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Health Agreement Signed Between Metco Ventures Inc. and Métis National Council

WINNIPEG, MB, March 28 – Yesterday, Managing Director of Metco Ventures Inc. Rick Boucher, also Vice President of the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 1, and Métis National Council (MNC) Vice-President David Chartrand, MNC Minister of Health, signed a one-year Métis Health Human Resources Initiative (MHHRI) agreement providing nearly of $1.5 million to increase Alberta […]

by NationTalk on March 29, 20072773 Views

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National Aboriginal Organizations Applaud Passage of Private Members Bill to Honour Crown’s Commitments on 2005 Kelowna Accord

OTTAWA, March 22 – The leaders of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Assembly of First Nations and Métis National Council – today welcomed the vote by the House of Commons to adopt a law signifying the Government of Canada’s dedication to honour its commitments in the 2005 Kelowna Accord to tackle acute housing, health and education hardships […]

by NationTalk on March 22, 20072262 Views

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The Métis Nation welcomes the passing of Bill C-292: An Act to implement the Kelowna Accord

Ottawa, ON (March 22, 2007) The Métis National Council is pleased to see that Bill C-292, which is of highest significance to the Métis Nation, passed third reading last night in the House of Commons. Bill C-292: An Act to implement the Kelowna Accord will now head to the Senate for royal ascent. In November […]

by NationTalk on March 22, 20072055 Views

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The 2007 Budget: A Missed Opportunity

Ottawa, ON (March 20, 2007) – David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Métis Federation and Minister of Finance for the Métis National Council (MNC), expressed disappointment with the 2007 Federal Budget announcement by the Honourable Jim Flaherty. President Chartrand explained that “despite the $11 billion spent on Aboriginal peoples, less than one percent is for […]

by NationTalk on March 21, 20072003 Views

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NWAC Adds its Voice in Plea for Help!

When: March 21, 2007, 10:15 a.m. Where: Steps of Regina Queens Bench Courthouse on Victoria Ave. Who: Judy Hughes, President, Native Women’s Association of Saskatchewan Gratia Bunnie and Lynn Acoose, residents of Sakimay First Nations Ottawa, ON (March 19, 2007) – On Wednesday, March 21st, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) will assist in […]

by NationTalk on March 20, 20071578 Views

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Federal Budget Misses the Mark for Aboriginal Canadians

Ottawa, On – March 19, 2007 – “Extremely disappointing” is how the Native Women’s Association of Canada President Beverley Jacobs describes today’s federal budget. There were absolutely no funding announced for Aboriginal specific initiatives and organizations that provide vital support programs for Aboriginal women and children. Plus, there are no initiatives to improve health care […]

by NationTalk on March 20, 20071542 Views

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Métis National Council – Media advisory

OTTAWA, March 19 – On behalf of the Métis National Council and our Governing Members, please be advised that the president of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Tony Belcourt, will act as the spokesperson for the Métis National Council in the response to the federal Government’s 2007 Budget announcement. President Belcourt will be available to […]

by NationTalk on March 19, 20071793 Views

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STATS CAN Asks Aboriginal People Asked For Input!

March 15, 2007 Statistics Canada is undertaking the Aboriginal Peoples Survey and the Aboriginal Childrens Survey with results expected to be released in January 2008. The attached newsletter will give you some specifics that you need to know. Also, contact StatsCan at: 1-800-263-1136 or visit: website ~ Aboriginal Peoples Survey newsletter

by NationTalk on March 15, 20071506 Views

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The Native Women’s Association of Canada Will be Available to the Media on Budget Day

Media Advisory The Native Women’s Association of Canada will be available to the media on Budget Day When: March 19, 2007, 4:00 p.m. Where: Parliament Hill, Railway Room (room 253 D) Who: Beverly Jacobs, President, Native Women’s Association of Canada, (NWAC) Sherry Lewis, Executive Director, NWAC Rob McDonald, Team Lead, Communications and Education Ottawa, ON […]

by NationTalk on March 13, 20071484 Views

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Women of the Métis Nation Calls for Action on Racist and Sexist Email Distribution

Ottawa, ON (March 7, 2007) – Women of the Métis Nation is dismayed at the issue of the racist email that has been disseminated by the Science and Industry department in the Northwest Territories. Tomorrow is the International Women’s Day, and the Federal Government has continually indicated that it understands the plight of Aboriginal women. […]

by NationTalk on March 8, 20072263 Views

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