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Innu Nation and Province Reach Historic Agreement

September 26, 2008: The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Mark Nui, Grand Chief of Innu Nation, today announced the signing of a milestone agreement. The Tshash Petapen Agreement (jash pey-taah-ben) which translates as the New Dawn Agreement, marks a new beginning for the Innu of Labrador and their relationship with the province. The agreement resolves key issues relating to matters between the province and Innu Nation surrounding the Innu Rights Agreement, the Lower Churchill Impacts and Benefits Agreement (IBA) and Innu redress for the upper Churchill hydroelectric development. Final agreements based on the Tshash Petapen Agreement will be subject to ratification by the Innu people.

 
Innu Nation donates to cancer care
St. John’s, December 8, 2008: Mr. Eric Jerrett, Chairman of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation is pleased to announce a generous gift of $125,000 from the Innu Nation.

"We are very excited to receive this generous gift from the Innu Nation," said Mr. Jerrett. "Our priority is enhancing radiation treatment services at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in St. John's - the only facility in the province where cancer patients can receive radiation treatment - and we are so pleased to have the Innu Nation join us in achieving this goal."
 
Innu Place Names Website a Worldwide First
Natuashish (Labrador), 21 November 2008: Labrador Innu made history today by putting on line the first comprehensive cultural website dedicated entirely to place names. Called Pepamuteiati nitassinat (‘As We Walk Across Our Land’), the website gives access to over 500 Innu place names in Labrador, as well as stories, photos, and video clips associated with the names. The website can be explored at www.innuplaces.ca
 
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