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, firstname.lastname@example.org; Steve Smith, Rights & Democracy, (514) 898-4157, email@example.com
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 […]
EDMONTON, AB, May 4 – Métis National Council and University of Alberta today in Edmonton launched The Métis National Council Historical Online Database. This project of the highest significance for the Métis Nation is a part of the Métis National Council’s National Research Initiative, and is a result of three years of extensive research by […]
Ottawa, ON (April 26, 2007) – It is time to set the record straight on the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s position on Matrimonial Real Property. I am frustrated when the media are blindly led to write clearly biased reports without getting all of the facts. That is especially true with the Regina Leader Post […]
Vancouver, April 11 – A new partnership could mean a more promising lifestyle for children and young people, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, across the country. NationTalk, a division of First Nation Tel, has announced that it is partnering with Orca Spirit Publishing and Communications, Inc. (Orca) in a project to promote better […]
Improving access to corporate supply chain would boost Canada’s economy, says CAMSC TORONTO – April 4, 2007 – The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) is reporting that its corporate members spent over $27 million in procurement dollars with aboriginal and minority companies in 2006. This compares with a collective procurement spend of $16 […]
Ottawa, ON (April 2, 2007) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada is shocked by the jurors’ decision in a Melfort courtroom to acquit Jeffrey Kindrat in the sexual assault case involving a young Aboriginal girl. NWAC President Beverley Jacobs says, “For the jury to deliberate for only two hours and come back with a […]
For Immediate Release Winnipeg, Manitoba (March 30, 2007). Today Metis Veterans from across the Metis Nation Homeland meet to tackle immediate challenges they face with a government reluctant to recognize their plight. The National Metis Veterans Association is hosting a conference for Metis Veterans at the Manitoba Metis Federation Home Offices. Today’s conference emphasizes the […]
WINNIPEG, MB, March 28 – Yesterday, Managing Director of Metco Ventures Inc. Rick Boucher, also Vice President of the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 1, and Métis National Council (MNC) Vice-President David Chartrand, MNC Minister of Health, signed a one-year Métis Health Human Resources Initiative (MHHRI) agreement providing nearly of $1.5 million to increase Alberta […]
OTTAWA, March 22 – The leaders of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Assembly of First Nations and Métis National Council – today welcomed the vote by the House of Commons to adopt a law signifying the Government of Canada’s dedication to honour its commitments in the 2005 Kelowna Accord to tackle acute housing, health and education hardships […]
Ottawa, ON (March 22, 2007) The Métis National Council is pleased to see that Bill C-292, which is of highest significance to the Métis Nation, passed third reading last night in the House of Commons. Bill C-292: An Act to implement the Kelowna Accord will now head to the Senate for royal ascent. In November […]
Ottawa, ON (March 20, 2007) – David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Métis Federation and Minister of Finance for the Métis National Council (MNC), expressed disappointment with the 2007 Federal Budget announcement by the Honourable Jim Flaherty. President Chartrand explained that “despite the $11 billion spent on Aboriginal peoples, less than one percent is for […]
When: March 21, 2007, 10:15 a.m. Where: Steps of Regina Queens Bench Courthouse on Victoria Ave. Who: Judy Hughes, President, Native Women’s Association of Saskatchewan Gratia Bunnie and Lynn Acoose, residents of Sakimay First Nations Ottawa, ON (March 19, 2007) – On Wednesday, March 21st, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) will assist in […]
Ottawa, On – March 19, 2007 – “Extremely disappointing” is how the Native Women’s Association of Canada President Beverley Jacobs describes today’s federal budget. There were absolutely no funding announced for Aboriginal specific initiatives and organizations that provide vital support programs for Aboriginal women and children. Plus, there are no initiatives to improve health care […]
OTTAWA, March 19 – On behalf of the Métis National Council and our Governing Members, please be advised that the president of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Tony Belcourt, will act as the spokesperson for the Métis National Council in the response to the federal Government’s 2007 Budget announcement. President Belcourt will be available to […]
March 15, 2007 Statistics Canada is undertaking the Aboriginal Peoples Survey and the Aboriginal Childrens Survey with results expected to be released in January 2008. The attached newsletter will give you some specifics that you need to know. Also, contact StatsCan at: 1-800-263-1136 or visit: website ~ Aboriginal Peoples Survey newsletter
Media Advisory The Native Women’s Association of Canada will be available to the media on Budget Day When: March 19, 2007, 4:00 p.m. Where: Parliament Hill, Railway Room (room 253 D) Who: Beverly Jacobs, President, Native Women’s Association of Canada, (NWAC) Sherry Lewis, Executive Director, NWAC Rob McDonald, Team Lead, Communications and Education Ottawa, ON […]
Ottawa, ON (March 7, 2007) – Women of the Métis Nation is dismayed at the issue of the racist email that has been disseminated by the Science and Industry department in the Northwest Territories. Tomorrow is the International Women’s Day, and the Federal Government has continually indicated that it understands the plight of Aboriginal women. […]
PREMIERES SATURDAY, MARCH 31 – 8PM ET/PT ON APTN AND GLOBAL TELEVISION (Toronto – February 15, 2007) – Critically-acclaimed actor, Adam Beach (Flags of our Fathers) hosts the 14th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards on Friday, March 16 in Edmonton, Alberta honouring an extraordinary roster of 14 outstanding men and […]