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NAN applauds funding to connect Pikangikum First Nation to electrical grid

THUNDER BAY, ON (August 17, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, applauds federal funding announced today for Wataynikaneyap Power (Watay) to build a grid line that will connect Pikangikum First Nation to the provincial electricity grid: “This is a tremendous achievement and I congratulate Chief Dean […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201789 Views

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Premier Ball and Parliamentary Assistant Edmunds Congratulate New Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief of Innu Nation

August 17, 2017 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Randy Edmunds, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier and Parliamentary Secretary for Indigenous Affairs, extended congratulations to Gregory Rich for being elected the new Grand Chief of Innu Nation in Labrador, and Etienne Riche for being elected Deputy Grand Chief. Grand Chief Rich, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017128 Views

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Working together with Indigenous Peoples to enhance equity and access in precision health – Genome BC

August 14, 2017 Vancouver, BC — Technology advancements and decreasing costs have made DNA sequencing more accessible than ever before. The use of genomic testing to deliver more precise diagnosis and effective treatments in what is being called precision health care could be accessible to everyone as it is taken up into clinical practice. However, at […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017121 Views

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Premier Announces Changes to Deputy Ministers

August 17, 2017 Premier Brian Pallister today announced the appointment of deputy ministers to support the recent changes in the provincial government. “I’m confident these senior managers will provide the expertise and effort we need to meet our outcomes,” said the premier.  “Their contributions are integral to our work and I am joined by my […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017100 Views

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Media Advisory – Invitation to a Press Conference – A Spectacular Parade to Top Off Canada Pride Montréal 2017 Celebrations

A HOST OF LGBTTIQA2S COMMUNITIES’ ALLIES AND SUPPORTERS TO TAKE PART STARTING AT NOON ON SUNDAY AUGUST 20 MONTRÉAL, Aug. 20, 2017 – Following a route symbolically linking the former West end “village” to the present day gay village, a contingent of Indigenous Peoples will open the parade while several public personalities from all three levels of government […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017102 Views

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Manitoba premier shuffles cabinet: Indigenous Affairs now stand alone department – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2017 WINNIPEG _ Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister made a minor cabinet shuffle Thursday in which Indigenous and Northern Relations became a stand-alone department. The change added one minister but the shuffle still left women heading departments in the minority. Indigenous Relations was previously lumped in with Municipal Affairs. Gimli MLA Jeff […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201794 Views

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Insults and put downs: Outburst prone former St. John’s mayor wants job back – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2017 By Sue Bailey THE CANADIAN PRESS ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ Former St. John’s mayor Andy Wells says he’s milder now than that time he called his archrival “a stupid old woman.” Former deputy mayor Shannie Duff also once accused him of saying he couldn’t wait to “piss” on her grave […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201764 Views

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CWP: International Spotlight on Canada at UN Review on Racial Discrimination

08-14-17 Canada is under review this week for some of the most egregious violations of human rights: the discriminatory treatment of racialized persons and the continuing systemic barriers that prevent equality in the country. While we are often considered a global leader on human rights, our record on racial discrimination illustrates a very different picture. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201774 Views

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Budget Date Sept. 26 – Government of NS

August 17, 2017 Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey will deliver the 2017-2018 provincial budget on Tuesday, Sept. 26. -30- Media Contact: Marla MacInnis 902-424-2917 Email: marla.macinnis@novascotia.ca NT4

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201762 Views

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Chilliwack harvester fined for Fisheries Act violations during the 2016 traditional dry rack fishery

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia – On July 13, 2017, Robert Sanford pleaded guilty in Chilliwack Provincial Court to violating the Fisheries Act by removing unprocessed fish from a dry rack site. This happened during a First Nations traditional Sockeye salmon dry rack fishery on the Fraser River at Union Bar, near Hope on July 27, 2016. Judge Robert Gunnell […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201745 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada clarifies when regulatory bodies may be relied on to fulfill the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples – Dentons.com

August 15, 2017 As the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) explained in Haida1 and Carrier Sekani2, it is open to legislatures to empower regulatory bodies to play a role in fulfilling the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples. Carrier Sekani further clarified that, whether the Crown may rely, in whole or in part, on a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017203 Views

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Public Health Researcher Visits HSNRI

SUDBURY, ON – Dr. John McLaughlin, a leader in Canadian population health and cancer research, is in Sudbury today to learn more about Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI). Dr. McLaughlin, the Chief Science Officer and Senior Scientist of Public Health Ontario, toured the new HSNRI Walford facility and met with leading scientists. During his visit, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201772 Views

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1 dead, 4 injured in Manitoba crash police say was caused by drunk driving – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2017  ELPHINSTONE, Man. _ One woman has been killed and four others injured in a crash in southern Manitoba that police allege was caused by drunk driving. Two cars crashed on Wednesday afternoon on Highway 45 about five kilometres east of Elphinstone. Police say a car going south on Road 122 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201782 Views

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Dental therapist molested kids in at least two Nunavut communities, lawyer alleges – NunatsiaqOnline

The late Daniel Nahogaloak worked in Igloolik, Taloyoak, Cambridge Bay August 17, 2017 A dental therapist who died in 2016 may have sexually abused young children in several Nunavut communities in the 1980s, leaving his victims so traumatized that afterwards they were too terrified to seek dental care, alleges Alan Regel, an Edmonton-based lawyer and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201748 Views

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Bullfrog Power joins Skidegate Band Council to launch Haida Heritage Centre solar project

August 17, 2017 Skidegate, BC—On Saturday, August 19, Skidegate Band Council on Haida Gwaii will be celebrating the launch of the Haida Heritage Centre solar project in Skidegate, B.C. Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, contributed funding to the project through its community renewable projects program. The launch celebration, coinciding with the Haida Heritage […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017210 Views

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Media Advisory: 75th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid (August 19, 2017) Montréal (Québec)

Montréal, Quebec – Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal will join Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces personnel, Royal Canadian Mounted Police members, Indigenous representatives, youth and other special guests at the Dieppe Park (formerly known as the « parc de la Cité-du-Havre »), […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017186 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment in the province of Ontario

August 17, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017206 Views

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Government of Yukon wants your input on carbon price rebate

The Government of Yukon is seeking public input on how it can best develop a rebate that will return revenues from the federal carbon price to Yukoners and local businesses. Yukoners are invited to complete a survey between August 16 and September 13, which will inform the development of the carbon pricing revenue rebate. In […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017180 Views

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Jumpstart in skilled trades – Northern Ontario Business

Ground breaks on $2M Anishinabek skills training centre Students on Manitoulin Island and along Lake Huron’s North Shore looking to learn a skilled trade will be able to kickstart their studies right at home, starting next fall, at the Anishinabek Skills, Innovation and Research Centre. When complete, the $2-million, 9,000-square-foot facility will offer students introductory […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017323 Views

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PPSC Annual Report Tabled in Parliament

OTTAWA – August 16, 2017 – The Director of Public Prosecutions, Kathleen Roussel, today announced the tabling in Parliament of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada Annual Report 2016-2017. The report covers the period from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017. The 2016-2017 year was a significant milestone for the PPSC, as it celebrated its 10th anniversary in December 2016, marking a decade of prosecutorial excellence. In 2016-2017, the PPSC worked on […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017113 Views

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Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal in Manitoba residential school case – Advocate Daily

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal in a case about whether a Manitoba institution should be considered a residential school. Two lower courts said the institution in Teulon does not qualify under the terms of what’s known as the Indian residential schools settlement, meaning its students are not entitled […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017125 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment in the province of Saskatchewan

August 17, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017125 Views

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First Session of the Sixty-Third General Assembly to Resume Sept. 21 – Government of NS

August 17, 2017 The first session of the 63rd general assembly will resume at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, when the lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia will read the speech from the throne. -30- Media Contact: Neil Ferguson Clerk of the House of Assembly 902-424-5978 Email: Neil.Ferguson@novascotia.ca NT4

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017111 Views

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Camp aims to recruit Indigenous youth to jobs in health care – CBC

It’s the second time the week-long session was offered Aug 17, 2017 Indigenous youth from all over the province are in Corner Brook to learn about careers in the medical field and how to get the education they need to work in those jobs. Program director Dr. Carolyn Sturge Sparkes said the week-long Healers of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017111 Views

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TECHNICAL BULLETIN – First Nations National Housing and Infrastructure Strategy

TECHNICAL BULLETIN – First Nations National Housing and Infrastructure Strategy “All First Nation members living on or away from their community have a right to shelter and they must be provided with an opportunity to access safe, secure, adequate and affordable housing.” (AFN: National First Nations Housing Strategy) This Bulletin is an update from the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017340 Views

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Pikangikum First Nation to be connected to Ontario power grid by next fall – The Chronicle Herald

August 17, 2017 THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The federal government has announced funding to connect the Pikangikum First Nation in northwestern Ontario to the province’s power grid. The remote community near the Ontario-Manitoba border currently relies on diesel generators for electricity. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, says the government will spend up […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017102 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Bennett to Announce Investments in Water Infrastructure for First Nations of Treaty 3

Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be making important announcements on investments in water infrastructure to benefit First Nations of Treaty 3. A brief media availability will take place following the announcement. Date: Friday, August 18, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. (CDT) Where: 724 Bald […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017212 Views

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Appointment of a new KRG representative at the Council of Commissioners

Kuujjuaq, Qc. (August 16, 2017) – Elena Berthe joined the Kativik Council of Commissioners and Executive Committee as the appointed KRG representative. Elena is replacing Mary Pilurtuut who resigned in March 2017.  She took her oath of office during the Council of Commissioners meeting, held in Montreal from June 19-23. The members of the Kativik School […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017166 Views

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Two New Temporary Artworks Added to the City’s Placemaker Program – City of Saskatoon

August 15, 2017 The City is pleased to announce two new temporary artworks as part of the 2017 Placemaker Program. We are the River, by Susan Shantz and Barbara Reimer of Saskatoon, is an art project that aims to highlight the vital connection between Saskatoon residents and the South Saskatchewan River.  Photos of people holding […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017119 Views

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Thunder Bay wants water safety help from province after 7 youth found dead – Sudbury.com

Issue raised by delegation from Northern Ontario city at Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference THUNDER BAY – City leadership is calling on the province to help improve safety around Thunder Bay waterways where seven Indigenous youth have been found dead in the past 17 years. Implementing safety initiatives around city waterways was one of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017134 Views

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UCN’s Director of Student Life Attends National Leadership Conference

August 14, 2017 Earlier this summer Canada’s Governor General, David Johnston, and the National Executive Committee conducted a nationwide conference on leadership that consisted on 250 Canadians from coast to coast to coast. One of those was Mrs. Jaqueline Fitzpatrick from Thompson, MB. A registered Social Worker who graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017135 Views

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Anonymous donor helps Iqaluit elders fly to Kuujjuaraapik – NunatsiaqOnline

Iqaluit seniors almost missed out on annual eastern Arctic elders event August 17, 2017 Thanks to a donation from an anonymous benefactor and last-minute funding from the Government of Nunavut, some Iqaluit elders will get to attend a get-together in Kuujjuaraapik Aug. 20 to Aug. 26. At a meeting of Iqaluit City Council’s recreation committee […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017128 Views

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NCC: Pathway Bridge over Leamy Creek renamed “Mâwandòseg”

August 15, 2017 The new bridge on the Voyageurs Pathway over Leamy Creek, in Gatineau, was officially inaugurated today and renamed Mâwandòseg Bridge. The Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer, Greg Fergus, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Member of Parliament for Gatineau Steven MacKinnon, along […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017140 Views

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Betty Ann Adam: It’s too late for Wall to apologize to Sixties Scoop survivors – StarPhoenix

It’s too late for a meaningful Sixties Scoop apology from Premier Brad Wall. He’ll be in office for a few more months, but that isn’t time enough to stop or undo the harm his own policies have inflicted on Indigenous people who still suffer the effects of that culturally genocidal practice. What is the value […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017106 Views

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NxGold Provides Update on the Kuulu and Chicobi Projects

Vancouver, B.C. August 17, 2017 – NXGOLD LTD. (“NxGold” or the “Company”), (NXN:TSXV) advises that it has yet to receive the required renewel to the existing Land Use Licences KVL311B01 and KVRW12E01 in respect of its Kuulu Project, Nunavut and as a result will not be able to undertake its previously announced proposed drilling program […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017100 Views

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Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja discusses his new track & what it feels like to be “Outnumbered” – HipHopcanada.com

North Bay, ON – Earlier this summer Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja released a brand new nine-track mixtape entitled C.H.I.E.F, which features Alja’s latest single “Outnumbered”. “Outnumbered” was written after a particularly tough period of time where Alja was looking for work. And people on his reservation were looking for work. But for some reason, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017228 Views

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Protest fears keep Labrador Affairs office closed for 2 months – CBC

Workers at the Happy Valley-Goose Bay office have been moved to other buildings Aug 17, 2017 More than a month after Muskrat Falls protesters ended their blockade of the Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs building in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, CBC has learned staff have still not returned to their offices. A few protest signs remain taped […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017116 Views

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Rare audio of indigenous languages saved by invention 100 years later – Video – The Loop

Optical scan technology is helping researchers at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, preserve audio of 78 indigenous California languages, most of which were recorded more than a century ago. The recordings are on approximately 2,700 wax… Read More: http://video.theloop.ca/entertainment/celebrity/watch/rare-audio-of-indigenous-languages-saved-by-invention-100-years-later/5543743077001#.WZW7g-mQzIV

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017112 Views

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Helping Indigenous people find career success – Norquest College

August 15, 2017 More Indigenous people will find work in construction-related careers thanks to additional support for job-training and employment services. The Alberta government is investing $1.9 million more over two years through a federal-provincial grant to support Alberta Indigenous Construction Career Centres (AICCC) at NorQuest College and Bow Valley College. The centres connect unemployed […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017123 Views

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Introducing Baffinland and QIA’s 2017 Scholarships

August 17, 2017 Education and training is an important part of Baffinland’s commitments to the North Baffin communities. We support and encourage the pursuit of post-secondary education and recognize the importance of learning and development as a pillar to the ongoing development of the North Baffin communities and all of Nunavut.In association with the Qikiqtani […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017174 Views

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ATAC Resources Ltd. Intersects 67.06 m of 3.35 g/t Gold at the Conrad Zone, Osiris Project – Yukon

August 17, 2017 – Vancouver, BC – ATAC Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:ATC) (“ATAC”) is pleased to announce results of the first four diamond drill holes from the Conrad Zone within the Osiris Project at the Rackla Gold Property, Yukon. All four holes were designed to test new areas of mineralization and crosscutting faults believed to be […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017120 Views

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EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Confirms Debenture Extension

Welland, August 17, 2017. EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp. (“EHT” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: EHT) is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with a majority of its holders of Series 2.1 Debentures. In July of 2015 the Company issued, via multiple tranches, its Series 2.1 Debentures representing total principal amount of $13,062,000. These debentures […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017118 Views

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Constantine Drills More High-Grade at Nunatak AG Zone Discovery, Palmer Project, Alaska

August 17, 2017 Vancouver, BC – Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. (TSX Venture – CEM) (“Constantine” or the “Company”) is pleased to report assay results for three additional drill holes from the Nunatak AG Zone, a new VMS discovery located 3 km from the known mineral resource at the Palmer Project, Alaska (8.1 million tonnes inferred […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017113 Views

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Williams Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

August 17, 2017 TULSA, Okla.–Williams’ (NYSE: WMB) board of directors has approved a regular dividend of $0.30 per share, or $1.20 annualized, on the company’s common stock, payable on Sept. 25, 2017 to holders of record at the close of business on Sept. 8, 2017. The third-quarter 2017 dividend is unchanged from the second quarter. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017112 Views

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Jobs, supply chain, growth: Why autos are such an important part of NAFTA – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2017 By Mary Gazze THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The future of more than a million direct and spinoff jobs related to the auto industry are a critical part of what’s at stake at the NAFTA renegotiation table in Washington after the U.S. chief negotiator targeted the sector on the first […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017118 Views

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The Government of Canada invests in bringing clean, safe and reliable electricity to Pikangikum First Nation in northwestern Ontario

August 17, 2017     Thunder Bay, ON         Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Connecting Pikangikum First Nation to Ontario’s power grid will provide clean energy while making an important contribution to the health and safety of community members and boosting the First Nation’s economic development opportunities. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017191 Views

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Minister McKenna opens new arctic research facility

August 16, 2017 – Pond Inlet, Nunavut – Environment and Climate Change Canada Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced the opening of a new research facility in Pond Inlet, located on Northern Baffin Island, in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut. This area is recognized internationally as one of the most important […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017139 Views

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The Daily Thursday, August 17, 2017

An increasingly diverse linguistic profile: Corrected data from the 2016 Census In 2016, almost 7.6 million Canadians reported speaking a language other than English or French at home, an increase of close to 1 million (+14.5%) people over 2011. However, English and French are still the languages of convergence and integration into Canadian society: 93.4% […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201797 Views

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Ismo Heikkila, National Director, T.E. Wealth – Aboriginal Services

NationTalk Scene @ the recent Assembly of First Nations, Annual General Meeting speaks with Ismo Heikkila of T.E. Wealth who discusses supports for Indigenous communities by working with community trustees and leadership to provide the necessary advice, methodology and support in an unbiased and objective manner, with the ultimate goal of developing the most efficient […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017296 Views

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Indigenous Groups Win One, Lose One in the Canadian Supreme Court

Credits: TheRealNews Published on Jul 28, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada rendered two important decisions relating to indigenous rights and natural resource exploitation. TRNN hosts a discussion with former Clyde River Mayor Jerry Natanine and Eugene Kung, staff counsel at West Coast Environmental Law”

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017343 Views

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