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Leaders in Thunder Bay area seek COVID relief, province to decide on lockdown – NiagaraFallsReview.ca

Feb. 26, 2021 Community leaders in the Thunder Bay, Ont., area are calling on all levels of government to take action on the worrying spread of COVID-19 in the city that’s a travel hub for northwestern Ontario. Fort William First Nation Chief Peter Collins and Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler are requesting support […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20216 Views

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Feds Didn’t Give Enough Support To End First Nations Water Advisories: Auditor – HuffPost Canada

“We are very concerned, and honestly, disheartened that this long-standing issue is still not resolved,” Karen Hogan said. OTTAWA — The government did not provide the support needed to ensure First Nations communities have access to safe drinking water, says federal auditor general Karen Hogan in a report released Thursday. “We are very concerned, and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20214 Views

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Lakehead to host 16th annual Research and Innovation Week – OrilliaMatters

The theme of this year’s virtual event is Our Changing World; Orillia native Bob McDonald, of CBC fame, will deliver keynote address as part of opening ceremonies Lakehead University’s 16th annual Research and Innovation Week will be held from March 1 to 5 and this year it’s virtual, meaning you can enjoy all of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20214 Views

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Kenora Businesses and Organizations Refusing Service to Indigenous People a Violation of Human Rights Code – Net Newsledger

February 26, 2021 KENORA – There have been over the past several days, reports of discrimination against Indigenous people in Kenora. An outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in businesses and organizations being accused of refusing service to Indigenous people. The Ontario Human Rights Commission has issued this statement: “As Wabaseemoong Independent Nations in Northwestern Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20217 Views

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Indigenous art online auction to help change lives through learning – Tbnewswatch.com

Confederation College’s Indigenous Art Online Auction will begin on Friday at 9 a.m. THUNDER BAY – In continuation of the recent virtual Community Partners’ Evening, which took place in January 2021, Confederation College is getting ready to launch part two of the at-home experience with an Indigenous Art Online Auction on Feb. 26 and 28. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20214 Views

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There needs to be 3 Indigenous judges sitting on Supreme Court of Canada: professor – APTN News

The Supreme Court of Canada doesn’t have a single Indigenous judge among the nine members, but even appointing one wouldn’t go far enough. There needs to be three. That’s what Prof. John Borrows said on Nation to Nation Thursday. “It’s never enough to have just have one voice in a place. That can be a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20212 Views

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President Gervan Fearon on Brock’s Land Acknowledgement and Indigenous initiatives – Brock News

Brock University has a formal Land Acknowledgement that is integral to the identity and underlying values of the University community. The Land Acknowledgement is integrated into the proceedings of activities across the University — from Board and Senate meetings to Convocation and faculty-staff gatherings. Brock’s Land Acknowledgement reads as follows: Brock University acknowledges the land […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 20214 Views

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Greater Toronto Airports Authority announces 2020 Nest funding recipients

Seven Black- and Indigenous-led organizations to receive funding to support capacity building projects, from strategic planning to training and upscaling existing programs TORONTO, ONTARIO – The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has announced funding recipients for its 2020 Nest Fund. This announcement marks the next step in commitments made by the GTAA in 2020, including […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202126 Views

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Test your strength with this traditional Inuit game, the kneel jump – CBC

Feb 25, 2021 ‘If the ice started to crack, we’d know how to get up,’ explains 15-year-old Damian Kigutaq Metcalfe On a bitterly cold day in Ottawa with a windchill of –24, 15-year-old Damian Kigutaq Metcalfe and his father, who goes by the name Stranger, stay warm by perfecting a move used in chilly weather […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 20215 Views

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Events seek to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women – Simcoe Reformer

Valarie King, of Mississaugas of Credit First Nation, wears a mask to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Submitted An ongoing effort to bring attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women continues with a virtual conference Friday. Family members, Indigenous women singers and guest speakers will be participating The event will be livestreamed […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 20214 Views

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