‘You would never do this to your ancestors,’ chief tells workers
By Sarah Petrescu, Victoria Times Colonist
The sharp roar of saws and a generator coming from a construction site on Grace Islet Tuesday morning was too much for Tseycum Chief Vern Jacks.
Read more: Protesters disrupt construction over First Nations burial ground on islet off Saltspring Island
By Chinta Puxley The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Metis Federation is accusing the Canadian Museum for Human Rights of censorship and is threatening to boycott the institution because it is excluding a decorated Metis musician from its grand opening.
Read more: Metis threaten to boycott human rights museum
By: Cam Fortems
Release of First Nations financial documents by the federal government shows a wide discrepancy in salaries of regional First Nations leaders, ranging from a high of $80,000 to a low of $45,000 — with little relationship between the size of the community and the chief’s income.
Read more: From $80K to $45K, First Nations chiefs’ salaries vary
By: Oliver Sachgau
Winnipeg Free Press
AFTER an all-night wake Tuesday, Winnipeg's Homeless Hero will receive his final farewell at Thunderbird House this morning.
Read more: Tears, prayers, memories at fallen hero's wake
by Erin Knutson - Invermere Valley Echo
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Mark Strahl, and Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks were in the Columbia Valley on Monday, August 18th to hear local ideas about increasing aboriginal participation in the labour force.
Read more: Local First Nations employment partnerships eyed