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Christmas Message from the Lieutenant Governor – Government of SK

December 8, 2017 It is my great pleasure to extend greetings on behalf of Canada’s Queen as we mark this special time of year. I can hardly believe it has been nearly six years since I became Saskatchewan’s 21st Lieutenant Governor.  It has been an extraordinary privilege to represent our Head of State, and to […]

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Watch China’s efforts to influence as Canada pursues trade, says former envoy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 8, 2017  By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS GUANGZHOU, China _ He was a curious 23-year-old in a bustling train station somewhere in China, at the height of its busiest season, Chinese New Year. He and his two friends didn’t have tickets, but it didn’t matter. “It was wonderful,” Prime Minister Justin […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 201728 Views

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Sunshine Coast fixed-link study completed – Government of BC

December 07, 2017 VICTORIA – The study of the feasibility of a fixed link between the Sunshine Coast and the rest of Lower Mainland has been completed. The study concludes that a fixed-link crossing would have considerable technical and financial challenges. Therefore, the Province will not be proceeding with a fixed link. The study narrowed the […]

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Statement by Canada on U.S. International Trade Commission vote on duties on Canadian softwood lumber

December 7, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement in response to the vote by the United States International Trade Commission finding material injury to U.S. industry from imports of certain Canadian softwood lumber products: “Canada’s forest industry sustains good, middle-class jobs […]

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Manitoba premier promises to attract more investment to province – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 7, 2017 WINNIPEG _ Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is promising to attract more investment to the province as part of a revitalized economic development strategy. Pallister has named Dave Angus, former CEO of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and business owner Barb Gamey to lead the government’s efforts. The premier says the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 201728 Views

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Québec Native Women Reacts to the Amendment of Bill S-3

Kahnawake, September 7 2017 – Québec Native Women welcomes the amendment of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration), adopted on December 4th in the House of Commons. QNW wishes to honour the work and leadership of Stéphane Descheneaux and his advisors, who fought to end, once and for […]

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Whati Public Notice on 2018 Schedule Meetings

December 07, 2017 Chief & Council 2018 Regular Scheduled Meetings listed below: Monday, January 15, 2018 Monday, February 5, 2018 Monday, February 19, 2018 Monday, March 5, 2018 Monday, April 9, 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018 Monday, May 14, 2018 Monday, June 4, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 Monday, July 3, 2018 Monday, August 20, […]

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Provinces, feds to debate proposed changes to ever divisive equalization program – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 7, 2017 By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A decades-old sore spot in the Canadian federation is days away from another flare-up as the country’s finance ministers prepare to discuss potential tweaks to the formula behind equalization payments. British Columbia Finance Minister Carole James said in an interview that the […]

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Tears, tributes as Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall bids farewell to legislature – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 7, 2017 REGINA _ There were tears and tributes as Brad Wall bid farewell to the Saskatchewan legislature after a decade in the premier’s office. Wall gave his final speech to the house today after an hour of memories and praise shared by colleagues and opponents alike. Wall is retiring next month […]

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Tlich Government: 45th Annual Yellowknife Geoscience Forum

December 07, 2017 The 45th Annual Yellowknife Geoscience Forum was held from November 14 to November 16, 2016 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The Yellowknife Geoscience Forum is the pre-eminent northern geoscience conference and trade show, promoting the immense and untapped resource potential of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The event provides a setting for the […]

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PBO: Budget Sufficiency for First Nations Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

PBO estimates the minimum capital investment required to meet actual and future W&WW needs until 2020 at $3.2 billion, with drinking water systems accounting for 57% ($1.8 billion) and wastewater systems accounting for the rest ($1.4 billion). PBO’s estimate of the annual operating and maintenance needs is $361 million. Of this total, $218 million is […]

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Speech for Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services at the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly

December 6, 2017 The Westin Ottawa Ottawa, ON Greetings. Kwe. Bonjour. Thank you, Elder, for your opening drum song and prayer Acknowledge that we are gathered on traditional Algonquin territory Acknowledge the National Chief [other Chiefs, other dignitaries…] I am pleased to be here at this Special Chiefs Assembly as the first minister of Indigenous […]

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2017 Rights and Freedoms Award: the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse announces the recipients of the Award dedicated to the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Montréal, December 7, 2017 — The 2017 Rights and Freedoms Award will be presented to eight initiatives that have promoted the recognition and respect of Indigenous peoples rights throughout Québec, announced today the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse. The Commission has chosen the theme of Indigenous rights to mark […]

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Canada’s Premiers meet via conference call to discuss NAFTA and Cannabis

December 7, 2017 – Canada’s Premiers met via conference call on December 5, 2017 to discuss the current state of the North American Free Trade Agreement modernization negotiations and the significant work remaining on cannabis legalization and regulation. NAFTA On their call, Premiers received an update from Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton, on the […]

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Letters to the editor, December 7, 2017 – StarPhoenix

December 7, 2017 Eyre disrespects the history and intent of treaty agreements As grand chief of the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC), I am compelled to respond when necessary to public officials when there is a disrespect towards the history and intent of treaty agreements. It is through these agreements that our ancestors have been […]

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Cost of bringing First Nations water systems up to snuff could total $3.2B: PBO – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 7, 2017 OTTAWA _ The parliamentary budget officer estimates it will cost at least $3.2 billion in capital investment to bring First Nations water systems up to the standards of comparable non-Indigenous communities in order to eliminate boil-water advisories by 2020. The spending watchdog’s latest report estimates the cost of updating drinking […]

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Nunavut votes in municipal elections Dec. 11 – Nunatsiaqonline

December 07, 2017 Twenty-four Nunavut hamlets to hold elections this Monday All but one of Nunavut’s 25 communities are set to hold municipal elections this Monday, Dec. 11. The territory’s capital, Iqaluit, held city council byelections this past spring, and normally holds its regular council elections every three years on the third Monday in October. […]

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Speech of Minister Carolyn Bennett during the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly

Shaw Centre Ottawa, Ontario December 6th, 2017 As delivered, Greetings! Bonjour. Óki. Aanii. Thank you, elder Rose, for starting this assembly in a very good way and with your wise words and your thanks to the Creator in your own language.  We thank the Bear Nation and the presence of the drum and the eagle […]

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Qalipu FN – Update: Elder Advisory Council

A regular meeting of the Qalipu Chief and Council took place on November 18, 2017 at the Community Room in Corner Brook.  Below is a summary of the discussion that took place regarding the establishment of an Elder Advisory Council. Other Nations, including Miawpukek First Nation, has an Elder Advisory Council.  Qalipu recognizes the value […]

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UBCIC: NDP Site C Approval Would Slap First Nations in the Face

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC – December 6, 2017) As the entire province awaits the NDP Government’s decision on the bedraggled boondoggle that is the Site C dam project, Chief Lynette Tsakoza of Prophet River First Nation, Chief Roland Willson of West Moberly First Nations and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of BC Indian […]

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NCPEI: Open Letter to Wade MacLauchlan

“This open letter concerns the path the Provincial Government has taken in their policy actions that discriminates against the Native Council of PEI (NCPEI) and the off-reserve Status and Non-Status Mi’kmaq community members by narrowly referencing only the Van der Peet case referenced by the Executive Council of the Province in the letter attached. This […]

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Pic Mobert FN: Notice of Annual Membership Meetings

Pic Mobert First Nation Band members are invited to join the Chief and Council for our annual membership meetings as follows. Each meeting will include a presentation of the annual audit, in accordance with our Chi Naaknigewin, a report on activities and results, and an opportunity to meet and speak with the Council and senior […]

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Toronto council unanimously supports Indigenous office – Toronto Star

Council voted on Wednesday to create an Indigenous Affairs Office, which will be officially established if funding is approved in the 2018 budget. Dec. 6, 2017 For the first time, members of the Indigenous community performed a smudging ceremony and drum circle at council Wednesday, to “cleanse minds of negative energy. “And to find clarity […]

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Notice – Registration of Children of Founding Members in the Qalipu First Nation

All requests for registration under the Indian Act in the Qalipu First Nation will be processed by the Winnipeg Processing Unit.  The Winnipeg Processing Unit will review all applications and: Register individuals that are currently entitled as the child of a Founding Member who will retain an entitlement after the new Founding Members list is […]

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Four Sask. Party leadership candidates weigh in on women, family issues in YWCA survey – Regina Leader-Post

December 6, 2017 Four Saskatchewan Party leadership candidates responded to a YWCA survey on issues facing vulnerable women and families in the province. Tina Beaudry-Mellor, Alanna Koch, Ken Cheveldayoff and Gord Wyant responded to the 10-question survey, which addressed intimate partner violence, economic status of women, childcare subsidies and the high proportion of Indigenous children […]

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Building relationships with First Nations, Metis and Inuit – The Lacombe Globe

December 6, 2017 Building relationships, better equipping educators and improving outcomes for students – namely First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) students – were the intended outcomes from a division-wide professional development day that began the school year. St. Thomas Aquinas Roman (STAR) Catholic School Division hosts an annual professional development day each school year, […]

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First Nations demand control over cannabis sales – The Globe and Mail

First Nations leaders say they must be given the right to govern the sale and distribution of legalized marijuana within their communities and to set the laws that will oversee its use by their people. Chiefs attending an annual conference of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) on Wednesday expressed wide-ranging views on the federal […]

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Nunavummiut head back to the polls, this time for hamlet elections – CBC

This is the first municipal election since Bill 49 was passed into law Dec 07, 2017 Municipal elections are coming up on Dec. 11 for all communities in Nunavut, except for Iqaluit. This is the first municipal election since Bill 49, an Act to Provide for Elections for Municipal Councils and District Education Authorities, was […]

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N.S. to release findings of survey on legalization of recreational marijuana – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 7, 2017 HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia will release its strategy on the legalization of marijuana today. Justice Minister Mark Furey says he will provide some initial details about cannabis legalization following an extensive survey of people in the province. He will release the feedback and summary report from the cannabis consultation done […]

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Leader of NDP in P.E.I. to step down immediately in wake of byelection loss – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 7, 2017 CHARLOTTETOWN _ The leader of the NDP in P.E.I. is reportedly stepping down after a recent byelection loss saw the party come fourth. Mike Redmond has told media outlets on the Island that it is time for him to move on after serving as leader for five years. The announcement […]

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We just watched it burn’: Shamattawa can’t fight blazes without working fire truck, chief says – CBC

Chief Jeffrey Napaokesik says First Nation has to wait for winter road to send truck for repairs Dec 07, 2017 If a fire breaks out in Shamattawa First Nation, community members and leaders say there is little they can do but watch it burn. The isolated northern Manitoba First Nation, 745 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, […]

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Canada signs MOU with Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to drive change in child and families services

December 7, 2017      Ottawa, ON        Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada remains committed to renewing the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples and working collaboratively with First Nations in Manitoba to support services that address the challenges faced by their communities. Today the Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Jane Philpott, along […]

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Feds to address First Nations child welfare funding gap, but no dollar details – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 6, 2017 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The next federal budget will include more money for First Nations child welfare services on reserves, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott said Wednesday _ but she stopped short of saying how much. The Liberal government is keen to fix the “funding gap” […]

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Trudeau government wants to ‘demystify’ G7 summit by involving Canadians – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 7, 2017 By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Liberal government wants to lift the mystery surrounding the G7 summit as it prepares to host the gathering next year, in hopes that Canadians will feel more included and, perhaps, less inclined to protest on the periphery. “The idea is to […]

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B.C. byelection a test of Trudeau’s popularity, Scheer’s rookie leadership – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 7, 2017  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS SURREY, B.C. _ Inside a colourful candy shop in a bustling Vancouver suburb, Andrew Scheer and Kerry-Lynne Findlay marvelled at delicate British chocolate bars, chewy Red Vines and an edible Monopoly board. The Conservative leader and byelection candidate weren’t shopping just to soothe a […]

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Legislation on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Coalition urges Canada to stand by commitment to implement UN Declaration

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a consensus international human rights instrument elaborating standards for the survival, dignity, security and well-being of Indigenous peoples of the world. Today, MP Romeo Saganash’s private members bill on implementation of the UN Declaration, Bill C-262, will begin debate at second reading in Parliament. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201754 Views

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Government of Canada marks National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, today issued the following statement: “On this day in 1989, 13 female students and a female administrator at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal were tragically murdered simply because they were women. Twenty-eight years later, Canadians continue to come together to remember […]

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Federal government to spend more on First Nations child welfare, Philpott says – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 6, 2017 12:53 OTTAWA _ Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says the next federal budget will include more money for First Nations child welfare services on reserves, but she won’t say how much. Speaking at a special chiefs meeting convened by the Assembly of First Nations, Philpott says the Liberal government is keen to […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Philpott and Minister Bennett to Participate in Signing Ceremony with Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous and Northern Affairs, with Grand Chief Arlen Dumas will participate in a signing ceremony to take an important step forward in improving child and family services in Manitoba First Nations communities. A brief media […]

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Ministerial Statement – Minister Coady Marks National Day of Remembrance and Action

December 6, 2017 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women: Mr. Speaker, I stand today to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On December 6, 1989, a gunman shot and killed 14 young […]

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Manitoba Human Rights Commission Supports Legislation Calling for Implementation of UNDRIP

December 6, 2017 COMMISSION SUPPORTS LEGISLATION CALLING FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF UNDRIP On November 29, 2017, the Commission joined a list of supporters of Bill C-262, that will require the federal government to fully implement the principles contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Bill C-262 was introduced in Parliament on April […]

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(ON) Auditor General’s 2017 Annual Report Identifies Need for Better Government Planning to Act on Known Issues

December 06, 2017 (TORONTO) The 2017 Annual Report of the Auditor General of Ontario was made public today after it was tabled in the Ontario Legislature. The Report, presented in two volumes, contains results of value-for-money audits of provincial spending in agriculture, emergency management, energy, health care, education, services for newcomers, government-owned real estate, and […]

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Minister Philpott Welcomes Report on a New Fiscal Relationship with First Nations

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 6, 2017) – Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, welcomed the report on a new fiscal relationship between First Nations and the Government of Canada. “Last year, Canada and the Assembly of First Nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop the proposed elements of a new fiscal relationship—one that provides sufficient, […]

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Jim Vibert: Listening to kids offers Canada its best bet – The Guardian

Canada is about six months away from shaming itself with a report on anemic national progress toward achieving the aims of the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Many Canadians likely think their country is about as good as it gets for kids, but the truth is, when it comes to […]

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NAFTA talks concern First Nations, Waubetek GM tells Commons committee – Manitoulin Expositor

December 6, 2017 OTTAWA—Waubetek Business Development Corporation General Manager Dawn Madahbee Leach has been literally trotting the globe over the past few weeks, with stops in Dubai, New Zealand, Texas and just about every point in between—but among those recent stops was a presentation to the House of Commons International Trade Committee, which includes a […]

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Province Appoints New Members to Board of Directors for the Keystone Centre – Government of MB

December 06, 2017 Manitoba Municipal Relations has appointed two new members to the Keystone Centre board of directors. Jeff Cristall (Brandon) is a valuations and corporate finance consultant with MNP.  Prior to June 2013, he was the regional managing partner of the southern Manitoba region of MNP and the partner in charge of valuation and […]

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Ridding Indian Act of sexism could cost $400M a year – CTV

December 05, 2017 OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget office says efforts to eliminate sexism from the Indian Act — which in some cases continues to allow fathers, but not mothers, to pass along their First Nations status — could cost more than $400 million a year. The budget watchdog says legislation to remove the inequality, as […]

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AFN Special Chiefs Assembly LIVE – CBC

December 06, 2017 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/afn-special-chiefs-assembly-live-1.4433219

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National Chief says big changes coming, Ministers of the Crown promise the same – APTN News

December 06, 2017 Perry Bellegarde seems to have no doubt that the Justin Trudeau government wants to deliver on its promise to make profound changes in its relationship with First Nations. The national chief opened the three-day Assembly of First Nations’ (AFN) December chiefs’ confederacy Tuesday morning with an address to the 1,200 registered delegates, […]

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iPolitics AM: Indigenous rights, education top Hill agenda as PM continues China tour – iPolitics.ca

Dec 6, 2017 PM’s China tour continues — McKenna talks climate with Chinese leaders —Jagmeet SIngh in the precinct to promote NDP MP’s UNDRIP bill — Assembly of First Nations chiefs meet in Ottawa Good morning! Another day —specifically, Day Four or possibly Five, depending on which time zone you go by — another packed […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201735 Views

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