Paul J. Henderson, The Times
Published: Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Some local aboriginal leaders–along with leaders from across the province–sent hard-hitting letters last week to Minister of Children & Family Development (MCFD) Tom Christensen about a piece of legislation that he then backed off on introducing.
Nunavut centres prepare for busy season of Arctic research
This year is set to become one of the busiest years for Arctic research, as more than 1,000 researchers from around the world plan to converge upon Canada’s North to carry out International Polar Year research.
Pernille Ironside Honoured for Helping Child Soldiers and Victims of Violence
Toronto – May 6, 2008 – Pernille Ironside, a Canadian aid worker for UNICEF, was recognized today with a prestigious Top 40 Under 40 Award by Caldwell Partners for her outstanding efforts working with UNICEF to save and improve the lives of children and women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Winnipeg / May 6 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg (BBBSW) is very proud today as it celebrates the success of its first “Climb for Kids Challenge” in support of Aboriginal children and youth mentorship and special learning opportunities.
A virtual climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the event raised over $22,000 in sponsorship support and pledges, with 120 participants walking a collective 4,800,000 steps as a community in support of Aboriginal youth. Thanks to additional donations and fundraising efforts throughout the year, over $42,000 has been raised in total.
TORONTO, May 5 – Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited (TSX:LIR) reports that it has submitted the Project Registration Application for the first phase of development of the Company’s Schefferville iron ore project to the Department of Environment and Conservation in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA).
TORONTO, May 5, 2008 — The 29th annual York University Engineering & Science Olympics will test the skills of Ontario’s brightest high school students in the area of sustainable science and engineering on Tuesday, May 6.
Keyano College is proud to host the third annual Alberta-North Access Symposium from May 7 – 9. Over 110 delegates from all over northern Alberta are arriving next week to participate in this unique distance education conference.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(May 5, 2008) – Aurora Energy Resources Inc. (“Aurora” or “the Company”) (TSX:AXU) is pleased to announce that its winter infill drilling program has further demonstrated the continuity of the known resource at the Company’s 100%-owned Jacques Lake Deposit (“Jacques Lake”) in Coastal Labrador.
Conference gives students entrepreneurial knowledge and experience
The one-and-a-half day conference focused on opportunities for youth in economic development and included speakers such as Chief Tammy Cook-Searson of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB); Carol Lumb, director of the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council; Lesley Scorgie, a financial planner and author of Rich by Thirty; Jaclyn Zeiller, financial services representative of First Nations Bank; Troy Payne, motivational speaker on career opportunities in entrepreneurship; and Vickie Newmeyer, of Eventful Productions and creator of the Lemonade Marketing Game.
AKWEASASNE, ON, May 5 – On April 30th, 2008, at 9:30 a.m., an officer from the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service observed a suspicious 2003 Chevrolet Impala northbound on International Road in Akwesasne, Ontario. As the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the vehicle turned into a construction site and the driver got out and fled on foot. The officer, who was unable to locate the driver, observed the vehicle to be carrying many cardboard boxes filled with bags of cigarettes. An officer from the Cornwall RCMP detachment was contacted and attended the scene. The RCMP officer seized 1,000 re-sealable bags of cigarettes that are believed to be manufactured in the United States. This represents 200,000 cigarettes valued at $22,000 that were not properly packaged or stamped and were destined to be sold illegally.
For Immediate Release
May 5, 2008
Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
VANCOUVER – A $10,000 grant from the Province helped 40 Aboriginal athletes from across B.C. compete in the 2008 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) in Green Oaks, Ontario, near Sault Ste. Marie.
Doug Cuthand, Special to The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, May 05, 2008
In the past, young men who were destined to be warriors were given the job of guarding the camp while the men were out hunting or away at war. Other young men and women were assigned the duty of looking after their grandparents and other elders. Back then, young people were brought up to think of the best interests of the camp before themselves. They were the future peacekeepers and protectors.
Kim Baird, 37
First nation chief negotiated historic treaty
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
May 5, 2008 at 12:47 PM EDT
Chief, Tsawwassen First Nation, B.C.
Kim Baird, the youngest chief elected to head the 400-member Tsawwassen First Nation, was a key player in negotiating British Columbia’s first modern urban land treaty, an agreement she proudly says will let her people “take control over our own destiny.”
PROTECTION AGAINST POLAR BEARS
Parks Canada reviewing no-gun policy
The Canadian Press
May 5, 2008
Arctic adventurer and writer Jerry Kobalenko is usually happy to see wildlife on his excursions, but his most recent trip to Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve on Labrador’s northern tip offered more than he needed.
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New Funds for Community-Based Services Will Strengthen Supports For Manitobans on the Road to Recovery: Irvin-Ross
The province is investing $2.8 million to increase access to community mental health and addictions services, and hire 20 new front-line mental health professionals, Healthy Living Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today, marking the beginning of Mental Health Week in Canada.
Speaking Notes Notes for an address by the Honourable Chuck Strahl, PC, MP Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians
Start of Operations for the First Nations Market Housing Fund
May 5, 2008
Check against delivery
It’s a real pleasure for me to join my Cabinet colleague, Minister Solberg, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland regional chief Rick Simon, and all of you to celebrate the start of the First Nations Market Housing Fund.
Bridging the cultural gap through dance, music and film
Show brings First Nations youth from isolated reserve to share experiences
Toronto (ONTARIO) May 6th, 2008 – Bridging the cultural gap through dance, music and film Show brings First Nations youth from isolated reserve to share experiences
This is a show that proves dreams really do come true. Through a video-dance montage, a group of at-risk youth – who will travel to Toronto from their isolated First Nation reserve in northern Ontario to perform at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts on May 21 and 22, 2008 – will share where they come from and express who they want to be. Outside Looking In’s first-annual performance will give Canadians the opportunity to look inside a First Nations community, while First Nations youth get to see beyond theirs.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(May 5, 2008) – Aboriginal theatre students in British Columbia will have continued access to professional arts training thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(May 5, 2008) – Alberta Star Development Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:ASX)(OTCBB:ASXSF)(FRANKFURT:QLD) is pleased to announce that the Company has formally signed an amendment to their original “Master Access & Benefits” agreement (the “Agreement”) with the Deline Land Corporation allowing it to proceed with the permitting and development of the Eldorado South IOCG & uranium project. The agreement expands the surface exploration work which will encompass the Company’s newly developing exploration project known as the Eldorado South IOCG & uranium project.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(May 5, 2008) – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced new support for the Construction Sector Council to address skilled labour shortages in the construction industry.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(May 5, 2008) – In a ceremony in Ottawa today, the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans awarded the 2008 Recreational Fisheries Awards. This year, two individuals and three organizations received the prestigious award.
The NDP is dismissing Chuck Strahl’s visit to the United Nations as an attempt to divert attention away from the growing backlash against the Conservative government’s policies towards First Nations’ human rights and education. Strahl’s speech, which highlighted educational progress, came as education leaders in Canada were denouncing an educational “apartheid” system in Canada.
The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, today extended congratulations to the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) Arts Award winners, who were recognized at a gala celebration held Saturday, May 3, at the Reid Theatre in St. John’s.
Northern social workers who want to further their careers now have an opportunity to apply for a master’s degree in social work (MSW) at Blue Quills First Nations College, in partnership with the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary and Alberta Advanced Education and Technology.
Further to the previous Announcement regarding the 34th All Ontario Chiefs Conference. This will serve to inform you that the 34th Annual Assembly of the Ontario Chiefs will be hosted by Red Rock Indian Band (Lake Helen) from June 3rd to 5th, 2008, to be held at their Traditional Gathering Grounds. This year’s assembly represents our 19th consecutive year in hosting the Annual Conference by one of our First Nation communities.
Greg Young scored a pair of goals to lead Saskatchewan to a 4-3 win over Eastern Door and The North, representing Quebec, in the final of the national aboriginal hockey championship Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Youth want native world view reflected in school curriculum
Posted By Jeffrey Ross
The Winter Fire Youth Conference brought together 100 urban aboriginal youth from Toronto to address the issues and needs of urban youth and give voice to the challenges they face in striving for a strong future.
GATINEAU (May 5, 2008) – The Government of Canada is making home ownership a reality for more First Nations people living on reserve. Today, Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians announced the official opening of the First Nations Market Housing Fund.
Points to predicted U.S. shortage as reason to remain vigilant
TORONTO, May 4 – Dr. Ken Arnold, the new president of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), says Ontario’s health care system must be able to compete with other Canadian jurisdictions as well as the United States. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, by 2020, the doctor shortage in the United States is expected to grow to 250,000, increasing competition for doctors in North America and highlighting the need to remain focused on recruitment and retention.
Economic development should be at forefront for bands: expert
By Carl Clutchey
Sunday, May 4, 2008
A veteran native development officer says she‘s confident more Ontario bands will escape their cycle of poverty and despair if they adopt a sometimes unpopular strategy that focuses on economic development.
DUTTON, ONTARIO–(May 3, 2008) – The community of Dunwich/Dutton will be able to take part in educational and cultural activities and events that celebrate the local heritage of the region, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada.