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Justice officials trying to protect vulnerable women – CTV

Justice officials trying to protect vulnerable women

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007628 Views

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Smitherman denounces Tory’s proposed health plan – CTV

Smitherman denounces Tory’s proposed health plan

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007692 Views

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Tory vows tougher penalties for occupations – Globe and Mail

Tory vows tougher penalties for occupations

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 24, 2007857 Views

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More roads cut off – Winnipeg Sun

More roads cut off
Province: Hollow Water opposition recent

By SHANNON VANRAES, SUN MEDIA

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

The roads lead to areas used for hunting and logging.

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

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007847 Views

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Locals say impact of blockades negligible – Canoe.ca

Locals say impact of blockades negligible

By SHANNON VANRAES
The Winnipeg Sun

Native blockade expands in Manitoba

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007722 Views

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

Traditional harvest brings hope for the future

By Lynda Hills
News Leader Pictorial
Sep 22 2007

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007833 Views

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

Gang Violence Among Expected Forum Topics

September 22, 2007

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007989 Views

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Caledonia couple sues OPP for Aboriginal protest -680 News

Caledonia couple sues OPP for Aboriginal protest

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007751 Views

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

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

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 23, 2007731 Views

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

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

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007660 Views

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Meeches is new chief of Swan Lake -CJOB

Meeches is new chief of Swan Lake

SEP 21 2007 12:20 AM

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

Brian McKinney finished third with 79 votes..

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 20071211 Views

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6 straight for Sayers in Garden River -The Sault Star

6 straight for Sayers in Garden River

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007690 Views

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

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

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007640 Views

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Mom: Why did my baby die -The Province

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

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007789 Views

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Group prepares forest industry charter -TB Television

Group prepares forest industry charter

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007695 Views

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Inuit oppose rules allowing trash in Arctic -CTV

Inuit oppose rules allowing trash in Arctic

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007759 Views

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Poverty fuelling rise in aboriginal gang activity: expert -CBC

Poverty fuelling rise in aboriginal gang activity: expert

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007763 Views

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Melting of Arctic sea ice shatters record -CBC

Melting of Arctic sea ice shatters record

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007655 Views

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Nunavut slashes Western Hudson Bay polar bear hunt -CBC

Nunavut slashes Western Hudson Bay polar bear hunt

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007668 Views

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

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

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007718 Views

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Japanese students visit Dakota Tipi – Portage Daily Graphic

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

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007822 Views

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Missing Manitoba Teen Could Be in Saskatchewan -Saskatoonhomepage.ca

Missing Manitoba Teen Could Be in Saskatchewan

Thursday, 20 September 2007

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 20071200 Views

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Gangs in Moose Jaw -Moose Jaw Times Herald

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

Gangs in Moose Jaw

LACEY SHEPPY
The Moose Jaw Times Herald

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

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

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

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

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

Arrested Caledonia Natives Not Suspected In Home Builder’s Beating

Thursday September 20, 2007
CityNews.ca Staff

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007723 Views

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Band conducts own study -Summerland Review

Band conducts own study

By John Arendt
Sep 20 2007

Gap analysis of proposed golf resort nearing completion

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007743 Views

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‘How can they ever compensate? -Sudbury Star

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

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

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

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

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

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007693 Views

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Amnesty International calls for end to logging in Grassy Narrows -Globe & Mail

Amnesty International calls for end to logging in Grassy Narrows

The Canadian Press
September 20, 2007 at 1:15 PM EDT

TORONTO — Amnesty International says the Grassy Narrows First Nation in northern Ontario has suffered repeated human-rights violations and is calling on the province to respect a proposed moratorium on logging.

In a report released Thursday, the organization argues the province failed to carry out meaningful consultation before licensing large-scale logging activities.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070920.wgrassynarrows0920/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20070920.wgrassynarrows0920

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LRMP jurisdictional, recreational issues raised -Whistler Question

LRMP jurisdictional, recreational issues raised
Indigenous group challenges B.C.’s authority; motor users say Sea to Sky plan ‘devastating’

By Reporter David Burke
Dburke@whistlerquestion.com

Indigenous people from the Mount Currie/D’Arcy area last week challenged the provincial government’s authority to make land-use decisions at an open house for the Sea to Sky Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP).

Proponents of motorized recreation in the corridor, meanwhile, said the needs of their sector have been largely overlooked in the latest draft of the plan, with one avid snowmobiler calling the plan “devastating” to the area’s many motorized recreational users.

http://www.whistlerquestion.com/madison/WQuestion.nsf/WQnews/D5FC11FFB000CC098825735C006CC3D9?OpenDocument

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007673 Views

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Police seek 3 suspects in Caledonia assault -Toronto Star

Sep 20, 2007 05:44 PM
THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALEDONIA, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police issued arrest warrants Thursday for three suspects in an assault at an aboriginal protest site in Caledonia, Ont., that left a man with serious injuries.

Richard Smoke, 18, Byron Powless, 18, and a 15-year-old boy are being sought on charges of assault and break and enter.

http://www.thestar.com/article/258842

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007702 Views

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Supreme Court rejects Yukon First Nation’s appeal -CBC

Supreme Court rejects Yukon First Nation’s appeal

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2007 | 3:54 PM CT
CBC News

Canada’s highest court dismissed on Thursday a Yukon First Nation’s appeal for a hearing, ending its court battle with the territorial government to outlaw mining in Tombstone Park.

The Tr’ondek Hwech’in Han Nation in Dawson City, Yukon, took its case to the Supreme Court of Canada after the Yukon Supreme Court and Court of Appeal ruled against it in previous appeals.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/20/yk-trondek.html

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007861 Views

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Territories prepare for residential school money -CBC

Territories prepare for residential school money

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2007 | 12:11 PM CT
CBC News

Northern communities are bracing for an influx of cash expected as the Canadian government begins paying compensation to former residential school students.

“The communities are not ready to deal with this money,” said Suzeh Tsetso, who toured Northwest Territories communities this summer as part of an information campaign on the settlement agreement.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/20/north-compensation.html

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007657 Views

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FNUniv to Host Business Gala -The Leader-Post

FNUniv to host business gala

Stefan Schussler, Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

Budding aboriginal entrepreneurs from across Canada will be convening in Regina for the eighth annual E-Spirit Aboriginal Youth Business Plan competition.

The First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) will host the E-Spirit Awards conference from May 12 to 14, 2008.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/business_agriculture/story.html?id=0bcd5e1a-6301-42f3-9a92-b9e0d6c2a802

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Inuit fare yields to nutritionist’s nightmare -The Gazette

Inuit fare yields to nutritionist’s nightmare

PEGGY CURRAN, The Gazette
Published: 15 hours ago

The Inuit Health Survey, headed by a McGill University epidemiologist, uses the Amundsen icebreaker as a floating medical centre. Part 6 of our seven-day series, On Thin Ice.

On a Saturday afternoon in summer, the foothills that frame this Inuit village on Quebec’s northernmost coast are dotted with white tufts of Arctic cotton, the purple-pink of dwarf fireweed, crowberries and liverwort and yellow oxytrope. With its beach glass and fossil-crusted stones, the shoreline would be picturesque, too, if it weren’t littered with broken bicycles, Pepsi cans, Gobstopper wrappers and potato chip bags.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=229218f1-f76b-4148-89c2-a8a97a961b46

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Inuit group looks into alleged sled-dog slaughter -Globe and Mail

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Inuit group looks into alleged sled-dog slaughter

BOB WEBER
The Canadian Press
September 20, 2007

An Inuit group is investigating for itself a long-standing accusation that RCMP officers slaughtered sled dogs in the 1950s and 1960s to force the animals’ owners to give up their traditional lifestyle.

“Once the truth commission has completed their work, [we’ll] have a clearer picture of what actually happened,” Terry Audla of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association said yesterday.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070920.DOG20/TPStory/National

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Membertou expands borders -Chronicle Herald

Membertou expands borders
Native community buys 10 hectares from CBRM for business venture

By TERA CAMUS Cape Breton Bureau | 4:42 AM

SYDNEY — Membertou suffered mild growing pains Tuesday night, but they could eventually mean more jobs.

Cape Breton Regional Municipality voted 15-2 to sell 10 hectares of prime real estate between Alexandra Street and Rotary Drive to the First Nation community for its appraised value of $150,000 to $200,000.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/897544.html

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Tribal council brings gov’t into casino legal fight -StarPhoenix

Tribal council brings gov’t into casino legal fight

Betty Ann Adam, The StarPhoenix
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Battlefords Tribal Council (BTC) is suing the government of Saskatchewan in an ongoing battle with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) over control of gaming at the Gold Eagle Casino.

The BTC last week filed suit against the FSIN and its chief, Lawrence Joseph, for allowing a new tribal council to take over its role as host tribal council of the Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=bf91a477-ee41-4ca0-ae6a-24023c828655

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Why Ottawa must back pipeline – Financial Post

Why Ottawa must back pipeline
Time to put money where sovereignty mouth is

Diane Francis, Financial Post
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

In a world of predators and state-owned energy giants, Canada cannot just leave everything up to market forces.

Take Hibernia or Syncrude, for instance. Both projects would never have happened if they hadn’t been backstopped by Ottawa and provincial governments.

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=d5f4d37d-41ec-428d-b0b5-a9c2fef945fe

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Arrests made at Caledonia protest site (CBC)

Charges laid against Caledonia protesters

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2007 | 11:42 AM ET
CBC News

Nine people have been charged with assaulting a police officer, mischief and trespassing after being arrested Wednesday at the site of an aboriginal protest in Caledonia.

The protesters were arrested at a housing development a few kilometres away from the original site occupied by Six Nations protesters nearly two years ago. It is the same location where there was a violent confrontation last week.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2007/09/20/caledonia-arrests.html?ref=rss

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Officers remain on-site in Caledonia – 680 News

Officers remain on-site in Caledonia

Thursday, September 20, 2007 – 08:21 AM
By: Katie Simpson

Caledonia – Police say it will take some time today to process and possibly charge the nine aboriginal protesters they arrested at a housing development in Caledonia.

The Stirling Street housing development was where a man was attacked and beaten by a group of native protesters last week. Six Nations protesters have been occupying the site, claiming the land is theirs.

http://www.680news.com/news/local/article.jsp?content=20070920_082126_4740

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HIV testing is a start – Winnipeg Free Press

HIV testing is a start

Thu Sep 20 2007

MANITOBA has stepped, long over due, into the modern age of fighting AIDS and HIV. For years the province has bucked the national trend as infections here rose by more than 60 per cent by 2005. On Wednesday, Healthy Living Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced anonymous and rapid tests for HIV will be established in Winnipeg and Brandon. The minister cannot stop there.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4042020p-4650665c.html

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Chief says jobs are key – Regina Leader-Post

Chief says jobs are key

Anne Kyle, The Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

The civic leaders of Canada’s capital cities were told Wednesday that aboriginal people want the same thing as their non-aboriginal counterparts — jobs.

Chief Clarence Louie told delegates attending the Canadian Capital Cities Organization conference in Regina that promoting a culture of dependence on social assistance is not the answer if civic leaders want to help aboriginal people become successfully integrated in their cities politically, economically and culturally.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=4dbee993-1e08-43a1-87db-bb44426d3350

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Hail to the Chief – Regina Leader-Post

Hail to the Chief
Police Chief Cal Johnston will leave on a high after reducing crime in Regina and building community relationships.

The Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

When Cal Johnston came “home” to Regina from Calgary nine years ago to become its police chief, he faced some daunting challenges.

The city was at or near the top of every major crime table, from murders to auto theft, the force had 38 fewer officers than a decade earlier and many of its members were unhappy an “outsider” — although born and raised here — had been chosen to lead them.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=fd33515e-7a4d-45fd-953e-a24a2fbbe6b5

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Native officer’s sacrifice unearthed – Times Colonist

Native officer’s sacrifice unearthed

Jack Knox, Times Colonist
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

They just carved seven more names into the peace officers’ memorial on the legislature lawn.

Were it not for Const. Jonathan Sheldan’s tenacity, it would have been six — and the identity, and sacrifice, of the first aboriginal policeman to die in B.C., and possibly in all of Canada, would never have been known.

It was in 2002, while reading a book on the Royal Navy’s role on the West Coast, that Sheldan stumbled across a passing reference to the 19th-century murder of a native constable.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=5a13d4d4-3931-47eb-93d0-08543f17d129

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First Nation reclaims traditional Nanaimo land – Times Colonist

First Nation reclaims traditional Nanaimo land

Robert Barron, CanWest News Service
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

NANAIMO — A small chunk of land in downtown Nanaimo that was once part of a native village was transferred yesterday to a local First Nation.

The Nanaimo Port Authority and the City of Nanaimo handed the land — less than an acre and part of what’s known as the foundry site next to Maffeo-Sutton Park — over to the Snuneymuxw First Nation.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=dcdc7f23-336b-4c73-bae2-3fb66bed07a3

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Crash course in cash – Canada.com

Crash course in cash
Workshops are helping survivors handle their pay outs

Kerry Benjoe, The Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

While residential school survivors have been patiently waiting for the release of the Common Experience Payment forms, the Cowessess First Nation has been actively preparing for a four-day counselling workshop.

On Wednesday, residential school survivors were able to start applying for their share of the $1.9-billion settlement. Today through Saturday, the Provincial Traditional Healing Gathering is to be held at the old RCMP firing range near the Paul Dojack Youth Centre.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/story.html?id=b005cb99-53d5-425d-bb37-994dc173353b&k=47675

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FSIN to now get bigger share of profits – Regina Leader-Post

FSIN to now get bigger share of profits

Jill Smith, Saskatchewan News Network
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

SASKATOON — Changes to an agreement with the province mean the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations will now receive half of all revenue from the province’s native-run casinos.

Amendments to the gaming framework agreement between the NDP provincial government and FSIN announced Wednesday raise the stakes for Saskatchewan’s First Nations from the previous take of 37.5 per cent.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=63a5b207-6a9c-4b1c-b0b4-03c22c4b25bd

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Native community buys 10 hectares from CBRM for business venture – ChronicleHerald.ca

Membertou expands borders
Native community buys 10 hectares from CBRM for business venture

By TERA CAMUS Cape Breton Bureau | 4:42 AM

SYDNEY — Membertou suffered mild growing pains Tuesday night, but they could eventually mean more jobs.

Cape Breton Regional Municipality voted 15-2 to sell 10 hectares of prime real estate between Alexandra Street and Rotary Drive to the First Nation community for its appraised value of $150,000 to $200,000.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/897544.html

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Guardian Angels look into Brandon – StarPhoenix

Guardian Angels look into Brandon

CanWest News Service
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

BRANDON, Man. (CNS) — The Guardian Angels could soon be fighting crime in Brandon, Man.

Guardian Angels founder and president Curtis Sliwa plans to send a delegation to Brandon to discuss setting up a chapter of the controversial crime-fighting group.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/national/story.html?id=f1401c74-e37d-47ca-a475-b9be1f2585b1

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Residential school survivors can now apply for cash – CTV.ca

Residential school survivors can now apply for cash

Updated Wed. Sep. 19 2007 6:38 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

Aboriginal students who suffered through residential schools can now officially apply for financial compensation under a $2-billion government plan.

Many people have already received a cheque in the mail, Chuck Strahl, the Indian Affairs Minister, said Wednesday at a Winnipeg news conference, launching the payment process. For those who haven’t yet, application forms are readily available at government offices where staff are also on hand to help.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070919/residential_school_070919/20070919?hub=CTVNewsAt11

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Racist overtones surround residential school payments: National Chief -The Amherst Daily

Racist overtones surround residential school payments: National Chief

TAMARA KING
THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG — Survivors of abuse at Indian residential schools are still facing racism even as they start to apply for compensation promised by the government, Canada’s top aboriginal leader said Wednesday.

Phil Fontaine, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said he has sensed a ‘‘tune of racism’’ in some of the speculation about how survivors will spend their settlements.

http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=63795&sc=58

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007871 Views

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