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Please sign up for Feb 14th March Volunteers on VolunteerSpot today!

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Please sign up for Tracey Maconachie Campaign on VolunteerSpot today!

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Re-indigenizing Public Spaces in Toronto

Healing the Land, healing our selves It's time for change--for Toronto, for our species. This is an emblematic opportunity, with an imperative to step up.  A huge opportunity has emerged to act on the understanding and insights we have gained through the “

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IPAC-NCR: Building Understanding of Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

IPAC-NCR is pleased to host this event focused on the role of public administration in promoting and developing a new relationship with Indigenous peoples as part of IPAC's National Year of Dialogue.  Joining us for an armchair discussion are:  Dr. Aaron F

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https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ipac-ncr-building-understanding-of-reconciliation-with-indigenous-peoples-tickets-29980420244

Beyond Missing and Murdered Women: Covering Indigenous Communities

In partnership with It's 2016: Has coverage of Indigenous issues shifted from niche media to the mainstream? In addition to several news organizations’ award-winning reportage on missing and murdered indigenous women, ground-level changes—such as the creat

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https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beyond-missing-and-murdered-women-covering-indigenous-communities-tickets-28166940076

UN body says Sioux must have say in pipeline project

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe must have a say with regard to a $3.8 billion oil pipeline that could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members, representatives of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indi

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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/635d13d28ee64f1c8421596e02d4f4f5/un-body-says-sioux-should-have-say-pipeline-project

Q&A: Minister Hajdu on gender equality, male feminists, our international reputation

Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu has returned from New York where she attended the 60th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Hajdu led a Canadian delegation of four federal cabinet ministers, five provincial cabinet ministers and a vari

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http://www.tbnewswatch.com/News/384983/Q-A:_Minister_Hajdu_on_gender_equality,_male_feminists,_our_international_reputation

COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF SITE C DAM

Note to Reader: I made this presentation on February 9th 2017 at a forum that was hosted by UVIC, Amnesty International, Sierra Club BC, Council of Canadian, Kairos BC. It was a 20 minute presentation so this article is a bit long.Introduction Sometimes it

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http://fnbc.info/blogs/judith-sayers/costs-and-consequences-site-c-dam

Remembering Arthur Manuel, irreplaceable advocate for Indigenous rights

Members of the Secwepemc Nation, Indigenous leaders, colleagues, and friends from across Canada came together at the community centre of the Adams Lake Indian Band in Chase, B.C., this weekend to honour the memory of a revered Indigenous leader and author.

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https://ricochet.media/en/1621/remembering-arthur-manuel-irreplaceable-advocate-for-indigenous-rights

Canada to reposition itself on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Canada is poised to embrace the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples — even as the federal government remains under fire for the dire conditions facing the troubled Attawapiskat First Nation. Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said

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http://ipolitics.ca/2016/05/09/canada-to-reposition-itself-on-un-declaration-on-rights-of-indigenous-peoples/

UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples ‘should not be scary’: Bennett

There’s nothing frightening about adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said Tuesday at the UN. Bennett earned a standing ovation from a UN forum in New Yor

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http://ipolitics.ca/2016/05/10/un-declaration-on-rights-of-indigenous-peoples-should-not-be-scary-bennett/

Indigenous Awareness/Introduction to The Medicine Wheel Training Toronto

Introduction to The Medicine Wheel  program provides participants with an introduction to Indigenous worldviews, philosophies and identities. The cultural, historical, societal, spiritual and psychological dimensions of pre-contact societies will be explor

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https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/indigenous-awarenessintroduction-to-the-medicine-wheel-training-toronto-tickets-24441446023

Canada Finally Adopts UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples But Some Are Skeptical | VICE News

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples recognizes language, identity, culture, health, education, as well as the right to free, prior and informed consent to development on Indigenous lands. It is a non-binding document.

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https://news.vice.com/article/canada-finally-endorses-un-declaration-on-indigenous-people

Canada’s Indigenous Nations Struggle for Balanced Relationship With the State

Canada’s justice minister told a meeting of political and indigenous leaders that Canada will adopt the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, but that it cannot be incorporated “word for word” into law. In an email interview, Niigaanwewidam

http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/trend-lines/19932/canada-s-indigenous-nations-struggle-for-balanced-relationship-with-the-state

Grassy Narrows takes watershed mercury poisoning to United Nations

GENEVA – Representatives from Grassy Narrows First Nation addressed an expert committee of the United Nations on Monday, calling on the international body to hold Canada accountable for failing to clean up mercury poisoning in the English River system.  Th

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http://www.tbnewswatch.com/News/383945/Grassy_Narrows_takes_watershed_mercury_poisioning_to_United_Nations

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples | United Nations For Indigenous Peoples

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly on 13 September 2007 The United Nations Declaration on the Rights

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https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples.html

Site C dam, Canada | Write for Rights 2016

Help stop the Site C dam on December 10! SIGN UP NOW for Write for Rights: http://writeathon.ca/register Indigenous peoples' rights must be respected! The Site C dam would flood more than 100 km of the Peace River valley, and destroy wildlife habitat, hist

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4huMgWME5k

Canada shifting position on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Canada is set to formally announce a shift in its position on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, CBC has learned, nearly a decade after the powerful statement of rights was first adopted by the UN.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/canada-shifting-position-un-declaration-indigenous-1.3571732

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