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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, 201717 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, 201719 Views

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NACCA Event Video – Trevor Acoose, VC of the Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation Inc.

At the recent NACCA & PPF event in Ottawa, Trevor Acoose – Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation Inc. describes their organization as one of the largest Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFI) in Saskatchewan that provides funding to First Nations entrepreneurs. Trevor also speaks about the National Chief’s comments […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201735 Views

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Media Advisory – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock of FNCFCS to Mark Ten Year Anniversary of Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children

Media Advisory – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock of FNCFCS to Mark Ten Year Anniversary of Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children OTTAWA, Feb. 22, 2017  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201719 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Population size and growth in Canada: Key results from the 2016 Census, Today, Statistics Canada provides Canadians with a first glimpse of the latest national statistical portrait with results of the 2016 Census count on population and dwellings. Continue reading NT3

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201719 Views

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Western Diversification Program

This is to announce that Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is now accepting applications for the Western Diversification Program (WDP) Call for Proposals (CFP). Please note that WD is only seeking applications that directly support one (or more) of the following investment priorities: Clean technology; and/or Indigenous economic growth. Applications, as well as any supporting […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201736 Views

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Project 10 a lifeline for Montreal’s LGBTQ+ youth in a changed world – Montreal Gazette

January 8, 2017 When Bill Ryan thinks back to the early ’90s, when he founded Project 10, a program to help anglophone gay and lesbian youth in Montreal, he marvels at how much has changed in the ensuing years. “Twenty-five years ago it was a different world,” says Ryan, a social worker, psychotherapist and adjunct […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201727 Views

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SQ officer charged in Indigenous abuse probe found dead at home – CBC

Charges against Alain Juneau, 56, stem from time working for provincial police in Schefferville Jan 04, 2017 A former Quebec provincial police officer facing sexual assault charges was found dead in his home in Rimouski, Que., the coroner’s office confirmed Wednesday. Alain Juneau, 56, was found dead on Jan. 1. He had been charged with […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 201751 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Honours Gord Downie, Pays Tribute to Reconciliation Legacy

Assembly of First Nations Honours Gord Downie, Pays Tribute to Reconciliation Legacy GATINEAU, QC,  – The Assembly of First Nations today honoured Canadian artist and musician Gord Downie for his work on Reconciliation by presenting him with a star blanket and acknowledgment of the naming ceremony that he recently participated in. He was presented  with a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201678 Views

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