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Indigenous Musician LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPSON Plays Exclusive Toronto Concert in Celebration of New Collection of Stories and Songs, April 26

— Concert celebrates release of much-anticipated new book This Accident of Being Lost and acclaimed latest album, f(l)ight — — Renowned Anishinaabe artist’s uncompromising truth-telling and genre-bending style challenges perceptions of Indigenous people — “A genius shape-shifter and defiant genre-detonator, there is quite simply no one like her.” – Naomi Klein TORONTO (April 18, 2017) […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2017138 Views

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IR: Iroquois Caucus-Anishinabek issue joint statement, letter to PM

(Kahnawake – April 21, 2017) The Iroquois Caucus and the Anishinabek Nation wish to announce that they have issued a Joint Declaration regarding their serious concerns regarding the transportation of highly-radioactive liquid waste on their respective territories (see attached). Additionally, a joint letter to Prime Minister (see attached) was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2017121 Views

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“It brings us together as a community” – MNO

April 21, 2017 The week of March 12-16, 2017, was an exciting one for 24 Métis youth who gathered from all over Ontario to participate in the annual MNO Infinite Reach March Break Camp. Every year more high school students come to this remarkable event to learn about postsecondary opportunities and discover more about their […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 2017119 Views

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Garden River FN: Water Walkers – Pot Luck Feast & Teachings

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Inuvik Aboriginal Head Start Moves To New Location – IRC

April 21, 2017 Beginning on Monday, April 24, all Inuvik Aboriginal Head Start programming will take place at the Children First Centre. *Please be advised that the four-year-old programming on the afternoon of Friday, April 21 will be held at this new location* Even though the location has changed, all Inuvik Aboriginal Head Start programming will remain […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 2017120 Views

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FNLC’s 2017 BC Election Package

The First Nations Leadership Council is committed to changing the course of First Nation-Crown relations in BC in a way that empowers First Nations and results in real, concrete change to our children, families, and communities. The FNLC has identified the upcoming provincial election as a critical turning point in which First Nation voters have […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201780 Views

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Government of Canada improving access to urgently needed drugs

From Health Canada Changes permit emergency import of bulk quantities of foreign-authorized medications April 21, 2017 Ottawa, ON Health Canada The Government of Canada is committed to making treatment options available to patients who require them in emergency situations, including the current the opioid crisis. The Government is taking action in a number of areas […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201773 Views

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Government of Canada proposes new regulations for playpens

From Health Canada Proposed regulations would strengthen requirements for playpens to better protect infants and young children from potential injury or death April 21, 2017 Ottawa, ON Health Canada Playpens are intended to provide a safe playing environment for infants and young children. However, over the years, playpen designs have evolved and there are safety […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201772 Views

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Changes to three CMF program deadlines

Northern Incentive, Anglophone Minority Incentive and Corus-CMF “Page to Pitch” Program Toronto, April 21, 2017 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has modified deadlines for two of its programs to reflect feedback from producers who regularly benefit from these programs. Specifically, deadlines to apply for production funding through the CMF Northern Incentive and the Anglophone […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201772 Views

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Northern/NorthMart customers reduce plastic bag use through Greener Tomorrow porgram

An estimated 2.9 million plastic shopping bags eliminated from community landfills in 2016 Winnipeg MB, April 21, 2017– Northern/NorthMart stores throughout northern Canada will recognize customers’ contributions and celebrate a Greener Tomorrow with special Earth Day presentations commencing April 22, 2017. Now in its sixth year, Northern/NorthMart’s Greener Tomorrow program, aimed at reducing plastic bag […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201772 Views

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Manitoba Liberal leadership candidate says youth on her side – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The first candidate to step forward for the Manitoba Liberal Party leadership launched her bid Friday by arriving at a news conference on a motorcycle and touting her youth as an asset. Cindy Lamoureux, a 25-year-old political rookie first elected to the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201771 Views

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Top court won’t weigh in on case about bidding for federal contracts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A company that argued the fairness and integrity of Canada’s public-procurement process is being compromised has lost its bid to make its case to the country’s top court. In a decision this week, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear an […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2017113 Views

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OLG Makes Fourth-Quarter Payments to Gaming Site Host Communities

April 21, 2017 SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued fourth-quarter (January to March, 2017) non-tax gaming revenue payments totalling $23,338,464 to 24 communities which currently host OLG facilities. To date, host communities have received more than $1.33 billion in non-tax gaming revenue. “Revenue from OLG gaming sites […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201774 Views

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Quebec announces mixed police force to fight sexual exploitation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017 MONTREAL _ Quebec is budgeting $6.4 million over five years to create a special police unit dedicated to fighting sexual exploitation by targeting pimps and johns, the province’s public security minister said Friday. The squad will be composed of 25 investigators from police forces in Quebec cities including Montreal and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201758 Views

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Summit Air Opens Calgary Base and Adds AVRO RJ-100 Aircraft

April 20, 2017 Summit Air announced today that it will be opening an operating base at the Calgary International Airport (YYC) to support its growing footprint in Western Canada.  Summit Air provides fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) crew movement solutions to a number of mining clients in Canada’s north, using its fleet of Alberta-based jet and turboprop […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201771 Views

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CRIME Sask Child Injured – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 21, 2017  BIG RIVER, Sask. – Two people have been charged in an alleged hit-and-run in Saskatchewan that injured several children, including one seriously. RCMP allege a vehicle failed to stop after colliding with five youth who were walking along a road on the Big River First Nation on […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201767 Views

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Liberal Leader Christy Clark says U.S. “greed” driving softwood spat – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. _ British Columbia Liberal Leader Christy Clark says the United States lumber industry is “driven by greed,” and she is the candidate who can lead the province to a softwood agreement with American producers. Campaigning in Williams Lake, B.C., at a log home manufacturing business, Clark told […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201767 Views

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Minister Carr Calls on Canadians to Join Generation Energy and Share Their Ideas for Canada’s Energy Future

April 21, 2017     Winnipeg        Natural Resources Canada Energy plays an important role in the daily lives of Canadians. It powers our homes, keeps us connected and takes us where we want to go. The way we deliver and consume energy in Canada will evolve as the world works to address climate change while responsibly meeting […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201780 Views

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BR CRIME Party Beating – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 21, 2017 CALGARY – A man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a Calgary mother who was beaten so badly that her father could not recognize her when he found her body. Isaiah Riel Rider had been charged with second-degree murder in the October 2015 death […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201775 Views

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NCC: General Membership Meeting – Happy Valley Goose Bay

April 21, 2017 The NunatuKavut Community Council will be having a General Membership Meeting Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm NCC Board Room, 200 Kelland Drive, Happy Valley – Goose Bay, Labrador The NunatuKavut Community Council would like to provide you an update of our progress and initiatives, and we continue to seek your […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201770 Views

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Former cabinet minister turned Manitoba judge broke ethics law: commissioner – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  OTTAWA _ Canada’s former public safety minister has had his wrist slapped by the federal ethics commissioner for violating conflict of interest rules. Vic Toews was a Conservative MP from Manitoba and senior minister in Stephen Harper’s government between 2006 and 2013. He is now a judge on the Court […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201755 Views

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21 Additional First Nations welcomed as Signatories to the Framework Agreement

(April 21, 2017) On behalf of the Lands Advisory Board, and the Framework Agreement Signatory First Nations, and with the full support of Canada, we are delighted to welcome the following 21 new signatory nations to the Framework Agreement. This brings the total number of Framework Agreement Signatory First Nations to 148. This year the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201754 Views

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Pot taxes will stay low in order to push out pushers, Morneau suggests – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  WASHINGTON _ Here’s some good news for Canadian pot smokers: high taxes will not join the munchies, the pasties and short-term memory loss as unwelcome side effects of smoking up. The Canadian government is hinting it wants to keep pot taxes low. As the feds design tax policy for soon-to-be-legalized […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201753 Views

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Spring 2017 Goozih Dust’lus Print Edition – CSFS

April 19, 2017 The spring 2017 print edition of the CSFS Goozih Dust’lus is here! Check it out and download here to read about Burns Lake Bridging program, Roots of Empathy, addictions recovery camp dates and more! or scroll to the bottom of this page in the “Related Documents” section. The quarterly newsletter will be […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201751 Views

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VIU Create Conference Shines Light on Student Research

April 21, 2017 VIU undergraduate and graduate researchers representing a wide range of disciplines presented their work at this year’s CREATE Conference As the dust settles on what was for Vancouver Island University (VIU) the largest student-research showcase to date, organizers of the 5th annual CREATE Conference are able to reflect on the event that […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201747 Views

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Action for Indigenous People – U of T Magazine

The university aims to hire more Indigenous faculty and staff, recruit more students The University of Toronto will hire more Indigenous faculty and staff and bolster efforts to recruit Indigenous students as part of what it acknowledges is an “overdue initiative” to expand the university’s Indigenous community. President Meric Gertler and Vice-President and Provost Cheryl […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201746 Views

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ONWA supports ‘For the Earth and Water’ water walk with Josephine Mandamin

April 20, 2017 Today, Grandmother Josephine Mandamin is once again walking for the water. Starting at Spirit Mountain, Duluth MN, and heading east along the shores of Lake Superior, Josephine will walk from sunrise to sunset. She will carry water in a copper pail the entire journey. Mandamin first began walking for water to raise […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201758 Views

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Former NHL coach of the year coming to U of S – News.USask

Former National Hockey League coach of the year Ted Nolan will meet with senior leadership, faculty, students and staff at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) later this month. On Monday, April 24, Nolan will spend a full day at the U of S, serving as the keynote speaker in a morning forum with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201752 Views

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Indigenous communities in New Brunswick to benefit from increased snow crab – APTN

April 20, 2017 Mi’kmaq and Maliseet communities in New Brunswick are hoping a bump in their snow crab quotas will help pay for programs that are underfunded by the federal government. The department of Fisheries and Oceans announced April 12 it is using a surplus of crab stocks to ensure Indigenous communities receive an increase […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201749 Views

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Métis National Council Board of Governors Sign Historic Accord with Canadian Government – Métis Nation of Alberta

April 20, 2017 Thursday, April 13, 2017 was a historic day for Métis rights in Canada. Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) President Audrey Poitras and other Members of the Métis National Council Board of Governors joined Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and key members of his cabinet in Ottawa for the inaugural meeting of the Crown-Métis […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201742 Views

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Racism and diversity report addressed at Senate meeting – Queen’s Gazette

April 19, 2017 The final report of the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion was the focus of discussion at Tuesday’s Senate meeting, with Principal Daniel Woolf addressing the comprehensive report in detail. “These initial commitments and plans are just the beginning. We are committing the funds and making structural changes to ensure […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201746 Views

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To help mark #Canada150, NFB’s What We Protect explores what we strive to defend as Canadians. Now online, second installment of 1 Nation. 4 Lenses includes a special film playlist on environmental issues to mark Earth Day, April 22

April 20, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) We stand on guard for thee. These are the words that ring through the air at the end of our national anthem. It’s also the inspiration for What We Protect, the latest installment of the National Film Board of Canada’s 1 Nation. 4 […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201755 Views

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2016 Taylor Award Regional Nominees

Pacific Region nominee – Susan Underwood Susan is being nominated for the Taylor Award for her long-time voluntary work with Mission Institution minimum-security unit and the Fraser Valley community. Susan’s work for approximately 20 years has been to connect and bridge different groups in the community toward mutual learning and healing. She works as a […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201741 Views

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Prime Minister Trudeau to attend NATO Leaders’ Meeting, G7 Summit, and traveI to Italy and Vatican City

Ottawa, Ontario April 21, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that he will travel to Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the NATO Leaders’ Meeting on May 25. Following the NATO Meeting, he will visit Taormina, Italy, from May 26 to 27, to participate in the 43rd G7 Leaders’ Summit. He will then go […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201756 Views

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New weapon in fight against antibiotic resistance discovered – UM Today

April 20, 2017 — Scientists at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre and the University of Manitoba have developed a drug that combats 2 of the top 10 “priority pathogens” recently defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as antibiotic-resistant bacteria requiring new interventions. The drug, dubbed PEG-2S, has received a provisional patent, and its […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201744 Views

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Ontario Seeking Public Input on Strengthening Rural Education

Consultations Taking Place in Communities Across Ontario April 21, 2017 Ontario is seeking input from parents, teachers and community leaders as part of a provincewide engagement on improving education in rural and remote communities. People are invited to share ideas about how the province can provide students with quality education programming, and make the best […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201742 Views

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Minister Crocker Requests Compensation for Fish Harvesters and Plant Workers Impacted by Severe Ice Conditions

April 20, 2017 The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, has written to the Federal Government to request compensation to harvesters and plant workers impacted by the severe ice conditions this spring. Snow crab and lobster fisheries would normally be starting or about to start this time of year but ice conditions […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201745 Views

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Help for seniors travelling to medical appointments

Apr 21, 2017 Improvements to the medical trip benefit will help low-income seniors who travel from rural or remote areas of the province for treatment or care. Budget 2017 invests an additional $550,000 to help low-income seniors cover costs, like transportation and accommodation, associated with travel for specialist medical appointments. The following changes to the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201741 Views

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George was a special Elder in Attawapiskat – Netnewsledger.com

20 April 2017 ATTAWAPISKAT – LIVING – It seems like every time I head out on a vacation for the past few years I get tragic news. Recently, as I was leaving the country, I heard my Uncle George had passed away. This made me very sad and my mind flooded with memories of my […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201751 Views

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N.S. review of ‘conquered people’ brief complete, but minister won’t comment – APTN

April 20, 2017 A review of a controversial Crown brief that implied the Mi’kmaq are a conquered people is now complete, but Nova Scotia’s justice minister refused Wednesday to divulge its contents. “I’ve seen the report and I’m not able to give any information about it,” Diana Whalen said after a cabinet meeting. “It’s got […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201742 Views

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Production at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake oil sands to fully resume in June – Mining.com

Suncor Energy (TSX, NYSE:SU), Canada’s largest oil and gas company, expects its Syncrude Mildred Lake oil sands upgrader to return to full operation by the end of June, as a result of an explosion and fire that shut down the operation last month. In an update about the issue, the Calgary-based firm — the majority […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201745 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks Earth Day With a Message to the Planet: Time to Work Together to Heal Mother Earth

OTTAWA, April 21, 2017– Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement in advance of Earth Day, which will be celebrated April 22: “Mother Earth is warming. She needs our help to heal so that we can all stay healthy and continue to enjoy the beauty and riches she provides. First […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201752 Views

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Full Circle: First Nations Performance is accepting artist submissions for the 2018 Talking Stick Festival

Artist Submission Submit an Application Full Circle: First Nations Performance is accepting artist submissions for the 2018 Talking Stick Festival. We welcome artist submissions from both established and emerging artists from all areas of the performing arts. Project in Development The Talking Stick Festival also offers opportunities for artists whose work is in development and are […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201753 Views

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Sweat Lodge Officially Opens for Students and Staff at RRC

Newest addition to the College’s Ceremonial Grounds will help RRC continue to infuse Indigenous culture and knowledge throughout our campus: Vogt April 20, 2017 WINNIPEG, MB – Elders, students, and leaders from Red River College came together today in a special cultural ceremony to officially open the College’s first Sweat Lodge. Led by Elders-in-Residence, Jules […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201759 Views

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup challenges Canadians to set a new record for Canada’s 150th birthday

ACROSS CANADA, April 21, 2017 – Canada is turning 150 this year and to celebrate the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is challenging Canadians to mark Canada’s big birthday by cleaning their shorelines in record-breaking numbers. With Earth Day tomorrow, registration for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is now open and is easier than ever, with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201751 Views

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Gallery commemorates 150 years of Canadian Confederation – Beaverbrook Art Gallery

April 20, 2017 Gallery commemorates 150 years of Canadian Confederation with exhibition celebrating rich and diverse visual arts heritage Fredericton, NB, April 20, 2017 — The Beaverbrook Art Gallery will launch its celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial year with a large-scale, commemorative exhibition. The exhibition, Canadian Mosaic: Celebrating 150 Years of Art from the Permanent Collection, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201747 Views

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Garden River FN: Upcoming Chief & Council Working Meeting

April 20, 2017 Upcoming Meetings April 25th, 2017- 6:00pm, Working Meeting- Council Chambers- to be live streamed Live Stream: https://livestream.com/GardenRiverFirstNation/events/4666855 NT5

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201748 Views

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Referral Officer Training Program hosted by The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council

The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council is hosting a Referral Officer Training Program in Fort St. John, BC from May 1-5, 2017 at the Pomeroy Hotel.  The training, supporting materials, breakfasts and lunches are covered by CSTC. Seats are limited and are on a first come first serve basis. To register, please use this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cstc-referral-officer-training-program-fort-st-john-2017-tickets-32022424935 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201745 Views

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AMP Sessions Video Series Returns – Manitoba Music

Our AMP Sessions video series is back with a new one from Indian City, produced and directed by Chris Gaudry. Indian City was founded by Vince Fontaine in 2012 and features a talented lineup of award-winning artists and rising stars. The group’s unique fusion of lyrics, music, and personalities captures the sound as a vibrant […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201742 Views

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Lending volumes and credit conditions are improving for SMEs, but many firms continue to struggle to obtain financing that meets their needs – OECD

April 21, 2017 Lending volumes and credit conditions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have gradually improved, according to a new report from the OECD, but demand-side obstacles such as a lack of financial knowledge are contributing to holding back a stronger recovery. Moreover, SME finance through non-bank instruments is still not sufficiently developed to […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201743 Views

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