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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, 20071345 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.”

by NationTalk on July 5, 2007991 Views

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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, 20071183 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, 2007975 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.

by NationTalk on July 4, 20071070 Views

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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, 2007968 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, 20071228 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, 20071228 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.

by NationTalk on July 4, 20071073 Views

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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

by NationTalk on July 4, 2007946 Views

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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.”

by NationTalk on July 4, 2007967 Views

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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!”

by NationTalk on July 4, 20071005 Views

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BC Treaty News

Summer 2007

Lheidli Tenneh: “No”

The first Final Agreement reached through the BC Treaty Commission fails even a 51% approval criteria for ratification.

On October 29, 2006 the Lheidli T’enneh became the first First Nation to reach a Final Agreement. On April 30, 2007, the membership rejected it. Now members are being offered cash to go back and vote it in.

The treaty would save a great deal of money for Canada: the cash value of the deal was about the same amount of money the Lheidli T’enneh receives in a few years anyway, by way of federal transfer payments to service their Indian Act obligations.

Canada stood to be released from their current fiduciary obligation to the people, and the numerous liabilities they must hold for past transgressions, and to own a vast territory, which currently belongs to the Lheidli T’enneh outright. The land to be ceded is worth more as real estate or even timber than many times the cash value of the treaty.

Please visit here to view full Treaty News.

by NationTalk on July 4, 20071060 Views

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AFN Women’s Council Gender-Balanced Analysis

July 3, 2007

Please click here to access report.

by NationTalk on July 3, 20071020 Views

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Metis National Council Offers Support to Métis Nation of Alberta on Métis Harvesting

OTTAWA, July 3 – President of the Métis National Council (MNC) Clément Chartier offered today his support to the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and its leadership in their response to the Alberta’s Government termination of the Interim Métis Harvesting Agreement (IMHA) and failure to put into place a new mutually agreeable accommodation with the […]

by NationTalk on July 3, 20071908 Views

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Mohawk Shawn Brant to Face Criminal Charges

OTTAWA, July 3 – Today in an interview on Water.ca, Mohawk protester Shawn Brant said that it was time for native leaders to stand up and make sacrifices to show their children that they care whether they live or die.

Last night, responding to a March call from the Assembly of First Nations to campaign for economic disruption, the Tyendinaga community closed down highway #2, the CN mainline between Toronto and Montreal and the 401 in the same corridor. The community decided to go ahead with the blockade in spite of Indian Affairs’ Minister Jim Prentice’s threats of economic and criminal sanctions, in order to bring attention to the growing poverty and lack of clean drinking water in native communities where youth suicide rates have doubled in the last seven years.

by NationTalk on July 3, 20071101 Views

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Campaign 2000 Supports First Nations National Day of Action

Toronto, 2 Jul 07

Campaign 2000, the cross Canada coalition of 120 organizations committed to ending child and family poverty, joins together with the Assembly of First Nations and all Aboriginal organizations to call for an end to First Nations poverty as a great social injustice in our country.

Statistics Canada data indicate that close to 1.2 million children live in poverty in Canada– almost 1 in every 6 children. But the rate is even higher in First Nations communities. One in every four children in First Nations communities lives in poverty, and 40 per cent of off reserve Aboriginal children live below the poverty line.

by NationTalk on July 3, 2007970 Views

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In Recognition of the National Day of Action in Canada, Women at International Conference Demand Freedom for the Sake of All Children

Darwin, Northern Territory, AUSTRALIA (June 29, 2007) –“We were shocked to see the Australian government sending in the military to invade Indigenous communities under the guise of protecting children,” says Beverley Jacobs, President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada and Kim Pate, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies. President Jacobs […]

by NationTalk on July 3, 20071205 Views

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Notice – Call for proposals

OTTAWA, July 2 – This call for proposals is to solicit funding applications to the Women’s Community Fund.

The Women’s Community Fund of the Women’s Program, Status of Women Canada, has $12.3 million available to eligible Canadian organizations to support projects addressing the economic, social and cultural situation of women at the local, regional and national level.
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DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS JULY 23, 2007

by NationTalk on July 2, 20071095 Views

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National Day of Action Concludes Peacefully in Ontario

ORILLIA, ON, June 30 – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) acknowledges and commends First Nations people for the integrity and respect they brought to the many peaceful activities organized across Ontario as part of the National Day of Action.

An unprecedented level of planning and cooperation in Ontario among First Nation communities, law enforcement partners and others contributed to the many notable events that provided a positive opportunity for Canadians to gain a better understanding of aboriginal issues. The OPP also maintained close communication with the leadership of the 134 First Nation communities in Ontario to ensure that events proceeded in a respectful and safe environment for everyone involved.

by NationTalk on July 1, 20071240 Views

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AFOA’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 13th

AFOA Canada’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament has been rescheduled to Thursday September 13th and will take place at the Chateau Cartier,
Aylmer, QC. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

We appreciate your support in our efforts to raise funds and awareness of our Aboriginal Scholarship Program.

by NationTalk on July 1, 20071160 Views

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Northern Ontarians To Have Their Say On Forestry Crisis

News Releases
For Immediate Release
June 29, 2007

Northern Ontarians will finally get a chance to express their views about the economic crisis they face as a result of mill cutbacks and closures through a series of public forums beginning July 6 in Dryden.

by NationTalk on July 1, 20071044 Views

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First Nations National Day of Action

June 29, 2007 09:04 AM

CUPE members and a First Nations representative gathered in Dieppe, today, for the official opening of the new Moncton area CUPE office.

The Pipe Carrier for the Fort Folly First Nation, Jean Nye, presided at a sweet grass ceremony as part as the opening ceremony.

by NationTalk on July 1, 20071444 Views

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Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers Adopts Resolution Supporting First Nations National Day of Protest

YELLOWKNIFE, June 29 – The following resolution was adopted by the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers/Association Canadienne des Avocats du Mouvement Syndical at their annual general meeting on June 29, 2007 in Yellowknife, in support of the First Nations National Day of Protest:

by NationTalk on July 1, 20071359 Views

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AFN National Chief Calls National Day of Action an Overwhelming Success and Show of Support for First Nations: “A hundred thousand strong, and a hundred points of hope”

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OTTAWA, June 29 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine stated that today’s National Day of Action organized by the Assembly of First Nations was an overwhelming success.

by NationTalk on July 1, 20071395 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council Rallies with Supporters in Vancouver on National Day of Action to Encourage All Canadians to Stand Together in Solidarity for Aboriginal Justice

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver – Today, on the Assembly of First Nations’ National Day of Action, the First Nations Leadership Council, comprised of the executives of the BC Assembly of First Nations, the First Nations Summit and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, will march with supporters from Vanier Park to a 12 Noon rally at the Federal Government Building located at Library Square in downtown Vancouver. The First Nations Leadership Council and supporters will be rallying to call for concerted action to combat First Nations poverty and calling on governments to respect and recognize Aboriginal and treaty rights in B.C. and across Canada.

by NationTalk on July 1, 20071264 Views

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National Day of Action Features Many Positive Events

ORILLIA, ON, June 29 – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recognizes the many communities across Ontario that are taking a positive approach to today’s National Day of Action through distinctive, lawful events being carried out respectfully and safely for everyone involved.

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) put this day forward as an opportunity for peaceful demonstration. The OPP committed its support and worked with First Nations leadership nationally, provincially and regionally to contribute to ensuring a positive opportunity for people in Ontario to gain a better understanding of aboriginal issues.

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071228 Views

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“Actions to Remind the Public That The First Nations and First Nations Rights are Here to Stay” – Chief Ghislain Picard

QUEBEC, June 29 – In several regions of Quebec, members of the First Nations are slowing traffic today to draw attention to their ancestral rights and their desire to live together peacefully with non-Natives. “The First Nations are an integral part of the future of Quebec. That is the message we are sending out today,” explained Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador.

Like other First Nations groups across Canada, Quebec First Nations are taking advantage of the June 29th “National Day of Action” to raise awareness among the Quebec public of the principle issues facing Aboriginals today.

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071170 Views

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Road Blockade – Alderville First Nations

MIDLAND, ON, June 29 – County Road 45 will be closed for an undetermined length of time due to a road blockade at the Alderville First Nations, south of the Village of Roseneath. In order to lessen the impact on the motoring public, Northumberland OPP would like to suggest some alternative routes.
Motorists traveling the 401 east from the Greater Toronto area, intending to go north on County Road 45, are encouraged to use either Highway 115 to Peterborough or take County Road 28 north from Port Hope.
Motorist traveling the 401 westbound with the intention of going north on County Road 45 should use either County Road 30 north from Brighton or County Road 25 north from Colborne. (Percy Street exit)
Motorists who are traveling south on County Road 45 at the Village of Hasting are encouraged to use County Road 25 to go south to the 401 Highway.
County Road 25 is a left turn at the south limits of Hastings.
For additional O.P.P. Media Releases, please see www.crimealerts.net.

For further information: Contact Person: Provincial Constable Peter Leon, Media Relations Officer – Ph: 1-888-310-1122

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071315 Views

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Statement from Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse on National Day of Action

TORONTO, June 29 – The recent events in and around the area of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Alderville First Nation, and near Bala, Ontario are a result of the actions of a few individuals and are not reflective of the collective resolve of the First Nations in Ontario. There is no doubt that First Nations have longstanding legitimate grievances that must be addressed now and not ten, twenty or thirty years down the road. The National Day of Action was planned to initiate a peaceful process to raise awareness about these legitimate grievances, and to continue to advocate for the full recognition and respect of First Nations aboriginal and Treaty rights. First Nations leaders are responsible to represent, and speak for their citizens. First Nations leaders have clearly stated that the frustration and despair in our communities is palpable. We cannot stand by and pretend this is not the case. First Nations leaders have done their utmost to bring this situation to light, while advocating peaceful and constructive measures to build momentum and support for genuine, positive action on the part of governments to improve the quality of life for First Nations citizens. This means taking action to move beyond the grinding poverty and the hopelessness that exists now.

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071178 Views

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County Road 38 Closed in Wahta, District of Muskoka

MIDLAND, ON, June 29 – The Ontario Provincial Police are presently monitoring a situation in Wahta, District of Muskoka. Muskoka Road 38 is blocked by demonstrators 8 kms west of Muskoka Road 169. Motorists are advised to use Muskoka Road 169 as an alternate route to the Town of Bala.
The public is advised to monitor their local media for further updates.

For additional O.P.P. Media Releases, please see www.crimealerts.net.

For further information: Provincial Constable George Silvestri – Media Relations Officer, Ph: 1-888-310-1122 (Until 8:15.m.) then call (705) 526-3761

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071346 Views

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County Road 45 closed in Alderville, Northumberland County

MIDLAND, ON, June 29 – The Ontario Provincial Police are presently monitoring a situation in Alderville, Northumberland County in which both the north and south ends of Alderville on County rd. 45 are being blocked by demonstrators. Motorists are being rerouted on County road 9 from the south and County road 24 from the north. Traffic is also diverted on County road 18 at Curtis point rd.
The public is advised to visit www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller for road closure information and to monitor their local media for further updates.
For additional O.P.P. Media Releases, please see www.crimealerts.net.

For further information: Provincial Constable George Silvestri – Media Relations Officer, Ph: 1-888-310-1122

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071167 Views

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Demonstrator

NAPANEE, ON, June 29 – On Thursday, June 28th, 2007, at approximately 9:15 p.m., a blockade was erected on County Road 2 at Wyman’s Road near Deseronto, in Tyendinaga Township.

A warrant of arrest has been issued for Shawn BRANT, 43 years of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory for mischief and breach of recognizance contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada in relation to this blockade.

“The OPP recognizes the impact these events may have on individual travel plans,” said OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino. “We take all disruptions seriously and will use a measured response that must take into consideration the safety of the public, the demonstrators and the police.”

The OPP respects lawful, peaceful protest but will not tolerate criminal activity.

The situations in the Deseronto and surrounding areas are being monitored. The public are encouraged to follow their local media reports.

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For further information: Sgt. Kristine Rae, (613) 284-2687 or (613) 284-2424

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Highway Blocked – County Road 2 At Wyman’s Road

DESERONTO, ON, June 28 – The Ontario Provincial Police are presently monitoring a situation in the area of County Road 2 at Wyman’s Road in Deseronto. Demonstrators built a fire located on the centre of the road.

At about 9:15 PM demonstrators have blocked railway tracks on Wyman’s Road between County Road 2 and Upper Slash Road in Deseronto.

The public is advised to visit www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller for road closure information and to monitor their local media for further updates.
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For further information: Sgt. Kristine Rae, (613) 284-2687 or (613) 284-2424

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Blockade at Marysville, Ontario Affects VIA Trains Enroute to Toronto from Ottawa and Montréal

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TORONTO, June 28 – Due to the closure of CN’s Montréal-Toronto rail line as a result of a blockage at Marysville, Ontario (about 15 km east of Belleville), all VIA services between Montréal-Toronto and Ottawa-Toronto have been suspended.

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071200 Views

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Media Notice – Deadlines approaching – Council of the Federation Meets in New Brunswick, August 8-10, 2007

OTTAWA, June 28 – Media representatives who wish to attend the Council of the Federation summer meeting must register by Friday, July 6, 2007. This applies to national media, as well as local New Brunswick media.

To register, please complete an online application for accreditation, which is available at www.gnb.ca/cf. Click on the link to Media Registration. Applicants will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives.

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071020 Views

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The Situation of Nunavik’s Children

27 juin 2007
For immediate release

Montréal, June 27, 2007. – The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse du Québec is making an urgent appeal to all members of the community in Nunavik to mobilize to ensure the safety and protection of its children.

In a report released today, detailing an investigation into youth protection services in Ungava Bay and Hudson Bay, the Commission notes that youth under 18, who make up almost half the population of Nunavik, do not benefit from the protection services they are entitled to receive by law.

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071176 Views

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Youth Council Member Selected as NAHO Role Model Winner

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.

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071158 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council Welcomes Support Messages Regarding the National Day of Action from Premier Campbell and Other Provincial and Territorial Leaders

First Nations Leadership Council

Media Statement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071156 Views

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National Day of Action: Connecting Our People

June 28, 2007
PRESS RELEASE

National Day of Action: Connecting Our People

Join us in our walk to bring awareness on issues surrounding Aboriginal Communities across Canada and to support The Mississaugas of New Credit on their land claim in Toronto

Little Norway Park
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
on June 29, 2007

gathering place
(located at Bathurst & Queen’s Quay)

Walk begins from Council Fire at 8:30 am
439 Dundas Street East Toronto

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071173 Views

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Media Advisory: Canadian Labour Calls on Government to Respond to First Nations’ Action Plan to End Poverty

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.

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071233 Views

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Media Advisory – Invitation / National Day of Action

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.

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071343 Views

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AFL Urges Support for First Nations Day of Action

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

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071072 Views

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MNC Congratulates the Newly Elected MN-S leadership

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 […]

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071975 Views

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Public Service Announcement – National Day of Action Blockages Proposed for Rail and Highway

– 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-Montréal
Toronto-Ottawa

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Media Advisory – Buzz Hargrove To March With Chief Phil Fontaine, Assembly of First Nations in Ottawa Tomorrow

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.

by NationTalk on June 29, 20071250 Views

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Province Targets Four-Year Completiom Time Frame For First Nations Land Settlements

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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.

by NationTalk on June 28, 20071132 Views

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Education And Awareness Are Key Objectives In The National Day Of Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2007

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.

by NationTalk on June 28, 20071148 Views

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Local First Nations Manage Big Springs Recreation Area

INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2007AL0031-000861
June 27, 2007

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
Integrated Land Management Bureau

CRANBROOK – The Big Springs recreation area located on Lake Koocanusa near Grasmere, formerly managed by the Province, is now under the management of the Tobacco Plains Indian Band.

by NationTalk on June 28, 20071308 Views

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Press Conference – re: National Day of Action

KAHNAWA:KE, QC, June 28 – The Mohawk Council of Kahnawa:ke is inviting the media to a press conference regarding its actions on tomorrow’s “National Day of Action.”

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The Sports Complex is located on Highway 138, approximately 2 kilometers from the Mercier Bridge. Turn right at the first set of lights and follow the signs.

For further information: Joe Delaronde, Political Press Attaché, Mohawk Council of Kahnawa:ke, (450) 632-7500, ext. 251

by NationTalk on June 28, 20071832 Views

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