You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

S Mainstream Aboriginal Related News

Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Truth and Reconciliation: What Joe Canadian needs to know – Montreal Gazette

APRIL 25, 2013 MONTREAL – The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada opened hearings Wednesday in Montreal at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel that will run through Saturday — and there are a number of reasons you should be there. The commission was created after the $1.9-billion residential-schools settlement in 2007 between the government of Canada […]

by aanationtalk on April 26, 2013520 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Renowned journalist expresses concerns on Aboriginal issues – Northumberland Today

April 25, 2013 COBOURG – With all she has seen and covered in 34 years as a journalist, Gloria Galloway chose First Nations issues as her topic while in Cobourg last week for the annual Amnesty International dinner. With stints at a variety of news organizations behind her, Galloway has been with the Globe and Mail since […]

by aanationtalk on April 26, 2013488 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

First Nations games receives more support – Prince Albert Daily Herald

April 25, 2013 They will be showcasing athletes and First Nations culture. The 2013 First Nations Summer games, which will be held July 15-19 in Prince Albert, announced four more sponsors of the games on Thursday afternoon — PotashCorp, SaskEnergy, Community Initiatives Fund and SIGA. “Basically (the funding) will help organize some of the activities […]

by aanationtalk on April 26, 2013425 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

NWT plans to ramp up mine inspections – CBC.ca

Territory wants to avoid costly bills for cleaning up after companies leave CBC News Posted: Apr 25, 2013 The Northwest Territories government wants to ramp up inspections at mine sites so it doesn’t get stuck paying for any cleanups after devolution. Right now, the federal government foots the bill for cleaning up any mines and […]

by aanationtalk on April 26, 2013354 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

UN reviewing Canada’s treatment of indigenous people – Canada.com

APRIL 25, 2013 OTTAWA – Canada’s treatment of indigenous peoples was expected to be a central topic as the country’s human rights record comes under scrutiny at the United Nations on Friday. Documents filed in advance of Canada’s universal period review before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva – scheduled for Friday morning – […]

by aanationtalk on April 26, 2013491 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

PM opens doors to Indigenous education – Charles Darwin University

26/04/2013 Prime Minister Julia Gillard has officially opened the $30 million Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE) at Charles Darwin University in Darwin today. Supported by the Australian Government, the collaborative venture between CDU and the Batchelor Institute for Indigenous Tertiary Education focuses on Indigenous higher education needs and is the largest building […]

by aanationtalk on April 26, 2013417 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Opposition to cut indigenous programs: PM – Ninemsn

April 26, 2013 Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the opposition will make widespread cuts to programs for indigenous Australians if it takes power. On a trip to Darwin on Friday the PM said the Opposition wants to cut a range of programs that impact on indigenous people. “It has become clear and has not been […]

by aanationtalk on April 26, 2013369 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Violence in indigenous communities must stop, says judge – The Age

April 26, 2013 A judge in the Victorian Supreme Court has called on society to do something to stop the “appalling” violence in the indigenous community. On Friday Justice Betty King was sentencing an Aboriginal woman to six years in jail for killing her partner at a caravan park in Bendigo. She said Veronica Hudson […]

by aanationtalk on April 26, 2013416 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Supreme Court won’t hear First Nation’s case against former minister – The Province

APRIL 25, 2013 OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the Pikangikum First Nation’s lawsuit against a former Liberal minister of Indian and Northern Affairs. The Pikangikum First Nation accused Robert Nault of “misfeasance” for imposing third-party management on the reserve more than a decade ago. The band also claimed Nault withheld […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013423 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Truth and Reconciliation: ‘It’s about all of us,’ Michaëlle Jean says – Montreal Gazette

APRIL 24, 2013 MONTREAL —  It may be painful and profoundly troubling, but Canadians need to have a serious conversation about residential schools. Michaëlle Jean’s voice resounded sharply as she described the need for all Canadians to embrace aboriginal issues as their own. The former governor-general was in Montreal Wednesday to take part in the Truth […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013473 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

EU court dismisses appeal on seal product ban – Nunatsiaq News

The court said the EU law “protects the fundamental economic and social interests of Inuit” April 25, 2013 The General Court of the European Union has dismissed the appeal by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and other parties to overturn the EU’s ban on seal products. In its April 25 judgment, the court defended the ban, saying the […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013376 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Keystone XL bill approved by House Committee – The Vancouver Observer

A measure that would would scrap the need for a presidential permit for the northern leg of the project has been approved. Posted: Apr 25th, 2013 The House Natural Resources Committee approved a bill yestrday that would hasten the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline project. The committee voted 24-17 in favor of the Northern Route […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013386 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Residential school survivors gather Williams Lake site – CBC.ca

St. Joseph’s residential school was torn down 26 years ago CBC News Posted: Apr 25, 2013 Survivors of a residential school in Williams Lake, B.C. will gather together this week for a month-long reconciliation project. St. Joseph’s residential school was torn down 26 years ago, but it left a painful legacy for survivors and their […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013507 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

New life for historic portraits of aboriginal chiefs – Leader Post

Art restored and returned to legislature Leader-Post April 25, 2013 Before he died under mysterious circumstances, Edmund Morris left Saskatchewanians with a special gift – one that now has a new lease on life. Morris was a portrait artist with a reputation for accuracy. He also had a penchant for adventure, and good political connections. […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013445 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Cambrian reaches out to rural, remote Aboriginal students – NorthernLife.ca

Apr 25, 2013 Cambrian College has partnered with Apitisawin Employment and Training to provide Aboriginal students in rural and remote communities with new options to pursue certificate post-secondary programs. The partnership will provide the support those students needs and the needs of employers, industry, and entrepreneurs. The four-year agreement was signed at a ceremony in […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013425 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Students to tackle energy, water challenges in far North – UAlberta

Engineering students headed to Nunavut as part of major UAlberta effort to work with northern and remote communities. April 24, 2013 (Edmonton) Three University of Alberta students will spend their summer in the far North as part of a new major initiative to work with northern and remote communities. Called Engage North, the project begins this […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013406 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Child-welfare reforms now probe’s focus – Winnipeg Free Press

Dean outlines lessons learned By: Carol Sanders Eight years after Phoenix Sinclair was murdered by her caregivers, the inquiry into her death is hearing what’s been done to try to mend the child-welfare safety net she fell through. The lessons learned after her 2005 death went undiscovered for nine months have not been lost on […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013513 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Truth and Reconciliation Commission holds national Quebec event in Montreal – Nunatsiaq News

“Part of a collectively determined drive to make reconciliation a reality” April 25, 2013 With a welcome to the traditional Mohawk Kanien’kehá:ka territory, the Truth and Reconcilation Commssion opened its Quebec national event in Montreal April 24. “Today’s event is part of a collectively determined drive to make reconciliation a reality,” said Andrew Saranchuk, assistant […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013313 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Wabigoon Lake questions First Nations transparency act – Wawatay News

April 25, 2013 Although Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation supports financial transparency and accountability, it opposes the federal government’s First Nations Financial Transparency Act, Bill C-27. “We oppose it because through the contribution agreements we already sign, there is always accountability in there,” said Wabigoon Lake Chief Ruben Cantin. “We have to provide an audit to […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013537 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Number of complaints from aboriginal people and First Nations groups rises, says Canadian Human Rights Commission report – Canada.com

APRIL 24, 2013 OTTAWA – Flooded with a wave of discrimination complaints about First Nations governments by Canada’s aboriginals, Canada’s national human rights commission is acting to help indigenous communities find ways to resolve their complaints locally. Since 2008, aboriginal people and First Nations groups have filed 390 complaints with the Canadian Human Rights Commission, […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013379 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

War of the Rosedale – NOW Magazine

Idle No More crashes young Liberals’ Scotch and cigar club When I pressed the doorbell, a bit of yellow goo dripped onto my fingers. Then I noticed the broken shells. The April meeting of the Rosedale Club had been egged. I didn’t know people did that in real life. Situated deep in the valley between […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013497 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Editorial: Truth and reconciliation – from past to future – Montreal Gazette

April 24, 2013 MONTREAL – Many non-aboriginal Canadians remain all too ignorant of the shameful history of Canada’s residential schools, whose damaging legacy continues to be felt in aboriginal communities across the country. The Montreal hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which got underway Wednesday and are to continue until Saturday, are part of […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013423 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Regina Police Service lagging behind on employment equity – Regina Leader-Post

APRIL 24, 2013 REGINA — Although the numbers have improved over the past two decades, the Regina Police Service’s hiring of women and minority groups is lagging behind the goals set by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC). According to a 2012 employment equity report discussed at Wednesday’s Board of Police Commissioner’s meeting, 23.4 per […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013462 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Agreement with feds signed ‘under duress’: First Nation – Winnipeg Free Press

04/24/2013 OTTAWA — The chief and council of God’s Lake First Nation have accused the federal government of forcing it to sign its 2013 band contribution agreements “under duress.” God’s Lake passed a band council resolution April 8 saying it only signed its contribution agreements this year to avoid having Ottawa hold back funding for […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013549 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Minister sorry for telling MP, ‘listen to your father’ – Nanaimo Daily News

April 24, 2013 Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt has apologized after telling an NDP MP to listen to her father about supporting a Conservative bill to protect matrimonial rights on reserves. Valcourt made the comment in response to criticisms from MP Niki Ashton, whose father Steve Ashton is a cabinet minister in the Manitoba government. […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013296 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Memoir mavens: women turning the page on storytelling gender gap, finds study – Edmonton Journal

 APRIL 23, 2013 No longer waiting for someone to tell their stories, women are instead putting pen to paper to share them. So finds a novel Canadian study of memoir, in which autobiographies by non-celebrity female authors were found to outnumber biographies about non-celebrity females by a whopping nine to one. By contrast, the ratio […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013382 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

A milestone for midwifery – Ryerson U

April 24, 2013 The midwifery education program (MEP) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Ryerson’s midwifery program started when the profession became provincially regulated 20 years ago. Ontario was the first province in Canada to regulate the profession in 1994, resulting in a consortium of three universities creating education programs: Ryerson, McMaster and Laurentian. […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013498 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Fort Smith, NWT, First Nation’s infighting resumes – CBC.ca

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2013 8:57 PM CT Political infighting at the Salt River First Nation in Fort Smith, N.W.T., has resumed. One of the candidates in a byelection for chief earlier this month, Henry Beaver Jr., has filed a complaint and is challenging the results of the election, in which Frieda Martselos was re-elected. […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013583 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Tab for residential school abuses likely to top $4-billion – Globe and Mail

Last updated Tuesday, Apr. 23 2013 The amount that the federal government will have to pay to First Nations, Inuit and Métis people who were abused at church-run residential schools is expected to swell to over $4-billion. New statistics posted on the website of the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat show the number of former […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013345 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Plight of Tennant Creek’s invisible children can no longer be ignored – The Daily Telegraph

April 26, 2013 IT’S around 7.30pm when three young indigenous boys turn up at the Tennant Creek home of a white woman, asking her if she can give them a lift home. The problem is, they don’t have homes. Not like most of us would know them. The boys have just had dinner next door […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013301 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Why Indigenous Community Television is a positive step forward – The Drum

24 APRIL 2013 Last week, Indigenous Community Television began fulltime broadcasting to outback communities from its base in Yuendumu, 300 kilometres west of Alice Springs. ICTV says it will be available to more than 1,000 communities after its digital rollout completes later this year. Lesley Johns of Precise Media, with a special interest in indigenous […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013325 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Indigenous prisoners of war in focus for ANZAC Day – ABC Message Stick

April 24, 2013 MARK BANNERMAN: There aren’t too many people who want to go to war but if you do it’s good to at least be acknowledged for what you’ve done. But that’s not the way it happened for thousands of Indigenous Australians who’ve served their country.  Every year the Indigenous community in the Sydney […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013400 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Aboriginal youth reconnect to the past – Canberra Times

April 26, 2013 An elder once told Adrian Brown that when Aborigines with stone axes cut away a great slab of bark from a trunk to make a canoe the old tree would sigh. ”It’s almost like the tree is breathing, and talking back and saying, ‘Look after me’, ” Mr Brown said. ”There’s a […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013386 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Calls to better honour Indigenous soldiers – SBS

25 APR 2013 Indigenous soldiers have been remembered in a ceremony in Canberra and in the streets of Sydney’s inner suburb of Redfern, amid calls to better recognise Aboriginal diggers’ contributions. “Amongst non-Indigenous Australians, the service and sacrifice of Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginal men is very much unknown”, said Gareth O’ Connell from the […]

by aanationtalk on April 25, 2013394 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Metlakatla Chief, Lax Kw’alaams Mayor outline goals for their communities – Northern View

4/24/2013 Lax Kw’alaams Mayor Garry Reece and Metlakatla Chief Harold Leighton have some big plans for their communities. The two North Coast leaders closed out the 2013 National Aboriginal Business Opportunities Conference on April 17, talking about not only current economic activities but goals for the future of their nation. While there are plans for […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013744 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Fort McKay band opposes oilsands development – Calgary Herald

APRIL 23, 2013 EDMONTON – For the first time in two decades, the Fort McKay First Nation is filing a formal objection against an oilsands development project. The native band north of Fort McMurray, which has provided services to energy companies in the region for 25 years, opposes construction of a 250,000 barrel-per-day bitumen facility […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013418 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

GN, NTI team up for Nunavut devolution talk show – Nunatsiaq News

NTI now full partner in three-way lands and resources talks April 24, 2013 Spokespersons from the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. will head into a television studio April 25 for a live Inuit language phone-in show, where they will talk about devolution and explain how a devolution deal could help Nunavummiut become masters […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013359 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

The unexpected rules in the art of Northern Scene – Ottawa Citizen

April 24, 2013 What: Northern Scene When: April 25 to May 4 Where: National Arts Centre and various other venues *** Not what you expect is what to expect from the visual art side of Northern Scene. Laura Taler, the associate programmer of visual arts and film for the two-week festival of art from Canada’s north, says it […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013455 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

NOMA opens conference today – Chronicle Journal

April 24, 2013 Municipal leaders from across Northwestern Ontario are to gather today in Thunder Bay for the start of their 67th annual general meeting and conference. The three-day Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association conference at the Victoria Inn will feature speakers and information sessions of regional interest along with a bear pit session on Friday […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013361 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Didjeridu master, Greenlandic legend slated for Iqaluit’s 2013 Alianait festival – Nunatsiaq News

Festival line-up includes mix of local and international artists April 24, 2013 The 2013 line up of the Alianait arts festival in Iqaluit promises a “mix of world-class music and a long weekend filled with fun, families and friends and creativity,” an April 23 news release said. The festival, which takes place June 28 to […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013440 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Aboriginal Consultation Policy Released – VOCM

Wednesday , April 24 2013 A year after it was first announced, the provincial government has released an updated Aboriginal Consultation Policy on the way in which the province will carry out land and resource development decisions with aboriginal groups. The policy clarifies government expectations and requirements during the aboriginal consultation processes. The Minister of Intergovernmental […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013483 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Group in town to speak against human trafficking – Sault Star

April 24, 2013 To combat the growing problem of sex trafficking in Ontario, a grassroots organization will raise awareness about the issue this week in seven communities in the province that have substantial aboriginal populations, including Sault Ste. Marie. Men Against Sexual Trafficking (MAST) seeks to help people protect their loved ones from being victimized […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013470 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

MPP Campbell demands premier commit to doing more for northern First Nations – Kenora Daily Miner

April 24, 2013 During Question Period on Tuesday, Kenora – Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell demanded Premier Kathleen Wynne commit to do more for Northern Ontario’s First Nations dealing with severe health and social problems. Last week, the aboriginal community of Neskantaga declared a state of emergency after it experienced two suicide attempts in less […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013399 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

“Splitting the Sky” and Aboriginal Rights in Canada – Center for Research on Globalization

The Global Research News Hour features a conversation with University of Lethbridge Professor of Globalization Studies Anthony Hall April 23, 2013 Hall explains that there has been a shift in conservative politics in Canada away from what he calls the indigenous conservatism of Canada toward a more US Republican-style neo-conservatism typified by an emphasis on […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013450 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

A special thank you to Nunavut teachers – Nunatsiaq News

“The supports you have continued to provide to our children are appreciated” April 23, 2013 Every morning our children are dropped in our schools; some of those children have various challenges. We have people who are with them in the schools from 8:30 in the morning to approximately 16:00 in the afternoon during the weekdays. […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013568 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Youth compile book on impact residential schools had on parents, grandparents – Macleans.ca

April 23, 2013 8:37pm SASKATOON – A project that encouraged Saskatchewan children to learn more about how Indian residential schools impacted their parents and grandparents lives has turned into a book. Journey to Truth contains the students’ work — poems, drawings and short stories — with maps, a statement of apology from the federal government […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013595 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

First Nations youth use creativity to tackle tough topic – News Talk 650

Memorialize residential school experience through poems, stories, drawings Last Updated: Apr 23, 2013 5:04pm Poems, drawings and short stories lined the walls of a room at the Saskatoon Inn Tuesday, detailing the Indian Residential School experience through the eyes of Saskatchewan’s aboriginal youth. Students from across the province were recognized for their work in a […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013416 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Nunavut embraces new slogan during Education Week – Nunatsiaq News

“Parents: Motivate. Students: Participate. Together we can graduate” April 22, 2013 Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak, who is also Nunavut’s education minister, is encouraging students, parents, families and community members to celebrate the importance of learning in Nunavut during Education Week 2013, which starts April 22. “Education matters! Being in school matters. Coming ready to learn […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013438 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

APTN series highlights Yukon’s aboriginal sports – Yukon News

April 19, 2013 By his own admission, Steve Sxwithul’txw is “an urban Indian.” A member of the Penelakut tribe of the Coast Salish Nation on Vancouver Island, he was mainly raised “off-res.” But this month, he traded in the views of Victoria to spend some time with schoolchildren and sled dogs in Whitehorse. And later […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013545 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Renewed calls for national Indigenous war memorial – ABC Online

Updated 5 hours 21 minutes ago On the eve of Anzac Day there have been renewed calls for a national memorial to be built in Canberra to commemorate Indigenous war veterans. Currently Indigenous diggers are recognised at an informal memorial on the slopes of Mount Ainslie behind the Australian War Memorial. Garth O’Connell from the […]

by aanationtalk on April 24, 2013356 Views

Read More

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More

CLOSE
CLOSE