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Tribes make renewed push for pipeline protections 

By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, ND. -Two American Indian tribes in the Dakotas are making a renewed push to bolster protections for their water supply while federal officials further study the potential impact of the recently completed Dakota Access oil pipeline. Lawyers for the Standing Rock and Cheyenne ...

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Quebec company touts lean nutrition and ‘unique’ taste of seal meat

Jonas Gilbart likes his seal steaks rare on the inside with a hard sear on the outside. “I love the taste and I love the nutritional benefits,” he said of a meat choice that’s still outside the food comfort zone for most Canadians. Gilbart’s helping lead a new campaign for ...

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B.C. First Nation says it has created world class spill response plan 

BELLA BELLA, B.C. -A British Columbia First Nation has released a plan it says will give it a leading role in oil spill prevention and response on the province’s central coast. A report from the Heiltsuk Nation calls for the creation of an Indigenous Marine Response Centre capable of responding ...

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Inuvik Tuktovaktuk Highway links Canada sea to sea

 Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway making history! On November 15, 2017, the Government of Canada was proud to announce the official opening the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway. The Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway, spanning 137 kilometres, opened today. The new highway links the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic region to the rest of the country ...

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Ontario premier says she never received Grassy Narrows mercury report

By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO-Ontario’s government has had a report in hand about mercury contamination upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation for more than a year, but the premier says she didn’t see it. Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister David Zimmer said this week the report was ...

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Manitoba Indigenous tourism operators keen to expand, say marketing is key 

WINNIPEG -Indigenous tourism operators in Manitoba are looking for ways to better promote their businesses and attract more customers. The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada held an engagement session in Winnipeg as part of a plan to create a provincial tourism organization led by the Indigenous community. Association president Keith ...

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Website will track commitments in mandate letters for Liberal ministers 

OTTAWA- The federal government has set up a website to track the 364 commitments Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlined in mandate letters to his cabinet ministers. Canadians can now go online to check out whether a specific pledge has been met, is underway, is going through challenges or, in the case ...

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Hopi tribe’s chairman disappointed over canyon mining plan

KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz.- The chairman on the Hopi tribe says he’s profoundly disappointed about a federal recommendation to lift the 20-year ban on uranium mining on public land outside Grand Canyon National Park. Herman Honanie says the thought of opening the area up to uranium mining is indefensible. He says the ...

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