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Longest serving elected chief in Canada retires after 4 decades – CBC

Marie-Anne Daywalker-Pelletier was first elected as Okanese First Nation chief in 1981 Oct 29, 2020 Marie-Anne Daywalker-Pelletier, who led Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan for almost 40 years making her the longest serving elected chief in Canada, retired last week. First elected in 1981, Daywalker-Pelletier is still surprised by the length of time she spent in office. “My thoughts at […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 202055 Views

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NWT lags behind Nunavut in securing funding for treatment centres, MLA Lafferty says – Northern News Services

The NWT lags behind Nunavut in constructing an addictions treatment centre and Monfwi MLA Jackson Lafferty is demanding to know why. In the latest of several discussions on a treatment centre since the 19th Legislative Assembly returned on Oct. 15, Lafferty asked Health Minister Julie Green how Nunavut could secure $50 million in federal funding […]

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Statement: Ontario Brings Mineral and Mining Sector Back to the Forefront

Globally competitive mining industry creates more jobs and economic opportunities in the North TORONTO — Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, met with the Ontario Mining Association and issued the following statement: “Employing more than 72,000 people, Ontario’s mineral exploration and mining sector is one of our province’s greatest success stories. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 202054 Views

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iPolitics AM: Bloc Québécois launches debate over October Crisis apology demand – iPolitics

Oct 29, 2020 ALSO TODAY: Finance committee still at loggerheads over WE document redactions — Singh to unveil plan to end for-profit long-term care A little over a half a century after then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau took the unprecedented step of invoking the War Measures Act to respond to a domestic crisis — specifically, the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 202049 Views

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BCAFN Congratulates NDP in their historic Win of the B.C. 2020 Provincial Election

The B.C. Assembly of First Nations’ (BCAFN) Regional Chief and the Board of Directors congratulates the New Democratic Party (NDP) in securing a majority government for a second term in this history-making B.C. election. We look forward to final election results to be announced by Elections B.C. by mid-November as mail-in ballots continue to be […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 2020139 Views

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Nunavut Leadership Forum to Select New Member of the Executive Council

IQALUIT, Nunavut (October 28, 2020) – The Legislative Assembly’s Caucus today announced that the Nunavut Leadership Forum will convene at 3:00pm (EST) on Friday, October 30, 2020, to select a new member of the Executive Council. The proceedings of the Nunavut Leadership Forum will be held in the Chamber of the Legislative Assembly. As a […]

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MCK meeting with new Quebec Indigenous Affairs Minister

(Kahnawake – 27, Kenténha/October 2020) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the community that Ratitsénhaienhs Tonya Perron, Ross Montour and Gina Deer are scheduled to meet with the new Quebec Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs Ian Lafrenière tomorrow (Wednesday) via video-conference. Sonia LeBel, Quebec’s Minister Responsible for Government Administration and Chair of […]

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Treaty 8 Grand Chief calls for federal intervention to end Mi’kmaq fishery dispute – CTV News

October 28, 2020 FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. — The Grand Chief of Treaty 8 says the ongoing fishing dispute in Nova Scotia could be a turning point for Canada’s relationship with Indigenous communities as he called on the federal government to end the conflict. In a press conference on Oct. 22, Grand Chief Arthur Noskey called […]

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Claiming ignorance of CERB payments wrong on many levels – Nunavut News

October 28, 2020 I’m not sure what Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s (NTI) top leaders were thinking during their recent annual general meeting in Cambridge Bay this past week when they passed a resolution calling on the federal government to forgive any debts incurred by Inuit who collected the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) when they were […]

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Indigenous engagement – Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project

We are committed to maintaining and strengthening relationships with Indigenous communities in the post-decision period of the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project. Continuing the conversation We are building on the two-way, meaningful dialogue that was established in Phase III to help communities navigate initiatives related to Crown commitments, accommodation measures and any other project-related activities. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 202073 Views

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