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Iqaluit RCMP Lay Charges in Death of Cst. Scott

Iqaluit, Nunavut – November 7, 2007 – RCMP today charged Pingoatuk (Ping) Kolola of Kimmirut, Nunavut, with first degree murder in the shooting death Monday of RCMP Cst. Douglas Scott.

Kolola, 37, a resident of Kimmirut, was taken into police custody without incident at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday and transported by RCMP aircraft to Iqaluit where he remains in custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

A news conference will be held today at 3:30 p.m. in the Baffin Room of the Frobisher Inn in Iqaluit to provide updates.

For further information contact (867) 975-4422 or (867) 975-4787.

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by NationTalk on November 8, 20071353 Views

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Inquest Jury Finds Cause of Death as Homicide

NOVEMBER 5, 2007

Peter Grant and Associates is proud to have represented Corinna Hall in her struggle to obtain an inquest into the death of her daughter, Savanah Brianna Marie Hall, who died in foster care in January 2001. After a year and a half of effort on Corinna’s behalf, an inquest was finally announced in March 2007. It commenced on October 22, 2007, in Prince George, B.C.

by NationTalk on November 7, 20071348 Views

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November 6, 2007 Update: “KI Taking a Stand to Protect Homelands”

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November 6, 2007

From: Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Ontario
Update: “KI Taking a Stand to Protect Homelands”

As of Tuesday, November 6, 2007 there has been no response received from Platinex to confirm whether the community position of no entry is respected or whether a new approach is being developed. However, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug was and continues to be prepared since November 2, 2006 to enforce its community position. Also the KI trappers, hunters and fishermen are still at the Nemeigusabins Lake Customary Homelands carrying out their customary livelihood pursuits. These pursuits on the land will be carried out throughout the winter and into next summer as they have been since time immemorial.

by NationTalk on November 7, 20071094 Views

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KI Taking a Stand to Protect Homelands

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November 2, 2007

From: Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Ontario

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug is a small, remote, far northern Ontario First Nation being sued by Platinex Inc. junior mining exploration company for $10 billion. The province issued licences and permits to Platinex Inc. for exploration and drilling without notifying or consulting with Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug. It also gave the company special exemptions for required work on their mining claims. The community told the mining company it was not welcome in their customary homelands. Platinex sued Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug. The costs of the legal proceedings have bankrupted the community and they can no longer afford the Ontario justice system. Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug have taken their only recourse and moved out onto their customary homelands from which they acquire their sustenance.

by NationTalk on November 7, 20071086 Views

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Indian Residential School Settlement Update November 1, 2007

ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN

The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) has been approved and was implemented on September 19, 2007.

It is estimated that there are approximate 80,000 former students alive today, who will be receiving a Common Experience Payment (CEP).

by NationTalk on November 3, 20072317 Views

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Residential Schools Settlement Update for November 2nd, 2007

Please click here to view an information advisory in regard to the processing of Common Experience Payment (CEP) applications.

The next status update will be available on November 7th, 2007.

INFORMATION ADVISORY:

RE: PROCESSING OF COMMON EXPERIENCE PAYMENT (CEP) APPLICATIONS

Ottawa, November 1, 2007 – On September 19, 2007 the Government of Canada began receiving applications for the Common Experience Payment (CEP) which is one element of the court-supervised Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

As you may have already submitted your CEP application form for processing, please be assured that the government is working to process applications as quickly and efficiently as possible. Since implementation there has been an overwhelmingly positive response to the Common Experience Payment by former students, much higher than originally anticipated. Within the first six weeks the Government received almost 70,000 applications. This large volume has caused some delays in processing.

View full Information advisory.

by NationTalk on November 2, 20071051 Views

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Appeal Filed in Federal Court Ruling Regarding Imperial’s Red Chris Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Oct. 31, 2007) – Imperial Metals Corporation (TSX:III) reports that appeals have been filed by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Minister of Natural Resources, the Attorney General of Canada and by bcMetals Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of Imperial Metals Corporation) in connection with the September 25, 2007 ruling of the Federal Court of Canada which set aside the Federal Screening Report of bcMetals’ Red Chris project, issued in May, 2006.

by NationTalk on October 31, 20071265 Views

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Residential Schools Settlement Update for October 31st, 2007

The Independent Assessment Process (IAP) Intake Centre has received a lot of applications and they are working through them as quickly as possible. If you submitted an IAP application and have not yet received a letter of Acknowledgement, do not worry because you should receive your Acknowledgement letter shortly.

The next status update will be available on November 7, 2007.

by NationTalk on October 31, 20071002 Views

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Ontario Forces KI to Withdraw from Legal Process

THUNDER BAY, ON Thursday October 25, 2007: Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) spokesperson John Cutfeet today delivered a statement to Ontario Superior Court Justice Patrick Smith withdrawing the remote fly-in community from a court process it’s been engaged in since mining exploration company Platinex Inc. sued the community for $10 billion after KI requested drilling equipment be removed from their traditional territory February 2006.

“Due to the refusal of our treaty partner, the Government of Ontario, to deal seriously with the funding and compensation aspect of previous Superior court rulings, KI is no longer able to continue the court process, as legal and consultation costs are impacting community programming,” said Cutfeet.

by NationTalk on October 26, 20071367 Views

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Public Safety at Risk Without Targeted Investments in Federal Corrections

Mental health initiatives, timely offender programs, and implementing measures to address institutional violence and death must be priorities

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Oct. 25, 2007) – Too many offenders spend their time in prison without getting the correctional programs they need. The result is ongoing despair and violence on the inside and increased risk of individuals re-offending once released. According to the Annual Report of the Correctional Investigator, Canada’s Corrections Ombudsman, the federal prison system, hampered by increasingly complex demands, has presented limited signs of progress in key areas of concern that have public safety implications.

by NationTalk on October 25, 20071255 Views

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