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G.E. booted out of the Dow Jones industrial average on Tuesday

Boston - For the first time in 110 years, General Electric will not be a member of the elite Dow Jones Industrial Average. The announcement came on Tuesday after GE stocks continued to plunge.

Wurdi Youang may be world's oldest astronomical observatory

Researchers are investigating an ancient and historic aboriginal site in Australia that could very well be the world's oldest astronomical observatory, even pre-dating Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Indigenous people in Winnipeg feel the sting of racism Special

Winnipeg - Winnipeg is the capital city of "Friendly Manitoba," where indigenous people reside in numbers higher than any other city in Canada. Thanks to a comment from the wife of a mayoral candidate, racism is once again in the spotlight.

Enbridge taps key banker to smooth way for Northern Gateway line

Enbridge Inc <ENB.TO> said on Wednesday that Jim Prentice, a senior Canadian banker and influential former federal cabinet minister, has agreed to lead negotiations with aboriginal groups opposed to the company's cont...

President of Manitoba PC youth wing resigns after racist comments

Winnipeg - Brayden Mazurkiewich, who was president of the youth wing of the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party has resigned after posting racist comments on Facebook. The Progressive Conservatives are the official opposition in the Manitoba government.

Aboriginal protesters in Toronto: Racism is legislated Special

Toronto - With only two days before leaders from the G20 arrive in Ontario, hundreds of First Nations and activists took to the streets of Toronto to show their dissatisfaction with the Canadian government's policies towards the Aboriginal people.

First Nation leader accuses ON ministries of environmental racism

Yesterday the Anishnabek Grand Council Chief accused the Ontario Ministry of Environment, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and a Manitoulin Island business, Alexander Centre Industries of environmental racism.

Could tar sands be behind high rates of cancer in Fort Chipewyan?

A northern Alberta First Nations community, sited down river from the tar sands, is suffering from a higher-than-normal incidence of cancer. Dr. John O'Connor was instrumental in drawing attention to the cancer rate. So why is he seen as a bad guy?

Op-Ed: Canada's shame found in poor treatment of First Nations people

Canadian policies and legislation since the time of Confederation have served to collectively marginalize First Nations, Inuit and Metis people.

Op-Ed: Australia apologizes, and an era of shameful denial and evasion ends

It’s been a long time coming, and the unimaginable suffering of the Aboriginal people will echo for generations like a scream from the soul of the nation. Australia, has said “Sorry”. An inexpressible misery has found some justice, at last.

A Place That Hope Forgot

Could you live on less than $8,000 a year in South Dakota? Many of those that live in the Pine Ridge Reservation do. It's a place that the United States forgot, where third world living conditions are the rule and hope is a luxury that most can't afford.

Australia: The stolen generation wins a round, first aboriginal awarded damages

This is about one of the great horror stories of Australian history. Thousands of Aboriginal children were removed from their parents by government officials and missions in the last century. They’re the Stolen Generation.

$15.7M to be spent on Native Hospital in Quebec

Health Minister Philippe Couillard said it is important to improve the community's access to health-care because of its aging population

Epidemic of Suicides Expands to New Ontario reserves

TORONTO (AP) — A youth suicide epidemic in Ontario's North has spread to include reserves formerly unaffected by the crisis as this year's toll threatens to become the worst on record. Sixteen suicides on 49 northern reserves as of July 30 could pu..

Video of Fisheries Officers Striking Natives Gains Attention

TORONTO (AP) — Video footage depicting Department of Fisheries and Oceans officers striking native lobster fishermen with batons and fists last summer is being distributed around the world as Mi'kmaq natives try to gain public sympathy in the East Coas.

Atlantic Native Chiefs Reject Revamping Indian Act

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick — Aboriginal leaders in Atlantic Canada are rejecting Ottawa's plans for revamping the Indian Act and instead will set up their own consultation process on the issue of self-determination. Lawrence Paul, a Mi'kmaq chief f..

Northern Ontario Indian Reserve Deals With Federal Funds Cut

TORONTO — Three young women have committed suicide — two in this week alone — and people can't afford to buy food on a northern Ontario reserve, one month after Indian Affairs cut off funds to the community. Federal funds have not flowed to Pikang

Group Rejects Ottawa's Proposed Overhaul Of Indian Act

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Canada's largest aboriginal group won't participate in the federal government's proposed overhaul of the Indian Act, saying chiefs will instead come up with their own ideas for change. ``For us, we want our own p..

Theme Park Would Teach About Natives

EDMONTON, Alberta — Plans are being developed for First Nations theme parks in Alberta that would re-create traditional lifestyles in elaborate Indian villages to be marketed to tourists across Canada and overseas. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Pearl..

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