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Cottagers Protest Impasse over Access to Their Belongings -The Record

Cottagers protest impasse over access to their belongings

PAT HALPIN

WIARTON

Hope Bay cottagers planned to be in Toronto today to protest a lack of action on leases for their cottages at Cape Croker on the Bruce Peninsula.

Access to 68 cottages on First Nations land was blocked last year when leases expired. Cottagers are frustrated with an impasse that means they have no leases and no access to their belongings.

http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1193901354137&call_pageid=1024322085509&col=1024322199564

by NationTalk on November 2, 2007558 Views

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Mineral exploration in Nunavut booming -Globe and Mail

Mineral exploration in Nunavut booming

BOB WEBER
The Canadian Press
November 1, 2007

David Aksawnee knows what another year of record spending for mineral exploration in the Eastern Arctic looks like.

“I see a lot of happy faces,” says the mayor of Baker Lake, Nunavut, the centre of several major exploration and development projects. “[People] are making an income now and supporting their families.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071101.NUNAVUT01/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on November 2, 2007656 Views

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Iqaluit again ponders raise for mayor, councillors -CBC

Iqaluit again ponders raise for mayor, councillors
City also considers whether to make mayor’s job full-time

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 | 2:37 PM CT
CBC News

For the second time this year, city councillors in Iqaluit are considering giving themselves a raise and increasing the annual salary for Mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik, who may also see her mayoral duties become a full-time job.

A bylaw amendment proposing the salary raise for the mayor and councillors received first reading at Tuesday evening’s council meeting.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/10/31/iqa-raise.html

by NationTalk on November 1, 2007693 Views

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Auditor general’s report on Inuvialuit confirms ‘difficulties’ with government: Cournoyea -CBC

Auditor general’s report on Inuvialuit confirms ‘difficulties’ with government: Cournoyea

Former N.W.T. premier and Inuvialuit leader hopes report will send ‘clear message’ to Ottawa

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 | 3:18 PM CT
CBC News

The current head of the Inuvialuit Regional Corp. said Wednesday she strongly supports the findings of the federal auditor general’s report, which harshly criticized the federal government for how it implemented the western Arctic Inuit’s land claim 23 years ago.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/10/31/inuv-reax.html

by NationTalk on November 1, 2007671 Views

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Liberals reluctantly vote to cut GST – StarPhoenix

Liberals reluctantly vote to cut GST
Stephane Dion says Grits may reinstate tax if party forms government

Juliet O’Neill, CanWest News Service
Published: Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Liberals gave the green light to the government’s GST cut by abstaining on a vote Wednesday, just hours after leader Stephane Dion said his party may rescind the tax cut if they regain power.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/national/story.html?id=72271f6e-d627-4348-9aeb-f62c8403d07f

by NationTalk on November 1, 2007676 Views

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Caledonia visit top priority: Bryant; New minister also wants to establish treaty commission (The Brantford Expositor)

Caledonia visit top priority: Bryant; New minister also wants to establish treaty commission

Posted By Chinta Puxley
Updated 2 hours ago

Less than 24 hours after becoming Ontario’s first dedicated aboriginal affairs minister, Michael Bryant was signalling a new direction Wednesday as he sat down with Dudley George’s brother and pledged to be the first politician to visit the site of a protracted Six Nations protest.

Fresh from a coffee with Sam George, whose brother was killed by police during a 1995 native protest at Ipperwash Provincial Park, Bryant also vowed to implement all the recommendations of the inquiry into the shooting, including establishing an Ontario treaty commission.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=758066&auth=Chinta+Puxley

by NationTalk on November 1, 2007654 Views

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Cops trolling 401 to intercept contraband tobacco: RCMP (Cornwall Standard)

Cops trolling 401 to intercept contraband tobacco: RCMP

Posted 3 hours ago

Just outside an eastern Ontario gravel quarry that has become a symbol for recent aboriginal unrest sits a spray-painted plywood sign offering bagged cigarettes for sale – cheap.

For the past month, buyers have been able to approach the entrance to the Thurlow Aggregates quarry, which has been occupied by First Nations protesters since March, and walk away with a bag of aboriginal-produced smokes for $10.

http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=758180

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Manito Ahbee festival celebrates Aboriginal culture -Winnipeg Sun

United Nations

By STAFF

Last year, Manito Ahbee quickly established itself as a major meeting place for Aboriginal culture, drawing nearly 20,000 visitors from around the continent. So it’s no surprise the festival has doubled in size the second time around.

“I think if we fill up all the venues, we’re looking at about 30,000 (people) over the next few days,” executive director Errol Ranville told the Sun earlier this week.

http://winnipegsun.com/Entertainment/AandE/2007/11/01/4621898-sun.html

by NationTalk on November 1, 2007689 Views

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First Nations’ money attracts interest – Regina Leader-Post

First Nations’ money attracts interest

Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, November 01, 2007

In the six weeks since residential school survivors have been able to apply for their share of the federal government’s $1.9-billion settlement package, First Nations are being flooded with faxes and phone calls from businesses.

First Nations leaders recognized long before the settlement was reached that former residential schools students could be targeted by those wanting part of the settlement money.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=635f7df6-3093-47bd-919f-43f0fb6ed4a1

by NationTalk on November 1, 2007708 Views

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Aboriginal affairs minister says he’ll go to Caledonia -CBC

Aboriginal affairs minister says he’ll go to Caledonia

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 | 9:58 AM ET
CBC News

Ontario’s new aboriginal affairs minister says he’s going to go to Caledonia.

Michael Bryant says the land claims dispute in the small Ontario town is an immediate concern.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2007/10/31/caledonia-bryant.html

by NationTalk on October 31, 2007683 Views

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Gravelle Joins Provincial Cabinet -The Chronicle Journal

Gravelle joins provincial cabinet

By JIM KELLY
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

On the day he was sworn in as minister of Northern Development and Mines, Thunder Bay-Superior North Liberal MPP Michael Gravelle said he thought about his late father Eddie and his mother Joan, who was too ill to make the trip to Toronto.

“I thought about my father and how I wish he was here and how proud he would have been and my mother, who is not well enough to be here,” Gravelle said Tuesday from Queen‘s Park.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=72790

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Three Major Parties Trying to Attract more Aboriginal Candidates -The Leader-Post

Three major parties trying to attract more aboriginal candidates

Veronica Rhodes, Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Saskatchewan Liberal Leader David Karwacki says his tough stance on accountability for First Nations-run casinos harmed his party’s ability to attract aboriginal candidates.

While two First Nations and two Metis people are on the ballot for the party, Karwacki admitted some potential candidates have been “scared off” due to the stand he has taken.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=3c3baff6-937f-40f4-9b0e-ac48b9e8912d

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Police Take Highway of Tears Seriously -Prince George Citizen

Police take Highway of Tears seriously

(Letters) Wednesday, 31 October 2007, 01:00 PST
— Ian Beetlestone Prince George

Re: Aboriginal leaders demand Highway of Tears task force (story, Oct. 27).

Stewart Philip, Gladys Radek and Ray Michalko have no idea what the RCMP are doing on the investigations. I don’t imagine the RCMP is about to disclose any information until such time it deems it will not jeopardize the investigation.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=102062&Itemid=264

by NationTalk on October 31, 2007648 Views

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Aboriginal Youth Meet in ‘Peg -Winnipeg Sun

Aboriginal Youth Meet in ‘Peg

First Nations identity and culture top the agenda of a national conference that’s brought hundreds of young people to Winnipeg from across Canada.

More than 500 delegates will spend the next two days crafting a five-year action plan — a wish list of sorts — that will be presented tomorrow to Canada’s top First Nations leader, Phil Fontaine.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Winnipeg/2007/10/31/4619080-sun.html

by NationTalk on October 31, 2007758 Views

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Nature and the Atlantic Coast: ‘We Are Losing Land to Water’ -The Telegraph-Journal

Nature and the Atlantic coast: ‘We are losing land to water’

Marty Klinkenberg
Telegraph-Journal
Published Wednesday October 31st, 2007

The effects of global warming are devouring the coastline of New Brunswick and threatening its delicate ecosystems, natural beauty and native heritage.

Rising sea levels are already swamping plants natives use to make medicine and in religious ceremonies on the Elsipogtog First Nation. And at the Irving Eco-Centre in nearby Bouctouche, there is fear that the 12-kilometre stretch of sand dunes that date to the Ice Age and attract thousands of visitors each summer will eventually be washed away. Already, the tourism attraction’s boardwalk has been moved inland.

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/front/article/113585

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Help is on the way, minister assures youth -Whitehorse Star

Help is on the way, minister assures youth

By STEPHANIE WADDELL

A pilot project aimed at dealing with youth homelessness may be in place by the new year.

Health and Social Services Minister Brad Cathers said in an interview Monday an announcement detailing the project will likely be put in place in the coming weeks following cabinet approval, hopefully before the new year.

“The details are being finalized very shortly,” he said.

http://www.whitehorsestar.com/auth.php?r=48973

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Young First Nations youth from across Canada meeting in Winnipeg -CP

Young First Nations youth from across Canada meeting in Winnipeg

Tue Oct 30, 6:47 PM
By The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – First Nations identity and culture top the agenda of a national conference that’s brought hundreds of young people to Winnipeg from across Canada.

More than 500 delegates will spend the next two days crafting a five-year action plan – a wish list of sorts – that will be presented Thursday to Canada’s top First Nations leader, Phil Fontaine.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/071030/national/first_nations_youth_conference_2

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Local First Nation faces high suicide rate -Calgary Sun

Tue, October 30, 2007
UPDATED: 2007-10-30 18:32:14 MST

Local First Nation faces high suicide rate

The Tsuu T’ina First Nation suffers from a suicide rate nearly five times the non-Native provincial average, states a report from a fatality inquiry into a youth who took his life.

The document notes the Calgary-area First Nation recorded three suicides of three teens between 2004 and 2006, including the death June, 2005 hanging death of 15-year-old K.C., which was linked to the others.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2007/10/30/4618469.html

by NationTalk on October 31, 2007679 Views

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Conference aims to help athletes become leaders -Northern News Services

Conference aims to help athletes become leaders

Natalie Dunleavy
Northern News Services
Published Monday, October 29, 2007

YELLOWKNIFE – After a attending a leadership conference in Yellowknife this month, Jonathan Ayah has made the decision to go back for his Grade 12.

The 22-year-old from Tulita was inspired after participating in the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the Western Arctic (ASCWA) sports conference that introduced opportunities to community leaders within the six NWT regions.

http://nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/oct29_07cn.html

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Conference encourages local business in NWT -Northern News Services

Conference encourages local business in NWT

Philippe Morin
Northern News Services
Published Monday, October 29, 2007

YELLOWKNIFE – The Northwest Territories is home to more than 500 aboriginal-owned small businesses. And there’s still room to grow.

This was the message sent in Yellowknife Oct. 15 to 19, as more than 250 delegates attended the 2007 Aboriginal Business Conference.

http://nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/oct29_07biz.html

by NationTalk on October 31, 2007646 Views

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TransCanada may take larger role in Mackenzie project -Canada.com

By Jon Harding

CALGARY — TransCanada Corp., a partner in the beleaguered $16.2-billion Mackenzie Gas Project, is not ruling out taking a larger role in the project, building the $7-billion main-line itself and operating the trunk like any other regulated Canadian pipeline.

Hal Kvisle, TransCanada’s CEO, also said on a conference call the project is viable in TransCanada’s eyes.

http://communities.canada.com/financialpost/blogs/fpposted/archive/2007/10/30/transcanada-may-take-larger-role-in-mackenzie-project.aspx

by NationTalk on October 31, 2007606 Views

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Crackdown urged on contraband cigarettes -Globe and Mail

Crackdown urged on contraband cigarettes

BILL CURRY
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
October 30, 2007 at 4:54 AM EDT

OTTAWA — A coalition of nine health and anti-smoking organizations – including the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation – is calling on Ottawa to overcome its “unexplained reluctance” to crack down on illicit cigarettes on native reserves.

In a letter sent this month to Revenue Minister Gordon O’Connor, the nine organizations say the tax agency’s latest proposals to address the situation fall short.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071030.wsmokes30/BNStory/National/

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10 new faces to spur `activist’ agenda -Toronto Star

McGuinty left several key ministers in place and turfed out four others as he remade Ontario’s Liberal cabinet

Oct 30, 2007 05:33 PM
KEITH LESLIE
THE CANADIAN PRESS

In order to inject fresh blood into Ontario’s latest cabinet, Premier Dalton McGuinty was forced to shed a little today as he booted four veteran ministers from his inner circle and welcomed 10 newcomers to help spur what he described as an “activist” Liberal agenda.

http://www.thestar.com/article/271905

by NationTalk on October 31, 2007662 Views

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Williams names new cabinet in St. John’s -Globe and Mail

Williams names new cabinet in St. John’s

The Canadian Press
October 30, 2007 at 11:40 AM EDT

ST. JOHN’S — Newfoundland and Labrador’s new cabinet features many of the same faces, in the same posts after the Conservatives’ commanding election majority earlier this month.

Many of Premier Danny Williams’s top cabinet ministers are keeping their posts.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071030.wnfldcabi1030/BNStory/National/

by NationTalk on October 31, 2007644 Views

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Shuffle puts focus on poverty -Toronto Star

Shuffle puts focus on poverty

LUCAS OLENIUK/TORONTO STAR

Premier Dalton McGuinty is applauded by the new Liberal caucus as they meet for the first time since the Oct. 10 election.

Premier Dalton McGuinty is today dropping four ministers and bringing a slew of new faces into a radically different cabinet that will make fighting poverty a priority in his second term.

http://www.thestar.com/article/271762

by NationTalk on October 31, 2007609 Views

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New faces in McGuinty cabinet -Globe and Mail

New faces in McGuinty cabinet

The Canadian Press
October 30, 2007 at 4:05 PM EDT

Toronto — Premier Dalton McGuinty left several key ministers in place, turfed out four others and promoted 10 new faces to the Liberal cabinet table Tuesday, including two brand-new female members of the Ontario legislature — one a political novice, the other a Parliament Hill veteran.

Scarborough’s Margarett Best, a newly minted political rookie, was named the new minister of health promotion, replacing Jim Watson, who takes over Municipal Affairs and Housing.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071030.wliberals_cabinet1030/BNStory/National/

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Feds ignored responsibilities under Inuit deal: AG -CTV

Feds ignored responsibilities under Inuit deal: AG

Updated Tue. Oct. 30 2007 2:18 PM ET
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — The federal government is ignoring some of its responsibilities under the Western Arctic land claims deal it struck with the Inuit 23 years ago, the auditor general says.

Sheila Fraser said Tuesday that Ottawa paid the money it promised, but has fallen well short on other parts of the landmark agreement.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071030/inuit_deal_071030/20071030/

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Nunavut makes push for more Inuktitut RCMP officers -CBC

Nunavut makes push for more Inuktitut RCMP officers

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 | 4:15 PM CT
CBC News

Nunavut legislators are pushing the RCMP to keep Inuktitut-speaking police officers in their communities, as one MLA says there aren’t enough officers able to speak with unilingual Inuit residents.

Tunnuniq MLA James Arvaluk said some Inuktitut-speaking RCMP officers have been transferred out of Nunavut.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/10/30/inuk-rcmp.html

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Report says Ottawa ignored responsibilities under Inuvialuit land deal -CBC

Report says Ottawa ignored responsibilities under Inuvialuit land deal
Department’s follow-up on land claim ‘just isn’t there,’ says auditor general

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 | 6:30 PM CT
CBC News

Auditor General Sheila Fraser slammed the federal government over the way it implemented an historic land claims deal it struck with Inuit in the western Arctic 23 years ago.

In her latest report released Tuesday, Sheila Fraser said Ottawa paid the money it promised, but ignored some of its other responsibilities as part of its landmark 1984 agreement with the Inuvialuit people. She added that the Indian and Northern Affairs department did not work with the people involved.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/10/30/oag-inuit.html

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Aboriginal education task force welcomed – Prince George Citizen

Aboriginal education task force welcomed

(News) Tuesday, 30 October 2007, 03:00 PST
FRANK PEEBLES Citizen staff

It is decades late and yet it is the first of its kind in the province, said those at the heart of a new task force dedicated to aboriginal education.

The new group assembled at the school district office Monday to unveil the people and the timelines of the new group. They must have a preliminary report done by the end of December and a final report of recommendations by February.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=101904&Itemid=159

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mcguinty’s cabinet shuffle promises new faces – CTV.ca

McGuinty’s cabinet shuffle promises new faces

toronto.ctv.ca

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty will officially announce a new cabinet Tuesday afternoon, shuffling some high-ranking ministers and dropping some familiar others.

Sources tell CTV News McGuinty has chosen Windsor MPP Energy Minister Dwight Duncan to replace Finance Minister Greg Sorbara. Sorbara, who represents Vaughan, surprised the Liberal caucus on Friday by announcing his resignation from cabinet to spend more time with his family.

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20071030/McGuinty_cabinet_071030/20071030?hub=TorontoHome

by NationTalk on October 30, 2007897 Views

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B.C. Unveils New Export Tax on Raw Logs -The Times Colonist

B.C. unveils new export tax on raw logs
Critics unimpressed as Coleman touts shift away from old-growth harvests

Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist with files from Kim Westad
Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2007

B.C. will put a new tax on raw log exports, reduce harvest of old-growth timber, and invest $21 million in everything from First Nations forestry operations to tree fertilizer under a new coastal forestry plan, Forests Minister Rich Coleman announced yesterday.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=0fb97bf8-4bab-4b01-a6ce-c1abb0a8e76f

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Nunavut Environment Minister Blasted over Polar Bear Quota Cut -CBC

Nunavut environment minister blasted over polar bear quota cut

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 | 9:43 AM CT
CBC News

A Nunavut MLA accused territorial Environment Minister Patterk Netser of turning his back on Inuit elders and hunters, in slashing the polar bear hunt quota in western Hudson Bay by nearly one-third.

Netser announced the cut in the quota in September, out of renewed concerns that the bear population in that area is in trouble. But Netser’s decision came despite Inuit claims that the polar bear numbers are rising there.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/10/30/nu-pbear.html

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First Nations Bank Buys Back Shares from TD -The StarPhoenix

First Nations bank buys back shares from TD

Murray Lyons, The StarPhoenix
Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2007

First Nations Bank of Canada has taken another step toward becoming an independent financial institution through raising new capital that will also help it expand its presence in Canada’s North.

The Saskatoon-headquartered bank announced Monday it had raised $14 million in new share capital among aboriginal investors, including groups in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Besides providing a boost to its working capital, First Nations Bank is using about 20 per cent of the money to buy back shares owned by Toronto-Dominion Bank.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/business/story.html?id=ccb271a0-b858-4550-a64b-f49fcd6135cb

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Are Prisons Ready for Extra Inmates? -Edmonton Journal

Are prisons ready for extra inmates?

The Edmonton Journal
Published: 2:21 am

The Harper government wants to make communities safer by locking more criminals in jail and keeping them there longer. Its proposed crackdown on violent crime calls for mandatory five-year jail sentences for gun crimes and prison time for some drunk drivers, for instance.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=8194724d-1246-4390-8e48-0006b40f33d7

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Williams recruits 5 rookies for expanded N.L. cabinet -CBC

Williams recruits 5 rookies for expanded N.L. cabinet
Maverick lawyer Kennedy appointed as justice minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 | 12:32 PM NT
CBC News

Premier Danny Williams brought in new blood and dropped two old faces while introducing an enlarged Newfoundland and Labrador cabinet on Tuesday.

Flush with 43 of the 48 seats in the house of assembly after the Oct. 9 provincial election, Williams introduced the new faces during a swearing-in ceremony at Government House in St. John’s.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/10/30/new-cabinet.html?ref=rss

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Auditor general report to tackle military health care, border rules -CBC

Auditor general report to tackle military health care, border rules

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 | 11:21 AM ET
CBC News

Canada’s auditor general will shine a spotlight on the country’s border controls and military health-care system when she releases her latest report on Tuesday.

Sheila Fraser will deliver the document to the House of Commons in Ottawa at about 2 p.m. ET.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/30/auditor-general.html

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Young author uses real life to tell story – Regina Leader-Post

Young author uses real life to tell story

Kerry Benjoe, The Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A young Regina writer has won a national award for her attempt to put a face on violence.

“It was really shocking. I was so proud,” Chantell Cheekinew said of winning the third annual Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge for My Brother. As this year’s winner she and her grandmother were flown to Ottawa where Cheekinew will accept the award today.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=db97f9e3-7114-4888-870b-85734cb0585d

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mcguinty puts top minister in Aboriginal Affairs – Waterloo Record

McGuinty puts top minister in Aboriginal Affairs

October 30, 2007
The Canadian Press
TORONTO

Dwight Duncan will take over as Ontario’s new finance minister, Michael Bryant will anchor the Aboriginal Affairs portfolio and former colleges and universities minister Chris Bentley will become attorney general in Premier Dalton McGuinty’s new Liberal cabinet, sources said yesterday.

Duncan has been tapped to move from the Energy portfolio to Finance to replace Liberal stalwart Greg Sorbara, a close friend and ally of McGuinty’s who resigned suddenly last week to spend more time with his family, The Canadian Press has learned.

http://news.therecord.com/News/CanadaWorld/article/262906

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Mountie shoots man on reserve – Winnipeg Sun

Mountie shoots man on reserve

A 27-year-old man was shot by an RCMP officer on an isolated reserve in northeast Manitoba on Sunday.

Sgt. Line Karpish, a spokeswoman for Manitoba RCMP, said officers were called to Shamattawa First Nation at 6:10 p.m. after receiving reports from multiple community members who heard gunshots

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2007/10/30/4616314-sun.html

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Ontario cabinet: Bryant to Aboriginal Affairs, Duncan to Finance, sources say -Winnipeg Free Press

Ontario cabinet: Bryant to Aboriginal Affairs, Duncan to Finance, sources say

Mon Oct 29 22:45:04 CDT 2007
Keith Leslie And Chinta Puxley, THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Brazen, media-savvy Michael Bryant will head up a more activist Aboriginal Affairs ministry and “make some noise” to help the Ontario government manage a growing tide of First Nations unrest, sources said Monday as Premier Dalton McGuinty’s new Liberal cabinet began taking shape.

McGuinty’s biggest move was the least surprising: former energy minister Dwight Duncan, who was finance minister for seven months during a brief cabinet upheaval in 2005, will take the job again, replacing the retiring Greg Sorbara, long a trusted McGuinty lieutenant.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/canada/story/4067304p-4669664c.html

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Inuit performer’s heart in her throat -Toronto Star

Inuit performer’s heart in her throat

Canadian throat singer Tanya Tagaq moved to tears onstage, dubbed `best show of festival’

Oct 29, 2007 04:30 AM
John Goddard
Staff Reporter

SEVILLE, SPAIN–Canada’s most ancient vocal tradition took the stage alongside one of the country’s newest sounds here at the world-music industry’s biggest annual gathering.

Inuit performer Tanya Tagaq delivered an almost shocking rendition of Arctic throat-singing on the weekend, appearing bare-legged in a gown cut to her hips and at one point bursting into tears.

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/271374

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We had our hearts broken in two -Whitehorse Star

‘We had our hearts broken in two’

By Chuck Tobin

It’s been 20 years since the stories of abuse at Indian residential schools started surfacing in the territory through radio and television productions by Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon.

It was perhaps the first public glimpse into the tarnished and horrific misgivings former students were exposed to.
It wasn’t until a handful of years later in the early 1990s when Phil Fontaine – a prominent aboriginal politician at the time and currently the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations – spoke of the abuse he suffered at residential school that people starting recognizing there was painful blight festering in the closet of Canadian society.

http://www.whitehorsestar.com/auth.php?r=48964

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Duncan to be new finance minister: Sources -Toronto Star

Duncan to be new finance minister: Sources
Smitherman, Wynne both say they’re happy where they are in Health and Education

Oct 29, 2007 08:18 PM
Keith Leslie and Chinta Puxley
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Dwight Duncan will take over as Ontario’s new finance minister, Michael Bryant will anchor the Aboriginal Affairs portfolio and former colleges and universities minister Chris Bentley will become attorney general in Premier Dalton McGuinty’s new Liberal cabinet, sources said today.

http://www.thestar.com/article/271570

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Ur-Energy sees Thelon uranium decision as ‘a delay’ -CBC

Ur-Energy sees Thelon uranium decision as ‘a delay’

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2007
CBC News

The head of a junior mining company whose bid to explore for uranium in the Northwest Territories was recently rejected by Ottawa believes the decision is just a setback for the project.

Ur-Energy Inc. president Bill Boberg told CBC News that he understands why Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl accepted an environmental impact review board’s recommendation to reject his company’s application to explore for uranium in the Upper Thelon basin.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/10/29/nwt-uranium.html

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Nunavut family act doesn’t reflect Inuit lifestyle: MLA -CBC

Nunavut family act doesn’t reflect Inuit lifestyle: MLA

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2007
CBC News

A Nunavut MLA has called for changes to the Child and Family Services Act, saying the current version does not reflect Inuit customs and lifestyles.

Uqqummiut MLA James Arreak said several of his constituents say children have been taken away without proper consultation with parents.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/10/29/nu-children.html

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Duncan to become Ontario finance minister -Globe and Mail

Duncan to become Ontario finance minister

Canadian Press
October 29, 2007 at 6:27 PM EDT

TORONTO — Dwight Duncan will be Ontario’s new finance minister when Premier Dalton McGuinty’s new Liberal cabinet is sworn in tomorrow.

The Canadian Press has learned Mr. Duncan will move from the Energy portfolio to Finance to replace Greg Sorbara, who resigned suddenly last Friday to spend more time with his family.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071029.wmins1029/BNStory/National/

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Funding flap keeps native boy out of Winnipeg school -CBC

Funding flap keeps native boy out of Winnipeg school

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2007
CBC News

An aboriginal woman living in Winnipeg says a city school division advised her to hand her grandchild over to Child and Family Services as a means of registering him for school.

Eileen Apetagon recently moved to Winnipeg from the Norway House Cree Nation. She has cared for her 13-year-old grandson for several years, so he moved with her.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/10/29/funding-school.html

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Nunavut MLA demands action over strong loonie -CBC

Nunavut MLA demands action over strong loonie

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2007 | 9:52 AM CT
CBC News

Nunavummiut should benefit from the soaring Canadian dollar with lower retail prices, a Nunavut MLA said in urging the territory’s finance minister to meet with retailers.

Rankin Inlet North MLA Tagak Curley said the loonie, which has been hovering at par with or higher than the U.S. dollar in recent weeks, should be reflected in lower retail prices — especially in Nunavut, where the cost of living is far above the national average.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/10/29/nu-dollar.html

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Scientists use paw prints to track polar bear numbers -CBC

Scientists use paw prints to track polar bear numbers

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2007 | 7:51 AM CT
The Canadian Press

A Canadian researcher is using new technology to try to “fingerprint” polar bears in an effort to discover how hunting and climate change are affecting their population.

The new technique, which has been used on rhinos in Africa and tigers in India, could allow scientists to keep much closer tabs on bear numbers in the face of Inuit hunting pressures and the threat to their icy habitat from global warming.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/10/29/science-polar-track.html

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