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Media Advisory – First Nations University of Canada to Host BDC’s National Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition in 2008

MONTREAL, Sept. 14 – The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and First Nations University of Canada will announce the details of a unique, national Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition which will be held at First Nations University of Canada in May, 2008.

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Note to Editors: For media not able to attend the news conference, Mr. Neapew and Mr. Pratt will be available for telephone interviews following the news conference.

For further information: Tina Pelletier, Communications Officer, First Nations University of Canada, (306) 790-5950 x 2600; Denise Arab, Director of Communications, BDC, (514) 283-3054

by NationTalk on September 14, 2007754 Views

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Aboriginal Interns Welcomed Into BC Public Service

INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2007ARR0019-001119
Sept. 13, 2007

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
BC Public Service Agency

VICTORIA – The Province welcomed 15 Aboriginal youth to their new roles in the BC Public Service as part of the Aboriginal Youth Internship Program, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong and Community Services Minister Ida Chong announced today.

The program was first announced on May 28, 2007 by Ministers de Jong and Chong. The program fulfils a commitment identified in the 2006 speech from the throne in the creation and implementation of the Aboriginal Youth Internship Program.

by NationTalk on September 13, 20072906 Views

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CANCELLED: Speaker Series Presentation by National Chief Phil Fontaine

Date: September 18, 2007
Time:
For more Information Contact:
Heather Scott
343-8177
commun@lakeheadu.ca
Information:

Regretfully, National Chief Phil Fontaine has had to cancel his Speaker Series presentation at Lakehead University on Tuesday, September 18. A rain date is being discussed, and the University community will be notified once a date is confirmed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and thank you for your understanding. Please call Heather Scott in the Office of Communications if you have any questions. Heather can be reached at 343-8177.

by NationTalk on September 13, 2007702 Views

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Saskatchewan Learning Announces New Youth Career Development Action Plan

News Release – September 13, 2007

A new provincial youth Career Development Action Plan was announced this morning at E. D. Feehan Catholic High School in Saskatoon.

“Today’s students will face increasing challenges in managing their lives and careers,” Learning Minister Deb Higgins said. “At one time we focused on having one career but those days are gone. Saskatchewan’s youth can expect to change occupations and career sectors numerous times over their lifetime. Students and their families need to be more informed about what their career paths might involve and that is why we are placing such a strong emphasis on youth career development.”

by NationTalk on September 13, 20071003 Views

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Keyano College Star Athlete selected as National Aboriginal Role Model

September 11, 2007

He is a star-athlete, a volunteer and now a national award winner – Alwyn Piche does it all. Piche, 20, who is a second-year student in the Transition Program at Keyano College, was one of the 12 young people selected as National Aboriginal Role Models by the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) this summer in Ottawa.

“I was honoured. It was a huge thing for me, my community, my family and friends,” Piche said.

by NationTalk on September 12, 2007851 Views

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‘Sisters In Spirit’ Seeks End To Violence

posted: September 11, 2007

Young Canadian Aboriginal women are five times more likely than other women to die as a result of violence, according to government statistics.

Georgian College students are promoting awareness of violence against Aboriginal women in a ‘Sisters in Spirit’ gathering and candlelight vigil at the Barrie Campus on Oct. 4, 6 to 9 p.m., in Alumni Hall. A variety of exhibitors will build upon the focus of preventing family violence and community healing.

“We’re empowering women to help stop the violence,” explains Debra Waylen, a student organizer from the Niwijiagan (peer mentor) program. “Violence knows no age barrier. Everyone is welcome; women, men, young, old, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal.”

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071067 Views

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ICT and NationTalk Partner to Bring Working Effectively With Aboriginal Peoples Workshop to Alberta

A popular and well regarded workshop is making its way to Alberta starting with Edmonton on October 19th, 2007. The workshop Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples is designed to help bridge the gaps in understanding between Aboriginal Peoples and non-Aboriginal Peoples looking for ways to work together effectively towards common interests.

This classic Aboriginal cross cultural awareness training program has been field tested with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Peoples a like and is designed to help individuals and organizations work more effectively with Aboriginal Peoples by getting beyond Aboriginal awareness to practical skills and tools that can be applied everywhere.

by NationTalk on September 12, 2007890 Views

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Funding Available NOW for Qualified Individuals

Students participating in programs of higher learning that prepare them for work in Health and Health-related fields may now apply for assistance through the MHHRI. Awards may be used to subsidize students in health programs, including short-term training, certificate and diploma programs, degrees, and graduate studies. Policies and criteria for approval are now being finalized, but interested students should not hesitate to complete an application form immediately and forward it to either their local MHRDA Program Coordinator, or to the new MHHRI Coordinator, Laurel Batterham, who will be based in New Westminster.
For More Information please contact Laurel Batterham – Metis Health Human Resource Coordinator at (778) 988.9181 or lbatterham@mnbc.ca

>>View Application Form (PDF)

by NationTalk on September 11, 2007704 Views

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Three wishes? How about 112 wishes granted?

S’Cool Life Fund gives $377,009 to further enrich elementary students’ experience with extracurricular projects, programs and activities

Note to editors: for a list of school recipients in your province or territory, please contact us at 416-203-6666 or visit
www.scoollifefund.ca

VANCOUVER, Sept. 10 – Imagine what school would have been like without sports programs, music classes or drama clubs to look forward to when you were growing up. S’Cool Life Fund strongly believes in the importance of programs like these to enhance the school life experience and make learning more fun. Across the country, the charitable organization is awarding grants to 112 elementary schools to fund programs and activities that extend learning beyond the classroom and help students achieve their DREAMS – Drama, Recreation, Extracurricular, Arts, Music, Sports.

by NationTalk on September 11, 2007800 Views

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Three Award-Winning Visiting Professors Join the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Including Its First Expert in Media and Indigenous Peoples

“The appointment of three award-winning visiting professors to the UBC School of Journalism will strengthen student knowledge in three key areas of reporting,” Acting Director and Associate Professor Mary Lynn Young said today.

Duncan McCue, an award-winning CBC-TV journalist on The National, has been appointed the first Visiting Professor in Media and Indigenous Peoples at the School of Journalism. This position was created in cooperation with the UBC First Nations Studies Program.

McCue, who is Ojibwa from the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario, covers Aboriginal issues for the CBC and recently received the first Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award (BC region) from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. McCue also has a law degree from UBC, and was called to the Bar in 1998. He will be teaching students about the relationship between media and Indigenous peoples in BC, as well as participating in lectures at the First Nations House of Learning.

“The School has a broad interest in how the media represent diversity, and how to encourage best practices among students and working journalists,” said Assoc. Prof Young. “The School is particularly interested in representations of First Nations peoples and issues, as it is one of the communities for whom this is an important and long-standing area of concern”.

by NationTalk on September 11, 2007837 Views

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Celebrate Aboriginal Culture, Sept. 22

Monday September 10, 2007

Queen’s first-annual educational pow wow, Engaging the Community, takes place Saturday, Sept. 22 at noon on Agnes Benidickson Field.

More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the pow wow, which will bring together traditional dancers, drummers and singers, and food, craft and service vendors to celebrate the richness of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples’ cultural practices and traditions.

Hosted by the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, the event will also feature children’s activities, including singing, drumming, theatre, literacy and dance and children’s crafts.

For more information, contact the student centre at 146 Barrie St., 613-533- 6970, email 4direct@queensu.ca or visit www.queensu.ca/dsao/4dasc

by NationTalk on September 11, 2007751 Views

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Prince Of Wales Scholarships Awarded

News Release – September 10, 2007

Ten community school students are recipients of the sixth annual Prince of Wales Scholarships worth $500 each.

“The Prince of Wales Scholarships reflect the special interest of His Royal Highness in youth and education,” Learning Minister Deb Higgins said. “These students should be proud to be recognized for their demonstrated leadership and their active participation in both school and community. Our government is pleased to present the scholarships; it will help young people build an even stronger future here in Saskatchewan.”

by NationTalk on September 10, 2007824 Views

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Sioux Lookout Welcomes Four NOSM Medical Students

MEDIA RELEASE
LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY, LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
September 5, 2007

For Immediate Release – Wednesday, September 5, 2007
This week, four third-year medical students of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) are beginning their Comprehensive Community Clerkships (CCC) in the community of Sioux Lookout.

Jessica Moretti, Lise Mozzon, Elaine St. John, and Tracy Michano-Stewart will be learning in the community’s principal health-care facility, the Sioux Lookout Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre.

An affiliation agreement between NOSM and Meno-Ya-Win has been signed, solidifying a partnership between the two institutions and allowing NOSM medical students to gain valuable hands-on practical experience in the community.

by NationTalk on September 9, 2007966 Views

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De Beers Canada and Yellowknives Dene First Nation Announce Scholarship Recipients

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For Immediate Release

Yellowknife (Aug. 27, 2007) – De Beers Canada Inc. and the Yellowknives Dene First Nation are proud to announce the recipients of scholarships for 2007. The eight scholarship recipients are Angela Charlo, Sarah Erasmus, Catherine Gillis, Sheryl Hardisty-Liske, Laurie-Ann Lines, Rebecca Plotner, Vanessa L. Sangris, and Charlene Sundberg.

Administered jointly by De Beers Canada Inc. and the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and now in its second year, the scholarship program encourages completion of high school, assists in the costs of pursuing post secondary education and enables adults to return to school to finish their General Education Diploma.

by NationTalk on September 8, 20072173 Views

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Canada’s Government and the Government of Alberta Sign Agreement with Peace Country Health to Increase Aboriginal Employment and Economic Opportunities

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GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB (September 7, 2007) – Canada’s New Government, the Government of Alberta and Peace Country Health Region (PCH) today signed a partnership agreement to promote career and employment opportunities for Aboriginal people in the area of health care.

“Today Canada’s New Government is signing yet another Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative agreement that will result in Aboriginal people developing key skills and finding lasting employment,” said Rob Merrifield, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians. “There is now a growing list of forward thinking employers committed to recruiting Aboriginal people as employees, and we are proud to be working with Peace Country Health and the Alberta Government in this partnership.”

by NationTalk on September 8, 2007827 Views

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Ontario Funds Youth Entrepreneurial Experience Project – #950177

News Release
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
September 05, 2007 – 238

Program Will Require Students To Develop And Launch A Business Idea

SUDBURY – Aboriginal students can now participate in a pilot educational program focused on providing entrepreneurial experience, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

“With its emphasis on practical experience with mentors who are successful business professionals, this program holds much promise for young, aspiring entrepreneurs from remote First Nations,” said Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro. “Moreover, the program will be delivered in an environment in which students are encouraged to develop a strong sense of identity in the distinct language, culture and traditions of Aboriginal people.”

by NationTalk on September 6, 2007795 Views

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Ontario Supports Development Of Aboriginal Training Centre – #955042

News Release
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
September 05, 2007 – 237

New Facility Would Help Prepare Young People For Forestry Sector Jobs

SUDBURY – The McGuinty government is promoting career development among Aboriginal youth in Northwestern Ontario by investing in a training centre at Pikangikum First Nation, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

“Our government is committed to fostering new economic development opportunities in small communities across Northern Ontario,” said Bartolucci, who also chairs the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). “This NOHFC investment will help the Pikangikum First Nation pursue partnerships that would support the establishment of a new forestry training facility for young people in the region.”

by NationTalk on September 5, 2007773 Views

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Government Congratulates Aroland First Nation On New School Opening

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AROLAND FIRST NATION, ONTARIO (September 5, 2007) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today congratulated the Aroland First Nation on the opening of the Johnny Therriault School.

“Canada’s New Government believes that First Nations youth deserve the best possible facilities in which to learn and thrive,” said Minister Strahl. “We are proud to ensure First Nation youth can attend healthy and safe schools that measure up to standards in other parts of the country.”

by NationTalk on September 5, 2007912 Views

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Canada’s Well-being Relies on Improved Literacy Skills: TD Bank

Raising literacy levels is a national imperative: Frank McKenna

TORONTO, Sept. 5 – Canada must redouble efforts to address its literacy challenge given the evolving structure of the global economy, according to a report published today by TD Bank Financial Group.
(http://www.td.com/community/literacy_matters_report.jsp)

The report counters the prevailing view that Canada is largely a literate nation, citing that many individuals lack the adequate literacy skills to fully participate in the economy and civil society. Moreover, this challenge is concentrated in specific regions and among various populations, which can accentuate and entrench economic disparity.

by NationTalk on September 5, 2007966 Views

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13th Annual Provincial Conference on Aboriginal Education – Final Call for Workshop Proposals

13th Annual Provincial Conference on Aboriginal Education – Aboriginal Perspectives in Teaching & Learning Nov. 22-24, 2007, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC

One of Canada’s largest annual Aboriginal education conferences will host several hundred educators to learn and share about integrating Aboriginal perspectives in a variety of grade levels.

>Final Call for Workshop Proposals – Deadline September 10, 2007
Registration Information for participants will be available September 14, 2007.

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Marathon – Awareness-building Campaign on First Nations Education

Marathon
September 19, 2007
Ottawa

As you are already aware, the FNEC has held a number of activities in recent weeks intended to make the population aware of the issues that are facing us.

Firstly, the FNEC is intending to hold a 3km. marathon in Ottawa on September 19, 2007. We are currently looking for willing participants. The marathon, which will take approximately one hour, will finish on Parliament Hill. We would like communities who wish to sign up to do so for at least 10 runners aged between 7 and 25. The FNEC will pay a fixed amount of $500 to each community for transportation, meals and accommodation where necessary. A short plan to help you get fit will be given to each participant at a videoconference explaining in detail how the day will be organized.

by NationTalk on September 5, 2007774 Views

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OFNYPC Request for Proposals Hosting of the 5th Annual Youth Symposium Environment

September 4, 2007
Press Release
For Immediate Release:

The Ontario First Nations Young Peoples Council (OFNYPC) is mandated to host an annual youth symposium and is an excellent opportunity for youth to network and learn from one another regarding issues they face. The theme for the 2007 Youth Symposium will focus on the Environment.

Interested First Nations youth groups in Nishnawbe Aski Nation are encouraged to submit a written proposal to bid for hosting the 5th Annual Youth Symposium. In an effort to assist with bid submissions, the attached background information on OFNYPC and its past symposiums is attached for further review.

>>Ontario First Nations Young People’s Council (OFNYPC) Request for Proposals

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Get Your Students Thinking About Environmental Careers!

The annual Aboriginal EnviroCareers Calendar Contest is a great way to introduce the environment and its many opportunities to your students.

After researching and exploring the environmental field, students can depict a career of their choice in a way that is creative and fun.

Open to grades 7-12, Aboriginal students have until November 16, 2007 to submit their artwork for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. What’s more¾all winning entries will be featured in the 2008 calendar and distributed across Canada.

To download an entry form, read contest guidelines, or to view past winning artwork, click here to sign up.

If you would like to receive an educator calendar contest package contact Jordana Soderman at info@beahr.com or call (403) 233-0748.

Environmental Educator Resources

Get started with the Aboriginal EnviroCareers website. This online resource includes lesson plans, videos, career profiles, and more. Visit www.beahr.com/aec to learn how you can engage Aboriginal youth in learning about the environment.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2007787 Views

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Advanced Education – Facts And Figures 2007

INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2007AE0055-001075
Sept. 4, 2007

Ministry of Advanced Education

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s public post-secondary education system is preparing students to take their place in the province’s knowledge economy. Here are some of the numbers showing the extent of higher learning in the province, as students return this fall:

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· About 433,000 – the number of students enrolled in public post-secondary institutions in B.C. in 2006-07. This is the highest number ever and is up 8,000 from 2005-06 – an increase of 3,000 at B.C. universities, and 5,000 at colleges, university colleges and institutes. It includes part-time, full-time and continuing education students, as well as apprentices.

· More than 17,250 – the preliminary number of public post-secondary students who identified themselves as Aboriginal in 2006-07 – an increase of 16 per cent since 2002-03.

· 10,558 – the number of international students who came to B.C. in the third quarter of 2006, an increase of 11.4 per cent from the same time period the previous year.

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Confederation College Enhances Advanced Technology For Learning Project – #950227

News Release
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
September 04, 2007 – 231

Northwestern Students Benefit From Provincial Boost to Broadband Capacity

SUDBURY – Confederation College is taking advantage of the McGuinty government’s investments in broadband infrastructure to enhance learning opportunities across northwestern Ontario, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

“Confederation will build on the North’s expanded broadband capacity to improve access to college resources wherever there is an Internet connection,” said Thunder Bay-Superior North MPP Michael Gravelle. “The college’s Advanced Technology for Learning Project will bring library, faculty and student support resources directly — and on demand — to northwestern communities.”

by NationTalk on September 4, 2007871 Views

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Essential Skills for Aboriginal Futures Announces Employment Agreement with Canada Safeway

The MNBC together with the Aboriginal Community Careers Services Society (ACCESS), through its Essential Skills for Aboriginal Futures (ESAF) program, signed of a Memorandum of Understanding with Canada Safeway Limited. The official signing ceremony and reception will took place on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at the New Westminster offices of MNBC Employment & Training.

In a collaborative effort with its employer partners, ESAF connects eligible applicants to entry-level employment opportunities. The ESAF program is an innovative approach that is focused on specific skill development related to the job. The vision is to deliver an innovative Essential Skills program to the Aboriginal Community through employer partnerships and customized training that supports employment success and retention.

>>View Slideshow and Full Details
>>View Memorandum of Understanding(PDF)

by NationTalk on August 31, 2007833 Views

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Government Helps People in Labrador Find Work

August 30, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HAPPY VALLEY–GOOSE BAY, Newfoundland and Labrador— The Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Minister responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador, and Member of Parliament for St. John’s South–Mount Pearl, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced that Canada’s New Government will invest nearly $700,000 in funding for five projects to help individuals in Labrador find work.

“Canada ’s New Government is investing in projects that will help young people and adults in the Happy Valley–Goose Bay, Labrador City , and Forteau regions prepare for the workforce,” said Minister Hearn. “These projects will also allow them to contribute to their communities and help build a more productive local economy.”

by NationTalk on August 31, 2007911 Views

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NOSM Welcomes Third Intake of 56 Medical Students

MEDIA RELEASE
LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY, LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
August 27, 2007

For Immediate Release – Monday, August 27, 2007
Today officially marks the first day of school for 56 new students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), following a whirlwind orientation week of exposure to the diversity and vitality of Northern Ontario.

During their unique orientation, the School’s third intake of students traveled, participated in working sessions, met physicians and community leaders, and became acquainted with their new life as a medical student. Following introductory sessions at their home campuses at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Laurentian University in Sudbury, the students gathered at Laurentian, where they embarked on a week-long bus excursion to Thunder Bay.

by NationTalk on August 30, 2007787 Views

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Edmonton Public Library and Centre for Family Literacy Announce New Partnership In Support of Literacy

Media Release
August 29, 2007

On Wednesday, September 5, 2007, the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) and the Centre for Family Literacy (CFL) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding that formalizes the partnership between the two organizations. The partnership is intended to strengthen ties between the two organizations and increase literacy for children and families in Edmonton.

“We are delighted to be able to formalize our relationship with the Centre for Family Literacy,” says Linda C. Cook, EPL’s Director of Libraries. “We have worked together for many years on family literacy initiatives such as the Rhymes that Bind and Books for Babies programs, and this partnership will allow us to develop new services and share resources in support of literacy.”

by NationTalk on August 30, 2007837 Views

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Grand Opening of Constance Lake Holistic Education Centre Scheduled for September 29th and 30th, 2005

Dear Guests:
Thank you for choosing to share our Grand Opening celebration with us. Below is some useful information that may of assistance to you during your stay with us. If you should have any questions or require clarification please feel free to contact Michelle Frost at: 705-463-1199.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Michelle Frost :705-463-1199 / frostm@clfn.on.c or lorwes@clfn.on.ca

Hotel Accommodation: Rooms have been blocked off at the Companion Hotel in Hearst under Michelle Frost, Constance Lake Education Authority. You may contact them directly at: 705-463-4304 to make a reservation.

CONSTANCE LAKE EDUCATION AUTHORITY DELEGATION:

Elder, Cree Language Consultant/Teacher, Angela Moore
Elder James Sutherland
Stella Etherington, Executive Director of Education
Susan Sutherland, Administration Director of Education
Arthur Moore, Chief Constance Lake First Nation
Maureen Martin, Principal
Leo Grzela, Vice Principal
Ronald Martin, Constance Lake Education Authority Chairperson
Stan Wesley, Master of Ceremonies

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Province Proclaims September Literacy Month, Promotes Awareness of International Literacy Day

News Release – Manitoba
August 30, 2007

Advanced Education and Literacy Minister Diane McGifford is proclaiming September 2007 the second annual literacy month in Manitoba to raise literacy awareness and is inviting families, communities and workplaces to recognize International Literacy Day on Sept. 8.

“Our government recognizes the impact strong literacy and numeracy skills have on all aspects of people’s lives are drivers for community development,” McGifford said.

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Community Spirit oosts Aboriginal Students’ Centre

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 1:15 PM

A cultural, spiritual and academic centre for Aboriginal students currently under construction at the University of Manitoba received a philanthropic boost from South Beach Casino on August 29.

The casino presented a $50,000 cheque to university president and vice-chancellor Emőke Szathmáry as part of its Community Spirit Fund, which supports educational, cultural, recreational and other projects of importance to the local community.

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The University of Saskatchewan Library, the Office of the President and the Aboriginal Students’ Centre cordially invite You to a “Party with the iPortal”

Join in the celebration of the Success of the Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal), an Online Research Tool (available at http://iportal.usask.ca) consisting of more than 6000 full-text resources specific to Indigenous Studies.

Thursday August 30, 2007
Quance Theatre, Education Building

Program:
10:30 am: Opening Ceremony with Elders Walter and Maria Linklater, as well as Drummers
10:35 am: Presentation by Deborah Lee, iPortal Team Leader
11:30 am: Wrap up with Drummers

Refreshments to follow in the Education Student Lounge

Please RSVP acceptances only to Jacque McLeod at 966-5927or email Jacque.McLeod@usask.ca

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Art of Living Foundation: Global Leadership Training for First Nation Youth

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Aug. 29, 2007) – The first Canadian YLTP (Youth Leadership Training Program) from the Art of Living Foundation was launched in St. Theresa Point First Nation, Manitoba. Eleven youth from the isolated Island Lake community participated in the intensive and experience-rich program from August 9-19, 2007.

As part of an on-going commitment to work with youth leaders and other member of the community of St. Theresa Point, the Art of Living Foundation has partnered with the Ministry of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs and Four Arrows Regional Health Authority for this YLTP. YLTP integrates physical yoga practices, meditation, breathing techniques and leadership skills for a holistic long-term approach to community development.

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Canada’s New Government Announces $1 million to support Aboriginal Nursing Program at the University of Lethbridge

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2007-109
August 28, 2007
For immediate release

Canada’s New Government Announces $1 million to support Aboriginal Nursing Program at the University of Lethbridge

Standoff, Alberta – Today, Rick Casson, Member of Parliament for Lethbridge, on behalf of Federal Minister of Health, the Honourable Tony Clement, announced $1 million over three years under the Aboriginal Health Human Resources Initiative to help increase the number of Aboriginal nurses working in Canada’s health care system, particularly in First Nations communities.

“Canada’s New Government understands the importance of ensuring that there are enough health care workers in Canada who can provide communities with the best health care possible,” said Mr. Casson. “That’s why we’re introducing new programs like the Aboriginal Health Human Resources Initiative, which will focus on recruiting and retaining Aboriginal nurses to First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.”

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Media Advisory: Health Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Aug. 27, 2007) – Rick Casson, MP for Lethbridge, will announce Government of Canada funding for Aboriginal Nursing Students.

Date Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Time 10:00 a.m. MDT
Location Great Hall Blood Tribe Health Department Standoff, Alberta

For more information, please contact

Media Inquiries:
Health Canada, Alberta Region
Suzanne Sauve-Hiron, Regional Communications Officer
780-495-2304
780-717-4828

by NationTalk on August 28, 2007769 Views

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Tantoo Cardinal to Attend NSI New Voices Grad

Media Release
August 23, 2007

NSI New Voices grads to be inspired by Aboriginal actress Tantoo Cardinal

Winnipeg – A select group of 12 young adults from Winnipeg, Dawson City and Siksika Nation in Alberta will graduate from the NSI New Voices program on Tuesday August 28th, after having completed 14 weeks of intensive film and TV training and internship. The full-time program run by the National Screen Institute – Canada connects young Canadian Aboriginal adults with industry professionals through skills development training and an eight week work placement.

by NationTalk on August 24, 2007990 Views

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Minister Dent Thanks Tlicho Government

YELLOWKNIFE (August 22, 2007) – The Honourable Charles Dent, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment wishes to thank the Tlicho Government for its important role in supporting the addition being made to the Jean Wetrade School in Gameti.

The Jean Wetrade School expansion would not have been made possible without the partnership and collaboration of the Tlicho Government, and the Government of the Northwest Territories. It was through the Tlicho Government that the shared funding from the Tlicho communities and Tlicho Construction Ltd. was made available.

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Ministers Welcome Another 100 First-year Students Into University Of Manitoba’s Faculty Of Medicine

August 22, 2007

For a second consecutive year, Health Minister Theresa Oswald today welcomed one of the largest classes to enter the University of Manitoba’s faculty of medicine. At this morning’s annual inaugural exercises at the university, Oswald congratulated 100 first-year students on entering the profession of medicine as they accepted their official white coats.

“Over the next few years you will be exhilarated and challenged, exhausted and inspired, but during all of these emotions, please know you already have the gratitude of the Manitobans who may someday be your patients,” said Oswald.

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Indigenous Corporate Training and NationTalk Partner to Bring Working Effectively With Aboriginal Peoples Workshops to Ontario

A popular and well regarded workshop is making its way to Ontario starting with Toronto on September 20th, 2007. The workshop Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples is designed to help bridge the gaps in understanding between Aboriginal Peoples and non-Aboriginal Peoples looking for ways to work together effectively towards common interests.

This classic Aboriginal cross cultural awareness training program has been field tested with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Peoples a like and is designed to help individuals and organizations work more effectively with Aboriginal Peoples by getting beyond Aboriginal awareness to practical skills and tools that can be applied everywhere.

by NationTalk on August 22, 2007891 Views

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Katimajiit And The Teachers Of Northern Quebec – NQTA, A CSQ-affiliated Union, Demands The Creation Of A School Calendar Adapted To The Needs Of Nunavik

MONTREAL, Aug. 21 – At the Katimajiit meeting to be held in Kuujjuaq Thursday and Friday, August 23 and 24, the Northern Québec Teaching Association, an affiliate of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ), will take the opportunity to urge the creation of a school calendar adapted to the reality of Nunavik youth.

The president of NQTA, Mr Patrick D’Astous, who will be attending the meeting, plans to meet with Kativik School Board (KSB) administration to study changes to the present school calendar to better take into account the reality of life in Inuit communities.

by NationTalk on August 22, 2007787 Views

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Yukon College and UNBC sign MOU to Expand Educational Opportunties

August 21, 2007

The presidents of Yukon College and the University of Northern British Columbia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing both institutions to working together to enhance educational and research opportunities in the North.

The MoU covers eleven areas of activity, including transferability of course credit, program delivery, research, faculty/student exchanges, Continuing Studies, student awards, distance education, First Nations and Aboriginal programming, and governance. The signing concluded a full day of meetings between administrators and faculty from both schools.

by NationTalk on August 22, 2007881 Views

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New Book on Aboriginal Nursing

There is a new book on Aboriginal nursing entitled, Twice As Good: A History of Aboriginal Nurses by Mary Jane McCallum, which is mentioned in the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (A.N.A.C.) website. It is an examination of the history of Aboriginal nurses that has four main periods of nursing education and employment: 1900-1945; 1945-1969, 1969-1989 and 1989-2006. This book,

“…argues that over the last century, Aboriginal nurses have stood at various intersections: political goals for self-determination and an ideology which equates higher education with integration; membership with and certification by provincial and federal nursing authorities and accountability to Aboriginal people and communities; practices which engage with and appeal to both or either “Western” or “Traditional” healing knowledge. ”
This book can be ordered from A.N.A.C. Publications.

by NationTalk on August 22, 2007934 Views

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Deputy Grand Chief Ashley Iserhoff’s Speaks at Graduation

Posted: 2007-08-20

Today is a day you might have thought would never come, and one you will never forget. Today is a day full of accomplishment and full of promise for your “yet to be’s”. Today is graduation day.

Graduation is, above all, a time for reflection and decision-making. Today, like a builder, you are laying a foundation for your future. Both of you will build a different life. You have dreams and ambitions. I encourage you to reach beyond what you have already achieved here today, and reach for your own personal best.

by NationTalk on August 21, 2007976 Views

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Métis Youth Global Adventure

In the summer of 2008, 10 Métis youth aged 18-29 from across the province will have the opportunity to take part in a 14-day trip to Ecuador, to do community service in an Indigenous community. This project is being offered through a partnership with the Métis Nation of Ontario Training Initiatives and Canada World Youth’s Global Learner Program.

Youth are responsible for fundraising the cost of the trip (approx. $2500-$3000 per person). The MNO will assist with fundraising efforts and ideas.

by NationTalk on August 21, 2007913 Views

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Seven Constables Join The Ranks Of The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service

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Seven Constables join the ranks of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service in a ceremony at the Valhalla Inn on August 13, 2007. Grand Chief Stan Beardy of the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation opened the gathering with a prayer and remarks of encouragement and welcome for the newest recruits and their families. The Grand Chief lead the official party that included representatives from the City of Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police.

by NationTalk on August 21, 20071627 Views

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APTN Announces Training Initiative For The Production Of Music Videos By Aboriginal Artists

Monday, 20 August 2007

Behind the Scenes is a new Aboriginal Peoples Television Network training initiative for emerging television/film professionals. APTN will provide an assistant producer, assistant director, post production assistant and a 1st AD with professional support and training to help develop, write, direct, produce and edit five music videos.

APTN Behind the Scenes will present the successful applicants the opportunity to experiment in a five-minute music video format. This initiative will provide APTN the opportunity to identify existing and new Aboriginal talent and add to the cultural landscape of the Canadian television and music industry.

by NationTalk on August 21, 2007829 Views

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Youth Employment Partnership Benefits Environment And Helps Fight Climate Change

August 20, 2007

Ontario Stewardship Ranger Program Provides Resource Management Experience

TORONTO — A partnership between the Ontario Stewardship Ranger program and a non-profit environmental organization is creating a healthier environment, fighting effects of climate change and providing young people with valuable work experience, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay said today.

“By sponsoring four Ontario Stewardship Ranger teams this summer, the Trees Ontario Foundation is giving young people an opportunity to make a positive difference to our natural environment as part of their summer jobs,” said Ramsay. “Through this and other provincial youth employment programs, Ontario is investing in a better future for our young people and providing them with skills and training to last a lifetime.”

by NationTalk on August 20, 2007752 Views

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Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Encourages Post-secondary Students

News Release – August 16, 2007

The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation (SGC) is rewarding the achievements of 15 Saskatchewan students with $13,000 in post-secondary scholarships, including a $2,500 Community Leadership Award.

Each year, SGC, which operates Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw, provides scholarships to encourage students to pursue full-time post-secondary education. Students demonstrating commitments to balancing education, family, work and being active in the community were rewarded for their excellence this year.

by NationTalk on August 17, 2007842 Views

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2007 Speaker Series: Phil Fontaine, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

Date: September 18, 2007
Time: 6:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Where: Agora
Price: Free of charge

Information:

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to attend Lakehead University’s upcoming Speaker Series event, featuring special guest speaker Phil Fontaine, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. The University will confer on Mr. Fontaine a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. He will later speak about the role that students and universities can play in advancing the participation of First Nation peoples in Canada’s economy.

The Speaker Series is a free public lecture offered by Lakehead University as an information-sharing event and dialogue, in partnership with The Chronicle Journal and Travelodge Airlane. Everyone is welcome, but seating is limited so early arrival is recommended. Parking is free after 6:00 p.m. For more information, be sure to visit the University’s online Calendar of Events at www.lakeheadu.ca.
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For more Information Contact:
Heather Scott
343-8177
commun@lakeheadu.ca

by NationTalk on August 16, 2007903 Views

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