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Indigenous peoples also have the right to say “yes” to resource projects

By Ken Coates | TroyMedia End the ideological posturing that has proved so detrimental to Indigenous rights For the last few decades, Indigenous communities have fought for the right to have a say in resource projects. In earlier generations, major resource and infrastructure projects were imposed on traditional territories without consultation, engagement, and collaboration. In some…

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What can we expect from our leaders on Indigenous issues?

By Gerry Chidiac | TroyMedia The parties’ records over the last 13 years are revealing If Canadians are as concerned as they claim about the increasing number of unmarked graves found near former residential schools, the 2021 federal election will be pivotal. Each of the major political parties displays a clear track record exposing their views…

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Report makes 13 calls to action to support Indigenous youth mental health | CBC

By Lauren Bird | CBC First Nations call on province to improve mental health services in Indigenous communities First Nations leaders are calling on the government of New Brunswick to improve mental health and suicide prevention services for youth in their communities. In its report called No Child Left Behind, The First Nation Advisory Council…

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What if money is not the answer for Indigenous communities?

By Ken Coates | TroyMedia     The feds tend to use money as a surrogate to real commitment The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made extraordinary financial commitments to Indigenous peoples in Canada. The number and scale of the allocations over the past few years have been staggering, both in comparative and absolute…

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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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Youth Employment and Skills Strategy: Parks Canada

Background The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) is a Federal Government initiative targeting Canadians youths aged 15 to 30. It supports the creation of job opportunities, focusing on young people facing barriers. The purpose is to increase employment for youth, enabling them to gain work experience, skills, and to expand networks. This initiative will…

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