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"The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America" wins $40,000 award

From GlobeandMail.com

Thomas King wins $40,000 B.C. non-fiction prize for The Inconvenient Indian

MARSHA LEDERMAN, Feb. 21 2014

Knowing Canada's true colonial history should include how it was a safe place to buy, sell and own slaves

From GlobeandMail.com

200 years a slave: the dark history of captivity in Canada

ROBERT EVERETT-GREEN, THE GLOBE AND MAIL, Feb. 28 2014

Joseph Boyden's The Orenda helps resurgence of indigenous culture and voices in the arts

From CBC.ca

Canada Reads crowns Joseph Boyden's The Orenda 2014 winner

Book was defended in literary battle by First Nations journalist Wab Kinew

Posted: Mar 06, 2014 10:58 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 06, 2014 6:01 PM ET

First Nations continue to call for national inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women

AFN Press Release

Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences to Family and Friends of Loretta Saunders, Urges Action on Ending Violence

February 27, 2014

Indian Residential Schools survivors eligible for education grant - deadline of October 31, 2014

AFN notice

ONE TIME IRS PERSONAL CREDIT AVAILABLE TO ELIGIBLE
INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS STUDENTS

"Feathers of Hope: A First Nations Youth Action Plan" report released in Ontario

Chiefs of Ontario press release 

Omushkegowuk Walkers from Attawapiskat First Nation arrive in Ottawa

AFN Press Release

Government slashes specific claims budget First Nations use to research land claims

From APTN.ca

Aboriginal Affairs slashes specific claims research budget triggering Oka-repeat warnings

21. FEB, 2014 BY APTN NATIONAL NEWS

OTTAWA-The federal Aboriginal Affairs department cut its specific claims research budget as part of on-going government-wide belt-tightening in a move that one senior British Columbia chief says is contributing to creating the same environment that produced the 1990 Oka crisis.

Equitable broadband service in rural Canada remains a dream for most regions under government plan

From HuffingtonPost.ca

Budget Pledge To Expand Internet Access To Rural Canadians Won't Cut It, New Report Says

By Sunny Freeman Posted: 02/13/2014

Quebec First Nations file for a judicial review of consultation process for new education act

Press Release

First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act: The First Nations make an application for a Judicial Review of the consultation process