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CLC celebrates First Nations contributions on National Aboriginal Day

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 On National Aboriginal Day, and as we prepare for the upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canada’s unions are recognizing the history of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit people that pre-dates Canada by more than 10,000 years. “What we call Canada today was inhabited by hundreds of diverse societies long before […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 20176 Views

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On National Aboriginal Day, Minister Dominic LeBlanc highlights the importance of the fisheries in reconciliation

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada June 21, 2017 OTTAWA – Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, issued the following statement: As the longest day of the year, the summer solstice has long held special meaning for Indigenous peoples. On this day, we mark and celebrate the valuable […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 20177 Views

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Rights and Freedoms Award : The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse annouces a special edition on Indigenous peoples’ rights

Montréal, June 21, 2017– On this National Aboriginal Day, the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse announces that the 2017 edition of its Rights and Freedoms Award will be dedicated to the rights of Indigenous peoples, to mark the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 20173 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Name Change for June 21: ‘National Indigenous Peoples Day’

June 21, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations Nation Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the new name for June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day – as a name consistent with the international recognition of Indigenous peoples and consistent with an AFN resolution (23/2013) calling for the name change. “I believe this small change […]

by pmnationtalk on June 21, 201735 Views

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Media Advisory – Minister Bennett to Participate in a Celebration on the occasion of National Aboriginal Day and the Summer Solstice

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Gatineau – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will participate in a Celebration on the occasion of National Aboriginal Day and the Summer Solstice. The event will include a traditional component, which will take place on the greenspace directly behind the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201711 Views

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The Minister of Canadian Heritage Announces the Creation of an Independent Committee to Recommend Qualified Candidates for the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors

GATINEAU, June 20, 2017 The Government of Canada is committed to open and transparent processes for selecting appointees, to help strengthen trust in Canada’s democracy and ensure the integrity of its public institutions. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced the creation of an advisory committee for appointments to the CBC/Radio-Canada Board […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 20176 Views

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Cree Nation Welcomes Customary Adoption Into Quebec Legislation

NEMASKA, QC, June 16, 2017  – The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and the Cree Nation Government (GCC(EI)/CNG) are pleased with the initiative of the Québec government to have legal effects of customary adoptions clearly reflected in the Civil Code of Quebec through Bill 113 (“An Act to amend the Civil Code and other legislative […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201713 Views

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A first: The National Assembly recognizes the effects of First Nations customary law

WENDAKE, QC, June 16, 2017  – After more than ten years of intensive work between First Nations, Inuit and the Government of Quebec, the National Assembly adopted Bill 113. The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) welcomes the adoption of “An Act to amend the Civil Code and other legislative provisions as regards adoption and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201711 Views

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A landmark moment for the future of First Nations children, youth and families: the recognition of the effects of customary adoption

WENDAKE, QC, June 16, 2017  – The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) joins the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador in welcoming the adoption of Bill 113, “An Act to amend the Civil Code and other legislative provisions as regards adoption and the disclosure of information.” Even though First […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201712 Views

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It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence

From Status of Women Canada Gender-based violence remains a significant yet preventable barrier to equality June 19, 2017 – TORONTO, ON Many Canadians still face violence every day simply because of their gender expression, gender identity or perceived gender. It’s time for that to change. The Government of Canada is taking action to prevent and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 20177 Views

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