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Behind bars, an ongoing native crisis – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 15, 2015 Prisons are, by definition, grim places. For aboriginal Canadians there is a particular bleakness. The difference between them and other inmates in this country’s penal institutions is both striking and disturbing. First Nations people are disproportionately represented in federal prisons – roughly 4 per cent of the population outside the walls, but […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2015272 Views

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Ontario Coalition Of Aboriginal People Supports A National Pharmacare Strategy – Wawa news

16 June 2015 The time has come for a national public and universal drug insurance plan to cover all prescription costs and to support the sustainability of our healthcare system. The Canadian Medical Association has found that universal drug coverage could save Canada $7.3 billion every year, as well as providing a 32% reduction in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2015244 Views

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McMichael marks first year of Inuit art digitization project with interactive exhibition, Journey into Fantasy

June 5, 2015, KLEINBURG ON—On June 20, 2015, Journey into Fantasy, in Inuktitut, Ingirrajut Isumaginnguaqtaminnut will open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection featuring the work of Inuk artist, Pudlo Pudlat (1916-1992). The exhibition celebrates the one-year mark for the collaboration with York University in the multi-partner project, Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage (MICH). Visitors can […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2015532 Views

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Report points to more training on Aboriginal issues for Ontario teachers – APTN

June 15, 2015 Ontario teachers do not have access to adequate training required to teach First Nations, Metis and Inuit issues, according to a new report released in the province. 47 per cent of secondary schools and 29 per cent of elementary schools report they offer professional training for teachers surrounding Indigenous issues, states the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2015296 Views

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Telefilm Canada announces 15 Micro-Budget Production Program finalists for 2015-2016

Toronto, June 15, 2015—Telefilm Canada today announced the 15 finalists for 2015-2016, representing all regions of the country, in the Micro-Budget Production Program. At the same time, Telefilm announced that the Talent Fund will subsidize the Program, while Technicolor is offering free digital distribution encoding services to finalists who want it. The official announcements were […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2015514 Views

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Longer waits for parole disadvantage aboriginal offenders: report – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 14, 2015 The vast majority of aboriginal offenders in federal prison are held long past the date they become eligible for parole, giving them less time under supervised release and – by the government’s own calculations – shrinking their chances of success at living a free life again. Almost 85 per cent of aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2015320 Views

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Profile: A young aboriginal woman’s mental health struggles – Ottawa Citizen

June 14, 2015 Jessica Dinovitzer is 21 and of Mohawk descent. She works in the Native Circle at the Youth Services Bureau. She is one of the 310 participants in a Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health study that produced startling findings, reported by the Citizen last month, about aboriginal youth mental health in the Ottawa […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2015353 Views

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NAN Statement on Nutrition North Canada motion defeated in House of Commons

June 12, 2015 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic is pleased that the Official Opposition presented a motion in the House of Commons this week aimed at fixing Nutrition North Canada. The motion called for the immediate inclusion of the 50 communities being left out of Nutrition North, as well […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2015352 Views

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First Nations health inequities an obstacle to reconciliation – Opinion-Toronto Star

Jun 14 2015 Reconciliation means addressing inequities in Indigenous health including disparities in income, education, housing and more. Contrary to the stereotypes, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of Canada are strong, resilient and fully capable of managing our own affairs. As far as the question of cultural genocide is concerned, we very much want […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2015224 Views

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AFN identifies 51 swing ridings ahead of October’s federal election – CTV

June 14, 2015 OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says aboriginal voters could make the difference between a majority and minority government in the next federal election. Perry Bellegarde says his advocacy organization has identified 51 influential ridings, including several in western Canada, where First Nations voters could affect the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2015256 Views

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