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Federal Court allows judicial review of Rocky Mountain coal mine denied by panel

By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS A Federal Court ruling Tuesday has thrown out a decision from federal Environmental Minister Steven Guilbeault denying a permit for an open-pit coal mine in the Alberta Rockies. The ruling, which comes in response to two Alberta First Nations, will force Guilbeault to revisit ...

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Manitoba man who was switched at birth receives Metis citizenship

WINNIPEG- A Manitoba man who was switched at birth and raised without being aware of his Indigenous heritage for more than 60 years says he feels a sense of belonging after receiving his Metis citizenship. “My identity is something I lost a long time ago,” Edward Ambrose said in a ...

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 First Nations call on feds to oppose nuclear waste disposal site near Ottawa River

OTTAWA-First Nations leaders are calling on the federal government to oppose a nuclear waste disposal site near the Ottawa River that they say threatens drinking water and their rights. Last month, a federal regulator approved a proposal from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to build a near-surface disposal facility for nuclear waste ...

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Indigenous ‘spend’ to be analyzed

By Sandi Krasowski  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter An analysis of the City of Thunder Bay is underway to explore how Indigenous spending supports the growth and development of the city as a regional service hub. A joint effort between the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), Fort William First ...

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Kahnawake Sovereign Wealth Fund closes Toronto Stock Exchange

 The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke, joined Robert Peterman, Chief Commercial Officer, Toronto Stock Exchange, to close the market and celebrate the Kahnawà:ke Sovereign Wealth Fund.

By Eve Cable Local Journalism Initiative Reporter As representatives of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) walked up the stairs of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) on Wednesday afternoon, they were greeted by a huge billboard that read “Welcome Mohawk Council of Kahnawake.” “For the longest time in our history, ...

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Residents concerned lobster facility threatens ‘trees, ocean and quiet’

By Andrew Bates  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The chief of a First Nation looking to build a contentious lobster holding facility in Chamcook Harbour asked a roomful of its potential neighbours to “make a partnership” for mutual benefit. Chief Allan Polchies of Sitansisk (St. Mary’s) First Nation spoke Monday night ...

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Canada lauds plans to search Prairie Green landfill

 By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs plans to search the Prairie Green landfill in Winnipeg for then remains of a pair of missing women were met with support and thanks by federal Crown-Indigenous Relations minister Gary Anandasangaree earlier this week. The plan, which the AMC ...

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