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600 get moving for AIDS walk – Halifax Herald

600 get moving for AIDS walk
Turnout doubles in past two years

By JOHN GILLIS Health Reporter

Halifax’s annual AIDS Walk for Life, held Sunday, has doubled in size over the last two years, organizers say.

About 600 people turned out for the fundraising walk on a gorgeous early fall afternoon at the Halifax Commons. Just two years ago, there were about 300 participants, said Jessica Wall, fundraising co-ordinator for the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Metro/898368.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2007717 Views

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Reserve adopts strict anti-drug policy – CBC

Reserve adopts strict anti-drug policy

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 9:55 AM CT
CBC News

The Peguis First Nation in Manitoba is introducing strict new measures for anyone caught using drugs or selling them in the hopes of controlling a growing drug problem on the reserve.

Garry Sinclair, the reserve’s illegal drug prevention co-ordinator, said he has watched as drug dealers brazenly sell their wares.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/09/24/peguis-drug.html

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007808 Views

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First Nation holds information session for residential school victims – West Island Chronicle

First Nation holds information session for residential school victims

Article online since September 24th 2007

REGINA – Victims of residential schools had a chance to speak with elders, file a claim for compensation or talk to a financial planner.

A four-day information and healing session ended Sunday in northeast Regina. Thousands of former students of residential schools are eligible for compensation, with the average settlement about $28,000.

http://www.westislandchronicle.com/article-cp46026022-First-Nation-holds-information-session-for-residential-school-victims.html

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007721 Views

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Inquiry into death of BC aboriginal man in police custody requests … – Prince George Citizen

Inquiry into death of BC aboriginal man in police custody requests participants

(BC News) Monday, 24 September 2007, 11:19 PST
THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – An independent commission appointed to look into the death of an aboriginal man who froze to death after being left in an alley by Vancouver police is looking for participants.

Frank Paul, a New Brunswick Mi’Kmaq, was found dead on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in December 1998 after being dragged from the force’s drunk tank.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=110913&Itemid=171

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007560 Views

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Seeking space for GAPS -The Labradorian

Seeking space for GAPS
Furniture donation committee scouting new location for goods

KENN OLIVER
The Labradorian

It’s one of those little programs that have had a big impact on the local community.

Giving Assistance Partnership Services (GAPS) is a local committee made up of members from other non-profit organizations such as the Aboriginal Family Centre and the Mokami Status of Women Council.

http://www.thelabradorian.ca/index.cfm?iid=2790&sid=24658

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007647 Views

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Prentice awaits input over aid for Mackenzie -Globe & Mail

PIPELINES
Prentice awaits input over aid for Mackenzie
‘It’s really in the hands of the proponents,’ Industry Minister says

DAVID EBNER AND NORVAL SCOTT
September 22, 2007

BANFF AND CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. still hasn’t restarted negotiations with Ottawa over potential federal aid for the beleaguered $16-billion Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline project.

“We are awaiting a response from industry,” Jim Prentice, federal Industry Minister, said in an interview in Banff Thursday night before his first major speech in his new job.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070922.RMACKENZIE22/TPStory/Business

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007595 Views

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Logging on instead of checking with elders –

Peggy Curran, CanWest News Service; Montreal Gazette
Published: Saturday, September 22, 2007

OFF THE COAST OF RESOLUTION ISLAND, Nunavut — A Friday morning in late winter, and in communities across the North, families are deciding how to spend the weekend. But before packing up the fishing gear and gassing up the snowmobile, folks in Pond Inlet, Grise Fiord and Arctic Bay have one last chore – logging on to their computers or dropping by the local Co-op store to check out the latest satellite images of ice conditions and potential trouble spots.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=5d5c022a-1284-485f-8632-6a1c5548d3ec

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007579 Views

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Harper to defend climate plan at UN summit -CTV

Harper to defend climate plan at UN summit

Updated Sun. Sep. 23 2007 8:01 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will defend his government’s highly criticized climate change plan during a United Nations summit in New York on Monday.

More than 70 heads of state or government will gather to help advance the global agenda on climate change during the one-day event hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070923/climate_summit_070923/20070923?hub=CTVNewsAt11

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007570 Views

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Young First Nations Hockey Players Are Set to Have their Dreams of Seeing Leafs’ Tomas Kaberle in Action Thanks to a Czech Politician -Toronto Sun

Young First Nations hockey players are set to have their dreams of seeing Leafs’ Tomas Kaberle in action thanks to a Czech politician

By GEORGE GROSS, TORONTO SUN

The popularity of top Maple Leafs defenceman Tomas (Kabi) Kaberle has reached far north to children living on White Dog Reserve, a First Nations village three hours from Winnipeg.

These youngsters will be brought to Toronto in December so they can see their favourite Leaf in a game against the New York Rangers.

http://torontosun.com/Sports/OtherSports/2007/09/23/4519235-sun.html

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007620 Views

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Police fear residential school cash will attract criminals -Calgary Sun

Mon, September 24, 2007

Police fear residential school cash will attract criminals

UPDATED: 2007-09-24 01:29:59 MST
By SUN MEDIA

Immoral sharks are circling Alberta’s Native communities, hoping to sink their teeth into hundreds of millions of dollars of compensation intended for the victims of the Indian residential school system.

“There are a lot of unscrupulous people out there,” said Sgt. Dan Bradford, the RCMP’s provincial aboriginal liaison.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2007/09/24/4521203-sun.html

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007751 Views

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Group Raises Awareness for Missing Native Females -Globe and Mail

Group raises awareness for missing native females

The Canadian Press
September 24, 2007

Edmonton — Huddled together for warmth under a brisk, grey sky a small group of families and friends held a picnic yesterday to draw attention to the murders and disappearances of aboriginal girls and women across Canada.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070924.NAT24-2/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007808 Views

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First Nation ‘digs in heels’ at blockade over cottage subdivision – CBC

First Nation ‘digs in heels’ at blockade over cottage subdivision

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2007 | 8:33 AM CT
CBC News

Members of the Hollow Water First Nation say they have no plans to end their growing blockade of a new cottage subdivision on Lake Winnipeg.

Members of the Hollow Water First Nation first blocked Highway 304 near Manigotagan on Sept. 14 to protest Manitoba Conservation’s new Driftwood Beach subdivision, about 180 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/09/24/hollow-water.html

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Man says he’d ram blockade again – Winnipeg Free Press

Man says he’d ram blockade again
Takes defiant stance against Hollow Water

Sun Sep 23 2007
By Bill Redekop

THE man who rammed through the blockade erected by Hollow Water First Nation to protest cottage development said Saturday he will do it again, if necessary.

“I wanted to go for a nice quiet beer at the bar,” said Ivon Saber, who broke through the barricade Friday night with his skidder, a vehicle used to haul logs out of the bush.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/story/4044094p-4652110c.html

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Sask. slayings appear related to gangs – Globe and Mail

Saskatchewan slayings appear related to gangs

The Canadian Press
September 24, 2007 at 4:48 AM EDT

FORT QU’APPELLE, Sask. — A shooting that killed two people and sent three others to hospital in the small Saskatchewan community of Fort Qu’Appelle may have been gang-related, neighbours said.

Police said that no arrests had been made in what they are treating as a double homicide. The dead men were 51 and 24, and the three injured men ranged in age from 22 to 51. Their names have not been released.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070924.wshoot24/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20070924.wshoot24

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007634 Views

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Justice officials hope to ID potential serial killers -Winnipeg FP

Justice officials hope to ID potential serial killers
Group aims to protect victims

Mon Sep 24 2007
By Sue Bailey

OTTAWA — Justice officials across Canada are quietly crafting strategies to protect society’s most vulnerable women from serial killers.

The national working group was struck by federal and provincial deputy ministers of justice to study “the effective identification, investigation and prosecution of cases involving serial killers who target persons living a high risk lifestyle,” say documents released under the Access to Information Act.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/story/4044536p-4652487c.html

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007773 Views

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Tory toughens stance on protesters in land disputes – Edmonton Journal

Tory toughens stance on protesters in land disputes

Andrew Thomson; With files from Mary Vallis, CanWest News Service
Published: 5:40 am

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory vowed Sunday to toughen provincial trespassing laws and refuse negotiations with anyone engaged in an illegal occupation, visiting the town embroiled in a 19-month aboriginal land dispute.

The Liberal campaign quickly accused Tory of fuelling more potential unrest here with his call to empower judges and police against anyone seeking to “extort concessions” or financially support such operations.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=6f3b3213-e542-4f73-b758-35e320885577&k=12876

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007733 Views

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Families gather in Edmonton against violence directed at aboriginal females (CNews)

Families gather in Edmonton against violence directed at aboriginal females

By John Cotter, THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Huddled together for warmth under a brisk, grey sky a small group of families and friends held a picnic Sunday to draw attention to the murders and disappearances of aboriginal girls and women across Canada.

They also hope to raise money to help the family of Nina Courtepatte, a 13-year-old girl who was raped and murdered.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/09/23/4520024-cp.html

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007645 Views

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Ontario PC leader ‘stirring the pot’ in Caledonia, say Liberals (CBC via Yahoo!)

Ontario PC leader ‘stirring the pot’ in Caledonia, say Liberals

Sun Sep 23, 12:18 PM

TORONTO (CBC) – The Ontario Liberal Party on Sunday accused provincial Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory of jeopardizing a “fragile peace” in Caledonia, Ont., where aboriginal protesters have been occupying a housing development site for 18 months.

“Our focus is maintaining peace, his focus is stirring the pot,” Deputy Premier George Smitherman said in a statement released as Tory met with residents in the town, not far from the Douglas Creek Estates, the development occupied since February 2006 by protesters upset over a land-claims dispute.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/23092007/3/canada-ontario-pc-leader-stirring-pot-caledonia-say-liberals.html

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007957 Views

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Native roadblock breached – Canoe.ca

Native roadblock breached
Skidder driver should be charged: Bushie

By SHANNON VANRAES AND ROSS ROMANIUK, SUN MEDIA
The Winnipeg Sun

Tensions are increasing near Hollow Water First Nation after a local man used a logging machine to circumvent a roadblock, damaging the barrier in the process.

“I’m not going to recognize a barricade that is illegal,” said Ivon Saber, who owns and lives on a cottage development being blocked by the First Nation.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/09/23/4519050-sun.html

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007957 Views

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The Kemess Decision About Aboriginal Title – Opinion250 News

The Kemess Decision About Aboriginal Title

Sunday, September 23, 2007 03:44 AM
Opinion piece submitted by Doug Donaldson, Hazelton

The last notes of a lament song drifted across the mountain lake on a cool breeze that carried puffs of white eagle down. The peaceful, solemn ceremony performed by two Gitxsan hereditary chiefs in their regalia was in stark contrast to the activity at Northgate Mineral’s huge Kemess open-pit copper mine less than six kilometres away. It was also a sobering moment for the chiefs knowing that where they stood could be under 90 metres of water containing tons of acid producing mine tailings if Northgate had its way.

http://www.opinion250.com/blog/view/7049/7/the+kemess+decision++about+aboriginal+title

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007939 Views

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Progress in treaty talks depends on education, support, leaders say – Times Colonist

Progress in treaty talks depends on education, support, leaders say

Sandra Mcculloch, Times Colonist
Published: Sunday, September 23, 2007

First Nations leaders and treaty negotiators say public education and support is key to firing up stalled treaty negotiations and settling more treaties across the province.

A public forum in Duncan yesterday brought together politicians, aboriginal representatives and the public to share views on the murky topic of treaty negotiations.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=4321bf6f-11ed-42cc-8479-332a9b0a30c4&k=37377

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007678 Views

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Settlement marks end of chapter for local survivors – Meadow Lake Progress

Settlement marks end of chapter for local survivors

By Jennifer Nichols
Progress Staff
Sunday September 23, 2007

Last Wednesday was an important day for aboriginal people in Canada. Starting September 19, residential school survivors could apply for compensation through the federal Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

http://www.meadowlakeprogress.com/This%20Week%20in%20Progress/340309.html

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007784 Views

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Non-Aboriginal Crosses Northern Manitoba Protest Line – 580 CFRA Radio

Non-Aboriginal Crosses Northern Manitoba Protest Line

Jason McIntyre
Sunday, September 23, 2007

There are signs a protest in Manitoba could develop into a Caledonia-type standoff.

Late Friday night, a man used some logging equipment to bypass a blockade erected by the Hollow Water First Nation.

http://www.cfra.com/headlines/index.asp?cat=2&nid=52242

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007692 Views

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Tory toughens stance on protesters in land disputes – Canada.com

Tory toughens stance on protesters in land disputes

Andrew Thomson, CanWest News Service
Published: Sunday, September 23, 2007

CALEDONIA, Ont. — Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory vowed Sunday to toughen provincial trespassing laws and refuse negotiations with anyone engaged in an illegal occupation, visiting the town embroiled in a 19-month aboriginal land dispute.

The Liberal campaign quickly accused Tory of fuelling more potential unrest here with his call to empower judges and police against anyone seeking to “extort concessions” or financially support such operations.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=84f43c7f-2d2b-40d1-9ffa-8010580bf64f&k=52646

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007946 Views

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Justice officials trying to protect vulnerable women – CTV

Justice officials trying to protect vulnerable women

Updated Sun. Sep. 23 2007 8:17 PM ET
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Justice officials across Canada are quietly crafting strategies to protect society’s most vulnerable women from serial killers.

The national working group was struck by federal and provincial deputy ministers of justice to study “the effective identification, investigation and prosecution of cases involving serial killers who target persons living a high risk lifestyle,” say documents released under the Access to Information Act.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070923/women_deaths_070923/20070923?hub=Canada

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007593 Views

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Smitherman denounces Tory’s proposed health plan – CTV

Smitherman denounces Tory’s proposed health plan

Updated Sun. Sep. 23 2007 4:01 PM ET
The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Deputy Premier George Smitherman says a Progressive Conservative proposal to fund procedures in private health clinics is “retro.”

Smitherman, also the Liberal minister of health, appeared at a Toronto antique market this morning for the last-minute announcement.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070923/smitherman_tory_070923/20070923?hub=Canada

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007662 Views

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Tory vows tougher penalties for occupations – Globe and Mail

Tory vows tougher penalties for occupations

KAREN HOWLETT
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
September 23, 2007 at 9:09 PM EDT

CALEDONIA, ONT. — Ontario Opposition Leader John Tory pledged Sunday to crack down on illegal occupations such as the long-simmering standoff between native and non-native protesters in Caledonia by beefing up the province’s trespassing laws. But his own aides conceded it is not at all clear whether the province has the jurisdiction to enforce such laws on native lands.

Mr. Tory made the announcement near the disputed tract of land in the southwestern Ontario community as part of a campaign stop to burnish his law-and-order credentials and to blame Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty’s “legacy of weak leadership” for the standoff, now in its 18th month.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070923.ontario24/BNStory/ontarioelection2007/home

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More roads cut off – Winnipeg Sun

More roads cut off
Province: Hollow Water opposition recent

By SHANNON VANRAES, SUN MEDIA

Two additional roads have been blocked by Hollow Water First Nation in protest of cottage developments chief and council say are taking place on the band’s traditional lands without consultation.

The roads lead to areas used for hunting and logging.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2007/09/22/4516532-sun.html

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007808 Views

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Locals say impact of blockades negligible – Canoe.ca

Locals say impact of blockades negligible

By SHANNON VANRAES
The Winnipeg Sun

Native blockade expands in Manitoba

It’s not clear what sort of impact blockades on hunting and logging roads near Hollow Water First Nation could have.

Ike Fehr, owner of the Manigotagan North Star Hotel south of the reserve, said his business has been down a bit lately but can’t say for sure whether the lull is tied to nearby blockades.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/09/22/4516599-sun.html

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007691 Views

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Traditional harvest brings hope for the future – Cowichan Valley News Leader

Traditional harvest brings hope for the future

By Lynda Hills
News Leader Pictorial
Sep 22 2007

Halalt Band: Clam beds offer employment, connection to roots of the community

Each year up to 50 Halalt band members seed and harvest 300,000 pounds of Manila clams from their traditional lands.

http://www.cowichannewsleader.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=9&cat=43&id=1070372&more=0

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007812 Views

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Gang Violence Among Expected Forum Topics – 650 CKOM News Talk Radio

Gang Violence Among Expected Forum Topics

September 22, 2007

A fatal shooting incident in Fort Qu’appelle that’s believed to be gang-related is just the latest evidence of a growing gang problem.

RCMP still have not released the names of two Fort Qu’appelle men who were killed in the shootings Thursday night. Three others were hurt.

http://www.newstalk650.com/index.php?p=ntnews&action=view_story&id=8363

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007958 Views

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Caledonia couple sues OPP for Aboriginal protest -680 News

Caledonia couple sues OPP for Aboriginal protest

Saturday, September 22, 2007 – 12:29 PM
By: 680News staff and the Canadian Press

A Caledonia couple has sued the Ontario Provincial Police, claiming the police secretly videotaped them in their house.

Dave Brown and Dana Chatwell, who live on a property landlocked by Aboriginal protesters, alleged police secretly installed a hidden surveillance camera inside the family’s home.

http://680news.com/news/local/article.jsp?content=20070922_122928_4604

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007725 Views

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Their Caledonia house is no longer a home – Globe and Mail

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Their Caledonia house is no longer a home
‘When the sun goes down … I don’t live in Canada, I live in Beirut’

CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD
From Saturday’s Globe and Mail
September 22, 2007 at 1:57 AM EDT

Dave Brown and Dana Chatwell aren’t the sort of folks I’d expect to file a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Ontario government, the Ontario Provincial Police and two OPP commissioners and one inspector. Yet that’s just what they did earlier this month (though the suit was actually first filed last fall), and that was the two of them at a press conference held yesterday morning in Hamilton.

She is a 43-year-old hairdresser. He’s the one I met this week, a 40-year-old forklift operator by trade, handsome, a little rough-and-ready but smart and thoughtful, too. They have a son Dax, now 16, and a border collie named Hunter.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070922.wcoblatch0922/BNStory/specialComment/home?cid=al_gam_mostemail

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007709 Views

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Telling your story will be traumatic, cautions former residential school student -CBC

Telling your story will be traumatic, cautions former residential school student

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2007 | 5:39 PM CT
CBC News

An outspoken former student of an Indian residential school who says he had nightmares after discussing the abuse he suffered is warning others they may have difficult days ahead.

“I can tell you, it’s not good,” said Ted Quewezance, a former Saskatchewan chief and a spokesman for the National Residential School Survivors Society.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2007/09/20/residential-school-students.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007631 Views

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Meeches is new chief of Swan Lake -CJOB

Meeches is new chief of Swan Lake

SEP 21 2007 12:20 AM

Francine Meeches has been elected Chief of the Swan Lake first nation. She received 132 votes defeating the former chief Rob Daniels, who got 100 votes..

Brian McKinney finished third with 79 votes..

http://www.cjob.com/news/news_xml.aspx?src=loc&rem=75157

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6 straight for Sayers in Garden River -The Sault Star

6 straight for Sayers in Garden River

Lyle Sayers will serve his sixth straight term as chief of Garden River First Nation.

Sayers was elected chief Wednesday, beating out his only challenger, Dennis Jones 371-171.

Garden River voters also selected a new 12-member council.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=703141

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007653 Views

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Native veto new reality in B.C.’s resource sector -Globe & Mail

Native veto new reality in B.C.’s resource sector

PATRICK BRETHOUR
Globe and Mail Update
September 21, 2007 at 7:12 AM EDT

VANCOUVER — Just a few hours before the thunderclap decision that has all but killed the Kemess North project, the mining industry was thinking it was business as usual in British Columbia.

Until Tuesday, the formula for getting regulatory approval for your mine or logging operation was simple enough. Decide what you want to do. Listen carefully to objections from aboriginal bands and make copious notes. Then, go ahead and do what you wanted to do in the first place.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070921.wrbrethour21/BNStory/robColumnsBlogs/

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007606 Views

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Mom: Why did my baby die -The Province

Mom: Why did my baby die?
Infant found dead days after being put in foster home

John Bermingham, The Province
Published: Friday, September 21, 2007

NANAIMO – Rose Touchie wants to know why her four-month-old baby Caroline died less than one week after going into foster care.

Choking back tears yesterday, the young Nanaimo mom told The Province she’s not getting any answers from the government.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=9ffdf804-2174-4018-8bc2-4e2e9f2e5950&k=13674

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007760 Views

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Group prepares forest industry charter -TB Television

Group prepares forest industry charter

TB News Source
Web Posted: 9/21/2007 2:27:34 PM

A pointed message has emerged from a forestry group on the sustainability of the industry in northern Ontario – let the communities have more say in the future of their industry.

The Northern Ontario Sustainable Communities Partnership (NOSCP) has compiled a 12 point charter that they feel would create long-term viability for the industry. The ultimate goal is to create change away from the top-down approach now being taken but their immediate plans are to put this issue out front in the upcoming provincial election.

http://www.tbtv.com/NWNews-Story.aspx?cid=100085

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007667 Views

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Inuit oppose rules allowing trash in Arctic -CTV

Inuit oppose rules allowing trash in Arctic

Updated Fri. Sep. 21 2007 12:34 PM ET
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Inuit leaders are protesting plans that would change shipping rules and allow the navy to dump garbage and raw sewage into Arctic waters.

They have written to National Defence Minister Peter Mackay to seek clarification on the issue.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070921/arctic_inuit_070921/20070921/

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Poverty fuelling rise in aboriginal gang activity: expert -CBC

Poverty fuelling rise in aboriginal gang activity: expert

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2007 | 10:21 AM ET
CBC News

Poverty and substance abuse are fuelling the rise of aboriginal gang activity in Western Canada and the problem is only going to get worse over the next 10 years, an expert on youth gangs says.

Mark Totten of the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa told a police symposium in Surrey, B.C., Thursday that an increase in gang activity will be driven in the next few years by racism and the absence of social programs.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/09/20/bc-gangs.html

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Melting of Arctic sea ice shatters record -CBC

Melting of Arctic sea ice shatters record

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2007 | 9:51 AM CT
CBC News

Arctic sea ice has shrunk to its lowest levels since record keeping began nearly 30 years ago, reaching a minimum area last weekend that was over a million square kilometres less than the previous low, scientists said Thursday.

After a summer in which satellites have been recording record lows in Arctic sea ice coverage, scientists from the University of Colorado at Boulder’s National Snow and Ice Data Center said sea ice extent appears to have reached its minimum on Sept. 16, with the chances of it reaching a lower level unlikely in 2007.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/21/science-arctic-ice.html

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Nunavut slashes Western Hudson Bay polar bear hunt -CBC

Nunavut slashes Western Hudson Bay polar bear hunt

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2007 | 9:56 AM CT
CBC News

The Nunavut government has cut its polar bear hunt in western Hudson Bay by nearly one-third out of renewed concerns that the bear population in that area is in trouble.

Environment Minister Patterk Netser said the total allowable harvest for polar bears will be reduced, effective immediately, from 56 polar bears to 38.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/21/bear-quota.html

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N.W.T. spares residential school payments from clawbacks -CBC

N.W.T. spares residential school payments from clawbacks

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2007 | 11:33 AM CT
CBC News

Monthly support payments will not be clawed back when former residential students in the Northwest Territories receive compensation from Ottawa in the coming months, government officials say.

“It’s a compensation payment and we generally have exempted court-ordered compensation payments from income support,” Charles Dent, the N.W.T.’s minister responsible for income support, told CBC News on Thursday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/21/nwt-payments.html

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007697 Views

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Japanese students visit Dakota Tipi – Portage Daily Graphic

Japanese students visit Dakota Tipi
By Leah Kellar
The Daily Graphic
Friday September 21, 2007

A large group of exchange students were treated to a unique cultural experience yesterday.

Dakota Tipi School hosted 32 students yesterday, including 16 from Japanese schools to share the traditional culture, arts and teachings of Dakota First Nations people.

The day started off at 10 a.m. with a welcoming ceremony including traditional singing and dancing in the school’s gymnasium. The friendship dance was popular with many students. The children formed a large circle while holding hands, singing, dancing. As part of the dance, they moved together weaving in and out of the middle of the circle.

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/Top%20Stories/340471.html

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Missing Manitoba Teen Could Be in Saskatchewan -Saskatoonhomepage.ca

Missing Manitoba Teen Could Be in Saskatchewan

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Police in The Pas, Manitoba are looking for your help.

They are searching for a missing 15 year old who knows people throughout Manitoba and Saskatchewan and could be in either province.

http://www.saskatoonhomepage.ca/index.php?option=com_ezine&task=read&page=9&category=21&article=7696&Itemid=86

by NationTalk on September 21, 20071179 Views

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Gangs in Moose Jaw -Moose Jaw Times Herald

Last updated at 10:44 AM on 20/09/07

Gangs in Moose Jaw

LACEY SHEPPY
The Moose Jaw Times Herald

Moose Jaw’s street gang problem is slowly getting worse, according to police.

Members of the Native Syndicate and Indian Posse are known to be living on South Hill and in the east part of the city and are responsible for a large portion of the drug trade in Moose Jaw.

“They show up at (downtown bars) around midnight some nights wearing their colours,” said police Chief Terry Coleman. “Here in Saskatchewan, the street gang problem is with Aboriginal street gangs. They’re far more organized and structured than a few years ago.”

http://www.mjtimes.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=64016&sc=3

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Arrested Caledonia Natives Not Suspected In Home Builder’s Beating -City News

Arrested Caledonia Natives Not Suspected In Home Builder’s Beating

Thursday September 20, 2007
CityNews.ca Staff

It now appears the nine native protestors arrested at a controversial land dispute in Caledonia aren’t suspected of assaulting a local developer. After months of inaction, the OPP moved into an area where the attack took place last week and rounded up the demonstrators. Police say those carted off to jail were offered the choice of leaving the property or being detained. None choose the easier option.

The natives have been embroiled in a protest over the rights to the land since first setting up barriers in February 2006. There have been many skirmishes during that time, but an uneasy peace had descended on the area as the dispute dragged on for more than a year.

http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_14952.aspx

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Band conducts own study -Summerland Review

Band conducts own study

By John Arendt
Sep 20 2007

Gap analysis of proposed golf resort nearing completion

The Penticton Indian Band has been busy conducting a gap analysis of the proposed Summerland Hills Golf Resort.

Band chief Stewart Phillip says the band’s study is reviewing existing reports and identifying work that has not yet been done but is needed.

http://www.summerlandreview.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=104&cat=23&id=1068660&more=0

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‘How can they ever compensate? -Sudbury Star

‘How can they ever compensate?’; Survivors of residential schools apply for settlement cash

Posted By Rachel Punch
Posted 12 hours ago | Updated 10 hours ago

Barbara Riley was ripped from her Walpole Island home at age 10 and stripped of her Ojibwa culture.

Riley was shipped off to Shingwauk residential school in Sault Ste. Marie, where she says she was subject to physical, mental and sexual abuse.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=701551&

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007662 Views

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