By: Suzanne Leclair
In July, on the day after the Ontario Court handed a victory to Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) against KWG Resources (TSXV: KWG) regarding a potential road into the Ring of Fire, Cliffs’ legal representative flew to Marten Falls, an aboriginal community in the Ring of Fire region to explain the implications of the decision to the chiefs at their annual general meeting. After his presentation, Cliffs’ representative fielded his first question from one of the chiefs: “How can two mining companies fight in a Toronto court over land that is simply not theirs?” With that simple question, the chief underscored the challenges as to who can lead the development of a transportation corridor into the isolated but mineral-rich region.
Read more: First Nations poised to emerge as leaders in Ring of Fire development
William Stodalka / Alaska Highway News
Liz Logan is the newly elected chief of Fort Nelson First Nation.
Read more: Fort Nelson First Nation elects new chief
News / Canada
The public may never know what exact role Child and Family Services played in Tina Fontaine’s life or her death.
By: Chinta Puxley The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG—Investigations are underway to determine whether Manitoba’s social services failed a 15-year-old aboriginal girl who ran away from foster care and was found dead in the Red River.
Read more: Report about murdered teen Tina Fontaine to be kept secret
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The federal government says it is giving $1 million to enable Temagami First Nation to create commercial space as part of the community’s new multi-use facility and business centre.
Read more: Fed money for First Nations business
City has a strategic role to play in healing historic wounds
By: Kate Sjoberg
Winnipeg Free Press
I want to honour Tina Fontaine and Faron Hall, and I want everyone in this city to have prosperous lives free from fear. It is time for homelessness and violence against women, especially indigenous women and girls, to be taken seriously by the civic government and that means new strategies that will stop these tragedies from occurring and create conditions for prosperity for everyone in Winnipeg.
Read more: Fractured city
Sarah Petrescu / Times Colonist
Like many isolated First Nations on Vancouver Island, Ahousaht has limited access to emergency medical response.
Read more: Aboriginals in remote Vancouver Island communities learn first aid
Susan Caribou lost nieces, close-family friends to violence in Manitoba
By Donna Carreiro, CBC News
Sunday dinner at Susan Caribou's is more than just soup and bannock. It is a grassroots effort to nourish the family tree, and wash away the bloodshed that's stained it.
Read more: Cree grandmother reflects on decades of family deaths