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Métis Nation BC to Re-engage with MNC

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Clément Chartier
President
Métis National Council (MNC)
Suite 201, 350 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ont.
K1R 7S8

Re: Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) Board of Governor Role

Dear MNC President Chartier,

Please accept this letter as an update to the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) correspondence dated March 2nd, 2008 that officially notified you as the Métis National Council (MNC) President of MNBC’s decision to take a leave of absence from further participation with the MNC Board of Governors and all committee’s. MNBC sent subsequent correspondences to the MNC in March and April 2008 to provide the MNBC rationale for this decision. MNBC also submitted an update clarification to MNC dated April 25th, 2008 that outlined a process that MNBC leadership had implemented to address the future relationship with the MNC.

by NationTalk on June 24, 2008865 Views

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Premier Campbell Announces Cabinet Changes

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
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June 23, 2008

Office of the Premier

VICTORIA – Premier Gordon Campbell realigned the provincial cabinet today to provide more integrated services across government. The changes include five new ministers and new portfolios for seven of the current ministers.

by NationTalk on June 24, 20081038 Views

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MMF Message from the President – June 19, 2008

This past week can be best described as a milestone for the resistance and persistence of the Metis Nation. The Metis People have faced over a 130 years of emotional, physical and political struggles against the past federal and provincial government policies of assimilation. Today our Citizens still face many struggles in being fully recognized and meaningfully accommodated.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008833 Views

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean Speech on the Occasion of the Quebec Native Women Inc. Conference

Wendake, Saturday, June 21, 2008

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY

Joining me here at the table of panellists are Aboriginal women only.

Long-time activists, outspoken, committed women whom I salute on this National Aboriginal Day.

The fact that you have invited me to join you today at this conference—not only that, you have asked me to open the discussion—tells me that you see in me a sister, and I am deeply moved by this.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008861 Views

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean Speech on the Occasion of the Presentation of the National Aboriginal Role Model Awards

Rideau Hall, Saturday, June 21, 2008

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How wonderful it is to meet you and welcome you here, to Rideau Hall.

You know, I was born on an island, where legends shape our relationship with the universe.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008794 Views

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Harper and Stelmach Stall on Safe Water for Canada’s First Nations

Alberta calls on Federal and Provincial governments to make water a priority

EDMONTON, June 20 – From time immemorial, First Nations have centered their existence on water. Unfortunately for all Canadians, care and protection of our water has been left in the hands of governments that value profits over people. We are currently at a crisis level with this resource, and the First Nations community is being hit the hardest by this crisis. In communities across Canada, safe potable water is something people have been unable to depend upon.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2008771 Views

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Optimism Surrounds Common Table Discussions

VANCOUVER, June 20 – After 12 days of intense talks on some of the most complex issues in treaty negotiations, First Nations and the governments of Canada and BC have agreed to continue meeting later this summer.

In four, three-day sessions facilitated by the Treaty Commission, First Nation negotiators and senior officials for the other two governments shared their views on recognition and certainty, including shared territory issues, and the constitutional status of treaty lands. Also on the table for discussion were governance and co-management, including structures for shared decision-making; fiscal relations, including own-source revenue and taxation; and fisheries.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2008798 Views

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Statement by the Honourable Chuck Strahl

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 20, 2008) –

As Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, I invite all Canadians to take part in National Aboriginal Day celebrations on June 21. I also want to highlight that this year marks 400 years of shared culture and history between Aboriginal peoples and Europeans in Canada.

by NationTalk on June 21, 2008706 Views

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Six Nations (Caledonia) Negotiations – June 16, 2008

The Archaeology and Appearance Sidetable met on June 10.

Representatives of the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations, Canada and Ontario met at the Lands Resolution Sidetable on June 11 and the Main Negotiation Table on June 12. Representatives of the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations requested an adjournment in the negotiations until August.

by NationTalk on June 21, 2008851 Views

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean Speech on the Occasion of a Reception for the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference

Rideau Hall, Thursday, June 19, 2008

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY

I was so happy to see you again this morning.

I wanted to hear all about your journey, about the wonderful people you had met along the way, to know what you had learned, what may have surprised or even shocked you, to hear about the conclusions you have drawn.

by NationTalk on June 21, 2008768 Views

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NWT Deputy Minister of Justice Appointed to the Supreme Court of the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (19 June, 2008) – The Northwest Territories Deputy Minister of Justice, Donald Cooper, has resigned his position with the government. Mr. Cooper has been appointed by the federal government as a judge of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories.

by NationTalk on June 20, 2008848 Views

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National Aboriginal Women’s Summit – Premier Floyd Roland

Thursday, June 19, 2008
Statement to the Legislative Assembly

Mr. Speaker, I would like to take the opportunity today to inform the Assembly of an important National Summit that I am co-hosting, with the President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, Ms. Beverly Jacobs.

by NationTalk on June 20, 2008900 Views

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National Aboriginal Day – Statement to the Legislative Assembly

Premier Floyd Roland
Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mr. Speaker, on June 21st, the people across the Northwest Territories will once again be celebrating National Aboriginal Day. This is a day to celebrate Aboriginal Peoples’ rich and diverse cultural heritage and to also acknowledge the valuable contribution of Aboriginal Peoples’ to the healthy development of our communities, our territory and our country.

by NationTalk on June 20, 2008682 Views

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Signing of the Building Canada Infrastructure Plan Funding Agreement – Statement to the Legislative Assembly

Hon. Michael McLeod
Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to advise the House that yesterday the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Federal Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities, and I signed the Building Canada Infrastructure Plan Base Funding Agreement.

by NationTalk on June 20, 2008688 Views

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Strahl Throwing Bonuses to Bureaucrats as First Nation School Building Budgets Raided

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Charlie Angus wants to know why Indian Affairs bureaucrats have been given a massive boost in bonuses, while monies meant for school building projects are being raided to pay for a whole array of non-related items. The dramatic jump in bonuses (54% in the Ontario region) comes at a time as federal bureaucrats are raiding the school building budget of $109 million. The monies have been spent on everything from lawyers, government press functions and management costs.

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008688 Views

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Prime Minister Announces Canada to Host 2010 G8 Summit in Huntsville

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the 2010 G8 Summit will be held at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario. It will be the fifth G8 Summit hosted by Canada since the country joined the prestigious international organization in 1976. The Prime Minister was joined at the announcement by Tony Clement, Canada’s Health Minister and Member of Parliament for Parry Sound-Muskoka.

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008736 Views

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NWT Water Strategy Framework – Statement to the Legislative Assembly

Hon. Michael Miltenberger
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mr. Speaker, as Northerners we value and rely on clean waters and healthy aquatic ecosystems for our spiritual, cultural and physical well-being. It is one of our most valuable resources, and will only increase in value and importance as sources diminish.

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008946 Views

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Graduates of 2008 – Statement to the Legislative Assembly

Hon. Jackson Lafferty
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mr. Speaker, Spring is a very exciting time in education. Graduation ceremonies have started and will continue to be taking place at high schools, postsecondary institutions, and various technical training programs throughout the Northwest Territories.

These ceremonies acknowledge the hard work and dedication of each individual who has reached his or her goal of completion. Individuals will be acknowledged for excellence in academics, athletics, fine arts, leadership and community involvement. Whether they have won tangible awards or not, each and every graduate should be exceptionally proud of reaching this milestone in his or her life. The completion of a high school, Adult Literacy and Basic Education, apprenticeship or postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree program is a significant achievement in the life long journey of learning.

by NationTalk on June 19, 2008765 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Commends New Legislation Regarding Specific Claims and the Kelowna Accord

OTTAWA, June 18 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Phil Fontaine applauded the government of Canada and all parliamentarians for passing two bills (C-30 and C-292) through the House and Senate. He noted that both bills are set to receive Royal Assent today. He thanked all parliamentarians for their hard work to pass these Bills and commended them for the spirit of cooperation and flexibility that was demonstrated to allow these Bills to pass.

by NationTalk on June 18, 20081289 Views

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Mobile Trades Laboratory Opening in the Beaufort Delta – Statement to the Legislative Assembly

Hon. Jackson Lafferty
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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Mr. Speaker, April 15th marked the official opening of the Mobile Trades Lab in Inuvik. Many of us here today were present at the opening and had the opportunity to tour the facility. It is an impressive unit, and a great example of how innovation and open-minded thinking can allow us to maximize opportunities for Northerners. The opening of this Lab was a cause for celebration in the Beaufort-Delta region and for all the partners involved in the project.

by NationTalk on June 18, 2008717 Views

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Species at Risk Act – Statement to the Legislative Assembly

Hon. Michael Miltenberger
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mr. Speaker, protecting species at risk is a major priority for the people of the Northwest Territories.

In September 2006, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) released a public consultation document outlining the major elements proposed for NWT species at risk legislation.

by NationTalk on June 18, 2008686 Views

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Honouring Fred Carmichael – Statement to the Legislative Assembly

Premier Floyd Roland
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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Mr. Speaker, I would first like to take this opportunity to congratulate the new President of the Gwich’in Tribal Council, Mr. Richard Nerysoo, and the returning Vice-President of the Gwich’in Tribal Council, Ms. Mary Ann Ross, on their elections yesterday. The Government of the Northwest Territories looks forward to working with them on issues of common concern.

by NationTalk on June 18, 2008870 Views

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Building Our Future – Statement to the Legislative Assembly

Hon. Michael McLeod
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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Mr. Speaker, I would like to take the opportunity today as the lead minister of the Building Our Future strategic initiative committee to provide an update on the planned actions of this committee.

by NationTalk on June 18, 2008770 Views

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First Nations Summit Elects New Executive

For Immediate Release
June 12, 2008

Grand Chief Edward John (Akile Ch’oh), Grand Chief Doug Kelly (Tseem) and Dan Smith (Haliakalas) have been elected to the First Nations Summit Task Group by leaders representing First Nations currently engaged in treaty negotiations in BC.

by NationTalk on June 16, 20081386 Views

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Conservatives Must Obey the Law and Implement Kelowna

June 12, 2008

OTTAWA – The passage of the Kelowna Implementation Act means the Conservatives must finally honour the accord they have callously ignored for the last two years, the Right Honourable Paul Martin and Liberal Indian Affairs Critic Anita Neville said today.

by NationTalk on June 14, 20081359 Views

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Temagami First Nation – Congratulations to Newly Elected Chief and Council

June 12, 2008

Temagami First Nation Council

Chief Gary Potts
Email: tfnchief@ontera.net

Second Chief Peter McKenzie
Email: pejomick@hotmail.com

Councillor Roxane Ayotte
Email: rayotte@ontera.net

Councillor Annette Polson
Email: annettep@ontera.net

Councillor Sherwood Becker Jr.

Councillor Thomas Friday Sr.

by NationTalk on June 13, 20082495 Views

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Recognition of John B. Zoe – Statement to the Legislative Assembly

Hon. Jackson Lafferty
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize a very important Northerner who is receiving an honorary degree from the University of Alberta.

Today John B. Zoe is receiving an honorary Doctorate of Laws in Edmonton, for his work in community service and with government agencies in the Tåîchô region. The positive impact Mr. Zoe has had on the North will be felt for many years to come.

by NationTalk on June 13, 20081696 Views

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Tory MP Queries Compensation

June 12, 2008
The Toronto Star
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Page: A17
Section: News
Byline: Bruce Campion-Smith
Source: Toronto Star

On the day Ottawa offered an historic apology for the residential school legacy, a Conservative MP openly questioned whether the government was getting “value” from the $4 billion it had earmarked as compensation to the school survivors.

In a radio talk show interview yesterday, Pierre Poilievre (Nepean”Carleton) questioned the native leadership and the level of federal funding directed toward native programs across Canada.

by NationTalk on June 12, 2008714 Views

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Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre Must be Fired for Insult to Residential School Survivors

June 12, 2008

OTTAWA – Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre must be removed as Parliamentary Secretary for the intolerant comments he made yesterday only hours before the government made its official apology for the legacy of the residential school tragedy, Liberal Indian Affairs Critic Anita Neville said today.

by NationTalk on June 12, 20081353 Views

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Northern Women in Mining, Oil and Gas Project

Hon. Sandy Lee
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Statement to the Legislative Assembly
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Mr. Speaker, in the spirit of celebrating Mining Week this week, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and congratulate eleven women who recently completed the Building Trades Helper program under the Northern Women in Mining, Oil and Gas Project.

by NationTalk on June 11, 2008934 Views

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Saskatoon – Residential School Apology Viewing

June 11, 2008 – Saskatoon
Venue Moved to White Buffalo Youth Lodge

Download program.

by NationTalk on June 11, 2008666 Views

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Winnipeg – Canadian Government Apology to Residential School Survivors Delivery by Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Televised LIVE on CBC Newsworld & aired on CBC Radio One 89.3 FM /990 AM
June 11, 2008 2:00 pm

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by NationTalk on June 11, 20082252 Views

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Auditor General Has Point On First Nation Finances

2008-06-10 (EM391)

Government must ensure that Aboriginal spending is creating results before tackling disclosure issues

In Brief:

– The Auditor General of Canada released a new report which criticized spending on First Nation child and family services. This is the second time she has tackled the lack of transparency in First Nation funding.
– First Nations lack financial controls in ensuring that spending is actually creating results and helping vulnerable community members.
– The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) released a report this year that looked at all disclosures of grants and contributions to Aboriginal governments and organizations. It found serious disclosure issues that prevented full transparency.
– Most funding goes directly to band councils which provide most important social services, so these organizations need to ensure that spending is creating results in their communities.

by NationTalk on June 10, 20082419 Views

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Conservatives Must Allow Aboriginal Leadership to Speak to Apology

June 9, 2008

OTTAWA – The Conservative government must commit to allow residential school survivors and Aboriginal leaders to address the apology in the House of Commons, Liberal Indian Affairs Critic Anita Neville said today.

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008805 Views

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National Day of Action 2008 Speech from Chief Florence Phillips

June 9, 2008

Mohawks of Akwesasne
May 29, 2008,
Ottawa

In September of 2007, 143 countries of the United Nations approved the adoption of a declaration that recognizes, “the right of indigenous families and communities to retain shared responsibility for the upbringing, training, education and well-being of their children, consistent with the rights of the child.”

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008774 Views

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Maximizing Opportunities – Hon. Jackson Lafferty

Monday, June 09, 2008
Statement to the Legislative Assembly
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Mr. Speaker, I would like to take the opportunity today as the lead minister to provide an update on the activities that are being undertaken and planned under the Maximizing Opportunities strategic initiative.

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008767 Views

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Auto/forest Workers to Be Endangered Species in Ontario

June 5, 2008
To: Selected Media
For Immediate Release

TORONTO – As manufacturing jobs bleed from Ontario, the province cannot afford to see the forest sector making more announcements like those made this week by General Motors in Oshawa. There are enough challenges facing manufacturers without badly implemented provincial legislation leading to more suffering, the McGuinty government was told yesterday by members of Ontario Forestry Coalition (OFC).

by NationTalk on June 10, 20081768 Views

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DFN Leadership Agrees to Defer Grand Chief Election Process

The Leadership of the Dehcho First Nations agreed on June 4th to defer the election process for the Grand Chief Position pending a decision from the Annual Assembly at Ka’a’gee Tu, June 23 – 27, 2008.

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008849 Views

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Minister Strahl Announces Appointment of Deborah M. Hanly to the Sahtu Arbritration Panel

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Ottawa (June 9, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, announced today the appointment of Deborah M. Hanly to the Sahtu Arbitration Panel.

“Ms. Hanly has an extensive record of pubic service and dedication to her profession as a lawyer,” said Minister Strahl. “We are proud to announce that Ms. Hanly is joining the Sahtu Arbitration Panel.”

by NationTalk on June 9, 20081184 Views

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Open Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper from the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Leader of the Opposition

June 5, 2008

Dear Prime Minister,

I write to you regarding your government’s proposed statement of apology to the survivors of Canada’s Residential Schools on June 11th. Such an apology from the Government of Canada is a critical first step in the healing and reconciliation process with Canada’s aboriginal peoples. This apology must be treated with the importance and historic consideration it deserves.

by NationTalk on June 8, 20081221 Views

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Ottawa Must Listen to Residential School Survivors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2008

Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – The First Nations Leadership Council fully supports the Residential School Survivors in BC and across Canada in their important efforts to have their voices, their words and their expectations reflected in the Government of Canada’s apology to residential school survivors.

by NationTalk on June 7, 2008917 Views

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Traditional Life Skills Program

Hon. Robert R. McLeod
Friday, June 06, 2008
Statement to the Legislative Assembly
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Mr. Speaker, over 100 students from the Kalemi Dene School in N’dilo and the Kaw Tay Whee School in Detah have been taking part, this week, in a traditional life skills program at the Yellowknife River.

Under the instruction and guidance of our Dene elders, these young people are learning and applying traditional and cultural practices for tanning moose hides, preparing traditional foods, creating tools and playing Dene Games.

by NationTalk on June 6, 20081429 Views

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Implementation of the New Deal for NWT Community Governments

Hon. Michael McLeod
Friday, June 06, 2008
Statement to the Legislative Assembly
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It is my pleasure to share with my colleagues some of the positive results that have been realized to date, in the first year after the formal implementation of the New Deal for NWT Community Governments.

Implemented April 1, 2007, the New Deal is designed to provide communities with increased authority and decision-making on capital projects. Designed in partnership between the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs and community governments, the initiative reflects a huge shift in our government’s approach to planning, designing and implementing community public infrastructure, in response to a long-standing desire of many communities. With the increased authority comes increased responsibility, and everyone involved recognizes that community governments must be supported if they are to be able to successfully manage these new responsibilities.

by NationTalk on June 6, 2008992 Views

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Six Nations (Caledonia) Negotiations – The Archaeology and Appearance Sidetable met on May 27

June 3 2008:

Federal government community liaison Mr. Douglas Forbes attended the May 27 meeting of the Community Advisory Group.

Representatives of the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations, Canada and Ontario met at the Lands Resolution Sidetable on May 28 and the Main Negotiation Table on May 29.

Provincial and federal negotiators reconfirmed their desire for a timely settlement on the Welland Canal flooding claim. Negotiators for all parties also agreed to work towards a tentative September date for Six Nations community acceptance of a settlement offer.

by NationTalk on June 6, 2008744 Views

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United Church Calls for Unprecedented Public Attention to June 11 Apology

TORONTO, June 5 – The United Church of Canada is calling on its own membership and all Canadians to stop whatever they are doing at 3:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 11, to watch or listen to Prime Minister Stephen Harper deliver Canada’s apology to residential school survivors and their families.

“We know that many First Nations communities are already planning gatherings to mark this historic event. But they should not be alone in recognizing that this is a significant moment in Canadian history,” explains the United Church’s Moderator, the Right Rev. David Giuliano.

by NationTalk on June 6, 2008750 Views

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Statement to the Legislative Assembly Protected Area Strategy

Hon. Robert R. McLeod
Thursday, June 05, 2008
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Mr. Speaker, the Northwest Territories Protected Area Strategy helps NWT communities protect special areas of land for the long term. The Strategy is the collective effort of both federal and territorial levels of government, Aboriginal government and organizations, industry and environmental organizations.

by NationTalk on June 6, 20081152 Views

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Minister Strahl Announces Appointment of Karen Snowshoe to the Gwich’in Arbitration Panel

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Ottawa (June 5, 2008) – OTTAWA (June 5, 2008) — The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, announced today the appointment of Karen Snowshoe to the Gwich’in Arbitration Panel.

“Ms. Snowshoe has an impressive background in Aboriginal law,” said Minister Strahl. “She has also been honoured for her significant contributions to the community. We welcome her valuable input to the important work of this panel.”

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081457 Views

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Concerns Remain on Tar Sands Impact on Health and Environment

Thu 5 Jun 2008

Concerns remain on tar sands impact on health and environment

OTTAWA – NDP Leader Jack Layton today called on the Prime Minster Harper to stop the fast-tracking of Imperial Oil’s $8 billion tar sands development until outstanding concerns are addressed.

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008759 Views

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Minister Strahl Announces Appointment of Tom Butters to the Inuvialuit Environmental Impact Review Board

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Ottawa (June 5, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, announced today the appointment of Tom Butters to the Inuvialuit Environmental Impact Review Board.

“Mr. Butters has been very committed to the development of the Northwest Territories. He has had a distinguished career that has spanned local and territorial government, as well as the media,” said Minister Strahl, “He will be a great asset to the Inuvialuit Environmental Impact Review Board.”

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008771 Views

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Media advisory – 1000 Crosses to be Delivered to Stephen Harper: Vigil to Support InSite on Parliament Hill – June 5

OTTAWA, June 5 – Supporters of InSite, Vancouver’s supervised injection facility will hold a Vigil at 4 PM EST, Thursday, June 5, on Parliament Hill to recognize the lives saved at the facility. The event will culminate the cross Canada journey by Insite supporter Leah Martin to deliver crosses originally planted in Crab Park of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside that symbolize the lives of people with addictions saved in the facility by nurses and healthcare workers. The crosses illustrate “something that doctors and nurses have known for years: addiction is a health-care matter and InSite is a vital part of how our health-care system helps to prevent tragic overdoses” says Liz Evans, Executive Director of the PHS Community Services Society.

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008741 Views

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