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Bob Nault – Innovation thrives in Northern First Nation communities – NNL

15 January 2018 KENORA – A new year always brings with it a sense of optimism regarding what lies ahead. In my tenure, I have been fortunate enough to see a number of innovative projects developing throughout the North. The following examples demonstrate a number of exciting initiatives underway in our riding’s First Nation communities. […]

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Province Establishes Steering Committee to Oversee Implementation of Look North Recommendations

January 15, 2018 A Northern-inspired Movement For Economic Growth: Wharton A northern steering committee has been established to help co-ordinate and oversee the next steps and implementation of the Look North Report and Action Plan for Manitoba’s Northern Economy, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced yesterday in Flin Flon at a meeting with community and local […]

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Government of Yukon and Teslin Tlingit Council sign intergovernmental agreement to work together on shared priorities

January 12, 2018 Today, Premier Sandy Silver and Teslin Tlingit Council Naa Sháade Háni Richard Sidney met in Teslin to sign an intergovernmental agreement. The agreement will help the governments successfully facilitate economic, social, cultural and development initiatives. It will also enhance government-to-government collaboration and reconciliation by outlining shared priorities and creating a plan to address these […]

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Premier McLeod on the Induction of Bob Gannicott into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

YELLOWKNIFE (January 12, 2018) — The following statement is from Premier Bob McLeod on the induction of Arctic mineral exploration pioneer Bob Gannicott into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame this past week: “The late Bob Gannicott’s induction into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame is indicative of the life-long commitment to the North that he […]

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Someone needs to take ownership of MMIWG inquiry: NWAC – APTN News

January 12, 2018 The fallout from another resignation at the missing and murdered Indigenous women’s inquiry continued Friday. “We’re not quite two weeks into the New Year and to hear about this resignation, the (executive director) has only been there for less than three months,” said Francyne Joe, president of the Native Women’s Association of […]

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Paper ballots protect against hacks, but other election cyberthreats loom – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 13, 2018  By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ As the potential for cyberattacks to undermine the democratic process becomes alarmingly clear, Canadians can take some comfort in the fact that national elections in this country are still conducted the old-fashioned way. Canada is not immune to cybermischief aimed at suppressing […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201816 Views

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Foreign Affairs Minister’s itinerary at Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula

January 14, 2018 – The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will co-host the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula with the Honourable Rex Tillerson, United States Secretary of State, on January 15 and 16, 2018, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. All events below […]

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Trump has kept many promises during his first year in office – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jan 15, 2018 By Calvin Woodward And Jill Colvin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump often brags that he’s done more in his first year in office than any other president. That’s a spectacular stretch. But while he’s fallen short on many measures and has a strikingly thin legislative record, Trump […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201823 Views

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Province, Maa-nulth strengthen treaty relationship

For Immediate Release 2018IRR0001-000034 Jan. 12, 2018 Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Maa-nulth First Nations VICTORIA – British Columbia and the five Maa-nulth First Nations are strengthening and affirming their treaty partnership through a new government-to-government agreement. This unique agreement was signed today by the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and leaders of the […]

by aanationtalk on January 12, 201860 Views

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Sen. Murray Sinclair: Our children do not set out in life to fail – Macleans

Our children are the ongoing prize in the cultural war that Canada declared against us over 150 years ago. Sen. Murray Sinclair January 11, 2018 Our children are the ongoing prize in the cultural war that Canada declared against us over 150 years ago. Canada may believe that the war is over, but until the […]

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The Prime Minister announces a change in the senior ranks of the Public Service

Ottawa, Ontario – January 12, 2018 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following change in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Lisa Campbell, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Defence and Marine Procurement, Public Services and Procurement Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs, effective February 5, 2018. The Prime Minister took the […]

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Rebooting Canada’s failed NAFTA strategy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 12, 2018 13:14 By Danny Lam, Research Associate Environment & Security, University of Waterloo THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Danny Lam, Research Associate Environment […]

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Nunatsiavut Elections Office opens

January 12, 2018 The office of the Nunatsiavut Elections Officer (NEO) has officially opened to begin preparations for the May 1, 2018 general elections for Ordinary members to the Nunatsiavut Assembly. The office is currently reviewing the voters roll. Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement who have changed addresses in recent years are […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201838 Views

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Pauktuutit announces 2018 Annual General Meeting

OTTAWA – Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada will be holding its Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, on January 19, 2018. The Board of Directors will be reporting on activities conducted during the 2016/17 fiscal year. The meeting is open to the public, and will be held at the Hotel Novotel Ottawa at 33 Nicholas […]

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Minister Morneau Announces Pre-Budget Consultations Wrap-up

From Department of Finance Canada Canadians encouraged to offer their ideas by January 26 on how to grow and strengthen the middle class January 12, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada When you have an economy that works for the middle class, you have a country that works for everyone. The investments […]

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Why local Indigenous leaders literally stood to hold Canada’s PM accountable – CBC

Indigenous issues centre stage town hall attended by 2,300 people and several loud hecklers Jan 12, 2018 Every time Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was faced with a question related to Indigenous issues at Thursday’s town hall, Oneida Nation of the Thames Chief Randall Phillips stood before him in silence. “I wanted to be a visible […]

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Move to add Indigenous name to iconic ‘Welcome to Cape Breton’ sign – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 12, 2018  PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. _ A Cape Breton mayor wants the island’s traditional Mi’kmaq name added to the iconic sign welcoming visitors to the island. The updated sign on bridge linking the island to the mainland would read “Welcome to Cape Breton/Unama’ki,” adding the name used by Mi’kmaq residents and institutions. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201826 Views

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Public Statement from Mushkegowuk

January 10, 2018 Praying for a Renewed Health Service Relationship Mushkegowuk Council’s Deputy Grand Chief Rebecca Friday, is in final (4th) day of a Spiritual Fast Ceremony in a traditional teepee outside the Weeneebayko General Hospital in Moose Factory. The fasting ceremony and prayer is very sacred and spiritual. During this ceremony Deputy Grand Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201825 Views

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New infrastructure projects to benefit communities across the Northwest Territories

From Infrastructure Canada Behchokǫ̀, Northwest Territories, January 11, 2018—Investing in local infrastructure supports the unique needs of northern communities. The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories, together with local community governments, are investing in modern public infrastructure that will help create jobs, while improving Northern Canadians’ quality of life and contributing to stronger communities. […]

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BR NS Minority Voting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 12, 2018  HALIFAX – The Acadian Federation of Nova Scotia says an independent committee’s recommendations on electoral boundaries is a “win” for the Acadian community. Federation president Ghislain Boudreau says it is pleased with a report saying the province should ensure black and Acadian minorities have a bigger say […]

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BR Canada North Korea – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 12, 2018 OTTAWA – U-S State Department officials confirm China and Russia were not invited to a meeting next week in Vancouver to discuss relations with North Korea. Canada and its Korean War allies will be mulling ways to tighten the screws on North Korea in response to its […]

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Ministerial Meetings and Travel Expenses for December 2017 – Government of NT

YELLOWKNIFE (January 11, 2018) – As part of its ongoing commitment to increase accountability and transparency, the Government of the Northwest Territories launched the Public Engagement and Transparency website in the spring of 2017. This website responds to direction in the mandate of the Minister of Public Engagement and Transparency to promote awareness about information […]

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Canada, allies to discuss whether to start intercepting North Korean vessels – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 11, 2018 By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada and its Korean War allies will sit down in Vancouver next week to mull ways to tighten the screws on North Korea _ including whether to intercept North Korean shipping. U.S. State Department officials confirmed that China and Russia were not […]

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NYC to keep controversial statues but add historical markers – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jan 11, 2018 NEW YORK _ A commission created to figure out what to do with controversial statues and monuments on New York City property has recommended that most be kept where they are with historical markers added to give additional context, with just one moved from its high-profile location. Mayor Bill de […]

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Groups record voting rights abuses against Native Americans – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jan 11, 2018 By Felicia Fonseca THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ Election sites far from reservations. Poll workers who don’t speak tribal languages. Unequal access to early voting sites. Native Americans say they have encountered a wide range of obstacles to voting. Advocates have been spending the last few months gathering stories […]

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MNBC: Call For Interests for (2) Regional Employment & Training Committee Members (Volunteer Position)

Call For Interests for (2) Regional Employment & Training Committee Members (Volunteer Position) January 10th, 2018 Expressions of Interest Invited to fill (volunteer) RETC Vacancies RETC vacancies exist in Region 2 (Lower Mainland) for two members. The Criteria for the RETC position: Must be a Métis Citizen or self-identified Métis person residing within the region […]

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs calls on Premier Pallister to stop Manitoba’s divide and conquer tactics in child welfare reform

Jan 10, 2018 TREATY ONE TERRITORY _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) remains resolute that First Nations must lead child welfare reform in Manitoba, and calls on Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister to ensure Manitoba Minister of Families Scott Fielding respects First Nations jurisdiction and stops his continued divisive and unilateral approach to child welfare […]

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 201857 Views

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Baloney Meter: will Liberal carbon tax really mean paying more for everything? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 11, 2018  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ “All Canadians can now expect to pay more for everything.” _ Conservative party fundraising email — As Canadians shivered through a brutal cold snap in recent weeks, anyone on the Conservative Party of Canada’s fundraising list may have felt they had even […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201841 Views

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Minister Hajdu invites Canadians to share their input on modernizing federal labour standards

January 11, 2018          Ottawa, Ontario           Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada knows that as workplaces evolve, so too must the labour standards in those workplaces. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that Canadians will have the opportunity to share their views on how federal labour […]

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Beyak engaged in form of ‘genocide denial’ over residential school comments: advocate – APTN News

January 11, 2018 The former head of the Canadian Jewish Congress says a Canadian senator must be condemned for her controversial comments about Indian residential schools. “What the senator has engaged in is a form of a genocide denial,” said Bernie Farber, the former CEO of the CJC. “To deny the pain and the tragedy […]

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New Maryland and Oromocto First Nation residents to benefit from public infrastructure projects

New Maryland, New Brunswick, January 11, 2018—The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are working together to provide residents and businesses with modern, reliable and sustainable public infrastructure that will help safeguard public health and improve the quality of life for New Brunswickers. Today, Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable […]

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BR Vancouver Election – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 11, 2018  Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says he was planning to seek a fourth term, but after giving it more thought over the holidays, he has decided not to seek re-election this fall. Robertson made his announcement yesterday, saying more than a decade in the political arena has kept […]

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Government of Canada supports community infrastructure for Oneida Nation of the Thames

January 10, 2018     Ottawa, Ontario     Department of Indigenous Services Canada During a visit to Oneida Nation of the Thames today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, was pleased to confirm new investments in community infrastructure. The Department of Indigenous Services Canada is investing $220,000 for renovations to 10 homes in the community. This complements […]

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BR Canada North Korea – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 11, 2018  OTTAWA – China is warning Canada that an international summit on North Korea in Vancouver next week might do more harm than good. The Canadian government is keeping a tight lid on which countries have been invited and plan to attend Tuesday’s meeting, which Foreign Affairs Minister […]

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Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson not seeking re election this fall – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 10, 2018  Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has announced he’s not seeking re-election this fall after three terms in office. Robertson said he reflected on his future in politics over the holidays and decided it’s time to step aside. “Ten years is a long time in politics. An important part of leadership is […]

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Vote on Ideas for the 2018 Ontario Budget

Up to $5 Million will Bring Voter-Selected Ideas to Life January 10, 2018 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Finance Ontario is inviting the public to vote on ideas submitted through Budget Talks, an innovative online consultation to develop policies that will be part of Ontario’s future. This year more than 700 ideas were submitted in five […]

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Former Edmonton mayor and PC cabinet minister runs for Alberta Party leadership – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 10, 2018  By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Former Edmonton mayor and one-time Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Stephen Mandel has returned to the political arena, announcing he will run to lead the fledgling Alberta Party. Mandel says he ran for mayor because Edmonton lacked vision and says the same is […]

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An Apology for Reconciliation – Arctic Journal

On November 24, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to former indigenous residential school students in Newfoundland and Labrador, including Nunatsiavut Inuit. Recognizing and resolving out – standing human rights abuses is a necessary part of the renewed Inuit to Crown relationship and is instrumental for healing and reconciliation. I am thankful for the leadership shown […]

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Trudeau ethics report warning to MPs about meeting with friends: watchdog – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 10, 2018  OTTAWA _ The former House of Commons ethics watchdog says her report on Justin Trudeau’s controversial family vacation is a warning to the prime minister and other politicians when they meet people they consider old pals. Mary Dawson’s decision that Trudeau and the Aga Khan, a wealthy spiritual leader, couldn’t […]

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Manitoba Metis Federation President Awarded Sovereign Medal

January 9, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – Today MMF President David Chartrand was awarded the Governor General’s Sovereign Medal for Volunteers. The medal was presented by Lieutenant Governor Janice Filmon at Government House. “I am truly honoured and humbled to receive this medal,” said President Chartrand. “But it is not a medal meant for me alone. […]

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RBC Taylor Prize Jury Names 2018’s Five Best Books

CHRISTINE ELLIOTT, Anne Giardini, and James Polk, the three members of the RBC Taylor Prize jury took to the podium to announce the five finalists for the seventeenth RBC Taylor Prize, The January 10th morning press conference was held at the Toronto Omni King Edward Hotel. The five 2018 finalists are: Island of the Blue Foxes: […]

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Residential school survivor slams ‘disconcerting and cowardly’ letters posted to Lynn Beyak’s website – CBC

Lawrence Norbert says letters posted to Lynn Beyak’s website should be signed with first and last names Jan 10, 2018 One of the first residential school survivors to speak publicly about sexual and physical abuse in Canada’s residential schools accused Sen. Lynn Beyak of cowardice for posting racist letters to her Senate website that were […]

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Resignations prompt P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan to shuffle his cabinet – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 10, 2018  CHARLOTTETOWN _ Decisions by two senior cabinet ministers to leave politics have prompted a major cabinet shuffle in Prince Edward Island. The changes were announced Wednesday as Finance Minister Allen Roach and Agriculture and Fisheries Alan McIsaac issued statements saying they were leaving cabinet but would continue serving as members […]

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Colombia withdraws negotiator in setback for peace talks – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jan 10, 2018 By Christine Armario THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOGOTA _ Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said new rebel attacks Wednesday have prompted him to recall his chief negotiator to peace talks with the country’s last remaining insurgent group in a setback for efforts to end a half-century of political violence in the […]

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We cannot move forward without looking back’ – TheSpec.com

The chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation is also a poet If his Grade 8 English teacher hadn’t made those corrections, we would have had another 18 years of Stacey Laforme’s poetry. Laforme, who in December was elected to another — he says final — term as chief of the Mississaugas […]

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Nunatsiavut Government: President thanks former Ordinary Member for Upper Lake Melville for years of service

January 09, 2018 Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe today extended best wishes to the former Ordinary Member for Upper Lake Melville, Patricia Kemuksigak, who officially resigned January 8 to take on a position with the Charles J. Andrew Youth Treatment Centre in Sheshatshiu. “I want to thank Patricia for her years of service to the Nunatsiavut […]

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BR Beyak Senators – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 10, 2018 OTTAWA – There’s a movement afoot to see if Senator Lynn Beyak could face an ethics investigation to determine if letters on her Senate website promote hatred against Indigenous people. Several of Beyak’s colleagues have requested a review by the Senate’s ethics officer, following the newly independent […]

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Opinion: Sen. Lynn Beyak’s views might be ‘typical’ but that doesn’t make them right – CBC

What Beyak and her many supporters seem to be missing is that consensus doesn’t necessarily justify belief Jan 10, 2018 It’s sad to note that newly independent Senator Lynn Beyak is pretty much your typical Canadian. She comes off as well-intentioned and hard-working — the type of person you expect to see cheering in bleachers […]

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Independent senators seek investigation of Beyak’s ethics, use of public funds – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 9, 2018  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Sen. Lynn Beyak could face an ethics investigation to determine if letters on her Senate website promote hatred against Indigenous people. Several of Beyak’s colleagues have requested a review by the Senate’s ethics officer, following the newly independent senator’s refusal to remove […]

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First Nations call for boycott of Beyak’s businesses – APTN News

January 9, 2018 Comments in support of Canada’s punitive Indian residential school system could hurt Ontario Senator Lynn Beyak in the pocketbook. Beyak’s family owns two car dealerships in Dryden and Fort Frances, Ont., smackdab in the middle of Grand Council Treaty 3 and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) territory. “I’m calling for a boycott,” said […]

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