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Breaking of Gidimt’en checkpoint reveals true nature of reconciliation in Canadian – The Gateway Online

A group of Gidimt’en protesting the Coastal Gaslink pipeline set up a roadblock near Houston, British Columbia earlier this month. On January 7, RCMP officers came to enforce an injunction on their checkpoint. Resistance towards this injunction lead to the arrest of 14 individuals and the dismantling of the checkpoint. I’m not going to lie […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 20192 Views

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Helping students take a STEP towards summer employment – Bonnyville Nouvelle

Jan 15, 2019 Employers aren’t the only ones benefitting from the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). Every year, the province announces funding for businesses and organizations through STEP, a subsidy initiative that covers half of the cost of hiring a high school or post-secondary student for up to 37.5 hours per week for four to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 20194 Views

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Provincial election hopefuls focus on Indigenous issues at Edmonton forum – Edmonton Journal

January 14, 2019 Treaty 8 members got an advance look at how Alberta’s major political parties will address Indigenous issues in this spring’s election during a candidates’ forum in Edmonton Monday night. Representatives from four parties took questions from Indigenous youth and elders during the forum at the Edmonton Inn. Grand Chief Arthur Noskey said […]

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More than 100 First Nations could purchase the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline – CBC

4 ownership models are under consideration to boost bitumen shipments for export Jan 15, 2019 Dozens of First Nations leaders are meeting this week to discuss a plan that could make them the next owners of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline. Indigenous leaders will debate Wednesday which financial model is ideal if they are able […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 20196 Views

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Alberta premier fed up with federal government for inaction on oil and gas – BOE Report

January 14, 2019 CALGARY – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley expressed frustration again Monday about a lack of progress in completing the Trans Mountain pipeline. Notley’s comments came after a federal cabinet shuffle that left Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi in his portfolio. She said that’s probably a good thing as removing Sohi before the outcome […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 20194 Views

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Indigenous affairs portfolio is democratically flawed – Red Deer Advocate

Jan. 15, 2019 It isn’t easy to grasp just how vast and complex Canada’s federal Indigenous affairs portfolio has become over the past 50 years. Now divided into Indigenous Services and Crown-Indigenous Relations, it’s unlike any other federal government department. The portfolio is more accurately described as a federally run province. This makes sense because, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 20195 Views

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Alberta doctors exempt from mandatory AHS cultural sensitivity training – CBC

Most doctors are independent contractors and can’t be forced to take training Jan 14, 2019 A First Nations advocate says it’s “offensive” most Alberta doctors are not required to take cultural sensitivity training on Indigenous issues, while it’s mandatory for other health care workers. Ingrid Hess, a lawyer who filed complaints with the College of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 20199 Views

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What drives men to kill? Edmonton Indigenous activist pushing for prison interviews to stop the bloodshed – Toronto Star

Jan. 13, 2019 EDMONTON—One Edmonton Indigenous activist is making the case that solving the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls means understanding why men prey on women in the first place. On Wednesday, Muriel Stanley Venne, founder of the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, made that very point to Correctional […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 20195 Views

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Reclaiming Indigenous: The culture and the people – BeatRoute Magazine

10th, January 2019 CALGARY – First Nations and Indigenous peoples are behind several works at this year’s High Performance Rodeo, according to the international arts festival’s Indigenous Community Liaison, Chantal Chagnon. Chagnon, a Cree-Ojibwe Métis Artist who creates work through her independent company, Cree8, sees the volume of works being produced by First Nations and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201913 Views

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Tackling unconscious bias: U of A lectures give students a lesson in Indigenous health – CBC

‘How they’re being treated in hospital is unacceptable’ Jan 09, 2019 Brandon Zhao was volunteering at a nursing station in a northern Ontario reserve last summer when he learned that some of the children there thought they could die from the common cold. “Their younger brother, when he was four years old, passed away due […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201915 Views

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