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A grand notion- IRPP

November 23, 2022 The troubled relationship between Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians sometimes snaps into focus. A young Indigenous woman who is supposed to be in protective care is abandoned in a motel and then found dead after being raped and thrown from a bridge. A carload of Indigenous teens seeks help with a flat […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 2022101 Views

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Policy Forum: Establishing An Urban Reserve—Property Tax Challenges And Opportunities

November 3, 2022 ABSTRACT: Urban reserves offer a unique economic development tool for First Nation governments by providing access to markets and infrastructure unavailable on most reserve lands in Canada. Asimakiniseekan Askiy is Canada’s first urban reserve established on land previously owned by a city. The urban reserve was established in Saskatoon by the Muskeg […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2022131 Views

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Canada needs to get on with tackling racism in concrete ways – IRPP

Stop setting up anti-racism secretariats and start passing laws specific to Charter rights. Stop land acknowledgements and give back Indigenous land. July 8, 2022 Anti-racism is the call of the day in the Global North. In addition to their earlier push to introduce a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) culture, institutions are now also hurriedly […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 2022209 Views

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Inuit Nunangat needs a community public safety officer program – Policy Options

Increased funding for emergency management, and search and rescue is vital in a time of climate change. June 27, 2022 This spring, the pan-northern leaders’ statement on climate change highlighted that increased funding for emergency management must be a key part of climate change response in the North. We couldn’t agree more. Over the last […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 2022145 Views

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Apologies and promises are not enough to end TB in the North – IRPP

May 10, 2022 To finally end tuberculosis in Indigenous communities, the federal government needs to take lessons from the Global South and make a major investment. In the midst of a raging global pandemic, it is easy to forget that tuberculosis (TB) is the second leading infectious killer after COVID-18 and that ending the TB […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 2022162 Views

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Transfer authority of child welfare to Indigenous communities – IRPP

April 20, 2022 The colonial child-welfare system needs more than a set of fixes. Indigenous communities should be running these services themselves, a study finds. Recent reminders of the over-representation of First Nations children in child welfare services and of those services’ shortcomings and harms have come from the courts, a public inquiry in Quebec […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 2022243 Views

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Colonial policies deny internet to many Indigenous communities – IRPP

April 14, 2022 The federal government has an opportunity to close the digital divide and take a meaningful step toward reconciliation by updating its spectrum policy. The pandemic has highlighted antiquated policies born from colonialism that are putting remote Indigenous communities at a disadvantage and underscoring the need for high-speed internet to be made available […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2022162 Views

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Inuit conservation is transforming life and work in the Arctic – IRPP

March 29, 2022 An emerging Inuit-led conservation sector draws on hunting and fishing to innovate in areas like eco-tourism, food security, environmental management. COVID-19 continues to disrupt employment in remote northern communities. For the Inuit of Nunavut, unemployment has worsened: between August and October 2021, almost a quarter of them were looking for work. At […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2022212 Views

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What does the future of Indigenous governance look like?

Many aspects of Indigenous nation-building in Canada remain underexplored, despite the significant political and policy implications. But change is happening from within. This panel will consider how Indigenous communities are identifying what is important and what is relevant to them, so they can make these critical changes. This event is offered free of charge. Registration […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 2022321 Views

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Decolonizing energy and the nuclear narrative of small modular reactors – IRPP

February 7, 2022 Kebaowek First Nation is calling for an alternative to a planned SMR project, one that won’t undermine proper consultation and leave a toxic legacy. In early 2021, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission began reviewing the application from a company called Global First Power to build a nuclear reactor at the Chalk River […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2022162 Views

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