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Ktunaxa Deliver Qat’muk Declaration

For Immediate Release
November 15, 2010

Victoria – Ktunaxa Nation has called for the government of British Columbia to reject the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort.

“The Qat’muk Declaration is a clear expression of Ktunaxa interest in the Jumbo-Toby Creek watershed,” said Kathryn Teneese, Ktunaxa Nation Council Chair. “The Declaration clearly prohibits the development of the Qat’muk area by the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort.”

by NationTalk on November 18, 20101060 Views

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Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke Position on Canada’s Endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

For immediate release

(Kahnawake – 17, Kentenhkó:wa/November 2010) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke today announced its position on Canada’s long overdue endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

The MCK believes that Canada’s actions in this matter are a cause of great concern. While many organizations – First Nations and otherwise – have offered congratulations and well-wishes, we feel that unconditional congratulations would not be a true reflection of our feelings in this matter.

by NationTalk on November 18, 2010572 Views

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Agenda for the meeting: Aboriginal Peoples (In Camera)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 6:48 pm
Location: Room 160-S, Centre Block
Clerk: Jessica Richardson (613-990-6087)

by NationTalk on November 18, 2010595 Views

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Results of Tuesday’s by-election for Ordinary Member of the Nunatsiavut Assembly for Upper Lake Melville

November 17, 2010
For Immediate Release

Results of by-election for Ordinary Member for Upper Lake Melville

Results of Tuesday’s by-election for Ordinary Member of the Nunatsiavut Assembly for Upper Lake Melville:

Claris Barron 68
Maurice Best 152
Janice Edmunds-Connors 176
Patricia Kemuksigak 266
Val Oliver 95
Ben Ponniuk 164

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Canada Endorses the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Ottawa, Ontario – Nov. 17, 2010 – The Canadian Human Rights Commission congratulates the Government of Canada on its endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

“I applaud the Government of Canada for embracing the fundamental principles that are defined in the Declaration”, said CHRC Acting Chief Commissioner David Langtry. “This step symbolises a commitment to equality, respect and cooperation with Aboriginal peoples.” With its formal endorsement of the UN Declaration, Canada joins the international community in a demonstration of its dedication to improving the conditions of Indigenous people, at home and around the world.

by NationTalk on November 18, 2010608 Views

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Anishinabek: UN Declaration too little, almost too late

UOI Offices, Nov. 17 – Canada’s endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Rights is too little and almost too late, says Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee.

“We can’t understand why it took Canada three years to offer such a lukewarm endorsement,” said Madahbee. “They could have been one of the first countries in the world to sign on and call the declaration ‘aspirational’ and ‘non-binding’, instead of waiting until they are the second-last nation in the world to do so and say the same thing.

by NationTalk on November 17, 2010712 Views

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New Democrats launch “Shannen’s Dream” campaign First Nation and Education Leader Join Fight for Aboriginal School rights

Wed 17 Nov 2010

Ottawa – Shannen Koostachin had a dream – that all First Nation children should be able to get an education in clean, “comfy” schools just as non-Native children. Sadly the 15-year-old Cree youth died this past May in a car accident before seeing her dream become a reality. Despite her loss, Shannen’s Dream is inspiring others to carry on the fight.

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Ashton calls on Federal Government to Partner in All-Weather Road

Tue 16 Nov 2010
For Immediate Release

Ottawa – New Democrat MP Niki Ashton (Churchill) stood in the House of Commons and asked the Federal government to partner with the Island Lake First Nations and the Province in building an all-weather road to the four First Nations.

Yesterday the Island Lake Tribal Council and Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs had a Press Conference asking for federal commitment to an all-weather road to Island Lake as a way of dealing with the Third World living conditions on their First Nations. Direct links were made between the lack of a road network and the challenges Wasagamack, St. Theresa Point, Garden Hill and Red Sucker Lake are facing in their communities.

by NationTalk on November 17, 2010631 Views

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New Democrats call for exoneration of Louis Riel

Tue 16 Nov 2010

Ottawa – Today, on the 125th anniversary of his execution, New Democrats are calling on Parliament to exonerate Louis Riel, and honour him as the founder of Manitoba, a hero to the Métis people, and a champion of minority and language rights.

“Louis Riel was wrongfully tried convicted and executed for high treason,” said Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre). “We don’t want to re-write history; we want to correct the history books.”

by NationTalk on November 17, 2010813 Views

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Canada’s Endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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FSIN Communications Unit

For Immediate Relase: November 15, 2010

(Saskatoon, SK) FSIN Chief Guy Lonechild welcomes Canada’s endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which commits member states to protecting the Inherent rights and resources of Indigenous peoples.

“With Canada endorsing the Declaration, this signals a way forward in which the relationship with Canada and the Indigenous Peoples will be defined,” said Chief Guy Lonechild. “As the Federation works in the areas of education, employment and training, and resource rights, we will continue to engage the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan with accelerated optimism.”

by NationTalk on November 17, 2010673 Views

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NTI applauds Canada’s endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Released | November 16, 2010

November 12, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. interim President, Jose Kusugak applauded the Government of Canada today for formally endorsing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

“We have always felt that Canada should assume a leading role in the international community with regard to Indigenous issues.” said Kusugak. “After the government failed to support the declaration in 2007 we, along with other Aboriginal organizations, lobbied for the Government of Canada to take a principled, progressive and creative approach and support the declaration. Today I am pleased to see Canada stepping up to the call and endorsing the declaration.” continued Kusugak.

by NationTalk on November 17, 2010501 Views

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2010 Throne Speech Highlights

November 16, 2010

Economy and Innovation
· small business tax eliminated Dec.1
· new Manitoba Youth Corps
· small business incentives for women, young people
· new innovation agenda
· new trade advisory organization
· new strategy to reduce use of fossil fuels

by NationTalk on November 16, 2010764 Views

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Joint Statement: Canada’s Endorsement of UN Indigenous Declaration

Joint Statement of Response to Canada’s Endorsement of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

Vancouver, BC, News Release – Nov. 16, 2010 – On November 12th the Canadian government endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We urge the government to move ahead with the implementation of its provisions in a principled manner that fully respects their spirit and intent.

by NationTalk on November 16, 2010628 Views

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Throne Speech Outlines Blueprint to Keep Manitoba Moving Forward as the World Emerges From Economic Downturn

November 16, 2010

Building Manitoba’s skilled and dynamic workforce, preserving and building on services for families such as health care, education and training, and enhancing public safety highlighted this year’s speech from the throne today during the launch of the fifth session of the 39th legislative assembly.

The speech, read by Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee, spoke of a province with a proud heritage and a bright future. It touched on the fact that over the past year Manitoba has led the nation in job creation, investment and consumer confidence.

by NationTalk on November 16, 2010727 Views

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Canadians Divided on Progress of Human Rights for Aboriginal Peoples: Trudeau Foundation Poll

Majority say Canada’s human rights record stacks up well internationally, but concerns about the plight of Aboriginal peoples and the role of government continue.

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Research precedes Trudeau Conference, Nov. 18-20

Montreal, Nov. 16 – A new poll reveals that the majority of Canadians believe that the human rights of most of Canada’s vulnerable groups are better protected in the post-Charter era, though the population is more divided on the plight of Aboriginal peoples, including whether recent government actions have gone far enough. The poll was commissioned by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation in collaboration with the University of Manitoba in advance of a conference on human rights and dignity it is staging in Winnipeg, November 18-20, 2010.

by NationTalk on November 16, 2010745 Views

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Media Advisory: Ministers to Address Labrador Fishermen’s Union Shrimp Company Biennial Convention

Fisheries and Aquaculture
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
November 16, 2010

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, and the Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs, will address delegates during the biennial convention of the Labrador Fishermen’s Union Shrimp Company taking place at the Northern Light Inn in L’Anse au Clair this week.

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The Honourable John Duncan Commemorates Louis Riel

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Ottawa, Ontario (November 16, 2010) –The Honourable John Duncan, Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians and Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, today issued the following statement on behalf of the Government of Canada:

“On November 16, Métis across Canada will celebrate the life and times of Louis Riel. He left an indelible mark not only on the lives of all Métis but on Canada. As a political leader, Riel stood out because of his drive, determination and eloquence. His convictions have inspired deep pride among Métis people that has withstood the test of time. The traditions, culture, and the Michif ancestral language continue to live on in many Métis communities.

by NationTalk on November 16, 2010562 Views

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Statement by UNPFII Chair on Canada Endorsement of Declaration

November 15, 2010

I welcome Canada´s endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples . In doing so, the Government of Canada has reaffirmed the principles of respect, non-discrimination and good faith enshrined in the Declaration.

I also congratulate the Canadian representatives of Indigenous Peoples who patiently exerted extraordinary efforts for this Declaration, which embodies the most important rights we and our ancestors have long fought for; our right of self-determination, our right to own and control our lands, territories and resources, our right to free, prior and informed consent, among others.

by NationTalk on November 16, 2010638 Views

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Governments’ Response Addresses JRP Concerns Re: MGP

R(16) 541 – Monday, November 15, 2010

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is satisfied that the government response to the Joint Review Panel Report (JRP) on the Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP) addresses concerns raised by the JRP. Some of the same issues were also raised by parties to the environmental assessment of the MGP.

“The modifications made to recommendations directed to the GNWT clarify our expectations for implementation,” Minister of Environment and Natural Resources J. Michael Miltenberger said. “We believe our response is in keeping with the overall intent of the JRP Report and, if the MGP proceeds, allows our Departments to meet the commitments made in the Governments’ Response.”

by NationTalk on November 15, 2010545 Views

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Deputy minister appointments, assignments, retirements announced

Executive Council Office
Office of the Premier

15 November 2010

Fredericton (CNB) – A number of appointments, new assignments and retirements at the senior level of the public service were announced today by Premier David Alward. Most of the changes are effective Dec. 1.

“These talented individuals all come from within the public service, and I have great confidence that they will bring new ideas and a new look to their respective departments as we all work together to make government more efficient and responsible for the people of our province,” Alward said. “These changes are being made to bring new leadership and a creative approach to the upper ranks of our public service at a time when we are asking departments to examine every service and program to reduce unnecessary spending.”

by NationTalk on November 15, 20101657 Views

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Province, Manitoba Metis Renew Relationship Rooted in Distinct Democratic History: Selinger

November 15, 2010

Comprehensive Metis Policy Will Strengthen Partnership Through Greater Recognition, Capacity, Accountability: Robinson, Chartrand

One hundred and twenty-five years after the Northwest Resistance and the death of Louis Riel, Premier Greg Selinger today unveiled a permanent display of historical documents and photographs that pay tribute to the central role of the Métis in the political and social history of Manitoba.

by NationTalk on November 15, 2010801 Views

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Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories Release the Final Response to the Joint Review Panel’s Report for the Mackenzie Gas Project

Ottawa, Ont. — November 15, 2010 — The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories released their final response to the Joint Review Panel’s (JRP) report on the Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP), entitled Foundation for a Sustainable Northern Future. The response outlines how the governments will ensure that appropriate mitigation measures are in place to respond to environmental, social, cultural and economic issues.

by NationTalk on November 15, 2010565 Views

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Fifth Session of the 39th Manitoba Legislature Opens Tomorrow With Speech From the Throne

November 15, 2010

The fifth session of the 39th Manitoba legislature is expected to open shortly after 1:30 p.m. tomorrow with the reading of the speech from the throne by Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee.

At 1 p.m., Lt. Steven Rogowsky will lead members of 26 Field Artillery Regiment from 38 Canadian Brigade Group through a 15-gun artillery salute as Lee leaves Government House.

by NationTalk on November 15, 2010622 Views

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National Inuit Leader Welcomes Government of Canada’s Endorsement on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

November 12, 2010 – Ottawa, Ontario – National Inuit leader Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, welcomed the action today by the Government of Canada to endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

“We look forward to working with the federal government to implement the Declaration in Canada and to promote it internationally,” said Mary Simon. “Canadians need to understand that the purpose of instruments like the Declaration is to encourage governments to change policies and laws that are discriminatory or that fail to uphold and fulfill the human rights protections guaranteed to aboriginal peoples.”

by NationTalk on November 15, 2010595 Views

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AFN Regional Chief supports Federal Government endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Coast Salish Territory, BC, Nov. 12 – BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Jody Wilson-Raybould welcomed Canada’s endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). “The UNDRIP sets out international standards that are fundamental to ensuring the survival of our Nations and peoples,” the Regional Chief stated. “We are pleased Canada has endorsed the Declaration and look forward to continuing to ensure its principles are reflected in Canadian law and policy as First Nations re-build our Nations within Canada.”

by NationTalk on November 15, 2010682 Views

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Premier Aariak announces retirement of Principal Secretary

Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 12, 2010) – Premier Eva Aariak announced today that Bruce Rigby, who serves her office as Principal Secretary and Chief of Staff, will be retiring from the Government of Nunavut at the end of this calendar year.

Mr. Rigby has held several positions during his 24 years with the Government of Nunavut and the Government of Northwest Territories, as well as served as President of both Nunavut Arctic College and the Qulliq Energy Corporation.

by NationTalk on November 15, 2010770 Views

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Lake Huron Region Anishinabek Chief says UNDRIP a good step for Treaty Rights

Serpent River First Nation, Nov. 12 – Lake Huron Region Grand Chief Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini, applauds the Prime Minister and his Cabinet for the long awaited endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Day says “It has been three long years of waiting for the federal government to jump on board with the majority of the countries in UN Delegation on this most important international instrument that recognizes the rights of all indigenous people across the world.”

by NationTalk on November 15, 2010574 Views

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Statement by the Honourable Chris Bentley Minister of Aboriginal Affairs

November 12, 2010

I am pleased that Canada has agreed to support the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Declaration is an aspirational document which speaks to the individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples, taking into account their specific cultural, social and economic circumstances.

by NationTalk on November 14, 2010526 Views

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New Métis Settlements Ombudsman brings knowledge, experience

November 12, 2010

Edmonton… Aboriginal Relations Minister Len Webber has appointed Harley Johnson as Alberta’s fourth Métis Settlements Ombudsman (MSO). Johnson will lead an independent office that investigates concerns Métis Settlement members may have about the management or leadership of a Métis Settlement.

by NationTalk on November 12, 20101220 Views

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Canada Endorses the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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Ottawa, Ontario, November 12, 2010 – The Government of Canada today formally endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in a manner fully consistent with Canada’s Constitution and laws. Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. John McNee, met with the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Joseph Deiss, to advise him of Canada’s official endorsement of the United Nations Declaration.

by NationTalk on November 12, 2010847 Views

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NUPGE asks Harper to restore funding for NWAC

‘I urge you to not desert the families of the 582 missing and murdered Aboriginal women!’ – James Clancy.

Ottawa (10 Nov. 2010) – The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper urging him to reconsider his government’s recent decision to disallow government funding to the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) for projects using the name Sisters in Spirit or to upkeep its database of nearly 600 cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.

by NationTalk on November 11, 2010898 Views

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Chief Returning Officer Announced Names of Candidates

(November 9, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Lori Idlout announced the names of the official candidates running for the president and two vice-president positions at NTI.

The president and two vice-president positions will be elected to the NTI Board of Directors. After the election, the NTI Board will assign the successful vice-president candidates either the role of Chair of Nunavut Social Development Council or Chair of Inuit Wildlife Advisory Council.

by NationTalk on November 9, 2010568 Views

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Inuit Community Governments to hold elections Dec. 15

November 5, 2010
For Immediate Release

First Minister Darryl Shiwak announced today that elections for councilors in all Labrador Inuit communities will be held on December 15.

The Nunatsiavut Government suspended elections in early October to ensure voters rolls and lists in each community complied with the Labrador Inuit Constitution, the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement and the Inuit Community Government Elections Act.

by NationTalk on November 8, 2010604 Views

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President sends condolences on the passing of former Greenland Prime Minister

November 5, 2010
For Immediate Release

Nunatsiavut President Jim Lyall says the passing of Greenland’s first Prime Minister is a huge loss to all Inuit.

Jonathan Motzfeldt was a key figure in achieving a home rule agreement with Denmark, leading Greenland’s mostly Inuit population on a path to autonomy. He served as Prime Minister from 1979-1991, and again from 1997-2002. He died Thursday at the age of 72.

by NationTalk on November 8, 2010464 Views

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PM Announces Changes to Ministry

5 November 2010
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced changes to the Ministry.

John Baird will be taking on duties as Minister of the Environment, while keeping his responsibilities as Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

by NationTalk on November 8, 2010576 Views

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Jose Kusugak will be Acting-President

(November 5, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Executive Board member and President of the Kivalliq Inuit Association will be acting-President of NTI effective November 8, 2010 through December 13, 2010.

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National Inuit Leader congratulates new board of Canadian Polar Commission

November 4, 2010 – Ottawa, Ontario – National Inuit Leader Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, commended the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, for making several new appointments to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Polar Commission.

The appointments include Chairperson Bernard Funston, Vice-Chairperson Nellie Cournoyea and Directors Barrie Ford, Martin Fortier, Robert Gannicott, David Hik, Robert Huebert, John Nightingale, Darielle Talarico and Maxim Jean-Louis.

by NationTalk on November 8, 2010534 Views

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Nomination Period Closes for President, Vice-President Positions

(November 5, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Lori Idlout announced that Nomination Period for the by-election of president and election of two vice-presidents at NTI closes today at 5 p.m. local time.

The president and two vice-president positions will be elected to the NTI Board of Directors. After the election, the NTI Board will assign the successful vice-president candidates either the role of Chair of Nunavut Social Development Council or Chair of Inuit Wildlife Advisory Council.

by NationTalk on November 8, 2010563 Views

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Premier and Aboriginal Leaders Discuss Draft Devolution Agreement-in-Principle

R(16)538 – Friday, November 05, 2010

Premier Floyd Roland and the Northwest Territories’ regional Aboriginal leaders met last night to discuss issues relating to the draft Devolution Agreement-in-Principle (AiP).

The meeting between the Premier and Aboriginal leaders is the latest step in the ongoing Devolution negotiations process.

by NationTalk on November 5, 2010714 Views

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Premier appoints legislative secretaries

Executive Council Office
Office of the Premier
05 November 2010

Fredericton (CNB) – A number of government MLAs from all regions of the province will take on additional duties as legislative secretaries, effective immediately.

Premier David Alward made the appointments to help cabinet ministers carry out their duties.

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Premier Welcomes New Minister to Cabinet

Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 5, 2010) – Premier Eva Aariak today welcomed James Arreak to the Nunavut cabinet. Mr. Arreak was sworn-in this morning as the eighth member of cabinet following the resignation of Minister Tapardjuk from the executive council on October 28, 2010.

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CPAWS thanks Jim Prentice for dedication to wilderness conservation

November 4, 2010

Upon hearing of Environment Minister Jim Prentice’s announcement today that he is leaving federal politics, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society would like to thank him for his dedication over the past two years to wilderness conservation.

by NationTalk on November 5, 2010637 Views

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New legal opinion warns of EU trade impacts on tar sands

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For Immediate Release
November 5, 2010

Ottawa – A legal opinion released today and handed to visiting European Union members of parliament argues the proposed Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has considerable potential to “constrain policy, program and regulatory initiatives needed to address pressing ecological priorities, including those relating to the impacts of oil sands development.”

by NationTalk on November 5, 2010573 Views

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[Speech] Gold Medal Award to the Canadian International Polar Year Committee

Gold Medal Award to the Canadian International Polar Year Committee

Speaking Notes for the Honourable Gail Shea. PC, MP Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

At the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s College of Fellows Dinner Awarding of the Gold Medal Award to the Canadian National Committee for International Polar Year
November 4, 2010
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It’s my great pleasure to be here with you this evening, and to bring greetings from the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians.

by NationTalk on November 5, 2010611 Views

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Canada’s Economic Action Plan – Highlights and Progress Reports

Preface

This update is the fifth in a series of reports providing a comprehensive overview of initiatives for Aboriginal and Northern communities under Canada’s Economic Action Plan. This report complements the Government of Canada’s Sixth Report to Canadians, which was released on September 27, 2010.

For the first time in this series of Aboriginal-Northern investment reports is the inclusion of two Community Investment Impact Studies that were conducted in the spring and summer of 2010. Two geographically and demographically different communities were visited. The common thread between the Ahousaht First Nation in British Columbia and the Piapot First Nation in Saskatchewan is that both communities are benefiting from multi-department Economic Action Plan investments. The impact studies seek to provide a measuring stick so that Canadians may see the concrete results of Canada’s Economic Action Plan within Aboriginal communities. The results are demonstrably positive. The investment impact study synopses are included here as Annex 3 and 4.

by NationTalk on November 5, 2010643 Views

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Statement by The Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C., Q.C., M.P.

Ottawa, Nov. 4 – After meeting with the Ethics Commissioner, I today informed the Prime Minister that I am resigning from Cabinet effective immediately. Further, I will be resigning as M.P. for Calgary Centre-North by the end of 2010.

When I entered federal politics in 2001 I made a commitment that my time in politics would last eight to ten years. It has now been nine years and it is time for me to pursue new opportunities outside of public life.

by NationTalk on November 5, 2010833 Views

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NDP launches bill to create national suicide prevention strategy

Says Canada falling behind other countries that already have strategies

Thu 4 Nov 2010

Ottawa – Megan Leslie, New Democrat Critic for Health, announced the introduction of legislation, An Act respecting a National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, that will direct the Federal government to establish a national suicide prevention strategy, in consultation with the provincial, territorial and First Nations Governments.

by NationTalk on November 4, 20101254 Views

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Gordon Campbell’s resignation doesn’t change B.C. Liberal record

November 3, 2010

While the timing of Premier Gordon Campbell’s resignation may have caught some observers by surprise, it was inevitable. And it was the right thing to do.

The B.C. Liberals have broken trust with the people they were elected to serve. No issue shows that more clearly than the HST. And while the much-hated tax may have been the final straw for the premier’s leadership, let’s not forget the role all B.C. Liberals have played.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2010693 Views

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Premier Campbell Changed the Relationship With First Nations

Vancouver, British Columbia – Nov. 3, 2010 – Premier Gordon Campbell significantly changed the relationship between the Province and First Nations, said Chief Commissioner Sophie Pierre of the BC Treaty Commission upon hearing of the premier’s resignation.

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AME BC: Mineral Explorers Acknowledge Premier Campbell’s Contribution

Vancouver, British Columbia – Nov. 3, 2010 – The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) today responded to Gordon Campbell’s announcement to resign as Premier of British Columbia.

“Premier Campbell honourably announced his decision to resign as premier today in the interest of all British Columbians and for the greater good,” said Gavin C. Dirom, President & CEO of AME BC. “BC mineral explorers and developers have not always been pleased with decisions taken by the Gordon Campbell-led government, but we certainly appreciate that many initiatives were very positive and emphasized the critical role that mineral exploration and mining will continue to play in this province. These initiatives include supporting geoscience, improving the tax structure, maintaining resource roads, building infrastructure, and reforming the federal-provincial environmental assessment process.”

by NationTalk on November 4, 2010610 Views

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