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Premiers And National Indigenous Leaders’ Annual Meeting Is Co-Hosted By Premier Scott Moe And Chief Bruce Morin At Big River First Nation

July 9, 2019 Canada’s Premiers will meet with National Indigenous Leaders on July 9 at the Sergeant Darby Morin Centre in Big River First Nation. “My community is thrilled to host Premiers and National Indigenous Leaders at Big River First Nation,” Chief Bruce Morin said. “We look forward to showcasing our hospitality and sharing our […]

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Nunavut is celebrating 20 years as a territory this Nunavut Day – CBC

NTI is participating in events in Kuglutuk and Iqaluit Jul 09, 2019 Nunavut is celebrating 20 years this Nunavut Day — though the reason the territory observes Nunavut Day on July 9 is actually older. The Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act went into effect on July 9, 1993 and its celebrated as a milestone of […]

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Affordable housing, countering election interference on Hill media agenda – iPolitics

With the Hill news cycle experiencing the traditional July lull, affordable housing advocates are clearly hoping to take advantage of the relative lack of competition for the collective attention of the media by picking today to release what the advisory is billing as an “open letter to political parties” ahead of the upcoming campaign. As […]

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Assembly of First Nations meets with premiers today, ending boycott – CBC

National groups representing Inuit, Métis will not attend annual meeting Jul 09, 2019 The Assembly of First Nations will attend a meeting of Indigenous leaders and premiers Tuesday, ending a boycott it launched in 2017. Chief Bruce Morin of Big River First Nation will co-host the half-day of talks with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe in […]

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Meet with Premiers and Territorial Leaders on Implementation of New Legislation Supporting First Nations Children and Families

July 8, 2019 Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Meet with Premiers and Territorial Leaders on Implementation of New Legislation Supporting First Nations Children and Families (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will attend a meeting tomorrow with Premiers, territorial leaders and Indigenous representatives in Big River First […]

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Media Advisory – Important announcement with Canada, Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Kugluktuk, Nunavut – Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Aluki Kotierk, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, and the Honourable Jeannie Ehaloak, Minister of Justice, on behalf of the Honourable Joe Savikataaq, Premier and Environment […]

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Native Women’s Association of Canada to Attend Canada Premiers’ 2019 Summer Meeting in Saskatchewan

July 8, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) In an effort to further advance reconciliation among Canada’s Indigenous Peoples, senior executive members of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) will meet with Canada’s Premiers on July 9 at Big River First Nation Saskatchewan to discuss priorities and considerations for Indigenous child welfare. NWAC is the only Indigenous […]

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Treaty Commission congratulates parties on Ditidaht and Pacheedaht Agreement in Principle signing

July 05, 2019 VANCOUVER – On June 28, 2019, Ditidaht First Nation, Pacheedaht First Nation, British Columbia, and Canada signed an agreement in principle (AIP), achieving a significant milestone towards treaty and a new relationship based on rights recognition, cooperation, respect and partnership. The Ditidaht and Pacheedaht negotiations table is now in Stage 5 of […]

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Métis Nation Rising – Canada and the Métis Nation of Alberta sign a historic self-government agreement

By President Audrey Poitras July 5 marks the 135th anniversary of Louis Riel’s return to Canada to lead the fight for Métis rights. He dreamed of– and fought and died for – self-determination for the Métis people. Last week, after more than 13 decades, his vision of Métis self-government was finally recognized by the Government […]

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Controversial statue of Judge Begbie removed from outside New Westminster courthouse – Globalnews.ca

July 7, 2019 Another statue of a now-controversial historical figure has been removed from a B.C. public square. The sculpture of the province’s first chief justice, Judge Matthew Begbie, was quietly taken off its stone pedestal outside the New Westminster provincial courthouse Saturday to cheers from local First Nations. City council voted to remove the […]

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Statement by Minister Carolyn Bennett on the Opening of the Elbow River Camp at the Calgary Stampede

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 5, 2019) – The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: The “Indian Village” had been a part of the Stampede since its inception 105 years ago as an important meeting place, a place to exchange knowledge, and a powerful expression of culture. Now on its new site on […]

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New Canadian Red Cross Vice President Announced for British Columbia and Yukon

Victoria, B.C. | July 05, 2019 The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Quealey, an emergency management expert and committed Red Cross volunteer, as its new vice president for British Columbia and Yukon. Quealey assumes the position held previously by Kimberley Nemrava, who retired in March after 30 years of […]

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Anishinabek Nation nearing end of ‘long journey’ – The Sudbury Star

July 7, 2019 The Anishinabek Nation will hold a vote this fall on an agreement nearly 25 years in the making that will give its 40 member First Nations, including two in the Sudbury area, the ability to craft their own laws around elections, citizenship, language and culture. If ratified between August and November when […]

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Editorial: A First Nations pipeline toward reconciliation – TheRecord.com

What if the Trans Mountain Pipeline became the same kind of physical, unifying force in this country that the transcontinental railway proved to be more than 100 years ago? Jul 07, 2019 The Trans Mountain Pipeline has long been a source of bitter and unresolved division in Canada. The future of its proposed expansion to […]

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Mayor says new monument should reflect ‘good, bad and ugly’ of Canada’s past – The Star

July 7, 2019 OTTAWA—A city in central Ontario is calling for the return of an iconic monument to explorer Samuel de Champlain that has been a centrepiece in the city’s laid-back waterfront landscape for nearly a century. Parks Canada, which owns the structure and the land it once sat on, has delayed its return for […]

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Indigenous voters are abandoning Trudeau and the Liberals

Credits: CBC News: The National Indigenous voters turned out for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals in 2015. But according to a new CBC News poll, they’re losing faith in the party and the government as a whole. Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News The National is CBC Television’s flagship news […]

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Advancing Priorities of the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada June, 27, 2019 — Ottawa, Ontario — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Last week, federal ministers and elected Inuit leaders gathered for an Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee (ICPC) meeting to advance priority issues. The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, and the President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Natan […]

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Government of Canada supports training and resources for workplace harassment and violence

From: Employment and Social Development Canada July 5, 2019 Toronto, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada All Canadians deserve a workplace that is free from harassment and violence. That is why the Government of Canada is making significant investments to help protect federally regulated employees from these unacceptable behaviours. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister […]

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UBCIC Open Letter: Capacity and Accessibility at the 2019 AFN AGA

July 4, 2019 Assembly of First Nations Dear National Chief Bellegarde and Executive Committee, The upcoming AFN’s Annual General Assembly (AGA) in the Fredericton, New Brunswick on July 23-25 presents an invaluable opportunity for discussion, dialogue, and strategic planning that the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is looking forward to participating in. However, a […]

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Media advisory: Government of Canada to announce partnership with Inuit organizations to benefit Inuit across Canada

From: Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, alongside the Kakivak Association and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, will make an announcement about how the Government of Canada and its Inuit partners are working together to create employment opportunities for Inuit across Canada. The announcement is being made on behalf […]

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Book review: On This Patch of Grass digs deep into understanding urban green spaces – The Province

Authors well aware that park sits on unceded territory of Indigenous nations are willing to take long, painful look at the implications of that fact On This Patch of Grass: City Parks on Occupied Land Daisy Couture, Sadie Couture, Selena Couture and Matt Hern | Fernwood Publishing $30, 154pp Victoria Park (aka Bocce Ball Park) […]

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Media advisory: Minister Bennett to celebrate the opening of a new daycare in Iqaluit

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Iqaluit, Nunavut – Members of the media are invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Iqaluit daycare with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations. Date: July 8, 2019 Time: 3 p.m. (EDT) Where: 2100 Niaqungusiariaq Street Iqaluit, NU Contacts For more information: Matthew […]

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Minister Rodriguez Announces Appointment of British Columbia and Yukon Commissioner to the CRTC

From: Canadian Heritage GATINEAU, July 5, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today announced the appointment of Ms. Claire Anderson to the position of full-time Commissioner for British Columbia and Yukon at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a five-year term beginning August 26,2019. Ms. Anderson is the […]

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New Curve Lake chief focused on clean water, housing and transparency – MyKawartha.com

Chief Emily Whetung MacInnes says she’s not worried about leaving a legacy and wants to focus on improving her community Since earning the title of chief of Curve Lake First Nation, Emily Whetung MacInnes’ two young boys have taken to calling her “chief mom.” “We have a really incredible community,” says Chief Whetung MacInnes. “They […]

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Limiting cannabis stores on Ontario First Nations against ‘community sovereignty’: regional chief – Globalnews.ca

July 4, 2019 On Wednesday, the Ontario government announced that it will issue up to eight licences for those wishing to operate a cannabis store on First Nations reserves — but Indigenous leaders and those involved with cannabis say this decision poses jurisdictional issues. The announcement from the Ontario government comes almost a month after […]

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Cape Dorset, Nunavut, considers name change – CBC

Voting expected to take place during municipal elections this fall Jul 05, 2019 The Nunavut community of Cape Dorset could go back to its traditional name. The community was named by English explorer Luke Fox, some 400 years ago. Its Inuktitut name is Kinngait, but Inuit say it was previously known as Sikusiilaq. Nunavut Tunngavik […]

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Mandryk: Indigenous candidates should be considered to replace Molloy – Leader-Post

Today’s struggles go beyond Metis and First Nations people not seeing their own faces reflected in roles of authority. July 5, 2019 The late Saskatchewan Lt.-Gov. Thomas Molloy seemed born for the role, although this does not mean an older, distinguished white gentleman need be the only one considered for this job. In fact, it’s […]

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“Everyone at the Table!” Minister Bibeau highlights actions on food waste through the Food Policy for Canada

July 4, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Today, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, visited Quest Food Exchange where she highlighted a $26.3 million investment through the recently launched Food Policy for Canada to reduce food waste. Responsible for one in eight jobs across the country, our food sector is […]

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Congratulates Judy Klassen on her Nomination as the Federal Liberal Candidate for the Riding of Churchill-Keewatinook Aski

July 04, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) congratulates Liberal Candidate Judy Klassen in her successful bid to run in the upcoming federal election for the riding of Churchill-Keewatinook Aski. The federal Churchill-Keewatinook Aski riding encompasses all of northern Manitoba. Ms. Klassen has been the Member of the […]

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Giesbrecht: Metis should avoid ‘self-government’ – Winnipeg Sun

The federal government has signed “self-government” agreements with “Métis nations” of Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan. More agreements are in the works. Until Métis requests for “self-government”, the term has been used in relation to First Nations (reserves). Since 1996, when the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) set self-government as a priority, efforts have been […]

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Opinion: Métis Nation rising with the signing of historic self-government agreement – Calgary Herald

July 5, 2019 July 5 marks the 135th anniversary of Louis Riel’s return to Canada to lead the fight for Métis rights. He dreamed of — and fought and died for — self-determination for the Métis people. Last week, after more than 13 decades, his vision of Métis self-government was finally recognized by the government […]

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Minister Wilkinson Attends the Fraser Watershed Initiative Restoration Conference

July 4, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia —Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, attended and delivered a speech at the Fraser Watershed Initiative Restoration Conference today, along with Indigenous leaders, industry leaders and local non-governmental organizations. British Columbia’s Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Lana Popham, was also in attendance Minister […]

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Elsipogtog elders fill potholes to ’embarrass’ leaders into action – CBC

Graham Road ‘definitely the worst road in Kent County,’ says MLA Jul 05, 2019 Upset with the state of an important connector road into Elsipogtog First Nation, a group of elders took matters into their own hands this week. About a dozen people shovelled dirt and rock from the back of a pickup truck into […]

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Morning Brief: Controversy and confirmation – iPolitics

Jul 5, 2019 Good morning, readers. It’s Friday! Ontario Premier Doug Ford may want to unplug this weekend, as the latest details about the nepotism controversy rocking his cabinet come to the fore. A top civil servant, who sources say was “handpicked” last fall by Ford’s former chief of staff Dean French, was let go […]

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Statement: Mistaken Release of Housing Report

July 4th, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) Earlier this week, NWAC completed a draft report on Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people’s difficult relationship with housing. Unfortunately, the report was released prematurely. We have more to add to ensure our final report is a valuable contribution to this (often-lacking) body of literature. Housing insecurity is one […]

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Helen and Ted Hughes, Irwin Elman Named Korczak Honourees

July 4, 2019 VICTORIA – Three Canadians who have dedicated their lives to public service with a focus on children and youth were honoured recently by the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada during a ceremony at Government House. Helen and Ted Hughes of Victoria jointly received the Janusz Korczak Medal for Children’s Rights Advocacy while […]

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Tepid Economic Growth Points to Structural Problems: Cross Quarterly Economic Report – MLI

OTTAWA, ON (July 4, 2019): 2019 has so far been defined by one distinct trend: slow economic growth. While Canada may be on track for a resumption of moderate economic growth for the second half of 2019, our economy remains significantly slower than that of the US. What explains this weakness? In MLI’s latest Quarterly […]

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BC Government: Policy changes put people first

July 03, 2019 VANCOUVER – For people struggling with poverty, small changes can make a big difference. The first of a series of policy updates by the Government of British Columbia will remove barriers and make it easier for people to get help when they need it most. The policy changes that came into effect […]

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Waterloo moves forward with bold new strategic plan

July 03, 2019 On Monday, June 24, 2019, Waterloo Council approved a new strategic plan that provides a common focus for council and staff for the next four years. The 2019-2022 strategic plan is comprised of mission and vision statements, and six strategic goals with 19 objectives. It also includes seven guiding principles that serve […]

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Prince Albert Regional Economic Development Alliance Board Announced

July 03, 2019 On behalf of the Prince Albert Regional Economic Development Alliance (PREDA), the City of Prince Albert would like to announce that all positions on the PREDA Board of Directors have been appointed. The most recently appointed Board Members are: Gord Broda – Director at Large Dan Yungwirth – Director at Large Lynn […]

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Dan Fumano: A lone councillor’s ‘quiet protest’ against city’s reconciliation efforts – The Province

Opinion: The only Vancouver councillor to vote against the next steps in the city’s reconciliation efforts explains her ‘quiet protest.’ When Coun. Colleen Hardwick lodged the lone vote last week against the next steps in the city’s continuing reconciliation efforts with its Indigenous population, it wasn’t the first time she’s gone her own way. Hardwick, […]

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Landmark agreement gives Indigenous ‘forgotten people’ power to self-govern – The Guardian

Three agreements laid groundwork for possible future land claims, reparations and centuries-long grievances for Métis nations Growing up as member of Alberta’s Métis community, Audrey Poitras was always acutely aware of the unique struggle her people faced. The Métis are one of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, with roots 400 years deep. But although these mixed-race people […]

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Land Claims Used to Promote Native Economic, Cultural and Community Development

Native land claims have become more than just attempting to resolve treaties which may have been misinterpreted. Ontario recently confirmed that land claims are now a way to promote economic, cultural and community development by giving land and money to Natives. WireService.ca Media Release (07/03/2019) ONTARIO – Native land claims are providing the means for […]

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Quarterly Report – April to June 2019, Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

Serving as Alberta’s Crown Representative The Lieutenant Governor fulfilled numerous constitutional duties following the Alberta general election. Her Honour met with the Premier Designate on April 17 to discuss the election result and invite him to form the government. She presided over swearing-in ceremonies in April and May for the Premier, Cabinet and Members of […]

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(BC) RCY’s Mandate Expanded to Reach More Young Adults

July 3, 2019 VICTORIA – The Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) can now advocate for more young adults who have aged out of government care following a regulatory change that expands the Office’s legal mandate. Young adults up to their 24th birthdays who have aged out of care and who are on or eligible […]

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Federal Tories hopeful Gray will retake Kelowna-Lake Country – The Daily Courier

Jul 2, 2019 Travelling halfway across Canada, across several provinces and putting in an 18-hour workday on Canada’s birthday was just another day at the office for the man who hopes to become Canada’s next prime minister. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer started Canada Day early Monday with a community breakfast in a small town outside […]

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Northwest Territories and Nunavut Speakers Mourn the Passing of Former MLA Ludy Pudluk

Jul 2 2019 YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories and IQALUIT, Nunavut (July 2, 2019) – Speakers Jackson Lafferty and Simeon Mikkungwak today mourn the passing of former MLA Ludy Pudluk, who passed away on Monday following a long illness. Ludy Pudluk served as a Member of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly from 1975 to 1995. During his […]

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Message from the Governor General Following the Passing of His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan

July 2, 2019 OTTAWA—With the recent passing of His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Canada has lost a respected negotiator, lawyer and author, as well as someone who dedicated his life to the service of others. He was widely known for his role as the Government of Canada’s chief negotiator […]

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Hunger strike ends after agreement reached on Ottawa Indigenous Peoples space – APTN News

July 2, 2019 An Algonquin grand chief’s hunger strike is over after an agreement with the federal government on a project to create a major Indigenous centre in Ottawa. Steps away from Parliament Hill, Verna Polson, head of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council, had been in a wigwam since Monday without eating or drinking. […]

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Feds sign historic self government agreements with three Metis nations – Two Row Times

July 3, 2019 OTTAWA _ The federal government signed historic self-government agreements Thursday with the Metis nations of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan. The agreements affirm the Metis right of self-government and formally recognize the mandates of the Metis nations in the three provinces. They further recognize the Metis governments’ jurisdiction in the areas of citizenship, […]

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