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11/23/2017 04:00 PM
Indigenous students earn top awards in forestry – Northern Ontario Business

Forest Products Association of Canada acknowledges students from New Liskeard and North Bay. Isabelle Males, a member of Timiskaming First Nation who hails from New Liskeard, and Tristan Flood, a member of Matachewan First Nation who hails from North Bay, each received the Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth during the Conference Board of Canada’s National Summit on Indigenous Youth […]

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11/23/2017 03:52 PM
FSIN chief responds after Sask. Party candidate claims all Indigenous people are anti-abortion – CTV News

November 23, 2017 The Chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is speaking out after a Saskatchewan Party leadership candidate claimed Indigenous people are anti-abortion. FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron is calling it a ‘sensitive subject.’ This in response to candidate Rob Clarke’s claim made in an interview recently posted on a website belonging to […]

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11/23/2017 03:50 PM
Who gets to be Metis? As more people self-identify, critics call out opportunists – National Post

The arrival of new players is stirring up tension with established Métis groups and raising concern among First Nations leaders SHERBROOKE, Que. – The scent of burning sage lingers in the air as drummers begin a song of welcome. They are traditions dating back centuries, but on this Sunday afternoon the ceremony opens a gathering […]

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11/23/2017 03:46 PM
Nunavut consultation key to making marine corridors safe: report – Nunatsiaq Online

November 23, 2017 While waters rise elsewhere, rising landmass in Nunavut endangering shipping, boating Add this to the long list of challenges faced by companies shipping in Canadian Arctic waters: the seabed near the western shore of Hudson Bay is getting shallower. That’s because of a phenomenon known as post-glacial rebound, which sees the land […]

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11/23/2017 03:37 PM
Ontario moves to allow Indigenous institutes to independently grant degrees – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 23, 2017 13:01 TORONTO _ Ontario is moving toward allowing Indigenous post-secondary institutes to independently grant students degrees and diplomas. A legislative change that would allow for the first step in that process was contained in the Liberal government’s fall economic update bill, but the advanced education and Indigenous relations ministers highlighted it in an announcement today. The […]

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11/23/2017 03:36 PM
Two U of M researchers listed among Canada’s most powerful women – UM Today

NOVEMBER 23, 2017 —  Dr. Catherine Cook, Vice Dean, Indigenous Health, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, and Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, Canada Research Chair in Supernova Remnants Astrophysics, Faculty of Science, have been named Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winners in the ‘trailblazers and trendsetters’ category. Launched in 2003, the […]

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11/23/2017 03:11 PM
Detention conditions still a sore spot in Nunavik community – Nunatsiaq Online

November 23, 2017 “We don’t want to mix our local detainees with court detainees” PUVIRNITUQ—It’s the second day of a week-long criminal court session in Puvirnituq, along Nunavik’s Hudson coast. An inmate flown in from Quebec’s Amos detention centre appears before the court Nov. 14 on a break-and-enter charge. His lawyer wants to request a […]

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11/23/2017 03:06 PM
Reporter Apology – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 23, 2017  HAMILTON – A southern Ontario college says it’s investigating two incidents in which a television reporter says she was sexually harassed by students. In a posting on the Mohawk College Facebook page, president Ron McKerlie says campus security is looking into “misogynistic words” used by two students […]

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11/23/2017 12:06 PM
Legal Ease, Nov. 23 – Nunatsiaq online

November 23, 2017 I was recently approached by someone who thought he needed a lawyer. He began by telling me he needed to talk to me about an assault. I assumed he was charged with assault but, as it turned out, he was the victim of an assault. He had gone to the RCMP and […]

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11/23/2017 11:58 AM
Website aims to put info about resources consent in Indigenous peoples’ pocket – CBC

Site hosted by Six Nations Polytechnic brings together info on free, prior and informed consent Nov 23, 2017 A website has launched that will provide Indigenous people throughout North and South America with the information to help exercise their rights to consent over what is done to their lands and territories. Doubling as a mobile-friendly […]

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11/23/2017 11:58 AM
Commissioners say families still have faith in inquiry – APTN

November 23, 2017 The public may be losing confidence in the national inquiry but commissioners say the families aren’t. “Absolutely not. It’s anything but,” said chief commissioner Marion Buller. “They want us to go ahead and continue with our good work, and they’re very supportive.” Commissioner Michele Audette said families are encouraging them to keep […]

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11/23/2017 11:58 AM
Live: ‘We know that Canada’s watching:’ Sask. woman says she feels relief after MMIWG testimony – CBC

Myrna LaPlante’s aunt, Emily Osmond, went missing in 2007 Nov 23, 2017 Myrna LaPlante says she feels relieved after telling her aunt’s story to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. Emily Osmond went missing from her home near the Kawacatoose First Nation, about 200 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon, […]

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11/23/2017 11:57 AM
This $16B Alberta-BC oil pipeline has First Nations backing – but it may still never get built – Financial Post

The project’s major obstacle is the federal government, specifically the tanker moratorium for B.C.’s northern coast announced by the Prime Minister last November As proposed Canadian crude oil export pipelines struggle to get built, one project is gaining momentum — the First Nations-led, $16 billion Eagle Spirit Energy Holding Ltd. pipeline and energy corridor between […]

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11/23/2017 11:57 AM
Language Lessons With Barbara Nolan – Mmninoeyaa.ca

November 22, 2017 Below are a series of language lessons by Barbara Nolan Anishinaabemowin – A Language of Description and Movement Read More: http://www.nmninoeyaa.ca/language-lesson-with-barbara-nolan/

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11/23/2017 11:54 AM
Indigenous Tourism is Good for Canada – FCPP

November 23, 2017 Many years ago, I learned an important lesson about the world of tourism while traveling on a VIA Rail passenger train. As a first-class passenger, I enjoyed sitting in the Dome Car where I could get a full view of the country side. At one point, I zoned out, and a person […]

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11/23/2017 11:52 AM
OPSEU Adopts Affirmation of Indigenous Principles – Net Newsledger

23 November 2017 TORONTO – In keeping with its longstanding commitment to labour-Indigenous reconciliation, the Executive Board of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) has unanimously adopted an OPSEU Affirmation of Principles on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights. Drafted in consultation with the union’s Indigenous Mobilization Team (IMT) and First Nations chiefs, the affirmation is intended […]

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11/23/2017 10:44 AM
UVic’s Indigenous governance program under 3rd-party probe – CBC

Review of program launched under university’s discrimination and harassment policy Nov 22, 2017 The University of Victoria has asked two experts in conflict resolution, lateral violence and trauma to lead a review of its Indigenous governance program, CBC News has learned. The university’s acting director of ethics and human rights initiated the “environmental assessment” of […]

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11/23/2017 10:43 AM
No charges expected in deaths of two Indigenous teens in Thunder Bay – Toronto Star

The decision to have York Regional Police investigate the deaths followed calls from Indigenous leaders, amid concerns of systemic racism within the Thunder Bay police force. Nov. 22, 2017 No charges are expected to be laid in the deaths of two Indigenous teenagers whose bodies were discovered in Thunder Bay waterways in May, following a […]

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11/23/2017 10:25 AM
Victoria considers 2020 North American Indigenous Games bid – Sooke News Mirror

Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam says committee meets next week Nov. 22, 2017 This story has been updated with new information since the original posting. Victoria could once again be hosting the North American Indigenous Games, the News has learned. Chief Ron Sam of the Songhees Nation said he’s in the process of forming a […]

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11/23/2017 10:03 AM
First World War Anishinabe soldier celebrated in Belgium – APTN

November 23, 2017 Anishinabe soldier Francis Pagahmagabow who fought in the First World War may not be a well-known name in Canada – but he’s celebrated in Europe. Pagahmagabow was one of the soldiers honoured at a ceremony in Belgium at the beginning in November for his service during the war. It happened on the […]

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11/23/2017 09:46 AM
Boy, 10, reads own book in Nakoda at First Nations language conference – CBC

Bronte Big Eagle won this year’s Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre short story writing contest Nov 22, 2017 Smiling faces could be seen across the entire ballroom of the Saskatoon Inn Wednesday as 10-year-old Bronte Big Eagle read his winning story out loud. Big Eagle’s reading was part of the 12th annual First Nations Language Keepers […]

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11/23/2017 09:45 AM
Missing – A New First Nations Opera – Presented by Pacific Opera Victoria Nov. 17-26, 2017 – Muskrat Mag

November 20, 2017 Missing is a new chamber opera created by BC’s foremost Indigenous playwright and filmmaker, Marie Clements, with music by Juno award-winning composer Brian Current. Set in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and on the Highway of Tears, Missing gives voice, in English and Gitxsan, to the story of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women. […]

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11/23/2017 09:43 AM
BR NS Auditor Health – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 23, 2017 HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s auditor general recommends the province bring in a communications plan to inform people on the goals for doctor recruitment and when people should expect services to be available. Michael Pickup says the government has generally done a poor job telling the public about […]

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11/23/2017 09:42 AM
BR FBO CFL Eskimos Notley – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 23, 2017  OTTAWA – C-F-L Commissioner Randy Ambrosie says the Edmonton Eskimos are taking the right approach amid increasing calls for the team to change its name. Some consider the word Eskimo a slur, with the head of Canada’s national Inuit organization (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami) calling the term an […]

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11/23/2017 09:27 AM
Sask Fossil – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 22, 2017 REGINA – A giant, ferocious meat-eating predator is expected to become Saskatchewan’s provincial fossil. The government has introduced legislation to give the Tyrannosaurus rex the official honour. The bill follows the discovery of a 65 million-year-old fossil in 1991 in southwestern Saskatchewan. Last year the Royal Saskatchewan […]

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11/23/2017 09:26 AM
Five thing to know about what’s in the new national housing strategy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017  OTTAWA _ There’s a lot of numbers and promises in the new national housing strategy. Here are five key things to know about the strategy. 1. The country will have a new, portable housing benefit starting in 2021. The money can’t flow until then because the Liberals need to negotiate […]

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11/23/2017 09:25 AM
Update:adds Cheveldayoff, Clarke, Moe; with audio – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 22, 2017 REGINA – A leading candidate in the race to become the next premier of Saskatchewan says he doesn’t believe in abortion — even if a woman becomes pregnant during a sexual assault. Ken Cheveldayoff, a long-time Saskatoon member of the legislature for the Saskatchewan Party, also says […]

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11/23/2017 09:16 AM
Legal pot could see justice costs climb, not drop, Alberta’s Notley says – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017 By Jim Bronskill and Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Alberta’s premier says she’s worried that marijuana legalization could drive up policing and court bills her province cannot afford to pay. The justice system is already overburdened and enforcing new pot-related measures could make things worse, Rachel Notley warned […]

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11/23/2017 09:15 AM
Ottawa contributes $100 million to B.C. wildfire relief efforts, says premier – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017  VICTORIA _ Premier John Horgan says the federal government is matching British Columbia’s $100-million fund to support ongoing wildfire relief programs. Horgan says the $100 million federal contribution will help residents, businesses and communities in the Interior as they recover from last summer’s unprecedented wildfire season. A provincial state of […]

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11/23/2017 09:14 AM
I would draw the line:’ candidate for premier opposes abortion for rape victims – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017  REGINA _ One of the leading candidates in the race to become the next premier of Saskatchewan says he doesn’t believe in abortion, even in the case of sex assault victims. Ken Cheveldayoff, a long-time Saskatoon member of the legislature for the Saskatchewan Party, also says anyone under 18 should […]

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11/23/2017 09:08 AM
Liberals propose billions for affordable housing, including individual benefits – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A Liberal government fond of promising help for those working hard to join the middle class unveiled billions in housing help Wednesday that could make a difference to hundreds of thousands of households _ but only in a few years when federal […]

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11/23/2017 09:07 AM
B.C. to reimburse methadone patients for taking clinic fees off welfare cheques – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017  By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ The British Columbia government has agreed to pay back more than $5.5 million in fees deducted from the monthly social assistance cheques of methadone patients, a document filed in B.C. Supreme Court says. Details of the agreement were submitted late last week […]

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11/22/2017 04:22 PM
Be a part of the Faculty and Staff Indigenous Career Mentorship program – UM Today

A valuable opportunity to build networks and grow your career November 21, 2017 — A new program has been developed to bring people together, foster meaningful connections and help grow and develop careers. The Faculty and Staff Indigenous Career Mentorship program will be educational and fun, says Nicole Luke, engagement coordinator, learning and organizational development […]

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11/22/2017 04:18 PM
Talks aimed at resolving issue that closed Ontario provincial park continue: MNR – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017  GRAND BEND, Ont. _ Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says talks continue in an effort to resolve an issue that led to the closure of a provincial park nearly two weeks ago. Pinery Provincial Park in southwestern Ontario was closed to the public on Nov. 9 after demonstrators […]

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11/22/2017 04:16 PM
Edmonton Eskimos ‘need to have conversation’ about changing name: Notley – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017  OTTAWA _ Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the Edmonton Eskimos should lead a discussion about changing the CFL team’s nickname _ one that some consider offensive. In an interview with The Canadian Press, Notley says it would show good leadership for the franchise to engage the community _ including Indigenous […]

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11/22/2017 04:16 PM
3 teens charged with attempted murder in house fire on Manitoba First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017 OXFORD HOUSE, Man. _ Two teen girls and a boy have been charged with attempted murder in a house fire on a remote Manitoba First Nation. Mounties say they got a call about a fire late on Nov. 16 at a residence in Oxford House First Nation, which is 950 […]

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11/22/2017 04:15 PM
MNO Grand River Métis Council participates in Waterloo Pow Wow – MNO

On September 23, 2017, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Grand River Métis Council (GRMC) participated in St. Paul’s University College’s 14th Annual Traditional Pow Wow at the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre. This year marks the fourth consecutive year that the MNO GRMC participated in the event. André Nault who was a member of the […]

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11/22/2017 04:14 PM
Continuing the journey towards a reconciled education system – UM Today

November 22, 2017 — More than 350 leaders from Indigenous communities and post-secondary institutions across Canada gathered at the University of Manitoba on Nov. 8 and 9 for the 3rd Annual Building Reconciliation Forum, which began as a response to the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. This year’s […]

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11/22/2017 02:52 PM
The MNO hosts a Service Provider Gathering in Mattawa – MNO

On September 25, 2017, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) staff hosted a Service Provider Gathering in Mattawa. MNO programs that participated included the Métis Family Wellbeing, the Métis Healthy Babies/Healthy Children, Community Wellness Worker and Community Support Services programs as well as Employment and Education program staff. The Service Provider Gathering brought together MNO staff […]

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11/22/2017 02:39 PM
Ontario reforms labour laws, boosts minimum wage to $15 in 2019 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017 14:23 By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Ontario passed sweeping labour reform legislation Wednesday, including increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour, which will form a key pillar of the governing Liberals’ re-election bid next year. Premier Kathleen Wynne has been tying the policy at nearly every opportunity to […]

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11/22/2017 02:30 PM
Upcoming Supreme Court threatens plans for provincial marijuana monopolies – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017 By Giuseppe Valiante THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ As provinces begin drafting laws for the control and sale of cannabis on their territories, an upcoming Supreme Court of Canada case is threatening to derail their plans. Ontario and Quebec, for instance, want to create provincial cannabis monopolies. As a consequence, […]

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11/22/2017 11:36 AM
Pacholik: Female, desperate, vulnerable, Indigenous – and human – Regina Leader-Post

November 22, 2017 I’ve knowingly looked into the faces of at least two serial killers in this province. I was seated at the media table in Regina courtrooms; they were in the prisoners’ dock. As the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) hears from families this week in Saskatoon — […]

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11/22/2017 11:35 AM
Shakespeare meets Indigenous cultures in Pawâkan Macbeth – St. Albert Gazette

Nov 22, 2017 Shakespeare’s plays are some of the most malleable on the planet, easily adapted to every era and culture. Written by the first Indigenous woman to direct at Stratford Festival, Pawâkan Macbeth features a cast of 11 Cree actors including Theron Auigbelle from Alexander Reserve. Playwright Reneltta Arluk, artistic director of Akpik Theatre, […]

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11/22/2017 11:33 AM
Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and Prince George museum receive Governor General award for historic partnership – CBC

Nov 21, 2017 2 B.C. teachers and North Vancouver writer Daniel Francis also honoured A historic partnership between the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and Exploration Place Museum in Prince George is being honoured with a Governor General’s History Award in Ottawa Nov. 22. The permanent gallery Hodul’eh-a: A Place of Learning is one of two […]

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11/22/2017 11:30 AM
New project takes aim at youth Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton – CBC

The project is called ‘Endaayaang,’ based on an Ojibwe word that means, in essence, ‘our home’ Nov 21, 2017 Those trying to find an end to homelessness in Canada have set their sights “upstream,” fighting and preventing homelessness for teens and young adults. And in Hamilton, a new pilot project launched Tuesday is aimed specifically […]

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11/22/2017 11:17 AM
Truth, reconciliation and mercury poisoning – NOW Magazine

November 22, 2017 Justin Trudeau travels to Labrador to deliver residential schools apology on Thursday amid growing opposition to the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project that local Inuit say will poison communities living downstream Residential school survivor Marjorie Flowers has mixed feelings about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to Labrador Thursday, November 24 to deliver the […]

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11/22/2017 11:16 AM
Nunavut’s new premier doles out cabinet jobs – Nunatsiaq News

November 22, 2017 “We will be leaders together, to listen to what our people are telling us” As high winds and freezing rain pummelled Iqaluit, the territory’s newly sworn-in fifth assembly rallied Nov. 21 behind the election of Premier Paul Quassa, seven cabinet members, and Speaker Joe Enook, following the first official sitting of the […]

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11/22/2017 11:14 AM
Inuvik teacher honoured with national award for providing ‘ultimate Canadian experience’ – CBC

Inuvik East Three School teacher Denise Lipscombe to be awarded in Ottawa for work with exchange program Nov 22, 2017 Inuvik East Three School teacher Denise Lipscombe will be awarded the Experiences Canada History Award on Wednesday, a first for an N.W.T. teacher. Lipscombe is receiving the award for a French exchange program she organized […]

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11/22/2017 11:11 AM
Throne speech identifies provincial government’s priorities heading into 2018 – UM Today

November 21, 2017 — University of Manitoba alumna Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon [BScHEc/63, LLD/11] read the speech from the throne on Nov. 21, outlining the provincial government’s priorities on the economy, reconciliation, child care, health care and education, among other areas. On the subject of post-secondary education, the province’s throne speech offers: “We will continue to […]

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11/22/2017 11:10 AM
Ontario slowly closing in on the largest land-claims settlement in Canadian history – Financial Post

The treaty negotiations cover 36,000 square kilometres, 86 municipalities and 1.1 million residents in the province The people of Ontario have, for the most part, watched the evolution of Aboriginal land claims from afar, with British Columbia snatching the lion’s share of the headlines. But reality is about to set in as Ontario closes in […]

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