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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, 202071 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, 2020175 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, 2020117 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, 2020122 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, 2020116 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, 2020106 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, 202094 Views

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The Goldilocks Problem: How to create a system that is “Just Right” for all of Northwestern Ontario

Policies are not one size fits all, especially with an area as large as Northwestern Ontario. As such, the North Superior Workforce Planning Board commissioned Northern Policy Insitute to develop a White Paper on what needs to be considered in the creation of a Service System Manager structure for employment services that is appropriate for […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202084 Views

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The Macdonald-Laurier Institute Welcomes Newest Senior Fellow, Scott Simon

OTTAWA, ON (October 27, 2020): The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is pleased to welcome Scott Simon as our newest Senior Fellow, covering issues including Taiwan and the Indo-Pacific, human rights, and Indigenous rights. As holder of the Research Chair of Taiwan Studies and member of both the Centre for International Policy Studies and the Human Rights Research and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 202070 Views

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Moving forward on lobster fishery means addressing access and conservation – Policy Options

The situation unfolding in the Nova Scotia lobster fishery raises larger questions around who holds decision-making power over this natural resource. October 28, 2020 Back in 1999, the Supreme Court’s Marshall decision recognized that Mi’kmaq First Nations have had, and continue to have, a treaty right to catch and sell fish. As a result, First […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 2020136 Views

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