Community News

Green Energy Development program supporting First Nations across Ontario

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

Support for First Nation and Métis Communities in Green Energy Development - McGuinty Government Initiatives Will Create Green Jobs, Spur Economic Development

September 03, 2009

Ontario is launching two new programs for First Nations and Métis communities interested in developing and owning renewable energy facilities, such as wind, solar and hydroelectric. These initiatives will create jobs and stimulate economic development as well as offer a guaranteed and sustained long term revenue stream. 

The K-Net Broadband Governance Model - a doctoral thesis by Adam Fiser

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

The K-Net Broadband Governance Model: Historical development and Institutional Framework

How social enterprise integrated public, for-profit, and not-for-profit institutions to enable broadband community networking in Canadian Aboriginal high cost serving areas (circa 1997 to 2007)

by 
Adam Paul Fiser

A thesis submitted in conformity with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Faculty of Information

Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy to replace AHRDS starting April 2010

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

Press release 

The Government of Canada Announces the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy 

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- 09/04/09 -- The Government of Canada announced its newest commitment to Aboriginal people through the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS). The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, made the announcement today.

Statistics Canada Job Opportunity conducting People Living in First Nations survey

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

Statistics Canada requires part-time interviewers to conduct the Survey of People Living in First Nations Communities (Pilot 2009)

from September to December 2009. 

Warnings and actions required immediately to address the effects of climate change

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

Press release

Warming Arctic’s Global Impacts Worse Than Predicted

September 02, 2009

The new report, Arctic Climate Feedbacks: Global Implications, outlines dire global consequences of a warming Arctic that are far worse than previous projections. Peer-reviewed by the world’s top climate scientists, this report reinforces that there’s no time to waste in tackling climate change, because this meltdown will have major implications for people around the world – not just in the Arctic. 

OFNTSC providing fire fighting training and equipment for Ontario First Nations

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

INAC press release 

Government Of Canada Delivers Strong Investment For Firefighting To 93 Ontario First Nations

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Sept. 2, 2009 - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and non-Status Indians, today announced $3.1 million in funding for the purchase of fire trucks, firefighting equipment, and related training for Ontario First Nations.

Two Feathers Forest Products funded to construct processing facilities in Eagle Lake First Nation

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

Press Release

Two Feathers Forest Products Receives Federal Government Funding

Sept 1st, 2009

(Two Feathers Forest Products LP, Ontario, Sept.1, 2009) Eagle Lake First Nation received $829,000 from the recent Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) announcement. This will support the Two Feathers Forest Products LP (TFFP) value added initiative. TFFP is a partnership involving Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, Pikangikum First Nation, Eagle Lake First Nation and Finnish based Wood Tech Group.

Heritage Canada's Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program deadline of Sept 30

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

Federal government press release ...

Keewaytinook Internet High School begins 2009-2010 school year with teacher orientation

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

From the KIHS web site at http://kihs.knet.ca

Teacher Orientation, August/September 2009

From August 31st to September 3rd, new and returning KiHS teachers met in Balmertown for 4 days of training  for the 2009-10 school year.  These meetings are designed to inform teachers about how KiHS functions as an online high school, to review curriculum changes, and to to give all staff an opportunity to get to know one another.

Whitefish River First Nation and allies demanding protection of waterways and sacred lands

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

From the Mid North Monitor

Fury in Birch Island - Environmental hearing for Fisher Harbour draws over 100, including chiefs from across the province

Posted By Craig Gilbert - September 2, 2009 

Emotions boiled over during a four-hour public consultation related to Fisher Harbour, an industrial port on the traditional territory of Whitefish River First Nation (WRFN.)