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Four officers, no weapons, no charges: A Yukon First Nation’s solution for keeping the peace – Globe and Mail

On a marble tabletop in Kwanlin Dun’s community safety office, Tyler O’Brien is chopping up roadkill deer. Dressed in all black and wearing a Kevlar vest with his wolf clan crest on the front, Mr. O’Brien, 20, is one of four community safety officers tasked with watching over members of this urban First Nation in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20193 Views

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Feeling loved at home: Yukon veteran honoured with Quilt of Valour – CBC

Doug Tizya, a member of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, did 2 tours in Afghanistan Jun 24, 2019 Retired Canadian Forces Cpl. Doug Tizya describes the suffering experienced by soldiers fighting the war in Afghanistan as “biblical.” Tizya, a member of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, did two tours in Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20195 Views

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ITK puts out call for midwifery assessment – Nunatsiaq News

24 June, 2019 Report should contain “regional-specific and national level recommendations” Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami plans to step into a health domain that is usually overseen by territorial and provincial governments: midwifery. An ITK request for proposals, which closed on June 20, is looking for a midwifery status assessment that will focus on assessing the “status, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20194 Views

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Inuvik’s Kyra McDonald hits the ice for APTN reality show – CBC

McDonald is one of the best hockey players in the North, now Canada can watch her play Jun 23, 2019 Most hockey fans in the North already know Kyra McDonald is one of the best in the Northwest Territories. She led the way for Team North at this year’s National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, scoring the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20198 Views

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Igloolik Inuit sue feds over medical experiments that they say saw them treated like “monkeys” – Nunatsiaq News

21 June, 2019 “It is hard to imagine a more invasive series of non-consensual, quasi-medical techniques performed on Canadian citizens” Five Inuit from Igloolik are suing the federal government for medical experiments, including painful skin grafts, conducted on them in the 1960s and 1970s. The claimants, who include a former premier of Nunavut and the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20194 Views

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Qikiqtani Inuit want to reopen benefits agreement with Baffinland – Nunatsiaq News

20 June, 2019 Magnitude of potential impacts revealed during technical meeting in Iqaluit The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s Levi Barnabas is calling for the reopening of the Inuit impact and benefit agreement for Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s Mary River iron mine. Barnabas, a director on QIA’s board, offered these parting words on Wednesday, June 19, during […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201912 Views

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News Roundup: Big Public Art Updates, Galleries on the Move and More – Canadian Art

A new public artwork commemorating the 1919 General Strike in Winnipeg is about to be unveiled, Edmonton’s Indigenous art park has won a prestigious international honour and a new public installation in Toronto honours missing and murdered Indigenous women. Read on for all the details There’s a new public artwork in Winnipeg dedicated to the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201911 Views

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Inuit values, inmate care, focus of new made-in-Nunavut Corrections Act – CBC

The new act replaces legislation taken from N.W.T.’s 1973 Corrections Act Jun 20, 2019 Nunavut’s new Corrections Act focuses on Inuit participation, mental health for inmates, and creates an independent oversight position for the care of inmates. The act received royal assent this month in the spring sitting of Nunavut’s Legislature, but none of it […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201912 Views

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Government lied about leaked education report, says Nunavut Teachers’ Association – CBC

Report, completed in October 2017, focused on Nunavut Teacher Education Program Jun 20, 2019 The president of the Nunavut Teachers’ Association says his organization was lied to when it comes to a leaked report on the Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP), saying they were told several times work on the report was still ongoing. John […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 20199 Views

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Dene First Nations slam feds over land and resource negotiations – CBC

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations says concerns raised by other Indigenous groups about the negotiations Jun 19, 2019 Leaders from five Dene First Nations in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan are slamming the federal government for suddenly backing away from a land and resource deal after concerns were raised with Indigenous groups in the Northwest Territories. “Prime […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201911 Views

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