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NB kicks in more funding for off-reserve housing – CBC

N.B. kicks in more funding for off-reserve housing

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 | 4:25 PM AT
CBC News

The province of New Brunswick announced Tuesday it will contribute $5.5 million to housing for aboriginal people who don’t live on a reserve.

That money will be added to the $6.7 million promised by the federal government earlier this year.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2007/09/25/nb-offreserve.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007847 Views

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NAIT taps strength of aboriginal alumni -Edmonton Journal

NAIT taps strength of aboriginal alumni
Awareness week kicks off with announcement of new mentorship program

Keith Gerein, edmontonjournal.com
Published: Monday, September 24

EDMONTON – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology has created a new alumni association specifically for aboriginal graduates.

One of the new group’s key projects will be a role model program to pair successful grads with young aboriginal students.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=f3df7be8-988a-4a7f-a963-0023d0ec6219&k=33515

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007725 Views

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Further chill on polar bears’ plight -The Gazette

Further chill on polar bears’ plight

Reuters
Published: 16 hours ago

A new Russia-U.S. treaty could allow hunters in Russia to kill polar bears, a species already under threat from global warming, the World Wildlife Fund said yesterday.

Russian and U.S. scientists and authorities drew up the treaty to improve co-operation and standardize treatment of polar bears living across the Bering Strait – which stretches from Russia’s Chukotka region to Alaska in the United States.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=c2b8486f-1abd-4951-951c-f6ba3ba1f39c&k=98313

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007806 Views

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Commission to probe native’s death in 1998 -The Province

Commission to probe native’s death in 1998

The Province; News Services
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

An independent commission of inquiry that will examine the circumstances of the December 1998 death of Frank Paul put out the call yesterday for those who want to make submissions at the upcoming hearing.

Paul, 47, was a native Indian who froze to death in an alley in the Downtown Eastside shortly after being released from police custody.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=17bf2bd1-0bcb-474e-a7eb-d2d5ec15f87f&k=53747

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007820 Views

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‘Racist’ e-mail sent to UBC law students -The Province

‘Racist’ e-mail sent to UBC law students

Kent Spencer, The Province
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

An anonymous e-mail newsletter containing abusive comments about natives has been sent to hundreds of University of B.C. law students.

Brad Morin, who is of Metis descent, said yesterday the racist remarks are hurtful and need to be suppressed by the university.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=21cdf83f-a11e-4303-8d9b-e778527510ee&k=7075

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007889 Views

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War club returns after 200 years -Globe and Mail

War club returns after 200 years
Reportedly a gift from Tecumseh to General Brock, the War of 1812-era club is officially unveiled Wednesday in Toronto

VAL ROSS
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
September 25, 2007 at 4:18 AM EDT

A war club reportedly presented by Tecumseh, the aboriginal hero of the War of 1812, to General Isaac Brock, his British brother in arms, is back in Canada after almost two centuries. If its lineage proves authentic, the ceremonial weapon given by the great Shawnee warrior after the fall of Fort Detroit could be considered as significant as, say, the flintlock pistols once cocked and aimed by George Washington and now housed at Mount Vernon, Va.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070925.wclub25/BNStory/Entertainment/

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Crombie promises to help resolve Caledonia situation -CBC

Crombie promises to help resolve Caledonia situation

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 | 7:38 AM ET
The Canadian Press

A former federal cabinet minister appointed to act as a link between Caledonia residents and governments embroiled in land negotiations with aboriginal groups said he understands the widespread frustration and will do his best to address it.

Speaking at Haldimand council on Monday night, David Crombie said that friends who live in the area have explained how frustrated they feel.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2007/09/25/crombie-caledonia.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007904 Views

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Don’t dump waste in Arctic waters, Inuit leader tells navy -CBC

Don’t dump waste in Arctic waters, Inuit leader tells navy

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 | 9:41 AM CT
CBC News

A proposal from the Canadian navy to allow ships to dump waste into Arctic waters is being opposed by the organization representing the Inuit.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Mary Simon has written to federal Defence Minister Peter MacKay, asking for clarification on the navy’s plans to review how it deals with disposing of waste on navy vessels.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/25/navy-waste.html

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Conservation, not pipeline, gaining N.W.T. support: poll -CBC

Conservation, not pipeline, gaining N.W.T. support: poll

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 5:43 PM CT
CBC News

Support among residents of the Northwest Territories is waning for the proposed Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline, while interest in conservation is rising, according to the results of a poll released Monday.

The poll, conducted by McAllister Opinion Research, says backing for the pipeline is at 68 per cent, which is down six per cent from its last poll in 2004.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/24/nwt-survey.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007733 Views

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Canada to Monitor Water Traffic in Northwest Passage

Canada to monitor water traffic in Northwest Passage

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 10:58 PM CT
CBC News

In the latest attempt to assert its Arctic sovereignty, Canada is set to begin monitoring all water-based traffic in the Northwest Passage using underwater listening devices, sources have told CBC News.

As early as next summer, the federal government plans to lay and test fibre optic cables connected to underwater listening devices in the passage that allow the military to keep a close eye on who might be trying to access the waters unannounced. The technology will detect not only ships, but also submarines.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/24/technology-passage.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007895 Views

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Stonechild judge exceeded his authority in blaming police: lawyer – Canada.com

Stonechild judge exceeded his authority in blaming police:
lawyer

Heather Polischuk, CanWest News Service; Regina Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

REGINA – A Saskatchewan judge overstepped his authority by pointing the finger at two Saskatoon police officers over the freezing death of Neil Stonechild 17 years ago, a lawyer for one of the officers argued Monday.

Larry Hartwig and Brad Senger are appealing their dismissal from the Saskatoon police service in the wake of Justice David Wright’s inquiry into the death of Stonechild, whose frozen body was discovered on Saskatoon’s outskirts in November 1990.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=a0922239-ccc6-4550-8ad1-904075f2f0fa&k=80058

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007722 Views

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Crombie promises to help resolve Caledonia situation – CBC

Crombie promises to help resolve Caledonia situation

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The Canadian Press

A former federal cabinet minister appointed to act as a link between Caledonia residents and governments embroiled in land negotiations with aboriginal groups said he understands the widespread frustration and will do his best to address it.

Speaking at Haldimand council on Monday night, David Crombie said that friends who live in the area have explained how frustrated they feel.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2007/09/25/crombie-caledonia.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007823 Views

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Pine beetle epidemic could spark fires, floods – Globe and Mail

NATURE: DEAD WOODS
Pine beetle epidemic could spark fires, floods

WENDY STUECK
September 25, 2007

The kinds of floods that triggered mudslides and threatened northern communities this past spring could become much more frequent as a result of British Columbia’s unprecedented mountain pine beetle epidemic, community leaders were told yesterday.

And if floods weren’t enough to worry about, cities and towns in beetle-hit areas also face a fire threat from beetle-killed timber that, if left standing, could quickly turn into an inferno.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070925.BCBEETLE25/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007791 Views

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Aboriginals wait for jobs – Regina Leader-Post

Aboriginals wait for jobs

Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The chief of the Piapot First Nation says he’s frustrated at the lack of job opportunities for his band members at a time when the province is doing so well.

“I’m not very happy with the employment ratio of aboriginal people in the city of Regina,” Chief John Rockthunder said from the Piapot First Nation.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=73035afe-9a27-4b3f-ae4e-b85c0b6b8fea

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007842 Views

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$5m boost for native enterprise (Vancouver Province)

$5m boost for native enterprise
Victoria sets example for federal support

Ashley Ford, The Province
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

B.C.’s blossoming aboriginal tourism industry received a boost yesterday from the province.

Tourism Minister Stan Hagen committed $5 million over the next four years to help build the industry and native leaders said they are looking for a matching grant from Ottawa.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/money/story.html?id=470cdfc1-1220-42ec-a91c-9033feb3304b

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007734 Views

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Inspiring native youth (Red Deer Advocate)

Inspiring native youth

Actor Dakota House outside the Golden CIrcle on Sunday: plans to motivate aboriginal youth.

By ANDREA MILLER
Advocate staff
Sep 24 2007

Dakota House grew up on the mean streets of Edmonton, raised by a single mom on welfare.

In high school, he was voted the most likely not to succeed. He was extremely shy and lacked confidence.

http://www.reddeeradvocate.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=107&cat=59&id=1070857&more=0

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007886 Views

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Walk to Honour Victim -The Leader-Post

Walk to honour victim

Ciaran Dickson, Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Gordon’s First Nation wants its community to be aware of the dangers and tragedies of drunk driving.

To do so the community on Monday hosted A Walk to Remember, a memorial to those whose lives were lost to drunk driving.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=f4ad8303-2279-44fb-b238-64609497fc9d

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007762 Views

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Former residential students hopeful as they await compensation – CBC

Former residential students hopeful as they await compensation

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007
CBC News

Some of Saskatchewan’s 18,000 former residential school students awaiting compensation payments say they’re looking at changing their lives.

Hundreds of the former students, many of them middle-aged or older, were meeting in Regina last week to fill out application forms for the federal compensation program.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2007/09/24/residential-students.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007739 Views

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Algonquin Resist Uranium Mine – The Dominion

Algonquin Resist Uranium Mine
Sharbot Lake Algonquins and locals occupy mining site and enforce land claim

by Megan Hughes

Welcome to Frontenac County. Ottawa is an hour’s drive to the northeast, Kingston a similar distance to the south. Algonquin Provincial Park lies to the northwest.

This beautiful lake is one of many in the centre of an ongoing uranium mining controversy. The 30,000 acres surrounding this lake in North Frontenac lie atop the edge of the Ottawa Valley’s Canadian Shield. This land is often referred to as the “Land ‘O’ Lakes” tourist region.

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/1414

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007943 Views

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Staking their claim – St. John’s Telegram

Staking their claim
Mining Prospecting course offers locals new opportunities

JAIME TARRANT
Transcontinental Media—Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Retired geologist Baxter Kean always knew about Labrador’s potential for significant mineral discoveries. With a mining boom set to take off in the central mineral belt, he is teaching others how they can earn their own stake in this burgeoning industry.

The Metis Development Corp. (MDC), though its subsidiary company Northern Training Solutions, offered a 12-day, comprehensive training course in basic prospecting skills for 16 aboriginal students from Innu, Inuit, and Metis communities throughout Labrador.

http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=65267&sc=82

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007906 Views

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Caledonia family in middle of aboriginal occupation suing Ontario … – Prince George Citizen

Caledonia family in middle of aboriginal occupation suing Ontario police

(National News) Monday, 24 September 2007
Tobi Cohen, THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Forced into unemployment and now on the brink of bankruptcy, a family stuck in the middle of a volatile aboriginal occupation in Caledonia, Ont., wants nothing more than to leave their neighbourhood to start over.

But after unsuccessful attempts to sell their home, which included failed negotiations with the province, which eventually bought the contested land adjacent to the property, the family is turning to the courts.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=110951&Itemid=266

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007831 Views

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First Nations blockade – CBC

Your View – Manitoba
First Nations blockade

Monday, September 24, 2007 | 01:34 PM ET

Members of the Hollow Water First Nation say they have no plans to end their growing blockade of a new cottage subdivision on Lake Winnipeg.

Band members first blocked Highway 304 near Manigotagan on Sept. 14 to protest Manitoba Conservation’s new Driftwood Beach subdivision, about 180 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourview/manitoba/2007/09/first_nations_blockade.html

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Fired police officers challenge Stonechild findings – CBC

Fired police officers challenge Stonechild findings

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 5:01 PM CT
CBC News

Two former Saskatoon police officers who were fired over the Neil Stonechild case are challenging the findings of the public inquiry by making their case before Saskatchewan’s highest court.

Former constables Brad Senger and Larry Hartwig took their case to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal in Regina on Monday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2007/09/24/stonechild-appeal.html

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Sacred fire set to stop sexual abuse –

Sacred fire set to stop sexual abuse
A sacred fire blocked the middle of an intersection on the Dalles dirt road and a lone figure kept watch from dawn until dusk Friday.

By Jon Thompson
Miner and News
Monday September 24, 2007

A sacred fire blocked the middle of an intersection on the Dalles dirt road and a lone figure kept watch from dawn until dusk Friday. At the request of the Kookum Gaa Na Da Ma Waad Abinnoojiig Council in Manitoba, fires burned across the country encouraging Kookums to step forward and put an end to sexual abuse, incest and violence in First Nations communities.

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/News/340856.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007885 Views

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Brandon’s black ribbons marked 9/11, ongoing wars -CBC

Brandon’s black ribbons marked 9/11, ongoing wars

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 1:48 PM CT
CBC News

An anonymous letter writer has claimed responsibility for tying dozens of black ribbons to trees and street signs around Brandon, Man., earlier this month.

The ribbons appeared all over town around on Sept. 11, in some cases replacing yellow ribbons that were tied up as a sign of support for troops from nearby Canadian Forces Base Shilo who are deployed in Afghanistan.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/09/24/black-ribbons.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007820 Views

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Labrador Inuit divided over proposed uranium mine -CBC

Labrador Inuit divided over proposed uranium mine

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 3:54 PM NT
CBC News

A boom in uranium exploration has brought jobs but has also divided opinions in Inuit communities in northern Labrador.

Surging demand for nuclear fuel has developers trying to start three new uranium mines across the country, including one near the small village of Postville, on Labrador’s northern coast.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/09/24/uranium-inuit.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007804 Views

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Nui elected as new Innu Nation president -CBC

Nui elected as new Innu Nation president

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 4:36 AM CT
CBC News

A land claims negotiator has been elected as the new president of the Innu Nation.

Mark Nui, a resident of Natuashish, has been a chief of his community, which resettled in Natuashish, on Labrador’s northern coast, after leaving Davis Inlet in 2002.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/24/nui-innu.html

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Time to get proactive -Globe & Mail

Time to get proactive

JUDITH MAXWELL
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
September 24, 2007 at 6:01 AM EDT

Current labour shortages demonstrate the severe consequences of Canada’s poor track record in skill development. But some smart solutions point the way for concerted action by employers and educators before the crunch really hits.

The C-Suite Survey of executives reported in the Sept. 17 Globe and Mail highlights the pain – higher operating costs and weaker productivity. Labour costs in Alberta are going through the roof due to rising wages plus higher recruitment costs triggered by rapid staff turnover. Some firms are hiring unqualified staff which will need extra training and supervision. Others that can’t fill positions end up cutting hours of service.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070924.wrmaxwell24/BNStory/robColumnsBlogs/

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007742 Views

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600 get moving for AIDS walk – Halifax Herald

600 get moving for AIDS walk
Turnout doubles in past two years

By JOHN GILLIS Health Reporter

Halifax’s annual AIDS Walk for Life, held Sunday, has doubled in size over the last two years, organizers say.

About 600 people turned out for the fundraising walk on a gorgeous early fall afternoon at the Halifax Commons. Just two years ago, there were about 300 participants, said Jessica Wall, fundraising co-ordinator for the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Metro/898368.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007905 Views

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Reserve adopts strict anti-drug policy – CBC

Reserve adopts strict anti-drug policy

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 9:55 AM CT
CBC News

The Peguis First Nation in Manitoba is introducing strict new measures for anyone caught using drugs or selling them in the hopes of controlling a growing drug problem on the reserve.

Garry Sinclair, the reserve’s illegal drug prevention co-ordinator, said he has watched as drug dealers brazenly sell their wares.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/09/24/peguis-drug.html

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First Nation holds information session for residential school victims – West Island Chronicle

First Nation holds information session for residential school victims

Article online since September 24th 2007

REGINA – Victims of residential schools had a chance to speak with elders, file a claim for compensation or talk to a financial planner.

A four-day information and healing session ended Sunday in northeast Regina. Thousands of former students of residential schools are eligible for compensation, with the average settlement about $28,000.

http://www.westislandchronicle.com/article-cp46026022-First-Nation-holds-information-session-for-residential-school-victims.html

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007881 Views

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Inquiry into death of BC aboriginal man in police custody requests … – Prince George Citizen

Inquiry into death of BC aboriginal man in police custody requests participants

(BC News) Monday, 24 September 2007, 11:19 PST
THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – An independent commission appointed to look into the death of an aboriginal man who froze to death after being left in an alley by Vancouver police is looking for participants.

Frank Paul, a New Brunswick Mi’Kmaq, was found dead on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in December 1998 after being dragged from the force’s drunk tank.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=110913&Itemid=171

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Seeking space for GAPS -The Labradorian

Seeking space for GAPS
Furniture donation committee scouting new location for goods

KENN OLIVER
The Labradorian

It’s one of those little programs that have had a big impact on the local community.

Giving Assistance Partnership Services (GAPS) is a local committee made up of members from other non-profit organizations such as the Aboriginal Family Centre and the Mokami Status of Women Council.

http://www.thelabradorian.ca/index.cfm?iid=2790&sid=24658

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Prentice awaits input over aid for Mackenzie -Globe & Mail

PIPELINES
Prentice awaits input over aid for Mackenzie
‘It’s really in the hands of the proponents,’ Industry Minister says

DAVID EBNER AND NORVAL SCOTT
September 22, 2007

BANFF AND CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. still hasn’t restarted negotiations with Ottawa over potential federal aid for the beleaguered $16-billion Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline project.

“We are awaiting a response from industry,” Jim Prentice, federal Industry Minister, said in an interview in Banff Thursday night before his first major speech in his new job.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070922.RMACKENZIE22/TPStory/Business

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Logging on instead of checking with elders –

Peggy Curran, CanWest News Service; Montreal Gazette
Published: Saturday, September 22, 2007

OFF THE COAST OF RESOLUTION ISLAND, Nunavut — A Friday morning in late winter, and in communities across the North, families are deciding how to spend the weekend. But before packing up the fishing gear and gassing up the snowmobile, folks in Pond Inlet, Grise Fiord and Arctic Bay have one last chore – logging on to their computers or dropping by the local Co-op store to check out the latest satellite images of ice conditions and potential trouble spots.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=5d5c022a-1284-485f-8632-6a1c5548d3ec

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007762 Views

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Harper to defend climate plan at UN summit -CTV

Harper to defend climate plan at UN summit

Updated Sun. Sep. 23 2007 8:01 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will defend his government’s highly criticized climate change plan during a United Nations summit in New York on Monday.

More than 70 heads of state or government will gather to help advance the global agenda on climate change during the one-day event hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070923/climate_summit_070923/20070923?hub=CTVNewsAt11

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Young First Nations Hockey Players Are Set to Have their Dreams of Seeing Leafs’ Tomas Kaberle in Action Thanks to a Czech Politician -Toronto Sun

Young First Nations hockey players are set to have their dreams of seeing Leafs’ Tomas Kaberle in action thanks to a Czech politician

By GEORGE GROSS, TORONTO SUN

The popularity of top Maple Leafs defenceman Tomas (Kabi) Kaberle has reached far north to children living on White Dog Reserve, a First Nations village three hours from Winnipeg.

These youngsters will be brought to Toronto in December so they can see their favourite Leaf in a game against the New York Rangers.

http://torontosun.com/Sports/OtherSports/2007/09/23/4519235-sun.html

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Police fear residential school cash will attract criminals -Calgary Sun

Mon, September 24, 2007

Police fear residential school cash will attract criminals

UPDATED: 2007-09-24 01:29:59 MST
By SUN MEDIA

Immoral sharks are circling Alberta’s Native communities, hoping to sink their teeth into hundreds of millions of dollars of compensation intended for the victims of the Indian residential school system.

“There are a lot of unscrupulous people out there,” said Sgt. Dan Bradford, the RCMP’s provincial aboriginal liaison.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2007/09/24/4521203-sun.html

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Group Raises Awareness for Missing Native Females -Globe and Mail

Group raises awareness for missing native females

The Canadian Press
September 24, 2007

Edmonton — Huddled together for warmth under a brisk, grey sky a small group of families and friends held a picnic yesterday to draw attention to the murders and disappearances of aboriginal girls and women across Canada.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070924.NAT24-2/TPStory/National

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First Nation ‘digs in heels’ at blockade over cottage subdivision – CBC

First Nation ‘digs in heels’ at blockade over cottage subdivision

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 8:33 AM CT
CBC News

Members of the Hollow Water First Nation say they have no plans to end their growing blockade of a new cottage subdivision on Lake Winnipeg.

Members of the Hollow Water First Nation first blocked Highway 304 near Manigotagan on Sept. 14 to protest Manitoba Conservation’s new Driftwood Beach subdivision, about 180 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/09/24/hollow-water.html

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Man says he’d ram blockade again – Winnipeg Free Press

Man says he’d ram blockade again
Takes defiant stance against Hollow Water

Sun Sep 23 2007
By Bill Redekop

THE man who rammed through the blockade erected by Hollow Water First Nation to protest cottage development said Saturday he will do it again, if necessary.

“I wanted to go for a nice quiet beer at the bar,” said Ivon Saber, who broke through the barricade Friday night with his skidder, a vehicle used to haul logs out of the bush.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/story/4044094p-4652110c.html

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Sask. slayings appear related to gangs – Globe and Mail

Saskatchewan slayings appear related to gangs

The Canadian Press
September 24, 2007 at 4:48 AM EDT

FORT QU’APPELLE, Sask. — A shooting that killed two people and sent three others to hospital in the small Saskatchewan community of Fort Qu’Appelle may have been gang-related, neighbours said.

Police said that no arrests had been made in what they are treating as a double homicide. The dead men were 51 and 24, and the three injured men ranged in age from 22 to 51. Their names have not been released.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070924.wshoot24/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20070924.wshoot24

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Justice officials hope to ID potential serial killers -Winnipeg FP

Justice officials hope to ID potential serial killers
Group aims to protect victims

Mon Sep 24 2007
By Sue Bailey

OTTAWA — Justice officials across Canada are quietly crafting strategies to protect society’s most vulnerable women from serial killers.

The national working group was struck by federal and provincial deputy ministers of justice to study “the effective identification, investigation and prosecution of cases involving serial killers who target persons living a high risk lifestyle,” say documents released under the Access to Information Act.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/story/4044536p-4652487c.html

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Tory toughens stance on protesters in land disputes – Edmonton Journal

Tory toughens stance on protesters in land disputes

Andrew Thomson; With files from Mary Vallis, CanWest News Service
Published: 5:40 am

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory vowed Sunday to toughen provincial trespassing laws and refuse negotiations with anyone engaged in an illegal occupation, visiting the town embroiled in a 19-month aboriginal land dispute.

The Liberal campaign quickly accused Tory of fuelling more potential unrest here with his call to empower judges and police against anyone seeking to “extort concessions” or financially support such operations.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=6f3b3213-e542-4f73-b758-35e320885577&k=12876

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Families gather in Edmonton against violence directed at aboriginal females (CNews)

Families gather in Edmonton against violence directed at aboriginal females

By John Cotter, THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Huddled together for warmth under a brisk, grey sky a small group of families and friends held a picnic Sunday to draw attention to the murders and disappearances of aboriginal girls and women across Canada.

They also hope to raise money to help the family of Nina Courtepatte, a 13-year-old girl who was raped and murdered.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/09/23/4520024-cp.html

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Ontario PC leader ‘stirring the pot’ in Caledonia, say Liberals (CBC via Yahoo!)

Ontario PC leader ‘stirring the pot’ in Caledonia, say Liberals

Sun Sep 23, 12:18 PM

TORONTO (CBC) – The Ontario Liberal Party on Sunday accused provincial Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory of jeopardizing a “fragile peace” in Caledonia, Ont., where aboriginal protesters have been occupying a housing development site for 18 months.

“Our focus is maintaining peace, his focus is stirring the pot,” Deputy Premier George Smitherman said in a statement released as Tory met with residents in the town, not far from the Douglas Creek Estates, the development occupied since February 2006 by protesters upset over a land-claims dispute.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/23092007/3/canada-ontario-pc-leader-stirring-pot-caledonia-say-liberals.html

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Native roadblock breached – Canoe.ca

Native roadblock breached
Skidder driver should be charged: Bushie

By SHANNON VANRAES AND ROSS ROMANIUK, SUN MEDIA
The Winnipeg Sun

Tensions are increasing near Hollow Water First Nation after a local man used a logging machine to circumvent a roadblock, damaging the barrier in the process.

“I’m not going to recognize a barricade that is illegal,” said Ivon Saber, who owns and lives on a cottage development being blocked by the First Nation.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/09/23/4519050-sun.html

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The Kemess Decision About Aboriginal Title – Opinion250 News

The Kemess Decision About Aboriginal Title

Sunday, September 23, 2007 03:44 AM
Opinion piece submitted by Doug Donaldson, Hazelton

The last notes of a lament song drifted across the mountain lake on a cool breeze that carried puffs of white eagle down. The peaceful, solemn ceremony performed by two Gitxsan hereditary chiefs in their regalia was in stark contrast to the activity at Northgate Mineral’s huge Kemess open-pit copper mine less than six kilometres away. It was also a sobering moment for the chiefs knowing that where they stood could be under 90 metres of water containing tons of acid producing mine tailings if Northgate had its way.

http://www.opinion250.com/blog/view/7049/7/the+kemess+decision++about+aboriginal+title

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Progress in treaty talks depends on education, support, leaders say – Times Colonist

Progress in treaty talks depends on education, support, leaders say

Sandra Mcculloch, Times Colonist
Published: Sunday, September 23, 2007

First Nations leaders and treaty negotiators say public education and support is key to firing up stalled treaty negotiations and settling more treaties across the province.

A public forum in Duncan yesterday brought together politicians, aboriginal representatives and the public to share views on the murky topic of treaty negotiations.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=4321bf6f-11ed-42cc-8479-332a9b0a30c4&k=37377

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Settlement marks end of chapter for local survivors – Meadow Lake Progress

Settlement marks end of chapter for local survivors

By Jennifer Nichols
Progress Staff
Sunday September 23, 2007

Last Wednesday was an important day for aboriginal people in Canada. Starting September 19, residential school survivors could apply for compensation through the federal Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

http://www.meadowlakeprogress.com/This%20Week%20in%20Progress/340309.html

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007885 Views

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