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Estevan Mercury

Celebrating First Nations culture
Estevan Mercury
The National Aboriginal Day celebration in Estevan on Wednesday was not only a chance to recognize the contributions of indigenous people to this country, but it was also a chance to generate awareness of the issues they are facing. The Canadian Union ...


CBC.ca

Indigenous people see growing racism but are hopeful for next generation, poll suggests
CBC.ca
A majority of First Nations and Métis people in Manitoba believe life will be better for the next generation, despite a sense that racism is growing in Canada, a new poll suggests. ... The poll didn't specify but Champagne said he defines a better ...

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Yahoo News Canada (blog)

National Aboriginal Day in New Brunswick sheds light on traditions
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
People across the country came together for National Aboriginal Day, celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and ...

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Pembroke Daily Observer

Celebrating Canada's First Nations
Pembroke Daily Observer
Sean Chase/Daily Observer Dressed in traditional regalia are (left to right) Blaze Belaire, Melissa Labrecque, Cali Duchene, Victoria Bergeron (bottom), Kellie Murdock and Alexis Gauthier. Events marking National Aboriginal Day were held at Pembroke's ...

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The Province

First Nations celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, hope it will become a holiday
The Province
Aboriginal Day festivities across Canada were kicked off by an announcement from Justin Trudeau this morning that the day will be known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. But many people celebrating today said they believe it's time to give the day ...

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Straight.com

Photos: Celebrating National Aboriginal Day at Trout Lake with dance, music, food and more
Straight.com
Not only is the celebration a cultural feast for the eyes, ears, and mouth, it offers Canadians a much-needed opportunity to learn from and engage with indigenous ways of knowing by connecting with indigenous communities, organizations, and individuals.

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CBC.ca

National Aboriginal Day in New Brunswick sheds light on traditions
CBC.ca
June 21 isn't just for celebrating the summer solstice. People across the country came together for National Aboriginal Day, celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. In New Brunswick, First Nations ...

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FortisOntario Inc. Marks National Aboriginal Day with Donation to Wapekeka First Nation to Help Build Youth Centre ...
Benzinga
"National Aboriginal Day is a day to celebrate the diverse cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples, but the recent tragedies in Wapekeka clearly demonstrate we still have a long way to go when it comes to capacity building ...

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Ottawa Sun

'A historic day': Algonquin tribal flags raised at home of German ambassador
Ottawa Sun
Chief Kirby Whiteduck of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation speaks at a ceremony honouring Algonquin First Nations peoples at the residence of the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ottawa, Ont. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (Daniel ...

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VICE News

National Aboriginal Day
VICE News
For an afternoon, First Nations people in Thunder Bay tried to put out of mind the issues plaguing their communities — rampant racism, an allegedly negligent police force, and unanswered questions about young members of their communities who have ...

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The Guardian

Google Maps adds indigenous lands in Canada after long omission
The Guardian
More than 3,000 parcels of land belonging to indigenous peoples in Canada have been added to Google Maps and Google Earth, in an initiative that seeks to remedy what one First Nations cartographer described as a historical exclusion. The project ...

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Regina Leader-Post

New exhibit explores history of First Nations and RCMP
Regina Leader-Post
In recognition of National Aboriginal History Month and Canada 150, the RCMP Heritage Centre opened a new exhibit Tuesday. The Building Better Partnerships exhibit explores the history of First Nations people and their relationship with the North West ...


Urban Toronto

Five New Flags Flying at City Hall Honour First Nations
Urban Toronto
Commemorating Canada's 22nd National Aboriginal Day, the City of Toronto kicked off the day with a sunrise ceremony which saw the permanent installation of Indigenous flags at Nathan Phillips Square. A crowd of about 200 people attended the 5:30 AM ...

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CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

Indigenous lands in Canada added to Google Maps an 'essential' step in reconciliation
CP24 Toronto's Breaking News
With more than 1.4 million people who self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit in Canada, many Indigenous people say it's about time. Steven DeRoy, an Indigenous cartographer, and member of the Ebb and Flow First Nation in Manitoba who played a ...

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teleSUR English

3000 Indigenous Communities in Canada Finally on Google Maps
teleSUR English
The updated sites include both First Nations reserve lands, as well as treaty settlement lands belonging to Indigenous communities. "This is a big moment, this is an opportunity. We actually kicked this project off seven years ago, so it's been a ...

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National Post

Father of Confederation's name stripped from Prime Minister's Office building
National Post
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick ... “Keeping that name on the Prime ...

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Manitoulin Expositor

Ontario Regional Chief Calls for Greater Education and Awareness of First Nations Culture
Manitoulin Expositor
TORONTO (June 21, 2017) – Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is welcoming National Aboriginal Day by calling for greater education and awareness by all Canadians on First Nations culture, Peoples and our true shared history in this age of reconciliation.

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CTV News

PM to change name of National Aboriginal Day to National Indigenous Peoples Day
CTV News
Canadians come together on this day to recognize contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people, Trudeau said in a statement, adding that the history, art, traditions and cultures of Indigenous People shaped Canada's past and continue to shape ...

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National Aboriginal Day: A time for Canadians to join together with Indigenous peoples in their fight for respect ...
National Union of Public and General Employees
First proclaimed by Canada's Governor General in 1996, National Aboriginal Day provides an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the unique heritage, traditions and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit. June 21 was chosen as National ...

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Human Rights Commission recognizes National Aboriginal Day
The Telegram
First established in 1996, National Aboriginal Day recognizes the heritage, cultures and contributions of Canada's First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples, the commission noted in a news release. There are a number of activities the commission ...

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620 CKRM.com

National Aboriginal Day celebrated in Regina, and across Canada
620 CKRM.com
Wednesday, June 21, is National Aboriginal Day. It was announced in 1996 by then Governor General Roméo LeBlanc. National Aboriginal Day is a day recognising and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples ...

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Daphne Bramham: Celebrating a complicated history of blended cultures, racism and reconciliation
National Post
He met, fell in love with, and married a Cree woman from the Peguis First Nation. One of their ... And he is also nervous about the disconnect between aboriginal leaders and the more than half of Canada's First Nations people who live off reserve. Many ...

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Canada NewsWire (press release)

Aboriginal Success Stories Highlight Impact of Youth on Community and Businesses in RBC's A Chosen Journey Report
Canada NewsWire (press release)
For more than 100 years, RBC has been building strong relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada. We are committed to serving Aboriginal governments, communities, organizations, businesses and individuals by creating ...

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CBC.ca

London street names should reflect local Indigenous heritage
CBC.ca
Toronto has been working on street names to reflect aboriginal culture as well as developing Canada's First Indigenous Business District. On the national scene, we can look to the example of Vancouver, which has appointed an Aboriginal Relations ...

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Celebrating the longest day and the first inhabitants: Bellegarde
Toronto Star
In Canada on June 21st, the summer solstice celebration has become National Aboriginal Day, a day of celebration for the contributions and cultures of Indigenous peoples. As these lands have changed, so too have the peoples and nations upon them.

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Mission City Record

Douglas Park site of National Aboriginal Day on Sunday
Mission City Record
All are welcome to help celebrate Canadian First Nations culture and heritage Sunday at Douglas Park in Langley. The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society is hosting Langley's National Aboriginal Day Celebrations June 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ...

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indiablooms

No relationship is more important to the Govt of Canada than the one we have with Indigenous Peoples: Mélanie Joly
indiablooms
“Toronto joins cities across the country in celebrating National Aboriginal History Month and National Aboriginal Day,” said Mayor John Tory. "We recognize the unique culture, history and significant contributions made by First Nations, Inuit and Métis ...

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Belleville Intelligencer

Celebrating Aboriginal History Month
Belleville Intelligencer
One of Canada's most celebrated indigenous authors is Richard Wagamese, who unfortunately died last March at the age of 61. Wagamese won the Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature in 2013. His writing has been praised by critics and ...

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National Aboriginal Day - Celebrating Outstanding Indigenous Contributions in Health Research
Canada NewsWire (press release)
OTTAWA, June 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Every year, on the day of the summer solstice, Canada celebrates National Aboriginal Day. Not only is it a chance for Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage and diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit ...

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TheRecord.com

Canada at 150: Many indigenous people see little reason to celebrate
TheRecord.com
The Canada being celebrated this year would not exist without the suppression of First Nations, says Pam Palmater, lawyer and chair of indigenous governance at Ryerson University. "The only way that it could exist is from our genocide and ... Canada's ...

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