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President Dumont Announces Chief Executive Officer

Press Release
Date: February 23, 2009
For Immediate Release

(Vancouver, BC) – Metis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) President Mr. Bruce Dumont is pleased to announce Malonie Langthorne as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ms. Langthorne will be moving from her position as MNBC Director of Employment and Training to take on this exciting new role. Ms. Langthorne brings over ten years of experience with MNBC and was selected from a number of qualified candidates for the CEO position.

by NationTalk on February 25, 20091001 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation Greetings from President Chartrand

Greetings from President Chartrand,

140 years ago, the Metis Provisional Government began negotiations with Canada to enter Confederation. These negotiations eventually became a treaty that today we call The Manitoba Act, 1870.

by NationTalk on February 25, 20091196 Views

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Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development – Call for Papers

The only journal of its kind in Canada, the Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development provides a view of economic development from a uniquely Aboriginal perspective. Published jointly by CANDO and Captus Press, the Journal is peer reviewed by a distinguished academic editorial board to ensure high quality Aboriginal content. The Journal covers the following areas:

o Best Practices: Learning from Experience
o Lessons from Research
o Book Reviews
o Commentary

by NationTalk on February 25, 2009972 Views

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Red Sky Winter-Spring Tour 2009

Raven Stole the Sun is about a fabulous and magical creature of impulse and curiosity. In order to satisfy his overwhelming sense of curiosity, Raven hatches a brilliant scheme for stealing the stars, the moon and the sun and ends up bringing light to the people of the world. Ideal for young and family audiences.

by NationTalk on February 25, 20091047 Views

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The Great Northern Canada~Writing Contest 2009

To enter, submit a piece of prose (fiction or non-fiction) up to 1,000 words about life in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik or Northern Labrador.

First Prize is $500 and publication in above&beyond magazine.

by NationTalk on February 25, 20093426 Views

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Mark the Calendar for Juno Weekend Events coming March 26-29 in Vancouver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Details announced for Juno Fan Fare, Songwriters’ Circle, As well as the superb line-up of Juno Cup participants including NHL greats, 2009 JUNO Award nominees and more artists

Vancouver, BC (February 23, 2009) – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today the details of its popular JUNO Awards Weekend Events including Juno Cup, Juno Fan Fare and Songwriters’ Circle. Tickets to select Juno Weekend Events go on sale starting Saturday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. (PST) and are available through Ticketmaster.

by NationTalk on February 25, 20091135 Views

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Cashing In premieres on APTN & Showcase

Cashing In, a comedy/drama series developed through the NSI Storytellers program premieres on APTN Tuesday March 3 at 8:30 p.m. and on Showcase Wednesday March 4 at 8 p.m. (repeats March 9 at 8 p.m.). Check your local listings.

by NationTalk on February 25, 20091145 Views

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Northern Medal and Order of Canada Awards Statement to the Legislative Assembly

Hon. Sandy Lee
Monday, February 23, 2009

Mr. Speaker, as Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, I wish to offer my congratulations and best wishes to two well-known women who have dedicated themselves to advancing the lives of Northern and Aboriginal women.

by NationTalk on February 25, 2009843 Views

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Press Release – Ahousaht First Nation unveils Phase One

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tofino, BC – (Feb. 23, 2009) – The Ahousaht First Nation in cooperation with the Province of BC, ARG Services Inc., and the Town of Tofino are excited to announce the launch of North America‟s premier First Nation-owned No-Net Negative Environmental Impact (NNNEI*) sustainable resort village and Recreation Conservation Reserve.

by NationTalk on February 25, 20091316 Views

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Edward Horne Civil Litigation

YELLOWKNIFE (February 23, 2009) – The parties have requested that the forthcoming trial, scheduled to begin in March 2009, be postponed. The Court has agreed to this request.

by NationTalk on February 25, 20091314 Views

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Community Discussions on the Electricity Review Launched

YELLOWKNIFE (February 23, 2009) – Three energy policy experts have been appointed by the Chair of the Government of the Northwest Territories Ministerial Energy Coordinating Committee, the Honourable Bob McLeod, to engage Northwest Territories (NWT) residents, Aboriginal governments and key stakeholders in a territory-wide discussion on electricity regulation, rates and subsidy programs.

by NationTalk on February 25, 2009805 Views

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Native Leader responds to Leaked Cabinet Memo

NANAIMO, BC, Feb. 24 – Grand Council Chief John Beaucage, a candidate for National Chief and leader of the 42 member First Nations of the Anishinabek Nation has real concerns with a leaked cabinet memo and apparent plans for the government to overhaul First Nations funding arrangements.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091056 Views

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Yukon Principals Recognized for Excellence in Leadership

FOR RELEASE #09-032
February 24, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Two Yukon school principals have been recognized for excellence in leadership through nominations to the Canadian Association of Principals and the Learning Partnership’s Outstanding Principals’ Award.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091015 Views

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Public Advisory: Public Consultations on Human Rights Code Postponed

Justice
February 24, 2009

The Department of Justice announced today that Human Rights Code public consultations scheduled for Grand Falls-Windsor (Wednesday, February 25) and Gander (Thursday, February 26) have been postponed. Rescheduled dates and times for these sessions will be announced in the near future.

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Media contact:
Ken Morrissey
Director of Communications
Department of Justice
709-729-6985, 685-6612
kenmorrissey@gov.nl.ca

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by NationTalk on February 24, 2009726 Views

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All-Party Committee Examining Mental Health And Addiction Services

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Committee Findings to Help Build Long Term Mental Health and Addiction Strategy

February 24, 2009

NEWS

An all-party committee has been formed by the Ontario legislature to help develop ways to improve access to mental health and addiction services in the province.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009971 Views

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Community Trust Restoring Historic Cheslatta Trails

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2009FOR0023-000234
Feb. 24, 2009

Ministry of Forests and Range
Ministry of Community Development

BURNS LAKE – Twelve Cheslatta Community Forest workers are restoring numerous heritage trails south of Francois Lake with $196,960 from the Community Development Trust’s Job Opportunities Program, Community Development Minister Kevin Krueger and Bulkley Valley-Stikine MLA Dennis MacKAY announced.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009945 Views

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The RCMP is Hiring! RCMP Launches Recruiting Advertising Campaign

Ottawa – February 23, 2009 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has launched its third national recruiting advertising campaign. Featuring RCMP members performing day-to-day operational activities, this campaign truly demonstrates that the RCMP offers “a career nowhere near ordinary.”

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091194 Views

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Aboriginal people living in cities focus of presentation (Regina Leader-Post)

Aboriginal people living in cities focus of presentation

February 24, 2009

REGINA — A public lecture to be presented today by the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy will explore the myths about and realities of aboriginal people living in cities.

http://www.leaderpost.com/news/story.html?id=1323822

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009720 Views

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Canada’s Mining CEOs Gather at Annual CEO Outlook Conference

TORONTO, Feb. 24 –

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WHAT: Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University CEO Outlook Conference brings together Canada's top business leaders to share their personal stories and opinions and spar over critical issues. The theme for this year's conference is Mining: The Future of a Canadian Success Story.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091044 Views

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Aboriginal youth Aiming Higher at Nipissing University

North Bay, ON, February 24, 2009

Lorne Cardinal, of Corner Gas fame, will be helping Aboriginal youth set their sites high at Nipissing University on February 26 as part of a new outreach project named Aiming Higher.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091896 Views

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McGuinty Government’s Green Energy Act Provides Certainty

For immediate release

Waterpower Industry Shovel Ready

February 23, 2009 – Toronto – The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) applauds today’s introduction of the Green Energy Act, and its focus on accelerating the contribution of new renewable energy projects.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009946 Views

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Métis Nation of Ontario Supports Move to Green Energy

OTTAWA, Feb. 24 – Gary Lipinski, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario says he is optimistic about the potential benefits for Métis citizens and Métis communities in Ontario should the Green Energy Act legislation introduced Monday by Energy Minister George Smitherman be passed.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009898 Views

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Abitex and Azimut report encouraging uranium results on the Kangiq property, Nunavik, Quebec

VAL-D’OR, QC, Feb. 24 – Abitex Resources Inc. (TSX-V: ABE) (“Abitex”) and its partner Azimut Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: AZM) (“Azimut”) report encouraging results following the 2008 first reconnaissance program performed on the Kangiq property in Nunavik, Quebec. Several uranium prospects, with grades up to 0.94% U3O8, have been identified, including the extension on the property of the Puqila Zone outlined on the adjacent Daniel Lake property. These results further confirm the large-scale uranium mineralized system discovered in 2006 in the region. The potential for additional discoveries is clearly supported by the uranium airborne footprint identified during surveys covering the property.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091066 Views

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Improving Education for Aboriginal Students

February 24, 2009

McGuinty Government Building Stronger Relationships with Aboriginal Communities

The Ontario government and First Nation, Métis and Inuit organizations are working together to achieve better outcomes for Aboriginal students at all levels of learning.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009937 Views

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Minister Strahl Commends the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan –(Feb. 24, 2009) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians congratulates the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) on their Summit on Aboriginal education.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009902 Views

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Canadian Commission for UNESCO Announces International Adult Learners’ Week 2009

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Week-long celebration will highlight achievements of adult learners

Ottawa, February 13, 2009. The Secretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, David A. Walden, announced today that International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) 2009 in Canada will be held from March 2 through 8.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009868 Views

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Transparency to be focus of native funding policy, Tories say – Globe and Mail

INDIAN AFFAIRS
Transparency to be focus of native funding policy, Tories say

BILL CURRY
February 24, 2009

OTTAWA — The Conservative government says it is changing the way chiefs and band councils are funded, trying to ensure more transparency in how tax dollars are spent on Canada’s native reserves.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090224.RESERVES24/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009758 Views

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Heart Health plan aims to slash death rates – CTV

Heart Health plan aims to slash death rates

Updated Tue. Feb. 24 2009
CTV.ca News Staff

Canada can cut the number of deaths due to heart disease as well as the number of hospitalizations for stroke by 25 per cent by 2020 if the country follows the recommendations of a new Canadian Heart Health Strategy, the plan’s architects say.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090224/heart_strategy_090224/20090224?hub=Health

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009666 Views

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Inspirations to the nation – Winnipeg Sun

Inspirations to the nation
Celebrating the spirit of aboriginal people

By DAVID SCHMEICHEL, SUN MEDIA
Last Updated: 24th February 2009

Now that the Grammys, the Golden Globes and the Oscars have come and gone, it would appear Awards Season 2009 is already at an end.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/entertainment/2009/02/24/8505366-sun.html

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009741 Views

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MNR looks for recruits – Chronicle Journal

MNR looks for recruits

LINDSAY LAFRAUGH
02/24/2009

In an attempt to diversify the Ministry of Natural Resources‘ workforce, the regional director is reaching out to aboriginal high school students.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/top_story.php?id=167091

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009664 Views

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No threat of top-down reform – Globe and Mail

ABORIGINAL GOVERNANCE
No threat of top-down reform

February 24, 2009

The mistake of Jean Chrétien’s government in trying to push through the First Nations Governance Act, an ambitious effort to reform the way that reserves are run, was to attempt to steamroll over objections from aboriginal leaders. Since then, those leaders have understandably been on the lookout for any similar federal bids to unilaterally impose sweeping reforms. But yesterday’s reaction by the Assembly of First Nations to a document that appears to be a leaked Cabinet memo raises questions about the spirit of co-operation on the aboriginal side.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090224.EAFN24/TPStory/Comment

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009629 Views

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Canada is heart sick and must act now: Canadian Heart Health Strategy and Action Plan unveiled

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OTTAWA, Feb. 24 – Canada now has its first comprehensive Heart Health Strategy and Action Plan to help Canadians prevent and care for cardiovascular diseases, Canada’s No.1 public health threat. The Canadian Heart Health Strategy and Action Plan (CHHS-AP): Building a Heart Healthy Canada and Realizing our Vision, were released today by Dr. Eldon R. Smith, Chair of the CHHS-AP Steering Committee. Also participating in the release were the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Federal Minister of Health, Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada and representatives of the lead organizations in the Strategy development.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091285 Views

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Ontario’s Bold New Plan for a Green Economy

News Release
23 February, 2009

McGuinty Government To Boost Renewable Energy, Economic Growth and Create a Culture of Conservation

Ontario is proposing sweeping new legislation to attract new investment, create new green economy jobs and better protect the climate.

The proposed bill, the Green Energy Act (GEA), if passed, would help the government ensure Ontario’s green economic future by:

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009900 Views

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Media Advisory: International Women’s Day Event to Look at How Women Judges have Made a Difference

For Immediate Release February 23, 2009

Nineteen years ago, the late Honourable Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada first posed the question, “Will women judges really make a difference?” On March 2, 2009 at a public forum celebrating International Women’s Day, a panel of high-profile legal experts will gather at the Law Society to provide their views on whether women judges have made a difference in legal decision making, legal culture and administering justice.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091053 Views

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The Waters That Bind Us

Published: Feb 23, 2009

Transboundary Implications of Oil Sands Development

Oil sands development uses large quantities of freshwater and produces large amounts of toxic waste, posing a risk not just to local ecosystems but to those downstream as well. The Waters That Bind Us: Transboundary Implications of Oil Sands Development explores both the impact that oil sands development has on water resources and current water management practices in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. It includes six recommendations for improving water management practices and minimizing risks to water resources from oil sands development.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091390 Views

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Oil Sands Threaten Downstream Water Resources in Alberta, NWT

Yellowknife-February 23, 2009-Current water management practices cannot protect water in northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories from the impacts of oil sands development, according to a new report by the Pembina Institute. The report, The Waters That Bind Us: Transboundary Implications of Oil Sands Development, recommends that new oil sands lease sales and oil sands approvals be suspended until stronger environmental rules to protect water are put in place.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009963 Views

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Premier Honours Interior Public Service Employees

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2009OTP0035-000225
Feb. 23, 2009

Office of the Premier
BC Public Service Agency

KAMLOOPS – The Interior’s exceptional B.C. public service employees were the focus of a ceremony this evening hosted by Premier Gordon Campbell. At the ceremony, the employees received a Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Award acknowledging their creativity and dedication.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009831 Views

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VIU partners with Coast Salish Employment and Training Society

2/23/2009

Vancouver Island University (VIU) and the Coast Salish Employment and Training Society (CSETS) in Duncan have signed a partnership that will secure 12 seats in the new Aboriginal Construction Program at VIU for CSETS clients.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091548 Views

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FSIN Wishes David Ahenakew Peace Following His Not Guilty Verdict

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2009

(Regina, SK) FSIN Chief Lawrence Joseph hopes David Ahenakew and his family will be allowed to move on and put the last seven years behind them following today’s court ruling. Judge Wilfrid K. Tucker found David Ahenakew not guilty of wilfully promoting hatred for comments he made in December of 2002.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009967 Views

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Ministers of Education open CMEC Summit on Aboriginal Education

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Saskatoon, February 24, 2009 – An historic summit on Aboriginal education, organized by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), was opened today by the Honourable Kelly Lamrock, Chair of CMEC and Minister of Education for New Brunswick, the Honourable Ken Krawetz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Education for Saskatchewan and the Honourable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour for Saskatchewan.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091240 Views

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FSIN Believes Former Timber Bay Residential School Students Re-Victimized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2009

(White Cap Dakota First Nation, SK) FSIN Vice-Chief Lyle Whitefish is appalled the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada would reject the common experience payment claim by former students from the Timber Bay School. Vice-Chief Whitefish points out that the school is like other residential schools that qualified for the CEP claim. The Timber Bay School fits the “Dynamics” of any other recognized Residential School in Canada. The last federally recognized school in the Northwest Territories was more like a Group Home whereas Timber Bay was run like a Residential School.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091332 Views

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2009 Labrador Metis Nation President Results

Saturday, 21 Feb 2009

Zone 1- Cartwright, Paradise River, Black Tickle

Kirk Lethbridge- 46 Chris Montague-85

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009950 Views

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Folk on the Rocks : Last Call for Northern Performers!

Deadline March 1, 2009

For more information please contact:

Sarah McLeod, Festival Co-ordinator
FOLK on the ROCKS
Box 326
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N3
E-mail: admin@folkontherocks.com
Phone: (867)920-7806
Fax: (867)873-6535 www.folkontherocks.com

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by NationTalk on February 24, 2009858 Views

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VANOC 2010 Aboriginal Visual Artist Submission Requirements

VANOC – Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games [www.vancouver2010.com] is seeking Aboriginal visual artists to register on its database for potential art opportunities at the Venues Aboriginal Art Program:

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009947 Views

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Junofest Rolls out its Musical Line-up for the 2009 Juno Awards Weekend

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Local Vancouver band, Said The Whale, performs for music fans at HMV to kick-start JunoFest ‘09

Vancouver, BC (February 23, 2009) – Live music hits the streets of Vancouver! Today at a JUNO Awards concert inside HMV in Downtown Vancouver, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced the extensive line-up of 2009 JunoFest performers slated to hit the stages during JUNO Awards Weekend. JunoFest wristbands (priced at $30) go on sale starting Saturday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. (PST), through Ticketmaster and participating JunoFest venues. JunoFest takes place on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, each night from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Wristbands offer fans priority entry at all JunoFest venues (subject to capacity). Must be 19 years of age or older to attend.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091585 Views

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Ahousaht First Nation proudly unveils Phase One of their Regional Social and Economic Strategic Plan for their Traditional Territory in the Clayoquot Sound

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tofino, BC – (Feb. 23, 2009) – The Ahousaht First Nation in cooperation with the Province of BC, ARG Services Inc., and the Town of Tofino are excited to announce the launch of North America‟s premier First Nation-owned No-Net Negative Environmental Impact (NNNEI*) sustainable resort village and Recreation Conservation Reserve.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20092077 Views

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Canada Loses A Treaty Knowledge Keeper With The Passing Of Chief Irvin Starblanket

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2009

(Saskatoon, SK) FSIN Chief Lawrence Joseph describes the passing of Chief Irvin Starblanket, from the Star Blanket Cree Nation, as a tremendous loss for Canada, Saskatchewan and First Nation people. Chief Starblanket was an elected leader for more than 30 years. He passed away Tuesday February 3, 2009 after suffering cardiac arrest.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009910 Views

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Foundations for the Future Summary of Research Results

21 February 2009
ICT Summit 2009, Vancouver

Overview

• Purpose of the study
• A holistic view
• Output of the study
• How we conducted the study
• Context of the study
• The survey
– Overview, Key findings, Respondents
– Summary of the survey

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091085 Views

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Dance Residency: Indigenous Choreographers Summit

Program dates: June 01, 2009 – June 22, 2009

Application deadline: April 15, 2009

Program Information

The inaugural international Indigenous Choreographers Summit will bring dancers together with invited choreographers in an unprecedented opportunity to share, stimulate, and strengthen existing choreographic knowledge and capacity. The focus will be on developing the choreographic voice of Aboriginal dance practitioners during a three-week residency.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009916 Views

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