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Friday, December 19, 2014

Judge finds man guilty of killing, burning Saskatoon woman's body
SASKATOON - A man accused of killing a woman he met in a bar a decade ago and burning her body was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with no parole for 15 years.....Read More
Aboriginal leader threatens legal action over teacher's Facebook comments
WINNIPEG - An aboriginal leader says a Winnipeg high school teacher should be fired immediately over social media comments about First Nations.....Read More
Manitoba fire commissioner says inspections can de done without evictions
WINNIPEG - Manitoba's fire commissioner says First Nations could do informal housing inspections for fire hazards without mass evictions.....Read More
New Brunswick government introducing moratorium on hydraulic fracturing
FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government is introducing a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing that the premier says won't be lifted until five conditions are met.....Read More
Two Six Nations men have been charged in an armed robbery at I.Q. Smoke Shop on Highway 54 Tuesday, December 16th at 1:00 A.M.....Read More
High court gives B.C. First Nation leverage for cultural, economic wish list
VICTORIA - When the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a land title decision in favour of British Columbia's Tsilhqot'in Nation, aboriginal leaders celebrated saying it gives their group a solid legal weapon to remind governments and potential industrial developers of who holds the power....Read More
RCMP working to improve mental health care for members after suicides, shootings
For 13 hours straight, the RCMP officer stood guard on what had been a quiet residential street, waiting and watching for a gunman who had shot five of his colleagues and was stalking the woods somewhere behind him.....Read More
B.C. gives five northern First Nations cash to study LNG related employment
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The B.C. government is giving money to a group of five First Nations to study liquefied natural gas-related job opportunities.....Read More
Albertans tell province to do more to protect water; government releases plan
EDMONTON - Albertans say they want the province to do much more to protect and conserve fresh water.....Read More
Agreement between midwives and B.C. born from months of negotiations
VICTORIA - After months of negotiations, British Columbia and its registered midwives have reached a five-year agreement.....Read More
Manitoba chief says fire inspections would condemn reserve homes
WINNIPEG - The chief of a northern Manitoba reserve where a baby girl died in a house fire said his band can't afford to have its homes inspected for fire hazards.....Read More
Tranquillizing, handling polar bears doesn't hurt them: study
A newly published study says shooting polar bears with tranquillizer darts, handling them and leaving them with radio collars doesn't do any lasting harm - even if a bear is captured as many as 10 times.....Read More
Navajo Nation buys back tribal masks sold at disputed Paris auction that nets $1.1 million
PARIS - When diplomacy and a plea to return sacred ceremonial masks to an American Indian tribe in the United States failed, officials from the Navajo Nation travelled to the Paris auction house selling the items and started bidding for them.....Read More
Inquest told Manitoba reserve had no chance fighting house fire without truck
WINNIPEG - RCMP officers who responded to two fatal house fires on remote Manitoba reserves described Monday the futile efforts of neighbours trying to douse the flames with buckets, wet towels and little more than the water pressure of a garden hose.....Read More
Navajo Nation buys back tribal masks sold at disputed Paris auction
PARIS - Navajo officials spent several hundred thousand euros to buy back seven tribal masks at an auction Monday in Paris - a sale that went ahead despite efforts by the U.S. government to stop it.....Read More
Food fight in Ottawa feeds hope that North's hunger pains will eventually ease
IQALUIT, Nunavut - The line-up for Iqaluit's soup kitchen stretches out the door, down a flight of wooden steps and onto the icy street. Dozens of people wait patiently in -40 C cold, braced against the gusting shards of wind.....Read More
Cree MP accused by Cree senator of acting like a 'white man'
Senator Lillian Dyck at her home in Saskatoon. A Cree, she is in a spat with an MP who is also a Cree, over use of the term 'white man.'A First Nations transparency bill slated to pass the Senate Thursday has attracted new controversy after a Senate Liberal accused the Conservative MP behind the legislation of acting like a “white man.”....Read More
RCMP charge fine options court coordinator on Saskatchewan reserve with fraud
BIG RIVER, Sask. - RCMP have charged a woman with more than 100 counts of fraud and forgery for allegedly running a court scam out of a reserve in northern Saskatchewan.....Read More
Family says inquest report into Winnipeg ER death a 'wasted opportunity'
WINNIPEG - The family of a man who died during a 34-hour wait in an emergency room says an inquest into his death was "a wasted opportunity" to get at the root causes of racism against aboriginal people in Canada's health-care system.....Read More
First Nations angry that NAFTA environment body won't probe Canadian salmon farms
MONTREAL - Environmentalists and First Nations are angry that NAFTA's environmental watchdog has rejected a recommendation to investigate Canada's handling of salmon farms along the British Columbia coast.....Read More
Justice Department says tribes can legalize pot but with certain conditions
GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.....Read More
Impose health regulations on prostitutes, run industry like a business: report
OTTAWA - The Canadian Public Health Association is calling on the government to regulate the sex industry as a business with rules to protect the safety of prostitutes.....Read More
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