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RCMP probe Regina friendship centre – CBC

RCMP probe Regina friendship centre

Last Updated: Monday, March 3, 2008 | 11:37 AM CT
CBC News

Police are investigating alleged financial irregularities at the Regina Indian-Métis Friendship Centre.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2008/03/03/friendship-centre.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008954 Views

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NAN chiefs give government 30 days to address NAPS housing – TB Television

NAN chiefs give government 30 days to address NAPS housing

TB News Source
Web Posted: 3/3/2008 3:40:18 PM

The clock is ticking on a 30-day ultimatum from the Nishnawbe Aski Nation to the provincial and federal governments to remedy inadequate police detachment offices and living quarters in NAN territory.

http://www.tbtv.com/NWNews-Story.aspx?cid=105309

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008663 Views

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Revenue sharing on hydro project offers stability Chief says – TB Television

Revenue sharing on hydro project offers stability Chief says

TB News Source
Web Posted: 3/3/2008 3:52:11 PM

A hydroelectric project planned on the Namakan River is being hailed as the first step to economic independence for the people Lac La Croix First Nation.

http://www.tbtv.com/NWNews-Story.aspx?cid=105314

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008598 Views

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East-side First Nations want own hydro transmission line – CBC

East-side First Nations want own hydro transmission line

Last Updated: Monday, March 3, 2008 | 11:24 AM CT
CBC News

The tables may be turned when provincial cabinet ministers visit First Nations on the east side of Lake Winnipeg later this week, as aboriginal leaders try to convince politicians to invest in their hydro transmission project instead of the other way around.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2008/03/03/east-side.html

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008778 Views

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Third Tory budget offers little – Leader-Post

Third Tory budget offers little

Doug Cuthand, Special to The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, March 03, 2008

Conservatives are selling the budget to the Canadian public but there is one group they will be sure to avoid. First Nations leaders have roundly condemned the budget as a failure that once again falls short of the real needs.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=aaea0f38-b43b-457f-a051-2d5520702f94

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008667 Views

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Fontaine threatens Ottawa – Winnipeg Free Press

Fontaine threatens Ottawa
AFN chief wants ‘direct action’ to fight budget

By: Jorge Barrera
Updated: March 3, 2008 at 12:55 AM CST

OTTAWA — Angry over the recent federal budget, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine has called for another national day of action and there are plans to launch a sustained campaign of economic disruptions across the country over a wider time frame.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/story/4135792p-4727860c.html

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008790 Views

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Giant Mine cleanup needs no environmental assessment: regulator – CBC North

Giant Mine cleanup needs no environmental assessment: regulator

Last Updated: Monday, March 3, 2008 | 9:58 AM CT
CBC News

The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board has ruled that the federal government’s $300-million plan to clean up the defunct Giant gold mine near Yellowknife doesn’t require an environmental assessment.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/03/giant-plan.html

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008766 Views

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Fantino not home when protesters pay him a call; Police … – Brantford Expositor

Fantino not home when protesters pay him a call; Police commissioner in Cayuga Sunday

As Caledonia protesters made speeches outside Julian Fantino’s front door in Woodbridge, the provincial police commissioner was in their backyard to meet local police officers and shake hands with residents.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=925953

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008674 Views

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Caledonia protesters target OPP chief’s home (Kitchener/Waterloo Record)

Caledonia protesters target OPP chief’s home

March 03, 2008
The Canadian Press
CALEDONIA

As Caledonia protesters made speeches outside Julian Fantino’s front door in Woodbridge, north of Toronto, the provincial police commissioner was in their backyard to meet local police officers and shake hands with residents.

http://news.therecord.com/article/317373

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Suicide verdict doubted – Winnipeg Sun

Suicide verdict doubted

By CINDY MCKAY, SUN MEDIA

PEGUIS FIRST NATION — Despite repeated attempts to find out what happened to their son, Geraldine and Steve Heinrichs feel they have exhausted all their resources.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2008/03/03/4891191-sun.html

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008827 Views

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Man dies on Little Pine First Nation – StarPhoenix

Man dies on Little Pine First Nation

The StarPhoenix
Published: Monday, March 03, 2008

An early morning incident at a home on the Little Pine First Nation Saturday left one man dead and another in custody charged with second-degree murder.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=4297b950-993b-4f28-88ad-c23f56ef28a6

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008781 Views

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Arthritis hits First Nations hard – Times Colonist

Arthritis hits First Nations hard

Joanne Hatherly, Victoria Times Colonist
Published: Monday, March 03, 2008

Severe forms of arthritis are five times more common among aboriginal people than among the rest of Canada’s population.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=59ff2980-2f24-416c-923b-a1a675b74ceb&k=1643

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008686 Views

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Asbestos removed from Iqaluit elementary school – CBC

Asbestos removed from Iqaluit elementary school
Students expected to return on Tuesday

Last Updated: Monday, March 3, 2008 | 8:32 AM CT
CBC News

A cleanup of mould at Iqaluit’s Nakasuk School led to the discovery of asbestos, but government officials stressed the substance was removed and the building is safe for children to resume classes this week.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/03/nakasuk-asbestos.html

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008865 Views

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Olympic deal will let First Nations showcase artwork – canada.com

Olympic deal will let First Nations showcase artwork

Jeff Lee , Canwest News Service
Published: Monday, March 03, 2008

VANCOUVER – The four First Nations, on whose traditional territory the 2010 Winter Games will be held, have signed a lucrative deal that will see authentic aboriginal art from across the country sold under the Olympic brand.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=8a3e5487-ccd6-4a63-b8f0-248b2b10911d&k=61055

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008686 Views

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Aboriginals Urged to Take Action, not Run – Edmonton Journal

Aboriginals urged to take action, not run
RCMP watchdog seeks to spread word on how to report perceived mistreatment

Elise Stolte, The Edmonton Journal

When 10-year-old Agnes Grandbois fled the Onion Lake Residential School in 1916, it was a red-coated Mountie on horseback who chased her down and brought her back.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=3368070f-dbfd-432c-9e0c-2e46e11083b9&k=38351

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008645 Views

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Fort Chip getting sick – Edmonton Sun

Fort Chip getting sick

Residents blame oilsands

By NICKI THOMAS, SUN MEDIA

Protesters gathered at the legislature yesterday, claiming oilsands development is leading to an unusually high number of rare cancers and other chronic diseases in Fort Chipewyan.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Alberta/2008/03/02/4887572-sun.html

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008713 Views

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Those touched by cancer on Alberta reserve tell their stories at legislature – Oilweek

Mar 1, 2008 3:42:00 PM MST

Those touched by cancer on Alberta reserve tell their stories at legislature (Reserve-Cancer-Rally)

EDMONTON _ People who have lost multiple family members and friends to cancer on a northern Alberta reserve choked back tears as they told their stories at a rally Saturday in front of the Alberta legislature.

http://www.oilweek.com/news.asp?ID=14650

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008629 Views

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Fontaine considering “direct action” over budget – Canada.com

Fontaine considering “direct action” over budget

Jorge Barrera , Canwest News Service
Published: Sunday, March 02, 2008

OTTAWA – Angry over the recent federal budget, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine has called for another national day of action and there are plans to launch a sustained campaign of economic disruptions across the country over a wider time frame.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=124e6e8d-b2a0-4141-aa54-8ac58fa1956f&k=95536

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008755 Views

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Federal budget mining-friendly – Canadian Mining Journal

CANADIAN MINING PERSPECTIVES: Federal budget mining-friendly

By: Marilyn Scales

We have it on good authority – both the MINING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (MAC) and the PROSPECTORS AND DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (PDAC) – that the federal budget brought down on Feb. 26 is going to benefit the mineral industry.

http://www.canadianminingjournal.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=80816&issue=03022008

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008625 Views

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Julius Caesar as a Native leader? Yvette Nolan and her theatre company refigure the Shakespeare classic in Death of a … – Toronto Sun

Julius Caesar as a Native leader? Yvette Nolan and her theatre company refigure the Shakespeare classic in Death of a Chief

By JOHN COULBOURN, TORONTO SUN

It takes more to put a beating vibrant First Nation’s heart into a stage classic like Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar than simply pumping Brutus so full of Rousseau that he can finally be described as “the noblest savage of them all.”

http://torontosun.com/Entertainment/Theatre/2008/03/02/4887438-sun.html

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008617 Views

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Paul inquiry commissioner wants answers from Crown – Globe and Mail

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Paul inquiry commissioner wants answers from Crown

The Canadian Press
March 1, 2008

Vancouver — The commissioner heading a public inquiry into the death of an aboriginal man dumped in an alley by a police officer has ordered the B.C. government to provide information on why officers weren’t charged with any crime.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080301.BCBRIEFS01-1/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008598 Views

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Native school must not be segregated, Bond says – Globe and Mail

EDUCATION
Native school must not be segregated, Bond says
Proposed Prince George institution would be ‘a community approach’

CATHRYN ATKINSON
Special to The Globe and Mail
March 1, 2008

A proposed aboriginal elementary school in Prince George will only succeed if its supporters ensure it includes the rest of the community, B.C.’s Education Minister says.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080301.BCSCHOOL01/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008567 Views

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Nisga’a saga involves the humour and the horror – Times Colonist

Nisga’a saga involves the humour and the horror
High school students will get a charge out of the gripping history of a struggle

Jim Hume, Times Colonist
Published: Sunday, March 02, 2008

It was late in the afternoon when five strangers pitched their tent across the river from Old Aiyansh up in the Nass in northern B.C. Nisga’a villagers were having a relaxed time observing canoes coming and going and “watching the fish jump.” The strangers added to the entertainment.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=6b8f0167-5bf8-46e6-9326-2773474d32d1

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008720 Views

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Native voters victimized – Calgary Herald

Native voters victimized

Calgary Herald
Published: Sunday, March 02, 2008

It’s a shame 3,500 aboriginal voters won’t be able to cast their ballots Monday on the Blood and Piikani reserves, but if they seek to lay blame for their disenfranchisement, they need look no further than their community leaders.

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=3cc85a37-b0b7-457b-a7ca-b70c0f3c9138

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008716 Views

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Aboriginal activist facing many charges denied bail for 2nd time – Sault Star

Aboriginal activist facing many charges denied bail for 2nd time

An aboriginal activist facing several criminal charges, including attempted murder, has been denied bail for the second time since he was arrested last year.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=925276

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008588 Views

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Award-winning film examines native youth health issues – The North Bay Nugget

Award-winning film examines native youth health issues

Posted By Rick Garrick

Seeking Bimaadiziiwin filmmakers Michelle Derosier and Dave Clement were not the only ones surprised with the massive turnout at the benefit screening of their award-winning film.

http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=924801

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008668 Views

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Inquiry demands details on why police not charged (Kitchener/Waterloo Record)

Inquiry demands details on why police not charged

March 01, 2008
The Canadian Press
VANCOUVER

The commissioner heading a public inquiry into the death of an aboriginal man dumped in an alley by a Vancouver police officer has ordered the B.C. government to provide information on why two police officers weren’t charged with any crime.

http://news.therecord.com/article/316691

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008620 Views

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RCMP Investigating Death On First Nation – 980 CJME News

RCMP Investigating Death On First Nation

By Nigel Maxwell
Updated March 1, 2008 – 4:37pm

One man is dead, another is in police custody, following an incident this weekend on a Saskatchewan First Nation.

http://www.newstalk980.com/incoming/20080301/rcmp-investigating-death-first-nation

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008687 Views

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HIV/AIDS conference called a success – Prince Albert Daily Herald

HIV/AIDS conference called a success

TARA CAMPBELL
Herald Staff

An aboriginal HIV/AIDS and HCV (hepatitis C) conference was held in Prince Albert this week and it is being hailed as a success.

http://www.paherald.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=113168&sc=4

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008732 Views

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High rates of stomach bacteria in Arctic hamlet: study – CBC

High rates of stomach bacteria in Arctic hamlet: study
H. Pylori results confirm residents’ suspicions, raise cancer links

Last Updated: Friday, February 29, 2008 | 11:10 AM ET
CBC News

A recent study of residents in Aklavik, N.W.T., has found a shockingly high infection rate of a stomach bacterium that has been linked to cancer.

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2008/02/29/nwt-pylori.html

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008617 Views

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Inuit legends dance their way onto stage – Indian Statesman

Inuit legends dance their way onto stage

Harold Bosstick
Issue date: 2/29/08

The sun, moon and stars popped out of a box in the creation legend of the Inuit, a tribe of people native to Alaska. Animals were formed from clay. Humans came from peapods.

http://media.www.indianastatesman.com/media/storage/paper929/news/2008/02/29/Campus/Inuit.Legends.Dance.Their.Way.Onto.Stage-3244278.shtml

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008603 Views

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First Nations draft self-governance constitution; Anishinabek Nation delegates hammer out details… – The Sault Star

First Nations draft self-governance constitution; Anishinabek Nation delegates hammer out details during meetings in Sault

Posted By Michael Purvis

Dozens of Ontario First Nations took a step closer this week to forming a new level of government and, they say, some day wresting jurisdiction for their own day-to-day business back from the federal government.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=923043

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008771 Views

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Pressing First Nations issues ignored in budget – The StarPhoenix

Pressing First Nations issues ignored in budget

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, February 29, 2008

The Conservatives are out, selling their budget to the Canadian public, but there’s one group they’ll be sure to avoid. First Nations leaders have roundly condemned the budget as a failure that again falls short of meeting real needs.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/business/story.html?id=b0c49ffd-8e1d-4795-b00b-1907b3852894

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008606 Views

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First Nation to produce power – Times Colonist

First Nation to produce power

Times Colonist
Published: Friday, February 29, 2008

Songhees Creek Hydro Inc. and the Kwakiutl First Nation have signed an agreement to develop a 15-megawatt run-of-river hydro project outside of Port Hardy.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/business/story.html?id=90c925ce-cc13-41a7-a7cb-c53c9e0c740d

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008691 Views

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Metis cool to school plan – Prince George Citizen

Metis cool to school plan

(News) Friday, 29 February 2008, 02:00 PST
FRANK PEEBLES Citizen staff

Prince George Metis people wanted more inclusion in the Aboriginal Education Task Force and more time to ponder the report that was accepted by school trustees Tuesday night, the first time it was available to the public.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=120830&Itemid=557

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008633 Views

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First Nations honour key Olympic 2010 figures – The Times Colonist

First Nations honour key Olympic 2010 figures

Jeff Lee, Canwest News Service
Published: Friday, February 29, 2008

VANCOUVER – Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee, is Raven because he is wise and watches from on high.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=fde34e54-740e-4abc-9419-f4e1c3c227f0

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008545 Views

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Six Nations planning agency has collected $50,000 in fees; But Waterloo Region developers refuse… – The Expositor

Six Nations planning agency has collected $50,000 in fees; But Waterloo Region developers refuse to meet money demands

Developers have brushed off demands to pay fees to Six Nations chiefs who claim jurisdiction over much of Waterloo Region.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=922607

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008486 Views

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Aboriginal Women Urged to Help Make Regina Safer – The Leader-Post

Aboriginal women urged to help make Regina safer

Anne Kyle, Leader-Post
Published: Friday, February 29, 2008

Aboriginal women in Regina are being asked to identify personal and environmental safety concerns as part of a safety audit of the city.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=d2d869a8-8d38-47d8-a318-8642a4588ec4

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008614 Views

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Puck prowess nets Sask. man $1M during NHL game – CBC

Puck prowess nets Sask. man $1M during NHL game

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2008 | 3:54 PM ET
CBC News

A Saskatchewan sawmill worker is $1 million richer after winning a promotional puck-shooting contest at an NHL game in Vancouver.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2008/02/28/pucks-sask.html

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008655 Views

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Ottawa council calls for uranium moratorium in eastern Ontario – CBC

Ottawa council calls for uranium moratorium in eastern Ontario

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | 4:23 PM ET
CBC News

Ottawa city council is urging Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty to temporarily ban uranium prospecting, exploration and mining in eastern Ontario and the Ottawa River watershed.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/02/27/ot-uranium-080227.html?ref=rss

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Kingsclear First Nation elects chief, council – Daily Gleaner

Kingsclear First Nation elects chief, council

By RICHARD DUPLAIN
duplain.richard@dailygleaner.com
Published Wednesday February 27th, 2008

Kingsclear First Nation elected a new chief Monday.
Paul Tomer won with 99 votes and was elected chief. Runner up was Barb Atwin with 94 votes.

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/rss/article/224338

by NationTalk on February 28, 20081426 Views

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Stage set for summer of protest: top chief – Cnews

Stage set for summer of protest: top chief

By Sue Bailey, THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Canada’s top native chief is warning that another summer of protest and potential disruption will follow a federal budget that all but ignored grinding poverty.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2008/02/27/4880249-cp.html

by NationTalk on February 28, 2008693 Views

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New beginning for aboriginal education – Prince George Citizen

New beginning for aboriginal education
First Nations school begins in September

(News) Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Some education officials said that Tuesday night was perhaps the most important moment in the history of School District 57.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=120508&Itemid=557

by NationTalk on February 28, 2008611 Views

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Education ministers tackle 40% illiteracy rate – Toronto Star

Education ministers tackle 40% illiteracy rate
Called an economic emergency that harms country’s ability to compete globally

Feb 27, 2008 04:30 AM
Louise Brown
Education Reporter

Education ministers from the 10 provinces and three territories warned that Canada’s 40 per cent illiteracy rate is an economic emergency blocking this country’s ability to compete in global markets.

http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/307245

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Caledonia activists target Fantino -CNews

Caledonia activists target Fantino

By IAN ROBERTSON, SUN MEDIA
The Toronto Sun

Activists opposing the First Nations occupation at Caledonia plan on taking their protest to OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2008/02/27/4879445-sun.html

by NationTalk on February 28, 2008726 Views

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Conference promotes change through education and community partnerships – Daily Miner and News

Conference promotes change through education and community partnerships
Two-day conference was organized by the Project Management Team in Kenora that looked at systemic racism in the justice system.

By Garett Williams
Miner and News
Wednesday February 27, 2008

Education, understanding and community partnerships.

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/News/379883.html

by NationTalk on February 28, 2008651 Views

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Not enough in federal budget for Edmonton: mayor – CBC

Not enough in federal budget for Edmonton: mayor

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | 12:05 PM MT
CBC News

The federal budget gets good marks for extending gas rebates to municipalities but generally the plans for Alberta’s big cities are unimpressive, says Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2008/02/27/mandel-budget.html

by NationTalk on February 28, 2008657 Views

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Youth health conference in works – Fort Frances Times

Youth health conference in works

By Heather Latter
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

FORT FRANCES—A Youth Health and Wellness Conference, presented by Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre and the Métis Nation of Ontario Health Branch Services, is being planned for March 27-28.

http://www.fftimes.com/News/Youth-health-conference-in-works/27-Feb-2008

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Hydro project crucial for band’s future: chief – Fort Frances Times

Hydro project crucial for band’s future: chief

By Duane Hicks
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

FORT FRANCES—The Namakan River hydro development project being proposed by the Ojibway Power and Energy Group (OPEG) will be vital to Lac La Croix First Nation in the future, Chief Leon Jourdain said during an open house here last Thursday night.

http://www.fftimes.com/News/Hydro-project-crucial-for-band—s-future–chief/27-Feb-2008

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Arctic icebreaker, fishing port, tax break a start: northerners – CBC

Arctic icebreaker, fishing port, tax break a start: northerners

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | 8:59 AM CT
CBC News

Northerners and northern watchers say they are pleased with federal budget promises for the region, but add that more could have been done.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/27/north-reax.html

by NationTalk on February 28, 2008700 Views

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