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Ex-PM backs aboriginal entrepreneurs – winnipegsun.com

Ex-PM backs aboriginal entrepreneurs

By DAVID SCHMEICHEL, SUN MEDIA
Last Updated: 25th February 2009

Former prime minister Paul Martin paid a visit to Children of the Earth School yesterday to tout the benefits of a new entrepreneurial-based program aimed at encouraging aboriginal students to stay in school.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/manitoba/2009/02/25/8521971-sun.html

by NationTalk on February 26, 2009649 Views

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AFN wants say on Native education – StarPhoenix

AFN wants say on Native education

By Jeanette Stewart, Special to The StarPhoenix
February 25, 2009

Government representatives from across Canada are gathering in Saskatoon this week to discuss the state of aboriginal education, but at least one First Nations leader feels cut out of the conversation.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/wants+Native+education/1325821/story.html

by NationTalk on February 26, 2009676 Views

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Carney Hill picked for aboriginal school – princegeorgecitizen.com

Carney Hill picked for aboriginal school

Written by Frank Peebles

Carney Hill elementary was chosen by a steering committee to be the province’s first aboriginal choice school, school trustees were told Tuesday night, and the board of education accepted the recommendation.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20090224177883/local/news/carney-hill-picked-for-aboriginal-school.html

by NationTalk on February 26, 2009858 Views

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Court orders do-over on Alcan-BC Hydro power purchase agreement – Northern Sentinel

Court orders do-over on Alcan-BC Hydro power purchase agreement

Published: February 25, 2009 6:00 AM

The 2007 Electricity Purchase Agreement between Rio Tinto Alcan and BC Hydro is going back to the BC Utilities Commission.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/northernsentinel/news/40148223.html

by NationTalk on February 25, 2009567 Views

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Attawapiskat road block comes down – Wawatay News

Attawapiskat road block comes down

by: Steve Feeney – Wawatay News

A winter road blockade to the DeBeers Victor Mine near Attawapiskat First Nation will be taken down after being up for 18 days.

http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2009/2/24/Attawapiskat-road-block-comes-down_15656

by NationTalk on February 25, 20091326 Views

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Private medical clinic to be named for man who died in Winnipeg hospital – CBC

Private medical clinic to be named for man who died in Winnipeg hospital

Last Updated: Friday, February 13, 2009

Plans are in the works to open a new walk-in medical clinic named after Brian Sinclair, the man who died while waiting for care in the emergency room of the Health Sciences Centre last fall.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2009/02/13/clinics-sinclair.html

by NationTalk on February 25, 2009511 Views

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Aboriginal people living in cities focus of presentation (Regina Leader-Post)

Aboriginal people living in cities focus of presentation

February 24, 2009

REGINA — A public lecture to be presented today by the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy will explore the myths about and realities of aboriginal people living in cities.

http://www.leaderpost.com/news/story.html?id=1323822

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009587 Views

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Transparency to be focus of native funding policy, Tories say – Globe and Mail

INDIAN AFFAIRS
Transparency to be focus of native funding policy, Tories say

BILL CURRY
February 24, 2009

OTTAWA — The Conservative government says it is changing the way chiefs and band councils are funded, trying to ensure more transparency in how tax dollars are spent on Canada’s native reserves.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090224.RESERVES24/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009587 Views

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Heart Health plan aims to slash death rates – CTV

Heart Health plan aims to slash death rates

Updated Tue. Feb. 24 2009
CTV.ca News Staff

Canada can cut the number of deaths due to heart disease as well as the number of hospitalizations for stroke by 25 per cent by 2020 if the country follows the recommendations of a new Canadian Heart Health Strategy, the plan’s architects say.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090224/heart_strategy_090224/20090224?hub=Health

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009505 Views

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Inspirations to the nation – Winnipeg Sun

Inspirations to the nation
Celebrating the spirit of aboriginal people

By DAVID SCHMEICHEL, SUN MEDIA
Last Updated: 24th February 2009

Now that the Grammys, the Golden Globes and the Oscars have come and gone, it would appear Awards Season 2009 is already at an end.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/entertainment/2009/02/24/8505366-sun.html

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009580 Views

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MNR looks for recruits – Chronicle Journal

MNR looks for recruits

LINDSAY LAFRAUGH
02/24/2009

In an attempt to diversify the Ministry of Natural Resources‘ workforce, the regional director is reaching out to aboriginal high school students.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/top_story.php?id=167091

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009537 Views

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No threat of top-down reform – Globe and Mail

ABORIGINAL GOVERNANCE
No threat of top-down reform

February 24, 2009

The mistake of Jean Chrétien’s government in trying to push through the First Nations Governance Act, an ambitious effort to reform the way that reserves are run, was to attempt to steamroll over objections from aboriginal leaders. Since then, those leaders have understandably been on the lookout for any similar federal bids to unilaterally impose sweeping reforms. But yesterday’s reaction by the Assembly of First Nations to a document that appears to be a leaked Cabinet memo raises questions about the spirit of co-operation on the aboriginal side.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090224.EAFN24/TPStory/Comment

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009556 Views

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Changes Navigable Waterways Protection Act threatening First Nations and their way of life – Knet

Changes Navigable Waterways Protection Act threatening First Nations and their way of life

Brian Beaton, KNET Media
February 23rd, 2009

The Navigable Waterways Protection Act proposed amendments are still bundled within the recent budget. It appears that Parliament and our MPs will be voting to accept this budget act this week and along with it, the proposed changes to the NWPA.

http://www.waterkeeper.ca/2009/02/23/changes-navigable-waterways-protection-act-threatening-first-nations-and-their-way-of-life/

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009840 Views

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Queen’s student heading north to help Nunavutans with literacy – Standard-Freeholder

Queen’s student heading north to help Nunavutans with literacy

Posted By DAVID NESSETH, STANDARD-FREEHOLDER

Nunavut means “our land” in Inuktitut, a fact one Williamstown native wants to make sure is known by every child he meets there.

http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1446820

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009662 Views

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Chiefs demand more say in child welfare – Winnipeg Free Press

Chiefs demand more say in child welfare

Insiders fear it will cause more political interference, stalled reforms

By: Mary Agnes Welch

First Nations chiefs are demanding more control of Manitoba’s troubled child-welfare system as the next step in devolution, but insiders fear that could stall reforms and lead to more political interference in child-welfare cases.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/chiefs_demand_more_say_in_child_welfare-40073562.html

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009562 Views

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N.W.T. industry minister hypes economic value of Mackenzie pipeline – CBC

N.W.T. industry minister hypes economic value of Mackenzie pipeline
MLA accuses government of ‘dropping their role’ as objective decision-makers

Last Updated: Monday, February 23, 2009

The Northwest Territories government is pitching the proposed Mackenzie Valley pipeline to the federal government as a way to boost Canada’s flagging economy.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/02/23/nwt-mgp.html

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009680 Views

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First Nation group wants oilsands plan – Calgary Sun

First Nation group wants oilsands plan

By KATIE SCHNEIDER, SUN MEDIA

The N.W.T. Association of Communities is calling on the province to immediately halt expansion of Alberta’s oilsands until contingency plans are in place for breaches related to tailing ponds.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/National/2009/02/23/8492956-sun.html

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009557 Views

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Sayers inducted into Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame – Times Colonist

Sayers inducted into Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame

By Shayne Morrow, Albreni Valley Times
February 23, 2009

She’s already a First Nations leader, railway advocate, environmental award winner and even a museum exhibit, but Hupacasath Chief Councillor Judith Sayers has received yet one more honour, with her induction into the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame last week.

http://www.timescolonist.com/business/fp/Sayers+inducted+into+Aboriginal+Business+Hall+Fame/1319968/story.html

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009507 Views

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Building high Arctic study station in Nunavut ‘logical’: researcher – CBC

Building high Arctic study station in Nunavut ‘logical’: researcher

Last Updated: Monday, February 23, 2009

A senior research official in Nunavut has welcomed news that the territory will be the home of Canada’s world-class high Arctic research station.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/02/23/nunavut-station.html

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009559 Views

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Trust policy hurts reserves – The Leader-Post

Trust policy hurts reserves

By Doug Cuthand, The Leader-Post
February 23, 2009

Twenty years ago, the Ermineskin and Samson First Nations in Alberta began the most costly legal battle in Canadian history and now it has come to a crashing end.

http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Trust+policy+hurts+reserves/1318950/story.html

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009651 Views

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Ahenakew Found not Guilty – Globe and Mail

Ahenakew found not guilty

PATRICK WHITE
Globe and Mail Update
February 23, 2009

SASKATOON — Six years after he said Jews were a “disease” and tried to justify the Holocaust to a Saskatoon reporter, David Ahenakew has been found not guilty of willfully promoting hatred.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090223.wahenakew0223/BNStory/National/home

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009613 Views

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A Duncan solution to housing crisis – Canwest News

A Duncan solution to housing crisis

By Judith Lavoie, Canwest News Service
February 20, 2009

It looks tiny, but the house can snugly fit a family of four and a Duncan company hopes it’s a partial answer to the housing crisis on First Nations reserves.

http://www.canada.com/Duncan+solution+housing+crisis/1308431/story.html

by NationTalk on February 20, 2009627 Views

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Shred Nation – Globe and Mail

Shred Nation
It started with a dream: to put an aboriginal snowboarder on the Olympic podium in 2010. Now the program is introducing native youngsters to a sport many otherwise couldn’t afford

HAYLEY MICK
From Friday’s Globe and Mail
February 20, 2009

CYPRESS MOUNTAIN, B.C. — “It’s gonna be a great night tonight!” shouts Gabe Moody, raising his arms before vanishing down the slope.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090220.wlsnowboard20/BNStory/lifeMain/home

by NationTalk on February 20, 2009686 Views

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FSIN on Post Secondary Education – Saskatoonhomepage.ca

FSIN on Post Secondary Education

Friday, 20 February 2009

The FSIN doesn’t want to be left out of discussions about a government program to help First Nation University students.

http://www.saskatoonhomepage.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16604&Itemid=374

by NationTalk on February 20, 2009716 Views

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Baker Lake hunters, elders oppose uranium mine – Nunatsiaq News

February 20, 2009

Baker Lake hunters, elders oppose uranium mine
“Like part of their spirit.”

JOHN BIRD

Joan Scottie was on the front lines 20 years ago when the community of Baker Lake said an historic “no” to uranium mining – and she’s still fighting the same battle today.

http://www.nunatsiaq.com/news/nunavut/90220_1916.html

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009731 Views

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Innu of Labrador say plan for supersonic test flights reopens … – CKFR

Innu of Labrador say plan for supersonic test flights reopens ‘past conflicts’

By: THE CANADIAN PRESS

SHESHATSHIU, N.L. – An aboriginal group in Labrador is urging the Defence Department to change its plan to conduct supersonic test flights over Innu land, warning that failing to do so will revive “past conflicts.”

http://www.am1150.ca/news/14/879305

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009630 Views

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History of First Nations explained (Victoria News)

History of First Nations explained

Patrick Blennerhassett/The News

The history of First Nations people is deeply embedded within the history of Canada as a nation, however at times it seems part of the Aboriginal story gets lost in the dark, leading to stereotypes and misconceptions.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_south/victorianews/community/39856263.html

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009658 Views

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No public inquiry into native land dispute: McGuinty – The Standard

No public inquiry into native land dispute: McGuinty

Posted By MARIA BABBAGE, THE CANADIAN PRESS

Calls for a public inquiry into a southern Ontario aboriginal occupation were quashed by Premier Dalton McGuinty on Wednesday as the contentious land dispute neared its third anniversary with no end in sight.

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1441966

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009607 Views

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Court upholds rights of aboriginals to be consulted – Canwest News

Court upholds rights of aboriginals to be consulted

Rulings will affect two major projects in B.C.

By Neal Hall, Canwest News Service
February 19, 2009

The B.C. Court of Appeal has issued two major rulings upholding the rights of First Nations to be consulted by the government, which will affect two major projects in B.C.

http://www.canada.com/Court+upholds+rights+aboriginals+consulted/1305455/story.html

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009665 Views

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Métis more likely to be chronically ill – Winnipeg Free Press

Métis more likely to be chronically ill

By: Carol Sanders

People who identify as Métis are more than twice as likely as the general population to have a chronic health condition, according to a new Statistics Canada report.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Metis-more-likely-to-be-chronically-ill-39844727.html

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009606 Views

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Solution to aboriginal housing easy to find – Daily News

Solution to aboriginal housing easy to find

The Daily News
February 19, 2009

Re: ‘Criminal’ funding fight threatens youth: NDP MP’ (Daily News, Feb. 12)

Every time I read another aboriginal horror story, I’m struck by the fact that blame is always directed at the federal government.

http://www.canada.com/Solution+aboriginal+housing+easy+find/1305519/story.html

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009601 Views

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College Avenue shares warmth with northern school – Oxford Review

College Avenue shares warmth with northern school

Posted By Hugo Rodrigues, EDUCATION REPORTER

They lobbied to get a school built in the fall and this week College Avenue Secondary School students will be shipping boxes full of warmth to the students of a dilapidated northern Ontario school.

http://www.oxfordreview.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1442202

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009538 Views

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Money needed for provincial aboriginal education – iNews880

Money needed for provincial aboriginal education

2/19/2009

Alberta’s minister of aboriginal relations says the federal government has to spend more educating aboriginal children in the province.

http://www.inews880.com/Channels/Reg/LocalNews/story.aspx?ID=1064476

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009616 Views

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Nunavut gets $734,000 for stop-smoking programs – CBC

Nunavut gets $734,000 for stop-smoking programs

Last Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2009

Two new programs to help young Nunavummiut quit or avoid smoking received funding from the federal government Wednesday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/02/19/nunavut-smoking.html

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009551 Views

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Teen shelter is saved at last minute – Daily News

Teen shelter is saved at last minute
Without funding, facility was due to close this weekend

By Darrell Bellaart, Daily News
February 19, 2009

A shelter for troubled youth was saved from closure Wednesday and the head of the organization that runs it says it was hard work cutting through government bureaucracy.

http://www.canada.com/Teen+shelter+saved+last+minute/1305445/story.html

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009493 Views

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B.C. Will Spend $50M on Aboriginal Housing – CanWest News

B.C. will spend $50M on aboriginal housing
Cash to reduce shortage across the province

Canwest News ServiceFebruary 19, 2009

The Canadian government will spend $50 million to improve housing conditions on B.C. First Nations reserves, Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl announced Wednesday morning.

http://www.canada.com/will+spend+aboriginal+housing/1305454/story.html

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009534 Views

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Peguis chief slams federal control of band elections – Winnipeg Sun

Peguis chief slams federal control of band elections

By PAUL TURENNE, SUN MEDIA
Last Updated: 18th February 2009

Peguis Chief Glenn Hudson said he’d like his band to take control of its own elections, claiming the process now overseen by the federal government is flawed.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/winnipeg/2009/02/18/8428366-sun.html

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009589 Views

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Large turnout at funeral for Mountie, children – CTV

Large turnout at funeral for Mountie, children

Updated Wed. Feb. 18 2009
The Canadian Press

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — More than 100 police officers gathered at a New Brunswick church Wednesday for the funeral of a Mountie and his two young children killed in a head-on crash last weekend.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090218/funeral_mountie_090218/20090218/

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009576 Views

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Casino, province sign 20-year deal – Winnipeg Free Press

Casino, province sign 20-year deal

By: Staff Writer
18/02/2009

THE Doer government inks a new gaming deal with seven-year-old Aseneskak Casino in The Pas today.
Judy Goodridge, chief operating officer of the province’s first aboriginal casino, said the 20-year agreement with the province and Manitoba Lotteries Corp. gives the facility the ability to plan for the future.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/casino_province_sign_20-year_deal-39770092.html

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009611 Views

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Audit on controversial fisheries deal questioned – Chronicle Herald

Audit on controversial fisheries deal questioned
Indian Brook member, lawyer say KPMG report sheds little light on how $5m was spent

By MARY ELLEN MacINTYRE Truro Bureau
Wed. Feb 18

An independent audit of a $5-million fisheries fiasco in Indian Brook morphed into a mere working paper that the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans used as the basis for an internal audit, DFO says.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/1107134.html

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009623 Views

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Peguis candidates hold duelling demos – Winnipeg Free Press

Peguis candidates hold duelling demos
First Nation going to the polls next month

By: Alexandra Paul

THE Peguis First Nation election campaign hit Winnipeg this week, with the candidates for the chief hurling accusations of alleged abuses of power Tuesday during separate downtown demonstrations.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/peguis_candidates_hold_duelling_demos-39770102.html

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009483 Views

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Another Candidate Seeks to Head Native Group – Globe and Mail

IN BRIEF
Another Candidate Seeks to Head Native Group

JOE FRIESEN
February 18, 2009

Perry Bellegarde, 46, a former leader of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, officially declared himself a candidate yesterday for national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090218.NATS18-1/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on February 19, 2009493 Views

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Attawapiskat members issue demands to DeBeers – Wawatay News

Attawapiskat members issue demands to DeBeers

by: Steve Feeney – Wawatay News

Protesters at a winter road blockade to the DeBeers Victor Mine near Attawapiskat First Nation have issued a list of demands they wish to discuss with DeBeers management.

http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2009/2/18/Attawapiskat-members-issued-demands-to-DeBeers_15416

by NationTalk on February 18, 20091603 Views

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Aboriginal women honoured for community dedication – The Georgian

Aboriginal women honoured for community dedication

BY CHRISTOPHER VAUGHAN

It was an evening to celebrate achievements of aboriginal women in the province.

The Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network hosted a banquet on Feb. 6 for participants of Kiskat-Pukuwit: Aboriginal Women on the Verge of Rising project.

http://www.thegeorgian.ca/index.cfm?sid=223066&sc=333

by NationTalk on February 18, 2009555 Views

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Reinvesting in education for aboriginal students – Northern Light

Reinvesting in education for aboriginal students

Published Tuesday February 17th, 2009

Additional funds available for Pabineau First Nation students

Chief David Peter Paul of the Pabineau First Nation is thrilled about additional funds to create new education opportunities for aboriginal students.

http://thenorthernlight.canadaeast.com/front/article/574394

by NationTalk on February 17, 2009563 Views

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Métis Protocol Signing Ceremony – saultthisweek.com

Métis Protocol Signing Ceremony

Posted By METIS NATION OF ONTARIO

Where:

Great Northern Hotel and Conference Centre
229 Great Northern Road
Sault Ste. Marie, ON

http://www.saultthisweek.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1438131

by NationTalk on February 17, 2009685 Views

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First Nations need to be consulted – The Leader-Post

First Nations need to be consulted

By Doug Cuthand, The Leader-Post
February 17, 2009

This week, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations will hold a chiefs’ assembly in Prince Albert to discuss the thorny issue of resource revenue sharing and duty to consult policy. Both will have a direct impact on the provincial government.

http://www.leaderpost.com/news/First+Nations+need+consulted/1296651/story.html

by NationTalk on February 17, 2009588 Views

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First Nations relationship is set to grow – Times Colonist

First Nations relationship is set to grow

Les Leyne, Times Colonist
Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Premier Gordon Campbell signalled yesterday that his government is prepared to legislate the about-face he started four years ago on native rights, by recognizing aboriginal title.

http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=8cbd5f84-126f-4429-bb65-3224b4cf44a1

by NationTalk on February 17, 2009577 Views

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First Forever – National Post

First Forever
For Carey Price, Sunday’s loss to the Canucks was more than another game: it was an emotional return to his native roots

Dave Stubbs, Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Something much more important than a starting assignment awaited netminder Carey Price at GM Place on Sunday.

http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=1297755

by NationTalk on February 17, 2009589 Views

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Aboriginals, VIHA sign agreement – The Daily News

Aboriginals, VIHA sign agreement

Maple Sugar Festival theme this year to focus on Acadian culture

The Daily News
February 16, 2009

Members of the Vancouver Island Health Authority’s aboriginal health council have signed a memorandum of friendship and mutual respect, recognizing the fact the council is united in the goal of improving the health conditions of all Aboriginal people.

http://www.canada.com/Aboriginals+VIHA+sign+agreement/1294757/story.html

by NationTalk on February 17, 2009715 Views

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