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Aborignal grad numbers increase in 2009 – Alberni Valley News

Aborignal grad numbers increase in 2009

By Wawmeesh G. Hamilton – Alberni Valley News

Published: June 28, 2009
Updated: June 29, 2009

In the glare of a spotlight and before hushed ADSS staff, graduates and their supporters, a small group of Grade 9 boys and girls sang the Nuu-chah-nulth song Walking Side by Side.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_central/albernivalleynews/news/49395547.html

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Aboriginal professionals set an example (The Sudbury Star)

Aboriginal professionals set an example
COMMUNITY: Bridging gaps between cultures

Posted By HEATHER CAMPBELL, FOR THE SUDBURY STAR

Aside from aboriginal-centered organizations, there are more and more mainstream groups establishing ways to incorporate aboriginal voices.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1634282

by NationTalk on June 29, 2009568 Views

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Nursing grads to help Manitoba reserves in swine flu crisis – Toronto Star

Nursing grads to help Manitoba reserves in swine flu crisis

U of T program sending six students to hard-hit northern communities

Jun 27, 2009
Stuart Laidlaw
FAITH AND ETHICS REPORTER

Josh Dugard may have ventured no farther north than Algonquin Park before, but in less than two weeks the young nurse will be heading to the remote reaches of northern Manitoba and into the middle of a medical state of emergency.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/657550

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Victoria resident reaches aboriginal youth with technology – Victoria News

Victoria resident reaches aboriginal youth with technology

By Erin Empey – Victoria News
Published: June 28, 2009

Jeff Ward is using the Internet to teach ancient aboriginal languages, and that has led to recognition for being a role model from the National Aboriginal Health Organization.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_south/victorianews/community/49217067.html

by NationTalk on June 29, 2009601 Views

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The Doctor, the Tar sands, the Government and the Aboriginals – DigitalJournal.com

The Doctor, the Tar sands, the Government and the Aboriginals

Could tar sands be behind high rates of cancer in Port Chipewyan?

By Stephanie Dearing.

A northern Alberta First Nations community, sited down river from the tar sands, is suffering from a higher-than-normal incidence of cancer. Dr. John O’Connor was instrumental in drawing attention to the cancer rate. So why is he seen as a bad guy?

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/274962

by NationTalk on June 29, 20091254 Views

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Manitoba First Nation mired in leadership dispute – CBC.ca

Manitoba First Nation mired in leadership dispute

Last Updated: Friday, June 26, 2009

Roseau River First Nation Chief Terry Nelson insists he is still in charge of the band despite a Federal Court ruling this week that upheld a resolution from a community group demanding his removal.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2009/06/26/mb-roseau-river-chief-manitoba.html

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Ochapowace First Nation produces history book – Regina Leader-Post

Ochapowace First Nation produces history book

By Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post

REGINA — The Ochapowace First Nation is determined to keep its history alive for the next generation in the elders book, Kehte-ayak.

http://www.leaderpost.com/News/Ochapowace+First+Nation+produces+history+book/1737372/story.html

by NationTalk on June 29, 20091206 Views

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Man dies in apartment fire in NS native community – CBC.ca

Man dies in apartment fire in N.S. native community

Last Updated: Monday, June 29, 2009

RCMP and fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a fatal fire Saturday at an apartment building in northern Nova Scotia.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2009/06/29/ns-fatal-fire-first-nation.html

by NationTalk on June 29, 2009607 Views

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State of emergency declared on the Sagkeeng First Nation after … – Winnipeg Free Press

State of emergency declared on the Sagkeeng First Nation after weekend storm

Winnipeg Free Press – ONLINE EDITION

A state of emergency was declared on the Sagkeeng First Nation this morning, where several homes were damaged over the weekend by wind and overland flooding.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/breakingnews/State-of-emergency-declared-on-the-Sagkeeng-First-Nation-after-weekend-storm-49432347.html

by NationTalk on June 29, 2009524 Views

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Aboriginal kids ‘get short end of stick’ – thechronicleherald.ca

Aboriginal kids ‘get short end of stick’

Huge gaps exist between services for natives, others, UNICEF says

By TAMSYN BURGMANN The Canadian Press
Wed. Jun 24

TORONTO — Four sterile walls, a wheelchair and ventilator were hallmarks of the early life of a little boy named Jordan.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/1128843.html

by NationTalk on June 24, 2009661 Views

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Oil and gas companies taking a hard look at Labrador – CTV

Oil and gas companies taking a hard look at Labrador

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Harsh weather, rough seas and months of ice have discouraged oil and gas development in the waters off Labrador. But as worldwide hydrocarbon reserves diminish, energy companies are taking a second look.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/06/23/oil-gas-labrador-623.html

by NationTalk on June 24, 2009711 Views

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Aboriginal group turns to Ottawa on pipeline – Globe and Mail

Aboriginal group turns to Ottawa on pipeline
NWT first nations, Inuit seek federal loan to gain majority stake on $16.2-billion Mackenzie gas project

NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE
CALGARY — From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail, Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2009

The Aboriginal Pipeline Group is negotiating with backers of the Mackenzie gas pipeline to take a larger stake in the $16.2-billion project, but would require huge federal loan guarantees to do so.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/aboriginal-group-turns-to-ottawa-on-pipeline/article1193094/

by NationTalk on June 24, 2009486 Views

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Report finds gaps in health care for aboriginal kids (CTV.ca)

Report finds gaps in health care for aboriginal kids

Updated Wed. Jun. 24 2009
CTV.ca News Staff

A new report from UNICEF Canada paints a grim picture of the health issues faced by children in Canada’s aboriginal communities.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090624/aboriginal_health_090624/20090624?hub=Canada&s_name=

by NationTalk on June 24, 2009514 Views

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Medical supply delays for flu-hit reserves causes anger – DigitalJournal.com

Medical supply delays for flu-hit reserves causes anger

By Stephanie Dearing.

It has come to light recently that the First Nations natives suffering from a wide-spread outbreak of Swine Flu in Northern Manitoba were not given supplies of hand sanitizer because of the alcohol contained in the sanitizers.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/274694

by NationTalk on June 24, 2009620 Views

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KFN chooses change – The Hub (Hay River)

KFN chooses change

Written by Patrick Francis Teskey
Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Residents of the Hay River Reserve have voted for change, electing Roy Fabian as their new chief, replacing Alec Sunrise.

http://www.hayriverhub.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=196:kfn-chooses-change&catid=34:local-news&Itemid=57

by NationTalk on June 24, 2009729 Views

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Berens River residents to receive labourer training – Winnipeg Free Press

Berens River residents to receive labourer training

By: Larry Kusch
24/06/2009

WINNIPEG — Berens River First Nation has signed an agreement with the authority building an all-weather road on the east side of Lake Winnipeg that will provide the community with job training and economic development opportunities.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/breakingnews/Berens-River-residents-to-receive-labourer-training–49013621.html

by NationTalk on June 24, 2009486 Views

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National suicide rates for First Nations youths: – StarPhoenix

National suicide rates for First Nations youths

Leader-Post
June 24, 2009

The First Nations suicide rate among youths, 10 to 19 years, was 4.3 times greater than for other Canadians in 2000.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/National+suicide+rates+First+Nations+youths/1728052/story.html

by NationTalk on June 24, 2009574 Views

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Aboriginal families no closer to answers about jury selection

Christie Blatchford

From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail, Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2009

Almost a year before the Ontario Attorney-General grudgingly launched an internal review into how police and Crown attorneys in the province are secretly screening potential jurors for mental illness or criminal records, aboriginal groups asking for a similar investigation were airily dismissed.

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Treat swine flu the same way on reserves across Canada, Senate told – CBC.ca

Treat swine flu the same way on reserves across Canada, Senate told
Delivery of alcohol-based hand sanitizers delayed because of abuse concerns

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Canada’s aboriginal communities have been hit hard by swine flu, but there is no consistent approach to the disease across the country, a Senate committee was told Tuesday.

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/06/23/first-nations-swine-flu.html

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009605 Views

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Peguis band members accept historic multi-million-dollar settlement – Interlake Spectator

Peguis band members accept historic multi-million-dollar settlement

Posted By Heather Robbins

A 100-year-old chapter of the history of Peguis First Nation may begin closing, as the majority of the 1,800 band members voted Saturday to accept the more than $126-million land settlement for the illegal surrender of the former St. Peter’s Reserve.

http://www.interlakespectator.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1626040

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009601 Views

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Alcohol worries delayed sanitizers to First Nations – CTV.ca

Alcohol worries delayed sanitizers to First Nations

Updated Tue. Jun. 23 2009 4:35 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

Valuable time was wasted during the early days of the H1N1 outbreak in Canada’s First Nations communities as officials debated whether to send alcohol-based hand sanitizers to the communities.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090623/first_nations_/20090623?hub=TopStories

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009537 Views

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Feds Hand Out 27 Billion Dollars – Saskatoonhomepage.ca

Feds Hand Out 27 Billion Dollars

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has compiled a list of the top 100 recipients from the 27-billion dollars worth on grants that has been handed out by the federal government in the past year. (April 1st, 2008 to March 31st, 2009)

http://www.saskatoonhomepage.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19163&Itemid=281

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009670 Views

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It’s an Aboriginal Day (The Journal Pioneer)

It’s an Aboriginal Day

The Journal Pioneer

National Aboriginal Day celebrations were held on Saturday at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. Hundreds came out to mark the day, taking in the various displays, entertainment, food and prizes on offer. Ashley Moore makes a beaded bracelet at one of the display tables.

http://www.journalpioneer.com/index.cfm?sid=262914&sc=118

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009621 Views

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Teepees and tradition mark National Aboriginal Day (CTV British Columbia)

Teepees and tradition mark National Aboriginal Day

Updated: Sun Jun. 21 2009
Jon Woodward, ctvbc.ca

Hundreds of people gathered in Crab Park Sunday to celebrate native heritage in Vancouver — part of cross-country festivities marking National Aboriginal Day.

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090621/BC_aboriginal_day_090621/20090621?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009658 Views

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B.C.’s aboriginal tour operators optimistic despite recession (CBC.ca)

B.C.’s aboriginal tour operators optimistic despite recession

Last Updated: Sunday, June 21, 2009

Aboriginal tour operators in B.C. say they are better positioned than others in the industry to weather the economic downturn.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/06/21/bc-aboriginal-tourism-recession.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009601 Views

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Aboriginal Gathering photos (Windsor Star)

Aboriginal Gathering photos

The second annual Windsor Aboriginal Gathering was held over the weekend. On Saturday a crowd of about 300 people took in the traditional drumming and dance. Held at the foot of Mill Street, the festival also included food and craft vendors.

June 21, 2009

http://www.windsorstar.com/Aboriginal+Gathering+photos/1719160/story.html

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Aboriginal Day celebrated in style on the island (Central Plains)

Aboriginal Day celebrated in style on the island

Posted By Jessica Hassard, The Daily Graphic

The first day of summer has been a day of celebration for many cultures, long before holidays like Christmas or Boxing Day. The first day of summer, known as the summer solstice, which fell on Sunday, is also known as Aboriginal Day in Canada. All across the nation, ceremonies and festivities were held in honour of Canada’s First Nations people.

http://www.cpheraldleader.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1623817&

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Aboriginal Day celebrated in style on the island (Central Plains)

Aboriginal Day celebrated in style on the island

Posted By Jessica Hassard, The Daily Graphic

The first day of summer has been a day of celebration for many cultures, long before holidays like Christmas or Boxing Day. The first day of summer, known as the summer solstice, which fell on Sunday, is also known as Aboriginal Day in Canada. All across the nation, ceremonies and festivities were held in honour of Canada’s First Nations people.

http://www.cpheraldleader.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1623817&

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009651 Views

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National Aboriginal Day a celebration of culture (Regina Leader-Post)

National Aboriginal Day a celebration of culture

By Jana G. Pruden, The Leader-Post
June 22, 2009

A morning deluge wasn’t enough to put a damper on Sunday’s National Aboriginal Day festivities in Regina, as hundreds of people headed to Wascana Park to celebrate the culture and heritage of Canada’s First Nations people.

http://www.leaderpost.com/National+Aboriginal+celebration+culture/1720129/story.html

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National Aboriginal Day celebrations (CTV Winnipeg)

National Aboriginal Day celebrations

Updated: Mon Jun. 22 2009 09:30:14
ctvwinnipeg.ca

Sunday was National Aboriginal Day in Canada, a chance for First Nations people across Canada to celebrate their culture and heritage.

http://winnipeg.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090622/wpg_Aboriginal_Day_celebrations_090622/20090622?hub=WinnipegHome

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009757 Views

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Library launches Canada’s first major aboriginal collection (The Edmonton Examiner)

Library launches Canada’s first major aboriginal collection

Posted By Brian Swane/EXAMINER STAFF

The Edmonton Public Library officially unveiled an aboriginal collection at the Stanley A. Milner branch downtown last week.

http://www.edmontonexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1623966

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009641 Views

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Five new RCMP officers for Alberta Metis settlements – Edmonton Journal

Five new RCMP officers for Alberta Metis settlements

By Elise Stolte, edmontonjournal.com
June 22, 2009

EDMONTON – Five new police officers will soon be kicking soccer balls with school kids, tracking down drug dealers and ticketing speeders in Metis settlements across Alberta.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Five+RCMP+officers+Alberta+Metis+settlements/1721395/story.html

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009575 Views

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National Aboriginal Day: Seven people recognized for their contributions – Herald-Tribune

National Aboriginal Day: Seven people recognized for their contributions

PALOMA MIGONE – Herald-Tribune staff

Celebrating culture and heritage, thousands attended National Aboriginal Day yesterday at Muskoseepi Park.

The event was hosted by Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA), with the theme of “honoring relations with seven sacred teachings” – wisdom, humility, respect, love, truth, courage, and honesty.

http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1624034

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009508 Views

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Broken Brant tells court he is ‘sick of it’ – Belleville Intelligencer

Broken Brant tells court he is ‘sick of it’

Posted By Jeremy Ashley, The Intelligencer

The cumulative effect of being arrested and thrown in jail over the past several years appears to have worn out well-known protester Shawn Brant.

http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1624119

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009462 Views

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Ontario undergoes multi-million dollar cleaning project – 680 News

Ontario undergoes multi-million dollar cleaning project

680News staff Toronto | Monday, June 22nd

Toronto – Sixteen abandoned Cold War radar sites in northern Ontario will be the focus of a $100-million cleaning project over the next six years.

http://www.680news.com/news/headlines/more.jsp?content=20090622_153951_7532

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009542 Views

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fire destroys ‘heart’ of Sask. First Nation – CBC.ca

Youth charged after fire destroys ‘heart’ of Sask. First Nation

Last Updated: Monday, June 22, 2009

A teenager has been charged with arson after fire destroyed a band office and medical centre on the Little Pine First Nation near North Battleford, Sask.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2009/06/22/fire.html

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St. Mary’s First Nation chief wants 180-year-old canoe to stay in NB – CBC.ca

St. Mary’s First Nation chief wants 180-year-old canoe to stay in N.B.

Last Updated: Monday, June 22, 2009

A Fredericton-area First Nations chief is hoping to find a way to keep what is believed to be one of the world’s oldest birchbark canoes in New Brunswick.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2009/06/22/nb-canoe-beaverbrook-gallery-1142.html

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Teen charged after hub building at Little Pine First Nation burns down – StarPhoenix

Teen charged in Little Pine First Nation fire stays in jail, awaits bail hearing

By Jeanette Stewart, TheStarPhoenix.com
June 22, 2009

SASKATOON — Cut Knife RCMP have made an arrest in connection with a fire that destroyed the band office and medical centre at the Little Pine First Nation Sunday.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Teen+charged+after+building+Little+Pine+First+Nation+burns+down/1721037/story.html

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009547 Views

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Federal government approves treaty with Maa-nulth First Nations on Vancouver Island (Victoria Times Colonist)

Federal government approves treaty with Maa-nulth First Nations on Vancouver Island

Canwest News Service
June 17, 2009

The federal government passed a long-awaited treaty with a group of Vancouver Island First Nations on yesterday.

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Federal+government+approves+treaty+with+nulth+First+Nations+Vancouver+Island/1703924/story.html

by NationTalk on June 17, 2009531 Views

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Caledonia militia ‘dumb idea,’ minister says – Toronto Star

Caledonia militia ‘dumb idea,’ minister says

Activist’s plan to enforce law at site of aboriginal dispute ‘shameful attempt’ to divide residents, Duguid says

Jun 17, 2009

The Ontario government is slamming plans to form a militia in the southwestern town of Caledonia to protect local residents at the scene of a long-running aboriginal dispute.

http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/652121

by NationTalk on June 17, 2009605 Views

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Walk4Justice on Highway of Tears – Caledonia Courier

Walk4Justice on Highway of Tears

By Rick Playfair – Caledonia Courier
Published: June 17, 2009

Being united in a painful cause has given Mabel Todd a moment of joy.

Todd is a Nak’azdli Elder who is walking from Vancouver to Prince Rupert with Walk4Justice 2009.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/caledoniacourier/news/48089482.html

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Hay Riverite wins GNWT Premier’s Award – The Hub (Hay River)

Hay Riverite wins GNWT Premier’s Award

Written by Diana Yeager
Wednesday, 17 June 2009

A local Hay River woman has been honoured with the annual Premier’s Award for her innovation and excellence in her area of work.

http://www.hayriverhub.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=190:hay-riverite-wins-gnwt-premiers-award&catid=34:local-news&Itemid=57

by NationTalk on June 17, 2009878 Views

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Yukon to host western, northern premiers in Dawson City – CBC.ca

Yukon to host western, northern premiers in Dawson City

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie says he and other Western and Northern premiers will have an ambitious agenda ahead of them at the Western premiers conference, which begins Thursday in Dawson City.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2009/06/17/western-premiers-dawson.html

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Main NL seal hunt ends – Toronto Sun

Main N.L. seal hunt ends

By THE CANADIAN PRESS
Last Updated: 17th June 2009

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Fishermen in Newfoundland and Labrador are blaming the global recession, plummeting pelt prices and the prospect of a European ban on seal products for dramatically lower catches this year.

http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/06/17/9828131.html

by NationTalk on June 17, 2009659 Views

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National Post Editorial Board: Report, Then Reform Reserves – National Post

National Post Editorial Board: Report, Then Reform Reserves

Posted: June 16, 2009, 8:00 AM by NP Editor
Editorial, Full Comment

We have long been advocates of more independence and responsibility for First Nations governments; not just more money and power — the typical demands of national Aboriginal politicians — but more transparency and accountability to those governed by band councils, too.

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/06/16/national-post-editorial-board-report-then-reform-reserves.aspx

by NationTalk on June 16, 2009576 Views

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Most Mohawk Protestors Released on Bail – mix97.com

Most Mohawk Protestors Released on Bail

Posted on Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Most of the 13 protestors involved in last week’s Mohawk Blockade at the Skyway Bridge near deseronto are again free on bail. but, their 44-year old leader Shawn Brant remains behind bars until later this month…

http://www.mix97.com/news/2009/06/most-mohawk-protestors-released-on-bail/

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Research in Aboriginal Policing, Justice Gets Funding Boost at U of Regina – CanWest News

Research in Aboriginal Policing, Justice Gets Funding Boost at U of Regina

Canwest News Service
June 16, 2009

REGINA — Aboriginal society and justice will be among research areas benefiting from a $2.5-million endowment to the University of Regina’s police studies program.

http://www.canada.com/news/national/Research+aboriginal+policing+justice+gets+funding+boost+Regina/1699223/story.html

by NationTalk on June 16, 2009483 Views

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Swine Flu is Hitting First Nations in Manitoba Harder, Province’s Top Doc Says – Medical Reporter

Swine Flu is Hitting First Nations in Manitoba Harder, Province’s Top Doc Says

By Medical Reporter

TORONTO — Manitoba’s top doctor says it does appear that swine flu is hitting First Nations people in the province harder than non-aboriginal Manitobans.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jQnbHWBMkUNRsWm7Pi3zQ53RRRIw

by NationTalk on June 16, 2009669 Views

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Family of Winnipeg Man Who Died in ER Want More Money to participate in Inquest – Canadian Press

Family of Winnipeg man who died in ER want more money to participate in inquest

By Chinta Puxley

WINNIPEG — The inquest into how a homeless aboriginal man died during a 34-hour wait in a Manitoba emergency room is skewed because the victim’s family doesn’t have the money to fully participate, says a lawyer representing the man’s estate.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5ibcB7qMoJogF24r4kbbnDdXXSPTQ

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Aboriginal protest ends after 13 arrests (Toronto Star)

Aboriginal protest ends after 13 arrests

Jun 13, 2009
THE CANADIAN PRESS

DESERONTO, Ont. – More than one dozen people are in custody after police ended an aboriginal blockade in eastern Ontario.

http://www.thestar.com/article/650306

by NationTalk on June 15, 2009646 Views

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