New Brunswick First Nations Council Asks To Halt NB Power Sale

The Wolastoqewiyik Traditional Council of Tobic plans to issue an injunction against the proposed sale of parts of NB (New Brunswick) Power to Hydro-Quebec. They allege that the deal is illegal because the natural resources involved belong to First Nations and were never given up. The council’s injunction is to be presented to the premiers of New Brunswick and Quebec on Thursday.

Aboriginal Women Diabetes Rate Four Times Canadian Average

According to a new study, the rate of diabetes for Aboriginal women is four times greater than Canadian women overall. Dr. Roland Dyck of the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan also found that members of First Nations are developing the debilitating illness by their 40s, while in the rest of society it tends to strike people in their 70s.