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A betrayal to First Nations – Toronto Star

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A betrayal to First Nations

Feb 08, 2008 04:30 AM
Politicians imperil native college
Column, Feb. 6

After reading Carol Goar’s column, I was left shaking my head in dismay. A few years ago, I taught a few courses in the joint First Nations Technical Institute-Ryerson University bachelor of public administration program.

http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/301546

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Sound business plan needed – Toronto Star

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Sound business plan needed

Feb 08, 2008 04:30 AM
Politicians imperil native college
Column, Feb. 6

After reading Carol Goar’s column about the First Nations Technical Institute, I would be remiss if I didn’t provide clarification on the federal government’s role in the funding of this institute.

http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/301545

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008652 Views

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A missed opportunity – Toronto Star

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A missed opportunity

Feb 08, 2008 04:30 AM
Politicians imperil native college

Column, Feb. 6

I have had the privilege of being president of Centennial College in Toronto, chair of the Council of Regents for the college system, serving on Bob Rae’s post-secondary review panel and was twice the president of the First Nations Technical Institute in Tyendinaga.

http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/301538

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Province Reaches Out To Aboriginal Homeless

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
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Feb. 8, 2008

Ministry of Forests and Range
and Minister responsible for Housing

VANCOUVER – Non-profit societies in eight communities have been selected to provide homeless Aboriginal people with access to housing and support services through a new $500,000 Aboriginal Homeless Outreach Program, Minister responsible for Housing Rich Coleman announced today.

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Distortion and Misinformation in the INAC letter to the Toronto Star February 8th

Politicians imperil native college
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/301546
Column, Feb. 6

After reading Carol Goar’s column about the First Nations Technical Institute, I would be remiss if I didn’t provide clarification on the federal government’s role in the funding of this institute.

On Jan. 30, 2008, I announced a supplementary one-time contribution of $528,121 for the current school year to ensure that students will be able to complete their semester. This is the third consecutive year that additional funding has been required by FNTI officials so that classes could continue. (FNTI funding has been reduced from $2.7 million in 2004).

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Labrador Metis Nation – The Raymond Turnbull Memorial Bursary

Thursday, 07 Feb 2008

Mr. Raymond Turnbull grew up in Charlottetown, Labrador. He went on to pursue a degree in education and later taught at the school in Charlottetown. Raymond came to the LMN as the Education Officer where he dedicated his life to helping Metis Youth. Sadly, Raymond passed away in 2004 leaving a void in the hearts of his family, friends and colleagues. In his memory and honor, the Labrador Metis Nation is now accepting applications for a bursary of $2000.00. This bursary will be awarded annually to a Metis student who is graduating from Level III and who has demonstrated admirable community and school involvement as well as academic achievement.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081305 Views

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Assembly of First Nations – A Communiqué from National Chief Phil Fontaine

February 2008

The Assembly of First Nations issues regular updates on the National Chief’s activities and work underway at the national office. More information can be found on the AFN’s website at www.afn.ca.

AFN-Canada Treaties Implementation Conference

The Assembly of First Nations and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) are convening a national AFN-Canada Treaties Implementation Conference on March 26-27, 2008, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The event is being hosted by the AFN Treaties portfolio holder, Regional Chief Lawrence Joseph, and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.

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Joint Indigenous Summer Research Institute on Social Determinants of Indigenous Health

Jan 9, 2008

July 21-25, 2008, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada Application Deadline: Friday, February 8th, 2008

Community-Based Participatory Action Research

New and emerging Inuit researchers and community health leads (i.e. community health representatives, community health directors, community portfolio holders, health program and policy workers) from Canada are invited to apply to the second accredited Joint Indigenous Summer Research Institute. The 2008 Indigenous Summer Research Institute will focus on the Community-based participatory action research on the social determinants of Indigenous health and will be accredited by Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for American Indian Health. The University of Alberta’s School of Public Health is the Canadian University partner and host.

>>Download full description and application.

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Aboriginal Healing Foundation – Lump Sum Compensation Payments Study

Lump Sum Compensation Payments Research Project: The Circle Rechecks Itself

Prepared for the Aboriginal Healing Foundation
By
Madeleine Dion Stout
Rick Harp
2007

In a report of this nature, where faithful reproduction of individual experiences and perceptions is of critical importance, one proceeds with due care and circumspection when attempting generalized assertions concerning Aboriginal people. The Aboriginal Healing Foundation feels however that preliminary generalizations pertaining to two subjects are required at the outset of this project.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081066 Views

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Government must address Fire Risk for B.C. First Nations Communities

February 7, 2008

OTTAWA – The Conservative government must act now to address the increased risk of forest fires threatening over 100 native communities in British Columbia due to massive pine beetle damage, Liberal critics for Indian Affairs and Natural Resources said today.

by NationTalk on February 8, 20081050 Views

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St. Pats Kicks Off Campaign For Attawapiskat: Students Want New School for their Coastal Friends

2008-02-08

The grade five class at St. Patrick’s School in Cobalt have joined the fight for a new school in Attawapiskat. The class is joining the “students helping students” letter-writing campaign to call on the federal government to live up to its commitment to build a grade school in the remote community.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2008784 Views

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Open Call for Capacity funding to Métis Communities

.Environment and Conservation:
Open Call for Capacity funding to Métis Communities

The Aboriginal Inland Habitat Program (AIHP) is a federal government initiative funded by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) for the MNO to assist our Community Councils in obtaining capacity building resources to develop and implement local inland habitat projects. The application process for Métis Community Councils in the 2007/08 is now open until March 3rd, 2008 for interested Community Councils to submit a Letter of Interest Application

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Manitoba Hydro’s Wuskwatim Project Wins CEA Environmental Stewardship Award

WINNIPEG, Feb. 8 – Manitoba Hydro’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability and First Nations engagement was recognized nationally today by the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA). CEA President and CEO Hans Konow, presented Manitoba Hydro President and CEO Bob Brennan with the Association’s Environmental Stewardship Award in recognition of the utility’s partnership with the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) to reduce environmental impacts on the Wuskwatim Project.

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Manitoba to Celebrate Louis Riel Day Feb. 18

Manitoba News Release
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February 8, 2008

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Robinson Invites Manitobans to Enjoy Winter Activities Across the Province

Manitoba’s first February holiday will be an opportunity to enjoy Manitoba’s winter and its seasonal festivals, Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Minister Eric Robinson said today.

by NationTalk on February 8, 20081178 Views

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First Nations must seize control of own destiny – The StarPhoenix

First Nations must seize control of own destiny

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, February 08, 2008

The tragedy at Yellow Quill has slipped off the front pages and now that the TV networks have left, the people on the reserve are left to mourn and ponder their future. Yellow Quill joins a growing list of aboriginal communities across Canada whose names are synonymous with despair and failure.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/columnists/story.html?id=8340fca0-d762-4d6b-abdc-2da69adc3287

by NationTalk on February 8, 2008720 Views

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Police on watch for native school settlement scams – Calgary Herald

Police on watch for native school settlement scams

Sherri Zickefoose, Calgary Herald
Published: Friday, February 08, 2008

Calgary police officers are receiving sensitivity training to help brace for inevitable scams targeting residential school survivors flush with federal settlement payments.

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/city/story.html?id=2437e520-57c1-45b3-ae7f-f0748fd1d5bf

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High winds leave Grise Fiord without internet, cable – CBC

High winds leave Grise Fiord without internet, cable

Last Updated: Friday, February 8, 2008 | 8:02 AM CT
CBC News

Strong winds that blasted the High Arctic hamlet of Grise Fiord last week have left residents with no internet access or cable television.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/07/grise-winds.html

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Aboriginal Support Services Enhance Student Success at Loyalist College – The Intelligencer

Aboriginal support services enhance student success at Loyalist College

Posted By Marilyn Warren

Deborah Osborne and Darlene White are both graduates of Loyalist College. Osborne graduated from the office administration program in 1998 and White from the registered nursing program in 2003. Although they attended Loyalist several years apart and were enrolled in very different programs, there is one aspect of their college experience that they shared – the support services provided through the Aboriginal Resource Centre.

http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=893129

by NationTalk on February 8, 2008752 Views

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The ACC invites you to a “Networking Luncheon” With Guest Speaker Lisa Meeches

Topic: Women Entrepreneurs of Today: Opportunities and Challenges

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Where: The Marlborough Hotel
331 Smith Street

Registration: 11:30 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm
Guest Speaker: 12:30 pm
Q & A /Networking 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

>>Download registration and poster.

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Re-release: From Manitoulin Island to Music Row Crystal is Living the Dream on CMT

Press Release Source: CMT Canada; CORUS ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Premiering with back-to-back episodes Tuesday, February 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

TORONTO, Jan. 16 – CMT chronicles the extraordinary story of up-and-coming Canadian recording artist Crystal Shawanda in the new six-part series Crystal: Living the Dream. Produced in Canada by Henry Less Productions, in association with CMT, the series will premiere in its regular time-slot Tuesday, February 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, airing two back-to-back episodes each week.

by NationTalk on February 8, 20081082 Views

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‘We are unified in taking action to address housing needs’ – Provincial and Territorial Ministers

VANCOUVER, Feb. 6 – Provincial and territorial ministers responsible for housing are taking action and engaging the federal government to address the country’s critical housing issues. Ministers stress the urgency of responding quickly to support the four million Canadians in need.

During the provincial/territorial forum of Ministers responsible for Housing, the ministers reaffirmed the principles adopted in White Point, Nova Scotia in 2005 that define an effective federal/provincial/territorial partnership to meet the housing needs of Canadians. At that time, provincial and territorial ministers agreed upon a set of shared guiding principles for current and future housing initiatives that defined roles, responsibilities, and funding mechanisms.

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Community volunteers recognized by the Ontario Heritage Trust

February 6, 2008
For immediate release

TORONTO – More than 150 volunteers from across the province are being recognized through the Ontario Heritage Trust’s 2007 Heritage Community Recognition Program for their work to preserve, protect and promote Ontario’s heritage with special awards to be presented by The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2008849 Views

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Caledonia negotiations ‘will be with us for a some time … – St. Catharines Standard

Caledonia negotiations ‘will be with us for a some time,’ facilitator says

David Crombie is warning Haldimand residents to be prepared to deal with land claims from Six Nations for years to come.

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=894001

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Graduation rates anger native leader (Daily Gleaner)

Graduation rates anger native leader

By JENNIFER DUNVILLE
dunville.jennifer@dailygleaner.com
Published Friday February 8th, 2008

District 18 officials say its First Nation students are showing major improvements on provincial and district assessments, but Kingsclear Chief Bob Atwin said there’s still a lot more work to be done before aboriginal people can celebrate.

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/rss/article/206598

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Pacific Rodera Energy Announces recent Developments

CALGARY, Feb. 8 – Pacific Rodera Energy Inc. (TSX Venture: PRD), (“Pacific Rodera” or the “Company”) announced today the following recent developments:

Northwest Territories Update

Pacific Rodera has spud the first of the two wells to be drilled this winter on Exploration Licence 423 in the Northwest Territories (NWT). The Dahadinni B-20 well (formerly named Haywood B-20) is being drilled into the Devonian and Silurian formations. The structure (as defined by seismic) is estimated to be twice the size of our Summit Creek B-44 structure. In the first quarter of 2006, the Summit Creek B-44 well tested at 20 mmcf/day with 6300 bbls/day of light oil/condensate. The Summit Creek B-44 well was recently granted a 24 section Significant Discovery License (SDL) which is 50% larger than the standard SDL’s granted by the Canadian Government. Once a SDL is granted the land is held indefinitely.

by NationTalk on February 8, 20081389 Views

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Jackpot: First Nations earn share of lotto profits; New revenue … – The North Bay Nugget

Jackpot: First Nations earn share of lotto profits; New revenue sharing deal ‘good and bad news’ – Nipissing chief

Ontario’s aboriginal communities are getting more than $3 billion over the next 25 years for community health care, education and infrastructure as part of a new deal to share revenue from provincial lotteries and casinos.

http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=894289

by NationTalk on February 8, 2008654 Views

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Meeting on reserve talks about treatment facility – The North Bay Nugget

Meeting on reserve talks about treatment facility

There were calls Thursday for an addictions treatment centre to be established on the Saskatchewan reserve where two little girls froze to death last week.

http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=894319

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Residents threaten blockade in Kash; Concerns over De Beers deal – Timmins Daily Press

Residents threaten blockade in Kash; Concerns over De Beers deal

Officials in Kashechewan were monitoring the ice road near their community Thursday after receiving a threat of a blockade by residents disgruntled about a deal the band signed with the mining company, De Beers Canada.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=893559

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Native chief gets conditional sentence – ChronicleHerald.ca

Native chief gets conditional sentence

Fri. Feb 8 – 5:28 AM

SYDNEY — The chief of the Waycobah First Nation will serve 60 hours of community service for assaulting his estranged wife and threatening to kill her.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1036755.html

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Media Adivsory/Winter Celebration 2008: Destination Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 7, 2008) – Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, along with their daughter Marie-Eden, extend a special invitation to winter enthusiasts to join them for Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall. This festival is presented for the seventh consecutive year and will take place this Saturday, February 9, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Presented as part of Winterlude, Winter Celebration is the perfect event to enjoy what the season has to offer and to take part in a variety of free interpretive and outdoor activities. This year, the festival will focus on the 400th anniversary of Quebec City. Visitors will relive this time period through folk music, traditional dances and storytelling by a voyageur. A bust of the great explorer Samuel de Champlain, carved out of ice, will also be on display.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2008915 Views

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Fortis Earns Record $193 Million in 2007

Terasen Acquisition Drives 55 Per Cent Growth in Fourth Quarter EPS

ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR–(Feb. 7, 2008) – Fortis Inc. (“Fortis” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:FTS) realized net earnings applicable to common shares of $193 million in 2007, 31 per cent higher than earnings of $147 million in 2006. Earnings per common share were $1.40 compared to $1.42 last year.

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Aboriginal people the most at risk of obesity: study – Leader-Post

Aboriginal people the most at risk of obesity: study

Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, February 07, 2008

In the past 25 years the rates of people who are overweight or suffering from obesity has reached epidemic levels and aboriginal people are more most at risk, according to Statistics Canada.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=8b2780a4-aab7-49d2-b2c5-b330d35532eb

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Thevarge receives award from PM – Whistler Question

Thevarge receives award from PM
N’Quatqua member lauded for excellence in psychiatric nursing, healing

By Reporter

A member of the N’Quatqua First Nation near D’Arcy last week was one of 14 nurses honoured with awards presented by Prime Minister Stephen Harper for exceptional service in recognition of the launch of the Canadian Nurses Association’s (CNA) centennial year.

http://www.whistlerquestion.com/madison%5CWQuestion.nsf/0/A97AB47327D2CF4D882573E8000EE010?OpenDocument

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Human Rights Commission on the Right Track – CAP Endorses Report, Supports Immediate Repeal of Section 67

{Ottawa, ON – January 28, 2008} It seems the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is not alone in its unending call to repeal section 67 of the Canadian Human Rights Act and grant the most basic of rights protection mechanisms to First Nations peoples living under the Indian Act.

In its tabling of a special report on the matter, the Canadian Human Rights Commission has echoed the position of the Congress. The Commission’s report, released today, affirmed CAP’s view that the time for repeal of section 67 is long past due. The CHRC recognizes the very real need for the government and Parliament to move forward in the effort to address the pressing need for rights protection for Canada’s First Nations citizens, without delay.

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Submissions to the 2008 Lindalee Tracey Award are Now Being Accepted!

THE LINDALEE TRACEY AWARD
http://www.whitepinepictures.com/lltaward.htm#submit

Writer, filmmaker, journalist, entertainer, mother, Lindalee Tracey was one of the brightest and liveliest Canadian artists. The underlying theme of her work was to champion those who are often ignored, underestimated and forgotten and to celebrate those who rise above disadvantage. Lindalee passed away on October 19, 2006 at age 49, after a five year battle with breast cancer.

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Media Advisory – Canada’s Environment Minister travels to Iqaluit, Nunavut

IQALUIT, February 7, 2008 – Canada’s Environment Minister John Baird will be in Iqaluit, Nunavut on February 8 to make an announcement with Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik and co-host an Adaptation Roundtable with Mary Simon, President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.

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Milestone Reached: Coastal BC On Target For EBM By 2009

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008AL0003-000167
Feb. 7, 2008

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
Integrated Land Management Bureau

VANCOUVER – Forest resource development on the Central and North Coast of B.C. is now subject to a new legal framework that begins the process of establishing ecosystem-based management (EBM), Agriculture and Lands Minister Pat Bell announced today, along with First Nations, industry representatives and environmentalists.

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Manitoba Designates Polar Bears As Threatened

February 7, 2008
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Greater Protection for One of Manitoba’s Most Unique Species: Struthers

Effective today, polar bears will be recognized as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, Conservation Minster Stan Struthers announced today.

“We must continue to take action to protect one of our province’s most unique species which is clearly being affected by climate change,” said Struthers. “This builds on the listing two years ago of the woodland caribou as threatened under the Manitoba Endangered Species Act.”

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“Networking Luncheon” With Guest Speaker Grand Chief Morris Shannacappo

The ACC invites you to a “Networking Luncheon” With Guest Speaker

Grand Chief Morris Shannacappo Of Southern Chiefs Organization

Topic: Aboriginal Economic Development Initiatives & Opportunities

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Where: The Marlborough Hotel
331 Smith Street

Registration: 11:30 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm
Guest Speaker: 12:30 pm
Q & A /Networking 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Download poster and registarion form.

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Chiefs In Ontario And The Province Forging A New Relationship

Improving Quality of Life In First Nations Communities Across The Province

THUNDER BAY, ON, Feb. 7 – First Nations Chiefs from across Ontario voted in favour of an historic agreement today that will result in improvements in quality of life and will strengthen First Nations communities in Ontario.

The agreement, worth over $3 billion, draws on provincial gaming revenues and will provide the long-term revenue that First Nations can use to invest in improvements in quality of life and to help strengthen their communities.

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Anishinabek Applaud Gaming Revenue-sharing Deal

THUNDER BAY, ON, Feb. 7 – Anishinabek leaders predict that a comprehensive new gaming agreement with Ontario will boost their efforts to develop economic opportunities and support youth initiatives in their 42 First Nations.

The Anishinabek caucus unanimously supported today’s agreement between the Chiefs of Ontario and the province that will give 134 First Nations a share of all gaming and lottery revenues of the Ontario Gaming and Lotteries Commission. Chiefs approved by a 112-1 margin the deal, worth an estimated $3 billion over 25 years.

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Suncor Energy Invests More than $11.2 Million in Charitable and Non-profit Groups

All figures in Canadian dollars

Calgary, Alberta (February 7, 2007) – Suncor Energy today announced it invested a record $11.2 million in more than 900 charitable organizations and non-profit groups in 2006. More than $8 million of that total was invested through the Suncor Energy Foundation, which receives Suncor’s contributions and supports charitable organizations in Canada. An additional $3.2 million was invested by different Suncor businesses through cash and in-kind contributions

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Boosting Tourism In The North

Visit A Northern Tourist Destination On Family Day

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, Feb. 7 – The province’s first Family Day – February 18 – is a great opportunity to visit tourist and cultural attractions in Northern Ontario.

by NationTalk on February 7, 2008955 Views

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Minister Solberg says Federal Involvement in Housing has Never Been Stronger

OTTAWA, Feb. 7 – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) today commented on the federal government’s commitment to helping Canadians who are seeking to break free from the cycles of homelessness and poverty.

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Minister’s Absence from National Housing Meetings ‘Shameful’

Media Releases
February 6, 2008

VANCOUVER – Human Resources and Social Development Minister Monte Solberg’s refusal to attend a national housing meeting with provincial and territorial ministers taking place today is a shameful failure of leadership.

“Minister Solberg is snubbing his provincial counterparts and wasting an opportunity to demonstrate leadership on affordable housing and homelessness,” Liberal Social Development Critic Ruby Dhalla said today.

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PDAC e-News and Activities, February 6, 2008 – No. 51

Please return your ballot for the election of directors by February 27 Scott Jobin-Bevans, chair of the Nominating Committee, wishes to remind all members that their election ballots for the sixteen places on the board of directors must be returned to the scrutineer by Wednesday, February 27. Ballots were mailed out on February 1. If […]

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Pay issues continue on Chemawawin First Nation – CBC

Pay issues continue on Chemawawin First Nation

Last Updated: Thursday, February 7, 2008 | 10:45 AM CT
CBC News

School is still out on the Chemawawin First Nation in Manitoba as teachers wait for weeks of wages, despite assurances they would receive paycheques Thursday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2008/02/07/chemawawin.html?ref=rss

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Former Nunavut credit corp. head grilled over mismanagement – CBC

Former Nunavut credit corp. head grilled over mismanagement

Last Updated: Thursday, February 7, 2008 | 12:39 PM CT
CBC News

The former chief executive officer of the Nunavut Business Credit Corp. was put in the hot seat Wednesday, as MLAs on a standing committee grilled him on financial mismanagement at the troubled Crown corporation.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/07/nbcc-head.html

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Yukon First Nations seek more time to review child act – CBC

Yukon First Nations seek more time to review child act

Last Updated: Thursday, February 7, 2008 | 10:40 AM CT
CBC News

First Nations leaders want the Yukon government to hold off on tabling a new child and family services act while they review the proposed legislation.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/07/cyfn-act.html

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Dumped documents could be gold – StarPhoenix

Dumped documents could be gold
Residential school registers found in dump at Onion Lake First Nation

Danielle Mario, The StarPhoenix
Published: Thursday, February 07, 2008

What was considered trash eight years ago may prove to be treasure to former Indian residential school students who felt short-changed in their compensation settlements.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/third_page/story.html?id=c72f72ec-9d9f-4661-a441-d6c507d76edd&k=10501

by NationTalk on February 7, 2008766 Views

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