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Miramar Announces Q3 Financial Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Nov. 9, 2007) – Miramar Mining Corporation (TSX:MAE)(AMEX:MNG) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2007. For the three month period, Miramar reported a consolidated net loss of $3.0 million or $0.01 per share compared to net earnings of $0.4 million or $0.00 per share for the same period in 2006. In the third quarter of 2007, the Company recorded a write down of $3.5 million on its investment in third party asset backed commercial paper (“ABCP”). The Company ended the quarter with cash and short term investments of $83.0 million. In the third quarter of 2007, the Company re-classified its investments in ABCP of $37.3 million from cash and cash equivalents to long-term investments.

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Petrobank Announces Record Production and Third Quarter Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Nov. 9, 2007) – Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. (“Petrobank” or the “Company”) (TSX:PBG) (OSLO:PBG) is pleased to announce record third quarter financial and operating results. Each of Petrobank’s three business units is operating on an accelerated growth profile. Both the Canadian and Latin American Business Units are setting new production highs fueled by light oil production growth. The Heavy Oil Business Unit has proven the THAITM technology in the Canadian oil sands and is now advancing our global THAITM business plan.

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Media Advisory – Education Minister to Visit Kenora Area

KENORA, ON, Nov. 9 – Education Minister Kathleen Wynne will be visiting with students, teachers and education officials in the Kenora area.
The minister will be available to the media.

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For further information: Michelle Despault, Minister’s Office, (416) 212-3747; Patricia MacNeil, Communications Branch, (416) 325-2676

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High levels of poisons found in water downsteam of oilsands -Edmonton Sun

High levels of poisons found in water downsteam of oilsands

Fri, November 9, 2007
By RENATO GANDIA, SUN MEDIA

High levels of cancer-causing toxins are being found in areas downstream of Fort McMurray’s oilsands, says a study commissioned by residents of Alberta’s oldest community.

Waters in Fort Chipewyan contain high levels of arsenic, the fish are contaminated with high levels of mercury and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons – another pollutant – are higher than they should be, said Kevin Timoney.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Alberta/2007/11/09/4642196-sun.html

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Inquiry begins Tuesday into 1998 alley death of Frank Paul -Canada East

Inquiry begins Tuesday into 1998 alley death of Frank Paul

CANADIAN PRESS
Published Thursday November 8th, 2007

VANCOUVER – A long – awaited inquiry begins next Tuesday into the case of an aboriginal man who died of exposure in December of 1998 after being taken out of the Vancouver police drunk tank.

Former B.C. Supreme Court Justice William Davies is heading the one-man commission into the death of Frank Paul and says he’ll submit his report to the B.C. government by May after hearing from more than 70 witnesses.

http://www.canadaeast.com/news/article/121697

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Dion Unveils the Liberal Plan to Win the War Against Poverty

November 9, 2007 TORONTO – Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion today unveiled a comprehensive plan to dramatically reduce the number of Canadians living below the poverty line by at least 30 per cent and cut in half the number of children living in poverty in five years. Mr. Dion called it the Liberal 30-50 Plan to […]

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Prime Minister addresses Vancouver Board of Trade and hails B.C. as Canada’s “Economic and political powerhouse on the Pacific”

7 November 2007
Vancouver, B.C.

In a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper discussed British Columbia’s growing economic and political importance within Canada and noted that the federal Government’s core priorities are in line with B.C.’s priorities.

“No national government has ever had such deep roots in this province,” Prime Minister Harper said. “And it is reflected not only in the composition of our Cabinet, caucus and party – but in the agenda our Government is pursuing to build a better Canada, and the increasing influence British Columbia brings to that process.”

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Status of Investigation Into the Shooting Death of RCMP Cst Douglas Scott

Iqaluit, NU — November 9, 2007 —The first phase of the investigation into the death of Cst Doug Scott is wrapping up today, with the departure of the forensic and investigative teams from Kimmirut.

The next phase involves analysis of the forensic evidence from the various crime scenes, and analysis of the statements of witnesses and community members.

by NationTalk on November 10, 20071149 Views

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Reconciliation Agreement Reached With Musqueam

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007OTP0173-001447
Nov. 9, 2007

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
Musqueam Indian Band

VANCOUVER – The provincial government has negotiated an agreement with the Musqueam Indian Band that, once finalized, will resolve three court cases, provide a framework for economic development and lay the groundwork for reconciliation, announced Premier Gordon Campbell today.

by NationTalk on November 10, 20071225 Views

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Labrador Metis Nation Annual General Assembly Resolutions

As per the Labrador Metis Nation Constitution (Article 24.b.) resolutions for the Annual General Meeting are posted in the communities and online at:

http://www.labradormetis.ca/home/121

Article 24.b.

A notice describing the resolutions will be sent to all communities 21 days prior to the date set for the host meeting by public posting in the communities and by advertisement as set out in Article 15.

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Local Indigenous Environmental and Sacred Sites Issues PUBLIC FORUM

Saturday, November 17
1-3:30 pm
University of Arizona College of Law
Room 140

The Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras (Indigenous Alliance Without Borders) invites the UA community and general public to a free public forum on local indigenous environmental and sacred sites issues to be held at the University of Arizona College of Law on November 17. Invited speakers include representatives of the Chiracahua Apache Alliance and Western Mining Action Network addressing mining issues in the San Carlos Apache community, the Gila River Alliance for a Clean Environment (GRACE), the Baboquivari Defense Project, and the Indigenous Environmental Network.

by NationTalk on November 10, 2007821 Views

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Nominations are being accepted for the 2008 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Literacy

Nomination Deadline: January 10, 2008

In 2008 the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Literacy recognizes exceptional achievement in literacy through two award categories:
• Leaders in Literacy Education
• Partnership for Literacy

In 1990 the late Honourable George Johnson, M.D., former Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba established the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Literacy to recognize exceptional achievement of an individual, group or project that has made a significant contribution to the field of literacy in Manitoba. The Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Literacy – Leaders in Literacy Education pays tribute to literacy practitioners, volunteers, instructors, teachers, researchers, project and programs that exhibit the highest standard of excellence, dedication, leadership, creativity, and accomplishment in the field of literacy.

by NationTalk on November 10, 2007864 Views

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TFN Land-Use Planning Process Update

TFN is pleased to provide membership with an update on the Land Use Planning process.

Click here to view Plan Update No.1

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Andrew Bak, Manager of Lands and Natural Resources at (604)948-5224 or email abak@tsawwassenfirstnation.com

by NationTalk on November 10, 20071057 Views

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Labrador Metis Nation Community Meeting Schedule

Communiity Meetings will be as follows:

North West River – November 16
Happy Valley – Goose Bay – November 18
Black Tickle – November 19
Cartwright – November 20
Labrador City – Wabush – November 22
Forteau – November 26
Red Bay – November 26
Mary’s Harbour – November 27
St. Lewis – November 27
Port Hope Simpson – November 28
Pinsent’s Arm – November 28
Charlottetown – November 29

Delegates will be elected at these meetings to attend the annual general assembly in Charlottetown.

Locations for meetings to be posted.

by NationTalk on November 10, 2007805 Views

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Fox Lake Memorial Commemorates Hydro “devastation”

Cree Nation erects monument in Gillam

November 7, 2007

On November 8 in Gillam, Fox Lake Cree Nation will dedicate a memorial to Fox Lake Members who passed away during 40 years of Hydro development in their Traditional Territory.

“We wanted to remember the people we lost during those years,” said Chief George Neepin. “Those years were very hard on our community and we have to acknowledge the devastation done to Fox Lake.”

by NationTalk on November 10, 20071077 Views

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MARIA Workshop – The Songs That Matter The Most: A Discussion With Buffy Sainte-Marie

DATE: 2007-12-07
TIME: 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Manitoba Music Industry Resource Centre
ADDRESS: 376 Donald Street

PANELISTS
Buffy Sainte-Marie

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This workshop will be a discussion about the songs that matter the most to Buffy Sainte-Marie, including when, why, where and how she wrote them.

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Live Web Casts from the Indigenous Peoples’ Border Summit II, San Xavier, Arizona November 7 – 10, 2007

Indigenous Border Summit responds to human rights crisis

Indigenous Peoples’ Border Summit of the Americas II, Nov. 7 — 10, focuses on human rights and right of mobility

SAN XAVIER, TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION — A human rights crisis for Indigenous Peoples living along borders in the Americas threatens their survival, with rapidly expanding militarization and new laws which limit their mobility in their ancestral territories.

by NationTalk on November 10, 2007913 Views

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The Second Annual Louis Riel Day Celebration: A Vancouver Festival of Métis Dance, Music and Culture

Compaigni V’ni Dansi announces the second annual Louis Riel Day Celebration, a festival of Métis culture to be held November 15, 2007 at the East Cultural Centre in Vancouver.

Last year’s Celebration, held at the Norman Rothstein Theatre, was an exciting blend of traditional and contemporary Métis culture. This year’s program promises to be even bigger and better with dance performances by the Louis Riel Métis Dancers; music by Don Freed and Sandy Scofield, poetry by Joanne Arnott and a special excerpt from The Crossing, Compaigni V’ni Dansi’s contemporary piece on the Métis resistance told from the heart of the Métis people.

by NationTalk on November 10, 20071007 Views

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MNBC Louis Riel Day Celebration

Upcoming Louis Riel Day Celebrations for November 15th, 2007

On behalf of the MNBC Leadership and Staff we would like to extend an invitation to attend an open house in honour of Louis Riel Day.

Date: November 16th
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: MNBC Head Office
Suite 905-1130 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6E4A4

Entertainment and Refreshments provided.

by NationTalk on November 10, 2007885 Views

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New Community Health Centre Officially Opened In Ilford

Manitoba News Release
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November 9, 2007

A new, $1.4-million community health centre was opened in Ilford today, ensuring better care continues to be available sooner and closer to home for residents of the remote community, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today.

by NationTalk on November 9, 20071142 Views

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Scholarships Open to Skilled Trades Students

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Education
November 9, 2007

Students enrolled in apprenticeship programs can now apply for the Alberta Centennial Scholarship. The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, said today that these scholarships will be used to further support skilled trades students.

“As our government works to expand the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador, we are looking forward to exciting new development projects and the opportunity for increased activity in our labour market,” said Minister Burke. “These scholarships will help students who see the excellent opportunities in skilled trades careers.”

by NationTalk on November 9, 20071149 Views

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Outstanding New Journeyperson Achievement Recognized

News Release – November 9, 2007

Forty-seven new journeypersons received an award for their outstanding achievement in the skilled trades. They were the top achievers from among the nearly 1,200 new journeypersons certified in the 50 trades in Saskatchewan between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007.

Increased awareness of the great career opportunities available in the skilled trades coupled with an economic boom and retiring baby boomers, has resulted in unprecedented growth in the trades. The total number of apprentices registered rose to 6,779 in 2006-07 up from 5,915 in 2005-06, a 14.6 per cent increase.

by NationTalk on November 9, 20071196 Views

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Province Addressing Justice Issues in Labrador

Justice
Executive Council
Aboriginal Affairs
November 9, 2007

The Provincial Government is making progress to improve the justice system and ensure appropriate levels of service for every Newfoundlander and Labradorian who must avail of the justice process, particularly in Labrador.

by NationTalk on November 9, 20071046 Views

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Rod Bruinooge, M.P at the Special Event – One Year After the First Nations Socio-Economic Forum

SPEAKING NOTES for an address by Rod Bruinooge, M.P. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians
at the Special Event – One Year After the First Nations Socio-Economic Forum
Montreal, Quebec
November 8, 2007

Check against delivery

It’s a pleasure to join you today. I want to thank you all for your ongoing efforts, working in partnership with our government, to improve the quality of life for people in First Nations communities throughout Quebec.

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Victory Nickel Announces Third Quarter Results, Provides Update of Activities

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Nov. 9, 2007) – Victory Nickel Inc. (“Victory Nickel” or the “Company”)(TSX:NI)(www.victorynickel.ca) today announced financial results for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2007. Achievements during and subsequent to the third quarter include:

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Media Advisory – The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations and First Nations Veterans Take Part in Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Nov. 9 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine will be joined by First Nations Veterans at the National War Memorial for the laying of the wreaths ceremony on Remembrance Day.

Date: Sunday, November 11th, 2007
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: National War Memorial, Ottawa

The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.

For further information: Joan McEwen, Director of Communications; (613) 241-6789 (242); (613) 324-3329 (c), jmcewen@afn.ca; Josee Bellemare, Bilingual Communications Officer, (613) 241-6789 ext. 336, cell (613) 327-6331, jbellemare@afn.ca

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Website Would Help Natives Find Work -The Halifax Herald

Halifax meeting hears that business people are in talks to get proposal off the ground

By CLARE MELLOR Business Reporter

A new aboriginal website could soon be up and running if John Paul has his way.

The website would link aboriginals to job openings in the Atlantic region and profile skills of those searching for careers, said Mr. Paul, executive director of the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nation Chiefs Secretariat Inc.

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NAN Leadership to Assemble in Timmins

THUNDER BAY, ON Thursday November 8, 2007: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Chiefs will gather in Timmins, ON next week for a NAN Special Chiefs Assembly on defining a bilateral relationship with the Government of Ontario to address various issues, such as resource revenue sharing, land use planning, and parks.

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Métis Nation of Ontario Update on Meetings of Four Members of the MNC Board of Governors

MNC President Elections

(November 8, 2007) — I had hoped that by today, I would be able to provide a definitive report on the outcome of our meetings last week in Ottawa. I would like to provide this brief update and advise that we should expect to hear a response to our proposals some time next week (the week of November 12, 2007).

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CAMSC Congratulates the 2007 Business Achievement Awards Winners!

The 3rd Annual CAMSC Business Achievement Awards on October 11th celebrated the outstanding success of Aboriginal and minority entrepreneurs and corporations committed to supplier diversity. The “Not a One-Night Stand” art exhibit created a buzz at the networking reception, exposing attendees to an outstanding sample of the talented minority and Aboriginal artists working across Canada. Emcees Ali Velshi, Senior Business Correspondent CNN, and Carla Robinson, Host, First People’s edition of Absolutely Canadian, co-hosted a full house at the Harbour Castle Westin, while Don Drummond, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, TD Bank Financial Group made sense of the numbers, providing an entertaining keynote address that emphasized the strategic importance of diversity and its contribution as an engine for Canada’s growth.

A special thanks to our Business Achievement Award sponsor Cisco, our gold sponsors Chrysler, IBM, and Kraft, reception sponsor EDS, and our many silver sponsors who made this celebration possible For photos of the Award Winners and the event, click here.

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Scholarships Now Available to Take AFOA On-line Course and Attend National Conference

AFOA is pleased to announce that scholarships are now available to take AFOA’s on-line courses and attend the National Conference through the Norman Taylor Memorial Aboriginal Financial Management Scholarship Program.

The Scholarships will cover registration costs for AFOA courses and/or registration and travel related costs to attend the National Conference. Scholarships are available for two applicants who wish to enroll in an AFOA course (semester begins February 4, 2008), and two applicants who wish to attend the National Conference (February 12-14,2008).

>Click here for more information on the Scholarship, Application Form and Guidelines. Fax your application to AFOA at (613) 722-3467 or mail to: AFOA, 1066 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4T3. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2007.

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After ministry reno, a resort retreat -The Times Colonist

After ministry reno, a resort retreat
Management gathering for deputy, 14 others had $20,000 price tag

Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist
Published: Friday, November 09, 2007

B.C.’s deputy children’s minister and 14 of her senior managers held a $20,000 retreat at a First Nations resort near Kamloops just months after completing a lavish renovation of their offices and boardroom in Victoria.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=8ef71c6c-7f8b-4c5e-9408-2e5ce1ffead6&k=18239

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Contaminated Soil Fouls Land near Reserve -The Times Colonist

Contaminated soil fouls land near reserve
Metchosin landowner demands compensation

Bill Cleverley, Times Colonist
Published: Friday, November 09, 2007

A Metchosin landowner whose property was polluted from tonnes of contaminated soil dumped on the neighbouring Beecher Bay Indian Reserve wants compensation for what he’s endured over the past year, his lawyer says.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/capital_van_isl/story.html?id=57bbd921-b471-40c5-9160-07c40371e269&k=83999

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Village Mourning its Loss -The Province

Village mourning its loss
Bylaw officer says he didn’t try to revive dead man

Richard Foot, CanWest News Service
Published: Friday, November 09, 2007

When Lloyd McDougall found Const. Douglas Scott just before midnight on Monday, the young RCMP officer was slumped in the driver’s seat of his police truck. There was shattered glass in the passenger-side window, and a bullet hole clean through the Mountie’s head.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=07181b7c-1fa1-452c-b87e-074d58f3cc1d

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Martin toils behind the scenes on cherished issues – Canada.com

Martin toils behind the scenes on cherished issues

Juliet O’Neill , CanWest News Service; Ottawa Citizen
Published: Friday, November 09, 2007

OTTAWA — Once deemed a one-man political dynasty, only to suffer the defeat of his short-lived minority Liberal government, Paul Martin finally appears to be coming out of his shell nearly two years later – but only so far.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/politics/story.html?id=4af391a9-2787-4359-8074-3b33cfbfb748&k=22275

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Government set to announce Musqueam resolution – Globe and Mail

Government set to announce Musqueam resolution

IAN BAILEY AND JUSTINE HUNTER
November 9, 2007

VANCOUVER, VICTORIA — The B.C. government is poised to announce today what the Aboriginal Affairs Minister calls a “fair and reasonable” resolution to a dispute over the urban Musqueam band’s claim to a golf course, but a critic of the deal says residents will be “outraged.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071109.BCMUSQUEAM09/TPStory/National

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Musqueam band to become owner of UBC golf course – Times Colonist

Musqueam band to become owner of UBC golf course

Christina Montgomery, CanWest News Service
Published: Friday, November 09, 2007

VANCOUVER — B.C. will give Vancouver’s Musqueam band the University of B.C. golf course and the band will keep it open for at least 40 years — but the fine print on the controversial provincial deal isn’t being released until today.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=ca33eacf-e2da-4c1f-abab-144952bc4b22

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First Nations aren’t winners in N.B.’s new gambling policy: chief -CBC

First Nations aren’t winners in N.B.’s new gambling policy: chief

NEW.BRUNSWICK (CBC) – Some First Nation leaders are saying the New Brunswick government’s new gambling policy missed an opportunity to help aboriginal people in the province.

Finance Minister Victor Boudreau announced on Thursday that the province will have one casino by 2010.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/071109/nb/nb_fn_gambling_1

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Funds to fix houses lacking, chief says; INAC offers assistance to … – Timmins Daily Press

Funds to fix houses lacking, chief says; INAC offers assistance to repair 14 of 26 mould-infested homes

Posted By Michael Peeling
Posted 1 hour ago

A solution to the mould problem for 14 Fort Albany houses is in the works, but the First Nation still seeks aid for repairs to 12 others.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=769524&auth=Michael+Peeling

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Monument pays tribute to First Nation veterans – Regina Leader-Post

Monument pays tribute to First Nation veterans

Elizabeth Huber, The Leader-Post
Published: Friday, November 09, 2007

CARRY THE KETTLE FIRST NATION — The daughters of William S. Thomson wanted to recognize their father, a veteran who enlisted in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in December of 1951.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=ca213171-0d0c-4650-b534-823ab105cefe

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First Nation votes carry clout in Sask. politics – StarPhoenix

First Nation votes carry clout in Sask. politics

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, November 09, 2007

Change has come once again to Saskatchewan politics. Wednesday’s election result comes as no surprise since polling over the past year has put the Saskatchewan Party in first place with a considerable majority.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/columnists/story.html?id=b5af1947-5ed4-4acd-82a3-0f198d8beace

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Strahl appoints adviser to review northern regulatory system -CBC

Strahl appoints adviser to review northern regulatory system

Last Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2007 | 2:56 PM MT
CBC News

Frequent complaints from mining and other development companies — and their critics — about the slow, inefficient regulatory process in the North have prompted Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl to appoint an adviser to find ways to improve the process.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2007/11/08/nwt-strahl.html?ref=rss

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Aglukark’s music resonates -Whistler Question

Aglukark’s music resonates

Juno-winning Inuit singer to perform next week in Whistler

By Reporter
Jennifer Miller jmiller@whistlerquestion.com

To encounter the beauty and poise of Canadian recording artist Susan Aglukark, it’s difficult to imagine the singer was ever uncomfortable in her public role. But Aglukark says it took her years of performing to feel at home on stage and to accept that she is, indeed, a career musician.

http://www.whistlerquestion.com/madison/WQuestion.nsf/WQentertainment/5F3631810A2EBEA68825738D00717C86?OpenDocument

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Cancer fears spark call to halt oilsands growth -National Post

Cancer fears spark call to halt oilsands growth
Study finds unsafe levels of carcinogens downstream from oil developments

Jon Harding, Financial Post
Published: Thursday, November 08, 2007

CALGARY — Aboriginal leaders living downstream of oilsands developments in Alberta’s northeast Athabasca region are renewing calls for a moratorium on new oilsands projects due to high levels of carcinogens found in water, sediment and wildlife.

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=ce711bbe-10d2-4c67-9d77-506d619edfbc&k=5393

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Education key to improving lives -Toronto Star

Education key to improving lives

South Asian Diwali Ball is raising money for Canada’s northern aborginal communities

Nov 08, 2007 04:30 AM
Stuart Laidlaw
faith and ethics Reporter

Krishna Veerappan knows the value of a good education. He can see it in his own family history, and he hopes this year’s Diwali Ball will help pass those lessons along.

http://www.thestar.com/article/274451

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Wall gave few early hints of interest in politics -Globe and Mail

Wall gave few early hints of interest in politics

Shifting from the left, voters choose youthful, charismatic leader of centre-right Saskatchewan Party to lead province

JOE FRIESEN
November 8, 2007

SWIFT CURRENT, SASK. — After 28 days on the campaign trail, Brad Wall spent the last uncertain hours on election day shopping for a new suit.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071108.PROFILE08/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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Native-schools payments backlogged in Ottawa -Globe and Mail

Native-schools payments backlogged in Ottawa

The Canadian Press
November 8, 2007

Ottawa — A swamped federal government is scrambling to clear a huge backlog of applications that has delayed payment of native schools compensation claims.

Since Sept. 19, more than 71,000 people who attended Indian residential schools have applied for their share of a $2-billion settlement program.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071108.NATS08-1/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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Heads rolling over Nunavut Business Credit Corp. report -CBC

Heads rolling over Nunavut Business Credit Corp. report

Last Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2007 | 1:24 PM CT
CBC News

The Nunavut government continued to reel from a damning auditor general’s report on the Nunavut Business Credit Corp., as Finance Minister David Simailak fired his assistant and accepted resignations from three of the Crown corporation’s board members.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/08/nu-nbcc.html

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Traditional Food Consumption Study Initiated in Municipality of Wood Buffalo

November 8th, 2007

Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) is pleased to
announce that research will begin next week on a Traditional Food Consumption Study, involving
Aboriginal Peoples in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Local community coordinators and interviews are in place to run from November 13 through December
1, 2007 in the communities of Conklin, Fort Chipewyan, Fort McKay and Fort McMurray.

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Native Dancers Turfed -The Winnipeg Sun

Native Dancers Turfed
‘Prejudice,’ says mom

Thu, November 8, 2007
By JULIE HORBAL, SUN MEDIA

Kim Houle is still struggling to explain the harsh realities of discrimination to her children and grandchildren after their aboriginal dance group was turfed from a charity event’s bill.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Winnipeg/2007/11/08/4639673-sun.html

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