From the Oski-Machiitawin (New Beginning) Website at
INAC press release
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 29, 2009) - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the new Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development. This announcement includes a $200-million investment over four years to implement the Framework.
The Nishnawbe Aski Nation Residential School Program is planning a gathering of Residential School Survivors. Oski Pawachiken (Renew Your Dreams) will be held the week of July 12-17, 2009 at the Pelican Falls First Nations High School in Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON, June 24 /CNW/ - Last week, John Beaucage, candidate for National Chief announced his plan to address First Nations poverty. As a part of that announcement, he spoke about the need to address specific issues of the far north. Today, as a part of a week-long visit to the north, John Beaucage outlined his specific plans to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the needs of northern communities.
June 26, 2009
First Nations artists may not be able to get protection from copyright or patent law to stop the spread of cheap knockoffs of their artworks, a lawyer says.
Two weeks ago Dene leaders in the Northwest Territories passed a motion calling for patents to protect traditional aboriginal designs in an effort to stop foreign companies from copying them.
The summer 2009 issue of the Technology and Society magazine produced by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) feature KO - KNET on front cover and in two articles.