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10th Annual Aboriginal Studies Symposium

On January 24th 2009,Queen’s University Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre will be hosting the 10th Annual Aboriginal Studies Symposium.This year’s theme is ‘Spirituality’.

The Symposium will be held at Policy Studies Building Room 202, Queen’s University from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm with a feast to follow at the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre at 146 Barrie Street.

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009679 Views

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Provincial Aboriginal Youth Conference

The Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort and Conference Centre

Held On Mar 17, 2009 – Mar 20, 2009

Aboriginal Youth aged (14-24) are invited to take part in a dynamic conference on Aboriginal Language, Culture and Employment. Many workshops, cultural activities, an interactive career and education fair, evening entertainment and afternoon sport and recreation activities will be offered.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009704 Views

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Provincial Officials Meet In Snow Lake, Flin Flon

January 15, 2009
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Rondeau Announces Formation of Work Force Adjustment Committee To Help Deal with Chisel Mine, Concentrator Closure

SNOW LAKE – Following the announcement by Hudbay Minerals on Friday, Jan. 9, that it will suspend operations at its Chisel North Mine and its concentrator in Snow Lake, Science, Technology Energy and Mines Minister Jim Rondeau led a provincial delegation here and to Flin Flon today. Members of the delegation are meeting with council members from the respective communities, the union, the company and the workers.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009683 Views

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Crime Prevention Pilot Promotes Youth Development

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For Immediate Release
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Jan. 15, 2009

Ministry of Children and Family Development

WILLIAMS LAKE – A community-based crime prevention pilot program focused on promoting positive youth development through inclusive and caring communities is being implemented in Williams Lake and Anahim Lake, announced Children and Family Development Minister Tom Christensen.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009654 Views

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Order of Ontario Appointments Announced

January 15, 2009

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Former Premier David Peterson, former Chief Justice Patrick LeSage, human rights activist George Brady, former Olympic figure skater Barbara Ann Scott-King, medical researcher Dr. Michael Baker and publisher Ellen Seligman are among the new appointees to the Order of Ontario.

by NationTalk on January 15, 20092248 Views

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RBC After-School Grants Program calls for Grant Applications

Deadline to apply is March 2, 2009

TORONTO, January 14, 2009 — The RBC After-School Grants Program today announced its call for grant applications for the 2009-2010 school year. In its 11th year, RBC is offering more than $2 million in grants to fund first-time and renewed grant recipients.

by NationTalk on January 14, 2009604 Views

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Universities Receive Record $40-Million Investment For Campus Improvements

January 14, 2009

The Manitoba government is tripling its investment in university renewal with an additional $40 million in funding for 54 campus improvement projects at the province’s four major universities, Advanced Education and Literacy Minister Diane McGifford announced today.

by NationTalk on January 14, 2009682 Views

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Aboriginal Association Builds Trades Training Facility

January 14, 2009 – 012

McGuinty Government Invests In Worker Training In Sioux Lookout

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Ontario is supporting skills development for Aboriginal people pursuing careers in Northwestern Ontario’s construction industry.

by NationTalk on January 14, 2009627 Views

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Province Supports Aboriginal Career Fair To Help Youth Enter Changing Workforce

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January 14, 2009

Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Minister Eric Robinson, acting Aboriginal and northern affairs minister, today announced a $50,000 grant for the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation to help launch the 2009 Aboriginal Youth Career Fair called Blueprint for the Future.

by NationTalk on January 14, 2009690 Views

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Minister Moore Officially Launches Canada Day Poster Challenge 2009

BURNABY, January 13, 2009 – The Poster Challenge allows young Canadians aged 5 to 18 to present their vision of Canada through visual art. With the approach of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, this is an ideal time for them to show their enthusiasm and interpret this year’s theme, “With Glowing Hearts.”

by NationTalk on January 14, 2009845 Views

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Nahendeh MLA Wants Solution for Fort Simpson Library

January 13, 2009

The MLA for Nahendeh, Kevin Menicoche, would like to see the library in Fort Simpson remain open. The Deh Cho Hall, which is the current home of the John Tetso Memorial library, is scheduled to permanently close its doors next month. The Deh Cho Hall is an older building formally used for government offices, which are being relocated in February. Mr. Menicoche says, “A short-term solution is to continue housing the library in the Deh Cho Hall until the spring. This approach would provide more time to find a permanent space for it.”

by NationTalk on January 13, 20091013 Views

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HEQCO-RFP-011-Aboriginal Student Data: Challenges and Opportunities

January 13, 2008

RFP Number:
HEQCO-RFP-011

RFP Title:
Aboriginal Student Data: Challenges and Opportunities

Issue Date of RFP
January 13, 2009

Deadline for Questions or clarifications to RFP
January 27, 2009, 3:00 p.m.

Proposal Submission Deadline/Time
February 10, 2009, 3:00 p.m.

by NationTalk on January 13, 2009884 Views

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Study Finds High Rates of Street Involved and Marginalized Aboriginal Youth in BC

Media Release | Jan. 13, 2009

Teens and communities call for more services for families, youth

A report released today provides a detailed analysis of the experience of marginalized and street involved Aboriginal youth in B.C.

Called Moving Upstream, the report analyzes the experiences in nine B.C. communities of 410 homeless, inadequately housed, street involved and marginalized Aboriginal youth ages 12 to 18. It also includes the response to these findings from Aboriginal community members, and calls for increased services.

by NationTalk on January 13, 2009584 Views

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Report: Investing in Literacy would have Greater Economic Benefits than other Government Programs

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Protecting Canada’s standard of living depends on literacy
New report says investing in literacy would have greater economic benefits than other government programs

Ottawa-January 6, 2009—A campaign to improve literacy among Canadians is the best and most cost-effective way to boost the country’s lagging productivity and maintain employment, says a report from a leading statistical research firm.

by NationTalk on January 13, 2009620 Views

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Volunteers Wanted! SAIT Aboriginal Student Symposium

February 11, 2009
10:00 – 3:00 pm

The symposium is a one day career fair that provides opportunities for our future leaders.

We are looking for committed volunteers to help maintain the flow of the day. We will need assistance in parking, greeters, chaperones, lunch set-up, and so forth.

by NationTalk on January 13, 2009598 Views

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Green Team Program Applications Now Available: Bjornson

Manitoba News Release
January 13, 2009

Not-for-profit organizations across Manitoba and municipal governments in rural Manitoba are invited to apply for grants from the provincial Green Team program to hire youth next summer, Education, Citizenship and Youth Minister Peter Bjornson announced today.

by NationTalk on January 13, 2009843 Views

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Metis Health-Careers Bursary Awards

The Manitoba Metis Federation encourages all Metis individuals pursuing health careers to apply for the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation’s special one-time Metis Health Careers Bursary. Under Education Program on www.naaf.ca there is a downloadable application on the right side of the page.

by NationTalk on January 13, 2009752 Views

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Canadian Journal of Native Students Accepting Essay Submissions

On the subject of: What We Do, What We Are: Responsible, Ethical, and Indigenous-Centered Literary Criticisms of Indigenous Literatures

The Canadian Journal of Native Studies (CJNS) invites submissions for a special issue on Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) literatures with a focus on investigating responsible, ethical, and Indigenous-centered literary criticisms of these literatures.

by NationTalk on January 13, 2009789 Views

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Youth Award Nomination Deadline Approaching

News Release – January 13, 2009

Saskatchewan residents have until January 30 to nominate individuals for the Saskatchewan Youth Award.

Anyone who knows an exceptional young person who deserves recognition for their personal achievements or contributions to their community, can nominate him or her for the Saskatchewan Youth Award.

by NationTalk on January 13, 2009604 Views

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Call for Order of British Columbia Nominations

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For Immediate Release
Jan. 12, 2009

Honours and Awards Secretariat

VICTORIA – Nominations for the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest recognition of excellence and lifetime achievement, are now being accepted by the Honours and Awards Secretariat.

by NationTalk on January 13, 20091346 Views

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W.T. Goodspirit set to play for the Queen of England

Press Release January 9/09

W.T. Goodspirit will be receiving an Heritage award this march in London,England. The Queen of England will be attending this event. The event will take place on March 3/09

This award recognizes an individual whose long term leadership and contribution to the preservation and presentation of Alberta’s history has been exemplary. Nominees should have a minimum of 10 years’ involvement with heritage in the province and have made personal contributions to the field well beyond the responsibilities of any heritage related employment. Their efforts to preserve, promote, interpret or otherwise encourage heritage preservation and awareness should demonstrate either exceptional diversity or high achievement. Achievements must be identifiable as provincial in scope. Improved public understanding and appreciation of the province’s heritage should be a consequence of their contribution.

by NationTalk on January 12, 2009822 Views

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Media Advisory – Ottawa family wins national contest: Robert Munsch pays them a visit this Saturday

TORONTO, Jan. 12 – On Saturday, January 17, legendary Canadian children’s author Robert Munsch will make a special visit to the Kicknosway family’s Family Literacy Day party in Ottawa. The Kicknosway party is the winning entry in the fourth annual Munsch at Home contest and was selected from numerous applications sent in from across Canada.

by NationTalk on January 12, 2009626 Views

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Media Advisory – CAUT representatives available to speak with Regina media about censure of First Nations University of Canada

OTTAWA, Jan. 12 – Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Executive Director James Turk and President Penni Stewart are in Regina tomorrow, Tuesday, and will be available to speak with media about how censure of First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) can be lifted.

by NationTalk on January 12, 2009602 Views

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2009 NWT Outstanding Volunteer Awards Nominations

YELLOWKNIFE (January 9, 2009) – The opening of the nomination process for the 2009 Northwest Territories (NWT) Outstanding Volunteer Awards was announced today by the Honourable Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA).

MACA pays tribute to volunteers by presenting the NWT Outstanding Volunteer Awards to individuals and organizations who have improved the quality of life for NWT residents through significant voluntary commitment.

by NationTalk on January 12, 2009656 Views

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Students Take Budget Ideas Directly To The Finance Minister

Canadian Federation of Students

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

OTTAWA– The Canadian Federation of Students presented fiscal stimulus ideas to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and his staff in Montreal today as part of a restricted group of pre-budget consultations.

by NationTalk on January 12, 2009603 Views

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Addendum to submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultations: Economic Stimulus through Investment in Advanced Skills

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. ACCC is the national and international voice of Canada’s 150 community colleges, institutes of technology, university-colleges, polytechnics and cégeps1. With campuses in 1,000 urban and rural communities, 1.5 million learners, and 60,000 educators, these institutions play a pivotal role in ensuring that Canada’s labour force remains robust, competent and competitive. The education they provide draws students equally from all socio-economic quarters, and targets preparation for employment and workforce development.

by NationTalk on January 12, 2009726 Views

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Nominations open for Child Care Professional Awards of Excellence

January 9, 2009

Edmonton… Do you know child care professionals who deserve recognition for the outstanding job they do? Then nominate them for Alberta’s 4th annual Child Care Professional Awards of Excellence.

by NationTalk on January 11, 2009733 Views

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Canadian Social Forum Call for Abstracts

The Canadian Social Forum invites submission of abstracts in five key theme areas, central to current efforts to reduce poverty and create sustainable and prosperous communities where all members can participate equitably in social and economic life.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 20, 2009.

by NationTalk on January 9, 2009671 Views

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Statistics Canada – Labour Force Survey

Employment declined for the second consecutive month in December (-34,000), the result of a large drop in full-time work. With the decline in employment came a 0.3 percentage point increase in the unemployment rate, which hit 6.6% in December.

Employment growth from December 2007 to December 2008 was 0.6% (+98,000), much slower than the increase of 2.2% (+358,000) observed over the same period in the previous year. From the record low of 5.8% in early 2008, the unemployment rate had climbed 0.8 percentage points by the end of the year, with most of the increase occurring in the last quarter.

by NationTalk on January 9, 20091111 Views

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Music, Media and Culture series continues at Memorial

DATE: Jan. 7, 2009

Memorial University will hear from some of its own during the next installment of the Music, Media and Culture Lecture Series which is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 20.

A panel discussion, titled Fieldwork Ethics in Ethnomusicology and Folklore, will feature four Memorial students:

by NationTalk on January 8, 2009610 Views

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Community Trust Employs Forest Workers in Sliammon

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For Immediate Release
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Jan. 8, 2009

Ministry of Forests and Range
Ministry of Community Development

SLIAMMON – Ten forest workers are improving silviculture conditions on two forestry blocks near Powell River as a result of $74,000 in funding through the Job Opportunities Program, Community Development Minister Blair Lekstrom and Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell announced today.

by NationTalk on January 8, 2009577 Views

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Nipissing University appoints New President

North Bay, ON, January 8, 2009

Nipissing University has appointed Dr. Lesley Lovett-Doust as president and vice-chancellor.

Lovett-Doust will begin a five-year term on July 1, 2009. She becomes Nipissing’s fifth president, succeeding Dr. Dennis Mock, who will complete his six years of service on June 30, 2009.

by NationTalk on January 8, 2009666 Views

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License the New Local Environmental Coordinator Training Program

Developed in consultation with industry, educators, and Aboriginal communities across Canada, the BEAHR Learning Institute is proud to announce the launch of its new Local Environmental Coordinator Training Program.

This 12-week program teaches the basics skills of environmental management, including communication and life skills, developing and implementing environmental plans, integrating Traditional Knowledge within data collection and analysis, and much more.

by NationTalk on January 8, 2009761 Views

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Nominations Welcome for Alberta’s Highest Honour

January 8, 2009

Edmonton… The Alberta Order of Excellence Council is now accepting public nominations for the highest honour the province has to offer its citizens. Up to 10 Alberta community leaders will be selected this year for investiture into the Alberta Order of Excellence (AOE).

by NationTalk on January 8, 2009657 Views

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A First Nations and Métis Education Promising Practices Symposium

April 1- 2, 2009 at the Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education and the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Center will be co-hosting a First Nations and Métis Education Promising Practices Symposium. This symposium will allow school divisions and educational partners to disseminate results pertaining to promising practices that support improved outcomes for all learners with emphasis on First Nations and Métis children and youth.

by NationTalk on January 8, 2009749 Views

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OFNTSC Technical Training Dates have Changed

Training dates for the Housing Progam have changed. Please check the new dates listed on the interactive calendar on the home page, to ensure that you dont miss your chance to participate in this training. Listed below are also the new dates for training.

by NationTalk on January 7, 2009628 Views

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Call for Submissions: North American Indigenous Image Awards

January 6, 2009

DEADLINE: January 23, 2009

The North American Indigenous Image Awards is a new award show that is set to launch at the Isleta Casino and Resort in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 23, 2009. This is the Thursday of the Gathering of Nations weekend.

by NationTalk on January 7, 2009639 Views

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Quebecor Fund scholarship will bring Ontario producers to Banff

January 5, 2009

With the financial support of the Quebecor Fund, two Ontario-based producers will once again have the opportunity to pursue professional development opportunities through a 21-day residency at the Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) at The Banff Centre. The new scholarship has been specifically created for Aboriginal and visible minority new media producers.

by NationTalk on January 7, 2009712 Views

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“Connecting Past to Present: Listening to the Voices of the Land”

May 13, 14 and 15, 2009
Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

“Our thanks” to those of you who helped make our 2008 Aboriginal Education Research Forum a resounding success! We are very pleased to advise that planning is currently underway for the fifth annual Aboriginal Education Research Forum – Shawane Dagosiwin.

by NationTalk on January 7, 2009653 Views

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Brock University and the District School Board of Niagara Conference 2009 Call for Papers and Presenters

Tomorrow is Mine: Responding to the Needs of Aboriginal Children in Public Education

The Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, Faculty of Education in partnership with the District School Board of Niagara is pleased to announce an Aboriginal Education Conference to be held 14 and 15 of May, 2009 at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, CANADA.

by NationTalk on January 6, 20092168 Views

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Cool Millions for Research

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced today that it has awarded the University of Manitoba $2,091,296 million to support new projects focused on some of the most pertinent problems of our day.

by NationTalk on January 6, 2009850 Views

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Brandon University 2008-2009 tenure Announcements

Tue, Jan 6, 2009

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University is pleased to announce that the following BU faculty members have received tenure in 2008-2009:

by NationTalk on January 6, 2009644 Views

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Community School Case Studies from Saskatchewan & Manitoba

This 2008 research examines six Manitoba and Saskatchewan community schools serving high proportions of First Nation and Métis students.

Dr. Susan Phillips

Principal Investigator, Dr. Susan Phillips, examines six community schools in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Supported by grants from Saskatchewan and Manitoba and the Office of the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, this research will provide informative case studies and analysis of a set of community schools serving high proportions of First Nation and Métis students. The report to be published in October 2008 will support evidence-based decision making in the further development and implementation of community education as a model for increasing student success, and provide particular insights concerning community school approaches and success rates with First Nations and Métis students.

by NationTalk on January 6, 20091330 Views

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Highlights of Future Canadian Council on Learning Projects

CCL is proposing an exciting slate of projects for the coming years.

1. Literacy Self-Assessments
2. ECHO Assessment Tool
3. “Learning Infoway”
4. Aboriginal Learning Information and Data Strategy (ALIDS)
5. Health Literacy Partnerships
6. Health Literacy Self-Assessment Tool
7. Lifelong learning benchmarks
8. Action plan for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in Canada
9. 2009 release of PSE, CLI, and other key CCL reports
10. International application of CCL learning tools

by NationTalk on January 6, 2009579 Views

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Community Invited to Attend Pine Tree Lecture by Clayton Thomas-Muller at Trent University on January 7

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Monday, January 5, 2009, Peterborough

Indigenous Activist to Present “The Tar Sands: Canada’s Home to Climate Outlaws and Fossil Fuel Gangsters?”

The Department of Indigenous Studies at Trent University invites the community to attend a Pine Tree Lecture by Clayton Thomas-Muller on Wednesday, January 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Nozhem, the First Peoples Performance Space at Gzowski College.

by NationTalk on January 5, 2009736 Views

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Saskatchewan Education Property Tax Initiative

Premier Brad Wall has tasked Rosetown-Elrose MLA Jim Reiter, Legislative Secretary to the Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Hon. Ken Krawetz, to lead the review of the role of property tax in the funding of Saskatchewan preK-12 education.

by NationTalk on January 5, 2009735 Views

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Pita Aatami Elected Fellow of The Arctic Institute of North America

January 05, 2009
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December 11, 2008 Montreal Quebec; Pita Aatami, President of Makivik Corporation, has recently been elected member of the College of Fellows of the Arctic Institute of North America, University of Calgary, a very prestigious research organization.

The Arctic Institute was created in 1945 by an act of the Canadian Parliament. Its mandate is to advance the study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic through the natural and social sciences, the arts and humanities and to acquire, preserve and disseminate information on physical, environmental and social conditions in the North.

by NationTalk on January 5, 2009693 Views

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Native Canadian Centre of Toronto Seeking Board Members

The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is a community-based non-profit organization that delivers traditional Native cultural programs and social and recreational services. The NCCT remains a focal point of Aboriginal activity in the GTA, being the first point of contact for anyone seeking further information about the Aboriginal community. The Centre welcomes everyone. The strength and beauty of our people lie in our ability and willingness to share with one another as well as our non-Native members. This is one of the fundamental values embodied in our distinctive culture.

We are seeking individuals who will fulfill the responsibilities of Board Member including one who will fulfill the responsibilities of Board Youth Representative (18-24 years of age).

by NationTalk on January 5, 2009944 Views

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