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LABRC: Katzie First Nation Votes YES to their Community Land Code

Congratulations to Katzie First Nation!  On March 29, 2017, Katzie First Nation eligible voters ratified their community land code, and in doing so, opted out of 34 limiting, land-related sections of the Indian Act.  Their land code is a vital step towards cultural and economic self-sufficiency for the community, and the environmental protection and proper […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201797 Views

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LABRC: Lake Cowichan First Nation now the 72nd Operational Signatory Nation!

On March 31st, 2017, Lake Cowichan First Nation voters fully embraced their community land code by voting 100% in support of its ratification. The 72nd signatory nation to ratify a land code under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, Lake Cowichan First Nation now has the jurisdiction to protect and govern their reserve […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201797 Views

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Moose Cree FN: Treaty Land Entitlement Update

March 27, 2017 – Treaty Land Entitlement Update Chief & council is hosting a community information session and update on the Treaty Land Entitlement Process on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the E.P.R. Centre.Read More. NT5

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201790 Views

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LABRC: Questions about Surveys on First Nations Lands? Download some answers now!

Is there any continuing federal responsibility for First Nations lands? Canada will continue to hold title to First Nation land, although Canada will have no management authority over the land. The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development will no longer be involved in the management of the First Nation’s reserve lands. Who is liable […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 2017108 Views

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Alderville First Nation part of negotiations on a long-standing treaty dispute – DurhamRegion.com

NORTHUMBERLAND — Alderville First Nation and Mississaugas of Scugog Island are among the nations slated to begin formal negotiations with Canada and Ontario on a long-standing treaty dispute involving harvesting — hunting, fishing and trapping rights. The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the seven Williams Treaties First Nations — Alderville First Nation, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201767 Views

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Nature Conservancy of Canada buys ‘pristine’ area on north shore of Lake Superior – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 By Peter Cameron THE CANADIAN PRESS The Nature Conservancy of Canada says it has purchased more than 1,000 hectares of property on the north shore of Lake Superior that is crucial to species such as bald eagles and peregrine falcons. It says the Big Trout Bay area is one of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201789 Views

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Manitoba First Nation sues Ottawa, province over outstanding land claim – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 28, 2017  WINNIPEG _ A Manitoba reserve is suing Ottawa and the province over a 21-year-old land claim agreement. The Roseau River First Nation says terms of the decades-old deal promised that between 5,800 and 16,000 acres would be set aside as reserve property. The lawsuit alleges only one per cent of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2017106 Views

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Hope Bay case wrapping up – Wiarton Echo

March 28, 2017 Members of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation have voted in favour of a proposal to settle litigation between the First Nation and the Canadian government over cottages at Hope Bay. In Friday’s vote, 82 per cent of the close to 500 band members who voted were in favour of directing […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2017117 Views

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Tribes’ battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 28, 2017  By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn’t end their legal battle. Industry groups say the imminent flow of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2017107 Views

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Nunavut’s big land use plan won’t get input from territory’s capital – NunatsiaqOnline

“We simply do not have the manpower or the time, unfortunately, to develop a submission” March 28, 2017 Nunavut’s land use plan will go forward without an official submission from the territory’s largest community. Iqaluit mayor Madeleine Redfern dropped the news to members of the Nunavut Planning Commission during the organization’s week-long public hearing on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201783 Views

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Fort William chief seeking settlement of land tax issue with Thunder Bay – CBC

City still has taxing authority over former railway lands expropriated from First Nation in early 1900s Mar 28, 2017 The chief of Fort William First Nation says the City of Thunder Bay should follow the federal government’s lead concerning lands expropriated from the community over 100 years ago. Peter Collins addressed city council on Monday, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201772 Views

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Property Assessment for the Northwest Territories General Taxation Area

YELLOWKNIFE (March 27, 2017) – Take notice that the Certified Assessment Roll, First Revision (2016 Assessment for 2017 Taxation) for the General Taxation Area of the Northwest Territories (NWT) can be inspected at the office of the Director of Assessment, Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, Government of the Northwest Territories, 5th floor, Northwest Tower, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201793 Views

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ILA Community Tour: Dates Announced

March 24, 2017 Inuvialuit Land Administration has organized a community tour to explain opportunities related to Inuvialuit Settlement Region mineral development and to understand community attitudes towards mineral exploration and development. Ultimately, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation wants to develop an Inuvialuit Mineral Development Policy. Your community’s involvement will help ensure any policy is meaningful. Specific dates, times and locations […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 2017109 Views

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With Mistawasis Land Code Vote, Saskatoon Tribal Council First to Regain Control and Management of Lands – SFNEDN

On January 16th, 2017 the members of Mistawasis First Nation voted by a ratio of 9:1 to approve its proposed Land Code, allowing the transfer of control and management of its lands back to the community, under the provisions of the First Nations Land Management Act. Mistawasis was preceded by the other six members of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201794 Views

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Working to safeguard ancestral territories – BC Gov

For 26-year-old Dallas Nikal, protecting the environment and ensuring First Nations play a leadership role in managing natural resources in their ancestral territories is vital. A member of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, Dallas is part of a First Nations team working on environmental projects in the Skeena region. Currently, these projects are focused on monitoring wetland […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201780 Views

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On World Water Day, AFN National Chief Stands with Yukon First Nations at Supreme Court

On World Water Day, AFN National Chief Stands with Yukon First Nations at Supreme Court March 22, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today spoke on the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada to mark World Water Day and to support the Yukon First Nations who are […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2017156 Views

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After a decade of consultations Nunavut’s land use plan moves into final hearings – CBC

A final plan is expected in 2018 Mar 22, 2017 The final round of public hearings on Nunavut’s land use plan begin this morning in Iqaluit. The plan will lay out what parts of the territory are open for exploration and resource development, and what areas are protected. It will provide “certainty” to Nunavummiut about […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201790 Views

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First of three Regional Public Hearings on Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan delayed by one day due to weather

“Hearings signal one step closer to plan becoming a reality” Iqaluit, March 20, 2017. The first of the Nunavut Planning Commission’s regional public hearing in the Qikiqtani region is now scheduled to begin Wednesday March 22nd. Commission Chair Andrew Nakashuk says he’s hopeful the plan that emerges from these hearings properly balances the current and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201786 Views

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Public Information Session on the Development of Lands Along Federal Road – City of Iqaluit

MARCH 20, 2017 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – The City of Iqaluit and Qikiqtaaluk Business Development Corporation are collaborating on a neighbourhood plan in the Federal Road area. The study area covers some new development lands between Federal Road and the Plateau. The first stage in the planning process is to analyze opportunities and constraints and consider […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201782 Views

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Carleton to Host Panel on Protecting the Peel Watershed

March 17, 2017 Carleton University will host the panel event Protecting the Peel Watershed: Indigenous rights, conservation and the law, featuring renowned Indigenous rights lawyer Thomas Berger, as well as First Nations and environmental leaders from the Yukon – Chief Roberta Joseph of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Councillor Dana Tizya-Tramm of the Vuntut Gwitchin and Executive […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201783 Views

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Subject of Fractured Land documentary speaking on campus – U of R

March 18, 2017 Caleb Behn, lawyer, environmental activist and the subject of a critically acclaimed documentary, is the featured speaker at the U of R’s latest Deliberation and Debate series. Behn is Eh-Cho Dene and Dunne-Za/Cree from Treaty 8 territory in northeastern B.C. His talk, organized by the Aboriginal Student Centre, takes place March 23 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201782 Views

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Peel watershed dispute before Supreme Court of Canada this week – CBC

‘It’s been a long trail,’ said Roberta Joseph, chief of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation Mar 20, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case this week that will shape the future of a vast, pristine wilderness area in northern Yukon. The case will also mark the end of a five-year legal battle […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017118 Views

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Protecting the Peel Watershed: Voice’s from Canada’s North

Mar 17 2017 MARCH 20 – 31, SAW Gallery Free admission to the exhibition and related events Opening reception: Wednesday, March 22nd 5-9pm 6pm: Public Presentation and Q&A from exhibition curators and featured individuals 7pm: Special Reception to mark the day’s Supreme Court hearing (Invite-only) The exhibition Protecting the Peel Watershed: Voices from Canada’s North […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201798 Views

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Group hopes federal budget will launch Indigenous guardians’ network across Canada – CBC

Ottawa asked to provide $500 million; on-the-land employment for hundreds promised Mar 16, 2017 A national non-profit is hoping next week’s federal budget creates a network of Indigenous guardians across Canada. In October of last year, the Indigenous Leadership Initiative asked Ottawa for funding totalling $500 million over five years to set up the network. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201781 Views

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Land swap expected to get provincial approval this afternoon – Goldstream Gazette

Mar 14, 2017 A three way land-transfer agreement involving Metchosin, Langford and Beecher Bay First Nation is expected to receive provincial approval this afternoon. It’s expected that Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Peter Fassbender will make the announcement while joined with Beecher Bay Chief Russ Chipps, Langford Mayor Stew Young and Metchosin Mayor […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2017105 Views

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Pan-Territorial On-The-Land Summit Brings Together Land-Based Programming Experts to Focus on Community Wellness

DETTAH (March 14, 2017) – The Department of Health and Social Services, with support from Health Canada, is hosting a pan-territorial on-the-land summit to provide an opportunity for land-based programming experts to exchange best practices and discuss opportunities and challenges. The Summit is being held in Dettah from March 14 to 16, and will give […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2017103 Views

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FSIN and First Nations Explore Legal Options to Halt Sale of Crown Land

(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says it is in discussions with several Saskatchewan First Nations on legal options to put a stop to the auction sale of Crown land. FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron has sent a letter to the ministers of  Agriculture, First Nations Affairs and Environment outlining the […]

by aanationtalk on March 14, 2017131 Views

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Amendments to the Provincial Lands Act, 2016 and Regulations Proclaimed

March 13, 2017 Saskatchewan’s new Provincial Lands Act, 2016 and its associated regulations have been proclaimed and are now in effect. Jointly administered by the Ministries of Agriculture and Environment, The Provincial Lands Act was originally drafted to accommodate the settlement of the west and has been largely unchanged since its introduction in the 1930s. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201781 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Applies to Intervene at The Supreme Court Of Canada to Support Williams Lake & The Specific Claims Tribunal

March 9, 2017. Treaty One Territory. Today the AMC filed an application for leave to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) on the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) decision overturning the findings of the Specific Claims Tribunal (SCT) in Canada v Williams Lake Indian Band. AMC Grand Chief Derek Nepinak stated “this case […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 201798 Views

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Nunavut land use plan final hearings coming to a regional centre near you – CBC

‘It’s closer to the communities in their specific regions and it makes sense’ Mar 10, 2017 The Nunavut Planning Commission has responded to concerns about its planned 10-day final hearing in Iqaluit. It’s now proposing three regional hearings on its final land use plan. “It’s a more focused approach. It’s a regional approach. It’s closer […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 201799 Views

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It just makes sense’: Manitoba First Nation could be latest to take control of reserve lands – CBC

Mar 07, 2017 Misipawistik Cree Nation members set to vote on taking control of administering reserve land A Cree community in northern Manitoba will soon decide whether to adopt its own land code, a move that would give the First Nation control over its land and resources. The Misipawistik Cree Nation, on around 1,800 hectares […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201788 Views

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First Nation claims rights substantiated after legal win – The Chronicle Journal

March 7, 2017 Batchewana First Nation says its legal victory against the province has “substantiated” the rights of indigenous people to harvest timber on their traditional lands. The 10-year-old case came to an end last month when an Ontario judge awarded court costs totalling $390,000 to four members of the Sault Ste. Marie-area band, including […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201795 Views

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Former site of Fairyland fun park to go to Mi’kmaq Confederacy – CBC

The property was purchased by the provincial government in 2012 for the Trans-Canada Highway realignment Mar 07, 2017 The Mi’kmaq Conferedacy of P.E.I. will be obtaining land from the former Fairyland fun park and Encounter Creek amusement park in New Haven. Brian Francis, Chief of Abegweit First Nation said the property was part of a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201789 Views

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A first for Quebec! Abénakis de Wôlinak VOTE yes!

In an historic vote, the Abénakis de Wôlinak became the first Framework Agreement signatory community in Quebec to ratify their community Land Code, and regain authority over their reserve lands and resources.  On March 2nd, 2017 Wôlinak voting members chose to opt out of 34 restricting lands sections of the Indian Act, in favour of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 201796 Views

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Wasauksing votes YES to their Community Land Code!

On February 25th, 2017, Ontario’s Wasauksing First Nation voted undeniably in favour of their community Land Code. Under their Land Code, Wasauksing First Nation will be able to manage their own land, resources and environment per their community developed land code, laws and policies. This is an incredible step forward for the community, as it […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201793 Views

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Submission To The Naylor Panel For Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

DOWNLOADS ITK Submission to the Naylor Panel for Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

by aanationtalk on March 6, 2017126 Views

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FSIN: The Province Must Stop Its Online Auction Sale of Crown Lands

(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Executive calls on the Saskatchewan government to put an immediate stop to the auction sale of 62 parcels of Crown lands this month until the Treaty Land Entitlement First Nations in Saskatchewan are meaningfully consulted. First Nations in Saskatchewan were notified via letter […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 2017139 Views

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Treaty First Nations stand in line to buy land – StarPhoenix

March 3, 2017 Thirty-three Saskatchewan First Nations still looking to buy more than 1.2 million acres of Treaty Entitlement Land (TLE) could easily buy up all of the 11,000 acres now for sale by the provincial government and still be looking for much more. Dutch Lerat, vice chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 2017105 Views

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Douglas Treaties translated into First Nations languages nearly 170 years later – Two Row Times

March 1, 2017 VICTORIA — In the English language, a fish is just a fish, but for the Tsartlip First Nation on Vancouver Island, words can vary when referring to catching, preserving or cooking the animal. Vancouver Island First Nations and researchers at the University of Victoria are now taking a closer look at those […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 201783 Views

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Canada 150: Frank Calder founded Nisga’a Tribal Council, affirmed aboriginal title rights – Vancouver Sun

March 2, 2017 To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians. In 1913, the son of Arthur Calder (Na-qua-oon, hereditary chief of the Nisga’a Wolf Clan) and his young wife Louisa, was drowned in a canoe accident on the Nass River. Not long after, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 2017107 Views

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Bob McLeod: Progress in Negotiating Land, Resources and Self-government Agreements

February 28, 2017 Mr. Speaker, national interest in a new relationship with Indigenous people is at an all-time high across Canada. We welcome that interest, and we invite Canadians to look North for a successful model of how to do that. The Government of the Northwest Territories has decades of experience working in partnership with […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 201791 Views

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No immediate ruling made on Dakota Access pipeline work – CP

Source: The Associated Press Feb 28, 2017  By Sam Hananel And Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ A federal judge said Tuesday that he’ll decide within a week whether to temporarily halt construction of the final section of the Dakota Access pipeline over claims that it violates the religious rights of two Indian tribes. U.S. District […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2017111 Views

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Province Announces Transfer of Land Interests to Canada for Little Saskatchewan First Nation Reserve

February 28, 2017 Significant Step Forward in Operation Return Home: Clarke The Manitoba government has now completed a transfer of provincial interests to Canada that clears the way for the creation of a new Little Saskatchewan First Nation reserve, Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today. “This transfer of land is a significant […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 2017124 Views

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Ontario judge rules Crown must pay legal fees of Indigenous men in land dispute – The Globe and Mail

Feb. 27, 2017 An Ontario judge has taken the unusual step of ruling that the Crown must pay the legal fees of the defendants in a criminal case after the government withdrew nearly eight-year-old charges against Indigenous men who were logging on Crown land. In a strongly worded decision, Justice Romuald Kwolek said Ontario’s Ministry […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 2017112 Views

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Opening Statement to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts – First Nations Specific Claims – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

(Report 6—2016 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada) 15 February 2017 Michael Ferguson, CPA, CA FCA (New Brunswick) Auditor General of Canada Mr. Chair, thank you for this opportunity to present the results of our audit on First Nations specific claims. Joining me at the table are Jerome Berthelette, Assistant Auditor General and Theresa Bach, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 16, 2017122 Views

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Pope Francis says Indigenous people have rights over their lands – CBC

Feb 15, 2017 Pope doesn’t cite Dakota pipeline by name, as Trump seeks to advance its construction Indigenous people must give prior consent for any economic activity on their ancestral lands, Pope Francis insisted Wednesday as the U.S. administration of Donald Trump seeks to advance construction on the $3.8-billion Dakota Access pipeline. Francis, who met […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2017106 Views

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Mistawasis First Nation votes “YES” to their Land Code!

On January 16, 2017, over 90% of  Mistawasis voters cast their ballot in favour of adopting their community Land Code.  Not only is this a tremendous accomplishment for Mistawasis First Nation, but it is equally exciting for the Saskatoon Tribal Council whose member communities are now all Operational under the Framework Agreement.  With their inherent right […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 2017118 Views

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#RippedOff: Is the Specific Claims Tribunal working? APTN Investigates – APTN

Feb 11, 2017 Outstanding specific claims are million – potentially billion – dollar debts owed to First Nations by the crown. Rob Smith travels to Ontario to visit the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and learn about their $145-million claim. The federal government under Stephen Harper hatched a system, called Justice at Last, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201775 Views

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Notice of Public Hearing on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan

Monday, February 13, 2017 Please see the attached Notice of Public Hearing on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, to be held in Iqaluit on March 21-28, 2017. Attachment Size 2017-02-10 Notice of Public Hearing on DNLUP.pdf 204.07 KB 2017-02-10 Notice of Public Hearing on DNLUP_INUK.pdf 207.02 KB 2017-02-10 Notice of Public Hearing on DNLUP-French.pdf […]

by pmnationtalk on February 14, 201791 Views

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MFNERC: Register for the Land-based Youth Gathering

Sagkeeng Anicinabe First Nation will be hosting the 7th Annual Youth Gathering for Traditional Land-based Teachings March 1-3. View Banner Pimachiwin Aki Kikinaamaage This year’s gathering will include land-based education workshops and competitions to provide our youth with team building skills. It will also offer knowledge of how First Nations people have always used animals, trees, and water for all […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 2017133 Views

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