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Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief disturbed by violent incident in Manitoulin Island – SaultOnline.com

September 19, 2018 Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare is deeply disturbed after learning of the violent incident that occurred at a Manitoulin Secondary School that stemmed from racism. “I am in disbelief that our First Nation students are still the target for racism and violence while attending school in this day and age. […]

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Fort Nelson Dene director named B.C. Land Champion – Sustainable Biz Canada

Fort Nelson First Nation director Lana Lowe, who “has made enormous contributions to manage and protect water, land, and wildlife habitat,” will receive the 2018 Land Champion Award from The Real Estate Foundation of B.C. The award recognizes a person who has made a significant impact on land use, conservation, and/or real estate practices in […]

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The future of food is ready for harvest – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2018  By Charles Z. Levkoe, Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Food Systems, Lakehead 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: Charles Z. Levkoe, […]

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Commission finds deficiencies in Amber Tuccaro disappearance case – CityNews Toronto

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Nominations open again for Toronto election after province’s legal victory – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2018  TORONTO _ Nominations are once again open for candidates wishing to take part in the Toronto municipal election that’s been at the centre of a provincial political storm. Premier Doug Ford’s decision to slash the size of the city’s council from 47 to 25 seats in the middle of the […]

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Destiny Seymour Honoured at Indigenous Homecoming – UM Today

September 20, 2018 — To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge as part of Indigenous Homecoming @UMIndigenous has been sharing inspirational people who have contributed to the Migizii Agamik community. One of the 10 featured people is Destiny Seymour, a Faculty of Architecture Alumni. Destiny completed her degree in Interior […]

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Earth Run in the Rouge and Indigenous Arts Celebration – Toronto.com

Art and music from several of the First Nation communities will be featured Sep 18, 2018 Rouge National Urban Park has a rich and diverse natural, cultural and agricultural history. It is home to more than 10,000 years of human history including some of Canada’s oldest known Indigenous sites. In collaboration with Rouge National Urban […]

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Freeland brings optimism, resolve to table as NAFTA talks resume in Washington – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2018  WASHINGTON _ Chrystia Freeland and her U.S. trade counterpart are back at the NAFTA negotiating table today as time marches on towards a congressional deadline for a three-way deal before the end of the month. But the foreign affairs minister insists she’s not watching the clock. Rather, she says Canada’s […]

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First Nation poverty has historical context – Battlefords News-Optimist

September 19, 2018 Generational poverty among First Nation people is explained by historical context, trustee Richard Hiebert wrote in a presentation featured at the Sept. 14 Living Sky School Division board meeting. “First Nation people were systematically disenfranchised, dispossessed and relegated to the margins of society.” Treaties According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, historically, “Aboriginal economies […]

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Andrew Scheer tells Trudeau to invite Energy East ‘back to the table’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2018  By Janice Dickson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says if the Liberal government is serious about developing the energy sector and getting oil resources to market, it will re-engage in discussions with TransCanada about the abandoned Energy East pipeline project. In a heated exchange between Scheer […]

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U.S. procurement demand on Canada, Mexico fading from NAFTA: sources – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2018 By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The United States has backed away from its contentious demands for lucrative procurement projects in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, The Canadian Press has learned. Mexico and Canada are both quietly taking credit for standing firm against the […]

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Coalition candidates rally behind leader ahead of final Quebec debate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2018 By Sidhartha Banerjee THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ With Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault on the sidelines ahead of Thursday’s crucial final debate, it was left to a collection of prominent candidates to rally behind him Wednesday. Legault has been under fire in recent days over his party’s immigration […]

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Why so many students in the north aren’t going to college or university – TVO

A recent study found that young people in northern Ontario are much less likely to pursue post-secondary education than their southern peers. Here’s why Sep 14, 2018 SUDBURY — Paige Genier recently wrapped up a summer job as a lifeguard, and she’s now taking the next plunge in life. In late August, the 18-year-old moved […]

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A message from Lynn Lavallée, vice-provost (Indigenous engagement) – UM Today

Looking to the year ahead and reflections on her first year as Vice-Provost (Indigenous engagement) September 19, 2018 — What are you doing on Sept. 20? I’d like to invite you to the first talk of a new Indigenous scholars speaker series that will be held at the U of M. Dr. Barry Lavallee will […]

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New Kehewin water treatment system to end drinking water advisory by 2020 – Journal of Commerce

September 19, 2018 KEHEWIN CREE NATION, ALTA. — Located approximately 31 kilometres southwest of Bonnyville, Alta., the community of Kehewin Cree Nation, which has been under a boil-water advisory for over 11 years, is in the process of building a new water treatment system with a goal to have the advisory lifted by 2020. Designed […]

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RCMP Arrest Drug Traffickers Alleged to be Supplying Northern Communities – NetNewsLedger

KINGSTON – Between September 17th and 18th, 2018 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP) Serious and Organized Crime (SOC) team arrested three drug traffickers who had been supplying prescription opiates to northern Ontario communities. “The RCMP combats criminal elements that exploit and take advantage of the remote geography of some Indigenous communities. This investigation shows […]

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Build the Indigenous economy to address poverty – Policy Options

September 19, 2018 In its past three budgets, the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made important investments to help address the critical needs facing Indigenous communities and families. These investments are laudable and long overdue, and they will go a significant way toward ensuring that Indigenous people have better housing, child and family […]

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Ajax proclaims Sept. 30 Orange Shirt Day – Durhamregion.com

AJAX — Orange Shirt Day has once again be proclaimed in the town. It’s on Sunday, Sept. 30 and it’s a chance to observe and acknowledge the “strength and resilience of residential school survivors.” Jessica Schafer, Youth Hub Collaborative director with the town’s recreation, culture and community development department, said, “The town recognizes the need […]

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Manitoba should focus more on prevention to reduce kids in care: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2018 WINNIPEG _ The Manitoba government is being urged to reduce the number of kids in child welfare by focusing more on supporting parents who struggle with poverty, addiction or housing issues. A committee appointed by the province last year says the government should stop the birth-alert system, which leads to […]

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Residential School and Reconciliation: Canada Confront its History – Ottawa Life Magazine

September 19, 2018 Since the 1980s, successive Canadian institutions, including the federal government and Christian churches, have attempted to grapple with the malignant legacy of residential schooling, including official apologies, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). In Residential Schools and Reconciliation, award-winning […]

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ACFN, Teck sign agreement on Frontier oilsands project – Fort McMurray Today

September 18, 2018 The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation has signed an agreement with Teck Resources regarding the proposed Frontier oilsands project. The partnership ends several years of opposition the First Nation had towards the project. “Now we have a system in place that protects ACFN’s interest and allows Teck to move forward, as long as […]

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Fort William First Nation plans aftercare centre, safe house as part of drug strategy – CBC

Community seeking funding for action plan against drugs Sep 19, 2018 Fort William First Nation (FWFN) officials are hoping to see the ideas in the community action plan against drugs start to become reality in the coming months. “We see our loved ones succumbing to the addictions, ultimately dying because of the addictions,” FWFN CEO […]

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New Brunswick Tories say carbon tax would have big impact on fishing industry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2018 GRAND MANAN, N.B. _ New Brunswick’s Progressive Conservative leader says few sectors will feel the proposed carbon tax more than the fishing industry, and the tax must be stopped. Blaine Higgs made the announcement on Grand Manan Island, where much of the economy is dependent on lobster fishing. He says […]

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Young people need us to act on climate change, McKenna tells G7 ministers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2018 By Michael Tutton THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ Canada’s environment minister opened a meeting of her G7 counterparts with a call for action on climate change, even as prominent environmentalist David Suzuki reportedly called for her resignation over Ottawa’s support of fossil fuels. Catherine McKenna led off the three-day Halifax […]

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Toronto election proceeding with 25 wards after court sides with province – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2018  By Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Ontario’s top court has sided with the provincial government in a legal battle over the size of Toronto’s council, firmly establishing a reduced 25-ward electoral map for the city’s looming municipal vote. In suspending what it called a “dubious” lower court ruling […]

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Wet weather means all types of burning, forest use, OK in two B.C. fire centres – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2018 KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ All restrictions on fires or forest use are being lifted in two of British Columbia’s six fire centres for the first time since early summer. The Ministry of Forests says open burning prohibitions will be rescinded Wednesday in the Coastal and Kamloops fire centres. Campfires, open fires […]

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Trudeau says Canada wants to see ‘movement’ before signing revised NAFTA deal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2018  By James McCarten THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled today that Canada wants more from its negotiating partners before signing on to a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement. “We’ve been very clear that we’re interested in what could be a good deal for Canada, but […]

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Mining, energy projects near Indigenous communities undermine womens’ safety, experts tell MMIWG inquiry – CBC

Big pay cheques and fly-in, fly-out workforce are ‘a bad mixture for women and girls,’ commissioners learn Sep 18, 2018 Energy and mining projects in remote parts of Canada jeopardize the safety of Indigenous women and their families living there, human rights workers testified Tuesday at Quebec City hearings of the national inquiry into missing […]

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Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay use digital storytelling to tackle local issues – Global News

September 19, 2018 Global News is a media partner with Journalists for Human Rights and, as part of that partnership, is proud to provide a platform for updates on JHR programs. Tyarra Goodman is a student from Sandy Lake First Nation studying at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. She was one of 16 Thunder Bay […]

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TIFF Review: ‘The Grizzlies’ – The Reel Roundup

The Grizzlies is a heartbreaking and inspirational story about the power of community and hope that tells the true story of a group of Inuit teenagers who helped turn things around in their struggling Arctic community of Kugluktuck, Nunavut, thanks to lacrosse and a passionate teacher. Directed by Miranda de Pencier, the film is breathtakingly […]

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We’ll survive’: Residents of Lower Post, B.C. clean up after wildfires – CBC

Community’s evacuation order was lifted Sept. 7, two weeks after it was issued Sep 18, 2018 More than a week after returning to their community, residents of Lower Post, B.C., are still busy cleaning up and taking stock of the damage from wildfires this summer. They’re also watching as small fires continue to flare up […]

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Documentary challenges outdoor sports enthusiasts to reflect on their relationship to the land – CBC

The Radicals takes its audience beyond the slopes and beaches, into First Nations communities Sep 19, 2018 A new documentary is challenging outdoor sports enthusiasts to look at the landscapes they visit in a different way — through stories from several First Nations communities in B.C. working to protect or repair their territory from the […]

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Tanya Talaga – CBC Massey Lectures “All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward.” – NetNewsLedger

19 September 2018 THUNDER BAY – Prize-winning journalist Tanya Talaga (Seven Fallen Feathers) explores the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples — in Canada and elsewhere —in her 2018 CBC Massey Lectures “All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward.” Tanya Talaga’s Massey Lectures are based on her reporting as the 2017-2018 Atkinson Fellow in […]

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TON says a Framework for Northern Prosperity is now Set – My Timmins Now

Sep. 18th, 2018 Northern communities are working together to create a Statement of Common Purpose and Framework Accord. The Town of Cochrane hosted a three-day summit aimed at bringing prosperity to the region by engaging community, municipal, Indigenous and government leaders in grassroots discussions. The Transforming Ontario’s North summit says over 87 per cent of […]

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College of Pharmacy launches broad-based review of cultural safety – UM Today

September 19, 2018 — As an Indigenous woman, Sarah Olson knows from personal experience that engaging with the health care system can get complicated, especially when she presents her treaty card at the pharmacy or dentist’s office. “It hurts to be talked down to or treated differently based on my culture,” said Olson, who says […]

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Virtual reality experience takes Toronto back to ‘Indigenous roots.’ – Global News

A new project produced by the National Film Board of Canada is making waves with Torontonians because it shows what their city would be like if it were reclaimed by nature. The artist behind it says it’s about combining urban environment with Indigenous culture. Kamil Karamali has more. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/4464204/virtual-reality-experience-takes-toronto-back-to-indigenous-roots/

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Tensions Over Indigenous Land Use on Churchill River Highlighted at Muskrat Falls Inquiry – VOCM

Testimony surrounding Indigenous use of the land surrounding the Churchill River in Labrador took an unusual turn at the Muskrat Falls Inquiry yesterday. Indigenous groups were asked to outline their historic connections to the region. Innu Nation lawyer Senwung Luk told Commissioner Richard LeBlanc that the Innu do not recognize the NunatuKavut Community Council as […]

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Celebrity sweat equity in Welland – Newstalk 610 CKTB

The Habitat build in Welland has received some celebrity sweat equity. TV personality Scott McGillivray helped build homes yesterday, alongside Women Build volunteers, Indigenous students and future Habitat homeowners. The Habitat for Humanity Canada ambassador was at the Afton Ave. multi-home project with six lucky volunteers who won a contest to build alongside the HGTV […]

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Indigenous meme creators point out harsh truths with dark humour – CBC

‘We’re making our own jokes and I feel like it lessens the blow a bit,’ says Taran Kootenhayoo Sep 19, 2018 There are few things that can get a point across as quickly as an internet meme. For their Indigenous creators, memes offer a chance to weigh in on Canadian society by using humour, education […]

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Former NHLer’s donation to go to bursaries for women – 980 CJME

September 19, 2018 On Tuesday, former NHL player and coach, Ted Nolan, gave a large cheque to the First Nations University of Canada (FNUC) and said he would not be the man he is if it weren’t for his mother. His foundation has given $75,000 to the university to be used for bursaries for Indigenous […]

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In the news today, Sept. 19 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2018  Five stories in the news for Wednesday, Sept. 19 ___ NAFTA TALKS RESUME AS DEADLINE LOOMS Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington _ and back in search of a way to bridge the divide that’s keeping Canada out of a new North American free trade pact. Freeland […]

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Live: Incarceration of Indigenous women in Canada next on MMIWG’s agenda – CBC

Federal inquiry holding 5 days of hearings in Quebec City Sep 19, 2018 Groups who work with Indigenous women inside the country’s prisons and in the justice system will testify today in Quebec City. The third day of hearings of the federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls opens at 8:30 a.m. […]

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Indigenous leaders describe ties to Churchill River at Muskrat Falls inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 18, 2018 HAPPY VALLEY GOOSE BAY, N.L. _ Indigenous leaders testifying at the Muskrat Falls inquiry in Happy Valley-Goose Bay today are sharing their historical connection to the Churchill River, where the massive Labrador dam will eventually harness power. Carl McLean, speaking on behalf of the Nunatsiavut government, opened the day’s proceedings […]

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Quebec police suspect arson in fire that gutted Kuujjuaq youth protection office – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 18, 2018  KUUJJUAQ, Que. _ Police suspect arson in a fire that gutted the youth protection offices in the northern Quebec community of Kuujjuaq. Provincial police say the fire broke out in a building housing the administrative offices of the agency at 9 p.m. Sunday evening. Sgt. Louis-Philippe Bibeau says no arrests […]

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A dialogue spanning time and tradition – Dal News

September 18, 2018 Dal alum and Polaris Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher forges powerful new music from archival recordings of Indigenous folk songs Editor’s note: This article was originally published in May 2018. It has been re-published and updated with the news that Jeremy Dutcher is the 2018 winner of Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize. The […]

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Vancouver park board passes motion to learn Indigenous place names – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 18, 2018  VANCOUVER _ The Vancouver Park Board has passed a motion to learn the traditional Indigenous names for the lands it administers, including areas within Stanley Park and the many beaches lining the Fraser River, English Bay and Burrard Inlet. Board chair and Green party member Stuart Mackinnon introduced the motion […]

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Trans-Mountain – Audio Clip P01 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Sep 18, 2018  01 – (Trans-Mountain) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/09/18/cp201809180109-1.mp3 OTTAWA. x–18s. The federal Liberals are shopping around for a retired federal judge to help guide a renewed consultation with Indigenous communities on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. On his way into a cabinet meeting this morning in Ottawa Prime Minister Justin […]

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I go there to be happy,’ Inuit leader says of Churchill River district – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 18, 2018  HAPPY VALLEY GOOSE BAY, N.L. _ Indigenous leaders shared their personal and historical connection to the Churchill River district Tuesday, at an inquiry into the Labrador megaproject that will harness power from an area that provides them with food, transportation _ and great comfort. “I go there as often as […]

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Ontario’s anti-racism directorate cuts a step backwards, NDP’s Lindo says – CBC

‘There is no place in the Province of Ontario for racism,’ Minister Tibollo says Sep 18, 2018 Cuts by the current Ontario government to the anti-racism directorate is sending the message racialized and Indigenous people in the province don’t matter, says NDP anti-racism critic Laura Mae Lindo. Lindo said experts have been told they’re no […]

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New State of the Art Building Expands Stewardship Efforts in Klemtu – Coast Funds

September 17, 2018 The Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation is expanding its stewardship operations in the Great Bear Rainforest with the grand opening of a new stewardship office and accommodations in Klemtu. The two buildings, provide office space for the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Stewardship Authority as well as accommodation for its staff, scientists and researchers, and other contractors employed in […]

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