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How Native American tribes are bringing back the bison from brink of extinction – The Guardian

The continent’s largest land mammal plays crucial role in spiritual lives of the tribes On 5,000 hectares of unploughed prairie in north-eastern Montana, hundreds of wild bison roam once again. But this herd is not in a national park or a protected sanctuary – they are on tribal lands. Belonging to the Assiniboine and Sioux […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201822 Views

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Why won’t Canada collect data on race and student success? – Brighter World McMaster

Although the impact of income inequality and gender on education outcomes is much discussed in Canadian government-level policy debates, factors of race and racism are seldom measured or addressed. However, as an education researcher comparing student outcomes in Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Chicago and London, I can see Canada’s policy makers have a big knowledge […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201823 Views

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Tsuut’ina First Nation students spread holiday cheer with feast for elders – CBC

Annual tradition is about more than just good eats Dec 12, 2018 As elders watch from beautifully decorated tables, students sing Christmas carols in their native tongue on stage at the 20th annual Elders Christmas Feast at Tsuut’ina High School. The celebration saw school staff and students serve the seniors a full turkey dinner, complete […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201820 Views

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Fast-expanding seafood giant joins Irvings, McCains as N.B. business royalty – BNNBloomberg.ca

FREDERICTON — For the Irvings, it was Bouctouche. For the McCains, Florenceville. Now, in tiny Black’s Harbour, in between an Irving gas bar and the local Freshmart, is a small, two-storey brick building that is head office for New Brunswick’s newest family-owned multinational. Cooke Aquaculture Inc. is the world’s largest independent seafood company, with billions […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201816 Views

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First Nations hope new accord with BC, Ottawa may ‘turn the page’ on denial of rights – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 11, 2018 The federal and B.C. governments have signed a new agreement with First Nations representatives in the province aimed at changing treaty negotiations, but an Indigenous rights lawyer says a lot remains… Read More: https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/9079/first-nations-hope-new-accord-with-b-c-ottawa-may-turn-the-page-on-denial-of-rights?category=news

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201829 Views

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First Nation sues Alberta, says tarsands project threatens sacred site – APTN News

December 12, 2018 An Alberta First Nation is suing the province over development approvals that the band says threaten sacred land the government has promised to protect. “We will not stand idly by and let the area be destroyed,” Jim Boucher, chief of the Fort McKay First Nation, said in a release. Fort McKay, a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201819 Views

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Trespassing on Treaty Rights: Saskatchewan’s Proposed Restrictions on Access – First People’s Law

December 12, 2018 The Crown’s failure to honour the promises it made to Indigenous Peoples pursuant to the historic treaties is one of the most significant barriers to reconciliation today. This was recently made clear when the Province of Saskatchewan introduced amendments to provincial trespassing laws which would impose new limits on Indigenous Peoples’ treaty […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201827 Views

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Cree Nation identifies 30 per cent of its territory in conservation wish list – CBC

Proposed areas represent a territory roughly the size of Ireland, about 80,000 square kilometres Dec 12, 2018 After several years of work and consultation, the Cree Nation Government has identified 30 per cent of its territory it wants to see protected from development, at least in part. When brought together, the proposed areas represent a […]

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Three Island businesses awarded micro-grants – Manitoulin Expositor

December 12, 2018 MANITOULIN—Three Manitoulin Island Indigenous businesses are the recipients of Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) business development micro-grants. The First Nation-owned Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre, Wikwemikong Tourism and Wasse-Giizhik Tours and Accommodations were named as three of six Ontario Indigenous business to each receive a 2018 micro grant worth $26,500. “ITAC’s […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201821 Views

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Legal pot fuelling demand for homegrown teaching program – The Sarnia Journal

A made-in-Sarnia program that informs youth about substance abuse has been in big demand since Canada legalized marijuana in October. The 10-week Choices program created by Sarnia-Lambton Rebound has been recognized by Ontario’s Ministry of Health as a “best practice,” says executive director Carrie McEachran. Rebound was delivering Choices in Sarnians and to a handful […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201820 Views

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New AMS committee to strengthen Indigenous voices in society governance – Ubyssey Online

Dec. 11, 2018 Indigenous students will now have a stronger voice within the AMS. On November 28, AMS Council formally approved the creation of an Indigenous committee after over a year of lobbying from Indigenous students. The approval of the committee closely follows the AMS’s apology for their treatment of Indigenous peoples. Rodney Little Mustache, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201818 Views

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Roads, airships, basic income solutions worth exploring, says report on northern food insecurity – CBC

Basic income, community coops among suggested solutions Dec 12, 2018 When Eric Melillo started looking into food insecurity in Ontario’s north, he was well aware that prices would be higher than in southern Ontario. Still, the author of a new paper from the Northern Policy Institute, digging into the high cost of healthy eating in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201827 Views

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Parks Canada shirks UN request for review of Site C dam impacts on imperilled national park – The Narwhal

UNESCO issued a stern warning that, in order to keep Wood Buffalo National Park off a list of world heritage sites in danger, Canada must take “major and timely” action on 17 recommendations, including an impact assessment of B.C.’s controversial megadam Canada will not provide the UNESCO World Heritage Committee with an assessment of the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201828 Views

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Idle No More Round Dance for Indigenous Rights – NOW Magazine

Gathering to remind Canadian government that Indigenous Rights are recognized and affirmed. We do not accept the Government’s current draft of its “Indigeous Right’s Framework”. Honour the Treaties and our Nation to Nation agreements, no top down approach from the government, and no partnership with Canadian government.We must be consulted. We will exercise our self-detemination […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201818 Views

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433,000 Plants in the ground after 2018 Victor Reclamation Proram – De Beers Group

11 Dec 2018 De Beers Victor Mine has completed a successful 2018 reclamation program, with more than 430,000 seedlings planted this year. Over 105,000 plants were grown on-site in a greenhouse and hydroponic seed starter “Crop Box” facility from seeds picked in the local area by Attawapiskat First Nation youth in 2017 The remaining 32 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201818 Views

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Former B.C. children’s representative says she warned province about lack of case visits – The Globe and Mail

A former B.C. children’s representative says she repeatedly warned the province that government social workers were failing to visit vulnerable children — a problem underscored this week in a report about an Indigenous boy with autism who went years without ever meeting a ministry social worker despite numerous complaints. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who left the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201824 Views

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A tale of two cities: Thunder Bay as ‘a mirror image of Winnipeg’ on Indigenous-police relations – CBC

On the eve of an Ontario report into systemic racism, the situation in Thunder Bay resonates in Winnipeg Dec 12, 2018 Given the historic relationship between Winnipeg’s police and the city’s Indigenous community, it may be difficult for Winnipeggers to look 703 kilometres down the Trans-Canada Highway at Thunder Bay. Northwestern Ontario’s largest city is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201821 Views

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Indigenous groups on Bill C-48: ‘Is this what reconciliation is supposed to represent in Canada?’ – Globalnews.ca

December 11, 2018 Three indigenous organizations whose communities are impacted by the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act met with the federal government on Tuesday. In a press conference afterwards, Calvin Helin said he is concerned about the impact of Bill C-48 on these communities and asked, “Is this what reconciliation is supposed to represent in Canada?” […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201823 Views

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Aboriginal Status and Rights – Historical grievances – Residential schools – Settlements – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 12, 2018 Application by Independent Counsel for directions relating to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA). Between the 1860s and 1990s, more than 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children were required to attend Indian Residential Schools operated by religious organizations with the funding of Canada. The operators of the schools kidnapped, brainwashed, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201820 Views

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New Parents Legal Centre aims to keep Indigenous families together – Prince George Citizen

December 11, 2018 B.C’s provider of legal aid has opened a special office in Prince George to lower the prevalence of Indigenous children going into government care. Called the Parents Legal Centre, it’s located at 302-1488 4th Ave., (the Scotiabank building) and is operated by the Legal Services Society. It is designed to increase the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201813 Views

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Sir John A. Macdonald to be feted at annual Orillia dinner – OrilliaMatters.Com

Historian will talk about Sir John’s visit to Orillia and ‘lively exchanges in opposing political views’ The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) hosts the 21st annual Sir John A. Macdonald Dinner: A Celebration of Canada, at the Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. We are honoured to have […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201817 Views

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Arctic contaminants researcher wins $100K lifetime achievement award – CBC

Derek Muir named recipient of Weston Family prize for northern research Dec 12, 2018 A Canadian government scientist who has attracted attention for his research in Arctic contaminants was given a lifetime achievement award by a charitable foundation on Wednesday. Derek Muir is the recipient of the $100,000 Weston Family prize for northern research by […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201815 Views

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Jim Guy: Canada’s Indian Act must go – Cape Breton Post

Recent summit in Halifax a call for Canadians to move forward on reconciliation Last month First Nations leaders gathered in Halifax for their first summit on self-governance and self-determination. In the context of Aboriginal communities, self-government involves creating formal structures through which First Nations and Inuit would regain control of the administration of public services. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201818 Views

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SSi Micro partners with Rogers, says it’ll improve cell, internet service across North – CBC

Change should make cellphone coverage clearer and higher quality, says SSi December 12, 2018 A northern cell and internet provider has struck a deal with Rogers Communications that should improve service in the North. SSi Micro will use the telecom giant’s unused wireless spectrum in the territories. Spectrum is radio waves, and what SSi has licensed connects mobile phones […]

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Algonquin College creates a space to promote truth and reconciliation – Toronto Star

December 11, 2018 At Algonquin College, tucked away in the Student Commons, you will find the Mamidosewin Centre — a place with a mandate is “to empower and support Indigenous students at Algonquin College into the next phase of their lives in a way that is respectful and reflective of Indigenous cultures.” It does just […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201818 Views

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New, formal Indigenous land acknowledgments for Grande Prairie – Alberta Daily Herald Tribune

December 11, 2018 Through a collaborative effort, new Indigenous land acknowledgments were created by Grande Prairie Aboriginal Circle of Services (GPACOS) this fall. “This is new,” said Kelly Benning, Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator at Grande Prairie Regional College. “The formal land acknowledgment and Indigenous voice on how to formally do that is new to Grande Prairie.” […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201821 Views

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Thomas Neshkewe fatality latest of three Island hit-and-runs – Manitoulin Expositor

December 12, 2018 Espanola man charged in death of popular Wiky church organist BUZWAH—Wiikwemkoong lost a cherished elder after a hit-and-run incident on Wikwemikong Way last Tuesday. He was 67 years old. Joseph Thomas Neshkewe was walking on the road near Buzwah at about 7:40 pm on December 4 when he was hit by a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201814 Views

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Matawa chiefs demand better homicide investigation results – Tbnewswatch.com

First Nation leaders said the recent Thunder Bay deaths of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob and Jordan Wabasse, whose body was pulled from the Kaministiquia River in 2011, spurred their call, on the eve of the release of the OIPRD report into systemic racism within the department. THUNDER BAY – On the eve a report looking into […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201814 Views

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Young Indigenous Leaders Seek Change – PortageOnline.com

Yesterday at the Portage la Prairie School Board meeting there was a special guest speaker. Seth Prince is a grade 11 student at Portage Collegiate Institute and he has started the Junior Chief and Council group at PCI, of which he is Junior Chief. Prince is the leader of the group which helps give a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201824 Views

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Upcoming Saskatoon play a ‘live documentary’ about Gerald Stanley case – CBC

‘I hope somehow it will help,’ says Colten Boushie’s mother of the play Reasonable Doubt December 12, 2018 A surreal scene played out in a Saskatoon rehearsal room this past Sunday. Forty or so people gathered to hear a workshop reading of Reasonable Doubt, a “live documentary.” The play is about race, justice and the trial of […]

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Indigenous advocates, land defender recognized with inaugural Art Manuel Awards – APTN News

December 11, 2018 Youth, an elder and Anishinaabekwe advocate are among the recipients of the first annual Art Manuel Awards. The new bi-annual awards, announced Tuesday, honour of the legacy of the late Secwepemc leader and activist Arthur Manuel and recognizes “impactful Indigenous governance research or practices,” according to the awards’ webpage. Coordinated by Ryerson […]

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Indigenous cannabis store testing Canadian law – Prince George Citizen

December 11, 2018 Members of the Kwaw-kwaw-Apilt First Nation are clashing with Canadian and provincial laws by operating a cannabis store near Chilliwack and First Nations advocates say the federal government should have foreseen the conflict. Ottawa signed a pact with provinces in the spring that requires provincial governments to charge a 10 per cent […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201818 Views

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Indigenous youth in Quebec child protection told not to speak their own languages, sources say – CBC

‘How can we still be doing this?’ asks Nakuset, executive director of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal Dec 12, 2018 At least three Quebec group homes or rehabilitation centres for youth stand accused of discouraging Indigenous children from speaking their languages and, in some cases, punishing them for doing it, according to sources and public testimony […]

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Found and lost – CBC

Nakuset was separated from her sister Sonya during the Sixties Scoop, but reunited with her as an adult — only to lose her again to suicide December 11, 2018 Nakuset sat across from me in a CBC studio in Montreal, headphones turned up, straining to hear her sister Rose Mary Murray’s voice on the other […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201820 Views

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Keeseekoose First Nation students benefit from new highway coach bus – Kamsack Times

Students from Grades 6 to 12 at the Keeseekoose Chief’s Education Centre (KCEC) were preparing to take a highway trip in a 56-passenger bus on November 21. Leaving at 6 a.m., 50 students plus teachers and chaperones were to go on a “road trip” to Regina to visit the Canadian Western Agribition. “The students are […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201821 Views

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Ontario offers alternate municipal oath of office for Indigenous people – CTV News

December 11, 2018 TORONTO — Indigenous people will no longer have to swear allegiance to the Queen when they’re elected to civic office after the Ontario government created a new municipal oath. The change comes after an Indigenous councillor-elect in a northern Ontario town was nearly forced to vacate his recently won seat because he […]

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‘Native American’ Tsawwassen First Nation chief makes most influential list – Delta-Optimist

December 10, 2018 It’s a nice bit of recognition, even though they got where he comes from wrong. The group Apolitical, a global policy platform, has named Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Bryce Williams as one of the world’s most influential young people under 35 who are making an impact early in their government careers. The […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201826 Views

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Holiday campaigns ‘fill the gap’ when people need food in remote, northern communities – CBC

CBC’s Sounds of the Season will help deliver food up north on Friday, December 14 Dec 11, 2018 CBC Thunder Bay’s annual Sounds of the Season event is quickly approaching and for the past three years we’ve partnered with the Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA), the Thunder Bay International Airport as well as a handful […]

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UARB considers permit extension for Alton gas project – TheChronicleHerald.ca

The Alton natural gas project and dogged opposition to it are again before a provincial regulator. “On Nov. 14, Alton filed a letter with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to extend the permit to construct for the natural gas storage caverns,” said Lori MacLean, spokeswoman for Alton Natural Gas Storage LP. “The process […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201828 Views

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16 groups to intervene in Saskatchewan carbon tax court challenge – battlefordsNOW

Saskatchewan’s court challenge of the federal carbon tax is growing after a judge announced all 16 groups who applied for intervener status in the case will be allowed to make arguments. The written decision, announced Monday, said all submissions from interveners must be limited to legal arguments related to the carbon tax. The Saskatchewan government […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201829 Views

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Calgary mayor furious county may ask Alberta to halt ‘critical’ Springbank flood mitigation – CBC

Mayor Naheed Nenshi says it’s unacceptable to have any further delays Dec 11, 2018 Rocky View County will consider Tuesday whether to ask the province to delay a major flood mitigation project upstream from Calgary — a move the city’s mayor is calling “ludicrous.” In a report headed to the county’s council, administrators say the […]

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Caldwell members continue to press for answers – Chatham Daily News

December 10, 2018 Frustration continues to mount for some members of the Caldwell First Nation who want answers from members of band council regarding their request for a full election. About a dozen band members held a rally at the Caldwell First Nation band office on Monday, upset they haven’t had a chance to address […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201824 Views

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Reitberger named new chair of Thunder Bay Police Services Board – Tbnewswatch.com

Celina Reitberger was nominated as the new chair of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board and is the first Indigenous person to hold the position THUNDER BAY – Celina Reitberger, who has more than 20 years of experience in the legal community, will be chairing the Thunder Bay Police Services Board – the first Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201826 Views

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Health For All – Know Your Status – CAAN

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week Rationale & Theme The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) has developed a theme for Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week (AAAW) for December 1 – 6, 2017 that parallels the international theme for World AIDS Day, Know Your Status. Health For All – Know Your Status During AAAW, Indigenous people across Canada will […]

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Dal Health researcher Dr. Margot Latimer coauthors new research published in CMAJ – Dal News

First Nations children and youth experiencing more pain than non–First Nations children First Nations children and youth are experiencing more pain than non–First Nations children, but do not access specialist or mental health services at the same rate as their non–First Nations peers, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). View it […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201826 Views

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MMIWG commissioners reprimanded, warned not to let families down in final week of hearings – APTN News

December 10, 2018 Commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) got an earful Monday in Ottawa, and a reminder that the well-being of many families and survivors who have testified will depend on how the commissioners conclude their two-year mandate. Parties with standing presented closing submissions just a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201836 Views

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New building opens in Aklavik, offering help for homeless – Cabin Radio

December 10, 2018 The territorial government has opened a new housing complex to help the homeless of Aklavik. The Beaufort Delta hamlet, with a population of around 650, will use the four-unit building to implement a housing-first model. “The program intends to house people first and then to focus on improving their housing sustainability by […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201823 Views

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Still here – The Gateway Online

Three Indigenous PhD candidates are deepening understandings of what home can mean How can the Métis find home despite their landlessness? How can Indigenous peoples reclaim their sexuality? Three University of Alberta PhD candidates are exploring these questions. Molly Swain, from the faculty of native studies, is focusing on exploring traditional Métis understandings of relationships […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201842 Views

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Plan to wipe out tuberculosis in Inuit communities shifts to prevention – BayToday

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says a plan aimed at eliminating tuberculosis from Inuit communities shows the federal government is “getting its act together.” Philpott, together with the leader of Canada’s national Inuit group, revealed Monday how it will follow through on a Liberal pledge to wipe tuberculosis from the Arctic by 2030. […]

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Hearst councillor Gaetan Baillargeon says province changing rules on pledging allegiance to the Crown – CBC

Province initially said ‘no exception’ to swearing allegiance to the Queen Dec 10, 2018 A newly elected town councillor in Hearst, Ont., says he won’t have to give up his seat after refusing to swear allegiance to the Queen. Last week, Gaetan Baillargeon, a member of the Constance Lake First Nation, was scheduled to be […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201834 Views

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