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Dean Del Mastro matches Cheryl Gallant for craziest falsehood on Liberal Green Shift

September 25, 2008

OTTAWA — Conservative Candidate Dean Del Mastro has managed to match his colleague Cheryl Gallant for the biggest Conservative fabrication of the 2008 election about the Liberal platform; this time, falsely claiming the Liberal Green Shift plan violates First Nations’ Treaty rights.

by NationTalk on September 26, 2008954 Views

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Putting Northern Ontario Back on The Map: Angus Releases Northern Ontario Platform

2008-09-25

New Democrats across Northern Ontario announced a comprehensive plan to put Northerners and their families first and tackle ongoing challenges like soaring gas prices ignored by Harper and Dion.

“Instead of supporting working families in Northern Ontario, Stephen Harper and Stéphane Dion teamed up to give oil companies, banks and insurance companies a $50 billion tax giveaway ignoring the economy, health care, and the environment,” said MP Charlie Angus. “New Democrats will reverse that.”

by NationTalk on September 26, 2008914 Views

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The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Funding Social Housing in Canada

25 Sep 2008

Research Report:
by Alexandra Moskalyk

The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Funding Social Housing in Canada, by Alexandra Moskalyk, looks at the role currently played by public-private partnerships (PPPs) in social housing development in Canada and assesses their future potential as a mechanism for financing the development and maintenance of social housing. Using case studies, the paper examines how partnerships can better use scarce public resources efficiently and equitably to meet the housing needs of low-income earners.

by NationTalk on September 26, 20081115 Views

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Premier’s Awards for Teaching Excellence Nominations Are Now Open

Nominate a special teacher who has made a positive, long-lasting impact on your school community.

We are pleased to announce that nominations for the second annual Premier’s Awards for Teaching Excellence are now open. The Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding teachers in British Columbia who have made exceptional contributions to benefit their school and improve student achievement.

by NationTalk on September 26, 20081043 Views

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Liberals Will Restore Literacy Funding

For Immediate Release
September 24, 2008

OTTAWA – A new Liberal government will restore funding for literacy programs axed by the Conservatives, Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion said today on Raise-A-Reader day.

by NationTalk on September 26, 2008992 Views

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Canada’s First Nations Stand Up for Education, Demand their Issues Be A Part of Federal Election Now

Canada’s education ministers emerged from two days of meetings Tuesday, promising continued work on a hodgepodge of issues, including lagging aboriginal education.

by NationTalk on September 26, 20081425 Views

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Clean Energy Efficiency Program Supports 62 Communities

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008EMPR0057-001457
Sept. 25, 2008

Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

PENTICTON – A total of $175,000 will support 10 communities selected to join the expanding Community Action on Energy and Emissions (CAEE) program, announced Richard Neufeld, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Barry Penner, Minister of Environment, and Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Community Development.

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008957 Views

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Western Forest Products Continues Curtailments

Duncan, British Columbia –(Sept. 25, 2008) – Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF) (“Western” or “the Company”) will continue curtailments in view of continuing weak lumber markets.

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008868 Views

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PhosCan Chemical Announces Results for Quarter Ended July 31, 2008

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Sept. 25, 2008) –

(All dollar amounts are expressed in Canadian currency unless otherwise noted.)

PhosCan Chemical Corp. (TSX VENTURE:FOS) announces its financial and operating results for the quarter ended July 31, 2008.

by NationTalk on September 25, 20081045 Views

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Yes to Salmon, No to Shell: Municipalities’ Vote Signals BC-Wide Methane Concerns

Penticton, British Columbia –(Sept. 25, 2008) – The Union of BC Municipalities today passed a resolution at its convention in Penticton urging Gordon Campbell to suspend Shell’s coalbed methane drilling plans in the Sacred Headwaters, the source of BC’s Skeena, Nass and Stikine Rivers. The City of Prince Rupert sponsored the resolution.

by NationTalk on September 25, 20081092 Views

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Heritage to be Celebrated in Yukon Schools

FOR RELEASE #08-233
September 25, 2008

WHITEHORSE – Posters illustrating the winning entries in the 2008 Yukon Students Heritage Poster Contest will be distributed to all schools in Yukon later this month, announced Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor.

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008908 Views

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Neskantaga First Nation Rebuilds Recreation Centre

News Release
September 25, 2008 – 155

McGuinty Government Invests In Healthier Community

NEWS

The Neskantaga First Nation will have a new focal point for social and economic activity in the community with the support of the Ontario government.

by NationTalk on September 25, 20081202 Views

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Key Note Address to the Alaska Oil and Gas Symposium

The Promise of the North
Hon. Robert R. McLeod
Thursday, September 25, 2008

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Thank you for the opportunity to address you today.
It is a particular pleasure to speak in such a familiar northern environment – so similar to my own northern home in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008881 Views

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Premier, Cabinet Meet with Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs

Aboriginal Affairs
September 25, 2008

The Nova Scotia government and the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs have achieved an historic milestone. For the first time in the province’s history, cabinet and the 13 chiefs sat down together to discuss matters of mutual concern.

by NationTalk on September 25, 20081082 Views

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Province Launches Trees for Tomorrow

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008CD0104-001449
Sept. 25, 2008

Ministry of Community Development

PENTICTON – Community organizations, First Nations and local governments are invited to apply to the Trees for Tomorrow program, a cost-sharing venture to plant millions of trees in the public areas of cities, towns, villages and regional districts throughout B.C. over the coming five years, Community Development Minister Blair Lekstrom announced.

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008889 Views

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Naasautit Will Share the Numbers and the Knowledge for Health

SEPTMEBER 22, 2008 OTTAWA, ON — Naasautit: Inuit Health Statistics is a national project to enable Inuit regional organizations and communities to make better use of existing statistics on Inuit health. In the next year the Naasautit (an Inuit language word for numbers) project will develop the tools to measure and describe the health conditions […]

by NationTalk on September 25, 20081381 Views

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Foster-Family Recruitment Program Vastly Exceeds Expectations

More Than 1,000 New Placements Created to Help Vulnerable Kids; Hotel Placements Plummet

The province’s foster-family recruitment program has created more than 1,000 new bed spaces since November 2006, triple its original goal, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Ron Evans, Manitoba Métis Federation President David Chartrand and Northern Chiefs Organization Grand Chief Sydney Garrioch announced today.

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008947 Views

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Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business to celebrate 1st Nations Joint Ventures – Milton K Wong to speak on the Power of Collaboration: Taking Aboriginal Businesses to the Next Level

MEDIA ADVISORY: attention news/assignment, native affairs, and business editors Tuesday September 30, 2008 in Vancouver WHO: Keynote speaker Milton K. Wong, Chairman of HSBC Asset Management Canada, Clarence Louie, Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band, and Jay Wright, President and CEO of Vincor Canada, CCAB President and CEO Clint Davis, along with more than 100 […]

by NationTalk on September 25, 20081608 Views

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Media Advisory – Campaign 2000 Federal Election Statement with New Urban Poverty Data

TORONTO – Campaign 2000, the national anti-poverty coalition, will release new data on child poverty rates in Canadian cities, and an analysis of federal party platforms addressing poverty.

You are invited to —

A Campaign 2000 Media Conference
on Monday, Sept. 29th, 11:00am
at Family Service Toronto
355 Church St., Toronto

Wellesley Room (basement level)
Parking available in back lot

Speakers:
-Laurel Rothman, National Coordinator of Campaign 2000
-Grace-Edward Galabuzi, Professor, Ryerson University, and spokesperson for Colour of Poverty
-Geraldine King, National Association of Friendship Centres
-Marvyn Novick, Professor Emeritus of Ryerson University, and Campaign 2000

Moderated by Margaret Hancock, Executive Director of Family Service Toronto

by NationTalk on September 25, 20081031 Views

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Alberta First Nations Education in Crisis

September 25, 2008, Calgary, Alberta…Over 800 people gathered for yesterday’s “Protest Rally for First Nation Education”, in Edmonton, Alberta. Grand Chief Charles Weaselhead of Treaty 7, Grand Chief Wayne Moonias of Treaty 6, and Grand Chief Joe Whitehead of Treaty 8 along with the National Chief Phil Fontaine of the Assembly of First Nations lead […]

by NationTalk on September 25, 20082121 Views

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Thousands of Canadians set to join Sisters In Spirit Day of Awareness

Media Advisory Ottawa, ON (September 25, 2008) – The 3rd annual Sisters In Spirit Vigil will take place October 4th across Canada and again this year, this event has surpassed expectations. A record 37 communities to date in eight provinces have signed up to host a SIS Vigil to highlight the issue of missing and […]

by NationTalk on September 25, 20081614 Views

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Working together towards a strong economic future for Kahnawa:ke

News release September 25, 2008 Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO) Montreal – The Awimel Consulting Firm is just one business helped by CESO as part of a long-term partnership which began in 2005 and is aimed at supporting entrepreneurs, individuals, small businesses, and others in the Mohawk Nation of Kahnawa:ke.The Mohawk Nation of Kahnawa:ke is […]

by NationTalk on September 25, 20082822 Views

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Indigenous Women Among the Notable Speakers at Indigenous Business Conference

September 25, 2008, Calgary, Alberta…Indigenous women business leaders will inspire and motivate participants during next week’s Canadian Indigenous Business Association (CIBA) 2008 conference and trade show. “It is an opinion of mine that in the world of business and economic development, some of the ingredients for success that are required are ‘commitment and determination’. The […]

by NationTalk on September 25, 20081853 Views

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North Battleford artist up for Aboriginal Music Awards – StarPhoenix

North Battleford artist up for Aboriginal Music Awards

The StarPhoenix; with files from Canwest News Service
Published: Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mitch Daigneault of North Battleford is a multiple nominee at this year’s Aboriginal Music Awards.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/arts/story.html?id=bab22f81-488f-4fa2-8557-410d03ba2c93

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008759 Views

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First Nations families protest lack of education funding – Metro News

First Nations families protest lack of education funding

JEFF CUMMINGS/METRO EDMONTON
September 25, 2008

Protest Hundreds of people from aboriginal communities across northern and central Alberta pounded on drums and marched through downtown Edmonton to protest a lack of government education funding.

http://www.metronews.ca/edmonton/local/article/117234

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008827 Views

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Mining Act deadlines questioned – Chronicle Journal

Mining Act deadlines questioned

By JIM KELLY
Thursday, September 25, 2008

A deadline to consult nine First Nation communities within 30 days on a new mining act is unacceptable, say the chiefs of Matawa First Nations.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=136376

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008686 Views

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Close Education Gap, Ministers Urge – Times and Transcript

Close education gap, ministers urge

Published Thursday September 25th, 2008

Differences between natives, non-natives must be addressed, conference hears

FREDERICTON – Canada’s education ministers emerged from two days of meetings promising continued work on a hodgepodge of issues, including lagging aboriginal education.

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/news/article/426748

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008634 Views

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Different strain killed infant, lab tests show – Winnipeg Free Press

Different strain killed infant, lab tests show
Listeriosis not linked to Canada-wide meat recall

By: Jen Skerritt
Updated: September 25

A newborn baby who died from listeriosis was not infected with the same strain of bacteria linked to a Canada-wide tainted meat recall.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/story/4230467p-4871755c.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008679 Views

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Shots fired but no one hurt during tense standoff – Brantford Expositor

Police capture last of six escaped inmates from Regina prison
Shots fired but no one hurt during tense standoff

Posted By THE CANADIAN PRESS

A dangerous and dramatic scene played out on a Saskatchewan reserve Tuesday night as an RCMP standoff resulted in the arrest of the last escapee from the Regina Correctional Centre.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1216109

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008780 Views

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Final prison escapee arrested following tense police standoff – The Province

Final prison escapee arrested following tense police standoff

Heather Polischuk and Jana Pruden, Canwest News Service
Published: Thursday, September 25, 2008

REGINA — One month after six Regina Correctional Centre prisoners smashed their way out of the provincial jail, the resulting search for the escapees finally ended with the arrest of Ryan John Agecoutay.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=797aaa81-c7c4-4a74-9c25-bbb45df846de

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008623 Views

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Aboriginal justice workers decry Tories’ plan to end house arrest … – CBC

Aboriginal justice workers decry Tories’ plan to end house arrest sentences

Last Updated: Thursday, September 25, 2008

Conservative Leader Steven Harper’s latest tough-on-crime measures are getting a harsh review from aboriginal justice workers, who say they fear his move to end conditional sentencing for more than 30 crimes will lead to more aboriginal Canadians in jails.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canadavotes/story/2008/09/25/aboriginal-justice.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008666 Views

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Hundreds of aboriginal people protest discrepancies in education … – Truro Daily News

Hundreds of aboriginal people protest discrepancies in education funding

THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON — Hundreds of First Nations children, parents, elders and chiefs marched in downtown Edmonton on Wednesday to protest what Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine called an education system in crisis.

http://www.trurodaily.com/index.cfm?sid=174735&sc=287

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008764 Views

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Dawson First Nation challenges government on Yukon Queen licence – CBC

Dawson First Nation challenges government on Yukon Queen licence

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Tr’ondek Hwech’in Han Nation says it will decide if the Yukon Queen II cruise boat can operate on the Yukon River, worrying cruise line officials who say the First Nation’s wish to park the vessel would threaten their tours.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/09/24/yukon-queen.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008608 Views

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Taillefer gets support from Metatawabin – Timmins Today

Taillefer gets support from Metatawabin

09/24

Mike Metatawabin, a First Nations community and business leader better known for his work with Wawatay Native Communications and Five Nations Energy Inc., and a former Fort Albany chief, publicly endorsed Timmins-James Bay Liberal candidate Paul Taillefer at a joint news conference Tuesday morning.

http://www.mytimminstoday.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=488&Itemid=2

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008891 Views

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Patient’s demise raises troubling questions – Winnipeg Free Press

Patient’s demise raises troubling questions

Lindor Reynolds
Updated: September 24

There are three possible ways to explain how a dying man can spend 34 hours in a major hospital’s emergency department waiting room without attracting the attention of medical staff.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/story/4229996p-4871128c.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008732 Views

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Missing girl found – Winnipeg Free Press

Missing girl found

Updated: September 24

Belina Benn, who had been missing since last month, has been safely located, Winnipeg police said today.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/story/4230172p-4871238c.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008808 Views

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Sask. police recapture last of six escaped inmates – CTV

Sask. police recapture last of six escaped inmates

Updated Wed. Sep. 24 2008 8:28 AM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

The last of six prisoners who escaped from a Regina prison in August has been captured by police following a standoff on a Saskatchewan reserve.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080924/escaped_inmate_080924/20080924/

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008683 Views

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AFN Tries to Put Native Issues on Election Agenda – Canwest News

AFN tries to put native issues on election agenda

Meagan Fitzpatrick, Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, September 23, 2008

OTTAWA – The Assembly of First Nations is calling for a National Day of Political Action on Sept. 29 to draw attention to native issues during the federal election.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/features/decisioncanada/story.html?id=a8479d95-11f0-4123-8973-0d0916dc9d6f

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008816 Views

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Don’t create, raise taxes, N.W.T. roundtable delegates tell government – CBC

Don’t create, raise taxes, N.W.T. roundtable delegates tell government

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 24, 2008

As the Northwest Territories government looks for ways to put more money into its coffers, the people it’s consulting this week say they want ways that offer the least pain to northerners’ pocketbooks.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/09/24/nwt-finance.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008646 Views

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Facing off at Curve Lake – The Examiner

Facing off at Curve Lake
Election rivals challenge Del Mastro on aboriginal issues

Posted By BRENDAN WEDLEY EXAMINER STAFF WRITER

Peterborough Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro faced criticism of the Tory government’s record on aboriginal issues last night at what Chief Keith Knott says was the first-ever federal candidates debate at Curve Lake.

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1214571

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008779 Views

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Land now part of Elsipogtog reserve – Times Transcript

Land now part of Elsipogtog reserve

Published Wednesday September 24th, 2008

Village council received confirmation this week that a parcel of land along Highway 2, the Trans-Canada Highway, between Moncton and Salisbury, owned by the Elsipogtog First Nation, has been designated a part of the Elsipogtog reserve.

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/news/article/425472

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008958 Views

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Protesters disband after reaching agreement with Tyendinaga band council – CNews

Protesters disband after reaching agreement with Tyendinaga band council

By THE CANADIAN PRESS

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY, Ont. – A blockade on the Tyendinaga First Nation, east of Belleville, is over.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2008/09/24/6862386-cp.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008696 Views

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Iqaluit puts forward plastic bag ban – CBC

Iqaluit puts forward plastic bag ban

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A proposed bylaw could make plastic bags a floating memory in Iqaluit.

At a meeting Tuesday night, councillors introduced a bylaw that would make the Nunavut capital bag-free effective April 1.

http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2008/09/24/iqa-bag.html

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008665 Views

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Aboriginal Music Awards announces nominees – Globe and Mail

Aboriginal Music Awards announces nominees

Canadian Press
September 24, 2008 at 3:49 AM EDT

Toronto — Canadian country singer Crystal Shawanda and Winnipeg rockers Eagle & Hawk have snagged a leading five nominations for this year’s Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080924.waborigninal24/BNStory/Entertainment/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20080924.waborigninal24

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008719 Views

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Speaking their Language – Daily Herald

Speaking their language

MATTHEW GAUK
The Prince Albert Daily Herald

A safety rap at PACI Tuesday prompted a few titters and rolled eyes in the teenage audience.

But the young Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company actors ultimately won their crowd over, even eliciting calls for an encore performance and getting a few students in on the action.

http://www.paherald.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=174417&sc=4

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008676 Views

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Water conference keeps communities up to date – Leader-Post

Water conference keeps communities up to date

Memory McLeod, Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, September 23, 2008

REGINA — Turn on a tap and so long as the water that comes out is clean, clear and tastes normal, then most Reginans are satisfied.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=caaa401e-2ad3-4133-b861-b40fcb338545

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008591 Views

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Traditional Native Elders -a Revival of our Sacred Resources – Packet and Times

Traditional native elders -a revival of our sacred resources

Posted By ERNIE SANDY

Someone once said that our elders are the walking-talking libraries of indigenous culture, language, legends, knowledge of the environment, restorative justice, governance, childcare, education and skills development needed for survival on the land, spirituality, hunting and fishing, and pride.

http://www.orilliapacket.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1214429

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008738 Views

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Canada’s education stress need to close education gap natives, non-natives – Truro Daily

Canada’s education stress need to close education gap natives, non-natives

THE CANADIAN PRESS

FREDERICTON — Canada’s education ministers emerged from two days of meetings Tuesday, promising continued work on a hodgepodge of issues, including lagging aboriginal education.

http://www.trurodaily.com/index.cfm?sid=174310&sc=518

by NationTalk on September 25, 2008629 Views

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Municipalities Receive Climate Action Incentive

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008OTP0235-001451
Sept. 24, 2008

Office of the Premier

PENTICTON – The Province will offset the carbon tax for local governments who have committed to become carbon neutral by 2012, Premier Gordon Campbell announced today.

by NationTalk on September 25, 20081130 Views

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First Nations Seek Mutual Way Forward on Mining in B.C.

NEWS RELEASE
September 24, 2008

Organizers release B.C. First Nations Mining Summit Day 1 agenda

Dakelh Traditional Territory/Prince George, B.C. – First Nations organizers of a three-day meeting on mining issues have today released an agenda for the one day portion that brings together representatives from First Nations, governments, mining, NGOs, and others. The agenda covers October 7, day one of the event.

by NationTalk on September 24, 20081189 Views

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