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NDP win is a dream come true for Rankin – Victoria Times Colonist

NOVEMBER 27, 2012 Winning the federal seat for the NDP in Victoria is the culmination of a dream for Murray Rankin, one he’s had since he was 17 and will be fully realized if his party becomes government. Rankin, 62, a Harvard-educated environmental and aboriginal-rights lawyer and adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, celebrated […]

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Two weeks of AIDS Awareness events kick off in Regina – Regina Leader-Post

NOVEMBER 27, 2012 REGINA — Local AIDS organizations are doing their part to raise awareness about the disease in the province. Two weeks of events are planned to mark National AIDS Awareness Week, World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week. Margaret Poitras. executive director of the All Nations AIDS Hope Network (ANHAN), is excited […]

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BC, Yukon natives ramp up opposition to oil development – Globe and Mail

Tuesday, Nov. 27 2012 A massive gas play in Canada’s northwest corner is sparking increased conflict with aboriginal groups in British Columbia and Yukon. The Unist’ot’en, one of five tribal clans of the Wet’suwet’en, was planning to hold a series of protest rallies Tuesday to draw attention to a blockade the group has established on […]

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Rare First Nations photo presented to band – Regina Leader-Post

NOVEMBER 27, 2012 For decades, Irene Jacques has been keeping a rare photo in a safety deposit box at a bank. But on Saturday, Jacques, an elder with the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation, presented a black and white photo of her adopted uncle – Louis Philippe Adelard Standing Buffalo, the son of Chief Standing Buffalo […]

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First Nations regional chief candidates vie for top job – Victoria Times Colonist

NOVEMBER 27, 2012 First time all candidates are female Chiefs from First Nations throughout B.C. are in Vancouver to elect a regional chief today from an all-female slate of candidates. The candidate to beat is current regional chief Jody Wilson-Raybould of We Wai Kai First Nation of the Cape Mudge/Campbell River area, who has served […]

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Aboriginal flood evacuees pressure Manitoba, Ottawa to provide new homes – CTV News

 Nov. 26, 2012 WINNIPEG — Eighteen months after flooding forced them to leave, many members of the Lake St. Martin First Nation are still waiting for new homes and are accusing the federal and provincial governments of stonewalling. “The government needs to give the community land. We need land,” Myrle Ballard told a rally of […]

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Court denies aboriginal bid to block ruling on Shell’s Jackpine expansion – National Post

Nov 27, 2012 EDMONTON — Two aboriginal groups have lost their court bid to block a ruling on Shell’s Jackpine oilsands mine expansion in northern Alberta. The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and the Metis Nation of Alberta had asked the Alberta Court of Appeal to force a regulatory board to make a ruling on whether […]

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New MLAs deliver maiden speeches – ABC Message Stick

November 27, 2012 The first full sitting week of the ACT Legislative Assembly since October’s election began today, with three new MLAs delivering their maiden speeches. Labor backbencher Yvette Berry used her maiden speech to recognise the low-paid sector in the community, such as child care workers and cleaners. “They are some of the hardest […]

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Population-based study provides new alcohol and pregnancy data – HealthCanal.com

27/11/2012 By Susanna Wolz – From the findings of the first-ever population-based study of its kind in Australia, a Curtin University researcher has released a report highlighting the impact of maternal alcohol consumption on the health and development of children. In her research, Dr Colleen O’Leary, Research Associate at Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI), […]

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Former NCA head faces court over discrimination claim – Yahoo News

November 27, 2012 The hearing of an allegation of racial discrimination against former chairman of the National Capital Authority (NCA) Professor Don Aitkin has begun in the Federal Magistrates Court in Canberra. In late August Aboriginal man Shane Mortimer conducted a Welcome to Country ceremony inside Parliament House. The next day Professor Aitkin wrote in […]

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Literacy program may spread nation-wide – ABC Message Stick

November 27, 2012 A new foundation to support adult literacy in Indigenous communities will oversee the expansion of a successful program that has been running in Wilcannia. The Literacy for Life Foundation has been set up by a construction company, and will start work early next year. This year, 16 adults in Wilcannia graduated from […]

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Australian shorts in Animahenasyon 2012 honors old traditions through new media – GMA News

November 27, 2012 Select works from The Dreaming – an award-winning series of animated films based on Australian Aboriginal storytelling or “oral histories” – will be screened tomorrow at the Animahenasyon 2012, the Philippine animation industry’s annual festival. The screenings, made possible through the support of the Australian Embassy in Manila, are seen as an important contribution in providing audiences with a […]

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Australia gets first Aboriginal softball pitcher – Herald Sun

November 27, 2012 SOFTBALL is in Vanessa Stokes’ blood – the right-handed pitcher has had a glove in her hand since she was four. “My mum played softball and got me in to it when I lived in the Northern Territory,” Stokes, 25, says. “When I moved to Adelaide for school, I decided to pursue […]

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Announcing the upcoming release of Honouring Indigenous Women: Hearts of Nations Vol.2 – Media Co-op

November 23, 2012 On November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we will launch, online, Honouring Indigenous Women: Hearts of Nations Vol.2. The book will be available at www.ipsmo.org. Following the success of Honouring Indigenous Women: Hearts of Nations Vol.1, published earlier this year, the Indigenous Peoples’ Solidarity Movement Ottawa (IPSMO) […]

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Profs decry cuts to First Nations – Regina Leader-Post

NOVEMBER 26, 2012 Some University of Saskatchewan professors say they are shocked and embarrassed by continued federal cuts to various aboriginal groups and have signed a letter of petition with more than 100 fellow academics across Canada. “It’s tragic and it’s embarrassing our government would do this,” said U of S education professor Janet McVittie. […]

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Wood from highway clearing suggested for home heating – CBC.ca

Nov 26, 2012 A P.E.I. First Nations leader would like to see trees being cut down for rerouting of the Trans-Canada highway west of Charlottetown used to help low-income Islanders. Keptin John Joe Sark would like to see the wood given to low-income families who are able to burn wood to heat their homes. “There’s […]

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‘Kokum’ a rock for native youth – Winnipeg Free Press

By: Carolyn Shimmin / Volunteers Elaine Ranville sees volunteering as a way to connect with community. The inspiring kokum — a Cree word for grandmother — has been volunteering with the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre (WASAC) for more than a decade now, giving children and youth a sense of belonging and a listening ear […]

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Tsuu T’ina cast ballots for council – CBC.ca

Nov 26, 2012 Members of the Tsuu T’ina First Nation will vote Monday for a band council and chief. The voting station was set to open at 9 a.m. MT. Election staff will count the ballots and declare the winners at around 8:30 p.m. The First Nation, located southwest of Calgary, is planning a casino expansion […]

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Tsawwassen First Nation awaits outcome of election appeal – Vancouver Sun

Judicial council will determine if a voting irregularity affected the result of 78-69 vote win of new chief Bryce Williams By Zoe McKnight, Vancouver Sun November 26, 2012 Results of the Tsawwassen First Nation election appeal could come as early as this week, as the judicial council considers whether a voting irregularity affected the unexpected […]

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For specialty broadcaster diverse hiring means connecting to the Community – Edmonton Journal

NOVEMBER 26, 2012 Growing up in Vancouver, John Stott realized early on that he had an interest in people. He was drawn to a human resources career in retail that took him across the country and across the border to rural Alaska. He then moved to Manitoba where he worked with a not-for-profit organization that […]

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Stephen Quesnelle embraces his Metis heritage – Welland Tribune

November 25, 2012 WELLAND – Living in shame of a beautiful heritage doesn’t make sense to Stephen Quesnelle. The past president of the Niagara Regional Metis Council understands how Metis people could feel shame, but he wants to help fill them with pride and teach the world just how the Metis shaped Canadian history. “Louis Riel said […]

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Flooded out to save Winnipeg, Lake St. Martin residents now feel forgotten – Globe and Mail

“She wanted to go back; she wanted to be home,” explains Christina Moar, her daughter, perched on a bed in the Place Louis Riel suite her father, Willie, now occupies alone. “This was the only home she had.” Lake St. Martin is now more a ghost town than what was once home to more than […]

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NWT First Nation building own fibre optic link – CBC.ca

The K’atl’odeeche First Nation in Hay River, N.W.T., has begun to build fibre optic infrastructure in the community. Funding from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency for $215,000 allowed the reserve to lay 12 kilometres of fibre optics. Right now, the line connects several municipal buildings. The First Nation wants to lease the fibre to […]

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Colonial mentality continues with omnibus bills – Prince Albert Daily Herald

Perceived by many as inevitable with today’s majority Conservative government, proposed changes to the Indian Act are concerning some people. A group of about 30 people gathered on Saturday to discuss Bill C-45, during an Idle No More rally at the Margo Fournier Centre. The Saskatoon-based volunteer group of political activists invited a handful of […]

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Ahousaht First Nation brings convoy of food for Victoria’s homeless – Vancouver Sun

A convoy of caring – about 50 vehicles stocked with food and clothing – arrived at Our Place in downtown Victoria Friday. Leading the way were members of the Ahousaht First Nation, based at Clay-oquot Sound, who packed up donations at home and added many more as they made their way south. This is the […]

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AMC, province at odds in board appointment – Winnipeg Free Press

The province’s top aboriginal leader wonders if the Selinger government had a “hidden agenda” when it named a senior government bureaucrat this week to oversee the Southern First Nations Network of Care (Southern Authority). Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Grand Chief Derek Nepinak accused the government and the authority Friday of colluding to “create a […]

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Quilt natives’ untold history – London Free Press

It could be a document or a book, leather-bound and handled with care and a degree of reverence. But it’s not. It’s a quilt called the Native Women’s Trail of Tears Quilt, commemorating First Nations women and families from across Southwestern Ontario, many of whom joined in the defence of Canada from the American invasion […]

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Wahgoshig First Nation open for business – Northern Ontario Business

Wahgoshig First Nation is open to doing business with resource companies, but one mining executive is off the list. The community, located about 45 kilometres east of Matheson, is not interested in meeting with Darryl Stretch, president and CEO of Solid Gold. The company began drilling on Wahgoshig’s territory, about a kilometre from the community, in 2011. […]

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Time to take Act-ion: The cycle of First Nations despair must be broken – Edmonton Sun

Rob Clarke’s credentials for wanting the Indian Act Amended are unique and persuasive: He’s an Indian, born and raised under the Indian Act, was an RCMP officer for 18 years, and since 2008 he’s been a Conservative MP. More than most, he knows what he’s talking about. His 18 years in the RCMP were mostly […]

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Winners of the 2012 Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Awards announced – Australian Stage Online

Monday, 26 November 2012 ILBIJERRI, Songlines and 3KND tonight announced the nine recipients of the 2012 Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts (VIPA) Awards over three categories: theatre, music and broadcasting at a celebration at  Wonderland Spiegeltent in the Docklands. For the last 15 years, ILBIJERRI  has presented the VIPA Awards  to celebrate the outstanding achievements in […]

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Elders’ stories to be caught on film – ABC Message Stick

November 26, 2012 A team of filmmakers has arrived in the East Kimberley to record the stories and memories of Aboriginal elders at a remote community. The Indigenous Community Stories project was started up by the Film and Television Institute four years ago, to capture the stories of Aboriginal elders across Western Australia. The Djaru […]

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Indigenous domestic violence concerns UN – SBS

26 NOV 2012 A top United Nations official has expressed concern over the level of domestic violence being experienced by Indigenous women in Australia. The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women was invited to Australia by groups wanting to bring international attention to the issue. Earlier this year, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against […]

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Marcia Langton on The Quiet Revolution: Indigenous People and … – ABC Message Stick

26 November 2012 Professor Marcia Langton gives this year’s Boyer Lectures. The theme for this lecture is: The Quiet Revolution: Indigenous People and the Resources Boom. She is an outstanding choice and this, the first of her lectures, is terrific. She examines the significant changes in Aboriginal Australia, due in part to significant changes in the mining industry […]

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POLL: Indigenous leaders slam Sandon Point plans – Illawarra Mercury

Nov. 26, 2012 Illawarra indigenous leaders have blasted Wollongong City Council’s plans for Sandon Point, labelling them “an affront” to Aborigines that harked back to the days of “mission management”. Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council chief executive Sharralyn Robinson said she was deeply upset by the council’s draft Sandon Point plan of management which contained […]

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Duty To Consult – StarPhoenix

NOVEMBER 23, 2012 The story New Lodge Slated for Park (SP, Nov. 10) has me very concerned about the proposed $1.7-million Water Edge Eco Lodge at the west side of Greig Lake. As an elder member of the Waterhen Lake First Nation I can attest to the fact that the Greig Lake area is part […]

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Man missing in northern New Brunswick – CBC.ca

Stephen Peter-Paul, 44, of Pabineau First Nation last seen on Wednesday CBC News Posted: Nov 22, 2012 RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man from Pabineau First Nation. Stephen Peter-Paul, 44, was last seen driving his truck in the northern New Brunswick community on Wednesday, at about 6 p.m, Cpl. […]

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Ontario urges Ottawa to reconsider stance on generic OxyContin – CTV News

Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 TORONTO — Ontario is rallying other provinces and territories to put pressure on Ottawa to reconsider its decision not to ban generic forms of OxyContin, a highly addictive and much-abused painkiller. Health Minister Deb Matthews says she also plans to bring in regulations that would limit access to the drug in […]

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Four people charged with Chief Chiniki arson – CTV News

Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 Cochrane RCMP have arrested and charged four people in connection with a fire that completely destroyed the Chief Chiniki restaurant in August. Police have arrested an adult and three youths who are all residents of the Stoney First Nation. They say they have all been charged with arson. RCMP say the […]

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Harper ducks accountability – StarPhoenix

NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Prime Minister Stephen Harper has, once again, refused to meet with his provincial counterparts as most of them gather in Nova Scotia today. But that doesn’t mean he won’t be there. If the PM’s ears were burning Thursday as he stood in the House of Commons to expedite a law requiring accountability […]

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First Nations dole out $10,000 federal settlement cheques – CANOE

November 22, 2012 PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — More than 200 people were lined up at the Curve Lake community centre Thursday morning, waiting to get their portion of a $71-million settlement the federal government paid to three First Nations communities. The feds approved the settlement with Curve Lake, Hiawatha and Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nations […]

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Children’s advocate to stay in job: Howard – Winnipeg Free Press

Province ignores call to fire independent officer By: Larry Kusch and Bruce Owen MANITOBA’S aboriginal leaders renewed their demand Thursday that provincial children’s advocate Darlene MacDonald be removed from her position. Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, MKO Grand Chief David Harper (representing northern First Nations), and a representative of the Southern Chiefs […]

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Feds to study oil and gas potential on First Nation lands – iPolitics.ca

Nov 23, 2012 A branch of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development is commissioning a study on potential oil and gas production on First Nations lands in Western Canada. The winning contractors will fan out across British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan to find future production sites on land belonging to nearly 60 First Nations where no […]

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VIHA boosts recruiting effort – Nanaimo Daily News

Organization targets First Nations people Tamara Cunningham, Daily News Published: Thursday, November 22, 2012 Efforts to fill vacant health care positions with Aboriginal employees could lead to a more positive hospital experience for First Nations patients, says Tammie Wylie with Tillicum Lelum. Vancouver Island Health Authority has recently injected $250,000 into its Aboriginal recruitment program, with […]

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LU honours history of architecture school land – CBC.ca

Downtown Sudbury land was home to historical First Nations trading site CBC News Posted: Nov 23, 2012 Construction is set to begin at the site of the new architecture school at the old Market Square building in downtown Sudbury — but before that happens an important cultural ceremony had to take place first. The Laurentian […]

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Debate ends on First Nations disclosure bill – Vancouver Sun

B.C. First Nations likely to comply: MP By Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun November 23, 2012 I am very puzzled by some of the opposition to this, because it doesn’t reflect current societal values whatsoever. John Duncan Aboriginal Affairs Minister B.C. First Nations will have the least difficulty in meeting new requirements for the public disclosure […]

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Left accused of keeping Aborigines in poverty – Sydney Morning Herald

November 24, 2012 THE Aboriginal academic Marcia Langton has accused the left of standing in the way of indigenous advancement, consigning the nation’s first peoples to lives of poverty. In her second Boyer lecture, an extract of which is published in the Herald, Professor Langton argues the environmental movement has emerged as ”one of the most […]

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First lower north shore Aboriginal play-group opens in Kirribilli – Mosman Daily

24 NOV 12 DREAMTIME doesn’t mean naps for these toddlers. Along with dot paintings, Aboriginal songs and dance, the ancient stories are an important link anchoring them to their indigenous culture. The first Aboriginal play-group on Sydney’s north shore hopes to inspire a new generation to understand their heritage through the power of play. Co-founder […]

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Cockatoo Is land access deal a ‘quantum leap’ – ABC Message Stick

November 23, 2012 Traditional owners of Cockatoo Island have welcomed a land access agreement struck with the company that will mine it. Pluton Resources acquired Cockatoo Island last month and yesterday held a welcoming ceremony for traditional owners at the iron ore mine. The company’s director intends to maintain a 50 per cent Indigenous employment […]

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Indigenous health group pushes for restructure – ABC Online

By Allyson HornPosted 11 hours 38 minutes ago The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress wants to undergo a major governance restructure and is applying to become a corporation under Commonwealth law. Members of the Indigenous health organisation will vote on the proposal at a meeting next month. It has been plagued by allegations of financial mismanagement, […]

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Rare bipartisanship in spiteful federal politics over legislation acknowledging Aboriginal people – Adelaide Now

November 23, 2012 WE are about to see a rare example of bipartisanship – with both the Government and Opposition making compromises, writes Laurie Oakes. WE are about to embark on the final parliamentary sitting week of the year, and it promises to be ugly. Speaker Anna Burke will earn her money. The complete collapse […]

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