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Abject failure’: Sen. Murray Sinclair criticizes federal response to Mi’kmaw fishery dispute – CBC

Senator discusses ongoing tension in N.S. as part of Ask Me Anything series Oct 18, 2020 The federal government’s response to ongoing tensions over Indigenous fishing rights has been “an abject failure,” Sen. Murray Sinclair said. “I’m disheartened by the fact that the government’s leadership — the leadership of this country — is not stepping […]

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Researchers at Queen’s University examine the impact COVID-19 has on indigenous peoples living with chronic health issues – Globalnews.ca

October 19 2020 Queen’s University is suppling funding to various research projects supporting medical and social coronavirus-related solutions. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/7405056/researchers-at-queens-university-examine-the-impact-covid-19-has-on-indigenous-peoples-living-with-chronic-health-issues

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Morning Brief: WE scandal and lobster-harvest violence to dominate the week’s agenda – iPolitics

Oct 19, 2020 Good morning. The RCMP stepped up its presence in Nova Scotia over the weekend in a bid to stop escalating violence over a First Nations lobster harvest. But Sipekne’katik Chief Mike Sack said he wants the Canadian military called in, instead, the Globe reports. A First Nations lobster pound burned to the […]

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Day of Action for missing, murdered Indigenous women – Orangeville Citizen

October 16, 2020 From the Orangeville courthouse to Town Hall, they marched in the rain carrying a red sign that reads “no more stolen sisters” – calling for change. “There are stolen sisters across the country, and we need to make sure that they’re not forgotten,” said Debbie Sipkema, organizer of the local march and […]

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Contractor promotes retrofits as partial solution to First Nation housing crisis – CBC

Oct 16, 2020 A contracting company working in remote First Nations says one solution to the housing crisis impacting many communities is to renovate what’s already there. Many remote communities have homes that are vacant, said James Gillingham, the president of Total Construction Management and Consultants Inc. Gillingham’s company is working in a number of […]

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Feds to meet Indigenous leaders Friday to discuss racism in health system – CBC

Putting more money into heath care can’t be the only solution, Indigenous Services minister says Oct 15, 2020 The federal government is ready to use its financial leverage over the health system to fight anti-Indigenous racism in health care, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says. He says that includes promoting Indigenous health workers and calling […]

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Morning Brief: Chinese envoy lashes out at Canada – iPolitics

Oct 16, 2020 Good morning and happy Friday. China’s ambassador to Canada says accepting Hong Kong refugees jeopardizes the safety of the thousands of Canadians living in Hong Kong, the Globe reports. “It is interference in China’s domestic affairs,” he said, calling the political refugees “violent criminals.” He also warned of some vague “forceful measures” […]

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Indigenous directors explore pandemic life through short films in NFB online project – CBC

‘It was almost like … learning how to be more vulnerable through documentation’ Two Indigenous directors have made short films about the COVID-19 pandemic that are being featured in a National Film Board of Canada online project called The Curve. The project offers a personal look into the experiences of filmmakers, animators and digital storytellers, and how their lives have been […]

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COVID-19 spared Indigenous communities at first but is now attacking them – rabble.ca

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last winter, Indigenous communities in Canada were acutely aware of their heightened vulnerability. They feared that even a small number of initial cases could quickly grow — and wreak havoc on Indigenous people throughout the country. Past experience, as recent as the H1N1 flu of 2009, had taught Indigenous […]

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Ontario ignores its own advice, presses First Nations to consult on Ring of Fire road during COVID-19 – CBC

‘Weaponization of health crisis’ a familiar strategy of government, industry, researcher says Oct 15, 2020 An ‘operational guide’ from Ontario’s Ministry of Indigenous Affairs tells other ministries to delay or defer non-urgent projects that impact First Nations treaty rights during the pandemic, but at least one mining-related project is moving ahead. On Oct. 13, the […]

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