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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

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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, 2010530 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

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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

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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

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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

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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, 2010633 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, 2010452 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

by NationTalk on June 11, 2010454 Views

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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

by NationTalk on June 9, 2010573 Views

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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

by NationTalk on June 9, 2010699 Views

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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

by NationTalk on June 9, 2010570 Views

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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

by NationTalk on June 9, 2010572 Views

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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

by NationTalk on June 9, 2010483 Views

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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

by NationTalk on June 9, 2010451 Views

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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

by NationTalk on June 9, 2010548 Views

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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

by NationTalk on June 9, 2010483 Views

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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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Mining Essentials: Aboriginal work readiness program helps employers address critical HR challenges – mihr.ca

Mining Essentials: Aboriginal work readiness program helps employers address critical HR challenges

The Canadian mining industry will soon benefit from a national work-ready program for Aboriginal peoples that will provide a practical solution to current recruitment challenges and help employers address and fulfill future labour needs.

MiHR is launching Mining Essentials: A Work Readiness Training Program for Aboriginal Peoples in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) to increase the involvement of Aboriginal peoples in the sector and to help employers gain access to an increased pool of work-ready individuals. With many Aboriginal communities located within close proximity to Canadian mines and exploration sites, the project provides a strategic solution to the industry’s current struggle to find skilled workers and will help offset the gap when 40 per cent of the mining workforce reaches retirement age over the next ten years.

http://www.mihr.ca/en/news/MiHR_enews_May2010.asp#article3

by NationTalk on June 8, 2010590 Views

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The HR Challenge for Mining Sector in Aboriginal Territories – republicofmining.com

The HR Challenge for Mining Sector in Aboriginal Territories

by Juan Carlos Reyes

Given that Aboriginal communities have the fastest growing youth demographic in Canada and that most new exploration and mining developments are near Aboriginal communities, it makes sense for the shortage of workers in the mining industry to be offset by the recruitment of these youth. But the reality seems to be quite different. Far too few Aboriginal youth are entering the mining industry. Unless we do something about it, this trend will continue and they will continue to be under-represented in the industry.

http://www.republicofmining.com/2010/06/08/the-hr-challenge-for-mining-sector-in-aboriginal-territories-by-juan-carlos-reyes/

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Ring of Fire Mine, Railway Will Bring Economic Development to Northern Ontario and Aboriginal Communities – republicofmining.com

Ring of Fire Mine, Railway Will Bring Economic Development to Northern Ontario and Aboriginal Communities

by Ian Ross

Bob Middleton likens the discovery of chromite in the James Bay Lowlands to the 1903 Cobalt silver discovery that opened up Northern Ontario and created the great mining camps of Timmins and Kirkland Lake.

http://www.republicofmining.com/2010/06/08/ring-of-fire-mine-railway-will-bring-economic-development-to-northern-ontario-and-aboriginal-communities-by-ian-ross/

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“Ring of Fire: A Chance to Remake, or Ruin, the North” – Toronto Star

“Ring of Fire: A Chance to Remake, or Ruin, the North”

by Tanya Talaga
posted in Aboriginal mining, Ontario Mining, Ontario’s Ring of Fire Mineral Discovery |

A massive ore deposit has prospectors drooling, native groups worried about a raw deal and greens warning of an ecological disaster. With $30 billion at stake, the government is struggling to strike the right balance

MARTEN FALLS FIRST NATION, ONT.–Children sprint into the school gym to feast on the grapes, apples and oranges laid out on long tables – the first fresh fruit they’ve seen in months.

http://www.republicofmining.com/2010/06/08/ring-of-fire-a-chance-to-remake-or-ruin-the-north-%e2%80%93-by-tanya-talaga/

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Fire safety still lacking in First Nation homes – CBC

Fire safety still lacking in First Nation homes

Last Updated: Monday, June 7, 2010

Nearly half the homes inspected on Long Plain First Nation still don’t have working smoke detectors — more than a month since a two-year-old boy died in a fire on the Manitoba reserve.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/06/07/mb-long-plain-smoke-detectors-manitoba.html#ixzz0qCa8lEiq

by NationTalk on June 7, 2010602 Views

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National Aboriginal Day celebrations – BCLocalNews

National Aboriginal Day celebrations

Updated: June 07, 2010

Canada celebrates National Aboriginal Day on June 21 — the first day of summer. The event was initiated on May 23, 1996 and also signals the start to eleven days of Canadian celebrations culminating with Canada Day.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/entertainment/95778869.html

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Trans-Canada project diverted to Shoal Lake roundhouse – Enterprise

Trans-Canada project diverted to Shoal Lake roundhouse
$100 million twinning of Trans-Canada Highway scheduled to start this summer

Posted By Mike Aiken

Ontario cabinet ministers Kathleen Wynne and Chris Bentley braved thunder storms, so they could meet with a delegation from Shoal Lake #39 last weekend. When they arrived, they were treated to a shore lunch, before getting down to brass tacks.

http://www.lotwenterprise.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2609216

by NationTalk on June 7, 2010497 Views

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University of the North campus to expand – Winnipeg Free Press

University of the North campus to expand

By: Staff Writer
7/06/2010

A $15-million expansion of the University of the North campus in The Pas was announced this morning by the Manitoba government.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/breakingnews/University-of-the-North-campus-receives-15-million-for-expansion-95780594.html

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BC mining laws unfair to native people, says Harvard Law School study – Globe and Mail

B.C. mining laws unfair to native people, says Harvard Law School study

Mark Hume
Published on Monday, Jun. 07, 2010

A team from Harvard Law School has concluded that British Columbia’s mining regulations are unfair to aboriginal people, who are being denied rights of self determination they should enjoy under international treaties.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-mining-laws-unfair-to-native-people-says-harvard-law-school-study/article1594780/

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Native group buys 20 community housing homes – Metro

Native group buys 20 community housing homes

TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE
June 07, 2010

As real estate deals go, this was a sweet one for the purchaser.

Wigwamen, an aboriginal housing organization, has bought 20 single-family homes from Toronto Community Housing in a deal recently approved by city council.

http://www.metronews.ca/toronto/local/article/544011–native-group-buys-20-community-housing-homes

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Residents denied official status at Total hearing – Edmonton Journal

Residents denied official status at Total hearing

Fifteen minutes allotted to them as ERCB hears effects of upgrader on homes, lands

By Hanneke Brooymans, edmontonjournal.com June 5, 2010

FORT SASKATCHEWAN — Residents who live in the industrial heartland say they are increasingly being excluded from getting the official status they need to give detailed evidence to the Energy Resources Conservation Board panels that approve industrial projects.

Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Residents+denied+official+status+Total+hearing/3112984/story.html#ixzz0q6BJf57B

by NationTalk on June 6, 2010583 Views

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Aboriginal group suggests ban of fishing on Miramichi – Telegraph-Journal

Aboriginal group suggests ban of fishing on Miramichi

Benjamin Shingler
Telegraph-Journal

An official with an aboriginal sustainable fishery group says it may be necessary to suspend all salmon fishing activities on the Northwest Miramichi River system for a few years.

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/rss/article/1080446

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Aboriginal hand games regaining popularity – Montreal Gazette

Aboriginal hand games regaining popularity

By Elise Stolte, Canwest News Service June 5, 2010

Driftpile, Alta. — An ancient game of intimidation, bluff and chance that almost died out in aboriginal communities across Western Canada has suddenly surged back into popularity.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/canada/RETURN+HAND+GAMES/3117699/story.html#ixzz0q69EELln

by NationTalk on June 6, 2010842 Views

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Aboriginal woman defies odds in science – Calgary Herald

Aboriginal woman defies odds in science

Alberta program draws students to the field

By Derek Sankey, For The Calgary Herald June 5, 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.calgaryherald.com/health/Aboriginal+woman+defies+odds+science/3115822/story.html#ixzz0q68Rv2Vg

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Teen mourned – Timmins Daily Press

Teen mourned

Posted By KATE MCLAREN, THE DAILY PRESS

A Northern First Nation community is in “shock and disbelief ” after the loss of a prominent youth leader Monday night.

Fifteen-year-old Shannen Koostachin, originally from Attawapiskat First Nation, was killed when the mini-van in which she was a passenger was struck by a transport truck near Temagami.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2606585

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Neighbouring communities rally to support Ahousaht – Vancouver Sun

Neighbouring communities rally to support Ahousaht

First nations community still reeling over loss of three members

By Judith Lavoie, Canwest News Service June 3, 2010

There are glimmers of hope through the grief enveloping the Ahousaht First Nation following a float-plane crash that took the lives of three young band members, Chief John Frank said.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Neighbouring+communities+rally+support+Ahousaht/3105833/story.html#ixzz0ppAor0rU

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Indigenous culture to be highlighted on July long weekend – Daily Miner & News

Indigenous culture to be highlighted on July long weekend

Posted By By Jon Thompson

Good times are said to come in threes and this July’s third night is the charmer.

After the Keewatin Canada Day blast and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on July 2, Saturday of July’s long weekend will be a high-profile celebration of the region’s indigenous culture.

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2607023&auth=By Jon Thompson

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Aboriginal child welfare advisor seeks reform – Daily Miner and News

Aboriginal child welfare advisor seeks reform

Posted By By Mike Aiken

John Beaucage is no stranger to politics, but his new job may be his toughest yet. Last month, he was offered a one-year mandate to help reform Ontario’s children’s aid societies.

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2607024

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Anti-STI campaigns inadequate – Winnipeg Free Press

Anti-STI campaigns inadequate

By: Editorial
3/06/2010

Almost 15 years ago, Health Canada announced national goals to dramatically cut the rate of infection of sexually transmitted diseases. But the country — and specifically Manitoba — have seen rates of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis infection skyrocket since. In this province, the young, aboriginals and immigrant populations are at real risk.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/anti-sti-campaigns-inadequate-95503584.html

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A Large Need for Education on Mining and Exploration in Aboriginal Communities After KI Conflict – republicofmining.com

A Large Need for Education on Mining and Exploration in Aboriginal Communities After KI Conflict

Juan Carlos Reyes

KI Mining Conflict Sends a Chill Throughout Many Aboriginal Communities

Last month, the Waubetek Business Development Corporation hosted its 4th Annual Economic Development Officers’ Conference in Sault Ste. Marie. I was honoured to be selected as a speaker at this conference, which is attended by almost all of the First Nations’ representatives in economic development from across the province.

http://www.republicofmining.com/2010/06/02/a-large-need-for-education-on-mining-and-exploration-in-aboriginal-communities-after-ki-conflict-by-juan-carlos-reyes/

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Residential school survivors to share stories – CBC

Residential school survivors to share stories
Truth and Reconciliation Commission holding 1st national event in Winnipeg

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The first national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is set to happen in Winnipeg.

Indian Residential Schools survivors and their families, former school staff and others affected by the experience will meet at The Forks national historical site June 16 to 19.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/06/01/mb-truth-reconciliation-event-winnipeg.html#ixzz0pisorjb7

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First Nations women on 300-mile march against Indian Act

By Gale Courey Toensing

Story Published: Jun 2, 2010

MONTREAL – Canada’s Indian Act has had more than 20 major changes, but First Nations leaders say it’s still an instrument of gender discrimination and, ultimately, bureaucratic genocide.

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/global/canada/95116574.html

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Halalt water case in court this week – Canada.com

Halalt water case in court this week

By Sarah Simpson, The Citizen June 2, 2010

Members of the Halalt Tribe are in Vancouver defending their rights to control the Chemainus aquifer this week.

The B.C. Supreme Court case was first slated to be heard last winter before major works began on the $6 million project, now just a month away from completion.

http://www.canada.com/Halalt+water+case+court+this+week/3101930/story.html

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Neighbours help Ahousaht cope – Victoria Times Colonist

Neighbours help Ahousaht cope

By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist June 2, 2010

There are glimmers of hope through the grief enveloping Ahousaht First Nation following a float-plane crash that took the lives of three young band members, Chief John Frank said yesterday.

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/Fatal+plane+crash+postpones+band+elections+neighbours+help+Ahousaht+cope/3101586/story.html#ixzz0phfsxlzK

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Toll booth down – The Chronicle Journal

Toll booth down

BRYAN MEADOWS
06/02/2010

Couchiching First Nation is claiming victory in its toll booth protest over the band‘s long-standing grievances with the federal and provincial governments.

The band removed its Highway 11 toll booth late Monday after assurances by government officials that a resolution over contaminated reserve land and a Highway 11 land claim would be expedited.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=269337

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First Nations take centre stage for the month of June – Canada.com

First Nations take centre stage for the month of June
Events set for National Aboriginal Month

By Lexi Bainas, The Citizen June 2, 2010

Social Planning Cowichan (SPC) announced last week that starting June 1, the people of Cowichan will join the rest of Canada in celebrating the first ever National Aboriginal Month.

http://www.canada.com/First+Nations+take+centre+stage+month+June/3101950/story.html

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NB agrees to recommended child-welfare changes on province’s First Nations – Winnipeg Free Press

N.B. agrees to recommended child-welfare changes on province’s First Nations

By: Adam Huras New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal
2/06/2010

MONCTON, N.B. — The New Brunswick government has agreed to make sweeping changes to the child-welfare services available in the province’s First Nations.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/NB-agrees-to-recommended-child-welfare-changes-on-provinces-First-Nations–95403464.html

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Children’s services on reserves and human rights – Toronto Star

Children’s services on reserves and human rights

Published On Wed Jun 2 2010
Craig Benjamin

Over the next two days, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal will decide whether or not to continue hearings into the federal government’s underfunding of children’s services in First Nations reserves. The decision should be of pressing interest to anyone concerned about human rights in Canada.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/817601–children-s-services-on-reserves-and-human-rights

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