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ONTARIO REGIONAL CHIEF STAN BEARDY RECOGNIZES THE EFFORTS BY NEIL YOUNG’S TREATY TOUR IN BRINGING ISSUES TO THE FOREFRONT 
COO.org - January 21, 2014
Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy today applauded the efforts of performer Neil Young after he concluded his Honour the Treaties tour Sunday in Calgary.
“He not only brought to the forefront important issues of environment and industry but he recognizes that First Nations people are the rights holders and caretakers of these lands…” 

POLICE INVESTIGATE WEAGAMOW LAKE FIRST NATION DEATHS
CBC – January 20 , 2014
A man and a woman have been found dead at Weagamow Lake First Nation, police report. Officers with the North Caribou Lake Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police were contacted regarding an unknown disturbance at a residence on South Shore Road in Weagamow Lake First Nation, on Sunday around 7:20 p.m. When they arrived on scene they located a deceased woman.

FIRST NATIONS NEED CONSULTATIONS, NOT CONFRONTATIONS
National Post – January 20, 2014
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has urged First Nations to embrace energy projects as the key to aboriginal economic and social progress. The Prime Minister needs to understand, however, that the pipelines to the West Coast will only happen when Canada changes its approach to aboriginal engagement.

REPAIRING BRIDGES
TBT News – January 20, 2014
The James Street Swing Bridge fire ignited a racial outburst on social media last year, but now a newly formed panel is looking for ways to repair the damage.

MANITOBA CALLS ON OTTAWA FOR FIRST NATIONS FLOOD-PROOFING AS EVACUATION COSTS SOAR 
Globe and Mail - January 20, 2014
Manitoba is calling on the federal government to invest heavily to flood-proof reserves as the cost of caring for hundreds of aboriginal flood evacuees tops $90-million.

B.C. FIRST NATIONS WARNS PREMIER CLARK TO CONSULT ABORIGINALS ON LNG DEVELOPMENT
Vancouver Sun - January 20 , 2014
A British Columbia First Nation says the provincial government is dragging its feet when it comes to consulting with aboriginal people about proposed liquefied-natural-gas developments, including revenue sharing.


THE NORTH’S RESOURCE BOOM: IS IT PROSPERITY OR EXPLOITATION? 
Globe and Mail – January 21, 2014
This is part of The North, a Globe investigation of unprecedented change, to the climate, culture and politics of Canada’s last frontier. Join the conversation with #GlobeNorth. The Globe’s ‘Artic Circle’ panel of experts and leaders is discussing seven key questions about Northern issues. Their responses and conversations will appear throughout the week on Globe Debate.

PAUL MARTIN TO UNVEIL ABORIGINAL YOUTH PROGRAM
CBC – January 20, 2014
Former prime minister Paul Martin will be in Alberta on Tuesday to unveil a new entrepreneurship program for aboriginal youth. Martin will be at the Blood Reserve near Calgary along with Chief Charles Weasel Head and Scotiabank president and chief executive Brian Porter to announce the new initiative.

SARAH DAITCH: EXPOSING THE DARK LEGACY OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS
National Post – January 20, 2014
Over the past of couple weeks, the National Post letters page has devoted considerable space to debating the legacy of residential schools. The historical inaccuracies cited by many letter writers demonstrates why education on this topic is sorely needed in this country.

THE LONG SHADOW OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS
National Post – January 20, 2014
For a couple of years, I was one of four white people living and teaching on a remote reserve. I learned that the residential schools were patterned after what was thought, at that time, to be the best educational system in the world: British public schools. They were cold, weird and unpleasant places. I guess this was thought to build character.

'THANK AN INDIAN' SHIRT DEBATE STILL HAS PEOPLE TALKING
CBC – January 20, 2014
"First Nation teen told not to wear 'Got Land?' shirt at school" was our most visited story on cbc.ca/aboriginal last week. Our coverage of the story generated nearly 180,000 page views, more than 2,000 comments on cbc.ca, more than 1,000 comments on the CBC Aboriginal Facebook page, and instigated a flurry of activity on Twitter.


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