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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.”
Dene assembly pledges to work with governments to protect water
Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2008 | 3:13 PM CT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
For Immediate Release
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.
(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.
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.