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Grassy Narrows toxic tap water not fixed by boiling, expert says – CBC

Sep 02, 2015 No safe level for human consumption of chemicals found in First Nations’ tap water A biology professor who specializes in water quality and human health says the chemicals found in drinking water at a northern Ontario First Nation are “disturbing.” Grassy Narrows (Asubpeeschoseewagong) First Nation, located about 100 kilometres north of Kenora, […]

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The Recession: Partnership with First Nations would supercharge the economy – Net Newsledger

2 September 2015 THUNDER BAY – GUEST EDITORIAL – It’s official. Canada is in a recession. The cold hard truth is First Nations have been in economic depression since Canada carved out the first postage-stamp size reserves over 200 years ago. Neither of us needs to be in this position. Given the chance and the […]

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LIVE – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Election Priorities – Net Newsledger

2 September 2015 OTTAWA – Today at 1 PM EST at the National Press Gallery, Assembly of First Nations, National Chief Perry Bellegarde will present the AFN’s First Nation priorities for the upcoming federal election October 19th, 2015. The AFN is working to encourage a “Get Out the Vote” effort to boost First Nation voter […]

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Grassy Narrows Chief Fobister calls on all candidates to make clean water commitments – Net Newsledger

2 September 2015 Grassy Narrows – ANISHINAABE – Chief Fobister, from Grassy Narrows states, “The government of Canada failed to act for 15 years after it knew that Grassy Narrows water violated safety limits for tubidity and possible cancer causing chemicals”. In a statement issued by Grassy Narrows First Nation the band says, “Health Canada […]

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Harper, Trudeau clash on budgets, deficits, following StatsCan recession report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 2, 2015 OTTAWA _ Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau are duelling over deficits today in the wake of Statistics Canada’s recession pronouncement. The Conservative and Liberal leaders are offering a sharp difference of opinion on the economic way forward after the agency reported on Tuesday that the economy contracted for a second […]

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Prairie Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 2, 2015 (Alta-Walmart-Pepper-Spray) Two people had to be treated at hospital after an irate customer at an Edmonton store unleashed pepper spray. At least 10 bystanders were also affected when the spray was discharged last evening at a Walmart in the city’s west end. Emergency officials say someone got […]

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The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Sept. 2 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 1, 2015 EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Wednesday, Sept. 2 as of 9 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local unless otherwise noted. Queries about these events and stories in The Canadian Press report should […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 201573 Views

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These are the unsolved stories of Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women – CBC

They include 17-year-old Fonessa Bruyere who asked her mother, “What would you do if I died?” shortly before her body was discovered in a field north of Winnipeg in 2007. They include 15-year-old Tina Fontaine who is remembered by her family as “the perfect little girl.” Her body was found, wrapped in a bag, in […]

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First Nations risk losing funding if they fail to file finances by midnight – CBC

Sep 01, 2015 First Nations Financial Transparency Act requires bands to make financial information public First Nations bands have until midnight tonight to submit information about their finances to the federal government or they risk losing funding, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said, clarifying earlier communications that had said the deadline was last Friday. As […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 201570 Views

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Political Accord: Ontario and First Nations come to terms – Canadian Mining Journal

Aug 31, 2015 TORONTO – On Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, the province of Ontario and the First Nations chiefs of Ontario signed a historic political accord to create a bilateral relationship that recognizes the treaty relationships between the two sides. The Ontario premier and First Nations leadership will meet twice a year to advance their […]

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