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NATIVE COUNCILS LEAD THE WAY TO CLEAN, SAFE WATER

Despite unique challenges, there are Aboriginal operators based as far north as Hudson Bay who are provincially certified to run water facilities.  Such successes are in part due to Native councils such as Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) who are at the forefront of water treatment capacity building in Ontario.

Another native protest gathers steam

Canadian Press
August 28, 2007 at 5:05 PM EDT
The Globe and Mail

KINGSTON, Ont. — Aboriginal protesters blocking access to a proposed uranium mining site in eastern Ontario are calling for the provincial government to settle the dispute after a judge ordered them to leave the property.

Saugeen Nation wants $1 billion over spraying

By BRYAN MEADOWS
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Chronicle Journal

The chief of the Saugeen Nation north of Ignace is not happy with herbicide spraying in area forests and plans to seek $1 billion in compensation from senior levels of government.

Feds hand over long-owed land

By PAUL TURENNE, SUN MEDIA In some cases it's more than 100 years late, but it appears the federal government is making some progress when it comes to "giving" Manitoba First Nations land owed for generations.

SHORTFALL

At Monday's annual meeting of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, new Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl said Ottawa had transferred 159,185 acres of land to Manitoba bands for use as reserve land within the past year.

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