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Â Â Â OTTAWA, Oct. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The Assembly of First Nations has received 4 out of 5 responses from the various parties to a questionnaire sent to all leaders on September 17th regarding the upcoming election and the party platforms related to First Nation issues.
Everyone can vote in any of the advance polling stations that are set up across the province. The polls are open from noon (12 pm) to 8 pm.
In Sioux Lookout, the advance poll is located at the Royal Canadian Legion.
Be sure to bring the proper identification so you can cast your ballot.
The Chiefs of Keewaytinook Okimakanak are holding their regular board meeting in Winnipeg during the week of Sept 29. Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Chief Alvin Fiddler joined the chiefs on Tuesday afternoon.
On Wednesday, invited guests, including Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine, Regional Chief Angus Toulouse and Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy are expected to join the chiefs to learn about their programs andÂ services.
Other invited guests will be joining the chiefs for the evening feast.
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Â Â Â Â OTTAWA, Sept. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine and the AFN National Youth Council launched the National Day of Political Action as one of the initiatives of "Vote '08, Change Can't Wait!". This campaign aims to increase First Nations political participation, to encourage voting among First Nations voters and to increase the profile of Aboriginal issues in this election.
By Sue Bailey, THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA â€” Stephen Harper is facing criticism that heâ€™s ducking questions on how to help Canadians living in poverty, even as economic turmoil threatens to push more people over a fiscal cliff.
The prime minister is the only major party leader not appearing in a video prepared by a national anti-poverty coalition to be officially launched Monday on YouTube.
The Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network: Research Consortium (NICSN: RC) facilitated a one day workshop on September 26, 2008 to support the creation of a Joint Research Consortium. For more information about the consortium's work to date, please visit
MARGARET ATWOOD - September 24, 2008
What sort of country do we want to live in? What sort of country do we already live in? What do we like? Who are we?
"I Apologize" is dedicated to the First Nation's victims and survivors of the cultural genocide which occurred in Canada for over a century. No apology can heal the wounds caused by the far reaching effects of the residential school system. I can only add my voice as a member of the generation who allowed this abuse to take place.
September 25th, 2008
FREDERICTON - Canada's education ministers emerged from two days of meetings promising continued work on a hodgepodge of issues, including lagging aboriginal education.
The Chief and Council of Kashechewan First Nation are sad to annouce the passing of Mr. Earl Reuben. Earl till the end was a Council member in which he was elected August 8 2006.