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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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  • Indigenous Panamanians compete in ancestral games

    Indigenous Panamanians compete in ancestral games

    PIRIATI, Panama _ Some brought bows and arrows to show off shooting skills. Others came to demonstrate their strength, endurance or ability to pull heavy ropes or to paddle small wooden dugout canoes. The women wore brightly hued dresses in red, orange, green and purple, with hand-embroidered details. Men stained their arms and faces with

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  • Call for withdrawal of ‘fundamentally flawed’ Quebec high school history texts (Que-History-Course-Flawe)

    Call for withdrawal of ‘fundamentally flawed’ Quebec high school history texts (Que-History-Course-Flawe)

    MONTREAL _ Quebec high school history textbooks are “fundamentally flawed” and should be removed from all schools across Quebec, an expert committee formed by the province’s largest English school board has concluded. Students in the Grade 9 and 10 Canadian and Quebec history classes are being taught a “skewed, one-sided view of the past that

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  • Inquest into fatal RCMP shooting hears that man pretended to reach for weapon (Sask-Whitstone-Inquest)

    Inquest into fatal RCMP shooting hears that man pretended to reach for weapon (Sask-Whitstone-Inquest)

    BATTLEFORD, Sask. _ A coroner’s inquest into a fatal shooting of a driver by RCMP in Saskatchewan has heard that a passenger in the vehicle told investigators the man wanted to die and pretended to reach for a weapon. Brydon Whitstone, 22, from Onion Lake Cree Nation, died after he was shot in October 2017

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  • Ducks hot in November, Dec

    Ducks hot in November, Dec

    ANAHEIM — It has been a hot winter for the Anaheim Ducks in since mid-November and so far in December. The latest two points came as a result of a thrilling four goal, come-from behind finish in Washington. The Ducks’ 6-5 win over last year’s Stanley Cup winners kept their hot streak going. Down 3-1

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  • World-wide growth of Creators Game

    World-wide growth of Creators Game

    SIX NATIONS — In the past three years, two new countries have joined the long and growing list of Nations around the world that are playing lacrosse as an organized sport. This year, the Philippines officially joined the world-wide fraternity of lacrosse. They are joining a fraternity that spans around the world. Porto Rico also

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  • Allegiant to Law of the Land

    Allegiant to Law of the Land

    In becoming a naturalized Canadian citizen you must recite the oath of citizenship, which some view as offensive to their values. In an attempt to get around the required pledge of allegiance to the Queen of Canada; Bar-Natan one of three people who challenged and formally rescinded the embedded Oath of Allegiance through court wherein

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