Open letter on public safety misdirected: Iqaluit councillors
‘Rise above this attack on council,’ mayor says on residents’ concerns
Last Updated: Friday, October 17, 2008
Iqaluit city council has received at least 80 signed copies of an open letter from residents worried about public safety in light of recent unsolved sex assaults against women, but some councillors say it’s not up to them to deal with crime.
Halt oil pipeline, Lubicon Cree and Amnesty urge
October 17, 2008
Twenty years after the Lubicon Lake Cree Nation of northern Alberta gained international renown for calling for a boycott of the Calgary Olympics, they say they are still being pushed around by governments and business.
The National Indigenous Literacy Association (NILA) is the eyes and ears of Canadian Indigenous Peoples. NILA is seeking concept letters on methods/programs that meet the following criteria to advance and promote Literacy in our communities.
(SYDNEY, NS) – Cape Breton University leads the way among post-secondary institutions across the region with the highest increase in full-time undergraduate students with a gain of 7.5 per cent for this academic year.
Labrador dumps raided for groceries
High cost of food in the north to blame, community leader says
Last Updated: Friday, October 17, 2008
A health department in Labrador has posted public warnings about rotten and expired food, after reports that people have been foraging in municipal dumps, because they can’t afford to buy groceries in the north.
FSIN Communications Unit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2008
(Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Vice-Chief Guy Lonechild wants doctors and staff to receive cultural sensitivity training. This comes in light of some cases where First Nation people died shortly after visiting doctors who may have misdiagnosed the clients.
Hon. Robert R. McLeod
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Statement to the Legislative Assembly
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to inform this Assembly that the Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation, in partnership with the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Aboriginal Business Canada, will be hosting the third bi-annual Northern Economic Development Practitioners Conference in Yellowknife, from December 1 – 4, 2008.
As a leading oil and natural gas company, Imperial’s aim is to meet increasing consumer demand for energy. Doing this well is essential to improving quality of life, and we are committed to doing so in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible manner.
THOMPSON—Speaking at the Northern Harvest Security Forum, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Oscar Lathlin today congratulated the producers and partners for their successes in fostering more food production in the north, particularly in remote northern communities.
I am pleased to announce the theme, “Fostering a Restorative Worldview”, for Restorative Justice Week 2008, which will be held November 16-23, 2008. We have seen restorative justice gain greater acceptance and become a valid choice when dealing with conflict in the world. Restorative justice is about repairing the harm done to relationships caused by conflict with the law, within schools, families and communities.
VICTORIA — Four British Columbians and two B.C. organizations are receiving recognition for their excellence and exceptional efforts benefiting children and youth around the province.
The 2008 Representative for Children and Youth Awards of Excellence recognize recipients for their commitment to and focus on improving the lives of vulnerable children. Award winners are being recognized at a dinner on Monday, October 20th, during the 2008 Champions for Children and Youth Summit in Vancouver.
ATLANTIC POLICY CONGRESS OF FIRST NATION CHIEFS SECRETARIAT
October 15, 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, AFN Regional Chief Len Tomah Sr. of Woodstock First Nation, NB. Len passed away on Thanksgiving Day after a lengthy battle with cancer. We extend our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to his family.
MEDIA ADVISORY www.aptn.ca October 16, 2008 Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) congratulates the producers, cast and crew of Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny for their success at the 23rd Gemini Awards. The show earned the Canada Award which recognizes excellence in mainstream television programming which best reflects the racial and cultural diversity of Canada.Qallunaat! […]
WHO: The Aboriginal Capital Corporations of Alberta: Alberta Indian Investment Corporation, Apeetogosan, Indian Business Corporation and the Settlement Investment Corporation. WHAT: The Alberta Aboriginal Business Symposium and Gala WHEN: October 20 & 21, 2008. WHERE: The River Cree Resort (located at the corner of Whitemud Drive and Winterburn Road), Enoch, Alberta. WHY: The symposium will […]
New voting rules are being blamed in part for the low number of Canadians who went to the polls in Tuesday’s election. Only 59.1 per cent of those eligible voted — possibly the lowest turnout in the country’s history.
Updated Thu. Oct. 16 2008 9:26 AM ET
The Associated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A lawyer for one of two men charged in the 1975 slaying of a Canadian woman on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota says he cannot be ready to defend the case by early December.
The First Brigade of the Third Infantry Division was deployed to patrol the streets in the United States. The military contingent will have access to weapons including tanks and could be called upon to do “crowd control.”
No sweet home: Aklavik teachers evicted from apartment over rising costs
Last Updated: Thursday, October 16, 2008
Three teachers in the Arctic community of Aklavik, N.W.T., are scrambling to find a new home after their landlord has told them their apartments are being closed down over rising heating and maintenance costs.
A mining exploration company with stakes in Labrador has cancelled a winter drilling program, saying a local moratorium on uranium mining and turmoil in the stock markets have made it hard to keep investors interested.
Education ministers from across the country met in Fredericton last month, and when meetings broke, the ministers had set their sights on improving literacy levels, particularly among Aboriginal Canadians.
David Hutton, Saskatchewan News Network
Published: Wednesday, October 15, 2008
SASKATOON — David Orchard and his Liberal campaign team say something must be done to smooth the voting process for aboriginal and rural voters, many of whom were shut out at the polls because they lacked proper identification, weren’t enumerated, or told to vote at distant polling stations.
A film about First Nations and the oilsands industry is on track for international recognition.
The half-hour documentary, Downstream, has been shortlisted for the 81st Academy Awards, the last step before being formally nominated for an Oscar.
Vancouver, British Columbia – October 16, 2008 – A new poll indicates that 73 per cent of British Columbians support NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc.’s offshore wind project in northwestern B.C.
NaiKun commissioned Vancouver-based research firm Mustel Group to ask a question in its monthly public-opinion survey about the wind farm, which will be located in Hecate Strait between Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) and Prince Rupert on the north coast of British Columbia.
The first business is set to open on Regina’s first urban reserve. Last March, eleven vacant lots at 1101 Angus Street in North Central Regina (coined by MacLean’s as “Canada’s Worst Neighbourhood”) became the reserve land of Piapot First Nation. But what is obviously good news for Piapot is bad news for non-Aboriginal businesses, and, to a lesser extent, residents in the area.
OTTAWA, Oct. 16 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine and First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS) executive director Cindy Blackstock praised today’s decision by the Canadian Human Rights Commission to allow a tribunal to hear a human rights complaint regarding First Nations children in state care.
October 16, 2008
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New Skate Park, Community Renewal Amongst Four New Projects
SELKIRK – Selkirk’s youth will have a new recreation option and plans to revitalize neighbourhoods will proceed, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Steve Ashton said, as he announced $110,636 to invest in the community’s four first Neighbourhoods Alive! projects today.
For Immediate Release
Oct. 16, 2008
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts
VICTORIA – Students across the province will have the opportunity to experience first-hand what life was like 150 years ago in B.C.’s one-room schoolhouses, through the new BC150 Resources website, Education Minister Shirley Bond announced today.
Human Resources, Labour and Employment
October 16, 2008
The Provincial Government is planning a series of public consultations to strengthen its Poverty Reduction Strategy. This will include a series of public sessions, round tables, focus groups, and a website. These consultations are designed to engage individuals living in poverty, the community and the general public in a dialogue on the strategy’s themes, goals and objectives.
The Manitoba government is investing close to $1 million to support adult education and training programs for the Peguis and Fisher River First Nations, Advanced Education and Literacy Minister Diane McGifford announced today.
Manitoba’s first independently operated public library on a First Nation opened in Peguis today, Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Minister Eric Robinson has announced.
“Public libraries provide a gathering place for young and old to learn and share knowledge,” said Robinson. “They contribute to the economic development of a community and they promote creativity and encourage life-long learning.”
OTTAWA – October 16, 2008 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has awarded $13,000 to the Métis Nation of Ontario to support its participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Lower Mattagami Hydroelectric Complex Redevelopment Project in Ontario.
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and
Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement
Romaine Hydroelectric Complex Project
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) and the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) give notice that the public hearing sessions for the above project will begin on October 27, 2008.