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Assembly of First Nations to be run by executive until new leader elected in fall

From CBC.ca

Assembly of First Nations to be run by executive until new leader elected

AFN will hold a special chiefs assembly to discuss the First Nation education bill later this month

Posted: May 06, 2014 

Understanding another way that social media is being abused by government and business

From TheWashingtonPost.com

The emerging dark side of social networks

BY DOMINIC BASULTO April 8

Challenging First Nation youth through education to prepare for the jobs and opportunities

From CBC.ca

The jobs dilemma for aboriginal youth: Don Pittis

Lack of education holding back job-seekers, even at aboriginal-run businesses

By Don Pittis,  May 09, 2014 

Billeted First Nation students seeking compensation as part of government's residential school policy

From CBC.ca

Residential school compensation pursued by 'billeted' students

By Jody Porter, Posted: May 08, 2014

Health Canada's addiction treatment program in First Nations once again facing funding crisis

From CBC.ca

Doctor worried about future of First Nations addiction program

Dr. Chetan Mehta says suboxone treatment to manage opiate addiction has made a 'profound' difference

Posted: May 06, 2014

Assembly of First Nations to be run by executive committee until new leader elected

From CBC.ca

Assembly of First Nations to be run by executive until new leader elected

AFN will hold a special chiefs assembly to discuss the First Nation education bill later this month

Posted: May 06, 2014

First Nations Education Act on hold after resignation of AFN National Chief

From HuffingtonPost.ca

Shawn Atleo Resignation: Regional Chiefs Mull Next Steps

By Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press Posted: 05/05/2014

First Nations control of education taking a front stage in debate about what is best for students

NOTE: A settler perspective highlights the challenges First Nation leaders face in changing the public understanding about the realities of providing a full education program in First Nations. 

From TorontoStar.com

Shibogama and Windigo First Nations developing energy plans with funding from Ontario Power Authority

Press release

The OPA and Aboriginal Communities Work Together To Deliver Community Energy Planning

29 Aboriginal communities to develop energy plans

TORONTO, May 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is supporting 29 Aboriginal communities in developing their community energy plans through the Aboriginal Community Energy Plan (ACEP) program.