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Treaty 3 flag raised at city hall in commitment to treaty partnerships – Kenora Daily Miner

June 23, 2017 The Grand Council Treaty 3 flag now flies next to the Canada, Ontario and City of Kenora flags in front of city hall in a renewal of treaty partnership. A large group marked the occasion with a traditional ceremony held by Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and city council on Wednesday, June 21. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20177 Views

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Senate defies House of Commons, delays Indian Act update past July deadline – National Post

The government’s answer to a court decision that highlighted sex-based inequities in the Indian Act, will not be able to pass into law before a July 3 deadline OTTAWA — While all eyes were on the Senate’s approval of the federal budget Thursday, senators have forced the government’s hand on a different piece of legislation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20176 Views

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Retailer offers pathway for social skills training – Northern Ontario Business

First Nation store keeps dollars at home, builds employee confidence One business in Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island is offering its community more than a place to get great bargains. They also offer to teach service skills people will need to be successful in life. Your Dollar Store With More, a Canada-wide chain, has a franchise […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20175 Views

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Relatives of 12 year old indigenous girl who killed herself casting no blame – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 23, 2017 Relatives of an indigenous girl from northern Ontario who killed herself last week, apparently as part of a suicide pact, say they do not blame anyone. In a statement this week, the grandparents of Jenara Roundsky say everyone did their best to help her. The 12-year-old from Wapekeka is the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20176 Views

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Osgoode Hall establishes fund to benefit indigenous initiatives – Canadian Lawyer

Osgoode Hall Law School has announced the establishment of a reconciliation fund to benefit indigenous initiatives at the school. The fund has been created to expand on opportunities offered at the school for educating students on indigenous law and to create spaces for indigenous community life. The creation of the fund stems from the urgency […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20175 Views

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Employee voices: What is National Aboriginal Day and why it matters – Ryerson U

Across Canada, the First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) peoples celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21 in many exciting and impactful ways. Many of us share our history, culture, language and identity with the public with an array of celebratory activities including music, drumming, singing, dance and artisans. What is the history of National […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20175 Views

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Wapekeka plea for help as suicide of child renews fears of death pact – Toronto Star

Northern First Nation band declares state of emergency over mental health crisis Wapekeka First Nation has declared a state of emergency after the suicide of 12-year-old Jenera Roundsky last week sent 35 kids into a mental health crisis and ignited fears that a suicide pact that gripped the community in January still exists. Wapekeka band […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20176 Views

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Lawyer believes survivors deserve “one more day” to apply for residential schools compensation – APTN

June 23, 2017 Cree lawyer Eleanore Sunchild believes residential school survivors deserve one final chance to file a claim under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA), even though the deadline passed in 2012. Sept. 19, 2012 was the government’s deadline to file claims under the Independent Assessment Process (IAP), the section of the IRSSA […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20176 Views

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York police begin probe into Thunder Bay deaths – Toronto Star

Force called in to investigate how Indigenous teens died after bodies found in waterways York Regional Police is investigating the deaths of two Indigenous teens whose bodies were found in Thunder Baywaterways in May. Ontario Chief Coroner Dr. Dirk Huyer said he contacted the York police service to provide a “new perspective” into the investigation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20175 Views

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BR Indigenous Thunder Bay – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 23, 2017  Ontario’s chief coroner has asked an outside police force to help Thunder Bay police investigate the deaths of two indigenous teens. Dr. Dirk Huyer has asked the York Regional Police from the Toronto area to further investigate what happened to 14-year-old Josiah Begg and 17-year-old Tammy Keeash. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20175 Views

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