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Northern Sustainable Housing Project & 2010 Northern Housing Forum (Statement to the Legislative Assembly)

Hon. Michael McLeod
Friday, March 06, 2009

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to provide the House with information on the NWT Housing Corporation’s plans with respect to two of its upcoming initiatives: the Northern Sustainable Housing Project and the 2010 Northern Housing Forum.

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March 8, 2008 – AFN marks International Women’s Day

OTTAWA, March 8 – On March 8, International Women’s Day, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine and the Chair of the AFN Women’s Council, Kathleen McHugh, acknowledged the 2009 Global United Nations theme: “Women and men united to end violence against women and girls.”

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009844 Views

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Search begins for Six First Nations Youth 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Flame Attendants and 41 First Nations Youth Language Torchbearers

TORONTO, March 8 – National Chief Phil Fontaine announced in Toronto today that the Assembly of First Nations is seeking nominations for First Nations’ youth to be involved in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, presented by Coca-Cola and RBC, and supported by the Government of Canada.

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009967 Views

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Community Development Fund Awards $263,000 to 19 Projects

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March 9, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Nineteen projects in Yukon communities have been awarded over $263,000 from Economic Development’s Community Development Fund.

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009944 Views

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Alberta Government Helps to Encourage Equality and Reduce Discrimination

March 9, 2009

Edmonton… Funding from the Alberta government’s Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund will help 11 community-based organizations promote human rights, remove barriers to participation and challenge racism in Alberta.

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009834 Views

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Forestry will continue to drive B.C.’s Economy

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
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March 9, 2009

Ministry of Forests and Range

VICTORIA – The Working Roundtable on Forestry today released its report and recommendations for a vibrant and successful forest industry for future generations, announced Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell.

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009956 Views

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ITK Message to Inuit Youth – Your Chance to Shine Brightly as a Torchbearer

We are seeking the TOP TEN INUIT YOUTH for the EXPERIENCE OF YOUR LIVES!

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay begins in Victoria, British Columbia October 30th, 2009 and will visit the four Inuit regions of Canada’s Arctic. The Inuit component of the Olympic Torch Relay Program is a unique part of the torch relay event. It signifies VANOC’s commitment to unprecedented Aboriginal participation in the planning and hosting of the Vancouver 2010 Games.

by NationTalk on March 9, 20091002 Views

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Appointments to the National Gallery of Canada Board of Trustees

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 9, 2009) – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Michael J. Audain as Chair of the National Gallery of Canada’s Board of Trustees, and Allan Benoit and Liza Maheu as members of the Board of Trustees.

by NationTalk on March 9, 20091077 Views

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Canadian Royalties Inc.: Implementing a New Longer Term Business Plan

MONTREAL, QUEBEC –(March 9, 2009) – Canadian Royalties Inc. (TSX:CZZ) announces that it continues to take additional conservatory measures subsequent to its decision to delay project development (see news release August 5th, 2008), and is currently implementing a new, longer-term business approach with a view to future production, once metal prices and capital markets recover.

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009839 Views

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Update on Workforce Initiative Memorandum of Understanding with Diamond Mines (Statement to the Legislative Assembly)

Hon. Bob McLeod
Thursday, March 05, 2009

Mr. Speaker, on November 27th of last year, our Government began an expanded partnering approach with the Northwest Territories’ three diamond mines to identify ways to attract skilled workers and their families to the Northwest Territories and to advance training and travel initiatives to allow more Northwest Territories residents to be employed in our mines.

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009859 Views

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CORRECTION FROM SOURCE : Minister Moore Announces Canada Media Fund to Give Viewers What They Want, When They Want it

Toronto, Ontario –(March 9, 2009) –

A correction from source is being issued with respect to the release sent out today at 10h05 AM EDT. The name of Ivan Fecan of CTV was added in the 4th paragraph. The corrected version follows.

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009802 Views

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Government of Canada to Provide Broadband for 21 B.C. First Nations Communities

Victoria, British Columbia –(March 6, 2009) – Mr. John Duncan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-status Indians, today announced that the Government of Canada will contribute $7.86 million to the First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS) and their partner, the First Nations Technology Council (FNTC) in British Columbia, for the construction and provision of satellite broadband network capacity connecting 21 remote First Nations communities in British Columbia.

by NationTalk on March 9, 20091089 Views

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Historic Saugeen Métis Sign Nuclear Protocol – First of Its Kind in Canada

SOUTHAMPTON, ON, March 6 – The Historic Saugeen Métis, located at the mouth of the Saugeen River since the early 1800s, announces with great pleasure the historic signing of a Métis Engagement Protocol with Bruce Power, Kincardine, on its New Nuclear Build Project. The agreement will enable the Historic Saugeen Métis to inform and engage the rights-bearing Métis community about the Project, while ensuring that the local Métis are able to work closely with Bruce Power to minimize any potential environmental impact on Métis interests, rights, and way of life.

by NationTalk on March 9, 20091440 Views

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Media Advisory for Inter-Nation Trade and Economic Summit

TORONTO, March 6 – The Assembly of First Nations Inter-Nation Trade and Economic Summit (INTES), a national gathering bringing together some of the leading thinkers on the economy from both the First Nations and non-Aboriginal communities, begins this Monday, March 9 until Wednesday, March 11, at the Metro-Toronto Convention Centre, Constitution Hall, North Building, 255 Front Street.

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009934 Views

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The Innu and Public Land – Journal de Québec promotes Hate and Racism

WENDAKE, QC, March 6 – The Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), Ghislain Picard, was extremely shocked to read the newspaper article entitled The RLTP threatened by the Innu, written by Julien Cabana and published in the Journal de Québec, last March 5. “This article is biased, devoid of all objectivity and replete with racist innuendoes about the Innu Nation” stated AFNQL Chief Picard, who is considering lodging a complaint with the Quebec Press Council.

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009900 Views

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Aboriginal Youth, Elders to Play Special Roles in Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

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VANCOUVER, March 6 – The bright light of the Olympic Flame will shine on Aboriginal communities across Canada during its 106-day journey starting this fall. Carrying the flame’s special message of hope and peace, and keeping its fire burning brightly, will be over 300 Aboriginal people including youth, elders and athletes specially chosen by their communities for these extraordinary tasks.

by NationTalk on March 9, 20091193 Views

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ETFO Condemns “Systemic Attack” Against Women’s Equality Rights

TORONTO, March 6 – On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Ontario elementary public school teachers join with the Public Service Alliance of Canada and other labour unions and women’s groups in condemning the sexist and discriminatory policies of the Harper government.

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009845 Views

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AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine 2009 PDAC Speech – Toronto

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

March 3, 2009

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY

I want to thank the PDAC – in particular Chief Glenn Nolan and Don Bubar – for inviting me here to provide an update on the Corporate Challenge and our work with the mineral industry.

by NationTalk on March 9, 20091099 Views

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Government of Canada celebrates Aboriginal Achievement

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, March 6, 2009―The Government of Canada is proud to celebrate Aboriginal achievement in Canada by supporting the 2009 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. The Awards recognize the outstanding career achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada, and provide an opportunity for Canadians to take collective pride in their accomplishments.

by NationTalk on March 9, 20091062 Views

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Discussion Paper on Instructions for Implementing the New Relationship

Context In 2005 the Province and the First Nations Leadership Council entered into a New Relationship based on respect, recognition and accommodation of aboriginal title and rights; respect for each others respective laws and responsibilities; and for the reconciliation of Aboriginal and Crown titles and jurisdictions. The parties agreed to establish new processes and institutions for shared decision-making regarding land and resources and for revenue and benefit sharing.

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009885 Views

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Teen moms role models (Global TV Edmonton)

Teen moms role models
Pair of young mothers who have overcome tough challenges among 16 youths to be awarded

Elise Stolte, The Edmonton Journal
Published: Saturday, March 07, 2009

A good life is simple, says a teenage mother who pulled herself out of an unhealthy relationship and is to win an aboriginal youth achievement award today.

http://www.globaltv.com/globaltv/edmonton/story.html?id=1365137

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Aboriginals seek agreement on government plan to redraw territories – Cape Breton Post

Aboriginals seek agreement on government plan to redraw territories

The Canadian Press

VICTORIA — The B.C. government plans to reduce the number of aboriginal nations in the province from more than 200 to less than 25.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=229372&sc=145

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009798 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Youth Career Symposium in Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba –(March 7, 2009) – Youth in Winnipeg will have the opportunity to learn about career and educational opportunities at the Rotary Career Symposium. Mrs. Shelly Glover, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

by NationTalk on March 7, 20091214 Views

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Province Honours Outstanding Child-care Providers

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March 7, 2009

Ministry of Children and Family Development

VANCOUVER – Twelve of British Columbia’s finest child-care providers and two licensed child-care centres were honoured today for their outstanding contributions to child care across the province by Minister of State for Child Care Linda Reid.

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009893 Views

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ICC Recommends Federal Government Accept for Negotiation the Claim of the Muskowekwan First Nation Regarding the 1910 and 1920 Surrenders

Ottawa (March 6rd, 2009) The Indian Claims Commission (ICC) today issued a report on a claim by the Muskowekwan First Nation regarding the land surrenders of 1910 and 1920. A Panel of Inquiry examined oral and documentary research and the relevant law, to determine whether the provisions of the 1906 Indian Act and related policies were breached with respect to the two surrenders as well as whether the Crown breached its pre-surrender fiduciary obligations in both cases.

by NationTalk on March 7, 20091049 Views

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Community Trust Workers Protectors Cariboo Ecosystems

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March 6, 2009

Ministry of Forests and Range
Ministry of Community Development

WILLIAMS LAKE – Five forest workers employed by the Canoe Creek Band will protect riparian pastures, grasslands and sensitive ecosystems near Dog Creek, thanks to $48,000 from the Community Development Trust’s Job Opportunities Program, Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell and Community Development Minister Kevin Krueger announced today.

by NationTalk on March 7, 20091158 Views

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Vancouver 2010 Party Places

Wondering where the party spots will be during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games? Below is a preliminary run-down of where the fun zones will be in Vancouver during February and March 2010.

by NationTalk on March 7, 20091332 Views

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Cassie Campbell Teams up with Energizer Canada to Raise Funds for Kids’ Sports Programs in Disadvantaged Communities

TORONTO, March 5 – One in three Canadian families cannot afford to send its children to an organized sports program, according to Canadian Tire JumpStart. Olympic gold medalist and nationally celebrated women’s hockey hero Cassie Campbell took to the ice today with a group of kids to launch a fundraising drive to help change those odds.

by NationTalk on March 7, 20091351 Views

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NAN Women’s Council Celebrates International Women’s Day

THUNDER BAY, ON Friday March 6, 2009: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Women’s Council spokesperson Jackie Fletcher together with NAN Deputy Grand Chief RoseAnne Archibald are celebrating the accomplishments of Nishnawbe Aski women as International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8, 2009.

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Native Women’s Association of Canada Call for Trainers!

Call for Trainers: NWAC has carried out the first phase of the Violence Prevention Toolkit project, by developing the workshop content, the toolkits and has delivered approximately 15 training workshops across Canada to over 350 people. NWAC is now seeking qualified individuals who have participated in these workshops, and who are interested in taking their […]

by NationTalk on March 7, 20091229 Views

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In Memory Dr. Roger Colenso Carter OC, QC, SOM, LL.D. Honourary Member of the Indigenous Bar Association Founder

Native Law Centre of Canada (March 23, 1922 – February 10, 2009)

Roger Carter was a visionary, a scholar, and a mentor whose contributions to the legal profession and legal education – particularly legal education for Aboriginal people – cannot be overstated. As founder of the Program of Legal Studies for Native People (1973) and the Native Law Centre (1975), he inspired, influenced, and created opportunities for Aboriginal people to study and practice law, and promoted research and scholarship in the field of Aboriginal law. His legacy of legal education and justice for Aboriginal people will continue for generations to come.

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ICC Panel Recommends Canada Not Negotiate Red Earth and Shoal Lake Cree Nations’ Claim into Quality of Reserve Land

Ottawa (March 6th, 2009) In a report released today, an Indian Claims Commission panel found that the Crown had met its obligation under Treaty 5 to provide “farming lands” to the Red Earth and Shoal Lake Cree Nations. It also concluded, however, that their reserves are no longer viable places to grow crops and raise animals owing to persistently high water levels. From the Elders’ testimony, the panel accepted the possibility that the lands have been changed by forces that could not have been anticipated at the time of treaty. Using the Commission’s supplementary mandate, the panel recommended that Canada initiate discussions with the Red Earth and Shoal Lake Cree Nations to find a long-term solution to the problems resulting from the condition of their reserve lands.

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009885 Views

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FSIN candidate Lonechild backs change at FNUC – StarPhoenix

FSIN candidate Lonechild backs change at FNUC

Separating politics from board pushed in two reports

By Jason Warick, Saskatchewan News Network
March 6, 2009

A candidate for the top job at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) has joined the growing chorus of voices calling for reforms at First Nations University of Canada.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/FSIN+candidate+Lonechild+backs+change+FNUC/1360724/story.html

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Nelson Wins Fourth Term – Red River Echo

Nelson wins fourth term

By Greg Vandermeulen
Friday March 06, 2009

Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation has elected Chief Terrance Nelson to his fourth consecutive term of office.
Incumbent councillors Gary Roberts, Keith Henry and June Laroque were also reelected for their fourth consecutive term.

http://www.altonaecho.com/News/425328.html

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009656 Views

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Sask. dad gets 3-year term in daughters’ deaths – StarPhoenix

Sask. dad gets 3-year term in daughters’ deaths

By Lori Coolican, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
March 6, 2009

ROSE VALLEY, Sask. — Venturing out into a frigid January night with his two little girls — and leaving them to freeze to death — was much more than the “momentary lapse of judgment” described by Christopher Pauchay’s defence lawyer, a judge said Friday as he sentenced the young aboriginal father to three years in prison for criminal negligence causing death.

http://www.canada.com/news/Sentencing+today+girls+froze+death/1360787/story.html

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009691 Views

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First Nations to benefit from new bill – Canwest News

First Nations to benefit from new bill
Rights and title to be recognized in new legislation

By Judith Lavoie, Canwest News Service
March 6, 2009

The province of B.C. is poised to rectify history, and adjust its laws, with a sweeping bill that would recognize First Nations’ historical presence.

http://www.canada.com/First+Nations+benefit+from+bill/1360354/story.html

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009617 Views

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Colonial Governance Rules Doomed to Failure – StarPhoenix

Colonial Governance Rules Doomed to Failure

By Doug Cuthand, Special to The StarPhoenix
March 6, 2009

It has been recently revealed that the Department of Indian Affairs has a secret plan to overhaul the rules that govern First Nations.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Colonial+governance+rules+doomed+failure/1360711/story.html

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009674 Views

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Affordable Housing Plan Gets Approval – Sudbury Star

Affordable housing plan gets approval

Posted By DENIS ST. PIERRE, THE SUDBURY STAR

Municipal rezoning of an abandoned hotel property could allow construction to begin soon on a 55-unit affordable housing complex in Valley East.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1465909

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Harper Government Continues to Embarrass Canada on World Stage

March 5, 2009

WINNIPEG – Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government is continuing to embarrass Canada on the international stage with its regressive policies towards women, Liberal Status of Women Critic Anita Neville said today.

by NationTalk on March 6, 20091038 Views

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Agreement with Klahoose Builds Economic Opportunities

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March 5, 2009

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

VICTORIA – B.C.’s second Incremental Treaty Agreement will expand economic development opportunities and advance treaty negotiations for the Klahoose First Nation, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

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Minister Cannon to Speak About Canada’s Arctic

March 6, 2009
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On Wednesday, March 11, 2009, the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will deliver a speech on Canada’s Arctic foreign policy in Whitehorse, Yukon. Minister Cannon will hold a media availability following his speech.

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Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards Conference keeps on growing with the Perspectives Program!

3/4/2009

This year MFM is pleased to announce the addition of the Perspectives Program to the 2009 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards Conference. The Perspectives Program will address aspects of the music and film industries from Aboriginal and Francophone points of view.

by NationTalk on March 6, 20091158 Views

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Aboriginal Policy Conference to Showcase New Research

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Ottawa, Ontario (March 6, 2009) – The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC), The University of Western Ontario (Western) and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) are pleased to announce the third Aboriginal Policy Research Conference (APRC), to take place in Ottawa, from March 8 – 12, 2009.

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Telegraph Creek – Aboriginal Youth Training Program

2009-03-05

Through the RCMP’s Aboriginal Youth Training Program, youth of Aboriginal ancestry can work with the RCMP as sworn peace officers and gain valuable work experience.

Not only can participants train at the RCMP’s Training Academy (Depot) for two weeks but they also spend the summer months assisting police officers in various aspects of regular police duties.

by NationTalk on March 6, 20091177 Views

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TAP Fall 2008 Grant Cycle Results

Thirty-five applications were received for the TAP Fall 2008 funding cycle, totalling $283,205 in requests. Thirteen organizations were approved for support. Decisions are still pending on two organizations.

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Nisga’a Lands Pine Beetle Management Plan

Pine Beetle Management Plan
Nisga’a Lands contain about 1.7 million cubic meters of Lodgepole pine. At the moment the major pine beetle infestations are between Terrace and Rosswood. If these beetles were to move onto Nisga’a Lands the impact would be dramatic.

by NationTalk on March 6, 2009956 Views

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Sandy Lake First Nation: Canadian Rangers Demonstrate Water Safety Training in Ice-cold Temperatures

Canadian Rangers from Sandy Lake participated in an ice-cold water safety training on February 24th.

Instructors from the 3rd Canadian Rangers Patrol Group were in Sandy Lake to lead local Canadian Rangers in a demonstration of how to get out of ice and water in the event of a drowning.

by NationTalk on March 6, 2009965 Views

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Call-Out: All Roads Film Festival 2009 Celebrating Indigenous and Underrepresented Cultures

Film Festival seeks works celebrating indigenous and underrepresented cultures National Geographic is inviting filmmakers from around the world to submit entries for its All Roads Film Festival 2009, a unique cultural multimedia event that celebrates indigenous and underrepresented cultures. The deadline for submissions is March 15.

by NationTalk on March 6, 2009825 Views

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Shane Belcourt’s Tkaronto Screens this Friday in Celebration of Toronto’s 175th Anniversary

MARCH 6, 4PM
CITY HALL, 100 QUEEN STREET WEST, COMMITTEE ROOM 1

To mark Toronto’s 175th Anniversary on March 6, 2009, City Hall will open its doors and invite residents in to celebrate the heritage, unity and diversity of our city through music, literature and art, including a screening of Tkaronto. City Hall will be transformed into an exhibition hall featuring art installations, spoken word, dance and music. Special programming will also commemorate the City’s early history.

by NationTalk on March 6, 2009842 Views

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