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Mi’kmaq districts invite PM to meet, redefine ‘nation-to-nation’ dealings – CBC

Representatives present private document, ask Trudeau to forego relationship with AFN Two Mi’kmaq women are waiting on Justin Trudeau’s RSVP to a nation-to-nation meeting in Nova Scotia, outside of Canada’s relationship with the Assembly of First Nations. During the first stop on Justin Trudeau’s three-day town hall tour of Canada, Michelle Paul and Rebecca Moore […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 20182 Views

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Petition calls for Acadia prof to be fired for social media posts – CBC

Acadia psychology professor Rick Mehta says he’s a free speech advocate An Acadia University professor said a petition calling for him to be removed from teaching classes at the school is “rather surreal and absurd.” Rick Mehta — who has taught psychology at Acadia for 14 years, is under fire for social media posts on […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 20187 Views

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Mi’kmaq, PEI property rights dispute heads to court – The Globe and Mail

A long-simmering property rights dispute between Mi’kmaq people on Prince Edward Island and the provincial government that has landmark potential will be aired in a PEI court this week. The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI, which represents Abegweit and Lennox Island First Nations, the two Mi’kmaq bands on PEI, has applied for judicial review of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 20184 Views

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Gigantic and beautiful’: Eagle population attracts crowds to N.S. community – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 15, 2018  By Aly Thomson THE CANADIAN PRESS SHEFFIELD MILLS, N.S. _ Dozens of eagles dot the branches of tall trees overlooking a snow-covered Nova Scotia farm field, a bitter wind cutting through their wings as they take turns leaving their perches to swoop through blue skies. A photographer snaps a photo […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 20186 Views

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Justice Has Yet To Be Served For Indigenous Women – Huffington Post Canada

For years, calls have been made to society’s stakeholders, particularly various governments, to establish some sort of proper procedure to determine why Indigenous women have been the subjects of extreme violence and mostly unsolved disappearances for so long. At one point, Patricia Hajdu, the ex-minister for the status of women, had said that research emerging […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 20188 Views

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Nova Scotia First Nation grappling with water woes to build new treatment plant – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 12, 2018  CHAPEL ISLAND, N.S. _ A Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq community that has dealt for more than a decade with brown and foul-smelling water should see construction begin this summer on a new treatment facility, according to a local official. Quentin Doucette, director of public works for Potlotek First Nation in Cape […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201811 Views

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Move to add Indigenous name to iconic ‘Welcome to Cape Breton’ sign – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 12, 2018  PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. _ A Cape Breton mayor wants the island’s traditional Mi’kmaq name added to the iconic sign welcoming visitors to the island. The updated sign on bridge linking the island to the mainland would read “Welcome to Cape Breton/Unama’ki,” adding the name used by Mi’kmaq residents and institutions. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 20189 Views

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BR NS Fracking Ban – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 12, 2018 HALIFAX – Premier Stephen McNeil says his government’s ban on hydraulic fracturing will remain in place, despite an analysis that highlights the potential for billions of dollars worth of onshore gas in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Onshore Petroleum Atlas lists the economic potential at between 20-billion […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201810 Views

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New water treatment plant ‘definitely coming’ for Potlotek First Nation after years of brown water – CBC

‘We’ve been waiting 40 years for this,’ says Chief Wilbert Marshall Jan 12, 2018 The Mi’kmaq community of Potlotek in Nova Scotia has signed documents to begin construction on a new water treatment facility after decades of dealing with brown, smelly water, unfit for drinking. Since December 2013, Health Canada issued boil water advisories for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201811 Views

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BR NS Minority Voting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 12, 2018  HALIFAX – The Acadian Federation of Nova Scotia says an independent committee’s recommendations on electoral boundaries is a “win” for the Acadian community. Federation president Ghislain Boudreau says it is pleased with a report saying the province should ensure black and Acadian minorities have a bigger say […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201810 Views

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