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Friday, November 21, 2014

Supreme Court to hear landmark case involving Metis, non status Indians
OTTAWA - The question of whether the federal government has the same responsibility to the country's Metis and non-status Indians as it does to status Indians and Inuit has fallen to the Supreme Court of Canada.....Read More
Teen who was assaulted, left for dead by river to meet men who found her
WINNIPEG - A teen who was viciously beaten, assaulted and left to die beside a Winnipeg river was planning Thursday to meet the men who rescued her.....Read More
Nisga'a sign pipeline benefits deal with B.C., back LNG projects
VICTORIA - The Nisga'a Nation has signed an agreement with the B.C. government to receive benefits from proposed liquefied natural gas projects.....Read More
Mounties begin arrests on Burnaby Mountain to dismantle pipeline protests
BURNABY, B.C. - RCMP moved into an anti-pipeline encampment near Vancouver on Thursday, arresting at least a dozen people for violating a court injunction ordering protesters to clear the way for work crews to return to the area.....Read More
Two Row Times facing almost $500,000 lawsuit, allegations of fraud in "partnership" dispute
A legal battle citing allegations of fraud and misappropriation of funds totalling almost half a million dollars is surrounding a partnership dispute at an area publication.....Read More
US task force on tribal youth and violence urges creation of new office, more funding
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - American Indian and Alaska Native children are exposed to violence at rates higher than any other social group in the U.S., according to a new report that urges creation of a new Native American affairs office, additional federal funding and other measures to combat the problem.....Read More
Residential school lawsuits trial in Newfoundland and Labrador delayed
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Former Newfoundland and Labrador residential school students suing for an apology and compensation listened Tuesday to procedural wrangling that could delay their case for months.....Read More
Oneida Indians plan New York casino expansion with luxury outlet mall as new competition looms
ALBANY, N.Y. - With new casino competition looming, the Oneida Indians announced plans Wednesday to develop a luxury outlet centre with about 60 stores at their Turning Stone Resort Casino.....Read More
Manitoba moves to get children under government care out of hotels
WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is promising to wind down the use of hotels to house children in need of emergency foster care, but the great-aunt of a teenager who was killed after running away from one wonders why it took the searing spotlight of a tragedy to make changes.....Read More
Publication being sued for almost $500,000, alleges fraud
A legal battle citing allegations of fraud and misappropriation of funds totalling almost half a million dollars is surrounding a partnership dispute at an area publication.....Read More
Manitoba moves to get children under government care out of hotels
WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is promising to wind down the use of hotels to house children in need of emergency foster care, but the great-aunt of teen who was killed after running away from one wonders why it took the searing spotlight of a tragedy to make changes.....Read More
First Nation says New Brunswick hasn't heeded requests for road repair money
OTTAWA - A New Brunswick First Nation says its requests for money from the province to repair its crumbling roads have gone unheeded.....Read More
Anti pipeline protesters rally on Burnaby Mountain as injunction deadline passes
BURNABY, B.C. - As the deadline for an injunction passed directing protesters to clear the way for Kinder Morgan pipeline survey crews, many vowed to defy the court's order......Read More
Millions needed to repair roads in New Brunswick's First Nation communities
OTTAWA - Chief George Ginnish of Eel Ground First Nation has a blunt assessment of the roads in his community: "They're the worst roads in New Brunswick."....Read More
Labrador residential school lawsuits claim Ottawa is liable for abuses
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Fred Andersen and other former students of residential schools in Labrador will be in court in St. John's, N.L., Tuesday to fight for an apology and compensation from Ottawa....Read More
First Nation no longer cut off: Bridge damaged by 2013 Alberta flooding reopens
SIKSIKA, Alta. - The Siksika reserve east of Calgary is no longer divided following the reopening of a bridge that was badly damaged in last year's flooding....Read More
West east pipeline still most viable option for Alberta oilsands crude: Mulcair
OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair's enthusiasm for a west-to-east oil pipeline has not dimmed, despite mounting opposition among environmentalists and provincial politicians in the NDP's home base of Quebec.....Read More
Aboriginal healer sexually assaulted teen who was recovering from rape
WINNIPEG - An aboriginal healer has been sentenced to two years in jail for sexually assaulting a Winnipeg teen during treatment sessions designed to help her cope with a previous rape.....Read More
Alberta First nations oppose B.C.'s site C dam project; launching lawsuit
EDMONTON - Alberta aboriginals have joined British Columbia First Nations in filing legal challenges to a B.C. Hydro proposal for another dam on the Peace River.....Read More
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