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Aspen Regional Health Status Report

Executive Summary

Introduction

Between June 2006 and May 2007, Aspen Regional Health undertook a comprehensive Community Health Assessment. The final document that was prepared provides an assessment of the current health status as well as the lifestyle choices of the people who live in Aspen Regional Health. The document addresses questions such as:

· How healthy are we?
· What is making us sick?
· What factors play a role in determining the health of our communities?
· How do we use the services that are available to promote and protect our health and
· What services do we access when we become ill?

1. Executive Summary
2. Health Status Report
3. Appendices to the Report

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You Just Blink and It Can Happen: A Study of Women’s Homelessness North of 60

The first-ever pan-territorial study on homelessness sheds a stark light on the bleak realities facing many women and their children living in Canada’s North. You Just Blink and It Can Happen: A Study of Women’s Homelessness North of 60 concludes that thousands of women and their children live in absolute or “hidden” homelessness.

“A Study of Women’s Homelessness North of 60” makes 16 recommendations calling on all levels of government to help resolve what has become one of the North’s, and indeed Canada’s, most pressing social concerns.

by NationTalk on November 16, 20072287 Views

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Northern Women’s Homelessness Shames Canada

Thu 15 Nov 2007

NDP calls on Harper Conservatives to act on recommendations
OTTAWA – Reports of homeless women having to sleep with rotting garbage in order to keep warm during Arctic winters shames Canada, and immediate action must be taken, four NDP MPs said today.

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Inuit seek share of Doris North project’s safety deposit -CBC

Inuit seek share of Doris North project’s safety deposit

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2007 | 4:18 PM CT
CBC News

The Kitikmeot Inuit Association in western Nunavut plans to talk to federal Indian and Northern Affairs officials about jointly holding a security deposit from Miramar Mining Corp. for its gold mine project near Cambridge Bay.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/15/miramar-deposit.html

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Shear Mineral stock sparkles -The Edmonton Journal

Shear Mineral stock sparkles
Large diamond discovery rings true with investors

The Edmonton Journal

Published: Thursday, November 15
EDMONTON – Shear Minerals Ltd. shares jumped more than 21 per cent Wednesday after the Edmonton company said it had recovered a 5.43 carat diamond from the Churchill Diamond Project in Nunavut.

The diamond is one of eight broken fragments of a mother stone estimated to have been as big as 14 carats, CEO Pamela Strand said.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/business/story.html?id=256bc539-39a8-4a52-a22a-3c9fbaa48e2a

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Closing Arguments Heard in Métis Hunting Case -CBC

Closing arguments heard in Métis hunting case

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2007 | 3:52 PM CT
CBC News

A court in Brandon, Man., heard closing arguments Thursday in a precedent-setting trial over Métis hunting rights.

Will Goodon was charged in 2004 after he shot a duck without a provincial hunting licence. He did possess a Métis “harvester” card, issued by the Manitoba Métis Federation, but the province has refused to recognize those cards.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/11/15/metis-hunting.html

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Metis Flag at City Hall ‘a Long Time Coming’ -The London Free Press

Metis flag at city hall ‘a long time coming’

Fri, November 16, 2007
By JENNIFER O’BRIEN, SUN MEDIA

A Metis flag will fly from London city hall for the first time today, a move made possible when the city changed its flag policy to recognize this year’s gay pride festival.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/CityandRegion/2007/11/16/4660298-sun.html

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Yukon’s only indie music label to stop recording -CBC

Yukon’s only indie music label to stop recording

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2007 | 2:48 PM CT
CBC News

Caribou Records, the only multi-artist record label based in the Yukon Territory, is about to stop issuing recordings.

The company, set up in Whitehorse in 1995 to record and distribute music for Yukon roots artists, is losing out to digital downloading, according to David Petkovich, one of the founding partners.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/15/caribou-records.html

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Dawson volunteer ambulance crews back at work -CBC

Dawson volunteer ambulance crews back at work
Deal with government includes standby pay, full-time paramedic

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2007 | 8:29 AM CT
CBC News

Volunteer ambulance attendants in Dawson City, Yukon, have picked up their radios again after four months of withholding services in a dispute with the Yukon government.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/16/dawson-ambulance.html

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First Nations’ Diabetes Epidemic Needs Attention -The StarPhoenix

First Nations’ diabetes epidemic needs attention

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, November 16, 2007

Wednesday was World Diabetes Day, but with the provincial election and Remembrance Day it passed under the radar. This is too bad, because diabetes quickly is becoming the modern epidemic for First Nations people.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/business/story.html?id=485e13a9-3f94-4a72-9a50-d2c5efc4e750

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Aglukark Happy Going it Alone -The StarPhoenix

Aglukark happy going it alone

Adrian Chamberlain, CanWest News Service
Published: Friday, November 16, 2007

When Susan Aglukark left her record label in 2003, she faced hard decisions.

“Not the least was whether I would continue as a recording artist,” said Aglukark, 40.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/lifestyle/story.html?id=4954782a-0333-41d0-b0c6-e05fcb2c4a13

by NationTalk on November 16, 2007742 Views

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Media advisory – Human Rights Conference to Focus on Poverty, Racial Profiling, National/International Responses to HIV/AIDs

TORONTO, Nov. 15 – David Mitchell, one of North America’s foremost experts on racial profiling, will be a featured speaker at a conference presented by the Human Rights Committee of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario this Friday and Saturday in Toronto. The conference, to be held at Ryerson University’s Student Campus Centre, is focused on poverty and will look at appropriate responses to HIV/AIDs within Ontario aboriginal communities and in Southern Africa among other issues.

by NationTalk on November 16, 2007975 Views

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Toronto Hosts HIV/AIDs Conference November 19-20

TORONTO, Nov. 15 – The 9th annual research conference of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) will examine why individuals and communities continue to be vulnerable to HIV/AIDS more than 25 years after the disease first appeared.

by NationTalk on November 16, 20071066 Views

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Yukon, Manitoba & Nova Scotia Consolidate Their Efforts Together With Quebec to Stem Youth Exodus in Their Rural Areas

QUEBEC, Nov. 15 – Place aux jeunes du Québec (PAJQ), an organization active in stemming youth exodus and attracting graduates in rural areas for 18 years, has been the model used in developing Place aux Jeunes (PAJ) and Make Way for YOUth (MWY) in Yukon, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia. Among their strategies, these organizations provide individual remote support and exploratory visits in the field to potential migrants and job seekers.

by NationTalk on November 16, 20071061 Views

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Renovated digs go by the board – Times Colonist

Renovated digs go by the board
Child-welfare officials to meet in luxury hotel

Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist
Published: Friday, November 16, 2007

B.C.’s deputy minister for children will meet with aboriginal child-welfare officials at a luxury hotel in Richmond next week instead of her new First Nations-friendly boardroom in Victoria.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=65992b76-d199-4906-88b6-1f1a70859900

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Federal Liberal leader endorses city strategy to fight homelessness – Times Colonist

Dion endorses city strategy to fight homelessness

Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist
Published: Friday, November 16, 2007

Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion yesterday endorsed Victoria’s strategy to fight homelessness and vowed that a government under his leadership would be a partner in the battle.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=7a742e55-6ee3-4e1d-b137-eeab897a7c54

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Saving the wolves of the Great Bear Rainforest – Globe and Mail

Saving the wolves of the Great Bear Rainforest
What we believe about the wolves of the B.C. coastal mainland is riddled with a pack of misconceptions, a naturalist finds

SID TAFLER
From Friday’s Globe and Mail
November 16, 2007 at 4:49 AM EST

VICTORIA — Ian McAllister coined the phrase Great Bear Rainforest to describe the wild B.C. mainland coast between northern Vancouver Island and Alaska.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071116.wbcwolf16/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20071116.wbcwolf16

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Leach receives Aboriginal award (winnipegsun.com)

Leach receives Aboriginal award

By SUN WIRE SERVICES

OTTAWA — Hockey legend Reggie Leach is among 14 winners of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award for 2008.

The 57-year-old from Riverton was known as the Riverton Rifle for the deadly accurate shot that made him a top goal-scorer.

http://winnipegsun.com/Sports/Hockey/2007/11/16/4660086-sun.html

by NationTalk on November 16, 2007721 Views

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Construction of New Saskatchewan Hog Slaughtering Plant Expected … – Farms.com Daily Press

Construction of New Saskatchewan Hog Slaughtering Plant Expected to Begin Next Spring

By: Bruce Cochrane.
11/16/2007 —

Fishing Lake First Nation expects to be in a position to break ground for the construction of a new one million head per year capacity hog slaughtering plant in Saskatoon by this coming spring.

http://www.farms.com/news/readstory.asp?storyid=13647

by NationTalk on November 16, 2007653 Views

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‘It was controlling my life,’ former alcoholic says; Students hear … – Sudbury Star

‘It was controlling my life,’ former alcoholic says; Students hear key message as part of Drug Awareness Week

Posted By Laura Stradiotto
Posted 2 hours ago

At first, Vince Pawis didn’t see himself as an alcoholic.

A police officer in a First Nation community, his image of an alcoholic included a liquor bottle wrapped in a paper bag.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=778813&auth=Laura+Stradiotto

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Life on some reserves ‘unacceptable,’ minister says – Globe and Mail

Life on some reserves ‘unacceptable,’ minister says

CHINTA PUXLEY
The Canadian Press
November 16, 2007 at 5:03 AM EST

TORONTO — The living conditions on some Ontario first nation reserves, where contaminated land has forced several communities to close their local schools, are “offensive” and “unacceptable,” Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant said yesterday.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071116.wnative16/BNStory/National/Ontario/

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Millbrook, major investor give Melford project money so cargo … – ChronicleHerald.ca

Millbrook, major investor give Melford project money so cargo ships can come in

By TOM PETERS Business Reporter
Fri. Nov 16 – 6:39 AM

Melford International Terminal Inc., developer of a marine cargo terminal at the Strait of Canso, is about to receive a financial boost that will help finance the initial stages of its $300-million project.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Business/985230.html

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Reserves condition ‘offensive’ – London Free Press

Reserves condition ‘offensive’

Fri, November 16, 2007
By SUN MEDIA NEWS SERVICES

TORONTO — The living conditions on some Ontario First Nation reserves, where contaminated land has forced several communities to close their local schools, are “offensive” and “unacceptable,” Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant said yesterday.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2007/11/16/4660325-sun.html

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NHL legend heads up award winners – Globe and Mail

NHL legend heads up award winners

The Canadian Press
November 16, 2007

OTTAWA — Hockey legend Reggie Leach is among 14 winners of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award for 2008.

The 57-year-old from Riverton, Man., was known as the Riverton Rifle for the deadly accurate shot that made him a top goal-scorer.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071116.AWARDS16/TPStory/National

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Construction Industry, Government Set New Strategy to Address Worker Shortages

(AlbertaIndex, November 16, Friday) — In collaboration with the Alberta government, construction associations and labour groups recently launched “A Workforce Strategy for Alberta’s Construction Industry” to address labour and skills shortages over the next decade.

The landmark strategy involving more than 15 industry and labour organizations will help identify and develop actions to ensure an adequate and skilled workforce to meet the growth in Alberta’s construction industry.

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Bill C-21 – The AFNQL Asks for a Year’s Delay

WENDAKE, QC, Nov. 16 – The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) is deeply disappointed that the federal government has opted to reintroduce a bill largely unchanged from Bill C-44 from the last Parliament. Bill C-44 was debated at the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs last spring where it heard from the First Nations that Canada’s Constitution obliges that any Federal initiative that impacts the rights of the First Nations must first be discussed with us and is subject to our consent. Bill C-21, like Bill C-44 before it, will affect our rights and neither the consultation nor the consent has occurred.

by NationTalk on November 16, 20071057 Views

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Aboriginal band buys into hog operation – Globe and Mail

Aboriginal band buys into hog operation

November 16, 2007

Saskatoon — A Saskatchewan Indian band has become a major financial partner in a proposed hog slaughtering plant in Saskatoon.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071116.NATS16-4/TPStory/National

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Ninth Annual Music Awards Show Set For Nationally Televised Broadcast On Friday November 16th At 8:00PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY – The highly esteemed Native American Music Awards will be featured in a nationally televised broadcast special this Friday, November 16th, 2007 at 8:00PM EST on MHz Worldview. Taped in front of a live audience, this two hour broadcast program will feature performances and special guest appearances by leading nominated and award-winning artists from this year’s Ninth Annual Native American Music Awards show which was originally held on October 6, 2007 at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, New York.

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Manitoba’s Successful Mining Industry Showcased At Convention Running Until Nov. 17

November 15, 2007

Manitoba’s mining industry will be explored at the annual Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention being held at the Winnipeg Convention Centre today until Saturday, Science, Technology, Energy and Mines Minister Jim Rondeau announced today.

“There are a number of reasons to showcase our second-largest primary resource industry,” said Rondeau. “The most important reason is to attract new investment because a strong minerals sector means jobs, economic development and prosperity for Manitobans.”

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Bronco Announces Operations Update and Third Quarter Results

For Immediate Release

November 14, 2007: Calgary, Alberta. Bronco Energy Ltd. (“Bronco” or “the Company”) (TSX: BCF) is pleased to announce another operations update, along with its proposed 2008 capital expenditure program and the filing of its unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and related management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) for the quarter ending September 30, 2007. The selected operational and financial results outlined below should be read in conjunction with Bronco’s unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and related MD&A for the quarter ending September 30, 2007, which can be viewed at www.broncoenergy.ca or by accessing the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Hydro-Québec and Iron Ore Company of Canada Reach an Agreement to Supply Electricity to Three Northern Québec Communities

November 15, 2007 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (NL Hydro), Hydro-Québec and the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) announced an agreement today to supply electricity to the communities of Schefferville, Kawawachikamach and Matimekosh-lac-John, Québec.

IOC built and installed the Menihek/Schefferville interprovincial electrical system in 1954 to support its mining operations and supply electricity to the Town of Schefferville. Through this agreement, NL Hydro and Hydro-Québec have assumed ownership of the Labrador and Québec assets and infrastructure respectively from IOC. Hydro-Québec has also purchased the distribution system assets for the Town of Kawawachikamach from the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach.

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CTF Releases S.O.S. (Stop Ontario’s Standoff) Caledonia Petition

Brantford: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today released a new petition calling on all levels of government to stop Ontario’s standoff in Caledonia. CTF Ontario Director, Kevin Gaudet said, “The people of Caledonia are definitely in distress given that for 21 months now they have suffered through this standoff. That is why we are issuing an S.O.S. distress signal today in an effort to spur governments to resolve the matter.”

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Stornoway and Shear Recover A 5.43 Carat Diamond From Churchill’s Kahuna Kimberlite

TSX: SWY
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November 14, 2007

Stornoway Diamond Corporation (SWY:TSX) and Shear Minerals Ltd. today announced the recovery of a 5.43 carat diamond from the second phase of processing of the 400-tonne bulk sample extracted earlier this year from the Kahuna kimberlite dyke on the Churchill Diamond Project, Nunavut. The diamond is a broken fragment of a larger stone which is estimated to have been up to 14 carats in size. This estimation is based on the presence of eight complementary broken diamonds recovered in the same sample. Results from the second phase of bulk sample processing at Kahuna are considered preliminary as diamond recovery is still underway.

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BHP Billiton Reaches Tentative Agreement With UNW / PSAC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE
November 14, 2007

The EKATI Diamond Mine is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached between BHP Billiton and the Union of Northern Workers and Public Service Alliance of Canada.

The tentative Collective Agreement was reached on November 7, 2007. The union will now take this agreement to its members for a ratification vote over the next month.

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ATCO and Nunasi Wrap Buildings In Arctic Winter Games Pageantry

Sponsorship Continues Legacy of Supporting Major Sports Events

YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES–(Nov. 15, 2007) – The ATCO Group of Companies and Nunasi Corporation celebrated the pageantry of the upcoming 2008 Arctic Winter Games by wrapping their company buildings in the host city of Yellowknife with colourful sports signage.

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Western Forest Products Third Quarter Results Impacted By Strike-Records Net Loss of $37.7 Million

DUNCAN, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Nov. 13, 2007) – Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF) (“Western”) today announced its results for the third quarter of 2007. The Company reported a net loss of $37.7 million ($0.18 per share) and EBITDA of negative $29.8 million in the third quarter of 2007.

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Teen athlete wins provincial award -Prince George Free Press

Teen athlete wins provincial award

By Alistair McInnis – Prince George Free Press – November 09, 2007

Receiving a provincial sports award is a special recognition for Coast Inn of the North Midget AAA Cougars centre Dylan Willick.

The fact the award celebrates native heritage is an added bonus.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/pgfreepress/sports/11118856.html

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High Profile Therapists and Researchers Converge in Thunder Bay to Recognize Strengths in our Children and Adolescents

(November 15, 2007 —Thunder Bay, ON) The Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs is hosting a workshop for parents, youth, teachers, policy makers, French-language educators, therapists, and childcare workers. Building from Strength: Evidence and Reality-based Tools and Interventions takes place at the Valhalla Inn from November 22 – 23, and begins at 8:00 a.m. each day. More than 200 participants from the region are expected to participate in the conference, which offers 22 unique learning sessions.

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Selkirk First Nation And Yukon Government Put Northern Strategy Dollars To Work

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November 15, 2007

WHITEHORSE – The Selkirk First Nation has been awarded over $2 million in Northern Strategy funds for its Journey to Self Reliance project and will partner with the Department of Economic Development to work on building a strong government.

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UVic Researchers Help Revitalize Port Alberni

Date: November 14, 2007

How do you pump life back into a fading economy? That’s just one of the issues researchers from the University of Victoria, as well as officials and residents from the Port Alberni community, will discuss during a six-hour forum on Saturday, November 24 at the Echo Centre in Port Alberni.

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Labrador Metis Nation – Revised Community Meeting Schedule

Thursday, 15 Nov 2007

Happy Valley – Goose Bay – Nov.18 @ 7:00 pm – Labrador Friendship Center

Black Tickle – Nov. 19 @ 1:00 pm – Community Hall

Cartwright – Nov. 20 @ 7:00 pm – Parish Hall

Labrador City – Wabush – Nov. 22 @ 7:00 pm – Gateway Labrador Inc.

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4th First Nations Parents Conference – One, Two, Three, Come Learn with Me!

February 28-29, 2008 – Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, BC

The First Nations Schools Association (FNSA), the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and the Anishnaabe Place Parents Club, are pleased to announce the 4th First Nations Parents Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is, “One, Two, Three, Come Learn with Me!!”, and acknowledges the vision that First Nations parents have for their children’s future.

>Call for Workshops – Application deadline is December 3, 2007.

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N.B. First Nations Could Face Litigation over Casino -CBC

N.B. First Nations could face litigation over casino

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2007 | 10:37 AM AT
The Canadian Press

Ambitions among New Brunswick First Nations groups to build a casino independent of government will likely meet with litigation as the province defends its legal high ground on gaming issues, experts contend.

That is, if the province doesn’t wilfully ignore First Nations gambling pursuits to avoid a contentious political showdown.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2007/11/15/fn-casino.html

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First Nations Demand Stake in New Mining Developments -CBC

First Nations demand stake in new mining developments

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2007 | 9:31 AM CT
CBC News

First Nations leaders in Manitoba say they’ll stall the province’s booming mining industry if they don’t benefit sufficiently from new operations.

Mining exploration and development in Manitoba is at unprecedented levels, provincial officials say, but much of that development takes place on First Nations’ traditional territory.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/11/15/mba-mining.html

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More Arrows Fly in Metis Battle -Lakeside Leader

More arrows fly in Metis battle

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Apparently last month’s attack by Trevor Gladue on Metis Nation of Alberta President Audrey Poitras was only the first salvo in a war of words. This week, the MNA vice president accused Poitras of financial mismanagement.

“Invoices and other documents have come to light showing that Audrey Poitras…authorized personal expenditures not allowed under the MNA bylaws,” Gladue said in a Nov. 5 news release.

http://www.lakesideleader.com/newsroom/volume36/071114/story2.html

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Arctic homelessness hardest on women, Ottawa should help:study -CP

Arctic homelessness hardest on women, Ottawa should help:study

Lyda Fuller heard a heartache’s worth of sad stories as she interviewed northern women about how hard it is to find a home for themselves and their children, but one comment was particularly chilling.

“I’ve thought about hiring someone to beat me up so I can stay at the women’s shelter,” one Iqaluit woman says in the study of Canada’s three Arctic territories.

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hLP6KKQQkqnQ7pamzByG7AheHTlw

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Lack of Housing Hits Women, Children Hardest -The Globe and Mail

Lack of housing hits women, children hardest

BOB WEBER
The Canadian Press
November 15, 2007

Lyda Fuller heard many sad stories as she interviewed northern women about how hard it is to find a home for themselves and their children, but one comment was particularly chilling.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071115.HOMELESS15/TPStory/National

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Residential Schools Settlement Update for November 14th, 2007

If you have questions about your Common Experience Payment (CEP) Application, please contact Service Canada at 1-866-699-1742 or visit your local Service Canada office. A list of offices can be found on the Service Canada website at www.servicecanada.ca.

The Government of Canada is working hard to expedite the processing of your CEP application in a timely manner. Immediate steps include an increase in the number of processing staff and an increase in the number of agents available to answer your call when you contact the toll-free number listed above. The Government understands that applicants have been waiting a long time for payments and they appreciate your patience.

The next status update will be available on November 21st, 2007.

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NAN Leadership Agree to Move Forward with Bilateral Partnership with Ontario

TIMMINS, ON Thursday November 15, 2007: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy today announced a one year commitment of NAN’s 49 First Nation communities to work with the Government of Ontario to jointly develop a results-based process to address and resolve current challenges in the areas of consultation and accommodation, resource development, mining, parks, and licensing and permits within NAN territory – an area covering two-thirds of the province of Ontario.

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