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2014-10-14 08:25:05

RUBB Announces a Multi-Year Alliance with Aztec Group to Enhance, Expand and Develop its Engineered Fabric Tension Buildings and Structures Market Presence in Canada. MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE, QC and SANFORD, ME, Oct.14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Rubb Inc., a subsidiary of the Rubb Group AS, one of the world's largest manufacturers of galvanized steel framed fabric covered structures, is pleased to announce the appointment of Aztec Group as its Canadian agent. Through this agreement, RUBB will...

2014-09-25 23:08:41

Yerba Buena Wealth Advisors, LLC Helps Non-Profits Build Their Endowment Fund to Sustain Their Missions San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Yerba Buena Wealth Advisors, LLC, launches The Donor Motivation Program® unveiling its philanthropic planning services to support Bay Area based non-profits. Delivering The Donor Motivation Program® fundamentally changes the way non-profits approach and work with their very best donors. Based on the latest research and best practices,...

2014-09-17 12:27:40

Government of Canada Invests in Quebec First Nations Health WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Wendake First Nation and the Government of Canada today announced the inauguration of Wendake's Marie-Paule Sioui-Vincent Health Centre. Health Canada provided $3.1 M to support the construction of the new health centre and the facility will be operated by the Wendake First Nation. The health centre is part of an integrated facility that enables the community to expand primary healthcare and...

2014-09-16 08:29:59

LONGMONT, Colo., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has released a new report titled "Grantmaking in Indian Country: Trends from the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative" that, among other findings, reveals a large gap between dollars needed for essential Indian Country food projects and the actual funding available for those projects. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140212/DC63440LOGO That "unmet need" conclusion is...

2014-09-02 12:21:34

OTTAWA, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Canada Post is issuing a new commemorative envelope to recognize the 150(th) anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference - that began on September 1, 1864 - a historic milestone in Canadian history, marking the discussions of representatives from the colonies of British North America. The envelope, available in select post offices and online, showcases a photograph of the conference delegates on the steps of the Government House in Charlottetown....

Inupiat Family from Noatak, Alaska, 1929, Edward S. Curtis
2014-08-31 06:39:24

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Paleo-Eskimo people that lived in the Arctic from roughly 5,000 years ago to about 700 years ago, were the first humans to live in the region and survived there without outside contact for more than 4,000 years, researchers reported Friday in the journal Science. In addition, lead investigator Eske Willerslev of the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark and her colleagues report that the Paleo-Eskimos...

2014-08-25 08:24:41

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hip-hop producer/artist Seneca Da Product, with a life time connection to the city of Ferguson, is deeply saddened by what's taking place so close to home and has channeled his grieving into a musical expression. They say that "music has charms that soothe the savage beast," and it's Seneca's hope that his song, "Teddy Bears," will help soothe some of Ferguson's pain and unrest following the murder by a police officer of 18-year-old Mike Brown....

pueblo mesa verda violence
2014-08-05 12:38:56

Eric Sorensen, Washington State University It’s a given that, in numbers terms, the 20th century was the most violent in world history, with civil wars, purges and two world wars killing as many as 200 million people. But on a per-capita basis, Washington State University archaeologist Tim Kohler has documented a particularly bloody period more than eight centuries ago on what is now American soil. Between 1140 and 1180, in the central Mesa Verde of southwest Colorado, four relatively...

2014-07-17 16:23:35

Presented by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, Conaculta and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts July 31 - August 5 SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, Conaculta and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts are pleased to introduce MEX I AM: live it to believe it a first-of-its-kind festival showcasing the best of Mexico with a multidisciplinary array of inspiring leaders from the performing arts and academia....

2014-07-16 23:02:15

Cherokee Company Providing Full Range of Professional Services and Products to all Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government TULSA, Okla. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Cherokee Nation Technologies was recently awarded the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business contract by the U.S. General Services Administration. The new hybrid acquisition vehicle provides a full range of professional services and products to all departments and agencies of the U.S....


Latest History of North America Reference Libraries

Samuel de Champlain
2014-01-07 10:15:12

Samuel de Champlain, known as The Father of New France, was a Frenchman with many titles including navigator, soldier, explorer, cartographer, and diplomat. Born Samuel Champlain in 1574 to a family of mariners, exploration was in his blood and he took his first voyage as a young man in 1603, led by François Gravé Du Pont. In his early years, Champlain learned to navigate, create nautical charts, draw, and make applied reports. From 1594 or 1595 to 1598, he learned fighting skills in the...

Leif Ericson
2014-01-06 10:25:39

Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer seen as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years prior to Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, identified with the Norse L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern point of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. It is believed that Leif was born in Iceland around the 970’s - the son of father Erik the Red, an explorer and outlaw from Western Norway. Erik founded the first...

William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...

Mesa Verde National Park
2013-04-24 15:47:49

Mesa Verde National Park is located in the state of Colorado in the United States. The park contains 52,485 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the basket maker and pueblo peoples, also known as the Anasazi tribe. In 1868, the American government made a treaty with the Ute tribe that established the area west of the Continental Divide as belonging to the Ute people. A new treaty was established in 1873 that decreased the Ute’s land to a strip that...

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