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3 federal charges laid against CN in 2005 Wabamun spill – CBC

3 federal charges laid against CN in 2005 Wabamun spill

CN Rail is facing federal charges over the train derailment and oil spill at Wabamun Lake west of Edmonton in August 2005.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2008/03/18/cn-charges.html?ref=rss

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KI reps get 6 months for contempt – The Chronicle-Journal

KI reps get 6 months for contempt

By JIM KELLY
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

For their continued disobeyance and defiance of a court order, six members of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation were sentenced Monday to six-month jail terms in Thunder Bay‘s Superior Court.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=98463

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Province blasted as natives jailed – Toronto Star

Province blasted as natives jailed

Mar 18, 2008 04:30 AM

More than 30 organizations are calling on Premier Dalton McGuinty to live up to his rhetoric about protecting the environment and improving Ontario’s relationship with its native communities.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/347199

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Diary: Jennifer Podemski – National Post

Diary: Jennifer Podemski

Jennifer Podemski, National Post
Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This week’s diarist is Toronto actress Jennifer Podemski. She is the creative producer for the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, which took place in Toronto on March 7. The show will be broadcast Saturday on Global and April 5 on APTN–both at 8p.m. ET. Podemski kept her diary earlier this month.

http://www.nationalpost.com/arts/story.html?id=382212

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Native leaders sentenced to jail in mining protest – Globe and Mail

Native leaders sentenced to jail in mining protest
Aboriginal umbrella group breaks off talks with provincial government over decision

BILL CURRY
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
March 18, 2008 at 4:21 AM EDT

OTTAWA — Native leaders from a remote Northwestern Ontario reserve were sent to jail in handcuffs yesterday for opposing mining on their traditional lands, as an opposition leader blamed the Ontario government for failing to resolve the conflict.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080318.wnatives18/BNStory/National/

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Chiefs angry native title can’t be part of defence – Globe and Mail

IN BRIEF
Chiefs angry native title can’t be part of defence
The Canadian Press

March 18, 2008

Vancouver — The chiefs of four Interior bands are angry after the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled their claims of aboriginal title can’t form part of their defence against charges they violated provincial laws in 1999 by logging in three areas.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080318.BCBRIEFS18-3/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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Voting underway in NTI board elections – CBC

Voting underway in NTI board elections

Inuit beneficiaries in Nunavut have until 7 p.m. to vote Tuesday for a new president and finance vice-president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the territory’s land claims organization.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/18/nti-elex.html

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008717 Views

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B.C. okays controversial Tsawwassen power line – CBC

B.C. okays controversial Tsawwassen power line

The B.C. government has approved plans by the B.C. Transmission Corporation to build a controversial new overhead power transmission line in Tsawwassen.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/03/18/bc-tsawwassen-line-approved.html

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008701 Views

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First Nations remains to be reburied on Gulf Island – CBC

First Nations remains to be reburied on Gulf Island

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 | 1:33 PM ET
CBC News

The Saanich First Nations will rebury the remains of dozens of their ancestors in a special ceremony Tuesday morning in the Gulf Islands on the South Coast of B.C.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/03/18/bc-poets-cove-reburial.html

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008659 Views

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Angus Reid Poll: Canadians Split Over Proposal to Rename Strait of Georgia

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More than half of respondents in British Columbia reject the idea

[TORONTO – Mar. 18, 2008] – Canadians are divided over a recent proposal to rename the body of water between mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island, a new Angus Reid Strategies poll has found.

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A premier, a chief and a prince drive home message at GLOBE – CCE Mag

A premier, a chief and a prince drive home message at GLOBE

British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell couldn’t resist a reference to the magnificent landscape outside during his opening sessions for the GLOBE 2008 conference, last Wednesday, March 12.

http://www.ccemag.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=81596&issue=03172008

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008663 Views

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A place to heal – The Times

A place to heal
New transition house first of its kind in Canada

Marcia Downham, The Times
Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

B.C. leaders and community partners gathered together yesterday to celebrate the grand opening of Abbotsford’s Spirit Bear Centre, the first of its kind in the country.

http://www.canada.com/abbotsfordtimes/news/story.html?id=6866f5cb-9d06-4f97-b6ce-144d651f4b1e&k=76956

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008707 Views

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Liberals win in Toronto, lose in Saskatchewan – Globe and Mail

FOUR FEDERAL BY-ELECTIONS
Liberals win in Toronto, lose in Saskatchewan
Tight Liberal-Tory race reported in Vancouver Quadra; Conservatives take northern Saskatchewan seat

GLORIA GALLOWAY
With reports from Joe Friesen in Prince Albert and The Canadian Press
March 18, 2008

OTTAWA — Two of the people who battled Stéphane Dion for the Liberal leadership will take seats in the House of Commons after by-elections last night in four federal ridings – but the Conservatives took one riding from the Liberals.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080318.BYELECTIONSB18/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008638 Views

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$1.3M spending under review – Leader-Post

$1.3M spending under review

Karen Brownlee, Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

As much as $1.3 million in questionable spending has prompted the federal government and the Saskatchewan Indian Training Assessment Group (SITAG) to look into a Regina agency that helps urban aboriginal people gain employment training.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/story.html?id=0299c7df-12dd-4dde-ab25-fd307d62d1bf&k=97447

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008837 Views

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Clarke wins – TheStarPhoenix

Clarke wins
RCMP officer beats NDP-turned-Liberal appointee Joan Beatty in byelection

By Janet French, TheStarPhoenix.com
Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Conservative candidate Rob Clarke landed a decisive win Monday in a northern Saskatchewan riding that has spent recent years flip-flopping between parties.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=41c139dc-0e04-4cb5-8c63-4328db8e4e7b&k=93698

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008782 Views

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Canadian project to explore climate change in the Arctic – Ice News

Canadian project to explore climate change in the Arctic
By Luna Finnsson on Mar 18, 2008 in Canada, Iceland, Science & Technology, Society

The British Council in Canada has chosen a Prince Edward Island high school to participate in its international climate change youth expedition to Iceland, reports the Guardian newspaper in Canada.

http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2008/03/18/canadian-project-to-explore-climate-change-in-the-arctic/

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008658 Views

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Mi’kmaq educator honoured – Chronicle Herald

Mi’kmaq educator honoured

By CATHY VON KINTZEL Truro Bureau
Tue. Mar 18

Marie Ann Battiste, a Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq working at the University of Saskatchewan, was one of 14 recipients at a 2008 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards gala in Toronto last week.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1044303.html

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BU Visual and Aboriginal Arts presents ‘Into the Open’ Exhibition at the Sutherland Gallery

BRANDON, MB – The Brandon University Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department and the Brandon University Fine Arts Students Association are proud to present the student art exhibit Into the Open from March 19 to March 29, 2008 at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art. This season’s last group exhibit will showcase artworks from all media, subjects, and course levels. An opening reception with refreshments will be held on Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008814 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief Responds to Sentencing of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Chief and Council

TORONTO, March 18 – On March 17, 2007 in Thunder Bay, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Chief Donny Morris, four Councillors, and a community member were sentenced by Ontario Superior Court Justice Patrick Smith to six month jail terms for contempt of an October 25, 2007 court ruling.

“I vehemently disagree with our people being jailed for defending their constitutional rights. The sentencing of Chief Morris and Councillors demonstrates all that is wrong with settling these issues through the Courts” stated Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse.

by NationTalk on March 19, 20081157 Views

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CIBC Marks 15th Year as Lead Corporate Sponsor of the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards

TORONTO, March 18 – CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) is pleased to sponsor the 15th annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Each year, the awards recognize outstanding career achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, in diverse occupations, including one award given to a lifetime achievement recipient and one for an outstanding youth achiever. In addition to recognizing some of the Aboriginal community’s brightest talents, the awards aim to build self esteem and pride and provide valuable role models for Aboriginal youth.

by NationTalk on March 19, 20081012 Views

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UBCIC & BCAFN Disappointed with Judicial Review of Paul Inquiry

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

VANCOUVER, BC, PRESS RELEASE–(March 18, 2008) – The Union of BC Indian Chiefs and BC Assembly of First Nations are calling on the Crown to cease in their efforts to proceed with a judicial review of Commissioner William Davies’ recent ruling in the Frank Paul Inquiry. Commissioner Davies ruled that the Criminal Justice Branch was included among the public bodies enumerated in the terms of reference and that the actions taken by the Branch in this case would be available for examination at the inquiry. This would relate to both the processes they followed and the decisions made when prosecutors reviewed the death of Frank Paul.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008923 Views

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The Government of Canada Encourages Canadians to Take a Stand Against Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA–(March 18, 2008) – The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, visited Halifax today to meet with community groups and stakeholders to promote the Government of Canada’s commitment to creating racism-free workplaces.

“As Canadians we expect more-more of ourselves and more of our society. We all have a responsibility-as workers, as employers and as citizens-to take a stand against racial discrimination,” said Minister Blackburn. “Providing equal access to employment opportunities makes Canada a more diverse country than ever before, and we are richer for the experience.”

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008782 Views

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Groups Call for Comprehensive Reform of Ontario’s Outdated Mining Laws

March 17, 2008 – With the Ontario legislature resuming sitting this week, over 30 groups and organizations are urging the government to overhaul its outdated mining laws and policies. In an Open Letter to the Premier, a wide range of social justice organizations, faith groups and environmental groups express their deep concern that the Mining Act in Ontario is taking precedence over human rights and ecological concerns.

by NationTalk on March 19, 20081060 Views

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The Government of Canada delivers support to help those who are homeless in Alberta

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, March 18, 2008 — Families and individuals in Alberta working to break free from the cycles of homelessness and poverty and building a stronger future for themselves are getting help from the Government of Canada.

Mr. Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced funding for 37 projects worth over $25 million in Alberta under the government’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS).

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008780 Views

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The Government of Canada delivers support to help those who are homeless in Saskatchewan

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, March 18, 2008 — Families and individuals in Saskatchewan working to break free from homelessness and poverty and build a stronger future for themselves are getting help from the Government of Canada.

Mrs. Lynne Yelich, Parliamentary Secretary and Member of Parliament for Blackstrap, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced that during the first year of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS), the Government has funded 19 projects worth over $3.6 million in Saskatchewan.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008786 Views

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Federal Charges Laid Against the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) for Wabamun Lake Spill

News Release

EDMONTON , AB – March 18, 2008 – Environment Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada have laid three charges against the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) under the federal Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and the federal Fisheries Act.

CN is charged with one count under subsection 5.1(1) of the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, for allegedly depositing a substance harmful to migratory birds in water frequented by birds, and two charges under subsection 35(1) of the Fisheries Act for the alleged harmful alteration, disruption, or destruction of fish habitat.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008906 Views

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The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples holds Community Meetings

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008

On Thursday, March 13, 2008 the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples held a community meeting at Masonic Lodge in Happy Valley – Goose Bay. The meeting was held to raise awareness about the Powley Decision and Powley Implementation, as well as to gather comments and concerns from various Metis communities.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008870 Views

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National Chief Pays Tribute to UN’s commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and issues the following statement:

March 18, 2008

“Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and this year’s theme Dignity and Justice – the Cornerstones of Combating Racial Discrimination, deeply resonates with First Nations people in Canada.

This past year, Common Experience Payments (CEP) to residential school survivors have been processed. While these payments do not erase the grave injustice experienced by many First Nations children and their families, its aim is to address the past indignity and injustice endured by many generations of First Nation children in residential schools. It is hoped that residential school survivors can work towards healing and strengthening their families and communities and begin to move forward.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008781 Views

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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nations’ Human Rights Violated: What’s Next?

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2008

“The Union of BC Indian Chiefs finds the jailing of Chief Donny Morris and all six council members of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation to be completely outrageous. Once again the Province of Ontario has jailed community members for protecting not only their territories but their fundamental human rights,” said Grand Chief Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. “Such brutal, heavy-handed and highly provocative sentencing by the Courts of Ontario shall only serve to exacerbate an already dangerously volatile situation.”

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008954 Views

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Important Invitation to all BC First Nations and Local Governments

To: Local Government Mayors, Chairs, and Administrators BC First Nations Chiefs and Administrators

From: UBCM Executive and First Nations Summit Task Group
Date: March 19, 2008

The Union of BC Municipalities and First Nations Summit are pleased to announce that funding for Regional Community to Community (C2C) Forums is now available for events between April 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009. This is an exciting opportunity and we invite you to respond by organizing an event in your area.

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Lac La Croix First Nation Partnership with Gemini Corp

Press Release – March 10, 2008

Lac La Croix First Nation partnership with Gemini Power Corp. On November 8, 2007 the final agreements were executed with Gemini Power Corp. to establish Gemini Power Corp. as an equity partner on the Namakan River Hydro Development Project. A ceremony was conducted on November 11th in the Lac La Croix Community roundhouse to bring life to the agreements.

Cultural Advisor and Elder, Kalvin Ottertail conducted the spiritual ceremony on behalf of the Council and Chief Leon Jourdain, that formally established the High Falls Development Partnership.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20083542 Views

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NAHO Fosters Dialogue on Health Impacts of Resource Extraction in the North

NEWS RELEASE
March 18, 2008
For Immediate Release

OTTAWA, ON —Participants at a roundtable on the health effects of resource extraction in the North are calling for more research to look into the impacts that such development has on the well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20081022 Views

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Health Policy Forum 2nd Notice

Please be advised, the Chiefs of Ontario is holding a Health Planning Forum in Toronto to be held on April 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2008. This Forum will be held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street, West, Toronto, ON.

The Chiefs of Ontario are inviting 2 reps per First Nation, the Chief or Proxy and the Health Portfolio Holder of the community. We will be covering rooms for this Forum. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for the first two days, and a hot breakfast on the last day with mid morning snacks.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20081033 Views

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Front-Line Workers Brainstorm On Sexual Exploitation Of Children

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March 18, 2008

Workshops in Winnipeg and Thompson yesterday and today were focused on finding solutions to child sexual exploitation, Family Services and Housing Minister Gord Makintosh said today.

The Manitoba Child Sexual Exploitation Summit: Front Line Voices workshops are bringing together youth service workers, police and justice officials, community groups, educators, Aboriginal groups and government agencies to develop strategies to support young people who are making positive changes in their lives and to help prevent others from being exploited, especially youth who are vulnerable and at risk.

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Canadian Television Fund Releases 2008-2009 Broadcaster Performance Envelope Allocations

TORONTO, March 17 – The Canadian Television Fund (CTF) will provide approximately $275 million to Canadian television producers for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. Through the Broadcaster Performance Envelope (BPE) system, the CTF will allocate $173 million to English-language broadcaster envelopes and $79 million to French-language broadcaster envelopes. These funds will support English and French programming in the genres of Drama, Children’s and Youth, Variety & Performing Arts, and Documentaries. The 2008-2009 BPE allocations are listed on the CTF website, www.ctf-fct.ca.

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“Global Currents” With Host Kevin Newman Returns With New Episodes Saturday, March 22 – 7pm ET/PT On Global Television

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TORONTO, March 17 – Global Currents, the Gemini Award-winning program hosted by Global National’s Kevin Newman, returns with a new slate of episodes.

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Preliminary hearing set for October in murder of NS aboriginal … – CBC

Preliminary hearing set for October in murder of N.S. aboriginal activist

Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 | 10:34 AM ET
Canadian Press: THE CANADIAN PRESS

TRURO, N.S. – Nine days have been set aside in October for the preliminary hearing of a man facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of an aboriginal activist.

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/Atlantic/080318/t031813A.html

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Time for Ottawa to chip in more cash for Caledonia occupation: Premier (CNews)

More cash from Ottawa needed for Caledonia occupation: McGuinty

By THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says it’s time Ottawa chipped in more cash for the mounting cost of the aboriginal occupation in Caledonia.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2008/03/18/5038476-cp.html

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Native leaders sentenced to jail in mining protest (The Globe and Mail)

Native leaders sentenced to jail in mining protest
Aboriginal umbrella group breaks off talks with provincial government over decision

BILL CURRY
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
March 18, 2008 at 4:21 AM EDT

OTTAWA — Native leaders from a remote Northwestern Ontario reserve were sent to jail in handcuffs yesterday for opposing mining on their traditional lands, as an opposition leader blamed the Ontario government for failing to resolve the conflict.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080318.wnatives18/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20080318.wnatives18

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First Nations Digital Preservation Project Gains Support – mediacaster

First Nations Digital Preservation Project Gains Support

The U’mista Cultural Society (www.umista.ca) in Alert Bay, B.C. is one of seven organizations receiving EMC Heritage Trust Project awards totaling US$100,000, EMC Corporation announced.

http://www.mediacastermagazine.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=81625&issue=03182008

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Chief jailed in mining dispute – Timmins Daily Press

Chief jailed in mining dispute

The Ontario government won’t give up trying to find common ground between an exploration company and a remote Northern Ontario First Nation despite the sentencing of an Aboriginal chief and five other members to jail on contempt of court charges, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant said Monday.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=947649

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B.C.’s Criminal Justice Branch wants judicial review of ruling in Frank Paul case – Hamilton Spec

B.C.’s Criminal Justice Branch wants judicial review of ruling in Frank Paul case

March 17, 2008
THE CANADIAN PRESS
The Canadian Press, 2008

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Criminal Justice Branch wants a judge to review a ruling made at an inquiry into the death of an aboriginal man about why two Vancouver police officers weren’t charged in the incident.

http://www.thespec.com/article/305900

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Four B.C. bands upset with ruling that sets aside aboriginal title argument – Prince George Citizen

Four B.C. bands upset with ruling that sets aside aboriginal title argument

(BC News) Monday, 17 March 2008, 16:33 PST
Greg Joyce, THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – The chiefs of four Interior bands are angry after a B.C. Court of Appeal ruled their claims of aboriginal title can’t form part of their defence against charges they logged in 1999 in contravention of provincial laws.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=123731&Itemid=559

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Caledonia dispute costing taxpayers more than $50M – CTV

Caledonia dispute costing taxpayers more than $50M

The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Ontario taxpayers have shelled out $50 million and counting for costs associated with the two-year aboriginal occupation of a housing development in Caledonia, including almost $500,000 to pay for the aboriginal negotiating team.

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20080317/Caledonia_costs_080317/20080317?hub=TorontoHome

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Aboriginal affairs minister ‘won’t give up’ after chief jailed over mining dispute – Hamilton Spec

Aboriginal affairs minister ‘won’t give up’ after chief jailed over mining dispute

March 17, 2008
THE CANADIAN PRESS
The Canadian Press, 2008

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Ontario government won’t give up trying to find common ground between an exploration company and a remote northern Ontario First Nation despite the sentencing of an aboriginal chief and five other members to jail on contempt of court charges, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant said Monday.

http://www.thespec.com/article/341029

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A Matter of Conscience

Monday March 17, 2008

An essay by Michael Patenaude on the sentencing of the Ardoch Algonquins and Paula Sherman and Bob Lovelace, and ahead of the sentencing of Shabot Obaadjiwan and settler (non-Native) protesters: “Sometimes in life one must look back in history for inspiration. This is especially true when current events overwhelm us and threaten to make us lose perspective.”

DONWLOAD A Matter of Conscience.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20081027 Views

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Students Who Make a Difference

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For Release, March 17, 2008

The Near North District School Board wishes to extend congratulations to the students selected as ‘Students Who Make a Difference.’ Students have been selected from three elementary schools and seven schools at the secondary level in celebration of being positive role models who demonstrate leadership in social justice issues. The Near North District School Board is taking part in the initiative through anti-racism education, events in the schools and an anti-racism poster contest.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20081086 Views

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Walk Tall Youth Conference April 1, 2 & 3, 2008

Crystal Meth
By Mark McLaughlin
We believe our children deserve to be “Forewarned” and thus “Forearmed” about Crystal Meth. Without knowledge about meth, kids become sitting ducks for the dealers and other uninformed associates. The workshop includes “Video by Jib” with strong graphic nature. Question and answer section about crystal meth will take place. Workshop open to all ages.

by NationTalk on March 18, 2008953 Views

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Millbrook Election 2008 Results

Congratulations to Chief & Council who have all been re-elected to serve the 2008-2010 term. Returning to Council this term includes the following:

Chief:

Lawrence Paul – 269

Council:

Colin Bernard – 230 votes
Loretta Bernard – 224 votes
Alexander Cope – 235 votes
Adrian Gloade – 232 votes
Barry Gloade – 221 votes
Clara Gloade,- 219 votes
Peter Gloade – 283 votes
Robert Gloade – 255 votes
Vernon Gloade – 200 votes
Lloyd Johnson – 236 votes
Barry Martin – 272 votes
Chris Nasson – 202 votes

All Election Results CLICK HERE.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20081005 Views

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Geothermal industry boosted by provincial initiative, new projects – CBC

Geothermal industry boosted by provincial initiative, new projects

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2008

Manitoba’s geothermal industry is on the rebound after the disappointing news that the systems wouldn’t be used in Winnipeg’s new Waverley West neighbourhood.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2008/03/17/geothermal.html

by NationTalk on March 18, 2008818 Views

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