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45 Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division)

November 23, 2016 Governor General To Present 45 Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) to 45 recipients from various sectors across the country on Friday, November 25, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. […]

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Social Workers Applaud Tireless Champions of First Nations Children’s Human Rights

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2016  – The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) announces the inaugural recipients of OASW’s Champion of Social Change and Human Rights Award – Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada, and lawyers Sarah Pentney and Daniel Poulin from the Canadian Human Rights Commission. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 2016697 Views

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Toronto’s Melanie Florence wins $30,000 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 17, 2016 21:05 Toronto-based aboriginal writer Melanie Florence has won the $30,000 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Florence, who is of Cree and Scottish heritage, was awarded the prize at a gala in Toronto on Thursday night for “Missing Nimama,” illustrated by Francois Thisdale and published by Clockwise Press. Her debut picture book […]

by pmnationtalk on November 18, 2016532 Views

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Order of Nunavut names 2016 recipients – CBC

Nov 09, 2016 Louie Kamookak, Ellen Hamilton and Red Pedersen are this year’s recipients Historian Louie Kamookak, artist Ellen Hamilton and entrepreneur Red Pedersen will be this year’s recipients of the Order of Nunavut in recognition for outstanding contributions to the cultural, social or economic well-being of the territory. “This year’s recipients of the Order […]

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Advisory Council Announces 2016 Appointments to the Order of Nunavut

IQALUIT, Nunavut (November 8, 2016) – Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and Chairperson of the Order of Nunavut Advisory Council George Qulaut today announced that Mr. Louie Kamookak, Ms. Ellen Hamilton and Mr. Red Pedersen will be this year’s recipients of the Order of Nunavut. On January 1, 2010, The Order of Nunavut Act came […]

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Longboat honoured with Indspire award – Two Row Times

November 2, 2016 SIX NATIONS – Six Nations elder, Janice Longboat is one of the winners of this year’s Indspire Awards, formerly known as the Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Janice Kahnehit:io Longboat will be adding yet another page to her long biography of honours and accomplishments in her work primarily with women and with residential school […]

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New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick

November 1, 2016 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Ten accomplished individuals were invested into the Order of New Brunswick today, two posthumously, by the chancellor of the order, Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, at a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton. “These New Brunswickers have contributed greatly to our economy, education and health-care systems, and to our social […]

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How this celebrated author went attempting suicide to literary honours – Sudbury.com

Joseph Boyden implores educators to reach out to youth who are hurting On Oct. 31, 1982, on his 16th birthday, Joseph Boyden stepped in front of a fast-moving vehicle, and suffered massive injuries. He almost succeeded in his attempt to kill himself — his vital signs were lost several times on the way to hospital. […]

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Top Alberta honour for eight leading citizens

Oct 18, 2016 On Wednesday, October 19, the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta will invest the newest members of the Alberta Order of Excellence. The Albertans being invested into the Order for 2016 are: Barry Bultz (Calgary) Barry Bultz is an inspiring pioneer in the development of psychosocial oncology in Canada. His dedicated leadership led to […]

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Canadians recognized by Governor General for advancing gender equality

October 18, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Status of Women Canada Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, announced the six outstanding Canadian women who are receiving the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case for 2016. They are: Cecilia Benoit (Victoria, BC) – Academic, mentor, advocate Anna-Louise Crago (Toronto, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 2016676 Views

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Nobel winning astrophysicist among those awarded the Order of Nova Scotia – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 12, 2016  HALIFAX _ Canadian astrophysicist Arthur McDonald _ last year’s winner of the Nobel physics prize _ was among five people awarded the Order of Nova Scotia during a ceremony today at the provincial legislature. McDonald, a retired professor originally from Sydney, N.S., was the co-winner of a Nobel prize for […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 2016494 Views

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Whistler Film Festival Launches Digital First Lab Call for Applications

October 6, 2016 Whistler, BC – As part of its talent program slate, the Whistler Film Festival has added a new digital content themed Digital First Lab for Western Canadian content creators with projects in development. Designed to empower the next generation of storytellers, WFF’s Digital First Lab will provide six content creators firsthand insight […]

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And the JHR Lifetime Achievement Award in Human Rights Reporting goes to…

TORONTO, Oct. 7 2016 – Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is delighted to announce that Paul Barnsley, of Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), is the winner of the annual JHR Lifetime Achievement Human Rights Reporting Award. Barnsley has had a long career covering human rights issues in Indigenous communities. He began his career working at […]

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Vermette, Morse nominated for Governor-General’s Award – Winnipeg Free Press

October 4, 2016 Winnipeg writer Katherena Vermette has been nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Awards for Fiction for her novel, The Break. Vermette’s book is one of five nominees in the fiction category, announced Tuesday morning. As well, Winnipeger Garry Thomas Morse was nominated in the poetry category for Prairie Harbour. Vermette’s novel follows […]

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Presentation of Honours at the Citadelle of Québec

October 3, 2016 Governor General to Present Honours at the Citadelle of Québec OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present honours during two ceremonies on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec. More than […]

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Writers’ Trust Announces Finalists for 20th Anniversary Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

Toronto – September 21, 2016 – The Writers’ Trust of Canada has revealed this morning the finalists for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, recognizing writers of the year’s best novel or short story collection. The prize is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The five finalists are: Michael Helm (Dundas, ON) for After James, […]

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Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony

September 20, 2016 Governor General to Invest 46 Recipients into the Order of Canada 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, September 23, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. The Governor General, who is chancellor and Principal Companion of the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2016759 Views

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City announces 2016 Ottawa Book Awards and Prix du livre d’Ottawa finalists

September 19, 2016 Public Service Announcement Ottawa – Fans of fiction and non-fiction alike received valuable recommendations for their winter reading lists today as the City announced the finalists for the 2016 Ottawa Book Awards and Prix du livre d’Ottawa. The awards recognize the top English and French books published in the past year by […]

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Media Advisory: Are you VPL’s next aboriginal storyteller in residence?

Sept. 19, 2016 VANCOUVER, B.C. – If promoting storytelling as a way of sharing culture and building memory is something you are passionate about, you could be Vancouver Public Library’s next aboriginal storyteller in residence. This role provides a valuable link between the library and aboriginal communities as a way to honour aboriginal culture and […]

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FSIN Congratulates Strength of Our Women Winners

(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) – The Saskatchewan First Nations Women’s Commission and the FSIN executive congratulate the recipients of the Strength of Our Women awards. The awards gala was held at TCU Place Thursday night. “It is a privilege to honour our indigenous women for their extraordinary contributions in their fields,” said FSIN Vice-Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2016850 Views

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NunatuKavut: Nakummeksuak Awards Call for Nominations

September 12, 2016, Know someone who has demonstrated outstanding support for NunatuKavut? Given unselfishly of their time and energy to make a difference? Nominate them for a Nakummeksuak Award! Deadline is 5:00 p.m. on October 7, 2016 Poster: Nakummeksuak Awards Call for Nominations Poster Nomination Form: Nakummeksuak Award Nomination Form NT5

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2016524 Views

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Submissions Open for 2017 Saskatchewan Book Awards

September 6, 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards is now open for submissions to the 2017 awards competition. The Call for Entries is available for download on our website. Once you’re ready to submit, please use our online entry form. Copies of the book and a cheque for the submissions fee must be sent to the office […]

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2016 City of Vancouver Book Award finalists announced

September 6 2016 Three books that reflect Vancouver’s unique character, culture, and history have been selected as finalists for the 2016 City of Vancouver Book Award. The 28th annual City of Vancouver Book Award will be presented at the Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre on October 3, 2016. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2016495 Views

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Presentation of Medal for Volunteers

September 6, 2016 Governor General to Present Medal for Volunteers OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to 46 exceptional volunteers from Canada’s Capital Region at a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers recognizes […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2016756 Views

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Manitoba Council on Aging Opens Nominations for Recognition Awards for Deserving Manitobans

September 01, 2016 Awards Excellent Opportunity for Acknowledging Extraordinary Contributions of Manitoba Seniors: Goertzen Nominations are now open for the Manitoba Council on Aging Recognition Awards that specifically celebrate seniors, journalists and intergenerational groups for their extraordinary commitment to their communities, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “Manitoba seniors continue to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 2, 2016684 Views

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Yukoners mourn Carcross mountain biking ‘pioneer’ – CBC

Wayne Roberts was a trail builder, tour operator and mountain biking enthusiast Aug 24, 2016 The Yukon mountain biking community is mourning one the loss of one of its own. Carcross resident Wayne Roberts died this past weekend of cancer. “He was a real pioneer in the bike and hiking tourism market in Yukon,” said […]

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The MNO helps citizen launch career into her dream job – MNO

August 24, 2016 TORONTO — Leaders of Canada’s indigenous community say they feel stunned and grateful to Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie for training the spotlight on issues plaguing First Nations. Downie spoke passionately of struggles in Canadian native communities during what was widely presumed to be the iconic band’s final performance on Saturday in […]

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Musicworks: Manitoba Music Launches New Season of Professional Development Workshops for the Music Industry

August 23, 2016 Building and maintaining a career in the music industry requires a continuous balance of creativity and business expertise. To help support music entrepreneurs in gathering that critical knowledge and making connections, Manitoba Music is gearing up for a new season of professional development workshops and training opportunities: MusicWorks. Kicking off September 6 with […]

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Congratulations to Betsy Connor, one winning the NAN Woman Award

Once a year Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions of NAN community members and this year the NAN Woman Award went to Betsy Connor from Taykwa Tagamou Nation. Betsy Connor plays a vital role as a Board member and represents the Eastern Region for the Ontario Native Women’s Association Board of […]

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Author Carol Daniels blends fiction with Canada’s Indigenous history in Bearskin Diary – CBC

Aug 15, 2016 Daniels’ first novel explores mass removal of Aboriginal children from their homes, known as the Sixties Scoop Some stories just need to be told, such is the case with Bearskin Diary, the first novel by Saskatchewan author and journalist Carol Daniels. Daniels was one of the featured authors the Sunshine Coast Festival […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2016681 Views

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INCLUSION WORKS – Canada’s premier Indigenous workplace inclusion event & recruitment fair

INCLUSION WORKS – Canada’s premier Indigenous workplace inclusion event & recruitment fair November 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016 Register The event & registration website for Inclusion Works ’16  is now open with expanded information about the theme—a gathering of changemakers—and about the unique aspects of the 8th annual, 3-day event: – management learning – high-level networking – artisans showcase […]

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Call for short films; over $4K in prizes up for grabs in the NSI Online Short Film Fest

$4,750 in cash awards are available to be won through the National Screen Institute’s Online Short Film Festival. Films are now being accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway until Friday, September 9, 2016. Films that meet award criteria are eligible for the $1,250 A&E Short Filmmakers Award, the $1,000 Brian Linehan Actors Award and the $1,000 Corus […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2016713 Views

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Help honour the memory and contributions of the great Dr. Lillian McGregor

Sunday, July 31, 2016 Help honour the memory and contributions of the great Dr. Lillian McGregor and cast your vote to have a new park at 11 Wellesley named after her!https://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/…/11-wellesley-park…/ She was a nurse from Birch Island First Nation who tirelessly worked to sustain Indigenous culture and tradition in Toronto. She was the first […]

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Ten members named to the Order of New Brunswick

Office of the Premier Intergovernmental Affairs Office of the Lieutenant-Governor Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick Ten members named to the Order of New Brunswick 01 August 2016 ST. STEPHEN (GNB) – The names of the 2016 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick were announced today as part of the official New Brunswick Day celebrations […]

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Telefilm Canada and Birks pay tribute to 12 Canadian women in film at the 2016 Birks Diamond Tribute during TIFF

For the first time, the Birks Diamond Tribute is honouring women scriptwriters, in addition to actors and directors The largest jury to date, made up of 20 journalists and bloggers covering arts, culture and entertainment Montreal, July 27, 2016—For a fourth year in a row, Telefilm Canada and Birks, have partnered to celebrate Canadian women […]

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Best of B.C. bestowed with Province’s highest honour

Victoria Tuesday, July 26, 2016 In front of friends, family and a room full of distinguished guests, 16 exceptional civic leaders were recognized today at Government House with the Province’s highest honour, the Order of British Columbia. “For 27 years, the Order of British Columbia has recognized exceptional individuals whose hard work, generosity of spirit […]

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The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott: More than just a Canadian Poet

Duncan Campbell Scott was a Canadian civil servant, poet and musician who lived his life in Ottawa, Ontario from 1862-1947. Although for many years he was best known as a famous Canadian poet, his legacy in supporting the assimilation of Aboriginal children into European-Canadian culture through the Indian Residential School system is now becoming more […]

by pnationtalk on July 25, 2016848 Views

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Apply for Whistler Film Fest’s Aboriginal Fellowship

Whistler Film Festival’s (WFF) Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship is a three-day creative and business immersion experience from December 1 to 3, 2016 during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit. Designed to advance Canadian Aboriginal talent, this program focuses on strengthening and advancing short script projects by facilitating feedback from a group of mentor filmmakers who are successful, well-respected […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 2016702 Views

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Showcase Opportunity: BreakOut West International Program

July 7, 2016 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4PM, Thursday, July 28, 2015 Manitoba Music, in partnership with BreakOut West, will coordinate showcases and networking activities in Winnipeg with international industry delegates in Winnipeg ahead of BreakOut West in Regina this October. The BOW International Program will bring industry personnel from Europe and the UK to Winnipeg, October […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 2016483 Views

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Governor General to Present Honours in Halifax

July 8, 2016 Governor General to Present Honours in Halifax OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present honours during a ceremony on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at 1 p.m. (ADT) at theCanadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. More than 70 recipients from across the […]

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Eleven Manitobans to Receive Order of Manitoba July 7

WireService.ca Media Release (07/06/2016) Winnipeg, MB – The Order of Manitoba was established to recognize Manitobans who have demonstrated excellence and achievement, which have enriched the social, cultural or economic well-being of the province and its residents. Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon, chancellor of the order, will preside over the investiture of the 11 new members […]

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Ktunaxa Nation Congratulates Sophie Pierre on Receiving Order of Canada

Cranbrook/ʔa·kiskaqǂiʔit – The Ktunaxa Nation is pleased with the Government of Canada’s announcement that Ktunaxa Nation Citizen Sophie Pierre will be a 2016 appointee to the Order Of Canada. “As Chief of ʔAq̓am for 25 years and as B.C. Treaty Commissioner for 6 years, Sophie has dedicated her entire adult life to improving the lives […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 2016846 Views

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CBC Short Docs seeks pitches from emerging Indigenous storytellers

June 30, 2016 CBC is on the lookout for emerging Indigenous storytellers to submit pitches to CBC Short Docs. They’re looking for character-driven, narrative docs less than 30 minutes in length. Interested filmmakers are invited to apply online, with the active evaluation process continuing through September 30, 2016. The selected short docs will be distributed across CBC’s […]

by pnationtalk on July 4, 2016687 Views

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Highlights of the 2016 Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards

TORONTO, June 29, 2016 – The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) celebrated excellence in journalism at the largest-ever CJF Awards, honouring innovative approaches, courageous reporting and longtime contributions to the media landscape, from across the country and abroad. “We’re all part of this universal connection of values,” said Harold Evans, former Sunday Times editor, in his acceptance […]

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Governor General Announces 113 New Appointments to the Order of Canada

June 30, 2016 OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced today 113 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include1 Companion (C.C.), 27 Officers (O.C.) and 85 Members (C.M.). These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. Recipients will be […]

by pnationtalk on June 30, 2016718 Views

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Second Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winners Announced

June 21, 2016 The best new Canadian writers have been selected for their books in the Literary Fiction, Romance, and Non-Fiction Categories Toronto, ON – June 21, 2016 – Rakuten Kobo today announced the best debut Canadian authors who have been selected as this year’s Emerging Writer Prize recipients. A winner in each of the […]

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Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division)

June 21, 2016 Governor General Presents 52 Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) to 52 recipients from various sectors across the country on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. On […]

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Former Helen Bassett Award Recipient Crowned Miss Universe Canada

June 16, 2016 – Former Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award recipient, 23-year-old Métis law student Siera Bearchell was crowned Miss Universe Canada in Toronto on June 11, 2016. Hailing from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Bearchell is hoping to use her new position to promote awareness and education of Indigenous culture and Indigenous issues. Not only is […]

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Order of Prince Edward Island Recipients Announced

June 15, 2016 The 2016 recipients of the Order of Prince Edward Island were announced today by the Chancellor of the Order, His Honour the Honourable H. Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island and Mr. Charles Curley, Chair of the Order of Prince Edward Island Advisory Council.The three Islanders selected to receive the […]

by pnationtalk on June 16, 2016740 Views

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GNWT honours NWT Public Servants at Annual Premier’s Awards

YELLOWKNIFE (June 15, 2016) – The annual Premier’s Awards were held in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly this morning as a part of the GNWT’s week-long celebration of National Public Service Week. The Premier’s Award for Excellence recognizes the outstanding achievement of individual GNWT employees or teams of GNWT employees who continue to […]

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