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Protester yells ‘our salmon are dying,’ at B.C. premier during news conference – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2018 VICTORIA _ Premier John Horgan’s news conference about protecting British Columbia’s wild salmon stocks was interrupted by a protester shouting “you sold us out,” and “our salmon are dying.” The woman loudly accused Horgan of allowing the province’s ocean-based aquaculture industry to continue operating while wild salmon stocks are struggling […]

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Canada’s Premiers Stand with Canadian Workers, Businesses and Communities Impacted by U.S. Protectionism

June 15, 2018 – Canada’s Premiers stand united with the Government of Canada as it proposes countermeasures in response to the United States (U.S.) federal government’s unfounded steel and aluminum tariffs. Premiers also continue to be concerned about the recent unwarranted U.S. tariffs placed on Canadian exports of uncoated groundwood paper (newsprint). Provincial and territorial […]

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KidsRights Index 2018: insufficient budget for children’s rights

Dinsdag, Juni 12 2018 – Amsterdam, June 12th – International children’s rights foundation KidsRights and Erasmus University Rotterdam today published the KidsRights Index 2018. The annual global ranking – issued for the sixth consecutive year – maps how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve the rights of the child. The scope and methodology […]

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Canada reaffirms its commitment to people with disabilities at the Eleventh Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

June 15, 2018              Gatineau, Quebec             Employment and Social Development Canada From June 12 to 14, 2018, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement represented Canada at the 11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the United […]

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Protest camp torn down near dawn at Saskatchewan legislature – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 15, 2018 11:57 REGINA – A camp on the Saskatchewan legislature lawn where people had been protesting racial injustice and the disproportionate number of Indigenous children apprehended by child-welfare workers has been dismantled. The protesters included the mother of Colten Boushie, an Indigenous man who was killed by a farmer in […]

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the new Premier of Nunavut

June 15, 2018 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the new Premier of Nunavut: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Joe Savikataaq, who was chosen as the new territorial Premier by Members of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly. “Nunavut has one of the fastest growing and youngest populations […]

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Media advisory: Minister Duclos joins families in Montréal to make an announcement regarding the strengthening of the Canada Child Benefit

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will announce how the Government of Canada is improving the Canada Child Benefit to better help working families. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the announcement. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. DATE:        Monday, June 18, […]

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Province Releases Report on Manitoba-First Nations Mineral Development Protocol

June 15, 2018 Working Together to Build a Brighter Future In the North: Pedersen The Manitoba government has released the Co-chairs’ Report on the Manitoba–First Nations Mineral Development Protocol, which includes key findings and recommendations on ways to create certainty in order to advance mineral development projects in a timely way, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister […]

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MNBC: Notice of Postponement for General Elections – Nicola Valley & District Métis Society

June 13th, 2018 Nicola Valley & District Métis Society serves its members notice that their Saturday, June 16, 2018, general elections has had to be postponed and a new date will be posted and infomation will be made available to all members very soon. For more information call: Debra Huber, A/President: 1-250-378-0345 NT5

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Premier-Designate Doug Ford Announces an End to Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade Carbon Tax

June 15, 2018 TORONTO — Premier-designate Doug Ford today announced that his cabinet’s first act following the swearing-in of his government will be to cancel Ontario’s current cap-and-trade scheme, and challenge the federal government’s authority to impose a carbon tax on the people of Ontario. “I made a promise to the people that we would […]

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Beyak applauds survey that shows Canadians divided on Indigenous issues – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2018 11:46 OTTAWA _ Sen. Lynn Beyak is applauding an online survey that suggests a majority of Canadians believes the government apologizes too much for residential schools and that Indigenous people should integrate more even if it means losing their culture. The controversial senator was ousted from the Conservative caucus in January after she posted […]

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First Nations Citizenship Is Not for Sale

WENDAKE, QC, June 14, 2018  – A recent CBC the National report once again highlights the fraudulent practices of the Confederation of Aboriginal People of Canada that falsely claims to represent First Nations and dangles individuals with Status Indian rights, while these individuals are not entitled to the legitimate and exclusive rights of First Nations members who are the […]

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Americans reach across the border, urge Canadians to ignore Trump – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2018 4:00 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS Usually, it’s Canadians who are quick to say sorry. But United States President Donald Trump’s recent bashing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has prompted some Americans to reach over the border, apologize, and tell Canadians the two countries remain friends and allies. And it’s not […]

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U.S. not trying to get Canada to end supply management: agriculture secretary – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2018 10:23 MIDGELL, P.E.I. _ U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he’s not pushing for Canada to do away with its supply management system that controls the price and supply of dairy, eggs and chicken. Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay is hosting Perdue today at his family’s farm in Midgell, P.E.I. President Donald […]

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Notice of nominations for election of AFN Regional Chief (MB)

TO: All First Nation Chiefs & Councillors FROM: Stephanie Connors, Chief Electoral Officer SUBJECT: Official Call for Nominations for the Election for AFN Regional Chief (Manitoba) This is to give notice that the Chiefs of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs will elect a AFN Regional Chief at the AMC Annual General Assembly scheduled for July 18 & 19, […]

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QNW reacts to the decision of Minister Kelley

Kahnawake, June 12th 2018 – The Minister responsible for Native affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, has recently announced his departure from political life. Québec Native Women would like to thank Minister Kelley for his many years of work on Indigenous issues, and wishes him all the best for the future. During his three mandates as Minister responsible for […]

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CAP turns to a Senate committee after multiple snubs from federal government – APTN News

June 14, 2018 After being left off the guest list at a number of meetings between the federal government and other national Indigenous organizations, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) has decided it will turn to the Senate for help. National Chief Robert Bertrand appealed to the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples to explain what […]

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Opinion | Dodging the issue – TheRecord.com

Peter Shawn Taylor labels as “tedious and irrelevant” the land acknowledgement statements now commonly heard across the region. Of course, they can be tedious if uttered by rote, but they are definitely not irrelevant. These statements recognize Indigenous rights and hark back to commitments made by the Crown in the 1701 Albany Treaty, the Royal […]

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NTI Congratulates Premier- designate Joe Savikataaq on Appointment

(June 14, 2018 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk congratulated the Honorable Joe Savikataaq on his appointment as Premier- designate. “NTI respects the decision made by the Members of Legislative Assembly. I look forward to working with Premier-designate Savikataaq to implement the Nunavut Agreement and advancement of Inuit interests.,” said Kotierk. Following a […]

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Nunavut Leadership Forum elects Premier and Cabinet Minister

IQALUIT, Nunavut (June 14, 2018) – A new Premier and Member of the Executive Council were chosen today by the Nunavut Leadership Forum. The Forum consists of all MLAs. Joe Savikataaq, MLA for Arviat South, was elected as Premier. George Hickes, MLA for Iqaluit-Tasiluk, was elected to serve on the Executive Council. The Legislative Assembly […]

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Premier-Designate Doug Ford Meets with Federal Counterparts and Commits to Protecting Ontario Jobs

June 14, 2018 TORONTO — Premier-designate Doug Ford met today with Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, to discuss the ongoing NAFTA negotiations and how Canada and Ontario will work together to protect jobs, including the steel, aluminum and automotive jobs currently at risk. “I want […]

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Joe Savikataaq, former deputy, chosen new Nunavut premier – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018  IQALUIT, Nunavut _ A new premier who promises to get things done has been chosen by the Nunavut legislature after its members removed the old one from office with a vote of non-confidence. “I will work with cabinet, MLAs and everyone else to get where we want to be,” said […]

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Mulcair marks retirement by calling on Canada to be champion of democracy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018 By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Tom Mulcair was praised by friends and political foes alike Thursday as he prepared to retire from Parliament with a call for Canada to be a champion of democracy in the world. More than a decade after his surprise election in a […]

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Minister Carolyn Bennett Welcomes the Final Report of the Interim Board of Directors for the National Council for Reconciliation

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Statement OTTAWA, ONTARIO – June 14, 2018 – The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: “I was truly grateful to receive the Interim Board’s final report on Call to Action 53 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which calls for […]

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PM: Itinerary for Friday, June 15, 2018

Ottawa, Ontario 8:30 a.m. The Prime Minister, along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, the Minister of International Trade François-Philippe Champagne, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, and the Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould, will meet with the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. Closed to media 1 p.m.      The Prime Minister, along with […]

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Media Advisory: Don Rusnak, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Indigenous Services to speak at engineers conference

From: Indigenous Services Canada Fredericton, NB – Please be advised that Don Rusnak, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Indigenous Services, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services will speak about infrastructure in Indigenous communities at the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering’s annual conference. Date: June 15, 2018 Time: 8:00 a.m. […]

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This is about leadership:’ Nunavut premier defeated in non confidence vote – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018 IQALUIT, Nunavut _ Members of Nunavut’s legislature have removed Premier Paul Quassa from office over concerns about his leadership style. Some members of Quassa’s own cabinet supported a non-confidence motion that ended with 16 votes in favour and three against. There were two abstentions in the 22-seat legislature. The Speaker […]

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Makivik Corp.: 2018 Nunavik Inuit Declarations

On May 24th and 25th two separate declarations were approved, a Declaration on Nunavik Inuit, and a Declaration on Arctic Sovereignty. Each declaration can be viewed by clicking one of the buttons below. Declaration on Arctic Sovereignty Declaration on Nunavik Inuit NT5

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Federal probe into use of fake Indian status cards for tax breaks due at end of month – CBC

Indigenous Services hired auditing firm KPMG to conduct probe Jun 14, 2018 An investigation launched by Indigenous Services last fall into the use of fake Indian status cards has included interviews with three Mohawk communities and Canada’s border agency, according to a document released by the department. CBC News reported earlier this week on the […]

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Nunavut members of the legislature to hold non confidence vote on premier – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018  IQALUIT, Nunavut _ Nunavut residents are expecting to find out if they’ll have a new premier after a scheduled non-confidence vote in the legislature today. If the vote is successful, it will remove Premier Paul Quassa less than a year after he was chosen to lead the territory. Under Nunavut’s […]

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Tories to increase pressure on government to show dollar impact of carbon price – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre says he plans to make life really uncomfortable for the governing Liberals until they finally give in and produce their analysis on how much a carbon price of $50 a tonne is going to cost the average […]

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Meet the three candidates running for Dene National Chief – CBC

Election to replace longtime Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus expected at end of August Jun 14, 2018 The field is set with three candidates officially in the running in the upcoming election to be the next Dene National Chief. Richard Edjericon, Eileen Marlowe and Norman Yakeleya are running for the election, which will take place […]

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau At Cheam First Nations

Credits: Lettermail Published on Jun 5, 2018 Arriving for meeting with the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee (IAMC). regarding the Kinder Morgan Pipeline. June 4, 2018 in Rosedale, Chilliwack, British Columbia

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Province Announces Appointments Made to Centre culturel franco-manitobain Board of Directors

June 13, 2018 Four new members and two returning members have been appointed to the board of the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM), Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today. “Manitoba has a strong and vibrant francophone community, and the CCFM has an important role in showcasing and preserving francophone culture,” said Cox.  “The […]

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Lethbridge hopes advisory committee will build bridges, relationships with First Nations – Global News

June 12, 2018 “We want Indigenous people to have equal access to things like housing and education,” said Mayor Chris Spearman. “We want them not only to have equal opportunities, but also equal outcome when it comes to employment. We want people to be successful within our community.” In a hope to better represent and […]

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Prince Edward Island poised for battle over ’18th century’ voting system – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 13, 2018 CHARLOTTETOWN _ A referendum law that could see the cradle of Confederation become the birthplace of proportional representation passed Tuesday, more than a year after Justin Trudeau struck the option from potential national reforms. P.E.I. legislators approved the Electoral System Referendum Act on Tuesday evening, laying out what Attorney General […]

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Major shakeup as St. Mary’s First Nation elects new chief, 4 new councillors – CBC

Allan (Chicky) Polchies Jr., is voted in as the new chief of St. Mary’s First Nation Jun 13, 2018 The sun is rising on a new day at St. Mary’s First Nation, according to the community’s newest chief, Allan (Chicky) Polchies Jr. As dawn broke Wednesday morning, the Wolastoqiyik or Maliseet reserve, on Fredericton’s north […]

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Cannabis Bill – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 13, 2018 OTTAWA – The Trudeau Liberals are rejecting more than a dozen Senate amendments to the government’s landmark law to legalized cannabis. In a motion put before the Commons, the Liberals say they can’t support an amendment that would have allowed provinces to ban home cultivation of marijuana […]

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Ford determined to scrap Ontario’s ‘disastrous’ cap and trade system: spokesman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 13, 2018  THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A spokesman for Doug Ford says Ontario’s incoming premier is determined to deliver on his campaign promise to scrap the “disastrous” cap-and-trade system and fight a federal carbon tax. Ford’s pledge is causing concern in Quebec, a province that introduced a cap-and-trade system in 2013 […]

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Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, 2018 Concordia Honorary Doctorate

Credits: Concordia University For more than 40 years, Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild has worked to build bridges between Indigenous and non- Indigenous people through athletics, politics, and law. An accomplished lawyer, he is the first Indigenous person appointed to Queen’s Counsel by the Alberta Law Society. He brought Native issues to public attention while serving […]

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Minister’s response to Representative for Children and Youth’s statement

June 12, 2018 VICTORIA – Children and Family Development Minister Katrine Conroy has released the following response to the Representative for Children and Youth’s statement on contracted residential resources in the child-welfare system: “The representative rightly outlines a number of flaws in the system of contracted residential care for children and youth in care. This […]

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Claudette Dumont Smith appointed Ministerial Special Representative to lead consultations on reform of Indian Act status, band membership and First Nations citizenship

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada June, 12 2018 – Gatineau, Quebec – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Today, the Government of Canada announced the launch of consultations under the Collaborative Process on issues of Indian registration, band membership, and First Nation citizenship. Ms. Claudette Dumont-Smith has been appointed as the Minister’s Special […]

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The Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) program now accepting applications

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Budget 2018 renewed economic development funding better responds to the needs of Northerners June 12, 2018 – Iqaluit, NU – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) In Budget 2018, the Government of Canada announced ongoing funding for CanNor’s economic development program. This funding will enable the delivery of the […]

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Liberals loosen purse strings on cornerstone homelessness program – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 11, 2018 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Cities working to get homeless Canadians off the streets and into homes will face fewer spending restrictions under a revamp of the Liberal government’s centrepiece homelessness program. New rules unveiled Monday will give cities leeway to spend money on local initiatives and […]

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Motion of non confidence:’ Nunavut members to vote on removing premier – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 12, 2018  IQALUIT, Nunavut _ Nunavut could have a new leader before the week is out _ less than a year after Premier Paul Quassa was chosen. John Main, who represents the community of Arviat in the territorial legislature, has told the assembly that he will be introducing a motion Thursday that […]

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APTN launches website to open up conversation around identity – APTN News

June 11, 2018 APTN has launched a website to open up the conversation on Indigenous identity. Claiming Our Identities was launched the first week of June. Click here: Stay Original abrandson@aptn.ca Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/06/11/aptn-launches-website-to-open-up-conversation-around-identity/

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates New AFN Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Congratulates New AFN Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek June 12, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulates Kluane Adamek who was elected by acclamation as the AFN Yukon Regional Chief Thursday. “I have spoken with Regional Chief Adamek to offer my congratulations on […]

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After 9 years, Sahtu Secretariat chair steps down – CBC

Ethel Blondin-Andrew will be replaced by Charles McNeely in the interim Jun 12, 2018 The chair of the Sahtu Secretariat has stepped down after nine years. Ethel Blondin-Andrew, who is also known for being a former member of parliament for the Western Arctic, completed her term as chair of the secretariat on May 31. The […]

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Premiers to meet with leaders of National Indigenous Organizations

18 July 2018 EDITOR’S NOTE: Premier Brian Gallant will host Canada’s premiers and leaders of National Indigenous Organizations at Pays de la Sagouine in Bouctouche on Wednesday, July 18. All news media attending the meeting must be accredited. Accreditation for the 2018 summer meeting of Canada’s premiers, July 18-20 in Saint Andrews, will also be […]

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NS Government: Applications Open For Poverty Reduction Grants

June 11, 2018 Community groups working to reduce poverty and help people find jobs can now apply for a Building Vibrant Communities grant. The program is accepting grant applications until midnight on July 12. This is the second year for the grant program, which is part of government’s four-year poverty reduction commitment. Eligible applicants include […]

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