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Statement from Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke on National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2021 As minister of Indigenous and northern relations, I would like to acknowledge June 21 as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. Today I encourage all Manitobans to celebrate the unique and beautiful heritage, and diverse cultures of Indigenous peoples in our province and across the country. The traditions, history and teachings of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 20217 Views

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MMF: Canada one step closer to adoption of Bill C-15, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

June 18, 2021 Winnipeg, MB, in the Métis Nation Homeland – Bill C-15 has passed the third reading in the Senate, leaving Royal Assent as the final step in the bill becoming law. Bill C-15 requires the Government of Canada, in consultation and collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, to develop an action plan and align federal laws with The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202139 Views

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SCO Responds to New Supported Guardianship Program

June 18, 2021 ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) continues to be disappointed by Manitoba’s child and family services policies and programs, including yesterday’s announcement of a supported guardianship program for children in care. “The government is trying to make people believe they support keeping children within the family but […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202110 Views

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MMF: Equity from Manitoba Justice far from Reconciliation

June 17, 2021 Winnipeg, MB, in the Homeland of the Métis Nation – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is appalled that once again the Manitoba Government is avoiding respectful and reconciliatory nation-to-nation, government-to-government relationships with the Métis Nation. The provincial government — without any engagement with the MMF — recently announced the establishment of an […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202114 Views

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Province Announces Indigenous Elders Advisory Council to Support Goals of Reconciliation

June 17, 2021 The Manitoba government has established an Indigenous Elders Advisory Council to provide guidance in addressing the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system, Justice Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “Our government understands the urgent need to engage in conversations with Indigenous community leaders to face challenges like the overrepresentation of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 202113 Views

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Statement from SCO on Winnipeg Sun Columnist’s Hate Inducing Prose

June 15, 2021 ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is expressing grave disappointment in the editorial judgement of the Winnipeg Sun and its parent company Postmedia. “It’s one thing to produce provocative and controversial content in a news publication,” stated SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels. “To pen words that incite […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 202159 Views

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Winnipeg Sun Contributes to the Denial of the Atrocities Experienced by Indigenous Children Forced to Attend Residential Schools

Mr. Mark Hamm, Editor-in-Chief Winnipeg Sun 1700 Church Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2X 3A2 Re: Winnipeg Sun contributes to the denial of the atrocities experienced by Indigenous children who were forced to attend Canada’s residential schools Dear Mr. Hamm, As the Grand Chief of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc., a non-profit organization representing 26 Northern […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 202115 Views

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MKO: Funding to Address the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action #74-76 Re: Missing Children and Burial Grounds

The shocking news that remains of children were found in the area of the Kamloops Indian Residential School is once again a reminder of the trauma families, Survivors, and communities are experiencing because of the lasting impacts of residential schools. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting families, Survivors, and communities. Through our engagement […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 202117 Views

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Statement by Grand Chief Arlen Dumas on Bill C-5 (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation)

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) issues this statement in recognition of Bill C-5 achieving royal assent. Following the news of the discovery of the 215 children found on the Kamloops Indian Residential School grounds, Bill C-5 was expedited through third reading and unanimously passed in the Senate on its […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 202114 Views

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Crimes Against Humanity: MKO Grand Chief’s Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister of Justice

June 3, 2021 The Right Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 The Hon. David Lametti Minister of Justice and Attorney General 284 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8 Dear Prime Minister and Minister: Re: Discovery and Recovery of Remains of 215 Children […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 202113 Views

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