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Shifting the relationship between provinces and First Nations to a diplomatic focus – IRPP

August 17, 2021 Provinces can be at the leading edge of government-to-government reconciliation by shifting their focus away from government “processes.” The nation-to-nation relationship is often perceived as a singular one between two groups ─ Canada (represented by the federal government) and Indigenous peoples. However, it is much more complex. Indigenous peoples constitute multiple nations […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2021116 Views

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Indigenous self-government in Yukon holds lessons for all of Canada – IRPP

Few know the story of Yukon’s journey toward self-government. But if Canada is serious about reconciliation, it should take notes on the process. June 28, 2021 The Yukon government and a committee of First Nations chiefs reached a significant milestone early this summer. On June 3, 2021, they struck an agreement to establish a First […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 202157 Views

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Finding a way forward on the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet treaty right to fish for a moderate livelihood – IRPP

The conflict over fishing rights demands leadership, new dialogue tables and a reckoning with systemic racism. Many Canadians were shocked last fall by news coverage of non-Indigenous crowds threatening Mi’kmaq fish harvesters and burning boats and plant buildings in Nova Scotia. With fisheries now opening up for 2021, will there be more such conflict? The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202179 Views

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Canada’s actions around the Mi’Kmaq fisheries rest on shaky legal ground – Policy Options

Court decisions over the past two decades suggest the Crown’s latest attempts to regulate the Mi’Kmaq fisheries would be declared unconstitutional. November 9, 2020 Acting on treaty right recognized in the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision 21 years ago in R v Marshall, the Sipekne’katik First Nation launched its moderate livelihood fishery in the waters […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 2020109 Views

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Moving forward on lobster fishery means addressing access and conservation – Policy Options

The situation unfolding in the Nova Scotia lobster fishery raises larger questions around who holds decision-making power over this natural resource. October 28, 2020 Back in 1999, the Supreme Court’s Marshall decision recognized that Mi’kmaq First Nations have had, and continue to have, a treaty right to catch and sell fish. As a result, First […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 2020141 Views

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PE Government: New policy to strengthen diversity and inclusion in the provincial public service

Celebrating the 2019 International Human Rights Day, the Government of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce its new Diversity and Inclusion Policy that supports creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace by recognizing and acknowledging the value of diversity and inclusion and of being reflective of our diverse population. The new Diversity and Inclusion Policy […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2019298 Views

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Maximizing Opportunities for Economic Growth in Rural Canada – Minister Jordan launches Canada’s Rural Economic Development and Connectivity Strategies

From: Infrastructure Canada Minister Jordan launches Canada’s Rural Economic Development and Connectivity Strategies New Ross, Nova Scotia, June 27, 2019 — Strong, connected and prosperous rural communities are key to Canada’s culture, social fabric and economic success. Residents of these communities know what they need to thrive, which is why the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 2019335 Views

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Muskrat Falls Inquiry: A missed opportunity for reconciliation – Policy Options

The terms of reference of the Muskrat Falls Inquiry don’t address the concerns of Labradorians about the impact of the dam on their lives. The Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador has been plagued by problems and has even been publicly labelled a “boondoggle” by Stan Marshall, CEO of Nalcor Energy, the provincial Crown corporation overseeing it. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 2018305 Views

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CCPA: Time for a New Social Contract to Eradicate Child and Family Poverty

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 Halifax – The 2017 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia reveals that 35,870 children or more than 1 in 5 children in Nova Scotia were living in poverty in 2015. As primary author, Acadia University Professor Lesley Frank says, “We should celebrate the fact that 1,600 children were lifted out of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 2017301 Views

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The Value of Tax Exemptions On First Nations Reserves – FCPP

All Canadian provinces face mounting health expenditures, owing in part to smoking. Yet, tobacco products sold on First Nations reserves is not subject to taxes, unlike off-reserve sales. Even though exemptions are not enshrined in the Indian Act, the constitution, or in any treaty, they are no federal tax on tobacco on reserves. According to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 6, 2017258 Views

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