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College strike vote results expected today – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2017 TORONTO _ The results of a key vote which could end Ontario’s nearly five-week-old college faculty strike are expected today. College faculty have been voting online and by telephone on the final offer from Ontario’s 24 colleges since Tuesday. Voting ends at 10 a.m. and the results of the balloting […]

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US lawmakers escalate complaints about Trump handling of NAFTA; 72 write letters – CP

Source: The Associated Press Nov 15, 2017 By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON _ American lawmakers have escalated their campaign against the Trump administration’s handling of the NAFTA negotiations, slamming White House policies in a series of letters this week. Separate letters have criticized the administration’s push for a so-called sunset clause in the agreement; its […]

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Coroner, First Nations urge B.C. to act on high number of youth deaths – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ Too many Indigenous young people are dying tragic deaths in British Columbia, and a coroners’ death review panel is calling for a series of steps to improve their health and wellness. Paul Sam, a First Nations Health Authority representative for the Coast […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201721 Views

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2 Yukon staff members resign from MMIWG inquiry – APTN

November 15, 2017 Two Yukon staff members for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have resigned. Lawyer Karen Snowshoe told APTN News of her resignation in a Facebook message. Snowshoe said Melissa Carlick has also resigned Both women live in Whitehorse. As the legal counsel, Karen Snowshoe was the first […]

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International scientists raise alarm about Wood Buffalo World Heritage Site – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2017  EDMONTON _ One of the world’s largest groups of conservation scientists says Canada’s biggest national park is one of the most threatened World Heritage Sites in North America. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature says Wood Buffalo National Park is significantly threatened by hydroelectric and oilsands development. The […]

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Trudeau Ignoring Mercury Contamination On Grassy Narrows First Nation, Chief Simon Fobister Suggests – Huffington Post Canada

“I’m frustrated that Canada doesn’t step up and deal with this national issue.” OTTAWA — Ontario took another step Tuesday on the long road towards cleaning up mercury contamination upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation — a community that also wants the federal Liberal government to help generations of residents deal with the toxic […]

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MTS welcomes new teachers into the fold – Thompson Citizen

November 15, 2017 Now that they are two-and-half months into the school year, members of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS) decided to roll out the welcome mat for the 43 new educators who have started working for the School District of Mystery Lake. This ceremony took the form of a banquet at the Army, Navy, […]

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Inquiry fires 3 people in wake of Edmonton complaints – APTN

November 15, 2017 Three people have been fired after families complained of mistreatment by the MMIWG Inquiry, APTN News has learned. Two front-line staffers for the Yukon and one in Winnipeg were dumped, multiple sources confirmed Tuesday night. “They are scapegoats,” a source not authorized to comment said. “It’s a knee-jerk reaction.” It’s also a […]

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These Are My Words: A local author’s childhood experience at residential school – CBC

Ruby Slipperjack attended the Shingwauk Residential School in Sault Ste. Marie when she was 12 yrs old Nov 15, 2017 A member of the Eabametoong First Nation and acclaimed author Ruby Slipperjack says her latest book — These Are My Words: The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens — was one of the hardest projects […]

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Deeper engagement in the economy by Indigenous people would benefit all – Globe and Mail

Chelsea Barron is a 23-year-old machinist working in British Columbia, but she is also something more: She belongs to a work force that is increasingly important to Canada’s economy – Indigenous people. “Right out of high school I knew I wanted to get into a trade,” says Ms. Barron, who is a member of the […]

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Ontario premier says she never received Grassy Narrows mercury report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2017  TORONTO _ Ontario’s government has had a report in hand about mercury contamination upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation for more than a year, but the premier says she didn’t see it. Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister David Zimmer says the report was received by his ministry in September […]

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Indigenous reflection: Gather stories and bring them home – Ucalgary.ca

Indigenous consultation highlights importance of storytelling to our individual and collective identities UToday asked several members of UCalgary’s Indigenous community to reflect on key themes emerging from the Indigenous Strategy consultation process. Doctoral student Vicki Bouvier shares her perspective after hearing hundreds of stories during the consultation. My name is Vicki Bouvier, I am Michif […]

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Indigenous women on P.E.I. applaud changes to Indian Act – CBC

‘It shouldn’t be up to the government to decide who’s an Indian and who’s not an Indian’ Nov 15, 2017 ​Lalana Paul says changes to the federal Indian Act make her so excited she gets shivers. “You see so much sexual discrimination, it’s appalling that it’s still in there,” said Paul, a consultant with the […]

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Never for money, always for change – UM Today

November 15, 2017 — The first time Chelsey Meade [BA(Adv.)/17] saw the importance of philanthropy was on a trip to Dairy Queen. She was a little girl then, living in Peguis First Nation, and she and her dad would walk to the local store for an ice cream treat. “Attached to the DQ was a […]

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Painting pays tribute to Dr. Leroy Little Bear – University of Lethbridge

Dr. Maria Klawe, who received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Lethbridge earlier this year, was inspired to put brush to paper after she met Dr. Leroy Little Bear (BASc (BA) ’72, DASc ’04) at this spring’s convocation ceremonies. “I was deeply impressed by Leroy and I loved the integration of […]

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Calgary city councillor wants Indigenous art for Anderson Road pedestrian bridge project – CBC

Coun. Jeromy Farkas suggests move could help city mend fences with the Tsuut’ina Nation Nov 15, 2017 Calgary Coun. Jeromy Farkas hopes the public art for a new infrastructure project will be an opportunity for an Indigenous artist, especially in the wake of the controversy over a previous public art project, Bowfort Towers. City council […]

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Halifax Explosion Christmas tree prepared for journey to Boston from Cape Breton – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2017  BLUES MILLS, N.S. _ A Nova Scotia tradition that recalls how New England residents helped Halifax after a massive explosion ripped through the capital city 100 years ago is underway today. Each year the province cuts down a Christmas tree and sends it to Boston as an act of gratitude […]

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Fishermen, First Nations vow to stop testing by Donkin mine – Cape Breton Post

Nov. 15, 2017 DONKIN, N.S. — A coal company’s plans to conduct seismic testing off the coast of Donkin have basically been blasted out of the water. About 150 people — mainly fishermen concerned with the impact the testing by Donkin mine owner Kameron Coal would have on lobster stocks — attended a public meeting […]

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Tobique First Nation resident says neighbours pulled his son from burning home – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2017  TOBIQUE, N.B. _ A resident of a New Brunswick First Nation is crediting the strength of several band members for saving he and his 12-year-old son as they struggled to exit their burning home. Daniel Saulis said in an interview today that he was struggling to maintain consciousness as several […]

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Audio: One on One with Markus – Emily Faries – CBC

Nov 14, 2017 Emily Faries has had a lot of firsts in her life. She’s part of the first generation to be born and raised on a reserve, since before that, her family lived on the land. As one of 10 children in her family, she was the first to be born in a hospital. […]

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Indigenous food bank serves bannock, provides a ‘comfort zone’ for families in the core – CBC

The Native Women’s Resource Centre has Indigenous programming but welcomes everyone Nov 15, 2017 It’s the season of shopping in malls and spending money. But for many people in Toronto figuring out where their next meal will come from is their priority through the holidays. A food bank connected to the Native Women’s Resource Centre […]

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Education minister says she regrets confusion; supports treaty education – Red Deer Advocate

Nov. 14, 2017 REGINA — Saskatchewan’s education minister is apologizing for referencing her son’s homework in a speech which appeared to question how treaty education is taught in schools. Bronwyn Eyre says she’s sorry if there was confusion about her position and says she is committed to treaty education. “I regret bringing up my son, […]

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Tribute’s absence was disrespectful: LFN citizen – Whitehorse Star

A member of the Liard First Nation is calling out the Yukon government for failing to acknowledge Aboriginal Veterans Day on Nov. 8. November 14, 2017 A member of the Liard First Nation is calling out the Yukon government for failing to acknowledge Aboriginal Veterans Day on Nov. 8. Melody Janz told the Star she […]

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Local animal rights advocates protest Indigenous hunt near St. Catharines – Toronto Star

Hunters from Six Nations of the Grand River harvest white tailed deer for subsistence and cultural purposes. Nov. 14, 2017 ST. CATHARINES—Art Powless watches his 9-year-old son help park staff move a white-tailed deer that was killed earlier in the day. Like his own father did, Powless is keeping Indigenous traditions alive for his son. […]

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Historic drive to Tuktoyaktuk will mark the opening of the North’s newest highway – CBC

The Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway opens on Wednesday. The $300 million road project took about four years to complete, but has been on the minds of some for decades. It was hailed as a nation-building project by the Stephen Harper government in power when construction started, and as a “road to resources” by some Northern supporters […]

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Confront mercury crisis on northern Ontario First Nation, chief urges Trudeau – National Post

OTTAWA — Ontario took another step Tuesday on the long road towards cleaning up mercury contamination upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation — a community that also wants the federal Liberal government to help generations of residents deal with the toxic aftermath. Chief Simon Fobister cheered the Ontario government for a fiscal update that […]

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Sakimay First Nation opens Regina area’s first band-owned Tim Hortons – Regina Leader-Post

November 14, 2017 When Keri Ponace learned a Tim Hortons was opening on Sakimay First Nation land on Regina’s outskirts, she was determined to be a part of it from the beginning. She’s excited to work on her band’s own land – especially in a coffee shop. “Everyone loves Tim Hortons coffee, so I thought […]

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Six stories in the news for today, Nov. 15 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2017  Six stories in the news for Wednesday, Nov. 15 ___ PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU SET TO UNVEIL PEACEKEEPING PLAN Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will reveal in Vancouver today what Canada has offered to provide the United Nations in terms of troops and military equipment for peacekeeping missions. This will mark Canada’s […]

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BR Trudeau Grassy Narrows – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 15, 2017  OTTAWA – Ontario has taken another step toward cleaning up mercury contamination upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation. The polluted, remote site in northwestern Ontario is about a two-and-a-half hour drive northwest of the city of Dryden. Chief Simon Fobister cheered the Ontario government for a […]

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Manitoba Indigenous tourism operators keen to expand, say marketing is key – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2017  WINNIPEG _ Indigenous tourism operators in Manitoba are looking for ways to better promote their businesses and attract more customers. The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada held an engagement session in Winnipeg as part of a plan to create a provincial tourism organization led by the Indigenous community. Association president […]

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2017 Ingenious Awards winners – The people and companies innovating Canada – Itworldcanada.com

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Cutting civil service ‘off the table’, Yukon minister says ahead of panel’s report – CBC

‘We are not cutting the civil service. That’s for sure,’ said Minister Richard Mostyn Nov 15, 2017 The Yukon’s highways minister says the territorial government will not consider cutting the civil service, even if it’s a recommendation of the financial advisory panel. Richard Mostyn was speaking with reporters on Tuesday, the day before the panel […]

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Highlights from Ontario’s fall economic statement – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2017  TORONTO _ Ontario’s Liberal government released a fall economic update Tuesday that included a tax cut for small businesses as an offset for a minimum wage that will rise to $14 an hour on Jan. 1, and $15 an hour the following year. Here are some highlights: _ The corporate […]

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BR Sask Treaty Education – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 15, 2017  REGINA – Saskatchewan’s education minister is apologizing for questioning how Indigenous treaty education is taught in schools. Bronwyn Eyre gave a speech in the legislature earlier this month in which she said too much of such material is in the curriculum. She said her son, who is […]

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BR Churchill Rail Line – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 15, 2017  OTTAWA – Hope that Ottawa and Omnitrax would settle their differences out of court over a broken rail line in northern Manitoba have gone off the tracks. The federal government has filed a lawsuit against the Denver-based company for almost 19-million dollars for not repairing the line, […]

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Trudeau to personally unveil Liberals’ peacekeeping plan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2017  By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will personally reveal today what Canada has offered to provide the United Nations in terms of troops and military equipment for peacekeeping missions. The moment will mark Canada’s first tangible step back into peacekeeping since the Liberals promised […]

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How the genomics health revolution is failing ethnic minorities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2017  By Michael Mackley, Dalhousie 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: Michael Mackley, Dalhousie University Statistics Canada recently released its 2016 census […]

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Indigenous women targeted as street gangs flood Thunder Bay – APTN

She needed the money so she let the gang members in her home. Then things went crazy. They tried to take over and use her home as a trap house, a place where street gangs run drugs and women. “They gave me dope that caused a seizure and I almost died,” says the First Nations […]

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Nenshi says Stoney Nakoda bid to change Calgary’s name opens ‘thoughtful’ dialogue – Calgary Herald

November 13, 2017 If a group of First Nations get their wish, Calgary will be renamed Wichispa Oyade — Stoney Nakoda terms that roughly translate to elbow town. The Stoney Nakoda have applied to have a long list of well-known places across southern Alberta changed to reflect traditional names given by their people — a […]

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Carcross/Tagish First Nation buys some ‘prime farmland’ – CBC

Next year will be ‘start-up year’ at the Branigan farm property near Carcross, says Chief Andy Carvill Nov 14, 2017 The Carcross/Tagish First Nation is expanding its farming enterprises. At the beginning of August, the First Nation signed papers to purchase what some people know as the old Branigan farm. The sale is now complete, […]

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Teepee sleepers invite guests for food and fundraising – U Windsor

Students plan to spend Wednesday night sleeping outside to show their commitment to First Nations issues and invite the campus community to make a contribution. The Sleepy in the TiiPii event will see members of the Native Student Alliance stay overnight in a teepee pitched in the Campus Community Garden outside 372 California Avenue. They […]

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ROCKINGHAM: Iskwé making sure somebody knows about missing and murdered Indigenous women – Hamilton News

Iskwé was in Winnipeg back in the summer of 2014 when 15-year-old Tina Fontaine’s body was pulled out of the Red River. She remembers it well. Tina’s murder left an indelible mark, not only on her life, but also on the Hamilton-based songwriter’s music. Iskwé was one of the hundreds of Winnipeggers who marched from […]

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BC supports First Nations training in Burns Lake area – BCLocalNews

Burns Lake Band and Wet’suwet’en benefit from new funding Nov. 14, 2017 The B.C. government is providing $400,000 to support a range of training programs for Wet’suwet’en First Nation and the Burns Lake Band. Up to 38 participants will benefit from parts and warehouse training, professional development, Indigenous negotiations training, a work experience partnership program, […]

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Sask. man files human rights complaint over Métis exclusion from Sixties Scoop settlement – CBC

Robert Doucette says Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett has discriminated against the Métis Nov 14, 2017 A Métis man from Saskatchewan has filed a human rights complaint against Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, saying she discriminated against Métis people by failing to include them in a $800-million class-action settlement over the Sixties […]

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Video: Cree language expert Randy Morin teaches five Cree words – StarPhoenix

November 13, 2017 Randy Morin, a fluent Cree speaker from Big River First Nation, has taught hundreds of students, from elementary school to university. He’s a faculty member in the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Indigenous Studies and father of three who is a passionate advocate for the Cree language and Indigenous culture. Check out […]

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How musician Tom Wilson discovered his Indigenous identity – CBC

November 13, 2017 Like most children, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings’ Tom Wilson asked his parents a lot of questions growing up. But they refused to answer his most burning questions — like why his mother Bunny and his father George were so much older than his friends’ parents, and why they had no photos […]

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Toronto parks to reflect Indigenous history – Toronto Star

Part of the process involves naming parks after famous Indigenous people. Nov. 13, 2017 Toronto is looking to incorporate Indigenous placemaking in parks and public places. A proposal recently tabled before the city’s Aboriginal Affairs Committee details current efforts to showcase Indigenous culture and history in Toronto’s green spaces. “Toronto’s parks and public realm are […]

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ICC hopes Inuit Day observance will grow – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

November 14, 2017 “I’m glad to see that it’s starting to take off” Though the day’s not widely observed in Nunavut and Nunavik, the Inuit Circumpolar Council hopes that every Nov. 7, Inuit Day, sometimes called International Inuit Day, will in the future become more important. Inuit in Ottawa took a small step towards meeting […]

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Aboriginal chair for tourism association – The Daily Courier

In recognition that Aboriginal Tourism is burgeoning in the region, Frank Antoine of Quaaout Lodge in Chase has been elected chairman of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. Antoine is cultural co-ordinator at Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort, which is affiliated with the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band. He was elected at […]

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Alberta teacher races to save dying Indigenous language before time runs out – CBC

‘Our stories haven’t been told and I want to share our history with others’ Nov 13, 2017 A teacher in northern Alberta is racing to piece together a dying Indigenous language before the last few people who speak it are gone. For the past two years, Victoria Wanihadie has travelled the Peace River area to […]

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