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Feds respond to NTI’s discovered language snub: ‘Not reflective of the current Government of Canada’s priorities’ – Northern News Services

December 11, 2019 Following Nunavut Tunngavik’s discovery of a historic, secret federal cabinet document that instructed Canada’s negotiators not to make guarantees for use of the Inuit language in Nunavut, Ottawa is insisting that that 1990 document is “not reflective of the current Government of Canada’s priorities.” “The Government of Canada is committed to renewing […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20193 Views

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One tiny book contains a big piece of Inuit history – Nunatsiaq News

11 December 2019 Published around 1856, the slender volume contains the first printed use of syllabics to represent Inuktitut Tucked away in the storage vaults of Library and Archives Canada’s Preservation Centre is a book that, despite being just eight pages long, is an important milestone in Inuit history. It’s not the contents that are […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20196 Views

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Warming is transforming the Arctic, says NOAA’s Arctic Report Card – Nunatsiaq News

11 December 2019 “The Arctic marine ecosystem and the communities that depend upon it continue to experience unprecedented changes” The Arctic remains the place to see some of the most dramatic impacts of climate change, according to the annual report card on the region released on Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “The […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20197 Views

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City approves 1.6% tax hike, sunsets Indigenous relations advisor job – CBC

‘If we don’t transform these systems, racism will continue to flourish in Yellowknife,’ says advocate Dec 10, 2019 The city of Yellowknife’s budget for next year raises the property tax rate by 1.63 per cent — far from the 8.5 per cent jump city officials initially pitched. The 2020-2021 budget comes in at an estimated […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201910 Views

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Decades old cabinet document surface saying Nunavut wouldn’t get full language rights – APTN

December 9, 2019 The president of Nunavut Tungavik Inc. (NTI) says that a recently uncovered cabinet document from the Brian Mulroney administration shows that the federal government sought to block Inuktitut from being the working language of Nunavut even as the deal for the new territory was being cut. NTI obtained the documents through an […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 20196 Views

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Rare earths project open to Indigenous partners – Northern News Services

December 10, 2019 The door is open to Indigenous groups to become part-owners of the Nechalacho rare earths deposit. That’s the word from Geoff Atkins, managing director of Australian-based Vital Metals, which made its final payment in October to complete a $5-million purchase of the upper portion of the Nechalacho rare earths deposit, 100 km […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 20198 Views

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Inuit org uses 30-year-old document to allege Ottawa “blocked” language rights – Nunatsiaq News

9 December 2019 NTI says Ottawa used Nunavut land claims deal to suppress Inuktitut Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is marking the end of the International Year of Indigenous Languages by releasing a 30-year-old federal cabinet document that they allege “blocked use of Inuktitut in government services in the territory.” In the document, prepared on March 13, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 201913 Views

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Indigenous government and the future of the GNWT – Northern News Services

December 9, 2019 The self in self-government refers to the people in distinct and autonomous communities who have been waiting for their treaty rights to mature like a long-term savings bond. The governing has to come from somewhere else. It’s why progress toward the ideal for Indigenous governments from the Dehcho to the Beaufort becomes […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 201925 Views

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Liberals promise to table UNDRIP law within one year – Nunatsiaq News

6 December 2019 National Inuit organization “encouraged” by some throne speech promises Within the first year of its mandate, Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government will introduce a law to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the government said in yesterday’s throne speech. That proposed new law—promised in a section of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201913 Views

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I’ve never mismanaged anything’: Wrigley chief defends record amid ousting attempt – CBC

Chief Maurice Moses says he’s not prepared to step down following community move to oust him Dec 05, 2019 The chief of the Pehdzeh Ki First Nation in Wrigley, N.W.T., says he won’t be stepping down as members of his community call for his resignation. This is the latest development after 34 people attended a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201915 Views

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