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At UN, Inuit leader praises Canada for support of Indigenous declaration – NunatsiaqOnline

April 26, 2017 “An important step towards real change” Speaking at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, Okalik Eegeesiak, the president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, heaped big praise on Canada April 25 for its “unequivocal” support of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Eegeesiak followed Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 20173 Views

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Family of Whitehorse homicide victim ‘overwhelmed’ by community support – CBC

Relatives remember Sarah Mcintosh as kind and lovable, with ‘never anything bad to say about anyone’ Apr 26, 2017 Relatives of one of the women killed last week in Whitehorse say they’re “overwhelmed” by the support they’ve received from the community. “There’s been such an outpour of donations and love, and we thank everybody for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 20171 Views

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Nunavut airfield nominated for engineering history honour – NunatsiaqOnline

April 26, 2017 “Instrumental in shaping Canada’s North and the present day Nunavut territory” A group of engineers want to recognize Iqaluit’s airfield for the trailblazing ingenuity required to build it and its lasting impact on history and on northern infrastructure, in a government-backed pitch to label the airport as a historic site. The Cold […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 20171 Views

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Inside the history of Canada’s opioid crisis – Macleans.ca

Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse. How did we get here? April 25, 2017 TORONTO – Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse – involving both prescription and illicit forms of the potent narcotics – that shows no signs of abating and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20174 Views

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Panel to rule on QIA-Baffinland advance payments dispute by June 20 – NunatsiaqOnline

April 24, 2017 Inuit org alleges mining company owes them $8 to $9 million Following a hearing last week, an arbitration panel will decide by June 20 whether the Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. must cough up between $8 and $9 million in advance royalty payments that the Qikiqtani Inuit Association is demanding from them. That […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20177 Views

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Some quotes on the Canada U.S. softwood lumber dispute – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 25, 2017  A selection of quotes on the latest softwood-lumber dispute between Canada and the United States. ___ “The government of Canada strongly disagrees with (this) decision to impose an unfair and punitive duty. ”The accusations are baseless and unfounded.“ _ Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr. ___ “The Government of Canada will […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20177 Views

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GroundWire: April 24, 2017 – Media Co-op

Hands off Syria, Apprehension of Indigenous Children, CRTC hearing of Indigenous Radio Station Applicants This episode of GroundWire was produced on Anishinabe territory in Thunder Bay, ON part of the Robinson Superior Treaty, home of the Fort William First Nation Headlines The Worsening fentanyl Crisis in Vancouver’s downtown Eastside | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah with files from […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 20177 Views

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No arrests following apparent double homicide in Whitehorse – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 24, 2017  WHITEHORSE – Two women have been identified as the victims of an apparent double homicide in Whitehorse. Insp. Archie Thompson, the officer in charge of the Whitehorse RCMP detachment, says the bodies of the women were found last Wednesday as officers were called to a home in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 20176 Views

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Yukon close to expanding role of pharmacists, finally catching up to provinces – CBC

Apr 24, 2017 Under draft regulations, pharmacists could extend prescription refills, substitute generic drugs It may soon be easier for Yukoners to get prescription drug refills, thanks to proposed regulations that would expand the role of pharmacists. Yukon is seeking feedback on draft pharmacist legislation, which gives pharmacists the authority to carry out certain tasks […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 20177 Views

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Building future wealth for First Nations – Canadian Lawyer

April 24, 2017 Howard Morry has been associated with First Nations work since the 1980s in the early days of his career. Often, he was focused on economic development projects and occasionally observing the obstacles First Nations faced in trying to grow their economic base. Over time, as a tax lawyer working with First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 20177 Views

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