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Protesters out in force at annual Premier’s Dinner in Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 28, 2017  SASKATOON _ About 350 people staged a rowdy demonstration Thursday outside the annual Premier’s Dinner in Saskatoon. Protesters objected to a variety of funding cuts by Premier Brad Wall in the recent provincial budget, and also said they objected to supporters being able to buy access to the premier. The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 20177 Views

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John G. Paul: Turning words to action – The Guardian

We are always stronger together – whether in our communities, our relationships, or between different organizations. That’s why building better relationships between First Nations and the Government of Canada is very important to the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs (APC). The Prime Minister of Canada has specifically instructed, in mandate letters to all […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 20176 Views

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We can’t rest’: Family seeks answers months after fatal hit and run – CBC

It’s been 9 months since Bobby Lachance was left for dead by a road near Meadow Lake, Sask. Apr 27, 2017 Every night a six-year-old boy misses his father. Every day a family is left wondering what happened. It’s been nine months since Bobby Lachance was left for dead on the side of a road […]

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Joint statement on implementation of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Sixteenth Session Tuesday April 25, 2017 Agenda Item 8 Joint Statement of: Assembly of First Nations; Assemblée des Premières Nations du Québec et Labrador/Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador First Nations; Amnesty International; Confederacy of Treaty No. 6; First Nations Summit; Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 20178 Views

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Canada and Indigenous Leaders Celebrate 10th anniversary of UNDRIP at the UN

April 26, 2017 On April 25, Métis Nation President Chartier joined National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapirtiit Kanatami President Natan Obed and Minister of Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett at the 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York to mark the 10th anniversary of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201711 Views

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Saskatchewan mayor apologizes to indigenous leader for past prejudice – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 25, 2017  By CKOM THE CANADIAN PRESS ELBOW, Sask. _ An aboriginal leader in Saskatchewan is praising an apology issued by the mayor of the small community of Elbow, who says he’s sorry for how he’s thought of indigenous people in the past. Rob Hundeby was in Saskatoon on Tuesday afternoon to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 20178 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief on Canada’s Formal Removal of All Objections to UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Assembly of First Nations National Chief on Canada’s Formal Removal of All Objections to UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples April 25, 2017 (New York, NY):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is at the 16th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201716 Views

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Committee Seeks Indigenous Youth Leaders at the Senate 2017

April 24, 2017  “I believe that this program is a great opportunity to show positivity for Aboriginal communities, that our youth are making a difference. The hope that others continue to strive for their very best to follow their passion and have an impact on one person…or more.” Participant in Indigenous Youth Leaders at the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201717 Views

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Some quotes on the Canada U.S. softwood lumber dispute – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 25, 2017  A selection of quotes on the latest softwood-lumber dispute between Canada and the United States. ___ “The government of Canada strongly disagrees with (this) decision to impose an unfair and punitive duty. ”The accusations are baseless and unfounded.“ _ Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr. ___ “The Government of Canada will […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201710 Views

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GroundWire: April 24, 2017 – Media Co-op

Hands off Syria, Apprehension of Indigenous Children, CRTC hearing of Indigenous Radio Station Applicants This episode of GroundWire was produced on Anishinabe territory in Thunder Bay, ON part of the Robinson Superior Treaty, home of the Fort William First Nation Headlines The Worsening fentanyl Crisis in Vancouver’s downtown Eastside | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah with files from […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201710 Views

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