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Federal NDP leader says perseverance will be key to victory in Alberta (The Canadian Press)

Federal NDP leader says perseverance will be key to victory in Alberta

By Gwen Dambrofsky, The Canadian Press

EDMONTON – If at first you don’t succeed, run, run again.

Alberta has historically been somewhat infertile ground for the federal NDP, but leader Jack Layton is hoping that “perseverance and determination” will lead the party to improve on its one-seat standing in the next federal election.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090728/national/layton_alberta_1

by NationTalk on July 29, 2009667 Views

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Aboriginal veterans honoured (The Guardian)

Aboriginal veterans honoured

The Guardian

LENNOX ISLAND — Saint Anne Sunday on Lennox Island was a great success on the weekend, with fine weather and a large crowd on hand to see aboriginal veterans honoured, says Dr. John Joe Sark, Keptin of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council for the District of Epekwitk (P.E.I.).

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=273383&sc=98

by NationTalk on July 29, 2009678 Views

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Canada appeals EU seal ban to WTO (Canada.com)

Canada appeals EU seal ban to WTO

By Linda Nguyen and Meagan Fitzpatrick, Canwest News Service
July 27, 2009

OTTAWA — The federal government vowed Monday to appeal a European Union ban on the import of seal products, saying the move will not only hurt the livelihoods of the country’s aboriginal and coastal communities, but is also in direct violation of World Trade Organization guidelines.

http://www.canada.com/Canada+appeals+seal/1831179/story.html

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009652 Views

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Liberal critic says Métis rights need to be recognized (Daily Herald)

Liberal critic says Métis rights need to be recognized

LAURA KEIL
Saskatchewan News Network

The Metis people of Canada deserves recognition of their aboriginal treaty rights, says the federal Liberal party’s aboriginal affairs critic.

http://www.paherald.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=272776&sc=4

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009556 Views

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Tories launch native caucus (The Globe and Mail)

Tories launch native caucus

Monday, July 27, 2009
Bill Curry

The number of aboriginals sitting in the Conservative caucus is now up to six members and this Tuesday they will publicly launch a new Conservative Aboriginal Caucus.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/tories-launch-native-caucus/article1232583/

by NationTalk on July 27, 20091114 Views

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Lesson from the 1918 pandemic: Focus on treatment, not prevention – Globe and Mail

Lesson from the 1918 pandemic: Focus on treatment, not prevention
In preparing for a possible autumn wave of influenza, we should prepare our health-care infrastructure to meet a worst-case scenario

Mark Humphries
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
Last updated on Monday, Jul. 27, 2009

Swine flu has sparked fear worldwide and is likely to elicit outright panic this fall if, as most public-health experts expect, it launches a second attack. So, comparisons to the deadly 1918 influenza pandemic are inevitable

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/lesson-from-the-1918-pandemic-focus-on-treatment-not-prevention/article1230854/

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009497 Views

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New chief faces long, tough agenda – Toronto Star

New chief faces long, tough agenda
Atleo takes leadership of First Nations amid crises of poor health, poverty among natives

Jul 27, 2009
Richard J. Brennan
Ottawa Bureau

OTTAWA–Staggering poverty, unemployment and unresolved treaties are among the enormous challenges facing Shawn Atleo, the new national chief of the Assembly of the First Nations.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/672197

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009622 Views

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A brief look at Canada’s seal hunt – Canadian Press

A brief look at Canada’s seal hunt

(CP)

The European Union has voted to ban the importation of most seal products. A brief look at the industry in Canada:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5g6o6vAGiiMz50gIoCjpyT3qw0G5A

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009576 Views

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State of emergency faces First Nation as homes contaminated by sewage – Sault Star

State of emergency faces First Nation as homes contaminated by sewage
HEALTH: Lift station fails

Posted By CHELSEY ROMAIN, SUN MEDIA

Attawapiskat First Nation is facing a state of emergency after numerous homes were contanimated by sewage.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1673859

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009467 Views

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Stawamus Chief billboard plan draws opposition – CBC.ca

Stawamus Chief billboard plan draws opposition

Last Updated: Monday, July 27, 2009

A plan to put a billboard near the base of an iconic climbing destination on the Sea-to-Sky Highway north of Vancouver is upsetting Squamish, B.C., residents and environmentalists.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/07/27/bc-squamish-first-nation-stawamus-chief-billboard.html

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009579 Views

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First Nations fishery opens up in Yukon River – CBC.ca

First Nations fishery opens up in Yukon River
Restrictions could be lifted on other fisheries as well

Last Updated: Monday, July 27, 2009

A significant increase in the number of salmon in the Yukon River has enabled fisheries authorities to lift restrictions on the First Nations subsistence fishery, and raises the possibility the sport, commercial and domestic fisheries could be opened up as well.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/07/27/yukon-salmon.html

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009525 Views

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National Chief Atleo makes Sask. first stop – CBC.ca

National Chief Atleo makes Sask. first stop

Last Updated: Monday, July 27, 2009

Fresh from winning the post of Canada’s top First Nations leader, National Chief Shawn Atleo made his first visit the home province of the man he defeated.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2009/07/27/national-chief.html

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009542 Views

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This is sacred ground – thedailyobserver.ca

This is sacred ground

Posted By TINA PEPLINSKIE

PONTIAC COUNTY – A group trying to preserve the sacred value of Oiseau Rock is hoping that education and conservation efforts will help stop the accumulation of graffiti that has nearly destroyed 400-year-old Native pictographs.

http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1672596

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009693 Views

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Tales and teepees bring past alive – Calgary Herald

Tales and teepees bring past alive

By Lisa Monforton, Calgary Herald

The flames from the campfire glow in Clifford Cranebear’s eyes as he tells us the legends of the Blackfoot people. He tells of the days when they lived off the land in and above the river valley, the men following and hunting the revered buffalo, the women and children gathering the blood-red Saskatoon and bull berries in preparation for the long winter ahead.

http://www.canada.com/travel/Tales+teepees+bring+past+alive/938390/story.html

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009513 Views

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The marathon’s man – Winnipeg Free Press

The marathon’s man

West Coast chief elected to lead Assembly of First Nations after all-night war of attritionBy: Colleen Simard

25/07/2009
Winnipeg Free Press – PRINT EDITION

CALGARY — The long drive to Calgary was worth it. With Phil Fontaine gone, the Assembly of First Nations election promised to be memorable; and it was.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/columnists/the-marathons-man-51691667.html

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009557 Views

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The AFN looks to the future – Globe and Mail

The AFN looks to the future

From Saturday’s Globe and Mail
Last updated on Monday, Jul. 27, 2009

As national chief of the Assembly of First Nations for nine of the past 12 years, Phil Fontaine did much to help Canada’s on-reserve aboriginal population move beyond the historic injustices. The great appeal of Mr. Fontaine’s successor as national chief is that he promises to shift the AFN’s focus from the past to the future.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/the-afn-looks-to-the-future/article1231218/

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009691 Views

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Atleo’s tough first assignment: fixing native schools – Globe and Mail

Atleo’s tough first assignment: fixing native schools

Joe Freisen
From Saturday’s Globe and Mail
Last updated on Sunday, Jul. 26, 2009

The son of two PhDs and the first aboriginal chancellor of a B.C. university, newly elected national chief Shawn Atleo has a monumental challenge ahead if he is to fulfill his promise to address the disastrous state of native education.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/atleos-tough-first-assignment-fixing-native-schools/article1231137/

by NationTalk on July 27, 2009579 Views

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The new voice of Canada’s aboriginals – Globe and Mail

The new voice of Canada’s aboriginals

Katherine O’Neill
Calgary — From Friday’s Globe and Mail
Last updated on Friday, Jul. 24, 2009

Just after 2 a.m., some five ballots and 17 hours after voting began, Shawn Atleo and Perry Bellegarde ducked into the Alberta Room, in the basement of a Calgary conference centre.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/the-new-voice-of-canadas-aboriginals/article1229422/

by NationTalk on July 24, 2009736 Views

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Island band ‘walking on air’ over victory – Times Colonist

Island band ‘walking on air’ over victory

By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist
July 24, 2009

All through the long night of the election for the Assembly of First Nations national chief, band members in Ahousaht were sending prayers to Shawn Atleo on Facebook and giving each other updates on VHF radio.

http://www.timescolonist.com/life/Island+band+walking+over+victory/1823934/story.html

by NationTalk on July 24, 20091074 Views

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Nain votes to ban plastic bags – CBC

Nain votes to ban plastic bags

Last Updated: Friday, July 24, 2009

The community of Nain has become one of the first places in Newfoundland and Labrador to ban plastic shopping bags.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2009/07/24/nl-nain-bag-ban.html

by NationTalk on July 24, 2009703 Views

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Voting process a test of endurance – Clagary Herald

Voting process a test of endurance

By Jamie Komarnicki, Calgary Herald
July 23, 2009

At 7:30 a.m. Thursday, a weary Joe Lennard followed his candidate to the podium, his eyes watering with joy at the election of Shawn Atleo as new national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Voting+process+test+endurance/1822137/story.html

by NationTalk on July 24, 2009681 Views

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New First Nations Chief Atleo Drew Inspiration From Obama – Calgary Herald

New First Nations Chief Atleo Drew Inspiration From Obama

Calgary Herald

CALGARY – When Shawn A-in-chut Atleo was in Grade 12, he was certain he would become a chef, not a chief.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/First+Nations+chief+Atleo+drew+inspiration+from+Obama/1823679/story.html

by NationTalk on July 24, 2009678 Views

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B.C. Plan for Native Reconciliation Faces Rocky Future – Globe and Mail

B.C. Plan for Native Reconciliation Faces Rocky Future

Justine Hunter
Victoria — From Thursday’s Globe and Mail
Last updated on Thursday, Jul. 23, 2009

Premier Gordon Campbell says he is forging ahead with efforts to achieve reconciliation with aboriginal communities despite escalating demands from top native leaders that threaten to undo four years of often-intense negotiations toward a “new relationship.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/bc-plan-for-native-reconciliation-faces-rocky-future/article1227893/

by NationTalk on July 24, 2009608 Views

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Ottawa will weigh First Nations’ request for H1N1 priority – Calgary Herald

Ottawa will weigh First Nations’ request for H1N1 priority

By Michelle Lang, Calgary Herald
July 23, 2009

Government will consider risk factors facing native communities, including higher rates of underlying disease and crowded living conditions, when deciding who should be a priority for the H1N1 vaccine, a federal official said in Calgary on Wednesday

http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Ottawa+will+weigh+First+Nations+request+H1N1+priority/1819313/story.html

by NationTalk on July 24, 2009582 Views

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Burke Quits Environment Portfolio – Daily Gleaner

Burke Quits Environment Portfolio

Cabinet | Rick Miles to replace Burke

Published Friday July 24th, 2009

Former environment minister T.J. Burke breathed a sigh of relief after taking questions from reporters about his decision to leave the provincial cabinet and return to private practice.

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/rss/article/739050

by NationTalk on July 24, 2009612 Views

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Federal policies fuel spread of swine flu – CMAJ

Federal policies fuel spread of swine flu

July 23, 2009

Longstanding federal strategies and polices have exacerbated the rapid spread of Novel A(H1N1) influenza in remote First Nations communities, public health officials and aboriginal health experts charge.

http://www.cmaj.ca/earlyreleases/23july09_aboriginals.shtml

by NationTalk on July 24, 2009661 Views

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Toxins to be removed from former Arctic military site – CBC

Toxins to be removed from former Arctic military site

Last Updated: Thursday, July 23, 2009

Various toxic contaminants will be cleaned up from an abandoned American military site north of Clyde River, Nunavut, as part of a multi-year cleanup project by the Canadian government and local Inuit.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/07/23/cape-christian-cleanup.html

by NationTalk on July 24, 2009619 Views

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Canada’s largest native group picks new chief (Reuters)

Canada’s largest native group picks new chief

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A Pacific coast native leader who says improving education is key to solving the poverty and social ills of Canada’s Indians was picked on Thursday as chief of the country’s largest aboriginal group.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090723/canada/canada_us_natives_1

by NationTalk on July 23, 2009683 Views

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B.C.Union of Indian Chiefs reject aboriginal title offer (Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C.Union of Indian Chiefs reject aboriginal title offer

Published: July 23, 2009

B.C. aboriginal leaders have started working on their own proposed law to redefine their land and resource claims, having scrapped the provincial government’s offer to concede aboriginal title across the province.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_cariboo/williamslaketribune/news/51437762.html

by NationTalk on July 23, 2009954 Views

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Inquiry urged into missing aboriginal women – Calgary Herald

Inquiry urged into missing aboriginal women

By Michelle Lang, Calgary Herald; With files from Richard Cuthbertson, Calgary Herald

CALGARY – Native organizations are calling on Ottawa to launch an inquiry into missing aboriginal women, arguing there are hundreds–and possibly thousands–of murders and missing persons cases across Canada that have simply “gone cold.”

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Inquiry+urged+into+missing+aboriginal+women/1819317/story.html

by NationTalk on July 23, 2009688 Views

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First Nation could sell Days Inn – Daily Gleaner

First Nation could sell Days Inn

Strip mall in works? | Proceeds would fund economic projects

Published Thursday July 23rd, 2009
A1By SHAWN BERRY

The Oromocto First Nation may sell its Days Inn hotel and conference centre along the Trans-Canada Highway to leverage money to build a strip mall, a new band hall and a recreation hall for elders.

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/737821

by NationTalk on July 23, 2009814 Views

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Atleo elected new AFN chief – Globe and Mail

Atleo elected new AFN chief

Katherine O’Neill
Calgary — Globe and Mail Update
Last updated on Thursday, Jul. 23, 2009

Shawn Atleo has been elected as the new national chief of the Assembly of First Nations after an eighth ballot.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/atleo-elected-new-afn-chief/article1228417/

by NationTalk on July 23, 2009622 Views

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West Coast communities have deep local roots, new study finds – Canada.com

West Coast communities have deep local roots, new study finds

Special to Westerly News
July 23, 2009

A new study of Clayoquot Sound-Pacific Rim communities reveals First Nations are the most rooted residents within the region although the majority of people, regardless of native status, intend to reside here for the long term.

http://www.canada.com/West+Coast+communities+have+deep+local+roots+study+finds/1820340/story.html

by NationTalk on July 23, 2009567 Views

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Province commits funds for geothermal heating for Ty Histaniis – Canada.com

Province commits funds for geothermal heating for Ty Histaniis

By Sarah Douziech, Westerly News
July 23, 2009

The provincial government is helping fund a $3 million geothermal project that will provide heat and hot water in new buildings on the Tla-o-qui-aht’s Ty Histaniis reserve expansion.

http://www.canada.com/Province+commits+funds+geothermal+heating+Histaniis/1820336/story.html

by NationTalk on July 23, 2009594 Views

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ICAS procedures reflect poorly on profession

July 23, 2009

When it comes to professionals who range from physicians and nurses to lawyers and teachers, accountants to engineers and others, society has decided the public interest is best served by granting them the privilege of self-regulation.

by NationTalk on July 23, 2009469 Views

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Alberta, Canadian First Nations want flu vaccine priority – Calgary Herald

Alberta, Canadian First Nations want flu vaccine priority

Two-thirds of Alta. flu deaths are aboriginals

By Michelle Lang, Calgary Herald; With Files From Deborah Tetley, ; Calgary Herald
July 21, 2009

CALGARY – Some First Nations leaders argued Monday aboriginal people should be a top priority for swine flu immunization when a vaccine is ready, noting the new virus has already hit reserves around the country hard.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Natives+want+vaccine+priority/1811344/story.html

by NationTalk on July 21, 2009720 Views

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Prominent First Nations Lawyer Called to Bench – High River Times

Prominent First Nations lawyer called to bench

Posted By Evan Careen TIMES REPORTER

Provincial Court Judge Eugene Creighton has been involved in the justice system in one way or another since he was a young man.

http://www.highrivertimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1664419

by NationTalk on July 21, 2009687 Views

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Swine flu hits young aboriginal residents hard, expert says – CBC

Swine flu hits young aboriginal residents hard, expert says

Last Updated: Monday, July 20, 2009

Aboriginal communities have been harder hit by swine flu than others, and that may be because of the high percentage of young people, according to Audrey Lawrence, the director of the Aboriginal Nurses Association.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2009/07/20/aboriginal-flu.html

by NationTalk on July 21, 2009706 Views

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Sudbury MD earns rare honour (The Sudbury Star)

Sudbury MD earns rare honour

Posted By CAROL MULLIGAN, THE SUDBURY STAR

A Sudbury doctor named one of Ontario’s seven family physicians of the year hopes the honour highlights the importance — and satisfaction — of a career in family medicine.

http://thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1665376

by NationTalk on July 21, 2009579 Views

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Aboriginal community celebrates powwow 2009 (The Georgian)

Aboriginal community celebrates powwow 2009

BY CHRISTOPHER VAUGHAN
The Georgian

It was an opportunity for the aboriginal community to come together and celebrate their culture, heritage and spiritual beliefs.

http://www.thegeorgian.ca/index.cfm?sid=271035&sc=333

by NationTalk on July 21, 2009565 Views

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Canada’s aboriginals have a chance to switch direction – The Gazette (Montreal)

Canada’s aboriginals have a chance to switch direction
Election of new AFN chief could lead to open, accountable governments

JOSEPH QUESNEL, Freelance

Canada’s Assembly of First Nations, holding its annual meeting in Calgary this week, is at a crossroads, And let’s not kid ourselves: the AFN has an impact.

http://www2.canada.com/montrealgazette/features/viewpoints/story.html?id=b18a0ceb-fe6e-42fd-acc8-679dfb60eeff

by NationTalk on July 21, 2009730 Views

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Native nirvana? – Winnipeg Sun

Native nirvana?
Better lives for First Nations people start with good governance

By MINDELLE JACOBS
Last Updated: 21st July 2009

The crucial question looming over tomorrow’s Assembly of First Nations meeting is not who will be the next national chief but whether native lives will be substantially better in a decade.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/comment/columnists/mindelle_jacobs/2009/07/21/10203821-sun.html

by NationTalk on July 21, 2009686 Views

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Vote-buying scheme admitted – StarPhoenix

Vote-buying scheme admitted
Red Pheasant man pleads guilty to fraud in 2005 election

By Betty Ann Adam, The StarPhoenix
July 21, 2009

A member of the Red Pheasant First Nation has pleaded guilty to fraud in relation to a scheme to buy members’ mail-in ballots during the band’s 2005 election for chief and council.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Vote+buying+scheme+admitted/1811082/story.html

by NationTalk on July 21, 2009511 Views

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Tsawout First Nation in Central Saanich begin plans to replace … – Times Colonist

Tsawout First Nation in Central Saanich begin plans to replace razed longhouse

By Matthew Pearson, Times Colonist
July 21, 2009

Members of the Tsawout First Nation gathered yesterday to mourn the loss of the band’s longhouse and begin discussions about building a new one.

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Tsawout+First+Nation+Central+Saanich+begin+plans+replace+razed+longhouse/1811817/story.html

by NationTalk on July 21, 2009785 Views

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New Forestry Firefighters get Training in Duncan – Daily News

New Forestry Firefighters get Training in Duncan

The Daily News
July 20, 2009

Twenty-six candidates underwent wildfire suppression training in Duncan on Thursday and Friday as part of the province’s emergency firefighter training program.

http://www.canada.com/forestry+firefighters+training+Duncan/1808094/story.html

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009662 Views

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Friendship Flotilla Ready for Launch – Ottawa Citizen

Friendship Flotilla Ready for Launch

Growing annual event aims to bring together police, aboriginal youth

By Bruce Ward, The Ottawa Citizen
July 20, 2009

OTTAWA — Lynda Kitchikeesic was still fussing over last-minute details on the weekend, but the ninth annual Flotilla for Friendship figures to be what it always is — an annual marvel.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/travel/Friendship+flotilla+ready+launch/1807133/story.html

by NationTalk on July 20, 20091611 Views

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Showcasing Old Languages and Inventing New Ones – The Globe and Mail

Showcasing Old Languages and Inventing New Ones

The best works in an exhibit of Northwest Coast first-nations art either draw on historical cultural influences or inject contemporary objects and ideas into those traditions, writes Sarah Milroy

KLEINBURG, ONT. — From Monday’s Globe and Mail

Artistic influence can be a tricky thing. It can invigorate and challenge, provoking an artist to take a stand and be counted against the precedent of his or her forbearers. Or it can insinuate itself into an artist’s vocabulary, sapping independence and leaving a cloying residue of nostalgia.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/showcasing-old-languages-and-inventing-new-ones/article1224235/

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009602 Views

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Child Welfare’s New Champions – Telegraph-Journal

Child welfare’s new champions

Published Monday July 20th, 2009

One of the most basic Canadian values is the belief that children should be given every opportunity to grow. This precept has informed public policy in health care, education and social development, and it was at the root of the Equal Opportunity reforms introduced by New Brunswick premier Louis J. Robichaud.

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/733890

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009673 Views

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Solar T’Sou-ke Nation – The Green Muze

Solar T’Sou-ke Nation

The T’Sou-ke Nation on Vancouver Island, British Columbia has completed a 75-kilowatt solar power installation – the largest in B.C. to date. The project is called Sum-SHA-Thut, the Sencoten term for “sunshine”.

http://www.greenmuze.com/climate/energy/1315-tsou-ke-nation-solar-project-.html

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009554 Views

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‘We Have Been Denied our History’ – Chronicle Herald

‘We have been denied our history’
C.B. woman continues fight to have Acadian Mi’kmaq history recognized

By TERA CAMUS Cape Breton Bureau
Mon. Jul 20

MILL CREEK — She points to a modern day map of land of Boularderie Island that hugs the Bras d’Or River where her family once lived, and shakes her head, trying to make sense of its 300-year-old history.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1133255.html

by NationTalk on July 20, 2009501 Views

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