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"The Growing Push By Canada’s First Nations for Sovereignty"

"LA TUQUE, Canada — For years, members of the Atikamekw First Nation have watched trucks rumble through their traditional territory, carrying out load after load of timber, only to see the profits slipped into others’ pockets. Recently, exploration companies have begun searching for rare metal and gold deposits on the land, a vast stretch of Canadian wilderness nearly the size of Maine. And like many First Nation tribes, the Atikamekw have had enough."

Source: Aljazeera America, 09/25/2014
November 28, 2014

DEADLINE: R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship

This fellowship, created to reflect the importance that the late Jim Travers attached to his years reporting for Southam News from Africa and the Middle East, will finance a significant foreign reporting project by a Canadian journalist (or non-Canadian holding valid work permit) – a staffer, a freelancer or a graduate student – working in any medium. The fellowship provides $25,000 to cover travel, reporting and research expenses. Apply by Nov 28, 2014.

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