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imagineNATIVE Tours Northern Ontario Aboriginal Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2009

March 9 – 16
~ Work made for/by youth and the closing night selection from the 2008 Festival ~

An imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Initiative
www.imagineNATIVE.org

Toronto, Ontario. This March the tour will continue its travels to four communities to present a selection of short films made for/by youth to local schools, followed by a free evening screening of Older Than America (www.olderthanamerica.com) starring Adam Beach, preceded by the short film Palace starring Lorne Cardinal. Youth Screenings (Gr. 8 – University), Feature Presentation (PG13)

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CEMA’s Elders Workshop 2009

March 4th, 2009

Fort McMurray, Alberta – On March 4th and 5th, Aboriginal Elders from communities in the Wood Buffalo region will congregate in Fort McMurray for the Cumulative Environmental Management Association’s (CEMA) annual Elders Workshop. The workshop sponsored by CEMA’s Traditional Environmental Knowledge (TEK) Advisory Committee is an opportunity to provide an update on CEMA’s work over the past year and thank the Elders for their continued participation in the Association.

by NationTalk on March 6, 20091008 Views

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Support for Business in the Northwest Territories (Statement to the Legislative Assembly)

Hon. Bob McLeod
Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Mr. Speaker, the impacts of the current economic down turn are being felt worldwide and the Northwest Territories is no exception. We are not immune to global market forces. We cannot control or influence these forces. Now, more than ever, it is critical that the Departments programs and services focus on the needs of our business community and can help them weather this economic storm.

by NationTalk on March 6, 2009770 Views

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Teacher Education Program and Aboriginal Language and Culture Instructors Program – Programs in the Beaufort-Delta (Statement to the Legislative Assembly)

Hon. Jackson Lafferty
Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Mr. Speaker, increasing the number of Aboriginal teachers is a primary goal of the Department of Education, Culture and Employment. With that in mind, I am pleased to announce the expansion of our Teacher Education Diploma Program and Aboriginal Language and Culture Instructor Program.

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United Nations warns Canada: You Need a National Housing Plan

TORONTO, March 5 – Canada urgently needs a “comprehensive and coordinated national housing policy” to meet its international housing rights obligations, according to a powerful new report from Miloon Kothari, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing that is being tabled at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday. The report, available at http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/10session/A.HRC.10.7.Add.3 .pdf, is based on Mr. Kothari’s recent fact-finding mission to Canada.

by NationTalk on March 6, 2009728 Views

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A Lack of Journalistic Rigour on the Part of Richard Martineau

WENDAKE, QC, March 5 – In reaction to the editorial of Richard Martineau in yesterday’s edition of Journal de Québec titled “What the phoque!”, the Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), while not pretending to represent the Inuit People, denounces the irresponsible remarks made on Aboriginal peoples, particularly on the Inuits. “Mr. Martineau should educate himself a little more on the issue of aboriginal rights before going that far with such controversial remarks “, deplores the Chief of the AFNQL, Ghislain Picard.

by NationTalk on March 6, 20091600 Views

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Cast a vote for Canada’s best public Powder Rooms

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TORONTO, March 5 – Last year, Canadians helped the Powder Room – a national, fully bilingual educational program for individuals with overactive bladder – locate the country’s best public restrooms at www.powderroom.ca. Out of more than 450 restrooms rated, 10 winners across the country earned the “Powder Room Seal of Approval” and received a unique silver plaque, along with being showcased prominently on the interactive Cross-Canada Powder Room Map.

by NationTalk on March 6, 20091151 Views

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INAC proposals questioned – Leader-Post

INAC proposals questioned

The Leader-Post
March 5, 2009

Perry Bellegarde wasn’t happy reading about the federal government’s plans to make sweeping changes to rules governing Canada’s reserves.

A national newspaper story Monday quoted internal Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) documents that reveal the federal government is looking at policy changes aimed at making First Nations band leadership more accountable for the funds they receive from Ottawa. This would involve changes to how band councils are elected and rules making band spending transparent and accountable to band members.

http://www.leaderpost.com/INAC+proposals+questioned/1354630/story.html

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Long Plain, RM of Portage sign agreement – Daily Graphic

Long Plain, RM of Portage sign agreement

Posted By Rob Swystun, The Daily Graphic

Long Plain First Nation took another step in its effort to expand its land base by signing a municipal development and services agreement with the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie Wednesday.

http://www.cpheraldleader.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1464176

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009701 Views

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Western hosts aboriginal pupils – lfpress.ca

Western hosts aboriginal pupils

Thu, March 5, 2009
By KATE DUBINSKI

Amid the squeals and giggles and cheers, the kids may not have known they’re learning.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2009/03/05/8636626-sun.html

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Federal documents ‘disrespectful,’ FSIN chief says – StarPhoenix

Federal documents ‘disrespectful,’ FSIN chief says

Jason Warick, Saskatchewan News Network, with Saskatchewan News Network files
Published: Thursday, March 05, 2009

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Chief Lawrence Joseph calls a series of federal documents discussing changes to First Nations funding arrangements and electoral rules “unilateral, damaging and disrespectful.”

http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/third_page/story.html?id=5a5404cf-4013-437d-b4ce-d8ba7c9da221

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Jail won’t help me, says frozen girls’ dad – thechronicleherald.ca

Jail won’t help me, says frozen girls’ dad

Thu. Mar 5

ROSE VALLEY, Sask. (CP) — A Saskatchewan man whose two young daughters froze to death after he got lost stumbling drunk in a blizzard has told a judge that putting him behind bars wouldn’t help him.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/1109653.html

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Mackenzie pipeline delays a frustration – lfpress.ca

Mackenzie pipeline delays a frustration

Thu, March 5, 2009
By LAUREN KRUGEL, THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY — A major backer of the Mackenzie pipeline expressed frustration yesterday over how long it is taking regulators to approve the $16.2-billion project, which was originally supposed to have been in service this year, but is now several years away.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Business/2009/03/05/8636586-sun.html

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Central RHA Extends Olive Branch to First Nations – Daily Graphic

Central RHA Extends Olive Branch to First Nations

Posted By Prescott James, The Daily Graphic

The Regional Health Authority — Central Manitoba Inc. is looking to change the strained relations between the First Nations community and the health care system. The beginnings of the Central RHA’s attempt to reform the health care system to better serve to aboriginal patients began in Portage la Prairie on Wednesday evening as the RHA hosted the Aboriginal Community Forum.

http://www.cpheraldleader.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1464182

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Aboriginal Health Week looking for positive signs – ExpressNews

Aboriginal Health Week looking for positive signs

By Ileiren Poon, ExpressNews Staff

March 4, 2009 – Edmonton-The challenges surrounding health care in Canada’s Aboriginal population are well-documented, but organizers of this year’s Aboriginal Health Week at the University of Alberta are looking for a different perspective.

http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/article.cfm?id=10011

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009758 Views

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Education Minister Establishes Student Advisory Council

FOR RELEASE #09-048
March 5, 2009

WHITEHORSE – A Student Advisory Council has been established by Education Minister Patrick Rouble.

“The Student Advisory Council will provide a forum for students to offer their perspectives about our school system,” Rouble said. “It will give Yukon youth a voice in their education.”

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009776 Views

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Honouring Phillip Rabesca – Statement to the Legislative Assembly

Hon. Jackson Lafferty
Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Mr. Speaker, the Tlicho region, and the Northwest Territories experienced an unfortunate loss recently with the passing of Phillip Rabesca of Behchoko.

Phillip was a skilled and educated interpreter-translator, with a high level of fluency and literacy in his language. His knowledge and understanding of the Tlicho language was respected across the territory. He worked with everyone in the community, including schools, the church, government, and the RCMP to help people understand each other. In his relatively short lifespan, he amassed a collection of works translated into the Tlicho language that will help our people keep our language for many years to come.

by NationTalk on March 5, 20091115 Views

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Leaders in Education / Innovation Fund Announced

FOR RELEASE #09-047
March 4, 2009

WHITEHORSE – A new program called Leaders in Education / Innovation Fund has been announced by Education Minister Patrick Rouble.

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Unemployed Young Women Obtain Carpentry Training and Tools for Life at the RONA Vancouver 2010 Fabrication Shop

YWCA-referred trainees earn job skills while helping build Canada’s Games

Vancouver, British Columbia –(March 5, 2009) – RONA inc. (TSX:RON), the largest Canadian retailer and distributor of hardware, renovation and gardening products, is celebrating the arrival of a cohort of YWCA-referred women trainees at the RONA Vancouver 2010 Fabrication (Fab) Shop, the woodworking facility for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, located in Vancouver’s inner city.

by NationTalk on March 5, 20091371 Views

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Message from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, on the occasion of International Women’s Day

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 5, 2009) –

In Canada, we pride ourselves on believing in gender equality. On believing that women and men should share responsibilities and obligations. On believing in the full emancipation of women and girls, so that they are able to work and give the best of themselves, in every sphere of society, including leadership positions.

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State of the First Nation Economy Paper to be released Monday at Inter-Nation Trade and Economic Summit

OTTAWA, March 5 – A major new study on The State of the First Nation Economy – prepared independently for the Assembly of First Nations by a panel of academics specializing in aboriginal economic and social issues – will be released at the Inter-Nation Trade and Economic Summit in Toronto this Monday.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009872 Views

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Premier Addresses Arctic Gas Symposium

FOR RELEASE #09-044
March 3, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Premier Dennis Fentie delivered a message on the importance of collaboration to oil and gas industry representatives attending the Arctic Gas Symposium in Calgary today.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009687 Views

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Support for Early Years Transition Initiative Announced

FOR RELEASE #09-042
March 2, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Funding for an Early Years Transition Initiative has been announced by Education Minister Patrick Rouble.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009716 Views

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GNWT Traditional Knowledge Policy Implementation Framework and ENR Traditional Knowledge Plan – Statement to the Legislative Assembly

Hon. J. Michael Miltenberger
Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Mr. Speaker, traditional knowledge is an essential component of program management within the Government of the Northwest Territories, and we are committed to incorporating traditional knowledge into our programs and services.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009953 Views

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Canada’s Economic Action Plan Delivers New School for Little Red River Cree Nation in Northern Alberta

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Ottawa, Ontario (March 5, 2009) – A new school will benefit First Nations in Fox Lake, Alberta thanks to the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009963 Views

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Escape from Pê Sâkâstêw Centre

Prairies Region
News Release
Communiqué
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hobbema, Alberta – At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2009, it was determined by Pê Sâkâstêw Centre staff that inmate Daniel Whitstone could not be located on healing centre grounds.

by NationTalk on March 5, 20091447 Views

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Homelessness: Clear Focus Needed

Auditor General’s Comments

Homelessness in British Columbia continues to dominate media and government attention. Hundreds of millions of dollars go towards homelessness-related issues every year. The cost of public services to a homeless person is significantly higher than to that same person being provided with appropriate housing and support services.

by NationTalk on March 5, 20091512 Views

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Homelessness: Auditor General Identifies Need for Provincial Focus

NEWS RELEASE
For immediate release
March 5, 2009

VICTORIA – Today, Auditor General John Doyle released his latest report, Homelessness: Clear Focus Needed – an audit to assess if government is providing adequate leadership to reduce and prevent homelessness in British Columbia.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009794 Views

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Yukon Energy Files YESAB Application for Mayo B Project

Yukon Energy has applied to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) for approval of a project that would provide additional clean and renewable power to Yukoners. The project, called Mayo B, would involve building a new powerhouse downstream from the existing Mayo plant. It would roughly double the amount of hydro electricity that can be generated from that facility (going from 5 MW to 10 MW).

by NationTalk on March 5, 20091027 Views

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Council has Decided to Combat the Illegal Sale and Distribution of Drugs and Alcohol within the Beausoleil First Nation Territory

Monday, March 02, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At a duly convened Council meeting held today in the Beausoleil First Nation Administration Building, Council has decided to take a zero tolerance stance on the illegal sale of drugs and alcohol within our territory. This includes the illegal sale of alcohol(bootlegging) and the illegal sale or distribution of drugs such as cocaine, crack cocaine, oxycontons, tylenols, and marijuana.

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Rita Cli Appointed Chair of the Dehcho First Nations Mackenzie Gas Project Steering Committee

March 3, 2009
Press Release
For Immediate Release

The Dehcho First Nations Mackenzie Gas Project Steering Committee was formulated in November 2007 to develop a plan to mitigate and manage the socio-economic impacts of the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009790 Views

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Batchewana Concerned Inherent Rights may be Violated Through Misinformation by MNR

March 5, 2009

“A press release issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources on Monday, March 2, brought to our attention that our inherent rights may be violated with statements that are a misrepresentation of us,” said Chief Dean Sayers.

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Aboriginal Awareness Days & Pow Wow at York University

TORONTO, March 4, 2009 — First Nations dancers in colourful regalia will open Aboriginal Awareness Days and Pow Wow at York University on Thursday, a three-day celebration that will feature traditional singing and dancing, dramatic performances, workshops and film.

by NationTalk on March 5, 20091579 Views

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Eminent Métis Author Maria Campbell Featured as 2009 Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence Distinguished Lecture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB – The UWinnipeg 2009 Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence Distinguished Lecture, features eminent Métis author Maria Campbell on Thursday, March 12, at 7:00 pm in Convocation Hall. Her Lecture, Road Allowance as Muse: Identity and Place is free and open to the public. This annual lecture is followed by a reception.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009846 Views

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Vale Inco Reduces Workforce in Global Nickel Operations

TORONTO, March 3, 2009 – Vale Inco Limited today announced a further restructuring of its global operations in response to ongoing challenges in the world nickel market.

by NationTalk on March 5, 20091055 Views

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Books and Sporting Goods to Join the Range of 2010 Winter Games Licensed Merchandise: Two Major Canadian Publishers and Renowned Sporting Goods Manufacturer Join Team of 41 Licensees

Mar 5, 2009

Vancouver, BC– For those who want more ways to celebrate the 2010 Winter Games, an array of books and a selection of sporting equipment celebrating the 2010 Winter Games, and bearing the official emblems and brands, will be available this year. Canada’s Glacier Media Inc., John Wiley & Sons Canada Ltd. and U.S.-based sports giant K2 Sports today joined the team of 41 official licensees for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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NAFC – Urban Aboriginal Community Hero Torchbearer Program

Are you an urban Aboriginal community hero?

Would you like to help carry the 2010 Olympic Torch across Canada?

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Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) And CHF Canada Release Their Report On Housing In Ontario For The Year Just Past: Some Key Points

Harvey Cooper of CHF Canada writes:

The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) and ourselves (CHF Canada) publish jointly an annual Ontario housing report known as Where’s Home?.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009991 Views

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Report Highlights Ontario’s Housing Needs – Where’s Home? 2008

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We go to press this year (March 2009) as the world economy continues to slide into one of the deepest recessions of the last 50 years. Here in Ontario it is, as yet, unclear how serious and prolonged this situation will be. Our dependence on the auto sector and on exports to the United States suggest that the next few years will be, to say the least, very challenging. This, of course, will especially apply to our constituency of low income tenants and co-op members. These families and individuals are more vulnerable to economic downturns, often relying on part time hours for their income. Further, they have a relative position in the economic hierarchy that has been steadily slipping relative to homeowners and those in higher income groups. In the 10 year period that we look at in this edition, for example, homeowners’ incomes rose at a rate 1.6 times the rate of tenant incomes. This is a very worrisome trend.

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National Inuit Leader Mary Simon Issued the Following Statement Regarding The Proposed EU Ban on Canadian Seal Products

President’s Statement

March 5, 2009

“Inuit are extremely disapointed with the European Union Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee vote this week to amend the proposed legislation in support of a total ban with no derogation, severely limiting Inuit trade to a zero benefit. If this ban goes through as it is, then what will result is a market destroyed for all interests, including our highly sensitive economies in the Arctic communities.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009792 Views

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CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program

CBS Entertainment is now accepting applications for year seven of the CBS Diversity Institute’s Writers Mentoring Program for the 2009-2010 Season.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009751 Views

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APTN Unveils Network Re-brand

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has undergone a re-brand of its network which includes on-air, on-line and news production components. The network will roll out its new ‘face’ throughout March.Developed in collaboration with Identica Branding & Design and Loopmedia Inc., APTN’s new on-air branding consists of new colours, design, and ‘attitude’, a complete website re-design, […]

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Premier Honours Northern Public Service Employees

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2009OTP0041-000265
March 4, 2009

Office of the Premier
BC Public Service Agency

PRINCE GEORGE – The North’s exceptional BC Public Service employees were the focus of a ceremony this evening hosted by Premier Gordon Campbell, where they received Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Awards acknowledging their creativity and dedication.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009842 Views

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New Exhibition Reflecting the Uniqueness of the Inuit Experience of Residential Schools Launched at Library and Archives Canada

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 4, 2009) – Library and Archives Canada, in partnership with the Legacy of Hope Foundation and the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, held the official opening of the exhibition entitled “We were so far away…”: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools today at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario.

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Ontario Students Take Action on Access

TORONTO, March 4 – This week marks the launch of OUSA’s second annual Blue Chair Campaign. The Blue Chair campaign is a grassroots, student lead campaign that seeks to raise awareness around the need to expand access to higher education as an equalizer of economic prosperity and social vitality.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009764 Views

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Sprott Resource Corp. Announces Launch of One Earth Farms Corp.

TORONTO, March 4 – (TSX: SCP) – Sprott Resource Corp. (“SRC”) announced today that it has launched One Earth Farms Corp. (“One Earth Farms”), a large scale, fully-integrated corporate farming entity, which intends to have operations on world class First Nations’ farmland in the Prairie Provinces. SRC will invest $27.5 million in One Earth Farms to establish operations, fund working capital and support its initial growth.

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NAMA 11 Submission Deadline March 31st

30 DAY GRACE PERIOD IN EFFECT

The deadline for nomination submission entries for the 11th Annual Native American Music Awards is March 31, 2009. All entries must be postmarked by that date.

Submissions must be made by active Advisory Board members. Nomination submission forms with eligibility information are available on the home page of the Awards’ website, www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com or by following this link for the NAMA 11 Submission Form

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Two Aboriginal-themed mining funds launched (National Post)

Two Aboriginal-themed mining funds launched

Peter Koven, Financial Post
Published: Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Call them “ethical” mining funds.

A Canadian asset manager announced the launch of two Aboriginal-themed mining funds on Tuesday that hope to raise $1-billion each, in a very innovative effort to get Aboriginal communities invested directly in the mining sector.

http://www.financialpost.com/news-sectors/story.html?id=1349623

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Aboriginals need jobs, investment (Victoria News)

Aboriginals need jobs, investment

By Tom Fletcher – Victoria News
Published: March 04, 2009

A couple of months before the 2005 provincial election, Premier Gordon Campbell quietly signed a “new relationship” agreement with B.C. aboriginal leaders that had unknown, but potentially sweeping effects on the province’s future.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_south/victorianews/opinion/40721998.html

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Conditional sentence ‘illegal’ in Pauchay case: Crown – National Post

Conditional sentence ‘illegal’ in Pauchay case: Crown

Lori Coolican, Canwest News Service
Published: Wednesday, March 04, 2009

ROSE VALLEY — A conditional sentence for Christopher Pauchay would be “illegal” and “wholly inappropriate,” the Crown prosecutor said during final arguments in the sentencing of the father of two toddlers who froze to death while under his care on the Yellow Quill First Nation a year ago.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1352918

by NationTalk on March 4, 2009738 Views

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