S Mainstream Aboriginal Related News

Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Happy Birthday to a Woman of Honour – Huffington Post Canada

10/03/2013 Last July, I blogged about my work with First Nations in Ontario to honour the Crown’s connections with Aboriginal Canadians and to bear witness to the people, their history, and their cultures. I wrote about the Lieutenant Governor’s Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps and mentioned that, at the time, my wife Ruth Ann had just returned from visiting one of these […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2013528 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

EU court rejects Inuit appeal against seal fur ban – Phys.Org

“The court dismisses the appeal in its entirety,” the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice said in a final ruling issued after an appeal against a September 2011 decision from its general court. That court had refused at the time to hear a challenge brought by 17 organisations, including Canada’s largest Inuit group, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). The […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2013363 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

DALVision profile: A new minor in Aboriginal Studies – DAL

October 2, 2013 It’s not always easy for students interested in Aboriginal subjects to find their way through the university. While there are a handful of classes at Dal in various Faculties addressing Aboriginal or Indigenous topics, undergrads are often forced to integrate their interests into assignments for unrelated courses. That’s about to change thanks […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2013504 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Council candidates have their first say – Lethbridge Herald

October 2, 2013 Almost everyone promised fiscal responsibility.  But Wednesday night, candidates for Lethbridge city council also spoke out in favour of a new convention/exhibition facility, a new performing arts centre, and improved transit service. An overflow crowd heard 26 of 29 candidates make their pitch at the downtown library, as the Southern Alberta Council […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2013576 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Mandatory training in aboriginal experience urged – Vancouver Sun

OCTOBER 3, 2013 The chairman of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission says all professions should have to undergo mandatory training about residential schools as the country tries to undo some of the deep-seeded trauma inflicted by the policy to “take the Indian out of the child.” Justice Murray Sinclair told a suicide prevention conference in […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2013414 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Christy Clark warns Canada unprepared for tanker oil spills – CBC.ca

Oct 02, 2013 If a tanker were to spill oil off the coast of British Columbia today, the federal government would not have the resources to handle a large-scale disaster, warns B.C. Premier Christy Clark. In an interview with CBC chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge, Clark sounded the alarm over Canada’s inability to handle a major coastal oil spill now, let alone […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2013344 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

First Nations continue to strengthen resource rights – Labeau – Creamer Media’s Mining

2nd October 2013 TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – On August 26, a Canadian federal court rejected arguments made by the Hupacasath First Nation that the federal government had a duty to consult the band before approving the Canada-China foreign investment promotion and protection agreement (CCFIPPA). Located in central Vancouver Island, the Hupacasath maintained the duty was triggered […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2013391 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

UN Indigenous peoples rapporteur to hold Ottawa press conference … – APTN National News

02. OCT, 2013 OTTAWA–The UN special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples is scheduled to hold a press conference in Ottawa the day before the Harper government delivers its Throne Speech setting the agenda for the next parliamentary session. James Anaya is scheduled to appear on Oct. 15 at the National Press Theatre at […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2013585 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Aboriginal leaders issue eviction notice to shale gas testing company – CTV News

October 2, 2013 Aboriginal leaders have issued an eviction notice to the company exploring for gas in New Brunswick, saying they weren’t consulted before permits were issued. A new protest site has popped up near Rexton, attracting hundreds of protesters since Sunday. The protesters are blocking access to a compound where shale gas testing trucks […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2013429 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Culturally’ unfit Winnipeg couple allowed to keep Métis foster child … – National Post

02/10/13 A Winnipeg couple accused of being “culturally” unfit to raise a Métis foster child have successfully blocked efforts to have the child seized — although the pair’s Filipino heritage may stand in the way of their efforts to make the boy their legal son. “[The boy] loves his foster parents and they love him,” […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2013496 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Here’s what to look for in the throne speech, says Stephen Harper’s … – Calgary Herald

OCTOBER 2, 2013 OTTAWA — The Oct. 16 throne speech will likely address long-awaited greenhouse gas regulations for the energy sector, pledge reforms to disastrous defence procurement, and promise significant changes to the aboriginal file and election laws, says a former communications director for Stephen Harper. Conservative strategist Geoff Norquay, in a piece penned for […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2013486 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Indigenous people most at risk of cancer: report – ABC Online

A new report has found Indigenous Australians are 50 per cent more likely to die from cancer than non-Indigenous people. Oct 3, 2013 It also reports that survival rates for Indigenous people diagnosed with cancer are 12 per cent lower than others. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in Canberra today released results of […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2013432 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Indigenous imprisonment rates: Australia needs better sentencing – The Guardian

The high court found that social disadvantage should be taken into account in sentencing, but sadly provided no answers regarding the disproportionate imprisonment of Aboriginal people 3 October 2013 Yesterday Australia’s high court found that social disadvantage should be taken into account in sentencing, and does not diminish over time. Lawyers for William Bugmy,an Aboriginal man who had intentionally caused grievous […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2013460 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Indigenous Boomerang Festival to showcase arts from tomorrow – Northern Star

3rd Oct 2013 THE gates will open on Byron Shire’s inaugural Boomerang Festival tomorrow at the Tyagarah Tea Tree farm – home of Bluesfest – and punters are in for a style of festival they may never have experienced before, say organisers. The multi-arts indigenous festival will have an earthier, more elegant edge to it […]

by aanationtalk on October 3, 2013356 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

First Nation says land sale protects midden – Globalnews.ca

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver-area First Nation says an ancient burial site and midden has been protected thanks to a real-estate deal with a local developer. The Musqueam say Century Group has agreed to sell the band a nearly one-hectare chunk of land known as the Marpole village site. The City of Vancouver had approved a […]

by mmnationtalk on October 2, 2013435 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

First Nations look to preempt pipeline campgaign – PG Citizen

OCTOBER 2, 2013  PETER JAMESCITIZEN STAFFPJAMES@PGCITIZEN.CA A First Nations group is hoping to turn the tables on Northern Gateway’s latest ad campaign. Coastal First Nations released a YouTube video on Tuesday which it made in response to a series of yet-to-be-aired television ads produced by Northern Gateway. The video, titled Koda and the Orca, was […]

by mmnationtalk on October 2, 2013489 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Atoskewin grand opening attracts federal minister – The Battlefords News

October 2, 2013 By John CairnsStaff ReporterBattlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs had an unexpected VIP guest for the grand opening of their new Atoskewin Success Centre. The VIP was federal minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Bernard Valcourt. It was noted it was the first time in years a federal Aboriginal Affairs minister had been […]

by mmnationtalk on October 2, 2013582 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Truth and reconciliation events aim to bring First Nations history to students – The Argus.ca

IN B.C., NEWS “It’s not an Aboriginal problem; it’s a part of Canadian history that happened, and it needs to be recognized.” VANCOUVER (CUP) — The difficult history of Canada’s residential school system was shared in B.C. last week, at a national Truth and Reconciliation Commission event in Vancouver and various Reconciliation Week events across the province. At […]

by kanationtalk on October 2, 2013377 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

September in Review – Media Coop

London, Ontario, physician Dr. Tarek Loubani and Toronto filmmaker John Greyson remained in prison in Cairo, after their arrest in mid-August. “We’ve been held here since August 16 in ridiculous conditions: no phone calls, little to no exercise, sharing a 3m x 10m cell with 36 other political prisoners, sleeping like sardines on concrete with […]

by kanationtalk on October 2, 2013325 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Shale gas eviction – CBC.ca

The chief of the Elsipogtog First Nation delivered an eviction notice to SWN Resources Canada on Tuesday, as dozens of protesters continued to block Route 134 in Rexton to prevent the oil and gas company from moving its exploration equipment. “We have been compelled to act to save our water, land and animals from ruin,” […]

by kanationtalk on October 2, 2013453 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Moccasins with a message: Art project honours lost aboriginal women – The Globe and Mail

How do you mark an unexplained absence, a disappearance, a violent death not accounted for? What do you do when that question is multiplied 600 times, with the prospect of more and similar disappearances from families you know, or in your community? In July, 2012, Christi Belcourt, a Michif (Métis) artist who lives near Sudbury, […]

by kanationtalk on October 2, 2013599 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Barbara Yaffe: On Northern Gateway pipeline we need hard facts, not manipulative ads – Vancouver Sun

What’s a good pipeline fight without competing media buys? British Columbians are witnessing a new donnybrook-of-the-airwaves over Enbridge Northern Gateway’s pipeline to carry Alberta bitumen to B.C.’s coast. Pugilists in the campaign are Enbridge Inc. in one corner and in the other, Coastal First Nations, representing aboriginals living on B.C.’s north and central coast who […]

by kanationtalk on October 2, 2013532 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Canada Goose teams up with Nunavut, Nunavik Inuit – Nunatsiaq News

What do Canada Goose and the Inuit have in common? Here’s the answer: they both make warm clothing. And now they’ve found a way to spread that warmth. It started in 2010, when the company invited two Pond Inlet seamstresses to its Toronto production facility to share parka-making ideas. As the women were leaving, they […]

by kanationtalk on October 2, 2013564 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Aboriginal group asks for UN meeting on Gateway – Prince George Citizen

OCTOBER 1, 2013  A First Nations group wants the United Nations to step in and officiate its dispute with the province over preliminary work surrounding the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. The Yinka Dene Alliance, a group of First Nations west of Prince George along the proposed route of the Alberta-to-Kitimat oil and condensate pipelines, has […]

by kanationtalk on October 2, 2013447 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Experience Aboriginal Culture up close – Oshawa Express

It’s a chance to experience the music, traditional food, crafts and activities of the Aboriginal culture. The Oshawa Community Health Centre, along with the Durham Region Aboriginal Advisory Circle, will be hosting a Big Drum Social this Saturday, Oct. 5. “Central to the event is always the Big Drums,” says Brian Joyce, program manager at […]

by aanationtalk on October 2, 2013478 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

AMC stands by Southern Chiefs Organization – Winnipeg Free Press

10/1/2013 The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs extended an offer to help its political sister organization today after a spending scandal threatened to overwhelm the Southern Chiefs Organization. Southern First Nation chiefs suspended their leader, Grand Chief Murray Clearsky, but they allowed him to keep his salary. The decision came Tuesday morning after an all-night session […]

by aanationtalk on October 2, 2013573 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Indigenous disadvantage does not diminish over time, High Court rules – ABC Online

Oct 2, 2013 Disadvantage caused by a person’s Indigenous heritage does not diminish over time and should be taken into account in sentencing of criminal offences, the High Court has found. Lawyers for William Bugmy, a 31-year-old from Wilcannia convicted of assaulting a guard inside Broken Hill prison in 2011, had asked the court to […]

by aanationtalk on October 2, 2013416 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Survey shows Indigenous people in remote WA communities ageing … – ABC Online

Oct 2, 2013 A startling survey has shown that Indigenous people living in Western Australia’s Kimberley region are ageing at a much younger and quicker rate than other Australians. Ruth Crawford, who manages the Kimberley Aged and Community Service, is not surprised by the results. She says the agency has 60 clients in remote Aboriginal […]

by aanationtalk on October 2, 2013406 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Aboriginal community concerned over Gove refinery’s future – SBS

2 Oct 2013 Residents of Gove, in the far north east of the Northern Territory, have raised their concerns with both the Northern Territory and federal government about the uncertainty hanging over the town’s economic future. Nhulunbuy, also referred as Gove, in North East Arnhem Land, has a population of around 1,000 people and relies […]

by aanationtalk on October 2, 2013534 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

BC First Nations take over their own health care services – Vancouver Sun

OTTAWA — The decades-long push to aboriginal self-government in Canada will cross a major threshold Tuesday with a historic, and potentially risky, change in the management of health services in B.C. The federal government, which is responsible for health services on reserves, is handing over the budget, 134 staff, and the office keys in B.C. […]

by kanationtalk on October 1, 2013598 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Prisons ‘ill-equipped’ to help female inmates who self-harm … – The Globe and Mail

Six years after New Brunswick teen Ashley Smith died at her own hands, the federal prison system remains “ill-equipped” to manage female offenders who chronically injure themselves, Canada’s correctional investigator says. In a new report, Howard Sapers said the number of self-injury incidents in federal prisons has more than tripled since Ms. Smith’s death in […]

by kanationtalk on October 1, 2013367 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Ring Of Fire Project: For First Nations, Disruption Is Certain, Profits … – Huffington Post Canada

WEBEQUIE FIRST NATION, ONT. — A bald eagle soars from the east between the evergreen branches of an uninhabited island in Ontario’s Far North and swoops in front of a fisherman’s small aluminum boat. Another eagle flaps nearby as the boat speeds toward fertile fishing grounds. Sightings of the majestic bird on this fly-in First Nation […]

by kanationtalk on October 1, 2013500 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Education Act tops Harper’s aboriginal agenda – Vancouver Sun

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who began the year watching aboriginals protest outside his office window, will soon see his government grapple with some of the most intractable issues associated with Canada’s First Nations. In the months ahead, the challenges will range from pulling aboriginal children out of poverty through better education to ensuring the shameful […]

by kanationtalk on October 1, 2013457 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Talented Young Aboriginal Writers – Lake Superior News

THUNDER BAY, ON  —-  September 30, 2013  — Ontario is honouring the creativity of six young Aboriginal writers from across the province with the James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award. “I’m inspired when I see how the award celebrates creative writing from youth of all backgrounds and abilities. These six writers have been encouraged and […]

by aanationtalk on October 1, 2013459 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Sisters in Spirit vigil Friday at Valley NIC campus – Canada.com

OCTOBER 1, 2013 The North Island Students’ Union will be holding a Sisters In Spirit Vigil on October 4th. October 4th is a day when we honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, and support families who have been tragically touched by the loss of a loved one to vio-lence. Vigils […]

by aanationtalk on October 1, 2013383 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Addressing the Identity Crisis – The Link

McGill Indigenous Awareness Week Seeks Answers to Native Issues October 1, 2013 The notion of identity was the focus of a First Nations panel at McGill University on Sept. 26. Panellists discussed the legal clauses of Indian Status and Band Membership, which restrict third and fourth-generation descendants from inheriting status and its benefits. Speaking at […]

by aanationtalk on October 1, 2013426 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Northern Gateway: First Nations Ask UN To Investigate BC … – Huffington Post Canada

09/30/2013 VANCOUVER – A group of British Columbia first nations is asking the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to investigate the actions of the provincial government on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. The UN envoy will be visiting Canada next week, and the Yinka Dene alliance has asked James Anaya […]

by aanationtalk on October 1, 2013633 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Disadvantaged and disconnected in a digital divide – The Age

October 1, 2013 Michael Dalli’s old black Nokia mobile is ringing, so the 42-year-old excuses himself to answer it. Softly spoken, the wheelchair-bound father of one politely tells the caller he is busy and to ring back in half an hour. Then he apologises for taking the call. ”It’s a pre-paid phone and I try […]

by aanationtalk on October 1, 2013441 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Aboriginal community concerned over Gove refinery’s future – SBS

1 Oct 2013 Residents of Gove, in the far north east, have raised their concerns with both the Northern Territory and federal government about the uncertainty hanging over the town’s economic future. Nhulunbuy, also referred as Gove, in North East Arnhem Land, has a population of around 1,000 people and relies heavily on Rio Tinto’s […]

by aanationtalk on October 1, 2013461 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Aboriginal memorial for Walcha cemetery – ABC Message Stick

October 01, 2013 A memorial for the Aboriginal people buried in unmarked graves at the Walcha cemetery will start to take shape soon, after being approved by the Council. Walcha Shire Council Mayor Janelle Archdale says Council approved the construction of the open-sided building to be used as a memorial, at it’s September meeting. She […]

by aanationtalk on October 1, 2013627 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Residential school exhibit documents ‘pain’ – CBC.ca

Sudbury’s Laurentian University hosts First Nations residential school exhibit until Oct. 4 Sep 30, 2013 A major exhibition about residential schools begins today at Laurentian University in Sudbury. The exhibit features archival photographs and has already been staged at more than a dozen cities across Canada. The manager of Aboriginal student affairs at Laurentian said […]

by aanationtalk on September 30, 2013448 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Indigenous Awareness Week – McGill Daily

SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2013 McGill hosts third annual series of talks, workshops From September 23 to 27, McGill hosted its third annual Indigenous Awareness Week, which aimed to create awareness about oft-overlooked Indigenous issues at the university. The week, organized by for the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE), saw over 480 students, staff, alumni, […]

by aanationtalk on September 30, 2013466 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

U of W kicks off 9-day ArtsFest with indigenous exhibits – CBC.ca

Rare indigenous art displayed at inaugural University of Winnipeg ArtsFest Sep 27, 2013 It’s a rare opportunity to see some stunning art treasures. The University of Winnipeg opens its doors to the public for an inaugural nine-day ArtsFest, Sept. 27 – Oct. 5.  And among the offerings is an exhibition of Contemporary Indigenous Art at Convocation Hall. “I’m really […]

by aanationtalk on September 30, 2013440 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

BC first nation asks UN envoy to look into Northern Gateway complaint – Calgary Herald

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 VANCOUVER – A group of British Columbia first nations is asking the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to investigate the actions of the provincial government on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. The UN envoy will be visiting Canada next week, and the Yinka Dene alliance has asked […]

by aanationtalk on September 30, 2013448 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Aboriginal students falling behind in Brandon – CBC.ca

Sep 30, 2013 Aboriginal students in Brandon are scoring lower than their peers and falling behind in core subjects, according to a Brandon School Division annual report on student achievement. The report compared the percentage of aboriginal and non-aboriginal students (Kindergarten to  Grade 9) that are meeting grade-level expectations in reading, writing and math skills.  It found that […]

by aanationtalk on September 30, 2013471 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Spirit Runner: App for active aboriginal youth developed in Edmonton – Edmonton Journal

SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 EDMONTON – Inactivity and obesity are problems common to many Canadian kids, but even more so for aboriginal youth. More than 50 per cent of First Nations youth living on reserves are overweight or obese compared to 25 per cent of youth in the general population. Kyle Wolfe, 25, an education student […]

by aanationtalk on September 30, 2013412 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Future uncertain for new NWT mining projects – CBC.ca

De Beers Gahcho Kue diamond mine and Avalon’s Nechalacho rare earth deposit affected Sep 30, 2013 De Beers and Avalon Rare Metals have come across unexpected hurdles in trying to bring two major mining projects in the Northwest Territories to life. The former’s GahchoKue diamond mine and the latter’s Nechalachorare earth project have been recommended for approval. The […]

by aanationtalk on September 30, 2013465 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Aboriginal culture shines at demonstration powwow – Medicine Hat News

September 30, 2013 Aboriginal culture was on full display Saturday afternoon, bringing Hatters of all races out the celebrate. The Miywasin Society, as part of Alberta Culture Days, held a demonstration powwow at the Saamis Tepee, attracting more than 100 people to see a display of Aboriginal and Metis culture. “Our powwow is a ceremony […]

by aanationtalk on September 30, 2013715 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Dentist protests wind farms by refusing patients – CBC.ca

Complaint against Gore Bay, Ont., dentist being investigated by the Human Rights Tribunal Sep 30, 2013 A dentist in Gore Bay is the subject of complaints with the Human Rights Tribunal and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons. But Dr. Bill Studzienny admits he’s denied treatment to members of council in M’Chigeeng and Little Current […]

by aanationtalk on September 30, 2013397 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

The challenges of remote Indigenous education – SBS

30 Sep 2013 Poor school building maintenance, and badly-planned study courses. They’re two of the reasons being put forward for poor attendance and results at schools serving remote Indigenous communities. Michael Kenny investigates some of the challenges. The New South Wales Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, says successive Labor and Coalition governments have neglected Indigenous education […]

by aanationtalk on September 30, 2013430 Views

Read More

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More

CLOSE
CLOSE