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Dr. Lana Potts || Addressing Health Issues in First Nations Children || Speakers Bureau of Canada

Credits: Speakers Bureau of Canada www.speakerscanada.com Published on May 17, 2017 Dr. Lana Rose Potts MD CCFP is a family physician at the Siksika Health and Wellness Centre. Siksika is a First Nation near Calgary. Dr. Potts is a charter class graduate of The Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Thunder Bay, Ontario and she […]

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Member of Parliament Dan Vandal to Make an Announcement About National Aboriginal Day

WINNIPEG – Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament (Saint Boniface–Saint Vital), on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will make an announcement on Thursday about National Aboriginal Day. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. The details are as follows: DATE: Thursday, May 25, 2017 TIME: […]

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Children’s Services minister responds to OCYA report

May 24, 2017 Minister of Children’s Services Danielle Larivee issued the following statement in response to the Child and Youth Advocate’s Investigative Review of 15-year-old Levi: “My thoughts are with this young man’s family as they grieve the loss of their son, brother and grandson. “We need to do better. When a young person reaches […]

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Nunavut gov’t to conduct forensic audit of YWCA Agvvik amid allegations of financial mismanagement – CBC

Auditor raises concerns about blank cheques, annual bonuses, in leaked documents May 24, 2017 The Nunavut government is launching a forensic audit into the YWCA Agvvik Nunavut amid allegations of financial mismanagement among senior staff at Iqaluit’s two women’s shelters. The allegations come in a trove of anonymously leaked documents, obtained by CBC News, purportedly […]

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Solution identified for Visitor Information Services

YELLOWKNIFE (May 24, 2017) – Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann issued the following statement regarding Government of the Northwest Territories support for tourism in Yellowknife today: “A temporary location for visitor-information services in Yellowknife will be established at the Prince Of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.  A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been […]

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IRC Sets 2017 Corporate Tour Dates

May 24, 2017 The 2017 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) Corporate Tour will take place during the second week of June and will be making stops in all Inuvialuit Settlement Region communities. The Corporate Tour provides beneficiaries with a summary of the accomplishments that have taken place at IRC throughout 2016 and the opportunity to ask questions. To see […]

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Shortcomings in Lac-Simon police intervention led to officer’s death: report – Montreal Gazette

May 23, 2017 The death of a police officer in Lac-Simon last year can be largely blamed on shortcomings in the way the intervention, which involved police and an armed suicidal person, was conducted, the CNESST concluded in a report published Tuesday. Officer Thierry Leroux died Feb. 13, 2016, during a police intervention in a […]

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Revised draft text on participation of indigenous peoples at UN

May 22, 2017 On 19 May the President of the General Assembly transmitted a letter from his Advisers on the consultation process concerning the ways to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of relevant United Nations bodies on issues affecting them. The letter contains the first revised draft text for […]

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Moose Cree FN: Ontario First Nation Limited Partnership Funding

May 23, 2017 – Ontario First Nation Limited Partnership Funding Moose Cree First Nation is accepting application submissions for OFNLP Funding. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2017 at 12:00 pm.  OFNLP Package – Fillable Form NT5

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CPAC to broadcast Senate Symposium on the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation

May 23, 2017 Experts on the state of Canada will take stock of where the 150-year-old country has come from and where it’s going, during a Senate-sponsored livestreamed symposium on May 25 and 26. Speakers at the Senate Symposium on the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation will map out the direction they predict the country […]

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Alternatives North: Federal Anti Poverty Consultation Submission

Alternatives North has filed input to the federal consultation being staged for development of a national anti poverty strategy.  Read the submission. NT5

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 20178 Views

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Liberal hydro plan to cost $45B and save electricity ratepayers $24B: watchdog – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 24, 2017  By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Ontario’s budget watchdog says the Liberal government will spend $45 billion over the life of its hydro plan to save people $24 billion on their electricity bills. A report from the financial accountability officer says this means there will be a net […]

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Mushkegowuk Council: Statement on WAHA Allegations on Social Media

May 19, 2017 On behalf of Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Solomon is issuing a formal statement with respect to the allegations and accusations recently posted on social media that are directed at Weeneebayko Area Health Authority. The allegations and accusations that have played out over the social media networks involving WAHA have had a substantial […]

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NCC call for resolutions!

May  24, 2017 The NunatuKavut Community Council is currently calling for resolutions from the membership for any Constitutional additions, alterations or amendments. These will be voted on at the 2017 Fall AGA. Resolutions will be accepted up to and including July 23, 2017 Resolutions can be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or dropped off to: Dorothy Earle […]

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Premier visits KL today – Northern News

May 24, 2017 KIRKLAND LAKE – Premier Kathleen Wynne is paying a visit to Kirkland Lake and Matachewan today. She will be at the Kirkland and District Hospital at 9:15 this morning, where she will be delivering some remarks. Later in the morning she will meet with Kirkland Lake Mayor Tony Antoniazzi. Then just after […]

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Culls not the solution to dog overpopulation in First Nation communities

Humane Society International/Canada The tragic dog attack that took the life of Donnelly Eaglestick in the First Nation community of Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba underlines the urgency of managing canine populations actively and properly over time. To prevent dog overpopulation, Humane Society International/Canada advocates for humane and effective methods, such as sterilization and vaccination clinics. […]

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Ontario budget watchdog to present report on Liberal hydro plan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 24, 2017 TORONTO – Ontario’s financial accountability officer is presenting a report today on the fiscal impacts of the Liberal government’s plan for hydro relief. Legislation expected to pass next week would cut bills by an average of 17 per cent, but would also cost consumers more in the […]

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Trudeau Europe – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 24, 2017  OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves today for Brussels for the NATO leaders’ summit, the alliance’s first such meeting since U.S. President Donald Trump moved into the White House. The future of military alliances, the fight against climate change and even free trade are all expected […]

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B.C. election outcome still murky, two weeks after voters go to the polls – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ The final count in British Columbia’s tight and inconclusive election will be known on Wednesday, but the possibility of a judicial recount means the actual outcome might not be known for weeks. The race between the Liberals and New Democrats in one […]

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Governments of Canada and Ontario celebrate affordable housing in Northwestern Ontario

THUNDER BAY, ON, May 23, 2017 — The governments of Canada and Ontario celebrated the grand opening of 1100 Donald Street East today, adding eight units of affordable housing in Thunder Bay. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201722 Views

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Government of Canada Celebrates Bank Note Marking 150 Years of Confederation and Holds Infrastructure Roundtable

May 23, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Government of Canada knows that our economy and country are stronger because of our diversity and because of the contributions from fearless, inspiring Canadians. Today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Ginette Petitpas Taylor met with students at Leaside High School to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201724 Views

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New affordable housing unit in Dawson City officially opens

DAWSON CITY, YUKON, May 23, 2017 — The Klondike Development Organization, with support from the governments of Canada and Yukon, officially opened a new eight-unit affordable rental housing project in Dawson City on Sunday. The new development is a two-storey building on the corner of King Street and 6th Avenue with six one-bedroom units of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201719 Views

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Media Advisory – Connecting Communities: Clean, Sustainable Water in Enoch Cree Nation

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Edmonton – Please be advised that the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, will be attending an event on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, to announce the construction of a new water supply line and a new water reservoir and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201721 Views

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Vote count grows closer as groups push for NDP Green pact in legislature – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 23, 2017  VICTORIA _ The latest ballot count shows the Liberal candidate taking the lead in a tightly contested British Columbia riding that could determine the outcome of the province’s election. Elections BC’s website shows Liberal Jim Benninger with a three-vote lead over the NDP’s Ronna Rae Leonard at noon today in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201727 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde says clear communication with family members is essential to the National Inquiry into MMIW

National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Clear Communication with Family Members is Essential in Ensuring the Success of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls May 23, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the many families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls […]

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Government of Canada continues research and targeted engagement on implementation models for a potential Public Safety Broadband Network

May 19, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Government of Canada The safety and security of Canadians is very important to the Government of Canada. Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced a commitment of $3 million in […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201719 Views

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Mooney’s Bay Park totems spark fresh backlash over cultural insensitivity – Ottawa Sun

May 22, 2017 The official unveiling of the new Mooney’s Bay Park is set for Canada Day 2017, but it is already the source of another controversy, this time over what one critic says is cultural insensitivity. The first controversy arose in 2016 from the lack of public consultation about the new park project. Sue […]

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Aboriginal Domestic Violence Outreach Program established in Miramichi region

May 23, 2017 MIRAMICHI (GNB) – Three First Nations communities in the Miramichi region now have access to community-based resources and services for victims of intimate partner violence with the establishment of an Aboriginal Domestic Violence Outreach Program. “We are committed in our efforts to help put an end to intimate partner and gender-based violence,” […]

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Helping families of missing and murdered Indigenous women

May 19, 2017 Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls now have an advocate to help them find information and resources related to their loved ones. As part of its commitment to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the Government of Alberta has established a Family Information Liaison […]

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Only contestant: Wab Kinew gets more support for Manitoba NDP leadership bid – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 WINNIPEG _ Author and indigenous rights activist Wab Kinew has picked up more endorsements in his bid to become leader of the Manitoba New Democrats. Former member of Parliament Judy Wasylecia-Leis and former provincial cabinet minister Nancy Allan have thrown their support behind Kinew. Michelle McHale, who dropped out of […]

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Blood Tribe members should ask questions – Lethbridge Herald

May 23, 2017 We, the Blood Tribe, are now under a bylaw where non-natives are paying a fee to enter into our community. Along with this is the confusion of who is exempt from this law, and bringing chaos to the delivery of services; namely, those essential services for our people. Under the Indian Act, […]

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Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs hopes new government will handle issues differently – iNews 880

May 23, 2017 The results of absentee ballots are expected to roll in Tuesday and the head of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs is hoping that the party that forms government will deal with First Nations issues differently moving forward. “Quite frankly there wasn’t a lot to be pleased about.” Grand Chief Stewart Phillip […]

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Why the debate over cultural appropriation misses the mark: Cohn – Thestar.com

Wouldn’t social critics find a wider audience — beyond literary and journalistic circles, or the echo chamber of Twitter — by distinguishing between cultural exploration and exploitation? May 22, 2017 What’s mine is mine. What’s yours is yours. If you think that’s what the cultural appropriation debate is about, you’re probably wrong. Wrong, because it […]

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What Is Appropriate And What Is Cultural Appropriation? – Huffington Post Canada

I am having a problem. As a strong and deep believer in freedom of expression, and at the same time, a strong supporter of creativity and diversity in all its forms, I am not sure how to advise teachers. Ever since Hal Niedzviecki sarcastically suggested that there should be a literary prize for cultural appropriation […]

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Media Advisory: Canada’s Indigenous Cultures at the Heart of Canadian Armed Forces’ Indigenous Awareness Week Celebrations

May 23, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Media are invited to attend an Indigenous Awareness Week commemorative event, hosted by the Canadian Army at National Defence Headquarters, in Ottawa. The festivities will explore the theme of “Honouring the Traditional Ways”, which invites members of the Defence Team to look at […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201731 Views

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BR Adam Beach 150 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 22, 2017 WINNIPEG – Canadian actor Adam Beach says he is walking a fine line in accepting to be an ambassador for the federal government’s Canada 150 celebrations. Beach says he feels he should pay tribute and acknowledge a country that has given him so many opportunities and has […]

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NDP holds Courtenay Comox, focus shifts to absentee ballots in B.C. recount – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 VANCOUVER _ ElectionsBC is turning its attention absentee ballots cast in British Columbia’s tight election race after recounts in two ridings upheld the original outcome of the May 9 vote. Following Monday’s recount, the ElectionsBC website shows Courtenay-Comox New Democratic Party candidate Ronna Rae Leonard gained votes and now holds […]

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Grand chief’s 120 km walk to counter Canada 150 festivities, honour resilience – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A Manitoba indigenous leader plans to walk 120 kilometres next month in a decidedly different commemoration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Derek Nepinak, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, said his Walk to Remember is to celebrate the resilience of indigenous […]

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

Ottawa, Ontario May 19, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Andrea Lyon, currently Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, becomes Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, effective May 29, 2017. Chris Forbes, currently Associate Deputy Minister […]

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Premier McLeod Statement on Technical Paper on the Federal Carbon Pricing Backstop

YELLOWKNIFE (May 19, 2017) – Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement on the Government of Canada’s Technical Paper on the Federal Carbon Price Backstop today: “Climate change is a reality that Northerners see and feel every day and we must do our part to contribute to national and international efforts to address it. Last […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201760 Views

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CF-18s ready to patrol skies over Iceland

May 19, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces A detachment of Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighters are ready and will begin patrolling Iceland’s airspace as part of Operation REASSURANCE on May 22, 2017. For approximately one month, Air Task Force (ATF)-Iceland, based out of Keflavik Air Base, will provide continuous air surveillance […]

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Groups send open letter to party leaders calling for immediate pause on Site C dam

May 18, 2017 VANCOUVER – In an open letter sent today to all recently elected MLAs and their party leaders, several non-government organizations and citizen groups are urging them to pause construction on the Site C dam and have the project thoroughly assessed by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC). The popular vote numbers show […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201751 Views

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Canada, Ontario and Rainy River First Nations announce new reserve creation

May 19, 2017     Ottawa, Ontario  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The settlement of land claims is key to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous communities in Canada and creates the foundation for social development and economic growth that can generate benefits for Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. Today, the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and […]

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8th Intergovernmental Meeting between Tłįchǫ Government and GNWT

YELLOWKNIFE (May 19, 2017) – Premier Bob McLeod, Minister Wally Schumann, Minister Robert C. McLeod, Minister Caroline Cochrane, Minister Alfred Moses and Minister Louis Sebert met with the Tłįchǫ Government, Grand Chief Eddie Erasmus, Chief Clifford Daniels, Chief David Wedawin, Chief Johnny Arrowmaker and Chief Alfonz Nitsiza in Behchokǫ̀ on Wednesday. This was the eighth […]

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Why we need a Dignity Walk in Toronto!

TORONTO, May 19, 2017  – As we see an increase in hateful protests and counter protests across the city, it’s now more important than ever before to unite diverse communities to raise awareness and funds to support vulnerable people locally and abroad. On May 20, 2017, IDRF (International Development and Relief Foundation) will host its […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201746 Views

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What do we have to celebrate?’ FSIN senator decries Canada 150 as celebration of colonization – The Prince Albert Daily Herald

May 19, 2017 A Federation of Sovereign First Nations (FSIN) leader had harsh words for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the first day of the FSIN spring assembly. Senator Ted Quewezance criticized the federal government for being all talk, no action on reconciliation. He also took issue with Canada 150 celebrations, as Indigenous people, he […]

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Trudeau to ask Pope to apologize over residential schools – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 19, 2017  OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to ask Pope Francis to issue a formal apology for the role of the Catholic Church in the residential school system. Trudeau is expected to raise the issue during a one-on-one meeting with the Pope when he visits Vatican […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201737 Views

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MMIWG: National Inquiry Response – Open Letter to Chief Commissioner Buller

May 19, 2017 I first acknowledge the spirits of our Indigenous women, girls and members of the LGBTQ2S communities, and the courage of the survivors of violence. Ms. Belcourt, I am grateful for your continued support and willingness to work with us. I would like to respond to the concerns you raised in your open […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201754 Views

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Commentary: Let’s start with what cultural appropriation is not – Global News

May 19, 2017 Aylan Couchie is an Anishinaabe artist from Nipissing First Nation in Northern Ontario. She is currently an MFA Candidate at OCAD University where she is pursuing her graduate studies. Her research focuses on Indigenous monument and public art. When we were children, my sister and I were bussed to and from separate […]

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Minister of Finance Holds Facebook Live Discussion With Concordia University Students

May 19, 2017 Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver remarks and take questions from Concordia University students during a Facebook Live discussion in Montréal. The discussion is open to media and will be broadcast via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/FCACan/. A media availability will follow the discussion. Date and Time Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Facebook Live […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201737 Views

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