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OTF: Our commitment to reconciliation

On Friday, September 28, OTF staff across Ontario participated in Orange Shirt Day, a day to show solidarity with residential school system survivors. We observed the day by wearing orange “Every Child Matters” shirts and attended a learning event, in-person and via Skype, with guest speaker Tanya Talaga, Toronto Star Reporter, author of Seven Fallen […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2018262 Views

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Mount Royal U: Students raising awareness of Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is being observed in the Calgary area on Monday, Oct. 1. At Mount Royal, the day begins with Professor Richard Foggo’s (PhD) fourth-year child studies students in their capstone course distributing 500 orange buttons at main entrances on campus, as well as at an information booth on Main Street. At 11:30 a.m. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2018402 Views

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Pipe Dreams: Energy East proved just how difficult Indigenous consultations can be – National Post

Jacques Poitras digs below the surface of some of the Aboriginal opposition to a previously doomed attempt at building a pipeline When a court ruling cancelled approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion last month, in part over inadequate First Nations consultations, some called it the end of pipelines in Canada. In his new book […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2018348 Views

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Halifax city hall to unveil reconciliation space inspired by Downie, Wenjack – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 28, 2018  Halifax City Hall will unveil a Legacy Space next Thursday, becoming the first such municipal building in Canada with a space dedicated to reconciliation discussions. The city says the space was created in partnership with the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund and will be “a safe, welcoming place where […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2018292 Views

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Renowned Indigenous leader receives honorary LLD from Law Society of Ontario

TORONTO, ON — The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to the Honorable Senator Murray Sinclair at its Call to the Bar ceremony on September 28, 2018 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. As part of its Call ceremonies each year, the Law Society awards honorary doctorates […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2018404 Views

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CIHR: Helping men deal with mental health issues through collaboration

September 28, 2018 Dr. John Oliffe, the founder and lead of the Men’s Health Research program at the University of British Columbia, has found that divorce, job loss, and post-traumatic stress disorder have significant impacts on the mental health of men. However, many men are reluctant to acknowledge these problems and resist traditional mental health care […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2018325 Views

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Review: New memoir maps the terrain of reconciliation – Brantford Expositor

September 28, 2018 The young Cree man walks down to the banks of the Athabasca, wades in and ceremoniously bathes his face and arms. He is thinking about his mother, the strong, passionate and deeply wounded woman he helped bury the day before. And he is reflecting about her tragic life and the way that […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2018305 Views

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Amazon to open new facility in Metro Vancouver – Real Estate Management Industry

September 28, 2018 Amazon will be opening a new 450,000 sq. ft. fulfillment facility within Delta iPort, a new industrial park being developed by GWL Realty Advisors on behalf of project owner, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), on lands leased from the Tsawwassen First Nation. Amazon’s facility will be for the first phase […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2018329 Views

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MNO: Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of the experience of a young Indigenous child who had her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it […]

by aanationtalk on September 28, 2018204 Views

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Mercury Disability Board payment for Grassy Narrows to be indexed to inflation – CBC

The Minister of Indigenous Affairs made the announcement on Friday Sep 28, 2018 Residents in Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek, commonly known as Grassy Narrows First Nation, will soon receive retroactive compensation through the Mercury Disability Board (MDB) as payments are expected to be indexed to inflation starting next month. Leaders in Grassy Narrows released a written statement […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2018296 Views

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