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Indigenous peoples left behind by unfair, unequal health services – Hill Times

Nov. 14, 2018 The colonial guardian-and-ward theory continues to permeate Canadian health policy when it comes to Indigenous peoples’ access. Canada’s health-care system is a source of national pride. This conviction is challenged, however, when one considers the growing body of research that has identified an unequal and unfair application of health policy. There are […]

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Nunavut community says Inuit lives need to be protected over polar bear population – CBC

Public consultations on a Nunavut’s polar bear management plan are underway this week Nov 14, 2018 In communities along the west coast of Hudson Bay, Nunavummiut are both scared and angered by the increasing number of polar bear-human interactions. Their concerns are being discussed this week in Iqaluit, during public consultations on a draft polar […]

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How Ontario isn’t really ‘open for business’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018  By Michael J. Armstrong, Associate professor of operations research, Goodman School of Business, Brock University 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: Michael […]

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Internet Society’s Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2018 – Blog post – FMCC

November 13, 2018 Chris Ritzo produced this Blog Post highlighting FMCC and its partners after attending ISOC’s conference in Edmonton and Inuvik. Chris works with M-Lab and he delivered a passionate presentation about their work at the conference. Check it out at https://livestream.com/internetsociety/indigenet2018/videos/181775428 The Internet Society (ISOC) held its second annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit(ICS) October […]

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Kátł’odeeche mining symposium to include Pine Point update – Cabin Radio

November 13, 2018 Osisko Metals will deliver an update on the Pine Point mine during the Kátł’odeeche First Nation’s mining symposium, which is being held on November 14 and 15. The symposium “is a chance for us and surrounding communities to find out more about what’s going on and get updates on the mining industry […]

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AP sources: Trump mulling a wide ranging shakeup – CP

Source: The Associated Press Nov 14, 2018  By Colleen Long, Zeke Miller And Catherine Lucey THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought […]

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Photography student sends message about MMIWG using Canadian flag – CBC

Charla Sylvester inspired by Tina Fontaine’s story Nov 14, 2018 A photography student from Beausoleil First Nation in Ontario is hoping to bring awareness to murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada through her art. Charla Sylvester, 25 discovered her love for photography after she began taking photos of her infant daughter. Now […]

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Iqaluit Northmart store suffers “minimal” damage, will re-open this Saturday – Nunatsiaq News

November 14, 2018 Pharmacy team also working to restore service The Northmart retail store suffered only “minimal” fire damage last week and will re-open this Saturday, North West Co., the store’s owner, announced yesterday. “Thanks to the heroic efforts of the firefighters, first responders and RCMP, the fire damage was primarily contained to the main […]

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Inuk woman sheds light on dramatic impact of poor services in Quebec’s far north – CBC

Lucy Kumarluk’s brother died in 2002, while living in Montreal. Now, her son lives there and won’t come home Nov 13, 2018 Lucy Kumarluk breaks down when she thinks about her son, his life on the streets in Montreal and the brother she lost in the same city 16 years ago. “We thought it would […]

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Saskatchewan First Nation passes its own legal cannabis law, plans to open shop – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018  FORT QU’APPELLE, Sask. _ A small Indigenous community northeast of Regina plans to open its own marijuana dispensary after passing its own legal cannabis law. The Muscowpetung First Nation approved its Cannabis-Hemp Act on Monday. Chief Anthony Cappo says the law is meant to make cannabis more accessible, affordable and […]

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Indigenous leaders say reconciliation involves recognition of values, culture – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS SIDNEY, B.C. _ A federal government initiative to support Indigenous conservation efforts will help strengthen reconciliation across Canada, chiefs, leaders and elders said Tuesday. The leaders from British Columbia, Manitoba and Nunavut told federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna that reconciliation involves recognizing and supporting […]

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Program aims to develop more Indigenous teachers and ‘leaders within our community’ – CBC

‘It’s giving me a sense of being able to become something bigger’ Nov 13, 2018 A new program has been launched in Winnipeg to help more Indigenous students become teachers. The Build From Within-Ozhitoon Onji Peenjiiee teacher development program officially launched Tuesday morning at St. John’s High School. The Winnipeg School Division has teamed up […]

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Huge milestone:’ Ceremony marks land deal for Lubicon Lake First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS LITTLE BUFFALO, Alta. _ Their story of poverty and neglect went from northern Alberta to the world and on Tuesday decades of determination paid off when the Lubicon Lake Cree signed a long-awaited treaty with Canada. Band member Denise Ominayak could hardly believe it. […]

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Former Quebec premier Bernard Landry remembered as ‘great patriot’ at state funeral – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018  THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ Former Quebec premier Bernard Landry was remembered at his state funeral Tuesday as a loving family man, an economic visionary but above all a patriot who never wavered in his devotion to seeing Quebec become independent. “Today we are all gathered to pay tribute to […]

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BP deep water well off Nova Scotia lacks commercial quantities of oil:partner – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018  HALIFAX _ A third well exploration effort off Nova Scotia has failed to find commercially viable levels of oil in the deep waters of the Scotian Shelf. Hess Corp., the drilling partners on the BP-operated Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project, issued a news release Tuesday saying it will write off […]

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BR Canada Post Rotating Strikes – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 13, 2018  OTTAWA – — Canada Post is suspending delivery time guarantees to its customers, acknowledging a lack of progress in contract talks with its unionized workforce. The suspension comes as a fourth week of rotating strikes at the post office gets underway. Canada Post says more delivery delays […]

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Alta-Lubicon-Land-Deal – Audio Clip NAT115 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Nov 13, 2018  115 – (Alta-Lubicon-Land-Deal) (EXTENDED) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/11/13/cp201811130138-1.mp3 LITTLE BUFFALO, Alberta. x–28s. A ceremony in northern Alberta has marked the end to a decades-long fight for recognition that attracted international attention to the poverty of the Lubicon Lake First Nation. Canadian Press reporter Bob Weber says people in the […]

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Ontario government to raise threshold for official party status – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 TORONTO _ The Ontario government says it is increasing the number of seats in the legislature required to achieve official party status. Progressive Conservative House Leader Todd Smith says the new threshold _ to be laid out in the fall economic statement later this week _ will be 10 per […]

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Time to move on:’ Ceremony marks land deal for Lubicon Lake First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018  By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS LITTLE BUFFALO, Alta. _ A ceremony in northern Alberta Tuesday marked the end to a decades-long fight for recognition that attracted international attention to the poverty of the Lubicon Lake First Nation. The Lubicon were missed in treaty negotiations in the late 1800s and […]

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Used icebreakers to cost 30% more than advertised thanks to tariffs, fees – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 OTTAWA _ The federal government is planning to spend at least $827 million on three used icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard _ 30 per cent more than advertised. In August, the government cited the cost for the three icebreakers as $610 million when it announced its plan to buy […]

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Dignitaries arrive ahead of funeral for former Quebec premier Bernard Landry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 MONTREAL _ Past and present political leaders and other dignitaries have begun arriving at the state funeral for former Quebec premier Bernard Landry, who died last Tuesday at the age of 81. The service is being held at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica and will feature speeches by Premier Francois Legault and […]

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Police won’t face investigation for failed attempts to save OD victims – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 By Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Ontario police officers who unsuccessfully administer naloxone to someone overdosing on opioids will no longer face an investigation by the province’s police watchdog, the government said Tuesday. The Progressive Conservatives said they had amended a regulation under the Police Services Act so […]

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The Latest: Senator arrested at Georgia vote demonstration – CP

Source: The Associated Press Nov 13, 2018  ATLANTA _ The Latest on the Georgia governor’s race (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Several protesters, including a state senator, have been arrested during a demonstration at the Georgia state capitol calling for tallying of uncounted ballots from last week’s election. Sen. Nikema Williams, a Democrat from Atlanta, was led […]

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Schreiner calls for investigation into report of former Brown aide’s firing – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 TORONTO _ The leader of the Green party says alleged interference by Premier Doug Ford’s top aide into staffing matters at Ontario Power Generation should be investigated. Mike Schreiner says Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner, or potentially another agency, should look into a published report that Dean French personally intervened in the […]

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Nunavut government abuse complaints on the rise, minister says – Nunatsiaq News

November 13, 2018 More than one in four workplace harassment complaints linked to physical assaults, confrontations Complaints of workplace harassment, including verbal abuse and physical assaults, are on the rise at the Government of Nunavut, Finance Minister George Hickes said last Thursday, Nov. 8. “I would say there is a trend and it’s not in […]

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McGill students vote overwhelmingly for change to Redmen team nickname – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 MONTREAL _ Pressure is growing on McGill University to shed its sports teams’ Redmen nickname after students voted overwhelmingly in favour of the change in a referendum. In a statement announcing results of the vote Monday night, the Students’ Society of McGill University said it will continue pressing the university […]

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Talking treaties, research, and rights – Queen’s Gazette

November 13, 2018 A pair of recent events are furthering Indigeneity and reconciliation on campus through knowledge sharing. The relationship between settlers and Indigenous Peoples was in focus at Queen’s on Friday and Saturday. A workshop focused on research collaboration with Indigenous communities was hosted through the day on Friday. The workshop is an initiative […]

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TransCanada staunchly supports Keystone XL pipeline despite latest court setback – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ TransCanada Corp. says it doesn’t know when it will be able to build its Keystone XL pipeline after a Montana judge stopped it last week but it is confident the project will make money once it is built and in service. It’s […]

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Rickford outlines action plan for jail – DrydenNow.com

13 November 2018 Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford says Queen’s Park is looking at a two-part action plan for the Kenora Jail. “We want to look at program options in that jail, and hopefully change and improve outcomes that are already pretty decent,” he said. Rickford, who is also a senior member of cabinet, toured […]

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Western Nunavut gold mine project gets review board’s final approval – Nunatsiaq News

November 13, 2018 Project now needs licence from Nunavut Water Board TMAC Resources Inc. can move ahead with plans to expand its existing gold mine in western Nunavut, now that it has received a project certificate from the Nunavut Impact Review Board for Phase 2 of its Hope Bay Belt Project. But the project certificate, […]

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Do you Know Someone who is Missing? – Net Newsledger

13 November 2018 Share Information during Missing Persons Awareness Day on November 14 (Chippewas of Rama First Nation, ON) – Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Rama Police and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are inviting members of the community and surrounding area to join them on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, for Missing Persons Awareness Day. […]

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Researchers hope to start search for Poundmaker weapons thrown in North Sask. River – CBC

Research indicates over 200 weapons were confiscated from Chief Poundmaker in 1885 Nov 13, 2018 A search for antique artifacts confiscated more than 130 years ago from historical figure Chief Poundmaker could soon be on. Researchers are hoping to find axes, knives and rifles believed to have been dumped in the North Saskatchewan river in […]

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Education does not always equal social mobility – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 By Louis Volante, Professor of Education, Brock University and John Jerrim, Lecturer in Economics and Social Statistics, UCL 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. […]

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McGill students vote overwhelmingly for change to Redmen team nickname – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 MONTREAL _ Students at McGill University have voted by a large majority in favour of changing the Redmen nickname for the school’s sports teams. The 79 per cent vote in favour of the change follows a campaign by Indigenous students to shed the name, which they say is derogatory. The […]

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They’re with me’: Artwork by Indigenous youth catches spotlight in Massey Lectures – CBC

Journalist and author Tanya Talaga sought out the paintings to be part of her national presentations Tanya Talaga didn’t want to be alone on stage during her 2018 CBC Massey Lectures. And she wasn’t, thanks to the artwork by seven Thunder Bay, Ont., high school students, which adorned the stage behind her for each presentation. […]

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Rural Reconciliation – OTC

The first ever Rural Reconciliation: An Educational Gathering held in Warman, Nov. 7 had a great turnout of people from across the community for a day of learning and sharing. Mary Culbertson, Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan, made opening remarks at the event. The Office of the Treaty Commissioner speaker Dion Tootoosis spoke on the History […]

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Feds pledge money for young scientists but funding for in house research slips – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is making good on a promise to help young researchers who are trying to establish themselves in their fields. But the Liberals’ promised commitment to run a government that believes in science hasn’t led to funding research within […]

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Youth protection officials failed suicidal Salluit teen, Quebec coroner concludes – CBC

Inadequate followup with Rhoda Tunu Parr could be symptomatic of larger problem in Nunavik, says É​ric Lépine Nov 12, 2018 Quebec’s youth protection services failed to provide adequate followup with a teen in foster care who had expressed suicidal thoughts, a coroner has concluded. Coroner É​ric Lépine​ said what happened to 14-year-old Rhoda Tunu Parr […]

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Vernon conference later this month aimed at early childhood educators – The Daily Courier

Nov 12, 2018 Anyone who works with children and families is invited to attend the Pathway to Truth and Reconciliation conference Nov. 23 and 24 at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus. While the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action come out of the mistreatment of Aboriginal children in the Indian residential schools system, the conference […]

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Lack of consultation on Ring of Fire development frustrates First Nation communities – SooToday

Neskantaga, Eabametoong want negotiated settlement with Queen’s Park, threaten legal action The lack of an all-inclusive provincial strategy to advance development in the Ring of Fire is frustrating two remote First Nation communities in the area of the Far North mineral deposits. In a Nov. 9 news release, the communities of Neskantaga and Eabametoong called […]

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PEI mother reflects on her army boy’s short, impactful life – The Guardian

SCOTCHFORT, P.E.I. – Gloria Bernard just knew her boy would grow up to become a soldier. She could not, however, have foreseen Erik Bernard enjoying only a very short-lived military career that would be brought to a tragic end by a fatal motor-vehicle accident in New Brunswick on Nov. 27, 2016. However, his name and […]

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Midnight Shine’s New Video Tackles Suicide, Depression Crisis In Far North – Samaritan Mag

November 12, 2018 Northern Ontario rock band Midnight Shine’s new video “I Need Angels” is shining a light on the high rate of depression and suicide in Canada’s Far North. Hailing from Attawapiskat, a remote Indigenous community on the western side of James Bay, Midnight Shine are all too familiar with these crises. In 2016 […]

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Get to know the UVSS advocacy groups and the Native Students Union – The Martlet

November 12, 2018 Working from inside the Student Union Building, there are four advocacy groups — Students of Colour Collective, Feminist Collective/Third Space, UVic Pride, and Society for Students with a Disability — and the Native Students Union at UVic, representing different intersections of students and working to create safe spaces for those students to […]

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Power of the people – Corporate Knights Magazine

November 12, 2018 When the 10 turbines started rotating at the Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm in late 2016, they brought more than just green energy to Ontario’s Oxford County – they brought in revenue. Gunn’s Hill – owned by the Oxford Community Energy Cooperative (OCEC), the Six Nations of the Grand River and developer Prowind […]

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Winnipeg high school football team honours slain player after championship win – CTV News

November 13, 2018 WINNIPEG — A layer of snow covered the field as the St. John’s Tigers fought off the opposition to win a high school football championship and keep a promise for a former quarterback who was murdered. The last time the Tigers played on Investors Group Field in Winnipeg was in 2016 when […]

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Honouring Indigenous voices and history at Humber – Humber Today

November 9, 2018 From the Eastern shores of Turtle Island to the Western end of Ojibwe Gitchi-Gameh (Lake Superior), the migration story of the Anishnaabe people is rich and fascinating. That story is now represented at Humber College’s Lakeshore campus by the installation “The Great Migration,” a series of markers located in the quad and […]

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McGill to provide expanded financial support for Indigenous students – McGill Tribune

November 13, 2018 McGill has partnered with Indspire, a national indigenous-led charity dedicated to investing in the education of indigenous peoples across Canada. According to a McGill Reporter press release on Oct. 15, Indspire’s financial aid will almost double McGill’s current $500,000 investment in bursaries and scholarships for First Nations students. Furthermore, the Government of […]

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In the news today, Nov. 13 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 Four stories in the news for Tuesday, Nov. 13 ___ IN SINGAPORE, TRUDEAU SEEKS MORE TRADE WITH ASIA Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lands in Singapore today, looking for a way to expand trade in southeast Asia. He’ll be attending the East Asia Summit hosted by a bloc of 10 countries […]

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BR Coerced Sterilization Indigenous – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 13, 2018 OTTAWA – Senator Yvonne Boyer is calling on the red chamber to examine nationally the scope of the issue of Indigenous women coerced into sterilization procedures. Boyers says she has heard from Indigenous women in different parts of the country who have experienced this trauma in the […]

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Alta Lubicon Land Deal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 13, 2018 By Bob Weber EDMONTON – Alberta’s Lubicon Lake First Nation expects today to mark the end of a decades-long fight for recognition. But Chief Billy-Joe Laboucan says the real work will begin after the band signs off on its land claim with the province and the federal […]

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