WHITEHORSE – Justice Minister Marian C. Horne today announced that the Yukon government has accepted the recommendation of the Building Advisory Committee on a decision option for a new correctional centre.
KIRKLAND LAKE, ON, May 11 – Canada’s New Government and the Government of Ontario today announced an allocation of $4 million to renovate housing for low-income households in Northern Ontario, including aboriginal families living off-reserve, under the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program. Frontiers Foundation Inc. and ManTech Services are the successful proponents for the delivery of the program.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(May 11, 2007) – The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, today congratulated three recipients of the Award of Excellence in Nursing for nurses working in First Nations and Inuit communities. The ceremony, held during National Nursing Week, took place at the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa.
Edmonton, (May 11, 2007) – The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced a refocused Urban Aboriginal Strategy that concentrates on job training and entrepreneurship for Aboriginal people living in urban areas.
BCRPA sets goal of 50,000 participants province-wide in 2007
VANCOUVER, May 10 – Grade 4 students at Burnaby’s Maywood Community School got “jiggy with it” today with Minister of State for ActNow BC, Gordon Hogg as they learned how to dance hip hop together on BC’s Move for Health Day.
TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership program recognizes outstanding Canadian youth with awards worth $60,000 each
OTTAWA, May 10 – Join TD Canada Trust in honouring some of Canada’s most distinguished high-school students as they are awarded the TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership. As one of the top scholarship programs in Canada, students are awarded full post-secondary tuition, $5,000 a year toward living expenses and an offer of summer employment at TD Canada Trust for up to four years – a total value of up to $60,000 each. The scholarship celebrates the spirit of volunteerism, community leadership and academic excellence.
CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, May 10 – Horizon North Logistics Inc. (“Horizon” or the “Company”) reported its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2007 and 2006. These 2007 results are not comparable to the results for 2006 due to the significant transactions completed by the Company in the last six months.
Assembly Of First Nations Submission to the Sixth Session Of The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Special Theme: Territories, Lands and Natural Resources
May 14-25, 2007
New York, New York
1. SPECIAL THEME: TERRITORIES, LANDS and NATURAL RESOURCES
This part of our submission aims to contribute to an understanding of what First Nations expect and desire with respect to the implementation of a Recognition and Reconciliation approach in dealing with the territorial, land and natural resource rights of First Nations indigenous peoples in Canada.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(CCNMatthews – May 11, 2007) – The fifth annual First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Award of Excellence in Nursing ceremony takes place on May 11 at the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa.
Increased Funding Will Enhance Access To Child Psychiatrists Across Ontario
TORONTO – The McGuinty government is helping more children and youth with mental health and behavioural challenges get the help they need by expanding Ontario’s telepsychiatry program to 10 new rural, remote and underserved communities across the province, Minister of Children and Youth Services Mary Anne Chambers announced today.
NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc., (“NaiKun”) and the Haida Nation announced today they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish HaidaLink—a proposal to complete interconnection between Haida Gwaii and the mainland energy grid. The Haida Power Authority is an entity created by the Haida Nation to oversee the development of power projects within Haida Gwaii.
OTTAWA, May 10 – Please be advised that the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians will make an announcement regarding the Urban Aboriginal Strategy. Minister Prentice will be joined by the Mayor of Edmonton, Stephen Mandel.
Vancouver, British Columbia – NaiKun Wind Development Inc. (“NaiKun”) announced today it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Haida Nation regarding Phase 1 (320MW) of the proposed offshore wind farm project in Hecate Strait.
Saskatchewan Health invested new funds in the 2007-08 budget to further enhance a variety of programs and services for the province’s young people, particularly children and youth with major challenges to their mental health and wellness.
« The silence of Quebec leaves us no other choice »
Chief Ghislain Picard, is taking the road to the UN
Wendake, May 10, 2007 – Following the inaugural speech, the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), Ghislain Picard, is very disappointed by the complete silence of the Premier towards the issues which affect the First Nations, in spite of the urgent situation, which he personally acknowledged at the First Nations Socioeconomic Forum held prior to the launching of elections. “In all evidence, the First Nations are not a priority to Quebec. The silence maintained by Quebec leaves us no other choice. We must step up our efforts to have our rights recognized and bring the government to honor its obligations towards us”, stated Chief Ghislain Picard, who announces that, from now on, the First Nations of Quebec will make themselves heard outside the province.
BLAINE, WASHINGTON–(May 10, 2007) – Tamerlane Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TAM) is pleased to announce that a business agreement with the Deninu K’ue First Nation (DKFN) has been signed. The agreement outlines job and business opportunities to the Deninu K’ue First Nation for the Pine Point Project and ensures a long lasting relationship between Tamerlane and DKFN.
TORONTO, May 10 – Today, Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse joined Premier Dalton McGuinty in calling upon the federal government to establish an independent body to settle the hundreds of outstanding land claims across the country.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(May 10, 2007) – To address the major issues affecting the Canadian post-secondary education sector, over 700 members of the college and institute community from across Canada will meet in Montreal from May 27-29 at the annual conference of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).
During 2006, we achieved record revenues of $14.8 million and a record average production of 942 BOE/d. 2006 cash flow was $4.4 million ($0.07 per share) and the loss for the year was $1.37 million ($0.02 per share). We maintained our capital spending at just under $10 million, drilled 35 wells (27.3 net) and lowered our net debt to $9.5 million from $10.3 million despite a drop in gas prices. Most of our capital spending was directed at development drilling moving probable reserves to the proven producing category (up 40%).
Petrowest Energy Services Trust (“Petrowest” or the “Trust”) (TSX – “PRW.UN”) announced today that it has entered into agreements to acquire five private road construction, gravel crushing and log hauling businesses in the Grande Prairie and Peace River regions of Alberta and the Ft. St. John region of British Columbia for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $94.2 million. The revenue generated by these companies over their last fiscal year totaled approximately $76.6 million. These acquisitions will expand the Trust’s geographic footprint, client base and provide increased utilization of assets within the Trust. In addition Petrowest also announced that it has also entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Woodland Cree First Nations (“WCFN”) that contemplates a major strategic alliance, structured as a joint venture, which will see Petrowest provide a combination of services within the WCFN traditional lands comprising over 3,800 square miles, including a significant portion of the Peace River oil sands. This memorandum of understanding also contemplates that Petrowest will acquire road construction equipment from a subsidiary of the WCFN for a purchase price of $4.0 million.
TORONTO, May 9 – Today the Ontario Human Rights Commission released a background document and consultation paper on human rights in rental housing. Public meetings begin this June in Sudbury, Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto to hear people’s stories and bring much needed attention and action to this fundamental issue.
Ottawa, ON (May 9, 2007) – Beverley Jacobs, President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, will present before the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development tomorrow in reviewing Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act.When: Thursday, May 10, 2007, 13:00 EDT Where: Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and […]
YELLOWKNIFE (May 9, 2007) – Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, the Gwich’in Tribal Council, the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated, the Northwest Territory Métis Nation and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) have reached agreement on a Resource Revenue Sharing Agreement-in-Principle (RRS AIP) and a devolution Agreement in Principle (Devolution AIP). The Devolution AIP has been forwarded to the Government of Canada with a recommendation for the federal government to adopt it as a basis for completing the current stage of the negotiations and seeking a mandate for a final agreement.
SUDBURY, Ontario, May 9, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health and the Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced funding of $27,000 for the Northern Lights Festival Boreal, which will take place in Sudbury’s Bell Park from June 6 to 8, 2007.
Today, City Councillors and staff from Vancouver’s Youth Outreach Team recognized the contributions of youth, adults, organizations and programs in promoting meaningful youth participation in the life of the city at a special Youth Awards Ceremony and Exhibition.
OTTAWA, ON, May 8 – In an interview on water.ca, Liberal MP (Ajax-Pickering) Mark Holland said that the export of bulk water in any fashion, including diversions and removals, is not acceptable. Canada is very fortunate to have great amounts of water, but they should not be taken for granted, especially in the context of climate change and the uncertain effects it will have on our environment. Bulk water exports are dangerous to our environment and natural ecology.
DENVER, COLORADO–(May 9, 2007) – Ur-Energy Inc. (TSX:URE)(“Ur-Energy” or the “Company”) reports that the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (the “Review Board”) has recommended to the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada that the Company’s application to conduct an exploratory drilling program at the Company’s Screech Lake property be rejected pursuant to section 128(1)(d) of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act. This section of the Act sets out that the Review Board shall, “Where the development is likely in its opinion to cause an adverse impact on the environment so significant that it cannot be justified, recommend that the proposal be rejected without an environmental impact review”.
Once again, CBC in Manitoba would like to invite your organization to take part in CBCs Our Manitoba stage at the Red River Exhibition. The invitation is extended to ethno-cultural organizations to utilize the stage to profile their organizations culture through displays and/or performances.
This year we also have the opportunity, in partnership with The Red River Ex, to schedule a number of time slots on their Spirited Energy Stage. Therefore, if you feel you have outgrown CBCs Our Manitoba Stage, and would like to be considered for the Spirited Energy Stage, please call me and I will provide more details. If you feel comfortable performing on both stages, we will try to schedule your times back to back on the same day.
For Immediate Release
May 8, 2007
Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts
VICTORIA – The Province is contributing $225,000 to the Nanwakolas Council to create a pilot project that will streamline First Nations referrals and consultation related to natural resource applications in their territories, Agriculture and Lands Minister Pat Bell announced today.
News Release FOR RELEASE May 9, 2007 – 8:00 a.m., AST Saint John, New Brunswick – New Brunswick Workforce Connex, an innovative and results-driven forum to address the province’s pending skills shortage, is being held today at the Delta Brunswick in Saint John. For the first time, many employers will learn about their ability to […]
You may be concerned about what happens if you do not have any records to verify your attendance at residential school. Do not worry. When you get the claim form, fill it out and send it back. The Government will use all of the school records it has to verify your claim. If more information is needed, you may be contacted.
The next status update will be available on May 16th, 2007.
KASHECHEWAN, Ontario, May 8, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health and Federal Economic Development Initiatives for Northern Ontario, today announced funding of $50,000 for CreeFest 2007, the Mushkegowuk Treaty Council’s 5th annual outdoor summer festival.
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media. We are currently seeking features, shorts, documentaries, dramas, comedies, animation by international and Canadian Indigenous filmmakers and producers. We invite all genres and lengths and encourage submissions from first-time and emerging directors.
This is a reminder that Judge Rodgers’ decision will be rendered on the Harvesting Rights case, Lemieux, Lemieux and Laurin on June 12th 2007, at the North Bay Court House. We will advise you of the time and court room number as soon as possible. We encourage our Region 5 citizens in particular to attend this memorable event!
Media Release – For Immediate Release – Photos Available
(Thunder Bay, May 8, 2007) First Nations delegates from across Ontario came together today in Thunder Bay for a two-day Mana-cha-toon Wash-ti-ni-gun (Conserve the Light) Gathering. The Gathering is both a platform for education about electricity conservation in First Nations communities and the launch of a province-wide electricity conservation program for Ontario’s aboriginal communities.
BDC’s E-Spirit promotes entrepreneurship to Aboriginal youth in Canada
HALIFAX, NS, May 8 – Over 200 Aboriginal high school students will be meeting in Halifax for BDC’s annual E-Spirit National Aboriginal youth business plan competition from May 14 to 16. The grade 10 to 12 students come from as far as Port Alberni, BC in the West; Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut in the North and Eskasoni, Nova Scotia in the East.
Québec, May 8, 2007 – The commission of the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE), chaired by Mr. John Haemmerli, will be holding, on May 22nd , the second part of the public hearing on the Lac Opasatica, Lac des Quinze, Forêt Piché-Lemoine and Réservoir Decelles Biodiversity Reserve projects in the natural province of the Abitibi and James Bay Lowlands. In the course of this second part of the public hearing, the commission will hold sessions at the following locations:
OTTAWA, May 7 – On behalf of the Miawpukek First Nation, Chief Mi’sel Joe expresses dismay and disappointment that the Supreme Court of Canada has declined to hear an appeal from the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in the case Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Newfoundland versus Ken Drew et al (short form, R. v. Drew).
TORONTO, May 7 – The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) will become a place of letters and learning next week when it plays host to more than 12,000 literacy professionals from around the world attending the 52nd Annual Convention of the International Reading Association (IRA).
The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network wants to help 5 Aboriginal recording artists and/or groups from any part of Canada produce music videos for broadcast on their station and they are currently accepting submissions.
05/03/07 – This press release is to reaffirm the Six Nations Council’s continuous support of the Six Nations Police Service. The Six Nations Council acknowledges the vital role of the Six Nations Police Service to maintain peace, law and order so that as Six Nations community members we can live in a safe and healthy environment.
McGuinty Government Investments Are A Boost For Ontario’s Most Vulnerable Young People
TORONTO, May 7 – Minister of Children and Youth Services Mary Anne Chambers met today with children, youth and families facing mental health and behavioural challenges to talk about new investments that are helping 44 Toronto community agencies provide more mental health and behavioural programs and services.
OTTAWA, May 7 – With the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, May 7-13, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Phil Fontaine is calling for national recognition that promoting First Nations mental wellness is critical for the future of Canada.