Top stories of 2019 – July-December

JULY 2019 1 – Marnie McBean was named chef de mission of Canada’s Olympic team for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. The Toronto rower is a three-time Olympic gold medallist. 1 – Jamal Murray’s breakout NBA season paid off. The 22 year old from Kitchener, Ont., agreed to a five-year, …

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Morneau on economic fears: Recession-smeshion

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau makes an announcement on lowering taxes for the middle class in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Justin Tang/CP) Welcome to a sneak peek of the Maclean’s Politics Insider newsletter. Sign-up at the bottom of the page …

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Aviaq Johnston, Richard Van Camp among finalists for CODE Burt Awards for Indigenous young adult literature

Books Aviaq Johnston, Richard Van Camp among finalists for CODE Burt Awards for Indigenous young adult literature The $6,000 awards recognize the best YA book by a First Nations, Inuit or Métis author. One award is for English language works and one award is for books in an Indigenous language. …

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OAS Secretary General Wraps Up Canadian Visit; Commits to Helping NWAC…

OTTAWA, ON / ACCESSWIRE / December 9, 2019 / “We need special action to assure a right to life … security … health and education for Native people in Canada. Those are basic rights assured to all Canadians – and they didn’t need a plan of action to be implemented. …

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Free financial literacy services proposed as part of First Nations child welfare compensation order

The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society has lined up help from the Royal Bank of Canada as part of its proposal on how to distribute compensation to First Nations children taken from their families and communities through the on-reserve child welfare system.

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SCO responds to 2019 Federal Speech from the Throne

Press Release December 6, 2019 ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — Southern Chiefs’ Organization expresses its response to a few key areas of the 2019 Speech from the Throne, which opened the first session of the 43rd Parliament of Canada by the Liberal Minority government yesterday on December 5, 2019. …

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First Nations Leadership Council calls for immediate state of emergency over Big Bar landslide

First Nations leaders want all obstructions remaining from the landslide to be removed within the next 60 days. The rock slide narrowed the river, creating a five-metre waterfall that prevented many migrating salmon from getting through to their spawning grounds. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is …

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Plans being made to move Kashechewan, but not fast enough for frustrated flood-prone First Nation

Pushing through the brush and stepping over fallen trees, Stephane Friday looks around and smiles. “It’s my first time here,” says the 25-year-old from Kashechewan First Nation, about 30 km north of this stand of bush on the side of the Albany River.  “I’m just embracing it. Just looking at …

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Project Manager

The Mamow Ahyamowen partnership is seeking a full time Project Manager for one year with the potential for contract renewal. The position will be hosted by Dr. Jennifer Walker, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health at Laurentian University. About the Position: The successful candidate will take direction from the Mamow …

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