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In aboriginal affairs, negotiation is a two-way street – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 12, 2015 Jim Fulton was a wonderful man, a fine member of Parliament and a friend who died way too young at the age of 58 in 2008. With his customary commitment to improve the lot of aboriginals, he had thrown himself as an MP into the national referendum arguing for the 1992 Charlottetown […]

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25 years since Elijah Harper said ‘no’ to the Meech Lake Accord

Jun 11, 2015 Retired indigenous leader Phil Fontaine remembers “a powerful moment for First Nations.” It’s been 25 years since Elijah Harper held an eagle feather, stood in the Manitoba Legislature and quietly said no to the Meech Lake Accord. The accord was a series of constitutional amendments aimed at keeping Quebec in Canada – […]

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Harper’s refusal to seek residential-schools apology from Pope… – Ottawa Citizen

June 11, 2015 Harper’s refusal to seek residential-schools apology from Pope ‘deeply disappointing’ Prime Minister Stephen Harper is under fire for turning his back on aboriginal residential school survivors after he skipped a chance to personally urge the Pope to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in the abusive system. Harper met with Pope Francis […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 2015104 Views

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A True Reconciliation: Close the Poverty Gap – CWP

06-10-15 Along with the Indian Act, which has enormously limited resources and continually confined Aboriginal rights, the residential school system has left in its bloody wake a legacy of intergenerational trauma and systemic poverty. Last week, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released a final report summary which sheds light upon disturbing stories of extreme poverty, […]

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Blog – Aboriginal syllabic scripts – Thediscoverblog.com

Jun 11, 2015 Before the development of syllabic writing systems, Aboriginal peoples transmitted cultural knowledge orally, through wampum belts and totem poles, through rock engravings and paintings, and through hieroglyphs (symbols etched on birch bark or hides to represent a word or concept). Syllabic scripts were the first form of Aboriginal writing whereby anything that […]

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Police break First Nations woman’s shoulder, charge her with assault – CBC

Jun 11, 2015 ‘They have this in-your face approach to policing,’ Mishkeegogamang band councillor says A woman from Mishkeegogamang First Nation, north of Thunder Bay, Ont., has been found not guilty of assaulting police in an altercation that resulted in her shoulder and ribs being broken. Bonnie Muckuck was charged with assaulting her partner and […]

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Beardy wants feds to change funding calendar – The Chronicle Journal

June 11, 2015 Ontario’s regional chief is asking the federal government to change when it approves First Nations funding. Stan Beardy said in the wake of reports last week that showed $1 billion in lapsed funding over five years within Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, the department needs to reform its funding procedures. What […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 201561 Views

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Darrell Dennis wins PMC Aboriginal Literature Award – Quill & Quire

First Nation Communities Read has named B.C.-born writer, actor, and radio personality Darrell Dennis winner of the $5,000 Periodical Marketers of Canada Aboriginal Literature Award. Peace Pipe Dreams: The Truth About Lies About Indians (Douglas & McIntyre), in which Dennis tackles misconceptions about First Nations people in Canada with personal anecdotes, history, and humour, will […]

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Ottawa children honour residential school survivors with art – CBC

Roughly 400 elementary students craft murals after learning about Indian residential schools Jun 10, 2015 Students at an Ottawa public school have unveiled four large murals to honour residential school survivors and the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The four murals, called Mamawi:Together, adorn an outside wall at the entrance of Pleasant Park […]

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Reserving justice – NOW Magazine

The Supreme Court misses an opportunity to help undo native mistrust of the jury system JUNE 10, 2015 Clifford Kokopenace of the Grassy Narrows reserve in northern Ontario was found guilty in 2008 of stabbing a friend to death during a drunken brawl. His lawyer argued on appeal that Kokopenace did not have a jury […]

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