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Burnaby – Update: Missing Person: Michelle DELORME Found

2008-02-13

The subject of yesterday’s request for assistance to locate a missing female has been found. Michelle DELORME has been located in Surrey. Our investigator’s have meet with the female and confirmed she is fine. Her whereabouts since 2005 when she was last seen are unknown.

Thank you to all who provided assistance in this matter.

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Media Relations & Traffic Services
6355 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby, B.C. V5G-2S2

Phone: (604) 294-7922
Email: media.webmaster@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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Winners At Winterlude’s National Snow Sculpture Competition

February 12, 2008

The National Capital Commission (NCC), in collaboration with the Ville de Gatineau, is pleased to announce the winners of the Winterlude’s National Snow Sculpture Competition, which began on Tuesday, February 5, and ended Saturday, February 9, at noon.

by NationTalk on February 14, 20081231 Views

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CANADA: High Housing Prices Swell Ranks of Homeless

VANCOUVER, Feb 12 – Canada is continuing to see increases in homelessness and precarious housing situations across the country as rents increase and incomes stay level, but intergovernmental bickering over housing policy is overshadowing the need to take leadership on the issue, according to critics.

The Toronto-based Wellesley Institute released a report card in early February which raised the issue of growing housing inaffordability — a leading cause of evictions and homelessness. Renting costs outpaced renter incomes in six of the 10 provinces.

Though new home construction reached near-record levels in recent years, there was very little affordable rental and almost no new social housing built.

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Classes in Ojibway offered for free – London Free Press

Classes in Ojibway offered for free
Attempts being made to keep dying languages alive

Wed, February 13, 2008
By JENNIFER O’BRIEN, SUN MEDIA

As aboriginal organizations struggle to retain and revive dying languages across the country, a longtime London agency that serves aboriginals is offering Ojibway language classes free to the public.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2008/02/13/4844200.html

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RBC signs partnership – Nipawin Journal

RBC signs partnership
The Nipawin Representative Workforce added their 18th partner Feb. 5, with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) signing on.

By Melissa Mangelsen
Journal Staff
Wednesday February 13, 2008

The original partnership was signed June 28, 2006, and included First Nations and Métis Relations, Service Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, the North East School Division, Red Earth Cree Nation, Eastern Region II Métis Nation, Cumberland Regional College, Nipawin Métis Local #134, Town of Nipawin, Nipawin Chamber of Commerce, Shoal Lake Cree Nation, Cumberland House Cree Nation, Northern Village of Cumberland House, Cumberland House Local #42, Save U IGA, Davis Rexall Drugs and Pineland Co-op.

http://www.nipawinjournal.com/News/376131.html

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Management Information Session for Community Support Services

To: Ontario First Nations (w/ Community Support Services)
From: Chiefs of Ontario Health Coordination Unit
Re: Management Information Session for Community Support Services

This memorandum is to serve as notice that the Chiefs of Ontario will be hosting a Management Information Session (MIS) for First Nations in Ontario that have Community Support Services. There will be two sessions, one in the northern region and one in the southern region at the following locations:

Vahalla Inn, Thunder Bay, ON – March 12, 13, 2008
(NORTHERN REGION)
1 Valhalla Inn Road,
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 6J1
Telephone #: 1-800-964-1121

Courtyard Marriot, Toronto, ON – March 18, 19, 2008
(SOUTHERN REGION)
475 Yonge Street,
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1X7
Telephone #: 1-800-847-5075

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“The Canadian Kid” Takes on No. 1 Ranked Contender from Mexico in Toughest Challenge to Date

Steve Molitor to defend his I.B.F. World Junior Featherweight Title in Rumble at Rama IV

MNJIKANING (RAMA), ON, Feb. 13 – Orion Sports Management and Casino Rama are pleased to present the Rumble at Rama IV on Saturday, April 5th, 2008 in which the undefeated champion “The Canadian Kid” Steve Molitor will make the second mandatory defense of his I.B.F. World Junior Featherweight Title.

In the Title Match of the night, reigning champion Molitor, whose record improved to an impressive 26-0, 10 kos during the Rumble at Rama III, will put his title on the line against Mexico’s fierce Fernando Beltran Jr. (30-2-1, 17 kos) the no. 1 ranked I.B.F. contender and his most daunting challenger to date.

by NationTalk on February 13, 20081347 Views

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PR Associates Wins Media Relations Contract for Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2008 Convention

VANCOUVER, Feb. 13 – Mr. Robert Simpson, president of PR Associates announced today the Company has been awarded the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada account to manage, lead and deliver the media relations for the Association’s 76th annual convention. The world’s largest mining exploration and development convention, PDAC 2008 will take place in Toronto, Canada March 2-5, 2008.

“We are excited to be working with PR Associates,” says Patricia Dillon, PDAC President. “Their unique skills as former mining journalists, communication and public relations professionals, coupled with established and trustworthy relationships with the international media made them a natural fit with the PDAC.”

by NationTalk on February 13, 2008956 Views

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Baffinland Announces a Near Tripling of Tonnage in the 2007 Mineral Resource and Reserve Statement for the Mary River Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Feb. 13, 2008) – Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (TSX:BIM) (“Baffinland” or the “Company”) today released its Annual Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve statement, as of December 31, 2007, for its 100%-owned Mary River Project, located in Nunavut Territory, Canada. Mineral resources and mineral reserves were estimated by Aker Kvaerner E&C (“Aker Kvaerner”), a division of Aker Kvaerner Canada Inc.

by NationTalk on February 13, 2008956 Views

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Health Canada Rescinds “Do Not Consume Order” for drinking water for Kwicksutaineuk Ah-kwa-mish First Nation

Health Canada Rescinds “Do Not Consume Order” Water Advisory

Attention: Assignment Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

GILFORD ISLAND, BC, MEDIA ADVISORY–(Feb. 13, 2008) – The Kwicksutaineuk Ah-kwa-mish First Nation is extremely pleased to announce that the Health Canada – “Do Not Consume” order for our village drinking water was lifted on January 7, 2008. This is a result of the new Reverse Osmosis Water purification plants now operating in the village of Gwa-Yas-Dums on Gilford Island.

by NationTalk on February 13, 20081225 Views

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Yellow Quill Was So Ripe for Tragedy – Globe and Mail

Yellow Quill Was So Ripe for Tragedy
A Reserve Under Third-Party Management

Christie Blatchford, Globe and Mail, February 13, 2008

The day before I drove here along snow-drifted roads in the bright white emptiness that is northeastern Saskatchewan in February, the Frontier Centre for Public Policy released its second Aboriginal Governance Index.

http://www.fcpp.org/main/publication_detail.php?PubID=2071

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First Nations Public Library Week

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February 13, 2008

Libraries Are Hubs Of Community History, Heritage And Culture

TORONTO — First Nations Public Library Week 2008 runs from February 11 to 16.

“The Ontario government joins with First Nations communities across Ontario to celebrate First Nations’ public libraries and their contribution to our province’s history, heritage and culture,” Minister of Culture Aileen Carroll said.

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Canada Council Releases Action Plan for 2008-11

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Ottawa, February 13, 2008 – The Canada Council for the Arts today released its Action Plan for the next three years, including plans for the distribution of $31.5 million in new funding in 2008-09.

In July 2007, the federal government announced an ongoing $30 million increase to the Council’s parliamentary appropriation, bringing the government’s annual investment in the Council to over $180 million. The announcement followed one-time increases to the Council’s funding of $20 million in 2006-2007 and $30 million in 2007-2008. The Council has also increased its funding for arts project grants by $1.5 million on a permanent basis, which brings the total amount of new ongoing funding to $31.5 million.

by NationTalk on February 13, 20081022 Views

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First Nations Economic Independence Report Released

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008ECD0004-000198
Feb. 13, 2008

Ministry of Economic Development
First Nations Leadership Council

VANCOUVER – “Journey to Economic Independence: B.C. First Nations’ Perspectives,” a joint report between the Province of B.C. and the First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC), was released today at the BC Chiefs Regional Leadership Economic Opportunities Forum in Vancouver, announced East Kootenay MLA Bill Bennett and the First Nations Leadership Council.

by NationTalk on February 13, 2008910 Views

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FNTI – A Model for Federal-Provincial Cooperation as an Alternative to Jurisdictional Disputes

FNTI is caught between a federal government which says post-secondary institutions are a federal responsibility and a provincial government which takes the position that an institute located on reserve is a federal responsibility. In other jurisdictional conflicts, both governments have resolved to place people first. Examine the principles of this existing agreement between the governments of Canada and Ontario with respect to public services. Can the same spirit of cooperation and collaboration be used to address the needs of FNTI and other Indigenous post-secondary institutions in Ontario?

CANADA – ONTARIO MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT ON COLLABORATION IN THE DELIVERY OF PUBLIC SERVICE 2004 One of the great and enduring strengths of the Canadian federation is the opportunity it provides for innovation in the delivery of public services. Over time, public policy and service delivery innovations started in one part of the country have led to innovations right across the country.

by NationTalk on February 13, 20081074 Views

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The 34th Anniversary International Indian Treaty Council Conference

April 3 – 6, 2008
Chimaltenango, Guatemala

“Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Upholding Self-determination and Free Prior Informed Consent for Indigenous Peoples”

Commissions and Workshops on:

• The UN and OAS Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
• Indigenous Nations and Treaty Rights
• Responses to Climate Change
• Environmental Racism and Toxic Contamination of Indigenous Lands
• Indigenous Youth
• Impacts of Mining and Resource extraction
• Food Security/Food Sovereignty
• Using the UN and OAS to hold countries accountable for human rights violations
• Cultural Rights and Protection of Sacred Sites… and more

by NationTalk on February 13, 2008812 Views

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Assembly of First Nations – Request for Proposals Operator Turnover Study

Operator Turnover Study for First
Nation Communities

Housing and Infrastructure Directorate
February 2008

A Study to determine the causes of Water and Wastewater Plant Operator turnover in First Nation communities

1. GENERAL

This Request for Proposals defines the scope for a study to determine the main causes of Water and Wastewater Plant Operator turnover in First Nation communities and to develop short, medium and long term recommendations for improvement. The purpose is to conduct a nation-wide study as to the reasons why First Nation operators leave their jobs, prioritize the reasons and to develop recommendations to reduce the turnover rate to acceptable levels.

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. The AFN represents all citizens regardless of age, gender or place of residence.

>>Download full request for proposal.

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ITK President Mary Simon Congratulates Australia for Apology to Indigenous Peoples of Australia

Wednesday February 13, 2008 – Ottawa, Ontario – Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami the national leader for Inuit in Canada today congratulated the Australian Government led by Kevin Rudd for the apology they have offered the indigenous peoples of that country.

“As an indigenous leader who has worked with other Indigenous peoples for many years from all over the world, I am heartened by the actions of this Australian Government to the Indigenous Peoples of Australia. I am sure the tone and nature of this apology took foresight and courage,” said Mary Simon.

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Native students face ban over band’s debt – Edmonton Journal

Native students face ban over band’s debt

David Howell, Edmonton Journal
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sixty students from a northern Alberta reserve won’t be welcome in Fort Vermilion schools this September unless their financially troubled band settles a million-dollar debt.

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=13f8189b-3ff9-4726-ad73-7b4ef0e80f2d

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Edmonton-based company to sign major agreements with Sask. First Nations – TheStarPhoenix

Edmonton-based company to sign major agreements with Sask. First Nations

By Cassandra Kyle, TheStarPhoenix.com
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A division of the company that built West Edmonton Mall will sign seven major economic agreements with Saskatchewan First Nations in Saskatoon Wednesday morning.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=402c0c39-6c01-42dd-8950-f9c6dbfdadf3&k=55978

by NationTalk on February 13, 2008604 Views

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Asikinack recalls his own journey – Leader-Post

Asikinack recalls his own journey

Trevor Newell, The Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It’s been an incredible journey for Bill Asikinack.

That was the theme of a speech Asikinack gave to students at the Adult Centre for Employment Readiness and Training on Tuesday, part of the centre’s “Nourishing Thoughts” series of lunchtime lectures.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=0cbf526b-f168-4735-b6b1-42f7a6e62d3d

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Triple Five eyes Sask. resources – StarPhoenix

Triple Five eyes Sask. resources
Alberta company set to announce oil, gas, uranium ventures

Cassandra Kyle, The StarPhoenix; with files from Saskatchewan News Network
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2008

They’ve put rollercoasters in shopping centres and now they’re preparing to develop Saskatchewan’s oil, gas and uranium resources.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/business/story.html?id=30c97430-c44b-451b-bee3-8be62ffdbf2b

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Yellow Quill tragedy a call to action – Leader-Post

Yellow Quill tragedy a call to action

Marvin M. Bernstein, Special to The Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The tragic deaths of two First Nations children on the Yellow Quill First Nations, three-year-old Kaydance Pauchay, and her one-year-old sister, Santana, have generated calls for change that require our collective respect and action.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=3de7dbb8-1293-43b6-8be1-5a1e86a3579d

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Police ignoring native violence, MPP alleges – National Post

Police ignoring native violence, MPP alleges
Caledonia Dispute; Illegal action ‘appears to be tolerated’

Matthew Coutts, National Post, With Files From Melissa Leong
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Barricades, arson and violence surrounding the land claim dispute in Caledonia, Ont., have been accepted by police, who are enforcing a two-tiered justice system and condoning native lawlessness, charged the area’s Member of Provincial Parliament yesterday.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=304103

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Native Band Councils Owe School Board Millions – Truro Daily News

Native band councils owe school board millions

MONIQUE CHIASSON
The Truro Daily News

TRURO – Two native band councils owe the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board more than $4 million combined.

http://www.trurodaily.com/index.cfm?sid=107963&sc=68

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Cambridge Bay alcohol control proponent calls for ‘spirit of sobriety’ – CBC

Cambridge Bay alcohol control proponent calls for ‘spirit of sobriety’

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 | 9:51 AM CT
CBC News

A Cambridge Bay lawyer who has been lobbying for responsible drinking in the community said the choice of residents not to impose tighter controls on alcohol will not stop him from promoting “a spirit of sobriety.”

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/13/alcohol-follow.html

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Algonquin, Prospectors Negotiate Resolution; Shabot Obaadjiwan Admit to Violations of Injunction – The Kingston Whig-Standard

Algonquin, prospectors negotiate resolution; Shabot Obaadjiwan admit to violations of injunction

Posted By Sue Yanagisawa

A group of Algonquin, who held out last summer for close to four months against a uranium prospecting company and prevented Frontenac Ventures Corp. from working the lands it claims north of Sharbot Lake, has chosen not to fight contempt charges brought by the Oakville-based company.

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=900600

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Southern Chiefs’ Organization is Hosting Forums on the New Community-Based Health Programs Annual Standardized Reporting Templates

Southern Forum for SCO membership, March 3 & 4, at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg, MB

Northern Forum for Manitoba Keewatinook Ininew Okimowin (MKIO) March 10 & 11 2008, at Juniper Centre in Thompson, MB

CONTACT
Southern Chiefs’ Organization registration:
ATTN: Ellen Contois, SCO Reception
TELEPHONE: (204) 946-1869 or
TOLL FREE: 1-866-876-9701

Download registration form.

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Local Project Helps Youth Become Champions at School

NEWS RELEASE
Tuesday February 12, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thunder Bay, ON – Dilico Anishinabek Family Care (Dilico) together with The Children’s Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay (Thunder Bay CAS) hosted a gala dinner to officially launch the Thunder Bay Crown Ward Education Championship Team Project this evening at Fort William Historical Park.

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Burnaby – Missing Person: Michelle Cheryl-Ann Lynn DELORME

2008-02-12

The Burnaby RCMP are requesting the assistance of the public in locating a missing female. The female, Michelle Cheryl-Ann Lynn DELORME, was last seen was in 2005.

At that time Delorme was known to be a street worker and did not have a fixed address. Delorme was known to frequent the downtown eastside and to use drugs. New information obtained by the investigator on this file has lead the investigator to believe that there is a chance that Delorme is still living in the Lower Mainland.

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Redcorp Ventures Ltd.: Tulsequah Chief Mine Update

Construction and Permit Progress

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Feb. 13, 2008) – Redcorp Ventures Ltd. (TSX:RDV) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Redfern Resources Ltd. (together, the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on mine development and construction activities as well as associated permitting progress for the Tulsequah Chief Mine.

The project detailed engineering is well advanced and approximately 50% complete. However, the permit acquisition process has been slower than anticipated which has led to delays in the implementation of our original construction schedule. At the same time, we have successfully identified and secured virtually all of the essential long-lead time capital equipment at lower than anticipated costs. As a result we have mandated our engineering and procurement contractor, Wardrop Engineering Inc. (“Wardrop”), to update the capital cost estimate and, with Merit International – our construction manager, to prepare an updated project control estimate and schedule to reflect current procurement knowledge, vendor quotations and contractor rates. We anticipate that the control estimate will be finalized near the end of February and will be used to manage the project through to completion.

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Bell celebrates culture through Partnership with Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad

– New emblem unveiled at Countdown Concert –

VANCOUVER, Feb. 12 – Bell and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) tonight launched the telecommunications company’s role as presenting partner of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. A new Cultural Olympiad emblem recognizing this partnership was unveiled during a sold-out, star-studded concert at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre, the culmination of a day-long celebration of the two-year countdown to the 2010 Winter Games.

by NationTalk on February 13, 20081225 Views

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Synex International Inc. – Second quarter of fiscal 2008

TSE : SXI

VANCOUVER, Feb. 12 – For the six months ended December 31, 2007, revenue increased to $1,233,627 from $859,046 in the corresponding period in fiscal 2007. The increase was a result of increased revenue from the Engineering Division and increased electricity sales from the Mears Plant and the Kyuquot Utility. Electricity generation from the Mears Plant for the six months ended December 31, 2007 was 6,326 MWh as compared to 5,414 MWh in the corresponding period in fiscal 2007. The increase in revenue of the Kyuquot Utility is a result of increased electricity sales.

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Mountain Equipment Co-Op chosen overall winner of the 2008 National Awards in Governance

TORONTO, Feb. 12 – Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) is the overall winner of The Conference Board of Canada/Spencer Stuart 2008 National Awards in Governance, for its implementation of a sustainability strategy to ensure its short and long term success.

In addition to the overall winner, awards recognizing governance achievements in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors were presented last night at a gala dinner and ceremony in Toronto.

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Local First Nations do well on survey first nations (Prince Albert Daily Herald)

Local First Nations do well on survey
first nations

THERESA SERAPHIM
Herald Staff
Last updated at 10:00 AM on 13/02/08

A recently released report on aboriginal governance has given high marks to two First Nations in this area.

http://www.paherald.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=108096&sc=4

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Wanted: Better native governance – National Post

Wanted: Better native governance

Patrick Brazeau, National Post
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2008

In an ongoing series entitled “Rethinking the Reserve,” National Post writer Kevin Libin is examining new strategies for addressing the challenges faced by Canada’s First Nations communities. As the series unfolds, the Post is inviting other commentators to offer their own thoughts on the issue. In today’s instalment, Patrick Brazeau, National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, argues that Jean Chretien’s government was on the right track with its First Nations Governance Act.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=304150

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Australia says sorry to Stolen Generations – Calgary Herald

Australia says sorry to Stolen Generations

James Grubel, Reuters
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2008

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia apologized on Wednesday for the historic mistreatment of Aborigines, heralding a new era in race relations and moving indigenous people to tears as huge crowds cheered across the nation.

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=56294f2b-85df-4433-86f0-6fae54feb369&k=77397

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Judge addresses mothers – BCLocalNews

Judge addresses mothers

By Roszan Holmen – Saanich News – February 13, 2008

Minerva Foundation seeking professional women as mentors

Not long after delivering her twins, Judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond was interrogated by a nurse on whether she drank during her pregnancy and whether her husband beat her. The nurse explained, “I need to interview you because you had a low birth-weight baby and you’re a status Indian.”

http://www.bclocalnews.com/lifestyles/15580092.html

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Aboriginal Governance Index shows crisis – National Post

Aboriginal Governance Index shows crisis

Posted: February 13, 2008, 9:48 AM by DrewHasselback
Aboriginal Governance Index

Don Sandberg, Rebecca Walberg and Joseph Quesnel write in Wednesday’s Financial Post that evidence seems to show that community residents on First Nations are growing increasingly concerned about mismanagement and desire basic transparency from their local governments. The writers are authors of the recently released Aboriginal Governance Index: A 2007 Ranking of Manitoba and Saskatchewan First Nations.

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2008/02/13/aboriginal-governance-index-shows-crisis.aspx

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Edmonton-based company to sign major agreements with Sask. First … – Canada.com

Edmonton-based company to sign major agreements with Sask. First Nations

By Cassandra Kyle, TheStarPhoenix.com
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A division of the company that built West Edmonton Mall will sign seven major economic agreements with Saskatchewan First Nations in Saskatoon Wednesday morning.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=402c0c39-6c01-42dd-8950-f9c6dbfdadf3&k=55978

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Pacheedaht band protests treaty land sales – Globe and Mail

NATIVE ISSUES
Pacheedaht band protests treaty land sales
Disputed territory near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island is being deforested by property developers

GRANT SHILLING
Special to The Globe and Mail
February 13, 2008

The Pacheedaht band on Vancouver Island says it may launch legal action to stop the provincial government from allowing private forestry lands in its treaty area to be sold to property developers.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080213.BCTREATY13/TPStory/National

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Excellence in child care recognized tonight – Northumberland Today

Excellence in child care recognized tonight

Tonight’s Northumberland Child Development Centre awards banquet will be recognizing excellence in local child care under the Reaching New Heights program.

http://www.northumberlandtoday.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=900643

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Sawmill worker shoots for $1 million on TSN – ChronicleHerald.ca

Sawmill worker shoots for $1 million on TSN

By The Canadian Press
Wed. Feb 13 – 6:50 AM

TORONTO — Darwin Head, a 35-year-old Saskatchewan sawmill worker, will shoot for $1 million in TSN’s Chevrolet Malibu Million Dollar Shootout Contest.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Sports/1037802.html

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AFN National Chief Congratulates Australia’s Indigenous Peoples on Government Apology to its Stolen Generations

OTTAWA, Feb. 12 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Phil Fontaine today expressed overwhelming joy to the Indigenous peoples of Australia and congratulated Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for issuing an apology for the “Stolen Generations” as the first order of business by the new government.

“This apology is monumental for our Indigenous brothers and sisters in Australia, and throughout the world on righting a great wrong,” stated AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine. “First Nations in Canada applaud the Australian government for its demonstrated leadership on issuing this long awaited and profound apology. The forced removal of children from their parents was the most egregious of human rights violations imaginable, causing enormous harms.”

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Silver Spruce Resources Inc.: Three Drills Working on Snegamook Property; Camp Construction Complete on Mount Benedict Property

BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA–(Feb. 12, 2008) –

Highlights

– 3,000-4,000-meter diamond drill program using three drills in progress on Snegamook Property

– Camp construction completed on Mount Benedict Property

Silver Spruce Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SSE)(FRANKFURT:S6Q) is pleased to update shareholders on the ongoing 2008 diamond drilling program on the Snegamook Property in the western portion of the Central Mineral Belt of Labrador. Silver Spruce has an option to earn a 100% interest in the Snegamook Property, subject to a 2% Net Smelter Return (NSR).

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Throne Speech Lays Groundwork For Next Generations

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008OTP0031-000196
Feb. 12, 2008

Office of the Premier

VICTORIA – The fourth session of the 38th parliament was launched today with a speech from the throne that lays out new measures to create safe, secure communities, build excellence in education, further strengthen the New Relationship with First Nations, and give British Columbians options to become personally involved in combating climate change.

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Esquao Awards 2008

May 1st, 2008
Shaw Conference Centre

The Esquao Awards honour Aboriginal Women who are the strength of our community and play an unsung role in our society.

Each year IAAW honours 20 Alberta Aboriginal Women at the Esquao Awards. These awards are given in recognition of Aboriginal Women’s achievements by their own communities, have made incalculable contributions to better understanding and appreciation on the part of elected officials (local, provincial and federal) and influential decision makers in government, industry, and business.

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Statistics: Common Experience Payment (February 11, 2008)

Common Experience Payment

On September 19, 2007 the Government of Canada began receiving applications for the Common Experience Payment (CEP) which is one element of the court-supervised Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

Upon application and verification, eligible former students will receive $10,000 for the first year of residence, plus $3,000 for each school year (or part of a school year) after that.

Statistics as of February 11, 2008:

Total number of applications received: 86,876
Total number of applications processed: 69,187
– Number of payments issued: 55,464
– Number of applications not eligible for payment: 13,723
Total number of applications requiring further information to complete processing: 3,487
Total number of applications currently in process: 14,202

by NationTalk on February 13, 2008766 Views

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Saskatchewan’s Darwin Head to Shoot for $1 Million in TSN’s Chevrolet Malibu Million Dollar Shootout Contest

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TORONTO, Feb. 12 – He’s 5’9″ and 215 lbs., shoots left and practically grew up at his local hockey rink. Now, the only thing standing between 35-year-old sawmill worker Darwin Head of Prince Albert, SK, and a cool million dollars is scoring 15 goals in 24 seconds, as he was named this year’s participant in TSN’s second annual, international award-winning million-dollar giveaway, the Chevrolet Malibu Million Dollar Shootout. As part of the contest, Head will also have the chance to win up to four totally new Chevrolet Malibu Hybrids – the 2008 North American Car of the Year – for himself and his friends.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081220 Views

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Protest planned to circle Kenora Police office with support – Miner and News

Protest planned to circle Kenora Police office with support

By Garett Williams
Miner and News
Tuesday February 12, 2008

Supporters of the Kenora Police Service will gather in an “unbroken circle” around the Kenora police station at noon Wednesday, before marching to City Hall to deliver council a clear message — no deal.

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/News/375638.html

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008718 Views

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