Roy Fiddler from Muskrat Dam, ont.
Jerome Harper from Winnipeg, Man.
Linda Beardy from Sioux Lookout, ont.
Abe Kakapetum from Sioux Lookout, Ont.
Stillwater Gospel Band from Neskantaga First Nation.
Our local Neskantaga Gospel Singers.
And many many more to come.
For Further information, Please contact coordinators:
Edward Moonias - 807-479-2631 (h)
Duane Moonias - 807-479-1126 (h)
or call either one of them at the band office, at 807-479-2570
Thank You / Miigwetch
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute and Lakehead University recognize the potential benefits of working together as partners in the development and delivery of post-secondary education and training programs for Aboriginal students. Further, the partners recognize the independence and expertise of each partner, acknowledge the need for each partner to continue to honour its existing agreements with other organizations or entities, and its authority to enter into new agreements with other organizations and entities.
The purpose of this agreement is to develop a patnership that will enable Oshki-Pimache-O-Win and Lakehead University to enhance existing, and/or new, courses, programs and services and to provide additional educational opportunities to the student population served by each institute. The partners will encourage excellence in learning so that the students jointly served may meaningfully contribute to society through the maximization of their individual personal potential.
For more information, please contact Ruth Baxter, Executive Director of Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute at (807) 346-2770. Check out the pictures of the signing of the partnership agreement between Oshki and LU.
Innovation, partnerships, training, sharing and demonstrating new opportunities were key themes delivered by Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund staff and their partners during Small Business Week (the week of October 21 to 25). Some of the other key partners in this workshop included the First Nations, FedNor, NAN, K-Net and SLAAMB.
Rachel Garrick, an NADF Project Officer, approached K-Net staff with a proposal to use the broadband network to deliver a series of Small Business Development workshops for the Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities that have video conferencing facilities already established. Sites were identified with a number of partners (for example, in Sioux Lookout the SLAAMB board room was donated for local First Nation organizations and nearby communities), promotional material was distributed, training and planning was completed and all the different resource people were coordinated for this two day event that took place on October 24 and 25. Check out the Wawatay News story about this virtual workshop.
Pictures and more information about this event are also available at http://photos.knet.ca/NADF-workshop.
During the Keewaytinook Okimakanak's Board Meeting, the KO chiefs participated in SmartLabrador's Northern Solutions Conference on November 6, 2002 by video conference. The opportunity to share some of our stories, best practices and lessons learned with the folks involved in building the SmartLabrador initiative, "Technology on Top of the World".
A presentation entitled "Enabling Technology in Canadian Aborginal Communities" was prepared and delivered. Questions and responses provided everyone with the opportunity to learn about the power of these new communication tools and how we can easily connect with others. Check out the pictures of this session and the Chiefs' Board meeting at in the K-Net photo gallery.
Welcome to the first edition of the NAN Education Electronic Newsletter.
I hope that this provides you with some helpful information. Please feel free to comment. Are the stories too short? ... too long... any ideas that you might want to offer would be greatly appreciated...
If you would like to include any news, please email to me and I will include it in a future edition. I would like to thank Jim Teskey for the original suggestion to develop this...
NAN Education Advisor
The 4th annual Niigaantige Career Fair and Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards was held in Thunder Bay on Oct. 30 - Nov.1, 2002. Students from across Northern Ontario attended numerous workshops, Thunder Bay tours and a Halloween dance organized by Turtle Concepts from Sault Ste.Marie.
The Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards winners included Roxanne Meawasige, Micheal Pelletier, Rachel Yesno, Conredge Solomon, Catherine Cheechoo, Derek Fox, Celine Favell, Sterlige Meshake, Christy Meeseetawageesic, Duane Moonias, Jasmine Landry, Conan Pitchenese, Keshatay Simon, Corey Wesley, Carla Chiesel, NaMichael Dube, Erin Bottle, Shawn Shabaquay, Phyrie Hook, and Tyler Ledger. Congratulations to all! Check out the pictures at http://photos.knet.ca/Niigaatige-Career-Fair
TYKES 4, 5 & 6 yrs old
NOVICE 7-8 yrs old
Fort WilliamLac SeulEabametoongPic River
ATOM 9-10 yrs old
Fort WilliamConstance Lake
EabametoongKasabonika LakeBearskin LakeShoal LakeGrassy NarrowsGinoogaming Neskantaga
PEEWEE 11-12 yrs old
Fort WilliamBearskin LakeEabametoongLac SeulPic RiverLong LakeGinoogamingArolandCat LakeNibinamik
BANTAM 13-14 yrs old
Fort WilliamPic RiverWebequieNibinamikSlate FallsArolandAlberta team (is interested not confirmed yet)
"NEW" MIDGET 15-17 yrs old "NEW"
Fort WilliamPic RiverConstance LakeMcdowell LakeLac SeulFort HopeAlberta team (is interested not confirmed yet)
Team Entry Deadline December 15, 2003
For more information:
Phone: 807-625-0327 Fax: 807-625-9303
Bearskin AirlinesWasaya AirwaysAnishinabek Employment & Training Services
The Deer Lake community web site has now been posted and is ready for public viewing. The site address is http://www.deerlake.firstnation.ca
A lot of work has been put into developing the community site, I hope you all enjoy it and watch out for future updates, as various pages within the site are still under construction.
I just wanted to let you know that Our Chief and Council has changed since 2001. Our new First Nation Band Information to be posted on our community information page should now be:
Chief: John Mendowegon
Miigwech for your time