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Stats Canada: Labour Force Survey

Friday, May 7, 2010 >

April 2010 (Previous release)

Employment increased by 109,000 in April, the largest monthly gain in percentage terms since August 2002. The unemployment rate edged down 0.1 percentage points in April to 8.1%, as more people participated in the labour market.

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North Spirit Lake First Nation Celebrates the Start of Construction of its New School

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NORTH SPIRIT LAKE FIRST NATION, ONTARIO (May 6, 2010) – Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today, with the North Spirit Lake First Nation, celebrated the start of construction of the community’s new school. This project was made possible through Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

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VIU researcher aims to protect West Coast rivers from invasive species

VIU graduate Carol Bob can’t say enough about the undergraduate student experience she has enjoyed at Vancouver Island University.

Bob, who graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture degree, won three prestigious Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA), in Chemistry, from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

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Government of Canada Increases Direct Support for Canadian Women and Girls

May 6, 2010

OTTAWA – The Government of Canada has approved funding for 78 projects directly supporting more than 24,000 Canadian women as a result of the 2009-2010 call for proposals. This includes 34 groups that have received funding for the first time.

by NationTalk on May 6, 2010673 Views

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University of Lethbridge – Alumni Association Announces 2010 Honour Society Inductees

May 5, 2010

To celebrate the University’s 35th Anniversary in 2002, the University of Lethbridge Alumni Association established the Alumni Honour Society to recognize the achievements of successful alumni within the global community.

The individuals inducted into this prestigious group serve as role models through success in their vocation, outstanding community service or superior accomplishment in their avocation.

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The Royal Canadian Regiment commends Nunavut Arctic College student counselor in Rankin Inlet

Arctic College

May 5, 2010 – Major-General Walter Holmes, MBE, CD, Colonel of the Royal Canadian Regiment presented Kivalliq Campus Student Counselor and Residence Manager, Second Lieutenant Dorothy Atuat Tootoo with the Colonel of the Regiment Commendation for her outstanding efforts in promoting and supporting the Rankin Inlet Army Cadet Corps and The Royal Canadian Regiment.

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Improving Education Outcomes for Aboriginals Key to Manitoba’s Economic Future: C.D. Howe Institute

Toronto, May 5 – With a wave of babyboomers due to leave the workforce in coming decades, Manitoba’s best bet to replace their economic contribution is the province’s large Aboriginal youth population. But that will require an aggressive effort to improve poor Aboriginal education outcomes, according to an e-brief released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Manitoba’s Demographic Challenge: Why Improving Aboriginal Education Outcomes Is Vital for Economic Prosperity,” Policy Analyst Colin Busby notes that without improving the education outcomes among Manitoba’s Aboriginal youth – a significant share of the population – the province will be limited in its ability to offset the fiscal effects of the boomers’ departure from the workforce.

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Huron Theology Convocation May 6

May 5, 2010

Huron University College will confer Doctor of Divinity degrees (honoris causa) on Nina Burnham and Archbishop Caleb Lawrence during the Theology Convocation ceremony Thursday.

Along with the honorary degree recipients, nine Huron students will receive the Master of Divinity degree, two will be awarded the Master of Theological Studies degree and one student will be awarded the Lay Certificate in Theology during the 4:30 p.m. ceremony in the Kingsmill Room.

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NOSM Welcomes Three New Associate Deans

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. David Marsh, Dr. Lisa Graves, and Sue Berry to senior positions.

Dr. David Marsh has been appointed to serve as the new Associate Dean of NOSM’s Community Engagement portfolio. Dr. Marsh brings a longstanding interest in community-based initiatives to NOSM.

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UWinnipeg Awarded Major Global Program in Indigenous Development

May 4, 2010

Winnipeg, MB – The University of Winnipeg has been selected to become the international hub for the study of Indigenous peoples and communities joining a prestigious world-class network of universities.

by NationTalk on May 5, 2010856 Views

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First Nations Chief and VIU alumnus committed to education

Vancouver Island University graduate Chief Douglas White is carrying on a family legacy of community service.

White left his fast-paced job in Vancouver as a lawyer with one of Canada’s top aboriginal law firms to be a candidate for Chief during the Snuneymuxw First Nations elections last December.

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Sask Government Accepting Requests for Proposals for First Nations and Metis Projects

The Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour is requesting proposals from industry and training institutions to develop and deliver a Workplace Essential Skills Saskatchewan (WESS) project in their business/sector or institution. The project is to be designed to prepare low-skilled job seekers and existing low-skilled employees to gain the skills needed for sustainable, long-term employment and/or advancement in the applicant’s business/industry.

by NationTalk on May 5, 2010676 Views

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Over 190 Aboriginal students from across Canada arrive in Ottawa to present their projects at the tenth edition of E-Spirit Business Plan Competition

BDC’s E-Spirit and Aboriginal students promote youth entrepreneurship in Canada

Ottawa, May 5 – One hundred and ninety eight Aboriginal high school students across Canada qualified to attend the annual E-Spirit national Aboriginal Business Plan Competition that will take place in Ottawa from May 10 to 13. Organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), E-Spirit now celebrates ten years of existence.

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Agreements signed for First Nations University

News Release – May 4, 2010

Advanced Education, Employment and Labour Minister Rob Norris today announced the signing of a $5.2 million funding agreement between First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv), the University of Regina (U of R) and Meyers Norris Penny Limited (MNP). Under the agreement, MNP will administer the funding and provide regular financial reports.

by NationTalk on May 4, 2010752 Views

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Celebrating B.C.’s Child Care Professionals

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May 3, 2010

Ministry of Children and Family Development

VICTORIA – Twelve child care professionals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the children and families of British Columbia are the winners of the B.C. 2010 Child Care Awards of Excellence, announced today by Mary Polak, Minister of Children and Family Development and Minister Responsible for Child Care.

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UNBC Prof Explores “The Next Rural Economies”

May 3, 2010

As local governments from around northern BC gather in Smithers for their annual conference this week, a new book created by a UNBC professor sheds new light on the issues surrounding the renewal of rural communities in today’s global economy.

by NationTalk on May 4, 2010609 Views

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Connecting across the North

05/03/2010

Exciting things are happening with the English elementary students across Nunavik this year. Since September 2009, one elementary English class from each village has been participating in a cultural project which has encouraged them to learn more about their own culture, reflect on their thoughts and ideas, and will soon permit them to discover their connectedness to other students in Nunavik.

by NationTalk on May 4, 2010532 Views

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Algoma U student associations sign commitment to promote Anishinaabe self-determination

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – MAY 3, 2010): On Friday April 30, the Algoma University Students’ Union (AUSU) and the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students’ Association (SASA) signed a commitment to the self-determination of the Anishinaabe students on campus and recognition of the importance of Anishinaabe students, history and culture at Algoma University. The presidents of both AUSU and SASA were on-site to provide remarks and to reflect on the progress of the relationship between the two student associations.

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Manitoba Mayor Celebrates Youth Accomplishments with Youth Week

Organizations City-wide will host events planned for and by youth from May 1-7

WINNIPEG – Committed to building a City of Opportunity for all our citizens, Mayor Sam Katz today announced the City of Winnipeg’s Youth Week, from May 1-7, to celebrate young people who actively participate in our community and encourage more youth involvement in municipal issues through a variety of events across Winnipeg.

by NationTalk on May 4, 2010543 Views

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Thunder Bay Celebrating Youth Culture and Youth Week

The Community Youth Coalition is proclaiming May 1 – 8 the 6th annual Youth Week in Thunder Bay. The event is a for-youth–by-youth initiative, and recognizes the positive contributions that youth make in their community. It’s all part of the International Celebration of Youth.

“Every day we hear about marvelous acts of charity, community pride, leadership and creativity from the youth in our community,” said Myles Cizmar, Supervisor – Children and Youth Programs and Chair of the Community Youth Coalition. “Youth Week profiles the strong connection between young people and their community.”

by NationTalk on May 4, 2010554 Views

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Updated: Fact sheet on leaving and returning to school

The Canadian Education Statistics Council (CESC), a partnership between the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and Statistics Canada, has just published a new fact sheet that looks at the proportion of young adults who have left high school without a diploma and, among them, at those who have returned to obtain a high-school diploma, and at those who have progressed to postsecondary education. Knowing about the progress of these students helps us to take their needs into consideration and understand the value of second-chance programs.

by NationTalk on May 3, 2010520 Views

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Neighbourhoods Alive! Invests More Than $974,965 in Youth Programs

May 3, 2010

Summer camps, leadership training and video projects are among 36 initiatives for young Manitobans being supported over the next three years with an investment of $974,965 from the provincial government, Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today to kick off National Youth Week May 1 to 7.

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Congratulations to the 2010 Child Care Award Recipients

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May 3, 2010

Edmonton… Ten child care professionals who exemplify leadership and dedication in their field were recognized for their extraordinary contributions at an awards ceremony in Edmonton on April 30.

“The 2010 award recipients are outstanding examples of the people who work in licensed and approved child care programs across our province,” said Minister of Children and Youth Services Yvonne Fritz. “Their skill, dedication and innovative thinking help lay the foundation needed for children to grow and reach their full potential.”

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Pow-Wow celebrates Aboriginal Grads

Posted Monday, May 3, 2010

The 21st annual Traditional Graduation Pow-Wow for Aboriginal students was held May 1, 2010 at the University of Manitoba.

The Pow-Wow honoured and commemorated the academic achievement of Aboriginal post-secondary students from the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg.

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Strengthening women entrepreneurs in rural B.C.

Kelowna, BC, April 30 – On behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, Mr. Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, today announced Government of Canada support for a new project that will encourage women and girls to take on the challenge of leadership and decision-making roles across rural British Columbia.

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FSIN Chief Lonechild Comments on $3.0 Million Federal Commitment to First Nations University

30 April 2010

(Saskatoon SK): The announcement that the federal government has approved $3.0 Million in funding for First Nations University (FNUniv) represents yet another significant step forward.

by NationTalk on April 30, 2010885 Views

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Promising Practices and Programs in Aboriginal Learning

The AbLKC’s report Promising Practices and Programs in Aboriginal Learning defines four characteristics of promising practices in Aboriginal learning. Promising practices should:

by NationTalk on April 30, 2010739 Views

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Sault Ste. Marie Welcomes First Nation Students

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON – April 29, 2010): A group of high school students from the Constance Lake First Nation will be visiting Sault Ste. Marie later this weekend in order to learn more about their options for post-secondary education. Eight students from the Mamawmatawa Holistic Education Centre in Calstock, Ontario (near Hearst) will be making the trip south to tour both Sault College and Algoma University, and one of those students has a special connection to Algoma U – one of her family members attended the Shingwauk Indian Residential School as a child.

by NationTalk on April 30, 2010634 Views

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International Centre for Sturgeon Studies receives $1.3-million

Barry Janyk, Chair of the Island Coastal Economic Trust and Mayor of Gibsons, on behalf of the Board of Directors, today announced funding by the Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) of $1,300,000 for Vancouver Island University’s International Centre for Sturgeon Studies (ICSS). The total cost of the project is estimated at $5,250,000.

by NationTalk on April 30, 2010702 Views

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Nunavut Arctic College to introduce Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) diploma program in Cambridge Bay and Rankin Inlet

Nunavut Arctic College

April 28, 2010 – Nunavut Arctic College is developing a Licensed Practical Nurse diploma program. The new program is scheduled to begin in Cambridge Bay and Rankin Inlet in September 2011.

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Awards Honour Vancouver Island Public Employees

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April 29, 2010

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Citizens’ Services

VICTORIA – B.C. public service employees from across Vancouver Island were recognized today for their outstanding achievements with the Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Awards, announced Premier Gordon Campbell.

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Government of Canada Fulfills Commitment to Help Students at First Nations University of Canada Finish Academic Year

Regina, Saskatchewan – April 29, 2010 – Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the Government of Canada will provide $3 million to the University of Regina for expenses related to programming for students attending the First Nations University of Canada.

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Saskatchewan Youth Award Recipients Announced

April 29, 2010

Premier Brad Wall announced today the names of six young people who will receive the Saskatchewan Youth Award.

“This year’s recipients are, without question, an example of the compassion, dedication and innovation of Saskatchewan’s youth,” Wall said. “I want to thank them for their contributions and commitment to their communities and the province.”

by NationTalk on April 29, 2010894 Views

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Statistics Canada – Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada

April 2010

The April 2010 issue of Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada contains two articles.

“Women in Non-traditional Occupations and Fields of Study” takes stock of changes that have taken place over time in the occupations held by women in the labour market and in the fields of study they are choosing at the postsecondary level.

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47 British Columbians Honoured With Achievement Awards

April 28, 2010

Victoria – Forty-seven British Columbians representing 32 communities throughout the province were honoured today at the seventh annual BC Community Achievement Awards ceremony held at Government House in Victoria.

Lieutenant Governor Steven Point and Premier Gordon Campbell presented each recipient with a medallion on behalf of the BC Achievement Foundation.

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Province-wide initiative ‘maps’ child development

April 29, 2010

Education research project focuses on the early years

Edmonton… A new province-wide, five-year research project will examine factors influencing healthy childhood development. The Early Child Development (ECD) Mapping Initiative will give the Alberta government a better understanding of the relationships between children’s development and the support and resources available in their communities.

by NationTalk on April 29, 2010686 Views

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Saskatchewan Volunteers Honoured

April 28, 2010

Today Lieutenant Governor Dr. Gordon L. Barnhart presented 10 citizens with the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal at Government House in Regina. The Medal recognizes outstanding volunteer service or exceptional community involvement.

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It’s Official: Sault College in partnership with the Métis Nation of Ontario

Sault Ste. Marie, ON • April 28, 2010 — A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Sault College and the Métis Nation of Ontario, signed today by Gary Lipinski, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and Dr. Ron Common, President of Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie will help to address the unique labour needs of Métis people in Ontario by increasing participation in and access to Sault College programs and services.

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Shout Out! Media Canadian Tour

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Toronto, Monday April 19th 2010

Shout Out! Media is an interdisciplinary group of Toronto graduate students who are working in partnership with the Girls Action Foundation in creating a cross-Canada media literacy and video production workshop series for girls aged 12-17.

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Media Advisory – Aboriginal elder to open free education upgrading program at Centennial College

Toronto, April 29 – Elder Andrew Wesley is opening Centennial College’s new Aboriginal Pathways program with a traditional outdoor naming ceremony on Tuesday, May 4 at the college’s Ashtonbee Campus in Scarborough.

The celebration marks the establishment of Centennial’s partnership with Native Child and Family Services of Toronto to provide a tuition-free education upgrading program to support Aboriginal people in their pursuit of future employment opportunities through post-secondary or apprenticeship training.

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New funding from Ontario government will support Aboriginal student success

April 28, 2010

Funding of $560,669 from the provincial government will provide bursaries and support new initiatives at Ryerson University to enhance post-secondary opportunities for the Aboriginal community.

At a news conference yesterday on campus, the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Chris Bentley and the newly elected member of the provincial legislature for Toronto-Centre Glen Murray were on hand to announce the funding. The package includes $37,151 for student bursaries, $464,908 to student support services and $58,610 to improve meeting space.

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Exploring Northern, Fur Trade and Aboriginal Studies

April 27, 2010

Winnipeg, MB – Close to 70 diverse presenters and 150 delegates from across North America will gather at The University of Winnipeg to explore Rupert’s Land studies from many different angles. Sessions will feature new work on Aboriginal history, the fur trade, Aboriginal-missionary relations, material culture, research on national historic sites, and many other topics. The 2010 Rupert’s Land Colloquium begins Wednesday evening, May 19, and ends midday on Saturday, May 22.

by NationTalk on April 28, 2010856 Views

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Paul Martin Launches First High School-University Dual Credit Program in Ontario

April 27, 2010

Sudbury – A unique partnership that enables Aboriginal youth to earn high school and university credits at the same time was announced today at Laurentian University.

“This announcement builds on the successful dual credit programs between Ontario high schools and colleges,” said Laurentian President Dominic Giroux. “This pilot program will extend the dual credit concept to the Ontario university environment for the first-time ever. It’s a proud day for Laurentian as it builds on its tri-cultural mandate — but, more importantly, it’s a great day for First Nation and Métis students because it gives them more options for success — and that’s what really matters.”

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Government of Canada Partners to Help Aboriginal Grads

Toronto, Ontario – April 28, 2010 – Ed Komarnicki, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today encouraged Aboriginal youth to take advantage of opportunities that Canada has to offer, during his opening remarks at Inclusion Works 2010, Canada’s largest Aboriginal employment fair.

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Canada’s Economic Action Plan Creates Jobs and Improves Housing On Reserve in Quebec — Mistissini

Mistissini, QC April 28, 2010 — The Government of Canada announced today an investment of more than $6.2 million as part of the year one funding through Canada’s Economic Action Plan to improve housing conditions for Cree Nation communities in Quebec.

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Provincial Government Supports Training for Groomer Operators in Labrador

April 28, 2010

Twenty-five groomer operators throughout Labrador recently had the opportunity to upgrade their essential winter survival skills and certification due to an investment of $134,000 from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

by NationTalk on April 28, 2010568 Views

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Proposed Legislation Would Further Enhance Quality Of Adult Learning, Post-Secondary Education: Mcgifford

April 27, 2010

Minister Says Proposals Would Protect Students’ Privacy

Legislative proposals would allow data collection to help guide further improvements to the adult learning and post‑secondary education system while protecting students’ privacy, Advanced Education and Literacy Minister Diane McGifford said today after introducing the legislation.

by NationTalk on April 28, 2010588 Views

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Canada’s Economic Action Plan Creates Jobs and Improves Social Housing in Ontario

London, Ontario April 26, 2010 — The Government of Canada announced today that thirty-eight housing co-operative projects located in the London area will receive more than $1.2 million, through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, as part of the social housing renovation and retrofit investments.

by NationTalk on April 28, 2010536 Views

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Media Advisory: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO – April 27, 2010 – Mr. Ed Komarnicki, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, will deliver remarks at the Inclusion Works ’10 conference, hosted by the Aboriginal Human Resource Council.

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Call For Entries: 35th Annual American Indian Film Festival

For Immediate Release

San Francisco, CA ––The American Indian Film Institute is currently seeking film and video entries for the 35th annual American Indian Film Festival. As the nations oldest and most prestigious venue for American Indian film arts and entertainment, the American Indian Film Festival has earned a reputation for excellence and integrity. At Film Festival 2009, AIFI premiered and/or screened over 100 film and video works from American and Canadian filmmakers. The annual Film Festival and American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show, produced by AIFI Founder and President Michael Smith, draws an audience of nearly 6,000, anticipating the latest in American Indian cinema and music.

by NationTalk on April 27, 2010590 Views

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