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10th Session of the UNPO General Assembly

Monday, 17 May 2010

The 10th session of the General Assembly of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will convene in central Rome, Italy May 27-29, 2010. Thursday May 27 (Library of the Italian Senate, Piazza Madama)
Friday – Saturday May 28-29 2010 (Radical Party, Via di Torre Argentina 76)
Rome, Italy

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Canada opposes public posting of tribunal transcripts

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society
posted May 17, 2010

> Letter from the Department of Justice

by NationTalk on May 18, 2010603 Views

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The future of Innu ancestral land discussed at an extraordinary general meeting with Chiefs Shawn A-in-chut Atleo (APN) and Ghislain Picard (APNQL) in Matimekush-Lac John

Matimekush-Lac John, QC, May 18 – The future of Nitassinan, the ancestral land of the five Innu communities represented by the Innu Strategic Alliance, will be the subject of an extraordinary public meeting to take place today in the Matimekush-Lac John (Schefferville) community, before the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, Chief of the Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (APNQL) Ghislain Picard, and the Chiefs of the Innu Strategic Alliance, Réal McKenzie (Matimekush-Lac John), George C.S. Bacon (Unamen Shipu), Georges-Ernest Grégoire (Uashat mak Mani-utenam), Raphaël Picard (Pessamit), and Jean-Charles Pietacho (Ekuanitshit). “Our community is looking forward to this special meeting and is eager to exchange ideas about the future of our territories,” emphasized Réal McKenzie, Chief of the Conseil de la Nation Innu de Matimekush-Lac John.

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Minister Strahl announces appointments of members of the Sahtu Renewable Resources Board

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OTTAWA (May 17, 2010) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the appointment of Mr. Jeff Walker as alternate member and the appointment of Mr. Keith Hickling as a member of the Sahtu Renewable Resources Board for five-year terms.

by NationTalk on May 17, 2010751 Views

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Proposed Provincial Tobacco Legislation

May 14, 2010

The provincial budget was announced on March 24, 2010 and that budget includes items which directly affect the First Nation Treaty Right to be Tax Exempt. In particular the budget proposes reducing the quotas on the amount of tobacco purchased by First Nations citizens on reserve under their tax exempt status. Under current agreement appendices First Nations people are allowed to purchase three cartons of cigarettes per week without paying provincial sales tax.

by NationTalk on May 17, 2010682 Views

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Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Congratulates New Commissioner

(May 12, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today congratulated Edna Elias on her appointment to the role of Commissioner of Nunavut. Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement this afternoon from Ottawa. Elias is Nunavut’s fourth commissioner and takes over the position from Ann Meekitjuk Hanson.

by NationTalk on May 17, 2010597 Views

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Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Pleased with New Legislation

(May 12, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak said he was pleased to see Bill C-25, the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act, introduced and given first reading in the House of Commons today.

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Northern New Democrats Challenge Flaherty over HST for First Nations

14 May, 2010

Charlie Angus has written to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty challenging the federal government over the HST. Angus and fellow New Democrats are calling on the government to honour its commitments to Canada’s First Nations by re-instating the point of sale exemption.

by NationTalk on May 17, 2010622 Views

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CYFN Nominations are open for the position of Grand Chief

• Nomination packages can be picked up from Cheryl Moses or the main reception at the CYFN building in Whitehorse (2166 2nd Avenue)

• Nominations will close at 4:00 on June 11, 2010.

by NationTalk on May 16, 2010805 Views

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Minister Strahl Announces Yukon Administrator to Serve Second Term

Ottawa, ON (May 14, 2010) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians today announced that Douglas George Phillips has been re-appointed to serve a second term of three years as Yukon Administrator.

by NationTalk on May 14, 2010673 Views

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Government of Nunavut Supports Implementation of Nunavut Land Claims Agreement

Iqaluit, Nunavut (May 13, 2010) – The Government of Nunavut is pleased that the Honorable Minister Chuck Strahl, federal Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs has introduced Bill C-25 in the House of Commons. The federal bill titled the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act was introduced and given first reading in the House of Commons on May 12, 2010.

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Third Report: First Nations Elections: The Choice Is Inherently Theirs

Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C.
Chair

The Honourable Lillian Eva Dyck
Deputy Chair

May 2010

CHAIR’S FOREWORD

‘Where there is no vision, the people perish’11

The very heart of the human condition and the survival of any people depend on having a righteous vision. The Canadian constitution speaks of peace, order and good government, but these things do not constitute vision. They are goals and objectives. A vision requires an understanding and acceptance of the proper steps necessary to actually bring about peace, order and good government. It’s how we get there, from here.

by NationTalk on May 14, 20101094 Views

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Opening Statement to the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples—Indian and Northern Affairs Canada—Education Program and Post-Secondary Student Support

(Chapter 5—November 2004 Report of the Auditor General)

12 May 2010

Sheila Fraser, FCA
Auditor General of Canada

Mr. Chair, thank you for this opportunity to discuss our Office’s work related to First Nations Education. With me today are Ronnie Campbell, Assistant Auditor General, and Frank Barrett, the Principal responsible for our work in Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, or INAC.

by NationTalk on May 14, 2010724 Views

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Prime Minister Announces Edna Elias as the Next Commissioner of Nunavut

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that Edna Elias will serve as the next Commissioner of Nunavut.

“Ms. Elias’s work with Inuit language and culture is impressive,” said Prime Minister Harper. “Her experience as an educator and public servant makes her well-suited to serving as Commissioner of Nunavut.”

by NationTalk on May 13, 2010771 Views

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Ministerial Statement – Northern Strategic Plan Building on a Record of Achievement for Labrador

Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
May 13, 2010

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs:

Northern Strategic Plan Building on a Record of Achievement for Labrador

I rise to update colleagues on a series of Northern Strategic Plan (NSP) information sessions taking place in communities throughout Labrador. The NSP is a five-year plan to improve the health and well-being of all Labradorians. At its inception, the plan had an initial investment of $250 million with 145 commitments. It is now expected the NSP will see $587.3 million invested in Labrador, with some 210 commitments.

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Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Aboriginal Gathering on Diabetes

Statement made on 12 May 2010 by Senator Lillian Eva Dyck

Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck:
Honourable senators, on Thursday, May 6, 2010, I had the honour and privilege of attending the seventh annual Aboriginal Gathering on Diabetes in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and to give the keynote address.

by NationTalk on May 13, 2010798 Views

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Statement – Funding for Northern Projects

11 May 2010

Hon. Nick G. Sibbeston:

Honourable senators, my question today is about infrastructure funding in the North. My colleagues Senator Lang and Senator Patterson I am sure will be interested in the response from the government leader.

by NationTalk on May 13, 2010568 Views

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Create independent body to monitor First Nations elections and appeals says report by Senate Aboriginal Peoples Committee

Ottawa (May 13, 2010) – Immediate steps to create a First Nations Electoral and Appeals Commission should be undertaken by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development says a report by the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples. The report suggests that the existing two-year term of office imposed on First Nations by the Indian Act is too short to provide political and economic stability, often creating deep divisions in communities.

by NationTalk on May 13, 2010787 Views

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Statement – Funding for the First Nations University of Canada

Statement made on 11 May 2010 by Senator Robert Peterson

Hon. Robert W. Peterson:
Honourable senators, my question is to the Leader of the Government in the Senate. It has never been more obvious that this government takes Saskatchewan and Western Canada for granted. On the issue of the First Nations University of Canada, this government refuses to address the concerns of students, faculty and staff who do not know whether they will have funding to offer classes next year. The uncertainty has proven to be a self-fulfilling prophesy. The President of the First Nations University of Canada, Shauneen Pete, announced last Monday that they have been forced to sell the Saskatoon campus.

by NationTalk on May 13, 2010697 Views

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UBCIC Calls on New Zealand and Canada to Stop Denying International Legal Reality

Press Release
May 12, 2010

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, Canada – May 12, 2010) Like the Canadian government, the New Zealand government recently announced that it will adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples within the bounds of its own legal and constitutional frameworks. The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by 144 States at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2007.

by NationTalk on May 12, 2010508 Views

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Statement from Minister Chuck Strahl on Treaty Day at the Manitoba Legislative Assembly

Ottawa, Ontario (May 12, 2010) — The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians issued the following statement today:

by NationTalk on May 12, 2010588 Views

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Correction – Open letter: UBCIC Supports RCY Petition to Access Cabinet Documents

May 11, 2010

With sincere apologies to the family and all who loved and cared for Sherry Charlie, we re-issue the following open letter. In the original letter, Sherry was mistakenly referred to as Shelly Charlie. Once again, we sincerely apologize for our oversight.

Hon. Mary Polak
Ministry of Children and Family Development
PO Box 9057, STN PROV GOVT.
Victoria, BC, V8W 9E2

OPEN LETTER: UBCIC SUPPORTS RCY PETITION TO ACCESS CABINET DOCUMENTS

by NationTalk on May 12, 2010661 Views

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Prime Minister Announces George L. Tuccaro as the Next Commissioner of the Northwest Territories

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that George L. Tuccaro will serve as the next Commissioner of the Northwest Territories.

“Mr. Tuccaro has had a distinguished career as a broadcaster and an advocate for First Nations communities in Canada’s North,” said Prime Minister Harper. “He is a talented journalist and entrepreneur with extensive life experience of Northern and Aboriginal culture.”

by NationTalk on May 12, 2010595 Views

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Agenda for the meeting: Examine the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and other matters generally relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada

2010/05/11:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 6:45 pm
Location: Room 160-S, Centre Block
(Televised live on PTN)
(Webcast)
Clerk: Marcy Zlotnick (613-990-6080)

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Statement of Congratulations by the Honourable Chuck Strahl on the Anniversary of the Nisga’a Final Agreement

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Ottawa, Ontario (May 11, 2010) — The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians issued the following statement today: “I want to extend my congratulations to the President of the Nisga’a Lisims Government, Mr. Mitchell Stevens, and the Nisga’a people on the 10th anniversary of the effective date of the Nisga’a Final Agreement.

by NationTalk on May 11, 2010764 Views

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Statement of Condolence – Bertha Allen Aboriginal Women’s Leader

OTTAWA, ONTARIO ( May 10, 2010) The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians issued the following statement today on the passing of Bertha Allen, a prominent advocate for Aboriginals and Northern women.

by NationTalk on May 11, 2010596 Views

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The Canada Revenue Agency Revokes the Charitable Status of Henvey Inlet First Nation Community Support Organization

Ottawa, Ontario – May 10, 2010 – . . . The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has revoked the charitable registration of Henvey Inlet First Nation Community Support Organization, a Sudbury-area charity. This revocation is effective May 8, 2010.

by NationTalk on May 10, 20101017 Views

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Governor General Calls for Cultural Diversity Before the Canadian Club at DiverseCity Event in Toronto

DiverseCity Event at the Canadian Club of Toronto

Toronto, Monday, May 10, 2010

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Thank you so much for your warm welcome and thank you all for being here this afternoon.

It feels so good to be back in Toronto, and I am very honoured to join you today.

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NB: New ministerial role, appointments and changes to cabinet announced

Office of the Premier / Executive Council Office
NB 695
May 10, 2010

FREDERICTON (CNB) – A new minister responsible for public engagement was appointed today by Premier Shawn Graham, and one minister added deputy premier to his responsibilities. In addition, vacancies in the cabinet were filled by adding two new ministers to cabinet, and with one minister changing portfolio.

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Wall Government Refuses to Pull Controversial Wildlife Land Bill

May 7, 2010

Concerns over lack of oversight ignored as Bill will proceed regardless of growing public opposition

NDP Leader Dwain Lingenfelter said despite protests from Saskatchewan families, environmental groups, First Nations and Métis leaders, and people all across our province who own our protected wildlife habitat lands, the Wall government is forging ahead with drastic changes to the Wildlife Habitat Protection Act (WHPA). The controversial Bill would see hundreds of thousands of acres of land removed from protected status with only the stroke of Environment Minister Nancy Heppner’s pen and no legislative oversight or debate.

by NationTalk on May 10, 2010565 Views

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Results for the election of Ordinary Members of the Constituency of Canada to the Nunatsiavut Assembly

May 7, 2010
For Immediate Release

Following is the unofficial results of the election for Ordinary Members to represent the Constituency of Canada in the Nunatsiavut Assembly.

Candidate Votes (Mail-in ballot)

Catharyn Andersen 204
Myrtle Banfield 266
Patricia Ford (Elected) 387
Rob Lackie 24
Daniel G. Pottle (Elected) 552
Belinda Webb 100

Total number of ballots 783
Spoiled ballots 5
Unused ballots 3

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President offers congratulations to all successful candidates in election for Ordinary Members to the Nunatsiavut Assembly

May 5, 2010
For Immediate Release

Nunatsiavut President Jim Lyall says he’s looking forward to working with the newly-elected Ordinary Members of the Nunatsiavut Assembly, following the results of yesterday’s general election.

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A battle cry from Saguenay convenience store operators – By violating the principle of equality before the law, the Harper government justifies protests

Montreal, May 7 – The Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) accused the Harper government of bearing sole responsibility for the protest movement that was launched today by convenience store operators in the Saguenay, after years of negligence in the fight against tobacco smuggling, open tolerance of criminal behaviour in native territories and nit-picking, small-minded actions towards the most honest and hard-working merchants one could hope to meet, many of whom now find themselves on the brink of bankruptcy.

by NationTalk on May 7, 2010959 Views

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Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Bill

05 May 2010

Hon. Mobina S.B. Jaffer:

Honourable senators, I rise today to speak on Bill S-4, a bill respecting matrimonial property situated on First Nations reserves.

The preamble sets out:

WHEREAS it is necessary to address certain family law matters on First Nation reserves since provincial and territorial laws that address those matters are not applicable there and since the Indian Act does not address those matters;

by NationTalk on May 7, 2010974 Views

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Premier, Ministers wrap up Kitikmeot Tour

Iqaluit, Nunavut (May 4, 2010) – Premier Eva Aariak and her colleagues wrapped up a tour of the Kitikmeot region earlier this week, visiting the communities of Kugaaruk, Taloyoak, Gjoa Haven, Kugluktuk, and Cambridge Bay. The Premier, joined by Minister Peter Taptuna, Minister Keith Peterson and Minister Daniel Shewchuk, met with hamlet offices, visited Government of Nunavut offices and participated in community meetings.

by NationTalk on May 7, 2010565 Views

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Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples to hold press conference – Teleconferencing and webcasting available

MEDIA ADVISORY

THE STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLES

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Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples
to hold press conference – Teleconferencing and webcasting available

Thursday, May 13, 2010
1:00 p.m. E.T.
National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa

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Message from Chief Perry Bellegarde, “The Government of Canada must now do the right thing for the First Nations University of Canada-restore the $4.2 million…”

Little Black Bear First Nation, SK, May 6 – Perry Bellegarde, Chief of the Little Black Bear First Nation is urging the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada and the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs to restore the remaining $4.2 million to the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv). Chief Bellegarde asserts that, since February 8, 2010 when Minister Strahl ended funding to the FNUniv citing “systemic problems related to the governance and financial management,” stakeholders have taken swift action to meet both the Federal and Provincial governments’ demands and restore their faith in the integrity of the University.

by NationTalk on May 6, 20101195 Views

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Minister of State Ablonczy: Caregivers Play a Vital Role

Ottawa, Ontario – May 6, 2010 – Today, the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State (Seniors), spoke at the second annual Canadian Caregiver Coalition luncheon about the valuable contribution caregivers make to society.

by NationTalk on May 6, 2010693 Views

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Canada-EU free trade would worsen climate crisis, discourage environmental protection, says Indigenous Environmental Network and Council of Canadians

MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release
May 5, 2010

Ottawa and Brussels – The free trade agreement that Canada and the European Union are negotiating, which Prime Minister Harper is discussing today with EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, will worsen the climate crisis by locking in an unsustainable economic model and empowering corporations to legally challenge new environmental measures that interfere with their profits, says the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Council of Canadians.

by NationTalk on May 6, 2010628 Views

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Angus Challenges Government On HST: Unfair Tax will hit seniors, First Nations, and Northerners the hardest

05 May, 2010

Speaking in the House of Commons today, MP Charlie Angus challenged the government on the impacts of the HST on northern families. With the implementation of the HST looming, there is growing concern over the impact the tax will have on Ontario families. Angus says people across the north are frustrated that the Harper and McGuinty governments have forced the tax through without listening to the concerns of average people.

by NationTalk on May 6, 2010570 Views

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Environment and Human Rights – Statement made by Senator Grant Mitchell

04 May 2010 by Senator Grant Mitchell

Hon. Grant Mitchell:
Honourable senators, I am pleased to have the opportunity to talk about something that was brought to my attention by Senator Carstairs. Senator Carstairs has a way of seeing things that others do not see and clarifying things for those people. She is perceptive and insightful.

by NationTalk on May 6, 2010715 Views

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First Nations In Ontario And Ontario Government Sign Memorandum Of Agreement To Work Together To Continue First Nation Tax Exemption

May 5, 2010

First Nations in Ontario, represented by the Political Confederacy, and the Government of Ontario represented by Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Chris Bentley and Minister of Revenue John Wilkinson have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement. The agreement commits the parties to work together to realize the continuation of the First Nation point of sale tax exemption within the framework of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), which is set to come into effect on July 1, 2010.

by NationTalk on May 6, 2010767 Views

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United Nations Declaration on the rights of indigenous people – The AFNQL applauds the initiative of the PQ and demands respect of the Declaration by the government of Quebec

Wendake, QC, May 5 – The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) is pleased about the initiative of the Party Quebecois proposing that the National Assembly gives its unqualified support to the United Nations Declaration on the rights of the Indigenous peoples.

by NationTalk on May 5, 2010748 Views

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NAN Supports FWFN In Effort To Halt HST

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Les Louttit together with other NAN representation showed support today for the Fort William First Nation by participating in a protest in opposition to the new proposed Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

“Ontario neglected their legal obligation to consult with First Nations on the HST,” said NAN Deputy Grand Chief Les Louttit. “It is important for us to show a united front because the HST will negatively impact not one, but all First Nations in Ontario.”

by NationTalk on May 5, 2010672 Views

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Fraser River First Nations Call For Fisheries Minister’s Resignation

Fraser River First Nations Call For the Resignation of Minister of Fisheries & Oceans Due To Poor Management of Fraser River Chinook

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Science Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

Tsawwassen, BC, Press Release – May 4, 2010 – First Nations on British Columbia’s Fraser River, from the Interior to the Coast, are demanding the resignation of the Minister of Fisheries & Oceans, Gail Shea, over her department’s abject failure to effectively manage Fraser River Chinook.

by NationTalk on May 4, 2010983 Views

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Agenda for the meeting: Examine the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and other matters generally relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada

Aboriginal Peoples
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 6:45 pm
Location: Room 160-S, Centre Block
(Televised live on PTN)
(Webcast)
Clerk: Marcy Zlotnick (613-990-6080)

by NationTalk on May 4, 2010758 Views

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Minister Strahl delivers a speech on the Action Plan to improve Northern Regulatory Regimes

Minister Strahl delivers a speech on the Action Plan to improve Northern Regulatory Regimes Notes for an address by The Honourable Chuck Strahl, PC, MP Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, and Minister of the Canadian Economic Development Agency to the Northwest Territories Chamber of Commerce

Minister Strahl delivers a speech on the Action Plan to improve Northern Regulatory Regimes

Yellowknife, NWT
May 3, 2010

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Hello, ladies and gentlemen. I am very happy to be back in Yellowknife.

The North has always inspired explorers and investors to seek their fortunes in this remote part of the world. And today the lure of the North is stronger than ever before. In recent years, an economic boom has seen Yellowknife become the centre of diamond production in Canada – but there is vast potential all across the North, and the diamond industry is only one small part of this wealth.

by NationTalk on May 4, 2010783 Views

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Ministerial Statement – Aboriginal Affairs Working Group Addressing Health and Wellness

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Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
May 4, 2010

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs:

I rise to inform Honourable Members of the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group meeting that took place in Toronto last week. Ministers responsible for Aboriginal Affairs and leaders of national Aboriginal organizations gathered to see how governments and Aboriginal leaders can work more effectively to improve the circumstances for First Nation, Inuit and Métis people. I am pleased to acknowledge the participation of President Jim Lyall and Senior Negotiator Isabella Pain from the Nunatsiavut Government, and NunatuKavut President Chris Montague.

by NationTalk on May 4, 2010571 Views

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Media Advisory – HST demonstration to impede on highway traffic

Fort William, ON, May 4 – Native leaders and supporters will rally tomorrow afternoon and slow down traffic to protest the Harmonized Sales Tax.

“We are asking all Anishinabek Nation citizens and our allies to help defeat a tax that represents a cash grab from the poorest Canadians and an assault against the Treaty Right to tax exemption,” says Regional Chief Peter Collins.

by NationTalk on May 4, 2010742 Views

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[Speech] First Nation Infrastructure Fund Investment for Saskatchewan Telecommunications

Speaking Notes for Rob Clarke Member of Parliament for Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River On behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, PC, MP Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians

Announcing a Saskatchewan First Nation Infrastructure Fund Investment

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
April 30, 2010

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Thank you.

I’m pleased to be here this afternoon, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians. And I’m honoured to be joined by Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Felix Thomas, and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Telecommunications Don Morgan.

by NationTalk on May 3, 2010657 Views

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