08/29/07 – A morning ceremony complete with representation from Elected Council, members of Provincial Parliament and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, made the announcement of a $107,800 grant for new initiatives to take place at the Chiefswood Museum National Historic Site.
Established in 1963, Chiefswood Museum National Historic Site is the birthplace and childhood home of E. Pauline Johnson, a celebrated Mohawk poetess. The historic house museum provides a unique glimpse
into the Johnson family history. In one house, visitors experience a peaceful ambiance, creative atmosphere and cultural exchange activities representative of life in the late 19th Century.
Investigation to raise issues about child welfare system
Friday, August 24, 2007
Savannah Hall, a little Prince George foster child who died under mysterious circumstances, is one of the first four childrenwhose deaths are to be investigated by B.C.’s new children’s watchdog.
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who in April filled the new post of an independent children’s representative, has made it one of her first tasks to probe the deaths of Savannah and three other children with links to the provincial child welfare system.
“The nature of these cases sort of set them apart and drew her attention,” said deputy representative John Greschner, who spoke to The Vancouver Sun about Turpel-Lafond’s investigation because she was unavailable this week. “She felt that the four cases had the possibility of raising a number of systemic issues about the system.”
For further information regarding the 2007 Local Government Aboriginal Network Conference please contact:
Local Government Aboriginal Network Conference (ABN 17 419 343 095)
C/- East Coast Conferences
Phone: 1300 368 783
Fax: (02) 6650 9700
Postal: PO Box 848, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Email: [email protected]
Malcolm McLeod, Coffs Harbour City Council
Susan Clarke, Coffs Harbour City Council
Councillor Rod McKelvey, Coffs Harbour City Council
Trevor Wilson, Yandarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee
Belinda Peel, Department of Community Services
08/29/07 – Residents of Six Nations with cardiovascular/heart type afflictions that frequent events in and around the Territory of Six Nations do so with a certain level of caution, especially in the heat of this 2007 summer.
Six Nations selection and presentation today as one of the 50 recipients to receive 2 new public defibrillator’s will take the caution levels of many to hopefully rest at ease for a more enjoyable and active livelihood.
The 2 new public defibrillator’s are the result of a generous donation of a $3 million grant — the largest in North American history for defibrillators — from the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, complemented by the largest private sector gift of $1 million from The Frank Cowan Foundation to the Heart & Stroke Restart a Heart, Restart a Life Campaign.
Over the next few months installation of the defibrillators will take place in high traffic public sites, selected in conjunction with Six Nations Ambulance Service. In the first year, training and equipment will be provided. Eight to ten trained personnel will be available at each defibrillator location to assist someone who is having a cardiac arrest.
There is a Beginner’s Cree Conversation (this is a free program) via the Saskatoon Public Library on Wednesdays September 19 to November 28 from 6 to 8 pm. at the Pleasant Hill Community School, 215 Ave S. South, Saskatoon.
This is an informal gathering for adults who wish to learn some basic Cree. The instructor will be Audrey Ben. Child Care will be provided. Call (306) 975-7572 to register your child/children. Refreshments also provided.
For more informaton call Donna at (306) 975-7571 or Carol at (306) 683-7397.
The Agreement in Principle was initialled by the 3 party negotiators on August 9, 2007 which is just another step in the approval process. The fact that the AIP is now initialled helps the leaders move forward to the signing of the ageement.
Following the Katimajiit Forum in Kuujjuaq, we can now say that the Agreement in Principle is well on its way to being formally signed by all parties in the very near future.
PANGNIRTUNG, NUNAVUT – Witnessing first-hand the devastating effects climate change is having on Canada’s Arctic, NDP Leader Jack Layton today called on the Harper Conservatives to fast-track the revised Clean Air and Climate Change Act (Bill C-30) immediately upon the return of Parliament on September 17. Layton made the remarks after a tour of Auyuittuq National Park of Canada, in Pangnirtung, Nunavut.
“After years of Liberal inaction and Conservative indifference, Parliament must tackle the growing climate change crisis now,” said Layton. “Climate change is threatening the way for life for average northerners and that’s undermining our sovereignty.”
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
August 31, 2007 – 228
McGuinty Government Helps Advance Important Local Projects
SUDBURY – The Ontario government continues to support economic diversification efforts in the Nipigon area, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.
“We commend the Nipigon Community Adjustment Committee for its diligent work in developing diversification strategies,” said Thunder Bay-Superior North MPP Michael Gravelle. “These projects represent important steps in ensuring a strong and resilient local economy in the future.”
You, or a representative of your organization, are invited to participate in ONE of the (information) Orientation Sessions (morning or afternoon) and Formation Meeting (in the evening), and the option of shared lunch and/or supper.
Date: September 10, 2007 (See Time below)
Place: Ka Ni Kanichihk, 455 Mc Dermot St, Winnipeg (Parking by the building and limited time on the street)
Time: We are offering the following schedule with the hope that you can attend at some point in the day, in between or part of your work, school and other commitments.