It’s a stunning showcase you won’t want to miss. People of the Land, Indigenous Fine Art, is now on display at the Gibson Centre in Alliston. The one-of-a-kind exhibit, which has been displayed at galleries across Canada, features paintings and limited edition prints by Norval Morrisseau, sculptures by Bill Nasogaluak and carvings by Joe Greene. […]
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Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 16, 2018 INUVIK, N.W.T. – Canada’s national Inuit organization has re-elected Natan Obed as its leader. The vote was taken today in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. It’s Obed’s second term at the helm of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, which represents 60,000 Inuit people across Canada. Obed has brought greater profile to […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2018 By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Potential delays in the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline following a U.S. judge’s order mean that Western Canadian oil producers could suffer current price discounts for a longer period of time, an industry spokesman says. On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2018 By Morgan Lowrie THE CANADIAN PRESS SAINT-EUSTACHE, Que. _ The federal government will move forward to create a statutory holiday dedicated to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. The holiday will be aimed at remembering the legacy of residential schools and reflecting on a path toward […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2018 BURNABY, B.C. _ The RCMP arrested protesters Thursday as officers enforced a court injunction to dismantle a protest camp and snuff a sacred fire at a site where the Trans Mountain pipeline ends in Burnaby, B.C. Cpl. Daniela Panesar said police began enforcing an order obtained by the City of […]
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August 16th, 2018 The Algonquin College Marc Maracle attended in 1979 was in many ways the same college that presented him with an honorary degree four decades later. But in at least one way, today’s Algonquin has profoundly changed, he says. Algonquin remains as great a place to learn as it was when he studied […]
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August 16, 2018 A Dene MP is concerned the Liberal government will radically change her proposed bill to establish a national Indigenous holiday acknowledging the dark legacy of Canada’s residential school system. On Wednesday, the Liberals announced they intend to support a private member’s bill introduced by NDP MP Georgina Jolibois that proposes setting a […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2018 CALGARY _ A federal judge in Montana has ordered an environmental assessment for the altered route of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The ruling comes as the latest potential setback for a pipeline that the Calgary-based company has been trying to build for a decade. Plaintiffs including the Indigenous Environmental […]
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The Biwaase’aa program has provided educational and social assistance to at-risk students in seven local schools. THUNDER BAY – More than 1,600 students are on the verge of being without a long-standing program for the upcoming school year. Funding for the Biwaase’aa program – a service designed to address child poverty issues by increasing life […]
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Powwow season is a chance to gather with other families, honour tradition and perhaps try a dance Aug 16, 2018 At the Oromocto First Nation, grass dancers are stomping the ground, clearing the grass of sticks and rocks while their fringed, bright regalia sways to a beat, like grass blowing in the wind. Summer on […]
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August 16 2018 THUNDER BAY – A Junior Canadian Ranger from the small Cree community of Peawanuck near the Hudson Bay coast has won a prestigious youth award for her leadership and commitment to preserving her Indigenous culture. “I think what she has done is great,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of Nishnawbe Aski Nation […]
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If all goes to plan, the city will have moved 400 million litres of water before winter sets in Aug 16, 2018 Iqaluit’s public water supply will start getting a refill in the next few days as the city begins to pump water from the Apex River into the Lake Geraldine reservoir. There is construction […]
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NSI IndigiDocs short Cedar Tree of Life from director Odessa Shuquaya and producer April Johnson has upcoming festival screenings in the US and Canada over the next two months. It screens at San Francisco Green Film Festival on Saturday, September 8 and at Edmonton International Film Festival on September 29. It also screens in the […]
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From: Natural Resources Canada August 16, 2018 – Morden, Manitoba – Natural Resources Canada Canada is a place where the environment and the economy go hand in hand. Providing a stable, effective regulatory regime to approve and oversee pipeline operations is integral to safeguarding the environment, while supporting projects in the national interest that create […]
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Joint venture deal provides Agoke group jobs, economic benefits to three communities A walk through the Nakina sawmill in early August got Mark Bell excited. A decade after the operation had been shuttered, Buchanan Sawmills had reopened the mill in January and was back in business as staff painstakingly worked out the mechanical bugs at […]
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More men than women died by suicide, high numbers of young people, statistics show Aug 16, 2018 Nearly 1,900 people in Saskatchewan have lost their lives to suicide in the past 12 years, according to new figures published by the provincial coroner. Posted to the corner’s website, the statistics show how many suicide deaths its […]
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August 15, 2018 The outgoing Dene National Chief is calling on officials to appoint an Indigenous judge in the Northwest Territories. Bill Erasmus says that ideally at least fifty percent of the judges in the NWT should be if Indigenous descent, reflecting the Indigenous population of the territory. The NWT is currently in the process […]
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August 16, 2018 For many years before pursuing a legal education, Jason Mercredi worked with several organizations dedicated to advancing Aboriginal rights. It was his involvement with Treaty 1-11 that familiarized him with treaty histories and law, and influenced him to study law in the first place. “I wanted to be in a position where […]
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‘These kids deserve to be remembered and honoured,’ says K’atl’odeeche Chief Roy Fabian Aug 16, 2018 Members of the K’atl’odeeche First Nation gathered Wednesday for the unveiling of a new Parks Canada plaque that recognizes the important but strained historic relationship between the Dene of the South Slave and Euro-Canadian settlers. The plaque commemorates the […]
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With a new Tory government in place, what challenges lie ahead for RoseAnne Archibald — and for Indigenous people across the province? Aug 16, 2018 RoseAnne Archibald says leadership is in her DNA. She is the fourth chief in the Archibald family, and in July she became the first woman ever to be elected Ontario […]
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August 16, 2018 The current Indian act was first passed in 1876 — it’s been amended but the original act is still in force. In 2002, there were 20 major amendments made but the fact remains that it’s based on an old act that was written when settlers’ relationships with Indigenous people was different than […]
Aug 15, 2018 TORONTO – Class-action lawyers who secured a landmark $750-million compensation deal for Indigenous victims of the ’60s Scoop have been left in fee limbo amid conflicting views as to how much they deserve. Under the settlement, which required separate approvals from both Federal Court and an Ontario court, Ottawa agreed to pay […]
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Unlike Quebec’s legislation, which allows for 18-year-olds to purchase weed, Kahanwake’s Cannabis Control Law sets the legal age at 21. August 16, 2018 As the floodgates on Canada’s legal cannabis market are set to open this fall, Mohawks on the Kahnawake territory say they don’t plan on submitting to outside regulation. Rather than abide by […]
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August 15, 2018 It’s the first of its kind in Canada and it’s coming to an area First Nations community. Indigi-Con, a comic convention aimed to inspire local Indigenous youths, will be held in Oneida Nation of the Thames this weekend. “It’s a fantastic experience for people to be able to engage with cosplayers . […]
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Aug. 16, 2018 Great music and excellent food were accompanied by stellar fellowship at the Métis Jamboree at the McLeese Lake community hall this past weekend. Music filled the hall from morning to night: fiddle, guitar, bass, percussion, piano, ukulele, vocals and more. Musicians from places across Canada gathered to provide toe-tapping, heart-warming entertainment, including […]
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Aug. 15th, 2018 The Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s 2018 AMO Conference will host about 1,900 participants from hundreds of municipalities and organizations from across the province. Discussions will include the upcoming municipal election, rural development and Indigenous relations. Northern Ontario leaders will be looking for support from the provincial government in maintaining rail and/or […]
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August 15th, 2018 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada called upon federal, provincial, and territorial governments “to commit to eliminating the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in custody over the next decade”. But achieving this objective will require far more people working in the justice system to have a much greater understanding of Indigenous cultures. […]
August 16, 2018 Nelson Toulouse brought home a decided victory with a total of 258 votes installing him as Sagamok’s new Gimaa. Carol Eshkakogan received 169 votes for the position, followed by Rhonda Stoneypoint-Trudeau with 130 votes. 88 votes went to Rhea Assinewe, 46 to Peter Owl Sr. and 8 to Renee Owl. Of the […]
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August 16, 2018 Greyhound Canada’s decision to cut services in Western Canada this fall will have a major impact on many rural Albertans, contrary to what Lee Harding wrote in his recent guest column (Aug. 11 Lethbridge Herald). Many Albertans – particularly those living in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities – rely on the Greyhound […]
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August 16, 2018 LAC LA BICHE, ALTA. — An organization that represents Metis in Alberta says it supports the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline through B.C. The Metis Nation of Alberta says members voted in favour of the resolution at a conference recently. President Audrey Poitras says solid economic investment, including pipelines like […]
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16 August 2018 CHAPLEAU CREE FIRST NATION: Chiefs and proxies from Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s (NAN) 49 First Nations re-elected Alvin Fiddler, of Muskrat Dam First Nation, as Grand Chief during the XXXVII Keewaywin Conference today. “I am honoured to be re-elected as Grand Chief and I thank our Chiefs for giving me another strong mandate. […]
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August 16, 2018 In Greenland, genes point the way to better prevention and treatment COPENHAGEN—Personalized health care is on its way to the Arctic. This care, using “precision medicine,” will involve the use of genetic testing to guide the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of many chronic illnesses or rare diseases. The many possibilities of this […]
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August 15, 2018 The Chief of a Fort St. James area First Nation is encouraging members voluntarily leave the community before flames from the Shovel Lake Wildfire force an evacuation order. Alexander McKinnon of the Nak’azdli Whut’en told those gathered at a joint information session Wednesday night that 191 members left voluntarily Tuesday and a […]
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August 16, 2018 Indigenous clans will start to arrive in Grand Bend today for a four day regional gathering. Described as a ‘homecoming’ for the Anishinaabek people, clan families will meet at Pinery Provincial Park to learn more about their traditional roles and responsibilities. Elders of the Algonquin speaking family are hoping to teach young […]
Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 16, 2018 OTTAWA – The federal Liberal government wants to establish a holiday, or at least a tribute day, to acknowledge the dark legacy of Canada’s residential school system. The government has been consulting with Indigenous organizations about creating a holiday to honour survivors and raise awareness about the […]
Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 16, 2018 VANCOUVER – The artist who created a statue of John A. Macdonald that was removed by the City of Victoria says Canada’s first prime minister was not the only leader involved in the residential school system. John William Dann of Vancouver says if the Macdonald sculpture is […]
Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 16, 2018 OTTAWA – Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains says Ottawa is considering every possible way it could respond if the Trump administration follows through on its threat to impose tariffs on the auto sector. Bains says Plan A is to continue encouraging the U-S to back away from […]
Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 15, 2018 MONTREAL – The Quebec government is setting aside almost $900 million for companies affected by tariffs recently imposed on Canada by the United States. Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will make $863 million available over five years in direct investments, tax subsidies and training. U.S. President […]
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Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 16, 2018 OTTAWA – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is under mounting pressure to denounce his M-P, Maxime Bernier’s public statements against multiculturalism and kick him out of caucus. In a series of tweets posted Sunday, Bernier said promoting too much diversity could have the effect of dividing Canada into […]
Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2018 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Class-action lawyers who secured a landmark $750-million compensation deal for Indigenous victims of the ’60s Scoop have been left in fee limbo amid conflicting views as to how much they deserve. Under the settlement, which required separate approvals from both Federal Court […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2018 VANCOUVER _ The man who created a controversial statue of John A. Macdonald says he’s pleased it’s sparking a conversation about the country’s horrific treatment of Indigenous peoples, but there should have been public consultation on its removal. Artist John William Dann of Vancouver says he was commissioned by the […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2018 By Aleksandra Sagan THE CANADIAN PRESS Two Canadian businesses that recently made headlines for refusing customers have learned the hard way that there are few circumstances in which they can legally deny service to a patron. A teenage boy hoping to celebrate his 16th birthday at a Toronto cat cafe […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2018 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The minister responsible for Parks Canada says tearing down statues is not the solution when it comes to addressing the darker side of Canadian history. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has asked the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to look at […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2018 Two prominent water scientists say a debate over Canada’s largest national park has become politicized and industrial development is being blamed for changes it didn’t cause. Brent Wolfe of Wilfrid Laurier University and Roland Hall from the University of Waterloo say B.C. Hydro dams have had only a marginal effect […]
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Aug 15, 2018 Paul Bisulca says Canada should use its authority to insist on better fishways for St. Croix gaspereau An Indigenous leader in the state of Maine says Canada needs to take a tougher stance in the fight to open more of the St. Croix River to migrating fish like gaspereau. The St. Croix […]
August 15, 2018 A southern Alberta doctor has been suspended by AHS after he was caught on video allegedly making negative comments about a group of Indigenous people waiting outside a store in Cardston. A complaint has been filed regarding the actions of Dr. Lloyd Clarke, who allegedly made derogatory remarks about a group of […]
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A warm summer night in Muskoka, great friends, better music, under a starry sky. Sounds pretty fun, right? A concert to benefit the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund makes it memorable, a can’t-miss event. This Friday, Aug. 17, is the second FamilyBand Benefit Concert at the KEE To Bala, featuring Buffalo’s Strictly Hip, DJ […]
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Aug. 14, 2018 VANCOUVER—Under Indigenous laws traplines passed down from generation to generation come with rights and responsibilities to care for the land. Trappers are stewards — always thinking about conservation, explained Dunne-zah/Cree trapper Bud Napoleon, in an interview Tuesday. Napoleon’s family has a trapline in Treaty 8 territory in Northeastern B.C. “We borrowed the […]
White River mine development putting Pic Mobert members to work Pic Mobert First Nation said it’s starting to reap the rewards of its partnership with Harte Gold, a fledgling gold producer near White River. An impact-benefit agreement signed earlier this year with the company has “yielded numerous and substantial contracts” related to the underground gold […]
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Dianne Bignell’s jacket was found near the Burntwood River in June Aug 15, 2018 What was supposed to be a happy get-together with friends in Thompson has turned into an agonizing, months-long search for Dianne Mae Bignell that is heading below the surface of the Burntwood River. Bignell was last seen by a cousin on […]
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