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Jan. 10: Another oh-so-Canadian pipeline mess. Plus other letters to the editor – The Globe and Mail

Oh-so-Canadian mess Re From Blockade To Showdown (Jan. 9): If the Wet’suwet’en are determined to shoot themselves in the foot by blocking the natural gas pipeline in B.C.’s north, let them. Just make sure they aren’t shooting off everyone else’s toes in the process. Reroute the pipeline, and in so doing honour their wishes and […]

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Reconciliation will only happen when the rights of First Nations are adhered to – Net Newsledger

January 9, 2019 KIIWETINOONG — Sol Mamakwa, Ontario’s Official Opposition critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, released the following statement: “Reconciliation will only happen when the rights of First Nations are adhered to, respected and not trampled on. The use of militarized RCMP forces to challenge peaceful Wet’suwet’en protestors is uncalled for and unnecessary. The […]

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Band councils, hereditary chiefs play distinct governance roles: expert – Thompson Citizen

January 10, 2019 VICTORIA — Canadians are getting a crash course on the differences between non-elected hereditary chiefs and band councils elected by First Nations as RCMP arrests at a blockade in northern British Columbia launched pipeline protests across the country this week. “The question of who represents Indigenous people is a thorny one,” said […]

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You’re a liar’: Indigenous people voice anger at Trudeau town hall in BC – CityNews Toronto

Jan 10, 2019 Indigenous people voiced their anger and frustration with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday at a chaotic town hall in Kamloops, B.C., loudly interrupting him to condemn the arrests of protesters at a pipeline blockade. While Trudeau was answering a question on accountability for the oil and gas industry, a man who […]

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Trudeau says B.C. protest arrests not ‘ideal,’ but rule of law must be respected – Nanaimo News NOW

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it’s “not an ideal situation” that 14 people were arrested Monday in northwestern British Columbia over a protest against construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. Trudeau made the comment Wednesday on CBC’s radio program Daybreak Kamloops, prior to his visit to the city to attend […]

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B.C. premier speaks to media about arrests at Gidimt’en camp – CBC

Statement comes after 14 people arrested at pipeline blockade in northern B.C. Jan 09, 2019 The premier of B.C. says he’s “confident” there will be a “peaceful resolution” to an ongoing standoff between RCMP and protesters in northern B.C. who are trying to block access to a planned pipeline that would run through their territory. […]

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‘I don’t know if we’ll come together again’: B.C. chief says pipeline created scar that will take years to heal – APTN News

January 9, 2019 The economic boom promised by a natural gas pipeline is coming at a steep human price for a northern B.C. First Nation. “I’ve had looks that would kill,” said Chief Victor Jim. “I should be dead many times over.” Jim, elected to Witset band council a year ago, said the battle over […]

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Province launches southern Vancouver Island transportation strategy

Jan. 9, 2019 VICTORIA – A complete, comprehensive and co-ordinated look into improving traffic flow on southern Vancouver Island is the focus of a new transportation strategy being launched by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. “We know that southern Vancouver Island is one of the fastest-growing regions in the province,” said Claire Trevena, Minister […]

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Support for families with critically ill loved ones

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Over 10,000 claims established in first year of new measures for caregiving benefits January 9, 2019              St. Catharines, Ontario        Employment and Social Development Canada Every day, Canadians across the country provide care and support for their family members, selflessly putting their needs aside for those of the ones […]

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Moe’s Sixties Scoop apology is meaningless if there is no change – CBC

Premier made apology Monday in rotunda of Saskatchewan legislature Jan 09, 2019 A quiet sadness visited me in the days leading up to Premier Scott Moe’s apology to Sixties Scoop survivors Monday. I was aware of the absence of my two sisters and my brother, who all live too far away to have joined me […]

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Prime Minister announces by-elections

January 9, 2019 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that by-elections will be held on February 25, 2019, in the following three electoral districts: Burnaby South, British Columbia Outremont, Quebec York–Simcoe, Ontario NT4

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Media advisory: The Honourable Bob Nault to visit the airport in Webequie First Nation

From: Transport Canada OTTAWA, ONTARIO — The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will tour a recently completed safety improvement project at the airport in Webequie First Nation. Date: January 10, 2019 Time: 9:45 a.m., Local Time Location: Webequie Airport Webequie First Nation […]

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City of Hamilton loses loses Indigenous innovator to McMaster University – TheSpec.com

City hall is losing Shylo Elmayan, leader of its groundbreaking urban Indigenous strategy, writes Andrew Dreschel. City hall is losing the leader of its groundbreaking urban Indigenous strategy. Shylo Elmayan, the project manager in charge of developing the municipality’s plan to strengthen relationships with Indigenous city dwellers, is leaving to take on a new role […]

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First let’s talk about basic Indigenous rights, then we’ll get to reconciliation – Toronto Star

Jan. 8, 2019 Reconciliation is now officially over. To be fair, it was always a slow, meandering, broken-down engine, limping along the track, led by politicians who never quite knew where the train was going. Most Indigenous leaders never use the word “reconciliation” because it is not plausible when First Peoples are still fighting for […]

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Comment: By what right? The confrontation at Wedzin Kwah – Times Colonist

January 9, 2019 By what right did the state deploy armed force against Indigenous Peoples and their allies at Wedzin Kwah? The Wet’suwet’en peoples, their five clans, and numerous family are not merely demonstrators protesting oil and gas development — they are protecting their lands, as is their responsibility as the original peoples of the […]

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Pipeline conflict tests how Trudeau will balance energy, environment, indigenous rights – Washington Post

January 09, 2019 The pictures emerging from the scene of an anti-pipeline action in British Columbia could not be more off-brand for Justin Trudeau. The Canadian prime minister came to power on a promise to rebuild the relationship between Canadian authorities and indigenous communities. Though he’s won plaudits for being willing to address these issues, critics often […]

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Statement from the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs RE: RCMP arrest of First Nations citizens

January 08, 2019 TREATY ONE TERRITORY, MB. _ RCMP in northern B.C., arrested 14 people where First Nation citizens at the Gidimt’en camp were asserting their sovereignty by barring a pipeline company from access. Although the RCMP say they were enforcing a court injunction for Coastal GasLink to access the road and bridge near Houston, B.C., […]

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The Wet’suwet’en and BC’s gas-pipeline battle: A guide to the story so far – The Globe and Mail

January 08, 2019 Opposition to a natural-gas pipeline in northern B.C. triggered dozens of protests across Canada on Tuesday, a day after RCMP arrested 14 people on a logging road where members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation erected a checkpoint to block construction crews. At a second checkpoint, pipeline opponents were on guard for more arrests on Wednesday. The […]

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Nominations for Board of Directors – Yellowknife and Kitikmeot Regions

Pauktuutit has two positions open for the Board of Directors for Inuit women in the Kitikmeot and Yellowknife regions. Any Inuk woman can nominate or be nominated for a position on the Pauktuutit Board of Directors. Nominators must be from the same region as the candidate. Nomination forms are available at the links below, from […]

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Pipeline protests continue: Second roadblock remains – Radio Canada International

January 09, 2019 The Wet’suwet’en First Nations continue their protest over plans to run a natural gas pipeline over their claimed territory in northern British Columbia. They continue to block an access road into the area A first barrier was taken down by police, but members of the band have moved to a second barrier […]

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Statement by the Prime Minister on meeting with Modern Treaty and Self-Governing First Nations

Ottawa, Ontario – January 8, 2019 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today after meeting with Modern Treaty and Self-Governing First Nations: “Today, I had the honour to meet with leaders of Modern Treaty and Self-Governing First Nations for a second time to strengthen our unique and enduring relationship. “We talked about last […]

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Itinerary for Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Ottawa, Ontario – January 8, 2019 Kamloops, British Columbia 2:10 p.m. The Prime Minister will meet with Mayor of Kamloops Ken Christian. Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre 1250 Rogers Way Notes for media: Photo opportunity at the beginning of the meeting Media should arrive to the Conference Centre entrance no later than 1:30 p.m. 2:35 p.m. The […]

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Vaughn Palmer: We’re left to guess at NDP standard for Indigenous consent – Vancouver Sun

So is the NDP standard for consent unanimity among First Nations? Or unanimity among the clans and houses inside of a single First Nation? Or should B.C. let the courts sort it out? VICTORIA — It was a day when Premier John Horgan said “I cannot stop smiling … a spectacular day for all British […]

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Captivating Encounter Between Pipeline Employees and Indigenous Land Defenders in Northern BC

Credits: TheRealNews After a Canadian court issued an injunction to force the Wet’suwet’en nation to allow pipeline workers to enter their territory, a neighbouring clan constructs a second checkpoint. This video shows the illuminating encounter that took place when employees from TransCanada arrived at the new checkpoint. Filming by Jesse Freeston. Visit https://therealnews.com for more […]

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Hay River to benefit from better food security and safer bridges

From: Infrastructure Canada Hay River, Northwest Territories, January 8, 2019—Strategic investments in infrastructure projects in the North deliver sustained economic growth, build stronger, more inclusive communities, and support the unique needs of northerners. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and […]

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Reconciliation Will Not Be Achieved Through Force

Reconciliation Will Not Be Achieved Through Force January 8, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today on the RCMP’s action against the Gidimt’en camp and checkpoint yesterday in northern B.C., set up in support of the Unist’ot’en, both of which are houses of the […]

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The Wet’suwet’en and BC’s gas-pipeline battle: A guide to the story so far – The Globe and Mail

January 8, 2019 RCMP arrested 14 people on a northern B.C. forestry road on Monday, escalating tensions over a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through the traditional territory of B.C.’s Wet’suwet’en First Nation. The Mounties were enforcing a Dec. 14 court injunction giving Coastal GasLink, a subsidiary of TransCanada Corp., access to the […]

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FSIN Welcomes Sixties Scoop Apology, but Wants Action – SwiftCurrentOnline.com

January 08, 2019 Yesterday Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe read an apology on behalf of the province to survivors of the Sixties Scoop, and while the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) accepted the apology, they don’t feel it’s enough. Reports vary on the actual number, but the Sixties Scoop saw somewhere in the tens of […]

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Nominations open for Alberta’s highest honour

Jan. 08, 2019 Albertans are invited to nominate remarkable citizens, community leaders and innovators for membership in the Alberta Order of Excellence. Up to 10 people will be inducted into the Order this year in recognition of remarkable contributions to their community, the province and the nation. Nominations must be received by Feb. 15 to […]

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Iqaluit’s Joe Kunuk gets top admin job with ICC-Canada – Nunatsiaq News

January 08, 2019 Veteran civil servant to start Jan. 28 The Canadian wing of the Inuit Circumpolar Council has a new executive director: Joe Adla Kunuk, a veteran administrator with many years of service at public governments and Inuit organizations. Kunuk will step in to the top administrative role at ICC-Canada on Jan. 28. He […]

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Social impact bonds could cost taxpayers more, keep kids who need help out of care: experts – CBC

‘I don’t like the idea. I don’t,’ says economics prof January 08, 2019 Economic experts warn the province’s social impact bond program designed to keep babies with their mothers will cost Manitobans more than if the province simply funded the program itself. The two-year pilot project, Restoring the Sacred Bond, would match Indigenous doulas up […]

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Independent Civilian Review into Missing Persons Investigations Announces its Community Advisor and Community Advisory Group Members

TORONTO. January 8, 2019. The Hon. Gloria J. Epstein, who is conducting an independent civilian review of how Toronto police conduct missing persons investigations, today announced a Community Advisor and Community Advisory Group. The Review’s Terms of Reference contemplate these appointments to assist the Review in its outreach to the Toronto community, including members of […]

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Mexico’s Indigenous experience a lesson for Canada – Troy Media

There are no status cards providing one group with superior rights. There are no special financial privileges Mexico offers a social model that Canada should consider. Oaxaca is one of the best preserved colonial cities in Mexico. It has a bustling centre, rich with busy markets – street vendors and music wherever you go. Oaxaca […]

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Steel tariff talks: By ‘next steps’, what the PMO actually meant was ‘no steps’ – Macleans.ca

Jan 8, 2019 Politics Insider for January 8: The Canada-China chill, Trudeau and Trump talk tariffs, and a ’60s scoop apology in Saskatchewan Welcome to a sneak peek of the Maclean’s Politics Insider newsletter. Sign-up at the bottom of the page to get it delivered straight to your inbox. In the end a group of […]

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Between two worlds:’ Saskatchewan Premier apologizes to ’60s Scoop survivors – National Observer

January 8th 2019 Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe apologized to survivors of the ’60s Scoop Monday for failing them and leaving them “caught between two worlds.” “On behalf of the government of Saskatchewan and on behalf of the people of Saskatchewan, I stand before you today to apologize. I stand before you to say sorry,” Moe […]

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Media advisory: Minister Bennett to congratulate Enoch Cree Nation on the opening of their new water pumphouse

Enoch Cree Nation, Treaty 6 Territory, Alberta – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, on behalf of Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services will celebrate alongside Enoch Cree Nation the opening of their new water pumphouse. Date:  Wednesday January 9, 2019 Time: 1:00 p.m.  (MST) Where: Enoch water pumphouse 23522, 74th […]

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iPolitics AM: Trudeau talks treaties, self-government at First Nations forum in Ottawa – iPolitics.ca

Jan 8, 2019 ALSO TODAY: Canadian parliamentarians raise detentions during China tour After a post-holiday weekend that, thanks to 604 Now Vancouver, we now know involved at least a few hours on the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to make a mid-afternoon appearance at the Canada – Modern Treaty and […]

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Itinerary for Tuesday, January 8, 2019

January 7, 2019 Note: All times local Ottawa, Ontario Private meetings. 2:30 p.m. The Prime Minister will attend the Canada – Modern Treaty and Self-Governing First Nations Forum, and will deliver opening remarks. Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett, and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna will […]

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NL Government: Provincial Government Launches 2019 Pre-Budget Consultations

January 7, 2019 The Provincial Government today launched its online pre-budget consultations for Budget 2019. Starting today, members of the public and industry stakeholders can visit www.engagenl.ca/engagement-initiatives/2019-pre-budget-consultations to provide their feedback as part of the budget process. Through this year’s pre-budget consultations, government is seeking public feedback on priority investments and discussions on how government […]

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First Nations leader says cannabis retail rollout needs changes – Tbnewswatch.com

Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty 3 appeals to cabinet ministers KENORA, ON — A First Nations leader in northwestern Ontario wants the provincial government to change its plan for licensing retail cannabis outlets. Grand Council Treaty 3 Grand Chief Francis Kavanaugh says the decision to license only 25 retailers initially, and only in larger […]

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Sixties Scoop Apology – Government Of Saskatchewan

January 7, 2019 Elder McArthur, thank you for the prayer. Elders, survivors, Chiefs, distinguished guests, legislative colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning everyone. Welcome to your legislature. Welcome to Treaty 4 Territory . . . the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota and Lakota peoples and the home of the Métis. And welcome […]

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Scott Moe, Saskatchewan Premier, Apologizes For Province Failing ’60s Scoop Survivors – HuffPost Canada

01/07/2019 I stand before you to say sorry. REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe apologized to survivors of the ’60s Scoop Monday for failing them and leaving them “caught between two worlds.” “On behalf of the government of Saskatchewan and on behalf of the people of Saskatchewan, I stand before you today to apologize. I […]

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Manitoba Announces First Social Impact Bond

January 7, 2019 Doula Project Aims to Strengthen Bonds Between Indigenous Mothers and Infants and Reduce the Number of Days Infants Spend in Care: Stefanson The Manitoba government has entered a partnership with the Southern First Nations Network of Care (SFNNC) to deliver the province’s first-ever Social Impact Bond (SIB), Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced […]

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Canada has a new Inuk senator – Nunatsiaq News

7 January, 2019 Inuvialuk Margaret Dawn Anderson appointed to the Senate on Dec. 12 The Senate of Canada once again has an Inuk member, with the recent appointment of a Northwest Territories public servant to its ranks. Margaret Dawn Anderson, who is Inuvialuk, was one of four new and independent Senators appointed last month, the […]

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Ukkusiksalik National Park Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

Parks Canada announces plan to connect Canadians to nature in Nunavut January 7, 2019    Naujaat, Nunavut    Parks Canada Agency The management plan for Ukkusiksalik National Park was tabled in Parliament recently. Reviewed every 10 years, management plans are a legislative requirement of the Canada National Parks Act and guide the management of Parks Canada places. Canada’s national […]

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MP applauds UWinnipeg’s commitment to preserve Indigenous languages

Jan. 04, 2019 Winnipeg Centre MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette applauded The University of Winnipeg’s commitment to preserving Indigenous languages while speaking to parliament in November. While speaking to parliament on November 29, Winnipeg Centre MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette applauded The University of Winnipeg’s commitment to preserving Indigenous languages. Ouellette recalled a meeting he had with UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor […]

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Saskatchewan set to become third province to apologize for Sixties Scoop – 620 CKRM.com

January 06, 2019 On Monday, Saskatchewan will become the just third province to apologize for their role in the Sixties Scoop. From the 1950’s through to the late 1980’s, thousands of Indigenous children were taken from their birth families and placed with non-Indigenous ones. The apology, to be delivered by Premier Scott Moe at the […]

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Ford government’s intentions for reconciliation funding a foregone conclusion, say critics – APTN News

January 6, 2019 While Ontario’s Ford government says it’s reviewing a fund put in place to facilitate Indigenous cultural practices, critics say the layoff of all four Indigenous employees hired to operate the program is an indication the Progressive Conservatives have no intention of continuing what the Liberals started two years ago as part of […]

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Negative news overshadowed a strong year of reconciliation for Indigenous people – CBC

Jan 05, 2019 People worked to improve race relations despite challenges like Gerald Stanley trial, trespassing law changes To assess the progress or lack of it for Indigenous people in 2018 you must go back and look at a few events in isolation. First the trial of Gerald Stanley for the killing of Colten Boushie […]

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Public school board faces potential cuts this year with PCs in power: director – Daily Miner and News

January 4, 2019 2019 will be a year of financial prudence and restraint for the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board. Director of education Sean Monteith said with the new PC government in charge at Queen’s Park people should expect cuts. Both school boards in Kenora have already seen the effects of cuts when the Ontario PCs […]

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