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United Nations Rules Indian Act Discriminates Against First Nations Women

January 18, 2019 VANCOUVER – INDIGENOUS – “The UN Human Rights Committee says that Canada is obligated to provide an effective and enforceable remedy. This requires Canada to make full reparations, including: 1) ensuring that Sharon McIvor, Jacob Grismer, and all others excluded by, or granted only a lesser category of status, because of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 20197 Views

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CMF’s submission to modernize Canada’s culture legislation

January 16, 2019 The Canada Media Fund (CMF) submitted a detailed proposal to the Government of Canada’s panel reviewing the Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Radiocommunication Acts. Click here to read the full submission. The CMF submits that the Broadcasting Act can play a pivotal role in achieving the Government’s objective of protecting, promoting, and supporting Canadian culture in both official languages while […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 20196 Views

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Morning Brief: Backstabbing and retaliation – iPolitics.ca

Jan 18, 2019 Good morning, Morning Brief readers. It’s Friday! It’s also Winnie the Pooh Day, celebrated annually on the birthday of author A. A. Milne. Considering his disdain for the loveable little bear, we can assume that Chinese Leader Xi Jinping won’t be celebrating today. Nobody tell him Winnie was Canadian…  Liberal MPs on the Foreign Affairs committee blocked an […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 20196 Views

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Ally is a verb not a noun — it requires action

Allies stand with individuals; accomplices challenge oppressive structures, Deirdre Pike writes. I was still a deeply closeted lesbian when I first moved to Hamilton in 1993. I left five years later to work in a Catholic community in Ottawa where I was positively encouraged to be out about my sexual orientation — strange but true. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 20197 Views

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Questions surround new Indigenous Services minister but he says: ‘Pedal is to the metal’ – APTN News

January 18, 2019 Before the Christmas break, the Trudeau government announced plans to introduce new Indigenous child welfare legislation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said late January was when it would be introduced in the House of Commons. Then former Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott was moved over to the Treasury Board Monday shocking even the […]

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Unifor Indigenous activists to join march in Washington

January 17, 2019 WASHINGTON D.C.—Unifor is showing international solidarity with U.S. Indigenous peoples by sending a delegation of Canadian activists to the January 18 march in Washington D.C. “Unifor activists are passionate about human rights,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “We’re proud to stand with Indigenous peoples everywhere in their struggle for justice and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 20197 Views

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Power of Many: Women march to say “We are not going back,” we demand equality and justice

January 17, 2019 (TORONTO, ON) Women across Ontario are joining the global march for equality on Saturday January 19, demanding change from the Ontario government. Women march to bring awareness to the changes needed to build a safer, more inclusive Ontario. Women are sending a clear message to policymakers that “We will not go back.” There […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 20195 Views

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Rouge National Urban Park Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

First ever management plan for the Rouge prioritizes conservation and connects Canadians to nature, heritage and agriculture in the GTA January 17, 2019        Toronto, Ontario        Parks Canada Agency Rouge National Urban Park protects nature, culture, and agriculture in an integrated way, and stretches from Lake Ontario to the Oak Ridges Moraine across the cities […]

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Opinion: For Indigenous kids’ welfare, our government knows better; it just needs to do better – The Globe and Mail

January 17, 2019 Cindy Blackstock is the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. She is a professor at the School of Social Work at McGill University. This week, the story of a newborn baby removed from her family in Manitoba added to a litany of reports about the […]

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Open Letter: Canada Must Stop Misleading on Joint Claims Reform and Adequately Fund Specific Claims Research

National Claims Research Directors c/o 401-312 Main Street Vancouver BC V6A 2T2 Open Letter to Minister Carolyn Bennett: Canada Must Stop Misleading on Joint Claims Reform and Adequately Fund Specific Claims Research January 16, 2019 Dear Minister Bennett, The National Claims Research Directors (NCRD) is a national body of specialized technicians who manage thirty-five Claims […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 20192 Views

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