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Supreme Court sides with Ontario against previous owners of abandoned Dryden mercury disposal site – APTN News

December 6, 2019 Canada’s Supreme Court sided with Ontario Friday on who bears responsibility for remediating a mercury waste disposal site on Ontario’s Wabigoon and English rivers. The contamination damaged the health and livelihood of multiple generations on Grassy Narrows and Islington First Nations downstream. In a written decision, the court concluded Resolute FP Inc. […]

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Supreme Court to rule on cleanup of contaminated Grassy Narrows site – Toronto Star

Dec. 6, 2019 OTTAWA—Two companies are on the hook for looking after a mercury-contaminated site near Ontario’s Grassy Narrows First Nation, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. The 4-3 decision Friday brought some clarity to a long-running dispute over one element of the legacy of environmental poisoning that has caused significant health problems for […]

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Anishinabek Nation delegation visits the Navajo Nation to prepare for self-government – Anishinabek News

NIPISSING FIRST NATION— A delegation on behalf of the Anishinabek Nation made a quick visit to Arizona recently to learn more about how the Navajo Nation runs its government. Southeast Regional Deputy Grand Council Chief James Marsden led the team consisting of Chief Governance Negotiator Martin Bayer, Fiscal Relations Support Advisor Jidé Afolabi and Executive […]

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Rama event aids women in need – OrilliaMatters

Sharing WITH Our Sisters saw bags filled with items for Barrie Native Friendship Centre The Sharing WITH Our Sisters Tea and Jamm was hosted by Dawn Ireland of Cedar Place in Rama on the weekend. We gathered some 30 previously loved handbags, filling them with donated personal hygiene products and more for women in need. […]

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See something? Say something – Simcoe Reformer

December 5, 2019 The public is often told to “Say something if you see something” when confronted with suspicious behaviour. This extends to the abuse and potential abuse of women. “As a man, an employer, a friend – what do I do if I suspect a woman is being abused?” Simcoe Coun. Ian Rabbitts asked […]

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Government ‘repeat offender’ when it comes to First Nations kids – APTN

December 5, 2019 The new Indigenous services minister was introduced to the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) this week. And Marc Miller promised that Canada would compensate children in care in due course. “We have that track record with respect to the Indian Day School settlements, the residential school settlements and the Sixties Scoop.” But […]

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Reconciliation ‘must continue’: Indigenous peoples a key focus of Throne Speech – The Globe and Mail

The Liberal government laid out Thursday that reconciliation with Indigenous people remains one of its core priorities while it recognized the road will be long. Reconciliation “must continue,” Governor-General Julie Payette said Thursday in reading the Throne Speech, which officially opens a new session of Parliament and puts forward goals and directions of the government. […]

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Jody Wilson-Raybould to push for Indigenous rights recognition framework – CBC

First Nations leaders honour Independent MP in ceremony following close of AFN special assembly Dec 06, 2019 After the closing Thursday of the Assembly of First Nations annual December meeting In Ottawa, Jody Wilson-Raybould, a former federal justice minister and AFN regional chief, was honoured by First Nations leaders during a ceremony that saw her […]

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After UNDRIP, MMIWG commitments, attention turns to throne speech for hint of what comes next – APTN

December 5, 2019 When National Chief Perry Bellegarde took to the stage to address the delegation to close the 2019 Assembly of First Nations special chiefs assembly in Ottawa, he urged everyone to lay down tobacco on January 1st, 2020 to signal a new decade of progress for scores of Indigenous children across Canada. At […]

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Morning Brief: First Question Period of 43rd Parliament set for today – iPolitics

Dec 6, 2019 Good morning, readers. The Lead The first Question Period of the 43rd Parliament will be held later today. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with the other party leaders, will make statements in the House of Commons this morning on the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Montréal shooting. Trudeau will then attend […]

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