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Ontario Funding Research on Sexual Violence Against Indigenous Women

April 18, 2016 Ontario is investing in three research projects to support a more compassionate, sensitive and culturally appropriate response from law enforcement authorities when dealing with incidents of sexual violence and harassment against Indigenous women, and to encourage more survivors to report sexual violence. Ontario is investing a total of approximately $250,000 in research […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 2016319 Views

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Solidarity with Occupy INAC – Council of Canadians

April 14, 2016 CBC reports, “As many as 20 members of Idle No More and Black Lives Matter have been occupying the Toronto office of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) since mid-morning [on April 13], demanding that the federal government take action following the suicide crisis [in the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario].” […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 2016182 Views

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IESO: Large Renewable Procurement update Sisson Project (Tungsten and Molybdenum Mine): Public Comments Invited

The 16 Large Renewable Procurement (LRP I) contracts offered on March 10, 2016 have now been signed and executed. The LRP I RFP Selected Proponents List has been updated to reflect the rated criteria categories awarded to each of the Selected Proponents as part of the proposal evaluation process and the participating Aboriginal communities on […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 2016321 Views

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Métis ‘out of political limbo,’ Kitchener advocate says – TheRecord.com

KITCHENER — Ela Smith didn’t know she was native until she was 20. Her grandparents and parents were born in Oxford County. She was born and raised in Innerkip and thought she was like everyone else in her community. It wasn’t until her college days in Toronto when she was asked to prepare a cultural […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 2016167 Views

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NAN Presents Recommendations on Health Crisis

OTTAWA, ON (April 14, 2016): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, First Nation leaders and health officials presented five strategic recommendations to address the suicide and health crisis in NAN territory to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development this afternoon. “We have developed key recommendations to improve the delivery of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 2016256 Views

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NWAC Proposes Three Iconic Indigenous Women for Next Bank of Canada Note

(April 15, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) – The staff and board of the Native Women’s Association of Canada have collectively determined names of three late iconic Indigenous women to put forward for the open nomination process to add a woman to the next Bank of Canada note. As the voice of Indigenous women in Canada, NWAC […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 2016202 Views

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Attawapiskat Suicide Emergency – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 18, 2016  ATTAWAPISKAT, Ont. – The chief of a remote First Nation says he hopes a planned meeting with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett will be the beginning of real change for Attawapiskat. Increasing suicide attempts by youth in the community on James Bay prompted the northern […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 2016223 Views

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Emergency aid for Attawapiskat crisis critical, but what about long term solutions? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 17, 2016 By Sheryl Ubelacker THE CANADIAN PRESS Teams of mental health workers have travelled to Attawapiskat to help the remote northern Ontario reserve contend with an epidemic of suicide attempts among its young people. But can short-term therapeutic interventions, especially when delivered by outsiders, be effective in stemming the tide of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 2016186 Views

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OPG Commits to Completing Further DGR Studies by Year-End

April 15, 2016 Toronto – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has informed the federal government that it will complete further studies on its proposed deep geologic repository (DGR) by Dec. 31, 2016. In February, the Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change requested that OPG conduct three further studies into OPG’s low and intermediate level waste […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 2016283 Views

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Finalists selected for 2016 TSM Awards for Community Engagement and Environmental Excellence

April 18, 2016 Winners to be announced at the CIM Convention in May The finalists for the 2016 Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Awards for Community Engagement Excellence and Environmental Excellence have been selected and the award winners will be announced on May 2 at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Awards Gala […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 2016245 Views

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