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Canada’s Cops Were Ready to Shoot Indigenous Anti-Pipeline Activists

Credit: The Real News Network RCMP officers were instructed to use as much violence as they wanted at the blockade of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline. Kanahus Manuel, an indigenous activist in British Columbia, said it’s part of Canada’s long colonial legacy. Director/Video Editor: Taylor Hebden Audio Engineer: Adam Coley Chase Producer: Genevieve Montinar

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Federal funding agreement termination for Exshaw School: Ministers LaGrange, Wilson

Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange and Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement on federal funding for Exshaw School: “We are extremely concerned by the federal government’s recent decision to terminate the funding agreement for First Nations students attending Exshaw School without a plan to work with these students, their families, or […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202021 Views

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University College of the North Receives Manitoba Government Mandate Letter

January 27, 2020 (The Pas, MB) – Manitoba government issued new mandate letters for post‐secondary schools, including University College of the North. The letter outlines six main areas which include supporting student success, partnerships with industry, work‐integrated learning, international education, and stewardship of public funds. The full letter can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/t4hjs49 University College […]

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MKO Chiefs Call on Province of Manitoba to Address Broken Justice System in Northern Manitoba

Jan 27, 2020 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB –Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. is deeply concerned about justice issues and the Constitutional rights of First Nations people involved in the system in Northern Manitoba. Recent stories shared by the Winnipeg Free Press highlight the call from a Manitoba judge for an independent review of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202021 Views

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Peaceful protest in Sudbury in support of BC First Nation – CTV News

January 26, 2020 SUDBURY — About 100 people took to the streets in Sudbury Sunday in support of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. They say they are standing in solidarity with the band in British Columbia opposing construction of a coastal Gaslink project. Traffic was halted for short periods of time in the downtown core as […]

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City of Victoria: Provide Feedback on Draft Economic Action Plan, Victoria 3.0

January 27, 2020 The City of Victoria is seeking public feedback to help shape its draft economic action plan, Victoria 3.0 – Pivoting to a Higher-Value Economy – 2020-2041. The draft plan has been shaped by a six-part series of economic roundtable discussions and by the latest research and thinking in 21st century city building […]

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Negotiator explores Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement at Thunder Bay information session – Anishinabek News

THUNDER BAY— A wide range of questions and concerns about the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement were addressed by Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement Chief Negotiator Martin Bayer during a Jan. 18 information session in Thunder Bay. “I thought the community members raised a lot of legitimate concerns in terms of the amount of information they want […]

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MNC: A Statement on Métis Nation Identity, Citizenship and Homeland

January 27, 2020 National Spokesperson Métis National Council Recently the presidents of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan and Métis Nation of Alberta issued a press release following a “tri-council” meeting of the three Governing Members. The tri-council presidents signed a number of documents asserting the sole authority of Governing Members, not the MNC, […]

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Deadline for 2020/2021 Anti-Poverty Fund and Advisory Committee

In support of the goal to eliminate poverty in the Northwest Territories, the Government of the Northwest Territories would like to remind the public that applications for the 2020-2021 Anti-Poverty Fund are currently being received. The initial call for applications was sent to Indigenous Governments, Community Governments and Non-Government Organizations on December 10, 2019. The […]

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Our declaration to the City of Victoria: no meddling in Wet’suwet’en affairs

The City of Victoria voted on 24 Jan. 2020 to demand that BC and Ottawa halt construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline, in a city resolution labelled ‘Declaration of Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en People.’ Our response: A declaration on the audacity of a city government to meddle in the affairs of First Nations, having done nothing […]

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She is my hero:’ Banquet celebrates 2019 Citizen of the Year – Prince Albert Daily Herald

“The greatest power that you carry in this community is the power of influence.” – Janet Carriere Janet Carriere has experienced marginalization. It’s one of the many reasons that she’ll stand behind a podium, like on Saturday night, and tell a crowd to question their judgments. “As a child I never knew that there were […]

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Gunter: Indigenous overrepresentation in prison populations not a sign of racism – London Free Press

January 28, 2020 The fact that Indigenous inmates are “overrepresented” in Canada’s prisons my well be a sign of a big problem — even of racism — but it is not necessarily a sign of problems with our justice system. The fact that 30 per cent of federal inmates are Indigenous is not proof police […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202022 Views

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Follow-up to the commissions of inquiry – The Québec government and the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) agree on an organizational context

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 27, 2020  – Representatives of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador and the Québec government met for the second time today in Montréal to pursue the implementation of the recommendations of the Public Inquiry Commission on Relations between Indigenous Peoples and Certain Public Services in Québec (Viens Commission) and the National Inquiry into […]

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iPolitics AM: Coronavirus, royal security costs likely to come up as Team Trudeau holds cabinet huddle – iPolitics

Jan 28, 2020 ALSO TODAY: O’Toole launches bid for Conservative leadership — Bergen ‘seriously considering’ joining the race Opposition MPs will get a fresh crack at calling out the leader of the minority Liberal government this afternoon when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to be back in the House and fielding questions from across […]

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Evaluation of the National Disaster Mitigation Program – Final Report

Final Report Table of contents Executive Summary 1. Overview and Background 2. Evaluation Purpose and Methodology 2.1 Lines of Evidence 2.2 Limitations 3. Findings 3.1 Relevance 3.1.1 Continued Need 3.1.2 Complementarity 3.2 Performance 3.2.1 Mitigation Contribution Component (MCC) 3.2.2 The Targeted National Capabilities Component (TNCC) 4. Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) 5. Lessons Learned 6. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202026 Views

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Premier appoints provincial liaison with Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs

Jan. 27, 2020 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has appointed Nathan Cullen as a liaison between the Province and the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs. Cullen, a former member of parliament for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, is tasked with acting as an intermediary by providing fact-finding, facilitation and analysis to support a peaceful resolution to the Coastal Gaslink dispute. […]

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‘We’ve got a real divide in the community:’ Wet’suwet’en Nation in turmoil – APTN News

January 27, 2020 The battle over the CGL pipeline in British Columbia both on social media and in the press is dividing the Wet’suwet’en Nation some members say. The two opposing sides have been in a very public dispute over Coastal GasLink’s (CGL) 670 km pipeline that will carry fracked natural gas from Dawson Creek, […]

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First Nations Climate Initiative Invites B.C. First Nations Input on Using Liquified Natural Gas to Address Global Climate Change and Alleviate Poverty

NORTHWEST COAST, BC, Jan. 27, 2020 – Today, the First Nations Climate Initiative (FNCI) extended an invitation to all First Nations to meet with them on January 29, 2020 in Prince George to share their vision for a world where global warming is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius, where Indigenous communities prosper and British Columbia […]

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Human rights case to compensate First Nations kids extended to late February – APTN News

January 27, 2020 A hearing scheduled for this week at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to work out details to compensate on-reserve First Nations children has been pushed back yet again. Canada and parties involved in the discrimination case at the tribunal was scheduled for Jan. 29 but is now set for Feb. 21. The […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202026 Views

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Minister and NWT education leaders meet to review successes and shared priorities

Elected education leaders from across the Northwest Territories met this week for the first time with R.J. Simpson, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, to discuss their joint work to further strengthen the territory’s Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system. Minister Simpson opened the meeting by expressing his pride in being named Minister of […]

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Amnesty International Canada Board of Directors Announcement: Alex Neve stepping down as Secretary General after 20 years

January 24, 2020 From Amnesty International Canada Board of Directors (English branch) It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces that after 20 years in the role, Alex Neve is stepping down as Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada’s English Branch, effective June 30th 2020, to pursue other […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202025 Views

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After the apology, Indigenous groups seek firm commitments from Quebec government – CBC

Monday’s meeting seen as key step in setting stage for new relationship Jan 26, 2020 There was optimism last fall when Quebec Premier François Legault stood before the National Assembly, turned to First Nations and Inuit leaders in the gallery and apologized for the province’s mistreatment of Indigenous people. The apology was the first recommendation […]

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MPs spend one more day on the throne speech as Team Trudeau readies paperwork for NAFTA ratification debate – iPolitics

Jan 27, 2020 With the Commons officially back on the parliamentary clock following the six-week winter hiatus, the governing minority Liberals are expected to kickstart what will likely be a brief but lively debate over the revised North American trade deal, the details of which have now been ratified by both the United States and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202027 Views

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Urban Indigenous people forgotten in UNDRIP talks, say advocates – CBC

Nearly 80 per cent of Indigenous people live off-reserve but have little representation in UNDRIP talks Jan 26, 2020 City-dwellers are being left out of consultations about the implementation of the UN Declaration of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) even though the majority of B.C.’s Indigenous people live in cities, according to the president of a group […]

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APTN National News January 23, 2020 – Indigenous inmate population rising, Blackjack inquest beings

Credit: APTN News In this episode of APTN National News: Year after year, the number of Indigenous people in Canada’s federal inmate population keeps rising. The inquest into the 2013 death of Cynthia Blackjack is finally underway in Whitehorse. As the race for the white house heats up, democrats laid out their plans for Indian […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 202033 Views

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The Prime Minister announces new Government Representative in the Senate

January 24, 2020 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the appointment of Marc Gold as Government Representative in the Senate. Senator Gold is an accomplished lawyer, legal scholar, and community leader. Early in his career, he trained federally appointed judges on constitutional law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Prior to his […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202045 Views

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MNO: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the significance of the Tri-council Meeting of Métis Governments that was held in Edmonton, Alberta on January 14 – 16, 2020 and brought together the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), the Métis Nation of Alberta, and the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan (MNS)? This meeting marks the first time the Governments of the MNO, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202031 Views

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Results of Makivik Executive Election for Treasurer George Berthe Returns to Makivik

January 21, 2020 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Final results of the Makivik Executive election held on January 16, 2020, for the position of Corporate Treasurer have been announced. The winner is George Berthe, who returns to Makivik after being our Corporate Secretary from 1998-2010. Final Results for 16/16 polls: George Berthe – 925 Andy Pirti […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202029 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: Townley to moderate Presidential election debate

The Nunatsiavut Assembly has selected a moderator to oversee the upcoming Presidential election debate. Sarah Townley, a Labrador Inuk originally from Hebron who currently resides in North West River, has been a strong advocate for the retention and revitalization of Labrador Inuttitut. Along with the Clerk of the Nunatsiavut Assembly, Ms. Townley will begin the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202021 Views

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Author to speak on social and economic costs of mining – SooToday.com

Author and university lecturer Joan Kuyek will speak at the Water Tower Inn on Jan. 30 Joan Kuyek, author, university lecturer and founding coordinator of MiningWatch Canada will be in Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday, Jan. 30 to explore the true social and economic costs of mining with a particular focus on the Ring of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202025 Views

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Morning Brief: Poilievre bows out – iPolitics

Jan 24, 2020 Good morning, readers. The Lead In a surprise move, Pierre Poilievre announced Thursday that he’s not running for the Conservative leadership. “Over the last several weeks, I have been building a team and support for a possible run for the conservative leadership. In criss-crossing the country, I have been overwhelmed with the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202021 Views

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Symposium on gender equality to go next month – EverythingGP

Jan 24, 2020 The Grande Prairie Friendship Centre will be hosting the Indigenous Iskwew+ In Leadership Symposium next month. Iskwew is the Cree word for woman. The symposium is to go on both February 13 and 14 at the Pomeroy Inn. Delaine Lambert-English, the symposium coordinator for the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, says the symposium […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202025 Views

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Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Horgan re: Wet’suwet’en Opposition to Coastal GasLink Project

January 23, 2020 As most of you will be aware, the possible RCMP enforcement of an injunction against the Unist’ot’en (a client of ours) in response to their continued opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline has been in the national news. Dozens of academics and lawyers from across Canada have signed the following letter urging […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202074 Views

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Katrina Nokleby: Cheetah Resources & Det’on Cho Commercial Agreement Signing, AME Roundup

Good afternoon everyone. I’m excited to be here today for this event and in Vancouver for Roundup, with our partners like Cheetah Resources and Nahanni Det’on Cho. As many of you now, the NWT was built on mining. But mining is not just our history. It’s our future and today, we celebrate an exciting new […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202029 Views

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Caroline Cochrane: Launch of Regional Mineral Strategies, AME Roundup

Thank you. Before I begin, I would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututht First Nations. It’s a pleasure to be here today among partners from the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and Gwich’in Tribal Council to celebrate a milestone for our local minerals industry. The launch of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202033 Views

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Métis of Ontario suspended by national council – APTN News

January 22, 2020 The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) has been suspended until further notice by the Métis National Council (MNC). The move comes after the MNC put the MNO on a one year probation period in November of 2018. The issues was over granting Métis citizenship to people living in eastern Ontario. The MNC […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202029 Views

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iPolitics AM: Trudeau to rally Liberal MPs as pre-sitting caucus retreat continues – iPolitics

Jan 23, 2020 ALSO TODAY: New Democrat MPs wrap up two-day planning session — Ambrose out of the Conservative leadership race After descending on the precinct yesterday, Liberal MPs are set to kick off a full day of intensive in camera pre-sitting discussions with an open-to-media on-stage appearance by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who, as […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202023 Views

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NDP Veteran MP Nathan Cullen Joins StrategyCorp

OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2020 – StrategyCorp is pleased to announce veteran parliamentarian Nathan Cullen as its newest Senior Advisor. Cullen joins the firm after spending 15 years in the House of Commons as a Member of Parliament from British Columbia and senior member of the New Democratic Party (NDP) Caucus. Mr. Cullen is widely recognized […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202022 Views

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12 people arrested after Indigenous demonstrators occupy B.C. minister’s office – Global News

January 22, 2020 Victoria police say 12 adults were arrested, after a group of Indigenous youth protesters occupied the offices of the Ministry of Energy overnight. Demonstrators descended on the office for the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Tuesday afternoon in opposition of the Coastal GasLink project. Victoria police say the standoff lasted […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202029 Views

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Métis National Council’s response to the Tri-council Meeting

On January 20, 2020, the MNO received a letter from Métis National Council (MNC) President Clement Chartier claiming that the MNO was now suspended from the Métis National Council’s governance. Citizens will recall that during the November MNC Assembly a resolution was very narrowly passed to place the MNO on ‘probation’ and directed that the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202042 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: Andersen acclaimed Ordinary Member for Makkovik

A ceremony took place this morning in Hopedale to swear in the newest member of the Nunatsiavut Assembly. John Andersen was the lone candidate to file nomination papers for a by-election for Ordinary Member for the Constituency of Makkovik, set for February 4. While nominations closed on January 20, Mr. Andersen could not be acclaimed […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202063 Views

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NDP leader calls Wet’suwet’en standoff ‘concerning’ – APTN News

January 22, 2020 Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says more talk is needed to solve the ongoing conflict between Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Singh made the comments Wednesday at a news conference in Ottawa. Reporters asked Singh about British Columbia’s recent commitment to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202029 Views

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Premier Horgan shuffles cabinet

Jan. 22, 2020 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has made changes to cabinet that reflect government’s commitment to a strong, sustainable and innovative economy that benefits people and communities throughout British Columbia. “These ministers will work hard every day to deliver sustainable economic growth that provides good jobs, a better quality of life and a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202033 Views

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

January 22, 2020 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Lori MacDonald, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, becomes Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development and Chief Operating Officer for Service Canada, effective January 27, 2020. Vincent Rigby, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2020101 Views

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AB Government: Aboriginal consultation to reduce red tape

A new red tape reduction strategy aims to improve consultation for industry and Indigenous people. An updated guide – The Government of Alberta’s Proponent Guide to First Nations and Metis Settlement Consultation Procedures – outlines a more cost-effective and efficient application process for industry to follow when there is a legal duty to consult. A […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202061 Views

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the fourth anniversary of the shootings in La Loche, Saskatchewan

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the fourth anniversary of the deadly shootings in La Loche, Saskatchewan: “On this day, four years ago, the community of La Loche, Saskatchewan, was struck by a senseless attack that killed four Canadians and seriously injured seven more. “Today, we remember the victims, young […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202027 Views

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Newcomers share shock of learning about Indigenous realities – Times Colonist

January 22, 2020 As a newcomer to Canada in 2012, Victoria Coun. Sharmarke Dubow’s first impression of Indigenous people was coloured by other people’s stereotypes. On his first day in the country, he saw a person begging on the street. It didn’t match the image he had of Canada as a country where people enjoy […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202074 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: Palliser appointed to NEC; Ministers assume new roles

January 21, 2020 The Ordinary Member for Rigolet, Carlene Palliser, has been appointed to serve as Minister of Education and Economic Development, replacing the Ordinary Member for Hopedale, Greg Flowers, who moves to Lands and Natural Resources. Mr. Flowers takes over from Nain Ordinary Member Tony Andersen, who has assumed the position of Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202029 Views

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MKO: Grand Chief Settee shares concerns from Northern First Nations with the new Minister for Indigenous Services Canada

Jan 21, 2020 “Our voice needs to rise up. Living in the North is not easy,” said Grand Chief Garrison Settee at a meeting on January 18, 2020, with the Honourable Marc Miller, Canada’s newest Minister of Indigenous Services Canada. Grand Chief Settee took the time to outline many of the issues of concern for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202039 Views

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Two Qikiqtani communities elect QIA directors – Nunatsiaq News

22 January 2020 Moses Appaqaq, Charlie Inuarak will join Inuit org’s board In byelections held on Monday, Jan. 20, eligible Inuit voters in two Qikiqtani region communities chose people to represent them on the Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s board of directors. In Sanikiluaq, Moses Appaqaq, 73, an artist who served as an MLA in the 1980s […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202032 Views

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