Archive - 2010

Pikangikum First Nation court case against INAC's imposed 3rd party management dismissed

From the Globe and Mail

A case study on first nations poverty


In the court case of Pikangikum v Nault is a glimpse of an answer to the age-old Canadian question of how so many first nation communities in this country continue to suffer appalling conditions and ruinous poverty even as Ottawa throws millions and millions and millions of dollars at impoverished reserves.

December 22nd

Michael Mak, Global Health student at McMaster U completes three month placement at KO-KNET

As part of his GLOBAL HEALTH: EMBEDDED LEARNING EXPERIENCE, Michael submitted his final 74 page report reflecting on his three month placement (Sept 8 to Dec 13) at KO-KNET in Sioux Lookout. He titled the report "THE NATION WITHIN OUR OWN: THE JOURNEY WITH REMOTE AND RURAL FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES IN ONTARIO".

Federal Government Renews Support for Aboriginal Languages Across the Canada

Press Release

Government of Canada Renews Support for Aboriginal Languages Across the Country


The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced a three-year renewal of the Aboriginal Languages Initiative, as well as a new formula for First Nations languages that distributes funding according to the regional realities of languages across Canada.

Celebrating Christmas in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug with the adventures of Santa Claus

Luke Sainnawap is providing online updates about Santa Claus' efforts to bring good cheer to everyone in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (Big Trout Lake First Nation) in Northwestern Ontario ...

Crippling shortfall in funding for First Nation schools is a cause for high drop out rates

Winnipeg Free Press Online

Ottawa underfunding aboriginal schools, former PM Martin accuses

By: Larry Kusch - 15/12/2010

A former prime minister says it is "unforgivable" that Ottawa is short-changing the funding of aboriginal education.

United States moves forward in approving net neutrality rules for managing internet traffic


U.S. net neutrality rules approved

December 21, 2010 - The Associated Press

A divided U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with internet traffic flowing to their customers.

The 3-2 vote Tuesday marks a major victory for FCC chair Julius Genachowski, who has spent more than a year trying to craft a compromise.

December 17th

John Long publishes book about Treaty No. 9, the people protecting their lands and culture

From Nipissing University News

Treaty No. 9: Making the Agreement to Share the Land in Far Northern Ontario in 1905

Nipissing University professor Dr. John S. Long’s new book, Treaty No. 9: Making the Agreement to Share the Land in Far Northern Ontario in 1905, has recently been published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

CESO working with First Nations to support social and economic growth

AFN press release 

AFN and CESO Sign Statement of Partnership strengthening first nations social and economic growth

Gatineau (QC), December 16, 2010 – Today, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO) signed a Statement of Partnership, committing the two national organizations to work in collaboration to enhance institutional and human resources capacity to the economic growth, community well-being and nation-building of First Nations.

United States endorses the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United States has announced that it endorses the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

December 16, 2010