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Entitlements and Health Services for First Nations and Métis Women in Manitoba and Saskatchewan

“There are legal differences in the health services First Nation, Métis and Inuit women receive – not all Aboriginal people in Canada receive the same health services. This fact is often not fully recognized or well understood.”

by NationTalk on March 4, 20091718 Views

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De Beers releases its 2008 Operating and Financial Review

27th February, 2009

Introduction from the Chairman

De Beers experienced mixed fortunes in 2008. The first nine months of the year were marked by strong sales and sustained price growth during which time we formally opened two new mines in Canada and a third in South Africa. The final quarter of 2008 was shaped by the onset of the global economic crisis. As a result, De Beers overall financial performance in 2008 was largely in line with the 2007 results.

by NationTalk on March 3, 20093397 Views

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Forging Linkages & Finding Solutions Conference Book Now Available

March 2, 2009:

The conference book of speaker and presenter transcripts as well as workshop summaries from the October 2008 Treaty Commission conference for First Nations is now available online. Copies are also being mailed to participants.

View the conference book…

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091611 Views

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2008 NWT Diamonds – Report by NWT/Nunavut Chamber of Mines & The Mining Association of Canada

Executive Summary

The 2008 NWT Diamonds report is the third in the series published by the Mining Association of Canada in cooperation with the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines. The purpose of this report is to provide a critical analysis of the effects of the diamond industry on the economic and social performance of the Northwest Territories. Consideration is given to the effects of all components of the industry, including diamond exploration, mine construction, diamond production, sorting and evaluation, and cutting and polishing.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091927 Views

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Toxic Ignorance and Right-to-know in Biomonitoring Results Communication: A Survey of Scientists and Study Participants

Rachel Morello-Frosch , Julia G Brody , Phil Brown , Rebecca G Altman , Ruthann A Rudel and Carla Perez

Environmental Health 2009, 8:6doi:10.1186/1476-069X-8-6

Published: 28 February 2009

Abstract (provisional)

Background
Exposure assessment has shifted from pollutant monitoring in air, soil, and water toward personal exposure measurements and biomonitoring. This trend along with the paucity of health effect data for many of the pollutants studied raise ethical and scientific challenges for reporting results to study participants.

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091862 Views

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Diavik 2008 Dialogue Volume 11 Issue 4

Volume 11
4th quarter 2008

President’s welcome

As we look back on 2008, I would like to reflect on some of the significant achievements of the Diavik team. These included the following:

• Proud winners of the John T. Ryan safety award.
• Implemented a series of substantial safety improvement initiatives to ensure that our positive momentum is maintained.

by NationTalk on February 28, 20091839 Views

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Getting it Right: Using Population-Specific, Community-Based Research to Advance the Health and Well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada

Paulette C. Tremblay, Ph.D.Chief Executive Officer

4th Annual Aboriginal Health Forum
Calgary, Alberta
February 26, 2009

Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
•Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982recognizes three original peoples of Canada: First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
•Each population is distinct from the others and has a unique history. Within each group there is also considerable diversity.

by NationTalk on February 28, 20091517 Views

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All-Chiefs Assembly on Proposed Recognition Legislation Documents Released

November 2008

Updated February 25, 2009

On November 25-27, 2008, an All-Chiefs Assembly on Proposed Recognition Legislation was held at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre in North Vancouver, BC. The purpose of this Assembly was for First Nations leaders to review and provide direction on key elements of potential recognition legislation. A number of background documents were prepared to assist in the Assembly’s deliberations and are appended to this memorandum as follows:

by NationTalk on February 26, 20091546 Views

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A Breach of Trust: An Investigation Into Foster Home Overcrowding in the Saskatoon Service Centre

February 25, 2009

Commentary

1.1 First Things First —The Children

The individual stories cited in this report are not meant to sensationalize or single out a government staff member, oster parent or child. Rather it is only by each of these groups and individuals working together with one shared goal in mind — the best interests of Saskatchewan children — will the solution to foster home overcrowding be found.

by NationTalk on February 26, 20092900 Views

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Research Report: Canadian Social Policy in the 2000s: Bringing Place In

In Canadian Social Policy in the 2000s: Bringing Place In, CPRN Research Associate Neil Bradford explores departures in Canadian social development policy towards more place-based approaches. Bradford uses innovations in policy thought and governing practices among OECD countries to bring Canadian policy communities more fully into the international conversation on place-based policy. The paper shows the degree of federal policy experimentation aimed at better integrating policies for places and people, but which is still disparate and not yet systematically conceptualized.

by NationTalk on February 26, 20091402 Views

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