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2 Wolastoqey bands sue federal government over access to snow crab fishery


Two First Nations in New Brunswick have filed a lawsuit against the Canadian government over access to the commercial snow crab fishery. Two Wolastoqey communities were granted a temporary allocation for snow crab in 2017 because of a quota increase that year but they haven’t had access since then. (Submitted …

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Chief says removal of RCMP officer from Pelican Narrows best for both parties


Chief of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation says removal best for both parties involved. A frame of a video circulating online where an RCMP officer can be heard swearing at a man while he is being arrested in the community of Pelican Narrows on June 30, 2019. (Facebook.com/Jay C Morin) Saskatchewan …

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Grand chief ends hunger strike as Algonquin, government reach deal on former U.S. embassy site


The federal government has reached a deal with the grand chief of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation, who held a hunger and hydration strike for 41 hours over the future of the former U.S. embassy in Ottawa. Grand Chief Verna Polson of the Algonquin Anishinabeg, has been on a hunger and …

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Linklater hopes to inspire Indigenous youth as new face of Nike ‘Rezball’ campaign


A Cree athlete from Saskatchewan is being featured in a new international campaign for Nike athletic gear. Michael Linklater is from the Thunderchild First Nation in Saskatchewan. He is now the face of Nike’s N7 collection. (Nike) Saskatchewan Rattler Michael Linklater, who plays in the Canadian Elite Basketball League, is …

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Indigenous-led group eyes majority stake in Trans Mountain


An Indigenous-led group plans to offer to buy a majority stake in the Trans Mountain oil pipeline from the federal government this week or next — a deal that could help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mitigate election-year criticism from environmentalists. Steel pipe to be used in the oil pipeline construction …

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Tsilhqot’in roadblock halts Taseko mine work on land it considers sacred


An Indigenous road block has stopped workers and equipment heading to do preliminary work on a proposed copper and gold mine in the Chilcotin, west of Williams Lake, according to protesters. Tŝilhqot’in Tribal Chief Joe Alphonse, centre, speaks with an unidentified official from Taseko Mines during a roadblock in the Chilcotin Tuesday. ( Tŝilhqot’in …

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UBC fined $1.2M for releasing ammonia into Fraser River tributary Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued hefty fines to the University of British Columbia and CIMCO Refrigeration for releasing ammonia-laden water into a tributary of the Fraser River in Vancouver. According to a written statement, UBC was fined $1.2 …

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Tsilhqot’in Nation plans peaceful action to protect two sacred lakes from mining


Tsilhqot’in Nation leaders say Taseko Mines Ltd. does not have the nation’s consent to begin using logging and road-clearing equipment to proceed with investigative work around the site of a proposed mine west of Williams Lake. First Nations protest Taseko Mines outside of federal court in Vancouver in 2017. (CBC) …

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6 Inuit guardian groups to receive $4.3M in federal funding


Six Inuit organizations will receive $4.3 million in federal funding for a variety of environmental stewardship programs. A wild caribou roams the tundra near the Meadowbank Gold Mine in Nunavut. Six Inuit organizations will receive federal funding through the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program, including one that aims to use traditional knowledge …

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Governments say glyphosate is safe, but some say ‘poison’ is being sprayed on northern forests


For Gerry Vautour it started with complaints from his customers. “I had bear hunters up here at the time and these helicopters flew over top of them and were spraying on them,” remembers the owner of East Bull Lake Wilderness Resort north of Massey. “I felt it was my responsibility …

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