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Canada’s Infrastructure Minister invites provinces and territories to take timely action to build a better Canada

From: Infrastructure Canada Ottawa, Ontario, June 6, 2019 – Investments in 21st-century modern, resilient and green infrastructure, build strong communities, protect the environment, create jobs and attract new talent and investment that improve the quality of life of Canadians. During a conference call with his provincial and territorial counterparts earlier today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, […]

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BC Government: Premier’s statement on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Battle of Normandy

June 6, 2019 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has released the following statement in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy: “On June 6, 1944, 14,000 Canadian soldiers landed on Juno Beach in France as part of the Battle of Normandy during the Second World War. This day has since […]

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Thunder Bay kicks off pride week (5 photos) – Tbnewswatch.com

A rainbow flag, Thunder Pride flag, and Fort William First Nation Pride flag were raised at City Hall, while all three local school boards also are flying a pride flag. THUNDER BAY – Pride Week is underway in Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay Pride Week officially kicked off on Wednesday morning with the raising of three […]

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Trudeau says MMIWG inquiry meant to put an end to ‘national tragedy’ – MSN

When asked if an international investigation into possible genocide in Canada would be useful, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women was meant to put an end to “this ongoing national tragedy” Read More: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/news/trudeau-says-mmiwg-inquiry-meant-to-put-an-end-to-national-tragedy/vi-AACurlb

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UBCM: MMIWG Inquiry Final Report

June 5, 2019 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) has released a final report finding that “persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses” underlie violence against Indigenous women and girls. The report makes far-reaching calls for change directed to governments, media, individuals and others. The release […]

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MB Government: Province Launches Innovation Growth Program, Delivers Funding to Economic Development Partners

Investing in a ‘Team Manitoba’ Approach to Economic Development: Clarke The Manitoba government is moving forward with key elements of its Economic Growth Action Plan that build on Manitoba’s strengths and help to better respond to the needs of business and industry, Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke, vice-chair of the Economic Growth Committee […]

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Trudeau aims north to pull out Sask. seat – Yorkton This Week

June 6, 2019 Can you imagine the federal Liberals emerging from this fall’s national election with more seats in Saskatchewan than they already have? Admittedly, it takes a fair bit of imagination. And it will take more than a little luck on the Liberals’ part. But it is possible … even though it’s likely a […]

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Sarnian named to national residential school survivors’ circle – Sarnia and Lambton County This Week

June 6, 2019 Sarnia’s Lila Bruyere is a residential school survivor, recovered alcoholic, reformed mother, and one of seven people named to a national residential school survivors’ circle in Manitoba. Bruyere has agreed to join the circle in September along with six other Indigenous people, all of whom at one time were forced into Canada’s […]

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Iqaluit Researcher says mining executives struck back for MMIWG testimony – APTN News

June 5, 2019 TJ Lightfoot knew there would be consequences for testifying at the MMIWG hearings in Iqaluit. What no one could have predicted was just how far Nunavut’s Chamber of Mines was allegedly willing to go in defending its industry. “Afterwards, those mining companies specifically attacked me. They tried to have me fired,” alleged […]

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Nelson: Calling it genocide doesn’t solve the problem – Calgary Herald

June 6, 2019 To use the word genocide in connection with the murder of Indigenous women is a grandstanding display that will do absolutely nothing to fix the biggest problem plaguing Canada. Does anyone actually believe there is a deliberate and systematic state apparatus designed to eliminate every Indigenous person in Canada? Because that’s genocide […]

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Chiefs take off gloves over Hydro line – Winnipeg Free Press

06/5/2019 The chiefs of six southern Manitoba First Nations say they will do everything in their power to oppose construction of the multimillion-dollar Manitoba-Minnesota hydro transmission line. The chiefs of Long Plain, Brokenhead, Swan Lake, Roseau River, Sandy Bay, and Sagkeeng First Nations came together on Wednesday night. They announced they will use political and […]

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MMIWG report says government is responsible for race-and-gender-based crisis – The Coast

Nova Scotia’s Indigenous relocation efforts ‘directly contribute’ to placing women, girls in danger. Qfter two-and-a-half years the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report June 3, laying out the role that all levels of Canadian government play in the the race-and-gender-based crisis that is facing and has faced […]

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(INAN) Report 21: Main Estimates 2019-20

Twenty-first Report Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAN) 42nd Parliament, 1st Session Study Main Estimates 2019-20: Vote 1 under Canadian High Arctic Research Station, Votes 1, 5, 10, L15, L20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 under Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, […]

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Gunter: Horrors faced by Indigenous women and girls overshadowed by use of genocide – The Province

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIW) made it so much harder to reconcile Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians by insisting on using the politically charged term “genocide” — not once, but dozens of times — in its final report this week. In plain language, the report could have been subtitled […]

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UNDRIP bill in ‘grave danger’ of dying in Senate, committee chair says – CBC

Jun 05, 2019 Conservative senators used procedural tactics to cancel committee meeting on Bill C-262 A bill aiming to ensure federal laws are in harmony with an international declaration on Indigenous rights is in “grave danger” of dying on the floor of the Red Chamber, according to the chair of the Senate Aboriginal Peoples committee. […]

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Canada: National crisis of violence against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit persons requires comprehensive and coordinated government response

OTTAWA, June 3, 2019 – Responding to “Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls,” Amnesty International urges all governments in Canada to move beyond the piecemeal approach to ending the violence that has tragically failed First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women, girls, two-spirit […]

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(AB) Child and Youth Advocate releases first mandatory reviews into child deaths

June 5, 2019 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has released reviews into the circumstances of nine young people who passed away between April 1 and September 30, 2018. These are the first mandatory releases since Bill 18, the Child Protection and Accountability Act, was proclaimed in March 2018. This legislation expanded […]

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Politics This Morning: Trudeau heads to France for D-Day commemorative events – The Hill Times

Jun. 6, 2019 Good Thursday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is flying to France this morning to attend Canada’s commemorative ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan are also expected to be at the event. In the evening, they’re scheduled to attend France’s international commemorative ceremony. Here’s […]

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Sixties Scoop Symposium: Ontario Community Engagement Session – MNO

This past April, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), held a three day symposium for Ontario Métis to share their stories, experiences, and recommendations, while addressing the legacy of Canada’s infamous “Sixties Scoop.” The Sixties Scoop represents a dark chapter in Canadian history. Beginning in the 1950’s and spanning over three decades, the ‘Sixties Scoop’ […]

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Minister Monsef brings together youth, Indigenous leaders and ministers from around the world to advance gender equality

From: Global Affairs Canada Ministers commit to a legacy of action for gender equality June 5, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Global Affairs Canada Advancing gender equality and empowering women and girls is the most effective way to eliminate poverty and create a more just, prosperous and peaceful future that will benefit Canadians and […]

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Media Advisory – Minister O’Regan to participate in celebration marking the completion of Freedom Road with Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation

From: Indigenous Services Canada Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation, Treaty 3 (1873), Ontario — Please be advised that the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services will join Chief Erwin Redsky and community members at an event on Thursday to celebrate the completion of the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation Freedom Road. Date: Thursday, […]

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Media Notice – Canada’s Premiers to Meet in Saskatoon from July 9-11, 2019

June 5, 2019 – As incoming Chair of the Council of the Federation, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe will host the 2019 Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers from July 9 to 11 at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon. Media Accreditation Media representatives who wish to cover the 2019 Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers must register […]

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New Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance First Nations and Federal public service institutions and facilitate horizontal cooperation

June 4, 2019 (Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia) The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) and the First Nations Summit (FNS) were pleased today to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the British Columbia Federal Council (BCFC). The MOU strengthens First Nations and Federal public service institutions by facilitating the mutual exchange of […]

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Statement from the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard on World Environment Day

Statement June 5, 2019 Ottawa, ON The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, issued the following statement to mark World Environment Day, 2019. Today, on World Environment Day and throughout Environment Week, I urge every Canadian to pause and reflect on why nature matters to you, and how […]

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Central body supporting Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law launched at Grand Council Assembly

CHIPPEWAS OF GEORGINA ISLAND FIRST NATION, June 5, 2019 – Anishinabek Nation’s Social Development Department launched Koganaawsawin, the central body supporting the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law, this morning at the Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Assembly. The launch was held as a celebration of the work that the Anishinabek Nation technicians and Child Well-Being Law […]

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Senate committee says oil tanker ban off B.C. targets Alberta, divides country – Bridge River Lillooet News

June 5, 2019 OTTAWA — A Senate committee says the Trudeau government’s bill to ban oil tanker traffic off British Columbia’s northern coast will divide the country, inflame separatist sentiment in Alberta and stoke resentment of Indigenous Peoples. Worse, the Senate’s transportation and communications committee says the bill is a cynical, intentional bid to cripple […]

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Organization of American States wants to probe MMIWG allegation of ‘genocide’ – Global News

June 5, 2019 The Organization of American States wants Canada to agree to the creation of a panel to probe the allegation of genocide against Indigenous women and girls that was made in the final report of the inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). Luis Almagro, secretary-general of the organization, which […]

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National Committee wraps up final meeting at Women Deliver 2019 Conference

Minister Monsef, as committee chair, thanks members for their mobilization efforts to advance gender equality in Canada June 5, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Global Affairs Canada Standing up for and advancing gender equality is a top priority for the Government of Canada because it is essential to growing the middle class, strengthening the […]

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Premier Ball Appoints Parliamentary Secretaries

June 05, 2019 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced Parliamentary Secretary appointments.  Parliamentary secretaries can make announcements and statements in the House of Assembly, respond to questions in the House of Assembly, represent the department at public meetings or events and participate in the administration of departmental programs. The following […]

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Makivik responds to the report of the MMIWG

Kuujjuaq – June 4, 2019 – Makivik Corporation welcomes and supports the report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman and Girls. As an indigenous organization that represents the Inuit of Nunavik we took special note of the Inuit specific recommendations in the report. Many of those highlighted are already being worked […]

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Statistics Canada is a leader in providing real data on women issues in Canada – We are proud to support The Women Deliver 2019 conference

OTTAWA, June 5, 2019 – Power, progress and change are backed by facts. Statistics Canada continues to be the primary data source in many different areas that shed light on women issues. These facts support the development of future policies and perspectives. The following releases featured in StatCan’s recently launched Centre for Gender, Diversity and […]

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Doug Ford meets with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Bellegarde – The Globe and Mail

Trump reads prayer read by Roosevelt in 1944 Trump scuttles U.S. cruises to Cuba in clampdown Trump defends ‘nasty’ Meghan comment World leaders gather to observe D-Day commemorations Trudeau accepts MMIWG finding of genocide but focuses on response Read More: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/video-doug-ford-meets-with-assembly-of-first-nations-national-chief/

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QIA releases 2018-2019 Arctic Bay Nauttiqsuqtiit annual report: The Eyes and Ears of Tallurutiup Imanga

Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut – June 4, 2019 – Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is pleased to release the 2018-2019 annual report for the Arctic Bay pilot of the Tallurutiup Imanga Nauttiqsuqtiit. The report is available on the QIA website. This Inuit steward pilot project is funded as an early benefit for the Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area by […]

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Alfred Moses – Northwest Territories 9-1-1 Implementation Update

Mr. Speaker, this government is committed to improving access to emergency services and enhancing community wellness and safety through the rollout of the 9-1-1 service in all 33 communities. The three-digit telephone number “9-1-1” is known as the number to call in emergencies throughout North America. The 9-1-1 service gives the public fast and easy […]

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MNO Registry Update

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) has restructured our Registry operations so that all registry functions including processing citizenship applications, Harvester applications and renewals, and cards will be provided by an independent third-party organization, Know History Inc. Know History, an Ottawa-based historical services firm, has spent the last five years working closely with the MNO […]

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Indigenous women look to federal parties to commit to national inquiry calls in October platforms – The Hill Times

Jun. 5, 2019 Mohawk activist Ellen Gabriel says the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ findings and recommendations should be an election issue this fall. With the release of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ final report and recommendations, Indigenous women say they’re looking to all […]

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Caroline Cochrane – National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

June 04, 2019 Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honour the important work carried out by the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  The Inquiry was established by the Government of Canada along with all provincial and territorial governments in response to public outcry about the alarming number of Indigenous women […]

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Camp MorningStar invites respectful consultation – Winnipeg Free Press

For the past 100 days, Camp MorningStar has nurtured a sacred fire on Hollow Water First Nation traditional territory in order to provide balanced information to counter the one-sided proposals and outdated scientific research presented by Canadian Premium Sand (CPS). We have been silenced, lost our jobs and have been ignored, but we are still […]

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Ombudsman’s statement on the publication of the MMIWG report

With the release of Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls yesterday, I want to thank the Commissioners for their work in gathering evidence, and to acknowledge the contributions of everyone involved. I am grateful to the 1,484 family members who shared their […]

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Is Canada committing genocide? That doesn’t add up – The Globe and Mail

The national commission investigating the root causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls came to the conclusion this week that Canada is engaged in “nothing less than [a] deliberate, often covert campaign of genocide.” Those are the words of the chief commissioner, Marion Buller, who was the first Indigenous woman appointed as a Provincial […]

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Letter: An alarm raised by a Blackfoot elder – Manitoulin Expositor

June 5, 2019 The Crown, France and the United States can’t dictate your future anymore To the sacred Indigenous peoples and chiefs and councils of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory of Manitoulin Island: I am a spiritual leader of the Blackfoot Confederacy of the United States and Canada. I am 61 years old and clean and sober […]

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What does it mean to call Canada’s treatment of Indigenous women a ‘genocide’? – CBC

Jun 05, 2019 In international relations, words have weight – and some are much heavier than others From the moment it was coined during the Second World War by Raphael Lemkin, the word “genocide” has carried an emotional charge like few others. For good reason: at its heart is the “intention to destroy” a whole […]

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MMIWG inquiry report reflects the sorrow, strength of survivors and families: Sheila North – CBC

Inquiry, though flawed, ‘resulted in greater public awareness of the untold stories … and scope of the issue’ Jun 05, 2019 Like many in attendance at the closing ceremonies of the final report on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, I found myself with mixed emotions about the process that […]

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It’s not only the West that could benefit from a national energy corridor – National Post

Pierre Poilievre: Hydro-Québec needs more exports and Ontario needs what it’s selling. They would both benefit if a corridor connected them Canada has achieved the impossible in energy economics: Our consumers pay sky-high costs and our energy companies get rock-bottom prices. For example, B.C. motorists recently paid what might be the highest gas price in […]

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NB Government: 2019-20 budget passes

June 04, 2019 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The 2019-20 budget was passed in the legislature today. The provincial government tabled the balanced budget on March 19. It aimed to lay the foundation for a sustainable financial future in New Brunswick and reduced the province’s net debt for the first time in more than a decade. “We […]

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Five things about the inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls – The Globe and Mail

The national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada released its final report in Ottawa. Here are five things you should know about it. The Native Women’s Association of Canada and Amnesty International began a research project on “Stolen Sisters” in 2002 to try to put figures and faces to the […]

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Opening Statement to News Conference—Support for High School Students and Adult Learners

James McKenzie, Principal, Office of the Auditor General of Canada—4 June 2019 Good afternoon. I am pleased to be here in Iqaluit today to discuss the Auditor General of Canada’s report on support for high school students and adult learners in Nunavut. The report was tabled in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut this afternoon. In […]

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Columnist should educate himself on residential schooling – St. Albert Today

Across Canada, the forcible removal of Indigenous children from their families in order to integrate them into Canadian society began in the late 19th century – after the passing of The Indian Act in 1876. about 9 hours ago by: Letter to the Editor Across Canada, the forcible removal of Indigenous children from their families […]

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Changes to solitary-confinement bill could address key MMIWG inquiry findings – Toronto Star

June 5, 2019 OTTAWA—Changes the Senate wants to make to a bill on solitary confinement in Canadian prisons are in keeping with recommendations from the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, says the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies. Savannah Gentile, the group’s director of advocacy and legal issues, says a package […]

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New First Nations child welfare agency looks back on one year of work – CBC

‘The over representation of Indigenous children in the foster care system is unacceptable,’ says CEO Jun 05, 2019 A new First Nations child welfare agency released its first annual report Tuesday, outlining the work it’s done to protect children in seven communities and what more has to be done to ensure Mi’kmaq children and families […]

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