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Decades of arsenic poisoning produced by Giant Mine has caused irreversible damage to Dene First Nation land – capitalcurrent.ca

After decades of arsenic pollution flowing from the now-closed Giant gold mine and poisoning the land of the Yellowknife Dene First Nation, negotiations continue with the federal government about compensation and reconciliation. The most recent round of talks happened on March 11. Afterwards the Crown-Indigenous Relations department issued the following statement: “In the spirit of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 202113 Views

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Government of Yukon withdraws lands from mineral staking in Dawson planning region

The Government of Yukon has withdrawn from mineral staking certain lands with high conservation value in the Dawson planning region. These withdrawals are temporary and may be changed after a full draft plan is submitted by the Dawson Regional Land Use Planning Commission, after which time the whole picture of the Dawson planning region can […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202121 Views

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IRC: Spring On the Land Support

The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) is offering on the land support to beneficiary households within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region who will be spending time at their camps during the spring. IRC recognizes the importance and health enhancement of spending this time and the upcoming season engaged in activities at your camps along with your families. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202131 Views

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Yukon First Nations say approving mineral exploration without a land use plan violates their rights – The Narwhal

Mar 1, 2021 Proposed Antimony Creek quartz exploration project would be on Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation and First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun territories, including culturally important areas Two Yukon First Nations are renewing calls for a regional land use plan to be completed before any new development on their traditional territories is considered, including […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 202130 Views

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GNWT is taking action against unauthorized occupancy of public land

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is committed to managing public land responsibly and recognizes that unauthorized occupancy – or “squatting” – is a long-standing land management issue across the NWT.  Today, Minister Shane Thompson announced the Department of Lands’ new approach to addressing unauthorized occupants and outlined steps the Department is taking to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202137 Views

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Dehcho First Nations launch 30-day on-the-land healing program – CBC

Communities leading their own programs is ‘empowering,’ says organizer Feb 04, 2021 As soon as Dehcho First Nations announced its 30-day land-based healing program, the calls started rolling in like never before. “I’ve heard from elders in the region that to be well, we have to go back to the land, and that’s what we’re […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202130 Views

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Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation celebrates action taken to protect Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit

Vuntut Gwitchin Government is celebrating the immediate action taken by President Biden to protect Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit (The Sacred Place Where Life Begins). Today, President Biden is signing an Executive Order which places a temporary moratorium on all oil and natural gas leasing activities in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This is an important […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202141 Views

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Statement of Chief Tizya-Tramm on Lease Sale of Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit

(Old Crow, Yukon, Canada – January 19, 2021) Today, the Trump Administration, on its final day in office, issued leases of Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit. It was disheartening to watch the opening and announcing of bids that were received earlier this month and I condemn today’s action of issuing leases of more than 400,000 acres […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202144 Views

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Local area planning process to start for the Łu Zil Män (Fish Lake) area

14/01/2021 The Government of Yukon and Kwanlin Dün First Nation are launching a local area planning process for the Łu Zil Män (Fish Lake) area. This process is initiated under Section 30 of Kwanlin Dün First Nation’s Self-Government Agreement, where two governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding in March 2020 to develop a local area […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 2021134 Views

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Is it time to divide the Baffin under the land claim? Jerry Natanine supports split – Northern News Services

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s Dec. 14 election for vice-president raised a thorny issue that has been simmering for years: the prospect of North Baffin communities forming their own regional Inuit association. Jerry Natanine, Clyde River mayor and close runner-up for the office of QIA vice-president, once again made it publicly known that he’s in favour […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 202042 Views

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