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Feds add $204M for anti pandemic measures in Indigenous communities and institutions 

By Maan Alhmidi THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa will spend an additional $204 million targeted at child care, education and infrastructure to help Indigenous communities fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Trudeau says the government is spending $120 million to support early learning and child-care facilities in First ...

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‘Blacklisted:’ Nova Scotia First Nation pulls commercial lobster boats from the water

By Michael MacDonald THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX-Potential sales have cost the band more than $1.5 million. Mike Sack, chief of the Sipekne’katik First Nation, issued a statement today saying the band has also been blacklisted by lobster buyers. “The (non-Indigenous) commercial fishery has systematically boxed us out of the market,” ...

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For working Santas, it won’t be a green Christmas as parades, other paid gigs dry up

 Will there be a Christmas without Santas? By Christopher Reynolds THE CANADIAN PRESS George McKay belts out a hearty “ho ho ho” as he makes the rounds at a weekend farmers market in Brampton, Ont. Wearing full Santa garb, from tasselled hat to silver bells and with an all-real white ...

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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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