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Column: Why can’t Ottawa get Indigenous consultation right? – Calgary Herald

October 22, 2018 After weeks of consideration, the Trudeau government recently said it would not appeal the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision to quash the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, and would instead further consult Indigenous groups for an undetermined amount of time. It seems the government’s approach to Indigenous consultation is try […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 20188 Views

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Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew

Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew October 19, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Following today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding Mikisew Cree First Nation stating that the federal government does not need to consult with First Nations prior to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201811 Views

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Persons Day: Statement from Premier Notley

Oct 18, 2018 Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement, as Canadians mark Persons Day: “It’s been less than a century since the Persons Case. Just one lifetime ago, Canadian women were denied many of the basic rights and privileges we take for granted today. “That changed because five women from Alberta dared to challenge […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 20189 Views

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Too much work, cites councillor during debate – The South Peace News

High Prairie town council will have a few more days to decide whether or not to send a member to High Prairie Aboriginal Interagency meetings. Interagency co-chairs Cheryl Kachuk and Jamie Chalifoux wrote council with the request, which was debated at their Oct. 9 meeting. Council tabled the matter until their organizational meeting Oct. 23. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201814 Views

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Alberta Community Leaders Receive National Honour

October 15, 2018 Today 31 Alberta community leaders received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in recognition of their exceptional volunteer contributions in a wide range of fields. The award pays tribute to the passion, dedication and commitment of volunteers and recognizes their achievements in the community. The medals were presented at an Edmonton ceremony cohosted […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201814 Views

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No matter what Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test shows, there’s no genetic test to prove you’re Native American – The Verge

Oct 15, 2018 Over the weekend, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released the results of a genetic test suggesting she does have some Native American ancestry. Warren, who is likely to run for president in 2020, probably hopes that the results will stop President Trump and his supporters from mocking her by calling her “Pocahontas.” […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201813 Views

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Indigenous and Refugee populations in the urban setting: the role of municipalities – Public Sector Digest

At a professional development seminar at the University of Calgary, an Indigenous Professor pointed out to a group of refugee resettlement workers that the issues facing urban Indigenous populations were not all that different than those faced by new refugees. Refugee and Indigenous histories, while different, often share stories of social and individual trauma, transitions […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201810 Views

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Kinder Morgan pipeline opponents are treasonous – Cochrane Eagle

Oct 11, 2018 Well, it’s done. Three non-elected economically deficient decision makers, minorities of taxpayer supported indigenous people, supported by politicians Elizabeth May and John Horgan (who should be charged with treason), have virtually stopped Canada’s last hope of getting our oil to international markets. This small minority ignored the loss of thousands of jobs […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201813 Views

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Statement from Regional Chief Marlene Poitras on the Mikisew Cree First Nation V. Canada Supreme Court Decision

STATEMENT FROM REGIONAL CHIEF MARLENE POITRAS ON THE MIKISEW CREE FIRST NATION V. CANADA SUPREME COURT DECISION The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on the application of the Duty to Consult doctrine and if it can be applied to the federal legislation-making process. The case originates from Mikisew Cree First Nation’s challenge of the 2012 […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201814 Views

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The National Energy Board (NEB) 2017-18 Annual Report to Parliament was tabled

Message from the Chair and CEO Peter Watson, Chief Executive Officer and CEO The National Energy Board (NEB) is Canada’s federal energy regulator. Preventing harm is at the heart of what a regulator does. People count on us to keep them safe, to protect the environment, to prevent market inefficiencies and to listen to what […]

by aanationtalk on October 10, 201815 Views

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