Prime Minister Stephen Harper today reiterated that protecting the Canadian economy is his top priority, and detailed further action being taken by the Government in response to the global financial crisis.
“The No. 1 job of the Prime Minister of Canada is to protect this country’s economy, our earnings, our savings, and our jobs, during a time of global economic uncertainty,” Harper said. “The mandate we received allows us to continue moving forward.”
TORONTO, October 15, 2008 — York University will confer honorary doctorates on three distinguished individuals during its Fall 2008 convocation ceremonies, which run from Oct. 17-19.
The recipients are: H. Anthony Arrell, Canadian business leader and philanthropist; David Broadfoot, humourist, writer, performer, producer and director; and Justice Harry S. LaForme, Ontario Court of Appeal judge and Aboriginal rights expert.
Queen’s University rate for the David Suzuki fundraising event in support of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation Uranium Defence fund in Ottawa THIS FRIDAY Oct 17 has dropped to $15, and that we are providing a FREE BUS from Kingston to the event and back. (by donation)
On October 3, Kwantlen Polytechnic University celebrated its status as a new university at an inauguration ceremony where the founding Chancellor, Arvinder Singh Bubber, and founding President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. David W. Atkinson, were officially robed and installed. It is notable that Mr. Bubber is the first university chancellor of South Asian descent to assume office in Canada. Members of the Kwantlen community and dignitaries participated in this historic inauguration as Kwantlen marked the most significant milestone of its 27 year history.
Canada’s largest student-run business pitching competition is coming to the University of Guelph.
Aspiring student entrepreneurs will battle for cash prizes at the 2009 central regional Enterprize Canada Business Plan Competition scheduled to be held on campus in the new year. U of G students interested in competing must register before Nov. 16.
Canada’s colleges are integrally aligned with the needs of employers. Through Program Advisory Committees to solicit business and industry input continuously into curriculum development, colleges are on the leading edge of skills identification, economic trends and market shifts. Colleges encourage business formation and sustainability by growing the local talent pool, by re-skilling displaced workers, by offering customized workplace training and by providing applied research and development support. Investment by governments in college education provides a solid 15.9 percent annual return through higher tax revenues. College students recover 15.1 percent of their investment annually for life.
MEDIA ADVISORY www.aptn.ca October 16, 2008 The paranormal meets the police beat as the hit TV series Rabbit Fall launches its second season on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) and SPACE.The show stars Gemini-nominated actor, singer, songwriter and playwright Andrea Menard as Métis cop Tara Wheaton who works in the remote northern Canadian town of […]
Message from Leanne M. Bellegarde, Director, Aboriginal Initiatives
Welcome of the Edwards School of Business – Aboriginal Initiatives! The Edwards School of Business is the leader in business schools providing dedicated support and services for Aboriginal business students. Our Bachelor of Commerce four year degree program provides course content that reflects the contribution of Aboriginal peoples in economic and community development. We support the success of our students through dedicated services like the RAWLCO Resource Room – a student centre for studying, research resources, computers, telephone, and lounge area as well as bursary and tutor assistance. The Aboriginal Business Students Society engages students and the business community to build bridges to improve the economic contributions of Aboriginal people and provides social opportunities to gather with your peers.
The 2009 edition of First Nations Perspectives: The Journal of the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is intended to create an interdisciplinary dialogue about First Nations education in the Province of Manitoba and western Canada. The editor invites scholarly essays and research papers from university students, teachers, researchers, scholars, and those affiliated with the field of First Nations education including those involved in public and band-controlled schools, post-secondary education, and community educational contexts. Theoretical essays, discussion papers and research articles dealing with historical, philosophical, curricular, and administrative issues will be considered. In order to create a broad dialogue, manuscripts from other fields that are relevant to First Nations education will also be considered. The 2009 edition of the journal will be published in the month of May in print and online.
September 1, 2007 – November 12, 2008
NOTE: Submission to the Aboriginal Album of the Year can now crossover into another genre category. i.e. You may submit to Aboriginal and Blues categories as long as you meet the genre category criteria.
Yes there really will be electricity in the air this fall. We will discover how to build a windmill, actually a mini windmill that is capable not only of lighting a small bulb but also of charging batteries.
Pursuant to section 131 of the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act notice is hereby given that the First Nations Financial Management Board Annual Meeting will be held on October 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm (MST), at the Tsuu T’ina Nation Council Chambers , located 9911 Chiila Boulevard, Calgary, Alberta. Copies of the FNFMB Annual Report can be obtained at the meeting or by downloading HERE.
The Specific Claims Tribunal Act received Royal Assent in June 2008 and came into effect on October 16, 2008. The legislation creates an independent tribunal with the power to make binding decisions on the validity of and compensation for specific claims. The Tribunal is a key part of a new approach to improve and speed up the resolution of specific claims across the country.
Film, Video, Music, Performance, New Media, Radio and Installations!
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 15-19, 2008
Presenting Sponsor CTVglobemedia
TICKETS NOW ON SALE:
55 Bloor Street West
Sept. 29 – Oct. 19
Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
Online: www.imaginenative.org click: Buy Tickets
Tickets also on sale at theatre venues, check website for details.
GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 15 – Appearing before the Preparatory Committee for the Durban Review Conference (Durban II), Independent Jewish Voices’ Coordinator Diana Ralph expressed her group’s strong support for the Durban process.
I am pleased to introduce IRON EAGLE Fitness Centres. A professional and affordable fitness, nutritional and wellness Centre, designed for First Nation’s and North American Indian band members in Canada and the USA.
My HOPE and Vision is to help our people in the struggle for daily living.
My MISSION is to Challenge Community Leaders to take Action! “No more talk!” Just Do It…as Nike says.
RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Oct. 16, 2008) – Skyline Gold Corp. (“Skyline”) (TSX VENTURE:SK), a company engaged in the exploration and development of its Bronson Slope mining development property in north western British Columbia’s ‘Golden Triangle’, is pleased to announce that Barrick Gold Corp. has assigned to Skyline, and Skyline has accepted with appreciation, Barrick Gold’s licence of occupation from the Province of British Columbia for the Snip / Bronson Creek airstrip.
October 16, 2008 – Vancouver, British Columbia – NovaGold Resources Inc. (AMEX, TSX: NG) today announced its financial and operating results for its third quarter ended August 31, 2008, along with an update on the Company’s project development activities. Details of the Company’s financial results are described in the unaudited consolidated financial statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis which, together with further details on each of the Company’s projects including resource estimates, will be available on the Company’s website at www.novagold.net and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.
CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Oct. 16, 2008) – Texalta Petroleum Ltd. (“Texalta”) (TSX VENTURE:TEX.A) is pleased to announce that the drilling rig for its horizontal development well at Wordsworth, Saskatchewan has moved on site after a delay due to weather conditions in the area. Drilling time is expected to be approximately 12 days to total depth.
PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Oct. 15, 2008) – Hard Creek Nickel Corporation (TSX:HNC) –
Cat Lee, Chief of the Dease River Band Council, Walter Carlick, Deputy Chief of Daylu Dena Council, Donny VanSomer, Chief of the Kwadacha First Nation, Dave Porter, Chairman of the Kaska Dena Council and Mark Jarvis, President of Hard Creek Nickel Corporation (TSX:HNC) are pleased to announce the signing of their “Cornerstone Agreement”. The Agreement is designed to be the foundation of a respectful, cooperative and progressive relationship to facilitate the development of Hard Creek’s Turnagain Project. An integral aspect of this Agreement is that it is based on mutual rights recognition.
A Project to Develop Alternative Methodologies for
Assessing Challengers Seeking Trade Qualification
The Multiple Assessment Pathways (MAP) project is a three-phase research and development initiative of the Industry Training Authority to identify best practices in Assessment and supporting standards frameworks to Inform the design and piloting of alternative methodologies for assessing challengers seeking certification in a trade.
ReRelease: Vancouver B.C., October 15, 2008 – Aboriginal leaders from across the nation are seeking to improve the lives of their members by participating in the historic Aboriginal trade mission to China taking place November 2-14, 2008. The new reality of indigenous leadership is seeking to make a difference through economic development and business. The fact that this is taking place during global financial meltdown where project monies will be hard to come by underlines the importance of dealing with China, whose current enormous cash reserves are well-known
YELLOWKNIFE (October 15, 2008) – Northwest Territories Premier Floyd Roland offered his congratulations to Prime Minister-elect Stephen Harper today.
Premier Roland said “The North has received more attention under the Conservative government than at any other time in recent memory. I look forward to continuing this positive relationship with Mr. Harper and his government, to concluding the good work we have achieved already on such issues as devolution and the Mackenzie gas project and to making significant progress on infrastructure projects like the Mackenzie Highway and the development of our clean energy potential.”
A growing economy and a city that will continue to need trained employees are two key reasons the City of Prince Albert today took a step toward a brighter future by signing on as the newest Aboriginal Employment Development (AED) partner.
Lung Association congratulates Conservatives on re-election and commitment to lung health, looks forward to working with all parties on advancing respiratory health agenda in Canada
(Ottawa) – The Lung Association today congratulated the Prime Minister and the Conservative Party on their re-election to government. The Association also took the opportunity to extend congratulatory wishes to all federal party leaders and candidates who were elected or re-elected. As well, the Association expressed its desire to work with all Parliamentarians to advance the respiratory health agenda in Canada.
Aboriginal actors audition for Hollywood westerns in a performance piece by Terrance Houle that is one of several strikes against stereotypes in this year’s festival of native features, docs, new media and radio works. Highlights include a spotlight on Latin America curated by an expert from the Smithsonian Institute. Derek Miller, Kinnie Starr and Ghostkeeper perform at a music night (Oct. 18, Hard Rock Café, 279 Yonge St.). Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave., and various other venues.—Brent Ledger
KUUJJUAQ, QC, Oct. 15 – Telesat, Canada’s satellite service provider, and the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) signed an agreement today that enables a growing number of Native communities across northern Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba to have access to a full range of IP broadband services. The KRG signed the agreement on behalf of the Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network (NICSN) which was established in 2005 by the KRG, Keewaytinook Okimakanak’s K-Net and the Keewatin Tribal Council.
ROME, Italy, Oct. 15 – Survivors of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, youth and support workers were welcomed by the Vatican and attended a mass with Pope Benedict XVI in Rome yesterday. The visit was a result of a request made by First Nations Catholics in Nova Scotia.
Brett Resources Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange – BBR) is pleased to announce that an initial inferred resource estimate has been completed for its 100%-owned Hammond Reef gold deposit, located 22 km north of Atikokan, Ontario, Canada. Scott Wilson Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. of Vancouver BC Canada, independent resource consultant for Brett, has audited the following resource estimate and confirms that it is National Instrument 43-101 compliant.
For Immediate Release
Oct. 15, 2008
Ministry of Forests and Range
VERNON – The Province is investing $12.5 million in research through the Forest Investment Account Forest Science Program to improve timber growth practices, respond to the impacts of climate change, and maximize the benefits from British Columbia’s forest resources, Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell announced today.
North Bay Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 16-year-old male from Sudbury that is missing in North Bay. Justin Lazarus suffers from functional disability and may react at a younger age than he appears.
In this update I want to address the lead administrative position that has been vacant within our First Nation for almost 18 months. It began in May of 2007 when our Director of Finance and Administration left due to illness. Believing it to be a short term illness, the existing staff were assigned the additional duties of the absent Director. Within months and afer realizing the absence of the Director was going to be long term we requested the assistance of the Ogemawahj Tribal Council to act in a co-management role specifically for financial management and control. During that 18 month period of time some fundamental changes were implemented to try to cut the workload of the remaining staff and improve our procedures.
Welcome to the September/ October 2008 Community Contact newsletter.
The theme for this issue of Community Contact is public works. Fall is the time for all communities to be involved in making sure their buildings and equipment are ready for the cooler weather that is sure to come. In this issue, we look at the roles and responsibilities of the public works employee and the importance of community infrastructure audits. Following the recommendations outlined in these audits helps communities maintain their buildings and provide for the safety of employees and residents. The public works employee plays a vital role in maintaining and providing council with information on the state of community infrastructure and equipment.
Due to unprecedented demand the nomination deadline for Music and Film in Motion’s (MFM) sixth annual Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards and Conference (NOMFAC) has been extended. Nominees now have until October 24th at 5 p.m. to enter their submissions for this year’s program.
THUNDER BAY, ON Wednesday October 15, 2008: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy is disappointed that First Nations issues were not a major focus of the 2008 federal election, but is prepared to work with the newly-elected Conservative government to resolve critical issues facing the people of Nishnawbe Aski and First Nations across the country.
Fifty-six vying for 12 council seats in Nov. 21 election
Seven Tobique First Nation residents were nominated to run for chief in a band meeting held on Friday, Oct. 10 at the Tobique First Nation bingo hall and entertainment complex. The election will be held on Nov. 21.
Listuguj – On Oct. 3, the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat hosted a Mi’gmaq History Month Mawiomi (Gathering) for the Grades 5 and 6 students from the Listuguj Alaqsite’w Gitpu School, Gesgapegiag Wejgwapniaq School, Gaspe Elementary School and the New Carlisle School.