New Democratic MLA and leadership candidate Wab Kinew spoke to CBC Sept. 15 a day after his ex-partner spoke publicly for the first time about domestic assault allegations dating back 14 years ago. (CBC) Wab Kinew continues to deny the account of a former partner who says she was thrown across a room by the NDP MLA 14 years ago, but acknowledges her words will be a challenge for him as the Opposition New Democrats meet this weekend to decide whether he should lead the party. Tara Hart told the Canadian Press on Thursday that she lived with Kinew...Read More
Day: September 15, 2017
So Much Depends Upon Who Holds the Shovel is a 2008 work by Christi Belcourt. It will be featured in one of two exhibits opening OCAD University’s new Onsite gallery. (Image Courtesy of Collection of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada) Rhiannon Johnson Rhiannon Johnson is an Anishnaabe journalist from Hiawatha First Nation in South-Central Ontario. She wants to contribute to turning the page on how Indigenous peoples are covered within Canadian media. Rhiannon is currently completing her master’s degree in journalism at Ryerson University. Canada’s largest and oldest art and design school is opening a brand new gallery this...Read More
Nunavut Sen. Dennis Patterson says he knows ‘full-well the negative and legacy impacts that residential schools have had on Inuit.’ (Vincent Robinet/CBC) Nunavut’s Conservative senator, Dennis Patterson, is responding to Sen. Lynn Beyak’s latest controversial comments about Indigenous people. Beyak wrote in an open letter published earlier this month that First Nations should give up their Indigenous rights and integrate into Canadian society, by trading in their status cards for Canadian citizenship . That’s despite the fact Indigenous people born in this country are already Canadian citizens. “Senator Beyak’s comments don’t reflect the views of the Conservative caucus in...Read More
Navdeep Bains, Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada with Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Nunavut’s Economic Development and Transportation at the Iqaluit airport. (Sara Frizzell/CBC) The Canadian Northern Development Agency — or CanNor — announced $7.4 million in funding for geoscience research across all three territories in Iqaluit on Friday. Navdeep Bains, the minister responsible for CanNor, made the announcement at the Iqaluit airport, using the geotechnical surveys that informed the airport’s construction as an example of how geoscience research can be used. The research funded will provide direction for major infrastructure projects, mining exploration and climate change adaptation. “We...Read More
Kim MacNearney wants the government of the Northwest Territories to create lounges for adults to consume marijuana, like bars. She made the suggestion at Thursday’s meeting. (Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi/CBC) More than 50 people attended a public consultation about cannabis legalization in Yellowknife on Thursday night. Some of the questions from the the public included “Can I smoke marijuana on my balcony?” and “Will dry communities be creating their own cannabis regulations?” while the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce raised concerns about potential legislation hurting local businesses. “We need to make sure that the government is our regulator, but not our retailer....Read More
The Silvertip mine started production in 2016 mining silver, zinc and lead. (JDS Silver ) The Silvertip mine on the B.C.-Yukon border has a new owner. Coeur Mining is the biggest silver-mining company in the United States. The company has announced it’s finalizing the purchase of the mine in a deal worth about $250 million. The news is being welcomed in Watson Lake, Yukon, says George Morgan, Chief of the Liard First Nation. “We’re pleased that we have a strong new owner, it means more stability for the mine, which means more stability for Kaska workers,” said Morgan. He...Read More
Whitehorse RCMP are looking for any information as to the whereabouts of Tiffany Hall. Police say she was last seen in Whitehorse about a week ago. (RCMP) A 26-year-old woman from Yukon has been reported missing. Whitehorse RCMP are looking for Tiffany Hall, who was reported missing by family on Wednesday, September 13. Police say she was last seen in Whitehorse a week ago. Hall is described as a First Nation woman with long black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds. Police say her family are concerned for her...Read More
The Snuneymuxw First Nation flag, seen here on the far right of three flags that flew at Nanaimo’s City Hall, has been removed by the First Nation. (CHEK News) A flag flown at Nanaimo City Hall is the latest flashpoint in a long-running imbroglio that has consumed the city’s government the last two years. The chief and council of the Snuneymuxw First Nation have taken down the Snuneymuxw flag, which they gave to the city in 2015. They did so to protest the lack of an apology from Mayor Bill McKay over a February 2017 incident between a city...Read More
St. Johns MLA Nahanni Fontaine. (Kelly Malone/CBC) Nahanni Fontaine continues to support Wab Kinew’s leadership bid after a woman came forward to say she was thrown across a room by the NDP MLA 14 years ago. “I am a firm believer in people’s ability to change,” Fontaine said. “We all have the capacity to change for the better or for the worse, and I really have seen a tremendous growth in Wab.” Tara Hart, the woman at the centre of the domestic abuse allegations against Kinew, told The Canadian Press on Thursday that she lived with Kinew in 2003....Read More
Sen. Lillian Dyck spoke out against Sen. Lynn Beyak’s latest comments about First Nations treaty status on Thursday. (Jason Warick) Saskatchewan Sen. Lillian Dyck says she is bothered by fellow Sen. Lynn Beyak’s comments that First Nations people should trade their status cards for Canadian citizenship. On Sept. 1, Beyak published the following comment on her website: “Trade your status card for a Canadian citizenship, with a fair and negotiated payout to each Indigenous man, woman and child in Canada, to settle all the outstanding land claims and treaties, and move forward together just like the leaders already do...Read More
It is interfering with what should be the promotion of Indigenous history and culture and finding a way to memorialize those that were here millennia before colonization This iconic statue of Sir John A. Macdonald sits at the entrance to Victoria Row in downtown Charlottetown. (Shane Ross/CBC) Shane Ross The chiefs of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy on P.E.I. say it is “emotionally very hard” to see monuments of historical figures who had a hand in the “deplorable treatment” of their ancestors, but they say those monuments should not necessarily be torn down or renamed. Instead, say Abegweit First Nation Chief...Read More
OTTAWA, Sept. 15, 2017 /CNW/ – Today, the Government of Canada released the Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview: 2016 Annual Report. This report, published annually since 1998, provides statistical information on a broad range of topics including crime rates, criminal charges in the courts, and the description of offences in Canada’s federal correctional system. Although the Overview does not make interpretations of the statistics, it is a source of information which leads to evidence-based decision making and better policy development. While the report demonstrates that Canada is a safe country overall that is getting safer and that admissions to administrative segregation have decreased,...Read More
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