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Indigenous Affairs: First Nations issues put Canadian political leaders to the test on human rights and respect – Saltwire Network

What’s the issue? Helping First Nations communities reach economic stability by stimulating economic development will be key in improving the lives of Indigenous Atlantic Canadians. So is providing the funding supports necessary to see that happen. Who cares most about it and why? First Nations communities. John Paul, the executive director of the Atlantic Policy […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 20193 Views

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Halifax hosts annual Canadian Association of Black Lawyers conference – HalifaxToday.ca

A roster of speakers from this province and elsewhere has been put together for the conference This year in Ottawa, the Canadian Bar Association addressed diversity and inclusion in its own organization and in the legal profession. A motion was passed without debate defining diversity, as the bar association sees it, at the group’s annual […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 20196 Views

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George Canyon criticized for claiming Indigenous heritage – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Central Nova Conservative candidate George Canyon is stepping back from his earlier association with the Eastern Woodland Métis Nation. The group was founded in 1973, and currently has 30,000 members. In a Facebook post dated Aug. 23, 2018, the organization’s former chief Mary Lou Parker announced that Canyon had “joined our Métis family.” Critics of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 20196 Views

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Membertou fishing director says vandalism a result of ignorance, poor communication – CTV News

October 15, 2019 MEMBERTOU, N.S. — The director of fisheries for Membertou First Nation says a fire that destroyed a fishing vessel belonging to his community is the result of ignorance and miscommunication. “We have significant damage of over $300,000 to this vessel, we had 100 traps that were cut that cost the band $10,000, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 20194 Views

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Top legal official contradicts Higgs on duty to consult to First Nations – CBC

Deputy attorney-general says ‘the duty to consult is quite clear’ after premier called it vague Oct 11, 2019 The top official in charge of the province’s legal battles has contradicted Premier Blaine Higgs on the duty to consult Indigenous people on resource projects. Earlier this year, Higgs expressed frustration over the legal requirement for consultations, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201914 Views

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Crown withdraws charge against St. Mary’s chief – CBC

Chief Alan (Chicky) Polchies Jr., who was charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of assault earlier this year, appeared in provincial court Wednesday to hear that his case is done. The charges against Polchies, of St. Mary’s First Nation in Fredericton, stemmed from an incident in March. Court proceedings were put […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201912 Views

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Seamus O’Regan taking leave from campaign, citing family reasons – CBC

Father facing ‘serious health challenge,’ says Liberal incumbent for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl Oct 09, 2019 Less than two weeks before the federal election, Seamus O’Regan, Liberal incumbent for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl, is taking some time away from his campaign to be with his family. “This week my family and I have been by […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201916 Views

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4 federal candidates accused of Indigenous identity appropriation by Halifax academic – CBC

Darryl Leroux says several candidates identifying as Indigenous base their claims on a long-ago ancestor Oct 10, 2019 A Halifax academic is questioning the claims of Indigenous identity by several federal election candidates. Darryl Leroux, an associate professor of social justice and communities studies at Saint Mary’s University, says at least four federal candidates from […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201913 Views

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Could this proposal finally bring an end to the First Nations drinking water issue? – CBC

Atlantic First Nations Water Authority would allow communities to set long-term plans for water infrastructure Oct 09, 2019 Two Indigenous groups in the Atlantic region, the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik, are pitching a First Nations owned water authority to the federal government and First Nations. “We want to be able, at the end of the day, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201917 Views

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Innu Nation asks federal court to quash NunatuKavut agreement with federal government – CBC

The application also challenges NunatuKavut’s identity as indigenous people under the Constitution Oct 08, 2019 The Innu Nation is again challenging the Indigenous status of the NunatuKavut Community Council, this time in federal court. An application filed Oct. 1 asks the federal court to quash a memorandum of understanding signed by the NCC and federal […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201914 Views

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