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Canada must commit to a nature and biodiversity accountability act – IRPP

COP15 in Montreal is the right time to start to dismantle the country’s colonial relationship with nature, with greater respect for Indigenous rights. October 5, 2022 Nature isn’t an infinite resource to be exploited. Canada’s current socio-economic system, rooted in colonial resource extraction, has shaped our interactions with the natural world. The commodification of nature […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202226 Views

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Prince Rupert Council Approves New Reconciliation Policy Framework, Intended to be Constantly Evolving – CFNR Network

Oct 4, 2022 A new Reconciliation Policy Framework has been developed and adopted by Prince Rupert City Council, to improve relationships with First Nations. As a living document, the policy is intended to lay the groundwork for a future action plan which will be constantly evolving. Policies proposed in the framework are broken down into […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202228 Views

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Put out wildfires before they begin with Indigenous fire stewardship – IRPP

October 4, 2022 Canadian governments need to better engage with Indigenous fire stewardship to counter increased wildfire occurrence and severity After the Keremeos Creek wildfire swept through the southern Interior of British Columbia in August, one may wonder how these catastrophic events should be handled across Canada. Not only were hundreds of B.C. residents forced […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202229 Views

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Are Land Acknowledgements Justified? – FCPP

September 19, 2022 Recently, Canadians have seen various institutions implementing Indigenous Land Acknowledgments (ILAs) to recognize the institution as situated on previously occupied Indigenous land. They are widely accepted, but privately disputed. It is obvious that the moral outrage regarding Canada’s First People prevents open discussion. Instead, we have been told to be quiet and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 202253 Views

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Killing With Kindness – FCPP

The Sanderson murders are receiving a lot of media attention, as they should. Much has been written about the government policy of pretending that truly dangerous people, like these brothers, are victims, and returning them to indigenous communities, where they inevitably victimize residents. Then, claiming that this cruel policy – killing with kindness – somehow […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 202243 Views

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Saskatchewan Invites Feedback on Consultation Policy Framework

September 1, 2022 The Government of Saskatchewan is seeking feedback on the First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework (CPF). The CPF was released in 2010 and presents the Government of Saskatchewan’s policy on consultation with First Nation and Métis communities. It includes the roles and responsibilities of the Government of Saskatchewan, First Nation and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 202257 Views

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The RCMP needs comprehensive reform – IRPP

Change will not come from within the police service. Here are 10 top ways to bring about an ambitious remake of the Mounties. August 15, 2022 The RCMP is in the news again and, as usual, the news is not good. There are ongoing controversies over whether there was political interference or pressure placed on […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 202266 Views

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Is there additional capacity to address Northern Ontario’s homelessness, mental health, and addictions crisis?

August 10, 2022 – Northern Ontario communities are experiencing a homelessness, addiction, and mental health crisis. In Northern Policy Institute’s latest paper, More than Just a Number: Addressing the Homelessness, Addiction, and Mental Health Crisis in the North, author Holly Parsons explores current realities and eight policy strategies to help move Northern Ontario communities forward. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 202251 Views

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How did COVID19 affect the economy of Northern Ontario?

July 28, 2022 – The COVID-19 pandemic was a major blow to communities around the world. However, as the latest paper by Lakehead University in partnership with Northern Policy Institute has shown, not all communities’ experiences were the same. The Impact of COVID-19 on the Economy of Northern Ontario dives into those differences, specifically between […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 202253 Views

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In God’s name – IRPP

July 19, 2022 Spiritual violence permeates the very fabric of Canadian society. What can we do about it? Spirituality can facilitate critical dialogue and healing. The image of a religious leader placing in the ground an Indigenous child whose life was snuffed out due to a nation’s hatred for its First Peoples is not an […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 202274 Views

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