Canada’s current environmental assessment system not working

Governments and industry must invest resources in EA training programs to build educational and technical capacity in Aboriginal communities

Canada’s current environmental assessment system not workingDownload this column on environmental assessment for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use SASKATOON, SK Oct 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ - During his election campaign, Justin Trudeau promised to make environmental assessments credible again. He committed to a new, fair environmental assessment (EA) process that will, among other things, respect the…

Canada’s courts create uncertainty on aboriginal rights

Court decisions are undermining the certainty dividend that is supposed to attach to modern land claims agreements

Canada’s courts create uncertainty on aboriginal rightsDownload this column on aboriginal rights for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use By Malcolm Lavoie and Dwight Newman The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC Oct 5, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The past year has seen a lot of Canadians paying attention to aboriginal land rights. From opposition by aboriginal groups to…

Assembly of First Nations not only path to improving Indigenous lives

The next government should start to think of working with new partners and allies

Assembly of First Nations not only path to improving Indigenous livesDownload this column on the Assembly of First Nations for your publication or website. FREE trial Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS Sept. 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Who said that the road to Aboriginal reform must go through the Assembly of First Nations (AFN)? No matter which party wins, the next government is…

Why First Nations peoples should vote for Harper

At least the Harper Conservatives have a plan, beyond expressing platitudes

Why First Nations peoples should vote for HarperDownload this column on First Nations for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS Sep 4, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Before those suffering Harper Derangement Syndrome get their shorts in a knot (as if that will not ever happen), let me enumerate the reasons why First Nations…

New Brunswick’s Stonehammer North America’s first geopark

A geopark showcases our geological heritage through educational programs and sustainable tourism

New Brunswick’s Stonehammer North America’s first geopark[slideshow_deploy id='74836'] Download this column for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use SAINT JOHN, NB Aug 24, 2015/ Troy Media/ - There is in the southern part of New Brunswick on Canada’s east coast a type of park that is unique in North America. Covering a huge area of 2,500 square…

How to get Aboriginal kids’ grades up

A voucher system would ensure teachers have incentives to increase the time their students spend on literacy and numeracy

How to get Aboriginal kids’ grades upAboriginal students’ educational achievement is, on average, two years behind other Canadian students and their graduation rate is less than half the national average. How can their educational outcomes be improved? Hire private tutors. First, it is important to know that the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development funds education for many bands. These…

Greece needs the tool our First Nations have

If Greece is looking for a better model of financial management, it should talk to Canada's First Nations

Greece needs the tool our First Nations haveDownload this column on Canada's First Nations for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, BC July 28, 2015/ Troy Media/ - We all know how to take a country into financial ruin. Just look at Greece. Take a small, relatively poor nation with limited economic prospects. Set…

Time for First Nations to embrace citizenship

First Nations need not give up their status to become citizens

Time for First Nations to embrace citizenshipDownload this column on First Nations for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS May 12, 2015/ Troy Media/ - When the Canadian Parliament ratified the Nisga’a Final Agreement – a modern treaty granting substantial powers of self-government to a B.C. First Nation – a Nisga’a leader…

Metis seek the golden chalice of land

Building a new relationship between Metis and the federal government

Metis seek the golden chalice of landDownload this column on Metis in Canada for your publication or website. Price starts at $10 Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS June 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - “Canada’s forgotten people” – the Metis – have chosen an independent path to survive. Now, bolstered by recent court decisions in their favour, they are well-positioned to…
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