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Northwestern Ontario First Nations take control of education

Four First Nations in northwestern Ontario are among 23 province-wide that signed an agreement with the federal government today handing over control of K-12 education to the First Nations.   Under the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement, the First Nations will work collectively under the Kinoomaamadswin Education Body to establish curriculum for schools on reserve, set…

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Racism and hate in Charlottesville are homegrown: Julian Brave NoiseCat

What started Friday with several hundred torch-brandishing white nationalists marching on the University of Virginia’s main quadrangle with full-throated shouts of “You will not replace us” and “Jews will not replace us,” culminated Saturday in a young man in a Dodge Challenger mowing down a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one and injuring 19. “When I…

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Bid to oust Indigenous veterans president gains momentum

Saskatchewan’s top First Nations veteran is throwing his support behind an effort to oust his national counterpart over a series of controversial social media posts. A petition was launched this week against Richard Blackwolf, president of the Canadian Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members Association. His posts label the LGBT community as “mutations and deviations,” Muslims as terrorists and pedophiles, and left-wing women…

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Anishinabek leaders to enter into historic self-governing education system

Twenty-three Ontario Indigenous communities will sign historic agreements with the federal and provincial governments today in Chippewas of Rama First Nation to solidify plans for an Anishinabek-led education system. The accord will be the largest self-governing document in Canada, and will allow Anishinabek communities to take control of education funding, and decide what is taught and how for…

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