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Indigenous Services Minister assures Attawapiskat that ‘Canada does care’ – CBC

Jul 22, 2019 Minister confronted by 8-year-old girl at meeting to discuss water crisis Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services, Seamus O’Regan, says reassuring an eight-year-old girl in Attawapiskat about the water crisis affecting the First Nation was “emotional.” O’Regan flew into the remote northern Ontario community Sunday to address concerns about water safety. About 200 […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 20193 Views

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O’Regan to visit Attawapiskat at request of chief: minister’s office – SooToday.com

OTTAWA — The office of Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan said Sunday he will be visiting Attawapiskat First Nation at the request of the community’s chief. The northern Ontario reserve declared a state of emergency earlier this month due to concerns about chemical levels in the water. Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler tweeted […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 20193 Views

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Treated like mines:’ Feds mull stronger rules for Indigenous cultural property – CBC

Jun 23, 2019 Attempt to reconcile western individualist concepts with Aboriginal ideas of common inheritance The federal government is considering how to legally enshrine Indigenous people’s ownership of traditional culture — from songs to art to the use of medicinal plants. Ottawa has signed agreements with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the Metis […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 20193 Views

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Charlie Angus Boils Over on Attawapiskat Water Delays – NNL

July 20, 2019 THUNDER BAY – Timmins James Bay MP Charlie Angus is having his own person “boil water” advisory. “If they could put a man on the moon you’d think we could get Seamus O’Regan to show up in Attawapiskat and do his job regarding addressing the state of emergency and the need to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 20192 Views

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O’Regan to visit Attawapiskat at request of chief: minister’s office – Preeceville Progress

July 21, 2019 OTTAWA — The office of Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan said Sunday he will be visiting Attawapiskat First Nation at the request of the community’s chief. The northern Ontario reserve declared a state of emergency earlier this month due to concerns about chemical levels in the water. Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 20192 Views

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Feds say officers’ lawsuit against RCMP over bullying shouldn’t proceed – CTV News

July 21, 2019 OTTAWA — The federal government is fighting a proposed class-action lawsuit against the RCMP over bullying and intimidation of members, saying the national police force already has a comprehensive policy on harassment and the Mounties have made strides toward modernization. In a submission to the Federal Court of Canada, lawyers representing the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 20193 Views

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Media Advisory: First Nations Leaders and Delegates from Across the Country Gather for the AFN Annual General Assembly July 23-25, 2019 in Fredericton, NB

First Nations Leaders and Delegates from Across the Country Gather for the AFN Annual General Assembly July 23-25, 2019 in Fredericton, NB July 19, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Hundreds of First Nations Chiefs, leaders, Elders and youth are set to gather July 23-25, 2019 for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly (AGA) […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 20199 Views

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Feds ready to send team of engineers to Attawapiskat, but chief says community needs more – iPolitics

Jul 19, 2019 The federal government says it’s prepared to send a team of engineers to Attawapiskat to address its water crisis, but the chief of the Northern Ontario First Nation says the community needs a longer term solution. Leadership of the fly-in community located near the midway point of the west bank of James […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 20194 Views

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Keewayin Awards recognize Leadership & Accomplishments of NAN Members

KINGFISHER LAKE FIRST NATION (July 18, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, congratulates recipients of the 2019 Keewaywin Awards for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to our Nation. “On behalf of the Chiefs and Councils of NAN I am honoured to congratulate this year’s Keewaywin […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 20195 Views

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Lynda Dickson sworn in as new chief of Carcross/Tagish First Nation – CBC

Jul 17, 2019 Dickson takes over after former chief Andy Carvill ousted in March Lynda Dickson was sworn in Wednesday as the new Haa Shaa du Hen, or chief, of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. During a ceremony at the First Nation’s learning centre, Dickson pledged to care for the land and water. She told an […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 20196 Views

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