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Statement by the Honourable John Duncan on the Second National Aboriginal Fisheries Forum

Ref. #2-3714 Ottawa, Ontario (October 2, 2012) – The following statement was released by the Honourable John Duncan , Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, regarding the Second National Aboriginal Fisheries Forum in Nanaimo, British Columbia: “Aboriginal communities have realized significant growth in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in recent years. Many of these […]

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Aboriginal People need solutions, not more jail time

October 2, 2012 “The current state of over-representation of Aboriginal women in federal corrections is nothing short of a crisis.” This rebuke is not from a politician or civil society group, but directly from a report commissioned by the Department of Public Safety itself. Entitled, “Marginalized,” it underscores the abject failure of the Conservative government’s […]

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Province Releases First Quarter Financial Report, Update on In-year Spending Reductions

October 1, 2012 Finance Minister Stan Struthers today released the 2012-13 first quarter financial report and announced the provincial government has identified more than half of the in-year spending reductions committed to in Budget 2012. “In the spring, we presented a budget focused on the things that matter most to Manitobans and committed to finding […]

by aanationtalk on October 2, 2012280 Views

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Aboriginal service workers endorse strike, job action likely in coming weeks

It’s time for a fair and reasonable contract – including a wage increase – for the lowest paid in the broad public sector,” says Darryl Walker, BCGEU President. Vancouver (01 October 2012) – Community social service workers in Aboriginal Services sector in B.C. have voted strongly in favour of job action, with an 86 per […]

by aanationtalk on October 1, 2012360 Views

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Region Six PCMNO Councillor Position Vacant

This notice, sent on behalf of PCMNO Chair France Picotte, is to inform Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens residing in Region Six that the position of Region Six Councillor on the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO) has become vacant due to the unexpected resignation of Councillor JoAnne Wass who has […]

by aanationtalk on October 1, 2012466 Views

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B.C. and UBCM renew commitment to engage on First Nations matters

For Immediate Release2012ARR0026-001413Sept. 27, 2012 Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and ReconciliationUnion of British Columbia Municipalities Victoria – This year’s Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention sees the signing of a renewed agreement between B.C. and UBCM, as well as praise for a new tool being developed, aimed at strengthening relationships among the provincial government, local […]

by aanationtalk on September 28, 2012424 Views

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2016 Census Program Consultation

2016 Census Program content consultation On behalf of Statistics Canada, I invite you to participate in the 2016 Census Program content consultation process being conducted until November 16, 2012. The objectives of this consultation are to: * confirm users’ information needs and identify data gaps* establish data priorities* understand how Census Program data are used. Statistics […]

by aanationtalk on September 28, 2012482 Views

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Minister Congratulates Grand Chief of Innu Nation

Executive CouncilSeptember 26, 2012 The Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister for Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs and Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs, today congratulated Prote Poker as the newly elected Grand Chief for the Innu Nation of Labrador. “I am pleased to congratulate Grand Chief Poker and his elected Deputy Grand Chief Jeremy Andrew,” said Minister McGrath. […]

by aanationtalk on September 27, 2012494 Views

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CN’s Railway project on Quebec’s North Shore – No project without the consent of the Innu of Uashat mak Mani-Utenam

Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, QC, Sept. 27, 2012 – The Innu of Uashat mak Mani-Utenam (ITUM) wish to send a clear message: without their consent, there won’t be a new railway on their territory. CN’s project, in partnership with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, involves the construction of a 500km long railway through the […]

by aanationtalk on September 27, 2012427 Views

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The AFNQL still waiting for Pauline Marois’ response

Wendake, QC, Sept. 27, 2012 – The AFNQL is still waiting for Pauline Marois’ answer. AFNQL has formally requested the Marois government to confirm within thirty days after its election, its intentions to participate or not in the First Nation Summit on Territories and Resources. This deadline expires on October 5th. Duty to accommodate between the Crown and […]

by aanationtalk on September 27, 2012451 Views

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Changes to cabinet, senior leadership announced

Executive Council OfficeOffice of the Premier 26 September 2012 Fredericton (GNB) – Premier David Alward announced today a series of cabinet and senior leadership changes to focus government’s efforts on strengthening the economy and building healthier, more inclusive communities. In recognition of the value that New Brunswick’s natural resources add to the provincial economy, priorities […]

by aanationtalk on September 27, 20122515 Views

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Changes to senior leadership in government announced

Office of the Premier 26 September 2012 Fredericton (GNB) – Tom Mann, a labour lawyer and former executive director of the New Brunswick Union, will join the provincial government as deputy minister at the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, Premier David Alward announced today.  “Tom’s background and experience will serve New Brunswickers as […]

by aanationtalk on September 27, 2012587 Views

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Minister Ramsay’s speaking notes: Sahtu Exploration Readiness Session

Sep 26, 2012 (Check against delivery) Mayor Johnson, MLA Norman Yakeleya, Chiefs, Presidents and Community leaders, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you this afternoon. In addition to my responsibilities as Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, I am also the Minister of Transportation. So I would like to start with a […]

by aanationtalk on September 27, 2012397 Views

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NunatuKavut Taking Action on the Ground!

For Immediate Release – September 26, 2012 The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is taking on-the-ground action against the proposed Lower Churchill hydro projects. Members of the NCC are setting up a slowdown area and information picket on the Trans Labrador Highway near the Cartwright Junction, which sits within the NCC land claim area in southern […]

by aanationtalk on September 27, 2012513 Views

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Aboriginal service workers endorse strike, job action likely in coming weeks

26 Sep ’12 Community social service workers in Aboriginal Services have voted strongly in favour of job action, with an 86% yes vote. Strike action in the entire Community social services sector is likely in the coming weeks, unless the government mandate regarding monetary issues changes significantly. “Our Aboriginal services members have given their bargaining […]

by aanationtalk on September 27, 2012478 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate Expresses Concerns About Natuashish

Office of the Child and Youth AdvocateSeptember 26, 2012 Carol A. Chafe, the Child and Youth Advocate for Newfoundland and Labrador, said today “I have increasing concerns regarding the critical situation that children and youth living in Natuashish are facing and enough is enough!” I acknowledge that the responsibility for providing programs and services to […]

by aanationtalk on September 26, 2012374 Views

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Government of Canada investment to strengthen business growth and competitiveness in Northwestern Ontario

Thunder Bay, Ontario, September 26, 2012 – The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister for FedNor, today announced a Government of Canada investment to promote economic growth, support business-to-business networking and foster mining opportunities in the region, such as the Ring of Fire. “The Government of Canada is proud to invest in initiatives, such as the Prosperity […]

by aanationtalk on September 26, 2012345 Views

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2012 Update on the Native American Programs Act of 1974

Sep 26, 2012 On Sept. 13, 2012, Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) introduced Senate Bill 3546, a measure to amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to reauthorize a provision to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages. Under the amendment, Section 816(e) of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (42 […]

by aanationtalk on September 26, 2012403 Views

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Premier announces Award of Excellence nominees

For Release #12-175 September 25, 2012 Whitehorse—Premier Darrell Pasloski announced the names of the nominees for the 2012 Premier’s Award of Excellence today. The annual awards recognize outstanding achievements by Yukon government employees.  “These awards celebrate the accomplishments of deserving public servants,” Pasloski said. “Congratulations to all the nominees for your commitment, innovation and quality […]

by aanationtalk on September 25, 20121158 Views

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Transfer of remaining Rural Native Housing portfolio

For Immediate Release2012EMNG0009-001400Sept. 24, 2012 Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural GasAnd Minister Responsible for Housing Victoria – The B.C. government, in partnership with the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA), will transfer ownership and management of approximately 400 Rural Native Housing properties throughout B.C. to qualified Aboriginal non-profit housing providers, beginning with a Request for Proposal […]

by aanationtalk on September 25, 2012369 Views

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Right to Know Week

September 24, 2012Iqaluit, NU It is Right to Know Week in Canada and the Government of Nunavut wants to spread the word to all Nunavummiut that they have a right to access their own personal information and have a right to access information held by the government. The purpose of Right to Know Week is […]

by aanationtalk on September 25, 2012388 Views

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Senate Aboriginal Peoples Committee launches public hearings in Western Canada as part of Métis study

PRESS RELEASE THE STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLES Ottawa (September 24, 2012) – As part of its ongoing study on Métis identity in Canada, the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples will be holding public hearings and conducting fact-finding activities in western and northern Canada September 24-28 and October 1-3, 2012. This is the first […]

by aanationtalk on September 24, 2012427 Views

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WTO Challenge on European Union Ban on Trade in Seal Products

September 24, 2012 Ottawa – The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council and the Honourable Peter Penashue, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and […]

by aanationtalk on September 24, 2012266 Views

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Métis Nation – Saskatchewan Election Report & Results

Election Results Report for M-NS (pdf) Election Results Report (pdf) NT1

by aanationtalk on September 24, 2012628 Views

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Statement on the BC Treaty Commission’s 20th anniversary

For Immediate Release2012ARR0025-001406Sept. 21, 2012 Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Victoria – The Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconcillation, Ida Chong (FCGA), released the following statement to acknowledge the 20th anniversary of the BC Treaty Commission (BCTC): “As we continue to work together to strengthen communities and build economic opportunities, our government remains committed to the […]

by aanationtalk on September 24, 2012305 Views

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Media Advisory – UN in Geneva to review Canada’s child rights record

UNICEF Canada available to comment on children’s issues, reporting process and policy recommendations Toronto, Sept. 24, 2012 – What Canada committed to protect the rights and well-being of its seven million children by ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). On September 26-27, the Canadian Government will be at UN Headquarters […]

by aanationtalk on September 24, 2012308 Views

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Standing Committee Aboriginal Peoples Notice of Meeting – Wednesday, September 26, 2012

9:00 AM Webcast Subject to Change   Location: Saskatoon Inn Saskatchewan A 2002 Airport Drive, Saskatoon SKClerk : Marcy Zlotnick (613) 990-6080 Agenda 1.To examine and report on the legal and political recognition of Métis identity in Canada   Witnesses   (9:00 AM-10:00 AM) Métis Nation Saskatchewan -Witness to follow   Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre […]

by aanationtalk on September 24, 2012523 Views

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Standing Committee Aboriginal Peoples Notice of Meeting – Monday, October 1, 2012

9:00 AM Webcast Subject to Change   Location: Fairmont Vancouver Waddington Room 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver BCClerk : Marcy Zlotnick (613) 990-6080   Agenda 1. To examine and report on the legal and political recognition of Métis identity in Canada   Witnesses   (10:00 AM-11:00 AM) Métis Nation of British Columbia -Witness to follow   British […]

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Standing Committee Aboriginal Peoples Notice of Meeting – Friday, September 28, 2012

9:00 AM Webcast Subject to Change   Location: Sutton Place Hotel Rutherford Room 10235 – 101 Street, Edmonton ABClerk : Marcy Zlotnick (613) 990-6080 Agenda 1.To examine and report on the legal and political recognition of Métis identity in Canada Witnesses   (9:00 AM-10:00 AM) Métis Nation of Alberta -Aaron Barner, Senior Executive Officer   Rupertsland Institute […]

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Standing Committee Aboriginal Peoples Notice of Meeting – Monday, September 24, 2012

8:00 AM Webcast Subject to Change   Location: Fairmont Winnipeg Wellington Ballroom 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg MBClerk : Marcy Zlotnick (613) 990-6080 Agenda 1.IN CAMERA (This agenda item with interpretation only)To examine and report on the legal and political recognition of Métis identity in Canada   Witnesses   (8:00 AM-9:00 AM) Ministry of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs […]

by aanationtalk on September 24, 2012345 Views

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Appointments of Cabinet

Quebec, Thursday, September 20, 2012 – The Council of Ministers has made the following appointments at its meeting today. Executive Council Mr. Charland Gilbert was appointed Associate Secretary General for Democratic Institutions and Citizen Participation in the Executive Council Office. Mr. Charland was a member and President of the Quebec Municipal Commission. M me Nicole Dussault was appointed Assistant Secretary for Democratic Institutions […]

by aanationtalk on September 21, 20121558 Views

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The government needs to extend the deadline for residential school survivors’ applications

2012 09 19 Estimates show that hundreds of survivors still haven’t filed their claim New Democrats are calling on the Conservatives to give all residential school survivors the chance to tell their story. With the deadline looming, the NDP is asking Minister of Aboriginal Affairs to provide more time for those eligible to submit their […]

by aanationtalk on September 21, 2012298 Views

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Statement by Minister Ashfield Confirming the Harper Government’s Commitment to Canada’s Traditional Fisheries

September 21, 2012 Fredericton, NB – The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today made the following statement regarding the Harper Government’s commitment to Canada’s traditional fisheries: “As Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, I am proud to work for and with our fishermen – hard-working businesses who earn a living for their families by providing consumers across the […]

by aanationtalk on September 21, 2012269 Views

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New poll shows strong opposition to federal government actions in BC, including closure of Kitsilano Coast Guard Station, cuts to food inspection, fisheries protection, and parks programs in province

Public Service Alliance of Canada BC says Conservatives cutting 1,200 positions in BC Vancouver, Sept. 20, 2012 – A new poll shows strong opposition to federal government actions in BC, including the closure of Kitsilano Coast Guard Station, cuts to food inspection, fisheries protection and parks staffing, says the Public Service Alliance of Canada – BC. Bob Jackson, PSAC Regional […]

by aanationtalk on September 21, 2012351 Views

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MNC and Federal Ministers Discuss Métis Nation Infrastructure Needs

September 20, 2012 Also in attendance was the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State for Transport, as well as representatives of the AFN, Makavik and the private sector. This Roundtable was the last of 14 held around the country since last fall, with a report to be forwarded to the Minister of Finance to inform […]

by aanationtalk on September 20, 2012303 Views

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Premier and NWT Business Representatives Explore Opportunities in China

Hong Kong, China (September 20, 2012) – Premier Bob McLeod, MLA Robert Hawkins, Chair of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Infrastructure, and the NWT business delegation met with potential Chinese investors and business partners to discuss ways to diversify the NWT economy and keep the territory prosperous. The meetings have focused on the potential […]

by aanationtalk on September 20, 2012280 Views

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Statement: GN Employees Vote Yes to Collective Agreement

September 19, 2012Iqaluit, NUStatement from Minister Responsible of Human Resources, Monica Ell: “The Government of Nunavut is pleased the public service employees voted in favour of the new collective agreement. The Government of Nunavut values the contributions and dedication of its public servants and our new four-year collective agreement reflects this to the best of […]

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Assembly has productive sitting, says President

September 14, 2012- Nunatsiavut President Sarah Leo says she’s pleased with the work that was carried out this week by the Nunatsiavut Assembly. “It was a busy week, and I think all members were pleased with the progress we made,” she says. “As elected officials of a consensus government we recognize the importance of working […]

by NationTalk on September 20, 2012357 Views

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Summit on the Territory and Resources – “The priority for the Minister of Native Affairs”, insists the AFNQL

Wendake, QC, Sept. 19, 2012 – On September 6th, the Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador sent a letter to the Premier-elect, Pauline Marois, requesting that her government indicate within a delay of thirty days, its intention to participate in a First Nations Summit that will focus on the territory and the resources. At the end of […]

by aanationtalk on September 20, 2012379 Views

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Territorial justice ministers work together on northern issues

Whitehorse (September 18, 2012) — Territorial justice ministers Mike Nixon of Yukon, Glen Abernethy of Northwest Territories, and Daniel Shewchuk of Nunavut met today in Whitehorse to discuss justice and public safety issues of particular concern to the North. As host, Nixon shared some of his department’s recent successes and innovations including the establishment of the […]

by aanationtalk on September 19, 2012317 Views

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Yukon signs sister province agreement with Shaanxi

For Release #12-166September 18, 2012 Whitehorse—A sister province relationship is being formally established between Yukon and Shaanxi Province to enhance mutual understanding and friendship, and consolidate and develop cooperation between the two jurisdictions. Premier Darrell Pasloski and Governor Zhao from Shaanxi Province of the People’s Republic of China signed the agreement on September 18 in […]

by aanationtalk on September 19, 2012286 Views

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Occupy Toronto Heads to Ottawa to “Stop Harper and Demand Real Democracy”

Ottawa, Ontario – Sept. 17, 2012 – Occupy Toronto took its message to the heart of national political decision-making to “Stop Harper and Demand Real Democracy.” The day Parliament reconvenes is also the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Toronto and supporters met at Confederation Park in Ottawa at 1:00 pm to march on […]

by aanationtalk on September 18, 2012284 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister to Launch Stakeholder Engagement Sessions

Innovation, Business and Rural DevelopmentSeptember 17, 2012 The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, will be in St. Anthony tomorrow (Tuesday, September 18) to launch a series of stakeholder engagement sessions as part of the Provincial Government’s Arctic Opportunities Initiative. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Royal Canadian […]

by aanationtalk on September 17, 2012418 Views

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Statement by the Honourable John Duncan on First Nation Elementary and Secondary Education Funding in Saskatchewan

Ref. #2-3706 Ottawa, Ontario (September 14, 2012) – The following statement was released by the Honourable John Duncan , Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, regarding coverage in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix related to First Nation elementary and secondary education: “Your editorial regarding federal funding for First Nation education failed to include a number of […]

by aanationtalk on September 17, 2012227 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Battle of Britain Ceremony

Executive CouncilSeptember 14, 2012 The Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister for Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs, will attend the Battle of Britain 72nd Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving on Sunday, September 16, at 11:00 a.m. at the Anglican Cathedral, 70 Queen’s Road, St. John’s. Minister McGrath will lay a wreath during a ceremony that follows at 12:25 […]

by aanationtalk on September 14, 2012266 Views

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Premier McLeod Promotes Chinese Investment in the NWT’s Resources Industries

Beijing, China (September 14, 2012) – Premier McLeod spoke at the Canada China Business Council today as part of a premiers’ panel to encourage foreign investment in the territory’s mining, oil and gas, and hydro industries. “The Northwest Territories economy has been built on luxury items – furs, gold and now diamonds,” Premier McLeod told the […]

by aanationtalk on September 14, 2012334 Views

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Governor General to Visit Abitibi-Témiscamingue

September 13, 2012 Ottawa—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will visit Abitibi-Témiscamingue on September 17 and 18, 2012, during one of their regional visits taking them across the country to meet Canadians. “This visit will give me the opportunity to honour some of the citizens of […]

by aanationtalk on September 13, 2012450 Views

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Liberal Statement on the Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 13, 2012 Toronto— Liberal Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development critic, Dr. Carolyn Bennett, made the following statement today on the fifth anniversary of the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP): “In recognition of the fifth anniversary of the UNDRIP, we reaffirm our duty as parliamentarians to embrace and support Aboriginal […]

by aanationtalk on September 13, 2012236 Views

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Angus Reacts to misleading Timmins Daily Press Headline

2012 09 13 Dear Editor, I was somewhat surprised to read a headline in your paper that stated I predict a “fiery clash” over the development of the Ring of Fire. At no time during the interview did I make such an assertion. I expressed the fact there is frustration of both the First Nations […]

by aanationtalk on September 13, 2012329 Views

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Commissioner Elias and Premier Aariak welcome the Earl and Countess of Wessex to Nunavut

September 12, 2012Iqaluit, NU Commissioner Edna Elias and Premier Eva Aariak today released the following statement: “On behalf of the Government of Nunavut, we are very pleased to welcome Their Royal Highnesses Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex on their first visit to Nunavut. Iqalummiut are invited to […]

by aanationtalk on September 13, 2012295 Views

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