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B.C. puts aboriginal recognition act on hold (The Globe and Mail)

B.C. puts aboriginal recognition act on hold
Industry leaders worry proposal to grant aboriginal title by statute would give First Nations a veto over land-use and resource decisions

ROD MICKLEBURGH
Globe and Mail Update
March 16, 2009

VANCOUVER — In the face of growing opposition and concern over the implications of such a move, Premier Gordon Campbell has abandoned plans to push through speedy legislation granting unprecedented aboriginal title throughout British Columbia to the province’s native groups.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090316.wbcreconciliation16/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20090316.wbcreconciliation16

by NationTalk on March 16, 20091348 Views

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For industry and First Nations, shared wariness – Globe and Mail

For industry and First Nations, shared wariness in search for common ground

MARK HUME
March 16, 2009

VANCOUVER — When some of British Columbia’s top aboriginal leaders sat down with mining-industry heads in a series of meetings last week, two sides that have long been in conflict were brought face to face.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090316.BCHUME16/TPStory/

by NationTalk on March 16, 2009647 Views

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Hydro-Québec a slow learner on native rights – Globe and Mail

Hydro-Québec a slow learner on native rights

KONRAD YAKABUSKI
Globe and Mail Update
March 12, 2009

Ignored at home, the Cree of Northern Quebec only gained traction in their epic fight against unwanted hydroelectric development on their traditional territory when they paddled their canoes down New York’s Hudson River and portaged through Central Park.

http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090311.wyakabuski0312/BNStory/robColumnsBlogs/home

by NationTalk on March 14, 2009882 Views

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$50-Billion Fund for Aboriginal Business – National Post

$50-billion fund for Aboriginal business
Martin Initiative

James Cowan, National Post
Published: Thursday, March 12, 2009

Paul Martin yesterday announced a $50-million equity fund aimed at backing aboriginal businesses while turning a profit.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=1379400

by NationTalk on March 14, 2009642 Views

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Canada takes steps to protect Arctic – thestar.com

Canada takes steps to protect Arctic
Cannon set to meet Russian, U.S. officials

Mar 11, 2009
Bruce Campion-Smith
OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF

OTTAWA – Canada is stepping up diplomatic efforts to protect its Arctic sovereignty, a move that comes as other northern nations eye the vast area’s resource wealth and melting ice invites new shipping.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/600105

by NationTalk on March 11, 2009868 Views

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Team battles Arctic winter to measure melting ice caps – CNN

Team battles Arctic winter to measure melting ice caps

By Azadeh Ansari
CNN

(CNN) — It could be the ultimate test of human endurance: Three British explorers are risking their lives in subzero temperatures to measure the melting Arctic ice cap.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/03/11/arctic.ice.explorers/

by NationTalk on March 11, 2009699 Views

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The big score – CBC

The big score
Cashing In offers a sexy slice of First Nations life

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The first episode of Cashing In, the new dramatic comedy from the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, starts with a bang. The beautiful, naked Liz McKendra (Karen Holness) is in bed with an equally beautiful, equally naked man when her BlackBerry signals a message from head office. Liz checks in — the one thing she likes more than sex is work — and then puts on her Christian Louboutins and heads to Bay Street, pausing only to tell her lover, who also happens to be her personal assistant, that he’s been dumped, personally and professionally.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2009/03/10/f-cashing-in-aboriginal-television.html

by NationTalk on March 11, 2009708 Views

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Native gangs on the rise, says study – Ottawa Sun

Native gangs on the rise, says study

By CHRISTINA SPENCER, NATIONAL BUREAU
The Ottawa Sun

OTTAWA — The number of young aboriginals joining violent gangs could double in the next decade, warns a youth-crime expert who fears the brutal lifestyle is destroying Native culture.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2009/03/11/8705046-sun.html

by NationTalk on March 11, 2009714 Views

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Matachewan First Nation part of exploration agreement – northernnews.ca

Matachewan First Nation part of exploration agreement

Posted By RICK OWEN, NORTHERN NEWS

The Four Wabun Tribal Councils, which includes Matachewan First nation, have announced they are signing an Exploration Agreement with Lake Shore Gold Corporation concerning the development of the company’s Bell Creek property.

http://www.northernnews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1472160

by NationTalk on March 11, 2009804 Views

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Paul Martin extends hand to aboriginal businesses – theglobeandmail.com

INVESTING
Paul Martin extends hand to aboriginal businesses
Former PM’s $50-million investment fund aims to promote entrepreneurs within native communities

PAUL WALDIE
March 11, 2009

Former prime minister Paul Martin is launching a $50-million investment fund that will target companies with ties to native communities.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090311.RMARTIN11/TPStory/Business

by NationTalk on March 11, 2009668 Views

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Event Today Focusses on Empowering Aboriginal Youth, Families – Sault Star

Event today focusses on empowering aboriginal youth, families

Posted By TOM KEENAN, SPECIAL TO THE STAR

Ontario Provincial Police and the chiefs and councils of the Thessalon, Mississauga and Serpent River First Nations host a number of activities today focussing on esteem building, empowering youth and families to make sound choices and reducing the devastating effects of drugs, violence and disease.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1472542

by NationTalk on March 11, 2009613 Views

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Climate scientists gather, and the news is not good – Googlenews

Climate scientists gather, and the news is not good

COPENHAGEN (AFP) — Only months before make-or-break UN climate talks in Copenhagen, an extraordinary conclave of climate scientists gathered here Tuesday to warn that global warming is accelerating more quickly than forecast by a key UN report for policymakers.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ixeie7WvUNajfJtN3iImDQ_MUhhQ

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009670 Views

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Forum served to inspire Native Pride – The Times

Forum served to inspire Native Pride

Chemaine Douglas, The Times
Published: Tuesday, March 10, 2009

On Feb. 25 and 26 of this year a forum entitled Drugs, Gangs and Organized Crime in First Nations Communities was held in Abbotsford. The forum was set-up by the Drug Action Task Force, a creation of First Nations organizations, School Districts #33 and #78, and the RCMP. The event drew a large crowd of equally concerned agencies, leaders, and local community members of all ages.

http://www2.canada.com/chilliwacktimes/news/story.html?id=bb9ee7da-84f3-4871-b02d-2bb05c028a13

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009794 Views

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Haldimand-Six Nations to talk development – brantfordexpositor.ca

Haldimand-Six Nations to talk development

NATIVE AFFAIRS: Signs of co-operation between two communities

Posted By KAREN BEST, SUN MEDIA

Three Haldimand County councillors will act as delegates in development talks with representatives of Six Nations band council and Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs council.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1470007

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009729 Views

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Province to expand natives’ timber rights – Globe and Mail

B.C. FORESTRY REPORT
Province to expand natives’ timber rights
Aboriginal governments will become ‘full partners’ as they get control of almost 20 per cent of allowable cut, minister says

JUSTINE HUNTER
March 10, 2009

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is prepared to almost double the volume of timber-cutting rights for aboriginal communities as part of a plan to remake the province’s beleaguered forest sector.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090310.BCFORESTRY10/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009737 Views

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Film about effects of oilsands on tiny Alberta community brings hope to ailing residents – Sault Star

Film about effects of oilsands on tiny Alberta community brings hope to ailing residents

MOVIES: ‘Downstream’

Posted By TAMAS VIRAG, THE CANADIAN PRESS; SUN MEDIA

Residents of a northern Alberta community hope a documentary about the effects of oilsands development on their tiny community will raise awareness and sympathy.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1470585

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009680 Views

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Funding delays keep native healing centre on ice – Globe and Mail

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS: STEHIAQ HEALING AND WELLNESS VILLAGE
Funding delays keep native healing centre on ice

BRENNAN CLARKE
Special to the Globe and Mail
March 10, 2009

VICTORIA — A $4-million aboriginal healing centre that was slated to open near Chilliwack last fall will sit empty until at least September due to provincial government foot-dragging on a promise to provide operating funds, proponents say.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090310.BCNATIVE10/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009788 Views

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Strahl announces new school for Burnt Church First Nation – Daily News

Strahl announces new school for Burnt Church First Nation

March 10, 2009
BURNT CHURCH, N.B.

New Brunswick’s Burnt Church First Nation is getting a new elementary school.

Indian Affairs Minsiter Chuck Strahl was in Burnt Church last week to announce plans for a new $10-million school for students from kindergarten to Grade 8.

http://dcnonl.com/article/id32945

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009645 Views

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Aboriginal Pipeline Group Express Frustrations with Delays to MacKenzie Project – Daily News

Aboriginal Pipeline Group express frustrations with delays to MacKenzie project

March 10, 2009
CALGARY

A major backer of the Mackenzie pipeline expressed frustration recently over how long it is taking regulators to approve the $16.2-billion project, which was originally supposed to have been in service this year, but is now several years away.

http://dcnonl.com/article/id32946

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009689 Views

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Western helps lead Aboriginal policy conference – Western News

Western helps lead Aboriginal policy conference

By Communications Staff
Monday, March 9, 2009

The University of Western Ontario, along with The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), are hosting the third Aboriginal Policy Research Conference (APRC) in Ottawa this week.

http://communications.uwo.ca/com/western_news/stories/western_helps_lead_aboriginal_policy_conference_20090309443825/

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009576 Views

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Parents proud, son Barack Black Eagle enters White House – Knet

Parents proud, son Barack Black Eagle enters White House

By Ashutosh Bhardwaj, Special to Today – Story Published: Jan 30, 2009

HELENA, Mont. – While the world celebrated as an African American assumed the highest office in the United States, Barack Obama was accompanied by his adopted parents, brother and clan members of the Apsaálooke, or the Crow Nation.

http://media.knet.ca/node/6553

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009703 Views

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KI invites Canadian Forces to community for training – Wawatay News

KI invites Canadian Forces to community for training

by: Rick Garrick – Wawatay News

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug recently invited more than 100 Canadian Reserve Force soldiers and Canadian Rangers to train in its traditional territory.

http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2009/3/9/KI-invites-Canadian-Forces-to-community-for-training_15795

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009683 Views

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Teen moms role models (Global TV Edmonton)

Teen moms role models
Pair of young mothers who have overcome tough challenges among 16 youths to be awarded

Elise Stolte, The Edmonton Journal
Published: Saturday, March 07, 2009

A good life is simple, says a teenage mother who pulled herself out of an unhealthy relationship and is to win an aboriginal youth achievement award today.

http://www.globaltv.com/globaltv/edmonton/story.html?id=1365137

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009867 Views

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Aboriginals seek agreement on government plan to redraw territories – Cape Breton Post

Aboriginals seek agreement on government plan to redraw territories

The Canadian Press

VICTORIA — The B.C. government plans to reduce the number of aboriginal nations in the province from more than 200 to less than 25.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=229372&sc=145

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009777 Views

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FSIN candidate Lonechild backs change at FNUC – StarPhoenix

FSIN candidate Lonechild backs change at FNUC

Separating politics from board pushed in two reports

By Jason Warick, Saskatchewan News Network
March 6, 2009

A candidate for the top job at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) has joined the growing chorus of voices calling for reforms at First Nations University of Canada.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/FSIN+candidate+Lonechild+backs+change+FNUC/1360724/story.html

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009677 Views

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Nelson Wins Fourth Term – Red River Echo

Nelson wins fourth term

By Greg Vandermeulen
Friday March 06, 2009

Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation has elected Chief Terrance Nelson to his fourth consecutive term of office.
Incumbent councillors Gary Roberts, Keith Henry and June Laroque were also reelected for their fourth consecutive term.

http://www.altonaecho.com/News/425328.html

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009633 Views

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Sask. dad gets 3-year term in daughters’ deaths – StarPhoenix

Sask. dad gets 3-year term in daughters’ deaths

By Lori Coolican, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
March 6, 2009

ROSE VALLEY, Sask. — Venturing out into a frigid January night with his two little girls — and leaving them to freeze to death — was much more than the “momentary lapse of judgment” described by Christopher Pauchay’s defence lawyer, a judge said Friday as he sentenced the young aboriginal father to three years in prison for criminal negligence causing death.

http://www.canada.com/news/Sentencing+today+girls+froze+death/1360787/story.html

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009653 Views

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First Nations to benefit from new bill – Canwest News

First Nations to benefit from new bill
Rights and title to be recognized in new legislation

By Judith Lavoie, Canwest News Service
March 6, 2009

The province of B.C. is poised to rectify history, and adjust its laws, with a sweeping bill that would recognize First Nations’ historical presence.

http://www.canada.com/First+Nations+benefit+from+bill/1360354/story.html

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009568 Views

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Colonial Governance Rules Doomed to Failure – StarPhoenix

Colonial Governance Rules Doomed to Failure

By Doug Cuthand, Special to The StarPhoenix
March 6, 2009

It has been recently revealed that the Department of Indian Affairs has a secret plan to overhaul the rules that govern First Nations.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Colonial+governance+rules+doomed+failure/1360711/story.html

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009630 Views

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Affordable Housing Plan Gets Approval – Sudbury Star

Affordable housing plan gets approval

Posted By DENIS ST. PIERRE, THE SUDBURY STAR

Municipal rezoning of an abandoned hotel property could allow construction to begin soon on a 55-unit affordable housing complex in Valley East.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1465909

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009595 Views

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INAC proposals questioned – Leader-Post

INAC proposals questioned

The Leader-Post
March 5, 2009

Perry Bellegarde wasn’t happy reading about the federal government’s plans to make sweeping changes to rules governing Canada’s reserves.

A national newspaper story Monday quoted internal Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) documents that reveal the federal government is looking at policy changes aimed at making First Nations band leadership more accountable for the funds they receive from Ottawa. This would involve changes to how band councils are elected and rules making band spending transparent and accountable to band members.

http://www.leaderpost.com/INAC+proposals+questioned/1354630/story.html

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009906 Views

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Long Plain, RM of Portage sign agreement – Daily Graphic

Long Plain, RM of Portage sign agreement

Posted By Rob Swystun, The Daily Graphic

Long Plain First Nation took another step in its effort to expand its land base by signing a municipal development and services agreement with the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie Wednesday.

http://www.cpheraldleader.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1464176

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009651 Views

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Western hosts aboriginal pupils – lfpress.ca

Western hosts aboriginal pupils

Thu, March 5, 2009
By KATE DUBINSKI

Amid the squeals and giggles and cheers, the kids may not have known they’re learning.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2009/03/05/8636626-sun.html

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009771 Views

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Federal documents ‘disrespectful,’ FSIN chief says – StarPhoenix

Federal documents ‘disrespectful,’ FSIN chief says

Jason Warick, Saskatchewan News Network, with Saskatchewan News Network files
Published: Thursday, March 05, 2009

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Chief Lawrence Joseph calls a series of federal documents discussing changes to First Nations funding arrangements and electoral rules “unilateral, damaging and disrespectful.”

http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/third_page/story.html?id=5a5404cf-4013-437d-b4ce-d8ba7c9da221

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009736 Views

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Jail won’t help me, says frozen girls’ dad – thechronicleherald.ca

Jail won’t help me, says frozen girls’ dad

Thu. Mar 5

ROSE VALLEY, Sask. (CP) — A Saskatchewan man whose two young daughters froze to death after he got lost stumbling drunk in a blizzard has told a judge that putting him behind bars wouldn’t help him.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/1109653.html

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009659 Views

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Mackenzie pipeline delays a frustration – lfpress.ca

Mackenzie pipeline delays a frustration

Thu, March 5, 2009
By LAUREN KRUGEL, THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY — A major backer of the Mackenzie pipeline expressed frustration yesterday over how long it is taking regulators to approve the $16.2-billion project, which was originally supposed to have been in service this year, but is now several years away.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Business/2009/03/05/8636586-sun.html

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Central RHA Extends Olive Branch to First Nations – Daily Graphic

Central RHA Extends Olive Branch to First Nations

Posted By Prescott James, The Daily Graphic

The Regional Health Authority — Central Manitoba Inc. is looking to change the strained relations between the First Nations community and the health care system. The beginnings of the Central RHA’s attempt to reform the health care system to better serve to aboriginal patients began in Portage la Prairie on Wednesday evening as the RHA hosted the Aboriginal Community Forum.

http://www.cpheraldleader.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1464182

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Aboriginal Health Week looking for positive signs – ExpressNews

Aboriginal Health Week looking for positive signs

By Ileiren Poon, ExpressNews Staff

March 4, 2009 – Edmonton-The challenges surrounding health care in Canada’s Aboriginal population are well-documented, but organizers of this year’s Aboriginal Health Week at the University of Alberta are looking for a different perspective.

http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/article.cfm?id=10011

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Two Aboriginal-themed mining funds launched (National Post)

Two Aboriginal-themed mining funds launched

Peter Koven, Financial Post
Published: Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Call them “ethical” mining funds.

A Canadian asset manager announced the launch of two Aboriginal-themed mining funds on Tuesday that hope to raise $1-billion each, in a very innovative effort to get Aboriginal communities invested directly in the mining sector.

http://www.financialpost.com/news-sectors/story.html?id=1349623

by NationTalk on March 4, 2009814 Views

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Aboriginals need jobs, investment (Victoria News)

Aboriginals need jobs, investment

By Tom Fletcher – Victoria News
Published: March 04, 2009

A couple of months before the 2005 provincial election, Premier Gordon Campbell quietly signed a “new relationship” agreement with B.C. aboriginal leaders that had unknown, but potentially sweeping effects on the province’s future.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_south/victorianews/opinion/40721998.html

by NationTalk on March 4, 2009778 Views

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Conditional sentence ‘illegal’ in Pauchay case: Crown – National Post

Conditional sentence ‘illegal’ in Pauchay case: Crown

Lori Coolican, Canwest News Service
Published: Wednesday, March 04, 2009

ROSE VALLEY — A conditional sentence for Christopher Pauchay would be “illegal” and “wholly inappropriate,” the Crown prosecutor said during final arguments in the sentencing of the father of two toddlers who froze to death while under his care on the Yellow Quill First Nation a year ago.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1352918

by NationTalk on March 4, 2009689 Views

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Major Mackenzie stakeholder expresses frustration at regulatory … – Oilweek Magazine

Major Mackenzie stakeholder expresses frustration at regulatory delays (Arctic-Gas)

Mar 4, 2009 1:10:00 PM MST

CALGARY _ A major backer of the Mackenzie pipeline expressed frustration Wednesday over how long it is taking regulators to approve the $16.2-billion project, which was originally supposed to have been in service this year, but is now several years away.

http://www.oilweek.com/news.asp?ID=21513

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Open letter to the York University administration – Excalibur Online

Open letter to the York University administration

Written by By Shin Imai, Contributor
Wednesday, 4 March 2009

A York professor questions the presence of Mike Harris at a event hosted by Osgoode (pictured above) and Schulich.

I was somewhat surprised when I visited Osgoode Hall Law School’s website last week and saw a photo of former Ontario premier Mike Harris celebrating the opening of the Jay & Barbara Hennick Centre for Business & Law. Harris has not been welcome in polite company since the release of the report of the Ipperwash Inquiry in 2007.

http://www.excal.on.ca/cms2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6900

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Cheechoo launches film training school – Wawatay News

Cheechoo launches film training school

by: Lenny Carpenter – Special to Wawatay News

Award-winning filmmaker Shirley Cheechoo was at the Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film & Video Festival to not only screen her new film, but to inform the youth about her new film school.

http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2009/3/4/Cheechoo-launches-film-training-school_15788

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RoseAnne Archibald to attend UN conference about women – Wawatay News

RoseAnne Archibald to attend UN conference about women

by: Catherine Sergerie – Wawatay News

RoseAnne Archibald was one of two Indigenous women in Canada to be selected to join the Canadian delegation attending the 53rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2009/3/4/RoseAnne-Archibald-to-attend-UN-conference-about-women_15790

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Mi’kmaq social worker to receive national award – thechronicleherald.ca

Mi’kmaq social worker to receive national award
Glode proud to be part of team working to improve lives of young aboriginals

By MARY ELLEN MacINTYRE Truro Bureau
Wed. Mar 4

INDIAN BROOK — Some might disagree, but Joan Glode says she never accomplished anything on her own.

At least, that’s how she explains becoming a recipient of this year’s National Aboriginal Achievement Awards for public service.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1109395.html

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Aboriginal students get into the lab – metronews.ca

Aboriginal students get into the lab

KATHRYN YOUNG FOR METRO OTTAWA
March 04, 2009

Cody Iahtail has won an all-expenses-paid trip for spring break this year, but rather than lazing on a sunny beach, the 21-year-old Adult High School student will be isolating DNA from bananas in a food and nutrition lab at the University of Guelph.

http://www.metronews.ca/ottawa/local/article/190851

by NationTalk on March 4, 2009702 Views

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Metis set consultation protocol – midlandfreepress.com

Metis set consultation protocol

Posted By DENIS LANGLOIS

Ontario Metis officials, including the Grey-Owen Sound council president, are finalizing a protocol that sets out how Metis people wish to be consulted on projects proposed for areas once used by their ancestors.

http://www.midlandfreepress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1461403

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Rival votes sow discord – winnipegfreepress.com

Rival votes sow discord
Roseau River elects two chiefs

By: Mia Rabson

OTTAWA — The federal government is being asked to intervene in election results on the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation after two separate votes elected two different men as the band’s chief Monday.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/rival_votes_sow_discord-40702802.html

by NationTalk on March 4, 2009803 Views

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Strahl Accused of Hypocrisy, Secrecy in Drafting Native Reforms – Globe and Mail

Strahl Accused of Hypocrisy, Secrecy in Drafting Native Reforms

Amid criticism, minister also wins kudos for anti-corruption measures

BILL CURRY
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
March 4, 2009

OTTAWA — The Conservative government is being hypocritical and underhanded in its relations with native leaders, demanding more transparency on reserves while keeping secret its plans for overhauling the rules governing chiefs and band councillors, critics said yesterday.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090304.wnative04/BNStory/politics/home

by NationTalk on March 4, 2009616 Views

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