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Teme-Augama Anishnabai elects first female chief – The North Bay Nugget

July 29, 2020 Jamie Mountain, Local Journalism Initiative BEAR ISLAND – History was made recently on Bear Island when Leanna Farr was elected as the first female Ogimaa (chief) of the Teme-Augama Anishnabai. Farr received 54 per cent of the vote in a three-way race against John Wayne Potts and Gilbert Katt, which concluded after […]

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Canada and Ontario Provide New Affordable Housing for Indigenous Individuals and Families in Niagara Region

July 29, 2020 Thorold, ON —The governments of Canada and Ontario are committing $475,000 to build community housing in Thorold and St. Catharines for Indigenous people. The funding will be delivered through the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI). Adam Vaughan, Member of Parliament for Spadina-Fort York and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and […]

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Provincial Government Provides Update on Progress of Recommendations from the Muskrat Falls Inquiry

July 29, 2020 Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, provided an update on the progress of recommendations from the Commission of Inquiry into the Muskrat Falls Project. The final report was released to the public on March 10, 2020. Government thanks Justice […]

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NAN Congratulates Health Team for Award-winning First Nations’ Air Quality & Housing Study

Thunder Bay, ON (July 29, 2020) Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler congratulates an award-winning health team for a groundbreaking air quality and housing study designed to help improve health in Indigenous communities. The Sioux Lookout Zone Children’s Environmental Health Study Team was awarded the 2020 Health Canada Assistant Deputy Minister Award for Excellence […]

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U of Calgary: Scholar challenges our understanding of Indigenous political movements and the Canadian state

Political scientist Gina Starblanket one of 11 UCalgary faculty awarded Canada Research Chair positions As an Indigenous Canadian political scientist, Dr. Gina Starblanket, PhD, has frequently found herself at odds with the traditional approach of Canadian political science. “Canadian political science hasn’t always engaged with Indigenous nations as constituting legitimate political communities with legitimate political […]

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Government of Canada invests $19 million to reduce human trafficking and support those most impacted

From: Women and Gender Equality Canada July 29, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Women and Gender Equality Canada Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, along with the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness announced funds to support victims and survivors of human […]

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Wasaya Airways appoints new president – Northern Ontario Business

James Ward heads up First Nation air regional carrier James Ward is the new president and CEO at the controls of Wasaya Airways. The Thunder Bay-based, First Nations-owned and operated regional air carrier selected Ward to replace Tom Morris, the airline’s two-time leader, who is retiring after 24 years. Three hundred-employee Wasaya provides passenger, charter, […]

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New child care spaces coming to Xa’xtsa First Nation

July 29, 2020 PEMBERTON – Families from the Xa’xtsa (Douglas) First Nation will soon have access to more than 40 new licensed child care spaces as part of the Province’s ongoing commitment to increase child care through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. “The child care that will be offered at Tipella Child Care Centre will […]

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Ontario Invests in Supportive Housing for Niagara Region’s Most Vulnerable

New Oakdale Commons development will support those at risk of being homeless July 29, 2020 St. Catharines ― The Ontario government is investing over $2.2 million in supportive housing to give those who are most at risk of homelessness in Niagara Region the housing and support services they deserve. The new 24-unit Oakdale Commons development in […]

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Pilot decision-making in poor weather contributed to fatal 2019 controlled flight into terrain accident near Mayo, Yukon

Edmonton, Alberta, 29 July 2020 — In its investigation report (A19W0105) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that pilot decision-making was a factor in a fatal controlled flight into terrain accident that occurred in 2019 near Mayo, Yukon. On 6 August 2019, a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan operated by Alkan Air Ltd. was […]

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