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2009 AFOA – Xerox Canada Excellence in Aboriginal Leadership Awards Presented at National Conference

The Excellence in Leadership Award was created in 2004. It is designed to recognize and celebrate Aboriginal achievement in financial management. Winners have supported a vision for excellence and innovation in finance and management, and demonstrated advanced expertise, outstanding professionalism and leadership. Their contributions have led to the betterment of Canadian Aboriginal communities and people.

by NationTalk on March 10, 20091013 Views

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imagineNATIVE Film Festival Visits Sault Ste. Marie on March 11th

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – MARCH 9th, 2009): The imagineNATIVE Film and media arts tour will be stopping in Sault Ste. Marie on Wednesday March 11th, 2009 as part of a four-community swing through Northern Ontario. Presentations will take place at Algoma University’s Great West Life Amphitheatre at 10 am and 1:30 pm for youth, with a feature presentation being held at 7:00pm. There is no charge to attend. Over 400 Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District students will be attending these screenings.

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009889 Views

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Provincial Nesika Awards Honour Diversity Achievements

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For Immediate Release
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March 9, 2009

Ministry of Attorney General
and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism

VICTORIA – An elementary school teacher and a youth program have received the 2008 provincial Nesika Awards, Attorney General and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism Wally Oppal and provincial Multicultural Advisory Council (MAC) chair John Halani announced today.

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009915 Views

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Trent University Introduces Mohawk Faithkeeper

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Skahendowaneh Swamp as Inaugural Chair in Indigenous Knowledge

Trent University is pleased to announce that Mohawk Faithkeeper Skahendowaneh (pronounced ska-hen-DOEwan- ay) Swamp has been appointed the inaugural Chair in Indigenous Knowledge – a new position that will bring worldwide attention to the University’s already renowned Indigenous Studies program.

by NationTalk on March 10, 20091170 Views

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UBC Reports A Vision for Aboriginal Engagement

By Sean Sullivan

As UBC dedicates unprecedented resources to boost the recruitment of Aboriginal students, faculty and staff, it’s also leading a charge to recast Aboriginal involvement and engagement at all levels of education.

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009879 Views

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Métis Education Consultations You’re Invited!

The Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is pleased to invite members of the Métis community to an upcoming discussion on education. Please feel free to share this invitation widely with other Métis people in the community. We extend a special welcome to: senators, Metis students, parents and educators.

by NationTalk on March 10, 2009654 Views

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Minister of Industry Launches $2-Billion Knowledge Infrastructure Program

Halifax, Nova Scotia –(March 9, 2009) – The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today launched the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, a two-year $2-billion measure to support infrastructure enhancement at post-secondary institutions, including universities and community colleges, across Canada. The program will promote employment and provide economic stimulus, and create jobs for engineers, architects, tradespeople and technicians. It will also generate the advanced technological infrastructure needed to keep Canada’s research and educational facilities at the forefront of scientific advancement.

by NationTalk on March 9, 2009941 Views

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Government of Canada celebrates Aboriginal Achievement

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, March 6, 2009―The Government of Canada is proud to celebrate Aboriginal achievement in Canada by supporting the 2009 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. The Awards recognize the outstanding career achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada, and provide an opportunity for Canadians to take collective pride in their accomplishments.

by NationTalk on March 9, 20091010 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Youth Career Symposium in Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba –(March 7, 2009) – Youth in Winnipeg will have the opportunity to learn about career and educational opportunities at the Rotary Career Symposium. Mrs. Shelly Glover, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

by NationTalk on March 7, 20091161 Views

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Province Honours Outstanding Child-care Providers

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For Immediate Release
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March 7, 2009

Ministry of Children and Family Development

VANCOUVER – Twelve of British Columbia’s finest child-care providers and two licensed child-care centres were honoured today for their outstanding contributions to child care across the province by Minister of State for Child Care Linda Reid.

by NationTalk on March 7, 2009836 Views

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Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards Conference keeps on growing with the Perspectives Program!

3/4/2009

This year MFM is pleased to announce the addition of the Perspectives Program to the 2009 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards Conference. The Perspectives Program will address aspects of the music and film industries from Aboriginal and Francophone points of view.

by NationTalk on March 6, 20091109 Views

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Telegraph Creek – Aboriginal Youth Training Program

2009-03-05

Through the RCMP’s Aboriginal Youth Training Program, youth of Aboriginal ancestry can work with the RCMP as sworn peace officers and gain valuable work experience.

Not only can participants train at the RCMP’s Training Academy (Depot) for two weeks but they also spend the summer months assisting police officers in various aspects of regular police duties.

by NationTalk on March 6, 20091125 Views

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Education Minister Establishes Student Advisory Council

FOR RELEASE #09-048
March 5, 2009

WHITEHORSE – A Student Advisory Council has been established by Education Minister Patrick Rouble.

“The Student Advisory Council will provide a forum for students to offer their perspectives about our school system,” Rouble said. “It will give Yukon youth a voice in their education.”

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Leaders in Education / Innovation Fund Announced

FOR RELEASE #09-047
March 4, 2009

WHITEHORSE – A new program called Leaders in Education / Innovation Fund has been announced by Education Minister Patrick Rouble.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009749 Views

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Unemployed Young Women Obtain Carpentry Training and Tools for Life at the RONA Vancouver 2010 Fabrication Shop

YWCA-referred trainees earn job skills while helping build Canada’s Games

Vancouver, British Columbia –(March 5, 2009) – RONA inc. (TSX:RON), the largest Canadian retailer and distributor of hardware, renovation and gardening products, is celebrating the arrival of a cohort of YWCA-referred women trainees at the RONA Vancouver 2010 Fabrication (Fab) Shop, the woodworking facility for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, located in Vancouver’s inner city.

by NationTalk on March 5, 20091297 Views

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Support for Early Years Transition Initiative Announced

FOR RELEASE #09-042
March 2, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Funding for an Early Years Transition Initiative has been announced by Education Minister Patrick Rouble.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009671 Views

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Canada’s Economic Action Plan Delivers New School for Little Red River Cree Nation in Northern Alberta

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Ottawa, Ontario (March 5, 2009) – A new school will benefit First Nations in Fox Lake, Alberta thanks to the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

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Aboriginal Awareness Days & Pow Wow at York University

TORONTO, March 4, 2009 — First Nations dancers in colourful regalia will open Aboriginal Awareness Days and Pow Wow at York University on Thursday, a three-day celebration that will feature traditional singing and dancing, dramatic performances, workshops and film.

by NationTalk on March 5, 20091505 Views

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Eminent Métis Author Maria Campbell Featured as 2009 Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence Distinguished Lecture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB – The UWinnipeg 2009 Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence Distinguished Lecture, features eminent Métis author Maria Campbell on Thursday, March 12, at 7:00 pm in Convocation Hall. Her Lecture, Road Allowance as Muse: Identity and Place is free and open to the public. This annual lecture is followed by a reception.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009782 Views

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Premier Honours Northern Public Service Employees

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For Immediate Release
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March 4, 2009

Office of the Premier
BC Public Service Agency

PRINCE GEORGE – The North’s exceptional BC Public Service employees were the focus of a ceremony this evening hosted by Premier Gordon Campbell, where they received Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Awards acknowledging their creativity and dedication.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009790 Views

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Ontario Students Take Action on Access

TORONTO, March 4 – This week marks the launch of OUSA’s second annual Blue Chair Campaign. The Blue Chair campaign is a grassroots, student lead campaign that seeks to raise awareness around the need to expand access to higher education as an equalizer of economic prosperity and social vitality.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2009737 Views

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Contest Lands Student an Opportunity to Explore Canada’s High Arctic Region

Environment and Conservation
March 4, 2009

A student from Baccalieu Collegiate will join 14 of his peers from across the country for an 11-day adventure in the high Arctic that will focus on the impacts of climate change. Kyle White from Old Perlican is one of this year’s winners of the Northern Experience Contest, sponsored by the Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change (CANDAC), who will participate in an educational expedition to Resolute and Eureka, Nunavut, beginning on April 17.

by NationTalk on March 4, 2009937 Views

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Human Development: A Natural Aboriginal Approach

Francisco Javier Hilario presents a seminar on the concepts of Human Development and the re-empowerment of First Nations peoples. The seminar takes place Friday, March 6, 2009, 3:30-5:00pm, Arts 153 at the University of Saskatchewan. See poster for more details.

by NationTalk on March 4, 2009836 Views

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Aboriginal Adult Literacy Institute & Conference

April 13, 2009

National Indigenous Literacy Association (NILA) in partnership with the University of Winnipeg would like to cordially invite you to participate in the National Aboriginal Adult Literacy Practitioner Institute and Conference. We are proud to be hosting this event on Monday April 13 thru to April 17, 2009. This five day conference is accredited by the University of Winnipeg. There are only 35 spaces available in this professional development event.

by NationTalk on March 4, 20091016 Views

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Is Canada a metis Nation? Author John Ralston Saul Poses Question at Lakehead U Talk

(March 3, 2009 —Thunder Bay, ON) Canada is a metis Nation, says John Ralston Saul in his new book A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada. Co-sponsored by the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives at Lakehead University, and Negahneewin College (Confederation College) Saul visits Lakehead University on Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. to share and explore the ideas of his book. A Fair Country was one of the top non-fiction bestsellers of 2008.

by NationTalk on March 3, 2009903 Views

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AED Partnerships with PBCN, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Northlands College and Canada Safeway Ltd.

News Release – March 3, 2009

The Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (PBCN) brings its well-developed network of economic enterprises into new Aboriginal Employment Development (AED) partnerships with the governments of Saskatchewan and Canada and other partners today in Prince Albert.

by NationTalk on March 3, 20091173 Views

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Workshop Proposes Long-Term Solutions to Northern Ontario Forestry Woes

March 3, 2009 —Thunder Bay, ON) On Wednesday, March 4, through Thursday, March 5, the Northern Ontario Sustainable Communities Partnership (NOSCP) will hold a workshop at the Prince Arthur Hotel, with those affected or influenced by the forest sector situation. The Northern Ontario Sustainable Communities Partnership is an inclusive group coming together in response to the forest industry crisis in Northern Ontario. Participants include northern municipalities, non-governmental organizations, academics, and Aboriginal organizations.

by NationTalk on March 3, 2009789 Views

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Dominion Institute Hosts Creative Writing Workshop Series in High Schools in Five Cree Communities in Northern Ontario

Toronto – February 26, 2009 – The Dominion Institute has successfully completed a unique series of creative writing workshops in high schools across five Cree communities in Northern Ontario. The initiative allowed Ojibwe playwright Drew Hayden Taylor and Cree author Edmund Metatawabin to share their experience as Aboriginal writers with over 320 students in the communities of Moosonee, Moose Factory, Fort Albany, Attawapiskat and Kashechewan.

by NationTalk on March 3, 2009790 Views

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Hydro One Workforce Development Initiative: Invitation to Introduction to the trades sessions March 4, 5/09

This is to advise all SLAAMB Hydro One applicants and others of an exciting new endeavor being sponsored by the Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board and the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council. On March 4th and 5th, SLAAMB and NNEC will be hosting an Introduction to the Trades at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay.

by NationTalk on March 3, 20091517 Views

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Canada’s Economic Action Plan Delivers New School for the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 3, 2009) – A new elementary school will benefit the residents of Deschambault Lake, one of six communities within the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, thanks to the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan (http://www.budget.gc.ca/2009/home-accueil-eng.asp).

by NationTalk on March 3, 20091105 Views

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Canada’s Economic Action Plan Delivers a New School for Birch Narrows First Nation

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 3, 2009) – A new school will benefit the residents of Birch Narrows First Nation, thanks to the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

Rob Clarke, Member of Parliament for Desnethe-Missinipi-Churchill River, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, today announced construction of a K-12 school in partnership with the Government of Saskatchewan and the Birch Narrows First Nation.

by NationTalk on March 3, 2009993 Views

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MFNERC Scholarship Recipients

The MFNERC Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of our annual MFNERC Scholarship Award. Brittany Dorion, Feliciti McLean, Chantell Quill and Frances Ross are well deserving of this award. They are role models and future leaders of our communities.

by NationTalk on March 3, 2009933 Views

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Premier Honours Outstanding Teachers

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For Immediate Release
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March 2, 2009

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Education

VICTORIA – The Province has launched Education Week 2009 by honouring 20 teachers from around the province for their dedication to students and student learning, including beginning and veteran teachers, and those who teach environmental awareness, literacy and healthy living, Premier Gordon Campbell announced today.

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009829 Views

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UPEI partners with Nunavut on unique Inuit Leadership Program

Post date: Monday, March 2, 2009

Two representatives from the Nunavut Department of Education visited UPEI recently to develop plans for a unique Convocation ceremony to take place in Iqaluit on Canada Day. Twenty-one Inuit educators from nine communities scattered across all three regions will receive the first graduate degrees ever offered in their home territory.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091292 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Major Renovation Project for School in Natashquan

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 2, 2009) – The Innu community of Natashquan will benefit from a major school renovation project, thanks to the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of State (Canada Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec), announced today a major renovation and expansion of the Uauitshitun School in Natashquan. Minister Lebel made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-status Indians.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091059 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Major Renovation Project for School in Wemotaci First Nation

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 2, 2009) – The Wemotaci First Nation will benefit from a major school renovation project, thanks to the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of State (Canada Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec), announced today a renovation project for the Seskitin Primary School in Wemotaci. Minister Lebel made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-status Indians.

by NationTalk on March 2, 2009962 Views

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Gathering at the Rapids Pow-Wow Takes Place This March

Posted: 2009-02-27

Algoma University and Sault College along with the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students Association and Native Student Council have worked together organizing a community pow wow to celebrate life long learning. The George Leach Centre, on the Algoma U campus will be the venue for the traditional Anishinaabe Pow-Wow on March 6th, 7th, and 8th 2009.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091617 Views

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Aboriginal Literary Festival – OGAMAS: What We Gather For Each Other Brandon University, October 15-17, 2009

Thu, Feb 26, 2009

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University is delighted to announce the second bi-annual Aboriginal Literary Festival, OGAMAS: What We Gather for Each Other, to take place at Brandon University on the weekend of October 15 to 17, 2009. The Festival will again feature readings, performances and panel discussions by many of Canada’s best Aboriginal authors, as well as guest appearances by several international Indian authors. We are grateful for co-sponsorship by the Brandon Friendship Center, the Manitoba Métis Federation (Southwest Region), and the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091127 Views

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The Queen’s Native Students Association presents… Aboriginal Awareness Week 2009 “Reclaiming Tradition”

Monday March 9: 2pm, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre –

Sharing Circle Facilitated by Frances Derouchie
Take part in a traditional Sharing Circle, a gathering where participants all have an opportunity to speak, share and learn from each other.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091010 Views

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Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Resources & Governments

Established by Osgoode Hall Law School in 1993, the Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Resources & Government is the most ambitious of its kind in North America. It combines rigorous academic experience with challenging placements in the field.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091172 Views

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Visiting Anishinabe Elder Lecture Open To All

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Aboriginal Governance program is pleased to welcome visiting Anishinabe Elder Fred Kelly to campus on Tuesday, March 3, 2009.

by NationTalk on February 26, 20091302 Views

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Media Advisory: Bishop Allen Students Take Fight for Attawapiskat School to Ottawa

February 25, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A group of 47 students from Bishop Allen Academy will personally deliver over 2300 letters to Ottawa tomorrow in support of a new school for students in Attawapiskat.

by NationTalk on February 26, 20091339 Views

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Sun Microsystems and Athabasca University unveil the first Canadian Immersive Technologies for Education Centre of Excellence

February 25, 2009

Initiative showcases 3D classrooms to enhance teaching, learning and collaboration

MARKHAM, ONT– February 19, 2009 — Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc. today announced the creation of the new Immersive Technologies for Education Centre of Excellence (COE) at Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University. A Canadian first, the COE will enable students, teachers, schools and communities to develop innovative and inclusive learning experiences that foster collaboration and interaction.

by NationTalk on February 26, 20092127 Views

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Minister Strahl Delivers Action on First Nation Education

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Burnt Church, New Brunswick, February 26, 2009 – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced a new Grade K-8 school for Burnt Church as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to accelerate infrastructure projects for First Nations under Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

by NationTalk on February 26, 20091008 Views

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Aboriginal Student Achievement Initiative

YELLOWKNIFE (February 25, 2009) – Following the completion of the Aboriginal Education Summit hosted by the Council of Ministers of Education today in Saskatoon, the details of work on an Aboriginal Student Achievement (ASA) Initiative to find the root causes and solutions to improving the success of Aboriginal students were released by the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE).

by NationTalk on February 26, 20091002 Views

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RDEE Canada kicks off 2009 Lauriers de la PME Competition

Ottawa, Feb. 25 – RDEE Canada (the Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité) announces the official launch of the fifth Lauriers de la PME competition, a nationwide event directed at Francophone businesses outside Quebec.

by NationTalk on February 26, 20091158 Views

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AFNQL Chief sees Promising Signs in Education Ministers’ Meeting on First Nations Education

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 25 – Meeting of the Ministers of Education in Saskatoon from February 23 to 25 to discuss strategies with Aboriginal leaders for bridging the persistent gap in educational attainment levels between the First Nations and other Canadian citizens.

by NationTalk on February 26, 2009983 Views

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Brandon Career Symposium

Students, parents and visitors are invited to learn about Assiniboine Community College’s exciting programs at the 23rd annual Brandon Career Symposium March 2-4.

by NationTalk on February 25, 20091128 Views

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ACC to Test Career Trek Program

Feb 24, 2009

BRANDON, MB – After 13 years of programming in the City of Winnipeg, Career Trek Incorporated has expanded its efforts into the Westman Region. Building upon the excitement and partnerships generated the “Career Trek Day” held at Brandon University (BU) and Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in February 2007, a four-weekend Career Trek pilot program will be hosted by BU and ACC on Saturday, February 28, Saturday, March 7, Saturday, March 14 and Saturday March 21, 2009.

by NationTalk on February 25, 20092015 Views

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Working Together to Improve the Educational Achievement of Aboriginal Learners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saskatoon, February 25, 2009 — An historic summit, designed to raise the profile of Aboriginal education, concluded today in Saskatoon. The event was organized by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), and brought together leaders from over 40 national and regional Aboriginal organizations with provincial and territorial ministers of education. A number of Aboriginal affairs ministers were also present.

by NationTalk on February 25, 2009826 Views

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