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Hundreds attend Prosperity open houses – Williams Lake Tribune

Hundreds attend Prosperity open houses

By Sage Birchwater – Williams Lake Tribune
Published: November 11, 2008

Around 150 people attended a Friday night public hearing on the proposed Prosperity Mine at Taseko Lake in the Gibraltar Room in Williams Lake.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_cariboo/williamslaketribune/news/34239679.html

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Aboriginal TV focuses on Island – Times Colonist

Aboriginal TV focuses on Island
Network picks up children’s series, gardening journey

Michael D. Reid, Times Colonist
Published: Monday, November 10, 2008

The achievements of two First Nations women operating out of their comfort zones have produced two different projects for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. The one thing they have in common is a focus on Vancouver Island.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/columnists/story.html?id=f6e6bf42-eaff-4435-b158-60691b656acb

by NationTalk on November 10, 2008658 Views

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Mohawks, government remain at odds over land claim – Belleville Intelligencer

Mohawk band, government remain at odds over land claim

Posted By By Stephen Petrick

An Indian and Northern Affairs Canada spokeswoman says the federal government remains committed to settling the Culbertson Tract land claim.

But the Chief of the Mohawks of the Quinte said there’s no point in talking until Canada changes its land transfer policy.

http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1288291

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First Nations soldiers honour Aboriginal veterans – CTV.ca

First Nations soldiers honour Aboriginal veterans

Updated Mon. Nov. 10 2008
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — Several dozen First Nations veterans and their supporters came together in Vancouver over the weekend to pay tribute to those who have served in armed conflicts in defence of Canada.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081110/Aboriginal_veterans_081110/20081110?hub=Canada

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Vancouver First Nations soldiers march to mark Aboriginal Veterans Day – The Chronicle Journal

Vancouver First Nations soldiers march to mark Aboriginal Veterans Day

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Several dozen First Nations veterans and their supporters came together in Vancouver on the weekend to pay tribute to those who have served in armed conflicts in defence of Canada.

As the group marched down Vancouver’s West Hastings behind a truck with drummers and singers, the usually seedy and downtrodden Downtown Eastside came to a stop.

http://www.westislandchronicle.com/article-cp57301031-Vancouver-First-Nations-soldiers-march-to-mark-Aboriginal-Veterans-Day.html

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Stanley Park canoe marks cultural awakening (CTV)

Stanley Park canoe marks cultural awakening

Updated: Sat Nov. 08 2008
ctvbc.ca

For a group of East Vancouver aboriginal youth, the birth of a native canoe is more than just a construction project. It is a cultural awakening.

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20081108/BC_native_canoe_081108/20081108?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

by NationTalk on November 9, 2008596 Views

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Environment minister to hear Fort Chipewyan health concerns (CBC)

Environment minister to hear Fort Chipewyan health concerns

Last Updated: Saturday, November 8, 2008

Alberta’s environment minister is heading to Fort Chipewyan on Monday to meet with aboriginal chiefs and community leaders about complaints of high cancer rates.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2008/11/08/edm-081108-renner-fort-chipewyan.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on November 9, 2008608 Views

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Hundreds attend funeral for Man., Aboriginal Affairs minister, Oscar Lathlin (Canadian Press)

Hundreds attend funeral for Man., Aboriginal Affairs minister, Oscar Lathlin

By The Canadian Press

THE PAS, Man. – The pews of a church in The Pas, Man., sometimes shook with laughter as hundreds came together Saturday at a funeral for Manitoba’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister, Oscar Lathlin, who died last weekend.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/081108/national/mba_minister_funeral_2

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Remembering Minister Lathlin (CTV)

Remembering Minister Lathlin

Updated: Sat Nov. 08 2008
The Canadian Press

The pews of a church in The Pas, Man., sometimes shook with laughter as hundreds came together Saturday at a funeral for Manitoba’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister, Oscar Lathlin, who died last weekend.

http://winnipeg.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20081108/wpg_lathlin_funeral_081108/20081108?hub=WinnipegHome

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Winnipeg act big winners at APCMA (CTV)

Winnipeg act big winners at APCMA

Updated: Sat Nov. 08 2008

The red carpet was rolled out for dozens of North America’s top acts Friday night. The 2008 Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards was held at the MTS Centre.

http://winnipeg.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20081108/wpg_apcma_081108/20081108?hub=WinnipegHome

by NationTalk on November 9, 2008757 Views

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Eagle & Hawk nab 4 trophies at aboriginal music awards (CBC)

Eagle & Hawk nab 4 trophies at aboriginal music awards

Last Updated: Saturday, November 8, 2008

New country artist Crystal Shawanda and rockers Eagle & Hawk were big winners Friday at the annual Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2008/11/08/aboriginal-music-awards.html?ref=rss

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‘Positive’ meeting for aboriginal residential schools commission (Toronto Star)

‘Positive’ meeting for aboriginal residential schools commission

Nov 08, 2008

A meeting to rescue the troubled aboriginal residential schools commission broke up yesterday with cautious optimism and a promise to meet again later in the month.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/533277

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Sentencing circles can offer a unique form of justice – The Gazette

Sentencing circles can offer a unique form of justice

The Gazette

Yellow Quill First Nation is a hardscrabble place in Saskatchewan, home to a reserve community where unemployment runs high and hope is in short supply.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/features/viewpoints/story.html?id=eac6d1f6-c868-4da2-a603-6bef82763721

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RCMP issue Canada-wide warrant for 18-year-old who escaped from … – Metro Canada

RCMP issue Canada-wide warrant for 18-year-old who escaped from youth facility

REGINA – RCMP in Saskatchewan have issued a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of an 18-year-old, who escaped from a youth detention centre in Regina.

http://www.metronews.ca/edmonton/canada/article/138098

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Two Ways to Be a Nation – Dominion Paper

Two Ways to Be a Nation
Struggle for control of the “trillion-dollar Sudbury basin”

November 6, 2008

ATIKAMEKSHENG ANISHNAWBEK–In May of this year, the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (Whitefish Lake) First Nation launched a land claim alleging that the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850 has been violated by the Canadian and Ontario governments.

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/2109

by NationTalk on November 9, 2008593 Views

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Justice study bursaries awarded – Leader-Post

Justice study bursaries awarded

Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
Published: Friday, November 07, 2008

Four aboriginal students were rewarded for following their dreams by the RCMP and the Regina Police Service (RPS) on Thursday.

Geoffrey Gustafson, Dawn Jimmy, Lashawn Wahpooseyan and Jennifer Lavalley were awarded justice study scholarships.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=416628f6-df05-41e3-af6f-f2ed27c2e09e

by NationTalk on November 7, 2008775 Views

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Squaring the circle on justice – National Post

Squaring the circle on justice

Colby Cosh, National Post
Published: Friday, November 07, 2008

Christopher Pauchay, who pleaded guilty Monday to criminal negligence causing death, is still worldwide news. The member of the Yellow Quill First Nation took his infant daughters outside half-dressed early in the morning of Jan. 29, attempting a long, inebriated trek to another house. In the subarctic temperatures, the children died of hypothermia not far from their own door. Judging from the interest still being shown in places like Belgium (where a Flemish headline describes Pauchay as a “dronken Vader”) and Venezuela (“Padre se declara culpable de muertes por congelacion”), this was no ordinary accident in a small, remote community.

http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=4252cc77-d93f-4749-a757-fd54fe8fd229

by NationTalk on November 7, 2008669 Views

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Band members opposed to sale of land – Chatham Daily

Band members opposed to sale of land
CALDWELL CHIEF TARGET OF PROTEST

Posted By ERICA BAJER, THE DAILY NEWS

Some members of the Caldwell First Nation will be in Windsor today to protest the selling of some of the band’s land.

http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1284990

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Inspiration, across borders – Globe and Mail

Inspiration, across borders

DIANNA SAKISHEWAY
November 7, 2008

Cowessess First Nation, Sask. — It’s inspirational to hear black Americans express that the historical significance of Barack Obama’s victory is defined not only by what he can do for America – but even more so by their feelings of being capable and responsible to act for America. This is very empowering language coming from their place of joy.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081107.COLETTS07-2/TPStory/Comment

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Canadians not ready to elect aboriginal as PM – The StarPhoenix

Canadians not ready to elect aboriginal as PM

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, November 07, 2008

It’s said that when something is useless and worn out, it’s given to the coloured folks. In Canada, we have received the white man’s castoffs for years. The same thing is happening now south of the border.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/columnists/story.html?id=ca697fb7-8503-4edb-9506-e1b51f6312e8

by NationTalk on November 7, 2008572 Views

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Iqaluit set to host Canadian mixed curling championship – CBC

Iqaluit set to host Canadian mixed curling championship

Last Updated: Thursday, November 6, 2008

Some of Canada’s top curlers will hit the ice — indoor ice, that is — in Iqaluit this weekend, as the Canadian mixed curling championship heads far north to the Nunavut capital.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2008/11/06/iqaluit-curling.html

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One-year term for Metis election fraud – The StarPhoenix

One-year term for Metis election fraud

Betty Ann Adam, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, November 07, 2008

A former elected official with the Metis Nation-Saskatchewan (MNS), who committed fraud in the organization’s 2004 election, was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=569d3f7c-1c11-4089-a9cf-c42aaef0a886

by NationTalk on November 7, 2008663 Views

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Working hard to heal a deep wound – Globe and Mail

Working hard to heal a deep wound
Yellow Quill First Nation tries to address alcohol abuse after the loss of two little girls

GLORIA GALLOWAY
From Friday’s Globe and Mail
November 7, 2008

YELLOW QUILL FIRST NATION, SASK. — There isn’t a lot to do on the Yellow Quill First Nation reserve where Christopher Pauchay lost his two infant daughters last January during a drunken stumble into a subzero night.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081107.wyellowquill07/BNStory/National/home

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Former judge steps in to help salvage native truth commission – Toronto Star

Former judge steps in to help salvage native truth commission

Richard Brennan
Ottawa Bureau

OTTAWA–Former Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci has agreed to help get the faltering Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission back on track.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/531593

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Arrests in a Pair of Protests at Reserve Near Belleville – Canadian Press

Arrests in a pair of protests at reserve near Belleville

By THE CANADIAN PRESS

BELLEVILLE, Ont. – Thirteen people are facing charges for protests last week on the Tyendinaga Mohawk reserve, east of Belleville.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2008/11/07/7335996-cp.html

by NationTalk on November 7, 2008724 Views

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Data Places Blame on Humans for Polar Warming – Daily Tech

Data Places Blame on Humans for Polar Warming

Kristy Erdodi – November 6, 2008 10:10 AM

For the first time, research supports blaming humans as a cause of polar warming in the Arctic and Antarctica.

Up until recently, although various studies had shown increases in both poles’ temperatures, no research could truly support pointing a finger at human activity as the cause. The UK’s University of East Anglia (UEA) has changed this, thanks to their Climatic Research Unit, which carried out research supporting for the first time the idea that anthropogenic climate change is responsible for warming at the Arctic and Antarctic.

http://www.dailytech.com/Data+Places+Blame+on+Humans+for+Polar+Warming/article13340.htm

by NationTalk on November 7, 2008503 Views

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Securing the Northwest Passage Essential – Embassy Mag

Securing the Northwest Passage Essential

by Jeff Davis

The polar ice that once made the Northwest Passage a nearly impassable and extremely dangerous sea route is quickly melting, and with increased shipping traffic looming on the horizon, experts agree Canada must beef up its presence in the Arctic or risking losing its claim to these contested waters.

http://www.embassymag.ca/page/view/securing_northwest_passage-11-6-2008

by NationTalk on November 7, 2008662 Views

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Talks must focus on compensation, chief says – Globe and Mail

Talks must focus on compensation, chief says
Hupacasath First Nation calls for yet-to-be-appointed mediator to put price on loss of access to sacred land

MARK HUME
November 6, 2008

VANCOUVER — After a major court victory that saw the British Columbia government rebuked for failing to seriously consult with the Hupacasath First Nation, Chief Judith Sayers said yesterday a $25-million to $40-million claim for compensation will be a key issue when talks resume.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081106.BCLAND06/TPStory/National

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Three Sask. reserves celebrate land claim settlement worth $80 million – Metro News

Three Sask. reserves celebrate land claim settlement worth $80 million

REGINA – Three Saskatchewan reserves are celebrating an $80 million land-claim settlement reached this week with the federal government.

The deal for 5,180 hectares of land is with the Cote, Keeseekoose and Key First Nations…

http://www.metronews.ca/vancouver/canada/article/136909

by NationTalk on November 6, 2008492 Views

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Nunavut rejects call to curb hunt – Globe and Mail

BEAR POPULATION
Nunavut rejects call to curb hunt
Decision leaves controversial Baffin Bay region quota at 105 polar bears

MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT
ENVIRONMENT REPORTER
November 6, 2008

Nunavut has decided to leave unchanged the number of polar bears it allows to be killed each year in one of the largest areas of the territory, rejecting calls for tighter restrictions on hunting to allow the carnivores’ populations to recover.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081106.POLAR06/TPStory/Environment

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First Nations video series First Nations video series – Western Star

First Nations video series First Nations video series

The Western Star

CORNER BROOK — Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery will host a series of videos by First Nations artists and filmmakers from across Canada.

The series, “Red Eye: First Nations Short Film and Video,” shows 27 videos by 19 artists and vary in length from just over a minute to nearly 10 minutes in length…

http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=187444&sc=29

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Band fights bid to move fuel spill trial – The StarPhoenix

Band fights bid to move fuel spill trial
Cites travel costs to testify in La Ronge

Luke Simcoe, The StarPhoenix
Published: Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation, which is facing federal and provincial charges in connection with a 2006 diesel spill in its home community of Wollaston Lake, is fighting the Crown’s application to have the court venue moved to La Ronge.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=0369269e-0f2a-4ac4-999c-aceade70a695

by NationTalk on November 6, 2008697 Views

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Festival for All Nations offers something for everyone – Winnipeg Sun

Festival for All Nations offers something for everyone

She’s one of the biggest names on the roster, for sure.

But as far as this year’s Manito Ahbee Festival goes, Crystal Shawanda is just the tip of the iceberg.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/Entertainment/AandE/2008/11/06/7320406-sun.html

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Iacobucci to assist derailed truth commission – Globe and Mail

Iacobucci to assist derailed truth commission

SUE BAILEY
From Thursday’s Globe and Mail
November 6, 2008 at 7:00 AM EST

OTTAWA — The former Supreme Court judge who helped craft a historic compensation deal for abuse in native residential schools will try to salvage the truth commission that was at its heart.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081105.wtruth1105/BNStory/National/home?cid=al_gam_mostemail

by NationTalk on November 6, 2008691 Views

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Self-government conference in city – The StarPhoenix

Self-government conference in city

The StarPhoenix
Published: Thursday, November 06, 2008

Aboriginal self-government experts from across Canada will gather in Saskatoon for a conference this weekend.

“Everyone talks about self-government but very little has moved forward. Why is that?” said John Whyte, a University of Saskatchewan law professor.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=0203cb8c-f294-459a-8ca1-cc03b909e31d

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The plan is to wing it – Guelph Mercury

The plan is to wing it
Throat singer Tagaq is winning a world of fans, and fellow musicians love her for improvising

Jason Schneider
for NightLife
(Nov 6, 2008)

With her growing list of high profile fans, including Björk, Mike Patton, and the Kronos Quartet, Tanya Tagaq may be the unlikeliest musical star to emerge from Canada in some time. But while you won’t hear her interpretation of her native Inuit throat singing on the radio, it is a sound that is instantly, and captivatingly, universal, as evidenced by the flood of international acclaim she has so far received.

http://news.guelphmercury.com/arts/article/400924

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Aboriginal Artists Tell their Own Stories – Metro News

Aboriginal artists tell their own stories

TRACEY TONG/METRO OTTAWA
November 06, 2008

Twenty years ago, media artist Ehren Thomas likely wouldn’t be exhibiting his work at the National Gallery of Canada.

http://www.metronews.ca/ottawa/local/article/136790

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Panel urges Canada to pump up Arctic research – Montreal Gazette

Panel urges Canada to pump up Arctic research

Margaret Munro, Canwest News Service

With Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s northern research station still years away from reality, an international panel says it is time to “start now” to build knowledge about the fast-changing Arctic.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=99d75fa2-5440-4aed-9d4f-2eb478bbf13f

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Tobique First Nation – NB Power dispute heated up after recent actions – Victoria Star

Tobique First Nation – NB Power dispute heated up after recent actions

Published Wednesday November 5th, 2008

Women of Tobique First Nation have been staying during the days in a drafty tent – now a cold and drafty tent – for many months as they protest on behalf of the band what they consider unfair treatment by NB Power and the federal Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Hart Perley, Fern Nicholas, and Bette Paul had a wood fire going in the heater stove last Wednesday afternoon, October 29, but it wasn’t raising the temperature much on a blustery day.

http://victoriastar.canadaeast.com/news/article/470506

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BC Aboriginals Get Land Back – Westcoaster

BC Aboriginals Get Land Back

Published Date: 2008/11/5
By Dirk Meissner
The Canadian Press

VICTORIA — A “difficult chapter” in Canadian history has come to an end with an agreement to return to B.C. aboriginals thousands of hectares of reserve lands seized by the government almost a century ago.

http://www.westcoaster.ca/modules/AMS/article.php?storyid=5455

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City signs partnership agreement with First Nations and Metis – Southwest Booster

City signs partnership agreement with First Nations and Metis

The Southwest Booster

With Swift Current growing at a steady pace the City is partnering with the Aboriginal community in order to help provide the workforce needed to keep the community moving forward.

http://swbooster.com/index.cfm?sid=187111&sc=39

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Frustration roils band near site of bombings – Financial Post

Frustration roils band near site of bombings

Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal
Published: Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Curtis Belcourt picks a beer can out of the ditch in front of his house and gives his grandson a hug.

Behind them, a tanker truck throws up a cloud of dust on the gravel road before it turns to pavement.

http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=935028

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Signs of Optimism – Leader-Post

Signs of optimism

Scott Sibbald and Cassandra Kyle, Saskatchewan News Network; Canwest News Service
Published: Wednesday, November 05, 2008

SASKATOON — The voice of skilled aboriginal workers is getting louder as more First Nations and Metis people take up roles in Saskatchewan’s mining industry, an Aboriginal Skilled Workers Association (ASWA) spokeswoman said Tuesday.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/business_agriculture/story.html?id=0ae9eb39-5019-4e66-b26a-e1bbf25d2a60

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Judge: Province Failed in Duty to Consult First Nations on Removal of Lands from TFL – Times Colonist

Judge: Province failed in duty to consult First Nations on removal of lands from TFL

Shayne Morrow, Canwest News Service
Published: Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled the province fell critically short in its obligation to consult and accommodate Hupacasath First Nation in the removal of 70,000 hectares of privately owned timberland from Tree Farm Licence 44.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=d292193c-9f9b-44da-beab-6e109757c7ed

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Lathlin’s funeral set for Saturday – Winnipeg Free Press

Lathlin’s funeral set for Saturday

Updated: November 5

Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Oscar Lathlin, who died suddenly over the weekend, will be buried Saturday in The Pas.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/story/4245992p-4888732c.html

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Ucluelet First Nation Wins National Housing Award – Westcoaster

Ucluelet First Nation Wins National Housing Award

By Keven Drews

UCLUELET — The Ucluelet First Nation has earned a national award for an already-completed 24-unit social housing development in the community of Ittatsoo.
Chief Coun. Vi Mundy and the project’s builders and designer joined 15 other winners from across the country at the 2008 Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation awards ceremony in Ottawa Nov. 3.

http://www.westcoaster.ca/modules/AMS/article.php?storyid=5462

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Band Discriminated Against Metis Job Seeker: Tribunal – StarPhoenix

Band discriminated against Metis job seeker: tribunal
First Nation argues it isn’t subject to rules in human rights act

Betty Ann Adam, The StarPhoenix
Published: Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A Saskatchewan Indian band discriminated against a Metis job seeker on the basis of ethnicity, a Canadian Human Right tribunal has found.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/third_page/story.html?id=8bea9552-aad8-4627-877c-e0ce33cd8ea6

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Aboriginal hirings low – Leader-Post

Aboriginal hirings low

Cassandra Kyle, Saskatchewan News Network; Canwest News Service
Published: Wednesday, November 05, 2008

SASKATOON — Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. is working toward increasing its “atrociously” low number of aboriginal employees, the company’s potash division president said Tuesday.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/business_agriculture/story.html?id=a611efbe-5df1-4f95-9f2a-b95aaace0b45

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Aboriginals must be heard – Telegraph-Journal

Aboriginals must be heard

Published Wednesday November 5th, 2008

Recently, critics have tried to denigrate the Assembly of First Nations and Phil Fontaine’s leading role in the residential schools reconciliation commission. It is an unfair and ill-informed attack.

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/471097

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Too grave for a circle – Globe and Mail

SENTENCING
Too grave for a circle

November 5, 2008

An aboriginal father in Saskatchewan whose drinking and abysmal judgment resulted in his two small daughters freezing to death last winter is not a good candidate for a native sentencing circle. Such circles may be appropriate where the offender shows true remorse, where the victim agrees to participate, and where the crime is a less serious one. But the victims in this case are dead, and no one has the right to speak for them. And the 11th-hour decision by the father, Christopher Pauchay of Yellow Quill, to plead guilty and request a sentencing circle appears more a gambit than an attempt to take responsibility for his actions.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081105.EYELLOWQUILL05/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on November 6, 2008486 Views

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