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Business Agreement Reached: Sioux Lookout, KI, and Lac Seul FN

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Economic Agreement To Boost Northwestern Ontario SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON – Sioux Lookout, Lac Seul First Nation and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI, formerly Big Trout Lake), Ontario, have decided to collaborate on a joint project and will have access to funding and facilitation supports through the First Nations – Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) to advance their joint work.

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Industry, First Nations and environmentalists seek consensus in pipeline debate

Jacob Parry

bcbusiness.ca

The risks of a spill and rewards of revenue are far from certain in the contested debate over bitumen pipelines and shipping

A diverse set of oil and gas company representatives, port officials, First Nations leaders and environmentalists came together to discuss the risks and rewards of transiting extracted resources by water, pipeline and rail at a conference hosted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in North America on Wednesday.

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Assembly of First Nations says its proposals on missing women 'tossed aside' by Ottawa

Interim National Chief Ghislain Picard still pushing for national inquiry

By Connie Walker, CBC News

Ghislain Picard, the interim national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, says he is frustrated by the lack of input from the federal government with his organization on the issue of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls.

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Countess charms remote Ontario First Nation on unusual Royal visit, speaks of ‘reconciliation’

Adrian Humphreys

National Post

Extending greetings from “the Great White Mother” — an old aboriginal reference to the Queen — the wife of the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II charmed and intrigued a remote First Nations community Thursday with both her informal whimsy and a surprising entreaty of “reconciliation” with the Crown.

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There is a lot of "unfinished business" in Indian Country. Garbage that we as a people have never really dealt with. Chief among them is the whole issue of those infamous residential schools and their impact on people. Read more...

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