Archive - Jan 2012

January 12th

CRTC directs NorthwesTel to justify its pricing for bandwidth services to other providers



Justify pricing, CRTC says - NorthwesTel told to publish rates for its V-Connect service and prepare cost studies 

Thandiwe Vela - Northern News Services - January 11, 2012 - SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE 

January 11th

First Nations document opposition to any nuclear waste disposal sites across Northern Ontario

From Northern Ontario Business 

First Nations reiterate opposition to nuclear waste storage

By: Northern Ontario Business staff - 1/9/2012

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and the Anishinabek Nation have united in their opposition to the storage of nuclear waste in Northern Ontario.

January 10th

First Nation drug crisis draws nursing groups and political organizations into battle


From the Vancouver Sun 

Ontario nurses blast gov't inaction on First Nations drug crisis


OTTAWA — The federal and provincial governments have failed to adequately address the prescription drug abuse crisis that is devastating remote northern Ontario communities, says the association that represents 33,000 registered nurses in Ontario.

Pikangikum First Nation students lose teachers and possible school year due to mould in homes

From Winnipeg Free Press

Mould drives teachers away, jeopardizes school year for hundreds of students

By: Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press - Posted: 01/10/2012 

OTTAWA - The only school in a troubled northwestern Ontario First Nation has closed down almost all of its classes because mould has driven away many of its teachers.

North Spirit Lake First Nation and region struggle with deaths in today's plane crash


AFN press release


Assembly of First Nations National Chief Offers Condolences Following Plane Crash Near North Spirit Lake First Nation

OTTAWA, Jan. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today offered condolences following a plane crash near North Spirit Lake First Nation. 

January 9th

AFN National Chief wants 2012 to represent a ‘critical mass for change for First Nations people’

From the First Perspective 

Atleo wants 2012 to represent a ‘critical mass for change for First Nations people’

By CHRIS PLECASH | The Hill Times Jan. 09, 2012

AFN National Chief Atleo calls on PM to follow through on endorsement of UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Missing and murdered Aboriginal women becoming an international issue

From the Toronto Star

UN to investigate missing aboriginal women

Jan 06 2012 - Tanya Talaga - Queen's Park Bureau

“I have heard nothing.”

Laurie Odjick is at a loss to explain what happened to her daughter Maisy and the teen’s best friend, Shannon Alexander.

January 8th

January 7th