Kanaka Bar Indian Band and Canada settle historical claims From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs CanadaWorking collaboratively to renew relationships and righting historical wrongs is key to advancing reconciliation with First Nations peoples in Canada.Working collaboratively to renew relationships and righting historical wrongs is key to advancing reconciliation with First Nations peoples in Canada.Today, Chief Patrick Michell and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that the Kanaka Bar Indian Band and the Government of Canada have concluded their negotiation of a comprehensive settlement that resolves all specific claims arising from the Crown’s relationship with the Kanaka Bar Indian Band from 1858 to the present day. As part of the specific claim settlement, Canada will provide the Kanaka Bar Indian Band with $7.7 million in total compensation.Developed in partnership, this settlement agreement expeditiously addresses multiple historic grievances. This settlement is an expression of reconciliation whereby Canada and the Kanaka Bar Indian Band work to right the claims from the past and create a new relationship rooted in trust and collaboration. The settlement will help to support Kanaka Bar’s significant aspirations for the future and realize their long-term community development plans to ensure resiliency, including economic development and efforts to address the effects of climate change that may impact their way of life.Achieved through dialogue and cooperation, this settlement honours an outstanding obligation to the Kanaka Bar Indian Band and will pave the way for the Government of Canada to renew and advance reconciliation with the Kanaka Bar Indian Band.Quotes“The Settlement Agreement provides the best way to enable our community to plan for the future.”Councillor Kane Hance, Kanaka Bar Indian Band“I am very pleased that we have addressed and resolved our Specific Claims. The Claims have been a learning experience, and we can learn from the history of our community so that these claims never happen again.”Councillor Donna Hance-Glad, Kanaka Bar Indian Band“Thank you Canada for resolving the Specific Claims Kanaka Bar Band as that will help build trust and provides reconciliation for past actions. Today, Canada and Kanaka Bar Band can start a new way of building partnerships and have the willingness to keep open communication with each other and to “move forward” together to plan for a better future for our children and grandchildren for the next 7 generations.”Councillor Pauline J. Michell, Kanaka Bar Indian Band“Today is a step forward in rebuilding our nation-to-nation relationship with Kanaka Bar Indian Band. Righting historical wrongs and settling longstanding specific claims through co-operative partnership is essential to reconciliation. The successful conclusion of these specific claims was reached because of the unwavering dedication and resolve of the Kanaka Bar Indian Band. Thank you to Chief Michell and Council for your hard work. It is our hope that this settlement stands as a significant milestone as we continue to work together on your priorities.”The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, M.D., P.C., M.P.Minister of Crown-Indigenous RelationsQuick factsThe Kanaka Bar Indian Band Comprehensive Specific Claims Settlement Agreement resolves all known and unknown specific claims resulting from events between 1858 and the present. This settlement agreement also resolves all four specific claims that Kanaka Bar Indian Band had filed with the Specific Claims Tribunal.From April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, 36 specific claims were resolved for over $1.7 billion in compensation.The specific claims process helps right past wrongs and address First Nations’ long-standing grievances through negotiated settlements. Canada is continuing to consult to co-develop program reforms. To provide timely payment of negotiated settlements of specific claims while this work continues, Budget 2021 will replenish the Specific Claims Settlement Fund in 2022-23. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. 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Vermont home sales have been steadily rising over the last several months, but prices have actually gone down. In October, prices rebounded somewhat and were up over the same time last year. Meanwhile across the region, the residential market in New England year-over-year sales increased by 3.8 percent, according to The RE/MAX INTEGRA, New England October Monthly Housing Report. Pending sales were up 12.3 percent over October 2014 (Vermont 11.7 percent) while average days on market decreased by nearly 11 percent (Vermont nearly 14 percent). Vermont still had the highest DOM at 153. On a year-to-year basis, Vermont median homes sale prices were up $6,500 to $196,500 (3.4 percent).Month-over-month, the market followed traditional seasonal trends with a 6.6 percent decrease in sales and slight decreases in median price and pending sales.“There was little movement in the October market other than typical season declines in units & inventory,” said Dan Breault, EVP/Regional Director of RE/MAX INTEGRA, New England. “We’re seeing a strong market even as we move into the slower season.”· In Connecticut, the number of total transactions were up 0.8% year-over-year while median price increased 3.1%. Pending sales were up 13.5% year-over-year.· Maine showed a decrease of 1.1% in total transactions year-over-year. The median price increased 6.5% and pending sales were up 14.9%, the second highest in New England.· Massachusetts showed an increase of 6.2% in total transactions year-over-year. The median price was up 4.0%. Pending sales were up 11.6% over October 2014.· In New Hampshire, home transactions increased 8.8% year-over-year, once again the highest in New England, and median price increased 2.7%. Pending sales were down 6.6% year-over-year.· Rhode Island home transactions increased 4.6% year-over-year, while median price decreased 0.4%. Pending sales were up 28.3% year-over-year, once again the highest in New England.· Vermont home transactions were up 1.9% year-over-year, while median price increased 3.4% year-over-year. Pending sales were up 11.7% year-over-year.Transactions are the total number of closed residential (Single Family and Condo) transactions during the given month. Median Sales Price is the median price of all specified properties sold during the specified time period. MLS data is provided by contracted data aggregators, RE/MAX brokerages and regional offices. While MLS data is believed to be accurate, it cannot be guaranteed. MLS data is constantly being updated, making any analysis a snapshot at a particular time. All raw data remains the intellectual property of each local MLS organization.Source: RE/MAX 11.18.2015
INDIA: What the ministry describes as India’s ‘first semi-high speed train’ was launched by Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu on April 5. The Gatimaan Express between Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin station and Agra Cantonment is now the fastest train India, running at up to 160 km/h to give a journey time of 1 h 40 min on the 188 km route, compared to a previous fastest time of more than 2 h hh. Prabhu had set out plans to introduce ‘semi high speed’ trains on the corridors between Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai when he presented the annual railway budget on February 25. The aim is to increase the average speed of Mail and Express trains to 80 km/h.The acceleration of the Gatimaan Express has been achieved through better traffic management, running non-stop and using Hazrat Nizamuddin rather than the busier New Delhi station.The train runs every day except Friday, departing from Hazrat Nizamuddin at 08.10 and Agra Cantonment at 17.50. It is hauled by a WAP-5 electric locomotive, and comprises two Executive AC Chair and eight AC Chair coaches which were produced by the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala. These LHB-type coaches have modified couplers to ensure a smooth ride at 160 km/h, and feature biotoilets with improved washing facilities, a new livery and internal decorations based on historical sites in Delhi and Agra. Onboard catering is provided by Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corp, which offers tours of Agra timesd to meet the trains. MyFreeTV provides free videos over wi-fi which passengers can watch on mobile devices.