Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2018 By Dr. Kevin Quigley, Scholarly Director of the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance, Dalhousie University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2018 GODS LAKE NARROWS, Man. _ RCMP have made an arrest in the killing of a woman on a northern Manitoba reserve. Krystal Andrews, who was 23, was found dead in an isolated area of the Gods Lake First Nation in November 2015. The mother of two had been at a […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2018 OTTAWA _ The Inuit people have been treated as bystanders or test subjects since the moment Western scientists first began studying the Arctic, and the time has come for the northern Indigenous community to have a greater say in the science that takes place in their homeland, the head of […]
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March 22, 2018 For the first time in 28 years Rita Thomas shared the story of her sister Marina Spence who went missing from Thompson in August 1990. “I knew something was wrong. My heart just hurt,” Thomas told Commissioner Michele Audette during hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and […]
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March Break fun with art, music, and culture March break arts and culture Young family members will have plenty of inspiration to sing, dance, make music, enjoy art and crafts, see films and exhibitions, and participate in adventures at the many March break camps and family events along the Bloor St. Culture Corridor March 12 […]
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March 22, 2018 Outdated bulletproof vests, used police cars, unsecured stations and cells and lower pay then other forces are just a few of the problems facing Quebec’s First Nations police forces according to testimony heard on Thursday morning at the Viens Commission. Chief Ghislain Picard, head of the Quebec-Labrador Assembly of First Nations, said […]
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Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 22, 2018 OTTAWA – The organization that represents 65,000 Inuit in Canada is calling for an end to years of exploitative research based in a colonial history that has ignored the well-being of Indigenous people in the North. Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, or ITK, has released a research strategy encouraging […]
Premier says spending slip-up made in good faith March 22, 2018 Sealift schedules aren’t an excuse for buying vehicles without permission, Nunavut’s Department of Economic Development and Transportation learned, following a recent motion passed unanimously in the legislative assembly to cut back a budget that MLAs realized was already spent before it was approved. MLAs […]
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22 March 2018 Beausoleil First Nation – VIEWPOINT – It’s official: the Ontario Progressive Conservatives have selected Doug Ford over Christine Elliott as their new Leader. In doing so, the PC Party has jumped onto the populist bandwagon that has swept the United States and is likely to sweep Ontario. All four of the leadership […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2018 By Patrick Burles, Lethbridge News Now THE CANADIAN PRESS LETHBRIDGE, Alta. _ A 20-year-old southern Alberta man who attacked a woman in her home before cutting her throat has been found not guilty of attempted murder but convicted of aggravated sexual assault. Court heard that the man, who cannot be […]
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March 21, 2018 A bronze monument will be erected this summer to remember more than a dozen missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls from the community of Sagkeeng. It will also pay tribute to two missing males. The idea is modelled after the fancy shawl dancer sculpture erected in the memory of young Cree […]
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March 22, 2018 Film + Video Submissions are now open for the 19th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, which takes place October 17-21, 2018. To access the online Submissions Form, please click here. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018. If you have any questions or need support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please […]
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Over the weekend of Jan. 27-28, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Infinite Reach Facilitators from across the province gathered in Toronto to share their experiences and learn more about Métis culture. Infinite Reach Facilitators are upper year post-secondary students who assist new students by helping them adjust to university and college life. They create and […]
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Former Kativik police chief compares stint in Quebec’s far north to what he witnessed on U.N. missions Mar 22, 2018 Almost every day, police in Nunavik, the Inuit territory in Quebec’s far north, hand out rape kits to victims who request them. The majority of the alleged aggressors are Inuit, says Michel Martin, the former […]
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Action for long-term healing and wellness for those who have testified vital, inquiry’s health director says Mar 22, 2018 After 20 years of looking for her sister, Janet Lowther says she stopped and tattooed “Amanda” on her body, so they could grow old together. “I don’t remember the sound of her voice,” said Lowther of […]
Appeal by the lessor from an award of damages for eviction of the lessee. In 1995, the respondent leased from the appellant 2,000 acres of hunting grounds for the purpose of operating a hunt club business. The respondent stopped paying rent in 2005 on the basis that he was drawing down the capital improvement credit […]
The One Who Keeps on Giving is a riveting collaboration between artist, gesture and object. Dressed all in black, four artists slip into orange work vests in headlamps before their faces are painted with neon makeup: Lines of hot pink across foreheads, small purple triangles on cheeks and electric yellow painted on eyelashes. Nodding in […]
Caring Society Newsletter – Spring 2018 Read about the fifth Canadian Human Rights Tribunal order, Have a Heart Day 2018, teddy bear tea parties, and much more! Caring Society Spring 2018 Newsletter Caring Society Newsletter – Winter 2017 Read about Spirit Bear’s exciting year, our new Reconciliation Ambearssadors Program, upcoming events, and much more! Caring […]
Playoff rounds start in many team competitions today, popular one foot high kick contested Mar 22, 2018 Day four of competition at the Arctic Winter Games brings the start of playoff rounds for many team competitions, as well as the popular one foot high kick. Follow along in our live blog. To stay in the […]
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March 22, 2018 The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) has officially opened its office on Goderich Street in downtown Port Elgin. OCNI is an association with more than 240 member suppliers to the nuclear industry in Canada. The new office will support OCNI member companies in fostering stronger working relationships with Bruce Power and […]
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When you come to speak to us about Canada, remember that we have been thinking about Canada for a very long time. Here we are again. It’s a familiar place and feeling, trying to parse the words of Canada announcing another a new approach to Indigenous policy – this time called a “Recognition and Implementation […]
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Aivilik MLA Patterk Netser calls for seal processing plant in territory Mar 22, 2018 Aivilik MLA Patterk Netser slammed the Government of Nunavut in the final day of the winter Legislature sitting, criticizing the territory’s efforts, or lack thereof, of bolstering the sealing industry here at home. During his member statement, Netser pointed to the […]
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March 22, 2018 Four and a half years after moving to Vancouver to ready the massive LNG Canada project for a final investment decision, or FID, Andy Calitz likens the state of the mega-energy venture to that of a peak-performance Olympic athlete in the final seconds of a gold-medal race. It’s beating competitors at that […]
THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Keeping youth in Thunder Bay safer can be done, and with the constantly expanding technology along with smartphones, there is a development ongoing to combine data and technology. That was the topic of a town hall meeting hosted by Councillor Frank Pullia, who is the city’s Child and Youth Advocate. […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2018 The National Film Board of Canada has launched Indigenous Cinema, a website that offers free streaming of more than 200 titles by Indigenous directors. The website is part of the NFB’s three-year Indigenous Action Plan and will also feature playlists and filmmaker biographies. Films available to stream include Mike Kanentakeron […]
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Mar 22, 2018 Doug Ford is being touted as one of the key guests at a fundraising event in April, to be hosted by a First Nation in northern Ontario, and one of the players in the Ring of Fire. The mining area is about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont. The Ring of […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2018 EDMONTON _ Alberta is to table its 2018 budget today, and Premier Rachel Notley’s government says it will reflect a commitment to continued spending and getting the books balanced. The province has been running multibillion-dollar budget shortfalls in recent years as it grapples with reduced oil prices. Finance Minister Joe […]
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Her most recent album, Medicine Songs, is nominated for multiple awards Mariposa Folk Festival organizers announced today that cultural icon Buffy Sainte-Marie has been added to a festival lineup that’s turning out to be one of the best in years. Sainte-Marie has had a storied career, earning numerous recognitions including an Academy Award, Golden Globe, […]
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Mar 22, 2018 After several weeks of recess-imposed hiatus, PUBLIC SAFETY members are set to resume their ongoing review of the government’s proposed changes to Canada’s national security and intelligence-gathering laws, which were dispatched to committee before second reading, thus giving MPs a far wider scope to amend the bill before sending it back to […]
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North End Winnipeg high school is focused on building relationships between teachers and Indigenous students Mar 22, 2018 A group of Winnipeg students is planning to teach their teachers before they graduate from St. John’s High School this year. Members of the school’s Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program came up with the idea for a sweat […]
Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2018 SUSSEX, N.B. _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to visit New Brunswick today. Trudeau will conduct some early morning press interviews before stopping in Sussex where he is to meet with Premier Brian Gallant. The prime minister is then scheduled to take part in a roundtable discussion on rural […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2018 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The board of directors at Manitoba Hydro resigned en masse Wednesday, leading to counter-accusations from Premier Brian Pallister and the spectre of a lawsuit from the Manitoba Metis Federation. Nine of 10 board members at the provincial Crown corporation issued a written […]
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Source: The Associated Press Mar 21, 2018 By Matthew Brown THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BILLINGS, Mont. _ Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge_ but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, environmental groups said Wednesday. Coal’s dominance as the fuel […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2018 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats will be without one of their longest-serving caucus members in the next election campaign. Rob Altemeyer, who has represented the Wolseley constituency in Winnipeg since 2003, said Wednesday he will serve out his current term but not seek […]
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Source: The Associated Press Mar 22, 2018 By Zeke Miller And Jonathan Lemire THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ The tempest over President Donald Trump’s congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the […]
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Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 22, 2018 OTTAWA – There is no all-party consensus on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise to create an independent commissioner to organize televised leaders’ debates during federal election campaigns. Conservatives are flatly refusing to go along with the idea, which they say amounts to “de facto nationalization.” The Conservatives’ […]
Indian Horse, from producers Paula Devonshire (NSI Features First, NSI Totally Televison) and Trish Dolman (NSI Features First), screens at a special event at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau on March 27. The screening is presented by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs; the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minster […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2018 REGINA _ Lawyer and negotiator Thomas Molloy has been sworn in as Saskatchewan’s 22nd lieutenant-governor. Molloy, who is 77 and from Saskatoon, replaces Vaughn Solomon Schofield, who held the position for six years. Molloy was chief negotiator for the federal government in talks that resulted in the Nunavut Land Claim […]
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Several Okanagan athletes with First Nation’s heritage have been recognized by the province for their excellence in sports. The Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport were handed out to 12 athletes from around the province, four of which have ties to the Okanagan. Kaitlyn Lafontaine, 22, Kelowna, Métis Nation BC William Brewer, 16, […]
A variety of cancer research being conducted, from nicotine vaccines to natural therapies Mar 21, 2018 The Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) opened its doors in Sudbury on Tuesday for a tour of its new facility and a glimpse at some of the research being conducted within its walls. The facility held an open […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2018 WINNIPEG _ The board of directors at Manitoba Hydro has resigned en masse, citing a lack of communication with the provincial government. The chairman of the board of the Crown corporation, Sanford Riley, says the board has been trying in vain to meet with Premier Brian Pallister for more than […]
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March 21, 2018 A journey by social work student Tracie Léost, to raise awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, is about to hit the national stage. Léost is one of the youth recipients of the 2018 Indspire Awards on March 23 held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The ceremony, which also features performances from […]
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Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Rebekah Trudel is a National Junior Champion in wrestling after winning the gold medal match earlier this month. “It’s a huge honour being a National Junior Champ, especially when achieving it before I turned 20 years old,” said Trudel to Saultsports.com. Trudel is from Sault Ste. Marie and attends […]
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March 21, 2018 VANCOUVER ISLAND — The Province of British Columbia is using the BC Rural Dividend Program to provide $1.28-million for four projects on Vancouver Island and the central coast. The funding is part of close to $8 million in 58 project grants through the program awarded to local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit […]
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SYDNEY, N.S. – Young women are invited to a daylong event that aims to show them exciting possibilities in science. The seventh annual Women in Science retreat will be held at Cape Breton University on Saturday, hosted by Island WISE (Women in Science and Engineering). The daylong event at the Verschuren Centre will allow girls […]
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While the case was making its way through the Human Rights Tribunal, Canada spied on Blackstock’s personal and public social media accounts. Why? Was she giving valuable intel to the Russians? Was she selling guns to terrorists? Was she running an underground smuggling ring? Nope, she was just standing up for Indigenous peoples, and in […]
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If universities are serious about reconciliation, they need to enact meaningful changes to the academy’s structures, decision-making practices and funding. In the past few years, Canadian universities have taken up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action, aiming to be leaders in reconciliation through changes to the higher education system. But given the […]
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Scholars and experts from across Canada gathered to talk about issues facing First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities at a joint symposium hosted by the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute. When McMaster’s Indigenous Research Institute (MIRI) was established in the summer of 2016, its acting director at the time, Chelsea Gabel, and Hayden King, her counterpart […]
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With Albertans hoping better times are around the corner, businesses looking for a little positive momentum Mar 21, 2018 The past few years have been a struggle for many Alberta business owners who’ve had to weather a dreadful fiscal slump that started with the oil price crash in 2014. There’s now hope Alberta is turning […]
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March 21, 2018 The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) held their executive byelection debate on March 19 in the University Centre atrium. While only three executive positions were being debated over, the audience was much larger and louder than it was for the January debate when all six positions were looking to be filled. Vice-president […]
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