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From poverty to prosperity – OFIFC research project takes a new approach to an old problem

October 18, 2017 Seven Friendship Centre communities in Ontario are tackling poverty by working to understand what prosperity looks like in their communities. The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) is working in partnership with these communities to conduct a large-scale research project, Ganohonyohk, to identify poverty reduction strategies through the lens of prosperity. “When we […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201763 Views

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Statement by Chief Adjudicator Dan Shapiro, on the decision by Supreme Court of Canada on the disposition of Independent Assessment Process (IAP) Records

We are very satisfied with the result of today’s decision. We have argued all along that IAP records are sensitive, confidential, and must be protected. Survivors were promised that the details of their most intimate and painful memories would not be shared outside the IAP hearing room without their consent. Many claimants told me they […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201744 Views

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Media Advisory: Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual environment report

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will release her annual Environmental Protection Report. The report includes: Indigenous communities and pollution Species at risk Updated approaches to environmental approvals Algae in lakes Aggregates Protected areas and parks Ministry report cards on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201766 Views

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Indigenous Culture Fund – applications due November 1

October 18, 2017 Applications are open for three funding programs under the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF). The ICF was created to support Indigenous culture and ways-of-life. The fund includes three streams: small grants, project grants for organizations, and project grants for individuals, groups and collectives. Projects could include traditional medicine workshops, language immersion classes, youth leadership development, and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201757 Views

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Toronto to Manitoulin: The Path to Planting – Susan Snelling and Barb Erskine recognized as Forests Ontario Green Leaders for their commitment to tree planting

Manitoulin Island, Ontario, October 4, 2017 – In 2003, Susan Snelling and Barb Erskine packed their belongings and left fast-paced Toronto for the idyllic serenity of Manitoulin Island. The move north was prompted by an employment offer that Barb, a psychologist, received from a First Nations health centre; Susan, her partner, a researcher in the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201741 Views

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Statement from Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Attorney General – Government of ON

October 19, 2017 9:00 A.M. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General, released the following statement regarding Ontario’s Cannabis Legalization Enforcement Summit: “Today, over one hundred law enforcement and public health experts from across the province, as well as First Nations representatives and the federal […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201732 Views

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Regional Chief Isadore Day on North Caribou Lake First Nation’s Grand Opening of All-season Bridge: Opening doors to New Opportunities

(North Caribou Lake First Nation, October 18, 2017) “This new bridge has taken four years of planning and preparation thanks to the hard work of Chief Dinah Kanate and her council. No longer will North Caribou Lake residents and visitors be limited to the declining duration of an ice bridge and winter road to the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201731 Views

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The GGPAA Foundation pays tribute to Gord Downie

Gord Downie, musician, singer, songwriter, environmentalist and native rights activist, left his mark on generations of Canadians. His lyrics for the Tragically Hip, quirky and clever as they are, have become a part of the Canadian soundtrack. Songs such as Blow at High Dough, Courage, Wheat Kings and Bobcaygeon, are now sung at campfires and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201734 Views

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Lakehead professors receive funding for research on pre-modern man, communicating climate change

October 18, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON Lakehead University researchers are receiving nearly $900,000 in SSHRC funding for important projects that may change the way you think about the world. Dr. Matt Tocheri is receiving $305,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for a five-year project investigating pre-modern and modern humans. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201742 Views

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Creating stronger business and personal ties between Canada and China

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Destination Canada promotes stronger people-to-people ties through tourism at Showcase Canada Asia October 19, 2017 – Ottawa Canada enjoys strong people-to-people and business-to-business ties with China, and the Government of Canada is committed to further developing these ties to take full advantage of new trade opportunities that support […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201747 Views

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