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Pembina Institute: The Right to a Healthy Environment

May 19, 2017 Do Canadians have a right to a healthy environment? Such rights are recognized in more than 110 countries around the world, but not in Canada. A multitude of organizations and experts argue that a right to a healthy environment is legally possible, can be practically implemented and can improve protection for the […]

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In, with, by and for the North – MUN Gazette

May 18, 2017 Labrador Research Forum celebrates creativity and innovation On the first day of the first biennial Labrador Research Forum in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Grand Chief Anastasia Qupee of the Innu Nation addressed the assembled delegates in Innu-aimun and then in English. “We are at an important crossroads in Nitassinan,” she said. Immediately highlighting […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201727 Views

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Canadian scientific footage confirms use of narwhal tusk – WWF

May 12, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario – For the first time, there is video evidence of narwhals using their tusks to hit and stun fish prior to eating them. In collaboration with the community of Pond Inlet and benefiting from Inuit Traditional Knowledge, this first-of-its kind footage was captured by Canadian scientists from Fisheries and Oceans […]

by pmnationtalk on May 15, 201714 Views

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Canada Research Chairs receive more than $7.3 million in research infrastructure support to pursue cutting-edge research

May 10, 2017 OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Thirty-two Canada Research Chairs are receiving more than $7.3 million in support for state-of-the-art research tools from the Government of Canada through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund. The CFI partners with the Chairs Program to help universities attract and retain top researchers in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201737 Views

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Recipients of the 2017 Killam Program are announced

Ottawa, The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the winners and recipients of the 2017 Killam Prizes and Fellowships. Celebrating 50 years of research and innovation, this prestigious program recognizes working scientists, writers, doctors and researchers who have dedicated their careers to solving challenges in our daily lives. They risk, innovate and lead the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 9, 201727 Views

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U of G Prof to Head $6.6-Million, International Climate Change, Indigenous Food Security Project

May 08, 2017 When it comes to climate change, the greatest threat to human health and survival may surprise some people, says a University of Guelph professor. Extreme temperatures, droughts and natural disasters have numerous direct and indirect effects on human health, but the most dire is the threat to food systems, security and safety, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 201763 Views

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Government of Canada invests in healthier cities and communities

Nine research teams receive a total of $17.7 million May 8, 2017 – Montreal, Quebec – Canadian Institutes of Health Research The physical, social and cultural environments in which we live are critical to our health, development and well-being. All levels of government and organizations in the public and private sectors play a role in […]

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U of S opens water research facility in the Rocky Mountains to study flooding and drought risk

CANMORE, AB – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has expanded its research facilities studying the impacts of a changing climate on water resources with the opening of a cold water laboratory in Canmore, Alberta. May 5, 2017 “The retreating glaciers in the Rocky Mountains are among the best indicators of climate change,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on May 5, 2017215 Views

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New measures to recruit more women, underrepresented groups to Canada Research Chairs

Action plan will address chronic underrepresentation of members from four designated groups May 4, 2017 – Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat The Government of Canada is working hard to ensure women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities have access to new opportunities that will allow them to succeed in the sciences. When Canada’s skilled […]

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Labrador researchers told to use ‘humility’ when in Indigenous communities – CBC

Over 170 researchers and others are in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this week for the Labrador Research Forum May 02, 2017 The Labrador Research forum kicked off Monday with a less-than-rosy picture of how research has played a role in the history of Labrador — while challenging participants to look at how it can be used […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201742 Views

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B.C. HIV/AIDS researcher among winners of $100,000 Killam Prize – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 2, 2017  OTTAWA _ Leading HIV/AIDS researcher Julio Montaner is among a group of scientists, writers, doctors and researchers receiving a prestigious prize for brilliant work in fields including health sciences, engineering and humanities. The Argentine-Canadian is among five scholars awarded this year’s Killam Prize, which honours Canadian researchers and scientists whose […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201760 Views

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Few Indigenous Manitobans Satisfied with Child Welfare – Probe Research

Friday, April 28, 2017 Only one-in-ten First Nations and Métis people surveyed agree the Manitoba government is doing a good job managing the child welfare system. View full release NT5

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Assessment of Health Promotion Needs and Cultural and Traditional Practices of Qalipu First Nation Members

Members Wanted as Participants for a Research Study During the 60 years that passed before the recognition of Qalipu First Nation in 2011, our people experienced a loss from their cultural and traditional practices. Being an off-reserve landless Band makes us unique from other First Nations and, according to what some may say, may be […]

by pmnationtalk on May 1, 201738 Views

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Parks Canada underwater team in Nunavut to examine HMS Terror – NunatsiaqOnline

Underwater video, photos, will help plan this summer’s dive to the wreck site May 01, 2017 The ice hasn’t even disappeared yet but Parks Canada’s underwater archaeology team and has already arrived in Gjoa Haven to begin this year’s examination of Sir John Franklin’s sunken HMS Terror. With help from an archaeologist from the Government […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201727 Views

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Ranks of seniors catch up, pass young people in Canada, census numbers to show – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 1, 2017 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Paul Kershaw loves his 72-year-old mother and his 101-year-old grandmother. But they represent a growing challenge for the country, and Kershaw, 42, will be counting on younger age groups to protect and support the services that seniors need as Canada bears witness […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201761 Views

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Science minister mulls forcing universities to attract more female researchers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 27, 2017 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s science minister says universities aren’t doing the heavy lifting to appoint more female research chairs, so she wants to force their hands. On her way to give a speech Wednesday to Canada’s university presidents in Montreal, Kirsty Duncan was handed the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 201736 Views

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Science Review will help inform future of Canadian research

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada April 26, 2017 – Montréal, Quebec – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada A comprehensive review of Canada’s complex science system will help inform the future of Canadian research and scholarship. This was the message given by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, during an address today […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201753 Views

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New Report Showcases Global Support for Arctic Research

April 24, 2017 Data company ÜberResearch and the UArctic Science & Research Analytics Task Force today released a report analyzing global funding trends in Arctic research: International Arctic Research: Analyzing Global Funding Trends. A Pilot Report (2017 Update). In this annual update to the pilot report on global Arctic funding published in 2016 and using […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201726 Views

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MNBC: Identifying Existing Gaps – Provincial Engagement Session

MYBC News Release 4/12/2017 (Surrey, BC) – On Friday March 23, 2017, Métis Nation British Columbia’s Ministry of Youth hosted a Provincial engagement session in Richmond, BC to review the findings of the “Identifying Existing Gaps” research. This research, conducted in the Fall of 2016, gathered the labour market experiences of over eight hundred (800+) […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201745 Views

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Fredericton suburb was once home to ancient indigenous camp – CTV

April 13, 2017 FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government says testing has revealed that a Fredericton suburb was once home to an indigenous encampment that is one of the oldest sites in northeastern North America. The site in Marysville, N.B., was uncovered during road construction. To confirm the site’s estimated age, a number of charcoal […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201752 Views

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85th Acfas Annual Congress: May 8 to 12, 2017 at McGill University

April 12, 2017 For the third time in its history, the Acfas Annual Congress, the largest multidisciplinary research event in the Francophonie, will be hosted by McGill University. Under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the 85th Annual congress of the Association francophone pour le savoir – Acfas will welcome over 1,000 researchers and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201755 Views

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Research with purpose: DeGroote-led team helps overhaul Yukon’s child and youth mental health services – Dailynews.mcmaster.ca

April 12, 2017 If she closes her eyes, Gillian Mulvale can still see the rugged beauty of one of Canada’s most pristine natural landscapes. During her first trip to Yukon in May 2013, the DeGroote Assistant Professor basked in the brightness of the sun during long days, and was surprised by warmer weather than what […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201773 Views

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Science panel provides roadmap for transformative re-investment in research

April 10, 2017 OTTAWA – Canada has the potential to be a world leader in scientific discovery and innovation, and the Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science has launched a bold plan for making that happen. Today’s report, Investing in Canada’s Future: Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research, provides government with a thorough […]

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 201760 Views

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Probe Research Inc. : Pallister’s Tories remain on Top but Honeymoon Fades

Winnipeg – Almost one year after their convincing victory in the 2016 spring election, the Brian Pallister-led Progressive Conservatives remain highly popular even though their current level of support is 10 percentage points lower than their 2016 ballot box performance. These findings emerge from a Probe Research Inc. telephone survey of 1,000 adults taken for […]

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 201728 Views

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Five years of research – MUN Gazette

April 11, 2017 In recognition of its fifth anniversary, Grenfell Campus’s Environmental Policy Institute is celebrating its accomplishments. Five Years in Review was a day-long retrospective event that highlighted the interdisciplinary work conducted by the faculty and staff of the institute, as well as the master of arts in environmental policy students. Grenfell developed the […]

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Survey Shows High Levels of Financial Distress and High Use of Alternative Financial Services Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

FINRA Foundation and First Nations Development Institute Publish In-Depth Analysis of Financial Capability of Native Americans WASHINGTON (April 6, 2017) – The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) and First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today published the nation’s most comprehensive analysis of the financial capability of American Indians/Alaska Natives, including the financial behavior, attitudes […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201748 Views

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Ancient Skeleton Reveals 10,000-Year Link To Modern Tribes In Pacific Northwest – IFL Science

A man by the name of Shuká Káa (Tlingit for “Man Ahead of Us”) has helped fill in an ancient archeological blank thousands of years in the making. As it turns out, the modern-day indigenous peoples in southern Alaska and the western coast of British Columbia are the descendants of the first people to make […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201739 Views

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Apply for Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Northern Aboriginal Health Systems

The School of Public Health at the University of Alberta is inviting applications for a tenure-track position in Northern Aboriginal Health Systems. The successful candidate will be nominated for a Canada Research Chair at the Tier 2 level. Deadline: April 30, 2017. The appointee to this Chair would be expected to work with colleagues and […]

by aanationtalk on April 5, 201763 Views

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CIHR: Update on the Project Grant: Fall 2016 competition

April 4, 2017 The first stage of peer review for the Project Grant: Fall 2016 competition is now complete. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the reviewers involved in Stage 1, and we would also like to give the research community a brief update about the competition overall. There were […]

by pmnationtalk on April 5, 201750 Views

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National Research Agenda on the Health Impacts of Non-Medical Cannabis Use

The Issue As Canada moves towards regulating cannabis for non-medical use, there is a pressing need for evidence on the health-related effects of non-medical cannabis use to inform policy decisions. Legislative changes and the impact of these changes must be informed by current, high-quality research and must be monitored to avoid negative impacts on the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 4, 201775 Views

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James P. Howley’s 1915 book on Beothuk a product of era and author – MUN Research

In 1912 geologist and surveyor James P. Howley completed four decades of gathering first-hand accounts, family stories, artifacts and written records about the Beothuk. His book, The Beothucks or the Red Indians: The Aboriginal Inhabitants of Newfoundland, was published three years later and for much of the century was long considered the definitive collection of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201742 Views

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Queen Elizabeth Scholars funding supports advanced research opportunities

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is excited to announce that the Queen Elizabeth Scholar – Advanced Scholars program has awarded UWinnipeg $390,721 to expand our international internship programs for post-doctoral fellows and early-career researchers that build on existing research and teaching collaborations among our faculty. This new program will see the University of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201758 Views

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SSHRC-funded project to help ensure Indigenous communities are equal partners in research – McMaster Daily News

March 22, 2017 Two McMaster researchers have been awarded funding from the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a project aimed at identifying the resources Indigenous peoples need to be equal partners and leaders in social science research within their own communities. Michelle Dion, Associate Professor, Political Science and Chelsea Gabel, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201755 Views

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UWinnipeg awarded two SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants

March 22, 2017 WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce two Knowledge Synthesis Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC). The total value granted to UWinnipeg is $48,873 for research projects that focus on the experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Dr. Simon Berge (business administration) […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201753 Views

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Research ethics experts visit Yukon to share knowledge

March 17, 2017 WHITEHORSE—Two members of the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB) will be at Yukon College next week to give a public talk on research ethics and provide training to the College’s Research Ethics Board (REB). Dr. Sharon Freitag directs the research ethics office at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and Dr. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201733 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Indigenous Research Projects

$695,000 for 28 research projects on the experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples March 16, 2017, Ottawa, Ontario—Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council The Government of Canada is committed to renewing the nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. An important step towards this goal is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2017134 Views

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Government of Canada Invests $1.85 million to Support Advanced Medical Research and Innovation in Northwestern Ontario

From FedNor March 15, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor The Government of Canada is investing $1.85 million to enable the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI) to purchase equipment and implement new technologies in the areas of probe development and bio-marker exploration. The project […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201750 Views

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Creation of the Research Laboratory on Indigenous Women Issues – Akwatisiw

VAL-D’OR, QC, March 7, 2017 – Professor Suzy Basile of the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) will be leading a new and unprecedented research initiative with the implementation of a Research Laboratory on Indigenous Women Issues – Akwatisiw. This initiative, in the wake of the creation of UQAT’s School of Indigenous Studies last June, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201775 Views

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Finalists for Canada Prizes announced – Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

OTTAWA, March 6, 2017 – The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Canada Prizes. The Canada Prizes are awarded annually to the best scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences that have received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP). The Canada […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201755 Views

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Concept of indigenous research centre up for talk – The Chronicle Journal

March 7, 2017 What will it take to establish a dedicated indigenous research institute at Lakehead University? That is the focus of a discussion taking place Wednesday at the university during Research and Innovation Week. “We have numerous researchers at Lakehead who are working with indigenous communities, so a research centre would be a place […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201748 Views

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Oldest signs of life on Earth found in Nunavik – APTN

March 4, 2017 Scientists believe they have found evidence of the oldest signs of life on Earth in Nunavik, Quebec’s Inuit territory. Geologist Jonathan O’Neil of the University of Ottawa was part of the team who made the discovery. He said rocks from the Nuvvuagittuq Supracrustal Belt south of Inukjuak read like a book of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201749 Views

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CIHR: Update from College Chairs to the Research Community

March 03, 2017 As many of you are aware, the goal of the College of Reviewers is to establish a pool of world-class health research peer reviewers and make sure they are well equipped to deliver quality reviews. Our role as Chairs of the College of Reviewers is to make it happen – to attract […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 201785 Views

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Media Invitation – Forum on the Research Needs of First Peoples

VAL-D’OR, QC, March 2, 2017 – What Aboriginal research will be needed in the coming years? This fundamental question will be addressed by Institut nordique du Québec (INQ)’s First Peoples Working Group at the Forum on the Research Needs of First Peoples. The forum will be an opportunity to pursue the dialogue between First Peoples […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 201790 Views

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Canada Foundation for Innovation awards $18 million to Amundsen – University Affairs

CFI aims to secure ongoing operation and maintenance funds for research facilities including Canada’s only research icebreaker. March 2, 2017 Laval University has received more than $18 million for the research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen in the latest round of funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Major Science Initiatives Fund. Over the next five years, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 201751 Views

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Sudbury researchers want to add ‘life’ to years – The Sudbury Star

February 28, 2017 Two researchers at the Health Sciences North Research Institute and Laurentian University have received a total of $1 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to research First Nation dementia in Canada. Dr. Janet McElhaney is getting $500,000 to use a community-based approach that will combine First Nation practices with Western […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201778 Views

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Queen’s U: $5-million gift supports interdisciplinary water research

February 24, 2017 KINGSTON, Ont. – Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University, today announced a $5-million gift from Ross J. Beaty to support collaborative research and education in the field of freshwater resources. In recognition of the gift, the interdisciplinary research initiative has been renamed the Beaty Water Research Centre, which will have […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2017108 Views

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Presbyterian shares healing lesson for Aboriginal-Church relations – The B.C. Catholic

24 February 2017 “My girl, our people have suffered a lot.” Those were the words spoken to the Reverend Mary Fontaine by her father, and they’ve stayed with her long after she left the Saskatchewan home where her Cree family grew up. Her father was speaking of the suffering Fontaine witnessed in her local community, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 201736 Views

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EY: Canadian oil and gas companies reduce headcount by as much as 50% during downturn

Not all changes were made in a value-focused and sustainable way (Calgary, 23 February 2017) According to a new EY market study, completed in association with the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, 81% of oil and gas companies that reduced headcount by between 25% and 30% during the downturn reported the highest level […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 201746 Views

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Ipsos: Nearly Nine in 10 Canadians (89%) Consider Preventing the Extinction of Wild Plants and Animals Important

Most (80%) say that it is necessary for government to prevent industrial development in certain areas to protect endangered plants and animals Thursday, February 23, 2017 Ottawa, ON – Nearly nine in 10 Canadians (89%) agree that preventing the extinction of wild plants and animals in Canada is important, including nearly two in three (64%) […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 201767 Views

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NunatuKavut: Labrador Research Forum postponed!

4 February 2017, 10:28 am AST Please note that the Labrador Research Forum, planned for February 15-18, is being postponed. New dates will be announced soon. PostPond NT4

by pmnationtalk on February 14, 201764 Views

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