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Ken Coates Discusses Impact of The Indian Act on Indigenous Peoples

“Partnerships with Indigenous Peoples in the future.” The Indian Act set rules and regulations of what Indigenous People could and could not do. Ken discusses its how it impacted and set a limited range of opportunities for them. Ken Coates Director of Aboriginal Canadian Natural Resources Canada Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation Johnson-Shoyama Graduate…

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Ecosystem approach being used to bring bioregional change | The Quoddy Tides

By Edward French | The Quoddy Tides An organization advocating for an ecosystem approach to help bring about the changes needed for a sustainable future on Earth has been working for over a decade with groups around the world, including in the Passamaquoddy Bay region. SustainaMetrix LLC, which is committed to developing and applying transformative…

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Peskotomuhkati Lead negotiator, Paul Williams Intervened in the Supreme Court in the case of R.V. Desautel

By Paul Williams, Peskotomuhkati Lead Negotiator This case clarified the rights of Indigenous people living in what is now the US to exercise an Aboriginal right in Canada under constitutional protection.   Wa’tkwanonhweráton sewakwé:kon. Kayanesenh ne wakhsennò:ten. Sewatahonhsí:yohst.   I am pleased to acknowledge my co-counsel, my daughter Karenna. She has urged the old man…

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Media coverage of Chief Akagi’s position on inherent Indigenous rights

FREDERICTON — A recent Supreme Court decision about Indigenous hunting rights on the west coast may have implications for First Nations groups who straddle the Maine – New Brunswick border on the opposite side of the country. The April 23 decision stated an American Indigenous man has a constitutionally protected right to hunt in British…

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Supreme Court ruling could help Indigenous people on Maine border | CBC

By: Jacques Poitras | CBC News  The Peskotomuhkati traditional territory straddles New Brunswick-Maine border Chief Hugh Akagi said he hopes the recent Supreme Court ruling will reinforce the belief that the Peskotomuhkati nation is ‘one people.’ A Supreme Court of Canada ruling extending Aboriginal rights to some non-Canadian Indigenous people could have wide-ranging implications for…

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Canadian Supreme Court Decision will Have Effects on Many Indigenous People Now Living in America—including Peskotomuhkati in Maine

The recent Supreme Court decision about Indigenous rights on the west coast will have positive implications for Peskotomuhkati rights on the east coast.  The ruling upheld the rights of an Indigenous man living in Washington State to exercise his rights in British Columbia. Richard Desautel has those rights because his ancestors came from what is…

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Historic Recordings Revitalize Language For Passamaquoddy Tribal Members | NPR

  Transcript MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Some of the oldest audio recordings in the world have been digitally restored and returned to the descendants of the people who made them, the Passamaquoddy tribe of eastern Maine. Now younger members of the tribe are learning songs and stories once thought to be forever lost. Reporter Erin…

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Indigenous Language Learning Made Easy Through Technology | Troy Media

By Anna Holtby | Troy Media After finding few digital resources available, Delaney Lothian decided to create a game and app for learning Cree language Delaney Lothian jumped at the chance to take an introductory Cree language course – an opportunity to expand beyond the programming languages of her computing science major at the University…

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