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Ottawa won’t be deciding who is Métis: minister

By: Mia Rabson

Posted: 02/8/2011

OTTAWA — Indian and Northern Affairs Minister John Duncan said the federal government has no intention of deciding who is and isn’t Métis.

Duncan was trying to calm fears among Métis leaders after it came to light Ottawa intends to hire the Canadian Standards Association to develop a verification strategy for Métis identification systems.

Duncan said the contract isn’t to decide who is Métis, but to give the government a way to ensure the registration systems in place in the five Métis provinces are satisfactory.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/ottawa-wont-be-deciding-who-is-metis-minister-115545404.html

by NationTalk on February 8, 2011534 Views

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Fiorito: This column is on First Nations territory – Toronto Star

Fiorito: This column is on First Nations territory

Published On Mon Feb 7 2011
By Joe Fiorito
City Columnist

Paul Martin and Phil Fontaine were in town recently, talking about aboriginal governance. Martin, you recall, is a former prime minister and Fontaine is a former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com/news/article/934190–fiorito-this-column-is-on-first-nations-territory

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Aboriginal financial institutions say Ottawa undermining them – Toronto Star

Aboriginal financial institutions say Ottawa undermining them

Published On Sun Feb 6 2011
Laura Eggertson
Special to The Star

When Walter Starr approached the Royal Bank and Peace Hills Trust Company for a loan to expand a small garage and snack bar on the Sagkeeng First Nation north of Winnipeg, he knew his chances of success were slim.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com/business/article/933450–aboriginal-financial-institutions-say-ottawa-undermining-them

by NationTalk on February 7, 2011758 Views

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Charest Shuffles Cabinet – The Gazette

Charest shuffles cabinet

By KEVIN DOUGHERTY, The Gazette February 4, 2011

Gearing up for the next election -which he is presenting as a choice between another referendum under the Parti Quebecois or the continued stewardship of the economy under his Liberals -Premier Jean Charest has shuffled his cabinet to “inject new blood” into his team.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Charest+shuffles+cabinet/4222243/story.html#ixzz1D1KRXEE3

by NationTalk on February 4, 2011528 Views

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place – Ottawa Citizen

Between a rock and a hard place

Settling native land claims takes what seems like an eternity

By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen February 4, 2011

If finding a sharp rock in the bush can lead to protesters chained to trees in Kanata, how much do we need to worry about the Algonquin land claim to the rest of Eastern Ontario, including all of urban Ottawa?

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Between+rock+hard+place/4221903/story.html#ixzz1D1K93ORC

by NationTalk on February 4, 2011570 Views

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Archeological Find Could Spell Eco Depot Plan’s Demise – The Citizen

Archeological find could spell Eco Depot plan’s demise

History: Assessments needed CVRD told

By Sarah Simpson, The Citizen February 4, 2011

A stone tool unearthed 22 years ago may jeopardize the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s plans for a proposed South End waste transfer station on Cameron Taggart Road.

Read more: http://www.canada.com/Archeological+find+could+spell+Depot+plan+demise/4221562/story.html

by NationTalk on February 4, 2011644 Views

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U of C wants more Aboriginal students – Gauntlet

U of C wants more Aboriginal students
Medicine waits for fresh recruits from updated admissions policy

Amy Badry
News Assistant
February 03, 2011

Unlike many other Canadian universities the U of C does not hold a certain number of seats for Aboriginal students.

The University of Calgary is reaching out to Aboriginals in Canada in order to encourage more students to apply for medical school.

Read more: http://thegauntlet.ca/story/15212

by NationTalk on February 4, 2011843 Views

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Bamoseda report: Friday, Feb. 4 – 680 News

Bamoseda report: Friday, Feb. 4

Feb 04, 2011

The Vancouver School Board is looking into creating a separate Aboriginal mini-school to decrease drop out rates. The First Nations education steering committee thinks it’s a good idea.

Read more: http://www.680news.com/news/national/article/179049–bamoseda-report-friday-feb-4

by NationTalk on February 4, 2011757 Views

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Credit union exits native loan program – Winnipeg Free Press

Credit union exits native loan program
Received few applications under federal initiative

By: Mia Rabson
Posted: 02/4/2011

OTTAWA — A Manitoba credit union is withdrawing from a federal loan program for aboriginal businesses.

The Assiniboine Credit Union was one of five financial institutions selected in 2008 by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to receive federal funds as guarantees for loans made to on-reserve businesses.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/credit-union-exits-native-loan-program-115261159.html

by NationTalk on February 4, 2011756 Views

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Governance Requires Creative Indigenous Thinking – fcpp.org

Governance Requires Creative Indigenous Thinking

Conflicts require independent resolution

The Algonquins of Barriere Lake in Quebec have been in constant struggle with the federal government for years.
The latest manifestation of this struggle is a call for a press conference where “hundreds of members” of Barriere Lake will challenge the Conservative government’s attempt to “forcibly assimilate” the community. By this, they mean the government’s use of Section 74 of the Indian Act to create a different system of governance than the one they claim is more respectful of traditional indigenous ways.

Read more: http://www.fcpp.org/publication.php/3594

by NationTalk on February 3, 2011491 Views

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Devolution talks heat up at first day of NWT Legislature – HQ Yellowknife

Devolution talks heat up at first day of NWT Legislature

February 3, 2011

Yellowknife, N.W.T. – Devolution dominated the first day of the February session at the NWT Legislature Wednesday.

Weledeh MLA Bob Bromley called the draft deal a bilateral “divide and conquer” document, leaving several aboriginal groups disenchanted with the territorial leadership.

Read more: http://hqyellowknife.com/news/local/news/Local/11/02/3/Devolution-talks-heat-up-at-first-day-of-NWT-Legislature/

by NationTalk on February 3, 2011520 Views

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Socioeconomic status of Natives affects health – StarPhoenix

Socioeconomic status of Natives affects health

By Mark Lemstra, Special to The StarPheonix February 3, 2011

Regrettably, aboriginal residents have worse health outcomes in comparison to non-aboriginal residents in every outcome that we monitor.

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Socioeconomic+status+Natives+affects+health/4215710/story.html#ixzz1Cuwv6lyd

by NationTalk on February 3, 2011463 Views

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Calls for more changes to help support aboriginal children with special needs – CTV.ca

Calls for more changes to help support aboriginal children with special needs

Updated: Wed Feb. 02 2011
ctvwinnipeg.ca

The death of five-year-old Jordan Anderson in 2005 created a push for a new bill called Jordan’s Principle.

Read more: http://winnipeg.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110202/wpg_jordan_110202/20110202/?hub=WinnipegHome

by NationTalk on February 3, 2011488 Views

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Program guides aboriginal business – StarPhoenix

Program guides aboriginal business

The StarPhoenix February 3, 2011

With 30 years experience in the First Nations business sector, Vern Bachiu adjusted comfortably to his new role as the manager of Westcap Management Ltd.’s Business Ready Investment Development Gateway -or BRIDG -Program.

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Program+guides+aboriginal+business/4215752/story.html#ixzz1Cuw3ibey

by NationTalk on February 3, 2011509 Views

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Justin Trudeau savours seal meat at Arctic gala – Globe and Mail

Justin Trudeau savours seal meat at Arctic gala

Jane Taber
Globe and Mail Update
Posted on Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Justin Trudeau enraged animal-rights activists when he and his family posed for his Christmas card all swathed in fur, now there he is eating – and looking as if he’s really enjoying – his roasted ragout of seal.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/justin-trudeau-savours-seal-meat-at-arctic-gala/article1891379/

by NationTalk on February 2, 2011639 Views

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Debate Ensues Over Oilsand Panel as Member Quits – Calgary Herald

Debate ensues over oilsand panel as member quits

By Kelly Cryderman, Calgary Herald February 2, 2011

CALGARY – Just days after the makeup of a provincial panel meant to revamp oilsands monitoring was announced, an American member has quit saying there’s not enough scientists in the group and the Alberta government wants to muzzle free discussion.

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Debate+ensues+over+oilsand+panel+member+quits/4207023/story.html#ixzz1CpuIKN5M

by NationTalk on February 2, 2011540 Views

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Chief’s Prosperity Team’ Endorsement Angers Challenger – Sault News

Chief’s Prosperity Team’ endorsement angers challenger

By PETER ROWE SPECIAL TO SAULT THIS WEEK

The electors of the Batchewana First Nation will elect a new chief and eight councillors on Thursday Feb. 3.

Voting will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Thunderbird Room of Rankin Arena…

Read more: http://www.saultthisweek.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2958611

by NationTalk on February 2, 2011632 Views

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Stylez in running for a Juno – StarPhoenix

Stylez in running for a Juno

By Cam Fuller, The StarPhoenix February 2, 2011

Suddenly, the Juno Awards are in style. Or Stylez.

Saskatoon’s Joey Stylez notched his first Juno nomination Tuesday for The Black Star, one of five artists up for aboriginal album of the year.

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/Stylez+running+Juno/4208662/story.html#ixzz1Cp3Vv4hF

by NationTalk on February 2, 2011530 Views

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Separate mini school won’t solve aboriginal problems – Vancouver Courier

Separate mini school won’t solve aboriginal problems

Vancouver Courier February 2, 2011

Separate but equal. A poisonous euphemism abolished by the American civil rights movement during segregation’s twilight years. Post-integration, black kids in America continue to struggle scholastically as black communities deal with high crime rates, drug use and single-parent homes.

Read more: http://www.vancourier.com/news/Separate+mini+school+solve+aboriginal+problems/4210448/story.html#ixzz1Cp0ovyDe

by NationTalk on February 2, 2011581 Views

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Public’s help sought in locating missing man – Winnipeg Free Press

Public’s help sought in locating missing man

By: Staff Writer
Posted: 02/1/2011

The public is being asked to help locate a Winnipeg man who has been missing since November.

Winnipeg police said this morning they need help in locating Kerry Klyne, 27, who has not been heard from since Nov. 27.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Publics-help-sought-in-locating-missing-man-115025924.html

by NationTalk on February 1, 2011485 Views

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Pipe dreams – United Church Observer

Pipe dreams
Churches and Aboriginals were once allies in the fight against industrial megaprojects. These days, some First Nations are seeking economic salvation in partnerships with their former foes.

By Will Braun

We are now at our last frontier,” wrote Justice Thomas Berger in 1977. “Profound issues, touching our deepest concerns as a nation, await us there.” That frontier was Canada’s great Arctic river, the Mackenzie, and the matter at hand was a proposed 48-inch-diameter, 1,220-kilometre pipeline that would run the length of the river. As the Mackenzie River — Canada’s longest — flowed north through the Northwest Territories to the Beaufort Sea, trillions of cubic feet of natural gas would flow south, alongside the river but in the opposite direction — water and gas passing silently in the ancient valley. At stake was what Berger, who headed the federally commissioned inquiry into the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline, called “the greatest construction project . . . ever contemplated by private enterprise.”

Read more: http://www.ucobserver.org/justice/2011/02/pipe_dreams/

by NationTalk on February 1, 2011544 Views

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Freed from gangs, but program in peril – Winnipeg Free Press

Freed from gangs, but program in peril
Circle of Hope has changed lives but federal cash about to run out

By: Mary Agnes Welch
Posted: 01/28/2011

They ran drugs and weapons, did joyriding and assaults and were budding members of some of the city’s best-known gangs.

Now the teens do aboriginal drumming, clean up the broken bottles in the park across the street and either attend school or hope to. One teen has missed only two days of programming in two years and virtually none has committed any new crimes since they started in the Circle of Courage program.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/freed-from-gangs-but-program-in-peril-114783774.html

by NationTalk on January 28, 2011605 Views

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Alta. names panel to design oilsands monitoring system – CTV

Alta. names panel to design oilsands monitoring system

The Canadian Press
Date: Friday Jan. 28, 2011

CALGARY — A former top energy executive and a respected academic will lead a government-appointed panel to design a credible way to monitor the environmental impact of Alberta’s oilsands.

Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20110128/oilsands-panel-110128/

by NationTalk on January 28, 2011521 Views

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Critics slam environmental advisory panel – Edmonton Journal

Critics slam environmental advisory panel

Group charged with monitoring oilsands light on scientists

By Hanneke Brooymans, Edmonton Journal January 28, 2011

The new panel appointed by the province Thursday to update environmental monitoring for Alberta’s oilsands came under immediate fire for being too light on scientists.

Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Critics+slam+environmental+advisory+panel/4182857/story.html#ixzz1CMJxOaSk

by NationTalk on January 28, 2011573 Views

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Gabriel Lands Major Role in TV Series – The Chief

Gabriel lands major role in TV series
Squamish Nation actor featured as troubled youth in ‘Blackstone’

January 28, 2011
Meagan Robertson

For the first time on Canadian television, the sordid underbelly of First Nations life will receive a comprehensive airing in a fictional series that will feature one of Squamish’s own up-and-coming actors, Swo-Wo Gabriel.

Read more: http://www.squamishchief.com/article/20110128/SQUAMISH0501/301289969/-1/squamish/gabriel-lands-major-role-in-tv-series

by NationTalk on January 28, 2011676 Views

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Changed Attitudes Commission’s Value, Law Professor Says – Winnipeg Free Press

Changed attitudes commission’s value, law professor says

By: Alexandra Paul
Posted: 01/28/2011

Nobody should expect the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to heal in five years the injustice perpetuated by a century of Indian residential schools, says a Canadian expert who worked for the South African and Canadian commissions.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/changed-attitudes-commissions-value-law-professor-says-114784069.html

by NationTalk on January 28, 2011486 Views

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Public forum discusses aboriginal mini school – Vancouver Courier

Public forum discusses aboriginal mini school
Speakers point to Macdonald, Britannia

By Megan Stewart, Vancouver Courier January 28, 2011

If a public school with a dedicated aboriginal focus is an idea worth pursuing, the emphasis must be on the voluntary choice of parents and families to enrol their children.

Read more: http://www.vancourier.com/news/Public+forum+discusses+aboriginal+mini+school/4183576/story.html#ixzz1CMG7TLIz

by NationTalk on January 28, 2011565 Views

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Celebrate Aboriginal Storyteller Month – Lifestyles Publications

Celebrate Aboriginal Storyteller Month

January 28, 2011

The Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storyteller Month will be celebrated with a launch on Tuesday, February 1, at 1 p.m. in the Souris Valley Aquatic and Leisure Centre’s multi-purpose room

Read more: http://www.sasklifestyles.com/article/20110128/Estlifestyles0501/301289974/-1/estlifestyles/celebrate-aboriginal-storyteller-month

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Poverty, fractured systems puts B.C. kids at risk: advocate – Vancouver Sun

Poverty, fractured systems puts B.C. kids at risk: advocate

Child watchdog concludes some children would be alive today if their families had received more help

By Lindsay Kines, Postmedia News January 28, 2011

B.C.’s high poverty rate and fractured system of supports for vulnerable families continue to put children — particularly aboriginal children — at risk of an early death, according to a new report from the province’s child watchdog.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Poverty+fractured+systems+puts+kids+risk+advocate/4182714/story.html#ixzz1CMFOzahk

by NationTalk on January 28, 2011487 Views

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Harper government has done little for women – Montreal Gazette

Harper government has done little for women

By JANET BAGNALL, The Gazette January 28, 2011

Last week when Stephen Harper listed the achievements of his five years as prime minister, he studiously avoided talking about what he had done for women. Why call attention to the fact that his government not only didn’t do much for women, but undermined what previous governments had done?

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Harper+government+done+little+women/4182113/story.html#ixzz1CMF7IwEe

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Connection to culture key: aboriginal advisor – Niagarathisweek.com

Connection to culture key: aboriginal advisor
Official meets with NCNW

Richard Hutton, staff | Jan 26, 2011

Aboriginal children who are involved in the child services system across the province need to be connected to their culture, said the man being charged as an aboriginal advisor to Ontario Children and Youth Services Minister Laurel Broten.

Read more: http://www.niagarathisweek.com/community/article/934348–connection-to-culture-key-aboriginal-advisor

by NationTalk on January 27, 2011522 Views

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City to host Aboriginal tourism forum – Energeticcity.ca

City to host Aboriginal tourism forum

By: Sean Assor
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fort St. John is about to receive a lesson on how tourism can relate to Aboriginal Culture.

On Jan. 26 and 27, the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre will host an Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Training Forum.

Read more: http://www.energeticcity.ca/fortstjohn/news/01/26/11/city-host-aboriginal-tourism-forum

by NationTalk on January 27, 2011604 Views

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NEB awards $175K to aboriginal groups – Regina Leader-Post

NEB awards $175K to aboriginal groups

Leader-Post January 27, 2011

The National Energy Board (NEB) has awarded $175,000 to six applicants to support their participation in the regulatory process for the proposed Vantage Pipeline Project.

Read more: http://www.leaderpost.com/awards+175K+aboriginal+groups/4176324/story.html#ixzz1CFt3D3dX

by NationTalk on January 27, 2011424 Views

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NWT, Ottawa sign deal on transferring power to northerners – Globe and Mail

NWT, Ottawa sign deal on transferring power to northerners

YELLOWKNIFE— The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011

The Northwest Territories, over the objections of most of its aboriginal leaders, has moved a step closer to assuming the powers of a province.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/nwt-ottawa-sign-deal-on-transferring-power-to-northerners/article1884296/

by NationTalk on January 27, 2011466 Views

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Summit on Addictions Among the First Nations of Quebec: “Mobilizing for Real Change”

Wendake, Quebec – Jan. 27, 2011 – The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) and its regional commissions and organizations will be holding an important Summit focusing on the fight against addictions with the theme “mobilizing for real change”. “This is a unique event which will bring together people from many different fields, all of whom are ready to work together to break the vicious cycle of addictions and discuss how we can work together, join forces to fight this phenomenon which is so destructive to our children, our youth, our families and our Nations”, stated AFNQL’s Chief, Mr. Ghislain Picard.

by NationTalk on January 27, 2011549 Views

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Ring of Fire Co-ordinator Named by Matawa First Nations

THUNDER BAY – There often appears to be a stark contrast between the official word from the Ontario Government and from First Nations over the degree of consultation being done. The Matawa First Nations, which contain several of the communities in The Ring of Fire have expressed those concerns for some time now.

Taking steps forward Matawa First Nations have introduced Raymond Ferris, of Constance Lake First Nation, as the new Matawa First Nations Ring of Fire Coordinator. Effective immediately, Ferris will be working on behalf of the nine Matawa First Nations to ensure the communities and their members have the opportunity to participate and benefit from developments in the area.

http://netnewsledger.com/?p=5435

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Hawkair lands main terminal deal

Published: January 24, 2011
Updated: January 24, 2011

Passengers flying to Vancouver with Hawkair will be arriving at a different terminal come the spring.

The northern airline is making the move from the south terminal to Vancouver’s Main Terminal as early as April 2, 2011.

“We’ve been thinking about this for some time,” said Hawkair’s general manager Rod Hayward. “The biggest impetus to making this decision go forward is the fact that the Canada Line is now there….and other carriers have said that in order for our relationship to grow stronger with them, we need to be in the main terminal.”

http://www.bclocalnews.com/business/114516409.html

by NationTalk on January 26, 2011564 Views

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NWT to sign on for province-like powers – CBC.ca

N.W.T. to sign on for province-like powers
Aboriginal groups protest; Indian Affairs minister says they retain rights

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

N.W.T. Premier Floyd Roland will sign a historic agreement with the federal government Wednesday that puts the territory on track to gain control over Crown lands and resources.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2011/01/26/nwt-devolution-agreement.html#ixzz1CA6o817E

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Resource centre offering a new program – Winnipeg Free Press

Resource centre offering a new program

By: Adrian Alleyne
Posted: 01/26/2011

Elmwood youth are being given an opportunity to learn about aboriginal culture as part of a unique new program that was launched last year.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/herald/Resource-centre-offering-a-new-program-114592064.html

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Ex-PM joins former national chief for Toronto talk – CTV.ca

Ex-PM joins former national chief for Toronto talk

Updated: Wed Jan. 26 2011
The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Aboriginal children live in poverty that is shameful in a country as rich as Canada, and it’s costing them their future, says the former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

Read more: http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110126/martin-fontaine-110126/20110126/?hub=TorontoNewHome

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City looks at amalgamating Aboriginal programs – CJOB

City looks at amalgamating Aboriginal programs

CJOB News Team reporting
1/26/2011

A Winnipeg City Council will look at an idea of joining a number of programs which serve the Aboriginal community at its meeting Wednesday.

Read more: http://www.cjob.com/News/Local/Story.aspx?ID=1352455

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Enbridge pipeline plan needs more work – Terrace Standard

Enbridge pipeline plan needs more work

Published: January 25, 2011

AFTER PUTTING together an application of thousands of pages for its proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project, Enbridge has been told it is going to have to produce a lot more.

Read more: http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/terracestandard/business/114506619.html

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Cree Women Embrace A Healthier Lifestyle

By Kelly O’Connor

A new year is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf, and most of us make a resolution to eat right and exercise. This time we mean it. The Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee Association Fitness & Wellness Program (CWEIA-FWP) is an exciting opportunity for Aboriginal women who want to live a healthier and more active life. Physical activity is a great way to foster wellness as a whole. Exercise can uplift the spirit and clear the mind, as well as improve mobility and overall health. Holly Danyluk, Regional Coordinator for the CWEIA, learned this first hand at a National Women’s Association of Canada conference where she met fitness instructor Theresa Ducharme during a “stress management” exercise break. Holly was impressed, and the two women joined forces to develop an exercise program for CWEIA.

http://firstnationsdrum.com/2011/01/cree-women-embrace-a-healthier-lifestyle/#more-1517

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Native poverty a drain on economy: Fontaine – CBC

Native poverty a drain on economy: Fontaine

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Poverty among Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples is an enormous drag on the country’s economy, says the former chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

Phil Fontaine said Tuesday that there is an opportunity for transformation but the conversation must involve all Canadians.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2011/01/25/fontaine-phil-marting-paul-native-poverty.html#ixzz1C9obB39Z

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N.W.T. aboriginal leaders seek devolution delay

Premier to sign deal involving territorial control of Crown resources Wednesday
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
CBC News

Aboriginal groups are in Yellowknife hoping to stall the drafted devolution deal that N.W.T. Premier Floyd Roland plans to sign Wednesday.

N.W.T. Premier Floyd Roland, seen in a CBC-TV interview in October, says the details of the agreement between the federal government and the territory can be ironed out later. (CBC)

“We hope that the minister would seriously consider holding off any signing until all our issues are resolved,” Dehcho Grand Chief Sam Gargan said.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2011/01/25/nwt-devolution-deal-roland-aboriginal.html?ref=rss#ixzz1C4ujbNlz

by NationTalk on January 25, 2011956 Views

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Atleo will introduce special documentary – Nanaimo Daily News

Atleo will introduce special documentary

News Services
Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-Chut Atleo will be at Vancouver Island University Wednesday as part of the school’s Aboriginal Speaker Series.

Read more: http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/story.html?id=b0850c27-9c4b-4d87-a0f4-8e07ee9b9225

by NationTalk on January 25, 2011544 Views

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Red Deer RCMP seek missing teen – Calgary Herald

Red Deer RCMP seek missing teen

Calgary Herald January 25, 2011

Search – Red Deer RCMP are asking for help to find a missing teenager.

Relatives of Shetema Matchatis, 13, called police Friday afternoon after she failed to return home.

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Deer+RCMP+seek+missing+teen/4160885/story.html#ixzz1C4S8WzPv

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Vancouver considers aboriginal mini-school – CBC.ca

Vancouver considers aboriginal mini-school

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Vancouver School Board hopes a program under consideration will keep more First Nations students in school.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/01/25/bc-aboriginal-school.html#ixzz1C4QKKNlJ

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Blackstone takes an uncompromising look at life on the reserve – Vancouver Sun

Blackstone takes an uncompromising look at life on the reserve

Drama with intense storylines of addiction, abuse and corruption in a first nations community is ultimately about hope, its creator says

By Jamie Hall, Postmedia News January 25, 2011

BLACKSTONE

When: Tuesdays, 8 p.m. (premieres tonight)

Where: APTN

Also: Fridays, 11 p.m. (starts Jan. 28)

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National Post editorial board: Divorce granted, justice denied – National Post

National Post editorial board: Divorce granted, justice denied

National Post editorial board January 24, 2011

When couples separate or divorce in Canada, family law generally ensures that assets are divided fairly between the parties. When the application of these laws results in unjust outcomes, or a dispute arises, parties can ask a provincial court to intervene.

Read more: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/01/24/national-post-editorial-board-divorce-granted-justice-denied/#ixzz1Bzbp69wU

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