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5 things to know about Trudeau’s plan to repair relations with First Nations – Global

December 8, 2015 In theory, in the eyes of the courts, Canada has had a “nation-to-nation” obligation to its indigenous peoples for decades. In practice, that hasn’t always been the case. On Tuesday morning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered some more details about how he plans to do that. Trudeau spoke at the beginning of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015130 Views

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Indigenous peoples’ cut from main text in draft global climate change deal – APTN

December 7, 2015 Brandi Morin and Jorge Barrera APTN National News A reference to the “rights of Indigenous peoples” has been cut from the main text of a draft UN agreement on combating climate change following the conclusion of a round of talks headed by negotiators for the countries around the table, according to one […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2015168 Views

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Stereotypes often prevent Canadians from helping First Nations, advocate says – Yahoo News

Many Canadians are willing to help refugees because they did not cause the conflict in their home countries, but those same people do not apply that mentality to First Nations communities here at home, one advocate says. News stories about First Nations communities — lack of access to drinking water, unsafe homes and an education […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015177 Views

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Membertou marks groundbreaking 1985 treaty rights victory – The Chronicle Herald

December 4, 2015 MEMBERTOU — For the Mi’kmaq people, it is a groundbreaking decision because for the first time, after years of denial, Canada’s courts had recognized their treaty. Thirty years have passed since the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on the historic Simon case. At the heart of the decision was a young man […]

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Membertou marks groundbreaking 1985 treaty rights victory – The Chronicle Herald

December 3, 2015 MEMBERTOU — For the Mi’kmaq people, it is a groundbreaking decision because for the first time, after years of denial, Canada’s courts had recognized their treaty. Thirty years have passed since the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on the historic Simon case. At the heart of the decision was a young man […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2015166 Views

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Hundreds gather to support families of missing, murdered indigenous women – CBC

Dec 3, 2015 Fundraiser solicits donations to foundation that provides culturally sensitive support As hundreds of people streamed into Winnipeg’s Indian and Metis Friendship Centre on Thursday, Sue Caribou thought about members of her family who have been taken, killed or possibly both — for two of them, she can’t be sure. “My first caregiver […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 2015161 Views

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Nearly half of murdered indigenous women did not know killers, Star analysis shows – Toronto Star

A Star analysis suggests 44 per cent of the women were victims of acquaintances, strangers and serial killers. This finding is based on a Star review of publicly available information on more than 750 murder cases. Of that number, 224 murders remain unsolved. In the seemingly ceaseless tragedy of murdered indigenous women, the country has […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 2015145 Views

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Still a lot of work to do in breaking stigmas says Cree man living with HIV – APTN

December 3, 2015 Ken Ward didn’t think it could happen to him. But in 1989 it did. That’s when he was diagnosed with HIV. Ward instantly went into survival mode. “The news itself was traumatizing,” said Ward, now 57, who had contracted HIV from using a dirty needle. He was given just three to six […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2015167 Views

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Mi’kmaq welfare fight with federal government given new life – CBC

Ottawa has been fighting with Mi’kmaq bands in the Maritimes over welfare rates since 2011 December 2, 2015 A 51-year-old document discovered in Canada’s national archives is giving new life to a Mi’kmaq legal fight with the federal government over social assistance benefits. The battle began in 2011 when the Harper government tried to impose […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2015164 Views

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SQ renews call for information about missing aboriginal women – CTV

December 3, 2015 11:25AM EST The Sureté du Quebec is launching a new appeal for information about two missing aboriginal women. Shannon Alexander and Maisy Odjick were 17 and 16 when they were last seen on Sept. 5, 2008 in Maniwaki. They both lived in the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation Territory The pair left […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2015179 Views

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