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Former Timiskaming MPP and Liberal cabinet minister David Ramsay dies – CBC

Ramsay is one of the few Canadian politicians to switch parties and go on to a long career Jul 30, 2020 A northern Ontario politician who switched parties right after he was first elected — and went on to win six more elections and serve as a cabinet minister — has died. David Ramsay was […]

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MNO: Virtual Annual General Assembly 2020

At a July 25-26, 2020 meeting the PCMNO passed a resolution  to hold a one-day Virtual Annual General Assembly on November 7, 2020. Earlier this month the PCMNO approved the use of Data on the Spot (DOTS) as a digital platform to conduct this year’s Virtual AGA. At the July 11-12 PCMNO meeting representatives from […]

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Indigenous communities need to be partners in Canada’s COVID-19 recovery plan – The Globe and Mail

Joseph Quesnel is an adviser on the National Task Force for Real Jobs, Real Recovery. He is an Indigenous policy and governance researcher. It’s easy to forget that at the beginning of the year, Canada was right in the middle of another crisis triggered by a series of protests over a natural gas pipeline being […]

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MNC: Second World War Hero Honoured in Midland

On July 29, 2020, WWII Veteran Leonard Landrigan will receive thanks from the Métis Nation, and inheritance of $20,000. The 20,000 is a Recognition Payment, which is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program. The Program was established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten Métis soldiers. Veteran Landrigan is the 26th WWII […]

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Tomas Jirousek: Getting rid of the Indian Act – Montreal Gazette

Odious as this law is, the solution is not to repeal it, but to build self-government and let the Act wither away. The Indian Act is a racist, colonialist piece of legislation, an assimilationist tool enacted in 1876 to exert control over First Nations peoples in various ways and to eradicate their cultures and languages. […]

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Teme-Augama Anishnabai elects first female chief – The North Bay Nugget

July 29, 2020 Jamie Mountain, Local Journalism Initiative BEAR ISLAND – History was made recently on Bear Island when Leanna Farr was elected as the first female Ogimaa (chief) of the Teme-Augama Anishnabai. Farr received 54 per cent of the vote in a three-way race against John Wayne Potts and Gilbert Katt, which concluded after […]

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Big changes coming for Children’s Aid – The Bay Observer

July 29, 2020 The Ontario government is revamping children’s aid, in an attempt to reduce the number of kids taken into care. The changes are aimed at reducing the percentage of black and indigenous children taken into custody. “Child welfare should not be a system that is feared,” said Associate Minister of Children and Women’s […]

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Ontario Takes Steps to Improve Child Welfare System

New strategy focuses on prevention and early intervention to keep more families together July 29, 2020 TORONTO — The Ontario government released its plan today to modernize the child welfare system. The strategy focuses on strengthening families and communities through prevention, early intervention and seeking more permanent homes for children and youth in care when […]

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PCMNO Meeting Held July 25-26

Over the weekend, newly elected and returning members of the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO) concluded their multi-part, inaugural meeting over Zoom (Note: A Telephone Town Hall will take place this Wednesday to update and inform community leadership on recent developments and discussions). The COVID-19 pandemic has impressed upon all of […]

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Defunded from day one: Part I of a series – Manitoulin Expositor

July 29, 2020 Wiiky Tribal Police Chief McCaffrey shares concerns with MPs EDITOR’S NOTE: Amidst growing discussions of systemic racism in governance models and policing more specifically, The Manitoulin Expositor will be speaking with First Nation police leadership who have connections to the Island’s two First Nation police services, as well as experts who can […]

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