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Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Encourages Post-secondary Students

News Release – August 21, 2008

The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation (SGC) is rewarding the achievements of 16 Saskatchewan students with $14,000 in post-secondary scholarships, including a $2,500 Community Leadership Award.

by NationTalk on August 22, 2008664 Views

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Canada’s Government Funds Innovative New Program to Tackle Labour Shortages in the Mining Industry

OTTAWA, ONTARIO –(Aug. 22, 2008) – Canada’s Government is taking action with an innovative new program to address the projected shortage of up to 92,000 workers in the mining sector. The Honourable Gordon O’Connor, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced a project that will help employers in the mining industry access untapped labour pools.

by NationTalk on August 22, 2008813 Views

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Media Advisory – NAN Grand Chief to attend wrap-up reception for NAN youth mentoring project

THUNDER BAY, ON, Aug. 21 – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy together with Deputy Grand Chief RoseAnne Archibald and POA Educational Foundation Chairman Aditya Jha will welcome delegates, participants, public officials and representatives of leading businesses to the Project Beyshick thank-you reception in Toronto tomorrow.

by NationTalk on August 22, 2008742 Views

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Minister Mackay Announces Support for Junior Canadian Rangers

Iqaliut, Nunavut –(Aug. 21, 2008) – The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency announced today that the Government of Canada will expand the Junior Canadian Rangers (JCR) Programme to include 17 new JCR Patrols and increase participation by approximately 500 youth by 2012-2013.

by NationTalk on August 21, 2008797 Views

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Capilano Student has the Whole World in Her Hands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2008
Contact: Shelley Kean
Tel: 604.984.1794

(NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—“Extremely relieved” was what Sera-Lys McArthur felt when she received an anxiously-awaited call from the Victoria Foundation on July 7. The person on the other end of the phone was calling to tell her that she was a recipient of the Premier’s One World Scholarship – a scholarship for undergraduate students in British Columbia who want to continue their post-secondary education abroad.

by NationTalk on August 21, 2008903 Views

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Scholarships Help B.C. Students become Global Citizens

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008ALMD0053-001270
Aug. 21, 2008

Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development

VICTORIA – A new Premier’s One World scholarship to support up to five B.C. students pursuing post-secondary studies abroad and its first recipients were announced today by Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

by NationTalk on August 21, 2008882 Views

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N’Amerind Friendship Centre is now accepting Student Awards Applications – closing for this will be September 30, 2008

ATTENTION: STUDENTS, COUNSELLORS, TEACHERS

N’Amerind Friendship Centre is now accepting Student Awards Applications – closing for this will be September 30, 2008 – Banquet Date is Oct 23, 2008

by NationTalk on August 20, 2008881 Views

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Telling Our Stories – First Nations Youth Filmmaking Program

8/19/2008

Thunderstone Pictures is looking for motivated and resilient youth who have stories to tell the world.

The Telling our Stories Project is a part-time, 14-week program designed to train and mentor four young aspiring First Nations filmmakers through the entire process of making their first short documentary. From the pen to the big-screen, this program is designed to train urban youth who wouldn’t necessarily be able to attain access to other filmmaking training programs.

by NationTalk on August 20, 2008703 Views

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Minister of National Defence Announces Increased Funding for JCR

Media Advisory
MA-08.016 – August 20, 2008

Iqaluit, Nunavut – The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will announce an increase in funding for the Junior Canadian Rangers (JCR) Programme.

by NationTalk on August 20, 2008678 Views

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Ministers Welcome Largest Medical School Class in History

Manitoba News Release
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August 20, 2008

Health Minister Theresa Oswald and Advanced Education and Literacy Minister Diane McGifford today welcomed the largest-ever class of first-year University of Manitoba faculty of medicine students.

“Training more front-line health professionals here in Manitoba is the best investment we can make as a government to ensure Manitobans have access to the care they need,” Oswald said. “We have invested to add 40 new faculty of medicine training seats since taking office and I’m proud to congratulate the 110 first-year students who have made a decision to pursue a career in medicine.”

by NationTalk on August 20, 2008751 Views

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Spotlight on Learning: Literacy Takes Centre stage, October 6-8, 2008

October 6-8, 2008
Toronto, ON

The OLC is proud to present the 2008 Training Event, Spotlight on Learning: Literacy Takes Centre Stage.

This event brings two learning models together in one program. The Training Event offers workshops and panel discussions for a wide range of audiences with an interest in literacy and life long learning. The Adult Literacy Learner’s Leadership Forum, running concurrently, gives student leaders an opportunity to learn, share and plan for coordinated future partnerships.

by NationTalk on August 20, 2008580 Views

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National Action Required – Immigrants, Aboriginals and Older Workers Key to Skills Solution, New Study Says

VANCOUVER, Aug. 19 – Canada needs to do a much better job of helping immigrants integrate into the workforce and developing capacity in apprenticeship programs, according to a report released today publishing the results of an exhaustive cross-Canada consultation and engagement exercise organized by the Public Policy Forum and sponsored by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada).

by NationTalk on August 19, 2008688 Views

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Federal Funding for Okanagan Aboriginal Youth Training Opportunities

Okanagan College will provide new construction skills training for aboriginal youth in the region, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada, through Western Economic Diversification Canada.

Federal funding of more than $158,300 was announced today by Colin Mayes, Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Shuswap, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification and Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources. Funding is provided under the Community Economic Diversification Initiative (CEDI), a component of the federal Mountain Pine Beetle Program.

by NationTalk on August 19, 20081616 Views

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New Dealing with Difference – YouCan Exchange – Program to Northern Ireland

NOVEMBER 2008

This November YOUCAN Edmonton is looking for 10 youth to take to Northern Ireland! During this time youth will be exposed to different and challenging situations which will help develop the character and skills required to properly deal with the differences that separate cultures and communities.

by NationTalk on August 19, 2008863 Views

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Media Advisory – Project Beyshcik Participants Apply Traditional Teachings to Business Practices

THUNDER BAY, ON, Aug. 18 – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and the POA Educational Foundation will host the Toronto opening ceremonies and traditional feast of the Project Beyshick 2008 mentoring program.

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by NationTalk on August 18, 2008621 Views

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Canada’s Government Helps Local Individuals Find valuable Employment Opportunities

August 18, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WATSON LAKE, Yukon — Residents of the Liard Basin and Watson Lake areas who are currently unemployed will get help to re-enter the work force, thanks to a federal government program. At the same time, local employers facing labour shortages will have greater access to skilled employees. The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development.

by NationTalk on August 18, 2008746 Views

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The B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Hosts Gathering Our Voices 2009

Provincial Aboriginal Youth Conference

March 17-20, 2009 Kelowna, BC
The Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort and Conference Centre

Aboriginal Youth aged (14-24) are invited to take part in a dynamic conference on Aboriginal Language, Culture and Employment. Many workshops, cultural activities, an interactive career and education fair, evening entertainment and afternoon sport and recreation activities will be offered.

by NationTalk on August 18, 2008881 Views

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First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program

For Release: Thursday, August 14

August 14, 2008 (Upsala, ON) – Teachers, mentors, government, industry partners, and families, of the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP) come together for the closing ceremony of the program on August 14, 2008 (1:00 p.m. Ceremonies) at Camp Firesteel, Upsala, Ontario.

by NationTalk on August 17, 20081593 Views

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NAN Grand Chief launches Project Beyshick 2008 at Anishnawbe Keeshigun

THUNDER BAY, ON, Aug. 15 – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy launched Project Beyshick 2008 with introductions of the 10 NAN participants at the Anishnawbe Keeshigun festival at Fort William Historical Park today.

by NationTalk on August 16, 2008825 Views

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Squamish Nation Partners to Train Construction Workers

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SQUAMISH NATION AND VANASEP
For immediate release
August 8, 2008

(NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.) Responding to trades labour demands and a growing youth Aboriginal population, the Squamish Nation, Kwantlen University College, and VanASEP (Vancouver Aboriginal Skills Employment Society) signed an agreement to train Aboriginal people in construction trades.

by NationTalk on August 16, 20081016 Views

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Youth Poster Contest

Youth Poster Contest August 20th 2008
Category: Community, Health

The Kwanlin Dün Community Justice Program presents:

Youth Poster Contest

Youth between the ages of 12-17 are welcome to participate. The top 5 winners will see their artwork displayed on Justice Program material. Artwork must reflect positive choices for youth. Traditional art encouraged. Poster size is 8.5” x 11”.

by NationTalk on August 16, 2008782 Views

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A Buried Northern Treasure

The northern and interior regions of BC have largely been ignored by archaeologists.”

Since Time Immemorial. It’s a phrase often used by First Nations to describe the length of time they have lived on their traditional lands. For First Nations and UNBC students participating in a recent archaeological dig west of Fort St. James, the phrase has new meaning.

by NationTalk on August 15, 2008778 Views

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Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program Granted Full Accreditation Status by Dietitians of Canada

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce that the Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program (NODIP) has been granted full accreditation status by the Dietitians of Canada Accreditation Committee. The program is a joint initiative between NOSM and the NODIP Professional Advisory Committee, and involves multiple facilitators, sites and partners throughout Northern Ontario.

by NationTalk on August 15, 2008821 Views

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Northern Nishnawbe Education Council announces William Dumas as new Executive Director

Aug 15th, 2008
Media Release

(Sioux Lookout Ontario, August 15th, 2008) The Interim Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. William Dumas, effective July 15, 2008 as the new Executive Director of the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council.

by NationTalk on August 15, 2008877 Views

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Expression of Interest: Topic Indigenous Literacy – Deadline August 25, 2008

The National Indigenous Literacy Association (NILA) is the eyes and ears of Canadian Indigenous Peoples. NILA is seeking concept letters on methods/programs that meet the following criteria to advance and promote Literacy in our communities.

To create, strengthen and expand Indigenous Peoples’ Literacy networks;

– Developing and building a strong, sustainable Canada-wide network of practitioners and others interested, be they First Nations, Métis, Inuit, locals or urban Indigenous groups, in Aboriginal literacy, many of whom have had no previous strategic involvement in the field. Also this group could include inner city schools within neighbourhoods with high Aboriginal populations. This Indigenous Peoples’ literacy network can be used to raise awareness or continue the work of creating a national voice for the promotion of Indigenous Peoples’ literacy, and to set the stage for increasing supportive partnerships for Indigenous Peoples’ literacy development.

by NationTalk on August 14, 2008770 Views

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RONA Vancouver 2010 Fabrication Shop Providing Trainees With Tools for Life

Boucherville, Quebec –(Aug. 14, 2008) – RONA inc. (TSX:RON), the largest Canadian retailer and distributor of hardware, renovation and gardening products, is proud to announce that over 2,000 objects destined to bring the 2010 Winter Games to life have been manufactured at the RONA Vancouver 2010 Fabrication (Fab) Shop since the project’s start last November, including street barricades, hockey stick racks and picnic tables. A total of 12 trainees have graduated from the program with 16 new recruits currently attending the Fab Shop’s training program.

by NationTalk on August 14, 20081106 Views

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Canada’s Crisis in Advanced Skills

Submission by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges to the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultations 2008

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the House of
Commons Standing Committee on Finance. ACCC is the national and international voice of Canada’s 150 community
colleges, institutes of technology, university-colleges, polytechnics and cégeps1. With campuses in 1,000 urban and
rural communities, 1.5 million learners, and 60,000 educators, these institutions play a pivotal role in ensuring that
Canada’s labour force remains robust, competent and competitive. The education they provide draws students
equally from all socio-economic quarters, and targets preparation for employment and workforce development.

by NationTalk on August 14, 2008941 Views

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BMO Announces Top Graduating Student Artists in Canada

Distinct and diverse artwork created by 14 outstanding artists from across the country win top awards at the 6th annual BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition

TORONTO, AUG. 14, 2008 – BMO Financial Group today announced one national and 13 regional winners of the only national graduating artist competition in Canada, the BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition.

by NationTalk on August 14, 20082301 Views

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The Canadian CED Network’s Policy Council is looking for new members!

Aug 13, 2008

CCEDNet’s National Policy Council is made up of CED practitioners from across the country who work to raise the profile of CED with federal, provincial and municipal governments. The Policy Council is looking for several new members to join in the work of advancing a CED policy agenda throughout Canada.

by NationTalk on August 14, 2008804 Views

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Announcing Bursary Recipients – SFU Certificate Program for CED Professionals

August 12, 2008

On behalf of the Canadian CED Network, Coast Capital Savings and the Vancity Community Foundation it is with great pleasure that we introduce the recipients of the 2008 Bursaries for the SFU Certificate Program for CED Professionals.

All of the applicants have our sincere thanks and respect for the work they do, re-localizing and democratizing BC’s economy, one community at a time.

by NationTalk on August 14, 2008899 Views

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Langara College announces New Board Members

VANCOUVER, Aug. 13 – David Chiang, Chair of the Langara College Board of Governors, is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been appointed to the College Board by the Lieutenant Governor in Council effective July 31, 2008.

by NationTalk on August 13, 20081154 Views

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Writing It Downtown: A Word and Heart Primer

Before he taught a creative writing workshop in the Downtown Eastside, John Mavin admits he was a little scared of the neighbourhood.

“My experience with the Downtown Eastside before this was driving through that part of town and never getting out of my car,” he says. “But spending time and meeting people there, I got way more comfortable with the area.”

by NationTalk on August 13, 2008811 Views

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Northern College Set To Expand

News Release
August 13, 2008

McGuinty Government Helps More Students Train For High-Demand Skilled Trades and Technology Jobs

Ontario is helping Northern College expand so more Northern and Aboriginal students can train for high-demand jobs in skilled trades and technology.

by NationTalk on August 13, 2008730 Views

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Graduate Work in Aboriginal Languages New Option at York U

TORONTO, August 13, 2008 — Many of the 50 Aboriginal languages spoken in Canada may be included in graduate work at York University as it becomes the first postsecondary institution in Canada to officially sanction graduate thesis work in languages other than English and French.

by NationTalk on August 13, 20081593 Views

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Winnipeg Blueprint for the Future

Wednesday January 14th, 2009
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Convention Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba

For more information or to download an application form please visit www.naaf.ca
or contact Ken Montour Tel: 416-987-0258 Toll-free: 1-800-329-9780 ext 258 Fax: 519-445-0067 Email: kmontour @ naaf.ca (no spaces)

by NationTalk on August 13, 2008924 Views

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Vancouver Island University announces New Board Members

The Vancouver Island University (VIU) Board of Governors is saying goodbye to two longtime members with the retirement of Don Hubbard and Hans Brennert, who have both served on the VIU Board for the past six years.

by NationTalk on August 12, 20081016 Views

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MNA Creates $375,000 Endowment Fund at NorQuest College; Largest Endowment in College’s History

News Release
August 12, 2008

EDMONTON – The Métis Nation of Alberta Métis Education Foundation announced today a donation of $375,000 toward the creation of the Métis Student Awards endowment fund at NorQuest College. The gift will also generate an additional $375,000 in matching funds from the Alberta Government Access to the Future Fund bringing the total value of the Métis Student Awards endowment to $750,000.

by NationTalk on August 12, 2008835 Views

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On Top, Down Under

(AHRC — August 11, 2008)

The Aboriginal Human Resource Council is crossing oceans to share knowledge with our Australian partners.

Global diversity, for all the pressures it brings, has helped shine a spotlight on Indigenous issues across continents. Though oceans separate us, the challenges of reversing the history of Aboriginal exclusion are as urgent in Australia as they are in Canada.

by NationTalk on August 12, 2008748 Views

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Congress to Present Key Programs to Improve Indigenous Employment in Australia

Monday 4 August
MEDIA RELEASE

An inaugural congress, to be held in Cairns next week, will build on recent pledges made by Fortescue Metals boss Andrew Forrest, indigenous leader Noel Pearson and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, for industry, governments and communities to work together to improve the employment of Indigenous Australians.

by NationTalk on August 12, 2008790 Views

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New Degree Anticipates Healthcare Needs

By Catherine Loiacono

A unified interdisciplinary approach to solving population and public health issues is central to the new Master of Public Health (MPH) program offered this fall at UBC.

UBC is offering the MPH degree through the newly launched School of Population and Public Health.

by NationTalk on August 11, 20081616 Views

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The 2008 Canada Post Community Literacy Award Finalists

Alberta

Individual Achievement – English

Erica Richards, Edmonton
Erica’s formal education ended after kindergarten, and some people thought she was not capable of learning. She disagreed, and so did Project Adult Literacy. With courage and determination, Erica has made great strides in improving her literacy and life skills. She is starting to “find herself” and she keeps a journal to deal with severe abuse in her past.

by NationTalk on August 9, 20081356 Views

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EDUCATION: Researchers to Advance Understanding of Aboriginal Students, Inclusiveness in Education

(AlbertaIndex, August 7, Thursday) — Two scholars will each receive the $10,000 Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism scholarship enabling them to undertake research to assist teachers working with diverse student populations.

by NationTalk on August 8, 20081587 Views

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“From Dog teams to the Internet: Resiliency and Change” – A one day Inuit awareness course

Sunburst Consulting is proud to present:
“From Dog teams to the Internet:
Resiliency and Change”
A one day Inuit awareness course

This course is a comprehensive introduction on the Inuit in Canada. This one day course is designed to bridge cultural differences and facilitate awareness and a deeper understanding about Inuit in Canada.

by NationTalk on August 7, 2008750 Views

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Province Supports Summer Literacy Camps in Nass Valley

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008EDUC0097-001216
Aug. 6, 2008

Ministry of Education
Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

NEW AIYANSH – The Province will provide $35,000 to Frontier College to operate two summer reading camps in the Nisga’a communities of New Aiyansh and Laxgalts’ap, Minister of Education Shirley Bond announced today.

by NationTalk on August 7, 2008653 Views

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Library and Archives Canada and the TD Summer Reading Club Announce Winners of a New Award for Libraries Across Canada

To : Assignment Editors, Editors

MONTREAL, QUEBEC –(Aug. 5, 2008) – Library and Archives Canada and the TD Summer Reading Club are pleased to announce the winners of a new award to recognize Canadian libraries that participate in the TD Summer reading Club and have made a special effort to promote reading and literacy among young people.

by NationTalk on August 5, 2008820 Views

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Order of Prince Edward Island Recipients Announced

Tuesday, August 5, 2008
For immediate release

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI

The 2008 recipients of the Order of Prince Edward Island were announced today by the Chancellor of the Order, the Honourable Barbara A. Hagerman, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island and Mr. Maitland MacIsaac, Chair of the Order of Prince Edward Island Advisory Council.

by NationTalk on August 5, 20081043 Views

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Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) Announces 2008 Award Winners

Best High School News Story: “Legislators Want English as Official Language”
Rebekka Schlichting (Kickapoo Nation School)

Best College Feature: “Damming Tradition”
Terria Smith (Humboldt State University)

Best College News Story: “Crackdown on False Alarms Pays Off”
Nancy Kelsey (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

by NationTalk on August 5, 20081460 Views

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Alberta Researchers Receive $10,000 for Studies to Benefit Students

News Release
ALBERTA
Creating Opportunity
August 1, 2008

Scholarships contribute to the advancement of human rights and multiculturalism

Edmonton… A University of Calgary PhD student and a University of Alberta master’s student will each receive the $10,000 Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism scholarship enabling them to undertake research to assist teachers working with diverse student populations.

by NationTalk on August 5, 2008754 Views

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YAS Gets Big Donation and Reduces Some of its Tuition Fees

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Young Athlete Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Non-Profit Volunteer-Driven Charity No. 212 656

URGENT PRESS RELEASE
Please Release Immediately, Thanks

Weekly sessions of the YAS Summer Basketball School are being held in Saskatoon and Regina throughout July and August.

by NationTalk on August 5, 2008647 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Archerwill Metis Local #58

Archerwill, Saskatchewan –(Aug. 5, 2008) – Aboriginal young people in Archerwill will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, workshops, and tutorials, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Garry Breitkreuz, Member of Parliament (Yorkton-Melville), on behalf of the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced funding for Archerwill Metis Local #58.

by NationTalk on August 5, 2008758 Views

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