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Bridgewater, N.S. to change street name, citing slaughter of Indigenous people – CTV News

June 17, 2021 BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — The town of Bridgewater in southwestern Nova Scotia has joined the growing list of communities that have dropped the name Cornwallis from its street signs, saying the name of the former colonial governor is too closely associated with the slaughter of Indigenous people. Edward Cornwallis, who was also the […]

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Ministerial Statement – Premier Furey Provides Update on Renaming June Holiday

June 17, 2021 The following statement was read in the House of Assembly today by the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador: Mr. Speaker, in 2020, our government recognized the need to find an appropriate name for the annual government holiday observed in June, which happens to fall on June 21 this year. […]

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End to St. John’s Days celebrations gets full support from St. John’s Indigenous group – CBC

First Voice says the city’s decision to discontinue St. John’s Days builds on promises Jun 17, 2021 A group serving the Indigenous community in St. John’s says it’s supportive of the city’s decision to discontinue its annual community celebrations this year to focus on marking National Indigenous Peoples Day instead. On Monday the City of St. John’s announced that St. John’s […]

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Ministerial Statement – Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program Now Open

June 15, 2021 The following statement was read in the House of Assembly today by the Honourable John G. Abbott, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development: Mr. Speaker, while many of us do not even think twice about how we are going to get to a doctor’s appointment, go to the grocery store or […]

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Recognizing Pride Month in Newfoundland and Labrador

June 15, 2021 The Provincial Government is joining groups, schools and communities around the province to mark Pride Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the diversity and acceptance of 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. Events in Newfoundland and Labrador are being held throughout the summer. At the Confederation Building in St. John’s, the rainbow flag, a well-known […]

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Council Approves Renaming Of North End Neighbourhood – Country 94

Jun 15, 2021 Saint John Common Council has passed a motion to rename Indiantown, a neighbourhood in the old north end known as a local trading post as far back as the 1770s. The motion declares that the city will stop using the name in its records, and staff will work to have it removed […]

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NS Government: Premier’s Statement on Racism

June 14, 2021 Nova Scotians and Canadians – of all ages and from all different backgrounds and ethnicities – were heartbroken by the hate-motivated killings of four members of a Muslim-Canadian family in London, Ont., last weekend. These murders come on the heels of the disturbing uncovering of the remains of 215 children buried in […]

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Statement by Premier Dennis King

“Events in the past week have been challenging to come to grips with for so many Islanders.  Individuals in our Indigenous and Muslim communities, and now students in our local schools and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, continue to experience hate and discrimination.  This is not acceptable. No one is born knowing how to hate; […]

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Veterans Affairs Canada inviting applications for advisory groups

From: Veterans Affairs Canada 10 June 2021 – Charlottetown – Veterans Affairs Canada Individuals passionate about supporting Veterans now have the opportunity to share their knowledge, expertise, and experiences with the Minister of Veterans Affairs as members of ministerial advisory groups at Veterans Affairs Canada. The Department is seeking to renew membership with Veterans, Canadians, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 202111 Views

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Media Availability: Premier Furey and Grand Chief Rich Available to Discuss Innu Inquiry

June 10, 2021 The Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Grand Chief Etienne Rich of the Innu Nation will be available today to discuss the appointment of Commissioners for the Inquiry into the Treatment, Experiences and Outcomes of Innu in the Child Protection System. Premier Furey and Grand Chief Rich will be […]

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