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Canada’s New Government Supports Prairie Spirit Connections of Regina

REGINA, August 28, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, Tom Lukiwski, Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Minister for Democratic Reform, and Member of Parliament (Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre), today announced funding of up to $70,000 for Prairie Spirit Connections to help fund its Tending the Fire Healing Program.

“With support from Canada’s New Government, Prairie Spirit’s healing program will enable Aboriginal young people to participate in an anger management program where they will develop a better understanding of themselves and how they relate to the world,” said Minister Verner. “Eight culture camps at Carry the Kettle First Nation will provide lessons in drum making and traditional songs, as well as access to Elders. These activities will empower youth, develop their leadership skills and help them make positive life choices.”

by NationTalk on August 28, 20071289 Views

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Apex Resources Group Announces Appointment of New Director and Updates of Pipeline Project

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 27 — Apex Resources Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: APXR) announces the appointment of Mr. Rafiq Chinoy to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Chinoy has a College Degree from Mukalla, South Yemen and migrated to Canada in the 1980’s. Mr. Chinoy owns and operates a Corporate Travel business in Vancouver, B.C. Mr. Chinoy is a Private Investor and will be instrumental in negotiating Private Placement funding for the Company.

by NationTalk on August 28, 20071191 Views

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The Canadian Club of Montreal – Business Leaders Speak Out !

MONTREAL, Aug. 27 /CNW Telbec/ – Starting Friday, September 14, the
Canadian Club of Montreal will present its 2007-08 series of luncheons,
featuring 22 guest speakers who are leaders in their respective fields. They
will come to discuss current affairs or to share their thoughts on topics that
interest, fascinate and motivate them. Here is the schedule of luncheons in
the Club’s “CEO rendez-vous” series of speeches (noon to 2 p.m.).

by NationTalk on August 28, 20071196 Views

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Urgent Notice – Common Experience Application

Assembly of First Nations Indian Residential Schools Unit – August 23, 2007

>>View notice (Pdf)

by NationTalk on August 28, 20071022 Views

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Ontario Heritage Trust Seeks Nominations of Young Heritage Volunteers

TORONTO, Aug. 27 – The Ontario Heritage Trust is seeking nominations of youth aged 18 and under for its 2007 Young Heritage Leaders program. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, October 31, 2007.

Through this annual program, municipal councils, regional councils, First Nation band councils, Métis community councils and schools can recognize local youth for significant voluntary contributions to built, cultural or natural heritage preservation in their communities.

by NationTalk on August 28, 20071010 Views

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Ontario’s Decision to Procure More Renewable Energy Good News for Canada’s Wind Energy Industry

OTTAWA, Aug. 27 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is encouraged by Energy Minister Dwight Duncan’s announcement today that the Ontario government has directed the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to procure a further 2000 MW of new renewable energy, including wind energy, in the province. The directive calls on the OPA to issue a request for proposals for an initial 500 MW of new renewable energy before the end of the year.

“We are pleased that the Ontario government has moved to create new opportunities for the wind energy industry in Ontario and to continue to pursue the development of the province’s vast wind energy resources,” said Robert Hornung, CanWEA President. “From our research we know that a significant majority of Ontario’s citizens believe that wind power is leading Ontario to a clean energy future. This announcement should be well received by all those wanting to stimulate new economic development in rural communities while supporting a healthier environment and a solution to climate change.”

by NationTalk on August 28, 2007980 Views

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Media Advisory: Health Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Aug. 27, 2007) – Rick Casson, MP for Lethbridge, will announce Government of Canada funding for Aboriginal Nursing Students.

Date Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Time 10:00 a.m. MDT
Location Great Hall Blood Tribe Health Department Standoff, Alberta

For more information, please contact

Media Inquiries:
Health Canada, Alberta Region
Suzanne Sauve-Hiron, Regional Communications Officer
780-495-2304
780-717-4828

by NationTalk on August 28, 2007988 Views

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Recruitment, Retention, Advancement Workshop: An Employer’s Map to Aboriginal Inclusion

Date: October 18, 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC

Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion Workshop
Thursday, October 18, 2007
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Host Organization: BC Hydro
Custom Service Meeting Room
2nd Floor, 333 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC

Training Workshop
Join us for an interactive workshop that presents the competitive advantage of Aboriginal inclusion.

by NationTalk on August 28, 20071621 Views

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Miramar Reports Update on Doris North Feasibility

Mon Aug 27, 2007

-Final Public hearing for water licence held August 13 – 14, 2007-

VANCOUVER – Miramar Mining Corporation today announced progress on the updated feasibility Study for Doris North Project and on the final public hearing held by the Nunavut Water Board on the water license application.

An update to the initial Doris North feasibility study announced in 2003 was expected to be announced in the second quarter of 2007. The two year Doris North project is scheduled to commence operations in the third quarter of 2008. It has become apparent to management that in order to allow the Company sufficient time to complete a feasibility study, environmental assessment, permitting and construction of Phase II to come on line without a production hiatus after Doris North, the mine life at Doris North must be extended. Consequently the scope of the updated Doris Feasibility study has been expanded to include additional production from the Doris Central zone. The study is now expected to be announced early in the fourth quarter of this year.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071092 Views

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DNA Tests Confirm Origin Of Alouette Sockeye

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MAPLE RIDGE – Genetic sampling by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) of sockeye salmon that have reappeared in the Alouette River system after an 80-year absence has confirmed that the fish originated from kokanee found in Alouette Reservoir, Environment Minister Barry Penner announced today.

The Ministry of Environment, partner agencies, stakeholders and local First Nations gathered in Maple Ridge today to discuss the results of DNA testing at a meeting of the Alouette Monitoring Committee. The samples show that the fish share the same genes as the kokanee (landlocked sockeye salmon) in the reservoir, and the kokanee are thought to represent the original sockeye population that disappeared after a hydroelectric dam and reservoir were built on the river in the 1920s.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071441 Views

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Canada Fulfills Obligations Under The Manitoba Northern Flood Agreement

WINNIPEG, (August 24, 2007) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-status Indians, today announced the conversion to reserve status of 10,281 acres of provincial Crown land for the benefit of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) under the First Nation’s 1996 Comprehensive Northern Flood Agreement (NFA) Implementation Agreement.

“The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that legal obligations are fulfilled under the Northern Flood Agreement, in which the Nisichawayasihk Cree First Nation was impacted by the operation of Manitoba hydro electric projects,” said Minister Strahl.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071496 Views

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Country Artists Say Thank You To Their Fans

2007 LINEUP FOR FANFEST ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – (August 24) The Canadian Country Music Association has released the names of the artists who will be performing one of the largest Canadian fan appreciation parties in country music each year: FanFest. Admission is free, and the party not only delivers over a dozen stars on stage – but autographs and photo opportunities with the stars themselves.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071390 Views

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Achievement Foundation’s Career Fair Scheduled for Montreal

          Achievement Foundation’s Aboriginal Youth Career Fair Scheduled for October in Montreal Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Education Editor, News Editor TORONTO–(Aug. 27, 2007) – A high energy and engaging one-day career fair for Aboriginal high school students is being brought to the Palais des Congres in Montreal on […]

by NationTalk on August 27, 20072923 Views

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Jason Loutitt, U of M Recreation Grad Runs 15,200 Miles Across ‘Blue Planet’

Monday, August 27, 2007 1:00 PM

Jason Loutitt (BRMCD, University of Manitoba), a member of the Team Canada Mountain running team for the past three years, is one of Canada’s rising marathon runners and is currently participating in the Blue Planet Run, a first-ever global mobile effort to make safe drinking water a reality for everyone.

Jason heard about the Blue Planet Run through the Blue Planet Run Foundation Web site and felt inspired to be involved in “something amazing.” As an Aboriginal athlete, Jason hopes he accentuates the talent and determination found within those sharing his cultural roots, as well as within other Canadian youths. Jason feels close to the Blue Planet Run Foundation’s cause because unsafe drinking water is a pressing issue in many of Canada’s Aboriginal communities. Additionally, he is affiliated with the David Suzuki Foundation, a Canadian-based environmental organization that advocates balancing human needs with environmental sustainability. Jason counts David Suzuki as one of his heroes.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071264 Views

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Canada’s New Government Supports the Wanuskewin Heritage Park Authority

SASKATOON, August 27, 2007 – On behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Wanuskewin), today announced the Wanuskewin Heritage Park Authority will receive up to $17,504 for a project entitled “Tipeyimiso, Atot Ekwa Itasiwewin: To Govern Oneself, Engage and Consult.” These funds will help provide innovative ways for Aboriginal youth to learn about their rich cultural heritage.

“Canada’s New Government is committed to helping Aboriginal youth reach their full potential, and we are pleased to support the Wanuskewin Heritage Park Authority,” said Minister Verner. “By providing access to a variety of cultural activities such as leadership camps, and song and drum camps, “Tipeyimiso, Atot Ekwa Itasiwewin” will increase young people’s knowledge and pride in First Nations culture, which will in turn help them build stronger, healthier communities.”

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071143 Views

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Selinger to Host Pre-budget Consultations in Nelson House and Thompson

August 27, 2007

Finance Minister Greg Selinger today announced pre-budget consultations, designed to give Manitobans an opportunity for input into the 2008 budget.

The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Duncan Wood Memorial Hall in Nelson House.

The second meeting will also be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29at 7 p.m. at the Steelworkers Hall, 19 Elizabeth Dr. in Thompson.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071059 Views

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Ontario Energy Association (OEA) Conference to Focus on Key ‘Impact Issues’ in Ontario’s Energy Sector

OEA Leader of the Year and Company of the Year Recipients to be Announced at Annual Awards Dinner

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Aug. 27, 2007) – The Ontario Energy Association’s 2007 Annual General Meeting and Conference – scheduled for September 5th and 6th at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel and Conference Centre in Niagara Falls – will feature keynote addresses by Federal Liberal Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition Stephane Dion, and National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine. It will also include three main plenary sessions where 20 senior industry leaders and decision-makers will discuss: Business, Environmental and Other Policy Issues Impacting Ontario’s Energy Sector; Regulatory Issues; and Energy Planning, the Need for New Infrastructure and Next Steps.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071029 Views

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More Affordable Housing For Off-reserve First Nations Families In Saskatoon

News Release – August 27, 2007

Twelve lower-income First Nations families will have access to quality, affordable housing in Saskatoon with the official opening today of a $780,000 12-unit rental housing project in Saskatoon’s Avalon neighbourhood.

The project was made possible by $378,000 in funding from the Government of Saskatchewan and $324,000 from the National Homelessness Initiative of Service Canada. The City of Saskatoon contributed $42,000 to the project, with the remainder of the funding provided by the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071020 Views

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Minister Philippe Couillard Announces an Investment of $30.9 Million for Medical and Social Services Personnel Working in Nunavik

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Kuujjuaq, August 24, 2007 – By 2008, 80 housing units will be built in Nunavik to accommodate medical and social services personnel working in the area. The announcement was made today at the Katimajiit Conference by Minister of Health and Social Services, Philippe Couillard who also confirmed capital funding of $30.9 million to carry out this project.

by NationTalk on August 27, 2007968 Views

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Minister Philippe Couillard Presents The Government Of Québec’s Commitments To Nunavik in The Area Of Health and Social Services

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Kuujjuaq, August 24, 2007 – The Government of Québec’s commitments to Nunavik in health and social services were presented today by Minister Philippe Couillard, on the occasion of the Inuit socio-economic forum. These commitments amount to supplementary funding of approximately $5.5 million per year. Minister Couillard also announced capital expenditures of $30.9 million to provide lodging to medical and social services personnel.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071093 Views

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$2.2 Million From The Government Of Québec For Deployment Of The Broadband Network In The Territory Of Nunavik

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Kuujjuaq, August 24, 2007 – The Deputy Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Regions, Nathalie Normandeau, and the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Michelle Courchesne, confirmed at the Katimajiit Forum that the government will contribute $2.2 million to the project for improvement of access to Internet services in Nunavik.

Steered by the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), which is a member of a consortium in which two other First Nations groups from Northwestern Ontario and Northern Manitoba also participate, this project will upgrade the network’s satellite capacity and improve the land-based part of the network to optimize use of broadband applications throughout the territory of Nunavik. This project is part of the National Satellite Initiative (NSI). The total cost for the Québec part of the project amounts to $10.1 million, including the participation of the federal government and the other partners.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071212 Views

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Speaking Notes for Minister Lawrence Cannon, Minister Of Transport, Infrastructure And Communities

Friday, August 24, 2007
Announcement during the roudtable
Forum Inuit
Katimajiit, Québec
Approx. 11 a.m.

Dear friends,

We all know that modern infrastructure is key to successful community development.

Canada’s New Government recognizes that broadband is a key piece of infrastructure for 21st century communities to help support their economic growth and prosperity. And we are very pleased to partner with the Kativik Regional Government on an important project.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071058 Views

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Awards and Recognition Nomination Forms On-line

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Friday August 24, 2007

Saanich Territory (Victoria, BC) – The Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC’s (ASRA) awards and recognition nomination process is now on-line. ASRA is encouraging you to nominate British Columbia’s finest Aboriginal athletes, coaches, managers and community volunteers.

ASRA annually recognizes a male and female athlete and coach of the year and community volunteers. Nominations for the 2007 awards will close on September 15, 2007.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071182 Views

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Climate Change: Minister Line Beauchamp Confirms The Commitments Of The Government Of Québec

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Kuujjuaq, August 24, 2007 – Within the context of the Katimajiit Conference, Line Beauchamp, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, wishes to recall the various actions planned by the Government of Québec to combat climate change and more particularly the specific problems confronting Nunavik.

The Minister confirms that Québec’s climate change action plan comprises specific measures intended for Nunavik and regarding which different departments are called upon to intervene. Several measures have been planned to attenuate the impacts of climate change in such sectors as human health, environmental monitoring, forest research, the permafrost and transportation.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071341 Views

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The Government Of Quebec Is Investing $4.1 Million To Clean Up 18 Abandoned Mining Sites In Nunavik

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Kuujjuaq, August 24, 2007 – Minister responsible for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs, Aboriginal Affairs, Francophones within Canada, the Reform of Democratic Institutions and Access to Informations pleased to have approved the government’s commitment to proceed with the restoration of abandoned mining sites. To this end, a sum of $4.1 million will be invested in the restoration of 18 mining exploration sites in Nunavik.

by NationTalk on August 27, 2007971 Views

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Minister Strahl Attends Cultural Celebration with BC First Nation

SKATIN, BC, Aug. 26 – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-status Indians, ended his first full week in his new portfolio by joining In-SHUCK-ch Nation in a celebration of its culture and achievements at the first annual In-SHUCK-ch Days in Skatin, British Columbia.

“It’s a privilege to join friends and neighbours in my constituency of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon as Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development,” said Minister Strahl following a tour of In-SHUCK-ch exhibits and demonstrations on Saturday, August 25.

by NationTalk on August 26, 20071212 Views

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Calvin Helin – Dances with Dependency

Calvin Helin, author of Dances with Dependency speaks frankly with The Standard regarding the past, current and future prospects of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The book which has been considered controversial, brings ideas and opens the floor for more open communication within Aboriginal Canada. Purchase Book: http://www.nationtalk.ca/modules/liaise/?form_id=24

by NationTalk on August 26, 20071368 Views

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AFN – Speech to the Canadian Club

Assembly of First Nations’ National Chief Phil Fontaine delivers speech to the Canadian Club.

by NationTalk on August 26, 2007882 Views

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Cree Fiddlers

In the centre, David Ratt (Wemindji) and Daryl Pachano (Chisasibi) accompanied by Randy Kakabat, guitar (Wemindji) perform in Montreal at the Celtic International Music Festival, June 2007.

by NationTalk on August 26, 2007709 Views

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AFN – National Day of Action

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine speaks candidly about the National Day of Action

by NationTalk on August 26, 20071026 Views

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AMC on Unity

AMC Unity – interviews with various chiefs about AMC, SCO & MKO

by NationTalk on August 26, 2007842 Views

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Introduction to AMC

Brief 5 minute video into the history of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs – hosted by Ryan Black (shot, grafx’d, edit’d & direct’d by Derek Quill)

by NationTalk on August 26, 2007673 Views

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Xstrata Nickel Joins Forces With Fonds Restor-Action Nunavik

KUUJJUAQ, NUNAVIK REGION, QUEBEC–(Aug. 24, 2007) – Xstrata Nickel is pleased to join forces with the Fonds Restor-Action Nunavik towards the common purpose of the cleanup and restoration of mining exploration sites in Northern Quebec, abandoned by exploration or mining companies no longer in existence.

“This partnership between government, industry and the Inuit communities will help restore the Canadian Artic, a region where we operate our Raglan mine. I would like to commend the leaders of the Inuit community, the Government of Quebec and fellow members of the mining industry for their concrete actions to remediate selected sites” said Ian Pearce, CEO of Xstrata Nickel. “Our company and our employees have a sense of obligation toward the local environment and take great pride in helping to remediate these abandoned mining exploration sites.”

by NationTalk on August 26, 20071090 Views

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Canada’s New Government Invests $10.1 Million for Better Access to Cancer Care from Prevention to Palliation

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WINNIPEG (August 24, 2007) The Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health today announced $10.1 million for access to high quality cancer care research. Canada’s New Government through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in partnership with CancerCare Manitoba and Cancer Care Nova Scotia will provide the funding over the next five years to seven research teams.

“Canada’s New Government is committed to further building knowledge on how to better detect, treat and survive cancer,” said Minister Toews. “In this regard, the projects being funded today will build on the work of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, announced by Prime Minister Harper November 2006 and designed to have the very best out of our knowledge today to plan for and improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment tomorrow.”

by NationTalk on August 26, 20071302 Views

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L’Union des producteurs agricoles presents Pointe-à-Callière’s 18th-Century Public Market – 14th Edition

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MONTREAL, Aug. 24 /CNW Telbec/ – For its fourteenth edition, Pointe-à-Callière’s 18th-Century Public Market – on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26 – is proposing a journey through time back to a typical market day in the heart of New France. The festive market will feature food and products of the era, while revisiting the everyday reality of settlers during the French regime.

by NationTalk on August 26, 20071360 Views

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Couchiching First Nation Chief Chuck McPherson

Fort Frances Chiefs Secretariat Education Jurisdiction Transfer Initiative Represents 8 Participating First Nation Communities

by NationTalk on August 26, 20071728 Views

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The Government of Canada and the Government of Québec Have Consolidated Their Future Ties And Their Friendship Ties With The Inuit

Kuujjuaq, August 24, 2007 – Thirty years after the signing of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement, the historic Katimajiit meeting, which was held in Kuujjuaq on August 23 and 24, 2007, has made it possible to mobilize decision-makers at all levels of government and Inuit leaders with a view to opening new horizons in the development of Nunavik. The meeting, co-chaired by Pita Aatami, President of Makivik Corporation, Maggie Emudluk, Chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government, the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, and Québec Premier Jean Charest, also gave rise to tangible commitments that will promote, like never before, the socioeconomic development of the Inuit communities.

by NationTalk on August 25, 20071108 Views

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Fort Providence Celebrates Decision to Proceed with Deh Cho Bridge

FORT PROVIDENCE (August 24, 2007) – The community of Fort Providence today celebrated the decision to proceed with the construction of the Deh Cho Bridge.

The celebration began with a fire and river feeding and sod turning ceremony near the construction site. It then moved to the community centre for official remarks, entertainment, and a community feast.

by NationTalk on August 25, 20072227 Views

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Funding Increases Awarded To Yukon Museums

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August 24, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor is pleased to announce new funding for Yukon museums.

“Our government is proud to provide additional funding to the unique and diverse Yukon museums community,” Taylor said. “Museums face specific challenges across Yukon. It is our hope to continue to work with our museums community to alleviate challenges and assist museums in their operations. This will allow for growth and improvements in programming and collections management.”

by NationTalk on August 25, 20071100 Views

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Robson Bight Spill Response Transitions to Monitoring Phase

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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August 24, 2007

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), Lee Roy Trucking (the Responsible Party), BC Parks wardens and Ministry of Environment (MOE) staff will continue to monitor the site at the Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve as we move from a spill response to the monitoring phase. The Responsible Party has identified a monitoring plan which includes both air and water components.

Due to the significantly high evaporation rate of diesel fuel, the bulk of the product released in the incident has dissipated. The Regional Environmental Emergency Team (REET) and the Canadian Coast Guard are of the view that it is highly likely that the submerged tanks imploded on descent, releasing the fuel which evaporated on the surface of the water. Shoreline surveys by Environment Canada, MOE and CCG officials have confirmed that no sheen or oil impacted the shoreline.

by NationTalk on August 25, 20071322 Views

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2007 NAHO Photo Contest Winners Announced

2007 Photo Contest Winners

And the Winners Are…

Aboriginal Spirit:

1st place Title: Sharing Our Song
Photographer: Shanna Hagens

2nd place:
Title: Dene Games — Grade One Finger Pull
Photographer: Yvonne Anderson

3rd place:
Title: One Foot High Kick — Northern Games
Photographer: David Stewart

by NationTalk on August 25, 20071528 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council Supports Protection of Amazay Lake

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August 24, 2007

Amazay Lake, Tsay Keh Nay Territory (north-central BC) – On August 23rd, representatives from the BC First Nations Leadership Council joined the Tsay Keh Nay People from Kwadacha, Takla Lake, and Tsay Keh Dene at a Tsay Keh Nay gathering on the shore of Amazay Lake. For five years now, the Tsay Keh Nay People have gathered annually on the shore of Amazay Lake to honour and to discuss how to protect Amazay Lake for all future generations.

by NationTalk on August 25, 20071231 Views

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Tamerlane Announces Reserve and Resource Estimates, Bankable Feasibility Study on R-190 and Scoping Study on Indicated Resources

BLAINE, WASHINGTON–(Aug. 24, 2007) – Tamerlane Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TAM) is pleased to announce the positive results of its bankable Feasibility Study for the Pine Point Project, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The Feasibility Study and Scoping Study were completed by Tamerlane’s staff of engineers and geologists, and the Feasibility Study was reviewed by the third party consultants Chlumsky, Armbrust & Meyer (CAM). Mr. Steve Milne, P.Eng., was the Independent Qualified Person for the Mining Section review by CAM. The study results show the Pine Point Project is feasible and will provide exceptional returns by industry standards.

by NationTalk on August 25, 20071258 Views

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Minister Day Announces More Than $2.7 Million in Funding to Support Nine Crime Prevention Projects in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Aug. 24, 2007) – Today, the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, along with Dave Hayer, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Surrey-Tynehead, announced that Canada’s New Government is providing more than $2.7 million in funding to support nine crime prevention projects in communities across the province of British Columbia.

by NationTalk on August 25, 2007901 Views

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$27.5 Million For Economic And Community Development

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Kuujjuaq, August 23, 2007 – The Government of Québec and the Kativik Regional Government have agreed to a $27.5 million economic and community development agreement. This agreement was signed today in Kuujjuaq, within the context of the Katimajiit Conference, by Benoît Pelletier, Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, and Maggie Emudluk, Chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government.

by NationTalk on August 25, 20071084 Views

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More Performers Announced For CCMA Awards Show

Country’s Biggest Acts and Special Guests Serve Up A Night of Stars

(August 23) – CCMA Awards producers continue to announce performers for this year’s show, to be held September 10 at Regina’s Brandt Centre and broadcast on CBC Television that night.

Hosted by Paul Brandt, the show lineup now includes multi-nominated group Doc Walker, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year nominee Jim Cuddy, and multi nominee and Saskatchewan native Brad Johner. Also confirmed is perennial CCMA awards winner Carolyn Dawn Johnson in a special performance with celebrated East Coast artist Jimmy Rankin.

by NationTalk on August 25, 20071239 Views

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Alexco Continues to Advance the Keno Hill Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Aug. 24, 2007) – Alexco Resource Corp. (TSX:AXR) (“Alexco”) confirms that exploration and development activities at the Keno Hill Project continue at full pace since the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun (“NNDFN”) announcement on August 17, 2007 that they have suspended all regulatory dialogue with respect to Keno Hill Mines until suitable consultation and accommodation can be arranged with governments of Yukon and Canada.

by NationTalk on August 24, 20071095 Views

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Opening Remarks for the Honourable Chuck Strahl, PC, MP at the Katimajiit Conference

OPENING REMARKS for the Honourable Chuck Strahl, PC, MP
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians at the Katimajiit Conference
Kuujjuaq, Quebec
August 23, 2007

Good afternoon, Elders, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you very much for inviting me to speak here at Katimajiit.

It is a pleasure for me to be co-chairing this Forum, together with Premier Jean Charest, Makivik President Pita Aatami, and Maggie Emudluk, Chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government.

This is one of my first engagements as Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, and I would like to say that it is a true honour for me to serve as Minister of this important file. On Monday, I was in Manitoba meeting with First Nation chiefs and former residential school students. Tuesday and Wednesday, I held meetings in BC… As you can tell, I’m keeping our staff busy. I look forward to building on the real, tangible success of my predecessor, Minister Prentice.

by NationTalk on August 24, 20071271 Views

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Health Canada: Canada Recognized as World Leader in Chemicals Assessment; Australia Accepts Canada’s Expertise

The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, was presented today with a certificate by Senator the Honourable Brett Mason, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Tony Abbott, Australian Minister of Health and Ageing, in recognition of Canada’s expertise in the assessment of new chemical substances (view photo)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Aug. 24, 2007) – The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, was presented today with a certificate by Senator the Honourable Brett Mason, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Tony Abbott, Australian Minister of Health and Ageing, in recognition of Canada’s expertise in the assessment of new chemical substances. The recognition comes as the Ministers continue the Canada – Australia Policy Dialogue on health issues.

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Deschambault Lake and Pelican Narrows To Benefit From Highways Improvements

News Release – August 24, 2007

More than $3 million will be invested by the Province to improve transportation links in the Deschambault Lake and Pelican Narrows regions of northeast Saskatchewan.

“By improving existing roads and building new ones, we’re helping northern families build a better future by connecting them with the broader provincial transportation network,” Highways and Transportation Minister Buckley Belanger said. “Thanks to unique partnerships with industry and other levels of government, we’re boosting jobs and opportunities in the North beyond one-time construction projects.”

by NationTalk on August 24, 20071297 Views

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