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Deadline extended for the Heroes of Our Time (HOOT) 2015 scholarship – Medicine (Robert Smallboy Award)

AFN would like to announce that the deadline has been extended for the Heroes of Our Time (HOOT) 2015 scholarship in the category of Medicine (Robert Smallboy Award). The new deadline is now TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015. Note that this deadline extension only applies to the Medicine (Robert Smallboy Award) category. You can get all […]

by NationTalk on March 24, 20151006 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nations meeting with Assembly of First Nations on critical developments in Saskatchewan child welfare

Saskatchewan First Nations meeting with Assembly of First Nations on critical developments in Saskatchewan child welfare March 9, 2015 Present: Derald R Dubois, Executive Director, Touchwood Child & Family Services; Kyle Prettyshield, Executive Director, Health & Social Development Secretariat, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations; Wilson Sutherland, Director, Special Projects & Intergovernmental, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian […]

by NationTalk on March 23, 2015687 Views

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Advocate for Children and Youth Supportive of New Funding for at-risk Children, Calls on Government to Increase Investments in Early Childhood Development

March 20, 2015 The Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth supportive of new funding for at-risk children in 2015-16 budget, calls on government to increase investments in early childhood development SASKATOON – Bob Pringle, Advocate for Children and Youth, was pleased to see that the Government of Saskatchewan has provided an additional $7.7 million in […]

by NationTalk on March 20, 2015670 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Supports the Alternative Federal Budget and the Goal of Closing the Gap in Quality of Life Between First Nations and Canadians

Assembly of First Nations Supports the Alternative Federal Budget and the Goal of Closing the Gap in Quality of Life Between First Nations and Canadians March 19, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde expressed support for the key investments and a new approach based on recognizing First Nations […]

by NationTalk on March 19, 20151040 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Saskatchewan Manufacturing Centre of Excellence

March 19, 2015 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Western Economic Diversification Canada Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification announced a federal investment of over $1.4 million to help establish and operate the Saskatchewan Manufacturing Centre of Excellence. Under the governance of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), the Saskatchewan Manufacturing […]

by NationTalk on March 19, 2015505 Views

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Balanced Budget Keeping Saskatchewan Strong

Released on March 18, 2015 Finance Minister Ken Krawetz today tabled a balanced budget that will keep Saskatchewan strong by keeping taxes low, investing in infrastructure, controlling operating spending and providing new incentives that will help create jobs. The 2015-16 Budget is balanced, with a surplus of $107 million. Overall revenue is $14.28 billion, up […]

by NationTalk on March 19, 2015470 Views

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Budget continues Strong Commitment to First Nations and Métis People

March 18, 2015 The 2015-16 Provincial Budget maintains the Saskatchewan government’s strong commitment to programs and partnership initiatives that help create opportunities for First Nations and Métis people. The Budget provides $210.5 million in program funding targeted primarily for First Nations and Métis organizations and individuals.  This funding is in addition to expenditures on programs […]

by NationTalk on March 19, 2015480 Views

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AANDC What’s New

March 2015 March 18, 2015 – 2014-15 Projects Approved under the Six Priority Themes March 2, 2015 – Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies 2014-15 to 2018-19 SK3

by NationTalk on March 19, 2015558 Views

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Statement – Update on the First Nations Financial Transparency Act

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (March 17, 2015) – The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following statement on the First Nations Financial Transparency Act: “Our Government expects First Nation band councils to use financial resources responsibly and for the benefit of all community members which is why we brought in the […]

by NationTalk on March 17, 2015465 Views

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Standing Committee, Aboriginal Peoples – Notice of Meeting March 24 & 25, 2015

Previous Meeting Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:30 AM Audio 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 Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat -Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada -Daniel Leclair, […]

by NationTalk on March 17, 2015453 Views

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