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BC Rural Dividend provides $1.76 million for projects in the Northwest and Nechako

Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing $1.76 million for 11 projects in northern B.C., Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, announced today. The projects include Aboriginal entrepreneurial development in the far north, tourism marketing in the Kitimat-Stikine and Bulkley-Nechako regional districts, a feasibility […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2018265 Views

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AER: Bashaw Oil Corp sour well applications denied

Calgary, Alberta (Mar 28, 2018)… Bashaw Oil Corp. (Bashaw) will not be allowed to drill three critical sour oil wells two kilometres east of Rocky Rapids after the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) denied the company’s applications due to public safety concerns. In December, the AER held a hearing in Drayton Valley to hear Bashaw and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2018276 Views

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Canada and Nunavut make significant investments that will improve the lives of Northern Canadians

From: Infrastructure Canada $566 million available for projects that build prosperous communities and transition to a clean growth economy Ottawa, Ontario, March 28, 2018—The governments of Canada and Nunavut are working together to make long-term infrastructure investments to create economic growth, build inclusive communities and support a low carbon, green economy–leading to a higher quality […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2018232 Views

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BC Gov News – Minister presses federal government for solution to northern B.C. rail car shortage

Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston is urging Canada’s transport minister to ensure a reliable supply of rail cars in northern B.C., where the economy is suffering due to a chronic shortage of freight cars. “The impact of unreliable, and inadequate, rail service extends far beyond grain producers in northern B.C.,” Ralston stated […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2018152 Views

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Scotiabank Showcases Progress on CSR Strategy: Better Future, Better Off

TORONTO, March 28, 2018 – Scotiabank today released its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, “Building the Economy of Everyone”, which details the progress made over the past 12 months on the Bank’s CSR strategy: Better Future, Better Off. “Our report highlights the role that Scotiabank continues to play in supporting strong communities, a healthy environment […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2018196 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation Announces Legal Proceedings Against Pallister Government

March 28, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – Today, in a sign of unity and resolve, Manitoba Metis Federation (“MMF”) President David Chartrand, supported by the entire MMF Caucus, announced the MMF’s decision to authorize legal proceedings against the Pallister government for its breach of the honour of the Crown and the Kwaysh-kin-na-mihk la paazh Agreement (“Turning the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018280 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: President encouraging women to run in Nain and Postville elections for Ordinary Members

March 27, 2018 Nominations for candidates for the May 1 general election for Ordinary Members to the Nunatsiavut Assembly closed at 2 p.m. today. Elections will be held in all Constituencies, except for Makkovik where incumbent Kate Mitchell has been acclaimed. As per Section 33 (1) of the Nunatsiavut Elections Act: If, at the close […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018261 Views

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A First Nation-led transformation will mean better health care services in the north

Treaty One Territory, March 28, 2018 – On March 28th, the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) and Indigenous Services Canada Minister Jane Philpott signed a memorandum of understanding that would see the parties work together in a First Nation led transformation of health care in the Keewatinowi territory. The agreement comes after more than 30 years of resolutions by the Chiefs-in-Assembly […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018295 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association Congratulates Two New Indigenous Judge Appointments in Saskatchewan

OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) celebrates two outstanding female Métis lawyers who were appointed as judges in the Province of Saskatchewan on March 23rd. Mary McAuley to the Provincial Court in La Ronge and Natasha Crooks to the Provincial Court in Saskatoon. Judge McAuley is Métis from Cumberland House in Northern Saskatchewan […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018417 Views

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NCC: Infrastructure announcement in Mary’s Harbour on March 29.

March 28, 2018 NCC is hosting an event to announce projects funded under the Investing in NunatuKavut Communities Infrastructure Program on Thursday, March 29 in Mary’s Harbour. ALL ARE WELCOME! It starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Rec Centre. Lunch will be served. NT5

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018186 Views

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TNDC Joins BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association

Vancouver, B.C./March 27, 2018: The Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC), the business arm of the Tahltan Nation in northwest British Columbia, is pleased to announce its membership with the BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association. TNDC’s membership will support the growth and expansion of its heavy construction, mining and earthmoving divisions. “TNDC’s membership with the BC Road […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018205 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: Candidates for Election for Ordinary Members

March 27, 2018 Nominations closed today at 2 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time for candidates seeking election as Ordinary Members to the Nunatsiavut Assembly. Elections will be held May 1, 2018 in the Constituencies of Nain, Hopedale, Postville, Rigolet, Upper Lake Melville and Canada. Two seats are available in Nain, Upper Lake Melville and Canada, while […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018237 Views

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SOCAN Foundation launches TD Indigenous Songwriter Award

March 28, 2018 The SOCAN Foundation, part of the SOCAN Group of organizations, today announced the launch of the Indigenous Songwriter Award, in partnership with TD Bank Group. The TD Indigenous Songwriter Award will recognize the musical talent and creativity of the best music created, in any genre, by songwriters and composers of Indigenous descent. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018247 Views

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University of Regina: Public policy school appoints new director of Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre

March 28, 2018 After more than a decade of working with Indigenous groups in defining healthy communities, Dr. JoLee Sasakamoose has assumed leadership of the Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) as the new director, under the guidance of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS). After more than a decade of working […]

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Government of Canada unveils its plan for protecting North Atlantic right whales in 2018

Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is concerned about the deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales. That is why we are implementing measures to help protect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Last year, an unprecedented number of right whales died in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. To protect these […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018258 Views

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North Arrow Reports Additional Diamond Results From Q1-4 Kimberlite, Naujaat Diamond Project, Nunavut

March 28, 2018 North Arrow Minerals Inc. (TSXV-NAR) is pleased to report final diamond recoveries from composite mini-bulk samples of four units within the Q1-4 kimberlite at the Naujaat Diamond Project, Nunavut. Final diamond recoveries are summarized in the table below. Number of Diamonds per Sieve Size (mm Square Mesh Sieve) Q1-4 kimberlite Unit Sample 0.300 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018172 Views

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BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee provides Commendation for the Exoneration of Tsilhqot’in War Chiefs

March 27, 2018 (Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George – March 26th, 2018) – Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a statement in the House of Commons and apologized for the unjust execution of six Tsilhqot’in chiefs that were wrongfully hanged in 1864.  The chiefs were hung following a confrontation with settler road builders who had entered […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018233 Views

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University of Winnipeg: Special Convocation honours Indigenous knowledge champion

March 28, 2018 WINNIPEG, MB – Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith of Aotearoa (New Zealand) is an internationally accomplished scholar and researcher who has worked in and influenced the field of Māori education and health for many years. Her groundbreaking book Decolonising Methodologies Research and Indigenous Peoples (1998) remains an international best seller. With her colleague and husband, Professor Graham […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018198 Views

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NWAC visits Brazil for “Voice of Indigenous Women” International Exchange

March 27, 2018 OTTAWA – ON – The Native Women’s Association of Canada arrived in Campo Grande, Brazil, South America accepting an invitation to exchange experiences and provide leadership with Indigenous women from the region at the “Voice of Indigenous Women” event. NWAC Executive Director Lynne Groulx and Director of Youth Advocacy and Development, Carrington […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018225 Views

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Child Intervention Panel – Ministerial panel explored ways to improve Alberta’s child intervention system.

An all-party Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention was appointed to recommend ways to improve Alberta’s child death review system and strengthen the intervention system. More than 10,000 children and youth currently receive child intervention services across Alberta. What the panel did Over twelve months, the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention engaged in an unprecedented, open […]

by aanationtalk on March 28, 2018300 Views

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Okanagan College: Budget provides growth in programs, services for College

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s $112-million operating budget for 2018-19 will help provide new programs, new student support, and help address pressures that have come with recent years’ growth. The budget, passed Tuesday by the College’s Board of Governors, will add 13 new instructional positions in a variety of programs, including arts, science, technology, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2018173 Views

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AJAs announces 2017 finalists

HALIFAX, March 28, 2018 – The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2017 competition. The finalists’ names are listed in alphabetical order by first name. The gold and silver awards will be presented at a gala reception and awards show on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Halifax Harbourfront Marriott Hotel. More information […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018240 Views

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MHCC congratulates Pan-Canadian Health Organizations external reviewers on completion of their report

March 27, 2018 From Mental Health Commission of Canada On behalf of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), I would like to congratulate Drs. Danielle Martin and Pierre-Gerlier Forest for their thoughtful and forward-looking external review of the Pan-Canadian Health Organizations (PCHOs). In the coming days and weeks, we anticipate devoting the time and attention […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018164 Views

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Pacific Topaz Resources Ltd. signs definitive Amalgamation Agreement with Western Atlas Resources

VANCOUVER, March 27, 2018 – Pacific Topaz Resources Ltd. (“Pacific” or the “Company”) (TSXV: PPZ.H) is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive amalgamation agreement dated as of March 23, 2018 (the “Amalgamation Agreement”) with Western Atlas Resources Inc. (“Western Atlas” or WA”) pursuant to which WA will amalgamate with Pacific’s wholly owned subsidiary 1157818 B.C. Ltd., which will […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018222 Views

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AB Government: Public input wanted on Livingstone-Porcupine Hills

March 27, 2018 Albertans are invited to provide their feedback on the draft Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Land Footprint and Recreation Management plans. “The Livingstone-Porcupine Hills area is a tremendous public resource, and engaging Albertans in the planning process is essential to getting the best plans possible. We need plans that protect the region’s headwaters, biodiversity, esthetic […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018272 Views

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Media Advisory: Unifor to comment on Ontario budget

March 28, 2018 TORONTO- Unifor representatives will be available to comment following the release of the 2018 Ontario provincial budget. “The Liberals’ announcement of free public childcare for preschool children shows the pressure that workers are putting on this government is being felt,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “This is the Liberals’ last budget […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018199 Views

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Baffinland Iron Mines is pleased to announce the winners of the Baffinland and QIA 2017 scholarships

March 27, 2018 Baffinland supports the pursuit of post-secondary education and is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Baffinland and Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) scholarships.We were encouraged by the strong interest in the scholarship program and the strength of the applicants. We thank all those who took time to apply for the program. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018186 Views

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Ontario commitment to child care transformation will be a historic game-changer for families

TORONTO, March 27, 2018 – Today’s announcement on child care by the Ontario government is transformational for the impact it will have on families, for its substantial financial commitment and for the broad scope of its policy changes. It puts Ontario squarely on the path to a system of universally accessible, high quality child care by addressing the linked issues of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018176 Views

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Affinor Growers Signs Exclusive License Agreement for Caribbean To Manufacture All Patented Growing Equipment

Vancouver (Canada), March 27, 2018 – Affinor Growers Ltd. (“Affinor Growers”) (CSE:AFI, OTC:RSSFF, Frankfurt:1AF) is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive manufacturing license with Cobotix Manufacturing Inc. (“Cobotix”) on March 26, 2018. Cobotix plans to incorporate in Aruba to build a state of the art manufacturing plant by the beginning of August 2018 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018199 Views

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The People of ATCO Pledge $3.4 Million for Charity

CALGARY, Alberta, March 27, 2018 — ATCO and its people have pledged more than $3.4 million for hundreds of community charities through the annual ATCO EPIC (Employees Participating in Communities) campaign, taking the program’s cumulative fundraising total to more than $38 million since its inception in 2006. “Every year, our people show tremendous energy, commitment […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018177 Views

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Kivalliq Receives CDN$600,000 Royalty Payment from Sandstorm and Exercises Option to Earn 100% Project Interest in Baffin Gold Property

March 27, 2018 Vancouver, British Columbia – Kivalliq Energy Corporation (TSX-V:KIV) (“Kivalliq”) today announced, pursuant to an agreement signed on March 27, 2018, receipt of a CDN$600,000 payment from Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (“Sandstorm”) in return for Kivalliq granting to Sandstorm up to a 1.75% net smelter returns (“NSR”) royalty payable on all future mineral production […]

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The Canadian Commission for UNESCO reveals the first inscriptions to the Canada Memory of the World Register

OTTAWA, March 27, 2018– The Canadian Commission for UNESCO announced today at a press conference held at the Royal BC Museum six new inscriptions to the Canada Memory of the World Register. The event, intended for media and partners of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Royal BC Museum, featured a presentation from collections holders such as the Royal BC […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018294 Views

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AB Government: Louis Bull Tribe goes green

March 27, 2018 The Government of Alberta has partnered with Louis Bull Tribe to install solar panel systems on two community buildings. The project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, make energy bills more affordable and create local jobs. With support from Alberta’s Indigenous Solar Program, Louis Bull Tribe has installed solar panels on their administrative […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018285 Views

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The Québec Inquiry Commission to resume hearings in Val-d’Or

VAL-D’OR, QC, March 28, 2018 – The Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress will be back in Val-d’Or to hold three weeks of hearings at the Conservatory of Music and Drama, commencing on April 3. Calendar of hearings Week 18 Tuesday, April 3: 9:00 Lisa Gagné, Opening prayer 9:00 Request […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018208 Views

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MMF to Unveil Legal Team and Next Steps to Deal with Premier Pallister’s Misrepresentations and Deflections

March 27, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – Tomorrow, David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and members of the MMF Cabinet from across the province, will introduce the MMF’s legal team and discuss next steps in response to Premier Pallister’s misinformation surrounding the agreement between MMF and Manitoba Hydro. When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 […]

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Budget 2018-2019 – Press release no. 5 of 6 – The Québec Economic Plan – March 2018 – Increasing Everyone’s Standard of Living Through a Strong, Sustainable Economy in All Regions

QUÉBEC, March 27, 2018  – Maintaining a strong economy is the cornerstone for improving Quebecers’ quality of life. The Québec Economic Plan enables the government to continue its efforts to create a business environment conducive to innovation and business growth in all sectors of activity and in all regions. In the coming years, the increase in Quebecers’ […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018162 Views

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Health Canada releases report from external review of pan-Canadian health organizations

March 27, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Health Canada The Government of Canada is committed to working with provinces and territories, Indigenous peoples and other stakeholders to strengthen the health care system to make it more responsive to the changing needs of Canadians. Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, released the report Fit […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018224 Views

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Budget 2018-2019 – Press release no. 3 of 6 – The Québec Economic Plan – March 2018 – Quality Time for Our Families

QUÉBEC, March 27, 2018  – Quebecers want more quality time with their families and the Québec Economic Plan addresses that concern. Québec’s sound economic and fiscal situation enables the government to implements a number of concrete measures to improve the quality of life of all citizens thanks to better access to services and better support. Improving young […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018247 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018 Payroll employment, earnings and hours, January 2018 Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $996 in January, little changed from the previous month. Earnings were up 3.2% compared with January 2017, largely the result of gains in the second half of 2017. Continue reading National tourism indicators, fourth quarter 2017 Tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2018269 Views

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The Government of Canada supporting Métis Nation Consultations on Child Welfare Reform

From: Indigenous Services Canada March 27, 2018 Winnipeg, MANITOBA Indigenous Services Canada The over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in child welfare systems has reached crisis proportions and is causing significant harmful and enduring impacts on Indigenous children, families, communities, and nations. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced $ 1 million […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 2018219 Views

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Reconciliation in your Community | Carolyn Roberts | TEDxLangleyED

Credits: TEDx Talks What did you learn as a child within the Canadian School system about Indigenous people and Indigenous education? What is it that we are talking about when we talk about Reconciliation with the First Nations People in Canada? Now is the time to start to learn and be curious about what you […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 2018466 Views

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Métis Nation Congratulates Minister Philpott on Child and Family talks

WINNIPEG, March 27, 2018 – Leaders of the Métis Nation congratulated the Government of Canada on its announcement today to commence direct dialogue with the MNC Governing Members on the over-representation of Métis children and youth in the child welfare systems in Ontario and the four western provinces. “The Métis Nation is heartened by the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 2018269 Views

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Media Release: The changing face of the Canadian family

Canadian families are becoming more diverse and they’re pretty stable units overall, as shown in the sixth and latest edition of Close Relations. WireService.ca Media Release (03/27/2018) Lethbridge, AB – Authored by Dr. Susan McDaniel, a University of Lethbridge sociology professor and director of the Prentice Institute, along with Dr. Lorne Tepperman from the University […]

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Announcement of the Industrial Research Chair NSERC-UQAT on northern biodiversity in a mining context

ROUYN-NORANDA, QC, March 27, 2018  – The official announcement of the NSERC-UQAT Industrial Research on northern biodiversity in a mining context will take place today at the Rouyn-Noranda campus of the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT). With a budget of nearly 2 million dollars over five years generated by support from the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 2018244 Views

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NTI Regrets the Passing of Louie Kamookak of Gjoa Haven

March 27, 2018 Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Vice President, James Eetoolook, deeply regrets the passing of Louie Kamookak of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. “Louie was a well-loved and deeply respected hunter and historian with a life-long commitment to promoting and preserving Inuit culture and history.  Louie enlightened others by revealing, from an Inuit perspective, the history […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 2018242 Views

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Statement By Grand Chief Dr. Abel Bosum To The Standing Senate Committee On Aboriginal Peoples On Bill C-70, Cree Nation Of Eeyou Istchee Governance Agreement Act

March 27, 2018 Read the full Statement By Grand Chief Dr. Abel Bosum To The Standing Senate Committee On Aboriginal Peoples On Bill C-70, Cree Nation Of Eeyou Istchee Governance Agreement Act “This year marks the 350th anniversary of the arrival of Europeans in Eeyou Istchee. But, by the time they arrived, we had already […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 2018243 Views

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YT Government: Next phase of LGBTQ2S+ non-discrimination work to begin this spring

March 26, 2018 The Government of Yukon is taking steps to design a public engagement on LGBTQ2S+ inclusion to ensure that government practices are meeting the needs and priorities of LGBTQ2S+ Yukoners. This preliminary work will include working with stakeholder organizations to design a confidential public engagement process where LGBTQ2S+ Yukoners will feel safe to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 2018188 Views

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Government of Canada Announces 12 New National Historic Designations

From Parks Canada March 27, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario Parks Canada Agency Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, announced the designation of 12 new nationally significant persons, places and events that helped define Canada’s history. These new designations reflect the rich and varied history of our […]

by aanationtalk on March 27, 2018243 Views

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Message from Dr. Carrie Bourassa about new CIHR’s Institute name and funding for Indigenous health research

Hello, Boozhoo, I am delighted to inform you that CIHR is changing the name of the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health to the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health. This change is effective as of now. Since the creation of the CIHR’s 13 Institutes in 2000, the discourse has evolved on appropriate and respectful terminology when referring to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 2018405 Views

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Media Advisory: Awards in Visual and Media Arts

March 27, 2018 Presentation of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts OTTAWA— Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada,  will present the 2018 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 6 p.m. The Governor General’s Awards […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 2018208 Views

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