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Beausoleil First Nation members upset with settlement fund distribution – Simcoe County

Members of Beausoleil First Nation are demanding they get a say in what is done with the government settlement money awarded by the Canadian and Ontario governments in November over a long-standing treaty dispute. “Chief and council went ahead and came up with a band resolution for the community, which the members didn’t get a […]

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Indigenous women’s inquiry provides few answers – Red Deer Advocate

Jun. 13, 2019 Regarding recent articles in the Advocate about the probe into missing and murdered Indigenous women. This ad-hoc committee had no one with investigative skills and was not able to reach an intelligent conclusion. Step back and think: is this what you get after many millions of dollars spent? Yes, it is very […]

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Media advisory: Minister Seamus O’Regan to announce on-reserve infrastructure improvement projects made possible by the Gas Tax Fund

From: Indigenous Services Canada Kingsclear First Nation, Wolastoqiyik Territory, New Brunswick — Please be advised that the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, will visit Kingsclear First Nation to announce on-reserve infrastructure improvement projects made possible by the Gas Tax Fund—including the new pedway underpass at Kingsclear. Minister O’Regan will be available to the […]

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Media Advisory – Executive Chair of Project Reconciliation to Discuss Indigenous Projects at Global Petroleum Show

CALGARY, June 13, 2019 – Project Reconciliation Executive Chairman and Thunderchild First Nation former Chief Delbert Wapass will talk about Indigenous-led projects and ways of moving forward at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary June 13. Wapass will explain why it’s vital that Indigenous communities be given the opportunity to purchase a majority stake in […]

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MMIW report positive, but government must act: Peterborough First Nations – MyKawartha.com

Healing can begin, says Chief Phyllis Williams, but it will be on the next federal government to decide how seriously it will take the recommendations More than 200 recommendations have come out of an inquiry looking into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada, which would deal with systemic discrimination and prevent more […]

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Nunavut program money should go to GN, not ITK, senator says – Nunatsiaq News

13 June, 2019 ITK’s board allocated more than $266 million in federal funds last month The Government of Nunavut should continue serving as the main delivery agent for social and health programs in the territory that receive funding from Ottawa, Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson told reporters on June 12. “I am very strongly in support […]

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MMIWG inquiry brings us to a necessary next step – Terrace Standard

Jun. 13, 2019 he Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) is the latest addition to a growing library of reports, findings, and recommendations on what should be done about the many problems afflicting Canada’s Indigenous people. The MMIWG report refers to problems relating to and emanating […]

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“Promises made, promises kept” says UCP MLA – Wetaskiwin Times

June 13, 2019 Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin MLA and Minister of Indigenous Affairs Rick Wilson was back in the constituency last week to meet with members of the Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce. During the June 7 luncheon at By-the-Lake Park, Wilson said the first month in government has been a whirlwind of activity. “Our Premier’s on a […]

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iPolitics AM: ‘Closing the gap’ between current carbon price, Paris targets focus of new report from parliamentary budget watchdog – IPolitics

Jun 13, 2019 ALSO TODAY: Crown-Metis summit — More cash for canola producers — Ministerial meet-up on money laundering Less than a week before Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is expected to reveal the details — or, at least, the highlights — of his party’s climate change plan, the Parliamentary Budget Office is set to release […]

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MNO: AGA 2019

Every year, the citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) hold our Annual General Assembly (AGA) where we gather together to conduct the business of the MNO, to celebrate our rich history, culture and way of life, pass on traditions to younger generations and future leaders and share our stories. As the home of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201940 Views

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Media Advisory: Presentation of the Michener Award and Michener-Deacon Fellowships

June 12, 2019 OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will host the presentation ceremony of the Michener Award for meritorious public service in journalism and the Michener-Deacon Fellowships for Investigative Journalism. The event will take place on Friday, June 14, 2019, at 6 p.m., at Rideau Hall. 2018 Michener Award […]

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SK Government: New Income Assistance Advisory Group Announced

June 12, 2019 The Government of Saskatchewan has appointed members to the new Income Assistance Advisory Group to help Social Services improve income assistance programs and services. The advisory group will provide advice and feedback on the development of income assistance policies, programs and services that will best meet the needs of vulnerable Saskatchewan people. […]

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations in Ottawa

From: Status of Women Canada June 12, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too long […]

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AMC opposes the City of Winnipeg’s pursuit of taxi pre-payment

Treaty One Territory, MB _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is disappointed the City of Winnipeg is pursuing the development of a mandatory taxi pre-payment pilot project that would require all taxi passengers to pre-pay on certain days and times. “The Taxi Pre-Payment Pilot appears to be working toward a pre-determined conclusion to solidify […]

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WACA Requests Fee Waiver – Mjindependent.com

A local cultural group hoping to hold a community wide celebration came to Council looking for a fee waiver but despite getting it left with unanswered questions. Lori Deets, president of the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association (WACA), came to Council to request the rental fees of $445.69 for city land for a six day pow […]

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YT Government: Outstanding service recognized by Premier

Premier Sandy Silver presented three individuals and five teams of public servants with the Premier’s Award for Excellence and Innovation. The individual recipients are Christine Tapp, Grove Taggart and Karen Thomson. The team recipients are the Cannabis Implementation Working Group; Environmental Education and Youth Programs; Online Cannabis Store Delivery Team; Time, Labour and Leave Core […]

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Fully Supports the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council Demand for Consultations for the Outlet Channel Project in Manitoba

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Fully Supports the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council Demand for Consultations for the Outlet Channel Project in Manitoba June 12, 2019 (Ottawa, Ontario) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde fully supports Interlake Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC) in its demand that the Government of Manitoba halt all work […]

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Edward Cornwallis task force hears clashing views – CBC

Some call for controversial governor to have more recognition, others say less Jun 12, 2019 Halifax’s task force looking into how to commemorate Edward Cornwallis heard conflicting recommendations from the public Tuesday night. The second of four sessions was held at Saint Mary’s University and about 40 people attended. The statue of the city’s controversial […]

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Editorial: Overreaction on Parliament Hill – The Telegram

In the best light, it might simply have been overzealous security officials and stringent rules. But it looks like yet another unforced error, and downright hideous optics. After no one from federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s office would come down to receive a 15,000-name petition about methylmercury concerns at Muskrat Falls on Monday, 13 protesters […]

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Open letter from the Commission of Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Girls – An appeal to all political leaders

June 11, 2019 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls heard the truths of many families and survivors of violence. We call on all political leaders to accept their truths and move forward to implement our Calls for Justice. We further call on all political leaders to work together to create […]

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Hyperbole and misrepresentation must not prevent Senate passing Bill C-262

June 11, 2019 We are hopeful that in a matter of days the Senate will vote to adopt a private member’s bill that would require the federal government to begin in earnest the work of implementing global human rights standards to protect the cultures, lives and well-being of Indigenous peoples. Bill C-262, a Bill to […]

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Mamakwa, Rickford clash over clean water – Dryden Now

Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa is continuing to advocate for the equal access to clean drinking water for First Nation communities across his district, and is also seeking an apology from Kenora Rainy-River MPP Greg Rickford. During Question Period at Queen’s Park, Mamakwa was advocating for more support for northern communities in need of clean water […]

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Paul DeLorme, hero of the Dieppe raid, August 19, 1942, honored by Métis Nation

June 10, 2019 London, England: The Métis Nation’s Veterans Minister David Chartrand visited Paul DeLorme, a 98 year old Métis Nation hero of the Second World War at his residence near London, England today to thank him for his service and present him with the compensation he so richly deserves as a Métis Veteran. DeLorme, […]

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MMIWG: 2SLGBTQQIA Pride Month

June 11, 2019 June is Pride Month, and as we celebrate Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (2SLGBTQQIA) people, and all other sexual orientations and genders, it is also a time of reflection. There have been many accomplishments, but there is still much work needed to overcome deep-seated prejudices and exclusion. […]

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‘Undemocratic and unfair’: Liberals accused of rushing to pass UN indigenous rights declaration bill – Ottawa Citizen

When the Aboriginal peoples committee passed a motion to limit debate on each amendment to five minutes, it led to more outrage from the Tories OTTAWA — A bill aiming to ensure that Canadian laws are in line with an international declaration on Indigenous rights has cleared another legislative hurdle after an unruly committee meeting […]

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PM’s competence questioned once again – Red Deer Advocate

Jun. 12, 2019 After a week’s consideration, it seems Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not completely convinced after all that Canada’s treatment of its Indigenous peoples amounts to genocide. The latter was the main and most controversial finding of the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The […]

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Media Advisory: Historic Gathering of the Queen’s Representatives in Canada and First Nations Leaders

An historic gathering of The Queen’s representatives in Canada along with the Territorial Commissioners and National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations will take place at the recently designated Chapel Royal of Massey College in Toronto. The Governor General of Canada, Lieutenant Governors, and Territorial Commissioners are meeting for their annual conference, […]

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Territorial Premiers to meet in Dawson City to discuss northern priorities

10/06/2019 The Premiers of Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut will take part in the Northern Premiers’ Forum in Dawson City on June 13 and 14 to continue their work to build thriving communities across the North. Topics of discussion will include the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 201942 Views

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Wetaskiwin’s government speaks up at chamber luncheon June 7 – Pipestone Flyer

Jun. 11, 2019 Representatives of Wetaskiwin’s three levels of government spoke at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon June 7 at By The Lake Park. Edmonton Wetaskiwin MP Mike Lake, Maskwacis Wetaskiwin MLA Rick Wilson and County of Wetaskiwin Reeve Terry Van de Kraats all took turns briefing the attendees on what they’ve been up to […]

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Barbara Kay: ‘Genocide’ appropriation makes reconciliation harder – National Post

Doubtless many Canadians of Armenian, Rwandan, Bosnian, Ukrainian and Jewish descent were disturbed by the MMIWG report I won’t pretend to professional detachment in my reaction to the MMIWG report’s deployment of “genocide” to characterize disproportionate violent crimes suffered by Indigenous women. The word cut to the quick, and Justin Trudeau’s endorsement of its use […]

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AB Government: Historic government-to-government meeting

June 10, 2019 In his first 50 days in office, Premier Jason Kenney hosted the first cabinet meeting with all First Nations chiefs since February 2015. Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson and other cabinet members joined the June 10 government-to-government meeting in Edmonton to plan a path forward. A significant part of the discussion explored […]

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CAJ supports MMIWG recommendations for media

OTTAWA / June 11, 2019 —Today, on the anniversary of Canada’s apology to residential school survivors, the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) accepts and supports the calls to justice for media as issued in the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls (MMIWG). Canadian journalism has a legacy of perpetuating […]

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Genocide against Indigenous women and girls ‘obvious,’ says chief commissioner – National Observer

The chief commissioner of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls says it’s “pretty obvious” that the tragedies amount to a genocide. Marion Buller made the remarks in a speech Monday at a conference on the topic held by the University of British Columbia in collaboration with Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. […]

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Audit finds $1.3M in questionable expenses at First Nation health centre – CBC

Sagkeeng Health Centre paid employees for expenses such as travel and speeding tickets, MNP audit says Jun 10, 2019 Unwarranted travel allowances, pay for questionable extra duties and speeding tickets are among the items covered by funding for a health centre on Sagkeeng First Nation, according to a forensic report obtained by CBC News. It […]

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Does Canada’s treatment of Indigenous people amount to genocide? – Toronto Star

June 11, 2019 The National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls heard thousands of stories of systemic and structural violence and reached the inescapable conclusion that the Canadian state has perpetrated a genocide against Indigenous peoples. It produced a supplementary report providing its legal analysis on the applicability of genocide. It is […]

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Residents of hydro-impacted communities bring message to Ottawa – APTN News

June 11, 2019 To the federal government and some provinces, hydro dams represent a pathway from fossil fuels and toward a lower-carbon future. But to Indigenous communities whose waterways have been dammed, ways of life disrupted and residents displaced, big hydro represents a form of colonialism. “This is cultural genocide, killing the people’s lives slowly […]

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Corbett: It’s time for the media to shift the narrative on murdered and missing Indigenous women – Winnipeg Sun

Historically, the misrepresentation of Indigenous women and girls has resulted in them being viewed as less deserving of our sympathy than other victims of violence. Last week, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) released its final report, concluding that the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls is […]

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GNWT honours NWT Public Servants at Annual Premier’s Awards

June 10, 2019 The annual Premier’s Awards for Excellence were held in the Caribou Room of the Chateau Nova Hotel this morning. The Premier’s Award recognizes the outstanding achievement of individual GNWT employees or teams of GNWT employees who continue to strive for excellence, best practice management and improvements in the workplace. The Premier’s Award […]

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Proposed healing lodge for Indigenous women sparks controversy in Scarborough – The Star

June 11, 2019 A proposed 24-bed healing lodge for Indigenous women in conflict with the law has caused a social media uproar among residents in southwest Scarborough who are worried about safety and the overconcentration of services for vulnerable people in their community. But board members for the Toronto-based Thunder Women Healing Lodge Society say […]

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Makivik Corp.: Letter to Senator Dennis Glen Patterson Re: Delaying the Passage of Bill C-262 on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

June 7, 2019 Senator Dennis Glen Patterson Conservative Senate of Canada 40 Wellington Street Suite 502 Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4 dennis.patterson@sen.parl.gc.ca Re: Delaying the Passage of Bill C-262 on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) Dear Senator Patterson, It is with considerable dismay that I am reading news reports of […]

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Conservative Senators’ Filibustering Threatens the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) and the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) are deeply frustrated by recent attempts to filibuster and delay Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Conservative Senators are employing […]

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At committee: UN declaration on Indigenous rights, sentencing laws and Canada Revenue Agency spending plans – IPolitics

Jun 11, 2019 New Democrat MP Romeo Saganash’s backbench bid to formally commit Canada to harmonizing federal law with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) is poised to make it through a critical stage in its journey through the Upper House as the ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS committee heads into clause-by-clause review. […]

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Statement Re: NWAC Membership Meeting

June 8th, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) A meeting called by the membership of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) to resolve the continuance of Francyne Joe as President of the organization was unable to proceed today, due to a lack of quorum, because of either emergency or extraordinary circumstances on the part of some of […]

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A new Vice-president responsible for the youth mandate at the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse

Montréal, June 10, 2019 – Suzanne Arpin took office today as Vice-President responsible for the youth mandate of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, following her appointment by the National Assembly on June 4. A member of the Québec Bar since 1984, Ms. Arpin worked for nearly 25 […]

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MMIWG report missed chance to change how deaths are investigated, says Indigenous forensic pathologist – CBC

Kona Williams ‘disappointed’ inquiry didn’t recommend improvements to systems for autopsies, death reports Jun 10, 2019 No one needed to explain to Kona Williams, Canada’s first Indigenous forensic pathologist, why it was so important for Canada to hold a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). “It’s always been in the […]

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NL Government: Speech from the Throne

June 10, 2019 The following are speaking notes delivered at the Opening of the First Session of the 49th General Assembly of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador by Her Honour The Honourable Judy M. Foote, PC, ONL, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador: Please check against delivery Speech from the Throne Mr. Speaker and […]

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Indigenous leaders, community groups, students rally against Trans Mountain pipeline ahead of cabinet decision

9 June 2019, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, (VANCOUVER, BC) — With little over a week left until the federal government makes its decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project, Indigenous leaders and [add estimate number] supporters gathered in Vancouver to send a message to the Prime Minister and his Cabinet. Despite opposition from […]

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Protesters stall cleanup of former Camp Ipperwash – Blackburn News

June 10, 2019 Longstanding efforts to transfer the former Camp Ipperwash lands to Kettle and Stony Point First Nation have hit a snag. For more than two months now, a group of protesters unhappy with the transfer agreement, have been blocking federal access to the site. Anishinabek Police Inspector Barry Petahtegoose said a trailer is […]

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AMC to host Winnipeg protest in response to Manitoba Hydro’s imposed service changes in Misipawistik Cree Nation

Treaty One Territory, MB _ In solidarity with Misipawistik Cree Nation (Grand Rapids), the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) will be hosting a protest in Winnipeg today at 10 a.m. regarding Manitoba Hydro’s imposed service changes to the Grand Rapids Generating Station. Grand Chief Arlen Dumas will be joining the simultaneous community protest in Grand […]

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Canadian inquiry calls deaths of indigenous women ‘genocide’ – NetNewsLedger

June 10, 2019 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police revealed in 2014 that 1,017 aboriginal women had been murdered between 1980 and 2012 OTTAWA (Reuters) – The deaths in Canada of more than a thousand aboriginal women and girls in recent decades was a national genocide, a government inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women concluded […]

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