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Friday, October 31, 2014

Prentice reboots talks with one of two Lubican groups
EDMONTON- Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says he's rebooting talks with a northern aboriginal band that has been seeking a land in the heart of the oilsands region for decades.....Read More
Fires on Manitoba reserves 'high risk' but only $4M given out: internal document
WINNIPEG - An internal report from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada estimates it will take a $28-million injection of federal funding to reduce the number of deadly fires on Manitoba reserves, but only a fraction of that amount has been approved.....Read More
Shawn Atleo becomes Canada's first 'Shqwi qwal' or speaker for better relations
NANAIMO, B.C. - Premier Christy Clark has appointed former Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo as a relationship builder between First Nations and British Columbians.....Read More
NDP members use procedural stall tactics to stage committee protest
OTTAWA - Several House of Commons committees have not sat since June, and others only a handful of times, after the NDP threw up a procedural roadblock.....Read More
Nova Scotia woman accused of defrauding aboriginal employment organization
AFTON, NOVA SCOTIA - The RCMP have charged a woman after an organization that provides employment training for aboriginals in Nova Scotia was allegedly defrauded of more than $350,000 over three years.....Read More
TransCanada files application to NEB for Energy East crude pipeline
CALGARY - After dozens of open houses and thousands of conversations across six provinces, TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) has filed its regulatory application for its massive cross-Canada Energy East pipeline.....Read More
Final arguments in Six Nations girl's cancer case
A Brantford judge is now left to deliberate on a decision in a precedent-setting case of a Six Nations girl who chose to forego chemotherapy in favour of traditional and alternative medicine to fight her leukemia.....Read More
Judge: Central California casino to remain closed until rival tribal factions settle dispute
FRESNO, Calif. - A casino at the centre of a tribe's internal power struggle will remain closed until rival factions that operate it can settle their differences that recently erupted into an armed confrontation, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.....Read More
Backlash over 'Pocahottie' and 'Fat Girl' Halloween costumes
A woman says some Halloween costumes being sold in Winnipeg are offensive to aboriginal culture.WINNIPEG, MANITOBA-A Manitoba store is getting negative attention for selling several First Nations costumes that mimic traditional aboriginal regalia and clothing.....Read More
Minorities earn more working in public sector than private sector: CCPA
OTTAWA - A new report says it pays to work in the public sector - especially if you're a minority.....Read More
Treaty First Nation in B.C. votes to implement living wage policy for workers
PORT ALBERNI, B.C. - A Vancouver Island First Nation is implementing a living-wage policy, boosting the pay of some of its workers by almost $7 an hour.....Read More
Cree leaders in Quebec use social media for campaign against uranium
Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come and environmental activist David Suzuki launch the #StandAgainstUranium social media campaign. (Facebook)Cree leaders in Quebec are taking to social media to drum up support for their campaign against uranium development in their territory.....Read More
City names new police chief
Lethbridge, AB - an award-winning police chief from northern Ontario will lead police services in Lethbridge.....Read More
First Nations have one more month to comply with financial transparency act
OTTAWA - The federal government warned Monday it will take action against First Nations that don't comply by next month with the new financial accountability act.....Read More
Confederacy and band must work together on Bill C-10: councillor
Six Nations Band Councillor Helen Miller says both the Confederacy and elected council must work together now that Bill C-10 has passed third reading in the Senate.....Read More
Hospital: Teen wounded in Washington school shooting dies
MARYSVILLE, Wash. - One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Sunday night, raising the number of fatalities from when a student opened fire in a cafeteria to three.....Read More
B.C. ceremony marks hanging of First Nations chiefs 150 years ago
QUESNEL, B.C. - On a grey, bone-chilling day commemorating the hanging of a group of aboriginal chiefs in British Columbia 150 years ago, pounding drums and singing voices heralded new beginnings and brighter times.....Read More
First Nations school joins Saskatoon public school division
WHITECAP, Sask. - A First Nations school just outside Saskatoon has become the first to join a public education division in Saskatchewan.....Read More
Justice for Tsilhqot'in finally arrives 150 years after war hangings
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - Grand Chief Ed John was a young lawyer when he spoke more than 30 years ago at the University of Victoria's new law-school building named after Matthew Begbie, British Columbia's hanging judge.....Read More
First Nations chief gives lessons about hangings 150 years later
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - It wasn't long ago that an RCMP officer asked Chief Joe Alphonse for some help in understanding the people of his First Nation.....Read More
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