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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Disappointed with Supreme Court Decision – Time to Implement UN Declaration

July 26, 2017 (Regina SK,) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde responded today to the Supreme Court of Canada decisions today in the Chippewas of the Thames and Clyde River cases dealing with Indigenous peoples right to consultation and accommodation. “It’s clear today that our right to consultation and accommodation must […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201727 Views

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Canada trails G7 in protecting land, parks advocates say – CBC

‘Urgent action’ needed to keep land and water from development and support species at risk Jul 24, 2017 Canada lags behind most of the world in setting aside protected spaces, parks advocates say. According to a report to be released today from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Canada stands last among G7 countries […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201715 Views

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Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion Project – Federal Funding Allocated

July 21, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $109,917.35 in federal funds to six recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion Project, located in Contrecoeur, Québec. The funding was made available through the Agency’s Participant Funding Program. It will […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 201713 Views

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Canadian tribe opposes proposed powerline project in US – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jul 20, 2017  By Michael Casey THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CONCORD, N.H. _ A Canadian tribe is opposing a powerline project in the U.S. saying it would accommodate a hydro-power company that has decimated a salmon fishery in Quebec that the tribe depends upon. Members of the Pessamit Innu testified Thursday at a New […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 201712 Views

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Prime Minister announces action on British Columbia wildfires

Providence, Rhode Island July 14, 2017 The Government of Canada will do its utmost to help the people of British Columbia facing the immediate and long-term impacts of destructive wildfires. That is why the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the creation of a new ad hoc Cabinet committee to coordinate federal efforts to help […]

by pmnationtalk on July 14, 201712 Views

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Banks accepting donations for Red Cross British Columbia Fires Appeal

July 13, 2017 The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that nine banks in Canada will be accepting financial donations from the public in support of Red Cross efforts to provide assistance to the thousands of British Columbians impacted by the fires burning in the province. The Canadian Red Cross is supporting the Government […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201725 Views

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Large assembly of Tribal Leaders and Chiefs from United States and Canada meet to officially form new cross-border alliance to stop Keystone XL pipeline

RAPID CITY, SD (Black Hills), July 4, 2017 – An assembly of Tribal leaders of the Great Sioux Nation along with leaders of the Ponca Nation in Nebraska and Oklahoma today met, in the sacred Black Hills in South Dakota, with a large delegation of Chiefs of First Nations from Canada who have signed the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201712 Views

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The Government of Canada is investing in Forillon National Park

June 29, 2017     Gaspé, Quebec  Parks Canada Agency Canada’s national parks and historic sites belong to all Canadians. They represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell the stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation […]

by pmnationtalk on June 29, 201720 Views

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NunatuKavut Continues Fight On Methylmercury Mitigation

NUNATUKAVUT CONTINUES FIGHT ON METHYLMERCURY MITIGATION HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, June 19, 2017 – NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) President Todd Russell today issued the following statement: “Nalcor issued a public statement on June 12, stating that it would be releasing water from the Muskrat Falls reservoir in mid-July in order to install a safety boom […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201741 Views

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Lac Windfall Mine Project – Public Comments Invited

June 16, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Lac Windfall Mine Project, located on the Eeyou Istchee-James Bay Territory, 75 km southeast of the Cree village of Waswanipi and 115 km east of Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Quebec. To help inform […]

by pmnationtalk on June 16, 201741 Views

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