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Minister McKenna launches the Students on Ice Arctic expedition

August 8, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada Today the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, is launching the Students on Ice Arctic expedition, at the Canadian Museum of Nature. She will address over 100 youth who will arrive in Ottawa from around the world and discuss how climate change is impacting Canada’s […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2017160 Views

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Fonds d’initiatives du Plan Nord – Nearly $300,000 in support for eight projects in Nunavik

KUUJJUAQ, QC, Aug. 7, 2017  – Eight projects in Nunavik have been chosen through the Fonds d’initiatives du Plan Nord (FIPN) selection process. The economic, social or environmental projects selected represent total investments of more than $1 million. Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Plan Nord and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region, Mr. Pierre […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2017183 Views

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Community Notice: 2017 Sneaker and School Supplies Vouchers – Listuguj Mi’gmaq Community

August 01, 2017 Community Notice 2017 Sneaker and School Supplies Vouchers The Sneaker/School Supplies vouchers for Nursery to Grade 12 will be available for pick up starting Monday, August 7th at the Education Complex –  Monday to Friday:  8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. To be eligible  for vouchers, students must: reside […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 2017153 Views

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Piikani First Nation and First Mile Researchers Host 3-day Cultural and Digital Literacy Camp – First Mile

On July 7-20, 2017, Piikani community members and First Mile researchers held a 3-day Piikani Cultural and Digital Literacy Camp focused on the community’s Past, Present and Future. Grade 9 students learned Blackfoot language and culture while camping on the land. They documented camp activities using digital video cameras, which was an entry point to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2017188 Views

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Jo-Ann Archibald, Indigenous Education Leader, on ‘Indigenizing the Academy’ – The Tyee

Recently retired UBC prof reflects on a career-long crusade to include Indigenous culture in curriculum. Jo-Ann Archibald remembers her experience as a Sto:lo First Nations member in Chilliwack public schools in the 1950s to late 1960s as one that required straddling two completely different worlds. But the world of school rarely acknowledged Indigenous people or […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2017122 Views

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Metis Early Learning and Child Care Programs Survey – your feedback is critical!

August 03, 2017 MNBC Métis Early Learning and Child Care The federal government (Employment and Social Development Canada) is developing a framework for Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care. In order to ensure that the our voice is heard and the framework includes Métis, it is essential that our community members are involved and provide […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017299 Views

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Collège Boréal welcomes 8 participants from the Kashechewan First Nation to its Kapuskasing campus for its beef cattle farming training program

August 03, 2017 KAPUSKASING – Agriculture is gaining momentum in Northern Ontario, and Collège Boréal has been working with partners in this sector to find innovative solutions for the expansion of the region’s farming industry. With support from the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO), the technical expertise of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017311 Views

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Nanwakolas Council Gifts $10,000 to Support First Nation Students at NIC

The NIC Foundation recently received $10,092 from the Nanwakolas Council to support NIC First Nations students. The council raised the funds at its annual Nanwakolas Council Corporate Challenge golf tournament last year. The NIC Foundation will invest the funds to help grow the TL’axsam Memorial Bursary Endowment, established in 2012 by council President Dallas Smith, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017118 Views

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The Joyce Family Foundation makes $1 million donation to Lakehead’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program

August 2, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON The Joyce Family Foundation is donating $1 million to a unique program at Lakehead University that mentors Indigenous high school students from Northwestern Ontario. Lakehead’s President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson said that thanks to this significant contribution, Lakehead’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program (AMP) will continue to remove barriers […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2017150 Views

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BR NS University Funding – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 4, 2017  HALIFAX – A university in Cape Breton is getting a funding boost from the province after complaining that another school received money it was also entitled to. The Nova Scotia government said yesterday it will give additional money to Cape Breton University, just days after it emerged […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2017106 Views

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Province Announces Major Addition, New Child-care Centre at Neepawa Area Collegiate

August 3, 2017 NEEPAWA—Students and families will soon benefit from a major addition to Neepawa Area Collegiate that includes a new child care centre, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart and Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today. “School enrolment in the area has increased by 33 per cent over the last 10 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017172 Views

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The governments of Canada and Quebec announce their support of Institut Tshakapesh in an effort to promote retention and academic success among Innu students

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada August 3, 2017, Maliotenam, QC, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones (SAA) of Quebec and Institut Tshakapesh The governments of Canada and Quebec are committed to working with Innu communities and organizations to promote retention and academic success among Innu students and to foster appreciation […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2017229 Views

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New daycare for families in Iqaluit: Contract for design of new daycare awarded

August 3, 2017     Iqaluit, NU        Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is pleased to announce that families in Iqaluit will have a new, modern daycare facility designed by EVOQ Architecture Incorporated. The new daycare will be the largest in Nunavut, accommodating approximately 60 children and employing up to 12 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017142 Views

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Government of Canada improves Uashat mak Mani-Utenam’s school infrastructure

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada August 3, 2017 Maliotenam, QC Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada On a visit to the community of Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced investments totalling over $14 million for various […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2017179 Views

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Minister Bennett Announces New Funding for the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy

August 3, 2017  Regina, SK  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Investing in the future of Canada’s youth benefits all Canadians. The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced today Budget 2017 investments of approximately $100 million over three years towards the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy (FNIYES) to enrich opportunities for First […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017176 Views

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Assiniboine to offer electrical program at Parkland Campus for Indigenous students

A six-month Applied Electrical Installation program is starting at Assiniboine Community College’s Parkland Campus this September for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who reside off of reserve. The college is now accepting applications from those interested in enrolling in the program, with space for 14 students. The delivery of the program is being made […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2017156 Views

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Travelling exhibit finishes 4,500 kilometre journey at the U of S

SASKATOON – A collaborative mixed-media art exhibit telling the story of Indigenous peoples living in river deltas in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and the Northwest Territories will be on display in the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre at the University of Saskatchewan until Friday, August 4, 2017. Aug 1, 2017 The exhibit—featuring canoes, video screens, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017128 Views

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Witness Blanket exhibition on at Royal Roads Library – RRU

August 1, 2017 A national monument that stands to recognize the atrocities of the residential school era will be on display at Royal Roads University this August. The Witness Blanket is a large-scale art installation made from hundreds of artifacts reclaimed from residential schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures across Canada. Letters, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2017122 Views

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New playground at Leo Ussak School in Rankin Inlet

August 02, 2017 Leo Ussak students, their families and other community members can now enjoy more exercise and play at the newly built playground in the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet. The new playground is a public space designed for children and youth of all ages. It includes monkey bars, slides and areas for climbing that […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017118 Views

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ICRC Preparing Book On Inuvialuit-Owned Schooners; Invites Story and Photo Contributions

August 01, 2017 Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC) invites the contribution of stories and photographs of Inuvialuit-owned schooners as they plan and prepare to publish a book on that same topic. Learn More About Inuvialuit-Owned Schooners At the height of the trapping era, sources estimate that there were up to 50 Inuvialuit-owned schooners. Many of these are still fondly remembered in stories. ICRC has found information […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017104 Views

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Post-secondary education opens doors to a bright tomorrow

Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Awards valued at $120,000 for ten outstanding students MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 1, 2017 – Knowledge First Financial Inc. is pleased to announce the 2017 Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Award recipients. More than 1,500 students expressed interest in the awards, made available through a new online application created in partnership […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 2017193 Views

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Dawn Dumont Reading And Signing – Usask.ca

August 2, 2017 Comedian, columnist and author Dawn Dumont will be at McNally Robinson Books, located at 3130 8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK signing her book, “Glass Beads”. This event takes place on Thursday, August 3 at 7:00 pm. Read More: https://words.usask.ca/iportal/2017/08/02/dawn-dumont-reading-and-signing/

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 2017116 Views

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Queen’s Reads takes on The Break – Queen’s Gazette

July 31, 2017 The Queen’s community is invited to join the university’s common reading program this coming academic year, and engage in discussions, events and activities that build community and explore themes of identity, diversity, Indigenous culture, sexual violence and resilience. The 2017-18 Queen’s Reads book is The Break by Winnipeg author Katherena Vermette. Finalist […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 2017109 Views

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Indigenous women and the camera – Uregina.ca

August 1, 2017 Romanticized images of Indigenous women have endured for generations. Think of the myth of the postcard-perfect South Sea maiden, gazing out to the sea or the Indian princess, popularized in contemporary culture. According to Dr. Sherry Farrell Racette, Indigenous women have had a “long and problematic relationship with the camera.” Racette, a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 2017101 Views

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U of S names new executive director to lead School of Environment and Sustainability

SASKATOON – After decades of studying ecosystems on four continents, Irena Creed is coming to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) to lead the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS). Jul 31, 2017 The U of S has appointed Creed as the new executive director of SENS for a five-year term, effective Sept. 1. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 2017159 Views

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Participate in the Northern Lights 2018 Program – U Arctic

August 01, 2017 The Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) and the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce (LNCC) host Northern Lights, a high-profile business and cultural showcase of Nunavut, Nunavik, and Labrador/Nunatsiavut. Northern Lights 2018 will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, January 31-February 3, 2018. The Northern Lights Business & Cultural Showcase is […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201789 Views

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MSVU: Documenting a once-in-a-lifetime journey

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, a special ceremony was held at the wikuom on the Mount campus to mark the start of the adventure of the Warriors of the Red Road at Sea. This group of 45 Indigenous youth from communities across Canada will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime 25-day journey from Halifax to France aboard […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 2017125 Views

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NORDIK Institute’s Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (SEE) project to host nine weeks of workshops on Social Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Business basics

Monday, July, 31, 2017, Sault Ste. Marie ON – NORDIK Institute, Algoma University’s community-based research organization with ongoing goals of increasing employment and promoting community resilience is hosting a series of nine workshops geared to Social Enterprises, Social Entrepreneurs and new business start-ups. The Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Northern Region Partnership workshops will be held […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 2017194 Views

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Queen’s launches 2017-18 common reading program – Queen’s Gazette

July 31, 2017 The Queen’s community is invited to join the university’s common reading program this coming academic year, and engage in discussions, events and activities that build community and explore themes of identity, diversity, Indigenous culture, sexual violence and resilience. The 2017-18 Queen’s Reads book is The Break by Winnipeg author Katherena Vermette. Finalist for the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201797 Views

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Learning, discovery, new friends highlight summer program for Indigenous undergrad scholar – McMaster Daily News

July 28, 2017 The summer has been special for McMaster student Rebecca Crawford. Crawford is one of 17 undergraduate students who spent the past eight weeks participating in the Indigenous Undergraduate Summer Research Scholars (IUSRS) program. Crawford has been working under the supervision of Dr. M. Constantine Samaan, associate professor in pediatrics at McMaster University […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 2017174 Views

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MRU: Cultural understanding and resilience as anchors

Latasha Calf Robe wins prestigious Calgary Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award Latasha Calf Robe is a recent graduate of the Bissett School of Business who is now balancing staff duties at Mount Royal responsibilities between the Office of Teaching and Learning and the Institute for Community Prosperity. She was recently honoured at the 31st annual Calgary Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards ceremony, where she received […]

by pmnationtalk on July 31, 2017144 Views

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VIU Forges Relationships With Sanala Residents and Neighbours

University staff host outreach event at Sanala, formerly King Arthur Court, to raise awareness about the Canada Learning Bond and VIU’s Tuition Waiver Program Vancouver Island University (VIU) staff is raising awareness about two programs that make post-secondary education more accessible and affordable. Ruby Barclay, VIU’s Peer Support Navigator for the Tuition Waiver Program, and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 2017170 Views

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Applications invited: Seeking Canada 150 Research Chair applicants – MUN

July 28, 2017 Memorial University invites applications from outstanding internationally-based (living and working outside of Canada) scholars and researchers to fill one or more positions, pending a successful nomination under the Canada 150 Research Chairs Program. Successful applicants would commence their appointments, at the latest, by Dec. 31, 2018. The Canada 150 Research Chairs Program invests $117.6 […]

by pmnationtalk on July 28, 2017501 Views

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Writing is the air I breathe: Publishing as an Inuit writer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 28, 2017 By Norma Dunning, PhD candidate, Department of Educational Policy Studies, Indigenous Peoples Education, University of Alberta THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2017201 Views

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The Government of Canada funds a school feasibility study at Curve Lake First Nation

July 28, 2017      Curve Lake First Nation, Ontario     Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada believes every First Nation child deserves the best start in life and we are committed to working with First Nations to support quality education and learning environments for their youth. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on July 28, 2017239 Views

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Ana Caldwell graduation ceremony inspires First Nation success – CBC

Despite growing academic success, Indigenous students still face hurdles Jul 28, 2017 Trinity Fletcher stood shoulder to shoulder with her Caldwell First Nation chief and listened to just some of what she’s accomplished so far in her young life. Honour roll student, Ontario scholar, member of her school’s leadership group — her academic record speaks […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2017149 Views

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Qalipu hopes province takes an integrated approach to indigenous education – The Western Star

Indigenous education has been a major file for the Qalipu First Nation Band since its formation in 2011, and to see it now become a priority for the provincial government is something the band applauds. “The membership is very interested in cultural awakening,” said band manager Keith Goulding on Thursday. With the size of the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2017126 Views

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Feasibility study for school at Curve Lake First Nation north of Peterborough planned – The Peterborough Examiner

July 28, 2017 CURVE LAKE – Curve Lake First Nation is expecting a funding announcement on Friday: the federal government is committing money for a school feasibility study. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett will make the announcement alongside Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef, the MP for Peterborough-Kawartha. “This study will identify the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2017244 Views

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Indigenous and Inner-city Youth Score with RRC

July 27, 2017 WINNIPEG, MB – Eighteen NHL quality game-used hockey sticks have been given a new life at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre (WASAC), where they will be used by Winnipeg youth dreaming of becoming the next Mark Scheifele or Jocelyne Larocque. The sticks, which were damaged or broken during last season’s Winnipeg Jets […]

by pmnationtalk on July 27, 2017251 Views

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imagineNATIVE Announces 2017 Labs

imagineNATIVE/DGC Ontario Lab for Indigenous Directors from Canada Deadline for applications: August 29, 2017 Applicants notified: September 8, 2017 imagineNATIVE with support of the DGC Ontario announces the 2017 imagineNATIVE Lab for Indigenous Film Directors from Canada co-presented by DGC Ontario. The imagineNATIVE/DGC Ontario Lab for Indigenous Film Directors from Canada is designed to hone the skills and knowledge base of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 27, 2017175 Views

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Sioux Valley, Assiniboine partner for residential framing program

A 12-week Residential Framing program is now underway in Sioux Valley Dakota Nation thanks to a partnership between the community and Assiniboine Community College. “Graduates will be able to put their new skills to work in a way that will be felt and seen by the community, said Tannis James, Director of Continuing Studies at […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2017163 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Carolyn Bennett to Announce Funding for a School Feasibility Study in Curve Lake, Ontario

Curve Lake – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, joined by the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, will announce funding for a school feasibility study in Curve Lake, Ontario. This study will identify the best approach to ensure that […]

by pmnationtalk on July 27, 2017197 Views

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“Pair of Socks” lands MAP grad on top of national art competition – Uregina.ca

July 27, 2017 Leave it up to the creative mind of an artist to transform an everyday item into an acclaimed piece of art. Audie Murray has done just that by transforming a pair of well-worn, slightly stained sports socks into something special. Murray has received an early career boost after graduating with a Bachelor […]

by pmnationtalk on July 27, 2017130 Views

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The International Forest Forum of the Barents/ Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) in Arkhangelsk

The International Forest Forum of the Barents/ Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) on ‘Adaptation of forests in the Barents region under the conditions of climate change. National forest and climate related policy of the Council of the Barents / Euro-Arctic Region countries’ is to be held in Arkhangelsk, the Russian Federation, on September 21, 2017. The agenda […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2017103 Views

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Helping Indigenous students succeed in school

The Alberta government is supporting summer literacy camps that will help hundreds of Indigenous students build their literacy and numeracy skills so they can have greater success in school. The camps are being offered to Indigenous students in 14 communities across Alberta this summer through Frontier College, a national charitable literacy organization. The camps and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2017195 Views

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From Struggling Student to Empowered Change Maker – VIU

How Tasha Brooks found her passion through VIU’s MBA Program and is making a difference in her community Ten years ago, Tasha Brooks found herself begging Santa Claus for a C+ in accounting so she could continue in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Bachelor of Business Administration program. Fast forward to today, and Brooks has just […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2017183 Views

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Government of Canada provides opportunities for Marystown youth

Youth facing barriers to employment benefit from job skills training and employment opportunities July 27, 2017    Marystown, NL     Employment and Social Development Canada Building a strong middle class means giving Canada’s youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs. That’s why the Honourable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement […]

by pmnationtalk on July 27, 2017101 Views

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ATCO Indigenous Scholarship Program 2017 – Treaty 8 Tribal Association

See if you are qualified for the Indigenous Scholarship Program 2017, see details below. Deadline is August 25, 2017. Indigenous_Scholarship_Program_Brochure_2017 NT5

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017156 Views

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Supreme Court: National Energy Board needs to consult with Indigenous peoples over energy projects

26Jul2017 “The Supreme Court of Canada has quashed plans for seismic testing in Nunavut, delivering a major victory to Inuit who argued they were inadequately consulted before the National Energy Board gave oil companies the green light to conduct this disruptive activity.” (CBC) Sébastien Jodoin, Faculty of Law, McGill University “This is an important victory […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 2017104 Views

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International Alumnus Justin Chiu Gifts $300,000 to Support New Student Centre at Trent

July 25, 2017 The highly-anticipated Trent University Student Centre has received a $300,000 funding boost thanks to the generosity of international alumnus and Trent supporter, Justin Chiu ’76. Dr. Chiu’s gift to the Student Centre will contribute to enhancing the exceptional student experience at Trent that he personally attributes to helping him become the dynamic […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017117 Views

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