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First Nations, first-hand art: a look at Yukon artists rebuilding their culture – CBC

Jennifer Liu takes a holistic view of arts and culture through the First Nations lens in the Yukon Jun 27, 2019 Author’s note: This project was assembled as a significant part of my Master of Journalism program at Carleton University. It’s a commemoration of eight weeks of fieldwork — and immersive fun — among Yukon […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201940 Views

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New Indigenous languages law does not protect Inuit languages, leaders say – CBC

Group of academics, advocates urge federal gov’t to grant Inuktut equal standing in Nunavut Jun 27, 2019 Inuit leaders are calling on the Canadian government to make a real commitment to protect Inuit languages, saying the recently passed Indigenous Languages Act does not really do the job. The Indigenous Languages Act, formerly known as Bill […]

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Inuit org slams recently passed federal Indigenous languages bill – Nunatsiaq News

26 June, 2019 Liberal government rejects most of the Senate’s amendments The Liberal government’s Indigenous Languages Act, Bill C-91, which received royal assent on June 21 after completing its journey through the Senate on June 20, is merely a “symbolic gesture” that does not meet the demands of Inuit, says Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. NTI and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201949 Views

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Government of Nunavut touts its long-awaited, revised Corrections Act – Nunatsiaq News

26 June, 2019 “It has made for a better bill for the inmate population” The Government of Nunavut says its new corrections legislation is more transparent, Inuit-focused and responsive to the needs of inmates in the territory. Bill 1, Nunavut’s Corrections Act, received assent earlier this month. One of the main pieces of the legislation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201939 Views

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Lutselk’e launches community search to recover two missing travellers – CBC

‘We’ve still got loved ones that are still out there missing,’ says Lutsel k’e Dene First Nation chief Jun 26, 2019 People from Lutselk’e, N.W.T., are combing the icy waters and shores of Great Slave Lake by boat this week, searching for two young people who went missing in May, hopefully bringing closure to their […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201935 Views

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Former Nunavut premiers weigh in on ‘premier election’ debate – CBC

Peter Taptuna says Nunavut isn’t ready, while Eva Aariak says it’s time to talk about it Jun 26, 2019 Former Nunavut premiers Eva Aariak and Peter Taptuna are weighing in on the debate on whether Nunavummiut should elect their own premier. The debate ignited across the territory earlier this month when Aggu MLA, and former […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201938 Views

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NWT RCMP looking to recruit Northerners – Northern News Services

June 25, 2019 NWT RCMP is looking to recruit more Northerners. In a joint effort with the Community and Aboriginal Policing Unit, Mounties north of 60 are hoping to attract more NWT residents, one of the force’s “main recruiting goals,” according to a news release issued late last week. “A career with the RCMP offers […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201939 Views

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Nunavut judge rejects luxury outfitter’s constitutional challenge – Nunatsiaq News

25 June, 2019 Licensing requirement no threat to Inuit activities, court finds An Ontario-based luxury tour operator facing four charges under the Nunavut Wildlife Act has lost a bid to get the charges tossed out on the grounds that the law they’re accused of breaking infringes on Inuit hunting rights and violates the constitution. Justice […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201936 Views

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Government of Nunavut settlement payments, by the numbers – Nunatsiaq News

25 June, 2019 The Government of Nunavut has paid nearly $369,000 in damages to employees over the last six fiscal years, according to information obtained by Nunatsiaq News. The largest total payments ($130,640), single payment ($74,643) and average payment ($32,660) all belong to the same department: the Justice Department. The Finance Department provided the data […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201938 Views

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Lack of consultation stalls Athabasca Dene land-claim agreement, says Yellowknives Dene Chief – CBC

First Nation took concerns to Crown because Athabasca Denesuline wouldn’t negotiate ‘chief-to-chief’ Jun 25, 2019 Some Akaitcho First Nations leaders says a group of First Nations in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan have not done enough consultation before settling a land claim on a large swath of land in southeast Northwest Territories. Yellowknives Dene First Nation’s […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201940 Views

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