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Canada and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations announce approach to locate and commemorate residential schools missing children

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada June 22, 2021 — Saskatoon, Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatchewan — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) executive says very important work has begun to find and commemorate the unmarked graves of thousands of First Nations children who were forced to attend […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202124 Views

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

2021-06-21 Today marks National Indigenous Peoples Day, a unique opportunity to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit in Canada. The month of June is also National Indigenous History Month, dedicated this year to the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of residential schools. To […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 202119 Views

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Saskatchewan Provides $2 Million For Residential School Site Research

Today, First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs Minister Don McMorris announced that $2 million of provincial funding will be provided to the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) to support research into undocumented deaths and burials on formerly federally operated residential school locations in the province. The minister also called on the federal government to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 202114 Views

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Yukon and Northern BC First Nations tackle climate change using Indigenous knowledge and science

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada June 18, 2021 — Yukon — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is working together in partnership with Indigenous and Northern communities in finding solutions to adapt to the impacts of climate change in the North. Today, Minister of Northern Affairs, Daniel Vandal, along […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202141 Views

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National Awareness of Indigenous Issues Reaches All Time High: Canadians Call on Federal Government to Award Indigenous Peoples Increased Autonomy and Compensation for Generations of Injustice

TORONTO, June 17, 2021  – As Canadians look forward to marking National Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, INNOVATIVE Research Group is releasing new findings that general awareness of Indigenous issues has jumped from 42% to 75%. Fifty-three percent (53%) also agree that Indigenous peoples deserve compensation for the injustices they have faced over generations. “Speaking […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 202122 Views

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Two vet med scholars awarded prestigious Canada Research Chairs – University of Calgary

World leader in Arctic One Health research and exceptional emerging scholar in cellular programming recognized with CRCs For a young and relatively small veterinary college, UCalgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) is punching well above its weight when it comes to outstanding research. This week, the federal government announced more than 150 new and renewed […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 202131 Views

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Ontario pledging $10M to identify and commemorate residential school burial sites – CBC

Jun 15, 2021 Discovery of what are believed to be remains of Indigenous children in Kamloops, B.C., sparked national outcry The provincial government is earmarking $10 million in funding over a three-year span to identify, investigate and commemorate residential school burial sites in Ontario, Premier Doug Ford announced at a Tuesday morning news conference. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 202124 Views

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Ontario Supporting the Identification and Commemoration of Indian Residential School Burial Sites

June 15, 2021 Province partnering with Indian Residential School survivors, families and Indigenous leaders on a community-led approach KENORA —The Ontario government is providing $10 million to help support the identification, investigation, protection and commemoration of Indian Residential School burial sites across the province. The funding will also ensure that culturally appropriate, trauma-informed mental health […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 202122 Views

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Government of Canada makes major investment in Canadian science, research and engineering – Funding will support Canadian researchers as they push their big ideas, discoveries and innovations forward

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Funding will support Canadian researchers as they push their big ideas, discoveries and innovations forward June 15, 2021 – Trois-Rivières, Quebec The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of a strong and vibrant science and research ecosystem. The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting this ecosystem, along […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 202125 Views

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Beaver castoreum found on ancient throwing dart sheds new light on traditional hunting technology

14/06/2021 Joint news release with the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Carcross/Tagish First Nation A new study, led by Kate Helwig and Jennifer Poulin at the Canadian Conservation Institute, has identified beaver castoreum as a component of the design and construction of a 6,000-year-old Yukon atlatl-throwing dart. As far as the authors know, this […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 202186 Views

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