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 First Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
First Nations is a term of ethnicity used in Canada that has widely replaced the use of the word "Indian".
All members of First Nations who are entitled to benefits are entered in the Indian Register, which serves as the official record of members of First Nations.
First Nations are headquartered on Indian reserves that have been created by treaties, such as Treaty 7. /wiki/First_Nations_of_Canada

 Canada and the United Nations
The United Nations remains crucial to Canada and essential to the conduct of diplomacy in an ever more inter-dependent world.
Canada's traditional role as a peacekeeper is today being complemented by our leadership in responding to two of the most significant challenges we face in the post-cold war world: peacebuilding, or building sustainable peace in countries prone to recurring cycles of violence; and human security, or promoting the safety and security of people.
Canada believes that efforts must be continued to reform the UN in order to ensure that it remains credible and relevant to the lives of individuals. /canada_un/cdn_un-en.asp

 Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada is a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, La Francophonie, the Organization of American States, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the World Trade Organization, the G8, and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
Canada's head of state is the monarch, currently Elizabeth II who is styled "Queen of Canada." The day-to-day duties of the head of state are exercised by the Governor General, who is generally a retired politician or other prominent Canadian.
Canada is known for its vast forests and mountain ranges (including the Rocky Mountains) and the animals that reside within them, such as moose, caribou, beavers, polar bears, grizzly bears, and the common loon. /wiki/Canada

 Seven Nations of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Seven Nations of Canada were a historic confederation of Canadian First Nations living in and around the Saint Lawrence River valley, who were allied to New France and often included substantial numbers of Roman Catholics.
Wampum Chronicles: The Seven Nations of Canada: The Other Iroquois Confederacy
All active users are invited to vote in the Elections for the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. /wiki/Seven_Nations_of_Canada

 IANCAN--Migration to Canada
Canada is a signatory of the United Nations' 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol.
v not having a country of nationality, are outside the country of their former habitual residence and are unable or, by reason of that fear, unwilling to return to that country.
Checks conducted by Immigration Canada in all countries in which you and your dependents have lived, to determine if you have any arrests or convictions or are a security risk to Canada. /iancan/migration-canada.htm

 Backgrounder - Rainy River Land Claim - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Canada agreed to obtain the surrenders and took a surrender for sale of the Reserves (except for Manitou Rapids Reserve) from the Rainy River First Nations in 1914-1915.
This includes the First Nations' negotiation costs and the market value of approximately 14,945 acres (6,048 hectares) of provincial Crown land, which Canada has agreed to set aside as reserve land for the RRFNs, subject to the terms and conditions of its Additions to Reserves Policy and the settlement agreement.
In September 1982, the Rainy River First Nations filed a claim with Canada and Ontario claiming that the reserves were wrongfully taken and that the First Nations had been subjected to undue duress and influence which meant the First Nations had never freely consented to the surrenders resulting in their invalidity. /nr/prs/m-a2005/02659abk_e.html

This legislation was to be inherited by the new nation of Canada when it gained its independence from Britain in 1867 uniting the four provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario.
Norwegian Eirik Raude, known as Erick the Red, founder of the first European settlement on Greenland in 980 is the father of : Lief Erickson who was one of the first Europeans to reach North America in 100l.
Which brings to a point, Canada has a lot of records that can be traced, and some were lost during the revolutions and wars of the new country. /lredtail/candian.html

 First Nations in British Columbia, Canada - Vancouver Island & BC Bands
The First Nations of BC refer to those people that can trace their ancestry to the aboriginal people that inhabited the land that is now British Columbia prior to the arrival of Europeans and Americans in the late 18th century.
The term First Nations also avoids the often derogatory connotation associated with the terms native, indigenous and aboriginal.
The term First Nations is more commonly used now to remove the misnomer of 'Indians', which arose from the misconception by Christopher Columbus that he had landed in India.

Currently, the various First Nations operate a number of types of gaming activities, both for charitable benefit and for commercial ends.
’s Aboriginal Peoples, the First Nations, is in its infancy.
1985 amendments represent a missed opportunity for the First Nations.  Had they lobbied actively at that time, as provinces did, the federal government might well have been open to the inclusion of provisions for gaming on reserves, or for the creation of a national First Nations gaming regulatory body. /jurisdictions/canada/FNG.htm

 The Directory of Canadian Universities - First Nations University of Canada
The First Nations University of Canada at the University of Regina is an independently administered university that offers university education to First Nations and non-First Nation students.
The First Nations University of Canada also offers distance education and community-based university classes which are coordinated and delivered by Northern Campus.
First Nations University of Canada has 25 international agreements, allowing exchanges of students, staff and resources. /can_uni/our_universities/first_nations_e.html

 Canada's First Nations: Native Civilisations
First Nations languages within what is now Canada are classified into twelve separate groups of approximately fifty languages.
The histories of the First Nations peoples are fundamentally connected to the physical identity of Canada.
Language is at the root of every First Nations culture. /applied_history/tutor/firstnations/civilisations.html

 Canada's First Nations
In Canada, there are three recognized groups of Aboriginal people: The Inuit, Metis and First Nations.
The First Nations People of Nova Scotia are known as the Mi'kmaq.
The population of Whitefish Lake First Nation as of June, 2000 is 756. /p_taggett/first2.html

 United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
United States president Franklin D. Roosevelt suggested the name "United Nations" and the first official use of the term occurred on January 1, 1942 with the Declaration by the United Nations.
The United States is the only member that is assessed this rate, though it is in arrears hundreds of millions of dollars;(see also United States and the United Nations) all other members' assessment rates are lower.
The UN Charter obliges all member nations to promote "universal respect for, and observance of, human rights" and to take "joint and separate action" to that end. /wiki/United_Nations

 Canada and the United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada has been a member of the United Nations since the body's creation and has served six terms on the Security Council: 1948-49, 1958-59,1967-68,1977-78, 1989-90, and 1999-2000.
Another major contribution Canada has made is the development of the Ottawa Process which which was ratified by the UN in 1997 and led to the worldwide reduction of anti-personnel landmines
He was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts and the establishment of the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF). /wiki/Canada_and_the_United_Nations

 Canada and the United Nations / Le Canada et les Nations Unies
Canada and the United Nations / Le Canada et les Nations Unies /canada_un/new_york

 SUMMARY - 1994 Report of Canada to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development SDinfo
Canada's experience in providing safe water to its citizens and managing water resources is also being translated into the projects of Canadian development assistance organizations.
Canada's approach to international co-operation for sustainable development recognizes the importance of economic vehicles such as trade, investment and development assistance.
Canada is building on this achievement by supporting multilateral efforts and research, which should create stronger links between trade and environment policies. /reports/en/1994/summary1.cfm

UNITED NATIONS - Canada yesterday appeared before a United Nations committee on the elimination of racial discrimination to defend itself against allegations that racial injustices persist against black, Chinese and aboriginal Canadians, and that immigrants do not earn as much as people born in the country.
Allegations that Canada discriminates against blacks, Chinese and aboriginal Canadians were discussed yesterday by the United Nations committee on the elimination of racial discrimination.
Canada has some of the toughest anti-racism laws in the world, but submits to such grillings because it "believes that the world community will be gradually moved along if we and other countries support the processes," Mr. /canda-racism.html

 Canada and the United Nations General Assembly Special Session Beijing +5: Fact Sheets - Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women Status of Women Canada
Canada and the United Nations General Assembly: Special Session: Beijing +5: Factsheets
The national, regional, and local equality-seeking groups that are funded deal with a wide range of issues within the areas of economic equality, social justice, and access and participation issues for women.
CIDA assistance to the Government of Bangladesh led to the formation of a high-level National Council for Women and Development headed by the Prime Minister, and today a 96-member network of focal points is currently being coordinated by the Ministry of Women's and Children's Affairs. /pubs/b5_factsheets/b5_factsheets_9_e.html

 Canada in the United Nations and NATO
Canada advocates a zero nominal growth for UN budgets and a reform of the scale of assessments based on equity and which better reflects countries’ capacities to pay.
The United Nations was conceived as an international body involving, as its name suggests, the nations of the world.
International institutions are not perfect, but Canada has been at the forefront in seeking reforms at the United Nations and other organizations. /secstate/unnato.htm

 United Nations, We Stand On Guard for Thee!
Canada, unlike the United States and France, was involved in these missions solely on a humanitarian and peace keeping basis; a basis that forms the foundations of the United Nations.
The vulnerable nations of the world still viewed Canada as a renowned member of the United Nations and a protector of their fundamental rights.
Canada's missions as a member of the United Nations have only served as humanitarian aid. /

 PART III, SECTION I - 1996 Report of Canada to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development SDinfo
Examples of Canada's scientific work were discussed in detail in last year's Report of Canada to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), particularly in the science for sustainable development and the conservation of biological diversity sections.
Canada intends to stabilize its emissions of greenhouse gases at 1990 levels by the year 2000 and to develop sustainable options to achieve further progress in the reduction of emissions by 2005.
Canada's National Action Program on Climate Change (NAPCC) sets the course for meeting Canada's commitments under the Framework Convention on Climate Change in the areas of climate change mitigation, adaptation, research and education, and international cooperation. /reports/en/1996/part3-1.cfm

 The EU's relations with Canada :Overview
This is demonstrated by the remarkably similar voting patterns enjoyed by the EU and Canada in the United Nations (voting together more than 95% of the time during the 57th session of the UN General Assembly).
Canada recognises that the EU is now a major global actor, not least in global institutions such as the United Nations and the G8.
Canada is one of the European Union’s oldest and closest partners. /comm/external_relations/canada/intro

 Seven Oaks Magazine.
In Canada, we have the NDP (formerly the CCF), a mass labour-based party that grew out of socialist and populist traditions in English Canada.
The "new" Conservative Party of Canada chose its "new" leader this past weekend.
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 1954 - Wikipedia
May 20 - Chiang Kai-shek is reelected president of the Republic of China by the National Assembly.
March 19 - Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in color.
October 31 - Algerian War of Independence : The Algerian National Liberation Front begins a revolt against French rule. /wiki/1954

This legislation was to be inherited by the new nation of Canada when it gained its independence from Britain in 1867 uniting the four provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario.
For the most part each of these Nations were divided into numerous bands that possessed their own hunting territory and were politically independent of each other with a leader for each band.
This has become a primary source for researchers examining the early history of Canada’s native people. /lredtail/candian.html

 Seven Nations Stop US Beef Imports
In Canada, where a single case of the disease was found in May, federal officials said late Tuesday that imports wouldn't be banned unless the suspected case was confirmed.
The actions by the Asian nations came just hours after the U.S. government announced that a Holstein cow on a Washington state farm tested positive for mad cow disease, marking the disease's first suspected appearance in the United States.
Japanese authorities have been especially leery about mad cow disease since the nation's herds suffered the first recorded outbreak of the disease in Asia in September 2001, causing meat consumption to plunge. /general46/sevben.htm

Since the Abenaki usually retreated to Canada during war, New England came to think of them as Canadian Indians - which, of course, they were not - but it served as an excuse to take most of their land in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont without compensation.
After Dummer's War, New England came to think of the Abenaki as having permanently migrated to Canada - an error which has persisted to the present.
Organized as the Sokoki-St. Francis Band of the Abenaki Nation, a tribal council was established in 1976 at Swanton, Vermont. /abenaki.htm

 Military World Games
Russia finished on top of the medals table with 52 of the 86 participating nations winning at least one medal.
The World Military Games concept has had a ragged beginning with the original hosts cities for both the 1999 and 2003 games canceling out of their hosting duties, forcing the CISM to scramble to find replacement hosts.
Italian vice prime minister Gianfranco Fini, speaking at the opening ceremony said, "it's nice to see men and women in uniform, representing their countries and sharing ideals of friendship, racing in a peaceful way". /milworgam.htm

 Hockey Canada News
Canada is the defending champion and was won six of seven Nations Cups (previously the 3 Nations Cup), since this event began in 1996.
Canada’s National Women’s Team roster assembled for the 4 Nations Cup, previously announced on Oct. 15, 2003) is a development and evaluation roster, and represents a first step in an ongoing evaluation process leading towards the 2004 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship.
CALGARY, ALBERTA – Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team will depart for Sweden on November 2, 2003 for the upcoming 2003 4 Nations Cup in Skövde, Skara and Tibro, from November 5-9, 2003. /e/news/2003/nr094.html

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