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Eighth Report Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAN): Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

In accordance with its Order of Reference of Tuesday, June 13, 2017, your Committee has considered Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration), and agreed on Thursday, June 15, 2017, to report it with the following amendments:Title That Bill S-3 be amended by replacing the long title […]

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2017 Election Results for the Community of Gamètì – Tłı̨chǫ Government

June 16, 2017 Chief David Wedawin Councillors Frank Arrowmakers Garry Bekale Henry Gon Peter John Apples Germain Eyakfwo Tie Jimmy B Mantla, and Gary Zoe  (Election will be June 26) For more information please contact: Community Government of Gamètì PO Box 1, Gamètì, NT X0E 1R0 P: 867-997-3441 & F: 867-997-3411 NT5

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In the Okanagan Valley, We’re Not Letting Canada Drive By Indigenous Truth – The Tyee

How an Indigenous-led collaborative is rethinking Canada’s 150th birthday. Rethink 150: Indigenous Truth is an Okanagan-based, Indigenous-led, collaborative project unsettling the celebratory narrative of Canada 150 and refocusing attention onto Indigenous Syilx perspectives about past and present colonial relations in Okanagan territory. The first billboard went up on Indian Reserve #2, the Lower Similkameen Indian […]

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Canada’s fed prov finance ministers to start deep dive on marijuana taxation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2017  By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ As the country’s finance ministers meet in Ottawa, the Trudeau government should expect to hear concerns about the added burden marijuana legalization could heap onto provincial shoulders. The agenda for the two-day, federal-provincial-territorial gathering, which starts Sunday, will include discussions on how […]

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National Indigenous Leaders and Federal Ministers Declare Intent to Co-develop Indigenous Languages Legislation

June 15, 2017 Ottawa, ON: Métis Nation, First Nations, and Inuit leaders joined Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett to announce their intent to co-develop Indigenous languages legislation aimed at revitalizing and promoting Indigenous languages. “Today marks another step in the right direction in building the nation to nation relationship between […]

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Government of Canada Commemorates the National Historic Significance of Chief Peguis

June 18, 2017       Selkirk, Manitoba     Parks Canada Agency National parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. To mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, […]

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Gender based violence strategy to focus on better data, prevention and support – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 19, 2017  By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Liberal government is launching its long-awaited strategy on gender-based violence Monday, which will include a way to develop and share research on everything from street harassment to getting boys and men involved in solving the problem. Status of Women Minister Maryam […]

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Canada Renews its Commitment to UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Canada is elected to UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions GATINEAU, QC, June 15, 2017 – Diversity is one of Canada’s greatest strengths. Our country’s heritage and unique culture, shaped by our diversity, deserves to be celebrated and shared. We strive to promote-both in Canada and abroad-a […]

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Jagmeet Singh takes stance against Kinder Morgan pipeline, unveils climate plan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh is releasing a four-page climate change plan that includes taking a stand against the Kinder Morgan and Energy East pipelines. Singh came under fire from other leadership contenders during a debate last Sunday in St. John’s, N.L., […]

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NDP leadership hopeful Charlie Angus promises help for indigenous kids – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2017 OTTAWA _ NDP leadership candidate Charlie Angus is promising to find better ways to protect the interests of First Nations, Metis and Inuit children _ including by dismantling the Indigenous Affairs Department. The Ontario MP said he would create a federal ombudsperson for indigenous children, who would have the legal […]

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Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners

June 16, 2017 Annual Conference of the Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners at Rideau Hall OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will host the Annual Conference of the Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners, at Rideau Hall, from June 18 to 20, 2017. The governor general, lieutenant […]

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Muskrat Falls Project Oversight Committee Releases Quarterly Report in New Format

June 16, 2017 Today, the Muskrat Falls Project Oversight Committee released its report which provides cost and schedule information up to March 31, 2017. The quarterly report is provided in a new format designed to increase the amount of project information available in an easier to review format. This approach is in keeping with the […]

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Itinerary for the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, for Monday, June 19, 2017

Ottawa, Ontario June 18, 2017 Itinerary for the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, for Monday, June 19, 2017: Ottawa, Ontario 9:30 a.m. The Prime Minister will deliver an address at the University of Ottawa convocation. Canada Hall 2-3 Shaw Centre 55 Colonel By Drive Notes for media: Open coverage Media should arrive no later than 8:45 […]

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Sask First Nation Transparency – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 16, 2017  By Adam Brilz, CJWW REGINA – A woman from the Onion Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan has successfully won a court battle against her reserve over financial transparency. Stick and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation took the First Nation to court in May after she said the Onion […]

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Does Canada’s new child-care plan go far enough?

Credits: CBC News Published on Jun 12, 2017 Ottawa and the provinces have struck a deal on early learning and child care. The federal government is pledging $7 billion over the next 10 years, with the aim of opening up 40,000 spaces for Indigenous people, low-income families and single parents. Bethany Grady of the Childcare […]

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Government of Canada Celebrates the National Historic Significance of Chief Peguis

June 16, 2017     East Selkirk, Manitoba      Parks Canada MaryAnn Mihychuk, Member of Parliament for Kildonan-St. Paul, will take part in the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada’s plaque unveiling ceremony to commemorate Chief Peguis as a national historic person. Ms. Mihychuk will make the announcement on behalf of the Minister of Environment and […]

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Statement from the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development on the situation of children in Canada following UNICEF’s Building the Future report release

June 15, 2017   Gatineau, Quebec   Employment and Social Development Canada “As Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, I am making this statement this morning following the release of UNICEF’s report on the situation of children in Canada in 2014. Canada is a prosperous country that cannot tolerate seeing its children experience poverty and […]

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Wall the winner in a boring two-way NDP leadership race – Regina Leader-Post

Jun 16, 2017 So far, the big winner in the Saskatchewan NDP’s leadership race appears to be Brad Wall. Notwithstanding his government’s failings in budget and economic management of late, what Brad Wall and his Saskatchewan Party remain remarkably good at it is the political game — especially, defining NDP leaders before they get a […]

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4th staffer leaves MMIWG inquiry commission amid calls for reform – CBC

National Indigenous organizations meeting with inquiry on Thursday to discuss ‘red flags’ Jun 15, 2017 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls lost its fourth staffer this week, CBC News has learned. Chantale Courcy was director of operations until Monday. Director of communications Bernée Bolton confirmed that Courcy is the latest […]

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Manitoba First Nation flood evacuees net $90M-settlement – CBC

About 4,000 people from 4 First Nations had to leave communities during 2011 flood Jun 15, 2017 Residents forced out of four flooded-out First Nations will split a $90-million settlement from the Manitoba and federal governments. Two thousand plaintiffs from Lake St. Martin, Little Saskatchewan, Dauphin River and Pinaymootang First Nations will be compensated after […]

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Plan outlined for handover of community pastures in Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 15, 2017 REGINA – The Saskatchewan government has outlined a three-year plan to transfer the management of community pastures to local producer groups. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says the groups could include municipalities, environmental agencies or First Nations and will be offered 15-year leases. He says 13 community pastures […]

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Morneau warns government won’t accept Senate changes to budget bill – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017  By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Finance Minister Bill Morneau issued a veiled warning Thursday that the Trudeau government won’t accept Senate changes to his budget bill _ especially not carving out provisions dealing with creation of the new infrastructure bank. Morneau issued the warning after fielding questions […]

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Alberta premier says opponents should stand down if won’t fight for human rights – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017 By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Premier Rachel Notley is taking aim at Alberta’s two conservative parties over online abuse of an openly gay staffer by saying leaders should either step up to fight for human rights or step aside. Notley says Wildrose Leader Brian Jean’s comments on […]

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Only fair’: McKenna on excluding Saskatchewan, Manitoba from $2B carbon fund – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Manitoba and Saskatchewan have been given until the end of December to sign on to the federal government’s national climate change agreement to avoid losing out on millions of dollars to help cut emissions. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna unveiled details Thursday of […]

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Mi’kmaq outraged over ‘racist’ note at New Brunswick doctor’s office – APTN

June 15, 2017 The sign reads: “ATTN: Native Patients. Please don’t ask for tranquilizers or pain medications.” Maxine Ginnish heard about the sign and went to Dr. Allister Carter’s family practice to see for herself. “My heart broke and I had to get out of there as soon as I could because I burst into […]

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Marcia’s Vision for the Path Forward

Credits: Ontario60sScoop Published on Jun 15, 2017 From the 1960s-1980s, thousands of Indigenous children, like Marcia, were taken from their homes. They lost their families, names, languages, identities. On February 14, 2017 the court found Canada liable for the harm suffered by Ontario Sixties Scoop survivors. Chief Marcia Brown Martel, lead claimant in the case, […]

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National Chief Bulletin: Announcement on Initiative to Create an Indigenous Languages Act

National Chief Bulletin: Announcement on Initiative to Create an Indigenous Languages Act Announcement on Initiative to Create an Indigenous Languages Act On June 15, I participated in an announcement with the federal Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, on the co-development of an Indigenous Languages Act. This proposed legislation is aimed at revitalizing, […]

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Finance Ministers Meeting on June 18–19, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario

Media Advisory From Department of Finance Canada June 15, 2017 Finance Minister Bill Morneau will meet with provincial and territorial finance ministers on Sunday and Monday, June 18–19, 2017. Sunday, June 18 6:00 p.m. Minister Morneau and his provincial and territorial colleagues will have a working dinner. Location: 7 Rideau Gate, Ottawa, Ontario. Monday, June […]

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Government of Canada taking action to prevent and address gender-based violence

June 15, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario Gender-based violence is a significant yet preventable barrier to gender equality. To prevent and address this critical issue, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, today tabled the Government of Canada’s response to the 7th Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women entitled Taking […]

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Government to Lease Provincial Pastures to Patron Groups – Government of Saskatchewan

June 15, 2017 The Ministry of Agriculture will offer current patrons of the Saskatchewan Pastures Program (SPP) the option of leasing the pastures, as the program is wound down over the next three years.  This follows the decision in March 2017 to end the Saskatchewan Pastures Program and consult on future management of the land. […]

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Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Announces Designation of New Languages Commissioner of Nunavut

IQALUIT, Nunavut (June 15, 2017) – Speaker of the Legislative Assembly George Qulaut today announced that a formal motion will be moved at the next sitting of the House to appoint Ms. Helen Klengenberg of Kugluktuk as Languages Commissioner of Nunavut for a five-year term of office. The 3rd Session of the 4th Legislative Assembly […]

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Media invited to attend technical briefing on proposed amendments to Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ottawa, Ontario – Representatives from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada will provide a technical briefing to media on the proposed amendments to Canada’s Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act as tabled in the House of Commons earlier today. Media are […]

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Sweat lodge builder receives diversity award – Government of Prince Edward Island

Jun 15, 2017 A public servant who oversaw the construction of a sweat lodge on the Prince Edward Island Youth Centre grounds has received the Premier’s Diversity Leadership Award for 2017. Allan Curley, the youth centre’s manager, had the sweat lodge constructed in collaboration with the Aboriginal community. The annual award celebrates those who have […]

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State of Denial Still Part of Problem in Thunder Bay – NAN Grand Chief – Netnewsledger

14 June 2017 LAKE SEUL FIRST NATION – Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says that officials in Thunder Bay are still in a state of denial over the issues of Indigenous youth going missing in Thunder Bay. The NAN Grand Chief was in Lac Seul First Nation for the Ontario Chiefs Meeting. During […]

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Commits to Action on an Indigenous Languages Act to Protect and Strengthen First Nations Languages

June 15, 2017 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Commits to Action on an Indigenous Languages Act to Protect and Strengthen First Nations Languages (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today participated in a joint announcement with the Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, on […]

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Dear Canada, we need to talk. Sincerely, Quebec – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 15, 2017 In responding in a curt and scornful manner recently to the Policy on Quebec Affirmation, Justin Trudeau, in an absurd way, proved its necessity. Without even slackening his pace, the Prime Minister brushed aside a document that has the merit of reminding us, on the eve of the Federation’s 150th anniversary, of […]

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Order of Canada Appointments

June 15, 2017 Governor General Announces New Appointments to the Order of Canada OTTAWA—Today, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced six new appointments to the Order of Canada. New appointees are Sylvia Maracle and the members of The Tragically Hip. Ms. Maracle and Mr. Gord Downie of the Tragically […]

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List of ministers named to N.S. Premier Stephen McNeil’s 17 member cabinet – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017  HALIFAX _ The list of ministers named to Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil’s 17-member cabinet: Stephen McNeil _ premier, minister of intergovernmental affairs, aboriginal affairs, regulatory affairs and service effectiveness, military relations, youth. Karen Casey _ deputy premier, minister of finance and treasury board. Keith Colwell _ minister of agriculture, […]

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Gord Downie, indigenous activist Sylvia Maracle to receive Order of Canada on Monday – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017 OTTAWA _ Gord Downie and indigenous activist Sylvia Maracle will be appointed to the Order of Canada on Monday, while the other members of the Tragically Hip will also receive one of the country’s highest civilian honours at a later date. Maracle will be named an officer of the Order […]

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Metis Nation candidates question withholding voter list – StarPhoenix

June 15, 2017 Two presidential candidates in the Metis Nation—Saskatchewan election are questioning why they are not allowed to see the list of people who cast ballots in the May 27 vote. Charlene Lavallee and Wayne Whitford say that’s the only way they can be certain there’s been no repeat of the fraud that caused […]

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Recognition of Outstanding Indigenous Leadership

June 15, 2017 Governor General to Present Honours in Recognition of Outstanding Indigenous Leadership OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present honours in recognition of outstanding Indigenous leadership to 30 recipients during a ceremony on Monday, June 19, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Rideau Hall. The Right Honourable Justin […]

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Premier Kicks off Reciprocal Bike Tour to Honour 200th Anniversary of the Selkirk Treaty

June 15, 2017 Reconciliation Tour Celebrates History of Manitoba, Built on Partnerships, Mutual Respect Between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Manitobans: Premier Premier Brian Pallister kicked off his reconciliation bike tour today at the Manitoba Legislative Building to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Selkirk Treaty and recognize the accomplishments of Chief Peguis and Lord Selkirk. “This […]

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Premier Names Cabinet, Nominates Speaker – Government of Nova Scotia

June 15, 2017 Nova Scotia’s new Executive Council is in place after Premier Stephen McNeil and 16 other cabinet ministers were sworn in during a ceremony at Pier 21 in Halifax today, June 15. “I am excited to get to work with this team and Nova Scotians from one end of this province to the […]

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Government of Yukon seeking feedback on long-term financial priorities of Yukoners

June 14, 2017 Starting today, the public is invited to participate in a conversation about Yukon’s financial future. The process seeks feedback on how Yukoners view the government’s long term priorities. Yukon residents, First Nations, businesses, NGOs and other organizations are invited to complete a survey or take part in online discussions prior to July […]

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Mahoney: Six Nations not celebrating being Canadian – TheSpec.com

‘Why celebrate? We’re older than that’ Canadians being Canadian (whatever that means), there would not be tons of evidence, on a Google Street scan of the country, that we’re happily bouncing on the diving board of patriotism, readying for a plunge into a major celebration — Canada 150. In the United States, there would be […]

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Letter: Modern solutions through thought – The Guardian

The City of Thunder Bay has lost its bid to have CN Rail re-open the James Street bridge to public traffic. But it has not ruled out further efforts to get the roadway portion of the bridge, damaged by a minor fire in 2013, returned to use by vehicles. In his 28-page ruling, Superior Court […]

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2017 Election Results for the Community of Wekweètì

June 13, 2017 Chief Charlie Football Councillors Joseph Dryneck Travis Washie  Patrick Tom Gordon Judas For more information please contact: Robert Moretti, SAO Community Government Of Wekweeti Box 69, Wekweeti, NT, X0E1W0 Tel-867-713-2010 Fax-867-713-2030 NT5

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Spring sitting wraps up, fall sitting to begin October 3

June 14, 2017 The Government of Yukon concluded the spring sitting of the Legislative Assembly yesterday. Accomplishments of the recent sitting include establishing National Aboriginal Day as an annual statutory holiday, delivering and passing the 2017-18 budget, funding economic development in rural communities and amending the Vital Statistics Act and Human Rights Act to eliminate […]

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Reconciliation flag raised at Saskatoon city hall – Global News

June 15, 2017 It was an emotional morning of remembrance at Saskatoon city hall. Members of Saskatchewan’s indigenous community along with Mayor Charlie Clark and council raised a flag honoring the victims of residential schools. Wednesday’s ceremony featured speakers including many residential school survivors. “It’s important what we’re doing today,” said residential school survivor Eugene […]

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2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress – 9-11 October 2018

June 15, 2017 Join the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity Working Group of the Arctic Council, and the Ministry of the Environment, Finland as they host the 2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress on 9-11 October 2018 in Rovaniemi, Finland. Save the date The 2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress October 9-11, 2018 Rovaniemi, Finland […]

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