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Inuit Customary Adoption Incorporated into Quebec’s Civil Code – “Historic” say Makivik and Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services.

Kuujjuaq, Quebec – On Friday June 16, 2017 at the Quebec National Assembly, Bill 113 called “An Act to amend the Civil Code and other legislative provisions as regards adoption and the disclosure of information” was adopted with the unanimous consent of all parliamentarians. The Bill notably includes important new provisions related to Inuit customary […]

by pmnationtalk on June 27, 2017250 Views

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Minister Garneau announces appointments and reappointments in the transportation sector

June 27, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced the following appointments to the boards of directors of VIA Rail Inc. and of various port authorities in Canada. The appointees come from diverse backgrounds, with experience in a number of fields, and are active members of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 27, 2017195 Views

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Fete nationale parade organizers apologize for float pushed by black teenagers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2017 11:10 MONTREAL _ Organizers of the Fete nationale parade are apologizing to people who were upset by the sight of black teenagers pushing a float carrying a white singer. Footage of the float from Saturday’s parade was posted on social media and prompted some people to link the images to slavery […]

by pmnationtalk on June 27, 2017245 Views

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Analysis – Anything for a party, but the idea Canada was born 150 years ago is absurd: Don Pittis – CBC

Indigenous people were active economically centuries before Confederation Jun 26, 2017 Poor Bobby Gimby. The man with the Pied Piper horn chased by children singing his 1967 Centennial anthem CANADA worked like a trooper to squeeze “Confederation” into the song in both English and French. Now the word has been almost forgotten. Instead, headlines repeatedly […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 2017241 Views

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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, 2017233 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, 2017205 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, 2017210 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, 2017429 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, 2017217 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, 2017243 Views

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