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A complicated victory -Globe and Mail

A complicated victory
After 339 days in court, the landmark ruling was finally reached this week. In a non-binding decision, the judge determined that the Xeni Gwet’in people had established aboriginal title to a large portion of their territory – but not all of the land they were claiming. Now it’s up to the province and the band to negotiate.

JUSTINE HUNTER

November 24, 2007

VICTORIA — Chief Roger William, wearing his trademark black Stetson, sat across from Premier Gordon Campbell in the Premier’s legislature office Thursday morning. Both men were accompanied by a handful of advisers who cordially shook hands and admired the Premier’s new native paddle.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071124.BCTREATY24/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on November 25, 2007677 Views

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Vickers behind decades of prominent decisions -Globe and Mail

Vickers behind decades of prominent decisions

JUSTINE HUNTER
November 24, 2007

VICTORIA — It was an extraordinary ruling that thrust Mr. Justice David Vickers into the national spotlight 14 years ago.

Putting his signature on the broadest of news media publication bans, he prompted an equally extraordinary response from The Globe and Mail.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071124.BCTREATYVICKERS24/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on November 25, 2007677 Views

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Man may have had seizure, inquiry told -Globe and Mail

Man may have had seizure, inquiry told
Paramedic describes scene of Frank Paul’s death and previous dealings with homeless alcoholic

CAMILLE BAINS
The Canadian Press
November 24, 2007

VANCOUVER — A paramedic who arrived after an aboriginal man died in a Vancouver alley told an inquiry the gravel underneath Frank Paul’s body appeared like a snow angel, indicating he may have had a seizure before he died.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071124.BCPAUL24/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on November 25, 2007612 Views

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Woman admits to abducting baby from hospital -CTV

Woman admits to abducting baby from hospital

Updated Fri. Nov. 23 2007 10:43 PM ET
The Canadian Press

SUDBURY, Ont. — A northern Ontario woman pleaded guilty Friday to abducting a baby from a Sudbury hospital, a kidnapping that prompted a province-wide Amber Alert.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071123/baby_abduction_071123/20071123/

by NationTalk on November 25, 2007676 Views

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Kugaaruk housing shortage stalls recruitment of gov’t workers -CBC

Kugaaruk housing shortage stalls recruitment of gov’t workers

Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2007 | 2:10 PM CT
CBC News

A severe housing shortage in Kugaaruk, Nunavut, is preventing the government from hiring more employees for the community, officials told area leaders on Thursday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/23/kug-housing.html

by NationTalk on November 25, 2007564 Views

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Reward success in arts to breed vibrant scene – Edmonton Journal

Reward success in arts to breed vibrant scene
If genius is funded in science and medicine, why not in culture?

Todd Babiak, The Edmonton Journal
Published: 3:05 am

The United States of America is the most powerful and influential country in the history of the world because, from the beginning, it has made an art out of discovering and reinforcing success. Americans do it in every field, including culture. The talented and the successful are rewarded with magazine covers, delicious grants and commissions, tell-all unauthorized biographies, White House dinners and appearances on Oprah. A tradition of hero worship has its social and political drawbacks, but it’s also one of the only reasons why George W. Bush hasn’t completely destroyed the place.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=2ff6a6a8-b26a-432c-a065-d2d1d4d9daaf

by NationTalk on November 25, 2007619 Views

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Leader discusses off-reserve aboriginal issues – The Chronicle Journal

Leader discusses off-reserve aboriginal issues

CHEN CHEKKI
November 24, 2007, 9:04 pm

Should aboriginal people living outside their First Nations have the right to vote in reserve elections?

Should all aboriginal people have full privileges under Canada‘s human rights act?

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/top_story.php?id=77155

by NationTalk on November 25, 2007667 Views

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Murdered man had ‘refused to back down’ (Toronto Sun)

Murdered man had ‘refused to back down’

Overcoming his drug addiction was just one thing Darryl Debassige never got to do.

The 35-year-old also wanted to go back to school to learn a trade, play in a Christmas charity hockey tournament with his nephew and drum at a Rogers Centre powwow next week as part of the Canadian Aboriginal Festival.

http://torontosun.com/News/TorontoAndGTA/2007/11/25/4683508-sun.html

by NationTalk on November 25, 2007816 Views

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World leaders welcome Australia’s new PM (AFP)

World leaders welcome Australia’s new PM

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia’s key western allies and its Asian neighbours congratulated Kevin Rudd on his election as prime minister, as Aborigines and republicans Sunday welcomed the change of government.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/071125/world/australia_vote_70

by NationTalk on November 25, 2007585 Views

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Aboriginal hangings 143 years ago sour some B.C. natives on treaty negotiations (CNews)

Aboriginal hangings 143 years ago sour some B.C. natives on treaty negotiations

By Dirk Meissner, THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – The aboriginal war chiefs thought they were invited to peace talks after the bitter and bloody Chilcotin War 143 years ago.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/11/23/4680283-cp.html

by NationTalk on November 25, 2007566 Views

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Native community hit by suicide ‘epidemic’ – The Province

Native community hit by suicide ‘epidemic’
Leaders blame unemployment and alcohol

CanWest News Service
Published: Sunday, November 25, 2007

HAZELTON — Residents of this small community in northern B.C. are crying out for help with an epidemic of suicides that has seen an average of three young aboriginals a week trying to kill themselves.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=821ba235-3dea-4e1d-98c6-cab255d29e09

by NationTalk on November 25, 2007652 Views

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Rabaska runs into native rights – Montreal Gazette

Rabaska runs into native rights
Gas Port Stalls. Federal government to consult tiny band

Kevin Dougherty, The Gazette
Published: 8 hours ago

The proposed Rabaska liquefied natural gas port in Lévis, across the St. Lawrence River from the provincial capital, has hit another snag.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=0ab4fc0f-fcef-4725-b018-38734e3b6117

by NationTalk on November 25, 2007664 Views

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McGuinty Government Rewards Ontario’s Future Business Leaders Across the Province

Ontario Secondary School Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

KENORA, ON, Nov. 24 – The McGuinty government announced the winners of Ontario’s sixth annual Secondary School Business Plan Competition today at ceremonies held in Kenora, Ajax, Niagara Falls and Renfrew.

by NationTalk on November 25, 2007924 Views

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CPAWS Welcomes Historic Next Step for Northern Conservation

21 Nov 07

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes today’s significant announcement by federal Environment Minister John Baird and Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl that they have temporarily protected more than 100,000 square kilometers of Boreal forest in Canada’s Northwest Territories from industrial development. These newly protected lands, covering an area almost twice the size of Nova Scotia, represent one of the largest single land protection initiatives in Canadian history.

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007991 Views

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The Government of Canada Calls For An End To Violence Against Women

OTTAWA, Nov. 23 – The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, called for an end to violence against women.

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007936 Views

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Uravan Minerals Inc. – Boomerang Uranium Property Update

TSXV: UVN

CALGARY, Nov. 23 – Uravan Minerals Inc. (“Uravan”) and Cameco Corporation (“Cameco”) recently completed a multi-phased exploration program on the Boomerang Uranium Project, Southwest Thelon Basin, Northwest Territories (NT). This exploration program consisted of:

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– The completion of multiple Fixed-Loop TDEM (Time Domain Electromagnetic) surveys over individual EM (electromagnetic) conductive 'peaks' located along the F, G, G extension and H conductive trend. In total 120.4 line kilometers were complete on 22 individual 'peak' EM targets; each target was profiled using 500 meter X 800 meter grids. These conductive trends and EM 'peak' anomalies were interpreted based on a previously completed MEGATEM airborne geophysical survey.

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007913 Views

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Media Advisory/Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Please Note Change to the Time

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Nov. 23, 2007) – Please be advised that there will be a media availability at the close of the Northern Development Ministers’ Forum. Parliamentary Secretary Rod Bruinooge will attend on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians.

Location:The Annex RoomGovernment Conference Centre2 Rideau Street,Ottawa, Ontario
When:Friday, November 23, 2007
Time:4:00 p.m. EST
Media can participate by phone by dialing :1-888-265-0646Conference ID # 25808116

For more information, please contact

Office of the Honourable Chuck Strahl
Philippe Mailhot
819-997-0002

or

INAC Media Relations Line
819-953-1160

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007798 Views

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Veterans and Youth Connect at Open House

UCLUELET, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Nov. 24, 2007) – James Lunney, M.P. (Nanaimo-Alberni), announced today on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, a contribution of up to $5,000 to the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Association, Unit 293 (Ucluelet). The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada’s Community Engagement Partnership Fund, support an open house at the club.

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007786 Views

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The 35th Annual Geoscience Forum and Mineral Exploration Trade Show

FOR RELEASE #07-255
November 23, 2007

WHITEHORSE – The annual Yukon Geoscience Forum and Mineral Exploration Trade Show will kick off Monday at the High Country Inn and Yukon Convention Centre in Whitehorse. This four day event features the latest in technology, exploration, reclamation and research in the Yukon’s mining and oil and gas industries.

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007812 Views

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Labrador Issues Discussed at Northern Development Ministers Forum

Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
November 23, 2007

The Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs, and the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, say tourism and climate change were two issues of particular interest to Labrador at the two-day, Northern Development Ministers Forum that concluded this afternoon in Ottawa.

Ministers Hickey and Pottle joined federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for northern jurisdictions throughout Canada at the forum, which was established in 2001 to promote the diverse interests of northerners and the accomplishments, contributions and potential of the North. The theme of this year’s event was The Dynamic North.

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007809 Views

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Leading-edge Water System For Boston Bar

For Immediate Release
2007CS0103-001510
Nov. 23, 2007

Ministry of Community Services
Ministry of Economic Development
Western Economic Diversification Canada

BOSTON BAR – The Government of Canada and the Province of B.C. are providing more than $1.3 million to improve drinking water quality in Boston Bar and eliminate a long-term boil water advisory. The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, and Barry Penner, MLA for Chilliwack-Kent, announced the grant from the Canada-B.C. Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (CBCMRIF) today.

by NationTalk on November 24, 20071009 Views

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Group Selected To Assess Robson Bight

BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2007ENV0127-001512
Nov. 23, 2007

Ministry of Environment

VICTORIA – Nuytco Research Limited of Vancouver has been awarded the contract to conduct an underwater assessment of the Robson Bight area on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in an operation that will be jointly funded by the Ministry of Environment and the Canadian Coast Guard.

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007917 Views

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Atlantic Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers Tackle Economic Challenges Facing the Fishery

November 23, 2007
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OTTAWA – The strong Canadian dollar, rising fuel costs and global competition are only a few of the economic challenges facing the Atlantic fisheries and aquaculture industries – a sector based in 1,200 coastal communities, employing almost 67,000 people with an export value of $2.96 billion. The Atlantic Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers (ACFAM) met in Ottawa today to tackle these challenges and take action on other important matters facing the fishery in Eastern Canada.

by NationTalk on November 24, 20071005 Views

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Northern Development Ministers’ Forum Highlights

OTTAWA, Ontario (November 23, 2007) – Federal, provincial and territorial ministers representing northern Canadian jurisdictions met in Ottawa for their annual two-day meeting.

The Dynamic North was the theme for this year’s forum, which was hosted by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, the Honourable Chuck Strahl, and co-chaired by the Parliamentary Secretary for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Rod Bruinooge.

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007900 Views

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B.C. Funds Nanaimo Aboriginal Nursing Project

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007HEALTH0139-001511
Nov. 23, 2007

Ministry of Health

NANAIMO – Government has awarded $30,703 to the Snuneymuxw First Nation Health Centre as part of B.C.’s Aboriginal Nursing Strategies, a provincewide program that this year will provide $500,000 to 15 Aboriginal nursing projects across B.C., Nanaimo-Parksville MLA, Ron Cantelon announced today.

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007864 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Saskatoon’s Aboriginal Young People

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, November 23, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, Carol Skelton, Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar), today announced funding for the Saskatoon Tribal Council’s (STC) Urban First Nations Services.

The funding of up to $393,000 will be used for the White Buffalo Youth Project of the White Buffalo Youth Lodge. This project provides Saskatoon’s Aboriginal young people with a safe environment where they can participate in after-school and evening activities. They learn valuable life and social skills to effectively solve problems, manage life situations, develop healthy lifestyles, and experience positive family growth.

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007893 Views

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Aboriginal Students Honoured for Excellence

Nov 23/07
by Maria Saros Leung

Awards ceremonies are not typically viewed as spiritual and moving occasions. The President’s Award for outstanding native students of the year was a wonderful exception, with a full house of faculty, students, staff and friends turning out Nov 22 to recognize award winners Candace Brunette and Alexandra Smith.

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007843 Views

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Nominations for Skidegate Band Council Elections

Skidegate Band Council elections are held every two years. In preparation for the upcoming 2008 Election, a Nomination Meeting will be held:

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Time: 6 pm
Location: Skidegate Community Hall

Off-reserve Residents – Nomination and Election Packages: Packages will be mailed to the most recent address on file.
Guidelines – Nominations and Elections

Registered Skidegate 670 Band Members, age 18 and older may nominate and participate in elections.

Off-reserve residents: Nomination packages are being mailed to the most recent address on file (effective Nov 21, 2007).

Please call Skidegate Band Office (250.559.4496) by the end of November if you haven’t received your Nomination package – you may need to update your address information. If you are eligible to vote, you want to ensure you receive the Election package at the correct address.

by NationTalk on November 24, 20071104 Views

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The Girls Only Incentive Program

The goal of the ProMOTION Plus Girls Only Incentive program is to facilitate the development of new recreational programs that are tailored specifically to the needs of girls and women in communities across B.C. The project provides workshops and seed funding to BC communities to aid in the implementation of girls only programming. Its purpose is…

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007863 Views

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First Call for Papers – Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games Education Symposium

Friday November 23, 2007

The Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games Education Symposium, held in participation with Malaspina University-College, Cowichan Campus, on July 30 and August 1, 2008 will provide a forum for researchers and others to discuss Aboriginal Sport and Recreation. Aboriginal presenters are invited to present in a format and style that reflects or incorporates their cultural traditions. We encourage all scholars, educators, students, administrators, coaches, community leaders, and sport enthusiasts to attend the symposium and participate in the exchange of ideas. Topics for discussion can include Aboriginal role models; traditional games; Aboriginal traditional knowledge and athlete and community development; Aboriginal sport psychology; Aboriginal sport history; barriers to sport participation; North American Indigenous Games (NAIG); coaching and holistic sport development; health and well-being.

>>Visit here to view further details.

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007859 Views

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2007 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival Announces Award Winners

Monday, November 19, 2007 — The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) officially announced its 2007 Award Winners Sunday evening at its Closing Gala/Awards Ceremony. The categories and award recipients are:

• Best Experimental: Wabak (Dir. Kevin Papatie & Gilles Penosway, Canada, 7 min, 2006)
Presented by Urban Shaman Gallery – $300 Cash Award

• Best Animation: Tainá-Kan (Dir. Adriana Figueiredo, Brazil, 16 min, 2006)
Presented by AMIK.ca – $500 Cash Award

• Best New Talent: Days Like These (Dir. Martin Adams, Australia, 6 min, 2007)
Presented by AMIK.ca – $500 Cash Award

by NationTalk on November 24, 20071986 Views

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Assembly of First Nations 2007-2008 Special Needs Research RFP

1. INTRODUCTION

Background

First Nation children are the fastest growing segment of the Aboriginal population in Canada; life expectancy at birth is seven to eight years less for registered First Nations persons than for Canadians generally. Death rates for First Nation infants from injuries are four times the rate of non-First Nation infants. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) rates are 30 times the general population and the cost of meeting the needs of someone who is severely affected by FAS over a lifetime is $1 to $1.5 million.

by NationTalk on November 24, 20071108 Views

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A Communiqué from National Chief Phil Fontaine – Resolving Specific Claims: Renewed Approach Coming Soon

November 2007

The Assembly of First Nations and the Government of Canada have been working together since June to develop a renewed approach to resolving First Nations specific land claims. The goal is to reform the specific claims resolution process to make it truly fair, fast and effective. A key objective is establishing an Independent Tribunal with authority to make binding decisions on claims, which will be available to First Nation claimants on a voluntary basis.

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007936 Views

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Rethinking the Reservation -CBC

Of Canada’s 1.3 million First Nations people, fifty-seven percent live on reserves – according to Ministry of Indian and Northern Affairs. Many reserves are characterized by poverty, disease and hardship. Is there just one sure way to end the shameful conditions in remote native communities? We debate whether the time has come to shut down First Nations reserves.

FULL STORY ON CBC SUNDAY

by NationTalk on November 24, 2007682 Views

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Media Advisory: Human Resources and Social Development Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Nov. 23, 2007) – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, will take part in a signing ceremony with Ms. Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, on Monday in Ottawa.

Northern Media:
To join the press conference, call 1-866-362-7064. The media participant passcode is 685845.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

Minister Solberg will be available to respond to questions from the media following the event.

DATE: Monday, November 26, 2007
TIME: 11:00 a.m.
PLACE: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Head Office 170 Laurier Avenue West, 5th Floor Ottawa, Ontario

For more information, please contact

Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Media Relations Office
819-994-5559

or
Office of Minister Solberg
Pema Lhalungpa
Press Secretary
819-994-2482

or
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Stephen Hendrie
613-277-3178
hendrie@itk.ca

by NationTalk on November 23, 2007793 Views

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The Government of Canada Announces New Employment Program for Francophone Youth in Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Nov. 23, 2007) – Lee Richardson, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced funding under the Skills Link program so that Le ROCC Inc. can help Francophone youth facing barriers to employment find career-related job experience, return to school, or acquire the skills and training they need to jump-start their careers.

by NationTalk on November 23, 2007914 Views

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The BU Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department presents Heirlooms, a Thesis Exhibition by Angela Graham

Thu, Nov 22, 2007

BRANDON, MB – From November 26 to December 1, 2007, the Brandon University Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department is proud to present Angela Graham’s Heirlooms, a multi-media thesis exhibition, at The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art, located between 20th and 21st Streets on Victoria Avenue in Brandon, Manitoba (please note that the gallery entrance is on north side of the building, facing the parking lot). An opening reception with refreshments will be held in the Gallery on Saturday, December 1 at 5:00 p.m.

by NationTalk on November 23, 20071038 Views

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Federal Government Supports Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal Business Community With New Funding for Service Network

For Release
November 23, 2007

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan’s First Nations and Métis business community will continue to have access to business information, planning and market research through the Aboriginal Business Service Network (ABSN) initiative, thanks to renewed funding of $168,300 from Western Economic Diversification Canada that was announced today by Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Wanuskewin.

by NationTalk on November 23, 20071518 Views

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Classroom Resources To Focus On 2008 Indigenous Games

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007EDU0166-001509
Nov. 23, 2007

Ministry of Education

VICTORIA – The Province is investing $500,000 in new classroom resources that profile Aboriginal people in B.C. in preparation for the 2008 North American Indigenous Games, Education Minister Shirley Bond announced today.

“These lesson plans and classroom activities celebrate Aboriginal people and events that have helped shape our province,” said Bond. “Students will learn about our Aboriginal heritage, our rich cultural diversity, our shared history and our many achievements. They will also help to celebrate the North American Indigenous Games coming to our province next summer.”

by NationTalk on November 23, 20071597 Views

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Apprentices Awarded $232,000 Through Industry and Provincial Support

News Release
November 23, 2007

Edmonton… A record 232 apprentices have been awarded Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training scholarships valued at $1,000 each. Apprentices from 38 of the 50 trades have received scholarships, including a record 30 women and 10 Aboriginal people.

The annual scholarships recognize apprentices and trainees who have demonstrated excellence in their trade or designated occupation, and encourage them to complete their training programs. The awards are available to all registered Alberta apprentices and trainees.

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The Government of Canada Announces Funding to Help People on Prince Edward Island Find and Maintain Employment

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND–(Nov. 23, 2007) – The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Labour and the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, along with the Honourable Richard Brown, provincial Minister of Development and Technology, today announced that the Government of Canada will help people on Prince Edward Island gain work experience, explore career options, and find work.

by NationTalk on November 23, 2007977 Views

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Media Advisory: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Nov. 23, 2007) – Please be advised that there will be a media availability at the close of the Northern Development Ministers’ Forum. Parliamentary Secretary Rod Bruinooge will attend on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians.

Location:
The Annex RoomGovernment Conference Centre2 Rideau Street,Ottawa, Ontario
When:
Friday, November 23, 2007
Time:
5:00 p.m. EST
Media can participate by phone by dialing :1-888-265-0646Conference ID # 25808116

For more information, please contact

Office of the Honourable Chuck Strahl
Philippe Mailho
819-997-0002

or
INAC
Media Relations Line
819-953-1160

by NationTalk on November 23, 2007807 Views

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Media Advisory – Native Women’s Association to attend conclusion of Pickton trial

Ottawa, Ontario (November 23, 2007) – It is expected that after almost a year of testimony, the grisly first trial of Robert William Pickton, the largest serial killer investigation in Canadian history, will conclude early next week. Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) President Beverley Jacobs will attend the final proceedings of the trial in […]

by NationTalk on November 23, 20071324 Views

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Gov’t Develops New Indian Status Card -The StarPhoenix

Gov’t develops new Indian status card

Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post
Published: Friday, November 23, 2007

REGINA — Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has developed a secure prototype of the certificate of Indian status card.

The card will be made available this summer, but whether it can be used in place of a passport next year, when more stringent rules will be in place covering documentation needed to cross the United States border, is not known.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=5b676917-f9cf-45ee-96cf-ccdfbb91d567

by NationTalk on November 23, 2007896 Views

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Double Standard Applies to Running Trust Funds -The StarPhoenix

Double standard applies to running trust funds

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, November 23, 2007

The colonial office has been accused of dipping into the residential school trust account. According to an article in the Montreal Gazette, about $82.6 million was transferred into Human Resource and Skills Development for programs.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/sports/story.html?id=eccbebb7-72ae-4695-ae41-eb29cee7ff4d

by NationTalk on November 23, 2007715 Views

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First Nations to Be Schoolmasters -The Times Colonist

First Nations to be schoolmasters
Authority will gain control of education for aboriginal people under new legislation

Lindsay Kines and Jeff Rud, Times Colonist
Published: Friday, November 23, 2007

The B.C. government tabled legislation yesterday that will allow First Nations to control education on aboriginal land.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=979794bf-8af3-4c10-9614-ecfff534b979

by NationTalk on November 23, 2007710 Views

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Canada’s Inuit Facing ‘Cultural Genocide,’ Says Arctic Expert -The CanWest News Service

Canada’s Inuit facing ‘cultural genocide,’ says Arctic expert

Kathryn Young , CanWest News Service
Published: Friday, November 23, 2007

Some Inuit believe climate change could bring about a “cultural genocide” as their hunting way of life melts with the sea ice, an Arctic expert told a breakfast meeting of parliamentarians on Thursday.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=886e1d36-01c8-4ef6-8d60-a9460b815f62&k=34394

by NationTalk on November 23, 2007838 Views

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Crown to Appeal Metis Rights Ruling -The StarPhoenix

Crown to appeal Metis rights ruling

Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post
Published: Friday, November 23, 2007

REGINA (SNN) — The provincial Crown is appealing a recent court decision that found a Metis man had the right to fish without a licence because of his ancestry and heritage.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=3bcb8ed9-8503-4dfa-9474-cdb31bce6712

by NationTalk on November 23, 2007709 Views

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Aboriginals Feel Pain of AIDS -The Prince George Citizen

Aboriginals feel pain of AIDS

(News) Friday, 23 November 2007, 04:00 PST
SCOTT STANFIELD Citizen staff

Never before has AIDS Awareness Week carried greater meaning in northern B.C., where recent data indicates a disturbing trend in the aboriginal community.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=105373&Itemid=557

by NationTalk on November 23, 2007752 Views

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Ontario Invests in Preventing Violence Against Aboriginal Women

News Releases
November 23, 2007

Launching Aboriginal version of successful Neighbours, Friends and Families Campaign

QUEEN’S PARK – To address violence against Aboriginal women, the McGuinty government is funding an Aboriginal adapted version of the successful Neighbours, Friends and Families campaign announced Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, Deb Matthews.

“The rate of violence against Aboriginal women is triple that of non-Aboriginal women,” said Matthews. “This campaign developed by Aboriginal peoples for Aboriginal peoples will help communities understand what they’re seeing and know how to take action.”

by NationTalk on November 23, 20071823 Views

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