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Government of Canada Announces Major Renovation Project for School in Wemotaci First Nation

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 2, 2009) – The Wemotaci First Nation will benefit from a major school renovation project, thanks to the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of State (Canada Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec), announced today a renovation project for the Seskitin Primary School in Wemotaci. Minister Lebel made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-status Indians.

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009760 Views

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Gathering at the Rapids Pow-Wow Takes Place This March

Posted: 2009-02-27

Algoma University and Sault College along with the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students Association and Native Student Council have worked together organizing a community pow wow to celebrate life long learning. The George Leach Centre, on the Algoma U campus will be the venue for the traditional Anishinaabe Pow-Wow on March 6th, 7th, and 8th 2009.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091295 Views

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Aboriginal Literary Festival – OGAMAS: What We Gather For Each Other Brandon University, October 15-17, 2009

Thu, Feb 26, 2009

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University is delighted to announce the second bi-annual Aboriginal Literary Festival, OGAMAS: What We Gather for Each Other, to take place at Brandon University on the weekend of October 15 to 17, 2009. The Festival will again feature readings, performances and panel discussions by many of Canada’s best Aboriginal authors, as well as guest appearances by several international Indian authors. We are grateful for co-sponsorship by the Brandon Friendship Center, the Manitoba Métis Federation (Southwest Region), and the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba.

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009938 Views

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The Queen’s Native Students Association presents… Aboriginal Awareness Week 2009 “Reclaiming Tradition”

Monday March 9: 2pm, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre –

Sharing Circle Facilitated by Frances Derouchie
Take part in a traditional Sharing Circle, a gathering where participants all have an opportunity to speak, share and learn from each other.

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009854 Views

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Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Resources & Governments

Established by Osgoode Hall Law School in 1993, the Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Resources & Government is the most ambitious of its kind in North America. It combines rigorous academic experience with challenging placements in the field.

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009827 Views

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Visiting Anishinabe Elder Lecture Open To All

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Aboriginal Governance program is pleased to welcome visiting Anishinabe Elder Fred Kelly to campus on Tuesday, March 3, 2009.

by NationTalk on February 26, 20091060 Views

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Media Advisory: Bishop Allen Students Take Fight for Attawapiskat School to Ottawa

February 25, 2009
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A group of 47 students from Bishop Allen Academy will personally deliver over 2300 letters to Ottawa tomorrow in support of a new school for students in Attawapiskat.

by NationTalk on February 26, 20091147 Views

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Sun Microsystems and Athabasca University unveil the first Canadian Immersive Technologies for Education Centre of Excellence

February 25, 2009

Initiative showcases 3D classrooms to enhance teaching, learning and collaboration

MARKHAM, ONT– February 19, 2009 — Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc. today announced the creation of the new Immersive Technologies for Education Centre of Excellence (COE) at Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University. A Canadian first, the COE will enable students, teachers, schools and communities to develop innovative and inclusive learning experiences that foster collaboration and interaction.

by NationTalk on February 26, 20091893 Views

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Minister Strahl Delivers Action on First Nation Education

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Burnt Church, New Brunswick, February 26, 2009 – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced a new Grade K-8 school for Burnt Church as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to accelerate infrastructure projects for First Nations under Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

by NationTalk on February 26, 2009804 Views

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Aboriginal Student Achievement Initiative

YELLOWKNIFE (February 25, 2009) – Following the completion of the Aboriginal Education Summit hosted by the Council of Ministers of Education today in Saskatoon, the details of work on an Aboriginal Student Achievement (ASA) Initiative to find the root causes and solutions to improving the success of Aboriginal students were released by the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE).

by NationTalk on February 26, 2009802 Views

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RDEE Canada kicks off 2009 Lauriers de la PME Competition

Ottawa, Feb. 25 – RDEE Canada (the Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité) announces the official launch of the fifth Lauriers de la PME competition, a nationwide event directed at Francophone businesses outside Quebec.

by NationTalk on February 26, 2009927 Views

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AFNQL Chief sees Promising Signs in Education Ministers’ Meeting on First Nations Education

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 25 – Meeting of the Ministers of Education in Saskatoon from February 23 to 25 to discuss strategies with Aboriginal leaders for bridging the persistent gap in educational attainment levels between the First Nations and other Canadian citizens.

by NationTalk on February 26, 2009739 Views

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Brandon Career Symposium

Students, parents and visitors are invited to learn about Assiniboine Community College’s exciting programs at the 23rd annual Brandon Career Symposium March 2-4.

by NationTalk on February 25, 2009874 Views

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ACC to Test Career Trek Program

Feb 24, 2009

BRANDON, MB – After 13 years of programming in the City of Winnipeg, Career Trek Incorporated has expanded its efforts into the Westman Region. Building upon the excitement and partnerships generated the “Career Trek Day” held at Brandon University (BU) and Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in February 2007, a four-weekend Career Trek pilot program will be hosted by BU and ACC on Saturday, February 28, Saturday, March 7, Saturday, March 14 and Saturday March 21, 2009.

by NationTalk on February 25, 20091729 Views

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Working Together to Improve the Educational Achievement of Aboriginal Learners

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Saskatoon, February 25, 2009 — An historic summit, designed to raise the profile of Aboriginal education, concluded today in Saskatoon. The event was organized by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), and brought together leaders from over 40 national and regional Aboriginal organizations with provincial and territorial ministers of education. A number of Aboriginal affairs ministers were also present.

by NationTalk on February 25, 2009690 Views

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Métis Nation Meets with Canada’s Education Ministers

Métis Education Report presented at CMEC Summit; ‘Jurisdiction issues largest obstacle to successful Métis education programs’

Saskatoon, SK (February 24, 2009) – Jurisdictional issues continue to be the largest obstacle to developing and implementing successful education programs and policies for Métis Nation citizens, according to a report presented to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) today by the Métis National Council (MNC).

by NationTalk on February 25, 20091282 Views

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The Great Northern Canada~Writing Contest 2009

To enter, submit a piece of prose (fiction or non-fiction) up to 1,000 words about life in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik or Northern Labrador.

First Prize is $500 and publication in above&beyond magazine.

by NationTalk on February 25, 20093044 Views

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Yukon Principals Recognized for Excellence in Leadership

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February 24, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Two Yukon school principals have been recognized for excellence in leadership through nominations to the Canadian Association of Principals and the Learning Partnership’s Outstanding Principals’ Award.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009720 Views

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The RCMP is Hiring! RCMP Launches Recruiting Advertising Campaign

Ottawa – February 23, 2009 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has launched its third national recruiting advertising campaign. Featuring RCMP members performing day-to-day operational activities, this campaign truly demonstrates that the RCMP offers “a career nowhere near ordinary.”

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009849 Views

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Canada’s Mining CEOs Gather at Annual CEO Outlook Conference

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WHAT: Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University CEO Outlook Conference brings together Canada's top business leaders to share their personal stories and opinions and spar over critical issues. The theme for this year's conference is Mining: The Future of a Canadian Success Story.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009776 Views

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Aboriginal youth Aiming Higher at Nipissing University

North Bay, ON, February 24, 2009

Lorne Cardinal, of Corner Gas fame, will be helping Aboriginal youth set their sites high at Nipissing University on February 26 as part of a new outreach project named Aiming Higher.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091634 Views

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Improving Education for Aboriginal Students

February 24, 2009

McGuinty Government Building Stronger Relationships with Aboriginal Communities

The Ontario government and First Nation, Métis and Inuit organizations are working together to achieve better outcomes for Aboriginal students at all levels of learning.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009718 Views

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Minister Strahl Commends the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan –(Feb. 24, 2009) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians congratulates the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) on their Summit on Aboriginal education.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009676 Views

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Canadian Commission for UNESCO Announces International Adult Learners’ Week 2009

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Week-long celebration will highlight achievements of adult learners

Ottawa, February 13, 2009. The Secretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, David A. Walden, announced today that International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) 2009 in Canada will be held from March 2 through 8.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009665 Views

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Premier Honours Interior Public Service Employees

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KAMLOOPS – The Interior’s exceptional B.C. public service employees were the focus of a ceremony this evening hosted by Premier Gordon Campbell. At the ceremony, the employees received a Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Award acknowledging their creativity and dedication.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009633 Views

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VIU partners with Coast Salish Employment and Training Society

2/23/2009

Vancouver Island University (VIU) and the Coast Salish Employment and Training Society (CSETS) in Duncan have signed a partnership that will secure 12 seats in the new Aboriginal Construction Program at VIU for CSETS clients.

by NationTalk on February 24, 20091258 Views

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Ministers of Education open CMEC Summit on Aboriginal Education

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Saskatoon, February 24, 2009 – An historic summit on Aboriginal education, organized by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), was opened today by the Honourable Kelly Lamrock, Chair of CMEC and Minister of Education for New Brunswick, the Honourable Ken Krawetz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Education for Saskatchewan and the Honourable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour for Saskatchewan.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009975 Views

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Dance Residency: Indigenous Choreographers Summit

Program dates: June 01, 2009 – June 22, 2009

Application deadline: April 15, 2009

Program Information

The inaugural international Indigenous Choreographers Summit will bring dancers together with invited choreographers in an unprecedented opportunity to share, stimulate, and strengthen existing choreographic knowledge and capacity. The focus will be on developing the choreographic voice of Aboriginal dance practitioners during a three-week residency.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009679 Views

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Diverse As This Land – Voice Intensive Workshop

Program dates: August 23, 2009 – August 30, 2009

Application deadline: May 22, 2009

Program Information
The Diverse As This Land project explores how land shapes vocal and cultural expression and will reveal the dynamic spectrum of Indigenous music today. The nature of land and the diversity within Aboriginal cultures is the inspiration behind Diverse As This Land, a seven-year musical project envisioned by Sandra Laronde, director of Aboriginal Arts at The Banff Centre.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009735 Views

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Canada’s Ministers of Education Meet to Discuss Priority Issues

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Canada’s Ministers of Education Meet to Discuss Priority Issues
Saskatoon, February 23, 2009 — Canada’s ministers of education were in Saskatoon today for the 95th meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC). Ministers discussed progress on a number of their priorities including Aboriginal education, postsecondary education, and literacy, all three of which are key components of ministers’ April 2008 joint declaration, Learn Canada 2020.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009680 Views

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Inclusion in Challenging Times: Winners of the 2009 “Canada’s Best Diversity Employers” Competition Announced

TORONTO, Feb. 23 – The 2009 winners of the annual “Canada’s Best Diversity Employers” competition were announced today, recognizing the nation’s leaders in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. This year’s list singles out 35 companies and organizations across Canada that have developed exceptional diversity initiatives to promote inclusiveness among five main employee groups.

by NationTalk on February 24, 2009673 Views

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Media Release: Monsanto Support Fuels Youth Science Education Program

Ottawa, Ontario –(Feb. 20, 2009) – Youth across Canada will embark on a journey of discovery in 2009. They will put their young minds to work designing and constructing roller coasters. They will harness the power of the wind by making turbines, and discover the power of the sun by making and racing solar powered cars! Some will even extract DNA from strawberries or make and test their own toothpaste. Others might dabble in a little bio-medical engineering and construct a robotic hand, nimble enough to pick up a candy bar!

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009622 Views

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Canada’s Labour Ministers Work Together to Help Workers and Employers Succeed in the Current Economy

LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA, January 23, 2009—At their annual meeting, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial labour ministers underscored their commitment to protecting the well-being of workers and employers, while improving working conditions and living standards in Canada.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009545 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister and Aboriginal Delegates to Attend Summit

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February 23, 2009

The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, will join Aboriginal leaders from Newfoundland and Labrador at the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) Summit on Aboriginal Education in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009607 Views

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Call for applications for the Chairperson and two Commissioners (full-time positions) for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission will promote public awareness about the residential school system and its legacy, and foster understanding, healing and reconciliation through a series of national and community events, statement-taking and the establishment of a permanent archival research centre.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009573 Views

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U of T among Canada’s Top Diversity Employers

Recognized for comprehensive approach to equity, diversity

By Joyann Callender, posted Thursday, February 19, 2009

For the second consecutive year, the University of Toronto has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Launched in 2008 by Mediacorp, the award recognizes employers that have developed exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. U of T was one of only 35 employers from across the country selected for the prestigious honour.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009641 Views

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MFNERC Scholarship Recipients

The MFNERC Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of our annual MFNERC Scholarship Award. Brittany Dorion, Feliciti McLean, Chantell Quill and Frances Ross are well deserving of this award. They are role models and future leaders of our communities.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009889 Views

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Government of Canada Releases Study on the Causes and Impacts of Work Stoppages

Ottawa, Ontario –(Feb. 20, 2009) – The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Labour, today made public the report Work Stoppages in the Federal Private Sector: Innovative Solutions, which includes three options that achieved consensus support between labour and employer stakeholder groups.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009617 Views

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Métis Harvesting Rights in Alberta

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This panel discussion will address the recognition of Métis rights in Canada’s constitution and examine the implications of that recognition for Alberta’s Métis harvesting policy.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009878 Views

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“A Living History of Metis Families” Film Premieres February 24 – Free Admission

(February 19, 2009 —Thunder Bay, ON) As part of Research and Innovation Week 2009, Lakehead University is hosting a film festival that’s open to the public. Three films will be shown: the premiere of Canada Research Chair Dr. Judy Iseke-Barnes’ film A Living History of Metis Families, as Told by Dorothy Chartrand, The Lost Tomb of Jesus, and Bloodline.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009658 Views

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National Network Supports Urban Aboriginal Economies

February 17, 2009

Economic development is the goal of a National Network for Urban Aboriginal Economic Development recently established by the University of Northern British Columbia and the Prince George Aboriginal Business Development Centre.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009546 Views

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Aboriginal Employment Development Partnership with the Community of Moose Jaw

News Release – February 20, 2009

Steps taken today will open the door for more Aboriginal employees to enter the workforce and help fuel our healthy economy. The Southern Plains Métis Local #160 Inc., The Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce and the Government of Saskatchewan are signing an Aboriginal Employment Development (AED) partnership to prepare the municipal workplace to welcome more First Nations and Métis employees.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009553 Views

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U of S Researcher Takes a Unique Approach to Addictions Treatment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 18, 2009

A partnership among the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), and the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation (NNAPF) is working to increase the substance abuse research capacity, strengthen the training of addiction workers, and increase the effective use of research resources in substance abuse prevention and treatment in a unique way – through song.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009629 Views

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Ministry Funding will Support NNDSB Parent Engagement Initiatives

For Release February 19, 2009

Increasing parent involvement is a top priority for the Near North District School Board. Today’s Provincial funding announcement of $16,283 for Parents Reaching Out (PRO) initiatives will greatly assist the Board in reaching its goal of increasing parent engagement across the district.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009921 Views

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McGill Recognized for Diversity

Feb. 19, 2009

Workplace initiatives honoured in annual nationwide competition

When Audrey joined McGill University in 2007, she was surprised no one in her department had been made aware of her visual impairment disability. With the help of a program that provided her with a device that could let her see large print on her computer, she simply became another employee who came to work in the morning and did her job.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009688 Views

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Logistics Industry Sets Course to Develop Skilled Workforce

February 20, 2009

Calgary … The industry responsible for logistics, transportation and warehousing throughout the province has developed a workforce strategy to attract more workers to the industry through marketing campaigns, targeted recruitment programs and enhanced training and educational programs.

The industry plays an important role in the province’s economy because the efficient movement of people and materials is crucial to the functioning of many other sectors.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2009634 Views

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CMEC Summit on Aboriginal Education

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Strengthening Aboriginal Success: Moving Toward Learn Canada 2020
February 24–25, 2009

Saskatoon, February 20, 2009 – The Honourable Kelly Lamrock, Chair of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and Minister of Education for New Brunswick, the Honourable Ken Krawetz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Education for Saskatchewan, the Honourable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour for Saskatchewan, invite the members of the media to the CMEC Summit on Aboriginal Education, to be held on February 24 and 25, 2009, at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

by NationTalk on February 22, 2009825 Views

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2009 BC Community Achievers Announced

February 19, 2009

VANCOUVER – – Forty-five outstanding British Columbians were today named the recipients of the sixth annual BC Community Achievement Awards by Premier Gordon Campbell and Keith Mitchell, chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation.

by NationTalk on February 22, 2009949 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Vocational and On-the-job training for Aboriginal People to Participate in the Tourism Industry

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 20 – Aboriginal people will gain valuable vocational skills and employment experience required to work in the tourism industry through a new strategy announced today.

The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament for Louis-Saint-Laurent, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development at Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations, in Wendake, Quebec.

by NationTalk on February 20, 20091073 Views

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