VOICES is the newest way The Canadian Institute is making sure Indigenous, First Nations, and Aboriginal peoples of all walks of life have a voice in the economic development of our shared nation.
The cochair of the February 14th Women’s Memorial March committee has criticized the federal government’s consultation process in advance of a high-profile inquiry. Speaking at a news conference before today’s event in Vancouver, Fay Blaney said that her group is “still pressing for women’s groups to be heard” regarding the commission into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
A Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal of the National Energy Board’s approval for Enbridge to reverse the flow of the controversial Line 9 pipeline. However, the Supreme Cout of Canada has granted a First Nations group leave to appeal the decision of the lower court.
A Canadian indigenous law expert says First Nations self-government is long overdue and will benefit both the Crown and indigenous people in this country.
A session in the House of Commons on Wednesday saw criticism from both the New Democrats and the Tories against the Liberal party for their approach to aboriginal rights, as the Vancouver Sun reports. The Vancouver-based newspaper reported that the Liberal’s campaign promise to deal with aboriginal rights and title issues wasn’t well received in parliament.
“Welcome to the first issue of VOICES.
From our first to our most recent event, CI has been dedicated to creating content and facilitating relationship building for Indigenous communities and their supporters for over 15 years.
We want to continue that tradition with the launch of VOICES. Our goal is to interact with you directly, and offer you another way to make sure all of us invested in the development of Aboriginal peoples can continue to help each other.
Thank you again for your support.”
Desiree Finhert, Conference Producer
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ARCTIC OIL & GAS SYMPOSIUM
ABORIGINAL ACCOMMODATION & ENGAGEMENT EAST
DELIVERING HEALTH SERVICES TO CANADA’S INDIGENOUS POPULATION: FINDING THE PATH TOWARD EQUITY