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Potential IAP Claimants Urged To Begin Process PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 12:28

Potential IAP Claimants Urged To Begin Process

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 13:17

 

 

A lawyer who is helping residential school survivors who experienced extreme abuse apply for additional compensation says applicants should get the paperwork filled out sooner rather than later to avoid a backlog.

 

Eleanor Sunchild was in Stanley Mission and La Ronge earlier this week with a support team of elders and health workers.

 

Sunchild says the wait for compensation through the Independent Assessment Process is typically between a year and 18 months after an application has been submitted.

 

The deadline for filing an IAP claim is in 2012.

 

Sunchild will be back in Stanley Mission and La Ronge on March 24th and 25th.

 

 
Northern Group Opposed To Proposed Ore Haul Route PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 12:26

Northern Group Opposed To Proposed Ore Haul Route

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 13:10

 

 

Some concerns are beginning to surface over an idea by AREVA to establish an ore haul route between the McArthur River uranium mine and the processing facility at McClean Lake.

 

While the company says nothing has been decided yet, members of the Northern Saskatchewan Environmental Quality Committee say they are worried nonetheless.

 

Norman Wolverine says hauling slurry is more dangerous than yellowcake, and the trucks they would be using are generally bigger than normal.

 

He also worries about increased traffic on the Key Lake road.

 

Wolverine says he was at one consultation about the project, but the company representative didn't say much about how the project would be carried out.

 

Wolverine says many communities will need to be consulted before the project can go ahead, as well as the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

 
INAC Studying Housing Authority Proposal From FSIN PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 12:25

INAC Studying Housing Authority Proposal From FSIN

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 13:00

 

 

A vice-chief with the FSIN is proposing the creation of a First Nations housing authority.

 

Morley Watson says the body would be managed by First Nations, but be accountable to the government and other stakeholders.

 

Watson says the treaty right to shelter is found in all of the historical agreements and promises access to materials, equipment and labour.

 

He explains a task force would be created to develop a framework which any band can use to formulate a long-term housing strategy.

 

According to Watson, the FSIN has already had preliminary discussions with Indian Affairs, which is currently reviewing the proposal.

 

Watson says the department will eventually make a decision on whether it will be initiated in the current fiscal year.

 

He says if the housing authority goes ahead, "we can reduce unacceptable predicaments that we are faced with today".

 

Watson adds one of the first tasks will be to determine what waiting lists and shortfalls exist in the Saskatchewan region.

 
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