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Piikani Chief challenges Stoney bid to change southern Alberta place names – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2017 15:10 By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ A bid by a group of First Nations to have well-known places across southern Alberta, including Calgary, renamed in their language is being challenged by the chief of another Indigenouscommunity. The Stoney Nakoda have applied to the Alberta government to change the names of Calgary and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 20173 Views

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Alberta Metis sign agreement to negotiate as a nation – APTN

November 17, 2017 After decades of lobbying, the Metis Nation of Alberta (MNA) will finally have a distinct voice heard within the federal government. The MNA signed an agreement with Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett that will allow it to negotiate with Canada as a Nation. “We the Alberta Metis are a part of this […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20173 Views

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Canada and Métis Nation of Alberta advance reconciliation with signing of Framework Agreement

November 16, 2017 – Edmonton, Alberta – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada and the Métis Nation of Alberta are committed to working together to advance reconciliation and renew their nation-to-nation, government-to-government relationship. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, and Audrey Poitras, President of the Métis Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201712 Views

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132 years after his execution, many Métis reject exonerating Louis Riel – CBC

‘We would never allow it,’ says Manitoba Métis Federation president David Chartrand Nov 16, 2017 Nov. 16 marks the anniversary of the day Métis leader Louis Riel was hanged for his role in the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. As Louis Riel Day, it also offers people a chance to celebrate his legacy. Although there have been […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 20177 Views

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Media Advisory – Minister Bennett signing Framework Agreement on Louis Riel Day in Alberta

Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, will participate in the signing of a Framework Agreement with the Métis Nation of Alberta. A brief media availability will take place following the event. Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (MST) Where: Métis Nation of Alberta […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 20177 Views

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Nenshi says Stoney Nakoda bid to change Calgary’s name opens ‘thoughtful’ dialogue – Calgary Herald

November 13, 2017 If a group of First Nations get their wish, Calgary will be renamed Wichispa Oyade — Stoney Nakoda terms that roughly translate to elbow town. The Stoney Nakoda have applied to have a long list of well-known places across southern Alberta changed to reflect traditional names given by their people — a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201715 Views

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Source of Truth: Indigenous Leaders Gathered at Banff for Dialogue – Calgary Herald

November 13, 2017 Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain is the name ceremonially granted in 2017 to the small mountain in the Banff townsite. Its previous name recalled a surveyor’s mistaken decision to put a tunnel through the small hill. Bill Snow, a Stoney from Morley, was at the Banff Centre recently, which hosted the first Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 20178 Views

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More choice and flexibility for families and caregivers, starting December 3, 2017

November 9, 2017  Ottawa, Ontario        Employment and Social Development Canada Important changes announced in Budget 2017 will soon come into effect as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to support parents and family caregivers with Employment Insurance benefits that are more flexible, inclusive and easier to access. Beginning December 3, the following improvements will […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 201713 Views

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Office of the Auditor General of Canada 2016-17 Departmental Results Report

Message from the Auditor General of Canada I am pleased to report on our results for the 2016–17 fiscal year. Our work and decisions are driven by our mission to contribute to a well-managed and accountable government for Canadians. Our mission reminds us, when we do our audits, to think about the effects that government […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 20179 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Statement on the Proposed Amendment to Bill S-3

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Statement on the Proposed Amendment to Bill S-3 (Ottawa, ON) – “This move to eliminate one form of discrimination within the Indian Act is a positive step for First Nations women and girls and for all First Nations families. It is an essential step for a government that pledges both […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 20179 Views

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