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Monitoring the Social Impacts of Diamond Mining in NWT Aboriginal Communities – Sep 25, 2008

JAMES HELLER

The express purpose of socio-economic agreements between the Government of the Northwest Territories (NWT) and diamond mining companies is to monitor and promote the social, cultural and economic well being of NWT people, particularly the predominantly aboriginal communities neighbouring the mines. To fulfill this purpose, annual monitoring reports identify local trends to help communities, governments and companies to better plan and develop mitigation measures…

4:10 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

http://www.environment.utoronto.ca/SeminarSeries.aspx

On Campus : St. George » Bahen Centre for Information Technology » 40 St. George Street » 1210

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Introducing the CANDAC IPY Northern Experience Contest!

TORONTO September 24, 2008

The Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change (CANDAC) is holding a contest for students and teachers across Canada. Winners will participate in the Northern Experience Program – an 11-day educational expedition to Resolute and Eureka, Nunavut in April 2009. This experience of a lifetime has openings for 15 students and 6 teachers!

by NationTalk on September 24, 20081125 Views

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AMP Camp 2009 Applications now Available

September 24, 2008

Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program is now accepting applications for AMP Camp 2009. The latest installment of this music development project for Aboriginal artists from across Canada will take place March 1-6, 2009 at the Misty Lake Lodge in Manitoba.

by NationTalk on September 24, 20081766 Views

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Book Published by AU Press Nominated for Prestigious International Prize

September 24, 2008

Athabasca University is pleased to announce The Importance of Being Monogamous by Sarah Carter has been named to the long list for the Cundill International Prize in History. The book is a co-publication of Athabasca University Press and the University of Alberta Press.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008966 Views

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Initial Planning Begins for National Aboriginal Education Summit in Saskatchewan

News Release – September 24, 2008

A summit on First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education will take place in Saskatchewan next year, announced Education Minister Ken Krawetz and Advanced Education, Employment and Labour Minister Rob Norris after the recent Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC) meeting in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

by NationTalk on September 24, 20081018 Views

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Aboriginal Youth Complete Innovative Internship Program

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008ALMD0057-001371
Sept. 10, 2008

Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development
BC Public Service Agency

VICTORIA – Fifteen Aboriginal youth were honoured today for successfully completing the first year of the Aboriginal Youth Internship Program, said Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

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$5-million Boost for Keyano College

Syncrude today announced a $5-million donation to Keyano College to support expanded program offerings and further growth of educational opportunities in the Wood Buffalo region.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008916 Views

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School District 48 Named to Better Reflect Region

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008EDUC0110-001438
Sept. 22, 2008

Ministry of Education

SQUAMISH – The Howe Sound school district is being renamed the Sea to Sky school district to better reflect the communities it serves, West Vancouver-Garibaldi MLA Joan McIntyre announced today.

by NationTalk on September 24, 2008906 Views

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Two Faces of Poverty: Indigenous Peoples and Women

Posted Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The University of Winnipeg’s Global College is hosting an important conference in November based on the report of the United Nations Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008994 Views

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Ministers Advance Learn Canada 2020 Priorities

94th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)
Fredericton, New Brunswick – September 22-23, 2008

Fredericton, September 23, 2008 – Education ministers committed today to meeting with First Nation, Métis, and Inuit leaders from across Canada to address Aboriginal education. Ministers were in Fredericton, New Brunswick, for the 94th meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), where they worked on key education priorities including Aboriginal education, literacy, and postsecondary education funding, as outlined in their April 2008 ministerial declaration, Learn Canada 2020.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081152 Views

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Province to Match Funding for Raise-A-Reader Campaign

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008OTP0230-001433
Sept. 23, 2008

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Education

PENTICTON – For the fifth consecutive year, the Province will match all donations raised during CanWest’s Raise-a-Reader campaign in B.C., Premier Gordon Campbell announced today.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008846 Views

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Call for Nominations 2009 National Award for Excellence In Mental Health and Addictions Initiatives

The Kaiser Foundation is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2009 National Awards for Excellence Program in mental health and addictions initiatives.

by NationTalk on September 23, 2008869 Views

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Aquaculture Job & Career Fair in Campbell River

September 19, 2008
MHC Release
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Ken Crewe: 250.850.3276 (7248)

Campbell River – Every two years Campbell River has the good fortune to host the Aquaculture Pacific Exchange Trade Show at Strathcona Gardens. This year, the trade show brings something new – a Job and Career Fair at 1:30 – 3:30 pm on Friday September 26, 2008.

by NationTalk on September 23, 20081332 Views

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Record Number of Graduate Student Spaces Filled

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008ALMD0062-001431
Sept. 22, 2008
Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development

VICTORIA – British Columbia is experiencing record numbers of graduate students, thanks to the highest level of government investments ever, announced Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

by NationTalk on September 22, 2008771 Views

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Aboriginal Government: Giving Effect to our Constitutional Commitments

The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair of the College of Law, The Native Law Centre and the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

present a conference on

ABORIGINAL GOVERNMENT: GIVING EFFECT TO OUR CONSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENTS

Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, 2008

College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

by NationTalk on September 22, 2008960 Views

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VIU Student Finds Niche in Community

You never know what will change your life direction. It may be a big event or it may be a quiet moment; for Neila Sinkewicz, a fourth-year Vancouver Island University (VIU) student, it was a class. In 2004, Sinkewicz moved to Nanaimo from Regina, Saskatchewan to pursue a degree in Criminology with the hopes of one day opening her own loss prevention company.

by NationTalk on September 22, 2008925 Views

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Rise in Apprentice Numbers Leads to More Government Funding

News Release – September 19, 2008

As the number of apprentices in Saskatchewan grows with the province’s thriving economy, government announced an additional $3.5 million investment in the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) to train and certify skilled tradespeople.

by NationTalk on September 22, 2008783 Views

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Clifford LaRocque named to the Order of the Métis Nation

OTTAWA (Sept. 17, 2008) – Saskatchewan Métis leader Clifford LaRocque has been named to the Order of the Métis Nation, the highest honour bestowed by the Métis National Council.

by NationTalk on September 22, 20082543 Views

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OPP Accolade Awards Recognize Exceptional Performance and Achievement Among its Members

BARRIE, ON, Sept. 19 – The Ontario Provincial Police will be recognizing some of its most distinguished members at the 6th annual Accolade Awards in Barrie on Monday, September 22, 2008.

by NationTalk on September 21, 20089361 Views

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Skills Canada NWT Call for Volunteers

September 18, 2008

Skills Canada NWT is looking for volunteers to get involved with events and programs that give youth a chance to learn about skilled trades and technology.

Skills Canada NWT is a registered charity whose mission is to promote careers in skilled trades and technology for youth. We do this through a number of exciting programs such as Skills Clubs, Youth Conferences, Territorial Skills Competitions, and more.

by NationTalk on September 21, 2008859 Views

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UVic Announces Winners of the 2008 VERA Awards

Date: September 18, 2008

Life is Good in the CRD, Thanks to Senior Volunteers

Five seniors who have spent decades improving the lives of others in the capital region will receive the University of Victoria Centre on Aging’s 2008 Valued Elder Recognition Award (VERA) on Sunday, September 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. The 2008 VERA recipients are:

by NationTalk on September 21, 20081029 Views

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Recognize a Local Volunteer for Exceptional Community Efforts

September 19, 2008

Nomination deadline is September 26

Edmonton… The Wild Rose Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2008 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards. The nomination deadline is September 26.

The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards recognize extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer efforts and achievements have contributed to the well-being of their community and fellow community members. The awards are presented each year to six individuals in the categories of youth, adult and senior.

by NationTalk on September 20, 2008880 Views

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Province Moves Forward with Construction of 18 New Schools in Calgary and Edmonton

Company’s bid will save Alberta taxpayers $118 million
Edmonton… The Government of Alberta has signed an agreement with BBPP Alberta Schools Limited, to design, build, finance and maintain 18 new state-of-the-art schools in Calgary and Edmonton through a public-private partnership (P3).

by NationTalk on September 20, 20081489 Views

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Grand Opening of Aboriginal House at the University of Manitoba

GRAND OPENING OF ABORIGINAL HOUSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Posted Friday, September 19, 2008

New facility includes Access programs, student centre, place for Elders and a Circle Room.

Aboriginal House has opened, much to the delight of students, staff and faculty who have moved in and are now able to use the facility. Built at a cost of $6.7 million, the 15,000 square foot facility signifies the commitment and mutual respect shared between the University of Manitoba and the Aboriginal community. It is a gathering place for Aboriginal students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as the campus and community at large.

by NationTalk on September 20, 20081227 Views

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Government Funds New High School for La Ronge

News Release – September 18, 2008

The community of La Ronge celebrated today when Education Minister Ken Krawetz announced more than $17 million in government funding for a significant renovation and addition to the Churchill Community High School. The Northern Lights School Division 113 will provide the remaining funds for the project, which is expected to cost approximately $22 million.

by NationTalk on September 20, 2008796 Views

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Brief submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultations 2008: Canada’s Crisis in Advanced Skills

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. ACCC is the national and international voice of Canada’s 150 community colleges, institutes of technology, university-colleges, polytechnics and cégeps1. With campuses in 1,000 urban and rural communities, 1.5 million learners, and 60,000 educators, these institutions play a pivotal role in ensuring that Canada’s labour force remains robust, competent and competitive. The education they provide draws students equally from all socio-economic quarters, and targets preparation for employment and workforce development.

by NationTalk on September 20, 2008982 Views

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$5 Million Strengthens Programs to Help Kids Succeed

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008CFD0041-001418
Sept. 18, 2008

Ministry of Children and Family Development

NANAIMO – The provincial government has delivered another $5-million grant to its early childhood development partnership with Success By 6 as part of the ongoing commitment to support the healthy growth and development of young children, announced Children and Family Development Minister Tom Christensen today.

by NationTalk on September 19, 2008904 Views

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Media Advisory – Education Ministers to Meet in Fredericton

TORONTO, Sept. 18 – Education ministers will meet in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on Monday and Tuesday, September 22 and 23, 2008, where they will discuss shared priorities in education such as literacy, Aboriginal education, and postsecondary capacity. Their meeting will be led by the Honourable Kelly Lamrock, Chair of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and Minister of Education for New Brunswick.

by NationTalk on September 19, 2008882 Views

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Aboriginal Headstart on Reserve Celebrating 10 Years of Success

October 29-30, 2008
Saskatoon, SK

• Culture and Language
• Nutrition
• Education
• Social Support
• Family and Parental Involvement
• Health Promotion

by NationTalk on September 19, 20081023 Views

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New Degrees Offer More Choices for B.C. Students

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008ALMD0061-001420
Sept. 18, 2008

Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development

VICTORIA – The Province continues to provide access to a quality post-secondary education for students to study closer to home in B.C. by introducing three new degree programs, announced Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

by NationTalk on September 18, 2008749 Views

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Call for Nominations – Sharing the Flame: Recognizing Excellence in Learning

Oct. 15, 2008

Ottawa ON

Event Description
The Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) is seeking nominations for its second annual recognition program, Sharing the Flame: Recognizing Excellence in Learning.

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WIPC:E 2008 – World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference: Education 2008

Dec. 7-11, 2008

To be held on the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation, Melbourne, Australia

Event Description
The central theme for 2008 will be Indigenous Education in the 21st Century – Respecting Tradition, Shaping the Future. Sub-themes have also been developed, with each day focusing on a particular theme.

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CASA calls on leaders to support Access Agenda for Post-Secondary Education

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Ottawa, ON – CASA calls on national leaders to address a mounting crisis: An overwhelming majority of job opportunities created in Canada each year require a post-secondary credential, yet this landmark level of demand for skilled workers far exceeds the production capacity of the current Canadian post-secondary education system.

by NationTalk on September 17, 20081018 Views

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Five Aboriginal Medical Students Recipients Of New Scholarship: Ministers

Manitoba News Release
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September 17, 2008

The Manitoba government is providing $35,000 to award five scholarships of $7,000 to Aboriginal students who want to become doctors, Advanced Education and Literacy Minister Diane McGifford and Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today.

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First Peoples Vote can Move Issues Higher on Canada’s Agenda

NIPISSING FIRST NATION, ON, Sept. 17 – First Nations could have a greater impact in the upcoming general election than ever before, says Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief John Beaucage.

by NationTalk on September 17, 20081017 Views

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University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section Keynote Address Presentation By: Romeo Saganash

Accompanying article from Le Devoir

Good morning everyone, Acting Dean Gervais, Distinguished Professors and Students, Ladies and Gentlemen:

It is a great pleasure and honour to be with you on this opening day of the Faculty of Law’s 2008 orientation. Thank you for inviting me to give this Keynote Address. I would like to warmly congratulate all students here today and wish you success, as you embark on a challenging and stimulating journey in the field of law.

by NationTalk on September 17, 20081047 Views

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New Website to Engage Young Canadians in Human Rights Issues

September 16, 2008

Edmonton… Youth have a new interactive tool to encourage learning and dialogue about human rights issues affecting Canadians.

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VIU Invites Community to Celebrate University Designation

Vancouver Island University is marking its historic journey towards university designation with a special week-long celebration September 22 to 26.

Community members and VIU students, retirees, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to attend a series of community barbeques at VIU’s Nanaimo campus, and at regional campuses in Powell River, Parksville-Qualicum and Duncan.

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Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture Opens

The University of Manitoba’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture (CCWOC), the first centre of its kind in Canada, opened on September 10.

by NationTalk on September 16, 2008932 Views

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Statistics Canada – National Apprenticeship Survey

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Nationally, 88% of apprentices who completed their program were employed, compared with 82% of those who did not finish. Those who completed were also more likely to have full-time jobs and receive substantially higher wages.

by NationTalk on September 16, 20081393 Views

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Saskatchewan Youth Award Presented

News Release – September 15, 2008

Premier Brad Wall presented the Saskatchewan Youth Award to six young people in Regina today.

Established in 2006, this is the first provincial award to recognize Saskatchewan citizens ages 15 to 24 who have made valuable contributions to the province and demonstrated outstanding achievement.

by NationTalk on September 16, 20081222 Views

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Moving Forward With Mandatory Treaty Education

News Release – September 15, 2008

The Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC), Ministry of Education and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) made a formal commitment to moving mandatory Treaty education forward today at St. Augustine Community School in Regina. They introduced two new resources: Kindergarten to Grade 6 Teaching Treaties in the Classroom and Treaty Essential Learnings (TELs).

by NationTalk on September 16, 20081046 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal directors start training with NSI & APTN

Sept. 15, 2008 – Six directors from Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia have been chosen for NSI Storytellers director phase – 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 September 15, 20081019 Views

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High School Skilled Trades Program Expands to 35 More Schools

Education
Natural Resources
September 15, 2008

With an additional investment of $750,000 in Budget 2008, the Futures in Skilled Trades and Technology program will be expanded to an additional 35 schools across the province. Today, the Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, was at Templeton Academy in Meadows to tour the school’s design room which has been refurbished to a modern fabrication suite. Minister Burke also viewed the new state-of-the-art equipment recently shipped to the school.

by NationTalk on September 15, 2008963 Views

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Province Supports Employment Programs For Youth At Risk

September 15, 2008

More youth will complete high school and college programs while learning job skills, Education Minister Peter Bjornson announced today.

by NationTalk on September 15, 2008876 Views

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Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language and Education

Mission Statement

The Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language and Education (CIRCLE) strives to facilitate the research, and delivery of linguistic and cultural materials of the First Peoples of North America as well as all Canadians. A special focus is on cultural expressions linked with music and language, both for Aboriginal Canadians and other indigenous people.

by NationTalk on September 15, 2008959 Views

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NAIT celebrates its cultural diversity with Aboriginal Awareness Week

September 11, 2008

WHAT: The week-long celebration kicks off with opening ceremonies on Monday September 15. Dr Sam Shaw, NAIT’s President and CEO will award the Dr. Thelma Chalifoux award this year to Walter Bonaise. The opening ceremonies will finish off with a drum circle event. Canadian Aboriginal Music Award winners Asani will also be performing, including singing the national anthem in English, Cree and French. http://www.asani.org/association.aspx

by NationTalk on September 14, 20081169 Views

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Carleton Showcases Its Latest Aboriginal Initiative

September 12th

Carleton University has created an Aboriginal Vision Committee that will help increase awareness and participation of Aboriginal people on the university campus.

by NationTalk on September 14, 20081077 Views

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En’owkin Centre AGM

“Honouring Academic Pursuit: Syilx/Okanagan Scholars”

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
En’owkin Centre, Penticton, B.C.

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm with supper being served!

by NationTalk on September 13, 20081300 Views

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Federal Election: The First Nations Call for A Debate on the Under-funding of their Education

GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 12 – Near 300 parents, children and Chiefs from the First Nations communities in Quebec are going to the office Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) to denounce the dramatic situation caused by the chronic under-funding of First Nations education. They want funding for First Nations education to become a priority of the federal elections.

by NationTalk on September 12, 20081231 Views

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