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Jagmeet Singh takes stance against Kinder Morgan pipeline, unveils climate plan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh is releasing a four-page climate change plan that includes taking a stand against the Kinder Morgan and Energy East pipelines. Singh came under fire from other leadership contenders during a debate last Sunday in St. John’s, N.L., […]

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Blackfoot-based teachings help Alberta women fleeing violence – CBC

Awo Taan Healing Lodge is one of only a handful of Indigenous-based women’s shelters in Canada Jun 19, 2017 A women’s shelter in Calgary that incorporates Blackfoot-based teachings has been working to fight violence against Indigenous women for the last 25 years. The shelter is the only one of its kind in Alberta and one […]

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APTN Investigates Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement – APTN

June 19, 2017 For the past several years the APTN Investigates staff has pondered these questions and sought answers. This week in this space, you’ll see what we found. Come back for new material every day. Check us out here, on APTN National News and on this Friday’s one-hour edition of APTN Investigates. Looking for […]

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NDP leadership hopeful Charlie Angus promises help for indigenous kids – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2017 OTTAWA _ NDP leadership candidate Charlie Angus is promising to find better ways to protect the interests of First Nations, Metis and Inuit children _ including by dismantling the Indigenous Affairs Department. The Ontario MP said he would create a federal ombudsperson for indigenous children, who would have the legal […]

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending June 18th – First People’s Law

June 18, 2017 Here’s our update for the week ending June 18th. In the NewsThe Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is far from a sure thing. Comment: First Nations team up to fight Trans Mountain Trans Mountain pipeline’s necessity questioned as tanker traffic slumps The United Nations is under pressure to take action on cultural appropriation. […]

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Sixties Scoop survivor fears Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett will break her promise

Jun 18, 2017 Canada’s ‘preferred route’ remains out-of-court settlement, Indigenous Affairs spokesperson says A court victory, and a promise from the Indigenous Affairs Minister turned sour this week for Marcia Brown Martel, the lead claimant representing Sixties Scoop survivors in a class action suit in Ontario. In February, an Ontario Superior Court judge found that […]

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Drug Shortage Rationing – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 17, 2017  OTTAWA – A recall of a drug used to treat critically ill patients has prompted some Canadian health authorities to begin rationing it for only the most serious cases. Sodium bicarbonate is used to combat buildup of acid in the blood, in open heart surgery, as an […]

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Drag the Red searchers get grim lesson on finding, identifying bones -CBC

Group of volunteers searches the Red River in Winnipeg for missing, murdered Indigenous women Jun 17, 2017 The rakes and markers are out and the search has begun. Today’s goal: find bones. Drag the Red’s hope is such a find could give closure to a family member with a missing or murdered loved one. It’s […]

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

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2017 TORONTO _ Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: At the table: Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau hosts his provincial and territorial counterparts Monday in Ottawa. Morneau has been trying to forge ahead with the $35-billion infrastructure bank, but questions about financing, governance […]

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Sask First Nation Transparency – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 16, 2017  By Adam Brilz, CJWW REGINA – A woman from the Onion Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan has successfully won a court battle against her reserve over financial transparency. Stick and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation took the First Nation to court in May after she said the Onion […]

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Thunder Bay’s Indigenous guardians volunteer to protect their community – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 16, 2017 A man lies sprawled on his back near the riverbank, his eyes closed, his arms extended at his sides. He appears to be unconscious, just a few metres from the McIntyre River in Thunder Bay. A short distance away, four men in bright orange vests scour the riverbank on foot. They move […]

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Wall the winner in a boring two-way NDP leadership race – Regina Leader-Post

Jun 16, 2017 So far, the big winner in the Saskatchewan NDP’s leadership race appears to be Brad Wall. Notwithstanding his government’s failings in budget and economic management of late, what Brad Wall and his Saskatchewan Party remain remarkably good at it is the political game — especially, defining NDP leaders before they get a […]

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4th staffer leaves MMIWG inquiry commission amid calls for reform – CBC

National Indigenous organizations meeting with inquiry on Thursday to discuss ‘red flags’ Jun 15, 2017 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls lost its fourth staffer this week, CBC News has learned. Chantale Courcy was director of operations until Monday. Director of communications Bernée Bolton confirmed that Courcy is the latest […]

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Trap… and relocate – Columbia Valley Pioneer

By Dean Midyette Pioneer Staff “When the school is on the reserve, the child lives with its parents, who are savages, and though he may learn to read and write, his habits and training mode of thought are Indian. He is simply a savage who can read and write. It has been strongly impressed upon […]

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Amherst hosting National Aboriginal Day events on June 21 – Cumberland News Now

This past week the ‘A’ team has been busy putting up summer hanging baskets to help beautify our town! As a first for Amherst, we have installed a self-watering hanging basket on the corner of Lawrence and Victoria Street that will directly uptake water as needed through the roots from the six litre water reservoir […]

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Ontario won’t say where high needs youth were moved after Thunder Bay, Ont. group homes shut down – CBC

‘These children required specialized care and options were very limited,” First Nations leader says Jun 16, 2017 After conducting unannounced inspections, Ontario has closed three privately-run group homes in Thunder Bay, but it’s not clear where the high risk youth who were staying there have been moved. The homes, run by Johnson Children’s Services, Inc., […]

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Calendar, June 16-17: Aboriginal, reggae, bluegrass, food & film fests – Times Colonist

JUNE 16 Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival. A Celebration of Aboriginal music, dance, food and arts with artist marketplace and Songhees Seafood and Stream Food Truck on site. Today through Sunday, outside at the Royal B.C. Museum, 675 Belleville St. Go to aboriginalbc.com/victoria-aboriginal-festival. Sooke River Bluegrass Festival featuring Riverside Bluegrass Band, Twin Bandit, Clover Point Drifters […]

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Aboriginal radio station coming to Vancouver in summer 2018 – Vancouver Sun

June 15, 2017 Vancouver is getting a new aboriginal radio station next summer. CFNR Terrace has been granted an urban aboriginal radio licence for Vancouver by the CRTC, according to a news release. The new venture, CKUR 106.3 FM, plans to launch in Vancouver in the summer of 2018. CFNR, which stands for Canada’s First […]

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Canadian sports heroes to honour for the country’s 150th birthday – Global News

June 16, 2017 Persistence. Endurance. And the will to triumph over adversity. But adversity, of course, comes in many forms. And many who’ve faced it aren’t always the first who come to mind when listing Canada’s greatest athletes. Tom Longboat was one of the world’s most celebrated athletes prior to the First World War, according […]

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Energy industry warms up to aboriginal equity participation, but window won’t stay open forever – Financial Post

June 16, 2017 Equity participation by aboriginal communities in resource projects is increasingly held up as the key to winning their support. The latest energy industry leader to recognize the benefits is Ian Anderson, president of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd., who in Calgary this week said he’s open to the idea of aboriginal equity participation […]

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Testimony drawing to close at school shooter’s sentencing hearing – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 16, 2017  MEADOW LAKE, Sask. _ After two weeks of testimony, a sentencing hearing is drawing to a close for a teenager who killed four people and injured seven others in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche. The defence is expected to call its last witness to testify today at the […]

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Manitoba First Nation flood evacuees net $90M-settlement – CBC

About 4,000 people from 4 First Nations had to leave communities during 2011 flood Jun 15, 2017 Residents forced out of four flooded-out First Nations will split a $90-million settlement from the Manitoba and federal governments. Two thousand plaintiffs from Lake St. Martin, Little Saskatchewan, Dauphin River and Pinaymootang First Nations will be compensated after […]

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Two vulnerable kids released from care in midst of suicide crisis in Wapekeka First Nation – CBC

18-year-old attempted suicide after being sent home to remote First Nation with no plan of care Jun 15, 2017 A child welfare agency in northern Ontario sent two high risk youth home to Wapekeka First Nation last week, against the community’s wishes. One died by suicide, another attempted it. Jenera Roundsky, 12, died by suicide […]

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Plan outlined for handover of community pastures in Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 15, 2017 REGINA – The Saskatchewan government has outlined a three-year plan to transfer the management of community pastures to local producer groups. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says the groups could include municipalities, environmental agencies or First Nations and will be offered 15-year leases. He says 13 community pastures […]

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Endangered beluga whale rescued from N.B. river, returned to St. Lawrence Estuary – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017  BATHURST, N.B. _ A young beluga whale that lost its way in a northern New Brunswick river has been rescued in a unique and complex operation that saw the endangered marine mammal travel by land, air and sea before being reunited with a pod in its natural habitat. “We put […]

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Victoria mayor floats plan to billet homeless to ease housing crisis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS Victoria’s mayor wants people to open their homes to those sleeping in parks and their cars because they can’t afford or find accommodation. Lisa Helps said residents in the city opened their homes to workers during the Second World War and people should considering […]

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Morneau warns government won’t accept Senate changes to budget bill – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017  By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Finance Minister Bill Morneau issued a veiled warning Thursday that the Trudeau government won’t accept Senate changes to his budget bill _ especially not carving out provisions dealing with creation of the new infrastructure bank. Morneau issued the warning after fielding questions […]

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Alberta premier says opponents should stand down if won’t fight for human rights – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017 By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Premier Rachel Notley is taking aim at Alberta’s two conservative parties over online abuse of an openly gay staffer by saying leaders should either step up to fight for human rights or step aside. Notley says Wildrose Leader Brian Jean’s comments on […]

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Only fair’: McKenna on excluding Saskatchewan, Manitoba from $2B carbon fund – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Manitoba and Saskatchewan have been given until the end of December to sign on to the federal government’s national climate change agreement to avoid losing out on millions of dollars to help cut emissions. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna unveiled details Thursday of […]

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Mi’kmaq outraged over ‘racist’ note at New Brunswick doctor’s office – APTN

June 15, 2017 The sign reads: “ATTN: Native Patients. Please don’t ask for tranquilizers or pain medications.” Maxine Ginnish heard about the sign and went to Dr. Allister Carter’s family practice to see for herself. “My heart broke and I had to get out of there as soon as I could because I burst into […]

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Meet this year’s Dalhousie teaching award winners – Dal News

June 15, 2017 Nearly all of us have some point in our life at which our path forward has been shaped by an inspiring teacher. Each year, Dalhousie celebrates just some of those amazing teachers — be they faculty members, lecturers, grad students and others — with its suite of University-Wide Teaching Awards. In addition […]

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Education minister to pare back board that tackles truancy – Calgary Herald

06.15.2017 Alberta’s education minister is creating a new provincial attendance office and cutting the size of a board he said has been ineffective at improving chronic truancy. Just a quarter of students referred to Alberta’s 118-member attendance board in 2014-15 improved their school attendance, Eggen said Wednesday. The quasi-judicial board, which has powers such as […]

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Young P.E.I. lacrosse players learn indigenous origins behind sport – The Journal Pioneer

MORELL, P.E.I. — P.E.I. lacrosse players got a history lesson recently on Canada’s official summer sport and its roots in the indigenous community. Many were surprised to learn the origins of lacrosse during the “Honouring the Creator’s Game” event held at Morell Soccer Complex, which saw more than 300 attend the opening ceremony. Although the […]

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State of Denial Still Part of Problem in Thunder Bay – NAN Grand Chief – Netnewsledger

14 June 2017 LAKE SEUL FIRST NATION – Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says that officials in Thunder Bay are still in a state of denial over the issues of Indigenous youth going missing in Thunder Bay. The NAN Grand Chief was in Lac Seul First Nation for the Ontario Chiefs Meeting. During […]

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Judge: Redo part of analysis for Dakota Access pipeline – APTN

June 15, 2017 U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said in a 91-page decision that the Corps failed to take into account how a spill might affect “fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice, or the degree to which the pipeline’s effects are likely to be highly controversial.” The judge said the Army must redo its […]

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Inuit organization to run project to engage men, boys on violence – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017 OTTAWA _ An Inuit women’s organization is getting nearly $900,000 in federal funding for a three-year project designed to engage men and boys to help reduce violence against women and girls. The project will be directed at the four regions of Inuit homeland, including the Northwest Territories, Labrador, Quebec and […]

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Indigenous presence powers Atmosphere Gathering – Comox Valley Record

Jun 15th, 2017 Long before there were coal miners and mayday parades in Cumberland, the K’omoks First Nation eked out a good life on eastern Vancouver Island – a place they referred to as ‘the land of plenty.’ Fast-forward a few hundred years, and the Village of Cumberland is now the land of plenty of […]

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First Nations front and centre this Canada Day – Cochrane Eagle

Jun 15, 2017 First Nations traditions and culture will be front and centre at this year’s Canada Day celebrations at Mitford Park, with the largest participation from aboriginal people in the event’s history. Tracy Brooker, the town’s manager of recreation, culture and arts, said Morley’s Twoyoungmen family will erect a teepee at Mitford Park to […]

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Chief says Christmas is target for community centre completion – 101.5FM

The chief of the We’koqma’q First Nation in Inverness Co. says band members will hopefully have a new community centre before the New Year. Their previous community centre, which was built in 1967, was lost in a fire in Dec. 2015. Rod Googoo, the band’s chief, says progress has been slow because workers have been […]

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Wapekeka First Nation mourns suicide of third 12-year-old girl this year – TheStar.com

Members of the northwestern Ontario community had feared more youths would take their lives in the wake of January deaths. June 14, 2017 For the third time this year, an Indigenous community in northwestern Ontario is mourning over the suicide of a 12-year-old girl. Jenera Roundsky was found dead Tuesday at the local hockey rink […]

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Dear Canada, we need to talk. Sincerely, Quebec – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 15, 2017 In responding in a curt and scornful manner recently to the Policy on Quebec Affirmation, Justin Trudeau, in an absurd way, proved its necessity. Without even slackening his pace, the Prime Minister brushed aside a document that has the merit of reminding us, on the eve of the Federation’s 150th anniversary, of […]

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List of ministers named to N.S. Premier Stephen McNeil’s 17 member cabinet – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017  HALIFAX _ The list of ministers named to Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil’s 17-member cabinet: Stephen McNeil _ premier, minister of intergovernmental affairs, aboriginal affairs, regulatory affairs and service effectiveness, military relations, youth. Karen Casey _ deputy premier, minister of finance and treasury board. Keith Colwell _ minister of agriculture, […]

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Kinder Morgan may still offer pipeline ownership to Indigenous groups – CBC

CEO says he tried to strike a deal for an equity stake in the Trans Mountain expansion project Jun 15, 2017 The chief executive of Kinder Morgan Canada said Wednesday he tried behind the scenes to allow Indigenous groups in British Columbia to have an ownership stake in a new multibillion-dollar oil export pipeline, but […]

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Gord Downie, indigenous activist Sylvia Maracle to receive Order of Canada on Monday – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017 OTTAWA _ Gord Downie and indigenous activist Sylvia Maracle will be appointed to the Order of Canada on Monday, while the other members of the Tragically Hip will also receive one of the country’s highest civilian honours at a later date. Maracle will be named an officer of the Order […]

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Calls are up: Nunavut’s capital to get three more police officers – NunatsiaqOnline

Iqaluit city councillors asking for beach area foot patrol this summer June 15, 2017 The city wants to see more of the RCMP, literally—with walking patrols around the beach in summer and more regular attendance at Iqaluit city council meetings. With three new staff members coming soon, increased police presence should be easier, St.-Sgt. Matco […]

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Metis Nation candidates question withholding voter list – StarPhoenix

June 15, 2017 Two presidential candidates in the Metis Nation—Saskatchewan election are questioning why they are not allowed to see the list of people who cast ballots in the May 27 vote. Charlene Lavallee and Wayne Whitford say that’s the only way they can be certain there’s been no repeat of the fraud that caused […]

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Quebec’s tight-knit North pulls together to support Inuit village in wake of slayings – CBC

Nunavik community of Akulivik slowly returns to daily life after 4 violent deaths Jun 15, 2017 There are no roads connecting neighbouring villages across Quebec’s vast northern region, but after word spread of the tragic events that left four dead over the weekend in Akulivik, friends and relatives flew in from all over. Mususie Ainalik, father to one of the […]

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TransCanada plans to spend $2 billion for Nova pipeline expansion – Daily Commercial News

Jun 15, 2017 CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. says it plans to invest $2 billion to expand its Nova natural gas pipeline system, as it looks to transport more of the fuel from prolific western Canadian fields. The Calgary-based company says the proposed expansion is a response to demand from producers operating in the Montney, Duvernay […]

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Made-in-Nunavut curriculum shouldn’t have been phased out, says retired educator – CBC

Shirley Tagalik says many traditional-knowledge-based education materials are no longer used Jun 15, 2017 Nunavut’s focus on test scores runs counter to traditional practices, says a former curriculum designer. Shirley Tagalik spent 10 years as a manager in the territory’s curriculum and schools services division, working “flat out” with her team in Arviat developing made-in-Nunavut […]

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Mahoney: Six Nations not celebrating being Canadian – TheSpec.com

‘Why celebrate? We’re older than that’ Canadians being Canadian (whatever that means), there would not be tons of evidence, on a Google Street scan of the country, that we’re happily bouncing on the diving board of patriotism, readying for a plunge into a major celebration — Canada 150. In the United States, there would be […]

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