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Cultural issues keeping kids out of good homes, says former foster … – CBC

Cultural issues keeping kids out of good homes, says former foster family

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | 11:11 AM CT
CBC News

A couple in southeastern Manitoba say First Nations-run child welfare agencies are preventing them from continuing to provide a foster home to aboriginal children.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2008/02/12/mba-cfs.html

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Manitoba aboriginal leaders file legal challenge of pipeline plan – Canoe.ca

Manitoba aboriginal leaders file legal challenge of pipeline plan

By THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – Seven Manitoba First Nations are asking for a judicial review of TransCanada’s planned Keystone oil pipeline.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2008/02/11/4840570-cp.html

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Aboriginal health research network flourishes at U of T – UofT

Aboriginal health research network flourishes at U of T
Two U of T professors lead Ontario arm of new network

Feb 12/08
by Anjum Nayyar

Two U of T professors are helping to put U of T’s research in aboriginal health on the map as they lead the Ontario armof the newly created Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR).

http://www.news.utoronto.ca/bin6/080212-3615.asp

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008759 Views

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Olympics security to allow for peaceful protests – CTV

Olympics security to allow for peaceful protests

Updated Tue. Feb. 12 2008 9:17 AM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

Protesters will be given an opportunity to peacefully make their point during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, says an RCMP official.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080212/oly_security_080212/20080212/

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Harper Report Card: After Two Years – Langley Advance

Harper Report Card: After Two Years
Langley Advance

Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
by John H. Redekop Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Adjunct Professor, Trinity Western University

Recently the Harper government completed two years in office. This report card evaluates the last six months.

http://www.canada.com/langleyadvance/news/letters/story.html?id=163863e3-c02d-4b0e-8f26-1666c81cb00f&k=77189

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008760 Views

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New chief of Dehcho First Nation continues to hold out on northern pipeline deal – Orleans Star / Weekly Journal

New chief of Dehcho First Nation continues to hold out on northern pipeline deal

FORT SIMPSON, N.W.T. – The new leader of the last aboriginal group to hold out against a northern natural gas pipeline says he isn’t likely to bring the Dehcho First Nation on board the $16-billion project any time soon.

http://www.eastottawa.ca/article-cp44317024-New-chief-of-Dehcho-First-Nation-continues-to-hold-out-on-northern-pipeline-deal.html

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Full Circle: First Nations Performance presents Talking Stick Festival. Celebrating Aboriginal Performance and Art. Featuring Ab-Original Cabaret, Live Music, Dance, Theatre and More

February 12-17, 2008
Vancouver, BC

For tickets phone (604) 631-2872 or book online at www.ticketstonight.ca
Information line at (604) 683-8993 or online at www.fullcircleperformance.ca

Media Contact: Bonnie Allan, Bridge Communications, 1081 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5L7, 604-739-3180 (office) 604-221-5052 (fax), 604-218-9525 (cell)

Many Thanks to our sponsors:

The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Canada Council, BC Arts Council, Department of Canadian Heritage, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, The Dance Centre, Britannia Community Centre, City of Vancouver, Global TV, The Georgia Straight, UBC, Shared Vision, West Coast Rez Bluez, First Nations Drum.

The Projects Through-Our-Eyes, Cedar, and Pillow Talk are sponsored by Constant Arts Society, UNYA, Vancouver Foundation (Youth Philanthropy Council), ArtStarts, Canada Counci

All Roundhouse events are co-presented by Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

Visit here to download poster and agenda or for more information.

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Memorial March 4 Missing Womyn starts at the courthouse – Sault Star

Memorial March 4 Missing Womyn starts at the courthouse

Posted By NEWS RELEASE

WOMYN 4 SOCIAL JUSTICE NEWS RELEASE: Marginalized womyn in Canada are going missing at an alarming rate as they are seen by some as disposable. Their families are left to wonder what happened as the trail soon goes cold. Many of these women are never heard from again or their remains are never found. Imagine if your loved one disappeared and was never seen again.

http://www.saultthisweek.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=899442

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Re-interpreting cultural traditions – Vancouver Province

Re-interpreting cultural traditions
A whole new way of showcasing culture that brings artists together

Stuart Derdeyn, The Province
Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2008

SPECIAL EVENT

Talking Stick Festival

Where: Various venues
When: Until Sunday
Tickets: Various prices, at 604-631-2872
Info: www.fullcircle.ca

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/etoday/story.html?id=b1fb35d2-739d-48b0-a16a-a4f7dfff3ca7

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – Environmental Assessment Bulletin

Environment and Conservation
February 12, 2008

The Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Environment and Conservation, has announced the following event relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.

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The Government of Canada Endorses 2010 Winter Games Volunteer Program

OTTAWA, February 12, 2008 – The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) today unveiled its plan to recruit the more than 25 000 volunteers required to help deliver the 2010 Winter Games.

“Volunteerism brings people together, strengthens communities, and contributes to our quality of life,” said the Honourable David Emerson, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics. “Canadians who join the 2010 Winter Games Team as volunteers will be part of an unforgettable experience. When the Games are over, they will all feel tremendous pride as they think to themselves: I was there and I helped make these the best Games ever!”

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008783 Views

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U OF A Northern Speaker Series

Tuesday, 12 February 2008; 16:00 (4 p.m.) start
EAS Conference Room (3-36 Tory Building)

Arctic National Parks, Land Claims, and Wilderness

Vicki Sahanatien, PhD Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences

ABSTRACT: Arctic national parks are magnificent: they are vast, protect a diversity of arctic ecosystems, and contribute to maintaining cultural traditions. Comprehensive land claims in the NWT, Nunavut and Yukon have played an important role in the creation of wilderness protected areas and are the catalysts for new approaches in cooperative management.

BIOSKETCH: Vicki is a doctoral student and is studying polar bear ecology and climate change in Foxe Basin, Nunavut. Before becoming a graduate student she was the Manager of Resource Conservation, of the Nunavut Field Unit – Parks Canada in Iqaluit.

Everyone welcome! Refreshments Served!
Bring your coffee mug.

The Northern Speaker Series is sponsored by the CSA in
collaboration with the Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI) at the University of Alberta

Date
Tuesday February 12, 2008
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location
North Campus: Tory Building, Henry Marshall 3-36 Tory

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Everyone Working Together: Pathways to Respect and Understanding with Indigenous Youth

Date: February 14, 2008
Time:
Duration: Various sessions
Where: BL 1001
Price: Free of charge – everyone is welcome

For more Information Contact:
Melissa Hardy
766-7196
mhardy@lakeheadu.ca

Information:

Indigenous youth are committing suicide in staggering numbers in our community, nationally, and internationally. Two films will encourage dialogue among presenters, a youth panel, and attendees to explore causes of suicide, as well as intervention and prevention. This event also presents attendees the opportunity to meet with local community organizations which support indigenous youth.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008989 Views

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Media Advisory – 129 Companies Sell Out the U of C’s 4th Annual Career & Job Expo

February 11, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY

Media are welcome to attend the University of Calgary’s 4th Annual Career & Job Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 from 11 am to 3 pm.

Hosted by Career Services and the Haskayne Career Centre, this is the largest multidisciplinary career event on campus and will bring together students and prospective employers to:

• Fill summer, part time, full time, co-op and internship positions;
• Help students develop a greater understanding of their career goals;
• Provide information about recruitment processes, and
• Provide access to the hidden job market for future opportunities

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008969 Views

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Dehcho Leaders Select Interim Grand Chief

For immediate release

Fort Simpson, NT – Feb. 8 – Dehcho broadcaster and former Grand Chief Gerry Antoine has been selected as the interim Grand Chief of the Dehcho First Nations.

He was chosen from among four candidates today during a leadership teleconference call.

Antoine replaces Herb Norwegian who was removed from office by a special DFN Assembly in Fort Simpson last week and will head the DFN until a General Assembly is held in June 2008. Norwegian had been convicted of assault late last year.

Antoine is a broadcaster and announcer at an Aboriginal radio station, CKLB in Yellowknife.

Gerry was grand chief of DFN in the 1990s.

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“Life Happens…Get Educated!” Youth Workshop

Labrador Metis Nation News
Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008

Life as a teen can be challenging! “Life Happens…Get Educated!” is an opportunity for youth to obtain the skills to handle those challenges. The Labrador Metis Nation is seeking youth participation to attend a fun-filled weekend workshop around educating youth on how to deal with what Life throws at them. We anticipate that youth will leave this workshop refreshed and have the skills to be stronger, healthier individuals with the ability to share this knowledge with other youth.

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Canadian Aboriginal Producers Selected for NSI Storytellers Training Program

Media Release
February 11, 2008

NSI Storytellers Aboriginal producers named

Winnipeg – Three producers from Manitoba and British Columbia and have been chosen for NSI Storytellers – a training program run by the National Screen Institute — Canada (NSI) in association with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) to develop above-the-line Aboriginal talent.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081150 Views

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Implementing The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

On September 13, 2007, the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration). The Declaration establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity, well-being and rights of the world’s indigenous peoples. Canada was one of only four nations to vote against it.

On February 19th and 20th, 2008, the Assembly of First Nations and the British Columbia First Nations Leadership Council will co-host a Symposium on how to implement the Declaration and why this is so important to First Nations in Canada and Indigenous peoples everywhere.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008935 Views

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Walter Phillips Gallery to Host Exhibition on Nationhood and Identity

For immediate release
February 11, 2008

High resolution images available

ANTHEM: Perspectives on Home and Native Land
February 16 to May 11, 2008
Curated by Ryan Rice

Artists: KC Adams, FASTWÜRMS, Cynthia Girard, Dana Inkster, Alisdair MacRae, Shirley Moorhouse, Eric Robertson, Miles Turner

Opening reception and catalogue launch: Saturday, February 16 · 7 to 9 p.m.
Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre · Information: 403.762.6281
Organized and circulated by Carleton University Art Gallery

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Circle of Honour Nomination Deadline is April 28, 2008

Due to overwhelming success and response from the province of Saskatchewan, this event will be an annual affair that incorporates all of the FSIN Commissions. This important event will honour First Nation’s contribution in the areas of Education, Health and Social Development, Economic and Community Development, Justice, Land and Resources, Sports, Youth, Culture and Recreation, Women’s Council and First Nations Veterans. Top honours will be also given to “Lifetime Achievement” and “Citizen of the Year”. The Circle of Honour Awards is about First Nations honouring First Nation’s people who have demonstrated tremendous achievements, discipline, vision, and excellence. The event will reflect the respect, pride and honour being bestowed on the recipients of the awards.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081079 Views

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APTN Announces Spring ’08 Schedule Launch

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to announce the launch of its new spring 2008 line-up, featuring more new series and brand new seasons of returning favourites, including Gemini and Alliance for Children and Television (ACT) award-winning series renegadepress.com. APTN’s popular movie slots will feature new and returning blockbuster titles including the network premiere of the wildly popular Moccasin Flats movie of the week, Redemption. More than 20 documentary offerings round out the schedule.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081341 Views

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CAAN: This Valentine’s Day Show You Care… About Aboriginal People Living With HIV/AIDS

Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network Challenges Leaders to Reduce HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 12, 2008) – Kevin Barlow, Executive Director for the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), today announced the launch of a Valentine’s Day initiative that challenges Leaders to show they care about Aboriginal People Living with HIV/AIDS (APHA) by reducing HIV/AIDS related Stigma and Discrimination.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081096 Views

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Plutonic Power Energizes Executive Team Through Addition of Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Feb. 11, 2008) – Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX:PCC) is pleased to announce that Rupert A. Legge has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Legge is joining Plutonic after more than 20 years practicing securities and corporate finance law with a major Vancouver law firm. While in practice, Rupert advised numerous public companies at all stages of development on a wide variety of matters, including regulatory compliance and corporate governance, and is looking forward to adding his experience and providing strategic guidance to Plutonic’s management team.

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Press advisory – The Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Chuck Strahl and Grand Chief Matthew Mukash to sign Canada-Cree New Relationship Agreement on February 20 & 21, 2008 in Mistissini, Eeyou Istchee

NEMASKA, Eeyou Istchee, QC, Feb. 12 – The parties will arrive on the afternoon of February 20th and a feast will be held in the evening starting at 6:00 p.m.

The official signing ceremony will take be held on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., at the Neoskweskau Complex.

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Canada Contributes to Yukon Mine Training

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OTTAWA, Ontario (February 11, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced funding for the Yukon Mine Training Association (YMTA) through Canada’s Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) initiative.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081029 Views

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Second Annual Aboriginal Governance Index

2008-02-11 (PS039)

A 2007 Ranking of Manitoba and Saskatchewan First Nations

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The link between economic prosperity and good governance is well established. Nowhere is this more evident than within Aboriginal communities. People who are more effectively governed tend to experience more access to economic opportunities than those who are not. While recognizing that First Nations value culture-specific institutions, it is important to acknowledge that some principles of good governance are universal and transcend culture. There is no reason First Nations should be denied the tools of good governance to improve their lives. The UN Millennium Declaration established the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for international development. These goals recognize that good governance is a critical component of development. There are correlations between low infant mortality and low levels of corruption, a strong rule of law and high levels of literacy and, accountability on one hand, and per capita income within the community on the other.

It is a well observed fact that for people enjoy employment and prosperity, band governments must create the right governing institutions. In 2003, the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development embarked on a major study of tribal governance in the United States. Many of the observations apply to Canada. To achieve prosperity, Aboriginal governing institutions must provide (1) stable institutions and policies, (2) fair and effective mechanisms for resolving disputes (3) separation of politics from band management (4) a competent bureaucracy and (5) a “cultural match,” which refers to the ability of institutions to match traditional ideas of governance. These are some of the important components we are measuring.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081064 Views

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Aboriginal Governance Index Evaluates 112 First Nations

REGINA, February 11 /Troy Media Corporation/ –The Frontier Centre for Public Policy today released its Aboriginal Governance Index, based on a weighted composite of scores evaluating six broad areas of good governance. This year’s index covers 112 Aboriginal communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Don Sandberg, the Centre’s Aboriginal Policy Fellow, said that the Index is designed to provide Manitoba and Saskatchewan First Nations with a convenient benchmark through which individual bands can measure their progress in achieving responsible self-government. “Knowing where their band government places can be a source of empowerment for individuals,” he said. “They can then use the information as a source of encouragement for their own community to adopt better institutions of governance.”

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Sask. First Nations Ranked in Survey on Governance – Leader-Post

Sask. First Nations ranked in survey on governance

Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
Published: Monday, February 11, 2008

Results from a survey on aboriginal governance were released on Monday with some surprising results.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=adbb8f1d-39fd-4611-beda-bfc944edb274&k=38881

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Land and lakes reserved for paying tourists – Sault Star

Land and lakes reserved for paying tourists

Imagine that you were an angler and hunter in Europe a few hundred years ago. Fish and game were plentiful and vast untouched areas of forests and lakes teemed with nature’s wonderful bounty.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=899095

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Treaty 1 Chiefs Demand Piece of Oil Pipeline – The Winnipeg Sun

Treaty 1 Chiefs Demand Piece of Oil Pipeline

Tue, February 12, 2008

A group of southern Manitoba chiefs is asking the federal court to overturn Ottawa’s decision to allow a massive pipeline project to be built in the province because the chiefs say the government did not fulfil its duty to consult them about it.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2008/02/12/4841235-sun.html

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Native towns support dam plan; High Falls hydroelectric proposal sparks talks with communities – The Daily Press

Native towns support dam plan; High Falls hydroelectric proposal sparks talks with communities

Posted By Brandon Walker

The executive director for the Wabun Tribal Council says two of the council’s First Nation communities are in support of the High Falls hydroelectric dam proposal.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=898828

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Abandoned Grand Plan Cost $55M – Winnipeg Free Press

Abandoned grand plan cost $55M
Nothing to show for run at native self-government

Tue Feb 12 2008
By Mia Rabson

OTTAWA — An agreement once hailed as the pathway to self-government for Manitoba First Nations was quietly disbanded last year with virtually nothing to show for the $55 million it cost taxpayers.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/story/4124085p-4718216c.html

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Many BC adults still lack literacy – BCLocalNews

Many B.C. adults still lack literacy

By Tom Fletcher – Ladysmith Chronicle – February 12, 2008

VICTORIA – B.C.’s literacy rate compares well with other places, but the province has a way to go before it meets the premier’s goal to be the most literate jurisdiction in North America by 2015.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/opinion/15529282.html

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008682 Views

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Nuclear development not good for North – Sault Star

Nuclear development not good for North

As a member of the Serpent River First Nation, I am compelled to offer a correction regarding the letter submitted by Gordon Garrett.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=899096

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Tears, dances as Aborigines make history in parliament (Reuters)

Tears, dances as Aborigines make history in parliament

Tue Feb 12, 1:13 AM
By James Grubel

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Aborigines playing didgeridoos and smeared with white body paint overturned hundreds of years of British tradition in Australia on Tuesday by taking part in the official opening of the nation’s new parliamentary session.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/080212/us/international_australia_politics_aborigines_dc_2

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Autopsy Complete in Yellow Quill Deaths – Saskatoonhomepage.ca

Autopsy Complete in Yellow Quill Deaths

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

RCMP still haven’t decided whether or not to lay charges following the freezing death of two young girls on the Yellowquill First Nation.

http://www.saskatoonhomepage.ca/index.php?option=com_ezine&task=read&page=9&category=21&article=10293&Itemid=86

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Autopsies confirm sisters died of hypothermia – Canwest News Service

Autopsies confirm sisters died of hypothermia

Chris Purdy , Canwest News Service
Published: Monday, February 11, 2008

SASKATOON – Saskatchewan’s chief coroner has confirmed that two young sisters from the Yellow Quill First Nation reserve died of hypothermia.

http://www.canada.com/cityguides/winnipeg/info/story.html?id=50096620-78ac-4cbb-8224-94a64fd451c7&k=51778

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News Conference – New Report: Federal Government Missing in Action on Most Destructive Project on Earth – the Tar Sands

First Nation communities downriver of Tar Sands bring their case to Ottawa

TORONTO, Feb. 12 –

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WHAT: Environmental Defence will release a report on the environmental and human health effects of the Tar Sands, with an emphasis on how Ottawa is not fulfilling its environmental duties.

Individuals from two directly affected First Nation communities will share their first-hand account of living downriver of the Tar Sands.

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$10M health centre planned – Canada.com

$10M health centre planned

Stephanie Flegel, Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Wait times in Saskatchewan for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests could be reduced with the Kawacatoose First Nation’s plan to open a health-care facility in east Regina.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/story.html?id=33d7457e-d4cd-424a-9e83-97d63dd24b60&k=48123

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Aboriginal Producers Selected for NSI Training Program – Broadcaster Mag

Aboriginal Producers Selected for NSI Training Program

Three producers from Manitoba and British Columbia and have been chosen for NSI Storytellers – a training program run by the National Screen Institute — Canada in association with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network to develop above-the-line Aboriginal talent.

http://www.broadcastermagazine.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=79961&issue=02112008

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Lac La Croix chief wins re-election – Fort Frances Times

Lac La Croix chief wins re-election

Press release
Wednesday, February 6, 2008

In the recently-held election at the Lac La Croix First Nation, the following members were voted to positions of leadership:

http://www.fftimes.com/District/Lac-La-Croix-chief-wins-re-election/06-Feb-2008

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Cancer-fighting teen launches appeal for bone marrow donors – CBC

Cancer-fighting teen launches appeal for bone marrow donors

Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2008 | 9:47 AM CT
CBC News

A teenager in northern Manitoba is hoping her personal struggle with cancer will inspire others to register to become bone marrow donors.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2008/02/11/marrow-donor.html

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Kawacatoose First Nation announces plan to open health care centre … – Canada.com

Kawacatoose First Nation announces plan to open health care centre

Stephanie Flegel, Leader-Post
Published: Monday, February 11, 2008

Wait times in Saskatchewan for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests could be reduced with the Kawacatoose First Nation’s plan to open a health-care facility in east Regina.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=7810c4ae-c463-45de-9c77-1fa06b50c713&k=17163

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Ontario Recognizes Exceptional Seniors

TORONTO, Feb. 11 – The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will present the province’s highest recognition for seniors to 26 Ontarians on February 15 at Queen’s Park.

The Ontario Senior Achievement Awards recognize seniors over the age of 65 who have made significant contributions to their communities through voluntary or professional activities.

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Autopsies Confirm Children Died Of Hypothermia

News Release – February 11, 2008

Chief Coroner Kent Stewart confirmed today that autopsies determined that Kaydance Pauchay, age 3 years and her sister Santana Pauchay age 15 months, died of hypothermia.

Both children were found outdoors close to their residence on the Yellow Quill First Nation.

Once the police investigation has been completed, a decision concerning an inquest will be made.

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For more information, contact:

Judy Orthner
Justice and Attorney General
Regina
Phone: 306-787-5883
Email: jorthner@cps.gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-535-2233

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Government to Table its Third Budget on February 26, 2008

Ottawa, February 11th, 2008
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The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, will table the Government’s third budget on February 26, 2008. The Minister will present it in the House of Commons at approximately 4 p.m. EST that day.

“In this budget, we will be doing what households and businesses do when things are uncertain: we will be acting in a responsible manner,” said Minister Flaherty.

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Duty to Consult Preparations Get A Boost

News Release – February 11, 2008

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) and the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan (MNS) are each receiving $150,000 from the Province to support their efforts to plan and prepare for an upcoming roundtable conference that will have a significant impact upon Saskatchewan’s economy.

“We made a commitment to fully engage First Nations and Métis people in developing the province’s new duty to consult and accommodate policy,” First Nations and Métis Relations Minister June Draude said. “This money will help the FSIN and MNS work with their members to gather input to plan their approach. This is key to forming a strong co-operative policy to help sustain Saskatchewan’s economic momentum and ensure all people are benefiting.”

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008958 Views

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MMF Message from the President – Feb.11, 2008

It has been said that history is written by those who hang heroes. Unfortunately this is very often true. For many years Louis Riel was wrongly considered a traitor by many Canadians and he was a hero to very few outside the Metis community and those in Quebec. The Metis ourselves became known as the Forgotten People.

Fortunately this biased interpretation of our history is now changing. This coming week the Metis along with our fellow Manitoba Citizens are about to celebrate Louis Riel’s life and achievements during the new statutory holiday Louis Riel Day.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081161 Views

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Canada will make own decision on polar bear status: Baird – CBC

Canada will make own decision on polar bear status: Baird

Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2008 | 9:26 AM CT
CBC News

Canada will not necessarily follow the lead of the United States should it decide to list polar bears as a threatened species, federal Environment Minister John Baird said.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/11/cda-bears.html

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008730 Views

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