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Task Force on Improved Connectivity in the Arctic (TFICA) Report: Improving Connectivity in the Arctic

May 14, 2019 The final report of Task Force on Improved Connectivity in the Arctic (TFICA) was officially approved at the Rovaniemi Ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council on May 7, 2019. At the Arctic Council 2017 Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, the Ministers established the Task Force on Improved Connectivity in the Arctic (Task […]

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh announces the start of the 2019 Grand Council #3 Spring Assembly – NetNewsLedger.com

May 14, 2019 Kenora, ON – INDIGENOUS – Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3 announced today the start of the National Spring Assembly of the Grand Council Treaty #3 Chiefs. The three-day assembly titled ‘Pimiinitizowan’ will bring together 28 First Nations Chiefs, leaders, Elders, youth and citizens to Couchiching First Nation, […]

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At committee: Tanker ban proposal, budget requests and the future of Canada’s resource sectors – iPolitics.ca

Team Trudeau’s final pre-election budget — or, more accurately, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s omnibus proposal to implement the new provisions contained therein — is still under review at FINANCE, TRANSPORT and INDIGINEOUS AFFAIRS, where MPs are dutifully working their way through the sections assigned to their respective committees for examination. That’s not the only major […]

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Athletes play for gold after Alberta team was booted from championship

May 14, 2019 Team Trudeau’s final pre-election budget — or, more accurately, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s omnibus proposal to implement the new provisions contained therein — is still under review at FINANCE, TRANSPORT and INDIGINEOUS AFFAIRS, where MPs are dutifully working their way through the sections assigned to their respective committees for examination. That’s not […]

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Nibinamik First Nation and the Government of Canada announce water treatment plant upgrades to eliminate long-term drinking water advisory

From: Indigenous Services Canada May 13, 2019 — Nibinamik First Nation, Treaty 9 Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations to improve water infrastructure and support access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water in First Nations communities. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of […]

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Elizabeth May’s Greens Need to Fix Their Indigenous ‘Vision’ – The Tyee

Party’s positions are thin, unrealistic and riddled with embarrassing errors. The Green Party by-election victory in Nanaimo on May 6th could be called a breakthrough — it is only their second federal electoral victory, and coming days after the near election of a Green provincial government in Prince Edward Island, it shows that increasingly many […]

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Goldstein: Why can’t Trudeau apologize for himself? – Toronto Sun

Why can’t Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologize for his mistakes, considering how he loves to apologize on behalf of Canadians for historic wrongs? Since he can apologize so easily on behalf of the country for past wrongs done to Indigenous Canadians, Sikh and Jewish refugees, homosexuals and other minorities, why can’t he apologize for his […]

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More Needed to Improve Employment Equity Promotion Rates in the Federal Public Service

From: Public Service Commission of Canada May 13, 2019 – Gatineau, Quebec – Public Service Commission of Canada Today, the Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) released the findings of a study on employment equity promotion rates. The results indicate that the promotion rate for women within the federal public service has improved over the […]

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Maskwacis Wetaskiwin MLA says ‘honoured’ by portfolio – Pipestone Flyer

Rick Wilson named Minister of Aboriginal Relations May. 13, 2019 Not only has the brand new constituency of Maskwacis Wetaskiwin received a brand new MLA following the Apr. 16 provincial election, it has received its first cabinet minister in a number of years. Newly elected Maskwacis Wetaskiwin MLA was named Minister of Indigenous Relations by […]

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Racist’ letters on Senator’s website trigger suspension – CBC Radio

May 13, 2019 Last week, Senator Lynn Beyak was suspended by her colleagues without pay for the remainder of this parliamentary session. Her punishment came after posting letters on her official Senate webpage that many, including the Senate’s ethics watchdog, deem racist towards Indigenous people. Beyak says she’s being punished for exercising freedom of speech. […]

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations across Yukon

From: Status of Women Canada News release May 10, 2019 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far […]

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BC Rural Dividend program announces sixth intake

May 10, 2019 VICTORIA – Local governments, Indigenous communities and organizations, as well as not-for-profit organizations are eligible and encouraged to apply for funding in the sixth intake of the BC Rural Dividend program. Applications will be accepted June 15 to midnight (Pacific time) Aug. 15, 2019. This is the only application window for 2019-20. Applications to […]

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ITK Acknowledges The NDP’s Support Of Proposed Amendments To Bill C-91

May 10, 2019, Ottawa, ON — ITK acknowledges NDP MPs for publicly supporting ITK’s proposed amendments to Bill C-91 (An Act respecting Indigenous languages) during third reading debate yesterday. “Bill C-91 was in no way co-developed with Inuit and the federal government’s continued refusal to seek compromise by amending the bill to reflect Inuit priorities […]

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Louis Riel’s great-great niece proudly defends her uncle’s legacy ー but doesn’t think he should be exonerated – CBC Radio

People have called for the political leader of the Métis people to be posthumously absolved of his past May 10, 2019 In one narrative, Louis Riel was a traitor who was hanged for treason after mounting a rebellion against Canada. In another, he’s a brave defender of the Métis people and founding father of Manitoba… […]

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The Government of Canada partners with municipalities to build better lives for Canadians

May 10, 2019 Whether getting busy parents home sooner, building recreation centres for young people, or helping communities adapt to climate change, investments in local infrastructure create good, middle class jobs and make our cities and towns better places to live. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today visited Edmonton, Alberta, to highlight a one-time Municipal […]

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Government of Canada announces new federal investment to strengthen the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women in Southern Alberta

From: Status of Women Canada May 10, 2019 – Lethbridge, Alberta – Department for Women and Gender Equality Indigenous women hold important places as leaders in their families and communities, as givers and caretakers of life, as peacemakers, peacekeepers, and protectors. By creating the conditions for Indigenous women to succeed, we are supporting their families […]

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Creating Jobs and Boosting Economic Growth in Rural Ontario

Ontario revitalizing the Rural Economic Development program for greater impact May 10, 2019 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The Ontario government is working for the people to better help rural and Indigenous communities attract investment, create jobs and boost economic development through a revitalized Rural Economic Development (RED) program. The first intake of […]

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Congratulates Chief Leo Friday and the Community of Kashechewan First Nation on the Signing of the 2019 Framework Agreement for Relocation

(Toronto, May 9, 2019) Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald is applauding Kashechewan First Nation on their signing of the 2019 Framework Agreement – Relocation Implementation Plan along with the Governments of Canada and Ontario. For 17 years, Kashechewan First Nation has been forced to evacuate their community due to flooding and infrastructure concerns. This agreement […]

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FSIN opposes new trespassing legislation – 20 CKRM

May 10, 2019 The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Executive is opposed to the new provincial trespassing legislation that was passed on Wednesday. The new legislation says people must get consent from a rural landowner before entering private property. FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron says the new changes violates First Nations Inherent and Treaty Rights to […]

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B.C., Nisg̱a’a Nation celebrate treaty anniversary

May 09, 2019 VICTORIA – The Nisg̱a’a Nation and the Government of British Columbia marked the 19th anniversary of the Nisg̱a’a Treaty with a flag ceremony at B.C.’s Parliament Buildings. “We are very honoured by the kind gesture of our Treaty partner, the Government of British Columbia, in hosting this Nisg̱a’a Treaty anniversary event,” said […]

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Grassy Narrows protester interrupts Trudeau’s Toronto appearance – Durham Radio News

A protester from Grassy Narrows First Nation crashed an appearance by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a Liberal supporter event. Thursday night, the woman called on the federal government to keep their promise to provide a mercury treatment centre for the community. She gave Trudeau a letter and stressed that people in the area are […]

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Beyak suspended from Senate over refusal to delete racist letters from website – National Observer

May 10th 2019 Lynn Beyak cast herself as a defender of free speech and a victim of political correctness moments before senators voted summarily Thursday to suspend her without pay from the Senate for refusing to delete derogatory letters about Indigenous people from her website. The suspension applies only to the remainder of the current […]

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Murray Sinclair warns of violent rebellion if Indigenous rights continue to be oppressed | APTN N2N

Credits: APTN News Sen. Murray Sinclair sits down for wide-ranging interview. And issues a warning to society. Ignoring the treatment of Indigenous people will likely lead to a violent rebellion. That’s on this episode of Nation to Nation.

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MMF: Manitoba Indigenous Fishers Hold Emergency Meeting

On May 8, 2019, the Manitoba Metis Federation, (MMF), Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) and Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO) hosted an emergency meeting to address the consequences of Manitoba’s recent commercial fishing licence buy-back program. Implemented last month, the buy-back has removed 126 quotas from 90 fishers on Lake Winnipeg. With the buy-back, more than a […]

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Canada and Elsipogtog First Nation advance reconciliation through a Memorandum of Understanding

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada May 9, 2019 – Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada and Elsipogtog First Nation are working together to advance reconciliation and renew their relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, […]

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Batchewana First Nation – No Consultations on Noront Ferrochrome Processor Plant – NetNewsLedger

May 9, 2019 Sault Ste. Marie, ON – It was announced yesterday that Noront Resources Ltd. chose Sault Ste. Marie as the future home of its ferrochrome processing facility. The announcement was held at City Hall with various speakers including Mayor Provenzano and City Council representatives. Absent from the event was leadership from Batchewana First […]

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Plan finalized to move Kashechewan First Nation – CTV Northern Ontario News

May 9, 2019 The relocation of Kashechewan First Nation is a step closer to reality Thursday. There’s now a government financed plan to move the community to safer ground. Kashechewan First Nation Chief Leo Friday is in Toronto May 9 and has signed a ‘relocation implementation plan’ with the provincial and federal governments. The agreement […]

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Urges Committee Support for Federal Legislation focused on First Nations Jurisdiction for Care of Children

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Urges Committee Support for Federal Legislation focused on First Nations Jurisdiction for Care of Children (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs today, speaking directly to e urgency of passing federal legislation on […]

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Legislation Ensuring Fair Balance On Trespass Rules Moves Forward

May 8, 2019 The Government of Saskatchewan is passing legislation that better balances the rights of rural land owners and members of the public. The Trespass to Property Amendment Act, 2018 and The Trespass to Property Consequential Amendments Act, 2018 received third reading today. This legislation clarifies existing laws and ensures consistency in the rules […]

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Cuts to Legal Aid Ontario attack on poor and marganlized people, Kitchener MPP says – CBC

Taking away a person’s access to justice sets them up for a disadvantage, Lindo says May 09, 2019 Cuts to Legal Aid Ontario are “an attack on the poor,” Kitchener Centre MPP Laura Mae Lindo says. Lindo, who is chair of the Ontario NDP black caucus and is the anti-racism and citizenship and immigration critic […]

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Prince Edward Island Premier and new cabinet sworn in today

May 09, 2019 Prince Edward Island’s 33rd Premier Dennis King and new members of Executive Council were sworn in during a ceremony in Georgetown today. “I am honoured to serve as Premier of Prince Edward Island, and I look forward to working with the new members of cabinet,” said Premier King. “We have been presented with […]

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Minister’s Statement on Kashechewan First Nation Relocation

May 9, 2019 Ministry of Indigenous Affairs TORONTO — Today, the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs issued the following statement: “The Ontario Government is committed to do everything in its authority to support the relocation of Kashechewan First Nation. Today, Kashechewan, Ontario and the federal government signed an agreement that commits the parties […]

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A vision for Canada’s mothers, sisters and daughters – Toronto Star

May 9, 2019 As we approach Mother’s Day, we send our love and support to the mothers of Indigenous daughters who were murdered or disappeared, to the children left behind and the families grieving the loss of a loved one. We have been forever changed by our experience serving on the National Inquiry into Missing […]

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Minister of Indigenous Services, Chief of Kashechewan First Nation and Ontario’s Minister of Indigenous Affairs sign 2019 Framework Agreement affirming commitment to the relocation of Kashechewan

Toronto, Ontario (MAY 9, 2019) — The Minister of Indigenous Services, Seamus O’Regan, issued the following statement today: “Today, Chief Leo Friday, Minister Greg Rickford and I signed the 2019 Framework Agreement confirming the relocation of Kashechewan First Nation to higher ground. Together we are committed to a safe, healthy and sustainable future for Kashechewan. Since […]

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Former MP Dean Del Mastro holds Hill press briefing to outline “seemingly biased and inequitable treatment” by elections commissioner – IPolitics

May 9, 2019 The government’s bid to set up a framework to protect and preserve Indigenous languages is back at the top of the House to-do list — and, as of Wednesday afternoon, now on notice of possible time allocation, which could be moved as early as this morning to impose a deadline for the […]

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NCC: Discussion meetings on Indigenous Women’s Economic Security Project

NCC is hosting a series of upcoming discussion meetings for Indigenous Women related to our Indigenous Women’s Economic Security Project. A meal will be provided for each meeting. Open to Indigenous Women aged 18+. Questions? Contact: Melita Paul P. 709-949-0320 E. mpaul@nunatukavut.ca We kindly ask that messages not be sent to her personal Facebook profile. […]

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MNBC Annual General Meeting 2019

This year the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) is pleased to announce that the Annual General Meeting of 2019 will be held on September 13-15, at the Civic Centre, in the host community of Prince George, BC. Please save this date. Official notice and registration details will be posted in the coming weeks. NT5

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NCC seeking member in Western Labrador area for Employment & Skills Development Advisory Committee

07 May 2019, We are seeking a dynamic NunatuKavut member living in NCC’s electoral area of Western Labrador to sit on an Employment and Skills Development (ESD) Advisory Committee. This voluntary position would assist with policy development relating to various ESD-related agreements and Tier 1 client appeals. Deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. on May […]

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Prince Albert Regional Economic Development Alliance Presented with Reconciliation and Partnership Award

May 08, 2019 The work of the Prince Albert Regional Economic Development Alliance (PREDA) was recognized last week in the 2019 Affinity Credit Union Reconciliation and Partnership Awards. The Awards were handed out at the 2019 Intersections for Growth Conference in Regina. The Partnership Award recognizes the collaborative efforts of First Nation and municipal government on reconciliation […]

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City of Thunder Bay: City Archives Celebrates Women’s History

May 08, 2019 Do you know a woman whose role in Thunder Bay’s history should be celebrated? The City Archives is now accepting nominations to their Women’s History Month exhibit. The exhibit was launched in 2013 to celebrate women who have made a contribution to Thunder Bay’s history. New profiles of women are added to the […]

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The loss of an Indigenous family in a house fire was totally avoidable. When will governments step up? – Toronto Star

May 8, 2019 Again, we ask how many more lives will be lost before action is taken? What is left in the aftermath of the deadly fire that stole the lives of Geraldine Chapman and her four children is pure devastation. Chapman’s home burned to the ground late Thursday night in the northern Ontario community […]

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What about us? INUIT CIRCUMPOLAR COUNCIL condemns US failure to agree to Arctic Council Declaration

May 7, 2019 – Rovaniemi, Finland – The United States has set an unfortunate precedent by refusing to agree to compromise language that would have allowed the Arctic Council’s Finnish Chairmanship to issue a final declaration. “Refusing to allow the words ‘climate change’ into the declaration is a moral failure,” said Dalee Sambo Dorough, International […]

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Wednesday Marks General Voting Day for Ktunaxa Citizenship Code Referendum – Summit 107 FM

May 8th, 2019 Ktunaxa peoples from across the region will decide if the First Nation should become its own self-sufficient government with the power to formally recognize its own citizens. The First Nation announced the referendum in late March, saying that it will help to establish a citizenship code that will help to clearly and formally identify […]

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Christy Radbourne Seeking Thunder Bay-Rainy River Nomination – Net Newsledger

May 8, 2019 THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – Christy Radbourne is seeking the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding nomination. While in the last election Radbourne ran as a Green Party candidate, this time out she is seeking the nomination as a Liberal. Her decision was posted on her Facebook page. Radbourne wrote: “I am posting tonight […]

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Queen’s economist wins second Donner Prize – Queen’s Gazette

May 7, 2019 Award for book on Indigenous rights makes Thomas J. Courchene the first two-time recipient of top Canadian public policy writing honour. Two decades after winning the first-ever Donner Prize for best Canadian public policy book, economist and Queen’s Professor Emeritus Thomas J. Courchene has done it again. On May 1, 2019, his […]

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Canadian Coalitions’ Election Platforms Call for Faster Action on Climate – The Energy Mix

With national elections in Canada just 5½ months away, three different coalitions are out with non-partisan campaign platforms aimed at propelling all the federal parties toward faster, more ambitious action on climate change. On Monday, a wide coalition of youth, artists, workers, Indigenous peoples, scientists, faith leaders, more than 60 organizations, and 50 prominent Canadians […]

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Foreign Affairs Minister concludes visit to Rovaniemi, Finland, for Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

May 7, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, concluded her trip to Rovaniemi, Finland, today, where she participated in the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting. The Minister announced more than $28 million toward Canada’s Arctic foreign policy, including the establishment of a new sustainable development office […]

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Media Advisory – PS Lefebvre to Announce Investment in Energy Training for Indigenous Youth in Northern Ontario

From: Natural Resources Canada OTTAWA — Parliamentary Secretary Paul Lefebvre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will announce funding for an energy capacity building project for youth in remote communities in Northern Ontario. A media availability will follow. Date and           Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Time:                 1 p.m. […]

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Government of Canada launches call for proposals for grants to accelerate action on Sustainable Development Goals

From: Employment and Social Development Canada News release Sustainable Development Goals are about meeting people’s needs – for a safe home, a decent job, education for their children, quality health care, and a thriving environment to live in. May 7, 2019 Gatineau, Québec Employment and Social Development Canada The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is […]

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Media Advisory – Information Picket Outside Michael Tibollo’s $1,600 Per Plate Fundraiser

YORK, ON, May 7, 2019 – CUPE Local 905 members will be holding an information picket tomorrow May 8th from 6:30-7:30pm at Michael Tibollo’s $1,600 per plate fundraiser: “An evening of relaxation and conversation.” As Minister of Culture, Tibollo is responsible for library funding. The provincial government recently announced a 50 per cent cut to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201932 Views

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