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Island Ministers Take Part In National Education And Training Meetings – Innovation and Advanced Learning

For immediate release
September 4, 2009

Innovation and Advanced Learning

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Gerard Greenan and Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allan Campbell participated in meetings of the Council of Ministers of Education (CMEC) this week in Calgary.

by NationTalk on September 7, 2009706 Views

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The Government Of Canada Announces The Aboriginal Skills And Employment Training Strategy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, September 4, 2009—The Government of Canada announced its newest commitment to Aboriginal people through the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS). The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, made the announcement today.

by NationTalk on September 7, 20091062 Views

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Okanagan College Creates Centre For Aboriginal Students

For Immediate Release
September 4, 2009

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development
Okanagan College

SALMON ARM – Aboriginal students attending Okanagan College¹s Salmon Arm campus this fall have a new space that celebrates their heritage and provides access to a variety of support services, announced Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation George Abbott today.

by NationTalk on September 7, 2009798 Views

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2009 ONLC Provincial Training Conference

September 4, 2009

2009 Provincial Training Conference
Ontario Native Literacy Coalition
November 5-8, 2009
Kempenfelt Conference Centre, Barrie, Ontario

by NationTalk on September 7, 2009797 Views

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$60,000 Supports Workers Training In Fort St. James

For Immediate Release
September 4, 2009

Ministry of Community and Rural Development

VICTORIA – A $60,000 investment from the Community Development Trust’s Tuition Assistance Program will open up new opportunities for training at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) Fort St. James campus, announced John Rustad, Nechako Lakes MLA, on behalf of Bill Bennett, Minister of Community and Rural Development.

by NationTalk on September 7, 2009627 Views

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Etudes/Inuit/Studies, Vol. 32(2), 2008, Now Available

4 September 2009

Etudes/Inuit/Studies, vol. 32(2), 2008, has been published. The issue focuses on “Franz Boas and the Inuit” and is guest edited by Ludger Müller-Wille. Please see the Table of Contents below. The bilingual abstracts (French and English) of the articles can be viewed on the journal website at: http://www.fss.ulaval.ca/etudes-inuit-studies

by NationTalk on September 7, 2009623 Views

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New Public Internship Program Announced Innovation and Advanced Learning

September 4, 2009
For immediate release

To assist Prince Edward Island graduates get the work experience they need to secure full-time jobs, Allan Campbell, Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning, announced the creation of a new Public Internship Program for recent graduates of post-secondary education programs.

by NationTalk on September 4, 20091126 Views

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UWinnipeg Diploma Will Open Doors For Aboriginal People In Information And Communication Technology Careers

September 3, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB – A new, one-year diploma program means more Aboriginal people in Manitoba will be able to enter careers such as junior web programmers, network support technicians and help desk support professionals. The Aboriginal Information & Communication Technologies Diploma was officially launched in partnership today by The University of Winnipeg’s Division of Continuing Education and the Information and Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba (ICTAM), to begin closing the techno-gap that currently exists in the province’s workforce. Only 1.2% of those in ICT careers in Manitoba are Metis, First Nation and Inuit people.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2009908 Views

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Brandon University hosts professional development for Sioux Valley School

September 3, 2009

BRANDON, MB – In a new and collaborative initiative, the Faculty of Education at Brandon University is welcoming the entire staff of Sioux Valley School, as well as community members, for a week of shared professional development.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2009992 Views

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The Colour of Opportunity

By Jeannette Proulx
Regional Learning Advisor
Atlantic Chairperson for the National Council of Aboriginal Federal Employees (NCAFE)

A National Council of Visible Minorities (NCVM) Diversity Learning Event was held in Halifax on July 9, 2009. Entitled “The Colour of Opportunity”, this session attracted more than 80 attendees from various departments.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2009925 Views

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Statistics Canada – Labour Force Survey

August 2009 (Previous release)

Employment increased by 27,000 in August, led by part-time work and among private sector employees. The unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points to 8.7% as more people participated in the labour market.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2009654 Views

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Graduate Student Fellowships – Call for Proposals: Canada’s Role in the Circumpolar World

The Northern Governance Thematic Network of the University of the Arctic, with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, is pleased to announce nine available fellowships for Graduate Students, valued at $5000 each. The purpose of these fellowships is to support the creation of research papers on Canada’s international arctic role.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2009571 Views

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Second Polar Law Symposium, University of Akureyi, Iceland, 10-12 September 2009

On 10-12 September 2009 leading experts in the field of Polar Law and Arctic Governance will meet at the University of Akureyri for the second Polar Law Symposium. Discussions will address the governance of shipping routes, environmental management, and human rights in polar regions, among other issues.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2009675 Views

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Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) Calgary, Alberta – September 2-3, 2009

MINISTERS BUILD ON LEARN CANADA 2020 VISION

Calgary, September 3, 2009 – The 96th meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, concluded today in Calgary. Ministers discussed progress on a number of their priorities including, improving student success, Aboriginal education, literacy, postsecondary education, and education data and research, all of which are key components of ministers’ April 2008 joint declaration, Learn Canada 2020. While in Calgary, ministers also took part in events and activities at WorldSkills Calgary 2009, an international skills and trades competition.

by NationTalk on September 3, 2009720 Views

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Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres [UMAYC] POSTPONED

2010-2011 UMAYC Call for Applications

Please be advised that the annual September 1st Call for Application for the Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres (UMAYC) Initiative has been postponed upon direction from the program funder, Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH).

by NationTalk on September 3, 2009679 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Simon Fraser University

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Sept. 3, 2009 – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced over a million dollars in funding for Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts.

by NationTalk on September 3, 2009605 Views

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The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WINNIPEG, September 3, 2009 – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and the Honourable Diane McGifford, Chair of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), and Minister of Advanced Education and Literacy for Manitoba, invite the members of the media to a press conference on Friday, September 4, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. CDT. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow.

by NationTalk on September 3, 2009735 Views

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Call for Student Participants: Environments, Movements, Narratives in the Circumpolar North, Rovaniemi, Finland

Organizers of a conference entitled “Environments, Movements, Narratives in the Circumpolar North,” announce a call for student participants. The conference will be held 28-31 October 2009 in Rovaniemi, Finland, at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland. Students from the circumpolar north, and those interested in northern humanities and social sciences, are invited to apply for funding. Travel, meals, and lodging will be covered by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

by NationTalk on September 3, 2009567 Views

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Fired Up About Science!

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2009

Ottawa ON: Over 225,000 Canadian youth in over 450 communities nationwide are going back to school fired up about science! That’s because they’ve experienced hands-on programming by one or more of Actua’s 29 college and university based member organizations delivering science, engineering and technology workshops, summer day camps, clubs or other community outreach initiatives for youth. Actua is Canada’s largest science, engineering and technology youth outreach network with 20 years of experience inspiring young people to discover their potential!

by NationTalk on September 2, 2009805 Views

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Government Of Canada Supports Aboriginal Arts Training

PENTICTON, British Columbia, – September 2, 2009 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade, Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and Member of Parliament (Okanagan-Coquihalla), today announced funding for the Okanagan Indian Educational Resources Society for its En’owkin Centre, located on the Okanagan Indian Reserve near Penticton.

by NationTalk on September 2, 2009663 Views

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Recipients of 2009 Order of Nova Scotia Announced

Premier’s Office
September 2, 2009

NOTE: Photos and biographies of the 2009 Order of Nova Scotia recipients are available at http://gov.ns.ca/prot/2009recipients.htm

A longtime cabinet minister, an advocate for Mi’Kmaq people, and a crusader for social justice are among the five Nova Scotians being recognized this year for their outstanding contributions and achievements. Premier Darrell Dexter announced the 2009 Order of Nova Scotia recipients today, Sept. 2.

by NationTalk on September 2, 2009697 Views

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Inclusion Works ’10 registration and call for presenters opens…

Inclusion Works ’10: Voices of Change
Date: April 27-29, 2010
Location: Toronto – Westin Harbour Castle

Inclusion Works ’10 has set high standards to bring you first-rate interactive engagement, presenters and information that will help transform your workplace into a dynamic driver of Aboriginal employment and economic growth.

by NationTalk on September 2, 2009591 Views

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Prime Minister Harper To Speak At Worldskills Calgary 2009 Opening Ceremony Joins Other Prominent Officials In Welcoming Young Global Competitors To Calgary

CALGARY, – Sept. 1 – Prime Minister Stephen Harper joins First Nations Treaty 7 Grand Chief Charles Weaselhead, Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, Calgary Mayor Dave Bronconnier, WorldSkills International Chairman Tjerk (Jack) Dusseldorp, and WorldSkills Calgary 2009 Chairman Guy Mallabone for the Opening Ceremony of WorldSkills Calgary 2009.

by NationTalk on September 2, 2009672 Views

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Literacy in Ontario: The Most Up-To-Date Literacy Stats

(Toronto August 31, 2009)

Article Source: Ontario Literacy Coalition

Created by the Ontario Literacy Coalition, in partnership with the Regional Literacy Networks, Sectoral Networks and the Provincial Literacy Coalitions, Literacy in Ontario provides an overview of adult literacy in the province of Ontario.

Literacy in Ontario’s first chapter – What is Literacy? – situates “Literacy” as an everexpanding term, reflecting the context in which literacy skills are used. The literacy skills required to be successful in 2009 are quite different from the skills that were needed 20 or even 10 years ago. The first chapter also provides important information on the role literacy skills play in the various economic and social outcomes of Canadians. Literacy has a direct impact on productivity, income, labour force participation, health, poverty reduction, and citizen engagement.

by NationTalk on September 2, 2009563 Views

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Media Advisory – Okanagan Indian Educational Resources Society

Date: September 1, 2009

On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade, and Minister responsible for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Member of Parliament (Okanagan-Coquihalla), will make a funding announcement tomorrow.

by NationTalk on September 1, 2009735 Views

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The Union of Northern Workers congratulates this year’s 10 winners of the Josie Gould Memorial Scholarships

The winners for the 2009 – 2010 school year are:

Jennie Partridge, Nihal J.A. Silveira Da Graca Costa, John Wyse, Jessi Casebeer, Meaghan Fisher, Rebecca Robertson, Christopher Buchanan, Kenneth Mercredi, Briony Wright, Jenny Andre.

by NationTalk on September 1, 20091071 Views

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Opportunity to Organize a Vancouver 2010 Aboriginal Fashion Show and Gala Event

August 28, 2009

To interested Aboriginal fashion designers and event planners:

The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) and the Four Host First Nations (FHFN) are working together to achieve unprecedented Aboriginal participation in the planning and hosting of the 2010 Winter Games.

by NationTalk on September 1, 2009756 Views

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Grand Chief Archie Charles Invested as a Member of the Order of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario (Aug. 31, 2009) – On behalf of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, His Honour the Honourable Steven L. Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, presented the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Grand Chief Archie Charles during a ceremony at the Seabird Island Community Hall, in Agassiz, British Columbia, on August 28, 2009.

by NationTalk on August 31, 2009841 Views

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Government Of Canada Invests In The Quickdraw Animation Society

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Aug. 31, 2009 – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Lee Richardson, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre), today announced funding for the Quickdraw Animation Society.

by NationTalk on August 31, 2009778 Views

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Alberta Co-Hosts World Education Discussion On Job-Skill Trends

August 31, 2009

Future directions in vocational education and training for youth explored

Calgary… Educational leaders from 16 countries are meeting with their Canadian counterparts in Calgary August 31 to discuss innovative developments in vocational education and training and explore the trends and skill requirements for the ‘next generation’ economy within a global context.

by NationTalk on August 31, 2009775 Views

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MBA Students Complete Internship In Arctic Circle

Four Master of Business Administration (MBA) students from Vancouver Island University are working in the Arctic Circle on a nationally funded research project to help one of Canada’s oldest First Nations communities improve living and working conditions and stimulate the economy.

by NationTalk on August 31, 20091033 Views

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Message from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of International Literacy Day

This year, International Literacy Day puts the spotlight on the empowering role of literacy and its importance for participation, citizenship and development. ‘Literacy and Empowerment’ is also the theme for the 2009-2010 biennium of the United Nations Literacy Decade (2003-2012).

by NationTalk on August 31, 20091790 Views

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Ontario Native Literacy Coalition (ONLC) Current projects for 2009-2010

ONLC would like to publicly thank the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills for their continuing financial support.

The following list outlines the seven projects the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition is currently working on. Project summaries have been provided for each one and final reports will be added when the projects reach their conclusion.

by NationTalk on August 28, 20091289 Views

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Young Leaders Release Declaration for Action

Media Release
Aug 26, 2009

On August 20, 60 young Canadians across Canada issued a declaration that lays out a call for action on northern climate change. The declaration highlights four areas of concern about the progress of climate change issues and upcoming negotiations and concludes with a call for action. The four areas of concern are:

by NationTalk on August 27, 2009593 Views

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Queen’s University Renews Partnership With Metis Nation Of Ontario And Providence Care

August 25, 2009

Queen’s University has a central, on-going role in a landmark agreement to expand mental health care services to Métis citizens of Ontario.

by NationTalk on August 26, 2009555 Views

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Canadian Red Cross 2009 Humanitarian Gala

Thursday, September 10, 2009
Casino Regina Show Lounge
Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Entertainment Silent Auction Business Dress

Keynote speaker – Phil Fontaine

Entertainment – “Master of the Métis Fiddle” John Arcand!

by NationTalk on August 26, 2009679 Views

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MBA Students Work On National Research Project

Four Master of Business Administration (MBA) students from Vancouver Island University are working on a nationally funded research project to help one of Canada’s oldest First Nations communities improve living and working conditions and stimulate the economy.

by NationTalk on August 25, 20091223 Views

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NOSM Celebrates Graduates Of The Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program

On Friday, August 21, 2009, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) celebrated the graduation of the second class of the Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program (NODIP). A videoconferenced graduation celebration linked the four principal community sites – Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, and Thunder Bay.

by NationTalk on August 25, 2009900 Views

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ACDP News Release 2009-2010

YELLOWKNIFE – August 24, 2009 – Eight scholarships worth $5,000 each were awarded today to Northwest Territories students to help them pursue their goal of a career in the NWT’s aviation industry. Recipients have chosen careers as pilots, an aircraft maintenance engineer, aviation management, and airport firefighting. They were chosen based on their likelihood of success in their career plan and their intention to return to the North for their career.

by NationTalk on August 25, 2009681 Views

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Government Of Canada And Northern Development Initiative Trust Invest In Over 1,100 Northern British Columbia Jobs

Prince George, British Columbia – On August 24, 2009 – The Honorable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, The Honourable Jay Hill, MP for Prince George Peace River and the Leader of Government in the House of Commons, and Bruce Sutherland, Chair of Northern Development Initiative Trust announced business loan funding of almost $20 million towards 7 businesses investing $67.8 million in capital improvements throughout central and northern British Columbia and creating many new jobs in resource dependent communities.

by NationTalk on August 25, 2009827 Views

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Deadline Approaches for Submissions to Northwestel Directory Art Competition

August 21, 2009

Northern artists have just four weeks left to enter Northwestel’s directory artwork competition. The deadline for this year’s contest is Friday, September 18th.

by NationTalk on August 24, 2009571 Views

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Metis Health Care Providers To Benefit From Mental Health Care Expertise Of Providence Care And Queen’s University

SUDBURY, ON – August 24, 2009 – The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is renewing its landmark agreement with Queen’s University and leading health care provider Providence Care, which specializes in mental health.

by NationTalk on August 24, 20091387 Views

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Province Invests More Than $2.1 Million In Physician Recruitment, Retention Initiatives

August 24, 2009

Innovative Recruitment Strategies See Results, Receive Additional Funding to Enhance Recruitment to Rural, Northern Manitoba: Oswald

DAUPHIN – The province is investing more than $2.1 million in Manitoba’s innovative, multi-tiered strategy to recruit and retain physicians across Manitoba, especially in rural areas, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced here today.

by NationTalk on August 24, 2009643 Views

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VIU Hosting International Sturgeon Conferences

Vancouver Island University is preparing to host two prestigious international events: the World Sturgeon Conservation Society’s North American conference in 2011, and the 7th International Sturgeon Symposium in 2013.

by NationTalk on August 24, 2009704 Views

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Run-Off Elections For The Chairperson Of The Cree School Board 2009

August 26 and 27, 2009

The three (3) candidates who received the most ballots on august 12, 2009 elections are:

1. Gordon blackned – 1,181 (43.13%)
2. Alfred coonishish – 406 (14.83%)
3. Reggie david neeposh – 406 (14.83%)

by NationTalk on August 24, 2009534 Views

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Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between the Métis Nation of Ontario and Collège Boréal

SUDBURY, ON – August 23, 2009 -Today the Métis Nation of Ontario and Collège Boréal signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at responding more effectively to the specific needs of the Métis people in the province. This agreement’s main objective is to enhance the professional integration of the Métis, respecting their cultural specificity and improving their access to services, programs and employment services offered by Collège Boréal.

by NationTalk on August 24, 2009650 Views

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New Graduate Programs at Queen’s for 2009

August 18, 2009

Ten new graduate studies programs being launched at Queen’s University this fall reflect the changing landscape of both the academic and professional worlds.

by NationTalk on August 24, 2009653 Views

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Aboriginal earnings in Canada

by Krishna Pendakur, Simon Fraser University, and Ravi Pendakur, University of Ottawa

Slideshow presentation and graphs for the above paper.

Goal

How do Aboriginal (Indian) registration, Aboriginal identity and Aboriginal ancestry play into patterns of employment and earning disparity?
• For 7 groups of Aboriginal people defined by status and identity we measure:
– The average earnings gap
– disparity in the income return to education;
– disparity across the conditional distribution
– disparity across cities.

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by NationTalk on August 24, 2009610 Views

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Income Disparity Among Aboriginal Persons in Canada

by Krishna Pendakur, Simon Fraser University, and Ravi Pendakur, University of Ottawa

In this paper, we explore the disparity in income and earnings faced by Aboriginal people in Canada. Using the entire (confidential) database of the 2001 Census of Canada, we consider the economic outcomes of seven groups of Aboriginal people defined along their legal registry under the Indian Act, their self-reported identity, and their ethnic ancestry. We explore the following dimensions of economic disadvantage: (1) conditional mean disparity, the most common indicator in the literature on economic discrimination; (2) disparity in the income return to education; (3) disparity across the conditional distribution, to assess the importance of glass ceilings for these groups; and (4) disparity across cities, to illuminate the role of co-ethnic community size.

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by NationTalk on August 24, 2009873 Views

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New Aboriginal Alumni Chapter Established

August 20, 2009

A new social network will be launched on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, when the Alumni Association of Lakehead University and the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives announce the establishment of the Aboriginal Alumni Chapter of Lakehead University. This announcement will take place during a special gathering in the Lakehead University Faculty Lounge from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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by NationTalk on August 23, 2009455 Views

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