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Women’s Worlds Congress Comes to Ottawa

Thu, 23 Jun 2011

Expected to draw some 2000 participants from around the world, Women’s Worlds 2011 will be the largest international gathering of women to ever take place in Canada.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the congress is a unique global event intended to enhance women’s leadership skills and organizational capacity, support the exchange of knowledge and ideas, and foster research and action networks on women’s issues.

by NationTalk on June 24, 2011975 Views

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Nominations extended for Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards

June 20, 2011

The City of Toronto’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Human Rights has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2011 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards until Monday, July 11.

“We are looking for people or programs that have had a significant impact on the lives of Torontonians by eliminating discrimination and barriers to equality,” said Uzma Shakir, Director of Equity, Diversity and Human Rights. “We want to celebrate the residents of Toronto, or services for residents, that are building a city where everyone can participate fully in the social, cultural, economic, recreational and political life of Toronto.

by NationTalk on June 24, 2011769 Views

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NAISA Prizes announced at the 2011 Meeting

Most Influential Books in Native American and Indigenous Studies of the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century Prize (awarded 2011)

Noenoe Silva, Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004).

Philip J. Deloria, Indians in Unexpected Places (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004).

by NationTalk on June 23, 2011997 Views

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320,000 construction workers needed in next decade: mobility and outreach to all sources of labour will be key to meeting needs

June 21, 2011

Ottawa − Canada’s construction industry will need about 320,000 workers over the next nine years to meet demand for new construction and to replace retirements and mortalities.

The finding, from the Construction Sector Council’s just-released national forecast of labour supply and demand from 2011–2019, says Canada’s slowing population growth combined with its rising demand for large natural resource construction projects is challenging the industry to find the required number of skilled workers.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2011801 Views

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Premier’s Award of Excellence nominees announced at Whitehorse barbecue

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June 17, 2011

Whitehorse—The names of the 2011 Premier’s Award of Excellence individual and team nominees were announced by Premier Darrell Pasloski at the Yukon Public Service Week barbecue in Whitehorse held in recognition of Yukon government employees.

by NationTalk on June 19, 20111272 Views

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OMA members partner to help train, graduate and hire First Nations employees

June 16, 2011

Six First Nation members, who graduated recently from an underground miner training program, have found instant employment with Ontario Mining Association members Northgate Minerals and Dumas Contracting — A partnership between these companies and the Matachewan First Nation under the Matachewan Aboriginal Access to Mine Jobs Training Strategy (MAATS) created these employment opportunities. . . .

by NationTalk on June 17, 20111009 Views

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Canadian Wildlife Federation Awards

2011 Conservation Achievement Awards

Ottawa, June 17, 2011 – The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2011 Conservation Achievement Awards. Winners have been selected by the Canadian Wildlife Federation and will be awarded at the Annual General Meeting in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on Saturday June 18, 2011.

by NationTalk on June 17, 2011954 Views

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The Osgoode Society awards promote Canadian legal history

For Immediate Release
June 13, 2011
News Release

Toronto − The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History is honouring three academics at a special ceremony on June 21, in recognition of the recent contributions they have made to furthering Canadians’ understanding of the country’s legal history.

by NationTalk on June 16, 2011848 Views

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$1.25 Million Grant ‘Dream Come True’ For Renowned Ethnobotanist

Date: June 13, 2011

TULA FOUNDATION SIGNS AGREEMENT FOR HAKAI RESEARCH CHAIR

University of Victoria ethnobotanist Nancy Turner has devoted her academic career to researching the pivotal role plant resources play in Aboriginal cultures and languages. And she’s won accolades for her work from around the world. Now a $1.25 million grant from the Quadra Island-based Tula Foundation gives Turner the opportunity to study and conduct research in traditional West Coast Aboriginal territories to strengthen her knowledge even further.

by NationTalk on June 13, 2011951 Views

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“The Top 25 most Influential Lawyers in Canada.”

The IBA are extremely pleased to announce that David C.Nahwegahbow, IPC has been nominated as one of “The Top 25 most Influential Lawyers in Canada.” The direct link to the page to vote for Mr. David C. Nahwegahbow is located at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/top-25-influential-lawyers

You will find Mr. Nahwegahbow’s nomination on Page 6 “Outliers”. We encourage you to go online and cast your vote! Voting deadline is June 17, 2011 and results will be published in the August Edition of Canadian Lawyer Magazine.

by NationTalk on June 13, 20112022 Views

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Métis Chefs set to take International Stage

June 11, 2011

Vancouver, B.C. June 10, 2011 – In a rare opportunity, Chefs from the Métis Skills and Education Centre Culinary (MSEC) Arts Program are about to take centre stage at the 48th annual Canadian Culinary Federation National Conference. The conference runs from June 10th to 16th at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. As a part of the many activities planned, MSEC Chefs will be displaying their talents during a special luncheon on June 15th.

by NationTalk on June 13, 2011984 Views

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Renée Dupuis New Vice President of The Commission on Human Rights and The Rights of Youth

Montreal, June 10, 2011 – M e Renée Dupuis was appointed, June 9, 2011, Vice-President of the Commission on Human Rights and Youth Rights by a unanimous vote of the members National Assembly of Quebec.

Human rights lawyer, M e Dupuis illustrated especially for his work for the rights of indigenous peoples. She has a very rich journey that will enable it to meet the challenges of its new features (qv below).

by NationTalk on June 10, 20111464 Views

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Labour Force Survey

Friday, June 10, 2011 >

May 2011 (Previous release)

Employment rose by 22,000 in May, bringing gains over the previous 12 months to 273,000 (+1.6%). The employment increase in May, combined with a decline in the number of people looking for work, pushed the unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points to 7.4%.

by NationTalk on June 10, 2011903 Views

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UFV gives honorary doctorate to aboriginal science education pioneer Madeleine MacIvor

June 7, 2011

Madeleine MacIvor isn’t a scientist, and in fact only got a middling grade in high school biology.

She has, however, contributed to a change in the way that school science is perceived, and challenged the notion that there is one ultimate, omniscient approach to science education.

by NationTalk on June 9, 2011880 Views

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Native American 40 Under 40 Nominations now being accepted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development – INPRO 2011

For Immediate Release

Mesa, AZ – June 08, 2011 – Organizers of the 36th Annual Indians in Progress in Business Event INPRO 2011, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) announced today that nomination submission for the Native American 40 Under 40 awards is July 2, 2011.

by NationTalk on June 9, 2011827 Views

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University of Regina to recognize Douglas Cardinal, Paul Hill and Alanna Mitchell with honorary degrees

June 6, 2011

The University of Regina is bestowing the highest honour the University offers to architect Douglas Cardinal who designed the First Nations University of Canada; Regina business leader and philanthropist, Paul Hill; and, Alanna Mitchell, one of the world’s foremost environmental journalists. The three are set to receive honorary degrees at the University of Regina’s 37th annual spring convocation on June 8 – 10, 2011, at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, beginning at 2:00 p.m. daily. The honorary degrees will be conferred by University Chancellor Dr. William F. Ready, Q.C.

by NationTalk on June 7, 20111378 Views

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Media Advisory – Nominations Now Open For Awards Of Excellence In Serving Children and Youth

For Immediate Release
June 6, 2011

Victoria – Nominations for the Representative for Children and Youth’s fourth annual Awards of Excellence are now being accepted. These awards recognize excellence in British Columbia’s child- and youth-serving system. Individuals and organizations whose work contributes to improving the lives of children and youth in B.C. are honoured and acknowledged.

by NationTalk on June 6, 2011904 Views

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2011 Outstanding Volunteers Honoured

Monday, June 06, 2011

NWT volunteers will be recognized at the 2011 Outstanding Volunteer Award ceremony, in Yellowknife on Friday, June 10. The annual awards, presented by Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), are an opportunity to recognize volunteers and volunteer organizations for their outstanding contributions to communities across the territory.

by NationTalk on June 6, 2011808 Views

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1st Annual imagineNATIVE Radio Art Commission

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1st Annual imagineNATIVE Radio Art Commission
Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 15th by 5pm

imagineNATIVE is seeking proposals from Indigenous artists from across Canada for its inaugural Radio Art Commission. The selected artist will produce a short radio/sound art piece to premiere at the 12th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (October 19-23, 2011) in Toronto.

by NationTalk on June 6, 2011849 Views

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De Beers Canada, NorthWords Writers Festival Issue Call for Submissions to NWT Anthology

De Beers Canada, NorthWords Writers Festival Issue Call for Submissions to NWT AnthologyYellowknife, (June 2, 2011) – De Beers Canada is proud to announce a new partnership with the NorthWords Writers Festival Society which will include publishing an anthology of Northwest Territories writing.

“We are thrilled to join with NorthWords to open the call for submissions to the Anthology of Northwest Territories Writing,” said Cathie Bolstad, Director, External & Corporate Affairs, De Beers Canada. “This week we completed our ninth annual Books in Homes program through which we are inspiring young people to read. Today we also aim to inspire and showcase NWT writers.”

by NationTalk on June 6, 2011767 Views

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Media Advisory – Ryerson University to award honorary degrees to two First Nations community leaders

Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine and Traditional Healer and Elder Joanne Dallaire to receive honorary degrees at Spring Convocation

June 2, 2011

As part of this year’s convocation ceremonies, Ryerson University will award honorary doctorate degrees to two remarkable Aboriginal community leaders. Phil Fontaine and Joanne Dallaire will both be recognized for their contributions to First Nations communities at Ryerson’s spring convocation ceremonies, which take place from June 8 – 17.

by NationTalk on June 3, 20111906 Views

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Social worker extraordinaire Patsy George to receive honorary degree from UFV

 June 1, 2011

Patsy George spent decades as a social worker, both on the frontlines and as a leader in her profession. She’s seen tragedy and the worst kinds of human experiences up close, as well as the good that can come from dedicated people helping others.

by NationTalk on June 3, 20111229 Views

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Cuts at the National Gallery Signal Public Service Cuts on the Horizon

Ottawa, Ontario – June 2, 2011 – The abolition of curator positions at the National Gallery foreshadow real threats to the future of public services in Canada, says the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), the union which represents professionals and scientists in the public service.

PIPSC President Gary Corbett warned, “These cuts represent the tip of the iceberg. We are beginning to see signs that the government will resort to cutting jobs and public services in its quest to fight the deficit, without considering the long and short term effects of their actions. Cutting jobs means cutting programs and services to the public. To imagine that the private sector can take on the work done by public service employees is irresponsible and not feasible.”

by NationTalk on June 3, 20111024 Views

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Premier’s Awards honour the best of B.C.’s public service

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June 1, 2011

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government

Victoria – The exceptional work of B.C.’s public service employees and teams whose contributions have made a positive difference in the province were recognized with the Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Awards, presented by Premier Christy Clark.

“The recipients of these awards demonstrate the value that the professional public service brings to all of our lives, families and communities,” said Premier Clark. “The external panel of judges for this program always tell us how impressed they are by the calibre of the nominees, and this year is no exception. By providing this recognition, we’re proud to showcase the very best of the public service at work all across our province.”

by NationTalk on June 1, 20111132 Views

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Call for Entries for 12th Annual Justicia Awards

Ottawa, June 1, 2011 – Nominations are being sought for the 12th annual Justicia Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

The Justicia Awards celebrate outstanding broadcast and print or Web journalism that foster public awareness and understanding of the Canadian justice system. The criteria for judging entries are accuracy, originality, effectiveness in explaining issues to the public, informational value and insight. The Awards are sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and the Department of Justice Canada.

by NationTalk on June 1, 2011887 Views

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imagineNATIVE Final Call for Film, Video, Radio and Web-based New Media Submissions

 June 1, 2011

imagineNATIVE is sending out its final call for film, video, radio and web-based new media works made by Canadian and international Indigenous artists for its 12th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Striving to represent a diversity of ideas, themes and genres in its programming, the Festival prioritizes works that balance unique content, cultural and social relevance, and have a creative approach to form, characterized by innovative expression, distinctive style, and personal vision. Emerging and Student artists are encouraged to submit their work, and priority is given to works that have not yet been broadcast in Canada or on the Internet. International and Canadian premiere status is also a consideration. News reports, extended reportage, television magazine formats, and information programming or segments (such as PSAs) are not eligible (complete listing of rules and guidelines).

by NationTalk on June 1, 20111102 Views

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2011 Nishnawbe Aski Nation Keewaywin Awards

In recognition of oustanding achievements and dedication by the people of Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Nominate Someone from Your Community Today!
Deadline: July 8, 2011

by NationTalk on June 1, 20111023 Views

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Peter Henderson Bryce, M.D. Award for Excellence in Public Health Advocate for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Children and Youth

 The complete nomination package (nomination form, cover letter and letters of reference) must be received no later than noon EST on September 15, 2011.

THE AWARD

This award recognizes people working in public health who are advocating for systemic changes in order to improve the safety, health or well- being of Inuit, Metis and First Nations children and youth. Recipients must demonstrate an ability to identify structural problems that underlie systemic disadvantage for children and youth, involvement in solutions to address the source problem(s) and active advocacy to ensure the full and proper implementation and evaluation of identified solutions.

Recipients must also demonstrate that their advocacy is based on best principles of public health and demonstrated willingness to advocate in the face of personal/professional challenges and risks.

by NationTalk on June 1, 20111788 Views

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2011 Rights and Freedoms Prize – Only One Month Left to Submit A Nomination

Montreal, June 1, 2011 – The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse is issuing a reminder that July 1st is the deadline to submit a nomination for the 2011 Rights and Freedoms Prize.

“We encourage all individuals and organization who are making a difference in their communities and are committed to the defence of human rights and youth rights to send the nomination form,” said Gaétan Cousineau, president of the Commission.

by NationTalk on June 1, 2011734 Views

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Canadian Music Icon Robbie Robertson Adds Canada Post Stamp to His List of Achievements

Toronto, May 25, 2011 – Canada Post today unveiled a stamp featuring Canadian music icon Robbie Robertson, part of the third installment of the Canadian Recording Artists stamp series. Available June 30th, the Robertson stamp will share the spotlight with four other outstanding Canadian singer-songwriters; Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Bruce Cockburn, and Ginette Reno. More than one million of each stamp will be available at post offices across Canada.

by NationTalk on May 30, 2011754 Views

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Canadian Music Icon Robbie Robertson Adds Canada Post Stamp to His List of Achievements

Toronto, May 25, 2011 – Canada Post today unveiled a stamp featuring Canadian music icon Robbie Robertson, part of the third installment of the Canadian Recording Artists stamp series. Available June 30th, the Robertson stamp will share the spotlight with four other outstanding Canadian singer-songwriters; Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Bruce Cockburn, and Ginette Reno. More than one million of each stamp will be available at post offices across Canada.

by NationTalk on May 29, 2011819 Views

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Canadian Music Icon Robbie Robertson Adds Canada Post Stamp to His List of Achievements

Toronto, May 25, 2011 – Canada Post today unveiled a stamp featuring Canadian music icon Robbie Robertson, part of the third installment of the Canadian Recording Artists stamp series. Available June 30th, the Robertson stamp will share the spotlight with four other outstanding Canadian singer-songwriters; Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Bruce Cockburn, and Ginette Reno. More than one million of each stamp will be available at post offices across Canada.

by NationTalk on May 29, 2011852 Views

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Public Policy Forum Announces the Honourees for the Second Annual Western Dinner

David Emerson, Michael Harcourt, Ed John, and Carole Taylor to receive the Peter Lougheed Award for Leadership in Public Policy

Ottawa, May 27, 2011 – The Public Policy Forum today announced the honourees for its Second Annual Western Dinner to be held in Vancouver on September 22nd, 2011. This special event celebrates the tremendous contributions of Western Canadians’ to public policy leadership.

by NationTalk on May 27, 2011991 Views

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Governor General to Invest 43 Recipients into the Order of Canada

Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony

May 25, 2011

Ottawa—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will preside over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, May 27, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. The Governor General, who is chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order, will bestow the honour on 29 Members and 14 Officers.

by NationTalk on May 26, 20111024 Views

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