Category: First Nations

First Nations Bank: $300 million in assets and growing

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
First Nations Bank: $300 million in assets and growing

First Nations Bank far more successful than federal program it replaced By Don Marks    There has always been this big bulge in Manitoba’s population graphs that reflects so-called baby boomers. During the 1960s most of the people in Canada were under 25, and now they are approaching old age and carrying their bulging numbers with […]

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Aboriginal women’s councils created by province to meet goals

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Aboriginal women’s councils created by province to meet goals

Aboriginal women’s councils expected to be “strong” voice for aboriginal concerns The creation of two new aboriginal women’s councils is being heralded by Premier Alison Redford as a way to help the economic and social aspirations of aboriginal women in Alberta. “We want aboriginal women to achieve their goals and seize opportunities in Alberta’s growing […]

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First Nations – Canada’s epic failure rooted in history

| October 12, 2013 | 3 Comments
First Nations – Canada’s epic failure rooted in history

Canadian First Nations isolated by governments, society By Mark Taliano   Canada’s relationship with First Nations peoples is a rapidly accelerating failure, borne of its contempt for international and national law, and an overarching moral weakness, outgrowths of its atrophied sense of self. Selective historical amnesia (and the rewriting of history) urges us to forget […]

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ALBERTA: A SPILL FILLED SUMMER:

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
ALBERTA: A SPILL FILLED SUMMER:

ALBERTA: A SPILL FILLED SUMMER: It’s been another spill-filled summer in the spill-prone province of Alberta. With Alberta averaging over 2-oil spills a day over the past 37 years, there are many spills that we don’t know about. However we do know about some and what we know is alarming. Here is a recap of just […]

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Vancouver celebrates Year of Reconciliation

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Vancouver celebrates Year of Reconciliation

Year of Reconciliation is about rebuilding relationships with the Aboriginal community The City of Vancouver is celebrating the world’s first Year of Reconciliation, starting on National Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2013, until June 20, 2014. On behalf of council, mayor Gregor Robertson presented the Year of Reconciliation proclamation to chief Dr. Robert Joseph, ambassador for Reconciliation […]

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CIBC announces $1 million for Aboriginal youth initiatives

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
CIBC announces $1 million for Aboriginal youth initiatives

Supporting Canada’s Aboriginal youth through sports and recreation Toronto’s Aboriginal youth and children will soon benefit from support programs courtesy of a $1 million investment by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). CIBC, a lead partner of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games (TO2015), announced the funding on National Aboriginal Day, June 21, as […]

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Aboriginal Peoples in Canada still face barriers to equality, report says

| June 19, 2013 | 1 Comment
Aboriginal Peoples in Canada still face barriers to equality, report says

Report outlines disadvantages faced by Aboriginal Peoples in Canada The Canadian Human Rights Commission released a new report that found Aboriginal Peoples in Canada continue to face barriers to equality. The report says that compared to non-aboriginal people, Aboriginal Peoples in Canada continue to experience “persistent conditions of disadvantage.” Some of the findings include that Aboriginal […]

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First Nations communities’ prosperity keyed to infrastructure projects

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
First Nations communities’ prosperity keyed to infrastructure projects

Housing remains a major problem for First Nations communities Building a strong economy for First Nations communities means developing housing and community infrastructure projects, according to a report by the Royal Bank of Canada. A Chosen Journey: RBC Aboriginal Partnership Report was released recently by RBC. “Housing remains a critical infrastructure issue for many First Nations […]

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Tahltan Nation mounts opposition to coal mine proposal

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Tahltan Nation mounts opposition to coal mine proposal

Tahltan Nation reminds BC premier of electoral promises The Central Council of Tahltan Nation is calling on BC Premier Christy Clark to fulfill her election promise to protect Northwest BC’s Sacred Headwaters of the Klappan. The announcement comes in the wake of the federal government’s approval to handover environmental assessment duties to BC’s Environmental Assessment […]

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First Nations partnerships with Canadian industry showing benefits

| April 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
First Nations partnerships with Canadian industry showing benefits

Corporations are discovering that First Nations are ready to do business By Frank Busch   Most, if not all, Canadian large-scale resource development projects are situated on or pass through the traditional territories of First Nations. In fact, in B.C., most of these territories remain subject to Aboriginal land claims. That fact was a recurring […]

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