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Beausoleil First Nation Elections Message from Chief Rodney Monague Jr.

February 20, 2008

The Mandate of the present Chief and Council is nearing the end of the term. The term being “a minimum of two years less a day” as quoted by Indian and Northern Affairs staff. Our term began on July 4th, 2006, therefore we have decided that the 2008 term will also begin on Friday, July 4, 2008.
Once we determined the start date of the next term; then everything works back from there. The Nomination Meeting must be scheduled 42 days prior to the start of the next term which sets the date on Friday May 23, 2008. The actual election date is flexible but should be within a couple of weeks of the beginning of the next term to allow for a transitional period. At a meeting on January 23, 2008, Council decided to try something new. The election day has been scheduled for Saturday, June 21, 2008. Council believes that this will provide an opportunity for our off reserve members to participate in the election process in person rather than through the mail. It would also bring our families home to share in the celebrations of Native Solidarity Day.

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AWG Host Society Crosses Funding Finish Line – Over $4 Million Raised to Support 20th Arctic Winter Games

For Immediate Release

Yellowknife-February 19, 2008: Two years ago, the 2008 Arctic Winter Games Host Society set out to raise the necessary private sector funding required to stage the 20th Games. With an initial target of $2.6 million quickly adjusted to $3.6 million, the challenge at times appeared daunting but corporate response to appeals was truly uplifting. Thanks to the tremendous support of the business community, the Host Society is pleased to announce it has achieved its fundraising goal and is ready and set for the Games to begin in a few short weeks. Over 200 business and private supporters of the Games have contributed over $4 million in cash and gifts-in-kind to ensure these Games are a resounding success and a chance-of-a-lifetime opportunity for the 2,000+ youth who will descend on Yellowknife from March 9th-15th.

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Reuniting members of the ’89 Calgary Flames Line-Up for the 5th Annual Juno Cup

For Immediate Release

Tickets to annual celebrity fundraiser in support of MusiCan go on sale Saturday, February 23 at 10 AM (MST)

Toronto, ON (February 20, 2008) – It’s hockey night in Calgary as the game’s legends and celebrity musicians face off at centre ice for the 5th Annual Juno Cup game. As part of Juno Awards Weekend Events, the Juno Cup Presented by The Keg Steakhouse & Bar is a fan favourite that pairs an all-star line-up of NHL Greats against celebrity Rockers for a fundraiser to benefit MusiCan, the charitable arm of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Juno Cup will take place at The Stampede Corral, Stampede Park, on Friday, April 4th at 7:30 p.m. (MST) in Calgary, AB.

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Legal Experts Question Canada’s Arguments Against The UN Declaration

February 20, 2008

(Vancouver, BC) Today, on the second day of the symposium Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples a panel of international law experts will discuss Canada’s stance on the UN Declaration. “The Declaration and Canadian Law” panel begins at 9:15 a.m.

The panel will critique the federal government’s recent campaigns against the UN Declaration, in Canada and abroad, including arguments that: the Declaration does not address individual rights, threatens the rights of non-native citizens, and is inconsistent with Canada’s constitution. The panel is also expected to comment on how Canada’s actions regarding the Declaration have impacted its international reputation and relationships.

by NationTalk on February 20, 2008898 Views

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National Aboriginal Diabetes Association (NADA) 2008 Annual General Assembly

February 20, 2008
2008 Annual General Assembly

TAKE NOTICE that the Annual General Assembly of the members of the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association (NADA) will be held at the Radisson Hotel Winnipeg (Terrace Room), 280 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time for the following purposes:

1. To receive and consider the report of the Directors and the Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 2006;
2. To receive the Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 2007;
3. To elect Directors for the ensuing term; and
4. To transact such other business as may properly come before the Assembly or any adjournment or adjournments thereof.

DATED at the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, this 20th day of February, 2008.

By Order of the Board of Directors

Dina Bruyere, B.A., LL.B
Executive Director

Copies of Resolution Form, Standing Rules of the Annual General Assembly, Nomination Form, Roles & Responsibilities for Board of Directors, and the Annual Report are available by contacting the NADA office or by visiting the NADA Web site at www.nada.ca.

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University of York – 6th Annual Aboriginal Awareness Days & Pow-Wow

February 28, 29 & March 1, 2008
Featuring Dancers, Native Arts & Crafts Vendors

Aboriginal Students Association at York

York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario
Keele Campus, York University

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Opening Ceremonies

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29
Workshops/Presentations

SATURDAY, MARCH 1
Traditional Pow Wow

See www.yorku.ca/scld/abserv/events for updates or contact rpitawan@yorku.ca

by NationTalk on February 20, 2008957 Views

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Stornoway and Shear Announce Additional From Kahuna Drilling

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SWY 08-05
February 20, 2008

Stornoway Diamond Corporation (SWY:TSX) and Shear Minerals Ltd. (SRM:TSXV) today announced additional macro and micro diamond recoveries from the 2007 drilling of the Kahuna kimberlite dyke at the Churchill Diamond Project in Nunavut.

In 2007 at Kahuna, 30 drill-holes from 18 set-ups totaling 2,333m were drilled along a tested 4.5km strike length of the kimberlite dyke to provide a better understanding of its size and geometry. A total of 142m of kimberlite was intersected with single intercepts ranging from 1.0m to 11.8m down-hole. Based on these intercepts the Kahuna kimberlite is a vertical dyke averaging 2.6m in true width. Drill core samples totaling 206.3 kg were processed and a total 1,071 diamonds including 99 macro diamonds were recovered. Results are listed below:

Download full press release.

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Nunavut Tunngavik Gives Official Notice of Election

NR 08-10 NOT ENG – For Immediate Release

(February 20, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) NTI Elections Chief Returning Officer Adamee Itorcheak today gave official Notice of Election for the executive officer positions of president and vice-president of finance. Competing for the position of president is Mickey Akavak of Kimmirut, Jack Anawak of Rankin Inlet, Paul Kaludjak of Iqaluit, and Abraham Tagalik of Iqaluit.

Competing for the position of vice-president of finance is Jayko Aloolloo of Pond Inlet, James T. Arreak of Iqaluit and Raymond Ningeocheak of Rankin Inlet. Candidates have until Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. local time to withdraw their nomination papers.

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2006-2007 First Nations University of Canada Annual Report

Mission Statement

The mission of the First Nations University of Canada is to enhance the quality of life, and to preserve, protect, and interpret the history, language, culture, and artistic heritage of First Nations.

The University will acquire and expand its base of knowledge and understanding in the best interests of First Nations and for the benefit of society by providing opportunities of quality bi-lingual and bi-cultural education under the mandate of the First Nations of Saskatchewan.

The University is a First Nations’ controlled university-college, which provides educational opportunities to both First Nations and non-First Nations students selected from a provincial, national and international base.

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Brandon University and Marquis Project Work Together to Supply Computers for Oxford House Students

Tue, Feb 19, 2008

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University and the Marquis Project, with the help of the Brandon Tai Chi Club, are helping young students in the isolated northern community of Oxford House stay connected with a donation of 45 computers to their educational system.

Brandon University supplied the used computer equipment, which was packed into 80 boxes by members of the Brandon South end Tai Chi Club. The Marquis Project’s Murray Smith then made arrangements to have the computer equipment shipped to the young students in Oxford House over the winter road.

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Lorne Gunter: Dying to save ‘The system’ – National Post

Lorne Gunter: Dying to save ‘The system’

Posted: February 20, 2008, 10:55 AM by Marni Soupcoff

For defenders of Canada’s government-monopoly health care system, there is only one goal that truly matters. And, no, despite their earnest insistences to the contrary, that goal is not the health of patients. It is the preservation of the public monopoly at all costs, even patients’ lives.

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/02/20/lorne-gunter-dying-to-save-the-system.aspx

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Students’ video deemed racist; Natives pull kids from Fort Frances … – Sault Star

Students’ video deemed racist; Natives pull kids from Fort Frances school over incident

Six high school students in this northwestern Ontario community got a lesson in sensitivity Tuesday over a “racist” video posted on the Internet that led to First Nations parents pulling their children from school.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=909417

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Natives in Chemical Valley call for limits – Sudbury Star

Natives in Chemical Valley call for limits

An aboriginal community in the heart of Canada’s so-called Chemical Valley is calling for tighter industry restrictions after tests showed high levels of five toxic chemicals in the air.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=908696

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First Nations discuss economic development with Graham – CBC

First Nations discuss economic development with Graham

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 | 9:31 AM AT
CBC News

The New Brunswick government and aboriginal leaders will be working together to ensure that economic development remains a top priority, says Premier Shawn Graham.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2008/02/20/graham-augustine.html

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Toxin levels worry natives – The Chronicle Herald

Toxin levels worry natives

By The Canadian Press
Wed. Feb 20 – 6:15 AM

TORONTO — An aboriginal society in the heart of Canada’s so-called Chemical Valley is calling for government help and stronger industry standards in the wake of new test results showing high levels of five toxic chemicals in the air.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/1039028.html

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First Nations Players Form Core of NLL; Six Nations Stars Find Home in Pro League – The Expositor

First Nations players form core of NLL; Six Nations stars find home in pro league

Posted By Neil Stevens

First Nations players are excelling in the National Lacrosse League this season.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=908864

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Charges Against Official of VANOC Partner Revealed – The Globe and Mail

IN BRIEF
Charges against official of VANOC partner revealed

LESLIE YOUNG
February 20, 2008

Vancouver — An official from a partner group of the Vancouver Olympic organizing committee is facing charges of mischief and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080220.NATS20-2/TPStory/National

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NTI Calls on Fisheries to Reverse Quota Transfer Decision

NEWS RELEASE
NR 08-08 FIS ENG – For Immediate Release

(February 19, 2008 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Acting President James Eetoolook today called on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to reverse their recent decision to transfer 1,900 metric tonnes of offshore turbot quota to fishing companies owned by non-Inuit in southern Canada.

“The transfer of SeaFreez’s turbot quota to two non-Inuit-owned fishing companies based in southern Canada means yet another loss of potential to create desperately needed jobs for Inuit and revenue for Nunavut’s developing fishing industry,” said Eetoolook. “Nunavut interests were not consulted or even given the opportunity to provide advice or interest in acquiring the quota until after the decision was made last month. This is unfair. That fish comes from waters adjacent to Nunavut, and Inuit deserve the chance to fish that resource,” he said.

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Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Photo Contest

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Photo Contest
Shutterbugs Wanted

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service is having a photographic competition. All employees of N.A.P.S., uniform or civilian, can submit any number of photographs with a chance to win great cash and prizes.

When? Now until the submission deadline of April 1, 2008.

How? Send photographs to naps.contest@gmail.com for your chance to win!

Contest Prizes

3rd Prize: $50.00

2nd Prize: $100.00

1st Prize: $200.00 + 2 Free Tickets to the N.A.P.S. Award Ceremony on May 29, 2008 at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay.

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Media Advisory: Canadian Heritage

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 20, 2008) – On behalf of the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, Senator Gerry St. Germain will make an important funding announcement, tomorrow, in Vancouver, concerning the Metis Provincial Council of British Columbia.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, February 21
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Metis Provincial Council of British Columbia-Head Office 905-1130 West Pender Street Vancouver, British Columbia

For more information, please contact

Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage,
Status of Women and Official Languages
Dominic Gosselin
Press Secretary
819-997-7788

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RFP: ABC’s of First Nations Health Design and Printing

Feb. 19, 2008

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
Design & Layout of Information Resource

Objectives & Background

The First Nations Centre (FNC) at the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) identified a need for increased knowledge and awareness of health issues and careers amongst First Nations children and youth through a First Nations children’s book.

Operating under the working title ABC’s of First Nations Health, the information resource is a children’s book designed to introduce First Nations children (aged 6-12) to health concepts. An integral component of the ABC’s of First Nations Health is to highlight art produced by First Nations children. The project has attained and selected 27 art pieces to be used though a national art contest and is currently developing accompanying text.

Download full document.

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Northern youth art, writing to join International Polar Year snapshot – CBC

Northern youth art, writing to join International Polar Year snapshot

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 | 7:44 AM CT
CBC News

Young people from across Canada’s North will be invited to write, photograph, draw and paint their way into International Polar Year research by taking part in a time capsule project that aims to document the region through the eyes of its youth.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/18/ipy-youth.html?ref=rss

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Aboriginal hockey legend Sasakamoose celebrated – Prince Albert Daily Herald

Aboriginal hockey legend Sasakamoose celebrated

JAY TENEYCKE
The Prince Albert Daily Herald

Senators Frank Mahovlich, Bob Peterson and other dignitaries were on hand at the Ahtahkakoop First Nation on Saturday to celebrate Fred Sasakamoose’s contribution to aboriginal society, sports and culture.

http://www.paherald.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=109591&sc=4

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University professors disappointed at lack of funding for Campus 2020 report – Vancouver Sun

University professors disappointed at lack of funding for Campus 2020 report

Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun
Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2008

VICTORIA – B.C.’s university professors expressed disappointment Tuesday that the provincial government is holding off financing the recommendations of the Campus 2020 report, which aimed to improve accessibility to post-secondary institutions.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=7f53ffcb-bc0e-43e1-a7e1-e8adb4feded6

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Council briefs: Non-profit proposal referred to budget talks – Prince George Citizen

Council briefs: Non-profit proposal referred to budget talks

(News) Tuesday, 19 February 2008, 14:40 PST
Citizen Staff

A proposal from Aboriginal Business-Community Development Centre executive director Ray Gerow to support the city’s non-profit organizations was referred to budget discussions.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=119018&Itemid=556

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Scientists to test space suits, rovers on Nunavut’s Mars-like crater – CBC

Scientists to test space suits, rovers on Nunavut’s Mars-like crater

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 | 12:54 PM CT
CBC News

A high Arctic island in Nunavut will once again fill in for Mars when U.S. and Canadian researchers return to the territory this summer to conduct field research that may contribute to space exploration.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/02/19/nunavut-mars.html

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National Energy Board approves Southern Lights Project

CALGARY, Feb. 19 – The National Energy Board (NEB) approved applications for the Southern Lights Pipeline Project, worth an estimated $247.5 million in Canadian spending.

The Southern Lights Project broke new ground as the first application to the NEB for a pipeline to transport diluent, which the Board identified as an emerging market. Diluents are lighter hydrocarbons used to dilute bitumen and heavy oil so they can flow through pipelines.

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Teachers’ Initiative Supports Children Living in Poverty

DVD examines impact of poverty on education

TORONTO, Feb. 19 – Considering that education offers a way out of poverty, teachers can benefit from a greater understanding of how poverty can affect their students and the ways they learn. A DVD produced by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will ensure that the poverty-awareness process takes place in every elementary public school in Ontario.

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1Fight Network Presents Toronto Mixed Martial Arts Tryouts at Native Centre

Toronto Mixed Martial Arts Tryouts™ for aboriginal and non-aboriginal fighters this Sunday February 24th at the Native Canadian Centre on 16 Spadina Road presented by Johnny Powers 1Fight Network, George Lepine and “Urban Elder” Vern Harper. International talent scouts will be looking for the next MMA TV Stars. All fight styles are welcome from both male and female competitors.

Toronto, Canada February 19, 2008 — Johnny Powers, executive producer of 1Fight Network, Master George Lepine, founder of Okichitaw, and Urban Elder “Asin” Vern Harper of the Aboriginal Community of Toronto are proud to present Toronto Mixed Martial Arts Tryouts™ for aboriginal and non-aboriginal fighters this Sunday February 24th at the Native Canadian Centre on 16 Spadina Road.

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Premier Calls For Award Nominations To Recognize Exceptional Adult Learner

February 19, 2008

Premier Gary Doer is calling for nominations for the 2008 Council of the Federation Literacy Award to recognize outstanding achievements in adult literacy.

“Manitobans require strong literacy skills to meet the needs of a challenging labour market, achieve their economic and educational goals, and enhance their health and social well-being,” Doer said. “I congratulate all adult learners who have decided to improve their literacy skills and welcome the opportunity to recognize their achievements through this award.”

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Province of BC – Budget Speech

Greener Future, Stronger Economy

Honourable Speaker.

I am pleased to introduce Balanced Budget 2008, a budget that asks: What kind of legacy do we want to leave for future generations?

This year, from the Kootenays to the Queen Charlotte Islands; from the Peace River region to the Southwest coast… our people and communities are coming together to celebrate 150 years of growth and progress…

And… even more important… to plan the way forward; to build on our achievements and create a new legacy that future generations can look to with pride.

Much has changed since 1858. We have grown from a series of frontier outposts to one of the most livable, attractive places anywhere — with some of the richest cultural diversity.

What hasn’t changed is the sense of opportunity in British Columbia. The same excitement, the same spirit of boundless possibility that drew people here in the 1800’s is, today, alive and well — and continues to draw people here from around the world.

But today our province has reached a turning point.

How will history remember us?

How will our choices stand the test of time?

Download 2008 Budget Speech.

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Geoscience BC Applauds Government’s $12 Million Commitment for Mineral and Oil and Gas Exploration in B.C.

Investment to Jumpstart Economic Activity in B.C.’s Pine Beetle Infested Area

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Feb. 19, 2008) – Geoscience BC today commended the provincial government for its commitment of $6 million in new funding to support mineral exploration work in pine-beetle affected areas of the province and $6 million for oil and gas exploration in B.C.’s frontier areas, which was announced in today’s provincial budget.

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AME BC: B.C. Budget Will Stimulate Continued Mineral Exploration Investment

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Feb. 19, 2008) – The B.C. government’s commitment to increase funding for geoscience, support engagement with First Nations and direct resources to expedite the environmental assessment process will help stimulate continued investment in B.C.’s mineral exploration industry, said Dan Jepsen, President and CEO of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC).

“The provisions announced in today’s budget will help expedite the environmental assessment process providing mineral exploration companies with greater certainty that their applications can be processed in a timely manner, which will help attract increased investment in the province,” said Jepsen.

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Province Approves First Leg Of Construction On All-weather Road To Wollaston Lake

News Release – February 19, 2008

Initial clearing work is set to begin on the longest new road right-of-way in Saskatchewan to link more than 1,200 residents of Wollaston Lake and the adjoining Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation with Highway 905 in the far north.

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The Mining Association of British Columbia: Mining Industry Supports BC Budget

Expresses Concern on Some Issues

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Feb. 19, 2008) – The Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) supported many measures in BC Budget 2008 but expressed caution on some issues that could impact the mining sector.

“The 2008 Budget and its climate action provisions offer the mining industry some clear opportunities to work with government to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and ensure the long-term success of the industry,” said Byng Giraud, Vice President of Policy and Communications.

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Statistics: Common Experience Payment (February 19, 2008)

Common Experience Payment

On September 19, 2007 the Government of Canada began receiving applications for the Common Experience Payment (CEP) which is one element of the court-supervised Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

Upon application and verification, eligible former students will receive $10,000 for the first year of residence, plus $3,000 for each school year (or part of a school year) after that.

Statistics as of February 19, 2008:

Total number of applications received: 87,638
Total number of applications currently in process: 999
Total number of applications requiring further information to complete processing: 16,171
Total number of applications processed: 70,468
– Number of payments issued: 56,445
– Number of applications not eligible for payment: 14,023

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New Initiative Encourages Young, Rural, Northern Aboriginal Entrepreneurs To Capture New Business Opportunities

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February 19, 2008

LONG PLAIN—A new program to help young, rural and northern Aboriginal entrepreneurs develop business opportunities was launched today by Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) Minister Rosann Wowchuk at the first annual general meeting of the Indian Agriculture Council of Manitoba.

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Canada’s Abusive Relationship with Indigenous People: A Profile for Dehcho First Nation’s Interim Grand Chief, Gerald Antoine

February 19/08

FORT SIMPSON, NT — (special) — The newly selected Interim Grand Chief of the Dehcho First Nations (DFN) has no illusions about the problems and divisions he and his people face in the next few months, leading up to a summer General Assembly and an elected person to lead the on-going struggle with Canada for their indigenous rights.

“This is not about me, I am merely a person chosen to be a protector, a facilitator, an engineer if you like, who has been honoured by the confidence of his people to help prepare them for next assembly in June,” says Gerald (Jerry) Antoine, the 53-year-old Dehcho broadcaster who was chosen late last week to serve as interim Grand Chief of the DFN.

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Labrador Metis Nation Community Meetings

Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008

From February 22nd – 25th, 2008,
Churchill River Consultation Community Meetings
will be held at the following locations on the South Coast.

Port Hope Simpson – 2:00 pm – Feb. 22, 2008 – PHS Recreation Center

Mary’s Harbour – 7:00 pm – Feb. 22, 2008 – Rec. Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Fox Harbour / St. Lewis – 1:00 pm – Feb. 23, 2008 – Community Center

Pinsent’s Arm – 4:00 pm – Feb. 23, 2008 – Community Center

Charlottetown – 8:00 pm – Feb. 23, 2008 – Community Center

Cartwright – 1:00 pm – Feb. 25, 2008 – Parish Hall

We hope to see everyone there!! Other topics discussed will include membership criteria, land claims issues, and general information.

For more information please contact the Labrador Metis Nation.

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CMT Features Aboriginal Singer In Her Own Series

Posted by Alan Greyeyes
February 19, 2008

CMT (Country Music Television) is currently running a six-part series about Manitoulin Island’s Crystal Shawanda.

The show takes you behind the scenes on Shawanda’s rise to fame and features interviews with label reps, managers and talent buyers.

I caught a couple of great episodes last week, which featured songwriting sessions, numerous performances and intimate interviews.

You can find more info about the show at the CMT website: http://www.cmt.ca/Programs/ProgramItem.aspx?prog_id=8&action=edit

There’s also an interactive “Postcards” site that includes video clips from the show: http://www.cmt.ca/Features/Crystal/Editor.aspx

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Meet, greet and mingle at the National Aboriginal Health Organization

Feb. 19, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008 1-4 p.m.

The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) invites you to an open house hosted by our new Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Paulette Tremblay.

The Meet:
NAHO offices, 220 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa (14th floor boardroom)

The Greet:
Dr. Paulette Tremblay, NAHO CEO

The Mingle:
Converse with friends, network with colleagues, and, above all, have fun and relax.

Light refreshments will be serve

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Making First Nations Youth a Priority – Concrete Actions To Put an End to the Disparities

QUEBEC, Feb. 19 – “The future of our people is dependent upon our youth, who account for approximately 50% of our population”, declared the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), Mr. Ghislain Picard, during a press briefing that took place during the First Nations Children and Youth Forum that is being held today, tomorrow and Thursday, in Quebec. “The holding of this Forum, the establishment of a supervision committee and the setting aside of places that are reserved for First Nations in the Faculties of medicine are concrete measures that stem directly from the Quebec First Nations Health and Social Services Blueprint, which was launched last autumn” added Mr. Ghislain Picard.

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Inuit Congratulate Nellie Cournoyea For Induction into Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame

Tuesday February 19, 2008 – Toronto, Ontario – Inuit of Canada congratulate one of their own on the occasion of being inducted into the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame. Nellie Cournoyea will be honoured tonight at a gala supper in Toronto.

“Nellie’s life is a practical and vivid illustration of how one individual can provide a major contribution to the well being and advancement of individuals and communities at local, regional, territorial and national levels,” said ITK President Mary Simon. “This contribution extends across the North in her capacity as board member for Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami as an influential Arctic leader.”

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Premier Delivers State Of The Province Address At Speech To Saskatoon Chamber

News Release – February 19, 2008

Economic Checklist Shows Saskatchewan Leading the Country in Many Key Areas

Premier Brad Wall told a sold-out audience at a luncheon held by the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce that the province’s growing economy is at a tipping point and his government’s goal is to ensure the economic momentum continues.

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Prominent Canadians appointed to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO, February 19, 2008–Canada’s Environment Minister John Baird, today announced the appointments of prominent Canadians to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC):

Dr. Harold D. Kalman of Vancouver, British Columbia
Ms. Ingrid Diana Kritsch of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Dr. Jean-Claude Marsan of Montréal, Quebec
Ms. Loree Stewart of Marsh Lake, Yukon
Dr. David A. Sutherland of Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Métis Nation British Columbia President Dumont Re-Enters National Presidency Bid

Press Release
Date: Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
For Immediate Release

(Vancouver, BC) – Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) President Bruce Dumont met with the MNBC Board of Directors this past week to discuss the upcoming Métis National Council (MNC) General Assembly set for February 23rd and 24th in Ottawa.

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Tres-Or Resources Ltd.: Platinum/Palladium Mineralization on the Mann Property, Ontario

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Feb. 19, 2008) – Tres-Or Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:TRS) (“Tres-Or”) has extended the shallow platinum (Pt) and palladium (Pd) mineralization on our Mann Platinum/Palladium Project which was first reported in October, 2007. Further analyses from drill hole MAN07-02 have demonstrated that Pt+Pd mineralization of 0.50 grams per tonne (g/t) extends over 15.0 m from 16.6 to 31.6 m depth. Within this interval, pyroxenite yielded an enriched zone of 1.00 g/t over 4.2 m (see Table 1 below). The highest concentrations of Pt and Pd appear to be contained in the pyroxenite. On average, Pt is 37% and Pd 63% of the combined Pt+Pd numbers reported above. No other platinum group elements have been assayed yet.

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Baffinland Announces Exceedingly Robust Economics for the Mary River Direct-Shipping Iron Ore Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Feb. 19, 2008) – Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (TSX:BIM) (“Baffinland” or the “Company”) today released the results of the Definitive Feasibility Study on Deposit No. 1 (the “DFS”) of its 100%-owned Mary River Project, located in Nunavut Territory, Canada. The DFS was managed by Aker Kvaerner E&C, a division of Aker Kvaerner Canada Inc. (“Aker Kvaerner”).

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Aboriginals Slowly Find Place in Country Music – The London Free Press

Aboriginals slowly find place in country music

Tue, February 19, 2008
By CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI, CP

TORONTO — They’re as country as they come — a rodeo veteran with a slow drawl and a crooner with a honky-tonk snarl.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Today/Music/2008/02/19/4858067-sun.html

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Inuit Connect the Dots from Throne Speech to Federal Budget

Tuesday February 19, 2008 – Toronto, Ontario – In anticipation of next week’s federal budget national Inuit President Mary Simon has made the link from the October 2007 Throne Speech to the February 26, 2008 Budget.

“Last October’s speech from the Throne clearly had the Arctic as one of its centerpieces,” says Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Mary Simon. “In responding to the media following the Throne Speech we indicated that we were pleased with the references, however the proof of the government’s intentions would be in the next federal budget, scheduled for Tuesday February 26th at 4:00 p.m. With that in mind, Inuit will be paying close attention to see if the commitments from the Throne speech find their way into the Budget. Here are some of the items we will be looking for.”

by NationTalk on February 19, 20081255 Views

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