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Hydro-Quebec’s clean energy corridor to New England targeted by First Nations – Electrical Business

August 5, 2020 August 5, 2020 – The Innu First Nation of Pessamit reports it has joined forces with the Atikamekw First Nation of Wemotaci (both of Quebec) “to put an end to the stranglehold of the Quebec government and Hydro-Quebec on their traditional territories”. Specifically, they demand compensation for Hydro-Quebec’s production facilities, reservoirs and […]

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Ontario and Quebec communities planning for a return to school – APTN News

Aug 05, 2020 First Nation communities in Ontario and Quebec are preparing for all scenarios in their back to school plans this fall. The plans vary between fulltime classes, online schooling and hybrid approaches. Last week Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he wants kids back to school full time this fall. Nick Shaver, director of […]

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Agnico Eagle spending $1.4M a month on Nunavut workers kept home by pandemic – Nunatsiaq News

But company still hauled in more money last quarter than a year ago, and it envisions a strong finish to 2020 5 August 2020 Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is spending $1.4 million per month to support its Nunavut-based workforce that’s been sent home during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the company’s latest quarterly financial report. […]

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Talks about New Brunswick public inquiry into systemic racism remain stalled – Globalnews.ca

August 5, 2020 Almost a month since the last meeting between New Brunswick premier Blaine Higgs and Indigenous leaders, talks about a public inquiry into the province’s justice and policing systems have not resumed. Higgs has stood by his belief that any public inquiry should be led by the federal government, even as Chiefs across […]

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Get to know UCalgary’s new Indigenous cultural education and protocol specialist – UCalgary

Last month, ii’ taa’poh’to’p, UCalgary’s Indigenous Strategy, welcomed Elissa Twoyoungmen as the new Indigenous cultural engagement and protocol specialist. In this dynamic role, Twoyoungmen will work closely with faculties and units across the campus community to provide cultural protocol advice, training, and advocacy. She’ll also help to connect people with Traditional Knowledge Keepers to incorporate […]

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Baffin Business Development Corp promotes emergency loan program to help Indigenous businesses – Nunavut News

Indigenous small business owners in the Qikiqtaaluk region negatively impacted by Covid-19 may be eligible for aid through the Baffin Business Development Corporation’s Emergency Loan Program. The maximum assistance is $40,000, of which 75 per cent is a loan and 25 per cent is a non-repayable contribution. This money could be put toward expenses such […]

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Residential school survivor wants criminal case reopened against former child care worker – CBC

Charge initially laid against former staff member in the 1990s was withdrawn Aug 05, 2020 A survivor of one of Canada’s most notorious residential schools wants the criminal case against his alleged abuser — which ended with the withdrawal of a charge of indecent assault — reopened. Simeon Solomon’s allegations led to a 1997 charge […]

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Funding officially announced for new Aboriginal Family Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay – The Telegram

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. — Officials from the federal and provincial governments were on hand in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on July 30 to officially announce the funding for the new Aboriginal Family Centre building in the Labrador town. Premier Dwight Ball, who is also the minister of Labrador Affairs, and Labrador Member of Parliament Yvonne […]

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Rotary Hears From Those Who Help at Weekly Meeting – PortageOnline.com

05 August 2020 The Portage Rotary Club held their weekly lunch meeting yesterday, and those in attendance had the opportunity to learn about an important service here in the community. Wawokiya Program Coordinator Brendan Schaan spoke at yesterday’s meeting and explained what the Wawokiya program is and what they bring to the community. He explains […]

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COVID-19 threatens gender equality in Canadian business – Mortgage Broker News

The COVID-19 pandemic is placing gender equality in Canadian workplaces at grave risk, according to Pamela Jeffery, founder of The Prosperity Project. “Five months into the pandemic, the warning lights for female participation in the workplace are flashing furiously as progress made toward gender equality over the past 60 years is at risk of vanishing,” […]

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