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First Nations FilmsReconnecting With the Land Restores Teachers' Spirits - Gathered under sunny skies on the shore of Kawkawa Lake, two dozen teachers listened in rapt attention to the renowned Stó:lō historian and cultural advisor Naxaxalhts'i, Albert "Sonny" McHalsie, as he shared his deep knowledge of S'ólh Téméxw, the beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains within the unceded traditional territory of his people. http://www.firstnationsdrum.com/2019/10/reconnecting-with-the-land-restores-teachers-spirits-after-hard-emotional-labour/
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First Nations FilmsIndigenous Achievement in Global Export - Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business – Research. Indigenous-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are showing that they are highly adept at breaking into foreign markets, according to a new report jointly released by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and the Office of the Chief Economist of Global Affairs Canada (OCE-GAC) http://www.firstnationsdrum.com/2019/07/indigenous-achievement-in-global-export/
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First Nations FilmsAre elders being replaced by screens? A letter to my grandchildren - Dear grandchildren, Right up until I was about five or six years old, I went to residential school. We always went home to our grandma in the summertime. The world that I knew when I was a little kid, it was just like a picture-perfect world. Everybody had their responsibilities. In the past, the elders always had a central role in the family and in the community https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/letter-to-grandchildren-elders-screen-1.5344577
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First Nations FilmsFetal alcohol disorder advocate calls for inquiry into inmate's death - A Canadian advocate for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is calling for a public inquiry into a recent prison death. "There needs to be accountability in the justice system," said Michelle Stewart, a University of Regina associate professor who focuses on supporting people with FASD. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/fasd-death-hmp-inquiry-1.5357589
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First Nations FilmsFIRST NATIONS CONTINUE TO FIGHT TRANSMOUNTAIN PIPELINE - The court ordered Canada to redo consultation with First Nations, yet their "refreshed" consultation remained inadequate, if not worse. Tsleil-Waututh, along with 11 other parties including 8 First Nations, is once again challenging Canada's approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline. http://www.firstnationsdrum.com/2019/08/this-time-last-year-we-were-celebrating-our-victory-at-the-federal-court-of-appeal/
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First Nations FilmsFAMILIES CAN BEGIN TO HEAL WITH REMOVAL OF GENDER BIAS IN INDIAN ACT- Canada has updated the Indian Registration System to eliminate long-standing gender-based discrimination. With the remaining provisions of Bill S-3 coming into force. https://windspeaker.com/news/opinion/families-can-begin-heal-removal-gender-based-discrimination-indian-act
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First Nations FilmsMOHAWK GRAND CHIEF AND OKA MAYOR SHAKE HANDS - Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon and Oka Mayor Pascal Quevillon stood side-by-side today for the first time since tensions erupted between the two communities in July over a centuries-old land dispute. The leaders told reporters they have put their differences behind them. https://aptnnews.ca/2019/08/30/mohawk-grand-chief-and-oka-mayor-shake-hands-after-weeks-of-tension-in-land-dispute/
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First Nations FilmsANCIENT WAR TRAIL DESTROYED BY PIPELINE COMPANY - A pipeline company in B.C. has cleared an area of historical significance to the Wet’suwet’en Nation prior to completing mandatory provincial archaeological work near Kitimat. https://aptnnews.ca/2019/09/03/ancient-war-trail-destroyed-by-pipeline-company-says-wetsuweten-hereditary-chief/
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First Nations FilmsLAND BASED EDUCATION - for all is a tangible form of reconciliation, according to educators who teach those kinds of programs. The idea is to get school-aged kids on the land to learn practical skills that are also relevant to their education. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/land-based-education-more-than-a-trend-1.5156457
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First Nations FilmsINDIGENOUS HIGH SCHOOL COURSE NOT MANDATORY - Indigenous courses will not be a mandatory part of the high school curriculum in Ontario - a decision that has angered First Nations members. The Progressive Conservative government's decision reverses ... https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/first-nations-leaders-disappointed-indigenous-high-school-courses-not-mandatory-1.4432954
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First Nations FilmsABORIGINAL KIDS AT GREATER RISK OF INJURY AND DEATH ... "Indigenous children are dying at a disproportionate rate … and a lot of these injuries are preventable," University of Toronto researcher Anna Banerji said.Banerji's work shows that while...https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/07/study-says-aboriginal-kid_n_1863745.html?utm_hp_ref=ca-aboriginal-news
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First Nations FilmsPIPELINE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED THROUGH TERRITORIES ... Indigenous leaders are promising to continue the fight against Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion despite the prime minister's insistence that it will be built. ...https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/04/15/kinder-morgan-pipeline-first-nations-block-trans-mountain-indigenous_a_23411828/
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First Nations FilmsVIOLENCE AND ABORIGINAL WOMEN - Time For Change. Joshua Houle received a sentence of eight years for the stabbing and dismembering of Misty Ward over a year ago. The crime was a horrible act of violence in ...k">https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/darcie-cameron/misty-ward-joshua-houle-violence-women_b_2626106.html?utm_hp_ref=ca-aboriginal-n
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First Nations FilmsHEREDITARY CHIEFS AND ELECTED COUNCILS - The recent internal struggles between the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and elected council has many wondering: what powers rest with whom? The Wet'suwet'en nation is made up of five clans ...http://www.firstnationsdrum.com/author/emily-mccar
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First Nations FilmsINDIGENOUS LANGUAGES ... The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) welcomes Bill C-91 with optimism while emphasizing the importance of its joint implementation with First Nations authorities ... http://www.firstnationsdrum.com/2019/02/the-afnql-welcomes-bill-c-91-on-indigenous-languages/
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First Nations FilmsNATIVES "TAUGHT" TO FEEL INFERIOR ... Aboriginal people were and are being demeaned in schools and their culture and language taken away from them and they were and are being told that they are inferior, they are pagans, heathens and savages, unworthy of being ... https://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/teachings-about-aboriginals-simply-wrong-says-murray-sinclair
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First Nations FilmsCLEAN WATER FOR FIRST NATIONS ... Troubled waters in First Nations communities. The northern Ontario community of Kashechewan made headlines all over Canada in 2005, when its poor water quality and unsanitary conditions forced the evacuation of 1,000 of its residents ... https://canadians.org/fn-water
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First Nations FilmsEDUCATION SYSTEM FAILING NATIVES? ... Only 51 percent of Natives in the class of 2010 graduated high school. Native Hawaiians fare better, but still underperform compared to their peers -- as best we can tell from the limited data, anyway. These disparities ... https://www.usnews.com/education/high-schools/articles/2013/06/06/graduation-rates-dropping-among-native-american-students
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First Nations FilmsHOUSING PROBLEMS ... The social conditions of Indigenous peoples in Canada vary greatly according to place of residence, income level, family and cultural factors and classification (i.e., First Nations, Métis and Inuit).... http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/native-people-social-conditions/
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First Nations FilmsLAWMAKERS DO NOT HAVE TO CONSULT FIRST NATIONS ... Canada's lawmakers do not have a duty to consult with Indigenous people before introducing legislation that may affect Aboriginal and treaty rights, the Supreme Court ... https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tasker-indigenous-rights-cons#ultation-parliament-1.4858321
 
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