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Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay ‘enthusiastic’ about building relationship with police, focus groups find

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Despite feeling “somewhat jaded,” Indigenous young people in Thunder Bay are “engaged” and “very enthusiastic’ about the prospect of changing the relationship between their community and the police service in the northwestern Ontario city. Leisa Desmoulins, a professor at Lakehead University, is consulting with Thunder Bay police on their change …

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Fish farm on Cape Breton reserve pairs up with Cooke Aquaculture

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The We’koqma’q First Nation in Cape Breton is partnering with fish farming giant Cooke Aquaculture to help with the sales and marketing of the reserve’s Bras d’Or Lakes steelhead trout. We’koqma’q First Nation Chief Rod Googoo says he’s excited about the partnership with Cooke Aquaculture and hopes the marketing of the steelhead …

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Thousands gather to celebrate culture at Squamish Nation Youth Powwow

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The three-day event featured food, vendors, dance, and the crowning of this year’s powwow princesses.  Thousands visited the Squamish Nation’s Elders Centre in West Vancouver this past weekend for the nation’s 32nd annual Youth Powwow. The three-day event featured food, vendors, dance, and the crowning of this year’s powwow princesses.  Six-year-old …

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