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Lytton First Nation Press Release: Lytton Ferry Dispute Update

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2007

(Lytton, BC) Lytton First Nation is deeply disappointed that the Provincial Government saw fit to send junior ministerial officials to address the growing crisis in Lytton, B.C.

The junior government official’s presentation to the community only served to shift the safety concerns from the CN Railway Bridge to an ill conceived plan to restore the full-service operating of the Lytton Ferry by way of VSA Highway Maintenance management staff undertaking a one day training course to operate the ferry on a full time basis.

by NationTalk on July 13, 20071145 Views

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Minister to Visit First Nations Communities

Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat
(07/07/13)
NB 906

July 13, 2007

FREDERICTON (CNB) – As a follow-up to the historic bilateral agreement signed between the Province and New Brunswick’s 15 First Nations communities, Ed Doherty, Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, will visit all 15 First Nations communities in the weeks ahead.

by NationTalk on July 13, 2007973 Views

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Canada’s New Government invests in Partnerships between Industry and Aboriginal People

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 13, 2007 — The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced an investment of $105 million over five years for new partnership projects across Canada. These projects will help Aboriginal people gain new skills and employment opportunities, and will help industry to meet its demand for skilled workers.

by NationTalk on July 13, 20071081 Views

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Niskamoon Graduation and Golf Tournament, Belvedere Club, Val d’Or, Quebec Remarks by Deputy Grand Chief Ashley Iserhoff

Date: 2007-07-12

Good evening, I hope all of you had a wonderful day golfing. Today, we are here to celebrate together the work of Niskamoon in our communities, and also to congratulate the recent graduates of a Niskamoon sponsored training in the Automated Systems Electro-Mechanics, Industrial Construction and Maintenance Mechanics, and Linemen programs. It is with great pleasure that I on behalf of the Grand Council of the Crees and the Cree Nation congratulate you on your success.

by NationTalk on July 13, 20071122 Views

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A Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario

Get involved in activities calling to End Child & Family Poverty in Canada. Take action! September 19 – October 17, 2006.

Ontario Campaign 2000 Discussion Paper. July 2007.
Authors: Jacquie Maund (Campaign 2000), Sarah Blackstock (Income Security Advocacy Centre), Greg deGroot -Maggetti (Citizens for Public Justice), Sara Farrell (Toronto Public Health), Elizabeth Ablett (Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care). Thanks to Marvyn Novick for his work on a national poverty reduction strategy.

This report calls on all Ontario political parties to commit to a “Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario” as they finalize their party platforms for the October election.

>> A Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario. July 13, 2007. [pdf, 14, 326KB].

by NationTalk on July 13, 2007993 Views

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Canada’s New Government Participates in Events Marking the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(July 12, 2007) – The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today represented the Government of Canada at international events in Belgium marking the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Minister Thompson was joined for the events by the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians; Ambassador Laurette Glasgow, Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of Belgium and to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; and Vice-Admiral Glenn Davidson, military representative of Canada to NATO.

by NationTalk on July 13, 20071867 Views

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Status of Women Ministers Commit to Advancing the Lives of Aboriginal Women and Girls

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Executive Council
July 12, 2007

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers (FPT) Responsible for the Status of Women have concluded their 26th annual meeting with unanimous agreement to promote women’s economic security and safety and to improve the situation of Inuit, First Nations and Métis women in Canada.

by NationTalk on July 13, 20071160 Views

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Commissioner of Official Languages Releases Health Care Audit of Four Federal Institutions

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(July 12, 2007) – The Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, calls upon the federal government to provide health services in the official language of choice of patients in its care. He made this appeal today following the release of an audit that examines the extent to which four institutions-Health Canada, Veterans Affairs Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Correctional Service Canada-comply with the Official Languages Act when they are required to provide health care directly to certain groups or communities.

by NationTalk on July 13, 2007998 Views

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URGENT – All First Nations Support Lytton First Nation

For Immediate Release – July 12, 2007

(Vancouver/Coast Salish Territory – July 12, 2007) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is urgently calling all First Nations to immediately offer support the Lytton First Nation. The UBCIC urges all First Nations to immediately offer evidence of written support in the form of letters and resolutions to the Provincial Government and the BCGEU and/or cash/in-kind donations. In the event the situation escalates, we request that First Nations immediately organize solidarity actions such as demonstrations, rallies or simultaneous road closures in their respective territories, and/or send support delegations to Lytton to assist the Lytton First Nation.

by NationTalk on July 13, 20071133 Views

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Canada’s Success Tied to the Success of Aboriginal Canadians: Dion

July 12, 2007 Speech: Building on our Successes: A Future of Hope for Canada’s First Nations OTTAWA – The Conservative government must honour its moral obligation to help Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples realize their full potential to ensure they and the country as a whole succeed, Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion said today. “Canada cannot pass on […]

by NationTalk on July 13, 20071116 Views

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Media Advisory: Indigenous Women from 17 Countries to Protest Canada’s Opposition to the Adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(July 12, 2007) –

Friday, July 13, 2007
11 AM
Media can meet the women at Knights of Columbus Hall
Main Street, Kahnawake

Indigenous women from 17 countries across North, Central and South America will march in Kahnawake, under the Mercier bridge, tomorrow at 11:00 am as a symbolic protest against the Government of Canada’s opposition to the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The march comes on the eve of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to Latin America next week. Canada and Russia were the only two countries to vote against the Declaration at the Human Rights Council in Geneva in June 2006 and the Canadian government continues to oppose its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly.

by NationTalk on July 13, 2007989 Views

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Province To Host Forum Focused On Building Leadership Capacity Of Aboriginal Women

News Release – July 12, 2007

Minister responsible for Status of Women Judy Junor announced today that the province will host a gathering of women from Northern Saskatchewan this fall aimed at building the leadership capacity of Aboriginal women in northern communities.

by NationTalk on July 13, 2007933 Views

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Norman Wells Framework Agreement – 11/7/2007

The Norman Wells Self-Government Framework Agreement was signed by the Government of Canada, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Norman Wells Land Corporation on June 13, 2007.

The Framework Agrement lays out a negotiations schedule to achieve a self-government agreement for Sahtu Dene and Metis members of the Norman Wells Land Corporation.

by NationTalk on July 12, 2007911 Views

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Manitoba To Host Next Annual Meeting Of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible For The Status Of Women

July 11, 2007

Manitoba will lead discussions on issues facing women during next year’s annual meeting of ministers responsible for the status of women, Labour and Immigration Minister Nancy Allan, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today. The meeting is schedule for September 2008.

by NationTalk on July 12, 20071135 Views

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Province Helps Secure Future Of Georgian Bay Ferry Service

News Release
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
July 11, 2007 – 158

Chi-Cheemaun Engine Retrofit Keeps “Big Canoe” On Lake Huron For Next 25 Years

SUDBURY – Ontario’s M/S Chi-Cheemaun will continue to ply the waters of Georgian Bay for at least another 25 years thanks to a major provincial investment in the ship’s engine retrofit, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

by NationTalk on July 11, 2007987 Views

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Important KRMA Extraordinary General Meeting Notification

Kootenay Region Metis Association

Kootenay Region Métis Association (KRMA)
Members

Please be advised that a KRMA Extraordinary General Meeting has been authorized, as per the KRMA Constitution and bylaws on Saturday, July 28th, 2007 located in Cranbrook, BC. The KRMA Extraordinary General Meeting will be held at the Knox Presbyterian Church located at:

2100 3rd Street South
Cranbrook, BC
(off Victoria Drive)

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26th Annual Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Ministers responsible for the Status of Women Iqaluit, Nunavut – July 10-11, 2007

NEWS RELEASE
Ref: 830-916/004

IQALUIT, Nunavut , July 11, 2007 – Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers (FPT) Responsible for the Status of Women concluded their 26 th annual meeting, agreeing to promote women’s economic self-sufficiency, safety and security, and to work toward improving the situation of Inuit, First Nations and Métis women in Canada.

The meeting was co-chaired by the federal Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, and Nunavut’s Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq.

by NationTalk on July 11, 20071120 Views

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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada Identifies Problems with Train Operations on Extreme Mountain Territory

(Gatineau, Quebec, July 11, 2007) – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its final investigation report (R05V0141) today into the Canadian National (CN) train derailment near Squamish, British Columbia, on August 5, 2005. Nine cars derailed, including one tank car that ruptured, spilling approximately 40 000 litres of sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda, into the Cheakamus River. The spill killed over 500 000 fish from 10 different species and caused extensive environmental damage. The Board investigation revealed that a number of causes and contributing factors led to the derailment, and uncovered safety deficiencies in the Canadian railway transportation system, some of which still need to be addressed.

by NationTalk on July 11, 20071145 Views

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Northern Youth Roundtable To Address Gang Violence In The North

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July 11, 2007

Youth representatives from the isolated Island Lake region of Manitoba are wrapping up meetings in Winnipeg today as part of the Northern Youth Roundtable, organized by Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Eric Robinson.  The two-day gathering is intended to generate new ideas for dealing with the inter-related issues of gang violence, poverty, lack of opportunity and suicide in the north.

by NationTalk on July 11, 2007883 Views

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Assembly of First Nations’ 28th Annual General Assembly – “Exercising our Rights and Accountability”, Halifax, Nova Scotia – July 10-12, 2007 – Final day is tomorrow, Thursday, July 12, 2007

OTTAWA, July 11 – Over 1,000 Chiefs, delegates, and observers from across Canada have gathered at the AFN’s 28th Annual General Assembly at the World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Tomorrow is the final day of the three day assembly.
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For further information: Bryan Hendry, A/Director of Communications, (613) 241-6789, ext. 229, cell (613) 293-6106, bhendry@afn.ca; Nancy Pine, Communications Advisor – Office of the National Chief, (613) 241-6789, ext 243, (613) 298-6382, npine@afn.ca; Rene Pollett, Communications Specialist, (613)241-6789, ext. 314, cell (613) 295-2149, rpollett@afn.ca

by NationTalk on July 11, 2007987 Views

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Lytton Ferry Dispute – Two Hour Blockade on Trans-Canada Highway

Lytton First Nation, Village of Lytton and Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

VANCOUVER, BC, MEDIA ADVISORY–(July 11, 2007) – July 11, 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM – Lytton, BC – South Junction, Highways 1 and 12

(Vancouver/Coast Salish Territory) Residents of the Lytton First Nation and Village of Lytton will block Highway 1 on July 11 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM to demonstrate their deep concerns with the ongoing Lytton Ferry dispute. Tomorrow’s blockade action will occur on the 17th anniversary of the Mohawk crisis at Oka, Quebec. Local and emergency traffic will be allowed through.

by NationTalk on July 11, 20071184 Views

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Media Advisory – Lieutenant Governor welcomes Lieutenant Governor-designate David Onley

TORONTO, July 10 – The Hon. James K. Bartleman has offered his congratulations to Mr David Onley upon his appointment today as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. His Honour spoke with Mr Onley by telephone today, and tomorrow he will host a private luncheon for Mr Onley to welcome him to Queen’s Park. Mr Bartleman will remain Lieutenant Governor until the formal installation of Mr Onley, who will be the Lieutenant Governor-designate until his installation.

by NationTalk on July 11, 2007952 Views

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Media Advisory – Status of Women Canada

OTTAWA, July 10 – At the conclusion of the 26th Annual Meeting of Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women, Co-Chairs, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, MLA (Nattilik, Nunavut), Minister of Health & Social Services and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women of Nunavut will hold a press conference. Other Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women will also participate.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.
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For further information: Véronique Bruneau, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, (819) 997-7788

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Sea-to-Sky Highway Upgrade Passes Halfway Mark

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007OTP0096-000899
July 10, 2007

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Transportation

BRITANNIA BEACH – Improvements to the safety and efficiency of the Sea-to-Sky Highway are now more than 50 per cent complete, Premier Gordon Campbell announced today.

With completion of a 10-km stretch between Furry Creek and Gonzales Creek, 59 km of the 100-km highway has now been upgraded. The $600-million project, which will increase public safety with gentler curves and longer sightlines, and improve reliability and shorten travel times with more passing lanes, is on time and on budget.

by NationTalk on July 11, 20071141 Views

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Neeginan Village (‘Our Place’) Transitional Housing Complex Receives $6.1 Million

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA–(July 10, 2007) – Aboriginal students who are single parents or have a disability, and who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless, will have a safe and accessible place to call home when Neeginan Village opens its doors. Canada’s New Government, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg are contributing $6.1 million through the Winnipeg Housing and Homelessness Initiative (WHHI) and the Winnipeg Partnership Agreement (WPA).

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Premier Welcomes David Onley As Ontario’s Next Lieutenant Governor

Thanks His Honour James K. Bartleman For Service To Ontario

OTTAWA, July 10 – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today welcomed David Onley’s appointment as Ontario’s 28th Lieutenant Governor and thanked His Honour James K. Bartleman for his service to the province:

“David Onley, through his work as a journalist and as an advocate for the disabled, has dedicated himself to helping make our province a stronger and fairer society where everyone can be at their best.

by NationTalk on July 10, 20071677 Views

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Assembly of First Nations’ 28th Annual General Assembly – “Exercising our Rights and Accountability” – Tuesday, July 10 – Thursday, July 12, 2007 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

OTTAWA, July 9 – Hundreds of Chiefs and delegates fromacross Canada will be gathering at the AFN’s 28th Annual General Assembly at the World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, next Tuesday to Thursday, July 10-12.

Highlights:

Tuesday, July 10
10:45 a.m. Opening address by National Chief Phil Fontaine
12:00 p.m. Media Conference with National Chief Phil Fontaine – Suite 205
1:30 p.m. Outcomes from the National Day of Action
2:30 p.m. “Made in Nova Scotia” Agreement
3:30 p.m. Address by Joe Garcia, President of National Congress of American Indians

by NationTalk on July 10, 20071200 Views

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Media Advisory/HRSDC/Winnipeg Housing and Homelessness Initiative

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA–(July 9, 2007) – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development; the Honourable Kerri Irvin-Ross, Minister of Healthy Living for Manitoba; and Winnipeg Deputy Mayor Brenda Leipsic will make an announcement and participate in a milestone ceremony for Neeginan Village, a transitional student housing facility for single parents and people with disabilities who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

All dignitaries will be available to answer questions from the media and for a photo opportunity following the formal proceedings.

DATE: Tuesday, July 10, 2007
TIME: 12:30 p.m.
PLACE: Neeginan Village construction site 151 Higgins Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba
Rain Location: Aboriginal Centre Rotunda

For more information, please contact

Office of Minister Solberg
Pema Lhalungpa
Press Secretary
819-994-2482

or
Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Media Relations Office
819-994-5559

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2007 Western Premiers’ Conference Iqaluit, Nunavut – July 4-6, 2007

IQALUIT, July 6, 2007 – Western Premiers met in the easternmost capital of their seven jurisdictions during a couple of the longest days of the Arctic year to address the unique challenges of rural and remote communities in western and northern Canada.

During their visit to Nunavut, Premiers had the opportunity to meet with the executive members of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the Inuit organization representing the beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Premiers flew to the Baffin Island community of Pangnirtung to assess the opportunities and challenges faced by small communities in the North and to view first hand the beauty of that community situated across the fiord from Auyuiittuq National Park.

by NationTalk on July 8, 20071211 Views

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Province And In-SHUCK-ch Reach Land-Use Agreement

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007AL0032-000881
July 6, 2007
Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
In-SHUCK-ch Nation

PEMBERTON – A new land-use agreement in partnership with In-SHUCK-ch Nation will protect sensitive areas for the In-SHUCK-ch through the establishment of cultural management areas and conservancies and provide greater certainty for economic development in the plan area, Agriculture and Lands Minister Pat Bell announced today.

by NationTalk on July 8, 20071225 Views

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Era of Action Campaign to Renew Relationships

NIPISSING FIRST NATION (July 4, 2007) — Grand Council Chief John Beaucage hopes to receive 35,000 pieces of mail by the end of August.

“There’s nothing that would give me more pleasure than to hand the Premier of Ontario 35,000 postcards that demonstrate public support for First Nation issues,” said the Anishinabek Nation leader, referring to an “Era of Action” public education campaign launched by the Union of Ontario Indians June 29, designated as a National Day of Action by First Nations across Canada.

by NationTalk on July 8, 20071215 Views

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Anishinabek Begin Developing Own Citizenship Law

ALDERVILLE FN (June 28, 2007) – Chiefs representing 42 First Nations across Ontario have directed their leadership to take the unprecedented step of developing an Anishinabek citizenship law designed to help their communities replace the Indian Act’s determination of “status Indian” membership.

by NationTalk on July 8, 20071557 Views

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McGuinty Government Announces Made-in-Ontario Diamond Royalty System

Immediate Release
July 5, 2007

Deductions Boost Mining Competitiveness, Recognize Benefits to Aboriginal and Northern Communities

TORONTO – The Ontario government today finalized details of its diamond royalty system with the introduction of unique made-in-Ontario deductions that support the expansion of Ontario’s developing diamond mining industry while benefiting Ontarians.

by NationTalk on July 6, 20071036 Views

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Rights & Democracy: Indigenous Women from 17 American Countries Gather at Kahnawake July 9 to 11

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(July 5, 2007) – Indigenous women from 17 countries across North, Central and South America will gather in Kahnawake on July 9th to 11th for the Fifth Continental Meeting of Indigenous Women of the Americas.

Hosted by Quebec Native Women Inc. with support from Rights & Democracy, this year’s meeting will bring together more than 250 women from countries including Chile, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Nicaragua, Venezuela, the United States and Canada under the banner “Restoring the Balance.” Panels will consider the unique human rights challenges that Indigenous women face and legal as well as traditional and holistic approaches to remedying their causes and effects, with a special emphasis on physical, mental, spiritual and emotional healing.

by NationTalk on July 5, 20071003 Views

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Assembly of First Nations’ 28th Annual General Assembly – “Exercising our Rights and Accountability” – Tuesday, July 10 – Thursday, July 12, 2007 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

OTTAWA, July 5 – Hundreds of Chiefs and delegates from across Canada will be gathering at the AFN’s 28th Annual General Assembly at the World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, next Tuesday to Thursday, July 10-12.

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Highlights:

Tuesday, July 10
10:45 a.m. Opening address by National Chief Phil Fontaine
1:30 p.m. Outcomes from the National Day of Action
2:30 p.m. "Made in Nova Scotia" Agreement
3:30 p.m. Address by Joe Garcia, President of National Congress of American Indians

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New RCMP Building to be Built on Samson Cree Nation

Hobbema, AB, July 5, 2007: Chief Victor Buffalo is very pleased to officially announce that a new Maskwachees RCMP Detachment building will be constructed on the Samson Reserve. The Treasury Board of Canada provided final approval for the project June 14, 2007. The new 1220 square meter facility will be prominently located on the North West corner of Highway 611 and the access road to the Nipisihkopahk Education Building and the Samson Schools.

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Media advisory – Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

OTTAWA, July 5 – 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 attend a flag raising event to herald the opening of the Calgary Stampede’s Indian Village.

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For further information: Bill Rodgers, Communications Director, Office of the Honourable Jim Prentice, (819) 997-0002

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Attention All N.A.M.A. Advisory Members

July 4, 2007

AS AN ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER YOU SHOULD HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR NOMINATION SELECTION BALLOT TO THE NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NEW YORK CITY OFFICE BY NOW.

IF YOU HAVE NOT SENT IN YOUR BALLOT, PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY. A ONE WEEK GRACE PERIOD HAS BEEN GRANTED AND ALL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER BALLOTS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JULY 6TH.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION. BALLOTS WILL BE TABULATED AND NOMINEES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OR BEFORE JULY 30, 2007.

THE NINTH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS SHOW WILL BE HELD AT THE SENECA NIAGARA CASINO & HOTEL IN NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK ON OCTOBER 6th, 2007. TICKETS ALSO GO ON-SALE ON FRIDAY, JULY 6TH.

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This Summer, 100,000 Free Lunches to be Delivered to Kids in Need Across Canada

TORONTO, July 3 – Starting today, the Sodexho Foundation will be providing free lunches for thousands of high-need children in seven Canadian cities. Many of these children, who rely on free or subsidized lunches during the school year, were going hungry throughout the summer months. But through a partnership between The Sodexho Foundation and local food relief programs, these children are assured that they will receive a nutritious lunch through the Feeding Our Future program.

by NationTalk on July 5, 20071263 Views

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Women’s Equality Fund Recipients Announced

FOR RELEASE #07-142
July 4, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate Elaine Taylor today announced the names of seven organizations that will receive over $520,000 over three years to advance women’s equality in Yukon.

“We established the Women’s Equality Fund in response to a need identified by a number of women’s organizations for more sustained funding,” Taylor said. “As we heard at the National Aboriginal Women’s Summit recently, an investment in support of women is an investment in a healthier community.”

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Manitoba Metis Federation Local Metis Government Sign Vandalized

Ste. Rita sign set on fire during Canada Day weekend

WINNIPEG – Sometime late Friday night, June 30, 2007, or early Saturday morning, the first Local Metis Government sign in Ste. Rita was set on fire by lawless vandals. The vandalism took place two days after a Ste. Rita town hall meeting where Metis Government was denied and denounced in racist and discriminatory language.

“It is a sad day when people resort to such hateful acts,” said MMF President David Chartrand. “It’s people acting out their fears of what they don’t understand, or who refuse to accept and deny Canada’s Constitutional realities.”

by NationTalk on July 4, 20071097 Views

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Seeking 2008 Aboriginal Calendar Contest Sponsors

This is the fifth year of the annual Aboriginal calendar contest, which invites youth to submit artwork that highlights an environmental career of their choice.

In order to reach as many youth as possible, BEAHR is looking for corporate sponsors to assist with the print and distribution costs for 2008.

by NationTalk on July 4, 2007873 Views

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Northern Communities To Benefit From Acquisition Of Provinces’s Fish-Processing Facility

July 4, 2007

Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Rosann Wowchuk today announced the sale of the province’s Leaf Rapids fish-processing facility to Northwest Co-operative Fisheries Ltd. (NWCFL), a co-operative venture operated by a board representing seven Aboriginal communities. The sale, for the nominal sum of one dollar, supports a major business and job-creation opportunity for northern Manitoba.

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Minister Day Announces 27 Crime Prevention Projects in Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(July 4, 2007) – Today the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, along with Guy Ouellette, Parliamentary assistant to the Quebec Minister of Public Security, announced that Canada’s New Government is providing $6.8 million for 27 crime prevention initiatives in local communities across the province of Quebec.

“Canada’s New Government is serious about keeping our communities safe, which is why we are focusing on what works. With this funding, we are supporting projects that demonstrate positive results for those who are most at risk,” said Minister Day. “We will continue to work with the province of Quebec, stakeholders and communities to develop projects that respond to local needs.”

by NationTalk on July 4, 2007876 Views

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Forty Mile / Ch’ëdä Dëk Honoured At Archaeology Conference

Yukon Government
FOR RELEASE #07-141
July 4, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Chief Darren Taylor jointly announced that the publication “Archaeology at Forty Mile/Ch’ëdä Dëk” received a Publication Communications Award from the Canadian Archaeological Association at their 40th Annual General Meeting held in Newfoundland.

by NationTalk on July 4, 20071150 Views

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BEAHR Recognized by Canadian Council on Learning

BEAHR was one of six organizations across Canada recently recognized by the Canadian Council on Learning. An award entitled, “Sharing the Flame: Recognizing Excellence in Learning” was presented at the national conference on June 13, 2007 in Ottawa, Ontario.

BEAHR was selected as an exemplary organization for its innovative approach in developing environmental training programs that ensure the involvement of employers, educators and Aboriginal communities in all phases—from training needs analysis to program delivery.

by NationTalk on July 4, 20071139 Views

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First Nations in Ontario Demonstrate Strength, Unity on National Day of Action

TORONTO, July 4 – “The events and marches planned by First Nations on June 29th were truly a success, and proved that First Nations are united in their efforts to achieve progress and improve the quality of life for First Nations citizens regardless of where they live – First Nations citizens are First Nations citizens, and superficial boundaries do not change this fact” stated Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse.

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Media advisory – Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

OTTAWA, July 4 – 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 following his inaugural meeting with the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board on Wednesday, July 4, 2007 in Calgary, Alberta.

Where:

Conservatory Room,
Delta Bow Valley Hotel,
209 – 4th Avenue SE,
Calgary, Alberta

When:

Wednesday, July 4, 2007
3:00 p.m. (*)
(X)Mountain Time

For further information: INAC, Media Relations, (819) 953-1160; Bill Rodgers, Communications Director, Office of the Honourable Jim Prentice, (819) 997-0002

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New Grant Program Seeks Applications To Help Victims Of Hate Crimes

McGuinty Government To Provide $1.35 Million To Community Groups

TORONTO, July 4 – The McGuinty government is providing $1.35 million to fund new projects to help address hate crimes, Attorney General Michael Bryant announced today.

“Our government has zero tolerance for hate crimes,” said Bryant. “This new grant program responds to several recommendations of the Hate Crimes Community Working Group, which we established to suggest ways to improve the response to these crimes. We are now calling for grant proposals from agencies and organizations so they can get started on this important work.”

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UBCIC Outraged at RCMP Pepper-Spraying Sechelt Indian Band Members

UBCIC Outraged at RCMP Pepper-Spraying Sechelt Indian Band Coach, Players and Small Children

Attention: Assignment Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

VANCOUVER, BC, PRESS RELEASE–(July 3, 2007) – “We are absolutely outraged at the reckless, dangerous and highly irresponsible actions of the RCMP officers who pepper-sprayed at least two children below two years of age, children below the age of 16, parents and the coach and players of the Sechelt Indian Band soccer team” stated Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. “There is no possible excuse for pepper-spraying babies and small children. No excuse whatsoever!”

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