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Ottawa must resolve First Nations child welfare case: Jody Wilson-Raybould – The Globe and Mail

The Liberal government needs to resolve the First Nations child welfare case playing out in Federal Court and “not put children through this,” former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says. Ms. Wilson Raybould, who was the first Indigenous justice minister in Canada, said she is “extremely disappointed” in the Trudeau government’s decision to seek a judicial […]

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Quit fighting and bickering,’ Sask. chief says to feds, Sask., after northern suicides – CBC

‘It’s going to show the kids we know how to work together,’ Ronald Mitsuing says Nov 29, 2019 Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation Chief Ronald Mitsuing wants federal and provincial governments to work together to address a suicide crisis in northern Saskatchewan and he wants it quick. Mitsuing said he has trouble sleeping at night not […]

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Could Indigenous ownership kick-start energy sector? – Wealth Professional

There’s an idea being floated out West, a means to restore a little hope to the bleak prospects for investors in Canada’s energy sector: Indigenous ownership of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX). At a panel discussion at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, industry and First Nations leaders […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201934 Views

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Faculty falter when addressing Indigenous topics – Queen’s Journal

While services for Indigenous students surge ahead, their classroom experience is often neglected November 29, 2019 For Misko McGregor, (Comm ’21), an Algonquin-Ojibwe student from Kitigan Zibi First Nation in Québec, it was a strange experience weighing in on his classmates’ presentations with his professor during the Indigenous component of his second-year Business Ethics course. […]

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This is a crisis’: N.W.T. survey shows worsening housing conditions – CBC

The 2019 NWT Community Survey says 42 per cent of all households have at least one major problem Nov 29, 2019 Housing in every community throughout the Northwest Territories is getting worse. The 2019 NWT Housing Survey says 42 per cent of all houses in the territory have at least one major problem, up from […]

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GPM Metals Announces Appointment of Dan Noone as Interim CEO

Toronto – November 27, 2019 – GPM Metals Inc. (TSXV:GPM) (the “Company” or “GPM”) announces the resignation of Peter Mullens as CEO and Director effective immediately. The Company thanks Mr. Mullens for his services and wishes him well in his future endeavours. Dan Noone, director of the Company has been appointed as Interim CEO. About […]

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Morning Brief: Trudeau, Freeland to meet with Mexican trade official – iPolitics

Nov 29, 2019 Good morning, readers. Newly-named Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland will meet with Mexico’s undersecretary for North America, Jesús Seade, to discuss ratification of the new NAFTA today. This follows Freeland’s trip to the U.S. on Wednesday to meet with U.S. and Mexican trade officials in a new push to get the renegotiated […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201921 Views

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Why B.C.’s Indigenous rights bill is ‘impractically broad’ and inconsistent with Canadian law – Financial Post

The main issue with Bill 41 appears to be whether the legislation gives First Nations a veto on resource projects British Columbia’s Bill 41, aimed at implementing the Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into provincial legislation is — depending on one’s perspective — either a forward-looking framework that will provide much-needed […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201986 Views

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Crown-Indigenous minister calls on Sen. Beyak to pull letters supporting assimilation of First Nation people – CBC

Sen. Marilou McPhedran says racist letters are still up on Sen. Lynn Beyak’s website Nov 29, 2019 Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett is calling on Sen. Lynn Beyak to remove letters still on her website that support Indigenous assimilation and claim residential schools saved First Nation people from “squalor.” Beyak returned to her Senate role […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201958 Views

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Youth sue Ontario government on behalf of climate – APTN News

November 27, 2019 Their passion was almost as loud as their voices. Seven Ontario youth Wednesday announced they’re suing the Ontario government for weakening climate action targets. They’re among a global movement pressuring politicians to reduce the world’s carbon footprint. amcdougall@aptn.ca Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/11/27/youth-sue-ontario-government-on-behalf-of-climate/

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Permanent guardianship: another option for creating family – BC Gov

Nov. 27, 2019 PRINCE RUPERT – Merissa Giesbrecht and her husband Jason never imagined that their path to finally having the family they had dreamed about would arrive through a distant relative. While November is Adoption Awareness month, a time to recognize adoptive parents and the more than 750 children in B.C. who are seeking […]

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Inspirational Indigenous Individuals: A new series on Global! – Globalnews.ca

Producer Melanie Zettler and digital journalist Ben Jonah talked about their new series on Global highlighting indigenous stories, people and culture. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/6228907/inspirational-indigenous-individuals-a-new-series-on-global

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Indigenous politician who admitted buying votes removed as Meadow Lake Tribal Council vice-chief – CBC

Larry Iron voted out as vice-chief following CBC iTeam story Nov 28, 2019 When Chief Elmer Campbell read about Indigenous politician Larry Iron admitting he was involved in a vote-buying scheme, Campbell decided to take action to protect the reputation of his community, the Buffalo River Dene Nation. In May, CBC broke the news that […]

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Indigenous-owned Alberta company wins ‘most admired’ award – CTV News

November 28, 2019 EDMONTON — Alberta’s largest Indigenous-owned company is being recognized on the national stage. Backwoods Energy Services, owned by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, won Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures award in the Mid-Market category. Backwoods provides services for oil and gas, utilities and forestry companies in western Canada. The award, given by […]

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Singh names critic team; Boulerice remains deputy leader – iPolitics.ca

Nov 28, 2019 NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on Thursday unveiled his front bench team for the upcoming 43rd Parliament, appointing himself as critic for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Indigenous Services, as well as Intergovernmental Affairs, citing the Liberal government’s appeal of a recent Indigenous child welfare ruling. He also said he named Charlie Angus the party’s […]

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UBCIC calls for Trudeau to fulfil promise of new relationship Indigenous peoples – Merritt Herald

November 27, 2019 On Nov. 20, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed the cabinet roster for his new minority Liberal government that was re-elected in the Oct. 21 federal election. The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), impresses upon the Liberal caucus the vital importance of living up to its election platform that pledged key advancements […]

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Human rights tribunal says it felt ‘cornered’ by Canada to extend First Nations child compensation deadline – APTN News

November 27, 2019 The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has extended a deadline for parties involved in a First Nations child welfare case to come up with a plan to disperse what will be billions of dollars in compensation because it says it felt forced to do so by Canada. The tribunal issued a letter to […]

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Ndilo chief ‘baffled’ by City’s cut Indigenous relations position – Northern News Services

November 27, 2019 Ndilo Chief Ernest Betsina says he is “baffled” by news that the City of Yellowknife won’t be renewing its Indigenous relations post, a position officials announced with fanfare in September 2018. The position, held by Denesoline member Maggie Mercredi, expires in February, when federal money supporting the 18-month position runs out, Senior […]

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Not cleaning Indigenous people’s water is genocide – Toronto Star

Nov. 27, 2019 Many thanks for the Star series on “tainted water” investigated by several Ryerson journalism students and Star investigative reporter Robert Cribb. This health crisis facing the Oneida Nation on the Thames River is extremely serious, alarming and totally preventable. This is another example of the Canadian government’s genocidal policy of inaction and […]

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How a resurgence in Indigenous governance is leading to better conservation – The Narwhal

Far from the old mentality of ‘fortress conservation’ that deemed only empty landscapes as adequately protected, a new era of Indigenous-led conservation is not only better at protecting wild places but embraces the communities and cultures that have stewarded these lands since time immemorial Even when governments have good intentions — like promoting conservation — […]

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Ending Gender Based Violence – Net Newsledger

November 28, 2019 THUNDER BAY – Leader’s Ledger – Monday, November 25 was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. These 16 days are dedicated to increasing awareness about the increased violence women, girls and people of diverse gender identities […]

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Indigenous music industry contributed millions to Canadian economy in 2018 – APTN News

November 27, 2019 The Indigenous music industry is contributing to Canada’s economy in a big way – to the tune of $78 million last year, according to a recent study published by APTN. The study, which is a first of its kind, was launched to provide a comprehensive view of the challenges, barriers and successes […]

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We made history’: UN Indigenous rights bill approved unanimously in B.C. – North Shore News

November 26, 2019 British Columbia has become the first province in Canada to formally implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The bill was passed unanimously in the legislature. Earlier in the day, some Indigenous leaders expressed fears that the bill could die on the order paper. The First Nations Leadership […]

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A personal account for Indigenous women whose bodies, hearts, minds were stolen – CBC

Catherine Lafferty, a Dene woman, writes of her experience with sexual violence in a small, northern town Nov 28, 2019 She sees him every so often shuffling down the streets of Yellowknife. She looks at him and wonders, is he still trying to do what he did to her to others? She wonders how he […]

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iPolitics AM: Scheer unveils House leader, whip choices as Conservative critics launch online campaign calling for his resignation – iPolitics

Nov 28, 2019 ALSO TODAY: New Democrats unveil critic roster — Trudeau meets with Northern premier, chats with municipal leaders With exactly one week to go until the official launch of the 43rd parliament, Andrew Scheer has booked a mid-morning appearance in the West Block Foyer to announce what his office is billing as the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201954 Views

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Students present on Indigenous People issues – Hanna Herald

November 27, 2019 It’s time for another round of Inclusivity Projects presented by students across Prairie Land School Division. On Nov. 18 Jensen Battle and Sonya Nielsen of Delia school and Liam McKeage of J.C. Charyk held an presentation at J.C. Charyk school for students from both schools to help spread awareness of the issues […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201932 Views

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BCIT recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2019 – BCIT

Waterstone Human Capital has named BCIT as having one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2019 in the Broader Public Sector category. BCIT was recognized for having a high-performing culture in vision and leadership; recruitment and hiring for fit; cultural alignment and measurement; retention, rewards, and recognition; corporate social responsibility; and organizational performance. This […]

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Police bring in speaker for Indigenous Awareness Training – CHAT News Today

Medicine Hat, AB – The Medicine Hat Police Service has been focusing on inclusion and diversity. On Tuesday, they took another step in their journey, with Indigenous awareness training during their latest professional development day Officers listened to Cree/Dene speaker Holly Fortier’s four-hour presentation. Chief Andy McGrogan says he first heard Fortier speak at last […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201928 Views

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It’s not Caucasian Canadians who most struggle with ‘energy poverty,’ report says – National Post

The Canadian Urban Sustainability Practitioners say ‘energy poverty’ occurs when a household spends more than six percent of its after-tax household income on home energy services A national non-profit group is calling on the federal government to “explicitly acknowledge” systemic racism’s role in forcing visible minorities, recent immigrants and Indigenous people to pay more for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201947 Views

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Concordia welcomes a new senior director of Indigenous Directions and a director of decolonizing curriculum and pedagogy – Concordia University News

Alumna and administrator Manon Tremblay returns to the university; interim senior director Donna Goodleaf assumes a new role November 27, 2019 Concordian Manon Tremblay (BA 03) is returning to her alma mater to advance the Indigenous Directions Action Plan and support Indigenous Directions. The university’s new senior director of Indigenous Directions begins her five-year appointment […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201962 Views

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Meet Kelly Boutsalis, The Narwhal’s first Indigenous Journalism Fellow – The Narwhal

She’s written about nostalgic fashion and named her child after a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, so get ready Here at The Narwhal, we’re beside-ourselves-excited to introduce Kelly Boutsalis as the recipient of our inaugural Indigenous Journalism Fellowship. Originally from the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in southwestern Ontario, Boutsalis now lives in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201932 Views

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Upcoming events to address violence against women – Brock News

Amid the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies has planned two community events to encourage remembrance, reflection and action for positive change. On Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Pond Inlet, award-winning […]

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New book offers candid look at life after prison for women – News UBC

Nov 25, 2019 As a former prison physician, Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin knows how difficult it can be for women to navigate life after prison. That’s the focus of a new book Releasing Hope, co-edited by Elwood Martin, founding director of UBC’s Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education, and collaborators, including former inmate and […]

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UM students receive Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards – UM Today

November 27, 2019 — On Nov. 21, Indigenous youth from across the province were honoured with Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards (MAYAA). Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the annual awards recognize outstanding Indigenous youth between the ages of 16 and 24 in a variety of areas, including academic accomplishment, community involvement, culture, business and athletics. Award […]

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Celebrating Our Strengths: Authentic Partnerships for Nation Building – FNDI

This article is the seventh in a series that Nonprofit Quarterly, in partnership with the First Nations Development Institute, is publishing this fall. It features Native American nonprofit leaders who highlight the practices of community building in Indian Country and identify ways that philanthropy might more effectively support this work. Philanthropy can often reinforce socially […]

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Fort William chief wants to rebuild relationship with Thunder Bay mayor – APTN News

November 26, 2019 The long-time chief of Fort William First Nation hopes the relationship with the mayor of Thunder Bay can be repaired. Earlier this year, Peter Collins, chief and the CEO of Fort William, called for Bill Mauro to step down from his role on the embattled Thunder Bay Police Services Board. In the […]

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‘We made history’: UN Indigenous rights bill approved unanimously in B.C. – Times Colonist

November 26, 2019 British Columbia has become the first province in Canada to formally implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The bill was passed unanimously in the legislature. Earlier in the day, some Indigenous leaders expressed fears that the bill could die on the order paper. The First Nations Leadership […]

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A gathering of minds: Maanjiwe nendamowinan officially opens at U of T Mississauga – U of T News

The University of Toronto Mississauga officially opened Maanjiwe nendamowinan on Friday, the final phase of the redevelopment of the former North Building. Maanjiwe nendamowinan is an Anishinaabemowin phrase meaning “gathering of minds.” The name was chosen after a university committee unanimously recommended an Indigenous name be considered. The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, on […]

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Volunteers Needed for Indigenous Rural/Reserve ID Week – PortageOnline.com

27 November 2019 I.D. Week is being put on by the Portage Community Revitalization Corporation beginning December 2nd through to the 6th. Indigenous Community Coordinator Cornell Pashe says a full week is dedicated to supplying Secured Certificate of Indian Status Cards to those in need. It was expanded for Social Security Numbers as well as […]

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Grey Bruce OPP Utilize Naloxone to Save Potential Overdose Victim – Bayshore Broadcasting

November 27, 2019 Grey Bruce OPP are reminding the community of the importance of overdose intervention after an unconscious individual was treated using naloxone. According to Grey Bruce OPP they received a medical distress call on the Saugeen First Nation during the evening of November 22nd. A press release from the OPP say that police […]

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British Columbia becomes 1st Canadian province to pass UN Indigenous rights declaration – Global News

November 26, 2019 British Columbia has become the first jurisdiction in Canada to pass legislation implementing the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The legislation, dubbed Bill 41, passed the committee stage and third reading at the B.C. legislature unanimously on Tuesday, to cheers and applause from MLAs on both sides of the house. […]

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Researcher heads to Saskatchewan community to study climate change – APTN News

November 26, 2019 A researcher with the David Suzuki Foundation was in one of the oldest settlements in Saskatchewan to track the effects of climate change on the community and found that there are many issues facing people there. Priscilla Settee is in Cumberland House, 506 kilometres northeast of Regina, a mainly Cree and Métis […]

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Matawa Chiefs – “Matawa member First Nations will lead and deliver the next economic boom of this province” – Net Newsledger

November 26, 2019 THUNDER BAY – “Matawa member First Nations will lead and deliver the next economic boom of this province. Equitable partnerships between Matawa First Nations-Government-Industry will result in investment opportunities on a national and international scale. Matawa First Nations are the partners and investors of certainty required for economic and social prosperity,” says […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201960 Views

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Award for research support in Indigenous health recognizes “unsung heroes” – UM Today

Applications are now open for the Dawn Stewart Award November 26, 2019 — Ongomiizwin – Research Services is now accepting applications for the Dawn Stewart Award for Research Support in Indigenous Health. This award is named for Dawn Stewart who worked for over 30 years at the University of Manitoba, in varying capacities, in Indigenous […]

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Rally at Sask. Legislature calls for ‘immediate’ end to coerced sterilizations – CBC

Firm that organized rally representing 100 women in Saskatchewan Nov 26, 2019 Carrying signs that read “protect our women” and “stopped forced sterilization,” a group marched to the Saskatchewan Legislature on Tuesday to call for an end to coerced sterilization. The march was organized by law firm Semaganis Worme Lombard, which is representing women in […]

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National Addictions Awareness Week – Peer Outreach Q & A – FNHA

Nov 26, 2019 Q & A with Marnie Scow, FNHA’s Indigenous Peer Outreach Worker, about treating all people with respect, including people who use substances​​ As a response to the overdose crisis and the call for engaging people with lived and living experience, in November 2018, FNHA created two Indigenous Peer Coordinator positions in the […]

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No time for excuses on First Nations compensation – Toronto Star

Nov. 27, 2019 Ottawa eyes First Nations compensation suit, Nov. 26 One of many disingenuous arguments Canada is making to justify blocking human rights tribunal-ordered payouts to First Nations children harmed by the foster care and medical systems is that there are two legal processes proceeding at the same time: the human rights process; and […]

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De Beers defends Snap Lake mine closure and reclamation plan – CBC

Diamond company, territorial government disagree on financial security, science behind proposal Nov 27, 2019 De Beers Canada is defending its plan to close the defunct Snap Lake diamond mine and reclaim the site and surrounding area amidst some disagreement about the science behind its proposal. The diamond company faced questions on its application to renew […]

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Ontario College of Teachers blasts ex-Nunavut teacher for “appallingly unprofessional conduct” – Nunatsiaq News

27 November, 2019 Moses Suzuki’s actions called “repugnant,” “disgraceful” and “dishonourable” A lengthy written judgment from the Ontario College of Teachers, recently posted online, condemns the behaviour of former Nunavut teacher Moses Suzuki, whose right to teach in Ontario was revoked last June. Suzuki created an uproar in Coral Harbour in March 2017, when he […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201959 Views

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HARP Launches Red Lock Campaign – Locks Available at MMCC – Wawa-news.com

Group Health Centre’s HARP (HIV/AIDS Resource Program) is excited to announce their Red Lock campaign, launching across Algoma Tuesday, November 26th. This year the HARP team is bringing a special campaign to the Algoma region. The Red Lock campaign is a unique twist on the Red Scarf campaign from previous years. HARP invites you to […]

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