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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, 2017274 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, 201759 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, 201795 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, 2017351 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, 2017183 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, 2017143 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, 201796 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, 2017139 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, 2017237 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, 2016346 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, 2016297 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, 2016207 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, 2016683 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, 2015791 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, 20151227 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, 2015855 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, 20151985 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, 20151515 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, 20141539 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, 20142066 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, 20142523 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, 20142307 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, 20142825 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, 20142876 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, 20142683 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, 20142868 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, 20142446 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, 20142838 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, 20143997 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, 20144196 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, 20142550 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, 20142739 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, 20142674 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, 20142366 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, 20142696 Views

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J’net Cavanagh, Aboriginal Outreach & Learning Coordinator at the Royal Ontario Museum

Release Date:   February 17, 2014  NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega speaks with J’net Cavanagh. J’net recently took on the position of  Aboriginal Outreach & Learning Coordinator at the Royal Ontario Museum. J’net holds a undergraduate degree in First Nations Studies from VIU, a Masters in Leadership and Development from Royal Roads University and a Certificate in […]

by ecnationtalk on February 13, 20143811 Views

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Government of Canada Tables Supplementary Estimates (C), 2013-2014

February 13, 2014 – Ottawa – Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat The Government of Canada today tabled the Supplementary Estimates (C), 2013–2014 in the House of Commons. The Supplementary Estimates (C), 2013–2014 provide information to support the Government’s request for Parliament to approve $358.3 million in voted appropriations for 35 organizations. So far this fiscal […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 20142521 Views

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Canadians with lower income often less likely to receive potentially life-saving cancer tests and treatments

Examining disparities in cancer control – A story of gaps, opportunities, and some successes February 13, 2014 – A new report, System Performance Special Focus Report: Examining Disparities in Cancer Control, released today uncovers potentially important disparities in the cancer care received by Canadians based on how much they earn, where they live, and if they are recent immigrants […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 20142578 Views

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Ontario’s Advocate for Children and Youth urges call for public inquiry into child protection

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2014 – A coroner’s jury is expected to return its verdict tomorrow at the inquest into the death of Jeffrey Baldwin. The Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth reiterates his call for the Premier of Ontario to hold a province-wide public inquiry into the protection of children. The following is a statement […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 20142167 Views

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The Road to Balanced Budget Lacks Social Vision

2014/02/12 OTTAWA, ON- The road to a balanced budget in Canada must address health, social and economic equity, not a further erosion of programs and services that Canadians rely on to live with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, Budget 2014 makes no effort to address the social or economic inequities in Canada. Particularly in funding for […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 20142071 Views

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We all have a responsibility to create safe communities for vulnerable women

By Lori Van Rooijen CALGARY, Feb. 12, 2014 – Calgary is often heralded as one of the best cities to live in, not only in Canada but in the world. Recent incidents seem to point to a key caveat – it’s a great place to live as long as you are not a marginalized woman. […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 20141290 Views

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Comcast Foundation Grant Supplements National Urban Indian Capacity-Building Project

First Nations and NUIFC Receive $50,000 Comcast Foundation Grant, Supplementing Joint National Urban Indian Capacity Building Project LONGMONT, Colorado, and SEATTLE, Washington (Feb. 13, 2014) – First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) today announced they have received a $50,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation. The Comcast Foundation […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 20141004 Views

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Victim Services Survey, 2011/2012

Thursday, February 13, 2014 PDF version Previous release Between April 1, 2011, and March 31, 2012, 760 victim service providers reporting to the Victim Services Survey helped almost 460,000 victims of crime. The survey looked at services provided to both those directly victimized (primary victims) and persons affected by the victimization of another (secondary victims, such as […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 2014949 Views

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Nunavik Marine Regional Wildlife Board Hearings in Inukjuak

Terry Audla is in Inukjuak this week for a public meeting of the Nunavik Marine Regional Wildlife Board, which will consider establishing a total allowable take of polar bears for the South Hudson Bay sub-population within the Nunavik offshore area. The South Hudson Bay sub-population is shared between hunters in Nunavik and the Nunavut community […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 20141073 Views

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Media Advisory – Press Conference – Native Women’s Association of Canada Presents Petitions for a National Public Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women

WHAT:  On February 13, 2014, Michèle Audette,  President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), will be on Parliament Hill to call on the Government of Canada to acknowledge and receive more than 23,000 signatures calling for a National Public Inquiry into the matter of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.  WHO: Michèle […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 20141225 Views

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Local Student Run Art Event Welcomes the Community

February 12, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MR14-011 The students of North Island College’s School of Fine Art and Design are showcasing a dynamic selection of their work, including sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, photography, design, and installations, this Saturday, February 15th from 7 – 11 pm at the semi-annual Art Event. The event will take […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 2014994 Views

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Call for applications for consultancy position at the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Under the general guidance of the Chief of the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the consultant will be required to contribute to the work programme and activities of the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum (SPFII), including those related to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (2014) and the post-2015 development agenda. The […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 2014749 Views

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Tony Abbott credits Paul Keating for Aboriginal policy inspiration – Sydney Morning Herald

February 13, 2014 Tony Abbott has delivered the most powerful, heartfelt and gracious speech of his short prime ministership, crediting political opponent Paul Keating with responsibility for his ”watershed moment” on Aboriginal Australia. Committing himself to ending ”the tyranny of low expectations” in indigenous affairs, he has also vowed to bring new urgency and horsepower […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 20141281 Views

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Albert Pooley: Addressing Family Violence

The UBC Learning Circle has partnered with the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health to present Mr. Albert M. Pooley, MSW, MPA, President & Founder of the Native American Fatherhood & Families Association in a special live webinar on addressing family violence. Family is at the heart of Native American cultures.  There is no other work more important than fatherhood and motherhood.  Fathers […]

by aanationtalk on February 12, 20141248 Views

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Canadore College Talks Anishinabe Prophecies

NORTH BAY, ONT. — This Friday, Canadore College is hosting another community teach-in with a focus on the Anishinabe Seven Fires prophecy. The ancient Seven Fires prophecy speaks of an Anishinabe journey that spans over several generations. In the seventh fire, there is a choice between two paths. If the people choose the right path, […]

by aanationtalk on February 12, 20141080 Views

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