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Native-schools payments backlogged in Ottawa -Globe and Mail

Native-schools payments backlogged in Ottawa

The Canadian Press
November 8, 2007

Ottawa — A swamped federal government is scrambling to clear a huge backlog of applications that has delayed payment of native schools compensation claims.

Since Sept. 19, more than 71,000 people who attended Indian residential schools have applied for their share of a $2-billion settlement program.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071108.NATS08-1/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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Heads rolling over Nunavut Business Credit Corp. report -CBC

Heads rolling over Nunavut Business Credit Corp. report

Last Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2007 | 1:24 PM CT
CBC News

The Nunavut government continued to reel from a damning auditor general’s report on the Nunavut Business Credit Corp., as Finance Minister David Simailak fired his assistant and accepted resignations from three of the Crown corporation’s board members.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/08/nu-nbcc.html

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Native Dancers Turfed -The Winnipeg Sun

Native Dancers Turfed
‘Prejudice,’ says mom

Thu, November 8, 2007
By JULIE HORBAL, SUN MEDIA

Kim Houle is still struggling to explain the harsh realities of discrimination to her children and grandchildren after their aboriginal dance group was turfed from a charity event’s bill.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Winnipeg/2007/11/08/4639673-sun.html

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Tiny Arctic hamlet in mourning -Edmonton Journal

Tiny Arctic hamlet in mourning

Richard Foot and Andrew Seymour, CanWest News Service
Published: 6:31 am

Police in Nunavut have formally charged a 37-year-old Inuit man with the murder of Const. Douglas Scott, a young, well-loved RCMP officer shot in this tiny Arctic hamlet on Monday.

Pingoatuk Kolola — known as “Ping” to everyone in Kimmirut — was charged Wednesday in Iqaluit, about 120 kilometres north of Kimmirut, where he remains in custody accused of shooting the rookie Mountie.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/story.html?id=d0c9d6cf-a9a6-4f5c-8635-651a5c8e6d84&k=53078

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Parables Told Through Animation – Edmonton Journal

Parables told through animation
Visually stunning series a co-production of Edmonton and Yukon entertainment companies

Elizabeth Withey, The Edmonton Journal
Published: 1:52 am

ANASH AND THE LEGACY OF THE SUN-ROCK

Time and channel: Today at 7:30 a.m., repeats at 5 p.m. on APTN, channel 92

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/culture/story.html?id=03e49c1d-f58c-4920-a404-e6551b43464b&k=75215

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Ex-PM keen to pay for native students -Winnipeg Free Press

Ex-PM keen to pay for native students

Paul Martin eyes Winnipeg for business course

Thu Nov 8 2007
By Nick Martin

FORMER prime minister Paul Martin wants to personally finance a business program for aboriginal students at a Winnipeg high school.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/life/story/4073385p-4674509c.html

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In the Spirit of Healing -Ottawa Sun

In the Spirit of Healing
Victims of Violence centre recruits renowned aboriginal artist for national campaign

When Gary and Sharon Rosenfeldt’s 16-year-old son Daryn was abducted, raped and murdered by serial killer Clifford Olson in 1981, their loss was made worse by a lack of support.

In 1984, the Rosenfeldts helped launch Victims of Violence Canadian Centre for Missing Children, a national non-profit agency offering support, education and crime prevention programs.

http://ottsun.canoe.ca/News/OttawaAndRegion/2007/11/08/4639459-sun.html

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Gun Laws Don’t Need Tightening: Nunavut Leaders -CBC

Gun laws don’t need tightening: Nunavut leaders

Last Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2007
CBC News

The shooting death of an RCMP officer in Nunavut this week should not prompt tighter gun laws, leaders in the territory said Wednesday.

As Nunavut MLAs voiced their sadness over Const. Douglas Scott’s death, questions arose in the legislative assembly over gun safety in a territory where most households have at least one firearm, which is used to hunt seals, caribou and other wildlife.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/08/nu-firearms.html

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Controversial plan to hand over UBC golf course finalized -CBC

Controversial plan to hand over UBC golf course finalized

Last Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2007 | 4:17 PM ET

A deal has been reached that will see the Musqueam First Nation Band given the University Golf Course, millions of dollars and a portion of Pacific Spirit Park, CBC News has learned.

The deal includes the 50-hectare University Golf Course, located on University of British Columbia endowment lands, 14 hectares of land from Pacific Spirit Park, which is adjacent to the current Musqueam location, plus millions in cash, sources said Wednesday night.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/11/07/bc-golfcourse.html

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Chief Demands $2B More for Education -Winnipeg Free Press

Chief demands $2B more for education

Thu Nov 8 2007
By Nick Martin

CANADA is denying 10,000 aboriginal young people a post-secondary education because of federal underfunding, Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine charged Wednesday.

“Young people are being shortchanged. It’s not fair in a country as rich as Canada is. We need $2 billion in new funding.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/story/4073312p-4674446c.html

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Book Details Life of Riel Supporter -StarPhoenix

Book details life of Riel supporter

Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, November 08, 2007

REGINA (SNN) — Honore Jaxon was a man eager to stand with pickets and challenge the status quo. Relatively unknown, he has peppered news pages since 1885.

University of Regina history Prof. Donald Smith’s book Honore Jaxon: Prairie Visionary, once again reinforces the story of Jaxon in Canadian history.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=41cb96cf-0359-4d05-b9ef-b893072d1010

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Cancer fears spark call to halt oilsands growth -Canada.com

Cancer fears spark call to halt oilsands growth
Study finds unsafe levels of carcinogens downstream from oil developments

Jon Harding, Financial Post
Published: Thursday, November 08, 2007

CALGARY — Aboriginal leaders living downstream of oilsands developments in Alberta’s northeast Athabasca region are renewing calls for a moratorium on new oilsands projects due to high levels of carcinogens found in water, sediment and wildlife.

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=ce711bbe-10d2-4c67-9d77-506d619edfbc&k=5393

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Report blasts Nunavut Crown corporation -Chronicle Herald

Report blasts Nunavut Crown corporation

By The Canadian Press
Thu. Nov 8 – 6:16 AM

A harshly worded report by the federal auditor general into the lending practices of a Nunavut Crown corporation has left heads rolling across the tundra and led to records being turned over to the RCMP.

The situation at the Nunavut Business Credit Corp., which oversees about $23 million in loans to 51 businesses in the Eastern Arctic, has been so bad that Sheila Fraser’s office “could not form an opinion” on the agency’s books.

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Canada’s Environment Minister Sued Over Unreported Mine Waste -ENS

Canada’s Environment Minister Sued Over Unreported Mine Waste

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, November 7, 2007 (ENS) – Two conservation groups launched legal action today against Canada’s Minister of Environment seeking to force the reporting of what they claim are “hundreds of millions of kilos of toxic mining waste being kept secret from the Canadian public.”

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/nov2007/2007-11-07-02.asp

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New technology carrying culture into the future -Miramichi Leader

Interesting People
Judy Bowman
Published Monday November 5th, 2007

Remember the old Star Trek series in the 60s? We’d see Bones in sick bay scanning sick or injured life forms in beds that scanned and monitored vital signs; they could distinguish Klingon and Romulan biology. On the bridge, Captain Kirk would say “on screen” and he would talk to other humans or life forms from light years away, often solving the conflicts long before weapons came into play. I was always intrigued by that possibility and thought “wouldn’t it be great if we could do that?”

http://miramichileader.canadaeast.com/search/article/117836

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Kreviazuk searches for family’s past -Regina Leader-Post

Kreviazuk searches for family’s past

Alex Strachan, CanWest News Service
Published: Thursday, November 08, 2007

The quiet, understated genealogy program Who Do You Think You Are? features a calming, often moving outing tonight, as Chantal Kreviazuk ventures from the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles’ pop-music scene to the wintry flats of Manitoba in search of her family past.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=7add7922-a014-483c-8562-5a70316ea91e

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Aboriginal economy plans to expand -The Daily News

Aboriginal economy plans to expand

Last updated at 6:46 AM on 08/11/07
PAUL MCLEOD

Plans for aboriginals to better integrate into the economy were laid out yesterday in Halifax.

Business and First Nations leaders, as well as representatives of government gathered to hear the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nation Chiefs Secretariat Inc. launch their vision to build an Aboriginal economy.

http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=78482&sc=96

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BC politicians approve first urban land-claim treaty – Globe and Mail

B.C. politicians approve first urban land-claim treaty
Deal with Tsawwassen First Nation for 700 hectares of prime land south of Vancouver, plus $14-million in cash, makes history

The Canadian Press
November 8, 2007

VICTORIA — B.C. politicians voted in favour of Canada’s first urban land-claims treaty yesterday and they’re looking to ratify a second treaty later this month.

http://news.google.ca/news/url?sa=T&ct=ca/1-0&fd=R&url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071108.TREATY08/TPStory/National&cid=1123169507&ei=ZCAzR7fhIqiGqwPztNDqAQ

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Verdict at inquest set girl’s spirit free, mother says – Times Colonist

Verdict at inquest set girl’s spirit free, mother says

Lori Culbert, CanWest News Service
Published: Thursday, November 08, 2007

VANCOUVER — It took nearly seven years, but Corinna Hall now believes her little girl’s spirit is at peace.

“It took me this long. I felt that half of my heart was gone, and now I feel that [Savannah] gave it back to me,” Hall said yesterday in her first extensive interview since a coroner’s inquest jury decided last weekend that her daughter’s death was a homicide.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=b02aca10-4aaf-4801-94c3-12ab029c4c5f

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BC government ratifies historic Tsawwassen First Nation treaty – CBC

B.C. government ratifies historic Tsawwassen First Nation treaty

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The B.C. legislature has given final approval to a historic urban aboriginal land-claim treaty on Wednesday despite some dissenting voices and a few absences.

By a vote of 63 to four, MLAs ratified the Tsawwassen First Nation treaty, the province’s first native treaty after 15 years of negotiations.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/11/07/bc-treaty.html

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Aboriginals ‘shortchanged’ on education: Fontaine -Winnipeg Free Press

Fontaine slams education underfunding

Updated at 12:10 PM
By Nick Martin

Canada is denying 10,000 aboriginal young people a post-secondary education because of federal underfunding, Grand Chief Phil Fontaine of the Assembly of First Nations said this morning.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/story/4072443p-4673954c.html

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Waubetek awards gala goes Thursday (The Sudbury Star)

Waubetek awards gala goes Thursday

Posted By Harold Carmichael
Posted 4 hours ago

Shane Yellowbird, who won the Chevy Rising Star Award at the 2007 Canadian Country Music Awards in September, is among five artists scheduled to perform at the Waubetek Business Development Corporation’s 2007 Aboriginal Business Awards Gala on Thursday at Casino Rama near Orillia.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=765803&auth=Harold+Carmichael

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Ovide Mercredi installed as chancellor of Manitoba’s newest university (CBC)

Ovide Mercredi installed as chancellor of Manitoba’s newest university

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 | 10:24 AM CT
CBC News

Ovide Mercredi has been installed as the first chancellor of the University College of the North, which serves students above the 53rd parallel.

Mercredi was honoured in a ceremony at the university’s The Pas campus on Tuesday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/11/07/mercredi-chancellor.html?ref=rss

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Cree Vet Is the Last Warrior -CNews

Cree vet is the last warrior

Murray Whetung strung telephone wire from Juno Beach to Germany. At age 85 he salutes the other 49 brave men of Curve Lake who enlisted

By MIKE STROBEL
The Toronto Sun

Yet, before the night has come, have I lived to see the last warrior of the wise race of the Mohicans
— James Fenimore Cooper

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/11/07/4637648-sun.html

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Chiefs Threaten Legal Action over Kapyong -The Winnipeg Free Press

Chiefs threaten legal action over Kapyong
Claim they are entitled to land

Wed Nov 7 2007
By Alexandra Paul

SEVEN southern Manitoba First Nations warned Ottawa Tuesday they will go to court to halt the sale of the land and the buildings around the Kapyong Barracks.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/story/4072187p-4673788c.html

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Program to Boost Aboriginal Graduate Numbers -Globe and Mail

Program to boost aboriginal graduate numbers

ELIZABETH CHURCH
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
November 7, 2007 at 4:58 AM EST

University and aboriginal leaders will gather in Winnipeg today to kick-start an ambitious plan to boost the number of native graduates from Canadian campuses.

“This is one of the most significant educational issues we are facing,” said Lloyd Axworthy, president of the University of Winnipeg and a key organizer of the event. “The aboriginal population is one of Canada’s great assets because it is a young population. If fully educated and fully trained, it would give us a huge step up compared to other countries.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071107.wuniversity07/BNStory/National/home

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Bands Protest Pipeline -The StarPhoenix

Bands protest pipeline

CanWest News Service
Published: Wednesday, November 07, 2007

BRANDON, Man. (CNS) — Several First Nations groups in southeast Manitoba have picked a fight with one of the country’s largest oil and gas distributors, in an effort to force the Canadian government to honour its treaty obligations.

In January 2006, Enbridge Pipelines Inc. announced plans for a $1.8-billion expansion of its main line — from five pipelines to six — to ship an extra 400,000 barrels of oilsands crude per day from Alberta to Wisconsin.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/business/story.html?id=dbb5575c-c563-48bb-84f2-57a5c33e8884

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Teen incident in Labrador lockup deplorable: justice minister (CBC)

Teen incident in Labrador lockup deplorable: justice minister

Wed Nov 7, 5:28 AM

ST..JOHNS (CBC) – The treatment of a teenager in a Labrador lockup has sparked the ire of Newfoundland and Labrador’s new justice minister, who vows it will not happen again on his watch.

“It was unacceptable and I would go so far as to say intolerable,” Jerome Kennedy said Tuesday, responding to how a 14-year-old boy was held in the RCMP lockup in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for eight days without being given a shower.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/071107/stjohns/stjohns_kennedy_lockup_1

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Strahl came bearing financial gifts -Whitehorse Star

Strahl came bearing financial gifts

By STEPHANIE WADDELL

Millions of dollars will be coming into the territory from Ottawa for projects ranging from mapping to log home construction.

Indian Affairs and Northern Development Minister Chuck Strahl made the announcement Monday in Whitehorse, during his first visit in that portfolio.

http://www.whitehorsestar.com/auth.php?r=49057

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Drug prevention program encourages smart decision-making -Tb News Source

Drug prevention program encourages smart decision-making

Tb News Source
Web Posted: 11/6/2007 8:02:25 PM

Hundreds of elementary school students were pitted in a race Tuesday against drugs as part of a themed approach being used to steer youngsters away from destructive recreational use of alcohol and drugs.

The interactive program called Racing Against Drugs, is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and targets students in the Gr. 4 to 6 age group. The two-hour sessions run for three days at Fort William First Nation Community Centre Nov. 6 to 8th and will accommodate about 2,000 area students this week.

http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=101646

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Strahl announces $1.27M for transit, trails in N.W.T. -CBC

Strahl announces $1.27M for transit, trails in N.W.T.

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 6, 2007 | 5:30 PM CT
CBC News

Six communities in the Northwest Territories will receive money for public transit projects from the federal and territorial governments, Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl announced Tuesday.

In his first visit to Yellowknife since taking the portfolio in August, Strahl announced a total of $1.27 million funding in the first round of a new federal-territorial public transit funds agreement.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/06/nwt-transit.html

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Former MLA claims N.W.T. legislature owes him $30K -CBC

Former MLA claims N.W.T. legislature owes him $30K
‘They just cut me right off,’ Villeneuve charges

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 6, 2007 | 3:27 PM CT
CBC News

Former Tu Nedhe MLA Bobby Villeneuve, who lost his seat in last month’s Northwest Territories election, says the legislative assembly owes him his $30,000 severance — money that the assembly’s board of management is holding as “collateral” while it tries to recover thousands of dollars from him.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/06/nwt-claim.html

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Changing demographics pose challenges, conference told -Winnipeg Free Press

Changing demographics pose challenges, conference told

Tue Nov 6 15:25:00 CST 2007

Shortages of skilled workers, worker retirements and diversity in the workforce — including more immigrants, aboriginal people and older workers — are going to put increasing strain on human resource departments in the province.

A day long conference on the changing demographics in the province indicates that Manitoba employers are probably not prepared for the breadth and depth of change.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/localbiz/story/4072019p-4673475c.html

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Nunavut Tunngavik seeks land claim audit – Northern News Services

Nunavut Tunngavik seeks land claim audit

Karen Mackenzie
Northern News Services
Published Monday, November 5, 2007

NUNAVUT – Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Paul Kaludjak has requested an investigation of the land claims process in Nunavut by Canada’s auditor general.

Federal watchdog Sheila Fraser was in Iqaluit on Oct. 22 and 23 to meet with the directors of the Nunavut Business Credit Corporation.

http://nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/nov5_07lca.html

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Arctic Mounties and communities “interdependent,” says top officer (The Canadian Press)

Arctic Mounties and communities “interdependent,” says top officer

Tue Nov 6, 6:32 PM
By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

Teachers and students in the tiny Nunavut hamlet of Kimmirut were just too sad to come to class Tuesday after news spread of the murder of RCMP Const. Doug Scott.

“We’re closed,” said Qaqqalik School principal Larry Collins, who used to welcome the popular young cop to his school nearly every day. “We were very close friends with him.”

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/071106/national/rcmp_arctic_policing_1

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Charges dropped against foster parents in 2005 death of Manitoba tot -CBC

Charges dropped against foster parents in 2005 death of Manitoba tot

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 6, 2007 | 9:17 PM CT
The Canadian Press

The Crown has dropped assault charges against foster parents in the death of a Manitoba toddler just days before the case was supposed to go to court, the Canadian Press has learned.

Two-year-old Heaven Traverse, originally from the Fisher River First Nation, died in a Winnipeg hospital in January 2005.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/11/06/foster-charges.html

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Ottawa offers to pay $28.5M to settle royalties lawsuit with Alta … – Canoe.ca

Ottawa offers to pay $28.5M to settle royalties lawsuit with Alta first nations

By James Stevenson, THE CANADIAN PRESS
2007-11-06 20:45:00

CALGARY – The federal government is offering to pay $28.5 million to three Alberta First Nations west of Calgary to settle a 14-year-old lawsuit alleging that Ottawa failed to collect enough royalties from natural gas produced on reserve lands.

http://money.canoe.ca/News/Other/2007/11/06/4636285-cp.html

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Governments need to wake up and smell the cigarette smoke, critics say – CBC

Governments need to wake up and smell the cigarette smoke, critics say

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 6, 2007 | 8:31 AM ET
The Canadian Press

A new study that shows one-quarter of Ontario smokers bought illegal cigarettes from aboriginal reserves is a wake-up call, critics say.

An Ontario Tobacco Research Unit study found that in one year, the province lost at least $72 million in taxes to illegal cigarettes, while Ottawa lost almost $50 million.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2007/11/06/illegal-tobacco.html

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FNUC seeks budget boost -Regina Leader-Post

FNUC seeks budget boost

Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The First Nations University of Canada has hired an Ottawa-based consultant company to develop a business plan to support its request for more federal dollars.

“There is some tweaking that we have to do before we finalize the draft (of the business plan). That is ongoing work,” said Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Vice-Chief Lyle Whitefish.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=73fa18bb-e7bf-4c01-8a71-9fd1ca0988b5

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Tsawwassen pact ratified -Times Colonist

Tsawwassen pact ratified
Legislature’s approval of precedent-setting treaty sends it to Parliament, which will have final say

Jeff Rud, Times Colonist
Published: Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The first agreement reached under the much-criticized B.C. treaty process was formally approved yesterday by the provincial legislature.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=30e31ac1-b812-42e7-b8f1-989dc51e9082

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‘Creepy community’ show shot in Sask. -StarPhoenix

‘Creepy community’ show shot in Sask.
Six episodes of Rabbit Fall begin Friday on APTN

Cam Fuller, The StarPhoenix
Published: Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Things start getting weird Friday on APTN.

That’s when the supernatural crime drama Rabbit Fall starts airing its first mini-season of six half-hour episodes.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/lifestyle/story.html?id=aba82dfd-6602-4724-b3a0-222ca2f280c3

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A Freeze on Business -StarPhoenix

A freeze on business
Northern residents miss toilet paper, sugar and flour after supply barges halted

Elise Stolte, CanWest News Service
Published: Tuesday, November 06, 2007

HAY RIVER, N.W.T. — People in Fort Good Hope are rationing toilet paper this fall.

Like residents in many isolated communities throughout Canada’s Arctic, they order their supplies months ahead. But this year the ice on the Mackenzie River froze before the last supply barges could make it into port.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/business/story.html?id=d8ed1a41-f139-4bb2-a0ac-6eab003285f2

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Hollow water meetings called success -CJOB

Hollow water meetings called success

Manitoba government officials says talks went well Monday with the Hollow Water First Nation over an ongoing land claim dispute.

The two sides discussed outstanding issues. Most barricades blocking access to a cottage area for more than a month and a half came down Saturday.

http://www.cjob.com/news/news_xml.aspx?src=loc&rem=78719

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Historic Tsawwassen treaty close to final reading -CNews

Historic Tsawwassen treaty close to final reading

By THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – The first urban land-claims treaty in Canada has passed second reading in the British Columbia legislature, with third and final reading now scheduled for later this week.

The deal with the Tsawwassen First Nation gives the 300-member band the ownership of more than 700 hectares of prime land in Delta, south of Vancouver, about $14 million in cash, self-government provisions and fishing rights.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/11/05/4633693-cp.html

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Yellowknife considers abandoned mine as geothermal heat source -CBC

Yellowknife considers abandoned mine as geothermal heat source

Last Updated: Monday, November 5, 2007 | 5:03 PM CT
CBC News

The abandoned Con Mine in Yellowknife could one day keep the city’s residents warm, depending on the results of a feasibility study the city will launch in the new year.

City officials will assemble a team to study whether geothermal energy can be harnessed from the former underground mine site, which produced five million ounces of gold from 1938 to 2003.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/05/yknife-heat.html?ref=rss

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Publication ban argued in Wal-Mart baby case -Prince Albert Daily Herald

Publication ban argued in Wal-Mart baby case

BRIGETTE JOBIN
The Prince Albert Daily Herald

Lawyers argued Monday afternoon against and for a publication ban protecting the identity of the woman charged with abandoning her baby in the toilet of a Wal-Mart washroom.

Since the 21-year-old woman made her first court appearance on Sept. 13, a publication ban has been in place protecting her identity. Although there is no specific clause in the criminal code protecting the accused woman – there is a section protecting victims and witnesses – the ban was ordered.

http://www.paherald.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=77850&sc=4

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Battle brewing over proposed oil pipeline -CBC

Battle brewing over proposed oil pipeline

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 6, 2007 | 8:06 AM CT
CBC News

A group of First Nations leaders in Manitoba is meeting Tuesday to map out a strategy for forcing one of the country’s largest gas and oil distributors to pay them for putting a pipeline through traditional territory.

A proposed Enbridge Pipelines project called the Alberta Clipper would pass through southern Manitoba on its way from Alberta to Wisconsin.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/11/05/enbridge.html?ref=rss

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37% of smokers buying illegal cigarettes: Study -Toronto Star

37% of smokers buying illegal cigarettes: Study

Availability of contraband smokes negates intended health benefits of tobacco taxation, report says

Nov 05, 2007 05:53 PM
THE CANADIAN PRESS

A new study that found one-quarter of Ontario smokers bought contraband cigarettes from aboriginal reserves, costing the province at least $72 million in lost tax revenue, should be a wake-up call to the governing Liberals to crack down on illegal tobacco sales, critics said today.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/273720

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Canadian Aboriginal Festival -Toronto Star

Canadian Aboriginal Festival

Nov 06, 2007 09:32 AM
Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards
Friday, November 30
Festival – Dec. 1 & 2
Rogers Centre
Don’t miss the Toronto Star POW WOW!

http://www.thestar.com/article/273964

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USS Honours Aboriginal Grade 12s -Westcoaster

USS Honours Aboriginal Grade 12s

By Carol Sedgwick

Once again this fall, School District 70 held Success Forums in three communities to acknowledge our First Nations students for achieving their goals of reaching Grade 12.

Ucluelet secondary school First Nations Grade 12 students were honoured at two separate community events.

http://www.westcoaster.ca/modules/AMS/article.php?storyid=2953

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