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Indigenous Suffering is the Point: The Expanding Processes of the Aboriginal Industry – FCPP

November 29, 2022 Indigenous politics in Canada involves a long drawn-out expensive processes designed not only to extract taxpayer dollars but also to block oversight and control narratives. Because of this, over the last several decades an expansion of a vast infrastructure of dependence has rendered the nation incapable of dealing honestly and fairly with […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 20223 Views

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Ontario’s iGaming mistakes are a lesson in the value of Indigenous consultation – Policy Options

November 28, 2022 The Ontario government could have avoided regulatory missteps by honouring its duty to consult with First Nations. Instead, it acted unilaterally. Mere months after launching its iGaming market, the government of Ontario initiated regulation changes driven by weaknesses in its model. The province quickly learned that its overreliance on gaming operators for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 20223 Views

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In the Pursuit of a Nation Rebuilding Model for Canada

November 17, 2022 – In a collaborative approach, Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek, Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek, and Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation are seeking to rebuild from the ground up. The process of how to do so and other opportunities for First Nations’ prosperity are explored in the Nation Rebuilding Series, Northern Policy Institute’s latest release. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 20226 Views

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NPI: Smart Road Technology Can Make Northern Roads Safer

October 14, 2022 – Implementing smart road technologies can encourage greater safety on Northern roads and are less expensive to build and maintain. These technologies and innovative construction techniques are explored in detail in the latest paper by Northern Policy Institute, Smart Solutions for Northern Roads by William Dunstan. Smart road technologies implemented in other […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202224 Views

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First Nation-Owned Corporation Adopts Climate Action Investment Policy

CHIPPEWAS OF KETTLE and STONY POINT FIRST NATION, ON, Oct. 12, 2022 – The Three Fires Group, a First Nations-owned economic development corporation, announced the adoption of its Climate Action Investment Policy. As part of its commitment to sustainable investments, the group’s policy outlines its support for clean energy projects including energy storage – aligned […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 202225 Views

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Canada must commit to a nature and biodiversity accountability act – IRPP

COP15 in Montreal is the right time to start to dismantle the country’s colonial relationship with nature, with greater respect for Indigenous rights. October 5, 2022 Nature isn’t an infinite resource to be exploited. Canada’s current socio-economic system, rooted in colonial resource extraction, has shaped our interactions with the natural world. The commodification of nature […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202221 Views

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Put out wildfires before they begin with Indigenous fire stewardship – IRPP

October 4, 2022 Canadian governments need to better engage with Indigenous fire stewardship to counter increased wildfire occurrence and severity After the Keremeos Creek wildfire swept through the southern Interior of British Columbia in August, one may wonder how these catastrophic events should be handled across Canada. Not only were hundreds of B.C. residents forced […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202219 Views

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The RCMP needs comprehensive reform – IRPP

Change will not come from within the police service. Here are 10 top ways to bring about an ambitious remake of the Mounties. August 15, 2022 The RCMP is in the news again and, as usual, the news is not good. There are ongoing controversies over whether there was political interference or pressure placed on […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 202249 Views

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Is there additional capacity to address Northern Ontario’s homelessness, mental health, and addictions crisis?

August 10, 2022 – Northern Ontario communities are experiencing a homelessness, addiction, and mental health crisis. In Northern Policy Institute’s latest paper, More than Just a Number: Addressing the Homelessness, Addiction, and Mental Health Crisis in the North, author Holly Parsons explores current realities and eight policy strategies to help move Northern Ontario communities forward. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 2022107 Views

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How did COVID19 affect the economy of Northern Ontario?

July 28, 2022 – The COVID-19 pandemic was a major blow to communities around the world. However, as the latest paper by Lakehead University in partnership with Northern Policy Institute has shown, not all communities’ experiences were the same. The Impact of COVID-19 on the Economy of Northern Ontario dives into those differences, specifically between […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 202248 Views

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