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Province Invests Additional $400,000 for a Total of $1 Million in Expansion, Upgrades to Training Centre in Powerview-Pine Falls

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September 14, 2010

Retraining Former Tembec Workers is Key To Redeveloping Regional Economy: Howard

The province is investing $400,000 to complete expansions and upgrades at the Winnipeg River Learning Centre, which will offer new training programs for former workers at the Tembec paper mill in Powerview-Pine Falls, Labour and Immigration Minister Jennifer Howard announced today.

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Media Advisory: Member of Parliament Laurie Hawn Makes Announcement About Aboriginal Programs in Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta – Sept. 14, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament (Edmonton Centre), will make an announcement about Aboriginal programs in Edmonton tomorrow.

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Calling All Aboriginal Youth “Who Lead the Way”

September 13, 2010

Aboriginal youth interested in aquatics and leadership development are encouraged to apply to the Nîkânihew (Neek–An–I–Ew) program starting October 4, 2010.

Nîkânihew means “one who leads the way” in Cree. This Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program combines cultural teachings and guidance from Aboriginal elders with water safety education, first aid, CPR and leadership skills offered through the City of Edmonton.

by NationTalk on September 13, 2010674 Views

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Call to imagineNATIVE filmmakers, WIFT-T Convergent Media Program

September 13, 2010

“Call to imagineNATIVE filmmakers: Free registration to Convergent Media Program to one female filmmaker of Indigenous descent – $600+ Value!”

WIFT (Women in Film & Television – Toronto)
Convergent Media Program

Essential for those who want to understand the transition from conventional to digital media, the WIFT-T Convergent Media Program teaches participants how to translate film or television projects to digital platforms while remaining focused on monetization.

by NationTalk on September 13, 2010741 Views

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The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) 2010 Medal and Award Recipients

Ottawa, Sept. 13 – The Royal Society of Canada has announced the recipients of 12 medals and awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in several fields of research and scholarship.

“We are so delighted that these scholars have been recognized for their outstanding achievements in the social sciences, in the arts and humanities, and in the sciences,” said RSC President Roderick A. Macdonald. “This recognition speaks to the impact of the research of the recipients internationally as well to their contributions to Canadian intellectual culture.”

by NationTalk on September 13, 2010628 Views

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TRU increases space for Aboriginal student support

September 10, 2010

The Aboriginal students at Thompson Rivers University now have a larger area for support to help them succeed at their post-secondary education with today’s official opening of the newly renovated Cplul’Kw’ten.

by NationTalk on September 13, 2010668 Views

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NAPT Announces 2011 Open Call for Filmmakers

Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. (NAPT) proudly announces its annual Open Call for proposals from filmmakers. With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the NAPT Public Television Program Fund will award support to video projects with significant Native involvement–including documentary, performance, cultural/public affairs and animation–and help bring the projects to national broadcast on public television. Submitted proposals must be postmarked by March 16, 2011.

by NationTalk on September 12, 2010629 Views

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imagineNATIVE’s Annual Doc and Drama Pitch competition! – “One week left to apply!”

Deadline Thursday, September 16, 2010

September 10, 2010

There is only a week remaining to submit your pitch idea for
imagineNATIVE’s Annual Doc and Drama Pitch competition!
If you are coming to the Festival, this is a great opportunity
to have your next project hit the ground running!
See complete details below.

Questions can be forwarded to pitch@imagineNATIVE.org.”

by NationTalk on September 12, 2010713 Views

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Surrey BC- Métis Nation British Columbia develops innovative Essential Skills Training Course for Aboriginal People in the Metro Vancouver Area

For Immediate Release: Wednesday September 8, 2010

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) is entering into a strategic partnership with Metro Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy (MVUAS) to deliver the Skills Enhancement for Aboriginal Learners (SEAL) program.

The SEAL program developed by MNBC Employment & Training staff is an integrated approach to Aboriginal labour market programming that identifies Aboriginal learner’s challenges, and provides essential skills training that will ensure that they can better participate in current economic opportunities.

by NationTalk on September 12, 20101560 Views

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93 People across the Province Receive Education Awards

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
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Sept. 10, 2010

Ministry of Housing and Social Development

Vancouver – The Province is providing $74,750 in awards and bursaries to 93 people across B.C. living in subsidized housing through the BC Housing Education Awards Program to help them pursue their educational goals and achieve positive life changes, announced Rich Coleman, Minister of Housing and Social Development.

by NationTalk on September 11, 20101077 Views

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Government seeks input from youth

September 7, 2010

Youth Advisory Panel recruits new members for 2010-11

Edmonton… The Alberta government invites youth with strong leadership skills and a passion for community service to apply to become members of the 2010-11 Youth Advisory Panel.

by NationTalk on September 11, 2010701 Views

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McGuinty Government Helping Aboriginal Youth Find Successful Careers

September 7, 2010

More Aboriginal youth who are considering careers in mineral exploration and mining have new resources available to explore opportunities in the industry.

by NationTalk on September 11, 2010774 Views

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Labour Force Survey August 2010

August 2010 (Previous release)

Employment increased by 36,000 in August. At the same time, the unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points to 8.1%, as more people entered the labour force.

by NationTalk on September 10, 2010547 Views

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Media Advisory: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Brandon, Manitoba – Sept. 10, 2010 – Please be advised that Shelly Glover, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, will be making an important announcement on behalf of Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, related to Aboriginal skills development at the Manitoba Metis Federation Annual General Assembly.

by NationTalk on September 10, 2010575 Views

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Indigenous Speaker Series—Dr. Jo-ann Archibald discusses “Indigenous Storywork”, September 30, 2010

Thu, 09 Sep 2010

September 30, 2010
2:30-4pm

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald (Stó:lo Nation), Associate Dean of Indigenous Education, University of British Columbia, and author of Indigenous Storywork, will talk about how stories have the power to educate and heal the heart, mind, body, and spirit. Location: Lansdowne Campus, Fisher Building, 100.

by NationTalk on September 10, 20101658 Views

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Canadians head back to school, Aboriginal students still shut out

Ottawa, Sept. 10 – While college and university students across the country have started their classes, thousands of Aboriginal students are unable to access post-secondary education due to a lack of funding.

by NationTalk on September 10, 2010596 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in the Otehnikan Educational Society

Edmonton, Alberta – Sept. 10, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Peter Goldring, Member of Parliament (Edmonton East), today announced funding for the Otehnikan Educational Society.

by NationTalk on September 10, 2010641 Views

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Nominations Sought for Human Rights Award

Human Rights Commission
September 9, 2010

Partners for Human Rights and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission are looking for people and organizations that help promote unity and human rights in their communities.

Nominations for this year’s Human Rights Award are now being accepted.

by NationTalk on September 10, 2010642 Views

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Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing: ‘Back to School’ Should Include Investments in Nursing

Ottawa, Ontario – Sept. 9, 2010 – The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) is kicking off the academic year with the release of a report on the status of nursing education in Canada entitled “The Case for Healthier Canadians: Nursing Workforce Education for the 21st Century”. This report presents an accurate picture of the impact nursing will have on the Canadian healthcare system.

by NationTalk on September 9, 2010650 Views

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Premier presents Carcross educator with national literacy award

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September 8, 2010

WHITEHORSE – Premier Dennis Fentie presented the sixth annual Council of the Federation (COF) Literacy Award to Carcross educator Eleanor Millard at today’s special ceremony that coincided with International Literacy Day.

by NationTalk on September 9, 2010497 Views

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Mir Lecture sustains Suzuki

David Suzuki will be engaging audiences in the West Kootenay this September with a thought-provoking talk about an elder’s vision for our sustainable future.

Suzuki’s presentation is part of Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series and is founded on his recent book THE LEGACY that is a culmination of his knowledge and wisdom and his legacy for generations to come.

by NationTalk on September 9, 2010617 Views

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Free Community Programs Advance Adult Literacy

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
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Sept. 8, 2010

Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development

Victoria – Sixty-four community based literacy programs will help B.C. adults upgrade their education and enhance their basic skills so they can make the most of their potential and careers, announced Moira Stilwell, Minister for Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

by NationTalk on September 9, 2010899 Views

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Williams Lake Gathering Place Opens

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For Immediate Release
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Sept. 8, 2010

Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development

Williams Lake – The Aboriginal community at Thompson Rivers University’s Williams Lake campus now have more support to help them succeed at their post-secondary education with today’s opening of a specially-designed gathering place, announced Donna Barnett, MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.

by NationTalk on September 9, 2010652 Views

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New report reveals the future of literacy in Canada’s largest cities

September 8, 2010—A new report from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) provides an unprecedented look at the future state of adult literacy in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, from 2001 through 2031.

by NationTalk on September 8, 2010706 Views

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The Government of Canada celebrates International Literacy Day

Ottawa, Ontario, September 8, 2010—Strong literacy skills are essential to helping Canadians build stronger families and communities, declared the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, as she marked International Literacy Day.

by NationTalk on September 8, 2010581 Views

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Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay celebrates second anniversary

For Immediate Release August 31, 2010

The Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay, home to one of three Northwest Community College (NWCC) campuses on Haida Gwaii, celebrated its second anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 22. The Centre began its celebrations with a Clan Parade, then featured family activities that took place throughout the day and ended with fireworks on the beachfront.

by NationTalk on September 8, 2010612 Views

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Public education, not so public anymore-says OECD

Ottawa, Sept. 7 – Nearly 50% of funding for Canada’s post-secondary institutions comes from private sources according to a report released today by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

“High tuition fees have replaced government funding to such an extent that nearly half of the funding for Canada’s colleges and universities comes from private sources,” said David Molenhuis, National Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students. “This increased reliance on user fees has caused federal student loan debt to hit $15 billion this month.”

by NationTalk on September 7, 2010466 Views

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The City contest provides another incentive to teach financial literacy #fcac

FCAC to award SMART Board™ and laptops to winners

September 07, 2010

Ottawa – Teachers and students can gain something extra from their classroom work this year if they enrol in The City, an online interactive resource that teaches basic financial skills.

by NationTalk on September 7, 2010585 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Youth Career Fair in Drumheller

Drumheller, Alberta – Sept. 7, 2010 – Drumheller youth will have the opportunity to meet local employers and explore career opportunities thanks to support from the Government of Canada. Mr. Kevin Sorenson, Member of Parliament for Crowfoot, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

by NationTalk on September 7, 2010619 Views

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Ministers of Education Deliver on Education Data

Toronto, Sept. 7 – The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), released extensive data today on Canada’s education systems as part of its ongoing commitment to quality education data and research.

The second report in a series begun in 2009, Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective, 2010, expands on the data collected for OECD’s flagship publication, Education at a Glance, which was released today in Paris. CMEC’s report facilitates the comparison of education systems in Canada’s provinces and territories with those of OECD member countries.

by NationTalk on September 7, 2010566 Views

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2010 Rights and Freedom Prize – Only Seven Days Left to Submit A Candidacy

Montreal, Sept. 7 2010 – The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse is issuing a reminder to all individuals and organizations who wish to submit their candidacy for the 2010 Rights and Freedom Prize, that they have until September 14 to do so.

by NationTalk on September 7, 2010637 Views

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Government of Canada Partners to Provide Training for Aboriginal People in the North

Calgary, Alberta, Sep 7, 2010 — On behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Minister Responsible for the North, today announced $12 million in funding to the Contaminates Remediation Training Organization of Canada (CRTOC) for its Caring for the Land project. Based out of Calgary, Alberta, this project will provide training opportunities for Aboriginal people, primarily in the North. The project is funded by the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership program, which is supported under Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

by NationTalk on September 7, 2010768 Views

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Coming together to decolonize field education

September 3, 2010

The federal government has announced a significant investment in an Aboriginal research project at Thompson Rivers University that will examine unique cultural and traditional Aboriginal knowledge to improve social work and human service field education at the local and global level.

by NationTalk on September 7, 2010696 Views

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Consultations to Begin on Early Childhood Learning Strategy

Education
September 3, 2010

To better prepare young children for lifelong learning, support their development and ease their transition into school, the Provincial Government is moving forward with a strategic plan for early childhood learning. The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Education, today announced public consultations to assist with development of the strategy.

by NationTalk on September 3, 2010916 Views

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Aboriginal Workers Can Help Sustain Labour Force Growth, but Increased Immigration Levels still Needed

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Ottawa, Sept. 3 – As Labour Day approaches, a shortage in the Canadian workforce looms, and it is expected to hit as early as 2012. Increasing the presence of currently underrepresented groups in the Canadian labour force – such as Aboriginal peoples – would alleviate some of the shortfall.

by NationTalk on September 3, 20101188 Views

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Governor General’s Women’s Conference: “Together for Women’s Security”

Women’s Conference 2010
September 2, 2010

Ottawa—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will host the conference “Together for Women’s Security” at Rideau Hall, on September 9 and 10, 2010. The event will gather women and men from all provinces and territories.

by NationTalk on September 2, 2010814 Views

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Provincial Government Announces Consultations to Develop a Strategy for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

Human Resources, Labour and Employment
September 2, 2010

As part of its ongoing commitment to ensure equal opportunities for all members of society, the Provincial Government has announced consultations to develop a strategy for the inclusion of persons with disabilities.

by NationTalk on September 2, 2010667 Views

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Call for Applications to “Active After School” Program

R(16)496 – Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Schools and community groups are invited to apply for funding to run “physically active after school” programs during the coming school year.

Through the Active After School Program, the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) and the NWT Sport and Recreation Council provide direct financial support to schools and community groups to get kids moving after school.

by NationTalk on September 2, 2010626 Views

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Bruce Stonefish elected as First Nations Director to OPSBA

Toronto, Sept. 1 – The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Bruce Stonefish, a trustee with the Lambton Kent District School Board, has been elected as the Association’s First Nations Director. Bruce will be supported in his role as First Nations Director by Grace Fox, a trustee from Rainbow District School, who has held the position of First Nations Director for the past 4 years and is now Alternate Director.

by NationTalk on September 2, 2010766 Views

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Help choose Robert Munsch’s 30th Book with Scholastic Canada

VISIT www.scholastic.ca AND VOTE NOW!

Toronto, Sept. 1 – To celebrate Robert Munsch’s 30th book with Scholastic Canada, fans of Canada’s bestselling author can decide which story will be published in May 2011.

by NationTalk on September 2, 2010811 Views

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Helping students make the best choice for post-secondary education

September 1, 2010—Choosing which university or college to attend can be a daunting task for students and their parents. As high school students return to school and begin to consider which post-secondary institution they would like to attend, a new report from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) is proposing a tool that would help students select the educational path that best meets their needs—as part of a new comprehensive framework for post-secondary education in Canada.

by NationTalk on September 1, 2010562 Views

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CanNor Helps Extend Research Season and Create Jobs on Herschel Island

Whitehorse, Yukon – Sept. 1, 2010 – The scientific research season in the Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park on Herschel Island will be extended by several weeks, thanks to an investment by the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.

The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), today announced an investment of $68,270 to renovate the Pacific Steam Whaling Company community house which was built in 1893 and is now used as an accommodation centre for scientists and park interpreters.

by NationTalk on September 1, 2010575 Views

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Government of Canada Partners to Provide Employment for Aboriginal People in the Northwest Territories

Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories – Sept. 1, 2010 – The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today announced a partnership with the Dehcho First Nations Futures Society for its Our People, Our Future project. The project will help prepare Aboriginal people in the Northwest Territories for employment opportunities created through construction and petroleum exploration and production.

by NationTalk on September 1, 2010607 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Research and Graduate Students

(SUDBURY, Ont., September 1, 2010)—The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today announced a significant federal investment to further the development of talent and knowledge among Canada’s top scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Through grants and scholarships awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), these investments, totalling some $190.5 million, will support nearly 4,000 of Canada’s best researchers.

by NationTalk on September 1, 2010726 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Aboriginal Youth in Calgary

Calgary, September 1, 2010 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Lee Richardson, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre), today announced funding for Calgary-area Aboriginal youth projects, including New Tribe magazine, the Aboriginal Youth Animation Project, and the Niipaitapiiyssin Leadership Program

by NationTalk on September 1, 2010787 Views

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Governor General to Invest 53 Recipients Into the Order of Canada

Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony
August 31, 2010

Ottawa—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will preside over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, September 3, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. The Governor General, who is Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order, will bestow the honour on four Companions, 19 Officers and 30 Members.

by NationTalk on August 31, 20101035 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Research on Inuit Leadership and Governance

Iqaluit, Nunavut, August 30, 2010 — Today, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced the Government of Canada’s support for a comprehensive six-year research and training project on Inuit leadership and governance. This project will for the first time create a recorded history of Canada’s Inuit leadership and develop training for future Inuit leaders.

by NationTalk on August 31, 20101473 Views

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The Government of Canada Helps Saskatoon Youth Prepare for Jobs

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – August 30, 2010 – Local youth who face barriers to employment will get job preparation training and work experience through the Government of Canada’s support for an employment project. Mr. Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon–Wanuskewin, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

by NationTalk on August 30, 2010665 Views

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Historic Partnership Signed to Support First Nation Students in Prince Edward Island

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (August 30, 2010) – The Government of Canada, the Government of Prince Edward Island and the Mi’kmaq First Nations of Prince Edward Island have signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on education. The MOU will support the province’s First Nation learners from early childhood through to post-secondary education. The Memorandum of Uunderstanding provides a common vision for the educational success of Mi’kmaq learners, supporting them in reaching their full learning potential.

by NationTalk on August 30, 20101222 Views

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GNWT Awards Scholarships to Seven NWT Aviation Students

R(16)491 – Friday, August 27, 2010

Seven students who are pursuing careers in the NWT’s aviation industry received $5,000 scholarships today.

The scholarships are funded by the GNWT Department of Transportation, Discovery Air, and Adlair Aviation through the Aviation Career Development Program. This is the 10th year of the program, and close to $400,000 has been contributed over that period to help pay for aviation-related education and training.

by NationTalk on August 29, 2010957 Views

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