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First Nations raising capital for Keystone XL pipeline stake have results of U.S. election to worry about

By Shari Narine Local Journalism Initiative Reporter WINNIPEG MAN-Nekaneet First Nation Chief Alvin Francis regards the recently signed memorandum of understanding with TC Energy as an opportunity for First Nations to get “our foot in the door into corporate Canada.” Francis is president of the newly created Natural Law Energy ...

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First Nations Bank of Canada launches trust company

By Sam Laskaris Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The First Nations Bank of Canada (FNBC) has branched out after a quarter century of operations. FNBC has launched its own Indigenous trust services company called FNB Trust. Suzanne Trottier, the vice-president of FNB Trust, said First Nations Bank of Canada had long ...

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Sask. First Nation to be part owner of Keystone XL pipeline

By Evan Radford, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A Saskatchewan First Nation in Treaty 4 territory has signed on to be part-owner of TC Energy’s yet-to-be-completed, long-contested Keystone XL pipeline, more than 160 kilometres of which are to pass through the southwest corner of the province. The Nekaneet Cree Nation, west ...

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Manitoba government and Metis federation battling over moose hunt restrictions

Manitoba government and Metis federation battling over moose hunt restrictions WINNIPEG-The Manitoba government and the Manitoba Metis Federation appear headed to a showdown over moose hunting. The government says because of an ongoing low moose population, it is cancelling a temporary moose hunt that was planned for this fall in ...

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Dakota Dunes Resort and Casino opening bets on local tourism 

By Nick Pearce Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Whitecap Dakota First Nation (WDFN) has wagered on a resort and casino in an uncertain tourism economy. The $38 million Dakota Dunes Resort and Casino opened on Thursday, touting 155 rooms and large meeting areas that likely won’t reach full capacity until the ...

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Individuals employed by Indigenous employers feel valued, are satisfied, have a positive work life balance, report finds

By Shari Narine, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter “In the COVID-19 world the needs are greater,” said Roberta Jamieson, president of Indspire, an Indigenous national charity that supports students, primarily financially, to obtain higher education. Due to the coronavirus pandemic causing a slow down in the national economy, Indigenous students were ...

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Public Company Board See Few Visible Minorities, Indigenous People or people with Disabilities

Few visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities largely absent from public company boards, but women continue their slow advance TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2020-PRESS RELEASE-  – Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s sixth annual report on diversity disclosure practices of TSX-listed companies and Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) corporations shows ...

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Chiefs approve motion to create National Marine Conservation Area 

By Dariya Baiguzhiyeva, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter TIMMINS-Mushkegowuk Council is working on protecting the marine ecosystems in western James Bay and Hudson Bay. Mushkegowuk chiefs have approved a motion to have nation-to-nation talks with the federal government about establishing a National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA). “Through this initiative, we will ...

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