Community News

Hunger and poverty in Canada requiring citizens action with food drives and Celebrations of Giving

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

NO CHILD SHOULD GO HUNGRY
NATIONAL DAY OF HUNGER
OCTOBER 10, 2009

One example of a special event planned for the forks in Winnipeg ...

NAAF hosting Aboriginal Career Fair in Saskatoon on November 10

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
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brianbeaton@knet.ca

NAAF press release 

Canada’s largest Aboriginal National Career Fair to host hundreds of students, tradeshow booths and workshops this November in Saskatoon

OCTOBER 1, 2009 – TORONTO – The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation’s (NAAF) Blueprint for the Future (BFF) national student career fair will deliver educational resources, access to career professionals, dynamic entertainment and bring Aboriginal youth from across Saskatchewan to the city of Saskatoon.

Colonialism Denial by Canada's prime minister ignores First Nation history and current reality

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

AFN press release

AFN National Chief Responds to Prime Minister's Statements on Colonialism

             "We (Canada) also have no history of colonialism."

Canada's poor treatment of First Nations continuing to be confronted on the world's stage

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
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brianbeaton@knet.ca

CHRC press release 

CHRC Statement To The UN Human Rights Council, In Response To The Tabling Of The Report Of The Special Rapporteur On Indigenous Rights.

Delivered on behalf of the Canadian Human Rights Commission by:

Katharina Rose
Geneva Representative
International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC)

September 28, 2009

Thank you, Mr. President.

Assembly of First Nations Fitness Challenge calling on First Nation teachers and students

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

AFN press release 

AFN launching Fitness Challenge for students, on October 15th 2009. Sign up for a chance to win prizes.

    OTTAWA, Sept. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Assembly of First Nations is calling on teachers for help in organizing this year's AFN Fitness Challenge which is aimed at students. The goal of the fitness challenge is to raise awareness about the positive relationship between diabetes and healthy living.

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Receptionist Job Advertisement in Balmertown Office

Submitter Name: 
Cheryl Bechard
Submitters Email: 
cherylbechard@knet.ca

KEEWAYTINOOK OKIMAKANAK
(Northern Chiefs Tribal Council)

Is now accepting applications for the position of
RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY
(Full time position)

Location:    Balmertown Office

General:    Reporting to the Director of Operations, the receptionist/secretary is responsible for providing office support.

Qualifications:
•    Typing and Word processing skills essential.

Understanding the Sharon McIvor case on Indian Status and its appeal to the Supreme Court

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
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brianbeaton@knet.ca

From the Lawyers Weekly

Indian status: changing the status quo 

By John Rowinski - September 25 2009 issue

How is an individual’s ethnic identity determined? This question lies at the root of a B.C. case that, outside of the aboriginal Bar, has escaped widespread scrutiny.

Net Neutrality rules in the US provide enhanced protection for consumers and service providers

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
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brianbeaton@knet.ca

From CBC.ca

U.S. moves to adopt 6 net neutrality rules

September 21, 2009

Lac Seul First Nation opens causeway removing remoteness factor for Kejick and Whitefish Bay residents

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
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brianbeaton@knet.ca

Press Release 

Government Of Canada And Northwestern Ontario First Nation Announce Vital Transportation Link

LAC SEUL, ONTARIO - Sept. 25, 2009 - Member of Parliament for Kenora, Greg Rickford, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians announced today, in partnership with the Lac Seul First Nation, the official opening of the community's new causeway and bridge span.

Evacuated Attawapiskat Cree Nation members have to return to community without safe homes

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

Press Release 

Attawapiskat Cree Nation members forced to return to unsanitary conditions

September 2009

While people across Canada are decorating their homes and preparing for Thanksgiving with family and friends, our people are separated from the home community of Attawapiskat

“We have been patient, but now we are confused, angry and feeling that we have been abandoned,” said Deputy Chief Theresa Spence.