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Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
June 21, 2011

Funding and research support Aboriginal trades training

VANCOUVER - Aboriginal trades training in B.C. received a major boost after a significant funding and research announcement was made by Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Mary Polak at an Industry Training Authority-sponsored National Aboriginal Day celebration at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park.

June 21, 2011

Training program supports First Nations aquaculture workers

VICTORIA – Thirty-six First Nations aquaculture workers will now have the opportunity to receive training in shellfish technician, supervisory and management roles, providing them with the skills needed to access good jobs in their local communities to support their families.

June 17, 2011

Ending violence against Aboriginal women

VANCOUVER – More than 200 delegates representing the provinces, territories and First Nations, Métis and Inuit organizations gathered in downtown Vancouver from June 15 to 17 to attend the Collaboration to End Violence: National Aboriginal Women’s Forum.

June 17, 2011

New council to advise Minister

VANCOUVER – Mary Polak, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, announced a new Minister’s Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women that will provide advice to government and other organizations on how to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal women across British Columbia.

June 17, 2011

2011 BC Aboriginal Business Awards launched

VANCOUVER – Premier Christy Clark and BC Achievement Foundation chair Keith Mitchell announced that nominations are now open for the third Annual BC Aboriginal Business Awards.