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Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs - 2005

January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 13
Road from Red Bay to Lodge Bay will remain open as weather conditions permit

January 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Signing of Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement and other agreements

January 22
Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement signed

February

February 3
Minister emphasizes significance of 5-Wing Goose Bay to Senate committee

February 8
Ministers reiterate policy on use of satellite phones

February 16
Minister calls on federal government to investigate  expenditure of public monies at Natuashish reserve

February 23
Minister says Aboriginal Affairs office is appropriately located

March

March 8
Premier and Cabinet announce $56 million in funding for Labrador initiatives

March 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Labrador West Chamber of Commerce

March 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Re-scheduling of Chamber of Commerce meeting

March 24
Government continues to make significant progress on Labrador priorities

April

April 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: "Gathering on Labrador Justice History and Culture", April 19

April 20
Supreme Court Judicial Centre officially opens in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

April 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: First Nation Celebrations

April 28
Self-government Framework Agreement and Land Transfer Agreement for Miawpukek First Nation (Version française)

May

May 4
Ministerial Statement - Miawpukek First Nation

June

June 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Federation of Newfoundland Indians

June 23
Minister to be keynote speaker at Labrador Young Leaders’ Luncheon

July

July 22
Government proceeds with two healthcare initiatives in Labrador

September

September 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Northern Development Ministers’ Forum

September 16
Minister pleased with recent meeting with the Labrador Metis Nation

September 19
Northern Development Ministers’ Forum - Northern development ministers meet to discuss issues facing the North

November

November 4
Funding announced for Junior Achievement program at school in Conne River

November 14
Premier consults with Aboriginal stakeholders leading up to First Ministers’ Meeting
Fuel problems in Rigolet being addressed

November 24
A new era for the Labrador Inuit

November 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Nunatsiavut Government comes into effect December 1, 2005 in Nain

November 29
Ministerial Statement - Effective date for the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement



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