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Indigenous Peoples Must Not Be Left Behind upon Launch of Sustainable Development Agenda in September, Says Secretary-General at International Day Commemoration

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the event commemorating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, in New York today: I am pleased to be with you to celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year the United Nations is celebrating its seventieth anniversary and the decades of work […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2015122 Views

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2015

Statement of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz As we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People this 9th of August 2015, we look back into what has been achieved the past years and envisage what can be done for the future. Barely a year ago, in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 2015330 Views

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IACHR Calls on Member States to Guarantee the Right of Indigenous Peoples to Live in their Ancestral Lands

August 7, 2015 Washington, D.C. – On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, celebrated August 9, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urges the Member States to effectively guarantee the right of indigenous peoples to live in their ancestral territory and to be able to carry out their traditional subsistence activities and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 2015292 Views

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NTI Remains Opposed to EU Seal Skin Ban

(August 6, 2015 – Iqaluit, Nunavut)    Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President James Eetoolook today reiterated that NTI continues to oppose the European Union’s ban on Canadian seal skins. Eetoolook’s comments followed the announcement that the EU formally approved the Government of Nunavut’s certification program under the Indigenous Communities Exemption of the EU Seal Regime. “For the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2015308 Views

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Bobby Kadlun a Committed Negotiator

(August 4, 2015 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today paid tribute to Nunavut Land Claims Agreement negotiator Bobby Kadlun, who passed away over the weekend. Kadlun was described by people on both sides of the negotiating table as tenacious and fearless and steadfastly committed to Inuit and the land claims […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2015314 Views

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European Union approves exemption for Nunavut seal hunt

IQALUIT, Nunavut (July 31, 2015) – The European Union (EU) has formally approved the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) application to become a Recognized Body under the Indigenous Communities Exemption of the EU Seal Regime. This means that the GN will be able to certify that sealskins were harvested according to the rules of the exemption, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2015191 Views

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Signing of the Northwest Territory Métis Nation Land and Resources Agreement-in-Principle

Working together to advance reconciliation and strengthen relationships July 31, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Garry Bailey, President of the Northwest Territory Métis Nation, and the Honourable Bob McLeod, Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2015146 Views

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Government of Canada Congratulates the Government of Nunavut on Important Step to Securing Access to European Markets for Seal Products

The Government of Nunavut Is Formally Recognized Under EU Seal Regime July 31, 2015 Ottawa, Ontario -The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, today congratulated the Government of Nunavut […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2015160 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Says the 2015 Federal Election Must Be About “Closing the Gap” Between First Nations and Canada

  August 2, 2015 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Says the 2015 Federal Election Must Be About “Closing the Gap” Between First Nations and Canada (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today that the federal election, now underway, is an opportunity for all Canadians to help close […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2015245 Views

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NTI Comments on Infrastructure Announcement

(July 30, 2015 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today said the announcement of $63.7 million for an Iqaluit marine port and sealift facility is welcome news for Inuit in Iqaluit and all residents of Nunavut. Federal Min. Leona Aglukkaq made the announcement from her office in Iqaluit today. “NTI has actively […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 2015315 Views

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