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Federal government funds Red Lake OPP over $2 million to work with Pikangikum First Nation youth

Press Release

Government Reaches Out to At-Risk Youth in Pikangikum First Nation

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 18, 2014) - Public Safety Canada

Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness announced $2,389,319 in federal funding over five years for Project Journey, a crime prevention project that will help Aboriginal youth in Pikangikum First Nation.

Mishkeegogamang First Nation appealing for support from neighbours in dealing with fire tradegy

From CBC.ca

Mishkeegogamang chief to demand fire safety inquest

Posted: Feb 18, 2014 

The chief of Mishkeegogamang First Nation says she will push for a coroner's inquest into fire safety, after a house fire claimed the lives of four people in the community last week.

Little Bands Native Hockey Tournament brings First Nations youth together for fun-filled week

From NetNewsLedger.com

Little Bands Native Hockey Tournament Grows in Popularity

Posted 17 February 2014

Little Bands Michikan Lake Bantam A Side Champs

Ontario contracts accounting firm to help establish Ring of Fire development corporation

From CBC.ca

Deloitte to help establish Ring of Fire development corporation

Firm expected to be a neutral, independent third party in development of chromite deposit

Posted: Feb 14, 2014 

(The Canadian Press)

Communiqué from National Chief of AFN on First Nations Control of First Nations Education announcement

See below for AFN communique ... from http://www.oktlaw.com/blog/behind-the-numbers-harper39s-new-funding-of-the-first-nations-education-act/

Behind the numbers - Harper's new funding of the First Nations Education Act

Judith Rae

February 14, 2014

Regional Chief Beardy challenging government to restore funding for First Nation organizations

From NetNewsLedger.com

Chief Beardy - Feds Must Start with Basics

Posted 12 February 2014

Ontario Regional Chief Beardy offered support from Chiefs of Ontario

Ontario Regional Chief Beardy wants to ensure that the federal government gets the basics right.

First Nations challenging pipeline expansion 61 years after first pipeline installed without consultation

From theGlobeandMail.com

First Nations sign up for Kinder Morgan pipeline hearing

MARK HUME

VANCOUVER - Feb. 13 2014

Federal budget cuts costing Ontario $641M in health, social and infrastructure

Ontario press release

More Than 110 Federal Cuts - Ontarians Give Ottawa a Failing Grade

Ontario Calls on Federal Government For Fairness

February 12, 2014

Office of the Premier

Premier Kathleen Wynne called on the federal government to stop taking unilateral actions that hurt the people of Ontario.