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Internal federal government documents show Manitoba is one of the worst places for First Nations to live in Canada.
The regional updates obtained by The Canadian Press through Access to Information legislation show well over half of First Nations children in Manitoba grow up in poverty and have the lowest graduation rate in the country.
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The Dene Nation of the Northwest Territories recently held a territorial wide health conference when the Government announced of changes to the health authority, proposing to affect regional health authorities in the territory. This move undermines the Dene as Dene leaders felt proper consultations should have been lead by the Government of NWT.
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Kaska Dene Nation from BC, Yukon, and NWT is writing new resource law that attempts to give their nation more power when dealing with Industry. This new law will ensure the Kaska are in control as to how and where industry operates within their territory.
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Southern donations to the North to combat food insecurity is band aid solution. Requires systematic changes says local Inuit activist
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As the issues of food insecurity in the northern regions of Canada has caught the attention of the south, donations are flooding in to support local people to ease their high cost of living. However, local Inuit activist and Feeding Our Families organizer, Leesee Papatsie, states that it is nothing more than a band aid solution to a much larger and deeper problem that requires action from the government.
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The food security group Feeding My Family is calling for a one-day boycott of North West Company stores throughout the North at the end of January.
A recent report by Canada's auditor general on the Nutrition North program found the federal government doesn't require retailers to provide it with the information required to prove the subsidy is being passed on.
Leesee Papatsie has been leading protests against high food prices for two and a half years, so far via picket lines. Now she's changing tactics to a boycott.Read more
By: Steve Rennie - The Canadian Press (photo credit Sean Kilpatrick)
IQALUIT, Nunavut - Israel Mablick opens the door of his refrigerator and takes stock of its meagre offerings.
"This is all we have for food," he says, gesturing to the mostly empty shelves.
There is a small pot of leftover seal meat on the second shelf, next to a tub of margarine and a couple of slices of bread. There's juice, a bag of milk, some water and a carton of eggs, plus condiments and a small bag of shredded cheese.
In his freezer, there are a few bags of frozen vegetables next to a carton of Chapman's ice cream. Two cereal boxes — Corn Pops and Corn Flakes — are the only items in one of his cupboards.
"That's all we have," Mablick says, "and there's six kids."Read more
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Yukon's opposition politicians say the territorial government is being bull-headed by seeking an appeal of the Yukon Supreme Court decision on the Peel watershed plan.
Both NDP leader Liz Hanson and Liberal leader Sandy Silver are critical of the governing Yukon Party's decision to appeal a December ruling by the Yukon Supreme Court that effectively quashed the Yukon government's land use plan for the watershed.
The ruling found that the Yukon government’s modifications to the plan did not respect the land use planning process set out in the territory’s umbrella final agreement with First Nations. Premier Darrell Pasloski has said the ruling undermines the authority of the territorial government.Read more
The Northern Dene Trapper Alliance have been staying in trapper tents for the past 60 days, 10 km north of LaLoche, Saskatchewan along Hwy #955. They established the Camp on November 19, 2014 to show their grave concern over the amount of uranium and oilsands exploration that is taking place in their traditional trapping, hunting, and fishing areas. On November 22, 2014 they erected a checkpoint to prevent vehicles associated with this exploration from going through.Read more