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A TIME TO REMEMBER THE PAST AND REFLECT ON TOMORROW

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London, Ontario November 10th, 2017 – This Remembrance Day, the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians wishes to pay its’ respects to all those who have served in the military, past and present, and to all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we do today.  First Nation veterans were often in the forefront alongside their fellow soldiers and many also did...
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TREATY RECOGNITION WEEK SEEKS AWARENESS NOT MISREADING

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Media Release London, Ontario November 8th, 2017 – The first week of November is officially recognized by Ontario as Treaties Recognition Week. It is important to for everyone to know the details of what is on the treaties. Since their creation what has been written within them have been neglected so, people have a misguided view of the rights promised to the Indigenous peoples. Many people have...
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Employment Opportunity: Request for Proposals

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  “TERM CONTRACT”  REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS  First Nation New Teacher Induction Program   Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians DESCRIPTION:  The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) is seeking proposals to fill a Term Consultant position for the AIAI Education Partnership Program (EPP).  The project involves the development of a First Nation New Teacher Induc...
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WE DON’T NEED MONEY AND OIL WE NEED THE WATER AND ANIMALS

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London, Ontario October 11th, 2017 – The words spoken by Autumn Peltier in her speech at the July 2017 Chiefs Assembly gives an accurate reflection of the present day situation. We are proud of her and applaud her work as an advocate for clean and sacred waters. She is the only person from Canada who has been nominated for the World Youth Peace Award. This international award is given out annuall...
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Orange is the color of caring

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London, Ontario September 28th, 2017 – On September 30th a bus would arrive at an Indigenous community to ‘collect’ the children. It would deliver them to a residential school. These schools were the source of cultural assimilation, mental, physical and sexual abuse, shame and deprivation. Later the TRC called this process cultural genocide.  This abomination was the brain child of John A. McDonal...
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Media – INDIGENOUS COMIC TO DEBUT AT FOREST CITY COMIC-CON

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London, Ontario September 18th, 2017 – The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, its gambling program in partnership with its HIV-AIDS program, will be debuting an Indigenous made comic at the Forest City Comic-con on September 23rd.  The booklet features a double-sided comic created to help bring awareness on indigenous issues.  One is about HIV awareness with the heroine Nurse Hope.  On th...
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Media Release – Beyak for assimilation and loss of culture

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London, Ontario September 14, 2017 - In Canada there are strong human rights laws and systems to address discrimination.  However, the recent comments made by Senator Lynn Beyak is a sad example that racism and discrimination still exists in Canada. Racism is about one group feeling and acting superior to another group ranging from racial jokes and slurs to hate crimes.  One has to question why...
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CORDA APPLICATIONS & INFORMATION

THE CANADA ONTARIO RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT! (CORDA) Is now accepting applications for 2018 - 2019 FUNDING FOR YOUR PROJECT! The Canada Ontario Resource Development Agreement is an agreement between Canada, Ontario, and First Nations' members in Ontario.  The agreement promotes resource and economic development initiatives of First Nations members by providing financial assistance to dev...
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Indigenous Affairs department split, Seamus O’Regan new veterans minister in cabinet shakeup

Indigenous and Northern Affairs is being split into two departments as part of a federal cabinet shakeup that also sees New Brunswick MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor elevated as minister of health and backbench MP Seamus O'Regan installed as veterans affairs minister. Jane Philpott, the former health minister, becomes minister of Indigenous services, responsible for providing services for non-self-g...
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ANISHINABEK NATIONS TO HAVE EDUCATION IN THEIR OWN HANDS

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MEDIA RELEASE London, Ontario August 16th, 2017 – With more details to soon be released by the Carolyn Bennett, the Minister of Indigenous Affairs, members of the Anishinabek Nation have signed on for big change.  Under the newly signed agreement 23 communities, as many as 25,000 people, will now exercise their jurisdiction to govern their education system on their respective communities.  This...
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