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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

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007769 Views

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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

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007892 Views

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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

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007952 Views

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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

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007916 Views

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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

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007784 Views

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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

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007824 Views

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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

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007952 Views

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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

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007906 Views

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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

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007778 Views

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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

by NationTalk on September 24, 20071172 Views

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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

by NationTalk on September 24, 20071147 Views

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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

by NationTalk on September 24, 20071072 Views

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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

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007812 Views

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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, 2007906 Views

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Non-Aboriginal Crosses Northern Manitoba Protest Line – 580 CFRA Radio

Non-Aboriginal Crosses Northern Manitoba Protest Line

Jason McIntyre
Sunday, September 23, 2007

There are signs a protest in Manitoba could develop into a Caledonia-type standoff.

Late Friday night, a man used some logging equipment to bypass a blockade erected by the Hollow Water First Nation.

http://www.cfra.com/headlines/index.asp?cat=2&nid=52242

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007804 Views

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Tory toughens stance on protesters in land disputes – Canada.com

Tory toughens stance on protesters in land disputes

Andrew Thomson, CanWest News Service
Published: Sunday, September 23, 2007

CALEDONIA, Ont. — 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/topics/news/national/story.html?id=84f43c7f-2d2b-40d1-9ffa-8010580bf64f&k=52646

by NationTalk on September 24, 20071095 Views

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Justice officials trying to protect vulnerable women – CTV

Justice officials trying to protect vulnerable women

Updated Sun. Sep. 23 2007 8:17 PM ET
The Canadian Press

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.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070923/women_deaths_070923/20070923?hub=Canada

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007745 Views

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Smitherman denounces Tory’s proposed health plan – CTV

Smitherman denounces Tory’s proposed health plan

Updated Sun. Sep. 23 2007 4:01 PM ET
The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Deputy Premier George Smitherman says a Progressive Conservative proposal to fund procedures in private health clinics is “retro.”

Smitherman, also the Liberal minister of health, appeared at a Toronto antique market this morning for the last-minute announcement.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070923/smitherman_tory_070923/20070923?hub=Canada

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007829 Views

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Tory vows tougher penalties for occupations – Globe and Mail

Tory vows tougher penalties for occupations

KAREN HOWLETT
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
September 23, 2007 at 9:09 PM EDT

CALEDONIA, ONT. — Ontario Opposition Leader John Tory pledged Sunday to crack down on illegal occupations such as the long-simmering standoff between native and non-native protesters in Caledonia by beefing up the province’s trespassing laws. But his own aides conceded it is not at all clear whether the province has the jurisdiction to enforce such laws on native lands.

Mr. Tory made the announcement near the disputed tract of land in the southwestern Ontario community as part of a campaign stop to burnish his law-and-order credentials and to blame Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty’s “legacy of weak leadership” for the standoff, now in its 18th month.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070923.ontario24/BNStory/ontarioelection2007/home

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007940 Views

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More roads cut off – Winnipeg Sun

More roads cut off
Province: Hollow Water opposition recent

By SHANNON VANRAES, SUN MEDIA

Two additional roads have been blocked by Hollow Water First Nation in protest of cottage developments chief and council say are taking place on the band’s traditional lands without consultation.

The roads lead to areas used for hunting and logging.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2007/09/22/4516532-sun.html

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007970 Views

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Locals say impact of blockades negligible – Canoe.ca

Locals say impact of blockades negligible

By SHANNON VANRAES
The Winnipeg Sun

Native blockade expands in Manitoba

It’s not clear what sort of impact blockades on hunting and logging roads near Hollow Water First Nation could have.

Ike Fehr, owner of the Manigotagan North Star Hotel south of the reserve, said his business has been down a bit lately but can’t say for sure whether the lull is tied to nearby blockades.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/09/22/4516599-sun.html

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007813 Views

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Traditional harvest brings hope for the future – Cowichan Valley News Leader

Traditional harvest brings hope for the future

By Lynda Hills
News Leader Pictorial
Sep 22 2007

Halalt Band: Clam beds offer employment, connection to roots of the community

Each year up to 50 Halalt band members seed and harvest 300,000 pounds of Manila clams from their traditional lands.

http://www.cowichannewsleader.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=9&cat=43&id=1070372&more=0

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007937 Views

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Gang Violence Among Expected Forum Topics – 650 CKOM News Talk Radio

Gang Violence Among Expected Forum Topics

September 22, 2007

A fatal shooting incident in Fort Qu’appelle that’s believed to be gang-related is just the latest evidence of a growing gang problem.

RCMP still have not released the names of two Fort Qu’appelle men who were killed in the shootings Thursday night. Three others were hurt.

http://www.newstalk650.com/index.php?p=ntnews&action=view_story&id=8363

by NationTalk on September 23, 20071073 Views

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Caledonia couple sues OPP for Aboriginal protest -680 News

Caledonia couple sues OPP for Aboriginal protest

Saturday, September 22, 2007 – 12:29 PM
By: 680News staff and the Canadian Press

A Caledonia couple has sued the Ontario Provincial Police, claiming the police secretly videotaped them in their house.

Dave Brown and Dana Chatwell, who live on a property landlocked by Aboriginal protesters, alleged police secretly installed a hidden surveillance camera inside the family’s home.

http://680news.com/news/local/article.jsp?content=20070922_122928_4604

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007880 Views

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Their Caledonia house is no longer a home – Globe and Mail

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Their Caledonia house is no longer a home
‘When the sun goes down … I don’t live in Canada, I live in Beirut’

CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD
From Saturday’s Globe and Mail
September 22, 2007 at 1:57 AM EDT

Dave Brown and Dana Chatwell aren’t the sort of folks I’d expect to file a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Ontario government, the Ontario Provincial Police and two OPP commissioners and one inspector. Yet that’s just what they did earlier this month (though the suit was actually first filed last fall), and that was the two of them at a press conference held yesterday morning in Hamilton.

She is a 43-year-old hairdresser. He’s the one I met this week, a 40-year-old forklift operator by trade, handsome, a little rough-and-ready but smart and thoughtful, too. They have a son Dax, now 16, and a border collie named Hunter.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070922.wcoblatch0922/BNStory/specialComment/home?cid=al_gam_mostemail

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007823 Views

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Telling your story will be traumatic, cautions former residential school student -CBC

Telling your story will be traumatic, cautions former residential school student

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2007 | 5:39 PM CT
CBC News

An outspoken former student of an Indian residential school who says he had nightmares after discussing the abuse he suffered is warning others they may have difficult days ahead.

“I can tell you, it’s not good,” said Ted Quewezance, a former Saskatchewan chief and a spokesman for the National Residential School Survivors Society.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2007/09/20/residential-school-students.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007740 Views

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Meeches is new chief of Swan Lake -CJOB

Meeches is new chief of Swan Lake

SEP 21 2007 12:20 AM

Francine Meeches has been elected Chief of the Swan Lake first nation. She received 132 votes defeating the former chief Rob Daniels, who got 100 votes..

Brian McKinney finished third with 79 votes..

http://www.cjob.com/news/news_xml.aspx?src=loc&rem=75157

by NationTalk on September 21, 20071419 Views

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6 straight for Sayers in Garden River -The Sault Star

6 straight for Sayers in Garden River

Lyle Sayers will serve his sixth straight term as chief of Garden River First Nation.

Sayers was elected chief Wednesday, beating out his only challenger, Dennis Jones 371-171.

Garden River voters also selected a new 12-member council.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=703141

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007880 Views

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Native veto new reality in B.C.’s resource sector -Globe & Mail

Native veto new reality in B.C.’s resource sector

PATRICK BRETHOUR
Globe and Mail Update
September 21, 2007 at 7:12 AM EDT

VANCOUVER — Just a few hours before the thunderclap decision that has all but killed the Kemess North project, the mining industry was thinking it was business as usual in British Columbia.

Until Tuesday, the formula for getting regulatory approval for your mine or logging operation was simple enough. Decide what you want to do. Listen carefully to objections from aboriginal bands and make copious notes. Then, go ahead and do what you wanted to do in the first place.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070921.wrbrethour21/BNStory/robColumnsBlogs/

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007771 Views

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Mom: Why did my baby die -The Province

Mom: Why did my baby die?
Infant found dead days after being put in foster home

John Bermingham, The Province
Published: Friday, September 21, 2007

NANAIMO – Rose Touchie wants to know why her four-month-old baby Caroline died less than one week after going into foster care.

Choking back tears yesterday, the young Nanaimo mom told The Province she’s not getting any answers from the government.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=9ffdf804-2174-4018-8bc2-4e2e9f2e5950&k=13674

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007915 Views

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Group prepares forest industry charter -TB Television

Group prepares forest industry charter

TB News Source
Web Posted: 9/21/2007 2:27:34 PM

A pointed message has emerged from a forestry group on the sustainability of the industry in northern Ontario – let the communities have more say in the future of their industry.

The Northern Ontario Sustainable Communities Partnership (NOSCP) has compiled a 12 point charter that they feel would create long-term viability for the industry. The ultimate goal is to create change away from the top-down approach now being taken but their immediate plans are to put this issue out front in the upcoming provincial election.

http://www.tbtv.com/NWNews-Story.aspx?cid=100085

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007814 Views

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Inuit oppose rules allowing trash in Arctic -CTV

Inuit oppose rules allowing trash in Arctic

Updated Fri. Sep. 21 2007 12:34 PM ET
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Inuit leaders are protesting plans that would change shipping rules and allow the navy to dump garbage and raw sewage into Arctic waters.

They have written to National Defence Minister Peter Mackay to seek clarification on the issue.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070921/arctic_inuit_070921/20070921/

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007911 Views

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Poverty fuelling rise in aboriginal gang activity: expert -CBC

Poverty fuelling rise in aboriginal gang activity: expert

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2007 | 10:21 AM ET
CBC News

Poverty and substance abuse are fuelling the rise of aboriginal gang activity in Western Canada and the problem is only going to get worse over the next 10 years, an expert on youth gangs says.

Mark Totten of the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa told a police symposium in Surrey, B.C., Thursday that an increase in gang activity will be driven in the next few years by racism and the absence of social programs.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/09/20/bc-gangs.html

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007913 Views

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Melting of Arctic sea ice shatters record -CBC

Melting of Arctic sea ice shatters record

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2007 | 9:51 AM CT
CBC News

Arctic sea ice has shrunk to its lowest levels since record keeping began nearly 30 years ago, reaching a minimum area last weekend that was over a million square kilometres less than the previous low, scientists said Thursday.

After a summer in which satellites have been recording record lows in Arctic sea ice coverage, scientists from the University of Colorado at Boulder’s National Snow and Ice Data Center said sea ice extent appears to have reached its minimum on Sept. 16, with the chances of it reaching a lower level unlikely in 2007.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/21/science-arctic-ice.html

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007749 Views

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Nunavut slashes Western Hudson Bay polar bear hunt -CBC

Nunavut slashes Western Hudson Bay polar bear hunt

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2007 | 9:56 AM CT
CBC News

The Nunavut government has cut its polar bear hunt in western Hudson Bay by nearly one-third out of renewed concerns that the bear population in that area is in trouble.

Environment Minister Patterk Netser said the total allowable harvest for polar bears will be reduced, effective immediately, from 56 polar bears to 38.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/21/bear-quota.html

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007788 Views

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N.W.T. spares residential school payments from clawbacks -CBC

N.W.T. spares residential school payments from clawbacks

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2007 | 11:33 AM CT
CBC News

Monthly support payments will not be clawed back when former residential students in the Northwest Territories receive compensation from Ottawa in the coming months, government officials say.

“It’s a compensation payment and we generally have exempted court-ordered compensation payments from income support,” Charles Dent, the N.W.T.’s minister responsible for income support, told CBC News on Thursday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/21/nwt-payments.html

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007790 Views

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Japanese students visit Dakota Tipi – Portage Daily Graphic

Japanese students visit Dakota Tipi
By Leah Kellar
The Daily Graphic
Friday September 21, 2007

A large group of exchange students were treated to a unique cultural experience yesterday.

Dakota Tipi School hosted 32 students yesterday, including 16 from Japanese schools to share the traditional culture, arts and teachings of Dakota First Nations people.

The day started off at 10 a.m. with a welcoming ceremony including traditional singing and dancing in the school’s gymnasium. The friendship dance was popular with many students. The children formed a large circle while holding hands, singing, dancing. As part of the dance, they moved together weaving in and out of the middle of the circle.

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/Top%20Stories/340471.html

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007944 Views

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Missing Manitoba Teen Could Be in Saskatchewan -Saskatoonhomepage.ca

Missing Manitoba Teen Could Be in Saskatchewan

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Police in The Pas, Manitoba are looking for your help.

They are searching for a missing 15 year old who knows people throughout Manitoba and Saskatchewan and could be in either province.

http://www.saskatoonhomepage.ca/index.php?option=com_ezine&task=read&page=9&category=21&article=7696&Itemid=86

by NationTalk on September 21, 20071295 Views

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Gangs in Moose Jaw -Moose Jaw Times Herald

Last updated at 10:44 AM on 20/09/07

Gangs in Moose Jaw

LACEY SHEPPY
The Moose Jaw Times Herald

Moose Jaw’s street gang problem is slowly getting worse, according to police.

Members of the Native Syndicate and Indian Posse are known to be living on South Hill and in the east part of the city and are responsible for a large portion of the drug trade in Moose Jaw.

“They show up at (downtown bars) around midnight some nights wearing their colours,” said police Chief Terry Coleman. “Here in Saskatchewan, the street gang problem is with Aboriginal street gangs. They’re far more organized and structured than a few years ago.”

http://www.mjtimes.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=64016&sc=3

by NationTalk on September 21, 20071639 Views

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Arrested Caledonia Natives Not Suspected In Home Builder’s Beating -City News

Arrested Caledonia Natives Not Suspected In Home Builder’s Beating

Thursday September 20, 2007
CityNews.ca Staff

It now appears the nine native protestors arrested at a controversial land dispute in Caledonia aren’t suspected of assaulting a local developer. After months of inaction, the OPP moved into an area where the attack took place last week and rounded up the demonstrators. Police say those carted off to jail were offered the choice of leaving the property or being detained. None choose the easier option.

The natives have been embroiled in a protest over the rights to the land since first setting up barriers in February 2006. There have been many skirmishes during that time, but an uneasy peace had descended on the area as the dispute dragged on for more than a year.

http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_14952.aspx

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007832 Views

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Band conducts own study -Summerland Review

Band conducts own study

By John Arendt
Sep 20 2007

Gap analysis of proposed golf resort nearing completion

The Penticton Indian Band has been busy conducting a gap analysis of the proposed Summerland Hills Golf Resort.

Band chief Stewart Phillip says the band’s study is reviewing existing reports and identifying work that has not yet been done but is needed.

http://www.summerlandreview.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=104&cat=23&id=1068660&more=0

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007843 Views

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‘How can they ever compensate? -Sudbury Star

‘How can they ever compensate?’; Survivors of residential schools apply for settlement cash

Posted By Rachel Punch
Posted 12 hours ago | Updated 10 hours ago

Barbara Riley was ripped from her Walpole Island home at age 10 and stripped of her Ojibwa culture.

Riley was shipped off to Shingwauk residential school in Sault Ste. Marie, where she says she was subject to physical, mental and sexual abuse.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=701551&

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007777 Views

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Amnesty International calls for end to logging in Grassy Narrows -Globe & Mail

Amnesty International calls for end to logging in Grassy Narrows

The Canadian Press
September 20, 2007 at 1:15 PM EDT

TORONTO — Amnesty International says the Grassy Narrows First Nation in northern Ontario has suffered repeated human-rights violations and is calling on the province to respect a proposed moratorium on logging.

In a report released Thursday, the organization argues the province failed to carry out meaningful consultation before licensing large-scale logging activities.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070920.wgrassynarrows0920/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20070920.wgrassynarrows0920

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007973 Views

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LRMP jurisdictional, recreational issues raised -Whistler Question

LRMP jurisdictional, recreational issues raised
Indigenous group challenges B.C.’s authority; motor users say Sea to Sky plan ‘devastating’

By Reporter David Burke
Dburke@whistlerquestion.com

Indigenous people from the Mount Currie/D’Arcy area last week challenged the provincial government’s authority to make land-use decisions at an open house for the Sea to Sky Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP).

Proponents of motorized recreation in the corridor, meanwhile, said the needs of their sector have been largely overlooked in the latest draft of the plan, with one avid snowmobiler calling the plan “devastating” to the area’s many motorized recreational users.

http://www.whistlerquestion.com/madison/WQuestion.nsf/WQnews/D5FC11FFB000CC098825735C006CC3D9?OpenDocument

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Police seek 3 suspects in Caledonia assault -Toronto Star

Sep 20, 2007 05:44 PM
THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALEDONIA, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police issued arrest warrants Thursday for three suspects in an assault at an aboriginal protest site in Caledonia, Ont., that left a man with serious injuries.

Richard Smoke, 18, Byron Powless, 18, and a 15-year-old boy are being sought on charges of assault and break and enter.

http://www.thestar.com/article/258842

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Supreme Court rejects Yukon First Nation’s appeal -CBC

Supreme Court rejects Yukon First Nation’s appeal

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2007 | 3:54 PM CT
CBC News

Canada’s highest court dismissed on Thursday a Yukon First Nation’s appeal for a hearing, ending its court battle with the territorial government to outlaw mining in Tombstone Park.

The Tr’ondek Hwech’in Han Nation in Dawson City, Yukon, took its case to the Supreme Court of Canada after the Yukon Supreme Court and Court of Appeal ruled against it in previous appeals.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/20/yk-trondek.html

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Territories prepare for residential school money -CBC

Territories prepare for residential school money

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2007 | 12:11 PM CT
CBC News

Northern communities are bracing for an influx of cash expected as the Canadian government begins paying compensation to former residential school students.

“The communities are not ready to deal with this money,” said Suzeh Tsetso, who toured Northwest Territories communities this summer as part of an information campaign on the settlement agreement.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/20/north-compensation.html

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FNUniv to Host Business Gala -The Leader-Post

FNUniv to host business gala

Stefan Schussler, Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

Budding aboriginal entrepreneurs from across Canada will be convening in Regina for the eighth annual E-Spirit Aboriginal Youth Business Plan competition.

The First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) will host the E-Spirit Awards conference from May 12 to 14, 2008.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/business_agriculture/story.html?id=0bcd5e1a-6301-42f3-9a92-b9e0d6c2a802

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Inuit fare yields to nutritionist’s nightmare -The Gazette

Inuit fare yields to nutritionist’s nightmare

PEGGY CURRAN, The Gazette
Published: 15 hours ago

The Inuit Health Survey, headed by a McGill University epidemiologist, uses the Amundsen icebreaker as a floating medical centre. Part 6 of our seven-day series, On Thin Ice.

On a Saturday afternoon in summer, the foothills that frame this Inuit village on Quebec’s northernmost coast are dotted with white tufts of Arctic cotton, the purple-pink of dwarf fireweed, crowberries and liverwort and yellow oxytrope. With its beach glass and fossil-crusted stones, the shoreline would be picturesque, too, if it weren’t littered with broken bicycles, Pepsi cans, Gobstopper wrappers and potato chip bags.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=229218f1-f76b-4148-89c2-a8a97a961b46

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Inuit group looks into alleged sled-dog slaughter -Globe and Mail

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Inuit group looks into alleged sled-dog slaughter

BOB WEBER
The Canadian Press
September 20, 2007

An Inuit group is investigating for itself a long-standing accusation that RCMP officers slaughtered sled dogs in the 1950s and 1960s to force the animals’ owners to give up their traditional lifestyle.

“Once the truth commission has completed their work, [we’ll] have a clearer picture of what actually happened,” Terry Audla of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association said yesterday.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070920.DOG20/TPStory/National

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