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Serpent River First Nation Leaders say “No” to Uranium Exploration

SERPENT RIVER FIRST NATION, ON, April 30 – It has come to the point where Serpent River First Nation leaders insist they want decisive action from the Ontario government on a list of matters pertaining to development in their traditional territory including the exploration of minerals, especially uranium.

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Premier responds on KI, Ardoch

Read the Premier’s response to letter by high profile Canadians in support of KI and Ardoch Algonquins.

>>DOWNLOAD Premier’s response.

Source: Wildlands League

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008951 Views

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BMO Financial Group Provides Lead Donation For UVic’s 1st Peoples House

Media Release
Date: April 30, 2008

The University of Victoria’s plan to create a centre of cultural and academic support for Aboriginal students is one step closer to reality thanks to a gift of $550,000 from BMO Financial Group.

by NationTalk on April 30, 20081410 Views

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New Agreement Focuses on Aboriginal Economic Development in Atlantic Canada

News Releases
April 30, 2008

(Sydney, NS) – It has often been echoed that the key in developing stronger economies is the ability to effectively obtain, use, and share information in efficient ways.

by NationTalk on April 30, 20082601 Views

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UBCIC Opposition to Introduction of Regional Aboriginal Authority Legislation – April 30, 2008

Open Letter to Minister Christensen

VIA FACSIMILE

Honourable Tom Christensen
Minister of Children and Family Development
PO Box 9057
STN PROV GOVT
Victoria BC
V8W 9E2

Fax: 250 387-9722

Dear Minister Christensen:

Re: Opposition to Introduction of Regional Aboriginal Authority Legislation – April 30, 2008

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs vehemently opposes the introduction of Regional Aboriginal Authority legislation into the British Columbia Legislature on Wednesday April 30, 2008.

by NationTalk on April 30, 20081157 Views

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To: First Nations Community Support Services Personnel

April 28, 2008

To: First Nations Community Support Services Personnel
From: Chiefs of Ontario Health Unit
Re: Case Management Training

Please be advised that the Chiefs of Ontario are pleased to announce that we are coordinating training sessions in regards to the DVD’s that were officially launched on March 30th. The DVD’s were created specifically for First Nations communities that offer programs under community support services. They will serve as an important visual tool for First Nation communities and workers that deal with issues such as palliative care, end of life and case management.

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008957 Views

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Samson Cree Nation Curfew Bylaw

For immediate release – April 30, 2008

Samson Cree Nation (Alberta) B Samson Cree Nation Chief and Council announced today that it has amended its Curfew Bylaw. The 10:00 p.m. curfew applies to youth from 12 to 17 years of age and has been put into place by the Samson Cree Nation as an additional tool to aid in fighting crime.

by NationTalk on April 30, 20083705 Views

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Caledonia talks won’t be derailed : McGuinty – Orillia Packet

Caledonia talks won’t be derailed : McGuinty

Posted By Chinta Puxley

Blockades that cut off highways and vital rail lines won’t stop Ontario from negotiating with aboriginal protesters to resolve outstanding land claims and end a two-year occupation, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday.

http://www.orilliapacket.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1007496

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Children ask judge not to jail mom – Sudbury Star

Children ask judge not to jail mom

Posted By Bob Vaillancourt

Brenda Batisse was desperately fixated on acquiring a baby to save the only good relationship she had in her life, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Jean-Guy Gagnon told her sentencing hearing Tuesday.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1006900&auth=Bob+Vaillancourt

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008720 Views

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Record-setting quarterback Sacobie among five Gee-Gees eligible … – RDS

Record-setting quarterback Sacobie among five Gee-Gees eligible for CFL Draft

OTTAWA – uOttawa record-setting quarterback Josh Sacobie is one of five Gee-Gees hoping his name will be called at Wednesday’s CFL Canadian college draft.

http://www.universitysport.ca/e/story_detail.cfm?id=11866

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008709 Views

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Teen thrilled to win same award mom won last year – Edmonton Journal

Teen thrilled to win same award mom won last year
Chesare Cardinal takes Esquao honours

Clara Ho, The Edmonton Journal

EDMONTON – Last year, Chesare Cardinal’s heart swelled with pride as she watched her mother accept an Esquao Award for her work in youth sports and recreation.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=e275522e-44e0-4c8b-9353-00be0d47174d&k=33337

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008684 Views

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Chiefs to review offer to reinstate Ahenakew – Chronicle Herald

Chiefs to review offer to reinstate Ahenakew

By SUE BAILEY The Canadian Press
Wed. Apr 30 – 4:47 AM

OTTAWA — The head of the embattled Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says chiefs will review a widely panned move to reinstate David Ahenakew as a federation senator.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/1052924.html

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008732 Views

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Kashechewan Natives Can Begin Going Home – Globe and Mail

IN BRIEF
Kashechewan natives can begin going home

The Canadian Press
April 30, 2008

Stratford, Ont. — Hundreds of evacuees from the Northern Ontario Kashechewan First Nation will start returning home as early as today as officials now say the worst of the region’s flooding is over.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080430.NATS30-1/TPStory/TPNational/Ontario/

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008693 Views

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Ottawa Calls on B.C. Natives to Ration Sockeye Catch – Globe and Mail

FISHERIES
Ottawa calls on B.C. natives to ration sockeye catch

MARK HUME
April 30, 2008

VANCOUVER — Sockeye returns to the Fraser River this summer will be so poor that the federal government has asked 94 native bands in the watershed to come up with a catch-sharing plan that, for the first time, may involve “salmon rationing.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080430.BCSALMON30/TPStory/Environment

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008637 Views

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Ontario North Gunning for Gold at Aboriginal Championships – Sault Star

Ontario North gunning for gold at aboriginal championships

Posted By Ben Leeson

She didn’t want to come right out and say it, but Chasity Sinclair could feel it.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1007558

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008687 Views

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Woodstock First Nation compensated for land claims dating back almost 100 years – Victoria Star

Woodstock First Nation compensated for land claims dating back almost 100 years

After nearly 25 years of negotiations, the Woodstock First Nation finally received financial compensation for lands lost over the past century.

http://victoriastar.canadaeast.com/lifestyle/article/282112

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008630 Views

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Ahenakew Affair Will Alter FSIN Processes: Joseph – StarPhoenix

Ahenakew affair will alter FSIN processes: Joseph

Chris Purdy, The StarPhoenix
Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) will follow a clearer, more open voting process if another resolution is made in the future to reinstate disgraced former leader David Ahenakew as a senator.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/story.html?id=ce6c2226-c3ad-4bb5-94c8-eae0dfdb1fee&k=33950

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008811 Views

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32nd A.N.A.C General Meeting Election Notice: 2007

August 16, 2008
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Election Notice: 2007

This business meeting is an opportunity for members to obtain updated information on the activities of the Association, meet the Directors in person and vote for the next term candidates.

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008936 Views

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Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Discusses ways to more Effectively Promote Countries’ Implementation of Declaration on Rights

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Seventh Session
10th Meeting (AM)

Delegates Underscore Need for National Governments to Protect People over Profits

Hearing from delegates on the multiple ways in which their respective countries had failed to implement the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, despite having supported its adoption, members of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues discussed today how the body could be more effective in encouraging implementation.

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008901 Views

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NorthWords Writers Festival – June 12-14, Yellowknife NWT

Our History Through Stories
NorthWords Writers Festival – June 12-14, Yellowknife NWT

Come celebrate Our History Through Stories at the 3rd Annual NorthWords Writers Festival June 12 to 14 in Yellowknife. The festival showcases Aboriginal and Northern writers and features open mikes, workshops, readings at a closing gala, and more.

by NationTalk on April 30, 20082286 Views

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Keeping in Touch – Message from the Minister – April 29, 2008

Dear Chief and Council,

This week I was in New Brunswick to celebrate two settled claims and an exciting Memorandum of Understanding on education with the province and 15 First Nations. I will write you with all the details on that shortly, but today I am writing you about a significant event that took place on Friday, March 28, in Kuujjuaq, QC.

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008880 Views

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B.C. Pilots Job Exchange Program for Aboriginal Youth

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008CFD0019-000654
April 29, 2008

Ministry of Children and Family Development

VICTORIA – A new work exchange pilot program for Aboriginal high school students will give them a unique opportunity to explore careers in the social services field, announced Children and Family Development Minister Tom Christensen today.

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Province Launches Immediate Investigation after Waterfowl Land on Syncrude Tailings Pond

April 29, 2008

Edmonton… The Alberta government is investigating why deterrents were unable to prevent 500 migratory waterfowl from landing on a tailings pond north of Fort McMurray.

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008842 Views

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32nd Aboriginal Nurses Conference

August 14-15, 2008
Halifax, Nova Scotia
“Embracing the Diverse Roles of Aboriginal Nurses”
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LOCATION:-
Delta Halifax
1990 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1P2

Tel: 902-425-6700
Fax: 902-492-6405
Toll free: 877-814-7706

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008981 Views

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Métis Veterans Committee Formally Established

Date: Monday, April 28th, 2008
For Immediate Release

(Vancouver, BC) – Métis Nation British Columbia’s (MNBC) took an important step this past week to initiate the first ever recognized standing committee for Métis veterans.

by NationTalk on April 30, 20081014 Views

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Martin’s Kelowna Accord “Fundementally Flawed”

“Political expediency” doomed the deal to failure

(Ottawa, ON – April 17, 2008) Paul Martin’s repeated call for the Conservative government to implement the so-called Kelowna Accord is fundamentally flawed due to the removal of accountability measures originally committed to by the former Prime Minister’s Government.

by NationTalk on April 30, 20082019 Views

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First Nation Child and Family Caring Society Summer 2008 Newsletter

Consider attending our upcoming knowledge conference entitled Caring across the Boundaries: Bridging Knowledge Gaps, Services and Policies to Support First Peoples Child Welfare and Health. This two and half day knowledge conference will address information gaps affecting child welfare and health services, practices and policies to First Peoples children, families and communities dealing with disabilities and special needs, FASD, mental health and addiction needs in the care of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal child welfare agencies. This two and ½ day event will be held in the spring of 2008 with special invitation to various scholars, practitioners, as well as professional and community experts in the both the child welfare and health fields from across Canada who can shed light on the need to collaborate on understanding how to address and provide solutions for closing the gaps in knowledge, services and policies across these two fields. Presenters will prepare papers based on their knowledge and research for publication in the December 2008 issue of the First Peoples Child & Family Review online journal. Printed copies of the journal along with a video CD of this event will be widely disseminated to all conference participants including distribution to Aboriginal CFS agencies, universities and other health and non-profit organizations across Canada to ensure knowledge transmission on the issues highlighted in this knowledge conference. For more information about this conference visit http://www.fncaringsociety.com/cab-conference.

>>DOWNLOAD FNCFCS Summer 2008 newletter.

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008939 Views

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More Staking in the Boreal Forest as Conflict Reigns

Group calls for rules for development to protect ecologically sensitive ecosystems

TORONTO, April 30 – Today, CPAWS Wildlands League, a conservation group, is calling on the province to halt mineral exploration in the Boreal Forest so that the government can design and implement rules for development. The group issued the statement after learning about new staking being conducted by the same mineral exploration company that sued Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug for $10 Billion. The company sought and won jail time for community leaders that opposed drilling. The KI Six, as the community leaders are known, have already served 7 weeks of their 6 months jail terms for refusing to allow a drilling project to proceed on their lands.

by NationTalk on April 30, 2008997 Views

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U of M Women’s Basketball Team Seeks Additional Funding for Running with the Bison Initiative That’s Running on Empty

WINNIPEG, April 30 – Head coach Pam Danis, smiles as she watches the young Skownan First Nation basketball players running confidently alongside the Bison Women’s Basketball team. Thanks to a $5,000 grant from the True Sport Community Fund, the two teams have forged a relationship that is organized around keeping Aboriginal youth in school through sport.

by NationTalk on April 30, 20081288 Views

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Tamerlane Reports Financial Results For The Full Year 2007

– Company also provides Pine Point Project update –

BLAINE, WA, April 29 – Tamerlane Ventures Inc. (TAM: TSX-V) announces a net loss of C$2.4 million or $0.06 per share, for the fully year ended December 31, 2007. As at December 31, 2007 the Company had working capital of C$3.9 million. Tamerlane’s Consolidated Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2007 are available for viewing on SEDAR’s website at www.sedar.com.

by NationTalk on April 30, 20081173 Views

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Newfoundland and Labrador Continues to Invest to Lead the Country in Poverty Reduction Initiatives

Executive Council
Human Resources, Labour and Employment
Health and Community Services
Innovation, Trade and Rural Development
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
Education
Justice

April 29, 2008

The Williams Government continues to act on its commitment to alleviate, prevent and reduce poverty in the province with new measures that focus on improving earned incomes, strengthening the social safety net and supporting youth at risk. Budget 2008 provides an additional $9.6 million in new Poverty Reduction Strategy initiatives and this funding is in addition to the $2.4 million announced April 1 to index basic income support rates. That brings the total investment in the current fiscal year to $12 million and once fully implemented in 2009-10, the Provincial Government’s annual investment in poverty reduction will be more than $100 million.

by NationTalk on April 29, 20081376 Views

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Road Closures Conclude Peacefully

ORILLIA, ON, April 29 – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has announced that the Highway 6 Bypass in Caledonia has reopened, bringing the five-day road closure to a peaceful conclusion.

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Red Cross Helping Families Reconnect with James Bay Evacuees

TORONTO, April 29 – Red Cross disaster management teams are working across northern Ontario and Perth County to assist evacuees from Fort Albany and Kashechewan and the Red Cross would like to advise the public that anyone concerned about the location or well-being of evacuated family members can now send an inquiry through the Red Cross.

by NationTalk on April 29, 20081060 Views

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New Aboriginal Youth Writing Award

McGuinty Government Names New Youth Award in Honour of Former Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman

TORONTO, April 29 –

NEWS

Aboriginal youth are being invited to submit their best piece of creative writing to the James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award.

by NationTalk on April 29, 20081916 Views

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Timely Original Movie Elijah Premieres May 25 on CTV

“NO”: One Word Changes a Nation in the Timely CTV Original Movie Elijah, May 25

— Billy Merasty, Gabrielle Miller, Maury Chaykin and Lorne Cardinal star in homegrown David and Goliath story —

— Nominated for eight 2008 Leo Awards —

TORONTO, April 29 – The Meech Lake Accord: a political crisis that left the country teetering on the edge. It’s a subject that might put some high school students to sleep, but not in Elijah, the spirited tale of a reluctant hero who went on to change the course of Canadian history – with a feather. The timely, two-hour CTV Original Movie takes a smart and lighthearted look at an important historical moment, digging underneath the constitutional crisis of the time to reveal a true homegrown David and Goliath story. Scheduled to mark the anniversary of the Meech Lake Accord in early June, Elijah premieres Sunday, May 25 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings).

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Strahl stands by decision not to move reserve – Toronto Star

Strahl stands by decision not to move reserve

Apr 29, 2008 04:30 AM
Richard Brennan
Emma Reilly
Staff Reporters

OTTAWA–The fourth flood-related evacuation of Kashechewan reserve in four years hasn’t convinced Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl that the James Bay community needs to be moved.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/419388

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008697 Views

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‘Come to terms and move forward’ – Montreal Gazette

‘Come to terms and move forward’
LaForme to lead truth commission

NORMA GREENAWAY, Canwest News Service

The aboriginal judge appointed to head a federal truth and reconciliation commission exploring the legacy of “horrendous” abuse in residential schools says he hopes the process will allow the country to come to terms with its past and move forward.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=303635cf-6052-401d-8d29-44a7206b5859&k=86178

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008713 Views

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Grave yields missing woman’s body; It may take weeks to determine cause of ‘suspicious’ death – Brantford Expositor

Grave yields missing woman’s body; It may take weeks to determine cause of ‘suspicious’ death

Posted By Vincent Ball

The search for a missing Six Nations woman has come to a heartbreaking end.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1005464

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008631 Views

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‘This shouldn’t be allowed’; New blockade near Caledonia sparks fresh frustration – Brantford Expositor

‘This shouldn’t be allowed’; New blockade near Caledonia sparks fresh frustration

Posted By Chinta Puxley

A renewed Six Nations blockade of a southern Ontario highway is pushing residents to the brink and is paving the way for a repeat of violent clashes between protesters and town residents, Haldimand’s mayor said Monday.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1005463

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008752 Views

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BC150 & First Nations – Vancouver Sun

BC150 & First Nations
British Columbia is celebrating its 150th birthday.

Vancouver Sun
Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2008

If you are of First Nation’s ancestry, share your family’s journey over the last 150 years. Did your family travel or stay in one area?

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=c3ada0ce-e5c9-4217-81e6-48492284878d&k=46181

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008785 Views

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PM’s Aboriginal ‘sorry’ turns oldie into goldie – Toronto Star

PM’s Aboriginal ‘sorry’ turns oldie into goldie

Apr 29, 2008 04:30 AM
Tim Johnston
New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia–An overtly political song about racial reconciliation with Australia’s disadvantaged Aboriginal minority that is not even for sale at any conventional record store has reversed generations of record-industry wisdom by becoming the fourth biggest-selling recording in Australia last week.

http://www.thestar.com/article/419377

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More solidarity protests promised – Hamilton Spec

More solidarity protests promised
Blockade at Highway 6 bypass still standing in Caledonia

Dana Brown
The Hamilton Spectator
CALEDONIA (Apr 29, 2008)

A Six Nations spokesman warns that supportive protest actions on a “grander scale” are coming, as a committed Iroquois Confederacy continues to stand together.

http://www.thespec.com/article/361474

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008606 Views

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Cape Breton represented at National Federal Contaminated Sites … – Cape Breton Post

Cape Breton represented at National Federal Contaminated Sites

VANCOUVER – Three Unama’ki construction companies from Cape Breton are in Vancouver this week to participate in the National Federal Contaminated Sites Workshop.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=130283&sc=145

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008770 Views

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Aboriginal protesters charged in Deseronto appear in court – St. Catharines Standard

Aboriginal protesters charged in Deseronto appear in court

Two of four protesters charged after last week’s melee involving provincial police officers along Deseronto Road walked out of court Monday into the arms of waiting family members.

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1006067

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008753 Views

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Kashechewan Damage ‘Minimized’ – Globe and Mail

KASHECHEWAN DAMAGE ‘MINIMIZED’

The Canadian Press
April 29, 2008

OTTAWA — Infrastructure improvements have “minimized” flooding in the Northern Ontario aboriginal community of Kashechewan, and the native band wants to continue living on the floodplain, Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl said yesterday as the evacuation of the 1,500-member community continued.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080429.EVACUATE29/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008770 Views

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Indian, Jewish groups to discuss Ahenakew – Globe and Mail

Indian, Jewish groups to discuss Ahenakew

The Canadian Press
April 29, 2008

Ottawa — The Federation for Saskatchewan Indian Nations has requested a meeting with a prominent Jewish group to discuss the proposed reinstatement of disgraced aboriginal leader David Ahenakew.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080429.NATS29-4/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008700 Views

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N.W.T. ready with new plan to crack down on illegal squatters – CBC

N.W.T. ready with new plan to crack down on illegal squatters

The Northwest Territories government has a new plan to get tough on land squatters around Yellowknife, as area residents notice many cabins and even full-fledged homes going up on Crown land without permission.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/04/29/nwt-squatters.html

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008651 Views

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Judge orders U.S. government to decide polar bear listing – CBC

Judge orders U.S. government to decide polar bear listing

A U.S. federal judge has ordered the Interior Department to decide within 16 days whether polar bears should be listed as a threatened species because of global warming.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/04/29/polarbear-us.html

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008791 Views

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Government Continues Strong Commitment to Labrador Through Northern Strategic Plan

Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
Tourism, Culture and Recreation
Justice
April 29, 2008

The Northern Strategic Plan for Labrador (NSP) continues to demonstrate that by working together, citizens, government, and communities can achieve positive change.

In keeping with the mandate of the NSP to improve infrastructure and programs and services throughout the region, approximately $66.5 million will be invested to continue progress on the Trans Labrador Highway (TLH) and to improve local roads. This includes $45 million in cost-shared funding for widening and hard-surfacing Phase I of the Trans Labrador Highway ($22.5 million from the province) and $17 million for construction of Phase III. A further $4.5 million will be allocated under the Provincial Roads Improvement Program for various projects throughout Labrador.

by NationTalk on April 29, 20081201 Views

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Investments in Education Promote a Strong, Secure Future for Province’s Youth

Education
April 29, 2008

Investments in the province’s K-12 and post-secondary education system in Budget 2008 will help the students of Newfoundland and Labrador take full advantage of the sustained economic and social growth of the province and secure a promising future.

by NationTalk on April 29, 20081004 Views

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