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Systemic racism in Canada’s health care – IRPP

February 24, 2021 Last Fall, Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous woman, died in a Quebec hospital after posting videos online of the hospital staff insulting her. The tragedy was seen by many as the latest example of the systemic racism that Indigenous people often face when dealing with the Canadian health care system. It’s not the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202121 Views

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Fear and discomfort shouldn’t block anti-racism efforts in schools – IRPP

February 24, 2021 Addressing racism in the classroom requires educators to ask hard questions of themselves, white discomfort, and the discarding of old traditions. In 1920, Duncan Campbell Scott, then-deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs is quoted for suggesting that his goal was to “get rid of the Indian problem.” Scott’s solution was […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202117 Views

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Reconciliation in post-secondary education requires courage and humility – IRPP

February 18, 2021 Post-secondary education was built on a foundation of exclusion. Educators must park their fear, face their biases, and create systemic change. Building Indigeneity into the curricula at Canadian post-secondary schools requires more than just introducing Indigenous history and knowledge. To ensure systemic change, we must have the courage to engage in uncomfortable […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202152 Views

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Over Half of Indigenous Peoples in Canada are On Guard to Experiences of Bias

Leaders can positively influence experiences of Indigenous employees. February 10, 2021 –  A study from Catalyst, Building Inclusion for Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Workplaces, found 52% of Indigenous Peoples working in Canada said they are regularly on guard to experiences of bias, a hallmark of emotional tax, with women on guard (67%) significantly more than […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202174 Views

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Restoring coal policy in Alberta ‘a step forward’ but major project still a go – APTN News

Restoring Alberta’s coal policy may allay some fears but the fight to stop the  Grassy Mountain Coal Project continues, says the head of Indigenous-led Niitsitapi Water Protectors. “It is definitely a step forward,” said Natasha Calf Robe, who opposes coal mining in the province. “I am still really concerned about the lack of First Nations’ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 202136 Views

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Alberta’s 1976 coal policy reinstated

Alberta’s government is reinstating the 1976 coal policy after hearing concerns raised by Albertans about surface mining in the Eastern Slopes. This includes reinstating the four coal categories, which dictated where and how coal leasing, exploration and development could occur. Further, the Minister of Energy has issued a directive to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 202125 Views

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Indigenous spending up 50% since 2015 despite evidence that more money won’t solve chronic problems

Jan. 26, 2021 CALGARY—If policymakers want to help improve living standards in Indigenous communities, particularly in remote areas of Canada, they should help foster the construction of roads and other infrastructure between these struggling communities and larger population centres—not simply spend more money on government programs, finds a new study released today by the Fraser […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 202173 Views

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Cuthand: Indigenous policy in Canada differs from U.S. – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

In Canada, Treaty and Aboriginal rights are included in the constitution; in the United States, there is no mention. The reaction to the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline reflects the differences in Indigenous policy in the United States and Canada. In Canada, Treaty and Aboriginal rights are included in the constitution; in the United […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 202139 Views

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NPI: Come North – Population Growth, Let’s Do It Together

Stronger, together is the familiar message in the newly released Come North 10-point Action Plan. This report details what was discussed at two conferences in February 2020 and lays out an action plan for making Northern Ontario a welcoming place for newcomers. “The action plan released today must be implemented immediately.” Said Ryan Reynard, Executive […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202161 Views

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Kivalliq Inuit Association Proposed changes to the KIA By-Laws and Election Policy

Below are links to the draft copies of the proposed changes to the Kivalliq Inuit Association By-Laws and Election Policy as part of the agenda for the AGM to be held January 6, 2021 at the Siniktarvik Hotel Salon A + B in Rankin Inlet at 9 AM. KIA Election Policy Draft Amendments – 2020 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202152 Views

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