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2014-04-01 12:32:00

TORONTO, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - To foster better understanding of Aboriginal issues in Canada's major media and community outlets, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is pleased to introduce the new CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowship. "This is a very special new initiative for CJF," says Bob Lewis, chair of the CJF. "It aims in a small way to help bridge the yawning gap between traditional news media and the oft-ignored stories of Canada's Aboriginal people. The...

2014-03-26 08:25:02

LONGMONT, Colo., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced the Comcast Foundation has donated $2 million in airtime on Comcast's Xfinity cable TV system to run First Nations' public service announcements (PSAs) during June and July 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140212/DC63440LOGO This is the second year that the Comcast Foundation has made a significant contribution of broadcast time for First Nations'...

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...

2014-01-30 12:23:29

MONTREAL, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC), in partnership with Cementation Canada Inc., the Morris Group Limited, Flying Post First Nation, Lac Seul First Nation, Mattagami First Nation and Wahgoshig First Nation, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the intent to capitalize the First Nations Mining Corporation (FNMC). FNMC will form joint venture partnerships with local Aboriginal communities to promote, develop and...

2014-01-24 12:21:20

Six Nations of the Grand River opens new water treatment plant SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER, ON, Jan. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt, the Member of Parliament for Brant, Phil McColeman, today congratulated Six Nations of the Grand River on the opening of its new water treatment plant. MP McColeman described the project as one that would bring "lasting economic benefits" to...

2014-01-23 16:21:24

TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Today at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, participated in a panel discussion emphasizing new employment opportunities for Canadians in the growing extractive industry. Minister Leitch stressed the importance for employers to hire from under-represented groups, such as women and Aboriginal people, in order to help address the expected skills and labour...

2013-11-13 16:25:28

CLINTON, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The legitimacy of self-proclaimed "civil rights" activist, Ray Halbritter, who has been publicly seeking to have the Redskins name changed, has been called into question by documents obtained by full-blooded Oneida Indian, Melvin Phillips. Phillips claims that Halbritter has hijacked the Oneida culture to serve his own interests. In this public video, in his own words, Halbritter describes his leadership role as, "He who has the gold,...

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...


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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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