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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says New Approach for Rights Implementation Essential, First Nations Engagement Crucial

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says New Approach for Rights Implementation Essential, First Nations Engagement Crucial (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Trudeau of a new approach to rights recognition and implementation to be developed “in full partnership” with First Nations, including new mechanisms […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 20189 Views

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Government of Canada to create Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework

Ottawa, Ontario February 14, 2018 For too long, Indigenous Peoples in Canada have had to prove their rights exist and fight to have them recognized and fully implemented. To truly renew the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples, the Government of Canada must make the recognition and implementation of rights the basis for all relations […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201823 Views

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Aboriginal politicians seek action: ‘We can stand together even if we are apart’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 12, 2018  By Brett Bundale THE CANADIAN PRESS A new wave of mainstream Indigenous politicians in Canada is seeking to harness anger about the Colten Boushie verdict into a unifying call for action. “We can stand together even if we are apart,” said Aaron Paquette, a First Nations Metis artist who was […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201813 Views

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The Grand Council of the Crees (EEYOU ISTCHEE)/ Cree Nation Government Calls on the Government of Canada to Ensure that Justice is Done in the Matter of Colten Boushie

NEMASKA, QC, Feb. 11, 2018– The Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee expresses its solidarity with the family of Colten Boushie and with First Nations people in Saskatchewan after the shocking outcome of the trial. The verdict, and the way it was reached, makes a mockery of justice for First Nations people across Canada. Upon hearing the verdict, Grand Chief Abel Bosum stated: “I am in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201812 Views

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The mayor of Montréal, Valérie Plante, presents the city’s new commissioner of Indigenous affairs

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 9, 2018 – It is with great pride that the mayor of Montréal, Ms. Valérie Plante, introduces the new commissioner of Indigenous affairs, Ms. Marie-Ève Bordeleau. The new commissioner will lead the development of Montréal’s reconciliation strategy, and will pioneer a training program for city employees. This announcement was made along with Mr. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 201815 Views

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Harmonization of Canada’s Laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: the AFNQL Applauds the Adoption of Bill C-262

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 8, 2018  – The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador applauds the adoption in second reading of Bill C-262, an Act to Harmonize Canada’s Laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “The Bill took another important step in its implementation. I want to congratulate Mr. Roméo Saganash for his courage, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 201817 Views

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BR Cannabis Fight – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Feb 9, 2018 QUEBEC – Ottawa’s plan to legalize marijuana is causing a rift with Quebec over how many plants are allowed to be grown at home. The federal government’s bill allows Canadians to cultivate up to four pot plants, while Quebec doesn’t want its citizens to grow any. Quebec […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 201825 Views

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Government of Canada takes steps to ensure a clean environment and strong economy

February 8, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Government of Canada A clean environment and a strong economy go hand in hand – that’s why the Government of Canada is bringing forward better rules for the review of major projects. Better rules will protect our environment, fish and waterways, rebuild public trust, and create new jobs […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201815 Views

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Statement from National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Second Reading of Bill 262, An Act to Harmonize Canada’s laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Statement from National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Second Reading of Bill 262, An Act to Harmonize Canada’s laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples February 8, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released the following statement following the second reading of Bill 262 – […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201820 Views

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Globe editorial: It’s time to let Indigenous communities manage native child welfare – Globe and Mail

Here are some damning statistics that do not get talked about enough in this country. Barely eight per cent of children aged four and under in Canada are Indigenous, yet they account for half of all children of that age in foster care. In Manitoba, 10,000 of the 11,000 children in foster care are native, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 201813 Views

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