Treaty Six A.S.E.T.S. (Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy) & Partners is presenting the, Tradeshow, Job Fair & Gala which is being held November 20st & 21st, 2012 at the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. This year’s theme is, “Building Aboriginal Employment Opportunities”.
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Economy is assisting the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce in hosting, The All Nations Job Fair which will take place on November 28th, 2012 at Evraz Place in Regina, SK. While open to all, a priority of the event is to inform Aboriginal people about employment opportunities and skills training available.
Jim Sinclair, founding member of the Native Council of Canada and the Métis National Council, died Friday at the age of 79. He helped achieve Métis recognition in the Constitution and was dedicated to First Nations and Métis rights at an international level. The funeral will be held on Thursday November 15th, 2012 at the Brandt Center in Regina, SK.
The Government of Canada invested $9.4 million dollars in the construction of a new K-8 school at the Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, located in northeastern New Brunswick. The school has the capacity to accommodate up to 286 students. The community has a total population of 1713, of whom 1250 live on reserve.
In light of Kimberly Jonathon’s recent election as First Vice-Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN), Doug Cuthand, columnist for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, highlighted the history of leadership pioneers in Saskatchewan First Nations’ women
The medal awarded to a First World War soldier from the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, located near Montreal, has been located and returned. James Beauvais’s great-niece, Lynn Beauvais received the medal recently at the Royal Canadian Legion branch in Kahnawake, Quebec.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo recently expressed support for initiatives designed to improve financial literacy skills for First Nations in financial management and business. The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA) has undertaken the theme of financial literacy through the Journal of Aboriginal Management.
Earlier this week the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, introduced the Harper Government’s Northern Jobs and Growth Act. This bill will allow easier regulatory approval for projects in Canada’s North.
A Saskatchewan First Nation-owned gambling website, Northern Bear Casino went online Tuesday November 6th, 2012 prompting the Saskatchewan government to refer the matter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The province has not authorized the gambling site, but the servers for it are based in the British Virgin Islands. Don Morgan, speaking on behalf of Justice Minister Gord Wyant said he felt the legality may have to be determined by the courts.
Betty Ann Adam, The StarPhoenix November 7, 2012
There was a meeting held on November 1st & 2nd, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba of provincial cabinet ministers and Aboriginal leaders about missing and murdered aboriginal women. It is estimated that there have been 600 Aboriginal women who have disappeared or been killed over the past two decades.
Winnipeg Free Press Steve Lambert 11/1/2012