Chief wants review of native burial grounds on the Island
Posted By Shane Gibson, The Daily Graphic
The recent discovery of human remains at the Wilkinson Crescent construction site may mean the City and Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie have to slow down their plan to build a multiplex at the exhibition grounds on the Island.
Wednesday, 16 July 2008, 6:01 pm
Press Release: United Nations
Innovative United Nations awareness-raising campaign earns prestigious Cannes award
15 July 2008 – A groundbreaking United Nations campaign that uses the latest technology to give a voice to those who normally go unheard has been recognized by one of the world’s leading international advertising festivals.
McGuinty Government Funds Local Stewardship Projects
TORONTO, July 15 –
Proposals to increase understanding of Ontario’s woodland caribou and their habitat needs are among seven volunteer stewardship projects in northeastern Ontario to receive funding this year under the province’s Species at Risk Stewardship Fund.
Updated Tue. Jul. 15 2008 8:03 AM ET
The Canadian Press
TORONTO — A massive swath of northern Ontario boreal forest, considered the world’s largest carbon storehouse, will be off-limits to forestry and mining activities under a plan that will also guarantee First Nations a share of resource revenues, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Monday.
Results to date confirm the high grade nature of this near surface polymetallic VMS deposit
News Release #08-26
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Sherwood Copper Corporation (SWC: TSX-V) today announced the first batch of high grade assay results from the 2008 drill program at the Kutcho Deposit located in northwestern BC. The 2008 drill program is designed to help advance the project towards completion of a feasibility study. Highlights of the recent results are tabulated below, while complete results for the first 13 holes of the 2008 program are attached.
OTTAWA – An emerging coalition of conservation, Aboriginal, and social justice organizations is calling on the federal government to immediately stop the practice of allowing mining companies to use Canada’s lakes as dumping grounds for toxic mine wastes.
VANCOUVER—The 31st annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, at beautiful Jericho Beach Park, will feature a labour-sponsored concert, hosted by renowned artist Faith Nolan. The workshop “Women’s Voices Rising” will be a celebration of working women and women in the labour and social justice movements.
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, July 15 – The Government of Canada and a First Nation community officially opened the Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Women’s Shelter today. The project creates five units for women and their children who are leaving domestic violence situations.
TORONTO, July 15 – Following Premier McGuinty’s announcement yesterday to protect the Northern Boreal region, Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse stated, “Reconciliation and conservation are imperatives for all peoples of Ontario. I am pleased to see the Premier taking steps in this direction.”
The study, “Perceptions of incivility in the metropolitan landscape,” published today in Canadian Social Trends, assesses public perceptions of what criminologists call “incivility.” This term refers to anti-social behaviour in neighbourhoods, ranging from graffiti on walls, to loud parties, to evidence of drug dealing.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories–(July 15, 2008) – Today the Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories (NWT) announced funding to upgrade water treatment and sewage projects in Hay River, Fort Simpson and Fort Smith, NWT.
Toronto, Canada – July 15, 2008 – UC Resources Ltd. (TSXV-UC) “UC”, Spider Resources Inc. (TSXV-SPQ) “Spider” and KWG Resources Inc. (TSXV-KWG) “KWG” are pleased to announce an initial Mineral Resource estimate for their McFaulds Lake project. The resource estimate was recently completed and delivered to Spider Resources Inc. as an internal memorandum dated July 10, 2008.
CALGARY, ALBERTA–(July 15, 2008) – Klondike Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE:KLC.P) (“Klondike”), a capital pool company with its shares listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”), is pleased to announce that it has amalgamated with Emerald Fields Resource Corporation (“Emerald Fields”) to form Pacific Iron Ore Corporation (the “Resulting Issuer”). Immediately prior to the amalgamation (the “Amalgamation”), Emerald Fields completed a brokered private placement through Blackmont Capital Inc. and Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limited, on a syndicated basis, involving the sale of an aggregate of 14,200,000 common shares in the capital of Emerald Fields (“Emerald Fields Shares”) to raise gross proceeds of $6,577,900. The aforementioned 14,200,000 Emerald Fields Shares are comprised of 8,979,000 shares sold on a “flow through” basis at $0.50 per share and 5,221,000 additional shares sold at $0.40 per share. The agents received were paid commissions and recovered expenses equal to an aggregate of $474,952.29 and received 1,136,000 non-transferable broker warrants (the “Broker Warrants”), each Broker Warrant entitling the holder to acquire one Emerald Fields Shares at $0.40 per share exercisable until January 8, 2010. By virtue of the Amalgamation, the foregoing 14,200,000 Emerald Fields Shares and the Broker Warrants have been converted into securities of the Resulting Issuer having substantially the same terms and conditions as the aforementioned Emerald Fields securities. In accordance with applicable law, such securities are not subject to any hold period. Proceeds of the financing will be used to pursue exploration activities on the Resulting Issuer’s iron ore prospect located near Port Renfrew, British Columbia, to repay certain indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.
By Sage Birchwater – Williams Lake Tribune
Published: July 15, 2008 8:00 AM
Tsilhqot’in chiefs are furious that the provincial government has scrapped a plan that would have allowed for open consultation in the environmental assessment (EA) process for the proposed Prosperity Mine at Fish Lake.
Its fame has spread beyond the town boundaries of Conne River, beyond Newfoundland and Labrador and even beyond Canada. The annual Miawpukek Powwow has gained provincial, national and international attention, and it has helped the community earn status as one of the top 29 aboriginal destinations in Canada.
Ottawa, Ontario–(July 15, 2008) – The Government of Canada delegation arrived home in Canada today after an eight-day journey of remembrance in South Korea marking the 55th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. The delegation was led by the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and included Veterans, representatives from Veterans’ organizations, caregivers, parliamentarians and youth. All those who participated were deeply moved by their experience in South Korea.
Location to provide culturally appropriate space for Aboriginal student growth and development
Burnaby, British Columbia–(July 15, 2008) – Through funding support from the Ministry of Advanced Education (AVED) and the Aboriginal community in British Columbia, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will begin the development of an Aboriginal Gathering Place on its main Burnaby Campus in March, 2009. With completion scheduled for the following August, the renovation will include reconstruction of 92 square-metres of indoor space on the South West corner of campus, and approximately 186 square-metres of outdoor space. The renovated areas will provide space for offices, Elder meeting rooms, a student lounge, outdoor garden area with a fire pit, sweat lodge, and a mini longhouse for ceremonies and celebrations.
Destination Halifax guides tourists to fun filled Halifax festivals for the entire family this summer
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA–(July 15, 2008) – From street theatre to music festivals, from folk artists to filmmakers, Halifax, Atlantic Canada’s entertainment capital, has something for everyone this summer.
Toxic chemical levels finally dropping in Arctic food animals, new study shows
After decades of concern about southern pollutants poisoning traditional foods that northern aboriginals depend on, a new government study suggests levels of toxic chemicals in a wide range of animals across the Arctic are finally dropping.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(July 15, 2008) – Uranium North Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:UNR) announces that the 2008 exploration drilling program on the Company’s 100% owned Amer Lake property in Nunavut is underway. The first three drill collar locations have been located on the (i)6.7 million pound historic resource. Phase one of the drill program will consist of an initial 10 to 15 drill holes focusing mainly on expanding the historic resource in the Central and Eastern Regions of the property.
SASKATOON, July 15, 2008 – Aboriginal young people of Saskatoon will have the opportunity to enhance their personal development, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.
The Honourable Carol Skelton, Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar), on behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced funding for the Saskatoon Environmentors Co-operative (known as the Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op).
Tanja Kruger , Mandana Ghisari , Philip S. Hjelmborg , Bente Deutch and Eva C. Bonefeld-Jorgensen
Environmental Health 2008, 7:38doi:10.1186/1476-069X-7-38
Published: 15 July 2008
The persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are highly lipophilic and resistant to biodegradation and found in e.g. seafood and marine mammals. Greenlandic Inuit have high intake of marine food and thus high POP burden that varies according to local conditions and dietary preference. We do for the very first time report the serum POP related non-steroidal xenohormone activity of Inuit across Greenland. The aims were 1) to determine the integrated xenohormone bioactivities as an exposure biomarker of the actual lipophilic serum POP mixture measuring the effect on estrogen (ER) and androgen receptor (AR) transactivity in citizens from different Greenlandic districts and 2) to evaluate associations to serum POP markers (14 PCBs and 10 pesticides) and lifestyle characteristics.
OLD CROW – Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor congratulates and offers ongoing support to the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in Old Crow as they officially open the doors today at the John Tizya Centre.
Notes for an address by Rod Bruinooge, MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-status Indians
Assembly of First Nations 29th Annual General Assembly
Quebec City, Quebec
July 15, 2008
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I am pleased to be here with you again this year, representing the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians. I know if Minister Strahl was able to be here today he would want to open by saying how proud he is of the progress that has been made so far in collaboration with you, and how much he is looking forward to yet more results in the days and months ahead.
August 14 – 17, 2008 Regina, Saskatchewan will present the Missing Women: Decolonization, Third Wave Feminisms and Indigenous People of Canada and Mexico Conference. There are 500 missing and murdered women in Canada and thousands in Mexico, reflecting the reality that Indigenous girls and women are at a higher risk of being kidnapped, sexually abused, raped or murdered. The forum is an attempt to not only examine the violence, but also to set out a path to justice.
Join the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs as we celebrate our 20th anniversary at our Annual General Assembly August 12-14, 2008 at Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, home of South Beach Casino. The election for Grand Chief will also be held at this Assembly. First Nations from across the province will gather for the AGA and a traditional Pow Wow. 500-600 people will be joining us at this exciting event!
The Seventh Annual Eagle Staff Gathering will be held on the weekend of Oct. 11 and 12, hosted by Pokagon Potawatomi Nation, in Dowagiac Mich. Co-host for the gathering is the Sault College Native Education Department.
Record number: 5138
The general purpose of the survey is to measure Canadians’ experiences with health care, specifically, experiences with various types of doctors and clinics, access to different types of health care including emergency room and prescription medication use. Special attention was given to respondents diagnosed with certain chronic conditions in terms of their general experiences and their participation in managing their own health care.
– Defining the Landscape: Centre releases Latest Research
– Centre and AFOABC work together for professional certification
– NCFNG and U of Alberta announce a memorandum of understanding
– Eskasoni youth seek voice in governance decision-making
– Centre hosts Open Space meeting for Cowichan Tribes
– BC and Yukon First Nations share treaty implementation experience
– Centre hosts Governance Think Tanks
– BC Regional Manager Michelle Guerin on Canada’s residential school apology
The Centre Quarterly summarizes the recent efforts of First Nations to implement self governance and keeps readers up to date on governance tools, research and education.
OTTAWA, ON — The Ajunnginiq Centre at the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) has been awarded $400,000 in funding from the Government of Canada International Polar Year (IPY) program to produce three live, phone-in TV shows in the Inuit language about health and wellness issues that matter to Inuit.
Several ardent advocates for quality northern housing using local materials have worked with Frontiers Foundation to build a base of operations in Manitoba.
Frontiers Foundation in Manitoba has four key positions: The Manitoba Representative on the Frontiers Board and Chair of the Manitoba Advisory Committee is Nora Ross. She is a member of Berens River First Nation and a 43 year veteran of Frontiers Foundation. Our Projects Manager, Brian Monkman, is a Metis from Loon Straights and an experienced instructor, sawyer, builder and mechanic. Martin Strauss, is our contact with Strauss Association Management Service and comes to us with a wealth of project management and fund-raising experience. Our Regional Coordinator, Laurel Gardiner, is a teacher and a nurse specializing in Population Health Promotion.
ENVIRONMENT: NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT OFF LIMITS
Ontario vows to protect boreal forest
July 15, 2008
TORONTO — The Ontario government has declared a huge swath of land in the Far North off-limits to industrial development, as part of a plan to combat climate change and preserve much of the province’s boreal forest and its endangered species.
Yellowknife, NT – At a ceremony held at the Diavik mine on July 9, the Premier of the Northwest Territories presented Diavik with the John T. Ryan Safety Trophy. The awarding of this prestigious safety trophy followed the announcement earlier this year that Diavik had been selected as a Regional John T. Ryan Safety Trophy winner based on its excellent 2007 safety performance. On behalf of Diavik’s workforce, Diavik’s Occupational Heath and Safety Committee co-chairs Marc Cameron and Martial Papineau accepted the trophy from the Premier.
Stay tuned for the on-demand recording of the weekly First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) Virtual Town Hall – a discussion covering how COVID-19 is affecting health managers, front line health workers, and First Nations communities on ihtoday.caRecordings of the live broadcast from today will be found on ihtoday.ca shortlyWatch last weeks on-demand broadcast HERE on ihtoday.ca