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Hunger Strikers Demand Indian Act Chiefs of Nova Scotia Withdraw from Comprehensive Land Claim Table – Halifax Media Co-op

Lives on the line as hunger strike enters sixth day March 6, 2013 MILLBROOK FIRST NATION, Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia) – Shelley Young, from Eskasoni First Nation, and Jean Sock, from Elsapogtog First Nation, have entered their sixth day of a water-only hunger strike that they vow will continue until the Indian Act chiefs of Nova […]

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Law students compete in national moot examining transferring some Aboriginal reserve land to fee simple – TRU

March 5, 2013 Four TRU Law students travelled to London, Ontario this past weekend to participate in the Kawaskimhon (“speaking with knowledge”) Aboriginal Moot at the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law. It was the nineteenth year that law students from across Canada gathered to consider a problem in Aboriginal law. The students attempted […]

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Factors influencing health care utilisation among Aboriginal cardiac patients in central Australia: a qualitative study – 7thSpace Interactive

2013-03-06 Aboriginal Australians suffer from poorer overall health compared to the general Australian population, particularly in terms of cardiovascular disease and prognosis following a cardiac event. Despite such disparities, Aboriginal Australians utilise health care services at much lower rates than the general population. Improving health care utilisation (HCU) among Aboriginal cardiac patients requires a better […]

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Indigenous cultural fears aired for Wedge Is – ABC Online

07/03/2013 The South-West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council says traditional owners fear the cultural integrity of Wedge Island is being destroyed. Significant damage was caused during a ‘rave’ party at Wedge Island on New Year’s Eve. And Corrective Services Minister Murray Cowper is being investigated for allegedly illegally clearing sand and vegetation beside a holiday […]

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Japanese and Aboriginal traditions blend in printmaking workshops – ABC Local

7 March, 2013 Aboriginal designs and traditional stories are being translated into a new medium, using Japanese wood block printmaking techniques From the forested slopes of Japan’s Mount Fuji in Winter to a remote outback community in the Build Up time, artist Jacqueline Gribbin has certainly had some diversity in her artistic, working life. She’s […]

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Elder questions housing facility benefit – ABC Message Stick

March 07, 2013 There is doubt about the benefits of a transitional housing facility for Aboriginal people in Coober Pedy. Earlier this week, the South Australian Government announced the construction of the $3.4 million facility would be brought forward to stimulate the building industry. Brian Butler is an elder with long experience in housing and […]

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Nunavut government welcomes UN food envoy’s report – Nunatsiaq News

“We understand the seriousness of this issue” March 06, 2013 The Government of Nunavut says a recent report from Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on the right to food, contains “strong recommendations.” The report was presented March 4 to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. In its official response Canada’s federal […]

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Laurier student uncovers Canadian female aboriginal leaders – Waterloo Record

Mar 06 2013 BRANTFORD — When Wilfrid Laurier University student Sally Simpson began creating a collage of indigenous female leaders, she was surprised that her biggest challenge wasn’t the artwork. Looking for a list of indigenous women who were the “firsts” in their profession, trade or of cultural significance, Simpson discovered that a list didn’t […]

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Nunavut review board, planning commission bill moves to Senate – Nunatsiaq News

New legislation intended to streamline environmental assessment in Nunavut March 06, 2013 A bill that sets out rules and procedures for the Nunavut Impact Review Board and the Nunavut Planning Commission is on its way to the Senate, after MPs in the House of Commons passed the bill on March 4. The bill, marketed as […]

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BC judge worked to bridge cultural gap – Vancouver Sun

Alfred Scow opened the way through the legal profession for those of aboriginal descent Vancouver Sun March 6, 2013 Retired provincial court judge Alfred Scow, who died Feb. 26 aged 86, was a “trailblazer” who led a lifetime of firsts. Scow, of the Kwicksutaineuk-ah-kwamish First Nation on Vancouver Island, was the first person of aboriginal […]

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Aboriginal languages front and centre in March – HQ Yellowknife

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Yellowknife, NWT – March means it is time to celebrate aboriginal languages month once again. Its purpose is to raise awareness and celebrate the importance of keeping aboriginal languages alive. Executive Director of NWT Literacy Council Helen Balanoff says the monthis a great way for youth to discover their native tongues.   […]

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First Nation band hosts information meetings – North Bay Nugget

March 5, 2013 MATTAWA – Algonquin Chief Dave Joanisse is laying it all on the table. “I’m trying to be as honest as possible,” said the chief of the Antoine First Nation in Mattawa. “We’re the First Nation group who has picked a lot of the land around Trout Lake (in the Algonquin land claim). We picked […]

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North Slave Métis fight feds over devolution – CBC.ca

Group launches judicial review application accusing feds of not consulting with them CBC News Posted: Mar 5, 2013 The North Slave Métis Alliance is taking the federal government to court over its lack of inclusion in the Northwest Territories’ devolution agreement-in-principle. The North Slave Métis have launched a judicial review application against Canada, accusing the […]

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Culture thrives at Aboriginal Awareness Day – Fort McMurray Today

March 5, 2013 Marie Adam greets guests at Keyano College’s Aboriginal Awareness Day by rolling her tongue to the back of her throat, pursing her lips and replying, in her native Dene language, Edlanét’e: How are you? “It’s one of the hardest languages for an outsider to learn,” said the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation elder. […]

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Fort William prepares for mining boom – Wawatay News

March 5, 2013 Rick Garrick – Wawatay News Fort William First Nation is looking to prepare community members for the expected northern Ontario mining boom by hosting a mining conference from March 25-26. “We want to get our community members, as many as we can, involved with the mining sector,” said Michael Pelletier, Fort William’s […]

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Students continue protest over law course changes – CBC.ca

Lakehead University students in Thunder Bay keep vigil outside office of president CBC News Posted: Mar 5, 2013 A Lakehead University student says he’s willing to take a hit to his grades to keep a protest going against changes to a first-year aboriginal issues class at the new law school. Sebastian Murdoch-Gibson is one of […]

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Nunavut MLA: Kitikmeot residents worried about medevacs – Nunatsiaq News

“There are always two sides to a story,” minister responds March 05, 2013 People in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region are concerned about the quality of emergency medevac services they’re receiving, as a result of stories in the media, says Nattilik MLA Jeanne Ugyuk. Those concerns prompted her to stand up March 4 in the Nunavut legislature […]

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Narratives share the indigenous story – Sydney Morning Herald

March 7, 2013 For a television show to clock up 10 years on air is no mean feat. For an indigenous current affairs program plagued by budget cuts, network management shuffles and a prevailing misconception that viewers aren’t all that interested, a decade on air is cause for celebration. As SBS’s Living Black celebrates its milestone with […]

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Workshop to help foster Indigenous entrepreneurs – ABC Message Stick

March 06, 2013 Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is encouraging Aboriginal people in central Australia with business ideas to attend a workshop in Alice Springs tomorrow. The workshop is the first in a series to help participants determine if their ideas are viable and understand the risks involved in going into business. It is part of […]

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Union may tell police to flee Aboriginal communities amid racial tension – Courier Mail

March 07, 2013 POLICE may be told to get out of two Aboriginal communities for their own safety as racial tension and riots threaten to ignite. Doomadgee police station has been pelted with rocks and doors smashed in retaliation to a crackdown by riot squad police. The crackdown occurred after a female officer allegedly had […]

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Support aired for move to constitutional Indigenous recognition – ABC Local

Mar 6, 2013 Members of the South Australian Aboriginal community have welcomed progress in formally recognising Aboriginal people in the State Constitution. Yesterday, the South Australian House of Assembly passed a bill to amend the constitution. If the bill passes in the Legislative Council, it will include recognition of Aboriginal people as the state’s first […]

by aanationtalk on March 6, 2013336 Views

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Mining modern truths – The Age

Marcia Langton is being vilified for tackling Aboriginal stereotypes. March 7, 2013 Marcia Langton’s contentious Boyer lectures, described as the most shameful episode in ABC history, appear to have infuriated the unreconstructed few standing to the left of Fidel Castro. There may not be too many of them, but they have created enough din to […]

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Nunavut MLAs throw another roadblock in front of child, youth advocate – Nunatsiaq News

Speaker Hunter Tootoo casts tie-breaker to defeat government March 05, 2013 Puzzled and frustrated, Premier Eva Aariak walked out of the Nunavut legislature March 4 after suffering a defeat that will see people in the territory wait even longer to see an independent child and youth advocate created for Nunavut. Late in the afternoon, most […]

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Tories tag $612.4M for policing on reserves – Winnipeg Free Press

By: Mia Rabson OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Vic Toews committed $612.4 million over five years Monday to renew the First Nations Policing Program. It is not clear yet which Manitoba communities will benefit or what that benefit will be. Toews made the announcement during question period Monday after more than a week of questions […]

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Aboriginal mining training program provides skill, confidence – Northern Ontario Business

3/5/2013 An Aboriginal training program in northwestern Ontario is making strides to address a looming labour shortfall in the mining industry. Optimism is peaking in the region that there will be a cluster of major mining camps developing over the next 10 years, but in the Thunder Bay area alone, the mining industry will require […]

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First Nations chiefs expect their peoples to mobilize – Sault This Week

March 5, 2013 SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO – When it comes to protection of the environment, “It is First Nations people who are shaking the tree,” Chief Lyle Sayers of Garden River First Nation said during an exclusive interview with Sault This Week around the Idle No More movement. Sayers was reacting to changes made to environmental […]

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De Schutter doesn’t understand Canada, federal statement says – Nunatsiaq News

“Canada is a federal state” March 05, 2013 In a two-page response issued March 4, Canada’s federal government said Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on the right to food, displayed “a regrettable lack of understanding” of Canada’s federalist constitution in a report De Schutter presented that day to the UN Human Rights […]

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Why aboriginal people are underrepresented on juries – Globe and Mail

Last updated Monday, Mar. 04 2013 The underrepresentation of natives on Canadian juries is an issue with many dimensions. It emerges clearly from a report by Frank Iacobucci, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, published *on Tuesday, that the problem is the result not only of a lack of effort on the […]

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More women needed in mining, study says – NorthernLife.ca

Mar 04, 2013 Industry faces shortages in next decade The mining sector needs to start recruiting more women, Aboriginals and immigrants to deal with an impending labour crunch, according to a report released last week by Sudbury and Manitoulin Workforce Planning. The study shows the mining and mining supply and service sectors employed 25,200 workers […]

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Winnipeg’s urban aboriginal history being pieced together – CBC.ca

Last Updated: Mar 4, 2013 The history of Winnipeg’s urban aboriginal people is being pieced together by researchers. The research team from the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba is sorting through 40 years of documents, in the hopes of filling in gaps in the history of urban aboriginal development in the provincial […]

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Helping future stars shine – Winnipeg Free Press

Alan Greyeyes serves as mentor to young athletes, aboriginal artists Posted: 03/4/2013 Alan Greyeyes’ impact on Canada’s aboriginal music scene can be heard across the country. At the age of 34, he has used his skills, expertise and positioning within the music industry to mentor and build some of this country’s most promising burgeoning talent. […]

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Dentist brothers pull together to help remote Aboriginal communities – Central Western Daily

March 5, 2013 FOR the first time this year brothers Joe and Patrick Ryan will head to the Northern Territory together during their semester break while studying for their respective dentistry degrees, to work with Aboriginal communities in remote parts of the Northern Territory. Two weeks ago Patrick Ryan,19, joined his older brother Joe on […]

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Miner testifies about blasting near sacred site – ABC Message Stick

March 05, 2013 The former manager of a Northern Territory Manganese mine has given evidence about explosive blasting that may have damaged an Aboriginal sacred site. The miner, OM Manganese, is accused of damaging a sacred site called Two Women Sitting Down, at the Bootu Creek mine, north of Tennant Creek, in July 2011. It […]

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Aboriginal tracker remembered – ABC Message Stick

March 05, 2013 An Aboriginal tracker from Narromine who worked with police in the 1900’s is being remembered by the force and the local indigenous community. James “Jimmy” Nyrang played a prominent role in the tracking of Jimmy Governor who was wanted over the murders of the Mawbey family at Breelong, near Gilgandra. He worked […]

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Aboriginal flag to fly permanently in Cowra – ABC Local

Mar 5, 2013 A Wiradjuri woman says a Cowra Shire Council decision to permanently fly the Aboriginal flag in town will strengthen the ties between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Local elder, Neville ‘Chappy’ Williams will raise the flag, near the town’s Peace Bell in a special ceremony later this morning, where it will fly alongside […]

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Positive signs in Indigenous health report – SBS

5 MAR 2013 The federal government says health outcomes are improving among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, especially in chronic disease management. The findings come in a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare which has been monitoring the success of its Healthy for Life Program, an initiative that funds various […]

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Ottawa to maintain money for First Nations police for next 5 years – CTV

Mar. 4, 2013 OTTAWA — The Harper government says it will continue to pay for the First Nations Policing Program for the next five years. The program supports police services in First Nations and Inuit communities across the country at a cost of about $122 million a year. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews says the […]

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Police ask for help in finding missing 13-year-old girl – CTV

Mar. 1, 2013 11:10AM CST  Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 13-year-old girl. Chloey McKay, 13, was last seen in the downtown area of Winnipegon Feb. 22. Investigators are concerned for her well-being. McKay was last seen wearing a purple checkered parka, beige Ugg boots and black tights. She […]

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First Nations policing funds renewed for five years – CBC.ca

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews announces federal program extension during question period CBC News Posted: Mar 4, 2013 Public Safety Minister Vic Toews announced Monday that funding for the First Nations Policing Program will be renewed for the next five years. The program, which pays roughly half of the cost of policing in about 400 […]

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No separate riding for Nunavik: federal boundaries commission – Nunatsiaq News

Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou riding gets a little bigger March 04, 2013 The federal electoral district of Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou keeps its name and gains two new communities in the south. That’s according to a new map of the riding released last week by the federal Electoral Boundaries Commission. The independent commission proposes every 10 years, following a […]

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A First Nations fix – Macleans.ca

How a small group of reserves plans to borrow a page from big government to fuel economic growth Monday, March 4, 2013 Membertou First Nation sits on a single square kilometre reserve on the outskirts of Sydney, N.S., on Cape Breton Island. It’s home to fewer than 1,000 people, and has nowhere near the kind […]

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Gladue report writer wanted in Sudbury – CBC.ca

Reports on context, personal history used before sentencing Aboriginal offenders CBC News Posted: Mar 4, 2013 Organizations in Sudbury are making a pitch to bring specially trained court workers to write up background assessments of First Nations people — reports used by judges to consider alternatives to incarceration. Gladue report writers have been a recommended […]

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Changes to jury selection ‘long overdue’ – Law Times

04 March 2013 Former Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci’s recommendations for increasing representation of First Nations people in juries are actions long overdue, some aboriginal lawyers are saying. acobucci’s report, released last week, said the relationship between the justice system and First Nations people is “quite frankly in crisis.” Iacobucci was appointed by the provincial […]

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Still no planned date for meeting between Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo and Prime Minister Stephen Harper – Ottawa Citizen

MARCH 3, 2013 OTTAWA – Seven weeks after Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nations leaders met amid heightened tensions, there’s still no date planned for a followup meeting, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo said Sunday. The meeting on Jan. 11, which occurred with indigenous protests at a fever pitch across the […]

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Nunavut MLA wants patient homes for Rankin, CamBay – Nunatsiaq News

Regional health centre patients stay at billets, hotels March 04, 2013 If the Government of Nunavut can maintain patient boarding homes in Iqaluit, Yellowknife and Ottawa, then they should also create such facilities in Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay, Nanulik MLA Johnny Ningeongan said March 1 in the legislative assembly. In a series of questions […]

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Georjann Morriseau – Nominated in Fort William First Nation – Net Newsledger

4 March 2013 FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION – I was recently nominated for Chief in the upcoming 2013 elections for Fort William First Nation.  Although a great honour and privilege, I feel I need to introduce myself to those who do not know me as well.  Georjann Morriseau – Nominated in Fort William First Nation Coming […]

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Jim Hume column: Church-run residential schools left a shameful legacy – Victoria Times Colonist

MARCH 3, 2013 They found the bodies in the slush and ice of Fraser Lake. Four children, aged eight and nine, lying according to Canadian Press reports huddled in each others arms “capless and lightly clad,” frozen in the final dark embrace of a January night. The temperature was -30 C. Maurice Justice and Allen […]

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Atleo sees ‘shared sense of urgency’ in new aboriginal affairs minister – CTV News

Mar. 3, 2013 Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo said that after meeting with new Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Bernard Valcourt, he believes there is a “shared sense of urgency” on First Nations issues. Atleo told CTV’s Question Period that he met Valcourt for the first time this weekend and that he believes […]

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Fishing restricted in Lake Eyre Basin – ABC Message Stick

March 04, 2013 Restrictions have been imposed on fishing in the Lake Eyre Basin. A new management plan includes a framework for the commercial, recreational and traditional Aboriginal fishing sectors. A quota of 350 tonnes will apply to the fishery, aimed at protecting species such as golden perch, grunters and catfish. The manager of fisheries […]

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Education ‘key for urban Indigenous kids’ – SBS

4 MAR 2013 Community Services Minister Jenny Macklin has emphasised the importance of education in urban Indigenous communities, as she visited schools and communities in Parramatta, in western Sydney.  Western Sydney has the largest urban population of Indigenous Australians anywhere in the country – with over 32,000 Indigenous Aussies living there.  In an interview with […]

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