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June 19th, 2014

Public education on First Nation history is essential on National Aboriginal Day - June 21

Chiefs of Ontario press release

ONTARIO REGIONAL CHIEF ACKNOWLEDGES PUBLIC EDUCATION ON FIRST NATION HISTORY IS ESSENTIAL ON NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

TORONTO, ON (JUNE 19, 2014) --- Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is wishing everyone an enjoyable National Aboriginal Day taking place June 21 and encourages all to not only take part in the cultural practices but to learn our shared history.

Marten Falls First Nation remains without clean drinking water even after declaring emergency

From CBC.ca

Marten Falls First Nation chief says water 'emergency' ignored

Remote Northern Ontario reserve has been without safe drinking water for nearly a decade

By Jody Porter - Jun 18, 2014

June 17th

First Nations reject government's hand over of responsibilities for pipeline to corporate interests

AFN press release

Assembly of First Nations Responds to Federal Government's Approval of Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project

OTTAWA, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Executive Committee responded to the decision today by the federal government to approve the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project subject to the conditions set out in the December 2013 federal Joint Review Panel report.

June 16th

Government cutting funding for First Nations children to pay for other promised programs

From HuffingtonPost.ca

Chief, Whitefish River First Nation - CHIEF SHINING TURTLE

Don't Cut Funding For First Nations Children

Posted: 05/22/2014

The federal government's department of Aboriginal Affairs (AANDC) has informed 133 Ontario First Nations that it is cutting the National Child Benefit Reinvestment fund by over 50 per cent. The cut is scheduled to take effect in the current proposal cycle, 2014-15.

June 15th

KI First Nation youth offering one-of-a-kind vacation for Canadians again this year

From CBC.ca

Remote First Nation offers one-of-a-kind 'vacation' for Canadians

Aboriginal youth invite Canadians to experience life in a remote northern First Nation

By Lenny Carpenter Posted: Jun 14, 2014

June 13th

Supreme Court rules police require a warrant to access customer information from internet providers

From CBC.ca

Internet users' privacy upheld by Canada's top court

Internet providers can't provide customer names and addresses to police without a warrant

Posted: Jun 13, 2014

The Supreme Court says it's reasonable for internet users to expect their online activities to be anonymous and for their subscriber information to be private.

Melinda Henderson's family in North Spirit Lake First Nation proud of Miss Universe Canada finalist

From Wawataynews.ca

Aboriginal youth Miss Universe Canada finalist

June 12, 2014 - Stephanie Wesley/Wawatay News

Melinda Henderson and her Miss Universe Canada finalist medal. Henderson hopes to show Canada what she is made of in Toronto at Miss Universe Canada 2015.

June 12th

Dr. Rob McMahon receives SFU Dean's Convocation Medal for thesis on First Nation connectivity

From SFU.ca

Dr. Rob McMahon

ACHIEVEMENTS

Dr. Rob McMahon receives Dean's Convocation Medal

June 09, 2014

Dr. Rob McMahon's groundbreaking doctoral research into the appropriation of broadband and internet technologies by First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada is a perfect example of how SFU's graduate students engage the world.

Grand Chief Stan Louttit of Mushkegowuk Council passes away

AFN Press Release

June 10, 2014

Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences to Family of Grand Chief Dr. Stan Louttit

(Ottawa, ON) - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Executive Committee offers condolences to the family, friends and all those touched by the life and work of Grand Chief Dr. Stan Louttit who passed away today at his home in Moose Factory, Ontario. 

June 11th