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Province Begins Development of Two New Communities in Fort McMurray

June 23, 2008

Partnerships key to providing housing and community facilities for 40,000 Albertans

Fort McMurray… The province has started the process to develop two new communities for Fort McMurray, complete with new homes and community facilities.

by NationTalk on June 24, 2008946 Views

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Premier Campbell Announces Cabinet Changes

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008OTP0165-000983
June 23, 2008

Office of the Premier

VICTORIA – Premier Gordon Campbell realigned the provincial cabinet today to provide more integrated services across government. The changes include five new ministers and new portfolios for seven of the current ministers.

by NationTalk on June 24, 20081208 Views

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NationTalk Officially Launches the NationTalk Partner Program – Aboriginal Charities and Aboriginal Not for Profits Set to Benefit

For Immediate Release

Toronto, ON, June 23 – Today NationTalk released details of its NationTalk Partner Program, a program designed to give a greater voice to Canada’s Aboriginal charities and not for profits. The NationTalk Partner Program will provide our charities and not for profits the ability to access the services NationTalk provides at no charge or at a reduced cost.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20087559 Views

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Kaminak Proposes Timetable for Closing of Spin-Out Transaction and Announces Completion of Kivalliq Energy Corporation Financings

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(June 23, 2008) – Kaminak Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:KAM) today announced the proposed timetable for the closing of Kaminak’s uranium spin-out transaction. In addition, announces completion of two financings for total proceeds of $3,200,000 CDN by Kaminak’s uranium spin-out company, Kivalliq Energy Corporation (Kivalliq). The terms of the two Kivalliq financings were described in the information circular of Kaminak dated May 26, 2008 which was mailed to shareholders in connection with the approval of the spin-out transaction. Details regarding the two financings are stated below.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081630 Views

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Groundbreaking Agreement Protects Chehalis’ Heritage

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008FOR0100-000978
June 23, 2008

Ministry of Forests and Range

CHEHALIS – The Province and Chehalis Indian Band have agreed to use the Forest and Range Practices Act to protect an area in the Chilliwack Forest District that contains sacred sites of the Chehalis people, the first time the act has been used in such a way, Forests and Range Minister Rich Coleman announced today.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081472 Views

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The Government of Canada Helps Immigrants and Members of Visible Minorities Get Job

June 23, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia—New Canadians and members of visible minorities in the Kamloops area who are currently unemployed will get help to re-enter the work force, thanks to a federally funded program. At the same time, local employers facing labour shortages will have greater access to skilled employees. Betty Hinton, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Kamloops–Thompson–Cariboo, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008920 Views

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New Child-care Spaces for Merritt and Hope

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
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June 23, 2008

Ministry of Children and Family Development

MERRITT – More than $740,000 in provincial funding will help area child-care providers create 52 new licensed child-care spaces, Linda Reid, Minister of State for Child Care, announced today.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081071 Views

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Government Appoints Chair to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

News Release

OTTAWA, ON — June 17, 2008 — Canada’s Minister of the Environment, John Baird, today announced the appointment of Robert Page as chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE). This appointment is effective immediately.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081095 Views

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ReVision Quest – CBC

ReVision Quest premieres Tuesday June 24, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. on CBC Radio One.

In the first episode, entitled “WORK,” you can tune in to hear Darrell Dennis look at the harsh realities and persistent misconceptions that greet Aboriginal people in the workforce. He meets a tough-talking Chief with no patience for slackers, and a modern day Rosie the Riveter. And he works up a smile, with a new reality show, a culture-clashing history lesson, and a First Nations take on a Dolly Parton classic.

http://www.cbc.ca/aboriginal/2009/01/revision_quest_1/

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008994 Views

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Women Building Futures project proves women belong in construction trades – Journal of Commerce

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
Women Building Futures project proves women belong in construction trades

SHANNON MONEO
correspondent
June 23, 2008

A bold Alberta program proves that women can do very well in the trades if they have support when they begin their journey to become journeywomen.

http://www.joconl.com/article/id28424

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008694 Views

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SLAM Strikes more Gold Intervals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 JUNE 2008

Miramichi, New Brunswick – SLAM Exploration Ltd. (TSX-V: SXL) (“SLAM”) announces gold intercepts for the first 3 of 6 holes drilled at its wholly owned Reserve Creek property located east of the former gold mining town of Pickle Lake, Ontario. Gold bearing intercepts are reported from all 3 holes, the most significant being a 4.80 metres interval averaging 6.116 g/t (0.178 oz/t) including 24.765 g/t (0.722 oz/t) gold over 0.50 metres. Assays are pending on the additional 3 holes all of which intersected sulphide and/or quartz-bearing units with visible gold reported from one hole.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008846 Views

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Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – Report of the Seventh Session

Report of the Seventh Session
June 19, 2008

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Report on the seventh session
(21 April-2 May 2008)

Economic and Social Council
Official Records
Supplement No. 23

Chapter I

Matters calling for action by the Economic and Social Council or brought to its attention

A. Draft decisions recommended by the Permanent Forum on
Indigenous Issues for adoption by the Council

1. The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues recommends to the Economic and Social Council the adoption of the following draft decisions:

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008975 Views

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Investigation of a Stolen Vehicle by the Cornwall Community Police Service and the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service leads to the seizure of 60,000 Cigarettes by the Cornwall RCMP Detachment

AKWESASNE, ON, June 23 – On June 15th, 2008, a Cornwall resident noticed that her friend’s 2000 Chevrolet Impala had been stolen from her residence located on Third Street East in Cornwall, Ontario. The registered owner of the vehicle reported it stolen to the Cornwall Community Police Service in the early hours of June 16th, 2008.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008992 Views

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Construction Looking Forward, 2008-2016 Key Highlights

National Summary

Canada’s construction industry remains resilient under a cloud of economic uncertainty. Construction has been a leading national industry in growth of output and employment over the past ten years, and major infrastructure, industrial and engineering projects underway and announced will keep employment levels strong over the near term.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081580 Views

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Manitoba’s Building Boom Taps Into Available Skilled Trades

Over 10,000 Workers Needed to Keep up with Construction

June 23, 2008

Winnipeg – Robust construction activity across all sectors has pushed employment of the skilled trades’ workforce to record levels according to the Construction Sector Council’s latest forecast.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081083 Views

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Faculty of Native studies holds tipi raising – Express News

Faculty of Native studies holds tipi raising

By Michael Brown, ExpressNews Staff

June 20, 2008 – Edmonton-The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native Studies held its annual raising of the tipi in front of Pembina Hall on June 20.

http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/article.cfm?id=9438

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008769 Views

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Aboriginal Sport Gallery Opening Marks Historic Milestone for Sport in BC

June 23, 2008

Vancouver, BC – Media and special guests were invited to witness the unveiling of the Aboriginal Sport Gallery at the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum today — a historic milestone in British Columbia and Canada’s sport history. The gallery opens to the public today, just over four months after the February 2008 ground-breaking ceremony.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081247 Views

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Call for nominations – Boreal Awards 2008

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Boreal Awards 2008

The Boreal Awards recognize leadership, innovation, cooperation and excellence among stakeholders who live and work in Canada’s Boreal region and also recognize those who have made an outstanding contribution to protection of the Boreal Forest and the advancement of the principles outlined in the Boreal Forest Conservation Framework.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008909 Views

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Landmark Provincial Aging at Home Strategy Launches in North East LHIN

McGuinty Government Improves Access to Community-Based Health Care Services

NEWS
June 20, 2008

Standing in front of a new Dodge Caravan that will provide area seniors with rides to appointments, Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, MPP Sudbury, today announced a series of local Aging at Home initiatives which are receiving just over $4 million this year.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081123 Views

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Young Athlete Saskatchewan

For Release from June 21, 2008, National Aboriginal Day to July 1, 2008, Canada Day

Weekly sessions of the YAS Summer Basketball School will start July 7 – 11 and continue throughout July and August in Regina and Saskatoon. Additional sessions will be held at Witcheken Lake Cree First Nation near Spiritwood and Whitecap Dakota Sioux First Nation just south of Saskatoon.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081306 Views

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Mobile Ultrasound Arrives in Interlake

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June 23, 2008

More Manitobans in the Interlake region will have access to ultrasound services closer to home with the official unveiling of a new mobile ultrasound program based at E. M. Crowe Memorial Hospital in Eriksdale, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081174 Views

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Minister Strahl Names New Member to the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board

Ottawa (June 23, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the appointment of Richard J. Francis Sr. (Kingsclear, New Brunswick) as a member of the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB).

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008853 Views

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Sandy Lake First Nation – 25th Annual Muddy Water Music Festival

The 25th Annual Muddy Water Music Festival has been confirmed for July 16, 17, 18 & 19th.

Headlining this year’s MWMF are Eagle and Hawk, Redd Nation, and Mosquitos featuring Aaron Peters, confirmed music festival organizers.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081267 Views

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MMF Message from the President – June 19, 2008

This past week can be best described as a milestone for the resistance and persistence of the Metis Nation. The Metis People have faced over a 130 years of emotional, physical and political struggles against the past federal and provincial government policies of assimilation. Today our Citizens still face many struggles in being fully recognized and meaningfully accommodated.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008948 Views

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Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Recognize 30 Centuries of Mi’kmaq History and Culture

METEPENAGIAG, NB, June 21 – Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada today announced the unveiling of two plaques commemorating the national historic significance of Augustine Mound and Oxbow.

The Augustine Mound is a ceremonial burial site associated with Adena (Pre-Columbian Native American culture) traditions, built approximately 2,500 years ago. The site is sacred to the Mi’kmaq and holds a deep spiritual significance for the community. The Oxbow is a remarkably well-stratified archaeological site. Excavations revealed that it was a continuously occupied 3000-year-old fishing village, with links to present-day Metepenagiag; thereby making it the oldest continuously inhabited village in New Brunswick.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081069 Views

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Metis celebrate heritage – The Sun Times

Metis celebrate heritage

Posted By BY SCOTT DUNN, SUN TIMES STAFF

Leora Wilson said she didn’t know who the Metis people were when family research revealed she herself was descended from French and native Indian blood.

http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1084687

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008657 Views

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Aboriginal accountability upgrade – Winnipeg Sun

Aboriginal accountability upgrade
Strahl says First Nations people deserve right to hold leaders’ ‘feet to fire’

OTTAWA — New value-for-money audits to better track how Indian Affairs spends billions of dollars will catch misappropriation, lax reporting and — in rare cases — fraud, says the minister in charge.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Canada/2008/06/23/5959116-sun.html

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081163 Views

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Xstrata Nickel and Wahnapitae First Nation Sign Participation Agreement

Sudbury, Ontario, June 19, 2008

Xstrata Nickel Sudbury Operations and the Wahnapitae First Nation (WFN) yesterday signed a long-term Participation Agreement that will serve as a foundation for a working relationship between the two parties focused on environmental protection, education and training, and community development.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20082102 Views

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New bonds between First Nations, Jews – The Times Colonist

New bonds between First Nations, Jews
Anti-Semitic rants of former Assembly of First Nations chief leads to new understanding

Chris Cobb, Canwest News Service
Published: Monday, June 23, 2008

OTTAWA -The anti-Semitic rants of former Assembly of First Nations chief David Ahenakew six years ago have produced a bonding between Canada’s native and Jewish communities, leaders of both groups said Sunday.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=a280f582-06dc-42f8-b5fc-5af369f7a6ef

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008694 Views

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First Nations Celebration – The Daily Press

First Nations celebration

Posted By BY JESSICA YOUNG, THE DAILY PRESS

Hollinger Park is typically a playground and greenspace for people to enjoy, but on Saturday it turned into a place of cultural celebration during National Aboriginal Day.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1085049

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008772 Views

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$1.3 Million for Maternity Care – The Leader-Post

$1.3 million for maternity care

Kerry Benjoe, The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, June 23, 2008

The All Nations Healing Hospital is expanding its maternity care services with the help of $1.3 million over the next three years from the Aboriginal Health Transition Fund.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/story.html?id=4d24cfb2-3739-495e-ab9a-a7d31848bff7

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008765 Views

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean Speech on the Occasion of the Quebec Native Women Inc. Conference

Wendake, Saturday, June 21, 2008

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Joining me here at the table of panellists are Aboriginal women only.

Long-time activists, outspoken, committed women whom I salute on this National Aboriginal Day.

The fact that you have invited me to join you today at this conference—not only that, you have asked me to open the discussion—tells me that you see in me a sister, and I am deeply moved by this.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008955 Views

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Aboriginal Employment Development Continues to Grow in Nipawin

News Release – June 20, 2008

More businesses signed on to a First Nations and Métis Employment Development agreement today in Nipawin. They join other partners in this historic agreement that will see more opportunities for Aboriginal people in the Nipawin area.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081037 Views

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Government of Canada Commemorates the National Historic Significance of The Battle of Tourond’s Coulee / Fish Creek

FISH CREEK, SASKATCHEWAN, June 21, 2008 — Mr. Bradley Trost, the Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt, today unveiled a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque commemorating the national historic significance of the Battle of Tourond’s Coulee / Fish Creek.

“Tourond’s Coulee is a place of special meaning and value not only to the Métis and First Nations, but to all Canadians,” said Mr. Trost. “Our Government is proud to recognize it as a place that helped define our nation during its early years.”

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081548 Views

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Parks Canada Congratulates Winners of 2008 Public Service Award of Excellence

GATINEAU, QUÉBEC, JUNE 20, 2008 — Parks Canada congratulates three of its employees for being recognized in this year’s Public Service Awards of Excellence, for their outstanding contribution to the public service. The Canada Public Service Agency announced recipients of the Award during National Public Service Week 2008.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081542 Views

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean Speech on the Occasion of the Presentation of the National Aboriginal Role Model Awards

Rideau Hall, Saturday, June 21, 2008

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How wonderful it is to meet you and welcome you here, to Rideau Hall.

You know, I was born on an island, where legends shape our relationship with the universe.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008961 Views

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Alberta Government Shines Spotlight on Great Kids

June 22, 2008

Outstanding children and youth inspire Albertans through courage, leadership and compassion

Edmonton… Sixteen Alberta children and youth received 2008 Great Kids Awards today for the positive difference they make in the lives of others at home, at school and in their communities.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20081394 Views

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Education Agreement to Help Kootenay Students

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For Immediate Release
2008EDU0082-000966
June 21, 2008

Ministry of Education

NELSON – Officials from the Kootenay Lake board of education and the Ministry of Education joined Aboriginal leaders today to mark National Aboriginal Day with the signing of an Aboriginal education enhancement agreement to improve Aboriginal student performance.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008782 Views

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Native culture, history focus of panel discussion – Brantford Expositor

Native culture, history focus of panel discussion

Posted By EXPOSITOR STAFF

A chance to ask questions about Six Nations culture, laws, history, land claims and ongoing negotiations is the focus of the fourth TRUE meeting on Thursday.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1084347

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008629 Views

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Aboriginal rights were misrepresented in letter – Nanaimo Daily News

Aboriginal rights were misrepresented in letter

The Daily News
Published: Monday, June 23, 2008

Re: ‘Aboriginals should be governed under Charter’ (Your Letters, Daily News, June 16).

I would like to clear up some falsehoods in this letter.

http://www.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/upfront/story.html?id=b128b981-c336-4263-b5a3-2a64188cbbe2

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008933 Views

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Aboriginals look to move forward – StarPhoenix

Aboriginals look to move forward
National Aboriginal Day celebrations focus on forgiveness

Wendy Gillis, The StarPhoenix
Published: Monday, June 23, 2008

Forgiveness and co-operation were the focus at the National Aboriginal Day celebration Saturday following the federal government’s recent official apology for residential schools.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/third_page/story.html?id=2294b0d1-9883-4e78-9c35-2657a11d3732

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008713 Views

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Rights bill is a model – Chatham Daily News

Rights bill is a model
BEV SHIPLEY PRAISES WALPOLE INITIATIVE

Posted By BY BOB BOUGHNER, THE DAILY NEWS

A children’s bill of rights adopted last year by the Walpole Island First Nation should serve as a model for communities everywhere, says Bev Shipley.

http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1084392

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008666 Views

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Shawanda on the fast track – Regina Leader-Post

Shawanda on the fast track

Jeff DeDekker, The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, June 23, 2008

The release of her debut album is just days away but Crystal Shawanda has already fulfilled her childhood dream.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/arts_life/story.html?id=5febb694-f1a7-4a6f-b49a-690449b0a3b8

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008666 Views

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Grace Fox reaffirmed as First Nations Director to OPSBA

TORONTO, June 20 – The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Grace Fox, a trustee with the Rainbow District School Board, has been reaffirmed as First Nations Director. Now serving for a third term, Grace will be supported in her role as First Nations Director by Howard Archibald, a trustee from District School Board Ontario North East, who was elected as her Alternate on OPSBA’s Board of Directors.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008887 Views

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Unfair Treatment of First Nations Families and Children

FIRST NATIONS DEMANDING INQUIRY BY THE COMMISSION DES DROITS DE LA PERSONNE ET DE LA JEUNESSE

QUEBEC CITY, June 20 – Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), has announced that a request has been made to investigate the inequitable manner in which permanent placement orders, authorized under the Youth Protection Act (Bill 125), are applied to cases involving First Nations families and children.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20083294 Views

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Harper and Stelmach Stall on Safe Water for Canada’s First Nations

Alberta calls on Federal and Provincial governments to make water a priority

EDMONTON, June 20 – From time immemorial, First Nations have centered their existence on water. Unfortunately for all Canadians, care and protection of our water has been left in the hands of governments that value profits over people. We are currently at a crisis level with this resource, and the First Nations community is being hit the hardest by this crisis. In communities across Canada, safe potable water is something people have been unable to depend upon.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2008930 Views

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Optimism Surrounds Common Table Discussions

VANCOUVER, June 20 – After 12 days of intense talks on some of the most complex issues in treaty negotiations, First Nations and the governments of Canada and BC have agreed to continue meeting later this summer.

In four, three-day sessions facilitated by the Treaty Commission, First Nation negotiators and senior officials for the other two governments shared their views on recognition and certainty, including shared territory issues, and the constitutional status of treaty lands. Also on the table for discussion were governance and co-management, including structures for shared decision-making; fiscal relations, including own-source revenue and taxation; and fisheries.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2008902 Views

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Ontario Public Servants Honoured

McGuinty Government Applauds Employee Excellence

TORONTO, June 19 –

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Innovative public servants are being honoured today for their hard work and dedication to the people of Ontario.

The Amethyst Awards pay tribute to Ontario public servants who have set a standard of excellence in their daily work. Secretary of Cabinet Shelly Jamieson and Education Minister Kathleen Wynne were on hand for the presentation of 24 awards to groups and individuals across the Ontario Public Service (OPS), including this year’s recipient of the Sandra D. Lang Lifetime Achievement Award.

by NationTalk on June 22, 20081523 Views

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Phil Lane Jr. Interview

by NationTalk on June 22, 20081140 Views

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ISC Partners With Albert Community School

News Release – June 20, 2008

On June 20, Information Services Corporation (ISC) announced an ongoing partnership with Regina’s Albert Community School at joint National Aboriginal Day celebrations held at the school.

“The partnership provides ISC with the opportunity to help enhance and support the educational experience of the students that attend the core-area school,” ISC acting president and CEO Jeff Stusek said. “It will also provide ISC’s employees with many volunteerism and mentorship opportunities.”

by NationTalk on June 22, 20081052 Views

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