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Statement from Minister McPhee on the Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s audit of education programs in Yukon

Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee released the following statement: The Government of Yukon is committed to modernizing our education system and working with our education partners to ensure all students have the supports they need to succeed as learners. Today’s release of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s audit report on inclusive and […]

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Media Advisory of Press Conference: Indigenous leadership will respond to Canada’s decision on TMX

MEDIA ADVISORY OF PRESS CONFERENCE: Indigenous leadership in BC will respond to Canada’s decision on TMX, joined by Mayor Kennedy Stewart WHAT:Canada will announce their decision today regarding the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project. Indigenous leadership in BC opposed to the pipeline expansion will hold a press conference to respond. WHEN:Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 TIME:3:00 […]

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Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Education in Yukon—Department of Education does not know if students’ needs are being met

Whitehorse, 18 June 2019—Today, the Office of the Auditor General of Canada provided the Yukon Legislative Assembly with the results of an audit that examined whether the Department of Education delivered education programs that were inclusive and reflected Yukon First Nations culture and languages, and whether it assessed and addressed gaps in student outcomes. “We […]

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PE Government: Moving forward together with Indigenous peoples

Improving collaboration between governments, the Mi’kmaq First Nations, and Indigenous and community organizations will better serve the Indigenous peoples of Prince Edward Island. The final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, released June 3, calls on Canadians to acknowledge the underlying and systemic issues Indigenous peoples face and […]

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Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord welcomes additional partners

June 18, 2019 Commitment to Winnipeg’s Journey of Reconciliation grows stronger Released: 10:00 p.m. Winnipeg, MB – Today, over 20 additional local organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals joined the City and the other 119 signatories in their commitment to the ongoing Journey of Reconciliation in Winnipeg by formally becoming partners of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord at […]

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Media advisory: Canadian Coast Guard to hold technical briefing on summer operations in the Arctic

From: Canadian Coast Guard Media advisory Ottawa, Ontario – Members of the media are invited to participate in a technical briefing via teleconference on the Canadian Coast Guard’s summer operations in the Arctic. Coast Guard officials will be available via teleconference to answer questions. Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Time: 1:00 p.m. (EDT) Registration: Media […]

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Salmon advocates call for swift passage of Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

PRINCE RUPERT, BC, June 17, 2019 – Friends of Wild Salmon has called for the swift passage of the amended Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, before the House of Commons rises for the summer. “In 2015, Justin Trudeau promised the people of the North Coast that he would bring in a tanker moratorium […]

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Invitation to Media – Press conference for KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples

QUEBEC CITY, June 18, 2019 – Media representatives are invited to the launch of the program of the KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples event. This third edition will take place from August 30th to September 2nd at the place de l’Assemblée-Nationale in Quebec City.  Will be there Dr. Stanley Vollant, surgeon, president of Puamun Meshkenu (the Walk of a Thousand Dreams) and spokesperson […]

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Apply for the APECS Council 2019-2020 by 31 July

June 19, 2019 Do you want to get (or remain) active in APECS and be involved in the APECS leadership? The applications for APECS Council 2019-2020 are open now! The application deadline is 31 July 2019 at 23:59 GMT. The APECS Council is the larger of the two leadership committees of APECS. Its members work on projects (e.g. webinars, […]

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Delayed Bill S-3 amendments will be in force before election, says minister’s office – CBC

Report in May recommended the government issue an Order in Council to bring them into force by June Jun 18, 2019 Delayed amendments to eliminate residual sex-based discrimination within the Indian Act will be implemented before the next election, according the department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. Bill S-3 received Royal Assent over […]

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We are all Treaty people’: Deninu Kue First Nation chief wants everyone to celebrate Treaty Day – CBC

‘We’re so divided in our community like we’re not all together like we used to be,’ says Louis Balsillie Jun 18, 2019 The chief of the Deninu Kue First Nation and mayor of Fort Resolution, N.W.T., is calling on the territorial government and labour unions to give all community members the day off to celebrate […]

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INAN Report 22: Summary of Evidence of Capacity Building on Reserves

INTRODUCTION In recent years, Canada committed to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Among other things, UNDRIP recognizes that “Indigenous peoples have the right to self-determination” and that, “[b]y virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development” (article […]

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Canada has a long history of ignoring reports like that of the MMIWG inquiry – Rabble.ca

June 18, 2019 The hullabaloo over the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) inquiry’s use of the word genocide has obscured its broader message, and that is more than a pity. It is a tragedy. The inquiry’s report builds a powerful case about the systemic causes for the frighteningly large number of cases […]

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UN high commissioner urges compensation as Canada responds to MMIWG inquiry – Leader Post

The commissioner said the government should implement some recompense for the Indigenous women, girls, LGBTQ and two-spirit people who have been impacted by the long-standing tragedy Canada’s response to the conclusions of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls should include some form of redress for the victims and their families, says […]

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Open Letter to Parliamentarians: Stalling on Bills C-262 and C-337 undermines Canada’s democratic process, jeopardizes reconciliation and fails to protect human rights

June 17, 2019 A unanimous motion of the 338-­‐member House of Commons said that two bills currently before the Senate, Bills C-­‐262 and C-­‐337, are “critical pieces of legislation” and urged that they be “passed into law at the earliest opportunity.” Indigenous peoples’ nations and organizations, and many non-­‐Indigenous partner organizations concerned for the protection […]

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Kenny Cayen elected chief of West Point First Nation – Northern News Services

June 18, 2019 Kenny Cayen has been elected the new chief of West Point First Nation. Cayen emerged the winner in a close race among three candidates for chief in a general election on June 11. The new chief collected 14 votes, while incumbent chief Becky Cayen garnered 13 votes and another candidate, Kandice Thomas, […]

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Quebec Labour Market Quality: Will The Current Bright Spell Last?

MONTREAL, June 18, 2019  – At a time when the unemployment rate is reaching historic lows, employers are struggling to fill vacant positions, and we are facing a tidal wave of technology, one question must be asked: Is the Quebec labour market ready to meet the challenges that await? In its new Diagnostic de la qualité du marché du travail […]

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Media Advisory – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Address Economic Club of Canada on First Nations Priorities: A New Relationship and a New Agenda – June 19, 2019

Media Advisory – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Address Economic Club of Canada on First Nations Priorities: A New Relationship and a New Agenda – June 19, 2019 OTTAWA, June 18, 2019  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will address the Economic Club of Canada tomorrow in Ottawa, setting out First […]

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At committee: North American free trade deal ratification, forced sterilization and Mackenzie Valley resource management – iPolitics

Jun 18, 2019 With the House poised to give its preliminary approval of the government’s plan to ratify the new North American free trade deal, INTERNATIONAL TRADE members kick off a lightning-round pre-study of the contents with an extended half-day session with key stakeholders and interest groups, including the Business Council of Canada, Canadian Manufacturers […]

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Deadline for cabinet to decide future of Trans Mountain expansion is today – CTV

June 18, 2019 OTTAWA — The federal government is widely expected to green light the Trans Mountain expansion project a second time today but, even with a Yes vote, construction is likely weeks, if not months away. The federal cabinet will be reconsidering the project at its weekly meeting this morning, nine months after the […]

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CFN: It’s time to pass the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

June 17, 2019 Vancouver, BC – The Coastal First Nations (CFN) supports the Trudeau government’s request that the Senate pass Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, in its amended form so that northern BC waters will be safe from oil spills. “Time is running out and we need the Liberals promise to be kept,” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201937 Views

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Canada commits to combating labour exploitation and promoting safer workplaces on 100th ILO anniversary

From: Employment and Social Development Canada June 17, 2019 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada As a founding member of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Canada is proud to celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary. The Government of Canada continues to promote and uphold the ILO’s decent work agenda, and is committed to combatting labour […]

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Winner of the 2019 Chief David Crowchild Memorial Award announced

The recipient of the award this year goes to Steve Kootenay-Jobin, of the Stoney Nakoda Nation. This also marks the first time this award has been given to an individual from that Nation, which is given to a Calgarian who builds relationships with the Indigenous community and is a leader among peers. The award is […]

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Liberal government rejects regional assessments, accepts 5-year review of Bill C-48 – IPolitics

Jun 17, 2019 The Liberal government has agreed to a review of its proposed tanker ban bill five years after it comes into force, but is refusing part of a Senate amendment that would require regional impact assessments involving Indigenous communities and oil-producing provinces. In its message to the Senate on Bill C-48, which would […]

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ITK Responds To Senate Amendments To Bill C-91

Friday June 14, 2019 – Inuit are one people sharing a common language, Inuktut. The majority of Inuit live in 51 communities throughout Inuit Nunangat. Inuit Nunangat is a distinct geographic, political, and cultural region that makes up nearly one-third of Canada’s landmass and half of its coastline. Eighty-four percent of Inuit in Inuit Nunangat […]

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Northern Premiers discuss prosperity, reconciliation and sustainability in the North

June 14, 2019 Premier Sandy Silver hosted Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod and Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq in Dawson City on June 13 and 14 for the Northern Premiers’ Forum. The Premiers discussed building sustainable and thriving communities across the North and agreed to pursue long-term federal support for: reconciliation efforts, including addressing the Final […]

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Nelson: Trudeau couldn’t resist smearing Canadians – Calgary Herald

June 17, 2019 He couldn’t stop himself. No, for Justin Trudeau it was too tempting. The world was watching, after all. So after avoiding the question for 24 hours, he did what, in our bones, we knew he’d do. He agreed Canada was guilty of genocide in its dealings with Aboriginal peoples, following the same […]

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Federal cabinet to decide again on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion this week – CBC

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is slated to be in Calgary on June 19, a day after the decision is expected Jun 16, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet will decide Tuesday whether to greenlight the Trans Mountain expansion project, amid political and legal uncertainty for the pipeline the government bought last year for […]

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Canada’s Nunavut territory to get large slice of $40 million federal harvester support program – Radio Canada International

A national Inuit organization is pushing for Inuit to get a significant chunk of Ottawa’s promised $40 million for a harvester support program — and Nunavut is poised to get the largest slice. Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s (ITK) board decided last month that of whatever money it gets from the yet-to-be-finalized program, Nunavut Inuit will get […]

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Kenora MP Says Government Is Taking Action On MMIWG Final Report – CKDR.net

June 17, 2019 The federal government is already working on implementing some of the recommendations from the final report from the national Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Kenora Bob Nault says part of the conversation is improved basic infrastructure in First Nations communities. Nault says “better food, better quality of life. […]

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Statement by the Prime Minister on Icelandic National Day

Ottawa, Ontario – June 17, 2019 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Icelandic National Day: “Today, we join Icelandic communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the proclamation of the independent Republic of Iceland. “Canada and Iceland share a lasting bond as friends and allies, […]

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After harsh Twitter exchanges, Senate will look at new social media policy – National Post

OTTAWA — An independent senator is on a mission to get members of Canada’s upper house to stop being so nasty to each other on social media. Tony Dean says recent exchanges on Twitter involving senators and their staff have included “aggressive, harassing and, in some cases, bullying” behaviour. Dean, a former head of the […]

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NU Government: Corrections Act receives Royal Assent

Iqaluit, Nunavut (June 14, 2019) – Nunavut’s new Corrections Act has received Royal Assent. It ensures that the territory’s corrections system incorporates culturally-relevant programming and rehabilitation measures, founded in Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. “This made-in Nunavut Corrections Act will make Nunavut’s correctional system a leader in the protection of inmate rights and is a reflection of the […]

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Anishinaabe Nation Gathering 2019

June 14, 2019 It is our honour to invite all Anishinaabe leaders to the Anishinaabe Nation Gathering in Keeseekoowenin First Nation, Manitoba, Canada on August 13-16, 2019. The inaugural Anishinaabe Nation Gathering seeks to reunite our prosperous Nation and breakdown the Federal and Provincial borders that divide us. Language, culture, taxation, trade, jurisdiction and autonomy […]

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UN says Canada’s plan to rescue Wood Buffalo National Park not enough – National Observer

June 14th 2019 The status of Canada’s largest park as a World Heritage Site remains wobbly after a United Nations body expressed grave doubts about a federal plan to rescue it. “Considerably more effort will be needed to reverse the negative trends at a time when climate change combined with upstream industrial developments and resource […]

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Minister Goodale unveils Government of Canada’s plan to support Saskatchewan’s economic future

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada June 14, 2019 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Western Economic Diversification Canada The Government of Canada remains committed to growing the economy, creating good jobs, and keeping Canada competitive. That is why the Government, today, laid out priorities to accelerate western Canada’s growth, productivity, and competitiveness. The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister […]

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Minister Carr unveils Government of Canada’s plan to support Manitoba’s economic future

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada June 14, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Western Economic Diversification Canada The Government of Canada remains committed to growing the economy, creating good jobs, and keeping Canada competitive. That is why the Government of Canada, today, laid out priorities to accelerate western Canada’s growth, productivity, and competitiveness. The Honourable Jim […]

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Federal Indigenous child welfare reform bill one step closer to becoming law – APTN News

June 14, 2019 The federal government’s proposed changes to the First Nation, Metis and Inuit child welfare system is one step closer to becoming law. Bill C-92 passed third reading in the Senate Friday morning and has now been sent to the House of Commons but not without concerns brought up in debate. The proposed […]

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Paul Martin Receives Honorary Doctorate from Carleton University

Carleton University today conferred an honorary degree on The Right Honourable Paul Martin in recognition of his leadership in the Canadian government. In his address, Martin discussed the great challenges facing new graduates, specifically focusing on Indigenous issues and the climate change crisis. “Your generation will be defined by global warming,” said Martin. “This is […]

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Media Advisory: Industry and Indigenous groups come together to support original amendments to Bill C-69

OTTAWA, June 14, 2019  – On Monday, June 17, members of the Save Canadian Jobs Coalition will hold a joint press conference to call on Members of Parliament to support the Senate’s original amendments to Bill C-69, an Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation […]

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Statement from Minister François-Philippe Champagne on the Community Benefits Plan for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project

From: Infrastructure Canada June 14, 2019        Ottawa, Ontario        Infrastructure Canada Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, made the following statement commending Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and Bridging North America on their announcement of the Community Benefits Plan for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project: “The Gordie Howe International Bridge project […]

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Senate passes Indigenous Languages bill with amendments addressing Inuit concerns – APTN News

June 14, 2019 The Senate has passed legislation that lawmakers say could help save many Indigenous languages on the brink of extinction and facilitate the language revitalization currently underway in many Indigenous Nations. In a late evening sitting Thursday the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples delivered An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages with several amendments, […]

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Matt Gurney: Someone tell Trudeau he can’t be a reconciliation champion and the overseer of genocide at the same time – North Bay Nugget

The PM passing genocide off as some other wrong he can apologize for without needing to own any responsibility simply won’t work Six days after acknowledging that his country was guilty of genocide, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a press conference outside of Montreal and announced that Canada was going to take a hard line […]

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Throne Speech carves path forward for collaboration, putting people at the heart of decisions

June 14, 2019 The first session of the Sixty-sixth General Assembly of Prince Edward Island opened today with the reading of the Speech from the Throne by the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. The speech sets forth government’s mandate, outlining a plan that is reflective of political collaboration with a strong focus […]

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Third Crown-Métis Nation Summit Another Milestone on the Path to Reconciliation

June 13, 2019 The third Summit of Prime Minister Trudeau with the Métis Nation since the Liberals came to power in 2015 ended with the common resolve of the Prime Minister and Métis Nation leadership to continue their co-development of policies and programs to advance self-government and socio-economic development for the Métis people. In his […]

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First Nations prepare for influx of new members amid removal of sex-based discrimination from Indian Act – Globe and Mail

Canada’s largest First Nation is introducing a citizenship code to take control over its membership lists as the federal government prepares to enact legislation that could create tens of thousands of new status Indians while removing the last vestiges of sexism from the Indian Act. The Six Nations of the Grand River in Southwestern Ontario […]

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Indigenous senators must prevent Bill C-48 from threatening First Nations’ opportunities: Stephen Buffalo in the Financial Post – MLI

June 13, 2019 When Bill C-48, the proposed oil-tanker ban for northern B.C., has its third reading in the Senate in the coming days, Indigenous senators can play an important role in finding a compromise on the legislation so that First Nations across Western Canada can develop their economies and nations. It is certainly no […]

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Métis Nation of Alberta join Annual Summit with Government of Canada

Gatineau, Quebec (June 13, 2019) – Today, the Métis Nation of Alberta met with the Prime Minister, Right Honourable Justin Trudeau and several key cabinet ministers. The meeting was an Annual Summit between the Government of Canada and the governing members of the Métis National Council (i.e. Métis Nation of Ontario, Manitoba Métis Federation, Métis […]

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Report to Canadians 2019

Ottawa, Ontario – June 13, 2019 The Report to Canadians 2019 is now available to the public on ourcommons.ca. This annual report highlights the work undertaken by Members of Parliament and the efforts of the House Administration in supporting their activities. It presents information pertaining to the period from April 1, 2018, to March 31, […]

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Trudeau presented with Metis Nation’s highest honour at meeting in Ottawa – APTN News

June 14, 2019 The Metis Nation presented Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with its highest honour in Ottawa Thursday. Prior to a summit between Trudeau, selected ministers from his cabinet and leaders of the Metis Nation, Trudeau was presented with the Order of the Metis Nation. At the same news conference, both Trudeau and Metis National […]

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