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Meet McMaster’s spring 2021 honorary degree recipients – Daily News

May 10, 2021 From preserving Mohawk culture to developing scientific solutions to protect our oceans, this year’s honorary degree recipients include nine of the best and brightest in their respective fields. The achievements of these figures in fields such as health care, Indigenous knowledge, public service, engineering and science will be recognized during spring convocation […]

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A framework for reconciliation – CBA National Magazine

10 May 2021 The CBA’s Aboriginal Law Section urges Parliament to pass Bill C-15 and achieve the objectives of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The introduction of Bill C-15, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, in the House of Commons on December 3, 2020, was a […]

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Quebec government kicks in funding to build new Nunavik arena – Nunatsiaq News

May 10, 2021 Kangirsuk’s arena was destroyed in a 2019 fire The Quebec government has announced $7 million to go towards construction of a new hockey arena in Nunavik. The hockey arena in Kangirsuk was destroyed in a fire in 2019, which municipal officials said was due to a faulty heating system. Two years later, […]

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Proposed federal justice reforms could reduce number of Indigenous, Black people in system, say advocates – CBC

May 10, 2021 Ottawa trying to divert racialized youth from courts, create national Indigenous justice strategy Advocates for justice system reform are welcoming new proposals from the federal government to address the overrepresentation of Black and Indigenous individuals and other racialized groups in the criminal justice system. In the recent federal budget, the government pledged $216.4 million over five years, and $43.3 […]

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Working Together as Local Indigenous Housing Providers – SaultOnline.com

May 10, 2021 Sault Ste. Marie – The goal of providing safe, affordable housing for Indigenous people in the community of Baawating, also known as Sault Ste. Marie, has been a shared mission amongst local providers Neech-ke-Wehn Homes Inc. and Niwaakai’iganaanind Aboriginal Housing, and the locally-founded provincial provider Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS). Recognizing that […]

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Canada is approaching four months without a Governor General. Can we do that? – National Post

May 10, 2021 Technically, Canada’s judicial, executive and legislative branches are all in the hands of the same guy It may have escaped widescale notice what with the pandemic and all, but Canada hasn’t had a governor general since the Jan. 23 resignation of Julie Payette. For more than three months, the military hasn’t had […]

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Citizen sues as local council delays election ‘to ensure safety’ – London Free Press

May 10, 2021 CHATHAM – A Caldwell First Nation member and a national advocacy group are suing the community’s band council over its decision to twice postpone an election originally slated for several months ago. Allan (Ian) Duckworth has filed an application in federal court against four elected councillors in the First Nation community, located […]

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The IBA Remembers Thomas Berger QC, OC, OBC, for his Significant Contributions to Advancing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

OTTAWA, ONT – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) pays tribute and remembers Thomas Berger QC, OC, OBC, as a tireless and dedicated advocate for Indigenous title and rights. His strong innate sense of justice changed the legal relationship between Canada and Indigenous Nations for the better. Mr. Berger demonstrated his commitment to learning […]

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Sudbury column: Laurentian’s Indigenous Studies programs fall short – Sudbury Star

May 09, 2021 Are university’s intentions genuine or just more public relations spin? So far, the answer seems to be no In a fresh communique, 11:56 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021, Laurentian University states: “Through engagement with the Laurentian University Native Education Council (LUNEC), discussions are ongoing with respect to additional Indigenous studies courses that […]

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Vaccine eligibility expanding across Ontario this week; at-risk health care workers eligible for second dose sooner – Durham Radio News

The province will be expanding vaccine eligibility to those regions using the provincial booking system this week. Starting Tuesday at 8 a.m., those with at-risk health conditions such as dementia, diabetes and sickle cell disease, as well as Group Two of people who cannot work from home including grocery store, restaurant and transportation workers will […]

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