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Quebec community looks to the Supreme Court of Canada for recognition of Métis rights – CBC

No court has yet recognized any Métis community east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Apr 28, 2019 It’s been over a decade since Ghislain Corneau first brought his fight to the Quebec courts seeking recognition of constitutional rights-bearing Métis to occupy hunting camps on public lands, and now he is waiting to hear if the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201922 Views

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How The NHL’s First-Ever Cree Broadcast Aims To Preserve Indigenous Languages – AOL Video

Following the first-ever broadcast of an NHL game in Plains Cree, hosts, analysts and organizers hope that taking an Indigenous language mainstream will remind youth to learn and practice the important tradition. Photo Courtesy: APTN Read More: https://www.aol.ca/video/channel/news/5cc34490d21f1a57b60ca1ab/

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201926 Views

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Lack of trust pushes First nations leaders from Quebec to invite U.N. to province’s inquiry report release – APTN News

April 25, 2019 First nations leaders from Quebec have invited the international community to Canada to witness the release of a report looking into the province’s relationship with Indigenous peoples so the province and Canada “finally act domestically” to end discrimination and violence against Indigenous women. A delegation of leaders are presenting to the members […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201925 Views

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Opinion: It’s time for investors to do more to advance reconciliation – Montreal Gazette

Although Indigenous peoples have had a visible and growing presence in Canada’s business, political and cultural life, when it comes to Canadians’ investment dollars, Indigenous rights and culture are still too often an afterthought. The consequences can be expensive: the Trans Mountain pipeline continues to be stalled because of inadequate consultation with Indigenous communities. But […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201928 Views

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Protecting nature also fights climate change, says federal environment minister – CanadianManufacturing.com

“Nature is an agenda that everyone can get around,” McKenna said Carbon taxes aren’t the only way to fight climate change, says federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna. Speaking ahead of an international conservation conference, McKenna said protecting natural areas can go a long way toward slowing the progress and mitigating the impact of global warming. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201929 Views

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Using maps as a weapon to resist extractive industries on Indigenous territories – The Conversation

For Indigenous peoples across the Americas, urgent threats imposed by the industrial extraction of natural resources has characterized the 21st century. The expansion of industry has threatened Indigenous territories, cultures and sovereignty. These industries include: timber and pulp extraction, mining, oil and gas and hydroelectric development. As well, the extraction of human beings from their […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201932 Views

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Questions Emerge About Métis Artist Funding in Quebec – Canadian Art

Quebec’s arts council doesn’t accept Métis artists in its Recognition Program for Indigenous People—and says it’s because of provincial government guidelines Serious questions have emerged this month about equity for Métis artists in Quebec. In early April, Melanie Lefebvre, a Montreal-based Métis artist, became aware that the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec was […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201951 Views

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McGill dumps Redmen team name after calls from Indigenous community – CBC

Montreal university makes long-awaited decision regarding name change after lobbying effort Apr 12, 2019 Montreal’s McGill University has announced it will change the name of its men’s varsity sports teams — the Redmen — after calls from Indigenous students, faculty and staff saying the name is discriminatory. Suzanne Fortier, the principal and vice-chancellor of McGill, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201949 Views

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Mohawk Elder Billy Two Rivers talks wrestling, the Oka Crisis, and being a grandparent – APTN News

April 9, 2019 Mention the name Billy Two Rivers to someone, and there’s a good chance they’ll know him for any number of reasons. Especially old school wrestling fans, who will remember his 24 years in the ring, where according to Two Rivers, he never played a villain. “No, I didn’t have a choice, they […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201956 Views

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First Peoples Week celebrated at Dawson College April 1-5 – TheSuburban.com

The Year of Indigenous Language proclaimed by the United Nations was one of the many topics explored during First Peoples Week at Dawson College April 1-5. “Language is the vessel that holds traditional knowledge,” said Kanentokon Hemlock during his talk entitled Language Revitalization and Decolonization on April 2. “When we lose a language, it is […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201960 Views

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