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Eileen Clarke nominated in Agassiz

January 17, 2019 Will carry PC Banner in new constituency: Pallister The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is pleased to announce Eileen Clarke as the nominated candidate for the next provincial election after securing the party’s nomination in the redrawn constituency of Agassiz. “Eileen has been a tremendous representative for her constituents in Agassiz,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 20198 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Wilkinson to visit New Brunswick

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will be visiting New Brunswick on Saturday, January 19, 2019, to meet with provincial counterparts, local stakeholders on common priorities, including oceans protection, Atlantic salmon conservation, Indigenous reconciliation and commercial fisheries. Atlantic salmon is a species of social, cultural and ceremonial importance […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 20196 Views

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Second Session of the Sixty-Third General Assembly to Resume Feb. 28

January 18, 2019 The second session of the 63rd general assembly will resume at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. Media Contact: Neil Ferguson Clerk of the House of Assembly 902-424-5978 Email: Neil.Ferguson@novascotia.ca NT4

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 20198 Views

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United Nations Rules Indian Act Discriminates Against First Nations Women

January 18, 2019 VANCOUVER – INDIGENOUS – “The UN Human Rights Committee says that Canada is obligated to provide an effective and enforceable remedy. This requires Canada to make full reparations, including: 1) ensuring that Sharon McIvor, Jacob Grismer, and all others excluded by, or granted only a lesser category of status, because of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 20197 Views

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Canada and Ahiarmiut Relocation Society to mark important milestones on path of reconciliation

Arviat, Nunavut – Members of the media are invited to attend a plaque unveiling with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and the Ahiarmiut Relocation Society. Date: January 22, 2019 Time: 10:30 a.m. (CST) Where: Ahiarmiut Relocation Plaque Site (Outdoor event) Intersection of 3rd Avenue and 4th Street Arviat, Nunavut Following the plaque […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201912 Views

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CMF’s submission to modernize Canada’s culture legislation

January 16, 2019 The Canada Media Fund (CMF) submitted a detailed proposal to the Government of Canada’s panel reviewing the Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Radiocommunication Acts. Click here to read the full submission. The CMF submits that the Broadcasting Act can play a pivotal role in achieving the Government’s objective of protecting, promoting, and supporting Canadian culture in both official languages while […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 20198 Views

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Is Trudeau risking reconciliation by putting a failed Veterans Affairs Minister in charge? – The Post Millennial

January 18, 2019 Earlier this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promoted former television personality Seamus O’Regan from Veterans Affairs to be the new Minister of Indigenous Services. Some leaders across the country have expressed support for this move while others have been questioning the Prime Ministers ability to keep his many promises made to First […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201916 Views

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The cabinet shuffle says little about Jody Wilson-Raybould – and plenty about the government

January 17, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle has been accompanied by the usual flurry of commentary and speculation, most of it surrounding the bizarre and incoherent removal of Jody Wilson-Raybould as the minister of Justice. Looking back over the past three years, one can find little reason why Ms. Wilson-Raybould would be part […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 20199 Views

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Morning Brief: Backstabbing and retaliation – iPolitics.ca

Jan 18, 2019 Good morning, Morning Brief readers. It’s Friday! It’s also Winnie the Pooh Day, celebrated annually on the birthday of author A. A. Milne. Considering his disdain for the loveable little bear, we can assume that Chinese Leader Xi Jinping won’t be celebrating today. Nobody tell him Winnie was Canadian…  Liberal MPs on the Foreign Affairs committee blocked an […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 20198 Views

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Leadership shuffle in Government of Yukon departments

January 17, 2019 Premier Sandy Silver has made changes to the leadership positions in the Executive Council Office, the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, the Department of Community Services and the Yukon Liquor Corporation. Stephen Mills will move from his role as Deputy Minister with the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources to the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 20199 Views

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Ally is a verb not a noun — it requires action

Allies stand with individuals; accomplices challenge oppressive structures, Deirdre Pike writes. I was still a deeply closeted lesbian when I first moved to Hamilton in 1993. I left five years later to work in a Catholic community in Ottawa where I was positively encouraged to be out about my sexual orientation — strange but true. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201911 Views

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Questions surround new Indigenous Services minister but he says: ‘Pedal is to the metal’ – APTN News

January 18, 2019 Before the Christmas break, the Trudeau government announced plans to introduce new Indigenous child welfare legislation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said late January was when it would be introduced in the House of Commons. Then former Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott was moved over to the Treasury Board Monday shocking even the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201914 Views

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Indigenous Peoples Stage Solidarity March on Washington – Voice of America

January 18, 2019 WASHINGTON — “U.S. political leaders and the media have ignored us long enough.” That’s the message thousands of international indigenous activists will be bringing to Washington Friday for the first ever Indigenous Peoples March. They are seeking to bring national attention to injustices endured by Indigenous people across the globe. The event, coming […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201914 Views

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UN Rules That Canada’s Indian Act Discriminates Against First Nations Women

(Vancouver, January 17, 2019) In a decision released January 14, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled that Canada continues to discriminate against First Nations women and their descendants by denying them the same entitlement to full s. 6(1)(a) status under the Indian Act as First Nations men and their descendants. This long-standing discrimination affects First Nations women’s […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201937 Views

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Proposed framework for Government of Yukon carbon price rebate announced

January 17, 2019 The Government of Yukon has released its proposed framework for the territory’s carbon price rebate, which will form the basis of new territorial legislation to return carbon pricing revenues to Yukoners. The framework outlines the amount, frequency and requirements for each group set to receive a territorial rebate. The Government of Yukon […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201918 Views

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Unifor Indigenous activists to join march in Washington

January 17, 2019 WASHINGTON D.C.—Unifor is showing international solidarity with U.S. Indigenous peoples by sending a delegation of Canadian activists to the January 18 march in Washington D.C. “Unifor activists are passionate about human rights,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “We’re proud to stand with Indigenous peoples everywhere in their struggle for justice and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201919 Views

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AMC: Newborn apprehensions detrimental to baby and mother

January 17, 2019 Treaty One Territory, MB _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has become aware that there are imminent newborn baby apprehensions that are continuing to happen in Winnipeg. Birth alerts are placed on mothers suspected of not being able to care for their babies. Birth alert apprehensions are being carried out according to policy standards, not […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201931 Views

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Power of Many: Women march to say “We are not going back,” we demand equality and justice

January 17, 2019 (TORONTO, ON) Women across Ontario are joining the global march for equality on Saturday January 19, demanding change from the Ontario government. Women march to bring awareness to the changes needed to build a safer, more inclusive Ontario. Women are sending a clear message to policymakers that “We will not go back.” There […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201918 Views

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Rouge National Urban Park Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

First ever management plan for the Rouge prioritizes conservation and connects Canadians to nature, heritage and agriculture in the GTA January 17, 2019        Toronto, Ontario        Parks Canada Agency Rouge National Urban Park protects nature, culture, and agriculture in an integrated way, and stretches from Lake Ontario to the Oak Ridges Moraine across the cities […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201921 Views

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Opinion: For Indigenous kids’ welfare, our government knows better; it just needs to do better – The Globe and Mail

January 17, 2019 Cindy Blackstock is the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. She is a professor at the School of Social Work at McGill University. This week, the story of a newborn baby removed from her family in Manitoba added to a litany of reports about the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201922 Views

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The Wet’suwet’en struggle is far from over – The Coast Halifax

January 17, 2019 The RCMP believed the fallout from their assault on the Wet’suwet’en would be contained and minimal. They have already been proven wrong. Sixty-five kilometres up a logging road near Houston, British Columbia, just beyond a river from which you can drink directly, lies an unceded territory actively defended by its original people. To enter, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201918 Views

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Open Letter: Canada Must Stop Misleading on Joint Claims Reform and Adequately Fund Specific Claims Research

National Claims Research Directors c/o 401-312 Main Street Vancouver BC V6A 2T2 Open Letter to Minister Carolyn Bennett: Canada Must Stop Misleading on Joint Claims Reform and Adequately Fund Specific Claims Research January 16, 2019 Dear Minister Bennett, The National Claims Research Directors (NCRD) is a national body of specialized technicians who manage thirty-five Claims […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201924 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada investing in (innovation and) economic development in Inuvik

Please be advised that Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, will make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), supporting innovation and economic development in Inuvik. MP McLeod will be available to […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201915 Views

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British Columbia Hereditary Chiefs Hold Strong As LNG Pipeline Tension Rages On – HuffPost Canada

“Our rights to those lands have never been extinguished.” SMITHERS, B.C. — A Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief told a crowd of First Nation leaders gathered in Smithers, B.C., that no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over the land. Chief Na’Moks said agreements signed by pipeline builder Coastal GasLink are illegitimate and the support […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201914 Views

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Raw deal for Vancouver’s Jody Wilson-Raybould in Trudeau cabinet shuffle – The Record

JANUARY 16, 2019 As pre-election cabinet shuffles go, Justin Trudeau’s was a weird one. The demotion — and that is the most polite word one can use — of Vancouver Granville MP Jody Wilson-Raybould from the politically vital justice portfolio to the political graveyard of veterans affairs is an acutely awkward message at an extraordinarily […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201928 Views

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Wet’suwet’en protests highlight Indigenous pipeline divide – CBC

“This reopened some deep, deep wounds in this country.” The debate over a natural gas pipeline in Wet’suwet’en territory continues this week following protests over the arrest of 14 people at a blockade in the remote B.C. community. CBC reporterChantelle Bellrichard recounts the moment the RCMP broke the barricade and explains why a pipeline project is […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201914 Views

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Self-Government Agreement-in-Principle a Major Achievement for the Sahtu Dene and Metis of Norman Wells

January 16, 2019 — Norman Wells, NT  — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Negotiation of self-government agreements help shape a new relationship with Indigenous peoples that can lead to shared and balanced solutions for the benefit of all Canadians. Today, Sherry Hodgson, President of the Norman Wells Land Corporation, Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201924 Views

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Sioux tribes in U.S. call out Trump after racist, and disrespectful Wounded Knee, Pocahontas tweet – APTN News

January 16, 2019 Sioux tribes in South Dakota are demanding that U.S. President Donald Trump apologize to Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren after issuing a racist tweet. On Sunday, Trump tweeted “If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas, did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201927 Views

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Clemency Granted to #CyntoiaBrown & Canada’s Indigenous People Rise Against Pipelines

Credits: Watching the Hawks RT The First Nation people of Wet’suwet’en in British Columbia are rising up against a new natural gas pipeline and coming head to head with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. RT Correspondent Dan Cohen brings us the latest on a controversial Senate vote. The outgoing Gov. of Tennessee gave full clemency […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201942 Views

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Indigenous protesters, allies rally outside Trudeau’s Brock town hall – Niagarathisweek.com

The protest prevented traffic from entering the university through its southeastern entrance Protesters amassed outside Brock University on Tuesday, Jan. 11, blocking traffic from entering via Isaac Brock Boulevard North while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a town-hall meeting. Celeste Smith, a Haudenosaunee woman of the Oneida Nation, said that the purpose is to show […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201929 Views

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Sahtu Métis group to sign self-governance agreement in principle, a 1st for Métis in Canada – CBC

No other Métis group in Canada has reached this milestone Jan 16, 2019 Métis in Norman Wells, N.W.T., will be one step closer in reaching a final agreement for self-governance after signing today’s agreement in principle — making them the first Métis group in Canada to reach that milestone. The signing of the Self-Government Agreement-in-Principle […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201915 Views

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The Shoshone Nation makes submission to the United Nations

January 15, 2019 The Western Shoshone Nation made a submission to the UN Human Rights Committee for the 2020 Periodic Review of the USA. The submission updates the UN body on the status of USA human rights and provides information of ongoing and current treatment of the Shoshone people under the International Covenant on Civil […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201921 Views

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Internal struggle, external impact – Prince George Citizen

January 15, 2019 There are few problems that appear more intractable for Canada than the question of Aboriginal rights and title. As protests to the west by Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs prove, we still don’t know who is in charge of a given nation or tribe, let alone how long consent for any project will last. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201931 Views

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Canada and the Huron-Wendat Nation continue their renewed relationship with the signing of a protocol for consultation and accommodation

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada On January 16, 2019 — Wendake, Quebec — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is committed to renewing its relationship with Indigenous peoples, one based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Grand Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201938 Views

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Auditor General of New Brunswick: One-third of auditor general’s recommendations from past reports still not implemented

January 16, 2019 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Auditor General Kim MacPherson provided an update today on the status of performance audit (Value-For-Money) recommendations made in her past reports. The report includes new status updates on implementation of recommendations. However, MacPherson said, due to lengthy delays in implementing significant recommendations, further information on some previously reported chapters […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201940 Views

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Trudeau fields questions on pipeline protests, foreign policy at townhall – BNNBloomberg.ca

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday slammed what he called the dictatorship of Venezuela as he tackled audience questions ranging from Canada’s approach to Indigenous issues to immigration and foreign policy. Speaking at one of a series of election-year townhall meetings across the country, Trudeau reserved some of his harshest words […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201922 Views

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Notification program for residential school records problematic, say interveners in case – CBC

Opt-in process, consent for dead survivors, tone of website all identified as concerns Jan 15, 2019 Two people who acted as interveners in the Supreme Court case that decided the fate of residential school survivor testimonies are raising concerns about the process in place to preserve those records. The program was formally announced on Monday. Survivors […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201918 Views

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Liberal promises on Indigenous relationship ring hollow to activists, experts as protests continue – Hill Times

Jan. 16, 2019 ‘Either [Justin Trudeau] means what he says but none of his ministers have the confidence to fulfil it, or he really is just about broken promises,’ says Prof. Pam Palmater. Protest actions, like the ones that spread across the country and internationally in support of the Unist’ot’en camp in northern British Columbia […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201941 Views

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Social Impact Bonds’ benefits come at a cost – Winnipeg Free Press

Jan. 16, 2019 Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a relatively new mechanism for governments to fund social services, but since being introduced they have been controversial, due to higher costs and payments to private investors. Despite funding some well-regarded, evidence-based interventions, SIBs have raised questions among both academics and community stakeholders as to whether private […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201925 Views

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Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Theresa May faces no confidence vote after Brexit shellacking – Macleans.ca

Politics Insider for January 16: Svend Robinson seeks end to political purgatory, the war of the travel advisories, and Theresa May’s government faces a vote of no confidence after historic defeat of Brexit deal Jan. 16, 2019 Welcome to a sneak peek of the Maclean’s Politics Insider newsletter. Sign-up at the bottom of the page to get it […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201919 Views

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Rallies supporting Wet’suwet’en anti-pipeline camps across Canada

Credits: CBC News Protesters gathered across Canada Tuesday in support of people from a northern B.C. First Nation preventing a pipeline company from accessing their traditional territory. On Monday, RCMP entered the Gidimt’en camp near Houston, B.C., and arrested 14 people. For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201957 Views

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Moving Forward Together with the Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada January 15, 2019 — Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are committed to working with the PEI Mi’kmaq towards a renewed government-to-government-to-government relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. Today, the Honorable […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201932 Views

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The Prime Minister announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service

Ottawa, Ontario – January 15, 2019 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Marie Lemay, currently Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement, becomes Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office, effective January 28, 2019, prior to an upcoming appointment. Bill Matthews, currently Senior […]

by aanationtalk on January 15, 201930 Views

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Nearly 3.7 million families across Canada, including over 48,000 in Laval, now receive the bigger Canada Child Benefit

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Canada Child Benefit increased two years ahead of schedule January 15, 2019 Laval, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada Helping hard-working, middle-class families provide the best start in life for their children is a top priority for the Government of Canada. That is why two years ago the Government […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201938 Views

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Cabinet shuffle concerning for northern Indigenous communities, says Timmins-James Bay MP – CBC

Charlie Angus expects Philpott to ‘champion’ Kashechewan relocation, calls Wilson-Raybould move ‘demotion’ Jan 15, 2019 The federal cabinet shuffle on Monday spells significant change for Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. New Democrat MP for Timmins-James Bay, Charlie Angus, is hopeful having Jane Philpott on the Treasury Board will help Kashechewan First Nation relocate to higher […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201921 Views

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CUPE BC statement on RCMP actions at Unist’ot’en camp

CUPE BC today issued the following statement regarding last week’s events at the Unist’ot’en camp in Wet’suwet’en First Nation territory. CUPE BC is committed to Reconciliation and the implementation of the 94 calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We know that the provincial government shares that commitment, and that the federal government […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201919 Views

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Reacts To New Cabinet Appointments

January 14, 2019, Ottawa, ON – Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) President Natan Obed said the following about the new and shuffled appointments within the federal government’s cabinet: “Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami has welcomed productive and respectful relationships with many members of the federal cabinet; we look forward to expanding these relationships with ministers serving in new […]

by aanationtalk on January 15, 201918 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Tassi visits Université de Sherbrooke’s Research Centre on Aging to highlight its commitment to seniors

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Media advisory During her visit, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, will deliver a speech following a tour of Université de Sherbrooke’s Research Centre on Aging. Minister Tassi will be joined by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, and Member of Parliament for […]

by aanationtalk on January 15, 201938 Views

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Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle sends troubling signals to Indigenous communities – OurWindsor.ca

Where is the Indigenous leadership in defining a new relationship? When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was first elected, he began his term by pledging his undying love for and commitment to Indigenous people, saying his number one priority was to make the relationship work. What a difference four years makes. The signal the prime minister’s […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201933 Views

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NTI: Official Results of 2018 Vice-Presidential Election

January 14th, 2019 Download (PDF, 54KB) NT5

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201938 Views

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