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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 […]

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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, 20142892 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, 20143411 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, 20145294 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 […]

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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 […]

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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, 20143145 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, 20143150 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, 20142796 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, 20144023 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, 20144800 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, 20142988 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 […]

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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, 20142552 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, 20142418 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, 20141739 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 […]

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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, 20141374 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, 20141547 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, 20141760 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, 20141355 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, 20141168 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, 20141678 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, 20141728 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, 20141593 Views

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Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment – Magino Gold Project

February 12, 2014 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated a total of $182,429.20 to six applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the Magino Gold Project, located in Ontario. Details of Allocation Applicant Allocation Red Sky Métis Independent Nation $43,250 Métis Nation of Ontario […]

by aanationtalk on February 12, 20141161 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Iroquois Caucus signs resolution rejecting the First Nations Education Act

Credits: KahnawakeTV Published on Feb 6, 2014 The Iroquois Caucus announced today that they have passed a Resolution unanimously rejecting the Harper government’s proposed First Nations Education Act. The resolution was passed during a duly-convened two-day meeting of the Caucus, which is comprised of elected leaders from Akwesáhsne, Kahnawà:ke, Kanesatake, Oneida of the Thames, Six Nations of […]

by KahnawakeTV on February 12, 20141572 Views

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ASWCO – NAIG Basketball & Soccer Tryouts

Basketball Tryouts in Timmins! Soccer Tryouts in South, Central & North Regions! NT2

by aanationtalk on February 12, 20141392 Views

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Doc Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund scores big with nearly $500,000 in support of Canadian sports and recreation.

CALGARY, Feb. 12, 2014 – Nearly $500,000 has been granted to amateur hockey development, and sports and recreation organizations across the country as a result of Doc Seaman’s legacy gift to The Calgary Foundation. The $10 million Daryl (Doc) K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund has provided much needed support to amateur ice hockey and registered […]

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Casino talks ‘positive first step,’ expert says – StarPhoenix

Plan sees FSIN own all casinos FEBRUARY 12, 2014 Discussions about a possible sale of the Moose Jaw and Regina casinos to the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) could lead to benefits for everyone involved, and open the door to progress on a wide range of other vital issues, says one expert. The controversial […]

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Ottawa comforts Nunavut internet users, punishes smokers – Nunatsiaq News

February 12, 2014 Conservatives promise 5 Mbps broadband, more money for Nutrition North Federal finance minister Jim Flaherty’s 2014-15 budget, unveiled Feb. 11, will bring comfort to northern internet users and grief to smokers, while promising more money for Nutrition North Canada. Cigarette smokers, who comprise roughly 60 per cent of Nunavut’s population, will pay […]

by aanationtalk on February 12, 20141386 Views

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“Mental Health in Cities: The Role of Cultural Continuity for Aboriginal Peoples”

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 On Feb 18, 2014, Dr. Cheryl Currie, Assistant Professor at the University of Lethbridge will present “Mental Health in Cities: The Role of Cultural Continuity for Aboriginal Peoples”. While it is important to develop a better understanding of risk factors that contribute to mental health and addictions, an over emphasis on risk […]

by aanationtalk on February 12, 20141374 Views

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Throne speech repeats LNG hopes but offers no new ideas

11 Feb ’14 This afternoon’s Speech from the Throne offered surprisingly few new ideas and instead relied on past promises around a Liquefied Natural Gas industry that is already facing uncertainty. “The government should be considering other policies that can create jobs for British Columbians, grow our economy and fund public services,” says BCGEU president […]

by aanationtalk on February 12, 20141326 Views

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Rama chief has concerns with new act – Orillia Packet

February 11, 2014 Chippewas of Rama First Nation is cautiously optimistic about the federal government’s new deal on native education, but fears old attitudes have not disappeared. The new First Nations Control of First Nations Act tabled in the House of Commons Tuesday promises $1.25 billion in funding over three years beginning in 2016. The […]

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Dressing up a modest budget for post-secondary education

(Ottawa – February 11, 2014) Today’s federal budget shortchanges Canada’s academic research funding agencies while promising over a billion dollars from future governments’ budgets. “We are disappointed that new money for the major federal funding agencies barely keeps up inflation, which the government tries to hide amidst dazzling promises totalling over $1-billion for years long […]

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First Nations airline fly food up north – Wawatay News

By: Lenny Carpenter, Wawatay News A First Nation owned airline based in Thunder Bay is trying to do its part in shipping food to northern communities. Niigaani Air recently flew shipments of food donations to Webequie and Eabametoong First Nations and hopes to do more runs. Arthur Esquega, president and owner of the charter plane […]

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NOVAGOLD Advances Its Projects and Strengthens Financial Position

Donlin Gold’s Preliminary Draft Environmental Impact Statement (PDEIS) is proceeding on schedule With over $190 million in the treasury, NOVAGOLD is in an exceptionally strong financial position 2014 expenditures targeted to decline to $30 Million VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Feb. 11, 2014 – NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC. (TSX:NG)(NYSE MKT:NG) today released its fourth quarter and year-end […]

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Relations between First Nations, mining firms complex – Prince George Citizen

FEBRUARY 11, 2014 Northern B.C. is both a battleground and a field of dreams for the mining sector when it comes to aboriginal relations. Some of the best and worst relationships between mining companies and First Nations can be found in this region. The new Aboriginal Engagement Guidebook, written by the Association for Mineral Exploration […]

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Budget initiatives on infrastructure, skills and remote communities will boost Canada’s competitiveness

Ottawa, February 11, 2014—Today’s budget presents the continuity of a plan for economic growth that builds on Canada’s economic and fiscal advantages. The measures announced by the government will help Canadian businesses prosper and compete. “We have urged the government to focus on where Canada needs to be in five or 10 years, even if […]

by aanationtalk on February 12, 2014766 Views

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Abbott Seeks to Close Indigenous Jobs, Health Gaps in Australia – Bloomberg

Feb 11, 2014 Prime Minister Tony Abbott said urgent efforts are needed to improve employment opportunities alongside health and education conditions for Australia’s indigenous population. “There’s almost no progress in closing the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and other Australians –- which is still about a decade,” Abbott told parliament in Canberra today. “There’s been […]

by aanationtalk on February 12, 2014934 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Welcomes Secured Funding for First Nations Education, Calls for Continued Action in Priority Areas

      February 11, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo responded to today’s 2014 federal budget by acknowledging the announcement of new, significant and secured funding for First Nations education as a foundation for building stronger First Nations citizens, communities and governments.  National Chief Atleo stands […]

by aanationtalk on February 11, 20141063 Views

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The PDAC Congratulates the Government of Canada on its Economic Action Plan 2014

        TORONTO (February 11, 2014) – The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) congratulates the Government of Canada on its Economic Action Plan 2014 that includes specific supports for the mineral exploration and development sector. The 2014 Budget includes a number of key initiatives designed to stimulate economic growth in some of […]

by aanationtalk on February 11, 20141229 Views

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Investing in Strong, Prosperous Aboriginal Communities

Ontario Government Supporting Consultation Capacity, Economic Development February 11, 2014 Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs Ontario is continuing to support local projects that create jobs and promote economic development opportunities in First Nation communities. Through the New Relationship Fund (NRF), Ontario is supporting First Nations, Métis communities and Aboriginal organizations as they build consultation capacity, industry […]

by aanationtalk on February 11, 20141038 Views

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Province Announces Request for Proposals for New Dauphin Correctional Facility

February 11, 2014 Increased Capacity Means Safer Work Environment, Better Programming: Minister Swan Following the announcement last year that Dauphin had been chosen as the location for a new provincial correctional facility, the province is issuing a request for proposals as the next step, Justice Minister Andrew Swan announced today. “We’re following through with our […]

by aanationtalk on February 11, 2014778 Views

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Information Letter – Changes to the IOGC Electronic Submission Website – January 2014

OverviewIndian Oil and Gas Canada (IOGC) has identified enhancements and changes to electronic royalty data submissions by royalty payors that are intended to improve the accuracy and timeliness of submitted revenues. IOGC is targeting March 10, 2014 to implement these changes to its Electronic Submission Website. Companies must begin using the new data file upload […]

by aanationtalk on February 11, 2014797 Views

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Aboriginal rights advocate who’s critical of Canada’s record gets Nobel Prize nomination – Vancouver Sun

If American lawyer James Anaya wins the world’s most prestigious political award the development could represent a major advance in the human rights battle for aboriginals in Canada, according to a B.C. aboriginal leader FEBRUARY 10, 2014 OTTAWA — The United Nations’ top advocate for aboriginal rights, who is to issue a report later this […]

by aanationtalk on February 11, 2014744 Views

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Education cash needed ASAP – StarPhoenix

FEBRUARY 11, 2014 After years of denying even the existence of a shortfall in First Nations education funding, the fact that Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the trip to a Blood reserve in Alberta to announce that his government finally is ready to step up with more money is, as he put it, historic. Among […]

by aanationtalk on February 11, 2014673 Views

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New in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Fest

Sex on Wheels plus five more films February 10, 2014 The NSI Online Short Film Festival has grown enormously since we first launched it back in 2008. Submissions have skyrocketed which means we have so many great films to choose from. And we’re able to program a lot more films which is why you’ll be seeing around […]

by aanationtalk on February 11, 2014858 Views

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Dad dead, daughter wounded – Winnipeg Free Press

Woman details sword attack at reserve home Posted: 02/11/2014 While the family of Cliff Malnyk mourns the death of the Bloodvein First Nation man, they’re thankful the victim’s daughter survived an attack by his alleged killers. Malnyk’s body was found inside a burned-out home around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the community on the east side […]

by aanationtalk on February 11, 2014902 Views

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Online Launch of SSHRC-funded First Nations ICT Innovations Research Initiative Feb 21 starting at 12:30gpm EST

Launch of the First Nations Innovation Research Project Researching and Celebrating Achievements with Information and Communication Technologies  http://fn-innovation-pn.com Please see attached invitation (poster and media release) and circulate widely on your networks. A team of First Nation organizations and researchers is launching the First Nations Innovation project to study and celebrate the achievements of remote […]

by brianbeaton on February 19, 20132085 Views

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