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Arctic communities will need help to deal with climate change – CBC

Dec 15, 2015 ‘We are basically developing communities same as those in third world countries,’ says Okalik Eegeesiak Following the signing of a global pact to fight climate change over the weekend, Inuit leaders and Nunavut politicians are pointing out that Arctic communities, like developing countries, are going to need help to reduce their emissions […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015176 Views

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Public consultation on Thaidene Nene National Park – Northern Journal

December 14, 2015 As proponents behind the Thaidene Nene National Park reserve continue to push for the establishment of a protection on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, it seems that some users are most concerned about what limitations the park may put on recreational activities in the area. At a public consultation meeting […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015144 Views

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TRC report: 5 stories of residential school escapees who died – CBC

Accounts of ill-fated escapes contained in final report of TRC Dec 14, 2015 The final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada was released Monday and reveals in chilling detail the horrors of the residential school system. Within its over 3,700 pages are stories of children forcibly separated from their families, communities, language […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015148 Views

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Inuvik tests for wind power feasibility on the road away from fossil fuels – Northern Journal

December 14, 2015 As Santa makes his descent from the North Pole this year, he might notice a new red light hanging high in the sky just outside of Inuvik – and it isn’t Rudolph’s nose. Earlier this month a new 60-metre wind tower was installed near High Point hill, 13 kilometres outside of the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015135 Views

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes 94 recommendations – CBC

Dec 14, 2015 Commission urges all levels of government to work together to implement recommendations The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is making public on Tuesday its final report into the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system. The final report, obtained by CBC News a day before its official release, is a detailed account […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015111 Views

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Some statistics on indigenous Canadians – Ottawa Citzen

December 14, 2015 The Truth and Reconciliation final report includes statistics comparing Canada’s Aboriginal people to the general population in five key areas: Child welfare – A 2013 Statistics Canada survey found 14,225 aboriginal children under the age of 14 were in foster care, representing 3.6 per cent of all aboriginal children under the age […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015102 Views

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report points to ‘growing crisis’ for indigenous youth – CBC

Dec 14, 2015 Indigenous youth are overrepresented in Canada’s prisons and child-welfare system The Truth and Reconciliation Commission will make public on Tuesday its final report documenting the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system, raising serious concerns for current and future generations of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children. The final report, titled […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201574 Views

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Residential schools to blame for problems plaguing aboriginals: Truth and Reconciliation Commission – National Post

December 14, 2015 Modern-day Canada is perpetuating the mistakes that led to the creation of the often-abusive aboriginal residential schools more than a century ago by policies that still harm indigenous people, an exhaustive new report has concluded. The warning comes in the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to be released Tuesday. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201592 Views

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Northerners join Paris invasion at COP21 forum – Northern Journal

December 14, 2015 There are many ways to handle losing an election, but hopping aboard a plane to attend a large, international forum on climate change is probably one of the less likely coping mechanisms. This was Herbert Nakimayak’s plan. If he had not been elected as the new MLA of Nunakput his “consolation prize” […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201588 Views

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Report recommends more controls on Nunavut cruise ship tourists – Nunatsiaq News

December 14, 2015 Hotel operators reject star system for measuring hotel quality Nunavut communities and the tourism industry want new tourism legislation to maximize the economic benefits of tourism, says a report done for the Government of Nunavut. The report was submitted in advance of changes to the Travel and Tourism Act that Nunavut’s department […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015137 Views

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