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Oil pipeline opponent uses ‘necessity defence’ What is it?

By Blake Nicholson And Steve Karnowski THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. -An American Indian activist and former U.S. congressional candidate in North Dakota accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says he’ll seek to present a “necessity defence,” justifying a crime by arguing it prevented ...

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Mohawk company opening medical marijuana factory in water bottling plant

Oct 23, 2017 AKWESASNE— Seven Leaf, a Mohawk-owned company is  almost set to start growing and selling medical marijuana in Canada. The company  is renovating a former water bottling plant on Cornwall Island in Akwesasne into a multi-million dollar company with plans to employ 100 people. And they are hardly alone, ...

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First Nations Finance Authority Issues 4th Debenture

First Nations Finance Authority Issues 4th Debenture, rating upgrade to A2 from A3 by Moody’s Investors Service PRESS RELEASE-WESTBANK, BC- (October 19, 2017) The First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) has issued its largest debenture (bond) to date at $126 Million. The demand for FNFA’s debenture exceeded supply as institutional investor orders ...

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Rocket debris is a risk to Inuit food security

By Tiff-Annie Kenny Nereus Program Fellow; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa and Tad Lemieux, PhD researcher in sovereignty and rhetoric, Carleton University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available ...

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Philpott vows to settle school bus dispute, but First Nations critics skeptical

By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA -Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says the Liberal government expects to reach a settlement in the “near future” with a First Nations family that’s been battling the federal government to pay for school bus service for a child with cerebral palsy. Philpott called ...

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Millennials will have to deal with Ontario’s debt unless action taken: watchdog 

By Shawn Jeffords THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Millennials will have to foot the bill for Ontario’s rising debt over the next three decades if the government doesn’t hike taxes or cut spending by $6.5 billion annually to address major demographic changes, the province’s fiscal watchdog warned Thursday. As the baby ...

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Trans Mountain activity slowed by permits, Kinder Morgan Canada says 

By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY- Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (TSX:KML) said Wednesday that it’s already facing potentially months of delay on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project because of the timing of permits and regulatory approvals. “If you just took the delays experienced to date, and just flowed ...

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Man makes guilty plea in sweeping Indian art fraud probe 

By Morgan Lee THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANTA FE, N.M.-A jewelry supplier has pleaded guilty in federal court to a misdemeanour criminal charge in the sale of fake Native American jewelry that was manufactured in the Philippines, representing the first conviction in a sweeping international investigation. Art supplier Mohammad Manasra pleaded ...

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