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BR Mba CFS Funding – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 28, 2017 2:30 WINNIPEG – Canada’s indigenous affairs minister says Manitoba child welfare should move away from rewarding the apprehension of children to focus more on keeping families together. Carolyn Bennett was in Winnipeg yesterday to announce the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs will be given 550-thousand dollars to consult with […]

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Think tank urges Liberals to sell money making assets to private sector – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 28, 2017  OTTAWA _ A new report is urging the Trudeau Liberals to make their new, experimental infrastructure bank a centre for helping cities and provinces sell off existing assets, rather than just helping to build new infrastructure. The C.D. Howe Institute says the Liberals, along with provinces, territories and cities, could […]

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QUEbudget – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 28, 2017  Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao will table the province’s 2017-18 budget today and says it will be one of “confidence and optimism.” Leitao said earlier this month he will be tabling his third consecutive balanced budget. He is expected to reinvest heavily in health and education, two […]

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Indigenous woman’s eviction highlights grey areas in divorce cases – CBC

Mar 27, 2017 Tori Cress is not a band member where the lot is located, but believes she has marital claim to house A woman on the Wahta Mohawk territory is getting kicked out of the home she built with her ex-husband without receiving a settlement she said is owed to her. “I’m in a […]

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University of Toronto’s First Nations House celebrates 25 years – U of T

March 26, 2017 Founder says there is still much more work for the institution to do in making Indigenous presence stronger across the city. When Diane Longboat graduated from the University of Toronto in 1978 she knew it was a significant feat. “Being an Indigenous girl and going to university was pretty unheard of,” said […]

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Ottawa gives Manitoba chiefs money to study reforming child welfare system – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 27, 2017 11:30 WINNIPEG _ Canada’s indigenous affairs minister says child welfare needs to be reformed to better serve First Nations. Carolyn Bennett is in Winnipeg to announce funding for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to study how Child and Family Services can be overhauled. Bennett says the $550,000 will help First Nations […]

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N.B. court refuses to put man back in prison after he didn’t get his medication – CBC

Tobique First Nation man alleged to have committed more crimes in delusional state 2 days after release March 27, 2017 New Brunswick’s highest court has rejected a bid by the Crown to put a man from Tobique First Nation back in prison, after he wasn’t given his medication while incarcerated on a drug-trafficking charge. Timothy […]

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Residential school memoir to get a public reading on campus – URegina

March 25, 2017 The residential school memoir of Augie Merasty is about to be told by a variety of voices. A public reading of the bestselling book takes place Monday, March 27 at 11:45 a.m. at the Research and Innovation Centre Atrium (RIC) of the Main Campus. The book, published by U of R Press, […]

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Mba Peguis New Chief – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 27, 2017  BLOODVEIN, Man. – A man who wants to turn a former Winnipeg military base into a large indigenous business development has been elected chief of what is considered Manitoba’s largest First Nation. Glenn Hudson defeated incumbent Cindy Spence in last Friday’s election to become head of the […]

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Indigenous chefs aim to raise awareness of their traditional foods – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 27, 2017 11:18 By Lois Abraham THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Canadian cuisine might include a mix of culinary traditions, but the food of one of the country’s founding groups is largely missing. An emerging group of indigenous chefs and restaurateurs is hoping to change that. Rich Francis, chef-owner of Seventh Fire Hospitality […]

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Vancouver Island First Nation gives nod to proposed LNG export facility – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 27, 2017  VANCOUVER _ A First Nation on Vancouver Island has approved a proposed liquefied natural gas export facility on its traditional territories. Members of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation voted 70 per cent in favour of the development planned by Steelhead LNG at Sarita Bay, near Port Alberni. The First Nation says […]

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Newly elected First Nations chief promises action on former Winnipeg army base – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 27, 2017 BLOODVEIN, Man. _ A man who wants to turn a former Winnipeg military base into a large indigenous business development has been elected chief of what is considered Manitoba’s largest First Nation. Glenn Hudson defeated incumbent Cindy Spence in last Friday’s election to become head of the Peguis First Nation, […]

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Facts and evidence matter in confronting climate crisis – Science Matters

March 23, 2017 We recently highlighted the faulty logic of a pseudoscientific argument against addressing climate change: the proposition that because CO2 is necessary for plants, increasing emissions is good for the planet and the life it supports. Those who read, write or talk regularly about climate change and ecology are familiar with other anti-environmental […]

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A pipeline, some rabbit traps, and a 300-year-old treaty – Thestar.com

March 27, 2017 Two indigenous men square off against Enbridge over pipeline work they say violates their treaty rights. Two Haudenosaunee men are facing a court injunction filed by Enbridge Inc. that they say is denying them their traditional hunting rights. Earlier this month, an Ontario Superior Court judge granted the injunction against Wayne Hill […]

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Nunavik teacher’s prize shines spotlight on northern education – NunatsiaqOnline

March 27, 2017 “She’s helped so many youth” Nunavik teacher Maggie MacDonnell hopes the global teaching prize she picked up March 19 will draw attention to education in Inuit communities and the important role that educators play in the lives of northern youth. For now, MacDonnell is still swept up in a “tornado of events” […]

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Wresting Authority From the Regulators: The Proper Role of the National Energy Board in Environmental Assessments – Slaw.ca

March 27 th 2017 It is not every day that we have an opportunity to effect transformative legal change. It is natural, then, that when last summer a number of cabinet ministers announced the review of four key federal environmental laws, West Coast Environmental Law – along with other lawyers, academics, environmental groups, Indigenous peoples […]

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Urban Aboriginal village’ proposed for downtown Prince George – CBC

Development would be mixture of family, student and senior housing with daycare and cultural areas Mar 27, 2017 An “urban village” with an emphasis on Indigenous culture and values is being proposed for the VLA neighbourhood of downtown Prince George, B.C. The complex, run by the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George, would have a […]

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Letter: Racist comments on First Nations Hydro story ‘frustrating’ – Sudbury.com

Majority of comments reflect ignorance, racism that continues to affect Indigenous people On March 21, Sudbury.com published an article regarding the elimination of delivery fees for First Nations communities in Ontario. Given that there are many reserves in remote and rural locations struggling with access to basic social services coupled with very high costs of […]

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Students asked to prove Yukon connection to qualify for grant – CBC

Changes meant to weed out students without a ‘close tie or connection’ to the territory March 27, 2017 Dozens of people studying on the Yukon government’s dime may be cut off from funding next year. Thirty-eight students received an email last week telling them they may not meet the new eligibility requirements of the Yukon […]

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City project funding options, Aboriginal Housing Society plans; City Council preview – My Prince George Now

The Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George will discuss its future projects with City Council at Monday night’s meeting. It’s still seeking a few permits before starting a 3-storey, 27 unit seniors home on Spruce Street. The Society is also seeking a property rezoning for a lot near 17th and Winnipeg before it can develop […]

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Three First Nations students off to National Spelling Bee – MBC

27 March 2017 Three students from First Nation community schools in Saskatchewan will be heading to the National Spelling Bee in Toronto in May after Friday’s Provincial First Nation Spelling Bee in Saskatoon. McKenna Fineblanket of Bishop Roborecki School in Saskatoon won in the primary division. Noah Merasty from Gateway Elementary in Meadow Lake took […]

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Aliya Kooistra passionate about helping Northern Canada – TheSpec.com

Hamilton District Christian High School student back from Global Vision’s Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus Aliya Kooistra got a second chance to see an area of Canada most people never get to visit — and it likely won’t be her last trip to Nunavut. She recently returned from her second trip to Iqaluit to attend Global […]

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Indigenous Health Website Launched – 250 News

March 27, 2017 Prince George, B.C. – What used to be Aboriginal Health is now Indigenous Health and the name change comes as a new Indigenous Health website has been launched. Over the past year, there has been a great deal of work to partner with Indigenous peoples and communities, all with a goal of […]

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Federal budget invests in sustainability – Groundwater Canada

Ottawa – The 2017 federal budget includes several initiatives aimed at spurring “clean growth.” The government’s plan to promote sustainability includes the following initiatives: With the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the government and its provincial, territorial and indigenous partners laid out a plan to create good, well-paying jobs and leave a […]

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Law conferences: The many benefits of participation – Canadian Lawyer

March 27, 2017 Attending a law conference last week, I had the chance to participate in the Canadian Law Student Conference, hosted by the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues. Now in its tenth year, this annual conference held in Windsor, Ont., invites students from across the country to present their own research papers […]

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Saskatchewan rural bus service a must for vulnerable people: B.C. First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 26, 2017 By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Saskatchewan needed innovative ways to continue providing rural bus service instead of gutting it altogether, says an advocate for a British Columbia First Nation that fought for 10 years to get transportation along a route where women have been murdered. Dawn George, […]

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Polling shows hydro was No. 1 concern in Ontario long before relief announced – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 27, 2017 By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Ontario’s government learned from its own polling that the rising cost of hydro was people’s top concern 10 months before the Liberals publicly acknowledged it and announced an eight-per-cent reduction on electricity bills. The government-commissioned polling from 2013 to 2016 _ examined […]

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Award winning author Richard Wagamese honoured at Saturday memorial – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 25, 2017 By Dale Bass, Kamloops This Week THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ Although Edna Manitowabi did not know author and journalist Richard Wagamese well, she knew the power of his words. The Ojibway elder and professor emeritus at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., spoke at a memorial service on Saturday […]

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Trudeau returns to byelection campaign trail, critics say he should stay away – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 24, 2017 By Mike Blanchfied and Stephanie Levitz THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Advance voting began Friday in five federal byelections and the prime minister was back on the stump, appearing at an event for the Liberal candidate in an Ottawa-area riding. Justin Trudeau’s late afternoon visit to Ottawa-Vanier followed an event […]

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival opens with radical political love story – Thestar.com

The program also includes films highlighting Canada’s own historical horrors. March 24, 2017 Human Rights Watch: Cinema remains a powerful tool for raising awareness of issues of human rights and social justice wherever those struggles take place in the world. But while stories from Syria, China, Egypt and Pakistan certainly figure strongly in the latest […]

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Margolese Prize Winner Wants Homelessness No More – The Tyee

Idle No More co-founder Sylvia McAdam talks housing, treaty, and LGBTQ2S+ rights in lead-up to Vancouver event. Sylvia McAdam is not one to back down from a human rights fight. A co-founder of the Idle No More grassroots Indigenous advocacy movement that spread across Canada in 2012, McAdam, a member of the nêhiyaw or Cree […]

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JunoFest comes to Ottawa: So many bands, so little time – Ottawa Citizen

March 24, 2017 Blues hero Colin Linden is playing the Rainbow Bistro. Folk-rockers the Strumbellas are at Bronson Centre for an all-ages show. Almost all the Juno jazz nominees can be found at Live on Elgin, while a team of reggae contenders join forces at Cafe Dekcuf and indigenous artists take over Mercury Lounge. Those […]

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With Mistawasis Land Code Vote, Saskatoon Tribal Council First to Regain Control and Management of Lands – SFNEDN

On January 16th, 2017 the members of Mistawasis First Nation voted by a ratio of 9:1 to approve its proposed Land Code, allowing the transfer of control and management of its lands back to the community, under the provisions of the First Nations Land Management Act. Mistawasis was preceded by the other six members of […]

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2017 Federal Budget Impact on Oilfield Services – MNP

The 2017 Federal Budget announced March 22 by Finance Minister Bill Morneau included some expected and unexpected amendments relating directly to Canada’s oil and gas industry. While a $30-million injection into Alberta’s Orphan Well fund was welcomed by industry, tax changes around drilling new wells and flow-through share credits for junior producer were not. Prior […]

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Spenceley named EDL board chair – Lethbridge Herald

March 24, 2017. Lethbridge businessman Bill Spenceley has been elected chair of the board at Lethbridge Economic Development. Spenceley, president and owner of Flexahopper Plastics, will lead a board of 25 volunteers. He succeeds Lethbridge College president Paula Burns. Vice-chair for the 2017 term will be Mayor Chris Spearman. Six new members were appointed during […]

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Federal budget has no new spending for on-reserve fire safety – Thestar.com

March 23, 2017 The words “fire protection,” “fire prevention,” and “fire services” do not appear once in the 2017 federal budget, which does include $3.4 billion in new spending for indigenous people. Despite “unprecedented” spending for indigenous issues, the new federal budget doesn’t promise a penny more for fire prevention in First Nations communities. The […]

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Car crashes, drowning, abuse and neglect: How 53 vulnerable N.B. children died – CBC

Anne Bertrand says government is using privacy law to maintain ‘secrecy’ around child deaths Mar 24, 2017 New Brunswick’s access to information and privacy commissioner is calling on the government to release more public information about child deaths. Anne Bertrand says the government is incorrectly using privacy law to maintain a level of “secrecy” around […]

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On World TB Day, researcher urges more focus on TB reduction in Nunavut – NunatsiaqOnline

March 24, 2017 “Any TB death is too many” Now matter how you look at the public health numbers, tuberculosis rates among Inuit are “too high,” underlining the need for more TB awareness, screening and treatment, says Dr. Gonzalo Alvarez, a TB researcher and respirologist at the Ottawa Hospital. Those high numbers include a rate […]

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Veteran Toronto judge asks Federal Court to suspend discipline proceedings – Thestar.com

Justice Frank Newbould is seeking a judicial review of a decision made at the Canadian Judicial Council to hold an inquiry over advice he provided to a town council in on defending against a First Nations land claim. March 24, 2017 A Toronto judge who just wants to retire in peace is coming out swinging […]

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First Nations say suicide crisis requires same response as natural disasters – CBC

Mar 24, 2017 ‘Social emergencies summit’ aims to create template for government response in First Nations A rash of suicides; a car crash that claims multiple members of the same family; the arrival of a new, highly addictive drug — First Nations in northern Ontario say these kinds of social emergencies require the same approach […]

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Working to safeguard ancestral territories – BC Gov

For 26-year-old Dallas Nikal, protecting the environment and ensuring First Nations play a leadership role in managing natural resources in their ancestral territories is vital. A member of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, Dallas is part of a First Nations team working on environmental projects in the Skeena region. Currently, these projects are focused on monitoring wetland […]

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Despite increased federal funding, it will take a long time before drastic improvement seen in Sask. First Nations: Cameron – StarPhoenix

First Nations across the country received millions of dollars in new money in the federal budget released Wednesday. Bobby Cameron, Chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, talked to reporters Thursday about what that budget — and the tight provincial budget also released on Wednesday — mean for Saskatchewan First Nations. $3.4 billion more […]

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The Gap and the Needs are So Huge – AFN – Netnewsledger

23 March 2017 OTTAWA – Speaking in Ottawa, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says that the money promised in Budget 2017 that the funds allocated are needed. “The gap and the needs are so huge,” says the National Chief. The promises made by the Liberal Government to end the water crisis in […]

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Wetaskiwin library seeks funding changes for First Nations services – Pipestone Flyer

Mar 24, 201 The City of Wetaskiwin Library Board is urging the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to create a more streamlined process to allow libraries to access funding for First Nations services. Late last year the Wetaskiwin Public Library received $25,000. However, the funds dictated by Municipal Affairs are given in whole to the Yellowhead […]

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Conference to address solutions, forge connections on issues of inequality – Western U

March 23, 2017 When faculty first gathered, more than a year ago, to discuss issues of inequality, in preparation for a conference at Western, no one anticipated the political climate 2016 would establish. Brexit. The election of Donald Trump and the ensuing socio-economic discussions in the United States. The momentum of populism in Europe. Recent […]

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Jack Knox: The value of learning in your mother tongue first – Times Colonist

March 24, 2017 Moustapha Fall had an upbringing familiar to a lot of Canadians. He spoke one language to Mom and Dad at home, then studied in another at school. So while he can understand and speak his parents’ language fluently, he can’t read or write it at all. With more than one in five […]

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Federal Budget 2017 can help close Ontario’s prosperity gap – Compete Prosper

March 23, 2017 The federal government recently tabled its 2017 Budget, with a focus on increasing inclusiveness and spurring innovation. The Budget also introduced new programs, structures, and strategies that will affect Ontario in the near future. We review how the Budget announcements will help the province close its $2,740 prosperity gap. The prosperity gap […]

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Helping more Indigenous students come to study – UM Today

$1M Donation to Front and Centre campaign creates the Qualico Bridge to success program March 23, 2017 — Indigenous students will now make a smoother transition from communities across this province to University of Manitoba campuses thanks to a visionary new program supported by real estate company Qualico. The Qualico Bridge to Success program, supported […]

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Eye on the Esplanade: Ceramics exhibition shows varied interpretations of Canada’s formation – Medicine Hat News

March 24, 2017 This year, Canadians will celebrate 150 years as a nation. To commemorate this unique occasion, the Esplanade Art Gallery presents Oh Ceramics! a national exhibition featuring 16 ceramic artists from across Canada. We thought it was most appropriate to present an exhibition of high-calibre Canadian artists working in clay, the bedrock of […]

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Agency’s $7.5M centre better for youth, saves money – Reportca.net

The first piling for the new Macdonald Youth Services building went into the ground 364 days ago. On Thursday, CEO Dr. Erma Chapman proudly opened the doors of the $7.5-million facility at 175 Mayfair Ave. Macdonald Youth Services held the grand opening for its new 33,000-square-foot therapeutic centre on Mayfair Ave. “On time and on […]

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