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Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General being considered

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:00 AM OTTAWA- In the spirit of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples  The Hill Times Marco Vigliotti is reporting today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being urged by  Indigenous Liberal MPs to appoint an indigenous person as Canada’s first governor general, the Hill Times reported ...

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Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Partner with OPSEU

 Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation  Chie R. Stacey Laforme has signed an agreement with the President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) to partner to “ensure justice for First Nations.” “This partnership recognizes the sovereignty and Treaty rights of all First Nations communities,” says Mississaugas of ...

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Calgary mayor speaks of economic optimism as Stampede parade kicks off

By Bill Graveland and Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY-As the Calgary Stampede kicked off with a parade under a bright blue sky Friday, Mayor Naheed Nenshi said the mood is brightening in a city beleaguered by a prolonged downturn in oil prices. “This year is special. We had a ...

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​Syncrude hits milestone 10 percent of workforce is Indigenous people

Syncrude is celebrating an notable milestone with indigenous people now numbering 475 of its permanent workforce . Indigenous employess now represent 10 per cent of the oilsand joint venture workforce.  In the past the numbers have hovered between 8.1 and 9.4 per cent of the permanent workforce  but numbers have ...

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Edmonton entrepreneur Herb Belcourt passes

Edmonton entrepreneur and Order of Canada recipient Herb Belcourt died Wednesday morning after battling Stage 4 cancer. Lesley, his wife of 44 years, said Belcourt passed away one day before his 86th birthday. In 2010, Belcourt was awarded the Order of Canada for his work to improve the lives of ...

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GRE sues feds for $3 billion for forcing incorporation and failing to stop “contraband industry

By Lynda Powless Editor Grand River Enterprises (GRE), Six Nations largest tobacco manufacture and four of its partners are suing the federal government for $3 billion claiming the crown forced them to incorporate, pay taxes and failed to stop the “contraband” tobacco industry from growing. The decision in the appeal, ...

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Ceremony marks construction of new road to Shoal Lake 40 First Nation

SHOAL LAKE, Ont.- A celebration has been held in Shoal Lake 40 First Nation to mark the beginning of construction of a new all-weather road. The 24-kilometre Freedom Road will connect Shoal Lake 40 to the Trans-Canada Highway in Manitoba. It will provide year-round access between the mainland and the ...

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