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Build the Indigenous economy to address poverty – Policy Options

September 19, 2018 In its past three budgets, the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made important investments to help address the critical needs facing Indigenous communities and families. These investments are laudable and long overdue, and they will go a significant way toward ensuring that Indigenous people have better housing, child and family […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201812 Views

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Assembly of First Nations to Convene National Policy Forum on Affirming First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction September 11-12, 2018

Assembly of First Nations to Convene National Policy Forum on Affirming First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction September 11-12, 2018 September 10, 2018 (Ottawa, ON):  The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is convening a national policy forum on Affirming First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction in Gatineau, Quebec September 11 and 12.  The purpose of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201816 Views

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Government of Canada takes important step towards a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy to address Canada’s most persistent social issues

From: Employment and Social Development Canada August 31, 2018 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is committed to supporting innovative solutions that find new ways to help communities tackle their most complex and persistent social issues. By breaking down the barriers that prevent Canada’s most vulnerable populations from finding employment […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 201819 Views

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Trans Mountain: another decision that will scare off investors

Montreal, August 30, 2018 – The decision by the Federal Court of Appeal to block the project to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline under the pretext that Ottawa has not consulted the indigenous population adequately shows yet again that the project approval process in Canada is not working and is sending investments fleeing to our competitors. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 201813 Views

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Promoting the use of Inuktut, a founding language – Policy Options

The federal government and the private sector, including social media companies, can play a key role in ensuring the survival and growth of Inuktut. July 9, 2018 Comparatively speaking, Inuktut is a strong Indigenous language. In Nunavut, 65 percent of the population identify Inuktut as their mother tongue. This means that Nunavut is the only […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201839 Views

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Feds must allow First Nations to tax, regulate cannabis – Policy Options

There was little surprise when the Assembly of First Nations, at its Special Chiefs Assembly in early May, called on the government of Canada to amend Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act. The chiefs sought to prevent provincial regulations from applying on reserves and to allow First Nations to share in the revenue that will be […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201825 Views

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Should the MMIWG Inquiry be given more time? – Policy Options

There are good reasons to extend the Inquiry, but commissioners should explain precisely what they intend to accomplish and why it justifies extra costs. Commissioner Marion Buller of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls recently published an essay in the Globe and Mail making the case for a two-year extension […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201825 Views

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Canada to share its vision on policies that benefit the middle class and those working hard to join it as it hosts the first OECD Social Policy Forum held outside Paris

May 12, 2018                Gatineau, Quebec The Canadian Government is committed to creating a growing economy that leaves no one behind. Canada’s effort to advance innovative social policies that help the middle class and those working hard to join it, including the Canada Child Benefit and the National Housing Strategy, is attracting international attention. […]

by pmnationtalk on May 14, 201825 Views

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Governments have an interest in restorative justice because it generates significant benefits to society. – Policy Options

April 19, 2018 The trial is over, the sentence was handed down months ago, but Jeanne (not her real name) still doesn’t feel the closure she had been hoping for since the whole ordeal began. Many unanswered questions remain, and she agonizes over them every day. Why her? Why did this man decide to violate […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201847 Views

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Taking the next step towards a post-colonial Canada – Policy Options

When you come to speak to us about Canada, remember that we have been thinking about Canada for a very long time. Here we are again. It’s a familiar place and feeling, trying to parse the words of Canada announcing another a new approach to Indigenous policy – this time called a “Recognition and Implementation […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201843 Views

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