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2023 North American Indigenous Games countdown event – CKBW

Jul 18, 2022 Next summer, is the 2023 North American Indigenous games. The N.A.I.G host society and the TD Halifax Jazz Festival marked the one-year countdown to the games with a celebration last Friday. The day featured traditional song and dance and a performance by two-time east coast music award winner Morgan Toney. Mayor Mike […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 202232 Views

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Countdown for the 2023 North American Indigenous Games in Halifax begins – Ku’ku’kwes News

July 17, 2022 The official year-long countdown to the North American Indigenous Games in Halifax in July 2023 has begun. The NAIG 2023 organizing committee launched the countdown at an event along the Halifax waterfront on July 15. The event included a showcase of Mi’kmaw culture and musical talent. “This is going to be the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 202274 Views

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Removing DFO from Indigenous fishery negotiations an ‘integral’ step forward, says chief – CBC

Senate committee recommends appointing Crown-Indigenous Relations to handle negotiations Jul 14, 2022 A new Senate committee report that recommends removing the federal Fisheries Department from all negotiations involving the Indigenous fishery could be “a pathway forward for the recognition and implementation” of treaty rights, says a Mi’kmaw chief in Nova Scotia. Chief Mike Sack of the Sipekne’katik […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202275 Views

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Lessons from the land: Dal’s SuperNOVA teams up with Indigenous educational group for first land‑based STEM camp – Dal News

July 14, 2022 A new land-based learning program designed by Dal-based STEM initiative SuperNOVA in partnership with a local Indigenous educational group arrives this August on Nova Scotia’s South Shore for 20 high-school students from Acadia First Nation. The program, known as Melkiknuawti and developed by SuperNOVA and the Ulnooweg Education Centre (UEC), draws on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202224 Views

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Report On Indigenous Fisheries Calls For Less DFO Input – Huddle.Today

The report, called Peace on the Water, lists ten recommendations, including that government draft new legislation to allow the full implementation of rights-based fisheries. The committee says DFO has not been an effective negotiator and the new way forward should be shared decision making with Crown-Indigenous relations and Northern Affairs Canada. They say the “buyback” […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202215 Views

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Senate report on fisheries finds federal government failing First Nations rights-holders – APTN News

Jul 12, 2022 A new report by the Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has found the federal fisheries department is not living up to its commitments to fully implement First Nations rights-based fisheries. Peace on the Water: Advancing the Full Implementation of Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik and Peskotomuhkati Rights-Based Fisheries looks at the federal government’s response […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 202221 Views

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Ottawa issues reminder and warning about First Nations fishing rights – Global News

July 11, 2022 The federal Fisheries Department issued a reminder on Monday that First Nations have the right to fish for certain limited purposes outside federally regulated fishing seasons, adding that hefty fines await those who prevent them from exercising that right. Officials with the Fisheries Department made the comments during a technical briefing with […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 202227 Views

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Immersion key to preserving traditional Wolastoqey language – CBC

Andrea Bear Nicholas says very few fluent speakers remain Jul 11, 2022 The key to preserving the traditional language of the Wolastoqey nation is immersion, says a well-known Wolastoqey language rights advocate. “No language will survive unless there are schools in the language,” Andrea Bear Nicholas said. “And I’m not talking about teaching the language. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 202285 Views

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N.B. First Nation declares Wolastoqey the official language of the community – CBC

The hope is that services will eventually be offered in Wolastoqey Jul 08, 2022 Neqotkuk First Nation has announced its intention to make Wolastoqey the official language of the community in northwestern New Brunswick. Chief Ross Perley and the band council passed a resolution to recognize Wolastoqey as the original language of the territory and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202232 Views

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Entirely Indigenous cast launches new show, sharing language and traditions – CBC

‘I could feel the love that they have for the stories, and the dances and our actors and our drummers’ Jul 08, 2022 The Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors are back at The Charlottetown Festival with the show Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq Voices, and the show’s co-writer says audiences can expect new and exciting elements in this year’s production. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202228 Views

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