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Big Beat: Deejay NDN is living the dream – Ottawa Citizen

January 15, 2015 If you’re going to fight the “Redskins,” you’ll need a thick skin. “Oh, man, do you ever,” says Ian Campeau, better known as Deejay NDN of the aboriginal music trio A Tribe Called Red, and for his successful campaign to change the identity of a local football team, the Nepean Redskins. “I […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 2015240 Views

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Documentary explores life in aboriginal residential schools – BCLocalNews

Jan 14, 2015 When Nadia McLaren’s documentary film Muffins for Granny was screened in Revelstoke on a professional development day by teachers in Revelstoke’s School District 19, it was so well received that Ariel McDowell, Principal of Columbia Park Elementary, decided to take it public. McLaren started teaching in Revelstoke in September of 2014 as […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 2015399 Views

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Toronto artist stops tweeting illustrations of missing, murdered aboriginal women – CTV

January 14, 2015 A Toronto artist who has been drawing portraits of missing and murdered aboriginal women and sending them to Prime Minister Stephen Harper over Twitter says he’s discontinuing the extensive project. Since Jan. 5, part-time illustrator Evan Munday has been sketching and inking illustrations of the women. Along with the sketches, Munday would […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 2015209 Views

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Creating connections – Queens Gazette

January 14, 2015 On a Thursday in early December, several high school students step out the back door of Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre (FDASC). They stand in boot-deep snow and listen attentively as Dustin Kanonhsowanen Brant shows them how to sand the handle of the cow horn rattle they are creating. The eager high […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 2015224 Views

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Aboriginal women need more than an inquiry: Goar – OurWindsor.ca

Jun 14, 2015 Native Women’s Association needs to spread the word that a national inquiry is the beginning — not the end — of its quest Victory is within sight. All 13 provinces and territories, both federal opposition parties, the United Nations, thousands of social activists, millions of women, even the male-dominated Assembly of First […]

by pmnationtalk on January 14, 2015221 Views

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Zombies to depict colonization of First Nations in new movie – CBC

Jan 13, 2015 A high school teacher in Espanola says he plans to weave a political message into his proposed zombie movie. Jayson Stewart is preparing to film a trailer for a movie he’s calling the “Darkest Dawn”. Stewart says he wants to use zombies to depict colonization of First Nation people in Canada. While […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2015263 Views

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Ottawa, partners to spend $7M on Arctic fisheries research – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 12, 2015 IQALUIT, Nunavut _ Federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq has announced funding of more than $7 million for research on new and developing fisheries in the Arctic. Just over half the money is to come from Ottawa. The Nunavut government, Inuit groups and universities are to provide the rest. Much of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2015270 Views

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International rights group endorses inquiry into missing, killed native women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 12, 2015 OTTAWA _ An international body has joined Canadian domestic calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls. A report from The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an arm of the Organization of American States, says an inquiry or national action plan is needed to get […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2015220 Views

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Will Canada Commit To Addressing Gender Inequality in 2015? – Huffington Post

January 13, 2015 Almost two decades ago, 189 countries made a commitment in Beijing, China, to achieve equality for women under the law and in practice, so that women could at last enjoy their rights and freedoms as equal human beings. The countries adopted an ambitious and comprehensive plan to guarantee women the same rights […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2015269 Views

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Timmins getting Gladue report writer – Timmins Press

January 11, 2015 TIMMINS – Timmins has its first Gladue report writer. The Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation (NALSC) expanded its Gladue report programing after receiving funding from Legal Aid Ontario last year. The funding allowed NALSC to hire three new writers based out of Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout and Timmins. The writers will compile reports detailing the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2015254 Views

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