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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 ...


Lexology (registration)

Aboriginal Title Claim Dismissed Due to Lack of Standing: Hwlitsum First Nation v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 ...
Lexology (registration)
During the litigation, three First Nations were added as co-defendants: the Tsawwassen First Nation, the Penelakut First Nation and the Musqueam First Nation. At an early stage in the litigation, Canada applied to strike out the plaintiffs' claim on ...


Cowichan Valley Citizen

Reconciliation with First Nations the goal for Cowichan candidates
Cowichan Valley Citizen
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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The Battlefords News-Optimist

New data pans First Nation custom-made election rules
The Battlefords News-Optimist
A new Fraser Institute study highlights the problematic aspects of custom election codes for First Nations in Canada. While custom codes allow First Nations to ... This is significant because, as the study shows, most First Nations in Canada operate ...


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
Yuzicapi has been serving indigenous food for 17 years with his catering company The Sioux Chef, which serves “gourmet aboriginal cuisine with a modern twist.” In that time he estimates he has made ... His first teacher was his great-grandmother on the ...

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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. .... A much-anticipated report ...

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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 ...


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 ...


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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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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Edmonton Sun

Parks Canada rejects movie after learning First Nations in storyline
Edmonton Sun
A movie production team was denied permission to shoot in the Rocky Mountain national parks after Parks Canada staff learned the film's plot involved an indigenous gang leader. "They expressed a real concern that this was not something they would ...

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TimminsToday

First Nations welcome mining but it needs to be fair, says Ontario regional chief
TimminsToday
Day said Ontario and Canada must implement a nation-to-nation relationship and revenue sharing that have been recommended by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Ipperwash Inquiry in 2007 neither government has so far implemented ...


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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Calgary Herald

First Nations to call for more say in park system at national conference
Calgary Herald
Giving indigenous people a greater say in the operation of national parks and the creation of new protected areas is on the agenda at a major conference in Alberta this week. A German tourist looks ... First Nations leaders and officials from the ...

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Intercontinental Cry

Modern Treaty Politics in the Yukon
Intercontinental Cry
Indigenous peoples are navigating political worlds that are made up of diverse and incommensurable pieces: a fundamental difference in Indigenous and Canadian governance systems and their relationships to and with the land; differences in political ...

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CBC.ca

First Nations education forum tackles shortfalls in funding, cultural knowledge and persistent social issues
CBC.ca
The Assembly of First Nations national forum is examining issues and new models in education that will help close the gap in K-12 and post-secondary education for Indigenous students in Canada. Speaking at a March, 2016 inquest into the death of seven ...

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Winnipeg Free Press

Lots to be learned about treaty rights
Winnipeg Free Press
Peguis First Nation (called the "St. Peter's Band" in the text of Treaty One as recorded by Canada) selected land for reserve (the St. Peter's Reserve) on both sides of the Red River just north of the present-day city of Selkirk, including the river ...

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Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

Canada: Site C And The Honour Of The Crown: Prophet River First Nation v Canada (Attorney General)
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
On January 23, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld the approval of the Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C) in Prophet River First Nation v Canada (Attorney General)1. ... The Court concluded that the Sparrow framework had been superseded by the ...


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 ...


Prince George Citizen

Aboriginal women taking on leadership, trades
Prince George Citizen
Chastity Davis, a consultant and chair of B.C.'s Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women, says those zeroes have a direct correlation to the tragedy that unfolded across Canada as First Nations women went missing or were murdered. "We are invisible in the ...

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