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Cancer fears spark call to halt oilsands growth -National Post

Cancer fears spark call to halt oilsands growth
Study finds unsafe levels of carcinogens downstream from oil developments

Jon Harding, Financial Post
Published: Thursday, November 08, 2007

CALGARY — Aboriginal leaders living downstream of oilsands developments in Alberta’s northeast Athabasca region are renewing calls for a moratorium on new oilsands projects due to high levels of carcinogens found in water, sediment and wildlife.

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=ce711bbe-10d2-4c67-9d77-506d619edfbc&k=5393

by NationTalk on November 9, 2007929 Views

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Education key to improving lives -Toronto Star

Education key to improving lives

South Asian Diwali Ball is raising money for Canada’s northern aborginal communities

Nov 08, 2007 04:30 AM
Stuart Laidlaw
faith and ethics Reporter

Krishna Veerappan knows the value of a good education. He can see it in his own family history, and he hopes this year’s Diwali Ball will help pass those lessons along.

http://www.thestar.com/article/274451

by NationTalk on November 9, 2007955 Views

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Wall gave few early hints of interest in politics -Globe and Mail

Wall gave few early hints of interest in politics

Shifting from the left, voters choose youthful, charismatic leader of centre-right Saskatchewan Party to lead province

JOE FRIESEN
November 8, 2007

SWIFT CURRENT, SASK. — After 28 days on the campaign trail, Brad Wall spent the last uncertain hours on election day shopping for a new suit.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071108.PROFILE08/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on November 9, 2007815 Views

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Native-schools payments backlogged in Ottawa -Globe and Mail

Native-schools payments backlogged in Ottawa

The Canadian Press
November 8, 2007

Ottawa — A swamped federal government is scrambling to clear a huge backlog of applications that has delayed payment of native schools compensation claims.

Since Sept. 19, more than 71,000 people who attended Indian residential schools have applied for their share of a $2-billion settlement program.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071108.NATS08-1/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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Heads rolling over Nunavut Business Credit Corp. report -CBC

Heads rolling over Nunavut Business Credit Corp. report

Last Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2007 | 1:24 PM CT
CBC News

The Nunavut government continued to reel from a damning auditor general’s report on the Nunavut Business Credit Corp., as Finance Minister David Simailak fired his assistant and accepted resignations from three of the Crown corporation’s board members.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/08/nu-nbcc.html

by NationTalk on November 9, 2007947 Views

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Traditional Food Consumption Study Initiated in Municipality of Wood Buffalo

November 8th, 2007

Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) is pleased to
announce that research will begin next week on a Traditional Food Consumption Study, involving
Aboriginal Peoples in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Local community coordinators and interviews are in place to run from November 13 through December
1, 2007 in the communities of Conklin, Fort Chipewyan, Fort McKay and Fort McMurray.

by NationTalk on November 9, 20071174 Views

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Native Dancers Turfed -The Winnipeg Sun

Native Dancers Turfed
‘Prejudice,’ says mom

Thu, November 8, 2007
By JULIE HORBAL, SUN MEDIA

Kim Houle is still struggling to explain the harsh realities of discrimination to her children and grandchildren after their aboriginal dance group was turfed from a charity event’s bill.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Winnipeg/2007/11/08/4639673-sun.html

by NationTalk on November 9, 2007996 Views

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Tiny Arctic hamlet in mourning -Edmonton Journal

Tiny Arctic hamlet in mourning

Richard Foot and Andrew Seymour, CanWest News Service
Published: 6:31 am

Police in Nunavut have formally charged a 37-year-old Inuit man with the murder of Const. Douglas Scott, a young, well-loved RCMP officer shot in this tiny Arctic hamlet on Monday.

Pingoatuk Kolola — known as “Ping” to everyone in Kimmirut — was charged Wednesday in Iqaluit, about 120 kilometres north of Kimmirut, where he remains in custody accused of shooting the rookie Mountie.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/story.html?id=d0c9d6cf-a9a6-4f5c-8635-651a5c8e6d84&k=53078

by NationTalk on November 9, 2007891 Views

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Parables Told Through Animation – Edmonton Journal

Parables told through animation
Visually stunning series a co-production of Edmonton and Yukon entertainment companies

Elizabeth Withey, The Edmonton Journal
Published: 1:52 am

ANASH AND THE LEGACY OF THE SUN-ROCK

Time and channel: Today at 7:30 a.m., repeats at 5 p.m. on APTN, channel 92

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/culture/story.html?id=03e49c1d-f58c-4920-a404-e6551b43464b&k=75215

by NationTalk on November 9, 20071077 Views

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Ex-PM keen to pay for native students -Winnipeg Free Press

Ex-PM keen to pay for native students

Paul Martin eyes Winnipeg for business course

Thu Nov 8 2007
By Nick Martin

FORMER prime minister Paul Martin wants to personally finance a business program for aboriginal students at a Winnipeg high school.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/life/story/4073385p-4674509c.html

by NationTalk on November 9, 20071013 Views

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