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Aboriginals, business should stop arguing over land: CCAB – bivinteractive.com

Aboriginals, business should stop arguing over land: CCAB

Friday, 17 December 2010

Despite the hubbub of aboriginal voices across the country that openly opposed Taseko Mines’ (TSX:TKO) Prosperity project, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) took a different approach.

Read more: http://www.bivinteractive.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3530&Itemid=32

by NationTalk on December 19, 2010492 Views

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Ottawa kept in dark on abnormal fish found in oil-sands rivers – Globe and Mail

Ottawa kept in dark on abnormal fish found in oil-sands rivers

JOSH WINGROVE
EDMONTON— From Friday’s Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Dec. 17, 2010

Hundreds of deformed fish found in rivers running through the Alberta oil sands have been collected and documented by an industry-led monitoring body, The Globe and Mail has learned, but the findings were not shared with the public or key decision makers in government.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-kept-in-dark-on-abnormal-fish-found-in-oil-sands-rivers/article1841714/

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010550 Views

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Energy board approves Arctic pipeline plans – National Post

Energy board approves Arctic pipeline plans

Carrie Tait, National Post · Friday, Dec. 17, 2010

The Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline project has, after more than three decades of debate, overcome a key obstacle: Approval by federal regulators. But now the massive energy project faces two equally tall hurdles: Dollars and demand.

Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/Energy+board+approves+Arctic+pipeline+plans/3990700/story.html#ixzz18ON3NW3U

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010745 Views

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Mackenzie pipeline approved – Globe and Mail

Mackenzie pipeline approved

Nathan VanderKlippe
Calgary— Globe and Mail Update
Published Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010

A Mackenzie pipeline has been among the most enduring visions of a future where the North becomes an important part of the Canadian energy portfolio. Unlike the U.S., which has made Alaska oil has been a key supply source, Canada has yet to develop more than a trickle from its Arctic reserves.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/mackenzie-pipeline-approved/article1841156/page2/

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010653 Views

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All roads lead through a rising west – National Post

All roads lead through a rising west

Kenyon Wallace, National Post · Friday, Dec. 17, 2010

Canada’s rising West, now accounting for over a third of the country’s national economic output and sitting at number 26 on the list of the world’s largest exporters — ahead of even India — is sparking, albeit slowly, a political sea change away from the historical Ontario-Quebec power base, experts say.

Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/roads+lead+through+rising+west/3990690/story.html#ixzz18OMROo2Q

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010628 Views

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PM to make native education a priority – Globe and Mail

PM to make native education a priority

GLORIA GALLOWAY
OTTAWA— From Friday’s Globe and Mail
Last updated Friday, Dec. 17, 2010

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has taken a personal stake in improving the way children are taught on reserves by agreeing to meet collectively for the first time with first-nations leaders – a gathering where education would top the agenda.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/pm-to-make-native-education-a-priority/article1840783/

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010563 Views

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Get feds to pay for jail capacity – StarPhoenix

Get feds to pay for jail capacity

The StarPhoenix December 17, 2010

FSIN Chief Guy Lonechild should be congratulated for taking the initiative in trying to find a solution to the unconscionable inadequacies at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre.

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/feds+jail+capacity/3991917/story.html#ixzz18OKrcbCc

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010573 Views

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Complete overhaul of Saskatchewan’s child welfare system urged – Leader Post

Complete overhaul of Saskatchewan’s child welfare system urged

By James Wood, Saskatchewan News Network; Postmedia News December 17, 2010

The province’s child welfare system should gradually be moved under the control of First Nations and Metis people as part of a complete overhaul of the system, says a long-awaited report released Thursday.

Read more: http://www.leaderpost.com/life/Complete+overhaul+Saskatchewan+child+welfare+system+urged/3992043/story.html#ixzz18OKfbsAr

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010661 Views

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Mackenzie pipeline gets green light – Edmonton Journal

Mackenzie pipeline gets green light

$16.2B project touts prosperity for Canada’s North

By Carrie Tait, Postmedia News; Financial Post, With Files From Dina O’Meara, Calgary Herald December 17, 2010

The National Energy Board approved plans to build the Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline Thursday, putting the fate of the massive project in the hands of the federal cabinet, and ultimately, Imperial Oil Ltd.

Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Mackenzie+pipeline+gets+green+light/3991644/story.html#ixzz18OKNq7GU

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010666 Views

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Indian education needs multi-prong approach – StarPhoenix

Indian education needs multi-prong approach

By Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix December 17, 2010

Historically, Indian education has been a dilemma. On one hand, it was necessary to educate the Indians. On the other, what and how much was the question.

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Indian+education+needs+multi+prong+approach/3991927/story.html#ixzz18OK841Hx

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010539 Views

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What is the price of a polar bear? – CBC

What is the price of a polar bear?
Government wants to know impact of adding bears to list of at-risk species

Last Updated: Friday, December 17, 2010

When a German hunting enthusiast flies from Berlin to Iqaluit to get a polar bear in the sights of his rifle, the price tag will cost him $15,000.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/12/17/pricing-polar-bears.html#ixzz18OJkbGqI

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010581 Views

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Province’s tiny response to child welfare crisis – Leader Post

Province’s tiny response to child welfare crisis

By Murray Mandryk, The Leader-Post December 17, 2010

Here is the incredible disconnect between the generations-old problem of a nearly capsizing Saskatchewan child welfare system — and solutions put forward on Thursday:

Read more: http://www.leaderpost.com/life/Province+tiny+response+child+welfare+crisis/3992093/story.html#ixzz18OJWvpnc

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010494 Views

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B.C. First Nations say ‘no’ to equity stake in pipeline – CTV

B.C. First Nations say ‘no’ to equity stake in pipeline

The Canadian Press
Date: Thursday Dec. 16, 2010

CALGARY — A group of First Nations along the proposed route of a West Coast crude oil pipeline is saying no to an equity stake in the controversial project.

Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20101216/first-nations-pipeline-101216/

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010542 Views

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Flying Dust Elects New and Old Councillors – Meadow Lake Progress

Flying Dust elects new and old councillors

Local News
By Mark Melnychuk

Flying Dust First Nation held its latest council elections on December 7, electing two new councillors to the band’s leadership.

Read more: http://www.meadowlakeprogress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2893775

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010461 Views

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Aboriginal rates still a concern – Abbotsford Times

Aboriginal rates still a concern

The Times December 17, 2010

The Abbotsford school district annual progress report on educating students was presented to the board of education on Monday.
There is continued improvement in some areas of student achievement, according to the report.

Read more: http://www.abbotsfordtimes.com/news/Aboriginal+rates+still+concern/3992667/story.html#ixzz18OFYJgAa

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010537 Views

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Young students learning to speak Cree in attempt to save language – reddeeradvocate.com

Young students learning to speak Cree in attempt to save language

By Susan Zielinski – Red Deer Advocate
Published: December 17, 2010

A Red Deer program is promoting aboriginal culture and language.

Wichinahin Kohopikiwan Play School, operated by Red Deer Child Care Society, introduces Plains Cree language to aboriginal children age 19 months to five years.

Read more: http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/news/local/Young_students_learning_to_speak_Cree_in_attempt_to_save_language_112063654.html

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010544 Views

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Corporate sponsorship, global warming: Bamoseda report – News1130

Corporate sponsorship, global warming: Bamoseda report

Dec 17, 2010

The Assembly of First Nations should have policies around corporate sponsorship. One academic thinks there could be possible ethical concerns around an Enbridge hosted event.

Read more: http://www.news1130.com/news/national/article/158727–corporate-sponsorship-global-warming-bamoseda-report

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010478 Views

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Drew Hayden Taylor brings magic to the reserve

JOHN BARBER
From Monday’s Globe and Mail

Despite being one of Canada’s best known and most prolific native writers, Drew Hayden Taylor became Random House of Canada’s latest “New Face of Fiction” this season with the publication of his first novel for adults, Motorcycles and Sweetgrass, a winning comedy about the return of magic to a suburbanized Indian reserve in central Ontario.

How do you describe yourself, ethnically?

My standard line is that I’m half Ojibwa, half Caucasian. That makes me an occasion. A memorable occasion. A special occasion.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/article1514977.ece

by NationTalk on December 17, 2010554 Views

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PM offers to meet with native leaders for face-to-face talks – Globe and Mail

PM offers to meet with native leaders for face-to-face talks

Gloria Galloway and John Ibbitson
Ottawa— Globe and Mail Update
Published Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010

Stephen Harper has told Canada’s first-nations leaders he is willing to sit down with them to discuss the complex and difficult issues facing their people.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/pm-offers-to-meet-with-native-leaders-for-face-to-face-talks/article1840783/

by NationTalk on December 16, 2010470 Views

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iPhone apps give lift to native languages – Vancouver Sun

iPhone apps give lift to native languages

By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist December 16, 2010

The province’s ancient languages are getting an ultra-modern boost in the hope that cool technology will appeal to young aboriginal people.

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/life/iPhone+apps+give+lift+native+languages/3986889/story.html#ixzz18IQ3Htto

by NationTalk on December 16, 2010537 Views

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3 decades of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline plan – CBC.ca

3 decades of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline plan

Last Updated: Thursday, December 16, 2010

The proposed gas pipeline from the Beaufort Sea to markets in southern Canada and the United States was billed in the 1970s as “the biggest project in the history of free enterprise.”

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/12/16/f-mackenzie-valley-pipeline-history.html#ixzz18IPoaOQb

by NationTalk on December 16, 2010446 Views

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Transparency must be policed – Telegraph-Journal

Transparency must be policed

Published Thursday December 16th, 2010

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo has pledged that Canada’s aboriginal communities will provide full public disclosure of band salaries and expenses. First Nations also want to revive the idea of an aboriginal auditor general or ombudsman to ensure the fiscal rules are followed.

Read more: http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/1354103

by NationTalk on December 16, 2010486 Views

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Ex-PM Paul Martin slams Ottawa over aboriginal school funding – Vancouver Sun

Ex-PM Paul Martin slams Ottawa over aboriginal school funding

By Larry Kusch, Winnipeg Free Press December 16, 2010

WINNIPEG — Former prime minister Paul Martin says it is “unforgivable” that Ottawa is shortchanging the funding of aboriginal education.

Read more: http://www.globalwinnipeg.com/money/Paul+Martin+slams+Ottawa+over+aboriginal+school+funding/3986540/story.html#ixzz18IPEOIUy

by NationTalk on December 16, 2010455 Views

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Northern chiefs want water – Winnipeg Free Press

Northern chiefs want water
Native leaders take demand to Parliament Hill

By: Mia Rabson
Posted: 16/12/2010

OTTAWA — Northern Manitoba aboriginal leaders want clean running water in every home on reserves within two years.

Four chiefs travelled to Ottawa Wednesday to make their plea on Parliament Hill, just a month after a Free Press series revealed that more than 1,400 homes on northern Manitoba reserves have no running water.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/northern-chiefs-want-water-111986334.html

by NationTalk on December 16, 2010510 Views

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Oil-sands report criticizes all stakeholders – Globe and Mail

Oil-sands report criticizes all stakeholders
JOSH WINGROVE

EDMONTON— From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010

It found that Alberta (which controls the resource and should handle most enforcement) and Ottawa (which is meant to oversee major river monitoring and aboriginal issues), both “need to show some leadership” by tightening rules and looking ahead “to a time when an economy based on fossil fuels may no longer be viable.”

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/oil-sands-report-criticizes-all-stakeholders/article1838315/page2/

by NationTalk on December 15, 20101580 Views

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Crown protected police involved in man’s freezing death, lawyer says – Globe and Mail

Crown protected police involved in man’s freezing death, lawyer says

CAMILLE BAINS
VANCOUVER— The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010

Senior Crown lawyers in British Columbia misled the public with shocking reports that “blew life” into the lies of two police officers who should have been charged with a man’s freezing death, a lawyer says.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/crown-protected-police-involved-in-mans-freezing-death-lawyer-says/article1838151/?cmpid=rss1

by NationTalk on December 15, 20101566 Views

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National Post editorial board: Assembly of First Nations resolves to come clean – National Post

National Post editorial board: Assembly of First Nations resolves to come clean

National Post editorial board December 15, 2010

It’s a start. In the wake of shocking revelations from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) about the outrageous salaries pulled in by hundreds of native chiefs across Canada, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is debating a resolution calling for the public disclosure of financial information by aboriginal bands and their leaders.

Read more: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/12/15/national-post-editorial-board-assembly-of-first-nations-resolves-to-come-clean/#ixzz18DCev7Ig

by NationTalk on December 15, 20101687 Views

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Resolving to come clean – National Post

Resolving to come clean

National Post · Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010

It’s a start. In the wake of shocking revelations from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) about the outrageous salaries pulled in by hundreds of native chiefs across Canada, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) passed a resolution Tuesday requiring elected band officials to make their salaries and expenses available to their members.

Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/Resolving+come+clean/3978619/story.html#ixzz18CVoVYmS

by NationTalk on December 15, 2010462 Views

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First Nations chiefs vote to reveal their pay – National Post

First Nations chiefs vote to reveal their pay

Laura Stone, Postmedia News · Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010

The national organization representing Canada’s First Nations chiefs passed a resolution on Tuesday that requires elected band officials to disclose their salaries and other funds to their members.

Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/First+Nations+chiefs+vote+reveal+their/3978601/story.html#ixzz18CVFL6kA

by NationTalk on December 15, 2010390 Views

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First nations chiefs in upbeat mood despite uproar over salaries – Globe and Mail

First nations chiefs in upbeat mood despite uproar over salaries

JOHN IBBITSON
GATINEAU, QUE.— From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010

While Grand Chief Shawn Atleo fended off questions over claims that hundreds of native chiefs earned six-figure salaries, in the corridors outside the December gathering of the Assembly of First Nations, chiefs talked of a generational shift in leadership and attitudes.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/john-ibbitson/first-nations-chiefs-in-upbeat-mood-despite-uproar-over-salaries/article1838066/

by NationTalk on December 15, 2010443 Views

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Worst woes almost over: Enbridge CEO – Globe and Mail

Worst woes almost over: Enbridge CEO

Nathan VanderKlippe
Calgary— Globe and Mail Update
Published Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010

Rationing in the pipelines that bring Canada’s crude to U.S. markets is likely to continue in January. But the worst is nearly over, pledges the man whose company has been responsible for a series of pipeline problems this year that have caused numerous disruptions and stripped hundreds of millions from the profits of the Canadian oil patch.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/worst-woes-almost-over-enbridge-ceo/article1837969/

by NationTalk on December 15, 2010492 Views

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Regular People Justifiably Pointing Fingers – The Starphoenix

Regular people justifiably pointing fingers

By Bronwyn Eyre, Special to The StarPhoenix December 15, 2010

Coverage on Saskatoon Global News last week of alleged financial mismanagement by band councillors in two aboriginal communities, Kinistin Saulteaux and Moosomin First Nations, made for pretty dramatic TV.

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Regular+people+justifiably+pointing+fingers/3978757/story.html#ixzz18CSd0g87

by NationTalk on December 15, 2010554 Views

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Ottawa Too Slow Planning Oilsands Disaster Scenarios – Calgary Herald

Ottawa too slow planning oilsands disaster scenarios
‘Royal Society’s expert panel … gives us direction,’ minister says

By Kelly Cryderman, Calgary Herald; Postmedia News December 15, 2010

CALGARY – Government oversight isn’t keeping step with rapid oilsands expansion, and assessments o f new projects haven’t properly taken into account disaster scenarios or the overall impact to the environment, say Royal Society of Canada scientists.

Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Ottawa+slow+planning+oilsands+disaster+scenarios/3979680/story.html#ixzz18CSKMnKw

by NationTalk on December 15, 2010444 Views

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First Nations want Say on Fishing – Times Colonist

First Nations want say on fishing

By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist December 15, 2010

When Jeff Thomas looks at rivers on Vancouver Island where the fish have disappeared, he wonders why the federal government is not listening to the traditional knowledge of First Nations.

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/First+Nations+want+fishing/3979159/story.html#ixzz18CS2hbzP

by NationTalk on December 15, 2010493 Views

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First Nations call on chiefs, councillors to disclose pay – Postmedia News

First Nations call on chiefs, councillors to disclose pay

By LAURA STONE, Postmedia News December 15, 2010

The national organization representing Canada’s First Nations chiefs passed a resolution yesterday that requires elected band officials to disclose salaries and other funds to members.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/First+Nations+call+chiefs+councillors+disclose/3980039/story.html#ixzz18CRbxw24

by NationTalk on December 15, 2010402 Views

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Soaking Up Some Ojibwa – Winnipeg Free Press

Soaking up some Ojibwa
For kids in six city elementary schools, it’s becoming their second language

By: Nick Martin
Posted: 15/12/2010

Well yes, linguist and artist Ricky Henderson acknowledges, mouse is a much easier word to pronounce than waabigozhiish.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/soaking-up-some-ojibwa-111907714.html

by NationTalk on December 15, 2010448 Views

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Selkirk’s new Aboriginal Gathering Place nears completion – The Nelson Daily

Selkirk’s new Aboriginal Gathering Place nears completion

by Contributor on 15 Dec 2010

Aboriginal students at Selkirk College and College of the Rockies will find support and a place to gather once construction is complete on the colleges’ newly announced Aboriginal Gathering Places. The two spaces, valued together at nearly $2.5 million, will be built thanks in part to a $400,000 contribution from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

Read more: http://thenelsondaily.com/news/arts-and-culture/selkirks-new-aboriginal-gathering-place-nears-completion-8788

by NationTalk on December 15, 2010452 Views

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‘We are taking a stand’ – Telegraph-Journal

‘We are taking a stand’

Published Wednesday December 15th, 2010
Jennifer Pritchett
Telegraph-Journal

Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo says aboriginal leaders will take a lead role in improving accountability for their communities, but it will be done their way instead of being imposed through government policy.

Read more: http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/front/article/1352455

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Aboriginal port struggles to find way to attract cruise ships – Globe and Mail

Aboriginal port struggles to find way to attract cruise ships

WENDY STUECK
VANCOUVER— From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010

With no ships on the horizon, the Campbell River Indian Band is rethinking its cruise-ship business and may try to recast it as a niche operation that would serve a single cruise operator, says the business manager for the facility.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/aboriginal-port-struggles-to-find-way-to-attract-cruise-ships/article1838094/

by NationTalk on December 15, 2010440 Views

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Prejudice was behind failure to charge police: lawyer – Vancouver Sun

Prejudice was behind failure to charge police: lawyer

Man’s life was devalued because he was aboriginal, Stephen Kelliher says

By Gerry Bellett, Vancouver Sun December 15, 2010

Lawyer Stephen Kelliher said the decisions by senior members of the criminal justice branch not to charge police officers for their part in the death of Frank Paul came from a historic Canadian prejudice that devalues the lives of aboriginals.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/Prejudice+behind+failure+charge+police+lawyer/3979285/story.html#ixzz18CP2Y7C9

by NationTalk on December 15, 2010482 Views

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Federal government lawyer says constitutional challenge over census has no merit – Winnipeg Free Press

Federal government lawyer says constitutional challenge over census has no merit

By: Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press
Posted: 14/12/2010

HALIFAX – A coalition of Maritime natives has failed to prove off-reserve Indians will be hurt by Ottawa’s decision to scrap the mandatory long-form census, a lawyer representing the federal government told Federal Court on Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/federal-government-says-constitutional-challenge-over-census-has-no-merit-111873839.html

by NationTalk on December 15, 2010495 Views

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BC Aboriginal leaders honoured with national award – Vancouver Sun

B.C. Aboriginal leaders honoured with national award

Chief Clarence Louie, Ruth Williams receive 2011 Hall of Fame Award

Vancouver December 14, 2010

VANCOUVER – Two B.C. Aboriginal business leaders have been recognized with national economic awards for their work in their communities, it was announced Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Aboriginal+leaders+honoured+with+national+award/3975625/story.html#ixzz187BrIjhO

by NationTalk on December 14, 2010493 Views

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All crimes are not the same – Winnipeg Free Press

All crimes are not the same

By: Staff Writer
Posted: 14/12/2010

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has done — and is still doing — an exhaustive consultation with Canadians about the content and stories that will be featured in the new national institution when it opens in 2013.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/all-crimes-are-not-the-same-111839059.html

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Aboriginal Bridge program offers first steps toward degree – Vancouver Sun

Aboriginal Bridge program offers first steps toward degree

By Mary Frances Hill, Special To The Sun December 14, 2010

Ivy Bell’s dream of earning a university education was fraught with obstacles.
As a young mother a decade ago, she started a business degree but had to quit over problems with money and child care.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Aboriginal+Bridge+program+offers+first+steps+toward+degree/3972504/story.html#ixzz187BEX76c

by NationTalk on December 14, 2010586 Views

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Airline likes the Helin look

Brad Bird, Oceanside Star

Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010

An Oceanside artist recently finished rebranding uniforms for a major American airline.

Alaska Airlines approached Bill Helin last September, saying they wanted a northwest-coast style image, for which Helin is known.

http://www2.canada.com/oceansidestar/news/story.html?id=208cad16-a2b2-43f7-9786-19d79ac0ff22

by NationTalk on December 14, 2010572 Views

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Northern legal history left out in the cold – Lawyer’s Weekly

Northern legal history left out in the cold

By Geoff Ellwand
Yellowknife
December 17 2010 issue

It is a remarkable collection of Inuit legal art and nothing of its kind exists anywhere else. But in spite of its rarity and importance it remains largely under wraps.

It has fallen into a bureaucratic no-man’s land. Because of security concerns, and the fact neither the territorial nor the federal governments will fund adequate display facilities, the unique collection now languishes, except for occasional exhibitions, in storage in Yellowknife.

Read more: http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/index.php?section=article&articleid=1314

by NationTalk on December 13, 2010530 Views

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Natives Becoming Economic Players – fcpp.org

Natives Becoming Economic Players

by Policy Analyst Joseph Quesnel

Native groups in Northern Ontario, as well as Alberta, have formed corporations as a means to enter the economy. Clearly, this model that empowers First Nations to take control of their future is better than a model of dependency on the Federal government.

Read more: http://www.fcpp.org/media.php/1541

by NationTalk on December 13, 2010435 Views

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Why we try to protect our land: Lessons from Barriere Lake – Globe and Mail

Why we try to protect our land: Lessons from Barriere Lake

JOSEPH BOYDEN
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Dec. 13, 2010

For years, I’ve tried to come to terms with the fact that the federal government, in its dealings with so many first nations communities across our country, uses a divide-and-conquer strategy as one of its main tools. I guess I can’t blame them. This is, after all, a centuries-old and highly refined art, and it’s proved devastatingly effective.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/why-we-try-to-protect-our-land/article1833684/

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Native groups take census challenge to court – CTV

Native groups take census challenge to court

The Canadian Press
Date: Monday Dec. 13, 2010

OTTAWA — The federal court will hear a challenge today of the Harper government’s decision to scrap the mandatory long-form census.

Lawyers for a coalition of aboriginal organizations and chiefs from Atlantic Canada will argue the decision violates their constitutional rights.

Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20101213/court-hears-long-form-census-challenge-101213/

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Nunavut communities, Inuit group vote Monday – CBC

Nunavut communities, Inuit group vote Monday

Last Updated: Monday, December 13, 2010

Polls are open across Nunavut on Monday, as Iqaluit and other communities elect new mayors and councillors while members of the territory’s Inuit land-claims organization choose new leaders.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/12/12/nunavut-byelex-polls.html#ixzz180h9veFX

by NationTalk on December 13, 2010449 Views

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