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The 2008 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards Entry Form is Now Available

OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM 2008
Use only one entry form per category. All categories must be completed in English

1. BEST FEMALE ARTIST
2. BEST MALE ARTIST
3. BEST SONG – SINGLE
4. BEST ALBUM COVER DESIGN
5. BEST MUSIC VIDEO
6. BEST BLUES ALBUM
7. BEST FOLK/ACOUSTIC ALBUM
8. BEST POW WOW ALBUM
9. BEST POW WOW ALBUM
10. BEST FIDDLE ALBUM PROGRAM
11. BEST INTERNATIONAL ALBUM
12. BEST TELEVISION PROGRAM OR SPECIAL
13. BEST SONG WRITER
14. BEST GROUP OR DUO

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008759 Views

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New Environmental Stewardship Program Offers Work Experience for Aboriginal Students

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 11:21 AM

Environmental assessment, monitoring, and protection are all parts of this multidisciplinary, cross-cultural diploma.

A new diploma program in Aboriginal Environmental Stewardship has been passed by the University of Manitoba Senate and approved by the Board of Governors.

by NationTalk on March 25, 20081014 Views

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A More Representative Workforce For The City of Regina

News Release – March 25, 2008

The Government of Saskatchewan today signed an Aboriginal Employment Development Program (AEDP) partnership agreement with the City of Regina, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 21, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 588, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 7, the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 181, and the Regina Civic Middle Management Association to increase job opportunities for Aboriginal people in the Regina area.

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008987 Views

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Human Rights Council Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

March 24, 2008

The Human Rights Council has decided in Resolution 6/36 to establish a subsidiary mechanism to provide thematic expertise on the rights of indigenous peoples. The mechanism will be composed of 5 independent experts and all positions are vacant. Deadline for nominations is 11 April 2008.

Further information may be found in this note verbale from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and on the OHCHR website, which has all of the relevant information including the standardized form for candidates.

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008817 Views

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Media Advisory – Sell Out Forum Connects Saskatchewan Employers to the Aboriginal Workforce

Saskatchewan Workforce Connex – (Wednesday/Thursday) March 26-27, 2008 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

SASKATOON, SK, March 24 –

Who/What/Why

Saskatchewan’s booming economy and skilled labour shortage has motivated over 250 employers, educators, government officials and First Nation and Métis employment centres/communities to meet at Saskatchewan Workforce Connex, an interactive and results-driven forum designed to create training and employment opportunities for Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan, with a specific focus on trades and apprenticeship.

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008931 Views

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Aboriginal Students from Nunavut Visit NAIT Next Week to Shadow Students in Various Programs

Monday, March 24, 2008

WHAT: Six students from the Kugluktuk High School in Nunavut will be touring NAIT campus and local businesses next week to help the students decide what career path they want to take after graduation. Students will visit the Welding, Mechanics, Carpentry, Graphic Sign Arts and Culinary Arts programs at NAIT, as well as two local businesses. This is the third annual trip the high school has made to NAIT. High school teachers say the trip is really eye-opening for students and helps the youth pinpoint their career choices.

by NationTalk on March 24, 20081048 Views

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Alberta Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards Recipients Announced

Edmonton, AB – The Métis Nation of Alberta’s Labour Market Development Program is proud to announce this year’s Alberta Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards recipients in the following categories.

by NationTalk on March 24, 20081810 Views

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OMA Members Build Bridges with First Nations

Ontario Mining Association member companies have a strong track record for building bridges and working in collaborative partnerships with Aboriginal communities in the province. In a presentation last evening, OMA Chairman and Senior Vice President for De Beers Canada Jeremy Wyeth stressed that “for many parts of Northern Ontario and particularly among First Nations, mining plays a key role in regional development and the provision of education and training and for providing employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.”

by NationTalk on March 22, 2008939 Views

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Fisher River Cree Nation Presents “Developing an Illegal Drug Strategy for your Community” Conference

Tuesday May 13, 2008
at the Victoria Inn – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Substance abuse is a prevailing epidemic that is affecting individuals, families and communities on our First Nations across Canada. The devastating affects of substance abuse not only destroys the lives of individuals, but also negatively influences their families and the overall wellness and health of their community.

by NationTalk on March 22, 20081049 Views

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Congratulations to BU Business Council of Manitoba 2007-2008 Aboriginal Education Award Winners

BRANDON, MB – Congratulations to all of the recipients of the Business Council of Manitoba 2007-2008 Aboriginal Education Award Winners. This year’s winners included Brandon University students Raylene Cochrane (Bachelor of Education), Cheryl Fleming (Bachelor of Arts, Honours), Aimé Gaudry (Bachelor of General Studies), Alicia Gooden (Bachelor of Arts), Gaylynn Kennedy (Bachelor of Nursing), Mandi Richard (Business Administration), Audreanna Sanderson (Bachelor of Arts), Ashley Saquet (Bachelor of Education, Early Years), and Teresa Trueman (Bachelor of Education).

by NationTalk on March 22, 20081181 Views

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Brandon University FNAC students present at Women Making Change conference in London, Ontario

Wed, Mar 19, 2008

BRANDON, MB – Two Brandon University First Nations and Aboriginal Counselling (FNAC) students attended the refereed conference Women Making Change in London, Ontario on March 7, 2008. Mary Anne Caibaiosai, a first-year student, presented on Bringing Our Men Back to the Circle while Dorothy Sinclair, a fourth-year student in the FNAC program, presented on The Roles of Anishnaabe Ikwe.

by NationTalk on March 21, 20082816 Views

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Youth in Moose Jaw Get Support From the Government of Canada

MOOSE JAW, SASKATCHEWAN–(March 20, 2008) – Youth in Saskatchewan who are working to break free from the cycles of homelessness, substance abuse and poverty in order to build a stronger future for themselves are getting help from the Government of Canada.

Mr. Dave Batters, Member of Parliament for Palliser, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced Homelessness Partnering Strategy funding of $238,280 for the Salvation Army’s Hope Inn supportive housing project for youth struggling with substance abuse issues.

by NationTalk on March 20, 20081445 Views

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SEDI announces Canada’s first Centre for Financial Literacy

TORONTO, March 19 – Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) today announced that it is developing Canada’s first Centre for Financial Literacy. The centre will help build and develop a national strategy for financial literacy in Canada.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2008987 Views

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2008 AFOA – Grant Thornton Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards Presented at National Conference

The AFOA-Grant Thornton Aboriginal Youth Financial Managements Awards are open to First Nation youth in grades 11 and 12. Winners attend AFOA’s National Conference and participate in a special Youth program designed to introduce youth to careers in Aboriginal finance and management.

There is a great demand both within First Nation communities and off-reserve for Aboriginal financial management professionals and there are many opportunities for those who want to pursue this career path and many sources of assistance. However, very few of our young people are pursuing and education in financial management after high school.

by NationTalk on March 20, 20081162 Views

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Budget Bolsters Training Seats and Financial Assistance For Students

News Release – March 19, 2008

The 2008-09 budget ensures Saskatchewan is prepared to sustain the current economic growth through more training seats, additional financial support for students, and support to attract and retain young people and immigrants in Saskatchewan. It also helps address the infrastructure deficit through $45.8 million in capital investments for post-secondary institutions under the Ready for Growth initiative.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2008874 Views

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Hydro One Grants $10,000 to the Long Lake #58 First Nation, as Part of $450,000 in Donations to Ontario Play Facilities

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March 10, 2008 – Hydro One is contributing $10,000 to the Long Lake #58 First Nation to fund the construction of an outdoor multi-purpose recreation facility. The grant is part of the company’s new PowerPlay program that benefits children’s outdoor and active play facilities.

The multi-purpose facility is one of 48 projects to receive funding in the initial round of PowerPlay grants. More than $450,000 will be awarded this winter and Hydro One is accepting applications now for the next round of grants, with a deadline of April 30, 2008.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008917 Views

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Hydro One grants $15,000 to the Naotkamegwanning Northwest

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Hydro One is contributing $15,000 to the Naotkamegwanning Northwest Angle Education Authority to fund the construction of a new playground. The grant is part of the company’s new PowerPlay program that benefits children’s outdoor and active play facilities.

The construction of the playground is one of 48 projects to receive funding in the initial round of PowerPlay grants. More than $450,000 will be awarded this winter and Hydro One is accepting applications now for the next round of grants, with a deadline of April 30, 2008.

by NationTalk on March 19, 20081007 Views

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EnCana Donation Advances Energy and Environmental Research

CALGARY, March 19 – EnCana Corporation is making a major contribution to the advancement of research on energy and the environment with a $7.5 million donation to the University of Alberta. This is one of the largest corporate donations to date in the university’s Campaign 2008 and was made in honour of the U of A’s centenary.

The donation establishes the endowed EnCana Scholars Awards and EnCana Research Chairs, one in water resources and another in environmental engineering. These endowments address the recognition that supplying energy to future generations will require building a critical mass of research on energy and the environment.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008843 Views

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First Graduating Class of Aboriginal Legal Interpreters

Justice
March 19, 2008

The following statement was issued by the Honourable Jerome P. Kennedy, QC, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. It was also read in the House of Assembly:

I rise today to congratulate the first graduating class of Aboriginal legal interpreters. This eight week course was recently completed in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and is a major step forward to further the understanding and engagement of Innu and Inuit people in the justice system.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008825 Views

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Skills Workshop Key Ingredient For Success Among First Nations’ Businesses

19 March 2008
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Running a business is never an easy task. There are a number of pitfalls to avoid. Having the right tools to navigate through those obstacles is imperative for long- term success. Recently these issues and many more were addressed to employers and employees from the Aboriginal community during the Business Skills Workshop – ‘Developing Tomorrow’s Workforce Today.’

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008886 Views

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Lecture on Aboriginal Treaty Rights

Campus News
Wednesday March 19, 2008

Herb George, President of the National Centre for First Nations Governance, will be speaking on Thursday, March 20 in a talk presented by the Centre for the Study of Democracy. His talk, entitled “A Strategy to Implement Aboriginal and Treaty Rights” will take place at noon in 202 Policy Studies. For more information email Sps.Events@queensu.ca.

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The Nasivvik Centre Call for Applications for Summer Internships in Inuit Environmental Health

March. 19, 2008

Application Deadline: Friday, April 18 2008.

Nasivvik Center is looking for Inuit students!

The Nasivvik Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments is conducting a review of Inuit post-secondary education students (Canadian regions only) this summer. Nasivvik is a multidisciplinary research and training centre within the Public Health Research Unit, CHUL Research Centre (Laval University) funded by the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health (IAPH)/Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Centre’s goal is to support training and education in the areas of Inuit health research in Canada.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008870 Views

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Province Unveils New Sponsorship Initiative For Northern And Rural Manitoba Students

Manitoba News Release
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March 19, 2008

Five students from rural and northern Manitoba took part in a high-school hiring initiative and are now enrolled in engineering-related post-secondary studies, benefiting from a new sponsorship program, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Ron Lemieux announced today.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008943 Views

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The Banff Centre – Aboriginal Work Study Opportunities

>Work Study: Aboriginal Preparatorial

Work Study: Visual Arts Aboriginal Preparatorial
Program dates: April 01, 2008 – March 27, 2009

Application deadline: Until suitable candidate is found

Note: Program dates exclude December 13, 2008, to January 04, 2009.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008740 Views

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MNBC Presentation at Thompson River University

MNBC representatives provided a delegation of approximately 60 Aboriginal delegates and University administrators an overview the employment and training services provided by the MNBC. The MNBC presentation was well sreceived by delegates.

Métis Nation BC
Emplloyment & Traiiniing

Overview

∞ This presentation will assist you toward a better understanding of the Métis Employment and Training services.
∞ This will include some partnerships, program successes, and initiatives.
∞ Métis Nation British Columbia administers the Métis Human Resource Development Agreement (MHRDA) to improve the employment potential, earning capacity and selfsufficiency of Métis people in British Columbia.

>>DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008904 Views

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Students Who Make a Difference

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For Release, March 17, 2008

The Near North District School Board wishes to extend congratulations to the students selected as ‘Students Who Make a Difference.’ Students have been selected from three elementary schools and seven schools at the secondary level in celebration of being positive role models who demonstrate leadership in social justice issues. The Near North District School Board is taking part in the initiative through anti-racism education, events in the schools and an anti-racism poster contest.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20081011 Views

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Walk Tall Youth Conference April 1, 2 & 3, 2008

Crystal Meth
By Mark McLaughlin
We believe our children deserve to be “Forewarned” and thus “Forearmed” about Crystal Meth. Without knowledge about meth, kids become sitting ducks for the dealers and other uninformed associates. The workshop includes “Video by Jib” with strong graphic nature. Question and answer section about crystal meth will take place. Workshop open to all ages.

by NationTalk on March 18, 2008890 Views

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Literacy Equals Crime Prevention: Chiefs of Police

Police officers from across Northwestern Ontario will be participating in an innovative project about literacy and policing. The focus groups are being hosted by Nishnawbe-Aski Police Acting Chief John Domm and will be held at the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Headquarters in Thunder Bay Tuesday and will be followed by a workshop Wednesday on targeting crime with literacy.

Raising literacy in the community contributes to reducing crime and lowering re-offending. The focus groups and workshop are part of a literacy project of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. Acting Chief Domm is a member of the CACP and its Crime Prevention Committee.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20081082 Views

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Youth Make A Case Against Racism

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008AG0013-000367
March 14, 2008

Ministry of Attorney General
and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism
Ministry of Education

VICTORIA – British Columbia is embarking on an exciting new initiative to encourage grade 4 to 7 students to take personal responsibility for preventing racism, while celebrating the province’s cultural diversity through music and art, Attorney General and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism Wally Oppal and Education Minister and Deputy Premier Shirley Bond announced today.

Make A Case Against Racism marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racism March 21 by using a proactive approach to examining discrimination. It encourages young people to take action, within their schools and lives, to help prevent racism by being aware of and responding respectfully to people from other cultures.

by NationTalk on March 17, 20081977 Views

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Province Supports Future Aboriginal Leaders

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008ARR0007-000375
March 15, 2008

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

VICTORIA – The Province of British Columbia is providing $20,000 to support a conference this week to help Aboriginal youth from across Canada prepare for a healthy and successful future.

“British Columbia and Canada need healthy Aboriginal youth positioned to become tomorrow’s leaders, and this conference is focused on addressing the most urgent and serious challenges they face,” said Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong. “Young Aboriginal people attending are empowered to overcome social issues such as family violence, suicide, gangs, sexual exploitation, bullying and abuse.”

by NationTalk on March 17, 2008913 Views

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Dr. Lynn Whidden’s Essential Song: Three Decades of Northern Cree Music nominated for Book of the Year award

Thu, Mar 13, 2008

BRANDON, MB – Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Whidden, a Professor in the Brandon University Northern Teachers Education Program (BUNTEP), whose recent book Essential Song: Three Decades of Northern Cree Music has been named as a finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s Tenth Annual Book of the Year award, in the music category. ForeWord features reviews of independently published books.

by NationTalk on March 17, 20082379 Views

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Keyano celebrates Aboriginal Awareness Day with Fervor and Excitement

March 14, 2008

Aboriginal Awareness Day at Keyano College on March 13 was meant to be a drop-in, day-long event, but little did the organizers know that the Keyano Recital Theatre would be near-capacity at all times.

“We have had an amazing turn-out,” enthused Tanya Elliott, Administrative Assistant, Career & Counselling Services at Keyano College, who helped organize the celebration. “The bar has been set higher for next year,” she said.

by NationTalk on March 15, 2008874 Views

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NAN to Host Women & Youth Resiliency Conference

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief RoseAnne Archibald together with NAN Women’s Council spokesperson Jackie Fletcher, City of Thunder Bay Mayor Lynn Peterson, and Member of Parliament Ken Boschoff will kick off Reach for the Stars: NAN Women and Youth Resiliency Conference during opening ceremonies for the two day conference Saturday.

DATE: Saturday March 15, 2008
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Best Western Nor’Wester Resort Hotel, Thunder Bay, ON

by NationTalk on March 14, 2008877 Views

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The Government of Canada Partners With Saskatchewan and the Resource Industry to Improve Aboriginal Training and Job Opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, March 14, 2008 – The Honourable Carol Skelton, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and the Honourable Rob Norris, Saskatchewan Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour, today announced funding for an Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership (ASEP) project. It will provide training and skills development opportunities for 1,500 Aboriginal people in northern Saskatchewan, leading to long-term jobs in the resource sector, including mining, oil sands recovery, mineral exploration and oil and gas exploration.

by NationTalk on March 14, 2008979 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports 2008 WordFest

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(March 14, 2008) – Some of the best emerging and established writers from Canada and around the world will join readers in Banff this fall for WordFest, thanks in part to an investment from the Government of Canada.

On behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, Lee Richardson, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre), today announced a federal investment of $65,000 for WordFest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival. The funding will be used to organize this year’s festival, to be held from October 14 to 19.

by NationTalk on March 14, 2008807 Views

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NCFNG Youth Think Tank

Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, March 28th-29th

The National Centre for First Nations Governance will be hosting a Youth Think Tank on Friday March 28th until March 29th, 2008. This event will be in follow up to the Youth Think Tank hosted by NCFNG before it was operational in 2004 and will also focus on the future direction of NCFNG Youth/Emerging Leadership engagement in self-governance.

by NationTalk on March 13, 20081480 Views

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SACRED FIRE LIT FOR ATTAWAPISKAT CHILDREN: Fort Albany Builds Support for Education Fight

2008-03-13

A small school in Fort Albany is inviting people to come together in support of the Attawapiskat school campaign. Daniel Metatawabin, the Education Director of Fort Albany First Nation, has announced plans to light a sacred fire and hold an education rally for Attawapiskat. The sacred fire will be lit at the Fort Albany School on Monday March 17 to March 20.

by NationTalk on March 13, 20081242 Views

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NTI Supports the Extension for Proposed Education Bill

NR 08-17 BIL ENG – For Immediate Release

(March 12, 2008 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. supports the Nunavut Legislative Assembly’s motion that has given the Health and Education Standing Committee a 120-day extension to carefully consider Bill 21, the Education Act.

by NationTalk on March 13, 2008809 Views

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First Nations School Association AGM & Conference

Effective Strategies for Excellent Results: Supporting Instruction & Leadership
April 25-26, 2008 – Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver

The annual AGM and conference is an opportunity for teachers, school administrators, Band education coordinators, and others involved in the First Nations education system to network and learn from each other and from other professionals. This year we will offer over 20 different workshops on a variety of topics of interest for First Nations schools.

Registration Kit
Call for Exhibitors

by NationTalk on March 13, 20081852 Views

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Media Advisory: Human Resources and Social Development Canada

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN–(March 13, 2008) – Ms. Carol Skelton, MP for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar and the Honourable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour will make a significant announcement in skills and employment training for Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan on March 14 in Saskatoon.

by NationTalk on March 13, 2008772 Views

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AHRC – Guiding Circles 2008 Workshop Schedule Released

Aboriginal Human Resource Council

The Guiding Circles 2008 facilitator training workshop schedule is now available.

View the schedule

For more information:
p: 306.956.5360 (local Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
tf: 1.866.711.5091

by NationTalk on March 13, 2008762 Views

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MFNERC March 2008 Newsletter

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Inside this Issue:

St. Theresa Point’s Teachershare Program a Success
Message from the Executive Director
TRCM Historical Atlas Project
Videoconferencing Augmenting Service Delivery
“I love to Read Month” in Lake Manitoba FN
Meet our Board
Interdisciplinary Training Initiatives Team
Elder’s interviewed for Treaty Video Series
MFNERC’s Discussion Board Unique Resource

by NationTalk on March 12, 20081556 Views

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Videoconferencing: Augmenting Service Delivery to FN Schools

In recent months, the MFNERC has been piloting new ICT services that can be provided to First Nations schools. The first of these technologies is the videoconferencing capability for service delivery to First Nations schools. The MFNERC hopes that the integration of this technology into our service delivery model will facilitate face-to-face communication with MFNERC specialists without costly travel and time away from students. The second improvement to ICT services is the provision of the FirstClass communications and document sharing application that can be used online. The FirstClass service will allow First Nations educators to share and communicate on a unified mitigations platform.

by NationTalk on March 12, 20081025 Views

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Bill 253: Misses the Boat on Low-income Support

OTTAWA, March 11 – Last week, Bill-253, brought forth by Liberal MP Dan McTeague, was successfully passed in the House of Commons. Despite the bill’s proposal of a savings plan for families and students, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is discouraged that the government is relying on tax breaks and incentives to fund post-secondary education.

The bill, if passed into law, would allow parents to contribute up to $5,000 annually to a Registered Education Savings Plan for each child – and deduct the amount from their income taxes.

by NationTalk on March 12, 2008848 Views

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Canada West Foundation Releases Report on the Civic Engagement of Western Canada’s Young Adults

March 11, 2008

CALGARY – The Canada West Foundation today released a report on how the generation of Canadians currently in their 20s and 30s view politics and government.

Dr. Jason Bristow, the author of The Next West Generation: Young Adults, Identity and Democracy, said that the information in the report will help Canadians and their leaders appreciate where this generation is coming from and how to increase their engagement in civic life.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20081994 Views

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Ministers Launch Registration For National Literacy Forum

News Release – March 11, 2008

Juno award winning singer and songwriter, Susan Aglukark, will be a keynote speaker at the Pan-Canadian Literacy Forum, April 13 to 15, in Regina. Education Minister and Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz and Advanced Education, Employment and Labour Minister Rob Norris today made the announcement and launched registration for the Saskatchewan site with the theme of Aboriginal Literacy.

by NationTalk on March 11, 2008972 Views

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LU Looking for Nominations for Native Education Award

Mar. 10, 2008

Laurentian University is inviting people to submit nominations for the second annual “Mnaaj’in Gechi-wiidookang Nishnaabe-Gchi-Kinoomaagziwin” (Native Education Person of Distinction Award).

by NationTalk on March 11, 2008860 Views

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S WEEK: Profiles of Outstanding Female Brandon University Students, Faculty and Staff

Tue, Mar 11, 2008

BRANDON, MB – Every year throughout the world women celebrate International Women’s Day on or around March 8, and this year, International Women’s Week was celebrated from March 2 to 8. Steeped in a history of women’s struggles for equality, it has come to symbolize women’s efforts to shape a better world.

This year, the Brandon University Status of Women Committee have chosen to celebrate International Women’s Day by featuring the following outstanding female students and BU faculty and staff members on the BU web site. They have each been nominated by one of their professors.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20082451 Views

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A Literacy Fundraising Gala

SaskSmart Community Literacy Project Presents:
A Literacy Fundraising Gala:
“An Evening with Jacques Demers”

Jacques Demers, Former NHL coach admits illiteracy.
March 25, 2008
E.A. Rawlinson Centre
6:00 Cocktails
6:30 Appetizers
8:00 Show
Dessert to follow
Silent Auction

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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 March 11, 2008904 Views

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