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A distorted up vision of justice – McGill Daily

NOVEMBER 12TH, 2012 Three weeks ago, a man charged with a drug-related offence was given a reduced sentence by Quebec Judge Isabelle Rheault. The justification used by the judge was not related to the facts of the case, nor the prisoner’s behaviour. Instead, she argued, the conditions at the inmate’s detention center – Bordeaux Prison […]

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Hockey Night in NWT is on – Northern News Services

Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT leading charge to bring NHL lockout tour to Inuvik James McCarthyNorthern News ServicesPublished Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 The National Hockey League is on its way to the NWT. The Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT confirmed that former NHL player and coach John Chabot will be bringing several locked-out […]

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First Nations could help fill doctor shortages in rural BC: minister – CKNW News

VANCOUVER/CKNW AM(980)Shane Woodford11/12/2012 B.C.’s health minister says First Nations could play a big role to help fill the shortage of health care workers. Margaret MacDiarmid says UBC’s aboriginal medical student program has graduated more than 30 students, with another 30 currently in the program. She says with First Nations in many areas of B.C., the […]

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Tlicho champion recognized – Northern News Services

Behchoko’s Rose Mantla awarded 2012 Aboriginal Sports Circle Cultural Award Nicole Garbutt Northern News ServicesPublished Monday, November 12, 2012BEHCHOKO/RAE-EDZO Rose Mantla is a Behchoko educator who has dedicated her adult life to preserving the Tlicho language and culture. Earlier this month she was recognized for her contributions with the cultural award by the Aboriginal Sports […]

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Cape Breton Mi’kmaq students win award – TheChronicleHerald.ca

November 12, 2012 About 120 students from Mi’kmaq schools in Cape Breton have new bragging rights. The children were part of a recording project that won the Aboriginal Recording of the Year Award at last weekend’s Nova Scotia Music Awards. The project co-ordinator, Angelo Spinazzola, said the kids likely haven’t yet fully absorbed the news. […]

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Syncrude taps into Northern Alberta’s aboriginal communities for its workforce – Edmonton Journal

BY PAMELA IRVING, EDMONTON JOURNAL NOVEMBER 12, 2012 EDMONTON – Canada faces a severe shortage of construction workers over the next decade and companies like Syncrude are taking a proactive approach to resolving the issue in-house.Syncrude does more than simply wait for people to apply for the jobs posted on its corporate website. The oilsands […]

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Former Saskatchewan Metis leader passes away – GlobalNews.ca

November 12, 2012 SASKATOON – A former leader of the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan has died after a battle with cancer.  Jim Sinclair, 79, passed away on Friday.  Sinclair became president of the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan in 1971 and held the post for 18 years.  In 1971, he helped establish the Native Council of […]

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First Nations renew call for revenue deal – The Province

Battle with province likely to escalate as Surrey casino plan progresses By Sam Cooper, The Province November 11, 2012 B.C. First Nations chiefs say they plan to flaunt provincial authority and open unlicensed casinos because of the government’s steadfast refusal to share casino revenues on unceded aboriginal lands. In a Nov. 9 letter to Premier […]

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Yaffe: First Nations hold veto over resource development – Vancouver Sun

By Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun November 12, 2012 Governments and corporate Canada remain in denial about a new reality: aboriginal groups hold veto power over resource development. In his just-published book, Resource Rulers; Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources, Bill Gallagher reviews the legal victories natives have toted up since the 1980s, and […]

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National Chief Shawn Atleo urges practical movement beyond the Indian Act – CTV News

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 OTTAWA — Federal attempts to repair the much-hated Indian Act are not going to work because First Nations have not been involved in designing the way forward, says the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Shawn Atleo says Ottawa has taken a piecemeal approach to First Nations reform — […]

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Huron Centennial explores heritage and aboriginal traditions – Seaforth Huron Expositor

By Melissa Murray, Seaforth Huron ExpositorMonday, November 12, 2012 Huron Centennial School welcomed retired teacher Brenda Collins from London to help them explore ideas of heritage as well as some aboriginal traditions last Monday and Tuesday. Collins’ presentation included readers’ theatre, the explanation of the wampum belt and weaving techniques and she guided students in […]

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Jim Sinclair, towering figure in Aboriginal history, dies at 79 – CBC.ca

CBC News Posted: Nov 10, 2012 Jim Sinclair, one of the most significant figures in the advancement of Aboriginal interests in Canada, died Friday at the age of 79. Sinclair was a founding member of the Native Council of Canada, now known as the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, and the Métis National Council. In 1982, […]

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Aboriginal Conservative senator pushes Harper government for public inquiry into missing First Nations women – Yahoo! News

A Conservative First Nations senator is pushing his government for a federal public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. Sen. Patrick Brazeau of Quebec, named to the upper chamber by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2008, told Postmedia News that the rising number of dead and missing aboriginal women shows Canada is failing to protect First Nations […]

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Sacrifices of Canadian first nations veterans remembered at Vancouver ceremony – Ottawa Citizen

Canadian first nations veterans held their annual Remembrance Day ceremonies at the war memorial in Victory Square in Vancouver on Thursday. Click here to see more photos. First nations people from every region of Canada served in the armed forces during the Second World War, with 3,000 status (treaty) first nations people enlisted, including 72 women, […]

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Don’t push First Nations to economic margins – StarPhoenix

Bernie Shepherd loves to push the envelope. In 1994, when he was chief of the White Bear First Nation, he set up Saskatchewan’s first Indian-owned casino on his reserve. The result was a late night raid by the RCMP, followed by negotiations with the provincial government that set up the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority and […]

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Natives have ‘hand out,’ says mine CEO – The Sudbury Star

The president of a mining company in the middle of a dispute with an aboriginal group in Northern Ontario said he feels he is being “extorted” by the Wahgoshig First Nation. Darryl Stretch said his company, Solid Gold Resources Corporation, has made a high grade gold discovery near Lake Abitibi in 2011, but can’t explore […]

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First Nation opposes casino – The Province

A controversial proposal for a $100-million casino in Surrey could be challenged because the site is on unceded aboriginal lands that may hold sacred burial grounds and artifacts, according to the Semiahmoo First Nation. Members of the Semiahmoo First Nation are the latest citizen group to rise up against the planned South Surrey casino, a […]

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Aboriginal rights could require industry to change or abandon projects – Calgary Herald

OTTAWA – Pipeline companies and other industrial stakeholders could be obliged to abandon or alter proposed projects – if a review identifies risks of irreversible impacts – because of the Canadian government’s constitutional responsibility to accommodate the rights of First Nations groups, says a newly-released internal federal discussion paper. The document, released through access to information […]

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Nuclear dangers real and widespread – StarPhoenix

Caldicott is founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility and was featured in the Oscar winning film, If You Love This Planet. I write to reply to the allegations made about me in John Gormley’s column, More private liquor stores, less Caldicott (SP, Nov. 2). First, it is important for me to stress that the […]

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Aboriginal Youth Initiative opens doors – Edmonton Journal

EDMONTON – For students living in communities off the beaten track, information about career possibilities can be difficult to come by. That’s especially true in some First Nations communities that are isolated from larger centres and where role models can be scarce. Since 2001, the Aboriginal Youth Initiative with Careers: The Next Generationhas worked to overcome these obstacles, […]

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Former prostitute warns chiefs about dangers of sex trade – CBC.ca

An advocate for women in the sex trade told First Nations leaders this week that the cycle of addictions in their communities will push their sisters, daughters and granddaughters into prostitution. Bridget Perrier was the keynote speaker at a conference dealing with an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in remote northern Ontario First Nations. Some […]

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Jackpine a threat to Aboriginal lifestyle: ACFN – Fort McMurray Today

An emotional and teary-eyed Aboriginal delegation took the witness stand at hearings for Shell’s proposed Jackpine Mine expansion, forcing the company to defend its consultation policy after weeks of defending its environmental record. “Our land … have shrunk and continue to shrink because of the development,” said Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam. During his opening […]

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Flood evacuees’ temporary school remains closed – CBC.ca

Flooded-out students from the Lake St. Martin First Nation in Manitoba continue to miss classes this week, as different levels of government argue over where classes should resume. The 68 students, who have been living temporarily in Winnipeg with their families since their reserve was flooded out in the spring of 2011, were attending Kindergarten […]

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Highlighting First Nations Athletes: Aboriginal Youth Hockey Players Star in New TV Series – Indian Country Today

An upcoming television series featuring Aboriginal teenage hockey players is already being deemed a success even though the first episode has yet to be aired. The series, titled Hit the Ice, will begin airing nationally in Canada in January on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.The series, which will consist of 13 half-hour episodes, features 20 Aboriginal […]

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Syncrude taps into Northern Alberta’s aboriginal communities for its workforce – Edmonton Journal

EDMONTON – Canada faces a severe shortage of construction workers over the next decade and companies like Syncrude are taking a proactive approach to resolving the issue in-house.Syncrude does more than simply wait for people to apply for the jobs posted on its corporate website. The oilsands giant sponsors a host of educational programs, many […]

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Optimistic mood as new Tsawwassen First Nation legislature opens – Vancouver Sun

The mood was optimistic as a new Tsawwassen First Nation legislature opened Wednesday evening. Held at the Tsawwassen Longhouse, it was the first session of the TFN’s second legislature following its historic urban treaty and the first with new Chief Bryce Williams. Williams, who defeated longtime incumbent Kim Baird in September’s election, is in his […]

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Gap between Aboriginal and Western approaches to mental health persists – FPYN

A gap still exists between Aboriginal and Western approaches to Aboriginal mental health—that’s one of the findings of a recent study. The research team, primarily from Saskatchewan, looked at past work on the treatment and healing of Aboriginal Peoples with mental health and substance-related issues. The researchers observed the Aboriginal tradition of storytelling to convey […]

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Palmer says he won’t be silenced by suspension – The Queensland Times

MAVERICK mining magnate Clive Palmer says his suspension from the LNP will not silence his attacks on the State Government. Mr Palmer’s suspension follows a day of fiery stouches with Treasurer Tim Nicholls and Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney. His suspension was confirmed by LNP state director Brad Henderson who said the suspension of Mr Palmer’s […]

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Artists look to heritage to inspire contemporary work – Warwick Daily News

IT IS almost a magical experience watching Edward Colliss’ artwork take shape. A seemingly simple dot placed next to another dot sets in place the creation of a unique, contemporary artwork. His hypnotic images feature expert cross hatching, dots, both small and large, and precision lines. Some say his work is on par with some […]

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Proposed law changes lead to housing culture shock fears – The Cairns Post

PROPOSED law changes to make it easier for residents in indigenous communities to own homes have been met with trepidation by the very people the State Government says it will benefit, documents tendered to Parliament reveal. In August, Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps put up the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Holding Bill 2012 […]

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Farewell to a great teacher – ABC Online

Many people in Central Australia are in shock today as they come to terms with news of the passing of Greg Crowe, principal at the Catholic school in Santa Teresa, 80 kilometres south-east of Alice Springs. Mr Crowe, 72, was killed in a car accident in Darwin yesterday morning which also claimed the life of […]

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Tales of illegal heroes – Tasmania Mercury

THE sacrifices made by Tasmanian indigenous troops in World War I must not be forgotten, says a Hobart researcher. Few know the extent of Aborigines’ service in the Great War, however researcher Andrea Gerrard has documented the history of 65 Aboriginal men who enlisted, despite the fact it was illegal until 1915. They served at […]

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Five Key Indigenous Peoples Issues For The Week Of October 30 – November 7, 2012: Australia, Venezuela, South America, Africa, Philippines

Australia: Fortescue Using Legal System To Destroy Yindjibarndi Following last week’s news that Fortescue Metals Group’s “set up and funded” a native title splinter group to circumvent the Yindjibarndi people’s opposition to Fortescue’s defrauding land access ‘agreement’; and reports of how an FMG agent worked as an ‘inside man’ to get FMG’s land access agreement […]

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Political squabbling isn’t serving children – Winnipeg Free Press

Eighty-five displaced students from Lake St. Martin could be set up in a new school next week if their band leaders agree to play ball with the federal and provincial governments. That’s far from guaranteed. The young evacuees had been studying at a former Winnipeg junior high school. It was shuttered last week when the […]

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Northern Gateway pipeline threatens caribou, group warns – Globe and Mail

For years, first nations have pointed to salmon and sea life to argue that a spill from the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline would damage wildlife important for both cultural and culinary reasons. Now, environmental groups are warning of a threat to another animal: caribou. The 1,172-kilometre pipeline, which would cut a narrow slice across the […]

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First Nations level racist charges against mining association – NorthernLife.ca

Wahgoshig First Nation Chief David Babin and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno are calling on the province to withdraw its support of the Ontario Prospectors Association (OPA) and an industry fringe group for what they term a campaign of “racism” against First Nations. “Representatives of this radical association of junior mining groups […]

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OxyContin patent expiry poses tough choice for Ottawa – CBC.ca

The federal health minister has until Nov. 25 to decide whether to allow drug companies to make a generic version of the painkiller OxyContin. The patent on the brand name version of that drug expires on that date and generic drug companies have already signalled an interest in making the opiate, known by the non-brand […]

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Canada lends an ear to First Nations inmates – 650 CKOM News

It was a stain on Canadian History until 1996 and only recently has it been recognized as such. The Canadian Indian Residential Schools run by the Catholic and Anglican Churches of Canada were used to separate young First Nations children in rural areas from their families and their heritage and force feed them lessons about […]

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First Nations use traditions to tackle oxy problems – CBC.ca

Remote First Nations in northern Ontario are designing their own programs to deal with an epidemic of OxyContin abuse gripping their communities. Leaders, counsellors and former addicts are sharing their successes and struggles this week at the Matawa First Nations “Back to our Roots” gathering in Neskantaga, 600 km north of Thunder Bay. Sid O’Keese […]

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Passion and Technology Restoring First Nation Languages – Axiom News

Times are changing thanks to groups of young, university-educated First Nations people in their 20s and 30s, who are passionate about their language and working to preserve it. Manager of FirstVoices and Language Revitalization Peter Brand has seen firsthand what a difference that passion is making in First Nations communities in areas like Saanich, B.C.   At the […]

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Cultural awareness comes to classroom – The Chronicle Journal

Northwest BureauThursday, November 8, 2012 Ecole Gron Morgan Public School students got a taste of Aboriginal culture on Wednesday. The Thunder Bay youngsters worked with Lakehead University education students to make birch bark baskets and attended an interactive puppet show aimed at raising awareness of First Nation cultural values. School vice-principal Darren Lentz said the […]

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First Nation housing complex’s heating issues worry family – CBC.ca

CBC News Posted: Nov 8, 2012 A Winnipeg woman says her daughter’s family has been trying to stay warm in their First Nation housing complex since the furnace broke down this fall, but there are concerns about how they are expected to heat their home. Marilyn Courchene says her daughter and grandchildren have been living […]

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Provinces complain to feds about justice funding cuts, seek long-term cash – Vancouver Sun

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press November 7, 2012 OTTAWA – Federal ministers got an earful from the provinces over lack of money for justice programs, says a summary of their recent national meeting in Regina. Provincial and territorial ministers responsible for justice and public safety raised concerns about funding cuts and a lack of […]

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UAS hosts First Nation elder this week – Juneau Empire

Featured book author, filmmaker visiting next week Posted: November 8, 2012 Yukon College faculty member Randall Tetlichi of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation is on the University of Alaska Southeast campus at Auke Lake this week as an Elder in Residence. Tetlichi is visiting several classes, including UAS freshman seminar and upper division Philosophy studies, […]

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Sask. needs to prepare for online gambling, First Nations say – CBC.ca

CBC News Posted: Nov 7, 2012 While the Saskatchewan government says it won’t proceed with online gambling, First Nations are not yet ruling it out. On Wednesday, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations chief Perry Bellegarde noted that online gambling is already underway in B.C. and Quebec and says Saskatchewan should consider it, too. “We need […]

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Feds say they will try to keep Lake St. Martin students together – Winnipeg Free Press

By: Alexandra PaulPosted: 11/7/2012 The federal government issued a statement late Wednesday saying Ottawa is negotiating with Lake St. Martin First Nation to find a way to keep evacuated students together in school. An estimated 85 Lake St. Martin students lost their school in Winnipeg when the Winnipeg Fire Department shut down the building for […]

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Cultural tributes at Imagine Native Film Fest – CBC.ca

CBC News Posted: Nov 7, 2012 Alanis Obomsawin’s latest movie, The People of Kattawapiskak River, shines a light on the lives of First Nations people who, she said, are often represented in a negative light. After working on other movies, Obomsawin noticed viewers had mixed reactions to her work. “Why is it that people love to […]

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Chiefs want Ontario to cut support for ‘racist, radical’ industry groups – Wawatay News

Wednesday November 7, 2012 A junior mining company that called First Nations “hostile third-party governments” has raised the ire of indigenous leaders across Ontario. Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), the Chiefs of Ontario (COO) and Wahgoshig First Nation called on the Ontario government to withdraw its support of “racist and radical” industry representatives during a press […]

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Guilty pleas by teens in death of five-year-old boy on Alberta reserve – The Province

THE CANADIAN PRESS NOVEMBER 7, 2012 WETASKIWIN, Alta. – Three teens have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting of a five-year-old boy on an Alberta reserve. Ethan Yellowbird was sleeping in his bed when he was struck in the head with a bullet fired at a house on the Samson Cree First Nation in […]

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Wahgoshig First Nation – Ontario sending misguided message to First Nations – Net Newsledger

NNL Staff on November 7, 2012 SUDBURY – Mining News – Wahgoshig First Nation Chief David Babin with support from Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno is calling on Ontario to withdraw its support and public endorsement of racist and radical industry representatives, particularly members of the Mining United group and the Ontario […]

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