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Government of Canada announces new clean-up project at Roberts Bay and Ida Silver Mine Contaminated Site

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Ottawa (November 19, 2007) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, announced Quantum Murry LP as the successful bidder for the $7.3 million Roberts Bay and Ida Bay Silver Mine clean-up project.

by NationTalk on November 19, 20071045 Views

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Stand Up Against Violence during Bullying Awareness Week 2007

Executive Council
Education
November 19, 2007

The issue of bullying is being given a national spotlight this week as individuals, schools, municipalities and community organizations are encouraged to recognize Bullying Awareness Week. This year’s theme is Stand Up, encouraging all groups to work together to take action to eliminate bullying in schools, workplaces, and communities.

by NationTalk on November 19, 20072882 Views

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MMF Pays Tribute on Louis Riel Day

NEWS RELEASE
For immediate release
November 15, 2007

WINNIPEG – Tomorrow, people of Manitoba and citizens from the Metis Nation Homeland, and friends of the Metis will continue our long tradition of remembering the death and honouring the life of past Metis Leader and Manitoba Founder Louis Riel.

by NationTalk on November 19, 20071199 Views

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Media Advisory – Launching of the FIRST NATIONS OF QUEBEC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES BLUEPRINT 2007 – 2017

WENDAKE, (VILLAGE-DES-HURONS), QC, Nov. 19 – The Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), Mr. Ghislain Picard, Ms. Guylaine Gill, Executive Director of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) and Dr. Stanley Vollant are hereby convening media representatives to a press conference, during which they will unveil the FIRST NATIONS OF QUEBEC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES BLUEPRINT 2007 – 2017. This event, which is part of the activities surrounding the Journées annuelles de la santé publique, will be followed by cocktails in the presence of many guests.

by NationTalk on November 19, 20071078 Views

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Minister Day Announces a Crime Prevention Project in the Niagara Region

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO–(Nov. 19, 2007) – Today the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, along with the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, announced close to $1.7 million in funding to support a crime prevention project in the Niagara region.

by NationTalk on November 19, 2007833 Views

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Land-claims trial takes unusual turn – Globe and Mail

Land-claims trial takes unusual turn

SID TAFLER
Special to The Globe and Mail
November 19, 2007

VICTORIA — B.C. Supreme Court Justice David Vickers has taken the extraordinary step of arranging a lockup for the fleet of lawyers involved in the Xeni Gwet’in Chilcotin native land-claims trial, sources say.

Mr. Justice David Vickers also plans to send his decision, expected as soon as this week, to the Queen’s Printer for an extended print run.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071119.BCWILLIAM19/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on November 19, 2007777 Views

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Diabetes a scourge to First Nations – Regina Leader-Post

Diabetes a scourge to First Nations

Doug Cuthand, The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, November 19, 2007

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

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=b29ca7fe-e69d-48ef-a7ba-7678abf99b33

by NationTalk on November 19, 2007846 Views

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Healing not punishment – Regina Leader-Post

Healing not punishment

Karen Brownlee, Leader-Post
Published: Monday, November 19, 2007

Getting tough on criminals may seem to many Canadians the appropriate way to reduce crime rates, but a conference recently held in Regina challenged that idea.

Participants attempted to answer the question “Will peace, restorative justice and human rights reduce crime?” Otto Driedger, one of those who organized the event for Friday and Saturday, said yes.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=0cf18351-3453-414d-8203-7c79193495af

by NationTalk on November 19, 2007900 Views

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NDP to set aside ridings for women, minorities in 2009 provincial election (The Canadian Press)

NDP to set aside ridings for women, minorities in 2009 provincial election

By The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – The NDP have kick-started their election campaign with a pledge to put more women and minorities into the B.C. legislature.

Although the next provincial election isn’t until 2009, NDP Leader Carole James said the enthusiasm that came out of the party’s weekend convention in Vancouver shows they are ready for a fight with the governing Liberals.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/071118/national/bc_ndp_minorities_1

by NationTalk on November 19, 2007735 Views

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Pros and cons of aboriginal gambling operations – Canada East

Pros and cons of aboriginal gambling operations

TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL
Published Monday November 19th, 2007

FREDERICTON – Boosters of a First Nations- run casino in New Brunswick can draw both encouragement and worry from other Canadian forays into aboriginal gambling operations.

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/front/article/131029

by NationTalk on November 19, 20071260 Views

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Media Advisory – AFN National Chief to Address Mining Day on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, Nov. 19 – AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine will serve as keynote speaker at this year’s Mining Day on the Hill. National Chief Fontaine and Peter R. Jones, Chairman of the Mining Association of Canada will make an announcement about a historic partnership between the Assembly of First Nations and the Mining Association of Canada.

by NationTalk on November 19, 2007942 Views

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Smoking kerfuffle riles city casinos -Calgary Sun

Smoking kerfuffle riles city casinos
Owners decry First Nation decision to dodge ban

By TARINA WHITE, SUN MEDIA

Calgary casino operators are fuming that First Nations consider themselves exempt from a provincial smoking ban taking effect in the new year.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2007/11/17/4663513-sun.html

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007760 Views

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Big thaw yields surprises -Toronto Star

Big thaw yields surprises

Nov 17, 2007 04:30 AM
Ed Struzik
ATKINSON FELLOW

KUSAWA LAKE, Yukon–High above the green-grey waters of Kusawa Lake in the southern Yukon sits an ancient swath of snow and ice. Biologist Gerry Kuzyk and his wife Kirsten were hiking up this steep, icy mountainside 10 years ago when a powerful barnyard smell led them to a mound of caribou pellets surrounding antlers sticking out of the snow.

http://www.thestar.com/article/276883

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007851 Views

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Landmark climate report released -Globe and Mail

Landmark climate report released

BOB WEBER
Canadian Press
November 17, 2007 at 3:53 PM EST

The Earth’s climate is warming at a quickening pace, with major implications for northern countries like Canada and threats of human suffering and species extinction around the globe, says a new report from a Nobel-winning UN scientific panel.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071117.wclimate1117/BNStory/National/

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007762 Views

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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART: KENT MONKMAN -Globe and Mail

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART: KENT MONKMAN

NADJA SAYEJ
November 17, 2007

Rarely does Canadian history go glam.

But it does this week at MOCCA, where Kent Monkman, a Toronto-based Cree artist, attempts to rewrite the record from the perspective of a gay aboriginal man. And it is nothing short of sassy.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071117.LISTINGSMAIN17/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007828 Views

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Dozens rally outside inquiry into aboriginal’s treatment -Waterloo Record

Dozens rally outside inquiry into aboriginal’s treatment

The Canadian Press
VANCOUVER

About two dozen people are holding a rally outside the Frank Paul inquiry, saying the public needs to be aware of how aboriginal people are treated.

Some held signs saying No More Police Violence and Justice for Frank Paul.

http://news.therecord.com/News/CanadaWorld/article/270924

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007707 Views

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Iqaluit receives $250K donation from U.S. foundation -CBC

Iqaluit receives $250K donation from U.S. foundation

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2007 | 5:16 PM CT
CBC News

The City of Iqaluit is looking for ways to spend a $250,000 donation from an American philanthropic foundation, although some of it is already earmarked for two worthy recipients at the organization’s request.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/16/iqa-fdn.html

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007731 Views

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Seton Lake Band, Governments Resolve Cut-off Claim

For Immediate Release
2007ARR0023-001479
Nov. 16, 2007

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

VICTORIA – The Seton Lake Indian Band has voted to ratify an agreement-in-principle to replace parcels cut-off more than 90 years ago from lands allotted to the Band. The agreement, reached between the Band, British Columbia, and Canada, resolves a historic grievance dating back to the McKenna-McBride commission of 1913-1916.

The agreement provides approximately 12.8 hectares (31.6 acres) of land to the Seton Lake Band, as well as $600,000. British Columbia will transfer a parcel of provincial Crown land and Canada will provide the financial component.

by NationTalk on November 18, 20071060 Views

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Kootenay Knitting & Nisga’a Knit & Apparel Corp. Kick Off Historic Business Relationship

VANCOUVER, Nov. 16 – Nisga’a Knit & Apparel Corp. announced today that it has purchased 29% of the shares of Kootenay Knitting Company Ltd. This historic business relationship is consistent with the Province of British Columbia’s high priority to improve the economic conditions of Aboriginal communities.

Nelson Leeson, President of the Nisga’a Lisims Government said that “we look forward to working with Kootenay Knitting in the creation of authentic and exciting products that will be proudly displayed on the world stage.”

by NationTalk on November 18, 20071304 Views

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Canada’s Environment Minister Welcomes the Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

News Release

Ottawa, November 17, 2007 – Canada’s Environment Minister John Baird today congratulated the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the release of its fourth and final report, covering key aspects of global climate change.

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007982 Views

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Cheslatta Carrier Issued Long-term Forest Agreement

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007FOR0171-001478
Nov. 16, 2007

Ministry of Forests and Range

BURNS LAKE – The Province has issued a long-term community forest agreement to the Cheslatta Carrier First Nation so it can continue building on its forestry successes of the past five years, announced Dennis MacKAY, MLA for Bulkley Valley-Stikine.

“Our goal for every community forest is that they create benefits and new opportunities for the entire community – and that’s exactly what has happened here on the Southside,” said MacKAY. “This new agreement provides the Cheslatta Carrier First Nation with long-term certainty and the ability to plan forestry operations up until 2032.”

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007978 Views

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Sisters in Spirit Community Engagement Workshop

Date: November 20, 2007
Time: 9:30 AM
Duration: Until 3:00 p.m.
Where: Bartley Residence, Conference Room A
Price: Free

For more Information Contact:
Jessica Blaauw
343-8879
gic@lusu.ca

Information:
The Sisters In Spirit community engagement and youth-focused workshops are designed to educate participants on the Sisters In Spirit initiative, operated by the Native Women’s Association of Canada. These workshops also engage community action to end racialized and sexualized violence against Aboriginal women. Registration Forms are available at the Gender Issues Centre, located in SC 0020.

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007919 Views

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Perpetual pipeline uncertainty – Canada.com

Perpetual pipeline uncertainty

Lisa Schmidt , CanWest News Service
Published: Sunday, November 18, 2007

INUVIK, N.W.T. — In a small wooden shed behind his home, a dust-covered William Gruben rubs a marble carving and searches for the right tool to coax a dancing bear from the milky stone.

The work requires a steady hand and patience, a virtue residents here need a great deal of these days, he says.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=b3c96f55-6e43-42da-95e7-1b6e46dfd1bf&k=9928

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007888 Views

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UN panel warns of climate impact – Canoe.ca

Sun, November 18, 2007
By CP

UN panel warns of climate impact

The Earth’s climate is warming at a quickening pace, with major implications for northern countries such as Canada and threats of human suffering and species extinction around the globe, says a new report from a Nobel-winning UN scientific panel.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/World/2007/11/18/4665088-sun.html

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007735 Views

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BC NDP aims to boost female, minority candidate numbers – Globe and Mail

B.C. NDP aims to boost female, minority candidate numbers

IAN BAILEY
Globe and Mail Update
November 17, 2007 at 10:02 PM EST

VANCOUVER — B.C.’s New Democratic Party have endorsed a policy to set aside some riding nominations for female and minority NDP candidates as part of a plan to boost the presence of these groups in the legislature.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071117.wbcndp1117/BNStory/National/home

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007728 Views

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The 2005 – 2006 Annual Report of the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association

November 16, 2007

2005 – 2006 Annual Report now available.

The 2005 – 2006 Annual Report of the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association is now available. Hard copy will be mailed upon request.

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by NationTalk on November 18, 2007916 Views

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Program keeping Nina’s dreams alive -Edmonton Sun

Help for aboriginal girls to reach their goals

A grieving mother hopes to help girls achieve the dreams that her own daughter wasn’t able to fulfil.

Peacha Atkinson’s 13-year-old daughter Nina Courtepatte was raped, tortured and murdered in April 2005 after being lured from West Edmonton Mall.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Edmonton/2007/11/18/4665468-sun.html

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007676 Views

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Trent U student wins Canada Post award (myKawartha.com)

Trent U student wins Canada Post award

Date: 2007-11-17
By Paul Rellinger

A Trent University student has been honoured with a Canada Post award that celebrates the hard work and determination of Aboriginal people to overcome personal, economic or social adversity in their pursuit of learning.

http://www.mykawartha.com/ka/article/22699

by NationTalk on November 18, 20071006 Views

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Victim needed medical help, inquiry hears (CTV.ca)

Victim needed medical help, inquiry hears

Updated Sat. Nov. 17 2007 8:37 AM ET
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — Police should have called an ambulance for an apparently unconscious Frank Paul instead of dragging him into the city drunk tank, then dumping him in an alley where he died, said a witness at an inquiry into the aboriginal man’s death.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071117/paul_inquiry_071117/20071117?hub=Canada&s_name=

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007710 Views

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Roundtable Objects to Seminole Compact

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 16 — The Florida Policy Roundtable objects to the deal Governor Charlie Crist signed earlier this week with the Seminole Tribe. Governor Crist needs to do more homework on the issue of Tribal Sovereignty and The Indian Gaming and Regulatory Act of 1988. The Governor has made a terrible decision by giving exclusive rights to Seminoles to operate casino games that will remain illegal for the rest of Florida. Granting “special rights” to tribes was not the intent of IGRA, and Governor Crist has created a state-guaranteed monopoly unlike any other.

by NationTalk on November 17, 2007852 Views

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Residential school victims won’t be shortchanged: minister -Montreal Gazette

Residential school victims won’t be shortchanged: minister
Full $1.9 billion is still available, Strahl says

ELIZABETH THOMPSON, The Gazette
Published: 14 hours ago

Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl moved to reassure residential school survivors yesterday that they will get the money to which they are entitled.

“The total of the $1.9 billion that was set aside for the common experience payment for residential schools students is available to them,” he told the House of Commons. “It is being processed and the money is being delivered as we speak. Eligible students are getting their money.”

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=8c1da191-8844-4032-aadc-559f84fa3f90&k=65393

by NationTalk on November 17, 2007829 Views

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Reserve mulls fight over smoke ban -Edmonton Sun

Reserve mulls fight over smoke ban
New provincial legislation includes native land

By ANDREW HANON AND NICKI THOMAS, SUN MEDIA

Lawyers for the Enoch Cree first nation and the River Cree Resort and Casino spent yesterday poring over Alberta’s Tobacco Reduction Act to determine whether they have a legal fight on their hands.

A spokesman for the resort, located on the Enoch reserve at the western edge of Edmonton, said River Cree’s managers are still confident the law banning smoking across Alberta doesn’t apply to native reserves, which are under federal jurisdiction.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Alberta/2007/11/16/4660210-sun.html

by NationTalk on November 17, 2007813 Views

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Councils/Piikani meet -Pincher Creek Echo

Councils/Piikani meet

By Jocelyn Mercer
Friday November 16, 2007

Councillors from both the Municipal District and Town held a groundbreaking meeting with elders from the Piikani Nation on Tuesday.

Town Mayor Gary Mills said the meeting, which took place at the elder’s centre in Brocket, was the first step in building a better relationship between the three communities.
While all three parties were optimistic they could work together more cooperatively, it is likely to be a slow process.

http://www.pinchercreekecho.com/News/354405.html

by NationTalk on November 17, 2007945 Views

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Tsuu T’ina looking to defy butt ban -Calgary Sun

Fri, November 16, 2007

Tsuu T’ina looking to defy butt ban

Members of the Tsuu T’ina First Nation don’t believe a provincewide smoking ban should apply to their land.

Peter Manywounds, a spokesman for the Calgary-area First Nation, lashed out yesterday against the government’s contention that public venues and workplaces on Alberta reserves must also butt out as of New Year’s Day.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2007/11/16/4660445-sun.html

by NationTalk on November 17, 2007701 Views

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Local film may captures attention -TB Television

Local film may captures attention

A locally produced movie made to help First Nation youth is now making an impression at film festivals south of the border. Seeking Bimaadiziiwin recently won Best Live Action Short at the American Indian Film Awards.

Seeking Bimaadiziiwin recently won Best Live Action Short at the American Indian Film Awards. Conceived by local psychiatrist, Dr. Paul Mulzer, the film was originally designed as a treatment tool for First Nation youth dealing with issues like depression, racism and suicide. Co-producer Dave Clement says the success of the film has opened the door for others like it.

by NationTalk on November 17, 2007784 Views

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Nuu-chah-nulth Elect New President -AChannel

Nuu-chah-nulth Elect New President

PORT ALBERNI – The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council elected a new President today. Former co-Chief Negotiator of the Maa-nulth Treaty Group, and Huu-ay-aht Whaling Chief Tom Happynook.

Happynook beat out four other candidates to lead the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC), a confederacy of 14 First Nations on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

http://www.achannel.ca/victoria/news_50442.aspx

by NationTalk on November 17, 2007882 Views

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Police receive honour for work with natives -Sudbury Star

Police receive honour for work with natives

Updated 5 hours ago

The Greater Sudbury Police Service is being internationally recognized for its program that enhances aboriginal and police relations, and encourages aboriginal students to pursue careers in policing.

At the recent annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the police service was a finalist in the 2007 Webber Seavy Award for Quality in Law Enforcement.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=780474

by NationTalk on November 17, 2007735 Views

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Aboriginal Services A Chief Concern At All Levels

November 15, 2007

Ottawa’s Aboriginal community is celebrating following an announcement to include the City of Ottawa in the Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS).

Ottawa’s Aboriginal community is celebrating following an announcement to include the City of Ottawa in the Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS). The announcement was made by Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians and makes Ottawa the 13th UAS pilot site. The announcement followed a highly successful Aboriginal Information Fair held at the Odawa Native Friendship Centre on October 25.

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Inuvik passes youth curfew -CBC

Inuvik passes youth curfew

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2007 | 10:38 AM CT
CBC News

The town of Inuvik in the Northwest Territories put a curfew in place this week for people under 16 years of age.

Town council passed the curfew bylaw Wednesday, in the hopes that it will cut down on vandalism and break-ins in the town of nearly 3,500.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/16/inuvik-curfew.html

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N.W.T. shelter braces for problems from residential schools cheques -CBC

N.W.T. shelter braces for problems from residential schools cheques

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2007 | 2:30 PM CT
CBC News

As former students of residential schools begin receiving compensation cheques from the federal government, front-line workers at a Yellowknife women’s shelter are getting ready for what they say could be busy and tough times ahead.

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

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Strahl denies report Ottawa dipping into residential schools fund -CBC

Strahl denies report Ottawa dipping into residential schools fund

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2007 | 10:33 AM CT
CBC News

The federal government has denied a report that it is using money earmarked for former residential school students to fund a different federal department.

The Montreal Gazette reported on Thursday that more than $82 million from the Indian Residential School Settlement Trust was moved to Human Resources and Social Development Canada.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/16/residential-schools.html

by NationTalk on November 16, 2007769 Views

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Conservatives Continue to Show a Lack of Respect for the Needs of Aboriginal Canadians

November 15, 2007

OTTAWA – It is completely unacceptable that the Conservative government is removing millions of dollars from the Indian Residential School Settlement Trust to fund other government programs, said Liberal Indian Affairs Critic Anita Neville today.

“This yet again shows a complete lack of respect to residential school survivors,” she said.

by NationTalk on November 16, 2007881 Views

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OTF and Ontario’s Aboriginal Communities: Learnings and Opportunities

Research Brief – 103

A word of thanks

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is profoundly grateful for the leadership of the late Clayton Shawana. Mr. Shawana was an OTF Grant Review Team Chair, assessing and recommending the allocation of community grants for the Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin and Sudbury region. He was a prominent businessman and a band councillor for many years. More recently he was the First Nations Estates Trustee and the Coordinator of the WCDG (Wikwemikong Community Development Group). He advocated strongly for this study and the Foundation’s continued engagement with First Nation people. Sadly he died before this work came to fruition.

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Learning Cities: Optimizing Economic and Social Well-being through Lifelong Learning for All

November 15, 2007

Cities are a magnet for Canadians and immigrants, who stream into them in ever-increasing numbers (See Figure 1).[1] The swelling population of urban centres—now home to 80% of Canada’s citizens[2]—reflects the economic, educational and cultural opportunities offered by cities. At the crossroads of people, ideas, and capital, cities are the engine of innovation, knowledge and national prosperity.[3] But Canadian cities currently face a number of important challenges, including: income inequality, integration of newcomers, maintenance of social cohesion, and civic engagement.

by NationTalk on November 16, 20071023 Views

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Millbrook & Melford Sign Investment & Consulting Agreements

News Release
For Immediate Release
November 16, 2007

Millbrook First Nation Band Council Chief Lawrence Paul today announced an investment by the Millbrook First Nation Economic Development Corporation in the Melford International Terminal Project at the Strait of Canso. Chief Paul announced the investment at a news conference today at the Glooscap Heritage Centre in Millbrook.

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Ontario Tour for Don Amero

Do is heading out on his first small tour in the coming weeks. He’ll be taking his not perfect, but faithful Saturn “Georgous Geroge” out on the road for a trip to Toronto and back. Here’s some places he’ll be playing:

November 24th Tryst in Winnipeg (Tour Kick off)
November 27th Loplops Lounge in Sault Ste. Marie
November 29th Drake Underground in Toronto (MARIA Showcase)
December 3rd Not My Dog in Toronto
December 5th Chapters in Guelph
December 6th The Freeway Cafe in Hamilton
December 9th Salsateria in Guelph
December 13th Ho Joes Cafe in Kenora

More gigs to come too!

by NationTalk on November 16, 2007863 Views

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AFN National Chief Demands Clarification

November 15, 2007

National Chief Phil Fontaine is looking for the government to clarify whether there was a transfer of funds from the Residential Schools Settlement Trust as reported by Elizabeth Thompson in the Gazette today.

“The confusion surrounding this issue needs to be resolved,” the National Chief stressed. “It is essential that the Government explain what has happened. I can not stress how important it is that any and all funds earmarked for the Residential Schools Settlement Trust be used for the compensation of survivors and for the other programs and activities dedicated to the Residential Schools issue.”

Contacts:

Joan McEwen, AFN Communications Director
613-241-6789 ext. 242 or cell 613-324-3329 or jmcewen@afn.ca

Nancy Pine, Communications Advisor – Office of the National Chief
613-241-6789 ext 243 or cell 613-298-6382 or npine@afn.ca

Josee Bellemare, Bilingual Communications Officer
613-241-6789 ext. 336 or cell 613-327-6331 or jbellemare@afn.ca

by NationTalk on November 16, 2007980 Views

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INFORMATION ADVISORY Re: Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement Funds Remain Fully Available to Common Experience Payment Applicants

Settlement Agreement
INFORMATION ADVISORY

Re: Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement Funds Remain Fully Available to Common Experience Payment Applicants

OTTAWA, November 15, 2007- Despite recent media reports to the contrary, we want to assure you that the Government of Canada is in no way taking money away from the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement to fund other programs.

by NationTalk on November 16, 20071488 Views

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Métis Centre Call for Recipes

Nov. 12, 2007 – The Métis Centre at NAHO is collecting new contributions for the second edition of its highly successful Métis Cookbook & Guide to Healthy Living.

Please send traditional or contemporary Métis recipes, with stories or photos to the address below. Remember to also include your name, address and phone number (and e-mail address where possible).All photos will be returned to the sender.

Send your recipes, stories or photos by December 28, 2007.

Email: mdyck@naho.ca
Fax: (613) 237-8707
Métis Centre – Recipe Collections
National Aboriginal Health Organization
220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1200
Ottawa, ON K1P 5Z9

For more information contact Miranda Dyck @ 1-877-602-4445 ext 518.

by NationTalk on November 16, 20071494 Views

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McGuinty Government Marks Louis Riel Day At Queen’s Park

15th Annual Celebration Honours Métis Culture, Language and Heritage

QUEEN’S PARK, Nov. 16 – Michael Bryant, Ontario’s new Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, invited everyone in Ontario to honour the culture, language and heritage of Métis people as he took part in the 15th Annual Louis Riel Day Commemoration Ceremony at the Ontario Legislature this morning.

by NationTalk on November 16, 20071161 Views

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