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NTI puts out call for nominations for role of vice-president – Nunatsiaq News

October 18, 2018 Nunavut voters go to the polls Dec. 10 The nomination period for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s upcoming election for vice-president opens later this month. Interested candidates should file their nomination papers from Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, if they wish to run in the Dec. 10 election, NTI said in an Oct. 18 […]

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Indigenous matriarch production celebrates sisterhood – Eagle Feather News

October 18, 2018 Kamloopa is a three-woman play opening this Friday at 7:30 pm in Persephone’s Backstage, and running until October 28th. Actor and playwright Yolanda Bonnell, based out of Toronto but originally from Fort William First Nation, graduated from Humber Theatre in 2016, says the play ran in Kamloops and Vancouver first. “The show […]

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Thaidene Nene negotiator warns ‘model of reconciliation’ in jeopardy if law doesn’t pass – CBC

Proposed park reserve hinges on law to be passed by next summer, says Steven Nitah Oct 18, 2018 The world is watching the Northwest Territories, warned a First Nations negotiator at the territorial legislature on Wednesday. He’s waiting to see what will come of 19 years of negotiations to create Thaidene Nene, a proposed park […]

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Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell will probe costly Manitoba Hydro projects – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2018 WINNIPEG _ The Manitoba government has hired former British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell to review two major hydro projects that have added billions of dollars to the provincial debt. Campbell will look at whether the Keeyask Generating Station and Bipole Three transmission line _ projects built under the former NDP […]

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Grassy Narrows making steps towards mercury justice – Wawatay News Online

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh (left) and NDP MP and critic for Indigenous youth Charlie Angus speak with local reporters in Grassy Narrows during a visit to the northwestern Ontario community. (Photo by Steve Land) The Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation has taken important steps forward in its quest for mercury justice, with support from three political […]

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Mi’kmaq couple opens their own loan business at Elsipogtog First Nation – CBC

‘We’re trying to help people financially, not cripple them,’ says Quentin Sock Oct 18, 2018 Buffy Peters and Quentin Sock say they knew people in their community who needed financial help. They hated having to track down the person and ask for their money back, so they were skeptical of loaning. But now the Mi’kmaq […]

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As MMIW testimony wraps, commission to ‘make do’ with short extension for work – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2018  ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ The chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls says she hasn’t seen much progress from the federal government since the inquiry’s critical interim report was published last year. The inquiry is hearing its final testimony today in St. John’s, […]

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Computer hackers steal $300,000 from Nunavut Resource Corp. – Nunatsiaq News

October 18, 2018 “It was pure fraud” CAMBRIDGE BAY—The ambitious development plans of the Nunavut Resources Corp. were dealt a big blow earlier this year when its chief operating officer, Scott Northey, discovered the organization’s bank account had been drained of about $300,000. Over three months, emails from a hacker who had somehow acquired or […]

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New iNdigital space showcases digital and interactive media at imagineNATIVE – CBC

VR, video games, websites and digital web series by Indigenous creators featured Oct 18, 2018 The rising popularity of digital interactive work like VR experiences and video games has spurred the imagineNATIVE film and media arts festival in Toronto to add a dedicated digital space this year. The new iNdigital Space will feature eight video […]

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Black market will thrive until small pot growers and sellers included: advocates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2018  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ A short drive away from British Columbia’s first and only legal marijuana store, Bill Semeniuk inhaled deeply from a joint outside an illegal cannabis dispensary. The dispensary, Canadian Safe Cannabis Services, has been open in Kamloops for the better part of […]

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Kinder Morgan CEO says there’s a ‘seller’s market’ for remaining Canadian assets – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2018 By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ There’s a “seller’s market” for attractive assets like those held by its Canadian subsidiary, the CEO of Kinder Morgan Inc. said on a conference call Wednesday to discuss third-quarter results. The company is working on a strategic plan that could include a […]

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Francois Legault to be sworn in as Quebec premier, announce cabinet – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2018 QUEBEC _ Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault is set to be sworn in as premier today and unveil what is expected to be a gender-balanced cabinet. An announcement is scheduled for 2 p.m., followed by a speech. Legault has said he will form a small cabinet of between 20 […]

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Voters heading to the polls in Yukon to elect municipal governments – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2018 WHITEHORSE _ It’s municipal election day in Yukon. Mayor and councils will be selected in Teslin, Faro, Watson Lake, Carmacks and in Whitehorse, where a tight race is expected as Dan Curtis faces four challengers in his bid for a third term as mayor of the territorial capital. Twenty candidates […]

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Threatening letter prompts Indigenous family’s move from Edmonton area condo – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2018 ST. ALBERT, Alta. _ Police are investigating after an Indigenous family in an Edmonton-area condominium received a letter that appears to suggest harm may come to them if they don’t leave the neighbourhood. The letter that was left in the family’s mailbox on Monday warns Katrina Anderson, her husband and […]

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Some baloney’ in assertion Canada’s pension fund has highest ethical standards – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2018  By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ “We expect the CPPIB, like other Crown corporations, to live up to the highest standards of ethics and behaviour and that is, in fact, exactly what it is doing.” _ Finance Minister Bill Morneau during question period Monday in the House of […]

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Some pot strains sell out on Day 1 in B.C., government says that was expected – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2018 By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ Consumers in British Columbia wanting to legally buy recreational marijuana for the first time on Wednesday were most likely to use the province’s online sales system, which Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says passed one significant hurdle in the early going. […]

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Group warning of health risks said legalization is the day ‘Canada went to pot’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2018  By Amy Smart THE CANADIAN PRESS A coalition of groups concerned about the health risks associated with marijuana is calling legalization a “dark day for Canada.” Members of Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada, Air We Share and Airspace Action on Smoking and Health tried to share the message from the […]

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Manitoba NDP calls for inquest into Indigenous man’s death on a bus – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2018  By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The leader of Manitoba’s Opposition has called for an inquest into the death of an Indigenous man who died during a 10-hour bus trip for a medical appointment. Abraham Donkey of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation was travelling from Thompson to Winnipeg for […]

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Spotlight on Buffy Sainte-Marie’s activism and music in new biography – Leduc Rep

Music writer Andrea Warner devoted over 60 hours of interviews to her book on Cree singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie. October 17, 2018 In 1964, a dynamic singer-songwriter from the Piapot Cree First Nation in Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, released her debut album on the celebrated folk/jazz/blues label Vanguard Records. It’s My Way! was Buffy Sainte-Marie’s opening sonic […]

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Two Sask. First Nations settle Treaty Annuity claims – MBC Network Radio Online

Oct 17, 2018 Two Saskatchewan First Nations have settled their Treaty Annuity claims against the federal government. The Poundmaker Cree Nation and the Sweetgrass First Nation concluded negotiations on September 17, with successful community ratification votes. The Poundmaker Cree Nation settled for $4.828 million and the Sweetgrass First Nation settled for $6.565 million. The basis […]

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“Literally life and death”: Indigenous climate leaders critical of Canada’s response to climate change report – APTN News

October 17, 2018 Indigenous climate leaders in Canada say parliament’s emergency debate on climate change Monday evening was necessary but inadequate. On Monday House of Commons Speaker Geoffrey Regan approved the debate following requests from the Green Party, NDP and Liberal MP Nathaniel Erksine-Smith, who were responding to the International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) […]

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Inuit lifestyle film picked up by National Geographic – The Compass

Rigolet hunter/artist struggles to keep culture alive RIGOLET, N.L. An Adventure Canada film about a Nunatsiavut hunter and artist has been featured by the National Geographic Short Film Showcase. “Inuit were born to be outside,” intones the voiceover on the trailer to “Keeper of the Flame” selected by National Geographic for the showcase this past […]

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Streamlined pardon process for marijuana possession convictions on the way – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2018 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS Ottawa wants to make it free and fast for Canadians to obtain criminal pardons for simple pot possession, but Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale made it clear Wednesday the government does not support the push for conviction records to be destroyed outright. Goodale said […]

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Too much work, cites councillor during debate – The South Peace News

High Prairie town council will have a few more days to decide whether or not to send a member to High Prairie Aboriginal Interagency meetings. Interagency co-chairs Cheryl Kachuk and Jamie Chalifoux wrote council with the request, which was debated at their Oct. 9 meeting. Council tabled the matter until their organizational meeting Oct. 23. […]

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Rama First Nation and GrowForce Announce Joint Venture in Cannabis Production – Leader Post

October 17, 2018 TORONTO — Rama First Nation and GrowForce Holdings Inc. announced a joint venture to bring cannabis production to Rama and the surrounding region. The announcement coincides with the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada. The partnership’s first major project will be the construction of a large-scale cannabis production facility which will create […]

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ACFN blasts federal, provincial governments at review panel for Frontier – Fort McMurray Today

October 17, 2018 During a joint review panel for Teck’s proposed Frontier oilsands mine, Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation said he plans to lobby the federal and provincial governments to improve environmental policy in the area the mine will impact. Shortly before hearings for the project began in Fort Chipewyan on […]

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Canada’s First Indigenous Protected Area Conserves Valuable Headwaters – Water Canada

October 17, 2018 Last week, Dehcho First Nations and the Government of Canada announced the first Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) in Canada, the Edéhzhíe Protected Area. The Dehcho First Nations Assembly designated the Edéhzhíe Protected Area will protect water, conserve biodiversity and wildlife habitat, and ensure that the Dehcho Dene relationship with the lands of […]

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Sisters in Spirit vigil – The Dialog

October 17, 2018 Community remembers missing and murdered Indigenous women On Oct. 4 the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto (NWRCT) held a Sisters in Spirit vigil at the Allan Gardens, calling attention to issues affecting women belonging to Indigenous communities across Canada. This is in keeping with the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and […]

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Exploits ward candidates respond to concerns about Qalipu status criteria change – The Labradorian

‘Leave no one behind’ GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, N.L. The message was much larger than the turnout. A few members of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band stood outside the group’s Grand Falls-Windsor office Oct. 1, calling on leaders to fight for the rights of their people. More than 10,000 people are slotted to be removed from […]

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“I am affected”: Indigenous community campaigns for a more serious conversation – The Cord

October 17, 2018 Arriving in the Waterloo Region at the end of September, the Indigenous Community’s “I am Affected” campaign has been finding success for approximately two weeks now. The campaign started out in Hamilton and was begun by the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic (HCLC) and has now spread across southern Ontario. It was brought […]

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Alexander chief cleared of sexual assault charges – St. Albert Gazette

October 17, 2018 Arriving in the Waterloo Region at the end of September, the Indigenous Community’s “I am Affected” campaign has been finding success for approximately two weeks now. The campaign started out in Hamilton and was begun by the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic (HCLC) and has now spread across southern Ontario. It was brought […]

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A glance at recreational cannabis rules, retail across Canada – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2018  By Armina Ligaya THE CANADIAN PRESS Recreational cannabis became legal across Canada on Wednesday, making it one of the few countries around the world to have a commercial market for weed. All provinces and territories will have online sales available, but the number of brick-and-mortar stores and regulations differ between […]

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Canadians waking up to legalized cannabis: ‘My new dealer is the prime minister’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ Canadians across the country woke up to legalized recreational cannabis this morning, but some hardy Newfoundlanders stayed up late Tuesday to witness a moment in national history. “I’m having a plaque made with the date and time and everything,” Ian Power, who was […]

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Brian Mulroney joins board of directors of New York based pot company – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2018  NEW YORK _ Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is joining the board of directors of an American cannabis company. Acreage Holdings, one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis companies in the U.S., says Mulroney will officially become a board member in November, when the company will list in the Canadian […]

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BR Speculation Tax BC – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 17, 2018  VANCOUVER – The Liberals say B-C’s speculation and vacancy tax introduced in the legislature yesterday will damage the province’s economy. The legislation would impose a tax of up to two per cent on the assessed value of a vacant property beginning next year, and aims to cool […]

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Streamlined pardon process for marijuana possession convictions on the way – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2018  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ As Canada embarks today on a new era of legal recreational cannabis, the Trudeau government will close the door on the old prohibition era by announcing a streamlined pardon process for Canadians convicted of simple possession of marijuana in the past. A […]

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Little Pine, Poundmaker First Nations team up to train special constables – CBC

Oct 17, 2018 Barbara Tootoosis deliberately chose red and white earrings on her first day of peacekeeper training. She has four Cree granddaughters to protect. “I’m going to do what I need to do to make sure they don’t go murdered or missing,” she said. “If our men aren’t going to stand up, then our […]

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First Ontario PAC plans tribute to Gord Downie one year and one day after his death – Newstalk 610

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre will be paying tribute to a Canadian icon. One year ago we lost Gord Downie, frontman of The Tragically Hip and tireless advocate for Indigenous Affairs and the environment. In recognition of Downie’s legacy, the FirstOntario PAC will be hosting a tribute concert tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. Producer of […]

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Still time to see Mi’Kmaw rug exhibit at Millbrook Cultural Centre – Enfield Weekly Press

October 17, 2018 The Milbrook Cultural Centre is hosting an exhibit of hooked rugs based on local Mi’kmaw art in conjunction with Aboriginal Heritage Month . The show runs from Oct. 1 – 19 . The project is the brainchild of Tanya McNutt , a member of the Colchester Heritage Rug Hookers group of Truro […]

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Live: Indigenous inquiry expected to hear testimony on violence, human trafficking – CBC

Today’s testimony includes Indigenous artist and activist, and woman working with young people in sex trade Oct 17, 2018 The third day of the final hearing of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will continue its focus on sexual violence and human trafficking. Robyn Bourgeois, an academic and Cree activist, […]

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Prep Business Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 17, 2018 Canada’s main stock index posted its best day in six months yesterday, despite a pullback on cannabis stocks ahead of today’s legalization of recreational pot. Toronto’s S-and-P / T-S-X index gained 170 points, to close at 15,579. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average surged 547 […]

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BR Marine Protected Areas – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 17, 2018  HALIFAX – Environmental groups are generally receptive to the recommendations of a federal panel on protecting marine areas off Canada’s coasts _ especially when it comes to limiting oil and gas exploration. In its final report, the panel says Ottawa should adopt standards developed by the International […]

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Supreme Court ruling shows need for more Indigenous Parliamentarians and judges, says lawyer – CBC

‘They’re a few voices calling out loud and strong surrounded by hundreds,’ says Bruce McIvor Oct 17, 2018 Following a Supreme Court ruling that there is no duty to consult Indigenous Peoples in drafting legislation, some officials say more Inuit, Métis and First Nations representation is needed on Parliament Hill. “Because there isn’t the proper […]

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Gathering at Nathan Phillips Square finalizes – Two Row Times

TORONTO — The Indian Residential School Survivors (IRSS) Legacy Celebration which was the first of its kind finalized last Thursday after three days of celebrating indigenous legacies of resiliency and healing. Placed outside of Toronto City Hall, the gathering honoured residential school survivors and their families, and offered educational programming for visitors. “We are pleased […]

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Officials raise alarm after spate of suicides in northern Quebec region of Nunavik – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 16, 2018  THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ A spate of suicides in northern Quebec Inuit communities has the local school board sounding the alarm about what one official describes as a “deep and ongoing crisis.” “It is an emergency,” said Harriet Keleutak, the director general of the Kativik school board, which serves […]

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How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C 83 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 16, 2018  Ottawa introduced legislation Tuesday to change the way inmates in federal correctional institutions are from the general prison population. How does segregation in federal corrections facilities work now? _ Administrative segregation is done to maintain security in the event an inmate poses a risk to themselves or others if no […]

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Northern territories to allow communities to block opening of cannabis stores – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 16, 2018  By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS Northern communities will be allowed to prevent retail cannabis stores from opening even after the drug becomes legal on Wednesday. Legislation in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon gives towns the option of voting to block cannabis stores within their boundaries. “If there is […]

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Federal government moves to transform inmate segregation in federal prisons – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 16, 2018  By Teresa Wright THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Eleven years after a teenager killed herself after spending more than three years in segregation in prison, Ottawa is moving to ban the practice of isolating prisoners who pose risks to security or themselves. Legislation introduced Tuesday by Public Safety Minister Ralph […]

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Police search for missing Big Island man, Bradley Kirkrude Jr. – Kenora Daily Miner and News

October 16, 2018 Members of the Treaty Three Police Service, OPP Northwest Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), Rainy River District Crime unit as well as OPP aviation services are engaged in the search. Ontario Provincial Police and Treaty Three Police Service are requesting assistance from the public to help locate a missing person last seen […]

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More progress made on Freedom Road – Dryden Now

The community of Shoal Lake #40 First Nation is celebrating the progress made on Freedom Road. Kenora MP Bob Nault joined community members and Chief Erwin Redsky last week for an official celebration of the road construction reaching the Trans-Canada highway. “This is about much more than just a road; it is about a community […]

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