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Harper partially disowns veterans charter as Opposition demands Fantino resign – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 9, 2014 By Murray Brewster THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The new veterans charter, a marquee deal defended and championed by Stephen Harper’s Conservatives since 2006, suddenly became a “Liberal policy” Tuesday as the government weathered more demands for Julian Fantino’s resignation. The veterans affairs minister, who was on his feet constantly […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 2014122 Views

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Métis singer-songwriter wins Canadian Folk Music Award – MNO

On November 29, 2014, Métis Nation of Ontario citizen (MNO) Amanda Rheaume was thrilled to join the winners’ circle at the 10th-anniversary edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards. The awards were handed out during a down-to-earth gala at Ottawa’s Bronson Centre. Rheaume, was the hometown favourite in the Aboriginal category, even though her Juno-nominated […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2014125 Views

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Harper government goes to Federal Court to force First Nations to post finances – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 8, 2014 OTTAWA _ The federal government is going to court in an effort to force six defiant First Nations to publicly post their financial information online. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt says his department will continue to withhold non-essential funding from almost 50 First Nations that failed to meet last month’s […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2014111 Views

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Education biggest issue for AFN national chief and federal government – Hill Times

Education biggest issue for AFN national chief and federal government The future of First Nation youth is too precious for it to be sacrificed on the altar of internecine squabbling, political wrangling, and political games played by First Nation leaders and the federal government. On Dec. 10, First Nation chiefs from across Canada will meet […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2014126 Views

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Doubling of native women in prison is a blight: Editorial – Toronto Star

Justice department study shows 97 per cent increase in jailed aboriginal women over the past decade The crisis was hidden in plain sight. For years, Corrections Canada has reported that the number of aboriginal women behind bars was swelling. Correctional Investigator Howard Sapers has repeatedly highlighted the stark overepresentation of native women in the prison […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2014131 Views

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Shoal Lake rally expected to draw hundreds to legislature – CBC

Shoal Lake First Nation wants all-weather road built out of community Hundreds of people are expected to rally on the steps of the legislature Monday to have an all-weather road built out of Shoal Lake First Nation – which supplies Winnipeg with water. Leaders from the Ontario First Nation are scheduled to meet with Winnipeg […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2014145 Views

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First Nations chiefs set to pick new leader amid conflict with Harper – Ottawa Citizen

December 7, 2014 Canada’s First Nations chiefs gather in Winnipeg for three days this week for a momentous meeting that could set the tone for how indigenous leaders assert their demands to Prime Minister Stephen Harper in coming months. Several hundred chiefs from the country’s largest aboriginal group — the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2014142 Views

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New national chief could transform AFN and set tone for how First … – National Post

December 8, 2014 New national chief could transform AFN and set tone for how First Nations make demands of Harper Canada’s First Nations chiefs gather in Winnipeg for three days this week for a momentous meeting that could set the tone for how indigenous leaders assert their demands to Prime Minister Stephen Harper in coming months. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2014167 Views

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Tensions rise over First Nation’s use of beach near scene of Ipperwash crisis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 7, 2014 LAMBTON SHORES, Ont. _ Cooler heads should prevail and upper levels of government must step in after a First Nation in southwestern Ontario tore down barriers and began driving along a stretch of beach near the site of the 1995 Ipperwash crisis, the local mayor said Sunday. Kettle and Stony […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2014156 Views

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Ending Violence Against Women is a Societal Issue, Not a Women’s Issue – Huffington Post Canada

December 8, 2014 This week, the Globe and Mail reported that homicide rates in Canada have fallen to the “lowest annual rate in 44 years”. While very welcome news, this is juxtapositioned against the recent news of the murder of Tina Fontaine in Winnipeg. Ms. Fontaine’s murder grabbed national attention and was followed by the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2014171 Views

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