APTN press release ....
Aboriginal Icon: An APTN Singing Contest
February 27, 2007
The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network is hosting a singing contest for Aboriginal people on their weekly news magazine, Contact. The contest is called "Aboriginal Icon" and they are accepting submissions as we speak.
On April 4th APTN is pleased to announce a special edition of Contact: Aboriginal Icon
If you are between the ages of 18-28 and think you have the talent to wow our judges, please send in audition tape along with your name, age, phone, number, and address to:
339 Portage Ave.
Attn: Contact - Aboriginal Icon
The deadline for admission is March 23rd, 4 pm eastern standard time and don't forget to self-identify if you are First Nations, Inuk, or Metis.
The top three contestants will be contacted by telephone and flown to Winnipeg to perform Live across the nation on Contact April 4th 2007.
Audience members can send an email or call in to vote for their favorite finalist.
The Grand Prize winner will have their song professionally recorded in studio with Strong Front Productions and will be flown to Toronto to compete in the final auditions for Canadian Idol. Prizes will also be awarded to the second and third prize winners.
So send in your video tapes, and try out for the first ever Aboriginal Icon!
DISCLAIMER: Please be prepared to sing an original song on-air. Cover songs are acceptable for the audition tape but may not be sung for the on-air competition due to copyright issues.
The complete list of Rules & Regulations is available here:
For more information, please contact Dawn Isaac:
Researcher/Writer, News & Current Affairs
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
P: 204.947.9331 ext. 481
Visit the Aboriginal Circle web site at http://aboriginalsportcircle.ca/main/main.html
The Aboriginal Sport Circle is Canada’s national voice for Aboriginal sport, which brings together the interests of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. Established in 1995, the Aboriginal Sport Circle was created through a national consensus-building process, in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal peoples.
The Aboriginal Sport Circle is hosting information sessions on the Aboriginal Coach Manual
The Aboriginal Sport Circle will deliver training and educational workshops about the ACM to be presented to National Sport Organizations (NSO), Multi-Sport Organizations (MSO), Recreational Organizations, and other interested Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal organizations. READ MORE >>
Read More about Coaching Development at http://aboriginalsportcircle.ca/main/coachingcertification.html
and about the Aboriginal Coaching Manual at http://aboriginalsportcircle.ca/main/acm.html
INAC press release ....
Video Vignettes: Aboriginal Success Stories from Across Canada
February 26, 2007
These short 3-minute videos show First Nations improving the quality of life for their members.
Look and listen to these stories of success in First Nations communities. Whether it's about education, economic development or governance, they all have the same goal - improving the quality of life of First Nations people across Canada. These short 3-minute videos show First Nations improving the quality of life for their members.
Lac La Ronge Indian Band is empowering its members by creating the opportunity for private home ownership in this First Nation. Comfortable, safe, energy-efficient homes are now a dream come true in this Saskatchewan Cree community.
The Wikwemikong Development Commission helps community members develop and realize economic opportunities from construction to modern communications, while keeping touch with their traditional values.
In 2003, the Westbank First Nation signed a historic self-government agreement giving them the tools to make decisions over land, resources, culture and much more. See how this First Nations government is building a better quality of life for its members.
"Reclaiming Our Gifts & Glories to Share with our Families"
On March 17th & 18th, the NAN Women’s Council is hosting a “Reclaiming our Past Glories & Gifts to Share with our Families” Conference in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The purpose of this conference is to give First Nations Women from the NAN Communities an opportunity to participate, network, and to build capacity around Crisis Managment, Volunteerism, and Consensus Building. In order to register for this conference, First Nations Women from the NAN communities must send a letter of interest, explaining the following: