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Is Free-Trade Deal for Canada’s North Needed?

June 01, 2009 – Bob Weber – The Canadian Press

The Canadian North needs its own free-trade agreement, says the editor of a new book on Arctic policy released this weekend.

Prominent economist Tom Courchene argues the myriad of boards, agencies and self-government councils created by treaty settlements have to learn to work together and sacrifice some of their individual power for the good of the region if northern development is to reach its potential.

http://news.therecord.com/Business/article/545818

by NationTalk on June 1, 2009643 Views

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Shawn Atleo, a Hereditary Chief with the Ahousaht First Nation, is Running to Become Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

By David Wiwchar – From Westcoaster.ca

VANCOUVER – Staring out across a sea of people jammed into the Washington Mall, a hereditary Chief from a tiny village thousands of miles away, nods and smiles.

http://www.firstperspective.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=132:atleo&catid=1:latest-news

by NationTalk on June 1, 2009559 Views

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Moose Factory Arena to Get Upgrades (Wawatay News)

by: Rick Garrick – Wawatay News – Hydro One has announced a $20,000 PowerPlay grant for renovations to the Moose Cree First Nation community arena.

“The contribution from Hydro One will help in making this project a reality, and provide an opportunity for fun and fitness for our children,” said Rick Cheechoo, facilities clerk at the Thomas Cheechoo Jr. Memorial Complex. “On behalf of the community of Moose Factory, I want to thank Hydro One for their financial contribution.”

http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2009/5/29/Moose-Factory-arena-to-get-upgrades_16847

by NationTalk on June 1, 2009978 Views

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Natives Handed Control of Park (The London Free Press)

By DAN MCCAFFERY,
SUN MEDIA

Fri, May 29, 2009 – Ipperwash: Fourteen years after a clash that left protester Dudley George dead, ‘we regain what was rightly ours,’ a First Nation chief says.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2009/05/29/9606606-sun.html

by NationTalk on June 1, 2009591 Views

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Hydro Dam Agreement to be Signed Today (Winnipeg Free Press)

Staff Writer – 29/05/2009 – WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro, the Doer government and four northern bands will sign a deal today to build a new northern dam.

Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson, Finance Minister Greg Selinger and Hydro CEP Bob Brennan are travelling to Split Lake today to sign the agreement that could funnel at least $360 million into the north over the next 25 years as part of a joint-ownership deal with the four First Nations. That’s not including the economic development created by the construction of the $5 billion dam.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/breakingnews/Hydro-dam-agreements-signed-today-46462227.html

by NationTalk on June 1, 2009686 Views

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First Nations Want Say in Lobster Talks

By Ryan Ross
ross.ryan@miramichileader.com

MIRAMICHI — As the federal government looks for solutions to the lobster crisis, native fishermen feel they are being left out, says a First Nations fishermen spokesman.

North Shore MicMac District Council fisheries liaison coordinator Dave Dunn stands outside the Fisheries Resource Centre in Eel Ground. Brian Isaac is the commercial fisheries liaison coordinator under the Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative for the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council.

http://miramichileader.canadaeast.com/news/article/682990

by NationTalk on June 1, 2009713 Views

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N.W.T. studies making aboriginal languages equal to English, French (The Canadian Press)

N.W.T. studies making aboriginal languages equal to English, French

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press–

YELLOWKNIFE – A second Arctic territory is moving to give aboriginal languages equal status with French and English following the release of a new report arguing that Canada’s southern language law simply doesn’t fit the Northwest Territories.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090531/national/nwt_french_aboriginal_1

by NationTalk on June 1, 2009582 Views

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Toronto plans aboriginal strategy (CNews)

Toronto plans aboriginal strategy
Struggles of urban natives will be priority: Councillors

By DON PEAT, SUN MEDIA

The City of Toronto is poised to have an urban aboriginal strategy in place by next year.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2009/05/31/9630086-sun.html

by NationTalk on June 1, 20091427 Views

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MP threatens to cross floor – Daily Telegraph

MP threatens to cross floor

June 01, 2009 09:45pm

NORTHERN Territory MP Marion Scrymgour has accused her own party of “lying to” and “insulting” Aboriginal people, and has threatened to jeopardise Labor’s precarious hold on government.

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25572654-5006505,00.html

by NationTalk on June 1, 2009543 Views

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Natives get reprieve from passport rules – Timmins Daily Press

Natives get reprieve from passport rules
FIRST NATIONS: Cardholders temporarily exempt

Posted By DAN BELLEROSE, SUN MEDIA, THE SAULT STAR

Cardholders registered as Status Indian under the Indian Act will not be required to present a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document to United States border-crossing guards.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1592699

by NationTalk on June 1, 2009469 Views

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Arm guards and we’ll shut border: Mohawk Warriors – The Gazette (Montreal)

Arm guards and we’ll shut border: Mohawk Warriors

Group vows to keep guards gunless at Akwesasne

By David Gonczol, The Ottawa Citizen

AKWESASNE, ONT. — Mohawk Warriors from the Akwesasne Mohawk reserve near Cornwall say they will storm a Canada Border Services Agency post on Monday and shut down the international border crossing, unless their political leaders receive a commitment from the government not to arm border guards at the post, which stands on reserve territory.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/guards+shut+border+Mohawk+Warriors/1647698/story.html

by NationTalk on June 1, 2009642 Views

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Michael Bryant: “I will keep my trap shut’ – Globe and Mail

Michael Bryant: “I will keep my trap shut’

John Allemang
From Saturday’s Globe and Mail

No longer Dalton McGuinty’s minister of economic development, and not yet (officially at least) the chief executive officer of David Miller’s new Invest Toronto corporation, Michael Bryant is content to strut towards a window table in Terroni and do what he does best – be the centre of attention, without even trying.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/michael-bryant-i-will-keep-my-trap-shut/article1160588/

by NationTalk on May 31, 2009606 Views

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New propers available for National Aboriginal Day of Prayer – Anglican Church of Canada

New propers available for National Aboriginal Day of Prayer

Ali Symons, Anglican Church of Canada

May 29, 2009 – A cathedral full of strawberries—some churches have been really creative on the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer (NADP), June 21. Eileen Scully, coordinator for ministry and worship, remembers a 2001 service in the Diocese of Huron cathedral that ended with a Mohawk reconciliation ceremony. Everyone was handed a strawberry. “That was really quite wonderful,” she said. “It was a huge celebration.”

http://news.anglican.ca/news/stories/2070

by NationTalk on May 31, 2009883 Views

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A Letter from Kitigan Zibi – The Dominion

May 30, 2009

A Letter from Kitigan Zibi
Concerned mother addresses the public on police mismanagement of missing daughter’s case

by Laurie Odjick
The Dominion

This letter was released to supporters on May 2, 2009 the date of the last organized ground search for Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander. Recipients of the letter have been encouraged to send it to their MPs.

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/2677

by NationTalk on May 31, 2009589 Views

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United States Arctic policy paper released – ucalgary.ca

United States Arctic policy paper released

May 28, 2009

As the US looks north, should Canada be concerned?

Until recently, the United States has been reluctant to take the initiative in the area of international Arctic policy, and has not focused its attention on the region. But that appears about to change.

http://www.ucalgary.ca/news/may2009/arctic-policy

by NationTalk on May 31, 2009664 Views

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Mi’kmaq education advocate dies in N.S. – CBC

Mi’kmaq education advocate dies in N.S.

Last Updated: Saturday, May 30, 2009

A well-known Mi’kmaq advocate of education for indigenous people in Canada and the United States has passed away.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2009/05/30/ns-obit-battiste.html

by NationTalk on May 31, 2009624 Views

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No one from province applied for aboriginal training funds – Telegraph-Journal

No one from province applied for aboriginal training funds

Published Saturday May 30th, 2009
Rob Linke
Telegraph-Journal

OTTAWA – This spring, the federal government was dangling $100-million in front of major employers that were facing labour shortages and aboriginal groups wanting jobs for their people.

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/front/article/683660

by NationTalk on May 31, 2009600 Views

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Flood of anger – Globe and Mail

Flood of anger

Mark Hume
Vancouver — From Saturday’s Globe and Mail

A punishing drought, which gave the State of Washington a grim warning about what the future might look like with global warming, has led to a U.S. dam proposal that threatens to drown a British Columbia valley.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/flood-of-anger/article1161201/

by NationTalk on May 31, 2009655 Views

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Strangers Scour the Land – dominionpaper.ca

May 28, 2009

Strangers Scour the Land
The search for Maisy and Shannon continues

by Maya Rolbin-GhanieDru Oja Jay
The Dominion

KITIGAN ZIBI ANISHINABEG–Maisy Odjick, 17, and her friend Shannon Alexander, now 18, vanished from Shannon’s father’s apartment in Maniwaki, Quebec, September 6, 2008. Both are from Kitigan Zibi, an Algonquin reserve adjacent to Maniwaki. Since September, neither the Kitigan Zibi Police Services nor the Sûreté du Québec has collected any evidence pertaining to the whereabouts of the two girls. When Maisy and Shannon vanished, their wallets and their money were left behind. The police are not ruling out the possibility that the two girls are “runaways.” In addition, the police have repeatedly neglected to communicate with and report back to the two families. The little media attention this case has attracted may be attributed to the constant and determined efforts at media outreach by Maisy’s mother, Laurie Odjick.

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/2694

by NationTalk on May 31, 2009585 Views

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Put the Lives of First Nation Women Above Politics – FCP

Put the Lives of First Nation Women Above Politics

Self-government rhetoric a smokescreen

In Brief:

First Nation women are among the most marginalized segments in Canadian society.
A legislative gap exists because provincial matrimonial real property laws do not apply on reserves. Also, most property on-reserve is held by men, making women more vulnerable.
Bill C-8 is a federal bill that will at least provide indigenous women with access to provincial courts to redress this imbalance.
Indigenous groups should end their opposition to this bill. It is more important to protect women than argue about self-government for First Nation communities

http://www.fcpp.org/main/publication_detail.php?PubID=2787

by NationTalk on May 31, 2009597 Views

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Industry Spotlight: Canada’s mining industry – Canadian Lawyer InHouse

Industry Spotlight: Canada’s mining industry

Gold mine or regulatory minefield?

By Jeremy Hainsworth | Publication Date: June 2009

Canada’s mining industry can often find itself at the fulcrum of competing interests. From First Nations land claims, to environmental concerns, to jurisdictional boundary issues, the industry more often resembles a regulatory minefield than a gold mine.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/Industry-Spotlight-Canadas-mining-industry.html

by NationTalk on May 31, 2009679 Views

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Overcoming Racism and Discrimination report delivered to Thunder Bay City Council – Wawatay News

Overcoming Racism and Discrimination report delivered to Thunder Bay City Council

by: Rick Garrick – Wawatay News

Anne Lesage is disappointed with Thunder Bay City Council’s reaction to the delivery of Overcoming Racism and Discrimination: A Plan for Action.

http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2009/5/27/Overcoming-Racism-and-Discrimination-report-delivered-to-Thunder-Bay-City-Council_16833

by NationTalk on May 28, 20091067 Views

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Ahousaht Chief Shawn Atleo to make bid for national leadership

By Judith Lavoie
May 28, 2009

A hereditary chief from Ahousaht on the west coast of Vancouver Island is hoping to become the first Assembly of First Nations national chief from B.C. in 25 years.

Shawn Atleo, AFN regional chief and a founding member of the B.C. First Nations Leadership Council, which brings together the B.C. AFN, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and First Nations Summit, launched his campaign this week.

by NationTalk on May 28, 2009619 Views

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Rights report targets Canada over missing women, land claims (CBC.ca)

Rights report targets Canada over missing women, land claims

Last Updated: Thursday, May 28, 2009

Canada’s handling of aboriginal land claims, missing women and foreign captives in Afghanistan are among several issues singled out for criticism in Amnesty International’s annual report on human rights.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/05/28/amnesty-report-canada028.html

by NationTalk on May 28, 2009617 Views

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SIAST hosting Aboriginal Cultural Awareness event (Regina Leader-Post)

SIAST hosting Aboriginal Cultural Awareness event

Leader-Post
May 28, 2009

REGINA — SIAST Wascana campus is to host its annual Aboriginal Cultural Awareness event today.

http://www.leaderpost.com/Health/SIAST+hosting+Aboriginal+Cultural+Awareness+event/1639054/story.html

by NationTalk on May 28, 2009527 Views

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Aboriginal Affairs minister tours Curve Lake facilities (Lakefield Herald)

Aboriginal Affairs minister tours Curve Lake facilities

by Anita Locke

The provincial Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Brad Duguid, visited Curve Lake First Nation on Monday.

He was there to receive feedback from the Band Council, discuss some initiatives at the provincial level and hear about issues that the First Nations felt were important which the Ministry could address.

http://www.lakefieldherald.com/2009/05_29_2009/curve.html

by NationTalk on May 28, 2009618 Views

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Edmonton put on gang alert – Edmonton Sun

Edmonton put on gang alert
National Aboriginal Gang Prevention Commission is gathering testimonies to help stem the tide of native gangs in Canada

By ANDREW HANON
Last Updated: 28th May 2009

Edmontonians had better brace for more gang violence, drug abuse and young women being forced into the sex trade, warns a U.S. gang expert.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/columnists/andrew_hanon/2009/05/28/9595796-sun.html

by NationTalk on May 28, 2009686 Views

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Grant money available for qualified Aboriginal groups (Times Herald)

Grant money available for qualified Aboriginal groups

CARTER HAYDU
The Moose Jaw Times Herald

Do you have a local non-profit organization developing sport, culture and recreation programs for Aboriginal people? Do you provide leadership opportunities for First Nations and Métis? Have you been in existence at least one year?

http://www.mjtimes.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=255039&sc=3

by NationTalk on May 28, 2009646 Views

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Aboriginal festival set for June 6 – Brampton Guardian

Aboriginal festival set for June 6

Thursday May 28 2009

A Gathering: Peel’s Aboriginal Celebration is a one-day festival celebrating the heritage and culture of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples. It will return to Brampton on Saturday, June 6 and run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park.

http://www.northpeel.com/news/article/70093

by NationTalk on May 28, 20091767 Views

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Ipperwash park to re-open in 2010 – London Free Press

Ipperwash park to re-open in 2010

Thu, May 28, 2009
By DAN MCCAFFERY, SUN MEDIA

Historic return of park to native control

The former Ipperwash Provincial Park was formally transferred to native control this morning during an emotional two-hour ceremony near the site where a native protester was felled almost 14 years ago.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2009/05/28/9601951.html

by NationTalk on May 28, 2009776 Views

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‘I am sorry,’ NWT bishop says to Dene residential school survivors – CBC.ca

‘I am sorry,’ N.W.T. bishop says to Dene residential school survivors

Last Updated: Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dene who attended residential schools in Canada’s North received an emotional apology Wednesday from the head of the Roman Catholic Church in the Northwest Territories.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/05/28/catholic-dene-apology.html

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Theatre & arts – Winnipeg Free Press

Theatre & arts

Staff Writer
28/05/2009

Urban Shaman

WWW.Non-Compliance.ca…Revisited, nationally recognized curators David Garneau, Richard Fung and Cynthia Lickers-Sage have created created an online exhibition of Aboriginal media works representing 12 major artists, to July 4, 290 McDermot.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/entertainment/arts/Theatre–arts4353245.html

by NationTalk on May 28, 2009577 Views

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Phil Fontaine May Leave AFN: Friend

By Jorge Barrera, Canwest News Service May 27, 2009

Wooed by federal political parties and corporate Canada, Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine is contemplating leaving the native organization, forgoing a run for a fourth term, a close friend says.

http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Phil%20Fontaine%20leave%20Friend/1636467/story.html

by NationTalk on May 28, 2009616 Views

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‘Hope and Change’ Message Key to Atleo

By David Wiwchar

VANCOUVER – Staring out across a sea of people jammed into the Washington Mall, a hereditary Chief from a tiny village thousands of miles away, nods and smiles.

Perched on a stone deck atop the National Museum of the American Indian, Shawn Atleo listened intently as U.S. President Barack Obama spoke of unity and hope in his inaugural address.

“I was honored to be invited by the National Congress of the American Indian tribes and the Cherokee Nation to witness the swearing in of a man who stands as a symbol of change and hope for so many,” said Atleo, a hereditary Chief of British Columbia’s Ahousaht First Nation.

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Phil Fontaine may leave AFN: Friend

By Jorge Barrera, May 27, 2009

Wooed by federal political parties and corporate Canada, Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine is contemplating leaving the native organization, forgoing a run for a fourth term, a close friend says.

The federal Liberal and NDP parties have both asked Fontaine to run in the next federal election, but he appears to be seriously entertaining offers from corporations looking to use his expertise at home and abroad, according to the friend, who has worked with Fontaine for years.

by NationTalk on May 28, 2009711 Views

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Communities in NWT call for slowing of oil sands development – Globe and Mail

Communities in NWT call for slowing of oil sands development

MARK HUME
VANCOUVER — From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail,

With growing evidence that pollutants are causing fish deformities in the Athabasca River and one native village struggling to understand its elevated cancer rates, 33 communities in the Northwest Territories have called for a moratorium on oil sands developments because of fears about water quality.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/communities-in-nwt-call-for-slowing-of-oil-sands-development/article1154761/

by NationTalk on May 27, 2009569 Views

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Next Step to More Power

Posted By THE DAILY PRESS

An agreement has been reached between Ontario Power Generation and the Moose Cree First Nation to help projects move forward and create economic development for the First Nation.

Last week, the First Nation ratified the Amisk-oo-Skow agreement that would establish a new, positive relationship between the two.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1583917

by NationTalk on May 27, 2009599 Views

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Natives Reopening Ipperwash Parkland AGREEMENT: Queen’s Park Officials to Sign Deal Thursday

Tue, May 26, 2009
By CHIP MARTIN, LONDON FREE PRESS

You could be day camping and swimming at the beach again at Ipperwash as early as next spring.

Nearly 15 years after an occupation, gunfire and death closed Ipperwash Provincial Park, an agreement is being signed this week to reopen the popular Lake Huron retreat under First Nations control.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2009/05/26/9570106-sun.html

by NationTalk on May 27, 2009647 Views

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Native History Celebrated

Posted By JEREMY ASHLEY, THE INTELLIGENCER

What may be the first step toward establishing a permanent home to celebrate native history was taken here this week.

A significant display of several hundred native artifacts dubbed ‘Meeting on the River of Life: Mohawk and Loyalist exchanges,’ officially opened at the Tyendinaga Economic Development Centre, Monday, showcasing more than 11,500 years of local native history.

http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1583130

by NationTalk on May 27, 2009608 Views

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Canadians Observe National Day of Healing

May 26, 2009

Canadians marked May 26, the National Day of Healing and Reconciliation, with various events across the country, including a sunrise ceremony, an evening feast, multi-media presentations and speeches at Sioux Lookout, which was chosen as the official host of the annual commemoration.

http://www.anglicanjournal.com/100/article/canadians-observe-national-day-of-healing/?cHash=f987996816

by NationTalk on May 27, 2009593 Views

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Alderville Habitat Build is a First

Posted By CECILIA NASMITH

Habitat For Humanity Northumberland’s build in Alderville First Nation will not only be its first build in that community, executive director Kim Lauder said – it will be the first Habitat build of its kind in a First Nation community in Canada.

“There have been partnerships with Metis and First Nation groups, but it has been in an urban setting. This is right within the Alderville First Nation community,” Lauder said.

http://www.northumberlandtoday.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1585303

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Haircut review unlikely: ministry (The Chronicle-Journal)

Haircut review unlikely: ministry

By SARAH ELIZABETH BROWN
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Nishnawbe Aski Nation is calling on the province‘s Attorney General to review a decision not to lay charges against an education assistant accused of cutting a boy‘s hair at school.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=188311

by NationTalk on May 27, 2009791 Views

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Jean’s seal meal draws praise and criticism (Ottawa Citizen)

Jean’s seal meal draws praise and criticism

By Peter O’Neil, Europe Correspondent, Canwest News Service
May 26, 2009

PARIS — Governor General Michaelle Jean was criticized by a European animal rights group Tuesday but praised by others after she sliced off and ate a raw piece of a seal’s heart to show solidarity with sealers devastated by a planned European ban on seal product imports.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Technology/Jean+seal+meal+draws+praise+criticism/1632539/story.html

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RCMP’s Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program offers opportunity to … – Leader-Post

RCMP’s Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program offers opportunity to experience police work

By Annie McLeod, Leader-Post
May 27, 2009

REGINA — Anita Pelletier now has the confidence she needs to become a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

http://www.leaderpost.com/RCMP+Aboriginal+Cadet+Training+Program+offers+opportunity+experience+police+work/1633061/story.html

by NationTalk on May 27, 2009796 Views

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RCMP working quietly to combat rising gang problem – Canada.com

RCMP working quietly to combat rising gang problem

By Sarah Simpson, The Citizen
May 27, 2009

He’s in charge of the new First Nations Community Policing section, whose office has just been established next to the Hiiye’yu Lelum (House of Friendship) on Boys Road.

http://www.canada.com/RCMP+working+quietly+combat+rising+gang+problem/1635033/story.html

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Roseau River chooses Nelson again for chief – Winnipeg Free Press

Roseau River chooses Nelson again as chief

Staff Writer
27/05/2009

WINNIPEG — Terry Nelson has again been re-elected chief of Manitoba’s Roseau River First Nation.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Nelson-wins-again-in-Roseau-River-chief-election-46228737.html

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Opinions of First Nations sought in review of Indian Act

Last Updated: Monday, May 25, 2009

The standing Senate committee on Aboriginal Peoples is holding public hearings in Winnipeg and Dauphin this week.
It is hearing from First Nations peoples on issues such as self-governance, political accountability and election reform.

Senator Gerry St. Germain, originally from the Winnipeg neighbourhood of St. Boniface, said many First Nations organizations want radical reforms to the Indian Act.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2009/05/25/mb-first-nations-indian-act.html

by NationTalk on May 26, 2009745 Views

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Métis health authority idea bandied about at meeting

ANGELA HILL – The Prince Albert Daily Herald

Saskatchewan’s Métis people have made historic steps towards greater involvement in their health-care delivery.
Among ideas discussed during a health round table at Elk Ridge Resort Thursday was having greater involvement in policy development, increased access to care and creating a regional Métis health authority.

http://www.paherald.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=253628&sc=4

by NationTalk on May 26, 2009658 Views

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Report shows First Nation schools underfunded

by: Steve Feeney – Wawatay News

Phil Fontaine, Assembly of First Nations national chief, said the Parliamentary Budget Office’s May 25 report on funding for First Nations schools should be a wake-up call to address the government’s mismanagement of First Nations schools and education.

http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2009/5/25/AFN-National-Chief-welcomes-report-by-Parliamentary-Budget-Office_16800

by NationTalk on May 26, 2009549 Views

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Leonard Peltier nominated for Nobel Peace Prize – FinalCall.com

Leonard Peltier nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

By Saeed Shabazz
Staff Writer
Updated May 21, 2009

The North Dakota-based Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee circulated a release on April 28 stating that the imprisoned Native American activist had been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for a sixth year.

http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_6028.shtml

by NationTalk on May 25, 2009937 Views

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