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Miss Keenan’s class at Khatinas.Axh school in Yukon wins Parks Canada contest with trip to Manitoba – APTN News

April 16, 2019 Miss Keenan’s grade 5, 6 and 7 class at Khatinas.Axh school in the Yukon have won a contest with Parks Canada that will see them travel to Manitoba this summer. The school is based in Teslin, a small community about two hours south from Whitehorse. It’s home to about 125 people – […]

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Inspiring message in the Inuit sports drama The Grizzlies affects everyone, including its creators – Toronto Star

April 17, 2019 The Grizzlies producer Alethea Arnaquq-Baril is on the phone from Iqaluit, discussing the film’s impact on her life and those of audience members, when her voice cracks with emotion. The Canadian drama, based on the true story of Inuit students who find hope through lacrosse during an epidemic of teen suicide in […]

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NASA engineers encourage Indigenous youth to reach for the stars – CBC

Stoney Nakoda students learn about overcoming hardships from Costa Rican presenters Apr 17, 2019 Kids on Stoney Nakoda First Nation are looking to the stars for their future careers, after a series of workshops with NASA engineers. After Skyping with a Costa Rican engineer during a NASA-themed class, students at Stoney Nakoda Elementary gave thanks […]

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Historic Niijaansinaanik agency to protect Indigenous children – Anishinabek News

April 17, 2019 NIPISSING FIRST NATION—A newly independent Indigenous child and family protection service celebrated with a Spring Forward Ceremony and a new name. The Waabnoong Bemjiwang Child and Family Services will separate from the Tribal Council, become incorporated and will be known as Niijaansinaanik. The new name means “our children”. Niijaansinaanik will provide child […]

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Blue Jays help bring ball back to Abegweit First nation – Peicanada.com

Blue Jays fever took over at the Wellness Centre at Abegweit First Nation Sunday afternoon as the community gathered to celebrate the fact they were one of 15 communities across Canada who received a $70,000 grant to renovate the ballfield. “This will allow us to upgrade the field so we will be able to not […]

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Meet other groups speaking up in court about Doug Ford’s fight against the carbon tax – CBC

Lawyers for environmental, Indigenous and taxpayers groups will make arguments on Day 3 Apr 17, 2019 Lawyers for the governments led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Doug Ford aren’t the only ones arguing about the federal carbon tax in a Toronto courtroom this week. On day three of the province’s legal challenge, a […]

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Fisheries Department announces conservation measures to protect chinook in B.C. – Nanaimo News NOW

VANCOUVER — The federal government has announced commercial and recreational fishing restrictions in British Columbia as a way to conserve chinook salmon returning to the Fraser River this season. The Fisheries Department’s regional director general Rebecca Reid says urgent protection measures include the closure of a commercial fishery involving seven endangered stocks. Reid says an […]

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Senate brushes off Commons demand to speed up Indigenous rights bill – IPolitics

Apr 17, 2019 The Senate has acknowledged, but brushed off, a rare message from the House of Commons urging senators to speed up a government-backed NDP bill that would deliver on a key 2015 Liberal election promise on Indigenous rights. The message from the Commons last week called on the Senate to pass NDP MP […]

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$1M boost for ArtsNL in proposed budget ‘a great start’ – CBC

Increase is dependent on budget being passed; organization still hopes for $5M by 2022 Apr 17, 2019 A collective push for more funding has paid off for artists in Newfoundland and Labrador — at least tentatively — as the Liberal government pledged to increase money to its provincial arts program. ArtsNL will see its funding […]

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Doire, Lévis up for NOMFA awards – Timmins Press

A couple of Timmins musicians and a filmmaker from Moosonee are among those nominated for a Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards April 16, 2019 A couple of Timmins musicians and a filmmaker from Moosonee are among those nominated for a Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards The Music and Film in Motion will present […]

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Wednesday’s letters: Eskimos right to keep name – Edmonton Journal

April 17, 2019 I was pleased to read that the Edmonton Eskimos have decided against changing their name at this time. Let’s hear from more of our Inuit fellow citizens, particularly those up north, before we rush into changing a name that has become renowned throughout the Canadian sporting scene for CFL excellence and history. […]

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Ring of Fire development to be ‘slow, contested’ if Far North Act replacement stands as-is, legal expert says – CBC

Apr 17, 2019 Province reviewing Far North Act to reduce ‘red tape’ over development Ontario’s proposed revamping of legislation that dictates how development proceeds in the province’s far north doesn’t do enough to protect the rights of First Nations and will likely lead to “renewed conflict” with Indigenous communities, according to an environmental law expert. […]

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Three new Indigenous languages added to provincial curriculum – Prince Albert Daily Herald

Starting next year, three more Indigenous language courses will be available for school divisions across the province. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Education announced it would make courses in Dene, Nakawe and Michif at the 10, 20 and 30 levels available for the 2019-20 school year. The courses were previously available through locally-developed courses, put […]

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Hussen celebrates Charter anniversary with special West Block citizenship ceremony – iPolitics.caHussen celebrates Charter anniversary with special West Block citizenship ceremony – iPolitics.ca

Apr 17, 2019 Although regular parliamentary business remains on hiatus until later this month, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen is nevertheless set to make a mid-morning appearance on Parliament Hill, where he’ll mark the 37th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms by swearing in 37 new-Canadians-in-waiting at a “special” ceremony in a […]

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More women, university graduates on police forces may reduce use of excessive force, research suggests – Folio

De-escalation techniques increasingly important to prevent use of energy weapons like Tasers on mentally ill people, says U of A sociologist. Canadian police should hire more university graduates and women to reduce the risk of resorting to excessive force in conflict situations, according to a University of Alberta sociologist. “College-educated officers have been found overwhelmingly […]

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‘We need Indigenous students to understand that they have more choice,’ says Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux – Anishinabeknews.ca

April 16, 2019 THUNDER BAY—Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation’s Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux spoke about reconciliation and the opportunity for employers to make a positive change during Lakehead University’s Aboriginal Initiatives Career Expo on April 3. “Reconciliation is a very personal thing,” says Wesley-Esquimaux, chair on Truth and Reconciliation at Lakehead University. “There’s a lot of […]

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PG hosts the first Northern BC Indigenous Arts Symposium – My Prince George Now

Apr. 15th, 2019 The first annual Northern BC Indigenous Arts Symposium will be taking place at the end of the month in Prince George. The Northern Indigenous Artists’ Collective (“NIAC”) and The Community Arts Council will be holding the conference on April 27 at the House of Ancestors Community Centre and Omineca Arts Centre. Sean […]

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Canadian government defends its carbon tax in Ontario court battle – CBC

After Ontario lawyers attack tax, federal lawyers will argue it’s key to fighting climate change Apr 16, 2019 A lawyer representing the Canadian government is defending the federal carbon tax, one day after the Ontario Court of Appeal began hearing the province’s appeal to scrap it. The Liberal government, which began its submissions on Tuesday, […]

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Nunavut struggles to recruit Inuit health-care workers – Nunatsiaq News

16 April, 2019 Half of the Department of Health’s employees are Inuit, though only a handful work in front-line care Nunatsiaq News partnered with Nunavut Sivuniksavut in Ottawa this past winter to deliver a journalism workshop to a group of first- and second-year students. Some of our reporters and editors spent Wednesday afternoons working with […]

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Legal Aid Ontario stops taking new refugee cases after Ontario budget cuts – National Observer

April 16th 2019 Legal Aid Ontario has stopped accepting new immigration and refugee clients after the Doug Ford government delivered the largest cut to the organization in two decades. The agency has stopped all funding for new legal services for immigration and refugee clients, except for the preparation of asylum claim forms, the organization’s CEO […]

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Woman says child protection system failed her and her kids in time of need – CBC

‘We got nothing,’ says woman of promises of counselling, care after knife attack Apr 16, 2019 A mom says after she was attacked and seriously injured by her ex-partner four months ago, the Northwest Territories child protection system re-victimized her and her children by repeatedly trying to apprehend the kids. The woman told CBC News […]

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‘She was not long with us, but she was here’: Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women tell their stories at exhibit in Toronto cathedral – Anglican Journal

April 16, 2019 On a table set against the wall of St. James Cathedral in Toronto, an array of framed photographs shows the smiling face of Patricia Carpenter. Neatly lined up next to the pictures are three Cabbage Patch Kids dolls—some of her favourite childhood toys—pages of her poetry and writing, and the purple and […]

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Westside municipalities meet with WFN – Kelowna Daily Courier

A closed-door meeting involving representatives of West Kelowna, Peachland and the Westbank First Nation took place on Monday. The meeting began at 11 a.m. at the Two Eagles golf course on WFN land. Councils in Peachland and West Kelowna had to pass resolutions agreeing to attend the closed-door meeting, but no information on the items […]

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Does Yellowknife need a more visible police presence? – Cabin Radio

April 16, 2019 The priorities of Yellowknife’s police and municipal enforcement officers are being discussed by city councillors, with their visibility downtown central to the debate. Yellowknife’s RCMP detachment asks councillors for input on its priorities each year, while council separately provides the City of Yellowknife’s municipal enforcement offers a set of priorities. “Visibility” is […]

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Northern Youth Hockey Championships – Sioux Bulletin

Lac Seul First Nation hosted midget and bantam division hockey players for the Northern Youth Hockey Championships which ran from April 12 to 14. The Northwest Penguins won the bantam championship and Crow Lake won the midget championship. Read More: http://www.siouxbulletin.com/northern-youth-hockey-championships?id=781

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Laugh and cry: Indigenous tourism delivers a range of enriching experiences – The Province

From smudging in the prairies, to baking bannock on the sandy shores of the Atlantic, or traveling with a reindeer herd in the Arctic, people from across the country and around the world are seeking out Indigenous tourism experiences. A couple of guys from downtown Toronto are asking the young Dene guide about his drumming […]

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Heavy snow forces early evacuation of Kashechewan – CTV

April 16, 2019 Hundreds of people from Kashechewan First Nation, on the James Bay Coast are being flown to safety again this spring. And the northeastern Ontario communities of Timmins and Kapuskasing are taking in a large portion of the evacuees. Almost a week ahead of schedule, evacuees from Kashechewan began to arrive in Timmins […]

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Students on Ice launches Inuit community initiative – Nunatsiaq News

16 April, 2019 The Students on Ice Foundation—which hosts educational youth expeditions in the Arctic—has officially launched its newest program, Expedition 2 Community. E2C will see northern youth between the ages of 15 and 30 help lead community development projects. There will be 50 core youth participants spread across five communities—two in Nunavut, and one […]

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Tax and licensing issues standing in the way of Indigenous cannabis entrepreneurs – 680 News

Apr 16, 2019 AKWESASNE, Ont. — Lewis Mitchell, a former police chief on the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne, chuckled when asked if he thought he would have trouble finding customers when his first batch of cannabis is ready for sale around summertime. “No, not at all,” the president of Seven Leaf said at his company’s […]

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Shane Chartrand stars in new documentary series about Aboriginal cuisine – Fort McMurray Today

April 16, 2019 Local Aboriginal chef Shane Chartrand teams up with two other prominent Indigenous chefs in a new documentary series launching Tuesday, April 16 on the Storyhive YouTube channel. Red Chef Revival, produced by Black Rhino Creative, is a six-episode, 22-minute food and travel show exploring modern Indigenous cuisine through the eyes of three […]

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Former Moose Cree First Nation councillor explains mass resignation – CBC

Open letter by former council members accuses former Chief Patricia Faries of misconduct Apr 15, 2019 In an open letter to the community, former councillors of the Moose Cree First Nation say they stepped down due to concerns over allegations of “misconduct” involving the former chief. On March 21, nine of the 13 councillors resigned. […]

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Restore former Acadian, and other, ridings recommends Electoral Boundaries Commission final report – The Coastguard

SOUTHWEST NS – The Nova Scotia Electoral Boundaries Commission is recommending the Acadian electoral districts of Clare and Argyle, along with the ridings of Shelburne County and Queens County be restored, and new lines drawn for Digby and Annapolis in its final report released on April 15. The report entitled ‘Balancing effective representation with voter […]

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Fight Courts for RCMP Files – Manitobapost

April 16, 2019 OTTAWA — The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women is fighting in court for access to two RCMP files the national police force is refusing to hand over. The inquiry is set to issue its long−awaited report in June, but says it wants the contested Mountie files to complete its […]

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UCCM constable presented with national policing award – My Espanola Now

April 16, 2019 First Nation police officers from across Canada gathered in Gatineau, Quebec to honour their own at a national conference. This was a special year for a Manitoulin Island constable. United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin Anishnaabe Service Constable, Josh Shokan, was presented with a Distinguished Services Award for Investigative Contributions at the […]

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Thunder Bay prepares for evacuees – The Chronicle Journal

Plans to host around 250 primary evacuees from Kashechewan First Nation later this week are underway after the province reached out to the City of Thunder Bay for help. Kashechewan First Nation, a community located near James Bay in Northern Ontario, is under the threat of flooding as spring temperatures rise. Greg Hankkio, deputy chief […]

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Crown won’t pursue charges against Coastal GasLink protesters – JWN Energy

April 16, 2019 PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The B.C. prosecution service says it does not have enough evidence to pursue charges of criminal contempt against 14 people who were arrested in January when RCMP enforced an interim court injunction at a pipeline blockade on the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s traditional territory. The prosecution service says in […]

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Wabaseemoong First Nation elects New Chief – NetNewsLedger

April 16, 2019 KENORA – Wabaseemoong Independent First Nation has elected a new Chief. Waylon Scott has been elected Chief. Scott was the director of operations. He now succeeds Chief John Paishk as the head of Wabaseemoong First Nation. Scott has served as a youth delegate from Grand Council Treaty #3. Roanna Jourdain, Glen Kent […]

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NWT women’s groups get $1.6M for gender equality – CBC

Multi-year funding ‘rare,’ says YWCA executive director Apr 16, 2019 Four groups working to improve the lives of women and girls in the Northwest Territories will now have sustainable, multi-year funding. Liberal MP Michael McLeod announced $1.6 million in federal money for the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning, the Yellowknife Women’s Society, sexual health […]

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Coates: Taking partisanship out of Indigenous affairs – Toronto Sun

Indigenous peoples have never stropped pushing for policy change. Aboriginal and treaty rights were “recognized and affirmed” in the 1982 Canadian constitution, and subsequent legal victories converted the aspirations of First Nations, Inuit and Metis into meaningful political and economic authority. Indigenous politics changed. Non-Indigenous politics, not so much. The country is still struggling to […]

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Senators descend on Prince Rupert to survey First Nations, local industry on proposed tanker ban – iPolitics.ca

Apr 16, 2019 The Senate chamber may be offline for the week, but the Senate TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS committee is still on the clock — and on the road, no less, as they kick off the first of two days of hearings on the government’s proposed ban on tanker traffic off the northern coast of […]

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Passionate discussion on key issues dominate Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly – 20 CKRM

April 14, 2019 Sunday marked the third and final day of the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan’s Legislative Assembly. Members and Métis peoples gathered in Regina, where they discussed a wide number of issues. One of them included land claims. “Around Section 35,” said President Glen McCallum. “We have alot of work that we have done on land […]

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Five UCalgary faculty members awarded Killam Annual Professorships – UCalgary

Individual recipients reflect on the role of their research teams and students in shaping their careers Five professors who perform at the top of their field have been awarded University of Calgary Killam Annual Professorships for excellence in research and teaching. To hear it from the recipients though, it’s clear none of them consider their […]

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Bonnie Pelletier – I will always be accountable and transparent with you – NetNewsLedger

April 14, 2019 FORT WILLIAM FN – Bonnie Pelletier is running for Chief in Fort William First Nation. NNL’s Amanda Perreault sat down with Bonnie Pelletier to talk about her goals. Here is what Bonnie Pelletier wrote on her goals As a young girl I had dreams and aspirations. I always knew I wanted to […]

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Native Studies professor sees a big future for Indigenous business and economy – UM Today

Meet Indigenous Scholar Dr. Wanda Wuttunee. April 15, 2019 — Dr. Wanda Wuttunee is a professor in the Native studies department and a member of the Red Pheasant First Nation. Though she never lived on reserve, she focuses her research on community decision-making around economic development in Indigenous communities throughout Canada. “I didn’t really have […]

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Kashechewan declares state of emergency – Sudbury.com

A state of emergency has been declared by Kashechewan First Nation due to the potential for flooding in the James Bay community KASHECHEWAN, Ont. – The chief and band of Kashechewan First Nation have passed a resolution declaring a state of emergency due to the potential for rising flood waters threatening the community. The resolution […]

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950,000 litres of Iqaluit’s raw sewage leaking into Frobisher Bay per day – CBC

‘You’ve got to divert somewhere so it doesn’t get backed into people’s yards and homes’ Apr 15, 2019 About 950,000 litres of Iqaluit’s raw sewage has been leaking into Frobisher Bay every day for more than two weeks. Since March 28, a blockage at the city’s Lift Station 1 has forced an overflow into the […]

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MPP Calls For First Nations Consultations – CKDR.net

April 15, 2019 The MPP for Kiiwetinoong says the Ford Conservatives must stop undermining the government’s duty to consult with First Nations on the Far North Act. Sol Mamakwa says more consultations and proper engagement are needed in order to improve and replace the act. The NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic claims if hearings […]

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Elder Noel Starblanket passes away, age 73 – CTV Regina News

April 15, 2019 Elder Noel Starblanket, a respected Indigenous leader, has passed away. Starblanket passed away early Monday morning in the company of his family. He passed at the Regina General Hospital, due to complications with diabetes. Starblanket was 73 years old. Starblanket was renowned for his leadership, and was respected as a champion for […]

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Liberals continue Indigenous agenda after SNC-Lavalin affair, but experts say pressure is on – TheRecord.com

Opinion is mixed on whether the Liberals will take the Indigenous vote in the federal election, as eyes remain on Wilson-Raybould OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau’s Liberals say they are still hearing support from Indigenous people and leaders, despite concerns raised publicly about Trudeau’s expulsion of two ex-ministers who had been central to work on reconciliation. […]

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Nunavut musician and children’s TV host Riit recognized for her work – CBC

Rita Claire Mike-Murphy recently released a new single called Qaumajuapik Apr 14, 2019 Nunavut-based musician and Inuktitut-language TV host Rita Claire Mike-Murphy is being recognized for her work by the Youth Media Alliance. She recently won the group’s Emerging Talent Award which aims to improve the quality of screen-based media and content for Canadian youth. […]

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