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Amanda Reid Rogers on her position as Piluwitahasuwin – Brunswickan

In a significant step towards fulfilling its Truth and Reconciliation Strategic Action Plan, the University of New Brunswick has welcomed a new Indigenous leader to campus. Amanda Reid Rogers was recently appointed to the position of Piluwitahasuwin, or assistant vice-president Indigenous engagement. The duties of the Piluwitahasuwin will span across both the Fredericton and Saint […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201811 Views

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Announcements – December 2018 – University Affairs

DEC 05 2018 University of Regina president Vianne Timmons is one of 12 recipients of a 2019 Indspire Award. The awards, formally known as the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, celebrate and encourage excellence throughout Canada’s Indigenous communities. Dr. Timmons grew up in Labrador and is of Mi’kmaq heritage. After she earned her education degree in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201811 Views

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NL Child and Youth Advocate’s Message – Child & Youth Advocate NL

At the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate, we love meeting with young people and hearing their perspectives. And we find it very energizing to meet with community groups or professional groups to talk about children’s rights. As we talk about our services, we often hear “I didn’t know you did that!” So for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 20189 Views

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‘Healthy Active Natives’ Group Inspires Thousands Of Indigenous People To Get Healthy – HuffPost Canada

An Indigenous personal trainer wanted to see a healthy Indigenous community online. So he created one. When Waylon Pahona began his online search for an Indigenous wellness community, he didn’t get any results. He Googled, scoured Facebook and YouTube, but found nothing. “I used to work as a personal trainer in a physical therapy setting […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201811 Views

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Canadian astronaut takes Mi’kmaw basket to space station – CBC

David Saint-Jacques also given an eagle feather and a Mi’kmaw name Dec 03, 2018 When Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques blasted into space Monday on his way to the International Space Station, he took with him some symbolic Mi’kmaw items. Tucked away in his gear was an eagle feather and a miniature, handmade basket created out […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201811 Views

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Commentary: Indigenous knowledge is the solution to Canada’s health inequities – TheChronicleHerald.ca

It is no secret there are stark differences between the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada and their non-Indigenous counterparts. First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples fare more poorly than the average Canadian on virtually every measurable health indicator including infant mortality, maternal health, suicide, mental health, addictions, life expectancy, birth rates, infant and child […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201813 Views

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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, 201826 Views

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Canada signs onto new NAFTA on sidelines of high stakes G20 summit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 30, 2018 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina _ After much anticipation, Canada signed the revamped NAFTA in Buenos Aires on the sidelines of the high-profile G20 summit Friday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined U.S. President Donald Trump and outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at a hotel to formally sign the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 201814 Views

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Nova Scotia’s environment minister says she won’t run in next election – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 29, 2018 HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia’s environment minister says she won’t be running in the next provincial election, expected sometime in 2021. Margaret Miller told reporters Thursday following a cabinet meeting that she will serve out her current term before leaving politics. Miller, who is 64, says the decision is mostly age-related. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 201815 Views

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Pressure mounts on Ottawa to review N.S mill’s contentious effluent pipeline – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 29, 2018 By Michael Tutton THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ A proposal to pump millions of litres of treated pulp mill waste into the Northumberland Strait is a clear case for Ottawa’s toughest environmental review process, say veteran fisheries scientists _ who contend many questions remain on how a swirl of sea […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201817 Views

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