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Canada’s prison system continues to punish Black and Indigenous people – rabble

November 17, 2022 A recent report from the Office of Correctional Investigator outlines how the same systemic barriers identified nearly a decade ago, including discrimination and racial bias, remain as pervasive and persistent as ever. The treatment of Black and Indigenous people in Canadian federal prisons hasn’t improved in the past decade. In many ways, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 202290 Views

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Demolition of Nain Boarding School closes ‘dark chapter’ of Inuit history, says Nunatsiavut – CBC

Nov 15, 2022 ‘I felt at peace,’ says survivor Sipla Obed, who stayed at the school in the 1960s WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Elders, survivors and children gathered in Nain on Monday to watch the abandoned Nain Boarding School demolished, closing a “dark chapter in the history of Labrador Inuit,” according to a statement by […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 202246 Views

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Halifax transcriber designs Canada’s first ever Indigenous braille code – CityNews Halifax

‘I think braille should be available to anyone who wants or needs it,’ says Christine Muise, whose Mi’kmaw Braille Code is garnering a lot of praise in both the U.S. and Canada A Halifax woman is receiving widespread praise for her creation of a braille code specifically designed to help blind Indigenous persons. Certified braille […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 202294 Views

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Atlantic First Nations Water Authority becomes first Indigenous water utility in Canada – CTV News

Nov. 8, 2022 After years of discussion, the Atlantic First Nations Water Authority made history Monday by becoming the first Indigenous water utility in Canada. The transfer agreement was signed in Dartmouth, N.S., by Atlantic First Nations Water Authority (AFWNA) CEO Carl Yates, Potlotek First Nation Chief Wilbert Marshall, and federal Minister of Indigenous Services […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 202247 Views

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Mi’kmaw brothers’ military careers continued their family legacy of service – CBC

‘It’s important they understand that First Nations have made sacrifices as well,’ says Terry Richardson Nov 08, 2022 A pair of Mi’kmaw brothers from Pabineau First Nation in New Brunswick who both served more than two decades in the Canadian Armed Forces say they took what they learned from the military into leadership roles in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 202237 Views

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Sipekne’katik First Nation Elects New Chief – 101.5 The Hawk

Nov 8, 2022 The Sipekne’katik First Nation elected their first female chief. Michelle Glasgow won a tightly contested race by 18 votes on November 2nd She beat out former chief Mike Sack, who came in third behind Brandon Maloney. Sack served three terms as chief, and was heavily involved in the first nation’s out of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 202254 Views

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We’koqma’q and Potlotek First Nations to Benefit from Canada Community Revitalization Fund – 101.5 The Hawk

Nov 7, 2022 Our MP Mike Kelloway announced a total of $340,556 for two community projects on Cape Breton Island. This funding comes from the Canada Community Revitalization Act, and this will help We’koqma’q First Nation install signs to display special events, community information, and ads promoting local attractions and businesses. The funding will also […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 202241 Views

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Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors to mark Indigenous Veterans Day with new performance – CBC

Sma’knis, which means ‘warrior’ in Mi’kmaq, documents journey to Dieppe in August Nov 07, 2022 The Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors will put on a new show at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown on Tuesday that centres on their recent trip to Dieppe, France, where 2,700 Canadians died on Aug. 19, 1942. Sma’knis, which means “warrior” in Mi’kmaq, will […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 202236 Views

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Miss New Brunswick sings to wake the ‘sleeping’ Wolastoqey language – CBC

Census numbers show increase in the number of young people learning Wolastoqey and Mi’kmaw in Maritimes Nov 07, 2022 Wearing her Miss New Brunswick sash, Heaven Solomon enthusiastically introduces herself in Wolastoqey as Heaven or Healing Sunshine. She fell in love with her language as a child and says she finds a way to incorporate […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 202235 Views

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It’s wild. Sipekne’katik First Nation elects first female chief – Ku’ku’kwes News

November 6, 2022 Michelle Glasgow says she is still in shock at becoming the first woman to be elected chief of Sipekne’katik First Nation in Nova Scotia. “I don’t even know how to describe it in words,” Glasgow said in her first media interview since the results of the Nov. 2 election were announced late […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 202232 Views

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