Aboriginal Applicants Pre-Application Workshop
The Aboriginal Admissions Subcommittee is sponsoring the following workshops in September for prospective Aboriginal Students.
Laurentian University Workshop
Saturday, September 11, 2004 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
8th Floor, Willet Green Miller Centre
Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON
Lakehead University Workshop
Sunday, September 12, 2004 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
6th Floor ATAC Building
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON
Workshops are open to Aboriginal people interested in applying to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
Please register by contacting the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at 1-807-766-7317, or call toll free from within Northern Ontario 1-888-377-7757, Thunder Bay residents please call 766-7317, or email email@example.com
Cal Kenny, Keewaytinook Okimakanak's Graphic and Website Designer, is editting and posting a series of video clips obtained during the recent nine day youth/elder trip from Beaver Lake back to the community of Fort Severn. Click here to read the KNews story about this trip.
The video clips from this year's trip are being posted as they are completed. They include beautiful images from the land, teachings from the elders, harvesting wild game, cooking meals and social times with the youth. Click here to see these videos.
Indigenous Culture and Media Innovations
Digital Production HDTV Training
Dates: Sept. 20 2004 – March 2005
Location: Ohsweken, Six Nations
Certified Digital Production HDTV six month training will take place at Indigenous Culture and Media Innovations from mid September 2004-March 2005 in Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.
You will receive hands-on experience using state of the art digital equipment and facilities. The Indigenous Culture and Media Innovations is certified through Niagara College and offers the newest technologies in High Definition Television cameras and equipment.
Tuition for the entire program is $7,000. Funding, including living expenses, may be available to those who are eligible. Please call for details.
You’ll graduate able to produce HDTV stunning visuals through the use of cutting edge production techniques. You’ll master Pro Tools, a stand alone audio production environment standard in the industry for recording, mixing and mastering audio for radio, television and film.
You will have hands on experience in:
Application Deadline: September 13, 2004
To send your resume, support material and references or if you have any questions please contact:
KiHS is getting ready for another successful year by offering high school credit courses to students in northern Ontario. For anyone in our 13 partner communities, who is planning to enroll in high school this September, the courses being offered in Term 1A at KiHS are shown below.
If you're interested in registering, please contact your local KiHS Steering Committee member, your Local Education Authority or call (toll free) 1-800-387-3740, Ext. 51298 or 51313 or 51302.
We look forward to seeing you on-line in September.
KiHS – TERM 1A COURSES
AVI10 – Visual Arts
MAT14 – Essential Mathematics
ENG14 – Essential English
TGJ20 – Communications Technology
SNC2P – Applied Science
GLC20/CHV20 – Career Studies/ Civics
KiHS is gearing up for a new school year in 13 First Nation communities. If you are in one of our partner communities and would to apply to take grade 9 and 10 courses online using the latest technological resources, contact your local KiHS Steering Committee Member or call our office at 800 387 3740 Ext 51302.
This year we have a classroom and local contact in:
1. Bearskin Lake
2. Cat Lake
3. Deer Lake
5. Fort Severn
6. Fort William
8. Kejick Bay
9. North Spirit Lake
10. Poplar Hill
11. Sachigo Lake
Each of our communities has a qualified teacher who will help ensure that you have a successful time in our program. We are offering over 26 courses for grade 9 and 10 as well as a grade 11 Physical Education course.
Plan your future today and apply to KiHS for courses in September.
Check out our website at www.kihs.knet.ca and see what is available for you.
The newly renovated KO Telehealth and KiHS Centre of Excellence is now occupied and ready to better serve the First Nation partners across the region. Everyone is invited to stop by and take a tour of the new office complex. The former Balmertown clinic was purchased in the fall of 2003 and renovation work was managed by the KO Public Works department using local contractors throughout the winter and spring of 2004. Funding for this project came from Industry Canada FedNor and the Smart Communities project that helped the development of both these innovative KO projects.
Click here to see more pictures and watch for the upcoming Grand Opening event being planned for this building.
Orpah McKenzie, NOMS' Aboriginal Affairs Director came to Sioux Lookout to meet with various groups to discuss collaborative opportunities. Orpah is working with different First Nations and aboriginal groups to identify four week community placement opportunities for first year medical school students starting in the spring of 2006.
While meeting with Keewaytinook Okimakanak, Nancy Greaves, the KO Telehealth Service Migration Officer who works with the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) was able to identify a number of opportunities to collaborate with Orpah and NOMS. In particular, during the upcoming telehealth workshop being planning for this fall, it is hoped that Orpah will be able to present information for the Health Directors and the Community Telehealth Coordinators (CTC) to identify each First Nation can benefit from supporting a placement in their communities. The expanded roles and responsibilities of all the different partners involved in this work can create new opportunities for each participating First Nation.
Jamie Ray travelled to Mishkegogamang and Wabigoon First Nations to work with their local teams in identifying strategies for developing their connectivity requirements.
In Mishkegogamang Jamie worked with the Chief and Council members at the band office getting their new computers set up and planning their network. He then worked with Donna Roundhead, the local Health Director to identify the needs to put a broadband connection into the local Health Centre so the telehealth services can be developed. Afterwards, he went with Michael Bottle over to the school to plan their local network.
Wabigoon FN Economic Development office wants to install a wireless connection from the school connection over to their offices.