Canada signs Memorandum of Understanding with 11 First Nations and Alberta towards full implementation of Jordan's Principle

Canada signs Memorandum of Understanding with 11 First Nations and Alberta towards full implementation of Jordan’s Principle

Today the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, along with the signatory Chiefs from Maskwacis, Siksika Nation, Bigstone Cree Nation and Kee Tas Kee ...
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Alberta takes historic step to abolish red tape in health care for First Nations children

Alberta takes historic step to abolish red tape in health care for First Nations children

Representatives of First Nations from Treaties 6, 7 and 8 participated in a signing ceremony of an agreement to fully implement Jordan's Principle in Alberta ...
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Lubicon Lake Band, Canada and Alberta celebrate historic claim settlement

Lubicon Lake Band, Canada and Alberta celebrate historic claim settlement

The settlement includes more than 95 square miles (246 square kilometres) of land and $18 million from Alberta, and $95 million in financial compensation from ...
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Alberta's Lubicon Lake First Nation to ink land deal today with feds, province

Alberta’s Lubicon Lake First Nation to ink land deal today with feds, province

Chief Billy Joe Laboucan speaks about the Lubicon Lake Band agreement in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday October 24, 2018. The Lubicon Lake Band members have ...
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’Deliberate destruction:’ Alberta judge concerned about Indigenous justice

’Deliberate destruction:’ Alberta judge concerned about Indigenous justice

An Alberta judge faced with sentencing a woman for manslaughter last summer expressed concern about how people of Indigenous descent are treated in the courts.Court ...
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Canada: Government Of British Columbia Introduces Indigenous Consent Requirement For Major Projects

On November 5, 2018, the B.C. government introduced Bill 51 – 2018: Environmental Assessment Act (Bill 51), which looks to ...
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Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in British Columbia's Forest Sector

Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in British Columbia’s Forest Sector

The first investment of $600,000 enables Kitselas First Nation to pursue business development activities related to land reclamation and other ...
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Canada, British Columbia and Wet'suwet'en make progress on child and family services

Canada, British Columbia and Wet’suwet’en make progress on child and family services

Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, along with the Honourable Katrine Conroy, British Columbia Minister of Children ...
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Canadian professor working towards inclusion for British Columbia's Indigenous communities

Canadian professor working towards inclusion for British Columbia’s Indigenous communities

Our European immigrant ancestors did an unspeakable number of shitty things to North America's Indigenous peoples. Massacres, rapes, pillaging and ...
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‘Disjointed’ system hinders British Columbia First Nations in wildfire fight

‘Disjointed’ system hinders British Columbia First Nations in wildfire fight

A fragmented system that makes British Columbia responsible for regional districts but gives the federal government authority for First Nations ...
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Manitoba leads way to more Indigenous teachers

Manitoba leads way to more Indigenous teachers

In the not-so-distant past, the education system in Canada was used as a means to indoctrinate and assimilate Indigenous Peoples ...
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New federal investment to strengthen the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women in Manitoba

New federal investment to strengthen the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women in Manitoba

Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, and Robert-Falcon ...
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Class-action lawyer told of 2 coerced sterilizations of Indigenous women in Manitoba

Class-action lawyer told of 2 coerced sterilizations of Indigenous women in Manitoba

Alisa Lombard says she has been told about two Manitoba women who were coerced into sterilization. (Submitted by Alisa Lombard) ...
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Government of Canada Announces Support for Indigenous Languages in Manitoba

Government of Canada Announces Support for Indigenous Languages in Manitoba

This funding, provided through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI), will support 16 community-based projects that include language camps, classes, nests ...
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Women's shelter to open in northern Manitoba First Nation

Women’s shelter to open in northern Manitoba First Nation

The women's shelter in Nelson House, Man., will have space for eight women and their children for as long as ...
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Ontario, Saskatchewan pledge to dismantle internal trade barriers

Ontario, Saskatchewan pledge to dismantle internal trade barriers

Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe meet at Queen's Park in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 ...
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New investments for Indigenous tourism, training, and business development in Saskatchewan

New investments for Indigenous tourism, training, and business development in Saskatchewan

Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, announced investments totalling over $1.5 million from ...
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Saskatchewan government promises to make highway intersections safer in throne speech

Saskatchewan government promises to make highway intersections safer in throne speech

The Saskatchewan government is promising to make highway intersections safer following the deadly bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior ...
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Saskatchewan First Nation won't recognize government jurisdiction over cannabis

Saskatchewan First Nation won’t recognize government jurisdiction over cannabis

The majority of Sakimay First Nation residents recently surveyed by chief and council agreed in favour of the community entering ...
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University of Saskatchewan partners with First Nation on climate change research

University of Saskatchewan partners with First Nation on climate change research

The Okanese First Nation said grass fires caused by drought was one of the reasons they wanted to do the ...
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Ontario child advocate calls cuts 'outrageous,' rallies for office to continue

Ontario child advocate calls cuts ‘outrageous,’ rallies for office to continue

Rachel Gouin, executive director of the Child Welfare League of Canada, said the government is making a mistake by cutting ...
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Supporters of Ontario's child advocate react with 'sadness,' 'frustration,' to news office will be axed

Supporters of Ontario’s child advocate react with ‘sadness,’ ‘frustration,’ to news office will be axed

Ontario's children and youth advocate Irwin Elman has spoken out about many issues relevant to northwestern Ontario over the years, ...
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Ontario establishes strict regulations for licensing and operation of private cannabis stores

Ontario establishes strict regulations for licensing and operation of private cannabis stores

Municipalities to receive $40 million over two years to help with implementation costs of recreational cannabis legalization Ontario has implemented ...
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'We're talking about our children's lives here': Ontario cuts child and youth advocate

‘We’re talking about our children’s lives here’: Ontario cuts child and youth advocate

Ontario's children and youth advocate Irwin Elman. The Ontario government announced Thursday it would be eliminating the child advocate office ...
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Ontario, Saskatchewan pledge to dismantle internal trade barriers

Ontario, Saskatchewan pledge to dismantle internal trade barriers

Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe meet at Queen's Park in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 ...
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Statement - Government of Canada supports Indigenous languages in Quebec

Statement – Government of Canada supports Indigenous languages in Quebec

The funding was provided through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative and will enable the Iakwahwatsiratátie Language Nest to offer 1,700 hours ...
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Preserving, Promoting and Revitalizing Indigenous Languages in Quebec

Preserving, Promoting and Revitalizing Indigenous Languages in Quebec

This funding, provided through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative, will allow the Centre to offer courses in seven Indigenous languages to ...
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Inuk woman sheds light on dramatic impact of poor services in Quebec's far north

Inuk woman sheds light on dramatic impact of poor services in Quebec’s far north

Lucy Kumaluk's brother travelled south decades ago, never to return. He died in Montreal, the same city her son lives ...
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Youth protection officials failed suicidal Salluit teen, Quebec coroner concludes

Youth protection officials failed suicidal Salluit teen, Quebec coroner concludes

Flags in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik's administrative centre, fly at half-mast after a young person died by suicide in late October. (Elias ...
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Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in Quebec's Forest Sector

Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in Quebec’s Forest Sector

Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $330,000 investment for ...
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P.E.I. remembrance ceremony highlights Indigenous contributions to Canada's war efforts

P.E.I. remembrance ceremony highlights Indigenous contributions to Canada’s war efforts

A remembrance ceremony in Charlottetown highlighted Indigenous contributions to Canada's war efforts over the years.The Rotary Club of Charlottetown invited ...
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Indigenous P.E.I. organization presents health findings to province

Indigenous P.E.I. organization presents health findings to province

Lisa Cooper, president and chief of the NCPEI, made a presentation about the health and social challenges faced by off-reserve ...
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Ojibway elder erects monument for Indigenous women on P.E.I.

Ojibway elder erects monument for Indigenous women on P.E.I.

Bobbiwash set up the monument near Confederation Bridge. (Submitted by John Bobbiwash) An Ojibway man on a personal mission to ...
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'Holding Canada to account': Crown-Indigenous minister meets with P.E.I.'s First Nations leaders

‘Holding Canada to account’: Crown-Indigenous minister meets with P.E.I.’s First Nations leaders

'Holding Canada to account': Crown-Indigenous minister meets with P.E.I.'s First Nations leaders More Helping First Nations on their path to ...
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P.E.I. could take 'leading role' on Indigenous rights framework, says chief

P.E.I. could take ‘leading role’ on Indigenous rights framework, says chief

'It's critical the federal government moves forward by building a strong nation-to-nation relationship between Canada and the Mi'kmaq nation within ...
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B.C. children’s watchdog Bernard Richard resigns to head home to New Brunswick

B.C. children’s watchdog Bernard Richard resigns to head home to New Brunswick

B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth Bernard Richard is stepping down effective August 31, 2018. Sixteen months after taking the ...
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Terminally-ill New Brunswick teen behind #BeccaToldMeTo discovers new tumour

RIVERVIEW, N.B. — A New Brunswick teenager with terminal cancer whose hashtag campaign has inspired acts of kindness across the ...
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10 things to do in New Brunswick

10 things to do in New Brunswick

Tthe Acadian Peninsula and its lively communities of Tracadie-Sheila, Caraquet, Shippagan and Lamèque are rich in Acadian culture, cuisine and ...
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New Brunswick set to introduce exotic animal legislation after young brothers’ deaths

New Brunswick set to introduce exotic animal legislation after young brothers’ deaths

The New Brunswick government is introducing legislation to regulate owning exotic animals, four years after two young brothers were killed ...
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New Brunswick, Canada Sets up Crown Corporation to Oversee Legal Cannabis Sales

New Brunswick, Canada Sets up Crown Corporation to Oversee Legal Cannabis Sales

New Brunswick, Canada ’s government has established a Crown corporation which will oversee the sale of recreational cannabis in the ...
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Newfoundland and Labrador not ‘going it alone,’ Williams tells Muskrat Falls Inquiry

Newfoundland and Labrador not ‘going it alone,’ Williams tells Muskrat Falls Inquiry

Muskrat Falls Inquiry co-counsel Barry Learmonth (right) questions former premier Danny Williams during hearings Monday in St. John’s. - Joe ...
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New federal funding will help prevent and address violence against Indigenous women in Newfoundland and Labrador

New federal funding will help prevent and address violence against Indigenous women in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network Inc. is receiving $291,243 for a 36-month project entitled Building Understanding: Strengthening Lives. The project ...
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Liberals want to redesign Newfoundland and Labrador coat of arms

Liberals want to redesign Newfoundland and Labrador coat of arms

MHA Randy Edmunds speaks in favour of redesigning the province’s coat of arms, before vote on a resolution to do ...
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Newfoundland and Labrador creating program for Indigenous law students

Newfoundland and Labrador creating program for Indigenous law students

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball speaks Friday at the province’s second annual Indigenous leaders roundtable. Newfoundland and Labrador has ...
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Newfoundland and Labrador undertaking reconciliation initiatives

Newfoundland and Labrador undertaking reconciliation initiatives

CORNER BROOK, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is undertaking reconciliation initiatives today, including the announcement of a partnership to send ...
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Busting racist myths about Indigenous people in Nova Scotia

Busting racist myths about Indigenous people in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX—As Wab Kinew said in his 2012 Soapbox video — “Canada, if this thing is going to work, there are ...
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Eagle feathers introduced to Nova Scotia court system for legal affirmations

Eagle feathers introduced to Nova Scotia court system for legal affirmations

The eagle feathers now available at Nova Scotia courts were harvested by Mi'kmaq in New Brunswick. Their cases were hand ...
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Nova Scotia RCMP builds force's 1st permanent sweat lodge at Dartmouth headquarters

Nova Scotia RCMP builds force’s 1st permanent sweat lodge at Dartmouth headquarters

The sweat lodge was unveiled and used for the first time on Monday by chiefs and councillors from Nova Scotia ...
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A Canadian first: Nova Scotia RCMP HQ now has a sweat lodge

A Canadian first: Nova Scotia RCMP HQ now has a sweat lodge

A new, permanent sweat lodge sits outside of the Nova Scotia RCMP's headquarters in Dartmouth on Oct. 10, 2018. - ...
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This Week in Nova Scotia History October 1 – 7

This Week in Nova Scotia History October 1 – 7

Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy, left, shares a laugh with Wampum belt carrier Victor Alex, as HRM Mayor Michael Savage takes ...
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Feds move to scrap N.W.T.'s planned land and water superboard, keep 4 regional boards

Feds move to scrap N.W.T.’s planned land and water superboard, keep 4 regional boards

Dominic LeBlanc, minister of Northern Affairs, introduced Bill C-88 in the House of Commons on Thursday. (Jean Laroche/CBC) The federal ...
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N.W.T. communities lobby to host promised new polytechnic university

N.W.T. communities lobby to host promised new polytechnic university

Fort Smith Mayor Lynn Napier-Buckley says she's concerned that too many services in the Northwest Territories are located in Yellowknife, ...
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Researchers aim to limit mercury contamination in N.W.T. fish

Researchers aim to limit mercury contamination in N.W.T. fish

Ekali Lake, near the community of Jean Marie River, Northwest Territories is home to mercury research being conducted by University ...
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As Indigenous patients tell 'horror stories,' minister says changes coming to N.W.T. health care

As Indigenous patients tell ‘horror stories,’ minister says changes coming to N.W.T. health care

N.W.T. Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy says the department plans to roll out promised cultural safety training as ...
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Tour Territory: Little to no consequences for illegal tour operators caught in N.W.T.

Tour Territory: Little to no consequences for illegal tour operators caught in N.W.T.

YNL Tour caters to mainly Taiwanese tourists and clients from Hong Kong. Its owner, Toronto resident Philip Wu, was operating ...
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Nunavut community says Inuit lives need to be protected over polar bear population

Nunavut community says Inuit lives need to be protected over polar bear population

Arivat implemented a polar bear monitoring program in 2010, with the help of the World Wildlife Fund and the government ...
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Nunavut urges new plan to deal with too many polar bears

Nunavut urges new plan to deal with too many polar bears

Inuit hunters, left to right, Meeka Mike, Lew Philip and Joshua Kango skin a polar bear on the ice as ...
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'So many bears': Draft plan says Nunavut polar bear numbers unsafe

‘So many bears’: Draft plan says Nunavut polar bear numbers unsafe

Inuit hunters, left to right, Meeka Mike, Lew Philip and Joshua Kango skin a polar bear on the ice as ...
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’So many bears:’ Report says Nunavut has too many polar bear

’So many bears:’ Report says Nunavut has too many polar bear

Inuit hunters, left to right, Meeka Mike, Lew Philip and Joshua Kango skin a polar bear on the ice as ...
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‘So many bears:’ Draft plan says Nunavut’s polar bear population is unsafe

‘So many bears:’ Draft plan says Nunavut’s polar bear population is unsafe

There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says ...
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Hemp and hops: Yukon brewery experiments with new ingredient

Hemp and hops: Yukon brewery experiments with new ingredient

Yukon Brewing has signed a deal with an Ontario company that promises a new invention; the brewery plans to start ...
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On the land, and beyond trauma: A Yukon educator's healing journey

On the land, and beyond trauma: A Yukon educator’s healing journey

Melanie Bennett's parents Hilda Titus and Ced Carr in 1963 with baby Carol Carr. (Carol McCourt) This story is part ...
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Support Peel watershed protection 'one last time,' say Yukon environmental groups

Support Peel watershed protection ‘one last time,’ say Yukon environmental groups

Julia Duchesne, who works in public outreach with Yukon Conservation Society, wears a 'Protect the Peel' hoodie. The group is ...
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New youth group home will replace 2 set to close, Yukon gov't says

New youth group home will replace 2 set to close, Yukon gov’t says

'We have to ensure that we provide the necessary supports,' said Social Services Minister Pauline Frost, in the Legislature on ...
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Trial begins for man accused of sexual assault during Yukon's Sourdough Rendezvous

Trial begins for man accused of sexual assault during Yukon’s Sourdough Rendezvous

Lorenzo Gil Morales is on trial in Yukon Territorial court this week on multiple sex-related charges. He has pleaded not ...
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