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2012-07-16 06:27:37

TORONTO, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will present the annual FPAC/AFN Aboriginal Forest Products Business Leadership Award at the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Meeting in Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday, July 17(th). The award celebrates a First Nations business leader for his or her success in the forest products industry. The winner must exemplify superior business leadership, exceptional...

2012-07-12 06:25:41

TORONTO, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will present the annual FPAC/AFN Aboriginal Forest Products Business Leadership Award at the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Meeting in Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday, July 17(th). The award celebrates a First Nations business leader for his or her success in the forest products industry. The winner must exemplify superior business leadership, exceptional...

2012-07-05 06:21:32

TORONTO, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Aboriginals living in Canadian cities report high rates of happiness based on their income, education, and network of personal relationships, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Breaking the Stereotype: Why Urban Aboriginals Score Highly on 'Happiness' Measures," authors Dominique Gross and  John Richards examine why, on average, urban Aboriginals are as "happy" as other Canadians and recommend policies to help more...

2012-05-29 12:47:51

As Canada prepares to chair the Arctic Council, Munk-Gordon Arctic Security Program offers 19 recommendations based on international workshop in January Finding a new way to fund the full participation of northern indigenous groups with Permanent Participant status at the Arctic Council in all of the organizations working groups and activities should be a top priority when Canada takes the chair of the influential inter-governmental organization next year. The recommendation is one of...

2012-05-11 06:25:08

Factsheet: Health Canada's Tenth Annual First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Award of Excellence in Nursing OTTAWA, May 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Parliamentary Secretary of Health, Colin Carrie, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, was present as three registered nurses were recognized for their dedication, initiative and high standard of excellence in serving Canadian First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada. Lori Monture of Hagersville, Ontario; Sophie...

Cast Bronze Buckle Found In An Ancient Eskimo Dwelling
2011-11-15 06:25:40

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered the first cast prehistoric bronze artifact found in an ancient Eskimo dwelling. The researchers believe the object to have been made in East Asia. The function of the object has scientists puzzled. The Eskimos could have used the object to clasp on their clothing or may have been worn by a shaman in religious practices. The object contains two parts, a rectangular bar connected to a broken circular ring. The object is 2...

2011-06-20 19:58:04

Our changing climate usually appears to be a very modern problem, yet new research from Greenland published in Boreas, suggests that the AD 1350 collapse of a centuries old colony established by Viking settlers may have been caused by declining temperatures and a rise in sea-ice. The authors suggest the collapse of the Greenland Norse presents a historical example of a society which failed to adapt to climate change. The research, led by Dr Sofia Ribeiro from the University of Copenhagen,...

2011-05-31 17:03:37

Johnson's research has taken her to Kanngiqtugaapik (Clyde River) on Baffin Island, Nunavut. There, she has been finding out how Inuit communities are adapting to climate change, and what contributions they are able to make to the development of policies and programs that affect them. "When we talk about supporting adaptation to climate change, what we mean is supporting resilience at the community level," says Noorjehan Johnson, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar in Cultural Anthropology at...

2011-03-11 14:07:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian hosts filmmakers Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro for the U.S. premiere of Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change--the world's first Inuktitut-language documentary on the topic--Sunday, March 27, at 2 p.m. in the museum's Rasmuson Theater. This groundbreaking documentary captures the voices of those who are often overlooked in the discussion on climate change: the...

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2010-08-10 13:20:25

Government sources said that a judge in Canada's northern Nunavut province has blocked a series of joint German-Canadian Arctic experiments after Inuit residents said the tests would hurt sea life. On Sunday, the territorial judge granted a last-minute injunction that halts a major seismic program that began Monday in Lancaster Sound, north of Baffin Island. Natural Resources Canada and Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute carried out the experiments. Justice Susan Cooper agreed with fears...