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  • Brantford’s new Mayor inherits old issues

    Brantford’s new Mayor inherits old issues

    BRANTFORD — After his decisive victory over long sitting mayor, Chris Friel, Brantford has a new mayor. But as far as Six Nations is concerned, will it be just, “here comes the new boss — same as the old boss.” That is a question that only time will tell. However, newly sworn in Mayor Kevin

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  • Abusive off duty Thunder Bay cop caught on iPhone

    Abusive off duty Thunder Bay cop caught on iPhone

    Thunder Bay — At 7:25 pm, eastern time, Saturday Dec. 1st, Thunder Bay OPP received a call to a disturbance involving a 17-year-old intoxicated female at a party on the city’s north side because someone was bleeding and needed medical attention.. A video of the incident shows a person strapped in a gurney being hollered

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  • Six Nations Slam a huge hit

    Six Nations Slam a huge hit

    SIX NATIONS — The doors to the Gathering Place by the Grand had tons of Pro-Wrestling fans lined up an waiting outside for the Six Nations Slam to begin as the nights main event last Friday evening. The evening brought together some of the best wrestling talent in Ontario and beyond as the likes of

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  • Atlantic First Nations urged to ‘work together’ to achieve self determination

    Atlantic First Nations urged to ‘work together’ to achieve self determination

    HALIFAX _ Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada need to work together to achieve self-determination, a former grand chief of the Council of Yukon First Nations said as a summit on self-governance wrapped up in Halifax Thursday. Ruth Massie said collaboration between communities and the participation of all Indigenous Peoples is critical as First Nations work

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  • 20 year promise honoured as B.C. pledges gaming revenue share for First Nations (First-Nations)

    20 year promise honoured as B.C. pledges gaming revenue share for First Nations (First-Nations)

    VANCOUVER _ The British Columbia government has pledged to share some of the pie and more of the power with Indigenous communities across the province. All B.C. First Nations will receive a share of provincial gaming revenues, Premier John Horgan announced Thursday as he opened the annual gathering between B.C.’s cabinet and First Nations leaders.

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  • Feds to introduce co developed legislation on Indigenous child services in 2019

    Feds to introduce co developed legislation on Indigenous child services in 2019

    OTTAWA _ Indigenous leaders expressed optimism Friday that the federal government is finally trying to fix a child-welfare system that has become Canada’s modern version of residential schools. Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott intends to introduce legislation early in the new year that would enshrine principles for Indigenous child welfare into federal law, she announced,

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  • Commons to provide translation for MPs speaking Indigenous languages

    Commons to provide translation for MPs speaking Indigenous languages

    OTTAWA _ When Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette gave a speech last year entirely in Cree, hardly any of his fellow parliamentarians in the House of Commons understood a word he said. That’s because Commons rules recognized only French and English as languages deserving of simultaneous translation. But no more. Members of Parliament from all parties

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  • First Nations voters flipped 22 ridings in 2015 and ready to do it again: chief

    First Nations voters flipped 22 ridings in 2015 and ready to do it again: chief

    OTTAWA _ Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde has a pointed message for federal politicians: Listen to First Nations priorities, or else. Bellegarde says First Nations voters were responsible for flipping 22 ridings in the 2015 federal election and candidates in next year’s election had better attend to First Nations’ needs and demands.

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  • Indigenous protected areas are the next generation of conservation

    Indigenous protected areas are the next generation of conservation

    This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Courtney Mason, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities, Thompson Rivers University The Horn Plateau, with its myriad of

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  • Indigenous knowledge is the solution to Canada’s health inequities

    Indigenous knowledge is the solution to Canada’s health inequities

    This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Debbie Martin, Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair, Indigenous Peoples’ Health and Well-being, Dalhousie University It is no secret there are stark differences between

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