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BR Attawapiskat Inquest – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 10, 2017  TORONTO – Relatives of a teenager who killed herself in the Indigenous community of Attawapiskat in Ontario two years ago are calling for a coroner’s inquest. Jackie Hookimaw Witt, an aunt to 13-year-old Sheridan Hookimaw, says an inquest will get at the broader issues behind her tragic […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Carolyn Bennett To Celebrate Important Step Towards Reconciliation

Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, and Chief John Wesley of Snuneymuxw First Nation will celebrate the signing of a specific claim. A brief media availability will take place following the event. Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Time: 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (PDT) Where: […]

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NDP Singh Quebec – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 10, 2017  ALMA, Que. – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is in Quebec’s Saguenay region today ahead of a federal byelection later this month. The trip to the region about 260 kilometres north of Quebec City is Singh’s first to the province outside of Montreal. Singh has a busy day […]

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Two PMs, one U.S. capital: Trudeau, Harper talk NAFTA in D.C. on same day – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 9, 2017  By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON _ In an ironic scheduling twist, the current prime minister and his predecessor will both be in Washington, speaking on the same day, about the same issue: the renegotiation of NAFTA, which enters a high-stakes phase this week. Old political nemeses Justin Trudeau […]

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People Power Defeats an Oil Pipeline in Canada

Credits: TheRealNews Published on Oct 5, 2017 Indigenous and environmental groups are celebrating TransCanada’s cancellation of the Energy East tar sands pipeline, and setting their sights on the next fight Visit : therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating.

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Expanding Broadband Infrastructure in Remote Northern Ontario

Joint Investment to Bring High Speed Internet Access to Matawa First Nations in the Ring of Fire Region October 6, 2017 – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada People living in five Northern Ontario First Nation communities will be able to connect with friends and family across Canada and around the […]

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MMIWG: Details about upcoming Winnipeg Community Hearings

October 05, 2017 Vancouver, British Columbia- Based on the interest of families and survivors around the city of Winnipeg, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will host five days of Community Hearings to hear from families of lost loved ones and survivors of violence. The Winnipeg Community Hearings will take […]

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Media Advisory: Infrastructure announcement in Fort William First Nation

Fort William First Nation, Ontario, October 6, 2017 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Bill […]

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IRC Launches “IFA-101” Website

OCTOBER 05, 2017 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) Chair and CEO Duane Ningaqsiq Smith today announced the launch of a website – www.IFA101.com – as a first step to illustrate IRC’s commitment to increasing the understanding and importance of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA). IRC is developing IFA-101 to bring forward the knowledge, making it publicly accessible. It will […]

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The Honourable Jane Philpott, Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services, Delivers the Opening Keynote Address at P3 2017 – Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

October 04, 2017 The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships is pleased to announce the Honourable Jane Philpott, Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services, will present the Opening Keynote address at CCPPP’s 25th Annual Conference on Monday, November 6th, 2017 in Toronto. Prime Minister Trudeau appointed Minister Philpott as the first Minister of Indigenous Services on August […]

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Indigenous residential school records can be destroyed, Supreme Court rules – CBC

Unanimous decision finds survivors believed their personal accounts were meant to be confidential Oct 06, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that thousands of sensitive records pertaining to abuses at Indigenous residential schools are confidential and should be destroyed. In a unanimous decision released Friday, the top court said the collection of accounts […]

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One problem with the new citizenship oath: Citizens can’t really violate an Indigenous treaty – National Post

Much like a peace treaty between nation states, it’s legally impossible for Canadian citizens to personally violate an Indigenous treaty In a measure likely set to debut next year, the Canadian citizenship oath will soon include its first-ever reference to Indigenous people by including a pledge to “faithfully observe the laws of Canada including treaties […]

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Debate ongoing over what changes will be made to the Samuel de Champlain statue – Orillia Packet & Times

October 5, 2017 For more than 90 years, a bronze statue of Samuel de Champlain has kept watch over Lake Couchiching. For the next six months all eyes will be on the empty space at Couchiching Beach Park as the monument is restored by Parks Canada. Crews removed the main statue of the Samuel de […]

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GNU: Fire Prevention Week 2017

October 05, 2017 Fire Prevention Week is from October 8 to 14, 2017. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out” Every fire safety team starts with firefighters – but they can’t do it alone. Effective fire safety depends on teamwork. The Office of the Fire Marshal would like to remind Nunavummiut […]

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Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies apologizes for harm child welfare has done to Ontario Indigenous children and families

Toronto — On October 1-3, 2017, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) hosted a gathering at Geneva Park and Rama First Nation to acknowledge and apologize for the harmful role child welfare has played historically, and continues to play, in the lives of Ontario Indigenous children, families, and communities. “A Moment on the […]

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Agreement-in-Principle reached to resolve the Sixties Scoop Litigation

October 6, 2017     Ottawa, ON        Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Sixties Scoop is a dark and painful chapter in Canada’s history. Working together to resolve class actions and bring a meaningful resolution to its painful legacy is an important step in our journey of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Today, the Honourable Carolyn […]

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Manitoba NDP leader takes side of taxi companies in dispute over Uber – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 5, 2017  WINNIPEG _ Manitoba’s NDP leader wants cab owners to be compensated once Uber is allowed in the province. A proposed law by the Conservative government allows for ride sharing and offloads oversight of the entire industry _ including taxis _ to the City of Winnipeg. Standing with cab owners on […]

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Manitoba moves to allow floor crossing; may end stall tactics by ousted MLA – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 5, 2017  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government introduced legislation Thursday to allow politicians to jump from one party to another _ a move that should end stalling tactics by ousted former Tory Steven Fletcher. Justice Minister Heather Stefanson introduced a bill that would lift a […]

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MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette to participate in event to applaud First Nation Foot Care Program

Media Advisory From Health Canada October 5, 2017 – On behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre, will participate in an event to applaud the newly created First Nation Basic Foot Care Program. Date October […]

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Minister Bennett to Make Announcement

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, is making an announcement. A brief media availability will take place following the announcement. Date: October 6, 2017 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (EST) Where: Parliament Hill, in the foyer 111 […]

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AFOA Canada is Proud to Announce the Second Intake of Applicants for the Indigenous Executive Program with Harvard University Business School

AFOA CANADA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE SECOND INTAKE OF APPLICANTS FOR THE INDIGENOUS EXECUTIVE PROGRAM WITH HARVARD UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL. Vancouver, BC- October 6, 2017 – AFOA Canada signed an agreement and Memorandum of Understanding with Harvard University’s Business School to jointly develop and deliver an executive program called Leading People and Investing to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 6, 201762 Views

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NATIONAL CHIEF BULLETIN – Update on First Ministers’ Meeting

NATIONAL CHIEF BULLETIN – Update on First Ministers’ Meeting October 5, 2017 On October 3, a delegation from the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Premiers of all of the provinces and territories, with the exception of Brad Wall of Saskatchewan, who was represented by Don Morgan, the […]

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John Joe Sark: Terrible insult to Mi’kmaq – The Guardian

It appears that the chiefs never discussed this matter with the Confederacy board or the Mi’kmaq people of P.E.I. I wish to comment on news reports where the two Mi’kmaq chiefs of P.E.I. supported Parks Canada’s decision regarding General Amherst’s name on the National Historic Site at Rocky Point. It was interesting to hear the […]

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KRG: Nunivaat Update, third quarter of 2017

Based on a long history of cooperation between the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and Université Laval, Nunivaat was established in 2005 as a permanent, public and independent statistics program on the socioeconomic situation of Nunavik. Nunivaat is directed by Université Laval and funded by the KRG. RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES COST OF LIVING PHASE II […]

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GNS: Status of Women Marks 40 Years During Women’s History Month

October 05, 2017 The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women is celebrating its 40th anniversary during Women’s History Month in October. This year’s Women’s History Month theme is Claim Your Place. It is a strong message to all women and girls to continue lifting each other up so everyone has a chance […]

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David Johnson: Justin Trudeau’s strategic challenges – Cape Breton Post

October 5, 2017 If an election were to be held today, the Liberals would be re-elected with another majority government, but the election is not being held today A sure sign of fall to all political junkies is the return of MPs to Ottawa. A new session of parliament has started, the House of Commons […]

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OHRC supports Bill to improve Human Rights Code

October 05, 2017 Bill 164, Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2017, introduced yesterday in the Ontario Legislature, would amend the Human Rights Code(Code) to include social condition, police records, genetic characteristics and immigration status as prohibited grounds of discrimination. The proposed amendments are progressive and would confirm Ontario as a leader in human rights. The Bill […]

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Elections Nunavut: Declared Candidates

Aggu (4) Aivilik (2) Amittuq (7) Arviat North-Whale Cove (2) Arviat South (2) Baker Lake (2) Cambridge Bay (3) Gjoa Haven (4) Hudson Bay (3) Iqaluit-Manirajak (4) Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu (3) Iqaluit-Sinaa (4) Iqaluit-Tasiluk (2) Kugluktuk (1) Netsilik (2) Pangnirtung (4) Quttiktuq (9) Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet (4) Rankin Inlet South (2) South Baffin (2) Tununiq (3) […]

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Government of Yukon tables bill to amend the Pounds Act

October 04, 2017 The Government of Yukon today tabled Bill No. 9, which will amend the Pounds Act to apply consistent rules for livestock owners across Yukon. The Act to Amend the Pounds Act will align legislation with others, including the Highways Act and the Animal Protection Act. In so doing, it will improve the ability of the Government of […]

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Minister’s statement on representative’s investigative report – Government of BC

October 04, 2017 VICTORIA – Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, issued the following statement today in response to the release of the Representative for Children and Youth’s report that investigated the suicide of a youth in 2015: “No family should have to go through what Joshua’s family did. My heart aches for […]

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Energy East: Statement from Premier Notley

October 05, 2017 Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement about TransCanada’s decision not to proceed with its Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipelines: “We are deeply disappointed by the recent decision from TransCanada. We understand that it is driven by a broad range of factors that any responsible business must consider. Nonetheless, this is […]

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Alberta, N.B. premiers disappointed by cancellation of Energy East pipeline project – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 5, 2017  CALGARY _ The premiers of Alberta and New Brunswick say they’re disappointed by TransCanada’s cancellation of the Energy East pipeline, which would have connected their two provinces. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government has always supported Energy East because of the new jobs, investments and markets it would create. […]

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Itinerary for Thursday, October 5, 2017

Ottawa, Ontario October 4, 2017 Itinerary for the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, for Thursday, October 5, 2017: Ottawa, Ontario 11:40 a.m. The Prime Minister will deliver brief remarks at the Rolling Rampage reception. Room 256-S Centre Block Parliament Hill Note for media: Open coverage 2:00 p.m. The Prime Minister will attend Question Period. Note: A young woman […]

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Independent Steven Fletcher uses lots of talk to delay Manitoba legislature – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 4, 2017  WINNIPEG _ An Independent member of the Manitoba legislature put the kibosh on the first day back of the fall sitting Wednesday, also taking the spotlight away from new Opposition Leader Wab Kinew. Question period had been expected to be the NDP leader’s first chance to take on the government […]

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Statement by the Prime Minister on World Teachers’ Day

Ottawa, Ontario October 5, 2017 The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Teachers’ Day: “Today, we join the international community to celebrate teachers. On World Teachers’ Day, we honour the work teachers and educators do to shape our communities and our world for the better. “Teachers are compassionate, […]

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Conservatives savage Liberal government over cancelled Energy East pipeline – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 5, 2017  OTTAWA _ The Opposition Conservatives are tearing a strip off the Liberal government over TransCanada’s decision to cancel the Energy East pipeline project. Deputy Tory leader Lisa Raitt is blaming the decision squarely on what she described as the “disastrous” Liberal policies of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “Today is the […]

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Quebec government to review format of controversial systemic racism consultations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 4, 2017 Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will review the format for provincewide consultations on systemic racism. Couillard had previously refused to question the process but changed his mind after weeks of criticism from all sides. But it’s not known what changes will now be made to the consultations, which […]

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BR Electoral Reform – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 5, 2017 VICTORIA – The stage is being set for a referendum to determine whether British Columbia will use a form of proportional representation to elect its provincial politicians in time for the next election in 2021. Under legislation introduced yesterday, the referendum would be held next fall in […]

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BR Cda Bill Clinton – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 5, 2017  MONTREAL – Former prime minister Jean Chretien says Canadians shouldn’t be too concerned about U-S President Donald Trump’s threats to tear up the North American Free trade Agreement. As Chretien put it — “you can’t reverse an omelette” — adding that if the Americans “act foolishly” with […]

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Statement From the Honourable Jim Carr on TransCanada’s Decision to Cancel the Energy East Pipeline Project

October 5, 2017     Ottawa            Natural Resources Canada “The Government of Canada stands firmly behind the energy sector as a source of good, middle-class jobs. We have promised to develop Canada’s resources in a way that creates jobs, spurs innovation, contributes to our quality of life and enables us to leave a cleaner planet for […]

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Calgary opens up drive thru voting booth for its municipal election – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 5, 2017  CALGARY _ That’ll be one mayor and two aldermen, but sorry, no fries with that. Less than two weeks before Calgary’s municipal election, the city has opened up a drive-thru voting booth at the McMahon Stadium. The station will accommodate advanced voting, and drivers won’t even have to get out […]

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NWAC’s Voice Silenced Once Again at First Ministers Meeting

October 3, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) was not invited to the First Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) on sustainable economic growth. NWAC’s exclusion from the October 3rd 2017 meeting has once again silenced the voices of Indigenous women at the federal level. An aggregate of twelve Indigenous women’s organizations, NWAC represents the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201760 Views

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Speech: More relevant than ever: archives, Google, and the paradox of healthy disruption.

Speaking notes Dr. Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada Presented to Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) Ottawa, Ontario June 9, 2017 Check against delivery *** Good morning. Thanks for inviting me to speak to you today about the relevance of archives and the paradox of healthy disruption. I’d like to start by acknowledging that we […]

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The Assembly of First Nations Québec-Labrador applauds the collaboration between the provincial government and First Nations leading to the enactment of Bill 99

WENDAKE, QC, Oct. 4, 2017  – The Assembly of First Nations Québec-Labrador (AFNQL) and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) welcome the enactment of Bill 99: An Act to amend the Youth Protection Act and other provisions. The statute represents a fruitful collaboration between First Nations and the government of Quebec in the drafting of new […]

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Helping Indigenous and immigrant women in politics

October 04, 2017 Indigenous and immigrant women are leaders in their communities, yet remain under-represented in politics. A Status of Women grant is helping change that. The Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) will use a $100,000 grant to build a collaborative strategy to support more Indigenous and immigrant women, especially in rural […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201738 Views

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MNBC: A Very Special AGM Message from the Province

October 2nd, 2017 Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister Scott Fraser sends greetings and greatest respects to MNBC President Clara Morin Dal Col and the delegation of the 2017 Annual General Meeting. Minister Fraser underlines “assurance to the Métis throughout the province that the provincial government will ensure Métis voices are heard and that Metis issues […]

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Taking a stand by taking a knee – Peicanada.com

October 04, 2017 You’ve no doubt heard about National Football League (NFL) players taking a knee during the playing of the United States national anthem. The athletes who do so are doing this as a protest to the systemic racism, oppression and police brutality shown toward black civilians and civilians who are people of colour […]

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Quebec says Trudeau’s rhetoric on First Nations relationship doesn’t match Constitutional reality – APTN

October 3, 2017 Quebec Premier Phillippe Couillard said Tuesday the Justin Trudeau administration’s stated desire to develop a “government-to-government” relationship with First Nations doesn’t match the Constitutional realities of Canada. Couillard said the Constitution only recognizes two orders of government – federal and provincial — and any discussions about a government-to-government relationship with First Nations […]

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Calgary MLA Karen McPherson leaves NDP caucus to sit as Independent – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 4, 2017 13:02 CALGARY _ An Alberta member of the legislature from Calgary says she is leaving the caucus of the governing NDP and will sit as an Independent. Backbencher Karen McPherson says in a statement posted on Facebook that the province’s politics are becoming too polarized and middle ground is being lost. She […]

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Additional steps toward our commitment to reconciliation – OTF

OCTOBER 2, 2017 On Friday, September 29, the Ontario Trillium Foundation took additional steps toward delivering on the commitment to reconciliation we made in 2015. In June 2015, the Ontario Trillium Foundation was one of the first organizations to sign The Philanthropic Community’s Declaration of Action. Signatories pledged to work towards reconciliation through this collective […]

by aanationtalk on October 4, 201724 Views

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