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De Beers releases its 2008 Operating and Financial Review

27th February, 2009

Introduction from the Chairman

De Beers experienced mixed fortunes in 2008. The first nine months of the year were marked by strong sales and sustained price growth during which time we formally opened two new mines in Canada and a third in South Africa. The final quarter of 2008 was shaped by the onset of the global economic crisis. As a result, De Beers overall financial performance in 2008 was largely in line with the 2007 results.

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Canada’s Economic Action Plan Delivers New School for the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 3, 2009) – A new elementary school will benefit the residents of Deschambault Lake, one of six communities within the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, thanks to the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan (http://www.budget.gc.ca/2009/home-accueil-eng.asp).

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NAN Deputy Grand Chief to Attend United Nations Forum on the Status of Women

THUNDER BAY, ON Tuesday March 3, 2009: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief RoseAnne Archibald is one of two indigenous women selected from across Canada for the Canadian delegation to the 53rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women at United Nations headquarters in New York March 2-13, 2009.

by NationTalk on March 3, 2009777 Views

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Canada’s Economic Action Plan Delivers a New School for Birch Narrows First Nation

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 3, 2009) – A new school will benefit the residents of Birch Narrows First Nation, thanks to the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

Rob Clarke, Member of Parliament for Desnethe-Missinipi-Churchill River, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, today announced construction of a K-12 school in partnership with the Government of Saskatchewan and the Birch Narrows First Nation.

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Premier Adds Second Drill at PQ-North – Intersects Mineralized Zones

Mon Mar 2, 2009

PREMIER GOLD MINES LIMITED (TSX:PG) is pleased to announce that it will be adding a second drill following the intersection of significant mineralized structures at the Company’s 100% owned PQ-North in Northwestern Ontario.

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Rubicon Receives Permits for Underground Advanced Exploration Program, Phoenix Gold Project, Red Lake Ontario

March 02, 2009

– shaft dewatering in progress-

Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX.TSX: RBY.NYSE-Amex) is pleased to announce that pursuant to the Closure Plan approved by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, it has received the necessary permits to allow it to commence the planned underground advanced exploration program. The previously approved shaft dewatering and shaft rehabilitation is currently underway and is expected to be completed by the end of March. Once completed, Rubicon will deepen the existing shaft from its current depth of 143 metres to 350 metres below surface where an exploration drift of 200-250 metres with drill stations, will be completed.

by NationTalk on March 3, 2009705 Views

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Canadian Television Fund Increases Program Funding for 2009-2010

TORONTO, March 2 – The Canadian Television Fund (CTF) today announced that it has increased its program commitments for 2009-2010 by almost 14% over the previous year.

by NationTalk on March 3, 20091173 Views

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Proposed Shus Nadloh (Mt. Milligan) Mine Cannot Proceed without Nak’

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, Energy Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

Fort St James, BC, Press Release –(March 2, 2009) – Nak’azdli First Nation has recently submitted two reports by anthropologist John Dewhirst, M.A., RPCA, to the BC government and Canada in support of our aboriginal title to the proposed Shus Nadloh (Mt. Milligan) mine site (the “project area”). This work also counters the claim of the McLeod Lake Indian Band to our land. (At this time our reports will not be presented publically due to culturally sensitive materials.)

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Government Clarifies Important Land Ownership Issue in Nunavut

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Ottawa, Ontario (March 2, 2009) – An amendment to Article 19.2.5 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) was announced today by the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians. The amendment ensures that the Inuit of Nunavut benefit from the full quantum of Inuit Owned Lands intended in the NLCA by clarifying how boundaries that cut across small water bodies will be interpreted in establishing the ownership of the underlying waterbeds.

by NationTalk on March 3, 20091628 Views

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Hooking Up Urban Aboriginal Youth Forum

March 3, 2009

(Ottawa, ON) – The Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition (OAC) through the Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS) is excited to present a Youth Engagement Forum, targeting First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth, aged 16 to 25 years, who live in the National Capital Region (NCR).

by NationTalk on March 3, 2009983 Views

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MFNERC Scholarship Recipients

The MFNERC Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of our annual MFNERC Scholarship Award. Brittany Dorion, Feliciti McLean, Chantell Quill and Frances Ross are well deserving of this award. They are role models and future leaders of our communities.

by NationTalk on March 3, 2009994 Views

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MNO and Law Society of Upper Canada Partner for Symposium

March 27, 2009: Métis Rights in an Era of Consultation and Accommodation: New Obligations, Opportunities & Outcomes at the Law Society of Upper Canada in Toronto

>> Download flyer.

by NationTalk on March 3, 2009641 Views

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‘Urban Indian’ explores beyond Canada’s reserves (CTV)

‘Urban Indian’ explores beyond Canada’s reserves

Updated Tue. Mar. 3 2009 8:06 AM ET
The Associated Press

NEW YORK — In the opening scene of “Tales of an Urban Indian,” Darrell Dennis’ semi-autobiographical one-man play about his struggles with substance abuse and his identity as an aboriginal Canadian, Dennis explains his reason for writing it.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090303/indian_090303/20090303?hub=Entertainment&s_name=

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Northern Aboriginal Festival coming next month (The Sudbury Star)

Northern Aboriginal Festival coming next month

In a little more than a month, the sounds of friendship, music and dance will fill the Sudbury Arena during the second annual Northern Aboriginal Festival.

http://sudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1458818

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First Nations official questions Iceland trip – Winnipeg Free Press

First Nations official questions Iceland trip
Fill jobs with natives, assembly official says

By: Mary Agnes Welch

LABOUR Minister Nancy Allan leaves today on a worker-recruitment trip to Iceland, but some Manitobans says she should focus her efforts on unemployed Canadians instead.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/first_nations_official_questions_iceland_trip-40639622.html

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Charges dropped against chief – Winnipeg Free Press

Charges dropped against chief

By: James Turner

MANITOBA Justice has dropped criminal charges recently laid against the newly elected chief of the Cross Lake First Nation, the Free Press has learned.
Senior Crown attorney David Gray confirmed Monday that prosecutors have stayed an obstruction of justice charge against Alex James Robinson.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/charges_dropped_against_chief-40639452.html

by NationTalk on March 3, 2009881 Views

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Another prisoner released too soon in Saskatchewan – Regina Leader-Post

Another prisoner released too soon in Saskatchewan

By Jeannette Stewart and James Wood, Canwest News Service
March 3, 2009

SASKATOON — In another public embarrassment for Saskatchewan’s corrections system, an inmate was mistakenly released from a Saskatoon provincial jail Sunday.

http://www.leaderpost.com/Another+prisoner+released+soon+Saskatchewan/1348102/story.html

by NationTalk on March 3, 2009722 Views

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Jon G. Baird, President PDAC

Release Date: March 3, 2009 NationTalk speaks with Jon Baird – President of Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). Some topics of discussion include: The history of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada; The mineral industry and how it affects First Nations in northern Ontario; And how PDAC allows aboriginal-owned mineral companies the […]

by NationTalk on March 2, 20092287 Views

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Serpent River First Nation will be featuring Calvin Helin., author of Dances with Dependency

March 2, 2009

On Thursday, March 5th, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Serpent River First Nation will be featuring Calvin Helin., author of Dances with Dependency.

Mr. Helin is a member of the Tsimshian Nation from the Northern B.C. community of Lax Kw’alaams (Port Simpson).

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091311 Views

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Carol Hughes on Water Issues and First Nations

NEWS RELEASE

CAROL HUGHES, MP
ALGOMA-MANITOULIN-KAPUSKASING

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Government ignoring consultation process on water issues for First Nations: Hughes

OTTAWA – The Conservative government is ignoring Supreme Court rulings about consultation and accommodation, preconditions of the Expert Panel on Safe Drinking Water as well as many elements of the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples as it deals with the crisis in safe drinking water for First Nations communities, Carol Hughes asserted in Question Period yesterday.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091068 Views

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Eskasoni elder wins Eco-Hero Award for environmental work – Cape Breton Post

Eskasoni elder wins Eco-Hero Award for environmental work

BY ERIN POTTIE
The Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY — An Eskasoni elder is recipient of a environmental hero award, named in honour of a fellow Cape Bretoner.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=226827&sc=149

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Minister Congratulates ECMA Award Winners

Tourism, Culture and Recreation
March 2, 2009

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, today congratulated Newfoundland and Labrador musicians and industry professionals honoured yesterday (Sunday, March 1) at East Coast Music Association (ECMA) awards events in Corner Brook.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091135 Views

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hey rosetta! Takes Home Three East Coast Music Awards at the 2009 ECMA Celebrations in Corner Brook

Monday, March 02, 2009

Jill Barber, Matt Andersen and Gordie Sampson each pick up two awards

(Corner Brook, NL) – Newfoundland’s own Hey Rosetta! took to the stage multiple times tonight, as they walked away with three East Coast Music Awards, including Group Recording of the Year, Recording of the Year, and Alternative Recording of the Year. The ECMA Music Awards Gala at the Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook, NL, also celebrated double award winners Jill Barber, Matt Andersen and Gordie Sampson.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091049 Views

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Premier Honours Outstanding Teachers

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2009OTP0040-000263
March 2, 2009

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Education

VICTORIA – The Province has launched Education Week 2009 by honouring 20 teachers from around the province for their dedication to students and student learning, including beginning and veteran teachers, and those who teach environmental awareness, literacy and healthy living, Premier Gordon Campbell announced today.

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009882 Views

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UPEI partners with Nunavut on unique Inuit Leadership Program

Post date: Monday, March 2, 2009

Two representatives from the Nunavut Department of Education visited UPEI recently to develop plans for a unique Convocation ceremony to take place in Iqaluit on Canada Day. Twenty-one Inuit educators from nine communities scattered across all three regions will receive the first graduate degrees ever offered in their home territory.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091355 Views

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Forging Linkages & Finding Solutions Conference Book Now Available

March 2, 2009:

The conference book of speaker and presenter transcripts as well as workshop summaries from the October 2008 Treaty Commission conference for First Nations is now available online. Copies are also being mailed to participants.

View the conference book…

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091451 Views

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Aboriginal Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (APHAs) Housing Policy Initiative

Are you or anyone you know involved in a housing organization?

By implementing some easy to adopt additions to any policy manual, you can ensure that your organization is a leader in the housing field.

A policy document has been developed to easily align your existing policy manual(s) with HIV/AIDS policies relating to housing Aboriginal Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (APHAs).

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091020 Views

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Schedule of events Toronto’s 175th Anniversary on March 6, 2009

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.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091078 Views

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First Nations families caught in housing dispute paying no rent – Winnipeg Free Press

First Nations families caught in housing dispute paying no rent

By Bruce Owen, Winnipeg Free Press
March 2, 2009

More than 12 years after they fled Waterhen First Nation following a bitter month-long blockade, almost two dozen families continue to live rent-free in a Manitoba Housing Authority complex in Portage La Prairie.

http://www.canada.com/First+Nations+families+caught+housing+dispute+paying+rent/1343938/story.html

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009791 Views

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First Nations youth rally after suicides – CBC

First Nations youth rally after suicides

Last Updated: Monday, March 2, 2009
CBC News

Young people on a First Nations reserve in Nova Scotia devoted a weekend youth rally to helping their community heal after a series of recent teen suicides.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2009/03/02/eskasoni-rally.html

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009758 Views

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Hereditary First Nation chief heading to war – CP

Hereditary First Nation chief heading to war

Posted By KEVEN DREWS, THE CANADIAN PRESS

There was a time, many lifetimes ago, when the Ahousaht people took up arms against the colonial army that labelled their homeland Vancouver Island.

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1458107

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009625 Views

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Only shelter for youth benefits from 5K run – Daily News

Only shelter for youth benefits from 5K run
Event highlights need for funding to keep facility open

By Krista Charke, Daily News
March 2, 2009

Nanaimo’s First Nations people are taking strides to create a healthier and safer community for their youngsters.

http://www.canada.com/Only+shelter+youth+benefits+from/1343930/story.html

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009619 Views

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TKARONTO – More New Screening Dates!

It begins March 2nd with a special screening and discussion at the University of Connecuit, then it’s back in Toronto for a special screening at Toronto City Hall for the 175th Anniversary of our fair city March 6th; and then it’s off to New York City for the 30th Anniversary of NMAI Film Festival, March 26-29, 2009.

Find show times here >>>

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Indigenous film festival in the Okanagan!

FEBRUARY 26, 2009

For Immediate Release: KELOWNA, BC. The general public is invited to the opening of the REEL ROOTz 2009 Media Arts Exhibition to be held Friday March 06th, 2009, 7.00 PM at the Kelowna Art Gallery – 1315 Water Street .

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Métis Traditional Land Use Study & Métis Consultation on Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

The Métis Nation of Alberta is studying its peoples’ cultural and traditional land use knowledge to help strengthen our Aboriginal rights.

‘Upgrader Alley’ projects in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland require consultation with the Métis community.

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Indigenous Leaders Call for End to Discriminatory and Deadly Uranium Mining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2009

TAKOMA PARK, Md. – February 26 – A group of activist leaders from indigenous communities, including Native American, Australian Aboriginal and Touareg from Niger – spoke out in Washington, DC today against the disproportionate discrimination against Native peoples caused by uranium mining. The group also included a prominent French nuclear scientist and the actor, James Cromwell. They called for an end to uranium mining and the nuclear power programs uranium fuels.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091003 Views

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Saskatchewan Mining Opportunities on Display in Toronto

News Release – March 2, 2009

Saskatchewan’s rich mineral resource opportunities will command attention this week in Toronto at the most important international event in mineral exploration.

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Offender Released in Error from Saskatchewan Correctional Centre

News Release – March 2, 2009

Steven Perry Burns, age 24, was released in error from the Saskatoon Correctional Centre on Sunday, March 1, 2009. Because Burns is now unlawfully at large, the Saskatoon Police Service has been notified.

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Aboriginal stars bring positive messages to Eskasoni (Cape Breton Post)

Aboriginal stars bring positive messages to Eskasoni

ERIN POTTIE
The Cape Breton Post

ESKASONI — Canadian aboriginal celebrities attended a weekend youth rally to bring positive messages to a grieving First Nations community.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=227192&sc=145

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Diabetes attacks native community (Prince George Citizen)

Diabetes attacks native community

Written by Bernice Trick
Citizen staff

kicks off events to celebrate anniversary

Diabetes Emotion In Motion is the theme of the Northern Aboriginal Diabetes Conference presented by Carrier Sekani Family Services to provide education to health-care workers, social workers, care givers, educators, and post-secondary students.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20090302178829/local/news/diabetes-attacks-native-community.html

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Recovering addicts tell stories in song (StarPhoenix)

Recovering addicts tell stories in song

Jeanette Stewart, The StarPhoenix
Published: Monday, March 02, 2009

Just singing a song may not change the world, but it could help the lives of one group of aboriginal women in treatment for drug and alcohol abuse across Canada.

http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=a968b349-eead-4c06-96f0-aab57492c905&k=24763

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Oct. 30 – Mistake kept man in jail; Forty-five days became six … – StarPhoenix

Oct. 30 — Mistake kept man in jail; Forty-five days became six months despite inmate’s pleas

By Jason Warick, Saskatchewan News Network
March 2, 2009

A Saskatchewan man has just been released from jail after being mistakenly imprisoned for more than six months.

“I’m angry. I wasn’t supposed to be in there that long,” said Kyle Dufresne, a 19-year-old man from the Joseph Big Head First Nation, located 400 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. Dufresne is also disappointed no official has called to apologize or offer assistance since he was released Oct. 15.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Mistake+kept+jail+Forty+five+days+became+months+despite+inmate+pleas/1344972/story.html

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First Nation plans to open mill, biomass plant – Thunder Bay’s Source

First Nation plans to open mill, biomass plant

Tb News Source
Web Posted: 3/2/2009 12:15:47 PM

An area First Nations community announced plans that would see forest industry operation open, this comes despite an economy that has seen a number of recent mill closures.

http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=116329

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009607 Views

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A question of choice – Prince George Citizen

A question of choice

Written by Frank Peebles
Citizen staff

In Saturday’s Citizen, reporter Frank Peebles spoke to several proponents of an aboriginal choice school in Prince George. Today he presents the views of two people on the other side of the issue.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20090302178830/local/news/a-question-of-choice.html

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Man donates $40000 residential school settlement to Siloam Mission – Winnipeg Free Press

Man donates $40,000 residential school settlement to Siloam Mission

By: Staff Writer

An elderly man surprised workers at Siloam Mission Friday when he walked in off the street and donated his $40,000 residential school settlement to the inner-city shelter.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/breakingnews/Elderly-man-donates-his–40540932.html

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009687 Views

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Aurora Reports 2008 Annual Results

March 02, 2009

Aurora Energy Resources Inc. (“the Company” or “Aurora”) (AXU:TSX) reports its financial and operating results for the year ended December 31, 2008. The following summary of the Company’s financial results is based upon and qualified in its entirety by reference to the audited financial statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) for the year ended December 31, 2008, each available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Further details on each of the Company’s projects and activities can be found on the Company’s website www.aurora-energy.ca and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

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The Ottawa Marriott Hotel Celebrates Newly Renovated Property with Special Offers for First Nations Guests

Ottawa, ON, Monday March 2, 2009 – The Ottawa Marriott Hotel, one of downtown Ottawa’s landmark properties, has recently unveiled extensive renovations to its 480 guestrooms as well as its fitness facilities. To celebrate this exciting news, the Ottawa Marriott Hotel has released a special offer for travel this March and April along with our 2009 First Nations/Aboriginal guestrooms rates.

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Aboriginal Women Share Their Perspectives during Annual Conference

Executive Council
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
March 2, 2009

More than 60 Aboriginal women from across the province will discuss ways in which their needs can be better understood by government and community leaders during the fourth annual Aboriginal Women’s Conference taking place March 3-4 at the Hotel Gander. The Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, will be the keynote speaker during the conference’s community banquet, which will take place on March 3 at 6:30 p.m. The banquet is open to the media and will include a traditional feast, cultural performances and a traditional giveaway ceremony.

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More Denial from Indian Affairs: Angus Calls on Conservatives to Do the Right Thing

26 February, 2009

Charlie Angus went after the Federal Government again today in Question Period over documents showing the school in Attawapiskat poses health and safety concerns. Yesterday, Angus was told he was grandstanding for trying to get a safe school for the children.

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009972 Views

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Aurora Annouces Results of 2008 Baker Lake Basin Exploration Program

March 02, 2009

Aurora Energy Resources Inc. (“Aurora” or “the Company”) (AXU:TSX) is pleased to announce the results of its fall 2008 exploration program at its Baker Lake Basin property in Nunavut, Canada.

“Our efforts in the 2008 exploration program were rewarded with encouraging results,” said Mr. Bruce Dumville, Aurora’s President and CEO. “We believe we have collected valuable information that puts us on a promising road to a new discovery, with indications of continuity of mineralization in existing mineralized zones.”

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009828 Views

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