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


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.

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


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

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


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


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.

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


Dr. Rob McMahon


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. 

Celebrating First Nation peoples, cultures and languages in recognition of National Aboriginal Awareness Month

AFN Press Release

Assembly of First Nations Celebrates First Nation Peoples, Cultures and Languages in Recognition of National Aboriginal Awareness Month

OTTAWA, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Executive Committee encourages First Nations and all Canadians to take part in cultural events and other celebrations in honour of National Aboriginal Awareness Month held every June and National Aboriginal Day on June 21.

AANDC cutting funds for First Nations online high school program in Manitoba


Fed's cut funding for very successful first nations program press release