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Better Access to Workforce for Aboriginal and Mi’kmaw Youth

Department of Education
February 27, 2008

Aboriginal and Mi’kmaw youth will play a key role in addressing Nova Scotia’s labour shortage in the coming years.

This role and the workforce challenges faced by Aboriginal youth will be the topic of a conference in Debert on Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, Feb. 29

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RCMP Women’s Career Forum

2008-02-27

Do you have a female friend, colleague, family member or relative that is interested in a career with the RCMP?

Then encourage them to attend a special RCMP Women’s Career Forum, on Thursday February 28, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the Telus World of Science in Vancouver.

by NationTalk on February 27, 20081004 Views

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Alberta Centennial Scholarships Announced

Education
February 27, 2008

Twenty-five students in skilled trades programs throughout the province will find paying for their training a little easier this year. The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, today announced the recipients of this year’s Alberta Centennial Scholarships. The minister recently presented a cheque to one of the recipients, Shirley Harris, a carpentry student at College of the North Atlantic in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

by NationTalk on February 27, 20081586 Views

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Indigenous Peoples & Justice Program Speakers Series presents Mr. Robert (Bob) Watts

University of Saskatchewan presents Mr. Robert (Bob) Watts
Interim Executive Director, Truth and Reconciliation Commission “Remembering for the Future”

Tuesday March 4, 2008 • 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Physics 165

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Province Announces 1,400 Summer Jobs To Be Available For Manitoba Youth

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February 27, 2008

Manitoba youth between the ages of 16 and 24 will have access to approximately 1,400 summer jobs and four $500-scholarships through the province’s Green Team programs this year, Education, Citizenship and Youth Minister Peter Bjornson announced today.

The Urban and Hometown Green Teams will each benefit from $1.85 million in provincial funding for summer employment programs.

by NationTalk on February 27, 2008825 Views

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Sundance Institute’s N. Bird Runningwater at NSI

Media Release
February 26, 2008

Sundance Institute’s N. Bird Runningwater to inspire NSI participants

Winnipeg – Canada’s best emerging filmmakers and television producers are sure to be inspired when the Sundance Institute’s N. Bird Runningwater comes to Winnipeg this Thursday to take part in intensive training sessions for the National Screen Institute.

“In my work with the Sundance Institute, I am always scouting for emerging filmmakers we can consider for various opportunities within Sundance,” said Runningwater. “NSI shares the same commitment in developing the next generation of content creators and I’m very pleased to be in Winnipeg this week to work with their participants.”

by NationTalk on February 27, 20081722 Views

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Students: Budget Lacks Long-term Vision

OTTAWA, Feb. 26 – Today in Ottawa, the Conservative Government tabled its third federal budget. Despite being disappointed that the federal government failed to renew the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, students are pleased that the government has committed funds to support student financial aid in Canada.

“We are pleased that the Conservative Government is demonstrating a willingness to work with student stakeholder groups,” said Zach Churchill, National Director of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations. “However, the strategy put forward today only indicates a short-term vision for students.”

by NationTalk on February 27, 2008674 Views

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Ministers Of Education Initiate National Dialogue

93rd Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) Toronto, Ontario – February 25-26, 2008

Ministers of Education from across Canada met in Toronto and agreed to new initiatives to promote and enhance their key priorities: Aboriginal education, literacy, and postsecondary education capacity.

Aboriginal Education

Ministers believe that eliminating the education gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples is an economic and moral necessity. To that end, ministers will host a summit in 2009 on improving Aboriginal achievement rates. “We are committed to ensuring that all people have access to quality education. In a global economy, we need every Canadian achieving his or her full potential,” stated the Honourable Kelly Lamrock, Chair of CMEC, and Minister of Education for New Brunswick. The event will bring together Aboriginal education stakeholders to explore ways of improving the educational success of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. Ministers are committed to partnering with Aboriginal peoples to support their life-long learning. Ministers met with Phil Fontaine, Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Métis Federation and Vice-President of the Métis National Council and the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg to discuss the recent Aboriginal University Education Roundtable.

by NationTalk on February 27, 2008849 Views

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Supports Major New Research Initiatives

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 26, 2008) – The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has announced a $10 million investment in four Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (MCRIs).

“The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funds research that builds understanding of complex issues that affect our society,” said SSHRC President Chad Gaffield. “The MCRI program supports leading-edge interdisciplinary research and fosters international collaboration, strengthening Canada’s leadership role in global research.”

by NationTalk on February 26, 2008699 Views

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2008 Indian Summer Music Awards

February 25, 2008

INDIAN SUMMER MUSIC AWARD (ISMA) ENTRY DEADLINE – MONDAY, MARCH 31ST 2008

INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL IS NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL INDIAN SUMMER MUSIC AWARD (ISMA). ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MARCH 31ST, 2008!

For ISMA Details & to Download the ISMA 2008 Submission Form go to
www.indiansummer.org/music_awards.htm

by NationTalk on February 25, 2008671 Views

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Ministers Responsible For Education Meet In Toronto To Discuss Aboriginal Education

News Release – February 22, 2008

Education Minister and Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz and Advanced Education, Employment and Labour Minister Rob Norris are in Toronto Monday, February 25. The Ministers will be attending a meeting of provincial and territorial ministers responsible for education to discuss progress and suggested next steps regarding the Aboriginal Education Action Plan.

by NationTalk on February 22, 2008646 Views

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Canadian Council on Learning – Making Bridges Visible

An Inventory of Innovative, Effective or Promising Canadian School-to-Work Transition Practices, Programs and Policies

Executive Summary

This report was prepared by Donnalee Bell and Elaine O’Reilly of the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) for the Canadian Council on Learning’s Work and Learning Knowledge Centre with financial support provided by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). It is issued by the Work and Learning Knowledge Centre as a basis for further knowledge exchange. The opinions and conclusions expressed in the document, however, are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Work and Learning Knowledge Centre’s members.

by NationTalk on February 22, 2008672 Views

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Governments of Canada and Ontario Sign a New Agreement on Training and Skills Development

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Feb. 21, 2008) – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and the Honourable John Milloy, Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, today signed a new agreement to help Ontario workers improve their skills and get better jobs.

Today’s announcement represents a significant Government of Canada investment in the Ontario labour market while addressing employers’ needs for skilled workers. Under the new agreement, the Government of Canada will invest nearly $1.2 billion in Ontario’s labour market over the next six years. These funds will help individuals and workers who are not eligible for training under the Employment Insurance (EI) program to improve their skills. The funding will also help individuals too often excluded from the labour force, including Aboriginal people, immigrants, persons with disabilities, as well as those workers who lack literacy and essential skills, get the training they need to obtain meaningful and sustainable employment.

by NationTalk on February 21, 2008761 Views

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2008 American Indian Youth Literature Award

Press Release:
2008 American Indian Youth Literature Award
Contact: Naomi Caldwell, Chair
AILA Book Award committee
401-874-2278
inpeacencw@aol.com

PHILADEPHIA – The American Indian Library Association (AILA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce the recipients of its American Indian Youth Literature Award. This new literary award was created as a way to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians. Books selected to receive the award present Native Americans in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts.

by NationTalk on February 20, 2008734 Views

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Call for Applications – Canadian Museum of Civilization Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices

Deadline March 15, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, – The Canadian Museum of Civilization is now accepting applications for its Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices (ATPMP). This eight-month program offers professional and technical training in museum practices to Aboriginal People from across Canada. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2008.

All training is under the supervision of the Museum’s professional staff in a variety of fields, including conservation, archaeology, documentation of artifacts, archives, collections, ethnology, history and administration. The experience Interns gain while at the Museum is valuable to both themselves and their First Nation, as they will be able to play a vital role in maintaining and sharing their culture with their community and others. This internship offers a means for the Interns to return to their community and assume a leadership role in cultural resource management. Training is available in both official languages.

by NationTalk on February 20, 2008789 Views

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First Nation’s Students get Hands-on Learning Opportunities at Science and Engineering

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:12 AM

Kids to get chance to be CSI sleuths, tour the night sky… and deliver a baby?

On Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22, 2008, students from First Nations in Manitoba and Ontario will be treated to more than 100 hands-on sessions at the Third Annual Peguis Science, Engineering and Technology Symposium at the University of Manitoba.

About 300 students in Grades 9 to 12 will travel to the University of Manitoba for opportunities to attend workshops on topics as diverse as tornadoes, microbiology, website design and even obstetrics. The sessions will be presented by lecturers and professors from many departments within the Faculties of Science, Agricultural and Food Sciences, Engineering, Nursing and Medicine, as well as the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources. Sessions will also be presented by Manitoba Hydro and Red River College.

by NationTalk on February 20, 2008793 Views

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Media Advisory: Human Resources and Social Development Canada

SARNIA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 20, 2008) – Ms. Pat Davidson, Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton, will make an important announcement for seniors Thursday in Sarnia, Ontario

She will make the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development.

Ms. Davidson will be available to answer questions from the media following the announcement.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2008
TIME: 12:30 p.m.
PLACE: Council Chambers Aamjiwnaang First Nation Band Administration Building 978 Tashmoo Avenue Sarnia, Ontario

For more information, please contact

Office of Minister Solberg
Pema Lhalungpa
Press Secretary
819-994-2482

or

Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Media Relations Office
819-994-5559

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia Sign New Training and Skills Development Agreements

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Feb. 20, 2008) – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and the Honourable Colin Hansen, British Columbia’s Minister of Economic Development, today signed two new labour market agreements that will help British Columbians improve their skills and get better jobs.

Today’s announcement represents a significant Government of Canada investment in the B.C. labour market while addressing the province’s increasing need for skilled workers. These investments will help to remove barriers to labour market participation and provide access to training for individuals who are working and need to improve their skills, as well as for all unemployed British Columbians, including those who are not eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) training programs.

by NationTalk on February 20, 2008717 Views

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Province Investing In Summer Jobs For Youth

February 20, 2008

McGuinty Government Programs Help Youth Learn About Resource Management

TORONTO — Thousands of Ontario youth will gain valuable skills and experience this year through provincial government youth employment programs related to natural resource management.

“Through a variety of summer job and year-round internship programs, my ministry is giving students and recent graduates across the province opportunities to get a first-hand look at potential careers in natural resource management,” said Natural Resources Minister Donna Cansfield.

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Youth Action Project 2008

A means of engaging youth in human rights education and leadership, the Youth Action Project is a series of professional development and education workshops presented over the course of 7 months from January to July 2007. The workshops focus on each of the eight action areas towards a Culture of Peace outlined by the United Nations General Assembly (commonly known as the Eight Pillars of Peace) in addition to teaching these youth leaders community development and facilitation skills. The Project will conclude with the intent of culminating at the Global Youth Assembly in August, whereby the youth leaders will have the chance of employing their new skills before going out into their various communities to engage with other youth in phase III.

by NationTalk on February 20, 2008631 Views

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2006-2007 First Nations University of Canada Annual Report

Mission Statement

The mission of the First Nations University of Canada is to enhance the quality of life, and to preserve, protect, and interpret the history, language, culture, and artistic heritage of First Nations.

The University will acquire and expand its base of knowledge and understanding in the best interests of First Nations and for the benefit of society by providing opportunities of quality bi-lingual and bi-cultural education under the mandate of the First Nations of Saskatchewan.

The University is a First Nations’ controlled university-college, which provides educational opportunities to both First Nations and non-First Nations students selected from a provincial, national and international base.

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Brandon University and Marquis Project Work Together to Supply Computers for Oxford House Students

Tue, Feb 19, 2008

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University and the Marquis Project, with the help of the Brandon Tai Chi Club, are helping young students in the isolated northern community of Oxford House stay connected with a donation of 45 computers to their educational system.

Brandon University supplied the used computer equipment, which was packed into 80 boxes by members of the Brandon South end Tai Chi Club. The Marquis Project’s Murray Smith then made arrangements to have the computer equipment shipped to the young students in Oxford House over the winter road.

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Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Photo Contest

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Photo Contest
Shutterbugs Wanted

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service is having a photographic competition. All employees of N.A.P.S., uniform or civilian, can submit any number of photographs with a chance to win great cash and prizes.

When? Now until the submission deadline of April 1, 2008.

How? Send photographs to naps.contest@gmail.com for your chance to win!

Contest Prizes

3rd Prize: $50.00

2nd Prize: $100.00

1st Prize: $200.00 + 2 Free Tickets to the N.A.P.S. Award Ceremony on May 29, 2008 at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay.

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Teachers’ Initiative Supports Children Living in Poverty

DVD examines impact of poverty on education

TORONTO, Feb. 19 – Considering that education offers a way out of poverty, teachers can benefit from a greater understanding of how poverty can affect their students and the ways they learn. A DVD produced by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will ensure that the poverty-awareness process takes place in every elementary public school in Ontario.

by NationTalk on February 20, 2008728 Views

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Premier Calls For Award Nominations To Recognize Exceptional Adult Learner

February 19, 2008

Premier Gary Doer is calling for nominations for the 2008 Council of the Federation Literacy Award to recognize outstanding achievements in adult literacy.

“Manitobans require strong literacy skills to meet the needs of a challenging labour market, achieve their economic and educational goals, and enhance their health and social well-being,” Doer said. “I congratulate all adult learners who have decided to improve their literacy skills and welcome the opportunity to recognize their achievements through this award.”

by NationTalk on February 20, 2008754 Views

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Making First Nations Youth a Priority – Concrete Actions To Put an End to the Disparities

QUEBEC, Feb. 19 – “The future of our people is dependent upon our youth, who account for approximately 50% of our population”, declared the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), Mr. Ghislain Picard, during a press briefing that took place during the First Nations Children and Youth Forum that is being held today, tomorrow and Thursday, in Quebec. “The holding of this Forum, the establishment of a supervision committee and the setting aside of places that are reserved for First Nations in the Faculties of medicine are concrete measures that stem directly from the Quebec First Nations Health and Social Services Blueprint, which was launched last autumn” added Mr. Ghislain Picard.

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Nunavik Governance Training Workshop Report

A Nunavik Governance Training Workshop was held in Kuujjuaq from February 12 to February 14, 2007. Twenty-one participants, drawn from the Nunavik (Makivik) negotiation team, Nunavik organizations and training experts, attended the workshop and discussed the needs in governance training for the future government of Nunavik.

Given the importance of insuring the Nunavik Regional Government is ready to function on Effective Date and that the quality and standard of programs and services that will fall under its responsibility are maintained, the work for the completion of an Implementation Plan has already begun. The Implementation Plan identifies all the activities that need to be undertaken to insure the amalgamation of the 3 Organizations (KRG, KSB and NRBHSS) and the setting up and functioning of the new Government take place in an orderly, timely and efficient manner.

by NationTalk on February 19, 2008745 Views

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Attention First Nations students! First Nations Health Career Challenge

February 18, 2007

The FNC is pleased to announce the launch of a First Nations Health Careers Challenge for First Nations students currently enrolled and attending health related post-secondary programs.

The First Nations Health Careers Challenge annually awards ten $500 cash prizes to students based on:

– Financial demands related to attending a full time health related academic program;
– Submission of an application, including an original essay concerning First Nations health careers, proof of student status/ancestry; and,
– Recommendations from academic faculty and/or professionals in health related careers.

by NationTalk on February 18, 2008923 Views

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The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nation Chiefs Secretariat Inc. Request for Proposals

APC is requesting proposals from post-secondary institutions and associations representing those institutions in the Atlantic Region for the following identified four priority areas for work under the Aboriginal Health Human Resources Initiative (AHHRI):

1. Bridging Programs
2. Supports to Students
3. Curricula Adaptation for Cultural Inclusion
4. Cultural Competency into Existing Professional Education Programs

by NationTalk on February 18, 2008831 Views

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AFN Regional Chief Urges Government to Increase Funding and Allow Critical Input on Employment, Training Programs and Economic Development in Federal Budget

OTTAWA, Feb. 18 – In order to address persistently low employment rates, First Nations must increase their involvement in the decision-making process on the design, development, and delivery of employment and training programs. The AFN’s 2008 federal pre- budget submission calls for at least $1.3 billion to close the growing gap in education, employment and training funding.

by NationTalk on February 18, 2008876 Views

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Notice to Media – First Nations Children and Youth Forum – Announcement of Concrete Action for the Future of First Nations Children

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 15 – Ghislain Picard, Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) and Guylaine Gill, Director General of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission cordially invite media representatives to attend a press conference Tuesday, February 19th, under the aegis of the First Nations Children and Youth Forum bringing together 300 participants in Quebec City. During this press conference, the AFNQL and FNQLHSSC will present concrete action aimed at improving the living conditions of First Nations children.

by NationTalk on February 16, 2008671 Views

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BU Names Louis Riel Room in Honour of Manitoba Metis Federation and Louis Riel Institute Contributions to Campus Life

Fri, Feb 15, 2008

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University has renamed one of its most frequently used on-campus dining rooms the Louis Riel Room in honour of the Métis leader’s contribution to Manitoba history and heritage, as well as in honour of ongoing contributions to the University made by the Manitoba Métis Federation and the Louis Riel Institute.

by NationTalk on February 16, 20081037 Views

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Four Pillars Youth Conference: Health, Strength, Identity & Balance

Open to all Aboriginal youth in the Vancouver Coastal Region
February 29th – March 1st, 2008
Tsleil-Waututh Cultural & Recreation Centre
3010 Sleil-Waututh Road, North Vancouver BC

Door Prizes, Entertainment,
Dance & Award Presentations

Logo & Photo Contests: If you or someone you know would like to share some creativity with us, enter the logo or photo contest. The submission deadline for both is February 29th at 12:00pm at the conference. Winners will be recognized at the awards ceremony on the following evening.

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by NationTalk on February 16, 2008619 Views

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MuchMusic and MuchMoreMusic Encourage Diversity in Broadcasting with Annual Scholarships

TORONTO, Feb. 14 – Saskatchewan’s Cheyenne Redman Gervais and British Columbia’s Adam William Bishop are the respective winners of the 2007 MuchMusic Aboriginal Youth Scholarship and the 2007 MuchMoreMusic AccessAbility Scholarship. Both awards go to applicants training for a future in the media industry who best demonstrate skill, talent, excellence and enthusiasm. Since 2004, MuchMusic and MuchMoreMusic have awarded $31,000 to aid broadcast students from traditionally under-represented groups.

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008742 Views

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SIAST Expands Practical Nursing Program

For immediate release

SIAST Kelsey Campus adds capacity in downtown Saskatoon

Saskatoon, February 14, 2008 – SIAST marked another milestone today in its response to nursing education needs in Saskatchewan with the expansion of its Practical Nursing program into Saskatoon.

Through innovative delivery, partnerships and on-campus expansion, SIAST now directly provides or brokers programming for approximately 600 seats for first-year nursing students, including students training to be licensed practical nurses and registered nurses.

by NationTalk on February 15, 20081645 Views

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The Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge

The Dominion Institute is challenging young Aboriginal Canadians across the country to write a short story about a defining moment in Aboriginal history. Students will have the opportunity to win great prizes and be profiled on TV.

Participants should read the Contest Rules before submitting a story and can access the Six Steps to Writing Historical Fiction to inspire the creative process. All stories will be reviewed by an expert panel of Aboriginal leaders and authors, who make up our Advisory Committee.

Deadline for the 2008 Writing Challenge is March 31, 2008.

by NationTalk on February 14, 2008700 Views

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Federation of Newfoundland Indians Launches Education Campaign to Ratify Federal Agreement

PRESS RELEASES
For Immediate Release February 13, 2008

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador: The Federation of Newfoundland Indians (FNI) launched an education campaign today to encourage its membership to ratify the Agreement-in-Principle negotiated with the Government of Canada, so the Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland can move forward with their efforts to achieve official recognition under the Indian Act.

by NationTalk on February 14, 20081596 Views

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First Nations Public Library Week

News Releases
February 13, 2008

Libraries Are Hubs Of Community History, Heritage And Culture

TORONTO — First Nations Public Library Week 2008 runs from February 11 to 16.

“The Ontario government joins with First Nations communities across Ontario to celebrate First Nations’ public libraries and their contribution to our province’s history, heritage and culture,” Minister of Culture Aileen Carroll said.

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FNTI – A Model for Federal-Provincial Cooperation as an Alternative to Jurisdictional Disputes

FNTI is caught between a federal government which says post-secondary institutions are a federal responsibility and a provincial government which takes the position that an institute located on reserve is a federal responsibility. In other jurisdictional conflicts, both governments have resolved to place people first. Examine the principles of this existing agreement between the governments of Canada and Ontario with respect to public services. Can the same spirit of cooperation and collaboration be used to address the needs of FNTI and other Indigenous post-secondary institutions in Ontario?

CANADA – ONTARIO MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT ON COLLABORATION IN THE DELIVERY OF PUBLIC SERVICE 2004 One of the great and enduring strengths of the Canadian federation is the opportunity it provides for innovation in the delivery of public services. Over time, public policy and service delivery innovations started in one part of the country have led to innovations right across the country.

by NationTalk on February 13, 2008750 Views

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Local Project Helps Youth Become Champions at School

NEWS RELEASE
Tuesday February 12, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thunder Bay, ON – Dilico Anishinabek Family Care (Dilico) together with The Children’s Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay (Thunder Bay CAS) hosted a gala dinner to officially launch the Thunder Bay Crown Ward Education Championship Team Project this evening at Fort William Historical Park.

by NationTalk on February 13, 20081699 Views

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Everyone Working Together: Pathways to Respect and Understanding with Indigenous Youth

Date: February 14, 2008
Time:
Duration: Various sessions
Where: BL 1001
Price: Free of charge – everyone is welcome

For more Information Contact:
Melissa Hardy
766-7196
mhardy@lakeheadu.ca

Information:

Indigenous youth are committing suicide in staggering numbers in our community, nationally, and internationally. Two films will encourage dialogue among presenters, a youth panel, and attendees to explore causes of suicide, as well as intervention and prevention. This event also presents attendees the opportunity to meet with local community organizations which support indigenous youth.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008727 Views

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Media Advisory – 129 Companies Sell Out the U of C’s 4th Annual Career & Job Expo

February 11, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY

Media are welcome to attend the University of Calgary’s 4th Annual Career & Job Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 from 11 am to 3 pm.

Hosted by Career Services and the Haskayne Career Centre, this is the largest multidisciplinary career event on campus and will bring together students and prospective employers to:

• Fill summer, part time, full time, co-op and internship positions;
• Help students develop a greater understanding of their career goals;
• Provide information about recruitment processes, and
• Provide access to the hidden job market for future opportunities

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008704 Views

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“Life Happens…Get Educated!” Youth Workshop

Labrador Metis Nation News
Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008

Life as a teen can be challenging! “Life Happens…Get Educated!” is an opportunity for youth to obtain the skills to handle those challenges. The Labrador Metis Nation is seeking youth participation to attend a fun-filled weekend workshop around educating youth on how to deal with what Life throws at them. We anticipate that youth will leave this workshop refreshed and have the skills to be stronger, healthier individuals with the ability to share this knowledge with other youth.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008691 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal Producers Selected for NSI Storytellers Training Program

Media Release
February 11, 2008

NSI Storytellers Aboriginal producers named

Winnipeg – Three producers from Manitoba and British Columbia and have been chosen for NSI Storytellers – a training program run by the National Screen Institute — Canada (NSI) in association with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) to develop above-the-line Aboriginal talent.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008915 Views

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Canada Contributes to Yukon Mine Training

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OTTAWA, Ontario (February 11, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced funding for the Yukon Mine Training Association (YMTA) through Canada’s Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) initiative.

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New program supports Aboriginal mothers in urban centres (NAAF, OFIFC)

TORONTO – A new $10,000 bursary that supports Aboriginal mothers in an urban setting is an essential support mechanism for these women.

The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation in partnership with the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres is pleased to announce the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC) Bursary Awards Program.

“There are added challenges for single mothers in urban centres,” said Sylvia Maracle, Executive Director of the OFIFC. “We thought that this bursary might address some of these challenges.”

The first agreement between the OFIFC and NAAF was signed in 2007 with a $50,000 bursary. In December of 2007 a second agreement was signed increasing the amount to $100,000 which makes $10,000 per year available annually over 10 years.

by NationTalk on February 11, 2008707 Views

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Top Provincial Honours for Syncrude’s Support of Aboriginal Apprenticeships

2/11/2008

Syncrude’s leading role in developing Aboriginal apprentices was recognized Friday at the Alberta Apprenticeships and Industry Training Board Awards. The oil sands operator and B.G. Industrial Doctors Inc. shared the provincial honour of Top Employer for Aboriginal Apprentices

Syncrude is a founding supporter of the Alberta Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program and has committed to hire at least 32 Aboriginal apprentices over the next four years. That represents the largest commitment of the participating employers. The program provides apprenticeship opportunities for Aboriginal people in key industries across Alberta.

by NationTalk on February 11, 2008860 Views

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First Call for Papers Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games Education Symposium

Duncan, British Columbia, July 30 – August 1, 2008
The’yul’she’num – ‘Preparing the Way’ for the
Qwuqu-shun su wa’lum – ‘Seventh Generation Games’
Deadline February 29, 2008

The Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games Education Symposium, held in participation with Malaspina University-College, Cowichan Campus, on July 30 and August 1, 2008 will provide a forum for researchers and others to discuss Aboriginal Sport and Recreation. Aboriginal presenters are invited to present in a format and style that reflects or incorporates their cultural traditions. We encourage all scholars, educators, students, administrators, coaches, community leaders, and sport enthusiasts to attend the symposium and participate in the exchange of ideas. Topics for discussion can include Aboriginal role models; traditional games; Aboriginal traditional knowledge and athlete and community development; Aboriginal sport psychology; Aboriginal sport history; barriers to sport participation; North American Indigenous Games (NAIG); coaching and holistic sport development; health and well-being.

by NationTalk on February 11, 2008648 Views

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Yukon Government and CYFN Release Education Reform Final Report

FOR RELEASE #08-027
February 8, 2008

WHITEHORSE – Members of the Education Reform Project Executive Committee; Chief Joe Linklater, Chief Liard McMillan and Minister of Education Patrick Rouble, today released the Education Reform Project final report.

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Labrador Metis Nation – The Raymond Turnbull Memorial Bursary

Thursday, 07 Feb 2008

Mr. Raymond Turnbull grew up in Charlottetown, Labrador. He went on to pursue a degree in education and later taught at the school in Charlottetown. Raymond came to the LMN as the Education Officer where he dedicated his life to helping Metis Youth. Sadly, Raymond passed away in 2004 leaving a void in the hearts of his family, friends and colleagues. In his memory and honor, the Labrador Metis Nation is now accepting applications for a bursary of $2000.00. This bursary will be awarded annually to a Metis student who is graduating from Level III and who has demonstrated admirable community and school involvement as well as academic achievement.

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