Yukon First Nations To Oppose Yukon Government Peel Land Use Plan

The Tr’ondek Hwech’in in Dawson City and Mayo’s Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation are expected to join the Yukon Conservation Society and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society to fight the Yukon Government’s Peel Land Use Plan. The government did not follow the Peel River planning commission’s recommendation to protect as much as 80% of the region. The government’s plan is to protect 29%.

CBC News Posted: Jan 27, 2014

Attawapiskat Financial Statement Errors Not Caught by Ottawa, Band Officials

Recent financial statements by the Attawapiskat First Nation contain errors that were not caught by band officials, their auditors or the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development who, “received and accepted” Attawapiskat’s audited financial consolidated financial statements. The band has been under co-management for more than a decade which is supposed to mean it has access to additional resources from the federal government to manage its financial position.

By Karina Roman, CBC News Jan 23, 2014

Former PM Paul Martin To Unveil Aboriginal Youth Program

Former Prime Minister Paul Martin is appearing at the Blood Reserve near Calgary, AB with the reserve’s Chief and the CEO of Scotiabank to announce the new program. The collaboration involving the Martin Aboriginal Educational Initiative, the Blood Tribe and Scotiabank will provide Grade 11 and 12 students with business knowledge and financial literacy skills with local business leaders mentoring the students.

The Canadian Press Posted: Jan 20, 2014