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National Métis group gave IT contracts to 2 companies linked to policy adviser – CBC

One company was registered as a not-for-profit created to help Chinese immigrants do business in Canada Jul 16, 2019 The Métis National Council (MNC), facing its second federal audit in the last seven years, paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to two companies directed by the same MNC policy adviser for IT-related work, according to […]

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Morning Brief: Surveys and shipyards – iPolitics

Jul 16, 2019 Good morning, readers. If you needed any more reminders that there’s an election on the horizon, we have the latest take-aways from a Mainstreet Research survey conducted for iPolitics to share this morning. The results suggest Canadians are divided on what major federal party leader is most capable of strengthening the country’s […]

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NWAC Elder Attending Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference to Advocate for the Rights and Interests of Indigenous Women

July 15, 2019 (Cranbrook, BC)– Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) Elder Rosanne Martin is attending today the Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference (EMMC) in Cranbrook to advocate for the rights and interests of Indigenous women. Elder Martin will be participating in conference sessions to raise concerns about the disproportionate impacts of industrial projects on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201955 Views

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NWAC CEO Urges United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People to Revisit Definition of the Crime of Genocide in International Law

OTTAWA, July 15, 2019 – In response to the release of the Final Report of the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) CEO Lynne Groulx met with United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People Victoria Tauli-Corpuz to discuss the definition of […]

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Statement: CAP advocates for children and families at Premiers’ meeting

July 9, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is pleased to participate in a meeting with Canada’s Premiers at Big River First Nation in Saskatchewan today. This meeting of the Council of the Federation is an opportunity for National Indigenous Organizations to raise issues pertaining to Indigenous children, youth, and families […]

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Dumas ‘should be forced to resign’ – Winnipeg Free Press

The woman who accuses Manitoba’s top Indigenous leader of sending her inappropriate text messages says he must apologize to her in person and be removed from office. “The point is, he’s an older man, twice my age, in a position of leadership, and he has a role to play on and off the job,” Bethany […]

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MNBC: Métis Rights & Reconciliation Engagement – Final Report Now Available

July 8th, 2019 On July 25, 2018, the Government of Canada and the Métis Nation British Columbia took an important step to renew and strengthen their government-to-government relationship by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on reconciliation. This MOU, co-developed by partners, represents a joint commitment to identifying challenges, opportunities and priorities. This MOU reflected […]

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Tungasuvvingat Inuit becomes Ontario Children, Youth & Family Designate Service Provider on July 1st

On April 1, 2018, the Ontario Government implemented Ontario’s Children, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA), that for the first time recognized Inuit of Ontario an distinct from First Nations. The CYFSA includes regulation-making authority to establish lists of First Nations, Inuit or Metis communities. Effective July 1, 2019, Inuit will be listed under the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201932 Views

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Missing and murdered: whose land is it, anyway? – NOW Magazine

Plus, Dora awards show clarification, Stones disappointment and keeping hate away from Pride in Letters To The Editor this week Genocide rewind Regarding Genocide Cover-up by Pamela Palmater (NOW, June 27-July 3). Despite the predations of Robert Pickton, the majority of the murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls were murdered by members of their […]

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‘Revel The Heart’ among slogans suggested for Manitoba’s 150th birthday – Chek News

WINNIPEG — Celebrations for Manitoba’s 150th birthday next year were almost given the slogans “Revel The Heart” and “Love Your Manitoba, Explore Someone Else’s.” The two phrases were among three options that advertising firm McKim Communications Group presented last fall to a committee organizing the celebrations, say documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201917 Views

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Awards of Excellence celebrates Vancouver’s most outstanding citizens

We’re so lucky that we have people, organizations, and businesses that are all dedicated to our community and helping others. Congratulations to all the winners. Mayor Kennedy Stewart July 13 2019 – Ten citizens and eight organizations were honoured last night at the annual Awards of Excellence ceremony, a City of Vancouver program that acknowledges outstanding […]

by pnationtalk on July 15, 201923 Views

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Parks Canada strikes 1st agreement with Indigenous group to run national historic site – CBC

Partnership comes after more than 20 years of advocacy by Timiskaming First Nation Jul 14, 2019 As Wayne McKenzie leans in to take a closer look at the twisted cedar branches off the coast of Lake Timiskaming in northwestern Quebec, he starts to sing a prayer. McKenzie’s Algonquin ancestors are buried at the foot of […]

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Nault celebrates with Obashkaandagaang First Nation the design and construction of a new community water treatment system – Net Newsledger

July 13, 2019 Obashkaandagaang First Nation – Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora riding), joined by Chief Marilyn Sinclair and the community of Obashkaandagaang First Nation (Washagamis Bay) announced the upcoming design phase for a new water treatment system in the community. “It is an honour to join Chief Sinclair, council, and community members today […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2019140 Views

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Speech: Building an Inclusive Canada: A National Disability Summit

May 9, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario Check against delivery. This speech has been translated in accordance with the Government of Canada’s official languages policy and edited for posting and distribution in accordance with its communications policy. Thank you, Senator Petitclerc, for the kind introduction. Welcome, everyone! I want to start by acknowledging that the land […]

by pnationtalk on July 15, 201923 Views

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On the road to Indigenous reconciliation, Doug Ford takes a detour – Toronto Star

July 13, 2019 Bad enough that Doug Ford stood up Indigenous leaders at this week’s Saskatchewan summit with his fellow premiers. What’s worse is how he has snubbed Indigenous people since winning power a year ago. Not merely slighting them on symbolism, but shortchanging them on substance. Not just from the start, but non-stop. Ford […]

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RCMP investigation triggered audit of national Métis organization – CBC

Métis National Council’s Minister of Finance David Chartrand says allegations made to RCMP are false Jul 15, 2019 The federal government launched an ongoing financial probe of a national Métis organization following a meeting with investigators with the RCMP, CBC News has learned. The federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Department hired Ernst & Young to conduct a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201933 Views

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Morning Brief: The Environment, the economy and the election – iPolitics

Jul 15, 2019 Good morning, readers. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent the weekend in Alberta, touting his government’s dedication to the environment and the economy at the Trans Mountain Edmonton terminal on Friday and do-si-do-ing over to Calgary for his traditional Stampede appearance. At the TMX terminal on Friday, Trudeau drove home that his party […]

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Welcoming Winnipeg: Reconciling our history phase two

Winnipeg, MB –The City of Winnipeg is developing a process and policy to guide how the City recognizes and commemorates various historical people and events, place names, plaques, signs, and street names. The City is launching the second phase of community engagement on this initiative, using community feedback gathered in phase one. Feedback gathered in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201940 Views

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Manitoba grand chief stepping down to ‘heal’ after texting scandal – APTN News

July 12, 2019 Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has announced will be stepping away from his position to “heal” after a woman accused him of inappropriately trying to contact her by text. On July 10, APTN News reported that Dumas had contacted 22-year-old Bethany Maytwayashing who says he sent her […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201943 Views

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Dene want court to force Carolyn Bennett back to the negotiating table – APTN News

July 11, 2019 Two Manitoba Dene First Nations are turning to the courts after Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett has refused to explain why she cancelled a meeting where a draft land claim agreement was expected to be signed. The Sayisi Dene and Northlands Denesuline First Nations have applied for a judicial review by […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201931 Views

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Canada’s Premiers Engage Federal Party Leaders

SASKATOON, SK, July 11, 2019 – Through their collaborative efforts, Premiers are working to improve the lives of Canadians. Recognizing the decision facing Canadians this fall leading up to the federal election, Premiers have written to federal party leaders outlining a number of priorities important for the country. Premiers released a letter they sent to the federal party […]

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Frustration and alienation:’ Jason Kenney tells premiers national unity threatened – The Daily Courier

National unity still threatened: Kenney July 11, 2019 SASKATOON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he still believes national unity is under threat despite two days of collaborative discussions with the country’s leaders. Kenney said his province contributes billions of dollars to Canada’s economy but is blocked by some jurisdictions from developing its resources. “The […]

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Premiers Committed to Economic Competitiveness and Responsible Resource Development

SASKATOON, SK, July 11, 2019 – Premiers agreed on the importance of balancing environmental stewardship with economic growth and competitiveness. They emphasized the need for a clear, predictable and timely environmental assessment process and for provinces and territories to be directly involved in federal legislative or regulatory development. Premiers stressed the important role of strategic […]

by pnationtalk on July 12, 201931 Views

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Media advisory: Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and the Manitoba Metis Federation to make an important announcement

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba — Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and the Manitoba Metis Federation to highlight a first-of-its-kind initiative for the Métis Nation. Date: July 12, 2019 Time: 9 a.m. (CDT) Where: Outside of […]

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Premiers Committed to Action on Climate Change, Disaster Mitigation

SASKATOON, SK, July 11, 2019 – Climate change is a global threat, with immediate and long-lasting, tangible impacts on the natural environment, public health and safety, as well as on infrastructure and the economy. Premiers reiterated the importance and urgency of timely action and their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to move towards achieving […]

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OTF: Update on the Transform Investment Stream

After considerable review, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has determined to not launch the Transform Investment Stream and to invest all funds into the existing Investment Streams; Seed, Capital, Grow and the Youth Opportunities Fund. This change was a result of updating our approach to building healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario, which was done through […]

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Residents of Faro to benefit from improved roads, water and wastewater infrastructure

From: Infrastructure Canada Faro, Yukon, July 11, 2019— The renewal of public roads and local water and wastewater systems is key to improving Yukoners’ quality of life by creating jobs, protecting waterways and positioning communities for growth. Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and […]

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Canada’s first federal accessibility legislation comes into force

From: Employment and Social Development Canada July 11, 2019              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada Accessibility in Canada is about creating communities, workplaces and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers. The Government of Canada believes that all Canadians deserve the same opportunities and chances at success and is pleased […]

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AUMA: Resources to support relationship building with Indigenous leaders

July 3, 2019 AUMA continues to hear from members about your interest in enhancing relations with First Nations, Métis Settlements, and Indigenous peoples living within municipal boundaries. Many municipal leaders have requested guidance on learning about Indigenous cultures and protocols when working with Indigenous leaders. Each Indigenous community will have a unique culture and protocols, […]

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Steven Guilbeault, Trans Mountain opponent, nominated as Montreal Liberal candidate – Globalnews.ca

Within a few minutes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s speech Wednesday night introducing his newest candidate for the fall election, a protester lifted up a sign and began screaming anti-pipeline slogans. The crowd of roughly 150 people went silent. The female protester demanded Trudeau respect Indigenous sovereignty and stop the expansion of the Trans Mountain […]

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Premiers Focused on Expanding International Trade and Relationships

SASKATOON, SK, July 10, 2019 – Canada and the United States (U.S.) are long-standing allies and neighbours who enjoy a partnership based on shared geography, economic and security interests, democratic values and family and personal relationships. Even with Canada’s close relationship with the U.S., continuing to build a strong and diverse economy for Canadian workers, […]

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Commissioner unveils Order of Yukon design, personal Coat of Arms and new exhibit at the Taylor House

The long awaited design of the Order of Yukon was unveiled today in the front yard of the Taylor House. The design incorporates the Yukon Crest over a fireweed on a ribbon in the colours of the flag of Yukon. The Order of Yukon was established in 2018 to recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence […]

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Premiers Committed to Enhancing Skills Development and Immigration

SASKATOON, SK, July 10, 2019 – Supporting effective labour mobility and foreign qualification recognition processes, ensuring workers can access needed skills and training, and building an inclusive and diverse labour market are essential to growing Canada’s economy and creating jobs. Premiers are committed to ongoing progress in these areas. Premiers also acknowledged the importance of […]

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Statement: At-risk Fraser Chinook and Sockeye salmon stocks face critical challenge from Big Bar natural rockslide

July 10, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia – Yesterday the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard Jonathan Wilkinson accompanied by Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development in British Columbia Doug Donaldson, were in Lillooet, B.C. to participate in a helicopter fly-over assessment of the Big Bar Landslide on the […]

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Dene ask Federal Court to order Minister Bennett back to the table

WINNIPEG, July 11, 2019 – Two days before the 20th anniversary of the start of negotiations to recognize Denesuline rights within their traditional territories in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, Sayisi Dene First Nation and Northlands Denesuline First Nation have been forced to file an Application for Judicial Review of Minister Carolyn Bennett’s decision shutting down negotiations. The Denesuline and Canada were on the verge […]

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Australia to hold a vote on finally recognizing indigenous people in the country’s constitution – CNN

(CNN)-Two years after the Australian government rejected a landmark plan to officially recognize indigenous people in the country’s Constitution, a top official said he will move forward with a national referendum on the issue. “I’m prepared to walk with people on all sides … and reach a point on which we can agree,” Indigenous Affairs […]

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Peguis First Nation Establishes Urban Reserve in Winnipeg

July 10, 2019 — Winnipeg — Treaty One Territory, Manitoba The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, congratulated Peguis First Nation today on the establishment of their urban reserve in the City of Winnipeg. The Addition to Reserve will create an urban reserve of 3.71 acres located at 1075 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba. […]

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Premiers, Indigenous leaders cover youth, economy at Big River FN – larongeNOW

Jul 10, 2019 The first day of historic Canadian premiers meetings, officially known as the Council of the Federation (CoF), wrapped up on the Big River First Nation Tuesday. For the first time, the Premiers met with Indigenous leaders on First Nation land. After celebrations to welcome the dignitaries to the community, the scene shifted […]

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‘A historic day’: Indigenous leaders meet with Canada’s premiers

Credits: CTV News Watch the full media availability with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and Indigenous leaders after meeting Canada’s premiers and territorial leaders to discuss their shared concerns. CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations.

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Trade, climate policy on agenda for premiers’ meeting in Saskatoon – CityNews Toronto

Jul 10, 2019 SASKATOON — Canada’s 13 premiers are expected to discuss trade and climate policy among other pressing issues when they sit down for their annual conference in Saskatoon. The closed-door meeting is taking place today and tomorrow at a downtown hotel. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is hosting the Conference of the Federation, and […]

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Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, and the Governments of Canada and Nunavut Sign Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement for Canadian Heritage Rivers

July 9, 2019 — Kugluktuk, NU —  Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada — Government of Nunavut — Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated For countless generations Inuit have relied on the land, sea and water ways as active stewards of the lands and waters in and around Nunavut. On this Nunavut Day, the Government of Canada, the […]

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New wave of female candidates makes splash ahead of 2019 campaign – CBC

16 candidates have declared so far for the territorial election, including 10 incumbents Jul 10, 2019 After the 2015 Northwest Territories election, it was difficult to argue that the territory didn’t have a gender balance issue in government. Just two female MLAs — Julie Green and Caroline Cochrane — were elected to the legislature, leaving […]

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Statement from Minister Bennett on Nunavut Day 2019

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ KUGLUKTUK, NUNAVUT (July 9, 2019) – The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Nunavut Day: “Today we celebrate Nunavut Day alongside the people of Nunavut. This year marks the 20th anniversary of […]

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‘A lot of work to do’: Premiers discuss child welfare with Indigenous leaders – The Globe and Mail

The head of the Assembly of First Nations had a receptive audience with most of Canada’s premiers Tuesday over the need to implement changes to reduce the number of Indigenous children in care. “We’ve got a lot of work to do. We’ve got 40,000 children in care and we know that’s not acceptable,” National Chief […]

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iPolitics AM: Trudeau welcomes anti-pipeline environmentalist to Liberal campaign team in Montreal – iPolitics

Jul 10, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be prepared to defend his recent decision to re-approve the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline extension when he hits the stage in Montreal this evening to formally nominate one of Quebec’s most high-profile environmentalists — and outspoken pipeline opponent — Steven Guilbeault as the party’s candidate of record […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201939 Views

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NTI: Affirming the Aspiration of Nunavut

(July 9, 2019 – Kugluktuk, Nunavut) The aspiration of Nunavut is a step closer as Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) seeks guidance for self-government from Inuit Elders and commits to becoming an Inuktut language workplace announced President Aluki Kotierk from Kugluktuk today. “Fifty years ago, Tagak Curley wrote to Elders seeking their vision and goals,” said […]

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New Ferry Service Begins on Northern Labrador Coast

July 9, 2019 For the first time in the province’s history, residents of northern Labrador communities are able to drive their vehicles onto their north coast ferry and continue their travels at their destination. Labrador Marine Inc.’s MV Kamutik W, the ferry formerly known as MV Hiiumaa, arrived in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Sunday evening […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201934 Views

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Response from Minister Wilkinson on the findings of study about Resident killer whales on the Pacific Coast

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada July 8, 2019 Vancouver, BC – Canada’s Pacific Coast is home to the killer whale, iconic to British Columbians and to all Canadians, and of profound and historic cultural significance for coastal First Nations. Scientific research helps us better understand the threats facing this important species so we can better […]

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Notice of BCAFN 16th Annual General Meeting & Elections

July 08, 2019 First Notice The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) will be hosting the 16th Annual General Meeting on September 18, 19 & 20 in the Gymnasium at the Musqueam Community Centre in Vancouver, BC. Date: Wednesday, September 18, Thursday, September 19, and Friday, September 20, 2019 Meeting Time: 8:30 am (Breakfast & Lunch provided […]

by pnationtalk on July 9, 201936 Views

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UBCIC: Follow-up report Canada’s Conduct at the Specific Claims Tribunal and the Need for Reform

July 4, 2019 Dear Mr. Matiation, The BC Specific Claims Working Group (BCSCWG) writes today to present its follow-up report Canada’s Conduct at the Specific Claims Tribunal and the Need for Reform which analyzes First Nations’ feedback on Canada’s behaviour at the Tribunal and argues that the challenges with Canada’s conduct at this body are […]

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