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Three Norway House Cree Nation Band Councillors Engaged in Corrupt Practice in Local Election

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NORWAY HOUSE, MB, Jan. 20 – On January 18, 2009 the Norway House Cree Nation (“NHCN”) Election Appeal Committee (“EAC”) has found that three Band Councillors engaged in corrupt practice during the March 2006 NHCN Chief and Council election.

by NationTalk on January 20, 20093488 Views

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Assembly of First Nations joins Native American Leaders to witness history as Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States of America

OTTAWA, Jan. 20 – National Chief Phil Fontaine led a delegation from the Assembly of First Nations, including some Regional Chiefs, to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama today as special guests of the Cherokee Nation and the National Congress of American Indians.

by NationTalk on January 20, 20091323 Views

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Statement from NAN Grand Chief Stan Beardy on the Inauguration of Barack Obama

THUNDER BAY, ON Tuesday January 20, 2009: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy made the following statement on today’s inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America:

Just as the historic election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United States sent a message of hope across Nishnawbe Aski, today’s inauguration will be felt around the world as America closes a dark chapter of its history and moves beyond racial and cultural divides.

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009673 Views

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Métis Nation Congratulates President Obama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2008

Ottawa, ON (January 20, 2009)– Métis National Council (MNC) President Clément Chartier offered his congratulations today to Barack Obama on his inauguration as the 44th President of the United States of America.

“On behalf of the Métis Nation, I wish to extended heartfelt congratulations to President Obama,” said President Chartier. “This is truly a historic day for the United States and the world.”

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009809 Views

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Statement on Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of America – Barack Obama

President’s Statement
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

On behalf of Inuit in Canada, I welcome the inauguration of US President Obama. This is an historic day in the United States, and indeed for our planet. It is a demonstration that civil rights, human rights, and social justice issues take generations to make substantial progress. Today is one of those rare days when we can all be proud of making concrete advances on these issues. Inuit can relate to this lengthy historic struggle. Congratulations to President Obama. I am pleased his first visit will be to Canada. Inuit welcome him to visit the Arctic, and I look forward to the opportunity to meet him.

Mary Simon, President

by NationTalk on January 20, 20091044 Views

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Premier Realigns Cabinet to Meet Economic Challenges

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
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Jan. 19, 2009

Office of the Premier

VICTORIA – Premier Gordon Campbell today announced the appointment of Blair Lekstrom as Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and the appointment of Kevin Krueger as the new Minister of Community Development. The provincial cabinet has also been realigned, creating a new Ministry of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development to be led by Minister Ida Chong.

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009671 Views

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President of the Treasury Board Vic Toews Announces Funding for Yukon Mine Training Association (YMTA) Curricula Development

Announcing funding for Yukon Mine Training Association (YMTA) Curricula Development Speaking Notes for The Honourable Vic Toews PC, MP President of the Treasury Board

Announcing funding for Yukon Mine Training Association (YMTA) Curricula Development

Whitehorse, Yukon
January 16, 2009

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Good morning, bonjour.

I am so pleased to be back in the North to speak with you on a number of important issues. [Insert personal comments here]

Let me begin today by taking a moment to acknowledge both the Kwanlin Dun First Nation and the Ta’an Kwach’an Council, as I am speaking to you today in their traditional territories.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009682 Views

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President of the Treasury Board Vic Toews Announces Funding for Projects Related to the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce

Announcing funding for projects related to the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce Speaking Notes for The Honourable Vic Toews PC, MP President of the Treasury Board

Announcing funding for projects related to the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce

Whitehorse, Yukon
January 16, 2009

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Bonjour, good morning, everyone. I am very pleased to have this opportunity to speak with you today.

[Insert personal comments here]

I wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge both the Kwanlin Dun First Nation and the Ta’an Kwach’an Council, as I am speaking to you today in their traditional territories.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009627 Views

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FSIN Chief to Attend U.S. Presidential Inauguration

FSIN Communications Unit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2009

(Saskatoon, SK) FSIN Chief Lawrence Joseph will attend the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. Chief Joseph will be part of the Assembly of First Nations delegation that will attend several events scheduled to coincide with the inauguration ceremonies.

by NationTalk on January 19, 20091045 Views

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AME BC: BC Mineral Exploration and Mining Sector Provides Recommendations for Federal Budget

How Industry and Government Can Work Together to Address the Global Economic and Financial Crisis

Vancouver, British Columbia –(Jan. 19, 2009) – Representatives of BC’s mineral exploration and mining sector have met with the Honourable Lisa Raitt, federal Minister of Natural Resources, to discuss the impact of the global economic and financial crisis on the industry and measures that both industry and governments can take to address the impacts.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009856 Views

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Senator Lillian Dyck Joins Liberal Team

January 15, 2009

OTTAWA – Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff today announced independent Senator Lillian Dyck has joined the Liberal caucus.

“I am delighted to welcome Senator Dyck to the Liberal team,” said Mr. Ignatieff. “Senator Dyck’s wealth of talent and experience in the Canadian scientific field makes her a tremendous asset to our caucus.”

by NationTalk on January 18, 2009900 Views

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AFN National Chief Encouraged by Discussion with First Ministers

OTTAWA, Jan. 16 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine issued the following statement in regards to the meeting of January 15 with the First Ministers on the Economy.

“I am encouraged by our discussions with the Prime Minister, the federal Minister of Indian Affairs and provincial and territorial leaders yesterday evening. The themes in our plan were consistently and positively echoed by First Ministers around the table. Indian Affairs Minister Strahl himself stated that the AFN had ‘set the bar’ in terms of advancing constructive proposals for the federal budget to be tabled January 27 and noted the sentiment from First Ministers that ‘good policy for Aboriginal people is good policy for Canada.’

by NationTalk on January 18, 2009860 Views

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Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Response to Canadian Economic Crisis

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

PORT ALBERNI, BC, PRESS RELEASE –(Jan. 16, 2009) – “The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council supports Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine in the AFN’s approach to begin to address the significant economic and social gaps that exist in Federal policy that impact the Nuu-chah-nulth, the many First Nations across British Columbia and Canada,” said Dr. Michelle Corfield, Acting President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.

by NationTalk on January 18, 20091022 Views

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President of the Treasury Board Vic Toews Announces Funding for Projects Related to Raven Recycling

Announcing funding for projects related to Raven Recycling
Speaking Notes for The Honourable Vic Toews PC, MP President of the Treasury Board

Announcing funding for projects related to Raven Recycling

Whitehorse, Yukon
January 6, 2009

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Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I am so pleased to be here with you to conclude this day in Whitehorse.

I wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge both the Kwanlin Dun First Nation and the Ta’an Kwach’an Council, as I am speaking to you today in their traditional territories.

by NationTalk on January 18, 2009646 Views

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Infrastructure Spending Highlights First Ministers Meeting

Premier’s Office
January 16, 2009

Acceleration of infrastructure projects highlighted the First Ministers Meeting in Ottawa today, Jan. 16.

“What came out of our meeting today is very encouraging,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “It means significant infrastructure programs will be able to proceed and, in some cases, sooner than anticipated.”

by NationTalk on January 18, 2009794 Views

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Open Letter: Imposed Deadline to Revise Specific Claims

January 16, 2009

The Honourable Chuck Strahl
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Terrasses de la Chaudière, North Tower
Ste. 2100 – 10 Wellington Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4

SENT VIA FAX: (819) 953-4941

Re: Imposed Deadline to Revise Specific Claims

Dear Minister Strahl:

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) strongly objects to the six-month deadline unilaterally imposed on First Nations to revise and resubmit specific claims. It is unreasonable, unfair, and unworkable, and it is contrary to the spirit of the Justice at Last initiative which promises to “help restore confidence in the integrity and effectiveness of the process to resolve specific claims”. These claims have sat dormant for years at the Specific Claims Branch (SCB) or the Department of Justice (DOJ), creating a staggering backlog, particularly in British Columbia. Canada is transferring this backlog problem on to the shoulders of First Nations. After First Nations have waited decades for a response to their claims, SCB now demands their immediate action under rushed and uncertain conditions and expects First Nations to fix in six months a problem Canada created over decades. This is not acceptable. The six-month deadline must be extended.

by NationTalk on January 18, 2009977 Views

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Prime Minister and Premiers Agree on Action for the Economy

First Ministers’ Meeting
Ottawa, Ontario – January 16, 2009

Date: January 16, 2009
For immediate release

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canada’s Premiers and Territorial Leaders today agreed to work together on a number of important actions to provide stimulus to the Canadian economy. The Premiers and Territorial Leaders also shared with the Prime Minister their priorities for the January 27 Federal Budget.

by NationTalk on January 18, 2009695 Views

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January 16, 2009 – First Ministers’ Meeting – Ottawa, Ontario (800-047)

16 January 2009
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Provincial Premiers and Territorial Leaders endorsed two key amendments to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) at today’s First Ministers’ Meeting.

“I am very pleased and the premiers and territorial leaders are to be commended for their leadership in taking action to ensure all Canadian workers have the freedom to be able to work in their fields anywhere in Canada,” said the Prime Minister. “Today’s amendments pave the way for further strengthening our economic union.”

by NationTalk on January 18, 20091987 Views

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President Chartier’s Speech to the First Ministers

Métis National Council President Clément Chartier Speech to First Ministers and Leaders of the National Aboriginal Organizations
January 15, 2009
Ottawa, ON

On behalf of the Métis Nation, I wish to express my appreciation to Prime Minister Harper for involving us meaningfully in the consultations leading up to the all-important federal budget.

by NationTalk on January 18, 2009811 Views

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First Nations Fisheries Council Challenge Harper to Address Crisis

British Columbia First Nations Fisheries Council challenges Prime Minister Harper to address the fisheries crisis in First Nations communities in the First Ministers’ meeting and Budget
CORRECTION from Source – correct copy follows:

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In a previous press release issued by First Nations Fisheries Council at Jan 15 2009 6:55PM, errors occurred.

Please see attached backgrounder. It was not included in the original release.

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

Vancouver, BC, Press Release –(Jan. 15, 2009) – The First Nations Fisheries Council is urging the Government of Canada to address the current crisis in B.C First Nations communities through a $1.3 billion dollar fisheries-related investment in as a part of the federal economic stimulus package.

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All-Party Committee To Look At Electing Senators In Manitoba

Manitoba News Release
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The Government of Manitoba is distributing this news release on behalf of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

MANITOBA
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

January 15, 2009

An all-party committee of the Manitoba legislative assembly will hold nine public meetings to ask Manitobans how senators should be elected to represent the province in the Senate of Canada. The seven-person committee will hold meetings around the province in January and February of 2009.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009808 Views

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AFN National Chief Calling for a First Nations Economic Stimulus Package at Meeting with First Ministers

OTTAWA, Jan. 15 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine will be presenting his plans for a First Nations economic stimulus package when he meets with First Ministers in Ottawa this evening.

“Canadians want action and the AFN has a plan,” the National Chief said. “Our plan is practical, achievable and it makes good economic sense for all Canadians.”

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009770 Views

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Minister Strahl Appoints Chief Representative in Connection With Seigneury of Lake of Two Mountains Specific Land Claim

Ottawa, Ontario –(Jan. 15, 2009) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs of Canada and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the appointment of Mr. Michel de Grandpre as Chief Federal Representative for the Seigneury of Lake of Two Mountains specific claim.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009900 Views

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Government of Canada, Government of Nunavut Take Step Toward Nunavut Devolution

Ottawa, Ontario –(Jan. 15, 2009) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, together with the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Nunavut, today announced the appointment of Bruce Rawson as Chief Federal Representative for Nunavut devolution.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009978 Views

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MNC Unveils Métis Nation Economic Stimulus Proposal

OTTAWA, Jan. 15 – Métis National Council (MNC) President Clément Chartier is calling for immediate action from the Federal and Provincial governments to ensure the current global economic downturn does not cause further harm to Métis people in Canada.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009781 Views

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Premier Roland to tell PM: North holds Key to Canada’s Economic Future

YELLOWKNIFE (January 13, 2009) – At this week’s First Ministers’ Meeting on the Canadian economy, Premier Floyd Roland will press for major federal investment in Northern projects, arguing that the North holds the key to Canada’s economic future.

“The North offers enormous potential in renewable and non-renewable energy development, which will create thousands of jobs and bolster Canada’s reputation as a global energy superpower,” said Premier Roland.

by NationTalk on January 14, 2009614 Views

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Canada’s First Ministers to Meet on Economy and With National Aboriginal Leaders

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Premier Gary Doer will join Prime Minister Stephen Harper and provincial and territorial premiers in Ottawa Thursday and Friday for a first ministers’ meeting on the economy, which will include a session with Canada’s Aboriginal leaders.

by NationTalk on January 14, 2009828 Views

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Opposition Mounts to BC Liberal Governments Forest Policies

Friday January 09, 2009

The groundswell of citizens opposition to the BC Liberal governments forest policies only four months before a BC election was evident at a press conference on January 8 at the BC Legislative Buildings in Victoria. 30,000 signatures on a petition were mounted on a giant display board calling for the protection of Vancouver Islands remaining old-growth forests, to ensure sustainable second-growth logging, and to end raw log exports to protect BCs forestry jobs…

30,000-Strong Petition Calls on Premier Campbell to End Old-Growth Logging on Vancouver Island, Ensure Sustainable Second-Growth Logging, and to Ban Raw Log Exports

by NationTalk on January 12, 2009781 Views

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Media Advisory: Tabling of Reports by the Auditor General of Canada and the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development—Thursday, 5 February 2009

Ottawa, 12 January 2009—The December 2008 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada, Sheila Fraser, and Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Scott Vaughan, will be tabled in the House of Commons on Thursday, 5 February 2009.

Media lock-up:

9:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m. (ET)
Main Hall, Government Conference Centre, 2 Rideau Street, Ottawa
(for journalists accredited by the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery only).

Journalists must respect the media embargo until the Reports are tabled in the House of Commons shortly after 2:00 p.m. However, they will be allowed to leave the media lock-up at 1:45 p.m.

by NationTalk on January 12, 2009708 Views

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Delegation of Canadian Tribes Urge President-elect Obama to Change U.S. Regulation of Foreign Oil Consumption

Fri, January 09, 2009

‘President-elect Obama must address Canada, the leading importer of oil to the U.S. and its failure to pay royalties to the indigenous communities from which the oil is extracted.’

WASHINGTON, DC – A Delegation of Canadian tribes representing the Treaty One Council called on President-elect Obama to ensure that the oil it imports comes from countries that support human and indigenous rights of its citizens. In a statement sent to the transition team along with a video documentary, the Treaty One Council, which consists of: Sandy Bay, Brokenhead, Long Plain, Roseau River, Swan Lake, Peguis, and Sagkeeng outlined the following key issues of homeland security and human rights violations in Canadian Oil imports:

by NationTalk on January 12, 2009963 Views

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Premier Roland outlines the NWT’s Priorities

YELLOWKNIFE (07 January, 2009) – Ahead of this month’s First Ministers Meeting on the economy and the 2009 federal budget, Premier Roland has outlined the Northwest Territories’ (NWT) immediate priorities for federal investment. It includes investment in transportation infrastructure to foster development in the North, investment in social housing and continued investment in key economic sectors of the territory through an extension of the SINED program pending the establishment of a permanent economic development agency in the North.

by NationTalk on January 12, 2009675 Views

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Federal / Territorial Meeting on Infrastructure will Benefit Northerners

YELLOWKNIFE (07 January, 2009) – Federal / Territorial meetings on infrastructure, held on January 6, have set the stage for accelerated action to deal with important infrastructure priorities in the Northwest Territories (NWT), to the benefit of NWT residents and all Canadians. To support the priorities of the 16th Assembly, Premier Floyd Roland and the Honourable Michael McLeod, Minister Responsible for Infrastructure, continued their lobbying of the federal government for investment in key northern infrastructure projects.

by NationTalk on January 12, 2009638 Views

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Media Notice – Meeting of First Ministers and National Aboriginal Leaders

Ottawa, Ontario – January 15-16, 2009

Meeting Site and Media Centre

Location
111 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1N 1J1

Media Program (subject to revision)

Wednesday January 14, 2009
09:00 Facilities open for equipment delivery
and technical set-up
111 Sussex Drive (Sussex Pavilion)

by NationTalk on January 11, 20091235 Views

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No Crisis in Barriere Lake – Barriere Lake Elders Call for Respect of the People’s Choice

KITIGANIK, QC, Jan. 7 – Almost one year ago, on January 30, 2008, the Algonquins of Barriere Lake gathered to confirm the selection of a new Customary Chief and Council. A majority of the Mitchikinabikok Elders presided over a process, conducted as per the First Nation’s Customary Governance Code, which nominated and selected a new Council comprised of Chief Casey Ratt and four Councillors: Donat Thusky, Roger Jerome, Wayne Papatie, and Ricky Decoursay. The Mitchikinabikok Elders are asking that this decision be respected as they continue to fully support Chief Casey Ratt and his Council members saying: “There is no leadership crisis.”

by NationTalk on January 9, 2009880 Views

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Campaign 2000 presents to Federal Government on 2009 Pre-budget Consultation

Campaign 2000 ( 7 Jan 09) – The Case for a Poverty Reduction Strategy for Canada: Why Poverty Reduction is key to Canada’s short, medium and long-term economic health

Family Security in Insecure Times: Poverty Reduction as Poverty Prevention

This brief offers recommendations to the federal government for the budget to be released on January 27, 2009.

by NationTalk on January 8, 20091034 Views

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Premier Announces Changes to Executive Council

January 7, 2009

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A number of Nova Scotia cabinet ministers have new responsibilities and one MLA is moving from the back benches to the executive council.

Premier Rodney MacDonald announced changes to the cabinet today, Jan. 7. The Executive Council was sworn in at 2 p.m. at the provincial legislature.

by NationTalk on January 7, 2009770 Views

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Rally for Algonquin Chief Jailed for Asserting Land Rights: Elizabeth May, NDP, Major Unions, Chiefs Call on Canadian government to Honour Landmark Agreements

OTTAWA, Jan. 7 – A broad network of political parties, unions, human rights and Indigenous groups will rally today to support the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, demanding that the Government of Canada respect a landmark agreement and Barriere Lake’s right to decide their political representatives.

by NationTalk on January 7, 2009875 Views

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AFN National Chief Endorses Alternative Federal Budget

OTTAWA, Jan. 6 – The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Phil Fontaine, endorsed the Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) presented today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

“We all agree that investing in First Nations is the pathway for economic and social prosperity for both First Nations and Canada. Investing in First Nations benefits all Canadians and builds a stronger Canada,” the National Chief said. “The Alternative Federal Budget released today is consistent with the AFN’s own proposal for a First Nations economic stimulus plan.”

by NationTalk on January 7, 20091320 Views

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Alternative Budget Stimulus Package Injects 2% of GDP into Economy and Creates 407,000 Jobs

OTTAWA, Jan. 6 – Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released the Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) fiscal stimulus plan, a one-year package that would create 407,000 jobs, boost the economy by 3%, and help protect Canadians from the worst of a recession.

by NationTalk on January 6, 2009753 Views

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Aboriginal Community Development with the Resource Sector Annual Conference – Opening Comments – By Hans Matthews, President of the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association

The Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association (CAMA) is an Aboriginal, non-profit organization which seeks to increase the understanding of the minerals industry, Aboriginal mining and Aboriginal communities’ paramount interests in lands and resources.

Developing Minds, Managing Resources – November 2, 2008 (Saskatoon, Canada)

There are now more than 120 agreements in Canada between Aboriginal groups and mining companies. We are at a stage where it has almost become the norm for companies to negotiate agreements to gain access to the community, community lands and to initiate programs and services around environmental management, human resource (HR) development, business development, social planning and so on.

by NationTalk on January 4, 20091228 Views

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Prime Minister Harper Acts to Fill Senate Vacancies

Each new Senator pledges to support Canada’s elected government, promote Canadian unity and advance Senate reform

22 December 2008
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Harper today announced that he will appoint 18 distinguished Canadians to serve in Canada’s Senate.

by NationTalk on December 23, 20081038 Views

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The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Rejects Pierre Corbeil’s Appointment

WENDAKE, QC, CANADA – The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) continues to hold Jean Charest, the Premier of Québec, as responsible of the relations with First Nations. “The nation-to-nation relationship cannot be transferred to a Junior Minister”, stated AFNQL Chief Ghislain Picard.

by NationTalk on December 22, 2008887 Views

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Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Notice of Election

Tsiothohrha/December 16, 2008

The Chief Administrative Officer for the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is providing public notice to the eligible voters of the Mohawks of Akwesasne that a General Election will be held to elect a Grand Chief and twelve (12) District Chiefs on Saturday, June 27, 2009 from 9am to 5pm at the following locations:

by NationTalk on December 21, 2008781 Views

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OMA Pre-budget Letter Advocates Strategic Government Investments

The Ontario Mining Association´s pre-budget submission encourages the government at Queen´s Park to make strategic investments in the mineral sector to promote future economic development. “The Ontario mining industry has enjoyed — until recently — one of the most prosperous and lengthiest periods of its history of making contributions to the society and economy of the province,” said OMA President Chris Hodgson in a letter to Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan. “However, the current economic circumstances which are dominating the news are providing challenges for individuals, companies, entire industries and governments alike.”

by NationTalk on December 21, 2008750 Views

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Budget 2009 – Brief to the Minister of Finance – December 18, 2008

December 18, 2008

The Honourable James Flaherty
Minister of Finance
Finance Canada
L’Esplanade Laurier
140 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G5

Dear Minister Flaherty:
I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with the views of the Canadian mining industry in light of the significant turbulence that has affected our sector and the broader global economy in recent months. This follows from our earlier letter, sent to you on August 15th.

by NationTalk on December 21, 2008829 Views

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Akwesasne Election Appeal Board

Tsiothohrha/December 16, 2008

Pursuant to the Akwesasne Election Law 2005/2006-192, the Chief Administrative Officer for the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is posting a call out for six interested Eligible Voters to sit on the Akwesasne Election Appeal Board, which will consist of two members from each of the three Districts.

by NationTalk on December 21, 2008815 Views

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Minister Outlines Next Steps in the Board Reform Initiative

YELLOWKNIFE (19 December 2008) – The Honourable Michael Miltenberger, Lead Minister for the Refocusing Government Strategic Initiative Committee, outlined the next steps in planning for the Board Reform initiative today.

“Board Reform is about improving service delivery through better integration, increasing the ability of regions to set their own priorities around service delivery, and removing administrative duplication,” said Minister Miltenberger. “We have done the work to identify the issues and possible options that we need to resolve in developing a more detailed proposal for Board Reform. I am now very interested to hear the views of Northerners about our proposed approach and look forward to working with stakeholders throughout the Northwest Territories (NWT) to refine the model for Board Reform.”

by NationTalk on December 21, 2008694 Views

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Following in the Footsteps

When the life of Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota was cut short on October 25, 2002, many people across Minnesota, across the United States and many in Canada mourned the loss of a great man and a great social activist.

One of the many who personally felt that loss was Robert Animikii Horton (Bebaamweyaazh), a 26 year-old Sociology Masters student at Lakehead University and Band Member from the community of Manitou Rapids (Rainy River First Nations).

by NationTalk on December 21, 2008821 Views

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Notes by The Honourable Chuck Strahl at the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly

The Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly

Speaking Notes for The Honourable Chuck Strahl PC, MP Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-status Indians

The Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly

Gatineau, Quebec
December 11, 2008

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National Chief Fontaine, Elders, Regional Chiefs, my home province Regional Chief Atleo, Chiefs and community leaders, and fellow MPs Harold Albrecht, Rob Clarke, Greg Rickford, Bruce Stanton and my new PS John Duncan are also here.

by NationTalk on December 19, 2008830 Views

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AFNQL Confirms Jean Charest as Responsible for First Nations Relations

WENDAKE, QC, Dec. 18 – AFNQL confirms that it will continue to hold the Premier of Québec as responsible of the relations with First Nations. “The nation-to-nation relationship can not be transferred to a Junior Minister”, stated AFNQL Chief Ghislain Picard. As Minister of Natural Resources in a past Charest Government, the new Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, Pierre Corbeil, as amply demonstrated his total incapacity to understand and treat adequately matters related to First Nations. “We have to question ourselves to the message that Jean Charest is sending us and on his motivation” according to Chief Ghislain Picard.

by NationTalk on December 18, 2008877 Views

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