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.
– a certificate and $10,000 for use in the advancement of health services research in a way designated by the winner.
Algonquin co-chief to stop her uranium protest to avoid jail
Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2008 | 12:15 PM ET
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Health workers ‘not alone’ helping aboriginal communities face sex issues
Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2008 | 11:49 AM ET
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
February 15 & 16 @ 8pm
Jane Mallett Theatre (27 Front Street E)
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.
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.
N.W.T. diamond mines not hiring northerners first: MLA
Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2008 | 9:41 AM CT
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.
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.
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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.
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.
First Nation communities downriver of Tar Sands bring their case to Ottawa
TORONTO, Feb. 14 –
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.