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Kitpu Mi’kmaq seeking equality with other First Nations peoples – Western Star

Kitpu Mi’kmaq seeking equality with other First Nations peoples

BOSWARLOS

Chief Jerome Young of the Kitpu First Nation says he is advising their 1,676 KFN members they are not part of the landless band agreement being negotiated between the Federation of Newfoundland Indians (FNI) and the federal government.

http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=113422&sc=506

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Ottawa to extend property rights on reserves: Strahl – CBC

Ottawa to extend property rights on reserves: Strahl

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 4, 2008 | 2:17 PM ET
CBC News

The federal government has introduced legislation to ensure women on First Nations reserves have matrimonial property rights if their marriages dissolve, Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl said Tuesday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/03/04/aboriginals-strahl.html

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Miners reach out to aboriginals – Globe and Mail

Miners reach out to aboriginals

VIRGINIA GALT
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

TORONTO — Desperately short of workers, Canada’s mining industry is digging deeply for new talent.

http://www.globeinvestor.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080304.wlabourmining0304/GIStory/

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Government bill to fill legal gap over matrimonial property on reserves – CP

Government bill to fill legal gap over matrimonial property on reserves

OTTAWA — The federal government introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at filling a legal gap over matrimonial property on native reserves.

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5iRh19Xt222zCRnUJDXQLL0i8ciiw

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Inuvik set to lose jail, government jobs with proposed cuts: mayor – CBC

Inuvik set to lose jail, government jobs with proposed cuts: mayor

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 4, 2008 | 8:32 AM CT
CBC News

Even the hometown of Northwest Territories Premier Floyd Roland is not immune to sweeping territorial job cuts, Inuvik Mayor Derek Lindsay said.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/04/inuvik-cuts.html

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Survivor payments set to increase in the North – ohscanada.com

Survivor payments set to increase in the North

By: Canadian Occupational Health & Safety News
March 3, 2008

YELLOWKNIFE (Canadian OH&S News) — Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA) in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut – including a large increase in lump sum payments to spouses of deceased workers – will come into effect in less than a month’s time.

http://www.ohscanada.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=80982&issue=03042008

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Personal growth is the Games’ real mandate – The Leader-Post

Personal growth is the Games’ real mandate

Matt Kruchak, The Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Thousands of young First Nations athletes are heading to Regina at the end of March with the hope of setting personal bests. But Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games organizers say the competition is also about offering youths the opportunity to grow and become the best people they can be.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/sports/story.html?id=2df6abfa-7d38-4ba9-839c-e9fa0a3b5ec5

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Aboriginal Youth Go Green at Symposium – The Daily Press

Aboriginal youth go green at symposium

Posted By Ron Grech

Lyndsay Taibossigai noticed the small hand-painted star pinned to Beverley Bannon’s name badge.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=927665

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Highlights from the Statistics Canada 2006 census on labour market … – National Post

Highlights from the Statistics Canada 2006 census on labour market activities, education and language of work

Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, March 04, 2008

* Canada led the Group of Seven nations with an annual employment growth rate of 1.7% between 2001 and 2006. Italy followed with 1.2%.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=352194

by NationTalk on March 4, 2008678 Views

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Unemployment rates for aboriginals dropping faster than for non … – Canada.com

Unemployment rates for aboriginals dropping faster than for non-aboriginals

Meagan Fitzpatrick, Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, March 04, 2008

OTTAWA – Canada’s aboriginal people remain more than twice as likely to be unemployed as non-aboriginal people, Statistics Canada said Tuesday in its 2006 census release on the country’s labour force.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=bb168920-fe7e-4d49-9299-2d53e021fb88&k=1185

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Group hopes to relaunch Regina friendship centre – CBC

Group hopes to relaunch Regina friendship centre

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 4, 2008 | 8:00 AM CT
CBC News

Efforts are underway in Regina to get a new aboriginal friendship centre off the ground, following problems at the old building in the city’s north-central area.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2008/03/04/friendship-centre.html?ref=rss

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Vancouver Olympics to license, sell, native art (The Globe and Mail)

Vancouver Olympics to license, sell, native art

MARSHA LEDERMAN
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
March 4, 2008 at 3:38 AM EST

Vancouver — The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic Games will announce details tomorrow of a nationwide search for aboriginal artists to create works to be licensed and sold by VANOC. The artists will work with the committee’s design team to develop artworks that will be “in line” with VANOC’s brand while being truly representative of aboriginal people “and of the highest quality,” according to Tewanee Joseph, executive director of the Four Host First Nations Society.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080304.wbuzz04-1/BNStory/Entertainment/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20080304.wbuzz04-1

by NationTalk on March 4, 2008658 Views

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MPP to roll dice for cut of casino cash; Dunlop motion to take up … – Orillia Packet & Times

MPP to roll dice for cut of casino cash; Dunlop motion to take up Ramara’s cause

Posted By Courtney Whalen

The press for casino cash will get some floor time at Queen’s Park in the near future.

http://www.orilliapacket.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=927917

by NationTalk on March 4, 2008505 Views

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Why Bob Lovelace is in jail; A message is being sent to mining … – The Kingston Whig-Standard

Why Bob Lovelace is in jail; A message is being sent to mining companies: Ontario is open for business

I know Bob Lovelace as a soft-spoken and self-reliant neighbour, devoted father and dedicated Queen’s University teacher admired by his students and colleagues. He’s the kind of guy who constructs a log house in the woods north of Kingston with his own skill and sweat; builds a box planter at the local swimming spot and keeps it stocked with marigolds and petunias; and provides venison for a potluck supper. He’s as innately confrontational as a panda bear.

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=928059

by NationTalk on March 4, 2008673 Views

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Band’s drug tests ‘infringing’ on rights – ChronicleHerald.ca

Band’s drug tests ‘infringing’ on rights

By The Canadian Press
Tue. Mar 4 – 5:34 AM

SYDNEY — A resident of the Membertou First Nation believes mandatory drug and alcohol tests being introduced for many band employees are an infringement on their human rights.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1041763.html

by NationTalk on March 4, 2008677 Views

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Threats, bribe kept fraud going, court told – The Chronicle Journal

Threats, bribe kept fraud going, court told

By SARAH ELIZABETH BROWN
Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The welfare program co-ordinator in the thick of a fraud case at Fort William First Nation said Monday it was easier to keep the scheme going than to walk away or report it to her boss.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=95704

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Relationship with city key to success for urban reserve – Regina Leader-Post

Relationship with city key to success for urban reserve

Daniel Douglas, Saskatchewan News Network; Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, March 04, 2008

SASKATOON — What began as a single trailer on 35 acres of barren land has grown into $20 million worth of building assets spread over 14 acres.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=91549e1d-00dd-4308-870b-a8fa1ecfc28a

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Putting a stop to domestic abuse – StarPhoenix

Putting a stop to domestic abuse
Most partner violence goes unreported: professor

Pamela Cowan, Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post
Published: Monday, March 03, 2008

REGINA — Dr. Mary Hampton is resolved to break the cycle of a major problem that’s shrouded in secrecy — intimate partner violence.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=c7c862b8-daec-479b-8e13-c389e8fee32b

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Native reserve’s auto thieves driving police to distraction – Globe and Mail

Native reserve’s auto thieves driving police to distraction

TIMOTHY APPLEBY
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
March 3, 2008 at 4:23 AM EST

SIX NATIONS RESERVE, ONT. — When a 15-year-old boy piloting a stolen Hummer lost control and died in a high-speed police chase last October, just west of Niagara Falls, the circumstances were tragic but not unique.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080303.wauto03/BNStory/National/

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Ottawa cops walk the beat in Nunavut – CNews

Ottawa cops walk the beat in Nunavut
Two Ottawa police officers are trading the mean streets of Bytown for a month in Nunavut

By JON WILLING
The Ottawa Sun

IQALUIT — They walked up a snow-covered road to an RCMP office, donning fluorescent Ottawa police jackets, and led by Chief Vernon White, a familiar face in these parts.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2008/03/03/4892591-sun.html

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008733 Views

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Blizzard forces suspension of search for missing Sanikiluaq hunter – CBC

Blizzard forces suspension of search for missing Sanikiluaq hunter

Last Updated: Monday, March 3, 2008 | 1:04 PM CT
CBC News

Blizzard conditions have forced police to suspend the search for a hunter from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, who has been missing since last week.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/03/hunter-search.html

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APTN Delays Regional Program Delivery – Mediacaster

APTN Delays Regional Program Delivery

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is delaying the launch of its new regionally specific programming.

http://www.mediacastermagazine.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=80903&issue=03032008

by NationTalk on March 3, 2008718 Views

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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

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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

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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, 2008645 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, 2008808 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

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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

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Paul inquiry commissioner wants answers from Crown – Globe and Mail

IN BRIEF
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, 2008694 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

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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, 2008735 Views

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