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Northern aboriginal leaders tour oilsands to learn about environmental effects – Oilweek

Jun 4, 2008 12:49:00 PM MST

Northern aboriginal leaders tour oilsands to learn about environmental effects (Oilsands-Effects)

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. _ Aboriginal leaders from the Northwest Territories are touring an area of northern Alberta, concerned about how oilsands development may affect water that flows into their region.

http://www.oilweek.com/news.asp?ID=16483

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Arson suspected after fire levels native chief’s house – Globe and Mail

Arson suspected after fire levels native chief’s house

BILL CURRY
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
June 4, 2008 at 4:16 AM EDT

OTTAWA — Quebec police are launching a criminal investigation into a suspected arson on the Barriere Lake reserve after the house of a native chief went up in flames over the weekend.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080604.wbarriere04/BNStory/energy/

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008790 Views

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Report on health-care accord shows glass ‘half-full’ – CTV

Report on health-care accord shows glass ‘half-full’

Updated Wed. Jun. 4 2008 8:12 AM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

Canada’s progress in renewing health-care delivery halfway into the 10-year term of a historic accord is spotty, a new report says.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080604/Health_Accord_080604/20080604/

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081226 Views

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Nunavut politicians pass new Official Languages Act – CBC

Nunavut politicians pass new Official Languages Act

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 | 5:11 PM CT
CBC News

Nunavut MLAs voted Wednesday to adopt a new Official Languages Act, in a move that the minister responsible says will make the Inuit language more prominent in the territory.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/06/04/lang-bill.html

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Yukon government, First Nations take land lease fight to appeals court – CBC

Yukon government, First Nations take land lease fight to appeals court

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 | 3:42 PM CT
CBC News

Lawyers with the Yukon government and the territory’s First Nations appeared before the Yukon Court of Appeal this week, in a controversial government land lease case that has turned into a court fight over how land-claim agreements should be interpreted.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/06/04/ykfn-appeal.html

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008795 Views

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Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation: First Nation Files Lawsuit Challenging Oilsands Tenure and Regulatory Approval System

EDMONTON, ALBERTA–(June 4, 2008) – Today the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation (“CPDFN”) filed legal action in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench against the Alberta Government alleging a breach of Alberta’s constitutional duty to consult with the First Nation on MEG Energy Corp.’s Christina Lake Regional Project, Phase 3. This Project is planned to be located in the heart of CPDFN’s Traditional Territory, between Christina Lake and Winifred Lake, the breadbasket of the First Nation.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20083544 Views

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Yukon Favours Agreement on Internal Trade for Negotiating Trade Issues

FOR RELEASE #08-135
June 4, 2008

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon government will not join the B.C. – Alberta Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA).

“Yukon remains committed to eliminating existing internal trade barriers and will work through the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) to address those issues,” Premier Dennis Fentie said. “We will continue to encourage business investment from other jurisdictions and we support Yukon businesses who venture beyond our borders.”

by NationTalk on June 5, 20082890 Views

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Unique Program Connects Aboriginal Communities to A Stronger Technology Future

June 4, 2008

Agreement among provincial government, IBM, First Nations and Métis of Alberta signed one year ago

Edmonton… A commemorative event at Ben Calf Robe School on June 4th celebrated the one-year anniversary of an ongoing partnership offering technology expertise to First Nations and Métis students in Alberta.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081087 Views

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Protecting Our Water – Upper Souris River Watershed

News Release – June 4, 2008

Local people will take the lead in planning and decision-making for the long-term protection of source water in the Upper Souris River Watershed.

The Upper Souris River Watershed is the next region to participate in watershed and aquifer planning, a process facilitated by the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority to help protect source water in the province’s watersheds. Since 2003, residents of six watersheds and one aquifer area in Saskatchewan have participated and developed source water protection plans through this process.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081282 Views

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Lakes Guillaume, Delisle and Eau-Claire National Park project – PUBLIC HEARINGS IN UMIUJAQ and KUUJJUARAPIK-WHAPMAGOOSTUI

QUÉBEC CITY, June 4 – Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks Ms. Line Beauchamp reminds interested parties that public hearings will be held on June 16-17, 2008 in Umiujaq and on June 18-19 in Kuujjuarapik-Whapmagoostui concerning the creation of the Parc National des Lacs-Guillaume-Delisle-et-à-l’Eau-Claire in Nunavik.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081928 Views

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