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Nova Scotia shortlisted as potential site for world’s first whale sanctuary

By Michael MacDonald THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX-A secret location along Nova Scotia’s southwest coast has been shortlisted as a potential site for the world’s first retirement home for whales and dolphins raised in captivity. The pioneering effort started two years ago when the U.S.-based Whale Sanctuary Project announced it was ...

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Native Americans rally in bid to save Arizona coal plant 

By Anita Snow THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX -More than 300 people who say their livelihoods depend on a coal-fired plant on a sprawling Native American reservation rallied in Phoenix Wednesday to request a 90-day delay in steps being taken to shutter it by 2019. Demonstrators, including miners who extract the ...

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Goldcorp Signs Agreement with Three Ontario First Nations

JUN 06, 2018 Significant Milestone in Development of Borden Gold, Canada’s First All-Electric Underground Mine   VANCOUVER, June 6, 2018 – GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G) (NYSE: GG) (“Goldcorp” or “the Company”) and three First Nation communities including Brunswick House First Nation (BHFN), Chapleau Cree First Nation (CCFN), and Chapleau Ojibwe First Nation (COFN) are ...

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US court: Miccosukee tribal member must pay income taxes 

MIAMI- A federal court has ruled that a member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida must pay income taxes on profits from its casino. The Miami Herald reports that Monday’s ruling could open the door to the tribe owing more than $1 billion in unpaid taxes to the U.S. government. ...

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Canada trumps American trade war… imposes tariffs on American products

Remarks by the Prime Minister of Canada on steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the United States Prime Minister Trudeau “These tariffs are totally unacceptable” in imposing a dollar for dollar tariff match May 31, 2018   By Lynda Powless/Editor Ottawa, Ontario-Canada is hitting back. A move by American President ...

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Payday lender lawyer sentenced to 8 years in prison

PHILADELPHIA- The lawyer who represented payday lenders accused of evading state regulations by using Native American tribes and a bank as fronts has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 69-year-old Wheeler Neff of Wilmington, Delaware was sentenced Friday on conspiracy and fraud convictions. ...

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National Indigenous Fisheries Institute: Improve Federal fisheries and Oceans programs

Ignite a Culture Change as a Mission of Government – Recommendations to Improve Federal Fisheries and Oceans Programs released today by the National Indigenous Fisheries Institute   SYDNEY, NS, May 22, 2018 – The first report on the review of Indigenous fisheries programs calls on Fisheries and Oceans Canada to take ...

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BMO Financial Group to donate $1 million to Youth Fusion for Indigenous communities

MONTREAL, May 22, 2018 – BMO Financial Group is pleased to announce a donation of one million dollars to Youth Fusion for aboriginal programming. This substantial donation is intended to maintain and enhance existing Youth Fusion projects in aboriginal communities in Quebec and to promote the expansion of these programs throughout Quebec and the rest of Canada. Currently, Youth ...

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