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After rocky past, a First Nation builds power – Toronto Star

Oct 06 2015 A new business venture on Taykwa Tagamou First Nation promises jobs and revenue for its people. SMOOTH ROCK FALLS, ONT.—Sixty-five-year-old Peter Archibald has trekked the sharp cut down to the Abitibi River more times than he cares to remember. It’s a route he navigated years before there was a bumpy gravel road […]

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Harper says ‘most’ cases of murdered aboriginal women are solved – The Globe and Mail

Oct. 06, 2015 Conservative Leader Stephen Harper isn’t budging on his refusal to hold a federal inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, framing the issue Tuesday as a law-and-order problem and noting police have solved most of the crimes. Advocates for an inquiry swiftly criticized Harper for taking an overly narrow view of violence […]

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Prep Business Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 7, 2015 The Toronto stock market advanced for a third straight session yesterday as sharply rising oil prices supported a continuing rally in the energy sector. Toronto’s S-and-P / T-S-X index closed 95 points higher at 13,647. In New York, the Dow Jones rose 13 points to 16,790. And […]

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Children are getting sick, our people are struggling – Neskantaga FN Chief Moonias – – Net Newsledger

October 6, 2015 Health Crisis Demonstrates Double Standard – Ontario Regional Chief Day TORONTO – Problems across Northern Ontario communities with water continue. There are First Nation communities that live under boil water orders, and in some cases have been unable to access local safe drinking water for years. Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day, Chair […]

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Sisters in Spirit vigil honours murdered and missing Aboriginal women – Brock Press

October 6, 2015 On Oct. 1, students, community members, faculty and staff assembled in the Sankey Chamber for a Sisters in Spirit vigil. The Indigenous Solidarity Committee at Brock organized the event in order to raise awareness for missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Starting on Sept. 21, Brock students have been creating physical […]

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“The System has Failed These Youth” – NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler – Net Newsledger

October 5 2015 THUNDER BAY – A provincial inquest into the deaths of seven Anishinaabe youth is getting underway in Thunder Bay today. The inquest has taken three years for it to start, and is expected to examine the reasons, and come up with solutions to prevent the deaths of other students in Thunder Bay. […]

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Niqab ban same as residential schools, says Zarqa Nawaz – CBC

Oct 06, 2015 One of Canada’s most prominent Muslim women has likened the Conservatives’ stance on the niqab to the Canadian government’s previous decision to implement residential schools. Zarqa Nawaz, best known as creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie, told CBC’s Windsor Morning that Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are making a mistake and putting Muslim […]

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Long pathway’ ahead for jurors at inquest into deaths of aboriginal students – Toronto Star

Oct 05 2015 A cramped courtroom prompts complaints; the presiding coroner urges participants to respond to anticipated differences “with wisdom not with anger.” Inquest is examining the deaths of young people who left reserves to attend high school. After beginning in a Thunder Bay court room too small to accommodate the families of seven dead […]

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Queen’s professor emeritus wins Nobel Prize – Queen’s Gazette

October 6, 2015 Queen’s University professor emeritus Arthur McDonald is the co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics. The announcement, made Tuesday morning by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, said Dr. McDonald won the award, along with Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo, “for their key contributions to the experiments […]

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Neskantaga First Nation demands action on 20-year boil-water advisory – CBC

Federal candidates must address First Nations health as election issue, chief says Oct 05, 2015 The Neskantaga First Nation in northern Ontario is demanding that all federal parties make First Nations health an election issue. The fly-in community in the James Bay lowlands has the longest-standing boil-water advisory in the country — more than 20 […]

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