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Inside a Rail Blockade for Wet’suwet’en Solidarity – VICE

How nationwide actions for Indigenous rights have changed protest culture. Last Saturday about 200 people marched out of Toronto’s Pioneer Village subway station into the brisk winter air. Around 10:30 a.m. they reached McMillan Yard, Canada’s second-biggest rail yard, where a dozen or so Wet’suwet’en solidarity organizers had already started blockading the rail lines, passenger […]

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Ontario announces funding for skilled trades training for Indigenous people – CBC

The money is going to Supercom Industries and Anishinabek Employment and Training Services Feb 21, 2020 The Ontario government on Thursday announced $2 million in funding for programs aimed at training Indigenous people for careers in the skilled trades. The province has given $500,000 to Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS) to fund pre-apprenticeship training […]

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Felicia Gay working to change narratives through art in Sask. – Sarnia Observer

February 21, 2020 A man with chiselled features and serious brown eyes looked out from a billboard on 20th Street in Saskatoon. His right hand held a hammer high. Wally Dion created this portrait. Putting it on a billboard in 2006 was Felicia Gay’s idea. “I thought it would be really great to have it […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 20206 Views

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The Wet’suwet’en, Aboriginal Title, and the Rule of Law: An Explainer – Net Newsledger

February 21, 2020 The RCMP’s enforcement of the Coastal GasLink injunction against the Wet’suwet’en has ignited a national debate about the law and the rights of Indigenous people. Unfortunately, misconceptions and conflicting information threaten to derail this important conversation. Below, we attempt to provide clear, straightforward answers to address some of these fundamental misunderstandings. What […]

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The stakes in Ottawa as Indigenous protests continue | At Issue – CBC

Feb 20, 2020 Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/the-stakes-in-ottawa-as-indigenous-protests-continue-at-issue-1.5470905

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Midwives in ‘very high demand’ says Wiikwemkoong citizen and registered midwife – Anishinabek News

February 21, 2020 THUNDER BAY— The role of a midwife during pregnancy and birth and with newborns was highlighted by Indigenous midwife Lisa Bishop during her Feb. 6 Indigenous Midwifery presentation at the Matawa Health Co-op Health Forum. “We have the knowledge of how to take care of women during pregnancy and for birth and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 20208 Views

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Government asking for an extra $2.1 billion for Indigenous programs – CBC

Proposed initiatives range from forgiving land claims loans to preserving Indigenous languages Feb 21, 2020 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is asking Parliament to spend an additional $2.1 billion on Indigenous programs and initiatives, above and beyond what MPs already have approved. While $2 billion of the proposed spending for Indigenous services would be new […]

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Morning Brief: Rail blockade issue spills further into Tory leadership race – iPolitics

Feb 21, 2020 Good morning, readers. Conservative leadership hopeful Peter MacKay is facing blowback after posting — then deleting — a tweet that expressed support for counter-protesters who dismantled a barricade erected by supporters of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs near Edmonton on Wednesday. CBC News reports that the tweet was a reference to Wednesday’s confrontation […]

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As the RCMP retreats from the Wet’suwet’en blockades, the delicate trust it is building with Indigenous women remains at risk – The Globe and Mail

Jula Hughes is the dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. Elizabeth Blaney is the director of administration and program development at the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. In June of last year, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls called for measures to improve the relationship […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 20209 Views

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Conference celebrates 50th anniversary of Indigenous studies at Trent University – ThePeterboroughExaminer.com

Peterborough university hosting the Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association Conference Panellists Liz Osawamick, front, Nimkii Osawamick, Crystal Hebert, Crystal Scrimshaw and chairperson Missy Knott took part in a discussion called Let’s Heal Each Other: Walking with our Children and Youth presented at the 2020 Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association Conference at Trent University’s Gzowski College Enwayaang Building […]

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