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Media Advisory: Province to Transfer Land to Labrador Inuit Communities of Nunatsiavut Government

Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
February 5, 2008

The Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, on behalf of the Government of Newfoundland Labrador, will transfer freehold title to Provincial Crown land in the Inuit communities of Nain, Postville, Makkovik and Rigolet to the respective Inuit Community Governments in a ceremony at the Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Wednesday, February 6, at 10:00 a.m. Minister Pottle will be joined by Tony Andersen, acting president of Nunatsiavut Government, AngajukKaks (mayors) and town managers of the Labrador Inuit communities.

On December 1, 2005, the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement (LILCA) was enacted to form the Nunatsiavut Government.


Media contact:
John Tompkins
Director of Communications
Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
709-729-1674, 728-7762

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Investing In Abandoned Mine Reclamation

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Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
February 05, 2008 – 013

McGuinty Government And Ontario Mining Association Funding Work At Kam Kotia Site

TIMMINS – A partnership between the Ontario Mining Association and the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines will focus on the rehabilitation of mine tailings at the former Kam Kotia Mine site in Timmins.

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Federal and Provincial Investment to Preserve Acadian and Mi’kmaq Basket-making Culture

4 February 2008
Richmond, Prince Edward Island

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and Richard Brown, PEI’s Minister of Development and Technology, today announced funding for the Basket Weavers of PEI Co-operative Ltd. to build a new facility which will preserve both Acadian and Mi’kmaq basket-making cultures.

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Peoples’ Shadow Report to the CERD on the United States submitted by IITC January 2008





Submitted by Alberto Saldamando
International Indian Treaty Council
2390 Mission Street, Suite 301
San Francisco, California, 94110 USA
Tel: + (415) 641-4482
Fax: + (415) 641-1298


We gratefully acknowledge all of the testimonies provided by Indigenous Peoples, Nations, Organizations and individuals that, in their own words, make up the substance of this Shadow Report. Although not all could be included, all contributed to whatever richness and scope it may have. Contributions and testimonies are cited in the body of the report. This Shadow Report is an enlargement of the US National Indigenous Shadow Report.

Contributors include: Alberto Saldamando, Working Group Co-coordinator, International Indian Treaty Council; Julie Fishel, Working Group Co-coordinator, Western Shoshone Defense Project; Hope Clark, Candidate for Masters in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management from the School for International Training; Manuel Pino, Professor, Scottsdale Community College; Josh Clark; Jaime Arsenault; Roxanne Ornelas, University of Minnesota; Sakura Saunders, CorpWatch; and, Andrea Carmen, International Indian Treaty Council.

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Joint Program Plans to Return Sockeye Salmon to Coquitlam Lake Reservoir

February 4, 2008

COQUITLAM: After an absence of nearly 100 years, sockeye salmon returned to the Coquitlam River in 2007. This follows the establishment of a program in 2003 to assess the feasibility of restoring sockeye above the dam. While there are still questions to be answered before a full-scale run can be re-established, work to address these is well underway. The return witnessed in 2007 has resulted in a renewed commitment among interested parties to re-establish Coquitlam sockeye.

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Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada Elects New President and Board of Directors


January 31, 2008 – Ottawa – Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada announced today the newly elected President and members of the Board of Directors.

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Romaine Hydroelectric Complex Project

The Public is Invited to Comment on the Adequacy of the Environmental Impact Statement

OTTAWA, February 4, 2008 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) today announced the start of public consultations on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Romaine Hydroelectric Complex Project, north of the municipality of Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20081237 Views

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BDC creates new Aboriginal Business Development Fund in Partnership

Port Alberni, British Columbia, February 2, 2008 – The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) announced today a partnership agreement with the Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) to create a new Aboriginal Business Development Fund (ABDF) to benefit entrepreneurs in the Nuu-chah-nulth trading area. BDC will invest $250,000 in capital for the micro credit loan fund and qualified entrepreneurs will be able to obtain business loans of up to $20,000.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20081353 Views

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The Government of Canada Announces the Appointment of New Members to the National Council of Welfare

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 1, 2008) – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced the following appointments to the National Council of Welfare: Ms. Brenda Hall of the Northwest Territories, Mr. John Guyon Richards of British Columbia, Mr. Mark Chamberlain of Ontario, Ms. Mildred A. Dover of Prince Edward Island, Reverend Richard Bragdon of New Brunswick and Mr. Zulfikarali R. Kassamali of Ontario.

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NAN Calls on Province and Feds to Address Policing Crisis

THUNDER BAY, ON, Feb. 1 – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy supports yesterday’s decision to partially close the Kasabonika Lake First Nation Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service detachment, calling on provincial Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Rick Bartolucci and federal Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day to address the growing policing crisis in NAN territory.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20081115 Views

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