Bamoseda Update September 2
The Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia have signed a landmark agreement with provincial and federal governments which sets out the rules on a formal consultation process.
Barriere Lake First Nation in Quebec does not recognizes its Chief and Council — that’s because Indian Northern Affairs Canada has acclaimed the Chief and Council after imposing a section of the Indian Act, even though the community has its own selection process.
Ottawa has been ordered by the federal court to produce all documents relating to the Loan Loss Reserve Initiative. The LLRI is a federal loan program which has created controversy among Aboriginal Financial Institutions who just want to level the playing field with other mainstream financial lenders.
There’s some controversy brewing in northwestern Ontario over the consultation of an archeological excavation. First Nations maintain there hasn’t been consultation while the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario says there has.
First Nations youth have recently completed a one week Flight Camp aimed at introducing the youth to all aspects of the aviation industry in northwestern Ontario.
Howard Nepinak – My Guitar Sings the Blues (CANCON)
Arlette Alcock – NDN Auntie (CANCON)
Missy Knott – No Man Begins (CANCON)