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Thousands turn out for Chavez rally

A file photo of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

VENEZUELA: Venezuelans packed the streets of Caracas and other cities on Thursday to hear President Hugo Chavez and opposition rival Henrique Capriles make their final pitches ahead of weekend elections.

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Google fights logging

BRAZIL: Internet giant Google has unveiled its five-year partnership with Brazil’s Surui Indigenous people, unveiling an online map which helps the tribe fight illegal logging.

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Morales’ flirts with seizing silver

BOLIVIA: The nation’s first Indigenous President is considering nationalising a Canadian miner’s silver property in order to ease Indigenous protests over a contested mining project.

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Government ripped off native contractors, says top court

UNITED STATES: The federal government will be forced to reimburse millions of dollars to Native American tribes who have been short-changed for running federal programs following a US Supreme Court verdict.

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Canadians think First Peoples get too much support: Poll

CANADA: Almost two-thirds of Canadians believe Aboriginal people receive too much support from taxpayers, a new survey has found.

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Indigenous Greenlanders denied whaling permit

DENMARK: Greenland’s Indigenous people have lost the right to hunt whales this year after European Union nations raised concerns it was an industry in disguise rather than a traditional custom.

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Queen marks 60 years with a touch of culture

Queen Elizabeth... celebrating her Diamond Jubilee which marks her 60-year reign as Monarch.

NATIONAL: When it comes to music Queen Elizabeth is fond of a blast from the bagpipes. But she’ll also get a touch of true Australian music later tonight as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which mark her 60-year reign as Monarch.

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Canada probes its Stolen Generations

CANADA: A Truth and Reconciliation Commission into Canada’s Stolen Generations – the children who were forced from their families into Residential Schools – has handed down its interim report.

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Hone strikes again

NEW ZEALAND: The Maori Party this month threatened to consider pulling out of its support arrangement with the National government over concerns it will not include treaty rights in partial state assets sales.

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‘National emergency’ shocks Canada into ‘modern legislative change’

CANADA: Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with about 400 Aboriginal chiefs from Ottowa this month following reports of third-world conditions in the northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat.

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Queensland’s Fantome history

QLD: In 1945 seven year-old Joe Eggmolesse was diagnosed with Leprosy. He was taken from his family under police escort, transported by rail and sea over a thousand kilometres to Fantome Island where he was to be incarcerated for the next ten years.

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Boomerang 9

The Boomerang Festival was held on the October Long Weekend on Byron Bay.