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Lawyer says Alberta consult plan could make benefits agreements harder – Calgary Herald

EDMONTON – An Alberta government proposal to regulate how energy companies negotiate benefits agreements with aboriginal bands could make it harder to work such deals out, says a lawyer whose firm assists in such talks. A discussion paper, released by the government last week, suggests that a levy should be applied industry-wide to help bands […]

by NationTalk on October 29, 2012375 Views

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New Brunswick Catholics celebrate Aboriginal Saint – CBC.ca

Catholics in Fredericton celebrated an Aboriginal saint on Sunday. A week ago in the Vatican, seven new saints were canonized. Among them, Kateri Tekakwitha, the first North American Aboriginal woman to reach sainthood. Sunday in Fredericton, Catholics celebrated the occasion in the country where she was born. Marjorie Polchies, an elder from the Woodstock First […]

by NationTalk on October 29, 2012395 Views

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New Brunswick Catholics celebrate Aboriginal Saint – CBC.ca

Catholics in Fredericton celebrated an Aboriginal saint on Sunday. A week ago in the Vatican, seven new saints were canonized. Among them, Kateri Tekakwitha, the first North American Aboriginal woman to reach sainthood. Sunday in Fredericton, Catholics celebrated the occasion in the country where she was born. Marjorie Polchies, an elder from the Woodstock First […]

by NationTalk on October 29, 2012464 Views

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Lack of education on aboriginal taxes – StarPhoenix

The Social Science Research Laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan – the only facility of its kind in Canada – created the Taking the Pulse survey in its group analysis lab, which includes multiple departments from across the faculty of arts and sciences. Their research found many people have a mistaken belief in the level […]

by NationTalk on October 29, 2012428 Views

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‘No To Violence’ Unites Australasian Indigenous Networks – Scoop.co.nz

‘No To Violence’ Unites Australasian Indigenous Networks Te Kupenga – the National Network of Stopping Violence – is an official supporter of an Australasian conference promoting indigenous dialogue and collaboration. Maori domestic and family violence experts will be a part of the New Zealand delegation attending the No To Violence 2012 Australasian Conference on Responses […]

by NationTalk on October 29, 2012471 Views

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Gilchrist’s ‘Chalk Talk’ lecture focuses on Aboriginal art – The Dartmouth

In advance of Saturday’s Homecoming football game against Harvard University, the Hood Museum of Art hosted the fourth installment of the “Faculty Chalk Talk” lecture series led by curator Stephen Gilchrist. Featuring different lecture subjects and hosted before home football games, the “Chalk Talk” lectures — a program that has been free of charge and […]

by NationTalk on October 29, 2012531 Views

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Australian oil project halted by Aboriginal protest – domain-B

Kred Enterprises on Friday said Nyikina Mangala, traditional owners of the land on which it had been prospecting for oil, had demanded a stop to the operations by the Perth-based company, at the project sit around 100 km east of Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. Kred Enterprises, which had begun extended production testing in […]

by NationTalk on October 29, 2012495 Views

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Junking of NT booze policies spells disaster – Brisbane Times

TRIUMPHALISM is the enemy of good government, especially a newly elected one driven by an irrational compulsion to replace all the policy furniture – even when it is new. Take the Country Liberals government of Terry Mills. Within weeks of him assuming power in the Northern Territory, hubris appears to have got the better of […]

by NationTalk on October 29, 2012399 Views

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MP up-beat about Indigenous corp’s future – ABC Local

The Member for Herbert, Ewen Jones, says he will meet the administrator of an Aboriginal corporation in north Queensland in the next few weeks to get a briefing on its restructure. The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations has placed the Coolgaree Aboriginal Corporation, which runs several business on Palm Island, in administration. The corporation is a […]

by NationTalk on October 29, 2012486 Views

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Perry Bellegarde elected Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) chief – StarPhoenix

THE STARPHOENIX OCTOBER 25, 2012 After more than a decade out of office, Perry Bellegarde has been elected for a third term as chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN). Bellegarde, who has been serving as chief of Little Black Bear First Nation, was elected on first ballot Thursday at TCU Place in […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012584 Views

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Whistler, first nations at odds over land development limitations – Globe and Mail

Last updated Friday, Oct. 26 2012 The Resort Municipality of Whistler and a pair of first nations are at odds over planned caps to development in Whistler’s proposed updated Official Community Plan, leading to aboriginal hopes of resolving the dispute by negotiation. The Squamish Nation and Lil’wat First Nation say the development cap, especially on […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012447 Views

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Hurricane Sandy ‘Frankenstorm’ Could Hit Northeastern Tribes; USET Gears Up – Indian Country Today

By ICTMN Staff October 26, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, bearing down on northeastern Turtle Island, could endanger the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Narragansett Indian Tribe, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, Mohegan Tribe, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, and Shinnecock Indian Nation, the United South & Eastern Tribes Inc. (USET) said on October 25. “USET is working with FEMA, […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012523 Views

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‘Key to the victory’: Stephen Harper honours First Nations … – National Post

National Post Staff | Oct 25, 2012 Aboriginal warriors saved Canada from U.S. annexation during the War of 1812, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told a gathering of native communities at Rideau Hall on Thursday. The conflict was one of Canada’s few uncontroversial wars, as it pitted anglophone, francophone and aboriginal against a common enemy. But […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012435 Views

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Federal aboriginal policy outdated, unworkable – StarPhoenix

By Doug Cuthand, Special to The StarPhoenix October 26, 2012 There are two questions that Europeans have had since they first came across Indians: “Who are these people, and what do we do with them?” They really have never answered either question. First, how are we described? It’s either the noble savage or the drunken […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012517 Views

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Membertou builds first house under First Nations fund – Cape Breton Post

Published on October 25, 2012 Erin Pottie MEMBERTOU — Membertou is once again leading the way for First Nations communities. On Thursday, during the national Cando conference and annual general meeting at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, conference participants took part in a workshop on the First Nations Market Housing Fund. Announced by the […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012456 Views

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Three Days of Protests Led by Aboriginals in BC Underscore and and Unite Pipeline Opposition – Indian Country Today

By David P. Ball October 25, 2012 Melina Laboucan-Massimo’s family has felt the impacts of an oil spill disaster firsthand on their Lubicon Cree territories in Alberta: burning eyes, headaches, nausea and dizziness. On October 22 she brought her cautionary tale to 4,000 protesters in front of the provincial legislature building in Victoria, British Columbia. […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012369 Views

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Smith’s Landing First Nation Chief resigns – CBC.ca

Cites lack of support for bid to make band more accountable to members CBC News Posted: Oct 25, 2012 The Smith’s Landing First Nation on the N.W.T./Alberta border continues to be plagued by leadership turmoil, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in band funding is missing. Cheyeanne Paulette resigned as chief last week. He said […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012710 Views

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The Hours That Remain: Sorrowful tale has an almost sitcomish flavour – Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailLast updated Wednesday, Oct. 24 2012 The Aki Studio, a black-box theatre snug in the centre of Regent Park’s new arts and culture complex in Toronto, officially opened on Friday with a play by Métis performer Keith Barker. A few words about the space first, before getting to the show. Aki is Anishinaabemowin […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012504 Views

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Feds must step up and restrict generic oxycodone, Ontario says – CMAJ

October 24, 2012 It would be a “complete abdication of responsibility” for the federal government to allow generic oxycodone to come on the market once the patent on the brand-name version expires Nov. 25, Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews charges. Matthews and other provincial health ministers have been campaigning for Health Canada to at the very […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012471 Views

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Fears Indigenous archaeological site destroyed – ABC Message Stick

Updated October 26, 2012 The Department of Indigenous Affairs is investigating whether a mining company has destroyed an Indigenous archaeological site in the Kimberley. The Nyikina Mangala people claim Buru Energy has bulldozed an area containing rare tool-making objects in the Canning Basin, about 100 kilometres east of Broome. The company is exploring the area […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012367 Views

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Home truths – Sydney Morning Herald

October 29, 2012Tim Elliott Aborigines tell their own stories in the landmark ABC drama Redfern Now. Riots, violence, drugs, poverty – the inner Sydney suburb of Redfern is no urban idyll. With its terraces and railyards, the small, tight-knit community has become a byword for bad news; shorthand not only for working class and underprivileged […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012422 Views

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Hope for housing project to lift Indigenous jobs – ABC Message Stick

By Kirsty Nancarrow Updated October 26, 2012 Queensland Housing Minister Bruce Flegg says new modular houses being rolled out in a Cape York Aboriginal community may create more Indigenous employment than a previous social housing program. Cairns company Gateway Constructions has won a $4.5 million contract to build 12 new houses for Aurukun as part […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012417 Views

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Buru Energy ‘bulldozed Aboriginal site’ – The West Australian

West AustralianOctober 26, 2012 UPDATE 1.40pm: Kimberley Aboriginal leader Wayne Bergmann has demanded Buru Energy halt works at its Ungani oilfield operations in the Canning Basin, claiming the company had bulldozed a significant Aboriginal site without permission and damaged artefacts tens of thousands of years old. Mr Bergmann has lodged a complaint with the Department of […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012484 Views

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Aboriginal teen kept in solitary confinement – ABC Message Stick

Josie Taylor Updated October 26, 2012 Victorian lawyers and the Child Safety Commissioner have raised serious concerns about a 16-year-old Aboriginal boy who was held in solitary confinement at one of the state’s adult jails. The teen spent nearly four months in solitary confinement at the Charlotte maximum security unit inside Port Phillip Prison while […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012748 Views

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Murray-Darling plan: Indigenous nations ‘not consulted’ – SBS

26 OCT 2012 The chairman of the Northern Murray Darling Basin Aboriginal Nations says Indigenous people were not consulted in the lead-up to the Murray-Darling Basin plan announced today. Fred Hooper, the chairman of the Northern Murray Darling Basin Aboriginal Nations says he’s saddened that representatives of the more than 30 nations who live in […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012379 Views

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Five Key Indigenous Peoples Issues For The Week Of October 16 – 22, 2012: Ecuador, Chile, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Philippines

 23 October 2012 Ecuador: Court Grants Ecuador Villagers First Big Victory Against Chevron Assets Rainforest villagers from Ecuador scored their first significant collection victory against Chevron’s assets this week in their attempt to enforce the historic $19 billion judgment against the oil giant after it was found to have caused cancers and environmental damage to […]

by aanationtalk on October 26, 2012398 Views

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Candidates call for change in Indian Brook – TheChronicleHerald.ca

October 25, 2012 – BY MICHAEL GORMAN TRURO BUREAU All should be benefiting, ‘not just select few’ INDIAN BROOK — There’s a lot of talk in Indian Brook these days about what could be and what should be. The Shubenacadie First Nation will elect a new chief and band council on Nov. 2. For all […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012437 Views

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Candidates have their final say Regina – Leader-Post

By Betty Ann Adam, StarPhoenix October 25, 2012 First Nations welcome the elimination of the Indian Act, but candidates for chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) say they must make the changes on their own terms. The three men vying to become chief of the organization that represents the province’s First Nations […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012530 Views

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First Nations tongues at risk of extinction – Vancouver Sun

In B.C., just one in 20 aboriginals fluent By Colin Perkel, Canadian Press; With A File From Amy O’brian, Vancouver Sun October 25, 2012 Canada’s First Nations languages are in grave danger of disappearing, according to Census figures released Wednesday, and British Columbia is home to more than half of them. All the province’s native […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012501 Views

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Former Chief fighting dismissal from Moosomin First Nation – CTV News

Last Updated Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 The former chief of the Moosomin First Nation near the Battlefords is challenging his dismissal by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. Elliott Kahpeaysewat was dismissed for vote buying during an election. The January election was appealed on allegations that Kahpeaysewat paid a number of band members for their […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012572 Views

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First Nations threaten to stop Whistler’s top plan – Pique Newsmagazine

Senior ministry official outlines next steps for OCP by Alison Taylor Local First Nations say they may be forced to block provincial approval of Whistler’s most critical land use plan in court if there is no resolution to their concerns. That’s the message from lawyer Greg McDade of Ratcliff & Co, who represents the Squamish […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012457 Views

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First Nations say governments refusing to help with aboriginal police service for northern Manitoba – CTV News

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 5:48PM CST A number of First Nations want provincial and federal governments to help support an aboriginal police service in remote parts of northern Manitoba. Leaders of four Island Lake First Nations said they’ve had to shell out more than $300,000 from their budgets for policing each year, which was originally […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012361 Views

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Australia To Close Ayers Rock To Climbers – International Business Times

BY IBTimes Staff Reporter | October 24 2012 Along with the Great Barrier Reef and the Sydney Opera House, Uluru — or Ayers Rock — is one of Australia’s most recognizable features. Despite its remote location in the Outback some 290 miles (460km) from Alice Springs, it receives 200,000 visitors every year and is revered […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012637 Views

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Mills says Indigenous language teaching is vital – ABC Online

By Jano Gibson Chief Minister Terry Mills says there are no differences of opinion in the Government about not teaching Indigenous languages at schools in remote Northern Territory communities. Mr Mills says it is important for Aboriginal students to be taught in their first language, in order to learn English. Earlier, Indigenous Advancement Minister Alison […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012363 Views

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Warriors search for Maori students for Summit – Yahoo!Xtra

NZ Warriors, FuseworksOctober 25, 2012 A nationwide search has been launched to find four Maori secondary school students to represent the Vodafone Warriors at the fourth annual All Stars Indigenous Youth Summit being held in Brisbane from February 5-10 next year. The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) organises the event to recognise outstanding achievement and […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012309 Views

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Indigenous rangers spread the word – Sydney Morning Herald

October 26, 2012 BETWEEN this week and next, Phillip McCarthy will swap 30-degree heat, bushfires and dugongs for the spruce and pines of Canada’s vast Boreal forest in sub-zero temperatures. Mr McCarthy, a 25-year-old Bardi Jawi indigenous ranger from the Kimberley, is one of the pioneering delegation taking the knowledge of Australia’s Aboriginal land management […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012391 Views

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Kimberley MP Carol Martin lashes Browse gas hub protesters – Herald Sun

AAPOctober 25, 2012 THE first indigenous woman elected to an Australian parliament has come out swinging against Browse gas hub opponents, saying the Broome community is not divided over the proposal and it’s only a small but vocal group causing all the fuss. Outgoing Kimberley MLA Carol Martin has told the West Australian parliament that […]

by aanationtalk on October 25, 2012479 Views

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Once-vibrant aboriginal languages struggle for survival – CBC

In a way, the chattering half-dozen First Nations youngsters are learning their mother tongue for the first time — and the future of the once-mighty Mohawk language is hanging in the balance. The students are a critical component of a language-revitalization program at the Tsi Tyonnheht Onkawenna Language and Cultural Centre in Tyendinaga First Nation […]

by NationTalk on October 24, 2012915 Views

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Aboriginal languages in deep trouble, but some rescue efforts paying off – CP

TYENDINAGA FIRST NATION, Ont. – In a way, the chattering half-dozen First Nations youngsters are learning their mother tongue for the first time — and the future of the once-mighty Mohawk language is hanging in the balance. The students are a critical component of a language-revitalization program at the Tsi Tyonnheht Onkawenna Language and Cultural […]

by NationTalk on October 24, 2012540 Views

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Sisters in Spirit walk on Thursday – Nova News Now

A Sisters in Spirit video and walk will be held by the Acadia First Nation on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. The walk will take place at the AFN Health Center. This is the second year for the event. It is being held to draw attention to the violence experienced by Aboriginal women and […]

by NationTalk on October 24, 2012438 Views

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When aboriginal financial transparency became all about taxpayers – Macleans.ca

Taxpayer rights were squarely in the spotlight when the aboriginal affairs committee met on Monday to talk about First Nations financial transparency. MPs resumed analysis of C-27, a government bill that would have First Nations undertake certain financial disclosures. Last week, they heard from Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan, and then from two aboriginal representatives. […]

by NationTalk on October 24, 2012424 Views

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The Sixties Scoop saw many First Nation youth removed from their home communities – Net Newsledger

THUNDER BAY – “The Sixties Scoop saw many First Nation youth removed from their home communities and raised without any sense of their heritage or cultural identity,” said NAN Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic, who holds the social services portfolio. “This was a continuation of the assimilation policies inflicted upon First Nations through the Residential […]

by NationTalk on October 24, 2012360 Views

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Wide scepticism over Bill S-8 – The Manitoban

Bill S-8, a new bill aimed to instate the first ever regulations to water and wastewater in First Nations communities, is expected to pass by the end of the year. Policy analyst and founder of Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Melissa Hotain, and University of Manitoba law professor and founding academic of the Centre for […]

by NationTalk on October 24, 2012393 Views

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Cancer screening project centres on First Nations – CBC.ca

A project aimed at reducing what one doctor says is an alarming trend when it comes to cancer rates on northeastern Ontario First Nations is taking root at Health Sciences North in Sudbury. Dr. Amanda Hey is with the Lending a Hand to Take a Stand project with First Nations on Manitoulin Island, the north […]

by NationTalk on October 24, 2012391 Views

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Greens call for ban on Taser use in Indigenous communities – ABC Message Stick

The New South Wales Greens are using an Ombudsman report to call on the state government to investigate a case where police improperly Tasered a Wilcannia man. Phillip Bugmy is suing police after he was Tasered by police while kneeling with his hands up last year. A NSW Police internal review determined the Taser use […]

by NationTalk on October 24, 2012381 Views

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Redfern in their words – Sydney Morning Herald

RIOTS, violence, drugs, poverty – the inner Sydney suburb of Redfern is no urban idyll. With its terraces and railyards, the small, tight-knit community has become a byword for bad news; shorthand not only for working class and underprivileged but, perhaps most of all, black. ”It’s an intimidating place,” says actor Jimi Bani, a member […]

by NationTalk on October 24, 2012326 Views

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Anderson calls for schools to be made equal – ABC Message Stick

Indigenous Advancement Minister Alison Anderson says Aboriginal languages should not be taught at remote Northern Territory schools. She says Indigenous schools should have the same learning requirements as those in capital cities. Ms Anderson has told told the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly that Indigenous languages should be taught by parents during holidays and on weekends. […]

by NationTalk on October 24, 2012415 Views

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Reprieve for Indigenous tenants in housing dispute – ABC Online

Residents living on a former Aboriginal reserve in Bourke, in central-north New South Wales, are engaged in a bitter dispute with the local land council about the poor condition of their homes. For years, many have been refusing to pay their rent in protest. The Nulla Nulla Local Aboriginal Council hit back with threats to […]

by NationTalk on October 24, 2012548 Views

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Qld Indigenous communities debate alcohol bans – ABC Message Stick

BRENDAN TREMBATH: In Queensland, a review of alcohol restrictions in Indigenous communities is dividing opinions. The State Government says it’s time to re-examine its alcohol management plans and is asking communities for ideas on alternative strategies. There’s been a longstanding alcohol ban in Lockhart River in far north Queensland. Brad Ryan asked locals what they […]

by NationTalk on October 24, 2012388 Views

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Aboriginal youth get view of career horizons – UAlberta.ca

By Quinn Phillips (Edmonton) Sixteen-year-old Bryn Singer has long thought she’s wanted to be in health care. “Ever since I was a kid I’ve wanted to be a nurse so I can help people,” said Singer. She was one of 28 students from three Aboriginal communities in Alberta who were on the U of A […]

by aanationtalk on October 23, 2012603 Views

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