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Open Letter to all Members of the Senate and Canadian Political Parties

Kahnawake March 19, 2008

Quebec Native Women agrees that legislation dealing with Matrimonial Real Property rights should be put in place. However, we would like to express our concern over certain key issues that seem to have been omitted in Bill C47 the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act that has recently been introduced.

by NationTalk on March 26, 2008942 Views

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Kashechewan Extends Deadline as NAPS Heads Back to Negotiating Table

THUNDER BAY, ON, March 26 – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy together with NAN Deputy Grand Chief RoseAnne Archibald supports the decision of Kashechewan First Nation Chief Jonathan Solomon to extend the 30-day deadline he delivered to the governments of Ontario and Canada in February regarding the need to address the growing policing crisis in his remote First Nation community.

by NationTalk on March 26, 20081016 Views

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Ontario Budget Invests in Skills Training and Infrastructure to Strengthen the Economy

News Release
NEWS March 25, 2008

Government Creating Opportunities for Better Jobs and Stronger Communities

The 2008 Ontario Budget is making major investments in skills training and infrastructure while balancing the budget and enhancing business competitiveness.

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008996 Views

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Advance Voting on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 for Federation of Newfoundland Indians

PRESS RELEASES
For Immediate Release: March 24, 2008

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador: The Federation of Newfoundland Indians (FNI) encourages its members to vote during the advance vote, taking place tomorrow, Tuesday, March 25, 2008, to ratify the Agreement-in-Principle negotiated with the Government of Canada, so the Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland can achieve official recognition under the Indian Act.

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008898 Views

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Beausoleil First Nation – Important Updated Information on the Upcoming Elections

March 25, 2008

The Mandate of the present Chief and Council is nearing the end of the term. The term being “a minimum of two years less a day” as quoted by Indian and Northern Affairs staff. Our term began on July 4th, 2006, therefore we have decided that the 2008 term will also begin on Friday, July 4, 2008.

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008871 Views

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Support Aboriginal rights: Write a letter

Six First Nations people have been incarcerated for speaking out against the Ontario Superior Court ruling that disregards their constitutionally-protected Aboriginal right. Please write to your MP and MPP to ensure Aboriginal rights are upheld.

Please personalize this letter, ensuring it is in your own voice and send it to the Premier, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, your local MPs and MPPs. The addresses and contact information are listed below. Please circulate within your various networks. It is important that it is not mass emailed as it needs your separate voices in order to have an impact.

by NationTalk on March 25, 2008993 Views

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WE WON’T GIVE UP: Angus and Native Leaders Vow to get School Built in Attawapaskat

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Charlie Angus took part in a candlelight ceremony today in Fort Albany to demonstrate support for a new school in Attawapiskat.

Native leaders and children from nearby communities joined Angus in calling on INAC Minister Chuck Strahl to live up to promises made to build a new facility.

by NationTalk on March 22, 20081852 Views

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National Chief to Visit Jailed KI Leadership

Please join NAN Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, and Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Phil Fontaine at a peaceful support gathering outside Thunder Bay District Jail Friday March 21, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.

The leaders will address supporters and media at 2:00 p.m.

Media Inquiries:
Jenna Young, NAN Director of Communications

by NationTalk on March 21, 2008812 Views

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Ministers Congratulate Combined Councils of Labrador New Executive

Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
March 20, 2008

The Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs, and the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, extend congratulations to the new executive of the Combined Councils of Labrador (CCL), who were elected at the CCL’s annual general meeting, March 12-15, in Port Hope Simpson.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2008922 Views

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Statement from the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians – World Water Day

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Ottawa, ON (March 20, 2008) – With World Water Day quickly approaching on March 22, I thought I would use this opportunity to reflect on the significant progress that the Government of Canada has made in improving First Nation water quality.

Just two years ago, on March 21, 2006, our Government took decisive action to ensure that all First Nations reserves have access to safe drinking water through a Plan of Action for Drinking Water in First Nations Communities.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2008831 Views

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Canada should act on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

National Union expresses concern over the refusal of the Harper government to support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

Ottawa (20 Mar. 2008) – As March 21st – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – approaches, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is once again calling on the Harper government to end it’s opposition to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2008894 Views

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Budget 2008-09: Ready For Growth

News Release – March 19, 2008

$1 billion capital investment for hospitals and health facilities, schools, roads and highways

Ensuring Saskatchewan is “Ready for Growth” – that was the focus of the 2008-09 Provincial Budget handed down by Finance Minister Rod Gantefoer today.

“This Budget is about keeping our promises, and making sure Saskatchewan is ready for growth,” Gantefoer said. “This Budget delivers on 40 of our government’s campaign promises, and it begins to address the infrastructure deficit left by the previous government.

by NationTalk on March 20, 2008956 Views

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Angus Joins Candle Light Vigil

2008-03-19

Charlie Angus will be taking part in a candle light ceremony in Fort Albany Thursday (Mar 20) in support of the Attawapiskat School Campaign. Daniel Metatawabin, the Education Director of Fort Albany First Nation, has announced plans to light a sacred fire and hold an education rally for Attawapiskat. The sacred fire was lit at the Fort Albany School on Monday March 17 and runs to March 20.

by NationTalk on March 19, 20081002 Views

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Groups Call for Comprehensive Reform of Ontario’s Outdated Mining Laws

March 17, 2008 – With the Ontario legislature resuming sitting this week, over 30 groups and organizations are urging the government to overhaul its outdated mining laws and policies. In an Open Letter to the Premier, a wide range of social justice organizations, faith groups and environmental groups express their deep concern that the Mining Act in Ontario is taking precedence over human rights and ecological concerns.

by NationTalk on March 19, 20081053 Views

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Millbrook Election 2008 Results

Congratulations to Chief & Council who have all been re-elected to serve the 2008-2010 term. Returning to Council this term includes the following:

Chief:

Lawrence Paul – 269

Council:

Colin Bernard – 230 votes
Loretta Bernard – 224 votes
Alexander Cope – 235 votes
Adrian Gloade – 232 votes
Barry Gloade – 221 votes
Clara Gloade,- 219 votes
Peter Gloade – 283 votes
Robert Gloade – 255 votes
Vernon Gloade – 200 votes
Lloyd Johnson – 236 votes
Barry Martin – 272 votes
Chris Nasson – 202 votes

All Election Results CLICK HERE.

by NationTalk on March 18, 2008997 Views

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Premier Stelmach Sets Out Priorities; Names New Cabinet, Reorganizes Portfolios

March 12, 2008

Changes to government structure reflect government priorities

Edmonton… Premier Ed Stelmach has laid out the priorities for his new administration, reorganizing portfolios and adding four new ministries. The Premier also named his new Cabinet which features new faces and new assignments for previous members, and introduces the role of parliamentary assistants who will help support ministers on key projects.

by NationTalk on March 13, 20081751 Views

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Open Letter to Ontario Premier Re: NAN First Nations Support for KI

THUNDER BAY, ON, March 11 –

OPEN LETTER TO:
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Hon. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario

Legislative Building
Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M7A 1A1

Fax (416) 325-3745

FIRST NATIONS SUPPORT FOR KI
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by NationTalk on March 11, 2008920 Views

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Speech from the Throne 2008

Executive Council
March 10, 2008

The following is the Speech from the Throne delivered at the Opening of the First Session of the Forty-Sixth General Assembly of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador on Monday, March 10, 2008, by His Honour The Honourable John C. Crosbie, PC, OC, ONL, QC, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador:

Speech from the Throne 2008

Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly: Researchers in genetics at Memorial University recently made an exciting discovery that offers hope to countless people, both here and around the world, who are at risk of sudden, catastrophic heart failure at a very young age from a condition known as ARVC1. ARVC is especially prevalent in Newfoundland and Labrador families, but, until now, there has been no way to tell if a person has the faulty gene putting him or her at risk. Many families have been living under a dark cloud of fear, wondering if they or their children would be next. Fifty per cent of men with the gene die before age 40, while 80 per cent die before age 50; and women and younger people are also at great risk of sudden death. An interdisciplinary research team in cardiac genetics from Memorial, led by Drs. Terry-Lynn Young, molecular geneticist; Patrick Parfrey, clinical epidemiologist; and Sean Connors, cardiologist; has identified the genetic cause of the disease. Others on the research team at Memorial who have joined us today include Nancy Merner, Kathy Hodgkinson, Annika Haywood, Vanessa French, Barry Gallagher and Lynn Morris-Larkin.2 These researchers, working with more than a dozen families in this province, recently located the single gene mutation responsible for this condition, enabling individuals to be tested to determine whether they are at risk. Those who are not at risk can for the first time rest easy while those with the gene can be implanted with defibrillators that can save their lives. Newfoundland and Labrador expresses its profound gratitude to this team for their groundbreaking research and to all the families whose participation in this study will help to save countless lives. You embody the tenacity, intelligence and fighting spirit of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20081059 Views

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Notice To Sandy Lake Band Members

March 8th, 2008 | posted by administrator

Sandy Lake is having a general election for the positions of Chief and Council for the 2008-2010 term. The Elders Council will also be elected at this time.

The election will take place Friday, March 28, 2008 at the Corporation board room. Polls open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (Sandy Lake time).

by NationTalk on March 11, 20081106 Views

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Prime Minister announces funding for the Northwest Territories under new national Community Development Trust

10 March 2008
Yellowknife, NWT

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, joined by Government Leader of the Northwest Territories Floyd K. Roland, today announced the Government of Canada will provide the NWT with $4.2 million as part of the new national Community Development Trust.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20081026 Views

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NDP Calls On Conservatives To Protect Children In Rockey Bay First Nation

2008-03-10

Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) says the children of Attawapiskat aren’t the only ones being affected by a cap on school projects. A school on a small isolated reserve in Northwestern Ontario is in such dire need of a new infrastructure that it is facing possible roof collapse from heavy snows or wind.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20081007 Views

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Prime Minister Harper delivers on commitment to the “New North”

10 March 2008
Yellowknife, NWT

During his fifth official visit to Canada’s North since taking office two years ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper today highlighted Canada’s North as one of the Government’s top political and economic priorities. In a luncheon address to the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce, the Prime Minister outlined the Government’s four-point Northern Strategy focussed on strengthening Canada’s Arctic sovereignty; protecting the fragile northern environment; promoting economic and social development; and giving Northerners more control over their economic and political destiny.

by NationTalk on March 11, 2008761 Views

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Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) Leave of Absence

Monday, March 10th, 2008

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

Re: Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) follow up to March 3rd, 2008 correspondence

Dear MNC President Chartier,

Please accept this MNBC correspondence as follow up to the MNBC letter dated Monday, March 3rd, 2008 sent to your attention. In the March 3rd, 2008 letter MNBC indicated that additional concerns would be provided in writing shortly to allow you as the MNC President an opportunity address and respond to MNBC issues in writing.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20082401 Views

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International Women’s Day: Top 10 Reasons Why Harper is Turning Back the Clock on Women’s Equality

Brought to you by the CAW Women’s Department

TORONTO, March 7 –

10. Shortly after taking office, the Stephen Harper government cancelled the Early Learning and Child Care agreements with the provinces, cutting $3.7 billion from children’s programs, abandoning the planned universal childcare system in the works from the previous government.

by NationTalk on March 7, 2008907 Views

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First Nations Children of Attawapiskat Fight for a School Petition

2008-03-05

To: Minister of Indian Affairs: Chuck Strahl
EDUCATION IS A RIGHT!
HELP ONTARIOʼS FORGOTTEN CHILDREN

For 8 years the children of Attawapiskat, Ontario have had no grade school. They attend classes in cold portables. They have no library and no playground.

by NationTalk on March 7, 20081514 Views

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Angus Takes On Strahl On Canada AM

2008-03-06

Charlie Angus went head to head with Canada’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister today on CTV’s Canada AM program. Angus called on Chuck Strahl to live up to government committments to build a new school in Attawapiskat

to view the Canada AM segment click here

by NationTalk on March 7, 2008825 Views

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Ontario Budget Set for March 25

McGuinty Government Building on Plan to Strengthen the Economy

TORONTO, March 6 –

NEWS

The 2008 Budget will be delivered in the Ontario legislature at approximately 4:00 p.m. on March 25, 2008. Details and registration information for the media lockup will be available shortly.

The first Budget of the second mandate will continue to build on strategic investments made over the last four years.

by NationTalk on March 6, 2008870 Views

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Métis Nation British Columbia 2008 General Election

Tuesday, March 04th, 2008

Métis Citizens
Métis Nation British Columbia Central Registry

Re: Métis Nation British Columbia 2008 General Election

Attention Métis Citizens,

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) Board of Directors is officially notifying all Métis Citizens that the General Election has been scheduled for September 13th, 2008.

by NationTalk on March 5, 20082080 Views

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Nahendeh MLA Disappointed with Proposed Job Cuts in Constituency

March 4, 2008

YELLOWKNIFE (March 4, 2008) – The MLA for Nahendeh Kevin Menicoche today expressed disappointment with the Government of the Northwest Territories’ decision to consider eliminating regional community development and front-line sport and recreation workers in his constituency.

Mr. Menicoche has received telephone calls and a petition from constituents who have received letters from the Department of Human Resources indicating their positions as front line workers in the areas of community development and sport and recreation are being eliminated.

by NationTalk on March 5, 2008701 Views

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Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) Leave of Absence

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

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

Re: Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) Leave of Absence

Dear MNC President Chartier,

Please be advised that the MNBC Board of Directors met this past weekend with the majority of the Métis Chartered Community leaders in British Columbia to discuss the current Métis National Council (MNC) developments. MNBC discussed a number of items including the current MNC default of the Health Canada Agreement in January 2008.

by NationTalk on March 5, 20081945 Views

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Another First! Minister of Aboriginal Affairs meets at MNO Head Office

Monday, March 3, 2008 — MNO Press Release

OTTAWA—The Hon. Michael Bryant, Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs met today with MNO Executive and senior management at MNO’s head office in Ottawa. It was the first time since its formation nearly 15 years ago that a Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs has visited the Head Office of the Métis Nation of Ontario. After touring the MNO Registry, the Minister said he was “amazed” that we have so much documentation and evidence of Métis ancestry in our records. Following a lengthy meeting that included a briefing of MNO operations, there was a discussion on MNO’s top priority of entering into a Framework Agreement with the Province of Ontario. An agreement that would, through the Ontario Legislature, give official recognition to the Métis Nation of Ontario and which would pave the way for a “government to government” relationship in the future. Such an agreement would significantly alter the ability of the MNO to obtain adequate funding in all areas including Métis governance at the provincial and community council levels but would also enable it to move into other areas of critical importance such as Métis child and family services. Although it will take some time to negotiate the full terms of a Framework Agreement, the Minister did agree to consider some immediate funding issues and to meet with the MNO again later this month. The Minister made commitments that although it may have taken this long for a Minister of Aboriginal Affairs to meet at MNO Headquarters, his visit signals the change that has come about and the desire of his government to establish proper recognition and a proper relationship with the Métis Nation of Ontario.

CONTACT:
Katelin Peltier
Acting Manager of Communications
Work: 613-798-1488 Ext. 108
Cell: 613-859-7130

VIEW accompanying photo.

by NationTalk on March 4, 2008939 Views

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Statement from the Ontario Regional Chief on the Federal Budget

TORONTO, March 3 – The federal budget released on February 26, 2008 is extremely disappointing and fails to respond to the crisis situations that are the reality in far too many First Nation communities across Ontario.

This Harper government shows blatant disregard for the most basic health and safety needs of our communities. The Harper government has focused on issues that relate to their own ideologies and conservative voter base in an effort to score political points.

by NationTalk on March 3, 20081119 Views

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Transcript of Michael Bryant Speaking in Caledonia

Six Nations (Caledonia) Negotiations

MICHAEL BRYANT ON YOUTUBE (AUDIO 1)

Hi, Michael Bryant, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. I’m here in Caledonia at the Tim’s. We are [Inaudible] there – spending some time talking to some folks. It’s about two years ago that the confrontation between Haudenosaunee/Six Nations began. And what I’m hearing in there is a couple things. Firstly, not much has been happening. So it’s cooled down. But secondly, it used to be that there was a lot more integration. You would have seen a lot of Six Nations people here at the Tim’s, and at the grocery store, and that isn’t happening. So the community is divided and it’s one of the many reasons why we’ve got to negotiate a resolution. I’ve been here a couple of times before. It’s a great place to get the pulse of the community.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20081006 Views

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All Words, Little Action, No Money for Women

February 29, 2008

The Canadian government is taking “a more focused approach” to achieving equality between women and men with the goal of “achieving real and measurable results”. At least that’s what the Government of Canada’s said to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) during its February 28 2008 statement.

But the Canadian government’s actions speak otherwise.

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008989 Views

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Health Action Lobby (HEAL) dissatisfied with Federal budget

OTTAWA, Feb. 28 – The Health Action Lobby (HEAL) responded to Tuesday’s Federal budget with disappointment. While HEAL acknowledges the merit of new funding for a number of vulnerable populations, the coalition of 36 national health and consumer associations is concerned this second consecutive budget that is silent on ways and means to protect and strengthen Canada’s health care system. HEAL warns that funding for coordinated health human resource planning is needed urgently in order to secure the future well-being and health of Canadians.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20081229 Views

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Liberals Call on Federal Government to Get Serious about Caledonia

February 28, 2008

OTTAWA –The Conservative government must finally take a leadership role and act to bring resolution to the two-year Caledonia land claim dispute as quickly as possible, Liberal Indian Affairs Critic Anita Neville and Lloyd St. Amand, Member of Parliament for Brant, said today.

“Having recently visited Caledonia, I can report first-hand the frustration from all sides regarding the lack of leadership of the federal government,” said Ms. Neville.

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008934 Views

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Angus and Bisson Take It Global: Hold Day of Action for Attawapiskat School

2008-02-28

Charlie Angus and MPP Gilles Bisson will join with Taking It Global to hold a youth day of action Saturday in support for Attawapiskat. The workshop will be facilitated by Staci Kentish, Philip Fry, and Lynne Lessard of Taking IT Global.

by NationTalk on March 2, 2008970 Views

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Millbrook Election 2008 Results

Congratulations to Chief & Council who have all been re-elected to serve the 2008-2010 term. Returning to Council this term includes the following:

Chief:
Lawrence Paul – 269

Council:
Colin Bernard – 230 votes
Loretta Bernard – 224 votes
Alexander Cope – 235 votes
Adrian Gloade – 232 votes
Barry Gloade – 221 votes
Clara Gloade,- 219 votes
Peter Gloade – 283 votes
Robert Gloade – 255 votes
Vernon Gloade – 200 votes
Lloyd Johnson – 236 votes
Barry Martin – 272 votes
Chris Nasson – 202 votes

All Election Results CLICK HERE

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008981 Views

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Minister Strahl Re-appoints Bill McKnight to the Office of the Treaty Commissioner for Saskatchewan

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OTTAWA, (February 29, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, is pleased to announce the re-appointment of the Honourable Bill McKnight as Treaty Commissioner for Saskatchewan.

“I am pleased that Mr. McKnight has agreed to continue in his role with the Commission,” said Minister Strahl. “His understanding of complex land and treaty issues continues to greatly benefit the work of the Commission.”

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008944 Views

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Board Members Reappointed to First Nations Financial Management Board

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Ottawa, Ontario (February 29, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians announced today the reappointments of Mr. Barrie Robb and Mr. Gary Nott to the Board of Directors of the First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB).

“I am pleased these individuals have agreed to continue working with the Board,” Minister Strahl said. “They’ve been an asset to the FMB, I look forward to their further contributions.”

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008988 Views

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Minister Strahl Announces Reappointments to First Nations Tax Commission

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Ottawa, Ontario (February 29, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the reappointments of Mr. Lester Lafond, Mr. Randy Price and Ms. Ann Shaw to the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC).

“I am pleased they will continue to work with the commission,” Minister Strahl said. “They’ve been an asset to the commission, and I look forward to their further contributions.”

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008978 Views

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Province Appoints Treaty Commissioner

INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2008ARR0003-000263
Feb. 28, 2008

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

VICTORIA – Dave Haggard has accepted an order-in-council appointment as the provincial representative to the B.C. Treaty Commission.

Effective Feb. 28 2008, Haggard will serve a two-year term as one of four part-time commissioners, replacing outgoing commissioner Jack Weisgerber, who has served as the Province’s representative since 2002.

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008960 Views

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MMF Message from the President – Feb. 25, 2008

The Metis People entered into a treaty with Canada creating the province of Manitoba. Although there has been much to celebrate since then, there has also been much injustice. Just over a week ago, the MMF submitted our notice of appeal in our MMF v. Canada and Manitoba court challenge concerning treaty promises made but not kept. We say there are twenty-seven grounds for appeal and we expect to be in court sometime this fall.

by NationTalk on March 1, 20081041 Views

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Statement by Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National Chief Patrick Brazeau on the February 2008 Federal Budget

(Ottawa, ON – February 26, 2008) In our view, yesterday’s federal budget was a frugal one, emphasizing fiscal caution and prudent spending.

While supportive of its tax-saving measures, which will assist the off-reserve constituency, we continue to call on the federal government to increase the degree of accommodation to which they have committed, for those Aboriginal peoples living off-reserve.

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008865 Views

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First Nations Summit welcomes appointment of Dave Haggard to BC Treaty Commission

For Immediate Release
February 28, 2008

Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – The First Nations Summit is welcoming today’s appointment of Dave Haggard as BC’s representative to the BC Treaty Commission.

“First Nations engaged in negotiations look forward to a positive working relationship with Dave Haggard in his new role as a Commissioner of the BC Treaty Commission. His extensive background as a negotiator and mediator will be a definite asset to the Commission”, said Grand Chief Edward John of the First Nations Summit political executive.

by NationTalk on March 1, 20081174 Views

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MNA President Encourages Alberta Métis To Get Out And Vote In Upcoming Provincial Election

Edmonton, AB (February 28, 2008) – Today, Audrey Poitras, President of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) released the responses received from Alberta’s political parties on Métis issues and encouraged Métis citizens from throughout the province to make their voices heard in the provincial election scheduled for March 3.

by NationTalk on March 1, 2008863 Views

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NAN Community gives Feds deadline to address policing crisis

OTTAWA, Feb. 28 – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy together with NAN Deputy Grand Chief RoseAnne Archibald supports the message of Kashechewan First Nation Chief Jonathan Solomon as he presented the Government of Canada with the same 30 day deadline he brought to Ontario earlier this week regarding the need for both levels of government to address the growing policing crisis in his remote First Nation community.

by NationTalk on February 29, 2008993 Views

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Industry Welcomes Federal Investment in Canadian Aquaculture

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 27, 2008) – Tuesday, February 26, was a good day for the continued growth of Canada’s sustainable aquaculture industry.

With the unveiling of the budget yesterday in Ottawa, the federal government has demonstrated their recognition of the importance of the Canadian aquaculture industry as an economic driver for rural Canada.

by NationTalk on February 27, 2008950 Views

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APCFNC – Moving Forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE

Dartmouth, N.S. – Tuesday, February 26, 2008: The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs is not surprised that today’s federal budget fails to address many of the important issues in Atlantic Canada. While many of the issues faced by First Nations communities have not been addressed, Atlantic Aboriginals have expressed their desire to continue to work with the Federal Government to address key issues of concern including infrastructure, health care, economic development, education and social program reform.

by NationTalk on February 27, 20081183 Views

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AFN National Chief Calls Federal Budget a “Bitter Disappointment”

OTTAWA, Feb. 27 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine called the federal budget released yesterday a “bitter disappointment for First Nations and a missed opportunity for all Canadians.”

“It is disheartening that this government sets out reducing the cost of a toaster by a couple cents as a national objective, but not helping First Nations children finish high school or grow up in safe homes. That this government can afford billions of dollars to rebuild Afghanistan but not support schooling, healthcare or jobs for First Nations. It is difficult to believe Canadians support these priorities,” the National Chief stated.

by NationTalk on February 27, 20081230 Views

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