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Defence Minister wraps-up trip to Canada’s Arctic

From: National Defence August 16, 2018 – Ottawa (Ontario) – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan has wrapped up a three day visit to Canadian Armed Forces installations in the North where he saw first-hand how the Defence Team is enhancing its ability to operate in the Arctic and keep […]

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Media Advisory: Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day ceremony at City Hall

August 16, 2018 Media and the public are invited to attend events for Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day, celebrating the historic and ongoing partnership between the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and the City of Edmonton. A flag raising ceremony will take place at the Community Flag Pole at 8:15 a.m., near the Homeless […]

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Ontario’s first female regional chief is looking for unity in divisive times – TVO

With a new Tory government in place, what challenges lie ahead for RoseAnne Archibald — and for Indigenous people across the province? Aug 16, 2018 RoseAnne Archibald says leadership is in her DNA. She is the fourth chief in the Archibald family, and in July she became the first woman ever to be elected Ontario […]

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Congratulates Nishnawbe Ask Nation Re-Elected Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and the Newly-Elected Executive Council

(Toronto, August 15, 2018) On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald would like to congratulate re-elected Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and the newly-elected Executive Council on their election that took place earlier today at the NAN XXXVII Keewaywin Conference in the traditional territory of Chapleau Cree First Nation. “I would […]

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Canada and Prince Edward Island to make significant investments that will improve the lives of Canadians

Supporting new projects that build prosperous communities and transition to a clean growth economy Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, August 16, 2018—The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are working together to make long-term infrastructure investments that will create economic growth and well-paid middle-class jobs, build inclusive communities, and support a low carbon, green economy–leading to […]

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AMO around the corner – Northern leaders will express rail concerns – My Algoma Manitoulin Now

Aug. 15th, 2018 The Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s 2018 AMO Conference will host about 1,900 participants from hundreds of municipalities and organizations from across the province. Discussions will include the upcoming municipal election, rural development and Indigenous relations. Northern Ontario leaders will be looking for support from the provincial government in maintaining rail and/or […]

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Sagamok-Anishnawbek First Nation has a new chief and council – My Espanola Now

August 16, 2018 Nelson Toulouse brought home a decided victory with a total of 258 votes installing him as Sagamok’s new Gimaa. Carol Eshkakogan received 169 votes for the position, followed by Rhonda Stoneypoint-Trudeau with 130 votes. 88 votes went to Rhea Assinewe, 46 to Peter Owl Sr. and 8 to Renee Owl. Of the […]

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End of Greyhound service will affect rural Albertans – Lethbridge Herald

August 16, 2018 Greyhound Canada’s decision to cut services in Western Canada this fall will have a major impact on many rural Albertans, contrary to what Lee Harding wrote in his recent guest column (Aug. 11 Lethbridge Herald). Many Albertans – particularly those living in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities – rely on the Greyhound […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201818 Views

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Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler Re-Elected Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief – NetNewsLedger

16 August 2018 CHAPLEAU CREE FIRST NATION: Chiefs and proxies from Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s (NAN) 49 First Nations re-elected Alvin Fiddler, of Muskrat Dam First Nation, as Grand Chief during the XXXVII Keewaywin Conference today. “I am honoured to be re-elected as Grand Chief and I thank our Chiefs for giving me another strong mandate. […]

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Alvin Fiddler Re-elected NAN Grand Chief

CHAPLEAU CREE FIRST NATION:(August 15, 2018) Chiefs and proxies from Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s (NAN) 49 First Nations re-elected Alvin Fiddler, of Muskrat Dam First Nation, as Grand Chief during the XXXVII Keewaywin Conference today. “I am honoured to be re-elected as Grand Chief and I thank our Chiefs for giving me another strong mandate. I would […]

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BR Residential Schools Holiday – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 16, 2018  OTTAWA – The federal Liberal government wants to establish a holiday, or at least a tribute day, to acknowledge the dark legacy of Canada’s residential school system. The government has been consulting with Indigenous organizations about creating a holiday to honour survivors and raise awareness about the […]

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BR Macdonald Statue – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 16, 2018  VANCOUVER – The artist who created a statue of John A. Macdonald that was removed by the City of Victoria says Canada’s first prime minister was not the only leader involved in the residential school system. John William Dann of Vancouver says if the Macdonald sculpture is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201816 Views

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Terry Goodtrack MPA, B.Admin, CPA, CGA, CAFM, CAPA, C.Dir President & CEO, AFOA Canada

NationTalk Scene @ at the recent Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Summit in Vancouver speaks with Terry Goodtrack who discusses AFOA Canada’s upcoming national conference held at the Shaw Centre October 2-4, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario. The 19th Annual Conference will focus on Human Capital – Balancing Indigenous Culture and Creativity with Modern Workplaces. For […]

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BR Virani Singh Bernier – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 16, 2018 OTTAWA – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is under mounting pressure to denounce his M-P, Maxime Bernier’s public statements against multiculturalism and kick him out of caucus. In a series of tweets posted Sunday, Bernier said promoting too much diversity could have the effect of dividing Canada into […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201812 Views

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Media Advisory – Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development for Newfoundland and Labrador and Chief Eugene Hart to Announce the Opening of the Shusheshipan Youth Group Home

From: Indigenous Services Canada Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation, Newfoundland and Labrador – Please be advised that Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development for Newfoundland and Labrador and Chief Eugene Hart of Sheshatshiu Innu First […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201825 Views

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Bigger Canada Child Benefit

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Canadian families now receive more money thanks to the indexed Canada Child Benefit August 15, 2018 Burnaby, British Columbia 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 […]

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Media Advisory – Métis Nation of Ontario Annual General Assembly in Peterborough will focus on Métis rights and self-government

PETERBOROUGH, ON, Aug. 15, 2018 – From August 17-19, 2018, over 400 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) leaders, citizens and supporters from across Ontario will participate in the 25th MNO Annual General Assembly (AGA) being held at the Showplace Performance Centre at 290 George Street North in Peterborough. Métis rights, self-government and the celebration of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201837 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Dempster to Join MP Jones and Chief Hart to Announce New Placement Resource for Innu Children and Youth

Children, Seniors and Social Development August 15, 2018 The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, will join Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, and Chief Eugene Hart, Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation tomorrow (Thursday, August 16) to announce a […]

by aanationtalk on August 15, 201826 Views

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TSB deploys a team of investigators to the site of a marine occurrence in the North Arm of the Fraser River, British Columbia

Richmond, British Columbia, 15 August 2018 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Richmond, British Columbia, where the tug George H Ledcor capsized and sank while towing the loaded gravel barge EVCO 55. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent […]

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Knocking down statues no way to address a troubled history, McKenna says – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2018 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The minister responsible for Parks Canada says tearing down statues is not the solution when it comes to addressing the darker side of Canadian history. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has asked the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to look at […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201838 Views

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Get your hockey sticks’: Maine Indigenous leader calls for Canada to be tougher in fish passage fight – CBC

Aug 15, 2018 Paul Bisulca says Canada should use its authority to insist on better fishways for St. Croix gaspereau An Indigenous leader in the state of Maine says Canada needs to take a tougher stance in the fight to open more of the St. Croix River to migrating fish like gaspereau. The St. Croix […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201824 Views

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AFN BULLETIN – August 2018

AFN BULLETIN – August 2018 Update on 2018 AFN Annual General Assembly And Election for National Chief Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly and Election for National Chief – July 24 to 26, 2018 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) hosted the 39th Annual General Assembly (AGA) and election for National Chief in Vancouver, British […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201841 Views

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St. Albert: City Releases Census Results

August 13, 2018 INITIAL RESULTS SHOW POPULATION NOW 66,082 The City of St. Albert has released the initial results of the 2018 Municipal Census, which show the city’s population has reached 66,082. This represents an increase of 1.1 per cent per year, or about 719 people per year, in the city’s population since the last […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 201822 Views

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NAN XXXVII Keewaywin Conference

Draft agenda – Agenda subject to change without notice Streaming will occur for the duration of the NAN XXXVII Keewaywin Conference August 14-16, 2018 Please be advised we are experiencing technical issues and the video feed may be disrupted. NT5

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Rural Canada doesn’t need subsidies to fill the Greyhound gap: Sean Speer and Ken Coates in the Globe and Mail – MLI

August 14, 2018 The recent announcement that Greyhound will cancel bus services in Northern Ontario and parts of Western Canada has provoked strong reactions – ranging from despair to calls for the affected towns “to die.” Both are wrong. There are more options for rural Canada than a binary choice between taxpayer subsidies to restore […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201818 Views

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Apuiat wind power project – The CAQ does not understand a thing

WENDAKE, QC, Aug. 14, 2018 – “The AFNQL thinks that any political party which excludes First Nations from Quebec’s economy is wrong”, has stated Chief Ghislain Picard, while questioning the real motives of François Legault, Leader of the CAQ, in his opposition to the Apuiat wind power project. “The position of Coalition Avenir Québec in […]

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McKenna Statues – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 15, 2018  OTTAWA – The minister responsible for Parks Canada says tearing down statues is not the solution when it comes to addressing the darker side of Canadian history. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has asked the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to look at how to address […]

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NDP try again to get Northlander commitment from new Tory government – My North Bay Now

Aug. 15th, 2018 An attempt by the NDP to get a commitment from the new government on when the Tories will bring back the Northlander has failed. Rookie MPP Guy Bourgouin, who represents the new riding of Mushkegowuk-James Bay, said the north is slowly losing its transportation modes. “First the train to Cochrane was cut, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201812 Views

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People who helped name new bridge endured racism, committee hears – StarPhoenix

August 15, 2018 Naming a new Saskatoon bridge to honour Indigenous heritage heralded a new era for city hall, but the people involved also encountered racism, a city council committee heard. The process for naming the new Chief Mistawasis Bridge entailed an unprecedented level of community engagement and also involved the Indigenous community. The name […]

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Recent cases of anti-Indigenous racism in Southern Alberta town aren’t “isolated instances,” Indigenous activists say – Thestar.com

Aug. 14, 2018 CALGARY—A small Southern Alberta town has made recent headlines for not one, but two alleged incidents of anti-Indigenous racism, prompting activists to say these are not “one-off events.” First, a Cardston doctor allegedly told a group of homeless Indigenous people to “get a job” and sardonically offered them Tylenol 3s in May. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201822 Views

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Caldwell First Nation Chief Says She Is Being Silenced – Blackburn News

August 15, 2018 The Chief of Caldwell First Nation says she has been locked out of her office. Chief Mary Duckworth was placed on leave June 13 by her council and says she “feels like she is being silenced.” An audit looking into finances surrounding a 2016 Pow Wow was being done but that was […]

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NCC’s communal salmon fishery for southern Labrador closes today!

August 15, 2018 NCC’s communal salmon fishery for southern Labrador (Fish Cove Point to Cape Charles) closes today, August 15. All nets must be removed from the waters by 6:00 p.m. Please return your catch log and all unused tags to your nearest NCC office as soon as possible. NT5

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Ottawa plans to announce new stat holiday – CTV News

August 15, 2018 OTTAWA – The federal government is planning to announce a new statutory holiday to mark Canada’s destructive residential school legacy. CTV News has confirmed that the government is consulting with Indigenous groups ahead of moving forward with declaring an annual day to acknowledge what has been declared a time of cultural genocide […]

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Federal Government continues investing to protect water quality in the North

“As Northerners who enjoy being around lakes, we very much appreciate Northwestern Ontario’s abundance of freshwater.” (KENORA) August 15, 2018 – Recently, the Government of Canada announced more than $480,000 in funding to Grand Council Treaty #3 and the Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation to protect and enhance water quality in the Kenora riding.  Funding for the two […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 20189 Views

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NAN Elections Taking Place Today – 89.5 The Lake FM

August 15, 2018 Two people are vying for the position of Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation. Incumbent Alvin Fiddler from Muskrat Dam First Nation and Rosemary McKay from Bearskin Lake. Eight candidates are running for the three positions of Deputy Grand Chief. The vote is taking place today and will be livestreamed on […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201812 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Bennett to address the Métis Nation of Ontario Annual General Assembly

Peterborough, Ontario – Please be advised the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will participate in the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Métis Nation of Ontario Annual General Assembly. Date:  August 16, 2018 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (EST) Where: Pavillion Beavermead Park 211 Ashburnham Drive Peterborough, Ontario For more information: James Fitz-Morris Director of Communications and […]

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Plaque replacing Sir John A. Macdonald statue defaced, Victoria keeping monument – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2018 VICTORIA _ An offer from Ontario to find a new home for a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald has been declined by the city of Victoria. Mayor Lisa Helps says the city is carefully storing the statue of Canada’s first prime minister after recently removing it from the grounds […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201825 Views

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AMC: Manitoba Hydro targeting First Nations ratepayers

Treaty One Territory, MB – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is responding to news that Manitoba Hydro is asking the Manitoba Court of Appeal to overturn the Public Utilities Board (PUB) decision to create a new ‘First Nation on Reserve’ residential rate class. The PUB made its decision after carefully considering thousands of pages […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201822 Views

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AIAI: AFN Resolution – First Nations Determination to the Path to Decolonization

Please see attached link to the resolution that was passed on July 26th at the Annual General Assembly of the Assembly of First Nations in Vancouver.  The resolution discusses The First Nations inherent right to self-determination and how it pre-exists contact with the external government.  Our rights cannot be surrendered, extinguished or modified like what […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201817 Views

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Métis Nation Annual General Assembly Adopts Motion to Support Trans Mountain Pipeline

Lac La Biche, Alberta (August 13, 2018) – At the Métis Nation of Alberta’s 90th General Assembly yesterday, delegates voted in favor of a resolution supporting the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which also included a component for Indigenous ownership and equity. The McMurray Métis and the Métis Nation of Alberta united on the motion, with McMurray […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201823 Views

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Communiqué: Energy and Mines Ministers Agree that Improving Competitiveness and Environmental Sustainability are Key to Future Development of Natural Resources

Marking the conclusion of the annual three-day Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference (EMMC), hosted by Nunavut, Canada’s energy and mines ministers agreed today to act to increase the country’s competitiveness in these respective sectors by eliminating barriers to investment, promoting market diversification, and improving the efficiency and timeliness of regulatory processes. To that end, the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201848 Views

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Indigenous-led committee will help pick a new name for Amherst Street – CBC

Street will be renamed after an Indigenous person who helped shape the city Aug 14, 2018 The Plante administration is creating a committee of Indigenous people to help pick a new name for Amherst Street. The street will be renamed after an Indigenous person who helped shape the city, and the committee will come up […]

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Macdonald took land from First Nations – Times Colonist

August 14, 2018 Few people will doubt that in establishing the residential school system, Sir John A. Macdonald had contempt for the languages and culture of Canada’s Indigenous people, but that was not his only crime. Here on Vancouver Island, he gave a enormous swath of Aboriginal land, without consultation or compensation, to Robert Dunsmuir […]

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami in Inuvik for presidential election – CBC

Annual general meeting kicks off Wednesday Aug 14, 2018 Members of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) are in Inuvik, N.W.T. this week, preparing for their annual general meeting and presidential election. Three candidates are vying for organization’s top job — Peter Williamson, former MP Peter Ittinuar, and incumbent president Natan Obed. The election is taking place […]

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Canada still has an ‘Indian Affairs’ department, 1 year after the government promised change – Global News

August 13, 2018 Canada hasn’t had an “Indian Affairs” minister in the public eye since 2011. But that title, for both the minister and the department, is still legally on the books as of August 13, and used across government websites. The most recent case is found in a document pertaining to the assignment of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201826 Views

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Lieutenant Governor to visit communities in Northern Ontario

August 14, 2018 August 14, 2018. Her Honour the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will conduct official visits to the Town of Moosonee, Moose Cree First Nation, City of Timmins, and Esker Lakes Provincial Park during a tour of the region from Tuesday, August 14 to Friday, August 17, 2018. Itinerary Tuesday, August […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201818 Views

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Election chief and council in Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation – My Espanola Now

August 13, 2018 Members of Sagamok-Anishnawbek First Nation will be going to the polls. There are several nominees running for chief and council in the First Nation. Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 15th is Election Day. Polls open in the Millenium Centre at nine am and close at eight am. The results will be released Thursday. Read […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201824 Views

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Victoria plans to keep removed John A. Macdonald statue, says mayor – CBC

‘I expected the controversy. I expect that there’ll be more controversies,’ says Lisa Helps Aug 14, 2018 Victoria’s mayor says the city has no intention of getting rid of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue that was recently removed from the steps of city hall, after the Ontario government wrote asking about acquiring it. The […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201815 Views

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Peter Ittinuar emphasizes communication in his run to lead ITK – Nunatsiaq News

August 13, 2018 There are 4,000 Inuit who speak Inuktitut only, and ITK is charged to be the unifying body of Inuit This is the second of the profiles of the three candidates running for the position of president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami to appear in Nunatsiaq News. ITK’s board of directors will pick a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201816 Views

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Natan Obed seeks re-election as ITK president – Nunatsiaq News

August 14, 2018 “I do hope that I have proven to Inuit that I have the best possible approach” This is the third of the profiles of the three candidates running for the position of president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami to appear in Nunatsiaq News. ITK’s board of directors will pick a new leader in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201813 Views

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