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Urgent action required in five key areas, says Beijing summary report

March 6, 2015 UN Secretary-General’s report stresses that progress towards women’s rights and empowerment has been unacceptably slow, with stagnation and even regression in some cases. To be presented at the opening of the Commission on the Status of Women on 9 March, today UN Women Executive Director highlighted the key findings of the new […]

by NationTalk on March 6, 2015377 Views

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Standing Committee, Aboriginal Peoples – Notice of Meeting March 10 & 11, 2015

Previous Meeting Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:30 AM Televised live on PTN Video Webcast Subject to Change Location: Room 160-S, Centre Block Clerk : Marcy Zlotnick (613) 990-6080 AgendaStudy on challenges relating to First Nations infrastructure on reserves *Witnesses Fiscal Realities Economists -Andre Le Dressay, Director, Fiscal Realities Economists and Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics […]

by NationTalk on March 6, 2015407 Views

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Second Notice ~ Invitation to Participate AFN Specific Claims Review: Expert based – Peoples Driven

~ SECOND NOTICE ~ INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE AFN SPECIFIC CLAIMS REVIEW: EXPERT BASED – PEOPLES DRIVEN The AFN has appointed an independent Expert Panel to hold hearings and receive contributions for the development of recommendations to improve the Specific Claims process. The Expert Panel members are: Delia Opekokew (Chair), Bryan Schwartz and Robert Winogron (both […]

by NationTalk on March 4, 2015715 Views

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“National Chief Acknowledges Final Report by Working Group on Natural Resource Development”

      National Chief Acknowledges Final Report by Working Group on Natural Resource Development (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today acknowledged the final report by the Working Group on Natural Resources Development, Advancing Positive, Impactful Change.  The report was publicly released today by members of the Working […]

by NationTalk on March 3, 2015730 Views

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Harper Government supports economic opportunities for women

Minister Leitch highlights skilled trades and technical professions at roundtable March 2, 2015 – Calgary, AB – Status of Women Canada Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, highlighted the measures put in place by the Government of Canada to encourage women to enter into the […]

by NationTalk on March 3, 2015422 Views

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Government of Canada meets with Aboriginal leaders, provincial and territorial governments, on taking action to end violence against Aboriginal women and girls

February 27, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Status of Women Canada Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, and the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, joined with Aboriginal leaders and representatives of provincial and territorial governments at a national roundtable to […]

by NationTalk on March 2, 2015427 Views

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Working Together to Prevent and Address Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

Working Together to Prevent and Address Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls Issued on behalf of parties named below OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2015 Indigenous families and leaders, Premiers, provincial and territorial Ministers and representatives and Ministers from the Government of Canada met yesterday in Ottawa on needed action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls. Indigenous women […]

by NationTalk on March 2, 2015714 Views

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Media Advisory – National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to gather families, indigenous leaders, premiers, federal and provincial ministers

Media Advisory – National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to gather families, indigenous leaders, premiers, federal and provincial ministers OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2015  – Indigenous women and girls are three times more likely to be victims of violence than non-Indigenous women.  In a 2014 report, the RCMP estimated 1,181 cases of missing […]

by NationTalk on February 24, 2015646 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Says Federal Efforts to Address Family Violence Must Include Additional Commitments to End Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

Assembly of First Nations Says Federal Efforts to Address Family Violence Must Include Additional Commitments to End Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2015  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today that federal efforts to improve public health response to victims of violence must include additional commitments […]

by NationTalk on February 23, 2015692 Views

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Recent Report Points to Fundamental Challenges Facing First Nations in the Health Care System

Recent Report Points to Fundamental Challenges Facing First Nations in the Health Care System February 18, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stated that the recent report by the Wellesley Institute entitled “First Peoples, Second Class Treatment” is an important contribution to addressing the current issues facing First […]

by NationTalk on February 20, 2015701 Views

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