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How to realistically elevate the status of Indigenous languages – IRPP

November 14, 2022 Beyond expansion of the federal language bonus, explore the designation of regional official languages in provincial and territorial jurisdictions. Canada’s policy of official bilingualism was designed to ensure equality and inclusion for francophones, and as a recognition of English and French as founding peoples. Of course, this narrative of the founding of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 202248 Views

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Policy Forum: Establishing An Urban Reserve—Property Tax Challenges And Opportunities

November 3, 2022 ABSTRACT: Urban reserves offer a unique economic development tool for First Nation governments by providing access to markets and infrastructure unavailable on most reserve lands in Canada. Asimakiniseekan Askiy is Canada’s first urban reserve established on land previously owned by a city. The urban reserve was established in Saskatoon by the Muskeg […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 202283 Views

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Rights and traditions will define Indigenous governance of the future – IRPP

Self-government will need rights defined by Indigenous Peoples and must reflect voices of women and elders, kinship, languages and sacred teachings. October 25, 2022 Decolonizing systems means going back to what was valued before colonial contact. Colonial ideals are evident in Canada’s laws, institutions and social interactions. For Indigenous Peoples – First Nations, Métis and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 202266 Views

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NPI: Smart Road Technology Can Make Northern Roads Safer

October 14, 2022 – Implementing smart road technologies can encourage greater safety on Northern roads and are less expensive to build and maintain. These technologies and innovative construction techniques are explored in detail in the latest paper by Northern Policy Institute, Smart Solutions for Northern Roads by William Dunstan. Smart road technologies implemented in other […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2022110 Views

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First Nation-Owned Corporation Adopts Climate Action Investment Policy

CHIPPEWAS OF KETTLE and STONY POINT FIRST NATION, ON, Oct. 12, 2022 – The Three Fires Group, a First Nations-owned economic development corporation, announced the adoption of its Climate Action Investment Policy. As part of its commitment to sustainable investments, the group’s policy outlines its support for clean energy projects including energy storage – aligned […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 202268 Views

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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, 202286 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, 202268 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, 202283 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, 2022106 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, 202275 Views

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