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Indigenous participation in energy sector an exercise in Indigenous self-determination, economic development: Joseph Quesnel in the Hill Times

December 3, 2019 Now that the dust has settled from the election, the newly re-elected Liberal government will have to take stock of this election campaign and what issues were missed. For Indigenous communities, much was lost or distorted. When a group called Climate Justice Edmonton attempted to hold a “climate strike” in Edmonton on […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201912 Views

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A chance to forge a fiscal relationship with Indigenous peoples – Policy Options

December 3, 2019 History tells us that minority governments in Canada can be shaky and unpredictable. But along with volatility and risk, there’s also an upside for political leaders who choose cooperation over conflict. One such opportunity lies in government-wide policies that will set Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples on a solid path toward reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 20195 Views

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MLI Experts Available to Comment on New Cabinet

Ottawa, ON (November 20, 2019): The federal government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to formally reveal its new cabinet at the swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall this afternoon. What do new faces in key portfolios mean for public policy in Canada? What are the key challenges the new ministers will face, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201910 Views

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NPI: What is discussed at the table doesn’t stay at the table

November 14, 2019 – These two reports were created by compiling key points and topics from each table discussion that occurred at Northern Policy Institute’s 2017 and 2018 State of the North Conferences. State of the North is an annual conference that explores how Northern leaders and policy experts can come together to find ways […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201915 Views

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NPI: Northern Perspectives: Rural Ontario Foresight Papers

November 12, 2019 The Rural Ontario Foresight Papers is a collection of six papers on selected themes as prepared by expert authors. Each Foresight Paper explores a particular topic in view of the current situation in rural and northern Ontario and looks ahead to what directions various stakeholders, governments or non-profits might follow in order to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201912 Views

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Report: Rate of Food Bank Use Among Single People Hits Record High

Nearly half of all visits are by single person households, driven by people with disabilities and those on pensions TORONTO, ON – November 12, 2019 – The rate of food bank use has hit a record high among single person households, even as overall food bank use has stabilized. HungerCount 2019, an annual report released […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201918 Views

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Yellowhead Special Report: Canada’s Emerging Indigenous Rights Framework: A Critical Analysis

An Overview Justin Trudeau ran on an election platform of changing the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples in Canada. Trudeau promised a new nation-to-nation relationship based on the recognition of Indigenous rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. Over halfway into his mandate as Prime Minister, some clarity is emerging on the scope of that […]

by aanationtalk on October 29, 201921 Views

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The Marshall Decision and The Impact of Two Decades of Commercial Re-Empowerment: New MLI Report

OTTAWA, ON (October 24, 2019): In 1999, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case brought forward by Donald Marshall Jr., finding that the 18th century “peace and friendship” treaties between the British government and Mi’kmaq and Maliseet had to be honoured. The Marshall decision, as its commonly known, resulted in the federal government […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201919 Views

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NPI: Revitalizing Governance and Economic Development

October 16, 2019 – This new commentary by Northern Policy Institute shows that there are areas of economic and governing weakness in Northern Ontario that need to be addressed. In 2015 and 2016, Northern Policy Institute (NPI) published two papers – “A New Northern Lens: Looking Out Is as Important as Looking In” (Mackinnon 2015) […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201931 Views

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‘These are not distant dreams’: Federal parties must recognize the benefits of First Nation self-governance says Macdonald-Laurier Institute – APTN News

October 12, 2019 The federal election campaign provides all national parties with an opportunity to bring forward their ideas for the betterment of Canada. First Nations, many of whom live in conditions that other Canadians would be unacceptable and who cope with the legacy of generations of colonialism and government paternalism, will be listening very […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201920 Views

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