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Bands Urged To Take Lead On Species Protection PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 22:10

Bands Urged To Take Lead On Species Protection

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 13:22

 

 

A lands and resources researcher with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says the lives of First Nations people will be greatly impacted if species that are at risk disappear.

 

Brian Scribe is presenting his work at the "Only A Matter of Time" environmental gathering this week at Wanuskewin.

 

Scribe says there needs to be more awareness about species that are at risk of disappearing -- and he says First Nations may need to take the lead on that.

 

He says First Nations may need to look at developing their own regulations for protecting the species, because he says the government is currently not doing enough to protect their habitats when it comes to development.

 

Scribe says if species become extinct, it would be akin to removing certain foods from the shelves in a grocery store.

 
Greens Question Duncan's Silence On Indigenous Day PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 22:09

Greens Question Duncan's Silence On Indigenous Day

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 13:14

 

 

The Green Party is slamming the new minister of Indian Affairs for not recognizing the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

 

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says she's surprised John Duncan didn't make any public statements to acknowledge the occasion.

 

Last week, Duncan replaced former minister Chuck Strahl on the Indian Affairs file.

 

A critic with the Green Party says she hopes Duncan's silence isn't an indication of things to come.

 
Municipal Leaders To Discuss Aboriginal Concerns PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 22:09

Municipal Leaders To Discuss Aboriginal Concerns

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 13:09

 

 

Aboriginal issues will be front and centre during a gathering in North Battleford next month.

 

The 8th Annual Western Municipalities Aboriginal Gathering will be held from September 27th to 29th.

 

City Councillor Ray Fox is organizing the event.

 

Fox went to last year's gathering in Winnipeg and came away very impressed.

 

He says it's a great chance to help non-Aboriginal city politicians understand Aboriginal issues.

 

Politicians invited to speak include Premier Brad Wall, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Guy Lonechild and Metis Nation - Saskatchewan President Robert Doucette.

 

This year's theme is "Strength, Unity and Pride - It's Time."

 

Fox says that theme represents a desire to make sure Aboriginal people are not forgotten by politicians when other issues come up.

 

Fox says although some progress has been made, lots more needs to be done to help Aboriginal people get out of poverty.

 

The agenda for next month's event includes a panel discussion on urban reserves and how they are working, as well as a presentation on the history of the Treaty Commissioner's Office.

 
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