Community News

The Honouring Life Network inviting First Nation youth to produce suicide prevention videos

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

NAHO press release 

The Honouring Life Network launches Suicide Prevention Video Contest

September 10, 2009

OTTAWA, ON — In celebration of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Honouring Life Network (HLN), a project of the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO), announced an exciting new contest for First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth. 

E-Spirit Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition accepting registrations up to Oct 9

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

E-Spirit Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition 

On-Line Team Registration:

September 14 to October 9, 2009

October 19, 2009 – February 5, 2010

Module completion dates:

To qualify for Milestone Prize #1:

First Nation youth invited to become a member of NAHO's Honouring Life Network committee

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

National Aboriginal Health Organization press release

NAHO’s Honouring Life Network calls for Youth Advisory Committee members

OTTAWA — The National Aboriginal Health Organization’s (NAHO) Honouring Life Network (HLN) is recruiting First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth aged 17 to 30 to form a new Youth Advisory Committee.

AFOA offering workshops for First Nation finance teams to deal with new accounting requirements

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

Aboriginal Financial Officer's Association of Canada press release

First Nations will face challenges meeting new accounting standards effective January 1, 2009 – free workshops available

Ottawa, Ontario, September 8, 2009 – First Nations will face important changes to their financial reporting requirements that go into effect January 1, 2009, which may pose significant challenges for some communities. 

First Nations in the Sioux Lookout region exploring the establishment of an urban reserve

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

NOHFC press release

AFN National Chief challenges First Nation students and families to lead the way by completing school

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

AFN press release 

AFN National Chief Issues "Back to School" Statement to First Nations Students and Families

     OTTAWA, Sept. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo today issued the following statement:

     "Today marks the day when many students across the country are returning to school. And for some, it will be their first day of school, the start of a new journey.

Canada remains the only country not supporting the UN's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Canadian government isolated as global implementation moves ahead

12 September 2009

A new report released today shows governments and institutions around the world are moving ahead with implementation of a human rights instrument that the minority government of Canada has denounced as “unworkable.”

COO searching for Education Coordinator to work with First Nations and their organizations

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca
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Sept 15 deadline for Pleasure Craft Operator Card to operate any motorized boat in Canada

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

Everyone who wants to operate a motor boat must complete the Safe Boat Operator exam by September 15 in order to get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card.

There is a $52 charge to take the exam and get the card.

The exam can be taken online at a number of sites including:

http://www.boaterexam.com/canada/

http://www.boatsmartexam.com/

Also online is free information material for SAFE BOATER TRAINING, including:

Building and using broadband infrastructure important for First Nations education and development

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

From http://www.straight.com/article-254208/first-nations-kids-need-net