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Wunan Foundation gets $400K helping hand – ABC Message Stick

Two Kimberley communities have benefited from a visit from federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin. Ms Macklin flew to Fitzroy Crossing yesterday with Western Australian Senator Glenn Sterle to commemorate the completion of the community’s new children and family centre. The centre will provide families with a range of child health services, playgroups, parenting courses […]

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The Sapphires shines light on Aboriginal Australia – BBC News

A feel-good film based on the true story of an Aboriginal girl group battling prejudice in 1960s Australia wowed Cannes and is now a hit Down Under. The Sapphires is based on the true story of an Aboriginal girl group from the same family who left Australia to sing soul music for US troops during […]

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Professor campaigns for Indigenous Land Bank to unlock potential – Sydney Morning Herald

JURIST Frank Brennan has warned there could be a backlash against the purchase of land for indigenous Australians if existing native title land is not more effectively developed. Father Brennan, professor of law at the Australian Catholic University, suggests an Indigenous Land Bank would be an effective way to promote the economic development of these […]

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Week Ahead in Parliament – Hill Times

MONDAY, NOV. 5 • House debates Bill S-201, National Philanthropy Day Act at third reading. • House debates Liberal MP John McCallum’s motion to concur in a report from the Government Operations and Estimates Committee. • House Aboriginal Affairs Committee hears studies Bill C -27, First Nations Financial Accountability and Transparency Bill, clause by clause. […]

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National Aboriginal Women’s Summit disappoints Indigenous groups – The Media Co-op

Indigenous groups from across Canada descended on Winnipeg, MB, Nov. 1 and 2 to discuss the systemic problem of hundreds of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in the country. But their demands for a federal public inquiry into the issue resulted only in promises by provincial and territorial ministers to examine it further. Surprising, since […]

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A Tribe Called Red bring culture, politics to club music – Canada.com

In Ottawa, over the past five years, Babylon nightclub has been the place to get down to the hottest DJ sounds.A Tribe Called Red holds court there the second Saturday of every month on a night dubbed Electric Pow Wow — a showcase of rising Aboriginal DJ talent and First Nations urban culture. DJs NDN, […]

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Wynne to announce Liberal leadership bid today – 680 News

TORONTO, Ont. – Former Liberal Cabinet Minister Kathleen Wynne will make it official on Monday: she wants to be Ontario’s next premier. She’s holding a news conference on Mondy afternoon to announce her bid to lead the Ontario Liberals. The race was triggered three weeks ago when Premier Dalton McGguinty announced he would step down […]

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Thunder Bay artist scores big at music awards – CBC.ca

Thunder Bay area singer-songwriter Shy-Anne Hovorka is bringing home a lot of hardware after winning six awards at the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards in Winnipeg on Thursday and Friday nights. Thunder Bay singer-songwriter Shy-Anne Hovorka honoured her mother, Mary (pictured on the right), during the recent Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards in Winnipeg.(Facebook) Hovorka […]

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Ottawa to tighten Qalipu enrolment guidelines – CBC.ca

The federal government has hired a lawyer to examine tightening the enrolment guidelines of the Qalipu First Nation. When the band was established, officials expected that 11,000 to 15,000 people would become members. Band officials have said that at least 60,000 people have now applied for membership in the ‘landless’ Mi’kmaq band. The parliamentary secretary […]

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BC Hydro, K’omoks announce deal but no details on Island power project – CTV News

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. — BC Hydro has reached a benefit agreement with the K’omoks First Nation for its $1.2-billion upgrade of a generating station on Vancouver Island. The hydro station in Campbell River has been in operation since 1947 and Hydro says it’s in need of a remodel. But negotiations with the K’omoks that began […]

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RBC supports aboriginal after-school program – The Chronicle Journal

A Thunder Bay aboriginal group is among 105 organizations across the country that will receive funding from RBC’s After School Grants Project.RBC will provide $40,000 to Shkoday Abinojiiwak Obimiwedoon for programming aimed at urban aboriginal youth in the city, giving them an opportunity to improve their cultural, mental, physical and emotional well-being.RBC announced that it […]

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Privacy commissioner concerned about feds’ First Nations Accountability Bill – Hill Times

When the Aboriginal Affairs Committee goes into clause-by-clause study this week of Bill C-27, the First Nations Accountability and Transparency Bill, it should ask four questions to ensure that the bill is meeting its objectives without unduly invading privacy, says Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart. “The privacy issue before you is not one of lawfulness, […]

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International Pow Wow competition wraps up Manito Ahbee festival – Global Winnipeg

More than 1500 people sang and danced to the beat of their own drum Sunday. An international pow wow competition kicked off the last day of the Manito Ahbee festival and Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards at MTS Centre. The week long event hosted numerous events around the city. Sunday’s wrap included groups from all […]

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‘Surplus’ tobacco flooding the Canadian black market: RCMP – National Post

With Canadian tobacco fields heading for their biggest yield in years, the RCMP says significant amounts of the raw leaf product are being sold under the table to contraband cigarette factories. As much as a fifth of the tobacco crop can, in fact, be disposed of some years without officially accounting for it or “raising […]

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Community Resilience and Wellness in the North: Confronting a Changing Northern Climate

Climate change is a global concern, and its impact on Canada’s North has been especially severe. In some areas of the Canadian North, temperatures have increased by as much as 2.2°C over the past 50 years -almost 1°C greater than the average increase for Canada over roughly the same period.[1] During the summer of 2012, […]

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Schools embrace NAIDOC Week – Wellington Times

It was great to see such strong support in Wellington for NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the contribution of Aboriginal people and culture to Australian life. I note that the schools in Wellington did not miss the opportunity to share Aboriginal culture through singing and dancing performances with the many […]

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Professor campaigns for Indigenous Land Bank to unlock potential of native title land – The Age

JURIST Frank Brennan has warned there could be a backlash against the purchase of land for indigenous Australians if existing native title land is not more effectively developed. Father Brennan, professor of law at the Australian Catholic University, suggests an Indigenous Land Bank would be an effective way to promote the economic development of these […]

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Technology revives Aboriginal language – Radio Australia

New technologies are helping revive one of Australia’s oldest languages which many people fear was becoming lost and forgotten. Technology revives Aboriginal language (Credit: ABC)  A school in Menindee, in far west New South Wales, is developing a computer application to help students learn the traditional Aboriginal language, Paakantyi. Correspondent: Margaret Paul Speaker: Kayleen Kerwin, Menindee Central […]

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Number of Indigenous heavy smokers down 45% – The Conversation

The number of Indigenous heavy smokers fell from 17.3% in 1994 to 9.4% in 2008, a relative drop of 45%, a study has found. The study, conducted by the Menzies School of Health Research and published today in the Medical Journal of Australia, analysed data on from the 1994 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey, […]

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Australia’s indigenous artists surge onto world music scene – The Age

A NEW wave of indigenous musicians is receiving unprecedented attention from audiences in Australia and overseas, buoyed by a general upsurge of interest in Aboriginal artists. Hit films such as Bran Nue Dae and The Sapphires, the crossover popularity of veteran musicians including Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and Archie Roach and the television drama Redfern Now are all contributing. ”There’s been […]

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Fairness pledged in gas hub benefits deal – ABC Message Stick

A board, established to manage a $1.5 billion benefits package linked to the Kimberley gas hub, says the funds will be distributed fairly and wisely. For the first time in a Western Australian mining deal, most of the money tied to the gas hub land deal will be distributed to Aboriginal communities across the region. […]

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Thompson court system has serious backlog – CBC.ca

Nov 2, 2012 The justice system in the northern Manitoba city of Thompson is seriously backlogged, forcing many to wait months before they can see an end to their legal troubles. Court delays are common in Thompson, located 739 kilometres north of Winnipeg, due in part to the geographical distance. As well, a transient population […]

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Chamber to host First Nations job fair – Regina Leader-Post

LEADER-POST NOVEMBER 2, 2012 The Regina & District Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Ministry of Economy, is helping more than 50 employers connect one of the fastest growing segments of the workforce with one of the hottest economies in the country. The All Nations Job Fair, set for Nov. 28 at Evraz Place, […]

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Curtis Bonnell murder trial jury deliberations to begin – CBC.ca

Nov 2, 2012 The jury in Curtis Bonnell’s first-degree murder trial is expected to begin deliberations on Friday afternoon. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Fred Ferguson delivered his instructions to the 12-member jury in the morning. He urged them to “carefully consider all of the evidence with an open mind.” “You are the judge of […]

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Canadian First Nations group raises red flag on proposed oil mining – PRI

Published 02 November, 2012 Shell in Canada wants to expand its tar sands, also known as oil sands, mining operation in Alberta. But a group from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation says not so fast. They’re worried the project will do great environmental damage, and violate their rights. Canada’s tar sands cover an area the […]

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Steven Point leaves first nations legacy at Government House – Globe and Mail

DIRK MEISSNERVICTORIA — The Canadian PressPublished Thursday, Nov. 01 2012 Steven Point ended his five-year posting as British Columbia’s 28th lieutenant-governor on a high note Thursday, boldly and unabashedly belting out the song he says he wrote for the people of the province one night while sitting alone in Government House, his official residence. Mr. […]

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Manitoba hosts summit on missing, slain aboriginal women – Updated News

Thu, Nov 1st, 2012 A national summit that is focusing on missing and murdered aboriginal women has brought families from across Canada to Winnipeg, but not everyone believes the meeting will address the issue. The Manitoba government is hosting the National Aboriginal Women’s Summit, a meeting of provincial government ministers and national aboriginal groups, on […]

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Overdue bills straining relations between First Nations, school boards – CBC.ca

By Kathy Fitzpatrick CBC News Posted: Nov 1, 2012 At least two school divisions in the province say they are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid tuition fees for First Nations students who attend schools off-reserve. It’s believed the money will come through eventually, but late payments are costing school boards money and […]

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Taking control key to First Nations business success – Wawatay News

Thursday November 1, 2012 Whitesand First Nation stands poised to begin operation of their own green power plant and in doing so establish local businesses that will provide green energy, long term, skilled employment positions and revenues for the community. The green power will be generated from wood pellets produced from Whitesand’s own pellet mill […]

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‘New prison a best-practice model’ – The West Australian

November 2, 2012 Chief Justice of WA Wayne Martin has declared the new $150 million “Aboriginal prison” opened near Derby a more humane approach to indigenous incarceration in WA and a best-practice model for Australia. Among more than 200 guests to attend the official opening yesterday, Chief Justice Martin expressed hopes the West Kimberley Regional […]

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Indigenous progress being stifled: academic – Northern Star

2nd Nov 2012 ARE the current management structures and practices in Indigenous organisations, government and non-government agencies and political structures that impact upon Indigenous Australians creating enormous inefficiencies and waste of taxpayer funds while disenfranchising Aboriginal people? Trevor Maher, a Doctor of Business Administration candidate with Southern Cross University, is researching the issue and will […]

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Green light for extended Cape York welfare trial – ABC Message Stick

By Maria Hatzakis Updated November 02, 2012 The Queensland Government says extending a welfare reform trial on Cape York will bring further improvements to communities in the far north. The program links welfare payments to factors like school attendance, child safety and tenancy issues. Parliament has passed legislation to allow the scheme to continue until […]

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Leading Aboriginal corporation in administration – ABC Message Stick

Sarah Dingle reported this story on Friday, November 2, 2012 ASHLEY HALL: Western Australia’s police service says it’s assessing the actions of officers involved in the investigation of the former public prosecutor Lloyd Rayney. The Perth barrister has been acquitted of the 2007 murder of his wife Corryn Rayney, after a trial lasting three months. […]

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Minister slams Indigenous culture of dependency – ABC Message Stick

By Anthea Kissel November 02, 2012 Northern Territory Indigenous Advancement Minister Alison Anderson says many remote Aboriginal communities have become welfare traps. Ms Anderson has told parliament the Government should not be responsible for providing everything in these communities. She says it is common to hear endless complaints during conversations with Indigenous people in isolated […]

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RCMP searching for missing teen – CTV News

Blackfalds RCMP said a missing teen has been found, after she had been missing for nearly two weeks. Police said the 15-year-old was found safe, and thanked the public for their assistance in the case. Read more: http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/rcmp-searching-for-missing-teen-1.1019262

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Tease the day: Conservatives have a lot of defending to do – Macleans.ca

Not more than a few days after Prime Minister Stephen Harper lapped it up for cameras when he dropped in on a couple snapping wedding photos, he lapped it up again in predictable fashion on Hallowe’en night when he gave candy to local kids. That’s about the only good news for the PM this morning, however. […]

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New office tower planned for downtown Saskatoon – CTV News

Saskatoon’s downtown skyline will have a new addition. The Yellow Quill First Nation has announced plans to build a five-storey, 75,000-square-foot office building on a downtown property it already owns. The site, which is currently used as a parking lot, is located at Fourth Avenue and 20th Street East. It is next door to the […]

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“I Had Been Sexually Abused at Residential School” – Huffington Post Canada

In many respects, my friend and colleague Garnet Angeconeb is representative of the countless Aboriginal children beaten and raped in Canada’s Indian residential schools. For years he told no one, including his wife. Angry, pain-filled and confused, he drank heavily to dull his feelings. The turning-point in his life arrived during a business trip to […]

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Construction set to start on Spirit Sands Casino – CBC.ca

Manitoba is about to get another casino. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs announced Thursday that construction will begin next spring on the Spirit Sands Casino near Carberry. It will be developed and managed by Hemisphere Gaming from Minnesota. AMC Grand Chief Derek Nepinak says Hemisphere has a solid track record managing the very successful South […]

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Aboriginal art tour stopping in Truro – Truro Daily News

TRURO – Cree artist Ovide Bighetty’s works will be featured during a stop in Truro by the national Reforming Relationships Art Tour. Hosted by the John Calvin Christian Reformed Church, the tour seeks to create space for listening, learning, dialogue and building relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada. The exhibit features Bighetty’s depiction […]

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Closing remarks expected in Curtis Bonnell’s murder trial – CBC.ca

The jury in Curtis Bonnell’s first-degree murder trial is expected to hear closing remarks on Thursday afternoon and will likely start deliberating on Friday. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Fred Ferguson said on Wednesday that closing statements from the Crown and the defence will start at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. He told the jury he […]

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Webiquie First Nation gathered to celebrate accomplishments of youth – Net Newsledger

ATTAWAPISKAT – On Saturday, October 27th, the remote fly-in-only First Nation community of Webequie FN gathered for a special feast to celebrate the accomplishments of their youth whose original song echoed in the ears of their families, friends and elders as they sang, danced and showed their hand-made moccasin fashions. The youth were part of […]

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Festivals highlight aboriginal music, culture – CBC.ca

It’s a big week for aboriginal culture and music in Winnipeg, as both Aboriginal Music Week and the Manito Ahbee Festival have kicked off in the city. Venues around Winnipeg are hosting concerts, workshops and other events through Nov. 4. Aboriginal Music Week showcases a variety of indigenous artists performing hip-hop, electronic, world, folk, rock, […]

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New jail opens in Derby – ABC Message Stick

The Minister for Corrective Services, Murray Cowper, will today officially open Western Australia’s newest prison. The $150 million West Kimberley Regional Prison, in Derby, will hold up to 120 male and 30 female prisoners. Mr Cowper says regular assessments will be made on the facility, which has been designed to cater for local Aboriginal people. […]

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Cause and compassion – The Age

WHAT’S the difference between lecturing someone and inspiring them? Sometimes it’s just a backbeat. Popular music has long been a focal point for those trying to create change or enhance public awareness of social issues and now a group of Australia’s finest young indigenous musicians are hitting the road for a tour to raise awareness […]

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The Faces of Western Australia – Jakarta Globe

Sitting by the fire, between splashing waves and rustling wattle bushes, Darren Capewell cups some sand with both hands and lets it slip through his fingers.  “Don’t travel as a stranger,” he says in a deep voice. “Wherever you are in Australia, always introduce yourself to the land. Do this, while mentioning your name and […]

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Federal court ruling good news for Durri – ABC Message Stick

The federal court has disqualified the former director of a Kempsey Aboriginal medical service from holding office for 15 years. Gerald Hoskins has also been fined $100,000 and must pay court costs. Mr Hoskins paid himself over $200,000 in bonuses while he was head of the Durri Medical Service. The Indigenous Corporations Registrar Anthony Beven […]

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Funding announced for Dhiiyaan centre – Moree Champion

FUNDING in the amount of $200,000 has been announced to help secure the future of the Dhiiyaan Aboriginal Centre. “The Dhiiyaan Aboriginal Centre is a significant national, cultural and historical asset. It helps sustain the identity of the Kamilaroi nation and its people by preserving and supporting the development of Kamilaroi culture,” Minister for the […]

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Connected community schools struggling to find principals – ABC Online

The State Government’s new program to transform schools that are struggling is running behind schedule. The Government announced in May that 15 schools will take part in the ‘connected communities’ program from next year. The program would transform schools into community hubs in a bid to lift results in Aboriginal and other disadvantaged communities. In […]

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NSW behind on Indigenous schools program – ABC Message Stick

The New South Wales government’s program designed to transform schools that are struggling is running behind schedule. The government announced in May that 15 schools will take part in the ‘Connected Communities’ program from next year. The program is designed to transform schools in largely Indigenous areas, into community hubs. Every school will get an […]

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