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Category: Natural ResourcesAudio

Kevin Horsnell, Group General Manager, Forest Management Group, Canada at Canfor

Release Date: October 26, 2015 Recently, NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega spoke with Kevin Horsnell, Group General Manager, Forest Management Group, Canada at Canfor. Listen to hear more about how Canfor is one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper. Also, they were the nominating company for LTN Contracting Ltd., who recently were recognized by the Forest […]

by ecnationtalk on October 26, 20154711 Views

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Category: Scholarships and BursariesAudio

Jane Thompson, Executive Director for TD Scholarships

Release Date: October 21, 2015 NationTalk recently spoke with Jane Thompson, Executive Director for TD Scholarships. Listen to hear more about TD’s incredible scholarship programs and how they are impacting opportunities for community members across Canada. One specific scholarship is TD’s Scholarship for Community Leadership, which can be worth up to $70,000 a year with […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 20154593 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Chief Darcy Bear, Whitecap Dakota First Nation

Release Date: October 20, 2015  On November 26th in Saskatoon, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is hosting the Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation Conference, Breaking Boundaries for Community and Business. One of the highly regarded keynote speakers is Whitecap Dakota First Nation Chief Darcy Bear who has served his community, located 26 kilometers south […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 20154728 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

JP Gladu, President and CEO of CCAB

Release Date: October 15, 2015 The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is hosting a groundbreaking Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation Conference on the 26th of November in Saskatoon. Aboriginal Economic Development Corporations (AEDCs) represent the emergence of a new economic powerhouse on the Canadian business landscape, the conference is focused around this growing trend.  Like any […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 20154230 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Andre Morriseau, Director, Awards & Communications Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Release Date: October 8, 2015 The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is calling for nominations for the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Listen to hear more about the Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given each year to a successful First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Inuit, or Métis business person, who has demonstrated significant community leadership […]

by ecnationtalk on October 8, 20154030 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Brenda Baptiste, National Steering Committee Member of the Aboriginal Business Match (ABM)

Release Date: October 7, 2015 Recently, NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega spoke with Brenda Baptiste, National Steering Committee Member of the Aboriginal Business Match (ABM) , as well as, Chair of Aboriginal Tourism BC. Listen to hear more about the upcoming ABM East 2015, being held November 2-4 in the Mississaugas of the New Credit Territory, Mississauga, […]

by ecnationtalk on October 7, 20154178 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Dawn Harvard, President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)

Release Date: September 29, 2014 Recently, NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega spoke with Dawn Harvard, President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). The focus was on NWAC’s upcoming, October 4th Annual Vigils. They are held to honour the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and continue to push for a National Inquiry and a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 20154550 Views

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Category: EducationAudio

Mohini Athia, Director of English Language Programs and Services at COPA

Release Date: Sept 24, 2015 Mohini Athia is Director of the Director of English Language Programs and Services at COPA, offering schools in Ontario a range of unique programs and resources focusing on bullying prevention and equity and inclusion.  Mohini is also a secondary school teacher, specializing in business studies and special education. She has been […]

by ecnationtalk on September 25, 20155281 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Karen McCarthy, CEO of McCarthy Group of Companies

Release Date: Sept 23, 2015 Recently, NationTalk’s Nick Ashawsega sat down with Karen McCarthy, CEO of the Alberta Indigenous Entertainment Group. They are hosting the upcoming Sisters of our Spirit Gathering, with many well-known people involved like Mrs. Universe (Ashley Callingbull), Michelle Thrush and Wab Kinew to name a few. This unique event is taking […]

by ecnationtalk on September 23, 20154339 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Wendy Harris, CEO & President of CESO

Release Date: Sept 21, 2015 Recently, NationTalk sat down with Wendy Harris, CEO & President of CESO. Listen to hear more about their unique services and their incredible work as an economic development organization. They have a proven track record with Aboriginal communities, their organizations and beyond. Make sure to reach out to CESO now […]

by ecnationtalk on September 21, 20153816 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Gail McDonald, Executive Director of the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC)

Release Date: September 4, 2015 NationTalk sits down with Gail McDonald, Executive Director of the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC), the premier Indigenous model of research and data excellence for the well being of our Peoples and communities. Gail talks about the early days, the successes, the road forward and about their upcoming conference […]

by mmnationtalk on September 4, 201510334 Views

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Category: PoliticsAudio

National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations

Release Date: September 2, 2015 National Chief Perry Bellegarde continues AFN’s campaign to ensure Aboriginal people get out to vote in the upcoming Federal election. It is estimated that approximately 51 riding’s could swing the vote and with the Federal parties looking to ensure Aboriginal issues are being discussed, 2015 is shaping up to be […]

by mmnationtalk on September 2, 20153804 Views

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Category: YouthAudio

Andre Morriseau, Director, Awards & Communications Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Release Date: August 12, 2015 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently chatted with Andre Morriseau, Director of Awards and Communications for the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). Listen to hear more about their upcoming National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award – Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF), which will be presented at the annual Toronto Gala. If […]

by ecnationtalk on August 12, 20154235 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Deputy Grand Chief Les Louttit of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN)

Release Date: August 10, 2015 NationTalk recently spoke with Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief, Les Louttit, who is also running for Grand Chief of NAN. The election is taking place August 12, so listen here to find out more about Deputy Grand Chief Louttit’s vision and plans for implementation which focus on a variety […]

by mmnationtalk on August 10, 20153717 Views

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Category: PoliticsAudio

Minister Bob Chiarelli, MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean and Ontario’s Minister of Energy

Release Date: July 31, 2015  Nationtalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with Minister Bob Chiarelli who is currently the MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean, as well as, Ontario’s Minister of Energy. Many important topics are covered and you can listen first-hand how Ontario is ensuring its Aboriginal peoples are part of the mandate with many programs in place […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 20154451 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Ernie Daniels, President and CEO of the First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA)

Release Date: July 30, 2015 Nationtalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with Ernie Daniels, President and CEO of the First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA). Listen to hear more about this very unique organization and how it is looking to provide First Nations investment options, capital planning advice and—perhaps most importantly, access to long-term loans with preferable interest […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 20154923 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Tom Morrison, CIBC Regional Manager Aboriginal Banking, Central and Eastern Region and Ralph Daghfal, Vice-President CIBC Asset Management Inc.

Release Date: July 20, 2015 NationTalk spoke with Tom Morrison and Ralph Daghfal at the AFN Annual General Assembly held in Montreal. Topics include the CIBC initiatives focusing on education and youth in Aboriginal communities.  Also CIBC has chosen to be a major sponsor for the AFN AGM event in Montreal, and has made a commitment to the […]

by mmnationtalk on July 20, 20154676 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Chief Ira Lavallee, PiaPot First Nation

Release July 13, 2015 NationTalk spoke with Chief Ira Lavallee from the PiaPot First Nation at the AFN AGA held in Montreal this past week. Chief Lavallee discusses the TRC and the reconciliation process, the how the residential school era hit their community very hard by loss of language, loss of culture amoung many other areas. […]

by ecnationtalk on July 13, 20153907 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

J.P. Gladu President and CEO and Minister Zimmer, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs

Release Date: June 26, 2015 Discussed the release of the Community & Commerce Ontario Report & Roundtable which is looking at Aboriginal economic development corporations in Ontario.  AEDC’s are building relationships and advancing economic interests in communities throughout Ontario. Minister Zimmer, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs spoke about Aboriginal procurement initiative, and how the government is […]

by ecnationtalk on June 29, 20154210 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

David Noganosh, President and CEO of Red Wolf Mediation & ADR Services

Nationtalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with David Noganosh, President and CEO of Red Wolf Mediation & ADR Services. Listen to hear more about Ontario’s only First Nations owned and operated Mediation Firm. They have tremendous background and expertise in a Transformative Mediation model. They offer a variety of services so make sure to learn more here! […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 20154480 Views

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Category: PoliticsAudio

National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations

Release Date: June 17, 2015 Nationtalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). The main topic of conversation surrounded the recent Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ update on their Final Report, which will be released later this year. There were many findings and Calls to Action which National […]

by ecnationtalk on June 17, 20153640 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Paula Sevestre, Founder of Paula Sevestre Spiritual Connections

Release Date: June 18, 2015 Nationtalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with Paula Sevestre, Founder of Paula Sevestre Spiritual Connections. Listen to hear more about the upcoming two-day symposium, The Power of Inspiration & Working with Your Intuitive Voice. It will be taking place July 4-5 in Toronto and July 25-26 in Halifax. Don’t miss out on […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 20153736 Views

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Category: FinanceAudio

Meagan Stewart, one of their Indigenous Canadian Employees who is also a Finance Officer with HSBC Bank Canada

Release Date: June 3, 2015  Recently, Nick Ashawasega and NationTalk conducted a 3 part Interview Series with HSBC Bank Canada. HSBC Bank Canada is a global bank serving Canadians for more than 30 years. They have worked hard to improve representation and advancement of Indigenous Canadian Employees and this interview series will showcase their experiences […]

by mmnationtalk on June 3, 20154478 Views

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Category: FinanceAudio

Bernard Gilbert, Associate Project Manager at HSBC Bank Canada

Release Date: June 3, 2015 This is the final part of a 3 part Interview Series with HSBC Bank Canada. Nick Ashawasega and NationTalk recently spoke with Bernard Gilbert, Associate Project Manager at HSBC Bank Canada, who are a global bank serving Canadians for more than 30 years. They have worked hard to improve representation […]

by mmnationtalk on June 3, 20153930 Views

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Category: FinanceAudio

Jaqcues Fleurant, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Sponsor of the HSBC Indigenous Canadian Employee Resource Group

Release Date: June 3, 2015 Recently, Nick Ashawasega and NationTalk conducted a 3 part Interview Series with HSBC Bank Canada. Listen here for the 2nd part of this Interview Series where we speak with Jaqcues Fleurant, Chief Financial Officer and executive sponsor of the HSBC Indigenous Canadian Employee Resource Group. Jacques and HSBC Bank Canada […]

by mmnationtalk on June 3, 20154238 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Karen McCarthy, CEO of McCarthy Group of Companies

Release Date: May 29, 2015 Nationtalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently interviewed Karen McCarthy, CEO of McCarthy Group of Companies. Today we discuss the unique and incredible upcoming Spirit of our Sisters Gathering 2015, taking place September 28-30 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree, Enoch, Alberta. Don’t miss out on this gathering to honour the murdered and missing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 20153136 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Chief Jonathan Kruger of the Penticton Indian Band

In this edition of NationTalk Interview’s Nick Ashawasega is joined by Chief Jonathan Kruger of the Penticton Indian Band. He joins us today to discuss his band receiving the Economic Development Corporation of the Year at the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Calgary Gala taking place Thursday May 14th. Listen Now! High Quality/Radio Media Download: […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 20153437 Views

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Category: PoliticsAudio

Kim Baird, Owner of Kim Baird Strategic Consulting

Release Date: April 29, 2015  Kim Baird is the owner of Kim Baird Strategic Consulting and advises on First Nation policy, governance and economic development as well as consultation, communication and engagement issues.   Previously, she was the Chief, Treaty Implementation Director and Chief Negotiator for Tsawwassen First Nation where she negotiated and implemented British Columbia’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 20153072 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Mark Sevestre, President of the National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association

Release Date: April 27, 2015  In this edition of NationTalk Interview’s Nick Ashawasega is joined by Mark Sevestre President of the National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association.   Mark discusses his upcoming speaker session at the Eastern Canada Aboriginal Land Resource Management Conference which takes place April 27th and April 28th at the St. Andrew’s Club and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 20153077 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

JP Gladu President of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Release Date: April 27, 2015  In this edition of NationTalk Interview’s Nick Ashawasega is joined by JP Gladu President of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. JP discusses his keynote address at the upcoming Eastern Canada Aboriginal Land Resource Management Conference which takes place April 27th and April 28th at the St. Andrew’s Club and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 20152859 Views

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Category: HealthAudio

Davis McKenzie, Director of Communications & Public Relations

Release Date: NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with Davis McKenzie, Director of Communications & Public Relations with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). Listen to hear more about the 7th Annual Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey, taking place May6-7 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel. It is the largest First Nations health conference in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 20152982 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Willa Black Vice-President, Corporate Affairs for Cisco Canada

Release Date: April 8, 2015 Willa Black Vice-President, Corporate Affairs for Cisco Canada, Willa Black is responsible for strategies designed to promote Cisco’s external brand relevance and transformational impact across key constituencies. She leads initiatives in support of corporate social responsibility (CSR), reinforcing the company’s role as an organization committed to social advancement, and building […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 20153316 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Cassandra Dorrington – President of Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council

Release Date: April 9, 2015 In this edition of NationTalk Interview’s Nick Ashawasega is joined by Cassandra Dorrington President of NationTalk partner Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council. Listeners will learn more about CAMSC’s 11th annual Diversity Procurement Fair happening April 14th and 15th at the Allstream Centre in Toronto and the competitive advantage Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 20153065 Views

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Category: YouthAudio

Eric Lawrence, co-founder of Artist Management and Independent Record Company Coalition Music

Release Date: April 6, 2015 Eric Lawrence is the co-founder of the Artist Management and Independent Record Company Coalition Music, whose current client roster includes Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan, Finger Eleven, USS, Justin Nozuka and others. Started in 1991, the company has recently evolved to include Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI), a not-for-profit corporation, and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 20153648 Views

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Category: EducationAudio

Nathanael Scurr, Maori Multimedia/ Communications professional

Release Date: March 31, 2015 Nathanael Scurr is a Maori Multimedia/ Communications professional based in Auckland New Zealand. Working as the Media Comms Co-ordinator for Te Wananga o Aotearoa (New Zealand’s largest Indigenous university) Nathanael is committed to excellence in Indigenous education and kaupapa Maori research. His tribal affiliations are to the Ngati Kahungunu & Whanganui […]

by ecnationtalk on March 31, 20152545 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Tarra Quismundo, Reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer

Release Date: March 23, 2015 Tarra Quismundo is a national news reporter at the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Philippines’ leading broadsheet. Over the last decade, she has covered major news events across the Philippines and overseas, from security and foreign affairs to politics and the judiciary. She also writes features for the newspaper, including profiles […]

by ecnationtalk on March 23, 20152855 Views

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Category: RadioAudio

Derek Tinia Fox, New Zealand broadcaster, commentator, publisher, journalist and Māori Party candidate in several elections

Released Date: March 19, 2015 Derek Tinia Fox is a New Zealand broadcaster, commentator, publisher, journalist and Māori Party candidate in several elections. He was the Mayor of Wairoa from 1995 to 2001. Born in Auckland, he grew up 45 km east of Wairoa on the Mahia Peninsula. He is of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Porou descent. He worked for […]

by ecnationtalk on March 19, 20153332 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Miles G. Richardson, Co-Chair, Indigenous Advisory Council and Senior Associate, Institute on Governance

Release Date: Friday March 6, 2015 Miles G. Richardson Co-Chair, Indigenous Advisory Council and Senior Associate, Institute on Governance Miles G. Richardson is a citizen of the Haida Nation and Canada. He grew up among his people on Haida Gwaii, attended high school in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and in 1979 received a Bachelor of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 20153379 Views

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Category: YouthAudio

Erinn Monture-Drysdale, Founder of the Student Reality Store

Release Date: February 25, 2015 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with Erinn Monture-Drysdale, Founder of the Student Reality Store. Listen to hear more about this unique and innovative Financial Literacy Simulation which gets grades 7-12 to connect academic achievement with the kind of lifestyle they want to live. Make sure to check out more information […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 20152938 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

David Lindsay, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)

Release Date: February 11, 2015 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with David Lindsay, President & CEO of Forst Products Association of Canada. Listen to hear more about their 2014 Aboriginal Award winners along with an update on FPAC’s goals to enhance thier outreach to Aboriginal communities. Stay tuned for more from […]

by ecnationtalk on February 11, 20153534 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Kendal Netmaker, Founder & CEO of Neechie Gear

Release Date: February 2, 2015  NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Kendal Netmaker, Founder & CEO of Neechie Gear. Listen to hear more about this incredible success story and hear how sports can help the youth in so many ways. Also, Kendal is CCAB’s newest National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award Winner! […]

by ecnationtalk on February 1, 20153139 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Mel Benson, President of Mel E. Benson Management Services

Release Date:   February 3, 2015 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with Mel Benson, President of Mel E. Benson Management Services. Listen to hear more about Mel’s extensive experience working for Aboriginal people in Canada and internationally. Mel is also the 2015 inductee into CCAB’s Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame, sponsored by ESS Canada! For […]

by ecnationtalk on February 1, 20153197 Views

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Category: EntertainmentAudio

Duncan McIntosh – Watermark Theatre

Release Date: January 29, 2015 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Duncan McIntosh, Artistic Director of Watermark Theatre and Project Leader of Canada 300. Listen to hear more about this new national conversation. Make sure to stay connected and get involved! For more information go to: http://canada300.ca/ High Quality/Radio Media Download: […]

by ecnationtalk on January 28, 20152845 Views

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Category: CareerAudio

Kimberley Puhach – Leaders & Co.

Release Date: January 27, 2015 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Kimberley Puhach, a new addition to the Leaders & Co. team. Listen to hear more about Kimberley’s role with Leaders & Co. and how they are the leaders in recruitment of Board of Directors, leadership succession and executive level positions. Make […]

by ecnationtalk on January 26, 20152955 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Dr. Rosalin Miles – Maaj Consulting

Release Date:  January 22, 2015 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Dr. Rosalin Miles, President & CEO of Maaj Consulting. They are hosting the BC Aboriginal Women in Business Conference & Fashion Show, February 19th & 20th, UBC, Vancouver. Make sure to stay connected and register now! For more information go […]

by ecnationtalk on January 22, 20152691 Views

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Category: PoliticsAudio

Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario

Release Date: January 5, 2015  NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario. Listen to hear more about the successes of 2014 and what to expect in 2015! Also, many issues are covered such as the murdered and missing indigenous women in Canada, Treaty awareness, the Aboriginal Economic […]

by ecnationtalk on January 5, 20152757 Views

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Category: EntertainmentAudio

Mohawk Girls

Release Date: December 16, 2014 Recently, Nick Ashawasega was joined by Tracey Deer, creator, director and co-executive producer of the new show Mohawk Girls. Also joining them was, Brittany LeBorgne, who stars as Zoe on the show. Check their website for more ways to stay connected with this new show which premiered Nov. 23 on […]

by ecnationtalk on December 16, 20142978 Views

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Category: EducationAudio

Dr Frances Abele, Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University

Release Date: December 12, 2014  In this edition of Interviews by NationTalk, Nick Ashawasega is joined by Dr. Frances Abele, a renowned professor with The School of Administration and Public Policy at Carleton University. The conversation focuses on the Indigenous Policy and  Administration graduate programs offered by the university which cater to so many. Make […]

by ecnationtalk on December 12, 20143990 Views

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Category: CourtsAudio

Bill Gallagher, author of book Resource Rulers

Release Date: December 9, 2014 Legal Strategist Bill Gallagher has predicted First Nations would win 200 court cases in the resource sector by the end of 2014. That has certainly happened. The author of book Resource Rulers spoke with NationTalk about those wins and how industry leaders have been changing the way they work with […]

by ecnationtalk on December 9, 20143149 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

James Blackman, President and CEO of the Primco Dene Group of Companies

Release Date: December 4, 2014 James Blackman is a Dene from Cold Lake First Nations in Northeast Alberta and one of the youngest elected councilman at age 22. Two decades of political and business experience has led him to be the successful entrepreneur he is today. He founded Primco Dene Catering Corporation, along with two […]

by ecnationtalk on December 5, 20143302 Views

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