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Close education funding gap, native leaders urge – Toronto Star

Close education funding gap, native leaders urge

Published On Tue Sep 21 2010

OTTAWA—Native leaders are urging MPs to back efforts to improve aboriginal education programs.

They say native schools are short-changed by the federal government, with per-capita spending well below provincial levels.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/864161–close-education-funding-gap-native-leaders-urge

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First Nations leaders demand more money for education – Vancouver Sun

First Nations leaders demand more money for education

By Laura Stone, Postmedia News September 21, 2010

OTTAWA — Canada’s aboriginal leaders want the federal government to “step up to the plate” with funding and a comprehensive plan for First Nations education that addresses problems plaguing children’s learning, both on and off reserve.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/First+Nations+leaders+demand+more+money+education/3557207/story.html#ixzz10Bx7ecgF

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Prevention is vital: expert – Regina Leader-Post

Prevention is vital: expert

By Tim Switzer, Leader-Post September 21, 2010

More money needs to be directed to gang prevention and intervention within the Canadian justice system, says a prominent gang expert.

“We spend almost all the money in this country and in Saskatchewan in terms of gang-involved people on corrections and policing and suppression,” said Mark Totten, who works on anti-gang initiatives across the country.

Read more: http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Prevention+vital+expert/3553835/story.html#ixzz10Bwc8d8C

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The Tories are running on empty, so don’t expect much progress – Globe and Mail

The Tories are running on empty, so don’t expect much progress
Harper’s Conservatives lack a compelling agenda and the Liberals apparently will oppose everything

Jeffrey Simpson
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2010

That the 15-year-old long-gun registry is the transfixing issue as Parliament resumes, with a vote to be held on Wednesday, offers a sad but telling commentary on the state of Canadian politics.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/the-tories-are-running-on-empty-so-dont-expect-much-progress/article1715346/?cmpid=rss1&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheGlobeAndMail-Front+(The+Globe+and+Mail+-+Latest+News)

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Ottawa must not sell out Tsilhqot’in – Globe and Mail

Ottawa must not sell out Tsilhqot’in
Approval of copper-gold mine would be a declaration that might is right and greed is paramount

Marilyn Baptiste
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
Published on Monday, Sep. 20, 2010

What would you do if another country, many times more populous and powerful, decides that it wants Canada’s water and, after listening to all the reasons why it cannot not simply take it, announces that it is going to do exactly that?

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/ottawa-must-not-sell-out-tsilhqotin/article1715503/

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Guidelines issued for Arctic offshore drilling review – Globe and Mail

Guidelines issued for Arctic offshore drilling review

Last updated on Monday, Sep. 20, 2010 7:35PM EDT

The National Energy Board has issued the guidelines for its Arctic offshore drilling review, revealing a scope of inquiry that is being criticized for being too industry-friendly and avoiding tough issues.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/guidelines-issued-for-arctic-offshore-drilling-review/article1715616/

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AFN chief hopes Tories make grade on native education – Globe and Mail

AFN chief hopes Tories make grade on native education

Monday, September 20, 2010
Bill Curry

Shawn Atleo, the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, is feeling optimistic the Conservative government is ready to tackle the deep-rooted problems in native education.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/afn-chief-hopes-tories-make-grade-on-native-education/article1715384/

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First Nations schools need $2B more in funding: Chiefs – National Post

First Nations schools need $2B more in funding: Chiefs

Laura Stone, Postmedia News · Monday, Sept. 20, 2010

OTTAWA — As many as 50 First Nations chiefs from across the country are gathering in Ottawa this week to urge the federal government to close what they say is a “massive gap” in children’s education.

Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/First+Nations+schools+need+more+funding+Chiefs/3552743/story.html#ixzz10Bq5LUfv

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Aboriginal grandmothers march today – Winnipeg Free Press

Aboriginal grandmothers march today

By: Staff Writer
Posted: 21/09/2010

The fourth annual Grandmothers Protecting Our Children Sacred Walk takes places today.

The walk, which was initiated three years ago as a means of raising awareness about the abuse and sexual exploitation of all children in Winnipeg and across the country, starts at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House at the corner of Main Street and Higgins Avenue at 10 a.m. and concludes at The Forks Market.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Aboriginal-grandmothers-march-today-103434714.html

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Aboriginal groups lobbying for better deal on underfunded education – Winnipeg Free Press

Aboriginal groups lobbying for better deal on underfunded education

By: The Canadian Press
Posted: 21/09/2010

OTTAWA – Native leaders are urging MPs to back efforts to improve aboriginal education programs.

They say native schools are short-changed by the federal government, with per-capita spending well below provincial levels.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/aboriginal-groups-lobbying-for-better-deal-on-underfunded-education-103432039.html

by NationTalk on September 21, 2010595 Views

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‘There’s nothing we’ve done that’s illegal’ – National Post

‘There’s nothing we’ve done that’s illegal’

By Tom Blackwell in Kahnawake, Que., National Post · Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010

In part three of a five-part series on the contraband tobacco business, the Post explores the growing debate over organized crime’s role.

On a sunny June day last year, officers from federal, Quebec and Mohawk police stormed into a steel-and-glass industrial complex on the outskirts of this Mohawk reserve, and hauled away several of the people inside.

Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Tobacco+There+nothing+done+that+illegal/3552952/story.html#ixzz10B3F3h1s

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More money needed for gang prevention: expert – Regina Leader-Post

More money needed for gang prevention: expert

By TIM SWITZER, Leader-Post September 20, 2010

REGINA — More money needs to be directed to gang prevention and intervention within the Canadian justice system says a prominent gang expert.

Read more: http://www.leaderpost.com/news/More+money+needed+gang+prevention+expert/3552895/story.html#ixzz108XNqzID

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Arctic drilling review moves forward – CBC.ca

Arctic drilling review moves forward

Last Updated: Monday, September 20, 2010

Canada’s energy regulator is moving ahead with its broad review of Arctic offshore drilling rules by meeting this fall with aboriginal groups, northern communities and governments.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/09/20/neb-arctic-offshore-drilling-review.html#ixzz108WyITkc

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Four sparks light aboriginal fires – Toronto Star

Four sparks light aboriginal fires

Christopher Alcantara
Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University

Last week, the Ontario government announced that it planned to pass the Far North Act, a controversial piece of legislation that is designed to reconcile environmental, business and indigenous interests in Northern Ontario.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/863945–four-sparks-light-aboriginal-fires

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Importance of the Arctic Council underlined at the meeting between Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon and Alexander Stubb – formin.finland.fi

Importance of the Arctic Council underlined at the meeting between Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon and Alexander Stubb

News, 9/20/2010

Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, visited Finland on 17 September at the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Stubb. The visit was one stop during the Minister’s one-week tour. Cannon arrived in Helsinki after having met his colleagues in Oslo and Moscow.

Read more: http://formin.finland.fi/public/default.aspx?contentid=200906&nodeid=15148&contentlan=2&culture=en-US

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Rock ‘n’ rolling off the mother tongue – Globe and Mail

Rock ‘n’ rolling off the mother tongue

Tom Hawthorn
Victoria — From Monday’s Globe and Mail
Published on Monday, Sep. 20, 2010

Art Napoleon tells a story about himself. He was six or so when his teacher conducted a talent show.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/tom-hawthorn/rock-n-rolling-off-the-mother-tongue/article1714161/

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Why privatization of reserve lands risks aboriginal ruin – Lawyers Weekly

Why privatization of reserve lands risks aboriginal ruin

By John Rowinski
September 24 2010 issue

The federal government is exploring a voluntary regime of private ownership of reserve lands in Canada. This is an idea that is premature and short-sighted.

Read more: http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/index.php?section=article&volume=30&number=19&article=3

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Oil sands in DC: the party never stops – Macleans.ca

Oil sands in DC: the party never stops

by Luiza Ch. Savage on Monday, September 20, 2010

The governments of Alberta and Saskatchewan, along with industry, making their pro-oil sands cases for some time on Capitol Hill. The environmentalists have also been beefing up their presence. Now come the First Nations leaders:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A delegation of indigenous leaders from Canada and the U.S. will hold a media briefing in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, September 22. The leaders are in the U.S. capital this week to discuss their concerns over the impacts of tar sands development with high-ranking officials in light of deliberations over the Keystone XL pipeline project.

Read more: http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/09/20/oil-sands-in-dc-the-party-never-stops/

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School tries to expand aboriginal education – Canada.com

School tries to expand aboriginal education

By Robert Barron, The Daily News September 20, 2010

With a growing number of aboriginal students in its classrooms, Pleasant Valley Elementary School is embarking on new programs this year to make all of its students feel welcome and included.

Read more: http://www.canada.com/School+tries+expand+aboriginal+education/3549372/story.html

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A different kind of ‘grow op’ – National Post

A different kind of ‘grow op’

Tom Blackwell, National Post · Monday, Sept. 20, 2010

In part two of a five-part series on the contraband tobacco business, the Post looks at how Ontario farmers are feeding a growing underground economy.

Three months ago, a southwestern Ontario farmer reportedly sold 90,000 lbs. of raw-leaf tobacco, about a tenth of the crop produced on the area’s largest farms, to a shadowy buyer. The eye-popping, secret payment he pocketed in return was $1-million — in cash — close to five times the price he would have commanded on the legal market.

Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/different+kind+grow/3549004/story.html#ixzz105ZuPm6v

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First Nation Questions Provincial Government on Prosperity Mine Plan‎ – Opinion250 News

First Nation Questions Provincial Government on Prosperity Mine Plan‎

By 250 News
Sunday, September 19, 2010

Williams Lake, B.C. – First Nations in the Chilcotin are calling it a case of government hypocrisy.

The Tsilhqot’in Nation wants the BC Government to explain why an area it deemed too sensitive for a lodge expansion in 2004 is now okay for an open-pit mine which the TNG says will destroy lakes, streams and devastate 35 square kilometres of wilderness.

Read more: http://www.opinion250.com/blog/view/17620/1/first+nation+questions+provincial+government+on+prosperity+mine+plan

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Balance in far north bill‎ – Toronto Star

Balance in far north bill‎

Published On Sun Sep 19 2010

Beyond romantic notions of caribou running wild across endless tundra, most Ontarians know very little about the northernmost 40 per cent of our province.

Much of the land is barren and beautiful, but it is also facing increasing pressure for development; logging, mining and power companies all see great potential there.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/862982–balance-in-far-north-bill

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Benefit concert to help rebuild Kawacatoose First Nation after tornado‎ – Global Winnipeg

Benefit concert to help rebuild Kawacatoose First Nation after tornado‎

Sarah Richter, with files from Scott McLean, Global Regina: Saturday, September 18, 2010

Residents of the Kawacatoose First Nation hope a benefit concert will raise enough money to help the community rebuild after a tornado devastate the Raymore area in July.

Read more: http://www.globalwinnipeg.com/Benefit+concert+help+rebuild+Kawacatoose+First+Nation+after+tornado/3545812/story.html

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First Nations leaders in DC to urge politicians to reject oilsands – Winnipeg Free Press

First Nations leaders in D.C. to urge politicians to reject oilsands pipeline

By: Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press
Posted: 19/09/2010

First Nations leaders are heading to Washington on Monday to persuade officials to reject a pipeline project that would pump more “dirty oil” from Alberta into the United States.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/first-nations-leaders-in-dc-to-urge-politicians-to-reject-oilsands-pipeline-103239034.html

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Four communities join in historic MOU signing‎ – La Ronge Northerner

Four communities join in historic MOU signing‎

Sun, 19 Sep 2010

The four communities, the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB), Jim Brady Metis Local, Northern Village of Air Ronge and Town of La Ronge joined in signing, on what Chief Tammy Cook-Searson termed a “historic day,” a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will lead to the creation of a round table and working group to address the issue of addictions in the area.

Read more: http://www.townoflaronge.ca/TheNortherner/Story.php?id=744

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BMO Financial Group Presented with PAR Award by CCAB – Business Review Canada

BMO Financial Group Presented with PAR Award by CCAB
For its efforts to enhance partnerships with Canada’s First Peoples, BMO Financial Group presented with its third PAR Gold Award

Max Williams | Sun Sep 19, 2010

At the 8th Annual Gala Dinner, BMO Financial Group was presented with a Gold Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Award by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) for its efforts to enhance partnerships with Canada’s First Peoples.

Read more: http://www.businessreviewcanada.ca/news/bmo-bank-montreal/bmo-financial-group-presented-par-award-ccab

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Northeast natives rally against dam – Valley Echo

Northeast natives rally against dam

Updated: September 19, 2010

VICTORIA – About 200 people gathered in the rain on the legislature lawn Sunday to call for a halt to plans for a third dam on the Peace River.

Read more: http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/invermerevalleyecho/news/103243194.html

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Aboriginal childcare offers Inuktitut to Montreal tots – Nunatsiaq News

Aboriginal childcare offers Inuktitut to Montreal tots
The Rising Sun childcare centre serves the city’s aboriginal families

SARAH ROGERS

MONTREAL — “Caribou, caribou, do you have skin?”

Educator Gina Adams sings the Inuktitut song to group of nine squirming preschoolers seated around her.

Read more: http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/1909102_aboriginal_childcare_offers_inuktitut_to_Montreal_tots/

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The New Big Tobacco: Inside Canada’s underground tobacco industry, a five-part … – National Post

The New Big Tobacco: Inside Canada’s underground tobacco industry, a five-part series

September 18, 2010
by Tom Blackwell

They’re surrounded by high fences, security guards and a general air of secrecy; rarely is there any identifying sign. The factories at the heart of Canada’s surprising underground tobacco industry are scattered secretively through four Ontario and Quebec aboriginal communities, operating with virtual impunity and churning out so many cheap, tax-free cigarettes, some critics believe they have brought to a halt a decades-long decline in smoking rates. Yet those plants have also given an entrepreneurial, free-market jolt to depressed native economies, creating boom towns and cigarette mansions. Starting on Saturday, a five-part National Post series will take readers inside the Mohawk-dominated contraband business and its spinoffs, and through the prickly politics that has allowed it to flourish for almost a decade.

Read more: http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/09/18/post-preview-inside-canadas-underground-tobacco-industry-a-five-part-series/#ixzz0zu85VBgv

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How we fail aboriginal students – Calgary Herald

How we fail aboriginal students
Lack of funds and support for reserve schools jeopardize the futures of First Nations kids, national chief says

By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal

BROKEN PENCILS – Twenty years of local control hasn’t fixed First Nations education, and 9,000 students risk being marginalized the rest of their lives.

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/fail+aboriginal+students/3537770/story.html#ixzz0zu70MG40

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Two plead guilty to defrauding aboriginal groups of $900k – Vancouver Sun

Two plead guilty to defrauding aboriginal groups of $900k

By Jane Seyd, North Shore News September 18, 2010

Two men have pleaded guilty in B.C. Supreme Court to defrauding two West Vancouver-based aboriginal organizations of more than $900,000.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/plead+guilty+defrauding+aboriginal+groups+900k/3543288/story.html#ixzz0zu6ZKbMp

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A true political survivor – Vancouver Sun

A true political survivor
Five years since his cancer diagnosis, Chilliwack’s Chuck Strahl is going full steam ahead

By Darah Hansen, Vancouver Sun; With Files From Postmedia News September 18, 2010

Chuck Strahl is a busy man.

Since his appointment to the Transport, Infrastructure and Communities portfolio a month ago, the Tory member of Parliament from Chilliwack with the squeaky-clean reputation has spent much of his days — and evenings — in endless rounds of meet-and-greets with various government stakeholders, all of them looking to bend the new minister’s ear before the House of Commons convenes Monday.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/true+political+survivor/3543306/story.html#ixzz0zu5YnOHo

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Sinclair family files $1.6-M wrongful death lawsuit – Winnipeg Sun

Sinclair family files $1.6-M wrongful death lawsuit

By DEAN PRITCHARD, Winnipeg Sun
Last Updated: September 17, 2010

The family of Brian Sinclair — the man who died after waiting 34 hours at Health Sciences Centre without receiving care — has filed a $1.6-million lawsuit against the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the province.

Read more: http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/winnipeg/2010/09/17/15394316.html

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The 1995 armed 31-day standoff over aboriginal title at BC’s Gustafsen Lake – Globe and Mail

The 1995 armed 31-day standoff over aboriginal title at B.C.’s Gustafsen Lake

The Gustafsen confrontation occurred after about 20 natives refused to leave the property of rancher Lyle James. Tensions peaked on Sept. 11, when thousands of rounds of ammunition were fired after a vehicle driven by activists was blown up by an explosive device buried in the road. The occupation ended peacefully six days later. Fourteen natives and four non-natives were convicted on charges related mostly to trespassing. Wolverine was found guilty of assaulting a police officer and discharging a firearm.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/the-1995-armed-31-day-standoff-over-aboriginal-title-at-bcs-gustafsen-lake/article1712894/

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After the Indian Act – National Post

After the Indian Act

Special to the National Post · Friday, Sept. 17, 2010

To paraphrase one of my favourite history professors, “It is easier to destroy something than to create something new.”

He was talking about Stuart Britain, and more specifically the beheading of Charles I during the English Civil War — a period when it was popular to discuss dramatically reconfiguring society and politics. Later, France would take this “big bang” approach to its logical conclusion. Their revolution had horrifying results for human rights.

Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/After+Indian/3537598/story.html#ixzz0zuf15pgy

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B.C. First Nations lacking capacity to take advantage of development opportunities: Teck Resources – BIV

B.C. First Nations lacking capacity to take advantage of development opportunities: Teck Resources

Friday, 17 September 2010

David Parker has spent the better part of the past 20 years travelling throughout the Americas negotiating business deals with aboriginal groups. Today, he’s vice-president of sustainability at Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.A/TCK.B), B.C.’s largest mining company.

Read More: http://www.bivinteractive.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3093&Itemid=32

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Atleo applauds business and First Nations ties at Vancouver gala – Business in Vancouver

Atleo applauds business and First Nations ties at Vancouver gala

Friday, 17 September 2010

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo was in Vancouver Thursday to celebrate new partnerships between Canada’s aboriginal and business communities.

Read more: http://www.bivinteractive.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3092&Itemid=46

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Scientists want Ottawa to monitor oilsands fish – CTV

Scientists want Ottawa to monitor oilsands fish

The Canadian Press
Date: Friday Sep. 17, 2010

EDMONTON — The fish are hard to look at.

One whitefish has a golfball-sized tumour bulging from its side. Another is simply missing part of its spine, its tail growing from a stumpy rear end.

Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20100917/Oilsands-Fish-100917/

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Stranded woman’s death blamed on human error – CTV

Stranded woman’s death blamed on human error

CTV.ca News Staff
Date: Thu. Sep. 16 2010

The RCMP has apologized for an emergency dispatcher’s mistake which played a part in the death of a young Aboriginal woman six months ago.

Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20100916/stranded-rcmp-sask-100916/

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Waiting-room death prompts family to sue – CBC.ca

Waiting-room death prompts family to sue

Last Updated: Thursday, September 16, 2010.

The family of an aboriginal man found dead after spending 34 hours in an emergency department says it will sue a Winnipeg hospital, medical staff, the regional health authority and the Manitoba government.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/09/16/mb-brian-sinclair-lawsuit-hospital.html#ixzz0ztFKOgTs

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Post preview: Inside Canada’s underground tobacco industry, a five-part series – National Post

Post preview: Inside Canada’s underground tobacco industry, a five-part series

National Post Staff September 17, 2010
by Tom Blackwell

They’re surrounded by high fences, security guards and a general air of secrecy; rarely is there any identifying sign. The factories at the heart of Canada’s surprising underground tobacco industry are scattered secretively through four Ontario and Quebec aboriginal communities, operating with virtual impunity and churning out so many cheap, tax-free cigarettes, some critics believe they have brought to a halt a decades-long decline in smoking rates. Yet those plants have also given an entrepreneurial, free-market jolt to depressed native economies, creating boom towns and cigarette mansions. Starting on Saturday, a five-part National Post series will take readers inside the Mohawk-dominated contraband business and its spinoffs, and through the prickly politics that has allowed it to flourish for almost a decade.

Read more: http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/09/17/post-preview-inside-canadas-underground-tobacco-industry-a-five-part-series/#ixzz0ztExh8iO

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Get ready for fight over north, natives tell province – Ottawa Citizen

Get ready for fight over north, natives tell province
Leaders worried they will lose control of lands under proposed legislation

By Lee Greenberg, The Ottawa Citizen September 17, 2010
Ontario is heading for conflict with First Nations, native leaders said Thursday after the province moved ahead with contentious legislation governing northern development.

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/ready+fight+over+north+natives+tell+province/3536914/story.html#ixzz0ztEaZHtG

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Indigenous people standing their ground – Guelph Mercury

Indigenous people standing their ground

September 17, 2010
By Christopher Alcantara

Twenty years ago, during the summer of 1990, members of the Mohawk Nation in Quebec mobilized to stop the City of Oka and private developers from building a golf course and luxury condominiums on their traditional lands, some of which contained burial grounds.

Read more: http://news.guelphmercury.com/Opinions/EditorialOpinion/article/688773

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Community work, new arts and culture magazine: Bamoseda report – 660 News

Community work, new arts and culture magazine: Bamoseda report

This week on Bamoseda: Friday, Sept. 17

Aboriginal Youth and Elders are preserving stories about the night sky in a multi-media format. The ‘Stories of the Night Sky’ project is hosted by the National Association of Friendship Centres.

Read more: http://www.660news.com/news/national/article/103147–community-work-new-arts-and-culture-magazine-bamoseda-report

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Calgary to host northern forum – Calgary Herald

Calgary to host northern forum

From Herald News Services September 17, 2010

Research – The second Canada-U. S. northern oil and gas research forum will be held in Calgary from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, the Canadian government announced Thursday.

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology/Calgary+host+northern+forum/3538742/story.html#ixzz0ztCsL8fZ

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Multimillion-dollar deal for community over river diversion – Winnipeg Free Press

Multimillion-dollar deal for community over river diversion

By: Staff Writer
Posted: 17/09/2010

THE province has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement in a 20-year-old dispute with the Cross Lake community council over the devastating effects caused by the Churchill River diversion project that will also include thousands of hectares of land in compensation.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/multimillion-dollar-deal-for-community-over-river-diversion-103119764.html

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Ottawa fled responsibility for reserve schools – Edmonton Journal

Ottawa fled responsibility for reserve schools
Bands were given control of education, but without adequate expertise for support or backup

By Elise Stolte, edmontonjournal.com September 17, 2010

EDMONTON – Kids threw stones at 11-year-old Leona Makokis on her first day in the St. Paul school.

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Excerpt: ‘All for a bloody golf course’ – Ottawa Citizen

Excerpt: ‘All for a bloody golf course’

The Ottawa Citizen September 16, 2010

Twenty years ago, on July 11, 1990 a conflict between Mohawks and whites at the town of Oka, just west of Montreal, turned into a fusillade of gunfire and a police officer was killed when the Sûreté du Québec moved in to enforce an injunction against a native blockade. At issue was the town’s plan to expand a golf course on a piece of disputed land in the community of Kanesatake. The escalating crisis gripped the country, and in August the Canadian army stepped in. The standoff finally ended on Sept. 26.

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Act may spark conflict – Timmins Daily Press

Act may spark conflict

Posted By RON GRECH THE DAILY PRESS

Native blockades and confrontations with resource-based industries will be the inevitable result if Premier Dalton McGuinty rams through the Far North Act without satisfying First Nations’ demands for consultation, the province is being warned.

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Strong sense of self propels success – Calgary Herald

Strong sense of self propels success

By Karla Spilsted, For Neighbours September 16, 2010

United Way

The cafeteria at Bishop Grandin High School was decorated with candles, white linen and symbols reflecting the cultures of local Aboriginal peoples.

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