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Woman walking to bring injustice to light – Metro Canada

Woman walking to bring injustice to light

ALICIA FOX FOR METRO CALGARY
July 14, 2008

She walked across two provinces, arriving here in Calgary with 17 other Aboriginal women on a quest to raise awareness over injustices.

http://www.metronews.ca/calgary/local/article/83209

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Fontaine Looking for Fourth Term as AFN Leader, Sources Say – Globe and Mail

NATIVE AFFAIRS
Fontaine looking for fourth term as AFN leader, sources say

SUE BAILEY
The Canadian Press
July 14, 2008

OTTAWA — Phil Fontaine plans to seek an unprecedented fourth term as Canada’s top native politician but he’s already being challenged for the job.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080714.FONTAINE14/TPStory/National

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National Aboriginal Leaders to meet with the Council of the Federation (NWAC)

For Immediate Release Media Advisory Québec City, QC (July 14, 2008) – Québec Native Women President Ellen Gabriel will be representing the Native Women’s Association of Canada as National Aboriginal Leaders gather in Québec City on Wednesday July 16th for an important meeting with the Council of the Federation.This will be the fourth year in […]

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Nicholas elected grand chief (Montreal Gazette)

Nicholas elected grand chief
Kanesatake rival may contest results. Candidates for band council sequestered until dawn in Mohawk immersion school

CHARLIE FIDELMAN, The Gazette

Sohenrise Paul Nicholas has been elected grand chief of the troubled Kanesatake community, but the results could be contested.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=7079b0fd-ff78-4423-8af2-aedddcf1243e

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008585 Views

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Ted Nolan’s hockey school earns praise; (The Sault Star)

Ted Nolan’s hockey school earns praise;

Posted By BEN LEESON, THE SAULT STAR

As a Native Canadian, Ted Nolan has plenty of first-hand familiarity with the term “visible minority.”

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1113123

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008726 Views

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Aboriginal art decorates Games (Vancouver Sun)

Aboriginal art decorates Games
Vanoc seeks applications from first nations artists to create works to dress up all the 2010 venues

Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun
Published: Monday, July 14, 2008

The Vancouver 2010 Olympics has already started a public art program that will eventually result in works by aboriginal artists permanently installed at all 15 Olympic and Paralympic venues.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=bb027432-a0fe-4c08-a72b-4e1fb0ad027f&k=6177

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008595 Views

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Doer seeks education accord (Winnipeg Free Press)

Doer seeks education accord

By: Mia Rabson
Updated: July 14

Manitoba Premier Gary Doer is hoping the momentum of the federal apology for residential schools can be used to get a national agreement on First Nations education when Canada’s premiers meet in Quebec City this week.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/story/4198543p-4790220c.html

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008592 Views

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Number of Aboriginal officers down sharply in First Nations; – Timmins Daily Press

Number of Aboriginal officers down sharply in First Nations;

Posted By THE CANADIAN PRESS

The number of Aboriginal cops patrolling Canada’s First Nations communities is plummeting, despite a recruiting drive over the last decade, a new survey suggests.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1113320

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008572 Views

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People to voice concerns about housing project – Campbellton Tribune

People to voice concerns about housing project

Residents opposed to a Gibson Street rezoning to construct a low-income housing development for aboriginal women and their children will ask city council to lend an ear to their concerns tonight.

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/front/article/353467

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008552 Views

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AFN a powerful voice – Regina Leader-Post

AFN a powerful voice

Doug Cuthand, The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, July 14, 2008

This week the Assembly of First Nations is to hold its annual assembly in Quebec City.

This is the organization’s 29th annual general assembly. It seems like only yesterday that the first assembly was held in Penticton, B.C. David Ahenakew was elected as the first national chief.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=0d376d54-2408-4346-a9a8-2e151dc96659

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008676 Views

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Alberta Star Receives Final Approval for a “Class A”-5 Year Drill Permit for the Eldorado South IOCG and Uranium Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(July 14, 2008) – Alberta Star Development Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:ASX)(OTCBB:ASXSF)(FRANKFURT:QLD) is pleased to announce that the Company has received final permit approval from the Sahtu Land and Water Board (SLWB) for the issuance of a third “Class A” – 5 year 75,000 meter drill permit (#S07C-008) for its Eldorado South Iron oxide, copper, gold, silver, and uranium project located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The Eldorado South permit (#S07C-008) is valid until July 10, 2013. The Company is now in receipt of the required drill permitting for its entire IOCG & uranium landholdings consisting of 113,488 acres in the Sahtu Region.

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008804 Views

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Media Advisory – Forest Industry Takes AFN Corporate Challenge: FPAC President and National Chief to sign Memorandum of Understanding

QUEBEC CITY, July 14 – Avrim Lazar, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and National Chief Phil Fontaine will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Quebec City during the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly on Wednesday, July 16, 2008. The MOU signifies FPAC’s commitment to the AFN’s Corporate Challenge urging businesses in Canada to increase Aboriginal participation and investment potential, and enhance human resources and labour force development within the industry.

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008805 Views

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Media Advisory – Chair and Commissioners of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner (TRC) to Address Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly

OTTAWA, July 14 – Justice Harry S. LaForme, Chair of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commissioners Claudette Dumont-Smith, RN, BScN, MPA, and Jane Brewin Morley, Q.C., will address Chiefs and delegates at the Assembly of First Nations 29TH Annual General Assembly on the morning of Tuesday, July 15, 2008 in Quebec City.

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008713 Views

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Heritage Canada Foundation 35th Anniversary Conference presented in partnership with the Canadian Land Trust Alliance

Work That Endures: Power to the People Keeping Places Alive

Québec City, September 25 – 27, 2008

www.heritagecanada.org

Designed to make the heritage workforce stronger by nourishing ideas, enriching the conservation sector and strengthening ties between built heritage and the environmental movement.

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008752 Views

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Kashechewan First Nation: Young Boy Electrocuted

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On July 9, 2008 at approximately 7:40 p.m., Nishnawbe-Aski Police received information that a young boy had been electrocuted.

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008748 Views

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North Spirit Lake – CBC Radio

North Spirit Lake

Monday, Jul. 14, 2008 | 01:10 AM AT

While the Truth and Reconciliation Commission does its work, many native communities are still struggling with a litany of economic and social problems. Those problems are on full display in North Spirit Lake, a tiny, remote First Nations community in Northern Ontario. Unemployment there is rampant. So is drug use. Nearly half the community’s children go hungry on a regular basis. And the community hasn’t had reliable police service for five years.

http://www.cbc.ca/aboriginal/2008/07/north_spirit_lake/

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008735 Views

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First Nations and Mining – CBC Radio

CBC Radio
First Nations and Mining

Monday, Jul. 14, 2008

It’s a case that could set the course for how Ontario deals with disputes involving First Nations people. Seven First Nations leaders were sent to jail this spring for protesting mining activity on their ancestral lands. In May, the court of appeal set them free. This morning, the appeal court judges released their reasons for that decision.

http://www.cbc.ca/aboriginal/2008/07/first_nations_and_mining/

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008670 Views

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Media Advisory – PDAC to Participate with Booth at Circle of Trade – 29th AFN, Annual General Assembly in Quebec City, July 15 to 17, 2008

Come visit the PDAC booth at the Assembly of First Nations Tradeshow during the 29th Annual General Assembly
in Quebec City, July 15 to 17, 2008

by NationTalk on July 14, 2008891 Views

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Pine beetle damage is also hurting First Nations way of life – Metro Canda

Pine beetle damage is also hurting First Nations way of life

TERRI THEODORE

VANCOUVER – The mountain pine beetle infestation in British Columbia is changing the lives of rural First Nations on a scale not seen for generations of native elders.

http://www.metronews.ca/edmonton/Canada/article/82883

by NationTalk on July 13, 2008604 Views

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Deep-felt tales of nature, a work of transformation (Toronto Star)

POETRY
Deep-felt tales of nature, a work of transformation

A Vancouver librarian takes refuge at his beloved Ontario lake; an Alberta-born Cree finds much that moves in her own family story

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/Books/article/458875

by NationTalk on July 13, 2008580 Views

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Inclusion Works ‘09

Get involved in Canada’s premiere Aboriginal recruitment fair, trade show and professional development event

Date: April 6-8, 2009
Location: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC

Aboriginal HR Solutions

Get involved in Canada’s premiere Aboriginal recruitment fair, trade show and professional development event

by NationTalk on July 13, 2008883 Views

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Reward for finding girl doubled – Winnipeg Free Press

Reward for finding girl doubled

A reward for information leading to the finding and location of a missing teen girl from Portage la Prairie has been doubled to $5,000, after a donation from Long Plain First Nation.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/story/4198427p-4790064c.html

by NationTalk on July 13, 2008575 Views

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Rally against drugs – The Province

Rally against drugs
First Nation takes to streets in protest

Glenda Luymes, Fraser Valley Reporter
Published: Sunday, July 13, 2008

The residents of Leq’a:mel First Nation near Deroche are fed up with drug dealers using their land to do business.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=340b0326-a785-44e5-8f60-3c29fdb85090

by NationTalk on July 13, 2008634 Views

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Pandemic Influenza – Information and Awareness during Health Fair and Treaty Days

Last updated: July 12, 2008

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization is participating during Health Fair and Treaty Days within each community.

Peguis First Nation is hosting their Health Fair and Treaty Day on July 14, 2008. SCO will set up a booth, which shall provide important resource information and material regarding Pandemic Influenza for all of our constituents.

by NationTalk on July 13, 2008765 Views

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Change is on the agenda as Kanesatake picks a grand chief – The Gazette

Change is on the agenda as Kanesatake picks a grand chief

GIUSEPPE VALIANTE, The Gazette

Only locals of Kanesatake would have known a widely contested election was taking place yesterday afternoon in their sleepy town of 1,400.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=aeceb64a-e159-4dd4-92aa-b96e8eb20c65

by NationTalk on July 13, 2008629 Views

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“I see Nothing! I know Nothing!”: The RCMP allegedly Covers Up Murder, Once Again – The Canadian

“I see Nothing! I know Nothing!”: The RCMP allegedly Covers Up Murder, Once Again

by Kevin D. Annett, Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared

Does Darrell LaFosse think we’re all stupid?

Apparently. On July 10, the Toronto Star released some alarming information from an RCMP internal memo where LaFosse, an Assistant Superintendent, falsely claims that the RCMP had no knowledge of the deaths of children in Indian residential schools until recently.

http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2008/07/11/02454.html

by NationTalk on July 13, 2008634 Views

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CFTPA National Mentorship Program Now Accepting Applications for Youth Internship

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July 9, 2008

Ottawa – The Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) is proud to announce the launch of the National Production Program for 2008-2009. This latest edition of the program will offer twenty placements across Canada for young Canadians between the ages of 15-30 years.

by NationTalk on July 13, 2008757 Views

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CFTPA Announces Telefilm Producer Trainee Program Award Recipients

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July 7, 2008

Ottawa – The Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) is pleased to announce the successful candidates to its Telefilm Producer Trainee Program. Funded by Telefilm Canada, the program gives members of visible minority groups and people of aboriginal descent the opportunity to gain above-the-line production experience. The program emphasizes one-on-one mentoring in a production environment, creating enhanced professional development opportunities for emerging and mid-level professionals. Their on-the-job training creates employment prospects, gives participants production credits, solidifies their skills, and allows them to compete for mid-level positions in the sector.

by NationTalk on July 13, 2008902 Views

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Take it to the Streets on BC Day

Vancouver

Celebrate Our Province With Granville Island’s Art on the Street Festival!

Granville Island is “taking it to the streets” with its first ever “Art on the Street Festival.” What better way to celebrate 150 years of British Columbia heritage than to have a festival in one of BC’s most vibrant and creative communities?

by NationTalk on July 13, 2008894 Views

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Native American March on DC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2008

WASHINGTON – July 11 – AP is reporting: “Some 500 American Indians are gathering near the White House to mark the end of a 8,300-mile walk across the nation. The trek from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., aims to bring attention to the impact of global warming on the environment.

by NationTalk on July 13, 2008972 Views

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Get on with rewriting the Mining Act – Sudbury Star

Get on with rewriting the Mining Act
ANOTHER VIEW

Posted By FROM THE KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD

The Sharbot Lake uranium mining conflict has come full circle. And that has turned out to be a sad indictment of the provincial government, which has dragged its feet on updating the Mining Act to acknowledge native and landowner rights.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1112075

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008681 Views

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The inner beauty and self-esteem of anishinaabe-kwe shone through … – The North Bay Nugget

N’GINAAJIW:
My spirit is beautiful

Posted By MARCI BECKING

The inner beauty and self-esteem of anishinaabe-kwe shone through during the three-day filming and photo shoot of
N’ginaajiw” (My spirit is beautiful) advertising campaign.

http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1111642

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008608 Views

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Shine on, Billy – StarPhoenix

Shine on, Billy
Olympic legend continues to inspire First Nations youth

Jason Warick, Saskatchewan News Network
Published: Saturday, July 12, 2008

Olympic champion Billy Mills says he’s living proof that aboriginal athletes can succeed at all levels of sport and life.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/sports/story.html?id=721bf952-709e-4906-9d28-d0da0b997bbd

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008557 Views

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Stetson Acquires Leases Covering 8,570 Acres of Bakken Prospective Lands in North Dakota

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(July 11, 2008) – STETSON OIL & GAS LTD. (TSX VENTURE:SSN) (“Stetson” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received a signed resolution from the Tribal Council of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota to lease oil and gas mineral rights to approximately 8,570 acres of land (the “Tribal Lands”). Stetson has secured the rights to this land through the unique working relationships that it has established with First Nations bands over the past year. The Tribal Lands are proximal to approximately 4,500 additional acres of Freehold lands that Stetson has leased, subject to approval of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (U.S.A.).

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008907 Views

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Eabametoong may pull out of NAPS – TB News Source

Eabametoong may pull out of NAPS

TB News Source
Web Posted: 7/11/2008 4:03:50 PM

A chief of a remote northern reserve says crime in his community is getting out of control because of a lack of police resources and says the NAPS office is in deplorable condition.

http://www.tbtv.com/NWNews-Story.aspx?cid=109615

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Landmark Inn ownership group expands – Tb News Source

Landmark Inn ownership group expands

Tb News Source
Web Posted: 7/11/2008 8:12:46 PM

Nine more First Nation groups signed onto a real estate partnership Friday for the Landmark Hotel in Thunder Bay opening the door for economic benefits in the hospitality industry for a total of 22 First Nation communities and 3 Treaty Territories.

http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=109609

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008776 Views

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KI Chief still waiting for Premier’s apology – TB Television

KI Chief still waiting for Premier’s apology

TB News Source
Web Posted: 7/11/2008 3:50:56 PM

The community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug is still waiting for a personal apology from the province after six band members being convicted of civil disobedience but Chief Donny Morris said Wednesday that if Premier McGuinty ” does show up l will be surprised.”

http://www.tbtv.com/NWNews-Story.aspx?cid=109611

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Police seek missing girls – Winnipeg Sun

Police seek missing girls
Pair believed to be together

Winnipeg police are requesting the public’s help in locating two girls who have been missing since July 7.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Winnipeg/2008/07/11/6134646.html

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008920 Views

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Brantford construction site shut down by Six Nations protest – Globe and Mail

Brantford construction site shut down by Six Nations protest

The Canadian Press
July 11, 2008 at 7:05 PM EDT

BRANTFORD, Ont. — A construction company moved its heavy equipment off a Brantford work site Friday after about 50 aboriginal protesters showed up.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080711.wbrantford0711/BNStory/National/

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Dene assembly pledges to work with governments to protect water – CBC

Dene assembly pledges to work with governments to protect water

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2008 | 3:13 PM CT
CBC News

Delegates to this week’s Dene National Assembly in Fort McPherson, N.W.T., formally committed to protecting water in the territory, unanimously voting to work with other levels of government to manage water on Dene lands.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/07/11/dene-water.html

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Judge dismisses lawsuit over use of name Redskins – Globe and Mail

THE 2-MINUTE DRILL: FOOTBALL
Judge dismisses lawsuit over use of name Redskins

The Associated Press
July 12, 2008

Washington — A federal judge has sided with the Washington Redskins by dismissing a lawsuit brought by American Indians who consider the club’s name racially offensive.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080712.DIGE12-2/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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Yukon First Nation to defy new salmon quota -CBC

Yukon First Nation to defy new salmon quota

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2008 | 4:57 PM CT
CBC News

Federal fisheries authorities have asked Yukon First Nations to cut their salmon catch quota in half this season, but at least one First Nation is refusing to accept the new quotas.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/07/11/yukon-fish.html

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008500 Views

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Minister to Consider Change to ESA Implementation

July 10, 2008

To Selected Media
For Immediate Release

THUNDER BAY – Guarded optimism from the Ontario Forestry Coalition (OFC) reflects the outcome of a meeting Tuesday between Ontario’s Minister of Natural Resources and members of the forestry sector.

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Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Funding Announced

FOR RELEASE #08-172
July 11, 2008

WHITEHORSE – The government will provide funding for six community-based projects that will help prevent violence against Aboriginal women, Marian C. Horne, minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate, announced.

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008752 Views

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PCSP Open House Celebrates 50 Years of Arctic Research

RESOLUTE BAY – The Government of Canada is recognizing 50 years of research and scientific support in Canada’s Arctic by the Polar Continental Shelf Project (PCSP) with an open house on July 12 at the Polar Shelf base in Resolute. Local residents, community leaders, media, staff and researchers are participating in the celebrations.

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008874 Views

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Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Local Government Halifax, Nova Scotia – July 10-11, 2008

Halifax, July 11, 2008 – At their annual meeting today in Halifax, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Local Government called for continued collective dialogue with the municipal sector on common interests, such as infrastructure funding, relationships with Aboriginal peoples, and enhancing the strength and vitality of urban, rural and northern municipalities and communities.

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008702 Views

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Provincial Arts Grants Expanded through Cultural Policy

July 11, 2008

Edmonton… The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has expanded a number of its grant programs and added a new Aboriginal program using the additional funding received through Alberta’s cultural policy – The Spirit of Alberta. The following grant programs are helping to achieve the policy’s goals and strategies:

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008864 Views

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Errington Event Shares in BC150 Celebration Grants

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008TCA0072-001065
July 10, 2008

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

ERRINGTON – The North Island Wildlife Recovery Association will receive a $7,500 BC150 Celebration Grant for an artifact display that will show how views of wildlife have evolved over the past 150 years, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008766 Views

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Science and Engineering Camp Brings Aboriginal School Youth to Campus

(Sydney, NS) – Approximately 60 youth from First Nations Communities in Membertou, Eskasoni and Chapel Island will spend Jul 14 – 18 on the Cape Breton University campus participating in a science camp provided by Actua, a national non-profit organization that inspires youth through hands-on science, engineering and technology programming across Canada.

by NationTalk on July 12, 20081716 Views

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Grand Chief Urges Premier to Change Position on Nahanni Park

For immediate release

FORT SIMPSON, NT. – July 10 — Dehcho First Nations Grand Chief Gerald Antoine is “extremely disheartened” at the recent position of Premier Floyd Roland opposing the expansion of the boundaries of the Nahanni National Park Reserve.

by NationTalk on July 12, 2008901 Views

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