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Northern Saskatchewan city feeling the strain from wildfire evacuees – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 12, 2017 16:08 PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. _ The northern Saskatchewan city of Prince Albert is feeling the strain of putting up wildfire evacuees. Officials say about 2,800 people have fled forest fires and more than two-thirds of them are staying in Prince Albert, while just over 800 are in Saskatoon. Deanna Valentine, provincial co-ordinator […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2017207 Views

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TIFF adds recognition of Indigenous lands to public screening events – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 12, 2017 15:44 TORONTO _ Audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival are used to the string of pre-movie announcements that traditionally unfold before the main attraction: pleas to turn off cellphones, kudos to festival volunteers, and shoutouts to the myriad corporate sponsors. This year, it adds a verbal acknowledgment of the Indigenous groups who traditionally […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2017179 Views

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Evacuation orders mount as wildfire spreads in southwestern Alberta – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 12, 2017 14:03 WATERTON, Alta. _ A wildfire that Parks Canada says has spread to various spots in Waterton Lakes National Park has prompted evacuation orders in some surrounding areas. The Blood Tribe, a First Nations community southwest of Lethbridge, ordered everyone out early Tuesday from homes and apartments in the extreme southwest corner […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2017203 Views

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Trudeau targets Tories in gender equality remarks, saying they don’t get it – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 11, 2017 17:27 By Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The strongest opposition to including issues such as gender equality in discussions over the North American Free Trade Agreement has come not from the United States but from within Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. Speaking during a question and answer session […]

by pmnationtalk on September 11, 2017211 Views

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MISSING: Angel Swampy, 16, of Ponoka – Ponoka News

September 07, 2017 Ponoka RCMP request help in locating a missing Aboriginal girl last seen Sept. 5. Police say 16-year-old Angel Swampy was last seen near the Ponoka Youth Centre Sept. 5 at about 10 p.m. She is described as 5’8”, 160 pounds with brown eyes and light pink/red hair. RCMP say she was last […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017291 Views

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PM to meet first ministers, Indigenous leaders Oct. 3 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 7, 2017 11:54 OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will convene a first ministers conference, including a meeting with national Indigenous leaders, on Oct. 3. The Prime Minister’s Office says the economy will be the big item on the agenda. The last meeting of federal, provincial and territorial governments in December 2016 […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017250 Views

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Workers to support families for missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 7, 2017 13:27 INDIAN BROOK, N.S. _ The Nova Scotia government has hired three community support workers to help the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women as a national inquiry examining the violence comes to the province next month. Justice Minister Mark Furey says the community outreach workers will support Indigenous women and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017173 Views

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Man dies during altercation with police on reserve northeast of Edmonton – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 7, 2017 11:00 ST. PAUL, Alta. _ The agency that investigates serious incidents involving police in Alberta has been called after a man died on a reserve northeast of Edmonton. RCMP say they were called to a home on the Whitefish Lake First Nation on Wednesday night because a man was causing a disturbance […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017188 Views

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Indigenous graduate student scholarship gets a makeover – Uregina

September 07, 2017 The University of Regina’s Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) has given one of its graduate student awards a makeover. Formerly known as the FGSR Aboriginal Graduate Awards Program Scholarship the new award will now be called Kaskitomasowak, Cree for ‘they earned it.’ “Along with Emily Grafton, the Executive Lead, Indigenization […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017172 Views

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New cultural lodge at Ottawa school helps settle Indigenous students into new year – APTN

September 06, 2017 Annette Francis APTN National News In a cultural lodge lined with cedar panels, Lorraine Lute bends over slightly, cups her hands and pulls smoke over her head and down her shoulders. The retired teacher, along with a number of students, is smudging in a new cultural lodge designed for First Nation, Métis […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017172 Views

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With you until I die’ – CBC

Two First Nations teens, in love and off to college, had a bright future ahead of them. Now they share a grave, and their small Alberta community is trying its best to heal In one letter to her boyfriend, she wrote, “I have faith in us and I have faith in you. You make me […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017369 Views

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Moss bag for babies – MNO

September 06, 2017 On June 29, 2017, in Bancroft, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Métis Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinators Tammy Hoover and Robin Simpson partnered with the Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit – Food for Two program to host a traditional gathering for pre and post-natal women. The gathering included a workshop on how […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017125 Views

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Crews battle Saskatchewan wildfires that have forces thousands from their homes – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 5, 2017 19:51 By CJME, CKBI THE CANADIAN PRESS PELICAN NARROWS, Sask. _ Saskatchewan continues to pour resources into fighting wildfires near remote communities northeast of Saskatoon that have forced more than 2,400 people from their homes. The government says almost 300 firefighters are working with a fleet of helicopters to protect the Pelican […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2017148 Views

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BR Trudeau Nukes – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 6, 2017 2:30 OTTAWA – The North Korean nuclear crisis is exposing Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to international criticism that it is too soft on nuclear disarmament — and too close to the sabre-rattling Trump administration. International anti-nuclear activists call this an ominous development that could effect Canada’s bid to win […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2017175 Views

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Premier Notley, Jason Kenney clash on changes to school curriculum – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 5, 2017 19:07 By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Premier Rachel Notley says conservative leadership candidate Jason Kenney is deliberately sowing fear and confusion over Alberta’s school curriculum overhaul _ but Kenney says it’s Notley who has a lot of explaining to do. Kenney has been stepping up his attacks on the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2017127 Views

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Media Advisory: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Federal Minister Carolyn Bennett to Announce Major Changes Giving First Nations Greater Financial Control

Media Advisory: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Federal Minister Carolyn Bennett to Announce Major Changes Giving First Nations Greater Financial Control REGINA, July 24, 2017 – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett will announce important changes in approaches […]

by aanationtalk on July 25, 2017483 Views

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Low Carbon Economy Fund to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate clean growth

From Environment and Climate Change Canada The Low Carbon Economy Fund will deliver clean, sustained economic growth for years to come. June 15, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced a $2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund. Projects that will be […]

by aanationtalk on June 15, 2017142 Views

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Josiah Begg Investigation – Update

Incident Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 15:30 Incident Number: P17040576 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-23 The TBPS Criminal Investigation Branch was contacted this afternoon by the Chief Coroner of Ontario confirming that the male found deceased in the McIntyre River was 14 year old Josiah Begg. Josiah’s family had been previously advised of […]

by aanationtalk on May 24, 2017168 Views

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The Prime Minister announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service

Ottawa, Ontario May 19, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Andrea Lyon, currently Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, becomes Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, effective May 29, 2017. Chris Forbes, currently Associate Deputy Minister […]

by aanationtalk on May 19, 2017486 Views

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Body located in McIntyre River – Thunder Bay Police Service

Incident Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 22:15 Incident Number: P17040576 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-18 The Thunder Bay Police Service is currently investigating the death of a male who was located in the McIntyre River just before 6:00 p.m. on May 18, 2017. The Ontario Provincial Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit located […]

by aanationtalk on May 19, 2017295 Views

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Media Advisory – MNO Canoe Expedition starting 2200 km canoe trek in Ottawa

At 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 12 young Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) ambassadors from across the province will set out from Britannia Park and Beach in Ottawa on a 2200 kilometre canoe trek to Kenora. Following the historic fur trade routes of their voyageur ancestors the trip will take 100 days and […]

by aanationtalk on May 19, 2017274 Views

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Need a ride on June 2 to Ottawa to participate in the largest mass Blanket Exercise ever?

Take the KAIROS Bus to Ottawa to participate in the largest Mass Blanket Exercise event ever! #reconciliACTION150 Departure from Toronto June 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM Location: in front of the KAIROS office at 310 Dupont St. Return from Ottawa to the KAIROS office in Toronto June 2, 2017 at 8:30 PM Cost: $20, pay […]

by aanationtalk on May 19, 2017195 Views

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Common Goals – Thunder Bay Police Service

Incident Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 12:00 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-18 Two families are dealing with unthinkable sadness and pain. The tragic death of Tammy Keeash and the disappearance of Josiah Begg have deeply impacted all of us. Today, the ongoing efforts of police, volunteers and members of the community are focused […]

by aanationtalk on May 18, 2017257 Views

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Statement from AFNQL Chief Ghislain Picard Following the Broadcast of the “Enquête” Report

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 17, 2017 – Following the broadcast of Radio Canada’s “Enquête” television report on February 16th regarding the vicious cycle of abuse experienced in some First Nations communities in Quebec, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), Ghislain Picard, salutes the immense courage of all the victims who dared to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2017343 Views

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Government of Canada Investment in Local Infrastructure to Boost Tourism and Strengthen the Social and Economic Outlook for the Municipality of West Nipissing

September 13, 2016 – Sturgeon Falls, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced an infrastructure investment of $95,000 in the Municipality of West […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 2016462 Views

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Political Deafness & ‘Crazy Indians’ Indian – Country

August 14, 2016 In response to a question from ABC’s Jake Tapper in April, Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton flippantly stated, “I have a lot of experience dealing with men who sometimes get off the reservation in the way they behave and how they speak.” Her comment was followed by an apology from her national political […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2016396 Views

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The Daily Thursday, July 7, 2016

Press Release Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Canadian international merchandise trade, May 2016 Canada’s exports fell 0.7% to $41.1 billion in May, while imports decreased 0.8% to $44.4 billion. As a result, Canada’s merchandise trade deficit with the world in May was virtually unchanged compared with April at $3.3 billion. Continue reading Chain Fisher real export […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2016286 Views

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What Now for the Sahtu Region? Economic Report Offers Progressive Vision

January 19, 2016 What Now for the Sahtu Region? Economic Report Offers Progressive Vision With the collapse of the oil and gas economy in the Sahtu Region, Alternatives North has released a report investigating how a more balanced and sustainable approach to economic development could provide a brighter economic future for the region. Economic Futures […]

by pmnationtalk on January 20, 2016763 Views

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Urgent Action Needed as Women in Ontario’s Regions Face Large Gender Pay Gaps

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(April 20, 2015) – April 20, 2015 is Equal Pay Day in Ontario, yet Ontario women have not seen any real progress over the last year towards closing the large gender pay gaps they face. A Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives document to be released on Equal Pay Day using average annual earnings shows […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 2015878 Views

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NAN Responds to Mr. Ron B. Kocsis Occupation of NAN Corporate Office Space

THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno released the following statement in response to the Hornepayne First Nation election dispute where Mr. Kocsis and a following of people refused to leave the NAN corporate office in Fort William First Nation April 8, 2015 and April 9, 2015. “At this time NAN does […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 20151367 Views

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Government of Canada to help alleviate social isolation through New Horizons for Seniors Program 2015-2016 Call for Proposals for Pan-Canadian Projects

March 27, 2015 – Gatineau, Quebec – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced today that a call for proposals for pan-Canadian projects funded through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) will be launched in mid-May 2015 and be open for six weeks. Successful projects will focus […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 2015952 Views

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Kocihta Appoints Wab Kinew to Board of Directors

News Release Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Kocihta Appoints Wab Kinew to Board of Directors Kocihta is pleased to announce the appointment of Wab Kinew to its Board of Directors. “Wab Kinew is a exemplary citizen of Canada and member of the Indigenous community who leads by example,” said Charles S. Coffey, O.C., chair of Kocihta’s […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 20152126 Views

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Squamish Nation Turns to Insight for Land Management Solution

The Squamish Land Management System provides a secure unified access point designed to aggregate and personalize land-based information, including geospatial map data, for the users. VANCOUVER, Canada — As a result of historical court cases (e.g., Haida Nation and Tsilqot’in), the Provincial and Federal Crown have a legal duty to consult with First Nations whose Aboriginal rights may […]

by cloverpointvic on January 14, 20151622 Views

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Bullying Awareness Week in Saskatchewan

November 17, 2014 November 16-21 is recognized as Bullying Awareness Week across the country.  This year’s theme is “Stand Up!” and encourages youth to speak out against bullying. “Each and every student deserves to feel safe and accepted in their school communities,” Education Minister Don Morgan said. “We will continue working with our partners, communities, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 20141636 Views

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The CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowship

ENCOURAGING ABORIGINAL VOICES AND ISSUES IN THE MEDIA The CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowship offers an early-career Aboriginal journalist the chance to explore an issue of interest to First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples. The award aims to foster better comprehension of Aboriginal issues in Canada’s major media and community outlets. The successful applicant will have […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 20142171 Views

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The BC Sports Hall of Fame is heading on the road to Prince George, British Columbia this February 14 and 15

VANCOUVER, BC (February 13, 2014): The BC Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to be a part of community celebrations in Prince George for the 1 year countdown to the 2015 Canada Winter Games. “The 1 year countdown celebration is the ideal opportunity to share our vision of Honouring the Past and Inspiring the Future […]

by aanationtalk on February 14, 20142632 Views

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Tragedy Strikes Mishkeegogamang First Nation – Net Newsledger

13 February 2014 Fire Claims Four Lives in Mishkeegogamang FN Mishkeegogamang First Nation – UPDATED – A house fire in Mishkeegogamang First Nation has the small community in mourning. Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation is located around the area where the Albany River meets Lake St. Joseph. Today, just over 900 people live on its two reserves, while about 500 […]

by aanationtalk on February 14, 20142406 Views

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Chair of Nunavik’s social housing board resigns – Nunatsiaq News

February 13, 2014 Michael Cameron has served on housing board since 2006 Michael Cameron has resigned as president and board member of the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau, the organization said in a Feb. 13 release. Cameron was first appointed to the KHMB board in 2006 by the Kativik Regional Government, as one of its regional […]

by aanationtalk on February 14, 20142910 Views

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Beloved MNO citizen and Métis veteran passes

February 14, 2014 It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Peter Jacques Grisdale. Pete just celebrated his 94th birthday on February 6th. He passed away peacefully the morning of February 13 with his daughter Deb by his side. Pete like many Métis people grew up being denied his Métis […]

by aanationtalk on February 14, 20142983 Views

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Federal government might back First Nations bonds to boost pipeline push – Toronto Star

Canada is considering loan guarantees for aboriginals that would make it more feasible for them to take equity stakes in resource projects. Feb 14 2014 Canada is considering loan guarantees for aboriginals that would make it more feasible for them to take equity stakes in resource projects, documents show. “There is merit to the concept […]

by aanationtalk on February 14, 20142798 Views

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First Nations sign up for Kinder Morgan pipeline hearing – The Globe and Mail

Feb. 13 2014 More than 40 First Nations – including four from Washington State – have applied to participate in National Energy Board hearings into Kinder Morgan’s proposed twinning of the Trans Mountain pipeline. The flood of applications, say First Nation representatives, is a signal of how dramatically Canada has changed since the pipeline was […]

by aanationtalk on February 14, 20142986 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Offers Condolences to Community of Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation Following Tragic Fire

      February 13, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today offered condolences to Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation currently grieving the loss of four community members following a house fire. National Chief Atleo stated: “It is with a heavy heart that I offer condolences to the entire […]

by ecnationtalk on February 14, 20142544 Views

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Lakehead University’s PACED Simcoe to Foster County’s Economic Development

February 13, 2014 ­­— Orillia, ON In the interest of further contributing to the economic growth and development of Orillia and Simcoe County, Lakehead University President & Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson, today announced the establishment of the President’s Advisory Council on Economic Development for Simcoe County, or PACED Simcoe. This new council is comprised of regional […]

by aanationtalk on February 14, 20142942 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: The Prayer Song – Nakita Kohan

Credits: carriekohan Published on Feb 5, 2014 Nakita Kohan is a rising Metis talent, who Co-wrote & Recorded along with Rory Collins this song… Nakita then Produced & Directed this award winning Music Video while living in Banff through an Aboriginal Youth Program offered via Dreamspeakers. Enjoy! For further info contact: www.nakitakohan.com Have a video, podcast or story […]

by ecnationtalk on February 13, 20144150 Views

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Scott Haldane, the President and CEO of YMCA Canada

Release Date: February 13, 2014 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega is joined by Scott Haldane, the President and CEO of YMCA Canada. Scott was appointed to his current position in 2010 but his Career with the YMCA has spanned more than 3 decades. The YMCA is an advocate for aboriginal rights in Canada and in 2011 Scott was […]

by ecnationtalk on February 13, 20144339 Views

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Province Announces Upgrades to The Pas Health Facilities that will Enhance Patient Care: Minister Selby

February 13, 2014 The province is funding several renovations and upgrades at the hospital and personal care home in The Pas including a major upgrade to the laboratory which will improve services and support quality patient care for families in this area, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today. “There’s nothing more important than getting the […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 20142627 Views

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Editorial: Education deal offers hope – Times Colonist

FEBRUARY 13, 2014 The federal government and First Nations leaders have made a deal that could improve education on reserves. Making it work will require goodwill to overcome generations of bitter feelings. Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced new legislation to be called the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act. The bill […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 20142835 Views

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Auditor General Releases February Report

FEBRUARY 13, 2014—In his Report of the Auditor General of Alberta—February 2014 released today, Auditor General Merwan Saher includes five new and five repeated recommendations to government to improve control systems and processes. New Audit Treasury Board and Finance—The Department’s Oversight Systems for Alberta’s Public Sector Pension Plans (page 15)The financial health and design of Alberta’s public […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 20142743 Views

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Water Security Agency Releases February Forecast for Spring Runoff

FEBRUARY 13, 2014 Above Normal Runoff Expected in Some Regions Today, the Water Security Agency released the February forecast for spring runoff.  An above normal runoff is expected for the Saskatoon, North Battleford and Prince Albert regions.  The rest of the province is projecting to be near normal this spring. “Although most of the province […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 20142446 Views

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Art as communicator, art as healer – Pique Newsmagazine

Alice Guss shares Squamish Nation culture from Whistler, to Hawaii and to Chicago February 13, 2014 Alice Guss describes a large 22-inch traditional and drum she is making. “I had to cut the skin using the template and the punch holes in it, about an hour, and then soak it for at least a half hour. […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 20142794 Views

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