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On World Water Day, AFN National Chief Stands with Yukon First Nations at Supreme Court

On World Water Day, AFN National Chief Stands with Yukon First Nations at Supreme Court March 22, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today spoke on the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada to mark World Water Day and to support the Yukon First Nations who are […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 20176 Views

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After a decade of consultations Nunavut’s land use plan moves into final hearings – CBC

A final plan is expected in 2018 Mar 22, 2017 The final round of public hearings on Nunavut’s land use plan begin this morning in Iqaluit. The plan will lay out what parts of the territory are open for exploration and resource development, and what areas are protected. It will provide “certainty” to Nunavummiut about […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20175 Views

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First of three Regional Public Hearings on Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan delayed by one day due to weather

“Hearings signal one step closer to plan becoming a reality” Iqaluit, March 20, 2017. The first of the Nunavut Planning Commission’s regional public hearing in the Qikiqtani region is now scheduled to begin Wednesday March 22nd. Commission Chair Andrew Nakashuk says he’s hopeful the plan that emerges from these hearings properly balances the current and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 20179 Views

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Public Information Session on the Development of Lands Along Federal Road – City of Iqaluit

MARCH 20, 2017 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – The City of Iqaluit and Qikiqtaaluk Business Development Corporation are collaborating on a neighbourhood plan in the Federal Road area. The study area covers some new development lands between Federal Road and the Plateau. The first stage in the planning process is to analyze opportunities and constraints and consider […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 20176 Views

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Peel watershed dispute before Supreme Court of Canada this week – CBC

‘It’s been a long trail,’ said Roberta Joseph, chief of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation Mar 20, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case this week that will shape the future of a vast, pristine wilderness area in northern Yukon. The case will also mark the end of a five-year legal battle […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 20178 Views

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Protecting the Peel Watershed: Voice’s from Canada’s North

Mar 17 2017 MARCH 20 – 31, SAW Gallery Free admission to the exhibition and related events Opening reception: Wednesday, March 22nd 5-9pm 6pm: Public Presentation and Q&A from exhibition curators and featured individuals 7pm: Special Reception to mark the day’s Supreme Court hearing (Invite-only) The exhibition Protecting the Peel Watershed: Voices from Canada’s North […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 20177 Views

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Group hopes federal budget will launch Indigenous guardians’ network across Canada – CBC

Ottawa asked to provide $500 million; on-the-land employment for hundreds promised Mar 16, 2017 A national non-profit is hoping next week’s federal budget creates a network of Indigenous guardians across Canada. In October of last year, the Indigenous Leadership Initiative asked Ottawa for funding totalling $500 million over five years to set up the network. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201714 Views

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Pan-Territorial On-The-Land Summit Brings Together Land-Based Programming Experts to Focus on Community Wellness

DETTAH (March 14, 2017) – The Department of Health and Social Services, with support from Health Canada, is hosting a pan-territorial on-the-land summit to provide an opportunity for land-based programming experts to exchange best practices and discuss opportunities and challenges. The Summit is being held in Dettah from March 14 to 16, and will give […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201715 Views

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Nunavut land use plan final hearings coming to a regional centre near you – CBC

‘It’s closer to the communities in their specific regions and it makes sense’ Mar 10, 2017 The Nunavut Planning Commission has responded to concerns about its planned 10-day final hearing in Iqaluit. It’s now proposing three regional hearings on its final land use plan. “It’s a more focused approach. It’s a regional approach. It’s closer […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 201714 Views

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Bob McLeod: Progress in Negotiating Land, Resources and Self-government Agreements

February 28, 2017 Mr. Speaker, national interest in a new relationship with Indigenous people is at an all-time high across Canada. We welcome that interest, and we invite Canadians to look North for a successful model of how to do that. The Government of the Northwest Territories has decades of experience working in partnership with […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 201713 Views

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