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Ont. aboriginal children to get help from former chief – CBC

Ont. aboriginal children to get help from former chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Former Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief John Beaucage has been appointed to help the province address the needs of aboriginal children and youth.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/04/14/ont-aboriginal.html?ref=rss#ixzz0l5eoH4CC

by NationTalk on April 14, 2010502 Views

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Police investigate sudden death near Tofino, BC – CTV.ca

Police investigate sudden death near Tofino, B.C.

Date: Tuesday Apr. 13, 2010

Police are investigating the sudden death of a 29-year-old woman Monday morning in the Vancouver Island community of Opitsaht.

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100413/bc_sudden_death_100413/20100413?hub=BritishColumbia

by NationTalk on April 14, 2010582 Views

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Aboriginal youth get a taste of food research in university labs – ryerson.ca/news

Aboriginal youth get a taste of food research in university labs

By Antoinette Mercurio
April 14, 2010

Aboriginal high school students ate up a unique internship experience during their March break.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Grade 11 and 12 students from Ontario, Nunavut, Saskatchewan and Manitoba worked alongside Dérick Rousseau, Department of Chemistry and Biology professor, and his team of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, to learn about cutting-edge food science research. The second annual Be a Food Researcher for a Week internship program was organized by the Advanced Foods and Materials Network (AFMNet), with support from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Calm Air.

http://www.ryerson.ca/news/news/General_Public/20100414_food.html

by NationTalk on April 14, 2010734 Views

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‘We’re open for business,’ First Nation community says – Charlottetown, The Guardian

‘We’re open for business,’ First Nation community says

ANDREW CHISHOLM
The Guardian

P.E.I.’s First Nations economy is open for business, a group heard Monday at a breakfast meeting in Charlottetown.
Brian Francis, chief of Abegweit First Nation, made a speech to about 100 people from the Island’s business community in the hope of building relationships.

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=336353&sc=101

by NationTalk on April 13, 2010595 Views

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First Nations films in focus – Victoria Times Colonist

First Nations films in focus

Aboriginal festival puts a modern spin on age-old oral storytelling traditions

By Michael D. Reid, Times
ColonistApril 13, 2010

Forget Glee and High School Musical. A “residential-school musical” is getting the buzz in the Cowichan Valley this week as the clock counts down to the sixth annual Cowichan International Aboriginal Festival of Film and Art that opens in Duncan tomorrow.

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/victoria/First+Nations+films+focus/2877397/story.html#ixzz0kzu6991i

by NationTalk on April 13, 2010634 Views

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The city is home – Vancouver Sun

The city is home

The Ottawa Citizen
April 12, 2010

A funny thing happened when interviewers set out across Canadian cities to talk to Metis, Inuit and First Nations residents about their lives: they discovered a sense of optimism

http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/city+home/2877435/story.html

by NationTalk on April 13, 2010522 Views

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Hockey players take national stage: Will compete in National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Ottawa – Advertiser

Hockey players take national stage
Will compete in National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Ottawa

BY DANIELLE SHUGARUE
Advertiser

Exploits Valley High School hockey players Jordan Bennett and Daniel Curnew are on a roll.

http://www.gfwadvertiser.ca/index.cfm?sid=336244&sc=292

by NationTalk on April 13, 2010606 Views

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Focus on Native youth – timminspress.com

Focus on Native youth
FIRST NATIONS: Northern College hosts powwow

Posted By CHELSEY ROMAIN THE DAILY PRESS

The heart-beat rhythm of drums pound in your chest and the sounds and colours dance around the gym.

The annual Northern College Powwow took place this weekend as thousands learned about and celebrated Aboriginal culture at its finest.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2530296

by NationTalk on April 13, 2010627 Views

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Aboriginal bands join fight over oilsands – Cnews

Aboriginal bands join fight over oilsands

EDMONTON – Two Aboriginal bands are joining a Supreme Court fight between First Nations and oilsands proponents over development in Alberta.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2010/04/11/13549906-qmi.html?cid=rssnewscanada

by NationTalk on April 13, 2010617 Views

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Aboriginal homeless threaten tent city if shelter closes – TheTyee.ca

Aboriginal homeless threaten tent city if shelter closes

By Monte Paulsen April 12, 2010

A group of homeless residents of the Aboriginal Central Shelter said they will form a tent city if the Vancouver shelter closes on April 20 as planned.

http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Housing/2010/04/12/Homeless-threten-tent-city-if-shelter-closes/

by NationTalk on April 13, 2010456 Views

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The importance of self-identifying as aboriginal – Lake Cowichan Gazette

The importance of self-identifying as aboriginal

Published: April 12, 2010

Aboriginal education is an important part of early childhood education, argues Stella Johnson, a full-time aboriginal support worker who alongside educator Alicia Erasmus ensures that students at Palsson Elementary School and AB Greenwell know about their own and other students’ ancestry.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_central/lakecowichangazette/community/90710704.html

by NationTalk on April 13, 2010545 Views

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Discussing the Elephant in the Room: Indian Property Rights – fcpp.org

Discussing the Elephant in the Room: Indian Property Rights

In Brief:

– Private property rights, despite their central importance, are ignored or downplayed in discussions pertaining to Aboriginal economic development.
– A new book on Aboriginal property rights looks at how property rights regimes can be introduced on Indian reserves voluntarily and incrementally.
– The book demolishes myths, such as the idea that indigenous societies did not have individual or family property rights.
– It demonstrates how property rights can unleash First Nation economic potential through a First Nation Property Ownership Act that would transfer land title from the Crown to willing First Nation governments.

http://www.fcpp.org/publication.php/3251

by NationTalk on April 13, 2010581 Views

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Health minister criticized over cuts to healing program – CBC

Health minister criticized over cuts to healing program

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Federal health minister Leona Aglukkaq faced criticism Tuesday over the federal government’s recent funding cut to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation at a public meeting in Tuktoyaktuk.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/04/07/north-funding-aglukkaq.html#ixzz0kWa1Nxtr

by NationTalk on April 8, 2010619 Views

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Traditional Inuit Knowledge Combines With Science to Shape Arctic Weather Insights – articleant.com

Traditional Inuit Knowledge Combines With Science to Shape Arctic Weather Insights

April 7, 2010

Using skills passed down through generations, Inuit forecasters living in the Canadian Arctic look to the sky to tell by the way the wind scatters a cloud whether a storm is on the horizon or if it’s safe to go on a hunt.

http://www.articleant.com/p/re/71139-traditional-inuit-knowledge-combines-with-science-to-shape-arcti.html

by NationTalk on April 8, 2010499 Views

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Kids’ show launches website – Northern News

Kids’ show launches website

Kassina Ryder
Northern News Services
Published Monday, April 5, 2010

IQALUIT – The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation launched an interactive website based on the kids’ show Takuginai on March 31.

Takuginai has been on the air for 25 years and was a good fit when it came to deciding on a web format for kids, IBC chair Okalik Eegeesiak said. The website, takuginai.ca, aims to promote Inuktitut literacy and oral language skills.

http://nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/apr5_10web.html

by NationTalk on April 7, 2010614 Views

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Ottawa cuts funding to residential schools lobby group – Globe and Mail

Ottawa cuts funding to residential schools lobby group
National Residential Schools Survivors’ Society says loss of funds comes after harsh criticism of government and churches

Bill Curry
Ottawa — From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
Published on Tuesday, Apr. 06, 2010

The Department of Indian Affairs has cut funding to a national organization that speaks on behalf of former residential school students, and the group’s leader is calling the move retribution for his harsh criticism of how the government and churches are handling a landmark 2007 settlement.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ottawa-cuts-funding-to-residential-schools-lobby-group/article1525591/

by NationTalk on April 7, 2010638 Views

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Native students at Queen’s complain of a ‘chilling’ climate – Globe and Mail

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Native students at Queen’s complain of a ‘chilling’ climate

Traditional practices not being respected by non-aboriginal campus leaders, some say

Elizabeth Church
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
Published on Tuesday, Apr. 06, 2010

Aboriginal students at Queen’s University say they face a “chilling” climate on their campus and are raising questions about the use of government money earmarked for native services at their school.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/native-students-at-queens-complain-of-a-chilling-climate/article1525560/

by NationTalk on April 7, 2010506 Views

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Urban aboriginals strive to make significant difference in their communities, report says – Vancouver Sun

Urban aboriginals strive to make significant difference in their communities, report says

But many first nations people feel negative preconceptions persist about addiction and poverty

By Kim Pemberton, Vancouver Sun
April 7, 2010

Dr. Evan Adams, businessman Ian Campbell and lawyer and registered forester Angeline Nyce are helping to break the stereotype of urban aboriginals.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Urban+aboriginals+strive+make+significant+difference+their+communities+report+says/2772211/story.html

by NationTalk on April 7, 2010457 Views

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Urban Natives Content: Study – Winnipeg Free Press

Urban natives content: study
Survey shows happiness in white society, lingering stereotype fears

By: Mia Rabson
7/04/2010

OTTAWA — Aboriginal people living in Canada’s cities are generally happy, proud of their heritage and have the same desires to go to school, get good jobs, own a home and raise happy, healthy kids as anyone else.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/urban-natives-content-study-90071582.html

by NationTalk on April 7, 2010450 Views

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Catholic church reluctant to release residential schools records – Globe and Mail

Catholic church reluctant to release residential schools records

Bill Curry
Ottawa — From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
Published on Tuesday, Apr. 06, 2010

The Roman Catholic Church is balking at the release of Indian residential schools documents that name individual church members, insisting its concern is purely about respecting Canada’s privacy laws and not an attempt to cover up new allegations of abuse.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/catholic-church-reluctant-to-release-residential-schools-records/article1524204/

by NationTalk on April 7, 2010584 Views

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Property rights key to First Nations development: expert – StarPhoenix

Property rights key to First Nations development: expert

By Bruce Johnstone, Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post
April 6, 2010

First Nations need property rights to fully unlock the economic potential of their land and escape the vicious cycle of poverty and underdevelopment, University of Calgary Prof. Tom Flanagan said Monday.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/Property+rights+First+Nations+development+expert/2767669/story.html

by NationTalk on April 6, 2010500 Views

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Residents of Ont. reserve still sickened by mercury – CTV.ca

Residents of Ont. reserve still sickened by mercury

Updated: Tue Apr. 06 2010
The Canadian Press

TORONTO — An international expert says the health effects of mercury poisoning on a First Nation reserve in northwestern Ontario are worse now than in the 1970s.

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100406/reserve_mercury_100406/20100406/?hub=TorontoNewHome

by NationTalk on April 6, 2010466 Views

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Fleury welcomes parole review – StarPhoenix

Fleury welcomes parole review

Former NHL star in Saskatoon for opening of First Nations games; City welcomes 3,500 athletes

By Jeanette Stewart, The StarPhoenix
April 6, 2010

As former NHL star Theoren Fleury made his way Monday through Credit Union Centre, he was greeted by a steady stream of camera flashes and hundreds of handshakes.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/technology/Fleury+welcomes+parole+review/2767657/story.html

by NationTalk on April 6, 2010470 Views

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Meeting may salvage shaky deal to build cruise-ship dock – Canada.com

Meeting may salvage shaky deal to build cruise-ship dock

Port authority, MP differ on who needs to resolve impasse

By Robert Barron, The Daily News
April 6, 2010

There is hope that a meeting between federal fisheries officials and the Snuneymuxw First Nation scheduled for Wednesday will settle a dispute that is derailing efforts to build a $22-million cruise ship terminal in downtown Nanaimo.

http://www.canada.com/Meeting+salvage+shaky+deal+build+cruise+ship+dock/2768211/story.html

by NationTalk on April 6, 2010495 Views

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Urban Aboriginals remain proud of native heritage: Survey – Montreal Gazette

Urban Aboriginals remain proud of native heritage: Survey

By Richard Foot, Canwest News Service
April 6, 2010

A new survey of urban Aboriginal people shows that while half of Canada’s native population now lives in cities, most of those remain proud of their native heritage and maintain a strong connection to their original communities.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Urban+Aboriginals+remain+proud+native+heritage+Survey/2768480/story.html#ixzz0kL6xWtvv

by NationTalk on April 6, 2010464 Views

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Losing ground – Financial Post

Losing ground

In Bygone Days, Good Bush Gear And Decent Maps Were A Mining Firm’s Greatest Assets. Today, Regulation And Bureaucracy Rule The Industry. Is Canada Paying The Price?

Karen Mazurkewich, Financial Post Magazine
Published: Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Don McKinnon, a grizzled prospector from Timmins, Ont., sports a whopping gold nugget on his finger — proof of his prodigious finds. The 80-year-old owns a stake in the nearby Hemlo gold mine and is still very much a player in the Canadian mining industry. He remembers when the staking was hard and the regulations were easy. To get a leg up on the competition, the hoary miner wasn’t above “dirty tricks” like buying up all the mine ministry maps in town. McKinnon still displays the 40 pairs of snowshoes he bought in the winter of ’79 to thwart competing prospectors during the Hemlo staking rush, and tells tales of being stalked by polar bears in the Far North.

Read more: http://www.financialpost.com/magazine/story.html?id=2766725#ixzz0kL6bmcsJ

by NationTalk on April 6, 2010612 Views

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A convert’s comments – Globe and Mail

A convert’s comments

A. G. Ruffo
Ottawa — From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
Last updated on Tuesday, Apr. 06, 2010

In referring to the sexual and physical abuse of children by Catholic priests, John Bentley Mays writes that “My complacency was shaken last year, for the first time seriously, when the findings of Ireland’s inquiry into child abuse in the schools and homes by the Catholic Church were released.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/letters-to-the-editor/a-converts-comments/article1524367/

by NationTalk on April 6, 2010530 Views

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Amherst debate moves to Gatineau – Montreal Gazette

Amherst debate moves to Gatineau
Rename street, says advocacy group

Canwest News Service
April 6, 2010

The president of the French-language advocacy group Impératif français wants Gatineau to rename Amherst St. because he says Jeffery Amherst, the British commander in North America during the 18th century, supported genocide against aboriginal people.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Amherst+debate+moves+Gatineau/2766867/story.html#ixzz0kL5fFPNz

by NationTalk on April 6, 2010502 Views

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Aboriginal mental health aim of meeting – Sudbury Star

Aboriginal mental health aim of meeting

Posted By HEATHER CAMPBELL, FOR THE SUDBURY STAR

Mental wellness is a goal for many First Nation communities.

Aboriginal mental health professionals met this past week at the Holiday Inn for the Raising the Spirit Conference.

Speakers shared their expertise in mental health, justice and traditional healing practices.

http://thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2520491

by NationTalk on April 6, 2010506 Views

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Aboriginal urbanites aspire first to higher education – Globe and Mail

Native study
Aboriginal urbanites aspire first to higher education

Joe Friesen Demographics Reporter

From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
Published on Tuesday, Apr. 06, 2010

Kevin Chief’s father was educated to Grade 5 before graduating to a trap line in northern Manitoba. As a young man, he couldn’t vote and couldn’t set foot in many hotels because he was aboriginal.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/aboriginal-urbanites-aspire-first-to-higher-education/article1524135/

by NationTalk on April 6, 2010795 Views

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Most urban aboriginal people opt to stay in city – CBC

Hope in the city
Most urban aboriginal people opt to stay in city

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Almost half of Canadian aboriginal people are city dwellers, and a new study released to the CBC by the Environics Institute suggests many have no plans to return to their home reserve.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/03/31/urban-aboriginal-peoples-hope-city.html#ixzz0kKzjTref

by NationTalk on April 6, 2010516 Views

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Okanagan chinook salmon on a crash course with extinction, say First Nation … – Kelowna.com

Okanagan chinook salmon on a crash course with extinction, say First Nation leaders

Thursday, April 1st, 2010
By Kathy Michaels

First Nation leaders are claiming the federal government has put the Okanagan chinook salmon on a crash course with extinction by favouring commercial interests.

http://www.kelowna.com/2010/04/01/chinook-on-a-crash-course-with-extinction-say-first-nation-leaders/

by NationTalk on April 2, 2010815 Views

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New management plan for Porcupine caribou – CBC.ca

New management plan for Porcupine caribou

Last Updated: Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Yukon government says it has a new plan to manage the Porcupine caribou herd, but will not release details until all parties sign on.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/04/01/north-porcupine-caribou-yukon.html#ixzz0jxm4qRQE

by NationTalk on April 2, 2010770 Views

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Highway Stop Tax: First Nations plan road tolls July 1 – Sudbury Star

Highway Stop Tax: First Nations plan road tolls July 1
‘This is worth my life. If I have to die for this, so be it.’

Posted By Craig Gilbert, QMI Agency

ESPANOLA — Ontario First Nations are planning to make travel in this province difficult if not impossible Canada Day weekend.

Tollbooths on highways running through the territory of the province’s 43 First Nations could pop up July 1 unless the federal and provincial governments find a way to preserve some form of point-of-sale exemption (POS) from the a portion of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) representing the former provincial sales tax, or eight per cent of 13, for First Nations citizens (hereafter referred to as a “POS exemption” for the sake of brevity).

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2517950

by NationTalk on April 2, 2010997 Views

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Ahousaht and aquaculture company celebrate protocol – Canada.com

Ahousaht and aquaculture company celebrate protocol

By Stefania Seccia, Westerly News
April 1, 2010

Officials from Mainstream Canada joined the Ahousaht First Nation in their traditional territory last Saturday to celebrate a new five-year protocol agreement that was signed Jan. 8.

http://www.canada.com/business/Ahousaht+aquaculture+company+celebrate+protocol/2753242/story.html

by NationTalk on April 2, 2010781 Views

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Chiefs study road network – The Chronicle Journal

Chiefs study road network

JIM KELLY
04/01/2010

The early closure of winter roads this year is having severe repercussions on remote First Nation communities, the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Winter Chiefs Assembly heard Wednesday.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=254363

by NationTalk on April 2, 20101003 Views

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Accountability: finding rays of hope – Regina Leader-Post

Accountability: finding rays of hope

The Leader-Post
April 1, 2010

The last thing Saskatchewan needed was news that the chief and four elected officials of the Mosquito First Nation had been charged with fraud and theft over $5,000 in connection with Treaty Land Entitlement funds.

http://www.leaderpost.com/life/Accountability+finding+rays+hope/2751853/story.html

by NationTalk on April 2, 2010734 Views

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BC court grants Ottawa extension to fix Indian Act discriminatory rules – The Canadian Press

B.C. court grants Ottawa extension to fix Indian Act discriminatory rules

(CP)

VANCOUVER, B.C. — A B.C. court has granted Ottawa more time to fix the federal Indian Act after ruling last year that it violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The B.C. Court of Appeal ruled in April 2009 that two sections of the act discriminate against aboriginal women who married non-aboriginal men and their children because of how it confers Indian status to the women’s grandchildren.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5gEDBDETcwcX7qhS-B4kN9JGYuSHw

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OPINION: Aboriginal Schools in Canada – The Way Forward – CityNews

OPINION: Aboriginal Schools in Canada – The Way Forward

2010/04/01 | Jennifer Dalton, Research Fellow at York University

Some consider Aboriginal schools to be a form of racial segregation. Quite apart from the overly simplistic application of “race” and “segregation” to Aboriginal Peoples in this context, this criticism does not adequately consider the underlying premise of such schools. While they are labelled “Aboriginal-only,” their purpose is far from exclusionary. Rather, their overarching objective is to repair the historical decimation of Aboriginal cultures and address past assimilationist policies aimed at “killing the ‘Indian’ in the child” through the Indian Residential Schools system.

http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/life/family/article/73607–opinion-aboriginal-schools-in-canada-the-way-forward

by NationTalk on April 2, 2010871 Views

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Canadian Mining Sector Partnerships with Aboriginals Create Enormous Benefits – republicofmining.com

Canadian Mining Sector Partnerships with Aboriginals Create Enormous Benefits

– by Marilyn Scales

Marilyn Scales is a field editor for the Canadian Mining Journal, Canada’s first mining publication. She is one of Canada’s most senior mining commentators.

A new wave of co-operation between Aboriginal peoples and the mineral industry can be felt across Canada. It is evidenced by the growing number of impact and benefit agreements that are created every month. Gone are most of the adversarial relationships between mining and Aboriginals in favour of participation and sharing.

http://www.republicofmining.com/2010/03/29/canadian-mining-sector-partnerships-with-aboriginals-create-enormous-benefits-by-marilyn-scales/#more-1044

by NationTalk on March 31, 2010578 Views

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NDP slams scrapping of aboriginal jobs program – StarPhoenix

NDP slams scrapping of aboriginal jobs program

By James Wood, The StarPhoenix
March 31, 2010

The NDP slammed the Saskatchewan Party government Tuesday for eliminating a program it said had a solid record in helping to bring aboriginal people into the workforce.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/slams+scrapping+aboriginal+jobs+program/2746525/story.html

by NationTalk on March 31, 2010602 Views

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Chief, officials facing charges – StarPhoenix

Chief, officials facing charges

Theft, fraud alleged after investigation into Mosquito funds

By Betty Ann Adam, The StarPhoenix
March 31, 2010

The chief and four other elected officials of the Mosquito First Nation have been charged with fraud and theft over $5,000 in connection with Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) trust funds.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Chief+officials+facing+charges/2746512/story.html

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Native group, university sign historic agreement – chief – Daily Gleaner

Native group, university sign historic agreement – chief

Published Wednesday March 31st, 2010

A memorandum of understanding between St. Thomas University and the National Centre for First Nations Governance is expected to create and enhance educational opportunities for aboriginal organizations and First Nations people.

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/1002162

by NationTalk on March 31, 2010451 Views

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First Nations University of Canada deadline day – Regina Leader-Post

First Nations University of Canada deadline day

Feds offer temporary funding to finish out the school year

By Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
March 31, 2010

Some federal funding will be made available to the First Nations University of Canada to help students finish their school year, the minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development said Tuesday.

http://www.leaderpost.com/First+Nations+University+Canada+deadline/2746372/story.html

by NationTalk on March 31, 2010510 Views

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Roles of Aboriginal women highlighted at social justice forum (Niagara This Week)

Roles of Aboriginal women highlighted at social justice forum

Melinda Cheevers
Mar 30, 2010

Community activism was front and centre at the Niagara Social Justice Forum at Brock University.

The free community event held March 20 was a day-long conference that focused on community organizations and the work they’re doing both locally and abroad, and the issues they’re faced with.

http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news/article/658233–roles-of-aboriginal-women-highlighted-at-social-justice-forum

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Aboriginal voters favour NDP: poll – Winnipeg Free Press

Aboriginal voters favour NDP: poll
Most surveys done before Doer quit

By: Mia Rabson
31/03/2010

OTTAWA — Aboriginal voters in Manitoba appear to be smitten with the NDP.

According to a Probe Research poll released to the Free Press on Tuesday, more than half of aboriginal voters in Manitoba would vote for the NDP provincially, and more than one-third would vote for the NDP federally.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/aboriginal-voters-favour-ndp-poll-89582512.html

by NationTalk on March 31, 2010668 Views

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Emergency debate on Aboriginal Healing Foundation – CBC.ca

Emergency debate on Aboriginal Healing Foundation

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MPs are scheduled to hold an emergency debate Tuesday evening in the House of Commons about funding cuts to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, according to Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/03/30/north-aboriginal-healing-foundation.html#ixzz0jlLQZKCq

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Federal gov’t to provide money to help students finish year at native university – Winnipeg Free Press

Federal gov’t to provide money to help students finish year at native university

By: Jennifer Graham, THE CANADIAN PRESS
30/03/2010

REGINA – Ottawa is putting up $3 million so students at a troubled aboriginal university can finish their school year, but students say it’s not enough to save their institution.

Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl said in a news release Tuesday that the federal government will invest money from the Indian Studies Support Program to a school that helps with programming for First Nations University students.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/federal-govt-to-provide-money-to-help-students-finish-year-at-native-university-89561327.html

by NationTalk on March 31, 2010562 Views

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Six women arrested at sit-in at Chuck Strahl’s office

Peaceful protesters are demanding reinstatement of funding to Aboriginal Health Foundation

by Members of Missing Justice

At 12:50pm on Monday, March 29th RCMP officers arrested six women who were peacefully refusing to leave Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl’s office until he pledged to restore funding to the Aboriginal Health Foundation. The sit-in began at 12:05pm.

“By cutting the funding to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and having us arrested for protesting these cuts, Harper is denying effective services to thousands of residential school survivors,” said Maya Rolbin-Ghanie, a member of the Montreal-based grassroots group Missing Justice.

http://www.mediacoop.ca/newsrelease/3155

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Hobbema confronted problem after shooting of 23-month-old – Edmonton Journal

Hobbema confronted problem after shooting of 23-month-old

By Darcy Henton, Edmonton Journal
March 30, 2010

The drive-by shooting of a toddler on the gang-plagued Samson Cree First Nation galvanized residents of the four aboriginal communities to try to stop the violence, but residents say there’s no easy answer to the problems they face.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/Hobbema+confronted+problem+after+shooting+month/2742563/story.html

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