June 19, 2018 Two Indigenous students from Newfoundland and Labrador who haven’t even started law school yet won’t have to worry about obtaining future articling positions thanks to a new program being developed by the provincial government, Indigenous governments based in the province and the University of Saskatchewan. Under the trilateral partnership, the university’s college […]
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June 19th, 2018 Algonquin College will join this week with other organizations, local and national, to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. On Thursday, June 21, the Mamidosewin Centre will host a storytelling event in the DARE District’s Indigenous Commons that highlights Indigenous traditions tied to the arrival of summer. It is open to the entire […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Jun 19, 2018 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS Thousands of Canadians are asking American regulators not to allow oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife sanctuary that is home to a crucial transboundary caribou herd. The request comes in a letter delivered Tuesday, the last day for comments to the U.S. Bureau of […]
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On June 11, 2018, Grand Chief Arlen Dumas travelled to Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation in southwest Manitoba to celebrate the grand opening of the First Nation’s Community Cultural Centre. The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a grand entry, speeches, entertainment, lunch, dancing, live music, and more. Following a five-hour drive from Winnipeg, the Grand Chief arrived […]
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Source: The Associated Press Jun 19, 2018 MISSOULA, Mont. _ Montana officials are working to inform tourists of the state’s Native American tribal history. The Missoulian reports the Montana Office of Tourism and Development and the state Tribal Economic Development Commission are pushing to promote tourism to the state’s reservations and tribal nations. Carla Lott, the state […]
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Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission addressed the historical and present-day injustices faced by Indigenous people, but for decades before, Indigenous activists like Cindy Blackstock were fighting against inequity. Blackstock, a University of Toronto alumna who is a celebrated academic, community leader and social worker, is an indefatigable advocate for the rights of Indigenous children in […]
EDMONTON – Alberta is launching a three-year program to help all government staffers better understand indigenous culture and history. The province’s 27,000 employees will each take in a six-hour session that includes talks with elders, along with films and group exercises. The direct cost of the project is $2.7 million and will begin with employees […]
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June is Indigenous Book Club Month and National Indigenous History Month in Canada. To mark this occasion, Métis writer Cherie Dimaline curated this list of nine children’s books by Indigenous writers and artists that are worth checking out. Nicola I. Campbell is a powerful storyteller (you should go to a reading, trust me) and a […]
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In this episode of Pod Bless Canada, Ken Coates is joined by Guy Lonechild, Indigenous leader and CEO of First Nations Power Authority (FNPA). FNPA’s mandate is to support and derisk the development of First Nations-led renewable energy projects. Coates and Lonechild discuss how groups like FNPA create new opportunities for Indigenous communities to contribute […]
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June 19, 2018 National Indigenous Peoples Day is Thursday and organizers are busy putting the final touches on the day’s events. In town, the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre will host a full day of events, with face painting, tattooing and other activities for children. Attendees also will get a chance to make dreamcatchers, medicine […]
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Group critical of provincial curriculum wants more complete overhaul, greater focus on minorities Jun 19, 2018 The Quebec government has quietly taken steps to replace its Secondary III history textbook for next year with a version that will “better reflect the Indigenous perspective.” The change was announced by Sylvie Barcelo, the province’s deputy education minister, […]
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The City of Elliot Lake is recognizing the heritage and importance of acknowledging First Nation territory in different ways. Elliot Lake’s new ‘welcome sign’ has just been updated with a modern appeal and is also now trilingual. The word ‘Aanii’ as well as the usual ‘welcome’ and ‘bienvenue’ in English and French have now been […]
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Sixteen blankets were delivered to Humboldt, Sask, a gift from the Waywayseecappo First Nation community to give to victims’ families of the deadly bus crash in April. The blankets were for each of the families who lost someone in the collision that occurred in April in which 16 people were killed and 13 injured when […]
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June 18, 2018 “We had limited time” Nunavut MLAs finally passed Bill 7 last week—the territory’s Cannabis Act—making way for the legal, online purchase of small amounts of marijuana. Earlier this month, the Senate of Canada passed Bill C-45, the federal government’s Cannabis Act with some amendments. “This was a crucial milestone,” said Nunavut’s outgoing […]
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Jun 19th, 2018 You may notice some new additions to the Toronto sign in Nathan Phillip’s Square over the next few days and it’s all in honour of National Indigenous People’s Day on Thursday. A vinyl wrap will cover the outside of the letters of the Toronto sign while a Medicine Wheel has been placed […]
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‘It’s very saddening sometimes and very lonely,’ mother says as she prepares to mark 10 years without daughter Jun 19, 2018 A European marble birthday cake dressed in white and baby-blue frosting chills in the Catcheway’s basement freezer. “Happy Birthday, Jennifer” the icing reads. “Gone but never forgotten.” Upstairs, in the family’s dining room, photos […]
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We ask Carol Hopkins of the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation about the role that land plays in Indigenous culture — and the effects it can have on health and wellness On June 21 at Ottawa’s Canadian Museum of Nature, the Ontario Brain Institute will host a talk on Indigenous culture and connection to the land by […]
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June 18, 2018 “It’s not okay.” Those three simple words are driving a video campaign that began in Millbrook, N.S., after a First Nations hockey team was taunted in Quebec last month with racial slurs and bigoted behaviour. That video struck a nerve with many Indigenous people, including Millbrook First Nation Chief Bob Gloade. The […]
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Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak exhibit runs until Aug. 12, 2018 Jun 19, 2018 Entering into the Art Gallery of Ontario’s new exhibition Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak, “is like you are on Inuit homeland,” says artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory. The Toronto gallery’s major exhibition this season juxtaposes the work of world renowned […]
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June 19, 2018 When the Montreal-based joint venture of EVOQ Architecture and NFOE was retained to design a research station in the Arctic, its mandate included integrating the facility into the local Inuit community. “This represented both a challenge and a welcome opportunity,” says architect Alain Fournier, a founding partner in EVOQ, who leads his […]
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June 18, 2018 The dirt road leading to High Bar’s reserve deep in the Fraser Canyon of B.C. is not for the faint heart. In seven sharp switchbacks, it catapults you from 1,400 metres above sea level down to 400. If your vehicle can handle it, the view down steep cliffs to the Fraser River […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Jun 19, 2018 By Janice Dickson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Experience usually helps when it comes to getting a job _ except, it seems, when that job is at the helm of the Assembly of First Nations, where experience often seems more of a liability than an asset. Just ask Perry Bellegarde, […]
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Anthony Thomas is a member of Sipekne’katik First Nation Jun 19, 2018 The Halifax Board of Police Commissioners held a swearing-in ceremony for its first Indigenous member, Anthony Thomas, on Monday. Thomas said it’s time his community was represented on the board. “The people I’ve told are quite happy, quite pleased,” said Thomas, “So I […]
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Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 19, 2018 OTTAWA – Anti-poverty groups are raising the stakes on the Liberal government’s promise to reduce the prevalence of low-income families, by detailing child poverty rates in all 338 federal ridings. That includes the above-average child poverty rates facing constituents of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister […]
Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2018 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A Manitoba politician wants to ban members of the Tory government from discussing Opposition NDP Leader Wab Kinew’s criminal convictions and other brushes with the law inside the legislature. Liberal legislature member Judy Klassen recently asked the Speaker to stop members of […]
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ource: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2018 REGINA _ Police have arrested protesters who remained at a camp on the lawn outside the Saskatchewan legislature, but said they would allow a sacred fire to burn down before removing a teepee from the site. Demonstrators at the “Justice for our Stolen Children” camp had been protesting racial injustice […]
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Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 19, 2018 OTTAWA – The Trudeau government will take new steps today toward preparing the country for the rapidly advancing era of big data. For months, business leaders and academics have been urging Ottawa to create a national strategy to harness the expanding power of the data-driven economy. Now, […]
Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2018 By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A federal bill to legalize recreational cannabis was bounced back to the Senate on Monday, where the government’s representative argued it’s time to get on with lifting Canada’s almost century-old prohibition on marijuana. The House of Commons voted 205-82 to reject 13 […]
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June 18, 2018 Canada takes lead of Inuit Circumpolar Council until 2022 When delegates to the Inuit Circumpolar Council head to the annual general assembly in Utqiaġvik, Alaska next month and vote for a new executive, they will have a choice of three Canadians who want lead the organization that represents Inuit internationally until 2022. […]
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I recently had the opportunity to attend a professional development conference hosted by the Colleges and Institutes of Canada (CICan) in Victoria, BC. The conference theme was Na’tsa’maht, a Salish phrase which means “Working Together as One.” The conference organizers felt this would be “Our time comes together as one—as one community committed to excellence […]
Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Niagara Region Métis Council (NRMC) President Derrick Pont was recognized by the Town of Lincoln at the annual Good Citizen Awards on April 20. Every year the Town of Lincoln honours local volunteers who go above and beyond to make their community a better place. Community members nominate the recipients, […]
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A pair of public plazas in Vancouver will receive with new Indigenous names during a ceremony Monday morning. The new names for the Vancouver Art Gallery north plaza and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza will be announced during a formal naming ceremony at 10 a.m. at the gallery’s recently renovated north plaza. Representatives from the […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2018 WADENA, Sask. _ A nine-year-old girl is in a Saskatoon hospital with serious injuries following an attack by dogs. RCMP say two dogs belonging to a member of the Fishing Lake First Nation near Wadena bit the girl on Friday. She was taken to the local hospital in Wadena before […]
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June 18, 2018 A weekend fire destroyed the United Church on the Peepeekisis First Nation. The Balcarres fire department was called in Saturday night, but were unable to contain the fire, and the church was destroyed. The cause is under investigation. Originally built in 1906, the church was one of the oldest on a Saskatchewan […]
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Review panel struck in 2017 to examine how law society addresses complaints involving Indigenous people A report by a special review panel into the way the Law Society of Ontario deals with Indigenous people has found the provincial regulator needs to be “more culturally competent,” and the organization is pledging change. Top officials with the […]
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June 18, 2018 Action by five plaintiff First Nations for declaratory and related relief in respect of an aboriginal right to fish. This was the second part of a bifurcated proceeding in which the plaintiffs sought declaratory relief related to, among other things, an aboriginal right to a commercial fishery. In 2009, the first portion […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2018 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS HAMILTON _ Either one of two shotgun blasts that hit an Indigenous man from within a couple of metres would have killed him, a second-degree murder trial heard on Monday. However, an experienced forensic pathologist testified, it was not possible to say which of […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2018 PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. _ The provincial government says B.C. is the first province in Canada to invest money into on-reserve housing with a new Indigenous housing fund. The $550-million fund will support the construction and operation of 1,750 units of social housing on and off reserves over the next decade. […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2018 EDMONTON _ Alberta is launching a three-year program to help all government staffers better understand indigenous culture and history. The province’s 27,000 employees will each take in a six-hour session that includes talks with elders, along with films and group exercises. The direct cost of the project is $2.7 million […]
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The Native Indigenous Peoples Celebration kicks off today and all visitors are welcome for the free four day event, happening at Participark. The Indigenous Celebration is a free, family-friendly event that runs from Monday June 18th until Thursday, June 21st. Attendees can look forward to traditional Indigenous games, teachings, drumming, singing, dancing, and much more. […]
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Premier Rachel Notley has reduced the size of cabinet and appointed Calgary-Currie MLA Brian Malkinson as the new Minister of Service Alberta. “We live in a volatile world. Growing volatility around tariffs is bad for our steel and aluminum industries, and is especially bad for the working people who rely on those industries for good […]
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This month we are celebrating the heritage of our First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. On June 21st, we are also celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day! We are very proud of our diversity. The systemic issues that Indigenous people experience in their daily lives shows us how strong and resilient their communities are. Their continuous […]
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We basically took the land from the Indigenous people. Some treaties were signed – we didn’t always live up to those treaties. Canadians have begun creating a new relationship with the Indigenous people. The Halton District School Board has been reading a Land Acknowledgement statement at the beginning of each meeting for some time. Starting […]
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Thursday is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada, but the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band has gotten things going early in Corner Brook. The band held a series of flag-smudging and rising ceremonies Monday morning to mark the upcoming celebration of Indigenous cultures. The Mi’kmaq flags were first honoured with a drumming and smudging ceremony […]
Police have released the name of a young girl who was found dead on Big Grassy River First Nation last week. Provincial Police and Treaty 3 Police responded to a missing person report and found 15-year-old Autumn Andy behind an outdoor skating rink on Beach Road. Police are now investigating the circumstances behind her death. […]
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The abuse of indigenous rights in British Columbia and actions of Canadian mining companies in Guatemala will be the subject of talks in Prince George Wednesday evening. West Moberly Chief Roland Willson will report on the latest developments of the court challenge to the Site C dam and will put the dam in the context […]
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Canada had at its outset two founding peoples, legally and constitutionally speaking, which makes it unique among the world’s nation-states. It’s a narrative, of course, that discounts the foundational role played by this country’s Indigenous Peoples. More on that later. To ensure British and French identities would both continue as part of the Canadian Compact, […]
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Jun 18, 2018 Indigenous kids in northeast Calgary are using food to learn about themselves A program for First Nations youth in Calgary is using food as way to help kids learn more about themselves while trying their hands at gardening. The Girls and Boys Clubs of Calgary runs the Iiyika’kimaat program as part of […]
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Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 18, 2018 (Lindhout-Kidnapping) – Alberta note A Somalian man found guilty in the kidnapping of Amanda Lindhout has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith handed down the sentence for Ali Omar Ader today. Smith ruled in December that Ader, a 40-year-old Somalian […]