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Indian Residential School Settlement Update for May 11, 2011:

Update for May 11, 2011: In preparation for the Northern National Event in June, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) will host three Northern Hearings in the Yukon Territory beginning on May 24.To find out more, please visit www.trc.ca. The next status update will be available on May 18, 2011.

by NationTalk on May 11, 2011653 Views

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Residents, including children, sick after large oil spill in the Peace Region

Edmonton, May 4 – Little Buffalo community members, including school children, continue to experience nausea, burning eyes and headaches after one of the largest pipeline spills in Alberta history last Friday by Plains All American leaked nearly 30,000 barrels of oil into Lubicon traditional territory in the Peace Region of Northern Alberta.Instead of attending an […]

by NationTalk on May 4, 2011774 Views

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Aboriginal Affairs Ministers and Aboriginal Leadership to meet in Ottawa

the Aboriginal Affairs ministers and the leaders of five national Aboriginal organizations which comprise the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group (AAWG) will be meeting in Ottawa, on April 19, 2011 to continue to move forward on a plan to improve quality-of-life for First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples across the country.*(Expected participation is 7 ministers and […]

by NationTalk on April 13, 2011942 Views

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BETTER INCIDENT REPORTING NEEDED–PGT Releases 2009/2010 Child and Youth Guardianship Report

VANCOUVER – Improvements are required in the reporting of incidents involving injured children in continuing care said Jay Chalke, Public Guardian and Trustee in a report issued today. “Reporting standards where children in care are injured have to be comprehensive and they have to be observed,” said Chalke. “The Ministry of Children and Families has […]

by stucha on April 12, 2011421 Views

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Digital Stories – Intergenerational Effects of Residential School

Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE) is pleased to share access to the “digital stories” created by 6 First Nations women in: kiskino mâto tapanâsk: Intergenerational Effects on Professional First Nations Women Whose Mothers are Residential School Survivors at: http://www.pwhce.ca/program_aboriginal_digitalStories.htm This project set out to understand better how the residential school legacy passes on […]

by NationTalk on March 28, 20111396 Views

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6th Annual Aboriginal Women in Leadership Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2011 (Vancouver, BC ) On Wednesday March 30, 2011 The Women In Leadership Foundation (WIL), in partnership with the Squamish Nation, will be holding the 6th Annual Aboriginal Women in Leadership Forum — Community Champions. Presented by Scotiabank, this forum unites individuals from all backgrounds to celebrate the achievements of […]

by NationTalk on March 25, 2011804 Views

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Winnipeg’s Aboriginal youth celebrated

Winnipeg – March 18, 2011 – Today, Elder Carol Moar, Mayor Sam Katz, and community and partner organization members attended an event at the Millennium Library to celebrate “Oshki Annishinabe Niganniwak” – “Young Aboriginal People Leading.” The event recognized the achievements and successes of Aboriginal youth and the City’s partners in the delivery of employment, […]

by NationTalk on March 22, 2011801 Views

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Aboriginal Peoples – March 22, 2011 & March 23, 2011

Aboriginal Peoples Tuesday, March 22, 2011 9:37 am Location: Room 257, East Block (Webcast) Clerk: Marcy Zlotnick (613-990-6080) Agenda for the meeting – Senate Item & Details 1. Examine the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and other matters generally relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of […]

by NationTalk on March 21, 2011756 Views

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Survey- Timmins Aboriginal Services and Programs Gap Analysis

TIMMINS, ON: The Timmins Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) is soliciting public opinion regarding the programs and services that are available to Aboriginal people in the Timmins-region. The survey is now available at www.timminsedc.com. The responses will help determine service-gaps, as well as possible ways to address them.According to Statistics Canada, the Aboriginal community represents the […]

by NationTalk on March 18, 2011708 Views

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Report into RCMP shooting of aboriginal NS man to be released Friday – Winnipeg Free Press

Report into RCMP shooting of aboriginal N.S. man to be released Friday By: The Canadian Press Posted: 03/16/2011 HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia First Nation says the RCMP Commission for Public Complaints will release its report on the fatal shooting of John Simon on Friday. Brian Arbuthnot, director of operations for the Wagmatcook reserve, said […]

by NationTalk on March 17, 2011939 Views

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BC Métis Marshalling at Historical Inaugural Métis Summit

Vancouver, BC) The Coalition of Concerned Métis Citizens (CCMC) and Métis citizens will be making history in British Columbia when they come together to unite as a political force for action at the first ever Métis Summit scheduled for April 16th, 2011. The CCMC is hosting the Métis Summit with the objective of bringing Métis […]

by northernbc2010 on March 8, 20111216 Views

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Conservative Ministers don’t have a plan to prevent violence against women and human trafficking

March 1, 2011 In response to tough questions from Liberal MPs, Conservative Minister for Status of Women Rona Ambrose and Minister of Justice Rob Nicholson conceded today that the Conservative government does not have a comprehensive plan to address violence against women or human trafficking. “The Ministers were unable to answer my question on whether […]

by NationTalk on March 2, 2011830 Views

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Senate: Aboriginal Peoples – March 1, 2011 & March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 9:30 am Location: Room 160-S, Centre Block (Televised live on PTN) (Webcast) Clerk: Marcy Zlotnick (613-990-6080) ——————————————————————————– Agenda for the meeting – Senate Item & Details 1. Bill S-11, An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on first nation lands. * Witness(es) (9:30 am-10:30 am) Mushkegowuk Council Stan Louttit, Grand […]

by NationTalk on February 25, 2011889 Views

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Grand Chief Stan Louttit of the Mushkegowuk Council

Release Date: Feb 7, 2011, NationTalk speaks with Grand Chief Stan Louttit of the Mushkegowuk Council. Topics include the James Bay Treaty, Treaty No. 9, the findings of the diaries of Daniel MacMartin who was the treaty commissioner for the Ontario Government in 1905 when the Treaty was signed. These documents clearly show the conflicts […]

by ecnationtalk on February 7, 20112441 Views

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