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Mi’kmaq urged to look at LNG, fracking links – The Chronicle Herald

April 20, 2015 SYDNEY — The federal government’s process for aboriginal consultation is working fairly well, but it is fraught with some ethical dilemmas that First Nation negotiators in Nova Scotia will have to address, says a prominent Mi’kmaq lawyer. That includes the possibility of opposing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for petroleum products, while accepting […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2015279 Views

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Clyde River’s fight against seismic testing in federal court – CBC

Apr 20, 2015 Hamlet and local hunters and trappers organization seek to overturn 2014 National Energy Board decision The lawyer representing Clyde River told the Federal Appeals Court in Toronto this morning that the community’s fight against seismic testing is about the Inuit right to eat. Lawyer Nader Hasan argued that seismic testing could be catastrophic […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 2015240 Views

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Statistic on killers of aboriginal women at best ‘unhelpful,’ at worst ‘offensive,’ say advocates – Yahoo News

The federal government is trying to abdicate responsibility for the high number of aboriginal women who have been murdered or gone missing in Canada by blaming First Nations, say advocates for a public inquiry. RCMP Comm. Bob Paulson confirmed Friday a statistic first cited by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt in a closed-door meeting with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 2015183 Views

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N.W.T. premier launches study to lay groundwork for oil pipeline to Arctic Ocean – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 29, 2015 By Bruce Cheadle THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The premier of the Northwest Territories says it’s time to start laying the groundwork for a potential oil pipeline to the Arctic Ocean, notwithstanding currently depressed global energy prices. Bob McLeod announced to an Ottawa reception Thursday evening that he’s launching a […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 201517926 Views

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Nunavut beneficiary fears impact of uranium in her backyard – Nunatsiaq News

January 29, 2015 “We need to make sure we’re ready. The minerals and resources aren’t going anywhere” In September 2005, Paula Kigjugalik Hughson flew over Akulliqpaq Qamaniq and Qamaniq Tugliqpaaq with several members of her family, most notably her aging mother, Betty, and her mother’s brother, John Killulark. That hour-long flight over those water bodies […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 2015109 Views

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Valcourt says yes to second Nunavut gold mine – Nunatsiaq News

January 28, 2015 AAND minister accepts review board’s recommendations for Meliadine project Nunavut’s future appears flecked with more gold after the process leading towards a second gold mine in the territory took a big step forward this week. That’s after the federal government accepted the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s recommendations — submitted in October 2014 […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 2015125 Views

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Yukon Zinc temporarily closing Wolverine Mine – Mining.com

January 27, 2015 Yukon Zinc’s Wolverine Mine, a zinc-silver-copper-lead-gold underground operation located 282 km east of Whitehorse, is shutting down temporarily due to low commodity prices. Spokesman Alex Wu told the Whitehorse Daily Star that the low silver prices were a driving factor. The exact number of workers affected was not divulged, but as of May […]

by pmnationtalk on January 28, 201515945 Views

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Nunavut regulators to revisit Meadowbank gold mine project certificate – Nunatsiaq News

January 27, 2015 Agnico Eagle must detail pit expansion proposal in addendum to its 2005 FEIS The Nunavut Impact Review Board says it will have to reassess Meadowbank gold mine’s project certificate following Agnico Eagle’s proposal to expand its open pit operations near the Nunavut community of Baker Lake. Last July, the company proposed to […]

by pmnationtalk on January 27, 2015101 Views

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Frac sand drilling plans in North Arm, including popular beach, raise … – CBC

Jan 27, 2015 Frac sand drilling plans in North Arm, including popular beach, raise concerns N.W.T. aboriginal groups weigh in on Husky Oil’s plan to drill for frac sand in Tlicho region Some N.W.T. aboriginal groups are expressing concern with Husky Oil Operation’s plan to drill for high-quality silica sand near a popular area on […]

by pmnationtalk on January 27, 2015157 Views

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Hidden artifacts find light of day at Fort Smith museum – Northern Journal

January 26, 2015 NLMCC shares items for the first time with PWNHC traveling exhibits The new curator of the Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre (NLMCC) has been busy since joining the team at the Fort Smith institute late last year. Since then, she has scoured high and low through the museum’s many storage rooms, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 27, 201516083 Views

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