Specific Claims Gathering: First Nations Discussion Forum

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is presenting, Specific Claims Gathering: First Nations Discussion Forum. The discussion is to be focused on providing information on how Canada’s Specific Claims process is operating and to gain a improved understanding of the impact of specific claims decisions. This event will take place March 4, 2014 in Vancouver, BC at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel.

Government of Canada Creating Aboriginal Employment Opportunities In British Columbia

This week Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development announced funding to enhance Aboriginal employment in the resource sector. The Government of Canada will provide over $6.1 million to the Pacific Trail Pipelines Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership Training Society to train 780 Aboriginal people in British Columbia. This program will allow graduates to gain skills for employment as welders, electricians and pipefitters.

Government of Canada Assists Pikangikum First Nation Youth

Recently Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness announced $2,389,319.00 in federal funding over five years for Project Journey, a crime prevention project that will help Aboriginal youth in Pikangikum First Nation. The project will assist 75 to 100 youth aged 6 to 18 annually in activities designed to decrease incidents of crime and increase improved social outcomes.