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Premiers commit to commission recommendations after meeting with native leaders – CBC

Jul 15, 2015 The premier of Newfoundland and Labrador says Canada’s premiers support all 94 recommendations arising from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and will work to implement them in their own provinces. Paul Davis spoke at a closing news conference after meeting with the leaders of national aboriginal organizations in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Wednesday. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015168 Views

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Edmonton Folk Fest bans First Nations headdresses – Edmonton Journal

July 15, 2015 The Edmonton Folk Festival has announced a ban on wearing First Nations headdresses at this year’s festival. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the festival requested ticketholders refrain from wearing First Nation headdresses to show respect for First Nations culture. “Such headdresses have a sacred, cultural meaning and we ask that you […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015241 Views

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Film that captures the spirit of Alberta captivates visitors to new theatre in Federal Building – Edmonton Journal

July 15, 2015 A free 4-D educational film about Alberta sprinkles viewers with snow and blows prairie wind in their hair. And while it is drawing sparkling reviews, is hasn’t yet captured a wide audience. After all, permanent signs and directional markers aren’t up yet for the $800,000 high-tech theatre where it is showing. And […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015338 Views

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Three pieces of public art for Edmonton’s new arena unveiled – Global

July 14, 2015 EDMONTON — Three works of art from Berlin, Saskatoon and Edmonton will be created for Rogers Place as part of the city’s Percent for Art policy. The policy dedicates one per cent of construction costs to getting public art for city infrastructure. “There still will be people unhappy that their tax dollars […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015175 Views

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Increasing adult education levels – Meridian Booster

July 14, 2015 The Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre will be offering aboriginal adults the chance to upgrade their schooling. The Adult Basic Education Program, which is in partnership with Dumont Technical Institute, will run Sept. 8, 2015 to June 30, 2016, and will give aboriginal adults the chance to upgrade either to a Grade 10, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015178 Views

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TNG Tribal Chair has message for area log truckers – Williams Lake Tribune

Jul 14, 2015 More than 25 local log trucks have been impacted in recent weeks by what appears to be an act of sabotage. Staff Sgt. Del Byron confirmed Tuesday police are investigating who could be responsible for digging as many as five holes in the Gaspard-Churn Forest Service Road and filling them with large […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015249 Views

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Cuthand: The Sixties Scoop still continues today – Calgary Herald

July 15, 2015 The so-called Sixties Scoop is the latest travesty to be revealed. Calling it the Sixties Scoop gives the impression that it was all in the past. The reality is that aboriginal children are still being apprehended and placed in state care. It is estimated that more than 20,000 aboriginal children were apprehended across Canada […]

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Chief says Edmonton sits on stolen Indian land, hopes to reconcile past wrongs – APTN

July 14, 2015 EDMONTON — Long before the City of Edmonton was established, there lived an Indigenous tribe since time immemorial. Then in the late 1800’s the Federal Government moved in to settle the area, and soon after used coercion and fraud to displace the Papaschase Band and steal their lands, said Chief Calvin Bruneau. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015167 Views

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Cree language used as secret weapon in WWII – CBC

Checker Tomkins’ work was so highly classified he couldn’t tell anyone … for decades Jul 14, 2015 When Checker Tomkins went off to war, he took with him a top-secret weapon the Germans knew nothing about. The Cree language. His work was so highly classified, even after the war ended he was under orders not […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2015269 Views

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Case Brief: Lac La Ronge Indian Band v. Canada, 2015 FCA 154 – First Peoples Law

We’ve decided to start a series of short case briefs providing notice and short summaries of new Aboriginal law decisions that are noteworthy but may not deserve a full case comment. Here’s the first one. Lac La Ronge Indian Band v. Canada, 2015 FCA 154 Judicial review of Specific Claims Tribunal decision regarding unlicensed timber […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2015185 Views

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