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Orazietti Announces $190,042 For After-School Programs For Children In Sault Ste. Marie

For Immediate Release
October 20, 2009

McGuinty Government Expanding Opportunity For At-Risk Youth

Sault Ste. Marie – The McGuinty government is providing students in Sault Ste. Marie with the opportunity to improve their personal health and wellness in a safe, structured environment with a $190,042 investment through the province’s After-School Initiative, David Orazietti MPP announced today.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009628 Views

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Now that fall is underway, it’s time to think of Family Literacy Day 2010

Munsch at Home Contest

FLD season officially kicked off with the annual Munsch at Home Contest launch. This year’s contest is a bit different – the rules have changed and the prize is bigger! To enter, families must write a short story and submit it online at www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009572 Views

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Trent University Announces 2014 $50 Million Campaign and Centre of Knowledge in the Environment Launch

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First of Four Virtual Centres to Showcase National and International Environmental Expertise at Trent

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, Peterborough

Today Dr. Roberta Bondar, renowned space scientist, neurologist, astronaut, former Trent chancellor, and honorary patron of the Centre of Knowledge in the Environment, announced Trent University’s $50 Million philanthropic campaign leading to the University’s milestone 50th anniversary in 2014.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009670 Views

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Celebrate 2010 to help families, children share in the dream of the 2010 Winter Games

VANCOUVER, Oct. 21 – Thousands of faces will beam as they cheer on the world’s best athletes at the 2010 Winter Games, thanks to Games tickets donated through a program called Celebrate 2010 to community groups in Metro Vancouver and the Sea to Sky region.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009683 Views

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Cancer among Aboriginal people living on reserves and in Northern villages in Québec, 1984-2004 – Incidence and mortality

Cancer among Aboriginal people living on
reserves and in Northern villages in Québec,
1984-2004

INCIDENCE AND MORTALITY

FOREWORD

Cancer incidences and cancer deaths are increasing very rapidly among the Aboriginal populations. While this issue, some decades ago, was almost inexistent, it is today an important concern to those populations and to the public health authorities.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009653 Views

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Disparity in funding levels on and off-reserve brought to Duguid’s attention – kenoradailyminerandnews.com

Disparity in funding levels on and off-reserve brought to Duguid’s attention

Posted By By Jon Thompson

Treaty 3 chiefs are receiving a report today showing Indian and Northern Affairs Canada is paying between two and six times the cost for a student to be educated off-reserve as it pays for on-reserve students.

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2138311

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009585 Views

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29th World Religions Conference

Is God Relevant in Today’s World?
Scholars of 8 World Religions and Philosophical Traditions

University of Waterloo, October 24, 2009 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WATERLOO, ON, Oct. 21 – In this year’s conference, the World Religions Conference will explore the relevance of God in today’s world of science, society of economic uncertainty and cultural multiplicity. With the advancement of science and technology, belief in Faith and God is often considered a conflict with the belief in science. Representatives of 8 different faiths will explore whether belief in God can coexist with belief in science and reason.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009635 Views

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Manicouagan Commences Drilling at Dorothy-Dobie Lake Property, Pickle Lake, Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Oct. 21, 2009 – Manicouagan Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MAM) is pleased to announce that it has commenced diamond drilling on the Dorothy-Dobie Lake property in Pickle Lake, Ontario.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009768 Views

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Lack of awareness around calcium overuse spurs CKD patients into action

New coalition advocates for calcium safety in the CKD community

TORONTO, Oct. 20 – If you were asked whether calcium is healthy for you, the answer would likely be “yes.” But for the 2 million Canadians living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), their answer may be “no.”

by NationTalk on October 21, 20091048 Views

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The 24th Annual Gemini Awards Industry Galas Conclude with Comedy, Drama and Variety Winners

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Toronto, ON – October 20, 2009 – The 24th Annual Gemini Awards Industry Galas concluded tonight at The Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario with the presentation of awards in the Comedy, Drama, and Variety categories. Hosted by Ennis Esmer (CTV’s The Listener) and Zoie Palmer (Global’s The Guard), 19 awards were presented; additional winners in these categories were announced earlier this evening. The 24th Annual Gemini Awards will conclude with the Broadcast Gala on Saturday November 14 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta. Hosted by award-winning comedian Ron James, the event will be broadcast on Global and Showcase at 9pm ET/PT.

by NationTalk on October 21, 20091821 Views

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The 24th Annual Gemini Awards Celebrate Documentary and Lifestyle Winners

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Toronto, ON – October 19, 2009 – The best of Documentary and Lifestyle television were celebrated tonight at the first of two Gemini Awards Industry Gala evenings. Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, a total of 26 awards were presented at The Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario. Winners in the News and Sports categories were announced earlier this evening; winners in Drama, Children’s and Youth, Comedy, and Variety categories will be announced on Tuesday October 20. The 24th Annual Gemini Awards will conclude with the Broadcast Gala on Saturday November 14 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta. Hosted by award-winning comedian Ron James, the event will be broadcast on Global and Showcase at 9pm ET/PT.

by NationTalk on October 21, 20091822 Views

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Ontario court case may change logging on numbered treaty lands – pulpandpapercanada.com

Ontario court case may change logging on numbered treaty lands

By: Erika Beauchesne, EcoLog

The Ontario government is on trial in a case that could affect how industry gets approval to develop on First Nations’ traditional lands.

http://www.pulpandpapercanada.com/issues/isarticle.asp?aid=1000344147&link_source=aypr_PP&link_targ=DailyNews

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009490 Views

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Aboriginal Dance Project Grants

Canada Council for the Arts offers two dance project financing opportunities: Aboriginal Peoples Production Project Grants in Dance and the Annual Support to Aboriginal Peoples Dance Companies, Organizations and Collectives. Applications are accepted until November 1, 2009.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009950 Views

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Northwest Territories 2009 Cities, Towns, and Villages Elections Results

The results of the 2009 cities, towns, and villages elections are now available. Results… (Pdf)

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009576 Views

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Inuvik Olympic Torch Relay November 4, 2009

Bring Your Family, Friends, Co-Workers and Join Us as We cheer on the Olympic Flame!

The Olympic Torch Relay will wind it’s way through the streets of Inuvik in the late afternoon and end with an incredible lighting of the cauldron in Chief Jim Koe Park. This fantastic community celebration will include stage performances, drumming & dancing, choirs, the blanket toss, fireworks, and much more.

by NationTalk on October 21, 20091037 Views

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Saskatchewan H1N1 Influenza Update – Province Outlines Immunization Plans

News Release – October 20, 2009

Saskatchewan has announced details of how the H1N1 vaccine will be made available across the province.

It’s expected the vaccine will begin arriving in health regions over the next several days and vaccinations will begin and continue for the following three weeks for health care workers, rural and remote and higher risk populations including, First Nations and Métis Nations and children six months up to five years old, to protect them and their families and co-workers against H1N1 influenza.

by NationTalk on October 21, 20091278 Views

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The Contributions of Elders in Education – Hon. Jackson Lafferty

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
16th Legislative Assembly

Mr. Speaker, as the Minister of the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, I would like to take a moment to honour our Northern elders.

Elders hold a special place in our society. They are the foundation of our culture and our spiritual and cultural leaders passing traditional knowledge and skills through generations. They are the professors of tradition, and like teachers, spend much of their time in the classroom working with students. It is important that young people see them in the community, which is why many of our schools prominently display their images and works.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009815 Views

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Young Innovator Scholarship Fund to Award $225,000 to Innovative Students

Oct 20, 2009

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Grade twelve students from central and northern British Columbia now have access to a $225,000 Young Innovator Scholarship Fund based on their winning ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009675 Views

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Canada Celebrates Vancouver 2010 Olympic Truce Resolution

(No. 312 – October 20, 2009) The Government of Canada and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) today welcomed the United Nations’ adoption of the Olympic Truce Resolution for the 2010 Winter Games. The Government and VANOC presented the resolution, a UN and Olympic Games tradition, at the UN General Assembly in New York, and it was adopted last night by consensus of the 192 UN member states.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009794 Views

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Museum Exhibit: We Were So Far Away: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

20 October 2009

The Legacy of Hope Foundation is pleased to announce that the “We were so far away…” : The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools exhibition will be on display at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC), Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, from November 2009 to January 2010. “We were so far away…” presents the stories of Inuit residential school Survivors in their own words, illustrated with their personal objects and photographs along with historical photographs from archives across Canada.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009686 Views

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Northwest Territories Parks and Tourism 2009 – Hon. Bob McLeod

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
16th Legislative Assembly

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment are committed to growing the tourism industry in the Northwest Territories.

The Department continues to work closely with partners and stakeholders in the Northwest Territories, including industry members and tourism operators, the Destination Marketing Organization – Northwest Territories Tourism, the Tourism Marketing Advisory Committee, as well as communities, bands and Aboriginal organizations.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009509 Views

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Treaty Education makes Headway in Saskatchewan Schools

News Release – October 20, 2009

A year after new treaty education materials were provided to schools, more students are learning about the importance of treaties in the lives of Saskatchewan people. During an Education Week event at Saskatoon’s Silverspring Elementary School, the results of the Treaty Education Survey were publicly released.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009723 Views

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ACC Presents: An electronic publication of Witness: A Symposium on the Woodland School

An electronic publication of Witness: A Symposium on the Woodland School ACC’s publication of the proceedings of the two-day event Witness: A Symposium on the Woodland School marks an important opportunity to further the awareness and appreciation for the discourse of Aboriginal art and curatorial practices in Canada.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2009832 Views

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Province, Treaty #3 First Nations Sign Agreement to Strengthen Working Relationship

October 20, 2009

A memorandum of understanding to further improve relations between the Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty #3 and the Province of Manitoba was signed today at the Grand Council of Treaty #3 fall assembly in Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows) First Nation, just north of Kenora, Ont.

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009746 Views

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Alberta students take virtual field trips to the wilderness

Edmonton… Alberta elementary students can now visit provincial parks – without leaving their classroom.

Through video conferencing, five new interactive educational programs will allow students to take online field trips to four provincial parks. Through the ‘Next Best Thing to Being There’ series of hour-long video conference presentations, students can trek into dinosaur country with paleontologists, learn about rock art and Alberta’s First Nations history, uncover mysteries in our forests and discover birds, cougars and wetlands.

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009795 Views

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Queen’s University’s Arctic research receives $1 million boost

TD Bank Financial Group funds new graduate fellowship

Kingston, ON, Oct. 20 – A $1-million graduate fellowship announced today is focused on training a new generation of world class researchers on Arctic environmental issues. The TD Bank Financial Group Graduate Fellowship in Arctic Environmental Issues at Queen’s University will foster graduate student involvement in unlocking the answers to questions about the impact of environmental change in the Arctic.

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009757 Views

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Government Supporting National Conference in Brandon: Irvin-Ross

October 20, 2009

The province is providing $35,000 to support the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention national conference, underway from today until Thursday in Brandon, Healthy Living Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today.

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009715 Views

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Ottawa Police launch 2010 Flanagan Scholarship in recognition of 80th anniversary of Persons Day

In recognition of Persons Day, the Ottawa Police Service will be releasing the criteria for the 2010 Thomas G. Flanagan S.C. Scholarship award on Sunday, October 18, 2009.

by NationTalk on October 20, 20092390 Views

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Celebrating child care workers and early childhood educators

Oct. 21 marks the ninth annual day of appreciation for child care workers and early childhood educators.

Ottawa (20 Oct. 2009) – The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is joining with Canadians across the country in acknowledging the contributions made by child care workers and early childhood educators in the development of children, families and communities.

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009884 Views

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City of Iqaluit Call for Members-at-large

10/20/2009

City Council is looking for residents interested in serving as Members-at-Large on the following Committees:

Standing Committees (meet on a regular basis)

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009716 Views

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University of Ottawa to host important international Conference on child rights

OTTAWA, October 19, 2009 — In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, the University of Ottawa will be welcoming more than 200 participants from all across the world during the International Conference on Child Rights.

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009724 Views

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34th Annual American Indian Film Festival Commemorates National Indian Heritage Month With Diversified Programming Including 80 Films, In-Depth Media Panels, Special Screenings And A Star- Studded Awards Showcase

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October 15, 2009

San Francisco, CA – The American Indian Film Institute (AIFI), proudly announces the 34th annual American Indian Film Festival, November 6-14, 2009. The American Indian Film Festival will premiere over 80 innovative feature films, shorts, public service, music videos and documentaries of USA American Indian and Canada First Nation communities. Founded in 1975, AIFF has established itself as the premiere Native film festival in North America. This year’s selection continues to celebrate the Festival’s tradition for excellence and diversity with powerful performances and new cinematic expression by cutting-edge media makers.

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009915 Views

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Artist Jeff Thomas explores Aboriginal identity in VERSO Public Affairs

Oct 15/09| For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – The Robert Langen Art Gallery is pleased to present the work of artist Jeff Thomas in an exhibition titled VERSO, which runs October 28 to December 5, 2009.

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009756 Views

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University of Regina fall convocation celebrates student success

The University of Regina’s annual fall convocation will be held this Saturday, honouring 549 graduates. As well, presentations will be made to this fall’s award winners whose outstanding academic achievements will be recognized. Convocation will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina.

by NationTalk on October 20, 20091958 Views

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Media Release: 34th annual American Indian Film Festival recognizes National American Indian Heritage Month

National American Indian Heritage Month is celebrated every year in the month of November to honor and recognize the original peoples of this land. The first “American Indian Day” was declared by the State of New York in 1916, but a month long recognition of Native Americans was not achieved until 1990. In that year President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.”

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009585 Views

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Groundwork Starts on Stage 2 of Carmacks-Stewart Line

October 19, 2009

Survey crews have begun work on Stage 2 of Yukon Energy’s Carmacks-Stewart transmission line. The Whitehorse firm Challenger Geomatics began the survey work earlier this month. They will spend the next few weeks marking the line route between Pelly Crossing and Stewart Crossing.

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009656 Views

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GNWT Fiscal Plan Continues Support for Northerners

YELLOWKNIFE (October 19) — Minister of Finance J. Michael Miltenberger confirmed that the Government will continue to provide substantial support to the NWT economy during the downturn, despite a forecast drop in tax revenues.

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009687 Views

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Canada Celebrates the Talent of Aboriginal Artists at 2010 Olympic Venues

Vancouver, British Columbia (Oct. 20, 2009) –

Andrew Saxton, MP (North Vancouver) and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, today announced financial support to assist five Aboriginal art groups to exhibit their works at 2010 Winter Games venues and additional support to stage the 2010 Games Aboriginal Fine Art Auction and Art Market being launched today in Vancouver.

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009765 Views

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Implementing Canada’s Economic Action Plan: Impacts for Aboriginal People and Communities – September 2009

Introduction

On January 27, 2009, the Government of Canada released its Economic Action Plan in response to the deteriorating global economic situation. The plan was designed to stimulate the Canadian economy; to protect Canadians during the global recession; and, to invest in long-term growth.

The Economic Action Plan is protecting Canadian jobs and incomes by delivering a $61 billion shot in the arm to the economy. The Economic Action Plan is:

•Reducing the Tax Burden for Canadians
•Helping the Unemployed
•Building Infrastructure to Create Jobs
•Creating the Economy of Tomorrow
•Supporting Industries and Communities
•Improving Access to Financing and Strengthening Canada’s Financial System

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009653 Views

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Brent Toulouse awarded 2009 Chief John Beaucage Award – northernlife.ca

Brent Toulouse awarded 2009 Chief John Beaucage Award

Oct 19, 2009By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

An inspiring visit from the First Nations Grand Council Chief has resulted in the creation of the Chief John Beaucage Award at St. Charles College.

http://www.northernlife.ca/news/localNews/2009/oct/beaucage_191009.aspx#

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009533 Views

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Former Innu Nation president passes away – thelabradorian.ca

Former Innu Nation president passes away

BY ALISHA MORRISSEY
Transcontinental Media

One of Labrador’s best-known sons will be remembered as a warrior for the Innu.

But in his own words, Daniel Ashini said he wasn’t born a fighter, but learned to be a warrior for the Innu after seeing devastation in the wake of developments in Labrador

http://www.thelabradorian.ca/index.cfm?sid=295711&sc=347

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009594 Views

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Peace comes to the Fraser Canyon – bclocalnews.com

Peace comes to the Fraser Canyon

Published: October 20, 2009

VICTORIA – Three years after an agreement-in-principle was reached, the Yale First Nation treaty is finally ready to proceed to a referendum by community members.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/arrowlakesnews/opinion/64884832.html

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009555 Views

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Gerow caught off-guard to win Citizen of Year – princegeorgecitizen.com

Gerow caught off-guard to win Citizen of Year

Written by Frank Peebles
Citizen staff
Monday, 19 October 2009

Prince George’s newest member of the Citizen of the Year Club said he was hit by strange, unrecognizable sensations when he heard his name called out for this distinction.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20091019999910891/local/news/gerow-caught-off-guard-to-win-citizen-of-year.html

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009582 Views

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Media Release: New Aboriginal Program Launches at Leading Software Conference

  For immediate release: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Vancouver, B.C. – A unique partnership between an Aboriginal software company and a founder of the company that created Accpac will unveil a program that will assist First Nations, Métis & Inuit businesses. Equan Solutions along with Caron Business Solutions have joined forces to create a specific […]

by NationTalk on October 20, 20092460 Views

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Indigenous Issues at the General Assembly

October 19, 2009

On October 19th 2009, Indigenous issues was discussed in the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly.

The Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Mr. Sha Zukang addressed the Third Committee under agenda item 68. Click here to view his statement.

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009638 Views

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Governments of Canada and Ontario Announce Knowledge Infrastructure Projects Underway: Groundbreaking Celebration at Confederation College

THUNDER BAY, Ontario, — Michael Gravelle, MPP for Thunder Bay- Superior North and Marilyn Gouthro, Chair of the Board of Governors, Confederation College, today celebrated the groundbreaking of Regional Education Alliance for Community Health (REACH) at the college, which received federal and provincial funding totalling almost $20.5 million through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program and Ontario’s 2009 Budget.

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009848 Views

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On course for self-government: New NCFNG certificate program introduces the fundamentals of governance

October, 2009

“Our Council is planning for governance of our community,” says George Saddleman, a councillor with the Upper Nicola Band who has served his community and two tribal councils for more than three decades. “I decided to take the course to learn more about the principles of governance, particularly in the Aboriginal sense.”

by NationTalk on October 20, 2009893 Views

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