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We Can Change Our Future

Westbank – Our children are gifts, echoes from our ancestors. In times of competing priorities in our communities there is no greater priority than the health and development of our children.

Today singing and drumming could be heard coming from the Health and Wellness Building on Westbank First Nation where approximately 35 people of all ages were celebrating children with singing, drumming, and guitar playing.

by NationTalk on May 21, 2010801 Views

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Largest Graduating Class of Building Crane Apprentice Operators Signals Province’s Strong Economy: Selinger

May 21, 2010

This year’s largest-ever graduating class of crane operator apprentices shows that Manitoba’s economy remains strong and is supported by a booming construction industry, Premier Greg Selinger and Marc Lafond, training director of the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Manitoba, announced today.

by NationTalk on May 21, 2010636 Views

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New U of S-U of R Research Partnership to Seek Clean Energy Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 20, 2010

The University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan have signed a memorandum of understanding to create the Saskatchewan Energy Innovation Alliance (SEIA), a project-driven, interdisciplinary partnership that will establish a network of partners involved in clean energy solutions to meet energy demands in Saskatchewan and across Canada.

by NationTalk on May 20, 2010460 Views

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Innovative Software Engineering Systems Enhance Data Sharing in Education and Health Care Fields

Lakehead University and community collaborators demo new prototypes

(May 19, 2010 – Thunder Bay, ON) Today, members of Lakehead University’s Faculty of Engineering, alongside community collaborators, gathered to showcase prototypes of three innovative new software systems that may one day be used to share data more effectively and efficiently in the education and health care realms. The three projects are respectively entitled “Northern Lights,” “Mobile Platform for Health Care Monitoring,” and “Context-Aware Smart Learning Spaces.”

by NationTalk on May 20, 2010572 Views

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Nominations for Canada Post Community Literacy Awards Deadline extended

Important Program Dates

Program Dates

Nominations Accepted March 22, 2010 to May 31, 2010 midnight (EDT) – Deadline extended.

Finalists Announced July 21, 2010

Winners Announced September 3, 2010

by NationTalk on May 20, 2010513 Views

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UPEI graduate wins prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Julie Bull, a graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island, is one of this year’s recipients of Canada’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students — the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

by NationTalk on May 20, 2010689 Views

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Treaty Education Video Project Participants recognized by Provincial Government

News Release – May 19, 2010

Deputy Premier and Education Minister Ken Krawetz recognized Horizon School Division staff, students and parents in the legislative assembly today for the division’s production of a treaty education video.

by NationTalk on May 20, 2010521 Views

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Team Yukon heads to Waterloo, Ontario, for National Skills Competition

FOR RELEASE #10-089
May 18, 2010

WHITEHORSE – Today Education Minister Patrick Rouble greeted a cadre of trades and technology competitors in an official send off for the National Skills Competition in Waterloo, Ontario.

by NationTalk on May 20, 2010837 Views

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NWT Educators Honoured at Hall of Fame Ceremony

R(16)434 – Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fifteen NWT educators were honoured today as the Government of the Northwest Territories held its inaugural Education Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The event was held this morning at the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly as a way of recognizing the important and lasting contributions of educators.

by NationTalk on May 20, 2010808 Views

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University of Regina to host International Association for Philosophy and Literature conference

Release Date: May 19, 2010

The University of Regina will host the 34th annual International Association for Philosophy and Literature conference from May 24 to 30, 2010. The International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL) brings together scholars working in disciplines concerned with the study of literary, philosophical, historical, critical and theoretical issues. About 250 people from around the world are expected to attend the conference.

by NationTalk on May 19, 2010902 Views

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CFNR broadcasts live from NWCC mining camp

For Immediate Release May 18, 2010

SMITHERS – On Friday, May 21, between 11 am and 2 pm, CFNR Classic Rock Radio will broadcast live from one of Northwest Community College’s School of Exploration & Mining camps.

Tune in to hear students at Ganokwa camp near Smithers talk about their training experiences and how it is helping them find jobs. Learn about mining programs being offered this summer including the Environmental Monitor Assistant Program (EMAP) and the Minerals Field Exploration Assistant (MEFA) course.

by NationTalk on May 19, 2010803 Views

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Breaking the cycle of homelessness and incarceration for Aboriginal women

May 18, 2010

Aboriginal women who have experienced both homelessness and incarceration will be asked to contribute their viewpoints to an interdisciplinary study designed to help them better integrate into the community.

by NationTalk on May 19, 2010743 Views

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UNB top Grant Seven Honorary Degrees during Spring Graduation Ceremonies

May 18, 2010
UNB News Release: 10-152

The University of New Brunswick will grant honorary degrees to seven outstanding individuals during its spring graduation ceremonies.

The Fredericton campus will celebrate its 181st Encaenia with three ceremonies at the Aitken University Centre on May 19 and 20. The Saint John campus will hold its 36th Spring Convocation on May 21 at the G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre.

by NationTalk on May 19, 20101976 Views

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VIU team aims to create Centre for Consciousness Studies

A team of professors at Vancouver Island University hope to raise consciousness in education and create healthy classrooms.

“Students have long endured a non-holistic education that emphasizes cognitive learning,” said Les Malbon, physical education professor at VIU.

by NationTalk on May 19, 2010785 Views

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Kwantlen’s Aboriginal Gathering Place awarded for outstanding architectural design

For immediate release
May 18, 2010

(METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) Adopting an innovative design process and modern construction technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s newly finished Aboriginal Gathering Place has received two architectural awards from prestigious industry bodies.

by NationTalk on May 19, 2010715 Views

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Eight Northern Students Receive Northwestel Scholarships

Northwestel has awarded eight scholarships worth a total of $20,000.00 to outstanding post-secondary students from across the North. The scholarships were awarded under the 2009-2010 Northern Futures Scholarship Program.

by NationTalk on May 19, 20101367 Views

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New First Nation Governance and Public Administration classes begin

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May 18, 2010

WHITEHORSE – Students began class today at Yukon College in a new First Nations Governance and Public Administration pilot initiative. The first day of class was marked with a celebration and the signing of a memorandum of agreement between Yukon College and the Government of Yukon, committing to work together to offer the program to all Yukon First Nations.

by NationTalk on May 18, 2010559 Views

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Government of Canada Helps Aboriginal youth in Fort Smith Prepare for Jobs

Fort Smith, Northwest Territories – May 18, 2010 – Local Aboriginal 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. The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

by NationTalk on May 18, 2010566 Views

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Canada’s Economic Action Plan Invests in Hiawatha First Nation and Creates Jobs

Keene, Ontario – May 18, 2010 – Hiawatha First Nation residents and businesses will benefit from an investment of $865,300 to upgrade and expand the Serpent Mounds Park, a national historic site, announced today by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), as well as Dean Del Mastro, Member of Parliament for Peterborough.

by NationTalk on May 18, 2010596 Views

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Trent University Student Captures 2010/11 Miss Indian World Title

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Indigenous Environmental Studies student Dakota Brant to represent all native and indigenous people as cultural
goodwill ambassador

Peterborough

At the 27th Annual Gathering of Nations, the most prominent Native American powwow in the world, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the end of April, fourth-year Trent University student Dakota Brant was crowned Miss Indian World and chosen to represent all Native and Indigenous people as a cultural goodwill ambassador.

by NationTalk on May 18, 2010734 Views

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Religious Freedom And Human Rights

WINNIPEG, MB – Four international human rights experts from different faith backgrounds will travel to The University of Winnipeg on June 21, 2010 to address the relationship between religious freedom and the challenges we face in eliminating poverty, achieving peace and security and confronting the environmental crisis. The Human Rights and Religious Freedom Seminar is being held in conjunction with the World Religions Summit: Interfaith Leaders in the G8 Nations conference, which takes place June 21 to June 23, 2010.

by NationTalk on May 18, 2010506 Views

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Trent University Prepares to Welcome the Nation for 2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Largest CWSF to Date Brings over 1,300 Participants, Representatives, Judges and Volunteers from Across Canada to Trent and Peterborough Starting May 15 for Week-Long Fair

Friday, May 14, 2010, Peterborough

Starting Saturday, May 15, nearly 800 of the best and brightest students in grades seven to twelve from across the country, along with chaperones, provincial and national organization representatives, and approximately 625 judges and volunteers, will converge on Trent University for the 2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair, the largest event in the fair’s 49-year history.

by NationTalk on May 18, 2010585 Views

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Children’s Museum Gallery Renos Among the Millions Invested to Support Manitoba Families: Irvin-Ross

May 17, 2010

$4.5 Million Invested Into Community, Recreation Centres

Renovations to the exhibit gallery at the Manitoba Children’s Museum and the construction of community centres, water and spray parks are among the hundreds of initiatives provincewide receiving funding under the Community Places Program, Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today.

by NationTalk on May 17, 2010554 Views

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NAPS Attends Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School Graduation

(Thunder Bay, ON) On Tuesday, May 11, 2010, members of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) attended the graduation ceremonies at from Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (DFC).

by NationTalk on May 17, 2010493 Views

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Lighting career paths for Aboriginal people in the electricity sector

May 13, 2010 — The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) in partnership with Georgian College’s School of Engineering is proud to introduce the Technology Foundations for Employment in Energy Project. The thirty-week program includes both an academic and workplace training component and will be offered through the Barrie campus of Georgian College.

by NationTalk on May 17, 2010478 Views

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Brief on Rural Sustainability Submitted to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Association of Canadian Community Colleges

COLLEGES, INSTITUTES AND COMMUNITIES PARTNERS IN RURAL SUSTAINABILITY

Capitalizing on the Expertise of Colleges

Colleges are firmly rooted in the rural and remote communities they serve and are seen as the hub of community response and local socio-economic well being. Individually, and as a pan-Canadian network through the ACCC, these institutions are a valuable resource in providing rural and remote Canadians with equitable access to post-secondary education and skills training.

by NationTalk on May 17, 2010524 Views

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Brief Submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health

Association of Canadian Community Colleges

CRISIS IN ADVANCED SKILLS FOR THE HEALTH SECTOR

The key to Canada’s economic and social development lies in the knowledge and skill base of human capital. Not withstanding the economic downturn, we continue to suffer from a critical shortage of advanced skills for the future of the country. The current and predicted shortages in the health sector are acute.

by NationTalk on May 17, 2010565 Views

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“Have Fun, Play Safe” Colouring/Activity Book Launched

On May 12, 2010, Mary Simon launched the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami “Have Fun, Play Safe” Inuktitut colouring and activity book at the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre.

Guided by two young Inuit cartoon characters, children aged 4-8 complete fun activities designed to promote safe play and inform them of the dangers of smoking.

by NationTalk on May 17, 2010494 Views

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NunatuKavut Member Wins Canada’s Most Prestigious Scholarship for Doctoral Students

17 May 2010

(Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL) Julie Bull, a member of NunatuKavut and a graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island, was recently announced as one of the 2010 recipients of Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students — the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

by NationTalk on May 17, 2010706 Views

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Increasing women’s and diverse groups’ participation in public appointments

May 17, 2010

The City of Toronto will host a seminar at City Hall tomorrow evening (May 18) to discuss the public appointments process. The seminar is part of a series of opportunities being arranged by the City to provide all women, particularly those representing diverse groups and the young women participants of the Toronto Regional Champion Campaign with the tools they need to take on the role of city governance.

by NationTalk on May 17, 2010493 Views

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Province Announces $5.8 Million in Annual Ongoing Funding to Provincial Libraries

May 17, 2010

The provincial government has committed annual funding of $5.8 million to 58 municipal and regional public libraries, Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino announced today.

by NationTalk on May 17, 2010494 Views

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Strategy for Higher Learning Required: TD Economics

Access to Post-Secondary Education is Core to Future Prosperity

Toronto, May 17 – Canada’s post secondary education (PSE) system is expected to play an increasingly critical role in enhancing the nation’s standard of living. However a comprehensive strategy to help universities and colleges deliver on these expectations is not fully in place, according to a report published by TD Economics today, entitled Post-Secondary Education is a Smart Route to a Brighter Future for Canadians.

by NationTalk on May 17, 2010571 Views

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Minister of Health Acknowledges Dedication of the Winners of the 2010 National Award of Excellence in Nursing

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OTTAWA – Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, acknowledged the hard work and dedication of three exceptional nurses who were presented with the National Award of Excellence in Nursing for their work in First Nations and Inuit communities. This morning’s ceremony took place at the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa.

by NationTalk on May 16, 2010480 Views

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Norma Bailey to be inducted into the Order of Manitoba

Friday, May 14, 2010.

The National Screen Institute congratulates alumna Norma Bailey (NSI Totally Television), who will receive Manitoba’s highest honour July 15 at the Manitoba Legislative Building.

by NationTalk on May 16, 2010559 Views

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Province Presents $47,000 to Manitoba Women’s Institute

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Memorial Bench in Morris Honours Centennial Year of MWI: Struthers

The Manitoba Women’s Institute (MWI) has received $47,000 from the province to promote its ongoing activities and programming on behalf of women in rural areas and to honour and celebrate the achievements of the MWI in its centennial year, Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Stan Struthers announced today.

by NationTalk on May 14, 2010945 Views

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Mayor Katz Calls for Youth Nominations

Awards will celebrate outstanding contributions and accomplishments of Winnipeg Youth

WINNIPEG – May 13, 2010 – Committed to providing opportunity for our youth, Mayor Sam Katz invites Winnipeggers to nominate deserving young individuals for the inaugural Mayor’s Youth Recognition Awards.

by NationTalk on May 14, 2010462 Views

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Media Advisory – Ontario Girl Guides gather to celebrate 100 years of Canadian Guiding!

Ottawa, May 13 – Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada celebrates 100 years of Guiding with National Rally Day, a day-long, cross-country celebration involving over 45,000 girls and women. Girl Guide Members are participating in rallies and activities celebrating the important role Guiding continues to play in communities across the country.

by NationTalk on May 14, 2010881 Views

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BDC announces winners of the 2010 E-Spirit National Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition – Kamloops High School to bring home Gold and Best Logo awards

Ottawa, May 14 – The winners of the tenth annual E-Spirit National Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition were revealed last night in Ottawa during a special awards gala ceremony. Organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the event attracted nearly 200 Aboriginal students from across the country and was hosted by the University of Ottawa.

by NationTalk on May 14, 20101249 Views

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BDC announces winners of the 2010 E-Spirit National Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition – Port Alberni High School to bring home Silver and Best Video awards

Ottawa, May 14 – The winners of the tenth annual E-Spirit National Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition were revealed last night in Ottawa during a special awards gala ceremony. Organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the event attracted nearly 200 Aboriginal students from across the country and was hosted by the University of Ottawa.

by NationTalk on May 14, 2010664 Views

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BDC announces winners of the 2010 E-Spirit National Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition – Winnipeg High School to bring home Bronze and two special achievement awards

Ottawa, May 14 – The winners of the tenth annual E-Spirit National Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition were revealed last night in Ottawa during a special awards gala ceremony. Organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the event attracted nearly 200 Aboriginal students from across the country and was hosted by the University of Ottawa.

by NationTalk on May 14, 2010651 Views

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BDC announces winners of the 2010 E-Spirit National Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition

Ottawa, May 14 – The winners of the tenth annual E-Spirit National Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition were revealed last night in Ottawa during a special awards gala ceremony. Organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the event attracted nearly 200 Aboriginal students from across the country and was hosted by the University of Ottawa.

by NationTalk on May 14, 2010727 Views

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Nurse Training Continues to Grow in Manitoba, Supporting Front-line Care: Premier

May 13, 2010

Premier Announces New Practical Nursing Diploma Program During National Nursing Week

The practical nursing (PN) program at Assiniboine Community College (ACC) will now provide graduates with a diploma to recognize their important role in Manitoba’s health-care system, Premier Greg Selinger, Advanced Education and Literacy Minister Diane McGifford and Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today.

by NationTalk on May 13, 2010518 Views

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Economic fallout and social activism top agenda at Marxism conference: York U

Toronto, May 12, 2010 — The effects of the global economic crisis on poor and working class people around the world will be the focus of the Historical Materialism 2010 conference at York University this week.

The annual conference, associated with the leading English-language journal of critical Marxist research, will draw hundreds of scholars to hear 250 papers delivered by speakers from eight countries, including Canada, the US, Mexico, India, South Korea, Britain, Australia and Turkey.

by NationTalk on May 13, 2010505 Views

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Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Funding for the First Nations University of Canada

11 May 2010

Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck:

Honourable senators, as the Leader of the Government in the Senate knows, 15 per cent of the Saskatchewan population is Aboriginal. As our honourable colleague has indicated, that population is growing rapidly, so that in a few years’ time, 50 per cent of the population under the age of 25 will be Aboriginal.

by NationTalk on May 13, 2010562 Views

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High school to apprenticeship transition

CAF-FCA releases first class report!!

Ottawa, May 13 – The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA) is pleased to release a new report, High School to Apprenticeship Transition: Identifying and Sharing Best Practices.

by NationTalk on May 13, 2010578 Views

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Study: Aboriginal labour market update, 2008 and 2009

Thursday, May 13, 2010 >

2008 and 2009

Aboriginal people aged 15 and over living off reserve experienced sharper declines in employment rates during the recent labour market downturn than non-Aboriginal people.

Between 2008 and 2009, the average employment rate fell faster for off-reserve Aboriginal people than for non-Aboriginal people. As a result, the gap in employment rates between the two groups widened from 3.5 percentage points in 2008 to 4.8 percentage points in 2009. The average employment rate for Aboriginal people in 2009 was 57.0%, compared with 61.8% for non-Aboriginal people.

by NationTalk on May 13, 2010695 Views

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First Nations members graduate with Certificate in Project Management

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Eighteen participants from Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations and employees of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI recently completed a 210 hour Certificate in Project Management that was delivered in Charlottetown and Summerside by the Centre for Life-Long Learning at the University of Prince Edward Island.

by NationTalk on May 12, 2010842 Views

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Literacy Gathering still has openings

2010

Some people have asked if this Gathering is still on because of the recent closure of the pool at the Manitou Springs Resort & Mineral Spa. The pool may be closed but the Gathering is still on. A challenge is open to all those who dip and float in the lake!!!

by NationTalk on May 12, 2010690 Views

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Chawathil First Nation Opens First Child-Care Centre

May 12, 2010

Hope – The Chawathil First Nation is celebrating the opening of its first on-reserve child-care centre, announced Minister of Children and Family Development Mary Polak. The 20-space facility is a newly built infrastructure, created with $500,000 in major capital funding received from the ministry in March 2008.

by NationTalk on May 12, 2010912 Views

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INAC: Working Guide on Gender-Based Analysis

Introduction to the Gender-Based Analysis (GBA) Working Guide

A) A more up-to-date Working Guide

This new version of the Guide to conducting gender-based analysis has been produced as a result of several factors, in particular the approval of the Repositioning Strategy of Gender-Based Analysis and the updating of the Gender-Based Analysis Policy (GBA). In addition to changes in terminology (from “gender equality analysis” to “gender-based analysis”) the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is seeking to simplify and disseminate this information so that the Guide may encourage all of the departmental staff to apply GBA, in relation to their respective functions.

by NationTalk on May 12, 2010851 Views

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