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A Royal Commission, the Minister of Indigenous Affairs and the Energy East pipeline on the Dec 10 edition of N2N – APTN

December 11, 2015 After years of hearing calls from parents and loved ones, the federal government called for a Royal Commission into the numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The call came Tuesday in the foyer of the House of Commons. Bev Jacobs was the president of the Native Women’s Association of […]

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Kahnawake evictions: Mohawks, Feds on legal collision course – Montreal Gazette

December 10, 2015 For many of the people facing eviction from Kahnawake, life in a Mohawk community is all they’ve ever known. Some grew up observing the religious practices of the Kahnawake Longhouse, they played lacrosse with their cousins and learned the rudiments of Kanien’kéha—the language of their Mohawk ancestors. But after deciding to marry […]

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Carolyn Bennett confirms meeting with families of missing, murdered indigenous women – CBC

Dec 10, 2015 ‘This government gets it,’ AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde says of renewed relationship with Ottawa Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett reiterated her government’s commitment to renewing Canada’s relationship with its indigenous people during a speech to First Nations on Thursday. “This government shares your passion and commitment to a renewed relationship. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2015306 Views

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First Nations welcome lifting of despised 2% funding cap – CBC

‘Significant catch-up funding’ needed, says AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Dec 10, 2015 First Nation chiefs are welcoming news that the Liberal government will reverse a despised 19-year cap on funding for First Nations. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement while addressing an Assembly of First Nations conference in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday. “Our […]

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Climate talks in Paris, a Q and A with Tantoo Cardinal – APTN

December 10, 2015 Since the end of November, thousands of people have been in Paris trying to work out a deal on climate change. The talks wrap up Friday. Scientists say it’s imperative that countries around the world come up with a plan that will hold the warming of the earth to 2 degrees celcius. […]

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Your questions about the UN climate conference answered – David Suzuki

December 9, 2015 The goal of the UN negotiations in Paris is to agree on ways countries can co-operate to fight climate change. Some of the major issues being discussed are human rights, the role of indigenous knowledge in evaluating affects, how rich countries can assist poorer countries, accelerating clean energy and what threshold should […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015259 Views

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Why Canada’s universities should mandate indigenous courses – The Globe and Mail

Dec. 10, 2015 Annette Trimbee is president and vice-chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. Wab Kinew is the university’s associate vice-president of indigenous affairs. Every university in Canada should mandate indigenous content. Why? To borrow a phrase from our Prime Minister, “Because it’s 2015.” We are proud at the University of Winnipeg to be launching […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015262 Views

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Canada presses for recognition of human, indigenous rights in climate deal – The Globe and Mail

Dec. 10, 2015 Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has raised concerns that the looming Paris climate deal may give short shrift to human rights and rights of indigenous people, as negotiators worked through the night to reach an accord by Friday’s deadline. In a plenary session early Thursday morning, Ms. McKenna highlighted what she described as […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015253 Views

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Liberals launch first phase of inquiry into missing, murdered indigenous women – National Post

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government is kicking off what it calls the first phase of its inquiry into the tragic phenomenon of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the government will consult the families of victims over the next two months to get their input into how the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015261 Views

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RCMP head tells indigenous chiefs there are ‘racists’ on his force – Toronto Star

’Some of the worst racists carry a gun and they carry a badge,’ says BC grand chief Speaking for the first time before the Assembly of First Nations conference, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson admitted there are racists on his police force and that he does not want them there. Paulson, who addressed […]

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