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B.C. And ‘Namgis Sign Land Management Agreement

For Immediate Release
Jan. 25, 2010
Ministry of Forests and Range and Minister Responsible for the Integrated Land Management Bureau

VICTORIA – An agreement with the ‘Namgis First Nation to help manage commercial sea kayak activities on northeastern Vancouver Island will also help enhance local tourism, Minister responsible for the Integrated Land Management Bureau, Pat Bell announced today.

by NationTalk on January 26, 2010649 Views

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Speaking Notes for The Honourable Chuck Strahl Regarding a Proposed Claim Settlement with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

Regarding A Proposed Claim Settlement with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation, Ontario
January 25, 2010

Check against delivery

Good morning/afternoon ladies and gentlemen, and my thanks to Chief Bryan LaForme, Council, elders and community members for the warm welcome.

by NationTalk on January 26, 2010560 Views

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Chief Lonechild Wants Canada To Deal With Indian Act Amendments

Friday, 22 January 2010

(Saskatoon, SK) FSIN Chief Guy Lonechild is calling on the Federal Government to get back to work so they can deal with the amendments to the Indian Act. On Saturday January 23, 2010 there will be anti-prorogation rallies across the country. Chief Lonechild says First Nation leadership will support and participate in the events.

by NationTalk on January 25, 2010568 Views

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Labrador Metis Nation Notice Of Advance Poll

Attention Members of the Labrador Metis Nation!!

The Labrador Metis Nation will be holding an Advance Poll for the 2010 Election

by NationTalk on January 25, 2010431 Views

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Cowessess First Nation Band Elections

Nomination Date: April 13, 2010
Cowessess First Nation
Last Oak Golf & Country Club
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Candidates Forums:

April 13, 2010 – Cowessess First Nation following close of nominations at the Last Oak Golf & Country Club

April 16, 2010 – Regina, Sask. Holiday Inn & Suites, 1800 Prince of Wales Drive 5:00 p.m.

by NationTalk on January 25, 20101569 Views

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Media Advisory: Indian And Northern Affairs Canada

Hagersville, Ontario -Jan. 22, 2010 – Please be advised that the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians and Chief Bryan LaForme of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation will join community members and students to celebrate a major breakthrough in talks to resolve the Toronto Purchase specific claim.

by NationTalk on January 22, 20101026 Views

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Harper Government Must Stop Avoiding Environmental Responsibility

Thu 21 Jan 2010

OTTAWA- While the Harper Conservatives may be temporarily able to hide from Parliament, they can no longer sidestep environmental laws to protect venerable ecosystems from industrial projects.

by NationTalk on January 22, 2010710 Views

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The Fur Council Of Canada Supports The Universal Declaration Of The Ethical Harvest Of Seals

OTTAWA, the 21st of January 2010 – “The Universal Declaration on the Ethical Harvest of Seals is gaining in popularity and I am delighted that the Fur Council of Canada is supporting this declaration along with the Canadian fur industry,” said Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette.

by NationTalk on January 21, 2010515 Views

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AIAI Grand Chief sees new opportunities in Ontario cabinet shuffle

London, ON, Jan. 19 – The Grand Chief of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) wishes to congratulate Ontario’s newest ministers after yesterday’s provincial cabinet shuffle. Randall Phillips says he’s looking forward to meeting with Dalton McGuinty’s newest team members, and working with them to resolve on-going challenges facing First Nations in Ontario.

by NationTalk on January 20, 20101006 Views

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PM Announces Changes To The Ministry

19 January 2010
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced changes to the Ministry in preparation for a Speech from the Throne and the implementation of Phase II of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2010907 Views

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Minister Strahl Announces Reappointment Of Jack R. Williams To Inuvialuit Arbitration Board

Ottawa, Ontario (January 19, 2010) — The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, announced today the reappointment of Jack R. Williams for a three-year term as a member of the Inuvialuit Arbitration Board.

by NationTalk on January 19, 20101086 Views

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Labrador Metis Nation President Becomes Vice Chief Of CAP

Media Release
Monday, January 18th,
For Immediate Release

Chris Montague, President of the Labrador Metis Nation was elected Vice Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal People by the national council. Mr. Montague fills the position of former Vice Chief Kevin Daniels who resigned the position in early January

by NationTalk on January 19, 2010828 Views

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New Decade, New Challenges, New Cabinet

McGuinty Government Continues To Drive Forward On Priorities

Premier McGuinty today announced major changes to his Cabinet to drive the government’s economic, education and green energy agenda.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2010682 Views

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First Nations Diabetes Funding Being Ignored: New Democrats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 18, 2010

OTTAWA – New Democrat MPs are calling on the Harper government to support sustaining funding for the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative and other First Nations diabetes treatments in the wake of the sad case of Marvin Blackbird, who was denied critical diabetes care because he lives on the Keeseekoowenin Reserve in Manitoba.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2010635 Views

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Minister Raitt Announces Appointment Of Member To The National Energy Board

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Jan. 19, 2010 – The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the appointment of a temporary member, Mr. Hans Matthews, to the National Energy Board (NEB).

by NationTalk on January 19, 2010627 Views

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Marking The Opening Of Canada’s Northern House – Hon. Bob Mcleod

Friday, January 15, 2010
Attendees of the Grand Opening

Ladies, gentlemen, distinguished guests – on behalf of myself, Premier Floyd Roland and Mr. David Ramsay, MLA for the Yellowknife riding of Kam Lake and Chair of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Infrastructure, I’d like to thank you all for coming here today as we celebrate the official opening of a facility the Government of the Northwest Territories is very excited about: Canada’s Northern House.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2010806 Views

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Labrador Metis Nation Call for Nominations & Resolutions

Posted Friday, 15 Jan 2010

Attention members of the Labrador Metis Nation!!

The LMN is currently making a call for nominations for the 2010 Election being held February 2010. Nominations are being called for : Vice President and Councilors.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2010512 Views

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Canada, Ontario and First Nations Work Together for Stronger First Nations Communities and a Stronger Ontario

January 15, 2010

First Nations government and economic development leaders gathered together this week with the governments of Canada and Ontario on a coordinated approachto build more sustainable economies in First Nations across Ontario. Productive partnerships, thriving businesses and good jobs are crucial to improving the quality of life in First Nations communities.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2010785 Views

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Minister Strahl Announces Appointment of Nellie T. Kusugak as Deputy Commisioner of Nunavut

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Ottawa, Ontario (January 15, 2009) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the appointment of Ms. Nellie T. Kusugak to the position of Deputy Commissioner of Nunavut.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2010657 Views

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Crowder To Meet With Local Aboriginal Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 15, 2010

PRINCE ALBERT – New Democrat Aboriginal Affairs critic, Jean Crowder (Nanaimo-Cowichan) will be meeting with First Nations and Métis women from the Prince Albert area to discuss what can be done to address issues facing Aboriginal women.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2010600 Views

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Ministers To Travel To North Coast Of Labrador

Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
Transportation and Works
Justice
January 15, 2009

The Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, the Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs, along with the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works, and the Honourable Felix Collins, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, will travel to communities on the North Coast of Labrador, Monday, January 18, to meet with Nunatsiavut Government officials, the Mushuau Innu Band Council, community leaders and residents.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2010599 Views

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Wowchuk Announces Pre-Budget Consultations In Numerous Manitoba Communities In Coming Weeks

January 15, 2010

Manitobans are encouraged to provide input on Budget 2010 at pre-budget consultations that will be held this month, Finance Minister Rosann Wowchuk announced today.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2010612 Views

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Media Advisory: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

MACTIER, ONTARIO – Jan. 14, 2010 – Please be advised that the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, will be participating in an event at Moose Deer Point First Nation.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2010533 Views

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MLA for Nahendeh Pleased to See Completion of Joint Review Panel Report

(Yellowknife, NT) January 8, 2010 – Mr. Kevin Menicoche, MLA for Nahendeh, is pleased to see the release of the Joint Review Panel’s report on the Mackenzie Gas Project.

The Joint Review Panel for the Mackenzie Gas Project released its final report on December 30, 2009. The Panel conditionally approved the Project as long as its 176 recommendations are followed. “I’m very pleased that this phase of the project is completed,” says Mr. Menicoche, MLA for Nahendeh.

by NationTalk on January 14, 2010633 Views

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New Cabinet Team Will Ensure Alberta Is Stronger Than Ever

January 13, 2010

Premier Introduces His New Team For Today’s Priorities

Edmonton… Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach named his new cabinet team, which will focus on four goals that will bring Alberta out of the recession stronger than ever before.

by NationTalk on January 13, 2010731 Views

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Statement By MP Jean Crowder On Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Court Case

January 13, 2010

I fully support the decision by Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corp. (TWCC) to sue the federal government after being shut out of a new program designed to increase capital available to small and medium businesses in Aboriginal communities

by NationTalk on January 13, 20101019 Views

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Premier Ghiz Announces Major Renewal Of Provincial Cabinet

January 13, 2010
For immediate release

Premier’s Office

In keeping with his commitment to renew government on a regular basis, Premier Robert Ghiz announced a series of Cabinet changes today.

by NationTalk on January 13, 2010662 Views

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Tax Room Sharing Agreements With First Nations Renewed

FOR RELEASE
January 12, 2010

WHITEHORSE – Seven Yukon self-governing First Nation chiefs have signed personal income tax room sharing agreements with the Government of Yukon.

by NationTalk on January 12, 20101011 Views

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Conservatives Run From Accountability On Skills Training And Education

Tue 12 Jan 2010

WELLAND – Cuts to the Canadian Council on Learning are yet another example of the Conservatives trying to run from accountability, says New Democrat Skills Training and Apprenticeships Critic Malcolm Allen (Welland).

by NationTalk on January 12, 2010704 Views

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BC Treaty Commission – Commissioner Haggard re-appointed

Commissioner Dave Haggard will serve a second, two-year term at the Treaty Commission following his re-appointment by the provincial government.

The long-time labour leader and forestry advocate was first appointed in February 2008.

The Treaty Commission comprises a federal appointee, a provincial appointee, two First Nations representatives elected by First Nation Summit delegates, and a chief commissioner appointed by agreement of all three.

by NationTalk on January 12, 2010552 Views

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Canada Loses Another World War II Veteran

(Saskatoon, SK) FSIN Vice Chief E. Dutch Lerat is saddened by the passing of World War II Veteran, Josephine Greyeyes, of the Muskeg Lake First Nation, on Saturday January 9, 2010. Ms. Greyeyes enlisted in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, at the age of 21, on March 31, 1943. She served until 1946 at various locations across Canada. During the course of her 3 year service, Ms. Greyeyes was awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and the War Medal.

by NationTalk on January 12, 2010727 Views

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Council Appointed To Shape Review Of Social Assistance

January 11, 2010

McGuinty Government Seeking Input To Remove Barriers And Increase Opportunity

Ontario has selected a group of highly experienced and committed community leaders to help shape a review of the social assistance system and suggest ways to better support vulnerable Ontarians transition to greater independence.

by NationTalk on January 11, 2010672 Views

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Call For Nominations In MN-S Bi-Election

During the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly in November 2009, the Provincial Métis Council was given a mandated to proceed with a bi-election for the position of Provincial Regional Director in Northern Region I

by NationTalk on January 11, 2010692 Views

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Algonquins of Ontario officially open Consultation Office in Pembroke

PEMBROKE, ON, Jan. 11 – A new Consultation Office for the Algonquins of Ontario was officially opened today by the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, and the Honourable Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.

by NationTalk on January 11, 20101699 Views

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Speaking Notes For The Honourable Chuck Strahl At The Opening Of The Algonquin Consultation Office

Pembroke, Ontario
January 11, 2010

Good afternoon.

Thank you very much for the warm welcome. It is truly an honour and a privilege to be in Pembroke today to commemorate the opening of the Algonquin Consultation Office.

by NationTalk on January 11, 2010539 Views

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Poor No More!

WANT TO BE IN A MOVIE?

Join TV and film sta r Mary Walsh in a rally on Parliament Hill Sat urday, January 16

Poor No More is a feature documentary about Canada’s working poor. The film will wrap up with a rally in front of the House of Commons.

by NationTalk on January 11, 2010605 Views

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Media Advisory: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

PEMBROKE, ONTARIO – Jan. 11, 2010 – Please be advised that the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians will be participating in the ribbon cutting at the new Algonquins of Ontario Consultation Office.

by NationTalk on January 11, 2010631 Views

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Minister Shea Promotes Canada’s Fishing and Sealing Industry in China

BEIJING, CHINA – Jan. 11, 2010 – The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today began a two day visit to the People’s Republic of China. This is the first Canadian ministerial trip to China of 2010 and builds on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit in early December to enhance and expand Canada’s constructive relationship with China.

by NationTalk on January 11, 2010588 Views

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Housing Minister To Tour Northern Manitoba

January 7, 2010

To listen and give northerners an opportunity to share their views on housing in northern Manitoba, Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross will be visiting a number of northern communities as part of a tour today and tomorrow.

by NationTalk on January 8, 2010801 Views

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MNO President Gary Lipinski extends greetings for 2010

Gary Lipinksi
Métis Nation of Ontario President

Iwant to wish each and everyone of you and your families all the very best in this NewYear. January 2010 marks not only the beginning of a new year, but the start of a new decade as well.We enter both with hope and a sense of optimism about a better future not only the Métis Nation, but for our province and country as well. The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) comes to this time of new beginnings following a year of unprecedented growth. Looking ahead, I see a year in which growth and visibility will continue. From the Métis Nation’s participation in the events leading up to and at the 2010 Olympic Games to the Canada wide celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Battle of Batoche, Métis people will continue to have our voices heard and share our unique culture with all Canadians and the world.

by NationTalk on January 8, 2010679 Views

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Batchewana First Nation & Garden River First Nation HST Action Plan Crosses the Border!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

“Local First Nation’s action plan against HST crosses the border, It’s not law yet!”

Garden River and Batchewana First Nation’s citizens have generated action plans that will compliment the First Nation’s demands for the Crown Government to discontinue the neglect and erosion of the living treaty relationship that is being perpetuated through the implementation of the HST.

by NationTalk on January 7, 2010956 Views

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Governor General’s New Year’s Message

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Dec. 29, 2009

The time has come for us to take a last look at the year that has ended and to wish one another our best for the New Year.

The economic disaster that threw the whole planet into turmoil in 2009 revealed the pressing need to strengthen the bonds of solidarity that unite us.

by NationTalk on January 4, 2010600 Views

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OECD Secretary-General Looks Beyond Copenhagen

23/12/2009 – “Though far from perfect, the Copenhagen Accord is a hard-fought political agreement. With most countries likely to sign, it is a breakthrough towards collective international action to limit global emissions and help build cleaner, more resilient economies”, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

by NationTalk on December 23, 2009672 Views

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Ontario-Six Nations Political Process Agreement

The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Chief William Montour of the Six Nations of the Grand River signed a Political Process Agreement on December 14, 2009.

by NationTalk on December 23, 2009628 Views

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Canada Must Change Course To Create A Better Society

The gap between rich and poor has been widening for 30 years in Canada yet business keeps offering the same failed solutions, says OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas.

Toronto (23 Dec. 2009) – The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) says Canada must reverse the trend that has seen the rich get steadily richer and the poor ever poorer over the past 30 years.

by NationTalk on December 23, 2009544 Views

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Manitoba Moving Forward With Balanced, Steady Fiscal Framework: Wowchuk

December 22, 2009

Mid-Year Economic Performance and Outlook, Quarterly Financial Report Released

Manitoba’s Mid-Year Economic Performance and Outlook and its Quarterly Financial Report for April to September 2009 were released today by Finance Minister Rosann Wowchuk.

by NationTalk on December 22, 2009824 Views

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INAC E-Bulletin – December 2009

Message from the Minister

Information-sharing is vital to the success of the efforts we are making in partnership to address the issues facing First Nations, Inuit and Métis. That’s why I hope you’ll find Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s new e-bulletin to be a useful, convenient and quick vehicle for finding key information on announcements, appointments, funding opportunities, new initiatives and more.

by NationTalk on December 21, 20091220 Views

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Minister Strahl Announces Reappointment Of Bruce Macdonald As A Member Of The Wek’èezhìi Renewable Resources Board

Ottawa, Ontario (December 18, 2009) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the reappointment of Mr. Bruce MacDonald as a member of the Wek’èezhìi Renewable Resources Board for a three-year term.

by NationTalk on December 21, 2009689 Views

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Minister Strahl, Provincial Ministers And Metis Leaders Meet To Discuss Metis Economic Development

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Dec. 18, 2009) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-status Indians, and Metis National Council (MNC) President Clement Chartier, together with the MNC Board of Governors, the Metis Settlements General Council and Aboriginal Affairs Ministers from the five western-most provinces met this week to discuss Metis Nation economic development.

by NationTalk on December 18, 20091032 Views

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B.C. And Treaty 8 First Nations Sign Five Agreements

For Immediate Release
December 17, 2009
Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

FORT ST. JOHN – Chiefs of three Treaty 8 First Nations – Doig River First Nation, West Moberly First Nations and Prophet River First Nation – have signed five significant agreements with the Province to provide for collaborative planning, management and operation of Treaty 8 lands in the province’s Northeast, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister George Abbott announced today.

by NationTalk on December 18, 20091236 Views

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