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Homelessness in Canada: Past, Present, Future

In Homelessness in Canada: Past, Present, Future, David Hulchanski looks at the evolution of the set of social problems we now call homelessness and the efforts of governments and communities to address them. A key reason for the lack of progress is that needed social housing, income support and support services, the three reasons why some Canadians become homeless, have not been a high priority for governments at any level. Had the late 1960s and early 1970s commitment to adequate housing, income and support services for all Canadians been sustained and improved, as we did in the case of health care, advances in addressing the challenge of homelessness would have been realized. Instead support has been withdrawn to save money or decrease the role of government.

by NationTalk on March 21, 20092366 Views

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Metabolic Syndrome and its Components as predictors of incident Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in an Aboriginal Community

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Background: Risk factors for type 2 diabetes remain poorly characterized among Aboriginal Canadians. We aimed to determine the incidence of type 2 diabetes in an Aboriginal community and to evaluate prospective associations with metabolic syndrome and its components.

by NationTalk on March 21, 20091178 Views

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Expert Alert – ‘Dive In’ to Clean Water

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) experts speak out for World Water Day (March 22)

ATTENTION: Assignment editors, health, research and science reporters

For immediate release- 2009-06

OTTAWA (March 16, 2009) – One billion people worldwide currently lack access to safe drinking water. Clean water and adequate sanitation are essential in the prevention of malnutrition, diarrhoea, intestinal infections, and malaria. In Canada, ensuring drinking water is safe helps to promote the health of Canadians, aids in avoiding contamination, and protects against disease. As we saw in Walkerton in 2000, water contamination can quickly turn tragic when proper precautions are not taken.

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009988 Views

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Speaking Notes for John Duncan Parliamentary Secretary at the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia Awards Gala

Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia Awards Gala (Investment in Tourism)
Speaking Notes for John Duncan Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians

Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia Awards Gala (Investment in Tourism)

Richmond, British Columbia
March 19, 2009

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Good evening, Elders, Chiefs, award nominees, honoured guests, ladies and gentlemen.

by NationTalk on March 21, 20091154 Views

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Speaking notes for the Honourable Chuck Strahl to update on Progress on Drinking Water in First Nations Communities

Progress on Drinking Water in First Nations Communities
Speaking Notes for The Honourable Chuck Strahl, PC, QC Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-status Indians

Progress on Drinking Water in First Nations Communities

Vancouver, British Columbia
March 19, 2009

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Good morning everyone.

I would like to acknowledge Kamloops Chief Shane Gottfriedson and Tla-o-qui-aht [T lay qwat] Chief Francis Frank for taking the time to be with me here today. (Actual attendees TBC)

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009945 Views

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Node News is Good News for Yukon Researchers

FOR RELEASE #09-072
March 20, 2009

WHITEHORSE – The first Canadian Climate Change Scenarios Network server node ‘North of 60’ will be one of the services collaboratively offered by the new Yukon Climate Change Research Centre of Excellence, Environment Minister Elaine Taylor announced today.

by NationTalk on March 21, 20091187 Views

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Museum to Host Lecture on Climate Change Effects on Polar Bear

March 20, 2009

Edmonton… Climate change is drastically affecting the sea ice inhabited by the world’s most iconic Arctic mammal—the polar bear. On Thursday, March 26, the Royal Alberta Museum is hosting a free public lecture entitled Polar Bears in a Changing Climate.

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009722 Views

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First Nations Housing Project Opens in Saskatoon

News Release – March 20, 2009

A $1.1 million affordable housing project for low- to moderate-income families officially opened today in Saskatoon. Located in the inner-city neighbourhood of Pleasant Hill, 15 families and individuals now have a place they can call home.

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009941 Views

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Minister Ambrose marks International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, March 20, 2009—The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Labour, today recognized the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by underlining the importance of equality and diversity in the workplace.

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009740 Views

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$ 1.2 Million Rental Housing Development Opens in Saskatoon

News Release – March 20, 2009

More affordable, quality rental housing will be available for low-income families and youth at risk, with today’s opening of 12 renovated units located in the Pleasant Hill neighbourhood of Saskatoon.

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009889 Views

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Strengthening Aboriginal Community Justice In London

For Immediate Release
March 20, 2009

McGuinty Government Increasing Access To Justice For Aboriginal Peoples

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Ontario is supporting the expansion of two initiatives that will increase access to justice for London’s Aboriginal community.

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009944 Views

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Canada’s Economic Action Plan Delivers New School for Ahousaht First Nation on Vancouver Island

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Ottawa, Ontario (March 20, 2009) – Members of the Ahousaht First Nation will benefit from a new school, thanks to the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

Today James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Alberni, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, announced funding support for a new school for Ahousaht First Nation.

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009865 Views

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DFO Conservation and Protection Honours First Nations Youth Group

March 20, 2009

Kelowna, B.C. – A First Nation youth leadership group from the Penticton Indian Band was presented with a steersman paddle to speed them on their journey to a promising career and honour their leadership, in a small ceremony during GATHERING OUR VOICES 2009. The paddle was presented by the Conservation and Protection (C&P) Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009836 Views

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Investing Today for Stability Tomorrow: The Government of Canada Delivers on Its Commitment to National Arts Training Program

BANFF, Alberta, March 18, 2009 – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced additional funding for the National Arts Training Contribution Program. Through this funding, the Government is meeting a commitment made in Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009880 Views

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Aboriginal Curatorial Collective – Curator’s Camp October 22 – 24, 2009

The ACC’s 4th annual gathering will take place in the format of a curator’s camp – a 2 1/2 day fast-paced collaborative exchange that will incorporate workshops, mentoring, and curatorial practices /strategies with tours, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities for ACC members, the Ottawa arts community and artists, cultural workers, arts administrators and students engaged with promoting and supporting Aboriginal Arts and curatorial practice.

by NationTalk on March 21, 20091021 Views

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Winter/Spring Art Guide ’09

Stay warm and seek out, enjoy and support Aboriginal Art and related activities across Turtle Island and beyond. READ MORE >

by NationTalk on March 21, 20091249 Views

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The Vision Quest Conference is Back by Popular Demand for a 13th year!

Vision Quest will host over 700 delegates, 80 exhibits, and 16 workshops at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on May 11-13, 2009. Over the last 12 years, more than 7,000 people have shared in plenary and workshop sessions, partnership building, cultural and networking events.

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009881 Views

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Make it “Your Business” to Join Us for the Day to Explore your Entrepreneurial Potential

United Native Nations Society

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: The Wise Hall
1882 Adanac Street
Vancouver, BC

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009716 Views

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3rd Indigenous Leaders Summit of the Americas

On April 14th to 15th, 2009, the 3rd Indigenous Leaders Summit of the Americas (3rd ILSA) will be held in Panama City, Panama. This will be followed by the Fifth Summit of the Americas, to be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from April 17th to 19th, 2009.The Native Women’s Association of Canada […]

by NationTalk on March 21, 20091190 Views

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National Council of Treaty Chiefs: Inaugural Meeting

March 22-25, 2009

Treaty Governance Centre
Ft. Qu’ Appelle, Saskatchewan.

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by NationTalk on March 21, 2009660 Views

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European seal bans worry Nunavut politicians – CBC

European seal bans worry Nunavut politicians

Last Updated: Friday, March 20, 2009

European sealing bans have become an urgent concern among Nunavut politicians after Russia decided this week to ban the hunting of baby harp seals while the European Union considers its own seal ban.

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/03/20/nunavut-seal.html

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009669 Views

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Give share of PST revenues to First Nations, too – StarPhoenix

Give share of PST revenues to First Nations, too

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, March 20, 2009

If the revenue side of the provincial budget unveiled Wednesday holds up, we could be the only jurisdiction in North America to post a surplus this fiscal year.

http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/columnists/story.html?id=09b7ecc8-56ea-47d4-8522-781e000837f3

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009729 Views

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Native actor Beach keen to help troubled youth on N.S. reserve – lfpress.ca

Native actor Beach keen to help troubled youth on N.S. reserve

By CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI, THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO — Aboriginal actor Adam Beach says he wants to meet regularly with the young people of Eskasoni, N.S., in a bid to stop a rash of suicides that has plagued the community.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Today/Entertainment/2009/03/20/8819296-sun.html

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009558 Views

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First Nations to benefit from federal water spending – Vancouver Province

First Nations to benefit from federal water spending

By Frank Luba, Vancouver Province

VANCOUVER — Ottawa is giving money to 14 First Nations communities for water and waste-water projects.

The projects, including two in B.C., were announced Thursday by Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl.

http://www.canada.com/news/national/story.html?id=1409384

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009679 Views

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Government, natives and business: Collision is possible, but not unavoidable – theglobeandmail.com

BC Politics: DISPATCH: LAND-CLAIMS PROCESS
Government, natives and business: Collision is possible, but not unavoidable

JUSTINE HUNTER
March 20, 2009

VICTORIA — In a private room at Vancouver’s Terminal City Club last Friday afternoon, the province’s top three native leaders sat down with mining industry executives to discuss how a pending law to recognize aboriginal title would change the way business is done in B.C.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090320.BCDISPATCH20/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009529 Views

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Aboriginal Groups Disappointed by Budget – StarPhoenix

Aboriginal Groups Disappointed by Budget

By Luke Simcoe, The StarPhoenix

As news of the budget trickled down throughout the province Thursday, a number of interest groups were offering their reaction to the Saskatchewan Party’s fiscal plan.

http://www.canada.com/News/Aboriginal+groups+disappointed+budget/1408497/story.html

by NationTalk on March 21, 2009635 Views

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INAC changes status card rules

For Immediate Release

March 16, 2009

PLEASE FIND BELOW AN IMPORTANT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCMENT TO ALL FIRST NATION CITIZENS:

As of April 14, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada will change the process for obtaining status cards.

First Nation people will not be able to obtain a new status card without an original copy of their birth certificate, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) said in a press release.

by NationTalk on March 20, 20093155 Views

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Yukon Government Continues Support of the Aboriginal Pipeline Coalition

FOR RELEASE #09-070
March 19, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Yukon government continues to support preparation for the proposed Alaska Highway Pipeline Project by committing $200,000 to the Alaska Highway Aboriginal Pipeline Coalition (AHAPC), pending legislative approval, Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Brad Cathers announced today.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009813 Views

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2009-10 Budget Continuing to Invest in Yukon’s Future

FOR RELEASE #09-071
March 19, 2009

WHITEHORSE – The Government of Yukon’s 2009-10 Capital and Operations and Maintenance budget, totaling $1 billion and $3 million, was tabled in the legislative assembly today by Premier Dennis Fentie.

by NationTalk on March 20, 20091064 Views

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Environmental Assessment Bulletin

Environment and Conservation
March 20, 2009

The Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Environment and Conservation, has announced the following events relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT REQUIRED:

5 Wing Goose Bay Supersonic Flight Training
Proponent: Department of National Defence (Reg.1404)

by NationTalk on March 20, 20091018 Views

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The Human Disaster in the Canadian Territory of Nunavut – republicofmining.com

The Human Disaster in the Canadian Territory of Nunavut – by Colin Alexander

As Canada’s Nunavut territory approaches its tenth anniversary on April 1, we should look at the mismatch between resource investment and the Inuit human capital, and consider these points:

http://www.republicofmining.com/2009/03/17/the-human-disaster-in-the-canadian-territory-of-nunavut-by-colin-alexander/

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009759 Views

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Nurturing economic prosperity in the native community

Nurturing economic prosperity in the native community

Published Friday March 20th, 2009

Communication National chief to address First Nations, business leaders

The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations will deliver the keynote address as members of the provinces First Nations and many of its most prominent business leaders get together on Saturday to discuss mutually beneficial relationships between both groups.

http://nbbusinessjournal.canadaeast.com/front/article/609563

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009673 Views

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A call for a ‘new way of doing business’ – winnipegfreepress.com

A call for a ‘new way of doing business’
Look to aboriginals as partners: Fontaine

Aboriginal people are open to business — as long as they’re on an equal level at the same table, the country’s national chief says.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/a-call-for-a-new-way-of-doing-business-41553927.html

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009662 Views

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Innu man completes diabetes walk – CBC

Innu man completes diabetes walk

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Innu community of Natuashish in Labrador welcomed a man Wednesday who walked 300-kilometres to raise awareness about diabetes in aboriginal communities.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2009/03/18/andrew-walk.html

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009741 Views

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Solid Progress noted as VANOC Board of Directors Reviews Activities and Operations during Second Meeting of 2009

Mar 18, 2009

Sport events draw key learnings; updated Competition Schedule now available

Vancouver, BC – The board of directors for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) met today in Vancouver for its second meeting of 2009. The meeting included a management update and look ahead to the coming months from Chief Executive Officer John Furlong, as well as updates and discussions on standing agenda items.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009861 Views

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Province moves Forward on Major Investment in Housing for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

News Release

ALBERTA
Strong Communities
March 19, 2009

$119 million will build and update more than 3,000 supportive living and lodge units

Edmonton… Seniors and Albertans with disabilities will benefit from more than $119 million in provincial capital funding to help build and modernize more than 3,000 affordable supportive living spaces and lodge units across the province.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009710 Views

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YAS – NCAA March Madness FREE Contest

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Here’s Your Chance to win an attendance at a 2009 Young Athlete Saskatchewan (YAS) Summer Basketball Camp . . . tuition FREE.
Value = $150.00.

Here’s how. There are 64 university teams entered into the “March Madness” NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament that will start today, March 19th. Every game will be shown on TV. If a team wins, it plays again. If a team loses, it’s out of the tournament.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009805 Views

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UNN President and Vice-president Removed From Office

March 19, 2009
For immediate release

On the evening of March 18th 2009, the United Native Nations Board of Directors has removed the UNN president Dave Dennis and vice-president Kelly L’hirondelle from their positions of office. This was done in the best interest of the society. The UNN will continue to advocate for Urban Aboriginal people in the province of British Columbia.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009800 Views

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MNBC Election 2009 Official List of Candidates

The following individuals are officially seeking office in the 2009 MNBC Election.

Office of Womens Representative – Region 1
DALCOL, Clara
LANG, Katerine Elizabeth
RATSON, Yvette

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009641 Views

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Sioux Lookout’s Race Relations Week 2009

Celebrating Diversity
March 21-29, 2009

Saturday March 21
Equinox Sunrise Ceremony 7am Centennial Park (in case of bad weather- Friendship Centre) Breakfast 8am Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre,
Let’s Walk Together: Gamamawibimosemin meet 11am outside the Friendship Centre, Contact Aileen 737-3131 or Charles 737-1903

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009782 Views

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The Saskatchewan Veterans’ Associaton General Elections

March 25, 2009
The Painted Hand Casino – Yorkton, SK

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by NationTalk on March 20, 2009562 Views

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Corruption—and Now Violence—Plague a Manitoba First Nation

In Brief:

o Despite a court decision which threw out three council members for election corruption, turmoil continues at Manitoba’s Norway House Cree Nation as the new chief suffers assaults and intimidation.

by NationTalk on March 20, 20091470 Views

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Barlow says Harper must Recognize the Right to Water to Deserve UN Security Council Seat

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2009

OTTAWA, March 17 – Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians chairperson and senior advisor on water to the President of the United Nations General Assembly, says the Harper government’s goal of a seat on the UN Security Council should be denied until Canada formally recognizes water as a human right.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009796 Views

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Plutonic Power Issues Progress Update, Fiscal Year 2008 and Fourth Quarter 2008 Financial Results

Vancouver, British Columbia –(March 19, 2009) – Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX:PCC) announced today a progress update and its financial results in Canadian Dollars for the fiscal year 2008 and for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2008.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009713 Views

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OFL Statement: Struggles Against Racism Are Not Over

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21st

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

Toronto (Statement)–(March 20, 2009) – (Toronto) – The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on March 21st. In 1960 on that day in Sharpeville, South Africa police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against the apartheid “pass laws”. Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009777 Views

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Proposed Copper and Gold Mine Cannot Proceed without Nak’azdli

New British Columbia Mine Certificate Flies in the Face of Promised “New Relationship” with First Nations

Attention: Environment Editor, Energy Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

Fort St James, BC, Press Release –(March 20, 2009) – The Nak’azdli First Nation today denounced the BC government decision to grant an environmental assessment certificate (EA) to Terrane Metals for a proposed massive mine on Nak’azdli traditional lands near Shus Nadloh (Mt. Milligan) in the headwaters of the Peace River Basin.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009986 Views

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Canada Boosting Aboriginal Tourism in British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia –(March 20, 2009) – British Columbians will benefit from federal government support for a tourism initiative aimed at strengthening economic opportunities for Aboriginal businesses.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009879 Views

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BC Leadership Council Fully Supports Davies’ Report, Alone and Cold

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

Vancouver, BC, Press Release –(March 19, 2009) – March 19, 2009

Premier Gordon Campbell
Government of British Columbia

Honourable Wally Oppal
Attorney General

Honourable John van Dongen
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Honourable Michael de Jong
Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009874 Views

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Cost-Sharing Program: The Government of Canada Takes Concrete Measures to Upgrade National Historic Sites of Canada

Canada’s Economic Action Plan helps protect the country’s built heritage across the country

Vancouver, British Columbia –(March 19, 2009) – Mr. Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced that the Government of Canada will invest in the National Historic Sites of Canada Cost-Sharing Program. Today’s announcement follows the commitment in Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2009 to upgrade national historic sites as a means of stimulating growth in the tourism sector.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009872 Views

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Media Advisory – Dedicated Aboriginal Youth Custody Facility Opens

TORONTO, March 20 – Minister of Children and Youth Services Deb Matthews and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Jeff Leal will join community leaders to open a secure custody centre specifically for Aboriginal youth.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2009663 Views

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