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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, 2009670 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

by NationTalk on June 16, 2009511 Views

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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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Swine flu hitting northern Ont. First Nations; Lots of flu, Sandy … – Coast Reporter

Swine flu hitting northern Ont. First Nations; Lots of flu, Sandy Lake chief says

TORONTO – Swine flu has started to circulate in First Nations communities in northern Ontario, with hundreds of people falling ill on the Sandy Lake First Nation reserve.

http://www.coastreporter.net/article/GB/20090614/CP02/306149910/-1/sechelt/swine-flu-hitting-northern-ont-first-nations-lots-of-flu-sandy&template=cpart

by NationTalk on June 15, 2009501 Views

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Focus on human side of global warming – uwo.ca

Focus on human side of global warming

By Heather Travis
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Global warming cannot be reduced to concerns about melting ice and snow. The people whose way of life is threatened by the changing climate are equally in danger, says Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier.

http://communications.uwo.ca/com/western_news/stories/focus_on_human_side_of_global_warming_20090609444435/

by NationTalk on June 15, 2009500 Views

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Procession marks first anniversary of residential schools apology – vancouversun.com

Procession marks first anniversary of residential schools apology

By Jorge Barrera, Canwest News Service
June 11, 2009

OTTAWA — Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine walked beside Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl on Thursday as they led a procession of about 1,000 aboriginals, students, union workers and church officials to the steps of Parliament Hill to mark the first anniversary of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s apology for residential schools.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Procession+marks+first+anniversary+residential+schools+apology/1686671/story.html

by NationTalk on June 15, 2009558 Views

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First Nation hit by swine flu struggling to get medical supplies: chief. – Winnipeg Free Press

First Nation hit by swine flu struggling to get medical supplies: chief.

By Arielle Godbout, Canwest News Service
June 11, 2009
Winnipeg Free Press

WINNIPEG – The spread of swine flu to two isolated First Nations in Manitoba is a crisis says one chief because his community doesn’t have the basic medical resources to deal with the situation.

http://www.canada.com/First+Nation+swine+struggling+medical+supplies+chief/1685572/story.html

by NationTalk on June 15, 2009491 Views

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Remoteness allied to overcrowding – Globe and Mail

Globe editorials

Remoteness allied to overcrowding

Canada’s pandemic readiness will be tested as much in remote aboriginal communities as in the schools and workplaces of the big cities

From Friday’s Globe and Mail, Saturday, Jun. 13, 2009 03:49AM EDT

Canada’s pandemic readiness will be tested as much in remote aboriginal communities as in the schools and workplaces of the big cities. Although the influenza H1N1 (swine flu), declared an international pandemic yesterday by the World Health Organization, has been mostly mild, it has begun to strain the resources of fly-in reserves such as those in the northeastern corner of Manitoba. Sixteen of the 24 H1N1 patients in intensive care in the province are aboriginal, both rural and urban, according to Joel Kettner, the province’s chief public health officer. In a more dangerous outbreak, aboriginal people will be vulnerable.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/remoteness-allied-to-overcrowding/article1178848/

by NationTalk on June 15, 2009673 Views

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Historic day for group aboriginal grads (Chatham Daily News)

Historic day for group aboriginal grads
Stretching parameters of leadership

TREVOR TERFLOTH
The Daily News

WALPOLE ISLAND — After two years of hard work, a group of aboriginal teachers will make history today.

http://chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1609214

by NationTalk on June 12, 2009565 Views

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Police disperse aboriginal protesters in eastern Ontario (Times & Transcript)

Police disperse aboriginal protesters in eastern Ontario

Published Friday June 12th, 2009

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

http://www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/697600

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Information sought on aboriginal students (Chatham Daily News)

Information sought on aboriginal students

EDUCATION: Parents to fill out forms voluntarily

Posted By TREVOR TERFLOTH, THE DAILY NEWS

The Lambton Kent District School Board hopes additional information will help it better support aboriginal students in the area.

http://chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1607638

by NationTalk on June 12, 2009626 Views

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Remember the historic apology – Portage Daily Graphic

Remember the historic apology

Posted By Althia Raj, Sun Media

OTTAWA — More than 250 aboriginals and their supporters gathered on Parliament Hill Thursday for the National Day of Reconciliation.

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1611012

by NationTalk on June 12, 2009629 Views

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Cornwall mayor demands action on border dispute – CTV.ca

Cornwall mayor demands action on border dispute

Updated: Fri Jun. 12 2009 12:03:55
ctvottawa.ca

The mayor of Cornwall, Ont. is demanding Canada’s public safety minister take steps to reopen an eastern Ontario border-crossing that’s been closed since the beginning of June.

http://ottawa.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090612/OTT_Cornwall_Border_090612/20090612?hub=Ottawa

by NationTalk on June 12, 2009623 Views

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Native bridge protest remains ‘volatile’ – National Post

Native bridge protest remains ‘volatile’

Jorge Barrera, Canwest News Service
Published: Friday, June 12, 2009

A heavy police presence remains around a bridge in eastern Ontario after Ontario Provincial Police officers arrested about a dozen people Friday morning following a clash with native protesters who have blocked the bridge since Sunday, the OPP said.

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=1689978

by NationTalk on June 12, 2009783 Views

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Province issues plea for nurses to work in flu-stricken north – CBC.ca

Province issues plea for nurses to work in flu-stricken north

Last Updated: Friday, June 12, 2009

Manitoba’s health minister has issued a public plea to doctors and nurses to help northern communities hit hard by swine flu.

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/06/12/mb-nurses-first-nations-flu-manitoba.html

by NationTalk on June 12, 2009621 Views

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Officials touring St. Theresa Point – Winnipeg Free Press

Officials touring St. Theresa Point

By: Staff Writer
12/06/2009

WINNIPEG — Health Minister Theresa Oswald is getting a first-hand look of the H1N1 plight that has struck St. Theresa Point.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Officials-touring-St-Theresa-Point-47936132.html

by NationTalk on June 12, 2009645 Views

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Swine flu declared a pandemic – Toronto Star

Swine flu declared a pandemic

MARIA CHENG, FRANK JORDANS
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

GENEVA – The World Health Organization told its member nations it was declaring a swine flu pandemic Thursday – the first global flu epidemic in 41 years – as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere.

http://www.healthzone.ca/health/article/649083

by NationTalk on June 12, 2009801 Views

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Getting the word out – The Citizen

Getting the word out

By Andrea Rondeau, The Citizen
June 10, 2009

Ten Old Books will be the site of a book signing Saturday, June 13 from 1-3 p.m.

Jackie Windh of Tofino will be stopping in Duncan as part of an eight-event tour to promote First Nations of the Pacific Northwest: Change and Tradition, published by the Westfalian Museum for Natural History in Muenster, Germany

http://www.canada.com/Getting+word/1679563/story.html

by NationTalk on June 11, 2009519 Views

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Federal Official Scolds B.C. for Native-Rights Bill – Globe and Mail

Federal Official Scolds B.C. for Native-Rights Bill

Letter from deputy minister for Indian Affairs shows Ottawa’s concern about being left in the dark on Recognition Act

Justine Hunter

Victoria — From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail, Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2009

The B.C. government is jeopardizing relations with Ottawa on critical aboriginal issues with its handling of a proposed new law on native rights, a letter obtained by The Globe and Mail warns.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/feds-scold-bc-for-native-rights-bill/article1175736/

by NationTalk on June 11, 2009551 Views

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WHO on verge of declaring H1N1 flu pandemic – Reuters

WHO on verge of declaring H1N1 flu pandemic

Tue Jun 9, 2009
By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is on the verge of declaring the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years, but wants to ensure countries are well prepared to prevent a panic, its top flu expert said on Tuesday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE5583US20090609

by NationTalk on June 11, 2009444 Views

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Flu close to pandemic stage – edmontonsun.com

Flu close to pandemic stage
WHO says H1N1 spreading

By CHRISTINA SPENCER, NATIONAL BUREAU
Last Updated: 10th June 2009

OTTAWA — The World Health Organization is on the brink of declaring the H1N1 swine influenza an official pandemic, and Canadian officials are watching two particularly vulnerable populations: young people and aboriginals.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/canada/2009/06/10/9746596-sun.html

by NationTalk on June 11, 2009636 Views

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A rising political star from Vancouver Island Shawn Atleo has a good shot at becoming the next national chief of 750,000 aboriginals

BY MIRO CERNETIG, VANCOUVER SUN
JUNE 10, 2009

One of Canada’s most important political campaigns is underway, though it’s going unnoticed by most Canadians. That’s because it’s not a federal or provincial election. Nor is it about about running a major city.

It’s the race to be the next national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

Whoever wins will speak for 750,000 aboriginals — a constituency that outnumbers the population of three Canadian provinces. Simply put, the AFN chief is the most powerful, elected aboriginal leader in Canada. It not an exaggeration to say it’s something like being prime minister of Indian Country.

by NationTalk on June 10, 2009715 Views

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Western’s Amazing Grads – Anthony Isaac – communications.uwo.ca

Western’s Amazing Grads – Anthony Isaac

By Mario Campos
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Offering a hand to indigenous youth

Anthony Isaac is a student with one big goal in mind: to make conditions easier for indigenous students. He will do whatever it takes to reach this goal, including starting up his own program.

http://communications.uwo.ca/com/western_news/stories/western%27s_amazing_grads_-_anthony_isaac_20090604444415/

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009992 Views

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Helping aboriginal women avert diabetes – communications.uwo.ca

Helping aboriginal women avert diabetes

By Heather Travis
Thursday, June 4, 2009

It was once common practice to tell pregnant mothers to put their feet up and eat for two.

But University of Western Ontario associate professor Michelle Mottola believes these old wives’ tales can harm an unborn child and she’s committed to changing such myths.

http://communications.uwo.ca/com/western_news/stories/helping_aboriginal_women_avert_diabetes_20090604444398/

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009564 Views

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Facebook Users Urged to Say ‘Sorry’ for Residential Schools – Winnipeg Free Press

Facebook Users Urged to Say ‘Sorry’ for Residential Schools

By: Arielle Godbout
7/06/2009

Justin Jaron Lewis is changing his Facebook status to “is sorry” on June 11, and he wants others to join him as he commemorates the first anniversary of the federal government’s apology to residential school survivors.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/facebook-users-urged-to-say-sorry-for-residential-schools-47140912.html

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009618 Views

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Yes, Iroquois Diplomacy. No, Colonial Gun Boys – MNN

Yes, Iroquois Diplomacy. No, Colonial Gun Boys

YES, IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY
by MNN

Canada has always known that we were against putting guns in the hands of the border guards in the middle of our community. The US and Canada have abandoned their border checkpoints at Cornwall Island in the St. Lawrence River. The New York State Police and Cornwall City Police have closed down the bridges. We can’t easily get on or off the island or go about our normal lives. In fact we are imprisoned.

http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/4248-yes-iroquois-diplomacy-no-colonial-gun-boys.html

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009444 Views

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American Indian Film Institute call for entries – examiner.com

American Indian Film Institute call for entries

June 7

The American Indian Film Institute (AIFI) is seeking film and video entries for the 34th annual American Indian Film Festival — the nation’s oldest and most prestigious venue for American Indian film arts and entertainment.

http://www.examiner.com/x-12553-SF-Ethnic-Communities-Examiner~y2009m6d7-American-Indian-Film-Institute-call-for-entries

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009517 Views

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Church HQ may head to Winnipeg – National Post

Church HQ may head to Winnipeg

United Church

Danna Zabrovsky, National Post
Published: Monday, June 08, 2009

A movement is afoot to move the United Church of Canada’s headquarters from Toronto to Winnipeg, with proponents saying the cost of living and working in Toronto is too high.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/toronto/story.html?id=1673292

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009619 Views

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Same rules apply – National Post

Same rules apply

National Post
Published: Saturday, June 06, 2009

Re: Rewards For Reserves, June 4.

The federal government proposes to give bonuses to aboriginal bands that are successful, while “bands with a track record of failure will be frozen out.”

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=1668416

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009557 Views

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This one’s for the kids – nationalpost.com

This one’s for the kids

Thomas Haden Church just wants to make a movie that he can enjoy with his daughter

Jamie Portman, Canwest News Service
Published: Saturday, June 06, 2009

In an age of political correctness, how hazardous is it to play a posturing Aboriginal travesty named Johnny Whitefeather in the new comedy Imagine That? Or, to put it more bluntly, is he in danger of offending Native Americans when the movie opens June 12?

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=1668456

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009497 Views

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National Post editorial board: Chuck Strahl’s welcome new approach

National Post editorial board: Chuck Strahl’s welcome new approach

Posted: June 06, 2009,
Editorial, Full Comment

“Aboriginal funding will reward initiative, innovation and progress”

Perhaps it’s just a coincidence, but the more the federal government finds itself lacking options on the economic front, the more progress it seems to make in other areas of the Conservative agenda.

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/06/06/national-post-editorial-board-chuck-strahl-s-welcome-new-approach.aspx

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Bill C-8 won’t help native women – National Post

Bill C-8 won’t help native women

National Post
Published: Monday, June 08, 2009

Re: Native Bill Puts Women’s Rights Before First Nation Politics, Joseph Quesnel, May 29.

Joseph Quesnel’s statement that Bill C-8 would make it easier for women to access the courts to reclaim property and “some dignity from a lost marriage” is not only wrong but insulting. Bill C-8 is not just a women’s issue but a family issue. Under this legislation dealing with Matrimonial Real Property (MRP), a family separation could see women, children and elders left homeless and at the mercy of a provincial court-imposed judgment.

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=1673256

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009683 Views

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Prince vows to do more to promote awards program in North – Globe and Mail

Prince vows to do more to promote awards program in North

DAWN WALTON
CALGARY — From Monday’s Globe and Mail, Monday, Jun. 08, 2009

Geraldine Van Bibber has seen many of the troubles that plague young people in the North.

But after a meeting yesterday with Prince Edward, the Commissioner of the Yukon is optimistic that an expansion of an international awards program sponsored by the Royal Family may give residents, particularly aboriginal youngsters, new goals and dreams.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/prince-vows-to-do-more-to-promote-awards-program-in-north/article1172889/

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009426 Views

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Title law would undermine native rights, lawyers say – Globe and Mail

Title law would undermine native rights, lawyers say

Proposed legislation prompting fierce debate among B.C. aboriginals; Grand Chief says more discussion needed

Justine Hunter
Monday, Jun. 08, 2009 03:55AM EDT

A proposed law that is being drafted to recognize aboriginal title in B.C. may “fatally undermine” those rights, a group of lawyers specializing in native law argues.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/title-law-would-undermine-native-rights-lawyers-say/article1172574/

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009447 Views

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Tono: a glorious story of horses and humans – Globe and Mail

Tono: a glorious story of horses and humans

Paula Citron
From Monday’s Globe and Mail

Sandra Laronde founded Toronto-based Red Sky Performance in 2000 to be a voice for Aboriginal arts. Her inspiration for TONO is the shared culture of the indigenous peoples of Canada, Mongolia and China’s Inner Mongolia.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/tono-a-glorious-story-of-horses-and-humans/article1172549/

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Phil Fontaine: From humble beginnings to Parliament Hill – Global National

Phil Fontaine: From humble beginnings to Parliament Hill

Global National
Published: Thursday, June 4, 2009

He’s an unassuming man who speaks with a soft voice, but don’t be fooled. Phil Fontaine means business.

http://www.globaltv.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=1663360

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Phil Fontaine will retire; B.C.’s Shawn Atleo most likely to replace him – straight.com

Phil Fontaine will retire; B.C.’s Shawn Atleo most likely to replace him

By Charlie Smith

The 64-year-old national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Phil Fontaine, announced today (June 4) that he won’t seek reelection.

http://www.straight.com/article-228471/phil-fontaine-will-retire-bcs-shawn-atleo-most-likely-replace-him

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Gathering of police, aboriginals will be artsy – The Hamilton Spectator

Gathering of police, aboriginals will be artsy

The Hamilton Spectator
(Jun 3, 2009)

Art will dominate this year’s gathering of Hamilton police and members of the city’s aboriginal community.

http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/576497

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Sam George: Relentless in his pursuit of answers – Globe and Mail

Sam George: Relentless in his pursuit of answers

Anthony Reinhart
Toronto — Globe and Mail

Had he been a bitter man, Sam George might have found a way to rationalize a hatred for Chief Superintendent Chris Coles of the Ontario Provincial Police.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/sam-george-relentless-in-his-pursuit-of-answers/article1166463/

by NationTalk on June 4, 2009656 Views

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Aboriginal elder blesses medicine bags for human rights museum – CP

Aboriginal elder blesses medicine bags for human rights museum

WINNIPEG
KEVIN ROLLASON
The Canadian Press

Aboriginal elders are making sure that Mother Earth is on side with the construction of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=257216&sc=505

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Ottawa looks to redefine rules for Indian status – Globe and Mail

Ottawa looks to redefine rules for Indian status

Court rulings leave federal government 10 months to set new eligibility standards, with huge financial implications

BILL CURRY
OTTAWA — From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail, Thursday, Jun. 04, 2009

The Conservative government says it will rewrite the 19th century Indian Act this summer with “willing” aboriginal groups, opting not to challenge a court ruling that struck down the law’s definition of Indian.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ottawa-looks-to-redefine-rules-for-indian-status/article1166207/

by NationTalk on June 4, 2009701 Views

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Well done, Governor-General Jean – saultstar.com

Well done, Governor-General Jean

So, Paul Watson, of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, thinks that Gov.- Gen. Michelle Jean’s gesture of attending an Inuit feast and eating raw seal meat was “barbaric” and “embarrassing” and he wonders what the Queen would think of it.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1595887

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Atleo aims for top job in Canada – Westerly News

Atleo aims for top job in Canada

By Sarah Douziech, Westerly News June 4, 2009

BC’s regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations is submitting nomination papers this week for his bid to become National Chief in Canada.

http://www.canada.com/Atleo+aims+Canada/1660811/story.html

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National Chief Fontaine won’t seek re-election: report – CTV

National Chief Fontaine won’t seek re-election: report

Wed. Jun. 3 2009

OTTAWA — After almost nine years fighting it out in the trenches of national native politics, Phil Fontaine is going out on a high note.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090603/phil_fontaine_090603/20090603?hub=Canada

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H1N1 outbreak feared in Canadian Indians – UPI.com

H1N1 outbreak feared in Canadian Indians

Published: June 2, 2009

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 2 (UPI) — Canadian health officials in Manitoba Tuesday were investigating whether an outbreak of respiratory illnesses on an isolated Indian reservation is H1N1 flu.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/06/02/H1N1-outbreak-feared-in-Canadian-Indians/UPI-68121243950059/

by NationTalk on June 3, 2009784 Views

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Native judge to be new chair of residential schools commission – Globe and Mail

Native judge to be new chair of residential schools commission
Mr. Justice Murray Sinclair is a respected aboriginal judge from Manitoba’s Court of Queen’s Bench

JOE FRIESEN AND KIRK MAKIN
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail, Wednesday, Jun. 03, 2009

Mr. Justice Murray Sinclair, a respected aboriginal judge from Manitoba’s Court of Queen’s Bench, will be appointed the new chair of Canada’s residential schools truth and reconciliation commission, The Globe and Mail has learned.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/native-judge-to-be-new-chair-of-residential-schools-commission/article1166269/

by NationTalk on June 3, 2009643 Views

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New health services for Siksika Nation (CTV Calgary)

Updated: Tue Jun. 02 2009

The Siksika Nation, which is about an hour south of Calgary, has a new health services building. The building houses everything from medical care to dental services to counseling.

The health centre also has telehealth services which means a specialist in Calgary can consult with a doctor and patient on the Siksika Nation using a camera and video screen.

http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090602/CGY_Siksika_Health_090602/20090602/?hub=CalgaryHome

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Ottawa Looks to Redefine Rules for Indian Status (Globe and Mail)

BILL CURRY – OTTAWA
Wednesday, Jun. 03, 2009

The Conservative government says it will rewrite the 19th century Indian Act this summer with “willing” aboriginal groups, opting not to challenge a court ruling that struck down the law’s definition of Indian.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ottawa-looks-to-redefine-rules-for-indian-status/article1166207/

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Remarks to Senate of Canada * June 2, 2009 * Anniverary of the Apology to Victims of Residential Schools

Submitted by hendrie on Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mary Simon
National President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Good afternoon everyone and thank you for your invitation to speak today.

It is an honour both as a Canadian, and as leader of Canada’s Inuit, to be in this Chamber to mark…and reflect on…the historic event that occurred one year ago … the Prime Minister’s Statement of Apology to Former Students of Indian Residential Schools.

http://www.itk.ca/media-centre/speeches/remarks-senate-canada-june-2-2009-anniverary-apology-victims-residential-schoo

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Fresh Tracks: Carving a New Path for Aboriginal Business (CBC NEWS)

Alberta’s working-age aboriginal population is growing twice as fast as the provincial rate, but faces an unemployment rate that’s triple the Alberta rate. CBC Edmonton explores economic development on and off reserves to learn how Alberta’s aboriginal communities are building successful businesses and closing the unemployment gap.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2009/05/05/alberta-aboriginal-business.html

by NationTalk on June 2, 2009640 Views

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