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Minister Vandal, partners to the Arctic and Northern Policy Framework meet to discuss priorities for the North and Arctic

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada November 24, 2020 — Ottawa, ON — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with the people of the North and  Arctic to develop long-term opportunities that protect Canada’s rich natural environment, build healthier communities, respect the rights and interests of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20208 Views

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BC First Nations Forestry Council Submits Forest Policy Recommendations: “First Nations Want to be Heard Now, Not Later”

November 18, 2020 (Vancouver, BC) – The BC First Nations Forestry Council (the ‘Forestry Council’) has released its submission to the province laying out 20 recommendations from First Nations to inform proposed changes to the Forest & Range Practices Act (FRPA), Land Use Planning, and the development of a new strategy for old growth management […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 202036 Views

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Will the Trans Mountain Pipeline actually bring economic gain to Canada – We want to know!

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation remains concerned that the economic case for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project (TMX) has not been fully evaluated — Canada has not updated their economic rationale for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion since 2013. As we all know, the economic landscape has changed considerably since then. Our concerns have been extensively […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 202029 Views

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Canada’s actions around the Mi’Kmaq fisheries rest on shaky legal ground – Policy Options

Court decisions over the past two decades suggest the Crown’s latest attempts to regulate the Mi’Kmaq fisheries would be declared unconstitutional. November 9, 2020 Acting on treaty right recognized in the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision 21 years ago in R v Marshall, the Sipekne’katik First Nation launched its moderate livelihood fishery in the waters […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 202038 Views

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What #JusticeforJoyce should mean for policy-makers – Policy Options

We don’t need an inquest for Joyce Echaquan. We need to build a culturally safe, trauma-informed health-care system that draws on Indigenous voices. November 3, 2020 Canadians in the fall of 2020 sit uncomfortably in the grip of an unprecedented health crisis while a resounding cry to address systemic racism echoes throughout the globe. At […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2020147 Views

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Please no more broken promises to Indigenous peoples: Ken Coates for Inside Policy – MLI

The federal government’s proposed legislation on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a broken promise waiting to happen.  This legislation seems like a simple statement of justice, commitment to Indigenous rights and a determination to right past wrongs.  Instead, it is almost certain to disappoint.  In the process, it could […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 202084 Views

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Excising racism from health care requires Indigenous collaboration – Policy Options

November 2, 2020 Canada’s history of colonization has laid the foundation for the implementation of racist health policy and the delivery of culturally unsafe health care, resulting in health disparities that are disproportionately experienced by Indigenous Peoples. Cultural groups that have experienced colonization also tend to encounter other levels of oppression, including epistemic and systemic […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2020102 Views

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Let’s Do Better: Public Representations of COVID-19 Science

October 30, 2020 The RSC Policy Briefing entitled “Let’s Do Better: Public Representations of COVID-19 Science” is now freely and publicly available here. The RSC has prepared Policy Briefings and other resources to ensure open access to independent, evidence-based science for Canadians. There will be a panel discussion on this theme at the 2020 RSC […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202091 Views

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Decolonizing post-secondary institutions takes a community – Policy Options

October 30, 2020 Indigenous youth are the youngest, fastest growing segment of Canada’s population. They hold tremendous potential to contribute to and transform the country’s economic, political and cultural life. The key to unlocking this full potential is education. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action state that education is essential as well to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202078 Views

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Ep. 54 – Canadians are just waking up to a new Indigenous reality with Ken Coates and JP Gladu – MLI

In this episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Munk Senior Fellow Ken Coates was joined by and JP Gladu, one of Canada’s foremost Indigenous entrepreneurs. Coates and Gladu cover a wide range of issues, particularly looking at how new, meaningful partnerships with Indigenous people in the natural resource sector serve as the frontline of economic […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202062 Views

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