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Before reconciliation, we need to acknowledge the truth – Bowen Island Undercurrent

January 10, 2019 The Canadian government loves talking about reconciliation but is it in a position to do so? On January 7, a heavily-armed RCMP force raided a camp set-up to block TransCanada Corp. (the company changed its name to TC Energy on January 9) from building a natural gas pipeline through unceded Wet’suwet’en territory. […]

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Burden on the taxpayers? Manitoba First Nations pump $9B into province’s economy: study – APTN News

January 10, 2019 Indigenous leadership gathered on an urban reserve in Winnipeg to release a report that challenges the notion that First Nations people in the province are a burden on taxpayers. According to the report Indigenous Contributions to the Manitoba Economy, First Nation peoples added $9.3 billion into the province’s economy in 2016. The […]

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New Vuntut Gwitchin chief and council to be sworn in today – CBC

31-year-old Dana Tizya-Tramm was elected chief of the First Nation in November Jan 11, 2019 Dana Tizya-Tramm will be sworn in today as chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in Old Crow, Yukon. The former councillor and president of Youth of the Peel was elected chief in November. At 31, he is believed to […]

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Trudeau’s ‘less than ideal’ comment doesn’t begin to capture the concerns of Indigenous communities – Toronto Star

Jan. 10, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the arrest of 14 Wet’suwet’en land defenders a “less than ideal situation” this week, adding everyone has the right to protest, as long as they respect the rule of law. Let’s unpack that for a moment. A “less than ideal situation” is missing the sale on three-ply […]

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FSIN indicating Indigenous peoples ready and prepared to take care of children in the social welfare system – 620 CKRM.com

January 11, 2019 The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations want’s the public and the province to know that First Nations communities are prepared to take over the care of children in the Social Welfare system. Earlier this week, just after Premier Scott Moe apologized on behalf of Saskatchewan for the Sixties Scoop, the FSIN called […]

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Indigenous convoy slows Ontario highway traffic in solidarity with B.C. pipeline protest – CBC

Jan 11, 2019 ‘We’re standing strong with our brothers and sisters out west,’ said one participant A convoy of vehicles slowed traffic on a stretch of Canada’s busiest highway Friday morning in Ontario in a show of solidarity with an anti-pipeline protest in British Columbia. Eight westbound vehicles rolled down Highway 401 near Cornwall, Ont., […]

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New year, fresh optimism on Indigenous issues – Net Newsledger

January 11, 2019 The United Nations has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages WINNIPEG – INDIGENOUS – There are around 5,000 Indigenous languages globally, spoken by around four per cent of the world’s population. More than half of them are in danger of disappearing. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is organizing […]

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New Indigenous language app targets ’21st century’ learners – CBC

Jan 11, 2019 It’s a truly modern teaching tool, and the creators of a new app developed in northwestern Ontario hope it will help to carry Indigenous languages into the future. KOBE Learn is an app designed to help young users learn common words and phrases in Ojibway, Cree and Oji-Cree, the traditional languages of […]

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‘There’s still plenty of work to be done’: Trudeau faces more questions on Indigenous rights, pipelines during B.C. visit – Global News

January 10, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated his commitment to developing energy projects that keep environmental and First Nations concerns in mind as he continued his trip to Kamloops, B.C. Thursday. During a visit to the new Industrial Training and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University, Trudeau faced further questions on his government’s response […]

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Reclaiming Indigenous: The culture and the people – BeatRoute Magazine

10th, January 2019 CALGARY – First Nations and Indigenous peoples are behind several works at this year’s High Performance Rodeo, according to the international arts festival’s Indigenous Community Liaison, Chantal Chagnon. Chagnon, a Cree-Ojibwe Métis Artist who creates work through her independent company, Cree8, sees the volume of works being produced by First Nations and […]

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First-Ever Indigenous Peoples March Will Fight Against Injustices Faced Across the Globe – EcoWatch

Raising alarm about human rights violations and the global climate crisis, activists from around the world are traveling to Washington, DC for the first annual Indigenous Peoples March, which will kick off at 8 a.m. local time on Jan. 18 outside the U.S. Department of the Interior’s main building. “It’s wonderful—and needed, now more than […]

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Living-learning communities connect like-minded students in residence – University Affairs

More students are opting to live in theme-based residences. JAN 10 2019 Before she had even applied to Wilfrid Laurier University, Grace Jansen in de Wal heard that she could live in residence on a floor dedicated to history students. The students would be offered special programming from group study sessions to communal cooking, and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201939 Views

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Canadian police block journalists from covering indigenous pipeline protest – NationofChange

“The provincial and federal governments must revoke the permits for this project until the standards of free, prior and informed consent are met.” January 10, 2019 While arresting indigenous pipeline protesters in northern British Columbia, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) recently began prohibiting reporters from covering the demonstrations. In response, the Committee to Protect […]

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McMaster alumni named to Order of Canada – Daily News

January 10, 2019 McMaster is well represented in the most recent appointments to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor. Four Mac alumni have been named members of the Order, after being included in Governor General Julie Payette’s new year’s list. Thomas Dignan, Health Sciences ’81, receives the honor after more than a […]

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Kelly McParland: This is why conflicts with First Nations often seem insoluble – National Post

As in the case of the LNG protests in B.C., how can you reach agreements with a community that can’t agree with itself? It might not seem immediately evident, but it’s possible the confrontation that has been taking place in a remote northern area of British Columbia will prove to be an important moment in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201948 Views

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Former Nats’ejee K’eh treatment centre gets new lease on life as Dene wellness centre – CBC

K’atl’odeeche First Nation to offer wellness retreats, workshops and training programs Jan 10, 2019 The former Nats’ejee K’eh drug and alcohol treatment centre has officially reopened as the Dene Wellness and Development Centre. The building sat vacant since 2013, when the territorial government shut the territory’s last treatment centre down. The K’atl’odeeche First Nation had […]

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Human rights hearing over non-status rights resumes in Ottawa – APTN News

The battle for equality for First Nations children across the country resumed in Ottawa on Wednesday. According to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, Canada is excluding non-status First Nations children living off reserve from Jordan’s Principle and is refusing to provide coverage. Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/01/09/human-rights-hearing-over-non-status-rights-resumes-in-ottawa/

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Small tech firms filling a big need in B.C. – BC Gov

Jan. 10, 2019 KAMLOOPS – New partnerships between government and B.C.’s tech sector are creating innovative software to help solve specific problems for British Columbians. “Smaller technology companies operating in B.C. know that success often depends on an ability to solve problems and develop solutions quickly and efficiently,” said Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services. […]

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It’s a tough file’: Nunavut’s land use plan to get 4th draft – CBC

Jan 10, 2019 Nunavut Planning Commission accepting responses to written comments on draft plan until Jan. 25 The Nunavut Planning Commission says it’s going to start work on the fourth draft of a territory-wide land use plan. It will lay out what parts of the territory are open for exploration and resource development, what areas […]

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Trudeau Called ‘A Liar And A Weak Leader’ At Chaotic BC Town Hall – HuffPost Canada

Indigenous protesters pressed the PM on arrests at a pipeline blockade. KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Indigenous people voiced their anger and frustration with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday at a chaotic town hall in Kamloops, B.C., loudly interrupting him to condemn the arrests of protesters at a pipeline blockade. While Trudeau was answering a question […]

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Nursing student wins recognition as human-rights advocate – UWindsor

It began with a journal. UWindsor nursing students on clinical placements are expected to write about their experiences and turn in their notes to instructors as part of their course work. When fourth-year student Chantal Kayumba wrote about discriminatory comments targeting certain patients and the gutsy way she addressed it, Prof. Brenda McLaughlin took notice. […]

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Montreal outreach worker creates ‘physical Facebook’ to connect city’s homeless – CBC

James Galwey’s photo albums memorialize street people who’ve died, let others see what friends are up to Jan 10, 2019 Ten years ago, Ammisee Papialuk travelled to Montreal from Kuujjuarapik, a village at the mouth of the Great Whale River in Quebec’s Inuit territory of Nunavik. Papialuk had come for medical treatment after breaking her […]

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Why Canadian Law Should be on the Side of the Wet’suwet’en in the Pipeline Confrontation – First People’s Law

January 10, 2019 The standoff between Wet’suwet’en hereditary Chiefs and the RCMP in northern British Columbia is strewn with painful ironies. Below I outline two of them. Irony #1: The Wet’suwet’en Chiefs’ actions are a manifestation of Aboriginal title Under Canadian law, the exclusive occupation of Indigenous lands is both a requirement to prove Aboriginal […]

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Wet’suwet’en protest rally to hit Portage and Main Thursday afternoon – Globalnews.ca

January 10, 2019 Winnipeg’s iconic Portage and Main intersection is likely to be blocked Thursday afternoon by a protest in support of Indigenous pipeline resistance in British Columbia. The Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Rally, Round Dance and Art Build is planned for 4 p.m. at Portage and Main. The event is one of many solidarity rallies across […]

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John Horgan says LNG pipeline meets standard of Indigenous relations – Westerly News

B.C. premier speaks on police action to clear pipeline route Jan. 9, 2019 LNG Canada has met the B.C. government’s standard for proceeding with its liquefied natural gas project and working with Indigenous people along the pipeline route, B.C. Premier John Horgan says. Horgan commented for the first time Wednesday after RCMP officers moved in […]

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Indigenous people pumped $9.3B into Manitoba economy in one year: report – CBC

New report aims to give clearer picture of Indigenous impact on provincial economy Jan 10, 2019 Indigenous people in Manitoba pump billions of dollars to the provincial economy each year, according to a new report that aims to give a clearer picture of the economic impact of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. Total spending […]

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Timmins keen to accept more flood evacuees from Coast – Timmins Press

The City of Timmins may host an expanded number of evacuees from the James Bay Coast in 2019 under a plan presented to council during its meeting Tuesday night. January 9, 2019 The City of Timmins may host an expanded number of evacuees from the James Bay Coast in 2019 under a plan presented to […]

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Judy Wilson’s Message for Canadians: ‘The Land Defenders Are Doing This for Everybody’ – TheTyee.ca

RCMP raids in Wet’suwet’en territory can’t bring justice, reconciliation or a better future, Neskonlith chief says. Chief Judy Wilson of the Neskonlith First Nation, east of Kamloops, is secretary treasurer of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, a community leader, strong opponent of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and an advocate for clean energy. The […]

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Jan. 10: Another oh-so-Canadian pipeline mess. Plus other letters to the editor – The Globe and Mail

Oh-so-Canadian mess Re From Blockade To Showdown (Jan. 9): If the Wet’suwet’en are determined to shoot themselves in the foot by blocking the natural gas pipeline in B.C.’s north, let them. Just make sure they aren’t shooting off everyone else’s toes in the process. Reroute the pipeline, and in so doing honour their wishes and […]

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Ribbon cut on Aurora College’s $10M mine training centre – CBC

Jan 10, 2019 Elected officials attended the grand opening of Aurora College’s Centre for Mine and Industry Training Federal and territorial officials cut the ribbon on a $10.4 million mine training facility at Aurora College on Monday. The Centre for Mine and Industry Training in Fort Smith includes vehicle bays, space for mining equipment, classrooms […]

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Reconciliation will only happen when the rights of First Nations are adhered to – Net Newsledger

January 9, 2019 KIIWETINOONG — Sol Mamakwa, Ontario’s Official Opposition critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, released the following statement: “Reconciliation will only happen when the rights of First Nations are adhered to, respected and not trampled on. The use of militarized RCMP forces to challenge peaceful Wet’suwet’en protestors is uncalled for and unnecessary. The […]

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RCMP, Wet’suwet’en reach tentative deal to let gas company workers through – CBC

Trudeau faces questions about pipelines, Indigenous rights at town hall in B.C. Jan 09, 2019 A tentative agreement has been reached to allow natural gas pipeline company workers to access an area in northern B..C. that had been the focal point of First Nations opposition to a pipeline project in their traditional territory. The pipeline […]

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Indigenous advocates question why non-Indigenous offenders are serving in healing lodges – Globalnews.ca

January 9 2019 Members of Canada’s Indigenous community tell Global News it’s a problem that non-Indigenous offenders are taking up spaces in healing lodges. Abigail Bimman reports. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/4832666/indigenous-advocates-question-why-non-indigenous-offenders-are-serving-in-healing-lodges

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Band councils, hereditary chiefs play distinct governance roles: expert – Thompson Citizen

January 10, 2019 VICTORIA — Canadians are getting a crash course on the differences between non-elected hereditary chiefs and band councils elected by First Nations as RCMP arrests at a blockade in northern British Columbia launched pipeline protests across the country this week. “The question of who represents Indigenous people is a thorny one,” said […]

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Kirkland Lake council reminds province of its campaign pledge to share resource revenue – CBC

PCs pledged between $20 and $30 million in resource revenue for northern communities Jan 10, 2019 Resource revenue sharing was a hot topic for provincial leaders swinging through the north during the Ontario election last spring. The NDP pledged to give all $41 million in annual provincial mining tax revenue to First Nations. The Progressive […]

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United Nations instructs Canada to suspend Site C dam construction over Indigenous rights violations – The Narwhal

The world’s foremost racial discrimination committee says Canada must work with Indigenous communities to find an alternative to the $10.7 billion hydro project in B.C. In a rare rebuke, the United Nations has instructed Canada to suspend construction of the Site C dam on B.C.’s Peace River until the project obtains the “free, prior and […]

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You’re a liar’: Indigenous people voice anger at Trudeau town hall in BC – CityNews Toronto

Jan 10, 2019 Indigenous people voiced their anger and frustration with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday at a chaotic town hall in Kamloops, B.C., loudly interrupting him to condemn the arrests of protesters at a pipeline blockade. While Trudeau was answering a question on accountability for the oil and gas industry, a man who […]

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Coastal GasLink pipeline could face federal regulatory review – CBC

National Energy Board looking at whether proposed project should be under federal jurisdiction Jan 10, 2019 In addition to opposition from the hereditary chiefs of Wet’suwet’en Nation, the proposed Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline faces another battle that TransCanada says could put the project at risk. The National Energy Board (NEB) launched a multi-step process […]

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Garden River First Nations Stands with the Wet’suwet’en – SaultOnline.com

January 9, 2019 Chief Paul Syrette and the Ojibway citizens of the Garden River First Nation join the many Indigenous leaders and friend from across Turtle island to condemn the armed military actions against the Hereditary Wet’suwet’en leadership, citizens and their allies in protecting their traditional land and sovereignty on pipeline development. “The actions of […]

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Trudeau says B.C. protest arrests not ‘ideal,’ but rule of law must be respected – Nanaimo News NOW

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it’s “not an ideal situation” that 14 people were arrested Monday in northwestern British Columbia over a protest against construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. Trudeau made the comment Wednesday on CBC’s radio program Daybreak Kamloops, prior to his visit to the city to attend […]

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Hundreds demonstrate in Peterborough opposing B.C. natural gas pipeline project – Globalnews.ca

January 9, 2019 Peterborough was one of 55 cities across Canada on Tuesday where demonstrations were held to support Wet’suwet’en First Nation in northern B.C., where Indigenous protesters are opposing a natural gas pipeline. In Peterborough, members of area First Nations and supporters gathered in Confederation Park to show support for the First Nation in […]

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B.C. premier speaks to media about arrests at Gidimt’en camp – CBC

Statement comes after 14 people arrested at pipeline blockade in northern B.C. Jan 09, 2019 The premier of B.C. says he’s “confident” there will be a “peaceful resolution” to an ongoing standoff between RCMP and protesters in northern B.C. who are trying to block access to a planned pipeline that would run through their territory. […]

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Indigenous children, people are still waiting for justice and equity – TheSpec.com

The reality of 2019 looks a lot like Canada’s colonial past. Reconciliation is now officially over. To be fair, it was always a slow, meandering, broken-down engine, limping along the track, led by politicians who never quite knew where the train was going. Most Indigenous leaders never use the word “reconciliation” because it is not […]

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‘I don’t know if we’ll come together again’: B.C. chief says pipeline created scar that will take years to heal – APTN News

January 9, 2019 The economic boom promised by a natural gas pipeline is coming at a steep human price for a northern B.C. First Nation. “I’ve had looks that would kill,” said Chief Victor Jim. “I should be dead many times over.” Jim, elected to Witset band council a year ago, said the battle over […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201933 Views

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U of T Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education task force on race and Indigeneity releases final report – U of T News

January 09, 2019 A working group struck by the University of Toronto Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education to examine Indigenous, racial diversity and equity issues has released its final report. The 12-member task force, whose creation was inspired by U of T’s Truth and Reconciliation efforts, oversaw four working groups that examined a broad […]

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Moe’s Sixties Scoop apology is meaningless if there is no change – CBC

Premier made apology Monday in rotunda of Saskatchewan legislature Jan 09, 2019 A quiet sadness visited me in the days leading up to Premier Scott Moe’s apology to Sixties Scoop survivors Monday. I was aware of the absence of my two sisters and my brother, who all live too far away to have joined me […]

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Flood compensation fund for First Nations delayed due to deficient claims – Insurance Business

While a Manitoba court last year approved a $90 million settlement to First Nations residents affected by the 2011 flooding, lawyers representing the affected homeowners are looking to delay the payouts due to alleged deficiency in the residents’ claims. An estimated 7,000 people from four First Nations in Manitoba – Lake St. Martin, Dauphin River, […]

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What does the RCMP raid on Wet’suwet’en territory mean? – Dogwood

Thousands of people across Canada and around the world are watching and sharing updates online as RCMP officers dismantle a pipeline blockade on Wet’suwet’en territory in Northern B.C. Yesterday afternoon, police broke down a wooden gate and arrested several people at the Gidim’ten Checkpoint, a camp on a snowy forest service road along the Morice […]

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Tackling unconscious bias: U of A lectures give students a lesson in Indigenous health – CBC

‘How they’re being treated in hospital is unacceptable’ Jan 09, 2019 Brandon Zhao was volunteering at a nursing station in a northern Ontario reserve last summer when he learned that some of the children there thought they could die from the common cold. “Their younger brother, when he was four years old, passed away due […]

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Sudburians busted in Henvey Inlet as OPP raids of First Nations pot dispensaries continue – Sudbury.com

Three arrested and charged as police seize nearly $200K in cannabis products Three Greater Sudbury men are facing charges as the OPP continue to raid cannabis dispensaries in First Nations communities. On Jan. 4, police raided two dispensaries in Henvey Inlet First Nation, located south of Greater Sudbury, seizing $33,730 worth of cannabis products from […]

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