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The Healthy Aboriginal Network: Non-profit Promotion of Health, Literacy & Wellness

Diabetes prevention comic book
We’re just about to release An Invited Threat, our diabetes prevention comic book. It’s about a young boy and what he likes to eat more than anything – junk food. His family exercises and they eat together at the table, but they don’t always have time to prepare a healthy meal, so they rely on prepared foods. And it’s about someone who has the ability to change the dietary habits of his people – the local store manager. The story was focus group tested with youth and health professionals for its ability to convey the idea of what is, and what is not, healthy food. Pricing can be found at www.thehealthyaboriginal.net. All of our comics cost the same.

by NationTalk on March 11, 2008676 Views

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Cambrian a Partner in Northern Aboriginal Festival

Monday, March 10, 2008

On March 6, Cambrian College participated in a media conference to announce details of the inaugural Northern Aboriginal Festival, which will be held April 5 and 6 at the Sudbury Community arena. Cambrian College, Laurentian University, and the City of Greater Sudbury are collaborating to bring this festival to Sudbury and to grow an annual celebration that will enable people of all nations to experience traditional Aboriginal culture and traditions.

by NationTalk on March 11, 2008524 Views

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AMP Camp 2008 Begins

March 7, 2008

The Manitoba Audio Recording Industry (MARIA) is pleased to announce the beginning of AMP Camp 2008. This week-long residency for Aboriginal recording artists from across Canada will be held at the Misty Lake Lodge in Gimli, Manitoba from March 9-14, 2008.

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Second Agreement To Improve Aboriginal Student Success

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008EDU0033-000327
March 7, 2008

Ministry of Education

COMOX – Stan Hagen, Minister of Tourism, Sport and the Arts and Comox Valley MLA, joined with Aboriginal leaders and Comox Valley school district representatives today to sign the district’s second Aboriginal education enhancement agreement to help improve Aboriginal student achievement.

“The Comox Valley school district has been working hard to improve achievement levels for its Aboriginal students,” said Hagen. “Today’s agreement will build on that hard work and will help Comox Valley Aboriginal students achieve their best. All the partners deserve congratulations for this historic agreement.”

by NationTalk on March 8, 2008638 Views

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The Banff Centre Announces $25,000 Playwriting Competition

Media Release
For immediate release
March 7, 2008

The Banff Centre announces $25,000 playwriting competition
To celebrate its 75th Anniversary, The Banff Centre announces a national competition to commission a full-length play. The award, totaling more than $25,000, will also mark the 35th Anniversary of the Banff Playwrights Colony.

by NationTalk on March 8, 20082281 Views

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FNSA AGM & Conference – Effective Strategies for Excellent Results: Supporting Instruction & Leadership

FNSA AGM & Conference – Effective Strategies for Excellent Results: Supporting Instruction & Leadership
April 25-26, 2008 – Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver

The annual AGM and conference is an opportunity for teachers, school administrators, Band education coordinators, and others involved in the First Nations education system to network and learn from each other and from other professionals. This year we will offer over 20 different workshops on a variety of topics of interest for First Nations schools.

>Call for Exhibitors

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CIBC Donates $100,000 to National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation’s Education Program

Funds provide bursaries and scholarships to build brighter futures for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students

TORONTO, March 6 – CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) today announced a $100,000 donation to the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation’s education program of annual bursaries and scholarships that are provided to more than 600 First Nations, Inuit and Métis students enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies in a broad range of fields. This donation brings CIBC’s total support of this program to $800,000.

by NationTalk on March 6, 20081036 Views

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Twenty-One New Fishery Officers Set to Take Up Duty

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN–(March 6, 2008) – Twenty-one new fishery officers graduated from the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) fishery officer training program today. This brings to 105 the number of new officers hired by DFO since August 2006. These new officers will boost DFO’s monitoring and surveillance capacity and will enhance conservation efforts on Canadian waters.

“I can’t over-state just how important the role of these officers is in protecting and conserving fisheries resources for Canada and for the livelihoods of thousands of Canadians,” said Minister Hearn.

by NationTalk on March 6, 20081289 Views

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TD Waterhouse Investing in Youth Initiative Helps Bring The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to St. John’s Youth

Saturday event brings together youth from Froude Avenue, Rabbittown, Shea Heights and the Four Winds Aboriginal Youth Centres

ST. JOHN’S, March 6 – Inner city youth in St. John’s now have greater access to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award thanks to the TD Waterhouse Investing in Youth Initiative. TD Waterhouse’s goal is to remove barriers and increase participation in the Award and has provided funding for a local Field Officer who will focus on working with youth from Froude Avenue, Rabbittown, Shea Heights, and the Four Winds Aboriginal Youth Centres.

by NationTalk on March 6, 20081032 Views

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Helping Women Work In The Skilled Trades

McGuinty Government Celebrates International Women’s Day

TORONTO, March 6 –

NEWS

Ontario is providing 152 low-income women with training in carpentry, welding, horticulture, painting-decorating, cooking and landscaping.

Ontario is facing a shortage of skilled trades workers. By 2025, Canada’s skilled labour shortage will reach 1.2 million people.

by NationTalk on March 6, 20081750 Views

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National Job Fair & Training Expo partners Diversitycareers.ca

Published on Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The National Job Fair & Training Expo does more for diversity in the workplace with the addition of a new partner: DiversityCareers.ca

The National Job Fair & Training Expo is pleased to announce that DiversityCareers.ca joins as partner for the 2008 spring and fall editions in Toronto. The partnership with DiversityCareers.ca, Canada’s one-stop-diversity job site specializing on diversity employment and career development, starts with the upcoming 12th edition, scheduled on April 8 and 9, 2008, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building, Hall C).

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CIT Canada Offers Toronto Youth Opportunity to Attend The National Ballet of Canada

300 Tickets Donated to Inner City Youth Organizations

TORONTO, March 3 – CIT Financial Ltd. (“CIT Canada”), a unit of CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), a leading global commercial finance company, today announced that as part of its year-long Centennial it would donate 300 tickets to inner city youth organizations to attend the dress rehearsal of The National Ballet of Canada’s mixed programme.

Youths from organizations including St. Christopher’s House, Native Earth Performing Arts Theatre and 519 Church Street Community Centre will attend the mixed programme dress rehearsal of 24 Preludes by Chopin & Soldiers’ Mass & Rooster on March 8 at 2:00 p.m. In addition, the group will also participate in a pre-performance talk by Artist-in-Resident Rex Harrington.

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Premier Honours B.C. Teachers For Excellence

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For Immediate Release
2008OTP0048-000290
March 3, 2008

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Education

VICTORIA – Premier Gordon Campbell marked the beginning of Education Month by honouring 20 teachers from around the province for their dedication to students and student learning, including beginning and veteran teachers, and those who teach environmental awareness, literacy and healthy living.

“B.C. teachers are among the best in the world,” said Campbell. “These awards provide students, parents, teachers and all British Columbians with the opportunity to celebrate educators who bring out the best in their students every day.”

by NationTalk on March 4, 2008769 Views

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Data Available on Social and Aboriginal Statistics

Members of the Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division at Statistics Canada will provide a series of presentations on some of their key data sets: Aboriginal Children’s Survey, Aboriginal People’s Survey, General Social Survey, and Participation and Activity Limitation Survey. A representative from one of Statistics Canada’s refereed journals, Perspectives on Labour and Income, will discuss publishing opportunities at Statistics Canada. A representative of the University of Alberta Research Data Centre will answer questions on how to apply to the Research Data Centres Program. The presentations will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in the social sciences. Admission is free. 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Room 219 TELUS Centre. Must pre-register at 2-6673 or email uofa.rdc@ualberta.ca.

Date
Monday March 3, 2008
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location
North Campus: TELUS Centre 219

Contact Information
Shirley Loh
uofa.rdc@ualberta.ca
492-6673

Sponsors
Charles Humphrey, Data Service

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Media Advisory – Toronto Fire is Hiring

First recruitment drive since 2002 for firefighters

TORONTO, March 1 – For the first time since 2002, Toronto Fire Services is accepting applications from individuals who are interested in becoming firefighters. Fire Chief William Stewart will address the media and answer questions about the recruitment drive.

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National Conference to Highlight Vital Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Canada’s Educational System

Vancouver, February 28, 2008 – Prominent educators, leaders, elders and politicians from across the country are gathering in Vancouver today for a three-day conference that will explore the role indigenous knowledge plays in strengthening the learning outcomes of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

The Honourable Steven L. Point, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will be on hand tonight to deliver the opening address at Vancouver’s Westin Bayshore hotel, while B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, will deliver the event’s keynote speech on Friday Feb. 29.

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008661 Views

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Colleges And Institutes Say Budget – Overlooks Key Area Of Skills Deficit – Does not address capacity crunch

Media Release

Ottawa, February 26, 2008 – Today’s federal budget fails to address a key contributor to a skills shortage that risks hobbling the economy and our country’s capacity to compete world-wide, says James Knight, president of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).

While welcoming enhanced financial support to students, including Aboriginals, displaced and older workers and apprentices, Knight said colleges and technical institutes are already turning away thousands of fully qualified students, they are already operating at capacity. He said the budget invests in demand but overlooks supply.

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008632 Views

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2008/2009 Federal Budget: Points of Interest for Colleges and Institutes

Supporting Canadian students with a $350-million investment in 2009–10, rising to $430 million by 2012–13, in a new, consolidated Canada Student Grant Program that will reach 245,000 college and undergraduate students per year when it takes effect in the fall of 2009. The Millennium Scholarship Foundation mandate ends in 2009. (The alternative funding arrangements for non-participating jurisdictions currently in place for the Canada Student Loans Program will apply to the Canada Student Grant.)

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008726 Views

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Federal budget Falls Short for Canadian children and Their Families

OTTAWA, Feb. 28 – According to the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), the federal government’s budget tabled this week is disappointing for teachers, children and youth, and does little to address social justice issues in Canada.

“The federal budget is extremely short-sighted when it fails to focus on innovative and dynamic long-term approaches that would positively affect families and the health, well-being and education of children and youth,” says CTF President Emily Noble. “CTF believes that strong social cohesion for all Canadians is an investment in long-term prosperity. Investing in children and families is the most effective way to develop active and engaged citizens who will contribute to the social and economic health of our country.

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008571 Views

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Minister Accepts Key Recommendations of Mi’kmaq Services Review

Department of Education
February 28, 2008 2:00 PM

The Department of Education is moving to expand services and close the educational gap for the province’s Mi’kmaw and Aboriginal students.

Education Minister Karen Casey today, Feb. 28, accepted the key recommendations of a review of the departments’s Mi’kmaq Services Division that urged the department to improve the services it provides Mi’kmaw and other Aboriginal students.

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Eel Ground Drama Club Wins National Award

(08/02/28)
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FREDERICTON (CNB) – Ed Doherty, Minister responsible for the Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat, today congratulated the Eel Ground School Drama Club, Peter MacDonald and John Bosma for winning the 2008 Kaiser Foundation National Award of Excellence for Aboriginal Programming for their play entitled”After the Thunder: The Simon Bishop Story.”

by NationTalk on March 1, 20081311 Views

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Yes, it’s Time we Paid Attention to the Canadian Literacy Crisis

Frontier College supports the Council of Ministers of Education Canada recommendations

TORONTO, Feb. 28 – Frontier College, Canada’s original literacy organization, applauds the Canadian Ministers of Education announcement of their key priority areas of Aboriginal education, literacy and postsecondary education capacity.

The literacy and education community in Canada has known for decades that we are facing a growing literacy crisis. Forty-two percent of adult Canadians don’t have the literacy skills they need to participate in today’s workforce. “Finally, it looks as though the rest of Canada will start paying attention,” says Sherry Campbell, President of Frontier College.

by NationTalk on February 29, 2008785 Views

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The FNEC and the AFNQL assess the 2008 Federal Budget

QUEBEC, Feb. 28 – The First Nations Education Council has used the occasion of the announcement of the 2008 budget to condemn the Canadian government for breaking its commitments in First Nations education right across the board.

by NationTalk on February 29, 2008711 Views

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BEAHR – NEW Calendar Contest Deadline

Artwork entries for the 2009 Aboriginal EnviroCareers Calendar contest will be accepted until June 30th, 2008. Explore your surroundings and draw an environmental career of your choice for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship!

If you are an educator and want to involve your students, send an email to info@beahr.com to receive a contest information package.

by NationTalk on February 28, 2008630 Views

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First Nation People’s Scholarship Fund

Background Information
The First Nations People’s Scholarship Fund was established by an anonymous donor in 2005 to provide financial assistance to enable students from the First Nations in Grey and Bruce to pursue their studies in post secondary education.

Criteria
The income available, from the First Nation People’s Scholarship Fund, is to be distributed to those wishing to further their post secondary education with priority going to:

– Chippewas of Nawash
– Saugeen First Nations
– First Nation’s People living off the reserves in Grey and Bruce Counties
– Applicant must be registered with a recognized college or university for the upcoming school year.
– The Community Foundation encourages the participation of other funding agencies, and might consider matching or challenging grants to stimulate such participation.

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RBC After-School Grants Program Calls for Grant Applications

Deadline to apply is April 28, 2008

TORONTO, February 27, 2008 — The RBC After-School Grants Program today announced its call for grant applications for the 2008-2009 school year. In its 10th year, RBC is offering up to $2.5 million in grants, $900,000 of which is set aside to fund as many as 23 first-time grant recipients.

by NationTalk on February 28, 2008990 Views

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Better Access to Workforce for Aboriginal and Mi’kmaw Youth

Department of Education
February 27, 2008

Aboriginal and Mi’kmaw youth will play a key role in addressing Nova Scotia’s labour shortage in the coming years.

This role and the workforce challenges faced by Aboriginal youth will be the topic of a conference in Debert on Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, Feb. 29

by NationTalk on February 27, 2008661 Views

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RCMP Women’s Career Forum

2008-02-27

Do you have a female friend, colleague, family member or relative that is interested in a career with the RCMP?

Then encourage them to attend a special RCMP Women’s Career Forum, on Thursday February 28, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the Telus World of Science in Vancouver.

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Alberta Centennial Scholarships Announced

Education
February 27, 2008

Twenty-five students in skilled trades programs throughout the province will find paying for their training a little easier this year. The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, today announced the recipients of this year’s Alberta Centennial Scholarships. The minister recently presented a cheque to one of the recipients, Shirley Harris, a carpentry student at College of the North Atlantic in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

by NationTalk on February 27, 20081566 Views

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Indigenous Peoples & Justice Program Speakers Series presents Mr. Robert (Bob) Watts

University of Saskatchewan presents Mr. Robert (Bob) Watts
Interim Executive Director, Truth and Reconciliation Commission “Remembering for the Future”

Tuesday March 4, 2008 • 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Physics 165

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Province Announces 1,400 Summer Jobs To Be Available For Manitoba Youth

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February 27, 2008

Manitoba youth between the ages of 16 and 24 will have access to approximately 1,400 summer jobs and four $500-scholarships through the province’s Green Team programs this year, Education, Citizenship and Youth Minister Peter Bjornson announced today.

The Urban and Hometown Green Teams will each benefit from $1.85 million in provincial funding for summer employment programs.

by NationTalk on February 27, 2008809 Views

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Sundance Institute’s N. Bird Runningwater at NSI

Media Release
February 26, 2008

Sundance Institute’s N. Bird Runningwater to inspire NSI participants

Winnipeg – Canada’s best emerging filmmakers and television producers are sure to be inspired when the Sundance Institute’s N. Bird Runningwater comes to Winnipeg this Thursday to take part in intensive training sessions for the National Screen Institute.

“In my work with the Sundance Institute, I am always scouting for emerging filmmakers we can consider for various opportunities within Sundance,” said Runningwater. “NSI shares the same commitment in developing the next generation of content creators and I’m very pleased to be in Winnipeg this week to work with their participants.”

by NationTalk on February 27, 20081705 Views

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Students: Budget Lacks Long-term Vision

OTTAWA, Feb. 26 – Today in Ottawa, the Conservative Government tabled its third federal budget. Despite being disappointed that the federal government failed to renew the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, students are pleased that the government has committed funds to support student financial aid in Canada.

“We are pleased that the Conservative Government is demonstrating a willingness to work with student stakeholder groups,” said Zach Churchill, National Director of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations. “However, the strategy put forward today only indicates a short-term vision for students.”

by NationTalk on February 27, 2008656 Views

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Ministers Of Education Initiate National Dialogue

93rd Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) Toronto, Ontario – February 25-26, 2008

Ministers of Education from across Canada met in Toronto and agreed to new initiatives to promote and enhance their key priorities: Aboriginal education, literacy, and postsecondary education capacity.

Aboriginal Education

Ministers believe that eliminating the education gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples is an economic and moral necessity. To that end, ministers will host a summit in 2009 on improving Aboriginal achievement rates. “We are committed to ensuring that all people have access to quality education. In a global economy, we need every Canadian achieving his or her full potential,” stated the Honourable Kelly Lamrock, Chair of CMEC, and Minister of Education for New Brunswick. The event will bring together Aboriginal education stakeholders to explore ways of improving the educational success of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. Ministers are committed to partnering with Aboriginal peoples to support their life-long learning. Ministers met with Phil Fontaine, Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Métis Federation and Vice-President of the Métis National Council and the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg to discuss the recent Aboriginal University Education Roundtable.

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Supports Major New Research Initiatives

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 26, 2008) – The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has announced a $10 million investment in four Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (MCRIs).

“The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funds research that builds understanding of complex issues that affect our society,” said SSHRC President Chad Gaffield. “The MCRI program supports leading-edge interdisciplinary research and fosters international collaboration, strengthening Canada’s leadership role in global research.”

by NationTalk on February 26, 2008688 Views

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2008 Indian Summer Music Awards

February 25, 2008

INDIAN SUMMER MUSIC AWARD (ISMA) ENTRY DEADLINE – MONDAY, MARCH 31ST 2008

INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL IS NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL INDIAN SUMMER MUSIC AWARD (ISMA). ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MARCH 31ST, 2008!

For ISMA Details & to Download the ISMA 2008 Submission Form go to
www.indiansummer.org/music_awards.htm

by NationTalk on February 25, 2008649 Views

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Ministers Responsible For Education Meet In Toronto To Discuss Aboriginal Education

News Release – February 22, 2008

Education Minister and Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz and Advanced Education, Employment and Labour Minister Rob Norris are in Toronto Monday, February 25. The Ministers will be attending a meeting of provincial and territorial ministers responsible for education to discuss progress and suggested next steps regarding the Aboriginal Education Action Plan.

by NationTalk on February 22, 2008635 Views

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Canadian Council on Learning – Making Bridges Visible

An Inventory of Innovative, Effective or Promising Canadian School-to-Work Transition Practices, Programs and Policies

Executive Summary

This report was prepared by Donnalee Bell and Elaine O’Reilly of the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) for the Canadian Council on Learning’s Work and Learning Knowledge Centre with financial support provided by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). It is issued by the Work and Learning Knowledge Centre as a basis for further knowledge exchange. The opinions and conclusions expressed in the document, however, are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Work and Learning Knowledge Centre’s members.

by NationTalk on February 22, 2008648 Views

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Governments of Canada and Ontario Sign a New Agreement on Training and Skills Development

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Feb. 21, 2008) – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and the Honourable John Milloy, Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, today signed a new agreement to help Ontario workers improve their skills and get better jobs.

Today’s announcement represents a significant Government of Canada investment in the Ontario labour market while addressing employers’ needs for skilled workers. Under the new agreement, the Government of Canada will invest nearly $1.2 billion in Ontario’s labour market over the next six years. These funds will help individuals and workers who are not eligible for training under the Employment Insurance (EI) program to improve their skills. The funding will also help individuals too often excluded from the labour force, including Aboriginal people, immigrants, persons with disabilities, as well as those workers who lack literacy and essential skills, get the training they need to obtain meaningful and sustainable employment.

by NationTalk on February 21, 2008748 Views

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2008 American Indian Youth Literature Award

Press Release:
2008 American Indian Youth Literature Award
Contact: Naomi Caldwell, Chair
AILA Book Award committee
401-874-2278
inpeacencw@aol.com

PHILADEPHIA – The American Indian Library Association (AILA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce the recipients of its American Indian Youth Literature Award. This new literary award was created as a way to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians. Books selected to receive the award present Native Americans in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts.

by NationTalk on February 20, 2008716 Views

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Call for Applications – Canadian Museum of Civilization Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices

Deadline March 15, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, – The Canadian Museum of Civilization is now accepting applications for its Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices (ATPMP). This eight-month program offers professional and technical training in museum practices to Aboriginal People from across Canada. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2008.

All training is under the supervision of the Museum’s professional staff in a variety of fields, including conservation, archaeology, documentation of artifacts, archives, collections, ethnology, history and administration. The experience Interns gain while at the Museum is valuable to both themselves and their First Nation, as they will be able to play a vital role in maintaining and sharing their culture with their community and others. This internship offers a means for the Interns to return to their community and assume a leadership role in cultural resource management. Training is available in both official languages.

by NationTalk on February 20, 2008777 Views

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First Nation’s Students get Hands-on Learning Opportunities at Science and Engineering

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:12 AM

Kids to get chance to be CSI sleuths, tour the night sky… and deliver a baby?

On Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22, 2008, students from First Nations in Manitoba and Ontario will be treated to more than 100 hands-on sessions at the Third Annual Peguis Science, Engineering and Technology Symposium at the University of Manitoba.

About 300 students in Grades 9 to 12 will travel to the University of Manitoba for opportunities to attend workshops on topics as diverse as tornadoes, microbiology, website design and even obstetrics. The sessions will be presented by lecturers and professors from many departments within the Faculties of Science, Agricultural and Food Sciences, Engineering, Nursing and Medicine, as well as the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources. Sessions will also be presented by Manitoba Hydro and Red River College.

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Media Advisory: Human Resources and Social Development Canada

SARNIA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 20, 2008) – Ms. Pat Davidson, Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton, will make an important announcement for seniors Thursday in Sarnia, Ontario

She will make the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development.

Ms. Davidson will be available to answer questions from the media following the announcement.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2008
TIME: 12:30 p.m.
PLACE: Council Chambers Aamjiwnaang First Nation Band Administration Building 978 Tashmoo Avenue Sarnia, Ontario

For more information, please contact

Office of Minister Solberg
Pema Lhalungpa
Press Secretary
819-994-2482

or

Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Media Relations Office
819-994-5559

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia Sign New Training and Skills Development Agreements

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Feb. 20, 2008) – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and the Honourable Colin Hansen, British Columbia’s Minister of Economic Development, today signed two new labour market agreements that will help British Columbians improve their skills and get better jobs.

Today’s announcement represents a significant Government of Canada investment in the B.C. labour market while addressing the province’s increasing need for skilled workers. These investments will help to remove barriers to labour market participation and provide access to training for individuals who are working and need to improve their skills, as well as for all unemployed British Columbians, including those who are not eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) training programs.

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Province Investing In Summer Jobs For Youth

February 20, 2008

McGuinty Government Programs Help Youth Learn About Resource Management

TORONTO — Thousands of Ontario youth will gain valuable skills and experience this year through provincial government youth employment programs related to natural resource management.

“Through a variety of summer job and year-round internship programs, my ministry is giving students and recent graduates across the province opportunities to get a first-hand look at potential careers in natural resource management,” said Natural Resources Minister Donna Cansfield.

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Youth Action Project 2008

A means of engaging youth in human rights education and leadership, the Youth Action Project is a series of professional development and education workshops presented over the course of 7 months from January to July 2007. The workshops focus on each of the eight action areas towards a Culture of Peace outlined by the United Nations General Assembly (commonly known as the Eight Pillars of Peace) in addition to teaching these youth leaders community development and facilitation skills. The Project will conclude with the intent of culminating at the Global Youth Assembly in August, whereby the youth leaders will have the chance of employing their new skills before going out into their various communities to engage with other youth in phase III.

by NationTalk on February 20, 2008613 Views

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2006-2007 First Nations University of Canada Annual Report

Mission Statement

The mission of the First Nations University of Canada is to enhance the quality of life, and to preserve, protect, and interpret the history, language, culture, and artistic heritage of First Nations.

The University will acquire and expand its base of knowledge and understanding in the best interests of First Nations and for the benefit of society by providing opportunities of quality bi-lingual and bi-cultural education under the mandate of the First Nations of Saskatchewan.

The University is a First Nations’ controlled university-college, which provides educational opportunities to both First Nations and non-First Nations students selected from a provincial, national and international base.

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Brandon University and Marquis Project Work Together to Supply Computers for Oxford House Students

Tue, Feb 19, 2008

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University and the Marquis Project, with the help of the Brandon Tai Chi Club, are helping young students in the isolated northern community of Oxford House stay connected with a donation of 45 computers to their educational system.

Brandon University supplied the used computer equipment, which was packed into 80 boxes by members of the Brandon South end Tai Chi Club. The Marquis Project’s Murray Smith then made arrangements to have the computer equipment shipped to the young students in Oxford House over the winter road.

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Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Photo Contest

News Releases

Photo Contest
Shutterbugs Wanted

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service is having a photographic competition. All employees of N.A.P.S., uniform or civilian, can submit any number of photographs with a chance to win great cash and prizes.

When? Now until the submission deadline of April 1, 2008.

How? Send photographs to naps.contest@gmail.com for your chance to win!

Contest Prizes

3rd Prize: $50.00

2nd Prize: $100.00

1st Prize: $200.00 + 2 Free Tickets to the N.A.P.S. Award Ceremony on May 29, 2008 at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay.

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Teachers’ Initiative Supports Children Living in Poverty

DVD examines impact of poverty on education

TORONTO, Feb. 19 – Considering that education offers a way out of poverty, teachers can benefit from a greater understanding of how poverty can affect their students and the ways they learn. A DVD produced by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will ensure that the poverty-awareness process takes place in every elementary public school in Ontario.

by NationTalk on February 20, 2008706 Views

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