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Saskatchewan Polytechnic makes Indigenous a way of life

One single word can have a lot of power. For years, Saskatchewan Polytechnic has used the term “Aboriginal” when discussing its First Nation, Métis and Inuit students and the programs and services designed to support them. However, the term has a murky past — it was not chosen by any group it refers to. But, […]

by aanationtalk on September 19, 201759 Views

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Statements – Ministerial meeting on climate action co-chairs summary

From Environment and Climate Change Canada September 16, 2017 – Montréal, Quebec – Environment and Climate Change Canada Canada, China, and the European Union convened the Ministerial Meeting on Climate Action to advance discussions on the full implementation of the Paris Agreement and to demonstrate continued political commitment to global action. Representatives from 34 governments […]

by aanationtalk on September 18, 201780 Views

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Dreamspeakers International Film Festival

Dreamspeakers International Film Festival provides a venue for Dreamtalkers and offers a unique exploration into Aboriginal cultures from all parts of the globe. http://dreamspeakers.org/ September 20-23, 2017 Edmonton, AB NT5

by aanationtalk on September 15, 2017174 Views

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Manitoba Acts Head to Edmonton for 15th Annual BreakOut West

Manitoba acts are getting ready to take over Edmonton this week as BreakOut West kicks off its 2017 festivities. Running September 13-17, the 15th annual event features a music festival, industry conference, and awards, as well as plenty of opportunities for emerging Western Canadian artists and music companies, to make key connections and do some serious business. Local acts making […]

by aanationtalk on September 14, 2017100 Views

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Water safe to drink in Resolute Bay

14 September 2017 The Department of Health would like to assure residents of Resolute Bay that the community’s drinking water is safe to drink. In June, the Department advised that it was working with the Department of Community and Government Services on an odour issue limited to the utilidor system. This is an annual occurrence, […]

by aanationtalk on September 14, 2017102 Views

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Parks Canada celebrates successful Canada 150 season at Laurier House National Historic Site

From Parks Canada More Canadians than ever before enjoyed amazing experiences at Parks Canada places in 2017 September 14, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Parks Canada Agency National parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions […]

by aanationtalk on September 14, 201769 Views

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ROM Speaks Advisory: Drew Hayden Taylor/Spreading the Gospel of Native Literature – Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm

WHAT: Spreading the Gospel of Native Literature: A First Nation Writer’s tale of Traveling from the Rez to the World. Celebrated Canadian author Drew Hayden Taylor explores the role of Indigenous voices in Canadian art and culture and shares stories from his own personal journey. This event complements the ROM’s current exhibition Anishinaabeg: Art & […]

by aanationtalk on September 13, 2017199 Views

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Red Sky Performance – World Premiere of MIIGIS

This weekend: Fri Sep 15 at 6:30 pm | Sat Sep 16 at 6:30 pm | Sep 17 at 3 pm. “We are very excited to reveal the new terrain of dance and live music that immerses ourselves and audiences in the power of nature and Indigenous prophecy,” says artistic director Sandra Laronde. After a […]

by aanationtalk on September 13, 201779 Views

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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Announces Digital and Audio Works including Digital Media Art+Cade and The Beat Music Showcase

September 13, 2017 The best in Indigenous Music, Digital Media and Audio Works can be found at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, running October 18-22, 2017 in Toronto, Canada, with the annual Digital Media Art+Cade, and The Beat music showcase. imagineNATIVE’s music showcase The Beat, co-presented by Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), returns for its […]

by aanationtalk on September 13, 2017138 Views

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GDI Apprenticeship Exceeds All Targets

In February 2015, Gabriel Dumont Institute and Western Economic Diversification Canada launched a three-year $3.1 million federally funded GDI Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program (2014-2017). The new project had five key goals: 1) create at least 150 new trades-related apprenticeship jobs; 2) partner with 100 new employers in 15 different trades; and 3) 100 Aboriginal participants indentured […]

by aanationtalk on September 13, 201794 Views

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FPYN: A Conversation with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network

Date(s): Wednesday, September 27, 2017 The Sexual Health Network of Ontario invites service providers to join us for A Conversation with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network Topics may include: Culturally safe sexual health education, healthy relationships and violence prevention, and reclaiming rites of passage, traditional knowledge and coming of age ceremonies. Wednesday September 27th […]

by aanationtalk on September 12, 2017125 Views

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MNA: Garneau Tree Commemorative Ceremony

Friday, September 15th University of Alberta An important mark of Métis heritage in Edmonton, a 140-year-old Manitoba Maple, has sadly reached the end of its life cycle. On the grounds of the University of Alberta stands this historic tree; planted by prominent Métis figure Laurent Garneau and his wife Eleanor, shortly after their move to […]

by aanationtalk on September 12, 2017139 Views

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DOIG River First Nation from British Columbia Announced As the First Recipient of the MNP-AFOA Canada Aboriginal Community Excellence Award.

DOIG RIVER FIRST NATION FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA ANNOUNCED AS THE FIRST RECIPIENT OF THE  MNP-AFOA CANADA ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE AWARD. Ottawa, ON-September 12, 2017 – AFOA Canada (formerly the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada) is pleased to announce that Doig River First Nation from British Columbia is the recipient of the first MNP-AFOA Canada […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 20174576 Views

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Synonym Art Consultation and Manitoba Music Team Up for Wall-To-Wall Mural + Culture Festival

Manitoba Music is teaming up with Synonym Art Consultation to shine a spotlight on live music during the 2017 Wall-To-Wall Mural + Culture Festival. The third edition of festival brings together music, visual art, and multimedia throughout the month of September, all of which collide at the Winnipeg Centre Vineyard for Nuit Blanche on September […]

by aanationtalk on September 7, 2017108 Views

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Media Advisory: Chief Commissioner Buller to address Carrier Sekani region at AGM

Media Advisory The Chief Commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to address the Carrier Sekani Family Services during the Annual General Assembly Prince George BC, September 7, 2017, PDT Mary Teegee, Executive Director, Family Services of the Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) has extended an invitation to Marion Buller, Chief […]

by aanationtalk on September 7, 201756 Views

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Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc: Fashion Show Fundraiser

Fashion Show Fundraiser Saturday, September 16, 2017 1:00 PM–5:00 PM at the tk’emlups te secwépemc special events facility (kamloopa powwow grounds) 100-345 Powwow Trail, Kamloops BC, V2H-1H1 https://tkemlups.ca/files/2017/08/Fashion-Show-Fundraiser-MMIWG.pdf NT5

by aanationtalk on September 7, 201755 Views

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Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations – Official September 2017 program – Week of September 8 to 14, 2017 – Before last stop for la grande tournée!

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 7, 2017 – La Grande Tournée is moving into the enchanting setting of Lafontaine Park for its second to last stop. All citizens will be at the heart of the celebrations of their neighbourhood for this 18th get together! Also, Montréal is host to an event that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the […]

by aanationtalk on September 7, 2017113 Views

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Helping post-secondary students thrive and succeed

For Immediate Release 2017AEST0053-001539 Sept. 6, 2017 VICTORIA – Thousands of students are preparing to start their post-secondary studies or training this week. Whether working toward earning a certificate, diploma or degree, or learning a skilled trade, post-secondary education and training offers British Columbians the chance to pursue their dreams and find success in a […]

by aanationtalk on September 7, 201784 Views

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First Peoples Child & Family Review 2017 volume 12 number 1

The First Peoples Child & Family Review is published twice yearly by the First Nations Caring Society of Canada (FNCFCS). Articles herein are the responsibility of and copyrighted to the authors. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the official policies and/or opinions of the FNCFCS. DOWNLOAD THIS PDF FILE NT5

by aanationtalk on September 7, 2017107 Views

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Students Excited to See More Work Placements Coming for Those in STEM and Business

OTTAWA, August 28, 2017 – Earlier today, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) released its plan to provide eligible employers with wage subsidies to support work-integrated learning opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and business. Students are extremely pleased to see the federal government take an active role in promoting work-integrated […]

by aanationtalk on August 30, 201799 Views

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imagineNATIVE Announces Film + Video Line-Up for 2017 Festival

August 28, 2017 1154 Features + Shorts by Indigenous Artists imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is thrilled to announce the film and video works that will be presented as part of the 18th Annual Festival, October 18-22, 2017 in Toronto. With multiple world, international, Canadian and North American premieres, imagineNATIVE will present over 100 […]

by aanationtalk on August 29, 2017137 Views

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STORYHIVE $100K winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of the TELUS STORYHIVE $100K edition. Creators behind the selected projects each receive up to $100K in production grants. This edition of STORYHIVE was a non-voting edition. All awards were determined by a jury. Abracadavers from Morgan Ermter (AB) Afterlight from Rew Jones (AB) Changing Faces from Jessica P (BC) Dust ‘n Bones from Harold […]

by aanationtalk on August 29, 201767 Views

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NationTalk Scene @Audio Michael Jacobs – General Manager, Cambium Aboriginal

Michael Jacobs – General Manager, Cambium Aboriginal

NationTalk Scene @ the recent OFNTSC Annual Conference speaks with Michael Jacobs who discusses environmental issues that First Nations communities are reviewing, engaging and implementing.

by pmnationtalk on August 28, 2017302 Views

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Indigenous Rights Guest Speaker September 18th – Save the Date!

Monday, September 18, 2017 – 18:30 The AI Toronto’s Business & Human Rights and Indigenous Rights Group is having an open meeting with Indigenous Rights leader Crystal Sinclair on Monday, September 18th at 6:30 pm at the AI Toronto Office, 1992 Yonge St. 3rd floor. More information coming soon . . . Cost: Free AI […]

by aanationtalk on August 28, 201777 Views

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imagineNATIVE Announces Opening and Closing Night Films Waru, Holy Angels and The Road Forward

The 18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to announce the opening and closing galas for the Festival, running October 18-22, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. imagineNATIVE’s opening night gala on Wednesday, October 18 will be Waru at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. The film, directed by eight Māori women, tells the […]

by aanationtalk on August 28, 2017105 Views

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UNCERD calls on Canada to fully comply with and implement Tribunal rulings – FNCFCS

August 25, 2017 UNCERD – Concluding Observations Canada NT5

by aanationtalk on August 28, 2017180 Views

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National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls scheduled for Edmonton

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be holding its first community visit in Edmonton between September 5-7. For information on how families may participate in this community visit please click here. How to Participate in the National Inquiry – Information Sheet What the National Inquiry Can and Cannot Do – […]

by aanationtalk on August 28, 2017112 Views

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NWAC Releases A Full Report on Indigenous Women in Solitary Confinement

Indigenous Women in Solitary Confinement: Policy Backgrounder August 2017 The Native Women’s Association of Canada 1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa ON K1N 7B7 www.nwac.ca Contact Info: Courtney Skye, Director of Strategic Policy, cskye@nwac.ca Kim Wakeford, Policy Analyst, kwakeford@nwac.ca About NWAC The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a national non-profit Indigenous organization representing the political […]

by aanationtalk on August 28, 2017181 Views

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NL RCMP Cst. April Janes-Gavel represents RCMP at Dieppe anniversary celebrations

August 23, 2017 Dieppe, Newfoundland and Labrador August 19, 2017 marked the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, code-named “Operation Jubilee”. The Dieppe Raid was launched on August 19, 1942, and would prove to be the bloodiest single day for Canada’s military in the entire Second World War. A total of 6000 men came ashore […]

by aanationtalk on August 23, 201772 Views

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University of Sudbury: Unveiling of Nishnaabe-gkendaaswin Teg – September 14

Join us on Thursday, September 14 at 11:15 a.m. for a special ceremony to unveil the new Nishnaabe-gkendaaswin Teg arbour (previously referred to as the Sacred Fire Arbour) at the University of Sudbury. Please note: We kindly ask that all those assisting the Pipe Ceremony, Lighting of First Fire and Spirit Plate Offering (preceding the […]

by aanationtalk on August 23, 2017161 Views

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Invitation to Operational & Developmental First Nations to attend the 2017 Lands Advisory Board (LAB) Annual General Meeting (AGM)

This year the LAB AGM will be hosted by Chief Michel R. Bernard of Conseil des Abenakis de Wolinak at Hotel Musee Premieres Nations, Wendake, Quebec on September 26 & 27, 2017. The AGM agenda (please click here for agenda) identifies the annual topics that the LAB Directors are required to complete,  in accordance with […]

by aanationtalk on August 10, 2017187 Views

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MNBC: Métis Celebration at Surrey Museum, a Huge Success!

Surrey, BC – A fun family event opened to the public and attended by over 400 people throughout the day to promote and celebrate Métis culture, showcasing our music, art and the traditions that make us a distinct and unique people. Among the many activities and presentations there were Métis crafts, music, jigging performances, workshops, […]

by aanationtalk on August 10, 201785 Views

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New permanency fund for Indigenous and Métis youth in care – First Call BC

Do you know of a project or an organization that could use financial support in developing permanency activities? A new fund is available for Indigenous and Métis community solutions that address permanency for Indigenous and Métis children and youth in foster care. The Lifelong Connections fund provides up to $4500 for community events and activities that raise […]

by aanationtalk on August 10, 2017120 Views

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Expert: National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – McGill U

PUBLISHED: 9AUG2017 “A coalition composed mainly of relatives of missing and murdered Indigenous women is demanding the replacement of all remaining commissioners and a reset of the inquiry initiated by the federal Liberal government to look into the tragedy.” (The Globe and Mail) Cassandra Steer, Executive Director of Women in International Security Canada, and Wainwright […]

by aanationtalk on August 10, 2017172 Views

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UN Statements on the occasion of the Indigenous Day 2017

On the 9th of August, we are commemorating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Come join us in the commemoration of this special day! Statements launched for the day: World still lagging on indigenous rights 10 years after historic declaration, UN experts warn (Joint Statement by the Three UN Mechanisms on Indigenous Peoples). Joint […]

by aanationtalk on August 10, 2017118 Views

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MNA: Meeting Minutes – Annual General Assembly 2016

August 9th, 2017 AGM 2016 Meeting Minutes NT4

by aanationtalk on August 9, 2017112 Views

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TIFF features 50th film in Obomsawin’s legendary 50-year NFB career

Alanis Obomsawin’s new documentary Our People Will Be Healed joins shorts from Dominic Etienne Simard, Torill Kove and Matthew Rankin as Montreal filmmakers showcased at TIFF 2017. From National Film Board August 9, 2017 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The 50th film from Alanis Obomsawin in the 50th year of her […]

by aanationtalk on August 9, 2017201 Views

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FENFC: Celebration of Nations

Click here to read Official Launch WHEN September 08, 2017 at 5pm – 10pm WHERE FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON NT5

by aanationtalk on August 9, 2017155 Views

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Statement by Minister Wilson-Raybould on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

From Department of Justice Canada August 9, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, has issued the following statement: “Today we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of […]

by aanationtalk on August 9, 2017114 Views

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Statement: Minister Bennett Acknowledges International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada OTTAWA, ONTARIO – August 9, 2017 – The Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: “Today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – a day to acknowledge First Nation, Inuit and Métis cultures, traditional knowledge and the rich contributions they […]

by aanationtalk on August 9, 2017108 Views

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Media Advisory: Emerging filmmakers Louise BigEagle, Kristin Catherwood, and Eric Thiessen chosen for Doc Lab Saskatchewan

Finalists working with the NFB to make their own short docs, starting this fall. From National Film Board August 3, 2017 – Vancouver – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada’s North West Studio has announced the three final participants in Doc Lab Saskatchewan (#DocLabSK)—a new NFB project for emerging […]

by aanationtalk on August 9, 2017152 Views

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Call for Submissions: Indigenous Music Mentors 2017-18 | Deadline: Aug 31

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4PM CST, August 31, 2017 We’re now accepting applications for our Indigenous Music Mentors program (formerly known as AMP Mentors) from First Nation, Metis, and Inuit artists and industry who are interested in helping engage Indigenous youth around the province. The goal of this project is to encourage First Nation, Metis, and Inuit […]

by aanationtalk on August 8, 2017211 Views

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Tyendinaga Territory Annual Pow Wow

From August 12, 2017 to August 13, 2017 Saturday Aug 12th 2017 7:00 am Sunrise Ceremony 9:00 am Gates Open 12:00 pm Grand Entry 5:00 pm Supper Break 6:30 pm Evening Grand Entry 8:00 pm Social Sunday Aug 13th 2017 7:00 am Sunrise Ceremony 9:00 am Gates Open 12:00 pm Grand Entry 4:00 pm Closing […]

by aanationtalk on August 8, 2017137 Views

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One Month to ManyFest: Downtown’s Biggest Street Party returns September 8-10

MEDIA RELEASE August 8, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeggers only have one month to wait until downtown Winnipeg’s biggest street party, ManyFest, returns with food and fun for all ages. The 7th Annual Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries ManyFest will once again animate Broadway and Memorial from September 8-10 with an energetic atmosphere […]

by aanationtalk on August 8, 2017147 Views

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Missing Person – Amy TROUT – Thunder Bay Police Service

Incident Date: Monday, August 7, 2017 – 22:45 Incident Number: P17054286 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-08-07 The Thunder Bay Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person last seen in Thunder Bay visiting from Thompson, Manitoba. Missing person is Amy TROUT, 37 years old. She is described as: Indigenous, 157 […]

by aanationtalk on August 8, 2017132 Views

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Garden River FN: Chief & Council Golf Classic

Garden River FN: Chief & Council Golf Classic Proceeds go to Garden River’s Youth Programs Friday August 11, 2017 Deadline: August 4, 2017 Poster NT5

by aanationtalk on July 26, 2017137 Views

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ASWCO: Indigenous Leadership & Sport Camp Hosted by The University of Guelph

ASWCO: Indigenous Leadership & Sport Camp Hosted by The University of Guelph August 14 – 18, 2017 Ages 14-18 NT5

by aanationtalk on July 26, 2017180 Views

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RRU: Webinar – Global Perspectives on Indigenous Ways of Knowing

WEBINAR 12:00PM TO 12:30PM AUGUST 2, 2017 Join us on August 2nd for a discussion on our new General Studies course: Global Perspectives on Indigenous Ways of Knowing. At Royal Roads University, we know that everyone has something to share and there’s huge value in open discussions. Our courses and programs create an environment where […]

by aanationtalk on July 26, 2017186 Views

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Team BC’s Badminton, Basketball and Soccer win Gold!

Athletics, Swimming, Lacrosse and Softball Bring in 45 Medals, Bringing Team BC’s Total to 181 Toronto, ON – Team BC’s badminton team earned two gold medals in their final matches, a first in Team BC history. Team BC has not earned a gold medal in badminton since the 2008 NAIG. Jarin Davison and Kyler Wilson beat […]

by aanationtalk on July 26, 2017113 Views

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Media Advisory: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Federal Minister Carolyn Bennett to Announce Major Changes Giving First Nations Greater Financial Control

Media Advisory: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Federal Minister Carolyn Bennett to Announce Major Changes Giving First Nations Greater Financial Control REGINA, July 24, 2017 – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett will announce important changes in approaches […]

by aanationtalk on July 25, 2017320 Views

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