Archive for January 6th, 2013

Aboriginal affairs issues in the headlines this year

- January 6th, 2013

With Idle No More protests continuing across the country, here is a look back on some of the aboriginal affairs issues that have made headlines in the last year.

Dec. 2, 2012 – PM, First Nations’ leaders to meet amid reserve crisis - http://bit.ly/VDKhFa

Jan. 5, 2012 – Feds planning to keep Indian Act despite opposition - http://bit.ly/UPpCgL

Jan. 9, 2012 – Government and First Nations leaders eye education reform - http://bit.ly/115pspU

Jan. 23, 2012 – First Nation chiefs gear up for gathering with government - http://bit.ly/wf8Zba

Jan. 24, 2012 – Harper says he won’t scrap Indian Act - http://bit.ly/UXSmVx

Feb. 17, 2012 – Addictive meds smuggled into First Nations communities, researchers say - http://bit.ly/115pHRV

Feb. 24, 2012 – Healing and education needed: Reconciliation report - http://bit.ly/wGd1CD

July 17, 2012 – Discontent at First Nations meeting - http://bit.ly/NGC9vK

July 18, 2012 – Atleo claims second term as national chief - http://bit.ly/UPpM7L

July 19, 2012 – Atleo promises tough stand against feds - http://bit.ly/OyoZVx

Oct. 22, 2012 – Watchdog group wants to see First Nations leaders’ salaries online - http://bit.ly/VI1L0D

Nov. 21, 2012 – Gov’t and AFN disagree about pace of progress for First Nations - http://bit.ly/UtKuZ5

Dec. 4, 2012 – Oxy crisis matter of ‘life and death’ in First Nations communities: Chiefs - http://bit.ly/11QpJuG

Dec. 4, 2012 – First Nations leaders blocked from House after budget bill confrontation - http://bit.ly/Udogbg

Dec. 5, 2012 – Release of residential school documents up to the courts: Harper - http://bit.ly/11WTTMN

Dec. 6, 2012 – Aboriginal leaders and opposition parties call for probe on hundreds of missing and murdered First Nations women - http://bit.ly/TJCdCv

Dec. 20, 2012 – ‘Idle No More’ just the start of First Nations action: Atleo - http://bit.ly/115qja6

Dec. 21, 2012 – Thousands of First Nations protesters demand urgent meeting with Crown - http://bit.ly/VhuB5Y

Dec. 24, 2012 – Feds and First Nations still at odds despite hunger strike and protests -http://bit.ly/TSXnMS

Dec. 31, 2012 – No compromise in sight for First Nations protesters and feds - http://bit.ly/U1yC4T

Jan 3, 2013 – PM invited to First Nations meeting - http://bit.ly/VyCfgM

Jan. 4, 2013 – Idle No More: Chief Theresa Spence vows to continue hunger strike until feds and First Nations meet - http://bit.ly/WiJp4N

Jan. 5, 2013 – Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence slams damning audit as a ‘distraction’ – http://bit.ly/Xg8NLs

Jan. 6, 2013 – Two Alberta First Nations launch legal challenge against federal budget bills – http://bit.ly/10cWK7n