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August 21st, 2014

"The north is a great treasure house that must be plundered" says Canada's Prime Minister

From CBC.ca

Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes another northern tour

Is the government's approach to Canada's North failing?

By James Cudmore, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

James Cudmore, Parliamentary Reporter covers politics and military affairs for CBC News.

August 20th

Remote Training Centre celebrated in Neskantaga First Nation

From CBC.ca

Neskantaga First Nation finds hope after suicide crisis

New high-tech training centre allows residents to receive job training without leaving home

By Jody Porter, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Need for a national inquiry into the missing and murdered aboriginal women across Canada

COO Press Release

Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy statement ON THE TRAGIC DEATH OF TINA FONTAINE AND THE PUSH FOR A NATIONAL INQUIRY INTO MURDERED, MISSING Aboriginal WOMEN

TORONTO, ON (AUGUST 19, 2014) - Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is devastated by the news of Tina Fontaine, the 15-year-old girl found dead in the Red River Sunday and demands that federal government stand with all Canadians in their plea to launch a national inquiry into the missing and murdered aboriginal women across Canada.

August 18th

Ontario Regional Report of First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study available

COO Press Release

Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy SAYS NEWLY RELEASED NUTRITION REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE 'Shocking' NEED FOR BETTER LIVING STANDARDS IN FIRST NATIONS

TORONTO, ON (AUGUST 19, 2014) - Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the new First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES) released yesterday highlights the need for Canada to improve health standards in First Nation communities and underscores the fact that communities continue to face significant barriers to accessing safe and healthy food.

August 17th

Colonialism and treaty citizenship today prevents First Nations and settlers from realizing original shared goals

From Rabble.ca

To all my relations: Contemporary colonialism, and treaty citizenship today

BY AARON MILLS | AUGUST 14, 2014

August 16th

First Nation literacy camps coordinated by Frontier College successful in preparing kids for school

From PublishersWeekly.com

Summer Camps Help Aboriginal Kids Find Fun in Reading

By Leigh Anne Williams | Aug 14, 2014

August 15th

Making Canada;s lakes and waterways into mine dump sites dangerous for First Nations

From CBC.ca - six years later ... see 2008 story below this one

Mount Polley mine spill fallout: Neskonlith deliver Ruddock eviction notice, Red Chris blockade continues

Tahltan and Neskonlith oppose development of Imperial Metals mines in their neighbourhoods

CBC News Posted: Aug 14, 2014