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How About Celebrating Canada Day by Paying Overdue Rent
Net Newsledger
This year, First Nations want things to be different. They hope that not participating in the July 1st shindig will send a polite but firm message to Canadians that the country's first 150 years have been the worst in our last 30,000. It would ... In ...

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BBC News

Ontario First Nation declares state of emergency over suicide
BBC News
A Canadian aboriginal community has declared a state of emergency following the suicide of three teenage girls. Chief Brennan Sainnawap of the remote Wapekeka First Nation in northern Ontario made the declaration this week. On 13 June, Jenera Roundsky ...
Wapekeka First Nation declares state of emergency in wake of suicidesCBC.ca

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International Business Times

After Pre-Teen Suicide Pact, Rates Among Canadian Indigenous Community Explored
International Business Times
First Nations communities, such as Wapekeka, have suicide rates twice the national average. Females attempt suicide more than males in these communities, with a survey reporting that 19 percent of females in Aboriginal communities have attempted ...

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National Aboriginal Day a time to celebrate, learn
Orillia Packet & Times
Each year, Canada acknowledges National Aboriginal Day, known to some as First Nations Day, to recognize and celebrate the indigenous peoples who live in Canada. Approximately 10% of the population in Simcoe County is of aboriginal decent (which is ...

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde becomes First National AFN leader to march in Toronto's ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
According to the National Aboriginal Health Organization, a recent report found that Two-Spirited people are more likely to experience violence than heterosexual First Nations. They are twice more likely to experience all forms of assault than LGBT ...

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Toronto Star

Death toll from on-reserve fires rises to 175 after death of First Nations elder
Toronto Star
Sunday's death brings the total number of people killed in on-reserve house fires to at least 175 since the federal government stopped keeping track in 2010, and one Indigenous fire chief says despite government commitments to take action, Bernard's ...


The Globe and Mail

Should Indigenous ancestry dictate public policy?
The Globe and Mail
One of the largest First Nations in Canada is the recently recognized Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation of Newfoundland. Other so-called “landless bands” are also struggling for recognition. The logic of these developments is to allow anyone who can ...

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Washington Post

A child takes her own life as suicide pact shakes indigenous Canadian community
Washington Post
They lived in Wapekeka First Nation, an isolated community of less than 400 people in the boreal forest of northwestern Ontario, Canada. The Oji-Cree ... From 1986 to 2016, 500 suicides were reported across 49 First Nations in northern Ontario. More ...

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CBC.ca

Indigenous people see growing racism but are hopeful for next generation, poll suggests
CBC.ca
A majority of First Nations and Métis people in Manitoba believe life will be better for the next generation, despite a sense that racism is growing in Canada, a new poll suggests. ... The poll didn't specify but Champagne said he defines a better ...

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Yahoo News Canada (blog)

National Aboriginal Day in New Brunswick sheds light on traditions
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
People across the country came together for National Aboriginal Day, celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. In New Brunswick, First ... On the St. John River, Oromocto First Nation kicked off its ...

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Pembroke Daily Observer

Celebrating Canada's First Nations
Pembroke Daily Observer
Sean Chase/Daily Observer Dressed in traditional regalia are (left to right) Blaze Belaire, Melissa Labrecque, Cali Duchene, Victoria Bergeron (bottom), Kellie Murdock and Alexis Gauthier. Events marking National Aboriginal Day were held at Pembroke's ...

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The Province

First Nations celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, hope it will become a holiday
The Province
Aboriginal Day festivities across Canada were kicked off by an announcement from Justin Trudeau this morning that the day will be known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. But many people celebrating today said they believe it's time to give the day ...

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Photos: Celebrating National Aboriginal Day at Trout Lake with dance, music, food and more
Straight.com
Not only is the celebration a cultural feast for the eyes, ears, and mouth, it offers Canadians a much-needed opportunity to learn from and engage with indigenous ways of knowing by connecting with indigenous communities, organizations, and individuals.

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Calgary Herald

Fortney: Calgary marks National Aboriginal Day with solemn ceremonies, song and dance
Calgary Herald
Dancers and the public hold hands in unity to mark National Aboriginal Day at the Harry Hays Building in Calgary with performances by the Thundering Nations International Dance Company and the George Good Striker Family Dancers as well as Fry bread and ...


VICE News

National Aboriginal Day
VICE News
For an afternoon, First Nations people in Thunder Bay tried to put out of mind the issues plaguing their communities — rampant racism, an allegedly negligent police force, and unanswered questions about young members of their communities who have ...

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The Guardian

Google Maps adds indigenous lands in Canada after long omission
The Guardian
More than 3,000 parcels of land belonging to indigenous peoples in Canada have been added to Google Maps and Google Earth, in an initiative that seeks to remedy what one First Nations cartographer described as a historical exclusion. The project ...

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Regina Leader-Post

New exhibit explores history of First Nations and RCMP
Regina Leader-Post
In recognition of National Aboriginal History Month and Canada 150, the RCMP Heritage Centre opened a new exhibit Tuesday. The Building Better Partnerships exhibit explores the history of First Nations people and their relationship with the North West ...


FortisOntario Inc. Marks National Aboriginal Day with Donation to Wapekeka First Nation to Help Build Youth Centre ...
Marketwired (press release)
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 21, 2017) - With First Nations communities throughout Northwestern Ontario struggling with a host of issues from lack of access to reliable power to economic and social hardships, FortisOntario Inc. announced a ...

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Urban Toronto

Five New Flags Flying at City Hall Honour First Nations
Urban Toronto
Commemorating Canada's 22nd National Aboriginal Day, the City of Toronto kicked off the day with a sunrise ceremony which saw the permanent installation of Indigenous flags at Nathan Phillips Square. A crowd of about 200 people attended the 5:30 AM ...

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CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

Indigenous lands in Canada added to Google Maps an 'essential' step in reconciliation
CP24 Toronto's Breaking News
With more than 1.4 million people who self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit in Canada, many Indigenous people say it's about time. Steven DeRoy, an Indigenous cartographer, and member of the Ebb and Flow First Nation in Manitoba who played a ...

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teleSUR English

3000 Indigenous Communities in Canada Finally on Google Maps
teleSUR English
The updated sites include both First Nations reserve lands, as well as treaty settlement lands belonging to Indigenous communities. "This is a big moment, this is an opportunity. We actually kicked this project off seven years ago, so it's been a ...

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National Aboriginal Day: A time for Canadians to join together with Indigenous peoples in their fight for respect ...
National Union of Public and General Employees
First proclaimed by Canada's Governor General in 1996, National Aboriginal Day provides an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the unique heritage, traditions and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit. June 21 was chosen as National ...

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620 CKRM.com

National Aboriginal Day celebrated in Regina, and across Canada
620 CKRM.com
Wednesday, June 21, is National Aboriginal Day. It was announced in 1996 by then Governor General Roméo LeBlanc. National Aboriginal Day is a day recognising and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples ...

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Canada NewsWire (press release)

Aboriginal Success Stories Highlight Impact of Youth on Community and Businesses in RBC's A Chosen Journey Report
Canada NewsWire (press release)
For more than 100 years, RBC has been building strong relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada. We are committed to serving Aboriginal governments, communities, organizations, businesses and individuals by creating ...

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CBC.ca

London street names should reflect local Indigenous heritage
CBC.ca
Toronto has been working on street names to reflect aboriginal culture as well as developing Canada's First Indigenous Business District. On the national scene, we can look to the example of Vancouver, which has appointed an Aboriginal Relations ...

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Celebrating the longest day and the first inhabitants: Bellegarde
Toronto Star
In Canada on June 21st, the summer solstice celebration has become National Aboriginal Day, a day of celebration for the contributions and cultures of Indigenous peoples. As these lands have changed, so too have the peoples and nations upon them.

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Hope Standard

Douglas Park site of National Aboriginal Day on Sunday
Hope Standard
All are welcome to help celebrate Canadian First Nations culture and heritage Sunday at Douglas Park in Langley. The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society is hosting Langley's National Aboriginal Day Celebrations June 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ...

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Belleville Intelligencer

Celebrating Aboriginal History Month
Belleville Intelligencer
One of Canada's most celebrated indigenous authors is Richard Wagamese, who unfortunately died last March at the age of 61. Wagamese won the Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature in 2013. His writing has been praised by critics and ...

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Hamilton Spectator

Canada at 150: Many indigenous people see little reason to celebrate
Hamilton Spectator
The Canada being celebrated this year would not exist without the suppression of First Nations, says Pam Palmater, lawyer and chair of indigenous governance at Ryerson University. "The only way that it could exist is from our genocide and ... Canada's ...

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Pembroke Daily Observer

National Aboriginal Day in Pembroke on June 21
Pembroke Daily Observer
In celebration of Canada's First Nations peoples, National Aboriginal Day will held on Wednesday, June 21 at Pembroke's waterfront. Hosted by the Renfrew County and District Aboriginal Friendship Centre, the Metis Nation of Ontario, the Anishaanabe ...

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