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CLC celebrates First Nations contributions on National Aboriginal Day

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 On National Aboriginal Day, and as we prepare for the upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canada’s unions are recognizing the history of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit people that pre-dates Canada by more than 10,000 years. “What we call Canada today was inhabited by hundreds of diverse societies long before […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201713 Views

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On National Aboriginal Day, Minister Dominic LeBlanc highlights the importance of the fisheries in reconciliation

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada June 21, 2017 OTTAWA – Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, issued the following statement: As the longest day of the year, the summer solstice has long held special meaning for Indigenous peoples. On this day, we mark and celebrate the valuable […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201713 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Name Change for June 21: ‘National Indigenous Peoples Day’

June 21, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations Nation Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the new name for June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day – as a name consistent with the international recognition of Indigenous peoples and consistent with an AFN resolution (23/2013) calling for the name change. “I believe this small change […]

by pmnationtalk on June 21, 201740 Views

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Report alleging police abuse of Indigenous women ‘one-sided’: Saskatoon police chief – CBC

‘It’s all just been the very negative things that they’ve dug up,’ says Clive Weighill Jun 20, 2017 Saskatoon’s police chief says there’s “no balance” in a report alleging that police in Saskatchewan are mistreating Indigenous women. On Monday, the New York-based organization Human Rights Watch released a report detailing dozens of stories of alleged […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201714 Views

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It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence

From Status of Women Canada Gender-based violence remains a significant yet preventable barrier to equality June 19, 2017 – TORONTO, ON Many Canadians still face violence every day simply because of their gender expression, gender identity or perceived gender. It’s time for that to change. The Government of Canada is taking action to prevent and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201710 Views

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Sask First Nation Transparency – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 16, 2017  By Adam Brilz, CJWW REGINA – A woman from the Onion Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan has successfully won a court battle against her reserve over financial transparency. Stick and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation took the First Nation to court in May after she said the Onion […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201711 Views

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Wall the winner in a boring two-way NDP leadership race – Regina Leader-Post

Jun 16, 2017 So far, the big winner in the Saskatchewan NDP’s leadership race appears to be Brad Wall. Notwithstanding his government’s failings in budget and economic management of late, what Brad Wall and his Saskatchewan Party remain remarkably good at it is the political game — especially, defining NDP leaders before they get a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 201720 Views

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Plan outlined for handover of community pastures in Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 15, 2017 REGINA – The Saskatchewan government has outlined a three-year plan to transfer the management of community pastures to local producer groups. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says the groups could include municipalities, environmental agencies or First Nations and will be offered 15-year leases. He says 13 community pastures […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 201717 Views

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Government to Lease Provincial Pastures to Patron Groups – Government of Saskatchewan

June 15, 2017 The Ministry of Agriculture will offer current patrons of the Saskatchewan Pastures Program (SPP) the option of leasing the pastures, as the program is wound down over the next three years.  This follows the decision in March 2017 to end the Saskatchewan Pastures Program and consult on future management of the land. […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201710 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Commits to Action on an Indigenous Languages Act to Protect and Strengthen First Nations Languages

June 15, 2017 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Commits to Action on an Indigenous Languages Act to Protect and Strengthen First Nations Languages (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today participated in a joint announcement with the Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, on […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201724 Views

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