Toronto, ON April 21, 2008 – NationTalk is very pleased to announce and welcome to our Partner Program CESO Aboriginal Services (a division of the Canadian Executive Service Organization) a leading organization in governance and economic development capacity building. “NationTalk’s partnership with CESO is of great value to our organization. They are a recognized leader […]
YELLOWKNIFE (April 21, 2008) — The 2008 Outstanding Volunteer Award recipients were announced today by the Honourable Michael McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA). The outstanding volunteers will be honoured at a ceremony in Norman Wells during National Volunteer Week, April 27 to May 3, 2008.
The Post editorial board: Phil Fontaine’s cynical threat to protest the 2010 Winter OIympics in Vancouver
Posted: April 21, 2008, 12:52 PM by Marni Soupcoff
Phil Fontaine is no doubt speaking the truth when he says that the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver are likely to provide an occasion for aboriginal protest across Canada — and that this protest may, like the ongoing pro-Tibetan festival of chaos surrounding the Olympic torch, take disruptive forms. “We [Indians] find the Tibet situation compelling,” the Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) said at a press conference Thursday, sending a coded message whose meaning is quite obvious.
Musicians, authors and actors call for release of jailed aboriginals leaders
Published: Monday, April 21, 2008 | 12:48 PM ET
Canadian Press: Chinta Puxley, THE CANADIAN PRESS
TORONTO – Author Margaret Atwood, actor Cathy Jones and musician Sarah Harmer are among 20 prominent Canadians calling on Premier Dalton McGuinty to immediately free seven jailed aboriginal leaders and stop controversial mineral exploration across the province.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(April 21, 2008) – Gold Canyon Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GCU)(PINK SHEETS:GDCRF) (“Gold Canyon” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce developments in the Winter 2008 program at the Favourable Lake Polymetallic Property (“Property”) located in the Red Lake Mining District of Ontario, Canada. Gold Canyon entered into a mineral property option agreement with Shoreham Resources Ltd. (“Shoreham”) on December 22, 2005.
TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is seeking nominations for its 2008 Heritage Community Recognition Program, which celebrates volunteers for outstanding achievements to preserve, protect and promote Ontario’s heritage. The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 4, 2008.
For Immediate Release
April 18, 2008
Office of the Premier
SMITHERS – The Province is supporting mineral exploration work in pine beetle-affected areas of the province with $6 million for Geoscience BC’s QUEST West program, said Premier Gordon Campbell as he presented the funding to Geoscience BC at the Minerals North Conference today.
Natives cheer Squamish River protection
Conservation of fish and wildlife given priority in estuary devastated by two major industrial spills since 2005
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
April 21, 2008 at 4:56 AM EDT
SQUAMISH — The undeveloped estuary of the Squamish River, the scene in recent years of two devastating environmental accidents, has been granted limited protection in an agreement brokered between the local native community, the District of Squamish and the provincial government.
This program gives members of visible minority groups and people of aboriginal descent the opportunity to gain above-the-line production experience. The program emphasizes one-on-one mentoring in a production environment, creating enhanced professional development opportunities for emerging and mid-level professionals. Their on-the-job training creates employment prospects, gives participants production credits, solidifies their skills, and allows them to compete for mid-level positions in the sector.
WWF-Canada today called on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to quickly bring in measures to prevent polar bears from slipping towards regional extinctions, as the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) begins assessing the crisis affecting Canada’s polar bears. Their recommendations will be released to the Federal Government this Friday, April 25th.
April 18, 2008 On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary caucus, I would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm our support for a sustainable seal hunt.Canada’s sealing industry is tightly regulated to be sustainable, humane and commercially viable and to protect the traditional way of life for people in Canada’s […]
Kimmirut, Nunavut – At 2:05 pm EST, the suspect involved in a three-day standoff surrendered peacefully to police. He and another man, who were barricaded inside a Kimmirut residence, were taken into custody by RCMP officers.
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The Manitoba Music and Motion Pictures Development Project (M3P) will continue to increase local, national and international market access as well as other development initiatives thanks to an investment under the Canada-Manitoba Economic Partnership Agreement.
QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC–(April 20, 2008) – Young people from across Canada have taken up the challenge to put their creative talents to work to demonstrate the contributions that Canadians of different backgrounds have made to the building of Canada.
I would to first congratulate all of the participants who have reached the stage of coming to the Regional Public Speaking Contest. Words are powerful. Our expression of our thoughts whether they be in art, writing or speech has the ability to impact the world and people around us. The words we say at home, at school and at work add to the atmosphere, and the feelings of the people who are there with us. The ability to give speeches is a gift that with practice can be used to educate, unite or call to action those who listen to our words.
Release Date: April 14, 2008- NationTalk’s Frank Abate recently attended the First Nation’s Water Symposium. Interviews include James Owl, Robert Howsam, Elmer Lickers and Abenaki Associates’ Percy Barnaby. Topics include, ensuring that First Nations have relevant information in regards to water quality, health and public safety. Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, […]
EDITORIAL– Gordon Campbell is playing politics with young people’s futures.
One year ago, the BC government received the Campus 2020 Report on BC’s post-secondary education system, recommending major investment in research, and equalization of participation in post-secondary education from Aboriginal students and those from low-income backgrounds. Yet, the government put it off for a year, and will continue to dawdle until this fall. Then, just as they were finalizing their budgets, colleges and universities got a nasty shock with a 2.6% cut to the funding they had been promised a month before in the provincial budget, on top of cutbacks to funding new student seats. With economic forecasts worsening, and an election in May 2009, it seems the Liberals needed a fall reserve for their pre-election funding announcements.
I am appalled by the suggestion of Grand Chief Phil Fontaine of the Assembly of First Nations that the plight of today’s natives is remotely comparable to the beatings, torture and genocide taking place in Tibet.
SUTIKALH 2008 ANNIVERSARY
by Sutikalh Camp
Background on Sutikalh
On May 2, 2000, members of the St’at’imc nation and their allies established a permanent camp near Melvin Creek, located off Highway 99 between Mt. Currie/Pemberton and Lillooet, in the southern Interior region of BC.
Study probes First Nations risks from seafood toxins
Researchers study effects of pollutants in natives’ traditional fish-rich diet
Cindy E. Harnett, Times Colonist
Published: Sunday, April 20, 2008
Vancouver Island First Nations eat an average 60 kilograms of seafood each year, or 15 times the amount of the average Canadian. It’s a valuable finding from a new study that will help local researchers determine safe consumption levels based on contaminants found in seafood.
More than 2,500 indigenous participants from all regions of the world, including Bolivia’s President Evo Morales Ayma, will converge on the United Nations Headquarters next week to engage with the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, State representatives, senior United Nations officials, civil society and academia to state their views, voice their concerns about the effects of climate change on indigenous peoples and to discuss the role they may play in combating climate change.
Winnipeg MB — The 12th annual Vision Quest Conference happens May 13 to 15 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders to discuss and promote Aboriginal business, community and economic development.
Many predict that First Nations will be among the first to experience the effects of a changing climate because of their close relationship with the land and water. However, First Nations are often the people who have the least access to information about climate change or what they can do to adapt to climate change impacts.
Garden River expects hockey fans from across Canada
Friday, April 18, 2008
GARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION, ON – (April 18) – In partnership with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, Garden River First Nation proudly announces the “2008 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships” from April 27 to May 3, 2008 at the Steelback Centre and John Rhodes Arena.
18 April 2008 – A group of independent United Nations human rights experts has lauded the endorsement given to a landmark declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples by the House of Commons in Canada – one of four States that voted against its adoption in the General Assembly last year.
Purich Publishing announces the book, Moving Toward Justice: Legal Traditions and Aboriginal Justice Edited by John D. Whyte.
“Based on a conference by the same name, this book aims to underscore the urgent need for Aboriginal justice reform, to suggest the outlines of the constitutional and administrative changes that will allow reform to occur, and to explore a series of specific issues that have arisen from reforms already made.”
Veronica Rhodes, Leader-Post
Published: Saturday, April 19, 2008
While Regina residents are generally in favour of creating urban reserves in the Queen City, misconceptions regarding the specially designated properties are prevalent, according to a poll commissioned by the Leader-Post.
The head of the Assembly of First Nations is warning that the 2010 Vancouver Olympics will likely be a target for native protests in the same way that supporters of Tibet are using the Beijing Games to draw attention to their cause.
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Capri Hotel, Red Deer, Alberta April 21, 22, & 23, 2008
The Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB) is hosting a conference on “Engaging Aboriginal Communities in Natural Resource Management.” The objective of the conference is to better understand the range of opportunities and methods of effectively including Aboriginal people so that their issues and concerns are both considered and accommodated during planning processes and Natural Resource Management. The conference will be a forum to share successes and challenges, facilitate new ideas, contribute to discussion and debate the issues. The topics may be controversial but the issues are real and need public consideration.
Register now as space is limited at http://www.aspb.ab.ca or by calling (780) 434-5765.
3310 50 Avenue
Red Deer, AB
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(April 18, 2008) – Dean Del Mastro, Member of Parliament for Peterborough, today announced an investment of $263,933 in the Peterborough County-City Health Unit’s smoking cessation project on behalf of Health Minister Tony Clement. The funding will allow the health unit to establish comprehensive smoking cessation programs for smokers in the area.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(April 18, 2008) – Today, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, is pleased to announce funding for various organizations in the province of Ontario to help commemorate the Third Annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (see list in backgrounder).