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Blood Pressure Pilot Project Set for First Nations Communities – Sudbury Star

Blood pressure pilot project set for First Nations communities

Posted By Rachel Punch

Two area First Nations will be the sites of a Heart and Stroke Foundation pilot program aimed at helping people lower blood pressure.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1037370

by NationTalk on May 22, 2008573 Views

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City serves native protesters – seeks $110M – Sault Star

City serves native protesters – seeks $110M

City council has moved to stem the flow of development dollars from this southern Ontario city by hitting aboriginals protesters with an injunction that includes $110-million in “relief.”

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1038480

by NationTalk on May 22, 2008609 Views

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Guards failed to act as inmate bled to death, investigator finds (The Globe and Mail)

Guards failed to act as inmate bled to death, investigator finds

SUE BAILEY
The Canadian Press
May 22, 2008 at 4:47 AM EDT

OTTAWA — As Martin Blackwind lay in his prison cell bleeding to death from a self-inflicted gash in his arm, guards offered no first aid and took 10 minutes to call an ambulance, a damning new report says.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080522.wdeath22/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20080522.wdeath22

by NationTalk on May 22, 2008571 Views

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Actor to receive honorary degree; Six Nations’ Graham Greene heads … – Brantford Expositor

Actor to receive honorary degree; Six Nations’ Graham Greene heads list of three people to be honoured June

An Oscar-nominated actor, a symphony conductor and an expert in early childhood education will receive honorary degrees at Laurier Brantford and Nipissing convocations next month.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1037518

by NationTalk on May 22, 2008633 Views

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Guards did not act to save native man: report – CTV

Guards did not act to save native man: report

Updated Wed. May. 21 2008 8:29 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

Martin Blackwind, a native prison inmate, was bleeding to death in his cell from a deep self-inflicted slash to his arm. But staff offered him no first aid and took 10 minutes to call an ambulance, a scathing new report says.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080521/corrections_report_080521/20080521/

by NationTalk on May 22, 20081055 Views

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‘Elijah’ tells intimate, sometimes funny story of aboriginal hero Elijah Harper – Hamilton Spec

‘Elijah’ tells intimate, sometimes funny story of aboriginal hero Elijah Harper

May 21, 2008
Lee-Anne Goodman , THE CANADIAN PRESS
The Canadian Press, 2008

TORONTO – Billy Merasty has been acting since 1983, but says all of his previous work felt like rehearsal for the role of a lifetime: portraying his hero, Elijah Harper.

http://www.thespec.com/article/372602

by NationTalk on May 22, 2008579 Views

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Day of Indigenous Solidarity this Sunday in Belleville – Community Press

Day of Indigenous Solidarity this Sunday in Belleville

Posted By Community Press staff

Belleville – “This is it, justice for first nations communities: lock us up. Anybody who speaks out, lock ’em up. KI6, Bob Lovelace, lock ’em up…Don’t fix the problems, lock ’em up.” – Shawn Brant, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory defendant

http://www.communitypress.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1036697&auth=Community+Press+staff

by NationTalk on May 21, 2008985 Views

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Band members close down Mississauga FN office… – Sault Star

Band members close down Mississauga FN office; Dissident councillors want INAC action, election

Posted By Shannon Quesnel

Upset over Mississauga First Nation leadership, 50 of about 350 band members closed down the band office Tuesday morning.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1036108

by NationTalk on May 21, 20081104 Views

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Feds need to deal with First Nations health issues: Layton – Metro News

Feds need to deal with First Nations health issues: Layton
NDP leader blasts Harper government

By Andrew Cowie
May 21, 2008 01:58

The federal government needs to start to take more responsibility for slowing down the pace of the development and to deal with First Nation health issues, said NDP Leader Jack Layton.

http://www.metronews.ca/edmonton/local/article/56535

by NationTalk on May 21, 2008587 Views

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Aboriginal program to end at school – Calgary Sun

Aboriginal program to end at school

UPDATED: 2008-05-21 02:32:41 MST
By DAVE DORMER

Calgary Board of Education trustees voted 5-1 last night in favour of closing the Piitoayis Family School junior high program, run out of Colonel Walker School in Inglewood.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2008/05/21/5625636-sun.html

by NationTalk on May 21, 2008635 Views

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Cadets pitch inner-city corps – StarPhoenix

Cadets pitch inner-city corps
Proposed group would incorporate First Nations culture

Rod Nickel, The StarPhoenix
Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Saskatoon’s Army Cadets want to bring military style self-discipline and opportunities to the inner city.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=abe201e1-9d2c-4283-bdb1-5c97848bf538

by NationTalk on May 21, 2008597 Views

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Inuit Dolls in Exhibition – Burnaby Now

Inuit dolls in exhibition

Burnaby Now
Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A contemporary take on a traditional craft will be on display at Burnaby Art Gallery next month.

Inuit Dolls of the Kivalliq is a new exhibition running at the gallery from June 3 to July 27.

http://www.canada.com/burnabynow/news/story.html?id=f10b6ec9-284a-4ee9-a09a-fc45a9b7f781

by NationTalk on May 21, 2008526 Views

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Local Natives helping community aquatic monitoring program – Miramichi Leader

Local Natives helping community aquatic monitoring program

Published Wednesday May 21st, 2008

Starting this summer, dozens of residents of the Eel Ground and Red Bank First Nations will be wading into the water to participate in the Community Aquatic Monitoring Program.

http://miramichileader.canadaeast.com/article/301794

by NationTalk on May 21, 2008495 Views

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Lieutenant.-Governor says future of First Nations in their own hands – Burns Lake District News

Lieutenant.-Governor says future of First Nations in their own hands

May 21, 2008

The Hon. Stephen Point, B.C.’s first aboriginal Lieutenant-Governor, paid a visit to the Lake Babine Nation (LBN) at Margaret Patrick Hall May 12.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/lakesdistrictnews/news/19106784.html

by NationTalk on May 21, 2008600 Views

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$820,000 Announced for Aboriginal Trades Program – Metro Halifax

$820,000 announced for Aboriginal trades program
Strategy targets skilled labour shortage in N.S.

Robyn Young, Metro Halifax
May 21, 2008 12:21

Canada’s human resources minister yesterday announced funding to promote apprenticeship and trades programs for Aboriginal people in the province.

http://www.metronews.ca/halifax/local/article/56470

by NationTalk on May 21, 2008645 Views

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Crime prevention strategist says action needed sooner than later – Williams Lake Tribune

Crime prevention strategist says action needed sooner than later

By Sage Birchwater – Williams Lake Tribune – May 20, 2008

Bill Zarchikoff, a crime prevention strategist invited by School District 27, social agencies, and First Nations to lead a workshop on violence in schools and the community, is impressed with the high level of interest and expertise in Williams Lake.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_cariboo/williamslaketribune/news/19091544.html

by NationTalk on May 21, 2008632 Views

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Ottawa appeals Nunavut court decision in NTI lawsuit – CBC

Ottawa appeals Nunavut court decision in NTI lawsuit

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and the federal government are in an Iqaluit courtroom Tuesday for the latest hearing on the Inuit land-claims organization’s lawsuit against Ottawa.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/05/20/nti-court.html

by NationTalk on May 20, 20081040 Views

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Battle heats up over native tobacco trade – National Post

Battle heats up over native tobacco trade
Illicit Business

Graeme Hamilton, National Post
Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2008

KAHNAWAKE, QUE. – It is a commercial strip unique in Canada. On a short stretch of highway crossing this Mohawk reserve, one smoke shack after another beckons with signs advertising the low price of $6 for a plastic baggie holding 200 cigarettes.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=525586

by NationTalk on May 20, 2008666 Views

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Wisconsin groups question Manitoba Hydro’s ‘green’ record (CBC)

Wisconsin groups question Manitoba Hydro’s ‘green’ record

Environmentalists in Wisconsin are concerned about the state’s plans to buy $2 billion in power from Manitoba Hydro, charging that the Crown corporation is not as green as it claims to be.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2008/05/20/hydro-wisconsin.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on May 20, 2008606 Views

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In search of a deal (The Brantford Expositor)

In search of a deal

The federal government dragged its feet for decades on resolving native land claims. Government delay allowed natives’ frustration to fester. Caledonia, Brantford and other communities along the Grand River are now paying the price for Ottawa’s longtime failure to deal with Six Nations’ claims.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1034051

by NationTalk on May 20, 2008519 Views

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School survivors deserve apology (Sarnia Observer)

School survivors deserve apology

Prime Minister Stephen Harper deserves credit for deciding to apologize for abuses that took place at native residential schools, though it’s a shame it took so long.

http://www.theobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1034774

by NationTalk on May 20, 2008633 Views

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Natives rally in Thunder Bay for jailed leaders; Incarcerated for … – Sault Star

Natives rally in Thunder Bay for jailed leaders; Incarcerated for protesting development on traditional territory

Although six leaders of a northwestern Ontario First Nation have been jailed for more than two months, they’re still very much in the thoughts of their community.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1034716

by NationTalk on May 20, 2008494 Views

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Native hopefuls admit to jitters – National Post

Native hopefuls admit to jitters
Young girls look to crack lineup of U-18 team

Scott Taylor, National Post
Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2008

For two First Nation teenagers from Absolutely Nowhere, Man., the invitations they received to fly to Calgary for this week’s national under-18 women’s hockey team’s strength, conditioning and skating camp is still “sort of beyond belief.”

http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=527231

by NationTalk on May 20, 2008597 Views

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Legal fight erodes cash from casino; Native bands losing out on … – Orillia Packet & Times

Legal fight erodes cash from casino; Native bands losing out on millions

Posted By Sue Bailey

Millions of Casino Rama dollars meant to help lift First Nations out of poverty have been swallowed by legal fees, unexplained expenses and payments to at least one band that doesn’t officially exist, suggest newly released audits.

http://www.orilliapacket.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1034386

by NationTalk on May 20, 2008598 Views

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Massive land claim result of ‘rough’ history – Sudbury Star

Massive land claim result of ‘rough’ history

Posted By Laura Stradiotto

A $550-billion land claim launched by Whitefish Lake First Nation means more than money to First Nations people, says a university official.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1033901

by NationTalk on May 20, 2008872 Views

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Reserve turning the corner – Times Colonist

Reserve turning the corner
Drive-by shooting of toddler galvanizes residents to work for positive change in their troubled community

Elise Stolte, The Edmonton Journal
Published: Saturday, May 17, 2008

The shooting of young Asia Saddleback in Hobbema was one more tragedy in a history of aboriginal addictions and gang violence.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=1c267557-8c49-48cb-abf7-5bad81201c49

by NationTalk on May 18, 2008623 Views

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Sorry seems to be the easiest word – London Free Press

Sorry seems to be the easiest word

There’s nothing like an apology to ease the soul. Just ask the Conservative government: These days, they’re saying sorry a lot. Chinese Canadians? Check. Ukrainian Canadians? Check. East Indian Canadians? Sure.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2008/05/18/5600391.html

by NationTalk on May 18, 2008746 Views

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Sexually-abused native youth at greater risk of HIV, drug use … – Metro Canada

Sexually-abused native youth at greater risk of HIV, drug use, suicide: report

VANCOUVER – A new study suggests sexually abused aboriginal youth in B.C. have a greater chance of contracting HIV and hepatitis C than people in other sectors of the population.

http://www.metronews.ca/vancouver/canada/article/55149

by NationTalk on May 18, 2008566 Views

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Actor Adam Beach has plan to back First Nations films and TV – CBC

Actor Adam Beach has plan to back First Nations films and TV

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2008

One of Canada’s most prominent First Nations film stars has a plan to get more aboriginal stories into movie theatres and onto the airwaves.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/film/story/2008/05/14/beach-film.html

by NationTalk on May 18, 2008776 Views

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Study on native drug users brings elder to tears – Globe and Mail

‘No, no more. This has to stop,’ panel member says about cycle of sexual and substance abuse among young aboriginals

MARK HUME
From Friday’s Globe and Mail
May 16, 2008 at 4:49 AM EDT

VANCOUVER — A new public health study that looked at more than 500 young aboriginal drug users in two British Columbia cities produced such shocking data that people wept openly when it was first presented to a panel of elders.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080516.wbchealth16/BNStory/National/home

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008857 Views

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Sarnia Natives Don’t Plan Torch Run Protest – Daily Press

Sarnia Natives don’t plan torch run protest

The Aamjiwnaang First Nation won’t use the Olympic stage as means to pressure government on native issues, says its chief.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1030534

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008760 Views

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Bill Won’t Impact Land Claim: Maracle – The Intelligencer

Bill won’t impact land claim: Maracle

Posted By W. Brice McVicar

A new bill endorsed by all parties in the House of Commons and designed to expedite some native land claim issues won’t have any impact on matters in Tyendinaga, says the chief of the Tyendinaga Mohawk council.

http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1029901

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008667 Views

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Mackenzie Valley pipeline faces year delay: report – Business News Network

Mackenzie Valley pipeline faces year delay: report

BNN.ca staff
May 16, 2008

Stock prices are delayed 15 minutes. Source: Globe and Mail.The Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline has been dealt a regulatory setback that may see the $16.2-billion project delayed by at least a year, according to a report in The Globe and Mail.

http://www.bnn.ca/news/1239.html

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008898 Views

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Hupacasath get support – Alberni Valley News

Hupacasath get support

By Wawmeesh G. Hamilton – Alberni Valley News – May 16, 2008

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council is supporting the Hupacasath First Nation in its dispute with the provincial government over lands removed from TFL 44.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_central/albernivalleynews/news/18979059.html

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008600 Views

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Aboriginal youth initiative recognized in Regina (Regina Leader-Post)

Aboriginal youth initiative recognized in Regina

Braden Husdal, Leader-Post
Published: Friday, May 16, 2008

REGINA — Winning in style was the perfect finish for students competing in the Business Development Bank of Canada 2008 E-Spirit national aboriginal youth business plan competition.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/story.html?id=e873f487-c823-4c91-90d1-befb4f3bbbe3

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008593 Views

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Fund to aid native groups in talks (Toronto Star)

Fund to aid native groups in talks

May 16, 2008 04:30 AM
Robert Benzie
Queen’s Park Bureau

The Ontario government is creating a $25 million fund to help aboriginal communities hire lawyers and other advisers to “level the playing field” in treaty and business negotiations with Ottawa, the province and resource firms.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/425973

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Claims fly over cottage dispute – Sudbury Star

Claims fly over cottage dispute

A legal battle that has left dozens of heart-broken cottagers barred from their cherished summer retreats on Ontario’s Georgian Bay has descended into a nasty three-way fight involving them, a First Nation group and the federal government.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1030182

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008585 Views

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Ottawa rejects calls to impose Caledonia deadline – CTV.ca

Ottawa rejects calls to impose Caledonia deadline

Updated Fri. May. 16 2008 8:23 AM ET
The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Imposing a deadline to settle a long-standing aboriginal land-claim dispute in the southwestern Ontario town of Caledonia is not the way to go despite provincial calls to speed up the process, Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl said Thursday.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080515/Caledonia_deadline_080515/20080516?hub=Canada

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008668 Views

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Tseshaht elect council – Alberni Valley News

Tseshaht elect council

By Wawmeesh G. Hamilton – Alberni Valley News – May 16, 2008

Tseshaht First Nation members elected their new council last week, and while it’s a return to office for some it’s also the first time around for others.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_central/albernivalleynews/news/18979054.html

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Aboriginal affairs minister invites colleagues to visit troubled Manitoba reserve – CBC

Aboriginal affairs minister invites colleagues to visit troubled Manitoba reserve

Manitoba’s aboriginal affairs minister is organizing a trip for a delegation of cabinet ministers to the Shamattawa First Nation in the province’s north next month.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2008/05/15/shamattawa.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008646 Views

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Sturgeon Lake band members to demand resignation of chief, council – Daily Herald

Sturgeon Lake band members to demand resignation of chief, council

THERESA SERAPHIM
The Prince Albert Daily Herald

A group of band members wants the chief and council of the Sturgeon Lake First Nation to resign.

http://www.paherald.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=135224&sc=4

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008559 Views

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Carve section of Cowichan Spirit Pole -AbbyNews

Carve section of Cowichan Spirit Pole

May 15, 2008

The public is invited to attend a family event welcoming the Cowichan Spirit Pole to Abbotsford tomorrow (Friday).

http://www.bclocalnews.com/fraser_valley/abbynews/news/18951384.html

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008688 Views

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Huge deal brewing in Akwesasne – Standard FreeHolder

Huge deal brewing in Akwesasne

Posted By Michael Peeling

Akwesasne residents will be voting on a settlement with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) worth nearly $46 million that could put an end to all land claims involving the utility and the First Nation.

http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1028664

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008575 Views

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U.S. to protect polar bears – Globe and Mail

THE NEW CLIMATE: OTTAWA CONSIDERS TOUGHER ACTION
U.S. to protect polar bears

MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT
ENVIRONMENT REPORTER
May 15, 2008

The United States has listed the polar bear as a threatened species, concluding that the rapid melting of the sea-ice habitat that the large marine carnivores depend on is undermining their future.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080515.POLAR15/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008638 Views

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McHale loses Metis vote, will stay involved – Sault Star

McHale loses Metis vote, will stay involved

Posted By Michael Purvis

Brent McHale won’t take on the provincial position he had been hoping for, but the longtime local Metis leader says a recent election loss won’t remove him from an active role in the community.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1029478

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008653 Views

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Work with First Nations to develop resources, Fontaine urges – Sault Star

Work with First Nations to develop resources, Fontaine urges

Tells Northern municipalities co-operation reaps benefits

Posted By Dan Bellerose

The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations urged delegates at a Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) conference in Sault Ste. Marie to strengthen their relationships with neighbouring aboriginal communities.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1028225

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008589 Views

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Bold Moves; Six Nations Choreographer Building her Reputation – The Expositor

Bold Moves; Six Nations choreographer building her reputation

Posted By Elizabeth Yates

Creativity is innate for Santee Smith, a dancer and choreographer whose innovative blend of contemporary and traditional dance has won widespread acclaim.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1028613

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008533 Views

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Former Hobbema gang member hopes to make difference – CBC

Former Hobbema gang member hopes to make difference

A former gang member told a community meeting in Hobbema, Alta., Wednesday that he hopes to help stem violence in the community.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2008/05/15/cgy-hobbema-gangs.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008638 Views

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First nation opposes uranium mining – Sudbury Star

First nation opposes uranium mining

Posted By KEVIN McSHEFFREY

Serpent River First Nation (SRFN) is opposed to uranium mining in the area.
SRFN Chief Isadore Day says at a community meeting on April 28, they reached a consensus opposing development.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1028417

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First Nations getting funding to hire experts – CTV

First Nations getting funding to hire experts

Updated: Thu May. 15 2008 1:37:53 PM
ctvtoronto.ca

The Ontario government is implementing another recommendation from the Ipperwash Inquiry by offering funding to aboriginal communities to hire a variety of experts.

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20080515/ipperwash_recommendation_080515/20080515/?hub=TorontoNewHome

by NationTalk on May 16, 2008634 Views

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