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New aboriginal minister wants all parties to talk together – Chronicle

New aboriginal minister wants all parties to talk together
Duguid to visit before Halloween

Posted By KAREN BEST CHRONICLE STAFF WRITER

Brad Duguid will invite all affected parties to gather to discuss issues related to the Six Nations land dispute.

http://www.dunnvillechronicle.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1251362

by NationTalk on October 18, 2008385 Views

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Open letter on public safety misdirected: Iqaluit councillors – CBC

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.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/10/17/iqa-letter.html

by NationTalk on October 18, 2008511 Views

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Halt Oil Pipeline, Lubicon Cree and Amnesty Urge – Globe and Mail

NORTHERN ALBERTA
Halt oil pipeline, Lubicon Cree and Amnesty urge

JOE FRIESEN
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.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081017.LUBICON17/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on October 18, 2008565 Views

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National Indigenous Literacy Association Request for Proposals

Expression of Interest
Topic Indigenous Literacy

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.

by NationTalk on October 18, 2008868 Views

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Cape Breton University Regional Leader in Student Enrolment for 08/09

For Immediate Release: October 16, 2008

(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.

by NationTalk on October 17, 2008993 Views

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Missanabie Cree First Nation – Okei Mahkan Report Oct 08

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Whah Chay,

In our traditions as Ojicree people, the fall time was when we started preparations for the winter months. Berries collected in the summer months were stored so that they could last until spring.

by NationTalk on October 17, 2008736 Views

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Labrador dumps raided for groceries – CBC

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.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2008/10/17/food-dumps.html

by NationTalk on October 17, 2008526 Views

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FSIN Wants Health Care Professionals Better Trained To Deal With First Nation Clients

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.

by NationTalk on October 17, 2008971 Views

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Interim Report on the Review of the Official Languages Act 2008-2009

Committee Report 8-16(2)
Tabled on October 16, 2008

16th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
Standing Committee on Government Operations

Chair: Mr. Kevin Menicoche

October 16, 2008
SPEAKER OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

Mr. Speaker:
Your Standing Committee on Government Operations is pleased to provide its Interim Report on the Review of the Official Languages Act 2008-2009 and commends it to the House.

Kevin Menicoche, MLA
Chairperson

by NationTalk on October 17, 2008654 Views

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Speaking Notes for the Aboriginal Business Conference

Hon. Robert R. McLeod
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Statement to the Aboriginal Business Conference

Thank you,

And congratulations to the Denendeh Development Corporation – both on your vision for this event – and for your hard work to put it all together.

by NationTalk on October 17, 2008779 Views

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2008 Northern Economic Development Practitioners Conference Statement to the Legislative Assembly

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.

by NationTalk on October 17, 2008732 Views

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Imperial Oil 2007 Summary Corporate Citizenship Report

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.

by NationTalk on October 17, 2008681 Views

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Northern Communities Improving Self-Sufficiency With Healthy Food Projects: Lathlin

October 16, 2008

Northern Healthy Food Initiative Promotes Local Gardening Skills; Provides Tools, Seeds, Storage, Chickens, Goats

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.

by NationTalk on October 17, 2008747 Views

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Restorative Justice Week 2008

Dear Friends,

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.

by NationTalk on October 17, 20081044 Views

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B.C.’s Representative Honours Outstanding Champions for Children and Youth

For Immediate Release
October 16, 2008

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.

by NationTalk on October 17, 2008784 Views

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In Memory of AFN Regional Chief Len Tomah Sr….

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.

by NationTalk on October 17, 20081029 Views

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Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny Wins At the Gemini Awards

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! […]

by NationTalk on October 16, 20081305 Views

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Media Advisory: Aboriginal Capital Corporations of Alberta

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 […]

by NationTalk on October 16, 20081143 Views

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Grave of B.C. First Nations woman draws pilgrims seeking miracles (CBC)

Grave of B.C. First Nations woman draws pilgrims seeking miracles

Last Updated: Thursday, October 16, 2008

Some aboriginal people and Catholics hope a northern B.C. First Nations woman will be elevated to sainthood, nearly 60 years after she was buried near a former Prince George residential school.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/10/16/bc-rose-prince-grave.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008615 Views

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Best of the best celebrated at Northern Ontario Business Awards – NOB

Best of the best celebrated at Northern Ontario Business Awards

By: Northern Ontario Business Staff

More than 500 business leaders, movers and shakers from across the North were on hand in North Bay to celebrate their own at the high-energy Northern Ontario Business Awards gala event on Oct. 9.

http://www.northernontariobusiness.com/around-the-north/101608-noba.aspx

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008470 Views

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12 ridings that surprised – National Post

12 ridings that surprised

Katie Rook, National Post
Published: Thursday, October 16, 2008

LEONA AGLUKKAQ

NUNAVUT

Conservative Leona Aglukkaq beat out Liberal Kirt Ejesiak by 447 votes, ending the Liberals’ two-decade-long stronghold.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=883141

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008577 Views

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New voting rules blamed for historically low turnout – CTV

New voting rules blamed for historically low turnout

Updated Wed. Oct. 15 2008 10:39 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

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.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081010/election2008_081013/20081015?s_name=election2008&no_ads=

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008541 Views

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Defence says Dec. 9 too soon for Aquash trial – CTV

Defence says Dec. 9 too soon for Aquash trial

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.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081016/aquash_trial_081016/20081016/

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008537 Views

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‘Change is long overdue’: Aglukkaq paints Nunavut Tory blue – CBC

‘Change is long overdue’: Aglukkaq paints Nunavut Tory blue

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Nunavummiut chose Conservative Leona Aglukkaq as their new member of Parliament Tuesday, ending the Liberals’ 20-year stronghold on the eastern Arctic.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canadavotes/story/2008/10/15/nunavut-elex.html

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008529 Views

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Western’s Caucus on Women’s Issues Diversity video screening Oct. 27

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The diverse voices and faces of The University of Western Ontario will light up the screen on Oct. 27 during the premiere of a film exploring issues of marginalization on university campuses.

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008700 Views

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October in Review, Part I – The Dominion

October in Review, Part I

by Dominion Staff

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.”

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/2181

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008460 Views

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No sweet home: Aklavik teachers evicted from apartment over rising costs – CBC

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.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/10/16/aklavik-teachers.html

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008564 Views

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Financial turmoil crimps Labrador mining exploration – CBC

Financial turmoil crimps Labrador mining exploration
Company blames uranium mining moratorium, financial markets

Last Updated: Thursday, October 16, 2008

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.

http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2008/10/16/crosshair-exploration.html

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008573 Views

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Nunavut byelections could wreak havoc on premier, cabinet selection – CBC

Nunavut byelections could wreak havoc on premier, cabinet selection

Last Updated: Thursday, October 16, 2008

The political uncertainty caused by at least one byelection to be held after Nunavut’s general election could delay the selection of the territory’s premier and cabinet.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/10/16/byelex-cabinet.html

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008430 Views

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FSIN blasts election – The StarPhoenix

FSIN blasts election

The StarPhoenix
Published: Thursday, October 16, 2008

The chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is calling the federal election a waste of time and money.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=43a9691e-aaf0-403e-a89c-5b37e3ed91ee

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008464 Views

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Crown Drops Charges Against Four Arrested in Caledonia Raid – The Standard

Crown drops charges against four arrested in Caledonia raid

Posted By THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Crown has dropped criminal charges against four aboriginal protesters arrested by a provincial police tactical squad at the Stirling Woods subdivision in Caledonia last year.

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1250103

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008444 Views

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First Nations want voice on water – Sault Star

First Nations want voice on water
With dozens of drinking water problems in native communities, conference seeks solutions

Posted By CORINA MILIC, THE SAULT STAR

When Green leader Elizabeth May touted the environment as an economic asset, it was a label one group of Canadians would have liked politicians on the campaign trail to apply to them, too.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1250001

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008373 Views

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Aboriginal literacy not a problem in a vacuum – Times Transcript

Aboriginal literacy not a problem in a vacuum

Published Thursday October 16th, 2008

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.

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/449874

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008786 Views

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Beardy to press new MPs on First Nations concerns – Chronicle Journal

Beardy to press new MPs on First Nations concerns

By BRYAN MEADOWS
Thursday, October 16, 2008

First Nations leaders in Northwestern Ontario plan to create awareness of aboriginal issues with the new members of parliament.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=141163

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008397 Views

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Some rural voters shut out at polls: Liberals – Leader Post

Some rural voters shut out at polls: Liberals

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.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/decisioncanada/story.html?id=022628df-58a6-44d6-b738-20785f6745a2

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008392 Views

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Oilsands Film up for Oscar Nod – Slave River Journal

Oilsands Film up for Oscar Nod

By GABRIEL ZARATE, SRJ Reporter 15.OCT.08

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.

http://www.srj.ca/default.asp?sourceid=&smenu=88&twindow=Default&mad=No&sdetail=3109&wpage=1&skeyword=&sidate=&ccat=&ccatm=&restate=&restatus=&reoption=&retype=&repmin=&repmax=&rebed=&rebath=&subname=&pform=&sc=1957&hn=srj&he=.ca

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008424 Views

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Survey Says Three-Quarters of British Columbians Approve of NaiKun’s Offshore Wind Energy Project

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.

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008616 Views

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The Urban Reserve Advantage

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October 16, 2008

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.

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008905 Views

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National Chief Praises decision regarding Human Rights Complaint on Child Welfare

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.

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008650 Views

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Maria Campbell Named Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence

Accomplished Aboriginal artist, cultural leader begins new role in January

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2008

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence for 2009 is one of Canada’s most distinguished Aboriginal writers, Maria Campbell.

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008706 Views

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Neighbourhoods Alive! Funds First Projects In Selkirk

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.

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008597 Views

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“Snapshot” of Saskatoon’s Homeless Dispels Myths-U of S/Community Study

October 16, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 16, 2008
2008-10-09-OTHER

The first-ever count of Saskatoon’s homeless population has found that despite having nowhere to live, the majority of homeless people in Saskatoon are employed.

by NationTalk on October 16, 20081453 Views

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Students get a Lesson in B.C.’s Education History

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008EDUC0119-001558
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.

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008658 Views

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Ontario Supporting Ecotourism In Mattawa

News Release
October 16, 2008 – 173

McGuinty Government Helps Upgrade “Green” Bed And Breakfast

NEWS

An environmentally friendly bed and breakfast resort in Northern Ontario is benefiting from provincial government funding.

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008644 Views

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Province Launches Poverty Reduction Consultations

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.

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008653 Views

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Ontario Applauds U.S. Ratification of Great Lakes Water Compact

For Immediate Release
October 16, 2008

McGuinty Government Protects The Great Lakes Basin

STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES DONNA CANSFIELD:

On October 3, United States President George W. Bush signed the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008730 Views

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Province Invests Close To $1 Million In Adult Education For Peguis And Fisher River First Nations

October 16, 2008

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.

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008820 Views

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Manitoba’s First Independent Public Library On A First Nation Opens In Peguis

October 16, 2008

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.”

by NationTalk on October 16, 20081022 Views

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News Release – Federal Funding Awarded for Participation in the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Lower Mattagami Hydroelectric Complex Redevelopment Project

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.

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008712 Views

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Notice – Romaine Hydroelectric Complex Project: Public hearing

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry

Romaine Hydroelectric Complex Project

PUBLIC HEARING

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.

by NationTalk on October 16, 2008768 Views

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