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Swampy Cree Tribal Council Splits from MKO over nuclear storage – NCI FM

The Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak is fracturing over what critics of Grand Chief David Harper are calling a “major breach of trust.” Swampy Cree Tribal Council says they are leaving the MKO because Harper struck an agreement with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization.  A joint statement from the seven members of SWTC says Harper struck the agreement last […]

by NationTalk on March 13, 2015188 Views

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The price of Winnipeg’s water: one reserve’s man-made misery and isolation – Times Colonist

March 12, 2015 SHOAL LAKE, Ont. – More than 30 years have passed, but Janis Redsky can still see the flashing lights of the ambulance she desperately needed. She was pregnant and crippled by searing abdominal pains, stranded on her reserve Shoal Lake 40 — an island carved off a century ago for construction of […]

by NationTalk on March 13, 2015214 Views

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Winnipeg police need help finding Drew Leask, 16 – CBC

Mar 12, 2015 Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 16-year-old girl. Drew Leask was last seen in the Central Park area of the city on the evening of March 10. She is described as 5-foot-7 and 130 pounds with long brown hair. Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-police-need-help-finding-drew-leask-16-1.2991985

by NationTalk on March 12, 2015245 Views

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Manitoba Government Updgrades Gardenton Floodway to Protect Homes, Properties in South Manitoba

March 12, 2015 Waterway Near Vita to Receive Significant Rehabilitation: Minister Kostyshyn The 92-year-old Gardenton Floodway near Vita is being rebuilt and strengthened to help protect homes, property and infrastructure from Roseau River flood waters, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today. “The Gardenton Floodway has withstood many floods over the years and the […]

by NationTalk on March 12, 2015323 Views

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Domestic trafficking an issue for aboriginal women and girls, says Canadian author – CBC

‘Society doesn’t care about missing and murdered indigenous women,’ says Anupriya Sethi Mar 12, 2015 An expert on domestic sex trafficking of aboriginal girls in Canada says a national-level strategy is needed on the issue. Anupriya Sethi delivered the morning keynote at a one-day public forum organized by the Winnipeg Sexually Exploited Youth Community Coalition on Thursday. Sethi wrote the […]

by NationTalk on March 12, 2015197 Views

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AFN National Chief Tells House of Commons Committee to Withdraw Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Legislation

AFN National Chief Tells House of Commons Committee to Withdraw Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Legislation March 12, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today told the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security to withdraw Bill C-51, the proposed federal anti-terrorism legislation. “I am […]

by NationTalk on March 12, 2015336 Views

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Presentation to The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security – Bill C-51

Presentation to The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security – Bill C-51 Bill C-51 is the subject of a great deal of commentary and controversy.  First Nations have a long history in this country of dealing with laws that threaten our rights so we are always on guard against any legislation that could […]

by NationTalk on March 12, 2015293 Views

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Meaningful consultation is key to project success – Journal of Commerce

Mar 12, 2015 As consulting with Aboriginal groups becomes more important to see projects through to completion, there is a right way to go about it, says one First Nation. “Contact us early, contact us directly and work with us through the life of your project. It will save you time,” said Edward Allen, communications […]

by NationTalk on March 12, 2015164 Views

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The North West Company Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings and a Quarterly Dividend

Winnipeg, March 12, 2015 (TSX: NWC): The North West Company Inc. (the “Company” or “North West”) today reported its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter ended January 31, 2015. It also announced that the Board of Directors have declared a dividend of $0.29 per share to shareholders of record on March 31, 2015, to […]

by NationTalk on March 12, 2015249 Views

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Disturbing stats show high number of deaths among Manitoba flood vacuees – CTV

March 11, 2015 Alicia Anderson lost her father John Thompson in 2013 to a heart attack and then her brother Michael that same year to suicide. “He (Michael) was phoning me one night and the next morning he’s gone. He wanted to go home so bad,” said Anderson. Back home meaning to their flooded out […]

by NationTalk on March 12, 2015198 Views

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