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  Winter 2008

Welcome to the Many Hands, One Dream e-newsletter!


  Thanks for your help  
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Many Hands, One Dream evaluation. Your feedback helps us best direct our efforts to help build this growing movement. A copy of the evaluation report is available by emailing In response to the survey, we’ve started this quarterly electronic newsletter to increase communication among participants, supporters and organizers.

  Help the movement grow  
The Many Hands, One Dream organizing committee encourages everyone to forward this newsletter to their own networks to help expand this movement. By forwarding this newsletter, you can share information on policy changes, advocacy initiatives, conferences, educational sessions and new resources. To subscribe to the newsletter go to:

  Jordan's Principle goes national  
In December, Members of Parliament unanimously passed a private member's bill in support of Jordan's Principle. The bill, introduce by NDP MP Jean Crowder, called for a “child first” principle in resolving jurisdictional disputes involving First Nations children and youth. Work is still needed to ensure that provinces and territories agree to support and implement Jordan’s Principle as well. For more information or to get involved go to:

  British Columbia first province to support Jordan's Principle  
In a speech to the First Nations Chiefs Forum in Vancouver, Premier Gordon Campbell became the first to announce provincial support for Jordan's Principle"I wanted to be clear that we did embrace the principle," he said. "We're going to work with the federal government. We'll work with the First Nations. But children will get the first call and they'll be put at the centre." More information is expected to come in the BC government's speech from the throne Feb 12.

  Many Hands Principles now in Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun  
Many Hands, One Dream: Principles for a new perspective is now available in Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun. See a PDF online at: For other resources, go to:
Hard copies are available at no charge. You are encouraged to distribute them in your organization or community. Just e-mail

  Show your support  

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  Share your news through this newsletter  
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