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Andrew Scheer must put First Nations issues back on the agenda
Red Deer Advocate (subscription)
Indigenous issues didn't play a large part in the recent federal Conservative leadership race. They were mentioned but took a back seat to other matters. But Conservatives must understand that indigenous issues are of vital concern to all Canadians.

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Northern Ontario Business

Watay Power gets a federal funding jolt
Northern Ontario Business
Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler praised Ottawa on its “tremendous achievement” in providing funding to construct a power line to reach Pikangikum First Nation. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Minister Carolyn Bennett was in ...

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CBC.ca

First Nations girls signed to elite US hockey program
CBC.ca
First Nations girls signed to elite U.S. hockey program ... The girls hail from Pimicikamak (Cross Lake), Norway House Cree Nation, Berens River First Nation, Birdtail Souix First Nation and Naotkamegwanning First Nation, which is in northwestern ...


CBC.ca

Gambler First Nation forms unique partnership with oil firm
CBC.ca
"It's going to change the way we do business with First Nations across Canada because they will have a major role in their oil production, their money management, so it's a benefit that I see very beneficial for Elcano and Gambler working together ...


CBC.ca

National Indigenous Firefighters Competition wraps up in New Brunswick
CBC.ca
'We're all First Nations and it's nice to see different … tribes come together as one and become friends.' - Jason Moulton. Along with the extra training, the firefighting competition also gives the association a chance to meet for its annual general ...

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Change Is Coming: Canada's Move Away from the 141 Year Old Indian Act
Indian Country Today Media Network
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Jody Wilson-Raybould's historic announcement of a move away from the 141 year old Indian Act had to have left some Assembly of First Nations (AFN), and provincial Indigenous leaders scratching their ...

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Red Deer Advocate (subscription)

First Nation wants public art taken down
Red Deer Advocate (subscription)
On Tuesday, Kevin Littlelight of the Tsuu T'ina First Nation lambasted the sculpture by New York artist Del Geist, which is called “Bowfort Towers” and is located near Canada Olympic Park. Littlelight called the sculpture — consisting of steel ...

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First Nation wants controversial sculpture by New York artist taken down
Nanaimo News NOW (press release)
On Tuesday, Kevin Littlelight of the Tsuu T'ina First Nation lambasted the sculpture by New York artist Del Geist, which is called "Bowfort Towers" and is located near Canada Olympic Park. Littlelight called the sculpture — consisting of steel ...

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Hill Times (subscription)

Time to eliminate gender discrimination in Indian registration, First Nation women deserve equality
Hill Times (subscription)
I invite the prime minister to use the same reasoning, principles, and values with regard to First Nations women and their rights in Bill S-3: An Act to Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration). ... This action will ...

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CBC.ca

First Nations people 5 times more likely to overdose in BC, data shows
CBC.ca
"But ... the First Nations Health Authority, they were asking for us to collect that data. So now coroners, at every reported death, have to ask: 'Did this individual identify as Aboriginal or Indigenous and, if so, did they identify as First Nation ...

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Kwantlen First Nation to Build Healing Lodge In Defiance of Kinder Morgan
The Runner
Bige hopes that, by building this lodge in the path of the pipeline, the Kwantlen First Nation sends the message that the territories on which the pipeline is being built are still utilized by First Nations who have not ceded their territorial rights ...


National Observer

Canada falling short on Trudeau's pledge to help Indigenous children, advocates say
National Observer
In 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that the federal government discriminates against First Nations children and families living on reserves by denying them equal child and family services to those received by other children. ... lead ...

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REMOVAL AND DEPORTATION - Removal from Canada - Removal order - Humanitarian and compassionate grounds
The Lawyer's Daily (subscription)
She was a member of the Gwich'in First Nation (Inuvik) by virtue of her maternal lineage. Her mother was ... He took steps to ensure his child remained connected with her Aboriginal culture, including enrolling her in an afterschool First Nations Study ...


JWN

Supreme Court of Canada confirms First Nations have no veto power over resource projects
JWN
On the other hand, last week Premier John Horgan issued a mandate to Scott Fraser, minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, to work with First Nations “to establish a clear, cross-government vision of reconciliation to guide the adoption of ...

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TVO

Courts lay down the law on government's duty to consult Indigenous communities
TVO
A three-pack of recent court decisions has clarified the rules around the government's obligation to consult First Nations when permitting resource projects on Indigenous territory, and has sharply criticized the federal and Ontario governments for ...

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Supreme Court makes it clear. Indigenous peoples can't veto pipelines: Walkom
Toronto Star
At the heart of this is the fact treaties signed between Indigenous nations and the Crown are part of Canada's constitution. The courts have long held that this alone requires the government to consult with First ... “The duty to consult does not ...

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Photos: Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week makes opening-night statement with lineup of local designers
Straight.com
Aboriginal models, embodying the First Nations' Four Directions pedagogy, open Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week's first show. ... From the opening words by Tsleil-Waututh First Nation representative Rueben George to the spoken poetry by artist Ronnie ...

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The Guardian

First Nations leader urges Canada to prosecute 'out of hand' hate speech
The Guardian
Amid growing online attacks on Canada's indigenous peoples – laced with vitriol, stereotypes and even death threats – a prominent First Nations leader is urging the government to crack down on hate speech. “It's getting out of hand,” said Chief Bobby ...

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Net Newsledger

ORC Day – Wholesale legislative review is required
Net Newsledger
REGINA – Earlier today the Supreme Court of Canada released its ruling concerning the Chippewas of the Thames First Nations, which found that the Crown had satisfied its duty to consult the Chippewas of the Thames in respect of flow-reversals and ...

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Anishinabek Nation Leadership will continue supporting Chippewas of the Thames First Nation's Line 9B plight
Manitoulin Expositor
ANISHINABEK NATION, NIPISSING FIRST NATION HEAD OFFICE (July 26, 2017)—The Supreme Court of Canada has issued its ruling in favour of the National Energy Board's (NEB) approval of Enbridge's Line 9B plan to reverse the flow of Line 9B, part of an ...

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CBC.ca

Chippewas of the Thames vow to continue pipeline fight
CBC.ca
Newly elected Chippewas of the Thames First Nation chief Myeengun Henry says he is disappointed after Canada's highest court dismissed a legal challenge from his community to stop Enbridge from reversing the flow of crude oil on the controversial Line ...

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Toronto Star

Federal funding changes will help build more projects, First Nations leaders say
Toronto Star
By Jennifer GrahamThe Canadian Press. Tues., July 25, 2017. REGINA—First ... The federal government announced Tuesday that First Nations will now be able to carry funding from year-to-year, instead of having to return money if a project wasn't ...

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London Free Press

First Nations community in battle over aging pipeline running through traditional land
London Free Press
“The decision is crucial to Canada. It's going to be a decision that talks about traditional territory and consultation with First Nations,” Myeengun Henry, the newly elected chief of the First Nation, located about 30 kilometres southwest of London ...

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The McGill Daily (blog)

Sports | North American Indigenous Games take place in Toronto
The McGill Daily (blog)
The 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) took place last week from July 16 to 23, on the traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat Nation, Metis Nation of Ontario, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Mississaugas of Scugog Island ...

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New York Times

Canada's Treaty Payments: Meager Reminder of a Painful History
New York Times
Last increased from three dollars in 1875, the annual payments are a potent symbol of the complex legal relationship between aboriginal groups, known as First Nations, and the Canadian government — and a reminder of Canada's long record of broken ...

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VICE News

A repeat crisis
VICE News
Dozens of youth from remote reserves have taken their own lives this year alone. No level of government is tracking exact numbers nationally, but sky-high suicide rates among Inuit, Métis, and First Nations in Canada have been well-documented over many ...

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Power Struggle

Breaking tradition
Power Struggle
In its landmark 1997 Delgamuukw decision, the Supreme Court of Canada defined Aboriginal rights as communal in nature, meaning that all members of a First Nation should have a say. So when news of a confidential deal ... But even within First Nations ...

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BCBusiness

Have energy companies made secret deals with BC First Nations leaders?
BCBusiness
In its landmark 1997 Delgamuukw decision, the Supreme Court of Canada defined aboriginal rights as communal in nature, meaning that all members of a First Nation should have a say. So when news of a confidential deal breaks, it's common for community ...

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Winnipeg Sun

Feds should revamp First Nations tax exemptions
Winnipeg Sun
While the limitation rankles many First Nations people, tobacco exemptions have climbed to 23% of the province's entire tobacco tax revenues. The ongoing exemption of tobacco taxes has perverse outcomes. Aboriginals smoke more than other Canadians, ...


CBC.ca

'Imperative' that axed court workers return to Watson Lake, says chief
CBC.ca
First Nation chief decries cuts. The Liard First Nation's new chief George Morgan said cutting court support workers is unacceptable. "First Nations people come into contact with the justice system at six times the national average," Morgan said. Liard ...

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