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Aboriginal Rights & Empowerment Metis Nation News: Métis Nation delegates participate in National Roundtable on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls
Feb 28, 2015 –  The Métis Nation delegation was composed of MNC President Clément Chartier, MNC Vice-President and MMF President David Chartrand, Women of the Métis Nation (WMN) President Melanie Omeniho, Métis Elder Angie... Read the rest

Metis Nation News: Remembering a Much Beloved Métis Veteran
Feb 27, 2015 – “On behalf of the Métis Nation, we were deeply saddened to learn of our Veteran Robert Bruce’s passing and I would like to express our sincere condolences.” said President Chartier.... Read the rest

BIA News: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Revised Guidelines to Ensure that Native Children and Families Receive the Full Protection of the Indian Child Welfare Act
Feb 24, 2015 –  WASHINGTON, D.C. – In keeping with President Obama’s commitment to supporting Indian families and building resilient, thriving tribal communities, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced action... Read the rest

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development News: Minister Valcourt Announces Reappointment of the Commissioners of Yukon and of the Northwest Territories
Feb 24, 2015 –  February 24, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced the reappointment of the... Read the rest



Global Aboriginal Issues Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Complete the Action Plan to Improve Northern Regulatory Regimes in Yukon and Nunavut
Jun 3, 2014 –  As part of its comprehensive plan to spur economic development in Canada's North, the Government of Canada today introduced Bill S-6, Yukon and Nunavut Regulatory Improvement Act, in the Senate. This... Read the rest

VVA Veteran Book Review: Hog’s Exit by Gayle L. Morrison
Aug 1, 2013 – “Hog” was the call sign of CIA operative Jerry Daniels, portrayed as a beloved, though rather mysterious, hero by Gayle L. Morrison in her able oral history, Hog’s Exit: Jerry... Read the rest

New Book Announcement: The Fast-Changing Arctic: Rethinking Arctic Security for a Warmer World
Jul 1, 2013 – Announcing Publication of The Fast-Changing Arctic: Rethinking Arctic Security for a Warmer World (University of Calgary Press). Published just in time for Canada Day and the 4th of July holidays is the University of... Read the rest

The Irrawaddy: Minorities Still Neglected, Say Ethnic MPs
Oct 4, 2012 – The rights of Burma’s ethnic minorities are still not being respected despite recent political reforms, according to ethnic members of the country’s Parliament who expressed dissatisfaction with the administration of... Read the rest



Subsistence & Sustainability Secretary Jewell Underscores President’s Commitment to Build Strong, Resilient Tribal Communities at Pacific Northwest Tribal Summit
Apr 24, 2014 – KITSAP PENINSULA, Wash. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today met with representatives of Pacific Northwest tribes to discuss federal efforts to address the economic, social and climate change challenges facing... Read the rest

Eco Travel Guide: Review of The Fast Changing Arctic: 'Timely reading, indeed'
Feb 25, 2014 – A review of The Fast Changing Arctic has appeared in Eco Travel Guide: The online guide bringing you unusual, alternative and authentic experiences grounded in culture, nature and wildlife **... Read the rest

Polar Research: Review of The Fast-Changing Arctic: 'A great job in assembling ... a highly accessible anthology'
Feb 19, 2014 – A new review of The Fast-Changing Arctic has appeared in the Journal of Polar Research. Reviewed by: Kristian Åtland, Analysis Division, The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, P.O. Box 25, NO-2027 Kjeller,... Read the rest

New Wildlife Act ensures responsible stewardship through partnership
Nov 14, 2013 – YELLOWKNIFE (November 4, 2013) – The new Wildlife Act was passed on Friday in the NWT Legislative Assembly. The consultative and collaborative approach used to develop the Act demonstrates the... Read the rest



Aboriginal Business & Economy CIRI News: Affordable Care Act update
Feb 28, 2015 –   IRS Form 8965 now available IRS Tax Form 8965, “Health Coverage Exemptions,” is now available. Alaska Native and American Indian people can use this form to apply for the... Read the rest

CIRI News: 2014 CIRI shareholder tax information
Feb 28, 2015 –  CIRI mailed IRS 1099 forms to all shareholders for the 2014 tax year on January 29, 2015. You may receive more than one type of Form 1099, depending on the... Read the rest

CIRI News: Stock Will incentives continue in 2015
Feb 28, 2015 –  Along with the $200 monthly prize drawings, special incentives will continue in 2015 with quarterly drawings for an Apple iPad. Drawings will be conducted for the quarters ending March 31,... Read the rest

CIRI News: New prize drawing for confirmed descendants
Feb 28, 2015 –  CIRI regularly communicates with descendants through eNewsletters and announcements regarding items of interest, such as upcoming events, new programs and services and educational, training and job opportunities. In an effort... Read the rest



Health, Education & Safety CIRI News: CIRI employment and the marijuana initiative
Dec 29, 2014 –  In the recent election held Nov. 4, Alaska voters passed a ballot measure that will legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska. CIRI wants applicants of any job with... Read the rest

CIRI News: Alaska Native and American Indian Affordable Care Act Exemption
Dec 29, 2014 –   New Recommendation from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), every American must have health care coverage, but there are special exemptions that exist... Read the rest

Boat safety training in communities to benefit tourism industry
Aug 14, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (August 14, 2014) – A boat-safety certification course that will improve the safety skills and knowledge of tourism operators and their guides out on the water is an important initiative... Read the rest

Student Financial Services launches updated website and Facebook page
Jun 18, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (June 18, 2014) – The NWT Student Financial Assistance (SFA) Program launched an updated website and new Facebook page as part of the Department of Education, Culture and Employment’s commitment... Read the rest



Energy & Mineral Resources BMF News: Asian Development Bank to review Sarawak Energy loan
Mar 15, 2015 – Malaysian NGOs score victory in visit to ADB headquarters in Manila - Proposed loan to power supplier Sarawak Energy delayed in order to undergo enhanced due diligence. MANILA / PHILIPPINES... Read the rest

BMF News: Indigenous Representatives at Asian Development Bank Headquarters Call for Cancellation of Loan to Sarawak
Mar 3, 2015 – Fact-finding mission reveals Sarawak Energy failed to consult meaningfully with communities affected by Trans-Borneo transmission line and has yet to pay fair compensation – ADB asked to withdraw as a... Read the rest

BMF News: Malaysian Auditor-General asked to do audit of the Murum Dam
Feb 4, 2015 – NGOs are asking the Malaysian Auditor-General Amrin to conduct an audit of the Murum Dam in Sarawak on safety and pending concerns of affected communities. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Local... Read the rest

BMF News: Norwegian Pension Fund is asked to divest Cahya Mata Sarawak
Feb 3, 2015 – NGOs are asking Norges Bank to blacklist Cahya Mata Sarawak due to the company’s involvement in major corruption. OSLO, NORWAY -- In a joint letter to Norges Bank, the Bruno... Read the rest



Technology & Innovation Data Central: HP donates $2.7 million in calculators to students worldwide
Nov 6, 2012 – Imagine the difficulty of preparing for a high-stakes exam without having the tools that could help ensure success? That’s exactly the situation HP hopes to remedy with its calculator donation... Read the rest

Northern Scientific Training Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Sep 20, 2012 – OTTAWA, ONTARIO (September 20th, 2012) – The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today marked the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Northern Scientific Training... Read the rest

Dene Languages Apps
Mar 28, 2012 – The first Dene languages apps for iPhones and similar devices will be available for free download on the iTunes store in late April. “I am very pleased to be announcing... Read the rest

Newly Installed North Slope Well Will Test Innovative Hydrate Production Technologies
May 17, 2011 – A fully instrumented well that will test innovative technologies for producing methane gas from hydrate deposits has been safely installed on the North Slope of Alaska. As a result, the... Read the rest



Sacred Journeys: Travel & Tourism CIRI News: CIRI Alaska Tourism hiring for 2015 season
Dec 29, 2014 –  CIRI Alaska Tourism (CATC) is accepting applications for the 2015 tourism season to fill a variety of positions at its lodge and restaurant operations in Talkeetna, Seward and Fox Island,... Read the rest

CIRI News: CIRI sells stake in Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Nov 29, 2014 –  Ten years ago, CIRI invested in the 491-room Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa near Austin, Texas. The resort quickly developed a reputation as a sought-after destination for meeting... Read the rest

Boat safety training in communities to benefit tourism industry
Aug 14, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (August 14, 2014) – A boat-safety certification course that will improve the safety skills and knowledge of tourism operators and their guides out on the water is an important initiative... Read the rest

Building momentum for Tourism in the NWT at Ministers Conference
Sep 17, 2013 – WHITEHORSE (September 17, 2013) – Improving visitor access, marketing and tourism attraction development were central themes discussed at the Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers’ Meeting last week. Federal, provincial and... Read the rest



Indigenous Culture & Tradition Government of Nunavut News: Inuugatta Language Conference wraps up in Iqaluit
Feb 27, 2015 –  IQALUIT, Nunavut (Feb 27, 2014) - The Inuugatta Language Conference concluded this week in Iqaluit with a renewed commitment to the importance of Inuktut and its role in promoting Inuit... Read the rest

CIRI News: CIRI youth representatives visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center
Nov 29, 2014 –  During a recent tour at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Director of Education Steven Alvarez paused before a totem pole to tell a story to an exclusive audience. The Elder... Read the rest

GNWT welcomes legislation to establish Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve
May 15, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (May 15, 2014) – Premier Bob McLeod welcomed the introduction of Bill S-5 yesterday, which will formally establish the Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories’ Sahtu Region. The... Read the rest

Minister Valcourt Announces Re-Appointment of George E. Lafond as Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan
May 2, 2014 –  May 2, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada   Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Bernard Valcourt, today announced the re-appointment of George E.... Read the rest



Show Biz: Arts & Entertainment APTN News: APTN CONGRATULATES 2015 JUNO AWARD ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Jan 28, 2015 –  January 28, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) congratulates the 2015 JUNO Awards - Aboriginal Album of the Year Award nominees. Nominees' music genres vary from blues to roots to... Read the rest

APTN News: APTN PROUD SPONSOR OF 2015 JUNO AWARDS
Jan 27, 2015 –  January 27, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) welcomes the opportunity to once again support the JUNO Awards as an award sponsor for the Aboriginal Album of the... Read the rest

BIA News: Interior Signs Cooperative Agreements with Two Tribal Nations in Washington State to Reduce Land Ownership Fractionation in Indian Country
Jan 13, 2015 –  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor today announced that the Department has signed two additional agreements with tribal nations in Washington State through the Land Buy-Back... Read the rest

CIRI News: 2014 Bazaar showcases shareholder arts and crafts
Dec 29, 2014 –   CIRI employee’s inspiration results in first annual Holiday Craft Bazaar This December, 37 CIRI shareholder and descendant artists showcased their handmade Alaska Native arts and crafts at the first... Read the rest



Tastes: Aboriginal Wining & Dining Celestial Delish: the.Dyak restaurant in Kuching, Sarawak
Oct 22, 2012 – the.Dyak Venue: Sub-Lot 29, Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex, Jalan Simpang Tiga, Kuching 93300 Contact: +6082 234-068 Opening Hours: Daily 12.00pm - 11.00pm (last order at 9.30pm) (Closed on Sundays)... Read the rest

NANA: United Fresh Recognizes NMS and Kiana School Salad Bar
Aug 20, 2012 – Students in Kiana School enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables every day in their salad bar, even though their small Inupiat village is 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Principal... Read the rest


Allure: Aboriginal Beauty & Style Yahoo Finance: Victoria’s Secret Apologizes for Fashion Show Gaffe
Nov 13, 2012 – The annual Victoria's Secret fashion show taped last Wednesday caused a minor stir last week — but not because of any sexy underwear on display. Several Native American groups called... Read the rest

Sirens of the Southeast: Nagee Yang
Aug 6, 2012 – Nagee Yang is a young Hmong model from Minnesota. Her Facebook page can be found here. Please go there to view her portfolio and become a fan, if you are... Read the rest

Indigenous Celebrities: Georgina Lightning (Plains Cree)
Aug 1, 2012 – Georgina Lightning is a Native American film director, screen-writer, and actress. Lightning was born in Edmonton, Canada, and is a Mushwatchees Cree, registered with the Samson Band of the Hobbema... Read the rest

Sirens of the Southeast: Summer Kay
Jul 11, 2012 – Summer Kay is a model that has been around so long I thought she'd already been on here. Apparently not. Based on her location and appearance I'd guess she's Hmong... Read the rest



Archival Selections Northern Network Makes History: TVNC Goes National with APTN Launch
Mar 30, 1999 – But how will APTN affect the people of the North? On February 22, 1999 the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) made history by approving an application by Television Northern... Read the rest

Media & Aboriginal Culture: An Evolving Relationship
Jul 31, 1998 – An introduction to the Summer 1998 edition of Cultural Survival, on "Aboriginal Media, Aboriginal Control" that was guest edited by Barry Zellen. When print and electronic media first entered Indian... Read the rest

Surf’s Up: NWT’s Indigenous Communities Await a Tidal Wave of Electronic Information
Apr 1, 1998 – Fred Lepine, a Metis writer, musician, and philosopher who resides in Hay River, Northwest Territories (NWT), took his first ride down the information highway just two short years ago, and... Read the rest

Aboriginal Culture Breathes Fresh Air: CKLB tastes assimilation and fights back
Jan 1, 1998 – Barry Zellen describes Yellowknife's CKLB-FM 101.9's long trek to re-assert its Aboriginal identity and rejoin the battle to sustain Aboriginal language and culture. In 1971, the Dene Nation established an... Read the rest


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