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The State of the Friendship Centre Movement: 2008

The State of The Friendship Centre Movement: Summer 2008 is a snapshot report capturing data from 114 of a total 118 Friendship Centres across Canada.

Statistics are based on reported projections regarding funding, staff, Board and points of contact as part of the 2008/2009 Aboriginal Friendship Centre Program (AFCP).

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by NationTalk on March 18, 20091428 Views

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Representative’s Report #5 – Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations

Representative’s Report

March 18, 2009
Update #5

Critical Injuries and Deaths: RCY Reviews and Investigations


The purpose of the Representative for Children and Youth’s reviews and investigations of child deaths and critical injuries is to identify and thoughtfully analyze issues – particularly in service delivery. The intent is to help prevent similar deaths or injuries in the future, and to inform improvements to services.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20091397 Views

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Aboriginal Youth in Canada: Emerging Issues, Research Priorities, and Policy Implications

Investing in Youth: Evidence from Policy, Practice, and Research

Workshop Report
March 2009

On March 17, 2008, a roundtable was hosted in partnership with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to examine the changing realities facing today’s Aboriginal youth and implications for public policy. This report discusses education, family and community well-being, and criminal justice as key issues for the medium-term policy research agenda. The report also describes the participants’ recommendations for successful approaches to research and policy development through more collaborative research practices and community or place-based policies.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20096310 Views

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November, 2008 All Chiefs’ Assembly: Background Documents

On November 25-27, 2008, an All-Chiefs Assembly on Proposed Recognition Legislation was held at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre in North Vancouver, BC. The purpose of this Assembly was for First Nations leaders to review and provide direction on key elements of potential recognition legislation. A number of background documents were prepared to assist in the Assembly’s deliberations and are appended to this memorandum as follows:

by NationTalk on March 17, 20091565 Views

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Majority of BC families Can’t Get Ahead: Study Reveals 30-year Decline in Incomes for All but the Richest

March 10, 2009

Vancouver) A new study reveals that BC’s poor and middle class families are in worse financial shape than their parents’ generation. The study, released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, finds that fully 60% of families with children are earning less than their counterparts in the late 1970s, while incomes for the wealthiest 10% have increased dramatically. The result is a widening gap between the rich and the rest of the population.

by NationTalk on March 16, 20091663 Views

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Multi-Sport Game Review

YELLOWKNIFE (March 12, 2009) – The release of the Multi-Sport Games Review was announced today by the Honourable Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA). The report was commissioned by MACA, in consultation with the Northwest Territories (NWT) Sport and Recreation Council, to guide the development of a long-term plan for the NWT’s involvement in multi-sport games.

by NationTalk on March 14, 20091946 Views

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IGH Strategic Plan 2009-2012

Gender Matters!

Table of Contents

Message from the Scientific Director
Introduction and Background
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Institute of Gender and Health
Gender and Sex: Definitions and Context
Strategic Research Directions
Capacity-Building Strategies
Priority Topic Areas
The Path Forward


A: IGH Management Team and Advisory Board
B: Strategic Planning Methodology

by NationTalk on March 12, 20091902 Views

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Report of the Auditor General to the Yukon Legislative Assembly—Public Schools and Advanced Education

11 March 2009

First Nations education in Yukon

11. Yukon is home to 14 First Nations who make up about 25 percent of the Yukon population. In the late 19th century, missionaries, with financial support from the federal government, introduced Western schooling to Yukon First Nations. At the time, the Indian Act empowered the federal government to provide for the education of Status Indian children in schools.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20092142 Views

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The State of The First Nation Economy and The Struggle to Make Poverty History


It was almost 40 years ago when the Indian Tribes of Manitoba issued their statement called Wahbung: Our Tomorrows,2 outlining a vision of their relationship with Canada and the steps that would need to be taken to restore balance in relationships and assure self‐sufficiency for future generations. It was a document specific to Manitoba but reflective of principles that are reflected in the aspirations of First Nations in all parts of Canada:

by NationTalk on March 11, 20092711 Views

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