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Jun 1st, 2011
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But Anishinabe trustee Jeff Monague is opposed – it’s a racial slur  By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance May 31, 2011 ANGUS – The name of the Simcoe County District School Board’s newest high school shows those who write the history books rule once more. Nottawasaga Pines – the first choice of ...
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May 29th, 2011
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First Nations protesters stick up for what’s right and get what they want BY MARK BONOKOSKI QMI AGENCY March 27 2011 While much of Manitoba was fighting back epic floodwaters and Albertans were witnessing the flash-fire razing of Slave Lake, the Battle of Snake Mound was making headlines here, and th...
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May 27th, 2011
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Four area First Nations to vote on settlement of Coldwater Narrows claim By Frank Matys Simcoe.com May 26, 2011  COLDWATER – The Chippewas of Rama and three other First Nation communities are one step closer to reaching a historic settlement that seeks to turn the page on an ugly chapter. The f...
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May 19th, 2011
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'We are Anishinabek,' says Grand Council Chief Patrick MadahbeeNews release from Union of Ontario Indians May 18 2011 The new Conservative majority government has started its term in office by slighting First Nations citizens, says Anishinabek Nation leader Patrick Madahbee.“We are not aboriginal – w...
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May 7th, 2011
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By Scott HarrisCouncil of Canadians May 4 2011A major oil pipeline spill first detected on April 29 in northern Alberta has leaked an estimated 28,000 barrels of crude near the Lubicon community of Little Buffalo. The leak, from the Rainbow pipeline owned by a subsidiary of Houston-based Plains All A...
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Mar 13th, 2011
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By SHARON WEATHERALL Midland Free Press March 11 2011 First Mate Mike Cass says ferries crossing the water from Christian Island to Cedar Point this year have encountered “varying ice” which depending on the weather conditions and temperature can take some time to cut through. Read more ...
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Mar 13th, 2011
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By SHARON WEATHERALL Midland Free Press March 11 2011 When a new drum is received into a native community it is viewed as precious gift that must be blessed before used. Students at Christian Island Elementary School (CIES) had the opportunity to celebrate a special cultural event on February 4th dur...
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Feb 27th, 2011
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By Sharon Weatherall Midland Free Press Feb 24 2011Beausoleil First Nation council is in the pre-approval stage for funding assistance to upgrade the water treatment plant on Christian Island. Without $100,000 for improvements the system could let in impurities that would taint water quality in the c...
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Feb 27th, 2011
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By Sharon Weatherall Midland Free press Feb 22 2011The days are numbered for 'Sandy Graham' - a 98 passenger/28 vehicle vessel purchased in 1998 by Indian & Northern Affairs (INAC) as an 'interim' solution to service Christian Island....