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Redcorp Ventures Ltd.: Letter Agreement Executed Between Redfern Resources Ltd. and Taku River Tlingit First Nation

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Feb. 22, 2007) – REDCORP VENTURES LTD. (TSX:RDV) (“Redcorp”) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Redfern Resources Ltd. (“Redfern”, together the “Company”), has executed a letter agreement with the Taku River Tlingit First Nation (“TRTFN”) governing the framework for workplans and funding for the evaluation of the proposed barging access amendment plan for the Tulsequah Project. The agreement also encompasses plans for defining an additional workplan and funding to evaluate the scope and content of a potential future Impact and Benefits Agreement between the parties and contributions to discussions between the TRTFN and government of British Columbia concerning a potential Accommodation Agreement.

In arriving at this letter agreement the TRTFN have not agreed on an affirmative position or acceptance of the barging amendment or the Tulsequah Project pending their determination of the acceptability of the environmental mitigation for the project and any associated defined benefits and accommodation for the TRTFN.

by NationTalk on February 22, 20071234 Views

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Media Advisory: Youth Circles-Building Peaceful Communities

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Feb. 22, 2007) –

ATTENTION NEWS DESKS/NEWS EDITORS

A cross-city Project to help at-risk Toronto youth resolve conflicts and steer them away from gang violence, the courts and potential jail time will be launched Wednesday February 28, 2007.

‘Youth Circles’ is supported by community leaders, educators, mental health officials, police, and the legal community.

‘Youth Circles’ is led and designed by Peacebuilders International to break the crime-and-punishment cycle by allowing disruptive youths to voluntarily address their conflicting issues as an alternative to the punitive court process through participation with victims in peacemaking circles.

by NationTalk on February 22, 20071185 Views

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B.C. Grant Supports First Nations’ Fishery Research

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007ENV0015-000155
Feb. 21, 2007

Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

PRINCE GEORGE – The Lheidli T’enneh Band will receive a B.C. government grant of nearly $40,000 for an in-depth assessment of burbot habitat, populations and angling pressure in the Omineca region, Environment Minister Barry Penner announced today.

“This project will gather key information about the burbot fishery in the Lheidli T’enneh fish area,” said Penner. “It will help the band build on its existing knowledge of burbot, resulting in a better, more efficient management of the fish population, both as a traditional/sustenance and sports fishery.”

According to the Lheidli T’enneh, the study of burbot (also known as lingcod or eelpout) has become a priority in recent years, as there is currently very little biological information available on the species. In addition, contemporary studies in other regions show that developing fisheries can often deplete fish populations quickly, as they tend to target fish in the spawning stages.

by NationTalk on February 22, 20071347 Views

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Strategic Plan Released To Create Best Correctional System In Canada

FOR RELEASE #07-029
February 21, 2007

WHITEHORSE – The Department of Justice and Yukon First Nations are working together to create the best correctional system in Canada.

Justice Minister Marian C. Horne and Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Andy Carvill have released the Correctional Redevelopment Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan responds to the recommendations of the Corrections Action Plan.

The Strategic Plan provides a framework for working collaboratively with First Nations to achieve two goals. The first goal is to substantially improve the quality of correctional programming offered to victims, offenders and communities. The second goal is to fundamentally change the operation of the correctional system so that the Department of Justice, First Nations and other service providers are better able to deliver effective correctional services.

by NationTalk on February 22, 20071230 Views

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Cambrian College Hosts 20th Annual Traditional Gathering

The Wabnode Institute and Cambrian Native Students’ Association are hosting the Traditional Gathering on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11, 2007, at the College’s Barrydowne campus. The theme of this year’s Pow Wow is Honouring Our Future Leaders.

The Traditional Gathering or Pow Wow, will take place in the College’s gymnasium on Saturday, March 10 from 12 noon until 10 p.m. and on Sunday, March 11 from 12 noon until 4 p.m. There will be a Grand Entry on Saturday at 12 noon and at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 12 noon. The Pow Wow will feature singing and drumming, dancers in traditional regalia, vendor booths with Native arts and crafts, and a closing ceremony. An honour song for Cambrian College Aboriginal alumni will take place during each session.

There is no admission fee for the weekend-long Pow Wow. For further information about the youth conference and Pow Wow, please contact Rachel Lewis at (705) 566-8101, extension 7881, or Ann Frampton at (705) 566-8101, extension 7275.

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Media:
Ann Frampton
Chairperson, Pow Wow Planning Committee
(705) 566-8101, extension 7275

Reference:
Amanda Hartwick
Marketing Assistant
Marketing and Institutional Relations
(705) 566-8101, extension 7587
[email protected]

by NationTalk on February 22, 20072552 Views

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Joint Press Release: Batchewana First Nation; Bay Mills Indian Community; Garden River First Nation; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Of Chippewa Indians

By David Helwig
SooToday.com
Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tribes and First Nations form alliance for a Clean St. Marys River

Bawating, North America – Following the historic signing of the St. Marys River Treaty in November, 2006, two Canadian First Nations and two Native American Tribes have formed a new alliance that will work to protect the ecosystem of the St. Marys River.

The Anishinabeg Joint Commission had its first meeting on February 12, 2007 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and promises to rekindle ties of family and culture that were inhibited by the imposition of an international border through Ojibwa territory.

We are one people separated by a border.

by NationTalk on February 22, 20071223 Views

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In Memory of Harry Pierre

It is with great sadness that the staff and executives of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council say good-bye to their former Tribal Chief, Harry Pierre. Harry passed on in the early morning of February 20th in Prince George. Harry was elected Tribal Chief in 2003 and served a three year term in office. Among his many accomplishments in political, community, and family life, Harry led the tribal council through negotiations with industry such as Canfor and Enbridge and maintained a strong footing at the treaty negotiation table. As the Chair for the Council of Chiefs, Harry instilled dignity and fairness and strived for unity among the eight member nations.

“Harry left the legacy of a strong organization and staff that were dedicated to working under his leadership. The Chiefs had a great respect for him, as an Elder, a former Chief for Tl’azt’en Nation, and as their Tribal Chief,” said Tribal Chief David Luggi.

Harry Pierre enjoyed a long political career starting in the 1960s, often serving as Chief of the Tl’azt’en (klaz-den) Nation. He also served a term as Tribal Chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, elected in 2003. He was one of the founding Chiefs of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs in the late 1960s and the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council in the 1970s. He also supported the creation of the First Nations Summit in the early 1990s.

by NationTalk on February 22, 20071285 Views

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Conservatives Leave New Canadians Out in the Cold

February 20, 2007

Too caught up in implementing their ideologically-driven social agenda, the Conservative minority government has no plans to make a positive impact on the lives of newcomers to Canada, the Liberal Opposition said today.

“Yesterday, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Diane Finley appeared before a House committee and dithered on an important issue, the recognition of foreign credentials for new Canadians,” said Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion. “Why does this government continue doing nothing so that new Canadians’ skills can be recognized, so that they can reach their full potential?”

Liberal Citizenship and Immigration critic Omar Alghabra pointed to the government’s year of inaction in bringing the skills and experience of internationally-trained professionals into the Canadian labour market.

by NationTalk on February 21, 20071201 Views

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Lytton To Get New Health Centre

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007HEALTH0012-000156
Feb. 21, 2007

Ministry of Health
Office of the Premier

LYTTON – The provincial government will provide $6.3 million for a new health-care centre in Lytton that will improve acute care and community health services in the region, with construction to start this summer, Premier Gordon Campbell said today.

“The new health-care centre is being designed to meet the health-care needs of seniors, local Aboriginal communities and Lytton residents in one facility,” said Campbell. “It’s an innovative example of how we can meet many of the goals outlined in the 2007 budget and throne speech, including our commitments on health care, the New Relationship, seniors and even the environment through green design features.”

by NationTalk on February 21, 20071239 Views

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Department of Transportation Plans Studies on Realignment of Tlicho Winter Road

YELLOWKNIFE (21 February, 2007) – A request for proposals to conduct engineering and environmental studies, which would help guide future decisions about changing the alignment of the winter road to the Tlicho communities in the Northwest Territories (NWT), is to be issued by the Department of Transportation.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) will help pay for the studies with a $460,000 contribution from its Targeted Investment Program. The Department of Transportation, Tlicho government and private industry will combine funding to match the INAC contribution. Studies should be completed by this fall.

by NationTalk on February 21, 20071230 Views

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