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Government Of Canada Honours Governor General’s Awards Recipients

September 28, 2009

Ottawa – The Honourable Helena Guergis, Minister of State (Status of Women), is pleased to announce today the recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case. Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the Awards recognize outstanding individuals who have helped to advance the goal of equality for women. The awards ceremony will take place at Rideau Hall on October 1, 2009.

by NationTalk on September 29, 20091119 Views

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Governments Of Manitoba And Canada Help Virden Youth Prepare For Jobs

Virden, Manitoba, – September 29, 2009 – Local youth facing barriers to employment will receive job preparation training and work experience through a local employment project supported by the governments of Manitoba and Canada. The Honourable Nancy Allan, Minister of Competitiveness, Training and Trade for Manitoba, and Mr. Merv Tweed, Member of Parliament for Brandon–Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, made the announcement today.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2009867 Views

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Health Nexus Seeking Volunteers For Our Board Of Directors

Health Nexus (formerly known as Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse) is Ontario’s leading bilingual prevention and health promotion organization, providing information, education, consultation, resources and networking services in English and French province-wide. www.healthnexus.ca

by NationTalk on September 29, 2009926 Views

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NWT Youth/Seniors Mark Literacy Week (Sept 27-Oct 3)

YELLOWKNIFE (September 28) — Teachers, students and seniors across the Northwest Territories (NWT) are celebrating the theme: Youth and Seniors Learning Together as communities across the Northwest Territories (NWT) mark Literacy Week (Sept. 27 – Oct. 3) with a variety of events.

by NationTalk on September 29, 2009741 Views

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CFC Actors Conservatory Participants & Mentors Announced

SARAH POLLEY AND SUSAN COYNE AMONG ESTEEMED COLLEAGUES TO MENTOR RESIDENTS

Toronto, September 23, 2009 – The CFC (Canadian Film Centre) is pleased to announce the eight residents as well as the five accomplished mentors for the inaugural year of the recently launched CFC ACTORS CONSERVATORY, presented by Canwest and supported by the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation.

by NationTalk on September 28, 20091733 Views

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Government Of Canada Partners With Okanagan Ktunaxa Aboriginal Management Society To Support Employment Training For Aboriginal People

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Sept. 28, 2009 – Today, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, Mr. Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, announced that the Government of Canada will help 42 Aboriginal people secure jobs through the Journey to Successful Employment project under the regional component of the Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategic Investment Fund.

by NationTalk on September 28, 20091039 Views

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Sault College Breaks Ground

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Sault Ste. Marie, ON – September 25, 2009 – Sault College groundbreaking ceremony for the new Academic Wing consisting of flexible learning spaces and a reconfigured gateway main entrance drew a large crowd of government, community and college supporters today.

by NationTalk on September 28, 2009929 Views

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Sheila Watt-Cloutier To Speak At Brescia

By Communications Staff
Monday, September 28, 2009

A Nobel Peace Prize nominee and University of Western Ontario honorary degree recipient, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, will speak about a new model for 21st Century leadership at Brescia University College on Oct. 1.

by NationTalk on September 28, 2009787 Views

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OGAMAS Brandon Aboriginal Literary Festival Set For Oct 15-17

September 25, 2009

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University is delighted to announce the second bi-annual OGAMAS Aboriginal Literary Festival, to take place at Brandon University on the weekend of October 15-17, 2009. The Festival will again feature readings, performances and panel discussions by many of Canada’s best Aboriginal authors.

by NationTalk on September 28, 20092919 Views

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Media Advisory – Read To Me! Launches First Mi’kmaq Board Book For Babies

HALIFAX, – Sept. 28 – On October 2, Read To Me! will celebrate Mi’kmaq History Month with a special launch of the Mi’kmaq edition of the Read to Me! bag, containing books and reading resources for Mi’kmaq families.

by NationTalk on September 28, 2009915 Views

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Inuit And Partners Launch Landmark Education Project In Ottawa

Members of the National Committee on Inuit Education (NCIE) met for the first time September 23-24, 2009 to discuss the process of creating a National Strategy on Inuit Education. The committee has a year to draft the strategy, aimed at eliminating the gap in Inuit educational outcomes and achieving educational success for Inuit comparable to all other Canadians.

by NationTalk on September 28, 2009861 Views

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BMO Capital Markets Donates $1.5 Million To North American Charities

BMO’s Equity Through Education trading day raises $1.5 million for nine
organizations that promote education and diversity

TORONTO and NEW YORK, – Sept. 25 – BMO Capital Markets will donate CAD$1.5 million (US$1.4 million) to nine charities across North America through the firm’s annual Equity Through Education charitable program.

by NationTalk on September 28, 2009774 Views

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Alberta students receive Scholarships for Health Studies

September 25, 2009

Edmonton… Two University of Calgary students will each receive a $10,000 Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism scholarship to help them undertake research that will assist healthcare workers serving culturally diverse populations.

by NationTalk on September 28, 2009872 Views

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Graduate Study Opportunities: “Abandoned Mines In Northern Canada,” Memorial University Of Newfoundland

25 September 2009

Drs. Arn Keeling, Department of Geography, John Sandlos, Department of History, and Yolanda Wiersma, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, are seeking two graduate students at the MA level to work on the project, “Abandoned Mines in Northern Canada: Historical Consequences and Mitigation of Current Impacts”. Funding is available for these positions through Memorial University and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

by NationTalk on September 28, 2009688 Views

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Helping Algoma University Grow

September 25, 2009

McGuinty Government Supports Sault Ste. Marie’s New Independent University

Ontario’s newest university is improving the range and quality of programs it offers Sault Ste. Marie-area students.

by NationTalk on September 27, 2009837 Views

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National Union Scholarship Winners For 2009

Offered to children of NUPGE’s 340,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education.

Ottawa – 25 Sept. 2009 – Each year the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers.

by NationTalk on September 25, 20091053 Views

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Mcguinty Government Supports Sault Ste. Marie’s New Independent University

September 25, 2009

Ontario’s newest university is improving the range and quality of programs it offers Sault Ste. Marie-area students.

by NationTalk on September 25, 2009833 Views

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Share Your Vision… Of Life On The Land

If you’re a student in primary or secondary school, or are interested in art of any kind, and you are now under 20 years old, we invite you to submit your own original artwork to this contest.

by NationTalk on September 25, 2009723 Views

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Researchers Receive $2-Million For International Study

Researchers at Vancouver Island University (VIU) have received a $2-million grant to spearhead an international study in three countries.

by NationTalk on September 24, 20091662 Views

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Double Installation Ceremony Celebrates New Trent University President And Chancellor

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Dr. Steven E. Franklin Installed as Trent’s Seventh President and Dr. Tom Jackson Installed as University’s Tenth Chancellor

September 24, 2009, Peterborough

More than 300 special guests, including local dignitaries, VIPs, and government officials along with students, faculty and staff, and members of the community, gathered at the University today to celebrate the double installation of Dr. Steven E. Franklin as Trent University’s seventh president and vice-chancellor and Dr. Tom Jackson as Trent’s tenth chancellor.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2009913 Views

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First Nation College Celebrates 25 Years Of Adult Education

Tickets still available for Yellowquill College’s Gala Evening

Winnipeg; Yellowquill College, a Winnipeg based post-secondary institution specializing in Aboriginal and First Nations education, is celebrating its 25th year with an Anniversary Gala on October 2nd, in Winnipeg Manitoba. The Yellowquill College Board of Directors welcomes all who are interested to join the celebrations.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2009898 Views

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Georgian College Strengthens Relationship With Métis Nation Of Ontario

23 September 2009

The Fifth Annual Métis Rendezvous, held at the Lafontaine Community Centre Sept. 19, provided an ideal backdrop for Brian Tamblyn, President and CEO of Georgian, and Gary Lipinski, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), to sign a memorandum of understanding that will see the College and the MNO work together to improve educational outcomes for Métis students in the province.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2009918 Views

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CEA CEO Penny Milton Presents Ken Spencer Award to Children of the Earth High School Students at Winnipeg’s Pan Am Clinic

Children of the Earth High School
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Medical Careers Exploration Program

This is a four-year program for inner city students, many of whom are aboriginal, to discover through internships at local health clinics, various career options within the medical field. This program is significant in that it not only raises the expectations of students about future possibilities, but also provides them with a deep exposure to and involvement in real work contexts.

See Sept 24 Winnipeg Free Press Article

by NationTalk on September 24, 2009854 Views

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Government Of Canada Announces Aboriginal Skills And Training Strategic Investment Fund Projects

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Sept. 24, 2009 – Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, announced projects that will be supported through the regional component of the Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategic Investment Fund. These projects will provide training opportunities for 5800 Aboriginal individuals and create 2100 jobs in a variety of sectors, such as health, aviation, trucking, construction and forestry, among others.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2009852 Views

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Justice Sinclair Webcast Now Available Online

September 23, 2009

On Sept. 21, 2009, Justice Murray Sinclair, Chairperson of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), discussed the impact of Indian residential schools and the critical work of the TRC at a public lecture at the University of Winnipeg. You can view his presentation by going to http://www.uwinnipeg.tv

by NationTalk on September 24, 2009665 Views

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Literacy In Ontario: Download The Most Up-To-Date Literacy Stats

Toronto September 23, 2009

Article Source: Ontario Literacy Coalition

Created by the Ontario Literacy Coalition, in partnership with the Regional Literacy Networks, Sectoral Networks and the Provincial Literacy Coalitions, Literacy in Ontario provides an overview of adult literacy in the province of Ontario.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2009794 Views

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Media Advisory: Pow-Wow Comes To Campus – McGill University

Sep. 23, 2009
First Peoples’ House celebrates of aboriginal culture

McGill University and its First Peoples’ House proudly present the eighth annual pow-wow on Friday, Sept. 25, on the lower field at the downtown campus.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2009730 Views

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K’alemi Dene School Opens Its Doors In Ndilo

YELLOWKNIFE – September 23 – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty will join Ndilo community members and the Yellowknives Dene First Nation to celebrate the official Grand Opening of the new K’alemi Dene School on Friday.

by NationTalk on September 24, 20091185 Views

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Canada’s Grocers Get Recruitment Help!

TORONTO, – Sept. 23 – To help Canada’s grocery industry address the steady decline of the country’s youth demographic – currently 42% of the grocery sector’s workforce – the Canadian Food Industry Council (CFIC) today launched its online Workplace Diversity Directory and updated website.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2009904 Views

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Governments of Canada and Nunavut Invest in College Infrastructure in Nunavut

ARVIAT, Nunavut, September 23, 2009 — The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), along with the Honourable Daniel Shewchuk, Nunavut Minister of Environment, Minister of Human Resources and Minister responsible for the Nunavut Arctic College, today announced funding of more than $4.9 million for infrastructure investments at Nunavut Arctic College campuses and community learning centres.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20091684 Views

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Manitoba Government Announces Grants To Encourage Student Interest In Science And Technology

September 23, 2009

Education, Citizenship and Youth Minister Peter Bjornson announced today that $20,000 will again be available for school science projects designed to encourage careers in science and technology.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2009945 Views

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Nursing schools developing cultural safe curriculum

OTTAWA – Sept. 23 – The Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (A.N.A.C.), together with its partner, the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN), have selected six Canadian Schools of Nursing as representative schools for the implementation of new Nursing curriculum based on cultural safety competencies. This work will be inclusive of all the competencies in the new A.N.A.C. Framework, entitled “Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety in Nursing Education: A Framework for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nursing.”

by NationTalk on September 23, 20092187 Views

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Province’s Bright Futures Program To Introduce Students To Medical Careers

September 23, 2009

High-school Students to Learn about Potential Careers In Medicine at Pan Am Clinic

The Manitoba government is investing $134,000 in an innovative medical career exploration program to introduce students to careers in the medical field, Advanced Education and Literacy Minister Diane McGifford and Education, Citizenship and Youth Minister Peter Bjornson announced today.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2009787 Views

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CASA Presents To The House Of Commons Standing Committee On Finance

21 September 2009

On Wednesday September 16th, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to provide an oral presentation of its 2010 Pre-Budget Submission.

by NationTalk on September 22, 2009870 Views

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Minister Bertram Launches A New Aboriginal Student Scholarship At UPEI

For immediate release
September 22, 2009

Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour

The Honourable Carolyn Bertram, Minister of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, and H. Wade MacLauchlan, President of the University of Prince Edward Island, today launched the newly created John J. Sark Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship has been established by the Government of Prince Edward Island’s Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour in the name of distinguished Mi’kmaq Islander John James Sark. Sark, who earned a post-secondary education at St. Dunstan’s College, was the Island’s first Mi’kmaq teacher. Sark was also recognized by the Mi’kmaq community in 1981 when the Lennox Island Elementary School was named in his honour, the John J. Sark Memorial School.

by NationTalk on September 22, 2009868 Views

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Government Of Canada Helps Saskatoon Youth Prepare For Jobs

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, – September 22, 2009 -The Government of Canada is providing support to a local employment project that will help youth facing barriers to employment develop a range of skills for the job market. Mr. Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon–Wanuskewin, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

by NationTalk on September 22, 2009889 Views

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Northwest Community College’s (NWCC) – Big Turnout for Ceremonial Totem Pole Raising

September 18, 2009

HAZELTON – Over 500 people turned out to Northwest Community College’s (NWCC) Hazelton Campus on Friday, Sept. 11 to witness and celebrate two totem poles being raised in a public ceremony.

by NationTalk on September 22, 2009956 Views

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University of Manitoba – Research funding announced

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Research into health sciences, the environment and new technologies was announced for the University of Manitoba on September 22.

by NationTalk on September 22, 2009692 Views

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“Helping Me Grow” T-shirts available through Success By 6

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The popular “Helping Me Grow” T-shirts are available for order through Success By 6. These T-shirts have proven to be very popular with many community programs because of their cultural messages and can be ordered for a cost of $10.00 per t-shirt.

by NationTalk on September 22, 2009699 Views

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North Battleford Roundtable furthers dialogue

REGINA, September 18, 2009 – Last weekend, from September 11 to 13, the third edition of the Travelling Roundtable of the Francophones and Métis of Western Canada took place in North Battleford. This event – organized by the Institut français and the Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise (ACF), in partnership with the regional Francophone and Métis communities – added to the progress made by previous Roundtables in order to establish better communication and understanding between two groups that have grown apart over the last century.

by NationTalk on September 22, 2009820 Views

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MFNSA to host Welcoming Pow Wow – Friday, Sept. 25th

This week, The McMaster First Nations Student Association (MFNSA) certainly has something to celebrate; the 20 year anniversary of its induction. To honour the occasion, MSU Diversity Services and MFNSA will host a Pow Wow featuring drumming, dancing and singing in celebration of Anishinaabek (Ojibwe) culture. Together along with some samples of local Anishinaabek cuisine, the celebration provides an opportunity to experience some of the rich traditions and meet the members of the McMaster First Nations Student Association.

by NationTalk on September 21, 2009745 Views

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This year 2009 BC Fashion Week will host Bee the Change Fashion that will feature 7 aboriginal emerging designers from across Canada

Vancouver, BC September 28- October 3 BC Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 “Balance” will be the host to national and international designers. British Columbia Fashion Week will focus on the Business of Fashion, and will showcase two types of collections – Ready to Wear and Diffusion (a line between ready-to-wear and trousseau/couture) and special addition of contemporary and traditional aboriginal fashion design from across Canada.. BC Fashion Week hopes to make this an annual showcase of Aboriginal culture for years to come. This year the location is at the Chinese Cultural Center 50 East Pender Street Vancouver BC with runway shows starting at 11.00am to 8pm. Tickets are $15 for more information BC Fashion Weeks website at http://www.bcfashionweek.com/ There is limited number of VIP seating available so please contact BC Fashion Week.

by NationTalk on September 21, 20091406 Views

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VIU receives Funding to increase Skills Training for Unemployed

Vancouver Island University is one of 15 universities and colleges in BC that will share an investment of 3.7 million dollars from the provincial government towards skills training for the unemployed.

The province is investing the money into the Employment Skills Access (ESA) program at educational institutions to help unemployed British Columbians acquire the skills they need to transition back to the labour force or into further education.

by NationTalk on September 20, 20091061 Views

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Nominations for 2009 Provincial Nesika Awards Now Open

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Ministry of Citizens’ Services

VICTORIA – Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 Provincial Nesika Awards, an initiative that recognizes outstanding contributions to multiculturalism, Minister of Citizens’ Services and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism and the Public Affairs Bureau Ben Stewart announced today.

by NationTalk on September 20, 2009701 Views

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Hundreds of jobs available at the Central Alberta Job Fair

September 18, 2009

Red Deer… More than 40 local employers will be at the Central Alberta Job Fair on September 23, looking to fill hundreds of job vacancies in and around Red Deer.

by NationTalk on September 20, 20091134 Views

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Edmonton’s largest-ever Employer Connections event links job seekers with local employers

September 18, 2009

Edmonton… Edmontonians on the hunt for a new job are invited to stop by the city’s largest-ever Employer Connections event September 24 and meet face-to-face with a dozen local employers looking to fill more than 100 job vacancies.

by NationTalk on September 20, 20091105 Views

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International researchers study new aquaculture species for BC

What do the countries of Canada, Nigeria, China, the United Kingdom and Russia have in common?

Their scientists are all contributing to the development of a new aquaculture shellfish species for British Columbia.

by NationTalk on September 20, 2009884 Views

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The University College of the North Participates in Sacred Walk

The University College of the North (UCN) will participate in the Third Annual Grandmothers Protecting Our Children Sacred Walk. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the prevalence of child abuse and exploitation.

by NationTalk on September 20, 2009697 Views

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Education Partnership To Improve First Nation Workforce Engagement

September 17, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Education Minister Patrick Rouble today announced $162,955 in funding for a new education initiative to be delivered in partnership with Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Yukon College.

by NationTalk on September 18, 2009905 Views

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Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) will speak via live webcast at the University of Winnipeg on Indian Residential Schools and the TRC

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Ottawa- The public is invited to view a live web-cast of a presentation by Justice Murray Sinclair, Chairperson of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

by NationTalk on September 18, 2009987 Views

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