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National Post

Judge rules against federal government, sides with First Nation survivors of infamous '60s Scoop
National Post
The lead plaintiff in the Ontario action, Marcia Brown Martel, 53, is a member of the Temagami First Nation near Kirkland Lake, Ont. She was adopted by a non-aboriginal couple in 1972 at age nine and later discovered the Canadian government had ...

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Canada's First Nations to Participate in Creating an Environmental Watchdog
Natural Gas Intelligence
"On the one hand, the natural resource sector is the largest employer of highly-paid First Nations workers in the country, has supported a dramatic expansion of Indigenous entrepreneurship and has empowered dozens of First Nations communities through ...

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National Post

On cross-country tour, Trudeau hears growing anger and frustration from indigenous Canadians
National Post
Trudeau told the crowd in Saskatoon that First Nations chiefs who told him that money was needed for TVs and sofas in indigenous youth centres had not been listening to their own youth. “When a chief says that to me, I pretty much know that they haven ...

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The Guardian

Donor pledges C$380000 for suicide prevention in First Nations community
The Guardian
A private donor is being lauded by aboriginal leaders for stepping in “where the government of Canada has failed” after anonymously pledging C$380,000 to provide mental health workers for a suicide-stricken First Nations community in northern Ontario.

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Ottawa Citizen

After two more children commit suicide, First Nations leaders demand support from federal government
Ottawa Citizen
She said Health Canada has worked with First Nations to develop a mental wellness framework “and we intend to continue to support that.” The government, she said, is investing $24 million in Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which is in the area where Wapekeka is ...

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Aljazeera.com

Canada's Indigenous call for national suicide strategy
Aljazeera.com
"We don't have necessarily a flexible fund that we hold back for different projects." First Nations leaders condemned that response, and have since called on the federal government to develop a national strategy to combat the suicide crisis. "When is ...

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Net Newsledger

First Nations Suicide Crisis Needs Immediate Action
Net Newsledger
OTTAWA – The death of two twelve-year-old girls by suicide in Wapekeka First Nation is the tip of the iceberg in the ongoing crisis in Northern Canada. At a press conference in Ottawa this morning, First Nation leaders and political leaders spoke about ...

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Intercontinental Cry

One Year and Counting: A review of PM Trudeau's relationship with Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Intercontinental Cry
On the top of his list was the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), increasing funding to First Nations education programs and fully ...

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CBC.ca

Northern Ontario First Nations take TransCanada to court over pipeline work
CBC.ca
Ginoogaming and Aroland First Nations have filed a motion for an injunction against TransCanada PipeLines, Canada and the National Energy Board, after receiving notice the company plans to conduct so-called "integrity digs" on land within the First ...

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The Globe and Mail

Ontario First Nations sue TransCanada over pipeline consultation process
The Globe and Mail
TransCanada wants to conduct what it calls integrity digs on a nearly 30-kilometre stretch of natural gas pipeline that runs through traditional territories of the Aroland First Nation and Ginoogaming First Nation. The First Nations allege in their ...

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National Post

'Do you think Crazy Horse checked his warriors' status cards?' The fight over Joseph Boyden's Indigenous heritage
National Post
Following the explosive allegation questioning Canadian author Joseph Boyden's Indigenous identity, debate surges in aboriginal circles over whether Boyden is really one of them. “Do you think Crazy Horse checked his ... for the Assembly of First ...

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Free Speech Radio News

First Nations communities take Canadian government to Supreme Court over fossil fuel projects
Free Speech Radio News
Do we want to be a nation that takes our obligations to First Nations and Indigenous peoples seriously?” asks Hasan. “Or do we want to be a nation that allows governmental bodies and industry proponents to reduce Aboriginal rights to basically a ...

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Manitoulin Expositor

Cancer Care Canada study confirms dismal First Nation cancer survival rates
Manitoulin Expositor
Using four national administrative databases, the study authors from Cancer Care Ontario (the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario and Statistics Canada) estimated cancer survival in First Nations across Canada from 1992 to 2009 and compared it to ...

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Toronto Star

First Nation's leaders call for housing funding in wake of fire that killed 5
Toronto Star
Meanwhile, Arnold Lazare, the president of the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada, said his organization is working to implement a new national reporting system that will track what is happening in all First Nations communities across the ...

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National Post

More talks, instead of action, from the federal government 'is beyond sickening, it's neglectful,' critic says
National Post
Trudeau and leaders from the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Taparit Kanatami and the Metis National Council met on Parliament Hill Thursday morning where they agreed that Trudeau and his ministers would meet regularly over the coming years with ...

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Sudbury.com

First Nations have poorer cancer survival rates: study
Sudbury.com
A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention has found that First Nations people in Canada have significantly poorer five-year survival from cancer than non-Aboriginals. The study used four national administrative databases ...


CBC.ca

First Nations adult cancer survival shows major gap
CBC.ca
First Nation adults in Canada have much poorer five-year survival from cancer than non-Aboriginals, according to what researchers call the first national study. Researchers estimated cancer survival in First Nations across Canada from 1992 to 2009 and ...


Study finds poorer cancer survival among First Nation adults in Canada
Canada NewsWire (press release)
TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention has found that First Nations in Canada have significantly poorer five-year survival from cancer than non-Aboriginals. The study is the first ...


National Post

Unheralded committee seeks 'monumental change' to the way First Nations get billions in federal funds
National Post
OTTAWA – A small committee of federal politicians and indigenous leaders is quietly figuring out how to pull off one of the most radical changes to the way Canada deals with its First Nations since the passage of The Indian Act. The committee's ...

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Ottawa Business Journal

Quebec First Nation lays claim to downtown Ottawa, including LeBreton Flats development land
Ottawa Business Journal
The statement of claim says that, although the band signed agreements with various other First Nations and European countries, all those agreements were made on the basis of the band retaining its land. Since then, the band says, Canada has wrongly ...

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Huffington Post Canada

First Nation Lays Land Claim Over Parliament Hill
Huffington Post Canada
The statement of claim says that although the band signed agreements with various other First Nations and European countries, all those agreements were made on the basis of the band retaining its land. Since then, the band says, Canada has wrongly used ...

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The Globe and Mail

Ontario First Nation lays claim to downtown Ottawa, including Parliament Hill
The Globe and Mail
The statement of claim says that, although the band signed agreements with various other First Nations and European countries, all those agreements were made on the basis of the band retaining its land. Since then, the band says, Canada has wrongly ...

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BBC News

Canada's pro-pipeline First Nations
BBC News
From pipelines to hydroelectric dams, indigenous Canadians are helping lead the charge against some of the country's largest natural resource development projects. But many First Nations have chosen instead to embrace their hard-fought place in the oil ...

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National Post

'What do we have to celebrate? The high suicides?' Indigenous leaders disappointed with Trudeau's record
National Post
As he opened the annual meeting Tuesday of the Assembly of First Nations, the organization's national chief, Perry Bellegarde, looked ahead to 2017, the year in which Canada will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. “What do we have to ...

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CTV News

Trudeau announces Indigenous Languages Act at Assembly of First Nations
CTV News
Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde holds an emotional Gord Downie as he given an aboriginal name during a ceremony honouring Downie at the AFN Special Chiefs assembly in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Dec. ... to heal the wound of the ...

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MetroNews Canada

Pipelandia: A timeline of BC First Nations 'legal winning streak'
MetroNews Canada
Lawyer Bill Gallagher, author of Resource Rulers: Fortune & Folly on Canada's Road to Resources, cited this summer's Supreme Court rejection of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline — overturning its federal approval on the grounds that First Nations ...

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DeSmog Canada

First-ever Indigenous Freedom of Religion Case Heads to Canada's Supreme Court
DeSmog Canada
A precedent-setting case that could affect the ability of First Nations to protect their sacred sites and which has implications for indigenous rights worldwide, is heading to Canada's top court Thursday. The Ktunaxa First Nation, based in Cranbrook ...

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Toronto Star

Listening for truth and reconciliation: Public Editor
Toronto Star
I am not without my own thoughts on the role of media in the critical work of building truth and reconciliation with and for Canada's Indigenous people. But, on this vitally important subject, I am learning ... To that end the Star's editorial board ...

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Treaty centre promotes reconciliation
Nanaimo News Bulletin
Paul Joffe, a lawyer and expert on international human rights concerning indigenous peoples, left, Don Tom, Tsartlip First Nation chief, Roy Janisch, Vancouver Island University's inaugural Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky visiting research chair in ...


CBC.ca

Oldest Sask. female Indigenous veteran remembers time in WWII
CBC.ca
A member of the Mistawasis First Nation, Pechawis is the oldest living female First Nations veteran in Saskatchewan. With Canada in the midst of the Second World War, the then-18-year-old made the trek to Prince Albert, Sask., some 80 kilometres away ...

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