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Harperâs assimilation agenda just had a head-on collision with indigenous resistance

Harper’s assimilation agenda just had a head-on collision with indigenous resistance

This is our refusal to watch our children’s futures assimilate into oblivion. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the AFN both need to seriously consider their next steps.



Federal response to AG report on First Nations emergency preparedness ‘a start,’ but not enough, says AFN regional chief

Federal response to AG report on First Nations emergency preparedness ‘a start,’ but not enough, says AFN regional chief
Opposition says auditor general’s latest findings call into question the government’s fiscal management.

Aboriginal business leaders see paradigm shift in new economic opportunities

Aboriginal business leaders see paradigm shift in new economic opportunities
But access to equity and the Indian Act remain barriers to economic development.

Federal Conservatives taking ‘big government’ approach to First Nations

Critics say the Tories are continuing to impose policies top-down on First Nations.

‘I’m not the First Nations Prime Minister’


‘I’m not the First Nations Prime Minister’

AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo talks Idle No More, Northern Gateway, Neil Young, and the year ahead.

Reconciling my two Canadas

Reconciling my two Canadas
Leaving the reconciling to indigenous peoples alone will not do. Indigenous people recognize the need to heal from the past, but too often some are being pushed to forgive before they are ready—or before the harm is acknowledged. Canada also needs to recognize its own wounds and the scars that have not completely healed.

Time for feds to bring in effective modern treaty implementation policy: land claims agreement coalition

Time for feds to bring in effective modern treaty implementation policy: land claims agreement coalition
The willful neglect of the principles expressed in this proclamation underlies the conflict that has characterized this relationship since 1763. While many non-aboriginal Canadians would like to ‘turn the page’ on this legacy, this document remains fundamental to the relationship between Canada and aboriginal peoples.

Algonquin land claim, a journey of reconciliation

Algonquin land claim, a journey of reconciliation
A final treaty will provide economic development, social and cultural opportunities that will not only benefit the Algonquins of Ontario, but provide tremendous advantage to our neighbours living within Eastern Ontario.

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Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman's Fourth of July shindig July 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, right, and his wife, Vicki, were all smiles at hosting their first Fourth of July bash in Ottawa. Some 3,000 guest attended. The mood was good and there was a lot of dancing, eating, and chatting.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman. The dress code was summer whites. The atmosphere was light and lovely.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ken Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky's Susan Smith, Ottawa University's Robert Asselin, and Bluesky's Tim Barber.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former CTV Hill reporter Roger Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Bloc MP Claude Bachand and Danielle Leclerc.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

House of Commons protocol's Elizabeth Rody and Jane Kennedy.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

McLoughlin Media's Barry McLoughlin and Laura Peck.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty, wearing a nice summer hat.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The National Arts Centre's Peter Herndorff and Rosemary Thompson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Sisters, Maggie Creskey, left, and Hill Times publisher Anne Marie Creskey.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Joe Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chad Schella, Maureen McTeer, and CPAC's Catherine Clark.

The Hill Times photograph Jake Wright

The guests on the front lawn of the U.S. ambassador's official residence in Ottawa's swishy Rockcliffe neighbourhood, high up above the Ottawa River.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The cheesecakes were brought in from Chicago. Yum!

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Maclean's magazine's Paul Wells.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Shaw's Alayne Crawford and Gary Clement, senior manager of GR at TD Bank (Toronto). 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CCCE's Ailish Campbell, Ekos' Frank Graves, Amgen's Kim Furlong, and H&K's Jackie King.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Greg MacEachern, CPAC's Natalie LeMay-Calcutt, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CommuniquéDirect's Nick Masciantonio and MDA's Leslie Swartman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

That's a lot of cheese, Martha.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Postmedia News columnist Andrew Coyne and Global TV News reporter Laura Stone.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay, right, and a friend.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The lineup.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The scene.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Postmedia News national affairs columnist Andrew Coyne.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CTV cameraman Dave Ellis, centre. 

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