Results for Hashtag #aboriginal

  • #aboriginal
    If the PM of Canada has the confidence of the house of commons he has the permission to present and pass legislation.
    The Assembly of of Fist nation have an election to select a leader.
    How do we know if the leader has the confidence of it’s people?
    => to go off on a thought here=> Why not build a “House” on Victoria Island that…[Read more]

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    • Well, it is an Assembly and I presume (but quite right, I do not know) that the leader of the Assembly has the support of the Assembly when he speaks on any subject. Or should!

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  • Kevin Seesequasis posted an update 8 months ago

    Meet the new National Executive of the #Aboriginal Peoples’ Commission:

    http://apc-cpa.liberal.ca/release/2014-apc-executive/

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  • #health

    Simon Ip
    Did you know that many Aboriginal people are apprehensive to use “mainstream” health care services in Canada from fear of stereotyping and racism?
    In average, Aboriginal people have poorer health and shorter life expectancies than the broader Canadian population. These socio-economic factors and intergenerational effects of…[Read more]

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    • Vanessa you have my support in respect to the issue. I believe it is time for us to look inward and consolidate our people before reaching out and offering to others the prosperity of Canada. How we, Canadians, become a part of our aboriginal heritage is a complicated matter that needs to be addressed and resolved.

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  • Sang Riel posted an update 8 months, 1 week ago

    #aboriginal laying down of priorities and markers…There should be an award for these terms because they almost sounds like studies and initiatives which we all know mean more of nothing but more of our dollars being spent without any concrete action whatsoever. Meanwhile our own people suffer in squalor. In substandard conditions on reserves in…[Read more]

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    • Sorry to disappoint folks who believe science and it’s benefits are illusory. If that were the case, would the HarperCons work so mightily to silence scientists and destroy their findings, base rates and all? Without base rates switching votes from HarperCon to another party would be switching from one kind of subjectivity (BS) to another.

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  • #Aboriginal Peoples’ Commission Biennial Convention:

    http://apc-cpa.liberal.ca/release/notice-biennial-convention/

    We hope you’ll join us!

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  • #Aboriginal http://aptn.ca/news/2014/01/17/justin-trudeau-nation-nation-nigel-newlove/

    There she is. Good stuff JT. I’d like to see some more of this laying down of priorities or markers; even if we can’t see the specifics, or they simply haven’t been formalized yet. I think the time is coming where we need to stake out some clear territory.

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    • JT interview with APTN, really worth watching. Fast Forward to 10:36 mins in. Thanks Ken

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    • I watched the piece with JT. I also watched the first part with Neil Young.

      I was very much impressed with Justin, and with the articulated position on FN. I think that Justin showed his humanity, his grasp of the issues, sensitivity to FN demand for respect. I have been doing a lot of research on the roots of anti- Indianism in Canada, and I…[Read more]

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      • He certainly keyed in on the concept of ” respect” which is vital if you’re going to even begin to try and understand where FNs are coming from.
        I’m just puzzled our party isn’t promoting this kind of thoughtful interview from Justin. Maybe they’ll put it on YouTube at least; allthough I imagine it will receive a fair amount of circulation…[Read more]

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        • I 100% agree. I wonder why we are being so low key. Unless it is giving Justin an opportunity to hone his skills without a lot of media attention?

          Still I agree with you.

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        • I especially liked the ending where he talked about taking his children to Haida Gwaii for the raising of the totem pole. Last year he was invited to several gatherings of FN people and on occasion was asked to speak. Justin refused, saying it was their gathering and that he was there to listen and to learn. I think he is right on the mark in his…[Read more]

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  • The #Aboriginal Peoples’ Commission message to Conservatives on their proposed First Nations Education Act is simple: you’re doing it wrong!

    View the release here: http://apc-cpa.liberal.ca/release/cons-youre-doing-it-wrong/

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    • Thanks for posting this Kevin. The Con’s First Nations Education Act is just one of the many things that has not received sufficient media coverage due to the Senate and Ford scandals. Please keep posting here as the situation develops.

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    • It’s extraordinary, really, isn’t it, how absurd the government’s position is. It’s not as if there is no information to use as a foundation to design effective policies and programmes (with money!). There is lack of will, though.

      Is there available, online, an education model First Nations have put forward? With these folks it would…[Read more]

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  • #health

    We talk a lot about initiatives that will lead the path to health care reform such as:

    – Reduction of wait time
    – Modernization of health: Electronic health record and telehealth
    – Greater access to rural areas and aboriginal health
    – Implementation of a national pharmaceuticals strategy
    – Health promotion and public health

    These are…[Read more]

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  • #Aboriginal
    Simon Ip
    Did you know that many Aboriginal people are apprehensive to use “mainstream” health care services in Canada from fear of stereotyping and racism?
    In average, Aboriginal people have poorer health and shorter life expectancies than the broader Canadian population. These socio-economic factors and intergenerational effects of…[Read more]

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  • Kevin Seesequasis posted an update 1 year ago

    The #Aboriginal Peoples’ Commission welcomes the recommendations of the UN Rapporteur, but not holding breath on Conservative action:

    http://apc-cpa.liberal.ca/release/un-rapporteur/

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    • Interestingly, the first two things I read today were from two people who have just finished “travelling across this country” to learn and to listen: Our party leader Justin Trudeau and UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya.

      I have great respect for both of these people. Both are dedicated to finding ways to make…[Read more]

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      • I agree totally! Interesting that Justin commented on Harper calling ”OUR Aboriginal people”. Our usually signifies ownership of some kind. I also think we need a very strong environmental policy for the next election. We cannot cede that to the NDP.

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  • Kevin Seesequasis posted an update 1 year ago

    Attend #aboriginal Policy Forum in Edmonton featuring the Honourable John McKay:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/164588583739947/

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  • Mark DeWolf posted an update 1 year ago

    #aboriginal Just a quick note to say how glad I am to see the Party being proactive (and very sensible) in making aboriginal issues a top priority. It’s the right thing to do, but also the smart thing, as a just, fair and generous relationship will be good for aboriginal development and the Canadian economy.

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  • Linda Belanger posted an update 1 year ago

    #aboriginal What is the Liberal Party position on the Canada China FIPPA. The Hupacasath First Nation, with the help of Lead Now has been fighting this disastrous agreement in court which would bind Canada for 30 years. The agreement, which was not debated in the House of Commons, has been criticized for it’s lack of reciprocity. International…[Read more]

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    • Methinks the LPC position is that the FIPPA in question be debated in the commons and publicly. The position taken by the Hupacasath First Nation is consistent with the LPC position and expresses the same fears expressed as above. The HarperCons do not believe Canadians (municipalities and provinces, included) need to know the content of the…[Read more]

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  • Another fiscal incompetence by HARPER.

    HOW does spending 21 Billion on a pipeline to the East Coast along with passing through a major Canadian fresh water reservoir of
    Northern Ontario that is home to an abundance of wildlife meet his economic plan for Canada.
    Especially when it would cost less than a Billion to go to Churchill. #environment [Read more]

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  • Don Girard posted an update 1 year, 1 month ago

    #aboriginal
    I have noticed lately that when I buy fuel from my local native community fuel station that they are playing with numbers and they seem to my logic engaging in tax fraud.

    How it works is that I fuel up and get a number of litres, and a total which in the non status amount, which I pay, then when I look at my receipt the amount of…[Read more]

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    • The station must be owned/operated by a status Indian. I’d buy my gas somewhere else.That is fraud IMO.

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      • It is owned by the band office, I do buy elsewhere now, and I am concerned about reporting it, as I live close by and retaliation would be likely.

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        • Is there any chance you could share your concerns with the operators? You might point out that they are iin danger of being reported and could lose their staus. Just a thought. At least they would know you are wise to what is happening. It is always easier to do nothing but, is it right?

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          • I have made the RCMP aware and it is in their hands now. I do wish that native communities would be more accountable with tax payer dollars and have to be more inline with Canadian law when it comes to their own financial affairs. It would be in our interest and the majority of the native populaiton to have their management more accountable just…[Read more]

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  • There was good reason for Harper to Prorogue Parliament.
    He just needs more time before he makes ANY decision. His latter ones have not been that great and certainly he is wasting taxpayer dollars.
    His major decisions have not been that good also, first build an oil pipeline to the West, then build it to the East. Perhaps going north to Churchill,…[Read more]

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    • I expect they aren’t the folks from whom advice is taken.

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    • John: His earlier decisions were no better than his later ones. Recall the Kioto strategy, the F35 acquisition and rationalization, bank deregulation, etc. ad nauseum. I’m ready for the meltdown now.

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      • You are right, I think it was the press or maybe it was even himself, indicating how smart he was and an economic genius.
        Now we really know how wrong they were. After this prorogue we must ensure that whatever he does or says is fully investigated. We just cannot afford to let this continue!

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        • John: His modus operandi is obvious but the end result is wonderous strange and more than a tad scary. Whatever he has in mind, or his sponsors have in mind, it ain’t compatible with democracy, much less easy access to influence as in the case of a significant middle class. Thanks for reading my obscurities.

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          • Lloyd: Wherever his mindset may be, it leads me into places where others were there over 50 years prior, let’s just hope that the path I foresee, is not one that is possible in Canada.

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  • #aboriginal We’ve just finalized the date for an Aboriginal policy event in Toronto on the afternoon of June 18. Hold the date!

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    • Likely need to be reminded, but this is one to be attended! We must begin that process of restoring the trust of our aboriginal society. Bringing back work to their homeland is just part of that.

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      • Ah, just noticed that the date posted may have been before the conference, however we do need to keep this subject in front of us at all times so no harm done.

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  • Now is the time, to open our
    James/Hudson Bay area to International shipping. Ports capable of transporting Oil/Wheat and Tourism to all of our Northern frontiers. Finally, a requirement to provide meaningful employment to individuals without having them leave their ancestral grounds. #aboriginal #internationaltrade

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    • Hudson’s Bay is frozen from Mid-December to Mid-June.

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      • Apparently the same issue affects the West Coast of Canada, yet they have a very substantial tourism Industry. With the warming waters in the North it could reduce substantially the amount of ice and make it quite feasible for other traffic. What makes it a real possibility is that it saves thousands of miles of Ocean traffic and it is so…[Read more]

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        • All of what you say is true, but it doesn’t address the fact shipping is unavailable almost half the year. Considering the remoteness and huge up front costs it is not economically feasible at this point. Give Bob Rae some time on his negotiations for the ring of fire native interests and give global warming a few more years and then maybe it…[Read more]

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          • Sure do not understand that logic. What you say is that it is remote and has many up front costs making it economically feasible. That is not correct, Ports are already there, and transportation lines in place today.
            Give Global Warming a few more years and then start discussing. No, the answer is to start these discussions today where Canada…[Read more]

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    • Wow, John I think that you are onto something huge with this!

      Transporting cargo by ship is the least expensive method in the world so opening up the north to container vessels could so radically reduce the cost of living up north that the economy there could be transformed!!!!

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      • Yes, this could make a major difference, not only with people living close by, but to Canada itself. Trouble is today, the Conservatives have their heads buried in the sand and can`t even deal with today`s problems. We need a Party like the Liberals who can take us into the future!

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  • #aboriginal
    Where does Paul Martin’s previous initiative fit in to the plans? Is it now obsolete after so much work went into it? Perhaps it is something to build on.

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    • The Kelowna Accord (associated with Mr. Martin) is available. First Nations representatives can use any part of it as a model for their vision of the place of First Nations People in Canada. Mr. Harper found it wanting but a succeeding government may find it satisfactory. It is up to First Nations to choose the formula for their participation and…[Read more]

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  • #aboriginal
    If we have as many ”Rights” that I have been hearing about all my life, why is it that we have so many problems to enforce them? Anyone??

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