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Canada letting kids down, report says -Toronto Star

Canada letting kids down, report says

Nov 20, 2007 04:30 AM
Laurie Monsebraaten
staff reporter

Canada has been sluggish in upholding the rights and well-being of its children, says a new report to be released today on the 18th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

http://www.thestar.com/article/277992

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Implementation of child-rights convention spotty: report -Globe and Mail

Implementation of child-rights convention spotty: report

COLIN PERKEL
The Canadian Press
November 20, 2007 at 6:37 AM EST

TORONTO — Stubborn poverty, growing obesity and the number of children in state care are symptoms of Canada’s failure to live up to its obligations as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child comes of age, a new report concludes.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071120.wchildrights1120/BNStory/National/

by NationTalk on November 21, 2007766 Views

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Some students left out of payments – Regina Leader-Post

Some students left out of payments

Jill Smith, Saskatchewan News Network; CanWest News Service
Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2007

SASKATOON — As Marjorie Quewezance wipes tears from her eyes, recounting her years at St. Phillip’s Residential School, she wonders, “how did we manage to fall through the cracks?”

Quewezance, 46, who is from the Keeseekoose First Nation near Kamsack, attended the school from 1966 until 1974 as a day student.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=dc408699-5aaa-4a86-a493-40dbd9c495ca

by NationTalk on November 21, 2007725 Views

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Red tape blocks ring road – Canoe.ca

Wed, November 21, 2007

Red tape blocks ring road
Appraisal of Tsuu T’ina land needed for right-of-way delayed until 2008

By DAVE DORMER, SUN MEDIA

Construction on Calgary’s southwest ring road has hit another road block following reports an appraisal scheduled to be finished in October likely won’t be completed until the new year.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2007/11/21/4672850-sun.html

by NationTalk on November 21, 2007634 Views

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Two land claims take two very different paths – Globe and Mail

Two land claims take two very different paths
Negotiations led to the Maa-nulth Treaty, while a court is set to decide who owns the Nemiah Valley. Is one way superior to the other?

JUSTINE HUNTER
November 21, 2007

VICTORIA — A landmark court ruling on land claims is expected today to give a small band in B.C.’s central Interior substantial powers to manage a large tract of their traditional lands, while sending reverberations throughout Canada’s treaty process.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071121.BCTREATY21/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on November 21, 2007763 Views

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Gov’t Urged to Speed up Process -The Chilliwack Times

Gov’t urged to speed up process

Paul J. Henderson, The Times
Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Indian Affairs Minister and local MP Chuck Strahl has flatly denied media reports millions of dollars had been taken from the Indian Residential School Settlement Trust to pay for cost overruns elsewhere.

http://www.canada.com/chilliwacktimes/news/story.html?id=5307eaa9-3e46-43d5-8038-e7a514939d77

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007783 Views

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SIAST, SIIT Form Curriculum Partnership -The StarPhoenix

SIAST, SIIT form curriculum partnership

The StarPhoenix
Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies and SIAST formed a partnership Monday in an effort to create a consistent curriculum at both schools.

The pair of institutions will share and develop courses for programs both schools offer, said David Walls, senior vice-president, academic at SIAST.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=4aa1bc23-7e88-4d02-b487-d5b9bb83b0cd

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007891 Views

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Complaints Against RCMP Skyrocketed in Nunavut, Commission Finds -CBC

Complaints against RCMP skyrocketed in Nunavut, commission finds
Nunavut has 3 times more complaints this year than Yukon, and twice as many as N.W.T.

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 | 9:33 AM CT
CBC News

The number of complaints against the RCMP in Nunavut has gone up dramatically over the past few years, according to figures from an independent agency that handles such complaints.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/20/nu-rcmp.html

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007741 Views

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Winnipeg to name new police chief – CBC

Winnipeg to name new police chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 | 8:26 AM CT
CBC News

Officials with the City of Winnipeg are expected to announce the name of the city’s next police chief on Tuesday morning.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/11/20/police-chief.html

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007860 Views

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Opportunity knocks at Cold Lake First Nations (The Cold Lake Sun)

Opportunity knocks at Cold Lake First Nations

Chris Miller
Tuesday November 20, 2007

If the third annual Aboriginal Career Days last week are any indication, economic opportunities have never been more bountiful at Cold Lake First Nations.

http://www.coldlakesun.com/News/355470.html

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007650 Views

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Canada not meeting obligations to children: UNICEF (CTV.ca)

Canada not meeting obligations to children: UNICEF

Updated Tue. Nov. 20 2007 9:00 AM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

Canada is failing its children under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as poverty, obesity and mental illness rates rise, a new UNICEF report said Tuesday.

The report, released to coincide with National Child Day, says a great number of Canadian children live below the international standards adopted by 192 countries 18 years ago, creating an urgent need for a national action plan.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071120/UNICEF_children_071120/20071120?hub=TopStories&s_name=

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007936 Views

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Sotheby’s auction breaks 18 records (The Globe and Mail)

Sotheby’s auction breaks 18 records
Market for Canadian art appears strong as Jungen mask goes for five times its presale estimate, works by Thomson and Fortin draw top dollar

JAMES ADAMS
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
November 20, 2007 at 3:33 AM EST

A sculpture made of deconstructed Nike Air Jordan running shoes and hand-sewn into the shape of an aboriginal-style mask was a big hit at yesterday’s sale in Toronto of important Canadian art by Sotheby’s/Ritchies auctioneers.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071120.wauction20/BNStory/Entertainment/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20071120.wauction20

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007768 Views

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Canada’s implementation of UN child-rights convention spotty: new report (The Canadian Press)

Canada’s implementation of UN child-rights convention spotty: new report

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Stubborn poverty, growing obesity and the number of children in state care are symptoms of Canada’s failure to live up to its obligations as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child comes of age, a new report concludes.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/071120/national/children_rights_1

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007784 Views

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Ex-Eskasoni chief loses cancer battle – ChronicleHerald.ca

Ex-Eskasoni chief loses cancer battle

By GORDON DELANEY Staff Reporter
Tue. Nov 20 – 7:10 AM

Former chief Allison Bernard of the Eskasoni First Nation in Cape Breton County died Monday after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Bernard, who headed Nova Scotia’s largest Mi’kmaq community for 20 years, was 64. He leaves behind his wife and seven children.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/986040.html

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007879 Views

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Local Leaders To Celebrate Treaty With Maa-nulth – Westcoaster

Local Leaders To Celebrate Treaty With Maa-nulth

By Keven Drews

Alberni-Clayoquot communities will be well represented in Victoria when the Liberal government introduces the Maa-nulth Treaty in the legislature Wednesday.

The five Maa-nulth nations have invited local mayors and municipal councillors to be a part of the historic event.

http://www.westcoaster.ca/modules/AMS/article.php?storyid=3047

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007769 Views

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Aboriginals, activists arrive at courthouse as Pickton trial winds down (The Canadian Press)

Aboriginals, activists arrive at courthouse as Pickton trial winds down

By The Canadian Press

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – The daughter of one of the women Robert Pickton is accused of murdering says the ongoing trial has made it an enormously stressful year.

Brittney Frey was among a larger crowd that showed up as the trial enters its final phase with closing arguments beginning Monday. Aboriginal women and activists are also there and say life on Vancouver’s decrepit Downtown Eastside hasn’t improved despite the spotlight the trial has shone on the neighbourhood.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/071119/national/crime_pickton_58

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007892 Views

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Big blaze leaves many homeless – Portage Daily Graphic

Big blaze leaves many homeless

By Daily Graphic Staff
Monday November 19, 2007

Portage la Prairie Emergency Services responded to an extensive fire at a residence near the Dakota Tipi First Nation, south of the city, at 6:13 p.m. on Saturday.

Five fire trucks and 20 firefighters were called out to the blaze that engulfed the two-storey structure that was home to approximately 14 people.

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/Top%20Stories/355313.html

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007827 Views

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Victim had violent history, officer tells inquiry -CTV

Victim had violent history, officer tells inquiry

Updated Mon. Nov. 19 2007 2:34 PM ET
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver police officer has told an inquiry into the death of Frank Paul that he arrested the man because he was belligerent and drunk to the point that he couldn’t stand up.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071119/paul_inquiry_071119/20071119/

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007779 Views

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Soaring prices hit Nunavut fuel stabilization fund -CBC

Soaring prices hit Nunavut fuel stabilization fund

Last Updated: Monday, November 19, 2007 | 9:08 AM CT
CBC News

Despite raising prices at the pumps earlier this month, the Nunavut government estimates that the rising cost of fuel will require it to bolster the fund it uses to stabilize fuel prices in the territory.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/19/fuel-fund.html

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007912 Views

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Yukon doctors call for homeless youth shelter -CBC

Yukon doctors call for homeless youth shelter

Last Updated: Monday, November 19, 2007 | 11:29 AM CT
CBC News

A new homeless shelter for youth topped a list of priorities Yukon doctors are sending to the territorial government following the Yukon Medical Association’s annual meeting on Friday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/19/yma-meet.html

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N.W.T. premier warns of financial challenges ahead -CBC

N.W.T. premier warns of financial challenges ahead

Last Updated: Monday, November 19, 2007 | 3:30 PM CT
CBC News

After one month as premier of the Northwest Territories, Floyd Roland said the territorial government must get its fiscal house in order, warning that the government does not have enough money to keep up with funding demands.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/19/nwt-roland.html

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007810 Views

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Yukon Premier Fentie in Vancouver for treatment -CBC

Yukon Premier Fentie in Vancouver for treatment

Last Updated: Monday, November 19, 2007 | 3:32 PM CT
CBC News

Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie is in Vancouver for medical treatment this week, although there’s no word on what ails him.

A short news release issued by his office Monday states that Fentie needs further treatment related to a recent, unspecified, surgery.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/19/yk-fentie.html

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007782 Views

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Government to shut down popular, independent health advice website -Canada.com

Government to shut down popular, independent health advice website

Norma Greenaway , CanWest News Service
Published: Sunday, November 18, 2007

OTTAWA — The federal Conservative government is axing a popular, bilingual and user-friendly website that provides citizens and medical professionals with reliable, non-commercial information on how to stay healthy and prevent injury and disease.

The decision, quietly relayed to website partners earlier this month, means the Canadian Health Network will shut down at the end of March. This will allow the Public Health Agency of Canada to cut $7 million of the $16.7 million it was ordered to cut from its grants to outside groups in the coming fiscal year.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/politics/story.html?id=a0116cf0-987a-4586-ae9f-12744d857b15&k=65860

by NationTalk on November 19, 2007753 Views

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Treaty, Environment Bill top B.C. Agenda -Globe and Mail

Treaty, environment bill top B.C. agenda

The Canadian Press
November 19, 2007 at 8:27 AM EST

VICTORIA — Legislation aimed at ratifying another First Nations treaty and a bill to combat global warming are expected this week as the B.C. legislature resumes its fall sitting.

Both the Liberal and New Democratic parties are expected to vote quickly in favour of ratifying the Maa-nulth treaty, a $100-million deal involving the transfer of 240 square kilometres to five Vancouver Island First Nations.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071119.wbchouse1119/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20071119.wbchouse1119

by NationTalk on November 19, 2007874 Views

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Impacts of tar sands under scrutiny – McGill Daily

Impacts of tar sands under scrutiny

By Sara Constantineau
News Writer

An independent publication is trying to shock the public into understanding the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the Alberta tar sands.

http://www.mcgilldaily.com/view.php?aid=6711

by NationTalk on November 19, 2007754 Views

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Former NS aboriginal chief awaiting fraud trial dies after battle … – The Daily News

Former N.S. aboriginal chief awaiting fraud trial dies after battle with cancer

The Canadian Press

SYDNEY, N.S. – A former Nova Scotia First Nations chief who was accused of corruption during his final term in office has died after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Allison Bernard, 64, of Eskasoni passed away in hospital today with his wife and seven children by his side.

http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=81601&sc=89

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Land-claims trial takes unusual turn – Globe and Mail

Land-claims trial takes unusual turn

SID TAFLER
Special to The Globe and Mail
November 19, 2007

VICTORIA — B.C. Supreme Court Justice David Vickers has taken the extraordinary step of arranging a lockup for the fleet of lawyers involved in the Xeni Gwet’in Chilcotin native land-claims trial, sources say.

Mr. Justice David Vickers also plans to send his decision, expected as soon as this week, to the Queen’s Printer for an extended print run.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071119.BCWILLIAM19/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on November 19, 2007803 Views

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Diabetes a scourge to First Nations – Regina Leader-Post

Diabetes a scourge to First Nations

Doug Cuthand, The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, November 19, 2007

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

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=b29ca7fe-e69d-48ef-a7ba-7678abf99b33

by NationTalk on November 19, 2007878 Views

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Healing not punishment – Regina Leader-Post

Healing not punishment

Karen Brownlee, Leader-Post
Published: Monday, November 19, 2007

Getting tough on criminals may seem to many Canadians the appropriate way to reduce crime rates, but a conference recently held in Regina challenged that idea.

Participants attempted to answer the question “Will peace, restorative justice and human rights reduce crime?” Otto Driedger, one of those who organized the event for Friday and Saturday, said yes.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=0cf18351-3453-414d-8203-7c79193495af

by NationTalk on November 19, 2007928 Views

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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

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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, 2007782 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, 2007787 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

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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

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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

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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

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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=

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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