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National Post

Kelly McParland: Justice minister's father the latest First Nation leader to get fed up with Ottawa's handling of ...
National Post
If Canada's Aboriginal Peoples wanted a figure to embody the frustrations they feel in dealing with Ottawa, they could do worse than Bill Wilson, the father of Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. Wilson is a hereditary chief of the Kwakwaka'wakw ...

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Business Standard

A Wikipedia Made for-and by-the Atikamekw First Nation in Canada
Business Standard
This post was written by Benoit Rochon, president of Wikimedia Canada; Jean-Philippe Béland, vice president of Wikimedia Canada; and Nathalie Casemajor, a professor at the Urbanization, Culture and Societycenter at the National Institute of Scientific ...


Corporate Knights Magazine

Osoyoos country
Corporate Knights Magazine
The Okanagan is also home to Canada's first aboriginal winery, Nk'Mip Cellars, set amid the rolling hills of the country's only desert and named Canadian Winery of the Year at the 2016-17 InterVin International Awards. Over the past 15 years, the ...

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Globalnews.ca

Ontario Children's Aid Societies call for inquest into aboriginal youth deaths
Globalnews.ca
TORONTO – The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies is joining a call for a coroner's inquest into the recent deaths of aboriginal youth living in group homes in the province. First Nations in Ontario and the Provincial Advocate for Children ...

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Yahoo News Canada (blog)

'They're thinking out of the box': Siksika First Nation, other Indigenous communities, welcome new businesses
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
Siksika First Nation will soon have a Subway franchise, one of many businesses popping up in First Nations communities across Canada. Business leaders and Indigenous members who gathered Thursday in Calgary for a conference on Aboriginal economic ...

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National Observer

How 'voices of industry' nearly drowned out Trudeau government's talks with First Nations
National Observer
Although Transport Canada initially said there was no discussion of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline at a private meeting with First Nations in March 2016, it later admitted to providing "inaccurate" information to National Observer about this ...


MetroNews Canada

Fire that killed five on Ontario First Nation started by child, police say
MetroNews Canada
That program, called Amber's Fire Safety Campaign, is named for the 6-month-old Amber Strang, a toddler from Pikangikum First Nation who died along with eight other people in a house fire there a year ago. The Amber campaign focuses on teaching kids ...

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The Globe and Mail

How to improve Indigenous health? Address jurisdictional disputes
The Globe and Mail
In 2017, there remains a health-care system in Canada excluded from the shelter of the 1984 Canada Health Act. Funded by the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada (FNIHB), Canada's 14th health-care system operates outside of the ...


Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Calls for Action and Public Education on National ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
OTTAWA, May 5, 2017 /CNW/ - On National Aboriginal Diabetes Awareness Day, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde called for increased access to culturally safe and culturally grounded approaches to diabetes prevention for ...

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Turtle Island News

First Nation leader says Toronto Caribbean Carnival disrespecting indigenous regalia
Turtle Island News
OTTAWA (May 3, 2017) — The Assembly of First Nations Women's Council chair is calling on the Toronto Caribbean Carnival to withdraw a traditional Indigenous headdress and outfit from this year's festival, saying it is disrespectful to indigenous people.


Toronto Star

Ottawa backs fire safety legislation for First Nations
Toronto Star
The federal government supports creating new legislation governing fire protection and prevention services on First Nations reserves across the country, Bennett's office confirmed. “We will continue to work in full co-operation with the Aboriginal ...

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Globalnews.ca

BC aboriginal leaders seek overdose death data
Globalnews.ca
Grand Chief Ed John, Hereditary Chief of Tl'azt'en First Nation and political executive of the First Nations Summit, responds to the Mt. Polley tailings pond breach report during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday February 3, 2015. First ...

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The Province

Canada 150: Okanagan writer focuses on First Nations education
The Province
Jeannette Christine Armstrong is a powerful literary voice of conscience for her First Nation, for aboriginal peoples everywhere, for British Columbia and for Canada. She was born on the Penticton Indian Reserve in 1948 and lives there still. It has ...


CBC.ca

In search for alternatives to jail, special court to open on First Nation
CBC.ca
Mi'kmaq people in the neighbouring Cape Breton First Nations of Wagmatcook and Waycobah who find themselves in trouble with the law will soon have a specialty court they can go to in their own community. The creation of a new Aboriginal Wellness and ...

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TVO

How Canada set up Aboriginal treaties to keep First Nations down
TVO
This severely limits First Nations' political power in Canada. It also creates very few incentives for the federal government to work with First Nations to pass legislation recognizing and affirming Aboriginal and treaty rights throughout the country ...

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Sault Star

First Nations never consulted on international border pacts
Sault Star
On March 27, a B.C. judge ruled that members of a First Nation declared extinct by Canada, but alive and well in the U.S., have an Aboriginal right to hunt on their Canadian lands. The recognition of cross-border Aboriginal rights existing for American ...


CBC.ca

Income, not just poor housing, tied to First Nations respiratory ailments, StatsCan says
CBC.ca
While much has been made of the links between mouldy, overcrowded houses and the health of First Nations people, a new report released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday suggests that income level is even more important. ... for respiratory tract ...


MetroNews Canada

'We definitely need to listen to them:' First National Gathering of Elders coming to Edmonton
MetroNews Canada
... and have invited leaders from 623 First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities to participate in the gathering, which will provide an opportunity to discuss issues like reconciliation and climate change and learn about other indigenous cultures and ...

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Brock Press

This land is our land: Indigenous Perspectives on Canada 150
Brock Press
Indigenous people have lived in North America for at least 12,000 years and possibly longer. First Nations peoples are the original inhabitants of Canada who lived here for thousands of years before explorers arrived from Europe. There are over 700,000 ...


Niagarathisweek.com

150th anniversary lays bare anger of indigenous Canadians not invited to first party
Niagarathisweek.com
The very paradox in Confederation, former prime minister Paul Martin said in a 2013 lecture given in its cradle of Charlottetown, “is that the First Peoples of this land, the First Nations, the Métis Nation, and Inuit whose ancestors had been here ...


Regina Leader-Post

A feast of culture: First Nations cuisine on the rise
Regina Leader-Post
Dickie Yuzicapi, The Sioux Chef, poses for a portrait at the First Nations University of Canada in Regina. TROY FLEECE / Regina Leader-Post. Share Adjust Comment Print ... His first teacher was his great-grandmother on the Okanese First Nation. “I was ...

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Winnipeg Free Press

Crisis team to the rescue
Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba First Nations have rolled out the first provincewide indigenous mobile crisis team in response to last year's wave of youth suicide crises in the north. "We are pleased ... BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Protesters have been peacefully ...

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Toronto Star

First Nations demand inquest into fire-related deaths in northern Ontario
Toronto Star
One year after six adults and three children died in a house fire in the Pikangikum First Nation, indigenous leaders are demanding the province conduct an inquest into fire-related deaths on reserves in northern Ontario. .... A much-anticipated report ...

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Attawapiskat First Nation refuses to address its problems
Troy Media
ANTIGONISH, N.S. Mar. 26, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Attawapiskat is emblematic of so many First Nations that need the money and jobs that come with developing resource partnerships yet waste these opportunities. Attawapiskat First Nation – an isolated ...

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CBC.ca

Advocates once again push federal government to comply with First Nations child welfare ruling
CBC.ca
First Nations child advocates are before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in Ottawa again this week, trying to force the federal government to abide by an order to provide equitable funding for child and family services on reserves. In a landmark ...

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rabble.ca (blog)

Don't be fooled by Trudeau's First Nations charm offensive. The Liberals' real agenda will be decided behind closed ...
rabble.ca (blog)
So, while band councils and their staff go from one consultation workshop to another after being ignored so many years by Ottawa, the PMO and the AFN National Chief's Office have been busy negotiating how the Trudeau government's Indigenous policy ...

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TheTyee.ca

First Nations Aren't Waiting for Ottawa to Start Conversation on Fixing Substandard Housing
TheTyee.ca
Feedback from provincial meetings like this week's in Victoria will determine a draft action plan for moving forward with a Canada-wide First Nations housing strategy, including potential roles and responsibilities for any First Nation housing ...


Salmon Arm Observer

Saving a Culture: First Nations fight for survival
Salmon Arm Observer
As an author, historian and leader in B.C.'s indigenous community, her words and thoughts are meant to enlighten people about the injustice suffered by First Nations' people. ... Sellars has written two books, They Called Me Number One, a memoir of her ...

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Canoe

Movie with aboriginal gang character denied permission to shoot by Parks Canada
Canoe
Jackson is set to play a First Nations gang boss in the movie "Hard Powder." Parks Canada has denied permission for the film to be shot in the Rocky Mountain national parks after learning the plot involved a First Nations gang leader. (Grant Black ...

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CBC.ca

Parks Canada rejects movie shoot in Rockies after learning of First Nations character
CBC.ca
A movie production team was denied permission to shoot in the Rocky Mountain national parks after Parks Canada staff learned the film's plot involved a First Nations gang leader. "They expressed a real concern that this was ... "The Government of ...

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