Tag Archives: First Nations

Premiers’ Embrace of Aboriginal Issues Has Been a Long Time

HUFFINGTON POST  – The recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were on the agenda of Canada’s premiers, meeting at Happy Valley-Goose Bay earlier this week. The Premiers did more than discuss the wide-ranging recommendations. They took the unusual step of endorsing the lengthy list, with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Paul Davis saying, “We will together, jointly, make this happen.” It was a remarkable commitment, all the more so given the troubled history for provincial leaders on this file.  Read More.

Ruling ‘opens door’ for Metis land claims – Interesting times ahead, predicts Doucette

STARPHOENIX – A recent Supreme Court ruling will bolster First Nations land claims, but it also “opens the door” for Metis claims, says Metis Nation, Saskatchewan President Robert Doucette.

“I think it really opens the door. This will make times very interesting for Metis people,” Doucette said Sunday at the annual Back to Batoche festival approximately 75 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

Two University of Saskatchewan experts say Doucette could be right, development that could have a major implications. U of S Canada Research chair Ken Coates compared the ruling’s effect to the ripples caused by a stone thrown in a calm lake.

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Tsilhqot’in ruling means ‘a stronger seat at the table’ for First Nations

THE HILL TIMES – First Nations have a much stronger bargaining position in negotiating with industry and governments over some $650-billion in planned resource development across the country following the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in favour of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation in British Columbia, say legal experts and indigenous activists.

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Federated Co-operatives Limited Invests $1 Million in U of S Partnership to Explore Co-operative Business Development in Rural and Aboriginal Communities

JSGS NEWS RELEASE – The University of Saskatchewan has received $1 million from Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), on behalf of the Co-operative Retailing system, for a new initiative in co-operative business development in rural and Aboriginal communities in Canada. The project will be led by the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives in partnership with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, the Edwards School of Business (ESB) and the Plunkett Foundation in the UK.