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Lisa Meeches and Christine Shipton win prestigious awards

NSI congratulates NSI grad/NSI New Voices program manager Lisa Meeches and board vice chair Christine Shipton on their latest accolades.

by NationTalk on October 15, 2009545 Views

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Now Taking Submissions for the Manitoba Aboriginal Artist Showcase During The Canadian Aboriginal Festival

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4pm CST Friday, October 16, 2009

Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program is producing the Manitoba Aboriginal Artist Showcase during the Canadian Aboriginal Festival in Hamilton. The event will be held on Friday, November 27 from 11:00 pm – 12:30 am at The Studio in Hamilton Place. This event is an excellent opportunity for acts to showcase in front of Aboriginal business leaders, community leaders and media representatives.

by NationTalk on October 15, 2009542 Views

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Minister Moore Announces Renewed Youth Program Funding

VANCOUVER, October 14, 2009 – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced a $60-million investment in youth programs that will give young Canadians more opportunities to get personally involved in activities that strengthen their attachment to Canada. Minister Moore confirmed new investments in the Youth Take Charge * funding program, new funding for Action Canada, and renewed and stable funding for the Katimavik program.

by NationTalk on October 14, 2009593 Views

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Judith Sayers Joins the University Of Victoria

October 13, 2009

A former chief of the Port Alberni Hupacasath First Nation is sharing her expertise with the University of Victoria. The new position, effective this month, brings Judith Sayers to UVic as entrepreneur-in-residence with UVic Business and as an adjunct professor at UVic Law.

by NationTalk on October 14, 2009858 Views

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The Government of Canada Partners With the Mi’kmaq Confederacy to Support Job Skills Training

SUMMERSIDE, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND – Oct. 14, 2009 – Today, the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament for Egmont, announced Government of Canada funding for the Aboriginal Labour Market Transition Project. This skills training initiative, delivered by the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island, is receiving funding under the regional component of the Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategic Investment Fund.

by NationTalk on October 14, 2009532 Views

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College Welcomes 2009-2010 Kivalliq Student Council

Published on: October 13, 2009

Nunavut Arctic College Kivalliq Campus is proud to announce the election of this year’s Kivalliq Student Council.

Executive

President: Lily Maniapik, Management Studies Diploma
Vic-President: Daisy Panika, College Foundation
Secretary/Treasurer: Kristy Kablutsiak, Management Studies Certificate

by NationTalk on October 14, 2009517 Views

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New online courses make learning more accessible

Online technology will soon improve access to education for Aboriginal learners in remote First Nations communities and others interested in the shellfish industry.

VIU’s Centre for Shellfish Research (CSR) has received $78,000 in BCcampus funding to convert three introductory shellfish aquaculture courses into an online format.

by NationTalk on October 14, 2009533 Views

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Longhouse at NWCC Terrace Campus takes shape

For Immediate Release
October 09, 2009

Longhouse at NWCC Terrace Campus takes shape
TERRACE – Excitement is building at Northwest Community College’s Terrace Campus this week as the logs for the longhouse began to be lifted into place by a 50-ton crane.

by NationTalk on October 14, 2009957 Views

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Minerva Lecture Series – Weaving words: Enhancing the learning of Aboriginal students

By Dr. Lorna Williams

Abstract

The dominant story line used to describe First Nations communities is one of loss and self-destruction; of poverty and despair; of high suicides rates, high birth rates and over-representation in foster care; of incarceration, homelessness and learning disabilities; of poor health and high rates of preventable diseases. It is a story of loss of languages, of history, of identity, of parenting skills, of intergenerational communication and relationships, and of hope, as well as one of strife and conflict.

by NationTalk on October 14, 20091000 Views

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Report released – a National Strategy for Early Literacy

Report aims to improve literacy skills of young Canadians and could save Canada billions

London, ON, Oct. 14 – Low literacy skills cost Canada billions of dollars annually. Raising the literacy proficiency of Canadians would increase tax revenues by $11 billion/year and save $5 billion/year in unemployment and social assistance payments.

by NationTalk on October 14, 2009895 Views

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Young Rural Workers to Receive Employment Training Opportunities

October 13, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Rural youth have a new program to help them gain employment skills, thanks to the Government of Yukon Department of Education and Yukon Chamber of Commerce.

by NationTalk on October 14, 2009629 Views

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Community Forest Supports Cariboo Jobs and Recreation

For Immediate Release
October 13, 2009
Ministry of Forests and Range

100 MILE HOUSE – A community forest will create employment, enhance recreation and tourism, and help supply the area’s world-renowned log home manufacturers, Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett announced today.

by NationTalk on October 14, 2009809 Views

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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Contest – British Columbia

“Rights” are things every young person should have or be able to do. All young people have the same rights, which are in an agreement called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (http://www.unicef.org/crc/).

All of these rights are connected to each other and are equally important. Sometimes it is helpful to think about rights in terms of what is best for you in a particular situation, what is most important in your life and what will protect you from harm. As you grow older, you have more responsibility to make more of your own choices.

by NationTalk on October 14, 2009490 Views

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Province collaborates with First Nations, Metis and Inuit in creating Education Partnership Council

October 13, 2009

Edmonton… Alberta’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) leaders are collaborating with the Government of Alberta to establish a First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Partnership Council to guide the future direction of FNMI education in Alberta.

by NationTalk on October 14, 2009676 Views

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Media Advisory: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

SUMMERSIDE, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND – Oct. 13, 2009 – The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, will make an important announcement about skills and employment training for Aboriginal people in Prince Edward Island.

by NationTalk on October 14, 2009483 Views

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United Church of Canada Committee Nominations Due by October 22

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The General Council is seeking many new members to serve in a wide range of roles on committees and task groups. Complete expressions of interest must be received by October 22.

by NationTalk on October 13, 2009481 Views

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Mining career videos library is launched as part of a strategy to address the mining sector’s serious skills shortage

Career seekers can watch Canadian miners in action in the new Explore for More video library

October 13, 2009

OTTAWA (October 1, 2009) – One of Canada’s most productive industrial sectors faces a serious skills shortage in the next decade according the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR). Tens of thousands of skilled positions must be filled in next decade to keep the mining industry robust.

by NationTalk on October 13, 2009592 Views

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More Scholarship Opportunities for Canada’s Broadcast Journalism Students

TORONTO, Oct. 13 – RTNDF is pleased to announce the establishment of a new scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of 660 News in Calgary, the new scholarship will be known as the 660 News Diversity Scholarship.

by NationTalk on October 13, 2009551 Views

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Nominations Sought for Human Rights Award

Human Rights Commission
October 13, 2009

Partners for Human Rights and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission are looking for nominations for the 2009 Human Rights Award.

by NationTalk on October 13, 2009515 Views

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David Suzuki receives Right Livelihood Award

October 13, 2009 SWEDEN – David Suzuki was today awarded the prestigious Right Livelihood Award (Honorary), often referred to as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.” Dr. Suzuki was recognzied, “for his lifetime advocacy of the socially responsible use of science, and for his massive contribution to raising awareness about the perils of climate change and building public support for policies to address it”.

by NationTalk on October 13, 2009572 Views

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Over 100,000 Canadian Youth Introduced to Science

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Ottawa, Ontario (October 9, 2009) – A recent survey conducted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) shows that Canadian health researchers have offered more scientific support to Canadian youth this year through the Synapse – Youth Connection program.

by NationTalk on October 13, 2009491 Views

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Province Funds Construction of CBU Research Centre

Department of Education
October 9, 2009

A $15-million environmental research centre will be built at Cape Breton University to find industrial pollution solutions and to develop clean, green energy, the province announced today, Oct. 9.

by NationTalk on October 13, 2009589 Views

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Government of Canada launches 2009-2010 Racism. Stop It! National Video Competition

Ottawa, October 12, 2009 — Young Canadians are invited to participate in the 2009-2010 Racism. Stop It! National Video Competition by creating and submitting videos that share their views and ideas on ending racial discrimination.

by NationTalk on October 12, 2009813 Views

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Rights and Freedoms Prize 2009 Call For Nomination

Nominations may now be submitted for the Rights and Freedoms Prize. The deadline for nominations is October 16, 2009. The nomination form is available on this site.

by NationTalk on October 12, 2009496 Views

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First annual CEDAW report card released: Province gets a “D” in women’s equality

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

British Columbia fares badly in the first annual West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund CEDAW Report Card.

by NationTalk on October 9, 2009762 Views

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Northern Saskatchewan Student Awards Program Celebrates 20 Years

October 8, 2009

Today in La Ronge, Lieutenant Governor Gordon Barnhart joined First Nations and Métis Relations Minister Bill Hutchinson, who represented Deputy Premier and Minister of Education Ken Krawetz, and past and present recipients of the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards of Excellence to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Northern Saskatchewan Student Awards Program.

by NationTalk on October 9, 2009728 Views

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Expanding Opportunity For At-Risk Youth

October 9, 2009

Students in some of Ontario’s high-needs neighbourhoods will now have the chance to improve their personal health and wellness, while staying off the streets, through the province’s After-School Initiative.

by NationTalk on October 9, 2009604 Views

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Media Advisory – Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission

OTTAWA, Oct. 9 – The Chairperson for the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, together with Commissioners Marie Wilson and Chief Wilton Littlechild, will join Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, for a “Witnessing the Future” ceremony on:

by NationTalk on October 9, 2009701 Views

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$12.7 Million to Train Northerners For Jobs In The Mineral Sector

October 8, 2009

Eleven partners from public, private, and non-profit organizations were in La Ronge today to sign an agreement committing $12.7 million over the next five years for training and apprenticeship opportunities in northern Saskatchewan.

by NationTalk on October 8, 2009825 Views

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The Government of Canada partners with the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment Training Association to support Aboriginal participation in the construction industry

PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, October 8, 2009—Today, the Honourable Jay Hill, Leader of the Government of Canada in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Prince George–Peace River, announced Government of Canada funding for the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment Training Association. This initiative received funding to help Aboriginal people enter the construction industry under the regional component of the Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategic Investment Fund.

by NationTalk on October 8, 2009639 Views

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RBC donates $50,000 towards VIU’s Aboriginal centre

Community investors are helping to create a new $3.6-million Aboriginal centre of learning and celebration at Vancouver Island University (VIU).

by NationTalk on October 8, 2009731 Views

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Hamilton Aboriginal Stay-in-School Initiative Stemming National Trend

HAMILTON (Oct. 6, 2009) A report released today from Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) finds that Aboriginal students attend and complete high school at a much lower rate than non-Aboriginals. But in Hamilton, the tables are turning, thanks to an initiative of Hamilton’s Aboriginal leaders, its two school boards and Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF).

by NationTalk on October 8, 2009519 Views

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University College of the North Signs First International Agreement in North Carolina

Media release: October 6, 2009 – The Pas, Manitoba

The University College of the North (UCN) today enters into an exciting new partnership with the American Indian Studies Department of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP). Two years in the making, the memorandum of understanding signed today allows both institutions to share common experiences.

by NationTalk on October 8, 2009502 Views

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Lights, Camera, Action! Canada’s Top Teachers Land a Starring Role in a Historic Casting Call at Rideau Hall

(WINNIPEG – October 6, 2009) – Canada’s National History Society today announced the twenty-five finalists for the 2009 Governor General’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History – Canada’s top teaching prize.

by NationTalk on October 8, 2009850 Views

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NWCC signs three-way partnership pact

For Immediate Release
October 05, 2009

TERRACE – Northwest Community College (NWCC), the City of Terrace Fire Department and the First Nations Emergency Services Society of B.C. (FNESS) signed a partnership framework last month that’s intended pool each of the organizations’ resources to better deliver emergency services training in the Northwest.

by NationTalk on October 8, 2009550 Views

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Jason Bernard Named Mi’kmaq Representative for Regional School Board

Department of Education
October 7, 2009 1:08 PM

Jason Bernard was appointed Mi’kmaq representative for the Strait Regional School Board, Oct. 7.

by NationTalk on October 7, 2009686 Views

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School Helps Women Run for Elected Office

Status of Women
October 7, 2009 3:35 PM

The Nova Scotia Campaign School for Women will teach women how to enter a political race and plan a campaign.

by NationTalk on October 7, 2009549 Views

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Premier recognizes government employees for improving services to Albertans 15th annual Premier’s Award of Excellence ceremony honours Alberta Public Service achievements

October 7, 2009

Edmonton… The innovation and dedication of 25 award-winning teams from across the Alberta Public Service were honoured at the 15th annual Premier’s Award of Excellence ceremony.  Premier Ed Stelmach recognized public service members who exemplify superior client service, excellence in business practices and outstanding leadership.

by NationTalk on October 7, 2009522 Views

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Teacher at K’alemi Dene School marks World Teachers’ Day with Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Mrs. Eileen Erasmus, a teacher at K’alemi Dene School (KDS), was presented with the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence at a ceremony in Ottawa yesterday. This distinguished award recognizes teachers across Canada who make a difference. Eileen was one of 84 educators who received the prestigious distinction.

by NationTalk on October 7, 2009638 Views

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BEAHR – Launch your environmental career: internship funding now available!

Recent Aboriginal post-secondary graduates—are you underemployed or unemployed? Now’s the time to take advantage of this opportunity to launch your environmental career with our internship program!

by NationTalk on October 6, 2009854 Views

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Order of Nova Scotia Ceremony to be Broadcast Live

Protocol Office
October 6, 2009

Nova Scotians who want to view the 2009 Order of Nova Scotia investiture ceremony will be able to watch it live on television and the Internet.

by NationTalk on October 6, 2009568 Views

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Media Advisory: Ministers to Attend Official School Opening

Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
October 6, 2009

The Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, and the Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs, will attend the official opening of the Sheshatshiu Innu School tomorrow (Wednesday, October 7) at 2:30 p.m. in Sheshatshiu.

by NationTalk on October 6, 2009546 Views

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World Teachers’ Day – Ontario teachers are building for the future

TORONTO, Oct. 5 – Ontario teachers are preparing for wide-ranging changes to teacher qualifications that will help prepare them for the classrooms of tomorrow.

by NationTalk on October 6, 2009802 Views

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UArctic Seeks Vice President Indigenous Affairs

5 October 2009 – 12:01pm

The UArctic Strategic Plan 2009-2013 states that UArctic shall look to increase leadership of indigenous peoples in the operation and governance, as well as programmatic activities, of UArctic. Further, the plan sets the specific goal that by 2013 Indigenous peoples and northerners will have a well-defined and prominent role in the leadership and development of UArctic. As a reflection of these strategic objectives, the UArctic Board of Governors, supported and encouraged by the UArctic members through the annual Council meeting held in Kiruna, Sweden, in August 2009, have decided to strengthen the UArctic leadership by establishing the post of UArctic Vice President Indigenous Affairs. The goals and objectives as well as eligibility criteria and selection process are available here. The post will be filled for an initial three-year period.

by NationTalk on October 6, 2009653 Views

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Funding Announced to Support Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network

Human Resources, Labour and Employment
October 5, 2009

The Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network (NLHHN), a new cross-province initiative aimed at addressing issues related to housing and homelessness, received a $95,000 financial contribution from the Provincial Government today. The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, announced the funding this morning at the network’s first official Strategic Planning Day, which was held at the Battery Hotel and Conference Centre in St. John’s.

by NationTalk on October 5, 20091391 Views

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper honours outstanding teachers for their contribution to Canada’s future

5 October 2009
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the recipients of the 2009 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Early Childhood Education. The Awards were presented at a ceremony in Ottawa on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day.

by NationTalk on October 5, 2009647 Views

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Health Bursary Programs Award 10 Grants for 2009

October 1, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Ten Yukoners are recipients of this year’s post-secondary health and medical education bursaries, Health and Social Services Minister Glenn Hart announced today.

by NationTalk on October 5, 2009730 Views

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Minister to Recognize Excellence In Teaching: Bjornson

October 5, 2009

Nominations are now being accepted for the fourth annual Celebration of Excellence in Teaching Minister’s Awards to recognize outstanding Manitoba teachers, Education, Citizenship and Youth Minister Peter Bjornson announced today, in recognition of World Teachers’ Day.

by NationTalk on October 5, 2009656 Views

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Government of Canada Helps La Ronge and Grandmother’s Bay Youth Prepare for Jobs

La Ronge, Saskatchewan (Oct. 2, 2009) – Youth facing barriers to employment will gain skills and work experience through the Government of Canada’s support for two employment projects. Mr. Rob Clarke, Member of Parliament for Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

by NationTalk on October 4, 20091048 Views

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