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  • SOLS Initiatives for Governance Support

    Dec 3, 2018 | 18:31 pm

    By the first week of December, most municipal councils have been sworn in and will be poised to begin the task of appointing people to the various local boards and committees with terms tied to council’s term. This, of course,[…]

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  • CODE/BURT awards celebrate Indigenous YA Literature

    Nov 30, 2018 | 15:10 pm

    The CODE/BURT awards were handed out on Wednesday November 28th in the Algonquin community of Kitigan Zibi. The awards celebrate Indigenous YA Literature.  2500 copies of each book will be distributed to Indigenous students throughout Canada. Cherie Dimaline won for her[…]

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