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U of T leading a new training program to strengthen Ontario’s public health workforce

Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change aims to improve professional skills in health equity, population health assessment and effective public health practice Earlier this spring, the University of Toronto received a $1-million Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health-and Well-Being grant to support a comprehensive training program to improve the knowledge, skills and performance […]

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Manitoba gets high marks on teaching about Indigenous issues – Winnipeg Sun

Manitoba has received top marks on how it’s teaching children on Indigenous issues by making education on residential schools, treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory requirement for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. Manitoba was the only province and territory to receive Excellent marks for both public consultation and implementation […]

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KPDSB Overhauls Aboriginal Trustee Policy – 89.5 The Lake FM

October 10, 2018 The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board has overhauled it’s policy for choosing a trustee to represent aboriginal students. In the past, the school board had developed a very complicated system based on tuition agreements and student numbers. Now, the public school board has decided to shift the decision making to local treaty organizations. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201821 Views

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First Peoples Child & Family Review Vol 13, No 1 (2018)

Foreword Marc St. Dennis Coordinating Editor of First Peoples Child & Family Review, First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Contact: mstdennis@fncaringsociety.com Dear readers, It is my great pleasure to present volume 13(1) of the First Peoples Child & Family Review, which includes 7 brilliant published submissions from researchers and […]

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Mount Saint Vincent U: Second Annual event for girls, by girls

October 9, 2018 International Day of the Girl 2018 The Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender and Social Justice (AMI) at Mount Saint Vincent University is set to host its second-annual celebration of the UN International Day of the Girl Child featuring the stories of inspirational girls from across Nova Scotia. “The goal of this […]

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SPU is invited to demonstrate against violence

On Thursday, October 18, the Moose Hide Campaign organization will hold its national day of fasting and support in the struggle to end violence against women and children. On this day, the entire Saint Paul University community is invited to wear the moose hide and to march from Confederation Park to Parliament Hill from noon […]

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How children can make silenced voices heard – The Source

October 09-23 UBC Public Scholars Award recipient Claudia Diaz worked as a manager of social education programs in Chilean inner city schools before moving to Canada for graduate school, including a PhD in Educational Studies at UBC. Her current research addresses the silenced presence of Indigenous people in B.C. and proposes ways of making their […]

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Work of BU artist Lisa Wood on display in Regina

October 9, 2018 BRANDON – After a successful opening recently, an exhibition by Brandon University (BU) faculty member and visual artist Lisa Wood will run until November 17 at a Regina art gallery. Wood’s exhibition, Openings, presents a unique perspective of an exhibition opening at Neutral Ground. In October 2017 Wood documented the opening of […]

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Gabriel Dumont Institute: The New Look of La Loche

Oct 4, 2018 On June 20th and 21st, 2018, Gabriel Dumont Institute celebrated the official opening of our $1.6 million expansion of the La Loche programming building. The one time RCMP detachment had become too small to accommodate the growing demand for the Institute’s programs and services in La Loche. The Institute received $880,000 in […]

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Community Foundation of NL and Memorial’s Harris Centre to release province’s fifth Vital Signs report

DATE: Oct. 9 The 2018 edition of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Vital Signs will be released on Oct. 10, 2018. The newspaper-style publication highlights quality of life issues in the province and is a collaboration between the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and Memorial University’s Harris Centre. The launch event will be held at Memorial […]

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From the Perspective of the First Mainers: Workshop Teaches Wabanaki History – Bowdoin

The Wabanaki map literally at the center of a recent Bowdoin workshop was imprinted, like a fabric mosaic, of images integral to the history of the Wabanaki people and their culture: a red eagle, a tri-colored dream catcher, fish, and mammals. Over the course of the workshop, the Wabanaki map—the colorful storyboard in the middle […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201826 Views

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TRU: Salmon run puts Indigenous issues into perspective

October 05, 2018 Bears will grab spawning salmon from the shallow Adams River waters and pull them up to shore. The bones and bits of flesh they leave behind provide rich fertilizer for the cedars and other Interior rainforest trees and shrubs along the trails of Tsútswecw Provincial Park. Dominant salmon-run years (that occur every […]

by pmnationtalk on October 9, 201834 Views

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BC Government: Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education winners announced on World Teachers’ Day

Oct. 5, 2018 VICTORIA – From an Indigenous support worker in Courtenay passionate about her heritage, to a life-changing school principal in Surrey and an inclusion-focused teacher in Lillooet, the nine inaugural winners of the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education have proven their dedication to helping British Columbian students succeed. “The teachers, administrators and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201839 Views

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Dal’s 9th‑annual Mawio’mi a chance for celebration and reflection

October 5, 2018 It’s tough to miss the hypnotic sound of drumming as it reverberates across Dal’s Studley Campus each October as part of the university’s Mawio’mi. And as in past years, those beckoned by the beat to Dal’s ninth-annual powwow next Thursday (October 11) will discover food, music and dancing. Dalhousie Mawio’mi Thursday, October […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 201855 Views

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U of Regina: Dr. John Archer Library to celebrate 50 years with Town Hall and Open House event

October 4, 2018 In an era when people think that no one uses libraries anymore, Brett Waytuck and the Dr. John Archer Library team couldn’t disagree more, and the stats back them up. For the past 50 years, the Library has been the educational epicentre of the University of Regina, and on October 11 the […]

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University of Waterloo to hold 117th convocation

October 4, 2018 More than 2,000 students will receive their degrees at Waterloo’s 117th convocation, and the University will install a new chancellor and award four honorary doctorates. Waterloo will install Dominic Barton, managing partner emeritus of McKinsey & Company, as its 11thchancellor on October 27 at 10 a.m. Barton stepped down as the firm’s global […]

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 201846 Views

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Cumberland College: Orange Shirt Day Events Grow!

October 04, 2018 Cumberland College, along with a number of community partners (Marguerite Riel Centre, the Town of Nipawin, Saskatchewan Health Authority, North East School Division, Kids First and Nipawin Rotary) hosted Orange Shirt Day events in Nipawin and Melfort on September 28, 2018. Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of St. Joseph Mission Residential […]

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Federal Minister Visits KPDSB Program – 89.5 The Lake FM

October 5, 2018 The innovative Four Directions program offered by the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is getting rave reviews from the Federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs. The initiative links First Nations, Metis and Inuit Coaches with Indigenous students with programs and services to help them graduate high school. Carolyn Bennett met with […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 201829 Views

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Selkirk College Invites Indigenous Wisdom with Truth and Reconciliation Series

OCT 04 2018 Indigenous Services at Selkirk College is leading the conversation about Truth and Reconciliation with a speaker series that brings Indigenous wisdom to the forefront. In partnership with the Mir Centre for Peace, Jordan Abel will be the latest speaker to ask what it means to be Indigenous. Abel is a Nisga’a writer from […]

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 201837 Views

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Fortune Announces NICO Community Education Programs

LONDON, ON, Oct. 4, 2018  – Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX: FT) (OTCQX: FTMDF) (“Fortune” or the “Company”) (www.fortuneminerals.com) announces two community sponsorship initiatives to support education in the Northwest Territories (“NWT”) as it advances its NICO Cobalt-Gold-Bismuth-Copper project toward construction. Fortune is pleased to be a co-sponsor, together with the NWT government, and other industry, community and education partners, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201834 Views

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U of Winnipeg: Ribbon Walk of Solidarity with MMIGW2S on October 4

On Thursday, October 4, The University of Winnipeg will honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit people (MMIGW2S) during a walk of solidarity. Staff, students, and faculty members are invited to take part — raising community awareness and demonstrating support for the families and survivors of this national tragedy. The […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201834 Views

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Hannah Claus’ words that are lasting unveiled at Macdonald Hall – Queen’s Journal

Montreal artist explores Indigenous relationship with law October 4, 2018 On Friday, the law faculty unveiled artist Hannah Claus’ words that are lasting. The installation increased Macdonald Hall’s Indigenous representation as the building sees growing tension over its name. Days before a talk praising John A. Macdonald, the work was installed amid calls to remove Macdonald references from […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201827 Views

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Advisory committee for Yukon education resumes work

On September 20, 2018, the Advisory committee for Yukon education met to resume its work providing input and advice on supporting students and improving the public education system in Yukon. At this meeting, government staff reported progress to the committee on various initiatives, including the implementation of Yukon’s resigned school curriculum. They presented on how […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201839 Views

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FNEC Extends Invitation to Dialogue to New CAQ Government

Wendake, October 2 October 2018 – The day after the provincial election, the First Nations Education Council (FNEC) wants to reiterate the importance of First Nations education in Quebec. In recent years, the FNEC and many other First Nations organizations have managed to put forth their expertise and call governments’ attention to the importance of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201837 Views

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Survivors share stories on Orange Shirt Day – Pictou Advocate

October 3, 2018 PICTOU LANDING — Smiles overcame the solemnity of Orange Shirt Day on Friday at Pictou Landing First Nation. The orange t-shirts worn by participants bore a message this year indicating the service beside the community’s monument was “in honour of residential school survivors and in memory of those who did not.” The […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201832 Views

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Fleming College hosting OACYC Provincial Conference in Spring 2019

Peterborough ON – (October 3, 2018) – The Child and Youth Care (CYC) program at Fleming College is proud to announce it will host the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC) Provincial Conference from June 12-14, 2019 at Sutherland Campus in Peterborough, Ontario. This unique gathering, located on the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiigi […]

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Students taking part in reconciliation walk today – Prince George Citizen

October 2, 2018 On the heels of Orange Shirt Day, a new event will step forward for Prince George’s restoration of Aboriginal relationships. The Central Interior Native Health Society will welcome about 240 students from School District 57 and neighbouring School District 91 to take part in the Walk To Truth And Reconciliation. It happens […]

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Great Walk Celebrates 50 Years of Friendship between University and Curve Lake First Nation

On January 27, 1968 more than 200 hikers walked 17km from Trent to Curve Lake to celebrate the friendship between the University and local First Nation. Nearly 50 years later on September 22, 2018, close to 120 hikers gathered to recreate the walk as a symbol of Trent’s commitment to engaging with reconciliation. The day […]

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Seneca College opens Indigenous centre in North York – Toronto.com

Named after the Anishnaabe word “Odeyto” – which translates as “the good journey” – the multipurpose facility is the new home of FirstPeoples@Seneca. It is also accessible to members within the broader Indigenous community, Seneca said in a news release. It’s equipped with an office space, a computer lab, a kitchen and dedicated space for […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201834 Views

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An Indigenous View of Canada

Credits: The Agenda with Steve Paikin “The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada” is a four-volume collection meant to address the lack of resources about Indigenous history. Joining The Agenda to discuss the project is education advisor, Charlene Bearhead, and Julian Brave NoiseCat, a contributor to the atlas.

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 2018139 Views

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StFX Names Kerry Prosper as Inaugural Knowledge Keeper In-Residence During Treaty Day Event

October 2nd, 2018 St. Francis Xavier University has named Kerry Prosper, a respected Mi’kmaw elder, published author and Band Council member from Paqtnkek First Nation as its inaugural Knowledge Keeper In-Residence. The announcement was made Monday, October 1, at an event on the StFX campus to commemorate Treaty Day in Nova Scotia. Terena Francis, Co-ordinator […]

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Indigenous students at U of S push for own student union – CBC

Indigenous Students’ Council continuing boycott of U of S reconciliation talks Oct 02, 2018 Some Indigenous students at the University of Saskatchewan want to form their own student union. A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon on campus to discuss these and other possible changes. Indigenous students are currently represented by the Indigenous Students’ Council. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201871 Views

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Last chance to apply! Join the Land and Water Mentoring Program. – UM Today

October 2, 2018 —  Application period extended to October 8th Do you want to learn more about your relationship to Treaty, and to the Indigenous lands and waterways in our city? The Land and Water Mentoring Program will bring together grade 10 students from R. B. Russell Vocational High School with undergraduate and graduate students from […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201840 Views

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Cape Breton University Receives $75,000 Gift from Ted Nolan Foundation

On October 1, 2018, Ted Nolan, former NHL left-winger and head coach, presented Cape Breton University with a donation of $75,000 to establish the Rose Nolan Scholarship at CBU. The Rose Nolan Scholarship is being established by the Ted Nolan Foundation to assist First Nations women seeking to improve themselves through education and training. “The […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201841 Views

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University College of the North Unveils Changes to its Senior Administration

October 01, 2018 University College of the North (UCN) is reorganizing its senior administration to better improve its coordination and focus on student success, and to better support northern and Indigenous community economic and social development. The new organization replaces the previous model that saw four vice-presidents reporting to the president with a more streamlined […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201836 Views

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Yukon College: Tosh Southwick appointed as associate vice president Indigenous Engagement and Reconciliation

October 01, 2018 WHITEHORSE—Yukon College has promoted Tosh Southwick from executive director of First Nations Initiatives and Community, Innovation and Development to the newly–created position of associate vice president Indigenous Engagement and Reconciliation.  The new position has been created on the recommendation of an employee committee on Indigenization. Southwick will lead the reconciliation and Indigenization work at […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201841 Views

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Acadia Names New Indigenous Student Advisor

October 01, 2018 Dion Kaszas, Nlaka’pamux artist, teacher, and scholar, begins new role on November 5 When Acadia President Dr. Peter Ricketts released Acadia University’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report in March 2018, a significant goal of the broad ranging strategy was to strengthen Acadia’s support for Indigenous students and deepen […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201847 Views

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Indigenous forest grows at KPU Langley

October 01, 2018 Langley, B.C. – A new cohort of students has taken up the challenge of indigenizing and revitalizing the Logan Creek Floodplain around KPU’s Langley campus. The vision for an urban forest at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is coming to fruition thanks to a $25,000 grant from Tree Canada and the Canadian National Railway Company. The […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201889 Views

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Anishinabek Education System celebrates official launch

NIPISSING FIRST NATION (October 2, 2018) – The Kinoomaadziwin Education Body (KEB) opens the doors of its new head office location to the public today, at the official launch of the Anishinabek Education System (AES). More than 80 guests, including dignitaries, leadership, educators, students and citizens from the Anishinabek Nation, Canada and Ontario, are expected […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201874 Views

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Great Waters Challenge Launches in British Columbia – Water Canada

October 02, 2018 The Great Waters Challenge is officially re-launching in British Columbia. The challenge is a province-wide program for youth that facilitates school teams in planning and hosting water celebrations and days of action. From traditional Indigenous knowledge to scientific discoveries, youth will showcase diverse stories about water to a broader audience through an […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201827 Views

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How Canada can, and must, empower Indigenous communities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 1, 2018  By Walid Hejazi, Associate Professor of International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto 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: Walid […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201833 Views

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Cambrian College Enrolment Continues to Grow

October 1, 2018 SUDBURY – The upward trend in enrolment continues at Cambrian College. Enrolment numbers for this semester have surpassed last September’s numbers, which were the highest in 10 years. Approximately 4831 full- and part-time students are registered for classes this Fall semester, an increase of just under six per cent compared to September […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201841 Views

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Windsorites wore orange for the survivors of Canada’s residential schools – CBC

‘We want every Canadian to honour and never forget our true history of Canada’ Sep 30, 2018 Survivors of the Canadian residential school system told their stories to a crowd Friday at a healing circle as part of Orange Shirt Awareness day. The day has been acknowledged annually on Sept. 30 since 2013 and is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201827 Views

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Orange Shirt Day 2018 – OTC

The Western Development Museum was packed on Sept. 30 and everyone was wearing an orange shirt. The Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. hosted the community pancake breakfast to honour Orange Shirt Day. People received Reconciliation Saskatoon orange t-shirts as they arrived. “Great turnout,” said one attendee as he surveyed the massive hall with tables full […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201835 Views

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Humber to be First Public College in Canada to Adopt the Okanagan Charter

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Humber College will become the first public college or polytechnic in Canada to formally adopt the Okanagan Charter. By adopting the Charter, Humber is committed to embedding health and wellness in all aspects of its campus culture. This commitment to student and staff physical, mental and social well-being is a key way in […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201841 Views

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MSVU: Treaty Day and start of Mi’kmaq History Month

October 1, 2018 October 1 is Treaty Day and the start of Mi’kmaq History Month. Proclaimed in our province in 1993, Mi’kmaq History Month promotes awareness of Mi’kmaq culture and heritage for all citizens of Nova Scotia. “As we acknowledge in our opening remarks at every major Mount event, we live on traditional Mi’kmaq territory. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201849 Views

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A Pow Wow spans generations – Ryerson Today

September 28, 2018 On September 21, the Ryerson community came together for the first Ryerson Pow Wow since 2001. Held in the Kerr Hall Gym and open to the public, the Pow Wow included a sunrise ceremony, a prayer by Elder Joanne Dallaire, Indigenous dancing, drumming, singing, crafts, a market, and more. It was hosted […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201838 Views

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Camosun’s Dawn Smith is the first to defend doctoral dissertation in traditional territory

“What I like best about Camosun College, is that we practice what we preach,” says Dawn Smith, Camosun’s Indigenization and Sustainability Strategist, who recently became the first person in Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia to defend her thesis in her traditional Nuu-chah-nulth territory near Port Alberni. “We don’t just talk about […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201848 Views

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Cape Breton University Celebrates Treaty Day

October 1 in Nova Scotia marks not only the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month, but also the celebration of Treaty Day. Here in Nova Scotia, Treaty Day celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the 1752 Treaty of Peace and Friendship. In 1986, Grand Chief Donald Marshall Sr. proclaimed October 1 as Treaty Day to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201853 Views

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Indigenous students continue to gain meaningful employment through marine industry partnerships

September 25, 2018 Camosun College’s Coastal Centre reports that 100 per cent of students recently enrolled in a collaborative marine industry program received employment immediately upon graduation. The Ship Repair Entry Level Training (SRELT) program was delivered as part of a four-year Aboriginal Marine Training and Employment Program (AMTEP) between the Coast Salish Employment and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201830 Views

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