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Sandy Bay not giving up land claim fight -Central Plains Herald-Leader

Sandy Bay not giving up land claim fight
Band council will appeal commission’s rejection of its claim to a greater population

By John Cairns
Central Plains Herald-Leader
Saturday October 13, 2007

Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation is preparing to appeal the ruling of the Indian Claims Commission panel that recommended the band’s treaty land entitlement claim not be accepted for negotiation.

Russell Beaulieu, a Sandy Bay band councillor, said the band council is disappointed by the panel’s decision, but not resigned to it.

http://www.cpheraldleader.com/Local%20News/345581.html

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Human trafficking an issue in Canada -Edmonton Journal

Human trafficking an issue in Canada

Florence Loyie, edmontonjournal.com
Published: Friday, October 12

EDMONTON – Sherilyn Trompetter remembers the phone call which prompted her Edmonton organization to get involved with the issue of human trafficking.

It came in 2004 from a Sherwood Park woman’s shelter. They suspected one of their clients was a victim of human trafficking and wanted to help her.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=c1f9c216-3ba7-4e47-be78-2d5943638faf&k=96640

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List of women on ‘Highway of Tears’ doubles -CTV

List of women on ‘Highway of Tears’ doubles

Updated Fri. Oct. 12 2007 10:18 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

The RCMP on Thursday doubled the list of women who have gone missing on a notorious British Columbia road known as the “Highway of Tears.”

Until now police believed nine young women died or went missing along Highway 16, a road which stretches from Prince Rupert to Prince George.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071012/highway_oftears_071012/20071012?hub=TopStories

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Nunavut’s internet appetite creates bandwidth concerns -CBC

Nunavut’s internet appetite creates bandwidth concerns

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2007 | 6:30 PM CT
CBC News

The growing demand for broadband internet service in Nunavut is causing some bandwidth bottlenecks for the territory’s high-speed provider.

Since launching its satellite-based broadband service in 2005, the Nunavut Broadband Development Corp.’s Qiniq service has had more subscribers than expected. At this time, about 3,700 Nunavut residents are Qiniq customers.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/10/12/nu-internet.html

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Free-trade negotiator retires early from Senate -Globe and Mail

Free-trade negotiator retires early from Senate
The Canadian Press

October 12, 2007

OTTAWA — A former cabinet minister who helped negotiate the free-trade deal with the United States is retiring from the Senate.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said Pat Carney, 72, has been a strong voice for aboriginal and women’s rights. Ms. Carney, a former journalist, has represented her home province of British Columbia in the Senate since 1990 after leaving the Conservative government of Brian Mulroney.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071012.CARNEY12/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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Teachers start hunger strike over ‘crisis’ in native schools

Teachers start hunger strike over ‘crisis’ in native schools

Oct 12, 2007 04:11 PM
Louise Brown
Education Reporter

Fed up with having to “beg like a dog” for Ottawa to give native schools the same funding as schools run by Queen’s Park, two native educators have started a hunger strike in Thunder Bay to push for better schooling for children on reserves.

“If politicians were forced to learn in the same conditions are our children – bare library shelves, no money for computers, no remedial help for children who are three years behind in reading – they’d be in trouble too,” said Matthew Angees, a former principal who now oversees language programs in five remote native communities north of Thunder Bay.

http://www.thestar.com/article/266331

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NDP Can’t Take for Granted First Nations Votes -StarPhoenix

NDP can’t take for granted First Nations votes

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, October 12, 2007

They’re at the post, the writ is dropped and they’re off on a month-long provincial election campaign.

The pundits are crawling out now from the woodwork, under rocks and other wretched places. Is the race the Saskatchewan Party’s to lose like the past election? Will the NDP pull off another squeaker?

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/columnists/story.html?id=430db59f-4842-4800-8ec4-62beb5b5e500

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Thomson Awarded Order of Merit -The Leader-Post

Thomson awarded Order of Merit

Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
Published: Friday, October 12, 2007

Cora Thomson of the Carry the Kettle First Nation has dedicated much of her life to improving her community and her years of hard work has earned her the province’s highest honour — the Order of Merit.

“I never expected anything like this to happen to me,” said Thomson.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=787af7f0-3453-4083-bbc3-0c5343168860

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RCMP Mishandled Standoff, Innu Say -CBC

RCMP mishandled standoff, Innu say

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2007 | 8:27 AM NT
CBC News

People in the Innu community of Natuashish in northern Labrador are accusing the RCMP of mishandling an armed standoff that occurred when a man barricaded himself in a house.

The 16-hour standoff ended peacefully at about 1 a.m. Thursday when RCMP officers entered the house and found the man, 31, had escaped through a back door police say they didn’t know was there.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/10/12/innu-standoff.html

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Watt-Cloutier Applauds Gore’s Nobel Win -The Globe and Mail

Watt-Cloutier applauds Gore’s Nobel win

The Canadian Press
October 12, 2007 at 9:32 AM EDT

IQALUIT — Sheila Watt-Cloutier says the planet Earth is a winner in the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

She tells CBC Newsworld that it means the issue of the global environment has won.

Ms. Watt-Cloutier says she’s more surprised at being nominated than disappointed by not winning.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071012.wwattcloutier1012/BNStory/Front

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