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Category: GeneralAudio Gary Lipinski

Gary Lipinski, President of Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO)

Release Date: November 21, 2013 Recently, NationTalk had the pleasure of speaking with Gary Lipinski, President and CEO of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO). Listen to hear more about some of MNO’s new and exciting initiatives, especially with this year being the 20th anniversary since MNO’s inception. You can also hear more about their Louis Reil […]

by ecnationtalk on November 20, 20131439 Views

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Category: EducationAudio

Peter A. Miller, Entrepreneur Professor at Seneca College

Released November 15, 2013 – NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega attended the Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Tradeshow and spoke with Peter A. Miller who is a business owner and coach. In addition, Mr. Miller also holds the a position as an Entrepreneur Professor at Seneca College.  Listen in as Mr. Miller relates success stories of entrepreneurs thinking […]

by ecnationtalk on November 19, 20132010 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Dylan Whiteduck, CEO and Publisher for Thunderbird Times

Released November 18, 2013 – NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega attended the Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Tradeshow and spoke with Dylan Whiteduck, CEO and Publisher for Thunderbird Times, a monthly newsletter which covers all news for First Nation, Métis and Inuit people in Ottawa and the surrounding areas. Listen, as Mr. Whitduck announces a new contest for […]

by ecnationtalk on November 18, 20131624 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Jaret Cardinal, Shell Canada

Release Date:  November 19, 2013 – NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega attended the Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Tradeshow and spoke with Jaret Cardinal, Team Lead for Shell Canada’s new internal initiative called the Consultation and Indigenous Relations Group. Listen in as Mr. Cardinal relates how this new initiative is designed to engage Aboriginal businesses and individuals in working […]

by ecnationtalk on November 17, 20131705 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

J.P. Gladu, CEO and President of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Released November 15, 2013 – NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega attended the Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Tradeshow and spoke with J.P. Gladu, CEO and President for the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Mr. Gladu explains how the now established annual Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Tradeshow – sponsored by the CCAB – has grown and hints about next […]

by mmnationtalk on November 15, 20131592 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Becky Big Canoe – Founder of EnviroNative Training Initiatives

Release Date: November 14, 2013 NationTalk’s Clarence Michon had the opportunity to speak with Becky Big Canoe about her bid to share in Aviva Canada’s annual competition offering $1 million for winning ideas across Canada. Her project, EnviroNative Training Initiatives is a social enterprise with a mission to design and deliver training programs for First […]

by ecnationtalk on November 14, 20132145 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

David Acco and Jerry Peltier of Acosys

Release November 14, 2013 – NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega attended the Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Tradeshow and spoke with David Acco and Jerry Peltier of Acosys.  Acosys is an Aboriginal consulting firm with different ideas geared toward  business solutions, technology integration and talent management. Listen as they converse about the importance of engaging and working with […]

by mmnationtalk on November 14, 20131867 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

John Kim Bell, Mohawk consultant

Release November 13, 2013 – NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega at the Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Tradeshow sits down with Mohawk consultant John Kim Bell and discusses partnerships, resource development and it’s impact. Event interviews all this week from courtesy of AANDC and CCAB. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations and subscribers […]

by mmnationtalk on November 13, 20131925 Views

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Category: Arts & CultureAudio

Joseph Boyden, novelist and short story writer

Release Date: November 4, 2013 NationTalk and Clarence Michon had the opportunity to speak with Author, Joseph Boyden, while attending this year’s  International Festival of Authors held at Toronto’s Harborfront last week.  In this interview, Mr. Boyden speaks candidly about the success of his three books; Three Day Road, Through Black Spruce and his new […]

by ecnationtalk on November 4, 20131718 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Chris Henderson, President of Lumos Energy

Release Date: October 30, 2013 NationTalk speaks to Chris Henderson, President of Lumas Energy. Discussed is the new book Henderson has written about how Canada’s First Peoples are building sustainable prosperity through participation in clean-energy projects  called  “Aboriginal Power”.  Aboriginal communities have power over the future and are taking control and having a sense of destiny in […]

by ecnationtalk on October 29, 20132447 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Ken Coates Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Senior Fellow in Aboriginal and Northern Canadian Issues

Release Date: October 28, 2013 NationTalk interviews Ken Coates is Macdonald-Laurier Institute’’s Senior Fellow in Aboriginal and Northern Canadian Issues. He discusses the Macdonald Laurier Institute and the policy advice they provide to governments and the public at large.  He also talks about living in the north, how he sees Aboriginal communities becoming more involved, […]

by ecnationtalk on October 27, 20132380 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Sonya Gulati, Senior Economist and Clint Davis, VP Aboriginal Banking from TD

Release Oct 24, 2013 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with Sonya Gulati, Senior Economist and Clint Davis, VP Aboriginal Banking from TD. Listen here for more about one of TD’s most recent Economic reports which focuses on Aboriginal Employment and Education. TD has always been a leader in diversity and inclusion strategies, with consistent reports always […]

by ecnationtalk on October 23, 20132292 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Darrell Beaulieu President and CEO of Denendeh Investments Inc.

Released October 22, 2013 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with Darrell Beaulieu, CEO of Denendeh Investment Inc. (DII). Listen in to hear more about their amazing new initiative through Denendeh Exploration & Mining Co. (DEMCo) in which they will become Canada’s first aboriginal-owned company to operate a mine! DEMCo recently announced the purchase of the Camsell […]

by ecnationtalk on October 21, 20133095 Views

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Category: EnvironmentAudio

Water Brothers – Alex and Tyler Mifflin – Award Winning Eco-Adventure TV Series

Release Date: October 16, 2013 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the opportunity to speak with Tyler and Alex Mifflin, of the hit award-winning show ‘The Water Brothers’. Listen in to hear more about one of their more recent and aboriginal themed episodes, “Water Everywhere but not a drop to drink”. Make sure to check out this […]

by ecnationtalk on October 15, 20132924 Views

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Category: HealthAudio

Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Moshe Daniel Block

Release Date: October  , 2013 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the opportunity to speak with renowned Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Moshe Daniel Block. Listen in to hear from this wise and unique individual. Also, hear more about ‘Holistic Counseling’, an incredible learning tool, not just for practitioners to learn and teach from, but also the general […]

by ecnationtalk on October 10, 20132769 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Chief Jim Boucher of the Fort McKay First Nation

Release Date: October  9, 2013  NationTalk Interviews Chief Jim Boucher of the Fort McKay First Nation .First elected in 1986, Chief Jim Boucher has served as Chief of the Fort McKay First Nation for 23 of the past 27 years. Throughout this time, he has also served as the Chairman of the Board for the Fort […]

by ecnationtalk on October 8, 20133346 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Kelly Lendsay – President and CEO of the Aboriginal Human Resource Council – Kocihta

Release Date: October 7, 2013 NationTalk interviews Kelly Lendsay – President and CEO of  the Aboriginal Human Resource Council – Kocihta. Topics discussed are the up coming Kocihta Charity Fundraising launch on October 23, 2013. Kocihta focuses on career developing for Aboriginal people, he talks about the gaps in employment opportunites for youth, persons with disabilities and the […]

by ecnationtalk on October 6, 20131908 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Phil Fontaine – Recipient of a 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from CCAB

Release Date: October 2, 2013 NationTalk interviews Phil Fontaine – Recipient of a 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from CCAB.  Topics discussed are the changing role of Aboriginal business in Canada and their active engagement as joint ventures or partners or owners.  Also discussed is the fact that there has been a huge growth in all industries […]

by ecnationtalk on October 2, 20131805 Views

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Category: Arts & CultureAudio

Christi Belcourt, Métis visual artist and author

Release Date: October 1, 2013  NationTalk recently had the opportunity to speak with Métis visual artist and author, Christi Belcourt. Listen in to hear from this amazing Métis artist and learn more about her incredible work with ‘Walking With Our Sisters’, specifically her new Exhibit being launched October 2nd, which commemorates the missing and murdered […]

by ecnationtalk on October 1, 20131768 Views

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Category: FinanceAudio

Chinyere Eni – National Director, Aboriginal & Public Sector Markets at the Royal Bank of Canada

Release Date: September 26, 2013 NationTalk interviews Chinyere Eni – National Director, Aboriginal & Public Sector Markets at the Royal Bank of Canada. She discusses the historical relationship between RBC and Aboriginal communities, which has been in place for over a hundred years. RBC’s 4 key areas of focus are access to banking and capital, community […]

by ecnationtalk on September 26, 20133200 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Gabrielle Scrimshaw, President and Co-Founder of Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada

Release Date: September 25, 2013 NationTalk interviews Gabrielle Scrimshaw, President and Co-Founder of Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada.  Gabrielle became the first Aboriginal speaker to be selected for TEDx Toronto and the youngest speaker announced to date. When she was 23 she had an idea to start an Aboriginal professional network, it went on to become […]

by ecnationtalk on September 24, 20132147 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Jean Paul Gladu, President and CEO of Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Release Date: September 4, 2013 NationTalk interviews Jean Paul Gladu, President and CEO of Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Topics discussed are the upcoming Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Tradeshow 2013, happening on November 4-6 in Gatineau, QC. CCAB will be hosting the conference this year and expect a growth from previous years, the conference is an opportune time […]

by ecnationtalk on September 4, 20131940 Views

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Category: PoliticsAudio

Brenda Sayer, Part 2 – portfolio holder for the Canada/China FIPA Court Challenge on behalf of the Hupacasath people

Release Date: August 30, 2013 NationTalk interviews Brenda Sayer from the portfolio holder for the Canada/China FIPA Court Challenge on behalf of the Hupacasath people. The Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) is the trade agreement Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed last September in Russia, with then Chinese President Hu Jintao. The agreement […]

by ecnationtalk on August 30, 20131408 Views

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Category: PoliticsAudio

Brenda Sayer, Part 1 – portfolio holder for the Canada/China FIPA Court Challenge on behalf of the Hupacasath people

Release Date: August 29, 2013 NationTalk interviews Brenda Sayer from the portfolio holder for the Canada/China FIPA Court Challenge on behalf of the Hupacasath people. The Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) is the trade agreement Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed last September in Russia, with then Chinese President Hu Jintao. The agreement […]

by ecnationtalk on August 29, 20131494 Views

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Category: Natural ResourcesAudio

Allen Edzerza who is currently assisting the BC First Nation Energy and Mining Council in the development of mining policies and strategies

Release Date: August 6, 2013 NationTalk interviews Allen Edzerza who is currently assisting the BC First Nation Energy and Mining Council in the development of mining policies and strategies as well as conducting workshops with First Nations on the IBA Community Toolkit across Canada. Allen was appointed to the Office of the Premier, Government of British Columbia as […]

by mmnationtalk on August 6, 20133076 Views

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Category: AboriginalAudio

Bob Rae, Chief Negotiator for the Matawa Tribal Council

Release Date: July 22, 2013 NationTalk interviews former Ontario Premier and federal Liberal Party Leader Bob Rae. Mr. Rae recently announced he is stepping down as Liberal Party Leader and will act as the chief negotiator for the Matawa Tribal Council. Mr. Rae discusses his role new role around the ring of fire resource development […]

by mmnationtalk on July 22, 20132447 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Kerry Peacock, Executive Vice President, Retail Banking Products and Services, TD Bank Group

Release Date: July 18, 2013 NationTalk interviews Kerry Peacock, Executive Vice President, Retail Banking Products and Services, TD Bank Group from Whitehorse Yukon at the AFN General Assembly. In this edition, Ms. Peacock discusses her role with TD Bank that includes many responsibilities such as developing new products, being a member of the Diversity Leadership Council and leading […]

by ecnationtalk on July 17, 20134687 Views

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Category: SportsAudio

Stacey Laforme – Mississauga’s of the New Credit Councillor

Release Date: July 12, 2013 NationTalk Interviews Stacey Laforme – Mississauga’s of the New Credit Councillor. Topics discussed are the Pan American Games coming up in 2015, which are taking place on their traditional territory, he brings greetings from his First Nation to all those who will be attending the games. Also discussed are his involvement in […]

by ecnationtalk on July 12, 20132684 Views

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Category: YouthAudio

Faith McKay, a youth from Kitchenuhmaykoosib (KI), and Future Journalist

Release Date: May 3, 2013 NationTalk interviews Faith McKay, a youth from KI, and future journalist. Topics discussed included the expense involved with flying in and out of her remote community. She also mentioned the project in which many people from the south came up north and lived with the families of KI for a week. […]

by ecnationtalk on July 3, 20132486 Views

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Category: LawAudio

John Borrows, Robina Professor of Law & Society at the University of Minnesota Law School

Release Date: July 2, 2013 NationTalk talks with John Borrows, Robina Professor of Law & Society at the University of Minnesota Law School Topics discussed were the Royal Proclamation and what it means to the Treaty relations with the First Nations people of Canada as well his career as a leading scholar and teacher in indigenous, constitutional, […]

by ecnationtalk on July 2, 20132788 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Chief Shining Turtle of Ojibway of Whitefish River First Nation Number 4

Release Date: June 27, 2013 NationTalk speaks to Chief Shining Turtle is hosting the 39th All Ontario Chiefs Conference at the Manitoulin Island Hotel and Conference Centre in Little Current, Manitoulin Ontario. Discussed are the infrastructure of their First Nation which includes a new state of the art building which houses the Band office, a […]

by ecnationtalk on June 26, 20132440 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Jean Paul Gladu, CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Release Date: May 22, 2013 NationTalk speaks to JP Gladu, CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. JP Gladu has over two decades of experience in the natural resource sector working with Aboriginal communities and organizations, environmental non-government organizations, industry and governments from across Canada. JP Gladu talks in detail about Economic Development Corporations and the Economic Development Corporation […]

by ecnationtalk on May 22, 20132175 Views

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Category: EducationAudio

Mohini Athia, Welcoming Schools Initiatives Coordinator, Centre Ontarien de prevention des agressions

Release Date: May 8, 2013 Nationtalk speaks to Mohini Athia, Welcoming Schools Initiatives Coordinator, Centre Ontarien de prevention des agressions. COPA is an award-winning leader in the field of bullying and violence prevention as well as equity and inclusive education. Established in 1995, COPA is a unique organization providing educational resources for schools in Ontario. […]

by mmnationtalk on May 8, 20132231 Views

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Category: CourtsAudio

Sherri Helgason, Director of the National Aboriginal Initiative at the Human Rights Commission

Release Date: May 2, 2013 NationTalk spoke with Sherri Helgason, director of the National Aboriginal Initiative at the Human Rights Commission. The Human Rights Commission has created a toolkit through it’s National Aboriginal Initiative. She gives details about the toolkit and the increasing numbers of complaints at the First Nation level. The toolkit helps people […]

by mmnationtalk on May 2, 20132972 Views

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Category: Scholarships and BursariesAudio

Larry Chartrand from The Indigenous Bar Association

Release Date: April 30, 2013 Nationtalk speaks to Larry Chartrand from The Indigenous Bar Association. The IBA has announced a new law student scholarship in memory of Ronald Peigan. Currently, one scholarship is awarded annually by the Indigenous Bar Association Law Student Scholarship Foundation. This scholarship is awarded during the IBA annual conference in October. […]

by mmnationtalk on April 30, 20132215 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Chief of Police Conrad DeLaronde, Treaty Three Police Service

Release Date: April 29, 2013 Nationtalk speaks to Chief of Police of the Treaty Three Police Service Conrad DeLaronde. He offers comment on the current problems that First Nations police services are facing due to reduced resources and how he feels they can be resolved in the future. For further information on the Treaty Three […]

by mmnationtalk on April 29, 20132481 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Chief Georjann Morrisea, Fort William First Nation

Release Date: April 12, 2013 NationTalk speaks to newly elected Chief of Fort William First Nation Georjann Morriseau. She will take over from long time Chief Peter Collins. She speaks about what she is hoping to bring with her to her new role and the importance of increasing the number of women in governance.    High […]

by mmnationtalk on April 12, 20132823 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Margaret Kenequanash, 13 Nations Representative of Wataynikaneyap Power

Release Date: April 5, 2013 NationTalk speaks to Margaret Kenequanash, 13 Nations Representative of Wataynikaneyap Power, a new incorporation between Goldcorp and 13 First Nations. This new company is developing a transmission line that will connect remote First Nations communities currently powered by diesel generation, and will provide more reliable power to local communities and […]

by mmnationtalk on April 5, 20132319 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Arthur Manuel, Chairman of the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade and a member of the Secwepemc Nation

Release Date: April 03, 2013 NationTalk speaks to Arthur Manuel, Chairman of the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade and a member of the Secwepemc Nation. We caught up with him at the Toronto event Harper’s Last Stand: Truth or Reconciliation?, where he was keynote speaker. Arthur talks about his experiences of working with the UN and […]

by mmnationtalk on April 3, 20133007 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee of Anishinabek Nation

Release Date: April 1, 2013 NationTalk speaks to Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee. The Anishinabek Nation has created a monument to honour its citizens that have felt the impacts of Residential Schools. A memorial monument was unveiled on March 25th at the Union of Ontario Indians Head office. Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee talks about about the monument and the Honouring Our […]

by mmnationtalk on April 1, 20132163 Views

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Category: AboriginalAudio

Crystal Melin, Executive Director of the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto

Release Date: March 22, 2013 Crystal Melin, Executive Director of the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto spoke with NationTalk about their first awards program. The Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto is hosting their first Aboriginal Women and Youth Community Achievement Awards. The Minaake Awards will take place in Toronto on April 10th. Tickets are […]

by mmnationtalk on March 22, 20133630 Views

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Category: EnvironmentAudio

Henry Lickers, Environmental Science Officer at Mohawk Council

Release Date: March 21, 2013 NationTalk speaks to Henry Lickers, Environmental Science Officer with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne at the Great Lakes Canada Ontario Agreement First Nations Gathering at the Wanapatea First Nation Centre of Excellence, which took place on March 21st, 2013. Henry talks about the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and the […]

by mmnationtalk on March 21, 20133583 Views

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Category: Arts & CultureAudio

Elder Alita Sauve and Bella McWatch, an Aboriginal Youth

Release Date: March 20, 2013 NationTalk speaks to a youth documentary maker Bella McWatch and Elder Alita Sauve. Bella was one of 8 Aboriginal youth who developed, scripted, shot and edited documentary The Ripple Effect. It features self-portraits, interviews from people on the street and First Nations Elders on themes of disconnection in society. This documentary was a […]

by mmnationtalk on March 20, 20132679 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Bill Zakarow, Director of Procurement at the Toronto 2015

Release Date: March 13, 2013 NationTalk speaks to Bill Zakarow, Director of Procurement at the Toronto 2015. Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. Bill talks about the exciting procurement opportunities for Aboriginal businesses and gives details on what services they are looking for and how to apply. For further information visit: www.toronto2015.org High Quality/Radio Media Download NationTalk interviews are […]

by mmnationtalk on March 13, 20133023 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

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

Release Date: March 11, 2013 NationTalk speaks to Ernie Daniels, President and CEO of the First Nations Finance Authority. The FNFA is a voluntary not-for-profit organization whose purposes are to provide low-rate loans, investment options, and capital planning advice to First Nation governments. The FNFA is governed by the First Nation communities that join as […]

by mmnationtalk on March 11, 20133120 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Joseph Brant, President of Mohawk Foods

Release Date: March 7, 2013 Joseph Brant is the president of Mohawk Foods which opened its doors in early 2011 and has been enjoying success through the wholesale of baked goods. NationTalk had the opportunity to speak with Brant about his company. If you would like to learn more about Mohawk Foods, please visit the […]

by mmnationtalk on March 7, 20133277 Views

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Category: AboriginalAudio

Frank Iacobucci, Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice

Release Date: March 5, 2013 NationTalk speaks to former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci who recently released the findings and recommendations in his probe into the lack of Aboriginal representation on juries. He talks about the review along with his findings. Go to http://www.firstnationsandjuriesreview.ca/report to read the report. High Quality/Radio Media Download NationTalk interviews are distributed to general […]

by mmnationtalk on March 5, 20132293 Views

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Category: PoliticsAudio Gary Lipinski

Gary Lipinski, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario

NationTalk speaks to Gary Lipinski, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario.  In 1999 an action was launched against the federal court by Harry Daniels and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples. It sought recognition of three basic principles including Métis and non-status Indians are Indians within the Constitution and the Crown hands the same fiduciary […]

by ecnationtalk on March 1, 20132969 Views

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Category: CourtsAudio

Alvin Fiddler, Deputy Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation

NationTalk speaks to Alvin Fiddler, Deputy Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation. An independent review on Aboriginal representation on Ontario juries has been released. It’s been just over a year-and-a-half since the province asked former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iocabucci to look into jury proceedings which came to a grinding halt in […]

by ecnationtalk on February 27, 20132571 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio Cindy Blackstock

Dr Cindy Blackstock, Gitxsan activist for child welfare and Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

NationTalk speaks to Dr Cindy Blackstock. Dr Blackstock is a Canadian-born Gitxsan activist for child welfare and Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. She is also an associate professor for the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta.  In 2007 the First Nations Child and Family Caring […]

by ecnationtalk on February 24, 20133853 Views

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