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Matachewan First Nation is looking for students interested in a summer job as a ranger. As part of the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program, successful applicants will work for Outland Reforestation Inc in natural resources based training and educational activities six days a week for seven weeks.
How to apply:
For more information, click here.
Every summer the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources runs the Aboriginal Youth Work Exchange Program which gives Aboriginal youth (age 15 to 24) the opportunity to work for 8 weeks for the Ministry. Successful applicants stay with the program for three summers during which time they will also complete an exchange component between the Ministry of Natural Resourcse and a First Nation community or Aboriginal organization.
The Aboriginal Youth Work Exchange Program website lists all of the jobs that are currently available. Each posting has the job title, location, number of positions available and who/where you should send your application. If one of the positions looks good to you, send that person/organization your resume and a coverletter. Most postings include a mailing address, fax number and email address.
There are no specific application deadlines for these positions, but don't wait too long! As the positions are filled the postings will be removed from the website.
Click here to go to the website, where you can also watch a video of previous participants in action!
Kashechewan First Nation Youth Video Project is a finalist for the prestigious 2012 Great Grants Awards.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation today announced that Kashechewan First Nation Youth Video Project is a finalist for the prestigious 2012 Great Grants Awards. The awards recognize Ontario organizations that have demonstrated exceptional results, innovation and a lasting impact on the communities they serve.
Kashechewan First Nation Youth Video Project has been selected as a finalist in the arts and culture category. A total of eight 2012 Great Grants Awards recipients will be recognized in the presence of Hon. Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, at a ceremony in Toronto on March 23.
Kashechewan First Nation Youth Video Project
In this remote community on the James Bay Coast, youth are challenged as many face a high school drop-out rate, drug and alcohol consumption and a high risk of suicide. The prospect of employment is low, so acquiring skills that can be used locally is potentially life changing. Thanks to training with a video expert, the young participants came together for a common purpose, engaging the whole community in the process on issues important to youth. They learned how to produce, shoot, edit and screen videos, and produced five videos - far exceeding expectations. This collaboration with the Kashechewan First Nation, the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation and with SkyWorks left in its wake youth empowered with revenue-generating skills, boosted confidence, pride in themselves and a stronger connection to their community.
Kashechewan First Nation Youth Video Project was awarded a Community grant of $27,000 in 2009.
"We are very proud of the Kashechewan First Nation Youth Video Project and are excited that, with this nomination, its work in the community will now be acknowledged across Ontario. Its efforts go to the heart of the Foundation's own work: to support good ideas and help foster community connections that improve people's quality of life." Keith Nymark, Chair of Northwestern Grant Review Team, OTF.
"The Ontario Trillium Foundation grant that Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) received for the videography project for youth in Kashechewan First Nation went a long way in making this project a huge success. The purpose of this project was to support the youth of Kashechewan First Nation by helping them gain experience in writing scripts, producing and editing videos. It did that and more. It went a long way in boosting their confidence and empowered the youth to make change in the community."
• Ontario Trillium Foundation Great Grants Award finalists were selected from among some 4,500 groups that received OTF support between April 2006 and December 2010
• Photo of Kashechewan First Nation Youth Video Project at http://otf.ca/en/newsCentre/gg_finalists_2012.asp#kashechewan
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Partnering with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the Royal Canadian Police Force (RCMP), the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is starting an outreach program to let First Nations citizens know what resources are available not only for when children go missing but also how to prevent their getting lost in the first place.
The measure was announced on February 21 on the first day of the AFN’s National Justice Forum.
“We are announcing a joint effort to help ensure that all First Nations and aboriginal communities in Canada know where to turn when a child is missing,” said Christy Dzikowicz, director of MissingKids.ca, in a statement. “We are living in a more complex world, and our children are facing new risks. In addition to providing step-by-step guides and tools, MissingKids.ca’s specially trained staff is always there to support families in their search to find their missing child.”
The Canadian government is supporting the initiative through its Department of Justice Victims Fund. The program enables the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to reach out to First Nations and Aboriginal people via several avenues.
Source: Indian Country
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