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$5-million Boost for Keyano College

Syncrude today announced a $5-million donation to Keyano College to support expanded program offerings and further growth of educational opportunities in the Wood Buffalo region.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008954 Views

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Three Decades of Sweet Success – Syncrude Celebrates 30 Years of Oil Sands Production

9/22/2008

FORT McMURRAY, Alberta —Syncrude is today celebrating a journey today that started 30 years ago when it began producing in the oil sands.

“In 1978, a pioneering group of men and women embarked on a path that few had traveled before,” said Syncrude President and CEO Tom Katinas. “Together, they aimed to create an industry built on the principles of integrity, innovation and responsibility. It’s an accomplishment that we are celebrating today.”

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008822 Views

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The Conservative Government’s Record Comes Under Fire in New e-book

Press Release
September 23, 2008

OTTAWA—Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released The Harper Record, the most comprehensive analysis of the Conservative minority government’s record to date.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008749 Views

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Lack of action frustrating – Chilliwack Times

Lack of action frustrating

Paul J. Henderson, The Times
Published: Tuesday, September 23, 2008

As the federal election campaign heats up, Sto:lo Tribal Council leader Doug Kelly expressed frustration over recent comments by a Conservative government employee, what he sees as an apology to residential school survivors that has so far rung hollow, and the absence of local MP and Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Chuck Strahl at an event in Ottawa.

http://www.canada.com/chilliwacktimes/news/story.html?id=a0d45faf-313b-4cd0-84bf-3ffebc6bee5b

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008661 Views

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No longer in canoe alone – The Times

No longer in canoe alone

Mike Chouinard, The Times
Published: Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lt.-Gov. Steven Point was out walking on the beach recently when he discovered a log that looked like it was being transformed into a canoe. He recounted this anecdote Friday at noon at the Skway longhouse, suggesting it was a metaphor for the future for all British Columbians: a canoe in which we all have to paddle together.

http://www.canada.com/chilliwacktimes/news/story.html?id=c183ce35-dc76-4e7d-a3d4-2284d64dbcef

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008752 Views

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Friendship Centre asks for community support – Cold Lake Sun

Friendship Centre asks for community support

Tuesday September 23, 2008

The Cold Lake Native Friendship Centre operates on very little federal and provincial grants, so they are always looking to other sources to offset the costs.

http://www.coldlakesun.com/News/419097.html

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008663 Views

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Reminder of the AIDS struggle – The Leader-Post

Reminder of the AIDS struggle

Lara Abu-Ghazaleh, The Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Every day an aboriginal person tests positive for HIV in Canada.

To help address the problem, Regina recently joined the rest of Canada on the walk for AIDS through the All Nations Hope AIDS Network (ANHAN).

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=fd4867ca-85b6-49f0-acf6-99704e2db05d

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008578 Views

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Recipe for success – Vancouver Sun

Recipe for success
Surrey education program’s practical, relevant curriculum offers a feast for hungry aboriginal students

Catherine Rolfsen, Vancouver Sun
Published: Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Moses Stewart always knew he was a good cook. His favourite dish to make is chow mein; he once cooked a Chinese feast for 800 people in his hometown of Greenville, a Nisga’a village in northwest B.C.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=a2d3123e-4458-439a-bfd0-2feb9e6d5ffc

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008792 Views

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Grits not keeping Kelowna promises: native leaders – Globe and Mail

Grits not keeping Kelowna promises: native leaders

BILL CURRY
Globe and Mail Update
September 22, 2008 at 6:37 PM EDT

Aboriginal leaders across the country are expressing their disappointment with the Liberals for scaling back their central pledge to tackle native poverty.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080922.welectionnatives0923/BNStory/politics/home

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008639 Views

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Strahl’s silence is deafening – The Times

Strahl’s silence is deafening

The Times
Published: Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Editor:

While the sting of the racist epithets slung by Minister Lawrence Cannon’s executive assistant to a First Nations member of his riding still linger, the silence of Aboriginal Affairs Minister Strahl is deafening.

http://www.canada.com/chilliwacktimes/news/letters/story.html?id=bd494380-9f35-4b8f-9685-2a66eb334260

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008645 Views

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Education minister to continue efforts on literacy and aboriginal education (Times & Transcript)

Education minister to continue efforts on literacy and aboriginal education

Published Tuesday September 23rd, 2008

FREDERICTON – Canada’s education ministers are vowing to continue efforts to tackle the issues of literacy and aboriginal education.

http://www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/424354

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008643 Views

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Crystal Shawanda, Eagle & Hawk top nominees for Aboriginal Music Awards (CBC)

Crystal Shawanda, Eagle & Hawk top nominees for Aboriginal Music Awards

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Country singer Crystal Shawanda and Winnipeg rockers Eagle & Hawk each have a leading five nominations for this year’s Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2008/09/23/abpriginal-music.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008881 Views

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NITA Co-sponsors Historic Aboriginal Trade Mission to China

Vancouver B.C., September 23, 2008 (NNW) – Aboriginal Canadians own or control an immense geographical area–a land mass larger than most countries in the world. The barriers to developing more self-sufficiency and leverage (from mining, energy, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and major infrastructure opportunities) have been access to capital and expertise. From November 2- 14, 2008 RCI Capital Group Inc. and the Native Investment and Trade Association (NITA) have collaborated to organize a historic high-level trade mission to China “RCI China-Canada Aboriginal Business Opportunity 2008”–an event specifically coordinated to address Aboriginal project needs in Canada.

by NationTalk on September 24, 20082710 Views

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School District 48 Named to Better Reflect Region

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008EDUC0110-001438
Sept. 22, 2008

Ministry of Education

SQUAMISH – The Howe Sound school district is being renamed the Sea to Sky school district to better reflect the communities it serves, West Vancouver-Garibaldi MLA Joan McIntyre announced today.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008931 Views

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Lotta Coal Provides Corporate Update and Releases 51-101 Findings

MONTREAL–(September 23, 2008) – Lotta Coal, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LCOL) today provided a corporate update to its shareholders, partners and other stakeholders on the current status of the corporation.

by NationTalk on September 24, 20081705 Views

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Pacific Iron Corporation Announces Initial Results of 2008 Exploration Program

CALGARY, ALBERTA –(Sept. 23, 2008) – Pacific Iron Ore Corporation (TSX VENTURE:POC), announces the results of an additional 11 diamond drill hole samples with respect to its Pearson Project located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008813 Views

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Duncastle Gold Corp.: High-Grade Gold and Silver Intercepted at Yankee-Dundee; Phase II Drilling Starts

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA –(Sept. 23, 2008) – Duncastle Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:DUN) reported today encouraging high-grade results from its 2008 Phase I drilling on its Yankee-Dundee property located three kilometres northeast of Ymir, in southeastern British Columbia.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008975 Views

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David Brancaccio, Stephen Lewis and Barbara J. Krumsiek Lead Speaker Line-Up at 19th Annual SRI in the Rockies Conference

Premier Sustainable and Responsible Investment Industry Event to Draw 700

Colorado Springs, CO –(September 23, 2008) – Award-winning veteran journalist David Brancaccio, Stephen Lewis, Former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations and Barbara J. Krumsiek, Chair, CEO, and President of Calvert Group, Ltd. are among a powerful group of speakers and topics slated for the 19th annual SRI in the Rockies Conference, October 26-29, 2008.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008899 Views

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Anishinabek List Election Priorities, Urge First Peoples Vote

NIPISSING FIRST NATION, ON, Sept. 23 – Anishinabek Nation leadership has identified a set of priorities to be addressed by candidates in the Oct. 14 federal election to complement a campaign that urges active participation by the estimated 100,000 eligible First Nations, Metis and Inuit voters in Ontario.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081081 Views

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Canada Marks International Polar Day September 24, 2008

Edmonton, Alberta –(Sept. 23, 2008) – “People at the Poles” is an International Polar Year (IPY) Day that will be hosted by Canada on September 24, 2008.

This Polar Day is the sixth in a series of Polar Day activities begun in 2007 by the International Joint Committee for IPY. The Canadian IPY Secretariat at the University of Alberta is coordinating a number of activities for this special day, which will focus on IPY research underway in the Far North.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008824 Views

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Baker Lake Uranium Project Agreement Amended to Include Aurora Energy Resources Inc.; Kivalliq to Receive 2,000,000 Shares of Pacific Ridge

Vancouver, British olumbia –(Sept. 23, 2008) – Kivalliq Energy Corporation (TSX VENTURE:KIV) today announced the amendment of the Baker Lake Uranium Project agreement with Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PEX) to include Aurora Energy Resources Inc. (TSX:AUX). The Baker Lake project is located in Nunavut and is approximately 225 kilometres northeast of Kivalliq’s flagship “Angilak” project. Kivalliq acquired the Baker Lake and Angilak projects through the recently completed spin-out of the uranium assets from Kaminak Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:KAM). The amendment to the Baker Lake Project agreement is subject to TSX Venture Exchange and regulatory approval.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008892 Views

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Report Provides a Roadmap to Affordable Housing and Homelessness Policy in Canada

September 23, 2008

CALGARY – As is often the case in Canada, it is unclear which level of government is doing what – and which level should be doing what – when it comes to addressing affordable housing and homelessness. To help Canadians understand the current public policy response to these issues, A Roof Over Our Heads 2008 provides a timely roadmap to federal, provincial and municipal affordable housing and homelessness initiatives.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008846 Views

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A Roof Over Our Heads 2008: Affordable Housing and Homelessness Policy in Canada

(Warning: File is 5 MB)

The way in which policy-makers address affordable housing and homelessness has implications for all Canadians. With many federal housing programs set to expire in 2009, it is an appropriate time to carefully consider the future of housing policy. Moreover, numerous studies are showing that a lack of affordable housing is a major reason for increased homelessness. This report provides an overview of federal, provincial, territorial, and select municipal policies.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081209 Views

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Government Announces New Rules for this Year’s Bison Hunt

FOR RELEASE #08-228
September 22, 2008

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon government has authorized an initial harvest of 200 wood bison for this winter as part of a new adaptive management approach which is consistent with the population level prescribed by the Bison Management Plan, Environment Minister Elaine Taylor announced today.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008933 Views

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Minister Congratulates Finalists, Winners of Atlantic Aboriginal Entrepreneur Awards

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Sept. 22, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) — The finalists and the winners of the fourth annual Atlantic Aboriginal Entrepreneur Awards are being congratulated by Ed Doherty, minister responsible for the Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat. The awards were recently presented in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008918 Views

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New Fund Assists First Nations Entrepreneurs To Launch, Grow Own Businesses: Lathlin

September 23, 2008

Province Commits $20 Million To Fund in First Five Years

The First Peoples Economic Growth Fund opens its doors officially today with a wealth of programs to assist First Nations entrepreneurs launch or build their own businesses, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Oscar Lathlin has announced.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081018 Views

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McGill Expert Alert: Federal election

Sep. 22, 2008

With the federal election called for October 14, we suggest the following sources for your reports on the upcoming campaign:

General/Health care

Antonia Maioni
Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
Expertise: Health-care reform, Quebec/national identity debate, the political process and elections, political parties and candidates. 514-398-4815
antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca
English and French media

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081080 Views

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Two Faces of Poverty: Indigenous Peoples and Women

Posted Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The University of Winnipeg’s Global College is hosting an important conference in November based on the report of the United Nations Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081026 Views

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First Nations Financial Management Board 2007/08 Annual Report

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

The opportunities we have today are the result of decades of effort. Many communities and individuals have made exceptional commitments to assert First Nation jurisdiction and create our own institutions. It is now possible for First Nations to use the tools established by the First Nations Fiscal & Statistical Management Act (FSMA) to create real benefits for their communities.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081155 Views

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Industry Meets Fish Health Requirements in B.C.

INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2008AL0037-001437
Sept. 22, 2008

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

VICTORIA – Increased fish audits and a decline in sea lice numbers were reported in the Province’s 2007 Fish Health Report released today, confirming B.C.’s commitment to uphold high standards of fish health in the province’s aquaculture industry.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081156 Views

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General Dynamics Canada Celebrates 60th Anniversary

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OTTAWA, Ontario, Sept. 22 — General Dynamics Canada officially celebrated its 60th Anniversary today with a flag raising ceremony at its corporate headquarters in Ottawa.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081843 Views

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Ottawa Dermatologist Honoured by Ministry of Health and Social Services in Iqaluit

OTTAWA, Sept. 23 – Dr. Robert Jackson, of the Division of Dermatology, University of Ottawa, and former president of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA), was honoured for over 10 years of providing dermatology services to the eastern portion of Nunavut, encouraging the use of telehealth for dermatology consultations and as a leader among medical specialists providing services from Ottawa.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081424 Views

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Upcoming GIS Users Conference

Steven DeRoy will be co-presenting with David Enns, CEO of Map It Out, at the 2008 ESRI Regional User Conference, held in Winnipeg from October 16 – 17, 2008. Their presentation, Assessing Environmental Risk on First Nation Reserves using ArcPad and ArcGIS Server, takes place at 1:30 on October 16.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008833 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation President’s Message – September 22, 2008

This past week we celebrated a number of Metis Nation anniversaries. These celebrations commemorated important dates in the recognition of our Metis rights and the growth of our Metis Government.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008996 Views

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean Speech on the Occasion of the Opening of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea Annual Science Conference

Halifax, Monday, September 22, 2008

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY

The sea is part of my personal landscape.

I was born on an island in the Caribbean Sea and spent my early childhood there.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081130 Views

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Physician Advocacy Essential for Canada’s First Nations

CMAJ. 2008 September 23; 179(7): 728.
doi: 10.1503/cmaj.081290.

Peter Warren, MB B Chir
Winnipeg Man.

The Government of Canada recently apologized to our First Nations’ people for its residential school policy, which effectively suppressed the linguistic, cultural and spiritual practices of their pupils, with the ultimate aim of assimilation. Federal underfunding coupled with harsh discipline, exacerbated by the presence of abusive staff in some schools, also served to demoralize students and compromise their resistance to disease.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20083322 Views

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Province and UBCM Renew Commitment to First Nations

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008ARR0023-001430
Sept. 22, 2008

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

PENTICTON – The Province and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together on the negotiation and implementation of agreements encompassed by the New Relationship with First Nations, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008963 Views

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Ministers Advance Learn Canada 2020 Priorities

94th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)
Fredericton, New Brunswick – September 22-23, 2008

Fredericton, September 23, 2008 – Education ministers committed today to meeting with First Nation, Métis, and Inuit leaders from across Canada to address Aboriginal education. Ministers were in Fredericton, New Brunswick, for the 94th meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), where they worked on key education priorities including Aboriginal education, literacy, and postsecondary education funding, as outlined in their April 2008 ministerial declaration, Learn Canada 2020.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081181 Views

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Angus Jourdain Wins the NCI Jam

September 22, 2008

Angus Jourdain of Lac La Croix, Ontario took home first place and the cheque for $2,500 at the NCI Jam on September 20. Jourdain wowed the live and radio audiences and the panel of judges with an original song entitled “Warriors.” Along with the honor and cash, Jourdain’s song will receive 100 plays on NCI FM once recorded at the station.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20082252 Views

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Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Contributes $1 Million to Cornwall Community Hospital Renovation Project

Seskehko:wa / September 22, 2008

Akwesasne, ONTARIO — The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) announced that it has made a substantial contribution to ensure that Akwesasne community members will continue to access and receive quality heath care at the Cornwall Community Hospital. MCA has made a $1 million donation to be dispensed over a five-year period towards the hospital’s recent and ongoing renovations to make it the region’s leading State-of-the-Art medical facility.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20082554 Views

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Non-profits Receive $725,000 to Encourage Equality and Reduce Discrimination

September 23, 2008

Edmonton… Over $725,000 in grants from the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund will help 12 organizations promote human rights, remove barriers to participation and challenge racism in Alberta.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008870 Views

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Province to Match Funding for Raise-A-Reader Campaign

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008OTP0230-001433
Sept. 23, 2008

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Education

PENTICTON – For the fifth consecutive year, the Province will match all donations raised during CanWest’s Raise-a-Reader campaign in B.C., Premier Gordon Campbell announced today.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008872 Views

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IMPORTANT NOTICE Re: Change of location for day one of the First Nations Summit Meeting

Please note that the location for Day One (Wednesday September 24, 2008 only) of the First Nations Summit Meeting has changed to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Recreation Centre located at 3010 Sleil Waututh Road, North Vancouver.

Days two and three (Thursday and Friday) of the First Nations Summit meeting will be at the Squamish Nation Chief Joe Mathias Centre (100 Capilano Road, North Vancouver) as originally scheduled.

Thank you,
FIRST NATIONS SUMMIT

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008728 Views

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9th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

For Immediate Release
9th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Presenting Sponsor CTVglobemedia
October 15 – 19, 2008

Announces Opening and Closing Night Galas And Introduces New Partnerships With The National Gallery of Canada and the Geothe-Institut of Toronto

www.imagineNATIVE.org

(September 2, 2008 – Toronto, ON) – The creative voices of Aboriginal women will be among those heard loudly and clearly at the 9th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, which runs in Toronto from Wednesday, October 15th until Sunday, October 19th, 2008. imagineNATIVE is pleased to announce and welcome their presenting sponsor CTVglobemedia.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081265 Views

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Study Merges Decade of Arctic Data as Ice Collapses Into the Sea – innovations-report.de

Study Merges Decade of Arctic Data as Ice Collapses Into the Sea

22.09.2008

Last month, immense ice shelves collapsed into the Arctic Ocean. Polar bears are losing vital hunting grounds and countries are now staking claims to potential oil reserves under the pole. To better gauge the climate changes, Ohio researchers will “reanalyze” a decade of atmospheric, sea, ice and land surface data merged into a single computer model.

http://www.innovations-report.de/html/berichte/studien/study_merges_decade_arctic_data_ice_collapses_sea_118638.html

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008713 Views

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Eradicating poverty first step to healing: Fontaine (Standard Freeholder)

Eradicating poverty first step to healing: Fontaine
Head of AFN addresses bishops in Cornwall

True healing and reconciliation for Canada’s aboriginal peoples will only come once poverty in their communities is eliminated, Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine told about 90 bishops gathered in Cornwall yesterday.

http://standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1212019

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008726 Views

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Aboriginal council formally demands withheld housing project funds … – Metro Canada

Aboriginal council formally demands withheld housing project funds from Ottawa

September 22, 2008

MOOSE FACTORY, Ont. – An aboriginal tribal council in northern Ontario is formally demanding that Ottawa provide the outstanding money needed to finish a housing project in the Kashechewan First Nation.

http://www.metronews.ca/halifax/canada/article/115846

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008728 Views

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Liberals Release Plan for a Richer, Fairer, Greener Canada

September 22, 2008

OTTAWA – The Liberal Party of Canada today released a fully-costed, fiscally-responsible platform, “A Richer, Fairer, Greener Canada,” which lays out a progressive, inclusive vision to make Canada a stronger country for the next generation.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008899 Views

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Call for Nominations 2009 National Award for Excellence In Mental Health and Addictions Initiatives

The Kaiser Foundation is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2009 National Awards for Excellence Program in mental health and addictions initiatives.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008896 Views

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