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Road blockade down; First Nation meets with Manitoba gov’t – CBC

Road blockade down; First Nation meets with Manitoba gov’t

Last Updated: Monday, November 5, 2007 | 6:00 PM CT
CBC News

Representatives from Manitoba Conservation and the Hollow Water First Nation who had traded barbs for weeks over blockades near the reserve, had a more congenial meeting at the Manitoba legislature Monday.

Two days after removing barricades on roads near the reserve, Chief Ian Bushie travelled to Winnipeg to meet with Conservation Minister Stan Struthers.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/11/05/hollow-water.html

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First nation buys downtown building – Whitehorse Star

First nation buys downtown building

By Chuck Tobin

The Teslin Tlingit Council has purchased the Shoppers Plaza on Main Street and the Tutshi Building along Second Avenue, the first nation announced Friday afternoon.

Included in the real estate package along with the office and retail businesses is the vacant Second Avenue lot directly across from the Andrew Philipsen Law Centre and a vacant Lambert Street lot behind the former Whitehorse Esso station, which was recently demolished.

http://www.whitehorsestar.com/auth.php?r=49042

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Sewage problems assessed in spring by Health Canada – Daily Miner and News

Sewage problems assessed in spring by Health Canada

By Jon Thompson
Miner and News
Monday November 05, 2007

The Northwestern Health Unit survey released last week showing devastating septic conditions on the Mishkeegogamang First Nation was not the first of its kind. Health Canada and Indian Affairs assessed sewage conditions there in the spring.

In the last week of April, Indian Affairs met with the band leadership to discuss the results of Health Canada’s inspection of septic systems. At that meeting, the government offered to earmark funding to fix the 20 systems identified in most dire need by the band and asked for a long-term projection of infrastructural budgets. That report has still not been received.

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/News/351587.html

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First Nation residents complete economic training – Nova Scotia Business Journal

First Nation residents complete economic training

BY STAFF, TRANSCONTINENTAL MEDIA
The Nova Scotia Business Journal

Three Cape Breton members of the Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Developers Network have successfully completed a three-year professional certification training program. Jim Hepworth, Millbrook First Nation; David Nevin, Shubenacadie First Nation; and Deboarh Dykstra, Pictou Landing were among 20 people who finished the program.

http://www.novascotiabusinessjournal.com/index.cfm?sid=77585&sc=107

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Houses on Kayong property not for long – Winnipeg Sun

Houses on Kapyong property not for long

By PAUL TURENNE, SUN MEDIA

Military housing near Kenaston Boulevard is not likely to be there for too many more years, according to MP Vic Toews.

Last week, Toews, president of the Federal Treasury Board, approved an application from the Department of National Defence to transfer the 65-hectare site of the former Kapyong Barracks in Tuxedo to the federal Crown corporation that will ultimately sell it to either another government body or to a private developer.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Winnipeg/2007/11/05/4632601.html

by NationTalk on November 6, 2007682 Views

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Mi’kmaq Stories Unearthed -The Chronicle Herald

Mi’kmaq stories unearthed
Author-editor Peter Sanger, working with translator Elizabeth Paul and illustrator Alan Syliboy, brings to light a pair of texts — tales from the first nation’s distant past

By JODI DELONG
Sun. Nov 4 – 7:33 AM

“FINDING these two lost Mi’kmaq texts is the equivalent in our culture of finding a new play by Shakespeare.”

Peter Sanger has his listeners’ full attention as he speaks these words. We’re in a room of the Vaughn Library at Acadia University, where Gaspereau Press is launching its newest book. The Stone Canoe: Two Lost Mi’kmaq Texts is described as a story about two stories and their travels through the written record.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Books/976555.html

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Northwest BC Needs a Different Vision –

Northwest BC Needs a Different Vision

David MacKinnon : Nov 5.2007

Last month, the British Columbia government announced that it was going to support the development of a 287 kV transmission line north from Terrace to Bob Quinn on Highway 37. Premier Gordon Campbell promised that miners, energy developers and others would soon be able to rely on “clean, reliable power” to promote development. He neglected to say that the development that the power would promote would be anything but clean, and in fact would undermine his own pledge from only a few days before to implement an aggressive new climate action plan.

http://riverswithoutborders.org/blog/itn/2007/11/northwest-bc-needs-a-different-vision/

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Win natives’ trust: Miner -The Province

Win natives’ trust: Miner

The Province
Published: Sunday, November 04, 2007

“This sends a signal that is being watched, even globally, about the ability to develop mines in Canada,” Jepsen says.

Companies must accept that there are huge cultural differences between natives and non-natives — and enormous differences within the native community itself, Jepsen says.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/money/story.html?id=86590bd6-cb94-4f5c-b82b-9052c18fd319

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More needs to be done to improve conditions -The Leader-Post

More needs to be done to improve conditions

Doug Cuthand, Special to The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, November 05, 2007

Forgive me if I don’t join the chorus of praise for the Conservative government’s economic statement that called for tax cuts for the GST and corporate and personal income tax. There are more deficits in this country than the federal financial deficit and they need to be addressed.

In Canada we have an infrastructure deficit and a health-care deficit, and for First Nations we have both, plus a socio-economic deficit.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=007235ef-21be-4f5d-b815-a1da94542e0e&p=1

by NationTalk on November 6, 2007642 Views

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Early freeze shuts out North -Edmonton Journal

Early freeze shuts out North
Isolated communities wait for supplies to be airlifted after weather cuts short shipping season

Elise Stolte, Journal Staff Writer
Published: 11:57 am

HAY RIVER, N.W.T. – People in Fort Good Hope are rationing toilet paper.

Diesel fuel for home heating is also in short supply.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/story.html?id=d738b89f-3f66-4db5-bf07-c07973069888&k=8165

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Book Celebrates Métis Culture -The Leader-Post

Book celebrates Métis culture

Anne Kyle, Leader-Post
Published: Monday, November 05, 2007

The central character in Wilfred Burton’s children’s book the Fiddle Dancer, which he co-authored with Anne Patton, is based on his own childhood experiences growing up in a Métis family.

Their first book, which weaves a childhood story rich in Métis culture and language (Michif), has been shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Book Awards in three categories the 2007 First Book Award, 2007 Children’s Book Award and the Regina Book Award.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=236057ff-5205-4ca1-80ba-ef45602a15e2

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Strahl, Yukon leaders agree to further land claims talks -CBC

Strahl, Yukon leaders agree to further land claims talks

Last Updated: Monday, November 5, 2007 | 4:34 PM CT
CBC News

Yukon’s premier and top First Nation leader agreed Monday to more talks with Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl to address a lack of federal funding to implement land claims and self-government agreements in the territory.

Talking to reporters Monday afternoon, Premier Dennis Fentie and Grand Chief Andy Carvill of the Council of Yukon First Nations said they were pleased with the progress made during their morning meeting with Strahl in Whitehorse.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/05/yk-strahl.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on November 6, 2007673 Views

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B.C. land-claims decision could rock treaty process -Globe and Mail

B.C. land-claims decision could rock treaty process

JUSTINE HUNTER
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
November 5, 2007 at 5:37 AM EST

VICTORIA — Aboriginal leaders and government treaty-makers are bracing for a potential milestone land-claims decision expected as early as today from the B.C. Supreme Court.

The William case, launched 17 years ago, centres on claims from a small native band in an inaccessible area of the Cariboo Chilcotin, sparked by a dispute with the provincial government over logging.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071105.wbcnative05/BNStory/National/

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Nunavut foster family association in the works -CBC

Nunavut foster family association in the works

Last Updated: Monday, November 5, 2007 | 9:24 AM CT
CBC News

Nunavut’s health minister says she hopes setting up a territorial foster parents’ group will encourage more people to take in foster children.

Leona Aglukkaq said the government first wants to ensure that Nunavut’s three regions all have foster family associations before establishing a territory-wide network, which would recruit, train and support foster parents.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/05/nu-foster.html

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Double-team degrees -Globe and Mail

Double-team degrees

MARLENE HABIB
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
November 5, 2007 at 6:00 AM EST

As Kirsten Walker hits the books and the basketball court in Charlottetown, the teen basketball whiz is striving for a double slam dunk — to complete college while working toward her bachelor of arts.

Ms. Walker is enrolled this year in the sport and leisure-management program at Holland College, after which she’ll move to the University of Prince Edward Island, thanks to a joint degree-granting program between the two schools. For her, it was the most practical route to realizing her likely career goal — to become a teacher in sports and medicine.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071105.edu-collegemain-1105/BNStory/education/

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Big family on campus -Globe and Mail

Big family on campus

DIANNE RINEHART
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
November 5, 2007 at 6:00 AM EST

If you think orientation is a challenge for the average out-of-town student, consider the adjustment Joanie Brown and Andy Tugak faced when they moved to Winnipeg, population 633,451, from tiny Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, population 2,358, to attend Red River College — with eight kids in tow.

The family was turned away several times by landlords because of its size but eventually the college helped them find a place, says Ms. Brown, 38, who is completing Grade 12 in the Biindigen college-preparatory program at Red River with her spouse.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071105.edu-family-1105/BNStory/education/

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Gabriel Dumont Centre opens in La Ronge -The La Ronge Northerner

Gabriel Dumont Centre opens in La Ronge

The Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment Inc.(GDI T&E) opened an offi ce in La Ronge in December 2006; the office offers employment-related information and resources to Metis people living in the north.

The resource area includes job postings, jobrelated information, assistance with resumes, “Clients looking for work are able to access the Internet to do job search or do their resumes … our mandate is to work with the unemployed and under-employed,” said Cecile O’Neil, program co-ordinator, who works out of the Prince Albert office.

http://www.townoflaronge.ca/TheNortherner/Story.php?id=355

by NationTalk on November 4, 2007696 Views

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Human cost -CNews

Global warming’s human cost

By VIVIAN SONG, NATIONAL BUREAU
The Toronto Sun

YELLOWKNIFE — There is something melancholy in Bill Erasmus’ conversation.

It’s a sad reverence for the loss of all that’s familiar and dependable for the aboriginals — predictable animal behaviour, land and weather patterns.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/11/03/4627733-sun.html

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27.Harper accused of ‘assimilation’ agenda: AFN angry he met with rival group CAP after summer snub -Halifax Daily News

Harper accused of ‘assimilation’ agenda
AFN angry he met with rival group CAP after summer snub

MICHAEL TUTTON
The Canadian Press

Canada’s largest aboriginal group criticized Stephen Harper for attending a meeting of a rival organization yesterday, though the prime minister responded he’s merely seeking “common ground” with groups he can work with.

In a speech to about 200 delegates of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, the prime minister cited statistics that the majority of aboriginals now live in cities, and said his Conservative government will make their concerns a priority.

http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=77063&sc=89

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Killing the curse -The Province

Killing the curse
Natives determined not to miss the benefits of B.C.’s latest mining rush

Paul Luke, The Province
Published: Sunday, November 04, 2007

Canadian Indians were shafted by the Klondike gold rush 110 years ago and won’t let it happen again, Phil Fontaine says.

The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations told a Vancouver audience last week that Skookum Jim Mason and his cousin, Tagish Charlie, made the actual Klondike discovery of 1896.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/money/story.html?id=73b0707a-2886-4e17-8152-bdb37d1bf071&k=96040

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Woman charged with abduction was pregnant -Globe and Mail

Woman charged with abduction was pregnant

HAYLEY MICK AND PATRICK WHITE
From Saturday’s Globe and Mail
November 3, 2007 at 1:16 AM EST

The woman charged with abducting a one-day-old girl from a Sudbury hospital was nine months pregnant and due to give birth on Monday, a family member said.

“We think she must have had a miscarriage or lost it somehow, and it really screwed her up emotionally,” Dean Presseault, whose wife is the woman’s cousin, told The Globe and Mail.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071103.snatched03sb/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20071103.snatched03sb

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Hollow Water Blockades finally come down -CJOB News

Hollow Water Blockades finally come down

NOV 03 2007 08:40 PM

The month and a half old blockades on the Hollow Water First Nation have come down, for the most part.

The main barricades blocking a winter road and a main route in the area have been removed. However, CJOB has been told a small road block still exits near some undeveloped cottage lots. It’s believed the barrier is not affecting traffic.

http://www.cjob.com/news/news_xml.aspx?src=loc&rem=78609

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Premier makes an offer his ministers can’t refuse -Toronto Star

Shuffle lets McGuinty flex his muscle in front of wannabe successors

Nov 04, 2007 04:30 AM
Robert Benzie
Queen’s Park Bureau Chief

There can be only one boss in this family, only one premier.

Dalton McGuinty sent that message loud and clear Tuesday.

After conferring with his advisers, he shuffled his cabinet, ousting four ministers, promoting 10 backbenchers and, significantly, moving four of the seven people apparently jockeying to be his successor.

http://www.thestar.com/article/273368

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Something’s fishy here -The Province

Something’s fishy here
Native Treaty Process: Expert says bands that have no rights to Fraser salmon are getting them from the feds

Brian Lewis, The Province
Published: Sunday, November 04, 2007

If anyone knows the political undercurrents and back eddies that flow within salmon fishing on the lower Fraser River, it’s Ernie Crey.

He’s a member of the Cheam Indian Band, a policy advisor for the much larger Sto:lo Tribal Council and for many years has been an active participant in this fishery — both as a fisherman and as a senior advisor with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=a76f218b-9d5c-4c1b-bf89-18da40985648

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District’s aboriginal grad -Burnaby Now

District’s aboriginal grad rate low
Numbers improve but still lower than provincial average

Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now
Published: Saturday, November 03, 2007

Graduation rates for Burnaby students are higher than provincial averages in all but one category: aboriginal students.

That has trustees looking at ways to improve the system so aboriginal students stay in school.

http://www.canada.com/burnabynow/news/story.html?id=a1d857ba-695b-49c4-a09c-5bdc663c0a83&k=14513

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Documentary focuses on aboriginal youth -ChronicleHerald

Documentary focuses on aboriginal youth

Sat. Nov 3 – 8:39 AM

The documentary video First Voices: Stories from Aboriginal Youth in the North and South created by six youth from Atlantic Canada and Latin America will be screened Wednesday at 7 p.m., at the Weldon Law Building, Room 105, Dalhousie University.

This series of short stories was produced by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Entertainment/976349.html

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Book reflects on aboriginal servicewomen -The Chronicle Journal

Book reflects on aboriginal servicewomen

By CHEN CHEKKI
Saturday, November 3, 2007

Training in the Canadian army was not as hard for Marion Miller as looking after cattle and cutting wood on her First Nations reserve, she says in a new book.

The resident of Six Nations near Brantford, Ont., joined the army when she was 18 years old during the Second World War. She was courted to be an officer at first, but wanted to be a driver, she says in the book, “Invisible Women: WWII Aboriginal Servicewomen in Canada.”

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=73490

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Yellowbird, Bear dominate at Aboriginal Peoples Choice awards -CBC

Yellowbird, Bear dominate at Aboriginal Peoples Choice awards

Last Updated: Sunday, November 4, 2007 | 10:35 AM ET

Fast-rising Alberta country singer Shane Yellowbird tied with British Columbia singer-songwriter Cheryl Bear to win the most trophies at the second annual Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards in Winnipeg.

A Cree from Hobbema, Alta., Yellowbird captured best country CD for Life is Calling My Name, best music video for Pickup Truck and aboriginal entertainer of the year during the ceremony at the MTS Centre on Friday night.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/11/04/aboriginal-peoples-awards.html

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Landmark deal causing concern -Globe and Mail

B.C. LAND CLAIMS: THE TSAWWASSEN TREATY
Landmark deal causing concern
Native leaders worry about ‘me too’ clause

JUSTINE HUNTER
November 3, 2007

VICTORIA — It’s a little-known clause, hidden in a side agreement of the landmark Tsawwassen treaty, but a “me too” provision is creating friction among top aboriginal leaders in British Columbia.

To the Tsawwassen people, it provides assurance that if another aboriginal government negotiates a better deal on one particularly contentious aspect of their treaty, they can get a matching improvement.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071103.BCTREATY03/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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Business Almost as Usual in Hay River: Mayor, Minister -CBC

Business almost as usual in Hay River: mayor

Last Updated: Friday, November 2, 2007 | 2:42 PM CT
CBC News

The town of Hay River in the Northwest Territories will function as normally as it can without a municipal council, its mayor said after a court ruling this week removed all councillors from office.

Town services and programs will continue to run despite Wednesday’s N.W.T. Supreme Court ruling ordering a new council election because of irregularities in the October 2006 municipal vote, Mayor John Pollard told CBC News on Friday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/02/hayriver-council.html

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Nunavut begins work to preserve caribou -CBC

Nunavut begins work to preserve caribou

Last Updated: Friday, November 2, 2007 | 9:07 AM CT
CBC News

A new approach aimed at protecting Nunavut’s caribou herds is in the works, Nunavut Environment Minister Patterk Netser announced Thursday.

Netser said the government has begun work on developing the caribou management strategy in light of growing interest in mining and other industrial development in the territorial.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/02/nu-caribou.html

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Native Youth Table Agenda for the Future -Winnipeg Free Press

Native youth table agenda for the future
National conference wraps in city

Fri Nov 2 2007

CANADA’S aboriginal young people are calling for a universal vote in national elections of First Nations leaders, legal safeguards against exploitation of aboriginal cultures, a national First Nations History Month in Canada and treaty-protection guarantees in North America-Mexico trade agreements.

Those were just some of the recommendations that aboriginal youth from across Canada called for in Winnipeg at the end of a three-day conference Thursday.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/local/story/4069864p-4671486c.html

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Groups unite to fight sales of forest land -Times Colonist

Groups unite to fight sales of forest land
Ministry has a battle on its hands over tree-farm licence transfers

Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist
Published: Friday, November 02, 2007

Yells of approval from more than 350 people, crowded into S.J. Willis school auditorium last night, gave an ad hoc committee the go-ahead to fight a forests ministry decision to allow private lands to be pulled out of Vancouver Island tree farm licences.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=2131ed18-3321-4e0c-918f-19d14a1e45be

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Economic statement ignored First Nations’ needs -The StarPhoenix

Economic statement ignored First Nations’ needs

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, November 02, 2007

Forgive me if I don’t join the chorus of praise for the Conservative government’s economic statement that called for cuts to the GST and corporate and personal income taxes.

Despite the reported federal budget surplus, there are deficits in Canada that need to be addressed. We have an infrastructure deficit, a health-care deficit and, for First Nations, there’s also a socioeconomic deficit.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/sports/story.html?id=2fb3d9b6-7421-467a-83bb-9372de784741

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No Jail Time Given to First Nation Head -The Calgary Sun

No Jail Time Given to First Nation Head

UPDATED: 2007-11-02 02:32:18 MST

Diverting money from the Siksika Nation has landed a former senior administrator a conditional sentence of 18 months. Rick Running Rabbit of Siksika First Nation, convicted of fraud, was slapped with the penalty in Siksika provincial court yesterday.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2007/11/02/4625086-sun.html

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WAFF names noms (winnipegsun.com)

WAFF names noms

The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival’s jury has announced its first set of award nominees.

Bad Habits, The Colony, Osama Likes Frybread, and Seeking Bimaadiziiwin are up for best short; Fighting Cholitas, Kokum on the Move, Tarnz Story and Willaberta Jack for best short doc; Happiness, Turtleheart and Wabak for best experimental; Aboriginality, Crazy Ind’n, Maq and Taina-Kan for best animation; and Days Like These, The Devil and the Dancing Trolls, Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners and Maq for best new talent. WAFF runs Nov. 15 – 18

http://winnipegsun.com/Entertainment/Movies/2007/11/02/4624728-sun.html

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End occupation, Bryant told; Haldimand mayor says new aboriginal minister must act in Caledonia (The Brantford Expositor)

End occupation, Bryant told; Haldimand mayor says new aboriginal minister must act in Caledonia

Posted By Chinta Puxley
Posted 3 hours ago

Ontario’s newly appointed aboriginal affairs minister, Michael Bryant, is being pressured to kick Six Nations protesters off the disputed land they’ve occupied for almost two years in Caledonia and give hope to the town’s long-suffering residents.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=759791&auth=Chinta+Puxley

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Native leaders expect payments to draw financial predators – StarPhoenix

Native leaders expect payments to draw financial predators
Education campaign targets residential school abuse survivors

Kerry Benjoe, Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post
Published: Friday, November 02, 2007

REGINA — First Nations are being flooded with faxes and phone calls from salespeople seeking a cut of residential school settlement money that has recently started to flow to school survivors, Native leaders say.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=2afceec5-3cad-44d4-9a36-72179dcc10cf

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National conference wraps in city – Winnipeg Free Press

Native youth table agenda for the future
National conference wraps in city

Fri Nov 2 2007
By Alexandra Paul

CANADA’S aboriginal young people are calling for a universal vote in national elections of First Nations leaders, legal safeguards against exploitation of aboriginal cultures, a national First Nations History Month in Canada and treaty-protection guarantees in North America-Mexico trade agreements.

Those were just some of the recommendations that aboriginal youth from across Canada called for in Winnipeg at the end of a three-day conference Thursday.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/local/story/4069864p-4671486c.html

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First Nations to study ways to harvest wind – Regina Leader-Post

First Nations to study ways to harvest wind

Ciaran Dickson, The Leader-Post
Published: Friday, November 02, 2007

When it comes to the pursuit of wind energy development by First Nations, the sky is the limit.

Chiefs from George Gordon and Cowessess First Nations announced they have joined in a business partnership Thursday with eight other bands with the goal of creating more renewable energy sources in the province, namely wind energy.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/business_agriculture/story.html?id=93dc2397-93a0-4820-9421-4bb4c0a8ba19

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Band is owed millions for lost timber, court rules – Globe and Mail

Band is owed millions for lost timber, court rules
Crown sold Whitefish reserve’s forest rights for $316 in 1886, a breach of its fiduciary duty, judges say

KIRK MAKIN
From Friday’s Globe and Mail
November 2, 2007 at 5:06 AM EDT

An Ontario Indian reserve that saw its timber rights sold by the Crown for $316 in 1886 is entitled to millions of dollars in compensation, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.

The court said that the Whitefish band is entitled to compensation based on a realistic sale price and a fair assessment of what the proceeds would have grown to had they been prudently invested.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071102.wwhitefish02/BNStory/National/Ontario/

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Septic systems ‘bad news’ story for northern First Nation -Kenora Daily Miner

Septic systems ‘bad news’ story for northern First Nation

By Jon Thompson
Miner and News
Thursday November 01, 2007

The same team that discovered gross inadequacies in the Pikangikum water supply has released a health report showing pandemic conditions of sewage systems on the First Nation of Mishkeegogamang.

Twenty three per cent of septic fields in the entire community, which is approximately 250 kilometres north of Ignace on Highway 599, are inoperable where major breakout and pooling is occurring in leeching fields. The locations where the fields were installed were subject to freezing and flooding, a significant number of septic tanks were unable to break down solid waste, many were exposed where they should be covered by 30 to 60 centimeters of earth , and some tanks were missing lids, exposing raw sewage to the open air. Without digging up a single field to survey underground elements, the Northwestern Health Unit found a zero compliance rate.

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/News/350847.html

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High expectations for 2 Labrador cabinet ministers – CBC

High expectations for 2 Labrador cabinet ministers

Last Updated: Friday, November 2, 2007 | 8:52 AM NT
CBC News

Labrador residents will be keeping a close eye on the two regional ministers appointed this week to the provincial cabinet.

Premier Danny Williams tapped both John Hickey and Patty Pottle on Wednesday to serve in cabinet — a change from Williams’s first cabinet in 2003, when no one from Labrador made it to the cabinet table.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/11/02/labrador-cabinet.html

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What the Children’s Ministry did with $560000 – Times Colonist

What the Children’s Ministry did with $560,000

Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist
Published: Friday, November 02, 2007

– Oversaw a deluxe redesign of its executive offices and reception area at its downtown location — at a cost nearly three times the estimate.

– Hired a consultant for about $40,000 to make its boardroom more welcoming to First Nations. It now has a double-wide video-conferencing screen, and glass panels designed by a local artist.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=3e341b02-4bd1-4856-ae83-e83ad0b16b78

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Gangs, poverty among the issues – Regina Leader-Post

Gangs, poverty among the issues

Pamela Cowan, The Leader-Post
Published: Friday, November 02, 2007

Decent housing, gangs and poverty were some of the tough issues tackled by Regina Elphinstone-Centre candidates at a Thursday night forum.

NDP candidate Warren McCall, Ingrid Alesich, Green Party candidate, and Keitha Kennedy running for the Liberal Party squared off at an all-candidates forum organized by the North Central Community Association and the Indian Metis Christian Fellowship.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=a635e412-cc02-4255-9af2-8eae068a37e9

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Hiccup discovered in compensation -The Daily Graphic

Hiccup discovered in compensation

By Cynthia Münster
The Daily Graphic
Thursday November 01, 2007

LONG PLAIN FIRST NATION — As the dust settles and many residential school survivors start receiving their common experience payment (CEP), a hole in the system is starting to take shape.

Native women who got married and changed their name seem to be finding it more difficult than the rest of the survivors to receive their payment.

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/Top%20Stories/350838.html

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More water woes at Fishing Lake -CBC

More water woes at Fishing Lake

Last Updated: Thursday, November 1, 2007 | 2:24 PM CT
CBC News

There’s more controversy brewing at Fishing Lake in central Saskatchewan, where high water levels have caused headaches for people since the spring.

Construction crews have two weeks to complete flood control berms on Fishing Lake, near the town of Wadena, about 250 kilometres east of Saskatoon.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2007/11/01/fishing-lake.html?ref=rss

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Meeting of First Nations youth highlights importance of education, culture -Canadian Press

Meeting of First Nations youth highlights importance of education, culture

Thu Nov 1, 8:00 PM
By Tamara King, The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Education and culture emerged as two of the main themes at a national First Nations youth gathering that was billed as the first of its kind in a decade.

About 550 young people from across the country spent three days in Winnipeg at the National First Nations Youth Summit crafting a five-year action plan presented Thursday to Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/071101/national/first_nations_youth_conference_3

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Aboriginal youth speak out at conference -The Daily Graphic

Aboriginal youth speak out at conference

By Leah Kellar
The Daily Graphic
Thursday November 01, 2007

First Nations youth are speaking up.

Roughly 500 native young people voiced their desire for a stronger partnership and presence among community leaders at the third National Assembly of First Nation Youth Summit in Winnipeg yesterday.

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/Top%20Stories/350839.html

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Aboriginal Youth Conference wraps -CJOB

Aboriginal Youth Conference wraps

Aboriginal youth from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg want their leaders to start listening about the problems their facing.

A two-day national aboriginal youth conference focused on issues such as suicide, substance abuse, jobs, and culture has wrapped up.

http://www.cjob.com/news/index.aspx?src=loc&mc=local&rem=78451

by NationTalk on November 2, 2007857 Views

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