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indiablooms

Ending violence against Indigenous women and girls is our priority ...
indiablooms
Aboriginal peoples of Canada south of the Arctic and known as the First Nations. They include Inuit and the Métis,the latter being an ethnicity that developed ...

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Sputnik International

Canadian First Nations Reserve Bars Outsiders to Help Stop Drug Flow
Sputnik International
In the Kainai First Nation's home province of Alberta, overdoses rose 110 percent within the span of two years, with 343 people dying from the drug in 2016. In the neighboring province of British Columbia, the number of overdoses rose from 80 in 1990 ...


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Pilgrimage for Indigenous rights brings First Nations, allies together at Perth rally
www.insideottawavalley.com/
The first major speaker of the evening was former Ontario lieutenant governor James K. Bartleman. A member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, north of Toronto, Bartleman, who long represented Canada as an ambassador abroad, said that ...

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Globalnews.ca

Ontario Children's Aid Societies call for inquest into aboriginal youth deaths
Globalnews.ca
TORONTO – The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies is joining a call for a coroner's inquest into the recent deaths of aboriginal youth living in group homes in the province. First Nations in Ontario and the Provincial Advocate for Children ...

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Yahoo News Canada (blog)

'They're thinking out of the box': Siksika First Nation, other Indigenous communities, welcome new businesses
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
Siksika First Nation will soon have a Subway franchise, one of many businesses popping up in First Nations communities across Canada. Business leaders and Indigenous members who gathered Thursday in Calgary for a conference on Aboriginal economic ...

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MetroNews Canada

Fire that killed five on Ontario First Nation started by child, police say
MetroNews Canada
That program, called Amber's Fire Safety Campaign, is named for the 6-month-old Amber Strang, a toddler from Pikangikum First Nation who died along with eight other people in a house fire there a year ago. The Amber campaign focuses on teaching kids ...

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The Globe and Mail

How to improve Indigenous health? Address jurisdictional disputes
The Globe and Mail
In 2017, there remains a health-care system in Canada excluded from the shelter of the 1984 Canada Health Act. Funded by the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada (FNIHB), Canada's 14th health-care system operates outside of the ...


Turtle Island News

First Nation leader says Toronto Caribbean Carnival disrespecting indigenous regalia
Turtle Island News
OTTAWA (May 3, 2017) — The Assembly of First Nations Women's Council chair is calling on the Toronto Caribbean Carnival to withdraw a traditional Indigenous headdress and outfit from this year's festival, saying it is disrespectful to indigenous people.


Toronto Star

Ottawa backs fire safety legislation for First Nations
Toronto Star
The federal government supports creating new legislation governing fire protection and prevention services on First Nations reserves across the country, Bennett's office confirmed. “We will continue to work in full co-operation with the Aboriginal ...

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Globalnews.ca

BC aboriginal leaders seek overdose death data
Globalnews.ca
Grand Chief Ed John, Hereditary Chief of Tl'azt'en First Nation and political executive of the First Nations Summit, responds to the Mt. Polley tailings pond breach report during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday February 3, 2015. First ...

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The Province

Canada 150: Okanagan writer focuses on First Nations education
The Province
Jeannette Christine Armstrong is a powerful literary voice of conscience for her First Nation, for aboriginal peoples everywhere, for British Columbia and for Canada. She was born on the Penticton Indian Reserve in 1948 and lives there still. It has ...


CBC.ca

In search for alternatives to jail, special court to open on First Nation
CBC.ca
Mi'kmaq people in the neighbouring Cape Breton First Nations of Wagmatcook and Waycobah who find themselves in trouble with the law will soon have a specialty court they can go to in their own community. The creation of a new Aboriginal Wellness and ...

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TVO

How Canada set up Aboriginal treaties to keep First Nations down
TVO
This severely limits First Nations' political power in Canada. It also creates very few incentives for the federal government to work with First Nations to pass legislation recognizing and affirming Aboriginal and treaty rights throughout the country ...

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Sault Star

First Nations never consulted on international border pacts
Sault Star
On March 27, a B.C. judge ruled that members of a First Nation declared extinct by Canada, but alive and well in the U.S., have an Aboriginal right to hunt on their Canadian lands. The recognition of cross-border Aboriginal rights existing for American ...


Lake Cowichan Gazette

Reconciliation with First Nations the goal for Cowichan candidates
Lake Cowichan Gazette
Developing authentic relationships built on trust and understanding is essential to reconciliation with First Nations, and reconciliation must be a priority for all of us according to Green candidate Sonia Furstenau. “First Nation communities have been ...

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CBC.ca

Income, not just poor housing, tied to First Nations respiratory ailments, StatsCan says
CBC.ca
While much has been made of the links between mouldy, overcrowded houses and the health of First Nations people, a new report released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday suggests that income level is even more important. ... for respiratory tract ...


MetroNews Canada

'We definitely need to listen to them:' First National Gathering of Elders coming to Edmonton
MetroNews Canada
... and have invited leaders from 623 First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities to participate in the gathering, which will provide an opportunity to discuss issues like reconciliation and climate change and learn about other indigenous cultures and ...

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Brock Press

This land is our land: Indigenous Perspectives on Canada 150
Brock Press
Indigenous people have lived in North America for at least 12,000 years and possibly longer. First Nations peoples are the original inhabitants of Canada who lived here for thousands of years before explorers arrived from Europe. There are over 700,000 ...


Niagarathisweek.com

150th anniversary lays bare anger of indigenous Canadians not invited to first party
Niagarathisweek.com
The very paradox in Confederation, former prime minister Paul Martin said in a 2013 lecture given in its cradle of Charlottetown, “is that the First Peoples of this land, the First Nations, the Métis Nation, and Inuit whose ancestors had been here ...


Regina Leader-Post

A feast of culture: First Nations cuisine on the rise
Regina Leader-Post
Dickie Yuzicapi, The Sioux Chef, poses for a portrait at the First Nations University of Canada in Regina. TROY FLEECE / Regina Leader-Post. Share Adjust Comment Print ... His first teacher was his great-grandmother on the Okanese First Nation. “I was ...

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Winnipeg Free Press

Crisis team to the rescue
Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba First Nations have rolled out the first provincewide indigenous mobile crisis team in response to last year's wave of youth suicide crises in the north. "We are pleased ... BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Protesters have been peacefully ...

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Toronto Star

First Nations demand inquest into fire-related deaths in northern Ontario
Toronto Star
One year after six adults and three children died in a house fire in the Pikangikum First Nation, indigenous leaders are demanding the province conduct an inquest into fire-related deaths on reserves in northern Ontario. Last week, Grand Chief Alvin ...

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Attawapiskat First Nation refuses to address its problems
Troy Media
ANTIGONISH, N.S. Mar. 26, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Attawapiskat is emblematic of so many First Nations that need the money and jobs that come with developing resource partnerships yet waste these opportunities. Attawapiskat First Nation – an isolated ...

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CBC.ca

Advocates once again push federal government to comply with First Nations child welfare ruling
CBC.ca
First Nations child advocates are before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in Ottawa again this week, trying to force the federal government to abide by an order to provide equitable funding for child and family services on reserves. In a landmark ...

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rabble.ca (blog)

Don't be fooled by Trudeau's First Nations charm offensive. The Liberals' real agenda will be decided behind closed ...
rabble.ca (blog)
So, while band councils and their staff go from one consultation workshop to another after being ignored so many years by Ottawa, the PMO and the AFN National Chief's Office have been busy negotiating how the Trudeau government's Indigenous policy ...

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The Province

Joseph Quesnel: Custom election rules may lead to abuse of power among First Nations
The Province
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as he is joined by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Caroly Bennett, left, and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould, right, as they take part in the National Aboriginal ...


TheTyee.ca

First Nations Aren't Waiting for Ottawa to Start Conversation on Fixing Substandard Housing
TheTyee.ca
Feedback from provincial meetings like this week's in Victoria will determine a draft action plan for moving forward with a Canada-wide First Nations housing strategy, including potential roles and responsibilities for any First Nation housing ...


Salmon Arm Observer

Saving a Culture: First Nations fight for survival
Salmon Arm Observer
As an author, historian and leader in B.C.'s indigenous community, her words and thoughts are meant to enlighten people about the injustice suffered by First Nations' people. ... Sellars has written two books, They Called Me Number One, a memoir of her ...

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Irish Medical Times (registration)

First among unequals
Irish Medical Times (registration)
Dr Muiris Houston recounts the tragic tale of how smallpox ravaged the Canadian First Nation population in British Columbia in the 1860s, and how the health status of that population remains a cause of concern some 150 years later. ... For more than ...

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Canoe

Movie with aboriginal gang character denied permission to shoot by Parks Canada
Canoe
Jackson is set to play a First Nations gang boss in the movie "Hard Powder." Parks Canada has denied permission for the film to be shot in the Rocky Mountain national parks after learning the plot involved a First Nations gang leader. (Grant Black ...

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