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July 30th, 2014

Corporations moving to make water their next profit bonanza by privatizing, owning, and controlling

From the Guardian.com

Companies proclaim water the next oil in a rush to turn resources into profit

Mammoth companies are trying to collect water that all life needs and charge for it as they would for other natural resources

July 27, 2014

July 29th

Colonial government ignores having First Nation audited statements online for past 10 years with new FNTA

From CBC.ca

First Nation chiefs' salaries due to be posted under Transparency Act

Most First Nations have yet to post salaries

By Susana Mas, Posted: Jul 29, 2014 

July 28th

First Nation artists being highlighted at the Art Gallery of Ontario as important teaching tool

From CBC.ca

Bonnie Devine on Canada's first major survey of Anishinaabe artists

July 28, 2014

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Grassy Narrows First Nation elder to begin hunger strike over report of mercury poisoning is released

From the Council of Canadians

Hunger strike for Grassy Narrows after report hidden by Ontario government comes to light

July 28, 2014 - 12:50pm

First Nations transparency act is another effort by colonial government to control opportunities

From Derek.Nepinak Facebook page

First Nations transparency act by Derek Nepinak - July 28, 2014

First Nations shaming ceremony conducted on parliament hill to get government attention

from CBC.ca

Copper broken on Parliament Hill in First Nations shaming ceremony

Western Canada First Nations representatives want government to address troubled relationship

By Martha Troian - Posted: Jul 27, 2014

July 25th

'Indigenous peoples' must feature in new global development agenda, stress UN experts

From UN.org

'Indigenous peoples' must feature in new global development agenda, stress UN experts

July 24th

Government launches Connecting Canadians program to bring high-speed Internet to remote communities

From Reuters.com - See the Industry Canada announcement at the end of this story

Canada launches plan to improve Internet in remote areas

Tue Jul 22, 2014 - By Alastair Sharp

Ontario's fuel tax hike will further isolate remote First Nations in the north

COO Press Release

ONTARIO REGIONAL CHIEF STAN BEARDY WARNS THE PROVINCE'S FUEL TAX HIKE WILL FURTHER ISOLATE REMOTE FIRST NATION COMMUNITIES

TORONTO, ON (JULY 24, 2014) - Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the fuel tax hike recently announced in the provincial budget by the newly-elected Liberal government will boost airline fares and make it even more difficult for remote communities to access goods and services.