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Premier Announces Senior Public Service Appointments

January 16, 2015 The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced several changes to the senior executive of the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service. “Our province is fortunate to be served by some of the finest public service professionals anywhere in Canada. The members of our senior executive bring considerable expertise, experience […]

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Annual Mawio’mi to feature student workshops – Truro Daily News

January 14, 2015 ‘It’s so exciting to see everyone, especially the children, out dancing in their regalia’ TRURO – Students will have a chance to be a little bit more involved with Mi’kmaw culture at this year’s Mawio’mi. Chasity Lucio, co-ordinator of Aboriginal student services at the Nova Scotia Community College Truro campus, said the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 201513607 Views

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Mercury concerns covered in assessment: Nalcor – N and L Compass

January 14, 2015 The Telegram Nunatsiavut government loses application against Muskrat Falls development. The Nunatsiavut government still has concerns over the potential for the hydroelectric development at Muskrat Falls to lead to methylmercury contamination downstream in Lake Melville, reaching into the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area. The recognized government representing Labrador Inuit has repeatedly raised those […]

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Ursula Johnson Addresses Ancestry, Identity, and Cultural Practice in Mi’kwite’tmn – Do You Remember

A nationally touring exhibition opens on January 17 at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Ursula Johnson: Mi’kwite’tmn (‘Do You Remember’) explores the state of traditional Mi’kmaw basketry—a practice few youth are keeping alive today in the aboriginal community. Media Release (01/14/2015) Charlottetown, PEI – A Nova Scotia native, Johnson learned Mi’kmaw ash splint basket […]

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Court decision dismisses Inuit groups attempt to quash Muskrat Falls permit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 14, 2015 ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador has dismissed an attempt by the Nunatsiavut government to quash a permit related to the Muskrat Falls project. The Labrador Inuit group had hoped to prevent the province from issuing a permit that would allow the construction of dams, […]

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Tanya Tagaq in Concert with ‘Nanook of the North’ Jan. 25

January 14, 2015 Internationally acclaimed performer Tanya Tagaq will appear in concert in Pickard Auditorium, Bowdoin College at 7 p.m. Sunday January 25, 2015. This avant-garde music sensation will create exciting new music against the backdrop of the Inuit film Nanook of the North. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up […]

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RCMP in New Brunswick now say it’s unclear whether man shot at them in standoff – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 14, 2015 WOODSTOCK, N.B. _ The Mounties in New Brunswick say it’s unclear whether an armed man at the centre of a recent 11-hour standoff with police fired his weapon at officers on the scene. The RCMP said Monday that there was an exchange of gunfire on Sunday between officers and an […]

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Lessons in the Language – Media Co-op

January 13, 2015 Mi’kmaq educators start early to overcome legacy of assimilation policies For over a century, the Canadian government’s official policy was to eradicate Indigenous cultures. Through the residential school system, government agents separated First Nations’ children from their families, forcing them into schools where they would be punished for speaking their mother tongues. […]

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Applications Available for Age-Friendly Grants Program

Province Supports Age-Friendly Communities Applications are now available for the Provincial Government’s Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador (AFNL) Grants Program, which provides up to $200,000 annually to assist incorporated municipalities and Aboriginal governments, as well as local senior’s organizations and groups, to become more involved in creating age-friendly communities. An age-friendly community has been defined by […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 201515469 Views

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Federal government provides funding for project to help youth in Newfoundland and Labrador

January 13, 2015 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Justice Canada Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced funding of $105,881 to the Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland (PLIAN) for a new project aimed at helping youth in the province to cope with parental divorce or separation. The project primarily aims to […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2015177 Views

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