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Latest Aboriginal peoples in Canada Stories

2014-03-06 12:26:49

First time collaborations to improve the cancer experience for patients in rural, remote and isolated communities TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, partners from across First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations, the health sector and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer met to launch a new initiative to improve cancer control with and for First Peoples. While cancer affects everyone, rates of common cancers have increased among First Nations, Inuit and Métis in the...

2014-02-24 20:22:51

OUJÉ-BOUGOUMOU, QC, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute (ACCI) is pleased to announce the Book launch of the Mind's Eye written by Emily Masty and Susan Marshall and premier performance of the theatrical production, Mind's Eye, on March 1, 2014 in Whapmagoostui. The theatrical production, Mind's Eye, is directed by Shirley Cheechoo, An accomplished playwright, actor, visual artist, writer and director, Dr. Shirley Cheechoo is also a member of the James...

2013-12-11 20:20:51

HALIFAX, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The 2(nd) Annual Arctic Inspiration Prize has been awarded to three Canadian teams whose projects will translate knowledge to action to benefit the Canadian Arctic and its Peoples. The projects selected to share the $1 million award include: Ikaarvik: From Barriers to Bridges, the National Strategy on Inuit Education - National Parent Mobilization Initiative, and SakKijânginnatuk Nunalik: Healthy homes in thriving Nunatsiavut communities. The...

2013-11-06 12:24:07

CanNor and Qikiqtani Inuit Association collaborate to promote economic development from resource development projects IQALUIT, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - he Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA), confirming both parties' commitment to advance responsible resource development while promoting regional benefits in the Qikiqtani region of Nunavut. Under this MOU, CanNor and the QIA...

2013-10-24 08:26:51

HALIFAX, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Six projects have been shortlisted for the 2(nd) Annual Arctic Inspiration Prize. The $1 million Prize was established in 2012 to support projects that translate knowledge to action to benefit Canada's Arctic and its Peoples. Project teams selected for the 2013 shortlist are as follows: The AVATIVUT Program - A community program engaging Inuit youth in scientific research including long-term environmental monitoring through scientist-led...

2013-10-02 12:25:18

TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - British Columbia leads the provinces in educational outcomes for young Aboriginal adults, while Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta lag badly, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Why is BC Best? The Role of Provincial and Reserve School Systems in Explaining Aboriginal Student Performance," author John Richards finds that innovative approaches in BC help account for much better high-school completion rates for...

2013-10-01 23:35:54

Chippewa Hills, Big Rapids and Ferris State University athletic departments have offered to make one of their fall home football games this season an Eagle Village game – two of which will be “Blue Outs” to recognize Child Abuse Prevention. Hersey, MI (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Even though April is officially Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, families, schools and communities are taking action every day of the year to ensure that children are safe. To help accomplish this, Eagle...

2013-09-23 12:28:40

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, Sept. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Provincial and territorial governments, Aboriginal groups, industry and all Canadians will now have access to an online repository of information on Aboriginal and treaty rights previously only available to federal officials. The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced the launch of the new web tool (aandc.gc.ca/atris) at the opening of the Northern Development Minister's Forum...

Climate Woes Continue: Changes In Polar Bear Diet Result In Higher Toxin Exposure
2013-09-20 12:34:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Warmer than average Arctic temperatures in recent years have been stirring up all kinds of ecological changes and a new study in the journal Global Change Biology indicates that polar bears could be getting exposed to higher levels of toxins as a result. The study looked at an East Greenlandic population of polar bears, which is expected to enjoy the Arctic sea ice far longer than other regions. However, the loss of ice sheet cover in...

2013-09-10 20:23:37

OTTAWA, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national voice of Canada's Inuit, are encouraging all Canadians to join a worldwide movement to celebrate life and to save lives. World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to bring much-needed attention to an issue that claimed the lives of more than 3,500 Canadians...


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2009-01-15 18:19:02

The Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) also known as Hooligan, Ooligan, or Candlefish, is a small fish found in marine waters along thePacific coast of North America from northern California to Alaska. Most of their adult life is spent in the ocean, but they do return to their natal freshwater streams and rivers to spawn and die. Its common names can be quite confusing. The name "Candlefish" derives from the fact that when they spawn, their body weight is 15% fat and when the fish is...

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