88 releases issued in the specified time period for Aboriginal Affairs
June 20, 2005 4:13 PM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--National Aboriginal Day To Celebrate First Nations Culture
Nova Scotians will have the opportunity to learn more about the province's aboriginal culture on National Aboriginal Day, Tuesday, June 21.
February 2, 2005 11:13 AM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Archeologists Explore Mi'kmaq Heritage At
Lisa Francis remembers sitting on the bank of the Mersey River staring at the dry riverbed, contemplating her heritage, when a huge bird landed on the opposite bank. As soon as she saw the majestic bald eagle she knew that what was being done on the river had her ancestors' approval.
December 17, 2004 1:39 PM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Looking for a Health-care Jewel in Cape
Premier John Hamm mentioned its success in a recent speech. So did Prime Minister Paul Martin. And it was modeled after another program that earned accolades in the Romanow Report on Health Care. The Tui'kn (pronounced "dweegan") Initiative may be built around the health-care needs of the five First Nations' communities in Cape Breton, but its success could have implications well beyond the region's borders.
November 18, 2004 4:41 PM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Province To Review Supreme Court Decision
The province will review a Supreme Court of Canada decision released today, Nov. 18, that says governments have an obligation to consult with Aboriginal groups when their interests are affected. The ruling came from a logging dispute between the Haida of British Columbia and Weyerhaeuser, a multi-national logging company.
November 9, 2004 2:20 PM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Tribute to Mi'kmaq History Month
About 200 students from the Truro area will see a special screening on Wednesday, Nov. 10, of a National Film Board documentary on Aboriginal teenagers in their final year of high school.
October 21, 2004 11:38 AM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Day Care With A Difference
At first glance this day care centre seems pretty much like any other. The sound of children singing Wheels On the Bus rings out from the kitchen area. In the main room, two four-year-old boys are having a burping contest while a little girl tells them to mind their manners. Pictures of fruit, vegetables and animals cover the wall. Numbers are everywhere.
October 1, 2004 3:14 PM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Progress Lauded on Treaty Day
Premier John Hamm is pleased with the progress being made by all sides in discussions now underway on treaty rights and related issues.
September 16, 2004 10:20 AM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Glooscap and Hantsport Co-operate on Water
Some people believe Friday the thirteenth is an unlucky day. Janis Walker, band manager of the Glooscap First Nation, considers that date in August 2004 very lucky. It was the day her house was hooked up to the Hantsport water system.
June 16, 2004 10:50 AM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--National Aboriginal Day Events Planned
Mi'kmaq communities throughout Nova Scotia will host special events on Monday, June 21, National Aboriginal Day.
March 5, 2004 3:43 PM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Making Science
Shaylene Johnson says there are a couple of things Mi'kmaq elders rarely do: one is to dole out unwarranted praise, and the other is to stay at a meeting until after lunch.
January 21, 2004 2:54 PM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Nova Scotia Artist is Standing Tall
Standing six-feet-two-inches, with dark, lank hair that falls over his shoulders and noble, knowing eyes, it is difficult to imagine great, big Alan Syliboy flying under the radar anywhere. But fly under the radar he has.
November 26, 2003 10:30 AM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Treaty Day Awards Presented at Government
Several Mi'kmaq Treaty Day awards were presented today, Nov. 26, at a special ceremony at Government House in Halifax.
November 25, 2003 10:08 AM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Youths Learn About Career Opportunities At
About 350 Aboriginal youths from the Atlantic provinces are in Halifax today, Nov. 25, for a one-day job fair to learn about future career opportunities.
November 20, 2003 9:45 AM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Agreement To Develop Michelin's Aboriginal
Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. today, Nov. 20, signed an agreement to work with Nova Scotia and Ottawa to develop employment opportunities for Aboriginal people at its three plants in the province.
October 10, 2003 2:41 PM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Appeal Court Rules on Aboriginal Logging Case
The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has sent the case of 35 Mi'kmaq loggers convicted of violating the Crown Lands Act back for a new trial.
August 28, 2003 3:30 PM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Nova Scotia Reviewing N.B. Logging Court
The Nova Scotia government will review a court decision released today, Aug. 28, in New Brunswick that deals with aboriginal logging on Crown land.
March 31, 2003 12:50 PM
SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Point of Sale System Installed
As of today, March 31, status Indians no longer need to keep their receipts for fuel purchases on the Eskasoni Reserve, thanks to a new point-of-sale system installed by the province.
October 1, 2002 2:43 PM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Mi'kmaq Awards at Treaty Day
The provincial government joined the Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia today, Oct. 1, to recognize outstanding academic achievement and community involvement.
October 1, 2002 2:25 PM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Minister Describes Negotiations as Positive
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Baker said today, Oct. 1, that the signing of the umbrella agreement by the Mi'kmaq, the province and the federal government in June was a significant step in the relationship with the province's First Nations.
August 19, 2002 10:24 AM
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Province to Meet Legal Obligation to First
The Nova Scotia government will honour its obligation under the Indian Act and provide fuel-tax refunds to First Nations communities throughout the province, starting with the Eskasoni band in Cape Breton.