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.

Ardoch Algonquin First Nation co-chiefs Paula Sherman and Randy Cota again called on Premier Dalton McGuinty or Aboriginal Affairs Minister David Ramsay to step in and help resolve issues that led to the protest.

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.

Leaders predict more tragic deaths unless governments fix aboriginal poverty

By STEVE LAMBERT
Sunday, August 19, 2007

WINNIPEG (CP) - There will be more deaths like the recent drowning of a boy on a Manitoba reserve by three youngsters unless something is done about the social ills rampant on many native reserves, the head of an aboriginal child welfare agency warns.

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