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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.



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.

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by NationTalk on November 2, 20071148 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, 20071351 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, 20071098 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, 20071531 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, 20071348 Views

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NAN Supports KI At Final Court Proceedings

Wednesday October 24, 2007

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler together with Kitchenuhuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) members and supporters from across NAN territory will gather at the final court proceeding involving the remote fly-in community and junior mining exploration company Platinex Inc. in Thunder Bay Thursday.

DATE: Thursday October 25, 2007

TIME: 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Ontario Superior Court
277 Camelot Street
Thunder Bay, ON

by NationTalk on October 25, 20071375 Views

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Community Forum: Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Thursday, OCTOBER 25, 2007
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
1607 East Hastings
Time: 9:30 to 4:00

This community forum is to engage and inform the Vancouver Aboriginal Community on the issue of deaths in police custody in British Columbia. The forum is an opportunity for the community to learn about civilian oversight of the police and to get their input and ensure that it is reflected at the upcoming inquiry into the death of Frank Joseph Paul.


Author: Warren Goulding,
“Just Another Indian, A Serial Killer and Canada’s Indifference.”

Lawyer: Cameron Ward,
Mr Ward has appeared before the Commission for Complaints against the RCMP, the British Columbia Police Complaints Commission and the Supreme Court of Canada

Pathologist: Dr. John C. Butt
C.M., M.D., F.R.C. Path
Dr. Butt is one of Canada’s most respected forensic pathologist and developed the most modern and comprehensive death investigation system in Canada

Noel Tait – Kyle Tait’s mother
In 2005 Kyle Tait was shot and killed by a New Westminster Police Officer. The Coroners Inquest into his death has yet to be held but the internal investigation cleared the officer of any wrongdoing.

Leonard Cler-Cunningham:
Vancouver writer, researcher and broadcaster working on an investigative documentary on Aboriginal deaths in police custody in British Columbia

by NationTalk on October 24, 20071797 Views

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Prosecution Seeks Minimum 12 Years of Federal Penitentiary Time

If Convicted, Mohawk Shawn Brant Faces Serious Jail Time

(October 15, 2007) On Friday, October 12th, Mohawk spokesperson Shawn Brant of Tyendinaga appeared in court to finalize the details of his impending trial.

Released on bail after spending two months in pre-trial custody, Shawn is currently facing a total of 9 charges in relation to two blockades, one in April 2007, and the other as part of the Aboriginal National Day of Action on June 29, 2007. Included in these charges are 6 “mischief” charges, which the Crown has elected to proceed on by indictment.

The Ottawa-based Crown, Robert Morrison, has indicated that he intends to seek a minimum of 2 years imprisonment per charge, for a minimum sentence of 12 years in a federal penitentiary.

by NationTalk on October 19, 20071473 Views

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MMF Congratulates Metis in Saskatchewan on Court Victory

FORT QU’APPELLE – Today marks another victory for the Metis Nation and the recognition of Metis harvesting rights in Saskatchewan as Donald Belhumeur was found not guilty for angling without a provincial licence. The trial concludes nearly six years after his charges on March, 2002 at Katepwa Lake, Saskatchewan.

“This ruling confirms that the Metis have rights,” said MMF President David Chartrand. “We will continue to protect the value of our traditions and our right to provide for our families. I want to congratulate and thank Mr. Belhumeur as well as lead Counsel and President Clem Chartier and his team for their success.”

by NationTalk on October 19, 20071720 Views

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OUTREACH SESSION – Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement’s – COMMON EXPERIENCE PAYMENT

October 18, 2007

Native Canadian Centre
16 Spadina Rd
Oct 16 / Oct 23/ Nov 6

Spirit of the People
360 Bloor Street West
Oct 18 / Nov 15

Queen West Health Clinic
168 Bathurst Street
Oct 19 / Nov 2 / Nov 16 / Nov 30

Wigwamen Terrace
14 Spadina Rd
Oct 10 / Oct 24 / Nov 7 / Nov 21

St Christopher House
558 Queen Street West
Oct 11 / Oct 18 / Oct 25 / Nov 8 / Nov 22

Canadian Aboriginal Festival
Rogers Centre
Nov 30 to Dec 2 All Day

For further information on scheduled outreach and information sessions, please call 416-993-6580 or email [email protected]

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Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement’s

by NationTalk on October 18, 20071350 Views

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