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New Dialysis Unit for Six Nations – Hamilton Spectator

New Dialysis Unit for Six Nations

Hamilton Spectator
OHSWEKEN (Jun 1, 2010)

A new dialysis unit that officially opens on Six Nations reserve today has put an end to long commutes for people in treatment.

The clinic is a dream come true for people on the reserve where diabetes is a major problem and where people have been driving one hour or more to get to dialysis clinics in Stoney Creek, Hamilton and Brantford.

http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/779399

by NationTalk on June 1, 2010987 Views

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes … and Nose – The Gazette

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes … and Nose

Blazes up North; Fire department blitzed with calls about the smell

By ANNE SUTHERLAND, The Gazette June 1, 2010

Did you wake up in the middle of the night Sunday with your nostrils twitching with the smell of smoke? Did you grab a flashlight and check the fuse-box and other possible hotspots? Did you curse the neighbour who smokes on the balcony for possibly starting a fire right outside your window?

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Smoke+gets+your+eyes+nose/3094988/story.html#ixzz0pcYHFp00

by NationTalk on June 1, 2010520 Views

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Focus on struggling minority students, report recommends – parentcentral.ca

Focus on struggling minority students, report recommends

May 31, 2010
Kristin Rushowy and Louise Brown

A groundbreaking report calls on Toronto schools to help their struggling visible minority students, making the achievement gap between children of different backgrounds a priority at Canada’s most diverse school board.

http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/education/schoolsandresources/article/817142–focus-on-struggling-minority-students-report-recommends

by NationTalk on June 1, 2010696 Views

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A helping hand, far from home, in a time of need – Toronto Star

A helping hand, far from home, in a time of needDistance, stigma mean some Aboriginal women feel they do not have a choice

Published On Mon May 31 2010
Joanna Smith
Ottawa Bureau

The narrow staircase leading down to the basement has fewer than a dozen steps but getting to the bottom can be a difficult task.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/816682–a-helping-hand-far-from-home-in-a-time-of-need

by NationTalk on June 1, 2010665 Views

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Panel to tackle youth crime – Winnipeg Free Press

Panel to tackle youth crime
Hiking grad rate to be top focus

By: Bruce Owen
31/05/2010

Without much fanfare and no political grandstanding, the Selinger government has launched what’s intended to be one of the biggest social projects to reduce gang crime in Manitoba.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/panel-to-tackle-youth-crime-95246014.html

by NationTalk on June 1, 2010713 Views

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Investigation continues into fatal float plane crash; toxicology, autopsy … – Vancouver Sun

Investigation continues into fatal float plane crash; toxicology, autopsy results could take months

By Louise Dickson and Sarah Petrescu, Canwest News Service May 31, 2010

TOFINO – Autopsies and toxiciology examiniations will be done on the pilot and the three passengers who died in the weekend float plane crash off Vancouver Island’s west coast, but it could be weeks, even months, before the results are known.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Investigation+continues+into+fatal+float+plane+crash+toxicology+autopsy+results+could+take+months/3093785/story.html#ixzz0pZfsVBKR

by NationTalk on June 1, 2010572 Views

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BC oil leak could spur clean-up protocol change – CBC.ca

B.C. oil leak could spur clean-up protocol change

Last Updated: Friday, May 28, 2010

B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell says he’s not opposed to changing the protocols specifying how the public should be notified about environmental incidents.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/05/28/bc-chevron-refinery-leak-squamish-nation.html#ixzz0pI4egkhv

by NationTalk on May 29, 2010802 Views

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More than 1300 people evacuated ahead of forest fires in Quebec – Toronto Star

More than 1,300 people evacuated ahead of forest fires in Quebec

Published On Fri May 28 2010

MONTREAL – A warm winter, hot and dry conditions this spring and fierce midweek storms have conspired to wreak havoc on the forests of Quebec.

At least 56 fires are burning in the province and 11 are out of control.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/816139–more-than-1-300-people-evacuated-ahead-of-forest-fires-in-quebec

by NationTalk on May 29, 2010677 Views

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Power out in northern Sask. – CBC.ca

Power out in northern Sask.

Last Updated: Friday, May 28, 2010

People who live around Wollaston Lake, in Saskatchewan’s north, will be without electricity for a few days, SaskPower says.

It is not known how it happened, but officials say four power poles that provide electrical service to the area have come down.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2010/05/28/sk-wollaston-lake-power-10528.html#ixzz0pI3xcSCV

by NationTalk on May 29, 2010794 Views

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BC government hit with lawsuit after rejecting independent power project – Vancouver Sun

BC government hit with lawsuit after rejecting independent power project

By SCOTT SIMPSON, Vancouver Sun May 28, 2010

VANCOUVER — Proponents of a stalled $2.5 billion independent power project on the central British Columbia coast are suing the province in hopes of getting their 600 megawatt hydro development back on track.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/government+with+lawsuit+after+rejecting+independent+power+project/3083138/story.html#ixzz0pI3cFBsE

by NationTalk on May 29, 2010753 Views

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First Nation gaming centre looks like a go – Times and Transcript

First Nation gaming centre looks like a go

Miramichi council approves option to purchase agreement on land; two councillors oppose development

Published Friday May 28th, 2010

MIRAMICHI – It looks like it’s all systems go for a proposed gaming centre on the Miramichi waterfront.

In February, Metepenagiag (Red Bank) First Nation announced its intentions to construct a $4-million multipurpose gaming facility on a plot of land located at the intersection of Douglastown Boulevard and King George Highway in the heart of the city’s high-traffic retail district.

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/news/article/1071331

by NationTalk on May 29, 20101071 Views

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Nolan says racism kept him from jobs – Edmonton Journal

Nolan says racism kept him from jobs

Canwest News Service May 28, 2010

Ted Nolan hasn’t landed an NHL job in two seasons.

And the 52-year-old, who was born on the Garden River Ojibwa First Nation Reserve outside of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., believes his lack of NHL job opportunities is the result of racism, especially after he parted ways with the Buffalo Sabres in 1997.

Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/Nolan+says+racism+kept+from+jobs/3080310/story.html#ixzz0pI1nYfc8

by NationTalk on May 29, 2010608 Views

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Sweat lodge opens at CFB Edmonton – CBC.ca

Sweat lodge opens at CFB Edmonton

Last Updated: Friday, May 28, 2010

A permanent sweat lodge at CFB Edmonton is the first of its kind at a Canadian military base.

The lodge, which opened Friday, was built by local aboriginal elders, the military and the RCMP.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2010/05/28/edmonton-cfb-military-sweat-lodge.html#ixzz0pI1LvFb0

by NationTalk on May 29, 20101100 Views

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General praises aboriginal youth – Edmonton Sun

General praises aboriginal youth

By LINDA HOANG, Edmonton Sun
Last Updated: May 28, 2010

Canada’s top soldier, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Walt Natynczyk, praised aboriginal youth involved in the Canadian Forces at the closing ceremonies of Aboriginal Awareness Week at the Edmonton Garrison Friday.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/edmonton/2010/05/28/14180051.html

by NationTalk on May 29, 2010715 Views

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Raging forest fires continue to wreak havoc across Quebec – CTV.ca

Raging forest fires continue to wreak havoc across Quebec

Updated: Fri May. 28 2010
ctvmontreal.ca

About 60 forest fires continue to burn in central and northern Quebec, and more than a dozen are considered out of control.

http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100528/mtl_forest_fires_100528/20100528/?hub=MontrealHome

by NationTalk on May 29, 2010669 Views

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New health strategy in Saskatoon includes hiring more aboriginals – Canoe

New health strategy in Saskatoon includes hiring more aboriginals

Provided by: Canadian Press
May. 28, 2010

SASKATOON – A new aboriginal health strategy has been announced in Saskatoon that could include recruiting more aboriginal employees and developing an anti-racism strategy.

http://chealth.canoe.ca/channel_health_news_details.asp?news_id=30958&news_channel_id=131&channel_id=131

by NationTalk on May 29, 2010923 Views

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Ahousaht First Nations under fire in two protests in one week – wildernesscommittee.org

Ahousaht First Nations under fire in two protests in one week

Thursday, May 27, 2010
Westerly News

In two separate protests last week, it seems environmentalists and the Ahousaht First Nation have different ideas about aquaculture and mining in Clayoquot Sound.

http://wildernesscommittee.org/news/ahousaht_first_nations_under_fire_two_protests_one_week

by NationTalk on May 28, 2010648 Views

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Seminar brings together pieces of Arctic geopolitical puzzle – Express News

Seminar brings together pieces of Arctic geopolitical puzzle

By Jamie Hanlon May 26, 2010

(Edmonton) A prize because of its untapped resources and a concern due to climate change, the Arctic is a key piece of an international puzzle.

http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/en/NewsArticles/2010/05/SeminarbringstogetherpiecesofArcticgeopoliticalpuzzle.aspx

by NationTalk on May 28, 2010477 Views

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Concern for polar bears heightened by math – Express News

Concern for polar bears heightened by math

By Brian Murphy May 26, 2010

(Edmonton) Ongoing concerns about the plight of polar bears becoming victims of climate change are now heightened with the release of a paper that has three University of Alberta researchers among its authors. Peter Molnar, of the U of A’s Centre for Mathematical Biology, and university professors Andrew Derocher and Mark Lewis, used mathematical modeling to show polar bear populations could plummet if ice-free periods in the Arctic continue to increase.

http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/en/NewsArticles/2010/05/Concernforpolarbearsheightenedbymath.aspx

by NationTalk on May 28, 2010465 Views

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Gov’t stonewalling on child welfare case – The StarPhoenix

Gov’t stonewalling on child welfare case

By Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix May 28, 2010

A three-year battle is playing itself out in Ottawa and it’s a classic David and Goliath story.

The David — or Davids in this case — are various aboriginal groups who have lodged a human rights complaint against the federal government, cast in the role as Goliath.

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/stonewalling+child+welfare+case/3081297/story.html#ixzz0pExSfBBI

by NationTalk on May 28, 2010529 Views

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Obama puts Arctic drilling on hold – barentsobserver.com

Obama puts Arctic drilling on hold

2010-05-27

President Obama will suspend all applications for offshore oil drilling in the Arctic following the huge spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

http://www.barentsobserver.com/obama-puts-arctic-drilling-on-hold.4787341-116321.html

by NationTalk on May 28, 2010606 Views

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Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge Should Matter to Mining Industry – by Juan Carlos Reyes

Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge Should Matter to Mining Industry – by Juan Carlos Reyes

Canada needs to do more to protect the traditional lands that hold important cultural value for Aboriginal people. The potentially negative natural, social and economic impacts of any proposed project on areas surrounding traditional lands are usually only analyzed at the Environmental Assessment (EA) stage. Moreover, in most cases, EAs never go far enough in addressing permanent impacts on Aboriginal societies and traditional knowledge. Consequently, development is often permitted in areas far too sensitive to handle it, creating a negative view of specific projects and the industry as a whole.

http://www.republicofmining.com/2010/05/25/aboriginal-traditional-knowledge-should-matter-to-mining-industry-%e2%80%93-by-juan-carlos-reyes/

by NationTalk on May 27, 20101007 Views

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Forest Fires Blaze Out of Control, Wemotaci Evacuated – The Gazette

Forest fires blaze out of control, Wemotaci evacuated

The Gazette May 27, 2010

MONTREAL – At least 15 forest fires are burning out of control Thursday in Quebec, the majority in the Mauricie and Abitibi regions.

A total of 47 fires have been reported across the province as of noon Thursday, says the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (Sopfeu). The strong winds and lightening storms that swept through Wednesday only exacerbated the problem, the Quebec forest-fire prevention agency said.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Forest+fires+blaze+control+Wemotaci+evacuated/3077170/story.html#ixzz0p9tDDXqR

by NationTalk on May 27, 2010619 Views

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Beyond Law and Order – Vancouver Sun

Beyond law and order

Constable Rick Lavallee shows Vancouver’s aboriginal youth the positive face of policing

By Kim Pemberton, Vancouver Sun May 27, 2010

Even out of his police uniform, casually dressed in shorts and a black T-shirt, Const. Rick Lavallee is an imposing man as he walks through the doors of the Broadway Youth Resource Centre.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Beyond+order/3076945/story.html#ixzz0p9QlY3JT

by NationTalk on May 27, 2010727 Views

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Inuit Call for ‘Time-Out’ on Arctic Oil Drilling – News Services

Inuit call for ‘time-out’ on Arctic oil drilling

News Services May 27, 2010

Canada’s northern peoples called for a moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic until safeguards are in place to avoid a spill like the one in the Gulf of Mexico.

http://www.canada.com/Inuit+call+time+Arctic+drilling/3077245/story.html

by NationTalk on May 27, 2010547 Views

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Band Weighs Impact of Ship Dock – The Daily News

Band weighs impact of ship dock

Environmental consultant hired by Snuneymuxw finds potential pitfalls of project

By Robert Barron, The Daily News May 27, 2010

The potential environmental effects to the already heavily damaged Nanaimo River Estuary caused by the new cruise ship dock downtown were highlighted at a public meeting hosted by the Snuneymuxw First Nation on Wednesday.

http://www.canada.com/Band+weighs+impact+ship+dock/3077197/story.html

by NationTalk on May 27, 2010537 Views

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Robbed of Their Language and Pride – Winnipeg Free Press

Robbed of their language and pride

By: Kevin Rollason
27/05/2010

DENNIS White Bird has been chief of the Rolling River First Nation and grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.

But long before that, White Bird was one of thousands of aboriginal children who went to a residential school.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/robbed-of-their-language-and-pride-94999764.html

by NationTalk on May 27, 2010526 Views

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Amnesty International Criticizes Canada’s Treatment of Aboriginals – The Canadian Press

Amnesty International criticizes Canada’s treatment of aboriginals

By: The Canadian Press
27/05/2010

TORONTO – Amnesty International’s annual report sharply criticizes Canada in a number of areas, including aboriginal rights and the use of security certificates to detain terror suspects.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/amnesty-international-criticizes-canadas-treatment-of-aboriginals-94996199.html

by NationTalk on May 27, 2010536 Views

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Seismic Testing in Proposed Arctic Marine Sanctuary Draws Fire – Canwest News Service

Seismic testing in proposed Arctic marine sanctuary draws fire

By Randy Boswell, Canwest News Service May 27, 2010

A Nunavut review agency has approved controversial federal plans to use seismic testing in a proposed Arctic marine sanctuary to probe for possible offshore oil and gas deposits this summer.

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Seismic+testing+proposed+Arctic+marine+sanctuary+draws+fire/3077411/story.html#ixzz0p9NKkpDA

by NationTalk on May 27, 2010540 Views

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Natives vow ‘whatever it takes’ to stop projects – Globe and Mail

Natives vow ‘whatever it takes’ to stop projects
Alarmed by proposed resource projects in B.C., band leaders say they’ll stand firm against those they feel threaten their communities

Mark Hume and Justine Hunter
Globe and Mail Update
Last updated on Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010

Major resource projects in British Columbia suffered a double blow Tuesday as one native band used the courts to block a proposed coal mine, while other bands formed a broad coalition to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline and the oil-tanker traffic it would generate.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/natives-vow-whatever-it-takes-to-stop-projects/article1509907/#

by NationTalk on May 27, 2010500 Views

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Toll booth drawing outside support – Fort Frances Times

Toll booth drawing outside support

Wednesday, 26 May 2010
By Peggy Revell, Staff writer

The toll booth initiative undertaken by Couchiching First Nation is drawing support from beyond its immediate community, including a visit from Grand Council Treaty #3 Ogichidaakwe Diane Kelly yesterday.

http://fftimes.com/node/233793

by NationTalk on May 26, 20101169 Views

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First Nations water bill tabled – CBC.ca

First Nations water bill tabled

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The federal government has introduced a bill to regulate drinking water on First Nations reserves.

This proposed legislation, tabled in the Senate by Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl, follows from the recommendations made by the auditor general’s office, the expert panel on safe drinking water for First Nations and the standing Senate committee on aboriginal peoples.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/05/26/first-nations-water-bill-tories.html#ixzz0p4e8jVhY

by NationTalk on May 26, 2010854 Views

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Three vie for St. Mary’s chief post – CBC.ca

Three vie for St. Mary’s chief post

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Barb Brown, Candice Paul and Troy Paul are running for chief of the St. Mary’s First Nation in Fredericton.

Band elections will be held June 15. Elections are held every two years.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/05/26/nb-first-nation-election.html#ixzz0p4dvRWBm

by NationTalk on May 26, 2010914 Views

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Tradition inspires Snuneymuxw builder – Canada.com

Tradition inspires Snuneymuxw builder

Qualicum Beach man designs caskets with culture in mind

By Dustin Walker, The Daily News May 26, 2010

A Qualicum Beach man hopes the caskets he builds will help preserve some of the ancient burial rites of the Salish people.

Tom Simpson said he and his family searched unsuccessfully for a casket that would symbolize his mother’s coastal First Nations heritage. After a stroke forced the accountant to retire early, he moved to the Qualicum First Nation and began Cedar Creek Caskets out of his home, where he builds coffins designed to be “a contemporary rendition of time-honoured traditions.”

http://www.canada.com/Tradition+inspires+Snuneymuxw+builder/3072524/story.html

by NationTalk on May 26, 2010908 Views

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Partnership with First Nation’s key – Houston Today

Partnership with First Nation’s key

Published: May 26, 2010

There are many aspects to relationship building between local governments and First Nation communities, delegates heard last Friday.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/houston-today/news/94843994.html

by NationTalk on May 26, 2010662 Views

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Celebrity chef helps launch new menu – Times and Transcript

Celebrity chef helps launch new menu

Chef David Wolfman has rolled out an ‘aboriginal fusion’ menu at Metepenagiag Outdoor Adventure Lodge

BY KRIS MCDAVID
Times & Transcript Staff
Published Wednesday May 26th, 2010

METEPENAGIAG – In the world of aboriginal cuisine, Chef David Wolfman is every bit a celebrity chef as a Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey, or Bobby Flay.

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/newstoday/article/1067809

by NationTalk on May 26, 2010645 Views

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US organization calls for new approach to diabetes – Canoe

U.S. organization calls for new approach to diabetes

Written by: Michael Purvis, QMI Agency
May. 26, 2010

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. -­ Kris Swenson wants healthcare professionals to stop telling diabetics what to do.

“It’s new to the world, in that most health-care professionals thought ‹ not scientifically, but just thought – that their job was to tell people to not eat sugar, don’t eat potatoes, if it tastes good spit it out, that kind of approach,” said Swenson, an educator at the Arizona-based Diabetes Management and Training Centres.

http://chealth.canoe.ca/channel_health_news_details.asp?news_id=30934&news_channel_id=143&channel_id=143

by NationTalk on May 26, 2010807 Views

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Tory bill aims to regulate drinking water in First Nations communities – Toronto Star

Tory bill aims to regulate drinking water in First Nations communities

OTTAWA—Drinking water in First Nations communities would be brought to the same standard as water off reserves under a bill introduced by the Conservative government.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/814712–tory-bill-aims-to-regulate-drinking-water-in-first-nations-communities

by NationTalk on May 26, 2010628 Views

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Watchdog faults Ottawa’s handling of illegal cigarettes – Globe and Mail

Watchdog faults Ottawa’s handling of illegal cigarettes

Gloria Galloway
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A coalition of groups representing retailers, tobacco companies, border security agents, tax opponents and police says the federal government has turned a blind eye to the problem of illegal cigarettes.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/watchdog-faults-ottawas-handling-of-illegal-cigarettes/article1581791/

by NationTalk on May 26, 2010659 Views

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Rod Bruinooge has a message for diabetes – National Post

Rod Bruinooge has a message for diabetes

National Post

Western populations are getting older and fatter. When you get old and fat, you get elevated blood sugar which, if unchecked, leads to diabetes. Diabetes is a terrible disease, and a costly one to treat.

Read more: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/05/26/rod-bruinooge-has-a-message-for-diabetes/#ixzz0p4bckTuD

by NationTalk on May 26, 2010760 Views

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Base moves to native rhythm – Edmonton Journal

Base moves to native rhythm
CFB Edmonton celebrates aboriginal culture within forces with special week

By Mariam Ibrahim, Edmonton Journal May 26, 2010

EDMONTON – A few years ago, Brittany Nepoose-Rich wouldn’t have believed she would get the chance to travel outside her hometown of Hobbema, let alone Canada.

Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Base+moves+native+rhythm/3071538/story.html#ixzz0p4b4gdCJ

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Shedding light on Aboriginal culture – Ottawa Citizen

Shedding light on Aboriginal culture
Carleton researcher honoured for innovative database that tracks lost artifacts

By Sneh Duggal, The Ottawa Citizen May 26, 2010

When art historian Ruth Phillips walked through the Aboriginal collections at the British Museum in London more than two years ago, she was in for a surprise.

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Shedding+light+Aboriginal+culture/3071056/story.html#ixzz0p4aibsPJ

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Science Matters: Canada’s aboriginal people are the key to boreal agreement’s … – Winnipeg Free Press

Science Matters: Canada’s aboriginal people are the key to boreal agreement’s success

By: David Suzuki with Faisal Moola, David Suzuki Foundation
26/05/2010

Environmental groups, including the David Suzuki Foundation, surprised many people recently by joining with the logging industry to unveil the largest forest conservation agreement in history. The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement covers more than 72 million hectares of northern wilderness stretching from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/life/sci_tech/science-matters-canadas-aboriginal-people-are-the-key-to-boreal-agreements-success–94925329.html

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Band office blockaded at Birdtail Sioux – Brandon Sun

Band office blockaded at Birdtail Sioux

By: Staff Writer
25/05/2010

Birdtail Sioux First Nation residents are protesting chief Ken Chalmers’ decision not to support the Dakota’s claim against Canada.

About a dozen cars are set up as a blockade preventing entry into the band office; an event that has been a percolating for a long time, band council spokesperson Floyd Bunn told the Sun.

http://www.brandonsun.com/breaking-news/Band-office-blockaded-at-Birdtail-Sioux-94832469.html?thx=y

by NationTalk on May 25, 20101192 Views

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VIU garden honours First Nations elder – Nanaimo News Bulletin

VIU garden honours First Nations elder

Updated: May 25, 2010

Snuneymuxw First Nation elder Ellen White has a strong connection with plants.

For most of her life, White has studied the healing and medicinal properties of plants from the B.C. coast.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_central/nanaimonewsbulletin/news/94831749.html

by NationTalk on May 25, 2010652 Views

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Clock is ticking in war on TB – Daily Gleaner

Clock is ticking in war on TB

Health: Researchers turn to First Nations and Mother Nature in fight against disease

Published Tuesday May 25th, 2010
A1NICOLE VISSCHEDYK
Telegraph-Journal

In the medicinal arms war against tuberculosis, two New Brunswick researchers are developing new ammunition using traditional First Nations treatments and common plants.

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/front/article/1065878

by NationTalk on May 25, 2010530 Views

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Ontario First Nation toll subject of 700 threats of violence: police – CANOE

Ontario First Nation toll subject of threats

By The Canadian Press

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police say there have been more than 700 threats of violence found online against a First Nations community in northwestern Ontario that is charging a dollar toll on Highway 11.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2010/05/24/14064911.html

by NationTalk on May 25, 2010560 Views

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Fed-up Aboriginal Community Demanding Clean Up – The Media Co-op

Fed-up Aboriginal Community Demanding Clean Up

Members of the Pictou Landing First Nation say health problems due to polluted water plague their community

by Kaley Kennedy

When Cheryl Maloney’s son was only nine months old, a doctor told her that if she didn’t move her family out of Pictou Landing, her son’s asthma would continue to worsen and he would probably need to be treated with steroids for the rest of his life.

http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/3485

by NationTalk on May 25, 2010503 Views

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A legacy at Fraser – bclocalnews.com

A legacy at Fraser

By Gary Ahuja – Abbotsford News
Published: May 25, 2010

A falcon, a bear and a child now watch over W.A. Fraser Middle School.

They sit solemnly atop one another, welcoming students, teachers and visitors in the school’s main foyer.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/94837964.html

by NationTalk on May 25, 2010467 Views

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Celebrating aboriginal culture – standard-freeholder.com

Celebrating aboriginal culture

Posted By KATHLEEN HAY

AKWESASNE — Things were heating up in Akwesasne this past weekend when traditional culture was celebrated during a smoke dance competition.

http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2591928

by NationTalk on May 25, 2010556 Views

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