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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...

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...

2013-08-13 12:21:41

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LoneStar Geophysical Canada, a sister company to the U.S.-based LoneStar Geophysical Surveys and a leading provider of onshore seismic data acquisition services in North America, announced today an exclusivity agreement between LoneStar Geophysical Canada and Petro North Corp. which includes consummating a strategic coalition with First Nations & Metis communities throughout Canada. LoneStar Geophysical Canada headquartered in...

2013-07-10 16:21:28

TORONTO, July 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Métis Nation of Ontario ("MNO") and Rainy River Resources Ltd. ("Rainy River" or the "Company" (RR.TSX)) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") to guide their working relationship in regard to the development of the Rainy River Gold Project in the Township of Chapple, approximately 65 kilometers northwest of Fort Frances, Ontario. "The MNO is pleased with the positive relationship-building efforts...

2013-07-10 12:22:47

YELLOWKNIFE, NT, TORONTO, ON, NEW YORK, NY, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - De Beers and Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPV, NYSE MKT: MDM) are pleased to announce that De Beers, as Operator of the Gahcho Kué Project, has entered into an Impact Benefit Agreement with the North Slave Métis Alliance for the proposed Gahcho Kué Mine.  The agreement sets in place a framework for De Beers and the North Slave Métis Alliance to optimize the participation of the North Slave Métis...

2012-09-25 06:29:09

VANCOUVER, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has awarded the first annual Skills Award for Indigenous Youth to Baillie Redfern, an M.Sc graduate student studying Genome Science and Technology at the University of British Columbia. The $2,500 award is targeted at youth from 18 to 25 who are enrolled in an apprenticeship program, college or in university who are a First Nations, Métis or Inuit individual with strong academic standing,...

2011-10-04 10:20:28

The stroke rate among Manitoba Metis is nearly 25 percent higher than for other Manitobans, according to a study by the University of Manitoba and the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress. The higher stroke rate is driven by a 53 percent higher smoking rate, 34 percent higher rate of diabetes, and 13 percent higher rate of high blood pressure among Metis aged 40 years and older, compared to all other Manitobans. High blood pressure, smoking and...

2008-06-19 18:00:14

By THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - Metis Nation-Saskatchewan leaders are meeting with Premier Brad Wall's government to begin talks on what could be a breakthrough on hunting and fishing rights - after a decade of legal wrangling. CEO Brian Kembel says the negotiations come after Metis in the province won more than five illegal hunting cases in court. It's hoped there will be an interim agreement by the fall. Alberta and its Metis are expected to square off in court in a test case next...

2005-11-26 07:45:30

By Allan Dowd KELOWNA, British Columbia (Reuters) - Government and aboriginal leaders endorsed a C$5 billion (US$4.3 billion) plan on Friday aimed at dramatically easing the dire povertyfaced by Canada's native peoples within a decade. But with some key details of the plan still to be worked out, and a federal election poised to begin within days, the leaders were forced to defend against suggestions their lofty goals would never be enacted. "We have looked at some of the failings...