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Jeannine Deveau Education Equity Endowment Fund set to Amplify Celebrity Donation to StFX’s Coady Institute

Jul 2, 2020 Every new $1 becomes $2 dollars as fund agrees to match donations Earlier this week, St. Francis Xavier University’s Coady Institute kicked off Circle of Abundance – Amplifying Indigenous Women’s Leadership to support Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership and the Centre’s Indigenous programming. Ryan Reynolds’ and Blake Lively’s $200,000 gift […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 202010 Views

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Natasha Simon named Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre Director

Jul 2, 2020 I am pleased to announce that Natasha Simon has been named Nikanahtpat (Director) of the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, effective July 1, 2020. Nikanahtpat is a Wolastoqey term meaning “one who leads by mind, body and spirit.” Natasha is Mi’kmaq from Elsipogtog, N.B. In her personal and professional lives, she has worked tirelessly to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 20208 Views

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Circle of Abundance: Joint Statement from Indigenous Women Leaders

With good spirits, we are grateful to work with Coady Institute, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, and other partners. We have a shared vision for raising the profile of Indigenous women’s leadership and voices in Canada and globally. We know that magic happens when women lift each other up and share their Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 20209 Views

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They Were Tired of Dirty Tap Water. So They Became the Water Authority – VICE

After going decades without clean drinking water, 15 First Nations in Atlantic Canada have signed an agreement with the federal government to create the country’s first Indigenous-led water authority. July 2, 2020 Tracie Johnson grew up in Potlotek First Nation, a Mi’kmaq community in northeastern Nova Scotia. It’s one of hundreds of Indigenous communities across […]

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Government of Canada and Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs announce partnership to change name of Canadian Coast Guard ship Edward Cornwallis

From: Canadian Coast Guard June 30, 2020 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – The Government of Canada is working with Indigenous peoples to right the wrongs of our past and pave the way for a new relationship based on rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. In that spirit, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, […]

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Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively Donate $200,000 To Support Indigenous Women Leaders – HuffPost Canada

ANTIGONISH, N.S. — Movie stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are donating $200,000 to an institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia to help promote Indigenous women’s leadership. A release says the donation by the Hollywood couple is to kick-start the Coady Institute’s goal of raising $1 million for its International Centre for […]

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NB Government: Victims of violence can now end their leases early

30 June 2020 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Legislative changes that remove one of the financial barriers that prevents some victims of violence from leaving an abusive situation are now in effect. Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act allow victims of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence or stalking to end their lease early. Those with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202012 Views

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Wolastoqey Nation – Opinion-Editorial: System Bias and Racism in New Brunswick Must Be Addressed Now!

June 30, 2020 As representatives of the Wolastoqey Nation, comprised of six First Nations in New Brunswick, we are heartened by the recent outpouring of public support for our people. This year has not been easy for many. Our fragile system of health care has taken on renewed focus in the face of a global […]

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Tender issued for New Mental Health Unit in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

June 26, 2020 A tender has been issued by the Department of Transportation and Works to build a six-bed extension for mental health care at the Labrador Health Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The single story, 626 m2 extension will provide private bedrooms for residents to receive mental health services, and include spaces for dining, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 202022 Views

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Government Raises Pride Flag in Halifax

June 25, 2020 Pride Nova Scotia Network members, Premier Stephen McNeil and government officials were in attendance as the Pride flag was raised at Province House, in Halifax today, June 25. “We raise the Pride flag every year as a direct reflection of how important 2SLGBTIQ+ rights and inclusion are to the people of Nova […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 202025 Views

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