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Canada Without Poverty Submission to Pre-Budget Consultations for Budget 2018

08-1-17 Canada Without Poverty has submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on Finance’s Pre-Budget Consultations in advance of the 2018 budget, calling for the government to take immediate steps to support the economic contributions of people in Canada and meet the country’s obligations under international human rights law. Recommendations include: implementing a human rights […]

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Every Yukon community to benefit from federal Gas Tax Fund transfer

August 08, 2017 Modern and up-to-date community infrastructure helps connect people to jobs and provides access to better community services, attracts new businesses and creates economic growth. In July, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two annual $7.8 million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) installments to Yukon. In total, the territory will be […]

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Media Advisory – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 8, 2017 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement with the Honourable James Gordon Carr, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 201798 Views

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Statement from Attorney General on Final Report of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission

August 8, 2017 1:00 P.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Attorney General Yasir Naqvi released the following statement in response to the final report of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission: “I would like to thank the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission for its work to ensure the voices of people living in Ontario’s north continue to […]

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Inquiry’s remaining commissioners must resign, Indigenous families say – The Globe and Mail

Aug. 08, 2017 First Nations leaders, activists and the family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women are demanding the resignation of the remaining commissioners appointed by the federal government to look into the tragedy. In a letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, about 150 First Nations leaders, activists and families of […]

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Leadership 2017 Delegate Selection Voting Begins Today

August 8, 2017 For Immediate Release Today is the first day of voting for delegates to attend the September 16th Leadership Convention, President David Woodbury announced today. “Delegate selection voting is one of the most exciting parts of the leadership race for members and the campaigns,” said Woodbury. “I encourage every member to participate and […]

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Northwest Territories’ communities to benefit from federal Gas Tax Fund transfer

First of two installments delivered to support local infrastructure priorities August 8, 2017 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Infrastructure Canada Modern and up-to-date community infrastructure helps connect people to jobs and provides access to better community services, attracts new businesses and creates economic growth. In July, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two […]

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the 10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration

August 8, 2017 (Ottawa, ON): To mark the United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today expressed his commitment and his solidarity with Indigenous peoples worldwide to realize Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination and to fully implement the United Nations Declaration […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2017289 Views

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Candidate for Calgary city council hopes to bring an ‘Indigenous lens’ to city issues – APTN

August 7, 2017 A First Nation woman running for councillor says there isn’t enough Indigenous representation on the Calgary city council. And Michelle Robinson says that’s why, after years of community work, she’s running for city councillor. She’s also the first, First Nations woman to run for a seat on the council. “If I can […]

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The 2017 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick announced

August 07, 2017 EDMUNDSTON (GNB) – The names of the 2017 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick were announced today as part of the official New Brunswick Day celebrations in Edmundston. “A big part of what makes this province so special is our people. Congratulations to all of the recipients being named to the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2017106 Views

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Freeland concerned Canadian made armoured vehicles used against Saudi citizens – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 7, 2017 OTTAWA _ Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she’s “deeply concerned” about recent videos which appear to show Canadian-made armoured vehicles being used by Saudi Arabia in a crackdown against its own citizens. Freeland says she’s instructed her officials to “urgently” investigate the matter and determine whether the vehicles in […]

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It’s not too hard’ to ask for respect, says FSIN chief of Sask. editorial – CBC

Bobby Cameron says he wants to talk to column author and mayor of Melfort Aug 03, 2017 Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Chief Bobby Cameron wants to reach out and talk with the mayor of Melfort and a journalist after a paper in the city ran an editorial that’s been criticized for being ignorant […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201792 Views

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Time to eliminate gender discrimination in Indian registration, First Nation women deserve equality – The Hill Times

It would be hypocritical not to apply the same principles of justice and fairness to First Nations women as was done for Omar Khadr. PARLIAMENT HILL—I have been following with great interest the government’s decision to award Omar Khadr $10.5-million in compensation and in particular Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statements defending the decision. I invite […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2017226 Views

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FHQTC: Statement to End Discrimination and Racial Profiling

August 03, 2017 (Regina, SK) – In light of recent events concerning a citizen of Muscowpetung First Nation being wrongfully profiled due to his Indigenous ancestry, and removal by force under false pretenses at a Canadian Tire in Regina on July 26, 2017; the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council calls upon the Canadian Tire in […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017187 Views

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Makivik Org.: Notice to all Inuit Beneficiaries residing in Salluit

August 02, 2017 THE CANDIDATES FOR THE 2017 SPECIAL ELECTION FOR COMMUNITY DIRECTOR FOR SALLUIT OF MAKIVIK CORPORATION ARE: Adamie Alaku Putulik Papigatuk Maggie Q. Saviadjuk The Special Election date for the COMMUNITY DIRECTOR FOR Salluit of Makivik Corporation is scheduled on Thursday, August 24, 2017. The Polling hours on ELECTION DAY will open at […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017172 Views

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Press Invitation – Ministers Pierre Arcand and Geoffrey Kelley will make two announcements in Kuujjuaq concerning Nunavik

QUÉBEC CITY, Aug. 4, 2017 – Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Plan Nord and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region, Mr. Pierre Arcand, and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Kelley, invite media representatives to a press conference during which they will make two important announcements for the Nord-du-Québec region. The event will […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017238 Views

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Last ones standing: Michel Band seeks to regain status as a band under Indian Act – CBC

First Nation in Alberta was enfranchised in 1958, with members giving up their treaty rights Aug 04, 2017 Ernie Callihoo proudly looks out onto the rolling hills of barley growing on the land that he’s farmed for over 50 years. He was born just across the dirt road in a small cabin in 1936, on […]

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Indigenous advocate Lynn Gehl upset Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef voted to water down bill on inequities in the Indian Act – The Peterborough Examiner

August 4, 2017 A local Indigenous woman who recently won a 32-year court battle to be granted status says she’s disgusted with Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef – and she plans to speak with the minister about it in a meeting later this month. Lynn Gehl is upset that Monsef, the MP for […]

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Here’s a quick glance at unemployment rates for July, by Canadian city – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 4, 2017 OTTAWA _ The national unemployment rate was 6.3 per cent in July. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however, that the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. Here are the jobless rates last month […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2017124 Views

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BR Trump Ambassador – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 4, 2017 WASHINGTON – The American Senate has confirmed Kentucky philanthropist Kelly Knight Craft as the new U-S envoy to Ottawa. The Senate’s endorsement yesterday allows Knight Craft to begin work as the U-S, Canada and Mexico sit down to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement. The confirmation […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 201762 Views

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Speech: 2017 She-ERA Global Conference on Women and Entrepreneurship Hosted by Alibaba

Speaking Points The Honourable Bardish Chagger, PC, MP Minister of Small Business and Tourism Hangzhou, China July 10, 2017 Check Against Delivery Thank you very much for that introduction. Ladies and gentlemen, it is a privilege for me to be here with you today and take part in this fabulous conference on behalf of the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017104 Views

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New splinter parties spawned by birth of Alberta’s United Conservative Party – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 4, 2017  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ The merger of Alberta’s two conservative parties is prompting some disaffected members to form splinter parties of their own despite warnings from experts that the move is unlikely to affect the next provincial election. Members of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2017136 Views

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Community, business leaders guiding Island’s prosperity – Government of PE

August 03, 2017 A strong and diverse group of 26 Island business and community leaders will help shape Prince Edward Island’s future success. Members of the new Regional Economic Advisory Councils meet for the first time today, August 3, in Stanley Bridge. The goal of the four regional councils is to guide, develop, and drive […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017144 Views

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Joseph Boyden pens essay for Maclean’s on questions about his heritage – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 3, 2017 By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Joseph Boyden has penned a lengthy essay for Maclean’s magazine addressing critics who have questioned his claims of Indigenous heritage. “Being Indigenous isn’t all about DNA. It’s about who you claim, and who claims you,” says the subheadline on the piece, published […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2017100 Views

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Tłı̨chǫ Government Award Recipients for 2017

August 02, 2017 Behchokǫ̀, NT – The 2017 Tłı̨chǫ Government Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of remarkable individuals/companies/organizations to protecting, preserving and enhancing the Tłı̨chǫ Way of Life. This is the highest form of recognition Awards of the Tłı̨chǫ Government. Chief Executive Council of the Tłı̨chǫ Government, have announced the 2017 recipients of the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017147 Views

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Premier Ball Announces Province’s Readiness for Trade Negotiations

August 03, 2017 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced that Jeff Loder will represent the province at the upcoming re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Negotiations, which are led by the Federal Government, are scheduled to begin on August 16 in Washington, DC. Mr. Loder held the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017113 Views

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Trump leaked phone call: ‘Don’t worry about Canada,’ says he’s happy with trade – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 3, 2017  WASHINGTON _ A leaked transcript of a Donald Trump phone call shows the president’s private comments about trade with Canada _ and they’re pretty flattering. The purported transcript of a late-January phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, published today by the Washington Post, reflects Trump’s attitudes as he […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2017103 Views

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Minister’s statement about Mount Polley investigation

August 02, 2017 VICTORIA – Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman has issued the following statement about the ongoing investigation into the Mount Polley tailings pond breach: “The collapse of the tailings facility at Mount Polley was one of the worst environmental disasters in our province’s history. It has had tremendous consequences for […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 201758 Views

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TSB recommends the use of leading indicators to help better focus track inspections following 2015 derailment near Gogama, Ontario

Sudbury, Ontario, 3 August 2017 – Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is recommending that Transport Canada (TC) incorporate predictive data on rail surface conditions to help better focus its targeted regulatory track inspections. The Board’s recommendation (R17-02) was issued as part of its investigation (R15H0021) into the March 2015 derailment and fire involving a Canadian National […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017126 Views

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BR NDP Leadership – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 3, 2017 VICTORIA – The federal N-D-P leadership hopefuls took to the stage in Victoria last night to debate a range of issues including affordable housing, opioids and Indigenous issues. But one key issue was how N-D-P governments in Alberta and B-C view the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. New […]

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Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission Submits Final Report

Consultations on the preliminary recommendation begin July 10 THUNDER BAY, ON, July 10, 2017 – The Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission has released a preliminary report proposing two additional electoral districts within the geographic areas of Kenora—Rainy River and Timmins—James Bay, for a total of four electoral districts in the area. On July 10, 2017, the Commission is beginning […]

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Federal NDP hopefuls hit B.C., questioned on reconciling party differences – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 3, 2017 VICTORIA _ Federal NDP leadership hopeful Jagmeet Singh felt compelled during Wednesday’s debate in Victoria to tack on an adjective to what he considers a key difference between the New Democrat governments in Alberta and British Columbia. “There is some disagreement on an energy project,” Singh said, referencing the controversial […]

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4th Tłı̨chǫ Assembly sworn

August 01, 2017 Today the 4th Tłı̨chǫ Asembly members were sworn in today, on August 1st, 2017 in Behchokǫ̀ Grand Chief Eddie Erasmus Chief Clifford Daniels Behchokǫ̀ Cody Mantla Assembly Member Behchokǫ̀ Nora Wedzin Assembly Member Behchokǫ̀ Chief David Wedawin Gamètì Frank Arrowmaker Assembly Member Gamètì Henry Gon Assembly Member Gamètì Chief Alfonz Nitsiza Whatì Leo Nitsiza Assembly Member Whatì George Nitsiza Assembly […]

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Former Quebec cabinet minister Jacques Daoust dead at 69 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 3, 2017  MONTREAL _ Former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister Jacques Daoust has died less than two weeks after suffering a stroke. Premier Philippe Couillard said this morning Daoust did a lot for Quebec in his career. Daoust, 69, was elected to the national assembly in 2014 and became transport minister in January […]

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Ambrose, ex Tory minister Moore on council to advise Liberal government on NAFTA – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 2, 2017 13:45 By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ While Liberals and Conservatives trade accusations that they’re hurting Canada’s position in the imminent renegotiation of NAFTA, the Trudeau government has tapped the Tories’ former interim leader, Rona Ambrose, to help advise on the trilateral trade deal. Ambrose is one of 13 members […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017106 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Advise on NAFTA Negotiations to Ensure a Strong Voice for First Nations

August 2, 2017 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde to Advise on NAFTA Negotiations to Ensure a Strong Voice for First Nations (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde will participate on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Council to ensure a strong voice for First Nations rights, title, and jurisdiction […]

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Every Manitoba community to benefit from federal Gas Tax Fund transfer

From Infrastructure Canada First of two installments delivered to support local infrastructure priorities August 2, 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba Infrastructure Canada Modern, safe and efficient public infrastructure helps connect people to jobs, provides better access to community services, attracts new businesses and creates economic growth. In July, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 2017152 Views

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AADNC: What’s New – August 2017

What’s New This section provides a list of recent updates to the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Web site. August 2017 August 1, 2017 – Audit of Performance Measurement August 1, 2017 – Audit of the Emergency Management Assistance Program August 1, 2017 – Evaluation of Petroleum and Minerals (PAA 4.3.1) August 1, 2017 – […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 2017141 Views

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Canada strengthens its team ahead of NAFTA negotiations

August 2, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada Canada and the United States have built the most peaceful and mutually beneficial partnership in the world-one that supports millions of middle class jobs in both countries. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada is strengthening its […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 2017125 Views

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MNS: Reading Links

Please find some interesting links below for the following reports: A Matter of National and Constitutional Import – Thomas Isaac An End to Long Journey Section 91(24) – Clément Chartier Emergence and Evolution of the Métis Nation – Métis National Council NT4

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GCC: Annual General Assembly

August 01, 2017 View Banner Link to the Livestream: https://livestream.com/accounts/8792434/events/7559125 NT4

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NAN: Statement of Commitment to First Nation Youth and Families

THUNDER BAY, ON (August 1, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler signed a Statement of Commitment to First Nation Youth and Families with Fort William First Nation and the City of Thunder Bay today. This Statement of Commitment recognizes that the escalation of incidents of violence and racial tensions in the City of Thunder Bay have […]

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Memorandum from President Audrey Poitras: Métis Rights Update

August 1, 2017 Métis Rights Update MEMORANDUM TO: MNA Members, Locals, Regions and Provincial Council FROM: Audrey Poitras, MNA President DATE: August 1, 2017 RE: Update on Métis Rights I am writing to provide an update on some of the recent and exciting progress we have been making on our Métis rights agenda. Métis Harvesting Rights As most members […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 2017188 Views

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MNO Senator speaks at Indigenous 150+ event in Owen Sound – MNO

On June 22, 2017, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Great Lakes Métis Council (GLMC) Senator Ralph Wolf Thistle and Office Coordinator Susan Schank participated in the Indigenous 150+ event in Owen Sound. The event was launched to help non-Indigenous people gain a better understanding of their Indigenous neighbours. Senator Thistle provided a brief history of […]

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News Release: GNWT Introduces Changes to the Vital Statistics Act

YELLOWKNIFE (July 28, 2017) – The GNWT has introduced two important changes to the Vital Statistics Act that promote inclusion and respect:  the ability to use single names based on traditional culture, and changing the sex designation on a birth certificate to better reflect gender identity. Single traditional name as legal name NWT residents can now use single […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 2017191 Views

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Media Advisory: MP Serré to Announce FedNor Support to Enhance Local Infrastructure and Create Economic Opportunities in Indigenous Communities

M’Chigeeng First Nation, Ontario, August 1, 2017 — Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, will be in M’Chigeeng First Nation on August 2, 2017 to make a funding announcement to support community infrastructure, help create middle-class jobs, and accelerate business and economic growth in Manitoulin’s Indigenous Communities. The announcement will be made on […]

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Media Advisory: Government of Canada Invests in Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors in Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 1, 2017 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada and the Honourable Cliff Cullen, Manitoba Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade, to benefit aerospace and advanced manufacturing […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 2017186 Views

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Thunder Bay, First Nations leader pledge to fight racism in Ontario city – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 1, 2017 15:43 THUNDER BAY, Ont. _ The city of Thunder Bay, Ont., and First Nations leaders in the region have signed a pledge to fight racism in the northern Ontario community, which has been plagued by tensions between Indigenous residents and local police. The statement acknowledges systemic racism exists in Thunder Bay and says it must be […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 2017129 Views

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Trudeau says he ‘regrets’ comments about Senator Brazeau in Rolling Stone – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 1, 2017 12:07 VANCOUVER _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he “regrets” comments he made about Sen. Patrick Brazeau in a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Indigenous advocates denounced Trudeau’s comments in the U.S. magazine’s August issue where he referred to Brazeau as “the scrappy tough-guy senator from an Indigenous community.” Trudeau’s comments […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201794 Views

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Joint agreement to address crisis caused by violence and racial tensions – Tbnewswatch.com

July 31, 2017 City of Thunder Bay, Fort William First Nation and Nishnawbe Aski Nation declare statement of commitment to improving safety of Indigenous youth. THUNDER BAY – The city of Thunder Bay, along with Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Fort William First Nation, are set to sign a tripartite statement of commitment to First Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201763 Views

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