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U of Alberta: The Writing Stick

Conference to foster conversations on editing and publishing Indigenous stories and writers June 8 to 10. May 23, 2017 “The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories” conference takes place June 8 to 10, 2017 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. It will foster conversations on editing and publishing Indigenous stories and writers. The conference […]

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Northside Dodge honours Rita Simons with $100,000 gift for Lethbridge College student awards

May 23, 2017 – Northside Lethbridge Dodge has honoured one of its own by making a generous gift in support of post-secondary education and Lethbridge College. Today, the company and college announced a gift of $100,000 to create the Rita Simons Memorial student awards. Rita Simons was the mother of Diane Simons and the grandmother […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20173 Views

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Pic Mobert FN: Employment Recruitment Information Session

Employment Recruitment Information Session with White Lake Limited Partnership, Pioneer Construction & MKWA Timber Limited Partnership PIC RIVER Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Community Hall TUESDAY MAY 23 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MARATHON Northwest Employment Works Office 52 Peninsula Rd North Block Suite 111 TUESDAY MAY 23 1:30 – 3:30 PM PIC MOBERT Community Hall WEDNESDAY MAY […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 20179 Views

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Iqaluit students recycle more than 500 directories to raise money for school environmental program

Thursday, May 18, 2017 IQALUIT, NU – Students from Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit have been rewarded for their hard work after collecting 515 directories for recycling as part of Northwestel’s annual Directory Recycling Program in Nunavut. For their collection efforts, Inuksuk students were recently awarded $300 by Northwestel at a special presentation. The students […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 20177 Views

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University of Regina cuts are bad for Saskatchewan’s economy – Regina Leader-Post

May 23, 2017 The now-infamous provincial budget brought in by the Saskatchewan Party government on March 22 is placing a heavy financial burden on many sectors of Saskatchewan society. Obscured by the dramatic hits taken by, for instance, municipalities and (initially) the library system was the significant impact felt by the University of Regina. U […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20176 Views

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Fort William First Nation hosts Wapikoni mobile film studio – CBC

Studio making its first stop in Fort William to help youth with filmmaking and life May 23, 2017 Young people from Fort William First Nation in northwestern Ontario are getting the chance to explore their cinematic side this month, thanks to a mobile film program. Wapikoni is a mobile recording and filmmaking studio that roams […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20178 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde message for Graduates

Assembly of First Nations Published on May 18, 2017 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde message for Graduates NT5

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201792 Views

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Media Advisory: NEC & SFU Native Basketball Tournament 2017 – May 20-21

Simon Fraser University and Native Education College are hosting the NEC & SFU Native Basketball tournament, a two-day event celebrating sport, culture and community – on May 20-21. The tournament will use the First Nations tradition of friendly competition combined with cultural exhibitions to bring together 500-800 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal basketball players, Elders, performers, venders, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201774 Views

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NOSM’s Indigenous Reference Group Elects New Co-Chairs

The Indigenous Reference Group (IRG) of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a face-to-face meeting in Thunder Bay on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. A highlight of the one-day meeting was the election of the group’s two new Co-Chairs, Drs. Chuck Branch and Shannon Wesley. The two NOSM faculty members are husband and wife, and physicians practising at […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201761 Views

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Newest graduates celebrated at Royal Military College of Canada

May 19, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Ceremonial graduation events concluded today at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), on historic Point Frederick in Kingston, Ont. Dignitaries, parents, and visitors celebrated the hard work and dedication of approximately 300 new graduates from the prestigious military university. During today’s ceremony, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201765 Views

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NSI staff, friends and grads nominated for Winnipeg Arts Council awards

Congratulations to the NSI staff, friends and grads nominated for this year’s Winnipeg Arts Council awards. Frances Koncan (CBC New Indigenous Voices), RBC On the Rise award – nominated by Anjali Sandhu. NSI associate faculty member Julie Hackett, Making a Mark award – nominated by NSI. NSI sponsor the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD), Arts Champion […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201772 Views

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FNESC: Call for Proposals – First Nations Language Teacher Mentor-Apprentice Program

Call for Proposals The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is pleased to support First Nations language teachers in building their First Nations language proficiency. Through this program FNESC will support First Nations language learning through Mentor-Apprentice grants to First Nations language teachers. The grants will support one-on-one First Nations language learning immersion sessions and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201739 Views

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Look twice before judging an Indigenous person – The Globe and Mail

May 19, 2017 Harold Johnson is an Indigenous lawyer and writer. His most-recent book is Firewater: How alcohol is killing my people (and yours). What we see is not entirely real. Most of us have two eyes. We should see two pictures. Each of those pictures should be clear near the centre and fuzzy around […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201740 Views

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IRC: Looking For Employer Proposals: Skills Link, Summer Work Experience Programs

May 19, 2017 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation is now accepting employer proposals for two wage subsidy programs. Summer Work Experience Program This program provides wage subsidies to employers who provide meaningful summer employment for Inuvialuit students. Eligibility requirements for employers: Must hire an Inuvialuit student between the ages of 15 and 30 who was registered in […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201736 Views

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Reconciliation Saskatoon media launch – OTC

At a community event on Wednesday, Reconciliation Saskatoon had their annual media launch, kicking off a month of Reconciliation events leading up to the annual Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation happening June 21 – on National Aboriginal Day. The media launch started with the Wild Horse drum group first singing an honour song for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201731 Views

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U Arctic – Call for papers: Education in the North special issue

May 19, 2017 This special issue of the journal “Education in the North” will be created in conjunction with the UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in Education. Deadline for expressions of interest and abstracts: 23 June 2017. The Arctic region is characterized by small populations, cultural diversity, a wealth […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201731 Views

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University of Ottawa Media Advisory: Discover the new Maker Mobile – delivering robots, 3D printers and more to schools near you

May 18, 2017 How can we get kids and teens excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? The University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Engineering invites members of the media to attend the unveiling of the new Maker Mobile van, which will travel from school to school in the Ottawa area to bring fun hands-on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201727 Views

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Mohawk language pioneer, Canadian business icon to receive honorary degrees at Brock convocation

May 18 2017 MEDIA RELEASE: 18 May 2017 – R00097 Maureen Sabia, Chairman of the Board for Canadian Tire Corporation and David Kanatawakhon-Maracle, an instructor of Mohawk language, will receive honorary degrees from Brock University during Spring Convocation. One of Canada’s most powerful female business leaders and a man who has made it his life’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201720 Views

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Awards and parchments presented at three Aurora College Convocations

May 17, 2017 NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – During the past two weeks, Aurora College has celebrated the achievements of 126 potential graduates from certificate, diploma and degree programs at campuses in Fort Smith, Inuvik, and Yellowknife. These students represent 23 NWT communities, as well as Alberta, BC, and Nunavut. While some final marks and assignments are […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201729 Views

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Minister of Finance Holds Facebook Live Discussion With Concordia University Students

May 19, 2017 Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver remarks and take questions from Concordia University students during a Facebook Live discussion in Montréal. The discussion is open to media and will be broadcast via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/FCACan/. A media availability will follow the discussion. Date and Time Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Facebook Live […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201731 Views

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Modular treatment system ends water advisory at Lytton reserve – Journal Of Commerce

May 19, 2017 A community in Lytton First Nation is now enjoying safe drinking water thanks to a small-scale water treatment solution that’s made the process affordable. Lytton First Nation is made up of 56 reserves located on both sides of the Fraser River about 160 kilometres north of Chilliwack along the Trans-Canada Highway. While […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201731 Views

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Vet med scholars share science in the remote Arctic – UToday

May 18, 2017 Local youth in northern schools get hands-on look at research into muskox health This series celebrates University of Calgary community-partnered outreach projects as part of Science Odyssey, Canada’s largest celebration of discovery and innovation and for the way science shapes our daily lives. Their families share the Arctic tundra with muskoxen and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201718 Views

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Media Advisory – MNO Canoe Expedition starting 2200 km canoe trek in Ottawa

At 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 12 young Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) ambassadors from across the province will set out from Britannia Park and Beach in Ottawa on a 2200 kilometre canoe trek to Kenora. Following the historic fur trade routes of their voyageur ancestors the trip will take 100 days and […]

by aanationtalk on May 19, 201733 Views

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MTS: Young Humanitarians Named

May 18, 2017 Courage, compassion and humility will be in the spotlight next Wednesday (7:45 p.m.) at the Fairmont Winnipeg as the 20th annual MTS Young Humanitarian Awards show highlights 13 public school students from seven school divisions in Winnipeg, Gimli, Bird’s Hill and Moosehorn. “‎We can’t say enough about these compassionate students and the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201720 Views

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Paulatuk To Host Payroll Administration Course In June

May 18, 2017 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, in partnership with GNWT MACA’s School of Community Government and Crowe MacKay, is offering a 10-day Payroll Administration course in Paulatuk from June 8 to 17, 2017. Apply Now The course will provide participants with the fundamental knowledge of employer payroll requirements, including pay run calculations, government remittances and reporting requirements […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201726 Views

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Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships Awarded

May 17, 2017 The Government of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan are pleased to announce 2017-18 recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship and the Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship. The Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship is awarded to Stephanie Ortynsky, who is studying for her Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201742 Views

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New initiative links First Nations School students with their roots – insideTORONTO.com

May 18, 2017 The First Nations School of Toronto’s focus on Aboriginal culture has gotten a lot more interactive thanks to a new initiative that came about thanks to a partnership between the Toronto District School Board, TakingITGlobal and Cisco Canada. The school launched Connected North, a new real-time online connection between the school and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201736 Views

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Cleanup boost for old oil and gas sites to create jobs

May 18, 2017 Albertans will have a cleaner, safer environment and more jobs in the process thanks to a funding boost to address orphaned wells. The Alberta government has introduced legislation that would allow it to lend the Orphan Well Association (OWA) $235 million to speed up proper abandonment and reclamation of a growing number […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201732 Views

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Heather Munroe-Blum, Heather Reisman, and Col. Chris Hadfield Announce the Launch of the Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation in Honour of Canada’s 150th

TORONTO, May 18, 2017 – Today, Heather Reisman, Chair & CEO of Indigo and Chair of the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, Col. Chris Hadfield, Canadian Astronaut and Author, and Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Emerita of McGill University and Chairperson of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, are pleased to announce the launch of […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201742 Views

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The Ag – Our Voice Opening Reception

Our Voice. The Fine Art Academy at Kingsway Public School presents Honouring youth voice through art. The exhibit features art works on canvas, paddles, birch bark and drawings inspired by nature. Through the Artists in Residency Program students had the opportunity to work with George Price, Salish Artist and Carver and local artist Deena Kruger. […]

by aanationtalk on May 18, 201738 Views

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Glenbow School prepares for Aboriginal Day – Cochrane Eagle

May 18, 2017 With Aboriginal Day a little more than a month away, Glenbow School is preparing to celebrate First Nations culture by erecting the first full-sized traditional Stoney Nakoda teepee on the school grounds in June. “We celebrate the day with natives and have lots of kids dancing – fancy, traditional, and jingle dress, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201723 Views

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Dr. Sandy O’Sullivan keynote lecturer for Museum Queeries workshop

The Museum Queeries research team and The University of Winnipeg welcomes Wiradjuri researcher Dr. Sandy O’Sullivan, (Batchelor Institute, Northern Territory of Australia), as the keynote lecturer for the Museum Queeries: Intersectional Interventions into Museum Cultures and Practices workshop*, which runs from June 2-4, 2017. O’Sullivan’s keynote lecture, titled Resistance, Fear, Assuagement: Queerness in the Embodied/Disembodied […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201728 Views

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Largest medicine class in U of M history set to graduate – UM Today

May 17, 2017 — The largest class of new doctors ever to graduate from the University of Manitoba will officially receive the title MD on Thursday, May 18 at Convocation for the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. The Class of 2017 is made up of 113 graduates. As they move […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201730 Views

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NCDSB: Online Engagements – Ontario First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework

May 15, 2017 Dear Directors of Education: As you know, the Ministry of Education has engaged a team of researchers who will engage with students, parents/guardians and families, teaching and nonteaching staff, Indigenous communities, organizations and partners, and school boards to gather feedback and input to inform the development of the Third Progress Report on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201753 Views

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Apologies over cultural appropriation debate ‘insufficient’: Indigenous scholar – The Globe and Mail

May 16, 2017 Aaron Mills was grateful to be invited to deliver a Walrus Talk in Surrey, B.C., on Monday night. But as a heated disagreement about cultural appropriation turned nasty, and the editor of The Walrus magazine became involved, Mr. Mills considered pulling out. A member of the Bear Clan Anishinaabe from Couchiching First […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201728 Views

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Little Bear honoured with 2017 Speaker Research Award – ULeth

Renowned as an international scholar, speaker and leader, Dr. Leroy Little Bear is a pioneer in the advancement of Indigenous education and the winner of the 2017 University of Lethbridge Speaker Research Award. A mentor and instructor of students and an esteemed advisor on Aboriginal matters at the local, provincial, national and international level, Little […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201726 Views

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Consider This: Ottawa’s new rules won’t close the diversity gap in research chairs – U Alberta

May 17, 2017 Voluntary efforts by universities to improve the diversity of the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) have proven to be inadequate. That’s why new rules issued by the federal government last week in an attempt to boost representation are welcome news. But they don’t go far enough. The new federal action plan calls […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201732 Views

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Aboriginal Student Achievement Program has helped close education gap at U of S

SASKATOON – Five years after its creation, a program in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is showing that a holistic approach to student support can help close the educsation gap for Aboriginal students. May 17, 2017 When Jacqueline Nokusis enrolled in the College of Arts and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201741 Views

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TRU: Inspiring through their actions

May 17, 2017 Four renowned individuals embodying the values and aspirations of Thompson Rivers University will inspire graduates during Spring Convocation this June. Senator Murray Sinclair, who led Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Inquiry, health reform leader Dr. Roger Strasser, acclaimed documentary film producer Rudy Buttignol and Kamloops firefighter and global humanitarian David Sakaki will be recognized with honorary degrees […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201732 Views

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Media Advisory: Presentation of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards

May 18, 2017 Presentation Ceremony of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will preside over the second annual presentation ceremony of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 6 p.m., at Rideau Hall. The awards will be presented to the following six […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201728 Views

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1300 Indigenous students supported through Indspire partnership

MONTREAL, May 17, 2017  – Rio Tinto and Indspire had celebrated the accomplishments of this year’s recipients of the Rio Tinto Award for Indigenous Students in Ottawa. The $2 million, 5 year partnership between Rio Tinto, Indspire, and the Canadian government provides academic bursaries to support higher education for Indigenous students. More than 1300 students have […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201731 Views

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Alumna tells grandmother’s story in new book – Nipissing U

Alumna Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis (BA’99, Bed’00) has co-authored a new book, I Am Not a Number, telling the real-life story of her grandmother’s experiences at a residential school. Co-authored with Kathy Kacer, and illustrated by Gillian Newland, the book is geared to children age 7-11 and has been described in reviews as a powerful […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201732 Views

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Dr. Cook: Former GDI Chair to Receive Honorary PhD

May 16, 2017 Earl Cook, a former co-chair of the Gabriel Dumont Institute Board of Governors, has been invited by Elizabeth Williamson, the University of Saskatchewan Secretary, on behalf of Chancellor Roy Romanow and President Peter Stoicheff, to accept an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University at a ceremony that will take place […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201727 Views

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Newly launched centre hosts day focused on patient-oriented research in Saskatchewan

The newly launched Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR), headquartered at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), will host a one-day research profile event on Wednesday, May 17 at TCU Place in Saskatoon. May 16, 2017 The event is designed to connect people interested in patient-oriented research and to highlight SCPOR’s role in this […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201741 Views

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Laurier mezzo-soprano Kimberly Barber spearheading multidisciplinary arts exploration of Canada

May 17, 2017 Waterloo – The land that is Canada will be celebrated through music, storytelling, video and art at a new production that will make its début at the Registry Theatre in Kitchener on May 31, 2017. The production, entitled This Land, is the brainchild of Wilfrid Laurier University Associate Professor Kimberly Barber, an […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201732 Views

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College grad keynote speaker to highlight bridging cultural divides

May 16, 2017 WHITEHORSE—Yukon-born environmental scientist Nadia Joe will address the class of 2017 graduating students at Yukon College convocation this Friday. Through her work in water management and wastewater treatment Joe helps bridge cultural divides over water governance. Joe is an inaugural Jane Glassco Fellow (2010-12) who is currently working with Champagne and Aishihik […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201729 Views

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Northwest Community College to close Houston Learning Centre

May 16, 2017 Northwest Community College is closing the Houston Learning Centre on June 30, 2017. This decision was not made lightly. Student enrollment in Houston has declined to the point where keeping the doors open is no longer economically viable. “We know and appreciate the exceptional amount of work the staff, faculty and community […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201724 Views

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You Have Two Weeks to Save Electoral Reform – The Tyee

Earlier this month, Nathan Cullen, New Democratic MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley and critic for democratic reform, held a town hall meeting in Winnipeg as part of a cross-country tour to engage citizens on electoral reform. Wait, you might be thinking — isn’t electoral reform dead? Didn’t Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wipe it from the government’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201729 Views

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Queen’s researcher receives CIHR grant for interdisciplinary research program on Indigenous leadership in renewable energy development

May 17, 2017 KINGSTON – Queen’s University researcher Heather Castleden (Geography and Planning/ Public Health Sciences) has received a $2 million team grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to lead an interdisciplinary research program on Indigenous leadership in renewable energy development for healthy communities. The program of research, titled A SHARED Future: Achieving Strength, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201743 Views

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Digital Library North Demonstrations To Be Held In All ISR Communities

May 17, 2017 Members of the Digital Library North research team will be travelling to all Inuvialuit Settlement Region communities over the next two weeks to provide community members with the opportunity to view the digital library before it is publicly released online. Digital Library North is a collaborative project between Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC) and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201727 Views

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