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Piapot nears urban reserve – Regina Leader-Post

Piapot nears urban reserve

Veronica Rhodes, The Leader-Post
Published: Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Piapot First Nation is one signature away from having land it owns in North Central Regina declared an urban reserve.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=9dd779e0-55eb-434c-9bd6-e5e9bf9a00ae

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Battle brewing over native school – CTV.ca

Battle brewing over native school

Updated Sat. Mar. 8 2008 3:30 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

They go to school in portables in the sometimes minus 40 degree weather of northern Ontario, while an elementary school sits empty nearby, made inhabitable by an oil spill.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080306/ndp_youtube_080306/20080308?hub=Canada

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Why gaming is big on reserves – Winnipeg Sun

Why gaming is big on reserves

By JOSEPH QUESNEL

It would be better if the federal government expended its resources on creating the conditions for economic development on First Nations rather than just focus on stamping out some of the only opportunities available to those communities.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Columnists/Quesnel_Joseph/2008/03/08/4944366.html

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Chief Rockthunder supportive of exploration – The Leader-Post

Chief Rockthunder supportive of exploration

Veronica Rhodes, The Leader-Post
Published: Saturday, March 08, 2008

With an eye on investing in their children’s futures, Piapot First Nation members are considering potash exploration on their reserve.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=01325e84-97c7-4021-8302-1823d3fc9bce

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Gezhtoojig connects natives with careers – North Bay Nugget

Gezhtoojig connects natives with careers

Posted By Heather Campbell

You might say that Ray St. Louis got his biggest career opportunity by accident.

http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=935025

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Hydro transmission corridor hearings start in May – Owen Sound Sun Times

Hydro transmission corridor hearings start in May

Posted By JIM ALGIE

The Ontario Energy Board is to begin hearings May 1 on Hydro One’s application to build a new transmission line between the Bruce nuclear power development and Milton.

http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=934492

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Hundreds support jailed leader; Bob Lovelace ‘doing OK,’ friend says – Kingston Whig

Hundreds support jailed leader; Bob Lovelace ‘doing OK,’ friend says

Posted By Frank Armstrong Whig-Standard Staff Writer

Queen’s professor and Algonquin community leader Bob Lovelace may be out of the public eye while he languishes behind bars, but he demonstrated yesterday he won’t be silenced.

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=935576

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Northern schools getting short-changed: Beatty – StarPhoenix

Northern schools getting short-changed: Beatty
Grits target Tories on infrastructure cut

The StarPhoenix
Published: Saturday, March 08, 2008

The federal byelection in the Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River riding is close at hand and the derision has begun.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=e7a88251-7c4d-4a1c-a4c9-76cf4bb837dc

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Hail to ‘Death Of A Chief’ – Jam! Showbiz

Hail to ‘Death Of A Chief’

By JOHN COULBOURN – Sun Media

TORONTO – We have all been told that when we’re in Rome, we should do as the Romans do — but Native Earth Performing Arts has managed to put some sharp new teeth in that particular old saw.

http://jam.canoe.ca/Theatre/Reviews/D/Death_Of_A_Chief/2008/03/08/4947531-sun.html

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Nekaneet election called – Maple Creek Times

Nekaneet election called

Friday, 07 March 2008
By Sheri Monk

Chief Alice Pahtayken will be Nekaneet chief again after no other names were put in the hat to run against her. However, the race for the three councillor positions is on with four new names on the ballot.

http://www.maplecreeknews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2677&Itemid=1

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Healing ceremony hopes to fix rift caused by video – Tb News Source

Healing ceremony hopes to fix rift caused by video

Tb News Source
Web Posted: 3/7/2008 7:39:27 PM

A gathering this week near Fort Frances is hoping to repair racial disunity in that region.

The healing ceremony on the Couchiching First Nation was organized in response to a controversial video that surfaced on the Internet in mid-February, showing six non-native female students dancing to the sounds of a pow wow, while acting drunk

http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=105505

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Organizers expect big things from Little NHL tournament – Sault Star

Organizers expect big things from Little NHL tournament

Posted By Ben Leeson
By Ben Leeson
THE SAULT STAR

Little: small in size; not big; that which is not large or significant.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=934321

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Arbour stepping down as UN rights chief to be with family: official – Hamilton Spectator

Arbour stepping down as UN rights chief to be with family: official

March 07, 2008
Lorrayne Anthony, THE CANADIAN PRESS
The Canadian Press, 2008

Canadian Louise Arbour received accolades from all around after announcing on Friday she will not seek another term as the United Nation’s much-vilified top human rights advocate.

http://www.thespec.com/article/336256

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As simple as ABC – Financial Post

As simple as ABC

William Watson, Financial Post
Published: Friday, March 07, 2008

What with Obama-Clinton, the Cadman affair, the federal budget and so on, you may have missed last week’s announcement by the grandly styled “Council of Education Ministers” that it was “initiating a national dialogue” on the “economic emergency” posed by this country’s 40% illiteracy rate.

http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=c3a7ea23-edb6-4410-bb2e-e9af46fa4e6c&k=45397

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Rights on reserves – National Post

Rights on reserves

National Post
Published: Saturday, March 08, 2008

We have long advocated an end to the treatment of Canadian aboriginals as members of tribal collectives rather than as individual citizens. In that vein, we welcome the introduction on Tuesday of legislation that would help on-reserve families gain clearer title to their homes, and give aboriginal women matrimonial property rights when marriages break down.

http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=361338

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Six Nations seeking $1 billion for claim Ottawa pegs at $26M – London Free Press

Six Nations seeking $1 billion for claim Ottawa pegs at $26M

Sat, March 8, 2008
By CP

HAMILTON — Ottawa is dismissing a Six Nations’ contention that it is owed at least $1 billion for an Ontario land claim dating back to 1829.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/CityandRegion/2008/03/08/4946101-sun.html

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B.C. has Strait of Georgia on its mind – Globe and Mail

GEOGRAPHY
B.C. has Strait of Georgia on its mind
Province weighs changing venerable West Coast place name to Salish Sea to reflect early aboriginal presence

MARK HUME
March 8, 2008

VANCOUVER — One of the oldest and most recognizable place names on Canada’s West Coast will soon be changed if the British Columbia government adopts a suggestion put forward yesterday at a meeting of the First Nations Summit.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080308.BCNAME08/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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B.C. natives to develop protest strategy – Globe and Mail

ACTION COMMITTEE FORMED
B.C. natives to develop protest strategy

MARK HUME
March 8, 2008

VANCOUVER — The First Nations Summit in British Columbia has drawn up an action committee to plan protests that, among other things, would target the 2010 Olympic Games and the province’s 150th-anniversary celebrations, which are now under way.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080308.BCFIRSTNATIONS08/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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An idea inspired by kids talking about their dreams – Globe and Mail

THE PRINCE GEORGE PROPOSAL
An idea inspired by kids talking about their dreams

CATHRYN ATKINSON
Special to The Globe and Mail
March 8, 2008

It took a circle of native teenagers talking excitedly about their dreams for the future to convince Marlene Erickson that a public school emphasizing aboriginal culture and customs was desperately needed in her hometown of Prince George.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080308.BCSCHOOL08/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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Talks to build gambling hall on Sea to Sky Highway – Globe and Mail

IN BRIEF
Talks to build gambling hall on Sea to Sky Highway

CATHRYN ATKINSON
March 8, 2008

Squamish — The Squamish Nation is in talks with Toronto-based Boardwalk Gaming and Entertainment Inc. to build a small gambling hall on the Sea to Sky Highway.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080308.BCBRIEFS08-2/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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‘It was just such an epiphany for us’ – Globe and Mail

EDUCATION
‘It was just such an epiphany for us’
While Toronto and Prince George wrestle with culturally focused schools, in Winnipeg, it’s an established – and successful – idea

JOE FRIESEN
March 8, 2008

WINNIPEG — The first day of school lineups at Children of the Earth aboriginal high school are legendary: Every September, more than 100 prospective students have to be turned away because classes are already full.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080308.ABORIGINAL08/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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Norval Morrisseau to be honoured at Aboriginal Achievement Awards – CBC

Norval Morrisseau to be honoured at Aboriginal Achievement Awards
14 win awards for contributions to arts, science and social justice

Last Updated: Friday, March 7, 2008

The late artist and shaman Norval Morrisseau will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Aboriginal Achievement Awards gala Saturday in Toronto.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/07/achievement-gala.html

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Labrador Inuit delay vote on uranium mining – CBC

Labrador Inuit delay vote on uranium mining

Last Updated: Friday, March 7, 2008

Inuit politicians balked Thursday at passing legislation that would ban uranium mining for three years in Nunatsiavut, the land settlement area in northern Labrador.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/07/nunatsiavut-uranium.html

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No need to use Taser on teenage girl in Inuvik jail, father says – CBC

No need to use Taser on teenage girl in Inuvik jail, father says

Last Updated: Friday, March 7, 2008

The father of a teenage girl at a youth detention centre in Inuvik, N.W.T., demanded more answers on what happened to his daughter, saying police did not need to use a stun gun on her.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/07/inuvik-taser.html

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Yellowknife welcomes Arctic Winter Games athletes – CBC

Yellowknife welcomes Arctic Winter Games athletes

Last Updated: Friday, March 7, 2008

More than 2,000 athletes and coaches from teams across the circumpolar world began arriving in Yellowknife on Friday for the Arctic Winter Games, as everyone from organizers and volunteers to local businesses make final preparations for the weeklong sporting and cultural event.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/07/pre-awg.html

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Natives Join Quarry Fight; Environmentalists, First Nations ‘a Powerful Emerging Force’ – The Sun Times

Natives join quarry fight; Environmentalists, First Nations ‘a powerful emerging force’

Posted By JIM ALGIE

Local native bands are adding their voices to a growing chorus of concern over recent quarry proposals in Grey-Bruce.

http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=932491

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Aboriginal, Church Leaders’ Tour Aims to Aid Residential School Healing Process – The StarPhoenix

Aboriginal, church leaders’ tour aims to aid residential school healing process

The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, March 07, 2008

Aboriginal and church leaders are joining together on a cross-country tour aimed at helping the healing process related to residential schools.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=8f4cb008-c67c-41f7-b3fb-4df63bfb2590

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Natives seek $7000 if talks to continue – National Post

Natives seek $7,000 if talks to continue
Ontario Balks; First Nations group collects fees from developers

Melissa Leong, National Post, with files from Canwest News Service
Published: Friday, March 07, 2008

A First Nations group overseeing development along the Grand River in southern Ontario says the province could face legal action if it does not pay $7,000 to continue discussions about future projects on its traditional lands.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=357721

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Get the story at Curve Lake – Peterborough Examiner

Get the story at Curve Lake

Posted By DEBBI CROSSEN

Storytellers from all cultures will participate in the annual Storytellers’ Festival at Curve Lake this weekend.

The event combines the ancient tribal art of storytelling with the beauty of Canada’s aboriginal cultures.

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=933861

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Everyone welcome at native festival; Inaugural Northern Aboriginal Festival celebrates unity: organizers (The Sudbury Star)

Everyone welcome at native festival; Inaugural Northern Aboriginal Festival celebrates unity: organizers

Posted By Rachel Punch

For Canada’s Aboriginals, nation building and coming together has been part of their traditions for “time immemorial,” says Angela Recollet.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=932549

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Model fires up Aboriginal Awards (Jam! Showbiz)

Model fires up Aboriginal Awards

By BILL HARRIS – Sun Media

While entering the room for an interview with Larissa Tobacco, we noticed that several people were in the process of measuring her for a custom-made dress.

http://jam.canoe.ca/Television/2008/03/07/4937701-sun.html

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Student safety a concern – The Chronicle Journal

Student safety a concern

SARAH ELIZABETH BROWN
03/07/2008

When 15-year-old Reggie Bushie said goodbye to his parents at Poplar Hill First Nation last September and headed off to high school in Thunder Bay, it was the first time he‘d ever left his tiny, remote reserve.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/top_story.php?id=96428

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Funding cut to Oyate – Regina Leader-Post

Funding cut to Oyate

Angela Hall, The Leader-Post
Published: Friday, March 07, 2008

The Saskatchewan Party government has cut ties with a Regina safe house for at-risk youth that was temporarily closed two years ago when problems at the facility became public.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=75317c7d-da3d-46a5-99ee-af92ab786eb6

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Dialogue key to identifying health issues: Draude – Leader-Post

Dialogue key to identifying health issues: Draude

Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, March 06, 2008

REGINA — The government has reaffirmed its commitment to improving the overall health and quality of life of First Nations and Métis people in Saskatchewan over the next seven years, Indian and Métis Relations Minister June Draude said Thursday.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=d9a453a9-a630-43d4-abe1-b4a4235e550b&k=17678

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First nations sign overlap agreement – Powell River Peak

First nations sign overlap agreement

Laura Walz — Peak Editor
03/06/2008

Tla’Amin (Sliammon) and the K’omoks first nations have initialled a shared territory protocol agreement that outlines provisions for addressing potential overlap issues.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19366467&BRD=1998&PAG=461&dept_id=221589&rfi=6

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NAN wants inquest into student deaths – Tb News Source

NAN wants inquest into student deaths

Tb News Source
Web Posted: 3/6/2008 7:41:19 PM

The October 2007 death of a Poplar Hills First Nation teen, the latest in a string of deaths of Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School students since 2000, has Nishnawbe Aski Nation leaders asking for a coroner’s inquest to investigate the situation.

http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=105434

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Ukrainian-Canadian writing prize to be presented – Globe and Mail

Ukrainian-Canadian writing prize to be presented

Staff
March 6, 2008

Toronto — One-third of the royalties will go into a fund that will benefit aboriginal youth in education, art and sport. The rest will go as revenue into VANOC’s operating budget. Four writers are in the running for the $25,000 Kobzar Literary Award, which every two years recognizes a writer of merit who has dealt with “a Ukrainian-Canadian theme” in fiction, poetry, non-fiction, drama or literature for young persons.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080306.BUZZ06-3/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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More readers weigh in on Aboriginal rights – canadianminingjournal.com

OPINION POLL – More readers weigh in on Aboriginal rights

We have received many responses to our poll question concerning Aboriginal rights over the development of their lands. To answer our critics, yes the question was oversimplified and the lack of definition for “their lands” was intentional. We were attempting to allow our readers to consider their own definitions rather than tie them down to our definition, which may not have been inclusive.

http://www.canadianminingjournal.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=81106&issue=03052008

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Volunteers on home stretch in Arctic Winter Games preparations – CBC

Volunteers on home stretch in Arctic Winter Games preparations

Last Updated: Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hundreds of volunteers are making final preparations around Yellowknife this week for the Arctic Winter Games, which officially kick off in three days.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/06/awg-prep.html

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2010’s inukshuk art now unveiled – 24Hours

2010’s inukshuk art now unveiled

By BOB MACKIN, 24 HOURS

VANOC borrowed from the north again yesterday to launch its aboriginal licensing and merchandising program.

http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/2008/03/06/4922201-sun.html

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Awards show carries a powerful message – Toronto Star

Awards show carries a powerful message

Mar 06, 2008 04:30 AM
Bruce DeMara
Entertainment Reporter

Aboriginal Canadians will come together for the 15th year to celebrate their best and brightest in a gala show tomorrow night.

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/309673

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Campaign for new native school hits YouTube – CTV

Campaign for new native school hits YouTube

Updated Thu. Mar. 6 2008 10:15 AM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

A New Democrat MP has turned to YouTube in the fight to build a new school for the northern Ontario native community of Attawapiskat. The video has become one of the most watched political videos of the week.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080306/ndp_youtube_080306/20080306?hub=Canada

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Aboriginal plays deliver vital messages to students – The Leader-Post

Aboriginal plays deliver vital messages to students

Braden Husdal, The Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, March 06, 2008

Acting up instead of acting out was the moral of the story at Scott Collegiate’s auditorium on Wednesday.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=65705536-4a2b-446e-a4ba-f23ff5411b86

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Talented Native artist left mark on art world – The Daily Press

Talented Native artist left mark on art world

Our First Nation brothers have always had a gentle way about them … you could call it passive or shy … we like to think of this human quality as kind.

Recently we learned Richard Kamalatisit had passed away.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=931177

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Inuit artists up against an Olympic challenge – Globe and Mail

Inuit artists up against an Olympic challenge
Natives to produce hand-carved works in huge numbers

MARSHA LEDERMAN
From Thursday’s Globe and Mail
March 6, 2008 at 1:26 AM EST

VANCOUVER — About 1,200 Inuit artists in Nunavut will spend the next two years churning out hand-carved inuksuit to be sold under the Olympic brand for the Vancouver 2010 Games – a challenge of volume that could lead to a more assembly-line-like method of hand-producing the artworks.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080306.wbcolympic06/BNStory/Entertainment/home

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Aboriginal Elementary School a Welcome Change – Prince George Citizen

Aboriginal elementary school a welcome change

BRUCE STRACHAN Citizen columnist

It would appear TV’s best-known bigot Archie Bunker is still alive and well, at least in Prince George.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=121822&Itemid=592

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Nunavut premier’s Olympics charter flight questioned – CBC North

Nunavut premier’s Olympics charter flight questioned

Last Updated: Thursday, March 6, 2008 | 8:47 AM CT
CBC News

Shortly after Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik inked a merchandise deal with organizers of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, one MLA is asking why Okalik had to take such a costly flight to get there in the first place.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/06/charter-flight.html

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Aboriginal-art program planned for 2010 Vancouver Olympics (Vancouver Province)

Aboriginal-art program planned for 2010 Vancouver Olympics
Unique fund for youth will benefit

Damian Inwood, The Province
Published: Thursday, March 06, 2008

North Vancouver artist Rick Harry could be excused for feeling outnumbered.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/money/story.html?id=f1d8da85-182b-49df-a065-f6a6c97d3aa1&k=99075

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Morrisseau medal on hold pending legal ruling (The Globe and Mail)

Morrisseau medal on hold pending legal ruling

JAMES ADAMS
From Thursday’s Globe and Mail
March 6, 2008 at 4:09 AM EST

Canada’s most famous aboriginal painter, the late Norval Morrisseau, is being honoured with a lifetime-achievement award tomorrow evening in Toronto.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080306.wmorrisseau06/BNStory/Entertainment/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20080306.wmorrisseau06

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Inuit Inuksuit to be crafted and sold for 2010 Games – Globe and Mail

THE BUZZ: BREAKING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Inuit Inuksuit to be crafted and sold for 2010 Games

MARSHA LEDERMAN
March 6, 2008

Vancouver — About 1,200 Inuit artists in Nunavut will spend the next two years churning out hand-carved Inuksuit to be sold under the Olympic brand for the Vancouver 2010 Games.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080306.BUZZ06-2/TPStory/National

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