Indigenous & Aboriginal News

Canadian regulator approves oil pipeline to the Pacific Coast by Rob Gillies, posted on The Spec

A panel reviewing a proposed pipeline to the Pacific Coast that would allow Canada’s oil to be shipped to Asia is recommending the Canadian government approve the project. The three-person review panel recommended Thursday approving the pipeline with 209 conditions Thursday. Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver said the government will thoroughly review it and consult with affected aboriginal groups before making a decision on the contentious pipeline. There is fierce environmental and aboriginal opposition and court challenges are expected.  [Read More…]

ONWA calls for help to end violence against Aboriginal women by Rick Garrick, posted on Wawatay News

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is calling for all Canadians to help end violence against Aboriginal women. The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada was commemorated on Dec. 6. [Read More…]

Panel’s approval for Northern Gateway sets stage for PM’s pipeline battle by Shawn McCarthy, Gloria Galloway & Brent Jang, posted on The Globe & Mail

The National Energy Board has given a conditional green light to the Northern Gateway pipeline project, handing off to Prime Minister Stephen Harper a crucial decision that threatens to intensify aboriginal opposition and become a political flashpoint in the next federal election. [Read More…]

Auditor General calls for emergency prevention by Rick Garrick, posted on Wawatay News

The Auditor General has raised flags about the way emergencies are handled in First Nation communities in his 2013 Fall Report, released on Nov. 26. Auditor General Michael Ferguson examined a number of issues in his report that the federal government had been struggling to address, including online government services, food recalls, illegal entry into Canada, emergency management on First Nations reserves, oversight of rail safety, disaster relief for agricultural producers, and internal controls over financial reporting. [Read More…]  

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