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Satirical magazine to alter ‘racist’ cartoon amid call for boycott – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2017 By Michael Tutton THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ A cartoon in a satirical magazine that depicts a black poet and activist with a jutting chin and sloping forehead is being modified after critics who call it racist launched campaigns to remove the magazine from stores. Andrew Douglas, the managing editor […]

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Toronto District School Board to remove ‘chief’ from all job titles – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2017 TORONTO _ Canada’s largest school board says it is phasing out the word “chief” from senior staff’s job titles out of respect for Indigenous peoples. The Toronto District School Board says it has been working on removing the term from job titles for a few years, and is close to […]

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Saskatchewan teacher mistakenly hands out offensive Thanksgiving puzzle – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2017  MOOSE JAW, Sask. _ A school division in southern Saskatchewan is apologizing after a handout with offensive words was mistakenly given to students. Prairie South Schools says a Thanksgiving handout supplied to a Grade 3 class in Moose Jaw had a word search puzzle in the shape of a teepee. […]

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Chevron Ecuador Cda – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 11, 2017  TORONTO – A lawyer for Ecuadorian villagers says oil behemoth Chevron needs no protection from potential legal costs. He is telling Ontario’s top court that ordering the Indigenous villagers to come up with cash before they can appeal an earlier ruling presents them with a huge barrier […]

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Letter: Support First Nations Children By Signing The I Am a Witness Campaign – The Link

A Message From First Peoples Studies Students Dear Concordia Staff and Students, We, a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous concerned students, are calling upon fellow members of the Concordia community to join the I Am a Witness campaign of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. The campaign asks people to bear […]

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Fine words need to be matched by action on Indigenous issues: Ken Coates for Inside Policy – MLI

Oct. 5, 2017 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a rousing and warmly received speech at the United Nations on September 22. The talk was a tad self-congratulatory, but it was perhaps the most powerful mea culpa in Canadian diplomatic history. The Prime Minister laid out, quite graphically, the nation’s responsibility for the social, cultural and […]

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From one Green Party leader to another, May helps Schreiner open campaign office (8 photos) – GuelphToday

Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, predicts Guelph will go Green in 2018 At the opening of his campaign office Tuesday, the local Green Party of Ontario candidate, who also happens to be the party leader, told supporters he wants to be one of a number of Green MPPs elected during the […]

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Scholarship brings rural Métis student one step closer to running business – UM Today

October 10, 2017 — Your grandma’s kitchen isn’t a typical place to hold an interview. But when a snowstorm stopped Riley Chartrand from attending the final selection round for the BMO Financial Group Indigenous Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships, that’s exactly where he found himself. “I had to do my final interview over Skype,” he laughs. […]

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South Shore school board updates policy in response to racially charged incidents – CBC

‘We’re definitely having more conversation about race,’ says race relations co-ordinator Oct 11, 2017 A school board on Nova Scotia’s South Shore that dealt with racially charged incidents involving a noose and a Confederate flag says it has made changes to better respond to similar incidents in the future. The South Shore Regional School Board […]

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Metis Sixties Scoop survivors left out of settlement payment – StarPhoenix

October 11, 2017 A Sixties Scoop expert who included her own childhood in 14 foster homes in her doctoral thesis is among the Metis survivors who have been left out of the federal government’s compensation announcement. “I was sick to my stomach,” Dr. Jacqueline Maurice said of learning that only Treaty First Nations people and […]

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Prominent speakers at LBN event – Burns Lake District News

Oct 11th, 2017 Lake Babine Nation (LBN) held its nineteenth annual general assembly at the Margaret Patrick Memorial Centre last week. Speakers included Chief Clarence Louie, who’s known from taking the Osoyoos Indian Band from poverty to prosperity, and Grand Chief Edward John, who has dedicated his life to the pursuit of social and economic […]

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Indigenous history in the South – Lethbridge Herald

October 11, 2017. The history of southern Alberta begins long before the traders, coal miners and settlers of Lethbridge. The rich history of the Blackfoot Peoples goes back for many years. The Niitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy) is made up of four separate nations: the Kainai, Piikani, Siksika and the Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet in Montana). Their traditional […]

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Brian Francis: A balanced judiciary is critical – The Guardian

Long past time when perspective of Indigenous Mi’kmaq finally available to P.E.I. courts I write further to John W.A. Curtis’ letter in relation to the Supreme Court of P.E.I. in which he questions political patronage appointments. While there is merit to that point of view, there is another aspect, which must be considered – a […]

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Manitoba First Nations School System Makes Public Debut – 730 CKDM

11 October 2017 A new school system operated exclusively by First Nations will make its public debut today. Sgt. Tommy Prince School on the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation will be the site of the official grand opening of the Manitoba First Nations School System Hailed as a historic agreement when it was announced last December, the […]

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Indigenous communities embracing clean energy, creating thousands of jobs – CBC

National survey shows Indigenous clean energy a money maker Oct 11, 2017 An increasing number of Indigenous communities are becoming partners in renewable energy projects in Canada and creating thousands of jobs as they do it. A new national survey shows nearly one fifth of the country’s power is provided by facilities fully or partly […]

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Heroes recognized at Government House in Regina – 20 CKRM

October 11, 2017 Clark Whitecalf is receiving more recognition for his bravery on the night of August 31st, 2015. That night he went into a burning building multiple times attempting to save an 18 year-old girl who was inside. Whitecalf and his wife were teaching their daughter to drive on the Sweetgrass First Nation near […]

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Fatality inquiry into Serenity’s death stalled by court proceedings – Calgary Herald

October 10, 2017 Alberta’s justice minister says a fatality inquiry into the death of a four-year-old Indigenous girl — who was removed from life support in 2014 after arriving in hospital with catastrophic head injuries — won’t proceed while there are active court proceedings related to the case. “You want to avoid a situation where […]

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Hunters still oppose winter sealift and railway for Mary River mine near Pond Inlet, Nunavut – CBC

Inuit association wants a public hearing on the amendment in Pond Inlet Oct 11, 2017 For several years, Baffinland Iron Mines has been trying to get permission for a railway and an extended shipping season for its Mary River mine — it’s still trying and hunters in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, are still opposed. The mining […]

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First Nations water money flows – The Chronicle Journal

Oct 11, 2017 First Nations lacking clean water and wastewater infrastructure is a national tragedy and embarrassment to the country said Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu during a funding announcement on Tuesday. Hajdu added in her address that developing access to clean and reliable drinking water is a key component to reconciliation. A committment […]

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Help aboriginal children to open up about their emotions – The Siver Times

Pierre-Paul Biron Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 00:01 UPDATE Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 00:01 Look at this article The Fondation Jasmin Roy took advantage today of a symposium on student retention among First Nations to launch a new tool aimed to facilitate learning social and emotional in aboriginal children. For a ” literacy of feelings and […]

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Number of women in federal prisons is up, and advocates think they know why – CBC

Community services lag and more women turning to crime, according to Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies Oct 11, 2017 The number of women in federal prisons has jumped significantly in Canada in the last decade, and advocates say that’s evidence of what happens when community support programs are cut. There are 37 per cent more […]

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Women’s advocates, defence counsel call for transparency from judiciary on sexual assault law training for judges – The Lawyer’s Daily

October 11, 2017 Defence counsel and women’s advocates are both calling on Canada’s judicial leaders to disclose details of how the judicial branch educates its members to handle sexual assault prosecutions. As part of her study in the Senate of Bill C-337 (the proposed Judicial Accountability through Sexual Assault Law Training Act) that was unanimously […]

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Reserves gripped by poverty: census – Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA — Almost all First Nation reserves in Manitoba have median incomes that fall below the poverty line, according to 2016 census data tabulated by The Canadian Press. The news agency compiled census figures for areas identified as Indigenous communities, and found about 81 per cent of reserves across Canada had median incomes below the […]

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A Housing Champion and Team Leader – The Tyee

Remembering Don McBain, a visionary Indigenous housing advocate who helped thousands find homes. The same week this past September when Don McBain passed away after a brief battle with cancer, construction started on the 20-unit transitional housing program in Sioux Lookout, Ont. that McBain had spent a year working to get off the ground. With […]

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Race for Island Senate seat is on – Peicanada.com

The race to win a coveted and cushy seat in the Canadian Senate is on and while it’s billed as an opportunity for all to apply, it will come down to the opinion of two or three to decide who PEI’s next Senator will be. Prime Minister Trudeau made changing composition of the Senate a […]

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City spends $15M on land – Lethbridge Herald

October 10, 2017 Lethbridge City Council spent nearly $15 million on westside land bank purchases during its final council meeting on Tuesday. In two different motions, council voted to pay College Farms Ltd. $14.8 million for two land packages. The first motion included a $5.2-million purchase of 80 acres south of Métis Trail along 25 […]

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Christie Blatchford: Toronto school board declares war on ‘chief’ and all sense – National Post

If there were any doubt, there is no more: Canada is the stupidest country ever. The evidence, already all around, is now irrefutable If there were any doubt, there is no more: Canada is the stupidest country ever. The evidence, already all around, is now irrefutable. The Toronto District School Board, in its efforts to […]

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Working to improve aboriginal education cited as one of School District 53’s biggest challenges – Osoyoos Times

October 10, 2017 Improving aboriginal education is one of the big challenges faced by School District 53. But a strategic plan is in the works to help students achieve academic success. Last week the board reviewed the Aboriginal Education Annual Report submitted by district aboriginal teacher Helen Gallagher and district principal Shendah Benoit. Superintendent of […]

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First Nations boy, 8, cuts long hair after bullying in Cold Lake, Alta. school: mother – CBC

Boy, mother post video on Facebook about bullying and hair that nets tens of thousands of views Oct 11, 2017 A young First Nations boy from Cold Lake, Alta., cut his long hair Saturday after enduring what his family called years of bullying in school. Mylon McArthur, 8, told his mother Tiya-Marie Large he wanted […]

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Ontario Municipal Board rejects condos plan for Fraser Estate along Stoney Lake, northeast of Peterborough… – The Peterborough Examiner

October 11, 2017 Ontario Municipal Board rejects condos plan for Fraser Estate along Stoney Lake, northeast of Peterborough, over concerns about impact on wetlands at site, Blanding’s turtles A developer’s plan to build condos along the northwest shore of Stoney Lake, on a piece of wetland-strewn land considered sacred by local First Nations, has been […]

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BR NS Lobster Tensions – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 11, 2017  SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. – R-C-M-P say they are investigating two fires that appear to have been deliberately set as tensions flare in the lobster fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia. There have been tensions in the area recently over the Indigenous ceremonial and food fisheries, and last month two […]

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Chef David Wolfman launches Indigenous fusion cookbook in Ottawa – Ottawa Citizen

October 11, 2017 David Wolfman Indigenous Fusion book launch, Ottawa International Writers Festival Where: Wabano Centre, 299 Montreal Rd. When: Friday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Admission: Free, seating is limited At first, almost five decades ago, cooking for David Wolfman was a way to have quality time with his mother and learn the stories of […]

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Mixed reaction to ’60s Scoop settlement – St. Albert Gazette

Wally Arcand said he was just three when the police took him, his brother and sister away from their mother. He spent the rest of his childhood in foster care, mostly cut off from his home community and family in Alexander First Nation, living amongst non-Indigenous families and students. “You always felt like you were […]

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Girls Belong Here campaign – CBC

As part of the International Day of the Girl, a Metis student got to shadow Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for a day. Matt Galloway talks to her about what that was like. Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/metro-morning/segment/14353688

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Queen’s Remembers initiative launches Oct 16 – Queen’s University

October 11, 2017 Following the university’s 175th Anniversary, Queen’s is reflecting upon its history in a project to commemorate those who have made a significant and noteworthy contribution to the university. A series of informative plinths will be unveiled across campus over the coming months, as part of the new “Queen’s Remembers” initiative. “On the […]

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BR Energy East Trudeau – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 11, 2017 EDMONTON – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should not go after critics of the cancelled Energy East pipeline project, but should look to his own actions. Scheer spoke in Edmonton yesterday about Trudeau’s recent social media comments accusing those critics of using the […]

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Government Funding Helps FWFN – Magic 99.9

October 11, 2017 Thousands of dollars in government funding will be helping the Fort William First Nation begin some new housing projects. One band councillor says the $135,000 cash injection for water infrastructure is just what’s needed to get new houses built. Michelle Solomon says it might help to attract members who live off the […]

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Proposed sterilization lawsuit filed in Saskatoon court over tubal ligations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 10, 2017  SASKATOON _ A proposed class action lawsuit against Canada’s attorney general, the Saskatchewan government, the province’s health regions and doctors who allegedly coerced Indigenous women to undergo sterilization has been filed in Saskatoon’s Court of Queen’s Bench. The statement of claim was filed about three months after the Saskatoon Health […]

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Message massage: feds wrestled with infrastructure bank narrative, too – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2017 By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Before its controversial tax proposals triggered a bitter war of words this summer, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s department was waging a similar communications battle over another contentious file: the Trudeau government’s infrastructure bank. A briefing note to Morneau last spring offered a […]

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Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard set to shuffle cabinet today – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2017  Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard will shuffle his cabinet this morning in a bid to give it a younger look ahead of next year’s provincial election. According to data compiled by The Canadian Press, more than a third of his cabinet ministers are over the age of 60 and only 19 […]

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Fraser Institute: OSFI’s proposed mortgage stress test is unnecessary, harmful – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2017  TORONTO _ A prominent Canadian think tank has come out against requiring a new stress test for all uninsured mortgages. A Fraser Institute study published Wednesday argues that it’s unnecessary to impose the stress test on “financially sound” home buyers. The study’s author also argues the proposed stress test “will […]

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Todd Stone joins B.C. Liberal leadership race, which now has eight candidates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 10, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ The latest hopeful to run for the leadership of British Columbia’s Liberals spoke candidly Tuesday about the elephant in the room that contributed to the party’s downfall after 16 years in power, despite the province’s resounding economic success. Todd Stone is the […]

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Trudeau says approach to Trump will be to find common ground on trade – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2017 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his approach in a sit-down with U.S. President Donald Trump today is to find common ground. Trudeau and Trump are to meet as round four of talks to revamp NAFTA get underway. Trudeau says he wants to emphasize ways the two countries can work together […]

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Second lobster boat torched amid tensions over Aboriginal fishery in Nova Scotia – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 10, 2017 SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. _ A Nova Scotia fisherman whose boat was stolen and burned Monday says he believes it was targeted because he is Aboriginal. But Alex McDonald says he gets along well with non-Indigenous lobster fishermen in the area and doesn’t believe any of them are to blame. He thinks […]

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Early census figures show depth of low incomes in Indigenous communities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 10, 2017 OTTAWA _ Preliminary income data from last year’s census show that four-fifths of Indigenous reserves have median incomes that fall below the poverty line, giving a glimpse at the depth of poverty facing Indigenous Peoples in Canada. A Canadian Press review of census figures for areas identified as Indigenous communities […]

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Powerview RCMP Search for Missing Teen, Taya Guimond – 730ckdm.com

10 October 2017 On October 2, 2017, at 4:30 pm, the Powerview RCMP received a report of a missing teen from the community. Taya Guimond, 16-years of age, was last seen in Powerview earlier in the day and is now believed to be in Selkirk or Winnipeg. Guimond is described as Indigenous, 5’3”, heavier build, […]

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Metis feel left out of ’60s Scoop settlement unveiled by federal government – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 10, 2017 OTTAWA _ The president of the Metis National Council says he is disappointed the federal government did not alert his organization about a settlement reached over the ’60s Scoop, which saw Indigenous children removed from their homes and placed into the foster system. The federal government announced last week a […]

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Reconciliation: Creating space for a beginning – Thestar.com

Reconciliation is not something you pick off the shelf. It’s not a gift that one powerful party can offer another. It is the product of a trusting relationship. Oct. 10, 2017 “What does reconciliation mean to you?” I asked that question of Miles Richardson, a Haida leader, former chief commissioner of the B.C. Treaty Commission […]

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SCC rules residential school survivors’ testimony should be kept private – canadianlawyermag.com

October 6, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada has found that records of the sensitive testimony of residential school survivors from settlement hearings will be kept confidential. Last year, the federal government asked the Supreme Court of Canada to consider the issue after the Ontario Court of Appeal found the records should be destroyed after […]

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U of S Canada 150 Book Series: Residential Schools and Rehabilitation: Canada Confronts Its History – USask

University of Saskatchewan professor emeritus of history Jim Miller is discussing his latest book; “Residential Schools and Reconciliation: Canada Confronts Its History”. This event takes place Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Convocation Hall, University of Saskatchewan from 4:30-6:00 pm. Read More: https://words.usask.ca/iportal/2017/10/09/u-of-s-canada-150-book-series-residential-schools-and-rehabilitation-canada-confronts-its-history/

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