Harper’s census push months in the making – The Globe and Mail

Prime Minister Stephen Harper decided at the end of December to scrap the mandatory long-form census despite being told by Statistics Canada officials that important data would likely be lost or impaired as a result.

via Harper’s census push months in the making – The Globe and Mail.

Taseko Gold-Copper mine may harm fishes | 26 July 2010 | www.commodityonline.com

Taseko Mines Ltd’s proposed Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project would result in adverse environmental effects although the project need not be scrapped, according to a Federal Review Panel report on the mine.

The panel concluded that the Project would result in significant adverse environmental effects in four key areas: (i) fish and fish habitat; (ii) navigation; (iii) current and traditional uses of land and resources by First Nations; and (iv) existing and potential Aboriginal rights and title. However, the Review Panel made no explicit recommendations to the federal cabinet to approve or reject the Project.

via Taseko Gold-Copper mine may harm fishes | 26 July 2010 | www.commodityonline.com.

Long Plains hosts residential-school forum today – Winnipeg Free Press

Residential School survivors at Long Plains First Nation will share their stories with the community this week.

Today and tomorrow, the First Nation is hosting an event in partnership with the Truth & Reconciliation Commission. Residential School survivors, community youth and families will participate in statement taking, sharing circles and other ceremonies at two locations in the community.

via Long Plains hosts residential-school forum today – Winnipeg Free Press.

Your iPhone an Innovative Photography Tool: Camera+ [Review] | Cult of Mac

One such app is Camera+, which is a joint effort between Taptaptap and Canadian photographer Lisa Bettany. I figured it was worth taking a look at it since it was on sale Sunday for $1.99 (regular price is $4.99).

via Your iPhone an Innovative Photography Tool: Camera+ [Review] | Cult of Mac.

Pharmacist fulfills life-long dream

Yee, 32, has fulfilled his life-long dream of opening the first aboriginal-owned-and-operated pharmacy in the province and possibly the country — The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy at 2310 9th N.

Yee is a member of the Wood Mountain First Nation, in south-central Saskatchewan.

via Pharmacist fulfills life-long dream.

Tattered act reflects racism of the colonial era

Once again we hear the cry to get rid of the Indian Act. Shawn Atleo, the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, says the act must be repealed within two to five years.

He made the statement in his opening speech to the AFN’s annual assembly being held in Winnipeg.

I’ve heard this challenge being made since the 1960s, with Jean Chretien’s infamous white paper on Indian Policy dropped on us in 1969.

via Tattered act reflects racism of the colonial era.

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Participation in sports and cultural activities among Aboriginal children and youth

Recent studies show that participating in extracurricular activities can have many benefits for children, including positive academic achievement,1 improved psychological functioning,2 and good peer relationships.3 Some research suggests that these activities have a positive effect because they provide children with opportunities to explore their identity, develop initiative, learn to control their emotions, and acquire social skills.4

via Participation in sports and cultural activities among Aboriginal children and youth.

Assembly of First Nations – Assembly of First Nations Sets Out Vision for First Nations Control of First Nations Education

Winnipeg (MB) – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo and First Nations Chiefs and delegates from across Canada confirmed a new comprehensive plan to directly address critical education needs facing First Nation communities.

“This is an important confirmation of the clear priority every First Nation leader places on education. We are all agreed on the way forward and the imperative of supporting all First Nations learners and improving education outcomes for our children,” National Chief Atleo stated. “Education has been used as a weapon against us in the past, as during the residential schools era, but it can now be a tool to unlock the full potential of First Nations people and communities. In the spirit of the Federal government’s Apology for residential schools, we call on Canada to work with us to give life to our right to education. The resolution achieved by the First Nation leadership across Canada sets the vision and the path forward for this desperately needed progress.”

via Assembly of First Nations – Assembly of First Nations Sets Out Vision for First Nations Control of First Nations Education.

Lessons in Learning: More than just funny books: Lessons in Learning: Comics and prose literacy for boys

Since their debut on news stands more than 75 years ago comic books have been blamed for a range of social ills—from moral turpitude to juvenile delinquency—and have been subject to scorn and even censorship. But in recent years comics have gained an unprecedented level of recognition, being transformed into Hollywood blockbusters, popping up on bestseller lists (as “graphic novels,” the name for their more grown-up incarnation) and garnering literary accolades from the Pulitzer Prize (for Art Spiegelman’s Maus) to the Guardian First Book Award for Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan.

via Lessons in Learning: More than just funny books: Lessons in Learning: Comics and prose literacy for boys.

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