Day: January 10, 2018

Moccasin Talk series continues at NOTL library

Larry McDermott will deliver the second is the series of Moccasin Talks at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library on Jan. 16. His discussion, Reconciling Our Shared Responsibility to Seven Generations by Thinking Globally and Acting Locally, begins at 7 p.m. – Provided Photo NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE — The history of land agreements will be front and centre as the Niagara-on-the-Lake library’s Moccasin Talk series continues. The second talk takes place on Jan. 16 and will feature Larry McDermott, whose discussion, Reconciling Our Shared Responsibility to Seven Generations by Thinking Globally and Acting Locally, will examine Canada’s history of agreements made with Indigenous...

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$291.2 million to be invested in the safety and security of Indigenous communities

Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced a federal investment of up to $291.2 million over five years, starting in 2018–2019, for policing in First Nation and Inuit communities. This funding will be dedicated to communities currently served under the First Nations Policing Program (FNPP). For the first time, the federal funding commitment is on-going for the long-term and will include a 2.75% escalator to address inflation. Today’s announcement includes $102 million as proposed in Budget 2017; an additional $144.4 million, starting in 2018–2019, to support priorities such as officer safety, policing equipment...

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Hamilton group was key to giving Indigenous photography a national perspective

Shining light on the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association, 1985-1992 "Native Studies" by Murray McKenzie, 1984 – Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada "Cousins" by Shelley Niro, 1987 – Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada "Mary" by Greg Staats, 1982 – Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada "Feast, Fort Franklin, N.W.T." by Dorothy Chocolate, 1981Uploaded by: rockingham – Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada "Theresa Mitten and Grandson" by Brenda Mitten (undated) – Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada "Randy Hill" by Richard W. Hill Sr. (undated) – Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada Brenda Mitten, left, Greg Staats and Yvonne Maracle, are founders of the...

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Government of Canada supports community infrastructure for Oneida Nation of the Thames

The Department of Indigenous Services Canada is investing $220,000 for renovations to 10 homes in the community. This complements a previous investment of $115,000 through Budget 2016 to support the First Nation in the creation of a housing authority, implementing a housing mentoring partnership with other First Nation housing authorities, and assisting with overall housing management. The Department is also contributing approximately $38,000 to a feasibility study to potentially upgrade the community’s Standing Stone School. This study will define the options that best meet the First Nation’s educational needs. Quotes "Everyone deserves the security of a safe and healthy...

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Status First Nations to remain tax exempt on marijuana sales on reserve land

First Nations people with a valid certificate of Indian Status card will not have to pay tax on marijuana sales. (CBC) Saskatchewan’s marijuana legislation was announced earlier this week and the province said in an email that it hasn’t made any decision yet regarding a provincial sales tax on marijuana. But according to both the federal and provincial governments, First Nations people with a valid certificate of Indian Status card will be tax exempt when buying marijuana from a business located on reserve land. The federal government has confirmed that any First Nations owned and operated business on reserve...

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Montreal appoints commissioner of Indigenous affairs

Marie-Ève Bordeleau will serve a three-year term as Montreal’s commissioner of Indigenous affairs. (submitted by Marie-Ève Bordeleau) Cree lawyer Marie-Ève Bordeleau has been appointed to a three-year term as commissioner of Indigenous affairs for the City of Montreal. Montreal mayor Valérie Plante made the announcement Wednesday morning, just before unveiling her party’s first budget. Bordeleau’s job will include coming up with a reconciliation strategy for the City of Montreal and advising the mayor and executive on how to build better bridges with Indigenous people living in the city. She will also lead interdepartmental working groups looking into how to...

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Some remote Manitoba First Nations slated to get high-speed internet still don’t have drinkable water

At least 21 of the 48 First Nations to see improved internet connectivity are remote and don’t have year-round roads. As well, boil-water advisories remain in effect in some of those communities. More than 100 rural communities and remote First Nations are likely to get speedier internet by 2019, but some of those very communities continue to struggle for access to clean drinking water. "It’s not surprising some will see internet service before they actually see all the infrastructure that the community needs first or as a priority," said Sheila North, grand chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak. An $83.9...

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Sask.’s only self-run Indigenous police force hopes new federal money will help it keep recruits

New money announced by the federal government on Wednesday is meant to help fund the operation of self-run Indigenous police forces like the File Hills First Nations Police Service in Saskatchewan. (File Hills First Nations Police Service) Guy Quenneville is a web writer and reporter for CBC Saskatoon, previously with CBC North in Yellowknife. He’s not digging the second season of "Stranger Things" as much as the first but is loving "American Vandal," a send-up of True Crime series like "The Jinx." Story tips? Contact him guy.quenneville@cbc.ca The chief of Saskatchewan’s only self-run Indigenous police service says new federal...

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Beyak should not be punished for demanding a broader perspective

Sen. Lynn Beyak was finally expelled from the Conservative Party caucus because “she allowed” racist posts to be placed on her website. More significantly, she refused to remove the offending material when ordered to do so by the Conservative leader. I’m one of the people with an email message posted on her website. In the offending email, I wrote: “some good came from residential schools.” Despite being told by mainstream media, including the CBC, how I should view the history of Canada’s residential schools, I’m not alone in believing that there were some good experiences among the bad in...

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After husky hurt in Iqaluit fox trap, owner pleads to city for action

Nacho, a 30 kilogram husky, was caught in a fox trap inside Iqaluit’s city limits over the holidays. Now, his owner is pleading with city councillors to do something about the traps. (Submitted by Thomas Rohner) Nick Murray Nick Murray is a CBC reporter based in Iqaluit. He got his start with CBC in Fredericton, N.B., after graduating from St. Thomas University’s journalism program. He’s also worked with CBC Sports as a senior web writer during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. You can follow Nick on Twitter at @NickMurray91. An Iqaluit man asked city councillors Tuesday night to review...

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Montreal appoints commissioner of Indigenous affairs

Marie-Ève Bordeleau will serve a three-year term as Montreal’s commissioner of Indigenous affairs. (submitted by Marie-Ève Bordeleau) Cree lawyer Marie-Ève Bordeleau has been appointed to a three-year term as commissioner of Indigenous affairs for the City of Montreal. Montreal mayor Valérie Plante made the announcement Wednesday morning, just before unveiling her party’s first budget. Bordeleau’s job will include coming up with a reconciliation strategy for the City of Montreal and advising the mayor and executive on how to build better bridges with Indigenous people living in the city. She will also lead interdepartmental working groups looking into how to...

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Minimum wage in the N.W.T. to rise to $13.46 per hour, a 96-cent raise for workers

Minimum wage is rising to $13.46 per hour on April 1. Education, Culture and Employment Minister Alfred Moses made the announcement on Wednesday morning. (Peter Scobie/CBC) Minimum wage in the Northwest Territories is set to increase by just under $1 this spring. Wages will rise to $13.46 per hour from $12.50 per hour starting April 1, Education, Culture and Employment Minister Alfred Moses announced Wednesday. This rate is still well below what is considered to be a living wage for the Northwest Territories, according to one study. In 2015, Alternatives North released a report stating workers in Yellowknife need...

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