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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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Asbestos mine,  Asbestos, Quebec. Photo: B*lly Frank, Flickr

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Free Prior Informed Consent and Duty to Consult

Looking back Back in 2014, when we published this blog post, Canada was wrestling with the notion of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) and the...

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Tommy George Prince

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Tommy George Prince Military Medal and Silver Star Recipient

The story of Thomas "Tommy" George Prince, Canada’s most decorated Indigenous soldier, is inspiring and tragic. It also underscores the inequality...

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Working with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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Honouring the 'Free' in Free, Prior and Informed Consent

In 2007, the UN General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Six of the 46 Articles that make up the...

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flags in front of the UN building

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Free, Prior, and Informed Consent - 8 Key Dates

The road to adoption of the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDec) has been a rocky one for Canada. Canada did...

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Murray Sinclair

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Responses From Some Indigenous Leaders on the Historic Papal Apology

For many survivors of residential schools and their families, the Papal apology was all they hoped to hear, for others, it did not go far enough....

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