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Burnt Church Elects Chief and Council – Miramichi Leader

Burnt Church elects chief and council

Published Wednesday May 28th, 2008

Voters in Burnt Church First Nation cast ballots May 23 to elect their chief and council.

http://miramichileader.canadaeast.com/news/article/308126

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Attention Métis Business Owners

If you are Métis and own a business in Ontario, we are looking for your assistance in creating a Métis business directory. Please contact: MNO Economic Development (Tel: 705-264-3939 or 1-888-497-3939, toll free). Include your contact information and a brief description of your products or services.

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008821 Views

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The First Nations of Quebec Are Marching for their Future

WENDAKE, QC, May 28 – Dozens of Quebec’s First Nations members will be traveling to Canada’s National Capital tomorrow, to participate in the National Mobilization Day, where hundreds of persons will march in the streets of Ottawa, to raise public awareness on the important issues which the First Nations of Canada are confronted with. More specifically, the Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) wishes to take the opportunity of this action to raise the awareness of the Quebec population on the importance of recognizing their rights. “Time has come to put an end to colonialism and to have the rights of the First Nations, respected. If we let things drag out now, it will be the future generations who will inherit problems which will be even harder to solve” stated the Chief of the AFNQL, Ghislain Picard.

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008788 Views

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Prime Minister Harper Addresses UN Conference on the Convention on Biological Diversity

28 May 2008
BONN

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today addressed the 9th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Prime Minister was invited to speak at the Conference by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and both leaders were presented with awards recognizing their nations’ contributions to the protection of biodiversity by the Executive Secretary of the UN Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008813 Views

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National Day of Action May 29: APC to Host Speakers Luncheon

Date: May 28, 2008

Halifax, NS (May 28, 2008) – The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nation Chiefs (APC) will be hosting a Speakers Luncheon at the Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 29th, 2008. The APC is taking an opportunity to raise awareness & highlight solutions relevant to the Atlantic region on the National Day of Action.

by NationTalk on May 28, 20081880 Views

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Northerners Must Manage the North

YELLOWKNIFE (28 May, 2008) – Northerners must be allowed to make decisions concerning their own economic future, Northwest Territories (NWT) Premier Floyd Roland reiterated today.

Responding to calls from the World Wildlife Federation to postpone the proposed June 2, 2008 issuance of four oil and gas leases in the Beaufort Sea, the NWT Premier emphasized his government’s increasing frustration with southern-based, advocacy groups promoting decisions which impact on the lives and economic future of Northerners.

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008719 Views

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Input of Mi’kmaq Students Helps Name Provincial Soil

Premier’s Office
May 28, 2008
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The research and lobbying efforts of the Waycobah High School Envirothon Team have helped create a new symbol for Nova Scotia – Queens Soil.

The Provincial Soil Act was introduced by Premier Rodney MacDonald on Tuesday, May 27 and, with the co-operation of all parties, the bill passed the same day.

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008715 Views

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Amnesty report targets Canada’s rights record – The Gazette

Amnesty report targets Canada’s rights record

Peter O’Neil, Europe Correspondent, Canwest News Service

PARIS – Amnesty International has again singled out Canada in an annual report that calls on western leaders and emerging powers to do more to combat torture, unfair trials, stifled free speech and other violations.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=5f6a0576-36e7-40fa-a770-975c20619b3a

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008690 Views

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Lovelace fights for his freedom; Full courtroom expected as native … – The Kingston Whig

Lovelace fights for his freedom; Full courtroom expected as native protester seeks release from prison

Posted By Frank Armstrong

The courtroom where native protester Bob Lovelace and six members of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation will fight for release from prison today is expected to be filled to the limit now that at least 1,000 protesters have amassed in Toronto to support their cause.

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1047161&auth=Frank+Armstrong

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008555 Views

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Area’s First Nations to hold Day of Action rally; Sayers expects … – Sault Star

Area’s First Nations to hold Day of Action rally; Sayers expects to attract crowd of 200 to 300

Three local First Nation groups will hold a public rally to mark the National Day of Action Thursday.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1046848

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008565 Views

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Rules erase Indian status: leaders; Anishinabek Nation studies … – Sault Star

Rules erase Indian status: leaders; Anishinabek Nation studies replacing federal restrictions with citizenship concept

Posted By Michael Purvis

There’s something troubling to Wayne Beaver about the high rate at which Alderville First Nation members are marrying people from outside the community.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1046841

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008578 Views

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Aboriginals demand fed intervention – Standard Freeholder

Aboriginals demand fed intervention

A simmering aboriginal land dispute in southern Ontario and a mining clash in the province’s north that led to the jailing of six activists will worsen if the federal government fails to intervene, the country’s top aboriginal chief warned Tuesday.

http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1046384

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008726 Views

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Seniors’ Housing under Construction in Port Alberni

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008FOR0088-000817
May 27, 2008

Ministry of Forests and Range and Minister responsible for Housing
Westcoast Native Health Care Society
Vancouver Island Health Authority

PORT ALBERNI – Seniors in Port Alberni will soon have access to more housing options, with the construction of 10 new assisted living units underway at Rainbow Gardens, a multi-level seniors’ care facility, with 31 existing units.

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008998 Views

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Chiefs speak in support of KI, Ardoch and Grassy Narrows at Queen’s Park

Communities Hold Four Days of Ceremonies to Protect the Earth and Honour Jailed Leaders

TORONTO, May 27 –

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WHAT: Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI), Ardoch Algonquin, and Grassy Narrows First Nations are gathering at Queen's Park this week for four days of traditional ceremonies to uphold our duty to protect the land, forest, water, and air and to promote respect for our Indigenous rights to say no to economic exploitation and environmental destruction. The ceremonies will also honour our brothers and sisters who are currently in Ontario's jails for peacefully acting to protect mother earth, especially Robert Lovelace and the KI 6, Donnie Morris, Sam McKay, Jack McKay, Cecilia Begg, Darryl Sainnawap, Bruce Sakakeep. The gathering continues until Thursday May 29.

by NationTalk on May 28, 20081038 Views

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OPP Seeks Positive Outcome for National Day of Action Events

ORILLIA, ON, May 27 – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has designated Thursday, May 29 as an organized day of peaceful demonstrations and rallies to focus attention on aboriginal issues in Canada. A variety of legitimate protests and information and educational events are expected across Ontario, including activities that may interrupt normal travel and traffic flow.

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008976 Views

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spOtlight: Discover the Arts in You and Your Community

spOtlight: event details now online

TORONTO, May 27 – The celebration of the arts in Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, Stratford and Waterloo is only ten days away! The Ministry of Culture and the Ontario Arts Council today announced the details of the three-day spOtlight: festival, now available at www.spotlightfestival.ca.

by NationTalk on May 28, 20081331 Views

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Queen’s Park Rally Photos

Click here to view some of the images from the May 26, 2008 rally at Queen’s Park.

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008720 Views

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Youth Suicide Prevention Resource Information Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 1, May 2008

DOWNLOAD Youth Suicide Prevention Resource Information Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 1, May 2008

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008610 Views

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Rama returns as band name – Orillia Packet

Rama returns as band name; Mnjikaning dropped by local First Nation following referendum

Posted By Colin McKim

The Chippewas of Rama have voted to drop the name Mnjikaning and return to the name the band acquired in the 1800s when it moved to Rama Township from Orillia.

http://www.orilliapacket.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1044485

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008618 Views

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First Nation plans protest – The StarPhoenix

First Nation plans protest

Lana Haight, The StarPhoenix
Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A First Nation in northern Saskatchewan is hoping to get the attention of the provincial and federal governments this week.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=8c1e559a-fdbb-484f-bd2b-260dd1013b3a

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008646 Views

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Mohawk language goes country – Standard Free Holder

Mohawk language goes country

Posted By Michael Peeling

The Mohawk language is making its mark on country music.

Margaret Peters, a language curriculum specialist with the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education, has taken her efforts to keep the Mohawk language alive to another level by directing her students through the process of creating a music video.

http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1045097

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008658 Views

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Bryant: Only Ottawa Can Solve Dispute over Native Land Claims – The Expositor

Bryant: Only Ottawa can solve dispute over native land claims

Posted By John Paul Zronik

Only federal action to resolve Six Nations land claims will ease tensions between local native and non-native communities, provincial Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Michael Bryant said Monday.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1044332

by NationTalk on May 28, 2008729 Views

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Update on Métis Nation’s ‘Hunt for Justice’

MEMORANDUM

TO: Métis Citizens and Harvesters
FROM: Audrey Poitras, President, Métis Nation of Alberta
DATE: May 27, 2008
RE: Update on Métis Nation’s ‘Hunt for Justice’
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I am writing to provide Métis Nation of Alberta citizens an update on our ongoing Métis rights ‘hunt for justice’ in Alberta.

by NationTalk on May 28, 20081289 Views

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National Treasures Stolen From MOA

The Museum of Anthropology has been devastated by the theft on Saturday, May 24, 2008 of 15 objects, including 12 pieces by the renowned late Haida artist Bill Reid.

Collectively, the monetary value of these pieces as art objects is approximately $2 million. However, the dollar value of the gold in these artworks is significantly less, only $15,392 at current gold prices.

by NationTalk on May 27, 20081157 Views

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Augustana adds Eagle Feather Ceremony to Convocation tradition – ExpressNews

Augustana adds Eagle Feather Ceremony to Convocation tradition

By Ileiren Poon, ExpressNews Staff
May 26, 2008 –

Edmonton-Amidst the regular pomp and circumstance of Convocation a new tradition has taken wing at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus in Camrose.

http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/article.cfm?id=9361

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008720 Views

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“Indiana Jones and the Plunder of Cultural Heritage”

Source: Dalhousie University Released: Tue 27-May-2008

Newswise — In the opening moments of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones manages to seize a priceless indigenous relic from a South American temple, but not without leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008830 Views

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Nunavik housing crunch squeezes Inuit onto Montreal streets – CBC

Nunavik housing crunch squeezes Inuit onto Montreal streets

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 | 2:57 PM ET
CBC News

Puvirnituk is gripped by a housing shortage that residents say fuels violence, substance abuse and death in the tiny Inuit village in Nunavik — and is driving many to lives on the streets in Montreal.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2008/05/27/qc-puvirnatik.html?ref=rss

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Regina group seeking to have Aboriginal History Month declared as law – Leader-Post

Regina group seeking to have Aboriginal History Month declared as law

Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2008

REGINA — Last year the Regina Aboriginal Professionals Association (RAPA) successfully lobbied the government to have June declared Aboriginal History Month.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=f5cfebe8-d818-420d-9c7d-d8e4e244f572

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008519 Views

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Local activists off to Toronto to defend jailed professor – mykawartha.com

Local activists off to Toronto to defend jailed professor

Date: 2008-05-27
By Lauren Gilchrist

Peterborough resident Roy Brady calls the Ontario Mining Act obsolete.
Mr. Brady and other concerned citizens from Peterborough are throwing their support behind Ardoch Algonquin First Nation co-chiefs Robert Lovelace and Paula Sherman, who are awaiting sentencing for defending their land against uranium mining.

http://www.mykawartha.com/news/article/29563

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008724 Views

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Teach more history about residential schools: Edmonton aboriginal leaders – CBC

Teach more history about residential schools: Edmonton aboriginal leaders

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 | 10:47 AM MT
CBC News

Alberta schools should teach more about what happened to aboriginal people who attended residential schools, native leaders in Edmonton said Monday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2008/05/27/edm-residential-schools.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008641 Views

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WWF-Canada: Prime Minister must Postpone Beaufort Sea Oil and Gas Sale to Protect Polar Bears and Whales

(Toronto: May 27, 2008)

WWF-Canada today called on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to postpone the proposed June 2, 2008 sale of oil and gas rights in five large portions of the Beaufort Sea, until a management plan is available for the region that takes into account which industrial activities may be appropriate in which areas. The current areas up for lease overlap known key habitat for ice-dependent species like polar bear, beluga and bowhead whales, threatening their future.

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008980 Views

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UBC Convocation 2008

A Record Number of Graduates and Ceremonies Throughout Northern BC

May 27, 2008

More than 800 students will be graduating from the University of Northern British Columbia this year, pushing the total number of UNBC alumni to the 7,300 mark. The largest ceremonies will be held on campus in the new Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre, followed by graduation events in Quesnel, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Gitwinksihlkw, and Fort St. James.

by NationTalk on May 27, 20081196 Views

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129th University of Manitoba Convocation

Posted Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The University of Manitoba will confer degrees, diplomas and certificates on 2,784 graduates during its 2008 Spring Convocation:

One session has already been held:

Friday, May 16, 2008
Faculty of Medicine Convocation
Hon. Doctor of Science: Dr. Hugh C. Smith, renowned cardiovascular researcher and former CEO of the Mayo Clinic.

by NationTalk on May 27, 20081327 Views

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Creator of Aboriginal High School Science Program Recognized for Innovation and Dedication

Posted Monday, May 26, 2008

Thomas G. Berry, mathematics, is the recipient this year of the Dr. and Mrs. D.R. Campbell Outreach Award.

The honour is given to University staff members who consistently spend countless hours of their own time in community service. This service typically combines professional and scholarly experience with their personal commitment to the people and community around them.

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008932 Views

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Oneida Nation of the Thames Polling Notice

Notice is hereby given to the electors of the ONEIDA NATION of the THAMES that a poll will be held to elect a Chief and (12) twelve Councillors on Saturday the 21st day of JUNE, 2008. from nine o’clock (9:00) a.m. until eight o’clock (8:00) p.m. at the following location:
Oneida Administration Office
2212 Elm Ave
Southwold, ON
(519)652-3244

The votes will be counted at the Oneida Administration Office on Sunday the 22nd day of June , 2008 beginning @ 9:00 a.m.

The results will be declared immediately following the count.

Given under my hand at ONEIDA this 16th day of May , 2008

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Signature of the Electoral Officer

If you have any questions, please call the Electoral Officer at (519) 652-2117 .

Chief & Council Elections 2008

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Youth Day at 2008 Dreamspeakers – International Aboriginal Film and Television Festival

Jun 03-7, 2008

Wanted: Aboriginal Youth to attend Dreamspeakers “Youth Day Celebrations” a fantastic and innovative one-day celebration in “The Craft and Magic of Making Movies!”

by NationTalk on May 27, 20081220 Views

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WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO BUILD A SCHOOL? Angus Asks Chuck Strahl to Tell Children of Attawapiskat

2008-05-27

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Question to Minister of Aboriginal Affairs: Attawapiskat Students Visit

Children from Attawapiskat will be in Ottawa this week to challenge the Minister of Aborginal Affairs over his refusal to build a new school. During Question Period today, Charlie Angus asked Chuck Strahl to explain why he continues to say no.

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008645 Views

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Communities Share $254 Million to Help Create 2,200 Units of Affordable Housing

News Release
May 27, 2008

Edmonton… Communities across Alberta will receive $242 million in capital funding to create more affordable housing units and $12.4 million to provide rent supplements for lower income residents. The total allocation of $254 million for community-based affordable housing is an increase of $42 million from 2007-08. “This funding will help create affordable housing where Albertans need it,” said Premier Ed Stelmach. “The province is pleased to be a partner in meeting local priorities to provide safe, affordable homes to Albertans.”

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008653 Views

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National president of CUPE today endorsed Assembly of First Nations Seven Point Plan for Change

TORONTO, May 27 – Paul Moist, the national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), endorsed the Assembly of First Nations Seven Point Plan for Change – to turn poverty into prosperity for First Nations peoples.

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008757 Views

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Securing the West’s Future Alberta’s Focus as Premiers Meet

May 27, 2008

Edmonton… Premier Ed Stelmach will focus on the New West and sustaining economic development as Western Premiers meet in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan for the annual Western Premiers’ Conference, May 28-30.

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008730 Views

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Increased Provincial Funding For Winter Roads

News Release
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
May 27, 2008 – 078

McGuinty Government Helping Connect Far North Communities To Supplies And Services

NEWS

More provincial funding will flow this year for winter roads – the economic and social lifelines for communities in Ontario’s Far North that are accessible only by air or water.

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008661 Views

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Aboriginal Law Student Scholarship Trust Launches in Vancouver

Levelling the Law School Playing Field

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(May 27, 2008) – Recent Studies indicate that though BC Law Schools specifically set aside a significant number of placements for Aboriginal persons each year they often remain vacant due, in part, to the inability of qualified candidates being able to fund their post graduate studies. Recognizing this inequity and with determination to help level the law school playing field, BC’s legal community has come together to assist aspiring Aboriginal lawyers.

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008758 Views

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Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and Provincial Government donate total of $3M for Aboriginal Research Chair

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Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and Provincial Government donate total of $3M for Aboriginal Research Chair at Northern Ontario School of Medicine

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO) donated $1.5 million today to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) for the creation of a Research Chair in Aboriginal and Rural Health. This HSFO funding was matched by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities with an additional $1.5 million.

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008871 Views

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Teacher Education Graduation at Thebacha Campus

Hon. Jackson Lafferty
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Statement to the Legislative Assembly
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Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce that the first class of Aurora College graduates, to have completed their Bachelor of Education degree in the Northwest Territories, held their convocation in Fort Smith on April 27th, 2008.

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008804 Views

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Kashechewan Considers Benefits Of Diamond Mine – #955189

News Release
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
May 27, 2008 – 079

McGuinty Government Supports Community Review Of Impact Benefit Agreement

NEWS

Ontario is helping the residents of the Kashechewan First Nation be better informed about how an Impact Benefit Agreement will promote economic and social development in their community.

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008998 Views

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Improving Health and Well–Being in Pikangikum First Nation

For Immediate Release
May 28, 2008
News Release
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McGuinty Government Helps Pikangikum First Nation with New Community Centre

NEWS

The residents of Pikangikum First Nation are building a new community centre with help from the Ontario government.

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008858 Views

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List of NDA Activities

Yukon
Carcross / Tagish First Nation
Shirley McLean
867-821-4251

Yukon
Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation
Wayne Potoroka
867-993-7100

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008949 Views

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Assistance Centre for Victims of Crime: A New CAVAC in Cree Territory

Cree Version of the Press Release

Québec City, May 23, 2008 – Quebec Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Jacques P Dupuis, is pleased to announce the creation of a new Crime Victims Assistance Center, to be known as the Cree CAVAC or CAVAC-Cri. To launch the process, Mr. Dupuis presented this morning the Cree Regional Authority, represented by Grand Chief Matthew Mukash, with a cheque to the amount of $336 669.

by NationTalk on May 27, 20081005 Views

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Treaty 7 Members support the National Day of Action

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: The Grand Chief of Treaty No.7, Charles Weaselhead, Chiefs of Treaty 7, Elders, children, community members and other concerned Canadian citizens.

by NationTalk on May 27, 2008999 Views

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Aboriginal Law Student Scholarship Trust Launches in Vancouver

          MEDIA ADVISORY MAY 27, 2008 – VANCOUVER – The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation is helping BC’s legal community in assisting aspiring Aboriginal lawyers. The partnership between the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) and the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) advances legal education for Aboriginal people through a trust fund […]

by NationTalk on May 27, 20081563 Views

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