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Cree mothers with their children. Little Pine Reserve, SK. Photo: Library and Archives Canada, Copyright: Government of Canada.

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The Indian Act & The Politics of Exclusion

Indigenous nations enjoyed full autonomy over every aspect of their lives for millennia. But, that all began to change in 1867 with the introduction of the Constitution Act, 1867, which, under section 91(24), gave exclusive jurisdiction over...

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forest fire

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Climate Change and Emergency Management for Indigenous Communities

The impact of climate change has been felt across Canada as unprecedented heat domes, atmospheric rivers, and forest fires ravage the landscape. It’s...

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woman holding a mask in front of her face

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Pretendians and the Indian Act

When we prepare an article for our blog, Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples®, we put considerable thought into the title - how will it...

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engineers in hard hats surveying with blueprints

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Heritage Conservation Act (HCA) Transformation Project

"cultural heritage resource" means an object, a site or the location of a traditional societal practice that is of historical, cultural or...

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10 Million - Thank you for making us your trusted Indigenous relations article source!

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Thank You for the Journey: Celebrating 10 Million Blog Views

As we embark on a new year, Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. (ICT) is humbled to share that our Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples® Blog...

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Longhouse at UBC Museum of Anthropology. Photo: Thomas Quine, Flickr

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Indigenous Self-Government Clarification

“Indigenous self-government” is a term that carries some misunderstanding. And as we’re likely to be hearing about it more frequently as Indigenous...

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hand on rainy window

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Higher Rates of Suicide - #8 of 8 Key Issues

The suicide rate among First Nations people was three times higher than in non-Indigenous populations between 2011 and 2016 in Canada. Among First...

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COVID medical mask hanging from a tree

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Cultural Continuity

The COVID-19 pandemic could be the single greatest threat in this generation to the continuity of Indigenous cultures and the preservation of...

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Empty meeting room, table and chairs

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6 Tips on Meeting With Indigenous Leaders

If you are planning to schedule a meeting with Indigenous leaders of the community you want to work with, here are some suggestions you should keep...

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railroad

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The Constitution Express and Its Role in Entrenching Indigenous Rights

This is a brief look at an extraordinary, passionate, grassroots Indigenous movement in Canadian history that altered the direction of the...

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