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Statement by Laura Holland, Wet’suwet’en Nation at the Vancouver Rally in Support of the Unist’ot’en – Vancouver Media Co-op

My traditional name is Alunaye. My mother is Laksilyu, her mother is Laksilyu and her mother is Laksilyu and all our mothers before are Laksilyu women. I stand here before you today as a concerned mother and grandmother of my Nation and a member who has accepted responsibility to speak out for our collective good […]

by rnnationtalk on November 30, 20121000 Views

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FNUniv professor pens biography on singer Buffy Sainte-Marie – Regina Leader-Post

REGINA — Growing up during the era of assimilation was not an easy time for First Nations people, said Blair Stonechild. On Wednesday, Stonechild a professor of Indigenous Studies at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) hosted a book launch for his latest piece of work, a biography on Buffy Sainte-Marie titled, It’s My […]

by rnnationtalk on November 30, 20121094 Views

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November 22 – 28, 2012: Five Key Indigenous Peoples Issues – United States, Ecuador, Australia, Zimbabwe, Philippines

After 17 years in litigation, the U.S. government has announced that hundreds of thousands of Native Americans will soon be receiving payments from what has been described as the United States’ largest class-action lawsuit, which accused the government of massive mismanagement of trusts covering indigenous peoples’ monies and lands. In total, the settlement will amount […]

by rnnationtalk on November 30, 2012443 Views

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Mining the middle class – Australian Mining

30 November, 2012 Millions of dollars are spent on Aboriginal programs each year, but finding out just how effective these initiatives are depends on who you ask. According to Professor Marcia Langton, chair of Australian indigenous studies at the University of Melbourne, the mining industry is helping pull many Aboriginal Australians out of poverty. By […]

by aanationtalk on November 30, 2012788 Views

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Gooda calls for Indigenous governance overhaul – SBS

30 NOV 2012 The way Indigenous Australians are governed needs a complete overhaul, said Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda as he handed down his annual report. The way Indigenous Australians are governed needs a complete overhaul, according to a report from the Australian Human Rights Commission. “We need Government to sometimes just get out of […]

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Yothu Yindi inducted in ARIA Hall of Fame – SBS

30 NOV 2012 Yothu Yindi performed Treaty at the ARIAs and Mandawuy Yunupingu used the night to call for the recognition of indigenous Australians in the Constitution. Paul Kelly and Peter Garrett have inducted Aboriginal music icons Yothu Yindi into the ARIA Hall of Fame. The band, whose name translates to child and mother, were […]

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Rethink needed on indigenous issues – The New Lawyer

30 November, 2012 Kelly Roggenkamp, the winner of this year’s Agnes McWhinney Award, reflects on her career and talks about why the judicial system needs to understand Aboriginal culture. Kelly Roggenkamp is not looking for a change. The Brisbane-based lawyer has been with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) since 1991. In […]

by aanationtalk on November 30, 2012668 Views

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Indigenous family counselling program launch – ABC Online

Nov 30, 2012 A statewide family counselling program, tailored to meet the needs of Indigenous Australians, will be launched in the Hunter today. The ‘Aboriginal Building Connections’ program will be launched at the Murrook Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Williamtown. The original Interrelate program has been amended to make it culturally relevant for Aboriginal families experiencing […]

by aanationtalk on November 30, 2012588 Views

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Energy Charrette Helps Chart a Course for Energy in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (November 28, 2012) Over 120 participants came together to talk about energy at the 2012 Northwest Territories Energy Charrette. This three-day event was a collaborative process to outline how to meet the territory’s future energy needs and provide input on the development of the 2013 NWT Energy Plan.   Representatives from Aboriginal and community governments, businesses, […]

by rnnationtalk on November 29, 2012526 Views

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Society ‘will feel impact’ of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – CBC.ca

First Nations leader says study needed to determine number of people affected by FASD CBC News Posted: Nov 29, 2012 A First Nations leader said fetal alcohol spectrum disorder — also known as FASD — is an “alarming” problem amongst Canada’s Aboriginal population. The chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was in Sudbury Wednesday […]

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Business must show pipeline benefits to win public confidence: federal minister – CanadianBusiness.com

November 28, 2012 VANCOUVER – Oil, gas and other natural resource companies must help “shoulder the burden” of addressing British Columbians’ concerns around controversial projects like pipelines, says the federal minister responsible for natural resources. Joe Oliver pressed a room of business people in Vancouver on Wednesday to recognize their companies must play a key […]

by aanationtalk on November 29, 2012612 Views

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Search for missing Mount Allison student expands – CBC.ca

Christopher Metallic, 20, was last seen on Sunday CBC News Posted: Nov 28, 2012 RCMP have expanded their search for a missing Mount Allison University student to a wooded area in Upper Sackville and called in the canine unit. Christopher Metallic, 20, was last seen in Sackville early Sunday morning, following a party. Police and […]

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Hundreds come out to All Nations Jobs Expo in Regina – Regina Leader-Post

NOVEMBER 29, 2012 The All Nations Jobs Expo, which was held at Evraz Place on Wednesday, attracted hundreds of First Nations and Metis and other job seekers looking for work in one of the hottest economies in the country. Taking part in the one-day career fair were more than 70 employers in a wide range […]

by aanationtalk on November 29, 2012923 Views

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BC families search for sacred cedar masks sold at auction – Globe and Mail

Nov. 29 2012 For the Hamilton and Sayers families, the two cedar masks depicting male and female serpents and known as hinkeets to the Hupacasath culture of Vancouver Island were among the most sacred of possessions. Accompanied by shawls and even a specific dance, the masks were born of royal roots and for more than […]

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Half of Kapyong on offer: source – Winnipeg Free Press

Says First Nations mulling Ottawa’s deal By: Mia Rabson OTTAWA — A source close to the negotiations for Kapyong Barracks says Ottawa has offered Treaty 1 First Nations as much as half the land to finally settle the long-standing dispute. The federal government would not confirm Wednesday a deal is imminent or comment on any […]

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Hundreds of missing or murdered women — does this government care? – iPolitics.ca

Nov 28, 2012 Recently, the government of Manitoba hosted a meeting to discuss the problem of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada. All provincial, territorial, and federal ministers of Aboriginal Affairs, Justice and Status of Women were invited; the federal ministers were the only ones who did not attend, instead sending bureaucrats on their […]

by aanationtalk on November 29, 2012468 Views

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Daphne Bramham: Raised to lead, Wilson-Raybould unites BC chiefs – Vancouver Sun

No other regional chief has earned such overwhelming support NOVEMBER 28, 2012 Jody Wilson-Raybould stayed largely under the radar during her first, three-year term as regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations. That will almost certainly change following her re-election earlier this week. The issues facing B.C. first nations — not the least of […]

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Making Indigenous services part of community’s fabric – Western News

November 29, 2012 You can say it has always been at the heart of Candace Brunette’s academic and professional lives. “I have a lot of diverse experiences, but the centre has always remained working with Aboriginal communities. And it has evolved, over the last decade, to focus in on Aboriginal education,” said Brunette, who recently […]

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Reconciliation through Education: Justice Murray Sinclair’s appeal – Vancouver Sun

November 28, 2012 Manitoba Justice Murray Sinclair made a stirring appeal to educators last week on behalf of aboriginal students who continue to struggle in public schools. He asked for curriculum changes to ensure that every student is taught about the history of aboriginal people in Canada and the legacy of residential schools. That’s not […]

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Inspiring artist aims to empower First Nations youth – CTV News

Nov. 28, 2012 A Southern Alberta artist, with roots in the Aboriginal community, has inspired many through his gift. Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Rocky Barstad, has been more determined than ever to use his gift to encourage young people. While creating in his Two Feathers Gallery in High River, Barstad draws on his […]

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Anderson slams education of Aboriginal children – ABC Online

By Jano Gibson Indigenous Advancement Minister Alison Anderson says all Territorians should be ashamed of the poor academic outcomes achieved by many Aboriginal children. Ms Anderson has told the Legislative Assembly that the Labor Party wasted a decade in office by failing to get Indigenous students up to national education standards. She says the latest […]

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SBS unveils NITV promo campaign ahead of free-to-air launch – B&T Marketing

29 November, 2012 In the lead up to the free-to-air launch of Australian Indigenous TV channel, National Indigenous Television (NITV), SBS and NITV have launched a new campaign called ‘Stories from the world’s greatest storytellers’. NITV will begin broadcasting free-to-air from 12pm (AEDT), 12 December 2012, delivering content about Indigenous Australians, produced by Indigenous Australians, […]

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Council to recognise indigenous community – ABC Message Stick

November 29, 2012 Singleton Council will introduce an Acknowledgment of Country at the beginning of its meetings after a request from the local indigenous community. Council voted unanimously to begin paying respects to the traditional custodians of the land on official occasions. The matter has been referred to an Aboriginal Advisory Committee meeting next month […]

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South Australian Constitution to be amended to recognise indigenous occupation – Herald Sun

November 29, 2012 PREMIER Jay Weatherill today will introduce a bill to Parliament to amend the South Australian Constitution to recognise indigenous occupation of the land prior to modern settlement. Mr Weatherill conceded it was a symbolic act but stressed the importance of the symbolism in the ongoing reconciliation process. “The Bill is about recognition […]

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Cloud over the future of Dubbo’s indigenous health service – ABC Online

Thu Nov 29, 2012 The Federal Opposition is calling for the government to step in to ensure indigenous health services in Dubbo are maintained. A funds administrator has been appointed to oversee the use of some of the funding the Thubbo Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) receives because of concerns about its financial viability. The AMS […]

by aanationtalk on November 29, 2012625 Views

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Province prepares ring road pitch to newly elected Tsuu T’ina chief – Calgary Herald

CALGARY — Alberta’s transportation minister is already making plans to sit down with the newly-elected chief of the Tsuu T’ina Nation, hoping to start laying the ground work for a new ring road deal. Ric McIver, MLA for Calgary-Hays, says in the next few weeks he will call to schedule a meeting with Chief Roy […]

by rnnationtalk on November 28, 20121018 Views

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Pauktuutit Plans Glossary of Inuit Language Terms for Cancer – Nunatsiaq Online

Pauktuutit plans to release a glossary of cancer-related terms in Inuktitut as part of a project to increase cancer awareness among Inuit women that was announced Nov. 26, Geri Bailey, the organization’s manager of health policy and programs said. Inuit have a higher incidence of lung, liver, throat, nasal and salivary cancer, which makes cancer “the […]

by rnnationtalk on November 28, 2012768 Views

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Suicide pact fuels call for action – The Province

Ambrose Williams was 15 years old and had lived in 13 group homes in the Commercial Drive area when he decided to take control of his fate. Now a 24-year-old native youth leader, Williams says 10 years ago he decided to line-up housing and support for himself, because a fractured and overloaded child-welfare system in […]

by rnnationtalk on November 28, 2012796 Views

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Groups demand help after children form suicide pact – CTV News

The disturbing discovery of a suicide pact involving dozens of East Vancouver youths has community groups demanding immediate government intervention to prevent an inner-city tragedy. The pact was formed by children from Grandview-Woodlands, a neighbourhood located next to the poorest postal code in Canada, and had gathered 30 names by the time police were alerted […]

by rnnationtalk on November 28, 2012386 Views

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Aboriginal filmmakers ready to take over December – Regina Leader-Post

December is to feature some of the province’s aboriginal film talent at this year’s month-long Mispon Film Festival. “We have an event every weekend during the month of December,” said Trudy Stewart, festival director. It is the first year the film festival has been spread over one month. “It used to be just two or […]

by rnnationtalk on November 28, 2012548 Views

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First Nations close to deal on Kapyong Barracks – Winnipeg Free Press

Manitoba’s First Nations are closer than ever to a deal to create an urban reserve out of the former Kapyong Barracks, Sagkeeng Chief Donavan Fontaine said Tuesday. “By the end of this week, we should have an offer,” Fontaine said. “We’re closer than we’ve ever been before and at the last minute, there could be […]

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Aboriginal Leaders Fighting Funding Cuts – HQ Yellowknife

Yellowknife, N.W.T. – A busy agenda as the Special Dene National Assembly is now underway in Dettah. It comes just a week ahead of the Assembly of First Nations meetings next week it Ottawa. That meeting will bring some 630 chiefs from across the country together. National Chief Bill Erasmus of the Dene Nation said […]

by rnnationtalk on November 28, 2012632 Views

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Inuit Raise Concerns About Possible Mercury contamination from Muskrat Falls – The Tyee

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – An Inuit group in Labrador is raising concerns about potential mercury contamination from the proposed Muskrat Falls megaproject. The Nunatsiavut (noon-AT-see-ah-voot) government says preliminary results from samples taken by researchers indicate mercury from the Churchill River is already in Lake Melville. Thousands of Inuit and non-native residents rely on fish from […]

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John Duncan – “Landmark bill asks no more of First Nation leaders – Net Newsledger

OTTAWA – John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following statement today after the passage of Bill C-27, First Nations Financial Transparency Act, by the House of Commons. “Once it receives Royal Assent, the First Nations Financial Transparency Act will ensure that First Nation leaders are held to the same standard of accountability […]

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Indian Status Cards rejected by major retailers – McGill Daily

Indian Status Cards have recently been refused by major Montreal stores, according to several sources. The cards, issued by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada under the Indian Act, provide federal tax exemptions to Status Indians. While the majority of major department stores recognize the cards, Walmart and Zellers reportedly only offer tax exemptions to […]

by rnnationtalk on November 28, 20121132 Views

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White River First Nation leaves central group – CBC News

The White River First Nation has withdrawn from the Council of Yukon First Nations, a central organization for First Nations in the territory. Council Grand Chief Ruth Massie said she is shocked that White River has chosen to separate. “They have decided to look after their own community priorities and, of course, that affects our […]

by rnnationtalk on November 28, 2012412 Views

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Marc Labelle one of ten RBC Aboriginal Student Awards recipients – Attends Northern Ontario School of Medicine – Netnewsledger

THUNDER BAY – RBC today announced the 10 recipients of the 2012 RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program, selected from over 500 applicants who are pursuing post-secondary education. Marc Labelle from North Bay Ontario who is attending the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is one of this year’s RBC winners. “With the Aboriginal population growing nearly […]

by rnnationtalk on November 28, 2012596 Views

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Paul Martin supports Aboriginal youth entrepreneurs in Vancouver – The Tyee

A partnership between the Aboriginal community, the Vancouver School Board, and the Martin Aboriginal Education initiative to pilot an Aboriginal youth entrepreneurship course was officially recognized at Britannia Secondary School this morning with a signed agreement and visit from former prime minister Paul Martin. The Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP) piloted at Britannia in 2011/12, […]

by rnnationtalk on November 28, 2012476 Views

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Examining the state of equity and diversity at McGill – McGill Daily

Currently, 11 out of 25 senior administrators at McGill are women, and one out of these 25 is a person of colour. Out of 12 faculty and library deans, four are women and none is a person of colour. The issue of equity and diversity at McGill is one that is constantly raised and examined […]

by rnnationtalk on November 28, 2012402 Views

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Students push for University divestment from fossil fuels, Plan Nord – McGill Daily

A group of students, Decorporatize McGill, recently launched a petition urging McGill to divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies and firms directly involved in the Plan Nord, the Quebec government’s controversial plan to develop the natural resources extraction sector in the north of the province. The petition will be presented to the Committee to […]

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A Dare to Innovate – DareArts

Webequie First Nation, OntarioFall, 2012 This year TEAM DAREarts worked with the students of Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre on the idea of developing a product, branding and displaying that product with the prospect of creating something unique. Moccasins were the product that the students worked on. D’arcy Moses, renowned fashion designer and Dene artist, […]

by aanationtalk on November 28, 2012793 Views

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Better health prospects for Indigenous children – ABC Online

Wed Nov 28, 2012 A report into the health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory shows improvements have been made but there is still a long way to go. The Australian Institute of Health report is the final review of services funded under the Emergency Response Child Health Check. During the past five years […]

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Arrow unveils CQ scholarships for Indigenous uni students – Central Queensland news

28th Nov 2012 A NEW program in the Gladstone region will give indigenous kids a better chance of going to university. Arrow Energy will establish six Indigenous scholarships at CQUniversity as part of a new statewide education partnership announced today. Arrow CEO Andrew Faulkner said the two-year, $120,000 scholarship program was aimed at encouraging Indigenous […]

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Aboriginal elders’ stories on iPhone app – ABC Message Stick

November 28, 2012 A major tourism project based on Aboriginal story telling has been launched in Port Macquarie this morning. The Legendary Pacific Coast and regional Aboriginal communities have joined forces for the project. The Saltwater-Freshwater Arts Alliance has recorded 34 Aboriginal Stories to be shared on the Legendary Pacific Coast iPhone app. Alliance spokeswoman […]

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Prince William searches for missing skull of Aboriginal resistance leader Pemulwuy – Adelaide Now

November 28, 2012 PRINCE William wants to find the skull of an Aboriginal resistance leader once thought to be in a jar at the British Natural History Museum. However, British officials cannot find the remains of Pemulwuy and are asking Australia for help with records that might help trace his remains. In April, 2010, Aboriginal […]

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Aboriginal group Chairman admits FMG ties and frustration – ABC Message Stick

Broadcast: 28/11/2012 Transcript LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: A long-running Native Title dispute involving one of Australia’s richest miners took a dramatic turn today. After years of silence, the highest ranking officer of an Indigenous group has conceded the group was created and funded by Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group. FMG stands accused of setting up […]

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New chief for Tsuu T’ina – CBC.ca

Nov 27, 2012 The Tsuu T’ina First Nation has elected a new chief. Members of the first nation, southwest of Calgary, cast ballots Monday, electing Roy Whitney as chief. He defeated incumbent Sandford Big Plume. More than 1,000 people were eligible to vote. The First Nation is planning a casino expansion and hotel project, and […]

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Uranium firms offer deal to Sask. community – Regina Leader-Post

Agreement sparks opposition By Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix November 27, 2012 An offer by uranium giants Cameco Corp. and Areva could soon deliver jobs, cash payments and other benefits to the northern community of Pinehouse, but some residents worry it’s a thinly veiled attempt to buy their silence. Gary Merasty, Cameco’s vice-president of corporate social […]

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Zen meets medicine – CMAJ

November 27, 2012 Physician as theologian? It just might be the next dimension of modern medicine, according to proponents of “spiritual health care.” As defined in the province of Manitoba’s recently unveiled spiritual health care plan — the country’s first — it’s not necessarily a religious concept. But it is “therapeutic,” states the plan, Health and the Human […]

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Social worker recalls little at Phoenix Sinclair inquiry – CBC.ca

‘I can’t recall,’ Delores Chief-Abigosis says repeatedly CBC News Posted: Nov 26, 2012 A social worker who was assigned to Phoenix Sinclair’s family in 2000 could not remember many details of the case at a public inquiry looking into the Manitoba girl’s death. Delores Chief-Abigosis, who was assigned to Phoenix’s case after the little girl […]

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