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Opinion Editorial – Native Women’s Association of Canada’s position on Matrimonial Real Property

Ottawa, ON (April 26, 2007) – It is time to set the record straight on the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s position on Matrimonial Real Property. I am frustrated when the media are blindly led to write clearly biased reports without getting all of the facts. That is especially true with the Regina Leader Post […]

by NationTalk on April 27, 20071299 Views

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Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Give Back to Aboriginal Children

        Vancouver, April 11 – A new partnership could mean a more promising lifestyle for children and young people, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, across the country. NationTalk, a division of First Nation Tel, has announced that it is partnering with Orca Spirit Publishing and Communications, Inc. (Orca) in a project to promote better […]

by NationTalk on April 10, 20071680 Views

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CAMSC Reports $27 Million Procurement Spend by Corporate Members with Aboriginal and Minority Companies in 2006

Improving access to corporate supply chain would boost Canada’s economy, says CAMSC TORONTO – April 4, 2007 – The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) is reporting that its corporate members spent over $27 million in procurement dollars with aboriginal and minority companies in 2006. This compares with a collective procurement spend of $16 […]

by NationTalk on April 5, 20072342 Views

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SERIOUS ERROR IN JUDGMENT – in a Melfort Courtroom

Ottawa, ON (April 2, 2007) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada is shocked by the jurors’ decision in a Melfort courtroom to acquit Jeffrey Kindrat in the sexual assault case involving a young Aboriginal girl. NWAC President Beverley Jacobs says, “For the jury to deliberate for only two hours and come back with a […]

by NationTalk on April 3, 20071327 Views

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Metis Call Upon Conservative Government To Respect Metis Veterans for Service and Sacrifice

For Immediate Release Winnipeg, Manitoba (March 30, 2007). Today Metis Veterans from across the Metis Nation Homeland meet to tackle immediate challenges they face with a government reluctant to recognize their plight. The National Metis Veterans Association is hosting a conference for Metis Veterans at the Manitoba Metis Federation Home Offices. Today’s conference emphasizes the […]

by NationTalk on March 31, 20071430 Views

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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, 20072194 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, 20071727 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, 20071578 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, 20071505 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, 20071075 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, 20071096 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, 20071184 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, 2007998 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, 2007910 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, 20071707 Views

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2007 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards Hosted By Critically-Acclaimed Actor, Adam Beach

          PREMIERES SATURDAY, MARCH 31 – 8PM ET/PT ON APTN AND GLOBAL TELEVISION (Toronto – February 15, 2007) – Critically-acclaimed actor, Adam Beach (Flags of our Fathers) hosts the 14th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards on Friday, March 16 in Edmonton, Alberta honouring an extraordinary roster of 14 outstanding men and […]

by NationTalk on March 8, 20071562 Views

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NWAC Stands United With BC/Yukon

For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON (March 6, 2007) – The Native Women’s Assoc. of Canada is equally appalled and disappointed with the negative response shown by the federal government toward B.C./Yukon women’s groups yesterday in Vancouver. Despite pleas urging the Harper government to reverse its decision to cut back funding for several vital programs for […]

by NationTalk on March 6, 20071180 Views

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Media Advisory -National Film Board of Canada Screening and Fundraiser for Sharon McIvor, Aboriginal Lawyer

When: Thursday, March 8, 2007, 7:00 p.m. Where: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa Who: Alanis Obomsawin, Filmmaker Beverly Jacobs, Pres., Native Women’s Association of Canada Dawn Harvard, President, Ontario Native Women’s Association Sharon McIvor, Aboriginal lawyer and FAFIA Co-chair Ottawa, ON (March 6, 2007) – Beverly Jacobs, President of the Native Women’s […]

by NationTalk on March 6, 2007970 Views

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Minister Bev Oda Stonewalls Women’s Equality Organizations

BC Coalition for Women’s Equality and Human Rights For immediate release: March 03, 2007 (VANCOUVER) – B.C./Yukon women’s groups are deeply disappointed after meeting today with Bev Oda, federal Minister Responsible for Status of Women Canada. “The Minister’s refusal to move forward on issues of great importance to women in Canada is shocking,” says Shelagh […]

by NationTalk on March 6, 20071339 Views

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Women of Wabano and NationTalk Issue CD Fundraising Challenge

Health issues are front and centre these days within both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organizations and NationTalk has come up with a unique way of helping out one of these organizations. The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an organization that focuses on a number of health issues, facing many Aboriginal men, women and children. A […]

by NationTalk on February 25, 20071769 Views

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Three Aboriginal Leaders Named to CCAB Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame – Chief Victor Buffalo, Harry Cook and Garfield Flowers Honoured for Lifetime Achievements

Toronto, February 12, 2007 — The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today announced that Chief Victor Buffalo of Hobbema, AB, Mr. Harry Cook of Lac La Ronge, SK and Mr. Garfield Flowers of Hopedale, NL are being honoured for their lifetime contribution to Aboriginal business in Canada as the third group of laureates to […]

by NationTalk on February 13, 20073064 Views

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CCAB Announces More Achievements in the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Program – Six Companies to Be Recognized for Accomplishments

Toronto, February 12, 2007 — The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) will honour six corporations as leaders in working with the fast-growing Aboriginal sector of the Canadian economy. The ceremony will be part of the Ninth Annual CCAB Circle for 2015 Gala Dinner in Toronto on Tuesday, February 13. The dinner is being co-chaired […]

by NationTalk on February 13, 20071451 Views

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Media Advisory The 16th Annual Women’s Memorial March in Remembrance of our Stolen Sisters

Media Advisory When: 12:00 p.m. – Wednesday February 14, 2007 Where: Carnegie Community Centre, Vancouver, B.C Who: Edna Brass – Events Organizer Beverley Jacobs, President, Native Women’s Association of Canada What: Annual march “Their Spirits Live Within Us” Why: Honouring 29 missed and murdered women from Vancouver’s downtown eastside Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) […]

by NationTalk on February 12, 20071142 Views

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Métis National Council Concerned About Edmonton Police Service Exploitation of Vulnerable Aboriginal Women

Ottawa, ON (February 9, 2007) Métis National Council is deeply concerned about allegations that Aboriginal sex-trade workers were recruited to take drugs so they could be studied by the Edmonton Police in a training exercise. Regardless of whether or not these women gave their consent to participate in this “training,” Métis National Council would never […]

by NationTalk on February 10, 20071606 Views

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Health Canada and Métis National Council announce $10 M funding to improve the Health of Métis People

OTTAWA (February 6, 2007) – The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health and the Métis National Council Minister of Health David Chartrand, today announced the $10 million Health and Human Resources Initiative to improve health of Métis people. The news conference and signing ceremony took place at the Crowne Plaza in Ottawa. This funding of […]

by NationTalk on February 6, 20071449 Views

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Canada’s New Government Announces Health Human Resources Initiative with the Métis Nation

OTTAWA – The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, today announced $10 million in funding to support efforts to increase the number of Métis working in Canada`s health care system. The Minister made the announcement at the Meeting of the Métis Nation Health Committee attended by the Métis National Council (MNC) Minister of Health David […]

by NationTalk on February 6, 20071700 Views

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Métis Nation Prepares For Launch of Multi Million Dollar Health and Human Resources Initiative

MEDIA ADVISORY Ottawa, ON (Feb. 2, 2007) On behalf of the Métis National Council, our Governing Members and Health Canada – all media are invited to the following: PRESS CONFERENCE Where: Crown Plaza Hotel 101 Lyon Street Ottawa, ON (Pinnacle Room – PH floor) When: Monday, Feb. 5th, 2007 Time: 12:30 – 1:00 pm Who: […]

by NationTalk on February 2, 20071273 Views

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IMPORTANT REMINDER – Métis Nation of Alberta Responds to Appeal Court’s Ruling on Interim Métis Harvesting Agreement

      Edmonton, AB (January 24, 2007) – Audrey Poitras, President of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and the MNA Provincial Council, will hold a press conference to respond to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently released decision in the R. v. Kipp Kelley (“the Kelley appeal”). The press conference will be […]

by NationTalk on January 24, 20071508 Views

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Opportunity to Win Seats to 2007 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards

(Please Forward this Article to a Not For Profit Organization You Support) Update Posted – February 1st, 2007 : NationTalk congratulates Shxwhá:y Village First Nation as the winning Aboriginal oriented Not-For-Profit organization. Shxwhá:y Village First Nation will receive four tickets donated by NationTalk to attend the 2007 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Thank you to all […]

by NationTalk on January 23, 20072581 Views

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NWAC Expresses Its Support Of All Of The Family Members During This Horrific Time

VANCOUVER, B.C, Jan. 23 – Yesterday marked the beginning of the murder trial of Robert William Pickton. The Native Women’s Association of Canada would at this time like to express its support and deepest sympathies to all of the families who are grieving over their missing or murdered loved ones. “The trial is a reminder […]

by NationTalk on January 23, 20071314 Views

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Stage is set for Métis Nation – Saskatchewan election

Saskatoon, SK (January 22, 2007) – After years of uncertainty, the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan has finally set the wheels in motion to hold a long awaited, much anticipated province-wide Métis election. A meeting was held today in Saskatoon to work out the initial details leading up to a Métis Nation Legislative Assembly (MNLA) this […]

by NationTalk on January 23, 20071703 Views

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Three Aboriginal Leaders Named to CCAB Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame

  Victor Buffalo, Harry Cook and Garfield Flowers Honoured for Lifetime Achievements Toronto, January 22, 2007 — The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today announced that Chief Victor Buffalo of Hobbema, AB, Mr. Harry Cook of Lac La Ronge, SK and Mr. Garfield Flowers of Hopedale, NL are being honoured for their lifetime contribution […]

by NationTalk on January 23, 20071930 Views

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FN Power Summit – Opponents, Proponents or Partners?

March 9 &10, 2007— Calgary Sheraton Suites Jim Prentice, the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, Premiers, Hydro companies and Alternative Energy Companies will present at the “FN Power Summit” conference in Calgary. The conference runs March 9 &10, at the Sheraton Suites Hotel, and is expected to draw over two hundred people, so register […]

by NationTalk on January 23, 20071961 Views

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Métis National Council Reacts To Conservative Government’s “Error” on Inclusion of Ile a la Crosse Residential School

MEDIA RELEASE Ottawa, ON (January 18, 2007) – Clément Chartier, President of the Métis National Council, expressed disappointment today with respect to the Conservative Government’s announcement it would not follow through on its election commitment to include the Ile a la Crosse Residential School in the Government of Canada’s Residential School compensation package. The Ile […]

by NationTalk on January 23, 20072640 Views

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Diversity Leaders Call for Business Investment and Hope For Increased Aboriginal Employment In 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 8, 2007 ATTENTION: BUSINESS EDITORS Ottawa – A premiere national Think Tank: Influencing Aboriginal Labour Market Strategies: Increasing Returns and Productivity, held in Ottawa on December 13, 2006, involving Canada’s leaders in Aboriginal diversity (business, government and Aboriginal community), identified three key labour market strategies for 2007. These strategies; business […]

by NationTalk on January 23, 20071600 Views

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