Kim Baird, 37
First nation chief negotiated historic treaty
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
May 5, 2008 at 12:47 PM EDT
Chief, Tsawwassen First Nation, B.C.
Kim Baird, the youngest chief elected to head the 400-member Tsawwassen First Nation, was a key player in negotiating British Columbia’s first modern urban land treaty, an agreement she proudly says will let her people “take control over our own destiny.”
PROTECTION AGAINST POLAR BEARS
Parks Canada reviewing no-gun policy
The Canadian Press
May 5, 2008
Arctic adventurer and writer Jerry Kobalenko is usually happy to see wildlife on his excursions, but his most recent trip to Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve on Labrador’s northern tip offered more than he needed.
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New Funds for Community-Based Services Will Strengthen Supports For Manitobans on the Road to Recovery: Irvin-Ross
The province is investing $2.8 million to increase access to community mental health and addictions services, and hire 20 new front-line mental health professionals, Healthy Living Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today, marking the beginning of Mental Health Week in Canada.
Speaking Notes Notes for an address by the Honourable Chuck Strahl, PC, MP Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians
Start of Operations for the First Nations Market Housing Fund
May 5, 2008
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It’s a real pleasure for me to join my Cabinet colleague, Minister Solberg, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland regional chief Rick Simon, and all of you to celebrate the start of the First Nations Market Housing Fund.
Bridging the cultural gap through dance, music and film
Show brings First Nations youth from isolated reserve to share experiences
Toronto (ONTARIO) May 6th, 2008 – Bridging the cultural gap through dance, music and film Show brings First Nations youth from isolated reserve to share experiences
This is a show that proves dreams really do come true. Through a video-dance montage, a group of at-risk youth – who will travel to Toronto from their isolated First Nation reserve in northern Ontario to perform at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts on May 21 and 22, 2008 – will share where they come from and express who they want to be. Outside Looking In’s first-annual performance will give Canadians the opportunity to look inside a First Nations community, while First Nations youth get to see beyond theirs.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(May 5, 2008) – Aboriginal theatre students in British Columbia will have continued access to professional arts training thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(May 5, 2008) – Alberta Star Development Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:ASX)(OTCBB:ASXSF)(FRANKFURT:QLD) is pleased to announce that the Company has formally signed an amendment to their original “Master Access & Benefits” agreement (the “Agreement”) with the Deline Land Corporation allowing it to proceed with the permitting and development of the Eldorado South IOCG & uranium project. The agreement expands the surface exploration work which will encompass the Company’s newly developing exploration project known as the Eldorado South IOCG & uranium project.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(May 5, 2008) – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced new support for the Construction Sector Council to address skilled labour shortages in the construction industry.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(May 5, 2008) – In a ceremony in Ottawa today, the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans awarded the 2008 Recreational Fisheries Awards. This year, two individuals and three organizations received the prestigious award.
The NDP is dismissing Chuck Strahl’s visit to the United Nations as an attempt to divert attention away from the growing backlash against the Conservative government’s policies towards First Nations’ human rights and education. Strahl’s speech, which highlighted educational progress, came as education leaders in Canada were denouncing an educational “apartheid” system in Canada.
The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, today extended congratulations to the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) Arts Award winners, who were recognized at a gala celebration held Saturday, May 3, at the Reid Theatre in St. John’s.
Northern social workers who want to further their careers now have an opportunity to apply for a master’s degree in social work (MSW) at Blue Quills First Nations College, in partnership with the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary and Alberta Advanced Education and Technology.
Further to the previous Announcement regarding the 34th All Ontario Chiefs Conference. This will serve to inform you that the 34th Annual Assembly of the Ontario Chiefs will be hosted by Red Rock Indian Band (Lake Helen) from June 3rd to 5th, 2008, to be held at their Traditional Gathering Grounds. This year’s assembly represents our 19th consecutive year in hosting the Annual Conference by one of our First Nation communities.
Greg Young scored a pair of goals to lead Saskatchewan to a 4-3 win over Eastern Door and The North, representing Quebec, in the final of the national aboriginal hockey championship Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Youth want native world view reflected in school curriculum
Posted By Jeffrey Ross
The Winter Fire Youth Conference brought together 100 urban aboriginal youth from Toronto to address the issues and needs of urban youth and give voice to the challenges they face in striving for a strong future.
GATINEAU (May 5, 2008) – The Government of Canada is making home ownership a reality for more First Nations people living on reserve. Today, Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians announced the official opening of the First Nations Market Housing Fund.
Points to predicted U.S. shortage as reason to remain vigilant
TORONTO, May 4 – Dr. Ken Arnold, the new president of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), says Ontario’s health care system must be able to compete with other Canadian jurisdictions as well as the United States. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, by 2020, the doctor shortage in the United States is expected to grow to 250,000, increasing competition for doctors in North America and highlighting the need to remain focused on recruitment and retention.
Economic development should be at forefront for bands: expert
By Carl Clutchey
Sunday, May 4, 2008
A veteran native development officer says she‘s confident more Ontario bands will escape their cycle of poverty and despair if they adopt a sometimes unpopular strategy that focuses on economic development.
DUTTON, ONTARIO–(May 3, 2008) – The community of Dunwich/Dutton will be able to take part in educational and cultural activities and events that celebrate the local heritage of the region, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada.
OTTAWA, May 4 – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), together with the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians will make an important announcement concerning the $300 million First Nations Market Housing Fund.
On September 13, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by an overwhelming vote of 144-4. The UN Secretary-General, other prominent international leaders, and human rights experts hailed this historic event as a victory for the human rights of the world’s most disadvantaged and victimized peoples.
Turtle Lodge, Sagkeeng First Nation
June 2 – 5, 2008
This is a historical gathering bringing together Traditional Healers from the five different cultural groups (Dakota/Dene/Ojibway/OjiCree/Cree) in Manitoba to discuss important issues of traditional healing and cultural practices. The gathering will be held outdoors beside the Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng First Nation. Through the guidance of Traditional Healer Advisors, themes have been developed to guide the discussions:
May 2, 2008- TORONTO – The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation congratulates the 1997 Law & Justice NAAA Laureate Harry Laforme as the newly appointed Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).Justice Harry Laforme received the prestigious Law & Justice award in 1997 from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation. Justice […]
Alberta Court Upholds MNA Judiciary Council’s Decision to Reprimand and Suspend Rick Boucher Until 2010
Metis Self-Government Institutions Respected and Vindicated
Edmonton, AB (May 2, 2008) – Yesterday, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta upheld the decision of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Judiciary Council to reprimand and suspend Rick Boucher, MNA Region 1 Vice President.
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
15th & 16th Meetings (AM & PM)
On Special Theme, Says Indigenous Ways of Life Threatened by Climate Change,
Calls for Indigenous Participation in All Aspects of International Debate on Issue
Hailing the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the General Assembly in September 2007 as the beginning of a “new era of renewed partnerships”, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues today pledged its commitment to making the Declaration a “living document” throughout its work.
For Immediate Release
May 2, 2008
Office of the Premier
Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts
NORTH VANCOUVER – The Province is providing a one-time grant of $9 million to help British Columbians celebrate and preserve Canada’s unique maritime heritage at a new National Maritime Centre for the Pacific and the Arctic, Premier Gordon Campbell announced today.
VANCOUVER, May 1 – (All figures in US dollars except where noted) – Northgate Minerals Corporation (TSX: NGX; AMEX: NXG) today reported adjusted net earnings of $29,393,000 or $0.12 per diluted common share and cash flow from operations of $15,450,000 or $0.06 per diluted common share for the first quarter of 2008. Northgate’s net earnings of $20,427,000 or $0.08 per diluted common share include a one-time, non-cash mark-to-market gain of $9,836,000 arising from the settlement of the gold forward contracts of Perseverance Corporation Ltd. (“Perseverance”), and the negative non-cash change of $29,332,000 in the fair value of copper forward sales contracts related to future production in late 2009 and 2010. A reconciliation of net earnings to adjusted net earnings is provided under the section entitled Non-GAAP Measures.
OTTAWA, May 2 – On National Aboriginal Diabetes Awareness Day, the Assembly of First Nations is announcing that it will launch a fitness challenge, this summer, as part of an initiative to encourage healthy lifestyles.
VANCOUVER, May 2 – “Let’s focus on the needs of all learners, rather than blaming and shaming schools,” says Glen Hansman, President of the Vancouver Elementary School Teachers’ Association (VESTA) in response to the release of the Fraser Institute’s misleading annual Report Card on Elementary Schools – which is coming under increasing criticism from the education community. “Another year, another Fraser Institute Report Card on Schools giving the public a false impression of what is really going on in schools,” continues Glen Hansman.
OTTAWA, May 2 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine issued the following statement today regarding Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl’s justification of the minority Conservative federal government’s opposition to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and his government’s characterization of the gains made for First Nations under the Conservative agenda during his recent trip to the United Nations in New York City.
The View From Here: Toxic Trespass – Canadian Premiere
Wednesday May 14, 2008 at 10 pm ET, simulcast on TVO and at TVOParents.com
Your Voice: Toxic Trespass live webcast discussion
Wednesday May 14, 2008 at 11 pm ET at TVOParents.com
TORONTO, May 2 – From bisphenol A (BPA) to pesticides, chemicals and pollutants surround us. Last month, the federal government proposed that BPA, a chemical commonly found in plastic baby bottles should be classified as “toxic” under Canadian law. And the Ontario government introduced new legislation banning the sale and use of cosmetic pesticides. Is that enough to protect children from the environmental toxic soup? What’s the impact of all these chemicals on our kids’ health? On Wednesday May 14, 2008 starting at 10 pm, TVO provides insight into these questions through a multi-platform event beginning with the documentary Toxic Trespass, followed by a live webcast discussion with experts.
The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) is the national voice of Canada’s private broadcasters, representing the vast majority of Canadian programming services including private television and radio stations, networks and specialty, pay and pay-per view television services. The CAB is pleased to present its 2007-08 Report on Diversity in Broadcasting (the Report) to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
Rebuffing accusations of genocide, churches join Aboriginal groups and Ottawa in an effort to account for children who died in residential schools.
This spring, as churches, the federal government and Aboriginal groups prepared to take part in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into Canada’s residential school legacy, the words of Bob Watts began to ring true. A year ago, Watts, the interim executive secretary of the commission, told a conference that “before the truth can heal, it may hurt,” and that reconciliation “may be a messy task and it may bring out uncomfortable truths.”