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Trudeau government won’t rule out using force to build Kinder Morgan’s pipeline

4/19/2018
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Our political panel of MPs debate how the federal government can possibly remove the uncertainty surrounding Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project without mass arrests. We speak to a witness at a parliamentary committee studying the overhaul of the way projects, like pipelines, are reviewed and approved. And a man arrested for protesting at Kinder Morgan’s tank farm in Burnaby BC has his first day in court.

Duration:00:23:45

The First Nation that believes it can stop Kinder Morgan: ‘It’ll be our Standing Rock’

4/12/2018
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Russ Diabo has been a frequent and vocal critic of the Assembly of First Nations, so he surprised everyone when he announced his intention to run for National Chief. Two Ottawa area environmental activists talk about blocking the city’s traffic in support of opponents of the Kinder Morgan pipeline project. And a British Columbia First Nation may be key to stopping the pipeline dead in its tracks.

Duration:00:23:05

Tensions tighten with each arrest at the gates of Kinder Morgan

4/5/2018
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An Indigenous activist says Indigenous people arrested at a Kinder Morgan protest camp in BC are being treated differently than non-Indigenous people. N2N talks to two people who have been living at the camp continuously. And a Vancouver lawyer is fighting to get her clients band membership despite them already having status.

Duration:00:22:49

Government defends Indigenous rights framework initiative on Nation to Nation

3/22/2018
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Indigenous Crown Relations Parliamentary Secretary Yvonne Jones defends her government’s approach to an Indigenous rights framework. The chief commissioner of Ontario’s Human Rights Commission explains why she thinks racism is pervasive and normalized in Timmins, Ontario. And two Members of Parliament appeared before a House committee to explain why Indigenous languages should be easy to use in parliamentary proceedings.

Duration:00:23:08

Pipelines, residential school settlements and incarceration dominate Nation to Nation

3/15/2018
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William George talks about the watch house he hopes will stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion in its tracks. Dalhousie professor Amy Bombay says student on student abuse at residential schools was common. And Chantell Barker talks about the over-representation of Indigenous women in prison at a UN session on the status of women.

Duration:00:22:28

MMIWG chief commissioner explains why inquiry needs more time and money

3/8/2018
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A former gang member addresses a one day summit on gangs and guns hosted by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. MMIWG Chief Commissioner Marion Buller explains what the National Inquiry will do with the request for more time and money. And a Nunavut MLA wants a more cautious approach to devolution discussions with the federal government.

Duration:00:22:49

Taking one last look at the 2018 federal budget

3/1/2018
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The political panel takes one last look at budget 2018 to debate whether it’s enough to begin to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. A $1.3 billion commitment to conservation in the budget may be of benefit to Indigenous communities. And Aboriginal witnesses appeared before a Senate committee to talk about the impact of the new cannabis law.

Duration:00:23:01

Child welfare, Indigenous law and the border put under the spotlight

2/22/2018
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Cindy Blackstock says there is still work to do despite government efforts to close funding gap on child welfare. Legal scholar Val Napoleon couldn’t be happier that the British Columbia government will fund an Indigenous law program at the University of Victoria. And a Haida lawyer explains why two Haida men shouldn’t have been detained by Canada Border Services.

Duration:00:23:10

Prime minister’s announcement is analyzed and dissected on Nation to Nation

2/15/2018
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a bold announcement Wednesday in the relationship between his government and Indigenous people. He promised, before the next election, to have a legislative framework in place to recognize Indigenous rights. It will guide all government interactions with Indigenous people.

Duration:00:23:18

Saganash’s UNDRIP bill dominates discussion on Nation to Nation

2/8/2018
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N2N’s political panel debates Bill C-262, on the adoption of UNDRIP. It passed second reading Wednesday night. Conservative Party voted against it, saying it’s being rushed through Parliament. Liberals disagree.

Duration:00:23:13

The political panel takes aim at the department of Indigenous services

2/1/2018
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The political panel is back and talking about the new department of Indigenous Services. Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas describes what he wants a nation to nation relationship to look like. And an Indigenous woman from Mexico wants Canadians to take note of her people’s plight against a major highway development.

Duration:00:23:40

The emergency meeting on the crisis in child welfare

1/25/2018
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On Nation to Nation it was day one of the emergency meeting on child and family services. Children are being disconnected from their families and communities and becoming lost said one Indigenous leader. And Nunavut’s senator wants input from residents ahead of a new arctic policy by Ottawa.

Duration:00:22:55

Chief Commissioner explains delay in asking feds for extension on MMIWG inquiry

1/18/2018
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Inquiry’s Chief Commissioner Marion Buller defends her staff and delays in asking the federal government for an extension. An Ontario leader says First Nations there aren’t ready for legal marijuana this summer. And an interim board member says the new national reconciliation commission will act in the role of a watchdog.

Duration:00:23:04

Two courts will be hearing some important cases

1/11/2018
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Important court cases seek groundbreaking decisions. One in Northern Ontario wants the annual annuity raised substantially from $4. While the Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments on Monday where governments would have to consult First Nations before legislation is crafted and passed.

Duration:00:23:07

The Federal government takes some licks on the final show of 2017

12/21/2017
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It’s been almost exactly five years since Idle No More got started on the Prairies. Although it held a rally in Toronto today and plan another one in Winnipeg this weekend, its public presence is arguably not like it was in 2012. In this episode of Nation To Nation, we take a look at Idle No More and the federal government.

Duration:00:23:41

Government needs to stop treating families disrespectfully – NDP

12/14/2017
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Opposition members take the government to task. For making Angela Sheeshish go to court to get permission to tell the world about her ordeal at the St. Anne’s residential school. And Ontario regional chief Isadore Day wants more time to explore the impacts of making pot legal.

Duration:00:23:23

MMIWG Chief Commissioner is asked to resign

12/7/2017
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MMIWG Chief Commissioner Marion Buller got an earful at the AFN chief’s special assembly in Ottawa Thursday. A Manitoba leader asked for her resignation. And an AFN resolution supported more time and money for the Inquiry - and that Buller resign her position.

Duration:00:23:31

Halfway through its mandate, the government defends its record

11/30/2017
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Political panel rates how well the government has handled the Indigenous file since being elected. Thunder Bay MP Don Rusnak explains whether or not the city he represents is in crisis. And a BC coastal leader wants Ottawa’s help to prevent fuel spills near her community.

Duration:00:23:03

Is government bureaucracy is interfering with the National Inquiry into MMIWG?

11/23/2017
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Political panel discusses whether government bureaucracy is interfering with the MMIWG Inquiry. And Auditor General Michael Ferguson says Health Canada had no idea if its programs targeting Indigenous dental health were effective.

Duration:00:23:34

Metis leader expresses skepticism on Riel anniversary

11/16/2017
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On Nation to Nation, Metis leader questions the honour of the Crown on the anniversary of Louis Riel’s execution. And the leaders of modern day treaties and self-government agreements are cautiously optimistic about implementation under the Trudeau government.

Duration:00:23:17

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