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More teaching, less money – National Post

More teaching, less money

Lorne Gunter, National Post
Published: Monday, November 03, 2008

Those who are hoping that our aboriginal citizens will be lifted out of poverty and dependence by the billions of federal dollars currently being pumped each year into aboriginal communities and programs — nearly $11,000 per man, woman and child for First Nations, Inuit and Metis — should stop holding their breath. Money is neither the problem nor the solution.

http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=88e3d6b4-c2b8-460b-87a6-e3b136806afd

by NationTalk on November 3, 2008674 Views

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First Nation sentences ‘tailored’ to situation – Winnipeg Sun

First Nation sentences ‘tailored’ to situation
Prosecutors say circumstances affect sentences for aboriginals

By DEAN PRITCHARD, SUN MEDIA

Consider this.

A 20-year-old man and his uncle are drinking together. An argument ensues and the young man slashes his uncle across the neck with a knife.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2008/11/03/7285551-sun.html

by NationTalk on November 3, 2008554 Views

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Deal to acquire Jericho diamond mine cancelled – CBC

Deal to acquire Jericho diamond mine cancelled

Last Updated: Monday, November 3, 2008

Poor world financial conditions are being partially blamed after a private company’s plan to acquire the dormant Jericho diamond mine in Nunavut fell apart.

http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2008/11/03/tahera.html

by NationTalk on November 3, 2008740 Views

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No change on reserve despite girls’ deaths, residents say – Globe and Mail

NATIVE AFFAIRS: SASKATCHEWAN: YELLOW QUILL FIRST NATION
No change on reserve despite girls’ deaths, residents say

CHRIS PURDY
The Canadian Press
November 3, 2008

SASKATOON — There was much talk of change on Saskatchewan’s Yellow Quill reserve last winter, when two young sisters were found frozen to death in a snowy field and the community’s troubles were thrust into the national spotlight.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081103.PAUCHAY03/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on November 3, 2008531 Views

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Moncton, Saint John Fire Departments Share Expertise with Quebec Inuit – Times and Transcript

Moncton, Saint John fire departments share expertise with Quebec Inuit
N.B. firefighters help train colleagues in far north

Published Monday November 3rd, 2008

The prospect of losing your home to fire is terrifying for anyone.
But when you live above the tree line in one of the harshest climates on earth, a place where building materials can only come at extraordinary cost and only in summer, where a housing shortage already forces multiple families to live in homes smaller than bungalows, the potential costs of a fire are almost incalculable.

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/news/article/468802

by NationTalk on November 3, 2008558 Views

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Festival showcases native culture – The Intelligencer

Festival showcases native culture
NativeAnnual event breaks down barriers

Posted By JEREMY ASHLEY, THE INTELLIGENCER

In many ways, Dustin Brant embodied the true meaning of the Native Arts Festival Saturday.

As the towering 21-year-old Tyendinaga Territory resident recited a traditional Mohawk opening in an ancient tongue, the crowd gathered at Loyalist College listened intently, some getting their first glimpse into a culture that precedes many in North America.

http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1277620

by NationTalk on November 3, 2008535 Views

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There Are Reasons for School Dropouts – Leader-Post

There are reasons for school dropouts

Doug Cuthand, The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, November 03, 2008

First Nations and Canada are losing a valuable resource, according to a study by the C.D. Howe Institute. The level of education in the First Nations community is dangerously low. Only 38 per cent graduate from high school in Saskatchewan.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=d9e5ff30-6373-4fa2-b54a-3faf1b15c87a

by NationTalk on November 3, 2008633 Views

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Aboriginal groups seek increased SME growth – Business Edge

Aboriginal groups seek increased SME growth
Most start-up firms stay off-reserve due to lack of infrastructure, support

By Monte Stewart – Business Edge

Aboriginal small businesses are on the rise, but much more work must be done to start up firms on reserves, say First Nations business developers.

http://www.businessedge.ca/article.cfm/newsID/18862.cfm

by NationTalk on November 3, 2008624 Views

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Aboriginal Burial Site Largely Forgotten as City of Orillia Grew – Sault Star

Aboriginal burial site largely forgotten as city of Orillia grew

Posted By THE CANADIAN PRESS

Lying forgotten under seven city blocks is a vast burial ground where the bodies of men, women and children rested for centuries, each one buried in a sitting position, facing east toward the rising sun.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1278175

by NationTalk on November 3, 2008737 Views

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‘The poor can wait no longer,’ says primate at Walk of Witness – Anglican Journal

‘The poor can wait no longer,’ says primate at Walk of Witness

ART BABYCH
Nov 1, 2008
Ottawa

The leaders of Canadian Anglicans and Lutherans say ending poverty at home and abroad must be a priority for the newly-formed government.

http://www.anglicanjournal.com/issues/2008/134/nov/09/article/the-poor-can-wait-no-longer-says-primate-at-walk-of-witness-1/

by NationTalk on November 3, 2008582 Views

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October in Review, Part II – The Dominion

October in Review, Part II

Journalist uncovers US meddling in Bolivia, call to fire Globe and Mail columnist, Irving tightens grip on media monopoly

Vancouver Olympic Committee board member Dick Pound said that 400 years ago, Canada was a “land of savages.” The International Olympic Committee ruled out an inquiry on Pound’s comments, and Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente defended Pound’s point of view, extending the sentiment to the present day. “A neolithic culture cannot possibly give [Native people] a future,” Wente wrote. In response to her column, over 2300 people joined a Facebook group calling for both Pound and Wente to be fired.

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/2274

by NationTalk on November 3, 2008620 Views

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AFN responds – National Post

AFN responds

National Post
Published: Friday, October 31, 2008

Re: The Truth About Reconciliation, editorial, Oct. 27; Chairman’s Exit Leaves Commission In Disarray, Oct. 28.

Your editorial characterizes the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) as “a lobby group that has arrogated to itself a veto over any issue related to natives.” An article the following day claims that the AFN has no authority in the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=921479

by NationTalk on November 3, 2008751 Views

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SIB Members Prepare to Demolish Residential School – Coast Reporter

CEREMONY

“The tears of the ancestors are raining down on us,” said councillor Robert Joe to those gathered in the cold rain in front of the last residential school building on Sechelt Indian Band (SIB) lands.

http://www.coastreporter.net/madison%5CWQuestion.nsf/CRnews/D72725C93CFC40B9882574E400729C3F?OpenDocument

by NationTalk on November 2, 2008730 Views

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Lagging education levels must be fixed quickly – The StarPhoenix

Lagging education levels must be fixed quickly

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, October 31, 2008

First Nations and Canada are losing a valuable resource, according a recent study conducted by the C.D. Howe Institute. The level of education in the First Nations community is dangerously low, with only 38 per cent of on-reserve youth graduating from high school in Saskatchewan.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=e3af2541-808c-4b0d-8b68-4595fc031608

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008728 Views

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Aboriginal baby boom well under way in Canada – Sault Star

Aboriginal baby boom well under way in Canada

Posted By CHRISTINA SPENCER, SUN MEDIA

The aboriginal “baby boom” is well underway, despite falling birth rates among other Canadians, according to Statistics Canada.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1274808

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008705 Views

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Ever the activist, singer can’t put politics aside – Globe and Mail

Going Out: MUSIC: INTERVIEW: BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
Ever the activist, singer can’t put politics aside

FIONA MORROW
October 31, 2008

VANCOUVER — Buffy Sainte-Marie was playing the piano (self-taught) at an age where most children are still grappling with speech. The precociousness of the three-year-old developed into a life on the cutting-edge – of music, art, teaching and protest.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081031.BUFFY31/TPStory/TPEntertainment/Music/

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008557 Views

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Land claims talks could stay stalled under Strahl – The Expositor

Land claims talks could stay stalled under Strahl
Six Nations chief not thrilled with re-appointment

Posted By JOHN PAUL ZRONIK, EXPOSITOR STAFF

Six Nations elected Chief Coun. Bill Montour doesn’t hold much hope that land claims negotiations with government will move any quicker following Chuck Strahl’s re-appointment as federal minister of Indian Affairs.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1274046

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008624 Views

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Get into the spirit of Manito Ahbee – Winnipeg Sun

Get into the spirit of Manito Ahbee

Manito Ahbee: A Festival for All Nations gets off to a spooky start tonight at Delta Winnipeg.

The third annual celebration of Aboriginal culture kicks off with a Halloween Bash from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. J.J. Lavallee, Burnt Project 1, Eagle & Hawk, Jerry Sereda and Angus Jourdain perform. Tickets cost $10 at 956-1849 or the door.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/Entertainment/OtherEntertainment/2008/10/31/7259046-sun.html

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008653 Views

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Aboriginal program a success: chief – Times Transcript

Aboriginal program a success: chief
Program funds development of young Aboriginals across Atlantic Canada

Published Friday October 31st, 2008

When Health Canada first introduced a pilot project that would fund the early development of young aboriginals in Atlantic Canada it wasn’t enough.

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/news/article/466383

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008709 Views

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Métis Local 63 Backs off Criticism of Syncrude – Fort McMurray Today

Métis Local 63 backs off criticism of Syncrude

By CAROL CHRISTIAN
Today staff

After criticizing Syncrude Canada for being excluded from local oilsands dollars and benefits, a Fort McKay Métis local is now revising its claim.

http://www.fortmcmurraytoday.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1273799

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008794 Views

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Labrador Town Running Low on Food, Leader Warns – CBC

Labrador town running low on food, leader warns

Last Updated: Thursday, October 30, 2008

Weeks before the annual shipping season ends, a town on Labrador’s northern coast is already running perilously low on food, including household staples, a leader says.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/10/30/makkovik-food.html

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008688 Views

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Canada Trampling Human Rights? – The Hour

First Nations rights in Canada
Canada trampling human rights?

Stefan Christoff

Canada is coming under increasing international diplomatic pressure for the deterioration of the civil and social rights of First Nations people living in Canada, an issue that promises to catch international attention during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

http://www.hour.ca/news/news.aspx?iIDArticle=15898

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008667 Views

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Benefit to help aboriginals – The Examiner

Benefit to help aboriginals

Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle is hosting a benefit concert “Celebrating Life through Aboriginal Entertainment” on Nov. 7.

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1272637

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008584 Views

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Going extra mile for top runner – Toronto Star

Going extra mile for top runner
Native star Longboat, Canada’s most famous marathoner, deserves honour, says MPP Colle

Oct 30, 2008

They called him Wildfire, the Bronze Mercury or the Caledonia Cyclone.

Tom Longboat, an Onondaga Indian from the Six Nations reserve near Brantford, was not only one of the greatest marathon runners of his time, dominating races such as the Boston Marathon and others from 1906 to 1912, he was also a twice-wounded war veteran, who ran messages between units in France.

http://www.thestar.com/article/527181

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008683 Views

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John Ivison: Faulty federal math hurts reserve schools – National Post

John Ivison: Faulty federal math hurts reserve schools

Posted: October 30, 2008, 10:00 AM by Ronald Nurwisah
John Carpay, canada, Canadian politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said during the election campaign that the most serious problem this country will face going forward is a shortage of skilled labour.

As the global financial crisis bites, and thousands are thrown out of work, he might be reassessing that statement.

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/10/30/john-ivison-faulty-federal-math-hurts-reserve-schools.aspx

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008949 Views

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Nunavut’s Aglukkaq named federal health minister – CBC

Nunavut’s Aglukkaq named federal health minister
Becomes first Inuk to hold top cabinet portfolio

Last Updated: Thursday, October 30, 2008

Conservative Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq was sworn in as health minister on Thursday, more than two weeks after she toppled the Liberals in the federal election.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/10/30/aglukkaq-cabinet.html

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008596 Views

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Study shows polar heat rise – news.com.au

Study shows polar heat rise

AAP
October 31, 2008

A STUDY confirms the human impact on climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic regions for the first time, scientists say.
The study, from the Canadian Centre for Climate Analysis and published in the journal Nature Geoscience, looked at the most up-to-date temperature data from across both regions at the north and south poles and compared them with temperatures simulated by four computer models.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,24580178-29277,00.html

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008662 Views

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StatsCan finds aboriginal baby boom – Canoe News

StatsCan finds aboriginal baby boom
Native children live in larger — but poorer — families

By CHRISTINA SPENCER, NATIONAL BUREAU

OTTAWA — The aboriginal “baby boom” is well underway, despite falling birth rates among other Canadians, Statistics Canada finds.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2008/10/30/7249791-sun.html

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008598 Views

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The Battle for Black Bear Crossing – FFWD Weekly

The Battle for Black Bear Crossing
Three Tsuu T’ina elders face eviction, but they say they’re not going anywhere

Published October 30, 2008

They say Black Bear Crossing is almost empty now, and the former military barracks certainly looks that way. Many doorways and windows at the Tsuu T’ina housing complex are boarded up. Others yawn open. To the southwest, trees on the reserve are awash in rich autumn colour: golds, yellows and reds. Still further, the Rocky Mountains rise above the horizon, painted pink by morning sunlight.

http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/news-views/city/last-stand-at-black-bear-crossing-2805/

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008791 Views

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Church, native groups seek to restart truth forum – Toronto Star

Church, native groups seek to restart truth forum

Linda Diebel
National Affairs Writer

Indian, Inuit and church lawyers yesterday presented a joint proposal to Ottawa to restart the stalled commission on abuses at residential schools, according to one of the participants.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/527179

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008589 Views

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Patrick Brazeau: Truth and Reconciliation Commission belongs to victims, not the AFN – National Post

Patrick Brazeau: Truth and Reconciliation Commission belongs to victims, not the AFN

Posted: October 30, 2008, 8:30 AM by Kelly McParland
Full Comment, Patrick Brazeau

The Indian residential schools were a tragedy enough on their own. It only adds insult to injury that a body which purports to represent the survivors of these schools seems preoccupied with politics instead of helping the victims overcome their pain.

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/10/30/patrick-brazeau-truth-and-reconciliation-commission-belongs-to-victims-not-the-afn.aspx

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008684 Views

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Involve the UN in resolving land claims – Brantford Expositor

Involve the UN in resolving land claims

PHIL McCOLEMAN

Conservative Phil McColeman is Brant’s new MP and he says he’s going to make the land claims issues his No. 1 priority within his riding.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1272125

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008578 Views

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Sask. man kept in jail 6 months too long – Canada.com

Sask. man kept in jail 6 months too long
‘I’m angry. I wasn’t supposed to be in there that long’

Jason Warick, Canwest News Service

SASKATOON – A Saskatchewan man has been released from jail after being mistakenly imprisoned for more than six months, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix has learned.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=dc996279-bebc-49ac-94fc-57c0b52eb4c9

by NationTalk on October 30, 2008601 Views

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Norway Visit Impresses Chiefs – North Island Gazette

Norway Visit Impresses Chiefs

By Teresa Bird – North Island Gazette

Chiefs and other first nations leaders saw another side of aquaculture during a recent visit to Norway.
Marine Harvest and Grieg Seafoods invited 11 people from nine first nations to attend Aqua Vision 2008 in Stavanger, Norway.

http://marineharvestcanada.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/norway-visit-impresses-chiefs/

by NationTalk on October 30, 2008751 Views

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Lifestyle Changes Lead to Dramatic Cancer Increase among Inuit People – Cancer monthly

Lifestyle Changes Lead to Dramatic Cancer Increase among Inuit People

Cancer rates have been skyrocketing among the Inuit people—a dramatic rise that researchers say can be traced to changes in smoking, diet, and other lifestyle factors, according to a review published in the September issue of The Lancet Oncology.

http://www.cancermonthly.com/iNP/view.asp?ID=228

by NationTalk on October 30, 2008693 Views

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Ontario seeks lead negotiator – The Expositor

Ontario seeks lead negotiator
Job will be to ‘reach long-term settlement’ with Six Nations

Posted By JOHN PAUL ZRONIK, EXPOSITOR STAFF

Want a job that will make a difference in the current land claims dispute between Six Nations and government?

The provincial Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs is seeking a lead negotiator to manage land claims and self-government negotiations with Six Nations ahead of the planned retirement of current lead negotiator Chris Maher.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1269990

by NationTalk on October 29, 2008677 Views

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Licensed Nurse Program Opens – Leader-Post

Licensed nurse program opens

Memory Mcleod, The Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lloyd Lerat wondered if he’d ever see the grand opening of a licensed practical nurse training program held on his home reserve.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=b43acce6-a921-4860-af0a-d59a24988bb8

by NationTalk on October 29, 2008560 Views

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Indigenous Cultures Rivalled those of Civilizations Around the Globe – Globe and Mail

Commentary
Indigenous cultures rivalled those of civilizations around the globe

HAYDEN KING
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
October 29, 2008 at 3:26 AM EDT

Thomas Jefferson once remarked that those who don’t read newspapers are better informed than those who do, even as the former may know nothing, the latter only know falsehood and error. This brings to mind Margaret Wente’s recent column about Olympic official Dick Pound, who said, “400 years ago, Canada was a land of savages.” Ms. Wente’s Saturday column has likely set back the first nations’ campaign for an accurate representation of native peoples in the mainstream media by 10 years.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081028.wconatives29/BNStory/specialComment/home

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Bernards Need more Time to Save Family Home – Chronicle Herald

Bernards need more time to save family home
Family of slain native activist seeks extension in effort to keep her house

By MARY ELLEN MacINTYRE Truro Bureau
Wed. Oct 29

MILLBROOK — Family members are hoping they’ll get more time to raise money so slain activist Nora Bernard’s home won’t be sold.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1087252.html

by NationTalk on October 29, 2008554 Views

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Aboriginals Left Behind in Education, Study Shows – Globe and Mail

Aboriginals left behind in education, study shows

JOE FRIESEN
October 29, 2008

The gap in high-school graduation rates for aboriginals and non-aboriginals has grown in recent years, while the percentage of aboriginal people with a university degree has increased only slightly compared with a massive boom among the general population, new research shows.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081029.EDUCATION29/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on October 29, 2008663 Views

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Okalik Wins Seat in Heated Nunavut Election Race – CTV

Okalik wins seat in heated Nunavut election race

Updated Tue. Oct. 28 2008 8:12 AM ET
The Canadian Press

Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik won a third term as a member of the territory’s legislature Monday night in one of the most heated races of his political career.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081027/nunavut_okalik_081028/20081028?hub=Canada

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Fresh faces unseat cabinet ministers in Nunavut election – CBC

NUNAVUT VOTES
Fresh faces unseat cabinet ministers in Nunavut election

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 | 12:27 AM MT
By Donna Lee

A wave of change swept over Nunavut’s political landscape on Monday, with first-time MLAs entering office and unseating three cabinet ministers in the process.

http://www.cbc.ca/nunavutvotes2008/story/2008/10/27/nunavut-polls.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on October 28, 2008742 Views

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Aboriginal Leaders at Water Summit – Slave River Journal

Aboriginal Leaders at Water Summit

By SHAWN BELL, SRJ Reporter 28.OCT.08

The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Phil Fontaine, is one of many aboriginal leaders from across Canada attending the upcoming Dene Nation National Environment and Water Summit in Yellowknife in early November.

http://www.srj.ca/default.asp?sourceid=&smenu=88&twindow=Default&mad=No&sdetail=3162&wpage=1&skeyword=&sidate=&ccat=&ccatm=&restate=&restatus=&reoption=&retype=&repmin=&repmax=&rebed=&rebath=&subname=&pform=&sc=1957&hn=srj&he=.ca

by NationTalk on October 28, 2008745 Views

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First Nations education not keeping pace with other Canadians: Report – Leader-Post

First Nations education not keeping pace with other Canadians: Report

Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, October 28, 2008

TORONTO – Aboriginal teens have “disastrous” high school completion rates, leading to a “yawning gap” in education between aboriginal and non-aboriginals in Canada, a report released Tuesday says.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=7da76dda-84a7-492c-b526-c4beb1b7d55c

by NationTalk on October 28, 2008603 Views

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Chairman’s exit leaves panel in disarray – National Post

Chairman?s exit leaves panel in disarray
Native abuses commission rudderless

Kevin Libin, National Post
Published: Tuesday, October 28, 2008

CALGARY -When Justice Harry LaForme was asked to chair the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission, certain people tried to talk him out of it.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=914037

by NationTalk on October 28, 2008716 Views

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Court turns down Mi’kmaq class certification: Looking at other options: chief (The Georgian)

Court turns down Mi’kmaq class certification
Looking at other options: chief

BY CHRISTOPHER VAUGHAN
The Georgian

The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal has refused to grant certification for a class action lawsuit filed by three plaintiffs claiming aboriginal rights against the federal and provincial governments.

http://www.thegeorgian.ca/index.cfm?sid=184373&sc=333

by NationTalk on October 28, 2008740 Views

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Aboriginal logo sported by West Hill Warriors under attack (Toronto Star)

Aboriginal logo sported by West Hill Warriors under attack

Paola Loriggio
Staff Reporter

An east-end high school may have to change the Warriors logo used by its sports teams if a committee finds the symbol is offensive to aboriginals.

http://www.thestar.com/article/525675

by NationTalk on October 28, 2008869 Views

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Natives to take human-rights protest to U.S. commission – Times Colonist

Natives to take human-rights protest to U.S. commission

Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist
Published: Monday, October 27, 2008

Half a dozen chiefs from a group representing First Nations across the Island will be in Washington, D.C., tomorrow, arguing for a hearing by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/capital_van_isl/story.html?id=cd1cb7c5-db7b-4be8-85f1-bc043e26447e

by NationTalk on October 28, 2008630 Views

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LaForme quits residential schools commission – Law Times

LaForme quits residential schools commission

By Robert Todd | Publication Date: Monday, 27 October 2008

Aboriginal leaders and fellow members of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission expressed shock last week at the sudden resignation of chairman and prominent Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Harry LaForme.

http://www.lawtimesnews.com/Headline-News/LaForme-quits-residential-schools-commission

by NationTalk on October 28, 2008605 Views

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Two sides to a story – Globe and Mail

Two sides to a story

JOEL WEINSTEIN
October 27, 2008

Toronto — I would suggest that Margaret Wente avail herself of the views of several experts in addition to Frances Widdowson before declaring “the truth is different” about aboriginal culture. She might want to expand her horizons by reading Charles Mann’s 1491, which says aboriginal civilization in the New World was more advanced than previously thought.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081027.COLETTS27-9/TPStory/Comment

by NationTalk on October 28, 2008665 Views

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