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House destroyed on Long Plain First Nation – Herald Leader

House destroyed on Long Plain First Nation

Posted By Central Plains Herald-Leader Staff

Fire completely destroyed a house on Long Plain First Nation early Tuesday morning.
On Feb. 23 at about 2:30 a.m. Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to complaint of a fire in a residence on Long Plain. Regional Health Ambulance Service and Long Plain First Nation Fire Department were also on scene.

http://www.cpheraldleader.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2462558

by NationTalk on February 24, 2010878 Views

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6 NB communities among Canada’s poorest – CBC.ca

6 N.B. communities among Canada’s poorest
Province’s First Nations at bottom of income rankings

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

With the Olympic Games underway in Vancouver, there’s been a lot of attention focused on the city’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood, which has been described as Canada’s poorest postal code.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/02/23/nb-poorest-communities.html

by NationTalk on February 24, 2010736 Views

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Not fit to sit – Edmonton Journal

Not fit to sit

Edmonton Journal
February 23, 2010

I am mystified by Peter Goldring’s comments about Louis Riel. Goldring does not deserve to be elected.

As a proud member of the Iroquois First Nation of Ontario, and now a citizen of Alberta, I cannot believe that in the 21st century we still have such racial zealots sitting in the House of Commons…

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Not+fit+to+sit/2600416/story.html

by NationTalk on February 24, 2010707 Views

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FNUniv: Ottawa’s position – Regina Leader-Post

FNUniv: Ottawa’s position

By Chuck Strahl, The Leader-Post
February 23, 2010

I am responding to Murray Mandryk’s column, “Back from the brink — making FNUniv work”, which had appeared in the Leader-Post on Feb. 17. The article speaks to “the potential flow of provincial money and the federal government’s $7.2 million into a re-emerging FNUniv.” While I continue to remain an active participant in these discussions, I want to be clear that the Canadian government will no longer directly fund First Nations University of Canada. We will continue to work with our partners to ensure that the university’s students are able to complete their current academic year.

http://www.leaderpost.com/FNUniv+Ottawa+position/2599913/story.html

by NationTalk on February 24, 2010914 Views

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Oneida seeks answers in death – London Free Press

Oneida seeks answers in death
FATALITY

By JOE BELANGER, THE LONDON FREE PRESS
Last Updated: February 23, 2010

A native community west of London is mourning and searching for answers about how the frozen body of a 16-year-old girl ended up outside a child-care centre.

http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/2010/02/23/12991151.html

by NationTalk on February 24, 2010923 Views

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Rare artifact returns home to Garden River (The Sault Star)

Rare artifact returns home to Garden River

Posted By MICHAEL PURVIS, SAULT STAR

An Ojibway hood, believed to have been a gift in return for a 19th century family’s contribution to aboriginal education, has returned to Garden River First Nation.

http://saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2461749

by NationTalk on February 24, 2010757 Views

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Bartolucci blasts opposition over OPP, Caledonia (CTV)

Bartolucci blasts opposition over OPP, Caledonia

Updated: Tue Feb. 23 2010
The Canadian Press

TORONTO — The Opposition should be “ashamed of themselves” for questioning why flying the Canadian flag near the site of a long-running aboriginal occupation in Caledonia, Ont., is being treated as a criminal act by government agents, Community Safety Minister Rick Bartolucci said Tuesday.

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100223/caledonia_qp_100223/20100223?hub=TorontoNewHome

by NationTalk on February 24, 2010898 Views

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Bentley won’t rule out giving Caledonia land to Six Nations (Hamilton Spectator)

Bentley won’t rule out giving Caledonia land to Six Nations

The Canadian Press
TORONTO (Feb 23, 2010)

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Chris Bentley isn’t ruling out the handover of disputed land that’s been the site of a long-running aboriginal occupation in Caledonia to the Six Nations.

http://www.thespec.com/article/726646

by NationTalk on February 24, 2010909 Views

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NWT, Dene prepare for caribou court debate – CBC.ca

N.W.T., Dene prepare for caribou court debate

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Northwest Territories Supreme Court will hear a heated debate over a caribou hunting ban, and whether the territorial government has the authority to supercede aboriginal hunting rights.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/02/23/nwt-caribou-court.html

by NationTalk on February 24, 2010972 Views

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Yuxweluptun draws the line – Vancouver Sun

Yuxweluptun draws the line
The art establishment’s embrace of the aboriginal artist hasn’t blunted his rhetorical hatchet

Canwest News Service
February 23, 2010

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Until March 31

Where: Buschlen Mowatt, 1445 W. Georgia St.

Info:

604-682-1234 or 1-800-663-8071 or buschlenmowatt.com

You don’t really have a revolution until someone draws a line, and thanks to the line-drawing prowess of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Canada is in the midst of a full-on aboriginal siege.

http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Yuxweluptun+draws+line/2601170/story.html

by NationTalk on February 24, 20102251 Views

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New tool targets Aboriginal youth for mining careers – Northern Ontario Business

New tool targets Aboriginal youth for mining careers

By: Ian Ross

Start them young.

It’s the rationale behind a recruiting tool designed to attract more Aboriginal youth into mineral exploration and mining careers.

http://www.northernontariobusiness.com/Industry-News/aboriginal-businesses/New-career-tool-targets-Aboriginal-youth-for-mining-careers-963.aspx

by NationTalk on February 24, 2010872 Views

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For many aboriginals, the truth is irreconcilable: commissioner – theglobeandmail.com

For many aboriginals, the truth is irreconcilable: commissioner

Last updated on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 4:51PM EST

After travelling the country and hearing horrific tales of abuse suffered by aboriginal residential-school survivors, the head of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission says he realizes that forgiveness is not an option for many victims.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/for-many-aboriginals-the-truth-is-irreconcilable-commissioner/article1476200/

by NationTalk on February 23, 2010612 Views

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Native elder reaches out to Russian ice dance team – CTV

Native elder reaches out to Russian ice dance team

February 22, 2010

VANCOUVER – Before the Russian ice dancers Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin performed Sunday Tewanee Joseph offered up a prayer of support for them.

http://www.ctvolympics.ca/figure-skating/news/newsid=49216.html

by NationTalk on February 23, 2010690 Views

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RCMP build rink in troubled northern reserve – CBC

RCMP build rink in troubled northern reserve

Last Updated: Friday, February 19, 2010

RCMP officers in an isolated northern Manitoba reserve, haunted in recent years by suicide and substance abuse, are offering some hope through a Canadian pastime.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/02/19/mb-shamattawa-rink-rcmp-manitoba.html

by NationTalk on February 23, 2010609 Views

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Robert Horton continues political activism journey

It has been said that a candle loses no light by lighting other candles and that education is merely passing the spirit of progress and hope to the next generation.

February 18, 2010: Volume 37 #4, Page B3

Regarded by many as a rising leader, Robert Animikii Horton (“Bebaamweyaazh”), a member of Rainy River First Nations, is one of Turtle Island’s indigenous scholar-activists working for such outcomes.

http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2010/2/18/Robert-Horton-continues-political-activism-journey_19252

by NationTalk on February 22, 2010846 Views

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2-1/2 day walk to MacGregor to start new life – Portage Daily Graphic

2-1/2 day walk to MacGregor to start new life

Posted By Angela Brown, Central Plains Herald-Leader

Harriet (Roulette) Appleby’s feistiness has kept her going all these years.
The woman, who at age six walked with her family all the way from Sandy Bay First Nation to a new life in MacGregor, will soon be turning 81.

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2457379

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010795 Views

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Native leader critical of efforts to preserve language – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Native leader critical of efforts to preserve language

By MARY ELLEN MacINTYRE Truro Bureau
Sat. Feb 20

MILLBROOK — A Millbrook First Nation band councillor has chastised the federal government and the Catholic Church for failing to help Mi’kmaq people preserve their language.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1168593.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010743 Views

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Health care: Is it available in your community? – CBC.ca

Health care: Is it available in your community?

February 19, 2010

Residents in the small N.W.T. community of Wrigley will soon be able to see a nurse in person after more than a decade of having to get medical advice by phone.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/pointofview/2010/02/health-care-is-it-available-in-your-community.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010750 Views

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Native voices bring Olympics home – Toronto Star

Native voices bring Olympics home
Play-by-play commentary in aboriginal languages a labour of love, creativity

February 20, 2010
Paul Watson

VANCOUVER–There is no word for seconds in the Mohawk language, which makes it especially difficult to call the action in an Olympic ski race live for television.

http://olympics.thestar.com/2010/article/768699–native-voices-bring-olympics-home

by NationTalk on February 20, 20101045 Views

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FNUC deep in aboriginal academic talent – thestarphoenix.com

FNUC deep in aboriginal academic talent

Faculty of university provides valuable service, says union representative

By Jason Warick, Saskatchewan News Network
February 19, 2010

Mathematics Prof. Edward Doolittle took part in a pipe ceremony Thursday at First Nations University of Canada (FNUC), part of what he considers a “family” environment for both students and staff.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/technology/FNUC+deep+aboriginal+academic+talent/2584496/story.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010945 Views

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Feisty First Nations twins pioneered aboriginal place in Olympic sports – Winnipeg Free Press

Feisty First Nations twins pioneered aboriginal place in Olympic sports

By: Terri Theodore , THE CANADIAN PRESS
19/02/2010

VANCOUVER, B.C. – When they first wore Canada’s colours in the 1972 Sapporo Games, twins Sharon and Shirley Firth broke racial barriers to become the first aboriginal women to compete at the Winter Games.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/olympics/feisty-first-nations-twins-pioneered-aboriginal-place-in-olympic-sports-84818342.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010676 Views

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Aboriginal House chef is an Olympic medallist – Vancouver Sun

Aboriginal House chef is an Olympic medallist

The Culinary Olympics, that is. Now Arnold Olson is feeding up to 13,000 a day and hoping to inspire the next generation of aboriginal cooks

By Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun
February 19, 2010

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s been in for dinner. A sniffer dog liked the smell of things and gave the place a happy wag of tail; a security detail swept the premises (but not with brooms) and there was a lockdown during the meal.

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Aboriginal+House+chef+Olympic+medallist/2585820/story.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 20101120 Views

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Olympics Model of Partnering with First Nations – StarPhoenix

Olympics Model of Partnering with First Nations

By Doug Cuthand, Special to The StarPhoenix
February 19, 2010

Two aboriginal women are competing at the Olympics in Vancouver.

Snowboarder Callan Chythlook-Sifsof is an Inuit from Alaska.

Fellow snowboarder Caroline Calve is an Algonquin who was born in Aylmer, Que., which is now part of Gatineau.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/sports/Olympics+model+partnering+with+First+Nations/2584514/story.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010738 Views

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FSIN Youth Representatives See Big Change Coming in Sask. – StarPhoenix

FSIN Youth Representatives See Big Change Coming in Sask.

By Jeanette Stewart, The StarPhoenix
February 19, 2010

Two newly elected representatives of First Nations in Saskatchewan say they are ready to make positive changes for the province’s young people.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/technology/FSIN+youth+representatives+change+coming+Sask/2584522/story.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010643 Views

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Noble savage lives on in Hollywood – Canwest News Services

Noble savage lives on in Hollywood

Antiquated, and offensive view, of aboriginals, still going strong

By Katherine Monk, Canwest News Service
February 19, 2010

Aboriginal director Neil Diamond had just wrapped his new documentary about the depiction of First Nations on film when James Cameron squatted over a cash-lined nest and delivered the box-office darling Avatar.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Noble+savage+lives+Hollywood/2584840/story.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010805 Views

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$30 Million Hotel, Water Park Planned for Millbrook – The Chronicle Herald

$30 Million Hotel, Water Park Planned for Millbrook

By MARY ELLEN MacINTYRE Truro Bureau
Fri. Feb 19

MILLBROOK — A just-announced $30-million project at the Truro Power Centre in Millbrook First Nation is the reason why Chief Lawrence Paul couldn’t retire.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Business/1168441.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010714 Views

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Tourists Descend on Native Sites – The Province

Tourists descend on native sites
Amazing response to arts, crafts

By Suzanne Fournier, The Province
February 19, 2010

Sales are brisk at these Olympic Games for all things First Nations: cedar carvings, Salish weaving, Kwakwaka’wakw silver and masks, drums and high-end Haida clothing.

http://www.theprovince.com/business/Tourists+descend+native+sites/2584910/story.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 2010722 Views

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Incarceration rates of Aboriginal youth inspire campus theatre production – expressnews.ualberta.ca

Incarceration rates of Aboriginal youth inspire campus theatre production

By Dawn Ford

February 12, 2010 – (Edmonton) Following three years of drama-based research with youth as part of the Native program at a provincial youth corrections facility, a new play, Athabasca’s Going Unmanned, written by U of A researcher Diane Conrad aims, to raise awareness about the disproportionate incarceration rates of Aboriginal youth across Canada.

http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/article.cfm?id=10812

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010746 Views

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Native university pulled back from brink – Globe and Mail

Native university pulled back from brink

Patrick White
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
Published on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 11:38PM EST
Last updated on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 3:29AM EST

Aboriginal and government leaders are pulling Saskatchewan’s one-of-a-kind aboriginal university back from the brink one week after its closing appeared imminent.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/native-university-pulled-back-from-brink/article1469227/

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010718 Views

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Group has 2 weeks to fix First Nations University – CBC

Group has 2 weeks to fix First Nations University

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A working group has two weeks to formulate plans for what officials are saying would be a new “more robust” relationship between the University of Regina and the troubled First Nations University of Canada.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2010/02/16/sk-fnuc-working-group.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010709 Views

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Professor assigned COO at First Nations University – CBC

Professor assigned COO at First Nations University

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Del Anaquod, a professor at First Nations University of Canada, has been assigned as chief operating officer to oversee day-to-day operations at the troubled institution.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2010/02/16/sk-new-coo-fnuc-anaquod.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010622 Views

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Long Plain youth tell of experience at Olympics – Portage Daily Graphic

Long Plain youth tell of experience at Olympics

Posted By Angela Brown, The Daily Graphic

A group of youth for Long Plain First Nation are still on an emotional high after performing at the Vancouver Olympics opening ceremonies.

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2455115

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010493 Views

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First Nations want to find economic partners – TheChronicleHerald.ca

First Nations want to find economic partners

By BRUCE ERSKINE Business Reporter
Thu. Feb 18

Native communities want the same economic prosperity that non-native communities want and the two can work together to achieve that end, says the executive director of the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Business/1168148.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010500 Views

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Tell the truth — the whole truth — about Prince – Winnipeg Free Press

Tell the truth — the whole truth — about Prince

By: Gordon Sinclair Jr.
18/02/2010

Maybe it’s not for me to say because I don’t belong to a First Nation, but then neither does the producer of the feature film that was announced last week.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/columnists/tell-the-truth—-the-whole-truth—-about-prince-84681047.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010738 Views

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First Nation plans to build hotel, water park in Truro, Nova Scotia – Daily Commercial News

First Nation plans to build hotel, water park in Truro, Nova Scotia

TRURO, N.S.
February 18, 2010

A multimillion-dollar hotel and water park will be built on Nova Scotia’s Millbrook First Nation. Chief Lawrence Paul revealed the plan during a job-creation announcement at the band’s Truro Power Centre.

http://dcnonl.com/article/id37590

by NationTalk on February 18, 20101115 Views

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Through a Native lens: Reel Injun explores the stereotyping of aboriginal … – Kelowna.com

Through a Native lens: Reel Injun explores the stereotyping of aboriginal characters by Hollywood.

Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Canwest News Service

Taking any brand of sociological microscope to the squirming Petri dish of Hollywood cinema is always a worthy endeavour – regardless of how profound, or how shallow, the formal conclusions might be

http://www.kelowna.com/2010/02/18/through-a-native-lens-reel-injun-explores-the-stereotyping-of-aboriginal-characters-by-hollywood/

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010552 Views

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Traditional, yet modern: Aboriginal Pavilion changes with the times – Vancouver Sun

Traditional, yet modern: Aboriginal Pavilion changes with the times
Dance, music, costumes a hybrid of old and new

By Kim Pemberton, Vancouver Sun
February 18, 2010

Expect the unexpected at the Aboriginal Pavilion.

This week a few of the native dancing and singing troupes proved they are embracing modern times by featuring young hip-hop artists singing in their native dialect.

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Traditional+modern+Aboriginal+Pavilion+changes+with+times/2579635/story.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010558 Views

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Is it fair to evict non-natives from Kahnawake? – Montreal Gazette

Is it fair to evict non-natives from Kahnawake?

By BILL TIERNEY, Freelance
February 18, 2010

The recent media flurry around the plan to evict 25 non-natives from Kahnawake is very perplexing.

And for the non-natives who were recently asked to leave the reserve, it must have been quite shocking. I imagine it was something like a cross between losing your job and the break-up of your marriage.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/fair+evict+natives+from+Kahnawake/2578905/story.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010533 Views

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Olympics Have Returned Aboriginals to Rightful Place, Says Leader – Vancouver Sun

Olympics Have Returned Aboriginals to Rightful Place, Says Leader

By Kim Pemberton, Vancouver Sun
February 17, 2010

The partnership of the Four Host First Nations in the Winter Games illustrates what the new relationship between Canada and its aboriginal people should be, the national leader of the Assembly of First Nations said Tuesday.

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Olympics+have+returned+aboriginals+rightful+place+says+leader/2574861/story.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010611 Views

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First Nations Get Olympic Boost in B.C. – Toronto Sun

First Nations Get Olympic Boost in B.C.

By LORI KNOWLES
Last Updated: 17th February 2010

SPECIAL TO TORONTO SUN — At any given moment it’s rain, sun and snow here in Whistler, B.C., during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, but no one inside the local Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) seems to notice. Men, women and children from all parts of the world sit transfixed as Aboriginal peoples dance, sing and tell their stories — vivid, rousing performances that capture the hearts, minds and respect of cheering audiences.

http://www.torontosun.com/travel/canada/2010/02/17/12909016-sun.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010699 Views

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Activist: Climate Change Damages Inuit Society – The Dartmouth

Activist: Climate Change Damages Inuit Society

The Dartmouth

The impact of climate change on Inuit communities in the Arctic encompasses everything from the physical environment and ecological composition of the region to the human rights of the people, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier said in a lecture in Filene Auditorium on Tuesday. Watt-Cloutier, a Canadian Inuit activist, discussed her theory of the interconnected nature of environmental, economic, political and human rights concerns on the international stage.

http://thedartmouth.com/2010/02/17/news/inuit

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A Legacy Designed for Youth – Vancouver Sun

A Legacy Designed for Youth

By Kim Pemberton, Vancouver Sun
February 17, 2010

Metis/Cree fashion designer Angela DeMontigny was one of the first aboriginal designers in Canada when she got into the business 20 years ago.

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/legacy+designed+youth/2574870/story.html

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010626 Views

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Too Much Junk Food in Inuit Diet – Salisbury Post

Too Much Junk Food in Inuit Diet

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
By Emily Ford

KANNAPOLIS — Eating less polar bear and drinking more soda pop has sickened many aboriginal people living near the North Pole.

http://www.salisburypost.com/NCRC/021710-Researcher-studies-changing-diet-of-Inuit-

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Trustee Hopes to Kill ‘Aboriginal’ Mascots – Vancouver Courier

Trustee hopes to kill ‘aboriginal’ mascots
Critic says mascots non-issue in Vancouver schools

Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier
Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Vancouver School Board wants school districts across the province to stop using sports mascots that promote aboriginal stereotypes.

http://www2.canada.com/vancouvercourier/news/story.html?id=f623c1c8-78c0-4d8d-9461-84b7d9deac45

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010665 Views

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Terry O’Neill: BC’s ‘new relationship’ with aboriginals – Blatant discrimination – National Post (blog)

Terry O’Neill: B.C.’s ‘new relationship’ with aboriginals — Blatant discrimination

Posted: February 16, 2010, 9:30 AM by NP Editor
Terry O’Neill, Canadian politics

When Mohawk leaders on the Kahnawake reserve near Montreal decided to evict 25 residents because they didn’t have sufficient quantities of native blood coursing through their veins, a great many Canadians, including members of this newspaper’s editorial board, quite rightly condemned the action as discriminatory. Moreover, some of the more astute observers also correctly pointed out that the eviction was yet another manifestation of the systemic reverse racism that permeates the very fabric of government aboriginal policy. Yet, despite the headlines and ensuing clamour about what one ink-stained wit once perceptively described as Canada’s policy of “affirmative apartheid,” neither a word of worry nor peep of protest was uttered in response to an even more blatant act of discrimination that followed just days later on the country’s West Coast.

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2010/02/16/terry-o-neill-b-c-s-new-relationship-with-aboriginals-blatant-discrimination.aspx

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010906 Views

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Job opportunities scarce on reserve: Father fights to support family – Victoria Times Colonist

Job opportunities scarce on reserve: Father fights to support family

By Dustin Walker, The Daily News
February 16, 2010

The way Shae Point saw it, he had two choices: walk 19 kilometres home every night from his job as a sales clerk at Nanaimo’s Country Club Centre or go back on welfare. He decided the exercise would do him good.

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/opportunities+scarce+reserve+Father+fights+support+family/2570747/story.html

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010680 Views

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Shamattawa hockey gets boost – Winnipeg Sun

Shamattawa hockey gets boost

By KIRK PENTON, WINNIPEG SUN
Last Updated: 16th February 2010

Jeff Napoakesik is looking forward to “Hockey Night In Shamattawa,” which he hopes will be happening real soon.

The Shamattawa First Nation chief has reason to be optimistic about such an event occurring, because his northern community, which has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately, received a couple of big boosts recently.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/sports/hockey/2010/02/16/12894036-sun.html

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010592 Views

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Aboriginal lending program in jeopardy (Belleville Intelligencer)

Aboriginal lending program in jeopardy

Posted By Christina Blizzard, QMI Agency

OTTAWA — An aboriginal lending program praised for bolstering native business is in jeopardy because of a “double cross” by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, says one program leader.

http://intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2449686

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010603 Views

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Aboriginal women gone but not forgotten (The Chronicle-Journal)

Aboriginal women gone but not forgotten

02/15/2010
BY BRANDON WALKER
THE CHRONICLE-JOURNAL

Missing and murdered Aboriginal women were remembered Sunday when several people took part in Thunder Bay‘s second annual Valentine‘s Day Memorial Walk.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=243898

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010662 Views

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Tribes program aims to change the way aboriginal children learn (Kelowna Capital News)

Tribes program aims to change the way aboriginal children learn

By Krista Siefken – Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

A community’s vision of First Nations education has been harnessed and developed into a document that will change the way aboriginal children learn in Cowichan.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/84418747.html

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010493 Views

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