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NDP to set aside ridings for women, minorities in 2009 provincial election (The Canadian Press)

NDP to set aside ridings for women, minorities in 2009 provincial election

By The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – The NDP have kick-started their election campaign with a pledge to put more women and minorities into the B.C. legislature.

Although the next provincial election isn’t until 2009, NDP Leader Carole James said the enthusiasm that came out of the party’s weekend convention in Vancouver shows they are ready for a fight with the governing Liberals.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/071118/national/bc_ndp_minorities_1

by NationTalk on November 19, 2007758 Views

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Pros and cons of aboriginal gambling operations – Canada East

Pros and cons of aboriginal gambling operations

TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL
Published Monday November 19th, 2007

FREDERICTON – Boosters of a First Nations- run casino in New Brunswick can draw both encouragement and worry from other Canadian forays into aboriginal gambling operations.

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/front/article/131029

by NationTalk on November 19, 20071294 Views

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Smoking kerfuffle riles city casinos -Calgary Sun

Smoking kerfuffle riles city casinos
Owners decry First Nation decision to dodge ban

By TARINA WHITE, SUN MEDIA

Calgary casino operators are fuming that First Nations consider themselves exempt from a provincial smoking ban taking effect in the new year.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2007/11/17/4663513-sun.html

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007781 Views

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Big thaw yields surprises -Toronto Star

Big thaw yields surprises

Nov 17, 2007 04:30 AM
Ed Struzik
ATKINSON FELLOW

KUSAWA LAKE, Yukon–High above the green-grey waters of Kusawa Lake in the southern Yukon sits an ancient swath of snow and ice. Biologist Gerry Kuzyk and his wife Kirsten were hiking up this steep, icy mountainside 10 years ago when a powerful barnyard smell led them to a mound of caribou pellets surrounding antlers sticking out of the snow.

http://www.thestar.com/article/276883

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007872 Views

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Landmark climate report released -Globe and Mail

Landmark climate report released

BOB WEBER
Canadian Press
November 17, 2007 at 3:53 PM EST

The Earth’s climate is warming at a quickening pace, with major implications for northern countries like Canada and threats of human suffering and species extinction around the globe, says a new report from a Nobel-winning UN scientific panel.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071117.wclimate1117/BNStory/National/

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007786 Views

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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART: KENT MONKMAN -Globe and Mail

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART: KENT MONKMAN

NADJA SAYEJ
November 17, 2007

Rarely does Canadian history go glam.

But it does this week at MOCCA, where Kent Monkman, a Toronto-based Cree artist, attempts to rewrite the record from the perspective of a gay aboriginal man. And it is nothing short of sassy.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071117.LISTINGSMAIN17/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007853 Views

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Dozens rally outside inquiry into aboriginal’s treatment -Waterloo Record

Dozens rally outside inquiry into aboriginal’s treatment

The Canadian Press
VANCOUVER

About two dozen people are holding a rally outside the Frank Paul inquiry, saying the public needs to be aware of how aboriginal people are treated.

Some held signs saying No More Police Violence and Justice for Frank Paul.

http://news.therecord.com/News/CanadaWorld/article/270924

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Iqaluit receives $250K donation from U.S. foundation -CBC

Iqaluit receives $250K donation from U.S. foundation

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2007 | 5:16 PM CT
CBC News

The City of Iqaluit is looking for ways to spend a $250,000 donation from an American philanthropic foundation, although some of it is already earmarked for two worthy recipients at the organization’s request.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/16/iqa-fdn.html

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Perpetual pipeline uncertainty – Canada.com

Perpetual pipeline uncertainty

Lisa Schmidt , CanWest News Service
Published: Sunday, November 18, 2007

INUVIK, N.W.T. — In a small wooden shed behind his home, a dust-covered William Gruben rubs a marble carving and searches for the right tool to coax a dancing bear from the milky stone.

The work requires a steady hand and patience, a virtue residents here need a great deal of these days, he says.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=b3c96f55-6e43-42da-95e7-1b6e46dfd1bf&k=9928

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007908 Views

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UN panel warns of climate impact – Canoe.ca

Sun, November 18, 2007
By CP

UN panel warns of climate impact

The Earth’s climate is warming at a quickening pace, with major implications for northern countries such as Canada and threats of human suffering and species extinction around the globe, says a new report from a Nobel-winning UN scientific panel.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/World/2007/11/18/4665088-sun.html

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BC NDP aims to boost female, minority candidate numbers – Globe and Mail

B.C. NDP aims to boost female, minority candidate numbers

IAN BAILEY
Globe and Mail Update
November 17, 2007 at 10:02 PM EST

VANCOUVER — B.C.’s New Democratic Party have endorsed a policy to set aside some riding nominations for female and minority NDP candidates as part of a plan to boost the presence of these groups in the legislature.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071117.wbcndp1117/BNStory/National/home

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007759 Views

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Program keeping Nina’s dreams alive -Edmonton Sun

Help for aboriginal girls to reach their goals

A grieving mother hopes to help girls achieve the dreams that her own daughter wasn’t able to fulfil.

Peacha Atkinson’s 13-year-old daughter Nina Courtepatte was raped, tortured and murdered in April 2005 after being lured from West Edmonton Mall.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Edmonton/2007/11/18/4665468-sun.html

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007693 Views

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Trent U student wins Canada Post award (myKawartha.com)

Trent U student wins Canada Post award

Date: 2007-11-17
By Paul Rellinger

A Trent University student has been honoured with a Canada Post award that celebrates the hard work and determination of Aboriginal people to overcome personal, economic or social adversity in their pursuit of learning.

http://www.mykawartha.com/ka/article/22699

by NationTalk on November 18, 20071025 Views

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Victim needed medical help, inquiry hears (CTV.ca)

Victim needed medical help, inquiry hears

Updated Sat. Nov. 17 2007 8:37 AM ET
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — Police should have called an ambulance for an apparently unconscious Frank Paul instead of dragging him into the city drunk tank, then dumping him in an alley where he died, said a witness at an inquiry into the aboriginal man’s death.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071117/paul_inquiry_071117/20071117?hub=Canada&s_name=

by NationTalk on November 18, 2007735 Views

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Residential school victims won’t be shortchanged: minister -Montreal Gazette

Residential school victims won’t be shortchanged: minister
Full $1.9 billion is still available, Strahl says

ELIZABETH THOMPSON, The Gazette
Published: 14 hours ago

Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl moved to reassure residential school survivors yesterday that they will get the money to which they are entitled.

“The total of the $1.9 billion that was set aside for the common experience payment for residential schools students is available to them,” he told the House of Commons. “It is being processed and the money is being delivered as we speak. Eligible students are getting their money.”

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=8c1da191-8844-4032-aadc-559f84fa3f90&k=65393

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Reserve mulls fight over smoke ban -Edmonton Sun

Reserve mulls fight over smoke ban
New provincial legislation includes native land

By ANDREW HANON AND NICKI THOMAS, SUN MEDIA

Lawyers for the Enoch Cree first nation and the River Cree Resort and Casino spent yesterday poring over Alberta’s Tobacco Reduction Act to determine whether they have a legal fight on their hands.

A spokesman for the resort, located on the Enoch reserve at the western edge of Edmonton, said River Cree’s managers are still confident the law banning smoking across Alberta doesn’t apply to native reserves, which are under federal jurisdiction.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Alberta/2007/11/16/4660210-sun.html

by NationTalk on November 17, 2007842 Views

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Councils/Piikani meet -Pincher Creek Echo

Councils/Piikani meet

By Jocelyn Mercer
Friday November 16, 2007

Councillors from both the Municipal District and Town held a groundbreaking meeting with elders from the Piikani Nation on Tuesday.

Town Mayor Gary Mills said the meeting, which took place at the elder’s centre in Brocket, was the first step in building a better relationship between the three communities.
While all three parties were optimistic they could work together more cooperatively, it is likely to be a slow process.

http://www.pinchercreekecho.com/News/354405.html

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Tsuu T’ina looking to defy butt ban -Calgary Sun

Fri, November 16, 2007

Tsuu T’ina looking to defy butt ban

Members of the Tsuu T’ina First Nation don’t believe a provincewide smoking ban should apply to their land.

Peter Manywounds, a spokesman for the Calgary-area First Nation, lashed out yesterday against the government’s contention that public venues and workplaces on Alberta reserves must also butt out as of New Year’s Day.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2007/11/16/4660445-sun.html

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Local film may captures attention -TB Television

Local film may captures attention

A locally produced movie made to help First Nation youth is now making an impression at film festivals south of the border. Seeking Bimaadiziiwin recently won Best Live Action Short at the American Indian Film Awards.

Seeking Bimaadiziiwin recently won Best Live Action Short at the American Indian Film Awards. Conceived by local psychiatrist, Dr. Paul Mulzer, the film was originally designed as a treatment tool for First Nation youth dealing with issues like depression, racism and suicide. Co-producer Dave Clement says the success of the film has opened the door for others like it.

by NationTalk on November 17, 2007808 Views

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Nuu-chah-nulth Elect New President -AChannel

Nuu-chah-nulth Elect New President

PORT ALBERNI – The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council elected a new President today. Former co-Chief Negotiator of the Maa-nulth Treaty Group, and Huu-ay-aht Whaling Chief Tom Happynook.

Happynook beat out four other candidates to lead the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC), a confederacy of 14 First Nations on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

http://www.achannel.ca/victoria/news_50442.aspx

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Police receive honour for work with natives -Sudbury Star

Police receive honour for work with natives

Updated 5 hours ago

The Greater Sudbury Police Service is being internationally recognized for its program that enhances aboriginal and police relations, and encourages aboriginal students to pursue careers in policing.

At the recent annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the police service was a finalist in the 2007 Webber Seavy Award for Quality in Law Enforcement.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=780474

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Inuvik passes youth curfew -CBC

Inuvik passes youth curfew

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2007 | 10:38 AM CT
CBC News

The town of Inuvik in the Northwest Territories put a curfew in place this week for people under 16 years of age.

Town council passed the curfew bylaw Wednesday, in the hopes that it will cut down on vandalism and break-ins in the town of nearly 3,500.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/16/inuvik-curfew.html

by NationTalk on November 16, 2007952 Views

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N.W.T. shelter braces for problems from residential schools cheques -CBC

N.W.T. shelter braces for problems from residential schools cheques

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2007 | 2:30 PM CT
CBC News

As former students of residential schools begin receiving compensation cheques from the federal government, front-line workers at a Yellowknife women’s shelter are getting ready for what they say could be busy and tough times ahead.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/16/north-payments.html

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Strahl denies report Ottawa dipping into residential schools fund -CBC

Strahl denies report Ottawa dipping into residential schools fund

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2007 | 10:33 AM CT
CBC News

The federal government has denied a report that it is using money earmarked for former residential school students to fund a different federal department.

The Montreal Gazette reported on Thursday that more than $82 million from the Indian Residential School Settlement Trust was moved to Human Resources and Social Development Canada.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/16/residential-schools.html

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Inuit seek share of Doris North project’s safety deposit -CBC

Inuit seek share of Doris North project’s safety deposit

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2007 | 4:18 PM CT
CBC News

The Kitikmeot Inuit Association in western Nunavut plans to talk to federal Indian and Northern Affairs officials about jointly holding a security deposit from Miramar Mining Corp. for its gold mine project near Cambridge Bay.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/15/miramar-deposit.html

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Shear Mineral stock sparkles -The Edmonton Journal

Shear Mineral stock sparkles
Large diamond discovery rings true with investors

The Edmonton Journal

Published: Thursday, November 15
EDMONTON – Shear Minerals Ltd. shares jumped more than 21 per cent Wednesday after the Edmonton company said it had recovered a 5.43 carat diamond from the Churchill Diamond Project in Nunavut.

The diamond is one of eight broken fragments of a mother stone estimated to have been as big as 14 carats, CEO Pamela Strand said.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/business/story.html?id=256bc539-39a8-4a52-a22a-3c9fbaa48e2a

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Closing Arguments Heard in Métis Hunting Case -CBC

Closing arguments heard in Métis hunting case

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2007 | 3:52 PM CT
CBC News

A court in Brandon, Man., heard closing arguments Thursday in a precedent-setting trial over Métis hunting rights.

Will Goodon was charged in 2004 after he shot a duck without a provincial hunting licence. He did possess a Métis “harvester” card, issued by the Manitoba Métis Federation, but the province has refused to recognize those cards.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/11/15/metis-hunting.html

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Metis Flag at City Hall ‘a Long Time Coming’ -The London Free Press

Metis flag at city hall ‘a long time coming’

Fri, November 16, 2007
By JENNIFER O’BRIEN, SUN MEDIA

A Metis flag will fly from London city hall for the first time today, a move made possible when the city changed its flag policy to recognize this year’s gay pride festival.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/CityandRegion/2007/11/16/4660298-sun.html

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Yukon’s only indie music label to stop recording -CBC

Yukon’s only indie music label to stop recording

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2007 | 2:48 PM CT
CBC News

Caribou Records, the only multi-artist record label based in the Yukon Territory, is about to stop issuing recordings.

The company, set up in Whitehorse in 1995 to record and distribute music for Yukon roots artists, is losing out to digital downloading, according to David Petkovich, one of the founding partners.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/15/caribou-records.html

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Dawson volunteer ambulance crews back at work -CBC

Dawson volunteer ambulance crews back at work
Deal with government includes standby pay, full-time paramedic

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2007 | 8:29 AM CT
CBC News

Volunteer ambulance attendants in Dawson City, Yukon, have picked up their radios again after four months of withholding services in a dispute with the Yukon government.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/16/dawson-ambulance.html

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First Nations’ Diabetes Epidemic Needs Attention -The StarPhoenix

First Nations’ diabetes epidemic needs attention

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, November 16, 2007

Wednesday was World Diabetes Day, but with the provincial election and Remembrance Day it passed under the radar. This is too bad, because diabetes quickly is becoming the modern epidemic for First Nations people.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/business/story.html?id=485e13a9-3f94-4a72-9a50-d2c5efc4e750

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Aglukark Happy Going it Alone -The StarPhoenix

Aglukark happy going it alone

Adrian Chamberlain, CanWest News Service
Published: Friday, November 16, 2007

When Susan Aglukark left her record label in 2003, she faced hard decisions.

“Not the least was whether I would continue as a recording artist,” said Aglukark, 40.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/lifestyle/story.html?id=4954782a-0333-41d0-b0c6-e05fcb2c4a13

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Renovated digs go by the board – Times Colonist

Renovated digs go by the board
Child-welfare officials to meet in luxury hotel

Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist
Published: Friday, November 16, 2007

B.C.’s deputy minister for children will meet with aboriginal child-welfare officials at a luxury hotel in Richmond next week instead of her new First Nations-friendly boardroom in Victoria.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=65992b76-d199-4906-88b6-1f1a70859900

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Federal Liberal leader endorses city strategy to fight homelessness – Times Colonist

Dion endorses city strategy to fight homelessness

Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist
Published: Friday, November 16, 2007

Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion yesterday endorsed Victoria’s strategy to fight homelessness and vowed that a government under his leadership would be a partner in the battle.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=7a742e55-6ee3-4e1d-b137-eeab897a7c54

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Saving the wolves of the Great Bear Rainforest – Globe and Mail

Saving the wolves of the Great Bear Rainforest
What we believe about the wolves of the B.C. coastal mainland is riddled with a pack of misconceptions, a naturalist finds

SID TAFLER
From Friday’s Globe and Mail
November 16, 2007 at 4:49 AM EST

VICTORIA — Ian McAllister coined the phrase Great Bear Rainforest to describe the wild B.C. mainland coast between northern Vancouver Island and Alaska.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071116.wbcwolf16/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20071116.wbcwolf16

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Leach receives Aboriginal award (winnipegsun.com)

Leach receives Aboriginal award

By SUN WIRE SERVICES

OTTAWA — Hockey legend Reggie Leach is among 14 winners of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award for 2008.

The 57-year-old from Riverton was known as the Riverton Rifle for the deadly accurate shot that made him a top goal-scorer.

http://winnipegsun.com/Sports/Hockey/2007/11/16/4660086-sun.html

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Construction of New Saskatchewan Hog Slaughtering Plant Expected … – Farms.com Daily Press

Construction of New Saskatchewan Hog Slaughtering Plant Expected to Begin Next Spring

By: Bruce Cochrane.
11/16/2007 —

Fishing Lake First Nation expects to be in a position to break ground for the construction of a new one million head per year capacity hog slaughtering plant in Saskatoon by this coming spring.

http://www.farms.com/news/readstory.asp?storyid=13647

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‘It was controlling my life,’ former alcoholic says; Students hear … – Sudbury Star

‘It was controlling my life,’ former alcoholic says; Students hear key message as part of Drug Awareness Week

Posted By Laura Stradiotto
Posted 2 hours ago

At first, Vince Pawis didn’t see himself as an alcoholic.

A police officer in a First Nation community, his image of an alcoholic included a liquor bottle wrapped in a paper bag.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=778813&auth=Laura+Stradiotto

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Life on some reserves ‘unacceptable,’ minister says – Globe and Mail

Life on some reserves ‘unacceptable,’ minister says

CHINTA PUXLEY
The Canadian Press
November 16, 2007 at 5:03 AM EST

TORONTO — The living conditions on some Ontario first nation reserves, where contaminated land has forced several communities to close their local schools, are “offensive” and “unacceptable,” Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant said yesterday.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071116.wnative16/BNStory/National/Ontario/

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Millbrook, major investor give Melford project money so cargo … – ChronicleHerald.ca

Millbrook, major investor give Melford project money so cargo ships can come in

By TOM PETERS Business Reporter
Fri. Nov 16 – 6:39 AM

Melford International Terminal Inc., developer of a marine cargo terminal at the Strait of Canso, is about to receive a financial boost that will help finance the initial stages of its $300-million project.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Business/985230.html

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Reserves condition ‘offensive’ – London Free Press

Reserves condition ‘offensive’

Fri, November 16, 2007
By SUN MEDIA NEWS SERVICES

TORONTO — The living conditions on some Ontario First Nation reserves, where contaminated land has forced several communities to close their local schools, are “offensive” and “unacceptable,” Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant said yesterday.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2007/11/16/4660325-sun.html

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NHL legend heads up award winners – Globe and Mail

NHL legend heads up award winners

The Canadian Press
November 16, 2007

OTTAWA — Hockey legend Reggie Leach is among 14 winners of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award for 2008.

The 57-year-old from Riverton, Man., was known as the Riverton Rifle for the deadly accurate shot that made him a top goal-scorer.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071116.AWARDS16/TPStory/National

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Aboriginal band buys into hog operation – Globe and Mail

Aboriginal band buys into hog operation

November 16, 2007

Saskatoon — A Saskatchewan Indian band has become a major financial partner in a proposed hog slaughtering plant in Saskatoon.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071116.NATS16-4/TPStory/National

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Teen athlete wins provincial award -Prince George Free Press

Teen athlete wins provincial award

By Alistair McInnis – Prince George Free Press – November 09, 2007

Receiving a provincial sports award is a special recognition for Coast Inn of the North Midget AAA Cougars centre Dylan Willick.

The fact the award celebrates native heritage is an added bonus.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/pgfreepress/sports/11118856.html

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N.B. First Nations Could Face Litigation over Casino -CBC

N.B. First Nations could face litigation over casino

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2007 | 10:37 AM AT
The Canadian Press

Ambitions among New Brunswick First Nations groups to build a casino independent of government will likely meet with litigation as the province defends its legal high ground on gaming issues, experts contend.

That is, if the province doesn’t wilfully ignore First Nations gambling pursuits to avoid a contentious political showdown.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2007/11/15/fn-casino.html

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First Nations Demand Stake in New Mining Developments -CBC

First Nations demand stake in new mining developments

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2007 | 9:31 AM CT
CBC News

First Nations leaders in Manitoba say they’ll stall the province’s booming mining industry if they don’t benefit sufficiently from new operations.

Mining exploration and development in Manitoba is at unprecedented levels, provincial officials say, but much of that development takes place on First Nations’ traditional territory.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/11/15/mba-mining.html

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More Arrows Fly in Metis Battle -Lakeside Leader

More arrows fly in Metis battle

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Apparently last month’s attack by Trevor Gladue on Metis Nation of Alberta President Audrey Poitras was only the first salvo in a war of words. This week, the MNA vice president accused Poitras of financial mismanagement.

“Invoices and other documents have come to light showing that Audrey Poitras…authorized personal expenditures not allowed under the MNA bylaws,” Gladue said in a Nov. 5 news release.

http://www.lakesideleader.com/newsroom/volume36/071114/story2.html

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Arctic homelessness hardest on women, Ottawa should help:study -CP

Arctic homelessness hardest on women, Ottawa should help:study

Lyda Fuller heard a heartache’s worth of sad stories as she interviewed northern women about how hard it is to find a home for themselves and their children, but one comment was particularly chilling.

“I’ve thought about hiring someone to beat me up so I can stay at the women’s shelter,” one Iqaluit woman says in the study of Canada’s three Arctic territories.

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hLP6KKQQkqnQ7pamzByG7AheHTlw

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Lack of Housing Hits Women, Children Hardest -The Globe and Mail

Lack of housing hits women, children hardest

BOB WEBER
The Canadian Press
November 15, 2007

Lyda Fuller heard many sad stories as she interviewed northern women about how hard it is to find a home for themselves and their children, but one comment was particularly chilling.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071115.HOMELESS15/TPStory/National

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Tories transfer funding -Montreal Gazette

Tories transfer funding
‘Shell game,’ Critics say. Money for residential school victims goes to summer jobs program

ELIZABETH THOMPSON, The Gazette
Published: 5 minutes ago

The Conservative government is quietly dipping into the fund set aside to compensate victims of Indian residential schools and is using the money to fund new spending and to pay for cost overruns in its summer jobs program, The Gazette has learned.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/story.html?id=b828dffc-c12d-4fd9-91d9-51d1f80808d3&k=50980

by NationTalk on November 15, 2007754 Views

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