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Housing program doesn’t address overcrowded reserves, say critics – CBC

Housing program doesn’t address overcrowded reserves, say critics

Last Updated: Monday, February 4, 2008 | 3:48 PM AT
CBC News

There are too many strings attached to an aboriginal affordable housing program, according to some Fredericton-area First Nations residents already living in overcrowded reserves and struggling to find a place to live.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2008/02/04/fn-housing.html?ref=rss

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No booze bans for local bands – Portage Daily Graphic

No booze bans for local bands
Death of two native children in Sask. has reopened the debate on having ‘dry’ reserves

By Leah Kellar
The Daily Graphic
Tuesday February 05, 2008

Local aboriginal leaders believe a booze ban in First Nations communities will not put a cap on alcohol abuse.

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/Top%20Stories/373791.html

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008806 Views

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Investigations underway at former army camp – Lakeshore Advance

Investigations underway at former army camp
Department National Defence

Sun Media
Wednesday February 06, 2008

IPPERWASH – The Department of National Defence (DND), in consultation with the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, has initiated an Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXO) survey, as well as environmental and cultural resource investigations, at the former Camp Ipperwash.

http://www.lakeshoreadvance.com/Local%20News/373648.html

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More meetings with natives – Chilliwack Times

More meetings with natives

The Times
Published: Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Chuck Strahl held a conference call with local media on Friday and, as usual, topics ran the gamut from insurgents to Indians to isolation. Here’s a look at what Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs, has been up to of late.

http://www.canada.com/chilliwacktimes/news/story.html?id=10129f8f-67ee-4c9e-aeb1-5edc222891b9

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Future looking bleak for FNTI students – Belleville Intelligencer

Future looking bleak for FNTI students

Posted By Stephen Petrick

Rowena Moonias needs a job to support her four-year-old daughter.

http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=887892&auth=Stephen+Petrick

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008929 Views

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Yellow Quill clothing drive picks up – Canada.com

Yellow Quill clothing drive picks up

Mark Ferguson, The StarPhoenix
Published: Tuesday, February 05, 2008

A fundraiser to collect warm clothes for children of the Yellow Quill First Nation is gaining momentum. Stacey Black and her family have collected plenty of coats, mittens, tuques and other winter clothes already and they’re hoping for much more.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=bd99d476-b632-4a6d-b73f-59ee38bb8139&k=24298

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Reserve closes police station – Chatham Daily News

Reserve closes police station

Posted By The Canadian Press

One of Ontario’s largest aboriginal reserves has been forced to close a main police detachment because it doesn’t have running water, uses “medieval locks” and relies on a wood fire in a 45 gallon drum, the community’s grand chief said Monday.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=bd99d476-b632-4a6d-b73f-59ee38bb8139&k=24298

by NationTalk on February 5, 20081030 Views

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Historically Significant, Rare Caribou Coats Unveiled in Labrador

Executive Council
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
February 5, 2008

The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Mark Nui, Grand Chief of the Innu Nation, were delighted today to officially unveil two rare caribou skin Innu coats at the Labrador Interpretation Centre in North West River, Labrador. Accompanying Premier Williams and Grand Chief Nui for this historic occasion were the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs; the Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs; Peter Penashue, Deputy Grand Chief of the Innu Nation; Chief Anastasia Qupee of the Sheshatshui Innu First Nation; Chief Prote Poker of the Mushuau Innu First Nation; and esteemed Innu elders.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20081528 Views

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New Millennium Announces Production Development Update of Its Direct Shipping Ore Project

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Feb. 5, 2008) –

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New Millennium Capital Corp. (“NML” or “the Company”) (TSX VENTURE:NML), announced today that it has completed the proposed development plans and schedule for its Direct Shipping Ore (“DSO”) Properties in the Schefferville region of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20081329 Views

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Elk Valley Coal Receives 2007 Mining and Sustainability Award

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Feb. 4, 2008) – Fording Canadian Coal Trust (TSX:FDG.UN) (NYSE:FDG) and Teck Cominco Limited (TSX:TCK.A) (TSX:TCK.B) (NYSE:TCK) are pleased to announce that Elk Valley Coal’s Fording River Operations will be awarded the 2007 Mining and Sustainability Award at a ceremony in Cranbrook, B.C. on February 28, 2008. The award is presented annually by the Mining Association of British Columbia and the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources to publicly recognize companies, communities, First Nations, non-governmental organizations, government agencies and individuals committed to advancing and promoting sustainable development in the B.C. mining and minerals sector.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20081212 Views

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