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5 things to know about devolution in the N.W.T. - CBC News

5 things to know about devolution in the N.W.T. -  CBC News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
The Northwest Territories is expected to get a final devolution agreement Monday, which will give the territory control over its Crown lands and resources. Here are five things to know about devolution.
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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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8 things to watch for in today's federal budget

8 things to watch for in today's federal budget | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"6. Aboriginal funding

The Assembly of First Nations has said it needs $500 million in the budget to bring on-reserve schools up to the same standards as other Canadian schools. And after weeks-long controversy over the state of housing in Attawapiskat, followed by a gathering in Ottawa to "re-set" the relationship between the Crown and First Nations, expectations will be high."

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Harper government ends debate on First Nations disclosure bill - Vancouver Sun

"B.C. First Nations will have the least difficulty in meeting new requirements for the public disclosure of salaries and expense accounts for their politicians, Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan said Thursday.

His view is supported by Canadian Taxpayers Federation statistics which show B.C. has, on a per-capita basis, the lowest number of highly paid chiefs in the country."

 

- Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun

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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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Government urged to invest in First Nations education

Government urged to invest in First Nations education | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"James Bartleman, the former lieutenant-governor of Ontario, says Canadians view aboriginal people as less than human.

It's the only way he can explain the underfunding of First Nations schools in Canada and the fact some children are allowed to go months without classes, Bartleman told CBC News after an anti-racism event in Thunder Bay, Ont."

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