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Government invests in opportunities for aboriginal entrepreneurs – Journal Pioneer

December 18, 2013 MONCTON, N.B. – Aboriginal entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada will continue to have access to capital and business support services in order to start and grow their businesses,…

Nunavut youth in Ottawa give thumbs down to uranium mine – Nunatsiaq News

December 16, 2013 “I feel like our territory is in very good hands” OTTAWA — After a passionate debate last week over whether Nunavut should allow a uranium mine to…

Ottawa to take lead on Trans Mountain Pipeline review – The Globe and Mail

Dec. 17 2013 The B.C. government will take a relatively hands-off approach to Kinder Morgan’s proposed $5.4-billion expansion of its Trans Mountain Pipeline, saying Ottawa has a system in place…

Saskatchewan First Nation audited over spending claims – Globalnews.ca

December 17, 2013 OTTAWA – New documents show some members of a Saskatchewan First Nation are facing allegations they misused government money meant for social assistance to buy themselves vehicles,…

First Nation lets land to farmers – Vancouver Sun

DECEMBER 17, 2013 The Tsawwassen First Nation has signed leases with three farmers to keep farmland owned by the band under crops for 25 years. Under the terms of the…

Industry, governments discuss conditions for oil sands water release – Financial Post

16/12/13 Oil sands producers are talking with the federal and Alberta governments about conditions under which water from the industry’s tailings ponds could be released into the environment. Officials say…

Balancing indigenous rights, energy plans – StarPhoenix

DECEMBER 16, 2013 Whether the issue is of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline in British Columbia or shale gas extraction in New Brunswick, First Nations are asserting a more active…

NWT plans to borrow millions for massive power expansion – The Globe and Mail

Dec. 16 2013 The Northwest Territories is planning a sweeping expansion of its electrical grid, with hopes of unlocking new mining projects and lowering power bills in remote communities. As…

British Columbia First Nation vows to take Taseko (T.TKO) project to court – Stockhouse

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. _ The First Nations fighting a proposed gold and copper mine in the British Columbia Interior say it’s a disgrace that the provincial mines minister is pressuring…

Canada’s Indigenous First Nations Threaten $600 Billion in Energy Deals – OilPrice.com Canada’s Indigenous First Nations Threaten $600 Billion in Energy Deals – OilPrice.com

12 December 2013 Canada’s aboriginal “First Nations” have unexpectedly emerged as a potential force threatening to derail the plans of Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s plans to turn western…

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