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Meet 5 Indigenous youth who are spreading hope in communities on World Suicide Prevention Day


The youth are among over 30 Ambassadors of Hope at We Matter, an Indigenous youth-led non-profit. Chyler Justine, 17, is one of We Matter’s Ambassadors of Hope. (Nadya Kwandibens/Red Works Photography) Sept. 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s an important day for Indigenous youth involved with We Matter, an Indigenous …

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BEYOND LOCAL: The need for diversity to push boundaries in tech…


This article, written by Malinda S. Smith, University of Alberta, originally appeared on The Conversation and is published here with permission: Earlier this year, NASA’s plan to conduct a historic joint spacewalk of two female astronauts outside the International Space Station was thwarted because the station did not have space …

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Scheer should break with Harper’s approach to Indigenous peoples, says AFN national chief


Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer should signal he won’t copy former prime minister Stephen Harper’s approach to the relationship between Ottawa and Indigenous Canadians, says Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde.

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Indigenous groups seek autonomous cannabis taxing


A handful of Indigenous-owned businesses are licensed by Health Canada to grow marijuana or have secured provincial approval to retail marijuana products. Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press Canada’s First Nations are crafting a plan for a separate cannabis regulatory regime that they will present to Ottawa by the spring − no …

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A Supercharged Marine Heat Wave Is Roasting The Pacific


Image: NOAA Ocean temperatures have skyrocketed in the northeast Pacific, ushering in conditions reminiscent of 2015. In other words, the Blob is back, and it could spell trouble for wildlife and fisheries from Alaska to California, according to data scientists with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released …

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Threats, abuse move from online to real world, McKenna now requires…


Ok so I went to their website and looked for their platform Here is what they say is their enviromental plan I) ENVIRONMENT 53. Environmental Principles In order to have a strong economy and maintain good health, Canada must have strong, coordinated and achievable environmental policies. The Conservative Party believes …

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Honour human rights tribunal ruling on compensation for Indigenous kids in care, Manitoba leaders tell feds


In a decision delivered Friday, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the federal government to pay $40,000 to each child who was in child and family services care on reserve at any point from Jan.1, 2006, to a date to be determined by the tribunal. In a decision delivered Friday, the Canadian Human Rights …

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Ottawa faces paying billions in compensation following ruling on First Nations child welfare


Ottawa must pay potentially billions of dollars in compensation to First Nations children harmed by the on-reserve child welfare system, following a Friday ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that also called for payments to some of their parents and grandparents. 

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