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Positive outcomes for women and children with removal of gender-based discrimination from Indian Act

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (August 21, 2019) – Canada has updated the Indian Registration System to eliminate the long-standing gender-based discrimination. With the remaining provisions of Bill S-3 coming into force, descendants born before April 17, 1985, who lost their status or who were removed from “band” lists due to marriages to non-status men dating back to 1869, will regain eligibility for their status.

“The discrimination that women and their children have experienced has been so harmful, and in many cases, created deep-rooted divisions, separating families and communities. Almost 150 years later, the assimilation machine has been somewhat righted,” stated Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare. “I acknowledge Minister Carolyn Bennett and Prime Minister Trudeau for facilitating these amendments to right this wrong without further delay. Your government has done the right thing.”

In 1876, Parliament of Canada passed the Indian Act, which enforced discriminating laws and gave the federal government tremendous control over registered First Nations people, bands and the reserve system.

In the past, provisions within the Indian Act explicitly favoured paternal lineage, which meant that status women who married non-status men would lose their status, whereas men who married non-status women retained their status and passed status onto their wives and children. In eliminating gender-based discrimination from the Indian Act, First Nations women and their descendants who lost their status will have access to post-secondary education funding, non-insured health benefits, legislated rights and treaty rights.

“Our leadership works tirelessly towards determining our own citizenship to ensure that our families are connected to their language, culture, ceremonies-everything that determines their identity and sense of belonging,” explained Grand Council Chief Hare. “Chi-miigwech to all of those who have helped ensure equal rights for women and children, but especially the strong, resilient, perseverant Anishinaabekwe at the helm refusing to allow the blatant discriminatory Indian Act legislation to remove them and their children from their family, community and nation. Ngo Dwe Waangizid Anishinaabe – we are one Anishinaabe family!”

On behalf of its 40 member First Nations, the Anishinabek Nation continuously works toward restoring rightful control over Anishinaabe citizenship. Some of these efforts include the development and implementation of E-dbendaagzijig (Anishinabek Nation Citizenship Law); appointing Jeanette Corbiere Lavell as the Anishinabek Nation Citizenship Commissioner; and including citizenship as a provision in the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement.

The Anishinabek Nation is a political advocate for 40 member First Nations across Ontario, representing approximately 65,000 citizens. The Anishinabek Nation is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact.

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Laura Barrios Communications Officer
Policy and Communications Department
Anishinabek Nation
Phone: 705.497.9127 ext. 2290
E-mail: laura.barrios@anishinabek.ca

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Media Advisory – Important announcement with Canada and the Anishinabek Nation

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario — Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare.

Date: August 23, 2019

Time: 10 a.m. (EDT)

Where:
208 St. Mary’s River Drive,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 5V4

Contacts

For more information:

Matthew Dillon-Leitch
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett
819-997-0002

CIRNAC Media Relations
819-934-2302
RCAANC.media.CIRNAC@canada.ca

Cindy Males
Governance Communications Coordinator
Anishinabek Nation
705-303-2157
cindy.males@anishinabek.ca

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FNTI: 2019 Indigenous Youth Ambassador Program Coming to a Close

August 21, 2019

(Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ont.) — The Youth Ambassador program is in its final week here at FNTI! Over the course of the month, 12 participants have taken part in cultural arts and crafts, teachings, nature walks, language sessions, singing, dancing and more.

“I am very happy to be a part of this program. Expanding my knowledge about my culture is important to me, and this program has helped me to achieve that,” said Bre Maracle, one of the program participants. “Being involved in my community, making drums, and learning the language has made me feel connected to my identity and native heritage. It has been a pleasure to be a part of this opportunity.”

“These four weeks I have definitely enjoyed myself. I have been able to learn many crafts and teachings that I would not have had the opportunity to learn if I hadn’t joined the program,” said Chevon Leween.

The Haudenosaunee Ambassador Program was made possible by the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) Grant.

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Minister Ng announces Women Entrepreneurship Strategy investments

Government of Canada investing up to $19 million to support women entrepreneurs in Ontario

August 22, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario

The Government of Canada is advancing women’s economic empowerment with the first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES), a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025.

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, joined Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport, to announce an investment of up to $19 million in women entrepreneurs and organizations supporting women entrepreneurs in Ontario. This funding is administered through FedDev Ontario and FedNor.

Through the Women Entrepreneurship Fund (WEF), 74 women-owned or -led businesses will each receive an investment of up to $100,000 to help them grow their business and reach new export markets. The total investment in these entrepreneurs is up to $6,858,759. See list of recipients of WEF support.

In addition, Minister Ng announced an investment of up to $11,951,076 through the WES Ecosystem Fund (Regional Stream) in the following nine organizations or institutions for projects supporting women entrepreneurs:

  • Canadian Film Centre, located in Toronto, will receive up to $3,395,000 to deliver an accelerator program for 200 women-led companies in southern Ontario’s digital media ecosystem over four years.
  • Elizabeth Fry Society (Elizabeth Fry Toronto), located in Toronto, will receive up to $1,002,004 to initiate the second annual cohort of My Start-Up: Women’s Entrepreneurship Program, which helps marginalized women who may have struggled with mental health issues or had legal conflicts to launch their own viable businesses. The funding will also go toward the delivery of monthly education and support workshops for marginalized women who run small businesses.
  • Ontario East Economic Development Commission, located in Kingston, will receive up to $823,000 to launch, promote, deliver and evaluate the Women’s Virtual Entrepreneurship Incubator Pilot Project, which will focus specifically on Indigenous women, women in rural regions and recent immigrants who are starting a business.
  • PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise, located in Thunder Bay, will receive up to $1,433,031 to implement the Enterprising Indigenous Women project, which will build an ecosystem with partners to support Indigenous women in remote and rural communities in starting up and scaling up their businesses.
  • Tecumseh Community Development Corporation, located in Sarnia, will receive up to $337,000 to deliver the Pathway to Personal Success program, which will use a holistic approach to foster stronger economic growth and assist, equip and enable women entrepreneurs from diverse groups.
  • The Hamilton Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA Hamilton), located in Hamilton, will receive up to $1,015,641 to support women of diverse backgrounds from across southern Ontario with business training and coaching to successfully start up and grow their small business.
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, located in Waterloo, will receive up to $1,385,000 to use its incubator/accelerator space to offer support to women entrepreneurs at the early start-up stage and those looking to accelerate and scale their businesses, focusing on the non-tech sectors and women creating social enterprises.
  • Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation, located in Windsor, will receive up to $692,000 to provide coordinated support to women entrepreneurs in the Windsor-Essex region to start and grow businesses in emerging technology sectors such as agri-food, automation, automotive and mobility.
  • York University, located in Toronto, will receive up to $1,868,400 to develop and deliver the Fempower program, which will support women entrepreneurs by providing business education and resources, female-centred advice and real solutions for overcoming barriers; by making introductions; and by opening doors to opportunities.

The Women Entrepreneurship Strategy complements the Government of Canada’s efforts to advance gender equality. These efforts include addressing pay equity, providing more affordable child care and putting an end to gender-based violence.

Quotes

“Our government believes that women’s economic empowerment is not just the right thing to do; it’s good for the bottom line. That’s why we launched the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a strategy that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by increasing their access to financing, networks and advice. It’s a smart investment with an economic and social return.”
– The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion

“The women entrepreneurs and business leaders of Toronto and Ontario make incredible contributions to our economy and communities every day. I’m proud to be part of a government that takes women’s economic empowerment seriously. From tackling pay equity to modernizing parental leave, this government is taking action on gender equality, and that’s good for Canada and good for Ontario because when women succeed, we all succeed.”
– Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport

Quick facts

  • The Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) will help women start and grow their businesses by improving access to financing, talent, networks and expertise through an investment of nearly $2 billion.
  • The strategy will help our government achieve its goal of doubling the number of majority women-owned businesses by 2025.
  • In Budget 2018, the WES Ecosystem Fund was allocated $85 million to help non-profit, third-party organizations deliver support for women entrepreneurs and address gaps in the ecosystem.
  • In Budget 2018, the Government of Canada allocated $20 million to the Women Entrepreneurship Fund. Following the call for applications held in fall 2018, over 3,000 applications were received and over 200 projects were funded. The Government is pleased to be able to support approximately 100 more projects by investing an additional $10 million in the Women Entrepreneurship Fund. With this additional investment, the Government is providing a total of $30 million to women-owned and ‑led businesses across Canada to grow their businesses and reach new markets.
  • WES complements the Government’s broader initiatives to advance gender equality. These initiatives include measures on pay equity, more flexible parental leave and more affordable child care.
  • Advancing gender equality has the potential to add $150 billion in incremental GDP to the Canadian economy by 2026.
  • Just 16% of SMEs in Canada are majority women-owned.
  • Only 11.2% of majority women-owned SMEs export, compared to 12.2% of majority male-owned SMEs.
  • The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Canada 2015/16 Report on Women’s Entrepreneurship indicated that, in 2016, Canada had the highest percentage of women participating in early-stage activity (13.3%) and the fifth highest in terms of female ownership of established businesses among comparable innovation-based economies.
  • Final funding is subject to negotiation of contribution agreements.

Associated links

Contacts

Corinne Havard
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion
Corinne.havard@canada.ca

Media Relations
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
343-291-1777
ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca

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Liberals block hearings into scathing ethics report on SNC Lavalin affair – APTN News

August 21, 2019

Liberal members of a parliamentary committee have blocked an opposition attempt to hear from ethics commissioner Mario Dion about his scathing report into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Only one of six Liberal MPs on the 10-member House of Commons ethics committee supported a Conservative motion Wednesday to call Dion, and possibly others, to testify about the report.

The lone Liberal outlier, Toronto MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, supported the motion only because he said he wanted Dion to explain what he considered the commissioner’s “legally flawed” conclusion that Trudeau broke the Conflict of Interest Act.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/08/21/liberals-block-hearings-into-scathing-ethics-report-on-snc-lavalin-affair/

TSX Venture Exchange Stock Maintenance Bulletins

VANCOUVERAug. 15, 2019

TSX VENTURE COMPANIES

ACADEMY METALS INC. (“AM”)
[formerly UNITY METALS CORP. (“UTY”)]
BULLETIN TYPE:  Name Change
BULLETIN DATE:  August 15, 2019
TSX Venture Tier 2 Company

Further to Exchange bulletin dated August 14, 2019 we have been advised by the Company that the name change will not be effective on Friday, August 16 and now effective at the opening Wednesday, August 21, 2019, the common shares of Academy Metals Inc. will commence trading on TSX Venture Exchange, and the common shares of Unity Metals Corp. will be delisted.

Capitalization:

unlimited 

shares with no par value of which

17,800,789

shares are issued and outstanding

Escrow:

nil

Transfer Agent:

AST Trust Company

Trading Symbol:

AM 

(new)

CUSIP Number: 

00401G109

(new)

FIRM CAPITAL AMERICAN REALTY PARTNERS CORP. (“FCA”) (“FCA.U”)(“FCA.WT.U”)(“FCA.DB”)
BULLETIN TYPE: Prospectus-Unit Offering, New Listing-Debentures
BULLETIN DATE: August 15, 2019
TSX Venture Tier 1 Company

Effective August 15, 2019, the Company’s prospectus supplement dated August 02, 2019, to a short form base shelf prospectus dated September 15, 2017, qualifying the distribution of up to 17,000 unsecured convertible debenture units (the “Debenture Units”), excluding underwriter’s over-allotment option, was filed with and accepted by the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”), and filed with and receipted by the Ontario Securities Commission as principal regulator. Under Multilateral Instrument 11-102 – Passport System the prospectus is deemed to have been filed with and receipted by each of the British ColumbiaAlbertaSaskatchewanManitobaNew BrunswickNova ScotiaPrince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador Securities Commissions.

The Exchange has been advised that the closing of the offering occurred on August 08, 2019, for gross proceeds of CDN$19,428,000.

Offering:

CDN$19,428,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.25% Unsecured Convertible Debenture Units, comprising of 19,428 Debenture Units (including 2,428 units of underwriter’s over-allotment option that was partially exercised).

Unit Price:

CDN$1,000 per Debenture Unit. Each Debenture Unit consists of: (i) one 6.25% convertible unsecured debenture in the principal amount of $1,000 (each a “Debenture”), with each such Debenture convertible into common shares at CDN$12.60 principal amount per share until June 30, 2026; and (ii) 79 share purchase warrants (each a “Warrant”), with each such Warrant being exercisable into one common share at CDN$12.60 for a 24 month period.

Underwriter(s):

Canaccord Genuity Corp., Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., Industrial Alliance Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., TD Securities Inc., GMP Securities L.P., CIBC World Markets Inc. and Laurentian Bank Securities Inc.

Underwriter(s) Commission:

An aggregate of CDN$1,126,680 in cash.

Listing of Debentures:

Effective at the opening, Monday, August 19, 2019, the Debentures will commence trading on TSX Venture Exchange. The Company is classified as a ‘Real Estate’ company.

Jurisdiction:

Ontario

Capitalization:

CDN$19,428,000 Debentures are issued and outstanding

Transfer Agent: 

TSX Trust Company

Trading Symbol:

FCA.DB

CUSIP Number: 

318322AA2

Details of the Debentures: (Note: all capitalized terms used below and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings given to them in the Prospectus)

Maturity Date:

June 30, 2026

Redemption:

(i) The Initial Debentures will be redeemable in accordance with the terms of Article 4 of the Trust Indenture, provided that the Initial Debentures will not be redeemable prior to June 30, 2022. On and after June 30, 2022, but prior to June 30, 2024, the Debentures will be redeemable, in whole or in part, at a price equal to the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest from and including the last interest payment date to, but excluding the date fixed for redemption, by not less than 30 days’ prior notice to the holders, provided the weighted average trading price of the Shares for 20 consecutive trading days ending on the fifth trading day preceding the date on which notice of redemption is given, is not less than 125% of the Conversion Price. On and after June 30, 2024 and prior to the Maturity Date, the Debentures will be redeemable, in whole or in part, at a price equal to the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest from and including the last interest payment date to, but excluding the date fixed for redemption, by not less than 30 days’ prior notice to the holders.

(ii) Upon a change of control of the Company, holders of the Debentures will have the right to require the Company to repurchase their Debentures, in whole or in part, on the date that is 30 days following the giving of notice of the change of control, at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the Debentures then outstanding plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon. If 90% or more of the principal amount of the Debentures outstanding on the date of the notice of the change of control have been tendered for redemption, the Company will have the right to redeem all of the remaining Debentures at such price

Interest:

6.25% payable in equal semi-annual payments in arrears on June 30 and December 31 in each year (with the exception of the first interest payment, which will include interest from and including the date of closing of the Offering), the first such payment to fall due on December 31, 2019

Subordination:

The payment of principal and interest on the Debentures is subordinated in right of payment to the extent set forth in the Trust Indenture to the prior payment of secured indebtedness and other liabilities of the Corporation

Conversion:

Each Debenture will be convertible into common shares of the Company (the “Debenture Shares”), which are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under ticker symbol “FCA”, at the option of the holder at any time prior to earlier of (i) the close of business on the Maturity Date; or (ii) the Business Day immediately preceding the date specified by the Corporation for redemption, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, by notice to the holders of Debentures in accordance with Sections 2.4(c) and 4.3 of the Trust Indenture, to convert any part, being CDN$1,000 or an integral multiple thereof, of the principal amount of a Debenture into Debenture Shares at the price of CDN$12.60 per Debenture Share.

Day Count Type:

365

Interest Start Date:

August 08, 2019

First Coupon Date:

December 31, 2019

Coupon Dates:

June 30 and December 31

Clearing and Settlement:

The Debentures will clear and settle through CDS.

Board Lot:

The Debentures are in denominations of $1,000 and will trade in a board lot size of $1,000 face value.

For further details, please refer to the Company’s short form prospectus supplement dated August 02, 2019 and news releases dated July 22, 2019August 02, 2019 and August 08, 2019.

EYECARROT INNOVATIONS CORP. (“EYC”)
BULLETIN TYPE:  Consolidation, NO Symbol Change
BULLETIN DATE:  August 15, 2019
TSX Venture Tier 2 Company

Pursuant to a resolution passed by the directors on July 8, 2019, the Company has consolidated its capital on a (10) ten old for (1) one new basis.  The name of the Company has not been changed.

Effective at the opening on August 19, 2019, the common shares of Eyecarrot Innovations Corp. will commence trading on TSX Venture Exchange on a consolidated basis. The Company is classified as a ‘Healthcare Information Technology’ company.

Post – Consolidation

Capitalization:

Unlimited  

shares with no par value of which

12,042,648

shares are issued and outstanding

Escrow

Nil  

shares are subject to escrow

Transfer Agent:

Computershare Investor Services Inc.

Trading Symbol:

EYC                

(UNCHANGED)

CUSIP Number:

30233R304       

(new)

PKS CAPITAL CORP. (“PKS.P”)
BULLETIN TYPE:  Resume Trading
BULLETIN DATE:  August 15, 2019
TSX Venture Tier 2 Company

Further to the bulletin dated August 15, 2019, effective at market open on Monday, August 19, 2019, the shares of the Company will resume trading. The Company completed its public offering of securities on August 15, 2019.  The gross proceeds received by the Company for the public offering was $250,000 (2,500,000 common shares at $0.10 per share).

ROOSEVELT CAPITAL GROUP INC. (“ROSV.P”)
BULLETIN TYPE: New Listing-CPC-Shares, Halt
BULLETIN DATE: August 15, 2019
TSX Venture Tier 2 Company

This Capital Pool Company’s (“CPC”) Prospectus dated June 27, 2019 has been filed with and accepted by TSX Venture Exchange and the British ColumbiaAlberta and Ontario Securities Commissions, effective June 28, 2019, pursuant to the provisions of the British ColumbiaAlberta and Ontario Securities Acts.  The Common Shares of the Company will be listed on TSX Venture Exchange on the effective date stated below.

The Company has completed its initial distribution of securities to the public. The gross proceeds received by the Company for the Offering were $1,500,000 (15,000,000 common shares at $0.10 per share on maximum offering).

Commence Date:

At the opening on Monday August 19, 2019, the Common shares will be listed and IMMEDIATELY HALTED on TSX Venture Exchange pending receipt and review of acceptable documentation regarding the Capital Pool Company listing pursuant to Exchange Policy 2.4

Corporate Jurisdiction:

Alberta

Capitalization:

Unlimited common shares with no par value of which 18,000,000 common shares are issued and outstanding

Escrowed Shares:

3,000,000 common shares

Transfer Agent:

TSX Trust Company

Trading Symbol:

ROSV.P

CUSIP Number:

776403 10 7

Sponsoring Member:

Mackie Research Capital Corporation

Agent’s Options:

1,500,000 non-transferable stock options. One option to purchase one share at $0.10 per share up to 24 months from the date of listing.

For further information, please refer to the Company’s Prospectus dated June 27, 2019

Company Contact:

John Gamble, President and CEO

Company Address:

1600, 333-7th Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2P 2Z1

Company Phone Number:

(289) 686-3077

Company Email Address:

jgamble@onlineniagara.ca

Read More: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/tsx-venture-exchange-stock-maintenance-bulletins-823849319.html

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ABC Life Literacy Canada introduces new Money Matters workbooks for people with diverse abilities

(Toronto – August 22, 2019) ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is pleased to announce it is adding to its suite of Money Matters financial literacy programs. Money Matters for People with Diverse Abilities is launching nationally with three workbooks available for download at www.abcmoneymatters.ca. The workbooks can be used by anyone teaching financial literacy programming.

The Money Matters for People with Diverse Abilities program was designed for those with various intellectual, verbal, physical and nonphysical capabilities. The course offers three modules to start, including opening a bank account, ways to pay, and spending plans.

Each module is reflective of the learners that it is serving and has been written and designed in clear language. Modules cover topics such as:

Opening a Bank Account

  • ​What a bank is
  • How to use a bank
  • How to decide what bank meets your needs

Ways to Pay

  • The different ways to pay for things
  • Pros and cons of different payment methods
  • How to write a cheque

Needs, Wants and Spending Plans

  • The difference between needs and wants
  • Income vs expenses
  • How to make a spending plan

Money Matters for People with Diverse Abilities becomes the newest addition to the original Money Matters Core program, in addition to Money Matters for Newcomers and New Canadians and Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples programs. It is a testament to the success of the program and demonstrates how financial literacy can be even more effective when tailored to the needs of individual communities.

“We’re really excited to release this programming to a new, diverse community of learners,” said Mack Rogers, Executive Director of ABC Life Literacy Canada. “We’ve seen how impactful financial literacy programs can be when they’re tailored to the needs of the community, and we’re looking forward to hearing about how this programming will help to make a difference in the lives of thousands of Canadians.”

In addition to the three workbooks, ABC also created a free downloadable guide specifically for caregivers, to encourage confidence and financial independence for a loved one.

Organizations running programming for people with various intellectual, verbal, physical and nonphysical capabilities, are welcome to use the Money Matters for People with Diverse Abilities programming with their learners. Workshops are free to anyone who signs up and facilitators will find the workbooks easy to use and follow.

In some instances, TD Bank volunteer tutors are available to help facilitate the sessions. TD Bank Group, through TD The Ready Commitment, is the founding sponsor of Money Matters and has helped adults across the country grow their money management skills, thanks to the TD employees who have volunteered with the program.

ABC Life Literacy Canada will also be offering organizations an honorarium of $25 per workshop delivered. To sign up to host a free workshop, visit www.abcmoneymatters.ca/lca.

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Story: New financial literacy program available for people with diverse abilities

About ABC Life Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada® is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning by developing and supporting the use of high-quality introductory learning materials and resources written in clear language. We envision a Canada where everyone has the tools and opportunities they need to improve their literacy and essential skills. For more information on financial literacy and ABC Life Literacy Canada’s programs, visit www.abclifeliteracy.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Ana Oliveira
Director of Marketing, Communications and Development
ABC Life Literacy Canada
416-218-0010 ext. 121
aoliveira@abclifeliteracy.ca

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Choosing the path of sustainability – Minden Times

Long after Dr. Dan Longboat finished his talk to a crowd of about 70 people, he was surrounded by people asking questions, shaking his hand, and posing for pictures with him.

Longboat, or Roronhiakewen (He Clears the Sky) spoke on the topic of A Way of Life: Indigenous Knowledge to Sustain the World on Aug. 10 at the Minden Hills Community Centre as a summer speaker at an Environment Haliburton event. An associate professor in the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies at Trent University, director of the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences program and acting director for the Indigenous Environmental Institute, Longboat is also a Turtle Clan member of the Mohawk Nation, and citizen of the Rotinonshon:ni (Haudenosaunee – People of the Longhouse) originally from Ohsweken, the Six Nations community on the Grand River.

Read More: http://www.mindentimes.ca/choosing-the-path-of-sustainability

Federal Government Gives WE Charity $3 Million To Create ‘Youth-Led Enterprises’ – HuffPost Canada

Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the announcement with WE co-founder Craig Kielburger.

The federal government says it is giving $3 million to a charity that supports young Canadians developing socially conscious businesses.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the announcement on Wednesday with Craig Kielburger, co-founder of the WE Charity.

The money will go to the WE Social Entrepreneurs initiative, which provides skills building, mentorship and financial support to social enterprises led by young people.

Read More: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/we-charity-federal-donation-kielburger_ca_5d5dd4f0e4b02cc97c8807d7

New Indigenous Protected Area Respects People & the Land – Indigenous Leadership Initiative

About 115 miles northeast of Yellowknife, the Łutsël K’e Dene First Nation has led the creation of one of the biggest protected areas in the country. The Dene who now call Lutsel’Ke home have survived on these lands for thousands of years. The area unfolds along the eastern shores of the Great Slave Lake. Towering cliffs rise out of the water, then broad waves of boreal forest give way to stretches of glorious tundra. Caribou, musk oxen, moose and tens of thousands of songbirds and waterfowl find a home on these lands. And a mosaic of wetlands, lakes and streams provide clean waters for the entire region.

On August 21st, Łutsël K’e Dene First Nation signed an agreement with the Parks Canada Agency and the Government of the Northwest Territories to permanently protect 26,376 square kilometres of these vibrant lands. The entire area, called Thaidene Nëné, is an Indigenous protected area. Parts of it are also designated as a national park, territorial park and wildlife conservation area. All of it will be co-managed by Łutsël K’e Dene First Nation.

Read More: https://www.ilinationhood.ca/2019/08/21/new-indigenous-protected-area-respects-people-the-land/

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