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Aboriginals Strive to Revive Language – The London Free Press

Aboriginals strive to revive language
Ojibway classes are being offered by the Nokee Kwe agency to help preserve native culture.

Fri, February 15, 2008
By JENNIFER O’BRIEN, SUN MEDIA

As aboriginal organizations struggle to retain and revive dying languages across the country, a London agency is offering Ojibway language classes free to the public.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/CityandRegion/2008/02/15/4848303-sun.html

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Health Services Research Advancement Award

Health Services Research Advancement Award
Since 2000, the Foundation has accepted public nominations for our Health Services Research Advancement Award. This award is aimed at any individual, team, or organization that has contributed significantly to the advancement of the health services research community in Canada.

Winners receive:
– a certificate and $10,000 for use in the advancement of health services research in a way designated by the winner.

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008807 Views

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Children’s advocate wants review of Yellow Quill freezing deaths (CBC)

Children’s advocate wants review of Yellow Quill freezing deaths

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2008 | 11:04 AM CT
CBC News

Saskatchewan’s children’s advocate is calling for a review of the circumstances surrounding the freezing deaths of two children on the Yellow Quill aboriginal reserve last month.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2008/02/15/bernstein-yellow-quill.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008587 Views

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3 found dead at Ont. Mohawk reserve (CBC)

3 found dead at Ont. Mohawk reserve

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2008 | 1:04 PM ET
CBC News

Two men and a woman have been found dead on an aboriginal reserve in eastern Ontario.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/02/15/ot-tyendinaga-080215.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008674 Views

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Algonquin co-chief to stop her uranium protest to avoid jail (CBC)

Algonquin co-chief to stop her uranium protest to avoid jail

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2008 | 12:15 PM ET
CBC News

An aboriginal leader sentenced to time behind bars for defying two court orders and blocking a prospective uranium mining site has agreed to stop participating in protests so she can avoid going to jail.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/02/15/ot-contempt-080215.html?ref=rss

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A voice for missing women; Thursday ceremony spotlights hundreds of murdered natives (The Sudbury Star)

A voice for missing women; Thursday ceremony spotlights hundreds of murdered natives

Posted By Rachel Punch

Savannah Trudeau often doesn’t feel safe when she’s alone and, as a young aboriginal woman, those feelings are justified.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=903325

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Drill program raises concerns for Liidlii Kue – Northern News Services

Drill program raises concerns for Liidlii Kue

Roxanna Thompson
Northern News Services
Thursday, February 14, 2008

LIIDLII KUE/FORT SIMPSON – A planned drill program by a company looking for diamonds has raised concerns for at least one First Nation.

http://nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/feb14_08dia.html

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008500 Views

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Ottawa tip-toeing around oilsands issue: report – CTV.ca

Ottawa tip-toeing around oilsands issue: report

Updated Fri. Feb. 15 2008 1:44 PM ET
The Canadian Press

A new report says it’s time for the federal government to stop tip-toeing around Alberta’s prickly oilsands sensibilities and step in to address concerns from greenhouse gases to cancer levels to mutant fish.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080215/oilsands_AM_080215/20080215?hub=Canada

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Yukon review board takes second look at Carmacks copper project – CBC North

Yukon review board takes second look at Carmacks copper project

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2008 | 12:03 PM CT
CBC News

Opponents of a proposed copper mining project in the Yukon’s Carmacks area say they’re pleased to hear environmental reviewers will be taking extra time to look into concerns raised about the project.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/15/yesab-carmacks.html

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Aboriginal leaders allege ‘coverup’ in Alberta tarsands project – Canada.com

Aboriginal leaders allege ‘coverup’ in Alberta tarsands project

Mike De Souza, Canwest News Service
Published: Friday, February 15, 2008

OTTAWA — Federal and provincial health officials in Alberta are trying to cover up “the most destructive project on Earth,” aboriginal leaders said Friday during the release of a report on the oilsands sector.

http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=7f331340-78ff-4ce6-87a0-1f309e57315d

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008601 Views

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Government Must Respond to Tar Sands Pollution in Alberta Communities

February 15, 2008

OTTAWA – The government’s failure to address pollution from oil sands production is causing serious health concerns for aboriginal communities in northeastern Alberta, Liberal Environment Critic David McGuinty said today.

“The fact that there is now evidence linking increasing pollution in the Athabasca River to tar sands operations in northeastern Alberta is truly frightening,” said Mr. McGuinty. “With hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of waste from the tar sands leaking into the Athabasca River each year, it is no wonder that those living downstream are raising the alarm bells.”

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008825 Views

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Health workers ‘not alone’ helping aboriginal communities face sex issues – CBC

Health workers ‘not alone’ helping aboriginal communities face sex issues

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2008 | 11:49 AM ET
CBC News

Organizers of a sexual health conference held this week in Inuvik, N.W.T., say they hope front-line health workers can leave the event knowing they have the resources to tackle sex issues in aboriginal and Inuit communities.

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2008/02/15/nwt-health.html

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008552 Views

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Metis Nation-Saskatchewan presents the ’08 National Aboriginal Curling Championship

March 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2008
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Granite Curling Club, 480 – 1st Ave. North

Download poster

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Reminder for MIS Training

February 14, 2008

To: Ontario First Nations with Community Support Services Funding
From: Chiefs of Ontario Health Coordination Unit
Re: Reminder for the upcoming Management Information Session

This memo is to serve as a reminder that Chiefs of Ontario is coordinating a Management Information Session for those communities that have funding for Community Support Services (CSS).

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008699 Views

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FACTBOX: Facts about Canada’s aboriginal people – Reuters

FACTBOX: Facts about Canada’s aboriginal people

(Reuters) – Here are six facts about Canada’s aboriginal people.

— There are 1,172,790 First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada, collectively called aboriginal, making up to 3.8 percent of Canada’s total population.

http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSN1449508320080215

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The Inuit cultural matrix reloaded – Globe and Mail

The Inuit cultural matrix reloaded
Calgary academics make a 3-D virtual-reality replica of a traditional hut, offering elders a new way to pass on their fading heritage

DAWN WALTON
From Friday’s Globe and Mail
February 15, 2008 at 4:51 AM EST

CALGARY — Donald Uluadluak ducks as the life-size images of ancient Inuit huts and a whale skeleton, which was once used as building material in the North, seem to float around him.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080215.wculture15/BNStory/Entertainment/home

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008628 Views

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Northern health research program detects new bacteria strain – CBC

Northern health research program detects new bacteria strain
H.flu type A strain can cause meningitis; infection numbers low

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2008 | 10:56 AM CT
CBC News

Health officials are keeping their eye on an emerging strain of bacteria found in Canada’s North, thanks to a circumpolar health monitoring program that is uncovering bacterial infections that could otherwise have gone undetected.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/14/north-flu.html

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008571 Views

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Washington may be willing to cut an Arctic deal with Canada – Barrie Examiner

Washington may be willing to cut an Arctic deal with Canada

Posted By STEPHEN HANDELMAN

It’s hard to imagine a U.S. presidential candidate this spring or fall issuing a policy paper on the Arctic. But don’t be fooled. A combustible series of events has already pushed the polar region high on the agenda of the next president in 2009.

http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=903952

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008585 Views

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Waterfront Development To Be Studied – #955152

News Release
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
February 15, 2008 – 020

McGuinty Government Works With First Nation To Promote Economic Opportunities

THUNDER BAY – A plan for the development of the waterfront on a Northwestern Ontario First Nation will be completed with assistance from the Ontario government.

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008661 Views

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Update: Advocacy and Public Information Program (February 14, 2008)

Update: Advocacy and Public Information Program Notice Fiscal Year 2008-2009 (February 14, 2008)

Form: Application for the Advocacy and Public Information Program (February 14, 2008)

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The Advocacy and Public Information Program is managed by the Office of Indian Residential School Resolution Canada (IRSRC). This program exists to encourage openness and the sharing of diverse viewpoints on a range of issues related to the National Resolution Framework policies and programs. It also ensures that the Aboriginal community, particularly former students and their families, are aware of all available programs and, at the same time, that the best strategic policy decisions are made.

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008742 Views

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Grand Chief Matthew Mukash to sign Canada-Cree New Relationship Agreement

MEDIA ADVISORY
Posted: 2008-02-12

The Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Chuck Strahl and Grand Chief Matthew Mukash to sign Canada-Cree New Relationship Agreement on February 20 & 21, 2008 in Mistissini, Eeyou Istchee.

Nemaska, Eeyou Istchee — The parties will arrive on the afternoon of February zo” and a feast will be held in the evening starting at 6:00 p.m.

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008814 Views

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MuchMusic and MuchMoreMusic Encourage Diversity in Broadcasting with Annual Scholarships

TORONTO, Feb. 14 – Saskatchewan’s Cheyenne Redman Gervais and British Columbia’s Adam William Bishop are the respective winners of the 2007 MuchMusic Aboriginal Youth Scholarship and the 2007 MuchMoreMusic AccessAbility Scholarship. Both awards go to applicants training for a future in the media industry who best demonstrate skill, talent, excellence and enthusiasm. Since 2004, MuchMusic and MuchMoreMusic have awarded $31,000 to aid broadcast students from traditionally under-represented groups.

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008839 Views

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Federal Government Missing in Action on Most Destructive Project on Earth – the Tar Sands

First Nation communities downriver of Tar Sands bring case to Ottawa

OTTAWA, Feb. 15 – The federal government is failing to uphold its duty to clean up the Tar Sands, according to a new report by Environmental Defence released today on Parliament Hill. Canada’s Toxic Tar Sands: The Most Destructive Project on Earth shows how failure to enforce federal laws is allowing the Tar Sands to become Canada’s most serious environmental liability.

“Ottawa is letting the Tar Sands hold Canadians hostage on global warming,” said Matt Price, Program Manager with Environmental Defence. “The federal government is not using laws already on the books to require companies to reduce emissions and clean up their toxic mess.”

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008804 Views

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Notice to Media – First Nations Children and Youth Forum – Announcement of Concrete Action for the Future of First Nations Children

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 15 /- Ghislain Picard, Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) and Guylaine Gill, Director General of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission cordially invite media representatives to attend a press conference Tuesday, February 19th, under the aegis of the First Nations Children and Youth Forum bringing together 300 participants in Quebec City. During this press conference, the AFNQL and FNQLHSSC will present concrete action aimed at improving the living conditions of First Nations children.

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008771 Views

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Residents to evict – Powell River Peak

Residents to evict

Paul Galinski — Peak Reporter
02/14/2008

Referendum shows 87 per cent of members going to poll want to evict drug dealers

Tla’Amin (Sliammon) First Nation residents voted overwhelmingly to remove drug dealers from reserve lands.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19294524&BRD=1998&PAG=461&dept_id=221589&rfi=6

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Vancouver police kept media informed on Paul case, inquiry told – CBC

Vancouver police kept media informed on Paul case, inquiry told

Thu Feb 14, 6:22 AM

VANCOUVER (CBC) – A former high-profile Vancouver police spokeswoman told an inquiry Wednesday that she didn’t remember if she had told the media that several police officers were disciplined in connection with the death of Frank Paul.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/080214/canada/vancouver_bc_frank_paul_inquiry_1

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008634 Views

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Soundstreams presents The Journey (Pimooteewin) – The First Ever Cree Opera

Libretto by Tomson Highway & Music by Melissa Hui

February 15 & 16 @ 8pm
Jane Mallett Theatre (27 Front Street E)

Featuring:
Lydia Adams, conducter
Michael Greyeyes, stage director and choreography

Listen to Michael Greyeyes, stage director and choreographer speak about The Journey at a workshop in December.
Hear a clip of Bud Roach as Weesageechak lamenting the loss of his loved ones to the land of the dead.
>Hear a clip of the Elmer Iseler Singers and oboist Clair Scholtz as Weesageechak and Misagoo reach the river.
Hear a clip of the Elmer Iseler Singers performing the dance of the dead.

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Soundstreams premieres first Cree opera – Toronto Star

Soundstreams premieres first Cree opera
Pimooteewin, four years in the making, is first opera sung in Cree. It premieres tomorrow

Feb 14, 2008 04:30 AM
John Terauds
CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC

The very first operas, four centuries ago, were based on Greco-Roman myth. So an opera based on First Nations myth, with its similar conflicts between god and human, isn’t too much of a stretch.

http://www.thestar.com/article/303327

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008645 Views

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First Nations becoming lawless, says Tory – Hamilton Spec

First Nations becoming lawless, says Tory

The Canadian Press
TORONTO (Feb 14, 2008)

The Liberal government needs to restore respect for the rule of law in Caledonia, Ontario’s Opposition leader says.

http://www.thespec.com/article/324818

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Crombie pushes for joint patrols – Hamilton Spec

Crombie pushes for joint patrols
OPP and Six Nations police cover area

February 14, 2008
Daniel Nolan
The Hamilton Spectator
CAYUGA (Feb 14, 2008)

A plan is being promoted to have the Ontario Provincial Police and Six Nations police do joint patrols of a rural concession caught in the middle of the Caledonia land claims dispute.

http://www.thespec.com/article/324848

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008682 Views

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Canada Council ups the ante for coming year – Globe and Mail

Canada Council ups the ante for coming year

GUY DIXON
From Thursday’s Globe and Mail
February 14, 2008 at 4:07 AM EST

Toronto — As part of its funding plans for the 2008-09 fiscal year starting April 1, the Canada Council for the Arts announced that it will give an additional $4.9-million in grants and services to artists. This includes $700,000 in increased payments to authors.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080214.wbuzz14-2/BNStory/Entertainment/

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008629 Views

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Residential school payment denials can be reviewed – The StarPhoenix

Residential school payment denials can be reviewed

Darren Bernhardt, The StarPhoenix
Published: Thursday, February 14, 2008

Indian residential school survivors denied compensation shouldn’t give up hope just yet, a federal government official said Wednesday.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=f7b6db7b-eb7e-4ced-8857-13f274ff6acb

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008541 Views

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N.W.T. diamond mines not hiring northerners first: MLA – CBC

N.W.T. diamond mines not hiring northerners first: MLA

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2008 | 9:41 AM CT
CBC News

Diamond companies in the Northwest Territories are making it easier for workers in southern Canada to get jobs in their mines, when they should be giving that work to northerners, a Yellowknife MLA says.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/14/nwt-mines.html

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008726 Views

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Yukon First Nations wrap up talks with federal ministers – CBC

Yukon First Nations wrap up talks with federal ministers
Chief credits self-government with securing talks with top officials

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2008 | 10:10 AM CT
CBC News

Yukon First Nations chiefs and Premier Dennis Fentie have wrapped up a series of meetings this week with federal cabinet ministers and officials in Ottawa.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/14/yukon-talks.html

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008665 Views

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Innu Kids Facing Foster Care Crisis: Chief – CBC

Innu kids facing foster care crisis: chief

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2008 | 5:17 AM CT
CBC News

At least a quarter of the children in Labrador’s two Innu communities are in some form of protective custody, a document obtained by CBC News shows.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/14/innu-foster.html

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008686 Views

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Tory senators boycott committee trip to North – CTV

Tory senators boycott committee trip to North

Updated Wed. Feb. 13 2008 10:07 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

Conservative senators are boycotting a trip by the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry to Canada’s frozen North, saying the journey is far too expensive and the region is mostly barren of vegetation.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080213/senate_trips_080213/20080213?hub=TopStories

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008759 Views

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Fair will teach kids about traditional native tobacco – Brantford Expositor

Fair will teach kids about traditional native tobacco

A nutrition fair that will also help educate kids on the difference between smoking cigarettes and using traditional native tobacco will be held Friday at Central Public School.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=901914

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008636 Views

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Now Taking Submissions For 2008 MARIA Promotional CD

February 14, 2008

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOON, Thursday, March 6, 2008

MARIA is planning the release of manitobamusic.com – vol. 5, a promotional compilation CD in April of 2008. It will be multi-genre, targeted to music industry professionals working with popular genres (e.g. – rock, punk, pop, roots, hip-hop, etc.). The CD will be distributed widely through various music industry festivals and conferences, as well as directly to key players in the industry. MARIA gets these CDs into the hands of managers, labels, agents, festivals, publishers, campus and club buyers, radio programmers, publicists, music journalists, as well as many others who can help your career.

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008800 Views

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Leadership in Aboriginal Finance and Management Recognized at 8th Annual AFOA National Conference

MONTREAL, Feb. 14 – The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada is pleased to announce the 2008 recipients of the AFOA/Xerox Excellence in Aboriginal Leadership awards at 8th Annual AFOA national conference in Montreal, Quebec.

The recipients for the 5th year of the award are Chief Thomas M. Bressette of Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation just north of Sarnia Ontario and Dan Christmas, Senior Advisor to Chief and Council at Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia.

by NationTalk on February 15, 20081280 Views

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Media alert – Morris Mohawk Gaming Group And Bodog Team Up To Sponsor CMRC National Ice Racing Event In Kahnawake, QC; All Proceeds Go To Local Girls Soccer Team

MONTREAL, Feb. 14 –

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What: Morris Mohawk Gaming Group and Bodog have sponsored the Canadian Motosport Racing Club's (CMRC) National ice racing event in Kahnawake, Quebec. The day long event will feature motorcycles and four wheelers of all shapes, sizes and CC's doing battle on the icy surface of the Lac St-Louis. All proceeds from admission, 50/50 tickets and concession sales will go to the local girl's soccer team. Admission is free for Kahnawake residents and kids under 12 and all non-residents $10.

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News Conference/Teleconference – New Report: Federal Government Missing in Action on Most Destructive Project on Earth – the Tar Sands

First Nation communities downriver of Tar Sands bring their case to Ottawa

TORONTO, Feb. 14 –

TELECONFERENCE: Call in numbers for outside Ottawa:
Local / International: 416-640-3404
North American Toll-Free: 1-866-322-1159
Quote confirmation code: 8400606
Please dial in at least 5 minutes before the news conference starts at 10:30 a.m. EST

PLEASE NOTE: RSVP to Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, if you plan to call in for the news conference. (416) 323-9521 ext. 232; jfoulds@environmentaldefence.ca

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Liberals Urge Government to Follow Australia’s Lead: Apologize

February 13, 2008

OTTAWA – The Conservative government should follow the lead of the Australian government and formally apologize for the historic injustices against residential school survivors, Liberal Aboriginal Affairs Critic Anita Neville said today.

“After months of pressure from the Liberal Opposition, the government finally committed to an apology, but we’re still waiting for it,” said Ms. Neville. “The House of Commons passed a Liberal motion, which called on the government to issue a formal apology to the Survivors of Residential Schools, and we’re still waiting.

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008774 Views

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Statement: Attawapiskat School

2008-02-14

Audio & Video Files

Mr. Speaker,

There is a beautiful biblical phrase: “Out of the mouths of babes you have perfected praise.”

It reminds us all to often that children can see with a clarity and a truth that spin doctors and politicians cannot see.

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008774 Views

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SIAST Expands Practical Nursing Program

For immediate release

SIAST Kelsey Campus adds capacity in downtown Saskatoon

Saskatoon, February 14, 2008 – SIAST marked another milestone today in its response to nursing education needs in Saskatchewan with the expansion of its Practical Nursing program into Saskatoon.

Through innovative delivery, partnerships and on-campus expansion, SIAST now directly provides or brokers programming for approximately 600 seats for first-year nursing students, including students training to be licensed practical nurses and registered nurses.

by NationTalk on February 15, 20081843 Views

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Ontario Invests In New Sawmill

February 14, 2008

McGuinty Government Helps Secure Jobs In Chapleau

CHAPLEAU — Ontario is strengthening the local community by helping Niska North establish a brand-new cedar sawmill and create up to 40 new jobs.

The new cedar sawmill, which is being supported by a $320,000 grant from the province, would produce a range of specialty value-added wood products, such as siding, decking, door and window components, mouldings and logs for log home construction.

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008997 Views

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Manitoba’s Winter Road System Now Operational to Remote and Northern Communities

February 14, 2008
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Two New Bridges Opened on East Side of Lake Winnipeg

Manitoba’s 2,200-kilometre winter road system to northern and remote communities is now open to vehicles including commercial trucks, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Ron Lemieux announced today.

by NationTalk on February 15, 20081021 Views

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Missanabie Cree First Nation Chief’s Report February 2008

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Whah Chay,

It is hard to believe that we are into March already. It seems like a short time ago that work started after the holidays.

A lot has happened since then. We have been busy on a number of areas ranging from mining to tourism, from hunting rights to forestry, from energy to land claim negotiations.

by NationTalk on February 14, 20081888 Views

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Trilateral Meetings with Self-Governing Yukon First Nations, Yukon and Canada Create a Buzz in Ottawa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2008

OTTAWA – On February 14, 1973, the first delegation of Yukon Chiefs delivered the document Together Today for our Children Tomorrow to the Prime Minister of Canada, starting the negotiations for a modern day treaty.

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The Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge

The Dominion Institute is challenging young Aboriginal Canadians across the country to write a short story about a defining moment in Aboriginal history. Students will have the opportunity to win great prizes and be profiled on TV.

Participants should read the Contest Rules before submitting a story and can access the Six Steps to Writing Historical Fiction to inspire the creative process. All stories will be reviewed by an expert panel of Aboriginal leaders and authors, who make up our Advisory Committee.

Deadline for the 2008 Writing Challenge is March 31, 2008.

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Athabasca oil sands story told at Mountain Culture and Environment Speakers’ Series

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February 13, 2008

High resolution images available

David Lavallée — Liquid Truth
Wednesday, February 20 · 7:30 p.m. · Max Bell Auditorium, The Banff Centre
Tickets: $10 at the door · Banff Centre Box Office: 1-800-413-8368 or 762-6301

In the summer of 2006, Canmore-based activist David Lavallée attended a climate change seminar that took him to the Athabasca glacier. Standing on the field of ice, he was told that the glacier could disappear within 20 years. “I felt the need to share this information with the world,” he says.

by NationTalk on February 14, 2008769 Views

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