Ottawa, ON (June 21, 2007) — The Native Women’s Association of Canada is proud that the National Aboriginal Health Organization chose Anna Nelson, NWAC youth council member hailing from the Roseau River Anishinaabe First Nation in Manitoba, as a member of this year’s National Aboriginal Role Model Program.
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June 28, 2007
Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – The First Nations Leadership Council, consisting of the executives of the BC Assembly of First Nations, the First Nations Summit and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, welcomes today’s statements from Premier Gordon Campbell and the joint statement by other provincial and territorial leaders in advance of tomorrow’s National Day of Action.
Canadian Labour Congress’ Hassan Yussuff to Participate in First Nations’ National Day of Action
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 28, 2007) – The Canadian Labour Congress urges the Prime Minister and the government of Canada to mark National Aboriginal Day by responding positively to the First Nations’ action plan to end poverty.
“We add our voices to the calls of the Aboriginal peoples of this country to demand that the government of Canada demonstrates its commitment to eradicate poverty with an honourable agreement that builds on the Assembly of First Nations’ four point action plan,” says Hassan Yussuff, secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress.
WENDAKE, QC, June 28 – Within the scope of the “National Day of Action” on June 29th, the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) wish to inform that it will be distributing, in Quebec City and in Montreal, between 9 h and 11 h, a flier to passers-by to raise the public awareness of Quebecers and Canadians on the key issues which the First Nations are confronted with.
EDMONTON, June 28 – The Alberta Federation of Labour is urging all Albertans to support the First Nations’ National Day of Action, scheduled for tomorrow, June 29th.
AFL President Gil McGowan said today: “The labour movement has always supported movements for social justice, and the struggle of Canada’s aboriginal people is crucial to the future of our country.”
First Nations groups are planning events in several Alberta centers. In Edmonton, marchers will gather at the Baccarat Casino (10128 – 104 Ave) at 11:00 AM, then march to Canada Place for a rally. In Calgary there will be an Awareness Session at Olympic Plaza at 5:00 PM.
McGowan added that labour activists feel a special kinship with native rights advocates: “We both belong to movements in which individuals who by themselves are relatively powerless come together to draw strength from unity.”
For further information: Gil McGowan, President, Bus: (780) 483-3021, Cell: (780) 218-9888
OTTAWA, June 28 – The Métis National Council extends its congratulations to all the elected and acclaimed candidates in the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan election. Although official results will not be posted until later, The MNC extends its sincerest congratulatory sentiments to President-elect Mr. Robert Doucette, and the newly elected Provincial Métis Council. “This election […]
– VIA Rail Suspends Service Friday, June 29th, between Montréal-Toronto and Ottawa-Toronto –
TORONTO, June 28 – VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise customers that in light of the highly anticipated blockages of rail and highway lands, that could be taken as part of the National Day of Action, it has decided to suspend all services and ticket sales for trains on the following routes tomorrow, Friday, June 29th:
TORONTO, June 28 – CAW President Buzz Hargrove will be marching alongside Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine in Ottawa for the First Nations National Day of Action on June 29, calling on government to take steps to eradicate First Nations poverty and find peaceful resolutions to land claims.
“It’s shameful to see anyone in this country living in such third world conditions today,” said Hargrove. Currently, one in four First Nations children live in poverty and more than one third of First Nations households with children are overcrowded.
Manitoba News Release
June 28, 2007
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Treaty Land Entitlement Process Long Overdue: Premier
Premier Gary Doer, along with Ron Evans, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, today announced a commitment to expediting the provincial work on the long-standing Treaty Land Entitlement Framework (TLE) Agreement including completing the transfer to Canada of 1.2 million acres originally identified as TLE land within the next four years.
Hobbema, AB, June 28, 2007. Samson Cree Nation has pledged its support to the intent and purpose of National Day of Action as outlined by the Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine, a day which is designed to raise awareness and support among the general public and the government for urgent action to address First Nations issues. This is an opportunity for First Nations and Canadians to stand together in support of a better life for First Nations citizens and a stronger, harmonious Canada.
‘Just Because Alberta’s Current Politics Can’t Accommodate Our Rights, Doesn’t Mean We Will Not Exercise Our Rights’
EDMONTON, June 28 – Today, Audrey Poitras, President of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) expressed her deep concern about the Alberta Government’s conduct in negotiations with the MNA as well as the government’s plans to implement a unilateral approach on Métis harvesting on July 1st, 2007.
“The Alberta Government has not been negotiating in good faith with the Métis people and does not plan to continue to accommodate Métis harvesting practices throughout this province. Our trust in this government was misplaced. Without question, this is a low point in the history of our longstanding and productive relationship with the Alberta Government,” said Poitras.
OTTAWA, June 28 – (CTF News Service) On Friday, June 29, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation is joining the Assembly of First Nations, other Aboriginal organizations, and hundreds of national, provincial, and community groups across Canada in a National Day of Action, demanding that the Canadian government work in partnership with First Nations to address long-standing issues of justice and fairness.
QUEBEC, June 28 – Contrary to the information broadcasted yesterday on RDI and on CBC’s Website, the Chiefs of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador wish to specify that they will participate fully in the “National Day of Action” on June 29th. As stated in the June 21st Press Release, the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) wish to remind the population that it supports wholeheartedly this day which is intended to raise public awareness in Quebec and across Canada, on the key issues which the First Nations are confronted with.
The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador is the regional organization representing the Chiefs of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador.
For further information: Alain Garon, Communication and Information Officer, AFNQL, (418) 842-5020, Cell.: (418) 956-5720
ORILLIA, ON, June 28 – Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino will be available to speak with the media and answer questions about traffic-related issues surrounding the National Day of Action planned for June 29.
For further information: Contact: Bruce O’Neill, Corporate Communications Bureau, Ontario Provincial Police, (705) 329-6879
TORONTO, June 28 – (National Day of Action – March of Solidarity) The Northern Superior First Nations issues a call to action for First Nation citizens, Canadian citizens and corporations, to stand with one another to insist that the Government of Canada take action to the crisis in First Nation communities. First Nations peoples will no longer accept the status quo. First Nation citizens have been subject to repeated attempts by the Government of Canada to forcibly assimilate us and erase our identities. Regardless of these colonial tactics, we have survived as First Nation peoples… we are still standing, we still stand strong.
WHITEHORSE – Northern Ministers responsible for the Status of Women are disappointed with the recent federal announcement of an additional $56 million over five years for family violence prevention programs and services on Indian Act reserves.
TORONTO, June 27 – VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise passengers that its services in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada may be impacted by a possible blockade of rail lines that could be undertaken as part of the National Day of Action on June 29, 2007.
OTTAWA, June 27 – I am aware of public statements in recent days about intentions to disrupt traffic during the National day of Action in support of First Nations on June 29th. While these comments have been widely reported they are isolated comments and do not reflect the position of the Assembly of First Nations, or the many First Nations across the country, who have organized peaceful and positive events that are inclusive of all Canadians.
ORILLIA, ON, June 27 – On Friday, June 29, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has called for a day of peaceful demonstrations and rallies to raise public awareness about aboriginal issues in Canada. Numerous legitimate protests and information and educational events are expected across Ontario, including activities that may interrupt normal travel and traffic flow.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is actively working with many involved communities and organizations to support peaceful events and legitimate forms of protest. With a responsibility to preserve public safety and maintain order, the OPP is calling on those involved not to jeopardize public peace or endanger anyone.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 27, 2007) – Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Jean-Daniel Lafond will conduct a State visit to Brazil from July 6 to July 15, 2007. At the request of the Prime Minister, the Governor General will represent Canada and lead a delegation of Canadians representing youth, culture and international development to Salvador, Brasilia and Sao Paulo. The visit will conclude in Rio de Janeiro where Their Excellencies will attend the official opening of the XV Pan American Games and support Canadian athletes during the competitions.
KAHNAWAKE, QC, June 27 – Some 250 delegates representing Indigenous women from 17 countries in North, Central and South America will gather in Kahnawake July 9 to 11, 2007, for the Fifth Continental Meeting of Indigenous Women of the Americas.
Journalists are invited to participate in this meeting, which is organized by the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas in collaboration with Quebec Native Women Inc. and Rights & Democracy. Conferences and plenary sessions will explore the theme “Restoring Our Balance” through discussions on human rights and international legal instruments, Indigenous women’s health, violence in the three Americas, intellectual property issues and entrepreneurship.
Key media opportunities include the opening ceremony at 1 p.m. on July 9 and the closing ceremony at 5 p.m. on July 11.
For media accreditation and more information, please visit www.faq-qnw.org/5conti
For further information: Media contacts: Caroline Nepton Hotte, Quebec Native Women, (450) 632-0088, ext. 227, email@example.com; Steve Smith, Rights & Democracy, (514) 898-4157, firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMBERTOU, NS, June 27 – The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, the Honourable Judy Streatch, Nova Scotia Minister of Community Services and Minister responsible for the Disabled Persons’ Commission Act, the Honourable Michael Baker, Nova Scotia Minister of Finance and Aboriginal Affairs and Chief Lawrence Paul, President, Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services of Nova Scotia today announced that their respective governments have agreed to work together to introduce early intervention/prevention services for First Nations Child and Family Services on reserves in Nova Scotia.
Nominations open for 2008 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards! Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor TORONTO/ONTARIO/MEDIA ADVISORY–(June 27, 2007) – We’re Back! It’s been 10-years since Toronto hosted the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards (NAAA), and what better way to return than to hold Canada’s premier Aboriginal […]
Attention all Métis People in Ontario who were served by the Ontario Métis and Aboriginal Association (OMAA) for Training and Labour Market Services. This includes Métis Members of OMAA and members of the Canadian Métis Council.
The Government of Canada is seeking proposals from organizations who are willing to provide Training and Labour Market Services to the individuals who self identify as being part of the above noted group. These services were formally provided to this group by OMAA which has recently ceased operations.
OTTAWA, June 26 – Please be advised that the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians will be available to the media with The Honourable Michael Baker, Nova Scotia Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, The Honourable Judy Streatch, Nova Scotia Minister of Community Services and Minister Responsible for the Disabled Person’s Commission, Chief Lawrence Paul, President Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services of Nova Scotia and Joan Gloade, Executive Director, Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services of Nova Scotia regarding First Nations child and family services in Nova Scotia.
Membertou Trade and Convention Centre
50 Maillard Street,
Membertou, Nova Scotia
When: Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Time: 3 p.m.
For further information: Deirdra McCracken, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Jim Prentice, (819) 997-0002; INAC Media Relations, (819) 953-1160
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FORT SIMPSON, NT – June 25 — Some 500 Dehcho Dene will gather here tomorrow morning under the Arbour at the historic Papal Grounds to begin a week of tradition, culture, serious discussion, and deep decision-making at the 15th Dehcho Annual Assembly.
Calgary, Alberta, June 25, 2007…Treaty 7 Chiefs Association’s Grand Chief, Charles Weaselhead is appalled to learn that yet another instance of racism and stereotyping of First Nations people has occurred within Southern Alberta in the past two weeks. Carewest, a specialized continuing care centre in Calgary, had on display a doll that was supposed to be depicting a western theme for the upcoming Calgary Stampede. But instead, the images that were broadcasted just yesterday were something that has shaken the First Nations community with frustration, anger and sadness.
CORNER BROOK, NL, June 25 – Women of the Métis Nation (WMN) is hopeful after the National Aboriginal Women’s Summit. At the closing of the summit on June 22, each of the national Aboriginal organizations, representatives from the provincial and territorial governments, and the federal government joined Premier Williams in committing to work with the […]
June 20, 2008 – Vancouver, British Columbia
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Avanti Mining Inc. (CNQ:AVMI) (“Avanti”) today announced it signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire an undivided, 100% direct interest in the Kitsault molybdenum mine and surrounding mineral tenures, located in northern British Columbia, from Aluminerie Lauralco, Inc. (“ALI”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alcoa, Inc. The purchase price is US$20 million. In addition, ALI can elect (within 90 days of Avanti delivering a feasibility study) to receive (a) a further US$10 million in cash or in Avanti shares at commercial production; or, (b) a 1% net smelter royalty on future production. This acquisition is subject to due diligence by Avanti and to regulatory approval with closing expected to occur within 120 days.
Ottawa, ON (June 21, 2007) – Aboriginal women’s leaders are taking a stand against violence. In a strong show of solidarity today at the National Aboriginal Women’s Summit in Corner Brook, Newfoundland Labrador, the message of mounting violence was loud and clear, “We are not going to take it anymore. The violence must stop!” Native […]
St. John’s, NL (June 7, 2007) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, with support from the Government of Canada, are pleased to partner in co-hosting the first ever National Aboriginal Women’s Summit scheduled for June 20 to 22 at the Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and […]
(Toronto, ON) June 20, 2007 – The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business is proud to announce that they are ready to receive nominations for the next group of laureates to be named to the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame.“CCAB’s Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame pays tribute to outstanding business leaders of the past and […]
OTTAWA, June 18, 2007 – The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, today announced more than $33 million in funding over three years for the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC). The funds will enable the Association to continue managing and offering programs for urban Aboriginal young people through […]
‘JUSTICE AT LAST’ MUST BE ‘JUSTICE FOR ALL’ OTTAWA, June 14 – Today, Clément Chartier, President of the Métis National Council (MNC) called on the Harper Government to begin work with the Métis Nation in order to develop and implement a Métis-specific process to resolve outstanding Métis claims from Ontario westward. President Chartier congratulated the […]
OTTAWA, June 14 – Women of the Métis Nation is pleased to announce that it will be an active participant in the upcoming National Aboriginal Women’s Summit to be held from June 20th to June 22nd in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. Women of the Métis Nation will be sending ten delegates to participate in […]
For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON (June 11, 2007) – Mary Eberts and Yvonne Boyer, Legal Advisors to the Native Women’s Association of Canada, will present tomorrow to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development on their continued review of Bill C-44 and the repeal of section 67, An Act to […]
OTTAWA, June 8 – The Métis National Council strongly supports recommendation by three federal departments that Canada should take a leading role in adopting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. According to the international human rights watchdog Amnesty International, Canadian officials within the departments of Indian Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Defence […]
Ottawa, Ontario (June 7, 2007) – More than a month ago, the Native Women’s Association of Canada sent a letter detailing issues of grave concern to the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Jim Prentice, regarding the turn of events the Matrimonial Real Property (MRP) initiative has taken. The Minister has not responded […]
Ottawa, Ontario (June 7, 2007) – An update on the Kelly Morrisseau homicide was delivered this morning by the Gatineau Police in collaboration with the Assembly of First Nations, Crime Stoppers and members of the Morrisseau family. The reward offered for information related to her murder was increased to $4,000 and members of the corporate […]
First quarter, 2007 results refl ect our decision to direct cash fl ow to our Fort Belknap, Montana exploration play as opposed to production additions through drilling. This put us in a very competitive position for our April, 2007 land sale at Fort Belknap but sales volumes declined 23 percent to 818 BOE/d compared to Q1 2006 and combined with lower gas prices dropped oil and gas revenue from $4.3 million to $2.2 million and cash fl ow from $1.9 million to $0.9 million ($0.01 per share). A $436,190 hedging liability (unrealized) was booked at March 31, 2007; gas prices have recovered since then and the current hedging position is only mildly negative.
(Toronto, ON) May 10, 2007 – Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, long-time home of the Canadian Open and headquarters of the Royal Canadian Golf Association, will once again host the annual Ontario golf tournament of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) on Monday, May 28, 2007.“We are expecting a great turn-out this […]
Ottawa, ON (May 9, 2007) – Beverley Jacobs, President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, will present before the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development tomorrow in reviewing Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act.When: Thursday, May 10, 2007, 13:00 EDT Where: Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and […]
News Release FOR RELEASE May 9, 2007 – 8:00 a.m., AST Saint John, New Brunswick – New Brunswick Workforce Connex, an innovative and results-driven forum to address the province’s pending skills shortage, is being held today at the Delta Brunswick in Saint John. For the first time, many employers will learn about their ability to […]