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Innu Nation repeatedly blindsided by Muskrat Falls announcements, letters show – CBC

Oct 14, 2021 Innu learned of major decisions at last minute — or through media Weeks before Ottawa and Newfoundland and Labrador unveiled their $5.2-billion agreement in principle on rate mitigation, the Innu Nation warned Liberal Premier Andrew Furey it would “not tolerate” a deal reached without its input. Letters obtained by CBC/Radio-Canada show the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 20219 Views

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Report shares First Nations women’s experiences at East Coast land defence camps – CBC

Oct 13, 2021 Sharing circle aimed to create a space for women to get together and reflect, says report author A new report shares the stories of Wolastoqew and Mi’kmaw women against resource extraction projects such as the Sisson Mine in New Brunswick and the Alton Gas project in Nova Scotia. The authors of the report spoke with eight Mi’kmaw women and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 20216 Views

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Meetings with Wolastoqey held, rotenone spraying in Miramichi delayed until 2022 – CBC

Sep 22, 2021 Woodstock First Nation member says she’s still not convinced using rotenone is worth an environmental risk After being delayed by women concerned about its safety, a chemical-spraying project to control the smallmouth bass population in Miramichi Lake has been put off until next year. In August, Wolastoqey grandmothers and mothers paddled canoes on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202123 Views

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New Petitcodiac River bridge opens

RIVERVIEW (GNB) – The new Petitcodiac River bridge between Moncton and Riverview is now open to the travelling public, ahead of schedule. “The river’s restoration has been a common and uniting goal for the communities, levels of government, stakeholders and rightsholders for many years,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Jill Green. “We are now seeing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 202121 Views

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GNB: Local governance reform engagement summary released

09 September 2021 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has released its What We Heard document, summarizing themes from feedback obtained during the local governance reform engagement process. Public and stakeholder engagement took place following the April release of a green paper on local governance reform, Working Together for Vibrant and Sustainable Communities. About 1,100 […]

by NationTalk on September 9, 202139 Views

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‘She will show no mercy’: Indigenous leaders present to climate committee – Global News

September 7, 2021 Indigenous leaders from across New Brunswick presented to the Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship on forestry management practices and the spraying of the herbicide glyphosate, and they held nothing back. The first to present was Wolastoq Grand Council Grand Chief Ron Tremblay and grandmother Alma Brooks. In a set of powerful speeches, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 202134 Views

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Qalipu FN: Seeking Comments on Bay du Nord Development Project – Draft EA Report and Potential Conditions

September 1, 2021 The draft EA Report includes information that sets out proposed mitigation measures for potential effects on Indigenous communities. Your feedback is encouraged – contact our Manager of Environment and Natural Resources at [email protected] or call (709) 634-1500 – the deadline for comments is September 8, 2021. You can access the electronic copy […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 202137 Views

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Indigenous communities in N.B. say climate change is threatening their way of life – CBC

Aug 31, 2021 From sacred medicines to sweat lodge ceremonies, climate change is taking a toll on traditions Cecelia Brooks remembers a time when the deep forest of New Brunswick was so cold, snow could still be found in its depths in August. That rarely happens anymore, says Brooks, a traditional knowledge keeper with Wolastoqey, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 202161 Views

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Qalipu FN: Your Feedback is Important – Amendment to the Valentine Project Environmental Impact

August 25, 2021 Marathon Gold has advised that an Amendment to the Valentine Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been submitted to the NL Department of Environment and Climate Change. Members of Qalipu First Nation are encouraged to provide comments to our Manager of Environment and Natural Resources Alyssa Hunter at [email protected] or call 709-634-1500. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2021154 Views

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Statement from the Mi’gmaq Chiefs of New Brunswick – ‘Uniting to Save the Salmon’

JUNIPER, NB  – The significance of salmon to the Mi’gmaq and Wolastoqey cannot be overstated. Community members rely on this fish to sustain themselves and their families. The health of the salmon is essential to our ecosystem and a significant food source for our People. Smallmouth bass were introduced in Miramichi Lake to provide sport […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2021131 Views

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