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New Brunswickers turn to social media to defy provincial directive around Indigenous land titles – CBC

Oct 17, 2021 ‘I still can’t understand why they said what they did,’ says former lieutenant-governor People across New Brunswick are taking to Twitter, Facebook and several other social media platforms to say they are on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq or Peskotomuhkati. It follows a directive in a memo by Attorney General Ted Flemming for […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 20217 Views

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New Brunswick stirs controversy, orders to stop Indigenous land acknowledgements – Global News

As New Brunswick grapples with lawsuit by First Nation communities, the province is now ordering thousands of employees not to use the words ‘unceded’ or ‘unsurrendered’, when making public acknowledgements to Indigenous lands. As Ross Lord reports, the province says it’s posturing for legal purposes – but Indigenous leaders say it’s a sign of disrespect. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 20217 Views

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DFO interim agreement with Mi’kmaw communities in Nova Scotia shows Ottawa’s plan working: minister – APTN News

Departing Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan says the interim agreement signed with Mi’kmaq communities indicate her approach to the lobster harvest is working, despite continuing tensions on the water. “I think the approach we’ve taken, as demonstrated today, is working,” she said. “We have First Nations out on the water today fishing a moderate livelihood …. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202115 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, 20217 Views

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NunatuKavut community council accused of not being an Inuit organization, as identity tensions escalate – CBC

Oct 14, 2021 Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami rejects NCC’s status as separate Inuit organization Tensions around who is Inuit in Labrador —and what benefits they’re entitled to from the federal government — have escalated to national levels and the office of the prime minister. Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, which represents Inuit in Canada, sent a letter Oct. 7 to Justin […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202138 Views

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NS Government: Make a Difference by Applying to Join an Agency, Board or Commission

October 8, 2021 Nova Scotians who want to contribute to strong communities are encouraged to apply to join an agency, board or commission. Applications are open for groups that provide advice and services in a variety of areas, including health care, education, environment, culture and professional self-regulating bodies. “With over 180 ways to volunteer, joining […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202138 Views

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Coroner’s jury begins deliberations into N.B. police killing of Rodney Levi – CTV News

Oct. 7, 2021 MIRAMICHI, N.B. – Jurors in the coroner’s inquest investigating the RCMP fatal shooting of an Indigenous man in New Brunswick last year began deliberations Thursday, after hearing testimony about a BBQ at a pastor’s home that ended in tragedy. The five jurors must decide whether Rodney Levi’s death was a homicide, a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202119 Views

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Expert says RCMP could have done things differently when confronting Rodney Levi – APTN News

As the coroner’s inquest into the death of Rodney Levi wraps up, an expert in police tactics says the two RCMP members who arrived on the scene back in June 2020 could have things differently. Sgt. Kelly Keith, an expert in the use of force who has worked for a number of police agencies across […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202169 Views

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Mental health issues ‘a public health emergency’ doctor tells Rodney Levi inquest – APTN News

Doctors testifying at a coroner’s inquest into the police shooting of Rodney Levi from Metepenagiag First Nation in New Brunswick say more addictions and mental health services are needed in the province. The five-member coroner’s jury heard today that 48-year-old Levi was addicted for years to numerous drugs, including crystal meth. He was shot dead […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202115 Views

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Sipekne’katik First Nation’s lobster study aims to assess impact of summer and fall fishing – CBC

Oct 06, 2021 Study in St. Marys Bay, N.S., the latest development in conflict over Mi’kmaw treaty right to fish In the darkness of an early morning, a lobster boat leaves the wharf and heads through Nova Scotia’s St. Marys Bay into the open ocean. It rises on large waves as the wind blows through […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202119 Views

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