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First Nations to be members of Ontario development corporation planning Ring of Fire transportation

Ontario press release

Ontario Investing in the Ring of Fire

Province Moving Forward with Support for Strategic Infrastructure

April 28, 2014

The Ontario government is prepared to commit up to $1 billion to develop strategic all-season industrial and community transportation infrastructure in the Ring of Fire.  

Ontario needs a partner and is calling on the Federal government to equally match this funding to build the infrastructure required for this important project in the north that will create jobs and boost the northern economy.

Federal Court ruling could open door to equal funding for First Nations children

From FirstPerspectives.ca

First Nations child advocate wins 1st battle with Ottawa on services

Cindy Blackstock filed human rights complaint over funding of child services on reserves

By Jennifer Clibbon, CBC News

First Nations teen inspires youth at Winnipeg TEDx event speaking about the water

From CBC.ca

First Nations teen inspires youth at Winnipeg TEDx event

Alex Knott overcomes stuttering, shyness to speak out about First Nations water issues

Posted: Apr 30, 2014

Neskantaga First Nation chief leading move for improved living conditions and addressing suicide crisis

From CBC.ca

Irwin Elman wants Ontario to help Neskantaga First Nation

Improved living conditions needed for community struggling with high suicide rates, youth advocate says

Posted: Apr 30, 2014 

First Nations Education Act and AFN getting a lot of opposition from leaders across Canada

From http://www.indigenousnationhood.blogspot.ca/2014/04/impeach-atleo-response-to-afns-analysis.html

#IMPEACH ATLEO - Response to AFN's "Analysis" Of Its Own Education Deal With Harper

Posted by Pam Palmater - April 28, 2014

Understanding the treaties corrects misunderstandings about relationship of First Nations with the state

From WestCoastNativeNews.com

A Short Note To Correct Canadian Misconceptions About Indians Living Off "Taxpayer Monies"

DERRICK ON APRIL 17TH, 2014 

Chair of TRC, Murray Sinclair, challenges all Canadians to work together for reconciliation

From CBC.ca

Reconciliation not opportunity to 'get over it': Justice Murray Sinclair

By Murray Sinclair, Apr 18, 2014

First Nations searching for creative ways to help young people be successful and return home

From CBC.ca

Brain drain challenges First Nation communities across Canada

Young people are leaving aboriginal communities in large numbers, and most have no plans to return

By Ally Quinney, Elizabeth Hames, Updated: Apr 16, 2014

Aboriginal artists' works recognized for art award

From CBC.ca

Three aboriginal artists on Sobey Art Award longlist

Ursula Johnson, Peter Morin and Nadia Myre among 25 nominees for $50,000 prize

By Connie Walker - Posted: Apr 15, 2014