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Pipeline protester chimes in on prime minister’s fundraising speech – Times Colonist

May 22, 2019 VANCOUVER — An Indigenous protester opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion interrupted a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a Liberal fundraiser on Wednesday. Will George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver repeatedly called Trudeau a liar and a weak leader. “Are you going to push this pipeline through?” […]

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Prime Minister announces renewal of Canadian Coast Guard fleet

The Canadian Coast Guard saves lives, protects the environment, and helps our economy grow, while keeping our waters safe, secure, and open. But the Coast Guard fleet is aging, with most ships beyond their normal life expectancy. There is an urgent need to renew the fleet to ensure the Coast Guard can continue its essential […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201918 Views

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Reconcile Resource Management by Reflecting Indigenous Rights in Fisheries and Oceans Programs, Practises and Policies

Membertou, Nova Scotia, May 22, 2019 – The second and final report on the review of Indigenous programs at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) calls on the Department to reconcile the management of fish, habitat and other aquatic resources with Indigenous communities to achieve the intent of programs put in place almost three decades ago. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201916 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Seamus O’Regan to provide remarks at Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Gathering in Saskatchewan

From: Indigenous Services Canada Flying Dust First Nation, Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan – Please be advised that the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, will attend the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Gathering where he will deliver remarks. Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Time: 10 am (CT) Where: Flying Dust Hockey Arena Flying Dust Reserve […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201918 Views

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OHRC and OFIFC reaffirm joint commitment to reconciliation

TORONTO – In April, 2019, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) renewed an agreement, originally signed in April 2017, to work together with the ultimate goal of ending discrimination against Indigenous peoples in Ontario. The renewed agreement reinforces our ongoing collaboration with urban Indigenous communities based […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201919 Views

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A real smear job’: Authors who dispelled myths about Chief Poundmaker applaud exoneration – CBC

May 22, 2019 Co-authors Blair Stonechild and Bill Waiser revealed Chief Poundmaker was a peacemaker, not a rebel or traitor Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s exoneration of Chief Poundmaker, planned for Thursday at the Saskatchewan First Nation that bears his name, will help right a historical wrong and correct a 134-year-old myth in Canadian history, according […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201917 Views

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Election platform included ‘gaming house’ – Brandon Sun

A gaming centre appears to have been part of early plans for a new urban reserve on the north end of Brandon, despite the Gambler First Nation chief saying that it never was. Campaign material distributed before an August 2018 election that Chief David LeDoux’s brother Gordon — a custom-elected chief for Gambler — sent […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201919 Views

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NDP: Indigenous communities shut out from providing meaningful input into new curriculum

May 21, 2019 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit studies courses made elective SIOUX LOOKOUT — Sol Mamakwa, Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, said it’s shameful for the Ford Conservatives to rewrite the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit studies curriculum without adequately consulting Indigenous communities; and wrong for Doug Ford to make Indigenous […]

by pnationtalk on May 22, 201913 Views

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NAN Responds to Provincial Education Curriculum Launch

THUNDER BAY, ON (May 21, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following statement in response to the Government of Ontario’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies curriculum launch in Thunder Bay today: “We are disappointed that the province has walked back its commitment to the curriculum by offering it as […]

by pnationtalk on May 22, 201926 Views

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

From: Status of Women Canada May 21, 2019 – Victoria, British Columbia – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201932 Views

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Funding for crab fishery projects to help protect North Atlantic right whale

May 21, 2019 SHIPPAGAN (GNB) – The provincial and federal governments are together investing more than $2 million over three years to implement projects designed to mitigate risks to the North Atlantic right whale from entanglements in snow crab fishing gear. L’Association des crabiers acadiens Inc. will use the funding to research, test and carry […]

by pnationtalk on May 21, 201926 Views

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CMAJ: Food insecurity in Nunavut following the introduction of Nutrition North Canada

Andrée-Anne Fafard St-Germain, Tracey Galloway and Valerie Tarasuk CMAJ May 21, 2019 191 (20) E552-E558; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.181617 Abstract BACKGROUND: Household food insecurity, a measure of income-related problems of food access, is a pressing public health problem in Canada’s North, especially in Nunavut. We aimed to assess the impact of Nutrition North Canada, a food retail […]

by aanationtalk on May 21, 201925 Views

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More women, few minorities: Docs detail results of Liberal patronage overhaul – National Observer

May 20th 2019 The Liberal government’s overhaul of the patronage system has led to gender parity in government appointments, but new figures show few of those women are in leadership posts and visible minorities are being left out. Documents from the Privy Council Office show that as of last year, 55.5 per cent of appointees […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201916 Views

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In lead up to Women Deliver 2019, Government of Canada announces innovative cross-sector partnerships to advance gender equality

May 21, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario – Department for Women and Gender Equality Advancing gender equality and investing in women is essential to growing the middle class, strengthening the economy, and building a healthier, more secure future in Canada and around the world. As Canada prepares to host the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the world’s […]

by pnationtalk on May 21, 201930 Views

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Inquiry Hired At $300/hour – Blacklock’s Reporter

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls paid contractors $300 an hour, records show. The $92 million Commission yesterday would not say who it hired, or why: “We will find the truth.” Read More: https://www.blacklocks.ca/inquiry-hired-at-300-hour/

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201923 Views

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CFN-GBI urge Senate to reject Transport Committee recommendation and pass Bill C-48

(Vancouver, BC) May 17, 2019 – The recommendation from the Senate’s Transport Committee to reject Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, is highly disappointing but not entirely surprising. “The Committee was under intense pressure from the oil industry lobby and individual business interests to reject Bill C-48,” says Marilyn Slett, President of the Coastal […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 201917 Views

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MMF: Reckless Behavior of Province Threatens Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project (MMTP)

May 17, 2019 WINNIPEG, MB – “The decision of the federal government to push back the deadline for approval of MMTP is a necessary step in ensuring the Duty to Consult and accommodate is respected”, says President David Chartrand of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF). “It is unfortunate that Premier Pallister has chosen to ignore […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 201925 Views

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NL Government: Official Results of the 2019 Provincial General Election

May 19, 2019 The Official Addition of the Votes took place in 37 district Returning Offices today (Sunday, May 19). The districts of Cartwright – L’Anse au Clair, Fortune Bay – Cape La Hune, and Torngat Mountains were unable to conduct their Official Additions due to weather conditions impeding the collection of required election materials […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 201924 Views

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Yes, cultural appropriation can happen within the Indigenous community and yes, we should be debating it – CBC

Inuit artists who spoke on the issue were characterized as “bringing us back a few steps” May 20, 2019 For decades, Indigenous artists and arts administrators have worked tirelessly to make room for and hold up Indigenous creativity. So, it is difficult — or at least uncomfortable — to say anything that might tarnish that […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 201945 Views

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Human rights museum to recognize treatment of Indigenous Peoples as a genocide

Credits: CBC News The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg now deems the treatment of Indigenous Peoples in Canada a genocide, a change in position following criticism. Previously, the museum had said Indigenous Peoples faced cultural genocide. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.5141078 For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 201974 Views

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City unveils new logo, branding strategy – SooToday.com

‘By being bold and confident in how we tell our story, we will inspire others in the community to do the same’ – Tom Vair Sault Ste. Marie City Council will be asked Tuesday to approve this new municipal icon and logo. Developed with help from consultants as part of a $100,000 identity, branding and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201931 Views

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Opinion: Adding clarity to national coverage of caribou recovery – kamloopsmatters

As a former resident and mayor of Chetwynd, and someone who has worked with West Moberly First Nation on developing community-to-community agreements, obtaining a joint community forest tenure, and one who has sat across the table in consultations for both the forestry and energy industry for more than 20 years, I would like to add […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201922 Views

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Media Advisory – Iqaluit, Nunavut

Iqaluit, Nunavut, May 17, 2019 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development and the Honourable David Akeeagok, Deputy Premier of Nunavut. Date:               Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Time:              9:00 a.m. EDT Location:       Iqaluit Power Plant, 499A Saputi Road Iqaluit, Nunavut […]

by pnationtalk on May 17, 201941 Views

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Statement: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – May 17, 2019

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit (LGBTQ2) people in Canada, and all over the world, continue to experience bullying, discrimination, stigma and violence to the detriment of their health and wellness. On May 17, we mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and unite in our collective efforts to promote a safe, […]

by pnationtalk on May 17, 201930 Views

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Bob McLeod: Presentation to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs – Bill C-88, An Act to amend the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts

May 16, 2019 Good afternoon, Thank you for your invitation to appear before the Standing Committee today as you review Bill C-88 – An Act to amend the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act. As you review this bill, I would like to share with you some of the Northwest […]

by pnationtalk on May 17, 201957 Views

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NL Government: Preliminary Results of the 2019 Provincial General Election

May 17, 2019 The following are the preliminary results of the May 16, 2019 provincial General Election. The Official Addition of the Votes will take place in all 40 district Returning Offices on Sunday, May 19, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (8:30 a.m. in most of Labrador). ELECTORAL DISTRICT NAME: OFFICIAL CANDIDATES: POLITICAL AFFILIATION: (if any) RESULTS: […]

by pnationtalk on May 17, 201927 Views

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Vancouver Park Board puts moratorium on hosting new commercial events – Vancouver Courier

Commissioner worries pause will take longer than the expected 12 to 15 months May 16, 2019 It will likely be a few years before Vancouver could see any new large-scale events coming to one of the city’s parks. Vancouver Park Board this week voted to put a moratorium on introducing any new commercial initiatives until […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201924 Views

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Senators adopt 187 amendments to C-69, setting up another fight over controversial legislation – TheChronicleHerald.ca

OTTAWA — Senators have adopted 187 amendments to the Liberal government’s environmental assessment legislation, setting the stage for another political fight and potentially forcing the House of Commons to consider a substantially altered version of the controversial Bill C-69. The senate energy committee that studied C-69 voted Thursday to include a mixed bag of proposed […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201983 Views

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Alberta’s workers never asked for this political pipeline paralysis – The Globe and Mail

Paul de Jong is president of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). It wasn’t that long ago that the federal Liberal government took ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, “to get it built in a timely fashion.” But now, while consultations with Indigenous communities continue, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi can’t guarantee […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201920 Views

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Portage Indigenous Coalition Holds First Official Meeting – PortageOnline.com

17 May 2019 The first Portage Indigenous Coalition held its first meeting. Cornell Pashe’s the coordinator and explains what’s happening. “It’s an exciting opportunity to be a part of something that was much needed,” says Pashe. “Portage, in 2016, realized that there were more indigenous nations in the city when they made their strategic plan. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201924 Views

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Feds delay deadline to approve Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project – CBC

More time needed to look at quashed deals with Manitoba Metis Federation, says official May 16, 2019 The federal government has pushed back a deadline to approve the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project, citing outstanding concerns raised by impacted Indigenous communities. In an email to CBC News late Thursday, a spokesperson for the Minister of Natural Resources […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201923 Views

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Kudos on Indigenous employment progress but more can be done – Lethbridge Herald

May 17, 2019. Toast to the reconciliation committee and Amanda Scout and Katie-Jo Rabbit for the update on your progress. Although I have not noticed it very much yet, it is good to hear that more Indigenous people are getting off-reserve employment as the more they are seen working, the more the old stereotypes are […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201915 Views

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the results of the provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador

Ottawa, Ontario – May 16, 2019 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the results of the provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador: “Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have chosen to elect a government led by the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Dwight Ball […]

by pnationtalk on May 17, 201928 Views

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Premier Kenney’s speech to the Canadian Club – May 3, 2019

Premier Kenney spoke to the Canadian Club in Toronto to share the message that Alberta is open for business again. Thank you very much, thank you. I thought that was for John Baird. Well thank you, I’m so honoured to be here for my first address as the 18th Premier of Alberta. Before I begin, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201939 Views

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Bennett says C-88 still has time to pass before summer break – iPolitics

May 16, 2019 Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says she’s confident legislation scrapping Harper-era reforms to a northern development regulator and giving new powers to cabinet to halt oil and gas work in some offshore areas in the Arctic will become law before Parliament rises next month. Despite lingering difficulties with other government resources bill […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201944 Views

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Senate Committee votes down the oil tanker moratorium, choosing the best interests of Canadians over politics: CAPP

May 16, 2019 The Senate Standing Committee on Transportation has voted to defeat Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) praises the Committee for its study of this Bill and taking the time to travel and consult directly with Canadians. Bill C-48 is a highly divisive policy based […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201947 Views

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Premier Kenney speech to the Senate Transportation Committee on Bill C-48 – April 30, 2019

Premier Jason Kenney spoke in front of the Senate Transportation Committee to share Alberta’s concerns about Bill C-48, which would ban Canadian oil tankers off much of Canada’s west coast. Thank you very much Senator, and Honourable Senators, welcome to Alberta. Except for Senator Simons, thank you for welcoming us to Edmonton. And I really […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201931 Views

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AMC disappointed by the City of Winnipeg’s Treatment of Homeless Community

Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 15, 2019 – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) has learned about the City of Winnipeg’s plans to remove homeless camps and needles. It is a disappointing state of affairs to see Winnipeg ravaged by the drug epidemic. AMC is deeply concerned that if the city removes these homeless […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201948 Views

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Grand Chief supports Friendship Agreement between First Nations and Fort Frances

May 15, 2019 Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 says he supports the recent friendship agreement signed between the Town of Fort Frances and Couchiching, Mitaanjigamiing, Naicatchewenin and Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nations, also known as Agency One communities. “The First Nations involved have been embroiled in this situation and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201953 Views

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Getting to yes with First Nations – Prince George Citizen

May 15, 2019 There’s a prevailing perception among business leaders and investors and even within some First Nations communities that you can’t get a resource development project built in B.C. Of course, that’s not necessarily the case. There are numerous examples of successful resource projects proceeding in B.C. with active participation from Indigenous communities. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201935 Views

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Strengthening the middle-class by putting more money in the pockets of Canadians

Increased Canada Child Benefit payments coming July 2019 May 15, 2019              Ottawa, Ontario              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 three years ago the Government launched the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) to […]

by pnationtalk on May 16, 201933 Views

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Wood Buffalo council meeting gets heated over fees for oilsands camps – CBC

Mayor says it’s ‘fantastic’ that companies would be pressured to close camps May 16, 2019 The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo council meeting got heated this week as companies and councillors discussed a new proposed fee structure for oilsands camps in and around Fort McMurray. The fees for oilsands camps only represent a few lines […]

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Federal oil tanker ban bill defeated in Senate, but legislation not dead – CTV News

May 16, 2019 OTTAWA — A federal ban on tanker traffic off British Columbia’s north coast has been defeated in a Senate committee. On a 6-6 vote, the Senate’s transportation and communications committee rejected Bill C-48 Wednesday night. The committee’s five Conservative senators voted against it, joined by Alberta independent Paula Simons. Five other independents […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201927 Views

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Premier Ball Releases Plan to Protect Residents from the Cost Impacts of Muskrat Falls

Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, was joined by the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, to release “Protecting You from the Cost Impacts of Muskrat Falls.” It is designed to protect residents from increases to electricity rates and taxes resulting from the Muskrat Falls project that would affect the […]

by pnationtalk on May 16, 201931 Views

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A made-in-Canada Green New Deal – Corporate Knights Magazine

May 16, 2019 Climate scientists have sounded the alarm. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report this past fall, saying we have until 2030 to cut global carbon emissions in half if we hope to sustain human life on this planet. In Canada, the economic cost of climate breakdown […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201932 Views

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AFN National Chief Calls on Canada to Recognize Unceded Unsurrendered Algonquin Title of Indigenous Peoples Space in Ottawa

AFN National Chief Calls on Canada to Recognize Unceded Unsurrendered Algonquin Title of Indigenous Peoples Space in Ottawa OTTAWA, May 15, 2019  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the Algonquin Nation in their work to secure title to lands within Algonquin territory. This includes the future Indigenous Peoples Space – a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2019120 Views

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MNA: 91st Annual General Assembly

May 14th, 2019 The 91st Annual General Assembly will be held in St. Paul, Alberta, from August 17 to 18, 2019. Click here to read the Notice of Meeting and click herefor the Notice of Resolutions. Special or Extraordinary Resolutions must be received at the MNA Head Office no later than 4:30 pm on July 5, 2019. NT5

by pnationtalk on May 15, 201947 Views

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh announces the start of the 2019 Grand Council #3 Spring Assembly

May 14, 2019 Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 announced today the start of the National Spring Assembly of the Grand Council Treaty #3 Chiefs. The three-day assembly titled ‘Pimiinitizowan’ will bring together 28 First Nations Chiefs, leaders, Elders, youth and citizens to Couchiching First Nation, the host of […]

by pnationtalk on May 15, 201926 Views

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Anniversary of Slave Lake wildfire: Premier Kenney

May 14, 2019 Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Slave Lake wildfire: “Eight years ago, Albertans were horrified by the wildfire that tore through the Town of Slave Lake, May 14-16. It was the first time wildfire had threatened a major urban centre in our province. “All 7,000 residents […]

by pnationtalk on May 15, 201947 Views

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City of Fredericton: Winners announced in Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge

TUE, MAY 14, 2019 The City of Fredericton and St. Mary’s First Nation are proud to have been shortlisted among 200 Canadian municipalities in Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge, competing for one of two $10-million prizes. Winners were announced today in Ottawa at the Smart Cities Challenge Finalist Showcase. Although Fredericton and St. Mary’s First Nation’s proposal […]

by pnationtalk on May 15, 201935 Views

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