Indigenous communities deserve economic choice

Allowing free market ownership of urban reserves can give First Nations the economic clout to move ahead, despite having to pay taxes

Indigenous communities deserve economic choiceHALIFAX, N.S. Sept. 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ – To help First Nations convert more of their land into urban reserves, the federal government has decided to improve its Additions to Reserve (ATR) policy. It's a step in the right direction but more can be done to enhance the economic benefits. Urban reserves are First Nation-owned…

School choice should apply to every First Nations family

The days of dictating where indigenous families ought to educate their children are over

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First Nation financial details must not be hidden

If the Trudeau government has any respect for indigenous peoples, it will restore the financial transparency act

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First Nations leadership does matter

Selecting the first indigenous minister of Indigenous Affairs is about raising expectations of all indigenous peoples

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Trudeau should push for a Kurdish state

A unified Kurdish state western interests because it would create a moderate majority-Muslim state that is largely pro-western

Trudeau should push for a Kurdish stateDownload this column on a Kurdish state for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS Oct. 25, 2015 /Troy Media/ – Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau could establish a legacy for himself by helping solve the problem of the world’s largest stateless nation. Trudeau should expend…

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

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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…

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

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Road map to a winning Aboriginal Canadian policy strategy

Implementing these recommendations may allow us to turn a corner in Aboriginal relations

Road map to a winning Aboriginal Canadian policy strategyDownload this column for your publication or website. Price starts at $10 TRACADIE, NS June 15, 2015/Troy Media/ - The recent release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report provides all political parties with an opportunity to renew policies regarding Aboriginal Canadian peoples as we go into a fall election. Not all 94 recommendations…