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Lack of education on aboriginal taxes - StarPhoenix

Lack of education on aboriginal taxes - StarPhoenix | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"The Social Science Research Laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan - the only facility of its kind in Canada - created the Taking the Pulse survey in its group analysis lab, which includes multiple departments from across the faculty of arts and sciences. Their research found many people have a mistaken belief in the level of taxes paid by aboriginal people.

 

Nothing is certain but death and taxes - and despite what many Saskatchewan residents may think - this rings true for aboriginal people as well."

 

- Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post

 

*Good article about taxes and Aboriginal people.

 

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Wapikoni mobile : L’allégorie de la hache – Musique – Voir.ca

"Pour une deuxième année consécutive, Samian mène un  concert-bénéfice au profit de Wapikoni mobile.

 

Il y a une hache. Celle qui, maniée par le gouvernement Harper, sabrait l’été dernier le budget de Wapikoni mobile, le studio ambulant de création privilégiant les communautés autochtones. Puis il y a l’autre, la hache de guerre qu’on déterre avant de se lancer dans une bataille."

 

Par André Péloquin, VOIR 

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Aboriginal literature celebrated in Saskatoon - CBC.ca

Aboriginal literature celebrated in Saskatoon - CBC.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"A community of writers and artists gather in Saskatoon to celebrate Aboriginal literature. The Ânskohk Festival is a launch event for the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild Conference, which begins Friday."

 

Source: CBC News

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NACM launches new website and resource materials for Aboriginal communities | National Aboriginal Council Of Midwives (NACM)

NACM launches new website and resource materials for Aboriginal communities | National Aboriginal Council Of Midwives (NACM) | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"The National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) is pleased to announce the launch of its website along with a new series of educational materials that focus on Aboriginal Midwifery. The website and the educational materials, which include video, web and print materials, are intended to provide support, information and resources to First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals interested in the profession of midwifery as well as to communities interested in returning birth to their region.  All the promotional materials, along with additional information, can be found at www.aboriginalmidwives.ca."

 

Source: National Aboriginal Council of Midwives website

 

 

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Russell Means Walks On

Russell Means Walks On | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Russell Means has been called the most famous American Indian since Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse by the Los Angeles Times and recognized as a natural  leader with a fearless dedication and indestructible sense of pride. This morning at 4:44 a.m. Means walked on amongst the ancestors."

 

-Source: ICTMN Staff

 

More info about Russell Means: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20033596 ;

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Indspire annonce les lauréats des Prix Indspire 2013

Indspire annonce les lauréats des Prix Indspire 2013 | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Quatorze Autochtones canadiens remarquables sont devenus les lauréats des Prix Indspire 2013. Anciennement appelés les Prix nationaux d’excellence décernés aux Autochtones, les Prix Indspire, célèbrent depuis vingt ans les contributions importantes des Autochtones au Canada.

 

Les lauréats des Prix Indspire 2013 sont :

Jacqueline Guest, Alberta – Arts

Charlie Evalik, Nunavut – Affaires et commerce

Winston Wuttunee, Saskatchewan – Culture, patrimoine et spiritualité

Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, Colombie-Britannique – Éducation

Lloyd (Sonny) Flett, Alberta – Environnement et ressources naturelles

Ruby Jacobs, Ontario – Santé

Viola Robinson, Nouvelle-Écosse – Droit et justice

Duane Smith, Territoires du Nord-Ouest – Politique

Gail Cyr, Manitoba – Service public

Theoren Fleury, Manitoba – Sports

Graham Kotowich, Saskatchewan – Métis Prix spécial jeunesse

Gabrielle Scrimshaw, Saskatchewan – Première nation Prix spécial jeunesse

Elizabeth Zarpa, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador – Inuit Prix spécial jeunesse

Alex Van Bibber, Yukon – Accomplissements d’une vie

 

-Indspire.ca

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Aboriginal library being created in Millbrook - Truro Daily News

Aboriginal library being created in Millbrook - Truro Daily News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Anyone looking for materials on Mi'kmaq history will have hundreds of items at their fingertips in the New Year thanks to a new aboriginal library and resource project now underway.Gordon Pictou, senior heritage interpreter and program manager, is working on expanding the resources available in ‘Our Voices - Our Stories' and material should be arriving in the next couple of months.

 

"We had some items already but we've just ordered about 150 more resources, such as books and videos, and other items such as educational material and handbooks," said Pictou."

 

Source: Truro Daily News

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‘Indianthusiasm’: Romanticized ideas about First Nations life offer escapism for Germans | Canada | News | National Post

‘Indianthusiasm’: Romanticized ideas about First Nations life offer escapism for Germans | Canada | News | National Post | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"More than a century ago, as Germany was striving to match the imperial ambitions of the other European powers, the imaginations of its people were captured by the tales of Old Shatterhand, a German travelling the American frontier, and his loyal Apache guide, Winnetou.

 

German writer Karl May’s serial adventures were beloved by Hitler and Albert Einstein alike; they spoke to the colonial longings of the German people at the time.

 

The genre continues to have a weird resonance in Germany even today, said Hartmut Lutz, who is teaching a course in German “Indianthusiasm” at the University of Calgary this term as a visiting scholar — one who has studied topics related to Germany’s treatment of North American aboriginal cultures for decades."

 

-Jen Gerson, National Post

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Nova Scotians to witness aboriginal woman become saint - Nova Scotia - CBC News

Nova Scotians to witness aboriginal woman become saint - Nova Scotia - CBC News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Dozens of Nova Scotians from the Indian Brook First Nation are travelling to the Vatican this week to witness a ceremony for the first ever First Nations person from North America to ascend to Catholic sainthood.

 

- CBC Nova Scotia News

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Let’s hear more indigenous success stories

 

" Roberta Jamieson, president and CEO of Indspire (formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation), spoke about the creation and support of a positive future for aboriginal youth throughout her keynote speech at the symposium.

“Canada cannot afford to squander the opportunity,” she said, adding that it will take more than political will to advance the prospects of aboriginal youth. “This is not a game to watch from the sidelines … If it’s going to impact Indian people, Indian people have to lead it.”"

 

- Brian Calliou, The Globe and Mail

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Sherman Alexie: The Top 10 Pieces of Writing Advice I've Been Given | WritersDigest.com

Sherman Alexie: The Top 10 Pieces of Writing Advice I've Been Given | WritersDigest.com | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

To celebrate the short-story writer, poet, and novelist (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian), here are 10 Alexie's nuggets of wisdom for writers.

 

Source: Zachary Petit,  WritersDigest.com

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More than 60,000 applying for Mi'kmaq status - Nfld. & Labrador - CBC News

More than 60,000 applying for Mi'kmaq status - Nfld. & Labrador - CBC News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"An aboriginal leader on Newfoundland's west coast says the future of the fledgling Qalipu First Nation could be in jeopardy because of a flood of applications for membership.

 

Liz LaSaga says when the Qalipu agreement was made with the federal government, officials expected about 11,000 people to join the landless Mi'kmaq band.

 

But LaSaga said that number could reach 65,000 by next month, as thousands of unexpected claims of Mi'kmaq ancestry arrive.

 

LaSaga said she is worried that the large volume of applications will stretch the resources of officials who are reviewing them.

 

She also said the federal government will be questioning some people's claims.

"A lot were - are - embellished or thought to be embellished, and they will be audited," LaSaga told CBC News."

 

- CBC News

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Sisters in Spirit Vigil Locations in NB

Today, October 4th- Sisters in Spirits Vigils will be taking place in New Brunswick.

Here is the lists of locations:

 

Elsipotog - All day various activities

Fredericton - NBCC Corporate Office at 11am

Fredricton - New Brunswick Community College Campus at 11am

Miramichi - New Brunswick Community College Campus at TBD

Moncton - New Brunswick Community College Campus at 12:25pm

St. Andrew - New Brunswick Community College Campus at TBD

Saint John- New Brunswick Community College Campus at TBD

Saint John - Church of St. Andrew and St. David at 7:30pm

Tobique First Nation - Wellness Centre at TBA

Woodstock - New Brunswick Community College Campus at 11am

 

http://www.october4th.ca/

 

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Wapikoni mobile offers a creative outlet - Montreal Gazette

Wapikoni mobile offers a creative outlet - Montreal Gazette | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Travelling long stretches of road to remote destinations, they may very well  look like any other recreational vehicles on Quebec’s open highways — but they  are not. Racking up thousands of kilometres to reach small, aboriginal  communities and reserves past Sept-Îles, Chibougamau or Schefferville, these RVs  are on a mission: Wapikoni mobile is a studio on wheels."

-By Laura Beeston, Special to The Gazette

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Aboriginal Music week mixes the traditional with… everything - MetroNews Canada

Aboriginal Music week mixes the traditional with… everything - MetroNews Canada | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Six days, 12 concerts, 34 acts, one nation. Aboriginal Music Week 2012 kicks off Tuesday and runs through Sunday at various downtown Winnipeg venues."

 

by Jared Story, Metro Winnipeg

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Aboriginal video game puts modern twist on tradition of storytelling - CTV Montreal

Aboriginal video game puts modern twist on tradition of storytelling - CTV Montreal | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Using a modern twist to honour centuries-old traditions, a new video game  designed by young people from Kahnawake uses Mohawk legends as inspiration.

 

The product of a video game design workshop at Concordia Uiversity,  Skahiòn:hati: Rise of the Kanien'kehá:ka Legends, tells the story of a man who  must fight a Stone Giant, Tree People and the Flying Head on his path to  becoming a warrior.

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Young people between the ages of 18 and 25 from Kahnawake spent a combined  total of 350 hours creating the game, which  can be downloaded here.

 

The focus was on a positive portrayal of their proud heritage."

 

Source: CTV Montreal              

 

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Kateri Tekakwitha a "squaw"?! Her father "pagan"? Nun in toy headdress?! - American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)

Kateri Tekakwitha a "squaw"?! Her father "pagan"? Nun in toy headdress?! - American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)'s Debbie Reese looks at the media coverage of the Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha. 

 

Shows example of how media continues to use stereotypes and culturally inappropriate words.

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Concordia Will Soon Become First University in Quebec to Offer Indigenous Studies Degree

Concordia Will Soon Become First University in Quebec to Offer Indigenous Studies Degree | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"While Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec has offered a major in First  Peoples studies since 2010, students can’t graduate with a degree in it until  it’s approved by the Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport, which is expected  to happen next fall.

Canadian University Press (CUP) reports this would make Concordia the first  university in Quebec to offer a bachelor’s degree with a major  concentration in First Peoples studies. "

 

Source: ICTMN Staff

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Indspire announces 2013 Indspire Award recipients | Indspire - Indigenous education, Canada's future

Indspire announces 2013 Indspire Award recipients | Indspire - Indigenous education, Canada's future | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

14 outstanding Indigenous Canadians today were named as recipients of the 2013 Indspire Awards. Formerly called the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, the Indspire Awards have, for 20 years, celebrated the significant contributions of Indigenous people in Canada.

 

The 2013 Indspire Award recipients are:

Jacqueline Guest, Alberta – Arts

Charlie Evalik, Nunavut – Business & Commerce

Winston Wuttunee, Saskatchewan – Culture, Heritage & Spirituality

Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, British Columbia – Education

Lloyd (Sonny) Flett, Alberta – Environment & Natural Resources

Ruby Jacobs, Ontario – Health

Viola Robinson, Nova Scotia – Law & Justice

Duane Smith, Northwest Territories – Politics

Gail Cyr, Manitoba – Public Service

Theoren Fleury, Manitoba – Sports

Graham Kotowich, Saskatchewan – Métis Youth Award

Gabrielle Scrimshaw, Saskatchewan – First Nation Youth Award

Elizabeth Zarpa, Newfoundland and Labrador – Inuit Youth Award

Alex Van Bibber, Yukon – Lifetime Achievement Award

 

-Source: Indspire.ca

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Quill & Quire » Joseph Boyden’s new novel to examine Canada’s formative years

Quill & Quire » Joseph Boyden’s new novel to examine Canada’s formative years | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Plot and release date announced for Joseph Boyden new book, The Orenda. The Orenda is his first YA title.

 

 

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Canonisation de Kateri Tekakwitha : Mashteuiatsh s'anime - Le Quotidien

Canonisation de Kateri Tekakwitha : Mashteuiatsh s'anime - Le Quotidien | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Une trentaine de personnes de la communauté de Mashteuiatsh et des environs assistera à la canonisation de la Mohawk, Kateri Tekakwitha dimanche, à Rome.

 

-Isabelle Tremblay, Le Quotidien

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Natives, Harper government clash over welfare rates | iPolitics

Natives, Harper government clash over welfare rates | iPolitics | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"A group of 17 First Nations from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island recently joined a legal challenge of Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan's plan to cut reserve income assistance to bring it on-par with the provinces."

 

- Laura Stone, iPolitics

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BC: A point of pride- First aboriginal lieut.-gov. called a 'role model' for native people

BC: A point of pride- First aboriginal lieut.-gov. called a 'role model' for native people | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"When Steven Point became B.C.'s first aboriginal lieutenant-governor five years ago, he said he hoped he would be a role model to First Nations youth during his tenure at Government House."

- Cornelia Naylor, The Times 

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President Obama Answers Questions From Indian Country Today Media Network In Unprecedented Exchange

President Obama Answers Questions From Indian Country Today Media Network In Unprecedented Exchange | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Claiming that his record shows he is more committed than his opponent in the  upcoming presidential election to serving Indian country, President Barack Obama  has answered questions about some of the major issues facing American Indian  citizens and tribes today.

 

“[With me] as president, you have a voice in the White House,” he tells  Indian Country Today Media Network. “We’re moving forward, but there’s more work  to do. But we are seeing a turning point in the relationship between our  nations, and ultimately our relationship is not just a matter of legislation or  a matter of policy. It’s a matter of whether we’re going to live up to our basic  values.”

 

Not only is this the first time President Obama has done a Q&A with the American Indian press, it is believed to be the first time a sitting president  of the United States has conducted such an interview with Native media. It’s a first that aligns with the image Obama has worked hard to cultivate in Indian country."

 

Source: Rob Capriccioso, ICTMN

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Feds defend funding available for native schools

OTTAWA — Aboriginal Affairs is fighting back against its critics, releasing new calculations that show native students receive just as much, if not more, funding as non-aboriginals for schooling.

 

- HEATHER SCOFFIELD The Canadian Press  

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