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Friendship Flotilla Ready for Launch – Ottawa Citizen

Friendship Flotilla Ready for Launch

Growing annual event aims to bring together police, aboriginal youth

By Bruce Ward, The Ottawa Citizen
July 20, 2009

OTTAWA — Lynda Kitchikeesic was still fussing over last-minute details on the weekend, but the ninth annual Flotilla for Friendship figures to be what it always is — an annual marvel.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/travel/Friendship+flotilla+ready+launch/1807133/story.html

by NationTalk on July 20, 20091649 Views

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Showcasing Old Languages and Inventing New Ones – The Globe and Mail

Showcasing Old Languages and Inventing New Ones

The best works in an exhibit of Northwest Coast first-nations art either draw on historical cultural influences or inject contemporary objects and ideas into those traditions, writes Sarah Milroy

KLEINBURG, ONT. — From Monday’s Globe and Mail

Artistic influence can be a tricky thing. It can invigorate and challenge, provoking an artist to take a stand and be counted against the precedent of his or her forbearers. Or it can insinuate itself into an artist’s vocabulary, sapping independence and leaving a cloying residue of nostalgia.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/showcasing-old-languages-and-inventing-new-ones/article1224235/

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009624 Views

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Child Welfare’s New Champions – Telegraph-Journal

Child welfare’s new champions

Published Monday July 20th, 2009

One of the most basic Canadian values is the belief that children should be given every opportunity to grow. This precept has informed public policy in health care, education and social development, and it was at the root of the Equal Opportunity reforms introduced by New Brunswick premier Louis J. Robichaud.

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/733890

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009724 Views

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Solar T’Sou-ke Nation – The Green Muze

Solar T’Sou-ke Nation

The T’Sou-ke Nation on Vancouver Island, British Columbia has completed a 75-kilowatt solar power installation – the largest in B.C. to date. The project is called Sum-SHA-Thut, the Sencoten term for “sunshine”.

http://www.greenmuze.com/climate/energy/1315-tsou-ke-nation-solar-project-.html

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009584 Views

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‘We Have Been Denied our History’ – Chronicle Herald

‘We have been denied our history’
C.B. woman continues fight to have Acadian Mi’kmaq history recognized

By TERA CAMUS Cape Breton Bureau
Mon. Jul 20

MILL CREEK — She points to a modern day map of land of Boularderie Island that hugs the Bras d’Or River where her family once lived, and shakes her head, trying to make sense of its 300-year-old history.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1133255.html

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009532 Views

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AFN Resolution Fights Suicide – Net News Ledger

AFN Resolution Fights Suicide

Thunder Bay, ON — A resolution has been tabled to ensure First Nation Communities are well equipped to implement youth suicide prevention strategies based on cultural specific content. The resolution to adopt the River of Life National Online Suicide Prevention Certificate Course will be voted on at the upcoming Assembly of First Nations Annual General Meeting in Calgary on July 23rd.

http://netnewsledger.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=506:afn-resolution-fights-suicide&catid=39:northwestern-ontario-news&Itemid=90

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009703 Views

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Canada’s Inuit A/H1N1 flu cases much younger than other groups – xinhuanet.com

Canada’s Inuit A/H1N1 flu cases much younger than other groups

2009-07-18

OTTAWA, July 17 (Xinhua) — The median age of the A/H1N1 flu cases among Canada’s Inuit population is significantly younger than other groups, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reported Friday.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/18/content_11726907.htm

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009779 Views

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H1N1 hits Labrador (The Labradorian)

H1N1 hits Labrador

BY LORIE O’HALLORAN
The Labradorian

Labrador has finally seen its first two cases of the H1N1 virus in Central and Western Labrador.

Dr. Muna ar-Rushdi, medical officer for Grenfell Health, said because the areas are so small she couldn’t give the specific locations.

http://www.thelabradorian.ca/index.cfm?sid=270637&sc=347

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009539 Views

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New chief will chart fresh course for AFN (Canada.com)

New chief will chart fresh course for AFN

By Jamie Komarnicki, Canwest News Service
July 19, 2009

CALGARY — As many as 633 First Nations chiefs will help chart a new course for aboriginal politics in Canada as they meet in Calgary this week to elect their next national leader.

http://www.canada.com/news/chief+will+chart+fresh+course/1807047/story.html

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009631 Views

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Work numbers irk chief – Winnipeg Sun

Work numbers irk chief
Says dam project should be hiring more natives

By PAUL TURENNE, SUN MEDIA
Last Updated: 20th July 2009

Jim Moore , chief of a northern Manitoba reserve, says members of his band are not getting as many of the jobs on a massive hydro dam project as he had hoped.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/manitoba/2009/07/20/10191111-sun.html

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009618 Views

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At what price ‘white man’s money’? – Globe and Mail

First Nations
At what price ‘white man’s money’?

Shawn McCarthy

Ottawa — From Saturday’s Globe and Mail
Last updated on Monday, Jul. 20, 2009

Each spring, Art Sterritt and his family gather at his wife’s ancestral home among B.C.’s Gitga’at people to harvest seaweed, clams and cockles on the shores of Hartley Bay near Kitimat.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/at-what-price-white-mans-money/article1223426/

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009687 Views

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Gray-McKay out of race for NAN deputy grand chief – Wawatay News

Gray-McKay out of race for NAN deputy grand chief

by: James Thom – Wawatay News

Citing her July 15 re-election as chief of Mishkeegogamang, Connie Gray-McKay is pulling out of the race for Nishnawbe Aski Nation deputy grand chief.

http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2009/7/16/GrayMcKay-out-of-race-for-NAN-deputy-grand-chief_17632

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009542 Views

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Flu pandemic overshadows race for national chief (The Canadian Press)

Flu pandemic overshadows race for national chief

Sun Jul 19,
By Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Five men running for Canada’s top job in native politics are grappling with an issue that could eclipse even the grim toll of abject poverty: the looming threat of the H1N1 flu virus.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090719/national/afn_election_race_1

by NationTalk on July 19, 2009659 Views

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Garden River’s flu-ready status a model: critic (The Sault Star)

Garden River’s flu-ready status a model: critic

Posted By FRANK DOBROVNIK, THE SAULT STAR

Garden River is a model for pandemic preparedness for not just First Nations, but every Canadian jurisdiction, says the federal Liberal health critic.

http://saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1662533

by NationTalk on July 19, 2009566 Views

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Native leaders scrap proposals on rights, title – Times Colonist

Native leaders scrap proposals on rights, title
Document would provide basis for Recognition and Reconciliation Act

By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist
July 18, 2009

First Nations leaders are scrapping parts of a controversial discussion paper that was supposed to provide the basis for the province’s proposed Recognition and Reconciliation Act, recognizing aboriginal rights and title.

http://www.timescolonist.com/Native+leaders+scrap+proposals+rights+title/1804590/story.html

by NationTalk on July 19, 2009554 Views

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Little remains of Central Saanich longhouse after ‘massive’ fire – Times Colonist

Little remains of Central Saanich longhouse after ‘massive’ fire

By Matthew Pearson, Times Colonist
July 19, 2009

Ashes, crumpled steel and memories are all that remain of the Tsawout First Nation’s longhouse.

The building, which has stood at the top of a small dirt road on the reserve near Saanichton Bay since 1986, went up in smoke Friday night in dramatic fashion.

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Little+remains+Central+Saanich+longhouse+after+massive+fire/1804515/story.html

by NationTalk on July 19, 2009560 Views

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Mi’kmaq heritage centre offers look at recovery efforts – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Mi’kmaq heritage centre offers look at recovery efforts

By JON TATTRIE The Road Warrior
Sun. Jul 19

TRAVELLING in Mi’kmaq land, you hear different stories about Nova Scotia — people surviving 400 years of physical and cultural genocide, unmarked mass graves and schools designed to destroy knowledge.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1133188.html

by NationTalk on July 19, 2009560 Views

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Missing woman found dead near her home – Winnipeg Sun

Missing woman found dead near her home

By SUN MEDIA
Last Updated: 19th July 2009

A woman who went missing from Hollow Water First Nation on Wednesday night has been found dead.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/manitoba/2009/07/19/10185441-sun.html

by NationTalk on July 19, 2009650 Views

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Swine flu cases confirmed across N.L. (CBC)

Swine flu cases confirmed across N.L.

Last Updated: Thursday, July 16, 2009

Swine flu is now in all four of Newfoundland and Labrador’s health regions.

Provincial health officials have confirmed 45 cases of H1N1 influenza.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2009/07/16/flu-newfoundland-716.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on July 16, 2009680 Views

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Sask. First Nations will write own ‘citizenship’ rules – CBC.ca

Sask. First Nations will write own ‘citizenship’ rules

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Saskatchewan’s First Nations chiefs voted Wednesday to start writing their own set of aboriginal “citizenship” laws.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2009/07/15/sask-status.html

by NationTalk on July 16, 2009715 Views

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10 named to residential school ‘survivor’ group – CBC.ca

10 named to residential school ‘survivor’ group

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ten former students of Canada’s notorious Indian residential schools have been appointed as advisers to the federal government’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as it prepares to begin hearing from ex-students across the country.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2009/07/15/trc-survivor-cttee.html

by NationTalk on July 16, 2009692 Views

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Follow the leader: Northern aboriginal groups seek help from Unama’ki on environmental remediation (Cape Breton Post)

Follow the leader
Northern aboriginal groups seek help from Unama’ki on environmental remediation

The Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY — Community and business leaders from the Northwest Territories are touring the tar ponds this week and learning from local aboriginal groups how to build capacity in their own communities and take advantage of future cleanup projects in the north.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=269239&sc=145

by NationTalk on July 15, 2009571 Views

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Traditional medicine can help with swine flu: healer – CBC

Traditional medicine can help with swine flu: healer

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Conventional medicine is not enough to deal with the global swine flu pandemic, says a Dene healer who urged the medical community to pay more attention to traditional medicine.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/07/15/healer-swine-flu.html

by NationTalk on July 15, 2009599 Views

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10 named to residential school survivor committee – CBC

10 named to residential school survivor committee

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ten survivors of Canada’s Indian residential schools have been appointed advisers to the federal government’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as it is set to begin hearing from former students across the country.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2009/07/15/trc-survivor-cttee.html

by NationTalk on July 15, 2009660 Views

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Former Tlicho CEO leaves his options open (CBC North)

Former Tlicho CEO leaves his options open

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

John B. Zoe says he’ll let the people decide if he should run for grand chief of the Tlicho aboriginal government in the Northwest Territories.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/07/15/zoe-tlicho.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on July 15, 2009701 Views

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Aboriginals want true reconciliation with Canada – Guelph Mercury

Aboriginals want true reconciliation with Canada

July 15, 2009
Robert Laboucane
Troy Media Corp.

It was just over a year ago — on June 11, 2008 — that the Canadian government apologized for its residential school experiment towards Aboriginal Peoples.

http://news.guelphmercury.com/Opinions/article/509072

by NationTalk on July 15, 2009634 Views

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Chiefs discuss Indian status – CBC.ca

Chiefs discuss Indian status

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

First Nations chiefs from across Saskatchewan were meeting in Prince Albert Wednesday to analyze the impact of a landmark court decision on Indian status.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2009/07/15/sask-status.html

by NationTalk on July 15, 2009589 Views

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Beaucage pushing for Assembly of First Nations reform – North Bay Nugget

Beaucage pushing for Assembly of First Nations reform

Posted By DAVE DALE, THE NUGGET

John Beaucage is making a radical pitch to restructure the Assembly of First Nations in his first campaign to be the elected national grand chief.

http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1656406

by NationTalk on July 15, 2009437 Views

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Special Assembly Features First Nation Citizenship – Saskatoonhomepage.ca

Special Assembly Features First Nation Citizenship

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

A special FSIN assembly is taking place in Prince Albert today(wed) to deal with First Nation Citizenship.

http://www.saskatoonhomepage.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19532&Itemid=421

by NationTalk on July 15, 2009665 Views

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Why are aboriginals more susceptible to swine flu? – Globe and Mail

Why are aboriginals more susceptible to swine flu?

Social conditions on reserves, not genetic or the virus itself, are the cause of higher infection rates, study shows

Caroline Alphonso
Toronto — From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
Last updated on Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2009

Aboriginals make up 10 per cent of Manitoba’s population, but account for two-thirds of the people in intensive care for swine flu. Nunavut, which is 85 per cent Inuit, has a disproportionately high rate of H1N1 infections. And the first person to die from swine flu in Australia was a young aboriginal man in one of the country’s most remote communities, leaving Australian officials worried that aboriginals are at a higher risk for swine flu.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/why-are-aboriginals-more-susceptible-to-swine-flu/article1218391/

by NationTalk on July 15, 2009717 Views

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Nunavut struggles with ‘hidden homelessness’ – CTV

Nunavut struggles with ‘hidden homelessness’

Updated Tue. Jul. 14 2009
CTV.ca News Staff

Many Nunavut families are living in substandard housing conditions, a widespread problem that is mostly unknown to those living outside the Far North territory, says the president of Habitat for Humanity Canada.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090714/habitat_humanity_090714/20090714?hub=Canada

by NationTalk on July 15, 2009693 Views

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H1N1 flu claims life of young mother who grew up on Yellow Quill … – Regina Leader-Post

H1N1 flu claims life of young mother who grew up on Yellow Quill First Nation

By Lori Coolican, Canwest News Service; Saskatchewan News Network
July 14, 2009

The signs of a community in mourning for a young mother would not have been immediately obvious to anyone driving onto this First Nation Monday.

http://www.leaderpost.com/news/H1N1+claims+life+young+mother+grew+Yellow+Quill+First+Nation/1788594/story.html

by NationTalk on July 14, 2009631 Views

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Enoch First Nation in Alberta gets new chief – CBC.ca

Enoch First Nation in Alberta gets new chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The First Nations chief who helped bring the first aboriginal run casino to Alberta has been voted out of office.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2009/07/14/edmonton-enoch-chief.html

by NationTalk on July 14, 2009676 Views

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Legacy of the Games – StarPhoenix

Legacy of the Games
Aboriginal groups get unique chance to market to the world

By Peter Kennedy, The Financial Post
July 14, 2009

As Canada’s Aboriginal Tourism sector gears up to market itself to the world during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, many operators have experienced a sharp drop in visitor bookings in recent months.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/sports/2010wintergames/Legacy+Games/1787964/story.html

by NationTalk on July 14, 2009813 Views

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David Luggi has been re-elected Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Chief. – BCLocalNews

David Luggi has been re-elected Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Chief

Updated: July 13, 2009 11:12 AM

David Luggi has been re-elected Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Chief.

“I feel honoured with the privilege of serving the Carrier Sekani people for a second straight term,” he said.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/50645547.html

by NationTalk on July 14, 20091157 Views

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Violence likely to continue against oil and gas industry: report – National Post

Violence likely to continue against oil and gas industry: report

Kelly Cryderman, Canwest News Service
Published: Monday, July 13, 2009

CALGARY– Violent acts or blockades against Canada’s oil and gas industry will likely continue in the years ahead, but the disruptions are unlikely to be organized or widespread unless disparate groups come together, a new report says.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/world/story.html?id=1787341

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Park getting new name to honour native bands – Globe and Mail

Park getting new name to honour native bands

Last updated on Tuesday, Jul. 14, 2009

A provincial park on Vancouver Island will be renamed to acknowledge the area’s native bands. The B.C. government says the Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park on the northwestern tip of the island will be renamed the Muqin/Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park…

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/park-getting-new-name-to-honour-native-bands/article1217229/

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Aboriginal ‘elder’ decision may be handled by court – CBC.ca

Aboriginal ‘elder’ decision may be handled by court

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Some members of the Peepeekesis First Nation are concerned it may be left up to the Federal Court to decide who fits the definition of “elder” in an aboriginal community.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2009/07/14/sask-elders.html

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EU Arctic Bid Off to Poor Start – ITK

EU Arctic Bid Off to Poor Start

As widely reported, the European Union Parliament voted overwhelmingly (550 to 49 with 41 abstentions) on May 5th to begin the process of enacting legislation which would effectively prohibit the import of seal products into all member countries. The intended legislation would provide for a couple of exceptions to the ban, including one aimed at traditional hunting activities of Inuit around the circumpolar world who hunt seals for purposes of subsistence.

http://www.itk.ca/media-centre/opinion-editorials/eu-arctic-bid-poor-start

by NationTalk on July 14, 2009620 Views

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Inuit on sealing: We want your mind, not your money – ITK

Inuit on sealing: We want your mind, not your money

Sunday will mark another annual day of protest against the Canadian East Coast seal hunt. In various countries, anti-sealing protesters will urge their governments to ban the seal hunt and the import of seal products.

http://www.itk.ca/media-centre/opinion-editorials/inuit-sealing-we-want-your-mind-not-your-money

by NationTalk on July 14, 2009672 Views

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Canada’s Shameful Inaction on Climate Change – ITK

Canada’s Shameful Inaction on Climate Change

* Toronto Star online * Friday July 10, 2009

Each day that Canada does not act with vigilance on the global climate crisis, permafrost melts in the Inuit village of Salluit, 10 kilometres inland from Hudson Strait in Nunavik, northern Quebec. Mudslides have forced the relocation of homes in the community of 1,100 and foundations are cracking on the houses that remain. Just a few years ago, the fire station was moved because its cement floor had collapsed.

http://www.itk.ca/media-centre/opinion-editorials/canadas-shameful-inaction-climate-change-toronto-star-online-friday-

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Circumpolar health conference underway in Yellowknife – CBC

Circumpolar health conference underway in Yellowknife

Last Updated: Monday, July 13, 2009

Health researchers who study the Arctic are gathering in Yellowknife this week for the 14th annual International Congress on Circumpolar Health.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/07/13/north-health-congress.html

by NationTalk on July 14, 2009603 Views

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Language lessons serve future generations – ExpressNews

Language lessons serve future generations

July 9, 2009 – Edmonton-Dorothy Thunder is determined to make sure future generations – including her own daughter – have the opportunity to listen to the language Thunder learned while growing up.

http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/article.cfm?id=10314

by NationTalk on July 13, 2009478 Views

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Spirit of togetherness honoured at OPP powwow (Orillia Packet & Times)

Spirit of togetherness honoured at OPP powwow

Family of late Sam George on hand for tree planting

Posted By Nathan Taylor

The relationship between the Ontario Provincial Police and aboriginal communities in the province is a work in progress, and the OPP took another step toward strengthening that bond Thursday by hosting a powwow at General Headquarters in Orillia.

http://www.orilliapacket.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1649320

by NationTalk on July 9, 2009922 Views

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Grandmother knows best in First Nation’s effort to curb drugs, gangs – CBC.ca

Grandmother knows best in First Nation’s effort to curb drugs, gangs

Last Updated: Thursday, July 9, 2009

A reserve near Regina is calling on its women, especially grandmothers, to help steer troubled young people towards a better life.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2009/07/09/piapot-kokum.html

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Property Rights: the Nisga’a Pave the Way – fcpp.org

Property Rights: the Nisga’a Pave the Way

New system would allow Nisga’a to claim residential lots

In Brief:

A historic debate is occurring on the Nisga’a territory as the government is debating legislation that will voluntarily grant individual property rights to residents. This will allow them to leverage land for mortgages or loans, and build equity.

http://www.fcpp.org/main/publication_detail.php?PubID=2858

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H1N1 flu numbers climb – kenoradailyminerandnews.com

H1N1 flu numbers climb

Posted By By Jon Thompson

Regional H1N1 figures continue to slowly climb even as health authorities are seeing most of those who have tested positive for the virus recouperating.

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1645417

by NationTalk on July 9, 2009567 Views

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Protesters learn fate next week – Belleville Intelligencer

Protesters learn fate next week

Posted By JEREMY ASHLEY, THE INTELLIGENCER

Two men who pleaded guilty for their role in last month’s blockade of the Skyway Bridge near Deseronto will learn next week whether they’ll spend a year behind bars, as called for by the prosecution.

http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1647673

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OUTGOING CHIEF – Globe and Mail

OUTGOING CHIEF

Bill Curry
From Thursday’s Globe and Mail Last updated on Thursday, Jul. 09, 2009

The record of Phil Fontaine, the outgoing national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, leaves little doubt the job up for grabs this month comes with significant power and influence.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/outgoing-chief/article1211949/

by NationTalk on July 9, 2009604 Views

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Candidates for AFN chief make own donation rules – Globe and Mail

Candidates for AFN chief make own donation rules

One speaks of offers from resource companies; two say they decline corporate contributions

BILL CURRY

OTTAWA — From Thursday’s Globe and Mail Last updated on Thursday, Jul. 09, 2009

The five candidates for the top job in aboriginal politics are making up their own rules when it comes to accepting donations and managing potential conflicts of interest as the race enters the final stretch.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/candidates-for-afn-chief-make-own-donation-rules/article1211948/

by NationTalk on July 9, 2009697 Views

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