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Scholars to Envision a Sustainable Future for Aboriginal Communities

(5-Jun-2008)

On June 18th to 20th, 2008, the Community Economic and Social Development (CESD) department of Algoma University is hosting the annual Canadian Indigenous Native Studies Association (CINSA) Conference 2008, titled “Visions of Sustainability”.

The vibrancy of Indigenous communities across Canada has been profoundly affected by colonization, and many communities are struggling. However, the resilience of Indigenous peoples in Canada, and indeed around the world, continues to provide hope and inspiration to those who seek a sustainable future.

by NationTalk on June 10, 20081446 Views

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Minister responds to Labrador MP Todd Russell – The Labradorian

Minister responds to Labrador MP Todd Russell

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The Labradorian

Dear Editor:

Our government is working in strong partnership with Aboriginal communities and organizations to develop solutions to difficult issues facing Inuit, Métis and First Nations people, solutions that show measurable progress, establish clear priorities and make strategic investments.

http://www.thelabradorian.ca/index.cfm?sid=142207&sc=353

by NationTalk on June 10, 20081774 Views

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National Residential Schools Apology-public Viewing

MEDIA ADVISORY

CANADA’S PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER
NATIONAL RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS APOLOGY
PUBLIC VIEWING
ALGOMA UNIVERSITY, JUNE 11, 2008

Algoma University, the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA) and the National Residential School Survivors’ Society (NRSSS) invite members of the local and regional community to attend a live broadcast viewing of the Prime Minister’s Apology to Canada’s Residential School Survivors and their Families.

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008686 Views

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Copper Ridge Place – A Learning Experience For Student Nurses

FOR RELEASE #08-139
June 9, 2008

WHITEHORSE – Staff at Copper Ridge Place are saying goodbye to six nursing students from Camosun College who are completing a six-week practicum at the continuing care facility.

The practicum was the first of its kind for both Copper Ridge Place and the Victoria-based college where a group of students, along with an instructor, were placed in one location to be mentored over a six-week period.

by NationTalk on June 10, 20081259 Views

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National Day of Action 2008 Speech from Chief Florence Phillips

June 9, 2008

Mohawks of Akwesasne
May 29, 2008,
Ottawa

In September of 2007, 143 countries of the United Nations approved the adoption of a declaration that recognizes, “the right of indigenous families and communities to retain shared responsibility for the upbringing, training, education and well-being of their children, consistent with the rights of the child.”

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008869 Views

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Maximizing Opportunities – Hon. Jackson Lafferty

Monday, June 09, 2008
Statement to the Legislative Assembly
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Mr. Speaker, I would like to take the opportunity today as the lead minister to provide an update on the activities that are being undertaken and planned under the Maximizing Opportunities strategic initiative.

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008884 Views

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Province Calls for Nominations, Applications for 2008 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards

June 10, 2008
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Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable Development to Honour Manitobans Contributing to Sustainability: Struthers

Manitobans and Manitoba-based companies and organizations are encouraged to participate in the 2008 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards established by the Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable Development, Conservation Minister Stan Struthers announced today.

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008739 Views

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Reserve may cause city to alter annexation plan – Leader Post

Reserve may cause city to alter annexation plan

Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The city’s plan to annex land for future industrial development in the RM of Sherwood could hit a bump — a parcel of that land is owned by the Sakimay First Nation.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=77b37522-4319-4f64-8fe9-e2cb5fabddb7

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008712 Views

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First Nations study flood compensation offer – StarPhoenix

First Nations study flood compensation offer

Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2008

REGINA (SNN) — The federal and provincial governments have made settlement offers to four First Nations in the hopes of resolving a long-standing land claim dispute over the operation of water-control structures along the Qu’Appelle Valley River basin.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=abe1cb69-771f-46a8-a222-a9cfda865426

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008696 Views

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Big-hearted play yearns for structure (The Globe and Mail)

Big-hearted play yearns for structure

J. KELLY NESTRUCK
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
June 10, 2008 at 3:25 AM EDT

WHERE THE BLOOD MIXES
Written by Kevin Loring
Directed by Glynis Leyshon
Starring Billy Merasty
and Ben Cardinal

At the Luminato festival in Toronto and the Magnetic North festival in Vancouver

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080610.wblood10/BNStory/Entertainment/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20080610.wblood10

by NationTalk on June 10, 20081721 Views

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Apology to spare no detail, Strahl says (The Globe and Mail)

Apology to spare no detail, Strahl says
Harper’s speech to address sexual, mental abuse at residential schools; counsellors will be there to ease survivors’ memories of trauma

BILL CURRY
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
June 10, 2008 at 2:37 AM EDT

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper will offer a lengthy and detailed apology tomorrow that will specifically acknowledge the mental, physical and sexual abuse suffered by aboriginal children at residential schools as a result of the decades-long federal policy.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080610.wapology10/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20080610.wapology10

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008755 Views

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New Scholarships Recognize Alberta Apprentices for Excellence

June 9, 2008

Edmonton… More apprentices in Alberta will be rewarded for their achievements in technical training with the addition of two new scholarship categories – pre-apprentice and top apprentice – to the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) Board Family of Scholarships.

“Scholarships are a great way to motivate apprentices and trainees to strive for excellence, not only in their on-the-job training with their employers but also while in the classroom,” said Doug Horner, Minister of Advanced Education and Technology. “These awards encourage more Albertans to complete their trades training and help meet industry demand for highly skilled workers.”

by NationTalk on June 10, 20081014 Views

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Grab Sample Report – Alberta Star Development Corp

June 9, 2008 TSX-V Trading Symbol: ASX
OTC BB Trading Symbol: ASXSF
FRANKFURT Trading Symbol: QLD
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ALBERTA STAR SAMPLES 22.72% COPPER, 1427.0 G/TON SILVER AND 8.30% ZINC AT THE MILE LAKE, NT IOCG DISCOVERY

Alberta Star Development Corp. (the “Company”) listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (ASX), on the OTCBB (ASXSF) and on the Frankfurt Exchange (QLD), is pleased to report on grab samples received from the Mile Lake IOCG prospect where the Company discovered a new high grade poly-metallic breccia that is rich in copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc, silver and tungsten. (NR- Nov 16, 2006). The Mile Lake IOCG prospect is situated on the Company’s Contact Lake property on the south side of Echo Bay. Field work and sampling in 2007 has confirmed additional poly-metallic mineralization in grab samples at several target areas at Mile Lake, NT.

by NationTalk on June 10, 20081264 Views

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Stornowat Confirms Four New Qilalugaq Kimberlites Diamondiferous

June 9, 2008

Diamond Content of 30 cpht for 5.4 ha Q1 Body

Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX-SWY) is pleased to provide the following update for the 1.04 million acre Qilalugaq Project, situated north of Repulse Bay in Nunavut. The property hosts 17 kimberlites, including the 14 ha coalescing Q1-4 bodies, currently the largest known kimberlite in the eastern Arctic and the subject of a previous large scale sampling program by BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. (”BHP Billiton”). Under the terms of an option agreement signed between BHP Billiton and Stornoway on July 10, 2006 and revised June 5, 2008, Stornoway can earn 50% in the project from BHP Billiton by spending $9 million before December 31, 2012.

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008818 Views

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Measuring Progress—Strengthening Governance and Assisting in the Promotion of Positive Change: Reflections on a Grassroots Community-Based Sustainability Indicators Project

By Christa Rust

Over the past year, IISD has been engaged in a joint project with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to measure the well-being of Winnipeg First Nations community. Measures are being sought to illuminating the current state of the urban First Nations community, what course the community is on, and how far the community is from their common-vision of the future.

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008864 Views

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Auto/forest Workers to Be Endangered Species in Ontario

June 5, 2008
To: Selected Media
For Immediate Release

TORONTO – As manufacturing jobs bleed from Ontario, the province cannot afford to see the forest sector making more announcements like those made this week by General Motors in Oshawa. There are enough challenges facing manufacturers without badly implemented provincial legislation leading to more suffering, the McGuinty government was told yesterday by members of Ontario Forestry Coalition (OFC).

by NationTalk on June 10, 20081923 Views

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Mary Michell Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008OTP0147-000878
June 9, 2008

Office of the Premier
BC Achievement Foundation

VANCOUVER – Aboriginal artist Mary Michell has been named by Premier Gordon Campbell and Keith Mitchell, chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, as the recipient of the 2008 BC Creative Lifetime Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art. The award recognizes BC First Nations artists whose dedication to their work has had a profound impact on both their community and First Nations culture.

by NationTalk on June 10, 20081026 Views

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DFN Leadership Agrees to Defer Grand Chief Election Process

The Leadership of the Dehcho First Nations agreed on June 4th to defer the election process for the Grand Chief Position pending a decision from the Annual Assembly at Ka’a’gee Tu, June 23 – 27, 2008.

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008971 Views

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Honouring Our Past and Present, Focusing on a Bright Future

July 30, 2008 will mark the 100th anniversary of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation making the Adhesion to Treaty 5. That event signified the coming together of our People as a First Nation and the establishment of our reserve – IR 170, which consisted of about 4,600 acres of land in and around Nelson House, Manitoba.

by NationTalk on June 10, 20082267 Views

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$77,500 in Yukon High Performance Grants Awarded

FOR RELEASE #08-138
June 9, 2008

WHITEHORSE – High performance athletes and officials are being awarded $77,500 under the Yukon High Performance Assistance Program, Minister responsible for Sport and Recreation Glenn Hart announced today.

“This funding provides support to Yukon’s developing high performance athletes and officials,” Hart said. “We are very pleased to increase the funds available for distribution under the High Performance Assistance Program for 2008/09 by an additional $34,000 from our Yukon Sport for Life funding initiative.”

by NationTalk on June 10, 20081166 Views

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The Government of Canada Announces Domagaya as Part of Québec City’s 400th Anniversary Celebrations

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Quebec City (June 9, 2008) – People celebrating the 400th anniversary of Québec City will be able to enjoy a dynamic multi-media experience featuring daily speakers and a 360-degree multimedia projection, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Domagaya: the Meeting of Aboriginal Cultures and Digital Arts, is an official event of the Québec City 400th Anniversary Celebrations, and will be held from June 21 to July 1, 2008 at the Louise Basin in the Old Port of Quebec. Staged within a 9-metre high dome, Domagaya will offer visitors a dynamic multi-media experience featuring a unique 360-degree multimedia immersive projection, and daily keynote speakers. There will also be electrifying MixSession evenings featuring dazzling performances of Aboriginal DJs and DJs.

by NationTalk on June 10, 20081037 Views

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Final Report of the Wabauskang First Nations Indigenous Knowledge and Contaminants Program

Monday, 09 June 2008

Keeping a Promise: Industrial Pollution and the Anishinaabek at Paa-kaa-aa-gaamoni (Quibel) (without Appendices)
Leanne Simpson (Mississauga), Ph.D.
566 Bolivar Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 4R8

Final Report of the Wabauskang First Nations Indigenous Knowledge and Contaminants Program

Funded by the Indigenous Health Research Development Program
October 2007

It is now widely known that the mercury contamination of the English-Wabigoon River system in northwest Ontario is one of the largest and most severe examples of industrial contamination in North America.

by NationTalk on June 9, 20085874 Views

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Alberta Metis Set to Gather in Historic Cypress Hills to Prepare for ‘Hunt for Justice’ in Alberta Courts

Medicine Hat, AB (June 9, 2008) – Hundreds of Metis from throughout Alberta are set to meet later this week in the historic Cypress Hills in order to get ready for their upcoming Metis rights ‘hunt for justice’ in Alberta courts. A backgrounder on Metis harvesting rights is attached.

by NationTalk on June 9, 2008974 Views

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Minister Strahl Announces Appointment of Deborah M. Hanly to the Sahtu Arbritration Panel

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Ottawa (June 9, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, announced today the appointment of Deborah M. Hanly to the Sahtu Arbitration Panel.

“Ms. Hanly has an extensive record of pubic service and dedication to her profession as a lawyer,” said Minister Strahl. “We are proud to announce that Ms. Hanly is joining the Sahtu Arbitration Panel.”

by NationTalk on June 9, 20081335 Views

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National Apprenticeship Survey (NAS)

Status: Active
Frequency: Occasional
Record number: 3160

The survey has three major objectives:

1. to better understand why a large percentage of registered apprentices do not complete the program;
2. to better understand to what extent program completion effects the labour market outcome of journeymen; and,
3. to identify why some apprentices take much longer to complete the program than expected.

Detailed information for 2007
Data release – June 9, 2008

. Questionnaire(s) and reporting guide(s) (in PDF format)
. Description
. Data sources and methodology
. Data accuracy

>> View full release.

by NationTalk on June 9, 2008995 Views

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Tourism Agencies to Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Northwest Resistance/Rebellion

News Release – June 7, 2008

The Saskatchewan West Central Tourism Association Inc. (SWCT) will capitalize on the tourism opportunities associated with the 125th anniversary of the 1885 Northwest Resistance/Rebellion by implementing a three-year action plan to guide tourism development and marketing initiatives.

by NationTalk on June 9, 20082003 Views

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Native Women’s Association of Canada to Attend Historic Residential Schools Apology

For Immediate Release Media Advisory Ottawa, ON (June 09, 2008) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) will be on Parliament Hill to witness the historic apology by the Prime Minister to the former students of Indian Residential Schools. President Beverley Jacobs and members of NWAC’s Board of Directors will be available for comment […]

by NationTalk on June 9, 20082751 Views

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Oceans Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 8, 2008) – Today Canada joins in the global celebration of World Oceans Day (http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/events-evenements/oceansday-journeedesoceans/index-eng.htm). This is a day for all Canadians to consider the importance of oceans to life on the planet.

Oceans help provide the food we eat and purify the water we drink. They generate most of the oxygen we breathe and help regulate our climate.

by NationTalk on June 9, 20081503 Views

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AFN to Participate in first HIV/TB Global Leaders’ Forum

OTTAWA, June 9 – Regional Chief Angus Toulouse is representing the Assembly of First Nations at the first HIV/TB Global Leader’s Forum, held today in New York.

The high rates of TB/HIV among indigenous peoples is expected to be a topic of concern at the forum. Globally, the 370 million Indigenous peoples in 80 countries are among the poorest and most marginalized communities and where data are available, suffer a burden of TB 20-30 times and HIV 10 times the non-indigenous rates.

by NationTalk on June 9, 20081021 Views

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R E P E A T — Media Advisory – BC’s Construction Industry Feeling the Pinch as it Searches for New Skilled Workers

TORONTO, June 6 – On Monday June 9, 2008, the construction Sector Council will be releasing details of the BC construction industry’s continuing need for new skilled workers to build current and future projects. Details are as follows:

by NationTalk on June 9, 2008773 Views

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Media Advisory – Canadian Apprenticeship and Aboriginal Human Resource Leaders Reveal National Aboriginal Trades Framework

VICTORIA, BC, June 9 – Two national events will join delegations for a joint plenary session with over 700 leaders in apprenticeship, trades employment/training and human resources, to reveal and discuss a new national framework to advance Aboriginal participation in trades and apprenticeship.

by NationTalk on June 9, 2008926 Views

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Statement of the Commissioners of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission concerning the apology to be made by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons on June 11, 2008

OTTAWA, June 8 – The federal government has announced that on June 11, the Prime Minister will make a statement of apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools in the House of Commons.

June 11 has the potential of being a defining date for Canada. The making of this much needed apology offers all Canadians, through the Prime Minister, an opportunity to acknowledge the truth of this aspect of our common past. Equally importantly, it provides us all with an opportunity to commit ourselves to a shared future in which the relationship between aboriginal and non-aboriginal Canadians is grounded in respect for human dignity.

by NationTalk on June 9, 20082807 Views

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Apprenticeship Training is Top in Trades… and Top of Mind in Canada!

VICTORIA, June 8 – Conference Co-Chairs, Cindy Oliver of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of B.C. and Mary Lawson of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, are pleased to announce that The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s (CAF-FCA) conference is sold out again!

The conference, which is primarily supported by business and labour, has over 500 delegates representing the Canadian apprenticeship community together, networking and learning from each other.

by NationTalk on June 9, 20081212 Views

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Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team Set to compete in Under 19 World Field Lacrosse Championships this July

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 9, 2008 – The Iroquois Nationals World Field Lacrosse Team are pleased to announce they are competing in the Under 19 World Field Lacrosse Championships to be held in Coquitlam, British Columbia from July 3-12, 2008 at Percy Perry Stadium.

by NationTalk on June 9, 20083361 Views

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The National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation Welcomes New Federal Funding For Aboriginal Addictions Services in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

June 8, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Muskoday, Saskatchewan, June 6, 2008. The National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation welcomes the government’s recent announcement of $2 million dedicated to helping First Nations and Inuit recover from addictions to alcohol and illicit drugs in Vancouver, in addition to the $10 million funding to be provided over five years to find treatment solutions for residents of Vancouver’s Downtown eastside.

by NationTalk on June 9, 20082390 Views

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Celebrating National Aboriginal Day in Saskatchewan

Jun 05, 08

In many countries around the world, the longest day of the year holds special cultural and spiritual significance. In Canada, this special time is when we observe National Aboriginal Day, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions to Canada of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

by NationTalk on June 8, 20085050 Views

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69th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA ADVISORY

North America’s oldest and largest conference of First Nations Catholics will be held in Edmonton in early July.

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA (JUNE 5, 2008) – One Heart-All Nations is the theme of the 69th annual Kateri Tekakwitha Conference July 2-6 at the Mayfield Inn & Suites Conference Centre, 16615-109 Ave. Up to 1,000 people from across North America are expected to attend.

by NationTalk on June 8, 20081581 Views

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A Plan to Expand UBC’s Pharmaceutical Services to Haida Gwaii

UBC Reports | Vol. 54 | No. 6 | Jun. 5, 2008

By Catherine Loiacono

Haida Gwaii, an archipelago of more than 150 islands off B.C.’s northern coast, is home to 5,400 residents, but only one pharmacist. Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Judith Soon and fellow researchers in UBC’s Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) group have a plan to change this by establishing a patient-centred pharmacy clinic.

by NationTalk on June 8, 20082840 Views

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Open Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper from the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Leader of the Opposition

June 5, 2008

Dear Prime Minister,

I write to you regarding your government’s proposed statement of apology to the survivors of Canada’s Residential Schools on June 11th. Such an apology from the Government of Canada is a critical first step in the healing and reconciliation process with Canada’s aboriginal peoples. This apology must be treated with the importance and historic consideration it deserves.

by NationTalk on June 8, 20081319 Views

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Cardiac autonomic activity and blood pressure among Nunavik Inuit adults exposed to environmental mercury: a cross-sectional study

Environmental Health 2008, 7:29doi:10.1186/1476-069X-7-29
Published: 6 June 2008

Abstract (provisional)

Background
Mercury is a contaminant that reaches high levels in Nunavik (North of Quebec). It is transformed into methylmercury (MeHg) and accumulated in marine mammals and predator fish, an important part of the traditional Inuit diet. MeHg has been suggested to affect BP in adults and children while the influence on HRV has only been studied in children. We aimed to assess the impact of MeHg levels on HRV and BP in Inuit adults from Nunavik.

by NationTalk on June 8, 20082797 Views

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Coast Salish Public Art Work Unveiled in Stanley Park

MEDIA ADVISORY
June 6, 2008

Three intricately carved gateway sculptures by renown Coast Salish artist Susan Point will be unveiled at the Brockton Point totem area in Stanley Park:

Monday, June 9, 2008
10:30 am to 12 noon
Stanley Park, Brockton Point totem site
(Free parking is available at marked lots near the site between 10 am and 1 pm. A shuttle bus will circulate between lots and the event site 30 minutes before and after the event.)

by NationTalk on June 8, 20081801 Views

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Yukon Arts and Cultural Projects Receive Support from Arts Fund

FOR RELEASE #08-137
June 6, 2008

WHITEHORSE – The Arts Fund is contributing $78,000 towards seven projects to further develop the arts in Yukon, Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor announced.

“The arts remind us of our power to innovate and teach us how to think beyond limitations and inventively overcome boundaries,” Taylor said. “The Yukon government is proud to support community groups and collectives pursuing creative, artistic endeavours that enrich our lives and our communities.”

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NWT Government Supports and Welcomes Significant Investments in Arctic Exploration

YELLOWKNIFE (6 June 2008) – Premier Roland welcomed companies tendering bids to explore for oil and gas in the Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Valley and Central Mackenzie Delta, saying that such significant investment will help foster greater economic development in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

“Residents of the Beaufort Delta have benefited from oil and gas exploration investment which has helped them participate more fully in the economy,” said Premier Roland. “Today’s bids are further proof that we have immense economic opportunities in the NWT that are waiting to be unlocked.”

by NationTalk on June 8, 20081856 Views

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Aboriginal Business Seeks New Revenues – #955134

News Release
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
June 06, 2008 – 087

McGuinty Government Invests In Wahgoshig Resources Business Plan

NEWS

Wahgoshig First Nation is looking at ways to increase the profitability of its sawmill.

by NationTalk on June 8, 20081012 Views

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B.C. Launches 2008 Telus Tour For The Cure

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008HEALTH0063-000866
June 6, 2008

Ministry of Health
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
TELUS Tour for the Cure

VICTORIA – Women in 24 British Columbia communities and 42 neighbouring First Nations communities will receive important information about breast health, breast cancer and the value of screening mammograms through the 2008 TELUS Tour for the Cure launched today, announced Health Minister George Abbott.

by NationTalk on June 8, 20081213 Views

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The Banff Centre National Aboriginal Day Celebrations

Friday, June 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free
Tipi and outdoor area between Vinci and Smith Halls

A presentation by Red Sky Performance Theatre, with special guests including Mongolian throat singers, in celebration of the rich contribution Aboriginal people have made to Canada. Meet with elders, faculty, and staff members from Aboriginal Leadership and Aboriginal Arts at The Banff Centre. Bring a blanket or chair, and sample delicious bannock around the fire.

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by NationTalk on June 8, 20081318 Views

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Noront Provides Corporate Update

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(June 6, 2008) – Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront”) (TSX VENTURE:NOT) is pleased to report that it is continuing with its drilling and other exploration activities in the McFaulds Lake area of northern Ontario in the James Bay Lowlands and has also been furthering its corporate development objectives. Accordingly, Noront wishes to present the following report on its corporate activities.

by NationTalk on June 8, 2008949 Views

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Niocan Raises $1,080,000 by Private Placement

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(June 6, 2008) – The board of directors of Niocan inc. (TSX:NIO) is pleased to announce that a private placement of its shares for $1,080,000 was fully subscribed. The transaction is subjected to, and will close two business days following approval by the TSX.

by NationTalk on June 8, 20081178 Views

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Government of Canada and Inuvialuit Welcome Unprecedented New Investment in Arctic Oil and Gas Exploration

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 6, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, together with Nellie Cournoyea, Chair and CEO of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation today welcomed the announcement that six companies have won bids to explore for oil and gas in the Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Delta and Central Mackenzie Valley, N.W.T.

by NationTalk on June 7, 20081085 Views

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