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Trades Training Goes Online – First E-PPRENTICE Programs Announced

For Immediate Release
June 25, 2009

VANCOUVER – BCcampus, on behalf of the Industry Training Authority (ITA), today announced the successful proponents of a recent RFP to design, develop and implement two flexible learning (FL) trades programs for cooking and welding as part of the new E-PPRENTICE initiative.

by NationTalk on July 3, 20091041 Views

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UNESCO International Literacy Prizes: call for nominations extended until 10 July 2009

On the theme Literacy and Empowerment, the 2009 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes will reward well-established and innovative practices documenting how literacy skills (basic skills in reading, writing and numeracy) contribute to empowerment, enabling people to better direct and control their lives.

by NationTalk on July 3, 2009532 Views

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2009-2010 Early Learning Child Care (ELCC) One-time Funding

7/1/2009

Health Canda, First Nations and Inuit Health, Ontario Region is sending a notification call for the Early Learning Child Care (ELCC) one-time funding available to all First Nations currently funded for the Early Childhood Development (ECD).

by NationTalk on July 2, 2009892 Views

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Post-secondary Education: In Support of First Nations and Inuit Students

As compared to non-Aboriginal people, First Nations and Inuit peoples have lower levels of post-secondary certification, higher rates of unemployment, and below average incomes. In addition to educational and economic advantages, attaining higher levels of education is related to increased health and a better standard of living. Advocating increased post-secondary education for First Nations and Inuit peoples is advocating an invigorating, fortifying future for Aboriginal People, their families, and their communities.

by Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, 2008

» Executive Summary (PDF, 914 KB)
» Full report (PDF, 1.16 MB)

by NationTalk on June 30, 2009725 Views

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Pre-Registration for student workshops in the 2009 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival

May 22, 2009

Dear Educator,

I am writing to encourage you to register students for workshops in the 2009 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival. This vibrant event is now entering its eighth year, which is already shaping up to be our most successful event yet. There are only a limited amount of spaces available and classes fill up quickly. One of our main objectives is the development of young Aboriginal filmmakers currently in High School. We provide an educational opportunity and a supportive environment for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit young people, allowing them to gain experience in the media arts. This year we have two solid days dedicated to inspiring aboriginal youth in the film industry.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009806 Views

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New Education Subsidy to enable First Nations, Métis and Inuit Adults to become Teachers

June 22, 2009

Edmonton…The Government of Alberta has teamed up with Northland School Division and other northern school jurisdictions to provide a tuition and cost-of-living subsidy to support up to 40 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) adults in northern communities as they study to become teachers.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2009831 Views

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University College of the North Offers First Summer Program For Youth

Media release: June 15, 2009 – The Pas, Manitoba

The University College of the North (UCN) is accepting registrations for “Into the Wild,” its new educational summer program. It is geared towards youths between grades 4 and 12 who are interested in learning about math and science in a natural setting. Programs include “Critters in the Marsh,” “Digging in the Clay,” “Explore the River,” and “Honour Day.” There will be canoeing.

by NationTalk on June 18, 2009832 Views

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The Edmonton Public Library Unveils its Aboriginal Collection

Monday June 15, 2009, at the Stanley A. Milner Library in Churchill Square, the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) officially unveils its Aboriginal Collection – celebrating the arts, literature and culture of the Aboriginal community.

by NationTalk on June 18, 2009877 Views

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Saskatchewan Aboriginal Resource Directory 2008 On Sale Now!

The second edition of the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Resource Directory 2008 is available for purchase. They are $10 each. Order forms are available on the website or contact our office. This edition has several unique additions – The Canoe Story, a listing of books and A/V materials in our growing SALN Resource Collection, and many more links and programs! We hope you will find this a useful resource.

ORDER FORM (PDF 168k)

by NationTalk on June 18, 2009580 Views

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The Canadian History Report Card: Curriculum Analysis of High Schools in Canada

The Dominion Institute finds that too many provinces and territories do not take Canadian History seriously

June 15, 2009 – As the end of the school year approaches, the Dominion Institute releases The Canadian History Report Card, a curriculum analysis of high schools in Canada. The Institute has assigned each province and territory a grade based on the quality of its Canadian history curriculum at the high school level (grades 9-12).

by NationTalk on June 18, 2009827 Views

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Miziwe Biik’s Aboriginal Business Resource Centre will be offering a Small Business Certificate Program

INFO SESSION-SMALL BUSINESS CERT.PROGRAM

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Miziwe Biik’s Aboriginal Business Resource Centre (ABRC) will be offering a Small Business Certificate program. The program is free to Aboriginal people.

by NationTalk on June 16, 2009831 Views

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Media Advisory – National Launch of Moving Forward Together – A Canada-wide fundraising campaign for Aboriginal people and the future of Canada

VANCOUVER, June 9 – A partnership of Aboriginal, business, community and Catholic leaders will launch the Moving Forward Together fundraising campaign in Vancouver next week. The objective of the national campaign is to raise $25-million over five years to help create a brighter future for Aboriginal communities by supporting healing and youth education programs.

by NationTalk on June 9, 2009996 Views

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B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth 2009 Awards of Excellence

2009 Awards of Excellence

Nominate a Deserving Individual or Organization!

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: 4:00 PM Pacific Time, September 4, 2009

These annual awards recognize and encourage excellence in B.C.’s child and youth serving system, and reflect the established goals of the Representative’s Office, specifically those that:

by NationTalk on June 8, 2009673 Views

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The FNEC in audience with the standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 – The First Nations Education Council, represented byConrad Polson, Chief of the Timiskaming community, Ghislain Picard, Chief ofthe Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, Lise Bastien, DirectorGeneral of the FNEC, and Raymond Sioui, Assistant Director of the FNEC, presented today its Paper on First Nations Education Funding to the Standing Committee on AboriginalAffairs and Northern Development.

by NationTalk on June 5, 2009771 Views

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Viewpoints Workshop

Program dates: July 10, 2009 – July 11, 2009
Registration ongoing

Faculty: Michael Greyeyes

Created by Mary Overlie, and subsequently developed by Anne Bogart and the artists of the SITI Company, the Viewpoints technique has become a dominant form of actor training in the United States. Its value as part of contemporary training is that it addresses essential performance concepts: becoming present, active listening, spontaneity, trust, kinesthetic response, shared energy, and spatial relationships.

by NationTalk on June 4, 2009934 Views

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Corrections Northern Recruitment Training Program Graduation

Hon. Jackson Lafferty
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Statement to the Legislative Assembly

Mr. Speaker, I am very proud to announce the first graduation for our new Corrections Northern Recruitment Training Program. The event will be held on June 5th at 2:00 p.m. at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Auditorium, and I invite all Members of the Legislative Assembly to attend.

by NationTalk on June 3, 2009736 Views

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UN announces launch of world’s first tuition-free, online university

27-05-2009 (New York)

A leading arm of the United Nations working to spread the benefits of information technology announced last week the launch of the first ever tuition-free online university. As part of this year’s focus on education, the UN Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technology and Development (GAID) presented the newly formed University of the People, a non-profit institution offering higher education to the masses.

by NationTalk on June 1, 2009762 Views

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Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Aboriginal Youth Mentoring

Currently we are conducting a survey of the aboirignal youth living in the Prince George area. Please click on the link below to complete. Thank you for input is valuable to us and assist us in implementing a program you want.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=0wEvhaoqfwpmsSNn0dG2IQ_3d_3d”

by NationTalk on May 25, 2009810 Views

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Factors Affecting The Use Of Student Financial Assistance Programs By Aboriginal Youth

SECTION 1: PROJECT BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

1.1 Project Background

Aboriginal youth are attending university and college in unprecedented numbers, and Aboriginal families and communities recognize the critical importance of post-secondary education (PSE) in ensuring a strong and prosperous future. At the same time, the PSE attainment rates of Aboriginal people remain below those of the overall Canadian population. Census data do show a steady increase since the 1980s in participation and completion of PSE among Aboriginal people. Nevertheless, Aboriginal people are still significantly less likely to attain a university degree than a college or trades diploma, and there remains a significant gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal PSE attainment rates overall.2 According to the 2006 census, 35 percent of the population with Aboriginal ancestry had attained post-secondary credentials (either trades, college or university), compared to 51 percent of the general Canadian population. Furthermore, as illustrated in Figure 1, only eight percent of North American Indians had completed a university degree, compared to 23 percent of the non-Aboriginal population.

by NationTalk on May 25, 2009788 Views

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Albertans discuss the future of education

News Release

May 23, 2009 – Calgary. . . Approximately 120 Albertans from the Calgary area shared their ideas about the future of education in the fifth of a series of 10 discussion sessions being held by the Alberta government in eight locations across the province between April and June.

by NationTalk on May 25, 2009780 Views

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Request for Literacy Award Nominations

News Release – May 20, 2009

Premier Brad Wall encourages individuals to provide nominations for the fifth annual Council of the Federation (COF) Literacy Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievement, innovation and excellence with regard to literacy in Saskatchewan.

by NationTalk on May 22, 2009810 Views

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CIC Expands Aboriginal Bursary Program

Eligible Aboriginal students at three additional Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions will soon qualify for Crown Investments Corporation’s (CIC) Aboriginal Bursary Program.

by NationTalk on May 20, 20091346 Views

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New CNC campus like a ray of sunshine for Fort St. James

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For release on May 7, 2008

The completion of the new CNC campus in Fort St. James is like a ray of sunshine, according to the mayor of the forestry-dependent community, which is dealing with the dark days of mill closures and shutdowns.

“To see this actually happen is like the sun coming out,” said Mayor Sandra Harwood. “It lifts everyone’s spirits as we come through an extremely difficult time.”

by NationTalk on May 7, 20091044 Views

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R and D for Artists

June 1 deadline for Chalmers Arts Fellowships

TORONTO, May 7 – The upcoming Chalmers Arts Fellowships deadline on June 1 is the perfect opportunity for Ontario artists and arts professionals to engage in research and development.

by NationTalk on May 7, 2009879 Views

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imagineNATIVE Call for Submissions, Toronto

Deadline: June 1, 2009

imagineNATIVE will be celebrating its 10th year October 14-18, 2009. The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, and new media. Each fall, the festival presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. The festival’s screenings, parties, panel discussions, and cultural events attract and connect filmmakers, media artists, programmers, buyers, and industry professionals.

For more information and submission forms please contact programming@imaginenative.org.

by NationTalk on May 4, 2009787 Views

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Dance Residency, Choreographer’s Summit, Voice Intensive Programming – The Banff Centre

We are very excited to announce the following two programs for the coming summer. Please help us spread the word about our exciting new programming by forwarding this email to other artists you think may be interested in these opportunities and invite them to join our mailing list.

Sincerely,
Sandra Laronde
Director, Aboriginal Arts

by NationTalk on May 4, 2009829 Views

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Nominations Sought for Council of the Federation Literacy Award

Executive Council
April 29, 2009

The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today invited Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to bring forward nominations for the 2009 Council of the Federation (COF) Literacy Award. This year, submissions for the award are being accepted for the category Literacy Leader.

by NationTalk on April 29, 2009873 Views

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The Development and State of the Art of Adult Learning and Education (ALE)

Report for Canada

Executive Summary

1. The 6th International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) is a UNESCO-led intergovernmental conference for policy dialogue and assessment on adult learning and education, hosted by Brazil in May 2009. The Member States of UNESCO have been requested to prepare reports on the developments in adult learning and education since 1997 (CONFINTEA V), including the current state of the art and future challenges. The focus of the report is on policies, research, and effective practices in literacy, non-formal education, adult, and lifelong learning.

by NationTalk on April 29, 2009739 Views

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Yukon Energy Renames Scholarship in Honour of Former Board Member

April 22, 2009

Once again this year, Yukon Energy will award several scholarships to Yukoners studying at post-secondary institutions. This year, the Corporation has renamed one of its scholarships to honour a former member of Yukon Energy’s Board of Directors.

by NationTalk on April 29, 2009802 Views

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MusiCounts Opens Call for $10,000 Grant Applications

Schools nationwide invited to apply for musical instrument grants starting May 1, 2009

TORONTO, April 22, 2009 – As Canadian music continues to make its mark, one organization remains dedicated to nurturing musical talent from the ground up. MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity, is keeping music alive in schools by providing grants for their music programs. Applications for 2009-2010 Band Aid grants are now open and schools nationwide are invited to apply.

by NationTalk on April 28, 20091075 Views

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Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership (ASEP) Program – Request for Proposals

The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership (ASEP) program aims to provide sustainable employment for Aboriginal people in major economic industries, leading to lasting benefits for Aboriginal communities, families, and individuals. Request for proposals can be submitted until May 15, 2009.

http://www.rhdcc-hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/employment/aboriginal_training/index.shtml

by NationTalk on April 26, 2009945 Views

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Council of the Federation Literacy Award

Introduction

Strengthening Inuit societal values is achieved through lifelong learning that recognizes the value of teaching and learning in the home, community and workplace. That learning is focused on sharing knowledge between elders, youth, parents, teachers and students.

by NationTalk on April 23, 2009738 Views

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SASA Establishes First-Ever International Student

Posted: 2009-04-21

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – APRIL 08th, 2009): Algoma University is pleased to announce that the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students’ Assoication (SASA) has provided funding for the university’s first-ever International Student Scholarship. The Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students’ Association International Scholarship will provide an award of $600 to an international student entering their second year of full-time studies at Algoma University.

by NationTalk on April 22, 2009827 Views

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Aboriginal Teacher Education Program ATEP

Become a teacher and lead our children to a brighter future…

We can help you obtain your Bachelor of Education Degree; at the University of Alberta Campus, or at a host collaborative college site!

by NationTalk on April 16, 20091280 Views

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CSA Announces NWT Winner of Financial Fitness Challenge

News Release

YELLOWKNIFE (April 14, 2009) – Rosalind Skinner of Yellowknife is the Northwest Territories (NWT) winner in the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) Financial Fitness Challenge. Rosalind is a long-time resident of the Northwest Territories and is currently a first-year psychology student at the University of Alberta. She has been awarded a $750 scholarship.

by NationTalk on April 15, 2009838 Views

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Abstract Deadline Extended: “Communities of Change: Building an IPY Legacy,” ACUNS Student Conference on Northern Studies

The abstract submission deadline for the ACUNS Student Conference on Northern Studies, to be held in Whitehorse, Yukon, in October 2009, has been extended to Thursday, 30 April 2009. Abstracts are solicited that encompass the following areas: (1) the impact of sustainable development, economic activity and polar law on communities, governance and natural habitats; (2) the use of natural, physical and social sciences to help understand the causes and effects of the changing polar climate; (3) changes to polar marine and terrestrial communities over the short and long term; and (4) changes in research communities and how research is undertaken in the polar regions.

by NationTalk on April 14, 2009664 Views

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Touchstones for Leadership – Youth Train the Trainers Call for Participants

May 6-8, 2009
Ottawa

Caring Across the Boundaries is an interactive workshop that encourages collaboration between Aboriginal agencies and the Voluntary Sector.

Program Overview
The Caring Across the Boundaries: Touchstones for Youth Train the Trainer will provide the opportunity for 15-20 youth, between the ages of 15-29, to be trained in the new Advanced CAB youth curriculum.

by NationTalk on April 13, 20091014 Views

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Call for Applications for Aboriginal Youth to Attend the 2009 UNPFII

Are you a Youth Leader? Interested in Attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)? The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) is pleased to announce that we will be bringing a delegation of youth to participate in the UNPFII in New York from May 18 – 22, 2009.

More information can be found here

by NationTalk on April 8, 2009658 Views

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Ka tipaymishoyak Metis Education Report

MNC REPRESENTATIVE MESSAGE

It is my pleasure to present to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and the Summit on Aboriginal Education this special report on education on behalf of the Métis National Council (MNC). The Métis have long held that education is an imperative aspect of self determination. The right of self determination is guaranteed through international, national and provincial laws, policies and practices, and includes the right to determine how our children are raised; how our children are educated. The Métis Nation asserts this right based on the customs, traditions and practices of Métis people themselves.

by NationTalk on April 8, 2009767 Views

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Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership (ASEP) Program request for proposals is now open and accepting applications until May 15, 2009

Apply Now – Open Request for Proposals

The overall objective of the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership (ASEP) program is sustainable employment for Aboriginal people in major economic industries, leading to lasting benefits for Aboriginal communities, families, and individuals. It is geared to providing Aboriginal people with the skills they need to participate in economic opportunities such as mining, construction, fisheries, tourism, hydro development, and public infrastructure projects across Canada.

by NationTalk on April 7, 2009738 Views

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New Capacity Development Program Announced

FOR RELEASE #09-088
April 3, 2009

WHITEHORSE – The Department of Education, through the Northern Strategies Fund, is contributing $400,000 for a newly developed “Build Your Skills” program to provide local and regional training opportunities to local governments and their employees in various Yukon communities.

by NationTalk on April 6, 2009727 Views

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Inuit and Partners Agree to National Committee on Inuit Education

Iqaluit, Nunavut –(April 2, 2009) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, and Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), today added their signatures to the Inuit Education Accord.

by NationTalk on April 2, 2009839 Views

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New K-12 Treaty Education Website

News Release – April 1, 2009

The First Nations and Métis Education Promising Practices Symposium today in Saskatoon provided an opportunity for Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Education to highlight the new K – 12 Treaty Education website.

by NationTalk on April 1, 2009933 Views

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C of Q Exam Preparation Program (Carpentry)

The Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board under the Centre for Aboriginal Apprenticeship Research (CAAR) Project is again seeking interested applicants to participate in its C of Q Exam Preparation Program (Carpentry)

by NationTalk on April 1, 2009816 Views

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The Labrador Metis Nation Summer Career Placement Program

The Labrador Metis Nation Summer Career Placement Program is currently accepting applications.

Business

If you are a registered business or non profit organization and would like to employ a Metis youth post secondary student for the 2008 summer, please send a job description for the anticipated position to the Labrador Metis Nation to be posted on our website.

by NationTalk on April 1, 2009853 Views

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10th imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Call For Submissions – Film And Video

DEADLINE: June 1, 2009

www.imagineNATIVE.org

Be a part of imagineNATIVE’s 10th anniversary year! The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media. Each fall, the festival presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. The festival’s screenings, parties, panel discussions, and cultural events attract and connect filmmakers, media artists, programmers, buyers, and industry professionals. The works accepted reflect the diversity of the world’s Indigenous nations and illustrate the vitality and excellence of our art and culture in contemporary media.

by NationTalk on March 31, 2009760 Views

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Canada Supports Skills Training in the Northwest Territories

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories –(March 30, 2009) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, today announced over $1 million in funding to support skills training in the Northwest Territories.

by NationTalk on March 30, 2009966 Views

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Aboriginal Employment Development Partnership Signed

News Release – March 27, 2009

Thunderchild First Nation stepped up its efforts to prepare its members for the thriving Saskatchewan workforce today by signing an Aboriginal Employment Development (AED) partnership with the governments of Saskatchewan and Canada and the Saskatchewan Regional Council of Carpenters, Drywall, Millwrights and Allied Workers.

by NationTalk on March 30, 2009855 Views

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Nipissing hosting Aboriginal Student Success Presentation

North Bay, ON, March 27, 2009 — Nipissing University is pleased to welcome Chancellor and Regional Grand Chief Shawn Atleo to campus for a special presentation on Aboriginal education on Monday, March 30, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Nipissing Univer …

by NationTalk on March 30, 2009769 Views

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