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Wet’suwet’en elected chiefs call on Carolyn Bennett to resign – National Observer

May 12th 2020 The elected leadership of several First Nations split over a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia are calling for the immediate resignation of Crown–Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett. In a statement released Monday, four elected Wet’suwet’en chiefs say the process by which the province, the federal government and the nation’s hereditary […]

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iPolitics AM: Trudeau to field questions on COVID-19 aid strategy as MPs hold virtual meet-up – iPolitics

May 12, 2020 ALSO TODAY: Bloc Quebecois leader holds media availability — AG minister at committee A day after unveiling his government’s latest bid to provide emergency aid to Canadian businesses reeling from pandemic-imposed revenue losses, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be ready to field a flurry of questions on exactly how the proposed financing […]

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Province invests in northwest economic development, healthy communities

May 11, 2020 VICTORIA – The Province is further investing in B.C.’s North to support healthy community growth during major resource development and build infrastructure to meet the needs of people in the region. “Northern B.C. is rich in natural resources, but its strongest asset is its people,” said Premier John Horgan. “We are proud […]

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Tahltan Nation Staying the course in response to BC’S Restart Plan

May 11, 2020 Despite the Provincial Government’s announcement of their “BC Restart Plan”, the Tahltan Nation will stay the course by retaining and following strict preventive measures, which have up to this point stopped COVID-19 from reaching Tahltan Territory and our Tahltan communities. The following measures will remain in place in Tahltan Territory: Hunters, Wildlife […]

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May 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the Nisga’a Treaty

May, 11, 2020 — New Aiyansh, BC — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada BC Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Nisga’a Lisims Government The Nisg̱a’a Final Agreement, British Columbia’s first modern treaty, came into effect 20 years ago today. The governments of Canada, British Columbia and the Nisg̱a’a Nation commemorate this major milestone on […]

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‘Jurisdictional limbo’ left Metis in Saskatchewan unprepared for COVID-19 says MNC spokesperson – APTN News

May 11, 2020 Metis villages in northern Saskatchewan with rising COVID-19 cases are in “jurisdictional limbo” between federal and provincial governments that left them underprepared for the coronavirus pandemic, according to Metis National Council (MNC) spokesperson David Chartrand. “There was no plan, no supports, no programs, no supply chain, nothing, because both governments are saying, […]

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald marks the Anniversary of Bear Witness Day

(Toronto, ON, May 10, 2020) – “Today, on May the 10th, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society are celebrating Bear Witness Day, the birthday of their mascot Spirit Bear. This special day is a time to reflect on Jordan’s Principle and the future we want for First Nations children. Jordan’s Principle was named […]

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Indigenous advocate accuses feds of playing politics by not releasing more low-risk inmates – The Battlefords News-Optimist

Says many are now ‘political prisoners’ May 11, 2020 The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is calling on the federal government to create a task force to begin the process of releasing low-risk, non-violent Indigenous inmates from federal institutions. CAP wants the government to support a call by NDP MP Jack Harris, Critic for Public […]

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Nunavut minister defends cost of southern self-isolation hubs – Nunatsiaq News

11 May 2020 “I feel the return on that is the progress that we’ve made in keeping COVID-19 out of Nunavut” Nunavut’s finance minister says that the nearly $4 million the territorial government has paid to isolate returning residents in southern hotels is money well spent. Finance Minister George Hickes calls these costs an investment. […]

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BC Achievement Announces June Launch of Call for Nominations #shinethelightbc

VANCOUVER – Like all British Columbians, BC Achievement is looking to the future as together we move into phase 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic response. The collective support of everyone in our province has made a definitive impact on flattening the curve and we stand side-by-side continuing to support that effort. We raise our hands to all the essential workers who have been on the […]

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Celebration of Third Annual National Day of First Nation Fishing Rights – May 18, 2020

Celebration of Third Annual National Day of First Nation Fishing Rights – May 18, 2020 Fishing is part of First Nations culture and identity. It sustains First Nations peoples and economies and is a constitutionally protected inherent and Treaty right. In the spirit of reconciliation and raising awareness of our shared history and future, the […]

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Feds stress dangers to long-term care residents and Indigenous communities – National Observer

May 10th 2020 Federal officials stressed the dangers to long-term care residents and Indigenous communities if COVID-19 restrictions are lifted too quickly after projections in Quebec painted a dire picture of the potential cost. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday he is “very worried” about residents of Montreal — the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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iPolitics AM: Morneau, Bains set to outline COVID-19 support during joint appearance in Toronto – iPolitics

May 11, 2020 ALSO TODAY: Scheer holds media availability — Employment, revenue ministers at committee Tech companies, oil and gas producers and other mission-critical sectors still anxiously awaiting more details on the targeted COVID-19 aid measures that the minority Liberal government has pledged to bring in will be keeping a close eye on Finance Minister […]

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Manitoba First Nation proposal to repurpose youth centre as field hospital passed over for temporary shelters – CBC

Contract to construct temporary field hospital given to Calgary-based firm May 08, 2020 A northern Manitoba First Nation is wondering why the federal government ignored their community’s proposal for an emergency COVID-19 response space in favour of a Calgary company’s. Chief and council of Mathias Colomb Cree Nation (MCCN) say they were not involved in […]

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Ontario Supports Job Creators as People Start Returning to Work

Government continues to prepare for the next stages of reopening the economy TORONTO — As people gradually begin returning to work, the Ontario government continues preparing for the next phase of restarting the provincial economy through the implementation of its Framework for Reopening our Province. At the same time, the government has been supporting struggling business […]

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Katrina Nokleby, Opening Remarks, NWT Chamber AGM

Hello everyone and thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. I’d like to specifically thank Jenni for the invitation to address your membership. This is the first chance that I have had to do so since being elected, and though I wish we could have done it in person, I am glad […]

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Committee aims to end Manitoulin Island’s ‘divisive politics’ of COVID-19, bring co-ordinated response – ElliotLakeToday.com

In particular, many Islanders have taken issue with the travel restrictions put in place by M’Chigeeng First Nation SUDBURY – In response to what some Manitoulin Island leaders are calling “divisive politics” related in part to a First Nations highway barricade during the pandemic, the United Chiefs and Council of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) is calling […]

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Morning Brief: Experts warn Canadians without reliable internet access being left behind – iPolitics

May 8, 2020 Good morning, readers. Experts in the telecommunication sector are warning the federal government that Canadians without reliable high-speed internet connection will be left behind as more services move online amid COVID-19 closures. MPs on the House industry committee met via teleconference Thursday night to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, and heard from stakeholders […]

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Trudeau says $4B deal reached with provinces and territories to boost essential workers’ pay

Credit:CBC News The federal government announced a multibillion-dollar deal with the provinces and territories to top up payments for low-wage essential workers. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada needs to reflect on how it treats frontline and marginalized workers.

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Manitoba Advocate remarks – May 7, 2020

Special report: “Stop Giving Me a Number and Start Giving Me a Person”: How 22 Girls Illuminate the Cracks in the Manitoba Youth Mental Health and Addiction System Good morning everyone and thanks for joining me for this somewhat unconventional news conference today. I appreciate each of you taking time today to join me here […]

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Manitoulin leaders make progress on COVID committee – CTV News

May 7, 2020 SUDBURY — Work to create a joint committee on Manitoulin Island to coordinate a response to the COVID-19 pandemic took a step forward Wednesday. Indigenous and municipal leaders met and to discuss the creation of the COVID-19 leadership coordination committee, First Nations leaders said in a news release. “The meeting was productive, […]

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Ottawa orders temporary shutdown of Maritime elver fishery – CBC

Unprecedented move was prompted by a sudden rise in non-commercial harvesting in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick May 07, 2020 The multimillion-dollar baby eel or elver fishery in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick has been shut down amid escalating conflict between commercial and Indigenous harvesters, according to an industry representative. Riverside disputes and threats of […]

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Indigenous leaders angry Dryden won’t condemn Sen. Beyak – Sudbury.com

Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Grand Council Treaty No. 3 issued strong statements rebuking council’s vote on Monday denying a motion calling for Beyak to resign. THUNDER BAY — Indigenous leaders in Ontario’s northwest are slamming Dryden town council’s decision not condemn embattled Sen. Lynn Beyak and call for her resignation from the Red Chamber. Council on […]

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iPolitics AM: PM Trudeau set to unveil new deal to help provinces ‘top up’ pay for essential workers – iPolitics

May 7, 2020 ALSO TODAY: Sajjan, Rodriguez provide update on military assistance in QC, ON long-term care centres — Finance, industry and procedure committees hold virtual meetings After taking a brief break from his daily routine to attend the repatriation ceremony for the six Canadian soldiers killed in last week’s helicopter crash off the coat […]

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Grand Council Treaty #3 Disappointed By Lack of Action by Dryden City Council on Beyak Censure

May 6, 2020 It is with extreme disappointment that Grand Council Treaty #3 hears of the failure of a resolution to call for the censure Senator Lynn Beyak that was presented to Dryden City Council. We believe it is the duty of all Canadians to stand against racism and bigotry in the defence the human […]

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Federal ministers and health officials provide COVID-19 update – May 6, 2020

Credit:cpac In Ottawa, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, and Dr. Howard Njoo, deputy chief public health officer, join federal ministers to provide an update on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

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First Nations Decry Lack of Action by Dryden Council on Senator Beyak Censure

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has joined with Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT#3) Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh to decry the failure by the City of Dryden municipal council to support a motion condemning embattled Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak and calling for her resignation: “I stand with the leadership and citizens […]

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Nunavut premier clarifies rules about who pays for self-isolation stays – Nunatsiaq News

6 May 2020 Those who voluntarily leave the territory as of May 7 will pay cost of staying in isolation hubs before returning Nunavut’s premier is clarifying which residents returning to the territory from southern Canada will have to pay the cost of their self-isolation stays. The government announced late last week that, as of […]

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Mitch Case Launches Campaign for Métis Nation of Ontario Regional Councillor – SaultOnline.com

May 6, 2020 After many years of serving the local community as a volunteer, and after hearing from countless Métis citizens, Mitch Case has decided to put his name forward to become the Region 4 Councillor on the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario. “When your elders encourage you to do something, in […]

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AMC disagrees with Canada’s process for awarding third-party contracts for First Nations in Manitoba

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Grand Chief Arlen Dumas today is expressing concerns with the unilateral processes Indigenous and Northern Affairs (ISC) and the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch continue to utilize in suppressing First Nations enterprise and ignoring their own procurement policies, with the most recent example […]

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Families in crisis before COVID-19 will be ‘worse off’ coming out pandemic says advocate – APTN

May 5, 2020 The head of a anti-poverty advocacy group in Manitoba says it’s worried about families and the austerity measures governments are likely to put in place, post-pandemic. “We’re very concerned. There’s a short term effect of balancing your budget and there is the long term harm of not addressing the social deficit that […]

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Wet’suwet’en agreement outlines steps for transferring control of territory to traditional leadership – CBC

Jurisdictional discussions to cover revenue sharing, water, fish, land and resources May 06, 2020 A draft memorandum of understanding [MOU] between Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, British Columbia and the federal government establishes a roadmap for transferring jurisdiction over their territory to their traditional governance — giving hereditary chiefs significant sway over any future resource development — […]

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iPolitics AM: Trudeau heads to CFB Trenton for repatriation ceremony as MPs question ministers in the House – iPolitics

May 6, 2020 ALSO TODAY: Health committee hears from patient advocacy groups — May updates media on Green pandemic priorities In a break from what has become standard operating procedure over the last eight weeks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will skip both his usual mid-morning media briefing outside Rideau Cottage and the newly instituted weekly […]

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Indigenous Affairs Committee | APTN News

Credit:APTN News Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal are appearing before the Indigenous Affairs committee via video conference.

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A Canadian soldier reflects on 75 years of liberation of Netherlands – Brantford Expositor

May 5, 2020 While we are all preoccupied with doing our part to defeat COVID-19, we will solemnly remember the victims of wartime violence and celebrate the 75th liberation of the Netherlands in a manner no one would have imagined a few weeks ago. Liberation Day is May 5 in the Netherlands, following Remembrance Day […]

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Ministers MacAulay and Sajjan mark the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands

From: Veterans Affairs Canada Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today to mark the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands: “The Liberation of the Netherlands was Canada’s last major […]

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Métis Nation unveils poster commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands

May 05, 2020 Liberating the Netherlands was Canada’s last major push towards the Allied victory in Europe during the Second World War.  As many as 175,000 Canadians took park in the campaign and more than 7,600 of them lost their lives, including many Métis Veterans. Today, the Métis Nation unveiled the official poster to mark […]

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Special Electronic Session of TFN Legislature Called

May 4, 2020 Since the rise and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments throughout the world have worked quickly to adapt to the situation, and Tsawwassen First Nation is no different. On March 26, all TFN employees who could work from home began doing so, working diligently to adapt to the unique circumstances imposed by […]

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Local MP successfully advocates for Indigenous limited-liability partnerships – meadowlakeNOW

May 04, 2020 In a letter to Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance on April 15, Gary Vidal, Member of Parliament for Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River riding, and Shadow Cabinet Minister for Indigenous Services, asked for First Nation Limited Partnerships to be eligible to apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) assistance program. Vidal’s concern layed in […]

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iPolitics AM: MPs set to quiz Team Trudeau over COVID-19 response during second virtual meet-up – iPolitics

May 5, 2020 ALSO TODAY: Agriculture, finance and health committees hold virtual meetings MPs — or, at least, as many as are able to sign in without crashing the server — are set to gather around their respective webcams once again as the 338-member SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC holds its second week of […]

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The coronavirus is sending us a message about our humanity. Here’s what we need to understand – OurWindsor.ca

May 03, 2020 With many convocations postponed or cancelled, the Star asked some prominent people receiving honorary degrees to give the speech they would have given in the current climate. Douglas Cardinal is being honoured by the University of Toronto with a Doctor of Laws degree for “outstanding service to the professions as a world-renowned […]

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Canada’s justice system is in crisis, and it isn’t news – The Hill Times

We need a reputable organization that collects data on racism, which has the legal mandate to force change in police forces. We need to legislate change, because there’s more than enough data already on what needs to be fixed. We’ve been waiting far too long for change to be made, and now we will have […]

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Government of Canada creates COVID-19 supply council in support of Canada’s response and recovery

From: Public Services and Procurement Canada May 3, 2020 – Gatineau, Quebec – Public Services and Procurement Canada The Government of Canada is working closely with partners to ensure Canadians have access to the supplies they need to stay safe and healthy in response to COVID-19. The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and […]

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Province defends COVID-19 checkpoints following criticism from Indigenous group – National Post

BEAUVAL, Sask. — An Indigenous group in Saskatchewan is criticizing the province’s management of checkpoints that are meant to protect northern communities experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19. Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron says in a news release that the province was quick to take over local checkpoints, but his group is now getting […]

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Legislative Assemblyof Nunavut: Cancellation of the Spring Sitting of the Legislative Assembly

IQALUIT, Nunavut (May 1, 2020) – Speaker Paul Quassa today announced that the spring 2020 sitting of the 2nd Session of the 5th Legislative Assembly has been cancelled. Speaker Quassa said, “Recognizing that all Nunavut organizations and residents are currently being asked to limit their travel and refrain from large gatherings, the most prudent course […]

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NEMI Township requests provincial intervention to end highway blockage – Manitoulin Expositor

April 30, 2020 LITTLE CURRENT – The Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (Northeast Town) is formally requesting that the Province of Ontario take the necessary steps to reopen Highway 540 and 551 to the travelling public. Both highways have been blocked since Saturday, April 25, when Chief Linda Debassige of M’Chigeeng First Nation […]

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Provincial Minister says Lac Des Iles Mine is critical infrastructure amid pandemic – CBC

Leaders from Gull Bay First Nation have criticised the continuation of operations at Lac Des Iles Mine May 01, 2020 Members of Gull Bay First Nation (GBFN) continue to face an outbreak of COVID-19 in their northwestern Ontario community of about 300 people. As of Friday, the community has seven confirmed cases of the virus, […]

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CAP: Political Discrimination Against Inmates Puts Lives in Danger

April 30, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – Canadian courts have acknowledged that Indigenous rights are not nullified at penitentiary gates, and that the history of colonialism, disenfranchisement and assimilation must be considered in the treatment and release of Indigenous prisoners. Violence reported in Saskatchewan Penitentiary and Port-Cartier in the province of Quebec demonstrates the failure of […]

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Wet’suwet’en pact with Ottawa and B.C. disputed by elected chiefs – CFJC Today

May 01, 2020 SMITHERS, B.C. — Elected chiefs of a First Nation that’s split over a natural gas pipeline through their territories say they will not sign a deal on rights and title, a day after the hereditary chiefs backed the agreement. The elected chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nations say they don’t support the proposed […]

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New leadership for Yukon Liquor Corporation, Lotteries Yukon and Highways and Public Works

Premier Sandy Silver today announced the appointment of Manon Moreau as the president of the Yukon Liquor Corporation and Lotteries Yukon, and Paul McConnell as the deputy minister for the Department of Highways and Public Works. McConnell and Moreau will begin in their new roles on July 4. Moreau moved to Yukon in 1997 to […]

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