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Northgate, Gitxsan respond to joint panel decision – The Interior News

Northgate, Gitxsan respond to joint panel decision

By Thom Barker
11:28:28AM, Sep 19 2007

Neither side in a dispute between mining and First Nations interests sees a joint federal-provincial panel’s recommendation not to approve the Kemess North copper-gold mine as the end.

A response from Northgate Minerals, the applicant of the proposed mine, focussed on the panel’s conclusion that the project would not likely cause significant adverse environmental effects and that Duncan (Amazay) Lake is the only viable waste disposal option. The release also notes the environment ministers for the respective governments could override the recommendation and approve the mine anyway.

http://www.interior-news.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=31&cat=23&id=1068064&more=0

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071199 Views

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John Kim Bell Featured as Guest Speaker of The Curators’ Circle at The Art Gallery of Ontario

September 18, 2007-Toronto

John Kim Bell, President of Bell & Bernard Limited, was the featured guest presenter last evening in the Hal Jackman Theatre at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on the historical Dundas Collection. Speaking to a full house, Mr. Bell outlined the history of the Tsimshian people in dialogue with Dr. Gerald McMaster.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my public conversation on the Tsimshian Treasures with John Kim last evening. The wonderful words that flowed from many of those in attendance indicate a success,” said Gerald McMaster, Ph.D., Curator of Canadian Art at the AGO. “ The turnout was greater than I imagined, which signals to me that we’re on the verge of exciting people about the future of a transformed AGO.”

by NationTalk on September 20, 20072480 Views

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New Education Programs Reach Out To At-risk Youth

September 19, 2007

127 outreach programs across Alberta are helping students stay in school

Edmonton… More Alberta youth have new opportunities to stay in school, thanks to five new outreach programs launched this September. The new programs are being offered in Elk Point, Okotoks, Whitecourt and two in Lethbridge , for a total of 127 outreach programs now operating throughout the province.

“These programs give students a chance to finish high school in a non-traditional learning environment, while also making sure that they can access the different types of community supports they need to succeed ,” says Education Minister Ron Liepert . “By working together to develop innovative approaches, we can provide every student the opportunity to complete high school and meet their full potential.”

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071209 Views

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Golden Band Resources Inc., Kitsaki Management Limited Partnership – Business Agreement Reached

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SASKATOON and LA RONGE, SK, Sept. 19 – Golden Band Resources Inc. and the Kitsaki Procon Joint Venture are pleased to announce the signing of a General Services Agreement between their organizations. The intent of this agreement is that business opportunities from Golden Band’s advanced exploration, pre-development projects, and anticipated future production operations are available to members of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. In addition, the broader document asserts the commitments that both organizations have to environmentally responsible mineral development.

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071817 Views

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CEP Hosts All-Candidates Debate On Forestry

For Immediate Release
September 19, 2007

WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2007, 5 PM TO 7 PM
WHERE: PRINCE ARTHUR WATERFRONT HOTEL, THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO

Thunder Bay, ON — The largest forestry union in Ontario has invited all candidates in the provincial election, for the two Thunder Bay area ridings, to a debate on the crisis in Ontario’s forest industry.

“I’m astounded that there has not been more debate and discussion on this crucial issue so important to the people of Northern Ontario,” says Cec Makowski, Ontario Vice-President of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. “It’s time to take the bull by horns and find out what the candidates think, and more importantly, what they intend to do about it.”

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007960 Views

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Media advisory – Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

OTTAWA, Sept. 19 – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, along with the Honourable Michael M Fortier, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada will make an announcement in Kahnawake.

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For further information: Philippe Mailhot, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, (819) 997-0002; INAC Media Relations Line, (819) 953-1160

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007985 Views

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Suspect Profile Released in Kelly Morrisseau Murder Case

Ottawa, ON (September 19, 2007) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada attended a news conference this morning called by the Gatineau Police Service. A composite sketch of a possible suspect wanted in connection with last December’s brutal murder of 27 year old Kelly Morrisseau was released to the public. Kelly Morrisseau was found in […]

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071487 Views

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B.C., Nanaimo Sign Agreement With Snuneymuxw Nation

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007ENV0106-001150
Sept. 19, 2007

Ministry of Environment

VICTORIA – The government of British Columbia and the City of Nanaimo have signed an agreement with the Snuneymuxw First Nation for the collaborative management of Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park, Environment Minister Barry Penner announced today.

“This tripartite agreement is the first of its kind in the province, and it will allow the government of British Columbia, the Snuneymuxw First Nation and the City of Nanaimo to better protect the natural resources of Newcastle Island,” Penner said. “The agreement will also help us preserve the park’s link to First Nations’ heritage and culture, and its historic connection to the people of Nanaimo.”

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071457 Views

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Canada’s New Government Supports Exhibition of 56 First Nations Baskets

FORT LANGLEY, British Columbia, September 19, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, Mark Warawa, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment and Member of Parliament (Langley), today announced $18,750 in funding for the Langley Centennial Museum and National Exhibition Centre.

“Canada’s New Government is pleased to support this museum, which provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about the Fraser Valley’s rich cultural heritage,” said Minister Verner. “Our Government’s assistance will allow the Museum to complete the second phase of its First Nations Baskets project, giving Canadians increased access to this collection, as well as strengthening its collection management competencies.”

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071128 Views

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Saskatchewan! Connected Now Available At SIAST In Prince Albert

News Release – September 19, 2007

Students and visitors to the SIAST Woodland campus and First Nations University of Canada campus in Prince Albert now have expanded access to wireless Internet service thanks to the Saskatchewan! Connected initiative. Minister responsible for Information Technology Frank Quennell made the announcement today in Prince Albert.

The Saskatchewan! Connected initiative offers users basic Internet service via a wireless Wi-Fi based network. The first phase of the initiative was launched in July with the service being made available in select business districts of Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. The second phase involves the expansion of existing wireless networks in the post-secondary institutions of the four centres, and opening up their previously restricted wireless services to the general public.

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071239 Views

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AFOA Accepting Nominations for 2008 Excellence in Aboriginal Leadership Awards – Deadline Dec 15/07

AFOA is now accepting nominations for the 2008 Xerox Canada-AFOA Canada Excellence in Aboriginal Leadership Awards. The Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated commitment and leadership in financial management in Aboriginal communities and organizations.

There are two categories for nominations for the AFOA-Xerox Excellence in Leadership Awards. The National category recognizes individuals who have contributed to the Aboriginal financial management profession on a national or institutional level. The Regional category recognizes those individuals who have made their contributions at the regional, local or community level.

by NationTalk on September 20, 20072206 Views

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Treaty Cuts Into Island Land -Peninsula News

Treaty cuts into island land

Cat George/Peninsula News Review
Peninsula News Review
Sep 19 2007

Sencot’en alliance take court action

The alliance of local Sencot’en speaking peoples, including the Tsartlip, Tsawout and Pauquachin First Nations, are asking the BC Supreme Court to halt progress on the new Tsawwassen Treaty. Harvesting rights in the Tsawwassen Treaty include the southern Gulf Islands, which the Sencot’en claim as their traditional territory under the 1852 Douglas Treaty.

“BC and Canada, we feel, are committing title fraud,” said Eric Pelkey, coordinator for the Sencot’en alliance, which as well as the Peninsula nations, includes the Semiahmoo First Nation in White Rock. “They’re giving ownership of our lands within our territory through the treaty process. The Douglas Treaty of 1852 is still in existence, and the Gulf Islands are part of that.”

http://www.peninsulanewsreview.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=24&cat=23&id=1067218&more=0

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071195 Views

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Membertou Moving on Expansion Plans -CBC

Membertou moving on expansion plans

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 | 11:17 AM AT
CBC News

The Membertou First Nation has cleared a hurdle in its plan to buy 10 hectares of land from the Cape Breton Regional Municipality for development.

In a 14-2 vote Tuesday night, regional council voted to declare the land adjacent to the First Nation surplus.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/09/19/membertou-land.html

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071107 Views

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More Than $1.3 Million Invested To Create Manitoba HIV Program, Reduce Spread Of Sexually-transmitted Infections, Promote Sexual Health

September 19, 2007
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Minister Encourages Manitobans to ‘Respect. Protect. Detect.’

More than $1.3 million will be invested over two years to create a Manitoba HIV program, reduce the spread of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and promote improved sexual health, Healthy Living Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today.

“When left untreated, sexually-transmitted infections can cause serious long-term health problems for people and create significant pressures on our health-care system,” said Irvin-Ross. “Working with our partners in the regional health authorities and community organizations, this funding will be invested in projects to reduce the spread of sexually-transmitted infections, promote good health and improve access to care. We encourage Manitobans to – Respect. Protect. Detect.”

by NationTalk on September 19, 20071031 Views

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Ground Broken on Hamilton Boulevard Project

FOR RELEASE #07-195
September 19, 2007

WHITEHORSE – The Hamilton Boulevard Extension project officially commenced today with the ceremonial ground breaking attended by Community Services Minister Glenn Hart, Whitehorse West Member of the Legislative Assembly Elaine Taylor and Whitehorse Deputy Mayor Jan Stick.

“Completing this project will improve public safety by providing a reduction in traffic congestion and by creating an alternate access and egress route for emergency vehicles,” Community Services Minister Glenn Hart said. “This project will also be a benefit to the region’s local economy as a number of jobs will be created through the stages of the project.”

by NationTalk on September 19, 2007891 Views

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Implementation under way for Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement

WINNIPEG, Sept. 19 – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, and Minister Responsible for Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada, and Phil Fontaine, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, today announced the Implementation of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

“Significant care has gone into achieving a fair and lasting resolution to the legacy of the Indian Residential School system – a resolution that will ensure former students and Canadians can move together towards healing and reconciliation,” said Minister Strahl. “I am pleased to mark today as truly special and memorable, as our historic Settlement Agreement comes into effect and can now be implemented.”

by NationTalk on September 19, 20071324 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation hosts the 39th Annual General Assembly

Sept.14th, 2007

WINNIPEG – This weekend the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is holding its 39th Annual General Assembly in the City of Winnipeg, commencing Friday, September 14th and continuing until September 16th at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

The theme of this year’s Assembly is “Empower-Your Family. Your Nation. Your Future.” with an emphasis on self-governance.

by NationTalk on September 19, 20073119 Views

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MacDonald Mines Acquires a Significant Geological Favorable Land Position Similar to the Ground Hosting the Spectacular Noront Nickel-Copper Discovery

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Sept. 19, 2007) – MacDonald Mines (TSX VENTURE:BMK) experience and expertise in the James Bay Lowlands enabled the Company to execute a rapid land acquisition response in recognition of Noront’s major Ni/Cu discovery. This resulted in the Company having the ability to strategically select and acquire claim block targets based on scientific knowledge in the core zone of the greenstone belt. This also allowed the company to largely avoid competitive staking situations and acquire several claim groups adjacent to the south boundary of the Noront Double Eagle Property and covering what is interpreted to be the contact of an important geological unit.

by NationTalk on September 19, 20071140 Views

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Empire Industries Ltd. and Tornado Technologies Inc. Announce Amalgamation Agreement

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Sept. 18, 2007) – Empire Industries Ltd.(“Empire”) (TSX VENTURE:EIL), one of Western Canada’s fastest growing steel fabrication and construction service providers and Tornado Technologies Inc.(“Tornado”) (TSX VENTURE:TDO), today announced that they have entered into an amalgamation agreement pursuant to which Empire will acquire, subject to certain conditions, 100% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Tornado on the basis of 2.09 common shares of Empire (the “Exchange Ratio”) for each Tornado common share (the “Transaction”). The arms length, negotiated value per share is $0.55 per Empire common share and $1.15 per Tornado common share. The total value of the Transaction is $17.2 million.

by NationTalk on September 19, 20071757 Views

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Métis Harvester’s Gathering

Saturday, October 13th, 2007
11am to 7pm

Potluck Dinner – Everyone Welcome
(Free for MNO Citizens, $6/plate for non-Citizens)

Live Fiddle Music
Sports for Kids
Free potluck lunch
Free family entertainment and activities
Cultural Displays and Demonstartions
Door prizes
LOCATION:
Dutrisac Cottages
270 Pierre Road
Sturgeon Falls

CONTACT:
North Bay Health Services
(705) 474-2593
OR (705) 474-2767

Cabins & Campsites Available
Mike Stevens
(705)753-2419

by NationTalk on September 19, 2007913 Views

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To All Eligible Voters of the Cree Nation in the Montreal Area

Posted: 2007-09-18

Notice is hereby given that the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) will hold a public information and consultation session on the “Proposed Agreement concerning a New Relationship Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Cree of Eeyou Istchee” for all eligible voters of the Cree Nation in the Montreal area on:

Date: Friday, September 21, 2007

Location:Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
1201 Rene-Levesque Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec
Telephone: (514) 878-2000

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Buffet style supper in Salon Kafka-Lamartine

6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Salon A & B

Public information and consultation session on the “Proposed Agreement Concerning a New Relationship Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Cree of Eeyou Istchee.”

If you need more information or wish to obtain a copy of the “Proposed Agreement concerning for the New Relationship between the Government of Canada and the Cree of Eeyou Istchee” and/or the “Cree-Information Package on the Cree/Canada Referendum Process” please contact Eva Saganash, Local Referendum Officer (for Montreal area), at the office of the Grand Council of the Cree (Eeyou Istchee), telephone: (514) 861-5837

by NationTalk on September 19, 2007904 Views

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To all Eligible Voters of the Cree Nation in the Ottawa-Gatineau/ Hull Area

To all Eligible Voters of the Cree Nation in the Ottawa-Gatineau/ Hull Area

Posted: 2007-09-18

Notice is hereby given that the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) will hold a public information and consultation session on the “Proposed Agreement concerning a New Relationship Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Cree of Eeyou Istchee” for all eligible voters of the Cree Nation in the Ottawa/Gatineau/Hull area on:

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2007

Location: Grand Salon
Hilton Lac Leamy
3 boul. du Casino
Gatineau, Qc

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Buffet style supper

6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Public information and consultation session on the “Proposed Agreement Concerning a New Relationship Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Cree of Eeyou Istchee.”

If you need more information or wish to obtain a copy of the “Proposed Agreement concerning for the New Relationship between the Government of Canada and the Cree of Eeyou Istchee” and/or the “Cree-Information Package on the Cree/Canada Referendum Process” please contact Mr. Frederick Moar, Local Referendum Officer (Ottawa/Gatineau/Hull), at the office of the Grand Council of the Cree (Eeyou Istchee), telephone: (613) 761-1655 or by Email: fred@chrd.ca

by NationTalk on September 19, 2007967 Views

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Half Million in Scholarships and Bursaries Awarded To Metis Students

Sept.14th, 2007

WINNIPEG – Tomorrow morning, at 10:00 AM, September 15th 2007, over 30 Metis students will be congratulated for their success and presented with Scholarship and Bursary awards at the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) Annual General Assembly at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. MMF President David Chartrand and the Honourable Vic Toews, Q.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board, will present the awards in a special ceremony.

This special event in honour of the recipients of the MMF Health and Wellness Scholarship and Bursary Awards has been made possible by a partnership with Health Canada through the Health Human Resources Initiative. This partnership with Health Canada marks the beginning for the Metis People accessing federal health funding.

by NationTalk on September 19, 20071383 Views

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Metis Book Launch Joins MMF 39th AGA

Sept.15th, 2007

WINNIPEG – In conjunction with this weekend’s 39th Annual General Assembly for the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF), John Weinstein is launching his latest book on September 15th, at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

In Weinstein’s book, he traces Metis aspirations for political autonomy as part of the Canadian Federation from the time of Louis Riel through to the 2005 Kelowna Accord. He brings you into the backroom negotiations, political maneuvering and constitutional wrangling of the last three decades. Weinstein delivers a captivating history as a unique background to the Metis struggle for recognition and justice.

by NationTalk on September 19, 20071141 Views

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Inuit group drops moratorium on uranium mining -Globe and Mail

Inuit group drops moratorium on uranium mining

BOB WEBER
The Canadian Press
September 19, 2007

Canada’s main Inuit organization has dropped a long-held moratorium on uranium mining in the Arctic, removing one obstacle to developing potentially rich deposits of the radioactive metal.

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., which administers the Nunavut land claim, announced yesterday that it was abandoning a moratorium approved by Inuit voters in 1989. The moratorium was put in place after a German company attempted to develop a uranium mine around Baker Lake.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070919.NUNAVUT19/TPStory/Environment

by NationTalk on September 19, 2007941 Views

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Controversial B.C. golf-club deal with natives delayed -Globe and Mail

Controversial B.C. golf-club deal with natives delayed

IAN BAILEY
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
September 19, 2007 at 4:46 AM EDT

VANCOUVER — Premier Gordon Campbell says his government will take an extra three months to finalize a deal to cede the University Golf Club in his riding to the urban Musqueam band, according to a participant at the Premier’s first meeting with community representatives on the issue.

The deal had been expected to conclude this month, but the Premier told participants at the Friday gathering in his constituency office that the government hopes to resolve it by the end of December.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070919.wbcmusqueam19/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20070919.wbcmusqueam19

by NationTalk on September 19, 2007945 Views

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Allstone’s inukshuk reputed to be biggest in the world -King Township Sentinel

Allstone’s inukshuk reputed to be biggest in the world

By Bill Rea

Check out the inukshuk at Allstone Quarry Products on Highway 27 near Schomberg, because you won’t see a bigger one.

Surveyor Zbigniew Zak or MMM Group went aloft in a basket crane (cherry picker) Thursday and verified its height at 11.377 metres at ceremonies marking the effort to get the structure included in the Guinness Book of Records.

http://www.kingsentinel.com/news/2007/0919/news/018.html

by NationTalk on September 19, 20071153 Views

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Anti-mine report lauded by NDP, native group -Globe and Mail

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Anti-mine report lauded by NDP, native group

The Canadian Press
September 19, 2007

Both the NDP and a native group are hailing a recommendation by a government panel not to approve the Kemess North mine in order to protect the nearby Amazay Lake.

Carrier Sekani Tribal Chief David Luggi said the perseverance of the Talka Lake and Tse Keh Nay First Nations means the lake will be saved from destruction.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070919.BCBRIEFS19-5/TPStory/Environment

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Local film sends a message -Leader-Post

Local film sends a message

Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Almost a year ago two budding filmmakers with no budget and borrowed equipment set out to practise their craft.

Helder Mauricio Carvajal, 25, and Peter Brass, 29, who both work in the Indian Communications Arts department at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv), shot a short film in the Qu’Appelle Valley.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/arts_life/story.html?id=aa95e5bd-73ef-4476-a6ef-38a1a0985f31

by NationTalk on September 19, 20071040 Views

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Native Groups Launch $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Ontario -Ottawa Citizen

Native groups launch $1 billion lawsuit against Ontario

CanWest News Service; Ottawa Citizen
Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2007

OTTAWA – Two First Nations bands have launched a $1-billion lawsuit against Ontario and a $10-million counter-suit against a mining exploration company in an escalating battle over drilling rights on a site near Sharbot Lake, Ont.

The Ardoch and Sharbot Obaadjiwan Algonquin First Nations allege the province breached their aboriginal rights and failed to consult them before granting mining company Frontenac Ventures drilling rights to land they say belongs to them.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=0d2b5c9c-d121-4412-b61d-065aece5e7a7&k=12608

by NationTalk on September 19, 2007889 Views

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Elections for MNC President to Proceed – Métis Leaders Deplore Need for Court Order

OTTAWA, Sept. 19 – Elections for President of the Métis National Council (MNC) will take place on October 13 – 14, 2007 in Ottawa as proposed by four of the five members of the MNC Board of Governors, despite the interventions by former MNC President Clem Chartier and the President of the Manitoba Métis Federation […]

by NationTalk on September 19, 20072002 Views

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Missing woman lost but not forgotten – Terrace Standard

Missing woman lost but not forgotten

Sep 19 2007

FRIDAY MARKS the second anniversary of the disappearance of a local mother.

Tamara Chipman was last seen Sept. 21, 2005 hitchhiking back to Terrace on Hwy16 near the Prince Rupert industrial park after spending several days there visiting her mom and friends.

Despite two searches – one launched by RCMP and a second one by family and friends – Chipman hasn’t been seen since.

http://www.terracestandard.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=33&cat=23&id=1065965&more=0

by NationTalk on September 19, 2007961 Views

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‘Day of celebration’ for residential-school survivors -CBC

‘Day of celebration’ for residential-school survivors

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 | 11:12 AM AT
CBC News

Native survivors of church-run, government-funded residential schools can apply for financial compensation Wednesday, as Canada’s largest-ever class-action settlement comes into effect.

“Today, it means to me that it’s a day of celebration, a day of recognition, a day of acknowledgment,” Assembly of First Nations compensation co-ordinator Jennifer Wood said Wednesday in Winnipeg.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/09/19/residential-schools.html

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Ontario government pulls out of aboriginal talks (CTV.ca)

Ontario government pulls out of aboriginal talks

Updated Wed. Sep. 19 2007 10:02 AM ET
toronto.ctv.ca

The Ontario government has temporarily suspended talks with Six Nations representatives in response to the severe beating of homebuilder in Caledonia, Ont., last week.

“Ontario considers last week’s confrontation unacceptable. Violence is never a solution to any dispute,” Ontario’s Ministry for Aboriginal Affairs said in a statement released on Tuesday.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070919/ontario_aboriginal_070919/20070919?hub=TopStories&s_name=

by NationTalk on September 19, 20071004 Views

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Celebrating 25 years of friendship – Meridian Booster

Celebrating 25 years of friendship
After a quarter-century of promoting cultural awareness, staff at the Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre invite the public to join in celebrating their success.

Christopher Heffernan
Wednesday September 19, 2007

After a quarter-century of promoting cultural awareness, staff at the Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre invite the public to join in celebrating their success.

This Friday, the centre will be holding their 25 anniversary dinner and awards night. Among the main events of the night will be an aboriginal art auction, live music and an awards ceremony giving thanks to some of the centre’s founding members.

http://www.meridianbooster.com/News/339688.html

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Hollow Water First Nation prepare to barricade highway – Winnipeg Sun

Wed, September 19, 2007

Hollow Water First Nation prepare to barricade highway

The residents of Hollow Water First Nation issued this media release at 11 p.m. last night:

We received correspondence from the Province of Manitoba Representatives which by no means addresses the concerns brought forth by the Hollow Water First Nation. Provincial Officials must realize that an area once untouched has now been possibly irreversibly damaged. In an effort to ensure Provincial Officials understand the seriousness of the situation; the Hollow Water First Nation is now prepared to deny access to the 304 Highway. This highway crosses the Hollow Water First Nation’s Traditional Area and provides access to Wanipigow Lake and the Bissett Region. As of 11:00 pm measures have been put in place to provide such a barricade.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2007/09/19/4508919.html

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Band blocks highway – Winnipeg Free Press

Band blocks highway

Updated at 9:40 AM
By Meghan Hurley

The conflict in Hollow Water First Nation has escalated with band members blocking off access last night to Highway 304, which goes through their traditional land.

“Provincial officials must realize that an area once untouched has now been possible irreversibly damaged,” said a release sent out by the band.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/story/4041219p-4650217c.html

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Colleges get BC cash for aboriginal education – Victoria News

Colleges get B.C. cash for aboriginal education

Sep 19 2007

Three Victoria post–secondary institutions will receive more than $515,000 from the Ministry of Advanced Education to develop Aboriginal education projects.

“Contributing to these courses and programs is a top priority for our government,” said Ida Chong, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head.

http://www.vicnews.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=36&cat=23&id=1067105&more=0

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Northgate Project Needs First Nations Deal: Miners – Canada.com

Northgate Project Needs First Nations Deal: Miners
Revenue-Sharing

Nathan Vanderklippe, Financial Post
Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2007

VANCOUVER — As First Nations in the mountains of Northern British Columbia celebrated victory over a proposed mine yesterday, mining officials said the apparent failure of Northgate Minerals Corp.’s Kemess North project shows the need for laws that funnel a guaranteed share of the resource revenues into aboriginal coffers.

On Monday, a joint federal-provincial environmental review panel recommended against the $190-million project, which would have extended the life of Northgate’s Kemess South cop-per-gold mine by a decade, saying it is not “in the public interest.”

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=203074c5-3ed6-44a0-b359-cf3e4db84226&k=94942

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Five aboriginals guilty of illegal fishing – Globe and Mail

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Five aboriginals guilty of illegal fishing

The Canadian Press
September 19, 2007

Kamloops — Five members of a native band who claimed they had an aboriginal right to fish have been found guilty of illegal fishing.

Provincial Court Judge Bill Blair has ruled the group didn’t have an aboriginal right to fish for sockeye salmon along the Fraser River near Lillooet, B.C.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070919.BCBRIEFS19-2/TPStory/National

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Applications sought by NH – Prince George Citizen

Applications sought by NH

(News) Wednesday, 19 September 2007, 04:00 PST
by Citizen staff

The seventh annual call is out by Northern Health for applications for aboriginal health initiatives projects to promote healthier lifestyles among First Nations people.

There is more than $1.1 million in available funding this year for ongoing work, including $410,000 earmarked for new projects.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=109856&Itemid=159

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Ontario Suspends Caledonia Land Talks -Globe and Mail

SIX NATIONS
Ontario suspends Caledonia land talks

JAMES RUSK
September 19, 2007

To show its disgust with a violent demonstration at Caledonia in which a builder was beaten unconscious last week, the provincial government has temporarily pulled out of land-claims negotiations with the Six Nations.

“Ontario considers last week’s confrontation unacceptable,” the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs said in a statement yesterday announcing that government negotiators would not participate in this week’s scheduled meeting, but hope to resume negotiations soon.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070919.CALEDONIA19/TPStory/TPNational/Ontario/

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AFN National Chief Applauds the Finalization of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement

OTTAWA, Sept. 19 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine is pleased to announce that residential school survivors are officially eligible to apply and receive a Common Experience Payment, now that the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement has been finalized. Survivors are also entitled to apply for the Independent Assessment Program (IAP) for compensation for serious abuses experienced during their time spent at residential schools.

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Research Results Provide Important New Guidance for Ecological Forestry in Eastern and Central Canada

New book for forest practitioners to be pre-launched, changes in logging practices recommended

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 18 – The results from research projects led by Québec researcher Dr. Sylvie Gauthier and a large team of scientists from across Canada are providing important new guidance for the ways in which tree harvesting can be used to effectively mimic natural forest disturbances. Following the recommendations of Québec’s Coulombe Commission, which called for more ecologically-sensitive forest practices, researchers of the Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Network are filling gaps in knowledge about how fire, insects, and other natural disturbances affect Canadian forests. They are finding that by changing logging practices, forestry companies can create conditions similar to natural disturbances as a way to preserve forest biodiversity.

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Media advisory – Harper Government Can’t Silence Women’s Advocacy

OTTAWA, Sept. 18 – Effective September 20, the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is being forced to layoff its staff, close its office and cease major consultations and advocacy on women’s legal issues, thanks to the Harper government.

Many aspects of women’s equality in this country remain unrealized, particularly for racialized and Aboriginal women, for poor, immigrant and disabled women. NAWL has played a vital role in many of the major milestones towards women’s equality in Canada over its 30-year history and does not intend to go quietly.

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For further information: Andrée Côté, (613) 241-7570, # 25

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Partnership Fuels $36 million Scholarship Programs

VICTORIA, Sept. 18 – The Victoria Foundation and The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society have partnered in managing and awarding scholarships from $36 million in endowment funds established by the Province of BC.

“We are very pleased to partner with the Victoria Foundation in the administration and stewardship of our scholarship funds,” said Mike Apsey, chair of the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society. “With support from the Government of British Columbia, the Society has quickly increased the number and value of its scholarship programs”.

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Northgate shares tumble on Kemess ruling -Globe & Mail

Northgate shares tumble on Kemess ruling

Canadian Press
September 18, 2007 at 10:19 AM EDT

TORONTO — — Northgate Minerals Corp. [NGX-T] shares fell as much as 14 per cent Tuesday after a government panel ruled against the company’s Kemess North copper-gold mine project in north-central British Columbia.

The joint panel set up by the B.C. and federal governments found in a decision released Monday that “the economic and social benefits provided by the project, on balance, are outweighed by the risks of significant adverse environmental, social and cultural effects, some of which may not emerge until many years after mining operations cease.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070918.wnorthgate0918/BNStory/robNews/

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N.W.T. election candidate protests disqualification -CBC

N.W.T. election candidate protests disqualification

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 | 3:01 PM MT
CBC News

A woman who had hoped to run in the Tu Nedhe district in the Oct. 1 N.W.T. election is fighting her disqualification as a candidate by the territory’s elections office, which rejected her paperwork.

Noeline Villebrun said she might take the matter to the N.W.T. Supreme Court. Her agent has already written a letter of protest to Saundra Arberry, the territory’s chief electoral officer.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nwtvotes2007/story/2007/09/18/nwtelex-villebrun.html

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Nunavut MLA presses for premier’s resignation after censure -CBC

Nunavut MLA presses for premier’s resignation after censure
‘We’re lacking moral authority,’ Curley charges after Okalik censured for remarks

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 | 8:31 AM CT
CBC News

One Nunavut MLA still wants Premier Paul Okalik to step down, even after he and his fellow MLAs voted Monday to censure the premier over inappropriate comments he made to a female official this summer.

“In order to bring back public trust, he should do the right thing,” Rankin Inlet North MLA Tagak Curley said Monday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/18/nu-okalik.html

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Uranium explorer apologizes to Labrador Inuit for permit breach -CBC

Uranium explorer apologizes to Labrador Inuit for permit breach

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 | 10:21 AM CT
CBC News

A uranium exploration company has apologized for working in Labrador Inuit land without having sought permits first.

The Nunatsiavut government, which is the governing body of Labrador’s Inuit, decided to deny future permits to Silver Spruce Resources after learning that the company had been doing preliminary exploration work on Inuit land without having filed a work plan.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/18/uranium-apology.html

by NationTalk on September 19, 20071078 Views

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