Part of the Aboriginal Tobacco Strategy Mass Media Campaign goal is to create tobacco wise mass media messages targeting urban Aboriginal youth.
This campaign is intended to denormalise the use of commercial tobacco, educate youth regarding traditional tobacco and provide support for non-smoking ways of life.
Please take the time to visit the “What the elders have to say." There is also have a Media Library with cool posters, flyers and radio public service announcements that inform about the difference between commercial and traditional tobacco.
The Aboriginal Tobacco Strategy is based upon the principles of the overall Aboriginal Cancer Strategy of Cancer Care Ontario.
The purpose of the Aboriginal Tobacco Strategy is to promote “tobacco wise” Aboriginal communities. A tobacco wise community knows the difference between Traditional Tobacco and commercial tobacco and has the knowledge, commitment, resources and skills to mobilize and implement strategies to promote and protect the well being of its members.
Submissions are invited to be presented at two public hearings of the Safe Drinking Water in First Nations Panel.
Region: ON-South - Toronto
9:00 am, August 8-9
InterContinental Hotel Toronto - Willard Room
Region: ON-North - Thunder Bay
9:00 am, August 22-23
Valhalla Inn - Ballroom 3
From the Safe Drinking Water web site at http://www.eps-sdw.gc.ca/index_e.html
To investigate the options for regulating water quality in First Nations communities, the expert panel will hold public hearings this summer in major centres across Canada. By August 31, the panel must complete a report that lists options and analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of each one.
During the public hearings, the panel will hear from First Nations representatives and others with experience in the drinking water and wastewater fields. If you wish to make a presentation, please contact the Panel Secretary.
The focus of these sessions is to gather views and information for the panel's consideration. The hearings will be informal, and open to both the public and media. In each centre where hearings are being held, there will be a session for presentations confirmed by the panel, followed by an open forum discussion.
Parties who are invited to make a presentation to the panel will receive a letter several weeks in advance. They will be asked to provide the panel with an outline of their presentation and an estimate of the time they will need.
Because of time constraints, the panel may not be able to provide invitations to everyone who asks, and may also have to limit the time allowed for invited presentations. Similarly, at the open forum sessions, presenters should be aware of the limited time available and respectful of others who would also like to speak. If time limits your spoken presentation, remember that the panel will accept written submissions up to August 31.
Poplar Hill First Nation 16th Annual Mens Fast Pitch Tournament
August 16-20, 2006
Travel Day-August 15, 2006
Entry Fee: $1500-Local Teams
Open to 8 Outside Teams
4 Local Teams
*Trophys & Medallions will be awarded
Mervin Owen-772-8838 or 772-9962
Ennis Strang-772-1112 or 772-8838
Zachariah Suggashie-772-8838 or 772-1170
Howard Moose-772-8838 or 772-8838
REGIONAL TELEHEALTH COORDINATOR
The Regional Telehealth Coordinator works with the dynamic KO Telehealth team to facilitate and direct clinical Telehealth services. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, this Full Time position takes the leaad in coordinating clincal utilitizations of Telehealth. This position is also responsible for supervising and directing First Nation-based Community Telehealth Coordinators to faciliitate Telehealth service deliver. Telemedicine is based on cutting edge technology and is an innovative career choice with many opportunities.
The ideal candidate will possess:
KOTH offers excellent remuneration and benefits. Salary will be dependant on qualifications and work experience.
Deadline for applications is August 11, 2006
Please forward resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Telehealth Hiring Committe
Balmertown, ON P0V 1C0
Press Release from NISHNAWBE ASKI NATION
Trial date to be set for Ralph Rowe
THUNDER BAY, ON, July 11 /CNW/ - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy and Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler are pleased with last Friday's decision to continue court processes in the current criminal case against Ralph Rowe - a former pilot and missionary school master charged with various counts of assault.
"The decision is definitely a sense of relief for those affected not only across NAN territory, but the entire province of Ontario," said NAN Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. "Now it's our job to move forward to prepare for the trial by gaining support for the victims."
Fiddler's comments come after a July 7th official response from Superior Court Justice E.W. Stach stating the following in a written report regarding a defense charter motion submitted by Rowe in May: "In short there is simply no support on these grounds for Mr. Rowe's claim for a stay of the current proceedings. To hold otherwise would effectively require young victims of sexual abuse to speak up immediately or never be heard."
Despite Rowe's charter motion for a stay of proceedings due to court delays and abuse of process, court proceedings on this case will resume August 2006 to set a date for trial.
In addition to serving 3 years of a six year sentence in 1994 for indecent and sexual assaults, Rowe is currently charged with an additional 38 counts of indecent assaults and 34 counts of sexual assault against a total of 28 male victims in nine different settings, most of them northern First Nations, alleged to have taken place between June 29, 1971 and May 1, 1986 (a 16-year span).
"This isn't just about Ralph Rowe, but about an assault on our people by the church," said NAN Grand Chief Stan Beardy. "By employing Ralph Rowe, the church did not fulfil its obligation to ensure the safety of its patrons - the church should be a safe place."
Rowe worked in at least 18 NAN First Nation communities between 1971 and 1986. He currently lives in Surrey, BC.
/For further information: Jenna Young, NAN Director of Communications, (807) 625-4952, (807) 628 3953 (mobile)/
The Telehealth Secretary is a full time 4 month term position that supports the KO Telehealth Administration Team to create an efficient and effective workplace environment. The major duties and responsibilities are a guideline and new tasks and duties will be assigned as required.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Salary will be dependant on qualifications and work experience.
Deadline for Applications: July 28, 2006
Forward resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Telehealth Hiring Committee
Balmertown, ON P0V 1C0
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Michael Hart's hint: "Start with the Browse Collections page."
Chief Rodney Monague Jr., known as Rambo to the community was recently elected to lead Beausoleil First Nation.
Everyone welcomes him with open arms. We may be the only community that actually has Rambo as Chief.
Beausoleil just had the Grand Opening of their new PowWow grounds on July 8-9th. The traditional gathering ended on Sunday.
Telehealth will be having another demonstration on its equipment in early September to promote the Telehealth in the community.
Matawa First Nation Management at http://www.matawa.on.ca has produced and is sharing Curriculum Resource material at http://www.matawa.on.ca/Index.aspx?CatID=78&DocID=280
The following links are PDF files containing the curriculum for Teaching Treaties in the Classroom from Kindergarten to Grade 3, as well as Substance Use and Abuse curriculum for Grades 1 to Grade 12.
The content was created by Pamela Burton, Curriculum Coordinator, Matawa First Nations Education Department.
Please feel free to download any part of the curriculum for your use. Also please read the background and preface for both sets of curriculum for an understanding of how and why it was developed.
Any other questions or request for information can be directed to Pam Burton at MFNM's Education Department.
All links are in PDF Format - click here to get Adobe Reader
For as Long as The River Flows Curriculum
Substance Use and Abuse
Grade 9 - Grade 9 Unit
Grade 10 - Grade 10 Unit
Grade 11 - Grade 11 Unit
Grade 12 - Grade 12 Unit
Another online resource ... Unlocking the Potential of Aboriginal Students
http://www.curriculum.org/secretariat/may24.html from the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat in partnership with Curriculum Services Canada