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Mi’kmaq grandmother and lawyer N.L.’s latest Queen’s Counsel appointments announced

Judy White Judy White is a Mi’kmaq grandmother and member of the Flat Bay Band. She currently resides in Conne River, Newfoundland and Labrador. Ms. White completed a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie Law School with particular emphasis upon Aboriginal Law. She also completed the Intensive Program of Lands, ...

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Bank of Canada hikes interest rate on strong economy, but underlines NAFTA risks 

By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- The economy’s impressive run prompted the Bank of Canada to raise its trend-setting interest rate Wednesday for the third time since last summer, but looking ahead it warned of growing uncertainties about NAFTA. The central bank pointed to unexpectedly solid economic numbers as ...

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First Nations file civil claims in attempt to stop Site C construction – Alaska Highway News

January 16, 2018 BRITISH COLUMBIA-Two Treaty 8 First Nations have launched legal action in a bid to stop construction of the Site C dam. The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations filed two separate civil claims in B.C. Supreme Court Monday, naming the province, BC Hydro, and Canada’s attorney ...

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Bank of Canada hikes interest rate to 1.25%, cites strong economic data

By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- The economy’s impressive run prompted the Bank of Canada to raise its trend-setting interest rate Wednesday for the third time since last summer, and to send a signal that more increases are likely on the horizon. The central bank pointed to unexpectedly solid ...

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Champagne to announce ombudsman for corporate social responsibility

By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA – The Liberal government is planning to make good on a campaign promise to create an ombudsman with teeth to oversee the conduct of Canadian companies operating abroad. International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is expected to announce the creation of a new position ...

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Saskatchewan First Nation concerned about being featured in popular video game

By Taylor MacPherson, CKBI/THE CANADIAN PRESS PRINCE ALBERT, Sask.- Canada’s Plains Cree and Chief Poundmaker have been included in the newest edition of a popular video game series, but one elected official from the Saskatchewan First Nation considers it cultural appropriation. A trailer for Sid Meier’s “Civilization VI: Rise and ...

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Indigenous urban business initiatives growing as demographics shift

By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY- Bulldozers and excavators are cutting a broad swath through the reserve land of the Tsuut’ina in southwest Calgary as part of a transformative project gets underway. The push to finish the city’s ring road has meant a $340.7 million payment to the First ...

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Indigenous tourism helping keep stories alive as international interest grows 

By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS SIKSIKA, Alta.- Dion Red Gun has met and overcome a daunting series of obstacles in his efforts to preserve and share his culture. The 56-year-old member of the Siksika Reserve southeast of Calgary is deeply connected to the land. He has struggled with natural ...

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