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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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Media Advisory: United Nations General Assembly to Take Action on Declaration on Indigenous Rights

WHEN: Thursday 13 September, 10:00am EST (NOTE: Session starts at 10:00am, Declaration is Item 6 on the Agenda)

WHERE: General Assembly Hall, UN Headquarters, First Avenue & 46th Street


by NationTalk on September 12, 20071171 Views

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Canadian Parks Council (CPC) – Winnipeg, Manitoba – September 11, 2007

Winnipeg, September 11, 2007

Parks Ministers released a report today to help guide their work in restoring habitats, controlling harmful invasive species and re-introducing locally extinct wildlife in Canada’s parks and protected areas. This is the first such set of guidelines produced by and for Canada’s park agencies.

The ecosystems in Canada’s national, provincial and territorial parks and protected areas maintain biological diversity, preserve natural capital and provide ecological services, yet these protected areas rarely contain complete, unaltered ecosystems. Principles and Guidelines for Ecological Restoration in Canada’s Protected Natural Areas outlines the benefits that follow when ecological values of a protected area are restored. They include improvement in biological diversity, increases in the population and distribution of rare and threatened species, enhanced landscape connectivity, greater availability of environmental goods and services and improvement of the well-being of Canadians.

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071665 Views

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Media Advisory – Native Women’s Association of Canada to Attend Historic Moment at the United Nations

New York City, NY, U.S.A. (September 12, 2007) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s President Beverley Jacobs will be in attendance at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 13 in support for the historic vote on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The United Nations General Assembly […]

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071205 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council Urges Canada to Vote in Support of UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – The First Nations Leadership Council is urging Canada to vote in support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper (attached). The United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to consider the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for final adoption during tomorrow’s session in New York.

“The indigenous peoples of Canada are outraged and offended that Canada has consistently been one of a small group of countries who have opposed the adoption of the Declaration”, said Grand Chief Edward John, a member of the First Nations Summit executive and First Nations Leadership Council, Representative of the Assembly of First Nations on International Issues, and Co-Coordinator of the North American Regional Indigenous Peoples Caucus. Grand Chief John is at the United Nations this week on behalf of the Assembly of First Nations.

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071472 Views

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Métis Leaders Appalled at Request for Court Intervention by MNC Past President

For Immediate Release MEDIA ADVISORY SASKATOON (September 12, 2007) – Four of the five provincial governing members of the Métis National Council will hold a news conference today at 5:00 p.m. EDT to respond to a court order being requested by MNC past-President Clement Chartier and MMF President David Chartrand which would have the effect […]

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Nunavik Elders to participate in Seniors Parliament 2007


Kuujjuaq, Québec – September 5th 2007 – On September 10 and 11 2007, four of Nunavik’s elders will participate in the Seniors Parliament, which will be held in Quebec City’s National Assembly. Mr. Bobby Snowball, president of the Nunavik Elders association, Mr. Johnny Watt, Mrs. Elashuk Pauyungie and Mr. Daniellie Qinauuak, all member of the Elders Committee, will have a chance to address their concerns in Inuktitut.

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071388 Views

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Economic Self-Reliance and Environmental Sustainability Cornerstones of the Province’s Energy Plan

A clear and strong vision for the development of the province’s Energy Warehouse is the foundation of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s first ever Energy Plan.

Focusing Our Energy is a comprehensive document that will guide the energy policy of the province in the coming years, said the Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, as he released the plan today. The Premier was joined by the Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Minister of Natural Resources. The plan will chart a course for the province to achieve self-reliance and prosperity, as well as develop sustainable green energy solutions for the 21st century.

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071344 Views

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