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Judge rules against Eklutna tribe’s game hall near Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)-A U.S. District Court judge has ruled against plans by the Native Village of Eklutna to build a tribal gaming hall about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of downtown Anchorage. The tribe had intended to offer pull-tabs, bingo and lotteries at the site, the Anchorage Daily News reported. ...

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Right To Play Canada Announces New Canadian Advisory Board Leadership Positions

Toronto, Ontario, Sept.  16, 2021 – Right To Play Canada is delighted to announce the appointment of new leadership to its Canadian Advisory Board (CAB).  Jake Lawrence, Group Head and CEO, Global Banking and Markets at Scotiabank will serve as incoming CAB Chair, joining Sean St. John and Ava Hill ...

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Tesla builds 1st store on tribal land, dodges state car laws 

By Cedar Attanasio THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NAMBE, N.M. (AP)-Carmaker Tesla has opened a store and repair shop on Native American land for the first time, marking a new approach to its yearslong fight to sell cars directly to consumers and cut car dealerships out of the process. The white-walled, silver-lettered ...

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TC Energy sells remaining 15 per cent stake in Northern Courier Pipeline

CALGARY-TC Energy Corp. says it has signed a deal to sell its remaining 15 per cent stake in the Northern Courier Pipeline to a partnership including Suncor Energy Inc. and eight Indigenous communities. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available.The Astisiy Limited Partnership includes the Athabasca Chipewyan First ...

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Woodstock, N.B. to observe the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation 

By Jim Dumville Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The town of Woodstock will observe the National Day of Truth and Recreation as a statutory holiday, and the mayor and deputy mayor urge the province to do the same. Following a committee of the whole session on Tuesday, Sept. 14, Mayor Art ...

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Dr. Jacqueline Marie Maurice Named CEO of the Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation

ORANGEVILLE, Ontario, Sept.  15, 2021  – The Board of Directors of the Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation has appointed Dr. Jacqueline Marie Maurice, an expert in social work and Indigenous child welfare and herself a Sixties Scoop Survivor, as the Foundation’s new Chief Executive Officer. “Dr. Maurice’s invaluable experience and perspectives ...

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TIFF honouree Alanis Obomsawin as prolific a filmmaker as ever at age 89 

By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO-For distinguished documentary maker Alanis Obomsawin, getting a career retrospective at the Toronto International Film Festival isn’t just about reflecting. True to her prolific career of 53 films over 54 years, the 89-year-old member of the Abenaki Nation says going through her archives has ...

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First Nation investment way to keep money in community: chamber speaker

By Jessica R. Durling  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter For entrepreneurs, First Nation investment opportunities are a way to keep business and money in the local economy, according to Sean Willy, Des Nedhe Group’s president and CEO. Willy gave a talk at the Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce virtual luncheon ...

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