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New program to train Indigenous Nova Scotians for cannabis careers – CBC

The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre forges link with production company Feb 22, 2019 The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax is partnering with one of the province’s first licensed pot producers as…

Wilson-Raybould battled Bennett, other ministers over Indigenous rights framework – CBC

Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick denied Globe and Mail report he rebuked Wilson-Raybould over speeches Feb 22, 2019 The federal government’s top bureaucrat revealed Thursday that Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former Justice…

Commentary: Partnerships with First Nations key to Canada’s mining resurgence – The Northern Miner

If you are reading this on a cell phone or a computer, you have fueled the demand for the dozens of minerals that go into those devices. Copper, nickel, zinc,…

New report explores impacts of oil industry on Indigenous workers and families – Toronto Star

Feb. 21, 2019 EDMONTON—Indigenous workers in the energy industry experience many of the same stresses as other oil and gas workers, but a strong connection to extended family has helped…

What we learned from Canada’s top bureaucrat about the SNC-Lavalin affair – CBC

‘There was no inappropriate pressure put on the minister — at any time,’ Michael Wernick told MPs Feb 22, 2019 Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick, Canada’s top bureaucrat, testified before the…

East-West Tie build will need workers – Northern Ontario Business

There’ll be a plethora of employment and business opportunities once ground is broken sometime this year to start construction on the East-West Tie. With the provincial government finally settling on…

CBU researchers receive grants to expand work in the field of Indigenous research – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Cape Breton University researchers have received Tri-Agency research grants to expand work in the field of Indigenous research. Stephen Augustine, associate vice-president, Indigenous Affairs & Unama’ki College,…

First nations get win in ongoing legal battle with RioTinto Alcan – Prince George Citizen

February 20, 2019 The stakes have been upped in an ongoing legal battle between two north-central B.C. first nations and RioTinto Alcan over the diversion of water out of the…

‘I’m about to say goodbye’: Family of Kanina Sue Turtle made to wait two years before reading suicide letter – APTN News

February 20, 2019 Kanina Sue Turtle wrote down on paper what she could never say to her mother and father. She was sorry. And goodbye. “I will always love you…

Colin Plant: Why we should declare a climate emergency in the capital region – Times Colonist

February 21, 2019 Last week, the Capital Regional District unanimously passed its 2019-22 strategic plan. Four main focus areas have emerged as collective goals: Livability (transportation and housing), First Nations…

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