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National Aboriginal Hockey Championships Tryouts

Postponed, January 24, January 31

> Tryout Poster
> Team Staff Application Form

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The First Peoples’ Council is now inviting proposals for two new Aboriginal Arts Development Awards!

Updated: December 9, 2008 (Originally posted: September 29)

Applications and guidelines for the following grant programs are now available on our website:

> NEW! Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations (Deadline: January 15, 2009)
> NEW! Aboriginal Arts Administrator and Cultural Manager Internships (Deadline: January 15, 2009)

Click here for more information and to apply.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008680 Views

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Curious cash flow at SIGA casino – StarPhoenix

Curious cash flow at SIGA casino

Randy Burton, The StarPhoenix
Published: Thursday, December 11, 2008

When the Dakota Dunes casino opened to great fanfare last summer, the biggest challenge appeared to be handling the crowds.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/columnists/story.html?id=cf4afc4a-f582-441f-9ca5-17bab648037b

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008638 Views

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Native chiefs would rather blame Ottawa than change – National Post

Native chiefs would rather blame Ottawa than change
New Strahl plan has potential, if given the chance

John Ivison, National Post
Published: Thursday, December 11, 2008

OTTAWA -Jamie Wilson is the 40-year-old director of education for the Opaskwayak Educational Authority, near Le Pas in Manitoba. He has three university degrees, used to be a U. S. Army Ranger and is one of the new generation of can-do aboriginal leaders who recognize that not all the failures of Canada’s relationship with its First Nations can be laid at Ottawa’s door.

http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=f64f3f2e-5c34-40b6-8322-1790e07a8692

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008571 Views

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Allowing tax-free smokes on reserves is ‘lunacy’ – Sun Times

Allowing tax-free smokes on reserves is ‘lunacy’
The government should shut down off-reserve smoke shacks

Posted By CHRISTINA BLIZZARD

In his recent fall economic statement, Finance Minister Dwight Duncan told us, in grave terms, this province is facing a half-billion-dollar deficit.

http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1340785

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008564 Views

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Education not enough to fix Native disparities – The Straight

Education not enough to fix Native disparities

By Carlito Pablo

Anyone who has paid attention to the plight of Native people knows that their average educational levels are low compared to other social groups. The lack of schooling is often cited as one reason why many Natives are poor.

http://www.straight.com/article-175396/education-not-enough-fix-native-disparities

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008527 Views

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Prentice welcomes trophy-hunting decision – Globe and Mail

IN BRIEF
Prentice welcomes trophy-hunting decision

MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT
December 11, 2008

Environment Minister Jim Prentice has welcomed a decision by a European Union science panel to allow the continued import of polar bear hides and trophies from Canada, with the exception of animals taken from declining populations in northeastern Nunavut.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081211.NATS11-1/TPStory/Environment

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008522 Views

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Aboriginals Challenge Alta’s Oilsands Leasing System – CTV

Aboriginals Challenge Alta’s Oilsands Leasing System

Updated Thu. Dec. 11 2008 7:20 AM ET
The Canadian Press

EDMONTON — An aboriginal band has threatened the very basis of Alberta’s oilsands industry by filing a court challenge to the province’s system of granting land tenure.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081211/aboriginals_leasing_081211/20081211?hub=Canada

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008670 Views

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Poverty Reduction Commitment Needed from All BC Political Parties

Concrete plan more important than ever in economic
downturn: report December 11, 2008

(VANCOUVER) As the provincial election draws closer, a new report calls on BC’s political parties to commit to legislated targets and timelines to dramatically reduce poverty and homelessness. British Columbia has the highest poverty rate in Canada, and has had the highest child poverty rate for five years running, despite years of strong economic growth and record low unemployment.

by NationTalk on December 11, 20081129 Views

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New DVD Promotes the Use of Alternative Energy Technologies in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (December 11, 2008) – A DVD promoting the benefits of adopting alternative energy technologies for communities, businesses and residents was released by the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Michael Miltenberger today.

“The Alternative Energy Technologies Program is a great opportunity for communities, businesses and residents to save energy, reduce greenhouse gases, other air pollutants and save money,” said Minister Miltenberger. “This DVD captures the environmental and monetary benefits of these technologies and makes them easier to understand.”

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008714 Views

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Tyhee announces additional diamond drillhole results from Goodwin Lake and Clan Lake properties, Yellowknife Gold Belt, NWT, Canada

December 11, 2008
For immediate release
Release: Series 9
Release 16
TSX Venture: TDC

VANCOUVER, BC (December 11, 2008) – Tyhee Development Corp. (TSX-V: TDC) today announced the final results of gold assays from the second phase of diamond drilling at Goodwin Lake and Clan Lake, Yellowknife Gold Belt, NWT, Canada.

Highlighted intersections from the recent program:

Goodwin Lake:
• Drillhole GL022: 35.5 metres (m) of 1.83 grams per tonne (gpt) gold Including:
16.5m of 3.33 gpt gold; and
16.5 m of 1.40 gpt.
• Drillhole GL024 10.5 m of 8.38 gpt gold
• Drillhole GL028: 6.0 m of 2.04 gpt gold

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008633 Views

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Brazeau’s Electorate Embraces Accountability

Off-Reserve Aboriginal leader re-elected to second term

{November 15, 2008 – OTTAWA, ON} The champion of Canada’s off-reserve Aboriginal community will continue to lead the public call for measurable and sustainable improvement in their quality of life, for the next four years.

Patrick Brazeau, National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, was re-elected to a second term over the weekend at the organization’s annual general assembly in Ottawa.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008894 Views

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National Aboriginal Health Organization to sign a Collaborative Agreement with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network

MEDIA ADVISORY December 11, 2008 For Immediate Release OTTAWA, ON – The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) is holding an open house in celebration of its signing a collaborative agreement with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) December 12, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The two research-based organizations will sign the document in NAHO’s […]

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008869 Views

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Chiefs of Ontario Express Disapproval of Quebec Imprisonment of Barriere Lake Leader

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008 OTTAWA— Earlier this fall Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse, on behalf of First Nations in Ontario, communicated by letter to Premier Jean Charest and Prime Minister Stephen Harper that the use of force against peaceful civil protestors was contrary to the goal of reconciliation between First Nations peoples […]

by NationTalk on December 11, 20081181 Views

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Call For Donations – Minwaashin Lodge’s 15th Annual Children’s Winter Gathering

Minwaashin Lodge – Aboriginal Women’s Support Centre (non profit organization)has been providing support services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis families in the Ottawa region since 1993. On Saturday, December 20, 2008,12-4pm. We will be hosting our 15th Annual Children’s Winter Gathering. Our annual gathering provides First Nation, Inuit and Metis families, Elders and friends of Minwaashin Lodge with a traditional feast and give away.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008771 Views

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Baffinland Provides Update on Mary River Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO –(Dec. 5, 2008) – Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (“Baffinland” or the “Company”) (TSX:BIM) provides today a general update on the continuing advancement of its Mary River Project.

In January 2008, Baffinland retained CIBC World Markets Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. to act as the Company’s co-financial advisors to seek a strategic partner or partners, evaluate potential transactions, assist in the course of negotiations and render such other financial advisory and investment banking services as may from time-to-time be agreed upon by the financial advisors and the Company. Baffinland has long recognized the need for strategic partnering due to the scale of its Mary River Project, particularly with regard to the expected capital cost of the project.

by NationTalk on December 11, 20081049 Views

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Aboriginal Sport Circle announces Winnipeg as host of 2009 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, December 9, 2009

AKWESASNE MOHAWK TERRITORY – The Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) is pleased to announce that Winnipeg will host the 2009 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships from May 3 – 9, 2009.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008875 Views

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New Safe Communities Fund Aims to Help People at Risk and Reduce Crime

News Release
ALBERTA
Strong Communities
December 11, 2008

Applications now being accepted for the Safe Communities Innovation Fund

Edmonton… Applications are now being acceptedfor a new $60-million safe communities fund aimed at helping at-risk people and their families, or crime reduction programs that involve strategic partnerships to help make neighbourhoods and communities safer.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008699 Views

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Iacobucci Updates on Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The following is an update on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission from Justice Frank Iacobucci. The TRC was created as a result of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA). It is not a party to the IRSSA and as such is not involved in the current discussions regarding the TRC Chair selection process.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008763 Views

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National First Nations Leadership Call for Canada to Honour Education Commitments

WEST VANCOUVER, Dec. 10 – At the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs’ Assembly in Ottawa on December 9th and 10th, 2008, First Nations leaders from across Canada came together and challenged the federal government to meet its educational funding responsibilities to First Nations learners.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008848 Views

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Conservation Group Applauds Climate Change Report For Including Terrestrial Carbon

TORONTO, Dec. 10 – CPAWS Wildlands League congratulates Minister Gerretsen and the McGuinty government on their climate change report “Grow Green,” the first climate report to include protection of terrestrial carbon as a metric for success.

In July 2008, the government announced that Ontario will protect at least 225,000 square kilometres of the Far North Boreal region – an area one-and-a-half times the size of the Maritimes. This region is one of the last truly wild spaces on the planet and, by absorbing carbon, a globally significant carbon sink.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008714 Views

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Search for Alberta’s Top Artists

Nominations sought for Lieutenant Governor Distinguished Artist Awards

EDMONTON, Dec. 10 – Albertans are being invited to nominate their choices for next year’s Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards, which will be presented in June at a gala in Grande Prairie.

Up to three nominations will be selected to join the five award winners from 2005 and 2007. Clearly demonstrating the breadth and scope of Alberta’s arts talents, the previous winners were architect Douglas Cardinal and playwright John Murrell, the winners in 2005; and Edmonton author, Greg Hollingshead, Calgary ensemble of theatre artists – One Yellow Rabbit, and the husband and wife team of musicians at The Banff Centre, Tom and Isobel Rolston, who were honoured last year.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2008756 Views

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Harry Winston Diamond Corporation Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Results

TORONTO, Dec. 10 – Highlights (All figures are in United States dollars unless otherwise indicated)

The Company recorded consolidated net earnings of $71.9 million, or $1.17 per share, for the third quarter compared to a net loss of $7.4 million, or $0.13 per share, respectively, in the third quarter of the prior year. Consolidated net earnings for the third quarter included a $49.0 million net foreign exchange gain, or $0.80 per share, as a result of the weakening of the Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar, compared to a $40.6 million net foreign exchange loss, or $0.70 per share, in the comparable quarter of the prior year.

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Panel looks at ramifications of Arctic meltdown – Monterey Herald

Panel looks at ramifications of Arctic meltdown

By KEVIN HOWE
Herald Staff Writer
Posted: 12/10/2008

The melting Arctic ice cap threatens to unleash global geopolitical conflicts over resources, boundaries, self-government, rights of passage by sea and air, and naval and military presences, said speakers at the “On Thin Ice” conference in Monterey held Monday and Tuesday at the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay.

http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_11183942?nclick_check=1

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EU’s Arctic Intentions Worry Canadians – Embassy Mag

EU’s Arctic Intentions Worry Canadians

by Mark Iype

The European Commission’s ambassador to Canada does not understand why a report on the Arctic released last month has some politicians and experts worried that Europe is challenging Canada’s sovereignty in the polar region.

http://www.embassymag.ca/page/view/eu_arctiv_intentions-12-10-2008

by NationTalk on December 10, 2008674 Views

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Lawsuit Brewing Over Thelon Mineral Exploration – Slave River Journal

Lawsuit Brewing Over Thelon Mineral Exploration

By SHAWN BELL, SRJ Reporter
09.DEC.08

A lawsuit against the federal government to recover nearly $10 million spent on uranium exploration is being seriously considered in lieu of a decision by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) on uranium mining in the Upper Thelon region of the Northwest Territories…

http://www.srj.ca/default.asp?sourceid=&smenu=88&twindow=Default&mad=No&sdetail=3288&wpage=1&skeyword=&sidate=&ccat=&ccatm=&restate=&restatus=&reoption=&retype=&repmin=&repmax=&rebed=&rebath=&subname=&pform=&sc=1957&hn=srj&he=.ca

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Two federal ministers call for conservationists’s removal after Inuit remarks – Cape Breton Post

Two federal ministers call for conservationists’s removal after Inuit remarks

The Cape Breton Post

OTTAWA (CP) — Two federal cabinet ministers say a prominent environmentalist should be fired over remarks he made about Inuit hunters.
Fisheries Minister Gail Shea and Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq say Sea Shepherd Society president Paul Watson went too far when he criticized a recent cull of 560 narwhal in the Arctic.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=198991&sc=145

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Nunatsiavut donates $250,000 for cancer hostel – CBC

Nunatsiavut donates $250,000 for cancer hostel

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Labrador’s Inuit government has contributed $250,000 to a St. John’s hostel that will serve out-of-town cancer patients.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/12/10/inuit-cancer-hostel.html

by NationTalk on December 10, 2008649 Views

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Yukon MLA questions Silverfox death – CBC

Yukon MLA questions Silverfox death

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Yukoner Raymond Silverfox might still be alive if police had changed the way they deal with drunk people as recommended after other custody deaths, NDP MLA John Edzerza said Tuesday in the legislature.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/12/10/deaths-police.html

by NationTalk on December 10, 2008506 Views

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PART 4: Hero of the Native children – Winnipeg Sun

PART 4: Hero of the Native children

One of the darkest days in the life of Kenn Richard came when his pride and joy — Native Child and Family Services of Toronto — was linked back in August to the outrageously brutal death, and the alleged pre-mortem scalping, of 7-year-old Katelynn Sampson.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/News/Canada/redroad/2008/12/10/7695321.html

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The rise and fall of a Métis trickster – ExpressNews

The rise and fall of a Métis trickster

By Geoff McMaster, ExpressNews Staff

Edmonton-Johnny Grant was one of those legendary frontiersman who lived large and unapologetically, amassing his fortune on gut instinct, guile and charm.

http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/article.cfm?id=9823

by NationTalk on December 10, 2008557 Views

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Supreme Court rules Ontario aboriginal leader won’t have to return to jail – CP

Supreme Court rules Ontario aboriginal leader won’t have to return to jail

OTTAWA — An Ontario aboriginal leader who was imprisoned earlier this year for interfering with a mining site says a Supreme Court ruling that he won’t have to return to jail is an important victory for civil rights.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5gO5k3iYPzut3Ta1am4EeG9niGowQ

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Racism Ruled out in Slaying of Aboriginal by Police – Globe and Mail

IN BRIEF
Racism ruled out in slaying of aboriginal by police

The Canadian Press
December 10, 2008

Winnipeg — An inquest report says there is no evidence that racism was a factor in the shooting of a young aboriginal man in Winnipeg.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081210.NATSNAT10-1/TPStory/National

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Native Leaders Want $5b to Ease Reserve Poverty – Chronicle Herald

Native leaders want $5b to ease reserve poverty

Wed. Dec 10

OTTAWA (CP) — Any federal economic aid package should include at least $5 billion and a national plan to ease poverty — and growing anger — on native reserves, say chiefs from across Canada.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/1095214.html

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BU and MB Treaty Relations Commission sign MOU in Support of Education on Treaty-related Issues

Wed, Dec 10, 2008

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Louis P. Visentin and Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM) Treaty Commissioner Mr. Dennis White Bird met on December 10 in Brandon University’s Louis Riel Room to sign a memorandum of agreement that will see the two organizations cooperating in efforts to support the Commission’s mandate to improve the understanding of the Treaty Relationship and treaty-related issues for students and Manitobans in general through course, curriculum and faculty development and the pursuance of other opportunities that will allow the expertise of both organizations to benefit students.

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60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Canada Must Respect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DECEMBER 10, 2008

Vancouver (Coast Salish Territory) – On December 10, 2008 (United Nations HumanRights Day), the United Nations celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UN Declaration”) affirms that ‘Indigenous peoples have the right to the full enjoyment, as a collective or as individuals, of all human rights and fundamental freedoms as recognized in the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international human rights law’.

by NationTalk on December 10, 2008732 Views

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More Than $33.8 Million in OTF Grants to 491 Local and Province-Wide Community Groups

Funding Provides Positive Economic Impact and Builds Strong Communities

Toronto, December 3, 2008 – Today the Ontario Trillium Foundation announced that 491 local and Province-Wide not-for-profit and charitable organizations will receive funding totalling $33,805,700. The Hon. Aileen Carroll, Ontario Minister of Culture, said that many of OTF grants will build on the existing strengths of communities to develop their local economy and provide a better quality of life for their residents. The latest funding will increase opportunities for success in school, skills training and employment as well as foster sustainable community partnerships and social enterprise.

by NationTalk on December 10, 2008538 Views

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Manitoba’s $2.4-million Sexual Exploitation Strategy, Phase 2 Tracia’s Trust, Unveiled by Province

December 10, 2008
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Street Team, More Routes Out of Exploitation Prevention, Offender Accountability are Keys: Mackintosh

Joined by police, service agencies and Aboriginal organizations, the province is launching Phase 2 of a sexual exploitation strategy called Tracia’s Trust in honour of Tracia Owen, Family Services and Housing Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.

by NationTalk on December 10, 20081357 Views

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Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan – Annual Report 2007-2008

A Message from the Minister
of the Environment

Faced with the reality of world-wide climate change, governments today have a clear choice: do nothing; or embrace the transition to a low carbon, green future. Ontario has chosen to be a leader.

We are taking action.

by NationTalk on December 10, 20081294 Views

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Reporting On Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan: McGuinty Government Tables First Annual Report; Shows Province On Track To Meet Targets

News Release
For immediate release
December 10, 2008

NEWS

Ontario is on track to meet its aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets and adapt to climate change impacts.

The province’s first-ever report on its climate change action plan focuses on the starting points of the plan and documents the government’s actions over the past year.

by NationTalk on December 10, 2008805 Views

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Numbers in for Provincial Exam Results

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008EDUC0160-001865
Dec. 10, 2008

Ministry of Education

VICTORIA – The latest data on B.C. student achievement, including results from the 2007/08 provincial exams, show that performance results remain consistent with past years, Education Minister Shirley Bond said today.

“Across the province, our students continue to perform at a high level,” said Bond. “Educators are striving to help them develop the necessary knowledge and skills they need to move on to post-secondary education or the job market.”

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Canada’s Minister of the Environment Jim Prentice responds to European Union Scientific Review Group Decision on Polar Bear Imports

OTTAWA (Ontario) — December 10, 2008 — Canada’s Environment Minister, Jim Prentice today issued the following statement upon the release of the European Union Scientific Review Group’s decision on Polar Bear imports.

“I was pleased to learn that the European Union’s Scientific Review Group has indicated that it is satisfied with Canada’s management of its polar bear population. I am encouraged that the EU interim ruling released today allows for the continued import into the European Union of polar bear hides and trophies from Canada, with the exception of those from declining bear populations in Kane Basin and Baffin Bay in northeastern Nunavut.

by NationTalk on December 10, 2008821 Views

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Equal Pay Coalition Calls for End of Violation of UN pay Equity

Equal Pay Coalition calls on Premier McGuinty to end Ontario’s violation of United Nations Pay Equity standards or face UN complaint

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

Toronto, Ontario –(Dec. 10, 2008) – December 10th marks the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights – a time to reflect on the human rights violations which continue to exist and need urgent attention. The Equal Pay Coalition’s open letter calls on Premier Dalton McGuinty to fulfill his human rights duties by taking immediate, short term and long term steps towards closing Ontario`s 29% Gender Pay Gap or face a Coalition complaint to the United Nations for non-compliance with the UN`s pay equity standards. (See Text of Open Letter to the Premier at www.equalpaycoalition.org and video statement of Mary Cornish uploaded on Coalition website and on Youtube.)

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Canada’s opposition to the human rights of Indigenous People at UN Conference on Climate Change is shameful says AFN National Chief

OTTAWA, Dec. 10 – This International Day for Human Rights on December 10 marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

“The United Nations theme for this year’s anniversary is ‘Dignity and justice for all.’ The Universal Declaration of Human Rights represents an international commitment to dignity and justice for every person, for all peoples, everywhere. Human rights are not a luxury; they belong to everyone. Canada’s denial of the rights of Indigenous people offends the core values, principles and rights the UN Declaration of Human Rights represents,” said Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine.

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Inquest report clears Winnipeg police in Dumas shooting (Global TV)

Inquest report clears Winnipeg police in Dumas shooting

Winnipeg Free Press,
Published: Tuesday, December 09, 2008

WINNIPEG – An inquest report says there is no evidence that racism was a factor in the shooting of a young aboriginal man in Winnipeg.

http://www.globaltv.com/globaltv/winnipeg/story.html?id=1054211

by NationTalk on December 10, 2008726 Views

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CASS students get involved – Oxford Review

CASS students get involved

Posted By Bruce Urquhart, STAFF WRITER

The plight of the young students from the Attawapiskat Cree First Nation struck a chord with the members of College Avenue Secondary School’s social justice club.

http://woodstocksentinelreview.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1339119

by NationTalk on December 10, 2008586 Views

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First Nations Environmental Health Championed in Two New Initiatives

December 9, 2008

Dakelh Territory/Prince George, BC – Two new federally funded initiatives at the University of Northern British Columbia will increase knowledge of environmental health issues in First Nations communities across Canada, and aim to improve health outcomes for these communities.

by NationTalk on December 10, 2008796 Views

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Aboriginal BEST program best yet – Northern Sentinel

Aboriginal BEST program best yet

By Cameron Orr – Kitimat Northern Sentinel
Published: December 10, 2008

Once again this year Kitimat Valley Institute (KVI) offered fledging entrepreneurs a chance to hone their business smarts with Aboriginal BEST.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/northernsentinel/community/35772659.html

by NationTalk on December 10, 2008672 Views

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Ont. blames Ottawa for failure to collect taxes – CTV.ca

Ont. blames Ottawa for failure to collect taxes

Updated Wed. Dec. 10 2008
The Canadian Press

TORONTO — The federal government should take most of the blame for Ontario’s failure to collect $500 million in tobacco taxes each year because a large part of the problem is centred on aboriginal reserves that are Ottawa’s responsibility, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081210/tobacco_taxes_081210/20081210?hub=Canada

by NationTalk on December 10, 2008672 Views

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Time for native groups to apologize on Dumas shooting – Canoe.ca

Time for native groups to apologize on Dumas shooting

The coroner’s inquest into the shooting death of Matthew Dumas is in.

As expected, provincial court Judge Mary Curtis found no wrongdoing on the part of Const. Dennis Gburek who shot Dumas in self-defence, after the young native male lunged at him with a screwdriver.

http://blog.canoe.ca/raisinghell/2008/12/09/time_for_native_groups_to_apologize_on_d

by NationTalk on December 10, 2008573 Views

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