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The Kaska Dena Council – asking for $1.5B from Ottawa – doesn’t speak for us, First Nation says
By Nancy Thomson, CBC News, June 23, 2017
Members of the Ross River Dena Council are upset by a land claim proposal submitted recently on their behalf by the Kaska Dena Council (KDC).
The proposal asks for $1.5 billion from the federal government. That would include $500 million for the Ross River Dena Council, whose traditional territory encompasses 13 per cent of Yukon’s landmass. Read the rest of this entry
Nalcor expects consumers’ power bills will be double in 2022: ‘I knew this was a boondoggle’
By Marilyn Boone, CBC News, June 23, 2017
There has been another billion-dollar bump in the projected cost of the Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject in Labrador.
The new estimate is $12.7 billion, including financing and other expenses, according to a briefing Friday by the chief executive of Nalcor Energy, Stan Marshall. Read the rest of this entry
Rude comments spark identity crisis that took months to get over
By Regan Burden, CBC News, June 21, 2017
It was a beautiful summer day in downtown St. John’s; my friend was working a food truck and on my way to work, I’d often stop to say hello, maybe grab a poutine to eat on my way to work. Read the rest of this entry
by Shira Springer, WBUR News, June 21, 2017
Walking up crooked, dimly lit stairs, you wonder, “Is this the right place?” There’s sheet rock, an old toilet and a discarded vent pipe in the stairwell, but no signs for Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts.
After a couple flights, you hear music and follow it. You open the door to Level Ground and step into a big, bright, welcoming gym with music pulsing from a stereo, kids readying for class and the founder’s dog, Corn Chips, roaming around like he owns the place. Read the rest of this entry
Not sure who did the poster, but there it is…
“The executions of the Indians ought to convince the Red Man that the White Man governs” Prime Minister John A MacDonald.
Winnipeg’s Métis Friendship Centre battles with AIM over who sits on the board, and what they can wear
by Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais, APTN National News, June 15, 2017
Another election was held to create a new board for the embattled Métis Friendship Centre in Winnipeg Wednesday night.
The centre was incorporated nearly 60 years ago – but has been in the limelight lately because of allegations of mismanagement and infighting. Read the rest of this entry
by Andrew Weichel, CTV News, June 14, 2017
An aboriginal woman who claims her landlord tried to evict her for performing traditional smudging ceremonies in her Burnaby, B.C. home has filed a human rights complaint.
Crystal Smith of the Tsimshian and Haisla First Nations said she’s had problems with her landlord, Parminder Mohan, ever since he noticed her smudging at home with her children in March. Read the rest of this entry
Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto will get new radio stations, CRTC says
CBC News, June 14, 2017
Five Canadian cities will be home to new Indigenous radio stations, the CRTC has announced.