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Taft addressees aboriginal issues – Canada.com

Taft addressees aboriginal issues

Jason Markusoff , edmontonjournal.com
Published: Saturday, February 09

HINTON – An Alberta Liberal government would restore the Aboriginal Affairs ministry and better health services for the booming off-reserve population, party leader Kevin Taft announced today in a western Alberta riding where one in four residents identify as aboriginal.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/features/albertavotes/story.html?id=952b2500-3b68-4d8d-9122-728bbed7efd9&k=65206

by NationTalk on February 11, 2008774 Views

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Continuing high prices to drive mineral industry – CANADIAN MINING

CANADIAN MINING PERSPECTIVES: Continuing high prices to drive mineral industry

GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON (Gowlings) released its annual Trendwatch for the mining industry last month. In it the firm makes the case for continuing high prices in the mining industry. Here is what Gowlings had to say:

http://www.canadianminingjournal.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=79847&issue=02102008

by NationTalk on February 11, 2008626 Views

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NWAC: Violence Prevention Toolkit Community Training Workshops

Learn how to facilitate and deliver our toolkit! Thunder Bay, ON – February 21 and 22, 2008 at Valhalla Inn Fredericton, NB – February 28 and 29, 2008 at Ramada Halifax, NS. – March 1 and 2, 2008 at Delta Barrington Winnipeg, MB – March 27 and 28, 2008 at Delta Winnipeg *Please note that […]

by NationTalk on February 11, 20082933 Views

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Manitoba Tipi Mitawa Inc.-Home Ownership Program Application Available Now

Please mail or bring completed application package to:

2nd Floor – 1240 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 0T6

Dear Applicant:
We need you to complete this application to determine if you qualify for the program.

Please complete this application as accurately as possible by printing your answers in the spaces provided. All information you include on this application will be kept confidential.

Applications will be received until 4:30 p.m., Friday March 7, 2008.

Download application.

by NationTalk on February 11, 20082140 Views

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First Nations Trade Summit 2008 & Trade Show

Mar 13 2008 to Mar 14 2008

The Southern Chiefs Organization will be hosting First Nations Trade Summit 2008 & Trade Show here in Winnipeg March 13 & 14 at the Transcona Country Club. The Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce has forged a partnership with the SCO to support this event.

by NationTalk on February 11, 20082074 Views

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Aboriginal Healing Foundation Research Series: Suicide Among Aboriginal People

Executive Summary

Suicide is a deeply troubling event that challenges our assumptions about the meaning and value of life and leaves a wake of pain and perplexity among the families and friends of those who end their lives. What makes life worth living despite hardship and adversity? What makes some individuals decide to take their own lives or to act impulsively in self-destructive ways with no regard for their future? To what extent does suicide reflect individual suffering or a wider social predicament? Although suicide is just one indicator of individual and collective suffering, it demands special attention because of its severity and finality.

by NationTalk on February 11, 20081190 Views

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Latitude Wireless Service Launched in Rankin Inlet

02/08/2008

Latitude Wireless has brought its cellular voice and Internet service to the Nunavut community of Rankin Inlet.

“We are very excited to be introducing Latitude Wireless service in our first Nunavut community,” said Lee Vincent, the General Manager of Northwestel Wireless, which owns Latitude Wireless in Nunavut. “We hope that residents of the community will enjoy having this new access to a cellular and mobile Internet service that is comparable in quality and price to all other cellular providers in Canada.”

by NationTalk on February 10, 20081412 Views

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Master Ice Carvers, Giant Snow Sculptures and a Celebration of Northern Culture will Delight Crowds during Winterlude’s Second Weekend

February 08, 2008

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is pleased to invite residents and visitors to take part in the second weekend of the 30th edition of Winterlude, Canada’s winter celebration, which takes place in the Capital Region until February 17, 2008.

by NationTalk on February 10, 20081000 Views

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He serves with pride – Vancouver Sun

He serves with pride
B.C.’s first native lieutenant-governor talks about what the role means to him, and his priorities for the province

Jonathan Fowlie, Vancouver Sun
Published: Saturday, February 09, 2008

Last October, Steven Point became B.C.’s first aboriginal lieutenant-governor. On Tuesday, he will deliver the speech from the throne in the legislature.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=a109da25-39aa-4490-8319-a08bdc324859&k=45506

by NationTalk on February 10, 2008804 Views

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We don’t `get’ native despair – Toronto Star

We don’t `get’ native despair

Conditions that led to the deaths of two little girls will persist until mainstream society acts

Feb 10, 2008 04:30 AM
Marie Wadden

The two children, Kaydance and Santana Pauchay, who froze to death on the Yellow Quill reserve in Saskatchewan are not the first to die this horrible way on a First Nation reserve, Métis or Inuit community.

http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/301882

by NationTalk on February 10, 2008778 Views

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First Nations House at the University of Toronto presents, Aboriginal Awareness Week

First Nations House at the University of Toronto Presents Aboriginal Awareness Week, Honouring Our Students: Past and Present. For a complete lisitng of events, please visit http://www.fnh.utoronto.ca/upcomingEvents.html

Time: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

On Campus : St. George » Borden Building North » 563 Spadina Avenue » First Nations House, 3rd Floor

by NationTalk on February 10, 20083221 Views

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Call for ATBC Coaches, Assistant-Coaches and Team Managers

Friday February 8, 2008

We are currently sending out a call for volunteer staff, such as coaches, assistant coaches and managers, of Aboriginal ancestry, for the Aboriginal Team BC to compete in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in the Cowichan Valley August 3-10 2008.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2008872 Views

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NAN Announces Critical Housing Shortage for NAPS Officers after Fire Destroys Home

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy is appalled by the ongoing housing shortage for NAPS officers, following a fire in Marten Falls First Nation that destroyed the old age home in which a Nishnawbe-Aski Police Services (NAPS) officer was staying, resulting in the officer being removed from the community and temporarily re-assigned.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2008934 Views

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Yukon Artists, Performers Participating in Winterlude 2008 in Canada’s Capital

FOR RELEASE #08-028
February 8, 2008

WHITEHORSE, YUKON – A select group of Yukon performers and artists will participate in Winterlude in Canada’s Capital Region, thanks to coordinated efforts between the National Capital Commission (NCC) and the Government of Yukon.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008938 Views

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Co-ops help tackle big problems – Toronto Star

Co-ops help tackle big problems

Feb 01, 2008 04:30 AM
Carol Goar

Carol Hunter is too honest to pretend the sky is about to fall. She is bracing for a year of heavy clouds and stunted growth.

http://www.thestar.com/article/299331

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008713 Views

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All Bark, No Frostbite

Countdown begins to the ’08 Cannington Dog Sled Race & Winter Carnival Feb. 22nd, 23rd and 24th

CANNINGTON, ON, Feb. 8 – The 4th Annual Cannington Dog Sled Race & Winter Carnival is just days away – and this year, the fun-filled extravaganza taking place just minutes north of the GTA is bigger and better than ever before!

More than 70 dog sled teams from across North America will be competing for a $10,000 purse as the picturesque town of Cannington welcomes thousands of spectators to the celebration, billed as one of the best of its kind in Canada.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081815 Views

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Symposium to Create Yukon Research Center of Excellence

FOR RELEASE #08-030
February 8, 2008

WHITEHORSE – Over 70 representatives from universities, the federal and northern territories governments, the Yukon and First Nations governments and Yukon College officials will be at the Yukon College Whitehorse campus Feb. 12 to map out the next steps on how a Yukon Research Centre of Excellence might operate in Yukon.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081073 Views

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Employment Equity Report to Parliament Exposes Serious Gaps in Government Hiring

OTTAWA, Feb. 8 – The picture of employment of historically marginalized Canadians in the federal public service is not as rosy as the government would like to have us believe, says the Public Service Alliance of Canada, a union representing more than 100,000 federal public service workers.

“The report submitted by the Canada Public Service Agency to Parliament on Employment Equity support many of our arguments that we presented earlier this week to the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights,” says Ed Cashman, the PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President for the National Capital Region.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081077 Views

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$500000 program to aid aboriginals – Times Colonist

$500,000 program to aid aboriginals

Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist
Published: Saturday, February 09, 2008

The B.C. government yesterday rolled out a $500,000 program aimed at reducing the disproportionately high number of aboriginal people living on the streets.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/capital_van_isl/story.html?id=e8f24819-e783-45da-90bd-04e6452c9bcc&k=89564

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008744 Views

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Aboriginal artists fear prejudice; Canadians Shane Yellowbird … – Kingston Whig-Standard

Aboriginal artists fear prejudice; Canadians Shane Yellowbird, Crystal Shawanda say it’s not easy being country

Posted By Cassandra Szklarski

They’re as country as they come – a rodeo veteran with a slowpoke drawl and a gritty-voiced crooner with a honky-tonk snarl.

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=896473

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008931 Views

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Details demanded on children missing from residential schools – Globe and Mail

PROTEST: CHURCH LEADERS WARNED
Details demanded on children missing from residential schools

MICHAEL OLIVEIRA
The Canadian Press
February 9, 2008

TORONTO — Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the heads of Canada’s Anglican, Catholic and United churches were put on notice yesterday that protesters won’t rest until everything is known about the tens of thousands of aboriginal children who disappeared from residential schools.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080209.BCPROTEST09/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008728 Views

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Provincial and Territorial Ministers for Housing Work Towards Unified Action Plan

FOR RELEASE #08-031
February 8, 2008

VANCOUVER – Minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation, Jim Kenyon, attended a recent Provincial and Territorial Ministers Housing meeting in Vancouver, and reported that there is unified agreement to address Canada’s present housing situation for those in need.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081074 Views

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Ottawa inks $242M infrastructure deal with Nunavut – CBC

Ottawa inks $242M infrastructure deal with Nunavut

Last Updated: Friday, February 8, 2008 | 4:53 PM CT
CBC News

The Nunavut government is getting $242 million from the federal government for roads, bridges and other infrastructure work, federal Environment Minister John Baird announced Friday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/08/nu-baird.html

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008650 Views

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N.W.T. MLAs demand way to kill Deh Cho Bridge project – CBC

N.W.T. MLAs demand way to kill Deh Cho Bridge project
Newly-surfaced report backs skeptics’ concerns

Last Updated: Friday, February 8, 2008 | 6:20 PM CT
CBC News

Critics of a bridge over the Mackenzie River went after N.W.T. Premier Floyd Roland during question period Friday, armed with a newly-surfaced report that says the bridge project’s costs would outweigh its benefits.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/08/nwt-bridge.html

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008818 Views

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Armed standoff continues in N.W.T. town – CBC

Armed standoff continues in N.W.T. town

Last Updated: Friday, February 8, 2008 | 6:34 PM CT
CBC News

Emergency response teams from Alberta are on their way to Norman Wells Friday to help resolve an armed standoff that has been going on all day.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/08/nwt-standoff.html

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008713 Views

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Antoine chosen as Dehcho interim grand chief – CBC

Antoine chosen as Dehcho interim grand chief

Last Updated: Friday, February 8, 2008 | 5:32 PM CT
CBC News

The newly-chosen interim grand chief of the Dehcho First Nations said upcoming land claims talks with Ottawa will be one of his first priorities.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/08/decho-chief.html

by NationTalk on February 9, 20082090 Views

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Yukon Government and CYFN Release Education Reform Final Report

FOR RELEASE #08-027
February 8, 2008

WHITEHORSE – Members of the Education Reform Project Executive Committee; Chief Joe Linklater, Chief Liard McMillan and Minister of Education Patrick Rouble, today released the Education Reform Project final report.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081228 Views

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Northwestel Volunteer Involvement Fund Supports 19 Groups in 2007

News Release
02/07/2008

The volunteer efforts of Northwestel employees during the past year have resulted in nearly $10,000.00 in sponsorship funding for nineteen northern charities and non-profit groups.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008868 Views

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Bacteria tests in Arctic hamlet may unlock stomach cancer mystery – CBC

Bacteria tests in Arctic hamlet may unlock stomach cancer mystery

Last Updated: Friday, February 8, 2008 | 9:57 AM CT
CBC News

Hundreds of adults living in the small Arctic hamlet of Aklavik, N.W.T., joined a research study this week by getting tested for a stomach bacterium that may be behind the community’s high incidence of stomach cancer.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/08/aklavik-stomach.html

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008758 Views

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Committee reviews business ties of ex-Nunavut minister – CBC

Committee reviews business ties of ex-Nunavut minister
Letters show David Simailak was asked to approve loans for his own business interests

Last Updated: Friday, February 8, 2008 | 1:51 PM CT
CBC News

Former Nunavut cabinet minister David Simailak was asked to approve two $1 million dollar loans for companies in which he had business interests, correspondence reviewed this week by a standing committee of MLAS revealed.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/08/simailak-nbcc.html

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008744 Views

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Award-winning Producer Rita Shelton and Manitoba MP Tina Keeper to Speak at Annual Lecture on Diversity and Canadian Media

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Montreal – Ms. Rita Shelton Deverell, one of Canada’s most respected Black broadcasters, TV producers and directors, actors and journalism educators,will be the keynote speaker at the third Annual Lecture on Diversity and Canadian Media. Her lecture is entitled, “Who Will Inherit the Airwaves?”. The event will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Samuel Bronfman Building of Concordia University, at 1590 Dr. Penfield (corner of Côte des Neiges), Montreal.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081072 Views

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Questioning deaths at Residential schools (Prince Albert Daily Herald)

Questioning deaths at Residential schools

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Another chapter in the sad saga of aboriginal residential schools has begun to emerge. Members of First Nations communities and their supporters are demanding to know what happened to thousands of aboriginal children who died at government- and church-sponsored residential schools.

http://www.paherald.sk.ca/index.cfm?main=broadcast&bcid=2288&cpvid=1

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008751 Views

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Letter to PM demanding to know where kids from residential schools are buried (CNews)

Letter to PM demands to know where kids are buried

By Michael Oliveira, THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the heads of Canada’s Anglican, Catholic and United churches were put on notice Friday that protesters won’t rest until everything is known about the tens of thousands of aboriginal children who disappeared from residential schools.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2008/02/08/4836118-cp.html

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008697 Views

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Chief given discharge – The Daily News

Chief given discharge

SYDNEY
Last updated at 6:37 AM on 09/02/08

A Cape Breton Mi’kmaq chief has been granted a conditional discharge for assaulting and threatening his former wife.

http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=106989&sc=89

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008636 Views

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Killer’s 10-year term angers victim’s sister – Calgary Herald

Killer’s 10-year term angers victim’s sister
‘When you take a life, you should receive life’

Daryl Slade, Calgary Herald
Published: Saturday, February 09, 2008

The older sister of a woman who was brutally stabbed to death during a cocaine- and alcohol-fuelled party 18 months ago was dismayed when her killer was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday.

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/city/story.html?id=6ab626af-d27e-49b1-b736-56745bb341c5

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008668 Views

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Official complaint: Fort Severn teen seeks review of sweatshirt … – The Chronicle Journal

Official complaint: Fort Severn teen seeks review of sweatshirt incident by agency overseeing police

Alana Toulin, The Chronicle-Journal
February 8, 2008, 9:39 pm

The Fort Severn First Nation teen taken aside by a Thunder Bay police officer during a school tour is calling for a review of his case by the agency that oversees police services in Ontario.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/top_story.php?id=90977

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008689 Views

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Autopsy results released Monday in Yellow Quill children deaths – StarPhoenix

Autopsy results released Monday in Yellow Quill children deaths

Canwest News Service
Published: Saturday, February 09, 2008

Autopsies on the bodies of two children found frozen to death last week on the Yellow Quill First Nation have been completed and the results will be released Monday, Saskatchewan’s chief coroner said Friday.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=d0d91dc7-310e-46b0-a0f0-f04490cc698b

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008784 Views

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New Centre Offers Health Service To Vernon’s Homeless

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008HEALTH0014-000160
Feb. 8, 2008

Ministry of Health
Interior Health

VERNON – Health Minister George Abbott today officially opened a new drop-in primary health-care centre that will provide access to health care for homeless and marginalized people in Vernon.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008993 Views

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Yukon First Nations and Yukon Government Delegates Heading to Ottawa

WHITEHORSE, Feb. 8 – Premier Dennis Fentie and Yukon First Nations Chiefs are leading a delegation to Ottawa to meet with federal ministers, politicians and senior government officials on the need to develop a timely and inclusive process for responding to issues identified in the report on the nine year review of the implementation of the Yukon treaties.

“We are going to Ottawa to discuss issues brought up at earlier tripartite meetings and to profile our desire to work collaboratively on governance and land claims implementation objectives,” Fentie said.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008850 Views

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Government of Canada supports Sylvia Grinnell Bridge Project

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IQALUIT, Nunavut (February 8, 2008) – Canada’s Minister of the Environment John Baird, together with Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik and Nunavut Environment Minister Olayuk Akesuk today announced the Government of Canada is investing $1.6 million in the Sylvia Grinnell Bridge Project. Minister Baird made the announcement on behalf of the Hon. Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians and the Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081492 Views

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New Unit To Enhance Policing For First Nations

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
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Feb. 8, 2008

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

NORTH VANCOUVER – A new integrated Aboriginal policing unit will deliver an enhanced, community-focused policing service to the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, Solicitor General John Les announced today during a signing ceremony with the partners in the agreement.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008824 Views

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Nunavut Communities to Benefit from $242 Million Canada-Nunavut Infrastructure Agreement

Iqaluit, Nunavut, February 8, 2008 — To better address the infrastructure needs and priorities of Nunavut communities, the governments of Canada and Nunavut today announced the signing of a Framework Agreement worth $242.68 million under Building Canada, the Government of Canada’s new long-term infrastructure plan. The Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, with the Honourable Paul Okalik, Premier of Nunavut, and the Honourable Levinia Brown, Minister of Community and Government Services for the Government of Nunavut, participated in today’s announcement.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008793 Views

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Bishops meet with Assembly of First Nations chief for first time – Canadian Catholic News

Bishops meet with Assembly of First Nations chief for first time

By Deborah Gyapong
Canadian Catholic News

ONE of seven Catholic bishops who met for the first time with the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) January 29 said he hopes upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearings will be “balanced.”

http://www.canadianchristianity.com/nationalupdates/080206bishops

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Minister Stockwell Day Announces Appointments to the National Parole Board in the Pacific Region

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 8, 2008) – The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, today announced that Kelly-Ann Speck has been re-appointed as a full-time member of the National Parole Board (NPB) and has been designated as Vice-Chairperson of the Pacific Region. Minister Day also announced the appointment of Gordon McRae as a part-time member in the Pacific Region.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081050 Views

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Rethinking the Reserve: Lessons in education from the Third World – National Post

Lessons in education from the Third World

Kevin Libin, National Post
Published: Thursday, February 07, 2008

Listen to James Tooley’s stories about the places his studies in education have taken him and to some Canadians, they might sound strangely familiar. He has made a career visiting classrooms in the Third-World slums of Somalia, Zimbabwe, India, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya, where abject poverty is the norm, parents have little — if any — higher education and children live in the most degraded conditions imaginable.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/rethinkingthereserve/story.html?id=292957

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Forestry a growth opportunity for First Nations – Business Edge

Forestry a growth opportunity for First Nations
But industry’s current challenges posing barriers, conference told

By Monte Stewart – Business Edge
Published: 02/08/2008 – Vol. 8, No. 3

The growth of First Nations-owned and operated forest companies is being stunted by conditions within Canada’s troubled industry, says a spokesman for the Aboriginal forestry industry.

http://www.businessedge.ca/article.cfm/newsID/17120.cfm

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Navajo Nation President welcomes Canada Senate during Fact Finding … – Tulsa Native American Times

Navajo Nation President welcomes Canada Senate during Fact Finding Mission

WINDOW ROCK AZ
2/8/2008

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr, welcomed the Canada Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples as family and relatives on Wednesday.

http://nativetimes.com/index.asp?action=displayarticle&article_id=9321

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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, 2008657 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

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008789 Views

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