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Online campaign to raise funds for indigenous writers tops $55,000 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2017  TORONTO _ A campaign to raise money for a prize recognizing emerging indigenous writers has blown well past its $10,000 goal. As of late Thursday afternoon, the Emerging Indigenous Voices award had raised over $55,000 from 800-plus backers on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Robin Parker began the project Monday after […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201741 Views

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FSIN chief says federal bureaucracy needs changes, moves too slowly – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2017 PRINCE ALBERT, Canada _ The chief of the Assembly of First Nations has some harsh words for the federal bureaucracy. Perry Bellegarde says there have to be changes made to ensure federal funding flows quickly and becomes more effective for First Nations communities. Bellegarde was addressing delegates of the annual […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201732 Views

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Shawn Mendes, Grimes, A Tribe Called Red lead iHeartRadio Canada MMVA nominees – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2017 TORONTO _ Shawn Mendes, Grimes and A Tribe Called Red are the leading nominees heading into the iHeartRadio Canada MuchMusic Video Awards on June 18. The eclectic mix of frontrunners, with four nominations each, puts some of Canada’s most vibrant indie acts in contention with one of the country’s renowned […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201729 Views

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Supreme Court to examine ‘duty to consult’ indigenous group about legislation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2017  OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada will delve into the issue of whether the federal duty to consult indigenous groups applies to the legislative process. The high court agreed today to hear the Mikisew Cree’s argument that the former Conservative government should have consulted the Alberta First Nation on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201739 Views

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RCMP charge man in 8 hour standoff at home on Saskatchewan First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2017 LOON LAKE, Sask. _ A man has been charged in a lengthy standoff with police on a Saskatchewan First Nation. On May 12, a man went in to a residence on Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation with a firearm. Mounties surrounded the home and as a precaution, two schools on the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201724 Views

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Tribes fighting pipeline drop appeal but battle continues – CP

Source: The Associated Press May 18, 2017  By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ American Indian tribes who are still fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court have dropped an appeal of a federal judge’s decision that allowed final construction to proceed on the project that is just two weeks from operating commercially. U.S. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201730 Views

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Winnipeg arrest 3 in connection to death of Tina Fontaine’s cousin – APTN

May 17, 2017 Winnipeg Police charged three men with murder and manslaughter Wednesday. They were charged in connection with the death of Tina Fontaine’s cousin, Jeanenne Fontaine. One of the three men has also been charged with murder in connection to a shooting death of a young man last February. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/05/17/winnipeg-arrest-3-in-connection-to-death-of-tina-fontaines-cousin/

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201731 Views

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New initiative links First Nations School students with their roots – insideTORONTO.com

May 18, 2017 The First Nations School of Toronto’s focus on Aboriginal culture has gotten a lot more interactive thanks to a new initiative that came about thanks to a partnership between the Toronto District School Board, TakingITGlobal and Cisco Canada. The school launched Connected North, a new real-time online connection between the school and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201738 Views

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A place to grow and make memories’: Iqaluit family of 5 to get new Habitat for Humanity home – CBC

Construction planned for this summer and fall in Iqaluit’s Apex neighbourhood May 18, 2017 Tiivi Qiatsuk, Caroline Ipeelie-Qiatsuk and their three sons will soon be recipients of a new home in Iqaluit, courtesy of the charity Habitat for Humanity. “It means a lot to us and our kids, you know. A place to grow up […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201728 Views

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Toronto students ready for encore soccer camp in Attawapiskat – Catholic Register

May 18, 2017 Anthony Macedo is used to playing soccer with intensity, but nothing prepared the 18-year-old goalkeeper for the emotions that spilled out when his school’s club travelled to Attawapiskat last year. “Honestly it was a really emotional time,” he said of the trip that turned a soccer camp into an inspirational experience for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201729 Views

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Blood Tribe Council Bans Drug Dealers – Netnewsledger

STAND OFF AB – Blood Tribe Council has had ongoing concerns with respect to persons entering on the Blood Reserve for purposes related to the unlawful use and distribution of drugs to the detriment of Blood Tribe members. Blood Tribe Council has taken several steps to minimize the impacts of the fentanyl/drug crisis on the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201721 Views

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NishDish serves up tasty dishes and indigenous culture – Thestar.com

NishDish Marketeria & Catering intends to educate the city on the real tastes and stories behind indigenous foods. May 18, 2017 Three Sisters stew, dandelion salad, wild rice casserole and roasted venison taste great. But these indigenous dishes also offer insight and understanding about a culture that’s close by but can feel far away. Educating […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201726 Views

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Innu communities call for change over high number of kids in care – APTN

May 17, 2017 Innu communities in Labrador made headlines in recent months over the high numbers of kids in care. But Innu leaders say what’s lacking is an understanding of the culture. The history of colonization and the importance of Innu control over solutions around child welfare issues. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/05/17/innu-communities-call-for-change-over-high-number-of-kids-in-care/

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201731 Views

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Glenbow School prepares for Aboriginal Day – Cochrane Eagle

May 18, 2017 With Aboriginal Day a little more than a month away, Glenbow School is preparing to celebrate First Nations culture by erecting the first full-sized traditional Stoney Nakoda teepee on the school grounds in June. “We celebrate the day with natives and have lots of kids dancing – fancy, traditional, and jingle dress, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201723 Views

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Cementation partners on Inuit business venture – Northern Ontario Business

Nortech-Cementation Canada Labrador LP will focus on underground development opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador. Cementation of North Bay is partnering with Nortech Holdings Ltd. of Happy Valley Goose Bay, N.L., on a new Inuit business venture. Nortech-Cementation Canada Labrador LP is a limited partnership between Nortech Holdings Ltd. of Happy Valley Goose Bay and Cementation, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201725 Views

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Indigenous children lose cultural connection in child welfare system – CBC

Ontario and federal governments acknowledge overrepresentation of Indigenous children in system May 18, 2017 An Indigenous woman who grew up in foster care unaware of her rich cultural background is worried the same fate will befall her own three children, who have been in the care of the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society since 2013. CBC […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201724 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief Pledges Support for Treaty 3 – Netnewsledger

18 May 2017 THUNDER BAY – In yesterday’s address at the Grand Council Treaty 3 Spring Assembly in Mitaanjigamiing First Nation, Regional Chief Isadore Day pledged that Chiefs of Ontario will continue to strengthen collaborations and support the unique needs of Treaty 3 communities. “I stand with the Treaty 3 Chiefs in addressing all of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201732 Views

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Largest medicine class in U of M history set to graduate – UM Today

May 17, 2017 — The largest class of new doctors ever to graduate from the University of Manitoba will officially receive the title MD on Thursday, May 18 at Convocation for the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. The Class of 2017 is made up of 113 graduates. As they move […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201731 Views

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Apologies over cultural appropriation debate ‘insufficient’: Indigenous scholar – The Globe and Mail

May 16, 2017 Aaron Mills was grateful to be invited to deliver a Walrus Talk in Surrey, B.C., on Monday night. But as a heated disagreement about cultural appropriation turned nasty, and the editor of The Walrus magazine became involved, Mr. Mills considered pulling out. A member of the Bear Clan Anishinaabe from Couchiching First […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201729 Views

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Little Bear honoured with 2017 Speaker Research Award – ULeth

Renowned as an international scholar, speaker and leader, Dr. Leroy Little Bear is a pioneer in the advancement of Indigenous education and the winner of the 2017 University of Lethbridge Speaker Research Award. A mentor and instructor of students and an esteemed advisor on Aboriginal matters at the local, provincial, national and international level, Little […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201726 Views

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Annual Manito Ahbee Festival kicks off in Winnipeg – APTN

May 17, 2017 Manito Ahbee Festival time has rolled around again and the event is now celebrating its 12th year. The five day event showcases Indigenous musicians from around Canada and the world with the Indigenous Music Awards. They also share the culture of various nations at the international pow wow. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/05/17/annual-manito-ahbee-festival-kicks-off-in-winnipeg/

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201729 Views

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Alumnus Prof. Kent Roach receives a 2017 Molson Prize for outstanding scholarship and contributions – Law U of T

May 17, 2017 The Faculty of Law’s Professor Kent Roach, LLB 1987, Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy, is one of two recipients of the notable 2017 Molson Prize. The prize is given annually to one prominent Canadian in the arts, and one in the social sciences and humanities. The awards of $50,000 each […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201717 Views

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Consider This: Ottawa’s new rules won’t close the diversity gap in research chairs – U Alberta

May 17, 2017 Voluntary efforts by universities to improve the diversity of the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) have proven to be inadequate. That’s why new rules issued by the federal government last week in an attempt to boost representation are welcome news. But they don’t go far enough. The new federal action plan calls […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201732 Views

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Cree Health Board calls for careful viewing of popular drama 13 Reasons Why – CBC

Critics say show offers irresponsible portrayal of teen suicide May 18, 2017 Health officials in the James Bay region of Quebec have added their voices to the criticism of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The show is a fictional series about the suicide of a young woman, Hannah Baker, and is based on a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201718 Views

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Preventing future deaths in Thunder Bay’s rivers ‘a community issue’ says expert – CBC

Barry Horrobin says anyone walking along rivers should watch for things that don’t ‘feel right’ May 18, 2017 “This is a community issue,” says crime prevention through environmental design expert, Barry Horrobin, when discussing how to make Thunder Bay’s rivers and creeks safer. In the past 17 years, the bodies of six Indigenous teenagers have […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201714 Views

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The quiet crisis of mental health care in Nova Scotia – The Coast

Resources in rural areas are overburdened, with a shortage of psychiatrists and waiting times approaching three years. Sherry Blinkhorn has experienced the effects of mental illness most of her life. From the time she was placed in foster care at age five because her mother and grandmother had severe schizophrenia, she knew of the devastating […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201721 Views

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Eagle’s Nest celebrates reopening – Rocky Mountain Outlook

May 18, 2017 Aboriginal women and children fleeing family violence in Stoney Nation have a safe place to go again, after the reopening of the Eagle’s Nest Stoney Family Shelter. “It feels wonderful,” said elder Tina Fox, who attended the reopening ceremony last week. “I feel so relieved for the women.” The shelter has been […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201716 Views

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Rising waters of B.C. rivers still causing soggy woe for southern Interior – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2017 VANCOUVER _ Waterways in British Columbia’s Nicola Valley, near Merritt, are the latest to burst their banks, forcing evacuations and alerts, as flooding continues to cause problems across the southern Interior. Emergency officials with the Upper Nicola Indian Band, about 30 kilometres northeast of Merritt, ordered the evacuation of seven […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201724 Views

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In, with, by and for the North – MUN Gazette

May 18, 2017 Labrador Research Forum celebrates creativity and innovation On the first day of the first biennial Labrador Research Forum in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Grand Chief Anastasia Qupee of the Innu Nation addressed the assembled delegates in Innu-aimun and then in English. “We are at an important crossroads in Nitassinan,” she said. Immediately highlighting […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201727 Views

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First Nations credited for care given to dogs – The Chronicle Journal

May 18, 2017 The Ontario Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) wants to thank everyone for their continued support of our Provincial Animal Transfer Program. This program would not be possible without the public’s support, but it would also not be possible without the commitment to animal welfare shown by indigenous communities. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201720 Views

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Catch-22: Appeal highlights effect of maintaining innocence on getting parole, lawyer says – Vancouver Sun

May 18, 2017 After Phillip James Tallio was sentenced to life in prison at age 17 for the murder of a 22-month-old girl in Bella Coola, he entered a prison system that is set up to treat those who have committed crimes. But Tallio is different from most inmates. He has maintained since the beginning […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201728 Views

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How YWCA honouree Connie Walker discovered she wanted to be a journalist – CBC

CBC’s Connie Walker is one of 7 women being honoured Thursday as a 2017 ‘Women of Distinction’ by the YWCA May 18, 2017 When she was in Grade 11, Connie Walker watched as mainstream media reported on the high profile murder of a young Indigenous mother named Pamela George in Regina. The lives of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201725 Views

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Six things you need to know about the Arctic Council – NunatsiaqOnline

The Arctic Council met last week in Fairbanks, Alaska. What was all the fuss about? May 18, 2017 You likely heard about that big Arctic Council meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska this past May 11. It brought together foreign ministers from the eight Arctic Council states, Indigenous representatives from around the circumpolar world, and numerous observers […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201719 Views

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BR Dog Mauling Death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 18, 2017  WINNIPEG – A Manitoba indigenous leader says culls of stray dogs in remote communities are a necessary measure when people’s safety is at risk. Derek Nepinak (NEE’-pih-nahk), head of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, is responding to the death of a woman last weekend who was mauled […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201728 Views

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First Nations vow to use courts and other means if necessary to stop Keystone XL – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2017 By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ A coalition of aboriginal groups from Canada and the U.S. has signed a declaration against the Keystone XL pipeline, vowing to use the courts and whatever other means necessary to block the controversial project. At a signing ceremony in Calgary Wednesday, leaders […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201724 Views

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Editor of CBC’s ‘The National’ reassigned after cultural appropriation flap – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2017  By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The managing editor of CBC’s “The National” was reassigned Wednesday for what the public broadcaster called “an inappropriate, insensitive and frankly unacceptable tweet” he made as part of a controversial debate over cultural appropriation. In a memo distributed to staff, CBC News […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201726 Views

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The emotional exhaustion of debating indigenous views – Thestar.com

Appropriation debate exposes institutional racism in Canadian media May 18, 2017 When a Conservative senator was in the media spotlight two months ago after making controversial comments about the positives of residential school, I tried to avoid the coverage. My parents and their siblings were forced to attend the infamous St. Anne’s Residential School in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201721 Views

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Death, disappearance of First Nations teens reignite concern about police practices in Thunder Bay – CBC

First Nations may hire private investigator to look into death of Tammy Keeash, 17, in Thunder Bay river May 18, 2017 A pair of sadly familiar tragedies is unfolding this month in Thunder Bay, Ont., where a First Nations girl was found dead in a river and a First Nations boy has been missing for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201726 Views

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BR NSElxn Tories Candidate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 18, 2017  HALIFAX – A Tory candidate who was dropped from the party for her online postings says she will run as an independent. Jad Crnogorac (SUR’-no-go-rits) says she is waiting to hear back from Elections N-S on the process of running. She was the Progressive Conservative candidate for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201719 Views

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Ottawa to explain how it will impose a carbon tax on provinces today – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2017 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Provinces have until the end of 2018 to introduce a price on carbon or Ottawa will impose its own model instead, a technical paper on the federal carbon-pricing scheme will say today. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna will make public the paper, which […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201721 Views

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BR Alta Child Welfare – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 18, 2017 EDMONTON – The grandfather of a four-year-old girl who died under suspicious circumstances in government care in 2014 says police have yet to ask the family about it. The girl known as Serenity died while in foster care with relatives despite previous concerns from her birth mother […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201725 Views

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Missed Opportunities, Glimmers of Hope: How to move forward with the Ring of Fire – CBC

May 18, 2017 A new report out today is taking a closer look at the relationships between mining companies, the government and First Nations communities when it comes to development of the Ring of Fire. The report, called Missed Opportunities, Glimmers of Hope was written by Heather Hall and Ken Coates. Coates is a senior […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201724 Views

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Saskatchewan NDP hammers at government over shutting down STC bus line – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2017  REGINA _ The opposition NDP continues to question the province’s decision to shut down STC. The provincially owned bus line is slated to cease operations at the end of the month. During question period on Wednesday, the NDP’s Doyle Vermette said the government has been too hasty on the issue. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201716 Views

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Manitoba government planning to review school funding and taxation authority – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2017  WINNIPEG _ A planned review of how schools are funded in Manitoba is in the development stage and may examine issues like school board amalgamation and taxation authority. Education Minister Ian Wishart says the government is in the process of putting together a request for proposals. He also says local […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201724 Views

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You Have Two Weeks to Save Electoral Reform – The Tyee

Earlier this month, Nathan Cullen, New Democratic MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley and critic for democratic reform, held a town hall meeting in Winnipeg as part of a cross-country tour to engage citizens on electoral reform. Wait, you might be thinking — isn’t electoral reform dead? Didn’t Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wipe it from the government’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201729 Views

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Editorial: The National Energy Board belongs in Calgary (with poll) – Calgary Herald

May 16, 2017 Reforming the National Energy Board has profound consequences for Alberta, particularly for Calgary. The province is home to the bulk of Canada’s oil and gas production, so any changes to the way projects are approved and regulated are of keen interest. Perhaps the most worrisome of all the recommendations made by a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201721 Views

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I wanted my son to live’: Inuk lawyer leaves Nunavut to treat teenage son’s PTSD and depression – CBC

‘It resulted in me not having a job, but my son’s alive. And I think that’s the best thing in the world’ May 17, 2017 Mandy Sammurtok said it all started when her son began to self-harm last summer. The 15-year-old from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, started having suicidal thoughts. Then came the nightmares. Often unable […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201723 Views

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Parry Sound High/Intermediate School Pow Wow on Friday – My Parry Sound Now

May. 17th, 2017 Parry Sound High and Intermediate School will hold their annual Pow Wow this Friday (May 19th) with a theme of “Seven Generations”. Seven generations being the belief in looking back seven generations to avoid making the same mistakes again, and looking forward seven generations to see how today’s decisions may affect our […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201716 Views

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First CIP projects approved – Lethbridge Herald

May 17, 2017. After a whirlwind day in council chambers on Tuesday, Finance Committee approved the bulk of the proposed projects to be included in the draft 2018-27 Capital Improvement Program. What remains to be deliberated now are the unfunded proposed Community Capital Projects, which are vying for a portion of the approximately $62.6 million […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201716 Views

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Cultural appropriation suppresses minority voices: Opinion – Thestar.com

in Canada, a white mainstream not only takes precedence, but too often actively dismisses the concerns of racial minorities and First Nations peoples. May 17, 2017 It was enough to give a person whiplash. Last week Hal Niedzviecki, the editor of the small Writer’s Union magazine Write, resigned after the contributors of an issue dedicated […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201721 Views

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