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Statement by Premier King on Aboriginal Awareness Week

Premier Dennis King issued the following statement recognizing Aboriginal Awareness Week: “For close to 30 years, Aboriginal Awareness Week has helped Canadians and Islanders gain a greater understanding and appreciation for Mik’maq and other Indigenous cultures, histories and communities across our country. One of the reasons Prince Edward Island is such an incredible place is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202064 Views

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Indigenous goup to continue blockade over COVID-19 concerns in northern Manitoba – OttawaMatters.com

SPLIT LAKE, Man. — Members of northern Manitoba First Nations who are worried about the spread of COVID-19 say they will maintain blockades set up at the entrance to a hydroelectric construction site despite a court injunction. “Is life more important than a job? If that virus comes into our area and people start getting […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202042 Views

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Canada’s Capital Marks Manitoba 150 with Métis Nation Banners along Confederation Boulevard

May 19, 2020 On the 150th anniversary of Manitoba becoming Canada’s fifth province through the Manitoba Act 1870, the central role of Louis Riel and the Métis Nation in the founding of the province is being being commemorated in banners along Confederation Boulevard. The banner highlights the role of the Métis Nation in Manitoba’s entry […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202038 Views

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MCFN: Message from the Chief

I know the province is lifting some restrictions, however MCFN will not blindly follow their methods. We will evaluate and take the steps necessary to ensure the safety of our Nation. Please continue to practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of more than five people. MCFN continues to evaluate what’s happening internally and externally to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202034 Views

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BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Statement May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. This year’s theme is “breaking the silence”. “On this day we honour 2SLGBTQQIA+ (Two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual) individuals in our nations, communities, and families, and commit to equality, freedom, and healing from the negative impact that colonialism […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202037 Views

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Letter to Manitoba Premier re: Concerns on Keeyask project during COVID-19 pandemic

May 15, 2020 Premier Brian Pallister 204 Legislative Building 450 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8 Re: Concerns on Keeyask project during COVID-19 pandemic I am writing to you to request clarification on your government’s position on the Keeyask project. The Public Health Orders issued on April 30, 2020, by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202042 Views

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iPolitics AM: Scheer set to make the case for reopening the House as May 25 deadline looms – iPolitics

May 19, 2020 ALSO TODAY: COVID-19 special committee holds virtual meeting — Bloc Quebecois leader holds media availability — Theresa Tam briefs House health committee As the clock ticks down to the pre-set expiry date for the current House hiatus — which, barring an official request for an extension co-signed by all four recognized parties, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202051 Views

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Support for Community Organizations Helping Canadians

From: Employment and Social Development Canada May 16, 2020                            Gatineau, Quebec                  Employment and Social Development Canada Canadian charities and non-profit organizations are on the frontlines. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for their services is now greater than ever before and they are doing more with fewer donations and fewer volunteers. Today, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 202059 Views

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Opinion: The Five-Year Rule and Band Membership along the US-Canada border – Anishinabek News

From 1876 to 1952, individuals residing outside of Canada for five consecutive years were to be struck from Band lists by Indian Affairs according to the Indian Act. Apparently, according to James C. Phipps, Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs at Manitowaning in 1877, the 1876 Indian Act’s imposition of the five-year rule claimed that it […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 202030 Views

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Grand Chief Daniels Supports Funding for Fisheries

May 15, 2020 ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO) welcomes the announcement of up to $469.4 million in new measures to support Canada’s fish harvesters who have been hit by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The inland freshwater fishery is a multi-million dollar industry […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 202026 Views

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Representative’s Statement in honour of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 15, 2020 Who could have imagined where we are today? As we mark the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Sunday, we find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic that has caused us to stay indoors for weeks, to self-isolate and even – to some degree – to fear exposure to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2020121 Views

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Nunavik lifts restrictions on alcohol sales, shortens curfew – Nunatsiaq News

Committee in discussions on how to gradually re-open region Officials in Nunavik are starting to ease restrictions put in place to protect the region against COVID-19, starting with a shortened curfew and easier access to alcohol, the Kativik Regional Government announced this week. Co-op stores in both Puvirnituq and Kuujjuaq are now permitted to sell […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202078 Views

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FCM delivers next phase of asset management funding for municipalities

May 15, 2020 Ottawa—Providing communities with tools and support to improve their decision-making process ensures they can plan a healthy, safe and prosperous future for their residents. That is why the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is continuing to deliver on program objectives with our federal partners. Today, the Government of Canada and FCM launched […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202035 Views

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Billings council supports request for flow through traffic to be allowed on highways – Manitoulin Expositor

May 15, 2020 KAGAWONG – Billings Township council supports a call to allow traffic to flow directly through M’Chigeeng First Nation on Highways 540 and 551 with travellers not stopping in the community, while also supporting the First Nation’s efforts in trying to maintain the safety of its residents from the COVID-19 pandemic. “This letter […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202066 Views

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Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders sign rights and title MOU with feds, province – APTN News

May 14, 2020 “It’s a memorandum of understand, it’s not the end, it’s the beginning.” The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, along with the federal and British Columbia governments, signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday. The document will set of a series of talks related to rights and title in the territory. Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/wetsuweten-hereditary-leaders-sign-rights-and-title-mou-with-feds-province/

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202038 Views

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Wet’suwet’en, B.C. and Canada launch path to implement rights and title

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada May, 14, 2020 — Smithers, BC — Office of the Wet’suwet’en, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, BC Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Today, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs and the provincial and federal governments have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that recognizes Wet’suwet’en rights and title throughout […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202039 Views

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Morning Brief: Make sure to use two-factor authentication, health researchers – iPolitics

May 15, 2020 Good Friday morning, readers. Health researchers and groups working on Canada’s response to COVID-19 are facing an increased risk of hacking and espionage sponsored by other countries, the Toronto Star was told by this country’s intelligence groups. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Communications Security Establishment said in a joint […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202035 Views

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About-face on schools, Indigenous tour guides, more news – Montreal Gazette

Thursday, May 14, 2020: Here are some of the stories we’ve been following today. In his first visit to Montreal since the coronavirus outbreak began, Premier François Legault announced Thursday that elementary schools in the Greater Montreal region will not reopen until August or September, instead of May 25 as was previously planned. With 793 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202029 Views

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Historical day for Wet’suwet’en Nation, British Columbia and Canada – signing of Right & Title MOU

Today is a very momentous and historical day for the Wet’suwet’en Nation, British Columbia and Canada. The MOU recognizing Wet’suwet’en Title was signed today by all 3 parties virtually. See link below for signed MOU. /files/SIGNED_MOU_BC,_CANADA_AND_WETSUWETEN_MAY_14,_2020.pdf NT5

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202061 Views

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Minister says Indigenous ceremonies to continue despite COVID-19 – Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA – Canada’s Indigenous services minister says banning sacred ceremonies is a “dark stain” on the country’s history and they will be allowed to continue despite restrictions put in place due to COVID-19. “Even in the face of a historic pandemic, Canada must not and will not prohibit these important practices,” Marc Miller said Thursday. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202042 Views

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QIA – Public Service Announcement: Call for Applications

May 14, 2020 EVENT: Call for Applications; Culture and Community Initiatives, Kakivak Association, Nunavut Planning Commission, Nunavut Disabilities Council, Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, Nunavut Impact Review Board QIA Culture and Community Initiatives – Youth representative (one position, three-year term) The QIA Culture and Community Initiatives Committee (CCIC) receives its mandate from the QIA Board of Directors. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202062 Views

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The Government of Canada announces new measures for pleasure craft in northern communities

From: Transport Canada May 14, 2020    Ottawa    Transport Canada Ottawa — Keeping Canadians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic is the Government of Canada’s top priority. Transport Canada is working with the Public Health Agency of Canada, other levels of government, transportation industry stakeholders, and Indigenous peoples to ensure Canada’s transportation system remains safe and secure for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202079 Views

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Update: 2020-05-13, Lands, Estates and Membership Office of the Mohawk Council of Kanehsatake and Summer Hours – Important Information

UPDATE: The Lands and Estates department remains closed so there will be no land transfers, estate transfers or writing of last will and testaments until further notice.  Please be reminded that fillable wills can be found on website and can be sent to Amanda who will amend ensuring last will and testament is ready for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202065 Views

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This historic moment for a divided Wet’suwet’en is just one step in a long journey – Macleans.ca

A new agreement with B.C. and Ottawa is shifting focus from the gas pipeline to how the First Nation should be governed in the future It will probably happen in a private Zoom meeting, or something similar. There will be no fanfare. There will be no photo op. But even as a pandemic rages on, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202046 Views

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Gradual reopenings and the battle against superbugs; In The News for May 14 – MSN

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 14 … COVID-19 in Canada …. OTTAWA — Canada is slowly beginning to emerge from its COVID-19 cocoon, with the federal government poised to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202032 Views

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Opinion: Court decision heralds new chapter in Crown-First Nation relations – Edmonton Journal

Since time immemorial, the Cree and Dene peoples of the Fort McKay First Nation have hunted, trapped, and fished in the lands and waters around present-day Fort McMurray. As signatories to Treaty 8, our ancestors knew our lands would be used in new ways, but we were promised our traditional mode of living would co-exist […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202053 Views

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Alberta is ready for relaunch

With strict safety guidelines in place, Albertans can and should confidently support Alberta businesses as the province gradually relaunches the economy. “As we continue to carefully relaunch our economy, the safety of Albertans remains our top priority. Alberta businesses have demonstrated great resilience through this pandemic. Now it is time to show them our support. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202041 Views

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Federal COVID-19 supply council member quits over links to company that landed Indigenous Services contract – CBC

NDP MP Niki Ashton wrote Minister of Procurement asking if other members linked to contracts May 14, 2020 A member of a council created by the federal government to provide procurement advice during the COVID-19 pandemic stepped down late Wednesday evening over her ties to a company that landed a contract with Indigenous Services Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202055 Views

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iPolitics AM: Morneau to be quizzed over COVID-19 spending, deficit during virtual appearance at finance committee – iPolitics

May 14, 2020 ALSO TODAY: PM meets with nurses — Bank of Canada releases system review — Industry committee hears from telecos Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre may get another chance to cross-examine Canada’s finance minister over just how many tens of billions of dollars will be added onto the national debt as a result […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202063 Views

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Signing of Wet’suwet’en agreement could land Ottawa in court – CBC

Demands for minister’s resignation unhelpful, former AFN national chief says May 14, 2020 Despite objections from some elected leaders of the Wet’suwet’en First Nations, the federal and B.C. governments plan to sign an agreement with the hereditary chiefs that charts a path for transferring jurisdiction of their territory to its traditional leadership, a group that […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 202038 Views

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May 12, 2020 Statement – Wet’suwet’en Chiefs MOU and the Wet’suwet’en Members across the Yintah

SMITHERS – from the ancestral homelands of the Wet’suwet’en, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs issued the following statement today: “The Dinï’ze and Tsakë’ze have had several clan meetings, including meetings in person, and virtual meetings with clan/house members, band council members, youth, elders, people close to home and those far away. The discussions focus on the details […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202074 Views

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Premier’s Economic Opportunities Advisory Board Established to Lead Manitoba’s Economic Recovery and Growth

 May 13, 2020 Leaders in Wide Range of Sectors will Identify Opportunities for Unleashing Private-Sector Capital, Creating Jobs in Rebound from Pandemic: Pallister The provincial government has established the new Premier’s Economic Opportunities Advisory Board to chart Manitoba’s course for reopening its economy and renewing its growth in order to move the province forward from […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202092 Views

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COVID-19: Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions launches the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to support local economies

From: Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions Businesses across Quebec that are unable to access existing relief measures can now apply for funding under this new initiative Montréal, Quebec, May 13, 2020 – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are the backbone of our economy and our communities and, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202078 Views

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COVID-19: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency launches Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to support local economies

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Businesses across the territories can now apply for funding under new initiative May 13, 2020 – Iqaluit, Nunavut – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in uncertainty and anxiety for businesses and their employees. Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the heart of our […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202082 Views

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CivicAction Announces 2020 DiverseCity Fellows as Toronto Region Leadership Unites for COVID-19 Response

TORONTO (May 13, 2020) – Over the past few months Canada’s leaders have stepped up to address the COVID-19 pandemic. But as we move through recovery and build back a better region, there’s a unique opportunity to increase diversity in our leadership ranks and plug new voices into decision making tables. That’s why today the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202062 Views

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Premier should have recognized Indigenous Peoples’ history on province’s 150th birthday, professor says – CBC

There would be no Manitoba if it weren’t for the contributions of Indigenous people, Niigaan Sinclair says Manitoba’s history is Indigenous history, and it shouldn’t have been left out of the premier’s official address on the province’s 150th birthday, says an associate professor in the University of Manitoba’s Native studies department. Premier Brian Pallister failed […]

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Sask. suicide prevention plan needs teeth, says MLA – The Battlefords News-Optimist

The province of Saskatchewan announced a new suicide prevention plan on Friday, but critics are calling for more than that. They say legislation is needed in order for suicide prevention to work in the province. “There is definitely a difference between a bill and a plan. Unfortunately, they’ve announced that they’ve got a plan, instead […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202036 Views

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Statement by Minister Carolyn Bennett, Minister Miller, and Minister Vandal on Manitoba’s 150th Anniversary

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada OTTAWA, ONTARIO (May 12, 2020) – The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller and Minister of Northern Affairs, Daniel Vandal, issued the following statement today: “One hundred and fifty years ago, under the leadership of Louis Riel and the Métis people, Manitoba […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202077 Views

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Morning Brief: A tale of two tallies – iPolitics

May 13, 2020 Hello again, readers. If the Conservative Party leadership contest were held today, Peter MacKay might secure the most first-place votes but Erin O’Toole’s draw as party members’ preferred second-choice could make for a very close race, a new poll from Mainstreet Research suggests. A telephone survey of 6,624 party members conducted on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202036 Views

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Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs moving ahead with rights and title MOU with B.C. and Canada – CBC

Elected band chiefs called for negotiation process to be reset May 13, 2020 The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say they’re moving forward with signing a memorandum of understanding with B.C. and Canada on Thursday despite calls from elected band leadership to hit reset on the process. The purpose of the MOU is to provide guidance to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202064 Views

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MKO Recognizes and Honours First Nations Citizens on Manitoba’s 150th Birthday

May 12, 2020 Treaty Five Territory, Thompson, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. is issuing this statement in recognition that the Province of Manitoba turns 150 years old today. Manitoba became Canada’s fifth province through The Manitoba Act, which became law on May 12, 1870. “Although Manitoba has been a province for 150 years […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202058 Views

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Yellowhead Institute – Colonialism Of The Curve: Indigenous Communities & Bad Covid Data

ON MAY 9th, Indigenous Services Canada announced $250,000 in funding towards improving data collection for First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples impacted by Covid-19. Along with the funding came an admission that the data available to inform Indigenous responses to Covid-19 is insufficient. We’re now nearly two months into broad social distancing and life-altering responses […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 2020166 Views

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Memorandum of Understanding – Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, BC and Canada re: Wet’suwet’en Title

In links below please find correspondence sent to Wet’suwet’en membership and Band Councils regarding the Memorandum of Understanding  (MOU) between the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, BC and Canada regarding Wet’suwet’en Rights & Title. Draft Memorandum of Understanding /files/DRAFT_MOU_AGREEMENT.pdf MOU FAQ SHEET /files/FAQ_SHEET.pdf MAY 8, 2020 LETTER TO WET’SUWET’EN MEMBERSHIP AND BAND COUNCILS FROM WET’SUWET’EN HEREDITARY CHIEFS […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202071 Views

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Bennett won’t commit to delay signing of agreement on Wet’suwet’en land rights – Globalnews.ca

Indigenous-Crown Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett on Tuesday would not publicly commit to delay the signing of a memorandum of understanding reached between the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and the federal and B.C. governments earlier this year, despite multiple questions from Conservative MP Jamie Schmale. Schmale has called for a consultation process that honours both the Wet’suwet’en […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202046 Views

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Nunavut Impact Review Board gets new executive director – Nunatsiaq News

12 May 2020 The Nunavut Impact Review Board welcomes a new executive director, Karen Costello, on June 1. Until recently, Costello served as the director of operations and community services with Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada in Yellowknife. But many participants in the NIRB’s processes already know Costello from her past work in Nunavut […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202032 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Statement of Support for FSIN Call for First Nations Inclusion in Decision Making and Pandemic Planning Meetings

(Toronto, ON, May 11, 2020) – Please find a statement following regarding the Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald’s support for the recent call by the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), for First Nations to be included in federal pandemic planning meetings: “I support the call by Regional Chief Cameron and the FSIN for full […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202059 Views

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Carolyn Bennett Faces Calls To Resign Over Wet’suwet’en Controversy – HuffPost Canada

Elected chiefs say governments are not properly consulting First Nations. VANCOUVER — The elected leadership of several First Nations split over a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia are calling for the immediate resignation of Crown–Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett. In a statement released Monday, four elected Wet’suwet’en chiefs say the process by which […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202026 Views

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First Nations should include provisions for emergencies in election codes, experts say – CBC

First Nations election guidelines generally don’t include provisions for emergency situations May 12, 2020 Some experts are saying that First Nations across Canada should consider amending their election codes to include measures that would allow an election to be postponed in case of an emergency. The advice comes as leadership in some First Nations like […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202033 Views

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LMG Quarantine Powers

Chief and Council have delegated new authority to the Unified Command as per OIC #2549. To avoid any risk of infection, the LMG Health Director, or the Unified Command are authorized to order a person to self-isolate for a maximum period of 14 days if the person does not consent to voluntarily self-isolate and is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202034 Views

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Call for Expressions of Interest – Indigenous Capacity Support Program

May 11, 2020 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is making funding available through the Indigenous Capacity Support Program to support Indigenous peoples, communities and organizations to help develop skills to better participate in the impact assessment process. Indigenous peoples are key partners in project assessments. This funding, provided outside the context […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202040 Views

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