Community News

First Nation leaders trying to protect tax exemption treaty rights as Ontario plans HST

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

From CBC.ca 

Ont. aboriginal leaders demand exemption from HST

September 23, 2009 - By Krista Erickson

Some Ontario First Nations leaders are urging the federal government to take their treaty rights into account when implementing the harmonized sales tax (HST) in Ontario and exempt them completely from the new tax.

Ontario programs supporting organizations and communities in constructing "green" facilities

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
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brianbeaton@knet.ca

Ontario press release 

Ontario Supports Local Investments in Green Energy - McGuinty government initiatives creates locally led green energy opportunities

September 23, 2009

Ontario will be providing assistance to community groups looking to build new green generation and to municipalities that might face extra infrastructure costs as green energy facilities are built. These two programs represent steps five and six in Ontario's ten steps to green energy which will open investment and opportunities in Ontario's green economy. 

Creating online interactive cultural sharing environment focus of new Heritage Canada program

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
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brianbeaton@knet.ca

Press release

Government of Canada Announces Creation of the Canada Interactive Fund

TORONTO, ONTARIO - Sept. 23, 2009 - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Dean Del Mastro, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament (Peterborough), today announced at Seneca College the creation of the Canada Interactive Fund (CIF).

INAC launching Year 2 (2010-2011) of the Reforming First Nation Education Initiative

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

Official launch of Year 2 (2010-2011) of the Reforming First Nation Education Initiative. 

Program guidelines, proposal application forms and other related documentation and materials are now available on the INAC Internet site for both the First Nation Student Success Program and the Education Partnerships Program.

Regional Offices will play a lead role in advising communities and organizations eligible to participate in one or both programs.

Ontario directing Hydro One to begin developing new transmission projects across the north

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

Ontario press release

Major Transmission Projects Planned For Northern Ontario - McGuinty Government’s Green Energy Plan Creating Jobs

Sept. 21, 2009

THUNDER BAY - Ontario is asking Hydro One to immediately proceed with planning and implementing major transmission projects across the province, including Northern Ontario, which will create jobs and build the green economy.

Finance training available by videoconference hosted by DFC High School

Submitter Name: 
Franz Seibel
Submitters Email: 
franzseibel@knet.ca

Dennis Franklyn Comatry High School will be hosting two upcoming workshops from the business class through video conference.

Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Print the poster and invite your community.

Cash Flow versus Income - September 25, 2009

KOTM Secertary postion posting for Balmertown office deadline of October 6

Submitter Name: 
Crystal Johnston
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crystaljohnston@knet.ca

Employment Opportunity

Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs Council

Telemedicine Secretary - Full Time Position

The Telemedicine Secretary is a Full Time position that supports the KO Telehealth Administration Team to create an efficient and effective workplace environment.  The major duties and responsibilities are a guideline and new tasks and duties will be assigned as required.

New research in the effective use of videoconferencing in First Nations available online

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

Two new Videocom (http://videocom.knet.ca) research papers about the effective use of videoconferencing in health applications are now available online.

Both of these papers are the first papers from larger research projects and there will be further papers coming next year from these projects. These papers will be presented at the upcoming Canadian Society of Telehealth conference in Vancouver (October 3 to the 6).

The references are:

2nd Walk for Mother Earth from Grassy Narrows First Naton to Ottawa nearing Sault Ste Marie

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
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brianbeaton@knet.ca

From the walker's Meeting Place web site 

2nd Walk for Mother Earth from Grassy Narrows to Ottawa

***Please send all the support you can to these grassroots leaders in their journey to Ottawa to raise profile of Indigenous Rights, awareness out the treaties and Mother Earth, they are almost in Sault Ste.Marie and need funds for food and gas. They can be contacted at the contact information below!***

For the Land and Peace,

Press Release

First Nation youth share their thoughts about the present and future as 7th generation members

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
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brianbeaton@knet.ca

From the Winnipeg Free Press

The Seventh Fire GENERATION - How young aboriginals see the present and future

By: Colleen Simard - 20/09/2009

In The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway, Anishinaabe elder Edward Benton-Banai writes about the Seven Fires prophecy of his people. It's a story that predates Canada's existence.

Each prophecy -- called a fire -- is a prediction for the future.