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Statement by Premier King on Aboriginal Awareness Week

Premier Dennis King issued the following statement recognizing Aboriginal Awareness Week: “For close to 30 years, Aboriginal Awareness Week has helped Canadians and Islanders gain a greater understanding and appreciation for Mik’maq and other Indigenous cultures, histories and communities across our country. One of the reasons Prince Edward Island is such an incredible place is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202031 Views

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Ottawa orders temporary shutdown of Maritime elver fishery – CBC

Unprecedented move was prompted by a sudden rise in non-commercial harvesting in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick May 07, 2020 The multimillion-dollar baby eel or elver fishery in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick has been shut down amid escalating conflict between commercial and Indigenous harvesters, according to an industry representative. Riverside disputes and threats of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202050 Views

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Northern Pulp Terms of Reference Released

April 28, 2020 Today, April 28, the province released final terms of reference for the Northern Pulp environmental assessment report. “This document provides a roadmap for the company to follow as it works to submit an environmental assessment report,” said Environment Minister Gordon Wilson. “Once that report has been submitted, I am open to considering […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202029 Views

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Indigenous leaders asking that access to Labrador be sealed off – APTN

April 5, 2020 The elected leaders of the Innu of Labrador are requesting the closure of commercial airports, the ferry services, and travel from Quebec along the Trans-Labrador Highway into Labrador. The Combined Councils of Labrador is also asking to stop non-essential travel between Labrador and Newfoundland. The Indigenous nations believe limiting travel to essential […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 202035 Views

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NS Government: Request to Extend State of Emergency

April 2, 2020 Cabinet met today, April 2, by teleconference and agreed to ask the lieutenant governor to extend the state of emergency for another two weeks. The order would take effect at noon Sunday, April 5 and extend to noon, April 19. Media Contact: Kristina Shannon 902-221-3719 Email: Kristina.Shannon@novascotia.ca NT4

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202045 Views

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Nunatsiavut: Election for President postponed amid concerns over COVID-19

After consulting with and receiving consensus from members of the Nunatsiavut Assembly, First Minister Tyler Edmunds announced today that the election for President of Nunatsiavut, scheduled for May 5, 2020, has been postponed until October 6, 2020. “It is important that the election for President be held and that it is properly conducted in accordance […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202036 Views

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Eskasoni state of emergency working well: Chief – CTV News

March 25, 2020 HALIFAX — A self-imposed state of emergency of Nova Scotia’s Eskasoni First Nation has been working well so far, says the band’s chief. On Monday, Eskasoni First Nation Chief Leroy Denny and his council declared a state of emergency within the band of 4500 members. Denny says, so far, people are responding […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202027 Views

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Canada failing to honour spirit of Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement by refusing access to northern shrimp

March 24, 2020 In recognition of the latest scientific information for northern shrimp, the Nunatsiavut Government is calling on the Government of Canada to protect the interests of Labrador Inuit over those of non-adjacent users in Shrimp Fishing Areas (SFA) 4 and 5. “Both SFAs are directly within and adjacent to the Labrador Inuit Marine […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202038 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: Election for President set for May 5

March 20, 2020 Nunatsiavut’s First Minister Tyler Edmunds announced today that the election for President of Nunatsiavut will be held on May 5, 2020, as per Section 3.4.3 of the Labrador Inuit Constitution. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Atlantic Standard Time (AST). Nominations will close at 12 noon. (AST), on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 202050 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: Budget focuses on governance, infrastructure and enhancing programs and services

March 19, 2020 The Nunatsiavut Government’s 2020-21 balanced budget focuses on investments in governance, infrastructure and improving the lives of Labrador Inuit. “When we started down the road of self-government, there was a vision of Labrador Inuit taking control of our own affairs, making decisions that are relevant and culturally-appropriate, and successfully affecting change on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 202042 Views

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