You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories
SRSS Feed

Newswire

Press ReleasesText

Big Banks Should Not Help Cigarette Smugglers

Physicians group calls for VISA to withdraw from contraband market

Attention: Health/Medical Editor, News Editor

OTTAWA–(Feb. 2, 2007) – Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada (PSC) is calling on Canada’s major banks to use their role as members of the board of directors of VISA Canada to stop the VISA credit system from being used to help criminals sell illegal cigarettes.

“It is bad enough that the government has failed to put in place measures to address the movement of untaxed cigarettes from reserves to Canadian communities, “said Cynthia Callard, executive director of Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada (PSC). “But for Canada’s banks to willingly participate in these illegal sales by processing them through their credit card systems further erodes the legal economy.”

by NationTalk on February 2, 20071382 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE/Media Advisory: Human Resources and Social Development Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 2, 2007) – An error occurred in the press release sent earlier. The contact information below was wrong. The complete and corrected version follows.

The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, will make a National Homelessness Initiative announcement tomorrow at the Temple House, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

Minister Prentice will be available to answer questions from the media and for a photo opportunity following the announcement.

DATE: Saturday, February 3, 2007
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Temple House 6203 Temple Drive NE Calgary, Alberta

CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of Minister Prentice
Michelle Chidley
Regional Communications Advisor
403-292-5455

or

Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Media Relations Office
819-994-5559

by NationTalk on February 2, 20071022 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Pimachiowin-Aki Proposed World Heritage Site

Manitoba News Release
……………………………………………………
February 2, 2007

Four First Nations and the governments of Manitoba and Ontario today announced establishment of the Pimachiowin-Aki non-profit corporation as part of their goal to achieve international recognition for lands east of Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
The area under discussion is about 42,000 square kilometers. It includes the traditional territories of the Poplar River, Little Grand Rapids, Paunigassi and Pikangikum First Nation and includes Atikaki Provincial Park in Manitoba and Woodland Caribou Provincial Park in Ontario.

by NationTalk on February 2, 20071902 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women Toronto, Ontario – February 1, 2007

NEWS RELEASE
PROVINCIAL-TERRITORIAL MINISTERS DETERMINE PRIORITIES FOR WOMEN’S ISSUES

TORONTO — Violence against women, women’s economic independence and Aboriginal women’s issues were identified as top priorities for joint action at the provincial-territorial ministers’ meeting held in Toronto today. Each jurisdiction also has its own priorities for furthering women’s equality.

These priorities will form the basis for developing an action plan to collectively address these issues at the federal/provincial/territorial level. Ministers agreed that provinces and territories, along with the federal government, must move more effectively in these areas. For its part, Quebec will contribute to this action plan through the sharing of expertise and best practices.

by NationTalk on February 2, 20071056 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

www.staq.net – All Aboriginal Tourism Products and Attractions Just a Click Away!

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 1 – Quebec Aboriginal Tourism Corporation (QATC) has recently developed a new Web site on-line that will allow you to see at a glance all that is made available to inquiring travelers. A number of features distinguish Aboriginal tourism from Canadian tourism products. Not only do these Aboriginal products bring a unique vision to the province of Quebec, but their very essence rests on the culture of the First Peoples of the Americas.

For the past few years, the tourism market has been attempting to meet a very new demand which is characterized by a growing awareness among consumers. Ecotourism, equitable tourism and cultural adventures have become “must-sees” of the tourism market.

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071467 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Aboriginal Social Worker Project To Benefit The North

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007CFD0001-000065
Feb. 1, 2007

Ministry of Children and Family Development

PRINCE GEORGE – A new program underway at UNBC this week will see 10 Aboriginal Child Protection workers recruited and trained in the North for the North for the first time ever, Children and Family Development Minister Tom Christensen announced today.

“The recruitment and retention of Aboriginal social workers is extremely important to our ministry,” said Christensen. “We are committed to providing safe and appropriate care for Aboriginal children and youth while honouring the richness of tradition and culture in their communities.”

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071213 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Minister Hearn Calls On NDP To Stop Playing Politics, Advance C-45 To Committee

February 1st, 2007
——————————————————————————–
The Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today called upon the NDP to end its irresponsible partisan posturing, and get to work on moving Bill C-45 forward in the democratic process.

Yesterday, three members of the NDP held a press conference, during which time they criticized our efforts to modernize the 138-year-old Fisheries Act. The old Act was one of Canada’s first pieces of legislation, and was established to manage a fishery that existed without modern technology, and before the majority of our coastline was even a part of our country.

The NDP complained, criticized, and made snide remarks. What they did not do, however, was put forward any concrete counterproposals on how they would actually improve upon C-45.

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071216 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Adanac Molybdenum Corporation: New Relationship Supports Major Step Towards New Mine

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Feb. 1, 2007) – Adanac Molybdenum Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AUA)(PINK SHEETS:AUAYF)(FWB:A9N) –

The Province and the Taku River Tlingit (TRT) First Nation have embarked on a New Relationship initiative by taking a major step towards a new mine development near Atlin, Minister of State for Mining Bill Bennett announced today.

A letter of understanding has been signed between the Province and the TRT that will see important First Nations issues addressed at the same time as a critical environmental assessment process proceeds. It is an example of how the principles of the New Relationship are working and demonstrates how engagement on First Nations’ rights can spur economic activity and certainty.

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071291 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

The RCMP and SQ Must Also Account For Their Actions

KANESATAKE, QC, Feb. 1 – Stockwell Day, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced yesterday that he would be ordering a forensic audit of the January 2004 police operation. Mr. Day said he had sufficient information in his possession to justify such an audit. However, the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake is convinced that the Minister has nothing other than a biased, incomplete report and that he had no other alternative but to do what he should have done from the outset: order a thorough, independent study. Had he done so, the federal Public Safety Department would not have had to pay for a report that did not deliver on its promises.

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071105 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Communiqué to First Nations Communities – United States Passport Policy

January 31, 2007
From the Office of the National Chief

To:
All First Nations Chiefs of Canada

Re:
United States policy now requires passports for air and sea travel to United States: AFN in discussions on use of secure status cards as ID for land border crossings in 2008

As of January 23, 2007, all Canadian citizens must have passports when travelling by air or sea into the United States. On January 1, 2008, all Canadians must have passports when crossing the U.S. border by land, as will Americans.

In response, the AFN is working towards a solution that respects the rights of our people to cross the border freely. We are currently in discussions with INAC, Canada Border Services Agency, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade on the use of the more secure Certificate of Indian Status Card as an approved “trans-border” travel document.

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071563 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Aboriginal Mental Health Framework Increases Awareness for Health Service Providers and Policy Makers

EDMONTON, Feb. 1 – The Alberta Mental Health Board (AMHB), in cooperation with the AMHB Wisdom Committee, today launched a framework that will change the way health care providers approach Aboriginal Mental Health. The framework, called Aboriginal Mental Health: A Framework for Alberta, gives strategic direction on how to address Aboriginal mental health issues. The framework is accompanied by Aboriginal Research Protocols, a guideline on how to work with Aboriginal people in a way that is respectful of protocol when conducting research.

The framework provides insight into Aboriginal mental health. The goal is to promote the well-being of the mind, body, spirit and emotions of Aboriginal children, adults, families and communities through Aboriginal culturally appropriate promotion, prevention and treatment services within the mental health system in Alberta.

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071172 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Stanley Cup Takes Winter by Storm at Rideau Hall’s Winter Celebration

Saturday February 3, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

February 1, 2007

OTTAWA–Rideau Hall’s Winter Celebration is back again this year with a new twist. In addition to traditional outdoor winter sports, we will also be showcasing hockey’s Stanley Cup, bequeathed by Canada’s sixth governor general, Lord Stanley. Everyone is invited to join Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean‑Daniel Lafond, as well as their daughter Marie‑Eden, for an afternoon of winter fun for the whole family on Saturday, February 3, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The event marks the sixth consecutive year that Rideau Hall offers an afternoon of free outdoor winter fun in conjunction with Winterlude. Family activities will include sleigh rides, snowshoeing, skating, Inuit cultural presentations, Finnish kick sledding, dog sledding and the Norway / Keskinada giant ski.

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071166 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Expert Alert – Over and Under Indulging: CIHR-funded Researchers Explore the Complexities of Eating Disorders

<<
Several CIHR researchers available to comment in light of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

OTTAWA, Feb. 1 – Eating disorders are complex; there are many different types of food, weight and body-image preoccupations. Several factors contribute to eating disorders, many of which are out of an individual's control.

Several researchers funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are available to comment on different aspects related to eating disorders as Canada marks National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, February 4 to 11, 2007.

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071242 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Health Council of Canada Says Public Not Getting Information Needed to Evaluate Progress of Health Care Renewal

Toronto (Feb. 1, 2007) – While the federal, provincial and territorial governments are making gains – and making good – on some commitments to renew health care, Canadians are not getting the detailed information they need to measure progress in improving health care, the Health Council of Canada concludes in its annual report to Canadians released today.

Four years after the 2003 First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care Renewal – and following the infusion of billions of dollars in additional health investments – how far has health care renewal advanced?

“In some cases, we know governments are measuring up; in other areas, we know they’re missing the mark. But all too often, we just don’t know, or we don’t know enough. We don’t have sufficient evidence to evaluate the strength and sustainability of health care renewal on a system-wide basis,” said Jeanne Besner, Interim Chair of the Health Council of Canada.

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071173 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Suncor Energy Invests More Than $11.2 Million in Charitable and Non-profit Groups

Calgary, Alberta (February 1, 2007) – Suncor Energy today announced it invested a record $11.2 million in more than 900 charitable organizations and non-profit groups in 2006. More than $8 million of that total was invested through the Suncor Energy Foundation, which receives Suncor’s contributions and supports charitable organizations in Canada. An additional $3.2 million was invested by different Suncor businesses through cash and in-kind contributions.

“As a sustainable energy company, we believe it’s essential to give back to our communities by sharing the benefits of our growth,” says Sue Lee, Suncor’s senior vice president of human resources and communications, and president of the Suncor Energy Foundation. “We continue to foster invaluable relationships by encouraging employee community-mindedness and involvement, and creating vibrant, healthy places for employees, retirees and neighbours to live.”

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071176 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Media Advisory for February 1st – Cancelled Until Further Notice – National Chief to Announce Legal Action Thursday Regarding Residential Schools Agreement Appeal in Saskatchewan

OTTAWA, Feb. 1 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine will hold a news conference at 13 pm Thursday to announce that the AFN will undertake legal action in regard to the appeal, filed in Saskatchewan, between the federal government and the Merchant Law Group.

<>

The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.

For further information: Bryan Hendry, A/Director of Communications, (613) 241-6789 ext 229 or (613) 293-6106 or bhendry@afn.ca; Nancy Pine, Communications Advisor – Office of the National Chief, (613) 241-6789 ext 243 or (613) 298-6382 or npine@afn.ca

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071040 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

February is Violence Prevention Month

Executive Council
February 1, 2007

Females are the victim of 76 per cent of all sexual assaults that occur in Newfoundland and Labrador and 61 per cent of these victims are aged 17 and under. Men are the victim of 50 per cent of all minor assaults that occur in this province.

“These statistics are startling but clearly demonstrate just how many people in Newfoundland and Labrador are affected by violence, either directly or by knowing someone who has been victimized,” said the Honourable Joan Burke, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women and Minister of Education. “It is the responsibility of all levels of government, community organizations, and citizens of this province to take action against violence, and spread the message that violence is unacceptable.”

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071401 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Media Advisory/Veterans Affairs Canada: Snow Sculpture To Be Unveiled in Tribute to Battle of Vimy Ridge

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA–(Feb. 1, 2007) – Rod Bruinooge, Member of Parliament Winnipeg South, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will take part in a ceremony to unveil a 17-foot Vimy tribute snow sculpture in Winnipeg. The Honourable Gary Doer, Premier of Manitoba, family members of soldiers who fought at Vimy Ridge, representatives of local Veterans’ organizations, the snow sculpture artists, youth and the Official Voyageurs will also be in attendance. M.P. Rod Bruinooge and the Honourable Gary Doer, Premier of Manitoba will also announce plans to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in Winnipeg in April.

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071176 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

MP Richard Harris Announces funding in Prince Rupert to Help Feed the City’s Homeless

PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA, February 1, 2007 – Richard Harris, MP Cariboo-Prince George, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development , announced $14,940 for the Annunciation Church Soup Kitchen project in Prince Rupert.

“Canada’s New Government is working to ensure funding is available for projects like this one, to address the challenges of homelessness in communities across the country,” said Mr. Harris. “Today, I am pleased to announce this project which will provide homeless individuals in Prince Rupert with support and free hot meals every Sunday.”

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071502 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Urgent Media Advisory for February 1st – National Chief to Announce Legal Action Thursday Regarding Residential Schools Agreement Appeal in Saskatchewan

OTTAWA, Feb. 1 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine will hold a news conference at 13 pm Thursday to announce that the AFN will undertake legal action in regard to the appeal, filed in Saskatchewan, between the federal government and the Merchant Law Group.

<>

The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.

For further information: Bryan Hendry, A/Director of Communications, (613) 241-6789 ext 229 or (613) 293-6106 or bhendry@afn.ca; Nancy Pine, Communications Advisor – Office of the National Chief, (613) 241-6789 ext 243 or (613) 298-6382 or npine@afn.ca

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071009 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Minister Day Announces Forensic Audit of the Kanesatake Mohawk Police Service

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 1, 2007) – The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, today announced that Canada’s New Government will conduct a forensic audit of the Kanesatake Mohawk Police Service in order to shed light on the allegations of mismanagement of funds, which occurred under the previous government.

“Canada’s New Government will not tolerate mismanagement of Canadian taxpayers’ money. Unlike the previous government, any allegation of mismanagement is a matter that our government takes seriously,” said Minister Day. “That’s why a forensic audit will take place as soon as possible,” he added.

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071173 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Darrell Beaulieu Interview

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071046 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Derek Burleton Interview

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071092 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Crystal Shawanda Interview

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071228 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

National Chief Shawn Atleo

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071014 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Bob Simpson and Dave Smith

by NationTalk on February 1, 20071023 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Scott Bevin

by NationTalk on January 31, 20071144 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

National Chief Shawn Atleo

by NationTalk on January 30, 20071129 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Grand Chief Stan Louttit

by NationTalk on January 30, 20071908 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Chief Clarence Louie

by NationTalk on January 30, 20071677 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Ruth Williams

by NationTalk on January 30, 20072204 Views

Read More

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More

CLOSE
CLOSE