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Government Takes Action to Grow Health Workforce

September 11, 2007

New strategy adds 258 training seats, aims to attract more health professionals

Edmonton … Adding more health care professionals in rural Alberta, increasing post-secondary spaces for students in health programs and enhancing professional development bursaries are some of the actions the province will take to increase the number of health professionals working in Alberta.

A new Health Workforce Action Plan outlines 19 key initiatives to address Alberta health workforce issues. This year $30 million will go toward eight key recommendations, which include creating a health career and skills assessment network, increasing clinical training capacity and attracting health professionals working abroad.

by NationTalk on September 13, 20071368 Views

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New Arts Mentorship Program And Website Announced By Bjornson

September 12, 2007

Education, Citizenship and Youth Minister Peter Bjornson today launched a new arts mentorship program and a website designed to encourage youth to grow creatively as they work toward careers in the arts and cultural sector.

“The Manitoba government is committed to helping youth make informed career choices and these new tools will increase the resources available to them,” Bjornson said. “Whether students want to be art restorers, musicians, web designers or videographers, they will be able to explore job options and work with mentors who can show them how to develop their interests and talents.”

by NationTalk on September 13, 20071365 Views

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MNC President Elections Put Off Indefinitely – Métis Leaders Deplore Legal Action by Former MNC President and MMF President

SASKATOON, Sept. 12 – The leaders of four of the five governing members of the Métis National Council (MNC) condemn the actions of Past MNC President Clem Chartier and MMF President David Chartrand to have the courts intervene in the affairs of the MNC and to de-rail the holding of the elections for MNC President […]

by NationTalk on September 13, 20072470 Views

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Media Advisory – UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is Scheduled to Be Voted on Tomorrow at the UN General Assembly

OTTAWA, Sept. 12 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine will be in New York City tomorrow to attend the United Nations vote on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Several regional chiefs will be in New York including, Alberta Regional Chief Wilton Littlechild, Northwest Territories Regional Chief Bill Erasmus, and Nova Scotia/Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Chief Rick Simon. Grand Chief Ed John of the First Nations Summit will also be available for media interviews.

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The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.

For further information: Nancy Pine, Communications Advisor, Office of the National Chief, (613) 241-6789 ext. 243, cell: (613) 298-6382, [email protected]; Josee Bellemare, Bilingual Communications Officer, (613) 241-6789 ext. 336, cell: (613) 327-6331, [email protected]; Bryan Hendry, AFN A/Communications Director, (613) 241-6789 ext. 229, cell: (613) 293-6106, [email protected]

by NationTalk on September 13, 20071118 Views

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Province And Domtar Sign MOU For Redevelopment Of Prince Albert Pulp Mill And Other Facilities

News Release – September 12, 2007

The Government of Saskatchewan and Domtar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.) toward the redevelopment of the Prince Albert Pulp Mill and Wapawekka sawmill. These developments, which could be operational by late summer/early fall 2008, will help stabilize and strengthen the forest industry in Saskatchewan.

“This memorandum provides a blueprint for the future of the forest industry in the Prince Albert area,” Premier Lorne Calvert said. “It’s a plan that will get people back to work in the P.A. pulp mill and the Wapawekka Sawmill, and provide new jobs when the facilities are expanded and a new sorting and chipping plant comes on stream. This partnership will provide a bright future for the people of this part of the province and the future of the forestry industry in Saskatchewan.”

by NationTalk on September 13, 20071552 Views

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Adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Exposes the Conservative Government’s Stand on this Issue

WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 12 – On the eve of the United Nations General Assembly’s historical vote on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, Mr. Ghislain Picard, would like to acknowledge the importance of the event and send a last-ditch appeal to the Conservative Government. “Adoption of this Declaration will mark a new era in the fight led by Indigenous people throughout the world for the recognition of their rights. If it votes against this Declaration, the Conservative Government will bring dishonour and worldwide humiliation upon the Canadian population as a whole”, declared Mr. Picard.

by NationTalk on September 13, 20071603 Views

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Media Release – SIS Vigil goes INTERNATIONAL

Ottawa, ON (Sept. 12, 2007) – Exciting News! The Native Women’s Assoc. of Canada is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil has gone International! On October 4th, groups in Colombia and Peru will join the campaign of awareness by hosting simultaneous vigils in their South American countries. They will join these […]

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071484 Views

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Prince Albert Will Be Home To Three New Addiction Treatment Centres

News Release – September 12, 2007

Premier Lorne Calvert announced today the locations of three Project Hope treatment facilities for substance abuse. Prince Albert will soon become a centre of excellence for addiction treatment services in the province of Saskatchewan.

Construction of a Family Treatment Centre, a 15-bed Youth Treatment Centre and a joint Acute/Social Detox Centre for adults will begin shortly on land near the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert.

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071653 Views

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Attention Assignment Editors; Media Advisory: Hundreds of Metis Citizens Set to Gather for Major Health Announcement in Kelowna

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Sept. 12, 2007) – The Metis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) will announce at its 10th Annual General Meeting in Kelowna that it has received funding for the Aboriginal ActNow BC strategy, a partnership-based, community-focused cross-ministry health promotion initiative designed to address chronic disease and injury risk factors in the Aboriginal community. The Provincial Ministry of Health, through the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health, is working with the MNBC to develop culturally relevant pilot projects in each of the seven MNBC regions.

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071477 Views

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Aboriginal Wellness and Learning Centre opens at Hillside Beach, Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 12, 2007 – Aboriginal youth and families in need of spiritual guidance and cultural teaching will find support at the new Windy Hill Learning and Wellness Centre. Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, which is operating the facility, received $1.47 million in funding through the Winnipeg Housing and Homelessness Initiative (WHHI), a partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg.

James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development; MLA Doug Martindale on behalf of Manitoba Family Services and Housing Minister Gord Mackintosh; and Councillor Dan Vandal, Secretary of Urban Aboriginal Opportunities, on behalf of Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz, made the announcement today.

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071778 Views

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