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First-year student takes big step as head female dancer at U of T powwow – U of T News

Miyopin Cheechoo hasn’t even been a University of Toronto student for a year, and she was already asked to fill important shoes as head female dancer of the spring powwow. The Cree student from Moosonee has been dancing at powwows in northern Ontario basically as long as she could walk, but this was her first in […]

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Métis National Council holding Sixties Scoop settlement hearings in Saskatoon from April 5-7 – The Prince Albert Daily Herald

March 19, 2019 The Metis National Council is stressing urgency as it works to negotiate a settlement for Metis survivors of the Sixties Scoop before the November federal election. Metis Nation Governing Members are holding six engagement sessions over the next two months for Metis survivors of the Sixties Scoop. Engagement sessions started Friday in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201932 Views

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Land claim deal paves way for improvements in Kitigan Zibi – CBC

First Nation band councillor pleased with deal announced Monday Mar 20, 2019 Major investments could be coming to Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation after a number of land claims were settled by the federal government. The agreement announced Monday includes more than $116 million for multiple land claims around Maniwaki, Que. The First Nation will be able to use the […]

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First Nation supports B.C.’s plan to require permits for pipeline operators – Vernon Morning Star

Heiltsuk Nation chief says her community’s experience revealed gaps in federal spill response Mar. 19, 2019 A coastal B.C. First Nation that experienced a spill of thousands of litres of diesel in its waters is supporting the province’s efforts to create a permitting system for companies transporting hazardous substances. The B.C. Court of Appeal is […]

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Junos hoped to grow with growing number of indigenous artists – Two Row Times

March 20, 2019 This included nominees Indigenous Music Album of the Year; Northern Cree for Nitsanak Brothers and Sisters, Elisapie Isaac for The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, Snotty nose Rez Kids for The Average Savage, Leonard Summer for Standing in the Light and the winner of the category Jeremy Dutcher for Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa — […]

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Cree conference offers training for front-line workers to help 2-spirited youth – CBC

Eeyou-Eenou Invitational 2-Spirit Conference begins Thursday in Montreal Mar 20, 2019 A Cree two-spirited advocate from northern Quebec wants front-line workers in First Nation communities to better understand the Indigenous LGBTQ2 youth living there. Mathias (Maloose) Jolly is an author and one of the organizers of the Eeyou-Eenou Invitational 2-Spirit Conference running March 21-23 in Montreal. This year, […]

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Marten Falls, Aecon join on solar energy project – Journal Of Commerce

March 20, 2019 THUNDER BAY, ONT. — Marten Falls First Nation and Aecon Group Inc. recently announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore a solar energy pilot project to reduce dependence on diesel fuel consumption in Marten Falls, located in northwestern Ontario. The project involves installing a solar power generation system built […]

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The great divide: Work underway to address lack of knowledge about Indigenous communities among immigrant population – Cape Breton Post

March 20, 2019 Diversity and multiculturalism are imprinted in the Atlantic Canadian DNA, akin to the fossils at Joggins, N.S., or Mistaken Point, N.L. Indigenous peoples and immigrant communities have more in common than meets the naked eye. According to 2016 census data, 91,705 immigrants and 99, 960 Indigenous peoples call Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and […]

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Budget 2019: $1.4B in loans to be forgiven or reimbursed to Indigenous groups for treaty negotiations – CBC

$938 million will be forgiven or reimbursed in 2018-19 fiscal year Mar 19, 2019 Indigenous groups across Canada carrying millions in dollars of debt from negotiating treaty claims with Ottawa will soon have that debt erased. The federal government announced in its 2019 budget it will be forgiving loans to Indigenous groups who have taken […]

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Indigenous baby dies in care of Manitoba foster family: mother – National Post

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba mother says the death of her four-month old while in the custody of foster parents shows a system set up to fail Indigenous families. The First Nations woman says she learned Monday that her daughter recently died but doesn’t know when it happened and hasn’t seen the child’s body. She and […]

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Federal Budget 2019: Feds Pledge $4.5 Billion For Indigenous Services – Huffington Post Canada

March 20, 2019 There’s also funding to revitalize Indigenous languages. OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government plans to spend $4.5 billion over the next five years to try to narrow the socio-economic gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people — part of a plan to keep reconciliation at the forefront of this fall’s campaign narrative. Speaking […]

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Saskatoon founder John Lake was a ‘scallywag,’ says U of S professor – CBC

Prof. Keith Carlson says Lake should be disliked by First nations, Métis and settlers alike Mar 20, 2019 John Lake is endearingly known as the founder of Saskatoon, but a University of Saskatchewan professor says he should be known more as a villain. History professor Keith Carlson is giving a talk Wednesday night at the […]

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Inquiry rules Northern Ontario senator who posted racist content on website breached ethics code – Sudbury.com

Lynn Beyak was under fire for posting racist letters against Indigenous people on her official Senate website. OTTAWA – A Senate inquiry committee has ruled Dryden Senator Lynn Beyak breached the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators. Pierre Legault, the senate ethics officer who released the 57-page report on Tuesday, said Beyak breached […]

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‘Alarming’ Report Shows $1.9 Trillion in New Fossil Investment Since Paris Accord – The Energy Mix

FULL STORY: RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK @RAN March 20, 2019 Leading global banks have invested nearly US$2 trillion in fossil projects since the Paris Agreement was signed, according to an annual report card released today by the Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Sierra Club, Oil Change International, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and Honor the Earth. “Alarmingly, these findings […]

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Day school settlement won’t ‘challenge’ survivors – APTN News

March 19, 2019 Former Indian day school students should have an easier time claiming compensation than residential school survivors, says a lawyer for the class-action settlement announced by the federal government last week. Robert Winogron says day school students won’t have to testify about the abuse they suffered and won’t have to hire and pay […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201927 Views

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Nunavut community pleads for help to house residents – Nunatsiaq News

March 19, 2019 Taloyoak eyes vacant government units for housing authority staff or the homeless The need for more public housing in Nunavut is so great that the concerns of a housing authority in a western Nunavut community came up last week in the Nunavut legislature. The board of directors of the Taloyoak Housing Authority […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201931 Views

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What is Bill C-262 and Why is it Important to First Nations Canada and UNDRIP – NetNewsLedger

March 19, 2019 Vancouver – What is Bill C-262? It is an Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Senator Murray Sinclair explains, “Let me begin by reminding you, the bill itself doesn’t raise the implementation of the declaration as […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201933 Views

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University of Saskatchewan opening doors for Indigenous engineering students – Global News

March 19, 2019 A commitment has been made to increase the number of Indigenous students at the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) College of Engineering. The college officially launched a new engineering access program which is part of its Indigenous Peoples Initiatives Community (IPIC). University officials said the program is designed to help Indigenous […]

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MLI Explains: Indigenous Participation in the Resource Economy – MLI

March 18, 2019 MLI Munk Senior Fellow Ken Coates debunks some misconceptions regarding Indigenous peoples in Canada and their role in the natural resource economy. Read More: https://www.macdonaldlaurier.ca/mli-explains-indigenous-participation-resource-economy/

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First modular homes reach Cat Lake – Sioux Bulletin

On March 16, Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services (@SeamusORegan) Tweeted, “The first shipment of new modular homes has arrived in Cat Lake. Of course there is still much work to be done, but this critical work is progressing.” More than 60 players participated in a St. Patrick s Day themed Trivia Night, which was […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201951 Views

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Healing Camp For Families Impacted by MMIWG Wraps Up in Old Crow – CHON FM

March 19 2019 The four-day event consisted of sled dog rides, snowmobiling trips, and a history of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. Following a healing camp that occurred in Old Crow  for the families and friends impacted by the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry, event coordinator Lorraine Netro says the event was a positive […]

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Documentary on Colten Boushie case to open Toronto’s Hot Docs festival – CBC

Film by Tasha Hubbard 1st by an Indigenous filmmaker to open festival Mar 19, 2019 A film examining the case of a young Cree man who was killed on a farm in rural Saskatchewan will open this year’s Hot Docs festival in Toronto. Organizers say Tasha Hubbard’s nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up will make its world […]

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Stoney Nakoda Fire Department disbands – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Mar 19, 2019 STONEY NAKODA – The Stoney Nakoda Fire Department is no longer responding to emergency calls on the First Nation reserve after being disolved last week, leaving 3,700 residents vulnerable to emergencies. Jeff Beddome, the fire chief for the department, unexpectedly resigned from his position last week and told area fire chiefs in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201953 Views

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Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples key theme in Liberal pre-election budget – 680 News

Mar 19, 2019 OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government plans to spend $4.5 billion over the next five years to try to narrow the socio-economic gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people — part of a plan to keep reconciliation at the forefront of this fall’s campaign narrative. Speaking to reporters inside the budget lockup, Finance […]

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Settlement Agreement reached for former students of Indian Day Schools – Sooke Pocket News

March 18, 2019 The Government of Canada is continuing the work of righting past wrongs, especially those involving Indigenous children, by resolving Childhood Claims through negotiation rather than litigation. On March 12, 2019, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, along with Claudette Commanda and Roger Augustine, announced that parties have reached a proposed […]

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Human sex trafficking survivor seeks shares story to protect vulnerable sector – Anishinabeknews.ca

March 18, 2019 SARNIA—Elaine Antone is counting on social workers in southwest Ontario to learn from the horrors she has experienced so they can save Indigenous youth from falling prey to human traffickers. Antone is from the Oneida Settlement, southwest of London Ontario, and she recently spoke recently to over 100 social service and health […]

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Land dispute leads to job losses — Northern mill – Sudbury Star

March 19, 2019 Upcoming job cuts at Midway Lumber Mills are prompted by the loss of access to about 25 per cent of the Thessalon company’s wood supply due to a First Nation land claim, president Mike Morgan says. Ministry of Natural Resources informed Midway of the loss of land adjacent to the company’s Sherwood […]

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U of S wants to see more Indigenous students enrolled in engineering programs – MBC Network Radio Online

Mar 18, 2019 The University of Saskatchewan has launched a new program aimed at getting more Indigenous students to successfully complete engineering degrees. The engineering access program includes a number of components to help Indigenous students in their studies. This includes pathways to engineering which allows students, who may not have the required pre-requisites for […]

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Sixties Scoop survivors meet in Yellowknife for settlement info session – CBC

‘I’m a shadow of the man I could have been,’ says Sixties Scoop survivor Roy Dahl Mar 19, 2019 No amount of money can replace the hours Roy Dahl has spent feeling ostracized and alone after being taken from his home at five years old, growing up exiled from his Indigenous family. But Dahl says his […]

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Indigenous coalition alarmed about child advocate’s push to ‘secure’ at-risk youths – Winnipeg Free Press

When 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was trying to survive on Winnipeg streets in the summer of 2014, none of the city’s Indigenous programs that focus on ending child sexual exploitation knew she was out there. When Manitoba’s Advocate for Children and Youth released its long-awaited investigation into the teen’s life and death last week, none of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201934 Views

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Feds sign deal promising millions to Ontario First Nation facing housing crisis – Daily Commercial News

March 19, 2019 OTTAWA — The federal government has finalized a deal that will deliver millions of dollars to a remote Indigenous community in northern Ontario to help tackle a housing crisis that is affecting the health of residents. Ottawa says the agreement signed March 14 represents an investment of up to $12.8 million in […]

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Ottawa, Yukon gov’t, First Nations lay groundwork for changes to child care – CBC

Negotiations will aim at driving down the number of Indigenous children in foster care Mar 19, 2019 A turning point in the process of giving Yukon First Nations more control over child welfare services has been reached. The parties responsible for overseeing the handover from Ottawa have agreed on terms of reference — a starting point […]

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Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Signs Historic $116-Million Settlement With Ottawa – Huffington Post Canada

March 18, 2019 It’s the largest settlement the Quebec First Nation has ever seen. OTTAWA — The federal government signed a historic agreement with an Algonquin First Nation Monday that includes a $116-million settlement, the largest the community has ever seen. The agreement settles 29 specific claims related to Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg reserve land that […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201932 Views

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All my non-relations explores kinship and reconciliation – The Source

March 19, 2019 The indigenous term “all my relations” refers to the notion of interconnectedness in all aspects of life. Clint Burnham, professor and chair of the English graduate program at Simon Fraser University (SFU), will discuss this concept in a lecture at the Coach House, Green College, University of British Columbia (UBC) on March […]

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Police still seek clues in woman’s murder – The Chronicle Journal

Ten years after the murder of Judy Ann Quill, the Ontario Provincial Police say her unsolved case remains open. This Friday marks the 10th anniversary of her death in Pikangikum First Nation. Quill was 33 when she was last seen leaving the home of a family member in the early hours of March 22, 2009. […]

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Manitoba First Nations hockey player signs contract with Florida Panthers – CBC

Brady Keeper, 22, played for Opaskwayak Cree Nation Blizzard Mar 19, 2019 A Manitoban from Pimicikamak Cree Nation is headed to the National Hockey League. Brady Keeper, who played with the Opaskwayak Cree Nation Blizzard before going on to play for the University of Maine hockey team, signed a two-year contract with the Florida Panthers. […]

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Maniwaki-area First Nation, federal government reach $116M land claim deal – The Windsor Star

March 19, 2019 OTTAWA — A Maniwaki First Nation has reached an agreement to settle 29 claims with the federal government and receive $116 million. The federal government also says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation to guide how the two sides will partner to work on issues […]

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Paintings by Indigenous artist Alex Janvier unveiled in Alberta legislature – Global News

March 18, 2019 Striking, kaleidoscopic art was unveiled at the Alberta legislature on Monday morning ahead of the throne speech. Indigenous artist Alex Janvier, 84, painted a diptych entitled Sunrise and Sunset that will be permanently featured in the legislative assembly chamber. “These stunning works of art by Alex Janvier will forever honour the past and […]

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Mexico warns Canadian mining companies of increased scrutiny – Digital Journal

Canadian mining companies operating in Mexico should be on notice that the sector is going to face increased scrutiny on its environmental practices and treatment of Indigenous people, according to the country’s new ambassador to Ottawa. Mexico’s new ambassador to Canada, Juan Jose Gomez Camacho was appointed on March 14, and one of the very […]

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Still-closed winter road to Wekweeti has community frustrated, says chief – CBC

‘This is a late, late, late winter road,’ said Chief Charlie Football Mar 19, 2019 The winter road to Wekweeti, Northwest Territories, hasn’t opened yet and Chief Charlie Football says the community is tired of waiting. The road is expected to open Wednesday, but temperatures are rising fast and every day the road isn’t open is another […]

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MPs to mull over bid to overhaul Indigenous family services as budget speech looms – IPolitics

With Finance Minister Bill Morneau expected to unveil his latest fiscal roadmap this afternoon, the House is set to devote the preceding sitting hours to the government’s proposal to overhaul the framework of support for First Nations, Inuit and Metis families and children, which was tabled just before the March hiatus, and is now poised to begin second reading debate. As previewed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201931 Views

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A preview of Kingston’s Taste of Indigenous Canada – Global News

March 18 2019 Learn, experience and celebrate the rich and diverse culture of Indigenous peoples in Canada Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/5067456/a-preview-of-kingstons-taste-of-indigenous-canada/

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Quebec First Nation and feds reach claims agreement for more than $116 million – The Chronicle Herald

March 18, 2019 OTTAWA — A Quebec First Nation has reached an agreement to settle 29 claims with the federal government and receive $116 million. The federal government also says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation to guide how the two sides will partner to work on issues […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201951 Views

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Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service hosting youth opioid awareness conference – CBC

Mar 18, 2019 When Terry McCaffrey became chief of the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service seven months ago, one of the first things he did was purchase Naloxone kits for his officers. Thankfully, none of the kits have been used but McCaffrey says he feels it’s important to kits be readily available. “I noticed that our […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201938 Views

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First Nations LNG Alliance highlights opportunities – CKPG Today

March 15, 2019 PRINCE GEORGE – The LNG Canada project in Kitimat and the pipeline project associated with it provide tremendous opportunities for First Nations across the region. That was the message from members of the LNG Alliance, who were presenting at a job fair in Prince George today. They urged First Nations to seize […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201937 Views

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The individual must commit to reconciliation – The Varsity

March 17, 2019 On the importance of cultural competency and the Indigenous value of connectedness What reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples might look like on campus, and how it might be achieved, is no settled question. Last fall, for example, a Varsity editorial demanded that U of T move past words and conversation and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201941 Views

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Akisqnuk community celebrates transcendent moment – e-know.net

March 18, 2019 The Akisqnuk First Nation commenced with its celebration to welcome the first new major community housing project in over 25 years Friday afternoon at the new rec centre. Members of Chief and council, the Akisqnuk Housing Committee, funders, and representatives from the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), BC Housing, and the Canada Mortgage […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201934 Views

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Ottawa to announce plans for talks with Indigenous groups on Trans Mountain equity stake, revenue sharing – CBC

Letter from Finance Minister Bill Morneau said talks would be based on 4 principles Mar 18, 2019 Ottawa will soon announce plans for exploratory talks with Indigenous groups on possible equity and revenue-sharing arrangements on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, according to a letter written by Finance Minister Bill Morneau and obtained by CBC […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201955 Views

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Iqaluit’s homeless shelter overloaded with clients, city council hears – Nunatsiaq News

March 18, 2019 A three-bedroom house has been providing shelter to 42 men a night in Iqaluit this year. Iqaluit’s Uquutaq Society, which manages the city’s men’s shelter, has operated for years in a building rated for a capacity of 20 men, while regularly serving 40 to 50 men each night. Stephanie Clark, Uquutaq’s chair, […]

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Indigenous artist Jeremy Dutcher delivers moving reconciliation speech at Junos – Jump Radio

March 18, 2019 Wolostoq singer/songwriter Jeremy Dutcher, took home his first ever Juno Award on Saturday night during the Juno Gala dinner. He earned the Indigenous Music Album of the Year award for his critically-acclaimed album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonaw (2018). During his acceptance speech, Dutcher, 28, called out the prime minister on his supposed lack of effort […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201937 Views

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