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Feisty First Nations twins pioneered aboriginal place in Olympic sports – Winnipeg Free Press

Feisty First Nations twins pioneered aboriginal place in Olympic sports

By: Terri Theodore , THE CANADIAN PRESS
19/02/2010

VANCOUVER, B.C. – When they first wore Canada’s colours in the 1972 Sapporo Games, twins Sharon and Shirley Firth broke racial barriers to become the first aboriginal women to compete at the Winter Games.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/olympics/feisty-first-nations-twins-pioneered-aboriginal-place-in-olympic-sports-84818342.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010668 Views

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Aboriginal House chef is an Olympic medallist – Vancouver Sun

Aboriginal House chef is an Olympic medallist

The Culinary Olympics, that is. Now Arnold Olson is feeding up to 13,000 a day and hoping to inspire the next generation of aboriginal cooks

By Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun
February 19, 2010

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s been in for dinner. A sniffer dog liked the smell of things and gave the place a happy wag of tail; a security detail swept the premises (but not with brooms) and there was a lockdown during the meal.

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Aboriginal+House+chef+Olympic+medallist/2585820/story.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 20101096 Views

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Olympics Model of Partnering with First Nations – StarPhoenix

Olympics Model of Partnering with First Nations

By Doug Cuthand, Special to The StarPhoenix
February 19, 2010

Two aboriginal women are competing at the Olympics in Vancouver.

Snowboarder Callan Chythlook-Sifsof is an Inuit from Alaska.

Fellow snowboarder Caroline Calve is an Algonquin who was born in Aylmer, Que., which is now part of Gatineau.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/sports/Olympics+model+partnering+with+First+Nations/2584514/story.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010717 Views

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FSIN Youth Representatives See Big Change Coming in Sask. – StarPhoenix

FSIN Youth Representatives See Big Change Coming in Sask.

By Jeanette Stewart, The StarPhoenix
February 19, 2010

Two newly elected representatives of First Nations in Saskatchewan say they are ready to make positive changes for the province’s young people.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/technology/FSIN+youth+representatives+change+coming+Sask/2584522/story.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010632 Views

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Noble savage lives on in Hollywood – Canwest News Services

Noble savage lives on in Hollywood

Antiquated, and offensive view, of aboriginals, still going strong

By Katherine Monk, Canwest News Service
February 19, 2010

Aboriginal director Neil Diamond had just wrapped his new documentary about the depiction of First Nations on film when James Cameron squatted over a cash-lined nest and delivered the box-office darling Avatar.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Noble+savage+lives+Hollywood/2584840/story.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010792 Views

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$30 Million Hotel, Water Park Planned for Millbrook – The Chronicle Herald

$30 Million Hotel, Water Park Planned for Millbrook

By MARY ELLEN MacINTYRE Truro Bureau
Fri. Feb 19

MILLBROOK — A just-announced $30-million project at the Truro Power Centre in Millbrook First Nation is the reason why Chief Lawrence Paul couldn’t retire.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Business/1168441.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010689 Views

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Tourists Descend on Native Sites – The Province

Tourists descend on native sites
Amazing response to arts, crafts

By Suzanne Fournier, The Province
February 19, 2010

Sales are brisk at these Olympic Games for all things First Nations: cedar carvings, Salish weaving, Kwakwaka’wakw silver and masks, drums and high-end Haida clothing.

http://www.theprovince.com/business/Tourists+descend+native+sites/2584910/story.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010699 Views

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Incarceration rates of Aboriginal youth inspire campus theatre production – expressnews.ualberta.ca

Incarceration rates of Aboriginal youth inspire campus theatre production

By Dawn Ford

February 12, 2010 – (Edmonton) Following three years of drama-based research with youth as part of the Native program at a provincial youth corrections facility, a new play, Athabasca’s Going Unmanned, written by U of A researcher Diane Conrad aims, to raise awareness about the disproportionate incarceration rates of Aboriginal youth across Canada.

http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/article.cfm?id=10812

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010723 Views

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Native university pulled back from brink – Globe and Mail

Native university pulled back from brink

Patrick White
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
Published on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 11:38PM EST
Last updated on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 3:29AM EST

Aboriginal and government leaders are pulling Saskatchewan’s one-of-a-kind aboriginal university back from the brink one week after its closing appeared imminent.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/native-university-pulled-back-from-brink/article1469227/

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010708 Views

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Group has 2 weeks to fix First Nations University – CBC

Group has 2 weeks to fix First Nations University

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A working group has two weeks to formulate plans for what officials are saying would be a new “more robust” relationship between the University of Regina and the troubled First Nations University of Canada.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2010/02/16/sk-fnuc-working-group.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010681 Views

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Professor assigned COO at First Nations University – CBC

Professor assigned COO at First Nations University

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Del Anaquod, a professor at First Nations University of Canada, has been assigned as chief operating officer to oversee day-to-day operations at the troubled institution.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2010/02/16/sk-new-coo-fnuc-anaquod.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010599 Views

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Long Plain youth tell of experience at Olympics – Portage Daily Graphic

Long Plain youth tell of experience at Olympics

Posted By Angela Brown, The Daily Graphic

A group of youth for Long Plain First Nation are still on an emotional high after performing at the Vancouver Olympics opening ceremonies.

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2455115

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010482 Views

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First Nations want to find economic partners – TheChronicleHerald.ca

First Nations want to find economic partners

By BRUCE ERSKINE Business Reporter
Thu. Feb 18

Native communities want the same economic prosperity that non-native communities want and the two can work together to achieve that end, says the executive director of the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Business/1168148.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010486 Views

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Tell the truth — the whole truth — about Prince – Winnipeg Free Press

Tell the truth — the whole truth — about Prince

By: Gordon Sinclair Jr.
18/02/2010

Maybe it’s not for me to say because I don’t belong to a First Nation, but then neither does the producer of the feature film that was announced last week.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/columnists/tell-the-truth—-the-whole-truth—-about-prince-84681047.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010713 Views

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First Nation plans to build hotel, water park in Truro, Nova Scotia – Daily Commercial News

First Nation plans to build hotel, water park in Truro, Nova Scotia

TRURO, N.S.
February 18, 2010

A multimillion-dollar hotel and water park will be built on Nova Scotia’s Millbrook First Nation. Chief Lawrence Paul revealed the plan during a job-creation announcement at the band’s Truro Power Centre.

http://dcnonl.com/article/id37590

by NationTalk on February 18, 20101082 Views

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Through a Native lens: Reel Injun explores the stereotyping of aboriginal … – Kelowna.com

Through a Native lens: Reel Injun explores the stereotyping of aboriginal characters by Hollywood.

Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Canwest News Service

Taking any brand of sociological microscope to the squirming Petri dish of Hollywood cinema is always a worthy endeavour – regardless of how profound, or how shallow, the formal conclusions might be

http://www.kelowna.com/2010/02/18/through-a-native-lens-reel-injun-explores-the-stereotyping-of-aboriginal-characters-by-hollywood/

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010528 Views

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Traditional, yet modern: Aboriginal Pavilion changes with the times – Vancouver Sun

Traditional, yet modern: Aboriginal Pavilion changes with the times
Dance, music, costumes a hybrid of old and new

By Kim Pemberton, Vancouver Sun
February 18, 2010

Expect the unexpected at the Aboriginal Pavilion.

This week a few of the native dancing and singing troupes proved they are embracing modern times by featuring young hip-hop artists singing in their native dialect.

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Traditional+modern+Aboriginal+Pavilion+changes+with+times/2579635/story.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010537 Views

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Is it fair to evict non-natives from Kahnawake? – Montreal Gazette

Is it fair to evict non-natives from Kahnawake?

By BILL TIERNEY, Freelance
February 18, 2010

The recent media flurry around the plan to evict 25 non-natives from Kahnawake is very perplexing.

And for the non-natives who were recently asked to leave the reserve, it must have been quite shocking. I imagine it was something like a cross between losing your job and the break-up of your marriage.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/fair+evict+natives+from+Kahnawake/2578905/story.html

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Olympics Have Returned Aboriginals to Rightful Place, Says Leader – Vancouver Sun

Olympics Have Returned Aboriginals to Rightful Place, Says Leader

By Kim Pemberton, Vancouver Sun
February 17, 2010

The partnership of the Four Host First Nations in the Winter Games illustrates what the new relationship between Canada and its aboriginal people should be, the national leader of the Assembly of First Nations said Tuesday.

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Olympics+have+returned+aboriginals+rightful+place+says+leader/2574861/story.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010593 Views

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First Nations Get Olympic Boost in B.C. – Toronto Sun

First Nations Get Olympic Boost in B.C.

By LORI KNOWLES
Last Updated: 17th February 2010

SPECIAL TO TORONTO SUN — At any given moment it’s rain, sun and snow here in Whistler, B.C., during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, but no one inside the local Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) seems to notice. Men, women and children from all parts of the world sit transfixed as Aboriginal peoples dance, sing and tell their stories — vivid, rousing performances that capture the hearts, minds and respect of cheering audiences.

http://www.torontosun.com/travel/canada/2010/02/17/12909016-sun.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010672 Views

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Activist: Climate Change Damages Inuit Society – The Dartmouth

Activist: Climate Change Damages Inuit Society

The Dartmouth

The impact of climate change on Inuit communities in the Arctic encompasses everything from the physical environment and ecological composition of the region to the human rights of the people, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier said in a lecture in Filene Auditorium on Tuesday. Watt-Cloutier, a Canadian Inuit activist, discussed her theory of the interconnected nature of environmental, economic, political and human rights concerns on the international stage.

http://thedartmouth.com/2010/02/17/news/inuit

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010675 Views

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A Legacy Designed for Youth – Vancouver Sun

A Legacy Designed for Youth

By Kim Pemberton, Vancouver Sun
February 17, 2010

Metis/Cree fashion designer Angela DeMontigny was one of the first aboriginal designers in Canada when she got into the business 20 years ago.

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/legacy+designed+youth/2574870/story.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010601 Views

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Too Much Junk Food in Inuit Diet – Salisbury Post

Too Much Junk Food in Inuit Diet

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
By Emily Ford

KANNAPOLIS — Eating less polar bear and drinking more soda pop has sickened many aboriginal people living near the North Pole.

http://www.salisburypost.com/NCRC/021710-Researcher-studies-changing-diet-of-Inuit-

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Trustee Hopes to Kill ‘Aboriginal’ Mascots – Vancouver Courier

Trustee hopes to kill ‘aboriginal’ mascots
Critic says mascots non-issue in Vancouver schools

Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier
Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Vancouver School Board wants school districts across the province to stop using sports mascots that promote aboriginal stereotypes.

http://www2.canada.com/vancouvercourier/news/story.html?id=f623c1c8-78c0-4d8d-9461-84b7d9deac45

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010647 Views

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Terry O’Neill: BC’s ‘new relationship’ with aboriginals – Blatant discrimination – National Post (blog)

Terry O’Neill: B.C.’s ‘new relationship’ with aboriginals — Blatant discrimination

Posted: February 16, 2010, 9:30 AM by NP Editor
Terry O’Neill, Canadian politics

When Mohawk leaders on the Kahnawake reserve near Montreal decided to evict 25 residents because they didn’t have sufficient quantities of native blood coursing through their veins, a great many Canadians, including members of this newspaper’s editorial board, quite rightly condemned the action as discriminatory. Moreover, some of the more astute observers also correctly pointed out that the eviction was yet another manifestation of the systemic reverse racism that permeates the very fabric of government aboriginal policy. Yet, despite the headlines and ensuing clamour about what one ink-stained wit once perceptively described as Canada’s policy of “affirmative apartheid,” neither a word of worry nor peep of protest was uttered in response to an even more blatant act of discrimination that followed just days later on the country’s West Coast.

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2010/02/16/terry-o-neill-b-c-s-new-relationship-with-aboriginals-blatant-discrimination.aspx

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010889 Views

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Job opportunities scarce on reserve: Father fights to support family – Victoria Times Colonist

Job opportunities scarce on reserve: Father fights to support family

By Dustin Walker, The Daily News
February 16, 2010

The way Shae Point saw it, he had two choices: walk 19 kilometres home every night from his job as a sales clerk at Nanaimo’s Country Club Centre or go back on welfare. He decided the exercise would do him good.

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/opportunities+scarce+reserve+Father+fights+support+family/2570747/story.html

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010659 Views

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Shamattawa hockey gets boost – Winnipeg Sun

Shamattawa hockey gets boost

By KIRK PENTON, WINNIPEG SUN
Last Updated: 16th February 2010

Jeff Napoakesik is looking forward to “Hockey Night In Shamattawa,” which he hopes will be happening real soon.

The Shamattawa First Nation chief has reason to be optimistic about such an event occurring, because his northern community, which has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately, received a couple of big boosts recently.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/sports/hockey/2010/02/16/12894036-sun.html

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010581 Views

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Aboriginal lending program in jeopardy (Belleville Intelligencer)

Aboriginal lending program in jeopardy

Posted By Christina Blizzard, QMI Agency

OTTAWA — An aboriginal lending program praised for bolstering native business is in jeopardy because of a “double cross” by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, says one program leader.

http://intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2449686

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010577 Views

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Aboriginal women gone but not forgotten (The Chronicle-Journal)

Aboriginal women gone but not forgotten

02/15/2010
BY BRANDON WALKER
THE CHRONICLE-JOURNAL

Missing and murdered Aboriginal women were remembered Sunday when several people took part in Thunder Bay‘s second annual Valentine‘s Day Memorial Walk.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=243898

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010648 Views

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Tribes program aims to change the way aboriginal children learn (Kelowna Capital News)

Tribes program aims to change the way aboriginal children learn

By Krista Siefken – Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

A community’s vision of First Nations education has been harnessed and developed into a document that will change the way aboriginal children learn in Cowichan.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/84418747.html

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010473 Views

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Saskatoon art show focuses on Canada’s missing aboriginal women – Regina Leader-Post

Saskatoon art show focuses on Canada’s missing aboriginal women

By Rory MacLean, Saskatchewan News Network; With a file from the Leader-Post; Canwest News Service
February 16, 2010

SASKATOON — Artists are calling Saskatoon’s attention to the number of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada through a show that opened Monday at The Centre mall gallery.

http://www.leaderpost.com/Saskatoon+show+focuses+Canada+missing+aboriginal+women/2568837/story.html

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010624 Views

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Aboriginal leaders say they should be at Arctic conference – Vancouver Sun

Aboriginal leaders say they should be at Arctic conference

By Randy Boswell, Canwest News Service
February 16, 2010

Canada’s plan to host a five-nation Arctic summit next month is drawing fire from northern aboriginal leaders who say they’re being left out of key discussions about the future of their lands and people.

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Aboriginal+leaders+they+should+Arctic+conference/2569711/story.html

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010593 Views

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School board urges end to native-themed mascots – Globe and Mail

School board urges end to native-themed mascots
‘Mock Indian’ symbols trivialize aboriginal culture, Vancouver trustee says

Kate Hammer and Sarah Boesveld
Published on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010
Last updated on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010

The Vancouver Board of Education voted Monday night to recommend school boards province-wide place a ban on aboriginal-themed mascots.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/school-board-urges-end-to-native-themed-mascots/article1469260/

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010595 Views

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Ontario natives eye stake in Hydro One expansion – Globe and Mail

Ontario natives eye stake in Hydro One expansion

Bill Curry
Ottawa — From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
Published on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010
Last updated on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010

A collective of aboriginal communities across Ontario is angling to build and manage new electrical transmission lines as part of a major expansion of the power grid.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/ontario-natives-eye-stake-in-hydro-one-expansion/article1468991/

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010801 Views

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Firm Offers Computer Training To First Nations

February 15th, 2010

Services: Abenaki Associates has helped more than 600 communities across Canada

More than 25 years ago Percy Barnaby saw a chance to make a difference while creating a job for himself. Now the Miramichi area man is the president of a small but ambitious business looking to tackle new markets.

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010545 Views

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Band plans casino – Telegraph-Journal

Band plans casino

Gaming: Metepenagiag First Nation hopes $4M Miramichi facility will transform reserve’s economy

Published Saturday February 13th, 2010

The Metepenagiag First Nation will build a $4-million, “signature” gaming facility on a prime piece of real estate in Miramichi that Chief Noah Augustine hopes will help transform the reserve’s economy.

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/front/article/953285

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Some reserves just aren’t viable – Winnipeg Free Press

Some reserves just aren’t viable

By: Joseph Quesnel
13/02/2010

If our political leaders were to suggest that a certain demographic group of Canadians be placed out of the way, hundreds of kilometres from the educational and career opportunities that the rest of us take for granted, chances are that most of us would be scandalized. Yet many Canadian aboriginals have been victimized by just such a government policy.
Which is why it’s time that indigenous leaders and Ottawa had an honest debate about the future of some native reserves.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/fyi/some-reserves-just-arent-viable-84292102.html

by NationTalk on February 13, 20101275 Views

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Almost home amid a sea of humanity – CTV.ca

Almost home amid a sea of humanity

The Globe and MailBy Mark Hume, The Globe and Mail
Posted Friday, February 12, 2010

As the Olympic flame came over Vancouver’s Lions Gate bridge just before dawn, the big question was whether it was going to descend into the acrimony of protest – or continue to be buoyed along by huge, happy crowds.

http://www.ctvolympics.ca/torch/news/newsid=40167.html

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Adam Beach hopes to bring justice to Canadian hero (CTV.ca)

Adam Beach hopes to bring justice to Canadian hero

By Chris Wattie, CTV.ca News
Date: Saturday Feb. 13, 2010

Just the thought of playing Canadian aboriginal war hero Tommy Prince in an upcoming film is enough to bring tears to the eyes of actor Adam Beach.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20100212/tommy_prince_100213/20100213?hub=TopStoriesV2&s_name=

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Aboriginal business association seeks Olympic gold (Vancouver Sun)

Aboriginal business association seeks Olympic gold

The 2010 Olympics is providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Aboriginal Tourism Association of B.C. The group intends to “harness the afterglow” and convince tourists to come back after the Games for aboriginal cultural experiences.

By Vancouver Sun
February 13, 2010

Everyone is really excited. This is an opportunity to tell our story to the world,” said association CEO Keith Henry.

“The Olympics for us is making sure there’s international awareness, so there’s an understanding what aboriginal tourism means.”

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=13072b05-014a-47ea-a3da-f04857271ef3&k=37791

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Aboriginal artists and businesses to showcase their latest designs (Vancouver Sun)

Aboriginal artists and businesses to showcase their latest designs

We Are Here is not only the theme for the Aboriginal Pavilion during the 2010 Olympics, it is also turning out to be the calling card for aboriginal businesses, artists and designers who will be showcasing their new products nearby at the Aboriginal Artisan Village and Business Showcase.

By Vancouver SunFebruary 13, 2010

Like longtime aboriginal fashion designers Dorothy Grant, Pam Baker and Angela DeMontigny, whose latest work will be strutting down the main stage Saturday evening at the showcase, located on the main floor of Vancouver Community College, just one-half block north of the Aboriginal Pavilion.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=2ce9f992-c440-4dae-a1cd-8d32274029e1&k=90009

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Gov’t nixes aboriginal identification program (StarPhoenix)

Gov’t nixes aboriginal identification program

By James Wood, The StarPhoenix
February 13, 2010

The provincial government has indefinitely shelved a pilot program that would have seen Saskatchewan police officers asking crime victims and offenders whether they were aboriginal, Justice Minister Don Morgan said this week.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/nixes+aboriginal+identification+program/2559364/story.html

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Kahnawake conumdrum – Globe and Mail

Kahnawake conumdrum

Susan DeLisle
Kingston, Ont. — From Saturday’s Globe and Mail

Indian status and band membership were separated because communities feared population increases resulting from Bill C-31. Given a limited land base, housing, and funding, communities had difficulty servicing existing members. No new government funding led to policy challenges and the resulting separation of status and band membership.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/letters-to-the-editor/kahnawake-conumdrum/article1467319/

by NationTalk on February 13, 20101087 Views

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Local First Nation women graduate from partnership program – Portage Daily Graphic

Local First Nation women graduate from partnership program

Posted By Rob Swystun, The Daily Graphic

Local Portage la Prairie resident Lacey Lavallee, along with seven other First Nation women collected their early childhood education diplomas from Red River College Friday.

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2448133

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Women’s Memorial March, Newfoundland’s new First Nation band, ‘Borderlands and … – 680 News

Women’s Memorial March, Newfoundland’s new First Nation band, ‘Borderlands and Bloodlines’ book featured in this week’s Bamoseda report

This week on Bamoseda: Friday, Feb. 12

Love is something that automatically comes to mind on Valentine’s Day. And love and remembrance will be in the air on February 14 for thousands of marchers across the country. They will be participating in the 19th annual Women’s Memorial March, and Bamoseda will focus on the march happening in downtown Vancouver this weekend.

http://www.680news.com/news/national/article/26458–women-s-memorial-march-newfoundland-s-new-first-nation-band-borderlands-and-bloodlines-book-featured-in-this-week-s-bamoseda-report

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Service will remember missing, murdered aboriginal women (The Sudbury Star)

Service will remember missing, murdered aboriginal women

The Indigenous Students Circle of Laurentian University will host a Stolen Sisters Memorial Gathering for Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women Sunday, Valentine’s Day, at 11 a.m. in the first-floor Students Centre at Laurentian University (near the Student Union offices).

http://thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2447643

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Historic trauma in aboriginals boosts hepatitis C risk – CBC.ca

Historic trauma in aboriginals boosts hepatitis C risk

Last Updated: Friday, February 12, 2010

The trauma of having a parent who was forced to attend a residential school is linked to higher rates of hepatitis C infection among aboriginal young people in B.C., new research suggests.

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/02/11/hepatitis-c-aboriginal.html

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Snowboarder Calvé proud of aboriginal heritage – Montreal Gazette

Snowboarder Calvé proud of aboriginal heritage

By Cory Wolfe, Canwest Olympic Team
February 12, 2010

VANCOUVER — Caroline Calvé’s Olympic dream didn’t take root until she was an adult.

Drawn into snowboarding by some fellow tree planters, Calvé began racing when she was 21. Now 32, she’s preparing to make her Olympic debut at Cypress Mountain.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/2010wintergames/sports/2010wintergames/Snowboarder+Clave+proud+aboriginal+heritage/2552466/story.html

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Governments clearly colluded to torpedo FNUC – StarPhoenix

Governments clearly colluded to torpedo FNUC

By Doug Cuthand, Special to The StarPhoenix
February 12, 2010

The federal and provincial governments have badly misread the First Nations of Saskatchewan and their support of the First Nations University of Canada.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/Governments+clearly+colluded+torpedo+FNUC/2553526/story.html

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Provincial eugenics archives awarded one of two SSHRC Awards – Express News

Provincial eugenics archives awarded one of two SSHRC Awards

By Michael Brown

February 10, 2010 – (Edmonton) On Feb. 4, the federal government announced nearly a $1 million each over six years for two University of Alberta-led projects aimed at bringing communities and universities together to build knowledge on areas affecting Canadians.

http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/article.cfm?id=10803

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