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Bonavista Biennale Launching Art on the Edge – The Overcast

The inaugural Bonavista Biennale, a multi-venue contemporary visual art exhibition, will launch on August 17that the Ye Matthew Legacy Centre in Bonavista. This year’s exhibition is titled Art on the Edge and features work by 26 local, Canadian, and Indigenous artists displayed in unique sites all over the Bonavista Peninusla. Curators Patricia Grattan and Catherine […]

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Sandy Lake First Nation under threat from forest fires – 570News

Aug 14, 2017 Fire rangers say Sandy Lake First Nation in northwestern Ontario is under threat from forest fires. The first fire started Thursday and continued to spread over the weekend. Rangers say at least six other fires have also ignited in the area in the past three or four days. Aircraft from both Ontario […]

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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

August 13, 2017 In the News A major LNG project on the British Columbia north coast was cancelled. ‘I’m scared for my community’: northerners react to cancellation of Pacific NorthWest LNG megaproject Petronas cancels $11.4-billion LNG project near Prince Rupert Malaysia’s Petronas scraps $11.4-billion LNG project in B.C. Malaysia’s Petronas scraps $11.4-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG […]

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Tribal Journeys 2017 – Gilakasla, Welcome! – TimberWest

Aug 11, 2017 TimberWest was a proud sponsor of the Standing Together Tribal Journeys 2017 event hosted by We Wai Kai Nation & Wei Wai Kum Nation from August 5th to 10th. The event was a tremendous success with hundreds of Canoe Families, guests and visitors partaking in the celebrations. Over the August long weekend, […]

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CMAJ article links hunger in residential schools to Type 2 diabetes, obesity – CBC

‘We need to start looking at hunger in residential schools as a real predictor of long-term health problems’ Aug 13, 2017 Widespread, prolonged hunger that existed in residential schools is a contributing factor in the disproportionate health issues facing many Indigenous people, such as diabetes and obesity, according to an article published Monday in the […]

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Bones Not Part Of Significant Burial Site – Blackburn News

August 14, 2017 It’s been determined that a cranium discovered April 26 at 1552 Colborne Rd. near Lakeshore Rd. was an irregular burial site and not a significant heritage resource. City Deputy Clerk James Jenkins says two additional human bone fragments were determined to be from the skull and were released to Aamjiwnaang First Nation […]

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Maliseet leaders to attend mining ministers conference in St. Andrews – CBC

Leaders opposed to proposed Sisson Brook Mine Aug 14, 2017 Indigenous people who are opposed to the Sisson mine project are teaming up with other advocacy groups to try to sway mining ministers at a national conference this week in St. Andrews. The Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference will gather mining and energy ministers from […]

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NGOs tell UN panel Canada is failing on racism: Paradkar – Thestar.com

Aug. 14, 2017 The Colour of Poverty — Colour of Change and its members are asking the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to recognize how Canada has “failed to comply with its international human rights obligations . . . and domestic human rights laws.” Every day when I read news from […]

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Paddling Together for Reconciliation and Legal Transformation – Slaw.ca

On July 14, 2017, the Government of Canada released a set of Principles Respecting the Government of Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples. These principles are intended to guide an ongoing review of Canada’s laws, policies and operational practices designed: [T]o help ensure the Crown is meeting its constitutional obligations with respect to Aboriginal and treaty […]

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MMIW inquiry may be ignoring definitive numbers – StarPhoenix

Some families of missing and murdered Indigenous women are wondering how the work of the National Inquiry can be measured without consistent statistics about the numbers of victims. Others say how these figures are used — and by whom — is equally important. Repeated requests to the National Inquiry for comment on the subject went […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2017106 Views

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How Renellta Arluk spreads the importance of Indigenous storytelling – CBC

August 14, 2017 Reneltta Arluk is the first Inuit director at the world-renowned Stratford Festival, and now also the director of Indigenous arts at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Arluk has been a creative force in the creation of Indigenous theatre across various regions of Canada and overseas. Her latest play, The Breathing […]

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Councillors taking a look at brownfield redevelopment – 880 CKLQ

Brandon, MB (CKLQ) -Councillors will be discussing new program to encourage and assist the re-development of brownfield properties. Brownfields are former industrial or commercial sites that may be environmentally contaminated. The Brownfield Financial Assistance Program could offer a tax credit for a period of up to 15 years if approved. Meanwhile, a presentation about the […]

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From labour standards to cutting red tape: Canada outlines broad NAFTA goals – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2017  OTTAWA _ Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is laying out some of Canada’s priorities for the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. In a speech today, Freeland shared a half-dozen NAFTA goals _ including stronger labour standards, tougher environmental protection provisions and a reform of the investor-state […]

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Triumph, tears and spirit – Winnipeg Free Press

It’s all over now, this whirlwind that whipped through Winnipeg, this summer storm of youthful Canadian potential. After two weeks of heat and sweat, after tears and triumph and 745 medals, the 2017 Canada Games are over. And in the last act of these Games, their farewell performance, visitors here saw the spirit of Manitoba. […]

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Grand Pré 2017 rekindles relationship between Mi’kmaq, Acadians – CBC

Morley Googoo, regional chief, says the event was just the tip of the iceberg Aug 14, 2017 While organizers of The Grand Pré 2017 event say it was a big success, they’re confident it’s just the beginning of a rekindled relationship between the Francophone and Indigenous people in Nova Scotia. Hundreds of people took to […]

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

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 13, 2017  TORONTO _ Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Sold Below Asking? The Canadian Real Estate Association releases its latest monthly home sales data on Tuesday. Sellers, buyers and industry observers will be anxious to know whether the recent slide in sales is […]

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(New-Arctic) – CP

Source: The Associated Press Aug 14, 2017 New-Arctic, 5th Writethru code:2 Update:(Adds quotes, background. This is part of a series of stories and dispatches from a team of AP journalists who traveled through the Arctic Circle’s fabled Northwest Passage. Their work can be found here: https://www.apnews.com/tag/NewArctic. With AP Photos, Video, Interactive, Graphic. AP Video. Replaces summary.) See […]

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Canada will give some idea of what it wants to see in NAFTA renegotiations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2017 OTTAWA _ Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will give some idea of what Canada’s priorities will be in renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement. She’s going to give a speech in Ottawa this morning just days before Canadian negotiators sit down with their American and Mexican counterparts in […]

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NAFTA talks start this week: Meet the U.S. lead negotiator who praised the deal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2017  By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON _ While the U.S. president trashes NAFTA as a one-sided, job-killing disaster possibly worth scrapping, the man who will lead the American negotiating team when talks start this week is an old proponent of the accord. U.S. chief negotiator John Melle has sung […]

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Prairie Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 14, 2017 (CRIME-Alta-Truck-Assault) One person was dragged by a pickup truck in southern Alberta after the driver allegedly tried to run over a large group of people. Police in Medicine Hat the incident happened early yesterday after a dispute. The victim was dragged only a few feet and suffered […]

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Ontario Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 14, 2017  (Canada-Korean-Pastor) Despite a grim account of his imprisonment, the mood was joyful as a Canadian pastor freed from a North Korean prison addressed the congregation at a Toronto-area church Sunday. During his first public appearance since arriving home, Hyeon Soo Lim described his two years in isolation, […]

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Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals – CP

Source: The Associated Press Aug 14, 2017 By Frank Jordans THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut _ The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise. “The most important piece of clothing to pack is good, sturdy and warm boots. There is going to […]

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Dentistry prof suggests Addison’s disease affected doomed Franklin Expedition – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 13, 2017  By Rob Drinkwater THE CANADIAN PRESS A professor of dentistry and his colleagues have published a theory that seeks to explain why Inuit who encountered members of the doomed Franklin Expedition in the 19th century noticed the men had hard, dry and black mouths. Russell Taichman at the University of […]

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Calgary mayor weighs in on controversial rock and steel sculpture – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 12, 2017 Calgary’s mayor says controversy over a $500,000 public art installation has convinced him the city’s art policy needs to change. Mayor Naheed Nenshi admits he hasn’t personally seen Bowfort Towers, a steel and rock sculpture by New York artist Del Geist, and hasn’t formed a personal opinion […]

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Police Looking For Missing 20-Year Old – Joshua Kitchkeesic – 99.9

August 10, 2017 Thunder Bay police say they’re scouring the city for a missing 20-year old. They need your help to find Joshua Kitchkeesic, who they say has been missing since yesterday. He is described as Indigenous, about 5’10 inches tall, 145lbs with a thin build, brown eyes, black hair. Read More: http://www.magic999.ca/news/506078765/police-looking-missing-20-year-old

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How Canadians can act in the spirit of reconciliation – Ualberta.ca

UAlberta PhD student and postdoctoral fellow list 150 acts of reconciliation that could be incorporated as everyday practices. August 4, 2017 Feeling that Canada 150 festivities were taking away from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, and realizing her resistance towards the sesquicentennial was closing off potential opportunities for conversations around the plight […]

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Ontario aims to boost judicial diversity by inviting applicants to self identify – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 11, 2017  TORONTO _ Ontario is making changes to its judicial applications to try to achieve greater diversity on the provincial bench. The application form is being updated to include an option to self-identify as Indigenous, LGBTQ2+, belonging to a racialized community or other ethnic or cultural group, having a disability, or […]

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Saskatoon Fairview voters to head to polls in September byelection – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 11, 2017 SASKATOON _ Some voters in Saskatoon will be going to the polls to elect a new MLA in September. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall called a byelection for the constituency of Saskatoon Fairview Friday. Wall says voters will go to the polls Sept. 7 so they have an MLA in the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017121 Views

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Sault woman missing – Sault Star

August 10, 2017 A Sault Ste. Marie woman is missing. Phylisha Elliot, 25, was last seen July 31 in the city’s east end, police say. Elliot is Indigenous with a fair complexion and brown eyes. She is five-foot-three and weighs 135 pounds. Anyone with information about Elliot can call Sault Ste. Marie Police Service at […]

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First Nations woman files charges against Mount Polley company – APTN News

August 10, 2017 While the province of British Columbia did not press any charges against the executives of the Mount Polley mine, a First Nations woman pressed ahead and did it herself. Bev Sellers convinced a justice of the peace that executives with the Mount Polley mine company needed to be held accountable for the […]

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Outfitters’ export permits, gaming profits remain issues for First Nations as Wall resigns – StarPhoenix

August 10, 2017 When Bobby Cameron reflected on Premier Brad Wall’s announcement of his plan to leave politics, the chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) looked mainly to the work they didn’t complete together. Cameron’s first recollection, however, was of Wall’s compassionate response to the people of La Loche after the deadly […]

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Bold Eagle grad ceremony blends Canadian Forces, Indigenous traditions – Edmonton Journal

August 11, 2017 CFB Wainwright — Military pomp and powwow mingled on the parade grounds in Wainwright as 100 young Indigenous people and their families celebrated the end of a unique basic training program. On Thursday, the 28th class of the Canadian Forces’ Bold Eagle program graduated at the 3rd Canadian Division Training Centre in […]

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Vaughn Palmer: Multi-pronged attack launched in BC’s pipeline politics – Vancouver Sun

August 11, 2017 VICTORIA — The New Democrats began their promised effort to block the Trans Mountain pipeline twinning on Thursday, launching a multi-pronged attack on the project with full support of their governing partners, the Greens. The plan includes new and revised action in the courts, as well as a more rigorous standard for […]

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This is what solidarity looks like’: Indigenous Peoples to lead Canada Pride – Montreal Gazette

August 10, 2017 Montrealers gearing up for Canada Pride Montreal 2017 might notice a particular trend throughout the inaugural festivities and events. Jean-Sébastien Boudreault, the vice-president of Montreal Pride — which organized Canada Pride 2017 — says there will be heightened focus on Indigenous Peoples and history at this year’s festivities. As an out and […]

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Southwest Ontario groups come together to revitalize old Clear Creek Forest site – Chatham Daily News

August 11, 2017 Getting to the old quarry at Clear Creek Forest is half the challenge. The sand and gravel pit is tucked just off the road along the northernmost part of the nature reserve, off a rarely used gravel road in the rural expanse between Morpeth and Rodney. It’s surrounded by trees and dense […]

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Saskatchewan First Nations Summer/Winter Games renamed after founder Tony Cote – Globalnews.ca

August 11, 2017 The Saskatchewan First Nations Summer/Winter Games will now be known as the Tony Cote First Nations Summer/Winter Games to honour its founder. Tony Cote started the games in 1974. He said that at the time, he noticed that many First Nations youth under 20 were excluded by non-Indigenous sports team and he […]

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Indigenous rights advocate to guide BC in Trans Mountain pipeline challenge – The Globe and Mail

Aug. 10, 2017 In naming Thomas Berger the B.C. government’s outside counsel for legal challenges involving the Trans Mountain pipeline project, Attorney-General David Eby recalled studying Mr. Berger’s work when he himself was a law student. “His history extends all the way back to the Calder decision, which actually established the existence of First Nations […]

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Bold Ventures and Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation sign alliance agreement – Daily Commercial News

Aug 11, 2017 TORONTO — Bold Ventures Inc. and Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation, located near Thunder Bay, Ont., have announced the signing of a Strategic Alliance Agreement intended to identify resource-related economic opportunities. The alliance expects to generate a variety of resource-related projects ranging from base and precious metals to industrial minerals and […]

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Manitoba collaborates with First Nation communities for flood mitigation – Insurance Business

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has announced that the provincial government has plans to collaborate and consult with several First Nations in the Interlake area over the government’s plan to shut off two outlet channels in order to mitigate flood risks. “For nearly a year our government has engaged with Indigenous communities that may be impacted […]

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BC hires native rights lawyer on Kinder Morgan pipeline – North Shore News

August 10, 2017 The B.C. NDP is beginning to deploy its legal strategy to slow or stop the construction of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Environment Minister George Heyman and Attorney General David Eby announced Thursday morning that the province has hired Thomas Berger, a lawyer and former B.C. Supreme Court justice with expertise in […]

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B C Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 11, 2017 (BC-Wildfires) Officials will be deciding this morning whether a widespread ban to accessing the backcountry in the B-C Interior is necessary to help mitigate wildfires. Warm, dry conditions have persisted throughout the province, and forecast thunderstorms could bring more lightning that has already been causing new fires […]

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PM to apologize for residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2017 By Sue Bailey THE CANADIAN PRESS ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize to former students of residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed Thursday that Trudeau will apologize in Labrador. An exact date and location have not been confirmed but an update […]

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(Trans-Mountain) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2017 Trans-Mountain, 5th Writethru Correction code:2 Update:CORRECTS from source. Attorney General David Eby erroneously said in para 18 that the province had already filed their response to Squamish Nation. Eds:Moves Business and National. Guard against duplication. This is a corrected story. In a previous version, the attorney general erroneously said that […]

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Atlantic Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 11, 2017 (Right-Whale-Deaths) The recent plight of right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence will be addressed today in New Brunswick by the federal fisheries and transportation ministers. Dominic LeBlanc and Marc Garneau will be in Pointe-du-Chene where they are expected to announce new temporary measures to prevent […]

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Manitoba parents once again search for teenager missing for nine years – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2017  PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. _ The parents of a missing teenager from Portage la Prairie, Man., say new information has once again prompted them to resume the search for the remains of their daughter nine years after she disappeared. Jennifer Catcheway vanished on her 18th birthday in 2008. In the […]

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B.C. joins legal battles against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2017  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ British Columbia says it will join the legal fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, while warning the company it can’t begin work on public land until it gets final approval from the province. The NDP government has hired former judge Thomas […]

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Alta UCP Callaway – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 10, 2017  CALGARY – The former president and founder of the Wildrose party is running for the leadership of the United Conservative Party, the new amalgamation of the Wildrose and the Conservatives. Jeff Callaway is an investment adviser in Calgary. He says he’s running because the NDP is creating […]

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B.C. considers closing wide swath of backcountry because of wildfire risk – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2017  WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. _ A mix of dry conditions and forecast lightning has officials in British Columbia considering closing access to a vast section of its backcountry to mitigate the wildfire risk. Restrictions on access to all Crown land in the Cariboo fire centre would go into effect at noon […]

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In Brad Wall, private sector had ally whose voice rang louder than most – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2017  By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS With Brad Wall’s departure from politics, the private sector is losing an ally whose voice reverberated louder than most on the public stage. During his 10-year tenure as Saskatchewan’s premier, Wall’s reputation as an advocate of free enterprise grew, whether he was defending the […]

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Manitoba to allow pooled registered pensions for self employed, small businesses – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2017 WINNIPEG _ The province has taken a big step toward offering another retirement savings option to Manitobans. Pooled registered pension plans will soon be available, pending an agreement with Ottawa and other provinces. The plans, which are targeted ntoward small businesses and the self-employed, are already available in Ontario, B.C., […]

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