November 2007 - The Assembly of First Nations and the Government of Canada have been working together since June to develop a renewed approach to resolving First Nations specific land claims. The goal is to reform the specific claims resolution process to make it truly fair, fast and effective. A key objective is establishing an Independent Tribunal with authority to make binding decisions on claims, which will be available to First Nation claimants on a voluntary basis.
The objective of this Request for Proposal is to identify a consultant or consulting team to undertake this second phase of research related to special needs for the AFN.
November 25, 2007 - Some indigenous leaders have welcomed the end of the Howard government and expressed relief that Mal Brough has been forced out of parliament.
Mr Brough - the outgoing minister for indigenous affairs - lost his Queensland seat of Longman to Labor candidate Jon Sullivan after suffering a swing of more than 10 per cent.
Working with the K-Net team, Rick Garrick produced the following article about the Kuhkenah Network Satellite Dish Realignment initiative.
Rick Garrick - November 24
Airsickness and bad weather could not hold back progress for K-Net’s community network.