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Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics

Indigenous groups welcome Biden-Trudeau nature conservation roadmap

Indigenous groups in Canada are welcoming plans by Ottawa and Washington to partner with Indigenous Nations across Canada and the United States to meet their climate change goals and protect nature. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden »

Indigenous, Politics

Auditor general faults Ottawa for water crisis in Indigenous communities

Canada’s auditor general says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has failed to honour its 2015 pledge to eliminate long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities and provide them with access to safe drinking water. The Liberals had committed during »

Health, Indigenous, Politics

COVID-19 cases declining in Indigenous communities: minister

COVID-19 infections continue to decline in Indigenous communities across Canada even as the federal government is bracing for outbreaks of more contageous variants of concern, Indigenous Services Marc Miller said Wednesday. Speaking at a media briefing in Ottawa, Miller said »

Health, Indigenous

COVID-19 vaccines have reached 27% of adult Indigenous population: minister

Health authorities in Canada have distributed more than 83,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in over 400 First Nations, Inuit and northern communities, reaching 27 per cent of the Indigenous adult population, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said Wednesday. Speaking at a »

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Edmonton’s mayor wants inquiry after homeless group cast from transit station

The mayor of Edmonton wants some answers about just what happened Sunday night when a group of about a dozen homeless people was thrown out of the Central Station of the city’s Light Rail Transit system–into freezing cold temperatures. Don »

Economy, Indigenous

Arctic Tourism and the Pandemic #4 Policy Making in the Pandemic

We talk policy making during the pandemic with Yukon’s Tourism Minister Jeanie McLean.

Health, Indigenous, Politics

Feds give $2M for Indigenous program fighting racism in healthcare

The federal government is allocating $2 million to two Indigenous organizations in Quebec to help them in their fight against systemic racism faced by First Nation communities in the provincial health system, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller announced Wednesday. The »

Economy, Indigenous

Arctic Tourism and the Pandemic #3 A northern town tries the staycation

Peter Magill, the Tourism & Economic Development Coordinator in Hay River in Canada’s Northwest Territories, talks us through the town’s ‘Haycation’ campaign and what other communities might learn from its experience.

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Arctic mine expansion protests spread throughout Nunavut

Protests by Indigenous activists in Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut against plans to expand production at the Mary River Mine have disrupted operations at one of the world’s richest and northernmost iron ore deposits, according to the company operating the »

Economy, Indigenous

Arctic Tourism and the Pandemic #2 It’s a scary situation we’re living in today

George Angohiatok, head of Cambridge Bay’s Ekaluktutiak Hunters & Trappers Organization in Nunavut talks about the economic consequences of the tourism shutdown on hunters and how the community is pulling together to get each other through the pandemic.