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Renewed Six Nations blockade pushing residents to the brink: Caledonia mayor – Hamilton Spec

Renewed Six Nations blockade pushing residents to the brink: Caledonia mayor

TORONTO – A renewed Six Nations blockade of a southern Ontario highway is pushing residents to the brink and is paving the way for a repeat of violent clashes between protesters and town residents, the mayor of the beleaguered town said Monday.

http://www.thespec.com/article/361114

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Time to break off negotiations until native blockades come down: Opposition – Hamilton Spec

Time to break off negotiations until native blockades come down: Opposition

TORONTO — The Opposition says the Ontario government should immediately break off all talks with aboriginal groups until their roadblocks come down.

http://www.thespec.com/article/361138

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008631 Views

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Carmacks residents’ concerns ignored by environmental board: mayor – CBC

Carmacks residents’ concerns ignored by environmental board: mayor

The mayor of Carmacks, Yukon, accused the territory’s environmental assessment board of ignoring her residents’ concerns about a proposed mining operation in the area.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/04/28/carmacks-yesab.html

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008509 Views

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Kashechewan evacuees arriving in Stratford – CTV

Kashechewan evacuees arriving in Stratford

Updated Mon. Apr. 28 2008 4:10 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

The federal government says moving Kashechewan’s residents to higher ground would still leave the northern Ontario community prone to flooding.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080428/Kashechewan_airlift_080428/20080428/

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Bridging past and present to create a cultural legacy – Vancouver Sun

Bridging past and present to create a cultural legacy
Native carver hopes to find a the right log to start working on a totem pole for the Olympics

Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun
Published: Monday, April 28, 2008

Squamish First Nation artist Klatle-Bhi is putting out a call to log brokers and timber companies for a particularly special length of old-growth red cedar log.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=57510ca6-b78d-4f30-8bba-1f247196059f

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008571 Views

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LaForme appointed head of Indian residential schools commission – CBC

LaForme to lead residential schools commission
Apology from PM expected soon: Strahl

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2008 | 1:30 PM ET
CBC News

An aboriginal judge with Ontario’s Court of Appeal has been appointed to head the Truth and Reconciliation Commission examining the legacy of decades of abuse at Indian residential schools.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/04/28/laforme-appointment.html

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Native Protesters Threaten to Escalate Standoff – Globe and Mail

Native protesters threaten to escalate standoff

The Canadian Press
April 28, 2008 at 3:06 AM EDT

DESERONTO, ONT. — Six Nations protesters in Caledonia say they won’t remove a blockade until the police back down at another aboriginal protest in eastern Ontario.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080428.wstandoff0428/BNStory/National/home

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008469 Views

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Mohawk Leader Warns of Another ‘Oka’ – Sault Star

Mohawk leader warns of another ‘Oka’

A Mohawk leader says police can expect “another Oka crisis” if they enter a quarry occupied by aboriginal protesters for more than a year.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1004389

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008429 Views

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Aboriginal Standoff Protests – CTV

Aboriginal standoff protests

Updated Mon. Apr. 28 2008 7:36 AM

Six Nations protests are continuing in Caledonia and Deseronto after a weekend of tension in both communities.

http://southwesternontario.ctv.ca/news.php?id=1501

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008659 Views

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Kash flood evacuees settle in Cochrane – Timmins Daily Press

Kash flood evacuees settle in Cochrane

Posted By Brandon Walker

This isn’t the first time 61-year-old Kashechewan Elder Rita Koosees has had to flee her home due to flooding, but she hopes it’s the last.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1004225&auth=Brandon+Walker

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Police remove Deseronto roadblock, but road through community … – The Chronicle

Police remove Deseronto roadblock, but road through community remains closed

Article online since April 28th 2008

DESERONTO, Ont. – Provincial police have removed a roadblock set up by aboriginal protesters on a rural road north of Deseronto, Ont.

http://www.westendchronicle.com/article-cp52747026-Police-remove-Deseronto-roadblock-but-road-through-community-remains-closed.html

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008492 Views

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Med school costs discourage applicants: Study – Toronto Star

Med school costs discourage applicants: Study

Apr 28, 2008 06:42 AM
Anne-Marie Tobin
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canada needs more physicians to serve rural and aboriginal communities, but the prospect of medical school debts may be discouraging promising students from those regions – who might eventually return home to practise – from even applying to med school, doctors-in-training say.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/419136

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008486 Views

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Protest held in Ottawa over aboriginal land claims (CTV.ca)

Protest held in Ottawa over aboriginal land claims

Updated Sun. Apr. 27 2008 5:58 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

About two-dozen protesters rallied in front of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Ottawa office Sunday to fight for faster action on aboriginal land claims.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080427/natives_protest_080427/20080427?hub=Canada&s_name=

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Ontario aboriginal judge to head Indian residential schools commission (CBC)

Ontario aboriginal judge to head Indian residential schools commission

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2008 | 10:05 PM ET
CBC News

An aboriginal judge with Ontario’s Court of Appeal will head a commission looking into abuse at Indian residential schools, CBC News has learned.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/04/27/judge-laforme.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008476 Views

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Caledonia protesters will stay until OPP back off – CTV.ca

Caledonia protesters will stay until OPP back off

Updated Mon. Apr. 28 2008 9:35 AM ET
The Associated Press

DESERONTO, Ont. — Six Nations protesters in Caledonia say they won’t remove a blockade until the police back down at another aboriginal protest in eastern Ontario.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080428/caledonia_opp_080428/20080428?hub=Canada

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Ads aim to curb meth use in native communities – CTV.ca

Ads aim to curb meth use in native communities

Updated Mon. Apr. 28 2008 8:01 AM ET
The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An ad campaign has been launched in hopes of raising awareness and curbing the use of methamphetamine in American Indian communities across the U.S.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080428/meth_ads_080428/20080428?hub=Health

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008564 Views

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Scientists link 17 living people to an aboriginal man found frozen … – Globe and Mail

Scientists link 17 living people to an aboriginal man found in glacier

MURRAY LANGDON
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
April 28, 2008 at 5:40 AM EDT

Scientists have found a direct link between the frozen remains of a man found in a glacier in northern B.C. and 17 people living in B.C., Yukon and Alaska.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080428.wbcfrozen28/BNStory/National/home

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National aboriginal tournament offers last chance to showcase talent – Sault Star

National aboriginal tournament offers last chance to showcase talent

Posted By Ben Leeson

Jenesica Drinkwater wants to leave the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships with more than just a championship trophy.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1004396

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008374 Views

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Kelowna Accord should get passed – Regina Leader-Post

Kelowna Accord should get passed

Doug Cuthand, Special to The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, April 28, 2008

The Kelowna Accord seems to have a longer life than the Energizer Bunny. It just keeps going and going. Its latest incarnation is a bill before the Senate that was passed by the House of Commons in March of 2007.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=232add7a-4769-441a-8c8b-92985a5c9272

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008400 Views

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The sad story of Kashechewan – Guelph Mercury

The sad story of Kashechewan

April 28, 2008
KATE HOPWOOD

One of the neatest things about my job is reading the wire. It’s amazing how many funny, interesting and just plain weird stories are out there. There are sad ones, too.

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/321826

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008425 Views

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Airlift of northern communities resumes – Globe and Mail

FLOODING
Airlift of northern communities resumes

COLIN PERKEL
The Canadian Press
April 28, 2008

TORONTO — A massive airlift of flood-threatened aboriginal communities on the shore of James Bay resumed yesterday, one day after rain, fog and snow scuttled evacuation plans, Ontario’s Community Safety Ministry said.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080428.STRATFORD28/TPStory/TPNational/Ontario/

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Native protesters still blocking Highway 6 bypass – Hamilton Spec

Native protesters still blocking Highway 6 bypass

April 27, 2008
Dana Brown and Rachel DeLazzer
The Hamilton Spectator

Six Nations protesters are continuing to block the Highway 6 bypass today after police backed off an attempt to clear the road last night.

http://www.thespec.com/News/BreakingNews/article/360699

by NationTalk on April 27, 2008525 Views

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Tensions over First Nations protests have largely subsided – Winnipeg Free Press

Tensions over First Nations protests have largely subsided

Updated: April 27

CALEDONIA, Ont. — Tensions over First Nations protests in two Ontario communities have largely subsided, the head of the Ontario Provincial Police said early Sunday.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/story/4165957p-4753700c.html

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Situation calm after Ont. native protests: OPP – CTV.ca

Situation calm after Ont. native protests: OPP

Updated Sun. Apr. 27 2008 10:18 AM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

The head of the Ontario Provincial Police says tensions between police and native protesters in eastern Ontario have eased.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080427/natives_protest_080427/20080427?hub=Canada

by NationTalk on April 27, 2008492 Views

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When science and oral tradition meet (Montreal Gazette)

When science and oral tradition meet
Iceman 300-year-old DNA sheds light on the ancestry of West Coast clans

JUDITH LAVOIE, Canwest News Service

Sisters Sheila Clark and Pearl Callaghan held hands and blinked back tears Friday as they talked about their ancestor Kwaday Dan Ts’inchi, better known as Long Ago Person Found, a young aboriginal man whose frozen body was discovered nine years ago at the foot of a melting glacier in northern British Columbia.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=00d5bb70-d713-4163-9a9e-76f7f4fa84b7&k=45468

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James Bay airlift resumes – Globe and Mail

James Bay airlift resumes

COLIN PERKEL
Canadian Press
April 27, 2008 at 12:49 PM EDT

TORONTO — A mass airlift of flood-threatened First Nations communities on the shore of James Bay resumed Sunday, one day after rain, fog and snow scuttled evacuation plans, Ontario’s Community Safety Ministry said.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080427.wkashechewan0427/BNStory/National/home

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Reserves urged to show zero tolerance for gangs – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Reserves urged to show zero tolerance for gangs
Former drug dealer says education can help end violence

By JOHN COTTER The Canadian Press
Sun. Apr 27 – 4:46 AM

EDMONTON — Aboriginal people can wrest control of violence-plagued reserves in Alberta’s Hobbema area by having zero tolerance for gangs and by banning drugs and alcohol from homes, says a former gang member who is now a member of the Saskatchewan legislature.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/1052344.html

by NationTalk on April 27, 2008459 Views

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Diversity: Easier said than done, but, with tenacity, it can be done – Globe and Mail

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Diversity: Easier said than done, but, with tenacity, it can be done
Reginal credit union’s experience at hiring natives pays off

TAVIA GRANT
April 25, 2008

For years, Regina-based Conexus Credit Union tried to diversify its staff by hiring more aboriginals, one person at a time. The strategy wasn’t working. Many new hires weren’t sticking around and, despite noble intentions, the complexion of its work force didn’t change much.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080425.CADIVERSITY25/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on April 26, 2008624 Views

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Anishinabek plan to end poverty by 2028 – SooToday

Anishinabek plan to end poverty by 2028

By SooToday.com Staff
SooToday.com
Friday, April 25, 2008

Anishinabek blueprint takes aim at poverty

PARRY SOUND – The Anishinabek Nation yesterday unveiled an economic plan designed to support Grand Council Chief John Beaucage’s pre-election pledge to eradicate poverty among the 42 member communities within the next 20 years.

http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/full_story.asp?StoryNumber=31642

by NationTalk on April 26, 20082075 Views

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Alberta aboriginal group protests proposed pipeline at TransCanada meeting – Canadian Business

Alberta aboriginal group protests proposed pipeline at TransCanada meeting

Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press
April 25, 2008 – 6:07 p.m.

CALGARY – The chief executive of TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) was confronted with some questions at the company’s shareholder meeting Friday about how it intends to handle a dispute with a northern Alberta aboriginal group over a proposed pipeline.

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/headline_news/article.jsp?content=b0425116A

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Follow all the action – Globe and Mail

Follow all the action

ROY MacGREGOR
From Saturday’s Globe and Mail
April 26, 2008 at 2:08 PM EDT

MONTREAL — “Just look at that wall over there.”

Carey Price is standing in front of his locker long after Game 1 has ended in his favour, well after the cameras and microphones have left the room and well beyond the call of duty for a goaltender who has just played, and won, a Stanley Cup game that went into overtime.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080426.wspt-carey-feature-home-25/BNStory/Front

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Health region seeks more aboriginal input (StarPhoenix)

Health region seeks more aboriginal input
Aboriginal health co-ordinators to study system, offer advice

Janet French, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, April 25, 2008

An agreement signed Thursday by the Saskatoon Health Region could lead to more ceremony rooms for First Nations people to use at hospitals, or guides to help aboriginal people navigate the complex health system.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=a153a7ad-e130-4aba-a874-183e860f895d&k=6773

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Experts say Alberta First Nations can wrest control of reserves … – Canoe.ca

Experts say Alberta First Nations can wrest control of reserves from gangs

By John Cotter, THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Aboriginal people can wrest control of violence-plagued reserves in Alberta’s Hobbema area by having zero tolerance for gangs and by banning drugs and alcohol from homes, says a former gang member who is now a member of the Saskatchewan legislature.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2008/04/26/5396126-cp.html

by NationTalk on April 26, 2008491 Views

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Mishkeegogamang Reaches Agreement with Exploration Company – Chronicle Journal

Mishkeegogamang reaches agreement with exploration company

By Alana Toulin
Friday, April 25, 2008

When members from the Mishkeegogamang First Nation sat down for negotiations with representatives from Richview Resources, neither group wanted to end up in a battle like the one between KI and Platinex.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=105704

by NationTalk on April 25, 2008460 Views

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Former PM visits Regina – Regina Leader-Post

Former PM visits Regina

Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post
Published: Friday, April 25, 2008

REGINA (SNN) — Former Liberal prime minister Paul Martin says his life’s work is now focused on issues of aboriginal education and international poverty.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=b7d86be9-4c3d-4c81-a582-991b02ac6a3a

by NationTalk on April 25, 2008439 Views

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Kelowna Accord proving tough to put on shelf – The StarPhoenix

Kelowna Accord proving tough to put on shelf

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, April 25, 2008

The Kelowna Accord seems to have a longer life than the Energizer Bunny. It just keeps going and going. Its latest incarnation is a bill before the Senate that was passed by the House of Commons in March of 2007.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=d43b376d-5613-489f-8835-c7781b40e775

by NationTalk on April 25, 2008433 Views

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Packing a Punch; Pinter Heads to MMA Event on First Nation Despite Ban – Peterborough Examiner

Packing a punch; Pinter heads to MMA event on First Nation despite ban

Posted By MIKE DAVIES; Examiner Staff Writer

A Peterborough man will have his second pro mixed martial arts fight in Ontario tomorrow even though the province prohibits the sport.

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1001153

by NationTalk on April 25, 2008391 Views

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Health region signs deal to help First Nations with system – The StarPhoenix

Health region signs deal to help First Nations with system

Janet French, TheStarPhoenix.com
Published: Thursday, April 24, 2008

An agreement signed Thursday by the Saskatoon Health Region could lead to more ceremony rooms for First Nations people to use at hospitals, or guides to help aboriginal people navigate the complex health system.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=987a1d20-cb85-4864-adb8-0267bf65a80e&k=37202

by NationTalk on April 25, 2008398 Views

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Trustees Call on Federal Government to Replace First Nations School near James Bay – Peterborough Examiner

Trustees call on federal government to replace First Nations school near James Bay

Posted By ANDREA HOUSTON/Examiner Education Writer

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is adding its voice to growing concern about the conditions of some First Nations schools, specifically the Attawapiskat community in northern Ontario, trustee Cathy Abraham said at Thursday night’s meeting.

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1000468&auth=ANDREA+HOUSTON/Examiner+Education+Writer

by NationTalk on April 25, 2008500 Views

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Seeking native trustee to serve on school board – The Post

Seeking native trustee to serve on school board

Bluewater Board of Education
Posted By Mary Golem

Only one native trustee is allowed on the Bluewater District School Board, but just who that trustee will be and how he or she will find a seat around the table remains up in the air.

http://www.thepost.on.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=999840&auth=Mary+Golem

by NationTalk on April 25, 2008472 Views

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Bryant Promises Mining Exploration to Go on Despite First Nation Calls – The Sault Star

Bryant promises mining exploration to go on despite First Nation calls

Posted By Chinta Puxley

The province won’t stop mining companies from staking claims to Crown land while the Liberals go through the slow process of overhauling the 100-year-old Mining Act, the government said Thursday amid calls for an immediate moratorium on exploration that doesn’t have the blessing of First Nations.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1001477

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Time to update Ontario’s Mining Act – ReportonBusiness.com

Breaking News from The Globe and Mail
Time to update Ontario’s Mining Act

Madelaine Drohan
Thursday, April 24, 2008

OTTAWA — The KI-6 may not be household names in Canada, but the six imprisoned residents from the First Nations community of Kitchenuhamaykoosib Inninuwug in Northern Ontario may well force the provincial government to finally update its 135-year-old Mining Act.

http://www.globeinvestor.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080424.wdrohan0424/GIStory/

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90 per cent of illegal cigarettes made in Akwesasne: RCMP (CBC)

90 per cent of illegal cigarettes made in Akwesasne: RCMP

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2008 | 6:04 PM ET
CBC News

The RCMP say they are cracking down on a booming cigarette industry based on the aboriginal reserve spanning the St. Lawrence River that they allege supplies most of the illegal cigarettes in Canada.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/04/24/ot-akwesasne-080424.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on April 25, 2008607 Views

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Shot Alta. toddler released from hospital – CTV.ca

Shot Alta. toddler released from hospital

Updated Thu. Apr. 24 2008 9:00 PM ET
Amanda Ferguson, ctvedmonton.ca

Candace Saddleback can’t help but feel nervous as she held her young daughter on Thursday for the first time in 11 days.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080424/shot_toddler_080424/20080424?hub=Canada

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McGuinty vows to reform mining act – Globe and Mail

McGuinty vows to reform mining act

KAREN HOWLETT
Globe and Mail Update
April 23, 2008 at 6:17 PM EDT

Native leaders in Ontario have been pushing the government to change the province’s mining laws to better protect their interests when companies explore for mineral riches on their traditional lands.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080423.wnatives0423/BNStory/National/

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McGuinty vows changes for natives in mining law – Globe and Mail

IN BRIEF
McGuinty vows changes for natives in mining law

KAREN HOWLETT
April 24, 2008

Native leaders in Ontario have been pushing the government to change the province’s mining laws to better protect their interests when companies explore for minerals on their traditional lands.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080424.NATS24-2/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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Stop mining without consent or face protests: chiefs – CTV

Stop mining without consent or face protests: chiefs

Updated Thu. Apr. 24 2008 7:01 PM ET
The Canadian Press

TORONTO — The province won’t stop mining companies from staking claims to Crown land while the Liberals go through the slow process of overhauling the 100-year-old Mining Act, the government said Thursday amid calls for an immediate moratorium on exploration that doesn’t have the blessing of First Nations.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080424/chiefs_mining_080424/20080424/

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Enjoy a Powwow – The Gazette

Enjoy a Powwow

The Gazette

The Kitigan Zibi Reserve in Maniwaki, the largest Algonquin reserve in Canada with about 2,000 residents, will hold its annual Powwow during the weekend of May 30 to June 1.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/arts/story.html?id=e60c5c2f-dc15-4a2e-93b3-7e2c4fa2ad54

by NationTalk on April 25, 2008565 Views

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Feds Settle Land Claim with N.B. First Nation – Daily Gleaner

Feds settle land claim with N.B. First Nation

Published Thursday April 24th, 2008

EDMUNDSTON – All 228 adult members of the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation received cheques for $10,000 on Wednesday as part of a $5-million land-claim settlement with Ottawa.

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/276783

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Construction Association Praises Infrastructure Plan for First Nations Communities – Daily Commercial News

Construction association praises infrastructure plan for First Nations communities

PATRICIA WILLIAMS
staff writer

The federal government’s planned $330 million investment in a First Nations water and wastewater action plan has been applauded by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA).

http://dcnonl.com/article/id27375

by NationTalk on April 25, 2008485 Views

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