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Friends of Mah-Sos School! Fundraiser!

National Chief Phil Fontaine’s Visit To NB!

Time and Place Date: Monday, November 17, 2008
Time: 11:30am – 9:00pm
Location: Tobique First Nation/Fredericton
Contact Info Phone: 5062732564
Email: shelleysolomon@hotmail.com

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On Behalf of the children of Mah-Sos school and with the support of Chief and Council and the community of Tobique First Nation and sponsored by Mawiw Council Inc. We would like to invite you to attend “Friends of Mah-Sos school” Fundraiser for our cause.

by NationTalk on November 7, 2008829 Views

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Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey, Minister Sign Education Agreement

Department of Education
November 7, 2008
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Jamie Muir, acting Education Minister, and Chief Deborah Robinson of the Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey, signed an historic agreement that will improve educational opportunities for Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaw students today, Nov. 7.

by NationTalk on November 7, 2008931 Views

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BU Faculty of Education Graduate Studies Department to open Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Education Studies

Thu, Nov 6, 2008

BRANDON, MB – Join the Brandon University Faculty of Education Graduate Studies Department on Friday, November 21 from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. as they celebrate the opening of the Brandon University Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Education Studies (BU C.A.R.E.S.) in Room 226-1 of the BU Education Building.

by NationTalk on November 6, 2008614 Views

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Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada – Call for Youth

ATTENTION
All Inuit Youth

Are you between the ages of 13 and 30?

Would you like to learn how to:
• do research?
• teach other Inuit youth about safer sex?
• work with organizations to protect Inuit youth from unsafe sex?

by NationTalk on November 6, 2008588 Views

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Donate your Unwanted Computers and Laptops to Local Charities across BC!

VANCOUVER, Nov. 5 – In today’s world, consumers purchase millions of computers and electronic equipment on a daily basis. The life cycle of these products is often less than one year. Why are we dumping or recycling computer and electronic equipment which still works? Why not donate your equipment to be reused and donated to a local charity or non-profit organization before it is recycled?

by NationTalk on November 6, 2008607 Views

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Convocation Honours Native artist and WestJet Founder

November Convocation
November 5, 2008

Visual artist Alex Janvier and WestJet Airlines chairman Clive Beddoe will receive honorary degrees for their commitment to their profession and to their community at the University of Calgary’s November convocation ceremonies.

by NationTalk on November 5, 2008908 Views

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The Call for Nominations for the Kaiser Award Foundation’s National Awards for Excellence is now open

2009 National Awards for Excellence

The Kaiser Foundation’s National Awards for Excellence in mental health and addictions initiatives is a national program that honours the outstanding work being done by the thousands of Canadian organizations, communities and individuals who are engaged in the fields of mental health and addictions. The Awards are dedicated to recognizing the people who spend their lives helping others get well, often with little or no public acknowledgment or compensation.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2008840 Views

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Lakehead University Board of Governors Appoints New Members

October 27, 2008 – Thunder Bay, ON) Lakehead University’s Board of Governors is pleased to introduce new Chair Kevin Cleghorn, new Vice Chair Colin Bruce, and new members Ewan Downie, Anthony LeBlanc, Darlene Palmer, Frances Picherack, Gillian Siddall, Ethel Gardner, Vonnie Cheng, and Slim Babay. Members were approved at the Board’s October 17, 2008 annual meeting. All new members indicated that they are delighted to join the Board, and are eager to share their thoughts and ideas to help serve the university.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2008934 Views

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Grenfell: Grenfell College Art Gallery to Host First Nations Video Series

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DATE: Nov. 4, 2008

Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery will host a series of videos by First Nations artists and filmmakers from across Canada. The series shows 27 videos by 19 artists and vary in length from just over a minute to nearly 10 minutes in length. The series will play continuously throughout the day and the viewing time of the whole series is approximately two-and-a-half hours.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2008752 Views

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First Nations Input Key to Polar Bear Survival Strategies in Canada

(November 4, 2008 – Thunder Bay, ON)

Polar bears, the symbol of the arctic wilderness, live on all the arctic seas and coasts, including areas from the Yukon to Labrador, north to Ellesmere Island, and south to James Bay. There are approximately fourteen populations, totalling 15,000 bears in Canada, and over 1,000 of these are found in Northern Ontario alone. However, recent concerns over the health of the polar bear in general have put them on Manitoba’s threatened species list, and have given them “threatened” status on the United States Endangered Species List. Photo of a male polar bear taken by Tommy Miles.

by NationTalk on November 4, 20081510 Views

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Canwest Announces 2008 Broadcasters of the Future Awards

Tue Nov 4

TORONTO –A Montrealer who relishes collaboration; a British Columbian who wants to use the media to inspire people and a Penelakut Tribe member who wants to tell the stories of Canada’s voiceless have been named winners of Global Television’s 2008 Broadcaster of the Future Awards.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2008717 Views

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NWT Youth Centres Receive Funding

YELLOWKNIFE (November 3, 2008) – Recipients of the Youth Centres Initiative funding were announced today by the Honourable Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA).

“There are many community youth centres in the Northwest Territories (NWT) that are offering positive programming for youth. One of the challenges that they face is limited operational funding,” said Minister McLeod. “This initiative helps with these costs so that organizations and community governments can focus more attention on delivering quality programs.”

by NationTalk on November 4, 2008749 Views

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Most B.C. Youth Want a Post-secondary Education, but Many Need Help to Overcome Barriers

November 3, 2008

If British Columbia is to meet the Campus 2020 goal of becoming the best-educated and most literate jurisdiction in North America by 2015, it will need to find innovative solutions to help youth overcome the financial, academic and motivational barriers that prevent many from attaining a post-secondary education, according to research from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation.

by NationTalk on November 3, 2008689 Views

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Saskatchewan Government Grants 500 General Proficiency Awards

News Release – November 3, 2008

The Ministry of Education has awarded 500 students from across Saskatchewan $400 scholarships through the Saskatchewan General Proficiency Awards program.

“The Government of Saskatchewan recognizes the hard work and dedication of our students toward academic achievement,” Deputy Premier and Education Minister Ken Krawetz said. “This scholarship is provided by the Ministry of Education to reward excellence and to encourage young people in their pursuit of post-secondary education.”

by NationTalk on November 3, 2008810 Views

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SIGA Scholarship Program Supports First Nations Students

MEDIA RELEASE
November 3, 2008 (2008-04)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saskatoon, SK – The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is pleased to announce the 2008 winners of the SIGA First Nation Scholarship Awards. $25,000 was available to First Nations students in Saskatchewan for the inaugural scholarships.

by NationTalk on November 3, 20083683 Views

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City of Swift Current Looks to the Future with Aboriginal Employment Development

News Release – October 31, 2008

Looking to the future, the City of Swift Current and three union groups today joined with Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis Relations to sign an Aboriginal Employment Development (AED) partnership agreement focused on jobs and the city’s future workforce. Working through AED, the partnership will prepare the municipal workplace to welcome more First Nations and Métis employees in order to meet the same challenge faced by many Saskatchewan employers – finding the trained workers needed to meet current and future requirements.

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008762 Views

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Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre Call For Papers

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre at Queen’s University presents: The 10 th Annual Symposium: Spirituality January 23 and 24, 2009

The Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, in association with interested Queen’s community members, is currently organizing its annual symposium on Aboriginal Studies. The symposium will be held January 23 and 24, 2009, at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario .

by NationTalk on October 31, 2008720 Views

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Province Invests in Future Aboriginal Foresters

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008FOR0144-001656
Oct. 30, 2008

Ministry of Forests and Range

VANCOUVER – A $120,000 grant to the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry will help increase Aboriginal enrolment and participation and meet the growing demand for future professional foresters, Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell announced today.

by NationTalk on October 30, 20081665 Views

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UNBC To Offer New Business Program in Cariboo and Nechako Valley

October 30, 2008

In an effort to help support local opportunities for economic diversification, UNBC is offering a new Aboriginal and Small Business Leadership Certificate program in Williams Lake, Vanderhoof, and Quesnel.

The mountain pine beetle infestation has contributed to reduced employment levels in the forest industry throughout northern BC, leading to greater focus on economic diversification. Much of this diversification is expected to come through new small business initiatives. Many small businesses, however, fail in their first years, often because of a lack of skilled background in business ventures. While the failure rate for aboriginal businesses is much lower, the number of aboriginal small businesses remains a fraction of the overall total.

by NationTalk on October 30, 2008596 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal Festival 2008 – Calling all Designers

This year the Canadian Aboriginal Festival 2008 will be taking place on November 28, 29, & 30, 2008. With that being said, Turtle Concepts would like to welcome past participants and new designers to the Festival. For the past 12 years Turtle Concepts has been the coordinator of the Fashion Pavillion and every year it gets bigger and better.

by NationTalk on October 30, 2008846 Views

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Brandon University Native Studies Department presents Ojibway storyteller and Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor Basil Johnston

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

BRANDON, MB – On Wednesday, November 12 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University and the Brandon University Native Studies Department are proud to present Ojibway Storyteller and Brandon University Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor Basil Johnston. Admission is free, and all are invited and encouraged to attend. There is no telling what new times and worlds this talented orator will take the audience to!

by NationTalk on October 30, 2008846 Views

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Aboriginal Learners in Post-secondary Education

INFORMATION BULLETIN
2008ALMD0075-001650
Oct. 29, 2008

Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development

VICTORIA – Charting Our Path, a report that outlines Aboriginal participation and achievement in B.C.’s public post-secondary institutions for the period 2003/04 to 2006/07, was published today on the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development’s website.

by NationTalk on October 30, 2008701 Views

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Aboriginal Community Development Gains Accreditation

Oct 28, 2008

For immediate release –The Aboriginal Community Development program at Assiniboine Community College has received accreditation from the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) that will allow graduates to include a nationally certified accreditation in their list of qualifications.

by NationTalk on October 29, 2008906 Views

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Contest to Determine the Youths Website’s Name

From October 27 to November 21, 2008

We are inviting the participation of youth, ages 12-20 years€ old, to propose a name for the youth website of the First Nation and Inuit Suicide Prevention Association of Quebec and Labrador.€We are looking for a name with an inspirational theme of “WHY I€LOVE€LIFE!”.

by NationTalk on October 29, 2008573 Views

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VANOC Partnership Expands Opportunities for Students and Employees in 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 27, 2008
Contact: Shelley Kean at 604.983.7596

(NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—Capilano University has partnered with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) in an innovative Community Contributor Program. The initiative is designed to provide opportunities for students and employees when Vancouver welcomes the world in 2010.

by NationTalk on October 28, 2008740 Views

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LYNX: Aboriginal Student Career and Employment Program Launched

LYNX launched
U of C and collaborative post-secondary partners launch LYNX

The University of Calgary, in partnership with post-secondary institutions across Western Canada, officially launched LYNX, the very first program of its kind in Canada.

by NationTalk on October 28, 2008902 Views

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A Disastrous Gap – How High Schools Have Failed Canada’s Aboriginal Students: C.D. Howe Institute

TORONTO, Oct. 28 – The yawning gap in education levels between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals poses a huge social policy challenge in Canada, according to a study released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Closing the Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal Education Gaps,” John Richards reports on widening Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal education gaps. While younger Aboriginals are getting more education than previous generations, they have not kept pace with other Canadians.

by NationTalk on October 28, 20081245 Views

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Launching A Grand Contest of Written Testimonies

FROM OCTOBER 27th TO NOVEMBER 21st 2008

We are inviting the participation of youth, ages 12-20 years old, to share there words with the First Nation and Inuit Suicide Prevention Association of Quebec and Labrador.

by NationTalk on October 28, 2008679 Views

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Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival 2008 Youth Workshop Series

The 2007 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) is pleased to announce the return of its wildly popular free Youth Workshop Series this Wednesday November 19 at the University of Winnipeg!

Schools can register now for FREE introductory workshops in:

INTRODUCTION TO INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO PRODUCTION
HOW TO GET STARTED IN THE FEATURE FILM INDUSTRY
CAMERA OPERATION
MAKEUP ARTISTRY
WRITING FOR FILM & VIDEO
ACTING

by NationTalk on October 28, 2008593 Views

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Exposing Two Faces Of Poverty

UWinnipeg conference attracts international and local expertise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008

WINNIPEG, MB – More than 200 participants will gather at The University of Winnipeg for a two-day conference next week devoted to advancing the legal and human rights of people living in poverty here at home and around the globe. Two Faces of Poverty: Making the Law Work for Indigenous Peoples and Women is hosted by UWinnipeg’s Global College and takes place November 3 and November 4, 2008. The conference pulls together a unique and diverse mix of respected international speakers, local community leaders and activists, youth from more than 10 Manitoba high schools including The University of Winnipeg Collegiate and Model School, Aboriginal scholars, university faculty and students.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2008763 Views

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Government Hosts Labour Market Framework Symposium

FOR RELEASE #08-262
October 27, 2008

WHITEHORSE – The Department of Education is hosting a Labour Market Framework Symposium in Whitehorse today.

Representatives from key labour market stakeholders from across the territory—including all levels of government, First Nations, as well as business and industry interests and non-government organizations—are involved.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2008557 Views

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Diversity Issues Continue to Challenge Universities

By Communications Staff
Monday, October 27, 2008

A new video providing a compelling examination of how discrimination and exclusion persist in Canada’s post secondary education system and the toll that takes on students, faculty and staff premieres Monday, October 27 at The University of Western Ontario.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2008696 Views

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Skills Program in Labrador Receives Funding from Government

Human Resources, Labour and Employment
October 27, 2008

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is providing $80,000 in funding for a new skill development and career planning program. STEPS – Steps Toward Employment and Personal Success will be operated through the Labrador Friendship Centre. The Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, made the announcement today in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2008848 Views

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Agreement in Principle Reached with Kingsclear First Nation

Aboriginal Affairs
(08/10/27)
NB 1570

Oct. 27, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) – An agreement in principle for the repayment of tuition arrears between New Brunswick and Kingsclear First Nation was signed today by Ed Doherty, minister responsible for the Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat, and Paul Tomer, chief of the Kingsclear First Nation.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2008628 Views

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Outstanding New Journeyperson Achievement Recognized

News Release – October 24, 2008

Fifty-six new journeypersons will receive an award for their outstanding achievement in the skilled trades tonight at the Eighth Annual Outstanding New Journeyperson awards. They are the top achievers from among the nearly 1,200 new journeypersons certified in the 50 trades in Saskatchewan between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008.

by NationTalk on October 25, 2008707 Views

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Paul, Hayes named to Shannon School of Business National Business Advisory Board

For Immediate Release October 24, 2008

(Sydney, NS) – John MacKinnon, Dean of the Shannon School of Business at Cape Breton University, announced today that Chief Terry Paul, of Membertou First Nation and Sam Hayes, former President and CEO of The CSL Group, have joined the School’s prestigious Business Advisory Board.

by NationTalk on October 25, 2008957 Views

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International Childrens’ Peace Prize

One of the students from Attawapiskat has been nominated for an International Childrens’ Peace Prize. Find out about it here and how you can support this campaign!

Shannen Koostachin, a thirteen year-old student from Attawapiskat, has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize, which is overseen by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. She was nominated by Cindy Blackstock of the First Nation’s Child and Family Caring Society. Watch the nomination video here!

by NationTalk on October 25, 2008717 Views

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Attawapiskat Human Rights Youth Forum

Calling on all educators and students to join us in Toronto for this historic conference!

Join us for a day-long youth conference to discuss education and Attawapiskat. Students and educators are invited to join us.

by NationTalk on October 25, 2008686 Views

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Education Guidelines Support Children, Youth in Care

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008CFD0049-001608
Oct. 23, 2008

Ministry of Children and Family Development
Ministry of Education

VICTORIA – The ministries of Children and Family Development and Education today launched new provincial guidelines aimed at improving information-sharing and strengthening practices and joint planning to help children and youth in care succeed in school.

by NationTalk on October 24, 2008625 Views

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VIU Creative Writing Alumni Self-publishes First Book

Sometimes the difference between possible and impossible lies in determination. For Howard Smith, a former VIU creative writing student, determination has helped him accomplish his dream of publishing a book of poetry despite odds stacked against him.

by NationTalk on October 24, 2008632 Views

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Stratistics Canada – Study: Skilled trades employment

Friday, October 24, 2008

Study: Skilled trades employment
1987 to 2007

More than one million people worked in skilled trades in 2007, where employment growth has been a steady 2.2% a year on average since the recession of the early 1990s. This group includes trades (such as plumbers, masons, mechanics and crane operators) where a licence or certificate may be a condition of employment.

by NationTalk on October 24, 2008641 Views

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Whitecap Dakota First Nation Planning for the Future with Aboriginal Employment Development

News Release – October 23, 2008

Whitecap Dakota First Nation already known for economic development initiatives, such as the nationally-recognized Dakota Dunes Casino and Resort, is facing the same challenge as many Saskatchewan employers – finding enough employees. Today the First Nation signed an Aboriginal Employment Development (AED) partnership agreement with the Government of Saskatchewan focused on helping them recruit the people they need for their current and future economic development initiatives.

by NationTalk on October 24, 2008571 Views

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Media Advisory: Funding to be Announced for New Skills Program in Labrador

Human Resources, Labour and Employment
October 24, 2008

The Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, will announce funding for a new skills development and career planning program provided through the Labrador Friendship Centre. The announcement will take place Monday, October 27, at 11:00 a.m. Labrador Friendship Centre, 49 Grenfell Street, Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

by NationTalk on October 24, 2008554 Views

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Visiting Artist series set to launch at VIU

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Connie Watts will the be the first artist to visit Vancouver Island University as part of the Fall 2008 Visiting Artist Series.

Watts is a mixed media artist of Nuu-Cha-Nulth, Kwakwaka’wakwa and Gitxsan ancestry from the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

by NationTalk on October 24, 2008586 Views

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Metis Nation of Alberta Labour Market Development has new Website

Find out about employment, education and training opportunities.

»Metis Employment Website

by NationTalk on October 24, 2008502 Views

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RBC announces 2008 RBC Aboriginal Scholarship Winners

Expanding awards program in 2009

TORONTO, Oct. 23 – Heading off to university or college this fall just got a little easier – financially – for eight deserving students through the RBC Aboriginal Student Awards program. For the fourteenth consecutive year, RBC will award scholarships of up to $4,000 annually for education expenses, for a maximum of four years at university or two years at college.

by NationTalk on October 23, 2008928 Views

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Irvin-Ross Congratulates Manitoba Council On Aging Award Winners

October 22, 2008

The outstanding contributions of seniors and their communities were recognized today by Healthy Living Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross, minister responsible for seniors, as she distributed the Manitoba Council on Aging (MCA) Recognition Awards.

by NationTalk on October 23, 2008783 Views

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Ontario’s Students Demand More Effective Financial Aid

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TORONTO, Oct. 22 – This morning the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation (CMSF) released a report entitled, Ten Things You Need to Know about Financial Support for Post-Secondary Students in Canada. This report outlines the troubling fact that a large percentage of student financial support in Ontario is delivered in the form of untargeted, post-graduation funding.

by NationTalk on October 23, 2008687 Views

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New President’s Scholarships at VIU Offer First Full-ride

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has developed an exciting new scholarship initiative called the ‘VIU President’s Scholarship Programs’ which will provide the first full-ride, ongoing scholarships the institution has ever offered.

by NationTalk on October 22, 20081024 Views

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Ten Things You Need to Know About Financial Support for Post-Secondary Students in Canada

October 22, 2008

Financial support for the country’s post-secondary students with financial need has reached $4 billion, the highest figure ever, according to a report from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation.

by NationTalk on October 22, 2008809 Views

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