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Appeal court reserves decision in Stonechild case -CBC

Appeal court reserves decision in Stonechild case

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 | 4:06 PM CT
CBC News

Two former Saskatoon police officers will have to wait to find out if the province’s highest court will quash findings in the Neil Stonechild inquiry that led to their firings.

On Tuesday, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal reserved its decision in the appeal of the Stonechild case.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2007/09/25/stonechild-appeal.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007719 Views

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Alexco and First Nation reach deal on work at former United Keno Hill site -MSN

Alexco and First Nation reach deal on work at former United Keno Hill site

THE CANADIAN PRESS
September 25, 2007

VANCOUVER – Junior miner Alexco Resource Corp. (TSX:AXR) has entered a negotiation agreement with the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun on development of the former United Keno Hill mine in the Yukon.

Under the agreement, the company will undergo negotiations with the Na-Cho Nyak Dun over the activities of Alexco subsidiary Elsa Reclamation and Development Corp.

http://finance.sympatico.msn.ca/investing/news/businessnews/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5482238

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007624 Views

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Casino could be delayed -CFCN

Casino could be delayed

calgary.ctv.ca
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POSTED AT 5:00 PM Tuesday, September 25

A Calgary casino operator says the new Native-run casino under construction on the Tsuu T’ina reserve is going to create an uneven playing field in the industry.

According to its licensing agreement the Grey Eagle Casino is supposed to open by November 21st, but there’s still a lot of construction to be completed.

http://cfcn.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/RTGAMArticleHTMLTemplate/B/20070925/casino?brand=generic&hub=&tf=CFCNPlus/generic/hubs/frontpage.html&cf=CFCNPlus/generic/hubs/frontpage.cfg&slug=casino&date=20070925&archive=CFCNPlus&ad_page_name=&nav=home&subnav=fullstory&site_cfcn=http:/calgary.ctv.ca

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007810 Views

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Bigstone chief rings TSX bell -Edmonton Journal

Bigstone chief rings TSX bell

edmontonjournal.com
Published: Tuesday, September 25

EDMONTON – An oil drilling partnership fueled a guest appearance today by Bigstone Cree Nation Chief Francis Gladhue at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The northern Alberta aboriginal leader teamed up with Bronco Energy president Brian Alford to ring the bell that starts the TSX trading day.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=6119f00e-4191-45a0-a642-5d839fb24f9e&k=55773

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007902 Views

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Nike unveils shoe designed for American Indians -CTV

Nike unveils shoe designed for American Indians

Updated Tue. Sep. 25 2007 8:43 PM ET
The Associated Press

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Nike on Tuesday unveiled what it said is the first shoe designed specifically for American Indians, an effort aiming at promoting physical fitness in a population with high obesity rates.

The Beaverton-based company says the Air Native N7 is designed with a larger fit for the distinct foot shape of American Indians, and has a culturally specific look. It will be distributed solely to American Indians; tribal wellness programs and tribal schools nationwide will be able to purchase the shoe at wholesale price and then pass it along to individuals, often at no cost.

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007802 Views

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Residential schools exhibit worth seeing -Prince George Citizen

Residential schools exhibit worth seeing

(Letters) Wednesday, 26 September 2007, 01:00 PST
— Chuck Fraser Prince George

I would like to remind people that there is an exhibit at Exploration Place concerning the residential school experience in Canada.

I went Monday and was saddened and encouraged by what I saw and heard. Venues like this do not come very often and can be beneficial in the healing process for aboriginal and non-aboriginal people concerning this event in Canadian history that devastated a group of people.

http://princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=96874&Itemid=264

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007838 Views

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First Nations, Saskatoon police call for Stonechild death inquirY… -Canada.com

First Nations, Saskatoon police call for Stonechild death inquiry to stand

James Wood, CanWest News Service
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Throwing out the finding by a commission of inquiry that two Saskatoon police constables had Neil Stonechild in their custody the night he froze to death in 1990 would be “a terrible blow to the administration of justice,” the lawyer for the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations told the province’s highest court on Tuesday.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=61e5e04d-437a-4dee-9dd9-2b7c2ea5a73b&rfp=dta

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007752 Views

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Strahl announces $17M for International Polar Year studies CBC

Strahl announces $17M for International Polar Year studies

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 | 9:17 AM CT
CBC News

Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl announced funding Tuesday for 10 International Polar Year research projects that will not only look at how climate change is affecting the North, but also study the well-being of its people.

Speaking in Iqaluit on Tuesday, Strahl said the 10 projects will share $17 million, coming from the $150 million in overall International Polar Year funding Ottawa announced in March.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/26/strahl-ipy.html

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007735 Views

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Chastened B.C. miner abandons open-pit plan -Globe and Mail

Chastened B.C. miner abandons open-pit plan

WENDY STUECK
September 26, 2007

VANCOUVER — A government panel’s unprecedented recommendation against a major mining project has killed it and should be read as a signal by any company that wants to develop resource projects in British Columbia, says the head of the company behind the mine proposal.

Northgate Minerals Corp. will likely take a writedown on the Kemess North project in northern B.C. and start shopping for new assets with funds that it had set aside to build the mine, chief executive officer Kenneth Stowe said at an industry conference in Denver yesterday.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070926.RNORTHGATE26/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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New Mental Health Commission Takes Up Gauntlet -NRM

New Mental Health Commission takes up gauntlet

By Owen Dyer

Neuropsychiatric disorders contribute more to the global burden of illness than heart disease, cancer or stroke, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which blames such conditions for 14% of the global burden of disease. But even that may be an underestimate, suggests a review in The Lancet, which notes that psychiatric illness often lies at the root of other conditions.

The Lancet’s review, consisting of six articles by members of the international Lancet Global Mental Health Group, focuses primarily on low- and middle-income countries. These almost uniformly attach insufficient priority to mental health – indeed many are still struggling with the transition to a stage where non-communicable chronic diseases kill more people than infections.

http://www.nationalreviewofmedicine.com/issue/pulse/2007/4_pulse_16.html

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007736 Views

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Leaders should tackle all issues – Toronto Sun

Leaders should tackle all issues

By CHRISTINA BLIZZARD, TORONTO SUN

In all the furor over faith-based funding and whether to pay for religious schools other than Catholic ones using public funds, important issues are being swept aside.

Health care, for example, usually front and centre in any campaign, has taken a back seat. Gridlock — that frustrating, mind-numbing, nerve-jangling condition that keeps motorists trapped in their cars — has received barely a passing nod from politicians

http://www.torontosun.com/News/Ontariovotes2007/2007/09/26/4526830-sun.html

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007665 Views

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Canada Files WTO Complaint Over European Trade Restrictions on … – CanadianBusiness.com

Canada Files WTO Complaint Over European Trade Restrictions on Seal Products

Bradley S. Klapper
September 26, 2007 – 07:45 a.m.

GENEVA (AP) – Canada has brought a complaint to the World Trade Organization over Belgian and Dutch rules prohibiting the sale of seal products, trade officials said Wednesday.

Canada’s annual seal hunt has long been condemned by animal rights activists as cruel, and it is facing a number of possible bans on its seal products in Europe.

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/market_news/article.jsp?content=D8RT4DP80

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007766 Views

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Storytelling critical to healing process – Regina Leader-Post

Storytelling critical to healing process

Elizabeth Huber, Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The history of residential schools is still fresh in the minds of many aboriginal people living in Saskatchewan, where the last school closed in 1996.

The effects of the federal integration program are only beginning to be dealt with.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=ec9ab291-921b-43c5-8526-4cee4706f628

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007735 Views

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Boy, 11, missing – Regina Leader-Post

Boy, 11, missing

The Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Regina Police Service is asking for the public’s help in finding an 11-year-old boy who has been missing since Thursday.

Anthony Gary Machiskinic was last seen around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of McTavish Street.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=cc4f380b-af14-4f75-bb42-83350caee89f

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007763 Views

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Millbrook chief says about 10 Mi?kmaq killed when 1917 blast … – ChronicleHerald.ca

Memorial in works for ‘forgotten’ explosion victims
Millbrook chief says about 10 Mi’kmaq killed when 1917 blast destroyed their settlement

By STEVE BRUCE Staff Reporter | 5:34 AM

A NATIVE LEADER wants to build a memorial for the “forgotten” victims of the Halifax Explosion.

About 10 Mi’kmaq died after their settlement in Tufts Cove in north-end Dartmouth was destroyed by the Dec. 6, 1917, blast in Halifax Harbour.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Metro/898880.html

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007658 Views

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SNTC names playwright King artistic director – StarPhoenix

SNTC names playwright King artistic director

The StarPhoenix
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC) has appointed Alanis King, a playwright and director, as its new artistic director.

King, originally from Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve in Ontario, is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. She has 20 years of experience in the theatre, and most recently oversaw the construction of the Garden River First Nation outdoor amphitheatre.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/lifestyle/story.html?id=c8e1a32a-69fa-4560-93fc-8a3e4272e145

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007845 Views

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Police seek First Nation recruits – StarPhoenix

Police seek First Nation recruits

Saskatchewan News Network
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2007

REGINA (SNN) — As it wrestles with low employment numbers among First Nations people, the province has found a new way to tap into the aboriginal labour pool.

Wavell Starr is hoping to use some of his reputation in the aboriginal community to his advantage as he tackles his new role as the aboriginal representative workforce recruiter with Saskatchewan’s Public Service Commission.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=5f6c8a91-7f00-4188-b63b-bb945da6ab8d

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007752 Views

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Line drawn in forests -Winnipeg FP

Line drawn in forests

Wed Sep 26 2007

MANITOBA Hydro announced Tuesday that it has caved in and will waste hundreds of millions of dollars building a transmission line down the west, rather than east side, of Manitoba in order to appease Premier Gary Doer’s ambition to be seen as conservationist.

Some east side aboriginal leaders vowed they would fight the decision, which serves affluent environmentalists at the expense of impoverished First Nations. They fear, however, that without the resources that can be mustered by the government and environmental lobbies, they will be unable to ensure that common sense prevails. Manitobans should see that their own interests are served by supporting the chiefs’ cause.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4045526p-4653405c.html

by NationTalk on September 26, 2007733 Views

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George Blondin award to help NWT students – Northern News Services

George Blondin award to help NWT students

Christine Grimard
Northern News Services
Published Monday, September 24, 2007

YELLOWKNIFE – George Blondin is a Northern role model, and a new a scholarship established in his honour is hoped will inspire the territory’s youth to succeed.

The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) announced this month the George Blondin Aboriginal Scholarship Award, a bi-annual scholarship given to a status Indian originating from the NWT enrolled in any post-secondary school.

http://nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/sep24_07gb.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007839 Views

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NB kicks in more funding for off-reserve housing – CBC

N.B. kicks in more funding for off-reserve housing

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 | 4:25 PM AT
CBC News

The province of New Brunswick announced Tuesday it will contribute $5.5 million to housing for aboriginal people who don’t live on a reserve.

That money will be added to the $6.7 million promised by the federal government earlier this year.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2007/09/25/nb-offreserve.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007742 Views

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NAIT taps strength of aboriginal alumni -Edmonton Journal

NAIT taps strength of aboriginal alumni
Awareness week kicks off with announcement of new mentorship program

Keith Gerein, edmontonjournal.com
Published: Monday, September 24

EDMONTON – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology has created a new alumni association specifically for aboriginal graduates.

One of the new group’s key projects will be a role model program to pair successful grads with young aboriginal students.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=f3df7be8-988a-4a7f-a963-0023d0ec6219&k=33515

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007695 Views

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Further chill on polar bears’ plight -The Gazette

Further chill on polar bears’ plight

Reuters
Published: 16 hours ago

A new Russia-U.S. treaty could allow hunters in Russia to kill polar bears, a species already under threat from global warming, the World Wildlife Fund said yesterday.

Russian and U.S. scientists and authorities drew up the treaty to improve co-operation and standardize treatment of polar bears living across the Bering Strait – which stretches from Russia’s Chukotka region to Alaska in the United States.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=c2b8486f-1abd-4951-951c-f6ba3ba1f39c&k=98313

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007742 Views

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Commission to probe native’s death in 1998 -The Province

Commission to probe native’s death in 1998

The Province; News Services
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

An independent commission of inquiry that will examine the circumstances of the December 1998 death of Frank Paul put out the call yesterday for those who want to make submissions at the upcoming hearing.

Paul, 47, was a native Indian who froze to death in an alley in the Downtown Eastside shortly after being released from police custody.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=17bf2bd1-0bcb-474e-a7eb-d2d5ec15f87f&k=53747

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007732 Views

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‘Racist’ e-mail sent to UBC law students -The Province

‘Racist’ e-mail sent to UBC law students

Kent Spencer, The Province
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

An anonymous e-mail newsletter containing abusive comments about natives has been sent to hundreds of University of B.C. law students.

Brad Morin, who is of Metis descent, said yesterday the racist remarks are hurtful and need to be suppressed by the university.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=21cdf83f-a11e-4303-8d9b-e778527510ee&k=7075

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007829 Views

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War club returns after 200 years -Globe and Mail

War club returns after 200 years
Reportedly a gift from Tecumseh to General Brock, the War of 1812-era club is officially unveiled Wednesday in Toronto

VAL ROSS
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
September 25, 2007 at 4:18 AM EDT

A war club reportedly presented by Tecumseh, the aboriginal hero of the War of 1812, to General Isaac Brock, his British brother in arms, is back in Canada after almost two centuries. If its lineage proves authentic, the ceremonial weapon given by the great Shawnee warrior after the fall of Fort Detroit could be considered as significant as, say, the flintlock pistols once cocked and aimed by George Washington and now housed at Mount Vernon, Va.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070925.wclub25/BNStory/Entertainment/

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Crombie promises to help resolve Caledonia situation -CBC

Crombie promises to help resolve Caledonia situation

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 | 7:38 AM ET
The Canadian Press

A former federal cabinet minister appointed to act as a link between Caledonia residents and governments embroiled in land negotiations with aboriginal groups said he understands the widespread frustration and will do his best to address it.

Speaking at Haldimand council on Monday night, David Crombie said that friends who live in the area have explained how frustrated they feel.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2007/09/25/crombie-caledonia.html

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Don’t dump waste in Arctic waters, Inuit leader tells navy -CBC

Don’t dump waste in Arctic waters, Inuit leader tells navy

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 | 9:41 AM CT
CBC News

A proposal from the Canadian navy to allow ships to dump waste into Arctic waters is being opposed by the organization representing the Inuit.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Mary Simon has written to federal Defence Minister Peter MacKay, asking for clarification on the navy’s plans to review how it deals with disposing of waste on navy vessels.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/25/navy-waste.html

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Conservation, not pipeline, gaining N.W.T. support: poll -CBC

Conservation, not pipeline, gaining N.W.T. support: poll

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 5:43 PM CT
CBC News

Support among residents of the Northwest Territories is waning for the proposed Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline, while interest in conservation is rising, according to the results of a poll released Monday.

The poll, conducted by McAllister Opinion Research, says backing for the pipeline is at 68 per cent, which is down six per cent from its last poll in 2004.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/24/nwt-survey.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007688 Views

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Canada to Monitor Water Traffic in Northwest Passage

Canada to monitor water traffic in Northwest Passage

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 10:58 PM CT
CBC News

In the latest attempt to assert its Arctic sovereignty, Canada is set to begin monitoring all water-based traffic in the Northwest Passage using underwater listening devices, sources have told CBC News.

As early as next summer, the federal government plans to lay and test fibre optic cables connected to underwater listening devices in the passage that allow the military to keep a close eye on who might be trying to access the waters unannounced. The technology will detect not only ships, but also submarines.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/24/technology-passage.html

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Stonechild judge exceeded his authority in blaming police: lawyer – Canada.com

Stonechild judge exceeded his authority in blaming police:
lawyer

Heather Polischuk, CanWest News Service; Regina Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

REGINA – A Saskatchewan judge overstepped his authority by pointing the finger at two Saskatoon police officers over the freezing death of Neil Stonechild 17 years ago, a lawyer for one of the officers argued Monday.

Larry Hartwig and Brad Senger are appealing their dismissal from the Saskatoon police service in the wake of Justice David Wright’s inquiry into the death of Stonechild, whose frozen body was discovered on Saskatoon’s outskirts in November 1990.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=a0922239-ccc6-4550-8ad1-904075f2f0fa&k=80058

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Crombie promises to help resolve Caledonia situation – CBC

Crombie promises to help resolve Caledonia situation

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The Canadian Press

A former federal cabinet minister appointed to act as a link between Caledonia residents and governments embroiled in land negotiations with aboriginal groups said he understands the widespread frustration and will do his best to address it.

Speaking at Haldimand council on Monday night, David Crombie said that friends who live in the area have explained how frustrated they feel.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2007/09/25/crombie-caledonia.html

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Pine beetle epidemic could spark fires, floods – Globe and Mail

NATURE: DEAD WOODS
Pine beetle epidemic could spark fires, floods

WENDY STUECK
September 25, 2007

The kinds of floods that triggered mudslides and threatened northern communities this past spring could become much more frequent as a result of British Columbia’s unprecedented mountain pine beetle epidemic, community leaders were told yesterday.

And if floods weren’t enough to worry about, cities and towns in beetle-hit areas also face a fire threat from beetle-killed timber that, if left standing, could quickly turn into an inferno.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070925.BCBEETLE25/TPStory/National

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Aboriginals wait for jobs – Regina Leader-Post

Aboriginals wait for jobs

Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The chief of the Piapot First Nation says he’s frustrated at the lack of job opportunities for his band members at a time when the province is doing so well.

“I’m not very happy with the employment ratio of aboriginal people in the city of Regina,” Chief John Rockthunder said from the Piapot First Nation.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=73035afe-9a27-4b3f-ae4e-b85c0b6b8fea

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$5m boost for native enterprise (Vancouver Province)

$5m boost for native enterprise
Victoria sets example for federal support

Ashley Ford, The Province
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

B.C.’s blossoming aboriginal tourism industry received a boost yesterday from the province.

Tourism Minister Stan Hagen committed $5 million over the next four years to help build the industry and native leaders said they are looking for a matching grant from Ottawa.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/money/story.html?id=470cdfc1-1220-42ec-a91c-9033feb3304b

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007676 Views

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Inspiring native youth (Red Deer Advocate)

Inspiring native youth

Actor Dakota House outside the Golden CIrcle on Sunday: plans to motivate aboriginal youth.

By ANDREA MILLER
Advocate staff
Sep 24 2007

Dakota House grew up on the mean streets of Edmonton, raised by a single mom on welfare.

In high school, he was voted the most likely not to succeed. He was extremely shy and lacked confidence.

http://www.reddeeradvocate.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=107&cat=59&id=1070857&more=0

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Walk to Honour Victim -The Leader-Post

Walk to honour victim

Ciaran Dickson, Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Gordon’s First Nation wants its community to be aware of the dangers and tragedies of drunk driving.

To do so the community on Monday hosted A Walk to Remember, a memorial to those whose lives were lost to drunk driving.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=f4ad8303-2279-44fb-b238-64609497fc9d

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Former residential students hopeful as they await compensation – CBC

Former residential students hopeful as they await compensation

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007
CBC News

Some of Saskatchewan’s 18,000 former residential school students awaiting compensation payments say they’re looking at changing their lives.

Hundreds of the former students, many of them middle-aged or older, were meeting in Regina last week to fill out application forms for the federal compensation program.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2007/09/24/residential-students.html

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Algonquin Resist Uranium Mine – The Dominion

Algonquin Resist Uranium Mine
Sharbot Lake Algonquins and locals occupy mining site and enforce land claim

by Megan Hughes

Welcome to Frontenac County. Ottawa is an hour’s drive to the northeast, Kingston a similar distance to the south. Algonquin Provincial Park lies to the northwest.

This beautiful lake is one of many in the centre of an ongoing uranium mining controversy. The 30,000 acres surrounding this lake in North Frontenac lie atop the edge of the Ottawa Valley’s Canadian Shield. This land is often referred to as the “Land ‘O’ Lakes” tourist region.

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/1414

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Staking their claim – St. John’s Telegram

Staking their claim
Mining Prospecting course offers locals new opportunities

JAIME TARRANT
Transcontinental Media—Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Retired geologist Baxter Kean always knew about Labrador’s potential for significant mineral discoveries. With a mining boom set to take off in the central mineral belt, he is teaching others how they can earn their own stake in this burgeoning industry.

The Metis Development Corp. (MDC), though its subsidiary company Northern Training Solutions, offered a 12-day, comprehensive training course in basic prospecting skills for 16 aboriginal students from Innu, Inuit, and Metis communities throughout Labrador.

http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=65267&sc=82

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Caledonia family in middle of aboriginal occupation suing Ontario … – Prince George Citizen

Caledonia family in middle of aboriginal occupation suing Ontario police

(National News) Monday, 24 September 2007
Tobi Cohen, THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Forced into unemployment and now on the brink of bankruptcy, a family stuck in the middle of a volatile aboriginal occupation in Caledonia, Ont., wants nothing more than to leave their neighbourhood to start over.

But after unsuccessful attempts to sell their home, which included failed negotiations with the province, which eventually bought the contested land adjacent to the property, the family is turning to the courts.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=110951&Itemid=266

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First Nations blockade – CBC

Your View – Manitoba
First Nations blockade

Monday, September 24, 2007 | 01:34 PM ET

Members of the Hollow Water First Nation say they have no plans to end their growing blockade of a new cottage subdivision on Lake Winnipeg.

Band members first blocked Highway 304 near Manigotagan on Sept. 14 to protest Manitoba Conservation’s new Driftwood Beach subdivision, about 180 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourview/manitoba/2007/09/first_nations_blockade.html

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Fired police officers challenge Stonechild findings – CBC

Fired police officers challenge Stonechild findings

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 5:01 PM CT
CBC News

Two former Saskatoon police officers who were fired over the Neil Stonechild case are challenging the findings of the public inquiry by making their case before Saskatchewan’s highest court.

Former constables Brad Senger and Larry Hartwig took their case to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal in Regina on Monday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2007/09/24/stonechild-appeal.html

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Sacred fire set to stop sexual abuse –

Sacred fire set to stop sexual abuse
A sacred fire blocked the middle of an intersection on the Dalles dirt road and a lone figure kept watch from dawn until dusk Friday.

By Jon Thompson
Miner and News
Monday September 24, 2007

A sacred fire blocked the middle of an intersection on the Dalles dirt road and a lone figure kept watch from dawn until dusk Friday. At the request of the Kookum Gaa Na Da Ma Waad Abinnoojiig Council in Manitoba, fires burned across the country encouraging Kookums to step forward and put an end to sexual abuse, incest and violence in First Nations communities.

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/News/340856.html

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Brandon’s black ribbons marked 9/11, ongoing wars -CBC

Brandon’s black ribbons marked 9/11, ongoing wars

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 1:48 PM CT
CBC News

An anonymous letter writer has claimed responsibility for tying dozens of black ribbons to trees and street signs around Brandon, Man., earlier this month.

The ribbons appeared all over town around on Sept. 11, in some cases replacing yellow ribbons that were tied up as a sign of support for troops from nearby Canadian Forces Base Shilo who are deployed in Afghanistan.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/09/24/black-ribbons.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007741 Views

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Labrador Inuit divided over proposed uranium mine -CBC

Labrador Inuit divided over proposed uranium mine

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 3:54 PM NT
CBC News

A boom in uranium exploration has brought jobs but has also divided opinions in Inuit communities in northern Labrador.

Surging demand for nuclear fuel has developers trying to start three new uranium mines across the country, including one near the small village of Postville, on Labrador’s northern coast.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/09/24/uranium-inuit.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007754 Views

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Nui elected as new Innu Nation president -CBC

Nui elected as new Innu Nation president

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 4:36 AM CT
CBC News

A land claims negotiator has been elected as the new president of the Innu Nation.

Mark Nui, a resident of Natuashish, has been a chief of his community, which resettled in Natuashish, on Labrador’s northern coast, after leaving Davis Inlet in 2002.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/24/nui-innu.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007948 Views

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Time to get proactive -Globe & Mail

Time to get proactive

JUDITH MAXWELL
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
September 24, 2007 at 6:01 AM EDT

Current labour shortages demonstrate the severe consequences of Canada’s poor track record in skill development. But some smart solutions point the way for concerted action by employers and educators before the crunch really hits.

The C-Suite Survey of executives reported in the Sept. 17 Globe and Mail highlights the pain – higher operating costs and weaker productivity. Labour costs in Alberta are going through the roof due to rising wages plus higher recruitment costs triggered by rapid staff turnover. Some firms are hiring unqualified staff which will need extra training and supervision. Others that can’t fill positions end up cutting hours of service.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070924.wrmaxwell24/BNStory/robColumnsBlogs/

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007702 Views

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600 get moving for AIDS walk – Halifax Herald

600 get moving for AIDS walk
Turnout doubles in past two years

By JOHN GILLIS Health Reporter

Halifax’s annual AIDS Walk for Life, held Sunday, has doubled in size over the last two years, organizers say.

About 600 people turned out for the fundraising walk on a gorgeous early fall afternoon at the Halifax Commons. Just two years ago, there were about 300 participants, said Jessica Wall, fundraising co-ordinator for the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Metro/898368.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007811 Views

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Reserve adopts strict anti-drug policy – CBC

Reserve adopts strict anti-drug policy

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 9:55 AM CT
CBC News

The Peguis First Nation in Manitoba is introducing strict new measures for anyone caught using drugs or selling them in the hopes of controlling a growing drug problem on the reserve.

Garry Sinclair, the reserve’s illegal drug prevention co-ordinator, said he has watched as drug dealers brazenly sell their wares.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/09/24/peguis-drug.html

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007892 Views

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First Nation holds information session for residential school victims – West Island Chronicle

First Nation holds information session for residential school victims

Article online since September 24th 2007

REGINA – Victims of residential schools had a chance to speak with elders, file a claim for compensation or talk to a financial planner.

A four-day information and healing session ended Sunday in northeast Regina. Thousands of former students of residential schools are eligible for compensation, with the average settlement about $28,000.

http://www.westislandchronicle.com/article-cp46026022-First-Nation-holds-information-session-for-residential-school-victims.html

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007812 Views

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