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Surveys will help on-reserve youth share stories, hopes – CBC

Jul 30, 2021 Landyn’s Journey of Awareness wants help deciding how to distribute $50,000 Landyn Toney’s journey to raise awareness about residential schools didn’t end when he got to the last stop on his more than 200-kilometre walk across Nova Scotia. Since 12-year-old Landyn ran through a ribbon at Annapolis Valley First Nation three weeks ago […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 20218 Views

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Nova Scotia NDP leader says fish-buying regulations can change to accommodate moderate livelihood treaty right – Ku’ku’kwes News

July 30, 2021 The leader of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party says the province can change fish-buying regulations to accommodate First Nations’ treaty right to buy and sell fish to earn a moderate livelihood. “When that court-mandated right is not able to be given practical effect by reason of the provincial regulations, so I […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 20217 Views

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Dillon launches Indigenous-owned engineering firm – CCE

SOAR will focus on economic development, housing, environmental, planning and infrastructure projects. Dillon Consulting recently launched SOAR Professional Services, a planning, engineering, environmental science and management consulting firm dedicated to supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and organizations across Canada. Based in Kingsclear First Nation, N.B., the new business is owned, led and staffed […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 202110 Views

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Artist hopes Fredericton airport painting will teach people about Indigenous culture – CBC

Jul 28, 2021 8-by-24-foot painting to be hung on wall of departure lounge The Fredericton International Airport will be getting a piece of artwork that shines a light on the region’s Indigenous heritage. The City of Fredericton has commissioned Percy Sacobie of St. Mary’s First Nation to do a painting that will be hung on the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 202111 Views

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Peskotomuhkati elder puts modern spin on wampum keeping – CBC

Donald Soctomah brings lost history back to his people Last in a series of weekly stories about Wabanaki elders — knowledge keepers, teachers, healers and spiritual guides — who have made remarkable contributions in their own communities and beyond. Donald Soctomah is a Peskotomuhkati, or Passamaquoddy, elder who combs everything from beaches to historical records to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 202115 Views

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Esgenoôpetitj First Nation opens doors to new youth centre – CBC

Jul 27, 2021 Mi’kmaw community building a popular gathering place for cultural activities Bobby Sylliboy stands at the front of the room, carefully demonstrating how to stretch out strips of wet deer hide. He tells his captive audience to pick out a skin from a bucket — and leave any negative energy at the door. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 202111 Views

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MUN archeology team offering to help Indigenous communities investigate unmarked graves – CBC

Jul 26, 2021 ‘We’re just in the background ready to help,’ says professor A newly formed working group within Memorial University’s archeology department is offering help to Indigenous communities that may want to investigate potential unmarked graves in Newfoundland and Labrador. After the discovery of human remains in unmarked graves at former residential schools in other parts of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 202110 Views

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What’s in a name? Indigenous Chiefs say province still mum on renaming river – Global News

July 22, 2021 It’s been about two months since Indigenous Chiefs across New Brunswick asked the province to restore the traditional Wolastoq name to what’s now known as the Saint John River — and they say they haven’t heard back. The request was made in response to a call from Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 202116 Views

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Planned dump site creates worry for chief of neighbouring First Nation community – CBC

Jul 21, 2021 Natoaganeg First Nation Chief George Ginnish concerned about potential drinking water contamination The chief of a New Brunswick First Nation says he’s concerned about the impact a proposed dump site near the community could have on the community’s drinking water. The proposed dump site is just north of Natoaganeg First Nation, formerly known as Eel […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202172 Views

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Shock and heartache deepen for N.B. chief with each discovery of unmarked graves – CTV

July 14, 2021 FREDERICTON — Since the discovery of the first 215 unmarked graves in May, the number has continued to rise and, for some, reactions change. But for the Chief of the Aboriginal Peoples Association of New Brunswick, Barry LaBillois, it’s still shock and heartache. “When you see the first numbers come out, the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 202117 Views

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