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Release of the Cohen Commission’s Interim Report into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River

29 October 2010
Ottawa, Ontario

The Government of Canada today welcomed the release of the Interim Report from the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River entitled Fraser River Sockeye Salmon: Past Declines. Future Sustainability?

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Aboriginal Participation in Devolution Negotiations

R(16)528 – Friday, October 29, 2010

Premier Floyd Roland says he hopes Aboriginal governments in the Northwest Territories will be prepared to take the next step in the process to advance a proposed Devolution Agreement-in-Principle (AiP).

The Premier presented a history of the AiP process to Members of the Legislative Assembly this morning. While the draft AiP is not binding, it provides the necessary parameters for negotiations leading to a final agreement on Devolution.

by NationTalk on November 1, 2010575 Views

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Ghislain Picard Welcomes the Chief of The Assembly of The First Nations to Quebec this Week

Kahnawake, QC, Nov. 1 – The Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) welcomes this week to Quebec the Chief of the Assembly of the First Nations, Shawn Atleo. He will be in Mashteuiatsh, in Lac-Saint-Jean on Monday, November 1st, and in Opitciwan on November 2nd. “It will be a pleasure to accompany him in meetings with the population, along with Innue and Atikamekw leaders. It is an honor to have Chief Atleo visit Mashteuiasth and Opitciwan for the first time,” mentioned Ghislain Picard, Chief of the AFNQL.

by NationTalk on November 1, 2010456 Views

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The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Aboriginal Potash Group Look to Enforce Their Right to be Consulted Regarding Hostile Bid for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Oct 29, 2010 — The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (the “FSIN”) and the Aboriginal Potash Group (“IPG”) announces that it has filed notice with Industry Canada regarding the duty of the Federal Government of Canada to consult with First Nations regarding the approval of the hostile take-over bid of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (“Potash Corp.”) by the Australian-based global resource giant, BHP Billiton plc.

by NationTalk on November 1, 2010669 Views

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Departments required to present budget-cutting plan

News Release
Finance

29 October 2010

Fredericton (CNB) – Provincial departments have been instructed to examine their budgets and prepare a plan to make a one-per-cent cut for the current fiscal year.

The departments must find these savings between now and the end of March 2011. They have been asked to report back in two weeks with a plan to achieve these savings.

by NationTalk on October 31, 2010444 Views

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Aboriginal Peoples Senate – Tuesday, November 2, 2010 & Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 9:30 am
Location: Room 160-S, Centre Block
(Televised live on PTN)
(Webcast)
Clerk: Marcy Zlotnick (613-990-6080)

Agenda for the meeting – Senate

Item & Details
1. Examine the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and other matters generally relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada.
TOPIC: Issues concerning First Nations Education
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Witness(es)
University of Saskatchewan
Marie Battiste, Professor and Director, Aboriginal Education Research Centre
Sheila Carr-Stewart, Professor, Department Head & Graduate Chair, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education

(Meeting with Reporting and Interpretation)
* Please note meeting changes

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Harper government is backwards force in UN biodiversity talks in Japan

Posted on October 28, 2010

Nagoya, Japan – Liberal Environment Critic Gerard Kennedy today responded to Environment Minister Jim Prentice’s statement to delegates at the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity, terming it “as empty as Canada’s current store of international credibility.”

by NationTalk on October 29, 2010433 Views

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Premier Accepts Resignation of Minister Tapardjuk

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (October 28, 2010) – Premier Eva Aariak today accepted the resignation of Minister Tapardjuk from the Executive Council.

“Minister Tapardjuk has provided a wealth of experience to our Cabinet and has been unwavering in his commitment to our Tamapta mandate,” said Premier Aariak. “I wish Minister Tapardjuk all the best as he continues his duties as MLA for the Amittuq riding, and I look forward to working together as Members of the Legislative Assembly,” said Premier Aariak.

by NationTalk on October 29, 2010458 Views

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Nisga’a Individual Property Ownership

New Aiyansh, BC, Oct. 28 – The Nisga’a Nation has taken another major step today towards the achievement of individual property ownership on Nisga’a Lands.

Wilp Si’ayuukhl Nisga’a (WSN), the legislative body of Nisga’a Lisims Government, today unanimously passed the new Nisga’a Land Title Act, Nisga’a Property Law Act, Nisga’a Law and Equity Act and Nisga’a Partition of Property Act.

by NationTalk on October 29, 2010621 Views

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Office of the Languages Commissioner, Qikiqtani Inuit Association & Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. call for immediate action on language

Released | October 28, 2010

Iqaluit, Nunavut – The Government of Nunavut Minister of Languages Louis Tapardjuk announced yesterday that he would not be tabling the Inuit Language Protection Act (ILPA) and Official Languages Act (OLA) mandated implementation plan at this fall session of the Legislative Assembly.

In response, the Languages Commissioner for Nunavut, Alexina Kublu, stated: “The Minister of Languages is failing his duty to Nunavummiut. The Minister was legislatively bound to table the implementation plan by March 31st, 2010. He has not done so”.

by NationTalk on October 28, 2010470 Views

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Premier Wall Welcomes Premier Stelmach’s Support on Potash Takeover

News Release – October 28, 2010

Government To Seek All-Party Support in Legislature Today

Premier Brad Wall today thanked Alberta Premer Ed Stelmach for backing Saskatchewan’s stand against the proposed foreign takeover of PotashCorp by BHP Billiton.

by NationTalk on October 28, 2010432 Views

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Throne Speech Outlines Government Agenda to Keep Saskatchewan Moving Forward

News Release – October 27, 2010

Premier Brad Wall said today’s Throne Speech sets out the provincial government’s agenda to keep Saskatchewan moving forward.

“Saskatchewan is growing and Saskatchewan people are enjoying the benefits of that growth,” Wall said. “Our government is working hard to ensure this continues.”

by NationTalk on October 28, 2010499 Views

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Provincial Cabinet to Host First-Ever Historic Joint Cabinet Meeting with Nunatsiavut Government Executive Council

Executive Council
October 27, 2010

The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, along with his Provincial Cabinet will host a joint Cabinet meeting with President Jim Lyall and the Nunatsiavut Government Executive Council. President Lyall will be joined by several of his Cabinet ministers.

by NationTalk on October 28, 2010500 Views

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FRAPRU blocks a building of Canada Air Force in Ottawa: social housing instead of F-35

Ottawa, Oct. 27 – More than 450 poorly housed and homeless people have expressed their anger towards the economic choices of the Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government by blocking a building of Canada Air Force, at 400 Cumberland Street, in Ottawa. FRAPRU, a Quebec coalition of grassroots housing committees, is protesting against the decision to reduce by one billion dollars a year the funds dedicated to the construction and renovation of social housing across Canada. The fact that at the same time the Harper government has awarded, without a competing call for tenders, a contract of nine billion dollars to the American company Lockheed Martin for the purchase of 65 F-35 fighter jets, as well as up to seven billion dollars for their maintenance does not sit well with FRAPRU.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010715 Views

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Report of the Auditor General of Alberta – October 2010

Auditor General of Alberta—October 2010 to be made public. The report contains 41 recommendations. Here are the highlights:

● Systems Audits—new
o Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (Cross Ministry)—page 15
What we found—The Alberta government has a system to determine if it is following the terms and conditions of the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund Agreement between the governments of Canada and Alberta. The system is performing as intended so we have not made any recommendations. Albertans can be confident that these public funds are properly administered.

by NationTalk on October 27, 20101017 Views

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NTI to Hold By-election for President Position

Released | October 27, 2010

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Lori Idlout announced that a by-election for the position of president will be held Dec. 13, 2010, the same day the organization is hosting an election for two vice-presidents.

A by-election is necessary following the removal of Paul Kaludjak from the role of president. Members attending the annual general meeting in Rankin Inlet voted to remove Kaludjak from the role of president yesterday. He was serving a suspension for credit card misuse at the time of his removal.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010590 Views

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Canada’s Environment Minister Delivers National Statement at United Nations Biological Diversity Conference

Nagoya, Japan — October 27, 2010 — TheHonourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment, today delivered Canada’s national statement to delegates at the United Nations Biological Diversity Conference. The 10th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP10) has brought nations together to work on developing a protocol that will address the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010541 Views

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Devolution – Aboriginal Rights Agreements and Negotiations

R(16)524 – Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Premier Floyd K. Roland says concerns that Devolution will impact existing land claims and current land, resources and self-government negotiations are unfounded.

In the first of a series of statements he will make to clarify misconceptions and misinformation arising out of the leak of the proposed Agreement-in-Principle (AiP), the Premier refuted speculation that approval of a draft AiP will prejudice current Aboriginal rights negotiations or violate existing land claims agreements.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010535 Views

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Young Canadians Raise Concern over Backward Trade Deal with EU

Toronto, Oct. 25 – A new free trade deal between Canada and the European Union would be a backward step in the fight against climate change and should be impetus enough for the federal government to halt talks, said Canadian Youth Climate Coalition National Director Amber Church.

“Canadians have long insisted that government use its regulatory powers to address our most pressing environmental challenges, yet these powers are under threat of being dismantled under the proposed EU trade pact,” Church said.

by NationTalk on October 26, 2010481 Views

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British Columbia Treaty Commission: Minister Penner Faces Many Challenges in Aboriginal Relations

Vancouver, British Columbia – Oct. 25, 2010 – The Treaty Commission expects Chilliwack MLA and former environment Minister Barry Penner to continue the pace set by his predecessor George Abbott in reaching agreements that provide immediate benefits to First Nations and are linked to comprehensive treaties.

The Treaty Commission welcomes Penner to his new role as minister of aboriginal relations and reconciliation which was announced earlier today. He was environment minister for five years and the MLA for Chilliwack-Hope since 1996.

by NationTalk on October 26, 2010474 Views

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Premier Campbell Announces Cabinet Changes

For Immediate Release
2010PREM0191-001330
Oct. 25, 2010

Office of the Premier

Victoria – Premier Gordon Campbell realigned the provincial cabinet today to ensure government’s continued focus on supporting families, education and the economy.

“Today’s changes focus on investment and job creation, helping our children realize their full potential and building on our Olympic momentum,” said Premier Campbell. “This new structure will streamline government processes for critical natural resource industries to ensure we can better attract global investment and turn proposed projects and investments into actual worksites and jobs. It enables us to move forward with our federal partners towards establishing a ‘one project, one process’ model.”

by NationTalk on October 25, 2010491 Views

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B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell ranked best fiscal manager in comparison of 10 provincial premiers, Ontario’s Dalton McGuinty the worst

Release Date: October 25, 2010

Vancouver, B.C.—British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell ranks as the best of 10 provincial premiers at managing key aspects of fiscal policy including government spending, taxes, and debt and deficits, according to a new peer-reviewed study released today by the Fraser Institute, Canada’s leading public policy think-tank.

by NationTalk on October 25, 2010558 Views

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Elections Canada Issues Writs of By-election for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette (Manitoba), Vaughan (Ontario) and Winnipeg North (Manitoba)

Federal By-elections Underway

Ottawa, Sunday, October 24, 2010

•The writs of by-election were issued today by-elections Canada for the federal by-elections to be held on Monday, November 29, 2010, in the electoral districts of Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette (Manitoba), Vaughan (Ontario) and Winnipeg North (Manitoba) to fill three vacancies in the House of Commons.

•Local Elections Canada offices in these electoral districts are in the process of being opened.

by NationTalk on October 24, 2010457 Views

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Ktunaxa Nation and Province Sign Engagement Agreement

For Immediate Release
2010FOR0182-001318
Oct. 22, 2010

Ministry of Forests and Range
Integrated Land Management Bureau

Cranbrook – The Province and Ktunaxa Nation Council have reached a strategic engagement agreement to guide ongoing government-to-government discussions on natural resource decisions, and build on the New Relationship commitment to First Nations, Minister Responsible for the Integrated Land Management Bureau Pat Bell announced today.

by NationTalk on October 23, 2010855 Views

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Environment Minister Renner responds to Syncrude verdict

October 22, 2010

St. Albert… Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner expressed his support for the sentence agreed upon in provincial court regarding the case of waterfowl deaths on Syncrude’s Aurora tailings pond in 2008.

“This represents the largest environmental penalty in Alberta’s history,” said Minister Renner. “Make no mistake, we all wish this incident never took place. We can’t change what happened, but we need to do what we can to greatly reduce the chances of it ever happening again.”

by NationTalk on October 23, 2010637 Views

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UBCIC Resolution Calls for Unqualified Support of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

October 21, 2010

Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Government of Canada
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
Fax: 613-941-6900

Minister John Duncan
Indian and Northern Affairs
10 Wellington Street
Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0A6
Fax: 819-953-4941

RE: UBCIC Resolution 2010-33 Calls for Unqualified Canadian Government Support for U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Dear Honourable Ministers,

We are writing to you with respect to the Union of BC Indian Chiefs Resolution 2010-33, “United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Canada’s Intention to Endorse,” which was carried at the Union of BC Indian Chiefs’ Annual General Assembly on September 17, 2010 (enclosed).

by NationTalk on October 22, 2010488 Views

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What’s left of our lands is not for sale: Madahbee

UOI Offices, Oct. 21 – Federal legislation to permit the privatization of reserve land is a recipe for disaster that avoids dealing with the root causes of First Nations poverty, says Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee.

“Under the pretense of creating more economic opportunities for our citizens, the Harper government is trying another end-run around Canada’s promises and obligations to work with us to build stronger communities. If they want to help us develop our own economies, they can speed up addition-to-reserve processes, and look at ways we can re-zone reserve land for industrial use, or establish off-reserve industrial parks with tax advantages for our business partners.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2010692 Views

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Strategic investments needed to strengthen Canada’s economy

Oct 20, 2010

CUPE urges Commons finance committee to help families recover from tough times

Ottawa – The federal government’s next budget should make helping families struggling with unemployment, record debt and stagnant wages its top priority.

Presenting to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance pre-budget consultations, CUPE senior economist Toby Sanger warned that an austerity budget would be misguided because the economy is weaker than expected and cuts to stimulus programs would hurt, not help our economy.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2010478 Views

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Indigenous Representatives Denounce Canada’s Obstructionist Position at COP10

Nagoya, Japan, Oct. 21 – In Nagoya, Japan, Canada came under severe criticism in the current negotiations on an international regime on Access and Benefit Sharing for the use of genetic resources. Canada stood alone in its shameful opposition to preambular text “Taking into account the significance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” (UNDRIP) in the proposed ABS Protocol. Reminding parties that it did not endorse the UNDRIP, Canada insisted that the reference to the UNDRIP be both bracketed and deleted. Indigenous Peoples insist the ABS Protocol must take into account the significance of the UNDRIP.

by NationTalk on October 21, 2010539 Views

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Third Report: First Nations Elections: The Choice Is Inherently Theirs – Government response

Government Response to The Third Report of The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The Government of Canada believes that strong and effective First Nation governments must be transparent and accountable to their membership. A free and fair leadership selection process promotes accountability of leaders back to communities rather than to the Government of Canada and is a cornerstone to greater self-government and to better outcomes.

Accordingly, the Government has been working in collaboration with First Nations partners to develop, at their request, an optional legislative framework for the election of band councils. The Government also remains committed to supporting First Nations-led initiatives to build stronger election systems, whether they are community-designed or legislated.

by NationTalk on October 20, 20101388 Views

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MP Anita Neville attends international conference on women’s human rights

Posted on October 19, 2010

Anita Neville, MP for Winnipeg South Centre and the Official Opposition Critic for the Status of Women, joined fellow women representatives from around the world this week to discuss women’s human rights at the GlobalPOWER 2010 conference in Washington, DC.

“Upholding and promoting women’s human rights must be a top priority for the international community, and is a responsibility of every country, including Canada,” said Ms. Neville. “Over the coming days my colleagues and I will discuss the international trafficking of women and girls, and explore policy mechanisms for responding to this urgent crisis within a women’s human rights framework.

by NationTalk on October 19, 2010534 Views

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Liberals continue fight for pay equity

Posted on October 19, 2010

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff continued to champion the principle of equal opportunity for all Canadians by appearing before the Parliamentary Status of Women Committee today to present his Private Member’s Bill that would make pay equity an enshrined human right.

by NationTalk on October 19, 2010587 Views

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First Nation Leadership in Central and Eastern Canada dismiss B.C. Boreal Forest Meeting

Thunder Bay, ON, Oct. 19 – First Nation leadership in central and eastern Canada have come together to dismiss a meeting taking place this week in Prince George, British Columbia, which is being hailed as a national meeting to discuss the management and protection of the Boreal forest in Canada.

by NationTalk on October 19, 2010757 Views

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Moving Ontario Forward Together

October 17, 2010

Progress Report Shows McGuinty Government Getting Results

The Ontario government released its seventh annual Progress Report highlighting how the Open Ontario Plan is delivering results for Ontario families.

The report shows investments in infrastructure are creating jobs during tough times and improving the quality of life for families in their communities. It also shows 35,000 four- and five-year-olds are benefiting from full-day kindergarten and nearly one million more Ontarians have access to a family doctor.

by NationTalk on October 18, 2010433 Views

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Canada-EU free trade: Treat or trick? Groups to protest CETA negotiations, demand consultations

MEDIA ADVISORY
For Immediate Release
October 15, 2010

Canada-EU free trade: Treat or trick? Groups to protest CETA negotiations, demand consultations

In the spirit of Halloween, Canadian and European Union trade negotiators are in Ottawa next week to continue closed-door talks on a monster trade deal called the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA. While improving ties with Europe sounds good, CETA is no treat – it’s a trick that threatens farmers, First Nations, public water, municipal democracy, good jobs, public services, cultural protections and other policies designed to protect people from corporate profiteering. The Council of Canadians has organized a rally to demand a halt to the negotiations while the Harper government seeks an informed public mandate on how, or even whether to proceed at all.

by NationTalk on October 18, 2010550 Views

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16th Assembly Focussed on Future – Premier

R(16)519 – Thursday, October 14, 2010

In his Sessional Statement to Members of the Legislative Assembly, Premier Floyd K. Roland today highlighted the many initiatives and investments that have been put in place by the Government of the Northwest Territories to build the foundation for future decisions and opportunities.

“The vision, mission and goals of the 16th Assembly – the strategic Initiatives of this Government – the work that we have done – the decisions we have made – the over 142 initiatives and investments that we have put in place with the support of this House. Together, they offer a strong track record focussed on building a stronger Northwest Territories, a foundation that will serve us all well long past the term of this Government,” the Premier said.

by NationTalk on October 15, 2010510 Views

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Tsartlip Firing One Over Governments’ Bows

Time for Government Disregard of First Nations to Stop
by Tsartlip First Nation

Our people are tired of the way we are being treated by all levels of government. The Treaty of 1852 promises our hunting and fishing areas to be protected and to remain. The governments keep disregarding us and it is time to stop.

by NationTalk on October 15, 2010530 Views

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Aboriginal Peoples – Wednesday, October 20, 2010 6:45 pm

Location: Room 160-S, Centre Block
(Televised live on PTN)
(Webcast)
Clerk: Marcy Zlotnick (613-990-6080)

Agenda for the meeting –

Senate Item & Details

1. Examine the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and other matters generally relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada.
TOPIC: Issues concerning Indian Residential Schools
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by NationTalk on October 15, 2010561 Views

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UN Security Council loss a direct result of Harper’s policies, says Council of Canadians

MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release
October 12, 2010

Ottawa – The Council of Canadians is blaming the Harper government for Canada’s loss in its bid for a seat on the UN Security Council today.

The organization argues this historic loss is a direct result of the Harper government’s refusal to recognize the human right to water, being virtually alone in not signing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and consistently undermining action on climate change in Canada and internationally. For the past 18 months, the Council of Canadians has argued that Harper government must reverse its position on these key issues in order to demonstrate that it deserves a seat on the Security Council.

by NationTalk on October 14, 2010459 Views

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Media Advisory – Key Cabinet Ministers to address the OWA’s Power of Water Conference

Westin Harbour Castle – Toronto, ON October 18-19, 2010

Toronto, Oct. 13 – The Honourable Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Natural Resources (MNR) and the Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Energy (MEny) will address the delegates of the 10th annual Power of Water Conference on October 18 and 19th, 2010. Minister Jeffrey will provide the opening keynote on Monday morning. MNR has leadership on several key matters of public policy of direct relevance to the waterpower industry, including Crown land access, the recently passed Far North Act, Dam Safety and Public Safety Around Dams and the implementation of the Endangered Species Act. Minister Duguid provides the keynote on Tuesday morning. The Ministry is currently leading a review of the province’s Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), focused on the role of conservation and energy supply options, including waterpower. The LTEP will inform the next Supply Mix Directive and guide the updating of the Integrated Power System Plan.

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List of new Cabinet members

Executive Council Office
12 October 2010

Fredericton (CNB) – Following is a list of the new cabinet ministers who were sworn in today at the Legislative Assembly.

New Cabinet List – October 2010

● David Alward: Premier, President of the Executive Council, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister responsible for the Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons, Minister responsible for Citizens’ Engagement, Minister responsible for the Office of Government Review, Chair of the Policy and Priorities Committee of Cabinet

by NationTalk on October 12, 2010622 Views

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New Democrats table long-gun bill

Looking for all-party support for bill that bridges rural-urban divide: Angus

Fri 8 Oct 2010

Ottawa – New Democrat MP Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) announced he has tabled legislation today on the long-gun registry. His new bill respects the concerns of rural Canadians while enhancing public safety. His bill was seconded by Claude Gravelle, the New Democrat MP for Nickel Belt.

by NationTalk on October 12, 2010464 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister John Duncan Visits Kingcome Inlet Village

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

Kingcome Inlet, BC, Media Advisory – Oct. 11, 2010 – The Dzawada’enuxw will host Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Minister John Duncan on Tuesday October 12th, 2010.

On September 24 and 25, a very large amount of rain fell in the Kingcome Inlet watershed causing an unprecedented rise of the Kingcome River. Dzawada’enuxw residents cannot recall any previous event where the level of the Kingcome River was so quick and so high. The entire village moved to the village school which was designed with a heli-pad and designated as the village’s refuge of last resort. The majority of residents were evacuated by helicopter late in the afternoon of September 25.

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James Appoints Interim Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Critic

October 7, 2010

Victoria – New Democrat Leader Carole James has appointed Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser as the interim critic for Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.

by NationTalk on October 8, 2010714 Views

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Applications for Adjudicative Boards Sought

Executive Council
October 8, 2010

Nova Scotians interested in serving the public on adjudicative agencies, boards and commissions are asked to send applications to the province.

Adjudicative agencies, boards and commissions have quasi-judicial functions, serve a variety of roles and interests, and are established by statute or regulation. Board members review evidence, make findings of fact and law, and make decisions affecting the liberty, security or legal rights of individuals. They must apply legal principles and sound professional and technical principles for their decisions.

by NationTalk on October 8, 2010581 Views

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New NOHFC Executive Director, Board Members Announced

October 7, 2010

McGuinty Government Continues To Invest In Northern Growth

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) will continue to support investments in private sector job creation, community and infrastructure development, emerging technology and northern energy under the leadership of a new executive director.

by NationTalk on October 8, 2010552 Views

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New Democrats Call on B.C. Liberals to Condemn Offensive Comments

October 6, 2010

Barnett’s campaign manager, constituency treasurer and former MLA insults First Nations

Williams Lake – The B.C. Liberal government needs to immediately condemn inflammatory comments made by Donna Barnett’s campaign manager and constituency association treasurer, say the New Democrats.

by NationTalk on October 7, 2010505 Views

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Major Claim Concluded with Peguis First Nation

Ref. #2-3415

Ottawa, Ontario (October 6, 2010) – The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians today announced that Canada has settled an outstanding claim with the Peguis First Nation. The settlement includes $126 million in financial compensation, making it one of the largest of its kind achieved to date across the country.

by NationTalk on October 7, 2010893 Views

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Wowchuk to Host 2011 Pre-budget Consultations Starting in Brandon

October 6, 2010

Finance Minister Rosann Wowchuk announced today Manitobans will have an opportunity to provide their input to the 2011 provincial budget beginning with consultations on Oct. 14 in Brandon.

“The global economic downturn has affected us all. I want to hear what Manitobans have to say and what their needs are. These pre-budget consultations are an excellent opportunity for the people of Manitoba to tell us what is on top of their priority list,” said Wowchuk.

by NationTalk on October 6, 2010833 Views

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Minister Duncan Announces Re-Appointment of Richard Saunders as Member of the Cree-Naskapi Commission

Ref. #2-3414

Ottawa, Ontario (October 5, 2010) – The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the re-appointment of Mr. Richard Saunders both as member and Chairman of the Cree-Naskapi Commission for a two-year term.

by NationTalk on October 6, 2010684 Views

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