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Mi’kmaq Grand Chief’s life celebrated as he is laid to rest – APTN

December 11, 2017 Family, friends, and leaders descended upon We’koqma’q First Nation in Cape Breton from all over Mi’kma’ki and beyond Saturday for the funeral of late Sante’ Mawi’omi Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy. Sylliboy passed away Nov. 30 at the age of 76. His family, members of his community and Mi’kmaq leaders described the chief […]

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Child welfare veterans passionate about finding forever homes for at-risk Saskatchewan children – Regina Leader-Post

In keeping with traditional teachings, Clifford Crane and Christina Tranberg are searching for homes so First Nations children can stay within the family circle. “It’s not a new concept for First Nation people to care for their relatives because traditionally we were always caring for each other and extended family,” Crane said. Employed by the […]

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Column: Racism can’t be tolerated – Lake Cowichan Gazette

Dec. 10, 2017 I was surprised with the level of fear that exists in the Valley when I attended a recent public meeting, hosted by Cowichan Tribes, to draw attention to three missing First Nations men. Some First Nations members who were at the meeting started questioning RCMP Corp. Kerry Howse, head of First Nations […]

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5 Years after Idle No More, founders still speaking out – CBC

CBC talks with Nina Wilson, Jessica Gordon, Sheelah McLean, Sylvia McAdam about movement that changed Canada December 11, 2017 It’s been five years since Idle No More was elevated into the Canadian conscious. Through the work of social media and in particular the hashtag #IdleNoMore, Indigenous peoples we’re able to connect with each other and […]

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Census 2016: Edmonton schools battle to reverse decline in Indigenous language knowledge – Edmonton Journal

Eunice Hunter-Beaver begins her lessons at Ben Calf Robe School with a cheerful “tansi!” December 11, 2017 Eunice Hunter-Beaver begins her lessons at Ben Calf Robe School with a cheerful “tansi!” An instructor at the Edmonton Catholic elementary to junior high school in Montrose, Hunter-Beaver spends about 40 minutes each class teaching Plains Cree to […]

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BC wilderness tourism operators vow to risk arrest to defend their investments – Vancouver Sun

December 11, 2017 CHILKO LAKE — Wilderness tourism operators in the Chilcotin say they are disgusted with the failure of senior governments to defend their financial investments, and vow to risk arrest rather than allow a First Nation to put them out of business. “All of the lodge operators will be operating in 2018, with […]

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Such a tragic event’: Six Nations chief mourns 3-year-old killed in house fire – CBC

Cause of fire being investigated with help from Ontario Fire Marshall Dec 09, 2017 A community is in mourning after a three-year-old boy died in a house fire on a First Nations reserve near Brantford, Ont., on Friday. He was found trapped under a bed inside the home. Six Nations of the Grand River Chief […]

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Norwegian cruise company plans Northwest Passage transit with hybrid vessel – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

In 2019, the MS Roald Amundsen will sail from Alaska to Greenland December 11, 2017 The 250-metre-long Crystal Serenity, the largest passenger vessel to ever transit the Northwest Passage, first in 2016 and again in 2017, will not return to Canadian Arctic waters next year. But there’s a new player on the horizon that promises […]

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YEAR IN BRIEF October 2017 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 11, 2017  OCTOBER 2017 1 – In the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, 58 people were killed – four of them Canadian – and nearly 500 were injured after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino tower. A crowd of 22-thousand […]

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On Haida Gwaii, logging plans expose rift in reconciliation – CBC

‘The pent-up frustration on Haida Gwaii has built up to the place where it’s going to blow out’ Dec 09, 2017 The B.C. government is “pursuing profit over culture and community” by selling logging rights on Haida Gwaii without permission, the president of the Council of the Haida Nation says. Kil tlaats ‘gaa, whose English […]

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YEAR IN BRIEF June 2017 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 11, 2017 1 – President Donald Trump declared he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat global warming and distancing the country from its closest allies abroad. 1 – Former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 50, pleaded guilty to […]

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Sask. First Nations man snags spot to show his art at the Smithsonian Museum – CBC

Kevin McKenzie is one of 10 artists featured in an exhibit in New York Dec 09, 2017 One member of the Cowessess First Nation can now say they’ve been featured in the world’s largest museum and research complex. Kevin McKenzie is one of 10 artists featured in an exhibit at the National Museum of the […]

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YEAR IN BRIEF February 2017 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 11, 2017  JANUARY 2017 1 – An Islamic State terrorist launched an early morning gun attack on a popular Istanbul nightclub hosting a New Year’s Eve party, killing 39 people, including Ontario resident Alaa Al-Muhandis, and wounding nearly 70 others. The assailant escaped but was captured Jan. 16 in […]

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Ottawa says yes to Back River gold mine in western Nunavut – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

December 11, 2017 Project features “some of the most stringent caribou protection measures ever developed,” minister says Canada’s federal government believes the Sabina Gold and Silver Corp.’s controversial Back River gold mine project should go ahead, Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said last week in a letter to the Nunavut Impact Review Board. This clears […]

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Thunder Bay police release video in river death investigation – APTN

December 9, 2017 Thunder Bay police is asking the public to help identify persons of interest in the death investigation of Dylan Moonias. Police have released video surveillance from the area Moonias, 21, was last seen alive on the night of Sept. 21. The video shows several people walking and on bicycles in the area […]

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In heaven smiling down at us’: Mi’kmaq Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy remembered – CBC

Sylliboy died on Nov. 30 surrounded by family and friends in a Cape Breton hospital Dec 09, 2017 As drummers beat their hand drums and sang on the steps of the church, bells pealed out from above under cloudy skies. The mourners were there to say “nmu’ltes” — the Mi’kmaq word for “see you again” […]

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

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 10, 2017 TORONTO _ Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Bombardier investor day: Shareholders will have a chance to question Bombardier executives next week in New York about the company’s plans for 2018 after a turbulent 2017. The company faced heat from Toronto City […]

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Canadian financial companies funding overseas coal plants as feds push phase out – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 11, 2017 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s national pension fund manager is among a group of Canadian companies that are undermining the federal government’s international anti-coal alliance by investing in new coal power plants overseas, an environmental organization says. Friends of the Earth Canada joined with Germany’s Urgewald […]

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B.C.’s Premier John Horgan to announce decision on Site C hydroelectric dam – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 11, 2017 VICTORIA _ British Columbia Premier John Horgan will be giving his government’s decision on the future of the controversial Site C hydroelectric dam this morning. The New Democrat government has been debating whether to continue the construction of the $8.3-billion dam or cancel the work midway through the job. The […]

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau talks pot bucks with provincial counterparts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 11, 2017 OTTAWA _ Finance Minister Bill Morneau can expect a lot of provincial hands reaching for the federal purse strings when he sits down with his counterparts in Ottawa today. The issue of who should get the lion’s share of revenue from legalized cannabis is expected to be a major bone […]

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Fresh questions about reboot of an underground Cape Breton coal mine – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 10, 2017  By Michael MacDonald THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ At the rugged eastern edge of Cape Breton, the twin tunnels of the Donkin mine extend three kilometres under the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of those shafts is a massive coal deposit left untouched for more than three decades _ until […]

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Voters in four federal ridings pick new MP today in byelections – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 11, 2017 OTTAWA _ The Trudeau government will get a chance to test its popularity today with four federal byelections. The most heated race is the British Columbia riding of South Surrey-White Rock where the Liberals are making a concerted effort to steal the seat from the Conservatives. Both Prime Minister Justin […]

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Couillard’s Liberals promise guaranteed minimum income for some Quebecers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 10, 2017 QUEBEC _ Premier Philippe Couillard is promising to create a guaranteed minimum income for certain Quebecers as part of a $3 billion anti-poverty plan. Couillard and Employment Minister Francois Blais presented the government’s five-year anti-poverty strategy in Quebec City on Sunday. The plan would boost the annual income of those […]

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Thousands of veterans waiting as backlog for disability benefits explodes – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 10, 2017 By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The number of veterans waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits has skyrocketed over the last eight months, new figures show, leaving thousands of former military members in limbo. Veterans Affairs Canada says there were about 29,000 applications for […]

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Decolonizing the museum: U of T graduate student looks at ways of honouring Indigenous artifacts – News@UofT

Museums with Indigenous ancestral objects on display should consider how they’re teaching the public about those artifacts and the people who once used them, says Audrey Rochette, a University of Toronto graduate student whose research focuses on museums and colonization. “We’re people that come from a rich history of oratory,” says Rochette (pictured left), a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 201764 Views

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Council of Yukon First Nations hosts training for Gladue report writing – Yukon News

CYFN hopes the training will be ongoing help build a reserve of Gladue writers in the Yukon Organizers of a workshop in Whitehorse that trained participants on writing Gladue reports, which help shape sentencing decisions for Indigenous offenders, are hoping it’s the first step in building a much-needed reserve of Gladue writers in the Yukon. […]

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Who killed Cindy Blazek? 31 years later, her family is still trying to find out – CBC

Brother and sister hope for break in decades-old case of teacher slain on Onion Lake reserve Dec 08, 2017 More than three decades after Cindy Blazek was brutally murdered in her Onion Lake First Nation, Sask., residence, her family still doesn’t have a full picture of what happened to her. Thursday marked 31 years since […]

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Charities of the year: Our annual picks of Canada’s most efficient and accountable charities – National Post

Our annual picks of the most accountable, transparent charities in the country — plus some that could use improvement. An encouraging theme emerged this year while poring through financial statements, scrutinizing annual reports and analyzing tens of thousands of data lines about Canada’s charities: they are doing a noticeably better job of explaining their work […]

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We want to be a healthy community’: BC First Nations youth sing about life on the reservation – Globalnews.ca

“Dream big,” 16-year-old TJ Sochan sings in the opening verse of a new video posted to YouTube late last month. The song, “Where Happiness Dwells,” was written by seven young Indigenous people. It talks about life on the reserve of the Blueberry River First Nations, located north of Fort St. John. The lyrics address some […]

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Charity celebrates impact of five ‘everyday political citizens’ – Toronto Star

App developer, dance troupe founder and an anti-violence crusader among those honoured by Samara Canada. Dec. 7, 2017 A civic engagement “app queen,” the founder of a dance troupe that raises awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and a teenage mental-health advocate who just met with the prime minister’s policy-makers are among the handful […]

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Indigenous planners brainstorm at P.E.I. conference – CBC

Indigenous planners from across the country developing Constructive Community Plans for their First Nations Dec 07, 2017 Before a new form of community planning came to Jesse Hemphill’s First Nation on Vancouver Island in 2008, the area had no hotel. They didn’t need one — they had no businesses. But constructive community plans are long […]

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Vancouver fire crews responded to more than 6,000 overdose calls this year – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 8, 2017  Vancouver firefighters have responded to more than 6,000 overdose calls this year, a 28 per cent increase over last year with a month remaining in 2017. Mayor Gregor Robertson says the numbers highlight the magnitude of the “horrific” opioid crisis that is tearing through the city, province and country. The […]

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Indigenous woman newest member named to oversee police – CBC

Vanessa Ambtman-Smith will join Muslim city councillor Mo Salih as diverse members of the Police Service Board The civilian group that oversees the London police force is welcoming an Indigenous healthcare expert and a Muslim city councillor to the table when it sits for the next time. Vanessa Ambtman-Smith and Mo Salih are the latest […]

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Help for First Nations men abused as kids – Winnipeg Free Press

Initiative to draw on cultural traditions A new program to help heal Indigenous men who endured sexual abuse as children is believed to be the first of its kind in Winnipeg. The program will be run by the John Howard Society, an advocacy group for men who’ve served time or been in conflict with the […]

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First Nations water systems need $3.2B: PBO – NorthBayNipissing.com

OTTAWA — Jane Philpott says the federal government will spend as much money as it takes to end long-term, boil-water advisories in First Nations communities by March 2021. The Indigenous services minister made that vow Thursday after Parliament’s budget watchdog warned that the federal government hasn’t devoted anywhere near enough money to fulfil Prime Minister […]

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National Inuit leader sees potential in Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs split – CBC

Natan Obed says the federal government ‘just didn’t know how to do its own job’ in the past for Inuit Dec 08, 2017 As long as splitting the federal department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada helps improve Inuit lives on the ground, Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, an organization that represents Inuit […]

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UBC Reports – December 7, 2017 – UBC

Smartphone health apps miss some daily activity of users If you use your smartphone to monitor your physical activity, you’re probably more active than it suggests. A new UBC study finds that the iPhone’s built-in pedometer missed about 1,340 steps during a user’s typical day. LATEST NEWS The stock market gets SAD in winter, too […]

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Teaching the next generation – UM Today

December 7, 2017 — Victoria E. McIntosh never thought she’d end up in university, especially in the Faculty of Education. This was due in part to her experience in Residential Schools, where she struggled with the trauma of her experiences. “When I was in [the Residential School], I saw some pretty horrid things that these […]

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Digging in the dirt – history revealed and shared – McGill

Time and again, in my ten years as an archaeologist, I have had people tell me how interesting they find archaeology, or how they wanted to be an archaeologist when they were a child. And yet actual archaeology is often inaccessible to the public, which is why I jumped at the opportunity to work with […]

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After decades of division, those closest to Site C are tired of the fight – CBC

The $8.8 billion northeast B.C. megadam’s fate is expected to be decided in days Dec 08, 2017 In Fort St. John, one thing can be agreed on: people are tired of the fight over Site C. “The conversation is still very divisive in this community,” Mayor Lori Ackerman said from city hall, 15 kilometres from […]

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Nation To Nation: MMIWG Chief Commissioner is asked to resign – APTN

December 8, 2017 The Inquiry dominated the morning session at the Assembly of First Nations special chief’s assembly Thursday. Inquiry Chief Commissioner Marion Buller gave a presentation, noting that more work needs to be done. And how she will initiate a plan to formally ask the federal government for more time and money, at least […]

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Brayden Bushby murder charge in death of Barbara Kentner back in court in early 2018 – CBC

Brayden Bushby originally charged with aggravated assault, charge upgraded after Kentner died in July Dec 08, 2017 The case of a teen accused of killing an Indigenous woman by throwing a trailer hitch at her from a moving car in Thunder Bay, Ont., will be back in court in the city in the new year. […]

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Integrating Indigenous stories into the classroom – UM Today

Integrating Indigenous stories into the classroom December 6, 2017 — University of Manitoba alumnus Andrew George [B.Ed./17] will be the first to tell you that growing up, he wasn’t as connected to his Indigenous roots as he would’ve liked to have been. But now – as a teacher in Steinbach – he’s not only rooted […]

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Bill Waiser Signing, A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 – USask

December 8, 2017 Noted Saskatchewan author Bill Waiser will be signing copies of his book, “A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905”, on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm at McNally Robinson Books, 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK. Read More: https://words.usask.ca/iportal/2017/12/08/bill-waiser-signing-a-world-we-have-lost-saskatchewan-before-1905/

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Communities getting together to provide support for Thunder Bay families in wake of MMIWG hearings – APTN

December 7, 2017 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls wrapped up its hearings in Thunder Bay this week. 50 families spoke their truths – stories of heartbreak and pain. Now communities are getting together to provide the families with a healing tradition. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/12/07/communities-getting-together-to-provide-support-for-thunder-bay-families-in-wake-of-mmiwg-hearings/

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BR MMIW Inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 8, 2017 OTTAWA – An indigenous leader says it is now up to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to act on what to do about the head of the inquiry into missing and murdered women. Sheila North Wilson, the grand chief of an organization representing First Nations in northern Manitoba […]

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10 Things to Know for Today – CP

Source: The Associated Press Dec 8, 2017 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHERE CALIFORNIA’S FLAMES ARE DOING DAMAGE The San Diego area becomes the latest front of the wildfire fight engulfing southern California, burning homes and causing evacuations. 2. TRUMP’S JERUSALEM DECISION SETS OFF […]

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Vancouver’s latest tool for housing the homeless getting rough reception – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 8, 2017  By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Construction has hardly begun at the first of Vancouver’s temporary modular housing projects and already pushback is mounting against the city’s latest strategy to house its homeless. Vancouver was granted an injunction earlier this week from the Supreme Court of British Columbia […]

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Manitoba premier comments on Winnipeg chamber chair’s appearance, high heels – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 8, 2017  WINNIPEG _ Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is taking criticism for making comments about the physical appearance of the woman who chairs the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. As he began giving a state of the province speech Thursday, Pallister spoke about Johanna Hurme, an award-winning architect. “I want to thank Johanna […]

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Leonard George, Tsleil-Waututh elder, actor and community leader, dies – CBC

George, 71, was the son of Chief Dan George and his wife Amy Dec 07, 2017 Leonard George, a beloved leader of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, has died at the age of 71. Born in North Vancouver on Aug. 18, 1946, George was the son of the late Chief Dan George and his wife Amy. Like […]

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