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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, 2022110 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, 2022144 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, 202291 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, 202289 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, 2022121 Views

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The need for Indigenous-led housing – IRPP

July 13, 2022 Home is where the heart is. It is where life begins. Home should be a place of safety, love, health, security, happiness and respect in kinship with one another. But housing in so-called Canada is anything but what a home should be. Canada’s government-funded housing system has interfered with customary Indigenous practices. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 2022102 Views

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Canada needs to get on with tackling racism in concrete ways – IRPP

Stop setting up anti-racism secretariats and start passing laws specific to Charter rights. Stop land acknowledgements and give back Indigenous land. July 8, 2022 Anti-racism is the call of the day in the Global North. In addition to their earlier push to introduce a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) culture, institutions are now also hurriedly […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202297 Views

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Fraser Institute: Annual Indigenous spending expected to reach $35.5 billion in 2026, largely due to judicial settlements

June 28, 2022 VANCOUVER—The federal government’s recent substantial increase of Indigenous spending is mainly due to judicial settlement payouts, finds a new study published by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “At a time of large budget deficits and mounting debt, the explosive growth of Indigenous spending is expected to continue, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 2022107 Views

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Inuit Nunangat needs a community public safety officer program – Policy Options

Increased funding for emergency management, and search and rescue is vital in a time of climate change. June 27, 2022 This spring, the pan-northern leaders’ statement on climate change highlighted that increased funding for emergency management must be a key part of climate change response in the North. We couldn’t agree more. Over the last […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 202292 Views

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Investing in Canada’s Nursing Workforce Post-Pandemic: A Call to Action

May 12, 2022 The RSC Policy Briefing entitled “Investing in Canada’s Nursing Workforce Post-Pandemic: A Call to Action” is now freely and publicly available here. “Nurses represent the highest proportion of health care workers globally and have played an essential role in the ongoing efforts against COVID-19. Although the pandemic has magnified multiple vulnerabilities within […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 2022146 Views

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