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Nova Scotia Indigenous chiefs say land reclamation a must for self-determination – Toronto Star

Nov. 29, 2018 HALIFAX—Nova Scotia First Nations chiefs want to move toward self-government, but some say it’s only possible if they can stake a meaningful claim over more ancestral land. “It’s fine and dandy to talk about self-government and self-determination, but what are we going to govern, really?” We’koqma’q Chief Rod Googoo said in an […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2018156 Views

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N.B. Liberals promise two new provincial parks, more protected land – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 9, 2018 16:32 FREDERICTON _ Liberal Leader Brian Gallant says if his government is re-elected it would create two new provincial parks and increase New Brunswick’s protected areas, one of many promises made ahead of the Sept. 24 election. In a release, Gallant said creating two new parks _ bringing New Brunswick’s number of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 2018104 Views

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Understanding Assessment of First Nation Lands – FNTC

Understanding Assessment of First Nation Lands under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and section 83 of the Indian Act. First Nations contract with qualified, independent assessors to assess the leases, licenses and other occupations of their lands (generally referred to as “interests in land”). Over the past 30 years, a national approach to assessment […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 2018112 Views

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PE Government: Statement regarding Mill River

The Government of Prince Edward Island welcomes the Supreme Court decision released today dismissing an application for judicial review of the Mill River property sale. The province appreciates the court’s guidance regarding the legal requirements and responsibilities pertaining to land transactions. “The province will continue to work together in a spirit of partnership and reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2018150 Views

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Land designation vote in Paq’tnkek underway – 101.5FM The Hawk

June 07, 2018 Voting is underway in a land designation referendum for a First Nations community in Antigonish Co. Both on-and-off-reserve band members of the Paq’tnkek First Nation can cast ballots until 8 p.m. Thursday. P.J. Prosper, Paq’tnkek’s Chief, says a simple majority ‘yes’ vote will allow band officials to designate a parcel of reserve […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 2018132 Views

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Help build the North Saskatchewan Regional Plan – Government of AB

March 07, 2018 Albertans are invited to provide their input on how land in the North Saskatchewan Region will be used and managed. Public feedback will help the Alberta government develop the final North Saskatchewan Regional Plan (NSRP), which will ensure government policies guide natural resource development, support local economic growth, enhance recreation opportunities, respect […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 2018140 Views

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Mekap’sk Mi’kmaq Seek Modern-Day Treaty in Area that Includes Gros Morne Park

PORT SAUNDERS, NL, March 6, 2018  On March 5, 2018, the Mekap’sk Mi’kmaq Band issued a formal assertion of Aboriginal Title over Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula. “We need to be consulted; we need a modern-day Treaty to clarify our jurisdiction and create a framework for our people to take part in the management of our own […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 2018145 Views

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City of St. John’s to acknowledge unceded Indigenous land – The Telegram

Council approves acknowledgement before public meetings St. John’s city council will take a moment at the next city council meeting to acknowledge the Indigenous communities who came before those who colonized the province. Land acknowledgements are becoming more common across Canada. They allow people to recognize the Indigenous people who lived in Canada before European […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2018222 Views

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RMWB: Council approves Fort McKay ASP, supports ACFN’s Addition to Reserve

(Fort McKay, AB – Jan. 24, 2018) – Council voted to approve Fort McKay’s first-ever Area Structure Plan (ASP) and signaled its support for Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s Addition to Reserve at its public meeting at Fort McKay School on Tuesday. “We are committed to a spirit of inclusiveness and reconciliation with our Indigenous communities […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 2018195 Views

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Two Mi’kmaq First Nations fighting for rights in P.E.I. court – APTN News

January 18, 2018 Two Mi’kmaq First Nations in Prince Edward Island are in court this week to establish their right to be consulted on what happens to land they say they’ve occupied for more than 10,000 years. And the outcome could have major implications for the Mi’kmaq of P.E.I., and potentially throughout the traditional and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 2018169 Views

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