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The Government of Canada establishes Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

August 25, 2017 Regina, Saskatchewan As a tribute to the firefighters who risk their lives to keep Canadians safe, today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced the formal establishment of Firefighters’ National Memorial Day. Minister Goodale was accompanied by Michael Fougere, Mayor of Regina; Robert Kirkpatrick, President of the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 25, 201730 Views

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Indigenous 150+ Offers All Ages, PWYC Film Screening

INDIGENOUS 150+ OFFERS ALL AGES, PWYC FILM SCREENING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 @7PM: NIAGARA FALLS SACRED WATER: STANDING ROCK PART 1 BRENDAN EMMERSON, WATER PROTECTOR IN ATTENDANCE http://www.indigenous150plus.com The final Niagara Falls screening in the Indigenous 150+ pay-what you can film series is slated for Wednesday, August 30 at the Seneca Queen Theatre, 4624 Queen Street […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 201731 Views

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Loved Métis musician, Richard Laboucan, passes away – MNA

It is with deep sadness that Region VI Metis Nation has learned of the passing of Richard Laboucan. Richard was a long time friend who was an excellent entertainer musician. He was awesome on the fiddle and many of our youth and members have jigged over the years to his tunes. He was also a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201743 Views

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Herb Belcourt, Métis entrepreneur and philanthropist, passes away – Global

Edmonton entrepreneur and Order of Canada recipient Herb Belcourt died Wednesday morning after battling Stage 4 cancer. Lesley, his wife of 44 years, said Belcourt passed away one day before his 86th birthday. In 2010, Belcourt was awarded the Order of Canada for his work to improve the lives of Métis people in Alberta. In […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 201735 Views

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Marcia Trudeau-Bomberry, CEO North American Indigenous Game 2017 (NAIG)

NationTalk speaks with Marcia Trudeau-Bomberry discussing the upcoming 2017 North American Indigenous Games presented in Toronto, Hamilton and Six Nations on the Grand River from July 16-23, 2017. The theme of the 2017 Games is Past, Present, Future. All One. The Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will unite individuals and communities across North […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201743 Views

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Media Advisory: Aboriginal Day Live Line-Up Revealed – Eight Cities. One Great Gathering

May 25, 2017 Aboriginal Day Live Line-Up Revealed Eight Cities. One Great Gathering WINNIPEG, MB–( May 25, 2017) – The nation is already buzzing about this year’s Aboriginal Day Live (ADL) going coast-to-coast-to-coast for Canada 150. Today, the lineup with over 70 of some of the biggest names in music and television, including award winning […]

by pmnationtalk on May 25, 201792 Views

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Leaders Agree: Now Is the Time To Honour Indigenous Elders

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Leaders Agree: Now Is the Time To Honour Indigenous Elders Indigenous Groups in Alberta join forces to host historic national First Nations, Metis, Innu & Inuit elders and seniors gathering. For Immediate Release April 12, 1017 Edmonton, AB, Treaty No. 6 Territory: Today, Alberta Indigenous leaders and government partners are coming together […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201789 Views

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Improvements to affordable housing in Grande Prairie underway

GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA, April 5, 2017 — The Governments of Canada and Alberta are working to make life better for residents of Grande Prairie by investing $971,000 in joint funding to upgrade affordable, seniors and special needs housing units. The funding has been allocated for projects like furnace and hot water tank replacements and fire […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 201746 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Second Serious Installment to Close the Gap, Must Lead to Real Change Faster

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Second Serious Installment to Close the Gap, Must Lead to Real Change Faster OTTAWA, March 22, 2017  – Budget 2017 makes important and positive investments to help close the socio-economic gap for First Nations, but these investments must lead to real change, faster, says Assembly of First Nations (AFN) […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201769 Views

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Aboriginal people and the labour market

Released: 2017-03-16 The Aboriginal population in Canada has historically had lower labour force participation and employment rates, and a higher unemployment rate, than the non-Aboriginal population. These trends were exacerbated during the economic downturn of 2008/2009. According to key labour market indicators, Aboriginal people were affected more severely, and for a longer duration, by the recent recession […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2017116 Views

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