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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Aboriginal men sue Qantas over flight – Sydney Morning Herald

April 24, 2013 A group of Aboriginal men are suing Qantas after they were kicked off a flight. The eight men, who were on their way home from an indigenous leadership program in Cairns, say they were thrown off the Qantas plane before it left Sydney almost three years ago. The men were allegedly locked […]

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Our black history: lest we forget Aboriginal veterans – WA Today

It is time to honour indigenous Australians who fought and died for us. April 24, 2013 In August 1916, Private Douglas Grant departed Australia on a troop carrier bound for the United Kingdom. Like thousands of other young Australian men, Grant had signed up for the AIF and wound up fighting in the trenches on […]

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Funding boost for indigenous children in Rockhampton – Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

24th Apr 2013 VULNERABLE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Rockhampton will receive continued support thanks to a renewed funding commitment from the Queensland Government. Member for Keppel Bruce Young said the Darumbal Community Youth Service would receive more than $370,000 each year over the next three years to continue providing the Eagle Hawk […]

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What are they smoking at First Nations Bank? – Winnipeg Free Press

By: Don Marks There has always been this big bulge in Manitoba’s population that reflects so-called baby boomers, that disproportionately large generation born during the 20 years following the Second World War. The only thing comparable in the province today is the huge increase in our native population. The original baby boomers have dominated our […]

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New Ontario Mining Rules Snare Exploration Firms – Resource Investing News

April 23, 2013 Controversial changes to Ontario’s Mining Act officially came into effect on April 1, and there’s evidence that some exploration firms are having trouble adjusting to them. Although the new rules were only fully implemented three weeks ago, the provincial government asked miners to voluntarily follow the new rules starting November 1, 2012. […]

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B.C. Mountie Cleared Of Assault Of First Nations Teen – Huffington Post Canada

Updated: 04/22/2013 10:47 pm EDT A Williams Lake RCMP officer who punched a First Nations teen in the face has been acquitted of an assault charge. On Monday, the judge ruled Const. Andy Yung acted reasonably during the arrest of 18-year-old Jamie Haller in 2011. Haller’s mother, Martina Jeff, was expecting a different result. “It’s […]

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Keewatin v. Ontario (Natural Resources), 2013 ONCA 158 – Mondaq News

Canada: Keewatin v. Ontario (Natural Resources), 2013 ONCA 158 23 April 2013 Introduction On March 18, 2013, the Court of Appeal for Ontario (ONCA) issued its highly anticipated reasons in Keewatin v. Ontario (Natural Resources),1 unanimously allowing the appeals of Resolute FP Canada Inc. and the governments of Ontario and Canada. The decision clears up […]

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ChangeMaker: An Aboriginal Using Sports to Heal Her Traumatic Past – Huffington Post Canada

Posted: 04/22/2013 It was the summer of 1990, and the Oka Crisis was drawing to a close. Quebec Mohawks were protesting plans by the community of Oka to build a golf course on traditional Mohawk burial grounds. The standoff escalated, drawing in the Quebec Provincial Police, and then the Canadian military. During one final, bloody […]

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Letter urges State Department to examine pipeline safety and spill response planning, effect on Canadian aboriginal communities – Montreal Gazette

EPA denounces Keystone XL pipeline review by State Department APRIL 23, 2013 WASHINGTON — The powerful U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has once again rebuked the State Department over its positive environmental assessment of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. In a lengthy, highly technical letter sent Monday to the top State Department officials overseeing the pipeline […]

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Watchdog group protests lag in Qalipu applications – CBC.ca

Members anxious that membership rules may change in Mi’kmaq organization CBC News Posted: Apr 23, 2013 People with aboriginal ancestry seeking status under the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation beat drums outside the band council’s office in Corner Brook on Monday to voice concerns about the slow processing of applications. The recently formed Qalipu Watchdogs group […]

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Choice of Favel reason for hope – Star Phoenix

APRIL 23, 2013 The position may be purely ceremonial, but the University of Saskatchewan’s decision to appoint Blaine Favel as the institution’s new chancellor indicates just how far this province has travelled in the past two decades. Mr. Favel long has demonstrated the best qualities one would expect of a graduate from Saskatchewan’s largest university. […]

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Tories’ Aboriginal strategies ‘totally inadequate,’ Hughes says – SooToday.com

Band-aid solutions won’t change much for Aboriginal communities  fighting prescription drug abuse Tuesday, April 23, 2013 OTTAWA – The government’s solutions for the Neskantaga First Nation are temporary and insufficient, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, MP, Carol Hughes.  Neskantaga declared a state of emergency last week to draw attention to suicide in the community which lost two […]

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Crucial Resources and Care Provided for Native People in Ontario – What’s On Thorold

Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative   April 23, 2013. A proverb reads, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”  It seems as though the people who are the backbone of The Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (SOADI), have this proverb in mind, as they strive to ensure […]

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Yale treaty signed over Sto:lo concerns about the Fraser Canyon – Chilliwack Progress

April 22, 2013 The Yale Treaty final agreement was quietly inked on April 13, becoming the third tripartite agreement to come out of the B.C. treaty process. The final agreement means Yale First Nation will own about 1,966 hectares of treaty lands, including 217 hectares of its former Indian reserves and 1,749 hectares of provincial […]

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Yukon judge mulls White River First Nation mining dispute – CBC.ca

First Nation says Tarsis Resources’ plans will disrupt a threatened caribou herd CBC News Posted: Apr 22, 2013 A Yukon Supreme Court judge will consider a First Nation’s dispute over a mining claim in its traditional territory. The White River First Nation says a mining company’s drilling plans will disrupt the threatened Chisana caribou herd […]

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Hearing aims to settle dispute between Dover oil sands venture, First Nations community – Globe and Mail

Last updated Monday, Apr. 22 2013, 5:59 PM EDT Regulatory hearings for a joint oil sands venture between Athabasca Oil Corp. and PetroChina Co. Ltd. begin this week after a nearby First Nations community raised objections to the project, saying one of the last remaining bits of relative wilderness in the area could be affected. […]

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KI First Nation youth invite celebrities to visit – CBC.ca

25 Canadians to be invited to experience living conditions on remote First Nation territory CBC News Posted: Apr 22, 2013 Young people in Kitchenuhmaykoosib want other Canadians to experience life in their community, so they’re inviting 25 people to live in the First Nation for one week in June. Chief Donny Morris said it’s a […]

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Reconciliation commission examines dark chapter involving native children – CTV

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Junos showcase aboriginal talent – CTV

April 20, 2013 On Saturday, a special Junos even showcased the best of Canada’s aboriginal talent. There are five nominees for Aboriginal Album of the year, and the event of Saturday was one of gratitude. Two-time Juno nominated artist Donny Paranteau said he’s happy to see his province host the national event, and he’s hoping […]

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23 million: A snapshot of Australia – SBS

23 APR 2013 As Australia’s population ticks over to 23 million people, we take a look at what is the make-up of the Australia he or she will be joining. Sometime tonight Australia’s population will tick over to 23 million people. It’s a milestone, but what is the make-up of the Australia he or she […]

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Indigenous elders welcome move to preserve key NSW wetlands – SBS

23 APR 2013 Aboriginal elders in northern New South Wales have thrown their support behind the transformation of a former cattle station into a wildlife reserve. Seasonal wetlands that border Naree station are a mecca for water birds and other wildlife, and they’ve recently been purchased by environmentalists.  Bush Heritage Australia Naree is a 14,000 […]

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Aboriginal Diggers ‘couldn’t even get a beer in a pub’ – Illawarra Mercury

April 22, 2013, 10 p.m. Thursday is one of the days on the Australian calendar that is more sacred than many religious holidays. Even McDonald’s closes its doors until after 11am to honour the men and women who served and are still serving Australia in theatres of war. The steps of the Australian War Memorial […]

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Clontarf site gifted to indigenous group – The West Australian

April 23, 2013 The historic Clontarf site was yesterday transferred officially to Aboriginal ownership as a $26 million gift from the Christian Brothers in a deal the Vatican had to approve. The Waterford property was handed to the Indigenous Land Corporation after more than a decade of negotiations. Clontarf Aboriginal College opened as a boys’ […]

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EDITORIAL: Improve children’s health, no matter where they are born – TheChronicleHerald.ca

April 21, 2013 – 9:32pm When 60 per cent of the world’s rich countries get a better ranking than Canada on the well-being of children, something is seriously wrong. A recent UNICEF report on the well-being of children in 29 rich countries puts Canada just below the middle of the pack. The study doesn’t trace […]

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Margaret Labillois remembered as a ‘quiet leader,’ LG says – CBC.ca

Lt. Gov. Graydon Nicholas says Labillois was an inspiration to First Nations people CBC News Posted: Apr 22, 2013 Lt. Gov. Graydon Nicholas is remembering Margaret Labillois, the first women to be elected chief of a New Brunswick First Nation, as a “quiet leader” and an inspiration to many people in the province. Labillois of […]

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Blaine Favel confirmed as new U of S chancellor – USask.ca

By OCNApril 20, 2013 Blaine Favel, president and CEO of Calgary-based One Earth Oil and Gas Inc. and an influential First Nations leader in the province and the country, has been appointed chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan (U of S). Favel, who will be the 14th person to hold the position of chancellor, will […]

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Star obtains documents outlining federal objectives for meeting with aboriginal leaders – Toronto Star

Aboriginal Affairs briefing memos reveal stark contrast between how Ottawa and Assembly of First Nations approached issues in January meeting. Apr 22 2013 OTTAWA—The Conservative government went into its January meeting with aboriginal leaders against the backdrop of the Idle No More movement planning to focus on how the treaty relationship affects economic development, according […]

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Devolution a nation-building project for Canada – Nunatsiaq News

”Governance and capacity issues facing the Government of Nunavut are a significant impediment” April 22, 2013 SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS CHRISTOPHER ALCANTARA Last month, the federal government announced that it had signed an historic devolution deal with the Northwest Territories government. Under this agreement, the federal government will transfer its jurisdiction and administrative responsibilities over […]

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Many stresses on moose in Manitoba – Winnipeg Free Press

By: Staff Writer IT’S no longer the land “where still the mighty moose wanders at will.” There’s tremendous hunting pressure on the moose population. In addition to aboriginal hunting rights, courts granted Métis the same hunting rights last fall. Logging roads, especially in the cutting area of former paper mill Tembec, have increased hunter access […]

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Delayed China trade deal reflects Tory dissent, NDP says – CBC.ca

Tory backbenchers troubled by Canada-China trade deal, NDP critic says CBC News Posted: Apr 22, 2013 A delay in the federal government’s adoption of a controversial investment treaty with China has energized the Opposition New Democrats, who are opposed to the deal and would like to see it stopped. MPs will be voting on an […]

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Sex trafficking grows – The Chronicle Journal

April 22, 2013 The province’s sex trade is alive and well, continuing to ensnare young women and underage girls and force them into a life of misery perpetuated by short-sighted male customers, an awareness group warns. “The problem of sex trafficking continues to grow in Ontario, and happens in virtually every community,” the London-Ont., Men […]

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City seeks labour study into shortage of educators – London Free Press

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: The province will cover the $73,000 cost of the study with the city to contribute staff time April 22, 2013 Despite Ontario’s focus on early childhood education — being rolled out to every public school in the province — London’s childcare sector is suffering an acute labour shortage, city staff say. To […]

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Boys who witnessed abuse testify at Phoenix Sinclair inquiry – CBC.ca

Apr 22, 2013 A disturbing day of testimony lies ahead at the Phoenix Sinclair inquiry in Winnipeg. Karl McKay’s two sons are slated to take the stand. Both boys witnessed their father torture five-year-old Phoenix and one of the boys witnessed Mckay murder her. McKay and his girlfriend Samantha Kematch — Phoenix’s biological mother — […]

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Sachigo Lake Walkers Arrive – Net Newsledger

21 April 2013 THUNDER BAY – The Sachigo Lake Walkers have arrived in Thunder Bay. The youth have walked 1000 kilometres to Thunder Bay from Sachigo Lake First Nation. The youth are seeking to raise money and awareness for the Dennis Franklin Cromarty Student Living Centre.  The Dennis Franklin Cromarty Student Living Centre was announced […]

by aanationtalk on April 22, 2013504 Views

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Aboriginal chancellor Blaine Favel sets priorities for Saskatchewan university post – Globe and Mail

Last updated Sunday, Apr. 21 2013, 10:54 PM EDT Blaine Favel, the president of One Earth Oil and Gas and a former chief of the Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, has been appointed chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan. The decision was made Saturday morning by the university’s senate. Mr. Favel is an alumnus who […]

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