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Fisheries should have consulted Nunavut on quotas: Federal Court – CBC

Fisheries should have consulted Nunavut on quotas: Federal Court

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 | 6:39 PM CT CBC News

A Federal Court justice has ruled that the federal government should not have transferred turbot fishing quotas in Arctic waters to companies outside the North in 2008 without first consulting Nunavut fishermen.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/01/21/nunavut-fish.html

by NationTalk on January 22, 2009587 Views

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Legends Project: Legends of the Shuswap – CBC

Legends Project
Legends Project: Legends of the Shuswap

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 | 03:35 PM AT

Legends IV: Legends of the Shuswap: the Secwepemc people of British Columbia

Stories from the Secwepemc of Salmon Arm, B.C. aired nationally on CBC Radio Ideas in March, 2006. Bilingual CDs are available for purchase at the CBC Shop online or through the Switzmalph Cultural Society.

http://www.cbc.ca/aboriginal/2009/01/legends_project_legends_of_the/

by NationTalk on January 22, 20091380 Views

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City spends $100K on art projects – Daily Gleaner

City spends $100K on art projects

By HEATHER MCLAUGHLIN

Fredericton will be alive with colour, art and music in 2009.

The city has selected seven projects and awarded $100,000 in funding under the Cultural Capitals of Canada program.

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/546672

by NationTalk on January 22, 2009582 Views

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Manitoba aboriginal leaders experience Washington security – Winnipeg Sun

Manitoba aboriginal leaders experience Washington security

By SUN MEDIA
Last Updated: 21st January 2009

A group of Manitoba aboriginal leaders got a first-hand look two weeks ago at the type of security that surrounds Barack Obama.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/manitoba/2009/01/21/8093206-sun.html

by NationTalk on January 22, 2009608 Views

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B.C. health authority to include Aboriginal beliefs – CTV

B.C. health authority to include Aboriginal beliefs

Updated Wed. Jan. 21 2009
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER, B.C. — A new program in several B.C. communities hopes to improve the health of First Nations patients by including culturally appropriate practices and beliefs.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090121/aboriginal_health-090121/20090121?hub=Health

by NationTalk on January 22, 2009623 Views

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Ted Nolan brings a stick to Essar Centre on Saturday – Sault Star

Ted Nolan brings a stick to Essar Centre on Saturday

Posted By The Sault Star

Ted Nolan is aiming big with a small hockey stick.

The former Soo Greyhounds and NHL bench boss is raising money for his foundation by selling mini sticks.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1397760

by NationTalk on January 22, 2009613 Views

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A Proud Record for Aboriginals – Globe and Mail

A proud record for aboriginals

PATRICK BRAZEAU
Senator
January 21, 2009

Gatineau, Que. — The Globe has printed several stories critical of me and my leadership of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (New Tory Senator Faces Harassment Complaint – Jan. 6; Aboriginal Group Led By Brazeau Must Return Funding – Jan. 19).

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090121.COLETTS21-9/TPStory/Comment

by NationTalk on January 22, 2009696 Views

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B.C. health authority to include Aboriginal beliefs to improve health outcomes – 660 News

B.C. health authority to include Aboriginal beliefs to improve health outcomes

January 21, 2009
By: THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER, B.C. – A new program in several B.C. communities hopes to improve the health of First Nations patients by including culturally appropriate practices and beliefs.

http://www.660news.com/news/national/article.jsp?content=n012115A

by NationTalk on January 22, 2009551 Views

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Aboriginal centre will make UPEI less of a ‘lonely place’ – CBC

Aboriginal centre will make UPEI less of a ‘lonely place’

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 20, 2009

With the opening of new centre for them at the University of Prince Edward Island, aboriginal students expect the campus to be more welcoming.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2009/01/20/pe-upei-aboriginal.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009744 Views

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Metis Entrepreneur Brings Virtual Assistance to Local Businesses – mediasyndicate.com

Metis Entrepreneur Brings Virtual Assistance to Local Businesses

WINNIPEG, MB, January 19, 2009 – Azure Virtual Assistant Services, brings one of the fastest growing industries—Virtual Assistance—to Manitoba’s First Nations and Metis business owners. As owner, Jacki Azure-Townsend, the first Metis virtual assistant in the province of Manitoba, provides contract administrative support to small businesses and professionals eliminating the costs of hiring employees or aggravation of finding temporary help.

http://www.mediasyndicate.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=12121

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009788 Views

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Finley blasted for signing petition (Toronto Star)

Finley blasted for signing petition
Puts name to document criticizing OPP handling of dispute in Caledonia

Jan 19, 2009
Maria Babbage
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Federal Human Resources Minister Diane Finley may have jeopardized talks aimed at settling a long-standing aboriginal land dispute in southern Ontario when she signed a petition that criticizes provincial police, critics say.

http://www.thestar.com/article/573282

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009693 Views

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Hot Docs turns spotlight on Alanis Obomsawin, NFB (CBC)

Hot Docs turns spotlight on Alanis Obomsawin, NFB

Last Updated: Monday, January 19, 2009

Canadian filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, who has been focusing her camera on aboriginal stories for more than 40 years, is to be given the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2009 Hot Docs festival in Toronto.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/film/story/2009/01/19/hot-docs.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009738 Views

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Talk of change to First Nation education cause worry (Thunder Bay Post)

Talk of change to First Nation education cause worry

Tb News Source
Web Posted: 1/19/2009

A potential change in aboriginal education is causing a firestorm of concern among First Nations and the post-secondary sector.

http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=115113

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009627 Views

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Towns using city service told to pay – Canoe.ca

Towns using city service told to pay

UPDATED: 2009-01-20

Municipalities on Calgary’s periphery that enjoy city utility and emergency services will have to pay the piper or be forced to find their own solutions, says Mayor Dave Bronconnier.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2009/01/20/8082521-sun.html

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009578 Views

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Details of escape from custody shared by RCMP – StarPhoenix

Details of escape from custody shared by RCMP

David Hutton, The StarPhoenix
Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Canoe Lake RCMP officer at the centre of the investigation into Kyle Lariviere’s death failed to alert his superiors after the teen escaped custody and fled into the frigid night, the force’s northern commander said Monday.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/third_page/story.html?id=2800df02-5b52-4ee3-b118-633e208351c0

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009608 Views

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Call for help ends with ‘worst possible outcome’ – Globe and Mail

NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN DEATH

Call for help ends with ‘worst possible outcome’
‘They gave us their son and we didn’t look after him,’ RCMP inspector says after drunk 19-year-old escapes from cruiser into -20 night

JENNIFER GRAHAM
The Canadian Press
January 20, 2009

REGINA — After two fruitless hours of looking for a drunken escaped prisoner in the bitter cold of a Saskatchewan winter, the RCMP officer went home.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090120.PRISONER20//TPStory/National

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009587 Views

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Canada offers to back Mackenzie gas project – MSN Money

Canada offers to back Mackenzie gas project

January 20, 2009

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Canada’s federal government has offered financial support for the Mackenzie gas pipeline, a multibillion-dollar project that has been held back by regulatory delays and cost overruns.

http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.aspx?feed=AP&date=20090120&id=9526478

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009816 Views

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Reading campaign in overdrive – Timmins Press

Reading campaign in overdrive
Alphabet soup on menu today at Native Friendship Centre

Posted By JESSICA YOUNG THE DAILY PRESS

Tom Laughren as Regis Philbin, Gilles Bisson as Vanna White, or Michael Doody as Howie Mandel. All three possibilities are sure to bring smiles on people’s faces and even provide a laugh or two.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1395600

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009605 Views

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PMO stands by Brazeau as choice for Senate – Globe and Mail

NATIVE GROUP AUDIT
PMO stands by Brazeau as choice for Senate

BILL CURRY
January 20, 2009

OTTAWA — The Prime Minister’s Office says it was not aware Health Canada auditors raised serious accountability concerns at the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, but is standing by the decision to appoint the group’s national chief, Patrick Brazeau, to the Senate.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090120.BRAZEAU20/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009586 Views

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The folly of native sentencing circles – National Post

The folly of native sentencing circles

Jonathan Kay, National Post
Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The facts surrounding Christopher Pauchay’s crime were so memorably awful that even now, a year later, unbidden images of it still occasionally dart through my brain whenever I am dressing my own children in their winter clothing.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1196256

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009697 Views

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Natives Seek Say in Resource Uses – North Bay Nugget

Natives seek say in resource uses

Posted By LARA BRADLEY, SUN MEDIA

Companies like Vale Inco that exploit the natural resources of First Nations should be prepared to share in the wealth, a top native leader in Ontario told a Sudbury audience Monday.

http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1395158

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009655 Views

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Ottawa sweetens pot for Arctic pipeline – Calgary Herald

Ottawa sweetens pot for Arctic pipeline
Backers of Mackenzie project offered incentives

Dina O’Meara, Calgary Herald
Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The federal government has formally thrown its financial support behind a proposed multibillion-dollar Arctic pipeline Monday, labelling the Mackenzie gas project important to Canada’s sovereignty and energy security.

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/calgarybusiness/story.html?id=2bae2e19-6757-483c-bd64-e7d690a00bb4

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009707 Views

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Minister signs petition urging Caledonia probe – Globe and Mail

IN BRIEF
Minister signs petition urging Caledonia probe

The Canadian Press
January 19, 2009

Critics say Human Resources Minister Diane Finley may have jeopardized talks aimed at settling an aboriginal land dispute in Caledonia, Ont., by signing a petition that criticizes the Ontario Provincial Police.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090119.TORBRIEFS19-3/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009690 Views

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Brazeau a poor choice for Senate – The Leader-Post

Brazeau a poor choice for Senate

By Doug Cuthand, The Leader-Post
January 19, 2009

In June, First Nations people across the country gathered to witness the historic residential school apology from the federal government. All the national leaders were allowed to speak at a special session of the House of Commons. It was a historic moment and our leaders rose to the occasion — all except one.

http://www.leaderpost.com/Sports/Brazeau+poor+choice+Senate/1193036/story.html

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009675 Views

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Judge to rule on pipelines on native land – Winnipeg Sun

Judge to rule on pipelines on native land

By PAUL TURENNE, SUN MEDIA
Last Updated: 19th January 2009

The fate of three multi-billion-dollar pipelines, as well as the future role of First Nations in approving such projects, rests in the hands of a Winnipeg judge.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/manitoba/2009/01/19/8068411-sun.html

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009669 Views

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Scientists, Inuit differ on fate of polar bear – Metro

Scientists, Inuit differ on fate of polar bear

January 19, 2009

Canada’s polar bears are not teetering on the brink of extinction and don’t need the alarmist rhetoric coming from some of the world’s biologists, an Inuit expert said Friday at a one-day summit to discuss the fate of the arctic mammals.

http://www.metronews.ca/vancouver/live/article/168884

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009546 Views

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Alta. Metis to fight hunting charges – Edmonton Journal

Alta. Metis to fight hunting charges

By Darcy Henton, Edmonton Journal
January 19, 2009

Edmonton – A Metis hunter charged after shooting a moose in an area where he was allowed to hunt says he is going to court Tuesday to fight what he views as provincial harassment of settlement hunters.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/Technology/Alta+Metis+fight+hunting+charges/1194027/story.html

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009736 Views

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Chief expects ‘humbling’ event – StarPhoenix

Chief expects ‘humbling’ event
First Nations leader attending inauguration of Barack Obama

Wendy Gillis, The StarPhoenix
Published: Monday, January 19, 2009

If Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Lawrence Joseph gets the chance to speak with president-elect Barack Obama during his trip to Washington, D.C., this week, he already knows what he will say.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/third_page/story.html?id=5bcab860-7e55-43cf-8215-d23145153eb3

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009651 Views

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Aboriginal Group Led by Brazeau Must Return Funding – Globe and Mail

HEALTH CANADA AUDIT
Aboriginal group led by Brazeau must return funding

BILL CURRY
January 19, 2009

OTTAWA — Health Canada is demanding the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples return up to $260,000 in ineligible expenses after an audit found directors of the native advocacy group divvied up thousands of dollars in federal cash with insufficient evidence of where the money went.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090119.BRAZEAU17/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009709 Views

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No common ground at first polar bear summit – Globe and Mail

THE ENVIRONMENT
No common ground at first polar bear summit
Inuit leaders defend right to hunt giant mammals and accuse environmental groups of using climate-change agenda to interfere

PATRICK WHITE
January 17, 2009

WINNIPEG — They gathered in the spirit of piliriqatigiingniq – Inuktitut for seeking a common goal – but panel members at the federal government’s first polar bear roundtable were hardly speaking with a single voice yesterday.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090117.POLARBEAR17/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009614 Views

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Return of the Natives

January 14, 2009
SALT RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION, Ariz. — Nearly 50 years ago, a Pima native took a Greyhound bus from this sun-roasted redoubt of Indian land to the winter chill of Washington, D.C.,to witness the first day of a young American president.

“When he came home, my father was so excited because John Kennedy stood up for him when he walked by him in the parade,” said Diane Enos. “The president stood up for an Indian! He couldn’t stop talking about that.”

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009771 Views

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First Nations want more input, benefits from Mining Act – Timmins Press

First Nations want more input, benefits from Mining Act

Posted By THE CANADIAN PRESS

Better rules for consultation and sharing revenues with Aboriginals should help avoid future confrontations with the mining industry, Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief John Beaucage said Thursday as a review of Ontario’s Mining Act wrapped up after five months of discussions.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1391036

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009726 Views

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Paa Pii Wak supported – Winnipeg Sun

Paa Pii Wak supported

By ROSS ROMANIUK, SUN MEDIA
Last Updated: 16th January 2009

Winnipeg can’t afford to lose Paa Pii Wak — or whatever anti-gang organization might take its place, supporters of the halfway house say.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/winnipeg/2009/01/16/8041206-sun.html

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009837 Views

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Failure of leadership threatens FNUniv – The Leader-Post

Failure of leadership threatens FNUniv

Murray Mandryk, The Leader-Post
Published: Friday, January 16, 2009

There is no doubt that Canadian society has failed First Nations children for much of the 141 years we’ve existed as a nation.

And nowhere are our failings more obvious than in education, where the consequences of failing to provide schools on reserves, as promised at the treaty signings, to keep First Nation students safe in residential schools and to create an environment in our public school systems conducive to First Nations children thriving continue to haunt us.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=b3a99e1a-bd80-45df-8801-24316452a2bd

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009778 Views

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Help said coming for First Nations – Telegraph Journal

Help said coming for First Nations

Published Friday January 16th, 2009
Rob Linke
Telegraph-Journal

OTTAWA – Premier Shawn Graham says he expects many of the needs of the province’s aboriginal communities will start to be addressed in the Jan. 27 federal budget.

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/front/article/541806

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009632 Views

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Brazeau Poor First Nations Rep on Senate – StarPhoenix

Brazeau poor First Nations rep on Senate

By Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
January 16, 2009

First Nations people across Canada gathered in June to witness the historic residential school apology from the prime minister.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Sports/Brazeau+poor+First+Nations+Senate/1184219/story.html

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009726 Views

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Aboriginal job-creation package planned (Brantford Expositor)

Aboriginal job-creation package planned

Posted By THE CANADIAN PRESS

Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl says native housing, new schools and skills training are targets for an aboriginal job-creation package to be included in the federal budget.

http://brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1388231

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009733 Views

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Province wraps up Mining Act review – Peterborough Examiner

Province wraps up Mining Act review
First Nations want more input

Posted By THE CANADIAN PRESS

Better rules for consultation and sharing revenues with aboriginals should help avoid future confrontations with the mining industry, Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief John Beaucage said Thursday as a review of Ontario’s Mining Act wrapped up after five months of discussions.

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1390676&auth=THE%20CANADIAN%20PRESS

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009724 Views

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Fire fatalities more likely on First Nations – Timmins Daily Press

Fire fatalities more likely on First Nations

Posted By THE CANADIAN PRESS

The deaths of five people in a house fire on a B. C. First Nation has renewed calls for improved housing conditions for Canada’s Aboriginal people.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1391003

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009678 Views

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PM, premiers discuss big economic bailout – Winnipeg Sun

PM, premiers discuss big economic bailout

By Martin O’Hanlon and Joan Bryden, THE CANADIAN PRESS
Last Updated: 16th January 2009

OTTAWA — Stephen Harper and the premiers are hoping the coldest day of the winter in the nation’s capital will yield a multibillion-dollar deal on how best to heat up the frigid economy.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/money/2009/01/16/8045991.html

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009676 Views

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House fire on B.C. reserve focuses attention on aboriginal housing – CBC

House fire on B.C. reserve focuses attention on aboriginal housing

Published: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Canadian Press

VICTORIA, B.C. – The deaths of five people in a house fire on Vancouver Island has renewed calls for improved housing conditions for Canada’s aboriginal peoples.

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/national/090115/n0115126A.html

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009733 Views

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Native leaders talk cash over dinner with PM, premiers – CBC

Native leaders talk cash over dinner with PM, premiers

Published: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Talk about a hefty dinner tab.

Canada’s five aboriginal leaders met with the prime minister and premiers Thursday night over Alberta sirloin and a $22-a-bottle wine selection. Also on the menu: calls for federal-budget cash for native housing, job training and a range of building projects totalling more than $4.4 billion over the next two years.

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/national/090115/n0115134A.html

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009649 Views

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Canada’s rights record blasted during UN review

Submissions to Geneva council include issues such as treatment of indigenous peoples, immigration

Jan 13, 2009 04:30 AM
Canada could soon find itself “named and shamed” as a country that violates human rights in a United Nations review.

Close to 50 submissions blasting Canada – on everything from the state of indigenous peoples to problems with immigration policy – have been filed with the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council as part of a new review process for UN nations.

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009655 Views

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Aboriginal teens get chance to try on careers (CTV)

Aboriginal teens get chance to try on careers

Updated: Wed Jan. 14 2009 16:13:47
ctvwinnipeg.ca

It’s an opportunity for Aboriginal teens to make contacts and take the first steps to landing a career.

http://winnipeg.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090114/wpg_aboriginal_job_fair_090114/20090114?hub=WinnipegHome

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009810 Views

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‘There is no possibility of anyone surviving this fire’ – Times Colonist

‘There is no possibility of anyone surviving this fire’

By Sarah Petrescu, Katie DeRosa and Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist
January 15, 2009

Fire and coroners service investigators are combing through the scene of a blaze on the Chemainus reserve where two people died yesterday morning and three others are presumed dead – but their bodies yet to be recovered.

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/There+possibility+anyone+surviving+this+fire/1175950/story.html

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Canada responsible for polar bears, minister says – Toronto Star

Canada responsible for polar bears, minister says

THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG–It’s a “critical time” for polar bears and their survival rests in the hands of Canadians, federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice said today.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/571525

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Minister says report on fixing problems at aboriginal university won’t be ignored – CBC

Minister says report on fixing problems at aboriginal university won’t be ignored

Published: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Canadian Press

REGINA – The minister responsible for post-secondary education in Saskatchewan insists a new report calling for changes at an aboriginal university “is not going to be ignored.”

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/national/090115/n011508A.html

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009612 Views

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Natives want $3-billion in stimulus funds – Globe and Mail

ABORIGINALS: INFRASTRUCTURE
Natives want $3-billion in stimulus funds
Money from Ottawa, provinces sought for schools, housing and clean water projects on reserves

JOE FRIESEN
With a report from Karen Howlett
January 15, 2009

Federal and provincial leaders will be urged to consider a $3-billion stimulus plan targeted at native reserves when they meet in Ottawa tomorrow.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090115.NATIVES15/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009595 Views

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Secrecy surrounds Winnipeg round table about polar bears – Winnipeg Free Press

Secrecy surrounds Winnipeg round table about polar bears

Lindsey Wiebe, Winnipeg Free Press
Published: Thursday, January 15, 2009

WINNIPEG – The poster species for climate change will be in the spotlight Friday at a Winnipeg gathering of government officials, researchers and Inuit groups to discuss the future of the polar bear.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=1178011

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009640 Views

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Taking the power away from gangs – Daily Graphic

Taking the power away from gangs

Posted By Angela Brown, The Daily Graphic

About 100 people attended the first day of a two-day conference on gang disempowerment and reduction at the Keeshkeemaquah building at Long Plain First Nation’s urban reserve on Crescent Road West, just outside of Portage la Prairie on Wednesday.

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1389160

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009504 Views

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