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CULTURAL APPROPRIATION IS NEVER ACCEPTABLE ON ANYONE OR ANY NATION

London, Ontario May 17th, 2017 – In the opening pages for ‘Write’ magazine former editor Hal Niedzviecki wrote a very flippant article pushing for cultural appropriation.  These words are bad enough on their own but the encouragement for an appropriation award is salt on the wound.  The debacle occurs not long after the use of the headdress in the Toronto Caribbean Carnival or a young artist sayin...
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PROVINCIAL BUDGET TO PUT SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATION, HEALTH AND JUSTICE FOR FIRST NATIONS

London, Ontario April 28th, 2017 – The province budget that was released yesterday shows promise of a greater focus on vital First Nation issues in health, justice and the economic difficulties that many families face in our communities.  This will help build a tighter, stronger relationship with the Province of Ontario and a new future of working together to tackle other pressing issues such as i...
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2017 FEDERAL BUDGET ATTEMPTS TO PLACATE WHAT IS NEEDED NOW

London, Ontario March 22nd, 2017 – In 2016 the Trudeau government made a promise to forge new relations between Canada and the Indigenous peoples.  The original plan was for the government to invest billions of dollars over five years to close the gap on First Nations quality of life.  The 2017 budget released on Wednesday invests an additional 3.4 billion to the already promised 8.4 billion and m...
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ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM SET TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE, NUCLEAR WASTE AND MORE.

London, Ontario March 13TH, 2017 – Climate change, Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade and Action plan, Nuclear waste, water issues, are some of the many issues are affecting Indigenous people. The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians are gathering together on March 21st and 22nd at the Four Points Sheraton in London for a chance to discuss strategy, hear from experts, and identify areas of concern for...
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Media Release: HONORING OUR INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND RECOGNIZING THEIR EFFORTS

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London, Ontario March 8th, 2017 – International Women’s Day is meant to honor their rights, and triumphs and it is important to also remember the difficulties that Indigenous women go through.  Women are there for us as caregivers, protectors and teachers.  As mothers they guide us through our everyday lives, as equals they are just as strong and determined as their   counterparts.  Many of them...
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Media Release: PREMIER’S COMMITMENT TO REDUCE HYDRO COSTS FOR FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES

London, Ontario March 2nd, 2017 – Today Premier Kathleen Wynne made a commitment to eliminate hydro delivery charges for those First Nations living on-reserve.  This glowing statement will give much needed relief to First Nations communities, especially those in remote areas, where hydro costs were crippling.  Ontario’s Fair Hydro plan would lower electricity bills by 25% on average for all reside...
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The Governments of Canada and Ontario and the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians sign historic education agreement

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February, 27, 2017   Toronto, ONTARIO  The Government of Canada, the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (A.I.A.I.), and the Government of Ontario are pleased to announce the signing of a Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding on Education which will: Support the development of a community-based language strategy; Build relationships between educators in First Nation operated schoo...
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Media Release: JUDGE SIDES WITH ‘60S SCOOP SURVIVORS AGAINST CANADA

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Toronto, Ontario, February 15, 2017 – Recently Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba ruled in a class-action lawsuit in favor of the 16,000 survivors of what is called ‘The 60’s Scoop’  From 1965 to 1984 aboriginal children were taken away and placed in non-indigenous care with no chance at having a proper cultural identity. It was the duty of the government that any indigenous children keep t...
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CHIEF’S COUNCIL GATHERS TO LAY OUT FUTURES FOR FIRST NATIONS

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Toronto, Ontario, February 14, 2017 – The Chiefs Council gathered together to discuss important issues that affect their communities such as the Annual General Assembly, the Environment, Social Development issues, and The Health Social Advisory Board.  All serve as  vital aspects in the lives of Indigenous people that will help to shape their future. The Annual General Assembly will be taking p...
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