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NWAC Supports All Events Taking Place on February 14th

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2013 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) fully supports all the events taking place across Canada on February 14th—including Have a Heart Day, One Billion Rising and the Memorial March movement. “I acknowledge all the leadership and dedication that has mobilized three powerful […]

by mmnationtalk on February 14, 2013381 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Dave Canadian President of 2014 NAIG Council

Credits: KahnawakeTV Kahnawà:ke’s Dave ‘The Coach’ Canadian was officially named Council President of the 2014 North American Indigenous Games in Regina, Saskatchewan. KTV caught up with ‘The Coach’ for comments. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on February 13, 2013817 Views

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Chief Jim Thunder, one of The Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business’ newest Laureates and inductee’s into the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame

Release Date: February 12, 2013 NationTalk speaks to one of The Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business’ newest Laureates and inductee’s into the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame, Chief Jim Thunder. Mr. Thunder held the role of hereditary Chief of Buffalo Point First Nation from 1967 to 1997. Under his leadership, Mr. Thunder drove the implementation of a […]

by mmnationtalk on February 12, 20132448 Views

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Featured Audio of the Day: IdleNoMore/Advancing Indigenous Prosperity in CDN (Part 1 of 3) with Kelly J. Lendsay, President, Aboriginal Human Resource Council

Credits: AM 650 AllTime Favourites! We wade into the issue of Aboriginal inclusion during the 1st of 3 shows over the next several weeks with the Aboriginal Human Resources Council (AHRC). Kelly Lendsay, President & CEO of the AHRC, and a powerful visionary, articulates why aboriginal inclusion is an economic necessity for Canadian business. He […]

by mmnationtalk on February 12, 20131771 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Ignite London: Talks Inspired by the Teachings of The Eighth Fire – Shawn Johnston

Credits: shawncateyez Ignite London: Talks Talks Inspired by the Teachings of The Eighth Fire as part of “The Eighth Fire” An Aboriginal Festival Igniting the New Era, February 4th – June 5th, 2011. The festival is presented in partnership with TD Bank Group, local Aboriginal advisors Dan and Mary-Lou Smoke and The Thames Valley District […]

by mmnationtalk on February 11, 2013547 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: The 8th Fire – Trailer 2 – Native American Documentary

Credits: tangaloo Trailer for the Native American prophecy documentary the 8th Fire with Dave Courchene Jr. Dave Courchene speaks about having a dream and following through with your vision.  On his vision quest, he dreamed of riding on the back of a turtle and seeing the world flash by him. This inspired him to create The […]

by mmnationtalk on February 8, 2013885 Views

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Re: Racist anti-aboriginal slurs

February 1, 2013 VIA E-MAIL: editor@thompsoncitizen.net Letters to the EditorThe Thompson Citizen Congratulations for making the very tough decision to close your newspaper’s Facebook page. Media across the country are grappling with the shocking increase in online hatred directed at Aboriginal Peoples. Your actions help send a strong message that providing a forum for hateful and […]

by aanationtalk on February 8, 2013643 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Welcomes All-Party Support Treaty Implementation and Respect for Aboriginal Title and Rights

  February 7, 2013 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today welcomed all-party support for concrete action on Treaty implementation and respect for Aboriginal title and rights, including the full and meaningful consultation of First Nations on legislation, and making improved economic outcomes for Indigenous peoples a central […]

by ecnationtalk on February 7, 2013566 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Unity Riders

Credits: TheTRCCanada We follow the Unity Riders into Winnipeg and into the TRC gathering at the Forks, Winnipeg Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on February 7, 2013499 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Wab Kinew, CBC Broadcast Journalist/Host, The 8th Fire: Inclusion Works Thought Leader

Credits: aboriginalhr Wab Kinew delivers an inspirational and empowering keynote speech designed to invoke new thinking within corporations about Indigenous inclusion and hope within First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on February 6, 2013952 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Doc Zone: 8th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada and the Way Forward- Preview

Credits: CBCtv A 500 year old relationship … coming out of conflict, colonialism and denial. A Special Series on CBC TV, Radio and CBC.ca. Thursday January 12 at 9 pm on CBC-TV Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on February 5, 2013720 Views

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Roberta L. Jamieson, President and CEO of Indspire and Executive Producer of the Indspire Awards

Release Date: January 31, 2013 NationTalk speaks to President and CEO of Indspire and Executive Producer of the Indspire Awards. Roberta L. Jamieson. Roberta is a Mohawk woman from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario, where she still resides. In November of 2004, she was appointed CEO and President of the […]

by mmnationtalk on January 31, 20132086 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Jessica Gordon & Sheelah McLean @ People’s Social Forum Ottawa Jan 26, 2013

Credits: skyearthstories  Two of the Idle No More Founders Jessica Gordon and Sheelah McLean spoke at the People’s Social Forum meeting in Ottawa on January 26th 2013. The video contains their speeches and the Q n A session. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.  

by mmnationtalk on January 31, 20132176 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: We are Membertou

Credits to: www.chiefterry.com/media  The Membertou logo of “Welcoming the World” is undoubtedly the most accurate representation of the open and progressive First Nation community that Membertou has become under the leadership of Chief Terry Paul. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information. WebRep   Overall rating   […]

by mmnationtalk on January 30, 20131706 Views

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Beyond Section 35 symposium to bring together leaders in governance

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2013  Beyond Section 35 symposium to bring together leaders in governance  VANCOUVER – The BC Treaty Commission and the New Relationship Trust, working with the Institute on Governance, will host a two-day symposium on February 19 and 20 at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver. This event will […]

by ecnationtalk on January 28, 20131396 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: #IdleNoMore & Mainstream Media

Credits to equalmarriage CBC-TV’s Senior Correspondent in Ottawa, Terry Milewski gets a public dressing down as Liberal leader Bob Rae responds to a question that Milewski asked regarding the goals of First Nations and #idlenomore in Canada. The question revealed much about what is wrong with mainstream media coverage of FN in Canada. At the end […]

by mmnationtalk on January 26, 2013949 Views

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Harper Government Announces Funding for New War Monument near Swift Current, Saskatchewan

January 23, 2013 Swift Current, SK – The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and David Anderson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and for the Canadian Wheat Board and Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, today announced up to $22,575 for a project in Swift Current to honour Veterans and those who […]

by aanationtalk on January 25, 2013459 Views

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Jean Paul Gladu, CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Release Date: January 24, 2013 NationTalk speaks to JP Gladu, CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. JP Gladu has over two decades of experience in the natural resource sector working with Aboriginal communities and organizations, environmental non-government organizations, industry and governments from across Canada.  He has also produced a number of publications related to First […]

by mmnationtalk on January 23, 20133852 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Benefits of the FNFA

Credits: First Nations Finance Authority Move your community forward to financial strength and self-sufficiency at your pace, with your terms and priorities. Discover the benefits of working with the FNFA. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on January 23, 2013598 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Exploring the FNFA

Credits: First Nations Finance Authority The FNFA—First Nations setting policies for First Nations with investment and loan solutions tailored to the unique needs of your community. Jennifer George explains how the FNFA can help you achieve your visions for the future. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on January 22, 2013800 Views

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Aaron Paquette, Edmonton Artist

Release Date January 21, 2013 NationTalk speaks to Aaron Paquette. The Edmonton artist received national attention recently after starting a satirical Twitter hashtag to raise awareness about the Idle No More movement. Paquette created the word “Ottawapiskat” by combining Ottawa with the name of the Attawapiskat reserve in northern Ontario. He then began sending out humorous tweets […]

by mmnationtalk on January 21, 20132284 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Kwak’wala : Respect

Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC   Pewi Alfred from Alert Bay shares the Kwak’wala word for “Respect”. Kwak’wala  is the indigenous language spoken by the Kwakwaka’wakw. It belongs to the Wakashan language family and is listed as critically endangered by UNESCO  . You can learn more about Kwak’wala on the First Voices website  . Language is an integral part of storytelling. Like our […]

by mmnationtalk on January 18, 2013894 Views

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Dwayne Bird, Birdwire Media Owner

Release Date: January 18, 2013 NationTalk speaks to Birdwire Media Owner Dwayne Bird about his recent work for the Idle No More Movement. Dwayne was the first artist to share his work in solidarity with the Idle No More Movement. He created posters, graphics for both Facebook and Twitter and shared his work since December 7, […]

by mmnationtalk on January 18, 20132882 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Breaking Down the Indian Act with Russell Diabo

Credits: ThePerfectPlex Hi everyone, I want to take a moment to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Times they are a changing and I’m sure that most of you are feeling the movement in one way or another. If you are Native, you are probably on the front lines of this change, even some […]

by mmnationtalk on January 17, 20131627 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Ellen Gabriel talks to the Rise up! Conference about Native Issues

Credits: canadianlabour Ellen Gabriel talks to the Rise up! Conference about Native Issues and recommends that Canadians take time to get to know more about the indigenous people of the this country. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on January 16, 2013692 Views

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Featured Video of the Day : Chief Spence’s message to FN youth

Credits: ProductionsCazabon Message recorded on Dec. 25, 2012 in support of youth reclaiming cultural practices and ceremony such as drumming. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on January 14, 2013683 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Idle No More Reactions Must See!!!!

Credits to earlyman72 THE IDLE NO MORE MOVEMENT IS SPREADING AS THE MESSAGE GETS LOUDER AND LOUDER – The real intent of this video is to raise our peoples spirits because we all have gone through enough BS – that its time to unite and make it known!!! As for those who want to challenge the […]

by NationTalk on January 14, 2013387 Views

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NFB Offers Free Streaming Of Alanis Obomsawin’s The People Of The Kattawapiskak River

NFB OFFERS FREE STREAMING OF ALANIS OBOMSAWIN’S THE PEOPLE OF THE KATTAWAPISKAK RIVER National Film Board’s online Aboriginal Peoples channel features new playlist of titles on First Nations issues Montreal, January 11, 2013 – Alanis Obomsawin’s National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentary The People of the Kattawapiskak River will be streamed free of charge […]

by mmnationtalk on January 11, 20131131 Views

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Idle no more inspirational video Saskatoon

Credits: Harmonie King Published on Dec 11, 2012 Everyone Has a Voice! Saskatoon you demonstrated your voice loud and clear! This video is ment to inspire other youth and people to take the power back.Use your own skills to promote awarness, I dont have a education in editing, however i do know that a little bit of […]

by ecnationtalk on January 10, 2013871 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Takaya : Wolf

Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC   Dennis Thomas from Takaya Tours   shares the Tsleil-Waututh Nation   word for wolf. The Tsleil-Waututh are Coast Salish people who speak the Downriver dialect of the Halkomelem   language. It is a language of the First Nations peoples of southeastern Vancouver Island and of the mainland around the Fraser River Delta and the […]

by mmnationtalk on January 7, 2013718 Views

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Promise made, promise delivered: Agreements with First Nations

For Immediate Release2012ARR0035-002102 Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Victoria – Today, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Ida Chong highlighted the B.C. government’s recent successes in reaching agreements that bring benefits to First Nations communities: “As 2012 comes to a close, I take great pride in the progress we have made in reaching agreements that […]

by aanationtalk on January 6, 2013335 Views

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Treaty Six Chiefs Travelling to Ottawa for meeting with Prime Minister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS RELEASE TREATY SIX CHIEFS TRAVELLING TO OTTAWA FOR MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER  Edmonton, Alberta, Treaty Six Territory, January 4, 2012 – Grand Chief Craig Makinaw and several Chiefs of the Confederacy of Treaty No. 6 First Nations will be travelling to Ottawa next week to meet with the Prime Minister on […]

by ecnationtalk on January 6, 2013761 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Kahnawà:ke Marches in Solidarity with Chief Spence

Credits to KahnawakeTV MCK Chiefs were pleased with today’s peaceful ‘IdleNoMore’ event in support of Chief Theresa Spence and in protest of Canada’s imposition of several pieces of legislation that have angered Native people across the country. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by mmnationtalk on January 6, 2013484 Views

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Idle No More Alberta – Dr. Pamela Palmater (Part 2 of 4)

Credits – idlenomorealberta  Update and Information on each piece of federal legislation that is being passed right now or on its way to being passed.Dr. Pamela PalmaterMi’kmaw citizen and member of Eel River Bar First Nation Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by ecnationtalk on December 21, 20121331 Views

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Resetting and Restoring the Relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canada

by Taiaiake Alfred and Tobold RolloCoast Salish Territory, Victoria, BC, Canadahttp://taiaiake.posterous.com We bear witness today to an inspiring resurgence of Indigenous consciousness directed at injustices within the Canadian state. History demonstrates that such events constitute the necessary preconditions of social and political change. Two decades ago, Indigenous resistance to colonialism moved Canada to establish the […]

by ecnationtalk on December 21, 20121109 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal Artists To Perform During APAP 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NATIVE AMERICA NORTH SHOWCASE IN NEW YORK  Canadian Aboriginal Artists To Perform During APAP 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba (December 19, 2012) — Three of Canada’s best Aboriginal artists will perform a music showcase that’s free to the public during the APAP 2013 conference in New York City, featuring roots, folk, and pop interpretations of […]

by mmnationtalk on December 20, 20121034 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Edmonton Flash Mob Round Dance

Credits: Brad Crowfoot People all across Canada are joining together in Flash Mob Round Dances such as this one taking place in Edmonton, AB.  They are doing this to bring attention to the passing of Bill C-45, which attacks Indigenous rights and changes laws affecting Indigenous People without their consultation or consent.  For more information: http://idlenomore1.blogspot.com/   Have […]

by mmnationtalk on December 19, 20121089 Views

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Thunderchild First Nation Supports Chief Spence against Oppression

For Immediate Release – Thunderchild First Nation Supports Chief Spence against Oppression December 18, 2012 (Thunderchild First Nation) The community of the Thunderchild First Nation continues to offer its prayers and support for Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation who is entering her eighth day of her fight against oppression. “The courage and […]

by mmnationtalk on December 19, 2012645 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: First Nations Carvings and Culture

Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC When it comes to Aboriginal art, few First Nations are as highly regarded as master carvers as are the people of the Haida Nation. Hailing from Haida Gwaii (Island of the People) or what was also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands off the coast of B.C., the Haida are credited […]

by mmnationtalk on December 18, 2012821 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Savouring the Flavours of Aboriginal Culture

Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC When you eat salmon served by an Aboriginal host – whether in a contemporary restaurant setting, or prepared by traditional methods – you’re not just sampling a British Columbia delicacy, but also partaking of something that’s been profoundly significant to the survival of the province’s First Nations since time immemorial. For […]

by mmnationtalk on December 17, 20121088 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Land of Our Ancestors

Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC The ideas of environmental stewardship and sustainable resource management are certainly not new or radical concepts for British Columbia’s Aboriginal peoples. Long before Europeans even dreamed of traveling to North America, B.C.’s First Nations already had a deep spiritual connection to the land – considering themselves a part of it – […]

by mmnationtalk on December 14, 2012803 Views

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Newly Renovated Homes For Melville Native Housing Association

Happy Valley – Goose Bay, NL, December 14, 2012 — The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador today joined the Melville Native Housing Association in celebrating the completion of renovations to 75 affordable social housing homes owned and managed by the association in Happy Valley – Goose Bay. Contributions of $1.5 million were provided […]

by aanationtalk on December 14, 2012382 Views

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Featured Pick of the Day: Improving First Nations participation in the Canadian workforce

Canada’s Economic Action Plan invested $75 million over two years to establish the Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategic Investment Fund. The goal was to support short-term, focused initiatives designed to help Aboriginal people get the specific skills they require to secure work within the trade industry.  Have a video, podcast of text story you would […]

by ecnationtalk on December 13, 2012542 Views

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United Nations official includes New Brunswick in four-day visit to Canada

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate07 December 2012 Fredericton (GNB) – The vice-chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child concluded her four-day visit to Canada today, which included a stop on Dec. 5 in New Brunswick’s Elsipogtog First Nation. Marta Maurás of Chile was invited by acting Child and […]

by aanationtalk on December 11, 2012487 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Celebrating Aboriginal Culture

Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC Celebrations have always been a big part of Aboriginal culture in British Columbia. Throughout the province, you can find various rodeos, pow wows, round dances and ceremonies happening during the year that celebrate and showcase ancient traditions and colourful displays. Mike Retasket of the Secwepemc Nation shares and celebrates his culture […]

by mmnationtalk on December 10, 2012612 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Kekuli : Pit House

Credits to Aboriginal Tourism BC  Sharon Bond of the Kekuli Café shares the Nooaitch First Nation word for the circular pit houses used by her people. The Nooaitch First Nation is a Nlaka’pamux First Nation (commonly called the Thompson, and also Thompson River Salish) hailing from the southern interior of British Columbia. They speak the Thompson […]

by ecnationtalk on December 10, 2012823 Views

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FortisBC signs landmark energy agreement with B.C. First Nations Energy and Mining Council

Agreement expected to strengthen relations, increase energy efficiency with B.C. First Nations SURREY, BC, Dec. 6, 2012  – FortisBC announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the B.C. First Nations Energy and Mining Council (FNEMC), making energy self-sufficiency for First Nations communities a priority. It is the first time a privately-held energy company […]

by mmnationtalk on December 7, 2012309 Views

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Math Catcher unveils more movie magic — Issues, Experts & Ideas

Dec. 5, 2012 SFU mathematicians collaborating with graphic artists, writers and videographers will unveil their latest video creation in a multi-media project called Math Catcher: Mathematics Through Aboriginal Storytelling on Friday, Dec. 7, 2:45-4:30 pm. The general public and SFU community members are invited to a free premiering of Small Number and the Skateboard Park at SFU’s IRMACS Centre, […]

by ecnationtalk on December 5, 2012632 Views

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International Human Rights Body Supports Indigenous Treaty Movement in Canada

December 5, 2012….Traditional territory of the Algonquin Peoples (Ottawa, Ontario)…the United Nations have been informed of the actions of Canada against the Indigenous Nations and issued a statement.  ” Know and Make Known my Committee and myself in particular applaud and please go ahead… your Nations shall overcome, ” said Dr. Noreddine Amir, Vice President […]

by ecnationtalk on December 5, 20123499 Views

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Community Development Fund invests in the future, commemorates the past

December 4, 2012 Whitehorse—A variety of community organizations are receiving over $400,000 in funding from the Community Development Fund (CDF) to support training and educational initiatives and enhance recreational facilities across Yukon.  “The CDF is an important part of improving quality of life for Yukoners,” Economic Development Minister Currie Dixon said. “Projects like Yukon Women […]

by aanationtalk on December 5, 2012573 Views

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