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Convocation 2015: meet the Faculty of Law’s Shardae Fortier – [email protected]

June 3, 2015 Shardae Fortier’s path to law school was riddled with challenges. On her mother’s side, she’s Ojibwe, part of Canada’s First Nations people – a population that statistically lags…

Pete McMartin: Truth and reconciliation – Now what? – Vancouver Sun

June 3, 2015 It’s about reaching an understanding It was for me anticlimactic, since the stories had been told so many times before. The horrors of the residential schools, and…

First Nations mining group calls for ‘super fund’ to cover tailings-dam disasters – The Province

June 3, 2015 VICTORIA — A mining organization representing B.C. First Nations wants companies to bankroll an emergency fund that will cover the cost of disasters similar to last summer’s…

Ken S. Coates: We must not look to governments to achieve real and … – Opinion-National Post

Ken S. Coates: We must not look to governments to achieve real and lasting reconciliation June 3, 2015 Residential schools have been held up — appropriately – as one of…

First Nations’ economic clout decades in the making – Vancouver Sun

June 3, 2015 B.C. aboriginals flexing their economic might today are enjoying not an instant success, but rather the results of decades of legal struggles. “The history is that the…

Nunavut premier tries to his explain leaked letter supporting Baffinland – Nunatsiaq News

June 03, 2015 “We must continue to advocate for responsible economic development in our territory” A letter he sent May 8 to Bernard Valcourt, the northern affairs minister, in support…

Kelton Stepanowich’s film Gods Acre to put Fort Chipewyan in spotlight – CBC

Jun 03, 2015 Shooting for Gods Acre set to begin in summer An Alberta filmmaker is putting his isolated hometown of Fort Chipewyan in front of frame. The tiny hamlet 600…

Power vacuum opens as Hay River puts electricity contract up for bid – Northern Journal

June 1, 2015 A power vacuum in the town of Hay River has sparked a turf war between the community’s long-time electricity distributor and the NWT-owned power corporation. Hay River…

Chinese company considering potash mine near Strasbourg – News Talk 650

May 31, 2015 Construction could begin next year, operational by 2020 Saskatchewan is already well known for its potash mining and now another massive, multi-billion dollar project could soon be…

Aboriginal rights need clarity for LNG – Terrace Standard

Jun 3, 2015 Last summer I wrote that the Supreme Court’s Tsilhqot’indecision, which for the first time granted aboriginal title outside an Indian reserve, was going to be a real…

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