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Four Pillars Youth Conference: Health, Strength, Identity & Balance

Open to all Aboriginal youth in the Vancouver Coastal Region
February 29th – March 1st, 2008
Tsleil-Waututh Cultural & Recreation Centre
3010 Sleil-Waututh Road, North Vancouver BC

Door Prizes, Entertainment,
Dance & Award Presentations

Logo & Photo Contests: If you or someone you know would like to share some creativity with us, enter the logo or photo contest. The submission deadline for both is February 29th at 12:00pm at the conference. Winners will be recognized at the awards ceremony on the following evening.

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by NationTalk on February 16, 2008774 Views

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MuchMusic and MuchMoreMusic Encourage Diversity in Broadcasting with Annual Scholarships

TORONTO, Feb. 14 – Saskatchewan’s Cheyenne Redman Gervais and British Columbia’s Adam William Bishop are the respective winners of the 2007 MuchMusic Aboriginal Youth Scholarship and the 2007 MuchMoreMusic AccessAbility Scholarship. Both awards go to applicants training for a future in the media industry who best demonstrate skill, talent, excellence and enthusiasm. Since 2004, MuchMusic and MuchMoreMusic have awarded $31,000 to aid broadcast students from traditionally under-represented groups.

by NationTalk on February 15, 2008877 Views

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SIAST Expands Practical Nursing Program

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SIAST Kelsey Campus adds capacity in downtown Saskatoon

Saskatoon, February 14, 2008 – SIAST marked another milestone today in its response to nursing education needs in Saskatchewan with the expansion of its Practical Nursing program into Saskatoon.

Through innovative delivery, partnerships and on-campus expansion, SIAST now directly provides or brokers programming for approximately 600 seats for first-year nursing students, including students training to be licensed practical nurses and registered nurses.

by NationTalk on February 15, 20081910 Views

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The Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge

The Dominion Institute is challenging young Aboriginal Canadians across the country to write a short story about a defining moment in Aboriginal history. Students will have the opportunity to win great prizes and be profiled on TV.

Participants should read the Contest Rules before submitting a story and can access the Six Steps to Writing Historical Fiction to inspire the creative process. All stories will be reviewed by an expert panel of Aboriginal leaders and authors, who make up our Advisory Committee.

Deadline for the 2008 Writing Challenge is March 31, 2008.

by NationTalk on February 14, 2008855 Views

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Federation of Newfoundland Indians Launches Education Campaign to Ratify Federal Agreement

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For Immediate Release February 13, 2008

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador: The Federation of Newfoundland Indians (FNI) launched an education campaign today to encourage its membership to ratify the Agreement-in-Principle negotiated with the Government of Canada, so the Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland can move forward with their efforts to achieve official recognition under the Indian Act.

by NationTalk on February 14, 20081727 Views

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First Nations Public Library Week

News Releases
February 13, 2008

Libraries Are Hubs Of Community History, Heritage And Culture

TORONTO — First Nations Public Library Week 2008 runs from February 11 to 16.

“The Ontario government joins with First Nations communities across Ontario to celebrate First Nations’ public libraries and their contribution to our province’s history, heritage and culture,” Minister of Culture Aileen Carroll said.

by NationTalk on February 13, 2008820 Views

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FNTI – A Model for Federal-Provincial Cooperation as an Alternative to Jurisdictional Disputes

FNTI is caught between a federal government which says post-secondary institutions are a federal responsibility and a provincial government which takes the position that an institute located on reserve is a federal responsibility. In other jurisdictional conflicts, both governments have resolved to place people first. Examine the principles of this existing agreement between the governments of Canada and Ontario with respect to public services. Can the same spirit of cooperation and collaboration be used to address the needs of FNTI and other Indigenous post-secondary institutions in Ontario?

CANADA – ONTARIO MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT ON COLLABORATION IN THE DELIVERY OF PUBLIC SERVICE 2004 One of the great and enduring strengths of the Canadian federation is the opportunity it provides for innovation in the delivery of public services. Over time, public policy and service delivery innovations started in one part of the country have led to innovations right across the country.

by NationTalk on February 13, 2008948 Views

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Local Project Helps Youth Become Champions at School

NEWS RELEASE
Tuesday February 12, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thunder Bay, ON – Dilico Anishinabek Family Care (Dilico) together with The Children’s Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay (Thunder Bay CAS) hosted a gala dinner to officially launch the Thunder Bay Crown Ward Education Championship Team Project this evening at Fort William Historical Park.

by NationTalk on February 13, 20081957 Views

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Everyone Working Together: Pathways to Respect and Understanding with Indigenous Youth

Date: February 14, 2008
Time:
Duration: Various sessions
Where: BL 1001
Price: Free of charge – everyone is welcome

For more Information Contact:
Melissa Hardy
766-7196
mhardy@lakeheadu.ca

Information:

Indigenous youth are committing suicide in staggering numbers in our community, nationally, and internationally. Two films will encourage dialogue among presenters, a youth panel, and attendees to explore causes of suicide, as well as intervention and prevention. This event also presents attendees the opportunity to meet with local community organizations which support indigenous youth.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008873 Views

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Media Advisory – 129 Companies Sell Out the U of C’s 4th Annual Career & Job Expo

February 11, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY

Media are welcome to attend the University of Calgary’s 4th Annual Career & Job Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 from 11 am to 3 pm.

Hosted by Career Services and the Haskayne Career Centre, this is the largest multidisciplinary career event on campus and will bring together students and prospective employers to:

• Fill summer, part time, full time, co-op and internship positions;
• Help students develop a greater understanding of their career goals;
• Provide information about recruitment processes, and
• Provide access to the hidden job market for future opportunities

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008867 Views

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“Life Happens…Get Educated!” Youth Workshop

Labrador Metis Nation News
Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008

Life as a teen can be challenging! “Life Happens…Get Educated!” is an opportunity for youth to obtain the skills to handle those challenges. The Labrador Metis Nation is seeking youth participation to attend a fun-filled weekend workshop around educating youth on how to deal with what Life throws at them. We anticipate that youth will leave this workshop refreshed and have the skills to be stronger, healthier individuals with the ability to share this knowledge with other youth.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008849 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal Producers Selected for NSI Storytellers Training Program

Media Release
February 11, 2008

NSI Storytellers Aboriginal producers named

Winnipeg – Three producers from Manitoba and British Columbia and have been chosen for NSI Storytellers – a training program run by the National Screen Institute — Canada (NSI) in association with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) to develop above-the-line Aboriginal talent.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20081056 Views

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Canada Contributes to Yukon Mine Training

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OTTAWA, Ontario (February 11, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced funding for the Yukon Mine Training Association (YMTA) through Canada’s Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) initiative.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2008900 Views

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New program supports Aboriginal mothers in urban centres (NAAF, OFIFC)

TORONTO – A new $10,000 bursary that supports Aboriginal mothers in an urban setting is an essential support mechanism for these women.

The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation in partnership with the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres is pleased to announce the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC) Bursary Awards Program.

“There are added challenges for single mothers in urban centres,” said Sylvia Maracle, Executive Director of the OFIFC. “We thought that this bursary might address some of these challenges.”

The first agreement between the OFIFC and NAAF was signed in 2007 with a $50,000 bursary. In December of 2007 a second agreement was signed increasing the amount to $100,000 which makes $10,000 per year available annually over 10 years.

by NationTalk on February 11, 2008886 Views

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Top Provincial Honours for Syncrude’s Support of Aboriginal Apprenticeships

2/11/2008

Syncrude’s leading role in developing Aboriginal apprentices was recognized Friday at the Alberta Apprenticeships and Industry Training Board Awards. The oil sands operator and B.G. Industrial Doctors Inc. shared the provincial honour of Top Employer for Aboriginal Apprentices

Syncrude is a founding supporter of the Alberta Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program and has committed to hire at least 32 Aboriginal apprentices over the next four years. That represents the largest commitment of the participating employers. The program provides apprenticeship opportunities for Aboriginal people in key industries across Alberta.

by NationTalk on February 11, 2008994 Views

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First Call for Papers Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games Education Symposium

Duncan, British Columbia, July 30 – August 1, 2008
The’yul’she’num – ‘Preparing the Way’ for the
Qwuqu-shun su wa’lum – ‘Seventh Generation Games’
Deadline February 29, 2008

The Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games Education Symposium, held in participation with Malaspina University-College, Cowichan Campus, on July 30 and August 1, 2008 will provide a forum for researchers and others to discuss Aboriginal Sport and Recreation. Aboriginal presenters are invited to present in a format and style that reflects or incorporates their cultural traditions. We encourage all scholars, educators, students, administrators, coaches, community leaders, and sport enthusiasts to attend the symposium and participate in the exchange of ideas. Topics for discussion can include Aboriginal role models; traditional games; Aboriginal traditional knowledge and athlete and community development; Aboriginal sport psychology; Aboriginal sport history; barriers to sport participation; North American Indigenous Games (NAIG); coaching and holistic sport development; health and well-being.

by NationTalk on February 11, 2008798 Views

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Yukon Government and CYFN Release Education Reform Final Report

FOR RELEASE #08-027
February 8, 2008

WHITEHORSE – Members of the Education Reform Project Executive Committee; Chief Joe Linklater, Chief Liard McMillan and Minister of Education Patrick Rouble, today released the Education Reform Project final report.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081133 Views

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Labrador Metis Nation – The Raymond Turnbull Memorial Bursary

Thursday, 07 Feb 2008

Mr. Raymond Turnbull grew up in Charlottetown, Labrador. He went on to pursue a degree in education and later taught at the school in Charlottetown. Raymond came to the LMN as the Education Officer where he dedicated his life to helping Metis Youth. Sadly, Raymond passed away in 2004 leaving a void in the hearts of his family, friends and colleagues. In his memory and honor, the Labrador Metis Nation is now accepting applications for a bursary of $2000.00. This bursary will be awarded annually to a Metis student who is graduating from Level III and who has demonstrated admirable community and school involvement as well as academic achievement.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081226 Views

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Joint Indigenous Summer Research Institute on Social Determinants of Indigenous Health

Jan 9, 2008

July 21-25, 2008, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada Application Deadline: Friday, February 8th, 2008

Community-Based Participatory Action Research

New and emerging Inuit researchers and community health leads (i.e. community health representatives, community health directors, community portfolio holders, health program and policy workers) from Canada are invited to apply to the second accredited Joint Indigenous Summer Research Institute. The 2008 Indigenous Summer Research Institute will focus on the Community-based participatory action research on the social determinants of Indigenous health and will be accredited by Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for American Indian Health. The University of Alberta’s School of Public Health is the Canadian University partner and host.

>>Download full description and application.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2008831 Views

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The Evolution of Aboriginal Adult Literacy Programming in Canada

ABORIGINAL EDUCATION RESEARCH CENTRE & ABORIGINAL LEARNING KNOWLEDGE CENTRE PRESENT:

The Evolution of Aboriginal Adult Literacy Programming in Canada

4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Room 3050, (Faculty Lounge)
College of Education
University of Saskatchewan

Free Admission. Refreshments will be served

by NationTalk on February 7, 2008787 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Chief to give J. Douglas Gibson Lecture Feb. 8

Thursday February 07, 2008

On Friday, Feb. 8, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine will deliver the J. Douglas Gibson Lecture from 12-1:15 pm, Policy Studies Building, room 202. Chief Fontaine will discuss First Nations and the challenges they face ahead.

The lecture is open to the public and is presented by the School of Policy Studies.

For more information.

by NationTalk on February 7, 2008845 Views

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UNBC, CNC, and Lake Babine Nation to Offer Language Program

Official Signing Ceremony on Thursday

February 6, 2008

The College of New Caledonia and the University of Northern British Columbia will be working with the Lake Babine Nation to implement a Carrier language program this fall. Students completing the program will have the opportunity to obtain a certificate from the BC College of Teachers that will enable them to teach Carrier language in local schools.

by NationTalk on February 7, 2008873 Views

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British Columbia Technology Industry Association: Beating the Bushes for Tech Talent

Technology industry steps up efforts to fill serious recruiting gaps

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Feb. 6, 2008) – With over 10,000 tech industry jobs in British Columbia up for grabs this year, the BC technology industry is pulling out all the stops in its effort to recruit new workers.

by NationTalk on February 6, 20082632 Views

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Education Investments Highlighted at Oil and Gas Forum

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February 6, 2008

Investments by the Provincial Government in education and training reflect the growth of the oil and gas industry in Newfoundland and Labrador and are supporting future growth of the sector. The second Oil and Gas Stakeholder Forum, Training for the Future, is taking place in St. John’s today. Sponsored by College of the North Atlantic, the forum brings together key stakeholders to consider how education and training can better serve the needs of the oil and gas industry.

by NationTalk on February 6, 2008831 Views

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Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability – Call for applications for the 2008 Youth Exchange

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALA) will bring 50 young people from across Canada to Ottawa for the experience of a lifetime. This program is a partnership between ALA and the YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada program which is funded, in part by the Department of Canadian Heritage. The eighth annual ALA Youth Exchange will be held in Ottawa at Carleton University from June 27th to July 3rd, 2008.

by NationTalk on February 6, 2008833 Views

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Alberta and Ontario Take Steps to Help Teachers Become more Internet Savvy

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OTTAWA, Feb. 5 – Alberta and Ontario have joined a growing number of provinces and territories who are licensing the award-winning Web Awareness Workshop Series, to raise awareness among teachers of the issues facing young people when they go online.

by NationTalk on February 6, 2008796 Views

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Aboriginal Employment Development Partnership Grows in Nipawin

News Release – February 5, 2008

The Government of Saskatchewan today welcomed a new partner to its Aboriginal Employment Development (AED) Partnership Agreement with the community of Nipawin. The Nipawin Branch of the Royal Bank of Canada is the 18th partner to sign the agreement.

by NationTalk on February 6, 20081017 Views

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Statement from William J. Brant, Chair, On behalf of the FNTI Board of Directors

Tuesday February 5, 2008

FNTI has a proud history of providing post-secondary opportunities for Indigenous people. We have acted on the imperative to make a positive difference in the lives of Indigenous peoples and communities and we are succeeding. FNTI is not only a leader in Indigenous education, it is also a significant economic contributor in the region and the second largest employer in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

by NationTalk on February 6, 2008964 Views

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Forthcoming Special Issue of Horizons on Aboriginal Youth – February/March 2008

The Government of Canada’s Policy Research Initiative, in partnership with Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, will soon be releasing a special issue of Horizons dedicated to Aboriginal youth in Canada.

The publication is part of one of the PRI’s current interdepartmental projects, Investing in Youth: Evidence from Research, Policy and Practice. This special issue will present the latest research and analysis to highlight emerging trends, challenges and opportunities related to the rapidly growing population of Aboriginal youth within an aging and changing Canada. Horizons will feature contributions from leading experts and stakeholders that explore the prospects and aspirations of Aboriginal youth in today’s society and what this means for Canada in terms of future wellbeing, social cohesion, and economic prosperity.

Please check this site again in the coming weeks to download a copy of the complete issue. To subscribe to Horizons, please send an email to horizons@prs-srp.gc.ca

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008788 Views

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BC Arts Council and The Banff Centre Partner on New Residency Program

Media Release
For immediate release
February 2, 2008

A new production residency program offering British Columbia artists the opportunity to create a new work was announced today by its partners, the BC Arts Council and The Banff Centre.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008868 Views

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Breaking the barriers to success for adult learners: Principles, policies and practices

February 5th, 2008
19th Annual PLA Conference
“BREAKING THE BARRIERS TO SUCCESS FOR ADULT LEARNERS: PRINCIPLES, POLICIES AND PRACTICES”

The Conference Planning Committee is preparing for the 19th Annual PIA Conference to be held at the Ramada Inn, Belleville, ON – Tuesday, May 27 to Friday, May 30, 2008 and presents this update.

This year’s theme acknowledges that while much progress has been made to improve services to adult learners there is much more to be done. In Canada we are still far away from an integrated approach to adult learning policy and practice that, if implemented could address a diversity of issues. Unfortunately there are many subtle and not-so-subtle impediments to success for adult learners – institutional barriers, fragmented and disconnected services and diverse funding mechanisms that vary from province to province, many of them ill suited to the needs and life circumstances of adult learners.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20081099 Views

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lNAC perspective on Federal Transfers to Provinces for Post Secondary Funding

Jean Crowder, MP
House of Commons
OTTAWA ON KIA OA6

Dear Ms. Crowder:
This is in response to your correspondence of July 11,2007, addressed to my predecessor, concerning funding for the First Nations Technical Institute.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s regional officials have worked closely with the First Nations Technical Institute the past several years. Ongoing discussions have included the need for the institution to seek additional sponsorship outside the federal and provincial governments. As you are aware, the majority of post-secondary institutions have private sector support, as well as alumni support, to offset the rising
costs of post-secondary education. I trust that the First Nations Technical Institute’s endeavours to additional private sector support will meet with success.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008838 Views

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Week takes a Hard Look at Aboriginal Health

By Ileiren Poon, ExpressNews Staff
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February 4, 2008 – Edmonton – Aboriginal people are Canada’s fastest-growing population, and their health concerns can’t be left out in the cold, says the organizer of the University of Alberta’s first-ever Aboriginal Health Awareness Week.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008844 Views

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Native Education College – Message from NEC President

Huia Martin B.Ed, M.A.
NEC President

As the newly appointed President of the Native Education College I cordially invite prospective students and their families to our wonderful Long House facilities in the heart of Vancouver. The Native Education College (NEC) is British Columbia’s largest private Aboriginal College. We are governed by a Board collectively known as the NEC Native Education College, composed of directors from First Nations Bands and Organizations located throughout the province.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008925 Views

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The Government of Canada Helps More Than 2,000 People in the Lillooet Area Gain Skills and Jobs

LILLOOET, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Dec. 20, 2007) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, and Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced a three-year funding package for the Lillooet Friendship Centre Society to help unemployed workers in Lillooet and the surrounding area prepare for, find, and keep good jobs.

by NationTalk on December 20, 2007896 Views

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Government of Canada Funds Essential Skills Project to help Aboriginal Canadians Participate More Fully in the Work Force

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, December 20, 2007—Mr. James Moore, Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Westport-Port Coquitlam, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced funding for the Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society to help Aboriginal people obtain the skills that they need to find and keep good jobs.

by NationTalk on December 20, 2007914 Views

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2007 NDHR Poster Contest Winners

NDHR had poster contest for youth in grades 7 – 12 across Canada. We had over 50 entries representing every province in Canada. The entries were awarded a 1, 2, or 3 place by each judge and there were 22 judges. The ballots were tallied and the winner was selected by how many votes they received from the judges. Just to make sure we also gave 3 points for a first place vote, 2 points for a 2nd place vote and 1 point for a 3rd place vote and the results were the same. We thank all those who entered the contest and we will be featuring other entries on the web site, so check back often.

>>View poster winners

by NationTalk on December 20, 2007934 Views

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Media Advisory: Human Resources and Social Development Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Dec. 19, 2007) – Mr. James Moore, Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam, will announce funding for Aboriginal Canadians under the Essential Skills Initiative tomorrow in New Westminster, British Columbia.

by NationTalk on December 20, 2007819 Views

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AMP Camp 2008 List Of Invited Artists

December 18, 2007

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Audio Recording Industry Association’s (MARIA) Aboriginal Music Program is pleased to announce the list of invited artists for AMP Camp 2008. A total of 45 strong applications were received, making the adjudication process both interesting and difficult.

by NationTalk on December 20, 2007923 Views

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Government Continues Investment in Training Opportunities for Yukoners

FOR RELEASE #07-275
December 18, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Education Minister Patrick Rouble has announced that the Department of Education will continue its investment in Community Training Funds (CTF). This is a targeted approach to training that helps Yukoners across the territory take advantage of local employment opportunities.

by NationTalk on December 19, 2007849 Views

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WIFT-T Bursaries Available. Apply now!

(TORONTO – Tuesday, December 18, 2007) Women in Film and Television-Toronto (WIFT-T) is offering members only a limited number of bursaries for the Business Management for Media Professionals Senior Level Certificate Program, presented in partnership with the Schulich Executive Education Centre. The bursaries include:

by NationTalk on December 19, 2007876 Views

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Media Advisory – Lieutenant Governor Announces Book Drive for Aboriginal Youth

TORONTO, Dec. 18 – The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will announce a book drive for aboriginal youth on Wednesday, December 19, in the Lieutenant Governor’s suite at Queen’s Park.

In the tradition of former-Lieutenant Governor James Bartleman, the Honourable David C. Onley will launch a book drive that will begin on Tuesday, January 1st, and last until Friday, January 18th. Only brand new children’s books will be collected during this drive.

by NationTalk on December 19, 2007999 Views

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Government Invests $52,484 for Community Youth Projects

WHITEHORSE – (December 18, 2007) – Youth throughout Yukon will benefit from the $52,484 in 14 projects being supported by the Youth Investment Fund. Grants to the organizations were announced today by Acting Premier Elaine Taylor.

by NationTalk on December 18, 2007969 Views

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Ralph Klein to Speak at Annual Ewert Lecture

December 14, 2007

The former Premier of Alberta will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising event next month in support of the Prince George Community Foundation and the Northern Medical Programs Trust.

by NationTalk on December 15, 2007907 Views

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KOTM and Lakehead University Develop Aboriginal Entry Program for Health Careers

KO Telemedicine is working with Lakehead University to develop an Aboriginal University Entry Program for Health Careers.

“We always wanted to work together with Lakehead University to deliver education through videoconferencing,” says Gibbet Stevens, KO Telemedicine’s education coordinator, noting that Lakehead University is already offering a pilot program for the 2007/08 school year that delivers two of the Native Nursing Entry Program’s six-and-a-half courses, Communication and Study Skills, by videoconference. The Native Nursing Entry Program was originally developed with the assistance of Nishnawbe Aski Nation in the 1980’s.

by NationTalk on December 14, 20071002 Views

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Graduation Address for Special Needs Educators by Deputy Grand Chief Ashley Iserhoff

Posted: 2007-12-13

It is my honour to have been asked by the graduating class to be speak at their graduation. I was in Montreal this past week on meetings when I was asked to come home to celebrate with the first ever graduating class of the Special Needs Education program. I could not think of a better way to start off my Christmas season. While at this time of year, we are rushing to try to finish things, I haven’t even started my shopping yet, but today we are celebrating the fact that you have finished your work, you have graduated.

by NationTalk on December 14, 2007868 Views

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Books For Babies Program Launched To Encourage Families To Read To Children

December 13, 2007

The province is launching Books for Babies, a new early-literacy initiative to increase awareness of the importance of reading to children right from the start, Healthy Living Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today.

by NationTalk on December 13, 2007905 Views

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Canadians Going to School in Increasing Numbers to Learn, and Earn, More

TORONTO, Dec. 12 – Enrolment in postsecondary education continues to rise, as job prospects and earning advantages increase for graduates. This was one of many findings contained in a major report released today by education ministers and Statistics Canada.

by NationTalk on December 12, 20071698 Views

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“Our Home And Native Land” Social Justice Symposium

December 12, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brebeuf College School will host a student leadership symposium on aboriginal challenges on December 14th at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.

by NationTalk on December 12, 2007972 Views

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Explorers and Miners Raise Over $30,000 for Nunavut Literacy

For Immediate Release

EXPLORERS AND MINERS RAISE OVER $30,000 FOR NUNAVUT LITERACY

Yellowknife (December 10, 2007) – A Gala Banquet held in Yellowknife during the 35th annual Geoscience Forum on November 21 raised more than $30,000 for the Nunavut Literacy Council.

by NationTalk on December 12, 2007848 Views

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