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Former Yukoner to head up major Toronto art exhibition – CBC

Candice Hopkins says Canadian art is among the best in the world right now May 22, 2018 For Candice Hopkins, it’s an excuse to return to Canada and an opportunity to explore what she thinks is some of the most exciting art in the world right now. The Carcross/Tagish First Nation citizen has been named […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201814 Views

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There is a bright future in STEM for Indigenous youth – My West Nipissing Now

May. 22nd, 2018 Indigenous youth from local school boards attended a series of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related workshops at Canadore College yesterday. Close to 60 youth participated in the 8th annual Kendaaswin Day, an Ojibway word that broadly translates into “learning.” The event is planned to provide a taste of applied learning […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201821 Views

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Unauthorized Pender Harbour docks ordered demolished – Times Colonist

May 22, 2018 PENDER HARBOUR — Two to three dozen private docks could be demolished in Pender Harbour as part of a new dock management plan negotiated by the provincial government and the shíshálh (Sechelt) First Nation. More than 320 owners of docks that have provincial permits will be able to re-apply for 10-year approvals […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201817 Views

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I want it to be over’: Henry Kipling’s partner to speak at sentencing hearing for second attacker – CBC

May 22, 2018 Peguis First Nation man died after attack from woman, then man who robbed him, outside of the Northern Hotel The partner of a Peguis First Nation man who was killed in Winnipeg after violent assaults from two separate people will read her impact statement Tuesday at the sentencing of a man involved […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201816 Views

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Feds must allow First Nations to tax, regulate cannabis – Policy Options

There was little surprise when the Assembly of First Nations, at its Special Chiefs Assembly in early May, called on the government of Canada to amend Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act. The chiefs sought to prevent provincial regulations from applying on reserves and to allow First Nations to share in the revenue that will be […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201819 Views

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Canada’s G7 goal on development: luring private capital to poor nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 22, 2018  By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ When G7 finance and international development ministers convene in British Columbia next week, Canada hopes the meetings will generate fresh ideas on how aid money can be leveraged to entice the private sector to boost investments in poorer parts of the world. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201825 Views

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Apartment building involved in massive Brandon fire can hopefully be saved – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 21, 2018 BRANDON, Man. _ One of the community organizations that manages apartments in a building that was damaged by a massive fire that spread through downtown Brandon, Man., over the weekend says it looks like the building can be fixed. Stephanie Lockerby, with the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201822 Views

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Fisheries Closed Whales – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 22, 2018 MONCTON, N.B. – Fishermen in certain parts of the Gulf of St. Lawrence have to get their gear out of the water today after endangered North Atlantic right whales were spotted in the area. Federal authorities are closing several fishing areas in the Gulf in an ongoing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201825 Views

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Where the leaders are for Tuesday, May 22 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 22, 2018 Where the leaders of Ontario’s main political parties are campaigning on Tuesday, May 22: ___ Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne 11:30 a.m. _ Makes an announcement, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, 180 Dundas St. W., Unit 1400, Toronto. 4 p.m. _ Visit Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Ave., Toronto. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201820 Views

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Ferry Fuel Rebates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 22, 2018 VANCOUVER – B.C. Transportation Minister Claire Trevena says she is “extremely disappointed” by a plan by BC Ferries to remove fuel rebates, less than two months after the provincial government put a fare reduction strategy in place. In a letter to BC Ferries board chairman Donald Hayes, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201820 Views

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Notley to skip premiers conference so she can focus on pipeline deal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 22, 2018  EDMONTON _ There won’t be any fireworks between the premiers of Alberta and British Columbia at the Western premiers conference this week, because Alberta Premier Rachel Notley isn’t going. B.C.’s John Horgan and Notley, who have butted heads over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, were both scheduled to be […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201819 Views

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Meet the Métis artist who gets art supplies to Indigenous schools and promotes artists – CBC

Art for Aid helped launch young Indigenous artist’s exhibit at gallery in Ottawa May 21, 2018 Thanks to the efforts of Ottawa-area Métis artist Colleen Gray, a 16-year-old from a First Nation in Saskatchewan will be showcasing and selling her artwork at a gallery in Ottawa from June through December. But promoting the work of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201815 Views

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Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre unveils Passive Housing Certified Affordable Housing development – CHEK News

Chris Beaton, executive director of the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre, proudly explains the details behind a new 25 unit affordable-housing development for youth, families, and elders from Nanaimo’s First Nation community. “It’s the first affordable family housing facility built in this city in the last 20 years,” says Beaton. “That, in itself, makes it special. And […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201820 Views

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Should inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women get more time and money? – Thestar.com

May 20, 2018 OTTAWA—Considering that Prince George is the biggest city on British Columbia’s Highway of Tears, Mary Teegee expected the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to hold a full-scale hearing there. The city sits at the eastern end of an area that became an emblem of the killings and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201813 Views

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Teams from Alberta, Ontario now assisting in P.A. National Park wildfire – paNOW

All available resources have been deployed to assist in mopping up the Rabbit Creek wildfire burning primarily in Prince Albert National Park. Additional crews from the province, Little Red First Nation, Alberta and Ontario have joined the fight in the now 17,500 hectare fire and are helping manage a few hot spots to the south […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201815 Views

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Increase in Indigenous candidates in Ontario election – CBC

Last Indigenous MPP was NDP Peter North of Elgin May 21, 2018 Indigenous politicians are lending their voice to Ontario’s provincial elections, but some are saying they can’t be pigeonholed into party platforms. Ontario’s New Democrat Party says it has five candidates in the upcoming election. The Liberal Party says it has three Indigenous candidates, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201817 Views

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‘It is a community divided’: Lakeview residents want city and province to block traffic from Tsuut’ina First Nation – Global News

May 20, 2018 Residents in Calgary’s Lakeview neighbourhood are concerned about increased traffic that could flow into their community following the construction of a new development on the Tsuut’ina First Nation. A letter from the Lakeview Community Association to the province and City of Calgary requests a meeting with the province to “re-engage discussion about […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201846 Views

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Lakeview letter ‘unproductive and regressive,’ Tsuut’ina chief says – Edmonton Sun

Tsuut’ina First Nation Chief Lee Crowchild is urging “sober reflection” in response to a letter by a Lakeview Community Association committee that called on elected officials to reconsider plans for a stretch of the southwest ring road that would link the community to a Tsuut’ina development. The stance has split the southwest Calgary community, as […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201820 Views

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CUPW pushing to have post offices provide banking services in rural areas – Northumberland News

Trent Hills — The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is pushing for the federal government to allow Canada Post to provide banking services in rural and Indigenous communities. So far more than 900 municipalities have expressed their support for the idea and Rob Cowell, president of CUPW Local 590 in Peterborough, asked Trent Hills council […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201820 Views

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The growing impatience of an industry town: ‘This has really created tension’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 21, 2018  By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS PICTOU, N.S. _ The picturesque harbour town of Pictou, N.S., has had an uneasy relationship with its job-rich, toxin-spewing neighbour almost since it opened in 1967. Now, the Northern Pulp mill is facing a possibly existential challenge over the massive amounts of effluent it […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201827 Views

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Ontario Liberals target ‘fiscal mistakes’ made by NDP as campaign heats up – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 21, 2018  TORONTO _ Ontario’s governing Liberals are calling on the New Democrats to adjust their platform a day after NDP leader Andrea Horwath admitted her party made a $1.4-billion annual costing mistake. Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne said Horwath has a responsibility to correct the error _ in which the NDP counted […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201821 Views

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BR Fisheries Probe – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 19, 2018 OTTAWA – The federal ethics watchdog is examining the actions of Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc over the granting of a controversial clam fishing licence. The office of conflict of interest and ethics commissioner Mario Dion says confidentiality requirements limit it to revealing that a probe into LeBlanc’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201821 Views

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Trans Mountain pipeline won’t cause tension with Notley at meeting: Horgan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS LANGFORD, B.C. _ The premiers of British Columbia and Alberta will join their counterparts from Western Canada and the North at meetings next week in Yellowknife, but John Horgan doesn’t expect any drama over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Horgan acknowledges he and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201821 Views

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Ethics czar investigates fisheries minister LeBlanc over licence award – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018 By Teresa Wright THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal ethics watchdog is examining the actions of Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc over the granting of a controversial clam fishing licence. The office of conflict of interest and ethics commissioner Mario Dion said Friday that confidentiality requirements limit it to revealing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201818 Views

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Contentious Calgary area flood control project delayed 10 months – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018 CALGARY _ A project to build a reservoir that would help protect Calgary from a repeat of the 2013 flooding that ravaged parts of the city has been delayed 10 months. The Alberta government says more time was needed to provide information on the Springbank off-stream reservoir to the Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201822 Views

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Grassy Narrows chief skeptical as Ontario party leaders pledge mercury clean up – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS GRASSY NARROWS, Ont. _ The leaders of all three of Ontario’s major political parties pledged Friday to clean up a mercury-contaminated river that has plagued the Grassy Narrows First Nation for decades, as NDP Leader Andrea Horwath toured the community. However, the New Democrat […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201821 Views

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B.C. First Nations regulate pickers arriving for post wildfire mushrooms – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018 CACHE CREEK, B.C. _ A bounty of prized morel mushrooms is emerging after last year’s devastating wildfires in British Columbia, but pickers hoping to cash in will be required to get permits from two First Nations. Chief Ron Ignace of the Secwepemc Nation said Friday that five of its 17 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201823 Views

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Things Are Not Looking Good – Wawatay News Online

I don’t understand what is happening in the world these days. For example, I thought things were getting better between First Nation people and non-Natives in this country. There has been so much bad history having to do with violence, residential schools, and hundreds of years of colonization. It seemed that under a federal Liberal […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201816 Views

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It pays to invest in biodiversity – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018  By Rashid Sumaila, University of British Columbia 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: Rashid Sumaila, Director & Professor, Fisheries Economics Research Unit, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201839 Views

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Riding Mountain National Park ready for the season – Brandon Sun

Riding Mountain National Park is open for the season just in time for the May long weekend, with a slew of upcoming events. National Indigenous Peoples Day will be held June 21, and on June 23 it’s free entry day for National Indigenous Peoples weekend. On July 1, there will be an annual Canada Day […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201828 Views

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Notley tells B.C. pipeline backers: ‘This is becoming an issue of how Canada works’ – Calgary Herald

May 17, 2018 About 100 senior British Columbia business, Indigenous, community and labour leaders went to Edmonton for a one-day business and economic mission Thursday to hear Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speak and attend a special Edmonton Chamber of Commerce luncheon to meet business people from Edmonton and Calgary. Read More: http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/premier-rachel-notley-this-is-becoming-an-issue-of-how-canada-works/wcm/00b7d41c-62b3-4154-9996-be4c665ed125

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201837 Views

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Three Found Guilty In Death Of Baptiste – 730 CKDM

A jury has found Regan Carlson, Raymond Bonser and Robert Laba guilty of manslaughter in the death of Garnett Baptiste from Ebb and Flow First Nation. After an eight-day trial in Brandon Court of Queen’s Bench, the verdict came in last night, just before 7:00. All three of the accused originally pleaded not guilty to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201830 Views

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Grassy Narrows clean up will ‘take as long as it takes,’ Wynne says – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018 TORONTO _ Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne says cleaning up a mercury-contaminated river that has plagued two First Nation communities for decades “will take as long as it takes.” Wynne, whose government committed $85 million for the remediation of the English-Wabigoon River system in northwestern Ontario, says preliminary work is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201831 Views

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Government investing over $4M to bring internet to Indigenous communities – My Yellowknife Now

The Government of Canada is investing over $4.6 million through the Connect to Innovate program to bring new or improved high-speed internet to ten Indigenous communities, nine of which are in the Northwest Territories. The funding was announced yesterday by Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201823 Views

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Two Indigenous protesters ordered to end protest at fish company – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018 VANCOUVER _ Fish farming company Marine Harvest says the B-C Supreme Court has ordered two Indigenous protesters, who have occupied the company’s houses and dock at Swanson Island for months, to leave by Saturday evening pending an upcoming hearing. Marine Harvest says the court also ordered them not to board […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201832 Views

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Where the leaders are for Friday, May 18 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 18, 2018 Where the leaders of Ontario’s main political parties are campaigning on Friday, May 18: ___ Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne 9 a.m. _ Makes an announcement, 4th Floor Rooftop, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto. 1:15 p.m. _ Visits Mill Creek Gardens, 3 Little York St., Orangeville, Ont. 3 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201826 Views

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Somebody knows something:’ Family pleads for help after woman’s body found – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2018  By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Family members are asking for help from the public after the body of a missing woman was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg. Police said their underwater search and rescue team found the body of April Carpenter Wednesday. They said […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201847 Views

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Urban elder and Indigenous rights activist Vern Harper ‘understood the realities of Toronto’ – CBC

Harper, 85, who died last week, will be laid to rest Friday in the city that he served May 18, 2018 In the 1990s, when Jonathan Rudin first met Cree elder Vern Harper in Toronto, most Indigenous elders came to the city from elsewhere. “They would come in and be here for a period of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201824 Views

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B.C. heading to court in Alberta to stop fuel restriction law, may seek damages – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ Tensions over the Trans Mountain pipeline increased Thursday with British Columbia announcing plans to launch a lawsuit over new Alberta legislation that could restrict fuel exports to the West Coast. B.C. Attorney General David Eby said his province will ask the Court […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201821 Views

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Indigenous architects take world stage for Canada in ‘amazing step’ toward reconciliation – Ottawa Citizen

May 18, 2018 A showcase of Indigenous architecture that will represent Canada on the world stage is being hailed as an “amazing step” toward reconciliation by the man leading the talented team. Eminent Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, who’s best known for designing the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201844 Views

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Indigenous architects take world stage for Canada in ‘amazing step’ toward reconciliation – Ottawa Citizen

May 18, 2018 A showcase of Indigenous architecture that will represent Canada on the world stage is being hailed as an “amazing step” toward reconciliation by the man leading the talented team. Eminent Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, who’s best known for designing the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201844 Views

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New exhibit re-imagines superheroes by Indigenous artists – Daily Herald Tribune

May 17, 2018 Spider-Man and the Hulk will receive a makeover as a gallery re-imagines them with Indigenous concepts. “When Raven Becomes Spider” will open to the public on Friday, May 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie and will be on view until Aug. 19. It is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201820 Views

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Miss Manito Ahbee finds strength in sharing her story and honouring MMIWG – CBC

‘We need to honour them,’ says Chante Speidel, who will pass on the title at the festival this weekend May 18, 2018 The title of Miss Manito Ahbee Youth Ambassador carries a lot more weight than many other similar titles. Since 2006, the title has also been used by the Manito Ahbee festival — which […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201823 Views

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Watay Power Offering Training Program – 89.5 The Lake FM

May 18, 2018 Watay Power is offering a new training program geared to provide employment to area Indigenous populations. The First Nation power company is teaming up with a number of training organizations to help offer the proram to those who want to gain direct or indirect employement in the construction of their new transmission […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201821 Views

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Protect Canada’s parks from being ‘loved to death’ says study co author – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2018  By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Canada is a global leader in protecting its conserved land from human destruction, but its parks are in danger of being “loved to death” by thousands of people trekking through the backcountry, says a co-author of a study that details the degradation […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201820 Views

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Professor addresses whether race should be considered when assigning a course – Global News

Professor Mark Mercer discusses the controversy over a non-indigenous instructor teaching a course on residential schools in Halifax. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/4217195/professor-addresses-whether-race-should-be-considered-when-assigning-a-course/

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201819 Views

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Ottawa announces $2B fund to help communities withstand natural disasters – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2018 CALGARY _ The federal government has set up a $2-billion fund to help communities protect themselves from natural disasters. Federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi made the announcement on the Calgary Stampede grounds, which were submerged during heavy flooding in southern Alberta five years ago. Sohi said the 10-year program will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201825 Views

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Fingas: Lack of action on poverty contributing to cycle of apprehending Indigenous children – The Province

Apprehension is traceable to “neglect” — referring to poverty and deprivation which arises due to historical patterns of discrimination Last week, a Federal Court hearing in Saskatoon resulted in one step being taken to respond to the Sixties Scoop — the system in which children were intentionally removed from Indigenous parents to be placed with […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201842 Views

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Tory bill gives Indigenous hunters exemption from night hunting ban – Brandon Sun

While asserting that night hunting is a dangerous practice, the provincial government isn’t looking to outright ban the act for everyone, according to proposed legislation. Instead, the Wildlife Amendment Act (Bill 29), tabled on Wednesday, “would allow Indigenous hunters to exercise their right to hunt at night in designated areas by obtaining a night hunting […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201829 Views

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Tory bill gives Indigenous hunters exemption from night hunting ban – Brandon Sun

While asserting that night hunting is a dangerous practice, the provincial government isn’t looking to outright ban the act for everyone, according to proposed legislation. Instead, the Wildlife Amendment Act (Bill 29), tabled on Wednesday, “would allow Indigenous hunters to exercise their right to hunt at night in designated areas by obtaining a night hunting […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201826 Views

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