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  • First Nations residents don’t trust water quality

    First Nations residents don’t trust water quality0

    OTTAWA — A new study shows First Nations people on reserves don’t trust the drinking water quality in their communities. The research was don’t by the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada and looked at hundreds of residents on reserves and compared them to people living in similar sized communities from other

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  • Lawyer with MMIW inquiry resigns, citing government interference

    Lawyer with MMIW inquiry resigns, citing government interference0

    VANCOUVER — A lawyer for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has announced he’s resigned, and in a statement cites government interference among his reasons. Breen Ouellette, who worked as a commission counsel for the inquiry at its Vancouver offices, posted online that he resigned on June 21. Breen, who

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  • First Nations poised to challenge Nova Scotia’s marijuana monopoly

    First Nations poised to challenge Nova Scotia’s marijuana monopoly0

    HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia First Nations appear poised to take on the province’s marijuana monopoly _ including one Mi’kmaq community that has enlisted Olympian Ross Rebagliati to roll out a “seed to sale” cannabis operation. Sipekne’katik First Nation in Indian Brook, N.S., has plans to grow cannabis and sell it directly to consumers, while Millbrook

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  • Jury acquits Peter Khill in the shooting death of Jonathan Styres

    Jury acquits Peter Khill in the shooting death of Jonathan Styres0

    SIX NATIONS — Frustration and emotions were running high in the indigenous community this week after a Hamilton jury acquitted Peter Khill of second degree murder in the shooting death of Jonathan Styres. Peter Khill, 28, admitted he killed Jon Styres on the morning of Feb. 4, 2016, but pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder,

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  • Pipeline purchase will up the federal deficit

    Pipeline purchase will up the federal deficit0

    OTTAWA — The purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline will add a significant amount to the federal deficit. A new study from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis says the purchase puts $6.5 billion in unplanned spending onto the 2018 fiscal year — adding nearly 40 percent to an already projected $18 billion

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  • Alberta government staff to take day course on Indigenous history, culture

    Alberta government staff to take day course on Indigenous history, culture0

    EDMONTON — A three-year program to help government staff better understand Indigenous culture and history is to start in Alberta next week. Richard Feehan, the Indigenous relations minister, said 27,000 provincial government employees will each attend a six-hour session that includes talks with elders, films and group exercises. The direct cost of the project is

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