Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs - 2008

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


January 14
Justice Minister to Host Meetings between Aboriginal Groups and Justice Officials

January 15
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend First-ever Inuit Health Summit

January 17
Labrador and Baffin Groups to Co-Host Major Business Conference

January 21
Aboriginal Legal Interpreters Course Will Enhance Access to Court Services
Air Foodlift Subsidy Program Begins for the Straits and Southern Labrador

January 22
Two Labrador Communities Receive Help to Upgrade Ski Facilities
Minister Meets with Combined Councils of Labrador Executive

January 28
Media Advisory: Minister Hickey to Speak at Labrador Sexual Health Conference


February 1
Minister Announces Schedule for 2008 Labrador Marine Coastal Service

February 4
Media Advisory: Rare Painted Caribou Coats to be Unveiled in Labrador

February 5
Historically Significant, Rare Caribou Coats Unveiled in Labrador
Media Advisory: Province to Transfer Land to Labrador Inuit Communities of Nunatsiavut Government

February 6
Province Transfers Crown Land to Inuit Community Governments

February 15
Lack of Movement on Federal Commitment to 5 Wing Goose Bay Unacceptable

February 26
Minister Responds on North East Trade Corridor Transportation Study

February 27
Port Hope Simpson Pottery Studio Targets New Markets


March 3
Minister Calls on Federal Government to Stop Stalling on Commitments to 5 Wing Goose Bay

March 4
Provincial Government Focuses on Cultural Tourism

March 13
Province Hosts Third Annual Aboriginal Women�s Conference
Ministers to Gather in Port Hope Simpson to Attend Combined Councils of Labrador Annual Meeting
Media Advisory: Ministers to Address Aboriginal Women�s Conference

March 14
Media Advisory: Ministers Unable to Attend Combined Councils of Labrador Annual General Meeting
Ministers Expresses Condolences

March 19
Ministerial Statement - Aboriginal Women on Path to Economic Prosperity

March 20
Ministers Congratulate Combined Councils of Labrador New Executive

March 26
Federal-Provincial Bilateral Agreement to Increase Sport Participation in Newfoundland and Labrador


April 10
Ministerial Statement - Congratulations to Federation of Newfoundland Indians

April 29
Newfoundland and Labrador Continues to Invest to Lead the Country in Poverty Reduction Initiatives
Government Continues Strong Commitment to Labrador Through Northern Strategic Plan


May 1
Government Continues to Enhance Air Foodlift Subsidy

May 6
Ministers Discuss Justice Issues during Visit to Labrador�s North Coast

May 12
Ministerial Statement - Aboriginal Women and Youth Continue to Inspire

May 15
Media Advisory: Photography Exhibit Five Decades in the Making to Open at The Rooms

Media Advisory: Minister Recognizes Volunteer Firefighters

May 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Graduates in Postville

May 21
Ministerial Statement - Government Continues to Improve Winter Trails for Labrador

May 28
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Aboriginal National Day of Action Solidarity Breakfast

May 30
Labrador Marine Service to Commence Next Week


June 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Graduates in Natuashish

June 6
Ministers Congratulate Natuashish Graduates

June 20
National Aboriginal Day a Celebration of Culture and Achievement
Development Opportunities to be Showcased at Expo Labrador

June 26
Minister Presents $120,000 to Combined Councils of Labrador


July 3
Aboriginal Groups Provided $95,000 in Funding to Support Cultural Heritage Initiatives

July 4
Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs to Attend Miawpukek First Nation�s Powwow

July 16
Media Advisory: Ministers to Survey Construction of Trans Labrador Highway

July 25
Media Advisory: Ministers to Announce Enhancements to Northern Strategic Plan for Labrador
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend 2008 National Aboriginal Women�s Summit

July 28
Ministers Announce $632,274 in Funding for Programs and Projects under the Northern Strategic Plan for Labrador


August 1
Newfoundland and Labrador to Compete at North American Indigenous Games

August 12
2009 Labrador Winter Games Board of Directors Announced

August 13
Provincial Athletes Bring Home 18 Medals from North American Indigenous Games

August 26
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Northern Development Ministers' Forum

August 28
Labrador�s Potential Featured at Northern Development Ministers� Forum


September 18
Nunatsiavut Government Launches Anti-Violence Campaign

September 26
Media Advisory: Major Announcement on Innu Nation Land Claims Negotiations

Innu Nation and Province Reach Historic Agreement

September 29
Well-Being of People Living on North Coast of Labrador Highlights Ministers� Visit

September 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Officially Open Happy Valley-Goose Bay Satellite Dialysis Unit



October 1
Satellite Dialysis Unit Officially Opens in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

October 3
Media Advisory: Ministers to Announce New Energy Initiatives for Coastal Labrador

October 6
New Energy Initiatives for Coastal Labrador Announced During Ministerial Tour of Northern Labrador

October 24
Media Advisory: Ministers to Announce Off-Reserve Aboriginal Housing Trust Funding

Media Advisory: Ministers to Attend Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultations in Happy Valley�Goose Bay

October 27
Media Advisory: Ministers to Attend Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultations in Hopedale

Funding Announced for Off-Reserve Aboriginal Housing


November 3
Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Host North American Caribou Workshop

November 12
Manufacturing Insights Session to be Held in Labrador City

November 18
Media Advisory: Ministers to Speak at Biennial Convention of Labrador Fishermen�s Union Shrimp Company Limited

November 20
Labrador Accomplishments Highlighted During Labrador Fishermen�s Union Shrimp Company Biennial Conference

November 26
Ministerial Statement - Artistic Contribution of Youth Celebrated at Labrador Creative Arts Festival

November 27
Information Sessions to Raise Awareness of Violence Against Aboriginal Women

November 28
St. John�s Native Friendship Centre Gets Funding to Prevent Violence Against Women


December 1
Province Assists Nunatsiavut Government Combat Violence Against Women

December 15
Ministerial Statement - Aboriginal Women Participate in Suicide Intervention Training

December 17
Cabinet Ministers Host Meetings with the Combined Councils of Labrador
Ministerial Statement - Labrador Transportation Grooming Subsidy Providing a Vital Link to Isolated Coastal Communities

December 18
Funding Promotes Journey of Healing Among Innu Women


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