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Media Advisory: Human Resources and Social Development Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Sept. 11, 2007) – Steven Fletcher, Member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, will take part in the official grand opening of Anishinabe Place of Hope – Endaayaang in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The 20-unit transitional housing facility, operated by Winnipeg Inner City Missions, will provide valuable, culturally appropriate support services to single Aboriginal people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

Mr. Fletcher will be available to answer questions from the media and for a photo opportunity.

DATE: Wednesday, September 12, 2007
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: 287 Laura Street (at Logan Avenue) Winnipeg, Manitoba

For more information, please contact

Office of Minister Solberg
Pema Lhalungpa
Press Secretary
819-994-2482

or
Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Media Relations Office
819-994-5559

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071187 Views

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Keyano College Star Athlete selected as National Aboriginal Role Model

September 11, 2007

He is a star-athlete, a volunteer and now a national award winner – Alwyn Piche does it all. Piche, 20, who is a second-year student in the Transition Program at Keyano College, was one of the 12 young people selected as National Aboriginal Role Models by the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) this summer in Ottawa.

“I was honoured. It was a huge thing for me, my community, my family and friends,” Piche said.

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071434 Views

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‘Sisters In Spirit’ Seeks End To Violence

posted: September 11, 2007

Young Canadian Aboriginal women are five times more likely than other women to die as a result of violence, according to government statistics.

Georgian College students are promoting awareness of violence against Aboriginal women in a ‘Sisters in Spirit’ gathering and candlelight vigil at the Barrie Campus on Oct. 4, 6 to 9 p.m., in Alumni Hall. A variety of exhibitors will build upon the focus of preventing family violence and community healing.

“We’re empowering women to help stop the violence,” explains Debra Waylen, a student organizer from the Niwijiagan (peer mentor) program. “Violence knows no age barrier. Everyone is welcome; women, men, young, old, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal.”

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071567 Views

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ICT and NationTalk Partner to Bring Working Effectively With Aboriginal Peoples Workshop to Alberta

A popular and well regarded workshop is making its way to Alberta starting with Edmonton on October 19th, 2007. The workshop Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples is designed to help bridge the gaps in understanding between Aboriginal Peoples and non-Aboriginal Peoples looking for ways to work together effectively towards common interests.

This classic Aboriginal cross cultural awareness training program has been field tested with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Peoples a like and is designed to help individuals and organizations work more effectively with Aboriginal Peoples by getting beyond Aboriginal awareness to practical skills and tools that can be applied everywhere.

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071354 Views

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Southern First Nations Community Support Services Training

September 11, 2007
Press Release
For Immediate Release:

Indigenous Nutrition: Traditional Steps to Wellness

This training will focus on the relationship between traditional foods and wellness. It will examine the role that traditional diets and foods play in restoring balance within individuals, community and the natural world. It will demonstrate how our current diet and lifestyle are impacting our state of health, spirituality, mentally and physically. This training will bring together science and culture in a way that will benefit all who participate.

Where: Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
Community Centre (downstairs)
When October 16, 17, 2007
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Travel Dates: October 15 & 18, 2007
Presented By: Suzanne Katsitsiarihshion Brant

by NationTalk on September 11, 20071392 Views

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Shane Yellowbird Wins Chevy Rising Star of the Year at 2007 Canadian Country Music Awards

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9/11/2007

Samson Cree Nation, September 11, 2007: Congratulations going out to Shane Yellowbird, winner of the Chevy Rising Star of the Year Award at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held Monday, September 10th in Regina, SK., coming from Samson Cree Nation Chief and Council, and friends & family.

“We are very proud of Shane and I am sure his achievement will impact our community in a positive way,” stated Marvin Yellowbird, member of Samson Council and Shane’s uncle, “(Shane) is looked upon as a role model for the younger generation of Samson Cree Nation.”

by NationTalk on September 11, 20071818 Views

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Fisher River Cree Nation General Election 2007 Statement of the Votes

Elected Candidates:

To the office of Chief:
David Crate

To the office of Councillor:
Vincent Crate
Carl Cochrane
Conrad Garson
Keith Sinclair

>>Click here to download an official copy

by NationTalk on September 11, 20071314 Views

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A First Nations Economic Blueprint

September 4, 2007

Leaders of Canada’s First Nations, along with provincial and territorial governments, are sounding increasingly optimistic about new levels of co-operation aimed at bringing economic prosperity and jobs to the country’s aboriginal population. Canadian premiers say they’re anxious to take a more aggressive new role to help make that happen.

Phil Fontaine, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), says he believes future meetings involving the premiers and First Nations leaders will prove to be major steps toward easing poverty and chronic unemployment among the country’s aboriginal people.

by NationTalk on September 11, 20071678 Views

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Liberals Call Again on Conservatives to Support Indigenous Rights at UN

September 11, 2007

WINNIPEG – The Harper government must support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples when it comes to a vote before the end of the UN’s current session this month, said Liberal Indian Affairs Critic Anita Neville.

“There should be nothing stopping this government from signing the Declaration,” said Ms. Neville. “No less than three government departments – Indian and Northern Affairs, Defence, as well as Foreign Affairs and International Trade – have all recommended Canada support the Declaration’s immediate adoption.

by NationTalk on September 11, 20071325 Views

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Media release: Canada Failing Its Children

Ottawa, Canada, 11 Sep 07

Canada is lagging behind most other developed nations when it comes to child poverty, and all political parties should commit to a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy for our children and families, says a new report from Campaign 2000, the national non-partisan network committed to ending child and family poverty.

Summoned to Stewardship: Make Poverty Reduction a Collective Legacy calls on the federal government to set a target to reduce Canada’s child poverty rate by a minimum of 25% by 2012, and a minimum of 50% by 2017, Canada’s 150th anniversary of nationhood. Despite the 1989 all-party House of Commons promise to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000, no goals or timetables were proposed, and child poverty levels remain virtually unchanged.

by NationTalk on September 11, 20071338 Views

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