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Groups want probe into Vancouver police carding, citing racial profiling – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018 VANCOUVER _ Metis grandmother Elaine Durocher, who has lived on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for 11 years, says it’s time for an investigation into the disproportionate rate that Indigenous people are “carded” by Vancouver police. The last time Durocher was stopped and asked for identification from police she was walking along […]

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There are 3 options for flood mitigation on the Bow River and none of them will be easy – CBC

Ideas include a reservoir in a provincial park, on a First Nation or expanding an active dam Jun 15, 2018 In the five years since the 2013 flood that cost us lives and treasure, Alberta been preparing for the next major flood. Berms and other local mitigation projects in Calgary and High River protect communities […]

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Inuk writer Norma Dunning of Edmonton wins $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018 TORONTO _ Edmonton-based Inuk author Norma Dunning has won the $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Dunning was recognized for her debut collection “Annie Muktuk and Other Stories” (The University of Alberta Press) at the Canadian Writers Summit in Toronto on Thursday evening. Jury members praised Dunning for crafting “spellbinding narratives” […]

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Alberta Indigenous community welcomes first rainbow Pride crosswalk – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018 MASKWACIS, Alta. _ A rainbow crosswalk in an Indigenous community south of Edmonton might be the first one on a First Nation reserve in Canada. More than 15 volunteers painted the colourful crosswalk in front of the Samson Cree Nation administration building to celebrate Pride Month. Chief Vernon Saddleback said […]

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First Nations power project trainees get chopper training – CBC

Students will need to work around helicopters as they stand towers and string lines, Supercom spokesman said Jun 15, 2018 Some First Nations students training for jobs on the East West Tie Transmission Project got a bonus class this week: how to work around helicopters. Wiskair Helicopters offered the training free of charge in conjunction […]

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Joe Savikataaq, former deputy, chosen new Nunavut premier – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018  IQALUIT, Nunavut _ A new premier who promises to get things done has been chosen by the Nunavut legislature after its members removed the old one from office with a vote of non-confidence. “I will work with cabinet, MLAs and everyone else to get where we want to be,” said […]

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Mulcair marks retirement by calling on Canada to be champion of democracy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018 By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Tom Mulcair was praised by friends and political foes alike Thursday as he prepared to retire from Parliament with a call for Canada to be a champion of democracy in the world. More than a decade after his surprise election in a […]

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South Dakota high court dismisses appeal against Keystone XL – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 14, 2018 By James Nord THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PIERRE, S.D. _ South Dakota’s Supreme Court this week dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear their cases. But an attorney battling the project says the “fight is not over.” Groups fighting […]

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Pilots, cheerleaders competing on ‘Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018 By Bill Brioux THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ What makes a hero? They don’t all wear capes and tights or bend steel in their bare hands. On the new season of “The Amazing Race Canada,” the kind of ‘heroes’ viewers will get to know are those who wear military or […]

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U.S. Canada agreement on refugees is now unconstitutional – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018  By Sean Rehaag, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada 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: Sean Rehaag, Associate Professor, […]

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Toxic leftovers from Giant Mine found in snowshoe hares – USask

Even though it was closed decades ago, the Giant Mine on the outskirts of Yellowknife has left a long environmental legacy. Jun 14, 2018 The gold extraction process, which required roasting ores at extremely high temperatures, created a toxic byproduct called arsenic trioxide. For about 55 years (1948-2004), arsenic and other toxic elements were released […]

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Oil and gas workers still mainly old white males despite diversity gains: study – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018  CALGARY _ A new study shows that Canada’s energy sector workforce became larger and more diverse from 2006 to 2016 but remains predominantly the domain of older, white males. PetroLMI says the number of people directly employed in oil and gas grew by about 25,000 to almost 190,000 over a […]

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Finding equity – Queen’s Gazette

June 14, 2018 A new mobile application launched by the Queen’s Equity and Human Rights Office will help visitors to campus find equity resources. A new Queen’s mobile application seeks to make campus more welcoming to a wider array of visitors. The Queen’s Equity Locator offers maps of the Queens University main and west campuses, […]

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BC Parks student rangers spring into action – BC Government

June 14, 2018 CULTUS LAKE – With rakes, saws, loppers, shovels and a heavy Pulaski axe in hand, six student rangers head out onto a trail at Cultus Lake, ready to take on whatever lies ahead. They are being led by seasoned BC Parks ranger Dylan Eyers, who works as a section head for the […]

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This is about leadership:’ Nunavut premier defeated in non confidence vote – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018 IQALUIT, Nunavut _ Members of Nunavut’s legislature have removed Premier Paul Quassa from office over concerns about his leadership style. Some members of Quassa’s own cabinet supported a non-confidence motion that ended with 16 votes in favour and three against. There were two abstentions in the 22-seat legislature. The Speaker […]

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UCalgary archaeology students spearhead Aboriginal Youth Engagement Program – UCalgary Today

Indigenous high school students take part in archaeological excavations at Cluny Fortified Village As she counted down the days leading up to her high school class archaeological dig on Blackfoot territory at the Cluny Fortified Village, nobody was more thrilled for 16-year-old Kerisa McHugh-Kerr than her grandmother. “My grandma is the one person I always […]

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Dr. Pitt shares Indigenous insight – Nipissing U

Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Pitt, a part-time instructor in the Schulich School of Education’s Aboriginal Education Programs and former assistant professor of Education, who recently contributed his Indigenous insight for an article in the North Bay Nugget. The article, Pictographs and City Hall, by Bill Steer aka Backroads Bill, appeared in the Thursday, June 7, […]

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Arcade Fire, Daniel Caesar and Gord Downie make the Polaris long list – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018  By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Rising R&B singer Daniel Caesar’s debut, the latest effort by Arcade Fire, and a posthumous work from Gord Downie are among the long-listed albums for the Polaris Music Prize. The juried award for best Canadian album of the year was narrowed down […]

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A century after deaths, Native American kids to return home – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 14, 2018 CARLISLE, Pa. _ The remains of four Native American children who died over 100 years ago at the government-run Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania were being disinterred Thursday so they can start the long journey home. The U.S. Army started the process Thursday at the cemetery on the grounds […]

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Make it a summer to remember! – Baffinland

Baffinland is committed to providing skills development and training opportunities in the North Baffin communities. As part of this commitment, for the first time in our history, we are implementing a summer internship program in the North Baffin communities and Iqaluit. We are currently looking for one summer intern to work with each of our […]

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Treaty Three police searching for missing 15-year-old girl, Autumn Andy – CBC

Police say Autumn Andy was last seen early Sunday morning in Big Grassy First Nation Jun 13, 2018 Treaty Three police in northwestern Ontario say they’re asking for the public’s help to find a missing 15-year-old girl. In a written release, police said Autumn Andy was last seen in the territory of Mishkosiminiziibiing, or Big […]

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Thompson RCMP seek 14-year-old missing since June 5 – Thompson Citizen

June 13, 2018 Thompson RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Claudette Feather Redhead, who was reported missing on the morning of June 5. Redhead, who is described as Indigenous, 5’3” tall and 126 pounds, has brown eyes and long brown hair. It is believed she left her residence sometime between the […]

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Students from Calgary and Tsuut’ina create mural for Fort Calgary – Thestar.com

June 13, 2018 CALGARY—Students from Calgary and the Tsuut’ina Nation gathered at Fort Calgary on Wednesday to witness the unveiling of a tiled mural celebrating Indigenous culture, vibrancy, and resiliency. The colourful work — called Many Hands — was crafted by the many hands of children from Calgary Arts Academy, Chiila Elementary School and Connect […]

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First Nations artist from B.C. brings West Coast twist to new Grateful Dead box set – CBC

Roy Henry Vickers drew on his personal background to create the pieces Jun 13, 2018 Roy Henry Vickers, a First Nations artist from northwest British Columbia, has always been a fan of the rock band Grateful Dead but never imagined he would one day be working with them. Vickers was asked to design the artwork […]

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Fuel spills near Nunavut elder-care facility under renovation – Nunatsiaq.com

June 14, 2018 Baker Lake’s Martha Taliruq Centre has been shuttered since March Fuel oil has been spilled near the community of Baker Lake’s elder-care centre, the Government of Nunavut said on June 12. The GN did not indicate the size of the spill, saying only that the departments of Community and Government Services, Environment […]

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2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here – Polaris

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 40 albums on the 2018 Long List. The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List is: a l l i e – Nightshade Alvvays – Antisocialites Arcade Fire – Everything Now Bahamas – Earthtones The Barr Brothers – Queens of the Breakers Bernice – Puff […]

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New First Nations fitness and wellness academy unveiled in Saskatoon – MBC Network Radio

Jun 13, 2018 The Saskatoon Tribal Council and the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools released plans for a new fitness and wellness academy at E.D. Feehan Catholic High School today. The miyo machihowin Academy (Cree for healthy living) is for First Nations students and complements existing Indigenous language and cultural programming at the school. The Academy […]

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Wikwemikong First Nation and tech firm launch new Anishinaabemowin app – CBC

Challenge4Change app teaches users Anishinaabemowin words and phrases Jun 13, 2018 A new program seeks to develop an online community and resources to help in revitalizing Indigenous languages. Challenge4Change is an initiative between Wikwemikong First Nation and Synergiq Solutions that has developed and launched a free app that teaches users common Anishinaabemowin words and phrases. […]

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Walking With Our Sisters exhibit offers path to healing – Daily Herald Tribune

June 13, 2018 The first time Wendy Goulet saw Walking With Our Sisters, she knew she wanted it to come to Grande Prairie. Conceived by Metis artist Christi Belcourt, the travelling art exhibit features vamps, or moccasin tops, to commemorate the more than 800 Indigenous women reported missing or murdered in Canada over the last […]

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RECONCIL 1A03: Reconciling What? Indigenous Relations in Canada – McMaster Daily

June 8, 2018 The Indigenous Studies Program is excited to announce a new course, “Reconciling What? Indigenous Relations in Canada” open to all members of the McMaster community, available in Winter 2019. RECONCIL 1A03: Reconciling What? Indigenous Relations in Canada 3 unit(s) An examination of sociopolitical and historical relations between Indigenous peoples and Canada in […]

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Paddling with their ancestors: Yukon First Nations hit the ocean in traditional canoe – CBC

Waves, whales, and ‘a connection with a higher power’ as Champagne and Aishihik members journey to Juneau Jun 13, 2018 Members of the Champagne/Aishihik First Nations in Yukon never thought they would paddle a traditional Tlingit dugout canoe, especially on the ocean. So Chief Steve Smith couldn’t say no to the opportunity for his First […]

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Indigenous plaques unveiled throughout Bow Valley – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Jun 14, 2018 KANANASKIS – Eight plaques highlighting the Indigenous history of the Bow Valley were unveiled last week at various locations throughout the valley. Each plaque includes the Stoney name for the location and provides a brief history about the cultural significance of the location. For example, the plaque at Mount Yamnuska explains to […]

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Federal probe into use of fake Indian status cards for tax breaks due at end of month – CBC

Indigenous Services hired auditing firm KPMG to conduct probe Jun 14, 2018 An investigation launched by Indigenous Services last fall into the use of fake Indian status cards has included interviews with three Mohawk communities and Canada’s border agency, according to a document released by the department. CBC News reported earlier this week on the […]

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Nunavut members of the legislature to hold non confidence vote on premier – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018  IQALUIT, Nunavut _ Nunavut residents are expecting to find out if they’ll have a new premier after a scheduled non-confidence vote in the legislature today. If the vote is successful, it will remove Premier Paul Quassa less than a year after he was chosen to lead the territory. Under Nunavut’s […]

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National arts fund backs ‘The Hockey Sweater’ musical, Kid Koala stage show – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018  OTTAWA _ A musical based on the children’s book “The Hockey Sweater,” a mosquito tale from DJ Kid Koala, and a multidisciplinary production about Inuit myths are among the projects being funded by The National Arts Centre. The organization has announced nine projects that will get $1.4 million from a […]

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BR Khill Trial – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 14, 2018  HAMILTON – The wife of a man charged with second-degree murder has testified there had been numerous break-ins and car thefts in their rural Ontario community in the months before her husband shot and killed a man. Peter Khill’s wife, Melinda Benko, told jurors she woke her […]

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Tories to increase pressure on government to show dollar impact of carbon price – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre says he plans to make life really uncomfortable for the governing Liberals until they finally give in and produce their analysis on how much a carbon price of $50 a tonne is going to cost the average […]

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Meet the three candidates running for Dene National Chief – CBC

Election to replace longtime Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus expected at end of August Jun 14, 2018 The field is set with three candidates officially in the running in the upcoming election to be the next Dene National Chief. Richard Edjericon, Eileen Marlowe and Norman Yakeleya are running for the election, which will take place […]

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BR Trump Cda Freeland – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 14, 2018 WASHINGTON – Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland continues her visit to Washington today, where she’s pressing the case against U-S tariffs on steel and aluminum. Yesterday, Freeland reiterated Canada’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s trade tactics in a meeting with the influential U-S Senate foreign relations committee […]

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Husky wants to build Saskatchewan oil pipeline, replace one that leaked in 2016 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 13, 2018 PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. _ The company behind the 2016 oil spill that fouled the North Saskatchewan River and threatened the water supply of Prince Albert and other communities wants to build new pipelines to replace the structure that leaked. Husky Energy held an open house Wednesday in Prince Albert to […]

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Alberta oilsands project wins regulator approval despite Indigenous objections – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 13, 2018  By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ A northern Alberta oilsands project has been approved by the Alberta Energy Regulator over the objections of local Indigenous people who say it will encroach on sacred lands and poses a risk to their drinking water. The 10,000-barrel-per-day steam-driven Rigel oilsands project […]

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New northwestern Ontario support program boosts graduation rates for Indigenous students – CBC

Program builds relationship between school, individual students leads to more successes, greater opportunities Jun 13, 2018 An innovative support program for Indigenous students at Dryden High School in northwestern Ontario is boosting graduation rates and helping young people realize their potential. The Four Directions First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) graduation coach program works to […]

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The past haunts new pavilion – Prince George Citizen

June 12, 2018 Even 60 years ago, long before Canada’s original inhabitants became politically active, before Aboriginal, First Nations, and Indigenous became the words they are today, when residential schools were still common, there was still decency. That’s where the unnamed city official speaking to The Citizen in May 1958 was coming from, reacting to […]

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Jury hears 911 call made after the shooting death of Indigenous man – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 13, 2018 By Peter Goffin THE CANADIAN PRESS HAMILTON _ The wife of a white homeowner on trial for killing an Indigenous man says she hoped it was her partner who pulled the trigger when she heard two gunshots outside their house on the night of Feb. 4, 2016. Peter Khill, 30, […]

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Lethbridge hopes advisory committee will build bridges, relationships with First Nations – Global News

June 12, 2018 “We want Indigenous people to have equal access to things like housing and education,” said Mayor Chris Spearman. “We want them not only to have equal opportunities, but also equal outcome when it comes to employment. We want people to be successful within our community.” In a hope to better represent and […]

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Bicultural employees can be your organization’s secret to success – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 13, 2018  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. ___ Authors: Stacey Fitzsimmons, Associate Professor of International Business, University of Victoria; David C. Thomas, Beedie Professor of International Management, Simon […]

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Prison psychological tests must be fair to Indigenous inmates: high court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 13, 2018 By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal prison service has failed to ensure its psychological assessment tools are fair to Indigenous inmates, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a ruling that could open the door to a wholesale examination of the techniques. In a 7-2 decision […]

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TB outbreak in Nain soars to 50 cases – CBC

50 people being treated with either suspected, confirmed, or latent cases Jun 13, 2018 Fifty people in Nain are now being treated for tuberculosis, up from six suspected cases in April — although health officials say the spread of the disease is showing signs of slowing. There are 23 people with either confirmed or suspected […]

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SFU University: Four B.C. post-secondary institutions to collaborate on social infrastructure development

Today, four of the province’s leading post-secondary institutions committed to establish the B.C. Collaborative for Social Infrastructure.  Simon Fraser University  (SFU),  the British Columbia Institute of Technology  (BCIT),  the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and Vancouver Island University (VIU) are founding partners of this innovative partnership. The project, supported by the  McConnell Family Foundation, will enable the institutions to use their collective energies and strengths to make real, sustainable impact in our communities. The collaboration will focus on the […]

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Program on Indigenous culture, traditions being introduced at early years centres – Northumberland News

Hastings — Northumberland EarlyON Child and Family Centres have launched a new program that features Indigenous teachings and activities. The program, which is being offered in partnership with the Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre in Peterborough, is in place at seven locations, with three more to follow. The latest one is the centre in Hastings, where the […]

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