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Manitoba Metis Federation Sets Date for Emergency Fisheries Meeting

January 29, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the Manitoba Metis Federation will host its emergency meeting in response to the Manitoba fisheries crisis. The meeting will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Winnipeg. The MMF will be covering the cost for active, licensed Métis fishers […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 201857 Views

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AMC: Supreme Court of Canada decision relevant to Manitoba First Nations, says Grand Chief

Treaty One Territory _ The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed that the Crown breached its fiduciary obligations in the case Williams Lake Indian Band v Canada. It is the first appeal from the Specific Claims Tribunal to reach the Supreme Court of Canada. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs intervened in the case to argue […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 2018110 Views

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AMC supports releasing funds but has concerns over long term benefits to First Nation children

TREATY ONE TERRITORY _ Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott announced today that the federal government is sending letters to all 105 First Nations Child and Family Services agencies across Canada and will immediately reimburse costs for the last two years. “We need more resources for our children,” said Grand Chief Arlen Dumas. “But I feel […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 201886 Views

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Government of Canada introduces new protections for fish and their habitat

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ottawa, Ontario – From coast to coast to coast, Canadians have signaled their strong passion for protecting the fish and fish habitat that play such a vital role in our environment, our communities and our livelihoods. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 201881 Views

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Minister Bibeau announces Canadian organizations selected for International Indigenous and Youth Internship programs

Internships abroad are a great way for Canadian youth to gain professional experience and boost their skills and knowledge. They help to prepare youth for future employment and become truly engaged global citizens. As we mark International Development Week (IDW), the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced the names of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 201879 Views

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Canada Summer Jobs 2018 application period for employers extended

Employers who haven’t already applied are invited to do so today February 2, 2018         Gatineau, Quebec         Employment and Social Development Canada The Canada Summer Jobs Program gives tens of thousands of young Canadians the chance to gain skills and valuable work experience, while saving money to pay for their education—strengthening our middle class and […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 201885 Views

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Canada Fails to Grasp the “Emergency” in First Nations Child Welfare: Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Finds Federal Government Non-Compliant with Relief Orders

OTTAWA, ON (February 1, 2018, 9:00 a.m.) – The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) has issued a fifth legal order (2018 CHRT 4) against the Federal government in an ongoing case for equity for First Nations children and families. A landmark ruling by the Tribunal in January 2016 found Canada to be racially discriminating […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 201895 Views

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Fine Arts students, BU Theatre Club collaborate for exhibition on mental health

February 1, 2018 BRANDON – Members of the Brandon University (BU) Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art and the BU Theatre Club are teaming up to launch a new exhibition at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Fine Art. Coinciding with Brandon University Students’ Union (BUSU) Mental Health Week, the exhibition is titled “Drawing the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 201871 Views

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Supporting Métis research and students – U of Winnipeg

January 31, 2018 The University of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that brings an additional $600,000 to campus to support Métis scholarship at UWinnipeg over the next decade. Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg and Dr. David Chartrand, President, MMF, say the new initiative builds on a strong […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 201879 Views

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Wasaya Group and Exchange Income Corporation Announce Partnership

WINNIPEG, Feb. 1, 2018  – We are pleased to announce Wasaya Group (“Wasaya”), its shareholders and Exchange Income Corporation (“EIC”) (TSX:EIF) have entered into an agreement to partner whereby EIC will both recapitalize Wasaya and the Wasaya shareholders will exchange a portion of their interests in Wasaya for shares of EIC.  These transactions, together with anticipated […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 201850 Views

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