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2017 Veterans Ombudsman Commendations Announced

Ottawa, ON – September 14, 2017 September 14, 2017 – Ottawa, ON: Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent announced today the 2017 Veterans Ombudsman Commendation recipients: Lifetime Contribution: Lieutenant-General Louis Cuppens, C.M.M., C.D. (Ret’d) Individual: Daniel Lafontaine (Ret’d) National Organization: Paws Fur Thought Local Organization: New Chelsea Society “The intent of the Veterans Ombudsman Commendation is to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 15, 201799 Views

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NCC: Nominations open for Nakummesuak Awards

NCC is now accepting nominations for the Nakummesuak Award, which is given annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding support for NunatuKavut and its communities and have given unselfishly of their time and energy to make a difference. Candidates must be nominated by an NCC member and would normally be an NCC member. On an […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017153 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, 2017204 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, 2017142 Views

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Saskatchewan Order of Merit Recipients Announced

July 6, 2017 With the 2017 recipients being honoured during Canada’s sesquicentennial year, congratulations to the ten extraordinary individuals who will be invested into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, the province’s highest honour. “The 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation is a year to give thanks for our many blessings, including the remarkable people who call […]

by pmnationtalk on July 6, 2017113 Views

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Meet the former pastor who now makes $2 million a year thanks to Facebook – CNBC

2 Jul 2017 Nicholas Kusmich was a Toronto-based pastor making Canadian $30,000 a year and looking for ways to supplement his income. He started an online business and used Facebook to market it. Kusmich turned his experience into a consulting and Facebook marketing agency, where he makes more than $2 million a year. Although it […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201772 Views

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Announcing the Next Leader of the Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship

The Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship is a policy and leadership development program recognizing leadership potential among young northern Canadians eager to address policy challenges facing the North. After an extensive search, it is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce Melaina Sheldon will be joining The Gordon Foundation team to lead this initiative. It may come […]

by aanationtalk on June 27, 201791 Views

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Nominations open for Toronto’s annual Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards

Residents are encouraged to submit nominations for the City of Toronto’s 2017 Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Awards – the City’s highest honour to recognize people or programs that have made a difference in Toronto by working to eliminate discrimination and break down barriers to equality. “We want to celebrate the residents and services […]

by aanationtalk on June 1, 201795 Views

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Winnipeg author Katherena Vermette wins $40,000 Amazon.ca First Novel Award – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 25, 2017  TORONTO _ Winnipeg writer Katherena Vermette has added to her growing list of accolades with top honours from the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. The award-winning Metis author received the $40,000 grand prize for “The Break” (House of Anansi) at a ceremony held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 2017169 Views

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First official ceremony – Presentation of the Ordre de Montréal medals : Mayor of Montréal presents city’s highest distinction to 17 deserving members of the community

Montreal, May 17 2017 – On Montréal’s 375th anniversary, the Mayor of Montréal, Denis Coderre, presented the prestigious Ordre de Montréal medal to 17 deserving personalities as part of a solemn ceremony, which was held this afternoon at Montréal city hall in the presence of Bernard Voyer, co-president of the Ordre de Montréal council. “As the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 2017157 Views

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2017 NWT Outstanding Volunteers Honoured

INUVIK (May 12, 2017) – Today, Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, presented the 2017 Northwest Territories Outstanding Volunteer Awards during a ceremony in Inuvik.  These annual awards provide an opportunity to show our appreciation to volunteers and volunteer organizations for their outstanding contributions in communities across the territory. Recipients of the 2017 […]

by pmnationtalk on May 15, 2017144 Views

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Mi’kmaq Elder receives honourary award

May 12, 2017 This Mothers Day will be an unforgettable one for Mi’Kmaq Elder Judy Clark as she receives an honorary degree from the University of Prince Edward Island. Clark – who is from Epekwitk and a member of Abegweit First Nation –was travelling with her husband when she received the phone call telling her […]

by pmnationtalk on May 12, 2017116 Views

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Outstanding Manitobans chosen to Receive The Order of Manitoba

Twelve Manitobans, whose contributions encompass a broad range of endeavors and accomplishments, will be invested into the Order of Manitoba in this, the 150th anniversary of Confederation, at a special ceremony to be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 13 in Room 200 in Manitoba Legislative Building. The Order of Manitoba, the province’s highest honour, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 2017129 Views

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Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony

May 10, 2017 Governor General to Invest 45 Recipients into the Order of Canada OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will invest 6 Officers and 39 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will also mark the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 2017220 Views

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2017 Governor General’s Innovation Awards

May 5, 2017 Winners of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards OTTAWA—The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Awards (GGIA). These awards recognize and celebrate outstanding Canadian individuals, teams and organizations whose exceptional and transformative work help shape our future and positively […]

by pmnationtalk on May 5, 2017200 Views

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Media Advisory – Her Excellency to Present Medal for Volunteers

April 26, 2017 Her Excellency to Present Medal for Volunteers OTTAWA—As part of National Volunteer Week, Her Excellency Sharon Johnston and His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, will present the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to 64 exceptional volunteers from Canada’s Capital Region during a ceremony at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 2017123 Views

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65,000 community volunteers get behind local activities for Canada’s 150th – Community Foundations of Canada

April 23, 2017 (OTTAWA, ON) – With Canada’s 150th upon us, tens of thousands of volunteers across the country are taking part in 2017 activities supported by communities participating in the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th. The Fund has so far granted to over 1,150 projects in more than 350 communities throughout Canada. Nearly 65,000 volunteers are […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201791 Views

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Finalists for the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize Announced

Ontario, it’s time to meet tomorrow’s visionaries TORONTO, ON–(April 24, 2017) – From an impressive pool of submissions, 36 finalists for the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize have been chosen. See who they are here www.thewalrus.ca/LGvisionariesprize. The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario announced the launch of the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize, administered in partnership with the Walrus […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 2017119 Views

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Fraser Valley Métis Association “Honouring Our Women of Today and Yesterday”!

Wed. May 10, 2017 8 – 10 PM Abbotsford, BC Print/Download Poster (PDF) NT3

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Apply for Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Northern Aboriginal Health Systems

The School of Public Health at the University of Alberta is inviting applications for a tenure-track position in Northern Aboriginal Health Systems. The successful candidate will be nominated for a Canada Research Chair at the Tier 2 level. Deadline: April 30, 2017. The appointee to this Chair would be expected to work with colleagues and […]

by aanationtalk on April 5, 2017133 Views

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Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal Recipients Announced

April 4, 2017 Today Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield announced ten of the province’s most dedicated volunteers who will receive the 2016 Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal during National Volunteer Week, April 23 to 29. “These recipients of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal exemplify the very best of Canadian qualities, including generosity, compassion and service,” Solomon Schofield said. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201790 Views

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Ellen White Invested into the Order of Canada

March 31, 2017 OTTAWA—Today, on behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Her Honour the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, presented the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Ellen White. The ceremony took place at Dufferin Place in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Ms. White […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2017107 Views

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2017 BC Community Achievers Announced

March 31, 2017 VANCOUVER – Premier Christy Clark and Scott McIntyre, CM, Chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, today named this year’s recipients of the BC Community Achievement Awards. “What makes British Columbia a great place to call home is the generosity, dedication and commitment of British Columbians,” said Premier Clark. “Thank you to […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017181 Views

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Garden River FN: Career Fair

Career Fair March 28, 2017 NT5

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2017109 Views

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Lucy Lafferty Receives Wise Woman Award

March 23, 2017 Since 1992 the Status of Women Council Northwest Territories (NWT) has presented the Wise Women Award to recipients, who are role models, who demonstrate wisdom, perseverance and dedication while standing up for women, children and families in our communities. They strive to make the North a better place to live, work and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2017102 Views

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Two Northerners to recieve 2017 Indspire Awards – CBC

Cece Hodgson-McCauley and Maatalii Okalik to be honoured at gala on Thursday Mar 23, 2017 Two Northerners are among a group of Indigenous Canadians being honoured with 2017 Indspire Awards. Well-known Northern politician Cece Hodgson-McCauley and Inuit activist Maatalii Okalik have been chosen for the awards that celebrate Indigenous Canadians who have had significant impacts […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201797 Views

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Canada 150: Sophie Pierre, from residential school to Order of Canada – Vancouver Sun

March 14, 2017 To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians. As a little girl, Sophie Pierre could see her home across the St. Mary River, but she couldn’t go there. She was in Canada’s residential boarding school system for 10 months a year, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2017103 Views

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Celebrating Canadian Talent: 2017 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Laureates Announced

OTTAWA, March 9, 2017 – The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation is pleased to announce our 25th-anniversary recipients of Canada’s most prestigious performing arts awards. The laureates of the 2017 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) for Lifetime Artistic Achievement are: Jean Beaudin – Film and television director and screenwriter Hailed as a consummate […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 2017177 Views

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2017 BC Book Prizes Shortlists Announced

The shortlists for the 2017 BC Book Prizes have been announced! Congratulations to all the finalists. The nominees will be celebrated at the BC Book Prizes Soirée, a free casual celebratory event to kick off the festivities, on Wednesday, April 5, in downtown Vancouver (venue TBA). The winners will be announced at the 33rd Annual […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 2017120 Views

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Is it within you?’: VPD launches drive to recruit more women – CBC

‘The communication skills they bring to the table are very valuable, says recruiting officer Mar 08, 2017 The Vancouver Police Department has launched a provincewide recruitment drive to beef up the number of female police officers who serve on the force. The police department has “come a long way” since it first hired a female […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 2017103 Views

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L’Oréal Paris Celebrates Inspirational Canadian Women of Worth and Donates $110,000 to Their Charities

Public invited to vote for most awe-inspiring story and cause at womenofworth.ca MONTREAL, March 3, 2017  – L’Oréal Paris today proudly announced the inspirational recipients of its inaugural Canadian Women of Worth program. The signature philanthropic program embodies the L’Oréal Paris belief that ‘Every Woman Is Worth It’ by elevating and celebrating women who find […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 2017188 Views

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YWCA honours achievements of 10 Women of Distinction – Brandon Sun

Verna Wilson (left) receives the award for Healthy Living, Wellness and Recreation award from Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries’ Bonnie Dreveski during the 30th annual YWCA Women of Distinction awards gala at the Keystone Centre on Thursday evening. Shoal Lake’s Doris Riseley captured the Lifetime Achievement award at the Women of Distinction Awards Gala hosted last […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2017144 Views

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Alumna artist receives Governor General’s honour – Western U

March 2, 2017 Shelley Niro can’t see herself doing anything other than making art. “It’s such a deep need to create,” said Niro, MFA’97. “Art is creative. You get your mind going. You get your brain going on something. If nobody did art, if nobody decided to make something new, what a boring world it […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 201794 Views

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Historian, artist, politician: Meet 3 people who’ve made a difference in Nunavut – CBC

Louie Kamookak, Ellen Hamilton and Red Pedersen inducted into Order of Nunavut Mar 01, 2017 This year’s Order of Nunavut recipients shared a common message: engaging and investing in Nunavut’s youth is the way to continue to build the territory. Louie Kamookak, Ellen Hamilton and Red Pedersen were each bestowed Nunavut’s highest honour Tuesday night […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 201773 Views

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Saskatchewan indigenous activist known for humour and kindness dies – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 1, 2017  A Saskatchewan First Nations activist and champion traditional powwow dancer who once performed for the Queen has died. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says in a release that Frank Asapace, who grew up on the Kawacatoose First Nation north of Regina, died Monday. The federation says Asapace made friends […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2017105 Views

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Burt Award Winning Writer Augie Merasty Passes Away at 87

CODE is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joseph (Augie) Merasty, co-author of The Education of Augie Merasty – A Residential School Memoir – one of last year’s winning titles of CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature. The book was co-written with writer David Carpenter who helped […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 2017136 Views

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Women with a global spirit – St. Albert Gazette

Mar 01, 2017 Every year International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8. It is a global initiative that raises awareness of women’s achievements big and small. However, for St. Albert Baha’i, the global event takes on a personal face as it highlights the accomplishments of five local women who frequently go the extra mile […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2017194 Views

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Assiniboine Community College: Brandon Career Symposium 2017

06 March, 2017 7:00 PM – 08 March, 2017 4:00 PM Brandon Career Symposium starts Monday, March 6 and Assiniboine Community College (ACC) is looking forward to connecting with students and adults from throughout the prairies! This three day event is held at the Westman Communications Group Centre and starts Monday, March 6th with doors open from […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 2017160 Views

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The late Dora Nitisiza receives the Tłı̨chǫ Ndek’àowo Mǫǫ̀hla

Tłı̨chǫ Government award luncheon was held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Mezi Community School, in Whatì, NT.  Honouring the remarkable life of Dora Nitsiza for protecting, preserving and enhancing the Tłı̨chǫ Way of Life. Cecilia Nitsiza, accepts the award on behalf of her late mother, Dora Nitsiza for the Culture Heritage and Spirituality […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2017361 Views

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The University of the West Indies announces Canadian and Caribbean leaders to be honoured at the eighth annual Toronto Benefit Gala Saturday, April 1, 2017

TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2017 – The University of the West Indies today announced leaders of Canadian and Caribbean heritage to be honored at the eighth annual Toronto Benefit Gala, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, hosted by CBC News Anchor Dwight Drummond. Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 2017128 Views

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NAN launches program to support families – TBT News

Feb 15, 2017 On Tuesday, Nishnawbe Aski Nation launched a new program designed to support First Nation families by eliminating violence and reducing the number of children in care. THUNDER BAY — In an effort to eliminate violence and reduce the number of children in care, a new program has been created to support First […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 201789 Views

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MNO Louis Riel Medal presentation – MNO

On December 15, 2016, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Louis Riel Medal and certificate was presented to Fred Crawford from Peterborough. Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council (PDWMC) President Andy Dufrane and MNO PDWMC Senator Terry Bloom presented the Louis Riel Medal and certificate to Fred for his services. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017146 Views

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The Future Is Yours Career Fair

Tuesday February 7 2017 9AM – 3PM Prairieland Park, Saskatoon WHEN YOU SUCCEED, SASKATCHEWAN SUCCEEDS The Future Is Yours is an event for Indigenous youth aged 16 – 29 years designed to build bridges to meaningful employment experiences. Connect with employers, learn about education opportunities, build your skills, get inspired by leaders and mentors, and […]

by aanationtalk on February 6, 2017166 Views

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Prince Albert’s Citizen of the Year uses time in the spotlight to lift up Aboriginal youths – MBC Network Radio

06 February 2017 This year’s Citizen of the Year in Prince Albert is being applauded for bringing together a diverse group of people. Sheryl Kimbley was honoured over the weekend at a banquet in Prince Albert. She is a Prince Albert Grand Council employee who most notably works to develop musical talent in northern youth […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2017150 Views

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She’s Been Bitten – Yukon Events Magazine

February 1, 2017 It was the promise of bannock that first lured Melaina Sheldon into the orbit of Gwaandak Theatre in 2010. The Teslin-born actor, writer and arts administrator had just returned to the Yukon after studying and working in British Columbia. That’s when she saw an ad seeking performers for the company’s summer aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2017153 Views

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MNO citizen achieves recognition across Canada and the Globe – MNO

MNO citizen Bonnie Butlin continues to enjoy outstanding success in the security sector. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Security Partners’ Forum (SPF) and International Coordinator of the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WISECRA). In 2015, she won the prestigious Professional Security Magazine’s Women in Security Award. Since then, Bonnie has […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 2017133 Views

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2017 Indspire Awards Honours Indigenous Achievers in Ottawa Ceremony on March 24, 2017

Ceremony Features Special Guest Buffy Sainte-Marie TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2017  – Thirteen First Nation, Inuit, and Métis individuals from across the country will be honoured on March 24, 2017, at the Indspire Awards ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The ceremony, hosted by multi-award nominated actress and singer/songwriter, Cheri Maracle and well-known TV personality, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 2017125 Views

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Aboriginal employees recognized for exceptional public service

January 27, 2017 Last week, the outstanding public service of three Aboriginal employees was formally recognized at the annual Aboriginal Employee Forum. Premier Sandy Silver awarded Kim Carlick, Marie Eshleman and George Bahm with the Aboriginal Employee Award of Honour. The Aboriginal Employees Award of Honour recognizes accomplishments of Yukon government Aboriginal public servants who […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 2017136 Views

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Nominate an exceptional citizen for the Province’s highest honour

January 24, 2017 VICTORIA ʹ Nominations are now open for the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest honour for individuals who have served with great distinction or excelled in any field. British Columbians are encouraged to consider and nominate inspiring individuals who have left a lasting legacy in their respective fields. The Order of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 2017157 Views

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