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Art Seller Accuses ‘Monster’ Olympics of Stealing First Nation Brand – Vancouver Province

Art seller accuses ‘monster’ Olympics of stealing First Nation brand

By Damian Inwood, Vancouver Province
December 20, 2009

VANCOUVER — The First Nations owner of a B.C. art seller says Vancouver 2010 has “stolen” the authentic aboriginal product brand and put it on items made in China.

by NationTalk on December 21, 2009780 Views

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The Future of the Residential School Commission – Globe and Mail

Q & A
The future of the residential school commission

Joe Friesen
Last updated on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009

After a year lost to infighting, the residential schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission is up and running again under its new chair, Manitoba Judge Murray Sinclair.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/the-future-of-the-residential-school-commission/article1406997/

by NationTalk on December 21, 2009770 Views

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Government Reaches Deal with First Nations – Vancouver Sun

Government reaches deal with first nations

Third agreement since mid-December brings to 10 the number of successful accords between province and native communities

By Jonathan Fowlie and Kim Pemberton, Vancouver Sun
December 20, 2009

The provincial government signed another economic agreement last week with a group of first nations people, bringing the total number of deals reached since Dec. 10 to three.

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Government+reaches+deal+with+first+nations/2365336/story.html

by NationTalk on December 21, 2009610 Views

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Catholic Schools to Track Progress of Aboriginal Kids – Star Phoenix

Catholic schools to track progress of aboriginal kids
Information will help target school services to aid students

By Janet French, The StarPhoenix
December 21, 2009

Saskatoon’s Catholic school division is going to keep closer tabs on its aboriginal students.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Catholic+schools+track+progress+aboriginal+kids/2366217/story.html

by NationTalk on December 21, 2009560 Views

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Ottawa Sued Over Mould on First Nation Reserve – National Post

Ottawa Sued Over Mould on First Nation Reserve

Class action alleges First Nation reserve relocated to a swamp

Tom Blackwell, National Post
Published: Monday, December 21, 2009

When the Long Lake First Nation discovered potentially dangerous mould throughout homes on its remote reserve in 2001, leaders took drastic action. The northern Ontario community was evacuated, a state of emergency declared and a roadblock set up on the Trans-Canada Highway to draw attention to the situation.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=2365994

by NationTalk on December 21, 2009631 Views

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More Consultations Planned for New Ontario Mining Act – Northern News

More consultations planned for new Ontario Mining Act

Posted By RICK OWEN, NORTHERN NEWS

– The provincial government will be entering a new phase of consultation concerning the new Mining Act.

The next round of consultation starting in January will focus on the regulations in the new Mining Act.

http://www.northernnews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2230410

by NationTalk on December 21, 2009590 Views

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Aboriginal Housing Action Plan Proposed – Chronicle Herald

Aboriginal Housing Action Plan Proposed

BRYAN MEADOWS
12/21/2009

The federal government has to get serious about developing a national Aboriginal housing policy to help combat poverty, says the National Aboriginal Housing Association.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=231732

by NationTalk on December 21, 2009759 Views

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U of A helps deliver better prenatal care in Canada’s Arctic – UofA

U of A helps deliver better prenatal care in Canada’s Arctic

By Carmen Leibel

December 17, 2009 – (Edmonton) Beverly O’Brien is helping to improve the birthing experience in Nunavut.

http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/article.cfm?id=10685

by NationTalk on December 21, 2009791 Views

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Gambler sentenced for defrauding band – theobserver.ca

Gambler sentenced for defrauding band

A former band administrator who defrauded the Aamjiwnaang First Nation of $250,000 will spend the next two years under house arrest.

Reynold Williams, 56, was sentenced Wednesday, avoiding a three-year prison term recommended by the Crown.

http://www.theobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2224906&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

by NationTalk on December 18, 2009976 Views

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Aboriginal Youth tourney set for March – Williams Lake Tribune

Aboriginal Youth tourney set for March

By Greg Sabatino – Williams Lake Tribune
Published: December 17, 2009

This year’s Third Annual Central British Columbia Aboriginal Youth Hockey Tournament is shaping up to be the best yet.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_cariboo/williamslaketribune/sports/79482242.html

by NationTalk on December 17, 2009570 Views

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Canada’s youth experience job struggles, lower quality of life: report – Vancouver Sun

Canada’s youth experience job struggles, lower quality of life: report

By Allison Cross, Canwest News Service
December 17, 2009

Canada’s young people are struggling to finish school, earn decent wages and gain independence, and are among a group of Canadians lagging behind as the rest of the population sees progress, says a new report on the quality of life of Canadians.

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Canada+youth+experience+struggles+lower+quality+life+report/2351615/story.html

by NationTalk on December 17, 2009534 Views

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Project needs aboriginal support – Williams Lake Tribune

Project needs aboriginal support

Editor:

Re: Dec. 15/09 article on page A3, “Taseko Mines raises concern against review panelist.”

I am amazed at the arrogance of Taseko Mines. According to this article they want to dump one of the federal environmental review panel members, Nalaine Morin, because she holds the view that resource projects, like the giant Prosperity mining development project proposed for the Nemiah Valley area of the Chilcotin, not go ahead without the support of the affected aboriginal community.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_cariboo/williamslaketribune/opinion/letters/79482337.html

by NationTalk on December 17, 2009604 Views

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Healing programs threatened – Winnipeg Sun

Healing programs threatened

By PAUL TURENNE, WINNIPEG SUN
Last Updated: 17th December 2009

Residential school survivors could be left out in the cold if the federal government does not extend its financial support for healing programs beyond the March 2010 deadline, says a group of people fighting to continue the funding.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/winnipeg/2009/12/17/12185576-sun.html

by NationTalk on December 17, 2009683 Views

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Haida to sell forest preservation as carbon offset – CBC.ca

Haida to sell forest preservation as carbon offset

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2009

B.C.’s Haida First Nation plans to make the most out of the fight against climate change by setting aside one quarter its forested land mass in the hope of attracting millions of dollars in the growing carbon trading market.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/12/15/bc-haida-gwaii-carbon-offsets.html

by NationTalk on December 16, 2009824 Views

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First Nation, justice minister to discuss RCMP shooting – CBC.ca

First Nation, justice minister to discuss RCMP shooting

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nova Scotia’s justice minister is expected to meet with the First Nation calling for an inquiry into the shooting death of a member by an RCMP officer.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2009/12/16/ns-wagmatcook-justice-inquiry.html

by NationTalk on December 16, 2009576 Views

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Ottawa announces $3.2M for First Nations housing – Times and Transcript

Ottawa announces $3.2M for First Nations housing
Elsipogtog chief welcomes help for communities like his

Published Wednesday December 16th, 2009

ELSIPOGTOG – Miramichi Conservative MP Tilly O’Neill Gordon was in Elsipogtog First Nation yesterday to announce funding for housing on New Brunswick reserves.

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/news/article/891565

by NationTalk on December 16, 2009573 Views

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Incinerator eyed for TFN reserve – Delta-Optimist

Incinerator eyed for TFN reserve
Tsawwassen band has been approached by Vancouver Canucks owner to build waste-to-energy facility

Sandor Gyarmati, The Delta Optimist
Published: Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The owner of the Vancouver Canucks is eyeing the chance to build a garbage incinerator on Tsawwassen First Nation land.

http://www2.canada.com/deltaoptimist/news/story.html?id=084cd0e3-c726-4f31-be70-2b950cd17bb6

by NationTalk on December 16, 2009674 Views

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Climate change politics threaten unity in Canada – StarPhoenix

Climate change politics threaten unity in Canada

The StarPhoenix
December 16, 2009

Listening to the hysterics emanating from Copenhagen these days, one could easily conclude that it will not be the tiny Maldives that will become the first nation to be submerged in the waves of global warming.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Climate+change+politics+threaten+unity+Canada/2346031/story.html

by NationTalk on December 16, 2009622 Views

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$50M lotto winner plays Santa – CBC.ca

$50M lotto winner plays Santa
Manitoba man gives spur of the moment goalie pads gift to teen

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A small-town Manitoba ringette player was given a big-time Christmas present thanks to a chance encounter with one of the province’s newest multimillionaires.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2009/12/15/man-lottery-generous-fontaine-lotto-max.html

by NationTalk on December 16, 2009816 Views

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Doc Walker to headline Olympic celebration in Portage (Herald-Leader)

Doc Walker to headline Olympic celebration in Portage

Posted By Rob Swystun, The Daily Graphic

The entertainment for the celebration of the Olympic Torch Relay in Portage la Prairie has been set.

Country heavyweights Doc Walker will headline a show that also includes local hiphop group Street Certified, French musicians Les Girlz, the Ecole Crescentview School choir singing O Canada…

http://www.cpheraldleader.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2224279&

by NationTalk on December 16, 2009533 Views

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Savage Island renamed after deemed inappropriate (CBC)

Savage Island renamed after deemed inappropriate

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The New Brunswick government has changed the name of an island in the St. John River that was considered inappropriate and discriminatory.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2009/12/16/nb-savage-island-renamed-846.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on December 16, 2009623 Views

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Green power to the people (Toronto Star)

Green power to the peoplePlan to boost renewable projects at the local level has beaten all expectations since its October launch

Published On Wed Dec 16 2009

Green power entrepreneurialism in Ontario is bursting out of the gates. A program designed to get more solar panels on rooftops and wind turbines in the ground has surpassed all expectations since its Oct. 1 launch, the Star has learned.

http://www.thestar.com/business/article/739319–green-power-to-the-people

by NationTalk on December 16, 2009506 Views

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Partners aim to reopen Longlac mills (The Chronicle-Journal)

Partners aim to reopen Longlac mills

CARL CLUTCHEY
12/16/2009

Another partnership between a Northwestern Ontario municipality and a First Nation has resulted in new ownership at a dormant forestry plant.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=230723

by NationTalk on December 16, 2009655 Views

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Membertou lauded for business skills – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Membertou lauded for business skills

By VINCENZO RAVINA
Wed. Dec 16

Membertou Corporate Division is just one example of growing and thriving aboriginal businesses in Canada.

A new research report from the Conference Board of Canada profiled 10 aboriginal businesses across Canada, including Membertou, which has offices in downtown Halifax.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Business/1157880.html

by NationTalk on December 16, 2009534 Views

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Aboriginal leader joins Copenhagen protests – Prince George Citizen

Aboriginal leader joins Copenhagen protests

Written by Frank Peebles
Citizen staff
Monday, 14 December 2009

Canadian indigenous cultures are feeling profound and direct effects of climate change already. It is not just a concept for future consideration, said Terry Teegee, an aboriginal leader who is in Copenhagen for the international conference exploring humanity’s effects on the environment.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20091214999920825/local/news/aboriginal-leader-joins-copenhagen-protests.html

by NationTalk on December 16, 2009612 Views

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National Aboriginal Achievement awards to be handed out in Regina – Regina Leader-Post

National Aboriginal Achievement awards to be handed out in Regina

By Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
December 15, 2009

REGINA — A Saskatchewan lawyer, a 96-year-old master canoe craftsman and a 21-year-old Yale University graduate are among the 14 aboriginals who will be honoured in March at this year’s National Aboriginal Achievement awards.

http://www.leaderpost.com/news/National+Aboriginal+Achievement+awards+handed+Regina/2345008/story.html

by NationTalk on December 16, 2009561 Views

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Deal ends First Nation protest over hydro dams – CBC.ca

Deal ends First Nation protest over hydro dams

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The New Brunswick government and Tobique First Nation signed a five-year, $2.5-million deal on Monday, ending years of frustration and protest over the impact two hydro dams have had on the western community.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2009/12/15/nb-tobique-hydro-dam-deal-622.html

by NationTalk on December 15, 2009510 Views

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Schools of their own – Ottawa Citizen

Schools of their own

The Ottawa Citizen
December 15, 2009

There’s no avoiding it: the legacy of the residential school system hangs darkly over any discussion of aboriginal education in Canada.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Schools+their/2341115/story.html

by NationTalk on December 15, 2009552 Views

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Hiring rules for native people called discriminatory – CBC.ca

Hiring rules for native people called discriminatory

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The federal government is changing its policy for aboriginal people who apply for jobs with the public service, and one prominent member of the public service union is calling the new policy discriminatory.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2009/12/15/aboriginal-hiring.html

by NationTalk on December 15, 2009565 Views

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New station on air with aboriginal hip-hop – Canoe.ca

New station on air with aboriginal hip-hop

By JASON HALSTEAD, QMI Agency

WINNIPEG — This city’s newest hip-hop radio station hit the streets yesterday.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2009/12/15/12159596-sun.html

by NationTalk on December 15, 2009446 Views

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Scholarship encourages aboriginal writers – Winnipeg Free Press

Scholarship encourages aboriginal writers

By: Staff Writer
15/12/2009

SHELLEY Cook has been chosen as the first recipient of the John W. Dafoe Free Press scholarship for aboriginal students.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/scholarship-encourages-aboriginal-writers-79291087.html

by NationTalk on December 15, 2009529 Views

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Aboriginal achievement spikes across province – Chilliwack Times

Aboriginal achievement spikes across province

Mike Chouinard, The Times
Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Course results for aboriginal students were on the rise in many subjects here and across B.C., according to the latest Ministry of Education statistics.

http://www2.canada.com/chilliwacktimes/news/story.html?id=938186c2-7e49-4505-bc9e-4e71627017d6

by NationTalk on December 15, 2009475 Views

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UN chief: Time to stop climate finger-pointing – AP

UN chief: Time to stop climate finger-pointing

By JOHN HEILPRIN (AP) – 7 hours ago

COPENHAGEN — Rich and poor countries must “stop pointing fingers” and increase their pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions to salvage the faltering talks on a global warming pact, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i9TuMrvrknh-ZXwqmZ2N-48kff3wD9CJNGCG0

by NationTalk on December 15, 2009401 Views

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Scientists learning about climate change by studying the Arctic’s Inuit people – newjerseynewsroom.com

Scientists learning about climate change by studying the Arctic’s Intuit people

BY CLAUDIA CIOBANU
IPS NEWS AGENCY

COPENHAGEN — The Inuit people who live in and around the Arctic are among the worst victims of global warming, and scientists are now turning to their experience and indigenous knowledge to understand the staggering effects of climate change.

http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/science-updates/scientists-learning-about-climate-change-by-studying-the-arctics-intuit-people

by NationTalk on December 15, 2009482 Views

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Northern leaders arrive at Copenhagen summit – CBC

Northern leaders arrive at Copenhagen summit

Last Updated: Monday, December 14, 2009

Political delegates from Canada’s three northern territories have arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Monday for week two of the United Nations’ climate change summit.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/12/14/north-copenhagen.html

by NationTalk on December 15, 2009439 Views

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First Nations housing gets $3.8m boost – thechronicleherald.ca

First Nations housing gets $3.8m boost

Mon. Dec 14

The federal government announced funding Sunday for housing in the province’s First Nations communities.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1157592.html

by NationTalk on December 15, 2009520 Views

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Possible Highway of Tears suspects haunt detectives – Vancouver Sun

Possible Highway of Tears suspects haunt detectives

There has never been an arrest in this mystery

By NEAL HALL, VANCOUVER SUN
December 14, 2009

A former Kamloops detective got excited about a possible break in the murder of Colleen Rae MacMillen, 16, when a U.S. man confessed to killing her.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/vanished/Possible+Highway+Tears+suspects+haunt+detectives/2336915/story.html

by NationTalk on December 14, 2009899 Views

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Government agrees to settle billion-dollar Indian lawsuit – Salt Lake Tribune

Government agrees to settle billion-dollar Indian lawsuit

Politics » 13-year-old suit would mean payment for hundreds of thousands of Native Americans

By Thomas Burr And Robert Gehrke
The Salt Lake Tribune

Bennett wants private corporation to run Indian trust fundThe Obama administration has agreed to spend $3.4 billion to settle litigation filed on behalf of hundreds of thousands of American Indians who claimed the government cheated them out of billions of dollars in oil, gas, mining and timber royalties over more than a century.

http://www.sltrib.com/News/ci_13951253

by NationTalk on December 14, 2009691 Views

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New details emerge about probe of Highway of Tears murders – Vancouver Sun

New details emerge about probe of Highway of Tears murders

By Lori Culbert and Neal Hall, Vancouver Sun
December 12, 2009

VANCOUVER — In their hunt to determine whether a serial killer is preying on girls and women along British Columbia’s roadways, investigators have identified 2,000 “persons of interest” in the so-called Highway of Tears investigation.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/details+emerge+about+probe+Highway+Tears+murders/2335002/story.html

by NationTalk on December 14, 2009585 Views

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Aboriginal initiatives program committee to aid retention, recruitment of aboriginal staff and faculty – UofT

Aboriginal initiatives program committee to aid retention, recruitment of aboriginal staff and faculty

By Anjum Nayyar, posted Tuesday, December 8, 2009

U of T has worked to establish a strong relationship with the aboriginal community and now a new aboriginal initiatives program committee expects to further engage community members.

http://www.news.utoronto.ca/campus-news/aboriginal-initiatives-program-committee-to-aid-retention-recruitment-of-ab.html

by NationTalk on December 14, 2009562 Views

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First Nations can’t go back to ‘business as usual’ after flu outbreak: AFN chief – CBC

First Nations can’t go back to ‘business as usual’ after flu outbreak: AFN chief

Published: Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Canadian Press Chinta Puxley, THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – For a few weeks this spring, the world’s attention was focused on a small cluster of First Nation reserves in northern Manitoba.

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/health/091208/x120806A.html

by NationTalk on December 11, 2009712 Views

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Land Registry Changes Fall Short, Natives Say – Globe and Mail

Land registry changes fall short, natives say
While new legislation makes it easier to start development, band also wants right to collect property transfer tax

Gloria Galloway
Ottawa — From Friday’s Globe and Mail
Last updated on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009

The federal government moved yesterday to make it easier for native bands to undertake large-scale commercial development on reserves by permitting the establishment of land registry systems that give comfort to investors.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/land-registry-changes-fall-short-natives-say/article1396607/

by NationTalk on December 11, 2009512 Views

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MP Decries Move to ‘Two-Tiered’ Legal System – Winnipeg Free Press

MP Decries Move to ‘Two-Tiered’ Legal System

By JASON HALSTEAD, WINNIPEG SUN

Winnipeg South MP Rod Bruinooge says he’s disgusted with Liberal amendments made by the Senate to exclude aboriginal offenders from a bill that established mandatory minimum sentences for drug offences.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/winnipeg/2009/12/11/12119006-sun.html

by NationTalk on December 11, 2009495 Views

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Young Aboriginals to Carry Olympic Torch – The centretown News

Young Aboriginals to Carry Olympic Torch

The centretown News
Friday, 11 December 2009
By Jessica Sims

For most people, carrying the Olympic torch would be an experience like no other. But for a group of young Ottawa aboriginals, the opportunity is especially meaningful.

http://centretownnewsonline.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1273&Itemid=99

by NationTalk on December 11, 2009495 Views

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Exempt northerners from emission cuts: Inuit leader – CBC

Exempt northerners from emission cuts: Inuit leader

Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009

People living in the circumpolar North should be exempt from mandatory greenhouse-gas cutbacks, according to the head of an international Inuit organization.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/12/10/copenhagen-north-exemption.html

by NationTalk on December 11, 2009531 Views

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Chan Centre for the Performing Arts aims for Aboriginal program – straight.com

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts aims for Aboriginal program

By Staff

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts is the only Canadian semifinalist in the Creative Campus Innovations funding program. In August 2010, the Washington, D.C.–based Association of Performing Arts Presenters will award up to 10 one- to two-year grants, with prizes ranging from $100,000 to $200,000 each.

http://www.straight.com/article-274205/vancouver/chan-aims-aboriginal-program

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Squamish Nation Says Federal Bill on Land Development Not Good Enough – Canadian Press

Squamish Nation says federal bill on land development not good enough

(CP)

OTTAWA — A B.C. aboriginal band says proposed legislation that would allow it to launch large-scale, commercial development of its Vancouver-area properties falls short of expectations.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jE9_lW_Hv-7unZsXbDWgvsAiCPtw

by NationTalk on December 11, 2009497 Views

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Diabetes: a weighty issue we can take steps to prevent – Leader-Post

Diabetes: a weighty issue we can take steps to prevent

The Leader-Post
December 9, 2009

Canadians should be both worried and angry that diabetes is escalating into a major health crisis.

Worried, because this chronic disease can shorten and restrict lives and puts a heavy burden on the health system.

http://www.leaderpost.com/health/Diabetes+weighty+issue+take+steps+prevent/2319524/story.html

by NationTalk on December 9, 2009607 Views

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First Nations can’t go back to ‘business as usual’ after flu outbreak: AFN chief – CP

First Nations can’t go back to ‘business as usual’ after flu outbreak: AFN chief

By Chinta Puxley (CP)

WINNIPEG — For a few weeks this spring, the world’s attention was focused on a small cluster of First Nation reserves in northern Manitoba.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5gKVf0a2XrMtNd7PnM7-ZWXUte3RQ

by NationTalk on December 9, 2009558 Views

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Foot amputations ravage aboriginal diabetics – CBC

Foot amputations ravage aboriginal diabetics
‘90% of amputations are preventable’

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thousands of aboriginal people with diabetes undergo unnecessary foot amputations because the federal government won’t pay for them to have proper shoes, the head of a Manitoba medical outreach program said Tuesday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2009/12/08/man-diabetes-shoes.html

by NationTalk on December 9, 2009603 Views

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