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Historic land transfer finalised in Torres Strait – ABC Message Stick

December 14, 2012 The Queensland Government says history has been made with the first Indigenous land transfer of an entire community in the Torres Strait. The Meriam people were the first in Australia to have their native title rights recognised with the High Court’s Mabo decision 20 years ago. The Queensland Government annexed the islands […]

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Indigenous leaders tackle suicide rates – SBS

National strategy launched to reduce Indigenous suicide rates 14 DEC 2012 Some of the country’s leading healers are putting together a national strategy they hope will see a decrease in the tragic suicide rates plaguing black Australia. Some of the country’s leading healers are putting together a national strategy they hope will see a decrease […]

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Grand ties forged with indigenous communities – Brisbane Times

December 15, 2012 FROM little things big corporations grow. For the past 11 years, with no fanfare, dozens of businesses have been sending their executives and other staff to work – for five weeks or more at a time – with disadvantaged indigenous communities. The communities have grown tangibly and so have the staff and […]

by aanationtalk on December 14, 2012440 Views

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New generation ripe with promise – Sydney Morning Herald

December 15, 2012 It’s time to recognise and celebrate the successes of Aboriginal Australia and inspire hope in indigenous young people. Boyer Lecture Australia’s mining wealth has had varied impacts on our economy and the incomes of Australians. It is clear the result has increased income levels for a large majority. Aboriginal people have not […]

by aanationtalk on December 14, 2012751 Views

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Chasing Ice: Film chronicles melting Arctic glaciers – Responding to Climate Change

13 December 2012 Greenland’s melting ice sheets have been captured on film closer then ever before. Photographer James Balog says he was once a skeptic about climate change, but his latest project, the Extreme Ice Survey, appears to have changed his mind. Chasing Ice, which is in cinemas from December 14, chronicles collapsing ice sheets […]

by aanationtalk on December 13, 2012784 Views

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Celebrating Aboriginal achievement at the Marine Campus – BCIT

 December 12, 2012 by Andrea Bellamy BCIT celebrated the success of Marine Engineering Cadet Alfred Crocker who recently received the Norma Rose Point Success Grant for Aboriginal students. Named for beloved  BCIT Aboriginal Services Advisor Norma Rose Point, who passed away in July 2012, the grant recognizes the success of an Aboriginal student at BCIT. […]

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Finding each other in the big city: A new Aboriginal group aims to bring professionals together – Yonge Street Media

KELLI KORDUCKI | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012 Gabrielle Scrimshaw, a member of the Hatchet Lake First Nation, moved to Toronto from Northern Saskatchewan for a job opportunity two years ago. She admits that the move was a scary one. She had only been to the city twice before. She didn’t know anyone. There was a […]

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Back in Nunavut, Tootoo uses youth camp to keep fit – Nunatsiaq News

December 13, 2012 “These kids are our future, and it’s an honour to be role model for these kids” When National Hockey League star Jordin Tootoo took his first step off the airplane and gazed out onto his home town of Rankin Inlet, it took his breath away. It most likely had something to do […]

by aanationtalk on December 13, 2012467 Views

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December 6 – 12, 2012: Five Key Indigenous Peoples Issues – South America, New Zealand, Asia, Papua, United States

12 December 2012 South America: Indigenous Leaders Demand To Be Heard The fight to save the environment from predatory multinationals is currently one of the greatest causes of social unrest in Latin America. New Zealand: Deed Of Settlement Signed With Ngati Toa Rangatira The Crown signed a deed of settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty […]

by aanationtalk on December 13, 2012569 Views

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Funding cut in half for oilsands environmental group – Global Edmonton

December 13, 2012 EDMONTON – In a sudden move, oilsands companies this week chopped in half funding to the region’s major environmental policy group and called for an immediate review of the need for the 12-year old Cumulative Environment Management Association. The funding cutback — to $2.5 million down from last year’s $5 million — […]

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Summer CJ Fowler Murder Renews Call For National Inquiry – Huffington Post

12/12/2012 VANCOUVER – The parents of an aboriginal girl found murdered last week in Kamloops, B.C., have joined the call for a national inquiry into murdered and missing First Nations women. Matilda Fowler and Glen Wilson, the mother and father of 16-year-old CJ Fowler, joined Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo and other […]

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A sign of distress – The Chronicle Journal

December 13, 2012 I am taking full responsibility for holding the Canadian flag upside down at Lakehead University Dec. 9 and during the Idle No More Thunder Bay event at the Department of Indian Affairs on Dec. 10 (front-page photos, Dec. 10, 11). An apology for this is deemed necessary (letter, Dec. 11). The upside-down […]

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Canada’s Biggest Iron Mine Moves Closer to Reality – Resource Investing News

Thursday December 13, 2012 On December 3, Baffinland Iron Mines received approval from the Canadian federal government for its massive Mary River iron ore project in the Arctic. The recommendation came after the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) gave Mary River a positive recommendation in September. The NIRB’s report contains 182 terms and conditions aimed […]

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Bruce Hyer – First nations of Northwestern Ontario are concerned that their rights have been trampled by Bill C-45 – Net Newsledger

OTTAWA – Leaders Ledger – The first nations of northwestern Ontario are concerned that their rights have been trampled by Bill C-45, the government’s omnibus budget bill. Concerns include leasing of reserve land, on-reserve voting rights and scrapping the Navigable Waters Protection Act, which reduced protection of millions of our lakes and rivers to less than […]

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Coalition of environmentalists, farmers, First Nations says no to Site C dam – Vancouver Sun

Groups argue Peace region has suffered from unrestrained resource development By Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun December 12, 2012 Aboriginals, farmers, and environmentalists are joining forces to defeat BC Hydro’s planned Site C dam on the Peace River. They say the northeast has given up much for resource development — oil and gas, coal mining, logging, […]

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Parents of Murdered Aboriginal Girl From the Hazeltons Demand National Inquiry – CFTKTV

Emotional news conference held in Vancouver today 12/12/2012 The parents of a murdered girl from the Hazeltons have issued an emotional plea for a national inquiry into missing or murdered first nations women and girls in Canada. Matilda Fowler says, as she grieves the loss of her 16-year-old daughter, C-J Morningstar Fowler, she’s comforted by […]

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Slaying of BC teen renews calls for public Inquiry – CBC.ca

Last Updated: Dec 12, 2012 The parents of an aboriginal girl believed to be the victim of a homicide last week in Kamloops, B.C., want a national inquiry into slain and missing First Nations women. The body of Summer Star Elizabeth Krista-Lee (CJ) Fowler, 16, of the Gitanmaax First Nation Band near Terrace, was discovered […]

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Building An Igloo? What Nunavut Children Learn in School – Huffington Post

12/12/2012 Eva Aariak had a problem. The young Inuk woman from Arctic Bay — in what is now Nunavut — had received a good education away from home, attending a hands-on vocational school in Churchill, Manitoba, and courses at Algonquin and Kemptville colleges in Ontario. She had learned bookkeeping and typing, and had even helped […]

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Comp’s Health & Wellness Centre open for business – Alberta Daily Herald

December 12, 2012 It’s a new dawn for the Composite High school, after a beleaguering year punctuated with a mental health epidemic and teen fatalities. The Grande Prairie Public School district and the Comp unveiled the school’s Student Health & Wellness Centre on Tuesday night to the public, ushering in a whole host of specialized […]

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Not so much a roadmap, more a dead-end pass – The Canberra Times

December 14, 2012Opinion COAG’s mental health plans take us nowhere new, writes Sebastian Rosenberg The apotheosis of political decision making in Australia is the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). Like New York, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Last Friday, COAG issued its Roadmap for National Mental Health Reform 2012-2022, […]

by aanationtalk on December 13, 2012413 Views

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NITV goes free-to-air – SBS

12 DEC 2012 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated National Indigenous Television Network (NITV) on their historic free-to-air launch. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated National Indigenous Television Network (NITV) on their historic free-to-air launch.  During his message, Ki-moon applauded NITV for its work in challenging the stereotypes of Indigenous people. “This is a momentous achievement for […]

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New training opportunities to help indigenous youth – Bundaberg News

13th Dec 2012 A TWO year dream became a reality this week for a Gladstone company hoping to benefit the careers of young Aboriginal people. The first Identify forklift training course was held over two days in Gladstone. Identify are labour and training specialists. Training manager Lindsey Wassell said the course’s success has been the […]

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Indigenous Aussies ‘should vote for their own senators’ – SBS

13 DEC 2012 Indigenous Australians should be able to elect Indigenous senators, human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC told Living Black.  Indigenous Australians should be able to elect Indigenous senators, a human rights lawyer says. Geoffrey Robertson QC told Living Black presenter Karla Grant that Australia lags behind other countries when it comes to recognising […]

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Indigenous Aussies embrace round ball game – Fifa.com

12 December 2012 Indigenous Australians have long made a strong contribution to the nation’s rich sporting landscape, but until recently few had made a major impact in football. That is now changing with a host of male and female Aborigines featuring not only in the national league, but also representing their country. Now Football Federation […]

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Death of First Nations teen in Kamloops a mystery – The Province

 DECEMBER 12, 2012 First Nations leaders and the family of Summer “C.J.” Fowler are expected to shed more light into the mysterious death last week of the 16-year-old in Kamloops. The young woman’s body was found Dec. 5 by a man walking his dog. An autopsy has confirmed the girl, who is a member of […]

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Aboriginal Affairs says it will meet with starving Spence – CBC.ca

NDP MP for Attawapiskat area says First Nations chief wants to discuss treaty obligations CBC News Posted: Dec 12, 2012 The Chief of Attawapiskat is waiting with an empty stomach in Ottawa for an audience with the Prime Minister. Theresa Spence has now finished the first full 24-hours of her hunger strike in an effort […]

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Tsawwassen First Nation ruling sets stage for tense rematch – Globe and Mail

Dec. 11 2012 The Tsawwassen First Nation, poster child for carving out treaty and land rights within an urban environment, has been plunged into uncertainty, after an independent judicial panel tossed out the band’s recent election results. The surprise ruling means that Kim Baird, the veteran, high-profile leader who was pivotal in steering the TFN […]

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Montreal police work to protect Inuit from becoming crime victims – Nunatsiaq News

December 12, 2012 New video offers advice on dealing with infamous Cabot Square Community police officer Adalbert Pimentel wants to make Cabot Square a safer place for Montreal’s growing Inuit community. The downtown west end park has long been a gathering place for the city’s Inuit and First Nations communities. Pimentel says crime is on […]

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Anti-native racism common in Toronto health care – Toronto Star

December 12, 2012 It’s not unusual for Dr. Chandrakant Shah to have patients come to him in tears. “They tell me that they’ve been stereotyped and discriminated against,” he said. Shah, who has worked in health care among native people for 45 years and is the staff physician for Anishnawbe Health Toronto, a community health […]

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I’m in a Life-Threatening Abusive Relationship…With my Government – Huffington Post Canada

12/12/2012 Chelsea Vowel Métis from Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta. BEd, LLB. Although thousands of indigenous people all over Canada rallied together under the banner of Idle No More on December 10, there has been very little media coverage on the movement. Most of what is being said in the mainstream media is focused on Bill C-45. I’d like […]

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Phoenix Sinclair’s godmother warned social workers – CBC.ca

Dec 12, 2012 The former godmother to Phoenix Sinclair broke down while testifying Wednesday at the inquiry looking into the death of the girl. Kim Edwards wiped tears as she told the inquiry that social workers ignored her warning about Phoenix’s father. Edwards said Phoenix lived with her pretty much full-time for the first three […]

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Deal with First Nations lifts development over treaties – Nanaimo Daily News

Dirk Meissner, The Canadian PressPublished: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Ten Vancouver Island First Nations signed an extension to an agreement Monday with the provincial government that puts the pursuit of economic development ahead of land-claims treaties. The Nanwakolas group of First Nations, from northern Vancouver Island and B.C.’s mid-coast, said it views the renewed strategic […]

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First Nation chief vows to ‘die’ if necessary to improve lives of aboriginal people – The Province

DECEMBER 11, 2012 OTTAWA — Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan is offering to meet this week with a northern Ontario chief who embarked on a hunger strike Tuesday out of frustration with the federal government. Chief Theresa Spence of the remote Attawapiskat First Nation launched her protest with a vow to “die” unless the Conservative […]

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Indigenous food heroes – SBS

11th December 2012 It seems the future of food in Oz is set to glow even brighter. Aboriginal elder and food educator Aunty Beryl has opened an inner-city Sydney cafe staffed by Indigenous apprentices, serving up delicious meals accented by native ingredients. All the while, a new program has been set up with the aim […]

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Menopause and the influence of culture: another gap for Indigenous Australian women? – 7thSpace

2012-12-12 There is great variation in experience of menopause in women around the world. The purpose of this study was to review current understanding of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) women’s experiences of menopause. The literature pertaining to the perception, significance and experience of menopause from a number of cultural groups around the […]

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Aborigines more likely to be jailed – Yahoo!7 News

December 12, 2012 Aboriginal offenders in NSW and South Australia are more likely to receive prison sentences than non-indigenous criminals, a report has found. The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) on Wednesday published an analysis of lower court sentencing of indigenous offenders in the two states between 1998 and 2008. The study, by the Queensland […]

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Indigenous channel goes live today on SBS4 – Coffs Coast Advocate

12th Dec 2012 BROADCASTER SBS’s new Indigenous television channel goes live today. The historic new service, called National Indigenous Television or NITV, will broadcast on free-to-air channel SBS4. SBS managing director Michael Ebeid said today marks an important milestone in Australian broadcasting. “SBS is incredibly proud to be playing a role in delivering content about […]

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Aboriginal issues: AFL takes a look – Sydney Morning Herald

December 13, 2012 MINDFUL of clubs voicing concern about the challenges facing indigenous youngsters, the AFL will tackle Aboriginal participation at a meeting on Friday. And the Victorian club renown for promoting indigenous players, Essendon, has arranged a meeting on Thursday between Aboriginal veteran Nathan Lovett-Murray and the AFL at which Lovett-Murray will put forward […]

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First Nations rally in North Battleford to protest omnibus bill – News Talk 980

Dec 11, 2012 A drum circle led the way down 100th Street on Monday in North Battleford as First Nations protestors marched to oppose recent omnibus bill amendments by the federal government.  The numerous bill changes affect First Nations peoples across the country. The message behind the protests is that the federal government failed to […]

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Attawapiskat chief plans hunger strike to force Harper meeting – CBC.ca

‘I’m willing to die for my people and the First Nations people,’ Theresa Spence says CBC News Posted: Dec 11, 2012 The chief of the First Nations community of Attawapiskat in northern Ontario says she is willing to go on a hunger strike and risk her own health to push the Canadian government to meet […]

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Nepinak gets it half-right – Winnipeg Free Press

By: Editorial Manitoba’s aboriginal leaders announced last week they’re involved in discussions with China and OPEC members about aboriginal land and resource rights in Canada. Collateral to that announcement, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak made press-conference comments about aboriginal rights to Canada’s resources that managed to be both inflammatorily wrong and historically […]

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Quebec pays hefty price for police presence in First Nations villages – CBC.ca

Dec 11, 2012 First Nations leaders in Quebec say the province is digging deep to fund the rising costs of policing in their communities. Radio-Canada reported that the cost of having the provincial police patrol in a number of Innu, Mohawk and Algonquin communities shot up by 60 per cent between 2006 and 2011. Kanesatake […]

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Instilling pride in culture and heritage enhances learning – Vancouver Sun

DECEMBER 11, 2012 Sir William Macdonald Elementary is a small school in transition; a place where different ideas are being tried to ensure that some of Vancouver’s most vulnerable children have the best possible opportunity to succeed. Macdonald is the first urban school in B.C. to be designated as an aboriginal-focused school . Like other […]

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400 First Nations protesters march for treaty rights – Winnipeg Free Press

Rallies organized on social media By: Alexandra Paul Canada’s aboriginal rights activists stressed peace as the watchword for Winnipeg supporters who tuned in to Twitter and turned out for a lunchtime rally. Michael Champagne, a North End community organizer, told a crowd of 400 that Monday’s event at the legislature was the start of building […]

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Bill in crosshairs – TbNewsWatch.com

THUNDER BAY — The prime minister has declared war on First Nations people, says the organizer of a local rally. As part of the national Idle No More campaign, about 50 people gathered outside of the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development office on Fort William First Nation Monday morning to protest Bill C-45. The omnibus […]

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Province invests in aboriginal commercial centre – CBC.ca

Grey Rock Power Centre near Edmundston to get $500K CBC News Posted: Dec 10, 2012 The provincial government is investing $500,000 into an aboriginal commercial centre in northwestern New Brunswick. The money will help stimulate growth and development of the Grey Rock Power Centre, located on the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation, just off of the […]

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New positions will try to better connect Aboriginal communities to cancer care – Ottawa Citizen

DECEMBER 10, 2012 OTTAWA — Cancer Care Ontario has created two new positions to give Aboriginal communities better access to cancer care services. The positions will operate out of the Ottawa Hospital while providing services to the entire Champlain region. The positions, a Regional Aboriginal Cancer Lead and an Aboriginal Patient Navigator, are a joint […]

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Jim Sinclair’s long crusade was for aboriginal rights – Globe and Mail

Dec. 10 2012 Jim Sinclair knew how to make an impact. In the early 1980s, while pressing the federal government to create more affordable housing for Métis and aboriginal people who didn’t live on reserves, Sinclair and associate Wayne McKenzie were offered $10,000 for each of the dozen communities they represented. But when they approached […]

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TRC seeks more documents – Catholic Register

09 December 2012 14:14 OTTAWA – The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is seeking a court opinion on its mandate to collect government documents under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. “What is at stake here is control over history,” said TRC counsel Julian Falconer in a Dec. 3 news release. “While in the last […]

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Federal agencies pledge to improve protection of Native American sacred sites – Washington Post

December 6 WASHINGTON — Protection of sites held sacred by American Indians and Alaska Natives will be bolstered under a memorandum of understanding signed Thursday by four federal agencies and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The memo signed by the departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy and Interior also calls for improving tribal access to […]

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