Changing Aboriginal Communications in Canada: NationTalk Launches Community Voices Manitoba Edition
May 13, 2014
For Immediate Release
Changing Aboriginal Communications in Canada:
NationTalk Launches Community Voices Manitoba Edition
TORONTO, ON, May 13, 2014 – NationTalk, being the most established online communications network for all Inuit, Métis and First Nations organizations in Canada, has announced that it will be launching the Community Voices Manitoba Edition on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. As the latest communications solution for Indigenous governing organizations in Canada, NationTalk purposefully developed the Manitoba Edition with the goal of connecting and empowering Manitoba-centric subscribers and site visitors. By offering a wide range of communications and media services to Indigenous governments, these entities will have the opportunity to share press releases, event listings, job postings, and tender listings on a regional and national level AT NO COST.
“In an ever-advancing technological world, unlimited listings for all 663 First Nations communities in Canada would enhance the capacity of First Nations communities to share information to promote and advocate for positive change,” said former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Shawn A-in-chut Atleo.
NationTalk believes access, interaction and sharing of information should be free for all Indigenous governments. With the determination to help Indigenous nations secure their place in business and society, the Community Voices Manitoba Edition will serve as the primary inter-tribal, Indigenous communications platform through which clear, positive, straightforward and empowering messages can be delivered. This platform will not only amplify the cultures, traditions, and entrepreneurial spirit of today’s First Peoples, but it will provide more opportunities for economic development in Indigenous communities across Canada.
“By providing all Aboriginal governments with access to the NationTalk Network, we all benefit from having an opportunity for dialogue that does not currently exist,” said Marion Crowe, Executive Director of the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA).
Diversity has everything to do with competitive edge. With the focus on the future of economic viability and sustainability, NationTalk has revolutionized the way vital information is shared, exchanged and distributed among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organizations in Canada. The Community Voice Manitoba Edition will provide progressive mainstream businesses with the opportunity to explore mutually beneficial partnerships and develop alliances with Indigenous communities that can offer numerous diversity-based advantages, including access to new labour markets, new suppliers, government procurement contracts, tax benefits, as well as improved access to natural resources.
“We encourage corporations and governments to get involved and support the development and success of communications networks like NationTalk that are making opportunities happen for our people through innovative business models and partnerships,” said Stan Beardy, Ontario Regional Chief from the Chiefs of Ontario.
NationTalk has developed an extensive and vibrant economic exchange network through which it invites corporate citizens to participate in Partner and Sponsor programs. By participating in NationTalk’s Community Voices Manitoba Edition, forward-thinking organizations will have the ability to gain strategic prominence within its network that can lead to prosperous new trade alliances with Aboriginal communities across Canada. NationTalk believes inclusion will set Mainstream businesses apart from their competition and allow leaders to flourish as they actively pursue collaborative prosperity with today’s First Peoples. Thus, NationTalk continues to encourage non-Aboriginal organizations to engage all First Peoples by supporting this new and inclusive playing field.
Incorporated in 2006, NationTalk is Canada’s premier native newswire and employment service that offers Aboriginal focused news, press releases, employment, event and tender listings, advertising and original content. With 15,000 subscribers, the company’s website and daily newsletter serves two million impressions annually. Since its inception, NationTalk has distributed over 90,000 Aboriginal-centric media releases and provided over $200,000 in communication and media services to not-for-profit organizations and small Aboriginal business owners across the country. Today, NationTalk is considered the world’s first hyperlocal network for all Aboriginal communities.
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