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Public trust job one for head of Alberta environmental monitoring program – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 17, 2017  By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Fred Wrona really, really wants you to trust him. “The main piece that I’m working on is rebuilding public trust and confidence,” says the man charged with keeping track of Alberta’s land, water and sky. As the province’s chief scientist, it’s his […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201785 Views

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 17, 2017 TORONTO _ Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Remember Sino-Forest? The Ontario Securities Commission is holding a sanctions and costs hearing for the infamous forest operator in light of July’s ruling that the company’s former CEO and three others defrauded investors by […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201787 Views

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B.C.’s only support group for HIV positive women closes after funding cuts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 17, 2017 By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Valerie Nicholson believes she might be dead if not for Positive Women’s Network. She was addicted to drugs and sleeping in decrepit hotels in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside when she was diagnosed with HIV about 13 years ago. She assumed it was a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201781 Views

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Federal Court judge orders government to release pages of docs on Senate scandal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 15, 2017 OTTAWA _ A Federal Court judge says the central bureaucracy that serves the prime minister and cabinet improperly withheld pages of information on four senators at the heart of the 2013 Senate spending scandal. Justice James O’Reilly is ordering the partial release of the documents _ including a memo Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017175 Views

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New Brunswick creates Crown corporation to oversee marijuana sales – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 15, 2017  FREDERICTON _ The New Brunswick government has created a Crown corporation to oversee the sale of recreational marijuana, and signed deals with two suppliers. Finance Minister Cathy Rogers says the deals with Organigram and Canopy Growth Corp. secure a supply for the New Brunswick market in time for the July […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017217 Views

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Quebec justice minister says focus on pot legalization slows other court updates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 15, 2017 VANCOUVER _ Quebec’s justice minister says the rush to have regulations in place to deal with the federal government’s 10-month deadline to legalize marijuana is getting in the way of the province pursuing its own legislative agenda. Stephanie Vallee says the tight timeline imposed by the Canadian government is asking […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017166 Views

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This is why most teachers need Indigenous coaches – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 15, 2017  By Emily Milne, Assistant Professor of Sociology, MacEwan University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Emily Milne, Assistant Professor of Sociology, MacEwan […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017214 Views

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Animating Indigenous Stories – Sheridan College

Sep 12, 2017 Thomas King, acclaimed author, educator and broadcaster, took part in the annual Sheridan Reads community-wide reading experience in November 2016 to discuss his seminal book: The Inconvenient Indian. A long-standing Professor of Animation and fan of King’s writing, Nancy Beiman, attended the event in hopes of getting her copy of his book […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017141 Views

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City making progress with reconciliation, SACPA told – Lethbridge Herald

September 15, 2017. What does reconciliation mean and is the City of Lethbridge doing enough to make amends? This was the topic of Thursday’s SACPA session, presented by Roy Pogorzelski, a traditional MŽtis from Saskatchewan and director for the Iikaisskini (Low Horn) FNMI Gathering Place at University of Lethbridge. In December 2015, Canada’s Truth and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201787 Views

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Conservation officials answer Mi’kmaq calls for better moose-hunting patrols – CBC

Department of Environment patrols aim to ferret out moose poachers Sep 15, 2017 Conservation officials are doing extra patrols in Cape Breton in a bid to ferret out moose poachers. The non-native moose hunt doesn’t open in Nova Scotia until late September, but the Mi’kmaq have the right to hunt at any time. The extra […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201783 Views

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Peter McKenna: Untangling aboriginal self-government – The Guardian

“We must begin serious negotiations on advancing the self-government agenda in Canada” September 15, 2017 Recently, the Trudeau government introduced a series of initiatives to further Aboriginal self-government and self-determination – including the splitting of the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs into two separate ministries. The new Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations will be tasked […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017108 Views

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Upper Canada District School Board have new Indigenous Trustee – My Prescott Now

Sep. 15th, 2017 A new Indigenous Trustee has been named to the Upper Canada District School Board. Sitting member of the Mohawk Council Ryan Jacobs, who’s also an accredited teacher and community leader from the Akwesasne Territory, is to be sworn in at today’s school board meeting, the first of the year. The UCDSB says […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017115 Views

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First Nation wants flag back in protest at Nanaimo City Hall – Times Colonist

September 15, 2017 Members of the Snuneymuxw First Nation government want their flag back. They will be at Nanaimo City Hall at noon today to retrieve the Snuneymuxw flag that has been flying above city hall for more than two years. The move is being taken to protest the treatment of Tracy Samra, Nanaimo’s city […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201781 Views

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Troubled western Nunavut town wants mental health facility – NunatsiaqOnline

September 15, 2017 But health minister says “there are a lot of competing interests” A long string of deaths and violent incidents have left residents in the Nunavut community of Gjoa Haven shell-shocked, and its MLA says the hamlet is in critical need of a mental health facility. “The community of Gjoa Haven has suffered […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201795 Views

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Selkirk Regional Health Centre opens – ReNew Canada

September 15, 2017 Manitoba’s newest regional hospital celebrated its grand opening in Selkirk with a ceremony attended by the province’s health minister and community representatives. “The new Selkirk Regional Health Centre better accommodates residents’ health-care needs and the delivery of health-care services in the region,” said Kelvin Goertzen, minister of health, seniors, and active living. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201778 Views

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Conservatives distance themselves after Northern Ontario senator says First Nations should give up status cards – Sudbury.com

Party’s Senate leader says steps have been taken to address her role Senator Lynn Beyak’s latest statements about Canada’s Indigenous people are meeting criticism from all the major parties, including her own. An open letter the senator from northwestern Ontario posted on Sept. 1 took more than ten days to get the attention of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017212 Views

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Reconciliation Week plans set – Lethbridge Herald

September 15, 2017 The first Lethbridge Reconciliation Week will begin Monday and run through next Saturday. The week-long event is organized by Reconciliation Lethbridge, which is comprised of the Lethbridge Indigenous Sharing Network and the City of Lethbridge. The purpose is to foster education, awareness, and relationship-building with the focus on reconciliation. An official launch […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201775 Views

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With fewer fluent speakers, demand for teachers of Indigenous languages is on the rise – CBC

Schools struggle to find people who can speak languages fluently, have teaching degrees Sep 15, 2017 A trend toward “Indigenizing” programming in schools by bringing Indigenous culture and languages into the classroom has led to a demand for teachers who are fluent in Indigenous languages. But with the number of Indgenous language speakers on the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201766 Views

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Adoption – Considerations – Best interests of child – Child’s cultural heritage – Contest between relatives and strangers – The Lawyer’s Daily

September 15, 2017 Appeal by the child’s biological mother from an adoption order granted in the respondents’ favour. The child, a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy, was taken into care by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (Ministry) at birth, when cocaine was detected in his blood stream. He remained in the Ministry’s care for five […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017205 Views

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Moving from megabytes to gigabytes:’ Ottawa pledges $50M for Arctic internet – NEWS 95.7

IQALUIT, Nunavut – The federal government has promised to contribute nearly $50 million to bring high-speed internet to Nunavut where some of the poorest and most expensive service in Canada has long been considered an economic drag. The money, together with $73 million from regional service provider Northwestel, will put satellite dishes and ground stations […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201776 Views

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Public comment opens on Oceans Protection Plan – Ecolog.com

It’s taken almost one year, 10 months to be exact, but the federal government has finally launched public consultations on its Oceans Protection Plan. The plan was first announced November 7, 2016 in a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Vancouver. He promised a marine safety plan that would at least meet, and sometimes […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201775 Views

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Appropriation in art: Indigenous knock-offs for sale at national elders gathering sparks outrage – CBC

‘It’s time for us to stop allowing other people to take what’s not theirs’ Sep 15, 2017 Cree artist Aaron Lee weaves sinew inside a tear-shaped willow frame, crafting another one-of-kind dreamcatcher. The sinew is purchased locally, the willow collected in Edmonton’s river valley; all created with a prayer and the wisdom passed down from […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017181 Views

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Woman at centre of Wab Kinew domestic assault allegations says she was thrown – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The woman at the centre of 14-year-old allegations of domestic violence against Manitoba NDP leadership candidate Wab Kinew says she was thrown across a room and left with rug burn on her legs. In an interview with The Canadian Press Thursday, Tara […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017105 Views

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The Franklin story has always been at the centre of a historical tug of war – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 15, 2017 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS GJOA HAVEN , Nunavut _ Full fathom five John Franklin’s ship lies and of its bones are stories made. With apologies to William Shakespeare, few shipwreck tales have seen as much sea-change as that of the HMS Erebus. The tug of war over how […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201783 Views

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What Has Gone Wrong With the MMIW Inquiry? – Flare

Sep 15, 2017 An inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women was a key Liberal campaign promise. So why has it been plagued with so much controversy? Inside a new Maclean’s investigation Last August, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government delivered on a key campaign promise: to launch a formal inquiry into the 1,200 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201763 Views

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Gordon Lennie, born in a bush tent with a ‘lifelong love of the great outdoors,’ dies at age 69 – CBC

Family, politics and the land were at the heart of Lennie’s life, says longtime friend Sep 15, 2017 Friends and family are remembering Gordon Lennie, a man who loved the land and became a voice for its protection. Lennie, who had been fighting a number of health problems in recent years, died Sept. 9. He […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017134 Views

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West Detour gold project to undergo provincial environmental assessment – Northern Ontario Business

Indigenous group had asked for the longer federal process. Detour Gold’s West Detour project near Timmins will be vetted under the provincial environmental assessment permitting process. In a Sept. 13 press release, the company said the federal Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change will not designate the project under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201777 Views

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Partners help U of M enhance The Great Trail – UM Today

September 14, 2017 — The University of Manitoba opened the UMCycle Bike Kiosk, a new hub along The Great Trail, on Sept. 14. Coun. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward) and Indigenous artists and alumni Kenneth Lavallee and Dee Barsy joined the celebrations. Lavallee and Barsy painted Indigenous-themed murals on the full-service community bike shop, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201791 Views

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Hupacasath First Nation withdraws from Clutesi Haven Marina RFP – BCLocalNews.com

Sep 15, 2017 Hupacasath First Nation has withdrawn from the Clutesi Haven Marina RFP process. In a letter dated Aug. 29, Hupacasath Chief Steven Tatoosh said that they were not successful in obtaining the necessary $2.2 million in funds to ensure the Clutesi project begins construction in a timely manner. Hupacasath First Nation put in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201758 Views

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Solidarity’s Long Walk – Geez Magazine

Step. Move foot forward 45 centimetres. Step. Move foot forward 45 centimetres. Step. Repeat for 30 kilometres and call it a day. The tiny bones in the feet, the tibia and fibula at the shins, the knee joint, femur, and hip joint ache. Muscles and tendons swell. Hot spots inside the shoes lead to small […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201765 Views

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BR NS Lobster Protests – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 15, 2017 HALIFAX – An Indigenous leader in Nova Scotia says he isn’t aware of any band members harvesting and selling lobster out of season. But, Michael Sack of the 25-hundred-member Sipekne’katik First Nation says even if they were, Mi’kmaq fishermen are only exercising their right to earn a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017122 Views

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Education partnership to boost grad rates for Indigenous students – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 SASKATOON _ Pathways to Education, an education charity, has partnered with the Saskatoon Tribal Council in an effort to improve Indigenous graduation rates. The program will offer Indigenous students one-on-one support, focusing on academic, financial and social issues. Chief Felix Thomas says he hopes it wil result in young people […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017144 Views

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Three joint ventures short-listed for Tlicho all-season road contract – CBC

The territorial government has identified three multi-national joint ventures to compete for a contract to design, build and maintain the Tlicho all-season road. The joint ventures are led by companies that measure their annual revenues in the billions of dollars and have been involved in large construction all over the world. They include 29 separate […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201759 Views

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Calgary city council suspends public art program after controversies – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017  Calgary city council has voted unanimously to put the public art program on hold pending a review. The controversial program has been a lightning rod for public outrage in recent years. The policy requires one per cent of the capital budget of major infrastructure projects to be spent on art. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201796 Views

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N.B. to make recreational pot use announcement; signs first distribution deals – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 15, 2017  By Ross Marowits THE CANADIAN PRESS A pair of marijuana producers say they have signed deals to supply pot to the New Brunswick government, which is set to make an announcement about its approach to the sale and distribution of recreational cannabis this afternoon. Organigram said it will participate in […]

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BR First Nation Water Ban – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 15, 2017  CHAPEL ISLAND, N.S. – Health Canada says a spike in minerals that is fouling the water at a Nova Scotia Indigenous reserve is related to seasonal factors, such as temperature changes. Spokeswoman Maryse Durette says there are no known health impacts tied to the reported levels of […]

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Evacuees start heading home to Pelican Narrows in northern Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 SASKATOON _ Residents of Pelican Narrows in northern Saskatchewan have begun returning to their homes after being forced out of the community by wildfires at the end of August. Buses loaded up residents at the Travelodge hotel and Henk Ruys Soccer Centre in Saskatoon on Thursday morning to start the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201798 Views

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Partners pull plug on Aurora LNG project near Prince Rupert for economic reasons – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017  CALGARY _ In the latest setback to B.C.’s liquefied natural gas export industry prospects, the partners developing the Aurora LNG project say they are ending a feasibility study after four years. Nexen Energy, a Calgary-based subsidiary of Chinese oil giant CNOOC Ltd., says it has decided with Japanese partner INPEX […]

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Police report repeated damage to Enbridge pipeline project in Hamilton – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS Hamilton police are investigating multiple instances of tampering at an oil pipeline project in the city. Investigators provided few details about the incidents involving the Line 10 pipeline, which runs through Hamilton and is owned by Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). The damage consisted of holes […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201785 Views

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Alberta wildlife expert says animals well adapted to survive wildfires – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 WATERTON, Alta. _ As wet, cool weather provided some relief to crews battling a wildfire in southwestern Alberta, a wildlife official said animals in and around Waterton Lakes National Park are well-adapted to survive the flames. Parks Canada said Thursday that about six millimetres of rain fell over the Kenow […]

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Metis, First Nations say they also won’t be ready for legal pot by next summer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 OTTAWA _ Leaders of indigenous groups have joined a growing list of people asking the federal government to delay its plans to make recreational marijuana legal in Canada by next summer. The Metis National Council and the Chiefs of Ontario are before the House of Commons health committee as it […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017127 Views

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N.S. First Nation grappling with water crisis calls for federal action – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017  CHAPEL ISLAND, N.S. _ A Nova Scotia Indigenous community struggling with dark, foul-smelling tap water is calling on the federal government to fix a problem that has lingered for a decade. Potlotek First Nation residents have been told not to drink, bathe or wash clothes in the water, which has […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017131 Views

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Federal government announces $50M for faster Arctic internet – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017  IQALUIT, Nunavut _ The federal government has promised to spend nearly $50 million to improve internet access in Nunavut where some of the poorest and most expensive service in Canada has long been considered an economic drag. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains made the announcement in Iqaluit […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017116 Views

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Nova Scotia premier cautions against erasing contentious historical figures – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia’s premier has cautioned against moves to erase history amid questions about a town in his province named for a contentious British general who Montreal has decided to remove from its streetscape. The town of Amherst, N.S., was named for Jeffery Amherst, who supported giving smallpox-laced blankets […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017113 Views

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Winnipeg mayor wants senator to resign for ‘ignorant’ comments about Aboriginals – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 WINNIPEG _ The mayor of Winnipeg says a senator’s letter calling on Indigenous People to give up their status cards in exchange for Canadian citizenship is offensive and she should resign. Brian Bowman says the “ignorant” comments by Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak are damaging to the country’s reconciliation. He says […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017191 Views

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NS Lobster Protests – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 14, 2017 HALIFAX – There is growing tension between lobster fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia over the Indigenous ceremonial and food fisheries. Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association, says some Indigenous fishermen are taking unfair advantage of their right to continue fishing outside of the regular commercial […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201798 Views

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Cochrane comes together to improve relationship with Indigenous neighbours – Cochrane Eagle

Sep 14, 2017 Cochranites and their indigenous neighbours can begin to heal the divisive pain of the past by moving forward together, agreed a group of people who gathered last week to discuss improving relations between the two communities. Upwards of 150 people packed into the Frank Wills Memorial Hall last Friday night for the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201777 Views

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Backbone slides into town – The Coast

Red Sky Performance’s Backbone presents a contemporary Indigenous dance performance. Red Sky Performance is one of Canada’s leading companies creating contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada. Founded in 2000 by Sandra Laronde, originally from Teme-Augama-Anishinaabe (People of the Deep Water) in Temapgami, northern Ontario, Red Sky has since had hundreds of performances across Canada and around […]

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An Indigenous Education – Thestar.com

Ontario classrooms are employing old methods to teach new lessons Sept. 14, 2017 As Ontario’s colleges and universities explore new fields of Indigenous education, Angeni Lovelady’s own academic voyage started with a canoe trip through her campus. In 2016, as part of Trent University’s debut group of Indigenous bachelor of education students, Lovelady paddled up […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017126 Views

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Decolonial Discourse: The Stó:lō Kidnapping of Indigenous People – The Runner

September 13, 2017 The Fraser River gold rush kidnappings are symptomatic of violent colonization Stó:lō children used to be kidnapped for slave labour during the Fraser River gold rush of 1858, CBC News reported on Aug. 19. A historian named Keith Carlson found evidence that in that year an eight year-old Stó:lō Nation boy was […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201761 Views

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