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Alberta asked to help with First Nations school funding – CBC.ca

Last Updated: Feb 6, 2013 The Alberta government will not commit to helping close the extra costs borne by First Nations to send students to off-reserve schools. Schools on reserves are funded by the federal government. Whenever a parent wants to send a child to a school off-reserve, the First Nation ends up paying the […]

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Study points to need for more aboriginal engagement in federal provincial politics – 650 CKOM News

Finds northern aboriginals more engaged in local politics Last Updated: Feb 6, 2013 A study from the University of Saskatchewan is poking holes in the accepted wisdom about aboriginal engagement in politics. Three professors from the U of S’s International Centre for Northern Government and Development surveyed more than 500 aboriginal people living in Northern […]

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Liberal senators walk out on Aboriginal Affairs minister – CBC.ca

John Duncan defends bill proposing more financial transparency in First Nations communities Last Updated: Feb 7, 2013 Three Liberal senators, all of them aboriginal, walked out of a committee meeting Wednesday night, as Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan was testifying about the need for his government’s proposed First Nations Accountability Act. The act would force […]

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Indigenous man wants Menindee releases slowed – ABC Online

Feb 7, 2013 A Indigenous man from far west NSW is warning small towns will be lost if too much water is released from the Menindee Lakes. This week, the Broken Hill and the Central Darling councils decided to lobby the Murray Darling Basin Authority to curb the releases, claiming the loss of water is […]

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Rebecca takes Rhodes to royalty – Sydney Morning Herald

February 8, 2013 AUSTRALIA’S first indigenous Rhodes scholar did not have time to get nervous before meeting Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, in London. One minute Rebecca Richards was chatting with Australian high commissioner Mike Rann and the next she was shaking hands with the royal couple. Ms Richards, 25, met the Prince of […]

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Mayors want more say on alcohol management – Yahoo!7 News

February 7, 2013 A Gulf of Carpentaria Mayor says local residents need to have more of a say in how alcohol is managed in some Indigenous communities. The Queensland Government is reviewing Alcohol Management Plans in the state. Yesterday Prime Minister Julia Gillard urged the Queensland Government to exercise “extreme caution” in its review, and […]

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Aboriginal health worker canes poll point-scoring – ABC Online

Feb 7, 2013 The Federal Government has been warned against using Indigenous affairs for political point-scoring this election year. The call from the peak body for Aboriginal-run health services in the Northern Territory follows Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Close the Gap speech yesterday, in which she warned the NT and Queensland governments against winding back […]

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How does native funding work? – CBC.ca

It’s a combination of federal contributions and ‘own-source revenue’ CBC News Posted: Feb 6, 2013 The recent Idle No More protests, as well as Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence’s 45-day hunger strike, have raised awareness of native issues. One of the most complicated and misunderstood issues is the subject of native funding, which stems largely from […]

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Education is slow. Microcredit is fast – Globe and Mail

Feb. 06 2013 Does education reform hold the key to addressing the problems facing Canada’s first nations communities? The federal government certainly seems to think so. And, at first glance, they might be right. Last February, a national panel – convened by the Harper government and the Assembly of First Nations – released a report […]

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De Beers puzzles over Attawapiskat road block – CBC.ca

Attwapiskat residents say only a fraction of community benefits from mine’s prosperity Last Updated: Feb 6, 2013 The mining company De Beers is trying to find out more about why a small group of people from Attawapiskat is blocking the road to its diamond mine, 90 kilometres west of the community. The Victor mine will […]

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Report suggests major improvements are needed in native health care – Globe and Mail

Feb. 05 2013 Treating a heart attack is a race against time. A delay of even a few minutes can mean the difference between life and death for many patients. Even under good circumstances, administering treatment in a timely manner can be a challenge, as many patients hesitate before seeking help for symptoms. Now imagine […]

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Aboriginal filmmakers set for Berlin film fest spotlight – CBC.ca

The Fast Runner, Obomsawin doc to screen in special program CBC News Posted: Feb 5, 2013 Canadian films highlighting native stories will screen at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, in a special program showcasing movies about indigenous peoples worldwide. The annual film fest gets underway Thursday and continues through Feb. 17. Zacharias Kunuk’s international […]

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Out of patience and money: 9 aboriginal bands quit Northern Gateway review process – The Province

FEBRUARY 4, 2013 PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — Coastal First Nations have left the federal review of the Northern Gateway pipeline plan, saying they’ve run out of money and patience. Executive director Art Sterritt has told the panel the group representing nine aboriginal bands from the B.C. coast and Haida Gwaii has spent more than three […]

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BC appeal court upholds Nisga’a treaty against constitutional challenge – The Province

FEBRUARY 5, 2013 VANCOUVER, B.C. — British Columbia’s first modern-day treaty has withstood a constitutional challenge launched in the province’s top court by two members of the Nisga’a Nation. On Tuesday, Court of Appeal Justice David Harris dismissed an action by James Robinson and Mercy Thomas, ruling the legislative and self-government powers granted to the […]

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Prepare now to save polar bears, say researchers – U of Alberta

February 4, 2013 (Edmonton) A University of Alberta polar bear researcher and 11 international co-authors are urging governments to start planning for rapid Arctic ecosystem change to deal with a climate change catastrophe for the animals. U of A professor Andrew Derocher co-wrote a policy perspective urging governments with polar bear populations to accept that […]

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Attawapiskat protesters block road to northern Ontario diamond mine: De Beers – National Post

Last Updated: Feb 5, 2013 ATTAWAPISKAT, Ont. — De Beers Canada says a group of Attawapiskat residents is blockading the main winter road leading to the company’s Victor diamond mine in northern Ontario. De Beers says the blockade began Monday evening on a road the company uses to move in supplies like fuel, machine parts and […]

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Aborigines at odds over mining deals – New Zealand Herald

Feb 6, 2013 Multi-billionaire accused of setting one tribal group against another to gain access to iron ore. Andrew Forrest grew up on a cattle station in Australia’s remote Pilbara, among Aboriginal children, and counts his family’s head stockman, Scotty Black, as a mentor. So when he became a multi-billionaire on the back of the […]

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Cries of political hypocrisy over Aboriginal alcohol policies – ABC Online

February 6, 2013 TIM PALMER: In Queensland, the Liberal-National Party Government has accused Julia Gillard of playing politics with Aboriginal lives after she attacked it for carrying out an election promise to relax alcohol restrictions in Aboriginal communities. But some Aboriginal people say it’s the State Government’s policy that’s endangering communities. Councils can now apply […]

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Women will suffer if booze bans go, indigenous academic warns – North West Star

Feb. 6, 2013 A leading Aboriginal activist has rubbished Premier Campbell Newman’s claims alcohol management plans are “discriminatory”, arguing the victims of alcohol abuse are being ignored in favour of winning votes. Indigenous academic and Director of Cape York Institute, Professor Marcia Langford, said the Aborigines campaigning for AMPs to be lifted were doing so […]

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Call for target on Aboriginal prison rate – Ninemsn

February 6, 2013 Australia will have “another stolen generation” on its hands if it doesn’t act to reduce high incarceration rates of indigenous people, Aboriginal leader Mick Gooda says. Mr Gooda was responding to the latest Closing the Gap report tabled by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in parliament on Wednesday. Parliament was told the gap […]

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Campaign targets rising Hepatitis infections – CBC.ca

First Nations health officials say awareness among drug users critical CBC News Posted: Feb 5, 2013 Health officials are trying to stop the spread of hepatitis and HIV in the northwest. The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority say Hepatitis C has been on the rise over the last couple of years and believe part […]

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First nations carving out an energy bridge to the BC coast – Globe and Mail

Feb. 05 2013 For the Canadian energy industry desperate to pump oil and natural gas through British Columbia, the single greatest obstacle has been the dozens of first nations fighting to ensure pipelines are never built. Now, some of the leading figures in Canada’s aboriginal business community are offering a bridge across the province’s difficult […]

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Canada’s environmental protections struggling to keep up with industy development: audit – CTV

Feb. 5, 2013 OTTAWA — Federal environmental protections are struggling to keep up with the fast pace of development in the energy industry, leaving Canada exposed to the risks of oil spills, pollution, and damage to fragile habitat, a new audit says. Scott Vaughan, Canada’s commissioner of the environment and sustainable development, issued his parting […]

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Bill would hand power to First Nations – The Sudbury Star

February 5, 2013 NDP MP Romeo Saganash has introduced a private member’s bill, C-469, that would require the government of Canada to take all measures necessary to “ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that was adopted by the General Assembly.” This bill is ostensibly […]

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Teen charged with attempted murder – Global Winnipeg

February 05, 2013 Two 15-year-old boys face attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting in Long Plain First Nation that left a Winnipegger in critical condition.  Barry Myran, 41, suffered a bullet wound to the head.  Police were first called about an unresponsive male at a Long Plain home at about 1:30 a.m. on […]

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Quebec Algonquins question Ontario land claim – CBC.ca

Feb 5, 2013 Ontario Algonquins are hoping a draft agreement in principle on a land claim to a large area in eastern Ontario could pave the way for an historic treaty and land settlement, but the agreement is facing some resistance from Algonquins on the other side of the Ottawa River. The Algonquin land claim […]

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Anti poverty and human rights groups shoulder-to-shoulder with Idle No More – Toronto Star

Aboriginal peoples disproportionately experience poverty, inadequate housing and homelessness, hunger and ill health. Feb 05 2013 While polls have shown that many Canadians might prefer flash mobs to bridge blockades as a protest strategy, they also sympathize with the issues at the heart of the Idle No More struggle. That’s not surprising given the movement’s […]

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Chief, five councilors pf Sask First Nation impeached – 650 CKOM News

Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation’s senate wants chief to step down. First Posted: Feb 5, 2013 There is turmoil between community leaders over the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation’s finances. “People are divided … a lot of people don’t know what’s really going on,” said Marita Crant, a Standing Buffalo senator. The chief and five of the […]

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First Nations group quits Enbridge hearings, citing lack of cash – Vancouver Sun

Relaxation of environmental regulations, lack of ‘straight answers’ harming legitimacy of process, group representative Art Sterritt says Vancouver Sun February 4, 2013 Coastal First Nations has pulled out of a critical Northern Gateway hearing on Enbridge’s marine oil spill response plans, saying the hearings have drained the organization’s financial resources and are providing few answers. […]

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Manitoba woman sends back her Diamond Jubilee medal – CBC.ca

Karen Davis returns medal after learning of residential schools’ impacts CBC News Posted: Feb 4, 2013 A Manitoba woman has returned her Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal after learning more about the impacts of residential schools and the Idle No More protest movement. Karen Davis of Dauphin, Man., received the medal for starting a literacy program […]

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Program helps aboriginal people navigate health care – StarPhoenix

FEBRUARY 4, 2013 Aboriginal patients will soon have interpreters and other help navigating the health-care system in Saskatoon. First Nations and Metis patients with complex medical conditions, such as diabetes, will be the focus of the program, which will operate in the medical and renal units at St. Paul’s Hospital, said Gabe Lafond, director of […]

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Public cites Terry Fox and Louis Riel as top historical figures – Ottawa Citizen

FEBRUARY 4, 2013 OTTAWA — Terry Fox and Louis Riel did more to shape Canada than Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas or Sir John A. Macdonald. Achievements for women such as winning the right to vote in 1917 and the landmark “Person’s Case” in 1929 are bigger deals in Canada’s history than the introduction of medicare […]

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First Nation cereal maker set to grow – CBC.ca

Rainy River Cereals to build a new production facility in northwestern Ontario CBC News Posted: Feb 4, 2013 Just like the grains in its wild rice cereal, the owners of a small business on the Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation say they’re ready to expand. The co-owner of Rainy River Cereal said he’s ready to start building […]

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New staff at Saskatoon hospitals to help First Nations and Métis patients – News Talk 650

New staff and elder will help interpreting First Nations languages and assist families through medical process First Posted: Feb 4, 2013 Two of Saskatoon’s hospitals are expanding their services to help First Nations and Métis people. St. Paul’s Hospital and Royal University Hospital are hiring six new staff members to specifically help aboriginal patients. Five […]

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Call for indigenous apprentices – My Sunshine Coast

6 February 2013 Applications for the Newman Government’s 2013 Indigenous Apprenticeship and Traineeship intake will open on 6 February. Housing and Public Works Minister Tim Mander said the program would offer 20 indigenous recruits the opportunity to become skilled in construction related jobs while undertaking work in regional and remote communities across Queensland. “There are […]

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Reconciliation speech anniversary celebrations at Federation Square – Herald Sun

February 06, 2013 FIVE years ago 8000 Melburnians filled Federation Square to watch then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s apology to the indigenous stolen generations. The fifth anniversary of the event will be commemorated with a free breakfast at Federation Square next Wednesday, February 13, with live music from the Kutcha Edwards Trio and screening of […]

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Time for health vision to be reality – The Canberra Times

February 6, 2013 The Prime Minister will deliver her report to Parliament on Wednesday on progress towards closing the gap. The speeches from Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott offer an unparalleled opportunity for all political parties to restate their commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality. In this election year, it […]

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League powerbrokers in the firing line over the sacking of Indigenous Council chairman Percy Knight – Courier Mail

February 06, 2013 RUGBY League powerbrokers are facing criticism from Aboriginal former Test winger Larry Corowa, who has attacked ARL Commissioners over the sacking of ARL Indigenous Council chairman Percy Knight. The deposed Knight has also made the sensational allegation that racist elements exist in the code, saying: “It is very toxic.” As the game […]

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Gap closed on indigenous preschool access – The Age

February 6, 2013 EXCLUSIVE FEDERAL and state governments have met their first target in the campaign to close the gap on indigenous disadvantage, with all Aboriginal four-year-olds in remote communities set to have access to preschool education this year. Julia Gillard will hail the achievement as the first step in closing the education gap between […]

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Canada falling behind on poverty, inequality, says report – CBC

Conference Board report card gives Canada a B, ranked 7th out of 17 developed countries CBC News Posted: Feb 4, 2013 Canada isn’t living up to its potential or its reputation when it comes to societal issues like poverty, government and inequality, according to the Conference Board of Canada. The group gave Canada a ‘B’, […]

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Greenpeace leaks draft copy of Arctic Council oil spill treaty – nunatsiaqonline.ca

Council observer applicant attempts to build support for its anti-drilling position February 04, 2013 Greenpeace, an applicant for permanent observer status on the Arctic Council, has leaked a draft copy of a treaty on marine oil pollution that Arctic Council member states are expected to sign this May in Sweden. (See document embedded below.) The […]

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Iqaluit hunter, 28, found dead after weekend blizzard – nunatsiaqonline.ca

February 04, 2013 Pauloosie Qaunirq found just north of Sylvia Grinnell park The body of a 28-year-old Pauloosie Qaunirq, who had gone hunting in the middle of the day Feb. 1 just a few hours before a blizzard hit the area, was found Feb. 4 at about 10 a.m., after a volunteer search effort that […]

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B.C. chief calls for more First Nations firefighters – CBC

Feb 1, 2013 A First Nations chief in British Columbia says a fire that destroyed a house on a reserve this week should be a wake up call for other communities without fire services. Carrier Sekani Tribal Chief Terry Teegee lives on a reserve near Prince George, where a home burned to the ground because […]

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Opposition MPs say relationship between feds, First Nations at a ‘tipping point’ – Hill Times

But despite the protests, Tom Flanagan says that aboriginal issues remain where they started before the Idle No More movement. 02/04/2013 The government says it has improved the lives of Canada’s First Nations peoples, but opposition MPs, who vow to keep up political pressure in the House, say the relationship between aboriginal peoples and the […]

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Aboriginal title claim going before the Supreme Court – Journal of Commerce

February 4, 2013 The $1 billion New Prosperity Mine proposal and other major resource projects in Canada may have more difficulty reaching the construction stage, after the country’s highest court hears a B.C. First Nation’s Aboriginal title claim. “The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the B.C. Tsilhqot’in appeal in the Vickers […]

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Why one first nation band is embracing mining, despite its environmental impacts – Globe and Mail

Feb. 04 2013 Darlene Simpson, chief negotiator for the Skii km Lax Ha, says almost every mine built in British Columbia comes with an environmental cost to native communities. But she knows there is something worse: poverty. That explains why the Skii km Lax Ha, a small band near Hazelton that claims the headwaters of […]

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Algonquin land claim a concern for Ontario hunters – CBC.ca

Feb 4, 2013 A draft agreement in principle on a land claim that promises to deliver a large area in eastern Ontario to the Algonquins of Ontario is worrisome to non-native hunters in the region, who are concerned their own traditions may be in jeopardy. The Algonquin land claim is still in its early stages, […]

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Eden Robinson: Is Patrick Brazeau the best aboriginal Tories could find? – National Post

Feb 4, 2013 To Prime Minister Stephen HarperOttawa This is awkward, Stephen. But I think we both need to stop tiptoeing around the issue and just bring it up. When you pass legislation that basically assumes all the band councils and chiefs in Canada are corrupt, entitled freeloaders, your most visible indigenous spokesperson about the […]

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Helping First Nations: readers pitch ideas – Regina Leader-Post

FEBRUARY 4, 2013 We Canadians live in this country with all its abundance and wealth of natural resources. Water is our main concern – good , safe drinking water for everyone. Water is our life. We should be planning better ways to keep and save our resources for future generations. We can’t waste, or pollute […]

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Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nations offered additional lands – Terrace Standard

February 04, 2013 The Kitselas and Kitsumkalum First Nations are to receive additional lands that stand to become part of their treaty allocations under two deals signed Jan. 31. But members of each First Nation must first approve treaty agreements in principle with Kitselas voting Feb. 20 and Kitsumkalum April 10 before any transfers take […]

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