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On Stage: Agokwe – Eye Weekly

On Stage: Agokwe

BY Rea McNamara September 29, 2008

It’s appropriate that the trickster — an archetype that has long blurred the lines of gender and sexuality — anchors this tale of star-crossed love between two teenage rez boys. As one of six characters in Waawaate Fobister’s one-man show, the part-raven, part-campy emcee Nanabush gleefully cavorts on stage and lures the audience into the two-spirited perspective, taking this personal monologue into biomythographical (a term coined by poet Audre Lorde) territory.

http://www.eyeweekly.com/arts/theatre/article/40619

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Harper absent in fight against poverty, say activists – Toronto Star

CANADA VOTES
Harper absent in fight against poverty, say activists

Sep 29, 2008

OTTAWA – Anti-poverty activists say only one of the five main federal party leaders has failed to produce a plan to combat poverty – Stephen Harper.

http://www.thestar.com/article/508287

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008754 Views

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Aboriginals accuse bank of loan discrimination – Canada.com

Aboriginals accuse bank of loan discrimination

Max Harrold , Canwest News Service
Published: Friday, September 26, 2008

MONTREAL – The Laurentian Bank does not discriminate against First Nations people when it flags loan applicants with certain postal codes, most of which are for native reserves, the bank said Friday.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=881c775c-651f-43ef-a2aa-29406d8fd09d

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008764 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal Festival – 2008 Education Day Registration Form Now Available

Education Day was originally added to the Canadian Aboriginal Festival in response to numerous requests from educators to include an opportunity for students to learn more about Aboriginal peoples.

by NationTalk on September 29, 20081188 Views

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APTN Welcomes Aimee Powell as new Director of Sales and Business Development

MEDIA ADVISORY www.aptn.ca September 29, 2008 APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) is pleased to announce Aimee Powell has accepted the position of Director of Sales and Business Development at APTN effective October 1, 2008. She will be based out of the Toronto office. Ms. Powell is Cree, born and raised in Toronto. She has been […]

by NationTalk on September 29, 20081584 Views

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Protesters make stand at pipeline construction compound near Regina – The Leader-Post

Protesters make stand at pipeline construction compound near Regina

Heather Polischuk, The Leader-Post; with files from CanWest News Service
Published: Monday, September 29, 2008

REGINA — Numerous members of Treaty Four brought Trans-Canada Highway traffic to a crawl and barricaded the road leading into the Waschuk Pipeline construction compound east of Regina on Sunday as part of provincewide — and quite possibly Canada-wide — protests.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/story.html?id=485bdd10-836d-475e-b2e9-7c94414b3c0d

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008773 Views

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Flesh Trade Targets Natives – Ottawa Sun

Flesh Trade Targets Natives
Young Aboriginal women used as a sex commodity in cities across Canada

By TAMARA CHERRY, SUN MEDIA

On the street corners of Canada’s largest cities, thousands of women are bought and sold every night.

http://ottsun.canoe.ca/News/National/2008/09/29/6915286-sun.html

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008670 Views

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FSIN joins the race – The Leader-Post

FSIN joins the race

Doug Cuthand, Special to The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, September 29, 2008

It’s really the silly season! As if it weren’t bad enough that we were having federal elections for both the American and Canadian governments, now the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations has stepped into the act.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=b068bdb7-d75e-4593-98d3-822ea2fbca7c

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008762 Views

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Nunavut election candidates set to start campaign – CBC

Nunavut election candidates set to start campaign
2 MLAs acclaimed; no candidates in South Baffin constituency

Last Updated: Monday, September 29, 2008

A total of 44 Nunavummiut are running for office in Nunavut’s territorial election set for Oct. 27.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/09/29/nuvotes-candidates.html

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008649 Views

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Native leaders band together to broker direct investment deals with China – Globe and Mail

NATURAL RESOURCES: CHINA-CANADA ABORIGINAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
Native leaders band together to broker direct investment deals with China

JOE FRIESEN
September 29, 2008

When a group of more than 100 Canadian native leaders arrives in China six weeks from now, they will carry a message that is both historic and disarmingly straightforward: China has vast wealth to invest, and Canada’s native communities, with their access to timber, coal and minerals, want to do business.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080929.NATIVES29/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008588 Views

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Innu hydro deal will be hard to sell, former leader claims – CBC

Innu hydro deal will be hard to sell, former leader claims
Business group welcomes deal on compensation, Lower Churchill revenues

Last Updated: Monday, September 29, 2008

A tentative deal involving Innu leaders and the Newfoundland and Labrador government over land rights and hydro revenues came with no consultation, a former leader says.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/09/29/innu-deal.html

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008606 Views

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Too costly to hook up to northern B.C. power line: Yukon Energy – CBC

Too costly to hook up to northern B.C. power line: Yukon Energy

Last Updated: Monday, September 29, 2008

Officials with Yukon Energy Corp. are keenly watching plans in the works for a hydroelectricity power line in neighbouring northern British Columbia, but say there’s little chance the territory can capitalize on the emerging project.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/09/29/yukon-bcline.html

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008549 Views

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First Nations Take Action – StarPhoenix

First Nations take action
Regina-area protest fuelled by concern over construction of new oil pipeline

Heather Polischuk, Saskatchewan News Network with CNS files
Published: Monday, September 29, 2008

REGINA — Protesters representing Treaty 4 First Nations brought traffic on Highway 1 east of Regina to a crawl and barricaded the road leading into a pipeline construction compound on Sunday as part of protests planned provincewide, and possibly for across Canada.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/story.html?id=a45e0450-1914-4b8b-ab02-6a9bf4c340c6

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008632 Views

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Northern communities applaud electrification of Highway 37 – CBC

Northern communities applaud electrification of Highway 37

Last Updated: Monday, September 29, 2008

Communities across northern B.C. are looking toward the future now that the province is moving ahead with its plans to build the Northwest Transmission Line.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/09/28/bc-northwest-transmission-reaction.html

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008713 Views

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Aboriginal Issues Should Be A Priority in this Election

September 29, 2008

OTTAWA – A new Liberal government will focus on quality of life issues and renewing relations between the government and First Nations, Métis and Inuit, Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion said today.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008742 Views

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FSIN Supports First Nation Action Against Big Business

FSIN Communications Unit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2008

(Saskatoon, SK) The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is in support of the action taken by Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 Chiefs who are demonstrating against the pipeline industry for their broken promises. Chiefs and band members will peacefully gather at two locations where the pipeline crosses First Nation traditional territories.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008948 Views

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OAC Strategic Plan 2008-2013

Connectiona and Creativity
a vision for the arts and the people of Ontario

WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is guided by the far-seeing mandate it was given in 1963 – to foster the creation and production of art for the benefit of all Ontarians. Although our priorities have evolved over the years, the OAC has always played a leading role in developing and sustaining Ontario’s arts sector and in initiating opportunities so all Ontarians have access to the arts.

by NationTalk on September 29, 20081049 Views

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New $30 Million Business Incentive Program to Attract Business to Central and Northern BC

Sep 29, 2008

o New program by Northern Development Initiative Trust improves businesses’ bottom line by up to $10,000 per new job created based on direct capital investment and training expenditures
o Program lowers the cost of implementing productivity increasing capital equipment
o Program offers the flexibility to cover any combination of training provider costs and/or on the job training costs for new employees
o Program funds are directly paid to the business based on performance

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008902 Views

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FSIN To Open Natural Resources Centre Of Excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2008

(Saskatoon, SK) Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Vice-Chief Morley Watson is please to announce the opening of the Saskatchewan First Nations Natural Resource Centre of Excellence. The office will be located in Saskatoon at the FSIN Head Office at 100-103A Packham Avenue. The office will be fully operational by early November.

by NationTalk on September 29, 20081223 Views

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Plan Nord: An Opportunity for Jean Charest to Establish a New and Respectful Relationship with First Nations

WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 29 – For First Nations, the respect of their rights, the settlement of their land claims and their active participation in the development of their territory, these are all conditions that are essential to the success of the Plan Nord, being put forward by Jean Charest.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008963 Views

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Young Aboriginal women used as a sex commodity in cities across Canada

On the street corners of Canada’s largest cities, thousands of women are bought and sold every night.

Most of them, experts say, are aboriginal and an alarming number are trafficked.

http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2008/09/29/6915286-sun.html

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008585 Views

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AFN National Chief and Youth Council launch National Day of Political Action

OTTAWA, Sept. 29 – Today, AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine and the AFN National Youth Council launched the National Day of Political Action as one of the initiatives of “Vote ’08, Change Can’t Wait!”. This campaign aims to increase First Nations political participation, to encourage voting among First Nations voters and to increase the profile of Aboriginal issues in this election.

by NationTalk on September 29, 20081177 Views

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New Brunswick Government Accepts Registration of Sisson Brook Project and Geodex Expands Treasury by an Additional $750,000.00

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Sept. 29, 2008) – Geodex Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GXM)(FRANKFURT:G2W) (the ‘Company’) is pleased to announce that it has registered its Sisson Brook tungsten-molybdenum project (the ‘Project’) with the New Brunswick Department of Environment. The Company has also completed its first full year of environmental and socio-economic studies for the Project area. This work is being carried out by Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. with assistance from TerrAtlantic Engineering Ltd.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008837 Views

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North Saskatchewan River Watershed Source Water Protection Plan Completed

News Release – September 29, 2008

The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority and the North Saskatchewan River Basin Council officially released Saskatchewan’s seventh source water protection plan today.

by NationTalk on September 29, 20081120 Views

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First Nations Issues have Potential to Affect Outcomes of Key Ontario Ridings

SEPTEMBER 29, 2008 – Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse, from the Chiefs of Ontario and First Nations leadership from across Ontario will join together to challenge the candidates in the October 14th election for direct action on First Nations issues particularly in ‘swing’ ridings where First Nation issues can be a deciding factor in the […]

by NationTalk on September 29, 20081523 Views

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Aboriginal Sport Circle announces new Chairperson and Treasurer

For Immediate Release
September 25, 2008

AKWESASNE, Ontario – The Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) is pleased to announce the election of George ‘Tex’ Marshall, of Nova Scotia as Chairperson at its Annual General Assembly held September 13 – 14, 2008 in Kelowna, BC.

by NationTalk on September 29, 20081250 Views

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Aboriginal Music Promotion

Cweedband.com, CDPlus Canada, Newcap Radio and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) are collaborating on a promotional initiative to showcase aboriginal recording artists.

An aboriginal artists music rack has been set up in select CD Plus stores across Canada featuring 40 top aboriginal recording artist titles.

by NationTalk on September 29, 20082034 Views

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The National Association of Friendship Centres Urges Federal Party Leaders to Include Urban Aboriginal Issues as A Top Priority

For Immediate Release

OTTAWA, ON, September 26, 2008: The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) urges federal party leaders to make urban Aboriginal issues a top priority.

The 2008 federal election comes at an important time for the Friendship Centre Movement. Friendship Centres have been struggling with insufficient federal core funding for well over a decade. Key federal urban programs and services are often designed and delivered with no input from Friendship Centres, which are Canada’s largest urban Aboriginal service delivery infrastructure. Tremendous challenges exist in other areas of federal jurisdiction with no targeted urban Aboriginal programming available. Many urban Aboriginal people face tremendous challenges daily with no targeted urban Aboriginal programming available in many areas of need. Making matters worse, all too often national policy processes to address these areas exclude Friendship Centres and our representatives.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008926 Views

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FSIN Fourth Vice Chief Lyle Whitefish Acclaimed: Three Candidates Seek Office Of Second Vice Chief

(September 19, 2008)

(Saskatoon, SK) Nominations closed at 12 noon today with only FSIN Vice Chief Lyle Whitefish seeking the office of Fourth Vice Chief. Vice Chief Whitefish is therefore acclaimed and will remain Fourth Vice-Chief of the Federation.

by NationTalk on September 29, 20081415 Views

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Liberal Leader – Aboriginal Issues Should be a Priority in this Election

OTTAWA – A new Liberal government will focus on quality of life issues and renewing relations between the government and First Nations, Métis and Inuit, Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion said today.

“The future of Canada is tied to the fortunes of Aboriginal Peoples. In the post-apology era, it is crucial to move beyond symbolic support of Aboriginal Peoples. To move forward we need to take real action to reduce poverty. So far we haven’t heard anything from Conservative Leader Stephen Harper on this issue,” said Mr. Dion.

by NationTalk on September 29, 20081451 Views

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Aboriginals accuse bank of loan discrimination

MONTREAL – The Laurentian Bank does not discriminate against First Nations people when it flags loan applicants with certain postal codes, most of which are for native reserves, the bank said Friday.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/story.html?id=881c775c-651f-43ef-a2aa-29406d8fd09d

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008581 Views

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New Democrats Outline 7-point Aboriginal Platform

Mon 29 Sep 2008

It’s time to end the discrimination, racism and neglect: Layton

WINNIPEG – The New Democrat’s Aboriginal Affairs Critic Jean Crowder (Nanaimo-Cowichan) presented the party’s seven-point Aboriginal platform, addressing issues ranging from investing in basic infrastructure for clean water and safe housing to fairly compensating residential school survivors.

by NationTalk on September 29, 20081112 Views

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Statistics Canada – Final estimates of 2006 Census coverage

Monday, September 29, 2008

The census attempts to count every person residing in Canada on Census Day. However, two types of errors can occur. Some people who should be enumerated can be missed (undercoverage), while some other persons can be enumerated more than once (overcoverage). The difference between these two coverage errors is called net undercoverage.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008828 Views

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The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory-Calvin Helin, Noted Aboriginal Lawyer and Best-Selling Author, Offers Solutions to Canadian Aboriginals’ Welfare Dependency

Vancouver, British Columbia –(Sept. 29, 2008) – Calvin Helin, lawyer, author and an outspoken opponent of Canada’s long standing welfare state approach to aboriginal issues, will discuss how the flawed government structure for aboriginals in Canada and dependence on the welfare system contributes to their disempowerment during a Fraser Institute luncheon on Tuesday, September 30.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008981 Views

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Warning From Campaign 2000 to Federal Parties: High Child Poverty Rates Threaten Social Fabric of Canada’s Cities

Toronto, Ontario –(Sept. 29, 2008) – Citing disturbing census data on high child and family poverty rates in major Canadian cities, the national anti-poverty coalition, Campaign 2000, today urged all federal party leaders to commit to a Poverty Reduction Strategy for Canada.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008942 Views

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NDP Plan Will Make A Real Difference for Those Who Need Housing, Co-ops say

OTTAWA, Sept. 28 – The NDP announcement of a comprehensive plan to create new affordable housing is welcome news for the four million Canadians in core housing need, the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada said today.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008852 Views

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Media Advisory – Métis Leadership and Dignitaries to Announce Selection of Ontario University To Host First Research Chair in Métis Studies

TORONTO, Sept. 29 – Gary Lipinski, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and Métis leadership from across Ontario will join with the Honourable Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Honourable John Milloy, Minister of Colleges Training and Universities and Paul Genest from the Council of Ontario Universities to formally announce the Ontario university selected to host the Research Chair of Métis Studies.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008957 Views

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Inuit Leader Sends 12 Questions to Party Leaders in an Open Letter

To date, responses have been received from the Liberal Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party of Canada and the Bloc Québécois

Mary Simon has selected twelve questions that are important to Inuit and are current in our nation’s political dialogue. These questions have been sent to the five party leaders for comment before the upcoming election. We will be posting the replies we receive from each party during the first week of October.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008716 Views

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Well-Being of People Living on North Coast of Labrador Highlights Ministers’ Visit

Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
Health and Community Services
Tourism, Culture and Recreation
September 29, 2008

Today, the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, along with the Honourable Ross Wiseman, Minister of Health and Community Services, and the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, travel to the north coast of Labrador to meet with community leaders and to tour local infrastructure. An extensive schedule has been planned, with visits to Rigolet, Makkovik, Postville, Hopedale, Natuashish and Nain. The ministers will be accompanied by Boyd Rowe, Chief Executive Officer of Labrador Grenfell Health.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008881 Views

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Vancouver Island University makes History

Vancouver Island University (VIU) installed Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo as the institution’s first Chancellor Thursday.

Chief Atleo’s appointment is significant because he is the first Aboriginal person to be appointed as a Chancellor in the province of British Columbia.

by NationTalk on September 29, 20081216 Views

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$1-million gift for Aboriginal Gathering Place takes U of A past its Campaign 2008 goal

September 26, 2008 – Edmonton-Although buildings don’t teach, discover or necessarily even inspire, the good ones welcome.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008847 Views

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No More Teachers, No More Books… No More Polar Bear’s Dirty Looks?

Posted Friday, September 26, 2008

When polar bears walk about your classroom, people take note. That’s why the University of Manitoba won the 2008 Canadian Excellence in Environmental Education Award.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2008944 Views

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Copper Fox Applauds Advancement of Northwest Power Line

CALGARY, Sept. 26 – Copper Fox Metals Inc. (CUU-TSX-V, CPFXF-S/P) applauds Premier Gordon Campbell, and the Province of British Columbia for its announcement to immediately start the environmental assessment process and First Nations Consultation on the Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) along Highway 37.

by NationTalk on September 28, 20081030 Views

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Office of the Wet’suwet’en: BC First Nations Vote Unanimously for 10-Year Coalbed Methane Moratorium

Vancouver, British Columbia –(Sept. 26, 2008) – The First Nations Summit has just passed a resolution calling for a 10-year moratorium on all coalbed methane (CBM) drilling in the province of BC. The resolution comes on the heels of a similar one passed yesterday by the Union of BC Municipalities.

by NationTalk on September 28, 20082850 Views

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Access to Justice for Individuals with FASD Research Project Report

FASD AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN THE YUKON

Submitted to:
Yukon Department of Justice

Submitted by:
Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Background

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term that refers to a range of life-long physical, neuropsychological, cognitive, and behavioural impairments that result from prenatal exposure to alcohol. In recent years there has been growing recognition that individuals with FASD experience difficulties functioning in their communities, and more specifically, within the justice system. Few studies, however, have focused on issues related to access to justice, and whether the justice system is adequately meeting the needs of individuals with FASD.

by NationTalk on September 28, 20081021 Views

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B.C. to Move Forward with Northwest Transmission Line

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008OTP0238-001467
Sept. 26, 2008

Office of the Premier

PENTICTON – Premier Gordon Campbell has announced the Province will immediately start the environmental assessment process and First Nations consultation on the Northwest Transmission Line along Highway 37. This is the first step towards building a powerline that has the potential to generate billions of dollars in capital investment, create thousands of new jobs and open economic opportunities on a global scale in the Northwest.

by NationTalk on September 28, 2008879 Views

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Yukon to Host Follow-Up FASD Conference

FOR RELEASE #08-234
September 26, 2008

WHITEHORSE – The Department of Justice will host a Yukon roundtable on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) this October, Justice Minister Marian C. Horne announced today.

by NationTalk on September 28, 20081068 Views

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Report on the Meeting of Provincial and Territorial Ministers and Representatives Responsible for Culture and Heritage in Québec City

Meeting of Provincial-Territorial Ministers responsible for Culture and Heritage
Québec, Quebec – September 25-26, 2008

QUÉBEC CITY, Québec, September 26, 2008—The meeting of provincial and territorial ministers and representatives responsible for Canadian culture and heritage ended today in Québec City. Chaired by Ms. Christine St-Pierre, Québec Minister of Culture, Communication, and the Status of Women, the meeting addressed a number of issues of common interest.

by NationTalk on September 28, 2008898 Views

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Funding to Support Metis BC150 Celebrations

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008TCA0103-001464
Sept. 26, 2008

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

VICTORIA – The Province is providing $150,000 funding to Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) to support projects and events in celebration of B.C.’s 150th anniversary, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett and Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

by NationTalk on September 28, 20081045 Views

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Community Spirit Program donation grant deadline extended to December 31

September 26, 2008

Edmonton… The deadline for donation grant applications for the Community Spirit Program has been extended to December 31, 2008. Based on feedback from charitable and non-profit organizations in Alberta, the deadline has been extended to allow more time for organizations to apply for donation grants.

by NationTalk on September 28, 20081008 Views

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