CWF Pro Wrestling has been added to the list of events for K.I. Homecoming 2005. Times/Dates for shows are ..
August 3/05 at 1pm and August 4/05 at 10am
Fun and enjoyment for the whole family
Glass Tiger and Trooper
Relive the thrills and spills of Homecoming 2003
The Schedule for Homecoming 2005 has now been posted
Click the Homecoming link for the Information
Update: July 18/05 see updated travel info on the travel link on Homecoming2005
visit updates on the feature entertainment link
$50.000.00 Jackpot Bingo Aug 5/05 at 3pm
Truck/Four wheeler Raffle draw Aug 6/05 at 6pm
visit http://bigtroutlake.firstnation.ca for further updates
The hundred year commemoration ceremonies of the signing of Treaty number 9 continues with special events being held in Eabametoong and Marten Falls First Nations. More information about each of these activities can be viewed on-line at the links below ...
Muskrat Dam's Invitional Men's volleyball Tournament of Champions August 24-27 2005
The World Summit Youth Award is another opportunity for youth (under 27 years of age) to showcase their on-line productions to the world ...
Do you have a cool emerging project on the web? Are you a young designer, web developer, music producer or artist looking for international exposure? Are you passionate about using technology for social change?
Enter the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) today and showcase your project to the world!
WSYA is an international competition for youth-led (under 27 years of age) projects that bridge the content gap in the emerging Information Society. It is the first global "youth for youth" initiative; promoting best practice in e-content and technological creativity and demonstrating young people's potential to create digital opportunities. WSYA is not only a showcase to the world for young designers, technologists and e-content creators, it also contributes on a global scale to reducing poverty, protecting the environment, sharing knowledge and empowering marginalized young people.
The WSYA Categories are Development, Creativity & Culture and Community Engagement and the online application process at www.youthaward.org is open until midnight (GMT) on September 18, 2005.
I know many of you have online projects and I encourage you all to apply to the WSYA through our online application form, now available at www.youthaward.org/apply. Note that only online projects led by youth under 27 years of age are eligible.
We've received many requests for assistance but we ask that only eligible applicants with an online project or website apply. The applications will close on midnight (GMT), September 18, 2005.
Community Conversations On-line
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is hosting a Community Conversations On-line survey to hear from charitable and not-for-profit organizations. This site is part of our outreach process to collect advice about our granting programs. Everyone is invited to:
Each year, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture, awards $100 million of government funding generated through Ontario’s charity casino initiative to charitable and not-for-profit organizations. The Board of Directors recently undertook a strategic review of the vision and mission of the foundation. Their new vision and mission are now reflected in the Granting Priorities and the Program Guidelines for the foundation’s granting activities.
Through the website survey and our community sessions, Trillium is inviting everyone to give them feedback on how their programs are meeting your community’s needs. You can find out about OTF grants in your area in your community and regional profiles. The results of their outreach will help them further fine tune their programs to continue to strengthen Ontario communities.
You can participate in this process by registering to attend one of the community sessions or by completing their on-line survey.
Aboriginal Recreation Conference 2005
August 22-26, 2005
Pelican Falls First Nation High School, Sioux Lookout
The Decade Recreation Department in partnership with the Intergovernmental Committee will be hosting Recreation Planning Sessions at this conference.
These sessions will focus on training that will equip individuals with the tools and skills to effectively sustain recreation programs in communities. Potential trainers include, but are not limited to recreation workers, youth council, teachers, students and community volunteers.
Train-the-Trainers planning sessions are also being organized in NAN communities.
NAN is currently seeking interested applicants and host communities for these different sessions. Please not that travel expenses cannot be covered due to budget restrictions, however there is no cost for the training.
MOre information is available at the new NAN recreation website at www.nanrec.ca as well as by contacting
Decade Recreation Coordinator
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Several of the speeches from the morning ceremonies for the Treaty 9 Commemoration gathering on July 12 that took place at the Old Post site in Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation are now available on-line. These speeches highlight the understanding and realities about the relationship the First Nation people that live and work within this treaty region have with the rest of Canada. They include:
The Chiefs of Nishnawbe Aski Nation and guests gathered in Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the signing of Treaty Number 9. Click here for the agenda for this full day of activities. Click here to visit the Treaty 9 Commemoration Website for more information about this event and other celebrations that are taking place across Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
Click here to view the webcast of the afternoon session that was broadcast live from the school site.
CANADA'S ABORIGINAL YOUTH
(16 to 18 years of age)
An opportunity to participate in the
ABORIGINAL SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
October 25 to November 5, 2005
Canada's Aboriginal Veterans, in conjunction with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Veterans Affairs Canada, will undertake a special Aboriginal Spiritual Journey to the Battlefields of Europe to call home the Spirits of our fallen Warriors. The Journey will comprise of Second World War Veterans; Aboriginal Traditional Spiritual Leaders; National Aboriginal Leaders; members of the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
A representative group of thirteen Youth will accompany the Official Delegation to Europe. First Nation, Inuit and Métis youth, between 16 and 18 years of age, who are interested in taking part in this special opportunity are requested to submit a written essay of 300 to 500 words in length.
Why is it important for Aboriginal youth to remember and honour the sacrifices and achievements of Aboriginal soldiers who served their country during times of war, military conflict and peace?
Deadline for submissions is Monday, August 15, 2005. All entries must be postmarked by that date and sent by mail to:
ABORIGINAL SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
Youth Representative Selection Committee
C/O INDIAN AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS CANADA
10 Wellington Street, Room 5B-04
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0H4
Entries can also be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESS RELEASE about this special gathering:
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Veterans Journey to Battlefields of Europe
Ottawa - First Nations, Métis and Inuit people who gave their lives in wartime will be honoured during events in Europe this fall, Veterans Affairs Minister, the Honourable Albina Guarnieri announced today.
Aboriginal spiritual leaders from across Canada will conduct Calling Home Ceremonies, incorporating the customs and traditions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, to return the spirits of fallen warriors to their homelands and put them to rest with their ancestors in Canada.
Twenty Aboriginal Veterans of the Second World War and 13 Aboriginal youth, representing every region of Canada, will accompany the Spiritual Leaders and will visit a number of commemorative sites related to the First and Second World Wars, including Ypres, Vimy Ridge, and Juno Beach in Normandy. Visits to Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries will offer an opportunity for the delegation to pay their respects to the fallen. In addition, an Inukshuk will be constructed and placed at an appropriate overseas location to serve as a permanent reminder of the contribution of Canada’s First Peoples in service to their country.
Cal Kenny, K-Net's Multi-media producer, put together a short video documentary showing Deborah Davis, Director General of Industry Canada's Information Highway Applications Branch visit to Sioux Lookout and Slate Falls First Nation. The 3:20 minute video has Deborah speaking about the trip, the satellite connections in Sioux Lookout and Slate Falls First Nation and the applications that are now operational with the C-Band satellite resources in place thanks to Industry Canada.
Everyone is welcomed to view this video at
The video shows how the C-Band satellite network is being utilized to support a variety of broadband applications including telehealth, the internet high school, IP video, IP telephones, high speed data, etc. For more information about the C-Band satellite broadband network visit http://smart.knet.ca/satellite and watch the video about the opening of this service at http://streaming.knet.ca/satellite_300k.wmv.
Feedback from member of Industry Canada's First Nations SchoolNet team in Ottawa ... "I found this video very well done as well as very impressive. Thank you very much for sharing it with us. It was also very nice to see the KIHS center over there and also the telehealth center. Furthermore, the scenery from the plane is truly amazing! Congratulations in showcasing your region."
Poplar Hill First Nation
15th Annual Fast-Pitch Baseball Tournament 2005
Date: August 17 - 21 2005
Local Teams : $1,500.00
Outside Teams: $1,000.00
Inidividual Awards and Cash Prize
Accommodation Will Be Provided
Provide your own Meal
For More Info Contact:
James Suggashie @ 807 772 8838
Jonnie Owen @ 807 772 8838
Bobby Moose @ 807 772 8805
Alec Strang @ 807 772 8865