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A Q & A with Faculty of Native Studies Student Mark Oldershaw – U of AB

January 12, 2018 Native Studies undergraduate student Mark Oldershaw completed a summer internship in Ottawa through the Summer Leadership Program. Mark shares his experience working in the Liberal Research Bureau. In the summer of 2017, Mark Oldershaw completed a four month internship in Ottawa through the Summer Leadership Program. The program gives young people an […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201815 Views

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Supreme Court case could lead to First Nations role in law-making – CTV

January 14, 2018 OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is to begin hearings Monday in an appeal that could force lawmakers across the country to give First Nations a role in drafting legislation that affects treaty rights. “This case is tremendously significant whichever way it comes out,” said Dwight Newman, a law professor at […]

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We are dying’: Maskwacis community members overwhelmed by suicides – CBC

Emily Soosay is grieving the loss of her 22-year-old son Luwen Soosay-Morin, who took his life two days before Christmas. Saturday she attended a vigil for a celebration of life following a wave of recent deaths by suicide in her home community of Maskwacis, Alta. She doesn’t want anyone else to die, in what she […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201810 Views

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Justice Has Yet To Be Served For Indigenous Women – Huffington Post Canada

For years, calls have been made to society’s stakeholders, particularly various governments, to establish some sort of proper procedure to determine why Indigenous women have been the subjects of extreme violence and mostly unsolved disappearances for so long. At one point, Patricia Hajdu, the ex-minister for the status of women, had said that research emerging […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201815 Views

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No state of emergency on Alberta First Nation reeling from number of suicides – APTN News

January 11, 2018 Maskwacis is reeling after several people died by suicide in the weeks leading up to the holiday season. There have been eight deaths since late November, all of them between the ages of 15-32, according to some community members. The epidemic appears to be continuing into the New Year with one suicide […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201817 Views

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Feds boost funding for Indigenous police services – APTN News

January 10, 2018 Policing services in First Nations and Inuit communities will receive a boost in federal dollars starting this spring following years of chronic under-funding. The federal government has earmarked $291 million for the First Nations Policing Program that services more than 450 First Nation and Inuit communities across Canada. “It’s budget has been […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201812 Views

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Former Edmonton mayor and PC cabinet minister runs for Alberta Party leadership – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 10, 2018  By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Former Edmonton mayor and one-time Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Stephen Mandel has returned to the political arena, announcing he will run to lead the fledgling Alberta Party. Mandel says he ran for mayor because Edmonton lacked vision and says the same is […]

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Federal government to spend $291M over 5 years to improve First Nations policing – CBC

Ottawa is also asking provinces, territories to increase their contributions Jan 10, 2018 The Liberal government is injecting $291 million into policing in First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada over the next five years, following years of complaints and legal challenges from Indigenous police forces that they’ve been chronically underfunded. The federal government ​pays […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201813 Views

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Opinion: Sen. Lynn Beyak’s views might be ‘typical’ but that doesn’t make them right – CBC

What Beyak and her many supporters seem to be missing is that consensus doesn’t necessarily justify belief Jan 10, 2018 It’s sad to note that newly independent Senator Lynn Beyak is pretty much your typical Canadian. She comes off as well-intentioned and hard-working — the type of person you expect to see cheering in bleachers […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201821 Views

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Fort McKay First Nation says it’s ready to take legal action against oilsands project if approved – CBC

‘The AER has already put blinders on what really matters to us,’ Fort McKay chief says Jan 09, 2018 The Fort McKay First Nation says it’s ready to take legal action against any approval of an oilsands project near the First Nation’s ancestral homeland. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) began public hearings in Fort McMurray […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201816 Views

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