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Aboriginal Women in Business Was Front and Centre at a Conference in Sydney – Cape Breton Post

Aboriginal Women in Business was front and centre at a conference in Sydney

BY DOUG MACKENZIE
The Cape Breton Post
Last updated at 3:40 PM on 27/03/08

SYDNEY — Membertou Trade and Convention Centre was the site Thursday as the Membertou Entrepreneur Centre hosted the first Aboriginal Women in Business Conference.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=120969&sc=145

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Treaty Talks Hampered by Sto:lo Split – The Chilliwack Times

Treaty talks hampered by Sto:lo split

Paul J. Henderson, Sterling News Service
Published: Friday, March 28, 2008

Seven bands of the Sto:lo Nation will hold an open forum on Monday to discuss treaty negotiations, but with so few Sto:lo represented at the table, some wonder what the point is.

http://www.canada.com/chilliwacktimes/news/story.html?id=67ce285e-e868-4ab7-9aa5-06768f6bba02

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Shame to Jail Band Members for Defending Rights – The StarPhoenix

Shame to jail band members for defending rights

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, March 28, 2008

It’s hard to believe in 2008, but the government in Canada is placing persons in jail for their political beliefs.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/business/story.html?id=1cca02e8-f548-4e68-9ac0-a102d11820d9

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Climate Change Debate Distorting the Economics of Power Generation – Edmonton Journal

Climate change debate distorting the economics of power generation
We’re going to be paying a lot to reduce our dependence on coal

Nigel Hannaford, Calgary Herald
Published: 2:04 am

CALGARY – A partnership of Trans-Canada Corp., and Atco Power Ltd., has proposed building a 1,300 MW hydroelectric plant on the Slave River.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=c61f9fc6-2022-4472-bf78-2d8c91f12e27

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Alta. Chief Wins Huge Jackpot – The StarPhoenix

Alta. chief wins huge jackpot

Rod Nickel, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, March 28, 2008

The chief of an Alberta First Nation that recently opened a casino won a jackpot of his own at Dakota Dunes Wednesday.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/third_page/story.html?id=e6cdcbae-b472-4464-b12d-37c092ebb943

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FACING TUBERCULOSIS – Alberni Valley News

FACING TUBERCULOSIS

By Wawmeesh G. Hamilton – Alberni Valley News – March 28, 2008

On a cold winter day last November, Mark Joseph sat in a nurse’s office in Port Alberni, waiting for chest X-ray results.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_central/albernivalleynews/news/17054971.html

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Caledonia couple wins court ruling linked to aboriginal land claims – St. Catharines Standard

Caledonia couple wins court ruling linked to aboriginal land claims

A Caledonia couple has won what could be a precedent-setting court declaration that they own the land they paid for, it was reported in Hamilton today.

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=961384

by NationTalk on March 28, 2008659 Views

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Partnering for Prosperity – Cochrane Times Post

Partnering for Prosperity

By Nora Egan
Friday March 28, 2008

Partnering for Prosperity was the theme for the Cochrane and Area Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) annual general meeting held on Thursday, March 20th at the Tim Horton Events Centre.

http://www.cochranetimespost.com/Top%20Stories/388024.html

by NationTalk on March 28, 2008603 Views

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Looking for the golden touch with northern native community – Sault Star

Looking for the golden touch with northern native community — COLUMN

Posted By Christina Blizzard/Sun Media

It would be easy to draw facile comparisons between the ongoing native stand-off in Caledonia and what is happening in an Ojibwa-Cree community 380 km north of Thunder Bay.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=962230

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Inquest looks at inmates’ deaths – Sudbury Star

Inquest looks at inmates’ deaths

An inquest has been called into the death of two inmates who died in a Kashechewan fire more than two years ago.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=961717

by NationTalk on March 28, 2008581 Views

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Developer unveils plans for housing, business development – Leader Post

Developer unveils plans for housing, business development

Anne Kyle, Leader-Post
Published: Friday, March 28, 2008

Residents in east Regina got an opportunity Thursday to learn about the Kanosis Business Development Corporation’s plans for residential and commercial development in their area.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=2d20c369-7d08-4405-8d42-46bd1be99d0d

by NationTalk on March 28, 2008599 Views

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Tories hit mark on land claims – Globe and Mail

Tories hit mark on land claims
Fifty-four settlements resolved after public servants given target last year

BILL CURRY
From Friday’s Globe and Mail
March 28, 2008 at 4:56 AM EDT

OTTAWA — The Conservative government resolved a record number of native land-claim disputes this year in a bid to improve relations with Canada’s aboriginals and spur economic development on reserves.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080328.wnatives28/BNStory/National/home

by NationTalk on March 28, 2008684 Views

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BC minister backtracks on park hydro project – National Post

B.C. minister backtracks on park hydro project
Upper Pitt River; ‘He folded faster than Superman on laundry day’

Joseph Brean, National Post, with files from Canwest News Service
Published: Friday, March 28, 2008

Barry Penner, British Columbia’s Environment Minister, spent Wednesday morning defending a plan to build a series of hydro-power installations along creeks that feed into the Upper Pitt River, a plan that would require running transmission lines through a popular new provincial park just beyond the Vancouver suburbs.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=405650

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Victims of utter dysfunction – Calgary Herald

Victims of utter dysfunction
Interests of children must prevail over culture, family

Calgary Herald
Published: Friday, March 28, 2008

How many more deaths will it take before child welfare authorities stop allowing family reunification and cultural concerns to take priority over a child’s best interests? Children are literally being sacrificed — losing their lives on the altar of political correctness when their own safety and well-being should trump every other concern.

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=bd36d496-4af4-4086-8680-6aa83cd121ab

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Push for stronger emission controls; Leading scientists gather at local health symposium to discuss impact of … – Sarnia Observer

Push for stronger emission controls; Leading scientists gather at local health symposium to discuss impact of pollution on aamjiwnaag residents

Posted By JACK POIRIER

Skewed birth ratios on the Aamjiwnaang First Nation warrant a push for stronger industry emission controls, say some of the country’s leading scientific minds.

http://www.theobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=960350

by NationTalk on March 28, 2008497 Views

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Ecojustice draws a line; Aamjiwnaang opposes new chemical industries in area – Sarnia Observer

Ecojustice draws a line; Aamjiwnaang opposes new chemical industries in area

Posted By CATHY DOBSON

No new industries that produce toxic emissions should be approved for Sarnia-Lambton until improvements are made to existing facilities, the senior scientist at Ecojustice Canada said Wednesday.

http://www.theobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=960348

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$2.5M seized in Operation Cancun; Raids result in 30 arrests – Standard Freeholder

$2.5M seized in Operation Cancun; Raids result in 30 arrests

Posted By Megan Harrison

RCMP officers say yesterday’s seizure of more than 250 pounds of marijuana and $2.5 million cash from homes in the Montreal area and various aboriginal communities could not have been done without the help of aboriginal police forces.

http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=959332

by NationTalk on March 28, 20081644 Views

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Walking to raise awareness – Selkirk Journal

Walking to raise awareness
Aboriginal youth make 800-km trek to legislature

Friday March 28, 2008
By Brian Bowman

Island Lake youths walked the walk and now they hope NDP Manitoba Culture Minister Eric Robinson talks the talk.

http://www.selkirkjournal.com/News/387865.html

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Children are the future – why can’t we protect them? – Globe and Mail

Children are the future – why can’t we protect them?

ANDRE PICARD
From Thursday’s Globe and Mail
March 27, 2008 at 9:32 AM EDT

Children are the most vulnerable members of society. They are also the most valuable.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080327.wlpicard27/BNStory/specialScienceandHealth/

by NationTalk on March 28, 2008678 Views

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Murder victim brother of Helen Betty Osborne – Winnipeg Sun

Murder victim brother of Helen Betty Osborne

By CHRIS KITCHING, SUN MEDIA

A 42-year-old man slain in a West Broadway apartment early yesterday was the brother of Helen Betty Osborne, who was murdered almost 40 years ago in The Pas.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/News/Winnipeg/2008/03/27/5115096-sun.html

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Jailing of native protesters raising ire – London Free Press

Jailing of native protesters raising ire
Natives say an OPP plan to use force hurts a strained relationship.

Thu, March 27, 2008
By MICHAEL OLIVEIRA, CP

TORONTO — An alleged plan by Ontario Provincial Police to break up a native protest with force and the recent incarceration of aboriginal leaders for protesting a mining site on their land are threatening the already fragile relationship between First Nations and governments, aboriginal leaders said yesterday.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2008/03/27/5116206-sun.html

by NationTalk on March 27, 2008609 Views

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First Nation and developer launch Comox Valley complex – The Times Colonist

First Nation and developer launch Comox Valley complex
Housing and commercial project will cover 2,083 acres of ex-forest land

Cristiana Wiens, Canwest News Service
Published: Thursday, March 27, 2008

COMOX — The K’ómoks First Nation and a private developer are moving ahead with a huge 2,083-acre development in the Comox Valley slated to include 2,500 to 3,000 housing units, a private university, golf course and commercial development.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/business/story.html?id=8a8b0a96-a2b1-4a9a-ac87-26096610cc43

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Time right to increase aboriginal presence in workforce – The StarPhoenix

Time right to increase aboriginal presence in workforce

Murray Lyons, The StarPhoenix
Published: Thursday, March 27, 2008

The head of the Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC) says Saskatchewan’s boom provides an opportune time for employers to make lasting connections with the province’s young aboriginal workforce.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/business/story.html?id=2bfb2306-9cc0-4e79-81fc-3ea595e1b328

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Male Birth Dearth Persists on Ontario Reserve – The Globe and Mail

SEX RATIOS: CHEMICAL VALLEY
Male birth dearth persists on Ontario reserve

MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT
ENVIRONMENT REPORTER
March 27, 2008

A small native community living in the shadows of Sarnia’s chemical valley has had an unusual distinction: Researchers believe it has one of the most skewed sex ratios in the world.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080327.SARNIA27/TPStory/TPNational/Ontario/

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Heavy Weapons Seized in Major Reserves Bust – London Free Press

Heavy weapons seized in major reserves bust
The drug network was allegedly taking pot to the U.S.

Thu, March 27, 2008
By CP

MONTREAL — Police seized weapons including three grenade launchers yesterday during raids on a network accused of moving Quebec pot to the United States through Mohawk territory.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/National/2008/03/27/5116231-sun.html

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End Land Protests, City Urges Six Nations; Councillors Approve Wide-Ranging Policy Document on Dealing with Native Claims – The Expositor

End land protests, city urges Six Nations; Councillors approve wide-ranging policy document on dealing with native claims

Posted By Michael-Allan Marion

Mayor Mike Hancock hopes a major policy document stating the city’s position on the issues surrounding the native land claims malaise that has bedeviled development and relations with Six Nations will foster a new unity of purpose on council.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=959246

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More information about missing Six Nations woman – CKCO

More information about missing Six Nations woman

Updated Thu. Mar. 27 2008 2:10 PM ET

A media conference was held at the Six Nations reserve this morning about a missing aboriginal woman.

http://southwesternontario.ctv.ca/news.php?id=1218

by NationTalk on March 27, 2008657 Views

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Sault College Students Share Perspective on Aboriginal Poverty – Soonews.ca

Sault College Students Share Perspective on Aboriginal Poverty

News Release for SooNews.ca
Thursday, March 27, 2008, 12:42PM

Aboriginal poverty issues will be presented by Sault College students on Tuesday, April 1, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in Sault College’s new Multimedia Centre.

http://www.soonews.ca/viewarticle.php?id=16505

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MPP apologizes for comment (Toronto Star)

MPP apologizes for comment

Mar 27, 2008 04:30 AM
Robert Benzie
Rob Ferguson
Queen’s Park Bureau

A veteran Progressive Conservative MPP has apologized for making what critics call an “offensive” comment when he said the $55 million budget of Ontario’s new aboriginal affairs ministry is “a lot of smoke signals and mirrors.”

http://www.thestar.com/News/OntarioBudget/article/356989

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Membertou reserve scales back employee drug testing – CBC

Membertou reserve scales back employee drug testing

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2008 | 11:24 AM AT
CBC News

The Membertou First Nation is abandoning part of its mandatory drug-testing policy, saying it wants to balance the need to protect the community with the rights of its employees.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2008/03/27/membertou-drug.html

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Natives say alleged police plan threatens relations – Orillia Packet

Natives say alleged police plan threatens relations

An alleged plan by Ontario Provincial Police to break up a native protest with force and the recent incarceration of aboriginal leaders for protesting a mining site on their land are threatening the already fragile relationship between First Nations and governments, aboriginal leaders said Wednesday.

http://www.orilliapacket.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=959858

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Apology demanded after Conservative dismisses aboriginal budget as … – CJFW

Apology demanded after Conservative dismisses aboriginal budget as smoke signals

By: Chinta Puxley, THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – The leader of the official Opposition should apologize for perpetuating a negative and demeaning stereotype of aboriginal people by characterizing the aboriginal affairs budget as “smoke signals and mirrors,” Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant said Wednesday.

http://www.cjfw.ca/node/689439

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Dreaming Room a dream come true for First Nation students – Sault Star

Dreaming Room a dream come true for First Nation students

Posted By Michael Purvis

The sound of traditional drumming echoed through the halls of Manitou Park public school on Wednesday as students and parents got an introduction to a new space that is meant to help them connect with their roots.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=958818

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In the Arctic, you can’t go back to the future – Globe and Mail

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In the Arctic, you can’t go back to the future

MARY SIMON
Special to Globe and Mail Update
March 26, 2008 at 8:58 PM EDT

Stephen Harper visited Yellowknife this month for the Arctic Winter Games, his fifth trip to the North since becoming Prime Minister in 2006.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080326.wcomment0327/BNStory/Front/home

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Anti-racism walk seen as first step – Fort Frances Times

Anti-racism walk seen as first step

By Heather Latter
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Organizers of a “unity walk” held here on Good Friday believe the event certainly took the first step on the path to overcoming racism locally.

http://www.fortfrances.com/News/Anti-racism-walk-seen-as-first-step/26-Mar-2008

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Barbara Kay on race-obsessed social engineers bent on legal separatism – National Post

Barbara Kay on race-obsessed social engineers bent on legal separatism

Posted: March 26, 2008, 11:22 AM by Marni Soupcoff

Rowan Williams, Anglican Primate of all England, shocked Britons recently, stating that because many Muslims don’t “relate” to the British legal system, “constructive accommodation with some aspects of shariah law” is “unavoidable.”

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/03/26/barbara-kay-on-race-obsessed-social-engineers-bent-on-legal-separatism.aspx

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Police seek Six Nations woman missing for two months – The Brantford Expositor

Police seek Six Nations woman missing for two months

Crime Stoppers and Six Nations police are asking for public assistance in locating a 21-year-old Six Nations resident who has been missing more than two months.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=958490

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Northgate reaches agreement with Matachewan First Nation – The Globe and Mail

Northgate reaches agreement with Matachewan First Nation

The Canadian Press
March 26, 2008 at 8:57 AM EDT

MATACHEWAN, Ont. — — Northgate Minerals Corp. [NGX-T] and the Matachewan First Nation have reached an agreement on the development of the company’s Young-Davidson project in Matachewan, Ont.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080326.wnorthgate0326/BNStory/energy/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20080326.wnorthgate0326

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A $200,000 day – The Globe and Mail

A $200,000 day
Eight Canadians were named winners of the ninth annual Governor-General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts for career achievement yesterday in Montreal. James Adams examines the creative history and work of Canada’s great contributors, each of whom will receive a $25,000 prize

JAMES ADAMS
March 26, 2008

KENOJUAK ASHEVAK

At 80, Kenojuak Ashevak is probably the country’s best known and most honoured Inuit artist.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080326.AWARDS26/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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GG award leaves painter Alex Janvier ‘fuzzy’ – CTV

GG award leaves painter Alex Janvier ‘fuzzy’

Updated Wed. Mar. 26 2008 9:42 AM ET
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — He’s already one of the country’s foremost painters and a member of the Order of Canada, but Alex Janvier was still thrilled Tuesday about receiving a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080326/janview_award_080326/20080326/

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Drug raids on Mohawk territories lead to arrests – CBC

Drug raids on Mohawk territories lead to 30 arrests

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 | 4:23 PM ET
CBC News

More than 300 police officers raided Mohawk territories in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New York state on Wednesday morning, arresting suspects in a drug-smuggling ring, police said.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2008/03/26/mohawk-raids.html?ref=rss

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Cape Dorset’s due – National Post

Cape Dorset’s due
When her professional career began, Kenojuak Ashevak didn’t have a name. Now she has received a Governor General’s Visual Arts Award for helping make Inuit art famous the world over

Adam McDowell, National Post
Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Kenojuak Ashevak, a woman once known to the federal government as E7-1035, will receive a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts for helping to carry Inuit art in from the cold and out into the world.

http://www.canada.com/arts/story.html?id=399155

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Cops bust major First Nations drug ring – Ottawa Sun

Cops bust major First Nations drug ring
Project Cancun launches series of raids on both sides of border

More than 300 cops are involved in raids today to break up a trafficking ring pushing drugs through First Nation reserves along the Canada-U.S. border.

http://www.ottawasun.com/News/OttawaAndRegion/2008/03/26/5107716.html

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First Nations students build future through woodworking – Vancouver Courier

First Nations students build future through woodworking
Upcoming graduation testament to program success

Sandra Thomas, Vancouver Courier
Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Aboriginal student Rachel Fifi is determined not to become a statistic.

http://www.canada.com/vancouvercourier/news/story.html?id=0f525361-1893-4aab-98e2-5b773eba9bbd

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Tradition Important to Aboriginal Mining Company – The Lethbrigde Herald

Tradition important to aboriginal mining company

By STACY O’BRIEN
Mar 26, 2008, 04:01

When the buffalo were scarce in the past, a legend tells of a Blackfoot woman going out and looking for guidance about how to feed and clothe the tribe.

http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_10259.php

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McArthurs Are a Triple Threat – The Leader-Post

McArthurs are a triple threat

Matthew Kruchak, The Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2008

When the McArthur triplets step on the volleyball court they become one.

Kayla, Kirsten and Kaitlynn look alike. Think alike. And they play together.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/sports/story.html?id=0126fcde-3617-43ca-81b7-3b655c9f5225&k=10941

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Former Chief on Uranium Company Board – The StarPhoenix

Former chief on uranium company board

Cassandra Kyle, The StarPhoenix
Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2008

CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. is continuing its close relationship with First Nations communities in northern Saskatchewan by naming former Fond du Lac chief Victor Fern to its board of directors.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/business/story.html?id=06ead7a1-a849-4c66-a239-d08e14f656cb

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Native Funding Nearly Doubles; New Ministry Gets $50M Annual Budget – The Sudbury Star

Native funding nearly doubles; New ministry gets $50M annual budget

Posted By Tobi Cohen

Confronted with several contentious aboriginal land claims across the province, Ontario’s Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs saw a substantial funding increase Tuesday in a provincial budget that earmarks $56 million next year for the newly created portfolio. The new stand-alone ministry will receive an annual budget of about $50 million and will help guide more than $600 million in social, health, justice and job training programs for First Nations communities across the province.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=957269

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Agreement Could Lead to Potash Mine on First Nations Land – StarPhoenix

Agreement could lead to potash mine on First Nations land

Bruce Johnstone, Saskatchewan News Network
Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2008

REGINA — A Calgary-based company has signed an agreement with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) that could lead to the development of one or more potash mines on First Nations lands in Saskatchewan.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/business/story.html?id=52bbeb95-275c-4a15-ba6f-18d971e96025

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Police were poised to crack down on native protest, documents show (CBC)

Police were poised to crack down on native protest, documents show
OPP were prepared to move in, even on children, protester says

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 | 4:33 AM ET
CBC News

Teams of heavily armed police were poised to crack down on native demonstrators who erected blockades during a day of protest in eastern Ontario in June, CBC News has learned.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/03/25/native-protest.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on March 26, 2008703 Views

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