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White Bear First Nations Pow Wow: honouring the past, looking to the future

Lynne Bell

carlyleobserver.com

The Bear Claw Casino & Hotel's Annual Celebration at White Bear First Nations on Sept. 6 and 7 was a visual spectacle full of colour, pageantry and sound that honoured First Nations culture, tradition and spirituality: commemorating the past, celebrating the present and providing a positive future focus for First Nations people in Saskatchewan and throughout North America.

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Warrior Games: APTN series explores First Nations sports across North America

By Melissa Hank, Postmedia News

How was Steve Sxwithul’txw injured filming Warrior Games? Let us count the ways. In the first episode, the host of the First Nations sports show got a bruised elbow, sore knee and pulled back muscle playing stickball. In this week’s episode, he gets a bruised ego as he’s out-paddled by a girl in war canoe races.

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Treaties across Canada could be affected by Robinson Huron court action

News / World

Nearly 30,000 descendants of the Robinson Huron Treaty receive $4 a year for use of 92,463 square kilometres of land.

By: Tanya Talaga

Staff Reporter

Toronto Star

Canada has “lived a lie” by ignoring its obligations under treaties made with First Nations and the outcome of a court battle concerning $4-a-year annuity payments, which have not been raised for 140 years, could affect annuities across the country, says the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

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Opinion: Economic reconciliation with First Nations looks promising

By Greg D’Avignon, Special to the Vancouver Sun

British Columbia is a diverse and relatively wealthy province. This diversity comes in many forms, including environmental, economic and cultural. Reconciling and harnessing this diversity is what has enabled B.C. to build and sustain a high standard of living and of livability.

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Blast from the past: FP archive

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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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First Nations Cultural Interpreter PM – 02 Riding Mountain National Park Seasonal Indeterminate

(May to October) From $54,543 to $58,764

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

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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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