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Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project – Indigenous engagement

We are committed to maintaining and strengthening relationships with Indigenous communities in the post-decision period of the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project. Continuing the conversation We are building on the two-way, meaningful dialogue that was established in Phase III to help communities navigate initiatives related to Crown commitments, accommodation measures and any other project-related activities. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20205 Views

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Water bombers dispatched to Poplar Hill First Nation forest fire – Tbnewswatch.com

The fire is burning seven kilometres to the southeast. DRYDEN, Ont. — The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry dispatched water bombers Tuesday afternoon to attack a new forest fire not far from the remote community of Poplar Hill first Nation. The fire, which is not under control, had burned 23 hectares at last report. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 20208 Views

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Kashechewan spared from spring flooding, but now has to keep COVID-19 away – CBC

About half of the community of 2,000 moved out to tents in the bush to avoid possible flooding May 13, 2020 About 1,100 people in Kashechewan have spent the past few weeks, wondering and worrying if floodwaters would come into their homes. For the past decade, the entire First Nation is evacuated to hotel rooms […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202011 Views

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NFN Fire Ban Lifted – Effective May 11, 2020 (Backyard Fires Only)

May 11, 2020 With the support of Nipissing First Nation Chief and Council, our Fire Services department is lifting the Fire Ban within Nipissing First Nation boundaries and will be allowing BACKYARD FIRES ONLY for families to enjoy.  Residents may still have Sacred Fires for ceremonial purposes as well. We must continue to follow the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 20209 Views

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Large-scale resource extraction exacerbates the threat of COVID-19 across the American hemisphere, especially for Indigenous peoples – Kairos

May. 4th, 2020 Across Abya Yala and Turtle Island, territories otherwise known as America, governmental and corporate responses to and amid the spread of the novel coronavirus have put into sharp focus the crisis of the status quo. This is especially true of large-scale resource extraction. The grave threat posed by COVID-19 across the American hemisphere, especially to Indigenous peoples, is exacerbated by extractivism and many […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202013 Views

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Ontario Ready to Respond to Spring Flooding Season

Province and Partners Develop Further Preparedness Measures for Communities at Risk May 2, 2020 TORONTO — The Ontario government has been actively working with federal and municipal governments, First Nations partners, and non-governmental organizations to prepare and respond to any flooding situation across the province during the COVID-19 outbreak. As part of Ontario’s flood preparedness […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202056 Views

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First Cobalt Announces Positive Feasibility Study Results for Canadian Cobalt Refinery Expansion

ORONTO, ON — (May 4, 2020) – First Cobalt Corp. (TSX-V: FCC; OTCQX: FTSSF) today announced positive results from an independent feasibility study conducted on its permitted cobalt refinery in Ontario, Canada. The study contemplates expanding the existing facility and adapting it to be North America’s first producer of cobalt sulfate, an essential component in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202041 Views

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A message from the Assembly of First Nations Knowledge Keepers

A message from the Assembly of First Nations Knowledge Keepers Mother Earth is speaking to us in ways foretold in our prophecies. Time constantly evolves. These changes bring with it new challenges and unknown threats. There will be a time for renewal, a time we can understand unknown threats such as COVID-19. This new threat […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202015 Views

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First Nations evacuation to Timmins not optimal, says mayor – TimminsToday

Councillor says preference for evacuees is Kapuskasing, North Bay and Sudbury While Timmins started laying the groundwork to be a host community for 2020 First Nations evacuations, Mayor George Pirie says an evacuation to they city wouldn’t be optimal. “Kashechewan community does not want to come here for all the various obvious reasons. They have […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202012 Views

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Town hoping ‘last box checked’ for Sunset Point repair permit – CollingwoodToday

A contractor is standing by and most of the material is on site already If all goes well, the town might get the go-ahead from the province to start work on repairs to the Sunset Point shoreline soon. A letter from Sunset Point resident Ted Rowe to council sparked another discussion about the crumbling waterfront. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 20209 Views

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