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Cancellation of Kanata: the AFNQL Calls for a Constructive Reflection

WENDAKE, QC, July 27, 2018  – According to the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), the cancellation of Kanata must be an opportunity for a profound reflection on the survival and diffusion of First Nation cultures and languages. Ghislain Picard, Chief of the AFNQL, first wishes to recall that the nations ...

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Trans Mountain pipeline work to resume in August: Kinder Morgan Canada boss 

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON-The head of Kinder Morgan Canada says work is to resume next month to prepare a route for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Ian Anderson says the company will secure, survey and prepare the right-of-way in coming months, and First Nations will monitor the work to look ...

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FireKeepers casino plans to expand with 2nd hotel tower

BATTLE CREEK, Mich.- FireKeepers Casino Hotel in southern Michigan plans to expand its hotel by building a second tower. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi announced Monday that an aim is to attract more people from across the Midwest to the casino and hotel near Battle Creek. They also ...

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Americans say Canadians delaying damning report on B.C. toxins in transboundary river 

By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS United States officials are accusing their Canadian counterparts of sitting on damning new data about toxic chemicals from southern British Columbia coal mines in water shared by both countries. In a letter to the U.S. State Department, Americans on the International Joint Commission say ...

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Judge dismisses Aboriginal bid to block sale of P.E.I. golf course

  CHARLOTTETOWN- The Mi’kmaq have lost a court bid to block the sale of a popular golf course on Crown land in western Prince Edward Island. The Mi’kmaq, who have claimed all of P.E.I., argued the provincial government failed its duty to consult with First Nations on the Jan. 10, ...

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First Nations and federal government collaborate on B.C. north coast protections

By Amy Smart THE CANADIAN PRESS PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. -A new federal framework giving Indigenous communities a partnership in protecting and supervising Canada’s north and central Pacific coast is a positive step toward reconciliation, the president of the Coastal First Nations says. Marilyn Slett, who is also chief of the ...

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President Trump Is Spurring Native American Women to Run for Office

Time Magazine is featuring Native American Women running for office By ABBY VESOULIS June 20, 2018 President Donald Trump routinely calls a U.S. senator “Pocahontas.” One time,he did it in front of Navajo code talkers who helped America during World War II. To decorate the Oval Office, he chose a portrait of Andrew Jackson, ...

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Atlantic First Nations create new foundation to pursue philanthropic funding

HALIFAX- Atlantic Canada’s First Nations communities have established a new foundation to better connect with Canada’s philanthropic organizations. Organizers say the goal of the Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation is to pursue opportunities for donations, grants and investments. They say there is a gap to bridge in order to work better ...

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