OTTAWA – A motion calling on the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) to invite Pope Francis to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in abuse at Indian Residential schools failed to get unanimous consent April 18 in the House of Commons. NDP MP Charlie Angus expressed disappointment that one backbench Conservative MP had blocked […]
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Rodeo and Indigenous culture are coming together this summer. The 2nd annual Grande Prairie Traditional Powwow will be held on the same weekend as the Western Chuckwagon Association races out at Evergreen Park for a dual event dubbed Boots & Moccasins. While fans fill the Gordon Badger Stadium to see the return of Grande Prairie’s […]
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Culture and life will be celebrated at Northern College this weekend. The school will be holding its 17th annual Powwow, with this year’s theme being around remembering and honouring our sisters and brothers. Indigenous Student Advisor Joseph Nakogee says it’s really focusing on the missing and murdered aboriginals across Canada. Nakogee says the Aboriginal Student […]
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April 18, 2018 A group of First Nation and Métis leaders are betting a pipeline owned by Indigenous communities would avoid the polarization surrounding projects like Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion. The idea is still in the idea phase, with details such as a route, carrying capacity, financing and timelines undecided. But if it is […]
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How is it that until recently I knew so little about this vast, sparsely populated but important Canadian territory? In the last two weeks, I have chatted with an Inuk woman, Rebecca Kudloo, who heads the Inuit Women’s Organization of Canada (Pauktuuitit), and I have had coffee with Mr. Justice Alan Ingram, the Peterborough family […]
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April 19, 2018 The New Brunswick Aboriginal Art Exhibition will be at the Newcastle Public Library from April 28th until May 23rd. The official opening of the exhibit will be on April 28th from 2-4 PM. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The exhibition features Aboriginal art commissioned by the New Brunswick Art Bank, which has […]
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April 19, 2018 Some high level support for the Grassy Narrows First Nation. A special gathering is taking place in Toronto this evening in a call for justice for the community. Members of Grassy Narrows, Environmentalists like David Suzuki and other aboriginal leaders are taking part in a panel discussion. They are calling it a […]
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April 19, 2018 Surrey MP’s Bill C-374 would add ‘much-needed Indigenous representation to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board’ Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag’s first private members bill passed key stages in the legislature Wednesday (April 18). Bill C-374, which passed unanimously in the houses, would amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act to add […]
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Review will include Indigenous influence and authority at NOSM THUNDER BAY — The Northern Ontario School of Medicine has commissioned an expert panel to examine its relationship with Indigenous people. It’s part of the school’s ongoing response to the calls for action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2015. In a news release, NOSM said the […]
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April 19, 2018 The trial is over, the sentence was handed down months ago, but Jeanne (not her real name) still doesn’t feel the closure she had been hoping for since the whole ordeal began. Many unanswered questions remain, and she agonizes over them every day. Why her? Why did this man decide to violate […]
April 19, 2018 Tricia Baldwin doesn’t want to just entertain audiences at The Isabel, she wants to engage them. That’s one of the reasons the performing arts centre’s director pursued the creation of the Ka’tarohkwi Festival of Indigenous Arts, which will take place next season, the waterfront venue’s fifth. “Socially engaged art, I think, is […]
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‘We owe it to our aunties for what they have given us,’ says curator of The Aunties are Listening exhibit Dozens of Indigenous women, rendered in watercolour, pencil and acrylic, gaze from the walls of the Grande Prairie art gallery. For the next month, the space will be dedicated to “aunties” and the roles they play […]
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They have promoted mental health awareness, raised funds for important causes and advocated for justice for Indigenous Peoples. The accomplishments of this year’s Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award winners know no limits. Just over 230 award recipients met in Convocation Hall on Tuesday evening to receive their certificates from University of Toronto President Meric Gertler and Gordon Cressy, a former […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal Liberal government hasn’t yet “landed” on its promised legislative option to push the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion forward, says Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr. Justin Trudeau’s government is “actively pursuing” legislation that will reassert Canada’s constitutional authority to build and […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON _ Canada’s foreign affairs minister is heading to Washington at a critical juncture in the NAFTA talks as the countries consider what a deal might include if there is to be one this spring. Several sources close to the talks say major decisions […]
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Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 19, 2018 ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador’s child and youth advocate will lead an independent review into the treatment of Inuit children and youth in the province’s child welfare system. The Nunatsiavut (new-NAT’-see-ah-voot) government says Jackie Lake Kavanagh will report findings by March 31st, 2019. The study […]
Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2018 LONDON _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will add his voice today to those calling for less plastic and more LGBTQ rights as he ends a three-country foreign tour at a gathering of Commonwealth leaders in Britain’s capital. Yet he is expected to face resistance on the latter, particularly from some […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ “The reasons we set the minimum age of 18 are because we recognize that Canadian youth between the ages of 15 and 24 are among the highest users of cannabis in all developed countries. So we recognized that if we went with a higher age […]
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Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 19, 2018 HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia legislature has wrapped up its spring session, passing 20 bills during a 27-day sitting. Government house leader Geoff MacLellan says the sitting saw the passage of a balanced budget and legislation that included 18 government bills and two from the opposition parties. […]
Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 19, 2018 OTTAWA – A Commons committee has released a report that favours a publicly-funded prescription drug program. It says a universal pharmacare program would provide better health care to Canadians at a lower cost than the status quo. Chairman Bill Casey — a Liberal — says Canadians can […]
Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ The CEO of Kinder Morgan says events in recent days have reinforced his concerns about the viability of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project. “It’s become clear this particular investment may be untenable for a private party to undertake. The events […]
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Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 19, 2018 TORONTO – Tensions between Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynn and Progressive Conservative challenger Doug Ford appear to be heating up as the June 7th provincial election approaches. The Liberal leader compared Ford to U-S President Donald Trump yesterday, in what experts predict is a glimpse of a hostile […]
Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2018 OTTAWA _ A Supreme Court of Canada decision coming today about a New Brunswick man’s cross-border booze run could profoundly shake up the rules on interprovincial trade. In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, N.B., drove across the border to Quebec to buy several cases of beer and three bottles […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2018 By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Thousands of federal Liberals are descending on Halifax for what’s being billed as the unofficial launch of the ruling party’s re-election campaign. The party expects about 3,000 supporters will have registered by the time its national convention kicks off tonight, making it […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia has announced it will head to court by month end to clarify the province’s jurisdiction over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Also Wednesday, the CEO of the pipeline’s builder, Kinder Morgan said the events of recent days have reinforced […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 By Teresa Wright THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Publicly funded prescription drugs under a universal pharmacare program would provide better health care to Canadians at a lower cost than the status quo, the House of Commons health committee declared Wednesday after two years of work and some 99 witnesses. “Canadians […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON _ One of Justin Trudeau’s largest domestic political problems followed him to London on Wednesday, as environmental activists greeted the prime minister with calls to kill the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The demands came during an elaborate protest outside the Canadian High […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 By Terry Pedwell THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A charitable group dedicated to preserving the country’s broadcasting heritage is calling on the CBC to stop destroying original television and radio broadcast materials as it moves to digitize the content. The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation says the public broadcaster’s English service […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 By Holly McKenzie-Sutter THE CANADIAN PRESS ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ An independent review into the treatment of Inuit children and youth in Newfoundland and Labrador’s child welfare system will be led by the province’s child and youth advocate. The Nunatsiavut Government announced Wednesday in a news release that Jackie Lake […]
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Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion debate reveals a crisis of leadership in two levels of government, argues political scientist. The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion conflict reveals a much larger crisis than the “constitutional” or “investor confidence” crises constructed by the project’s proponents. The conflict reveals a profound failure of leadership from both levels of government, but […]
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Saskatoon is failing when it comes to keeping Indigenous youth out of jail, costing millions, Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark says. April 17, 2018 Saskatoon is failing when it comes to keeping Indigenous youth out of jail, costing government millions and preventing billions in economic activity, Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark says. Clark identified the youth incarceration […]
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The Government of Canada’s latest spending proposals include a significant reduction in annual funding for the Northern Economic Development Agency, better known as CanNor. Brought into being by the Harper government in 2009, CanNor began life with an allocation of roughly $60 million to spend in its first full financial year of operation. Since then, […]
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April 18, 2018 School District 58 received a grant of $6,571 to support Indigenous language learning in the Nicola Valley. As part of the B.C. Ministry of Education’s mandate to reflect Indigenous wordviews and perspectives in the the kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum, the grant is designed to support Indigenous language curriculum, programs and policy. […]
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Women’s advocate has represented families at the first and second roundtable on murdered and missing Indigenous women. KENORA, Ont. – Karen Kejick is hoping to carry the Liberal banner into the June 7 election in Kenora-Rainy River. Kejick, born and raised in Shal Lake 39 First Nation, announced on Tuesday she’ll seek the party’s nomination. […]
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A year behind schedule, first child welfare agency-run housing project gets green light. The housing crisis hit Kamloops hard in its efforts to end homelessness for youth leaving government care when they turn 19. But an innovative project to provide shared housing for elders and young people who have been in the child welfare system […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 SIKSIKA, Alta. _ A First Nation east of Calgary is working on making roads passable as many rural areas of southern Alberta contend with overland flooding. The Siksika Nation declared a week-long state of local emergency on Monday that could be extended if the flooding persists. It has said more […]
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April 18, 2018 HALIFAX — The road to reconciliation must include empathy and patience from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, famed Aboriginal singer-activist Buffy Sainte-Marie said Tuesday as she touched on a legacy of racism she has been fighting much of her life. The award-winning songwriter told a Halifax audience that decolonization is a shared […]
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Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 OTTAWA _ A House of Commons committee is to deliver its recommendations today on how it believes the government should move forward on a national pharmacare plan. The health committee will table a report entitled, “Pharmacare Now: Prescription medicine coverage for all Canadians.” The details of the report have not […]
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Source: The Associated Press Apr 18, 2018 WASHINGTON _ The Supreme Court seems unlikely to allow Washington state to get out from under a court order to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. The justices heard arguments Wednesday in a long-running dispute that pits the state against Indian tribes and the federal government. […]
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Source: The Associated Press Apr 18, 2018 By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ A judge has rejected the request by two American Indian tribes to be more involved in a court-ordered environmental review of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg last June ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to further […]
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April 17, 2018 I write in response to Svend Serup’s letter (Reconciliation needs truth, April 11, Citizen). Serup is correct that aboriginal people sometimes massacred entire enemy groups, including women and children. The incident that he mentions was probably the Bloody Falls Massacre, which took place in 1771. A group of Chippewyan men accompanying Samuel […]
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The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is launching a comprehensive, independent Review of the treatment, experiences and outcomes of Inuit children and youth in the Newfoundland and Labrador child protection system. The Review will identify deficiencies, explore promising and best practices, and make recommendations for improved outcomes within an appropriate cultural context. The […]
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From an Indigenous perspective, Facebook has been an incredible tool for restoring community connections across vast geography and for organizing Indigenous peoples around common causes. April 18, 2018 If you don’t have an account on Facebook, then it may be difficult to understand how millions of people continue to stay on a social media platform […]
From April 9-12, Baffinland attended, presented, and exhibited at the Nunavut Mining Symposium. Programming As part of the symposium, Baffinland had five presentations. Alice Ehaloak, one of our mine haul truck drivers, presented and participated in a Gender Diversity in Mining discussion panel. The session concluded with a conversation around some of the challenges and barriers […]
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Bob Joseph has spent decades working as an Indigenous-relations trainer. He helps everyone from non-profits to government to Fortune 500 companies with Indigenous awareness. In 2015, the Gwawaenuk Nation member and former Royal Roads University professor turned a critical eye to the Indian Act in a post on his Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples® blog. […]
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April 17, 2018 A law that will soon legalize cannabis is winding its way through the Senate. On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples continued its study of Bill C-45 and how it relates to Indigenous communities. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/04/17/senate-committee-studies-pot-legislation-and-implications-for-first-nation-metis-and-inuit-communities/
The lobster fishery is the biggest employer in Abegweit First Nation communal fishery in Scotchford and, as such, a recent agreement on restorative justice signed with the federal government means good things moving forward. All indigenous communities on PEI, along with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Public Prosecution Services, signed on to the […]
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April 18, 2018 AUNDECK OMNI KANING––Outrage quickly spread across Canada following the February 22, 2018 not-guilty verdict in the second-degree murder trial of Raymond Cormier for the murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine from Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee urged all Anishinabek citizens to participate in rallies and vigils […]
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April 18, 2018 TORONTO — Queen’s Park has announced it is eliminating the fees businesses have to pay to access procurement contracts. Jeff Leal, the minister responsible for small business, made the announcement at the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council’s Diversity Procurement Fair in Toronto, a recent statement said. Businesses can now submit bids […]
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