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What it means to be White Bear Princess -The Observer

What it means to be White Bear Princess

Ben Husband 28.SEP.07

Every year at the annual White Bear powwow a White Bear Princess is crowned. This year’s princess was Rosie Shepherd.

Four-teen year old Rosie is a grade nine student at Gordon F. Kells High School in Carlyle, and in the first few weeks of school her regal title of princess has captured the curiosity of her fellow students

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by NationTalk on September 29, 2007715 Views

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Sask. in prime position: think-tank -Regina Leader-Post

Sask. in prime position: think-tank

Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post
Published: Friday, September 28, 2007

REGINA (SNN) — Despite the recent increase in population, Saskatchewan still faces formidable demographic challenges during the next 50 years, according to the head of the C.D. Howe Institute.

Fortunately, the province is well-positioned to make the fiscal and social policy changes required to sustain economic growth, said Bill Robson, president and CEO of the Toronto-based think-tank.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/third_page/story.html?id=8c4bc867-75e9-4044-a94a-03499dca2741

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Alberta Métis to defy provincial hunting restrictions this fall -The Star

Alberta Métis to defy provincial hunting restrictions this fall

JOHN COTTER
Canadian Press
September 27, 2007 at 6:32 PM EDT

EDMONTON — Alberta Métis will defy provincial hunting laws this fall by holding traditional community hunts outside of government-designated harvesting areas, their leader says.

Audrey Poitras, president of the Métis Nation of Alberta, said that if her people are charged they will fight in court to draw attention to the province’s “regressive Métis harvesting policy.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070927.walbertametis0927/BNStory/National/

by NationTalk on September 29, 2007881 Views

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First Nation ‘shocked’ over Dempster caribou hunting changes -CBC

First Nation ‘shocked’ over Dempster caribou hunting changes

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2007 | 5:10 PM CT
CBC News

Vuntut Gwich’in First Nation leaders are demanding answers from the Yukon government, after it lifted long-standing rules that restricted caribou hunting along the Dempster Highway.

In a release Wednesday, the Yukon Environment Department announced that it won’t be enforcing a rule barring caribou hunting within a 500-metre corridor on either side of the highway this fall. That gives caribou hunters easy access to the herd from the side of the road.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/27/yk-caribou.html

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CN expands rail presence in Hay River -CBC

CN expands rail presence in Hay River

Last Updated: Friday, September 28, 2007 | 9:22 AM CT
CBC News

The Canadian National Railway has purchased land in Hay River, N.W.T., in the hopes of expanding its presence in northern Canada.

The town council in Hay River agreed to sell Canadian National 156 acres of land on the southern edge of town for about $390,000.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/28/nwt-cn.html

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Cash to Help the FNUniv -The Leader-Post

Cash to help the FNUniv

The Leader-Post
Published: Friday, September 28, 2007

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) will receive an additional $40 million from casino revenues under a new agreement with the provincial government (Leader-Post, Sept. 20). That’s good news.

Perhaps now the FSIN will be able to free up from one of its other sources the $1.1 million that the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) needs to cover its deficit.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/letters/story.html?id=d584b389-b0c2-474b-af5a-123db589652d

by NationTalk on September 28, 2007882 Views

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Gov’t gives $2 million to museum – StarPhoenix

Gov’t gives $2 million to museum

Jill Smith, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, September 28, 2007

The provincial government has announced a one-time grant of $2 million to Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, North Battleford and Yorkton branches of the Western Development Museum.

In addition to the grant, announced Thursday, the government will also provide an $800,000 increase in the annual operating budget for the museums.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=a08a8048-fdfc-4a61-a7bd-eabf410bead6

by NationTalk on September 28, 2007693 Views

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Build strong economic base using casino funds – StarPhoenix

Build strong economic base using casino funds

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, September 28, 2007

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indians has negotiated amendments to the provincial gaming agreement that provide more revenues to the First Nations. The First Nations Trust now will distribute half the gaming profits, as opposed to 37.5 per cent.

Previously, the breakdown had been 25 per cent for community development corporations, with the remainder split evenly between the First Nations and the provincial government. The government took an equal share basically for doing very little. The First Nations assumed the risk, did the work and put up the cash to develop the casinos.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/columnists/story.html?id=bf304f10-e550-4266-b206-7e17af868768

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Cottagers are willing to wage a legal battle – CJOB

Cottagers are willing to wage a legal battle

SEP 28 2007 12:30 AM

Cottagers in a Lake of the Woods community are not giving up without a fight.

The 33 cottages, all but one owned by Winnipeggers, are located on the Rat Portage First Nation near Kenora, Ontario.

http://www.cjob.com/news/index.aspx?src=loc&rem=75751

by NationTalk on September 28, 2007805 Views

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Man arrested for violent clashes during native occupation in Caledonia, Ont. (CNews)

Man arrested for violent clashes during native occupation in Caledonia, Ont.

By THE CANADIAN PRESS

MORRISBURG, Ont. – Provincial police have arrested a man wanted for attempted murder in Caledonia, Ont., after he was pulled over in eastern Ontario for a traffic violation.

An arrest warrant was issued for Albert Douglas, 31, in June 2006 after violent clashes occurred near the site of an ongoing aboriginal occupation.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/09/27/4531547-cp.html

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ALC denies land plan – Powell River Peak

ALC denies land plan

Laura Walz — Peak Editor
09/27/2007

City of Powell River’s application for ALR property removal grinds to a halt

BC’s Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) has refused the City of Powell River’s application to remove 343 hectares (847 acres) from the agricultural land reserve (ALR).

In a decision released on September 24, the commission found that many areas of the land under application have agricultural capability and are suitable for agricultural production; that the case for community need has not been established and the proposed solution was lacking in detail; and there was a lack of offsetting benefits to the ALR and agriculture.

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by NationTalk on September 28, 2007833 Views

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Energy meeting seeking opinions – Powell River Peak

Energy meeting seeking opinions

09/27/2007

Everyone on Texada Island and the mainland of Powell River who wonders about the proposal for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and power plant on Texada Island won’t want to miss the public meeting and community forum at 7 pm on Monday, October 1 at the Powell River Town Centre Hotel.

Rafe Mair, BC’s best-known political commentator and broadcaster, will moderate what should be a lively discussion of all the issues impacting the Powell River area.

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Saugeen medicine man dies; Frank Shawbedees -Sound Times

Saugeen medicine man dies; Frank Shawbedees a firm believer in old native ways

Posted By By SCOTT DUNN
Posted 1 day ago

Frank Shawbedees was remembered by family and friends for his strong native spiritualism, commitment to making Saugeen First Nation a better place and his ready smile. He died at his home Monday of a heart attack at age 68.

Mr. Shawbedees was a band councillor for 35 years and a projectionist at movie theatres in Port Elgin and in Wiarton from the 1960s through the early 1990s.

http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=710040&auth=By+SCOTT+DUNN

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Looming labour void `will hit like tsunami’ -The Star

Looming labour void `will hit like tsunami’

Province urged to train aboriginals, disabled to combat massive employee shortage

Sep 27, 2007 04:30 AM
Daniel Girard
Education Reporter

Facing a massive labour shortage in a couple of decades, Ontario must do a better job of training those on the fringes of the economy, such as aboriginals, the disabled, immigrants, high school dropouts, women and older workers, says the Conference Board of Canada.

http://www.thestar.com/article/261058

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Alexco reaches pact with Yukon First Nation -CBC

Alexco reaches pact with Yukon First Nation

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 | 4:57 PM CT
CBC News

Alexco Resource Corp. and the Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation in Mayo, Yukon, have worked out a deal that will see both sides resuming talks on the mining company’s plans.

Alexco vice-president Rob McIntyre told CBC News that the agreement will make the First Nation more of a partner in its mining plans, as well as bring talks on its project in the Elsa area back on track.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/26/yk-alexco.html

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Candidates discuss bridge, electricity at election forum -CBC

Candidates discuss bridge, electricity at election forum

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2007 | 9:09 AM MT
CBC News

Election candidates seeking seats in Yellowknife tackled questions ranging from the cost of building a major N.W.T. bridge to the high cost of northern living at a public all-candidates forum Wednesday.

The event, hosted by the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce, was the last public forum in the capital city before the Oct. 1 Northwest Territories election.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nwtvotes2007/story/2007/09/27/nwtelex-chamber.html

by NationTalk on September 28, 2007755 Views

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Supply barge delays force Taloyoak to fly in more food -CBC

Supply barge delays force Taloyoak to fly in more food

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2007 | 9:26 AM CT
CBC News

The sea barges that supply some remote Nunavut communities are running nearly two weeks late, forcing stores to fly in groceries amid fears the vessels won’t arrive before freeze-up.

In the Nunavut hamlet of Taloyoak, Mayor Jimmy Oleekatalik told CBC News that the local Northern and Co-op stores have had to fly in rice, pop, sugar and other products since June.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/27/nu-barge.html

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Who Are Great Canadians? -The Tyee

Who Are Great Canadians?
Sheila Watt-Cloutier: Inuit dynamo. Five people who prove our nation’s potential.

By Michael Byers
Published: September 26, 2007
TheTyee.ca

I’d like to introduce you to just a few remarkable Canadians, as exemplars of what this country is — and could be.

SHEILA WATT-CLOUTIER was born in Kuujjuaq, in northern Quebec, in 1953. Her mother was Inuit, her absentee father was a white RCMP officer, and she spent the first decade of her life on “the land” — living in tents and travelling by dogsled. Today, Watt-Cloutier is one of Canada’s most internationally influential politicians, having been elected president of the Canadian section of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference in 1995 and chair of the entire Inuit Circumpolar Conference in 2002. The Inuit Circumpolar Conference is an international organization that draws the Inuit of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia together into a unified political force.

http://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/09/26/GreatCanadians/

by NationTalk on September 27, 2007858 Views

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World Leaders Urge Action on Climate Change -Sciam

World leaders share their views and fears about climate change, but are split on what to do about it

By David Biello

A parade of world leaders from heads of state to corporate chiefs urged action on climate change at the largest summit on the issue ever organized. “The time for doubt has passed,” said U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his opening remarks at the event held Monday at the United Nations. “National action must be at the center of our response to climate change—with industrialized countries taking the lead.”

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=3E0F9160-E7F2-99DF-358998AA3C1A910F&chanID=sa007

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PM’s lip service on climate threat -The Star

PM’s lip service on climate threat

Sep 26, 2007 04:30 AM

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is hardly the leader he pretends to be on climate change, the planet’s most pressing environmental threat.

At Monday’s unprecedented United Nations conference of world leaders on global warming, Harper made every effort to undermine the attempt by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to build momentum for a tough new treaty to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. In his opening remarks, Ban stressed the immediate challenge: “To confront climate change within a global framework, one that guarantees the highest level of international co-operation.”

http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/260496

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NDP slams Ottawa over ‘wrong-headed’ approach to North CBC

NDP slams Ottawa over ‘wrong-headed’ approach to North

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 | 8:00 PM CT
The Canadian Press

The New Democrats are calling for a national debate on the Arctic, saying the Harper government is needlessly militarizing the North instead of focusing on its environment and people.

In the party’s new Arctic policy, released Wednesday in Ottawa, the NDP says Canada can realize its control over the Northwest Passage using civilian agencies such as the Coast Guard and through diplomatic channels.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/26/north-cp-ndp.html

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Casino Control Lawsuit Dismissed -StarPhoenix

Casino control lawsuit dismissed
Queen’s Bench judge makes legal distinction between FSIN entities

Lori Coolican, The StarPhoenix
Published: Thursday, September 27, 2007

A Queen’s Bench justice has dismissed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought against the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) and the provincial government by the Battlefords Tribal Council (BTC) over control of gaming profits from the Gold Eagle Casino.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=04c6d3ab-3823-4abe-8856-0c1626017fde

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Native chief says apology for newsletter slurs is not enough – The Province

Native chief says apology for newsletter slurs is not enough

Kent Spencer, The Province
Published: Thursday, September 27, 2007

A native leader says an apology from the authors of a newsletter slurring aboriginal students at the University of B.C. is not good enough.

The “so-called apology” from the newsletter’s authors was “more of a clumsy, qualified excuse than a genuine apology,” Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, said yesterday. “We demand an unqualified apology to be broadcast as widely as were the original injurious and defamatory statements.”

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=7b3cd5ff-115b-4a98-ac2c-3dd35376ce0b

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Complaint lodged with WTO (Toronto Star)

Complaint lodged with WTO

Sep 27, 2007 04:30 AM

Canada has brought a complaint to the World Trade Organization over Belgian and Dutch rules prohibiting the sale of seal products, trade officials said.

Canada’s annual seal hunt has long been condemned by animal rights activists as cruel, and it is facing a number of possible bans on its seal products in European nations.

http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/261015

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Marathon man on a mission (Toronto Star)

Marathon man on a mission

B.C. runner finds purpose in pursuing his dreams after taking part in run for world peace

Sep 27, 2007 04:30 AM
Randy Starkman
SPORTS REPORTER

As a marathoner, Ryan Day knows well the loneliness of the long distance runner.

But the days of running by himself – and for himself – are over for the 25-year-old from Kitimat, B.C.

http://www.thestar.com/article/260934

by NationTalk on September 27, 2007681 Views

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Walk honours native victims of violence (Thunder Bay Post)

Walk honours native victims of violence

Tb News Source
Web Posted: 9/26/2007 7:50:00 PM

A large turnout is expected Wednesday night at a march in memory of missing and murdered Anishnawbe and Metis women.

The 3rd annual Full Moon Memory Walk starts at 7 p.m. on Simpson Street at Victoria Avenue. Organizers say hundreds will be taking part in the event that will end with a drumming ceremony at the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway.

http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=100230

by NationTalk on September 27, 2007678 Views

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Sewage won’t enter harbour, developer says – ChronicleHerald.ca

Sewage won’t enter harbour, developer says
Plant would treat waste from high-end tourist rental units in Antigonish County

By ALLENA MacDONALD

SOUTHSIDE HARBOUR — A county developer here says his proposed sewage treatment plant does not pose a threat to a local harbour, and he is angry that the project is being portrayed that way.

“It’s just small-town politics,” Chris Galea contended in a recent interview. “If somebody can show me that this is environmentally going to cause a problem, I’ll be the first one to shut it down.”

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/906393.html

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First Nations seek business opportunities – CBC

First Nations seek business opportunities

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2007 | 9:00 AM AT
CBC News

First Nations leaders in New Brunswick are joining with private businesses in the province to find new ways to foster economic development.

“What’s unique about this approach, it’s not First Nations banging their heads on the table dealing with the federal government bureaucracies,” said Noah Augustine, chief of Metepenagiag.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2007/09/27/nb-chiefs-meeting.html

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Aboriginal flautist channels mystical power of instrument – StarPhoenix

Aboriginal flautist channels mystical power of instrument

Cam Fuller, The StarPhoenix
Published: Thursday, September 27, 2007

Jason Chamakese captures the soothing charms of the flute in his debut album Midnight at Clearwater.

Chamakese, a Plains Cree from the Pelican Lake First Nation, launches the album at the fourth annual Aboriginal Music Festival on Friday at the Odeon Events Centre, one of 30 performers booked.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/lifestyle/story.html?id=bba89384-62e1-4f38-be55-52f5482d9032

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Band won’t back down – Winnipeg Sun

Band won’t back down
Critics urge province to act

By JOYANNE PURSAGA, SUN MEDIA

As critics accused the province of failing to enforce the law to end a nearly two-week blockade near Hollow Water First Nation, a cabinet minister confirmed there’s no end in sight for the conflict.

Hollow Water band members erected their first set of barriers on two access roads Sept. 14 to protest cottage development on what they consider traditional reserve lands.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2007/09/27/4529754-sun.html

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Appeal court reserves decision in Stonechild case -CBC

Appeal court reserves decision in Stonechild case

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 | 4:06 PM CT
CBC News

Two former Saskatoon police officers will have to wait to find out if the province’s highest court will quash findings in the Neil Stonechild inquiry that led to their firings.

On Tuesday, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal reserved its decision in the appeal of the Stonechild case.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2007/09/25/stonechild-appeal.html?ref=rss

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Alexco and First Nation reach deal on work at former United Keno Hill site -MSN

Alexco and First Nation reach deal on work at former United Keno Hill site

THE CANADIAN PRESS
September 25, 2007

VANCOUVER – Junior miner Alexco Resource Corp. (TSX:AXR) has entered a negotiation agreement with the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun on development of the former United Keno Hill mine in the Yukon.

Under the agreement, the company will undergo negotiations with the Na-Cho Nyak Dun over the activities of Alexco subsidiary Elsa Reclamation and Development Corp.

http://finance.sympatico.msn.ca/investing/news/businessnews/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5482238

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Casino could be delayed -CFCN

Casino could be delayed

calgary.ctv.ca
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POSTED AT 5:00 PM Tuesday, September 25

A Calgary casino operator says the new Native-run casino under construction on the Tsuu T’ina reserve is going to create an uneven playing field in the industry.

According to its licensing agreement the Grey Eagle Casino is supposed to open by November 21st, but there’s still a lot of construction to be completed.

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Bigstone chief rings TSX bell -Edmonton Journal

Bigstone chief rings TSX bell

edmontonjournal.com
Published: Tuesday, September 25

EDMONTON – An oil drilling partnership fueled a guest appearance today by Bigstone Cree Nation Chief Francis Gladhue at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The northern Alberta aboriginal leader teamed up with Bronco Energy president Brian Alford to ring the bell that starts the TSX trading day.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=6119f00e-4191-45a0-a642-5d839fb24f9e&k=55773

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Nike unveils shoe designed for American Indians -CTV

Nike unveils shoe designed for American Indians

Updated Tue. Sep. 25 2007 8:43 PM ET
The Associated Press

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Nike on Tuesday unveiled what it said is the first shoe designed specifically for American Indians, an effort aiming at promoting physical fitness in a population with high obesity rates.

The Beaverton-based company says the Air Native N7 is designed with a larger fit for the distinct foot shape of American Indians, and has a culturally specific look. It will be distributed solely to American Indians; tribal wellness programs and tribal schools nationwide will be able to purchase the shoe at wholesale price and then pass it along to individuals, often at no cost.

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Residential schools exhibit worth seeing -Prince George Citizen

Residential schools exhibit worth seeing

(Letters) Wednesday, 26 September 2007, 01:00 PST
— Chuck Fraser Prince George

I would like to remind people that there is an exhibit at Exploration Place concerning the residential school experience in Canada.

I went Monday and was saddened and encouraged by what I saw and heard. Venues like this do not come very often and can be beneficial in the healing process for aboriginal and non-aboriginal people concerning this event in Canadian history that devastated a group of people.

http://princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=96874&Itemid=264

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First Nations, Saskatoon police call for Stonechild death inquirY… -Canada.com

First Nations, Saskatoon police call for Stonechild death inquiry to stand

James Wood, CanWest News Service
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Throwing out the finding by a commission of inquiry that two Saskatoon police constables had Neil Stonechild in their custody the night he froze to death in 1990 would be “a terrible blow to the administration of justice,” the lawyer for the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations told the province’s highest court on Tuesday.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=61e5e04d-437a-4dee-9dd9-2b7c2ea5a73b&rfp=dta

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Strahl announces $17M for International Polar Year studies CBC

Strahl announces $17M for International Polar Year studies

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 | 9:17 AM CT
CBC News

Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl announced funding Tuesday for 10 International Polar Year research projects that will not only look at how climate change is affecting the North, but also study the well-being of its people.

Speaking in Iqaluit on Tuesday, Strahl said the 10 projects will share $17 million, coming from the $150 million in overall International Polar Year funding Ottawa announced in March.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/26/strahl-ipy.html

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Chastened B.C. miner abandons open-pit plan -Globe and Mail

Chastened B.C. miner abandons open-pit plan

WENDY STUECK
September 26, 2007

VANCOUVER — A government panel’s unprecedented recommendation against a major mining project has killed it and should be read as a signal by any company that wants to develop resource projects in British Columbia, says the head of the company behind the mine proposal.

Northgate Minerals Corp. will likely take a writedown on the Kemess North project in northern B.C. and start shopping for new assets with funds that it had set aside to build the mine, chief executive officer Kenneth Stowe said at an industry conference in Denver yesterday.

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New Mental Health Commission Takes Up Gauntlet -NRM

New Mental Health Commission takes up gauntlet

By Owen Dyer

Neuropsychiatric disorders contribute more to the global burden of illness than heart disease, cancer or stroke, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which blames such conditions for 14% of the global burden of disease. But even that may be an underestimate, suggests a review in The Lancet, which notes that psychiatric illness often lies at the root of other conditions.

The Lancet’s review, consisting of six articles by members of the international Lancet Global Mental Health Group, focuses primarily on low- and middle-income countries. These almost uniformly attach insufficient priority to mental health – indeed many are still struggling with the transition to a stage where non-communicable chronic diseases kill more people than infections.

http://www.nationalreviewofmedicine.com/issue/pulse/2007/4_pulse_16.html

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Leaders should tackle all issues – Toronto Sun

Leaders should tackle all issues

By CHRISTINA BLIZZARD, TORONTO SUN

In all the furor over faith-based funding and whether to pay for religious schools other than Catholic ones using public funds, important issues are being swept aside.

Health care, for example, usually front and centre in any campaign, has taken a back seat. Gridlock — that frustrating, mind-numbing, nerve-jangling condition that keeps motorists trapped in their cars — has received barely a passing nod from politicians

http://www.torontosun.com/News/Ontariovotes2007/2007/09/26/4526830-sun.html

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Canada Files WTO Complaint Over European Trade Restrictions on … – CanadianBusiness.com

Canada Files WTO Complaint Over European Trade Restrictions on Seal Products

Bradley S. Klapper
September 26, 2007 – 07:45 a.m.

GENEVA (AP) – Canada has brought a complaint to the World Trade Organization over Belgian and Dutch rules prohibiting the sale of seal products, trade officials said Wednesday.

Canada’s annual seal hunt has long been condemned by animal rights activists as cruel, and it is facing a number of possible bans on its seal products in Europe.

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/market_news/article.jsp?content=D8RT4DP80

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Storytelling critical to healing process – Regina Leader-Post

Storytelling critical to healing process

Elizabeth Huber, Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The history of residential schools is still fresh in the minds of many aboriginal people living in Saskatchewan, where the last school closed in 1996.

The effects of the federal integration program are only beginning to be dealt with.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=ec9ab291-921b-43c5-8526-4cee4706f628

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Boy, 11, missing – Regina Leader-Post

Boy, 11, missing

The Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Regina Police Service is asking for the public’s help in finding an 11-year-old boy who has been missing since Thursday.

Anthony Gary Machiskinic was last seen around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of McTavish Street.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=cc4f380b-af14-4f75-bb42-83350caee89f

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Millbrook chief says about 10 Mi?kmaq killed when 1917 blast … – ChronicleHerald.ca

Memorial in works for ‘forgotten’ explosion victims
Millbrook chief says about 10 Mi’kmaq killed when 1917 blast destroyed their settlement

By STEVE BRUCE Staff Reporter | 5:34 AM

A NATIVE LEADER wants to build a memorial for the “forgotten” victims of the Halifax Explosion.

About 10 Mi’kmaq died after their settlement in Tufts Cove in north-end Dartmouth was destroyed by the Dec. 6, 1917, blast in Halifax Harbour.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Metro/898880.html

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SNTC names playwright King artistic director – StarPhoenix

SNTC names playwright King artistic director

The StarPhoenix
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC) has appointed Alanis King, a playwright and director, as its new artistic director.

King, originally from Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve in Ontario, is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. She has 20 years of experience in the theatre, and most recently oversaw the construction of the Garden River First Nation outdoor amphitheatre.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/lifestyle/story.html?id=c8e1a32a-69fa-4560-93fc-8a3e4272e145

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Police seek First Nation recruits – StarPhoenix

Police seek First Nation recruits

Saskatchewan News Network
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2007

REGINA (SNN) — As it wrestles with low employment numbers among First Nations people, the province has found a new way to tap into the aboriginal labour pool.

Wavell Starr is hoping to use some of his reputation in the aboriginal community to his advantage as he tackles his new role as the aboriginal representative workforce recruiter with Saskatchewan’s Public Service Commission.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=5f6c8a91-7f00-4188-b63b-bb945da6ab8d

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Line drawn in forests -Winnipeg FP

Line drawn in forests

Wed Sep 26 2007

MANITOBA Hydro announced Tuesday that it has caved in and will waste hundreds of millions of dollars building a transmission line down the west, rather than east side, of Manitoba in order to appease Premier Gary Doer’s ambition to be seen as conservationist.

Some east side aboriginal leaders vowed they would fight the decision, which serves affluent environmentalists at the expense of impoverished First Nations. They fear, however, that without the resources that can be mustered by the government and environmental lobbies, they will be unable to ensure that common sense prevails. Manitobans should see that their own interests are served by supporting the chiefs’ cause.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4045526p-4653405c.html

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George Blondin award to help NWT students – Northern News Services

George Blondin award to help NWT students

Christine Grimard
Northern News Services
Published Monday, September 24, 2007

YELLOWKNIFE – George Blondin is a Northern role model, and a new a scholarship established in his honour is hoped will inspire the territory’s youth to succeed.

The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) announced this month the George Blondin Aboriginal Scholarship Award, a bi-annual scholarship given to a status Indian originating from the NWT enrolled in any post-secondary school.

http://nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/sep24_07gb.html

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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, 2007856 Views

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