Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Message to the new minister


Obidiah Message to the new minister. 

On the occasion of a new minister being appointed to be in charge of Indians. (Okay, a month after he was appointed. I've been busy preparing for the spring flood don't you know.) 

Welcome, to our world.  

So, here you are a white man. In charge of “Indians” eh? So isn't that a fine kettle of fish? How does your training and “civil society” steer through that one eh? But actually, it's easy. I mean you're elected to Parliament to serve the country and this is a part of that. You didn't... I mean we didn't design this arrangement. We were born into it eh? Yes. So let us see what things we will make of it. 

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Going to Mars

No doubt you've read about the Dutch company that's planning a one-way trip to Mars. At least planning a kind of reality show based on the earthlings who've applied to leave earth forever and settle on Mars.

Read more: Going to Mars

Whatever Trevor

Dis is Trevor.

Education & Training

Blast from the past: FP archive

When is Consultation, Consultation?

Ovide Mercredi

National Chief – AFN

During a Treaty Roundtable meeting of the Alberta Chiefs, I took note of a federal government document outlining their strategy to define and ultimately impose their own form of self-government. Read more...

Letting go of residential schools

by Gilbert Oskaboose, Nov 1993 First Perspective

There is a lot of "unfinished business" in Indian Country. Garbage that we as a people have never really dealt with. Chief among them is the whole issue of those infamous residential schools and their impact on people. Read more...


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ANALYSIS - Bill Gallagher

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Under the Northern Sky by Xavier Kataquapit

Under the Northern Sky by Xavier Kataquapit


Regional Media Officer– Temp (Until Nov 2015) –F/T Position

Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition / NDP Research Office

Location:131 Queen Street, Suite 10-02, Ottawa, ON


Communicate regularly with regional media outlets (community newspapers, radio stations, student media, ethnic media, etc.) to propose ideas for interviews and opinion content Read more...

Canadian Chamber of Commerce Aboriginal Workforce Report

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce released a report that highlights initiatives to improve the workforce participation of Aboriginal peoples. 

Opportunity Found: Improving the Participation of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada’s Workforce (December 2013)  

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Tue Sep 23 @ 3:00PM - 04:15PM
FNHMA National Conference 2014
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INIHKD & Manitoba NEAHR Conference 2014


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