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Grandmother Josephine Mandamin Starts Water Walk – Netnewsledger.com

24 April 2017 THUNDER BAY – Grandmother Josephine Mandamin is once again walking for the water. Starting at Spirit Mountain, Duluth MN, and heading east along the shores of Lake Superior, Josephine will walk from sunrise to sunset. She will carry water in a copper pail the entire journey. Mandamin first began walking for water […]

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Indigenous student advisor wins National Academic Advising Association grant – UM Today

April 24, 2017 — The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) has named Carla Loewen as the recipient of the Region 6 Tribal Advisor Grant. Loewen, who is Cree and from Pukatawagan, Man., is a student advisor at the Indigenous Student Centre and has worked at U of M since 2005. She holds a Bachelor of […]

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Halifax schools could acknowledge aboriginal territory in daily announcements – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 24, 2017  By Alison Auld THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ The morning ritual for Halifax students may soon be expanded beyond the national anthem, to include a daily reminder that their school sits on traditional Mi’kmaq territory. A member of the Halifax Regional School Board is proposing that an acknowledgment be read […]

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GroundWire: April 24, 2017 – Media Co-op

Hands off Syria, Apprehension of Indigenous Children, CRTC hearing of Indigenous Radio Station Applicants This episode of GroundWire was produced on Anishinabe territory in Thunder Bay, ON part of the Robinson Superior Treaty, home of the Fort William First Nation Headlines The Worsening fentanyl Crisis in Vancouver’s downtown Eastside | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah with files from […]

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No arrests following apparent double homicide in Whitehorse – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 24, 2017  WHITEHORSE – Two women have been identified as the victims of an apparent double homicide in Whitehorse. Insp. Archie Thompson, the officer in charge of the Whitehorse RCMP detachment, says the bodies of the women were found last Wednesday as officers were called to a home in […]

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Indigenous Circle of Empowerment wraps up successful year – UM Today

April 24, 2017 — The Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) ended its 2016/17 year with two significant events. In March, the Indigenous student leadership group met with Mayor Brian Bowman at Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge to discuss potential collaboration opportunities and what it means to be a leader. Then earlier this month, in […]

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Giigewigamig Traditional Healing Centre Opens its Doors – Netnewsledger.com

23 April 2017 Pine Falls/Sagkeeng Traditional Territory – On May 8, marking eleven years since a vision of a healing centre was received through a First Nation ceremony, the grand opening for the new Giigewigamig Traditional Healing Centre will take place on site at the Pine Falls Health Complex. Giigewigamig (pronounced Kee-gay-ga-mik) means “place of […]

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First Nations students from remote B.C. community find voice through music – Global News

April 21, 2017 he First Nations youth from one of the most remote communities in B.C. are learning to express themselves through music as part of a collaboration initiative that brings a mobile recording studio and video production team into schools and youth centres in native communities across Canada. Tsay Keh Dene is a small […]

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A dialogue on Indigenous law, song and opera – Queen’s University

April 24, 2017 — Aboriginal Business Education Partners (ABEP) celebrated its largest-ever cohort of graduating students at a special dinner on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Fourteen members of ABEP — a community for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) business students at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business — will join the convocation […]

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Aboriginal University Transition Program on the chopping block at SFU – iNews 880

April 24, 2017 “It’s the only program at SFU that has the capacity to support Indigenous students.” An instructor at SFU’s Aboriginal University Transition Program is speaking out, after learning the university is cancelling the program almost immediately. Natalie Knight says AUTP blends Indigenous ways of knowing with traditional academia, helping prepare students for university. […]

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Halifax schools could acknowledge aboriginal territory in daily announcements – CTV

April 24, 2017 HALIFAX — The morning ritual for Halifax students may soon be expanded beyond the national anthem, to include a daily reminder that their school sits on traditional Mi’kmaq territory. A member of the Halifax Regional School Board is proposing that an acknowledgment be read out as part of morning announcements. Jessica Rose, […]

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Yukon close to expanding role of pharmacists, finally catching up to provinces – CBC

Apr 24, 2017 Under draft regulations, pharmacists could extend prescription refills, substitute generic drugs It may soon be easier for Yukoners to get prescription drug refills, thanks to proposed regulations that would expand the role of pharmacists. Yukon is seeking feedback on draft pharmacist legislation, which gives pharmacists the authority to carry out certain tasks […]

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Building future wealth for First Nations – Canadian Lawyer

April 24, 2017 Howard Morry has been associated with First Nations work since the 1980s in the early days of his career. Often, he was focused on economic development projects and occasionally observing the obstacles First Nations faced in trying to grow their economic base. Over time, as a tax lawyer working with First Nations […]

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Trending: For the week of April 24 – 30 – UM Today

April 24, 2017 —  Welcome to ‘Trending’, where each week we share a few things to watch for on social media. Here’s what we’re talking about this week: Spring has hit campus in full force and we’re loving all the green finally popping up on #umanitoba! How about those beautiful evening skies in our shot of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201735 Views

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School board responds to compelling need for engagement – TimminsToday.com

Board of trustees, senior administrative staff, principals, teachers and support staff complete Indigenous Cultural Competency Training Members of the board of trustees, senior administrative staff, principals, teachers and support staff from the Northeastern Catholic District School Board participated in an Indigenous Cultural Competency Training session on Apr. 19. In alignment with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s […]

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Cannes competition all revved up over First Nation filmmaker and his ’67 Cutlass – APTN

April 21, 2017 A First Nations filmmaker in Vancouver is getting International attention – and approval. Gordon Loverin’s script, “Restoration,” written around his 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass, which happens to be his pride and joy, was selected as one of the top ten finalists in the prestigious Cannes short screenplay competition. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/04/21/cannes-competition-all-revved-up-over-first-nation-filmmaker-and-his-67-cutlass/

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Yukon budget for dummies: Making sense of the numbers, ahead of budget day – CBC

Premier Sandy Silver will introduce his government’s first budget on Thursday April 24, 2017 Yukon’s new government will table its long-awaited first budget this week, and the speculation is intense — it’ll be the territory’s first Liberal budget in 15 years, as the Yukon Party held office from 2002 to 2016. There will be many questions in […]

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Why we need to celebrate each day before and after Earth Day – CFJC Today

There is an interesting realization that sneaks up on you once you spend enough time in nature to be humbled by it: that you know squat about it, other than the very basics, if that, unless you dedicate time to learn about it. It is mindboggling to think that for the most part, our awareness […]

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Prison tour tickets go on sale Monday – The Whig Standard

April 23, 2017 Tickets for Kingston Penitentiary tours will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. and this time visitors have two tours to choose from. In addition to the 90-minute Standard Tour of Canada’s oldest and most notorious maximum security prison for $35, visitors can choose the two-and-a-half-hour Premium Tour for $95. The tours […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201725 Views

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Comment – Three years later, is Canada keeping its Truth and Reconciliation Commission promises? – UAlberta

Amid Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the gap between federal promises to Indigenous peoples and delivery on those promises remains. April 22, 2017 The year 2017 is especially symbolic for Canada. In addition to marking the 150th year of its confederation, it also is the third anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s completion. Two years […]

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New light shed on stories of stolen Sto:lo children – The Globe and Mail

The Fraser River winds through the valley. The lush, forest-covered mountains tower in the background. This is what some Sto:lo boys saw the last time they were at home with their families. In 1858, the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush brought the first influx of non-Indigenous people, or Xwelitem, to the area around Fort Hope, now […]

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MMIW advocate a victim in Whitehorse homicide investigation, family, friends say – CBC

Community members say one of two victims is Wendy Carlick, mother of Angel Carlick, murdered in 2007 Apr 23, 2017 A Whitehorse advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women, whose own daughter was murdered in 2007, is now herself a homicide victim, friends and family tell CBC News. RCMP say 51-year-old Wendy Margaret Carlick, is […]

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Imagine a Canada – 10 Manitoba youth honoured – UM Today

April 19, 2017 —  The Hon. Janice Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, will join the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) at the University of Manitoba on April 19 in celebrating 10 young Manitobans for their submissions to the Imagine a Canada national arts and communications initiative, inviting young Canadians to the forefront of the conversation […]

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ElxnBC – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 24, 2017  VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s election campaign is nearing the halfway mark and the leaders of the province’s main political parties are battling for votes. NDP Leader John Horgan hosted a rally in Vancouver yesterday, telling the crowd that voters have only one choice in the provincial election […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201721 Views

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Necktie campaign raises issue of murdered and missing indigenous men – Global News

The Canadian Association for Equality is urging the federal government to include men and boys in the ongoing inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. To draw attention to this cause, the organization brought its necktie campaign to Montreal on Sunday. Read More: http://globalnews.ca/video/3398654/necktie-campaign-raises-issue-of-murdered-and-missing-indigenous-men/

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Ancient methane ‘burp’ points to climate change 110 million years ago – CBC

Frozen methane hydrates suddenly thawed 110 million years ago during a warming phase Apr 24, 2017 New research suggests a large amount of methane was released in the Arctic Ocean during a period of warming 110 million years ago and the methane “burp” points to the possibility of a similar release in today’s warming conditions. […]

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Saskatchewan move to cut funeral service for poor is dehumanizing: advocate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 23, 2017 By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ By all accounts, Robert had a tough life that included a struggle with addictions, poverty and homelessness. But when he went to Carmichael Outreach in Regina, he knew everybody’s names and took time to learn something about each person. Tyler Gray, who […]

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Affordable home ownership grants available – Daily Herald Tribune

April 23, 2017 Families in Grande Prairie will get a chance to put a down payment on a home with help from the city and the provincial government. The Affordable Home Ownership Assistance Program, a partnership between the city and Alberta Municipal Affairs, will distribute $100,000 to five lucky families. “These ($20,000) grants are for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201718 Views

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Our DNA comes from this region’: Reclaimed land opens up Fraser River to Tsawwassen First Nation – CBC

Parcel of waterfront land is first of 278 hectares Tsawwassen hopes to buy, despite lawsuits Apr 23, 2017 Fisherman Steve Stark peers out at the Fraser River on a cloudy afternoon. The water stretches into the horizon, undisturbed by boats and swimmers. Stark remembers when 20 boats would regularly fish on the river. “Now you’ll […]

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Eskasoni medical student recognized with award – Cape Breton Post

April 23, 2017 SYDNEY — Aaron Prosper is looking to the future with a solid understanding of the past. The 21-year-old Eskasoni man was recently recognized for his dedication to aboriginal education as he was named Dalhousie University’s student councillor of the year, an award bestowed annually on a student who has demonstrated a commitment […]

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N.L. fisherman on hunger strike taken from protest site in ambulance – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 23, 2017 ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ A Newfoundland fisherman was hauled off in an ambulance 11 days into his hunger strike in front of the federal fisheries headquarters in St. John’s. Richard Gillett says he has consumed only water since he set up camp outside the building on April 13 to protest […]

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Saddle Lake dancer lands prestigious role in one of world’s largest powwows – CBC

Apr 23, 2017 Teenager Tia Wood chosen as one of the head dancers at Gathering of Nations in New Mexico A teenager from Saddle Lake First Nation has been chosen as one of the lead dancers for an event considered to be one of the world’s biggest powwows. When she takes the spotlight, 17-year-old Tia […]

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French citizens in Montreal express mixed reactions to early election results – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 23, 2017 By Vicky Fragasso-Marquis THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ French nationals in Montreal expressed mixed reactions on Sunday as preliminary results showed far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron leading in the first round of France’s presidential election. At a French cultural centre in Montreal, both applause and boos […]

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Nova Scotia opposition parties brace for election amid government spending spree – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 23, 2017  By Adina Bresge THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ An election date has not been set, but Nova Scotia’s opposition leaders say their campaigns are in full swing with candidates knocking on doors, holding a rally and raising eyebrows about the Liberal government’s recent spending spree. NDP Leader Gary Burrill said […]

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Fashion designer from northern Ontario starts sewing circle in remote First Nation – CBC

Linda Lundstrom says over 1,100 kg of cargo is on its way to Eabametoong Apr 22, 2017 A new sewing project is being set up in the remote northwestern Ontario community of Eabametoong First Nation, with the help of a Canadian fashion designer. Over 1,100 kilograms of cargo, including industrial sewing machines and fabric, was […]

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Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 23, 2017  By Todd Richmond THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOWLER, Wis. _ At 85, Betty Putnam-Schiel has trouble standing, but she gets along well enough in her home on the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans’ northern Wisconsin reservation thanks to tribal assistants who do everything from shovel her snow to change her lightbulbs. But […]

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Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 23, 2017  By Steve Peoples THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump’s lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions. Bloomberg, who considered a presidential bid after serving three terms as New […]

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Manitoba Liberal leadership candidate says youth on her side – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The first candidate to step forward for the Manitoba Liberal Party leadership launched her bid Friday by arriving at a news conference on a motorcycle and touting her youth as an asset. Cindy Lamoureux, a 25-year-old political rookie first elected to the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201750 Views

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Top court won’t weigh in on case about bidding for federal contracts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A company that argued the fairness and integrity of Canada’s public-procurement process is being compromised has lost its bid to make its case to the country’s top court. In a decision this week, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear an […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201756 Views

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Quebec announces mixed police force to fight sexual exploitation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017 MONTREAL _ Quebec is budgeting $6.4 million over five years to create a special police unit dedicated to fighting sexual exploitation by targeting pimps and johns, the province’s public security minister said Friday. The squad will be composed of 25 investigators from police forces in Quebec cities including Montreal and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201751 Views

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CRIME Sask Child Injured – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 21, 2017  BIG RIVER, Sask. – Two people have been charged in an alleged hit-and-run in Saskatchewan that injured several children, including one seriously. RCMP allege a vehicle failed to stop after colliding with five youth who were walking along a road on the Big River First Nation on […]

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Liberal Leader Christy Clark says U.S. “greed” driving softwood spat – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. _ British Columbia Liberal Leader Christy Clark says the United States lumber industry is “driven by greed,” and she is the candidate who can lead the province to a softwood agreement with American producers. Campaigning in Williams Lake, B.C., at a log home manufacturing business, Clark told […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201746 Views

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BR CRIME Party Beating – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 21, 2017 CALGARY – A man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a Calgary mother who was beaten so badly that her father could not recognize her when he found her body. Isaiah Riel Rider had been charged with second-degree murder in the October 2015 death […]

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Former cabinet minister turned Manitoba judge broke ethics law: commissioner – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  OTTAWA _ Canada’s former public safety minister has had his wrist slapped by the federal ethics commissioner for violating conflict of interest rules. Vic Toews was a Conservative MP from Manitoba and senior minister in Stephen Harper’s government between 2006 and 2013. He is now a judge on the Court […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201738 Views

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Pot taxes will stay low in order to push out pushers, Morneau suggests – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  WASHINGTON _ Here’s some good news for Canadian pot smokers: high taxes will not join the munchies, the pasties and short-term memory loss as unwelcome side effects of smoking up. The Canadian government is hinting it wants to keep pot taxes low. As the feds design tax policy for soon-to-be-legalized […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201736 Views

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Spring 2017 Goozih Dust’lus Print Edition – CSFS

April 19, 2017 The spring 2017 print edition of the CSFS Goozih Dust’lus is here! Check it out and download here to read about Burns Lake Bridging program, Roots of Empathy, addictions recovery camp dates and more! or scroll to the bottom of this page in the “Related Documents” section. The quarterly newsletter will be […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201731 Views

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Action for Indigenous People – U of T Magazine

The university aims to hire more Indigenous faculty and staff, recruit more students The University of Toronto will hire more Indigenous faculty and staff and bolster efforts to recruit Indigenous students as part of what it acknowledges is an “overdue initiative” to expand the university’s Indigenous community. President Meric Gertler and Vice-President and Provost Cheryl […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201732 Views

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Former NHL coach of the year coming to U of S – News.USask

Former National Hockey League coach of the year Ted Nolan will meet with senior leadership, faculty, students and staff at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) later this month. On Monday, April 24, Nolan will spend a full day at the U of S, serving as the keynote speaker in a morning forum with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201735 Views

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Indigenous communities in New Brunswick to benefit from increased snow crab – APTN

April 20, 2017 Mi’kmaq and Maliseet communities in New Brunswick are hoping a bump in their snow crab quotas will help pay for programs that are underfunded by the federal government. The department of Fisheries and Oceans announced April 12 it is using a surplus of crab stocks to ensure Indigenous communities receive an increase […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201733 Views

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Racism and diversity report addressed at Senate meeting – Queen’s Gazette

April 19, 2017 The final report of the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion was the focus of discussion at Tuesday’s Senate meeting, with Principal Daniel Woolf addressing the comprehensive report in detail. “These initial commitments and plans are just the beginning. We are committing the funds and making structural changes to ensure […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201732 Views

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