Category: First Nations

Phil Fontaine says First Nations partnering on resource projects

| June 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Phil Fontaine says First Nations partnering on resource projects

Phil Fontaine, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says attitudes shifting about resource development Phil Fontaine told an energy and environment roundtable in Calgary on Friday that he’s optimistic industry and First Nations can work together, though the acrimony surrounding high-profile projects like the Northern Gateway pipeline proposed by Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) may suggest […]

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First Nations and social enterprise good for business

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
First Nations and social enterprise good for business

First Nations take the long view – up to seven generations – when considering developments By Joni Avram   Various organizations are finding new ways to generate revenues by selling services that create simultaneous social and economic benefits. One such success story is Impact Society, a Calgary-based social enterprise partnering with corporations to build economic and […]

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Indian residential schools education credit controversial

| May 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
Indian residential schools education credit controversial

Some Indian residential schools survivors aren’t eligible for the credit and are upset Carla Robinson’s mother was sexually abused as a child attending two Indian residential schools in British Columbia, but her father dodged that system and encouraged both his daughter and her children to pursue higher education. The decades-old torment for her mother, however, […]

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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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