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Canada Announces New Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada May, 25, 2017 Ottawa/ON Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada More than half of Indigenous peoples in Canada live in urban centres. Supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis where they live is about improving quality of life and contributing to stronger economic growth in their communities, and in Canada. The […]

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Media Advisory: Aboriginal Day Live Line-Up Revealed – Eight Cities. One Great Gathering

May 25, 2017 Aboriginal Day Live Line-Up Revealed Eight Cities. One Great Gathering WINNIPEG, MB–( May 25, 2017) – The nation is already buzzing about this year’s Aboriginal Day Live (ADL) going coast-to-coast-to-coast for Canada 150. Today, the lineup with over 70 of some of the biggest names in music and television, including award winning […]

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Senators amend legislation aimed at removing sexism from Indian Act – Globe and Mail

Senators have amended government legislation that was drafted to remove some of the sexism from the Indian Act in ways that the Indigenous Affairs Minister warned she would not support, saying it could give Indian status and the accompanying benefits to as many as two million additional Canadians. The amendment to Bill S-3 is aimed […]

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Indigenous Researchers Receive $2.6 Million Funding From Merck Canada Inc. for Indigenous Maternal and Child Health Program in Ontario

TORONTO, ON – May 25, 2017 – A unique Indigenous-led, community-hospital-university-private sector partnership to enhance Indigenous maternal and child health will address some of the underlying causes of health inequity through an innovative new action-research project. The “Kind Faces Sharing Places: An Action Research Project for Indigenous Families During and After Pregnancy and Birth” project […]

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Families of missing, murdered women urge critics to get behind national inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 25, 2017  OTTAWA _ Families of missing and murdered women are raising their voices in defence of the national public inquiry as it faces a stream of criticism from advocates and indigenous leaders. Bernie Williams, who has spent more than 30 years on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside raising awareness about missing and murdered […]

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CBC planning to roll out reinvented ‘The National’ in October – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 25, 2017  By Lauren La Rose THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts for the anchor desk. “We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and […]

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Canada’s National Ballet School Hosts Nation’s Biggest Dance Party to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary

Toronto, ON, Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) will kick off its nationwide celebration for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation beginning June 2 at Sharing Dance Day events – free to the public – taking place across the country. A Canada 150 Signature Project, NBS’ Sharing Dance Day events will bring […]

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Tungasuvvingat Inuit: Call for Members – Restorative Justice Committee

Tungasuvvingat Inuit’s Restorative Justice Initiative is looking for community members who want to become a part of the first Inuit specific Restorative Justice program outside of Northern Communities!! The focus of this initiative is to work with Inuit that have come in conflict with the law; helping navigate them through culturally specific resources and supports. […]

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Guest Curator: Caroline Forcier-Holloway – LAC

Canada: Who Do We Think We Are? is a new exhibition by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) marking the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. This exhibition is accompanied by a year-long blog series. Join us every month during 2017 as experts, from LAC, across Canada and even farther afield, provide additional insights on items from […]

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Canada’s Indigenous Cultures at the Heart of Canadian Armed Forces’ Indigenous Awareness Week Celebrations

From National Defence May 25, 2017 – Ottawa – Department of National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Canadian Army hosted a commemorative event at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa today, in celebration of Indigenous Awareness Week from May 23 to 26. The festivities explored the theme of “Honouring the Traditional Ways,” which invited members […]

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