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Feast to honour children buried at local cemetery – reddeeradvocate.com

Feast to honour children buried at local cemetery

By Stacy O’Brien – Red Deer Advocate
Published: June 15, 2010

A feast to honour children who were buried at the old Red Deer Industrial School cemetery is set for the end of the month.

Organizers expect 1,000 people at Fort Normandeau on June 30 for the feast, starting at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be for those who have a connection to the school, who went there or had relatives who went to the school.

http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/news/local/Feast_to_honour_children_buried_at_local_cemetery_96375274.html

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Saugeen protesters target HST – Sun Times

Saugeen protesters target HST

Posted By SCOTT DUNN , SUN TIMES STAFF

A Harmonized Sales Tax protest at Saugeen First Nation Monday was about practicalities and principles, Saugeen Chief Randall Kahgee said.

Native people don’t pay 8% provincial sales tax at the cash register if they show a card proving their native status.

http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2623122

by NationTalk on June 15, 2010757 Views

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Port will review Snuneymuxw concerns – Canada.com

Port will review Snuneymuxw concerns

By Robert Barron, The Daily News June 15, 2010

The Nanaimo Port Authority has agreed to check the environmental data compiled on the effect the new cruise ship terminal will have on the Nanaimo River estuary after a meeting with representatives from the Snuneymuxw First Nation on Monday.

http://www.canada.com/Port+will+review+Snuneymuxw+concerns/3155818/story.html

by NationTalk on June 15, 2010607 Views

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Hate crime rate static in province – Winnipeg Free Press

Hate crime rate static in province
But numbers on rise across Canada

By: Carol Sanders

A rise in immigration has been linked to a rise in hate crimes across Canada, but not here in Friendly Manitoba.

According to Statistics Canada, there were 1,036 police-reported hate crimes in Canada in 2008, up 35 per cent from the previous year. Just over half of the reported crimes were motivated by race or ethnicity.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/hate-crime-rate-static-in-province-96359434.html

by NationTalk on June 15, 2010661 Views

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A reason to celebrate on National Aboriginal Day – bclocalnews.com

A reason to celebrate on National Aboriginal Day

Updated: June 15, 2010
By Gary McDermott

National Aboriginal Day, June 21, is a time for our country’s first people and their descendants to celebrate and share their cultures and values with other Canadians.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_central/ladysmithchronicle/opinion/96405124.html

by NationTalk on June 15, 2010582 Views

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Woodstock First Nation plans events to mark National Aboriginal Day – Daily Gleaner

Woodstock First Nation plans events to mark National Aboriginal Day

Published Tuesday June 15th, 2010
A6By PAULA RENNICK
The Bugle-Observer

WOODSTOCK FIRST NATION – The Woodstock First Nation has several events planned in celebration of National Aboriginal Day on June 21.

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/1094669

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Canadian Construction Association chair looks to Aboriginals as source of future workforce – dcnonl.com

Canadian Construction Association chair looks to Aboriginals as source of future workforce

June 10, 2010
RICHARD GILBERT
staff writer
REGINA

Encouraging Aboriginal youth to consider careers in construction is a top priority for the new chair of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA).

http://dcnonl.com/article/id39223/roadbuilding

by NationTalk on June 15, 2010676 Views

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General Synod unanimously calls for greater participation in the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

General Synod unanimously calls for greater participation in the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Trina Gallop
June 11, 2010 –

On June 11, the second anniversary of the apology to survivors of residential schools made by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons, members of the General Synod 2010 unanimously passed Resolution A179-R2 which calls for greater participation of the church in the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada.

http://news.anglican.ca/news/stories/2240

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Paul Band purges teaching staff – CBC.ca

Paul Band purges teaching staff

Last Updated: Saturday, June 12, 2010

The principal and six teachers at the Paul Band First Nation School west of Edmonton have been let go in what the band says is an effort to revitalize the school.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2010/06/12/edmonton-paul-band-teachers.html#ixzz0qnTD5vs2

by NationTalk on June 14, 2010665 Views

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Veteran JR LaRose ‘starving’ for redemption – The Province

Veteran J.R. LaRose ‘starving’ for redemption

Looking for fresh start after leg surgeries, release from Eskimos

By Lowell Ullrich, The Province June 13, 2010

They called him Hollyrose in his hometown, and not long after he joined the B.C. Lions another nickname was hung on J.R. LaRose.
” L. A. Rose,” defensive backs coach Mark Washington said with a grin.

Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Veteran+LaRose+starving+redemption/3148704/story.html#ixzz0qnSvpXBh

by NationTalk on June 14, 2010680 Views

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Long Plain celebrates eldest elder – Herald Leader

Long Plain celebrates eldest elder

Posted By Angela Brown, Central Plains Herald-Leader

Long Plain First Nation came together on Sunday to pay tribute to the reserve’s eldest elder.

Jean Meeches, who turned 99 on June 8, was honoured with a banquet dinner, a special speech, prayer and music, including a drum song.

http://www.cpheraldleader.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2621221

by NationTalk on June 14, 2010661 Views

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Floods cause state of emergency on Peguis First Nation – Global Winnipeg

Floods cause state of emergency on Peguis First Nation

Global TV: Saturday, June 12, 2010

Spring flooding has once again washed out the community of Peguis First Nation.

Incessant rainfall in the community has forced officials to declare a state of emergency. Roads, homes, and fields in the town of about 7,200 people are soaked and flooded.

http://www.globalwinnipeg.com/Floods+cause+state+emergency+Peguis+First+Nation/3147485/story.html

by NationTalk on June 14, 2010559 Views

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Residential school survivors to tell their stories – Toronto Sun

Residential school survivors to tell their stories

By CHRISTINA SPENCER, Parliamentary Bureau
Last Updated: June 13, 2010

OTTAWA – Two years after the federal government apologized for the wrongs done to native people during the era of the Indian Residential Schools, a unique five-year initiative aimed at national reconciliation kicks off this week in Winnipeg.

http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/06/13/14374671.html

by NationTalk on June 14, 2010527 Views

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Sask. foster care blasted after child’s death – CBC.ca

Sask. foster care blasted after child’s death

Last Updated: Saturday, June 12, 2010

The death Tuesday of a 22-month-old child in foster care has First Nations leaders in Saskatchewan calling for a public inquiry

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2010/06/12/sk-child-death-foster-care-10612.html#ixzz0qnRPuq00

by NationTalk on June 14, 2010535 Views

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Many ways to experience aboriginal culture – Vancouver Sun

Many ways to experience aboriginal culture

Growing number of tours and attractions focus on native history

By Shelagh McNally, Canwest News Service June 12, 2010

There’s never been a better time to explore Canada’s aboriginal heritage, thanks to an expanding array of attractions and tours ranging from the rugged to the luxurious.

http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Many+ways+experience+aboriginal+culture/3145260/story.html

by NationTalk on June 14, 2010484 Views

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Parties at odds on second anniversary of aboriginal apology – Toronto Sun

Parties at odds on second anniversary of aboriginal apology

By CHRISTINA SPENCER, Parliamentary Bureau
Last Updated: June 11, 2010

OTTAWA – The federal government still has a long way to go to honour the historic apology it offered two years ago for the widespread abuses many aboriginals suffered in residential schools, opposition members charged Friday.

http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/06/11/14357321.html

by NationTalk on June 14, 2010446 Views

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The Ontario no G20 or G8 leader will see – Toronto Star

The Ontario no G20 or G8 leader will see

In northern First Nations communities, poverty, joblessness and despair are everywhere, yet these issues are left off summit agenda

By Tanya Talaga
Queen’s Park Bureau

SANDY LAKE, ONT.—Precious Kakegamic couldn’t be farther removed from the $1.1 billion G8 and G20 summits and their global agenda.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/822891–the-ontario-no-g20-or-g8-leader-will-see

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SW ring road could level 500 houses – CBC.ca

SW ring road could level 500 houses

Last Updated: Friday, June 11, 2010

People living in the Calgary community of Lakeview are worried that hundreds of houses in the area will be demolished to make room for the southwest ring road.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2010/06/11/calgary-ring-road-lakeview-kent-houses.html#ixzz0qZyVEvoz

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010776 Views

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Toddler who died in Sask. foster care covered in burns: Family – Montreal Gazette

Toddler who died in Sask. foster care covered in burns: Family

By Jeanette Stewart, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
June 11, 2010

WARMAN, Sask. — Thick makeup applied by funeral-home staff couldn’t hide what looked like burns covering the face of a 22-month-old boy who died while in foster care in Saskatchewan this week.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Toddler+died+Sask+foster+care+covered+burns+Family/3142386/story.html#ixzz0qZy8DxTP

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010653 Views

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100 years later – TbNewsWatch.com

100 years later

By Jamie Smith tbnewswatch.com

As the children of Sandy Lake First Nation sang Oh Canada in Oji-Cree, Adam Fiddler’s eyes filled with tears.

It’s been 100 years since his great-grandfather Robert signed a treaty with Canada and as current chief of the 2,700 person reserve, Fiddler said it’s the young people who are pushing to have the original intent of that treaty recognized.

http://www.tbnewswatch.com/news/96090/100-years-later

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010851 Views

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Lennox Island election draws full slate – CBC.ca

Lennox Island election draws full slate

Last Updated: Friday, June 11, 2010

The upcoming band council election on Lennox Island is drawing a full slate of candidates as interest in serving the community is growing.

The First Nation community of roughly 437 people in western Prince Edward Island has one chief, two councillors and a separate spot for an off-reserve councillor in the June 19 election.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2010/06/11/pei-lennox-island-band-election-837.html#ixzz0qZxTondq

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010640 Views

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Celebrate Summer July 3 event celebrating aboriginal culture survives – Daily Miner and News

Celebrate Summer July 3 event celebrating aboriginal culture survives

Posted By By Emily Poschner

The show will go on. Celebrate Summer’s July 3 event, which faced cancellation due to lack of funding, will still be taking place at the Harbourfront.

“Things are beginning to come together,” says Mort Goss, BIZ vice-president, “The show will happen and the bands are booked.”

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2619662

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010552 Views

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Celebrate Aboriginal Day and The Summer Solstice – Canada.com

Celebrate Aboriginal Day and The Summer Solstice

Comox Valley Echo June 11, 2010

Join the Komoks First Nation, I-HOS Gallery and Vancouver Island MusicFest for an all ages evening celebration of National Aboriginal Day and the Summer Solstice at the Komoks First Nation on Monday June 21st from 5:30 to 10:00 pm on the shores of the Courtenay Estuary.

http://www.canada.com/Celebrate+Aboriginal+Summer+Solstice/3142111/story.html

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010773 Views

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First Nations agreements, mining regulations, Indigenous art: Bamoseda – News1130

First Nations agreements, mining regulations, Indigenous art: Bamoseda

Jun 11, 2010

There’s been some positive development between First Nations communities and municipalities. Two researchers have found nearly 100 agreements have been signed between different First Nations and towns in B.C.

http://www.news1130.com/news/national/article/65357–first-nations-agreements-mining-regulations-indigenous-art-bamoseda

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010519 Views

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Aboriginal history month launches at city hall – Metro Edmonton

Aboriginal history month launches at city hall

MIRIAM ITZECK
FOR METRO EDMONTON
June 11, 2010

With singing, dancing and banging drums, the celebration of Aboriginal History and Culture Month launched at the legislature yesterday.

http://www.metronews.ca/edmonton/local/article/548365–aboriginal-history-month-launches-at-city-hall

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010576 Views

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Call for peace at vigil for shooting victim – kenoradailyminerandnews.com

Call for peace at vigil for shooting victim

Posted By By Garett WIlliams

There was a call for peace in Kenora Wednesday night.

More than 80 people gathered on First Street South to light candles where 39-year-old Helen Proulx was shot and injured by a police officer Monday evening.

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2617661

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010469 Views

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Building The Growth Plan For Northern Ontario – republicofmining.com

Building The Growth Plan For Northern Ontario

by Honourable Michael Gravelle, Ontario Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry

Since the proposed plan was released last October, it has generated close to 300 submissions from individuals, municipalities, educational institutions, industry and community organizations across Northern Ontario. More than 1,400 northerners participated in 10 public information sessions, and more than 40 videoconferences, meetings and workshops. Many groups organized special meetings to bring together communities and individuals from across sectors to discuss their input.

http://www.republicofmining.com/2010/06/09/building-the-growth-plan-for-northern-ontario-by-honourable-michael-gravelle-ontario-minister-of-northern-development-mines-and-forestry/

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010630 Views

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First Nation grads find employment at Young-Davidson mine

Five First Nation graduates of the Underground Miner Training program are on their way to mining careers after being hired to work at the Young-Davidson mine run by Northgate Minerals Corporation near Matachewan, Ont.

June 10, 2010: Volume 37 #12, Page A13

Matachewan First Nation and Northgate hosted a ceremony for the graduates in Matachewan May 27.

This is the first group of graduates under the Matachewan Aboriginal Access to Mine Jobs Training Strategy (MAATS). It is also the first time the mine has hired a female underground miner.

http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2010/6/10/First-Nation-grads-find-employment-at-YoungDavidson-mine_20045

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Truth commission attendees struggle with travel – CBC

Truth commission attendees struggle with travel

Last Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2010

Many Indian residential schools survivors are wondering how to get to Winnipeg for next week’s first national Truth and Reconciliation event.

The event, at The Forks national historical site, June 16 to 19, is expected to bring in 5,000 to 8,000 survivors and their families, along with former school staff and others who were affected by the experience. It will be the first of seven such events to be held across the country.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/06/10/mb-residential-schools-reconciliation-event-travel-winnipeg.html#ixzz0qZGzn2yz

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010479 Views

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Nunavut law school program loses funding – CBC

Nunavut law school program loses funding

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Nunavut government will not give $5 million of core funding to the Akitsiraq Law Program to train more Inuit lawyers in the territory.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/06/09/nunavut-akitsiraq-funding.html#ixzz0qZGjFbE3

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010502 Views

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Poundmaker group attempts to oust leaders – StarPhoenix

Poundmaker group attempts to oust leaders

Opposition faction claims ‘band custom’ in naming interim council

By Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix June 10, 2010

An increasingly bitter political dispute in this community west of the Battlefords could serve as a test case for the often subjective, oral traditions known as “band custom.”

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Poundmaker+group+attempts+oust+leaders/3134863/story.html#ixzz0qYNiIZLM

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010517 Views

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Students Falling Through the Cracks – Winnipeg Free Press

Students falling through the cracks
Teacher worried about boy who disappeared

By: Carol Sanders
10/06/2010

An inner-city teacher with 30 years experience says she’s relieved the Office of the Children’s Advocate is finally reporting on the “chaos” she’s seen grow over the years for at-risk kids in her classroom.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/students-falling-through-the-cracks-96034499.html

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010449 Views

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Metis Nation Leader Urges Co-operation – Leader-Post

Metis Nation leader urges co-operation

By Kerry Benjoe, The Leader-Post June 10, 2010

History was made at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations’ annual spring assembly when the leader of the Metis Nation — Saskatchewan (MNS) addressed the assembly.

Read more: http://www.leaderpost.com/Metis+Nation+leader+urges+operation/3135705/story.html#ixzz0qYN18mAe

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010454 Views

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Metis Nation Council Call for Leaders’ Resignation – StarPhoenix

Metis Nation council call for leaders’ resignation

By Lori Coolican and Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix June 10, 2010

A majority of the council of the Metis Nation-Saskatchewan (MNS) is calling for the immediate resignations of the organization’s president and vice-president.

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Metis+Nation+council+call+leaders+resignation/3134876/story.html#ixzz0qYMl8mdt

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010483 Views

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MacEwan University honours two people and an organization – edmontonjournal.com

MacEwan University honours two people and an organization

Muriel Stanley Venne, Allan Scott, Edmonton Community Foundation to receive honorary degrees

edmontonjournal.com June 10, 2010

EDMONTON — A Metis women’s advocate, the head of the new art gallery and a local foundation are set to receive honorary bachelor’s degrees at Grant MacEwan University this spring.

Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/MacEwan+University+honours+people+organization/3132499/story.html#ixzz0qYMMlQID

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010594 Views

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Loss of Campus Disastrous – StarPhoenix

Loss of campus disastrous

The StarPhoenix June 10, 2010

No longer having any substantive cause, the federal government finally has realized that it cannot withhold allocated FNUC funds.

The main effect of the recent $4 million federal holdback seems to have been to force the shutdown of FNUC’s Saskatoon campus. The rightful restoration of FNUC funds hasn’t changed the shocking decision to sell the university’s City Park building and grounds.

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/travel/Loss+campus+disastrous/3134893/story.html#ixzz0qYLxzvlt

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010428 Views

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Labrador Inuit Leader Remembered – CBC News

Labrador Inuit Leader Remembered

CBC News
Last Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2010

People in Labrador are mourning the passing of an outspoken Inuk elder.

Mary Adams, 76, is being remembered as someone who spoke for people who didn’t have a voice, such as Inuit women.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2010/06/10/nl-adams-mary-obit-610.html#ixzz0qYLd8uEP

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Support gathers for proposed law to allow private property on reserves – 680news.com

Support gathers for proposed law to allow private property on reserves

Jonathan Montpetit, The Canadian Press Jun 09, 2010

MONTREAL – A proposed law that would allow First Nations to own the land they live on, reversing hundreds of years of aboriginal policy, is gaining support among native leaders and the country’s political class.

http://www.680news.com/news/national/article/64642–support-gathers-for-proposed-law-to-allow-private-property-on-reserves

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First Nations will seek HST exemption – kamloopsnews.ca

First Nations will seek HST exemption

By MIKE YOUDS
Daily News Staff Reporter

The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs will ask Finance Minister Colin Hansen to exempt First Nations from the HST.

Fearing the impact of additional taxation on band members already stretched to the limit, the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) endorsed the Fight HST campaign Tuesday.

http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20100609/KAMLOOPS0101/306099974/-1/KAMLOOPS01/first-nations-will-seek-hst-exemption

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Aboriginal woman defies odds in science – Vancouver Sun

Aboriginal woman defies odds in science
Alberta program draws students to the field

By Derek Sankey, Calgary Herald June 9, 2010

Growing up in the small town of Grand Rapids, Man., Becky Cook believed she would go on to university. It was the support network around her that made that dream possible years later when she enrolled at the University of Manitoba.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Aboriginal+woman+defies+odds+science/3127863/story.html#ixzz0qNRcqBEQ

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B.C. laws unfair to First Nations: Harvard report – The Province

B.C. laws unfair to First Nations: Harvard report
Law school takes Victoria to task over mining rules

By John Bermingham, The Province June 9, 2010

A new U.S. report says B.C. mining laws are unfair to First Nations, but that doesn’t wash with the provincial government.

The Harvard Law School report, called Bearing the Burden, said First Nations communities are not part of the decision-making for future mining activity on their lands.

Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/laws+unfair+First+Nations+Harvard+report/3130166/story.html#ixzz0qNOmFvDL

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BC railway tie energy project seeks home – CBC.ca

B.C. railway tie energy project seeks home

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A group of senior business and community leaders in Prince George is aggressively wooing a proposal to turn old railway ties into energy after the plan was rejected in Kamloops because of air quality concerns.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/06/09/bc-gasification-plant-prince-george.html#ixzz0qNOSAAdN

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The Woodward’s Project: Bright sun – National Post

The Woodward’s Project: Bright sun

By Brian Hutchinson June 9, 2010

This is Bill Cooper, who I met at a frenetic, illegal hawkers market on Hastings Street. He was hunched over the sidewalk, applying finishing touches to a painting he’d made. It caught my eye. “Five bucks,” he said. Sold.

Read more: http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/06/09/the-woodwards-project-bright-sun/#ixzz0qNO4nzUq
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Aboriginal Day concerts expand national reach – Winnipeg Free Press

Aboriginal Day concerts expand national reach

By: Staff Writer
9/06/2010

NATIONAL Aboriginal Day is expected to reach more people across Canada this year with two concerts being broadcast simultaneously on television and radio.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/entertainment/breakingnews/aboriginal-day-concerts-expand-national-reach-95937089.html

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Shrugs greet historic $145M Toronto land claim settlement – Toronto Star

Shrugs greet historic $145M Toronto land claim settlementNew Credit First Nation members, due $20,000 each, say life goes on as usual

Published On Tue Jun 8 2010

NEW CREDIT FIRST NATION—Cows casually graze and a man cuts grass in front of the Willow Park Tent and Trailer Campground and banquet centre, which proprietor Marvin LaForme jokes is his community’s version of the Eaton Centre.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/820778–shrugs-greet-historic-145m-toronto-land-claim-settlement?bn=1

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Aboriginal lecture series – bclocalnews.com

Aboriginal lecture series

Published: June 08, 2010

During his 16 years as chief of the Tsawout First Nation, Allan Claxton (Sxed Qel A’new) has introduced many initiatives to help his community become self sufficient.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_south/peninsulanewsreview/news/95821769.html

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Family breakdowns stress child-welfare system: gov’t – Winnipeg Sun

Family breakdowns stress child-welfare system: gov’t

By ROSS ROMANIUK, Winnipeg Sun
Last Updated: June 9, 2010

Family breakdowns across Manitoba are bringing “crisis after crisis” and heaping mounting challenges on its child-welfare system, Family Services Minister Gord Mackintosh said Tuesday.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/manitoba/2010/06/08/14315976.html

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Better your plan to fight TB on reserves, Health Canada urged – Canwest News Service

Better your plan to fight TB on reserves, Health Canada urged

By Jen Skerritt, Canwest News Service June 9, 2010

WINNIPEG — Health Canada must improve its plan to fight tuberculosis and set clear targets to reduce the disproportionately high rates of the disease in First Nations and Inuit communities, according to a report released Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Better+your+plan+fight+reserves+Health+Canada+urged/3129517/story.html#ixzz0qNFpKq1r

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Education deans and Indigenous groups endorse new accord on education – universityaffairs.ca

June 8, 2010

Education deans and Indigenous groups endorse new accord on education
‘It’s the right thing to do’

by Nick Taylor-Vaisey

Canada’s deans of education are sending a powerful message to their faculties. They’ve come together to endorse a vision of indigenous education that they hope will spark a sea change on campuses across the country.

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/new-indigenous-accord.aspx

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Moving beyond “We’re sorry” to a legacy of change and hope – CPJ

Moving beyond “We’re sorry” to a legacy of change and hope

By Rebekah Sears | Monday, June 7th, 2010

June 11 marks the second anniversary of the Canadian Government’s apology for the Indian Residential Schools. The official apology was made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper with responses from the other three major party leaders (Stéphane Dion, Gilles Duceppe and Jack Layton). Each leader conveyed disappointment, regret and sadness in their party’s role, be it direct or indirect, in maintaining these institutions for so long.

http://www.cpj.ca/en/content/moving-beyond-%E2%80%9Cwe%E2%80%99re-sorry%E2%80%9D-legacy-change-and-hope

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