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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, 20193 Views

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Gjoa Haven Liquor Plebiscite – December 9

The results of this plebiscite are as follows:  Number of Votes  Percentage of Votes Cast   YES 175 48%   NO 188 52%   Rejected 5   Total Valid Votes 363 100% Ballot question: “Are you in favour of replacing the current prohibition system in the Hamlet of Gjoa Haven and surrounding area with a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 20193 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, 201922 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, 201910 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, 201912 Views

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Government of Yukon and Yukon First Nations present shared priorities to Government of Canada

This is a joint news release with the Council of Yukon First Nations. Yukon Days meetings have concluded between the Government of Yukon, the Council of Yukon First Nations, several Yukon First Nations Chiefs and federal Ministers in Ottawa. This year’s trilateral meetings were an opportunity to present priorities shared by the Government of Yukon […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201912 Views

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NTI accuses feds of undermining Inuit language after obtaining ‘secret’ land claim cabinet document – Nunavut News

December 6, 2019 Land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) has uncovered a historic cabinet document that it claims is evidence that the Government of Canada sought to block the use of the Inuit language as the new territory was established. In the March 1990 federal government negotiations document, marked “secret” atop each page, there […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201915 Views

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The North sees little mention in federal throne speech – CBC

Federal throne speech kicks off new session of parliament; pushes climate change, reconciliation Dec 06, 2019 In a promise to fight climate change, “walk the road of reconciliation,” and to keep Canadians healthy, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette opened a new session of Parliament Thursday. But her 28-minute speech — written by the Prime Minister’s Office […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201910 Views

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NTI: Inuktut despite Mulroney Cabinet secret instructions to block its use

(December 5, 2019) NTI today released a damning 1990 Government of Canada cabinet document (secret for 20 years; obtained under Access to Information Act) which shows Prime Minister Mulroney and his cabinet knowingly and deliberately blocked use of Inuktitut in government services in the territory–singling out education and courts as two services for which government […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201914 Views

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Statement: Minister Kusugak congratulates new NAM president and board of directors

03 December 2019 Minister of Community and Government Services Lorne Kusugak today released the following statement: “I would like to congratulate Mayor Kenny Bell on his election as President of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities (NAM) and all the newly elected members of the NAM Board of Directors. I would also like to thank outgoing […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201912 Views

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