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Wet’suwet’en solidarity protests disrupt infrastructure across the country – APTN News

February 9, 2020 Protesters have taken Gidmit’en spokesperson Molly Wickham’s call to “shut down Canada” literally, as actions have disrupted bridges, streets and legislature. Travel was halted on a major rail corridor in Ontario and protesters blocked access to an export terminal in B.C. In Ontario, protesters at a railway near Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory say […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202024 Views

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Emera Incorporated Announces Results of Series F First Preferred Share Conversion

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia— Emera Incorporated (“Emera” or the “Company”) (TSX: EMA) announced today that after having taken into account all conversion notices received from holders of its outstanding Cumulative Rate Reset First Preferred Shares, Series F (the “Series F Shares”) by the January 31, 2020 deadline for conversion notices, less than the 1,000,000 Series F […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202027 Views

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Labrador, NL woman appointed to College of the North Atlantic board of governors – SaltWire Network

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. — Dorothy Earle of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is one of the four new appointees to the College of the North Atlantic board of governors. Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, made the announcement in a prepared release on Feb. 4. The four appointments are for a three-year term. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202026 Views

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John DeMont: Taking the long view on defacing of Land of Mi’kmaq sign – SaltWire Network

When I asked Dan Paul the Mi’kmaq elder, historian and author about the “NS Needs Mills” graffiti that someone had scrawled across the sign near Amherst welcoming people to the land of the Mi’kmaq, I thought I could hear him sigh, in the manner of someone who had been asked a question one-too-many times. “So […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202022 Views

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New AFN regional chief for Nova Scotia-Newfoundland needs to pass record check – APTN News

February 4, 2020 In what some claim will improve “transparency and accountability,” applicants vying to become the new Assembly of First Nations (AFN) regional chief for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland must “satisfactorily” pass child abuse and criminal record checks in each province. The requirements are part of a two-page application posted by the chiefs of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202019 Views

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Data are not neutral’ – Gazette

Feb. 3, 2020 A leading international Indigenous expert is “keenly” interested in learning how Memorial engages with Indigenous communities. Dr. Maggie Walter, distinguished professor of sociology and inaugural pro vice-chancellor, Aboriginal research and leadership, at the University of Tasmania, will be at Memorial in early February for nearly a week. She will meet with faculty, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202025 Views

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It looked like paradise’: Mi’kmaw elders reflect on how paper mill pollution changed their community – CBC

Northern Pulp closing after 53 years of dumping pollution into a First Nation’s backyard Jan 31, 2020 The shutdown of the Northern Pulp paper mill in Pictou, N.S., on Friday could mean the painful end of an era for workers at the mill and in the province’s forestry industry. But for the Mi’kmaw community of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202034 Views

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Feedback welcome – Gazette

Jan. 31, 2020 Memorial is one step closer to having its first institutional policy related to Indigenous research, which will also be among the first of its kind in Canadian universities. A draft of a new policy – Research Impacting Indigenous Groups – is now available. The university is welcoming feedback from the university community […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202030 Views

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Mi’kmaq band building a space to remember missing and murdered indigenous women, girls – CBC

Qalipu First Nation hopes to have commemorative garden complete by October Jan 30, 2020 It’s a space for cultural and ceremonial gatherings. It’s a site for contemplation and healing. And the Qalipu First Nation says it’s an important step in honouring the lives of western Newfoundland’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The commemorative […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202027 Views

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Turning the toxic tide on Northern Pulp and Boat Harbour – The Coast Halifax

With a legacy of broken promises and a company taking the government to court, what does the deadline for the Boat Harbour Act mean to people who see Boat Harbour as a loss they can never get back? M ary Hatfield and her husband Alan built their house on an empty lot on Eagle Road […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 202033 Views

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