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Tim Hortons opens first fly-in-only location in northern Manitoba – CTV News

Andy Johnson, CTVNews.ca Published Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 Residents of a remote community in northern Manitoba will no longer have to go without their double-double and maple-glazed doughnut after Tim Hortons opened its first-ever “fly-in” franchise. The iconic chain’s latest restaurant opened Monday in Oxford House, a First Nations community of about 2,800 that is […]

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Salmon inquiry report skewers Ottawa approach – Vancouver Sun

By Dene Moore and Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press October 31, 2012 VANCOUVER – A sitting judge spent three years and $26 million looking for answers around the collapse of a Fraser River sockeye salmon run, but before the conclusions were available the federal government made changes that would make the prized fishery even more […]

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Saskatchewan man sentenced after best friend dies in 2010 drunk drunk driving crash – StarPhoenix

By HANNAH SPRAY, The StarPhoenix October 31, 2012 A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for causing the death of his best friend, Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League player Myles Cameron. Lukas Nicolas pleaded guilty earlier this year to drunk driving causing death in connection with a December 2010 rollover near Duck […]

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First Nations chief testifies on wildlife loss at Bipole hearing – iPolitics.ca

By Canadian Press | Oct 31, 2012 WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Clean Environment Commission has been told an independent study into Bipole III transmission line’s impact on woodland caribou and moose doesn’t recognize the pressures the animals are under. Pine Creek First Nation Chief Charles Bushie says the animals are being pushed out just as the […]

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Ties that bind – Treaty #3 reaffirms agreements – Fort Frances Times

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 By Duane Hicks Grand Council Treaty #3 reaffirmed agreements last Thursday to work together with the ministries of Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Mines, and Natural Resources on social supports and economic development opportunities.Grand Chief Warren White took part in a signing ceremony with Aboriginal Affairs minister Kathleen Wynne and Northern […]

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Indian Brook still having water problems – The Chronicle Herald

October 31, 2012 Community on bottled water for two months Indian Brook continues to face challenges with its drinking water. Nathan Sack, Shubenacadie First Nation’s band administrator, said Wednesday the community remains on a do-not-consume advisory as operators attempt to recharge the water system. People in Indian Brook have been drinking bottled water for the […]

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They rocked and roared – Winnipeg Free Press

We Day crowd moves to the beat of music, inspiration to create philanthropic pandemonium By: Nick Martin Can 18,000 children be inspired to change the world by an 81-year-old Russian great-grandfather speaking through a translator, a man whose greatness came before any of them was born? As they say at We Day, “Yes, we can.” […]

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Consensus absent when it comes to Aboriginal governance – Macleans.ca

by Nick Taylor-Vaisey on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 “This is a different from of government than what is traditional Canadian government. We have to understand it better. It’s not like we’ve had 100 years of accepting this. It’s only been in the last 30 years that this work has gone on in that direction, so […]

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B.C. quake raises Northern Gateway concerns – Globe and Mail

WENDY STUECKVANCOUVER — The Globe and MailPublished Tuesday, Oct. 30 2012 The earthquake that rattled Haida Gwaii Saturday has also jolted the debate surrounding the proposed Northern Gateway project, with some saying the quake underlines the potential pitfalls of oil tankers plying the B.C. coast. That’s despite the fact that neither the pipeline nor the […]

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Alternative energy needs to be ‘squeaky clean,’ Suzuki warns – Vancouver Sun

Lobbyists seeking to discredit climate change theory present further challenges By Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun October 30, 2012 Environmental icon David Suzuki warned a Clean Energy B.C. conference Monday that Canadian alternative energy companies are facing two distinct challenges: not being green enough themselves yet facing a growing challenge from a well-organized anti-climate change lobby. […]

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Curtis Bonnell being treated at hospital – CBC.ca

Curtis Bonnell being treated at hospital Found on the floor of holding cell, rushed to hospital CBC News Posted: Oct 31, 2012 The first-degree murder trial of Curtis Bonnell is adjourned until at least Wednesday afternoon after the accused was found lying on the floor of his holding cell in the morning and rushed by […]

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Pair charged with murder on Sask. First Nation remanded one month – Regina Leader-Post

Court briefs: Pair charged with murder on Sask. First Nation remanded one month By Heather Polischuk, The Leader-Post October 30, 2012 REGINA — Two males facing first-degree murder charges in relation to a double homicide on the Standing Buffalo First Nation will remain in custody until their next court appearances next month. The males — […]

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Kenora Jail Holds ‘Shocking’ Number of Aboriginal Women – CBC News

Kenora jail holds ‘shocking’ number of Aboriginal women ‘They need help,’ women’s advocate says Jody Porter CBC News Posted: Oct 30, 2012 CBC News has learned that Aboriginal women make up, on average, more than 90 per cent of female inmates at the Kenora jail. The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services said the […]

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ACO in the North: From Iqaluit to Yellowknife the message is still in the music – Ottawa Citizen

NACO in the North: From Iqaluit to Yellowknife the message is still in the music By Neco Cockburn, Ottawa Citizen October 30, 2012 YELLOWKNIFE, NWT — Ravens swoop and soar like they do in far away Iqaluit, on cold winds that can take it out of you. But there’s diversity in the North, just like […]

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Manitoba seeks more First Nations policing – CBC.ca

Manitoba seeks more First Nations policing CBC News Posted: Oct 30, 2012 Manitoba’s justice minister says he will press Ottawa to increase support for First Nations policing. Andrew Swan made the comment Tuesday in Regina, where federal, provincial and territorial justice ministers are meeting, saying he will also ask for support in drug treatment costs […]

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First Nations Film and Video Festival at UW-Parkside Nov. 7 – Journal Times

First Nations Film and Video Festival at UW-Parkside Nov. 7 SOMERS — The First Nations Film and Video Festival will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Center Cinema, 900 Wood Road. The featured film, “Path of Souls,” is about two friends’ journey across Native American landscape. Along […]

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More than diamonds in the rough: resource struggles in the Kimberley – Australian Mining

More than diamonds in the rough: resource struggles in the Kimberley 31 October, 2012 Peter Botsman On Tuesday Lateline ran a story built around a report: “Developing the West Kimberley’s Resources” that the program breathlessly presented as a “secret plan” to industrialise the region, unlock its resources and fuel a new minerals boom. In fact, […]

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Five Key Indigenous Peoples Issues For The Week Of October 23 – 29, 2012: United States, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Belize

Five Key Indigenous Peoples Issues For The Week Of October 23 – 29, 2012: United States, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Belize 30 October 2012 United States: Indigenous Leaders Rejecting California REDD Hold Governor Responsible For Their Safety As California lawmakers prepare to launch the state’s cap and trade program as part of its Global Warming Solutions […]

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Television comes to the Block, but for a different drama – Sydney Morning Herald

Television comes to the Block, but for a different drama November 1, 2012 WHEN the television industry comes to the Block in Redfern, it is usually a news crew chasing the latest misfortune. But on Wednesday night, under a giant inflatable screen, hundreds of Redfern people gathered on picnic rugs at the corner of Eveleigh […]

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Living link to indigenous past – Weekly Times Now

Living link to indigenous past October 31, 2012 MEET the man and the community helping to bring our indigenous past to life. SARAH HUDSON reports When Jeremy Clark was at school in Warrnambool, he was taught more about ancient Roman history than Australia’s indigenous past – despite being a member of the nearby Framlingham Aboriginal […]

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120 dead horses at Balgo to be removed – Perth Now

About 120 dead horses at Balgo to be removed From: AAP October 31, 2012 MORE than 120 horse carcasses left rotting in a parched dam on a remote Aboriginal reserve in northeastern Western Australia will finally be removed after the local shire agreed to intervene. The horses were seeking water when they became stuck in […]

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Law and justice for abuse victims, Indigenous Australians and asylum seekers – Eureka Street

Law and justice for abuse victims, Indigenous Australians and asylum seekers FRANK BRENNAN OCTOBER 31, 2012 At the swearing in of Justice Gageler in the High Court on 9 October 2012, the Attorney General Nicola Roxon made the first speech from the Bar Table, commencing: ‘First, might I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land […]

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Wagamese joins Daily News as new columnist – www.kamloopsnews.ca

An awarding journalist and author joins the lineup of Daily News columnists starting Tuesday. Richard Wagamese will write every other Tuesday, alternating with Daniela Ginta. Wagamese has worked as a professional writer since 1979. He’s been a newspaper columnist and reporter, radio and television broadcaster and producer, documentary producer and the author of 11 novels. […]

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First Nation wants Shell Jackpine hearing adjourned to file appeal – National Post

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — An Alberta First Nation want regulatory hearings on Shell’s Jackpine oilsands mine expansion to be adjourned. The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation asked the federal-provincial joint panel reviewing the project to halt the hearings while it files a constitutional challenge with the Alberta Court of Appeal. Last week, the board ruled it […]

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Ewart: Cumulative effects of oilsands development prominent as – Calgary Herald

When the hearing before a government panel over Shell Canada’s proposed expansion of its Jackpine oilsands mine began Monday at MacDonald Island Park in Fort McMurray, the company had something of a home-field advantage. A few days before the opening of the public stage of the review of its planned 100,000-barrel-per-day expansion, Shell and its […]

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Murder suspect hoped NB police would explain cousin’s death – CTV News

MIRAMICHI, N.B. — After his arrest, a man accused of murder says he became emotional as he spoke to his father because it was difficult to tell him that he knew the location of his cousin’s body. In his second day of testimony on Tuesday, Curtis Bonnell said he led police in New Brunswick to […]

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Childhood leukemia survival rate up sharply – Winnipeg Free Press

A generation ago, childhood leukemia was a death sentence. Today, the majority of kids diagnosed will live and that’s especially true in Manitoba, a national leader in the use of cord blood for transplants in children suffering from leukemia. “The kids are doing extremely well,” said CancerCare Manitoba’s Dr. Donna Wall. “It’s very rewarding,” said […]

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Dakota Tipi residents protest office closure – Portage Daily Graphic

A peaceful protest took place on Dakota Tipi First Nation, Monday, after the chief and council disbanded and left the First Nation in the care of a committee and a third party manager. A number of letters were posted on the glass door of the administration office detailing reasons for the closure and what will […]

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Food bank, meal program use still rising in ‘hunger count’ – CBC.ca

The number of Canadians depending on charity for food continues to grow, a new study being released today has found. More than 882,000 Canadians used a food bank in March 2012, up 2.4 per cent from last year, says the annual study by Food Banks Canada. The number of people using meal programs — where […]

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Back to Our Roots Gathering III hosted by Neskantaga First Nation – Net Newsledger

THUNDER BAY – National Chief Shawn Atleo, Assembly of First Nations (AFN), has confirmed his attendance at the Matawa First Nations Management (MFNM) “Back to Our Roots Gathering III”, hosted by Neskantaga First Nation November 6-8 2012. The National Chief will address the Gathering on Tuesday November 6 and will also meet with the Matawa […]

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Aboriginal students celebrate indigenous languages – 650 CKOM News

Students from Saskatoon and surrounding First Nations sang songs in Cree, Dakota and Nakawe today during a language festival at City Park Collegiate. Organized by the Saskatoon Tribal Council and the city’s public and Catholic schools, the Love Your Language, Speak With Pride Indigenous Language Festival celebrated the importance of keeping indigenous languages alive. “I […]

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Young, Koori and prouder – ABC Local

When you were 15, did you know what you wanted to do with your life? Did you know what pathways to take to get there? Did you have any role-models to show you the way? Over 40 indigenous secondary school age students had the chance to focus on their future dreams at theKoori Career and […]

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Indigenous “Homeless Away from Home” – Pro Bono Australia

The seasonal mobility of aboriginal people is placing unexpected pressure on housing, social and education services in regional centres according to a new study. Minister for Housing and Homelessness Brendan O’Connor released the study into the nature and extent of seasonal homelessness experienced by Aboriginal people moving between remote and rural communities in South Australia. […]

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Indigenous teenagers learn tricks of wool trade – ABC Local

Aboriginal students from a northern New South Wales shearing school have visited south-west Victoria to put their new skills into practice. The Merriman Shearing School made a 2,600km round-trip to compete in the National Shearing Titles. There’s a nationwide shortage of shearers in Australia’s wool industry. The Merriman Shearing School has been established in Brewarrina, […]

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Indigenous heart beats in Redfern – NEWS.com.au

LEAH Purcell is a big-game player, a no-nonsense actor, writer and director. Asked about her involvement in the creation and production of Redfern Now, an all-Aboriginal drama series for ABC1, she says: “I was (indigenous rugby league star) Johnathan Thurston out there. I had moves to make, set plays to deliver. And it was all […]

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Aboriginal digger’s son prepared to take justice fight to Canberra – ABC

The son of an Aboriginal veteran who was denied Soldier Settlement after serving in both world wars is taking his fight for compensation to Canberra. John Lovett says he will protest at Lovett Tower, a building named in the family’s honour. The Lovett family is renowned for its military service. So much so that a […]

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Under the same sun: Jonathan Anuik, Métis education and the history of teaching – beditionmagazine.com

Under the same sun: Jonathan Anuik, Métis education and the history of teaching By Vivian Lee A wise and ancient king once said, “There is nothing new under the sun.” Jonathan Anuik, assistant professor, Educational Policy Studies, would have to agree. Sitting in front of his office window, warm sunshine streaming through the glass, Anuik […]

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Gardiner wants to be role model on US tour – Sydney Morning Herald

Gardiner wants to be role model on US tour October 29, 2012 Scott Gardiner hopes to be a role model after capping years of toil by becoming the first Aboriginal golfer to collect a US PGA Tour card on Sunday. Gardiner was joined by fellow Australians Cameron Percy and Alistair Presnell in graduating from the […]

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Honouring Truth – A Public Reading – Media Coop

Honouring Truth – A Public ReadingIndependent Report on Missing and Murdered Women Reveals Depth of Discrimination OCTOBER 27, 2012 by ESTHER SHANNON VANCOUVER – Sex workers and their allies together with family members of the missing and murdered women took centre stage this week for a public reading of the Independent Counsel’s report to the Missing […]

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Many believe aboriginal people don’t pay enough taxes – CBC.ca

A new poll suggests more than 60 per cent of Saskatchewan people believe aboriginal people don’t pay enough taxes. The University of Saskatchewan’s Social Sciences Research Lab asked a question on that subject as part of a survey of 1,750 people March 5-19. The Taking the Pulse survey found that 36.7 per cent of people […]

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Bill gives rights to native women – Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA — Manitoba Conservative Leader Brian Pallister is returning to familiar territory today but in a very different role. Pallister, who was acclaimed to the top Tory job in Manitoba in July, arrives in Ottawa for meetings with various federal officials. It’s his first official visit to Ottawa since he stepped down as the MP […]

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Tough job ahead for FSIN chief – StarPhoenix

The depth of experience, political savvy, oratorical skills and national profile that Perry Bellegarde brings to his reincarnation as Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations will prove all-important as the representative group for the province’s First Nations faces some of the most daunting challenges in its history. That he will have at his […]

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Guitarist eager to expose aboriginal kids to jazz – Winnipeg Free Press

Guitarist Jeari Czapla embraces the two strongest influences in his life — his aboriginal heritage and jazz — when he becomes the first jazz performer at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards this week in Winnipeg. Not only is Czapla pleased to be nominated for his new CD, Dear Leonardo, he sees the performance as […]

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Letters: Is it time to scrap the Indian Act? – National Post

After the Liberals suggested repealing the Indian Act, letters editor Paul Russell asked readers for their thoughts From the reserves – Pierre Trudeau attempted to repeal the Indian Act in 1969. Met with deep skepticism by the First Nations, Harold Cardinal wrote then: “In spite of all government attempts to convince Indians to accept the […]

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Native land-care tips from Down Under – Globe and Mail

Of all the things Canada imports from Australia, the most valuable might turn out to be an idea. A delegation of Australian Indigenous Rangers arrived in Vancouver on the weekend for a tour that will take them to Yellowknife and Winnipeg before ending in Ottawa in a week. The group, organized by the Pew Environment […]

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Top chef teaches traditional First Nations cooking – The Province

For the first time in many decades, elk will be served at a special Tsleil-Waututh Nation ceremony in North Vancouver. And while the ceremony marks the successful reintroduction of Roosevelt elk into the Indian River Watershed, the festivities are meant to highlight the first year of a culinary arts program the band introduced to help […]

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Lawyer says Alberta consult plan could make benefits agreements harder – Calgary Herald

EDMONTON – An Alberta government proposal to regulate how energy companies negotiate benefits agreements with aboriginal bands could make it harder to work such deals out, says a lawyer whose firm assists in such talks. A discussion paper, released by the government last week, suggests that a levy should be applied industry-wide to help bands […]

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New Brunswick Catholics celebrate Aboriginal Saint – CBC.ca

Catholics in Fredericton celebrated an Aboriginal saint on Sunday. A week ago in the Vatican, seven new saints were canonized. Among them, Kateri Tekakwitha, the first North American Aboriginal woman to reach sainthood. Sunday in Fredericton, Catholics celebrated the occasion in the country where she was born. Marjorie Polchies, an elder from the Woodstock First […]

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New Brunswick Catholics celebrate Aboriginal Saint – CBC.ca

Catholics in Fredericton celebrated an Aboriginal saint on Sunday. A week ago in the Vatican, seven new saints were canonized. Among them, Kateri Tekakwitha, the first North American Aboriginal woman to reach sainthood. Sunday in Fredericton, Catholics celebrated the occasion in the country where she was born. Marjorie Polchies, an elder from the Woodstock First […]

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Lack of education on aboriginal taxes – StarPhoenix

The Social Science Research Laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan – the only facility of its kind in Canada – created the Taking the Pulse survey in its group analysis lab, which includes multiple departments from across the faculty of arts and sciences. Their research found many people have a mistaken belief in the level […]

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