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Industry, First Nations share Northern Gateway pipeline ally in Prentice

Carrie Tait

CALGARY — The Globe and Mail

Jim Prentice, soon to be Alberta’s 16th premier, has worked for years to earn the trust of two warring camps in the battle to build an oil pipeline to the west coast: the energy industry and Canada’s First Nations. Now he faces a conundrum: how to get those camps to trust each other.

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U of M obtains major funding for First Nations research

Over $395,293 donated for residential schools and food security studies on campus

Posted in News by Craig Adolphe, Tariq Sohail

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) recently awarded the University of Manitoba $195,657 for the “Embodying empathy” development project, and another $199,636 over three years to find solutions to food insecurity in northern First Nation communities.

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Eight Big Lies History Books Tell About Natives (link)

Vincent Schilling

There Are 566 Federally Recognized Tribes in the U.S.

When I was a student in high school, I learned that George Washington saw Indians in Virginia and possibly heard once or twice about the Cherokee Trail of Tears. But In 18 years of public school (and a few of private Catholic School)—not once did I learn about the multitude of tribes, languages or cultures involved in this country. NOT ONCE.


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Land deal with Ontario’s Ojibway still in contention after 164 years

Robinson Huron Treaty was signed in 1850, covering land from Parry Sound to Sault Ste. Marie and north to Lake Superior

By:Tanya Talaga

Staff Reporter/ Toronto Star

First Nations signatories of one of Canada’s founding treaties are set to start a landmark court action Tuesday against the federal and provincial governments on what they say is a failure to live up to terms of a deal made more than 150 years ago.

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Blast from the past: FP archive

When is Consultation, Consultation?

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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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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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