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Speaker for Nunatsiavut Assembly removed from government after Inuit status questioned – CBC

Edward Blake Rudkowski was told he only had 17 per cent Inuit blood and would no longer be a member Nov 27, 2020 The Nunatsiavut government will be holding a by-election after an ordinary member of the Nunatsiavut Assembly had his Inuit land claims beneficiary membership revoked. Edward Blake Rudkowski has been a beneficiary since 1986, first as a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 20204 Views

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Indigenous cultural educators say the invitation to ‘walk in our moccasins’ is open to anyone – CBC

Nov 27, 2020 Made-in-New Brunswick awareness programs can be provided to police, government and companies Tracy Cloud can still remember the eruption on social media in response to the behaviour of a high-ranking Edmundston police officer who appeared to laugh when a reporter asked him a question about the shooting death of Chantel Moore. “It […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 20204 Views

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Indigenous leader says trouble is brewing ahead of Nova Scotia’s fall lobster season – The Globe and Mail

The Indigenous leader at the centre of a dispute over Nova Scotia lobster says the recent seizure of lobster traps in St. Marys Bay by federal officers could lead to trouble on the water next week. Chief Mike Sack of the Sipekne’katik First Nation says Indigenous fishers who lost traps last weekend and yesterday will […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 20209 Views

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N.S. Indigenous fishery to shut down for two weeks due to endangered right whales in area – CTV News

November 25, 2020 HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s Sipekne’katik fishery has announced a two-week shutdown due to the presence of endangered North Atlantic right whales in the area. Sipekne’katik Chief Mike Sack and council approved the temporary two-week closure of their treaty fishery at a council meeting on Tuesday. “We have and will continue to operate […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20209 Views

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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE — Nov. 25, 2020 – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Jack up penalties for care-free COVID vandals Watching Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer Dr. Robert Strang at COVID-19 press conferences, we see their frustration and bewilderment with those who flout regulations meant to restrict the potential spread of the virus. McNeil, like other premiers, can’t understand why some people don’t take the risk […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20206 Views

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Researcher raises Muskrat methylmercury alarm, but Nalcor contractor says levels safe – CBC

1 year after Muskrat reservoir filled to capacity, biologist says no surprises being found Nov 24, 2020 There’s mixed messaging emerging from the debate over methylmercury contamination in Labrador, with a U.S. researcher again raising the alarm about the toxic organic compound, while a contractor monitoring the effects of Muskrat Falls — backed up by the Department of Environment […]

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Green MLAs call out belittling, patronizing language used by legislature colleagues – CBC

Megan Mitton says her post about being referred to as ‘young lady’ by colleague got overwhelming support Nov 24, 2020 Two Green MLAs have called out some of their legislature colleagues for examples of what they call belittling, demeaning and patronizing language during last week’s sitting. Kevin Arseneau said he’s had enough of politicians referring to […]

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United We Fish – Halifax Examiner

How the DFO implementation of the Marshall decision dealt a blow to both Indigenous self-governance and community-based fishing. It’s been two months since Sipekne’katik First Nation launched its own self-regulated lobster fishery off the Saulnierville wharf in Southwest Nova Scotia — 21 years after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in the Marshall decision, affirming […]

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Mining group’s comments promote ‘outdated stereotype’ about Indigenous people, says MHA – CBC

Environmental concerns need to be addressed when creating new agreements, says Lela Evans Nov 22, 2020 A member of the province’s House of Assembly says comments made by an Alberta mining group surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador’s Indigenous community were disappointing and promote outdated stereotypes. The comment was made by junior mining exploration group Aurwest Resources on […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202042 Views

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Minister calls for patience on Mi’kmaw fishing rights – but it’s already worn thin – APTN News

‘Maybe she should step down if she’s not capable of doing the job’ says Chief Mike Sack With 260 years since treaties were signed and 21 years since the Marshall decision, Mi’kmaq are done patiently waiting for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to implement an inherent right they know they have. “How much […]

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