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Ottawa cracking down on funding provided to First Nations – Standard Freeholder

Ottawa cracking down on funding provided to First Nations

The federal government is cracking down on funding provided to First Nations and demanding audits of individual funding programs, says the Winnipeg Free Press in a report out of Ottawa.

http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=969411

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Natives ‘criminalized’ for defending their rights; Local chiefs … – Owen Sound Sun Times

Natives ‘criminalized’ for defending their rights; Local chiefs release statement of support for band councillors jailed in Northern Ontario

Posted By JIM ALGIE

Saugeen First Nation chiefs have joined a growing chorus of support for northern Ontario native leaders jailed over their resistance to mineral exploration activity in their traditional territory.

http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=969108

by NationTalk on April 3, 2008651 Views

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Sacrifices made for KI 6 – The Chronicle Journal

Sacrifices made for KI 6

By JIM KELLY
Thursday, April 3, 2008

Support for jailed Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) head councillor Cecilia Begg appears to be gathering momentum as members of the Assembly of First Nation‘s Women‘s Council are participating in a 24-hour hunger strike which ends at 8 p.m. today.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=101381

by NationTalk on April 3, 2008817 Views

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Old World language linked to First Nation vocabulary – Leader Post

Old World language linked to First Nation vocabulary

Randy Boswell, Canwest News Service
Published: Thursday, April 03, 2008

A U.S. researcher studying an ancient language now spoken by only a few hundred people in a remote corner of Siberia has found the first-ever linguistic link between the Old World and any First Nation in Canada.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=e52a0511-8baf-431a-909a-d80f8238cca1

by NationTalk on April 3, 2008632 Views

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FSIN may meet today – Leader Post

FSIN may meet today

Chris Purdy and Lana Haight, Saskatchewan News Network
Published: Thursday, April 03, 2008

SASKATOON — The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations executive — Chief Lawrence Joseph and four vice-chiefs — are expected to meet this morning in Saskatoon.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=e599a529-d500-4f0d-9893-af02d8d08270

by NationTalk on April 3, 2008698 Views

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First Nations University back in AUCC’s good books – CBC

First Nations University back in AUCC’s good books

After being shaken by controversy in recent years, First Nations University of Canada has won a new lease on life from the association that represents Canada’s universities and colleges.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2008/04/02/fnuc-aucc.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on April 3, 2008737 Views

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Chief speaks out on native property rights bill – Tb News Source

Chief speaks out on native property rights bill

Tb News Source
Web Posted: 4/2/2008 6:07:59 PM

Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse spoke out in Thunder Bay on Wednesday against a piece of federal legislation. At a press conference Toulouse said he will not be backing Bill C-47 which deals with spousal rights to homes on First Nation territory.

http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=106288

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NAN postpones talking about Assembly’s response to KI issue – Thunder Bay Post

NAN postpones talking about Assembly’s response to KI issue
Tb News Source

Web Posted: 4/2/2008 6:08:32 PM

There appears to be some uncertainty over what the next step for aboriginal leaders should be when it comes to what they are calling the KI crisis.

http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=106294

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Natives being consulted – Toronto Star

Natives being consulted
Re:Idle funds go to waste

Editorial, March 30

This editorial is misleading and, instead of offering solutions, relies on misinformation to make its case.

http://www.thestar.com/article/408862

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Child poverty on rise in Ontario Progressively worse since ’01: report – Hamilton Spec

Child poverty on rise in Ontario Progressively worse since ’01: report

April 02, 2008
Laurie Monsebraaten
Toronto Star

When Andrea Duffield’s youngest child started Grade 1 last fall, the single mother of three got a part-time job in the hope of pulling her family out of poverty.

http://www.thespec.com/article/348423

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Catholic board backs aboriginal culture – Fort Frances Times

Catholic board backs aboriginal culture

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The students and staff of the Northwest Catholic District School Board are pleased to support an initiative of our First Nations’ communities.

http://www.fortfrances.com/News/Catholic-board-backs-aboriginal-culture/02-Apr-2008

by NationTalk on April 3, 2008677 Views

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Feds put Sask. First Nations group under review – CTV

Feds put Sask. First Nations group under review

Updated Tue. Apr. 1 2008 5:34 PM ET
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl has put his department’s relationship with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations under review.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080401/ahenakew_david_080401/20080401/

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CEO sues Nunavut premier over offensive remarks – CBC

CEO sues Nunavut premier over offensive remarks

The head of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities is suing Premier Paul Okalik over profane remarks he made about her last June.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/04/02/gunn-okalik.html

by NationTalk on April 3, 2008663 Views

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1 in 6 Canadians is a visible minority: StatsCan – CBC

1 in 6 Canadians is a visible minority: StatsCan
South Asians top Chinese as largest visible minority group

One out of every six Canadians belongs to a visible minority group, thanks largely to the country’s growing South Asian population, the latest census figures show.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/04/02/stats-immigration.html?ref=rss

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‘This is a clear case where the federal and provincial governments failed… – Net News Ledger

“This is a clear case where the federal and provincial governments failed…” NAN Women’s Council

Thunder Bay — “With its inaction to implement supreme court rulings regarding consultation and accommodation throughout the KI-Platinex ligation, the Government of Ontario has created political martyrs who’ve sacrificed their freedom for the future of their community. They’ve also created great heroes who’ve raised the bar on protecting Aboriginal and treaty rights,” said NAN Deputy Grand Chief RoseAnne Archibald.

http://netnewsledger.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=304&Itemid=2

by NationTalk on April 3, 2008836 Views

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Both Thunder Bay MPPs Up in Queen’s Park – Net News Ledger

Both Thunder Bay MPPs Up in Queen’s Park

Wednesday, 02 April 2008

Thunder BAy, ON — Both of Thunder Bay’s MMPs were up in the legislature yesterday.

Thunder Bay Superior North MPP Michael Gravelle was answering questions from NDP Leader Howard Hampton on Aboriginal rights.

http://netnewsledger.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=306&Itemid=2

by NationTalk on April 3, 2008924 Views

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Police complaint commissioner protected officer, inquiry hears – Vancouver Sun

Police complaint commissioner protected officer, inquiry hears

Gerry Bellett, Vancouver Sun
Published: Wednesday, April 02, 2008

VANCOUVER – Former police complaint commissioner Don Morrison refused to order a public hearing into the death of Frank Paul because he wanted to save the career of the young police officer who had dumped Paul in a cold and wet alley where he died of exposure, former commission counsel Dana Urban testified today.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=f0536f83-0d69-4ac3-a984-83982489aa68&k=454

by NationTalk on April 3, 2008619 Views

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Spring Ceremony for Aboriginal People brings together Native community – InsideToronto.ca

Spring Ceremony for Aboriginal People brings together Native community

BY LAUREN Den HARTOG
April 2, 2008 02:22 PM

Local resident and entrepreneur Melanie Ferris say it was a lack of services for native people in Parkdale that led to the creation of the Spring Ceremony for Aboriginal People, which took place on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC).

http://www.insidetoronto.ca/parkdale/article/44967

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‘Reconsider’ Ahenakew Decision, Strahl Says – CanWest News

‘Reconsider’ Ahenakew decision, Strahl says
Disgraced Leader

Tiffany Crawford, Canwest News Service
Published: Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The federal government is calling on the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations to reconsider its decision to reinstate disgraced aboriginal leader David Ahenakew, who was initially fired for making bizarre comments about Jews and the Second World War.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=415153

by NationTalk on April 2, 2008791 Views

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FSIN Faces the Backlash – The Leader-Post

FSIN faces the backlash

The Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A surprise decision by FSIN chiefs to reinstate the disgraced David Ahenakew to their senate continues to draw condemnation.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=526de2f9-a5d2-4477-be26-be8af6bec838

by NationTalk on April 2, 2008803 Views

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Native group defends Ahenakew reinstatement – Globe and Mail

INDIAN AFFAIRS
Native group defends Ahenakew reinstatement

TIM COOK
The Canadian Press
April 2, 2008

SASKATOON — The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is standing behind a decision to reinstate controversial native leader David Ahenakew, saying a lifetime spent fighting for treaty rights outweighs a five-year-old comment the former national chief made likening Jews to a disease.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080402.SPEECH02/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on April 2, 2008652 Views

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Insensitive Remarks Warrant Removal from Committee: First Nations Band – Times Colonist

Insensitive remarks warrant removal from committee: First Nations band

Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist
Published: Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A First Nations band wants Liberal backbencher Dennis MacKay removed from a children’s committee for “insensitive” remarks he made about residential schools and the parenting skills of its band members.

http://www.canada.com/ch/cheknews/news/story.html?id=9f3fdd70-f91b-4fc0-968c-e485067a58da&k=82570

by NationTalk on April 2, 2008613 Views

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Ontario Bails out Native School – The Globe and Mail

EDUCATION
Ontario bails out native school

KATE HARRIES
Special to The Globe and Mail
April 2, 2008

Hours before it was to close, an institute that delivers postsecondary education to aboriginal students was rescued by the Ontario government with $1.5-million to make up for a massive federal cutback.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080402.NATIVESCHOOL02/TPStory/TPNational/Ontario/

by NationTalk on April 2, 2008798 Views

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Ahenakew Reinstatement Draws Fire – The StarPhoenix

Ahenakew reinstatement draws fire
Governments review relationship with FSIN

Betty Ann Adam and Janet French, with James Wood and Danielle Mario files, The StarPhoenix
Published: Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Two high-profile Saskatchewan First Nations politicians say the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) didn’t follow the proper process when an assembly of chiefs voted last week to reinstate David Ahenakew as a senator.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=72cbfb8d-2b3a-48cf-989d-e7a7db8f26ca

by NationTalk on April 2, 2008777 Views

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FNTI gets reprieve with $1.5M from province – Belleville Intelligencer

FNTI gets reprieve with $1.5M from province

Posted By Stephen Petrick

First Nations Technical Institute’s doors will remain open for another year.

http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=967248

by NationTalk on April 2, 2008555 Views

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SIAST seeks advice in shaping its future – Leader Post

SIAST seeks advice in shaping its future

Heather Polischuk, Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Bill Coulthard, director of SIAST’s Wascana campus, says the post-secondary institution is known for listening and responding to stakeholders’ needs. This month, SIAST is taking that relationship one step further, by holding a series of consultations to help shape the future of the institution.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=58d1aeac-fbda-4a7b-a721-321e117155bf

by NationTalk on April 2, 2008697 Views

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College re-signs training deal (The Sudbury Star)

College re-signs training deal

Cambrian College re-signed an agreement for partnership and collaboration Monday with the Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=967395

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The lives of aboriginal men; New cultural centre exhibit covers a rich history (Cornwall Standard)

The lives of aboriginal men; New cultural centre exhibit covers a rich history

Posted By Kathleen Hay

Traditions of times past blend with today and tomorrow in a new exhibit at the Ronathahon:ni Cultural Centre.

http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=967671&auth=Kathleen+Hay

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Attawapiskat school talks resume – Timmins Daily Press

Attawapiskat school talks resume

Posted By Brandon Walker

The federal government agreed to negotiate with the people of Attawapiskat for construction of a new school.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=967761

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An official statement from StarPhoenix editor Steve Gibb: – StarPhoenix

An official statement from StarPhoenix editor Steve Gibb

The StarPhoenix
Published: Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Having been forewarned about the possibility of being blacklisted by the FSIN, I wasn’t surprised at its decision to ban StarPhoenix reporter Betty Ann Adam from attending Tuesday’s press conference. However, I was extremely disappointed that the FSIN would carry out such a petulant threat to shoot the messenger rather than simply having the fortitude to come clean and explain their highly questionable decision to reinstate David Ahenakew.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=5920f9ec-2ec7-4f8c-9fd5-8e2245cc8324

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Village mourns hit-and-run victim – StarPhoenix

Village mourns hit-and-run victim

Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, April 02, 2008

REGINA (SNN) — Residents of the small resort village of Fort San said they are shocked by the tragic news that a member of their community was mowed down and killed Monday evening by a hit-and-run driver.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=17a3a256-d7d9-46a8-b22f-348ff1578fcf

by NationTalk on April 2, 2008691 Views

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Nunavut Government Employees Vote for Strike Action – CBC

Nunavut government employees vote for strike action

Unionized civil servants with the Nunavut government have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action, said the head of the Nunavut Employees Union.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/31/neu-vote.html

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Metis Ratify New Charter – Niagara Falls Review

Metis ratify new charter

Posted By JENNIFER PELLEGRINI

Members of Niagara’s Metis community were met by the chairman of the Metis Nation of Ontario Saturday night to ratify a new charter and to discuss issues important to the community.

http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=965703

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Military to investigate accident involving Canadian Ranger – CBC

Military to investigate accident involving Canadian Ranger

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 | 8:07 AM CT
CBC News

The Canadian Forces will launch an investigation into a recent accident in Nunavut that left a Canadian Ranger recovering from a broken pelvis in an Ottawa hospital.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/31/nu-ranger.html

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No more taboos – National Post

No more taboos
For decades, “uranium” was a dirty word in Nunavut. Then Rob Carpenter offered a deal

David Dias, Financial Post Business
Published: Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Seated within his suite at the luxurious Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Rob Carpenter, CEO of Kaminak Gold Corp., is struggling to describe the significance of the Arctic mineral deposit his junior mining company has just secured.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=389300

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Crime prevention, leadership focus of women’s network consultations (The Western Star)

Crime prevention, leadership focus of women’s network consultations

CORY HURLEY
The Western Star

CORNER BROOK — Small groups of aboriginal women hope recent meetings in western Newfoundland lead to a better future.

http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=122139&sc=23

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Snowmobiler missing – Winnipeg Sun

Snowmobiler missing

Authorities are looking for a 24-year-old man who has been missing since he became separated from the group he was snowmobiling with on Saturday, RCMP said.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2008/04/01/5160551-sun.html

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New Brunswick chief confers with Ottawa – Daily Gleaner

New Brunswick chief confers with Ottawa

By MARC HUDON
hudon.marc@dailygleaner.com
Published Tuesday April 1st, 2008

OTTAWA – The chief of the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq First Nation in New Brunswick was on Parliament Hill on Monday to talk about how to make native land-claim negotiations with the federal government more efficient.

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/255276

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Native group faces criticism for reinstating Ahenakew – Globe and Mail

FEDERATION OF SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN NATIONS
Native group faces criticism for reinstating Ahenakew

JENNIFER GRAHAM
The Canadian Press
April 1, 2008

REGINA — The decision by a native group to reinstate a controversial aboriginal leader accused of promoting hatred drew swift criticism yesterday from politicians and Jewish organizations.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080401.AHENAKEW01/TPStory/National

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Sask. First Nations wrong on Ahenakew – Edmonton Journal

Sask. First Nations wrong on Ahenakew

The Edmonton Journal
Published: 1:33 am

Five years ago, David Ahenakew, former leader of the Assembly of First Nations, held forth with his perspective on the origins of the Second World War. In a disjointed, 45-minute tirade at a Saskatoon health conference, the Korean War veteran blamed the Jews. After all, he said, “Jews owned the (bleeping) world.” And: “How do you get rid of a disease like that?”

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=e424c220-0174-4949-970d-fbe77196e276

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Ahenakew decision disappoints province – StarPhoenix

Ahenakew decision disappoints province

Janet French, and James Wood, The StarPhoenix
Published: Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The provincial government is condemning the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations’ move to reinstate David Ahenakew as a senator in the organization.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=c7b6561b-07fc-4d12-a30a-8fdbe5a12a5e

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No Word Yet On Tseshaht Dumping – Westcoaster

No Word Yet On Tseshaht Dumping

Published Date: 2008/4/1
By Karen Boden

A letter from the First Nation addressed to the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District explains that the community is spending about $1,000 a month on tipping fees at the Alberni Valley landfill, and residents feel that money could be put to better use.

http://www.westcoaster.ca/modules/AMS/article.php?storyid=3990

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Conservationist urges mining to promote understanding – Canadian Mining Journal

CANADIAN MINING PERSPECTIVES: Conservationist urges mining to promote understanding

The following appeared in a recent issue of the ONTARIO MINING ASSOCIATION’s (OMA) newsletter (www.OMA.on.ca):

At the Ontario Mining Association’s Meet the Miners event [earlier in March at Queen’s Park in Toronto], guest speaker and leading environmentalist Monte Hummel encouraged the mining industry to build its fan base. Mr. Hummel, president emeritus of the WORLD WILDLIFE FUND CANADA, co-founder of POLLUTION PROBE and author, while sporting a prominent green “Keep Mining in Canada” button, reminded the audience that we do need to keep mining in Canada and that the industry needs to build a broader base of understanding and support.

http://www.canadianminingjournal.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=82057&issue=03302008

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Canadian delegation set to lobby EU over seal hunt – GlobalTV

Canadian delegation set to lobby EU over seal hunt

Peter O’Neil, Canwest News Service
Published: Monday, March 31, 2008

PARIS — A Canadian lobby group that includes Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik will be in London Monday to begin a week-long bid to fight against a threatened European Union seal hunt ban.

http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=335b8fb3-c03f-43e8-ba11-b5564a175e17

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Ottawa ignoring northerners with board appointment: critics – CBC

Ottawa ignoring northerners with board appointment: critics

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2008 | 3:25 PM CT
CBC News

The federal government’s decision to replace Gabrielle Mackenzie-Scott as chairwoman of the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board shows Ottawa is not listening to northerners, some critics say.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/31/nwt-board.html

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Billion-dollar mine proposed for northeast BC – Vancouver Sun

Billion-dollar mine proposed for northeast B.C.
Open-pit, gold-copper property gets favourable feasibility study

By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun
Published: Monday, March 31, 2008

British Columbia’s next mine could be a $917-million copper-gold property in the northeast part of the province.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=325ea2c4-f8c9-4f96-9b5b-f501779827f6&k=20115

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Criticism flows after First Nations group reinstates disgraced … – Prince George Citizen

Criticism flows after First Nations group reinstates disgraced Sask leader

Written by Jennifer Graham, THE CANADIAN PRESS
Monday, 31 March 2008

REGINA – The decision by a First Nations group to reinstate a controversial aboriginal leader accused of promoting hatred drew swift criticism Monday from politicians and Jewish organizations.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20080331125087/wire/national-news/jewish-group-slams-reinstatement-of-disgraced-sask-aboriginal-leader.html

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Confrontation breaks out on high seas over East Coast seal hunt (Times & Transcript)

Confrontation breaks out on high seas over East Coast seal hunt

Alison Auld, THE CANADIAN PRESS
Published Monday March 31st, 2008

HALIFAX – The Canadian government traded accusations with a militant environmental group Monday after a collision between a coast guard icebreaker and a ship owned by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on the third day of the annual East Coast seal hunt.

http://www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/254794

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Ahenakew welcomed back to Saskatchewan First Nations group (The Globe and Mail)

Ahenakew welcomed back to Saskatchewan First Nations group

The Canadian Press
March 31, 2008 at 11:20 AM EDT

SASKATOON — An aboriginal leader who was ousted from a First Nations group when he was accused of promoting hatred against Jews is being welcomed back.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080331.wahenakew0331/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20080331.wahenakew0331

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Raids at reserves were long overdue – The Gazette

Raids at reserves were long overdue

The Gazette

Last week’s police raids at Kahnawake, Kanesatake, and Akwesasne were both welcome and long overdue. Nobody should be above the law.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=5778dac9-cf3b-45d5-8e30-7ad2d8bb9802

by NationTalk on March 31, 2008627 Views

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