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Municipal Act amendments granted assent

December 10, 2015 WHITEHORSE—Amendments to the Municipal Act were granted assent today after they were passed last week in the Yukon Legislative Assembly. These changes give municipalities updated legislation and mark the completion of an extensive review process launched during the Our Towns, Our Future initiative. “The amendments to the act support healthy, sustainable Yukon […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2015254 Views

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Statement – We must not let discrimination go unchecked in our communities

“On International Human Rights Day, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), issues the following statement: “On International Human Rights Day, let’s not ignore the difficult truth: discrimination continues to exist in our own backyard. “Canadians have made it clear: human rights for all must be treated as a priority in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015248 Views

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Government of Yukon appoints new chair of Yukon Water Board

December 8, 2015 WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski has announced the appointment of Loralee Johnstone as the new chair of the Yukon Water Board. “Loralee Johnstone brings many years of experience working with industry as the YESAB manager in Mayo, and on the board of YESAB where she worked closely with First Nations and Yukon communities as […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015216 Views

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada After Delivering a Speech to the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly

8 December 2015 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement after delivering a speech today to the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau, Quebec. “There is no relationship more important to me – and to Canada – than the one with First Nations, the Métis Nation, and Inuit. “It is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015163 Views

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AFN Bulletin – December 3, 2015

AFN Executive Committee Meeting with Ministers – November 23-25, 2015  The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Executive Committee met last week in Ottawa.  Regional Chiefs and representatives from Elders, Women and Youth Councils met with two federal ministers and confirmed portfolio leads in priority areas. The Executive Committee met with Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2015257 Views

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AFN Executive Committee Meeting with Ministers – November 23-25, 2015

AFN Executive Committee Meeting with Ministers – November 23-25, 2015 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Executive Committee met last week in Ottawa.  Regional Chiefs and representatives from Elders, Women and Youth Councils met with two federal ministers and confirmed portfolio leads in priority areas. The Executive Committee met with Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2015413 Views

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Lubicon Lake Nation holds historic by-election: Cynthia Tomlinson first woman elected to traditional government

LITTLE BUFFALO, AB, Dec. 4, 2015 – On December 3, 2015 the Lubicon Lake Nation, led by Chief Bernard Ominayak and Council, held a by-election to fill a vacant Council seat. The seat was formerly held by the late Councillor Alphonse Ominayak, who passed away unexpectedly this summer. In a historic victory, Cynthia Tomlinson became […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 2015182 Views

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Terry Audla (National Inuit Leader) at Arctic Circle 2014, “Indigenous Voices from the Arctic”

Credits: Arctic Circle Secretariat Terry Audla, National Inuit Leader (Canada) and President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, addressed the 2014 Arctic Circle Assembly in the plenary session “Indigenous Voices of the Arctic” at Harpa Conference Center in Reykjavik, Iceland Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 2015333 Views

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External review report released in Iqaluit

IQALUIT, Nunavut (November 30, 2015) – A report titled “A Journey through Heartache” was publicly released in Iqaluit today by Minister of Health Paul Okalik, following a meeting with the parents of baby Makibi Timilak, during which he offered an apology to the family.“On behalf of the Government of Nunavut and the Department of Health, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2015355 Views

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Byelection date set for Netsilik

December 01, 2015 Byelection date set for Netsilik IQALUIT, Nunavut (December 1, 2015) – Nunavut’s executive council has set February 8, 2016, as the date for a byelection in the territorial constituency of Netsilik. The byelection is made necessary following the resignation of the former member for Netsilik on November 9, 2015. The Commissioner of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2015177 Views

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