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Northern Gateway pipeline threatens caribou, group warns – Globe and Mail

For years, first nations have pointed to salmon and sea life to argue that a spill from the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline would damage wildlife important for both cultural and culinary reasons. Now, environmental groups are warning of a threat to another animal: caribou. The 1,172-kilometre pipeline, which would cut a narrow slice across the […]

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First Nations level racist charges against mining association – NorthernLife.ca

Wahgoshig First Nation Chief David Babin and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno are calling on the province to withdraw its support of the Ontario Prospectors Association (OPA) and an industry fringe group for what they term a campaign of “racism” against First Nations. “Representatives of this radical association of junior mining groups […]

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OxyContin patent expiry poses tough choice for Ottawa – CBC.ca

The federal health minister has until Nov. 25 to decide whether to allow drug companies to make a generic version of the painkiller OxyContin. The patent on the brand name version of that drug expires on that date and generic drug companies have already signalled an interest in making the opiate, known by the non-brand […]

by NationTalk on November 8, 2012695 Views

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Canada lends an ear to First Nations inmates – 650 CKOM News

It was a stain on Canadian History until 1996 and only recently has it been recognized as such. The Canadian Indian Residential Schools run by the Catholic and Anglican Churches of Canada were used to separate young First Nations children in rural areas from their families and their heritage and force feed them lessons about […]

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First Nations use traditions to tackle oxy problems – CBC.ca

Remote First Nations in northern Ontario are designing their own programs to deal with an epidemic of OxyContin abuse gripping their communities. Leaders, counsellors and former addicts are sharing their successes and struggles this week at the Matawa First Nations “Back to our Roots” gathering in Neskantaga, 600 km north of Thunder Bay. Sid O’Keese […]

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Passion and Technology Restoring First Nation Languages – Axiom News

Times are changing thanks to groups of young, university-educated First Nations people in their 20s and 30s, who are passionate about their language and working to preserve it. Manager of FirstVoices and Language Revitalization Peter Brand has seen firsthand what a difference that passion is making in First Nations communities in areas like Saanich, B.C.   At the […]

by NationTalk on November 8, 2012378 Views

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Cultural awareness comes to classroom – The Chronicle Journal

Northwest BureauThursday, November 8, 2012 Ecole Gron Morgan Public School students got a taste of Aboriginal culture on Wednesday. The Thunder Bay youngsters worked with Lakehead University education students to make birch bark baskets and attended an interactive puppet show aimed at raising awareness of First Nation cultural values. School vice-principal Darren Lentz said the […]

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First Nation housing complex’s heating issues worry family – CBC.ca

CBC News Posted: Nov 8, 2012 A Winnipeg woman says her daughter’s family has been trying to stay warm in their First Nation housing complex since the furnace broke down this fall, but there are concerns about how they are expected to heat their home. Marilyn Courchene says her daughter and grandchildren have been living […]

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Provinces complain to feds about justice funding cuts, seek long-term cash – Vancouver Sun

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press November 7, 2012 OTTAWA – Federal ministers got an earful from the provinces over lack of money for justice programs, says a summary of their recent national meeting in Regina. Provincial and territorial ministers responsible for justice and public safety raised concerns about funding cuts and a lack of […]

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UAS hosts First Nation elder this week – Juneau Empire

Featured book author, filmmaker visiting next week Posted: November 8, 2012 Yukon College faculty member Randall Tetlichi of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation is on the University of Alaska Southeast campus at Auke Lake this week as an Elder in Residence. Tetlichi is visiting several classes, including UAS freshman seminar and upper division Philosophy studies, […]

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Sask. needs to prepare for online gambling, First Nations say – CBC.ca

CBC News Posted: Nov 7, 2012 While the Saskatchewan government says it won’t proceed with online gambling, First Nations are not yet ruling it out. On Wednesday, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations chief Perry Bellegarde noted that online gambling is already underway in B.C. and Quebec and says Saskatchewan should consider it, too. “We need […]

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Feds say they will try to keep Lake St. Martin students together – Winnipeg Free Press

By: Alexandra PaulPosted: 11/7/2012 The federal government issued a statement late Wednesday saying Ottawa is negotiating with Lake St. Martin First Nation to find a way to keep evacuated students together in school. An estimated 85 Lake St. Martin students lost their school in Winnipeg when the Winnipeg Fire Department shut down the building for […]

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Cultural tributes at Imagine Native Film Fest – CBC.ca

CBC News Posted: Nov 7, 2012 Alanis Obomsawin’s latest movie, The People of Kattawapiskak River, shines a light on the lives of First Nations people who, she said, are often represented in a negative light. After working on other movies, Obomsawin noticed viewers had mixed reactions to her work. “Why is it that people love to […]

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Chiefs want Ontario to cut support for ‘racist, radical’ industry groups – Wawatay News

Wednesday November 7, 2012 A junior mining company that called First Nations “hostile third-party governments” has raised the ire of indigenous leaders across Ontario. Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), the Chiefs of Ontario (COO) and Wahgoshig First Nation called on the Ontario government to withdraw its support of “racist and radical” industry representatives during a press […]

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Guilty pleas by teens in death of five-year-old boy on Alberta reserve – The Province

THE CANADIAN PRESS NOVEMBER 7, 2012 WETASKIWIN, Alta. – Three teens have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting of a five-year-old boy on an Alberta reserve. Ethan Yellowbird was sleeping in his bed when he was struck in the head with a bullet fired at a house on the Samson Cree First Nation in […]

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Wahgoshig First Nation – Ontario sending misguided message to First Nations – Net Newsledger

NNL Staff on November 7, 2012 SUDBURY – Mining News – Wahgoshig First Nation Chief David Babin with support from Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno is calling on Ontario to withdraw its support and public endorsement of racist and radical industry representatives, particularly members of the Mining United group and the Ontario […]

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Not your average artist in residence – UAlberta

By Bev Betkowski November 2, 2012 (Edmonton) There’s a poster on the door of Jordan Bennett’s art studio at the U of A, reading “Not your average gift shop Indian.” It’s a tongue-in-cheek statement to be sure, but also on the mark when it comes to Bennett’s rich array of artwork. Using everything from photography […]

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We Day Sponsorship Empowers Displaced Teens from Lake St. Martin – RRC

Posted on November 5, 2012 When overland flooding forced them to be evacuated from their homes, residents of Lake St. Martin First Nation figured it would be a few months at most before they were allowed to return. But after spending a year and a half living in temporary housing in Winnipeg — and with […]

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Peace prize winner condemns NSW Taser use – ABC Message Stick

by Tahmina Ansari Updated November 08, 2012 Zimbabwean anti-apartheid activist Sekai Holland has criticised New South Wales police over their use of Tasers. Senator Holland made the comments during her Sydney Peace Prize lecture last night. The City of Sydney recognised Senator Holland for her outstanding role in achieving peace. Senator Holland is renowned for […]

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$7 million boost to UOW research – Illawarra Mercury

By LISA WACHSMUTH Nov. 8, 2012 An exploration of Aboriginal people’s use of social media is one of 21 research projects to get the go-ahead at the University of Wollongong thanks to a funding boost of almost $7 million. Research into geospatial technology, solar energy conversion and 3D smart materials and devices are among projects […]

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Macklin unveils tough alcohol control standards – ABC Online

By Melanie ArnostUpdated Thu Nov 8, 2012 The Federal Government says its new alcohol management plan for Aboriginal communities will ensure restrictions in the Northern Territory will not be lifted until harm reduction standards are agreed upon. So-called “tougher” minimum standards are set to be discussed with stakeholders, and will apply to prescribed communities under […]

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Indigenous culture in the spotlight – ABC Message Stick

Margaret Paul Updated November 08, 2012 The Menindee branch of the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) says it’s important far west teachers are aware of differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures. The group held its AGM recently, to discuss its direction for next year. Vice-president, Daniel Fusi, says the focus will be on retention rates […]

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Indigenous health clinic nearly finished – ABC Online

Western Australian Health Minister Kim Hames says final works on an Aboriginal health clinic in Wiluna are set to be completed by this month. The facility faced months of delays when funds ran short during construction in June. Months later, a deal was brokered between the state and federal governments to raise the extra money. […]

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World heritage goal for a wilderness wonderland – Sydney Morning Herald

November 8, 2012Tom Arup IT IS one of the world’s largest remaining areas of pristine wilderness – refuge to endangered species and home to unspoilt rainforest, savannah and wetlands larger than Kakadu. For decades, it has been regarded as worthy of international protection, not only for its environment, but for its cultural heritage. After several […]

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Deadline looms for say on gas hub dune drilling – ABC Message Stick

November 08, 2012 An assessment is underway into Woodside’s application to drill into culturally sensitive sand dunes for the Kimberley gas hub project. Nearly six months ago, plans to work in the dunes near James Price Point halted as some traditional owners expressed concern about registered Aboriginal heritage sites in the area. Woodside opted to […]

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FNQ Indigenous community raises housing concerns – ABC Online

8 November, 2012 Far north Queensland politicians are reviewing housing and essential infrastructure services for descendants of a former Aboriginal mission near Cairns. Tentative discussions started between the Mona Mona Bulmba Corporation and Member for Barron River Michael Trout on Wednesday afternoon, with formalising residencies a key issue raised. In 2010 the State Government signed […]

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Too many aboriginal women have died. It’s time for action – Globe and Mail

How many more mutilated women’s bodies will it take? How many more haunting ghosts of the disappeared? Some 600 cases of murdered and missing aboriginal women have been catalogued, half of them in the past decade. There is a crying need for action. Consider that, if non-native women were dying and disappearing at a proportionally […]

by NationTalk on November 7, 2012599 Views

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Lake St. Martin flood evacuees’ school shut down – CBC.ca

Flood evacuees from Lake St. Martin First Nation have been dealt another blow, after their temporary school in Winnipeg closed suddenly on Tuesday. Parents and grandparents of the 68 children, in Kindergarten to Grade 9, who were attending the school in the former Deer Lodge junior high on Ness Avenue are now demanding answers. “I […]

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Online casino owned by Saskatchewan First Nation referred to RCMP – StarPhoenix

A Saskatchewan First Nations-owned gambling website went online for the first time Tuesday, prompting the province to respond by referring the matter to the RCMP. The Northern Bear Casino’s presence at the White Bear First Nation is confined to the laptop computer of CEO Bernie Shepherd, who was chief when the band opened the first […]

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Discussing Third World Canada in Downtown Toronto – Torontoist

Filmmaker Andrée Cazabon didn’t have to look very hard to find the eight children, all orphaned after parental suicides, who are the subjects of Third World Canada, her latest film. The documentary tells the story of those children, and also of the efforts of their northern Ontario community—the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation—to provide for them. “This […]

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Board to track welfare costs for Aboriginal newcomers – CBC.ca

The Thunder Bay District Social Services Board wants to find out how many First Nations people from northern reserves who have moved to the city and are on social assistance to help it determine where its dollars are being spent. The social services board plans to document people formerly living on reserves, and how they […]

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Students get taste for outback health – ABC Message Stick

John Flynn dug a hole in the red, sandy soil of outback South Australia in 1911 and planted a palm tree. That small act marked the Inland Mission taking control of a nursing home at Oodnadatta, a speck of a town created as the terminus of the Great Northern Railway. The overland telegraph had already […]

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World heritage goal for a wilderness wonderland – Sydney Morning Herald

IT IS one of the world’s largest remaining areas of pristine wilderness – refuge to endangered species and home to unspoilt rainforest, savannah and wetlands larger than Kakadu. For decades, it has been regarded as worthy of international protection, not only for its environment, but for its cultural heritage. After several stalled attempts, the federal […]

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Brisbane Exhibition Celebrates the French Influence on Aboriginal Art – ARTINFO

A fantastic exhibition of Aboriginal women painters which explores the influence that the French have had on the global perception of Australian Aboriginal art is currently on show at the Alliance Française de Brisbane in Brisbane, Queensland. Curated by International Development for Australian Indigenous Art (IDAIA), and developed in partnership with the Embassy of France in Australia, the exhibition titledGestuelles celebrates France’s […]

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men’s Sheds Share in New – Invest in Australia

Twenty-six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men’s Sheds and groups, located in every mainland state and the Northern Territory, have won grants for their local community activities in a special $125,000 round funded by the Australian Government.  “These grants will help the great work of the sheds, particularly in remote communities where few jobs or […]

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Ngarla people call for end to litigation on rights – ABC Online

Aboriginal people who have won a landmark native title case in the heart of the Pilbara are calling on the WA Government to drop litigation. This follows the full Federal Court’s ruling that the Ngarla people’s native title rights will be re-instated or returned when mining activities have ended. The decision is likely to have […]

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Aboriginal chefs step up to the plate – Vancouver Sun

You might wonder, why there isn’t more first nations food in a city where local cuisine reigns supreme. (I know of one: salmon ‘n’ bannock.) You might wonder, too, why there aren’t first nations chefs or cooks in restaurant kitchens, especially as native culture is steeped in creative expression and feasts are central to communal […]

by NationTalk on November 6, 2012651 Views

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Kinder Morgan making careful moves – Victoria Times Colonist

Three weeks after B.C. laid down the conditions for getting a pipeline endorsed, the president of Kinder Morgan wrote a six-page letter to Premier Christy Clark. It gives a glimpse of how the company – which is planning to twin an existing line to metro Vancouver – is trying to differentiate itself from the Enbridge […]

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6 First Nations men sue church over sex abuse claims – CBC.ca

A Winnipeg-based Roman Catholic order is being sued by six men from a northwest Ontario First Nation who say they were sexually abused by a priest as children. The men, from Lac La Croix, are seeking unspecified financial damages from the federal government, a Catholic diocese in Thunder Bay, and the order of Les Oblats […]

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Grandfather rescues children from icy dugout – CBC.ca

A man from the Standing Buffalo First Nation near Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask., says he didn’t think twice when he rescued his grandchildren from an icy dugout last week. Walter Bear said he had just arrived home from work on Oct. 30 when his daughter raised the alarm about the two children, who had crashed through […]

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Tamara Cunnngham: First Nations housing in crisis – Nanaimo Daily News

The federal government needs to find better solutions for the national housing crisis facing First Nations reserves because current efforts miss the mark. Despite the federal government’s annual $355-million investment into reserve housing, mould has amounted to a national crisis. Forty-four per cent of all reserve housing in the country now carry enough toxic mould […]

by NationTalk on November 6, 2012600 Views

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First Nations smoke shop ordered taken over by province – CBC.ca

A court order issued on Monday is allowing the Manitoba government to take ownership of a controversial First Nations-owned smoke shop. Canupawakpa Dakota Chief Franklin Brown was also fined $10,000 after being found in contempt of court for continuing to operate the Dakota Chundee smoke shop after it was ordered to shut down in May. Garth […]

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Labrador youth wins 2012 National Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award – The Telegram

Brandon Ramey, 17, of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is the recipient of the 2012 National Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award. According to a news release, the award is governed by the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ National Youth Council out of Ottawa. Brandon was nominated by RCMP Cpl. Rick Mills of the RCMP Community/Aboriginal Policing Section in Goose […]

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Report shows child deaths on the rise – Brisbane Times

In a worrying trend, 27 children died in Queensland car accidents last year. A report from the Office of Children, Young People and the Child Guardian showed the 27 deaths were among 52 transport-related child deaths in 2011-12. It was the highest number of road deaths for four years. Overall, 486 Queensland children to the […]

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$360m investment in uni research to benefit Australians – Invest in Australia

Australian universities will receive almost $360 million from the Gillard Government for a range of research programs across a variety of disciplines, including personal safety, resources, astronomy and health.  The Australian Research Council’s major grants will also increase opportunities for Indigenous researchers and researchers in the early stages of their careers.  Minister for Science and […]

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Nurses welcome campaign to butt out – Nursing Careers Allied Health

Nurses have backed the Federal Government’s tough new anti-smoking advertising campaign targeting pregnant women and Indigenous communities. Australian Nursing Federation federal secretary Lee Thomas said nurses often saw the devastating results of smoking, with smoking-related diseases killing about 15,000 Australians every year – the equivalent of about 40 preventable deaths a day. “The ANF’s members, […]

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Advisers are already held to account – The Canberra Times

Exposing ministerial advisers to greater public scrutiny may make them more powerful, by giving them a higher profile and opening the distance between them and their ministers. That ministerial advisers are unaccountable is a familiar complaint. It received another airing in the discussion surrounding recent comments by the Business Council of Australia’s chief executive, Jennifer […]

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Indigenous youth to celebrate culture at Bankstown Arts Centre – Cumberland Courier

YOUNG people from indigenous backgrounds will come together at a forum to enrich their cultural identity on Friday. Indigenous students from year 4 to 11 are invited to the Koori Youth Forum, which will be held at Bankstown Arts Centre from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Participants will enjoy writing, art, drama and traditional dance workshops while […]

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Wunan Foundation gets $400K helping hand – ABC Message Stick

Two Kimberley communities have benefited from a visit from federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin. Ms Macklin flew to Fitzroy Crossing yesterday with Western Australian Senator Glenn Sterle to commemorate the completion of the community’s new children and family centre. The centre will provide families with a range of child health services, playgroups, parenting courses […]

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The Sapphires shines light on Aboriginal Australia – BBC News

A feel-good film based on the true story of an Aboriginal girl group battling prejudice in 1960s Australia wowed Cannes and is now a hit Down Under. The Sapphires is based on the true story of an Aboriginal girl group from the same family who left Australia to sing soul music for US troops during […]

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