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Montreal Economic Institute – Trans Mountain: Some good news, but the saga is far from over

Montreal, February 22, 2019 – The MEI salutes the National Energy Board’s decision to recommend that the federal government move forward with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Nonetheless, this saga is far from over, and shows once again that Canada’s energy project approval process remains burdensome and inefficient. “It takes forever to get an […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201919 Views

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First Nations water problems a crisis of Canada’s own making – Policy Options

February 6, 2019 It is hard to imagine that in 2019, First Nations in Canada could lack access to clean drinking water in their own territories — but many do. In fact, 400 of 618 First Nations were under at least one water advisory between 2004 and 2014. A recent CBC investigation revealed that 180 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201920 Views

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Canada’s “prove it” approach to Aboriginal title – IRPP

The world watched in early January as an armed RCMP force entered Wet’suwet’en territory and arrested 14 people. The RCMP was enforcing an interim injunction obtained by Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. (a subsidiary of TransCanada Pipelines) to prevent interference with work on its planned natural gas pipeline crossing Wet’suwet’en territory. On January 6, just prior […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201925 Views

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Indigenous Self-Determination in Northern Canada and Norway

Over the last several decades, two circumpolar Indigenous peoples — the Canadian Inuit and the Norwegian Sámi — have made great strides in developing innovative governance regimes to foster greater Indigenous self-determination within their respective states. Their experience, say authors Gary N. Wilson and Per Selle, highlights two different yet complementary dimensions of Indigenous self-­determination: […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201918 Views

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First Nations get richer thanks to oil, mining, and forests

Montreal, November 6, 2018 – Contrary to the widely held belief that they systematically oppose projects, numerous indigenous communities have embraced the development of natural resources to improve their quality of life, shows a Research Paper published today by the MEI. “First Nations are far from being unanimously opposed to development. Things have changed a lot […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201867 Views

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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, 201859 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, 201852 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, 201853 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, 201843 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, 201868 Views

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