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UN committee calls on Canada for inquiry into missing, murdered aboriginal women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 6, 2015 GENEVA _ A United Nations committee has joined the chorus of critics who say Canada should establish a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women said Canada has violated the rights of aboriginal women by failing to thoroughly investigate why […]

by NationTalk on March 6, 2015227 Views

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Saskatchewan community in mourning after tot killed by TV falling on him – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 5, 2015 DUCK LAKE, Sask. _ A three-year-old boy has died after a TV fell on top of him at a home on a Saskatchewan reserve. Paramedics were called to a residence on the Beardy’s Okemasis First Nation, north of Saskatoon, earlier this week. Chief Rick Gamble says the boy was climbing […]

by NationTalk on March 6, 2015186 Views

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Businesses in Estevan, Sask., reeling from oil price collapse – CBC

Retailers, welding shops, hotels feeling the pinch Mar 05, 2015 Estevan, the city at the centre of Saskatchewan’s oil boom, is now grappling with a bust. Early March is usually a busy period for drilling in southeastern Saskatchewan — right before the spring thaw. That’s because once the ground begins to soften, road bans force most oil […]

by NationTalk on March 6, 2015295 Views

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Data leading charge to improve aboriginal education – Regina Leader-Post

March 5, 2015 REGINA — Regina Public Schools is striving to increase the graduation rates of aboriginal students, but a massive gap still exists in the division. “We’re really working with a larger portion of our student body who have been marginalized within an education system for such a long time,” Sarah Longman, the division’s […]

by NationTalk on March 5, 2015166 Views

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Revisiting revenue sharing – Regina Leader-Post

March 5, 2015 A report done for the federal government and the Assembly of First Nations that calls for Canada’s aboriginal people to receive a share of resource royalties adds further pressure on provincial leaders such as Premier Brad Wall to rethink their policies on revenue sharing. The Working Group on Natural Resource Development was […]

by NationTalk on March 5, 2015163 Views

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Canadian helmed DSquared2 faces backlash over new fashion line dubbed #dsquaw – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 4, 2015 MILAN _ The Canadian-helmed label DSquared2 is facing a backlash over a new fashion line that was being marketed with the name #dsquaw. Toronto-born twin designers Dean and Dan Caten, who are behind the Milan-based label, unveiled their latest collection at the city’s Fashion Week on Monday night. A series […]

by NationTalk on March 5, 2015181 Views

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Aboriginal group’s reaction to comments about tragic fire ‘regrettable’:premier – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 4, 2015 REGINA _ Premier Brazd Wall says it’s “regrettable” how a First Nations leader reacted to his comments in the wake of a tragic fire on a Saskatchewan reserve. The interim chief for the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations said in a press release that the premier used the fire to […]

by NationTalk on March 5, 20158915 Views

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Fire services restored on Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation – Global News

March 5, 2015 The Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation and Village of Loon Lake have reached a deal regarding fire services. Both sides say ties have been strengthened between the two communities with a tentative new fire services contract. The first nation was in arrears with the Loon Lake Volunteer Fire Department, so the fire chief […]

by NationTalk on March 3, 2015182 Views

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A chief’s story: attacked for being an aboriginal woman – News Talk 650

Mar 3, 2015 Chief Kimberly Jonathan shares her personal story, continues call for MMIW inquiry As people across the country gather for roundtables to discuss missing and murdered indigenous women, a Saskatchewan leader is adding her personal story to the conversation about violence towards aboriginal women. Kimberly Jonathan, now the interim leader of the Federation […]

by NationTalk on March 3, 2015264 Views

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Aboriginal entrepreneurs awarded for business pitches – Global News

March 2, 2015 SASKATOON – An awards gala was held at the University Club Saturday. The 2015 Aboriginal Youth Idea Challenge (AYIC) gives young people aged 16 to 35 a chance to build their business ideas into reality. AYIC has provided participants with mentorship over the last two months. Entrepreneurs came together with their final […]

by NationTalk on March 3, 2015244 Views

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