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The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List Is Here – Polarismusicprize.ca

July 17, 2018 The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2018 Short List. The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List is: Alvvays – Antisocialites Jean-Michel Blais – Dans ma main Daniel Caesar – Freudian Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa Pierre Kwenders – MAKANDA at the End of Space, […]

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First Nations in B.C. contemplating financing, equity model for stake in Trans Mountain oil pipeline – Vancouver Sun

July 17, 2018 Talks are underway with unnamed major Canadian banks on a potential financing and equity model that could see B.C. First Nations take an ownership stake in the controversial $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Whispering Pines First Nation chief Michael LeBourdais said two major Canadian banks approached First Nations in March or April […]

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Shrimp royalties steady in Nunavik – Nunatsiaq.com

July 17, 2018 Market strong while species health under watch for Nunavik shrimp fishery Makivik Corp. hauled in $7.2 million in fishing royalties this year from its 2017-2018 shrimp fishery. That shrimp season ended March 31, but the Nunavik Inuit organization released this annual figure July 4, after meeting with its Newfoundland fishing partner. “The […]

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School board’s Camp Wonder brings cultural learning to Indigenous students – CBC

First Nations, Metis and Inuit students from junior kindergarten to grade 7 can enrol in this camp July 17, 2018 What starts out as a lesson on the history of beading and looming from an Indigenous knowledge keeper, quickly turns into a numeracy class where students practice adding and multiplying to create their own beading […]

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Wabaseemoong Resident Raises Concern Over Forest Fire – 89.5 The Lake FM

July 17, 2018 Some residents on the Wabaseemoong First Nation say they are concerned with the proximity of a large wild fire burning near their community. Kenora Fire #71 has grown to more than two thousand hectares in size and is located about 33 kilometers northwest of White Dog. Kerry Carpenter says it’s unclear if […]

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Trudeau announces $90 million contribution to twin deadly Nova Scotia highway – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 17, 2018 9:51 SUTHERLANDS RIVER, N.S. _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $90 million in funding to twin a section of a well-travelled Nova Scotia highway. Trudeau’s announcement today in Sutherland’s River, N.S., was met with boisterous applause from the crowd. The community has fought for years for improvements to Highway 104 due […]

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Iqaluit gallerist becomes 1st Inuk to be able to issue trademarks for Inuit-made art – CBC

Carvings Nunavut becomes the 1st new licensee of the Igloo Tag Trademark in 45 years July 17, 2018 Lori Idlout, the owner of Iqaluit’s Carvings Nunavut, has become the first Inuk to be able to issue the Igloo Tag Trademark for Inuit-made art, the Inuit Art Foundation announced late last week. The Igloo Tag Trademark […]

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Physicians urge Ottawa to pay another $21B over decade for seniors health care – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 17, 2018 4:00 By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Physicians are calling on the federal government to shell out another $21 billion over the next decade to help provinces and territories pay for soaring health care costs that will be propelled by the unavoidable growth of Canada’s seniors population. A new analysis, […]

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Voters in former premier’s constituency going to polls Manitoba byelection – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 17, 2018 4:00 WINNIPEG _ Voters in the St. Boniface area of Winnipeg go to the polls today in a provincial byelection. The seat has been vacant since March, when former NDP premier Greg Selinger resigned. Selinger won the seat with 42 per cent of the vote in the last election and had held […]

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Cancellation of Ontario TRC curriculum writing sessions a ‘setback,’ says educator – CBC

‘It is their responsibility that the Indigenous issues are available to students in Ontario’ July 16, 2018 It’s been just over a week since Indigenous educators, Elders and knowledge holders were abruptly informed that Truth and Reconciliation curriculum revision writing sessions in Ontario scheduled for this summer had been cancelled. There have been no announcements […]

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B.C. government sets out new rules for provincial infrastructure projects – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2018 19:14 BURNABY, B.C. _ British Columbia government projects worth billions of dollars will now be built under a so-called community benefits agreement that sets out job training, who can work on the projects and the wages to be paid. The agreement is aimed at boosting apprenticeship opportunities and hiring more women, Indigenous […]

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Sitka historical park gets benefit of Indigenous knowledge – CBC

Collaboration between Sitka Tribe of Alaska and National Park Service 1st of its kind in U.S. July 16, 2018 Mark Sixbey, Sitka Tribe of Alaska education specialist, stood on the porch of the Sitka Historical National Park visitor centre and gestured toward the Centennial Pole behind him as he related its significance to the two […]

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Trudeau’s youth council divided over Trans Mountain pipeline purchase – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2018 18:01 By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Fissures have appeared inside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s youth council after a group of current and former members publicly urged the Liberal government to reverse its decision to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. The request was made in a letter to the […]

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Jennifer Charlesworth recommended to be B.C.’s new children’s representative – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2018 17:07 VICTORIA _ A legislative committee has unanimously recommended Jennifer Charlesworth to be British Columbia’s new representative for children and youth, as Bernard Richard prepares to leave after 18 months on the job. Richard announced in April that he wanted to return to New Brunswick to be near his family and his […]

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“The Heart of the Sun” featuring A Tribe Called Red and Jeremy Dutcher Hillside, Guelph ON, July 15 – Exclaim.ca

July 16, 2018 Whoever organized this collaborative workshop between two of Indigenous music’s most potent forces is a genius. Both A Tribe Called Red and Jeremy Dutcher take traditional music and sounds from their communities and infuse them with contemporary musical style — Tribe deal in electronic dance music, while Dutcher takes a neo-classical approach. […]

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Run raises funds for trades-based youth programs – The Whig Standard

July 16, 2018 A local non-profit is continuing to gain headway in its hopes of empowering Indigenous youth. Focus Forward for Indigenous Youth, a Kingston start up launched in May 2017, held its second annual 5 km run/walk at City Park on Saturday afternoon in efforts to raise funds for trades-based youth educational programs. The […]

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New RCMP foot patrol launches this summer in Iqaluit – Nunatsiaq.com

July 16, 2018 “Opening lines of communication will empower them to take back a bit of ownership” This week, RCMP boots hit the dirt in Iqaluit to begin a new summer foot patrol. Staff-Sgt. Garfield Elliott walked along Federal Rd., up Queen Elizabeth, on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 11, stoppingat businesses along the way […]

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Hajdu Continues to Offer Support For MMIWG Inquiry – 89.5 The Lake FM

July 16, 2018 Canada’s Labor minister Patty Hajdu is standing by her government’s inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. It comes after a laywer who left the organization claimed the federal government interfered. “This is a fully independent inquiry, so I’m not sure about the nature of the allegations the lawyer is […]

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Trudeau Youth Council – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 16, 2018 11:54 OTTAWA – Members of Justin Trudeau’s youth council are urging the prime minister to withdraw his decision to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Sixteen past and present members of the youth council are releasing a letter to Trudeau expressing their “disappointment” in the Liberal government’s move to […]

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Robert Lepage willing to sit down with opponents of upcoming show – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2018 12:28 MONTREAL _ Quebec director Robert Lepage says he is willing to meet with people who are opposed to one of his his upcoming shows because it does not include Indigenous performers. About 30 people signed an open letter in Le Devoir on Saturday to denounce Lepage for the absence of Indigenous […]

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Six Nations council bans Peter Khill for life – The Hamilton Spectator

SIX NATIONS RESERVE, Ont. — A Hamilton homeowner acquitted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an Indigenous man has been barred for life from the nearby Six Nations reserve. The elected band council voted unanimously on Tuesday to banish Peter Khill from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory, home of Jon […]

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Young Indigenous artists plant seeds of change with new exhibitions – Global News

July 16, 2018 A collection of photographs and stories set to open in Winnipeg this Friday is shining a light on the perspectives of talented young artists. Planting Seeds of Change: Voices of Indigenous Youth will be on display at Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery from July 20 – August 11. One of the exhibitions […]

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Kavenaugh Disappointed With Ford Government Decisions – 89.5 The Lake FM

July 16, 2018 The Grand Chief of Treaty #3 has some early concerns with the new PC government. Francis Kavanaugh is upset with a decision to merge Indigenous Affairs into Energy and Northern Development. Kavanaugh says he wants to establish a relationship with the provincial government on his terms. “I’m not an individual that’s going […]

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Inuit students see new opportunity to prepare for public-service careers – Nunatsiaq.com

July 16, 2018 Nunavut Sivuniksavut launches new program Nunavut Sivuniksavut, the Ottawa-based college that serves Inuit youth, is launching a new program to help its graduates prepare for careers in Nunavut’s public service. “We want to see more Inuit in the public sector to ensure Inuit are leading Nunavut at all levels, and education and […]

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Sarnia and Aamjiwnaang sign updated agreement on policing – The Sarnia Journal

July 16, 2018 Jake Romphf The Aamjiwnaang First Nation community and Sarnia Police have updated a service agreement that hadn’t been changed since 1989. “The policing agreement just ensures that we do have the policing services for our community,” said band Chief Rogers. “I thought it would be a good idea to bring the city […]

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Inuit Circumpolar Council – Canada elects new president, vice-president – Rcinet.ca

July 16, 2018 Monica Ell-Kanayuk was elected the new president of Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) – Canada at the organization’s annual general meeting in Alaska on Sunday. Ell-Kanayuk is a well-known politician in Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut where she was a former MLA and cabinet minister in the territorial Legislative Assembly. Ell-Kanayuk beat […]

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Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod re-elected – Country 600

July 16, 2018 Scott McLeod has been re-elected Chief of Nipissing First Nation. McLeod garnered 509 votes to win another term in Friday’s election. Seven councillors were also elected with Muriel Sawyer voted in as Deputy Chief. The six other councillors include Eric (Rick) Stevens, June Commanda, Corey Goulais, Brian Couchie, Mike Sawyer and Jane […]

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Banff holds blessing ceremony with Indigenous elders before letting bison roam – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2018 4:00 BANFF, Alta. _ Several Indigenous elders are to be flown by helicopter into the backcountry of Banff National Park today for a blessing ceremony as officials prepare to let recently reintroduced bison roam free. The trip organized by Parks Canada is part of the overall plan to release the bison into a larger […]

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Long Lake #58 and Ginoogaming Healing Walk Underway – NetNewsLedger

July 16, 2018 THUNDER BAY – Long Lake #58 First Nation and Ginoogaming First Nation will be leading their annual healing walk in honor of people we have lost to Drugs/ Alcohol Addictions, Cancer, Missing Women/Men, Residential School/ Day School Survivors/ Descendants, Land, Water & Air, and Racism. “Within two weeks, our communities felt the pain […]

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IUOE Local 115 gets funding for heavy equipment training – Journal Of Commerce

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. — The federal government is helping bolster future heavy equipment operators in B.C. by providing $575,000 over three years in the IUOE-TA Indigenous Training Partnerships Project, delivered by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 115 Training Association in the Greater Vancouver Area. The funding supports Local 115’s purchase of state-of-the-art […]

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Everyday terrorism: A woman or girl is killed every other day in Canada – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2018 9:44 By Myrna Dawson, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Criminal Justice, University of Guelph 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: […]

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Hockey camp brings Yukon kids from far and wide, to skate with pros – CBC

Some young players came all the way from Old Crow, to play for the first time July 15, 2018 Five-year-old Isaiah Frost chomps down on a bag of Cheetos. Licking the orange dust from his fingers and clutching his hockey bag and stick, he can barely contain his excitement. He is playing hockey in Whitehorse […]

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 15, 2018 10:00 TORONTO _ Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Home sales The Canadian Real Estate Association is expected to release its sales results for June on Monday. It was a sluggish spring real estate season compared with the red hot markets of recent years. […]

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Indian Village at Calgary Stampede will change name to Elbow River Camp – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 15, 2018 18:45 CALGARY _ The Calgary Stampede says its annual display of Indigenous culture that goes back more than 100 years will no longer be called “Indian Village.” On Sunday, the final day of this year’s Stampede, officials announced the village of more than two dozen teepees will be renamed Elbow River Camp. […]

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Toronto board of health to consider report recommending drug decriminalization – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2018 9:04 Toronto’s board of health is set to decide today whether it will call on the federal government to decriminalize all drugs for personal use. The board will be presented with a report by Toronto’s medical officer of health urging the city to call on the government to treat drug use as […]

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From casinos to cannabis: how a tiny First Nation forged a big business empire – CBC

Madawaska Maliseet First Nation is one to watch July 16, 2018 It’s a blistering July afternoon at the Edmundston Truck Stop. The air vibrates with the low rumbling of a dozen idling 18-wheelers burning fuel. For Chief Patricia Bernard of the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation, that’s the sound of money. The big rigs have 600-plus litre […]

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Indigenous activist arrested after Trans Mountain protest in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 15, 2018 8:46 CLEARWATER, B.C. _ An Indigenous political activist was briefly detained Saturday following a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia’s North Thompson Provincial Park. Kanahus Manuel, a spokesperson for the activist group Tiny House Warriors, was arrested by the RCMP after allegedly defying an eviction order from the BC Parks service […]

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Cda Home Sales – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 16, 2018 9:30 OTTAWA – The Canadian Real Estate Association says the number of homes sold in June was down 10.7 per cent from a year ago. The result was a five-year low for the month of June. However, sales volume was up 4.1 per cent when compared with May. The […]

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No quick fix for trade diversification as relations with U.S. become less stable – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2018 4:00 By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ From Chinese bank notes to Israeli high-tech, Chad Wasilenkoff has tried to break into markets around the world to diversify the Vancouver-based business he founded. Paper products maker Fortress Global Enterprises is primarily focused on selling dissolved wood pulp from its Quebec mill […]

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Canada faces ‘collateral damage’ in escalating U.S. China trade war – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 15, 2018 17:19 By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Grim scenarios of collateral damage for Canadian consumers and businesses are emerging in response to escalating the U.S.-China trade war. The Trump administration has taken aim at China by imposing a 25 per cent tariff on goods worth U.S. $34 billion, but the […]

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P.E.I. seeking feedback on bill affecting leave for victims of domestic violence – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 15, 2018 16:15 By Alex Cooke THE CANADIAN PRESS CHARLOTTETOWN _ The Prince Edward Island government is looking for feedback on legislation granting paid time off to people who have experienced traumatic forms of violence. The province’s Employment Standards Act was amended earlier this year to provide up to three days of paid leave […]

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If Canada wants national pharmacare, taxes will have to go up, former PBO warns – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 15, 2018 13:00 By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Former federal budget watchdog Kevin Page will deliver a blunt message to premiers this week about the costs of a future national pharmacare program: if Canadians want one, taxes will have to go up. Page, who now heads a University of Ottawa think […]

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Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 15, 2018 11:40 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS An exhaustive federal study of Canada’s largest national park concludes almost every aspect of its environment is deteriorating. The 561-page report on Wood Buffalo National Park says industry, dams, climate change and natural cycles are sucking the watery lifeblood from the vast delta of northeastern […]

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Hydro One again facing uncertain as board resigns for second time in 16 years – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 15, 2018 10:00 By Ross Marowits THE CANADIAN PRESS The future of Ontario’s partially privatized utility is again uncertain after political intervention prompted the resignation of the company’s board 16 years after another mass departure. Hydro One’s 14-member board resigned en masse last week after the sudden retirement of chief executive officer Mayo Schmidt, […]

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Woven Together will be displayed until October – BCLocalNews.com

Woven Together will be displayed until October A new group exhibition opens this Saturday at the Kelowna Art Gallery and it features works by Indigenous artists Ursula Johnson, Meagan Musseau, Meghann O’Brien, and Tania Willard. Each of these artists’ work explores basket weaving as a way to examine interwoven narratives and histories with Woven Together. […]

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Thirteen people homeless after fire on Elsipogtog First Nation – CTV

July 13, 2018 Thirteen people are homeless after an apartment building on New Brunswick’s Elsipogtog First Nation burned to the ground Thursday. The Canadian Red Cross says the fire was first reported on Main River Creek Road at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. The fire was extinguished, but it reignited around 3 a.m. Thursday. Thirteen people escaped […]

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An inside look at the AGO’s largest showcase of Inuit art – Toronto Life

July 13, 2018 Everything is connected in Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak, the first show of its kind in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s main exhibition space. Works from acclaimed modern Inuit painter Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013) hang alongside similarly themed pieces by her nephew Timootee Pitsiulak (1967-2016) to highlight an environment where humans, animals, […]

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B.C. says local governments can regulate pot growth on agricultural land – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 13, 2018 VANCOUVER _ Local and Indigenous governments in British Columbia will be permitted to prevent marijuana production in their communities on land that is part of the Agricultural Land Reserve, but with conditions. The Ministry of Agriculture says in a release that the regulatory change is effective immediately and gives governments […]

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Updated: Indigenous self-determination talks begin – Northern Pen

Feds move towards Indigenous rights with Nunatukavut Community Council; Innu oppose negotiations Happy Valley-Goose Bay — Discussions have begun between the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) and the federal government to recognize the Indigenous rights and self-determination of NCC members, NCC president Todd Russell announced Thursday in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. “It means that we will be […]

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Leaders call assault on First Nations man in Thunder Bay, Ont., a ‘hate’ crime – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 13, 2018  THUNDER BAY, Ont. _ Officials are calling an assault on a First Nations man earlier this week in Thunder Bay, Ont., a hate crime. Thunder Bay police say the 52-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment after he was found injured near a bus terminal on Wednesday night. Police […]

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