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Thursday, April 17, 2014

First Nations bar B.C. from LNG summit over sweet gas assessment exemption
FORT NELSON, B.C. - British Columbia government officials have been kicked out of a First Nations forum on liquefied natural gas over the government's decision to exempt most of the gas produced in the province from mandatory environmental assessment.....Read More
Winnipeg widow tells sentencing hearing she has nightmares of husband's murder
WINNIPEG - A grieving widow says she has nightmares about the terror her husband must have felt the night he was murdered at the Winnipeg pizza shop where he worked.....Read More
Alberta First Nation closes golf course, cultural grounds over safety concerns
EDMONTON - An Alberta First Nation says it is closing its golf course and cultural grounds because a mortar shell was found on the property.....Read More
Alberta hopes forcing bars, restaurants, stores to put up signs will reduce FASD
EDMONTON - Alberta hopes forcing bars, restaurants and liquor stores to put up signs will help prevent fetal alcohol syndrome disorders.....Read More
Metis groups in Saskatchewan and B.C. audited over their finances
OTTAWA - New documents show at least two provincial Metis groups came under scrutiny after questions arose about their management and finances.....Read More
Federal lawyers argued vouching a 'failsafe' before Bill C 23 eliminated it
OTTAWA - A constitutional challenge to voter-identification rules brought in by the Harper government in 2007 may be on its way to the Supreme Court of Canada - where the latest Conservative electoral reforms would create an awkward legal backdrop.....Read More
B.C. First Nation along pipeline route officially rejects Northern Gateway plan
FORT ST. JAMES, B.C. - A group of First Nations with territory covering a quarter of the route for the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline met with federal representatives Friday to officially reject the project.....Read More
MLB great Brooks Robinson seeks over $9.9 million from Seminole tribe over fall at Fla. casino
MIAMI - Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson is seeking a settlement of $9.9 million from the Seminole Indian tribe over injuries he suffered in a 2012 fall from a stage at the tribe's South Florida casino......Read More
Oneida Indian Nation and National Congress of American Indians Applaud the UN for Condemning the Hurtful Name of Washington's NFL Team
Human rights expert and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya today called the Washington NFL team's current R-word team name a "hurtful reminder of past suffering of Native Americans.".....Read More
B.C. First Nation along pipeline route officially rejects Northern Gateway plan
FORT ST. JAMES, B.C. - A group of First Nations with territory covering a quarter of the route for the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline has gathered in central British Columbia today to official reject the project.....Read More
New federal Natural Resources minister emphasizes role of First Nations
MONTREAL - Canada's new Natural Resources minister says First Nations must be an integral part of the process for any new energy or mining project....Read More
Adam Beach bringing 'pop up' film theatres to First Nations reserves
TORONTO - Film and TV star Adam Beach says he's hoping a plan to bring first-run and aboriginal films to First Nations reserves in Canada will help unify families and inspire a new generation of aboriginal filmmakers....Read More
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