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Fraser Institute: Annual Indigenous spending expected to reach $35.5 billion in 2026, largely due to judicial settlements

June 28, 2022 VANCOUVER—The federal government’s recent substantial increase of Indigenous spending is mainly due to judicial settlement payouts, finds a new study published by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “At a time of large budget deficits and mounting debt, the explosive growth of Indigenous spending is expected to continue, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 202223 Views

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Inuit Nunangat needs a community public safety officer program – Policy Options

Increased funding for emergency management, and search and rescue is vital in a time of climate change. June 27, 2022 This spring, the pan-northern leaders’ statement on climate change highlighted that increased funding for emergency management must be a key part of climate change response in the North. We couldn’t agree more. Over the last […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 202218 Views

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Investing in Canada’s Nursing Workforce Post-Pandemic: A Call to Action

May 12, 2022 The RSC Policy Briefing entitled “Investing in Canada’s Nursing Workforce Post-Pandemic: A Call to Action” is now freely and publicly available here. “Nurses represent the highest proportion of health care workers globally and have played an essential role in the ongoing efforts against COVID-19. Although the pandemic has magnified multiple vulnerabilities within […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202254 Views

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Apologies and promises are not enough to end TB in the North – IRPP

May 10, 2022 To finally end tuberculosis in Indigenous communities, the federal government needs to take lessons from the Global South and make a major investment. In the midst of a raging global pandemic, it is easy to forget that tuberculosis (TB) is the second leading infectious killer after COVID-18 and that ending the TB […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 202263 Views

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New Faces and Fresh Ideas – NPI’s Experience North Program Returns

May 9, 2022 – To kick off Northern Policy Institute’s 10th anniversary year, we are excited to welcome our ninth group of Experience North summer placements. Since 2014, the program has helped young people build their personal networks and professional skills by working with partners in every region of Northern Ontario to support the sustainable […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 202247 Views

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Mining, Indigenous Communities, and our Resource-Dependent Future: Event Two

Relations between mining companies and Indigenous communities have been fraught in the past, with few of the benefits and most of the environmental impacts being passed on to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities whose territories were affected. Changes in Canada’s legal, political and business culture in the past 20 years, propelled by the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202250 Views

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Ontario’s iGaming market will hurt First Nations and others – IRPP

May 3, 2022 If Ontario is going to control gambling, it should prove it can do it in a way that respects the public interest. Its new plan doesn’t do that. Despite growing concerns from stakeholders, Ontario recently launched its provincially regulated iGaming Ontario – a risky bet on a new online gaming market where […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202260 Views

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Inuit Nunangat Policy

This Inuit Nunangat Policy applies to all federal departments and agencies, guiding them in the design, development and delivery of all new or renewed federal policies, programs, services, and initiatives that apply in Inuit Nunangat and/or benefit Inuit, including programs of general application, and to support Inuit self-determination. The purpose of this Policy is to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 2022124 Views

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Transfer authority of child welfare to Indigenous communities – IRPP

April 20, 2022 The colonial child-welfare system needs more than a set of fixes. Indigenous communities should be running these services themselves, a study finds. Recent reminders of the over-representation of First Nations children in child welfare services and of those services’ shortcomings and harms have come from the courts, a public inquiry in Quebec […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 2022181 Views

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Colonial policies deny internet to many Indigenous communities – IRPP

April 14, 2022 The federal government has an opportunity to close the digital divide and take a meaningful step toward reconciliation by updating its spectrum policy. The pandemic has highlighted antiquated policies born from colonialism that are putting remote Indigenous communities at a disadvantage and underscoring the need for high-speed internet to be made available […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2022104 Views

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