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Chiefs of Ontario Media Clips - January 22nd, 2014

2014-01-23


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NIPISSING FIRST NATION PASSES FIRST ONTARIO ABORIGINAL CONSTITUTION
CBC – January 21, 2014
The Nipissing First Nation has passed a constitution that’s believed to be the only First Nations constitution in Ontario. But there are questions about what this document actually does for the community. The constitution was passed by the Nipissing First Nation with a vote of 319 to 56.

OTTAWA PRESSES CATHOLIC GROUPS TO PAY THEIR PART OF RESIDENTIAL-SCHOOLS DEAL 
Globe and Mail – January 21, 2014
The federal Conservative government is taking legal action to force dozens of Catholic organizations that ran aboriginal residential schools to pay their full share of a compensation package promised seven years ago to the schools’ former students.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO POLICE RECORDS
APTN – January 21, 2014
Survivors who attended one of the worst residential schools will now have access to police records regarding the school and its teachers. A judge ordered the federal government to hand over thousands of documents. It’s a big victory for the 60 survivors that took the feds to court. Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the release of documents must be done quickly, without further delay...


YOUNG LEADERS HONOURED WITH LINCOLN M. ALEXANDER AWARDS
Ontario.ca – January 21, 2014
On the first official Lincoln Alexander Day in Ontario, the province is honouring three young female leaders with a Lincoln M. Alexander Award.
Each year, the Lincoln M. Alexander Awards are presented to three young people between the ages of 16 and 25, who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in promoting positive social change. Nathalie Restoule of the Dokis First Nation, for her activism in addressing issues of racism among First Nations youth.

AWARENESS WALK SEEKS FOR HEALING CENTRE IN NORTHERN ONTARIO
January 21, 2014
A man from Kingfisher Lake First Nation in northern Ontario will walk from his community to three neighbouring reserves, to raise awareness about the need for treatment options to combat prescription drug abuse.

‘ALWAYS FIGHT’ FOR INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, AMAZON TRIBE’S CHIEF SAYS IN TORONTO 
Globe and Mail – January 19, 2014
Grand Chief Megaron has faced down politicians and multi-billion-dollar corporations, but the cold of a Toronto winter is quite another thing. Even within the confines of a modern downtown office complex, he rubs his hands and covers himself with a Woolrich blanket.

WASSE-ABIN CLASS TOURS MERE WIND SITE, WIKWEMIKONG OIL WELLS
Manitoulin Expositor – January 21, 2014
Students from Wasse Abin Wikwemikong High School were given a firsthand look at green energy and First Nations business savvy in M’Chigeeng when they were given a guided tour of the 4MW wind farm by the Mother Earth Renewable Energy (MERE) Project Director Grant Taibossigai.

GREAT SPIRIT CIRCLE TRAIL CEO TAKES ON TOURISM NORTHERN ONTARIO ROLE
Manitoulin Expositor – January 21, 2014
Great Spirit Circle Trail CEO Kevin Eshkawkogan has been one of the leading advocates for boosting Northern Ontario tourism, most recently stepping forward to fill the role of vice president of Northern Ontario Tourism, the umbrella organization formerly known by the enigmatic appellation RTO 13 (Regional Tourism Organization 13).

FIRST NATIONS ELDER BROUGHT TO TEARS BY SCHOOL MURAL 
CBC – January 21, 2014
While she was growing up, Pic River First Nation resident Diane Michano-Richmond could not understand why her parents did not speak their language. It was only later in life that she discovered the impacts of the Indian residential school system.

WHY THE MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN CRISIS IS GREATER THAN YOU REALIZE 
Huffington Post - January 21, 2014
Half a skull, and an anklebone -- that's all that remains to tell us she ever lived. Nineteen years after a roadside souvenir vendor found her skull fragment in a ditch near Mission, B.C., and 11 years after police matched her skull's DNA with an anklebone found on the farm of notorious serial killer Robert Pickton, she has yet to be identified.

“I STAND WITH NEIL”: PROMINENT CANADIANS BACKING YOUNG ON TAR SANDS
Commonsensecanada – January 21, 2014
More than 20 notable Canadians have penned a letter to support musician Neil Young following his concert tour to raise money for a First Nation fighting oilsands expansion in northern Alberta. The group includes creative and performing artists, authors, scientists, a lawyer, and Order of Canada recipients.


WHITE WOMAN WANTS TO BECOME CHIEF OF ‘PRETTY CRAZY’ BURNS LAKE INDIAN RESERVE
National Post – January 21, 2014
Pauline Goertzen grew up in Burns Lake, B.C., across the road from the tiny Burns Lake Indian reserve. She’s never lived on the reserve, she’s not a band member and she’s not aboriginal. Ms. Goertzen is white, of Mennonite heritage. But she wants to sit in the chief’s chair.

TRUSTEE LEARNS EDUCATION ACT “SILENT” ON ISSUE 
The Observer – January 21, 2014
After a respectful debate, the Lambton Kent District School Board of Trustees has approved allowing voting rights for the First Nation trustee alternate.
The motion to amend an bylaw that previously denied the trustee alternate voting rights, was supported 6-3 with two trustees absent, during Tuesday's board meeting in Chatham.

INTERVIEW: ADAM BEACH, ACTOR AND CREATOR OF THE ADAM BEACH FILM INSTITUTE.
Nationtalk - January 22, 2014
NationTalk interviews Adam Beach, actor and creator of the Adam Beach Film Institute. Born in Ashern, Manitoba, Adam Beach spent his early years with his two brothers on the Lake Manitoba/Dog Creek First Nation Reserve at Lake Manitoba.

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