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Don't be fooled by Trudeau's First Nations charm offensive. The Liberals' real agenda will be decided behind closed ...
rabble.ca (blog)
Liberal promises of Indigenous policy reform seem so progressive, especially in contrast to the Harper decade, which featured funding cuts and the denial of Aboriginal and Treaty rights. The Trudeau government also purchased some good ... Last summer ...

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teleSUR English

Canadian First Nations Battle Pipelines on Ground, in Court
teleSUR English
The First Nations have launched fundraisers and ran an event last week to cover legal fees, while the companies behind the pipeline have even been subsidized by the Canadian government., The Sierra Club will soon release a study on how the government ...


Time to recognize Indigenous people as one of Canada's founders: Steward
Toronto Star
As we celebrate the 150th year of Confederation surely it is time to recognize that Aboriginal Peoples are intrinsic to what we are as a country. It would be a symbolic gesture but it would go a long way to recognizing and embracing the idea that First ...

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CBC.ca

'It's all Mi'kmaq land': Why First Nations claim PEI as their own
CBC.ca
There are two First Nations with lands many of the Island's Mi'kmaq people call home: Lennox Island First Nation near Tyne Valley, about 540 hectares and home to more about 400 people, and the offshoot Abegweit First Nation in Scotchfort, Rocky Point ...

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Toronto Star

Minister calls rate of First Nations fire deaths 'horrific,' says feds will take action
Toronto Star
The federal government will once again track fire-related deaths in Canada's First Nations communities, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said on Monday. She also committed to creating an indigenous fire ... First Nations people who live on ...

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Toronto Star

Fire and death in Canada's First Nations
Toronto Star
For the more than 328,000 First Nations people who live on reserve, the chances of dying in a house fire are 10.4 times higher than in the rest of the country, according to a 2007 Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. report, compiled when the government ...


CBC.ca

New YMCA on Membertou First Nation sign of Indigenous people's healing
CBC.ca
The grand opening of a YMCA branch on Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia could be the beginning of a nation-wide healing journey for Indigenous people, says the CEO of YMCA Canada. Peter Dinsdale, who is Anishinaabe from Curve Lake, Ont., was ...

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Toward Reconciliation

Why the only First Nation in Canada to win an Aboriginal title claim is still fighting to protect their land
Toward Reconciliation
Discourse Media spent two months investigating First Nations land rights and governance issues, particularly where these issues clash with, or influence, resource development proposals. Our investigation focused on the Gitxsan Nation, who in 1997 ...


National Post

Judge rules against federal government, sides with First Nation survivors of infamous '60s Scoop
National Post
The lead plaintiff in the Ontario action, Marcia Brown Martel, 53, is a member of the Temagami First Nation near Kirkland Lake, Ont. She was adopted by a non-aboriginal couple in 1972 at age nine and later discovered the Canadian government had ...

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National Post

On cross-country tour, Trudeau hears growing anger and frustration from indigenous Canadians
National Post
Horrible!,” said a woman in Winnipeg who said she was a member of the Ebb and Flow First Nation, a community of about 2,000 near the northern edge of Lake Manitoba. “We live in third world conditions in our First Nations communities and that has to ...

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The Guardian

Donor pledges C$380000 for suicide prevention in First Nations community
The Guardian
A private donor is being lauded by aboriginal leaders for stepping in “where the government of Canada has failed” after anonymously pledging C$380,000 to provide mental health workers for a suicide-stricken First Nations community in northern Ontario.

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CBC.ca

'It's ... insulting,' Mi'kmaq warrior chief says of Canada's 150th celebration
CBC.ca
As Canada celebrates its 150th year of Confederation, Mi'kmaq Warrior Chief John Levi says First Nations people are still struggling with poverty and he's made a call to action to remind the country of its shortcomings. "Where we are right now, like ...

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Ottawa Citizen

After two more children commit suicide, First Nations leaders demand support from federal government
Ottawa Citizen
She said Health Canada has worked with First Nations to develop a mental wellness framework “and we intend to continue to support that.” The government, she said, is investing $24 million in Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which is in the area where Wapekeka is ...

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Aljazeera.com

Canada's Indigenous call for national suicide strategy
Aljazeera.com
"We don't have necessarily a flexible fund that we hold back for different projects." First Nations leaders condemned that response, and have since called on the federal government to develop a national strategy to combat the suicide crisis. "When is ...

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Net Newsledger

First Nations Suicide Crisis Needs Immediate Action
Net Newsledger
The 1996 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) issued a separate report 'Choosing Life' in 1995 on the suicide crisis. In 2001, then National Chief Matthew Coon Come and Health Minister Allan Rock appointed a Suicide Prevention ... “In a year ...

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Intercontinental Cry

One Year and Counting: A review of PM Trudeau's relationship with Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Intercontinental Cry
On the top of his list was the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), increasing funding to First Nations education programs and fully ...

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The Globe and Mail

Can Joseph Boyden make amends with First Nations?
The Globe and Mail
Drew Hayden Taylor is an award-winning playwright and author who lives on the Curve Lake First Nation in Central Ontario. On Tuesday, I was in ... As Canada's literary darling for several years, he found himself in the midst of a maelstrom of publicity ...

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CBC.ca

Northern Ontario First Nations take TransCanada to court over pipeline work
CBC.ca
Ginoogaming and Aroland First Nations have filed a motion for an injunction against TransCanada PipeLines, Canada and the National Energy Board, after receiving notice the company plans to conduct so-called "integrity digs" on land within the First ...

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MetroNews Canada

2 Ontario First Nations suing TransCanada over pipeline consultation process
MetroNews Canada
Aroland First Nation and Ginoogaming First Nation's suit says TransCanada must expand the pipeline consultation process to include maintenance operations in accordance with their Aboriginal Treaty Rights. ... "Neither the NEB nor Canada has required ...

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Winnipeg Free Press

First Nation chiefs take legal action over pipeline replacement
Winnipeg Free Press
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC), the province's largest First Nations political group, filed a petition for a judicial review Dec. 27 with the Federal Court of Appeal, naming the attorney general of Canada and Enbridge Pipelines Inc. as respondents.

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National Post

'Do you think Crazy Horse checked his warriors' status cards?' The fight over Joseph Boyden's Indigenous heritage
National Post
Following the explosive allegation questioning Canadian author Joseph Boyden's Indigenous identity, debate surges in aboriginal circles over whether Boyden is really one of them. “Do you think Crazy Horse checked his ... for the Assembly of First ...

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Free Speech Radio News

First Nations communities take Canadian government to Supreme Court over fossil fuel projects
Free Speech Radio News
Do we want to be a nation that takes our obligations to First Nations and Indigenous peoples seriously?” asks Hasan. “Or do we want to be a nation that allows governmental bodies and industry proponents to reduce Aboriginal rights to basically a ...

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Manitoulin Expositor

Cancer Care Canada study confirms dismal First Nation cancer survival rates
Manitoulin Expositor
Using four national administrative databases, the study authors from Cancer Care Ontario (the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario and Statistics Canada) estimated cancer survival in First Nations across Canada from 1992 to 2009 and compared it to ...

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Toronto Star

First Nation's leaders call for housing funding in wake of fire that killed 5
Toronto Star
Meanwhile, Arnold Lazare, the president of the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada, said his organization is working to implement a new national reporting system that will track what is happening in all First Nations communities across the ...

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National Post

More talks, instead of action, from the federal government 'is beyond sickening, it's neglectful,' critic says
National Post
Trudeau and leaders from the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Taparit Kanatami and the Metis National Council met on Parliament Hill Thursday morning where they agreed that Trudeau and his ministers would meet regularly over the coming years with ...

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CBC.ca

First Nations adult cancer survival shows major gap
CBC.ca
First Nation adults in Canada have much poorer five-year survival from cancer than non-Aboriginals, according to what researchers call the first national study. Researchers estimated cancer survival in First Nations across Canada from 1992 to 2009 and ...


Study finds poorer cancer survival among First Nation adults in Canada
Canada NewsWire (press release)
TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention has found that First Nations in Canada have significantly poorer five-year survival from cancer than non-Aboriginals. The study is the first ...


National Post

Unheralded committee seeks 'monumental change' to the way First Nations get billions in federal funds
National Post
OTTAWA – A small committee of federal politicians and indigenous leaders is quietly figuring out how to pull off one of the most radical changes to the way Canada deals with its First Nations since the passage of The Indian Act. The committee's ...

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Ottawa Business Journal

Quebec First Nation lays claim to downtown Ottawa, including LeBreton Flats development land
Ottawa Business Journal
The statement of claim says that, although the band signed agreements with various other First Nations and European countries, all those agreements were made on the basis of the band retaining its land. Since then, the band says, Canada has wrongly ...

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Huffington Post Canada

First Nation Lays Land Claim Over Parliament Hill
Huffington Post Canada
The statement of claim says that although the band signed agreements with various other First Nations and European countries, all those agreements were made on the basis of the band retaining its land. Since then, the band says, Canada has wrongly used ...

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