Category Archives: Politics

New Mi'kmaq printing company creates jobs and cultural awareness

A new company called Mi’kmaq Printing & Design is focused on selling T-shirts and bags but also celebrating the Mi’kmaq culture on P.E.I. “It’s about teaching our culture to other people and passing it on,” said Ricky Knockwood, social enterprise project developer for the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. “I think there’s a real opportunity for that…

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Promised Indigenous rights recognition legislation won't be in place before next election

One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s key promises on Indigenous rights — delivered on Valentine’s Day — won’t come to pass before the next federal election, CBC News has learned. The federal Liberal government won’t be tabling legislation to create its promised Federal Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework this fall as previously planned. Ottawa was…

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Mé​tis Week provides a chance to 'reclaim the pride'

Mé​tis dancer Elizabeth Potskin dances a traditional jig in front of a crowd in Calgary to celebrate Mé​tis Week. The Red River Jig is a traditional Mé​tis dance, a style borrowed from European settlers but now owned and celebrated by Mé​tis people. It’s one part of a rich Mé​tis culture being celebrated in Calgary this week. Events and ceremonies this week are honouring Mé​tis…

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